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  • Senate panels recommend separate facility for convicts of heinous crimes
    on September 19, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Senate panels have recommended creating a separate “state-of-the-art” facility for convicts of high level heinous crimes.

  • 579 GCTA-freed convicts surrender to PNP, so far
    by ggaviola on September 19, 2019 at 1:25 am

    MANILA, Philippines – A total of 579 convicts believed to have been erroneously released due to the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law have surrendered to the police as of the early hours of Thursday, September 19, 2019,  the deadline imposed by President Rodrigo Duterte. Philippine National Police data showed that as of 6 a.m. […] The post 579 GCTA-freed convicts surrender to PNP, so far appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Fear and sadness prevail among surrendered convicts: priest
    by ABS-CBN News on September 19, 2019 at 1:11 am

    Most convicts who surrendered under President Rodrigo Duterte's ultimatum turned themselves in out of fear even though they were not guilty of heinous crimes, a priest said Thursday.

  • Duterte wants no delays in 2020 budget bill passage – Palace
    by ggaviola on September 19, 2019 at 12:44 am

    MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte does not want delays in the passage of the 2020 P4.1 trillion national budget, Malacañang said Thursday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said this was the reason why Duterte certified the budget as urgent. “He wants the members of Congress [to know] the importance of passing the budget on time […] The post Duterte wants no delays in 2020 budget bill passage – Palace appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Duterte to visit Russia anew in October
    by Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News on September 19, 2019 at 12:38 am

    President Rodrigo Duterte will fly to Russia anew next month upon the invitation of his “favorite hero” Vladimir Putin, Malacañang confirmed Wednesday.

  • Pagasa: Expect cloudy skies, isolated rains on Thursday
    by ggaviola on September 19, 2019 at 12:29 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Scattered rains will prevail in Luzon, including Metro Manila and Western Visayas due to the trough or extension of Tropical Depression Nimfa and the southwest monsoon or “habagat,” the state weather bureau said Thursday. In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that partly […] The post Pagasa: Expect cloudy skies, isolated rains on Thursday appeared first on […]

  • Fight Mayweather or retire, Arum tells Pacquiao
    by Agence France-Presse on September 19, 2019 at 12:25 am

      LOS ANGELES, USA – Veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum believes Manny Pacquiao should retire from the sport soon unless he can land a lucrative rematch with Floyd Mayweather. Arum, who promoted Pacquiao during the Filipino icon's golden years, told the World Boxing News website he wanted to see the 40-year-old hang ...

  • ‘Futile’ to raise PH, China maritime dispute before UN: Palace
    by Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News on September 19, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Malacañang dismissed Wednesday the call of the Philippines former top diplomat Albert del Rosario to raise Manila’s legal victory against Beijing over the South China Sea as world leaders gather at the 74th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

  • Rappler Talk: DILG Secretary Año on keeping Duterte's deadlines
    by Rappler.com on September 18, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    MANILA, Philippines – When it comes to enforcing the deadlines of President Rodrigo Duterte, no Cabinet secretary is as busy as Eduardo Año . Standing as the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Año has become Duterte's go-to man in enforcing his most recent ultimatums. When ...

  • Pope Francis slams 'abuse' of Alzheimer's sufferers, carers
    by Agence France-Presse on September 18, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis appealed Wednesday, September 18, for greater support for people suffering from Alzheimer's and their carers, saying those with the disease were often abused. Sufferers "are often victims of violence, mistreatment and abuse that crushes their dignity," Pope Francis said during his weekly general audience at ...

  • US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian ‘act of war’
    by ggaviola on September 18, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations an “act of war” against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was “unquestionably sponsored by Iran.” Iran, which has denied […] The post US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian ‘act of war’ appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Trump visits border wall in California, calls it ‘amazing’
    by ggaviola on September 18, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    SAN DIEGO – President Donald Trump is capping a three-day trip to the West with a visit to the border wall in San Diego, where he is showing reporters details of the ongoing construction. Trump calls it “an amazing project.” Trump is riding a string of wins on the wall and on immigration. Arrests on […] The post Trump visits border wall in California, calls it ‘amazing’ appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Johnson faces Brexit flak from EU lawmakers and top UK court
    by ggaviola on September 18, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    STRASBOURG, France  – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by European Union officials Wednesday of failing to negotiate seriously and branded the “father of lies” by a lawyer in the U.K. Supreme Court, as his plan to leave the EU in just over six weeks faced hurdles on both sides of the Channel. In […] The post Johnson faces Brexit flak from EU lawmakers and top UK court appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Walang pasok: Class suspensions for September 19
    on September 18, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Several towns and cities canceled classes for Thursday, September 19, due to the presence of southwest monsoon or habagat and the trough or extension of Tropical Depression Nimfa.

