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Palace rejects proposal to postpone 2022 polls

Malacañang on Friday rejected a lawmaker’s proposal to postpone the 2022 elections, saying the Constitution must be upheld. During House budget deliberations on Thursday, Pampanga...

SSS opens online application for retirees’ pension loan

RETIREE-pensioners of the Social Security System (SSS) can now file their Pension Loan Program (PLP) applications online, the state-run pension fund announced. In a statement...

Roque: A presidential spokesman who tries to be his own president

First word IN the modern presidency, presidents or chief executives are often warned not to try to be their own press secretaries because it will...

Vitaliano Aguirre paints himself into a corner

ANG isda ay nahuhuli sa bibig. (The fish is caught through its mouth) — an old Filipino saying. In a desperate effort to prove that...

Serving government should be a privilege, not a sacrifice

THE issue is not about the required submission of a statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) of all government employees. It is...

PH to ‘move on’ with China economic ties

The Philippines will “move on” with its economic relations with China, Malacañang said, following President Rodrigo Duterte’s historic assertion of Manila’s rights in the...

Here soon: Fast, affordable Covid test

After rapid test kits, pool testing and saliva testing, another method to test for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) that analyzes the air from...

12 hospitals to join Covid vaccine trials

At least 12 hospitals in the country, including the Philippine General Hospital, will be selected as sites for the clinical trial of candidate vaccines...

Gapay calls for unity in Asean armed forces

ARMED Forces Chief Gilbert Gapay called for unity and mutual trust among Southeast Asian military organizations, especially in coping with the coronavirus pandemic, terror...

Bong Go backs Tesda, Judiciary budgets

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go expressed his full support for the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (Tesda) proposed budget for fiscal year 2021...

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Palace rejects proposal to postpone 2022 polls

Malacañang on Friday rejected a lawmaker’s proposal to postpone the 2022 elections, saying the Constitution must be upheld. During House budget deliberations on Thursday, Pampanga...

Bong Go aids pro, nonpro leagues resume games

AFTER giving the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) a little push, Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said he is also willing to help nonprofessional and...

Julia Barretto files complaint vs Jay Sonza over pregnancy rumors

POPULAR actress Julia Barretto personally filed a formal complaint against former broadcaster Jay Sonza on Friday afternoon at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)...

2,630 new Covid cases recorded — DoH

THE Philippines recorded 2,630 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Friday, the Department of Health (DoH) said. This brings the total number of...

‘Lockdown: Food Diaries’ hosted by Alden Richards airs tomorrow

Tomorrow, September 27, GMA News and Public Affairs presents “Lockdown: Food Diaries,” a special documentary hosted by Asia’s Multimedia Star and Department of Health’s...

Village chiefs warned vs ‘tokhang’

PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Chief Wilkins Villanueva on Friday warned village captains who had not formed their barangay drug abuse council (BADAC) of...

DepEd launches app for coping with disasters

THE Department of Education (DepEd) on Friday announced the launch of the Rapid Assessments of Damage Report (RADaR) application to ensure continuity of learning...

5,856 dead, 256,788 arrested in 4-year drug war — PDEA

A total of 256,788 drug suspects were arrested while 5,856 were killed throughout the government's four-year war against illegal drugs, the Philippine Drug Enforcement...

Senators thumb down proposal to postpone May 2022 polls

SENATORS on Friday thumbed down a proposal to postpone the May 2022 elections, saying that such a move is unconstitutional. Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd...

Court grants plea of Maguindanao massacre victim’s kin for increased compensation

THE Quezon City Regional Trial Court granted the plea of the kin of one of the victims of the Maguindanao massacre for increased indemnification...

$126M in ‘hot money’ exits PH in Aug

FOREIGN investments that left the country plunged into a 14-month low in August, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Data from the central...

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Roque: A presidential spokesman who tries to be his own president

First word IN the modern presidency, presidents or chief executives are often warned not to try to be their own press secretaries because it will...

Vitaliano Aguirre paints himself into a corner

ANG isda ay nahuhuli sa bibig. (The fish is caught through its mouth) — an old Filipino saying. In a desperate effort to prove that...

Serving government should be a privilege, not a sacrifice

THE issue is not about the required submission of a statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) of all government employees. It is...
LOST in the volume of outrage over the “meddlesome” European Parliament’s expression of “deepest concern at the rapidly deteriorating human rights situation in the country under President Rodrigo Duterte” is a real implied threat of damaging economic sanctions that the government must take seriously, the Philippine Chamber...

