Monday, November 30, 2020
 

India to boost PH maritime security

India has vowed to help the Philippines beef up its maritime defense capability to better fight terrorism. In an exclusive online interview with The Manila...

Communists: Religious fanatics in secular disguise

TO understand why the communist movement has persisted in this country, one has to realize that psychologically and philosophically, it is a religion, a...

The future and the Future

THE first is the reason we have datebooks and planners. This is the realm of time-allocation and of dates and appointments. This is the...

Consistently inconsistent policies

THE promotion of Metro Manila police chief MGen. Debold Sinas early this month to the top position of the Philippine National Police (PNP) mirrors...

‘Flood summit’ pushed for ‘comprehensive’ disaster response

A lawmaker at the House of Representatives called on the government to conduct a “flood summit” to discuss a “comprehensive” disaster response program to...

‘Follow health rules during Christmas’

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has urged the public to continue complying with health protocols and avoid holding mass gatherings during the holiday season...

Pope names 13 new cardinals

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), including the first African American — putting his personal stamp on...

April Boy Regino bows out at 51

OPM icon April Boy Regino, born Dennis Regino Magloyuan Magdaraog, died on Sunday at the age of 51. His brother Vingo Regino confirmed the sad...

Marawi task force head slams rehab critics

Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) Chairman Secretary Eduardo del Rosario again hit detractors of Marawi City’s rehabilitation project, who claim there is no significant...

Senator deplores slow release of Bayanihan funds

SEN. Francis Pangilinan said the slow release of the remaining P70-billion Bayanihan funds will not only delay aid to individuals and sectors hit hard...

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India to boost PH maritime security

India has vowed to help the Philippines beef up its maritime defense capability to better fight terrorism. In an exclusive online interview with The Manila...

Maradona’s surgeon responds tearfully to investigation into star’s death

BUENOS AIRES: Diego Maradona's surgeon responded to the launch of an investigation for involuntary manslaughter by saying he did "everything he could, up to...

Quezon governor vows to block Kaliwa dam project 

Quezon Gov. Danilo Suarez stood firm on his opposition to the planned construction of the Kaliwa Dam, a P12-billion joint venture project of the Metropolitan...

WHO warns malaria fight flat-lining

GENEVA: Progress in eliminating malaria has stalled in recent years, the World Health Organization said on Monday, with more than 400,000 people once again...

Biden fractures foot playing with dog

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US president-elect Joe Biden has a foot fracture and will likely have to wear a medical boot, his team said on Sunday...

Lawmaker’s daughter killed in Surigao clash

Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Eufemia Cullamat grieved over the death of her daughter who was killed in an encounter with the military in Surigao...

Duterte to Filipinos: Emulate Bonifacio’s patriotism

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged Filipinos to emulate the courage and patriotism of revolutionary hero Andres Bonifacio amid the pandemic. “If love of country...

Gin Kings take Game 1 via OT win

THE Barangay Ginebra Gins Kings shook off a fourth quarter scare to dominate the TNT Tropang Giga in overtime, 100-94, in Game 1 of...

Dave Prowse, actor who played Darth Vader, dies at 85

LONDON: Dave Prowse, the British weightlifter-turned-actor who was the body, though not the voice, of arch-villain Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy,...

PH logs 2,076 new Covid cases

THE PHILIPPINES recorded 2,076 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), bringing the total count to 429,864, the Department of Health (DoH) said...

GSIS to release Christmas cash gift to pensioners starting Dec 1

THE Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) will start releasing the Christmas cash gift of 330,496 old-age and disability pensioners on December 1. “Every year, our...

VIDEOS

Communists: Religious fanatics in secular disguise

TO understand why the communist movement has persisted in this country, one has to realize that psychologically and philosophically, it is a religion, a...

The future and the Future

THE first is the reason we have datebooks and planners. This is the realm of time-allocation and of dates and appointments. This is the...

Consistently inconsistent policies

THE promotion of Metro Manila police chief MGen. Debold Sinas early this month to the top position of the Philippine National Police (PNP) mirrors...
https://open.spotify.com/episode/33YhJZqRrIBXnC4rj8UsYy?si=qTSutnPdQ6uRV47TZee9yQ THE Department of Health (DoH) has moved quickly to douse public concern and skepticism about the signing on November 27 of a tripartite agreement (involving the private sector, AstraZeneca and the Philippine government) for the purchase of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, AZD1222, for distribution in the country...

