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ABS-CBN franchise renewal denied

THE House of Representatives' Committee on Legislative Franchises on Friday denied the application for a franchise of media giant ABS-CBN Corp. The decision was made...

WHO: Indoor airborne spread of coronavirus possible

LONDON: The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions — after more than...

Never again an oligarch-owned ABS-CBN

THE House of Representatives, especially its committee on franchises, would be making history if it rejects the demand of the oligarch-owned ABS-CBN Corp. to...

Week 7 of modified coronavirus quarantine

YES, we are in the longest lockdown and it is telling on the lives of all. Some in discomfort, some in dire need and...

Mentors and mentees

BEFORE I get to today’s topic do read the New York Times article on July 7, “Sweden has become the world’s cautionary tale.” Here...

ABS-CBN franchise bill author withdraws

Another lawmaker has withdrawn co-authorship of one of 12 bills seeking to grant a franchise to embattled media network ABS-CBN Corp. as the House...

PH starts Covid-19 vaccine trials

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has approved the collaboration with five coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine manufacturers from...

Bike backriding allowed

Beginning Friday, July 10, the government will allow back-riding in motorcycles but only for couples, Malacañang said. In a virtual press briefing, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr....

Cebu City virus cases decline

THE number of cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Cebu City had started to go down, an official of the Department of...

Coronavirus cases surge past 50,000

The country logged another day of four-digit rise in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases on Thursday, lifting the total past 50,000. According...

Kapamilya stars join ABS-CBN rally outside Batasang Pambansa

TOP Kapamilya stars went to the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City on Friday to call on Congress to vote "yes" on the ABS-CBN...

PNPA cadet dies of heat stroke

A cadet of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) died of heat stroke, the PNP reported. The victim was Fourth Class Kenneth Ross Alvarado who...

Palace: Govt adopts stricter screening, surveillance in ports amid pandemic

THE government adopted stricter screening and surveillance activities in the country’s ports of entry to help curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19),...

Fire hits Sto Nino Church in Manila

FIRE hit the Sto. Nino de Pandacan Parish in Manila on Friday. The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) raised a third alarm at 1:19 p.m. No...

ABS-CBN franchise vote up before House panel

THE House of Representatives' Committee on Legislative Franchises is set to hold a hearing at 1 p.m. today, Friday to tackle recommendations of the...

QC Mayor Belmonte orders Hall of Justice main building, annex closed due to Covid-19 cases

THE Quezon City’s Hall of Justice (HoJ) building and its annex were ordered closed by the local government for a week after four court...

First batch of OFW remains arrives in PH

THE first batch of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who died in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) arrived on Friday at the Villamor Airbase...

2 Labor groups file petition vs anti-terror law

A seventh petition was filed before the Supreme Court (SC) by two labor groups against the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. In their petition, the...

Taguig govt to open 500-bed ‘mega-quarantine facility’

THE Taguig City government is set to open a 500-bed “mega-quarantine facility” in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. In a statement, Mayor...

Meralco cuts power rates in July, its ‘lowest since 2017’

Electricity rates will drop by P0.0286 per kilowatt hour (kWh) this July, the lowest since 2017, the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) announced on Friday. This...

ABS-CBN franchise renewal denied

THE House of Representatives' Committee on Legislative Franchises on Friday denied the application for a franchise of media giant ABS-CBN Corp. The decision was made...
THE United States has officially moved to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO), thereby breaking ties with the global public health agency in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. A senior Trump administration official confirmed on Monday that the US has submitted its withdrawal notification to the...

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Never again an oligarch-owned ABS-CBN

THE House of Representatives, especially its committee on franchises, would be making history if it rejects the demand of the oligarch-owned ABS-CBN Corp. to...

Week 7 of modified coronavirus quarantine

YES, we are in the longest lockdown and it is telling on the lives of all. Some in discomfort, some in dire need and...

Mentors and mentees

BEFORE I get to today’s topic do read the New York Times article on July 7, “Sweden has become the world’s cautionary tale.” Here...

Financialization: Tackling the other virus

KUALA LUMPUR and PENANG: The 1971 Bretton Woods (BW) system collapse opened the way for financial globalization and transnational financialization. Before the 1980s, most...

Do China-India relations need a reset?

IT has been two weeks since the clash between Indian and Chinese troops at the border. Despite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s acknowledgment that...

