Sunday, January 17, 2021
 

Lacson twits lawmaker on Cha-cha ‘ignorance’

The congressional debate on charter change (Cha-cha) heated up on Saturday as Sen. Panfilo Lacson debunked a new claim by a lawmaker at the...

Charter change in the time of the coronavirus (aka doing bad in the worst of times)

Lawmakers in both chambers sinisterly pushing for Charter change had better read Barbara Tuchman’s March of Folly to get a historical context on the...

To ‘v’ or not to ‘v’: The morals of Covid-19 vaccines

The body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body; God raised the Lord and will also...

Can President Duterte make ISPs obey the law?

The number of child sexual abuse videos and images transmitted over the internet and passing through servers of the internet service providers (ISPs) Globe...

China to donate 500,000 Covid vaccine doses to PH — Palace

CHINA will donate 500,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines to the Philippines as both nations reaffirmed commitment to prioritize post-pandemic recovery efforts, Malacañang said on...

Covid death toll hits 2M worldwide

MEXICO CITY: The global death toll from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) topped 2 million on Friday (Saturday in Manila), crossing the threshold amid...

Govt steps up contact tracing efforts

THE Philippines registered 2,058 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, its highest so far in January, the Department of Health (DoH) said. It was slightly...

Overseas Filipinos won’t be barred from entering PH – Palace

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will not bar Filipinos working or living abroad from entering the Philippines, Malacañang has assured the public, amid the travel restrictions...

Lawmaker wants reforms in PNP law

A lawmaker wants to introduce reforms in the Philippine National Police (PNP) to strengthen the agency following recent cases involving police officers. ACT-CIS party-list Rep....

Go stresses compliance with health protocols

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Saturday underscored the importance of complying with basic health and safety protocols following the recent confirmation of the...

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Lacson twits lawmaker on Cha-cha ‘ignorance’

The congressional debate on charter change (Cha-cha) heated up on Saturday as Sen. Panfilo Lacson debunked a new claim by a lawmaker at the...

PH secures 500M RMB grant from China

THE Philippines has secured 500 million renminbi or about P3.72 billion grant from China that will be used to implement infrastructure projects and other...

7 killed as Philippine military chopper crashes in Bukidnon

ZAMBOANGA CITY: A Philippine Air Force Huey helicopter crashed Saturday afternoon in the southern province of Bukidnon, killing all aboard – two pilots and...

4 policemen, civilian nabbed in Subic Freeport buy-bust

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT: FOUR policemen were arrested on Friday in an anti-illegal drug operation conducted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the...

10 dead as quake sets off landslides, flatten homes in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia: A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia’s Sulawesi island just after midnight, causing landslides and sending people fleeing from their homes in the...

Duterte hopes successor to be ‘forceful, resolute’ vs corruption

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has expressed hope that his successor would be "as forceful and resolute" in fighting corruption in government, particularly at the Department...

PH to issue ‘vaccine passports’

FILIPINOS who would be vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) would each be issued a "passport" as proof, according to the Department of...

3 soldiers, 1 civilian shot dead in Lanao del Norte 

THREE soldiers and a civilian were shot dead by unidentified suspects, the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) reported on Friday. Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., Commander...

PH ban on countries with cases of new Covid variants extended until Jan. 31

THE Philippine government extended to January 31 travel restrictions imposed on more than 30 countries with cases of the new variants of coronavirus disease...

BSP probes EastWest’s missing deposit incidents

MONETARY authorities have launched a formal investigation into East West Banking Corp.’s (EastWest) deposits allegedly stolen by one its managers. In a statement on Thursday...

Duterte: ‘My daughter Sara will not run for president in 2022’ 

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Dutete said his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, is not running for president in the 2022 elections.    “My daughter, inuudyok naman nila....

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Charter change in the time of the coronavirus (aka doing bad in the worst of times)

Lawmakers in both chambers sinisterly pushing for Charter change had better read Barbara Tuchman’s March of Folly to get a historical context on the...

To ‘v’ or not to ‘v’: The morals of Covid-19 vaccines

The body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body; God raised the Lord and will also...

Can President Duterte make ISPs obey the law?

The number of child sexual abuse videos and images transmitted over the internet and passing through servers of the internet service providers (ISPs) Globe...
President Rodrigo Duterte came under fire recently for saying why he does not want his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, to succeed him in 2022. For some, he sounded biased against women, unsure of their temperament for the rough and tumble of national politics. On the...

