PACC seeks regular DPWH reshuffle

THE Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) has asked Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar to regularly rotate public works officials at the provincial and district levels...

SC allows live media coverage of court verdict in Maguindanao massacre — sources

THE Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed media to cover the court verdict on the Maguindanao massacre on December 20, sources privy to the deliberations...

Ombudsman starts Sea Games investigation

The Office of the Ombudsman has started its investigation of alleged corruption in connection with the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA)...

PH reaps biggest gold harvest in SEA Games

SUBIC: Already assured of the overall championship in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, the Philippines marked another milestone Monday, reaping its biggest gold...

SC allows live coverage of massacre verdict

The Supreme Court (SC) is considering live media coverage during the promulgation of the verdict in the Maguindanao massacre case on December 20. In an interview...

Charter changes submitted to House

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Monday the second set of proposed amendments to the Constitution has been passed...

African beauty wins Miss Universe crown

South Africa made a huge comeback this year at the Miss Universe pageant in Atlanta City, USA when its bet, Zozibini Tunzi, won the...

Duterte won’t extend martial law in Mindanao

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will not extend martial law in Mindanao when it expires this month. "The Commander-in-Chief made the decision following the assessment of his...

Two impeachment articles expected against Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Democrats are expected to announce on Tuesday two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, US media reported Monday evening, after laying out...

NZ police opening criminal probe of deaths at volcano island

WHAKATANE, New Zealand: New Zealand police said Tuesday they were opening a criminal investigation into the deaths of tourists on a volcanic island. Five deaths...

Chile military plane with 38 is missing on way to Antarctica

SANTIAGO, Chile: Chile's air force said it lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight Monday evening to the...

PH esports team snags gold medal in Starcraft 2 discipline

THE Philippine esports team Sibol snagged another gold medal after Caviar "Enderr" Acampado crushed Singapore's Thomas "Blysk" Kopankiewicz, 4-1, in the grand finals of...

PACC seeks regular DPWH reshuffle

THE Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) has asked Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar to regularly rotate public works officials at the provincial and district levels...
WITH one day still to go before the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games concludes tomorrow, December 11, Team Philippines is already assured of emerging mathematically at the top of Southeast Asia’s premier sports competition by winning the most gold medals and the most medals. If this is borne...

The people behind the winning athletes in SEA Games

AS this column was being written (Saturday, December 7), the Philippines had bagged a total of 197 medals — 81 gold, 57 silver and...

COP25: The last climate conference

First word DID you know that the current COP25 — the conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)...

It doesn’t have to be true; it just has to look like that

LOIDA Nicolas-Lewis was pilloried when she said that it doesn’t have to be true, that it only has to look like the truth. Since...

Economic plunder

THE people are outraged! And Manila Water Co. Inc.’s Ayala and Maynilad Water Services Inc.’s Pangilinan had better believe it. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte aka Digong...

We own, we benefit

FILIPINOS own the land, water and air that are defined by our geographical boundaries and the Constitution labels such ownership as patrimonial. This being...

Hong Kong: 800,000-strong peaceful march is win-win for protesters and police

EVIDENTLY stung by the passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act by the United States, the Hong Kong government has made...

Hong Kongers await Beijing olive branch after rare calm

HONG KONG: Hong Kongers have delivered a clarion call for change over the last fortnight with a landslide local election defeat for the government...

40M Filipinos avail of microinsurance

About 40 million Filipinos are now covered by microinsurance as of the third quarter of the year, the Insurance...

UP summa cum laude delivers gold in SEAG

Lady karateka Jamie Christine Lim showed that she was a born-winner on and off the mat. Lim, daughter of Philippine...

SKorea pushes Pyongyang-US talks

SEOUL: South Korea’s unification ministry said on Monday that the country will take necessary actions to maintain dialogue momentum...

Netizens speak: Why the crown slipped from Gazini

This beauty pageant nation was a little heartbroken Monday morning when the Philippines’ Gazini Ganados failed to clinch a...

What makes mom Dimples Romana sleep more soundly at night

Dimples Romana, a celebrity “momtrepenuer,” has been enjoying a significant and continued presence in local show business for the...

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Duterte rules out water deal

President Rodrigo Duterte has refused to enter into any agreement with the Manila Water Co. and Maynilad Water Services Inc., maintaining that the water firms committed “economic plunder.” “Alam mo sabi nila na makikipag-usap, may folder diyan (They said they...

No Christmas ceasefire with ‘Reds’ – Lorenzana

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is not keen on having a ceasefire with communist rebels during the Christmas season. “We will not recommend,” Lorenzana told reporters...

