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  • 8 months Weapons, gadgets seized from foreigners in Bureau of Immigration jail raid Philstar
    Weapons, portable air conditioners and gadgets were among the contraband seized from foreigners detained at the Bureau of Immigration Warden Facility (BIWF) during a raid last Tuesday, an official said yesterday. ... more
  • 8 months Philippine economy underperforms in 2018 Philstar |Biz
    The Philippine economy grew at a slower pace in 2018, failing to hit the government’s target but still among the fastest in Asia, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reported yesterday. ... more
  • 8 months CHR probes ambush of Cebu mayor Philstar
    The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has initiated an investigation on an ambush that left a municipal mayor in Cebu wounded and her husband and two others dead on Tuesday. ... more
  • 8 months China firm investing in Makati subway Philstar |Biz
    Publicly-listed Philippine Infradev Holdings Inc. has entered into an agreement for the proposed $3.7-billion intracity subway in Makati City. ... more
  • 8 months Scorpions halt Tigers; Doves win Philstar |Sports
    Centro Escolar University stamped its class on University of Luzon, 98-70, in a duel of two unbeaten teams in the NCRAA basketball tournament at the St. Joseph Gymnasium. ... more
  • 8 months Stocks ignore lackluster GDP data, finish higher Philstar |Biz
    The stock market seems to have already taken into account the lower than expected 2018 economic growth figures. ... more
  • 8 months Ardina storms ahead with near flawless 67 Philstar |Sports
    It took Dottie Ardina 18 holes to figure out the Beverly Place layout. And when she did, there was no stopping the LPGA Tour-bound ace from claiming the coveted spot on top. ... more
  • 8 months BPI, IBM forge $260-million information technology deal Philstar |Biz
    IBM Global Services, the professional services arm of IBM, has signed a $260 million multi-year agreement with Bank of the Philippine Islands to help accelerate the bank’s digital transformation. ... more
  • 8 months Perez, Bolick face off in BPier-Dyip match Philstar |Sports
    NCAA rivals CJ Perez and Rob Bolick bring their rivalry over to the pros as NorthPort and Columbian Dyip clash in a keenly awaited match in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo tonight. ... more
  • 8 months PNOC mulls investment in fuel storage facility Philstar |Biz
    State-run Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) is considering investing in a fuel storage facility as part of the government’s thrust to put up a strategic petroleum reserve to cushion the impact of rising oil prices in the international market. ... more
  • 8 months Eustaquio defends ONE fly crown tonite vs Brazilian Philstar |Sports
    Filipino flyweight champion Geje Eustaquio vows to keep one of the four remaining titles by the Philippines in ONE Championship as he takes on Brazilian Adriano Moraes one final time tonight in ONE: Hero’s Ascent at the MOA Arena in Pasay City. ... more
  • 8 months Ramon Jacinto softens stance on common tower limit Philstar |Biz
    Presidential adviser on economic affairs and information technology communications Ramon Jacinto is softening his stance on his controversial proposal that limits the number of independent common tower firms in the country initially to two, but maintains that a certain cap should be maintained instead of opening the market to interested companies. ... more
  • 8 months Pacquiao purse to hit P1 billion Philstar |Sports
    Manny Pacquiao, at 40 years old, remains a pay-per-view draw. ... more
  • 8 months Maynilad sets 5-year capex at P100 billion Philstar |Biz
    West zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. is spending P100 billion over the next five years to accelerate the improvement and expansion of its water and wastewater services. ... more
  • 8 months Anomaly in use of IOC grants? Philstar |Sports
    An apparent anomaly has surfaced involving the previous POC administration’s handling of an IOC grant for the rebuilding of sports facilities in towns affected by Typhoon Yolanda in 2013. ... more
  • 8 months Tourist arrivals rise 7.2% in 11 months Philstar |Biz
    Driven by the surge in Chinese arrivals, the number of foreign tourists went up by 7.2 percent in 11 months last year – a notable achievement considering the six-month closure of Boracay Island, the country’s top tourism destination. ... more
  • 8 months Manny watches Warriors victory Philstar |Sports
    WBA welterweight champion Sen. Manny Pacquiao and wife Jinkee sat at courtside as the visiting Golden State Warriors crushed the Los Angeles Lakers, 130-111, in an NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last Monday then exchanged pleasantries with the players of their favorite team outside the lockerroom before leaving the arena. ... more