Filipinos are still killing Filipinos

TODAY is Bonifacio Day. We celebrate heroism and patriotism, but we should also ponder the fact that Filipinos’ killing fellow Filipinos is as old...

Biden must learn the art of the deal in a Dis-United States

PRESIDENT Trump has joined the legions of the hate-most — the Losers — even as he held a press conference on Thanksgiving with a...

Responsibility is the best policy

THE concept and practice of insurance originated thousands of years ago and remains vibrant to this very day. What accounts for its endurance? Two...

Overcoming the digital gap and food insecurity: A complementary target

ROME: Overcoming the digital gap to face food insecurity with the use of artificial intelligence practices in agriculture is part of a growing debate...

Iran assassination could undercut Biden’s diplomatic options

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist, which Tehran has blamed on Israel, risks not only sharpening tensions across the region...

OP-ED

India pushes closer PH trade relations

India believes that it could build stronger trade relations with the Philippines in various sectors as the two countries...

Gilas Pilipinas aims to sweep Thailand

The youthful Gilas Pilipinas team will attempt to sweep Thailand today, Nov. 30, 2020, in the conclusion of their...

NKorea toughens rules of entry to sea to fight virus

SEOUL, South Korea: North Korea is further toughening restrictions on entering seawaters as part of elevated steps to fight...

‘CCP Collections’ launches today

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines is launching “CCP Collections” today, at 12 noon, via CCP’s Facebook page. The CCP...

RCMAT’S induction of officers

The Rotary Club of Makati - Ayala Triangle (RCMAT) recently held its induction of officers for the year 2020-2021...

HEADLINE PHOTOS

‘Follow health rules during Christmas’

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has urged the public to continue complying with health protocols and avoid holding mass gatherings during the holiday season as the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) remains. In an interview after leading the...

Pope names 13 new cardinals

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis created 13 new cardinals on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), including the first African American — putting his personal stamp on...

April Boy Regino bows out at 51

OPM icon April Boy Regino, born Dennis Regino Magloyuan Magdaraog, died on Sunday at the age of 51. His brother Vingo Regino confirmed the sad...

Marawi task force head slams rehab critics

Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) Chairman Secretary Eduardo del Rosario again hit detractors of Marawi City’s rehabilitation project, who claim there is no significant...

Senator deplores slow release of Bayanihan funds

SEN. Francis Pangilinan said the slow release of the remaining P70-billion Bayanihan funds will not only delay aid to individuals and sectors hit hard...

Covid-19 cases down by 55% in Pangasinan

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan: Active cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) will continue to drop next month or before the end of this year after...

BARMM anti-measles-rubella drive extended

COTABATO CITY: Health officials of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) will add one more working week to immunize the remaining unvaccinated...

42 Negrenses lose P35M to gold online scammers

BACOLOD CITY: A “gold online shop” on Facebook that has victimized 42 Negrenses of P35,387,500 is being investigated by the National Bureau of Investigation...

Shanghai marathon defies coronavirus

SHANGHAI: Around 9,000 runners — some wearing face masks — took part in the Shanghai International Marathon on Sunday, Chinese media said, a rare...

Malaysia election after pandemic ends – PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will go to the polls when the coronavirus pandemic is over, the prime minister said on Saturday, two days after winning...

IS-linked militants kill 4 Christians in Indonesia

PALU, Indonesia: Islamic State-linked extremists killed four people in a remote Christian community on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, authorities said Saturday, with one...

UK appoints vaccine minister

LONDON: The British government appointed a vaccines minister on Saturday as it prepares to inoculate millions of people against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19),...

Mysterious monolith in US desert disappears

LOS ANGELES: A mysterious metal monolith found in the remote desert of the western United States, sparking a national guessing game over how it...

Iran scientist’s body taken to Muslim shrine

TEHRAN: The body of Iran’s assassinated top nuclear scientist has been taken to the first of several revered Shiite Muslim shrines ahead of his...

Investors to take positions this week

Investors are expected to position ahead of the 2021 outlook this trading week. Last week, the bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) closed 1.97 percent or 136.29 points down to its intraday low of 6,791.46 on Friday as the market...

Inflation likely up anew in November

The country’s headline inflation likely picked up further in November due to higher food and transport prices, analysts said in poll by The Manila...