  • Cuomo signs bill extending statute of limitations for rape
    by ggaviola on September 18, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    NEW YORK  – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday to make it easier to prosecute some sex crimes by extending the statute of limitations for second- and third-degree rape. The Democratic governor was joined by actresses Mira Sorvino and Julianne Moore as well as activists from the group Time’s Up as he signed […] The post Cuomo signs bill extending statute of limitations for rape appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Woman sues Epstein estate, saying she was abused at age 14
    by ggaviola on September 18, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    NEW YORK  – A woman whose claims of sexual abuse against Jeffrey Epstein were outlined in a federal indictment sued his estate Wednesday, saying the wealthy financier took advantage of her family’s poor financial position to abuse her from age 14 to 17. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court sought unspecified damages on behalf of […] The post Woman sues Epstein estate, saying she was abused at age 14 appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Survivors on Bahamas island mark time as officials lay plans
    by ggaviola on September 18, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    GRAND ABACO, Bahamas – A handful of men hover around Gayle Wallace as she hands out four fish sandwiches with a dab of ketchup on each at the cramped home she rents in Murphy Town. Some are friends, others family. All are part of a new community of survivors emerging nearly three weeks after Hurricane […] The post Survivors on Bahamas island mark time as officials lay plans appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Feds propose major habitat protections for killer whales
    by ggaviola on September 18, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    SEATTLE – U.S. protections for the waters that a group of endangered orcas call home could soon expand beyond the Seattle area to encompass much of the West Coast, from the Canadian border to central California. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a proposal Wednesday to increase the critical habitat designation for southern resident […] The post Feds propose major habitat protections for killer whales appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Higit 50 babaeng Chinese nasagip sa prostitution den sa Parañaque
    by ABS-CBN News on September 18, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Mahigit 50 babaeng Chinese ang nasagip matapos salakayin ng mga pulis ang hinihinalang prostitution den sa Parañaque City kung saan mga Chinese rin umano ang mga parokyano.

  • Laban kontra African swine fever sa Davao City, pinaigting
    by Claire Cornelio, ABS-CBN News on September 18, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    DAVAO CITY—Sinisiguro ng Francisco Bangoy International Airport sa Davao City na hindi makakapasok sa kanila ang African swine fever (ASF).

  • Habagat to dump rains over Metro Manila, parts of Luzon
    by ABS-CBN News on September 18, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    MANILA—The southwest monsoon or habagat will drench parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, Thursday, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

  • 8 arestado sa armas, pampasabog sa Negros Occidental
    by ABS-CBN News on September 18, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    NEGROS OCCIDENTAL—Inaresto ng mga awtoridad ang 8 katao matapos makuhanan umano ng mga armas at pampasabog sa isang checkpoint sa Escalante City, Negros Occidental Miyerkoles ng hapon.

  • Bagong laya patay sa pamamaril sa Iloilo
    by ABS-CBN News on September 18, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    ILOILO CITY—Patay ang isang lalaki na kalalaya lamang sa kulungan matapos pagbabarilin ng riding-in-tandem sa Barangay Rizal Lapuz Sur, Iloilo City Miyerkoles ng hapon.

  • Construction worker patay matapos mahulog sa pinipinturahang tulay sa Isabela
    by Harris Julio, ABS-CBN News on September 18, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    ISABELA—Patay ang isang construction worker matapos na mahulog sa pinipinturahang tulay sa Barangay Calao East ng Santiago City, Isabela Martes ng hapon.

