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October 25, 2017 11:23 AM 'Meant to be': Rufa Mae ecstatic over ABS-CBN transfer

MANILA -- After appearing on "Ipaglaban Mo" and making her debut on the weekend sitcom "Home Sweetie Home," Rufa Mae Quinto finally confirmed that she is now a Kapamilya. The comedienne-actress, who has long been associated with rival network, GMA-7, added that she was supposed to jump to ABS-CBN last year if not for her delicate pregnancy 9

October 15, 2017 1:01 AM Tesla fired hundreds of employees in past week

Luxury electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc fired about 400 employees this week, including associates, team leaders and supervisors, a former employee told Reuters on Friday. The dismissals were a result of a company-wide annual review, Tesla said in an emailed statement, without confirming the number of employees leaving the company. "It's about 400 people 22

October 2, 2017 4:31 PM Belying Duterte's claim, DBS Bank says accounts can't be closed online

MANILA, Philippines (First published at 10:46 p.m. on October 2) — A spokesman for DBS Bank in Singapore on Monday said the closure of accounts could not be done online, belying the claim of President Rodrigo Duterte that Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV shut his alleged account through the internet. Duterte alleged on Friday that Trillanes, one of his staunchest

September 29, 2017 1:30 PM Duterte claims Trillanes closed Singapore bank account online

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday made a fresh allegation against Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, claiming that the lawmaker closed his Singapore bank account before he flew to the island-nation and disproved the presidential accusation. Trillanes meanwhile labeled the latest accusation as another of the president's "inventions" and vowed 14

September 16, 2017 7:14 AM ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Sept. 16, 2017)

At least 65 persons, including 10 minors, were rounded up by the authorities from the Caloocan police from Thursday night to Friday morning as they intensified the “Oplan Rody” (Rid the Streets of Drunkards and Youth) in the city. Senior Supt. Jemar Modequillo, Caloocan police chief, said the 10 minors were held for violating the 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew 11

September 3, 2017 6:00 PM US library receives donation of Philippine books

The Library of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, was recently enriched with the donation of books published in the Philippines—authored by economist, historian and Inquirer contributor Benito Legarda Jr. Legarda, a former Central Bank deputy governor, has a B.S. in Social Science degree (magna cum laude) from Georgetown. His donation consisted 7

August 4, 2017 8:39 AM Why Robert Mueller's Grand Jury Isn't a Big Deal—Yet

Legal experts warn not to read too much into a report that special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury as part of his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The decision was likely made for practical reasons, such as making it easier to call witnesses to testify, and does not necessarily indicate that the former FBI chief 9

June 21, 2017 10:32 AM The Note: Dems bruised by big-money Georgia loss

The best defense can be your best offense, which is another way of saying that 2018 will be intense and intriguing every step of the way. Georgia Six will go down as a lesson in wasted resources and missed opportunities for Democrats, a stark reminder of party loyalties and of limitations to what even big, big money can accomplish. It also suggests that one highly 11

June 16, 2017 3:21 AM Congressional Baseball Game is played a day after shooting

'Scalise Strong': Congress puts up united front at charity baseball game after shooting Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Porter Ranch) smiled broadly when asked who he thought would win the 56th annual Congressional Baseball Game. The charity game on Thursday night began on a somber note with a prayer and a moment of silence for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise 6

June 14, 2017 11:25 PM Rep. Steve Scalise and three others shot on a Virginia baseball field in apparent act of political violence

A rare act of apparent political violence disrupted one of Washington’s few remaining bipartisan traditions Wednesday when a gunman — believed to be targeting Republicans — wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and three other people as members of Congress took part in an early morning baseball practice for a charity event. Scalise 11