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January 15, 2019 7:26 AM Hanjin crisis threatens banks' credit ratings – Moody's

Debt watcher Moody's says the loan exposure of 5 Philippine banks is a credit negative and will drive credit costs higher MANILA, Philippines – The loan exposure of 5 of the country's biggest banks to South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines may drag down their credit ratings and drive credit costs higher, the latest 213

January 15, 2019 6:10 AM Hontiveros bill pushes Universal Social Pension for Senior Citizens

Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros is pushing for a Senate bill which will create a universal social pension system for all senior citizens (or those 65 years old and above), to help elderly Filipinos and their families better meet their daily needs. Hontiveros, who serves as vice-chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, filed Senate Bill No. 2138, or the "Lingap 260

January 14, 2019 4:38 AM Egg photo tops Kylie Jenner for most-liked Instagram post of all time

A silly post explicitly created to beat Kylie Jenner's record-holding post is a hit among netizens – The world of viral internet content is off to a ridiculous start this year as a photo of an egg becomes the most-liked Instagram post of all time, beating American celebrity Kylie Jenner’s February 2018 post. has 18.2 million likes as of writing. The egg photo 112

January 10, 2019 6:11 AM Pimentel: New Bulacan airport to kick off provincial development 'domino effect'

Senate Trade and Commerce Chair Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III today welcomed a proposal to build a new airport in Bulacan, saying the project would kick off "a domino effect" of development in the province that would provide economic opportunities for millions of Filipinos outside Metro Manila. "President Duterte is right; Metro Manila is in the ICU (intensive 143

January 7, 2019 4:20 AM WATCH: Soccer star Wayne Rooney arrested for public intoxication

The former Manchester United star has paid the fine for the misdemeanor stemming from a Washington airport incident WASHINGTON, USA – Former England and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney was arrested last month for being drunk and swearing in public and paid a $25 fine Friday, according to multiple reports Sunday, January 6. Court records obtained 112

January 6, 2019 2:18 AM Tribes, groups vie for P1.7M in Kalibo's Ati-Atihan festival

The festival organizer is expecting around 4,500 drummers and dancers to participate in the 2019 Sadsad Ati-Atihan contest AKLAN, Philippines – A total of P1.758 million will be given to winners of the 2019 Sadsad Ati-Atihan contest, as part of a festival to honor Señor Santo Niño de Kalibo this January. Tribes in the "tribal big" category will get the lion's 120

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 110

January 3, 2019 8:27 AM Windows 10 edges out Windows 7 as most popular operating system

MANILA, Philippines – Windows 7, Microsoft's nearly 10-year-old operating system, has been dislodged as the most popular OS. Information on the market share of the various OS types was released in the latest Net Applications report. According to the report, Windows 10 now has 39.22% market share compared to Windows 7, which has 36.9%. Mac OS X 10.14 is a distant 127

December 30, 2018 2:25 PM WATCH: At 43, Tiger roars back

As Tiger Woods turns 43 years old, here’s a look back at the incredible 2018 comeback of the golf superstar PARIS, France – Tiger Woods snatched plenty of golfing headlines in 2018 with his remarkable comeback after years in the wilderness. Woods claimed his first tournament victory since 2013 in front of raucous galleries at the Tour Championship, before 117

December 29, 2018 4:46 AM NEDA: Japan still Philippines' top ODA provider

Japan's loans and grants to the Philippines in the first 3 quarters of 2018 reached $5.98 billion or more than 40% of the total Official Development Assistance received by the Philippines during the period MANILA, Philippines – Japan remained as the Philippines’ biggest source of official development assistance (ODA) as of the third quarter of 2018, the National 96