  • The ANC Brief: Walking back the President’s words
    by ABS-CBN News on September 18, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    The president caused another ruckus when he talked about the ambush of a former mayor. Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today:

  • China-backed telco also wants to build structures in PH police camps
    by Rambo Talabong on September 18, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    MANILA, Philippines – Aside from Philippine military camps, the China-backed Dito Telecommunity (formerly Mislatel) also wanted to build structures inside police camps, but the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) held off the agreement for scrutiny. This was revealed by DILG Secretary Eduardo Año in a Rappler Talk interview on Wednesday, September 18. ...

  • More than 50 Chinese women rescued from prostitution den in Parañaque
    by ABS-CBN News on September 18, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    MANILA (2nd UPDATE)—Police rescued some 53 Chinese women from a prostitution racket in Baclaran, Parañaque City early Thursday.

  • Manila digitizes allowance distribution for senior high, PLM, UdM students
    by Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News on September 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Students enrolled in the capital’s public senior high schools and universities will receive their monthly stipend from the local government via cash cards starting next year after the city signed an agreement with GCash, one of the country’s largest online payments company, Wednesday.

  • Lawmakers eye separate remote facility for heinous crime convicts
    by Sherrie Ann Torres, ABS-CBN News on September 18, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Members of three of seven committees investigating the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) controversy have filed a bill that seeks to totally separate heinous crime convicts from other persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) with lower jail sentences.

  • 'Brigada Pagbasa' inilunsad ng DepEd
    by ABS-CBN News on September 18, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    Target ng DepEd na lahat ng bata ay marunong nang magbasa pagdating ng Grade 3.

  • More than 1,000 freed convicts surrender hours before Duterte ultimatum
    by John Gabriel Agcaoili, ABS-CBN News on September 18, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Over a thousand prisoners convicted of heinous crimes who were released early for supposed good conduct surrendered as of early Wednesday, a day before President Rodrigo Duterte's deadline.

  • DoTr, SMC ink deal for ‘game-changer’ airport
    by LISBET K. ESMAEL on September 18, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    CLARK, Pampanga: Listed San Miguel Corp. (SMC) can now begin building its $15-billion New Manila International Airport (NMIA) in Bulacan province after signing a concession agreement on it with the…READ

  • ‘Higher alcohol tax to reduce demand, revenues’
    by EIREENE JAIREE GOMEZ on September 18, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    ALTHOUGH it welcomes the new tax structure for distilled spirits proposed under House Bill (HB) 1026, the Distilled Spirits Association of the Philippines (DSAP) warned the government that too many…READ

  • ‘Capture convicts dead or alive’
    by JOMAR CANLAS, TMT on September 18, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    More than a thousand prisoners prematurely freed under the controversial Good Conduct Time Allowance Law will be captured “dead or alive” if they do not surrender before a Thursday deadline,…READ

  • PH bond market grew 17% in Q2 – ADB
    by ANNA LEAH E. GONZALES on September 18, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    The Philippine bond market was the second fastest-growing among Emerging East Asia’s local currency bond markets, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said. In its latest Asia Bond Monitor released on…READ

  • Stocks dwindle in ‘dull’ trading
    by TYRONE JASPER C. PIAD on September 18, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    The local bourse shied away from the 8,000 mark again, but was able to stay afloat the 7,900 level as investors await the results of the Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting….READ

  • Time management takes too much time
    by BEN KRITZ, TMT on September 18, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    MOST people accept the concept of “time management” as a fundamentally good thing – particularly if one is an employer – but a recent lengthy article in The Guardian makes…READ

  • Today’s Front Page September 19, 2019
    by The Manila Times on September 18, 2019 at 4:15 pm

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  • The major and other amendments proposed by Citira
    by The Manila Times on September 18, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    The House of Representatives of this 18th Congress approved on third and final reading House Bill 4157 or the Citira (Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act), Package 2 of…READ

  • P9.997-B budget for NEDA sought
    by ANNA LEAH E. GONZALES on September 18, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said on Wednesday it was seeking a 6-percent increase in its budget for next year. NEDA said the budget proposal for 2020 amounted…READ

  • Netanyahu, foe in tight poll fight
    by AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE on September 18, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    TEL AVIV: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz awaited results from the country’s general election on Wednesday after exit polls showed them locked in a…READ

  • A better world: SMC opens food bank, learning hub in Tondo
    by Iris Gonzales on September 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) yesterday opened the first-of-its-kind learning facility and food bank right in the heart of Tondo, Manila to serve the poorest barangays in the city.