US issue is white supremacy and race

The January 6 storming of the US Capitol to stop the congressional certification of Biden’s presidential election victory sent shock waves of disbelief worldwide....

Twitter, Donald Trump, and incitement to violence

CARACAS, VENEZUELA: Over the last four years, United States President Donald Trump has had in Twitter his main political communication tool. On this technological...

Answers sought: was the US Capitol attack planned?

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Attackers in organized columns, a woman shouting instructions on a megaphone and suspicious tours the day before: investigators are probing the possibility...

Legacy of the Corona impeachment

THE impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona was something that I detested from the start. During the Gloria Macapagal Arroyo presidency, CJ Corona served for...

Fallout in social media from Trumpist siege of US Capitol

WITH the January 6 attack by supporters of President Trump seeking the rejection by Congress of the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris...

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PH secures P3.7-B grant from China

The Philippines has bagged a grant worth 500 million renminbi (about P3.72 billion) from China that will be used...

Celtics run past Magic after week-long hiatus

BOSTON: Jaylen Brown had 21 points and eight assists, Semi Ojeleye added 18 points and the Boston Celtics rolled...

Covid originated from minks – expert

GENEVA: While the World Health Organization’s (WHO) expert team is in Wuhan to investigate how the coronavirus jumped to...

Bong Joon Ho joins Venice film fest; Presley’s Graceland offers virtual tours

'Parasite's' Bong Joon Ho to head Venice Film Festival jury "Parasite" director Bong Joon Ho has been selected as jury...

‘Skinimalism’ — the newest skincare trend for 2021

Find the secret to simple, subtle and natural beauty in the heart of Aseana City Ever since the pandemic began...

HEADLINE PHOTOS

Covid death toll hits 2M worldwide

MEXICO CITY: The global death toll from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) topped 2 million on Friday (Saturday in Manila), crossing the threshold amid a vaccine rollout so immense but so uneven that in some countries there is real...

Govt steps up contact tracing efforts

THE Philippines registered 2,058 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, its highest so far in January, the Department of Health (DoH) said. It was slightly...

Overseas Filipinos won’t be barred from entering PH – Palace

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will not bar Filipinos working or living abroad from entering the Philippines, Malacañang has assured the public, amid the travel restrictions...

Lawmaker wants reforms in PNP law

A lawmaker wants to introduce reforms in the Philippine National Police (PNP) to strengthen the agency following recent cases involving police officers. ACT-CIS party-list Rep....

Go stresses compliance with health protocols

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Saturday underscored the importance of complying with basic health and safety protocols following the recent confirmation of the...

Olongapo police chief sacked

OLONGAPO CITY: Col. Randy Arceo, Olongapo City Police Office director, has been relieved of his official duties effective January 15 because police officers under...

Davao gets P40-M grant for affected workers

DAVAO CITY: The city government here is opening over 6,000 slots for the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced Workers (Tupad) program for Dabawenyos who...

Puerto Galera allocates P50M for Covid vaccines

CALAPAN CITY, Mindoro Oriental: Puerto Galera, through the recommendation of the Municipal Development Council (MDC), has allotted P50 million for the purchase of coronavirus...

Britain to close totally starting Jan 18

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Friday that Britain will close all travel corridors to the country starting at 4 a.m. (12 noon...

Migration down 30% due to Covid

NEW YORK: The coronavirus pandemic has slowed global migration by nearly 30 percent, with around 2 million fewer migrants between 2019 and 2020, according...

Maduro wants dialogue with Biden

CARACAS: A close ally of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said on Friday (Saturday in Manila) he’s hopeful the Biden administration will roll back a...

Prepare for bad year, ICAO warns leading airlines

MONTREAL: The United Nations aviation agency on Friday (Saturday in Manila) predicted “prolonged depressed demand” for air travel and more financial woes for airlines,...

Death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 67

MAMUJU: At least 67 people have died after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi island early Friday, according to the head of the International...

India starts mass vaccination

NEW DELHI: India begins one of the world’s biggest coronavirus vaccine programs on Saturday, a colossal and complex task compounded by safety worries, shaky...

BSP: PH banking system still sound

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) supervisory priorities would ensure that the country’s banking system would remain sound moving forward, according to its chief. In a speech at the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines’ (Finex) 53rd founding anniversary on...

Pag-IBIG members save P13B in MP2 last year

Despite the uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic last year, members of the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund) members turned to its MP2...

