BIMP-EAGA wants incentive package to attract investments

The Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) wants to craft an incentive package to attract investors to explore opportunities in the sub-region.

First Gen signs USD500-M loan with 6 banks

First Gen Corp., through its unit First Gas Power Corp., signed a USD500-million, seven-year loan with six banks on Monday.

Le Pen attacks Macron ahead of French presidential runoff

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Monday accused Emmanuel Macron, her inexperienced opponent in next month's runoff for the presidency, of being weak in the face of Islamist terrorism.

MARIE YUVIENCO | Degrees of alienation

President Duterte is certainly a lawyer, a politician and a public servant, but the jury is still out whether he has contributed so much to and distinguished himself in international understanding, leadership and the rule of law.

WATCH | #OCCUPYLUISITA Farmers bash perimeter wall at Cojuangcos’ hacienda

More than 2,000 militant farmers and their supporters trooped to Hacienda Luisita in this city Monday to help occupy a portion owned by the Cojuangco family which was not distributed despite a ruling by the Supreme Court five years ago.

US carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for all sides to exercise restraint on Monday in a telephone call about North Korea with US President Donald Trump, as Japan conducted exercises with a US aircraft carrier strike group headed for Korean waters.
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WATCH | News5 takes a look around the Abu Sayyaf bunker in Clarin, Bohol

BOHOL - An electronic news gathering crew from TV5 looks around the place where a bunker of the Abu Sayyaf bandits was unraveled in...

SWS survey: Fewer Pinoys afraid they’ll be burglarized

There are fewer Filipinos nowadays, in this quarter, that is, who are afraid they'll be burglarized, compared with those surveyed in the last quarter...
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Baguilat: LP to rally around VP Robredo

MANILA - Ifugao Representative Teodoro “Teddy” Baguilat expects his colleagues from the Liberal Party (LP) at the House of Representatives to defend their party...

German cyber crime rose 80 percent in 2016: report

The German government registered 82,649 cases of computer fraud, espionage and other cyber crimes in 2016, an increase of just over 80 percent from 2015, a German newspaper reported.
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DENR should go beyond being regulator, develop natural resources for people – Lopez

DENR should go beyond its regulatory role and more actively help develop natural resources in a way that benefits more ordinary people, Secretary Gina Lopez said in a forum with local officials where she bared her environmental and economic programs.
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MASS KILLINGS | Case filed at ICC against Duterte, et al

MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte and several senior officials were charged before the International Criminal Court (ICC), based in The Hague, the Netherlands,...

US, PH scale back military drills in May; no war games

About 5,000 American and Philippine troops will hold humanitarian exercises next month instead of annual war games, scaling back military drills in response to President Rodrigo Duterte's disdain for their longstanding defense alliance.

Drug payment list, notebook on explosives found by cops in jail search ops for...

MANILA, Philippines - A drug payment list and a notebook containing instructions on how to make explosives were among the items found by the...

Nikon files patent case against ASML, Carl Zeiss over lithography tech

Japan's Nikon Corp has initiated legal action against ASML Holding NV and Carl Zeiss AG, saying the Dutch and Germany companies used its lithography technology without its permission.