  • House health committee endorses Bong Go’s Malasakit bill
    by Jess Diaz on September 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    The committee on health of the House of Representatives yesterday endorsed a bill that seeks to institutionalize Malasakit Centers in public hospitals nationwide.

  • Detained BuCor execs seek CA relief
    on September 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Three officials of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) who were cited for contempt by the Senate filed a petition before the Court of Appeals (CA) yesterday seeking their release from detention.

  • P78 million allotted for ASF control measures
    by Catherine Talavera on September 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Bureau of Animal industry (BAI), is allocating P78 million for biosecurity and quarantine measures amid the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in some areas in the country.

  • P4.1-trillion budget passage certified as urgent
    by Alexis Romero on September 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    President Duterte has certified as urgent the passage of the proposed P4.1-trillion budget for next year to ensure the timely implementation of the spending program. ?

  • Palace on ambush remark: Duterte misspoke
    by Alexis Romero on September 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Malacañang yesterday clarified President Duterte’s remark that he “ambushed” retired police general and former Daanbantayan, Cebu mayor Vicente Loot, saying the Chief Executive merely “misspoke” because he lacks command of the Filipino language.

  • Lawmakers to get P100 million under proposed 2020 budget
    by Alexis Romero on September 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Each member of the House of Representatives will receive P100 million under the proposed budget for next year, but such allocation cannot be considered “pork barrel,” a leader of the chamber said yesterday.

  • PNP: No shoot-to-kill order vs convicts
    by Emmanuel Tupas on September 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    There is no shoot-to-kill order to the police to force the surrender of the remaining heinous crime convicts who walked free under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law.

  • PH gears for manhunt of over 900 heinous crime convicts
    by Lian Buan on September 18, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    MANILA, Philippines – Heinous crime convicts previously released on good conduct time allowance (GCTA) have until Thursday, September 19, to surrender to authorities – or be hunted by a police force with a track record of brutality. "After September 19, those who have not turned themselves over, ...

  • Rain from Tropical Depression Nimfa's trough, monsoon to persist
    by Acor Arceo on September 18, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Nimfa maintained its strength and slow pace on Wednesday evening, September 18, with more rain expected from its trough as well as the southwest monsoon  or hanging habagat. In a briefing past ...

  • Chiong murder convicts Uy, Aznar surrender in Bilibid
    by Lian Buan on September 18, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    MANILA, Philippines – Two more convicts in the 1999 Chiong murder case of Cebu surrendered early evening of Wednesday, September 18, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). Convicts James Anthony Uy and Josman Aznar have previously sent feelers for surrender.  "The raw information relayed to us ...

  • Paras, Perasol console NU after 4th straight heartbreak loss
    by JR Isaga on September 18, 2019 at 3:17 pm

        MANILA, Philippines – In what is undoubtedly the most improbable trend happening so far in UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball, the NU Bulldogs dropped a close one for the fourth straight game, this time a 79-80 squeaker loss against the talented UP Fighting Maroons.  Highly touted ...

  • FlipTop rapper Loonie nabbed by Makati cops in buy-bust
    by Rappler.com on September 18, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    MANILA, Philippines – Rapper Loonie and 4 others were arrested on Wednesday, September 18, by the Makati police in a buy-bust operation at a hotel in Poblacion, Makati. Police identified the 4 other suspects as David Rizon, Ivan Agustin, Albert Alvarez, and Idyll Liza Peroramas, Loonie's younger sister. According ...

  • Trump names hostage negotiator O'Brien national security advisor
    by Agence France-Presse on September 18, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    WASHINGTON DC, USA – US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, September 18, named his poin tman for hostage situations, Robert O'Brien, to replace his hawkish national security advisor sacked just as relations with Iran are entering a new crisis point. "I have worked long & hard with Robert. He will do ...

  • Creamline goes 10 in a row; Air Force upsets Motolite
    by Leigh Nald Cabildo on September 18, 2019 at 1:44 pm

      MANILA, Philippines – Even minus main gunners Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado, Creamline easily secured its 10th straight victory as the Cool Smashers rolled over the BaliPure Purest Water Defenders, 25-11, 25- 15, 25-17, in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference on Wednesday, September 18 at Filoil Flying ...

