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No more PUJs next year – Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte warned transport groups that the government would proceed with the modernization of public utility jeepneys amid opposition …

Philippines

Ikalawang araw ng tigil-pasada ng PISTON, umarangkada na

Umarangkada na ang ikalawang araw ng tigil-pasada ng transport group na PISTON.<p>Sa Monumento sa Caloocan, maagang dumating mga tsuper at operator na …

Saguisag regrets law school not expelling Duterte

QUEZON CITY - Former senator Rene Saguisag, who was once a law professor in San Beda College, on Tuesday said he regrets a law school not expelling …

Philippines

Nicole walks out of 'X Factor UK' after Pinoy group eliminated

"The X Factor UK" judge Nicole Scherzinger walked out to show her dissatisfaction with fellow judge Simon Cowell's choice during the Six Chair …

Philippines

Iloilo Int’l Airport resumes operations

Operations of the Iloilo International Airport resumed at 2 p.m. on Monday, based on the the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) …

Aviation

P5 billion alloted for Marawi rehabilitation this year

MANILA, Philippines — The government has allotted P5 billion this year for the reconstruction and repair of war-stricken Marawi City, according to …

Marawi City

73% of Filipinos believe EJKs happened in war on drugs—Pulse Asia

The body of Valien Mendoza, a suspected drug dealer, gunned down by unidentified assailants in Manila in this photo taken on March 7, 2017. …

Philippines

OPINION: Founded on false hopes, sustained by more falsehood

Fake news. We have that in abundance direct from the President himself.<p>Now we have Fake Charge.<p>Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio minced no …

Philippines

Bato apologizes as drug war caused Duterte ratings dip

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa on Wednesday apologized if the police caused the dissatisfaction of …

Philippines

Top Philippine Islamist militant Hapilon killed: defence chief

Leading Islamist militant Isnilon Hapilon, who is on the United States' list of "most wanted terrorists", has been killed in the battle to reclaim a …

Isnilon Hapilon

Are you ‘siga’ enough? Benjie Paras challenges you to an eating battle

MANILA, Philippines — Basketball player turned celebrity Benjie Paras loves to eat. He calls himself “macho ganado,” or someone whose appetite is as …

Philippines

Taiwan to allow visa-free entry for Filipinos starting November

MANILA - Filipinos will be able to travel to Taiwan visa-free, from November 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) …

Philippines

Philippine survey shows big support for Duterte's drugs war

MANILA (Reuters) - Nearly nine out of 10 Filipinos support Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, and almost three quarters believe extrajudicial killings are taking place in the bloody crackdown, an opinion poll showed on Monday.<p>Duterte's signature campaign has killed thousands of …

Asia

New storm 'Paolo' threatens Philippines

MANILA - A new tropical depression may enter the Philippines on Monday, just days after tropical storm Odette caused widespread flooding in Luzon, …

Weather

‘Destabilization is as real as terrorism’

Kabilang sa mga ito ang ilang gunting, patalim at iba pang matutulis na bagay na maaaring gamiting panakit kapag nagkagulo sa piitan

What if? Paras plays with idea of teaming up with Clarkson at Gilas

Photo from Kobe Paras’ Twitter account<p>Rising star Kobe Paras gave Filipino basketball fans something to think about when he posted a photo of himself …

Basketball

‘Our place is no longer safe’

LEGAZPI CITY — We don’t want to be the next victim of summary killings.The post ‘Our place is no longer safe’ appeared first on Inquirer News.

Philippines

Lagman: Duterte threat to establish revolutionary gov’t based on ‘imagined fears’

An opposition lawmaker on Saturday said President Rodrigo Duterte's basis for his threat to declare a revolutionary government is based on …

Sara explains campaign photo with Noy, Mar, cries black propaganda

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Saturday once again took to social media her response to a  "black propaganda" from political …

Anti-Duterte blogger comes out in the open

Now it can be told: Despite the male icon on the Pinoy Ako Blog (PAB) page, Mr. Pinoy is actually a woman. Jover Laurio, whose anonymous blog …

Philippines

Blogger behind Pinoy Ako Blog to bring online bashers to court

MANILA, Philippines—The person behind the Pinoy Ako Blog, which has been at the target of bashing from pro-Duterte bloggers and netizens, will bring …

Philippines

PNP dissolves drug units, shifts focus to ‘riding-in-tandem’ criminals

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has dissolved all its drug enforcement units (DEU) following President Rodrigo Duterte's order tasking the …

Missing P1,000 saves ex-BI officials from plunder rap

MANILA, Philippines — A missing P1,000 allowed former Bureau of Immigration (BI) officials, who figured in a P50-million bribery scandal earlier last …

Philippines

DILG to scrap ‘drop box’ system for drug reporting

The DILG has agreed to scrap the controversial drop box system that allowed residents to anonymously tip off authorities about alleged drug users in …

An Open Letter to Apple CEO Mr. Tim Cook: Immediately remove apps that are promoting war on drugs in the Philippines.

MEDIA RELEASE<p><b>Bangkok (October 10, 2017)</b> – The global community of civil society organizations (CSOs) have released an open letter to Mr. Tim Cook, …

Rights & Freedoms

‘Kung di tayo kikibo, sinong kikibo?’ The hero behind the slogan

In November 1977, students on the UP Diliman campus picked up copies of the Philippine Collegian with a stunningly defiant front page. It featured an …

Philippines

Para sa bayan tuloy ang laban.

Ang alamat ng nawawalang 1000.<p>The best and the brightest na panukala daw.<p>Dahil pinuna ng anak, nireject ang Ina?<p>Unli katangahan ni Asec strikes again!<p>…

Marawi death toll breaches 1,000

MANILA, Philippines – The death toll in Marawi City has breached the 1,000-mark as troops retrieve 22 more bodies in a former enemy stronghold inside …