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  • NEX 3: The next status symbol of power and luxurious technology
    by The Manila Times on November 16, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Like designer bags, Swiss watches, and bespoke suits, smartphones have become not just a necessity, but a symbol of sophistication, especially among individuals who have a discerning taste for luxurious items. And the NEX 3, the latest flagship model in Vivo’s high-end NEX series, may perhaps be the next status symbol not only of elegance,

  • FINAL SALUTE
    by The Manila Times on November 16, 2019 at 4:36 pm
  • As Ramon sits still over PH Sea, Signal No. 1 remains in parts of eastern Luzon
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Storm Signal No. 1 is still up over the eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela, and northern Aurora.

  • Fun in the Philippines
    by Leah C. Salterio on November 16, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    “Banking is the most technical field for a finance person. You need to have a strong grasp of finance [matters] to actually do banking well. It’s very different from any other industry.” For Hazli Abu Samah, chief financial officer of Maybank Philippines, entering the banking world proved to be a seamless affair. His previous job

  • ‘President calls shots in drug war’
    by Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT on November 16, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo on Friday said she recognizes that President Rodrigo Duterte is still in charge of the war on narcotics despite her recent appointment by Malacañang as drug czar. “Pero at the end of the day, iyong ating Pangulo naman iyong magko-call the shots, kasi siya naman iyong sa law enforcement.

  • Harden powers shorthanded Rockets past Pacers
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    LOS ANGELES: James Harden scored 44 points and had eight rebounds as the Houston Rockets beat the Indiana Pacers 111-102 on Friday night (Saturday in Manila) to stretch their winning streak to six games. Harden scored 40-plus points for the fourth time in six games. When he needed a rest in the third quarter, Ben

  • Demand for office space to further rise
    by YUGEL LOSORATA on November 16, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    THE notion that office spaces are no longer necessary because people can now work from home or in coffee shops may be a myth, as various studies show that demand for them continues to rise into the next decade, fueled in great part by business process outsourcing and offshore gaming firms. This was what Prime

  • The Manila Times Campus Journalism Congress
    by EDDIE G. ALINEA on November 16, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    On Thursday last week, your OUTSIDER was invited as one of the speakers in The Manila Times-organized Campus Journalism Congress, our COO and president Dante “Klink” Ang 2nd and his staff named “PRESSPECTRUM.” That was the first time in five or six years that I graced such an occasion. The last time I was invited

  • DFA: No need to evacuate pinoys in Hong kong
    by BERNADETTE T. REYES on November 16, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    THERE is no need to evacuate Filipinos in Hong Kong, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday said. The DFA has assured the public that contrary to false reports circulating on social media, Filipinos in Hong Kong “remain safe and are largely unaffected by the ongoing protests in the area.” Hence, the government “sees

  • NU bats for ‘remarkable’ routine in UAAP CDC
    by Eireene Jairee Gomez on November 16, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    “We want our routine to be described as something remarkable. We want them to remember us even after the season because everyone was able to relate with us.” This was the statement of National University Pep Squad Head Coach Ghicka Bernabe in an interview with The Manila Times when asked how their team would want

  • What to do if your parents need financial help
    by The Manila Times on November 16, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    MOST parents in the United States provide some sort of financial support to their adult children, multiple surveys have found. But often, financial aid goes the other way. A 2015 survey by TD Ameritrade found that 13 percent of American adults provided financial support to a parent. Millennials were far more likely than older generations

  • High School students using ‘shrooms’ as narcotics — DepEd chief
    by Janvic Mateo on November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Education Secretary Leonor Briones warned authorities that some high school students are turning to deadly psychedelic mushrooms as alternative to illegal drugs.

  • Palace thumbs down emergency power proposals
    by Christina Mendez on November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Malacañang has turned down proposals to grant President Duterte special powers meant to help him expedite flagship projects under the administration’s Build, Build, Build program.

  • Duterte admits suffering illnesses related to old age
    by Edith Regalado on November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    President Duterte admited that at his age, 74, he is suffering from health woes that come with a person getting older.