Sin tax collections further up in Sept

Excise tax collections from so-called sin products went up by 39 percent in September, data from the Department of Finance (DoF) showed. Actual collection of...

BSP shuts down San Fernando bank

Monetary authorities have ordered a rural bank in Pampanga closed, the fourth lender shut down this year. In an advisory over the weekend, state-run Philippine...

DoE updates competitive bidding process circular

THE Department of Energy (DoE) is changing the rules governing the competitive bidding that provides an alternative for power distributors to source electricity. To recall,...

ATN shares rally after setting P1-B sales target

The shares of ATN Holdings Inc. surged last week after the announcement of its P1-billion sales target for 2021 to 2022. ATN ended among top...

Causon’s sales of ICTSI common shares

Steniel Manufacturing Corp. (STN) filed on Nov. 20, 2020 the results of the reorganization of the company. The group chose Nixon Y. Lim as...

OPEC, allies mull extending output cuts

VIENNA: The OPEC oil producers’ club and its allies will hold a virtual meeting on Monday and Tuesday to finalize an expected extension to...

German Christmas markets find ways around virus

LANDSHUT, Germany: Chestnuts roasting, mulled wine steaming and music blaring from wooden chalets lined with artificial snow — the Landshut Christmas market in southern...

Canada grants aid to poultry, egg producers

MONTREAL: Canada on Saturday announced aid of Can$691 million (US$531 million) to its poultry and egg producers for losses caused by free trade deals...

Black Friday sees record US online sales

BLACK Friday online sales hit a new record this year as pandemic-wary Americans filled virtual carts instead of real ones. Consumers spent an estimated $9...

For Big Tech, Biden brings no ease in scrutiny

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Obama-Biden administration was a charmed era for America’s tech companies — a moment when they were lionized as innovators, hailed as...

Scent of success

This 33-year-old entrepreneur is offering the public top-quality fragrances at affordable prices, based on his belief that customers deserve value for their hard-earned money. Even...

ATN shares rally after setting P1-B sales target

The shares of ATN Holdings Inc. surged last week after the announcement of its P1-billion sales target for 2021 to 2022. ATN ended among top...

Mike Tyson returns to ring, draws in exhibition with Jones

LOS ANGELES: Mike Tyson showed glimpses of his destructive prime on Saturday night (early Sunday in Manila) during the 54-year-old boxing icon’s return to the ring for a lively exhibition bout with 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr. Both fighters had impressive...

Dortmund beaten at home, Bayern extends lead in Bundesliga

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund lost at home to Cologne 2-1 and Bayern Munich survived a scare at Stuttgart to open a two-point lead in the...

‘Odd’ Polish golfer Meronk retains lead in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG: Adrian Meronk, once considered “odd” by Polish friends because he played golf, clung to a one-shot lead Saturday (Sunday in Manila) after three...

Amid pandemic, NBA gives teams health protocols for season

NBA players who test positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) this season may have to miss nearly two weeks in some instances before...

49ers may need temporary home because of new Covid-19 rules

The San Francisco 49ers and other teams may need to find a temporary new home after Sta. Clara County on Saturday banned all contact...

Gilas dominance: The positives and negatives

Our college kids just beat the Thailand pros in the FIBA Qualifying Windows. After hanging tough in the first quarter, a strong second-quarter run...

So battles Carlsen in Skilling Open finals

Super Grandmaster Wesley So of the United States and World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway arranged a two-day Skilling Open championship online matches...

Parks leads BPC race

SOPHOMORE guard Ray Parks Jr. of TNT Tropang Giga rises atop the individual award race, and is poise to bag the coveted statistical plum...

De Los Santos snares 24th gold

James De Los Santos notched his 24th international gold medal after ruling the Individual Male Seniors Division of the 5th SportData eTournament World Series...

Tolentino’s POC reelection to sustain PH sports development — Cayetano

The reelection of Cavite 8th District Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino as Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President would sustain sports development in the country, Taguig-Pateros...

NBA says Kobe’s delayed Hall induction coming in May 2021

SPRINGFIELD, Massachussets: Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett will finally enter the Basketball Hall of Fame in May 2021. The NBA said on Saturday...

Virginia Tech upsets No. 3 Villanova 81-73 in overtime

UNCASVILLE: Virginia Tech overcame some late-game adversity to dominate overtime and upset No. 3 Villanova just a day after learning they would be playing...