Domestic workers among few Hong Kongers who will miss TikTok

HONG KONG: TikTok’s exit from Hong Kong was met with a shrug among many locals who distrust the Chinese social media platform, but the...

Coronavirus 101: Acronyms used in PH

WITH the increasing R0 (pronounced naught) of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), the World Health Organization officially declared a global pandemic. The Philippines’ Inter-Agency...

As things get worse, we must get tough — or die

“ are in the very infancy of this epidemic’s trajectory. That means that even with , we will see cases and deaths continue to...

Today's Front Page

‘Peso most stable currency in Asia’

The Philippine peso has emerged as the most stable currency in Asia despite increasing risks in the global economy,...

Ryder Cup postponed until 2021

Seth Waugh knows how a Ryder Cup is supposed to look and how it should sound. In his first week...

India, China to bolster bilateral relations

Special representatives of India and China have agreed that both sides should maintain peace and tranquility in the India-China...

The latest on Naya Rivera, Johnny Depp, Rolling Stones and Meghan Markle

'Glee' star Naya Rivera believed drowned in California lake LOS ANGELES: Authorities believe that "Glee" star Naya Rivera drowned in...

Why Shangri-La Cares is a trademark

Like most industries, hotels suffered a huge blow from the coronavirus pandemic. Forced to shut down, they lost bookings...

HEADLINE PHOTOS

ABS-CBN franchise bill author withdraws

Another lawmaker has withdrawn co-authorship of one of 12 bills seeking to grant a franchise to embattled media network ABS-CBN Corp. as the House of Representatives prepares to vote on the issue. Abang Lingkod party-list Rep. Joseph Stephen Paduano was...

PH starts Covid-19 vaccine trials

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has approved the collaboration with five coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine manufacturers from...

Bike backriding allowed

Beginning Friday, July 10, the government will allow back-riding in motorcycles but only for couples, Malacañang said. In a virtual press briefing, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr....

Cebu City virus cases decline

THE number of cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Cebu City had started to go down, an official of the Department of...

Coronavirus cases surge past 50,000

The country logged another day of four-digit rise in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases on Thursday, lifting the total past 50,000. According...

LGU officials face charges

BACOLOD CITY: Top city officials were charged before the Office of the Ombudsman for alleged overpricing of relief goods distributed to residents during the...

Iloilo City govt reprimands PECO for confusing residents

PANAY Electric Co. (PECO) should stop confusing Iloilo City residents regarding the legitimate distribution utility in the city, Mayor Geronimo Treñas and lone district...

No special treatment for dismissed PMA Cadets

BAGUIO CITY: No special detention cell will be accorded for the three dismissed third class cadets of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) accused in...

6 killed in van-truck collision in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A fatal road crash occurred on Wednesday in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province, leaving six people killed and 12 others injured, police said. The incident...

America’s withdrawal from WHO bad – China

BEIJING: Official withdrawal by the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO) is a move that damages the global fight against the coronavirus...

66% of HK people back security law

HONG KONG: A poll released on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) showed that 66 percent of Hong Kong residents are in support of the implementation...

US, China impose visa restrictions

BEIJING: The United States and China imposed visa restrictions on each other in tit-for-tat moves over their disagreement on Tibet, adding fuel to the...

Sri Lanka, Maldives now measles-free

COLOMBO: Measles and rubella have been eradicated from Sri Lanka and the Maldives after decades of immunization programs, the World Health Organization (WHO) said...

ERC’s refund order for DUs, power co-ops out

As promised by its chief, the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has released its advisory ordering distribution utilities (DUs) and electric cooperatives (ECs) to refund customers for paying certain electricity charges during the community quarantine imposed by the government. Citing its...

PSEi slips to 6,100 on virus worries

Philippine shares tumbled into the red again on Thursday as lingering concerns about the escalating coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infection toll in the country...

DA seeks P284-B budget for 2021

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is proposing a P284.4-billion budget for 2021, more than three times its P79.9-billion budget this year, to bankroll its...

Agri-industrial business corridor to rise in New Clark City

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) is partnering with the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) to establish the country's first agri-industrial business corridor in...

NEA extends loan payment of power co-ops

ELECTRIC cooperatives (ECs) are given until this month to pay off their loans with the National Electrification Administration (NEA) as the country continues to...