Central bank nets P100B from securities auction

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has generated another P100 billion from the weekly auction of its own securities. Central bank data showed on Friday...

PCCI: Create’s passage to aid PH’s recovery

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) has reiterated its call for legislators to pass the proposed Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for...

Sorsogon power co-op pays P202M to Psalm

The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (Psalm) has received P202.1 million from Sorsogon I Electric Cooperative Inc. (Soreco I) as partial payment...

World Bank’s not-so-rosy outlook

Okay, “grim” may be too strong a word, but the latest pile of prophecy — about 234 pages’ worth — from the World Bank...

How to be smarter with money in 2021

Investment banker Baron Rothschild once said “the time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets.” People like him believe the worse off...

Biden stimulus no balm for US stocks

NEW YORK: President-elect Joe Biden’s massive plan to help the US economy didn’t shake Wall Street’s downbeat sentiment on Friday (Saturday in Manila), with...

Peugeot, Fiat complete merger; Stellantis born

PARIS: The merger of France’s PSA and US-Italian rival Fiat Chrysler became official on Saturday, creating Stellantis, the world’s fourth-biggest automaker by volume. The long-awaited...

‘Relaxing China tariffs would help US economy’

Washington, D.C.: Reducing tariffs on China by even a “moderate” amount would benefit the US economy, according to a study by a business council...

UN agency warns of another bad year for airlines

Montreal: The United Nations (UN) aviation agency on Friday (Saturday in Manila) predicted “prolonged depressed demand” for air travel and more financial woes for...

Adjusting to new consumer behaviors

A survey released by Emerson’s Commercial and Residential Solutions business in the last quarter of 2020 shows that consumers dramatically altered their shopping habits...

World’s best mobile processors at CES 2021

AMD announced on Tuesday the full portfolio of AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors, bringing the highly efficient and extremely powerful Zen 3 core...

Education feats mark MAAP’s 23rd anniversary

A succession of achievements marks the 23rd founding anniversary of the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) on Thursday, January 14. Its president,...

More NBA games cancelled due to virus spike

Another three NBA games were postponed on Friday (Saturday in Manila), including one in Minnesota only a couple hours before game time, as the league’s struggle with increasing coronavirus numbers continued. Among the revelations Friday: Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, whose...

Mineski PH to launch 2nd leg of NICL tilt

Mineski Philippines is set to open the second leg of the National Interschool Cyber League (NICL) featuring Valve’s MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) PC...

Stewart Cink, Webb Simpson share early lead at Sony Open

HONOLULU: Stewart Cink could not remember a more ideal day in Hawaii, and he had a round that matched the occasion. Enjoying a surge in...

Pebble Beach for pros only this year because of Covid spike

The only stars at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this year will be the players and the golf course. The spike in Covid-19 cases in...

Masters plans for a reduced audience

Some volume is returning to the Masters, just maybe not the head-turning roars. Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley said Wednesday the club intends to allow...

Brooklyn breaks the bank

After weeks of toxicity, which include avoiding preseason practices, ducking league-wide Covid protocols and making statements detrimental to the Houston Rockets, three-time scoring champion...

Antetokounmpo plans to shoot more to fix free-throw woes

MILWAUKEE: Giannis Antetokounmpo has a plan to end his growing struggles from the foul line. “It’s simple,” the reigning two-time MVP said Friday (Saturday in...

Mitchell scores 26, Jazz use 21-0 run to beat Hawks

SALT LAKE CITY: Donovan Mitchell made six 3-pointers on his way to 26 points and the Utah Jazz used a 21-0 second-half run to...

Bucks survive shaky free-throw shooting to edge Mavs

MILWAUKEE: Khris Middleton made a couple of huge 3-pointers and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame poor free-throw shooting to snap the Dallas Mavericks’ four-game winning...

Gilgeous-Alexander’s 33 lead Thunder past Bulls in OT

OKLAHOMA CITY: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored a career-high 33 points to help Oklahoma City beat the Chicago Bulls and former Thunder coach Billy Donovan 127-125...

Lindor, Bryant, Bellinger, Seager get big-money deals

NEW YORK: Francisco Lindor, Kris Bryant, Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager were among 112 players who agreed to one-year contracts Friday (Saturday in Manila),...

Bellinger agrees to $16.1M, 1-year contract with Dodgers

LOS ANGELES: Dodgers star Cody Bellinger agreed to a $16.1 million, one-year contract Friday (Saturday in Manila) with the World Series champions that avoided...

