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Colombia’s Gulf Clan crime gang declares holiday ceasefire

BOGOTA—The Gulf Clan crime gang, considered Colombia's largest criminal organization, has declared a month-long ceasefire for Christmas and New Year and invited other armed...
Spirit of MacArthur

Home after a century: The Balangiga Bells’ journey to the Philippines

The Balangiga Church Bells taken by American forces during the Philippine-American War are back the Philippines, much to the relief of Filipinos who long...
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

China’s Huawei executive seeks bail in U.S. extradition case

VANCOUVER — A Canadian provincial court on Monday weighed whether to grant bail to a top executive of one of the world's biggest telecommunications...
Paolo Duterte

Diocese says bishop on Paolo Duterte’s list old, weak for destab efforts

The Diocese of San Pablo in Laguna appealed to the public to be cautious in posting on social media after one of its former...
Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros

Fact check: Story about bill abolishing 13th month pay is from parody blog

A parody story published on Adobo Chronicles saying that opposition senators have filed a bill to abolish the annual Christmas bonus of employees is...
Avengers Endgame

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame trailer breaks records, pumps fans

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are bracing for the final stage in the story of the Avengers after Marvel released the trailer to...
Coke Studio Philippines

How much-awaited Coke Studio Homecoming concert ended up being cancelled

The free Coke Christmas Concert with nearly 15,000 attendees was suddenly canceled last Friday due to the rowdy crowd. Artists who were supposed to perform...
Extrajudicial killing

Why the Universal Declaration of Human Rights matters in the Philippines

Human rights groups and advocates are reflecting on the state of human rights in the Philippines and around the globe as the world celebrated...
Paolo Duterte during a Senate hearing

Paolo Duterte tagged 3 bishops as destabilizers, but one is non-existent

A priest slammed former Davao Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte's list of supposed destabilizers that included three bishops and noted that they are already retired,...
Milwaukee Bucks

NBA roundup: Bucks muscle past Raptors again

Malcom Brogdon made two 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter, including the one for the go-ahead points with 40.7 seconds to play, and the...
Jeepney drivers tariff expense

With rolled back fare, jeepney drivers will pay for another round of paperwork

Passengers in Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Calabarzon will soon be enjoying the cheaper jeepney base fare of P9 after the government rolled back...
Treaty of Paris

Filipinos look back on 1898 Treaty of Paris 120 years later

Filipinos are looking back at the 1898 Treaty of Paris, where the Philippines and other territories were ceded by the dwindling Spanish Empire to...
A home owned by the family of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

Huawei CFO seeks bail on health concerns; Canada wants her in jail

TORONTO/BEIJING — A top executive of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd argued that she should be released on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing, citing fears...
Drone shot

Why drone photo of Baguio ‘traffic parol’ violates CAAP regulations

A drone shot of vehicles in gridlock at Pacdal Circle, Baguio City was admired for how it captured the traffic congestion that resembled a...
video

Fortnite, K-pop, royal wedding make this year’s #YouTubeRewind

The much awaited summary of everything we enjoyed on video sharing platform YouTube all year is out and has gained more than 20 million...
Bernie Grundman

Get to know the audio engineer who remastered Eraserheads’ debut album

An award-winning audio engineer was hired to do the remastering of OPM rock band Eraserheads’s debut album “Ultraelectromagneticpop!” which will also be released in...
Bong Revilla Jr.

Questions being asked about Bong Revilla’s acquittal

The Sandiganbayan's decision to acquit former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. from plunder charges arising from the pork barrel scam was questioned by a...
LeBron James

Report: LeBron open to Anthony joining him in L.A.

LeBron James reportedly hasn't asked Los Angeles Lakers management to acquire Carmelo Anthony, but that doesn't mean the two have no chance of playing...
Azkals

Azkals fans still looking up despite loss to Vietnam in Suzuki Cup

The faithful fans of the Philippine Men's National Football team still believe in the country's bright future in football despite a 2-1 loss in...
A woman walks by a Huawei logo at a shopping mall in Shanghai

U.S. probe of China’s Huawei includes bank fraud accusations — sources

WASHINGTON — Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer was arrested as part of a U.S. investigation into an alleged scheme...