  • Facebook plays to social ties with 2nd generation Portal smart screen
    by Agence France-Presse on September 18, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO, USA –  Facebook on Wednesday, September 18, unveiled second-generation Portal smart screens, touting them as a way to stay connected to loved ones at the leading social network. Facebook also pushed down costs to make new Portal, Portal Mini, and Portal TV devices more enticing to consumers at a ...

  • Trump orders government to 'substantially increase' Iran sanctions
    by Agence France-Presse on September 18, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    WASHINGTON DC, USA – President Donald Trump on Wednesday, September 18, announced what he said would be substantial new sanctions against Iran in the first response to what US officials say was likely Iranian involvement in an attack on Saudi oil facilities . "I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially ...

  • Panelo: Duterte’s Loot ambush order a “joke” | Evening wRap
    by Rappler.com on September 18, 2019 at 1:17 pm

      Today on Rappler: Joke again? Lost in translation? Duterte says he 'ordered' Loot ambush President Rodrigo Duterte said he had ordered the ambush of former mayor Vicente Loot of Daanbantayan, Cebu, while talking to government officials last Tuesday, September 17. Duterte orders 'total revamp' of Bureau of Corrections President Rodrigo Duterte orders a total revamp of the embattled Bureau of Corrections or BuCor ...

  • EU warns no-deal Brexit imminent if UK doesn't get serious
    by Agence France-Presse on September 18, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    STRASBOURG, France – The European Union's two top officials handling troublesome Brexit talks warned Wednesday, September 18, the risk of a no-deal exit looms large unless Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government swiftly offers concrete proposals. "The risk of a no deal remains very real. That will maybe be the choice of the ...

  • UAAP badminton: UP sweeps UE in title bid opener
    by Rappler.com on September 18, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    MANILA, Philippines – UAAP Season 81 men's badminton runner-up University of the Philippines (UP) set the tone to its title bid, dominating University of the East (UE) in its season opener, 5-0, Wednesday, September 18 at the Centro Atletico Badminton Center in Quezon City. Captain JM Bernardo sparked the rout with a ...

  • Top NPA leader arrested in Laguna
    by JC Gotinga on September 18, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    MANILA, Philippines – The police and military arrested an alleged communist rebel leader in San Pedro City, Laguna, on Tuesday, September 17. Antonia Setias Dizon, who goes by the moniker "Tonet," is the secretary of the organizing department of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's ...

  • Golf star Olesen in court over sexual assault charge
    by Agence France-Presse on September 18, 2019 at 11:54 am

        LONDON, United Kingdom – Danish golf star Thorbjorn Olesen appeared in court in Britain on Wednesday, September 18 accused of sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft. Olesen, a member of the victorious 2018 European Ryder Cup team and a five-time champion on the European Tour, made no plea in the short ...

  • Saudi says oil attacks from north, sponsored by Iran
    by Agence France-Presse on September 18, 2019 at 11:50 am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (UPDATED) – Saudi Arabia said Wednesday, September 18, that strikes on its oil infrastructure came from the "north" and were "unquestionably" sponsored by Iran , but that the kingdom was still investigating where exactly they were launched from. "The attack was launched from the north and unquestionably ...

  • Private schools group decries budget cut in DepEd’s voucher program
    by Janella Paris on September 18, 2019 at 11:42 am

    MANILA, Philippines – A group of private schools is urging lawmakers to prevent budget cuts in the government’s senior high school voucher program, which may affect over a million students in as many as 4,000 private senior high schools all over the country.  The ...

  • 4 suspects to face charges for molesting Cebu student and uploading video online
    by Ryan Macasero on September 18, 2019 at 11:03 am

    CEBU CITY, Philippines – Sexual abuse and cybercrime charges will be filed against 4 unnamed male suspects who were seen in a video passed around online molesting an unconscious female student, Central Visayas’ Police Director General Debold Sinas told reporters on Wednesday, September 18. The video was uploaded on September 16, ...