ICC cannot arrest Duterte – Panelo

The International Criminal Court (ICC) cannot order the arrest of President Rodrigo Duterte because it has no jurisdiction over the Philippines, Palace spokesman Salvador...

PAO chief named Gawad Amerika Hall of Fame Awardee

Hollywood, California: Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief Persida Acosta was elevated to the Hall of Fame by the 18th Annual Gawad Amerika Awards at...

Lawmaker seeks sanctions vs PECO

A lawmaker has urged the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to slap penalties against the Panay Electric Co. (PECO) and its officials for endangering the...

Today’s Front Page December 10, 2019

Today’s Front Page December 10, 2019

Retired PDEA officer gunned down in Baguio 

BAGUIO CITY: Police have launched a hot pursuit operation against a gunman who shot and killed a retired agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement...

Completion of NLEx Connector, Harbor Link pushed – DPWH 

Thousands of motorists coming from Bulacan and the northern part of Luzon may soon experience reduced travel time from the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx)...

2019 suicide cases in Region 9 increase TO 37

ZAMBOANGA CITY: The number of suicide cases this year in Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) rose to 37, with two of them recorded in the...

Parents ‘refuse’ polio vaccination for their kids

ZAMBOANGA CITY: More than 1,000 parents from several urban and rural barangay (villages) in this city have allegedly refused to have their children aged...

PSEi drops as funds shift to US

The local bourse dipped as investors picked US markets instead following news about upbeat jobs data on Monday. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) dropped by 0.28 percent or 21.92 points to finish at 7,779.80 while the wider All...

Trade deficit likely up in October

The government’s ramped up spending on infrastructure likely led to a widening of the country’s trade deficit, HSBC Global Research said on Monday. “We expect...

Online gambling tops office market demand

THE Philippine offshore gaming operator (POGOs) business drove the demand for the office market this year, accounting for over 40 percent of the take-up,...

Walls closing in on the POGO business

IN a surprise move over the weekend, Makati Mayor Abby Binay launched what appears to be a crackdown on the Philippine offshore gaming operator...

Triple Eight and Select combine for ownership of 22.843% in RFM

RFM. Triple Eight Holdings Inc. said in a filing that as a stockholder of RFM Corp. (RFM), it had “no transactions for the month of...

DA expands agri-loan funds

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to offer more funds to farmers and fisherfolk nationwide that can help boost their productivity and increase...

Wrapping up 2019

IT feels like it was just yesterday when we unwrapped our Christmas gifts and welcomed a new year. It was an eventful one for...

Women must apologize dearly for their strengths

BY the same breath, men should apologize more often than women, even if it appears superfluous and unnecessary. That’s because “apologizing is a strength,...

Cebu Landmasters eyes P50-B projects

CEBU Landmasters Inc. (CLI) is aiming to secure P50 billion worth of projects amid its continued land acquisitions in several cities in the Visayas...

MPIC completes KKR, GIC deal

The hospital unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) has completed its P35.5-billion investment transaction with global investment firm KKR & Co. and Singapore-based...

NLEX to build P16-B elevated road

NLEX Corp., a unit of Metro Pacific Tollways Corp., is proposing to build a P16-billion elevated road connecting Harbor Link and Anda Circle near...

Toyota to open P4.5-B Luzon hub

TOYOTA Motor Philippines (TMP) is set to open its P4.5-billion logistics hub in Luzon next year amid growing sales. “Our sales volume is expanding more...

European firms negate trade war risks

BEIJING: European companies in China have been able to minimize the effect from the tariff war between Beijing and Washington, although some are considering...

Arms sales worldwide up 5%

STOCKHOLM: Arms sales rose by nearly five percent worldwide in 2018 in a market dominated by the United States, according to a new report...

Mexico rejects US steel, aluminum deal

MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s foreign minister said on Sunday the country would not accept a US proposal for steel and aluminum production under the new...

The Podium West Tower welcomes new tenants

THE Podium West Tower, the office component of the mixed-use development, The Podium, will soon house the corporate offices of a diverse group of...

For design and build services, get an architect

HAS it ever occurred to people that when they intend to plan, design and even build structures, they should hire the right professional? And...

Trump warns Kim has ‘everything’ to lose

WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump warned on Sunday (Monday in Manila) that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un had “everything” to lose through hostility towards...

Thai massage could get Unesco status

BANGKOK: At Bangkok’s Reclining Buddha temple Krairath Chantrasri says he is a proud custodian of a 2,000-year-old skill - the body-folding, sharp-elbowed techniques of...

