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August 18, 2018 11:02 AM GFriend postpones Manila concert after NAIA runway closure

MANILA—South Korean girl group Gfriend's Manila concert has been postponed after a Chinese passenger plane that slid off the main runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) disrupted flight operations, the group's agency Source Music announced Saturday. In a post on Korean online platform Naver, Source Music said the concert, set originally 5

August 18, 2018 7:30 AM Filipino 'prosumers' want brands to tackle social issues – study

A new type of Filipino consumer that is socially aware is on the rise, and businesses have to keep up with them to stay relevant MANILA, Philippines– Calls to boycott brands engaging in unfair labor practices and the growing popularity of environment-friendly items are just some of the latest trends in business, according to a study, and brands have to adapt 4

August 18, 2018 7:24 AM Alejano: PH should learn from US, Colombia in fight vs drugs

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol – The victory in the war on drugs of President Duterte remains elusive, according to Rep. Gary Alejano of the Magdalo party-list group. The war on drugs is like a band-aid applied to wounds. It is meant only to stop the bleeding and would not cure the wound, Alejano said. “We should now all accept that, you can’t totally eliminate 4

August 17, 2018 10:22 AM Hold departure order issued vs Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa, 2 others

MANILA - A local court on Friday issued a hold departure order against drug suspects Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Go Lim and two others following their indictment for alleged conspiracy to engage in the narcotics trade. The Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 65 granted the request from the Department of Justice days after ordering the arrest of Espinosa 5

August 17, 2018 7:13 AM Antitrust body OKs Robinsons Retail's acquisition of Rustan Supercenter shares

MANILA - The Philippine Competition Commission on Friday approved the acquisition by Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc of shares in Rustan Supercenters Inc. The acquisition does not result in a substantial lessening of competition in the relevant market, the Philippine Competition Commission said in its decision dated Aug. 16th. "There are sufficient competitive 4

August 17, 2018 1:45 AM World Cup champion France tops FIFA rankings; Germany 15th

FILE – In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris lifts the trophy after France won 4-2 during the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. World Cup winner France reclaims the No. 1 spot in the FIFA rankings for the first time in 16 years after defeating 6

August 16, 2018 12:05 PM Reese Witherspoon, Keith Urban on board for cancer telethon

This combination photo shows, top row from left, Ed helms, Bradley Cooper, Reese Witherspoon and Keith Urban, and bottom row from left, Mahershala Ali, Jennifer Garner, Maria Menounos and Marg Helgenberger, who are among the stars joining the sixth Stand Up To Cancer telethon on Sept. 7. Cooper is returning as co-executive producer of the live, hour-long 5

August 16, 2018 9:00 AM Fil-Chinese businessmen not in favor of 2nd tax reform package: officials

MANILA - Members of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industries are not in favor of the second package of tax reforms being pushed by the government, officials of the business group said on Thursday. Domingo Yap, president of the business federation, said they are wary of the effects of TRAIN 2 after the first tax reform package 7

August 16, 2018 8:55 AM Philippines not yet ready for cash-based budget in 2019: analyst

MANILA - The Philippines is not yet ready to shift to a cash-based budget next year, a budget consultant said Thursday, a day after the House of Representatives decided to resume deliberations on the proposed appropriations following a compromise with the budget department. Under a cash-based budget, only projects that can be completed within one fiscal 6

August 16, 2018 8:28 AM Minnesota deputies rescue women stranded on unicorn raft

STARK, Minn. (AP) — It was not a fairy tale, but a rescue on a Minnesota lake did involve a rainbow unicorn. A sheriff’s deputy and a reserve deputy from the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office spotted a group of five women on a large, inflatable rainbow unicorn floating on Fish Lake on Saturday. KMSP-TV reports the deputies pulled their squad car over and asked 5