BPI surpasses CARE Bonds target

LISTED Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has cut short the offer period for its Covid Action Response (CARE) Bonds after subscriptions exceeded its...

GT Capital bonds keep ‘PRS Aaa’ rating

Ty-led GT Capital Holdings Inc. kept the highest credit rating from the Philippine Rating Services Corp. (PhilRatings) for its P15.1-billion outstanding bonds. In a statement...

Maynilad resumes building Muntinlupa STP

Maynilad Water Services Inc. reported on Thursday that it resumed the construction of its P1-billion sewage treatment plant (STP) in Muntinlupa City after the...

DA taps PayMaya to disburse KAYA loans

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has tapped PayMaya for its loan program targeting young agriculture entrepreneurs. In a statement on Thursday, PayMaya said that through...

Master Year and Privado own 26% of Top Frontier’s outstanding shares

On May 31, 2018, a public ownership report (POR) stated that the top two principal stockholders of Top Frontier Investment Holdings Inc. (TFIH), Master...

Heeding the call of the times

“Covid-19 cases in Philippines exceed 50,000 with highest single-day increase” said the headline of China’s state-owned Xinhua news agency two night ago. “Philippines...

Bad financial habits to get rid of in the ‘new normal’

Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, the country is undergoing a massive lifestyle change. From wearing masks to practicing physical distancing, Filipinos...

UN: Decent jobs needed to fuel Covid recovery

UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) highlighted the need for decent jobs to fuel the Covid-19 recovery. In...

ITF refutes call for mutiny onboard ships

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has refuted allegations that it is calling for mutiny onboard ships when it suggested that seafarers should stop...

Toyota to hold GR Supra GT Cup Asia-PH

Racing video games fanatics can now test their mettle as Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) launches the first 2020 online race competition GR Supra GT Cup Asia-Philippines on July 23. TMP is inviting all virtual petrolheads in the country to gear...

The long wait for Inoue-Casimero

The bantamweight (118 lbs.) unification clash between WBA-IBF champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue and WBO titlist John Riel “Quadro Alas” Casimero was supposed to take...

Ivy League calls off fall sports due to outbreak

The Ivy League on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) became the first Division I conference to say it will not play sports this fall because...

Kawhi Leonard’s arrival at Disney will be delayed

A person with knowledge of the situation says that Kawhi Leonard did not accompany the Los Angeles Clippers on their flight to Central Florida...

Paris Olympics 2024 budget to be ‘studied’ by end of year

PARIS: Organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics will review the risk of extra expenditure for the event due to the coronavirus pandemic by the...

NFL’s stay-at-home order means no travel for training camp

Tim Flynn was looking forward to one final year as the mayoral host of training camp for the Dallas Cowboys in Oxnard, California. So much...

MLS returns to action after poignant moment of silence

KISSIMMEE, Florida: Nani called it beautiful and emotional. He wasn't talking about either goal he played a part in during Orlando City's 2-1 victory over...

’Age doesn’t matter’: Alonso returns to F1 with Renault ‘family’

Spielberg bei Knittelfeld (Austria) (AFP) - Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso on Wednesday insisted "age doesn't count" as it was revealed he would make...

’Gloves are off’ as Mercedes and Red Bull duel for supremacy

SPIELBERG: Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff may have seen his world champion team claim victory in the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix, but he still...

Bitter rivals Zverev, Kyrgios withdraw from Berlin tournament amid virus spat

BERLIN: The eagerly-awaited showdown between under-fire Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios, who blasted the German as "selfish" for partying just days after a coronavirus...

Djokovic says still undecided over US Open

BELGRADE: Novak Djokovic, who recently tested negative for coronavirus after testing positive during his Balkans charity event, told a Serbian newspaper on Wednesday (Thursday...

Champions League draw comes with UEFA hoping virus doesn’t ruin plans for Lisbon finale

PARIS: Four months on from the last match in this season's Champions League, the draw for the final eight will be held on Friday...

Barcelona stays in touch with Real Madrid, sends down rival Espanyol

MADRID: Barcelona kept its faint title hopes alive and doomed Espanyol to relegation on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) as Luis Suarez's goal proved the...

Pros and cons of online learning

(First of two parts) In March this year, President Rodrigo Duterte declared Metro Manila and the entire Luzon under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) because of...

Whether you choose now or not, you’ll choose eventually

Dear Lloyd, I’m having a terrible time at home. I tried going out but many establishments are still closed. Boredom seems to have taken its...

