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 2018-07-21 16:39 

Philippine Star

No need for shouting match with China — Esperon...

The Duterte administration is avoiding a daily "shouting match" with China over the West Philippine Sea but maintained it is protecting the country's territorial integrity and sovereignty, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said ...

 2018-07-21 16:37 

Philippine Star

Napocor seeks higher adjustment on universal charge...

State-run National Power Corp. (Napocor) is seeking a higher adjustment on the universal charge (UC) to cover more than P17 billion in subsidies to power up off-grid areas next year and on account of higher fuel cost as a result of the additional excise t...

 2018-07-21 16:37 

Philippine Star

'Rice import dependence compromising Philippine food security'...

A consumer group claimed the country's continuing dependence on rice importation as well as the proposed rice tariff would only place the Filipino people's food security in greater danger. by Rhodina Villanueva...

 2018-07-21 16:37 

Philippine Star

Philippines active in fight against modern slavery...

The Philippines has an estimated 780,000 of its population living in slavery and is among the leaders in the Asia- Pacific region in responding to the fight against modern slavery, according to the 2018 Global Slavery Index. by Jose Katigbak...

 2018-07-21 16:37 

Philippine Star

Philippines highlights plan for disaster resilience at UN forum...

The Philippines highlighted the government's national development plan for disaster resilience and the shift from disaster response to disaster risk reduction in policies and programs at a UN forum recently. by Pia Lee-Brago...

 2018-07-21 16:34 

Philippine Star

Aventajado resigns from POC post...

Former Philippine Olympic Committee chairman Robert Aventajado has resigned as head of the POC committee on arbitration and disputes. by Abac Cordero...

 2018-07-21 16:00 

Philippine Star

CHR: Deportation order vs Sister Fox 'deeply saddening'...

The Commission on Human Rights on Saturday urged the Bureau of Immigration to review its decision ordering the deportation of an elderly Australian nun who landed in President Rodrigo Duterte's crosshairs. by Ian Nicolas Cigaral...

 2018-07-21 16:00 

Philippine Star

Petron, F2 blitz foes, duel for SLiga jewel...

Petron and F2 Logistics forged another explosive titular showdown as they dismantled their respective semis rivals in straight sets to reach the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference finale last night at the Muntinlupa Sports Center. b...

 2018-07-21 16:00 

Philippine Star

Malaysia raves over Pacquiao...

Newly crowned WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao captivated the Malaysian press and fans with his seventh round stoppage of Lucas Matthysse to wrest the 147-pound crown as a look-alike from Sabah attempted to share the spotlight by making himself ac...

 2018-07-21 16:00 

Philippine Star

Kings thwart E-Painters, go 2-1...

Justin Brownlee came out as Mr. Everything for Barangay Ginebra, running a virtual one-man show as the Gin Kings smothered the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, 75-72, to move on the brink of the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals at the MOA Arena in Pasay Ci...

 2018-07-21 16:00 

Philippine Star

12 teams dispute last VIVO Hoop Battle berths...

Twelve squads gear up for a battle royale at the Fairview Terraces in Novaliches, Quezon City today as they clash for the last two slots in the final stop of the four-leg eliminations leading to the VIVO Hoop Battle Championship Phl Finals....

 2018-07-21 14:34 

Philippine Star

Cone on James Yap: He makes more than he misses...

"He makes more than he misses." by Denison Rey A. Dalupang...

 2018-07-21 13:34 

Philippine Star

Brownlee explodes for 44 points as Gin Kings near PBA Finals...

Justin Brownlee erupted for 44 points to help Barangay Ginebra deny a fightback from Rain or Shine, 75-72, and push the Gin Kings at the brink of securing a Finals berth in Game Three of the PBA Commissioner's Cup semis, Saturday at the Mall of Asia A...

 2018-07-21 10:56 

Philippine Star

DOF hit for low fund utilization, P5-M unauthorized honoraria...

The Commission on Audit has told the Department of Finance to be "more realistic" with its budget proposal as the agency has been posting a low fund utilization rate in the last three years....

 2018-07-21 10:45 

Philippine Star

Lanao del Sur families receive food supplies from ARMM anti-poverty org...