  • 16 pushers get life in Bacolod
    by Gilbert Bayoran on November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Judge Raymond Joseph Javier of the Regional Trial Court Branch 52 on Friday convicted 16 detainees facing drug-related charges who were sentenced to life in prison.

  • Group blames improper conditions for high NBP mortality rate
    by Ralph Edwin Villanueva on November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    The alleged improper condition of inmates inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa is the cause of the high mortality rate among prisoners, according to prisoners’ rights advocates.

  • 2020 budget will have funds for implementation of new laws
    by Cecille Suerte Felipe on November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    All the new laws signed by President Duterte early this year would be funded from the P4.1-trillion budget for 2020, Sen. Sonny Angara said yesterday.

  • Diesel prices to go down, gasoline to go up
    by Catherine Talavera on November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Oil companies are expected to roll back prices for diesel and raise those of gasoline this week.

  • Sterile mosquitoes to be tested vs dengue, malaria
    by Janvic Mateo on November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Millions of sterile male mosquitoes will be released in different parts of the world as part of a global scientific research that aims to reduce the population of the insect known to carry diseases such as dengue and malaria.

  • Seek WB funding for Malasakit Centers — lawmaker
    by Jess Diaz on November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    A Mindanao lawmaker yesterday urged the government to seek World Bank (WB) funding for the Malasakit financial assistance program for indigent patients.

  • Duterte to fire Robredo if she reveals state secrets
    by Christina Mendez on November 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    If Vice President Leni Robredo would make public classified and confidential issues related to the illegal drugs situation and drug suspects in the country and endanger the security of the state, President Duterte vowed yesterday that he will not think twice about removing her as co-chairperson of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs.

  • Tropical Storm Ramon slows down, hardly moving again
    by Acor Arceo on November 16, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi) returned to being almost stationary on Saturday evening, November 16, still lingering over the Philippine Sea. In a bulletin issued 11 pm on Saturday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, ...

  • Denmark to end consular assistance to Islamist fighters
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Denmark said Saturday, November 16, it planned to withhold consular assistance from Danish citizens who went abroad to fight for Islamist groups such as the Islamic State group (ISIS) in Syria or Iraq. The announcement comes days after Turkey began sending back foreign jihadists to their countries of ...

  • PANOORIN: Mga taga-Navotas na walang tubig, ginamit muna ang ulan
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    Nagpadala na rin ng mobile water tankers ang Maynilad sa mga apektadong lugar.  

  • German woman suspected of ISIS ties arrested after deportation
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany – A woman with German nationality suspected of ties to the Islamic State (ISIS) group was detained as soon as she landed in Germany after being expelled from Turkey, prosecutors said Saturday, November 16. The woman, known only as Nasim A., was expelled from Turkey with ...

  • France's yellow vests seek show of strength for anniversary
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    PARIS, France – French "yellow vest" protesters began a series of nationwide demonstrations on Saturday, November 16, in a bid to show the government they can still muster support on the first anniversary of their movement. Numbers attending the protests and levels of violence have sharply diminished in recent months from ...

  • With PCSO’s help, PAGCOR to again accept applications for medical aid
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    The PAGCOR on Saturday will again accept applications for medical financial assistance on Monday, Nov. 18, after it stopped the process due to a recent attempt at fraud.

  • EU 2020 budget talks drag on because of disagreement
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – Talks setting the European Union 's budget for next year are going down to the wire because of disagreement between member states and the European Parliament, officials said Saturday, November 16. Both sides held negotiations into late Friday but "suspended the talks without agreement," the parliament said in ...

  • Gunmen fire on buses carrying Muslim Sri Lankan voters
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Gunmen fired at buses carrying minority Muslim voters on Saturday, November 16, as Sri Lankans elected a new president, with the powerful Rajapaksa clan eyeing a comeback 7 months after Islamist extremists carried out deadly bombings on the island. Minority Tamils and Muslims are seen as crucial in ...

