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2 Filipino crewmen taken off Basilan

Mar 23, 2017 - 8:13 PM

They were taken on Thursday, March 23, the same day the Philippine Navy rescued two Malaysian hostages of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Sulu

2 Filipino crewmen taken off Basilan

Archbishop Villegas backs Matobato, Lascañas

Mar 23, 2017 - 7:42 PM

In his Lenten message, Archbishop Socrates Villegas presents 'true stories of conversion' from self-confessed hitmen Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascañas

Archbishop Villegas backs Matobato, Lascañas

Metro Pacific clarifies funding amid drop in share price

Mar 23, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Metro Pacific management clarifies that the conglomerate will not conduct a capital raising exercise in the near future

Metro Pacific clarifies funding amid drop in share price

Senate pays tribute to 'selfless, dedicated' Leticia Ramos-Shahani

Mar 23, 2017 - 6:35 PM

'I also learned from her that the only thing in life that we can be is to be kind,' says former senator Rene Saguisag in his eulogy, delivered at the necrological rites for his former colleague

Senate pays tribute to 'selfless, dedicated' Leticia Ramos-Shahani

BSP gives public more time to exchange old peso bills

Mar 23, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Filipinos now have until June 30, 2017 to exchange their New Design Series (NDS) banknotes. After June 30, these bills will have no monetary value.

BSP gives public more time to exchange old peso bills

Tough-talking Dela Rosa nervous about son's PNPA entry

Mar 23, 2017 - 5:16 PM

PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa's only son is set to join the Philippine National Police Academy

Tough-talking Dela Rosa nervous about son's PNPA entry

Duterte says he would 'die' for Manny Villar

Mar 23, 2017 - 3:14 PM

'Puwede ako magpakamatay sa kanya. Kasi mabait eh,' says the President of former senator Manny Villar, who accompanies Duterte during his Thailand trip

Duterte says he would 'die' for Manny Villar

News Briefs: March 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:32 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday, March 23

News Briefs: March 23, 2017

2 Malaysian Abu Sayyaf hostages rescued in Sulu

Mar 23, 2017 - 1:53 PM

(UPDATED) The rescued hostages are among the 5 Malaysian crewmen of Tugboat Serudung 3, who were kidnapped in July 2016 off the coast of Lahad Datu in Sabah

2 Malaysian Abu Sayyaf hostages rescued in Sulu

12th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge launched

Mar 23, 2017 - 1:44 PM

More than P250,000 in cash prizes await winners

12th Philippine Sudoku Super Challenge launched

Robredo video not played at UN meeting, DFA says

Mar 23, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's video was instead screened in one of a hundred side events and exhibits mounted by NGOs, the DFA explains

Robredo video not played at UN meeting, DFA says

Remain vigilant, PH embassy advises Filipinos after London attack

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:16 AM

Philippine embassy in London says so far there has been no report of Filipinos affected by the incident

Remain vigilant, PH embassy advises Filipinos after London attack

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 23, 2017

Mar 23, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 23, 2017

#SharePH Summer 2017 contest: What's your local travel adventure?

Mar 23, 2017 - 7:00 AM

Join the #SharePH Summer 2017 contest and tell us about your exciting trip through blogs, photos, and videos!

#SharePH Summer 2017 contest: What's your local travel adventure?

Pinoy boxer Romero Duno signs with Golden Boy Promotions

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:51 AM

The Filipino knockout puncher has been signed by Oscar de la Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions

Pinoy boxer Romero Duno signs with Golden Boy Promotions

#DuterteLive: Recap of Myanmar and Thailand trips

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:51 AM

Watch live appearances of President Rodrigo Duterte

#DuterteLive: Recap of Myanmar and Thailand trips

Low pressure area off Luzon dissipates

Mar 22, 2017 - 11:50 PM

With the LPA gone, expect generally good weather on Thursday, March 23, with just isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms

Low pressure area off Luzon dissipates

Why Duterte reminds Thais of Thaksin and his drug war

Mar 22, 2017 - 11:48 PM

Thailand's ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra also waged a deadly and controversial drug war in 2003. Here's how it's similar to Duterte's.

Why Duterte reminds Thais of Thaksin and his drug war

Barroca scores 17 as Star blows past ice-cold Phoenix

Mar 22, 2017 - 9:37 PM

Star pulls off the victory as Phoenix runs out of fuel in the fourth quarter

Barroca scores 17 as Star blows past ice-cold Phoenix

China denies plans to build on Scarborough Shoal

Mar 22, 2017 - 9:30 PM

The Chinese Foreign Ministry denies Beijing will set up an environmental monitoring station on the shoal in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea)

China denies plans to build on Scarborough Shoal

Alaska takes care of Blackwater for second win

Mar 22, 2017 - 6:38 PM

Alaska makes it two wins in a row

Alaska takes care of Blackwater for second win

FACT CHECK: Was Robredo's UN video a basis for EU warning?

Mar 22, 2017 - 6:34 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte, not Vice President Leni Robredo, is the highest official mentioned by the EU Parliament in its resolution against extrajudicial killings

FACT CHECK: Was Robredo's UN video a basis for EU warning?

