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February 24, 2017 4:58 AM NUPL: De Lima a political prisoner? Others jailed for far nobler causes

MANILA, Philippines — The National Union of People's Lawyers on Friday played down Sen. Leila De Lima's arrest on drug charges, saying there are other political prisoners in jail "for far nobler causes." In a statement, NUPL, which represents activists, farmers and peace consultants, said that it is "disgracefully hypocritical to glamorize or romanticize 3

February 24, 2017 12:42 AM We want Waymo money from you! Uber sued for 'stealing self-driving car' blueprints from Alphabet

How could app maker's week get any worse? Glad you asked Alphabet's self-driving car outfit and Google stablemate Waymo is suing Uber, alleging theft of trade secrets and patent infringement. Waymo claims one of its former executives who now works at Uber stole more than 14,000 confidential documents related to LiDAR mapping and navigation systems for use in autonomous 4

February 23, 2017 8:58 PM Bills targeting transgender bathroom access are floundering

The bills have taken on a new significance this week following the decision by President Donald Trump's administration to revoke an Obama-era federal directive instructing public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms of their chosen gender. Many conservative leaders hailed the assertions by top Trump appointees that the issue 4

February 23, 2017 4:00 PM Motorcycle industry revs up for faster growth this year

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine motorcycle industry is targeting to grow as much as 15 percent this year as it expects to overtake Thailand’s annual sales volume. Motorcycle Development Program Participants Association (MDPPA) officials said yesterday industry sales are forecast to accelerate 12 percent to 15 percent to 1.8 million to 1.9 million 6

February 23, 2017 12:13 PM EXPLAINER: What is Leila de Lima being accused of?

Take a look at the DOJ's drug charges against Senator Leila de Lima Section 5 of the Dangerous Drugs Act, which penalizes the "sale, trading, administration, dispensation, delivery, distribution and transportation of illegal drugs." According to the charge sheet, between November 2012 and March 2013, De Lima and former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officer-in-charge 3

February 23, 2017 10:43 AM Pro-Duterte rallies set Feb. 25 in Mindanao, Manila, overseas

This file photo from 2016 shows the supporters of then Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte urging him to run for President. The same groups that helped him win the presidency will hold rallies in Rizal Park or Luneta in Manila, Davao City and other parts of Mindanao and in various countries in a show of force on Feb. 25. (RADYO INQUIRER FILE PHOTO) Constancio 6

February 23, 2017 9:13 AM China vowed not to build on Scarborough Shoal – Yasay

The Philippines is 'happy and assured' that China will not construct on the disputed Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea SEA DISPUTE. Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr says China vowed not to build on the disputed Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). MANILA, Philippines 2

February 23, 2017 7:01 AM Maguindanao town councilor nabbed for drug pushing

COTABATO CITY – Anti-narcotics operatives arrested Thursday afternoon a town councilor in Maguindanao for alleged drug trafficking two weeks after lawmen arrested a barangay chairwoman for drug pushing. Bryan Babang, director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PDEA-ARMM), said anti-narcotics agents 3

February 23, 2017 6:47 AM Scientists discover 7 earth-sized exoplanets around nearby star

Xinhua · Thursday, February 23, 2017 · 8:33 am LOS ANGELES — A compact analogue of our inner solar system about 40 light years away has been discovered, the U.S. space station NASA announced at a press conference on Wednesday. “The discovery gives us a hint that finding a second earth is not just a matter of if but when,” Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate 4

February 23, 2017 5:46 AM De Lima to Aguirre: Prove P100M bribe offer

Senator Leila de Lima posed this challenge on Thursday to Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, who claimed that high profile inmates were offered P100 million to recant their testimonies against her. Several inmates have testified at the House of Representatives linking De Lima in illegal drugs when she was still justice secretary. “I could not help but laugh 4