Health crisis and the looming water crisis

“One out of eight people lacks access to clean water… 1.2 billion people cannot drink water without courting disease or death … Dirty water...

Good riddance, EU!

THE European Union tells the Philippines — free Sen. Leila de Lima, withdraw charges against Maria Ressa and renew the franchise of ABS-CBN Corp....

Defining who is a historian

UNLIKE myself, who is very public, most historians are modest and unassuming people but to their great credit, have produced major contributions to our...

Ormoc City shames most Metro Manila LGUs in technology use

THE United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is the world’s largest strategic initiative that calls on and recognizes companies to align their business strategies and...

A kind reminder

IT’s been almost a little more than six months since the first major lockdown was imposed in the Philippines. Six long months of different...

‘Hot money’ outflows dive to 14-month low

Foreign portfolio investments that left the country sank to its lowest in 14 months in August on lingering uncertainties...

Davis, Lakers beat Nuggets to take 3-1 lead in West finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida: The Los Angeles Lakers are a victory away from returning to the NBA Finals —...

‘Covid uncontrollable, drastic steps needed’

THE HAGUE: The European Union raised the alarm on Thursday (Friday in Manila) over the coronavirus pandemic, saying it...

Liza Soberano files complaint vs telco employee over rape remark

Popular actress Liza Soberano filed a formal criminal case against an employee of an internet service provider who posted...

The five benefits of journaling

As people try to regain some balance and slowly recover from the effects of isolation for most part of...

HEADLINE PHOTOS

PH to ‘move on’ with China economic ties

The Philippines will “move on” with its economic relations with China, Malacañang said, following President Rodrigo Duterte’s historic assertion of Manila’s rights in the West Philippine Sea. In a virtual press briefing, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said he believed the...

Here soon: Fast, affordable Covid test

After rapid test kits, pool testing and saliva testing, another method to test for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) that analyzes the air from...

12 hospitals to join Covid vaccine trials

At least 12 hospitals in the country, including the Philippine General Hospital, will be selected as sites for the clinical trial of candidate vaccines...

Gapay calls for unity in Asean armed forces

ARMED Forces Chief Gilbert Gapay called for unity and mutual trust among Southeast Asian military organizations, especially in coping with the coronavirus pandemic, terror...

Bong Go backs Tesda, Judiciary budgets

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go expressed his full support for the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority’s (Tesda) proposed budget for fiscal year 2021...

Iloilo goes back to MECQ

THE Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has decided to place Iloilo City under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) for 15 days amid...

Bong Go gives aid to Cebuanos

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, chairman of the Senate health and demography committee, on Friday called on Filipinos to show solidarity amid the challenges...

OFW groups back new Bulacan airport

VARIOUS migrant workers groups are pinning their hopes on the construction of an international airport in the province of Bulacan as a potential source of...

US, China, Russia clash over Covid

UNITED NATIONS: The United States butted heads with China and Russia at the United Nations on Thursday (Friday in Manila) over responsibility for the...

Another vaccine enters final trial

NEW JERSEY: United States biotech firm Novavax said on Thursday (Friday in Manila) it was initiating its final Phase 3 clinical trial for its...

Palm oil workers abused, coerced – report

PENINSULAR MALAYSIA: Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation...

Virus cases mounting in Asia-Pacific region

HONG KONG: Asia-Pacific countries, home to nearly 60 percent of the world’s population, are still facing a growing outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic on...

Afghan fighting leaves 6 dead

KABUL: At least six civilians were confirmed dead and 12 others injured in Afghanistan on Thursday as fighting escalated in the militancy-battered country, officials...

Israel toughens lockdown as infections sour

TEL AVIV: Israel toughened its coronavirus measures on Friday as a second nationwide lockdown failed to bring down the world’s highest infection rate a...

Home property prices up 27% in April-June

Residential property values reached another all-time high as prices across all types of housing units accelerated in the second quarter of the year on greater demand and costs, data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed on Friday. The...

Pag-IBIG okays loan grace period, program

The Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund) announced on Friday that it had granted a 60-day grace period on all loan payments and was...

PSEi slips on downbeat confidence index data

The stock market extended its decline on Friday on news that consumer confidence in the country fell to an unprecedented level and the number...