  • Inundated Venice braced for more flooding, strong winds
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    VENICE, Italy – Venice was on alert for more floods and fierce winds on Saturday, November 16 after an exceptionally high tide swamped the city of canals, where authorities have declared a state of emergency. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro ordered the iconic St Mark's Square closed on Friday, November 15, as the latest sea surge ...

  • Protests strike Iran cities over gasoline prices rising
    by jvicente on November 16, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Protesters angered by Iran raising subsidized gasoline prices blocked traffic in several cities and clashed occasionally with police Saturday, the day after overnight rallies included an attempted attack on a regional oil depot that saw police and demonstrators exchange gunfire. The demonstrations, though not as widespread as the economic protests The post Protests strike Iran cities over gasoline prices rising appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Britain's Prince Andrew has 'no recollection' of Epstein sex accuser
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain's Prince Andrew has said he does not remember meeting Virginia Roberts, one of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims , who claims she was forced to have sex with the royal. But Andrew admitted in an interview with the BBC due to be broadcast on Saturday, November 16, ...

  • St. Mark’s Square reopens in Venice, but water remains high
    by jvicente on November 16, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    VENICE, Italy — Tourists and residents have been allowed back into St. Mark’s Square in Venice, a day after it was closed due to exceptionally high tidal waters that swept through most of the lagoon city’s already devastated center. Despite sunny skies, the city remained on edge Saturday due to possibly more wind-propelled high tidal The post St. Mark’s Square reopens in Venice, but water remains high appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Chinese troops join Hong Kong cleanup as protesters retreat
    by jvicente on November 16, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    HONG KONG — Most anti-government protesters abandoned their occupation of Hong Kong’s universities Saturday, while the small contingents that remained harassed some of those cleaning up and kept a major cross-harbor tunnel closed. City workers, residents and even some Chinese army troops stationed in the semiautonomous territory came out to clear streets that protesters had The post Chinese troops join Hong Kong cleanup as protesters retreat appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • #WalangPasok: Lunes, Nobyembre 18, 2019
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    Sinuspende ang klase sa lahat ng antas sa Tuguegarao, Cagayan, dahil sa inaasahang masamang panahong dala ng bagyong Ramon.

  • Nonoy tears up as career game not enough in Game 1 blowout loss
    by JR Isaga on November 16, 2019 at 12:25 pm

        MANILA, Philippines – Mark Nonoy knew that he was going down, but he made sure he’d go down swinging.  In the Ateneo Blue Eagles’ 91-77 annihilation of the UST Growling Tigers in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball finals on Saturday, November 16, the newly ...

  • Ilang barangay sa Navotas, mahigit 1 araw na walang suplay ng tubig
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Nagkukumahog ang mga residente kung saan pa kukuha ng tubig para sa pang-araw-araw nilang pangangailangan.

  • Robredo to meet with CBCP to help in anti-drug campaign
    by postie on November 16, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo, who was designated as country’s anti-drug czar, said she will have a meeting with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to work on anti-illegal drug drive. Robredo cited that the meeting will focus on activating the organization, Ugnayan ng Barangay at Simbahan, a venue that harnesses The post Robredo to meet with CBCP to help in anti-drug campaign appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Chinese soldiers leave Hong Kong barracks in rare clean-up cameo
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    HONG KONG (UPDATED) – Soldiers from the Chinese People's Liberation Army briefly left their Hong Kong barracks on Saturday, November 16, to help the clean-up after a week of disruption caused by pro-democracy protests, a rare and highly symbolic troop movement unsolicited by the city's embattled government. The action saw scores ...

  • 'Finals Thirdy' makes most of last games after 32-point eruption
    by JR Isaga on November 16, 2019 at 11:52 am

      MANILA, Philippines – Thirdy Ravena was simply a man on a mission during the Ateneo Blue Eagles’ 91-77 demolition of the UST Growling Tigers in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 82  men’s basketball finals on Saturday, November 16. The reigning two-time Finals MVP made everyone remember ...

  • Robredo nakipagpulong sa iba't ibang sektor kaugnay ng kampanya kontra droga
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Plano rin ni Robredo na bumisita sa mga komunidad para personal na makita ang epekto ng mga programa ng administrasyon laban sa droga.