No. 2 Baylor wins delayed opener 112-82 over La-Lafayette

LAS VEGAS: Baylor’ hadn't been on a basketball court for a game in 266 days, until Saturday (Sunday in Manila). And it showed — for...

US military hands over advanced unmanned aerial system to PH Navy

US National Security Advisor (NSA) Robert O’Brien met with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr., Secretary of Finance Carlos...

Czech humanitarian project delivers evacuation shelters

The Czech Republic supports strengthening of capacities of evacuation centers and mitigating the spread of Covid-19 across the Philippines. With financial aid from the...

UNDP partners with MILG-BARMM to improve local governance

The newly appointed Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Philippines, Dr. Selva Ramachandran, joined Atty. Naguib Sinarimbo, Minister of...

Muntinlupa partners with Grab for ‘Deliver to Recover’ program

MUNTINLUPA City’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO) announced that a “mass activation” of delivery riders is organized by the local government with Grab Philippines on December 1 to 4 at Colegio de Muntinlupa, Barangay Sucat. PESO-Muntinlupa invites interested applicants from...

Pagcor earmarks P2B to build multi-purpose evacuation centers

AS part of the government’s long-term response to climate change, which caused the successive strong typhoons that slammed the country, the Philippine Amusement and...

Easy wealth-building with RTBs and Premyo Bonds

Investing is one of the most effective ways for to build wealth, achieve financial goals faster, and ensure secure financial future, allowing maximization of...

UnionBank continues digitizing more rural banks

Despite the unprecedented challenges brought by the pandemic, Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) continues to push for more financial inclusion via UBX, its...

PLDT, Smart strengthen commitment to protect children

Strengthening its commitment to protect Filipino children, the country’s largest and only integrated telco PLDT Inc. and its wireless arm Smart Communications Inc. (Smart)...

Adidas launches first Regional Shopee Super Brand Day in PH

E-commerce platform Shopee has collaborated with Adidas for the launch of “Ready for Sport,” its first regional Super Brand Day (SBD) in the Philippines...

JG Summit named 2020 DX Leader at 4th IDC Digital Transformation Awards

JG Summit Holdings Inc. Group CIO and Corporate IT Shared Services Leader Carlos Santos was recently named by the International Data Corporation (IDC) as...

Teleperformance reimagines digital transformation in Leadership Summit

Teleperformance, the global leader in digital integrated business services, is set to deliver on growth targets for its Philippine business as the company focuses...

Hinatuan Mining’s version of a ‘Miyawaki’ forest

MIYAWAKI is a technique, pioneered by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki, on how to grow plants and build forests 10 times faster. The concept is...

Gentle skincare made brighter

With a lot going on this year, many people try to find peace even in the simplest activities. Besides cooking and planting, taking care...

Look Philippines is the newest beauty destination at SM Aura Premier

Beauty lovers and enthusiasts cannot stop talking about the newest beauty destination to hit Manila: LOOK Philippines — a one-of-a-kind shopping destination that brings...

Global citizen

“I now define retirement like this: it is the period of no longer working for money, but of being busy for fun.” Former logistics executive...

Enchong Dee on staying loyal to ABS-CBN, Star Magic

A certified heartthrob, Enchong Dee has been in showbiz since he was 17 years old, successfully emerging as one of the most popular actors in the country, both on television and the movies. Now 32, and amid the huge changes...

Jerry Seinfeld digs into 45 years of his jokes for new book

LOS ANGELES: The most valuable things Jerry Seinfeld owns are thousands of paper. They contain jokes Seinfeld has been writing since he walked into a...

Major milestones for Charo Santos, Mike Enriquez air today

As the top rule of entertainment goes, “The show must go on.” And despite the major bumps the industry has had to endure this...

Filmmaker Easy Ferrer makes MMFF debut via ‘The Missing’

Director Easy Ferrer didn’t expect that his first horror film titled "The Missing" under Regal Entertainment will be chosen as one of the 10...

All the bright virtual events in entertainment this week

By now, the entertainment industry — considered as one of the hardest hit businesses since assemblies were prohibited — has two choices when it...

Riveting performances adorn ‘The Crown’

My top reason for watching “The Crown’s” fourth the season is the acting. It’s so hard to decide who is the season’s cast MVP....

TV5 thrives with ‘Primetime Todo’s’ first week

TV5, through its partnership with Cignal TV, filled primetime with an influx of fresh shows and familiar stars this week what with the premiere...