New LSGH president eyes more innovative, secured learning environment

From De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde and De La Salle Philippines (DLSP)-Nyel as president in both institutions, Br. Edmundo “Dodo” Fernandez FSC has...

SSS encourages use of accredited payment channels

FOLLOWING the Social Security System (SSS) announcement that the deadline for contribution payment has been extended, members are also urged to use accredited payment channels to avoid overcrowding in SSS offices and better ensure the safety of everyone. “Although community...

StaySafe.ph powers Koronadal’s Covid-19 response command center

Koronadal City, the administrative and trade commercial center of Region XII, continues to strengthen the city’s efforts to fight the spread of Covid-19 through...

Tieza helps tourism industry recover in ‘new normal’

ECONOMIC experts project up to 50,000 jobs lost in the tourism industry brought by the pandemic especially if tourist arrivals remain low in the...

Samsung brings together the complete TV experience and art appreciation

Critically-acclaimed films and programs are now widely considered as art, which deserve to be seen through an exceptional TV. Visual masterpieces by some of...

Amway product relevance in times of pandemic

AMWAY Philippines, local unit of the global direct selling company, highlights the relevance of its product portfolio as well as its ability to swiftly...

Enterprising explorer

"Father taught me to dream and reach beyond. He encouraged me to think possibilities and never be discouraged. Mother taught me the value...

‘Bagsakan’ brings Region 2 agri products to NCR

A PROJECT introduced by the Department of Trade (DTI)-Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) has brought success for the region’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)...

Region 5 farmers get farm machine grant

Some 31 farmers in Region 5 (Bicol) are the latest recipients of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Mechanization Component, receiving P54.6-million worth of...

ABS-CBN artists, talent managers take pay cut

To help the network deal with the impact of the shutdown of its TV and radio operations, Kapamilya artists with currently airing shows and their talent managers have agreed to take a cut in their talent fees. “We are grateful...

Whales, elves and the Volcano Man!

Some days I deal with a degree of anxiety that leaves me unable appreciate even the little moments of humor. It’s understandable — there’s...

The latest on Jim Carrey, Bob Marley and Lady A

With a satirical fictional memoir, Jim Carrey gets real NEW YORK: Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon’s book — a satirical "anti-memoir" about Carrey — was...

Alexander 23 and his lockdown hit single

Oh what quarantining can do! While in self-isolation last March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, rising singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alexander 23 wrote the...

On Johnny Depp-Amber Heard; Charlie Daniels; and Venice film fest

At libel trial, Depp blasts Amber Heard's 'sick' abuse claim LONDON: Johnny Depp said that ex-wife Amber Heard made "sick" claims of abuse and falsely...

The Comedy Queen begins a new chapter

It is still the same lively and entertaining spirit Comedy Concert Queen Aiai delas Alas displays for her loyal fans and supporters, but this...

Tom Hanks on Covid-19, ‘Greyhound’ and wartime mentality

NEW YORK: Since contracting COVID-19 in March, Tom Hanks has been, by most measures, busy. He and his wife, Rita Wilson, flew home after recuperating...

Breast cancer advocacy turns 19

In a simple but meaningful gathering, the Kasuso Foundation celebrated its 19th anniversary by renewing its commitment to helping indigent Filipino patients receive quality and timely breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and care. “We thank all our donors and partners who...

Spare Ribs in Tausi Sauce

I love heirloom recipes — they become your baseline when you develop your skills in the kitchen. They serve as a good barometer for...

Back to dining favorites at The Podium

As restaurants open their doors to welcome back dine-in customers, mallgoers at The Podium can now enjoy dining at their favorite eating destinations. They...

The importance of handwashing outside the home

With most of the country easing lockdown restrictions and allowing businesses to resume operations, it is important for Filipinos to remember that Covid-19 is...

‘Essential Cleaning Tips’ season 1 ends with a bang

What a way to end the season! A prize money of P500,000 pesos in cash was given by Mayor Chavit Singson for the season...

Refreshed by hope: Filipino frontliners help communities together with Coca-Cola

MANILA: Being away from family, sacrificing long hours, and risking to expose one’s self to a lethal virus. Volunteer work is no easy feat, especially...

A birthday celebration at 7-Eleven

To mark its birthday this month, convenience store chain 7-Eleven opened July with a big sale to give back to the community in these...

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