  • Binatilyo timbog sa pangingikil sa ate ng kaniyang ex-gf
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Arestado ang isang menor de edad sa Quezon province matapos umano niyang pagbantaan at kikilan ang kapatid ng dating kasintahan.

  • Tropical Storm Ramon starts moving after being stationary
    by Acor Arceo on November 16, 2019 at 11:32 am

    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi) finally started moving on Saturday afternoon, November 16, after staying almost stationary for over a day. In a briefing past 5 pm on Saturday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, ...

  • ICAD should link arms with China, other Asian nations, not US, UN
    by postie on November 16, 2019 at 11:31 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) should coordinate with international countries such as China and other Asian countries regarding the country’s crackdown against illegal drugs but not with United States and United Nations, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said on Saturday. “Kaya nga isa sa trabaho ng ICAD is yung international The post ICAD should link arms with China, other Asian nations, not US, UN appeared first on Inquirer […]

  • Presyo ng Noche Buena products nakapako hanggang dulo ng 2019: DTI
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Tiniyak ng Department of Trade and Industry na wala nang aasahang taas-presyo sa ilang pangunahing bilihin kabilang ang ilang Noche Buena items hanggang matapos ang 2019.

  • LOOK: Aicelle Santos, Mark Zambrano marry in Batangas
    by Rappler.com on November 16, 2019 at 11:28 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Singer and theater actress Aicelle Santos and TV reporter Mark Zambrano married on Saturday, November 16, at the El Jardin de Zaida in Batangas. Family and close friends of the couple witnessed the ceremony. The couple have been together since 2016 and got engaged in 2018 . {source} <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B46-1uZnHgt/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" ...

  • WATCH: Julia and Claudia Barretto open up about love, family, and controversy
    by Rappler.com on November 16, 2019 at 11:26 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Julia and Claudia Barretto got candid in a video for Julia's YouTube channel, where the two answered questions they've never asked each other before. In the course of the sisters' conversation, the two talked about their mom, their siblings, relationships, and dealing with controversy. One of the first questions ...

  • To fight accusations against her, De Lima launches own fact-checking website
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 11:21 am

    The detained senator on Saturday launched a fact-checking website to counter "false content and misleading information against her" online.

  • Tropical Storm Ramon to bring rains over Cagayan, parts of Luzon
    by postie on November 16, 2019 at 11:02 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Residents of Cagayan and other provinces in Luzon should brace for rains brought about by Tropical Storm Ramon, the state weather bureau said Saturday. In a thunderstorm advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that light to moderate rains are expected over Cagayan (Allacapan, Enrile, Lasam, Piat, Rizal, The post Tropical Storm Ramon to bring rains over Cagayan, parts of Luzon appeared first on Inquirer […]

  • Amal Clooney: Let autocratic leaders know we support journalists
    by Lian Buan on November 16, 2019 at 10:58 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Renowned international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney urged people around the world to support journalists amid an intensifying global trend of crackdown on free press. "My hope is we can join forces to crate our own cautionary tale, one that signals to ...

  • Denied access to ‘narcolist’, Robredo aware of PDEA ‘mistrust’, but VP to adjust
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Robredo shrugged off PDEA head Aaron Aquino's hesitance to give her a list of the top drug suspects in the country, saying she's used to working with "many limitations."

  • IN PHOTOS: Ateneo reduces UST to tears
    by Rappler.com on November 16, 2019 at 10:51 am

          MANILA, Philippines – Ateneo's fresh legs ran University of Santo Tomas to the ground, hacking out a 91-77 Game 1 domination to draw first blood in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball finals on Saturday, November 16 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Thirdy Ravena set the pace for the ...

  • Magnolia stalls TNT’s playoff bonus bid in Davao City win
    by Delfin Dioquino on November 16, 2019 at 10:49 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Magnolia stalled TNT from nailing the playoff bonus in the 2019 PBA Governors' Cup with a 100-93 win at the University of Southeastern Philippines Gym in Davao City on Saturday, November 16.  Import Romeo Travis led the attack with 21 points, 13 rebounds, and 3 steals for the ...

