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By Michael Punongbayan
Updated Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00am
After five months of fighting and over 1,000 dead, the campaign to retake Marawi from militants professing allegiance to the Middle East-based Islamic State  is now officially over with 42 terrorists – including two women and...
By Ian Nicolas Cigaral
Updated Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 4:32pm
President Rodrigo Duterte has stoked fears of a looming dictatorship after he threatened to establish a revolutionary government to quell supposed attempts to destabilize his rule.
By Patricia Lourdes Viray
Updated Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 9:06am
"It was only China who gave it on time and plenty," President Duterte said. The US provided at least P2.84 billion worth of equipment, arms and munitions to the Philippine military.
By Alexis Romero
Updated Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 8:17am
President Rodrigo Duterte has said he is giving the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, the new lead agency in the government campaign against drugs, a free hand in doing its job. 
By Michael Punongbayan
Updated Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Defense ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations yesterday condemned extremist violence including the siege of Marawi and lauded the Philippines for liberating the city from Maute terrorists.
By Ding Cervantes and Alexis Romero
Updated Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte has declared Nov. 13 to 15 as special non-working days in the National Capital Region, Bulacan and Pampanga to give way to activities related to the 31st ASEAN Summit to be held in Metro Manila and Clark...
Updated Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00am
After it introduced the first Quick Response code payments via app in the Philippines last May, PayMaya Philippines has announced that the scan-to-pay technology is now available across the country, with Smart Stores and select...
By Perseus Echeminada
Updated Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte yesterday led the launching of an alliance supporting the administration of her father at the Marquis Events Place at the Bonifacio Global Center in Taguig City.
By Pia Lee-Brago
Updated Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00am
The human rights situation in the Philippines has considerably worsened during the second half of 2016 as a consequence of the war on drugs despite some positive developments in some areas, the latest annual European Union Report...
By Rhodina Villanueva
Updated Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Protecting wildlife species is good for the economy as it will boost ecotourism that will generate jobs, officials of the United Nations said during the world’s wildlife conference that opened at the Philippine International...
  • Firearms and battle gear are seen on the ground as soldiers take a break in Bangolo, Marawi City hours after combat operations were declared terminated yesterday. KRIZJOHN ROSALES                                                                  
    ‘Combat terminated’
  • If the government will be in peril due to the efforts of the Left and his critics, President Duterte said he would not hesitate to declare a revolutionary government to quell destabilization moves against his administration. PPD/Robinson Niñal
    Can Duterte declare a revolutionary government?
  • One of the military first battalions to be deployed in the besieged southern city of Marawi board a military truck as they arrive to a hero's welcome at Villamor Air Base Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Pasay city, southeast of Manila, Philippines. The military has begun to scale down their forces in Marawi after President Rodrigo Duterte declared its liberation following the killings of the militant leaders after five months of military offensive. AP/Bullit Marquez
    Fact check: Duterte's claims on US aid to military
  • PDEA-ARMM agents examine firearms and drugs seized in a raid in Sultan Kudarat town in Maguindanao in May. Philstar.com/John Unson, file
    Duterte: Let PDEA do its job
  • Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana reads a statement announcing the end of combat in Marawi City at the ongoing Asean Defense Ministers’ Meeting in Clark, Pampanga yesterday. At right is Armed Forces chief Gen. Eduardo Año. AP
    Defense chiefs laud victory in Marawi
  • According to the proclamation, the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council has recommended Nov. 13-15 to be declared as special non-working days in the NCR and the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga as these areas will be directly affected by the activities of the summit. File
    Palace declares Nov. 13-15 special non-working days
  • Smart subscribers have a new means to transact with their accounts as Smart Stores all over the country are equipped with PayMaya QR technology.
