‘WE WERE MADE FOR THESE TIMES’ | Robredo is new LP chair, exhorts party...

Vice President Leni Robredo has been named chairperson of the Liberal Party and has challenged her colleagues to rebuild the party in the face of dwindling membership following the 2016 elections.

JV Ejercito, 14 others acquitted of malversation raps by Sandigan

The Sandiganbayan acquitted Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito and 14 co-accused of technical malversation charges filed against them over the use of San Juan City’s calamity fund to purchase firearms for the local government’s use in 2008.
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Mandatory college drug tests put students in crosshairs of drug war – HRW

Government plans for mandatory drug tests on college “threatens their safety and right to education” and “puts them in the crosshairs of (President Rodrigo) Duterte’s abusive drug war,” Human Rights Watch said Friday.

Filipino contestants gear up for Michael Bolton’s reality talent search series

In 'Bolt of Talent,' Bolton will choose the best singer among eight finalists from across Asia, including two Filipinos.

Trump declares national emergency over opioid abuse

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency and said his administration was drafting papers to make it official.

With P7B to his name, richest member of the House is … where?

With a whopping declared net worth of P7,009,588,018, 1PACMAN party-list Representative Michael Odylon Romero is the wealthiest of the 294 members of the House of Representatives and could, in fact, be the richest congressman in the history of the chamber.

Taylor Swift says DJ subjected her to long, ‘horrifying’ grope

'It was intentional. He stayed latched onto my bare ass cheek. I felt him grab onto my ass cheek under my skirt.'

THE STAKES | U.S.-North Korean war could quickly turn catastrophic

Any new military conflict with North Korea would likely escalate quickly to the use of nuclear weapons, bringing catastrophic casualties not seen since World War Two and an untold economic impact worldwide, former U.S. defense officials and experts say.

‘A WHOLE NEW BALL GAME’ | Trump says ‘fire and fury’ threat on North...

(UPDATE - 9:22 a.m.) President Donald Trump warned North Korea again on Thursday not to strike Guam or U.S. allies, saying his earlier threat to unleash "fire and fury" on Pyongyang if it launched an attack may not have been tough enough.

Tabloid columnist, driver wounded in Batangas shooting

A tabloid columnist and his driver were shot and wounded by a still unidentified gunman in Batangas City Wednesday evening.

WATCH | ‘We can’t tell them to stop’: Lorenzana admits China still improving South...

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana acknowledged knowing of China’s continuing improvement of structures on manmade islands in the South China Sea but said the government “will leave it at that.”

Japan seeks Southeast Asia clout with chopper parts for PH military – sources

Japan's army will give thousands of helicopter parts to keep Philippine military choppers airborne, helping Tokyo gain clout with Manila in a contest with China to secure influence over the strategic South China Sea nation, four sources said.

Bangko Sentral keeps rates steady

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) policy-making Monetary Board (MB) revised upwards the central bank’s average inflation forecasts for 2017-19 but said inflation remains manageable; thus, it kept key rates steady.

Sugar tax eyed as bargaining chip for fuel tax; ex-DOH chiefs want tobacco included...

The Executive is open to using its proposed tax hike on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) as a bargaining chip just to get the Senate nod for the House-approved scheme to impose an additional P6 excise tax on gasoline and diesel, a key plank of the tax reform package eyed for passage by yearend. Three ex-DOH secretaries, meanwhile, want adjustments in tobacco and liquor taxes included.
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WATCH | Comelec staff voice support for embattled Chairman Andres Bautista

"Andy. Andy. Andito kami. Chairman! Chairman! Hindi ka namin iiwanan." The shouts of support are directed toward Commission on Elections Chair Andres "Andy" Bautista, who...