  • Nigerian nabbed over alleged P8-M online scam
    by racosta on November 16, 2019 at 10:21 am

    SAN PEDRO CITY–A Nigerian national was arrested in Trece Martires City in Cavite province over what authorities believed could be a multimillion online scam that targeted Filipino women. Chimaobi Michael Orijanya, 29, who entered the Philippines using a student visa in 2015, may face deportation after it turned out that he was overstaying in the The post Nigerian nabbed over alleged P8-M online scam appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • PAGASA: Ramon starts to move over PH Sea after hours near stationary
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Storm signal no. 1 is still up over the eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela, and northern Aurora.

  • Malacañang says emergency powers for Build, Build, Build too late, not priority
    by Rappler.com on November 16, 2019 at 10:08 am

    MANILA, Phillippines – The proposal for emergency powers on the implementation of the Build, Build, Build infrastructure program may no longer be needed, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said. In a statement on Saturday, November 16, Panelo considered as "belated" Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda's House Bill 5456 which seeks ...

  • PDEA chief willing to divulge list of high-value drug targets to Robredo
    by postie on November 16, 2019 at 9:45 am

    MANILA, Philippine — The head of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Saturday that he is willing to present the classified list of high-value drug targets to Vice President Leni Robredo, newly-appointed anti-drug czar, but only on a closed-door meeting. PDEA chief Aaron Aquino said access on the list, which contains highly classified information, The post PDEA chief willing to divulge list of high-value drug targets to Robredo appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • ALAMIN: Parusa sa mga mamemeke ng dokumento
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Ano ang kalalagyan sa batas ng mga namemeke ng kanilang dokumento?

  • Robredo to seek CBCP, private sector help in drug war
    by Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday said she would seek help from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippine (CBCP) and other advocacy groups to ensure that the public takes part in the government's intensified campaign against illegal drugs.

  • Gov't supporters march in Hong Kong after week of chaos
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 9:32 am

    HONG KONG, China – Government supporters took to the streets of downtown Hong Kong on Saturday, November 16, after a chaotic working week saw hardcore pro-democracy activists cause widespread disruption in the city and stretch police resources. A "Blossom Everywhere" campaign of roadblocks and vandalism across the semi-autonomous financial hub shut ...

  • Still unstoppable: Ateneo shuts down UST as Ravena catches fire
    by JR Isaga on November 16, 2019 at 9:32 am

        MANILA, Philippines – The Ateneo Blue Eagles quickly dashed all worries that their long layoff might slow them down.  On fire from the get-go, Thirdy Ravena once again showed the UAAP why he is the reigning two-time Finals MVP as the undefeated Blue Eagles embarrassed the UST Growling Tigers, ...

  • Angara: Senate to ensure allocation of funds for new laws from 2020 budget
    by postie on November 16, 2019 at 9:25 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Senate will make sure that newly implemented laws will be allocated by the proposed P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget, Senator Sonny Angara said. In a statement released Saturday, the Senate Committee on Finance chairman said that the newly-signed laws by President Rodrigo Duterte would be useless “unless they are given the appropriations The post Angara: Senate to ensure allocation of funds for new laws from 2020 budget appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Lawyer nabbed for marijuana in pocket at Cebu airport
    by racosta on November 16, 2019 at 9:22 am

    CEBU CITY — A lawyer was arrested for bringing marijuana at the Mactan Cebu International Airport on Friday. Lawyer Caesar Antonio Tabotabo, 55, was caught when the airport’s body scanner detected the contraband on the lawyer’s pockets. The dried marijuana leaves were placed inside a crumpled cigarette box. Tabotabo declined to issue a statement to The post Lawyer nabbed for marijuana in pocket at Cebu airport appeared first on Inquirer News.

  • Harden powers shorthanded Rockets past Pacers
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 8:50 am

    LOS ANGELES, USA – James Harden erupted for 44 points and had 8 rebounds as the Houston Rockets beat the Indiana Pacers,111-102, on Friday, November 15 (Saturday, November 16, Philippine time). Harden scored 40-plus points for the fourth time in the Rockets' six-game winning streak. When he needed a rest in the ...

