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    FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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    BUDAPEST: After three days of exhaustive presentations on the state of the human family today, delegates from some 60 countries concluded the 11th World Congress of Families, otherwise billed as the Budapest Family Summit, in this city, with a message that clearly transported the issue of the family from the…

    RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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    PRESIDENT Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao is certainly a very risky political move, that the Yellows are probably celebrating it. It would bolster the false narrative they have been weaving that Duterte is the new Marcos, and that as he purportedly has demonstrated in his war against illegal…

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    House sets martial law vote on Wednesday

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    The House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday whether to move for the revocation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 216 that declared martial law and suspended the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao. Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas made the announcement a day before the scheduled briefing by…

    Swift end to Marawi siege growth positive

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    IMPLEMENTING an endgame to the week-old siege of Marawi City is a tall order for the military, but one that must be executed swiftly to douse any speculation of spiraling political and security instability that would imperil the socio-economic gains this country has been trying so hard to achieve for…

    Aguirre opposes move to abolish PCGG, OGCC

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    The Department of Justice (DoJ) has objected to a proposal in Congress abolishing the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) and the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) and transferring their authorities and responsibilities to the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG). In a seven-page position paper dated April…

    Infrastructure spending drops 21% in April

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    INFRASTRUCTURE spending fell sharply in the absence of big-ticket defense and public works in April, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said over the weekend. Capital expenditures dropped 21.1 percent to P33.5 billion in April from P42.5 billion a year earlier. In the first four months of the year,…

     

     

    Warriors’ Brown on Cavs connections: ‘Circle of life’

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    LOS ANGELES: Mike Brown, standing in for Golden State coach Steve Kerr as the Warriors head into an unprecedented NBA championship rubber match with Cleveland, is downplaying his complicated Cavaliers connections. Brown has been at the helm as the Warriors stormed unbeaten through the first three rounds of the playoffs…

    Canoy faces South African for WBF belt

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    Filipino Jason Canoy battles South African Mzuvikile Magwaca today for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) bantamweight belt in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Canoy, who is holding a 26-6-2 win-loss-draw record with 19 knockouts, is coming off two straight wins over fellow Jetly Purisima via referee technical decision…

    Messi magic inspires Barca to retain Copa del Rey

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    MADRID: A Lionel Messi master class salvaged some silverware to end Barcelona’s season and gave coach Luis Enrique a victorious send-off as the Catalans retained the Copa del Rey with a 3-1 win over Alaves on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). Messi opened the scoring then helped tee up Neymar and…

    Who’ll win NBA trilogy?

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    It’s the Golden State Warriors (GSW) versus Cleveland Cavaliers (CLE) III in the coming National Basketball Association (NBA) best-of-seven Finals, beginning on June 1 (June 2, 9AM in Manila) at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. For the third straight season, the Warriors and Cavs battle for pro basketball’s finest…

    Lookout bulletin issued vs De Lima

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    THE tables have been turned against Sen. Leila de Lima, who used Lookout Bulletin Orders (LBO) to bar political figures, including former president Gloria Arroyo, from leaving the country when she was Justice secretary. The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a lookout bulletin against De Lima to ensure that she…

    Soguilon enters PSL Junior Hall of Fame

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    Veteran international campaigner Kyla Soguilon of Aklan Swimming Team has been inducted into the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) Junior Hall of Fame during the PSL Annual Awards Night held in Malay, Aklan. The 12-year-old Soguilon was feted the recognition following her impressive showing in international competitions for the past years.…

    USAid projects continuing in Mindanao—US Embassy

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    The United States is continuing its development assistance to Mindanao despite the declaration of martial law on the island since Tuesday, a US Embassy official said over the weekend. US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Michael Klecheski told The Manila Times that the United States Agency for International Development (USAid) personnel, both…

    NKorea leader oversees ‘new’ weapon system test—KCNA

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    SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has overseen a test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system, state media said Sunday, amid mounting tensions in the region following a series of missile tests by Pyongyang. Over the past few months, the young leader has overseen several military drills, including the test-firing…

    Tom Cruise and his promise to go back to the Philippines

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    After starting the week with Brad Pitt in Tokyo, Japan, In The Know has been lucky enough to end it with a bang with none other than Hollywood A-list superstar Tom Cruise in Taipei, Taiwan. Tom visited Asia to promote his upcoming film “The Mummy,” alongside his director Alex Kurtzman…

    Tom Cruise and his promise to go back to the Philippines

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    After starting the week with Brad Pitt in Tokyo, Japan, In The Know has been lucky enough to end it with a bang with none other than Hollywood A-list superstar Tom Cruise in Taipei, Taiwan. Tom visited Asia to promote his upcoming film “The Mummy,” alongside his director Alex Kurtzman…

    Manila’s style-setters lead backstage-to-runway show

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    Manila’s style-setters and fashionphiles joined forces in the third installment of TRESemmé Runway Ready, a backstage-to-runway show featuring celebrated Filipino fashion designers. Mark Bumgarner, Ivarluski Aseron and Jerome Lorico collaborated with leading hair professionals Lourd Ramos, Victor Ortega, and Henri Calayag to create a complete look that interprets the latest…

    Mica Tan and her journey to becoming a millennial CEO

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    Everyone’s path to success is different. While some are driven to reinvent themselves and change careers until they find the thing that works, some immediately know what they want to do from an early age and focus on it persistently. As success stories go, very few are more awe-inspiring than…