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Pioneering democracy trio prepare for trial in Hong Kong

  HONG KONG – Three leading Hong Kong democracy campaigners go on trial next week over their involvement in massive rallies calling for political reform, as room for opposition in the semi-autonomous city shrinks under an assertive China. The justice department has prosecuted leading activists from the 2014 protests, with some also ........»»

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Schrock, debuting Strauss banner Azkals 2018 Suzuki Cup lineup

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Azkals are all set for their 2018 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup campaign with returning veterans and new faces donning the country in the Final 23 lineup.  Stephan Schrock gets his long-awaited call-up  and is aiming to lead the Philippine national men's football team ........»»

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Did Grace Poe tap Marcos social media strategist Franco Mabanta as consultant?

Did Grace Poe tap Franco Mabanta, a pro-Duterte and Marcos social media personality accused of spreading propaganda, as her social media consultant and strategist? Photos posted by Mabanta on his accounts appeared to depict such. The former television personality turned self-confessed “social media strategist to the big dogs” posted photos ........»»

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1 dead, another critical in after-party shooting in Pasig

MANILA, Philippines – A night of partying turned out to be a wrong decision for two friends as one of them was killed and another in critical condition when they were attacked just before dawn Monday, November 12. Pasig police said Tuesday, November 13, Re-ann Diamante and Reniel Colina were ........»»

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Gulf economy recovering but faces oil volatility – IMF

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Economic growth in the energy-rich Gulf will recover in 2018 from a contraction last year but remains vulnerable to volatility in crude oil prices , the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast on Tuesday, November 13. The global lender predicted that ........»»

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LANY returns to Manila in 2019

LANY returns to Manila in 2019.....»»

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Cathay Pacific says most intense period of data breach lasted months

HONG KONG – The world's biggest airline data breach, affecting millions of Cathay Pacific customers, was the result of a sustained cyber attack that lasted for three months, the carrier admitted, while insisting it was on alert for further intrusions. The Hong Kong-based firm was subjected to continuous breaches that were ........»»

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Robert Bolick waxes sentimental, pens emotional farewell to San Beda

MANILA, Philippines – San Beda Red Lions star point guard Robert Bolick exited the NCAA on top of the world. After a two-game sweep  of the Lyceum Pirates for the second year in a row last Monday, November 12, Bolick ended his 3-year stint as a 3-time champion. He was already a ........»»

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Pampanga congressman denies involvement in road rage incident

MANILA, Philippines – Pampanga 1st District Representative Carmelo "Jon" Lazatin II said neither he nor his son were involved in a viral road rage video in Angeles City. Lazatin held a press conference on Tuesday, November 13, to dispel rumors that his son was the driver of a ........»»

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NTC junks motions of Sear, PT& T for 3rd telco bid

MANILA, Philippines – The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) denied the separate motions for reconsideration of the Chavit Singson -led Sear Telecom consortium and Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (PT&T) for the 3rd major telecommunications player slot. The NTC denied PT&T's appeal for the issuance of a ........»»

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What s taking the Sandiganbayan long to issue warrant vs Imelda Marcos?

MANILA, Philippines – The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on Friday, November 9, convicted Imelda Marcos of 7 counts of graft and ordered the issuance of a warrant of arrest against her. But the Sandiganbayan closed on Tuesday, November 13, without releasing the actual warrant of arrest, which is ........»»

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Vietnam s newest airline Bamboo gets aviation license

HANOI, Vietnam – Vietnam's newest carrier Bamboo Airways has been granted a license to fly, officials and the airline said, paving the way for its inaugural flight in a region crowded with competitors.  Run by one of the country's richest men, Bamboo will compete with well-established ........»»

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DOH seeks more funds to finish nearly-complete health facilities in 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) is seeking more funds to finish over 1,000 nearly-completed health facilities nationwide in its proposed 2019 budget. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III told lawmakers in the Senate that failure to complete the construction and equipment of these facilities would affect the implementation ........»»

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Commuter group seeks rollback in jeepney, bus minimum fares

MANILA, Philippines – A commuter group has filed a petition seeking a rollback in jeepney and bus minimum fares, amid the drop in petroleum prices. In a petition dated Monday, November 12, the United Filipino Consumers and Commuters (UFCC) asked the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to reopen discussions on ........»»

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The UP Maroons face their moment of truth against La Salle

MANILA, Philippines – When University of the Philippines and De La Salle University tip off their high-stakes match on Wednesday, November 14, it will be the biggest UAAP game for the Fighting Maroons basketball program in the last two decades. A win guarantees UP a spot in the Final Four round ........»»

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Lauv will be singing for Manila and Cebu in 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Singer-songwriter Lauv has just announced that he’s coming back to the Philippines! The synth-pop artist added Metro Manila and Cebu as stops  to his Asian tour in 2019. He is set to perform at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on May 20 and the Waterfront Hotel ........»»

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Continuous change of leadership in Customs may hinder improvements

MANILA, Philippines – Continuous change of leadership at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) can hinder proper implementation of reforms within the government agency, former Customs chief Guillermo Parayno Jr said. “It’s not the kind of atmosphere that's conducive to reform and modernization which takes ........»»

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Health workers to keep jobs under proposed DOH budget – Duque

MANILA, Philippines – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said that no government health worker would be jobless next year as the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has agreed to restore funds for the health department's human resources deployment program. “That’s no longer a problem. We can sleep well knowing that has been ........»»

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What he did for love? Japanese man marries a hologram

 TOKYO, Japan – Akihiko Kondo's mother refused an invitation to her only son's wedding in Tokyo this month, but perhaps that isn't such a surprise: he was marrying a hologram. "For mother, it wasn't something to celebrate," said the soft-spoken 35-year-old, whose "bride" is a virtual reality singer named Hatsune Miku. In ........»»

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Aldin Ayo: UST to start Season 82 practice early

MANILA, Philippines – Aldin Ayo's first season with University Santo Tomas hasn't even finished yet but the Growling Tigers' mentor is already looking ahead at Season 82.  "Madami [ang madadala namin next season]. For a start, makakapag-ensayo na kami nang matagal na kumpleto, Siguro we’re going to take a ........»»

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