‘Multilateralism crucial to globalized shared prosperity agenda’

KUALA LUMPUR: Multilateral cooperation through platforms like Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will help realize a vision of shared prosperity in the face of global...

China says it will continue ‘training’ Xinjiang people

BEIJING: China on Monday defended its vast network of re-education camps in Xinjiang and said it would continue “training” residents, following explosive government document...

5 dead, many injured after New Zealand volcano erupts

WELLINGTON: Five people were killed, 18 were injured and several more were left stranded after an island volcano popular with tourists erupted unexpectedly in...

Daughter claims Australian ex-PM urged silence on alleged rape

SYDNEY: The daughter of former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke said he ordered her to keep quiet about her alleged rape by one of...

UK election campaign enters final rounds

LONDON: Britain’s general election campaign enters its frenetic final stages on Monday, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn desperately seeking...

Archery duo contributes gold to PH’s medal haul

Couple Paul Marton Dela Cruz and Rachelle Anne Dela Cruz clinched the country’s first archery gold medal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Monday. The power couple defeated the tandem of Vietnamese Kieu Oanh Chau and Van Day Nguyen,...

Pinoy spikers eye revenge, gold vs Indonesia

The Philippines has never beaten Thailand in men’s volleyball in the Southeast Asian Games, much less make the finals in the last 42 years. However,...

Pinoys still SEA Games baseball kingpins

Eight years after winning its last championship in 2011, the Philippines showed it still is a force to reckon with in baseball in the...

Casimero continues ‘spoiler’ tradition

The fight between Zolani Tete and our very own Johnriel Casimero was supposed to be tune up fight for the South African to prepare...

PH boxers punch gold medals

Carlo Paalam won his first gold in the Southeast Asian Games on Monday by beating Indonesian Langu Kornelis Kwangu by unanimous 5-0 decision in...

From a lifesaver to flagbearer

It pays to be a man for others. Roger Casugay, virtual unknown to the sporting world outside the surfing community, became man of the hour...

Davis scores 50 to propel Lakers over Timberwolves

LOS ANGELES: Anthony Davis scored 50 points to power the Los Angeles Lakers to a 142-125 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday (Monday...

Sports dancing is not mere fun

Is dance sports for real? For Becky Garcia, president of the Dance Sports Federation of the Philippines, it is. This, Ms. Garcia declared during Friday’s SCOOP...

Hojgaard dominates Mauritius Open

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius: Danish teenager Rasmus Hojgaard won the Mauritius Open on the third extra-hole of a play-off on Sunday (Monday in Manila) to...

A perfect 10 for the Blu Girls’ softball title retention win

Ten Finals appearances, 10 gold medals. The Philippine Blu Girls on Sunday came up with that perfect feat in women’s softball with an 8-0 five-inning...

Doncic powers Mavs vs Pelicans

LOS ANGELES: Dallas guard Luka Doncic scored 26 points in as many minutes Saturday (Sunday in Manila) to lead the Mavericks to a 130-84...

Gilas braces vs Toroman-mentored Indonesians

Defending champion Gilas Pilipinas will aim for a finals entry when it face the Indonesian team now under the tutelage of its former coach...

Filipino surfer who rescued opponent wins SEAG gold

A Filipino surfer hailed as a hero for saving a fellow competitor during a Southeast Asia Games (SEAG) contest won a gold medal on...

Porsche Asia Pacific debuts the new Taycan

Two legendary icons, Porsche and Star Wars, joined forces at the Porsche Asia Pacific premiere of the new all-electric Taycan in Singapore last night,...

Ford forays into domestic LCV market

Ford is dipping its fingers in the local light commercial vehicles (LCV) segment with the launch of the new Transit. Known as Ford’s workhorse...

DongFeng opens Isabela Showroom

Pilipinas Autogroup Inc. (PAI) is delighted to announce the opening of its DongFeng Isabela showroom and service center. Auto Ten Trade and Services owns...

Isuzu turns over 17 PUV units to Valenzuela City

Valenzuela City joined the government’s Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) with the turnover of an initial 17 modernized PUVs from Isuzu Philippines Corporation...

Hino turns over modernized jeepneys to Novaliches-Malinta Cooperative

Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), the exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the Philippines, has recently turned over the first batch of modernized...

Wilcon Loyalty Rewards Promo grand winner claims the 1-million loyalty points

IN celebration of the 42nd anniversary of the country’s leading home improvement and construction supply retailer, Wilcon Depot gave a chance to its valued customers to win amazing prizes, including 15 Hamden kitchen appliances, ten smartphones, and the 1-million...