  • Duterte certifies 2020 national budget as urgent
    by Pia Ranada on September 18, 2019 at 10:44 am

    MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent the bill on the 2020 national budget. In a letter to House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano dated September 17, Duterte certified "the necessity of the immediate enactment" of House Bill No 4228, the bill appropriating funds for the government for ...

  • Senate panel OKs COA, Ombudsman proposed 2020 budgets
    by Aika Rey on September 18, 2019 at 10:23 am

    MANILA, Philippines – The proposed 2020 budgets of the Commission on Audit (COA) and the Office of the Ombudsman hurdled the Senate finance committee on Wednesday, September 18. Ombudsman Samuel Martires presented its proposed P3.15-billion budget for 2020 to the Senate panel. The Ombudsman's proposed budget is 32.99% or P1.55 billion ...

  • Ex-poll chair Brillantes urges Comelec: Don't act on Cardema's withdrawal yet
    by Sofia Tomacruz on September 18, 2019 at 10:19 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Former poll chair Sixto Brillantes Jr on Wednesday, September 18, urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) en banc to defer ...

  • Makabayan lawmakers push higher budget for CHR amid 'climate of injustice'
    by Jodesz Gavilan on September 18, 2019 at 10:05 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Legislators belonging to the Makabayan bloc on Wednesday, September 18, urged the House of Representatives to increase the 2020 budget of the Commission on Human Rights amid what they called the "climate of injustice" under the Duterte administration. The CHR's ...

  • Iran denies role in Saudi attacks in message to U.S. – state media
    by Agence France-Presse on September 18, 2019 at 9:51 am

    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has sent the United States a diplomatic note denying any role in attacks on Saudi oil installations and warning it would respond to any action, state media said Wednesday, September 18. The formal memo sent on Monday, September 16, through the Swiss embassy, which represents US interests ...

  • FEU bounces back over reeling La Salle
    by JR Isaga on September 18, 2019 at 9:48 am

          MANILA, Phiippines – The FEU Tamaraws bounced back from a forgettable loss against Ateneo with a 66-55 victory against the La Salle Green Archers in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament on Wednesday, September 18 at the Mall of Asia Arena.  Patrick Tchuente fueled the Tamaraws with a double-double ...

  • Indonesia haze reaches Metro Cebu
    by Ryan Macasero on September 18, 2019 at 9:34 am

    CEBU CITY, Philippines – Haze from forest fires in Indonesia has reached Metro Cebu, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Visayas.  "Metro Cebu is currently experiencing hazy weather condition caused by the forest fire in Indonesia and enhanced by [the] hanging habagat (southwest ...

  • Davao del Sur provincial board member arrested for Kapa Ministry links
    by Rappler.com on September 18, 2019 at 9:24 am

    DIGOS CITY – Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation arrested Wednesday, September 18, a Davao del Sur provincial board member over his alleged links to the outlawed investment scheme Kapa Ministry International . Jonathan Balite, director of the National Bureau of Investigation in Southern Mindanao, confirmed that Arvin Malaza and ...

  • Guevarra: Faeldon 'quite likely' administratively liable for GCTA mess
    by Lian Buan on September 18, 2019 at 9:12 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said sacked Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon is "quite likely" administratively liable for the release of 1,914 heinous crime convicts based on good conduct time allowance (GCTA). "Administratively, quite likely. Administratively," Guevarra said in response to the question ...

  • High risk, high return: House to probe online gambling boom
    by Ralf Rivas on September 18, 2019 at 9:11 am

    MANILA, Philippines – The House committee on ways and means has been "quietly studying" the risks of the online gambling industry in the country and is set to probe its overall impact on the Philippine economy. In a briefing at Malacañang on Wednesday, ...

  • Thai MPs call for PM to resign following oath omission
    by Agence France-Presse on September 18, 2019 at 9:04 am

    BANGKOK, Thailand – Thai opposition MPs demanded premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha's resignation following weeks of uproar over the ex-junta head's omission of a vow to uphold the constitution during his inauguration, raising questions of his legitimacy. The mastermind of a 2014 putsch, Prayut was the 5-year junta regime chief before a disputed ...