  • 8 months Manila Bay litterbugs face arrest Philstar
    The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is setting its sights on people and firms littering Manila Bay, an official said yesterday. ... more
  • 8 months ‘Kill Bill’ Philstar |Opinion
    NO! The Great Debate concerning children’s criminal liability should not be about age or how old children have to be in order for the police to arrest and charge them in court or hand them over to the DSWD. ... more
  • 8 months 1 dead, 1 hurt in ‘Wowowin’ taping mishap Philstar
    A 76-year-old woman died and another was injured after they fell from the bleachers during a taping of GMA 7’s variety show “Wowowin” on Tuesday. ... more
  • 8 months EDITORIAL – Mamasapano remembered Philstar |Opinion
    Four years after 44 members of the elite police Special Action Force were killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, relatives of the slain commandos continue to grieve and wait for justice. ... more
  • 8 months Makati precinct official nabbed for extortion Philstar
    The deputy commander of a police precinct in Makati City was arrested yesterday over allegations of extorting money from habal-habal drivers. ... more
  • 8 months Government incapable of finishing anything Philstar |Opinion
    Lowering the age of criminal liability from 15 will be another dead-letter law. Mal-intent dooms it. Ungrounded on science or fact, it aims only to please a President whose National Police chiefs have failed to curb narco-trade. ... more
  • 8 months Doctor is 31st Dengvaxia case in DOJ Philstar
    Another case was filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) yesterday against former health secretary Janette Garin and others tagged in deaths attributed to the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine. ... more
  • 8 months The ‘Low’ House Philstar |Opinion
    More and more Filipinos are getting convinced that we are just wasting our taxpayers’ money in the kind of Congress we now have, particularly the Lower House. ... more
  • 8 months MMDA enforces ‘bus segregation’ Philstar
    In a bid to ease the flow of traffic on EDSA, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has started implementing a “bus segregation policy” on EDSA’s southbound lane. ... more
  • 8 months Moving the BOL forward Philstar |Opinion
    At this stage, there should be no doubt on the result of the plebiscite on the Bangsa-moro Organic Law (BOL) showing more than the majority of the residents have ratified their inclusion in the new expanded autonomous region in Mindanao. ... more
  • 8 months Magnitude 5.5 quake rocks Cagayan Philstar
    The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology reported that a magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted Cagayan on Thursday. ... more
  • 8 months Drilon: Mislatel franchise ‘deemed revoked’ due to ‘patent violations’ Philstar |Biz
    The franchise of Mislatel — which is part of a consortium that was recently named as the Philippines’ third telecommunication player — is “deemed revoked” due to “patent violations” of conditions, Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said. ... more
  • 8 months Omnichannel Asia Summit Philippines 2019 to be held on February 20 Philstar |Biz
    A 2018 Nielsen report estimates that by 2020, the global fast-moving consumer goods e-commerce platform will reach over US$400 billion and will account for 10 to 20 percent market share. ... more
  • 8 months Henry Sy Sr. laid to rest in Taguig City Philstar |Biz
    The country’s wealthiest man, Henry Sy Sr., has been laid to rest in Taguig City on Thursday. ... more
  • 8 months 3 Maute terrorists killed in Lanao del Sur clash Philstar
    Three members of the Maute terror group that laid siege to Marawi City in 2017 were killed in an encounter with soldiers in this province Thursday. ... more
  • 8 months Filipino hailed winner in international ice sculpture competition in France Philstar |Art
    A Filipino sculptor recently won the 28th edition of Valloire International Ice Sculpture Competition in the southeastern city of Valloire Savoie. ... more
  • 8 months It’s about ‘winning with integrity’: Alaska owner slams ‘underhanded’ tactics in PBA Philstar |Sports
    The Alaska head honcho said there was an "uneven playing field" in the PBA — blaming the disparity on dubious trades and ignoring the league's salary cap when obtaining players. ... more
  • 8 months Looking at TNT Ka Tropa: On the rebound Philstar |Sports
