Grand ASEAN Summit Fiesta welcome delegates at gala dinner

Traditional dance performances, 'rondalla' music, and top Filipino pop singers promise to keep the party mood for all 800 guests.

Elderly couple killed in suspected robbery in Nueva Ecija

An elderly couple who had turned to selling jewelry after retiring from teaching were stabbed dead inside their home Thursday night in what police believe was a robbery.

Despite tall lineup, Batang Gilas to rely on speed in SEABA U-16

The Philippine national youth basketball team may be parading its tallest lineup in years, but head coach Michael Oliver believes guard play will remain...
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‘Only tyrants shut down the news media,’ NUJP reminds Duterte

A media organization cautioned President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday against threatening to personally shut down media outfits he disagrees with, saying “only tyrants” did that.

‘PREMATURE, UNINFORMED’ | Tadeco blasts Calida judgment on joint venture with Bucor

The Tagum Agriculture Development Company Inc. slammed Solicitor General Jose Calida for his “premature and uninformed” statement on Thursday declaring the firm’s joint venture agreement with the Bureau of Corrections void.

Trump says ‘major, major’ conflict with North Korea possible but prefers diplomacy

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.

MORE SECRET CELLS? | CHR urges audit of police stations, worries disappearances replacing EJKs...

(UPDATE 3 - 4:08 p.m.) Commission on Human Rights chairman Jose Luis Gascon challenged the leadership of the Philippine National Police to order an audit of all police stations in the country to ferret out possible “secret” detention cells following the discovery of such a facility in Tondo, Manila Thursday evening.

Simple, elegant Mindanao-inspired outfits for Duterte at ASEAN summit

The president and Ms. Avañcena are going for understated elegance as they wear the creations of Davao-based fashion designers during the summit.

Widodo arriving for state visit, ASEAN summit

Indonesian President Joko Widodo will be arriving in the country Friday afternoon for a state visit and participate in the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Leader’s Summit.

Duterte nominates envoys to Saudi, Singapore

President Rodrigo Duterte has nominated two new ambassadors, to Singapore and Saudi Arabia.

Microsoft Surface sales sink

Microsoft Corp slightly missed Wall Street's average revenue estimate for the latest quarter on Thursday, as sales of its Surface tablets and laptops slumped in the face of revamped competition in the personal computer market.

SolGen to seek disbarment of lawyer seeking ICC prosecution of Duterte

Solicitor General Jose Calida said he will seek the disbarment of lawyer Jude Jose Sabio, the counsel of self-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato, for filing “baseless suits.”

Emma Watson says ‘The Circle’ brought home pitfalls of social media

Her new movie is a chilling vision of how social media giants control and monitor personal information - not always for the good.

Chinese navy conducts more drills in Western Pacific

China's navy has again sailed through the Miyako Strait that lies between two Japanese islands and carried out drills in the Western Pacific, state news agency Xinhua said.

US spacecraft shares first view from inside Saturn’s rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft sent the closest-ever images of Saturn on Thursday after surviving its first plunge inside the planet's rings, the US space agency said.