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Philippine National Team clobbers Malaysia to stay undefeated in SEABA Games today: Smart Araneta Coliseum 3 p.m. – Thailand vs. Myanmar 5 p.m. – Singapore vs Malaysia 7 p.m – Indonesia vs. Vietnam Gilas Pilipinas was unstoppable for the third straight game as it clobbered Malaysia, 106-51, in the 2017 Southeast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) […]

Posted: May 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized | Read More »

Sandigan OK Binays spiritual trip to Israel

Former vice president Jejomar Binay and his wife Elenita can go ahead with their spiritual trip to Israel this month. The Sandiganbayan has allowed the requests of the couple despite their graft charges in court. In separate resolutions, the Fourth and Fifth Divisions allowed Elenita while the Third Division allowed Binay Sr. to travel to […]

Posted: May 11th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Tipster in Sulu ASG operation gets P1M reward

ZAMBOANGA CITY — An informant, who reportedly helped the military in last month’s operation in Sulu, which led to the death of Abu Sayyaf leader Alhabsy Misaya, received a P1 million cash reward on Friday, Maj. Gen. Carlito Galvez, the commander of the Western Mindanao Command based here, said Saturday. Galvez clarified though that the […]

Posted: May 6th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Spanked children more likely to defy parents, be anti-social

Spanking, or the act of slapping a child’s buttocks, as a form of punishment has been some sort of a ritual in a lot of households. This disciplinary measure has been accepted as a societal norm in some countries and is usually deemed as necessary to guide children on the right path. However, a recent […]

Posted: May 5th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Number of young smokers on the rise — survey


Despite a decline in the number of Filipino adult smokers, younger smokers aged 13 to 15 went up in the past four years. This was according to the 2015 Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) released on Friday by the Department of Health’s Epidemiology Bureau. “Sixteen percent of the respondents currently use any tobacco product — […]

Posted: May 5th, 2017 in Nation,Uncategorized | Read More »

Filipinos believe criminals deserve a second chance


Half of adult Filipinos surveyed agree that a heinous criminal having a chance for reformation is a valid argument against the reimposition of death penalty. In the Social Weather Stations (SWS) first-quarter survey first published in BusinessWorld, 50 percent of 1,200 adult Filipinos surveyed agreed with this statement: “The possibility that a person who committed […]

Posted: April 28th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Duterte vows to investigate Manila secret cell


President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday vowed to investigate the secret detention in a police station in Tondo, Manila, where arrested drug suspects were held. “I will look into this after (the event) this afternoon. I will call (Philippine National Police chief Dir. Gen. Ronald) Bato (dela Rosa),” he told reporters in Malacañang minutes before the […]

Posted: April 28th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

NUJP tells Duterte: Don’t threaten media


The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) on Friday warned President Rodrigo Duterte against threatening to close down media networks. “President Rodrigo Duterte would be well advised to step back across the line he crossed on Wednesday, April 27, 2017 when he threatened to personally block the renewal by Congress of broadcast network […]

Posted: April 28th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Digong warns: No franchise for ABS-CBN


President Rodrigo Duterte will block the renewal of the ABS-CBN’s franchise. Duterte accused the network of “swindling” and slammed the media giant for supposedly not airing his political ad that was already paid during the campaign period last year. Asked if he would block the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise, he said: “Yes.” “If ganoon ka […]

Posted: April 27th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf leader Sahiron intends to surrender — AFP


ZAMBOANGA CITY — Radulan Sahiron, the notorious leader of the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu, has expressed his intention to surrender due to old age. Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., commander of the military’s Western Mindanao Command, said Sahiron has tapped some elders in Sulu to relay his intention to surrender. “The continuing operation against the […]

Posted: April 15th, 2017 in Nation | Read More »