  • Surprised? Fariñas siblings file bill declaring Marcos holiday in Ilocos Norte
    by Mara Cepeda on September 18, 2019 at 9:02 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Days before the nation's remembrance of the declaration of Martial Law, two scions of the Farinas clan that had locked horns with the Marcos family now want a non-working holiday to be declared in Ilocos Norte in honor of the late dictator. Ilocos ...

  • IN PHOTOS: FEU vs La Salle – UAAP Season 82, 1st round
    by Rappler.com on September 18, 2019 at 8:56 am

    MANILA, Philippines – A lot of things went right this time for the FEU Tamaraws. After a woeful stint against defending champion Ateneo, the Tamaraws recovered with a masterful  66-55 triumph over the La Salle Green Archers in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament on Wednesday, September 18.  The victory ...

  • #WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Thursday, September 19, 2019
    by Rappler.com on September 18, 2019 at 8:56 am

    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . Please refresh this page for updates. MANILA, Philippines – Here is a list of areas where classes have been suspended for Thursday, September 19, due to heavy rain. There's the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat and the trough or extension of  Tropical Depression Nimfa ...

  • IN PHOTOS: Adamson vs UST – UAAP Season 82, 1st round
    by Rappler.com on September 18, 2019 at 8:49 am

    MANILA, Philippines – The Adamson Falcons bounced back big to stay inside the top 4 in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament.  Behind Jerrick Ahanmisi and Val Chauca, the Falcons recovered from a painful overtime loss against the UP Fighting Maroons,  82-83 , last weekend with a come-from-behind 78-71 triumph ...

  • AFP to probe Murad’s claim that military is ‘main source’ of Mindanao loose firearms
    by JC Gotinga on September 18, 2019 at 8:48 am

    MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said it will investigate whether the military itself is indeed the “main source” of loose firearms in Mindanao, a claim made by Al Hajj Murad Ebrahim, interim Chief Minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

  • IN PHOTOS: UP vs NU – UAAP Season 82, 1st round
    by Rappler.com on September 18, 2019 at 8:47 am

        MANILA, Philippines – The UP Fighting Maroons grabbed solo 2nd place in the UAAP men's basketball tournament after surviving another scare. The Maroons – who slipped past Adamson in overtime,  83-82 , last weekend – again escaped by the slimmest of margins versus the NU Bulldogs,  80-79 , on Wednesday, September 18 ...

  • U.P. Martial Law subject should show Marcos side too, says Imee
    by Aika Rey on September 18, 2019 at 8:42 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Senator Imee Marcos said on Wednesday, September 18, that her family's side should be presented as well in a course on Martial Law to be offered at the University of the Philippines Diliman starting next semester. Marcos, the eldest child of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, made the ...

  • Nick Carter seeks restraining order against brother Aaron Carter
    by Rappler.com on September 18, 2019 at 8:22 am

    MANILA, Philippines  – Celebrities are no stranger to family drama – and the Carter household is no exemption. Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter revealed on Tuesday, September 17 that he and his sister Angel are seeking a restraining order against younger brother and 90's teen ...

  • Duterte orders 'total revamp' of Bureau of Corrections
    by Pia Ranada on September 18, 2019 at 8:17 am

    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte ordered a "total revamp" of the embattled Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) on Wednesday, September 18, announced Malacañang. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, after getting off the phone with Duterte, told reporters that the overhaul would mean the removal of all officials, employees, and guards of ...

  • DOTr, San Miguel ink construction deal for Manila International Airport
    by Loreben Tuquero on September 18, 2019 at 8:09 am

    MANILA, Philippines –  The Department of Transportation (DOTr) and San Miguel Corporation (SMC) signed a contract for the $15-billion Manila International Airport on Wednesday, September 18, bringing the building of an alternative to the congested Ninoy International Airport (NAIA) one step closer. The construction will be fully ...

  • Huawei eyes computer market as U.S. squeezes telecom business
    by Agence France-Presse on September 18, 2019 at 8:07 am

    SHANGHAI, China – Huawei will step up its presence in the global market for computer hardware, a top company official said on Wednesday, September 18, as the Chinese telecom giant weathers a US assault on its 5G network and smartphone business. Deputy chairman Ken Hu said the strategy is based on ...