LandBank extends P737-M loans for new jeeps

The Land Bank of the Philippines (LandBank) reported on Friday that loans it extended to help public transport players buy modern jeepneys reached more...

Kia: Auto industry seen to surpass sales target

The automotive industry could still sell 275,000 cars in 2020 despite the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic on the Philippine economy. Kia...

FGEN LNG gets DoE nod for terminal

A subsidiary of First Gen Corp. secured the approval of the Department of Energy (DoE) to build an interim offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG)...

Payment firm: Digital transactions surge

Multichannel payment platform CIS Bayad Center Inc. reported on Friday a significant growth in digital transactions within its biller and partner network since May. In...

Injustice on our streets

There is a fundamental injustice in how our roads and bridges are planned and used. Today, many Filipinos are excluded and rendered immobile because...

Opportunity and hope

We recently held the first two parts of the 5th annual Ayala Finex Finance Summit. This used to be a one-day conference, but we...

How to communicate better with your B2B clients

Imagine this: Your company offers all the right products for your market, but somehow your average monthly sales tells you you’re not addressing the...

Strong trust in Chinese consumers

One can be led to believe that the Covid-19 crisis has generated completely new strategies in many governments, but I still believe it rather...

IMF: Economic outlook better than June forecast

WASHINGTON, D. C.; The global economic outlook is less bleak than projected in June, an IMF spokesman said Thursday, hinting that the organization’s forecasts...

Asia markets rise after tough week

TOKYO: Asian markets rose Friday on bargain-buying after another torrid week for investors, who are growing increasingly concerned about US lawmakers’ failure to even...

Japan manning group says 90 ships expected to arrive for ‘crew change’

The International Mariners Management Association of Japan (IMMAJ) said about 90 vessels will arrive in the Philippines per month, carrying approximately 900 seafarers to...

GR Supra GT Cup Asia Ph roars anew

The third and final leg of the GR Supra GT Cup Asia Philippines will unfold at 8 p.m. tonight, September 26, to determine the best Filipino e-motorsports players who will represent the country in the Asia regional round of...

Blue Jays clinch 1st playoff spot since 2016, beat Yanks 4-1

BUFFALO, New York: Barred from playing in their own ballpark this year because of Covid-19, the vagabond Toronto Blue Jays have found a home...

Fitzpatrick leads Dolphins past Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Florida: Ryan Fitzpatrick handles the Jacksonville Jaguars as well as anyone in the NFL. It doesn’t matter which uniform the journeyman quarterback is wearing,...

Covid-19 hits 16 Brazilian club Flamengo players

SAO PAULO: Brazilian club Flamengo, whose executives pushed for soccer to restart after the coronavirus pandemic hit South America, is now trying to postpone...

Tsitsipas reaches Hamburg quarters

HAMBURG, Germany: Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the quarterfinals of the Hamburg European Open by beating Pablo Cuevas 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday (Friday in Manila) as...

Heat get chance to oust Celtics, reach NBA Finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida: The volume of text messages that Miami guard Tyler Herro got after Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals was...

For Donovan, job with Bulls ‘came out of left field’

CHICAGO: The Chicago Bulls weren't on Billy Donovan's radar when he and the Oklahoma City Thunder parted ways after five successful seasons. Things sure changed...

MLB moving amateur draft to All-Star week in July

ATLANTA: Major League Baseball is moving its amateur draft to the All-Star break beginning next season. A three-day draft of at least 20 rounds will...

Pandemic-proof: Fall college football revived on West Coast

A major college football season that was in peril six week ago as conferences succumbed to concerns about Covid-19 is reconstituting. The West Coast got...

Patriots owner Kraft cleared of massage parlor sex charge

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida: Florida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Thursday (Friday in Manila) after courts blocked...

Swiss court sets Oct 30 for verdict after 9-day FIFA trial

BELLINZONA, Switzerland: The nine-day trial of Qatari soccer executive Nasser al-Khelaifi and former FIFA official Jérôme Valcke ended Thursday (Friday in Manila), with Switzerland’s...

MATCHDAY: Hertha Berlin looks for more goals, Lille eyes 1st

A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Friday (Saturday in Manila): GERMANY Fresh off a 4-1 win over Werder Bremen in its opening Bundesliga...

Gilas left out as PBA bubble closes

The PBA “bubble” has finally been approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases. With testing protocols, the departures...

