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January 14, 2019 4:23 AM Nancy wants OSG to review contracts of data mgmt providers dealing with PH govt

In light of the passport data breach, and to further protect the privacy of individuals, Sen. Nancy Binay today called on the solicitor general to review the contracts of government's data management providers. Binay wants the Office of the Solicitor General to review all contracts of government agencies with third-party software and data management 88

January 12, 2019 11:46 AM No way but down for Broner, says Team Pacquiao

Strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune thinks Manny Pacquiao has gotten stronger but has kept his speed HOLLYWOOD, USA – For Justin Fortune, there’s no way for Adrien Broner to go but down. According to Fortune, the fate of the American challenger will depend on what form and condition he will bring to the ring against Manny Pacquiao in their 83

January 9, 2019 11:43 AM Malaysia Dragons deal Alab Pilipinas' 1st loss in ABL stunner

Alab Pilipinas import Renaldo Balkman winds up doing the heavy lifting as local support goes cold on the road MANILA, Philippines – The Westports Malaysia Dragons successfully defended their home floor after a stunning 72-71 win over defending ABL champion San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, January 9. The Dragons prevented a losing 106

January 8, 2019 5:39 AM Supreme Court to hold oral arguments on 2019 martial law extension

The Supreme Court has decided to hold fresh oral arguments on the validity of re-extending martial law in Mindanao up to the end of 2019, Rappler has learned. Oral arguments will be held on January 22 and 23, according an informed source. The 17th Congress voted 235-28-1 on December 12 to reextend President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law in Mindanao to yearend 114

January 6, 2019 1:42 PM Alab Pilipinas stays perfect after easy win vs Wolf Warriors

MANILA, Philippines – The San Miguel Alab Pilipinas welcomed the New Year with a 105-95 win over the lowly Zhuhai Wolf Warriors in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) at the Lapu-Lapu Gym in Cebu on Sunday, January 6. The defending champions steadily cruised to a perfect 5-0 record after the wire-to-wire win versus the Warriors, who were simply overmatched 80

January 5, 2019 1:41 AM Djokovic crashes out of Qatar Open

Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut shocks world No. 1 Novak Djokovic to advance to the final round DOHA, Qatar – Novak Djokovic lost surprisingly in Doha, beaten in the Qatar Open semifinal by world No. 24 Roberto Bautista Agut, 6-3, 6-7 (8/6), 6-4, on Friday, January 4. The Serb fell to his first defeat of the season in a high-quality contest lasting more than 2 1/2 hours 71

January 4, 2019 1:59 PM Bicol farmers affected by Usman to get soft loans, aid

At least 28,714 farmers and 30,900.07 hectares in Bicol were affected by Usman and the tail end of the cold front ALBAY, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA) will be providing soft loans of at least P25,000 and aid of P5,000 to each farmer in the Bicol region whose crops were destroyed by flooding and landslides caused by Tropical Depression 84

January 3, 2019 12:27 PM A real roasting: Coffee startup Luckin set to overtake Starbucks in China

Just a year in the business, Luckin Coffee will open 2,500 stores this year to dislodge Starbucks and become China's largest coffee chain BEIJING, China – After only a year in business, startup Luckin Coffee said Thursday, January 3, it will open 2,500 stores this year to dislodge Starbucks and become China's largest coffee chain. The company said it plans 77

January 3, 2019 5:17 AM Netflix reminds viewers: Don't hurt yourself with 'Bird Box' challenge

Netflix can't believe it has to warn people not to go around doing things blindfolded, either MANILA, Philippines – When entertainment giant Netflix released the dystopian thriller Bird Box, you can be sure they wanted it to be streamed by the millions and quite possibly, go viral. What it didn't want, however, was for it to birth a "challenge" that can pose an actual 87

December 30, 2018 10:53 AM China to mark Year of the Pig with 'Peppa Pig' movie

A new film titled 'Peppa Pig Celebrates Chinese New Year' is set for release in February 2019 BEIJING, China – China is set to mark the Year of the Pig with a film starring Peppa Pig, despite a backlash against the popular British cartoon character earlier this year. A government document listing upcoming movie projects shows a new film in the works 76