    Wasn’t it only a few years ago when this team was a powerhouse? Of course, nothing lasts forever and they have to rejigger their line-up. Yet it looks so different now with only Harvey Carey, Jayson Castro, Kelly Williams, and Ryan Reyes left from those title teams of a few years ago. Even their dribble drive offense isn’t there. Maybe vestiges of it. But nothing like their old and vaunted offense.  ... more
  • 8 months Cotabato City mayor to protest plebiscite result Philstar
    Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi is calling for a repeat of the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite in the city, claiming fraud, intimidation and other irregularities. ... more
  • 8 months UAAP Jrs: Damaging losses for UST & DLSZ, FEU bounces back Philstar |Sports
    FEU defeated UE, 99-82. Adamson squeaked past UST, 69-67. Ateneo crushed UPIS, 115-68. And NU was steadier in the clutch against DLSZ, 82-67, in a game that was closer that the final score suggested. ... more
  • 8 months Philippine economy grows 6.1 percent in Q4 2018, misses full-year target Philstar |Biz
    The Philippine economy grew slightly faster in the final three months of 2018 but failed to meet the government’s full-year target, the country’s statistics agency reported Thursday. ... more
  • 8 months Perpetual forces rubbermatch with CSB Philstar |Sports
    Perpetual and CSB will slug it out in a winner-takes-all match on Tuesday, January 29. The victor will face defending champion Arellano University in the finals.  ... more
  • 8 months Navotas precinct chief, 2 intel cops sacked Philstar
    A precinct commander of the Navotas police and two intelligence operatives were relieved from their posts yesterday following a drug raid, which resulted in the roundup of 12 minors last week. ... more
  • 8 months Offenders aged 9 won’t end up in jail Philstar |Opinion
    WHO would not revolt at the thought of children as young as nine years who had been used or induced by their elders to commit crimes being thrown in jail like the usual criminals? ... more
  • 8 months Cebu town mayor survives ambush; husband, 2 others slain Philstar
    Mayor Lakambini Reluya of San Fernando, Cebu was wounded in an ambush in Barangay Linao, Talisay City on Tuesday that left three persons, including her husband barangay chairman Ricardo Jr., dead. ... more
  • 8 months The amazing Henry Sy Sr. Philstar |Opinion
    If there’s a very real rags-to-riches story, it is that of Henry Sy Sr. ... more
  • 8 months 6 killed in shootings Philstar
    Six persons were shot dead in separate incidents in Isabela, Pangasinan, Bulacan and Ilocos Sur in the past two days. ... more
  • 8 months Honoring Cory Philstar |Opinion
    President Cory Aquino was born on Jan. 25, 1933. ... more
  • 8 months Flood-prone school receives SM’s 92nd building donation Philstar |Edu
    Pupils at the East Central Integrated School in Dagupan City have reasons to be happy. The young learners will be attending classes in a new two-story, four-classroom persons with disability (PWD)-friendly elevated school building donated by SM Prime through SM Foundation. ... more
  • 8 months Lumads join call vs martial law extension in Mindanao Philstar
    Indigenous or lumad teachers and students have filed a fourth petition before the Supreme Court (SC) to strike down the third extension of martial law in Mindanao. ... more
  • 8 months Minors Philstar |Opinion
    From somewhere in the deepest recesses of the House of Representatives, a bill proposing to lower the age of criminal liability to only nine has emerged. ... more
  • 8 months Early registration for public schools starts Philstar |Edu
    Early registration for incoming public school students will begin on Saturday, according to the Department of Education (DepEd). ... more
  • 8 months Kidnap, robbery suspects shot dead Philstar
    A suspected kidnap gang member was killed in an alleged encounter with government forces in Sirawai town, Zamboanga del Norte on Tuesday night. ... more
  • 8 months Comelec gun ban did stop the killings in Cebu Philstar |Opinion
    This coming Sunday Jan. 27 at 9 a.m., the formal start of the rehabilitation efforts in Manila Bay will finally start, following the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)’s upcoming announcement of establishments found non-compliant with the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2014. ... more
  • 8 months Palace on wheels to Jaipur Philstar |Edu
    Travel to India requires time and study to appreciate a rich historical past. ... more
  • 8 months No agreement with any investor yet, says PAL Philstar |Biz
    PAL Holdings Inc., the operator of flag carrier Philippine Airlines, said it has not reached an agreement with any investor following reports that Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) is set to make its entry into the Lucio Tan controlled airline. ... more
