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Customs, Army halt shipment of smuggled cigarettes in Lanao del Norte

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Philippine Army intercepted more than 28,000 reams of smuggled cigarettes worth P22.5 million in Brgy. Magoong, Linamon,...

DOJ set to file criminal charges vs. Canadian in P13.3b drug bust

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will file criminal charges in court against a Canadian...

DHSUD, SBMA ink pact on housing for the poor

DEPARTMENT of Human Settlements and Urban Development Secretary Jose Rizalino Acuzar and Subic Bay...

Nueva Vizcaya opens Ammungan festival

Nueva Vizcaya has opened the 15th Grand Ammungan Festival to celebrate the province’s 185th...

House okays on final reading bill legalizing divorce

Voting 126-109-20, the House of Representatives on Wednesday approved on third and final reading the measure legalizing divorce in the Philippines—a predominantly Catholic country. Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, the principal author of House Bill (HB) 9349, titled, "An Act reinstituting absolute divorce as an alternative mode for the dissolution of marriage," was delighted over the bill's passage.He asserted that “as the only country in the world besides the Vatican where divorce is still...

DOJ set to file criminal charges vs. Canadian in P13.3b drug bust

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will file criminal charges in court against...

DHSUD, SBMA ink pact on housing for the poor

DEPARTMENT of Human Settlements and Urban Development Secretary Jose Rizalino Acuzar and...

Nueva Vizcaya opens Ammungan festival

Nueva Vizcaya has opened the 15th Grand Ammungan Festival to celebrate the...

TOP STORIES

First couple hosts ‘casual dinner’ for senators after Senate shakeup

President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. and First Lady Liza Marcos hosted a "casual dinner" for...

Cha-cha hangs in the Senate

Escudero to consult next move with majority Efforts to amend the 1987 Constitution appear to...

House gives final OK to bill allowing NFA to sell rice to bring down prices

The House of Representatives led by Speaker Martin Romualdez on Tuesday night approved on...

Escudero admits initiating move to have Zubiri replaced

Newly-installed Senate President Francis Escudero on Tuesday admitted he initiated the change in leadership...

NEWS

Growing cybersecurity threats alarm stakeholders from ASEAN, Japan

SIEM REAP, Cambodia – The alarm has been sounded over a looming cybersecurity menace...

RTC rules NPA leader guilty of sedition

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has secured the conviction of a notorious member of...

BOC overshoots Jan-May target by P12.4b

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) overshot by 3.9 percent its target of P317 billion...

20 people, including Filipinos, in ICU after turbulent Singapore Airlines flight

Bangkok, Thailand—Twenty people from the Singapore Airlines flight that hit extreme turbulence and made an...

Israel raid in West Bank enters 2nd day

Jenin, Palestinian Territories—An Israeli raid on the West Bank city of Jenin stretched into...

Blinken says Gaza truce still possible but set back by ICC move

Washington, United States—US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday that a Gaza ceasefire...

OPINION

Day care centers for seniors

We’ve been hearing calls for years now for a thorough review of the party-list...

The beheading

The new Senate President is from Bicol…the first from his region to become Numero...

The inconsistent Mayor Alice Guo

Tightening visa requirements will not solve the problem unless the corrupt officials are rooted...

Red tape hindering infrastructure dev’t

“EO 59 directs national government agencies and local government units to review their citizen’s...

PRINT EDITION

COLUMNISTS

Bear over man choice

“That many women would rather face a bear than a man speaks volumes about...

Understanding COVID-19’s impact on society

“The Draconian approach taken by the Philippine government has given all of the negative...

China winning in its claim in South China Sea

“Other claimant countries in the wide SCS have come up with such arrangements without...

Falling behind: The distress call to salvage PH higher education

“Let us reclaim our rightful place among nations through the hard work of rebuilding...

Never-ending impasse

"Other claimant countries in the wide SCS have come up with such arrangements without...

Cracking Mayor Alice Guo’s enigma

"The public deserves to know the full extent of Guo’s qualifications and the truth...

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NATIONAL

DOH: 55 new cases of HIV reported daily

The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday said 55 new cases of the human...

BI chief says surge in foreign students due to CHED

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) said the surge in the number of foreign students--including...

NHA rolls out housing caravan in Subic, Zambales

THE National Housing Authority (NHA) has brought government housing services closer to the citizens...

DOJ set to file criminal charges vs. Canadian in P13.3b drug bust

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will file criminal charges in court against a Canadian...

WORLD NEWS

Israel raid in West Bank enters 2nd day

Jenin, Palestinian Territories—An Israeli raid on the West Bank city of Jenin stretched into...

Blinken says Gaza truce still possible but set back by ICC move

Washington, United States—US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday that a Gaza ceasefire...

