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Private investment outlook in PH seen less promising

Even with the Duterte administration’s plans to ramp up public investments, especially in infrastructure, political uncertainty is seen dampening …

Fake News Floods the Philippines

MANILA — Yen Makabenta, a veteran journalist now at The Manila Times, wrote a prominent column last month about the American ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, who enthusiastically praised President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines. “The Philippines is suffocating,” Mr. Makabenta …

Journalism

Apo Whang-od behind the ink and lemon thorns

Apo Whang-od, the last “mambabatok,” uses lemon thorns and charcoal ink in tattooing. Photo by Don Lejano/INQUIRER.net<p>Everybody knows her as the last …

Philippines' Duterte receives Russian assault rifles

Russia handed over army trucks and thousands of assault rifles to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday as the two nations celebrated …

Philippines' Duterte says he's been 'demonized' over drugs war | Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday defended his bloody war on drugs, telling Southeast Asian lawyers he had been “demonized” and denying allegations of state-sponsored killings of drug dealers and users.<p>Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he delivers …

Jack Ma on the Philippines’ internet speed: ‘It’s no good’

Jack Ma is the founder and chairman of Alibaba. Photo credit: Asia Society.Alibaba founder Jack Ma is in Manila to receive an honorary degree and one …

Philippines, Russia sign two military deals | Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of assault rifles and helmets were among the military gear Russia donated to the Philippines in a bid to widen its arms market in Southeast Asia at a time when Manila is seeking to diversify weapons systems, officials said on Wednesday.<p>Philippine president Rodrigo …

Tenorio, Ginebra out to stop Meralco from silencing crowd again in Game 7

LA Tenorio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net<p>BOCAUE — The crowd has always been one of the main advantages for Ginebra whenever it took the …

Wine & Spirits

Aquino: I didn't send SAF 44 to their deaths

<b>Metro Manila (CNN Philippines)</b> — Former President Benigno Aquino III denied Thursday he sent 44 police commandos to their deaths in an operation in …

Can Miss Universe Save Tourism in The Philippines?

<i>PHOTO: The coastline of Coron, Palawan, Philippines. (Photo via Caryl Joan Estrosas on Flickr)</i><p>Despite graphic media coverage and criticism from the …

Common station linking MRT, LRT to be built this year

<b>Metro Manila (CNN Philippines)</b> — The long-awaited common station linking the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3), Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7), …

Philippines' Duterte says won't declare martial law, but can if wants to | Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday appeared to rule out declaring martial law, but said he could do so if he wished, and anyone questioning his justification should “shut up” and stay out of his business.<p>President Rodrigo Duterte speaks in front of housewives and …

China says Philippines' Duterte to visit again as ties warm up | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will visit China in May to attend a multilateral summit, China’s foreign ministry said on Thursday, making his second visit to Beijing since taking office as he seeks to further distance himself from Washington.<p>Philippine President Rodrigo …

The first-ever Filipino tech company to go public had a rough 2016

Photo credit: Tech in Asia.It’s been a rough couple of months for mobile tech company Xurpas, the first-ever Filipino tech company to IPO, whose …

2017 Presidential Inauguration

I write on Inauguration Day in the United States of America, a national occasion on which we, the citizenry, watch the peaceful transfer of power to lead the nation from one president to the next. We will be accompanied in that exercise by current President and First Lady Barack H. Obama and …

PNP promises 100% support should Duterte declare martial law

The Philippine National Police assures to give its full support should the executive department enforce martial law.<p><b>QUEZON CITY, Philippines —</b> The …

ILO: Global unemployment expected to rise in 2017; Philippines to buck trend

<b>Metro Manila (CNN Philippines)</b> — The inability to create enough jobs to meet the growth of the labor force will push the rise of unemployed persons …

Thousands stranded in CDO as heavy rains spawn floods

Thousands of people are stranded as heavy rain since Monday afternoon caused flooding in the city's main streets.The post Thousands stranded in CDO …

Meralco Bolts sign Chris Lutz

Christ Lutz. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net<p>Chris Lutz has found a new home as Meralco snagged the veteran swingman from the free agent pool.<p>Player agent …

CONFIRMED: Pia Wurtzbach & Marlon Stockinger Are Together

“We are together.” These were the words that Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach uttered when asked about the status of her relationship with …

Metro Manila Attracts More Developers Than Singapore, Hong Kong And Shanghai

When it comes to feasible urban hubs, a new study reveals that Metro Manila is a more attractive area for various developers and real estate …

On threat to impose martial law, Duterte just frustrated—Aguirre

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ<p>President Duterte was just letting off steam when he threatened to …

Top Chinese official to meet Philippines' Duterte

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will meet on Tuesday with China's Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin, the most high-profile Chinese visitor since he took power last year and launched surprise moves to engage with historic rival Beijing.<p>Duterte will meet Liu late in the day …

‘Reclamation project will boost Manila businesses’

MANILA Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada has assured local business owners that the soon-to-built Solar City commercial and business district in Manila Bay …

Cebu to shut down cellular signals during Sinulog

MANILA, Philippines – Telecommunication networks will block cellular signals in Cebu during the Sinulog Festival on January 14 and 15, the government …

Metro Manila beats Tokyo, Singapore in most attractive hubs for developers

Metro Manila is among Asia-Pacific’s most attractive urban hubs for developers and yield-seeking real estate investors this 2017, especially in the …

Green groups slam proposed Palawan ocean park

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY – After voicing opposition against a cartoon-themed underwater park in Palawan, environmentalists are now calling for the …