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November 29, 2018 10:06 AM Margaret Atwood to release 'Handmaid's Tale' sequel

'The Testaments' is scheduled for release on September 2019 OTTAWA, Canada – Canadian author Margaret Atwood said Wednesday, November 28, she will publish a sequel to her novel The Handmaid's Tale next year, taking readers deeper into her vision of a dystopian America ruled by a misogynistic theocracy. Atwood said the new book, The Testaments, will pursue 103

November 28, 2018 3:58 PM Sean Manganti bids farewell to Adamson: 'I love you forever'

Even though he’s no longer the team’s emotional driving force next season, the Adamson captain expects the Falcons to remain a contender But unfortunately for Adamson star Sean Manganti, it didn't go the Falcons' way. With UP’s sneaky entry to the UAAP Season 81 Finals, Adamson was left as the only team that has yet to make it to the championship round 74

October 16, 2018 3:04 AM Con-com spox, 11 party mates file COCs for senators

The spokesperson of the Consultative Committee (Con-com), tasked by President Rodrigo Duterte to review the Constitution for the proposed shift of government to federalism, has filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator. Ding Generoso filed on Tuesday his COC at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office in Intramuros, Manila with 11 party 60

October 9, 2018 6:29 AM Australia mulls banning some immigrants from biggest cities

CANBERRA, Australia — Starting a new life in Australia might not come with views of the Sydney Opera House or surfing at Sydney’s Bondi Beach with the government considering a ban on some immigrants from settling in big cities. Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population Alan Tudge said Tuesday that his government wants to cut the number 67

September 10, 2018 4:47 AM Villar questions loan program for farmers

A lawmaker questioned the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) latest policy shift that would scrap the agency’s subsidy programs to give way to a credit financing program for local farmers. At a Senate hearing on the agency’s budget on Monday, Sen. Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, said she could not “allow a policy-making 30

September 6, 2018 2:26 AM Manny Villar rises to 2nd spot in Forbes’ rich list

Businessman Manuel Villar’s net worth is now at $5 billion (P267.3 billion), according to the newest Philippine rich list published by business magazine Forbes, making him the second richest man in the country. The former senator’s 2018 net worth is more than triple his $1.6 billion net worth last year, Forbes said. This has been the real estate tycoon’s 87

August 31, 2018 8:02 AM NEDA pitches roadmap for federalism shift

MANILA, Philippines – The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) made public the agency’s proposal on how to shift to a federal form of government. In a statement, NEDA proposed that the shift should be carried out in 5 phases spanning 15 years “to avoid disruption to the economy’s growth momentum.” Phase 1 – NEDA proposed that the 1st year of the transition 81

August 25, 2018 11:25 PM Consumers told: Shift to corn

COMPARISON Tags at a rice stall at Agora Public Market in Pagadian City show the range of prices, which all exceed P40 per kilogram. PAGADIAN CITY—Grain retailers here are promoting corn as a substitute, as rice prices shot up by up to P4 per kilogram as a result of a shortage in Zamboanga City, which a top agriculture official on Saturday said has been solved 48

August 24, 2018 7:34 AM No rush: Palace wants public to have ‘intelligent understanding’ on federalism

The government wants the public to have an “intelligent understanding” on federalism after Malacañang announced that the proposed federal Constitution is open for public scrutiny and possible revisions. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said government is not rushing to pass federalism as it wants the public to have a better understanding of the move to revise 29

August 17, 2018 9:10 AM Duterte urged to complete federal shift before pondering resignation

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte’s consultative committee on Friday urged him to see the federal shift through before considering cutting his term short. Citing his frustration over corruption in government, the President floated the possibility of resignation, a move that would have an impact on his federalism project. A shift to this system of government 26