  • Roxas to Martires: 'Unquestionably unfounded' to say IRR strayed from GCTA law
    by Mara Cepeda on September 18, 2019 at 7:57 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Despite initially questioning why he has to explain himself, former interior chief Mar Roxas told the Ombudsman the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) he had signed merely followed what is in the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law.  On Wednesday, September 18, the former secretary ...

  • Cargo plane carrying 4 missing in eastern Indonesia
    by Agence France-Presse on September 18, 2019 at 7:54 am

    TIMIKA, Indonesia – An Indonesian cargo plane with 4 people on board lost contact with air traffic control on Wednesday, September 18, an official said, the latest incident to hit the country's poor aviation record.  The Twin Otter DHC6-400, set off from the city of Timika on Wednesday at 10:39 am ...

  • BuCor officials detained for contempt sue Senate at Court of Appeals
    by Lian Buan on September 18, 2019 at 7:53 am

    MANILA, Philippines – The 3 Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officials detained in the Senate for contempt filed on Wednesday, September 18, a petition for habeas corpus asking for their immediate release. BuCor legal chief Fredric Santos, documents chief Ramoncito "Chito" Roque and Bilibid hospital doctor Ursicio Cenas ...

  • WATCH LIVE: PSG vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League game
    by Rappler.com on September 18, 2019 at 7:52 am

    MANILA, Philippines – A blockbuster Champions League opener is underway as Ligue 1 champion Paris Saint-Germain faces Real Madrid on Wednesday, September 18 (Thursday, September 19, 3 am, Philippine time) at the Le Parc des Princes in Paris, France.  Filipino fans can now tune in to DAZN, a subscription video streaming service dedicated ...

  • Netanyahu, Gantz deadlocked after Israeli polls
    by Agence France-Presse on September 18, 2019 at 7:23 am

    JERUSALEM (UPDATED) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were deadlocked on Wednesday, September 18, after an Israeli general election, reports said, raising the possibility of a unity government or even the end of the premier's long rule. Various Israeli media reported that Netanyahu's right-wing Likud and ...

  • NU cruises to 85 straight wins over UP
    by Rappler.com on September 18, 2019 at 7:16 am

    MANILA, Philippines – National University (NU) flaunted its depth to set another historic mark of 85 straight wins over University of the Philippines (UP), 105-53, in the UAAP Season 82 women's basketball tournament on Wednesday, September 18 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The usual suspects powered ...

  • Ombudsman clears 5 SBMA officials of charges filed by ex-SBMA chair Diño
    by Randy V. Datu on September 18, 2019 at 7:11 am

    SUBIC BAY, Philippines—The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) said Tuesday, September 17, that the Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed a complaint filed against the agency's 5 senior officials two years ago by then SBMA chair Martin Diño. In a statement, the SBMA said, Ombudsman Samuel Martires ruled that ...

  • Pakistan slams India over Kashmir remarks
    by Agence France-Presse on September 18, 2019 at 7:11 am

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan fired back on Wednesday, September 18, at New Delhi's "jingoistic rhetoric" after India's foreign minister vowed to retake Islamabad's portion of the disputed Kashmir region as tensions flare between the nuclear-armed rivals. The neighbors have been locked in an escalating war of words since New Delhi stripped ...

  • Adamson soars over UST with huge 4th quarter run
    by JR Isaga on September 18, 2019 at 6:46 am

          MANILA, Philippines – The Adamson Soaring Falcons bounced back with a huge 78-71 comeback win over the UST Growling Tigers in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday, September 18.  The Falcons stormed all the way back from a 13-point 4th quarter ...

  • U2 announces first ever India concert
    by Agence France-Presse on September 18, 2019 at 6:39 am

    NEW DELHI, India – Irish rockers U2 have announced they are to play their first ever concert in India, wrapping up the band's Joshua Tree Tour 2019 in the coastal megacity of Mumbai on December 15. India has in recent years seen an increase in big international acts touring there, with Beyonce, ...

  • GCTA author wants convicts in prison drug trade ineligible for early release
    by Mara Cepeda on September 18, 2019 at 6:39 am

    MANILA, Philippines – A lawyer turned lawmaker who principally authored the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law now wants inmates involved in the prison drug trade barred from benefiting from the law.  Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez said he is working on a bill ...