Hundreds of Maranao families affected by last year's hostilities in Marawi City received food from a humanitarian program addressing poverty in impoverished barangays. by John Unson...

 2018-07-21 09:52 

Philippine Star

SWS: Pinoys 'neutral' on BBL...

Majority of Filipinos have "neutral" sentiment over the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, a new poll showed. But the public tends to believe that the new legislation granting more autonomy to the country's Muslim minority could bring peace to the...

 2018-07-21 09:15 

Philippine Star

COA reprimands Manila gov't for P422-M unreleased tax shares of barangays...

The Commission on Audit has called out the Manila City government over the unreleased real property tax (RPT) shares of its 896 barangays amounting P421.847 million, which was due to them in 2017....

 2018-07-21 08:35 

Philippine Star

Abu Sayyaf sub-leader tagged in Sipadan kidnapping nabbed in Zambo...

A sub-leader of the Abu Sayyaf group, reportedly involved in the mass abduction of European and Malaysian tourists off Sipadan 18 years ago, was arrested in law enforcement operation Friday in a coastal village here, according to police official. by Roel ...

 2018-07-21 07:18 

Philippine Star

COA flags P1-M payment to radio reporter for Children's Month...

The Commission on Audit has directed the Council for the Welfare of Children to compel a radio reporter to return the P1.05-million payment he or she received for the consultancy services he or she supposedly rendered in connection with CWC's events i...

 2018-07-21 06:06 

Philippine Star

IOC leader happy with shrinking 2026 Winter Olympic contest...

Despite two possible bidders dropping out in recent weeks, IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body is satisfied with the 2026 Winter Games hosting race. by Graham Dunbar...

 2018-07-21 06:06 

Philippine Star

CIA: China is waging a 'quiet kind of cold war' against US...

China is waging a...

 2018-07-21 05:04 

Philippine Star

Best service over highest bidder for 3rd telco — DICT...

Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. of the Department of Information and Communications Technology has prevailed in his bid to select the new telecommunications player based on the group that can submit the highest committed level of service (HCLOS). by Rainier Alla...

 2018-07-21 04:06 

Philippine Star

Raptors president Ujiri apologizes to departed DeRozan...

Raptors president Masai Ujiri apologized Friday (Saturday in Manila) for a "miscommunication" with four-time All-Star and franchise icon DeMar DeRozan, but Toronto's traded All-Star guard didn't seem quite ready to make amends. by Ian Harr...

 2018-07-21 03:06 

Philippine Star

Director James Gunn fired from 'Guardians 3' over old tweets...

James Gunn was fired Friday as director of...

 2018-07-20 21:06 

Philippine Star

Russia says Putin, Trump discussed referendum in Ukraine...

President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed a possible referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine during their Helsinki summit earlier this week, Russia's ambassador to the U.S. said Friday....

 2018-07-20 19:06 

Philippine Star

Pope removes Honduran bishop accused of sexual misdeeds...

Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of a Honduran bishop accused of sexual misconduct with seminarians, the latest in a series of high-ranking clergy implicated in sexual improprieties with adults under their authority....

 2018-07-20 17:21 

Philippine Star

Sister Patricia Fox to appeal deportation...
 2018-07-20 17:20 

Philippine Star

Tropical Storm 'Inday', new LPA to bring more rains...
 2018-07-20 17:11 

Philippine Star

Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to get P100 billion...
 2018-07-20 17:10 

Philippine Star

Moody's warns of Philippines credit rating downgrade...
 2018-07-20 17:09 

Philippine Star

COA seeks raps vs PCOO execs over ASEAN spending...
 2018-07-20 17:06 

Philippine Star

Trump ready to hit all Chinese imports with tariffs...

President Donald Trump has indicated that he's willing to hit every product imported from China with tariffs, sending U.S. markets sliding before the opening bell Friday....

 2018-07-20 16:50 

Philippine Star

House prepares 2019 'no-election' people's initiative...

Leaders of the House of Representatives are apparently taking steps to launch a people's initiative to legitimize and drum up support for the scrapping of the May 2019 midterm elections. by Jess Diaz...

 2018-07-20 16:50 

Philippine Star

Samuel Martires leads JBC shortlist for next ombudsman...

Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Martires leads the shortlist of candidates for the Ombudsman post. by Evelyn Macairan...

 2018-07-20 16:49 

Philippine Star

Radio commentator shot dead in Albay...

Joey Llana, 38, of dwZR, was pulling out of his house garage in Barangay Peafrancia on his way to work when gunmen opened fire on his black Isuzu sport utility vehicle with plate number RGL-683. by Celso Amo...

 2018-07-20 16:49 

Philippine Star

Lockdown at Batasan for SONA...

The Batasan complex in Quezon City, home of the House of Representatives, is on lockdown for President Duterte's third State of the Nation Adress on Monday. by Jess Diaz...

 2018-07-20 16:36 

Philippine Star

Joma Sison seriously ill security adviser...

Communist Party of the Philippines founding chairman Jose Ma. Sison is sick and dying. by Jaime Laude...

 2018-07-20 16:00 

Philippine Star

Thai takes crown as final round cancelled...

Ploychompoo Wirairungreung of Thailand claimed the ICTSI Champion Tour crown without hitting a shot as organizers cancelled the final round of the $75,000 event at Manila Southwoods due to inclement weather....

 2018-07-20 16:00 

Philippine Star

The STAR Cover (July 21, 2018)...

The STAR Cover (July 21, 2018)...

 2018-07-20 16:00 

Philippine Star

Candidates mulled to replace Blatche...

SBP president Al Panlilio said yesterday the early candidates to replace the suspended Andray Blatche as Gilas' naturalized player for the next three games in the FIBA Asia/Pacific qualifiers for the World Cup are Christian Standhardinger, Jordan Clar...

 2018-07-20 16:00 

Philippine Star

Aces overpower Beermen, stay alive...

The Alaska Milk Aces wanted to live another day and they worked hard for it, pouring everything they've got to stun and conquer titleholder San Miguel Beer, 125-104, in Game Three of their PBA Commissioner's Cup Final Four matchup at the Ynares Sp...

 2018-07-20 16:00 

Philippine Star

COA urges charges vs PCOO execs over ASEAN expenses...
 2018-07-20 13:57 

Philippine Star

Pacquiao is A-okay, says Koncz...

Team Pacquiao is not pushing the panic button following the heartbreaking news that WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is suffering from an "inborn heart problem." by Abac Cordero...

 2018-07-20 13:25 

Philippine Star

Aces stay alive with Game 3 rout of Beermen...

Alaska stuck to their usual game plan, jumping the gun and doubling early on San Miguel Beer in Friday night's semifinals Game Three at the Ynares Center in Antipolo. by Denison Rey A. Dalupang...

 2018-07-20 11:11 

Philippine Star

Moody's keeps Philippines' investment grade but warns of downgrade risks...

Moody's Investors Service on Friday retained its grade and outlook on the Philippines, but warned of risks that could erode the sovereign's credit rating. by Ian Nicolas Cigaral...

 2018-07-20 10:37 

Philippine Star

Robredo ready for Duterte insults at SONA...

Vice President Leni Robredo said that she would still attend President Rodrigo Duterte's State of the Nation Address on Monday despite advice not to for fear that the chief executive would...

 2018-07-20 10:25 

Philippine Star

Gov't agrees to choose 3rd telco based on committed level of service...

Department of Information and Communications Technology Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. on Friday said an oversight body agreed to choose the new major service provider based on committed level of service, resolving an impasse that has delayed the entry o...

 2018-07-20 09:25 

Philippine Star

Sister Fox to appeal deportation order next week...

The camp of Sister Patricia Fox will appeal the Bureau of Immigration's deportation order next week....

 2018-07-20 09:25 

Philippine Star

Rights group: Philippines a 'far more dangerous place' under Duterte...

President Rodrigo Duterte has made the country a "far more dangerous place" in a span of only two years in office, rights group Amnesty International Philippines claimed. by Gaea Katreena Cabico...

 2018-07-20 09:10 

Philippine Star

Thailand seeks control over movies about cave ordeal...

Thailand's military government wants to control how movies portray the ordeal of the young soccer players and their heroic rescue from a flooded cave that drew worldwide interest and the attention of foreign filmmakers....

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