  • 'I'm used to adjusting,' Robredo says on withholding of drug intel
    by Lian Buan on November 16, 2019 at 8:48 am
  • Gokongwei matriarch dies at 85
    by Ralf Rivas on November 16, 2019 at 8:20 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Elizabeth Yu Gokongwei, wife of the late tycoon John Gokongwei Jr , died on Saturday, November 16. She was 85. She passed away a week after her husband died last Saturday, November 9, said her daughter Lisa Gokongwei Cheng in a Facebook post. "Our mother ...

  • Traffic enforcer sa Maynila kinaladkad ng SUV ng sinitang driver
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Sugatan ang isang traffic enforcer sa Sta. Cruz nang kaladkarin ng sinisita niyang SUV nitong Sabado.  

  • Robredo says cleaning up drug lists a top priority
    by Lian Buan on November 16, 2019 at 7:56 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo said on Saturday, November 16, that cleaning up the drug list of ...

  • Typhoon Ramon almost stationary, landfall seen by Monday: PAGASA
    by ABS-CBN News on November 16, 2019 at 7:44 am

    MANILA - Tropical storm Ramon is expected to make landfall over the municipality of Santa Ana in Cagayan by Monday, weather bureau Pagasa said on Saturday.

  • Gilas Women drop Olympic hopes after 39-point loss to South Korea
    by Delfin Dioquino on November 16, 2019 at 7:35 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas Women crashed out of contention in the FIBA Women's Olympic Pre-Qualifying Tournament following a 75-114 drubbing from South Korea on Saturday, November 16.  Fresh from a 57-point beating from host New Zealand, the Philippines suffered the same fate at The Trusts Arena in Auckland as ...

  • IN PHOTOS: Damaged gov't facilities in Cotabato need rehab aid
    by Loreben Tuquero on November 16, 2019 at 7:23 am

    MANILA, Philippines – After 3 strong earthquakes struck Cotabato in October, affected local government units are now struggling to continue keeping "business as usual." It is difficult to keep providing basic and frontline services to constituents when government facilities are unsafe, said Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office chief ...

  • Chinese swim idol Sun Yang fights prospect of lengthy ban
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 7:23 am

    MONTREUX, Switzerland – Chinese multiple Olympic and world swimming champion Sun Yang, facing a ban of up to 8 years for missing an out-of-competition test, told an appeals court on Friday, November 15, that doping testers were at fault for failing to identify themselves correctly. Attending a one-day open hearing of ...

  • Celtics adds to Warriors' woes for 10th straight win
    by Rappler.com on November 16, 2019 at 6:52 am

    MANILA, Philippines – The Boston Celtics stretched their winning streak to 10 games with a 105-100 escape against the Golden State Warriors on Friday, November 15 (Saturday, November 16, Philippine time). Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker, and Jaylen Brown all breached the 20-point mark for the Celtics, who boast of a ...

  • Mariah Carey is top female artist of all time, according to Billboard
    by Rappler.com on November 16, 2019 at 6:50 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Mariah Carey's known as a lot of things – the voice behind what is undoubtedly an iconic Christmas song, an unabashed diva extraordinaire, and most recently, Billboard's number one female artist of all time.  Billboard, known best for its music charts, ...

  • Start of 'ber' months boost overseas remittances
    by Rappler.com on November 16, 2019 at 6:42 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Cash and personal remittances sent home to relatives by overseas Filipinos, fuelled primarily ...

  • Lakers escape Kings for solo lead in West behind James, Davis
    by Rappler.com on November 16, 2019 at 6:07 am

    MANILA, Philippines – The Los Angeles Lakers tightened their grip on the top spot in the Western Conference with a 99-97 win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday, November 15 (Saturday, November 16, Philippine time). LeBron James starred with 29 points, 11 assists, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals, while Anthony ...