Aboitiz CEO supports sustainability principles

COMMITTED to ethical leadership and good governance in the global business scene, Sabin Aboitiz, head of the Aboitiz Group, recently joined over 1,000 chief...

People’s group gets P45.7-m Agroforestry facilities

DIFFUN, Quirino: A Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)-funded watershed rehabilitation project and agroforestry support facilities worth P45.7 million have been completed to provide convenient...

DTI encourages more bamboo production

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said there was a need to increase the supply of bamboo to support the requirements of businesses...

Eight ecological threats to challenge nations’ resilience

Last of two parts Natural disasters The second domain — after resource scarcity — is natural disasters. This domain measures the threat of floods, droughts, cyclones,...

MVP Group ramps up paperless payments, contactless commutes

MVP Group of Companies accelerates paperless transactions and contactless journeys in its various businesses in a bid to keep people safe amid the Covid-19 pandemic. These companies include the country’s largest and only fully integrated telco PLDT and its wireless...

Locally developed fruit wine barrels, 3 times cheaper than oak barrels

QUALITY yet affordable wine barrels for aging fruit raw materials may soon be available in the market, giving the local fruit wine industry the...

Muntinlupa provides 18,000 face masks for City Hall employees

The local government of Muntinlupa has 18,000 face masks for distribution to City Hall employees as part of its local Covid-19 response efforts. Muntinlupa Gender...

Puregold moves toward online retail

DUE to the Covid-19 pandemic, online selling which was once reserved for the technically inclined is fast being explored by even those adamant in...

La Mascherina Limitado masks designed to also lift spirits

FOLLOWING the success of Fino Leatherware’s mask line called La Mascherina, the brand is proud to announce an exciting offshoot, La Mascherina Limitado. A brainchild...

Two employers arrested for non-compliance to SS Law

The Social Security System (SSS) announced that two employers convicted of non-compliance to the Social Security Law were arrested in separate operations in the...

Mayor Binay urges accreditation of Makati-based suppliers

Mayor Abby Binay has invited Makati-based suppliers of goods and services to register with the city Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) in order...

Cebu Pacific updates info on refund process

With the tourism and aviation industries among the worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, Cebu Pacific says it currently operates only 10 percent of...

Bela Padilla launches Britory skincare

Skin care company Britory based in Seoul, South Korea brings to the Philippines the newest products that creates “glass skin that glows like snow”...

Breathable, minimalist mask from Uniqlo now in the PH

Global apparel retailer Uniqlo brings to the Philippines its AIRism Mask. Available in all stores nationwide and its online store, the masks – in...

Backstage businessman

“My dad taught me a lot of things, but the most important lesson was not to spend more than what you earn…it is actually...

DA offers financial grants to co-ops

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) has developed a program to assist farmers’ cooperatives by offering financial grants and allotted an initial P250 million for...

Region 6 farmers get P145-M farm machines

Some 5,340 rice farmers from 30 farmers› cooperatives and associations (FCAs) in Region 6 (Western Visayas) received P145 million worth of farm machinery grants...

ABS-CBN’S Covid-19 response wins international award

The international community has recognized ABS-CBN’s swift and compassionate initiatives to help Filipinos during the Covid-19 pandemic despite uncertainties over the renewal of its legislative franchise. The network won a Silver Stevie for Most Valuable Corporate Response at the 17th...

Annual Lennon tribute, in 40th year, goes online

NEW YORK: Like many other events, an annual John Lennon tribute concert that takes place in his adopted city of New York on his...

Meet Tanikala, a new breed of Filipino rapper

In the Philippines, many young talents have sprung up showcasing world-class singing skills. These days, however, it is always refreshing to come across a...

Movies now screening ‘by the bay’

Members of the diplomatic corps, government officials, and members of the media gathered together as SM Cinema brought the drive-in movie experience to the...

ABS-CBN Films invades the digital space

ABS-CBN Films continues to deliver entertainment that resonates with Filipinos featuring promising new talents, this time in the digital space to give its online...

Disney delays ‘Black Widow,’ Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’

NEW YORK: Ten Disney films shuffled release dates. Marvel’s "Black Widow," set for November, heads to May 2021. Kenneth Branagh's murder mystery "Death on...

We will ‘Rise’

Anthem brings together artists from around the world In times of crises, music can help people stay motivated. Think “We Are the World,” and “Do...