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By Alexis Romero
Updated Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:00am
President Duterte is expected to deliver a “frank” but “hopeful” State of the Nation Address today, two days after Congress overwhelmingly approved his bid to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of the year.
By Paolo Romero
Updated Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Senators want to find out whether or not President Duterte still wants Congress to pass the proposed emergency powers bill that is not only to help ease the worsening traffic crisis but also boost the administration’s P8-trillion...
By Michael Punongbayan
Updated Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is calling on enemies of the state, particularly those sowing terror in Mindanao, to surrender or face police and military action under martial law.
By Paolo Romero
Updated Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III pushed yesterday for harsher provisions in the country’s anti-terrorism law and the restoration of the death penalty to help the government confront extremist groups and criminal...
By Alexis Romero
Updated Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar is the richest official in his agency with a net worth higher than that of all his undersecretaries and assistant secretaries combined, documents obtained by ...
Updated Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Militant groups will greet President Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address with complaints about “fake promises” even as a staunch critic, Sen. Leila de Lima, described the SONA as just another record of “fake news” and...
By Delon Porcalla
Updated Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Imposing tax on sugar-sweetened beverages like powdered juice and instant coffee will double their cost and thereby hurt the poorest of the poor, according to a recent study by the University of Asia and the Pacific.
By Alexis Romero
Updated Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Malacañang yesterday urged the public to cooperate with authorities implementing the executive order banning smoking nationwide, which took effect yesterday.
By Delon Porcalla
Updated Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Producing a total of 210 bills in the past year, the first regular session of the 17th Congress has so far been “productive,” as far as the House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is concerned.
By Pia Lee-Brago
Updated Monday, July 24, 2017 - 12:00am
Fighting in Marawi City entered its third month yesterday and fighting continues to drag on with President Duterte saying he is prepared to wait for a year to end it.
  • President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to deliver a “frank” but “hopeful” State of the Nation Address (SONA) today, two days after Congress overwhelmingly approved his bid to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of the year. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File
    SONA to be ‘frank, hopeful’
  • Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said the emergency powers bill got stalled in the chamber as lawmakers got “mixed signals” from Malacañang on whether or not the measure is still a priority of the administration. Koko Pimentel/Released, File
    Does Rody still want emergency powers?
  • Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is calling on enemies of the state, particularly those sowing terror in Mindanao, to surrender or face police and military action under martial law. Presidential Photo
    DND chief to enemies of state: Surrender or else...
  • Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III pushed yesterday for harsher provisions in the country’s anti-terrorism law and the restoration of the death penalty to help the government confront extremist groups and criminal syndicates better. File
    Harsher anti-terror law pushed
  • Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar is the richest official in his agency with a net worth higher than that of all his undersecretaries and assistant secretaries combined, documents obtained by The STAR showed. Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo
    Andanar richest among PCOO officials
  • A member of the militant group Bayan Muna prepares an effigy of President Duterte yesterday for the group’s protest rallies during the State of the Nation Address today. MICHAEL VARCAS
    Critics hit ‘fake promises, fake news’
  • Imposing tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) like powdered juice and instant coffee will double their cost and thereby hurt the poorest of the poor, according to a recent study by the University of Asia and the Pacific. File
    Sugar tax to double 3-in-1 coffee prices
  • Malacañang yesterday urged the public to cooperate with authorities implementing the executive order banning smoking nationwide, which took effect yesterday. File
    Palace urges public to cooperate in nationwide smoking ban
  • Producing a total of 210 bills in the past year, the first regular session of the 17th Congress has so far been “productive,” as far as the House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is concerned. File
    House approves 210 bills during 1st regular session
  • A Philippine Marine sniper aims at Maute positions in Marawi City on Saturday as the fighting entered its third month. AFP
    Marawi siege enters 3rd month
By Joey Villar
Bolts Jolt Kings, Spoil Slaughter comeback MANILA, Philippines - PJ Simon came off the bench... read more
By Nelson Beltran
TAIPEI – Gilas Pilipinas completed a gruelling nine-game tournament here last night, getting high... read more
By Joaquin Henson
MANILA, Philippines - GAB chairman Abraham Mitra said the other day he hopes to finalize a... read more
MANILA, Philippines - The national women’s volleyball team dropped a four-setter to an elite... read more
MANILA, Philippines - Air Force overcame the Power Smashers’ spirited comeback and scrambled for a... read more
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By Scott Garceau
MANILA, Philippines - High-level meetings with foreign emissaries promising damaging gifts. Sibling... read more
By Epi Fabonan III
MANILA, Philippines - The role of designing buildings and infrastructure as well as planning... read more
By Tanya T. Lara
MANILA, Philippines - Luxury car distributor Wellington C. Soong once got locked inside a P20-... read more
By Hernan Munoz and Aritz Parra
FIGUERES, Spain — Salvador Dali's eccentric artistic and personal history has taken yet another... read more
By Martin Yambao
MANILA, Philippines - Martin Bautista returns with “Saturn,” his newest collection for fall/winter... read more
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As expected, the two chambers of Congress overwhelmingly approved President Duterte’s request for a... read more
With hostages beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf, bombings in several areas including President Duterte’s... read more
The country has avoided being blacklisted as a haven for dirty money after President Duterte signed... read more
Even the most optimistic person should be having doubts about this peace effort. President Duterte... read more
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By Lawrence Agcaoili
MANILA, Philippines - Banks continued to tighten lending standards for commercial real estate and... read more
By Lawrence Agcaoili
MANILA, Philippines - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) expects the country’s external payment... read more
By Richmond Mercurio
MANILA, Philippines - Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez has defended the fairness and legality of a... read more
By Iris Gonzales
TORONTO – Philippine Airlines (PAL) is setting aside at least $2 billion for its massive fleet... read more
By Iris Gonzales
TORONTO – The next time you fly on a Bombardier aircraft, be proud because Filipino hands have... read more
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By Jerry Donato
MANILA, Philippines - “I told myself, ‘I think we’ve made the right thing. May ginawa kaming tama... read more
By Ver Paulino
MANILA, Philippines - The “Queen of the Universe” is now also the Queen of the Century — Century... read more
By Tinnie P. Esguerra
MANILA, Philippines - Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery for an artist. But for a... read more
MANILA, Philippines — The new trailer for Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” has debuted in... read more
MANILA, Philippines — On the heels of global epic adventure hits “Avatar” and “Star Wars” comes Luc... read more
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