  • 'Don't generalize,' Filipino-Chinese bizmen appeal amid drug accusations
    by Rappler.com on November 16, 2019 at 5:48 am

    MANILA, Philippines – Don't generalize. This is the appeal of the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FFCCCI) as the discussion on the drug war again turned to the alleged main source of shabu, which is China, and supposedly peddled here by Filipino-Chinese ...

  • Myles Garrett slapped with record ban for helmet attack in NFL brawl
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 5:38 am

    NEW YORK, USA – Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett was hit with a record suspension by NFL chiefs after a helmet-swinging attack on an opponent that sent shockwaves rippling across America's most popular sport. Garrett had left fellow players, pundits, and fans in stunned disbelief on Thursday, November 14, after ...

  • Movie reviews: 2019 Cinema One Originals films Part 1
    by Oggs Cruz on November 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Sila Sila review: Speaking volumes Perhaps the biggest hurdle for queer films is the bridging of sensitivities specific to the community to a much wider audience. Hence, what results are films that tend to romanticize – to ...

  • 'Slap them with the truth’: Fact-checking website to fight 'fake news' about De Lima
    by Vernise Tantuco on November 16, 2019 at 4:34 am

    MANILA, Philippines – To fight the spread of often nasty rumors against detained Senator Leila de Lima, her office has launched a website that will counter "fake news" against the lawmaker. De Lima's office said in a press statement on Saturday, November 16, that the True Leila Project  seeks to combat ...

  • DFA: No need to evacuate Filipinos in Hong kong 'at this time'
    by Rappler.com on November 16, 2019 at 4:16 am

    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has assured the public that there's no need to evacuate Filipinos in Hong Kong "at this time" as they "remain safe" amid ongoing protests and violent dispersals there. (READ: Hong Kong: 5 months of unrest ) The DFA  made the assurance on Saturday, ...

  • Tropical Storm Ramon stays almost stationary
    by Acor Arceo on November 16, 2019 at 3:57 am

    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi) continued to be almost stationary over the Philippine Sea east of Northern Luzon on Saturday morning, November 16. In a briefing past 11 am on Saturday, the Philippine ...

  • FULL LIST: Winners, 2019 Cinema One Originals
    by Rappler.com on November 16, 2019 at 3:25 am

    MANILA, Philippines – The 2019 Cinema One Originals festival named its winners on Friday, November 15, in an awarding ceremony that saw JE Tiglao's Metamorphosis bring home 5 awards, and Giancarlo Abrahan's Sila Sila emerge as Best Picture. Metamorphosis, which stars Best Actor winner Gold Azeron, is a coming-of-age drama about ...

  • Taylor Swift's former label denies claims of blocking her music
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 3:24 am

    NEW YORK, USA –Taylor Swift's former label on Friday, November 15 dubbed as "false" the superstar's accusations that it was preventing her from performing her songs on television or releasing a Netflix documentary. Late Thursday, November 14, the pop artist had accused the heads of the Nashville-based Big Machine Label Group ...

  • Sweden honors detained Gui Minhai despite China threats
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 3:11 am

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Sweden's culture minister Amanda Lind on Friday, November 15, defied a Chinese threat of "counter-measures" by awarding a Swedish rights prize to detained Chinese-Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai . Known for publishing gossipy titles about Chinese political leaders out of a Hong Kong book ...

  • Actress Mo'Nique sues Netflix for gender and race pay discrimination
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 2:48 am

      LOS ANGELES, USA – Oscar-winning actress Mo'Nique on Thursday, November 14 filed a pay discrimination lawsuit against Netflix, alleging the streaming giant offered her less money than it did to white and male performers because she is a black woman. Mo'Nique, also a singer and ...

  • PHLPost launches 'Pinoy Music Icons' commemorative stamps
    by Rappler.com on November 16, 2019 at 2:46 am

    This is a press release from the Philippine Postal Corporation. In celebration of the 252nd anniversary of the Philippine Postal Service and the 25th year of National Stamp Collecting Month (NSCM), the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) officially launched the “Pinoy Music Icons stamps” in honor of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) icons Rene ...

