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  • Philippines, Thailand eye stronger defense, economic ties

    March 22, 2017 3:12 AM 5

    BANGKOK – The leaders of the Philippines and Thailand have vowed to strengthen their defense and economic cooperation and reaffirmed their commitment to work together to address common concerns. In a bilateral meeting described as “productive and fruitful,” President Rodrigo Duterte and Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha stressed that they have a joint

  • When might you get Alzheimer’s? New gene test may tell

    March 22, 2017 2:46 AM 4

    MIAMI, United States — International researchers said Tuesday they have found a way to assess a person’s genetic risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by a given age, a tool that could lead to better diagnosis and treatment. The report in the journal PLOS Medicine was based on genetic data from more than 70,000 Alzheimer’s patients and elderly people

  • What's All the Fuss Over the Red iPhone 7?

    March 22, 2017 1:27 AM 10

    The iPhone 8 isn’t out yet, but Apple revealed another surprise. Last night, they announced a special-edition red iPhone 7. It will be available in iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models, and only in 128 GB and 256 GB storage options. The price will start at $749 for the iPhone 7 and $869 for 7 Plus. Meanwhile, there are no new software features included in the phone

  • Lim yields, faces raps

    March 21, 2017 7:51 PM 7

    CEBU, Philippines — Cases have been filed against David Chua Lim, Jr., the man who shot a nurse during a road altercation dawn last Sunday. He is facing two cases, frustrated murder and illegal possession of ammunition, filed by the Cebu City Police Office. Lim, 28, a businessman, surrendered to the police at around 2 a.m. yesterday. “Sinurrender ng kanyang

  • Call for Auditions for ‘Tagalog 2017’

    March 21, 2017 5:25 PM 7

    SAN FRANCISCO — Tagalog is in its second year, and Bindlestiff Studio is looking for nine performers who are able to commit to rehearsals in May and June and a three-week run in July. 1 Male in his 20’s to early 30’s — Tagalog speaker preferred, must prepare song for audition. 1 Male in his late 30’s and early 40’s — Tagalog speaker preferred, prepare

  • Philippines prepares protest vs China over Panatag

    March 21, 2017 4:50 PM 8

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines is preparing to formally protest China’s plan to install a radar station at Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal in violation of a ruling by a United Nations-backed international tribunal declaring the shoal a common fishing ground outside any country’s jurisdiction. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said the administration’s

  • Bato: I did not read Leni’s ‘palit-ulo’ letter

    March 21, 2017 4:43 PM 3

    Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Tuesday said Vice President Leni Robredo did not inquire about the alleged “palit-ulo” (head swapping) scheme from the police organization when she wrote to ask about the statistics on the war against drugs. Dela Rosa said he did not read Robredo’s letter because it was addressed

  • Road rage suspect in Cebu City surrenders to regional police

    March 21, 2017 4:16 PM 5

    CEBU CITY—It took a top Palace official’s intervention to bring in a road rage suspect here, scion of one of the city’s wealthiest families, in a surrender arrangement that caught city police and officials by surprise. While most Cebuanos slept, David Lim Jr. turned himself in to the regional police at 2 a.m. on Tuesday. Lim was identified as the driver

  • ABS-CBN 2016 profit jumps 39% to P3.5B

    March 21, 2017 4:10 PM 5

    ABS-CBN Corp. saw profits surge last year, with a big boost coming from election-related advertising ahead of the May 9 presidential polls. The company, which still derives 57 percent of revenue from television ads, said net income last year hit P3.5 billion, up 39 percent year-on-year. Full year revenue hit P41.6 billion, up 9 percent. The company said advertising

  • Infra projects get P16-M fund from Supplemental Budget 1

    March 21, 2017 4:06 PM 4

    INFRASTRUCTURE projects had the largest allocation of P16 million under the development fund of the Supplemental Budget (SB) 1. Under the P428.17 million SB 1, which was approved last week, around P28.7 million was allocated to the Davao City’s development fund wherein P12.7 million is budgeted for non-infrastructure projects while P16 million for infrastructure