Nepal’s ‘Everest Man’ claims record 30th climb

Kathmandu, Nepal—A 54-year-old Nepalese climber known as “Everest Man” reached the peak of the...

Trump doesn’t testify as defense rests case

New York —Donald Trump’s defense lawyers rested their case Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila)—without the...
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BUSINESS

MARINA secures jobs of over 55,000 seafarers

The Philippines secured its place anew on the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Whitelist, entrenching...

Recto: EO 12 on e-vehicle incentives to cut emissions

Finance Secretary Ralph Recto said Wednesday the expansion of electric vehicle incentive program under...

Stocks extend losses on peso depreciation

Philippine stocks extended their losses for a second straight trading day on worries about...

TikTok stifles youth development and education­—if left unrestricted

President Joe Biden has every legitimate reason to ban TikTok in the US, unless...

ON THE ROAD

An impressive Suzuki escapade

Suzuki’s latest offering, the XL7 Hybrid, has recently captured the attention of the local...

Honda announces $65 billion investment in electric vehicles by 2030

Tokyo, Japan – Honda revealed on Thursday its ambitious plan to double its investment...

Improving safety and service: MOVE IT holds inaugural passenger feedback forum

In a move to deepen its commitment to passenger safety, homegrown motorcycle taxi provider...

Suzuki Auto PH expands footprint with Imus dealership groundbreaking

Suzuki Philippines is thrilled to announce the successful groundbreaking ceremony of its newest dealership,...

SPORTS

PH captures bronze medal in world sepak takraw meet

The Philippines bagged a bronze medal in the ISTAF Sepak Takraw World Cup held...

Rho aces way to ICTSI PH Masters lead, cards 67

Hyun Ho Rho outgunned Ryan Monsalve in an early shootout between two emerging stars...

Short game nets Bisera 1-shot lead

Florence  Bisera endured challenging bounces off the tee with a near-impeccable short game, pounding...

Smart/MVP national taekwondo tournament slated

Promising taekwondo jins will be tested to the max when the Philippine Taekwondo Association...

ENTERTAINMENT

Andrea Brillantes, Kyle Echarri heat up Boracay bash

Brilliant Skin Essentials hosted a summer event last May 19, on Boracay Island, introducing...

Alisah Bonaobra kicks off Canadian concert tour 

Singer Alisah Bonaobra considers it a miracle that one of her records bagged the...

Anne-Marie announces multi-city Asia Tour 2024

Platinum-selling artist Anne-Marie has announced her 2024 Asia tour, which kicks off in Tokyo...

‘Drag Race Philippines’ M1ss Jade So reveals secret to serving ‘lewks’

M1ss Jade So, a popular Filipino drag artist who finished as a finalist in...

LIFESTYLE

From ‘not good enough’ to Hollywood glow

How embracing her beauty led Lovi Poe to win in both life and career Lovi...

Beauty lounge redefines beauty with advanced techniques

Semi-permanent tattoos such as microblading and lip tattoos using the safest modern techniques and...

Nurturing communities with compassionate care

It takes a village to mount a Watsons Alagang Pangkalusugan medical mission. There are...

How kidney disease causes chain reaction of health woes

The kidneys are small, bean-shaped organs only about five inches big, but don’t let...

SPOTLIGHT

Strong Growth Characterizes Figaro Coffee Group’s Performance in 2023 

Manila, Philippines – The Figaro Coffee Group (FCG), a leader in the Philippine food...

RE/MAX Philippines garners top honors in global R4 Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada 

RE/MAX Philippines, the country’s leading franchisor of real estate brokerage services, showcased Pinoy pride...

The enduring impact of Ramon ‘Monching’ Guico Jr.’s leadership

Rep. Ramon “Monching” Guico, Jr., affectionately known to his constituents as “Monching” proudly hails...

Natural wealth and economic promise of Pangasinan’s 5th District

More than the iconic destinations in Pangasinan lies the dynamic 5th District, where Representative...

LGUs

Nueva Vizcaya opens Ammungan festival

Nueva Vizcaya has opened the 15th Grand Ammungan Festival to celebrate the province’s 185th...

Taguig gov’t, cancer care hospital tie-up

The Taguig City government has partnered with Healthway Cancer Care Hospital (HCCH), the country’s...

Malabon gov’t cites ‘partners’ in dev’t

The Malabon City government has recognized several outstanding Malabueños, contributors and stakeholders as key...

Tricycle drivers in Quezon City finally receive new license plates

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) on Wednesday distributed license plates for all the remaining...

TECH

Multiply the fun: DigiPlus’ transformation continues with new look

DigiPlus taps world-renowned brand specialist Landor for new visual identity DigiPlus Interactive Corp, one of...

