News

Top Stories

By
0

THE parents of actress Heart Evangelista now have more reason to dislike their daughter’s boyfriend. Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero is the poorest of the 23 members of the Senate based on his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN). Outgoing Sen. Manny Villar remained the richest senator with a…

By
0

Some oil companies jacked up the prices of petroleum products on Tuesday. Petron Corp., Total Philippines and Pilipinas Shell increased the cost of all gasoline products by 35 centavos per liter and 25 centavos for diesel. Other oil companies have yet to announce if they will also hike their prices.…

By
0

AN environmental watchdog on Friday warned that campaign materials used for Monday’s elections contain traces of cadmium, a cancerous substance. EcoWaste Coalition said it analyzed samples from 200 tarpaulin posters and streamers made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from different polling and posting areas using an X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) device. All…

By
0

MANILA: A clan whose chiefs are on trial for the Philippines’ worst political massacre secured big wins in local elections this week, results showed on Friday, deepening fears that justice may never be served. Leaders of the Ampatuan family and their gunmen are accused of massacring 58 people, including 32…

Advertisements
canonx

By
0

By Catherine S. Valente Reporter The government is looking at alternative markets that can absorb overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Taiwan, a Palace official said on Friday. In a press briefing, Palace deputy spokesman Abigail Valte said that the government, through the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), is now…

By
0

By Kristyn Nika Lazo Reporter The sun will not be setting anytime soon on this sunshine industry. The Philippines has already become the world leader in business process outsourcing (BPO) and the industry still continues to grow, according to Jose Mari Mercado, president and chief executive officer of the Business…

Business

By
0

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised its Philippine growth outlook for 2015, taking into account the impact of weak external demand and government spending on the economy. In an update to its flagship Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2015, the Manila-based lender is now saying that the Philippine gross domestic…

By
0

HONG KONG: Weaker growth in China this year is expected to cause a slowdown in the rest of Asia, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Tuesday as it became the latest major body to revise down its forecasts for the world’s number two economy. It also warned central banks…

By
0

INVESTING in higher education for human capital development is an effective way to achieve sustainable inclusive growth, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said. Two priority areas that the government should invest in to sustain robust economic growth are “physical infrastructure and human capital development,” Balisacan said in a speech at…

By
0

Conergy, a leading German photovoltaic (PV) solution and service provider, is putting up an 18-megawatt peak (MWp) solar power plant in Bais, Negros Oriental. The project was awarded to Conergy by Monte Solar Energy Inc., a joint venture between Ayala Corp.’s AC Energy Holdings Inc. and Bronzeoak Philippines Inc. This…

By
0

ILOILO CITY: The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will be launching the Financial Infrastructure Development Network (FIDN) this year. In a press briefing of APEC SME Finance Forum in the city, GE Capital International Commercial Distribution Finance Leader in Asia Christopher Wohlert shared that APEC will launch the FIDN in…

By
0

The real estate industry will see a surge in demand to accommodate growth in Southeast Asia’s population, especially when the Asean economic integration creates new jobs, global real estate consultancy firm Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) said. “More people means more real estate,” said Chris Fossick, Jones Lang Lasalle managing director…

Regions

World

By
0

WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Barack Obama cracked jokes about the government’s disastrous health care policy rollout and mocked political opponents at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner late Saturday (Sunday in Manila). The annual dinner, filled with insider jokes and elbow jabs masquerading as humor, brings Washington journalists together with celebrities and…

By
0

SEOUL: South Korean President Park Geun-Hye om Sunday met relatives of passengers still missing after the sinking of a ferry last month, vowing that any culprit would be “sternly punished” as the confirmed death toll rose to 244. Eight more bodies were recovered on Sunday, 18 days after the 6,825-ton…

By
0

BAGHDAD: From unsolved murders of journalists to lawsuits against commentators, rights groups and diplomats say Iraq’s press freedom record falls dramatically short of international standards. Reporters, photographers and videojournalists face threats and pressures from both militants and the security forces, as well as mundane everyday restrictions. In a statement marking…

By
0

DAMASCUS: President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) urged government bodies tasked with providing relief in war-torn Syria to increase “cooperation” with international and local organizations, state television reported. His statement came after United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon issued a report saying that foreign aid was still not reaching…

By
0

SANTANDER DE QUILICHAO, Colombia: Rescue workers recovered more bodies on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) of people killed in a landslide at an illegal gold mine in western Colombia, raising the death toll to 10, with an additional six feared dead. Miners had been laboring with hand tools to extract gold…

By
0

TOKYO: The number of children in Japan has fallen to a new low, while the amount of people over 65 has reached a record high as the population ages and shrinks, the government said on Sunday. There were an estimated 16.33 million children aged under 15 as of April 1,…

Today's Breaking News

By
0

SEOUL: Thousands of South Korean police forced their way into the compound of a splinter religious group Wednesday in their search for a fugitive businessman wanted in connection with April’s ferry disaster. Live television reports showed police officers, many in full riot gear, streaming into the sprawling church and farming…

By
0

LOS ANGELES: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Wednesday he was baffled by the latest attack on the league and himself from embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Speaking in a television interview from game three of the NBA championship finals in Miami, Silver said the league has no role…

By
0

PARIS: Biologists said Tuesday they had devised a new weapon against malaria by genetically engineering mosquitoes which produce mostly male offspring, eventually leading to a population wipe-out. The sex selection technique produces a generation of mosquitoes which is 95-percent male, as opposed to 50 percent in normal populations, they reported…

By
0

LOS ANGELES: A rifle-toting gunman killed a 14-year-old student at an Oregon high school, the latest in a spate of US shootings that prompted a renewed warning from President Barack Obama. The gunman, said to be another student, also died in the shooting at Reynolds High School in the northwestern…

By
0

WASHINGTON: In a stunning defeat, number-two House Republican Eric Cantor has been ousted by a more conservative primary challenger who delivered a body blow to the Republican establishment. Majority Leader Cantor, a powerful party insider who was widely seen as a future speaker of the House, lost his Richmond, Virginia…

By
0

BRASILIA: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on Tuesday her country was ready to host the World Cup in two days, rejecting criticism of delays, overspending and chaos in the tournament’s preparations. Rousseff acknowledged that organizing the cup was tough, but she insisted that the 12 stadiums were ready and told…