AP source: Yankees reach deals with Kluber, LeMahieu

NEW YORK: The New York Yankees made a pair of big moves on the free agent market, reaching a deal with right-hander Corey Kluber...

Cagayan River rehab to benefit residents

THE Cagayan Valley Regional Build Back Better (BBB) Task Force has allayed fears of a massive impact on the livelihood of residents along the...

Haribon: improved conservation can prevent pandemics

As the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic continues to put millions of lives around the world at risk, Haribon Foundation calls to address ecosystem...

Climate crisis: 2020 was the warmest year on record

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 was the warmest year on record since the...

Noveleta LGU launches BOSS in Primark Mall

Noveleta, Cavite Mayor Dino Chua (standing-right) foresee the newly opened Business One Stop Shop in Primark Town Center in Barangay Magdiwang, Monday, January 11, 2021 and ends on February 15, 2021. Open from 8a.m. to 5p.m. Monday to Friday. LIKE...

Welcome the New Year with beautiful move-in ready homes

THE start of the New Year brings a unique opportunity to reflect on the year that has been and develop a renewed sense of...

Enchanted Kingdom welcomes 2021 with a magical treat

THE first and only world-class theme park in the Philippines is welcoming the new year with a magical treat. Enjoy the Park’s EKciting and...

Lalamove creates more jobs this 2021 by launching their Sedan fleet

DESPITE the challenges of 2020, Lalamove has maintained a foothold in the delivery industry with sustained growth. The pandemic has shown the value of...

Snack mindfully and with love

With all that happened in the past year, one thing that most people have learned is how to be mindful of their actions. Like...

Allianz begins 8-year worldwide olympic and paralympic partnership

ALLIANZ officially began its eight-year worldwide partnership with the Olympic and Paralympic Movements on Jan. 1, building on a collaboration with the Paralympic Movement...

MediaTek selected for Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi 6E Certification Program

MediaTek today announced it has been selected to be on the test bed for Wi-Fi 6E, a new certification from Wi-Fi Alliance® for Wi-Fi...

Dairy Queen kick-starts 2021 with Frozen Latte Blizzard Fest

With all that’s happened, you just want to wake-up from that bad dream and welcome 2021 fresh and new. Dairy Queen’s newest Blizzard will...

Sykes hails employee wins at 2020 year-end celebration

AWARD-winning BPO company Sykes holds a year-end celebration party like no other, but last year was nothing like they have experienced before. The event...

Comfort, versatility and function

The year 2020 began with a call for the extreme and the flamboyant. But the sudden shift to work-from-home arrangements, forced everyone to slip...

Empowered and empowering

“I believe that students are more inspired to learn from people who are visionaries in action. Especially now that we are in turbulent times,...

Task force, DA assure food security in 2021

The Inter-Agency Task Force on Zero Hunger (IATF-ZH) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) have assured the Philippines will have enough food this year...

The epic lies of Maria Ressa’s ‘A Thousand Cuts’

The world of broadcast and social media knew how the US lap dog Maria Ressa was slammed late last year in her interview with Stephen Sackur on BBC’s “HARDtalk” who among other spoilers, told her, “ …no world leader...

Newbie actor VR Relosa gets his first break in BL series ‘Cheat’

Acting has been the passion of showbiz newbie VR Relosa who stars in the supernatural BL series titled “Cheat” directed by international director Craig...

Mikee Quintos finds herself anew in ‘The Lost Recipe’

From playing oppressed supporting characters on TV, Mikee Quintos is ready to blossom into a fine leading lady via the upcoming primetime TV series,...

Oprah Winfrey docu comes to Apple TV+; Lady Gaga, J. Lo to perform at US inauguration

Oprah Winfrey documentary to release on Apple TV+ LOS ANGELES: Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will have a biographical documentary released on Apple TV+. The streaming platform...

Ai-Ai de las Alas is the new unbothered queen’

Move over Gen Z! Comedy Queen Ai-Ai de las Alas may not be getting any younger, but she was red hot and oozing with...

Eyes back on ‘Cobra Kai’

“Cobra Kai” — what I lovingly call ‘the soap opera for titos’ — is back. After coming out with its first two seasons on...

Romcom film ‘Miss Q & A’ releases teaser music video

INSIGHT 360 Films has released a teaser music video of its upcoming romantic comedy film “Miss Q & A: Para Sa Magaganda Lang Ba...