  • Twitter exempts some 'cause-based' messages from political ad ban
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 2:44 am

    SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Twitter said Friday, November 15, that its ban on political ads will exempt "caused-based" messages on topics related to social or environmental issues. The San Francisco-based messaging platform unveiled details of its move to bar all paid political messages, starting November 22, while easing concerns ...

  • Rajapaksas eye comeback in Sri Lanka presidential election
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 2:37 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lankans voted Saturday, November 16, for a new president in what could mark a comeback for the Rajapaksa clan, lauded by supporters for crushing the Tamil Tigers but condemned by critics for war crimes, corruption and cosying up to China.  Almost 5 years after political ...

  • Apple bans vaping apps from App Store
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 2:28 am

      SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Apple on Friday, November 15, said it is banning vaping-related apps from its App ...

  • Nadal bows out on top of the world
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 2:11 am

        LONDON, United Kingdom – Rafael Nadal was unable to crown his season with a first ATP Finals title but he ends it as world No. 1 and with a chance to lead Spain to Davis Cup glory. The Spaniard, who came to London under an injury cloud, had a terrible start ...

  • [OPINION] Leni's improbable journey
    by Ed Garcia on November 16, 2019 at 2:00 am

      Kairos is an ancient Greek word that best translates as “an opportune time” or better still perhaps, “a moment of grace.” VP Leni’s recent acceptance to take on the task of co-heading the country’s controverted “war on drugs” can perhaps best be seen in ...

  • Teenage gunman in California school shooting dies
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 1:42 am

    LOS ANGELES, USA (UPDATED) – The teenager who gunned down classmates at a California high school before shooting himself died Friday, November 15, leaving detectives baffled over the motive of a Boy Scout with no obvious alarm bells in his background. Nathaniel Berhow died in a hospital one day after ...

  • Israel to probe 'unexpected' civilian casualties in Gaza strike
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 1:38 am

    GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories – Israel's military pledged Friday, November 15, to investigate unexpected civilian casualties in a strike targeting Islamic Jihad in Gaza, where a ceasefire agreement remained fragile after fighting left 34 Palestinians dead. Underscoring the frailty of the truce, a volley of rockets was fired from the ...

  • Transport coop makes pitch for 'affordable, safe' rehabilitated jeepney
    by Mavic Conde on November 16, 2019 at 1:00 am

    ALBAY, Philippines – Transport groups opposed to the administration's proposed public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program have suggested jeepney rehabilitation as a viable option not only for drivers and operators, but commuters as well. In a town in Camarines Sur, a jeepney cooperative is making the case for ...

  • Key moments from Day Two of Trump impeachment hearing
    by Agence France-Presse on November 16, 2019 at 12:36 am

    WASHINGTON DC, USA (UPDATED) – Marie Yovanovitch, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, delivered more than 5 hours of dramatic testimony on Friday, November 15, before the congressional committee holding impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump. (READ:  5 key moments in Trump impeachment hearing, Day 1 ) Here are key moments from the second day of public hearings in the ...

  • [OPINION] Circumnavigating the circumnavigators
    by Vicente L. Rafael on November 16, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Disney recently began to put disclaimers on its classic animated movies, admitting that they contained racist depictions and offensive stereotypes.  It made me think of the recent controversy surrounding the Spanish animated film celebrating the "first" circumnavigation of the world, Elcano and ...

  • PH Army gives up 2 meals to build homes for Mindanao quake victims
    by JC Gotinga on November 16, 2019 at 12:00 am

      MANILA, Philippines – Soldiers of the Philippine Army gave up their allowances for two meals in order to fund the purchase of a lot and the construction of temporary shelters for people displaced by the recent earthquakes in Mindanao. Army Commanding General Lieutenant General Macairog ...

  • Lightning strikes 18 times on deadly night in Pakistan
    by Agence France-Presse on November 15, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    KARACHI, Pakistan – Lightning strikes killed at least 18 people and injured several more during a deadly night in Pakistan's Thar desert, police said Friday, November 15, describing the deaths as "unprecedented." Thunderstorms and a heavy downpour caused havoc in several villages, destroying dozens of homes, in an ...