  • 8 months Sandigan starts Honasan’s trial for ‘pork’ misuse Philstar
    The Sandiganbayan started on Tuesday the graft trial of Sen. Gregorio Honasan in connection with the alleged misuse of his pork barrel funds in 2012. ... more
  • 8 months EDITORIAL – Beyond the zoo cleanup Philstar |Opinion
    Thanks to a presidential directive for the cleanup of Manila Bay, the Manila Zoo will be shut down indefinitely for what city officials promise to be a dramatic facelift. ... more
  • 8 months Home economics grads can now teach in schools Philstar |Edu
    President Duterte has signed into law a measure that allows home economics graduates to teach HE and related technical-vocational subjects in elementary and high school. ... more
  • 8 months Government sticks to robust 7% growth outlook Philstar |Biz
    The government remains firm on its commitment to achieve at least seven percent economic growth 2019, even as multilateral institutions adjusted downwards their global growth outlook, the Department of Finance (DOF) said yesterday. ... more
  • 8 months Tondo hospital closes ER over suspected meningo Philstar
    The emergency room (ER) of the Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center in Tondo, Manila was temporarily closed yesterday over a suspected case of meningococcemia. ... more
  • 8 months Typhoons slow farm sector growth in 2018 Philstar |Biz
    The country’s agriculture sector slowed down last year after consecutive typhoons battered the country, affecting the crops sector. ... more
  • 8 months Bong Go seeks to empower barangay, SK execs Philstar
    Former special assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go has vowed to push measures that will empower barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials by providing them capability-building opportunities as well as additional benefits. ... more
  • 8 months Business groups push enactment of rice tariffication bill Philstar |Biz
    Thirteen business groups have urged President Duterte to sign into law the rice tariffication bill to ensure stable supply of the country’s main staple. ... more
  • 8 months Taguba seeks bail in P6.4-B shabu case Philstar
    Customs fixer Mark Ruben Taguba has filed a petition for bail in connection with the P6.4-billion shabu smuggling charges he is facing before the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC). ... more
  • 8 months Vehicle imports skid last year Philstar |Biz
    While car importers ended 2018 with a 17 percent drop in sales, the group is upbeat on seeing a recovery this year. ... more
  • 8 months Adrien Broner only hoped to land lucky KO punch – Buboy Fernandez Philstar |Sports
    There is a reason Adrien Broner threw only a few punches in his bid to dethrone Manny Pacquiao. ... more
  • 8 months Index ends below 8,000 on continued profit taking Philstar |Biz
    The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index finished in the red yesterday, falling by 19.02 points or 0.23 percent to finish below the 8,000 mark at 7,989.65. ... more
  • 8 months Donaire aims for undisputed title Philstar |Sports
    WBC diamond and “super” WBA bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr. is two wins away from claiming recognition as the undisputed 118-pound king, a feat that’s unprecedented in Philippine boxing history, and the next step is to beat WBO titlist Zolani Tete of South Africa, tentatively in Los Angeles in April. ... more
  • 8 months NLEX set to roll out more big-ticket projects this year Philstar |Biz
    NLEX Corp., the concessionaire for the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), is gearing up to finish a number of big-ticket projects this year following completion of more than 20 projects in 2018. ... more
  • 8 months Fuel Masters blaze past Dyip Philstar |Sports
    Phoenix Pulse started the game with a 12-0 salvo and dominated with a lead as big as 19 as the Fuel Masters crushed the Columbian Dyip and top rookie CJ Perez, 108-98, for a third straight win in a hot start in PBA Season 44. ... more
  • 8 months Moody’s affirms BDO, Metrobank ratings Philstar |Biz
    Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed the investment grade credit rating and stable outlook of BDO Unibank Inc. as well as Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) – two of the country’s largest banks in terms of assets. ... more
  • 8 months In-form Saso seeks repeat in Ladies Am Philstar |Sports
    Yuka Saso hopes to bring her winning act back here with a form honed up by her Asian Games feat last year as she banners an elite international field in the Champion Philippine Ladies Amateur Open which gets under way Feb. 19 at the Manila Golf and Country Club. ... more
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