News Briefs: March 22, 2017

Mar 22, 2017 - 5:51 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday, March 22

News Briefs: March 22, 2017

LOOK BACK: When the Philippines didn't have a vice president

Mar 22, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Throughout Philippine history, there have been several periods when the president didn't have a second-in-command

LOOK BACK: When the Philippines didn't have a vice president

Leticia Ramos Shahani: Defend the Philippines

Mar 22, 2017 - 3:53 PM

'We are a maritime power, but we have to prove it and work towards that,' the late Leticia Ramos Shahani says in one of her last public appearances

Leticia Ramos Shahani: Defend the Philippines

Tourism chief Teo asks Robredo, media to 'tone down' statements on killings

Mar 22, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Strong statements against extrajudicial killings in the country are making it difficult for the tourism department to promote the Philippines, says DOT chief Wanda Teo

Tourism chief Teo asks Robredo, media to 'tone down' statements on killings

PH asks China to clarify building plans on Scarborough

Mar 22, 2017 - 1:27 PM

The Philippines will decide on its next move after China replies to its March 20 letter, says Acting Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo

PH asks China to clarify building plans on Scarborough

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 22, 2017

Mar 22, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 22, 2017

Aquino, Hontiveros seek probe into PNP, funeral homes conspiracy

Mar 22, 2017 - 9:32 AM

Senators Risa Hontiveros and Paolo Benigno Aquino IV say there is a need to protect victims' families from excessive funeral expenses that benefit corrupt cops

Aquino, Hontiveros seek probe into PNP, funeral homes conspiracy

LPA to bring heavy rain to Quezon, Marinduque

Mar 21, 2017 - 10:35 PM

State weather bureau PAGASA warns flash floods and landslides are possible in the two provinces

LPA to bring heavy rain to Quezon, Marinduque

Duterte, Thailand's Prayut affirm defense, economic cooperation

Mar 21, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The joint committee on military cooperation is expected to address the two leaders' concerns on transnational crimes, including the spread of illegal drugs

Duterte, Thailand's Prayut affirm defense, economic cooperation

Pagcor imposes 5-year moratorium on new Metro Manila casinos

Mar 21, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The gaming regulator makes the decision in response to a position letter from investors, seeking 'breathing space' for the market to mature

Pagcor imposes 5-year moratorium on new Metro Manila casinos

Duterte urges completion of South China Sea rules

Mar 21, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Amid his warm approach to China, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte emphasizes respect for freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea

Duterte urges completion of South China Sea rules

Don't believe Robredo, Pagcor chief tells ASEAN gaming summit

Mar 21, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The Philippines is one of the best places to invest in, Andrea Domingo tells potential investors. Ignore the noise, she adds.

Don't believe Robredo, Pagcor chief tells ASEAN gaming summit

Maute group, oral arguments, Park | Evening wRap

Mar 21, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

Maute group, oral arguments, Park | Evening wRap

Max's Group to bring Yellow Cab Pizza to Brunei, Malaysia

Mar 21, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The Philippines' largest casual dining operator will open at least 10 Yellow Cab Pizza stores in Brunei and Malaysia within 5 years

Max's Group to bring Yellow Cab Pizza to Brunei, Malaysia

Australia vs Duterte? 'Just difference in perspective,' Abella says

Mar 21, 2017 - 6:12 PM

There 'was no contradiction' between President Rodrigo Duterte and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says

Australia vs Duterte? 'Just difference in perspective,' Abella says

If the VP is impeached, who takes over?

Mar 21, 2017 - 6:01 PM

(UPDATED) The 1987 Constitution says the president can nominate a member of Congress to assume the vice presidency in the event the position becomes vacant

If the VP is impeached, who takes over?

De Lima's close-in cops did not see notary public in Crame – Calida

Mar 21, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Affidavits executed by cops assigned to Senator Leila de Lima on February 24 and the detained lawmaker's notary public tell different stories

De Lima's close-in cops did not see notary public in Crame – Calida

Why Dela Rosa didn’t get Robredo's letter to PNP

Mar 21, 2017 - 5:14 PM

Is a clerical error to blame?

Why Dela Rosa didn’t get Robredo's letter to PNP

Singapore says it respects Philippines' drug war

Mar 21, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Singaporean Ambassador Kok Li Peng also sees in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte the 'political will and determination' of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore says it respects Philippines' drug war

AFP contradicts PNP on Maute presence in Metro Manila

Mar 21, 2017 - 4:40 PM

(UPDATED) Members of the ISIS-inspired group are not in the country's capital, based on military intelligence

AFP contradicts PNP on Maute presence in Metro Manila

News Briefs: March 21, 2017

Mar 21, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Tuesday, March 21

News Briefs: March 21, 2017

Heavy rain in parts of Mimaropa, CamNorte, Quezon due to LPA

Mar 21, 2017 - 11:46 AM

State weather bureau PAGASA warns the low pressure area could trigger flash floods and landslides on Tuesday, March 21

Heavy rain in parts of Mimaropa, CamNorte, Quezon due to LPA

PNP confirms Maute Group terror cell in Metro Manila

Mar 21, 2017 - 11:40 AM

(UPDATED) 'This discovery leads us to believe that the Maute Group has already established a presence in Metro Manila,' says PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa

PNP confirms Maute Group terror cell in Metro Manila

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 21, 2017

Mar 21, 2017 - 9:43 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Tuesday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 21, 2017

Duterte, Dela Rosa, Arroyo | Evening wRap

Mar 20, 2017 - 10:11 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Ana Arceo

Duterte, Dela Rosa, Arroyo | Evening wRap

Phoenix taps Jameel McKay in lieu of Puerto Rico-bound Eugene Phelps

Mar 20, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The 24-year-old McKay arrived 11 am on Monday, March 20, and already practiced with the team in the afternoon

Phoenix taps Jameel McKay in lieu of Puerto Rico-bound Eugene Phelps

LPA to bring heavy rain to Eastern Visayas on Tuesday

Mar 20, 2017 - 7:35 PM

The low pressure area is 30 kilometers southwest of Catbalogan, Samar as of Monday afternoon, March 20

LPA to bring heavy rain to Eastern Visayas on Tuesday

5 ways Duterte can defend Scarborough without going to war

Mar 20, 2017 - 5:53 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's statements are feared to encourage China to build on Scarborough

5 ways Duterte can defend Scarborough without going to war