OPPO works with global partners to conduct the world’s first DSS data call

JUST this December 2, OPPO announced that it has made the industry’s first DSS (Dynamic Spectrum Sharing) data call using its world’s first DSS-enabled...

Experience the SM Mall of Asia’s grandest Festival of Lights

HOLIDAYS are more magical and memorable at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) as Santa’s magical friends, Leo the Lion, Hailey the Hippo, Gerry...

New World Manila Bay Hotel lights up its Crystal Christmas Tree

New World Manila Bay Hotel welcomes the most festive season of the year with a ceremonial tree lighting held at the hotel lobby. This...

MPIC, Puerto Galera govt. launch Marine Guardians program

Shore It Up, the environmental flagship program of the Metro Pacific Investments Corp., and the Municipality of Puerto Galera recently launched its Marine Protection,...

The New Year looks bright with ‘20|20’ at Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge

There’s nothing quite like welcoming the promise of a new year from a brighter perspective. What would make the experience even more meaningful and...

Emirates offers exciting added-value perks for Dubai

What better way to kick start the New Year than with a visit to the dynamic city of Dubai? This winter, Emirates is offering...

ING offers rebates for its customers to take care of other bank’s transfer fees

Since its launch as the first all-digital bank in the Philippines in November 2018, ING seeks to redefine banking and savings in the Philippines....

Price controls on medicines to hurt patients, pharmacists and pharmacies

THE proposed price controls on medicines will kill small retailers and force manufacturers to reconsider whether to launch new medicines in the country, or...

Asean consulate-generals made first visit to OPPO headquarters

OPPO recently hosted the consulate-generals of the Asean, including those from The Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia and Laos, to its manufacturing...

Wilcon Depot’s William Belo hailed as Man of the Year

WILCON Depot Founder and Chairman Emeritus William Belo was recognized as one of The Manila Times: Man of the Year awardees during the Asia...

New Mitsubishi Motors Dealership finds home in Mactan

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC), together with Fast Autoworld Philippines Corporation (FAPC), recently inaugurated its latest dealership in Mactan, Cebu. Being the third FAPC...

Sharp better solutions for a better life 2

SHARP Philippines Corporation (SPC) continues to introduce products that aim to incorporate ease and convenience into the Filipino household. SPC’s products are categorized into four...

The Podium West Tower welcomes new tenants

THE Podium West Tower, the office component of the mixed-use development, The Podium, will soon house the corporate offices of a diverse group of...

For design and build services, get an architect

HAS it ever occurred to people that when they intend to plan, design and even build structures, they should hire the right professional? And...

Non-renewal threat drags ABS-CBN shares

Investors sold off their positions last week as President Rodrigo Duterte once again fired shots against network giant ABS-CBN Corp. for alleged bias, threatening...

Who really won Best in National Costume?

The year Pia Wurtzbach won Miss Universe in 2015 is both memorable and controversial when host Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner, forcing the network to bring him back on air to correct it and declare Miss Philippines the...

LA film critics name ‘Parasite’ year’s best film

NEW YORK: The Los Angeles Film Critics Association named the uproarious class satire “Parasite” the year’s Best Picture and its maker, Bong Joon Ho,...

How Kris and Gabby’s ‘(K)ampon’ paved the way for Carmina’s ‘Sundo’

The disqualification of Kris Aquino and Gabby Concepcion’s “(K)ampon” from this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) race paved the way for the inclusion...

Iza Calzado on pressure to have kids

Dramatic actress Iza Calzado is never shy to share her mind on the day’s most pressing issues, especially when she knows a particular topic...

‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ cast surprise OFW family

Giving is just as wonderful as receiving at Christmastime or even more. No less than the cast members of the highest grossing Filipino movie...

PH’s front seat for Catriona and Gazini’s back-to-back win

Will the Philippines make history today as the second country to snag a back-to-back win after Venezuela’s feat in 2008 and 2009? Anything is...

Carmina reconnects with the movies in MMFF entry

Carmina Villarroel has certainly gone a long way from playing Richard Gomez’s cute little sister Cathy in the iconic macho sitcom, “Palibhasa Lalake.” A quick...

Competent acting in ‘Write About Love’

If there’s one big reason why movie aficionados should watch the entry “Write About Love” come December 25 and during the entire run of...

Luna Awards caps 2019 award season

For the first time the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) in its capacity as co-organizer has joined forces with the Film Academy...

