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By Primo Cayubit and Miriam Desacada
Updated Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:00am
Rescuers used bulldozers to dig through mountains of mud in Eastern Visayas yesterday in a frantic search for more people missing after Tropical Storm Urduja (international name Kai-Tak) triggered landslides that have killed at...
By Paolo Romero
Updated Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:00am
With President Duterte expected to sign into law today the new tax reform measure approved by Congress, Sen. Joel Villanueva said yesterday he would appeal for the repeal of a provision retaining value added tax exemption for...
By Pia Lee-Brago and Paolo Romero
Updated Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano yesterday signed the new guidelines on the use of the P1-billion fund for distressed overseas Filipino workers.
By Cecille Suerte Felipe
Updated Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:00am
The country’s top cop believes there is no reason yet to place the entire country under martial rule.
By Alexis Romero
Updated Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte yesterday assured local executives in storm-hit areas of assistance as he ordered agencies to restore normalcy in affected provinces at the soonest time.
By Alexis Romero and Edith Regalado
Updated Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte will fire about 90 policemen over corruption as he stressed that he would not tolerate “gangsters” in government.
By Rudy Santos
Updated Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:00am
Former health secretary Enrique Ona is willing to testify before the Senate inquiry on the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine, and has blamed his successor Janette Garin for the purchase of the anti-dengue vaccine.
By Alexis Romero
Updated Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte has defended the pre-debut photo shoot of his granddaughter Isabelle at Malacañang, calling it a “small matter.”
By Helen Flores
Updated Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:00am
Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. should refrain from filing “unnecessary” motions if he really wants to get a speedy resolution of his electoral protest, according to the lead counsel for Vice President Leni Robredo...
By Edu Punay and Romina Cabrera
Updated Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 12:00am
The lawyer seeking the ouster of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said yesterday he would ask the House committee on justice to issue a subpoena to compel her to attend the impeachment hearings or face detention for contempt.
  • Photo provided by the PNP Regional Office VIII last Sunday shows police and civilian volunteers searching for survivors after a landslide triggered by Storm Urduja hit a village in Naval, Biliran. AFP
    Death toll due to Urduja soars to 40
  • Senator Joel Villanueva vowed to make the request following what he said was the suspicious last-minute amendment to the proposed Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion to retain the exemption contained in the 41-year-old Presidential Decree 972. Joel Villanueva Facebook page
    Senator Joel Villanueva to appeal tax exemption for local coal
  • Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano had ordered a review and revision of the guidelines after the President announced the budget augmentation for the DFA “to allow more flexibility in their disbursement, to expand the scope of the services covered and to be more responsive to the needs of our distressed kababayans abroad.” File
    New guidelines on use of P1-B OFW fund signed
  • Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa, however, said he would assess the situation and confer with his 17 regional directors before making his recommendations to President Rodrigo Duterte. PNP-PIO/File
    No reason for nationwide martial law — Bato dela Rosa
  • President Duterte inspects the destruction from Tropical Storm Urduja on an aircraft flying over Biliran yesterday.
    Duterte: Government will help Biliran rise again
  • President Rodrigo Duterte said the dismissal of the policemen is part of a “purging” at the Philippine National Police, which he once described as “corrupt to the core.” Robinson Ninal/Presidential Photographers Division, Malacanang Palace via AP, File
    Duterte to sack 90 gangster cops for corruption
  • In an interview at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport upon arrival from the United States yesterday, Ona said it was Garin who advised former president Benigno Aquino lll to purchase the Dengvaxia vaccine. The STAR/Mong Pintolo, File
    Dengue vaccine fiasco: Enrique Ona blames Janette Garin
  • The photoshoot of Isabelle, daughter of the President’s eldest son Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, has drawn flak, with critics questioning why she was allowed to pose with the presidential seal in the background. File
    Duterte defends granddaughter Isabelle's Palace photoshoot
  • Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.  filed the motion after the PET allowed Vice President Leni Robredo to have copies of ballots and other reports from the decrypted secured digital cards from Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental. AP, File
    Don’t delay poll protest resolution, Bongbong Marcos told
  • Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno camp described the threat as nothing but a “psywar” tactic by Lorenzo Gadon and his supposed principals due to a weak impeachment case. Pantaleon Alvarez/Released, File
    Lorenzo Gadon wants House panel to subpoena Chief Justice Sereno

President Rodrigo Duterte wants a full-year extension of martial law in Mindanao supposedly to rid it of terrorists and communists, even after the defeat of the extremist coalition in Marawi City. The government is expected to face constitutional challenges. Are you in favor of the move?

