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In 360 video: Hope for Marawi a year after the siege

MARAWI CITY, Philippines –Thousands of families from Marawi and neighboring communities left everything behind when armed conflict broke out on May 23, 2017. Five months of war displaced more than 353,000 people. Most of those who fled moved in with relatives in nearby towns and cities. Others turned to evacuation ........»»

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Gov t underspending leads to narrower budget deficit as of April

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines narrowed its budget deficit in the 1st 4 months of the year to P115.9 billion, after it posted a budget surplus in April alone, signaling that the government has been s pending less than what has been budgeted. A budget deficit happens when expenses exceed revenues, while ........»»

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Parañaque prosecutor asked to inhibit from Okada estafa complaint

MANILA, Philippines – A Parañaque City prosecutor was asked to inhibit himself from the estafa complaint involving Kazuo Okada , for alleged bias toward the Japanese magnate. Tiger Resort Leisure & Entertainment Incorporated, the complainant against Okada, filed a motion before the prosecutor's office of Parañaque, accusing City Prosecutor ........»»

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Young BaliPure repels Perlas, extends streak to grab share of PVL lead

  MANILA, Philippines – BaliPure wore down BanKo-Perlas in an extended 4th set showdown and carved out a 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 32-30 decision to tie idle PayMaya and Creamline in the lead in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center ........»»

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LOOK: Terrence Romeo, presidential son-in-law win PBA All-Star Legends Shootout

MANILA, Philippines – Terrence Romeo caught fire and scored 24 points to win the Legends Shootout of the 2018 PBA All-Star Week together with presidential son-in-law Mans Carpio at the Davao del Sur Coliseum in Digos City on Wednesday, May 23. The tandem combined for 33 points, with Carpio, ........»»

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AMLC zooms in on jewelers, fund managers, lawyers, accountants

MANILA, Philippines – Jewelry dealers, fund managers, lawyers, and accountants are now being strictly monitored by the  Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) , as it firms up its battle against money laundering and terrorist financing. The AMLC Secretariat issued Resolution No. 59 adopting the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing ........»»

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300 families displaced in QC fire near Department of Agriculture

MANILA, Philippines – About 300 families were displaced and 5 persons were injured when fire hit a residential area behind the Department of Agriculture compound in Quezon City late Wednesday afternoon, May 23.  The fire in Sitio Palanan, Barangay Basra, reached second alarm at around 5 pm, according to a ........»»

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Secopito upsets first PH Woman Grandmaster Frayna in PNG chess

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Janelle Mae Frayna lost for the first time against Catherine Secopito, who grabbed the lead in the penultimate round on the way to ruling the Philippine National Games on Wednesday, May 23, in Cebu. Secopito trounced Frayna, the country’s first woman Grandmaster, in a King’s ........»»

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Filipina chosen to speak for her Harvard class

MASSACHUSETTS, USA – She came to Harvard last year fraught with fear. On Tuesday, May 22, Clare de Guzman Amador, former Philippine government official, not only conquered that fear, she also took the stage to deliver a speech on behalf of her graduating class at the ........»»

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Wayne Rooney to meet DC United bosses to discuss MLS move

LONDON, United Kingdom – Everton forward Wayne Rooney will break from his family holiday to travel to Washington this week to meet bosses at Major League Soccer side DC United, reports said on Wednesday, May 23. Rooney has reportedly agreed "in principle" to a US $17 million deal ........»»

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MH370 search to end next week – Malaysian minister

MH370 search to end next week – Malaysian minister.....»»

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Hot-shooting Mindanao torches Gilas Pilipinas in PBA All-Star Week kickoff

MANILA, Philippines – The Mindanao All-Stars fired on all cylinders and buried 18 triples to topple Gilas Pilipinas, 144-130, in the first leg of the 2018 PBA All-Star Week at the Davao del Sur Coliseum in Digos City on Wednesday, May 23.  Eight players breached double figures for the Mindanao ........»»

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The scandals bedevilling Facebook

  PARIS, France – As Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg pursues a tour of Europe to explain his company's shortcomings involving the use of data and fake news, here is a roundup of the scandals. Cambridge Analytica  In Facebook's telling, everything goes back to 2013 when Russian-American researcher Aleksandr Kogan creates a personality prediction test app, "thisisyourdigitallife", which is offered on the ........»»

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LOOK: Mindanao also beats Gilas in PBA All-Star Game dance showdown

MANILA, Philippines – The Mindanao All-Stars had a double celebration Wednesday night, May 23, as they bested Gilas Pilipinas in both the All-Star Game and the pre-game dance showdown.  Led by Magnolia Hotshots' Jio Jalalon and Barangay Ginebra's Scottie Thompson, the Minnie Mouse headband-clad All-Star team delighted the crowd at ........»»

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Transgender teen wins battle in U.S. toilet wars

WASHINGTON, USA – A US federal court ruled Wednesday, May 23, in favor of a transgender teenager who fought for years to use the men's bathrooms at his high school in Virginia. In February, President Donald Trump's administration overturned rules set by his predecessor Barack Obama requiring public schools to let ........»»

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Fewer Filipinos expect life to improve in next 12 months – SWS

MANILA, Philippines – Fewer Filipinos expect their quality of life to improve in the next 12 months, said the Social Weather Stations (SWS) in a survey released Wednesday, May 23. The SWS survey showed 46% of adults are "expecting their personal quality of life to improve in ........»»

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Battle-scarred: Marawi structures that remind us of the war

MARAWI CITY, Philippines – The siege of Marawi erupted in a safehouse in barangay Basak Malutlut in the middle of afternoon on May 23, 2017. Isnilon Hapilon, named the emir of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Southeast Asia, was the target of a military raid.  Hapilon and his men fired back and triggered ........»»

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Bong Go: 'BabaeAko campaign clearly political

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte's most trusted aide spoke out against the #BabaeAko campaign  slamming the Chief Executive's insults to women. Special Assistant to the President Bong Go alleged that efforts to label Duterte as a misogynist are obviously politically-motivated. "To say that President Duterte is not pro-women and looks down ........»»

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LOOK: K-pop group WINNER is in the Philippines!

  MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Inner Circles are going crazy over news that Korean pop group WINNER is currently in the Philippines! Photos and videos of WINNER members at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport first surfaced on Monday, May 21. Here's a clip from Twitter user @PatchichuCastle: {source} [FANCAM] 180521 ........»»

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Foxconn unit to raise $4.2 billion in China IPO

SHANGHAI, China – A unit of electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn said it will launch an initial public offering in China on Thursday, May 24, aimed at raising $4.2 billion, in the biggest mainland debut for 3 years. Taiwan’s Foxconn Industrial Internet, which makes electronic devices, cloud service equipment and industrial robots, ........»»

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