Heart lands a spot on ‘Vogue’s 100 List’

Actress, host and Sorsogon’s First Lady to meet Anna Wintour early 2020 Her impressive inclusion in Vogue magazine’s “100 List” for 2019 is confirmation that...

Here’s what in your children’s Christmas list

Christmas is for everyone but parents will always make if for and about their children. Their wish lists are therefore all important this time of year and if you can’t figure out what’s in them, let The Manila Times...

Achieving festive table settings

There is no better way to match the mood of the holidays than with a festive table setting. But how do you pull everything...

Senate spouses play Santa

Christmas came early for 84 children from the Reception and Study Center for Children Orphanage in Quezon City when members of the Senate Spouses...

Anna’s birthday

For one of the Philippines’ best dressed awardees Anna Sia, her birthday this year had to be at one of Manila’s best restaurants and...

Singapore — a perfect family destination

Passionate travelers know that places worth returning to either have breathtaking sights or mouth-watering dishes. But for young families, it could also be because...

Merrier Christmas with OPPO’s biggest treats for everyone this season

Tons of surprises and savings await all OPPO fans this season of giving and celebration IN the spirit of Christmas, OPPO will be sharing their...

SM Store Estancia opens for upscale market

While maintaining the shopping fun SM has been associated with for many years, the new SM Store at the East Wing of the Estancia...

Christmas animated display back at Araneta City on 2nd year

For many years, Filipinos enjoyed watching the Christmas animated display at COD Department Store in Cubao, Quezon City. As it elicited joy, its vanishment...

Comforting flavors for memorable celebrations

Shangri-La at the Fort sets festive menus for Christmas ADDING a homey vibe to countless offers this holiday season is Shangri-La at the Fort’s special...

Festive M&S delights for Christmas

With just three weeks before Christmas, festive food need not be a last-minute panic. There is still time to pick something up or create...

Porsche Asia Pacific debuts the new Taycan

Two legendary icons, Porsche and Star Wars, joined forces at the Porsche Asia Pacific premiere of the new all-electric Taycan in Singapore last night,...

Porsche Asia Pacific debuts the new Taycan

Two legendary icons, Porsche and Star Wars, joined forces at the Porsche Asia Pacific premiere of the new all-electric Taycan in Singapore last night,...

Global shipping outlook negative – Fitch Ratings

The global shipping industry looks dim, mainly because of the global economic downturn, US-China trade tensions and the onset of new maritime regulations in...

Global shipping outlook negative – Fitch Ratings

The global shipping industry looks dim, mainly because of the global economic downturn, US-China trade tensions and the onset of new maritime regulations in...

The Podium West Tower welcomes new tenants

THE Podium West Tower, the office component of the mixed-use development, The Podium, will soon house the corporate offices of a diverse group of...

The Podium West Tower welcomes new tenants

THE Podium West Tower, the office component of the mixed-use development, The Podium, will soon house the corporate offices of a diverse group of...

Region 2 boosts forest management

MORE than a hundred people’s organizations in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) were recognized on Wednesday for their contributions in government’s efforts in maintaining and...

Region 2 boosts forest management

MORE than a hundred people’s organizations in Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) were recognized on Wednesday for their contributions in government’s efforts in maintaining and...

DepEd launches 3Bs to address literacy gap among learners

THE DEPARTMENT of Education (DepEd) launched recently its campaign on reading proficiency with the unveiling of the Hamon: Bawat Bata Bumabasa (3Bs) initiative to...

DepEd launches 3Bs to address literacy gap among learners

THE DEPARTMENT of Education (DepEd) launched recently its campaign on reading proficiency with the unveiling of the Hamon: Bawat Bata Bumabasa (3Bs) initiative to...

Living to tell the story

"We have always believed that Max’s represents Philippine cuisine and culture. We often hear balikbayan (Filipinos returning from overseas), who, when asked where...

Living to tell the story

"We have always believed that Max’s represents Philippine cuisine and culture. We often hear balikbayan (Filipinos returning from overseas), who, when asked where...

MDH expands cancer treatment

Millions lose their lives to cancer yearly, according to the World Health Organization. In 2018, it was responsible for 9.6 million deaths globally, with...

Quirino applies new tilapia growing tech

With the technology called “Semi-Intensive Culture of Tilapia in Pond,” Quirino has the potential to significantly augment its fish supply and boost its tilapia...

Good luck Gazini and friends!

PH bet reveals her fave fellow candidates in Miss U 2019 Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados is now in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, gearing up...

Good luck Gazini and friends!

PH bet reveals her fave fellow candidates in Miss U 2019 Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados is now in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, gearing up...