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By Edith Regalado
During champ’s 39th birthday bash DAVAO City, Philippines — President Duterte is urging senator... read more
MANILA, Philippines — Mikhaela Fortuna came away with back-to-back four-under 68s and edged... read more
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By Joaquin Henson
MANILA, Philippines — It’s not just limited practice time that worries Gilas team manager Butch... read more
By Nelson Beltran
MANILA, Philippines — Lawyers Ariel Magno, Rebo Saguisag and Charlie Cuna were among the names... read more
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By Kristine Joy Patag
MANILA, Philippines — Manila's "Entertainment City" has just gained a new player in its night scene... read more
By Euden Valdez
MANILA, Philippines — Even if we want to give the best to our friends, families and colleagues this... read more
By Abby Rebong
MANILA, Philippines — Your capacity to earn doesn’t dictate your capability to be responsible with... read more
By Euden Valdez
MANILA, Philippines — Noche Buena for Filipinos is not just about the delightful dishes served on... read more
By Rosette Adel
MANILA, Philippines — Some Twitter users named the slain teenagers in the government’s war on... read more
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As of early evening yesterday, the death toll from Tropical Storm Urduja had risen to 40, with over... read more
The administration should persuade Efren Peñaflorida to accept the invitation to join the... read more
If there’s one thing that’s muting protests against the extension of martial law all over Mindanao... read more
Approximately 8.7 million adult Filipinos or 18.9 percent of the population aged 18 years or older... read more
The pine trees that gave the city its moniker have rapidly disappeared from Baguio, and the bracing... read more
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By Dindo Manhit
(Originally published on December 15) In the recent ASEAN meetings, President Donald Trump... read more
By Leanne Italie
NEW YORK — This may or may not come as a surprise: Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017 is "... read more
By Ernest Z. Bower and Alexander Feldman
(Originally published on December 7) Companies want to invest in the Philippines. The country’s... read more
By Renato Cruz De Castro
(Originally published on December 1) In late May 2017, about 1,000 Islamic militants led by the... read more
By Marrian Pio Roda Ching
Violence is more often than not associated with physical assault, but so much of the violence... read more
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By Richmond Mercurio
MANILA, Philippines — Investment approvals by the Board of Investments (BOI) soared to an all-time... read more
By Louella Desiderio
MANILA, Philippines — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has obtained the go-signal of the... read more
By Iris Gonzales
MANILA, Philippines — Stock investors went back looking for bargains yesterday, pushing the... read more
By Lawrence Agcaoili
MANILA, Philippines — Lower revenues brought about by dwindling miscellaneous income mainly caused... read more
By Mary Grace Padin
MANILA, Philippines — The approved adjustments in the excise tax of imported coal under the final... read more
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By Pablo A. Tariman
MANILA, Philippines — A cheering applause greeted the showing of the trailer of Coco Martin’s... read more
By Joy Jonette Chuyaco
MANILA, Philippines — Have you ever taken a journey on Christmas? Was it memorable enough that you... read more
By Edgar O. Cruz
MANILA, Philippines — At the rate Enrique Gil is acquiring Old Master artworks, he will soon be in... read more
By Rogelio Constantino Medina
MANILA, Philippines — Despite his tight schedule for a technical rehearsal as host of the Glamour... read more
By Ernest Gala
MANILA, Philippines — “A wannabe comedian,” proclaims the Twitter profile of Luis Manzano... read more
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By Le Phyllis F. Antojado ug Decemay P. Padilla
CEBU, Philippines — Gipaubos sa state of calamity ang siyam ka lungsod ug usa ka dakbayan sa... read more
By Primo A. Cayubit
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines — Tropical storm Urduja has killed 40 since it made landfall in Eastern... read more
By Rudy Andal
MANILA, Philippines — May 90 miyembro ng Philippine National Police (PNP) kabilang ang tatlong may... read more
By Malou Escudero
MANILA, Philippines — Nagpahayag ng pagsuporta kahapon ni Senator Bam Aquino sa pahayag ni... read more
By Joy Cantos at Rudy Andal
MANILA, Philippines — Umakyat na sa 46 katao ang nasawi at 86 ang nasugatan habang 33 pa ang... read more
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