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April 12, 2018 9:18 AM Catholic faithful mourn passing of Cebu Monsignor Carlito Puno

CEBU CITY-Tears flowed as the remains of Msgr. Carlito Puno left Cebu City on Thursday. “It’s painful that he’s gone but the love and generosity he [has] shown will open the doors of heaven for him,” said Fr. Erik Orio in his homily during a send-off Mass at the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. His body was brought to the Archdiocesan Museum of Cebu past 7 a.m. before 4

February 4, 2018 4:00 PM Meet Mr. and Miss RP 2018 winners

MANILA, Philippines — The Mr. and Miss Republic of the Philippines 2018 winners were crowned at the Grand Ballroom of Sofitel Philippine Plaza on Feb. 1. From left): Excelsa de Jesus (Miss RP-International), John Carlo Morales and Thamara Alexandria Pacursa (Mr. and Miss RP-Luzon), Dennis Malones and Cindy Dumol (Mr. and Miss RP 2018), Jay Lester Abrenica 12

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 16

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 28

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 1

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 18

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 19

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 8

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 14

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