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January 13, 2019 2:32 AM Legarda: Senate Will Prioritize Passage of 2019 Budget

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, today said that the Senate will prioritize the passage of the proposed 2019 national budget when session resumes on Monday, January 14. Legarda said that the Senate will continue to hold marathon sessions to ensure immediate approval of the 2019 budget. Upon resumption of session, the budget 77

January 9, 2019 7:28 AM 'Game of Thrones' confirms prequel series, cast and director

A spin-off series to the 'GoT' world will reportedly tell the tales of Westeros' dark history, White Walker origins, and other legends MANILA, Philippines – As the final season of HBO hit Game of Thrones draws near, HBO is making sure that the GoT fever won't be dying down anytime soon. HBO announced that a spin-off prequel series to the popular Game of Thrones 105

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 112

December 30, 2018 7:56 AM WATCH: Jones reclaims UFC title, Nunes KOs Cyborg in 51 seconds

Jon Jones makes a winning return as Amanda Nunes becomes the first female fighter to hold two belts simultaneously MANILA, Philippines – Jon Jones reclaims the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight title as Amanda Nunes also pulled off a stunning win to become the first woman to hold two belts simultaneously on Saturday, December 29 (Sunday 71

December 27, 2018 10:31 AM Pringle at forefront of PBA MVP race, Fajardo running 2nd

The San Miguel giant, though, is still the favorite to win the league's top individual award thanks to two Best Player of the Conference plums last season TOP HONOR. NorthPort's Stanley Pringle and San Miguel's June Mar Fajardo vie for the MVP award. File photos from PBA Images (Pringle) and Josh Albelda (Fajardo) MANILA, Philippines – As the PBA wrapped 71

December 2, 2018 4:21 PM LOOK: Ateneans camp out overnight for Ateneo-U.P. Finals Game 2 tickets

MANILA, Philippines – It may be final exams week for Ateneans, but they're all going out to support the Ateneo Blue Eagles who are looking to sweep the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons in the UAAP Season 81 best-of-three finals series on Wednesday, December 5, at the Araneta Coliseum. And to what extent is this support? They will be camping 64

November 26, 2018 5:39 AM UK Parliament seizes internal Facebook documents on privacy, data handling

The internal documents are said to include emails between senior Facebook staff, and express the decisions they made prior to the Cambridge Analytica breach, as well as what Facebook higher-ups knew about the company's privacy policies MANILA, Philippines – The British Parliament seized internal Facebook documents from the CEO of a US app developer engaged 79

November 19, 2018 8:58 AM UAAP: Juan Gomez de Liaño named Player of the Week

The sophomore guard helps the UP Fighting Maroons reach the UAAP Final Four for the first time in 21 years Reigning four-time UAAP girls' champion National University swept UP Integrated School, 25-5, 25-20, 25-10, to stay perfect Sunday, November 18, in Season 81 of the high school volleyball tournament at the FEU-Diliman Gym. Jessa Ordiales had 8 points 80

November 18, 2018 9:25 AM FEU forces Final Four playoff vs La Salle

The FEU Tamaraws blow out the undermanned Adamson Falcons to stay alive in the UAAP Final Four hunt MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University made the most of a lucky break to keep its UAAP Season 81 campaign alive. The Tamaraws came out charging from the get-go against an Adamson Falcons side that played minus its top two scorers to cruise to an 82-56 victory 45

November 17, 2018 12:09 AM Poe: Insurance coverage of buses, jeeps to continue, benefits doubled

The insurance coverage of public utility vehicles (PUVs) will extend past its expiration on Nov. 18 for the protection of the riding public, Sen. Grace Poe said. A few days before the insurance cover of buses and jeepneys lapsed, Poe said the Insurance Commission (IC) issued Circular Letter 2018-59 dated Nov. 15 that effectively implements a status quo on the Passenger 78