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Ebola vaccine 100 percent effective in trial

LONDON/GENEVA - The world is on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Friday, as a trial in …


Madonna in Manila: Too expensive?

Pop-music legend Madonna is coming to Manila to perform at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in February next year. We welcome her to our shores. …


Sen. Poe, nagpasalamat kay PNoy; binati si Roxas

Nagpasalamat si Senador Grace Poe kay Pangulong Noynoy Aquino dahil sa pagkilala nito sa kanyang mga nagawa bilang mambabatas.

Matapos ang opisyal na …

Roxas, the anointed

As expected, President Aquino has endorsed Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas as his preferred successor in …

‘Daang matuwid’ or ‘daang kurakot’?

It’s now official: Mar Roxas is the Liberal Party’s candidate against Jojo Binay for the presidency of the Philippines. “Daang matuwid” vs. “daang …


Japan report shows PH weakness in disputed sea

MANILA - The Philippines lags behind three other claimants in a maritime dispute in the West Philippine Sea, according to a report released by the …


Roxas accepts challenge, to pursue 'straight path'

MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) – "Ako si Mar Roxas. Tinatanggap ko ang hamon ng ating mga boss."

An emotional Manuel “Mar” Roxas II officially …

Liberal Party

Poe, Binay react to PNoy endorsing Mar

MANILA - Senator Grace Poe and Vice-President Jejomar Binay, two possible presidential candidates in the 2016 election, gave different reactions to …


What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea


Sources: C.I.A., Congressional Research Service, CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, IHS Jane’s, NASA, China Maritime Safety Administration


China has been feverishly piling sand onto reefs in the South China Sea for the past year, creating seven new islets in the region. It …


The University of the Philippines, after winning just one game last season, will be aiming much higher when the Fighting Maroons attempt to prove themselves in the upcoming UAAP Season 78 men’s basketball tournament under new coach Rensy Bajar. Marquez

The University of the Philippines, after winning just one game last season, will be aiming much higher when the Fighting …


Group accuses Smartmatic of changing source code of PCOS machines
The online news portal of TV5

MANILA - An election case was filed on Thursday before the Commission on Elections against officials of …


Mar visits graves of Roxases ahead of 2016 endorsement

MANILA - When Manuel Roxas II steps into Club Filipino on July 31, he will be carrying the weight of history on his shoulders—his family's and the …

Running Mate

China likely to reclaim Panatag Shoal, says Carpio

MANILA, Philippines — China may also reclaim the Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal off Zambales to control the resources in the South China Sea and to …


LP leaves door open to Poe; Party members still want her for VP

Still without a running mate, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas is set to be named this morning by President Benigno Aquino III as the standard-bearer of …

Running Mate

How social media helped Pinay nanny realize her dream

NEW YORK – A former domestic worker in Hong Kong has found another calling. This time, her purpose in life is to tell the stories of migrant workers …

News (Hong Kong)

Trouble in INC

Philippine Daily Inquirer

By: Raul J. Palabrica, July 31st, 2015 12:38 AM

The late Iglesia ni Cristo executive minister Eraño Manalo must be turning in …

Iglesia Ni Cristo

NBI rescues kidnapped trader

A 59-year-old businessman who was abducted and tortured in a kidnap-for-ransom case was rescued on Thursday by agents of the National Bureau of …

Poe says PH poverty, income inequality 'unacceptable'

MANILA - Senator Grace Poe on Thursday said many Filipinos have not experienced the Philippines' economic growth under the Aquino administration, …


China's artificial islands now a third of Manila City

MANILA, Philippines – Hold your breath: China's artificial islands in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) now add up to around a third …


Poe-Escudero tandem still up in the air, says Senator Grace

While the two of them have discussed the possibility of teaming up, in the end Senators Grace Poe and Francis Escudero would each decide on their own …

Running Mate

All you need to know: The Metro Manila Shake Drill

MANILA, Philippines – How do we prepare for the 'Big One' ? On July 30, starting at 10:30 AM, Metro Manila schools, establishments and local …


Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal playing in Manila

World No. 1 Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal headline a veritable galaxy of tennis superstars seeing action in the second edition of the …

ATP World Tour

Why no mention of SAF 44?

For Erica Pabalinas, President Benigno Aquino III's State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday was a letdown. Mr. Aquino mentioned the killing of …


Is UST to blame for Manila floods?

MANILA - Floods are no longer mere inconvenience for Metro Manila dwellers; they are proven to be costly to the economy as well.

According to a new …


What happened in meetings between PNoy, Grace, Mar

What both President Aquino and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas supposedly couldn't put into words was quite clear to Senator Grace Poe -- they wanted …

Liberal Party

$3B ADB lending boost to help end Philippines Muslim rebellion
The online news portal of TV5

Manila, Philippines - The Asian Development Bank is to lend about $3 billion to the Philippines over the …


Aquino pushes for FOI bill a day after SONA

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – It might have come a little too late for some, but President Benigno Aquino III did it, anyway.A day after his …

Freedom of Information

The Philippine Star Digital Edition

Grace: Noy wants me as Mar’s VP

He didn’t have to say a word; his body language said it all: President Aquino wanted Sen. Grace Poe to be the running mate of his preferred successor

Body Language