    PayMaya, Smart boost rollout of QR code payments
  • Davao Mayor Sara Duterte leads the launching of Tapang at Malasakit Alliance for the Philippines in Taguig City yesterday. Joining her are (from right) Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, DPWH Undersecretary Karen Jimeno, Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano, PEZA director general Charito Plaza, DDB chairman Dionisio Santiago and former MMDA chief Francis Tolentino. EDD GUMBAN
    Sara launches alliance supporting Rody government
  • The report noted that the EU focused its attention on the second half of the year on the drug war, which enjoys considerable popular support, and the possible reintroduction of the death penalty. Human Rights Watch/Carlo Gabuco, File
    Rights situation worsened after drug war launch — EU report
  • “As we recognize the importance of ecotourism, we should also recognize certain guidelines that will help set limits as to how we deal with whales for example, like maintaining a certain distance during whale watching, among others,” Chambers said. Freeman/File
    ‘Wildlife protection to boost ecotourism, job creation’
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By Tom Withers
CLEVELAND — When he signed with the Cavaliers, Dwyane Wade promised his ego wouldn't get in the way... read more
By Nelson Beltran
MANILA, Philippines — Import Justine Brownlee and the rest of the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings couldn... read more
By Joey Villar
VIGAN, Ilocos Sur, Philippines — La Union dominated archery while Dasmariñas, Cavite continued to... read more
OKLAHOMA CITY – Andrew Wiggins didn’t have time to get near the basket for a final shot. Just... read more
By Joaquin Henson
MANILA, Philippines — SBP chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan said the other day the Philippine... read more
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MANILA, Philippines — After it introduced the first Quick Response (QR) code payments via app... read more
By Julie Cabatit-Alegre
MANILA, Philippines — Whoever said “There are not enough days in the weekend” must have had Nuvali... read more
By Artu Nepomuceno
MANILA, Philippines — I pointed at a dark cloud ahead of us and asked with a hint of worry, “Are we... read more
By Ian Urrutia
MANILA, Philippines — When thinking about music icons who have transcended their legacy into close-... read more
MANILA, Philippines — With her petite frame and bubbly demeanor, Rex Group of Companies managing... read more
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The Armed Forces of the Philippines counts at least 919 terrorists killed in five months of... read more
Six young women, according to the Manila Police District, are expected to be included in the charge... read more
After almost daily glitches and the risk of a deadly accident, the government has served notice to... read more
After hitting rock bottom, there’s no other way to go but up. Never mind if it took some time: the... read more
There would “never, never” be a repeat of the terrorist siege that destroyed the city of Marawi,... read more
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By Dindo Manhit
(First published on October 19) Like a fast-moving locomotive, the Philippines’ own version of... read more
By Dindo Manhit
(First published on October 13) The sharp decline in public satisfaction with and trust in... read more
By Rey Galupo
MANILA, Philippines — Unhappy with his reassignment to Malabon, one of the sacked Caloocan... read more
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By Edu Punay
MANILA, Philippines — The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the legality of the buyout of the... read more
By Lawrence Agcaoili
MANILA, Philippines — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is set to launch the electronic fund... read more
By Catherine Talavera
MANILA, Philippines — Two Chinese companies are planning to invest a combined $4.5 billion for iron... read more
By Mary Grace Padin
MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) awarded in full yesterday the P15 billion in... read more
By Louella Desiderio
MANILA, Philippines — International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) is investing $100... read more
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By Celso de Guzman Caparas
MANILA, Philippines — Allen Dizon (photo) and Angelie Nicole Sanoy won the Specjalma Nagroda... read more
By Ver Paulino
MANILA, Philippines — Marian Rivera successfully headlined another most-watched series in... read more
By Philip Cu Unjieng
Film review: Thor: Ragnarok MANILA, Philippines — Over time, the Marvel Comic Universe (MCU)... read more
By Edmund Silvestre
MANILA, Philippines — Dozens of Filipino YouTube video creators and enthusiasts flocked to Green... read more
By Edgar O. Cruz
MANILA, Philippines — “Hi Coco Martin. I want to see you in person. Love, Whang-Od,” says the fan... read more
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By May B. Miasco and Mae Clydyl L. Avila
CEBU, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has declared October 26, Thursday, a holiday in Cebu... read more
By Decemay P. Padilla
CEBU, Philippines — Daghan ang pabor sa plano ni Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña nga magtukod og Call... read more
By Joy Cantos at Rudy Andal
MANILA, Philippines — Itinaas na ang bandila ng Pilipinas sa Marawi City kasabay ng deklarasyon ng... read more
By Angie dela Cruz
MANILA, Philippines — Kinasuhan na ng graft ng  Department of Transportation (DOTr) kahapon sa... read more
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