Lenovo supercharges Next Gen Copilot+ PCs with Latest Yoga Slim 7x and ThinkPad T14s Gen 6

Lenovo™ recently launched the Lenovo Yoga™ Slim 7x and Lenovo ThinkPad™ T14s Gen 6,...

Most geo-distributed companies encounter network problems at least once a month

Fifty nine percent of geo-distributed businesses experienced network problems related to their multi-site structure...

Stan hard, save harder: Every concert goer’s guide to saving up with Maya

Whether you're diving headfirst into K-pop mania or can't resist the allure of music...

CRAVINGS

Mangan tamu!

If you have ever wanted to try betuteng tugak (stuffed frog) or adobong balut,...

Drive to a cool summer with new McCafé Summer Brews

McDonald’s unveiled its new McCafé Summer Brews to beat the heat – the McCafé...

Discover Quezon City’s authentic Italian hideaway

Pizzeria Bosso is originally a restaurant that sits nearby Ichihara Lakeside Museum in Chiba,...

Greenwich and Blacklist International reunite with back-to-back surprises for fans

Following the successful launch of Greenwich’s newest campaign, Sarap to Feel G, the country’s...

HOME & DESIGN

Metro Manila emerges as solid property market

Metro Manila is solidifying its position as an attractive real estate market, topping a...

New 50-story landmark rising in Quezon City’s bustling center

A new landmark will rise in the bustling commercial and business district of Quezon...

Anchor school

Dr. Mary Joy Abaquin, founding director of Multiple Intelligence International School (MIIS), leads the...

Real estate sector sustains expansion

The Philippine real estate and housing sector sustained its growth in 2023 despite a...

ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

Efforts to stop environment crimes being hampered — UN

Global efforts to prevent crimes against nature and bring offenders to justice are being...

Converge fuels bid for sustainable development

Connectivity and information have never been as strong and dynamic forces as they are...

Digido volunteers take steps to promote coastal resilience

Promoting coastal resilience and biodiversity restoration, employees and management of Digido Finance Corp. (DFC),...

Coca Cola begins can and bottle recycling

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL­—After a successful launch in Bacolod, Coca-Cola Philippines and partners celebrated Earth Day...

AGRICULTURE

DA Cordillera conserves corn varieties for future generations

The Department of Agriculture- Regional Field Office Cordillera (DA-RFO CAR) said it is actively...

Taiwan experts show farmers how to grow their yield, income

There is a quiet revolution in Central Luzon. But unlike uprisings of the past, this...

Tilapia harvest at Pantabangan Park boosts Luzon fish production

The DA-BFAR Regional Fisheries Office III harvested over 400 kilos of tilapia from three...

OFW cultivates lush gardens through hydroponics

Farming can go beyond the premises of growing food for income. To some, it...

PETS

Healthy dill for a healthy dog

Dill is put in tzatziki sauce, a Greek yogurt dip that is great with...

Weight loss and chronic diseases in cats

Feline companions, beloved for their playful nature and comforting presence, play a significant role...

Can Dogs Eat Fruits?

Dogs are not just our pets; they are cherished members of our families. As...

Understanding Spondylosis Deformans in Dogs

Spondylosis deformans, a common degenerative disorder affecting the spinal column of dogs, is prevalent...

POP LIFE, EVENTS, BYAHERO & GALLERY

House commendations

Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez and San Juan Rep. Maria Ysabel Zamora show the...

SiGMA Asia summit

Neil Shih, managing director of SiGMA Asia, presents Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. chairman...

Indo-Pacific forum

Trade Secretary (second from right) pitches the Philippines’ investment potential at 6th Indo-Pacific Business...

Merry May

The month of May is the merriest time of any year in Makati City...

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

in PHP
  Australian Dollar35.7
  Swiss Franc62.8
  Euro59.7
  British Pound68.9
  Hong Kong Dollar7.26
  Japanese Yen0.38
  American Dollar56.8
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EXAM RESULT

2020-2021 Bar Exam results

List of successful examinees ABABA, Jayson R.ABAD, Elmer II H.ABAD, Joshua Quintin I.ABAD, Neldren J.ABALAYAN,...

Architect Licensure Examination Results (January 2022)

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 1,370 out of 2,205 passed the Architect Licensure Examination (ALE) given...

7 women in top 10 of Bar Exam: 2,103 new lawyers

by Supreme Court of the Philippines Manila, Philippines - Justice Perlas-Bernabe announced that a total...

December 2019 Dentist Licensure Examination results

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 540 out of 1,549  passed the December 2019 Dentist Licensure...

RESULTS: CPA board exam October 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 2,075 out of 14,492(14.32%) passed...