• Elephant tusks destroyed
    Officials hold confiscated elephant tusks before destroying the ivory at the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation in Thailand on Wednesday. About two tons of ivory were crushed and incinerated as part of a campaign against poachers, traffickers, and traders involved in the illicit ivory trade.

  • Groups push for passage of Freedom of Information bill
    Different organizations headed by Right to Know. Right Now Coalition hold a protest march from España to Mendiola in Manila on Wednesday. The groups called for the immediate passage of the Freedom of Information bill.

  • Customs cancels random balikbayan box inspections
    A Philippine Postal Office employee arranges parcels sent by overseas Filipino workers in Manila on Wednesday. President Aquino has ordered the Bureau of Customs to cancel the planned arbitrary inspection of balikbayan boxes amid public uproar.

  • US Navy Admiral visits Malacañang
    President Aquino (right) greets visiting U.S. Navy Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, during a courtesy call at Malacañang Palace on Wednesday. Harris is in the country to meet with the Department of National Defense and the Armed Forces of the Philippines to discuss security and defense issues.

  • Helmet-less MMDA chief tries 'riding-in-tandem'
    Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino, without a helmet, rides a motorcycle on his way to EDSA Mandaluyong area to help manage the traffic on Wednesday. Traffic woes in Metro Manila is expected to last for 15 years due to increasing number of vehicles and construction of infrastructure projects, according to MMDA.

Binay accused of earning P2-B from city hall contracts

MANILA -- Vice President Jejomar Binay was accused of earning around P2 billion pesos in a span of 10 years from Makati city hall service contracts bagged by companies being linked to him, including kickbacks from ghost employees.
Binay accused of earning P2-B from city hall contracts

Bongbong on Marcos era: What am I to say sorry for?

MANILA – Senator Ferdinand ''Bongbong'' Marcos Jr. said he and his family have nothing to apologize for what happened under the regime of his father, the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos.
Bongbong on Marcos era: What am I to say sorry for?

Makati official belies ‘ghost’ senior citizens

MANILA - The former head of Makati’s social welfare department faced a Senate panel on Wednesday and denied city hall gave out benefits to senior citizens who are either dead or no longer residents of the city.
Makati official belies ‘ghost’ senior citizens


PUP president gets higher pay than UP president

RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News
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PH returns brand new rifles to supplier

Chiara Zambrano, ABS-CBN News
Posted 5 hours ago

Nation RSS

Bongbong wants MILF arms destroyed

MANILA – Senator Ferdinand ''Bongbong'' Marcos Jr. on Wednesday said he would like for the arms of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fully destroyed as part of the peace process and the passage of the substitute bill for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).
Posted 9 hours ago

Business RSS

SEC wants PSE report on glitches, trading halts

MANILA - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is asking the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) to submit a report on the recent technical glitches that caused trading to be halted.
Posted 2 hours ago

Entertainment RSS

Zephanie, Kyle share message for coach Sarah

“The Voice Kids” season 2 semi-finalists Kyle Echarri and Zephanie Dimaranan expressed their gratitude to their coach, Sarah Geronimo, even if both of them failed to make it to the finals of the competition.
Posted 10 hours ago

Sports RSS

Baldwin tempers expectations of Jordan Clarkson

Like many Filipino basketball fans, Gilas Pilipinas head coach Tab Baldwin is also excited at the prospect of seeing the Los Angeles Lakers' Filipino-American guard Jordan Clarkson join the national basketball team.
Posted 6 hours ago

Metro RSS

LOOK: MMDA Chair turns into a traffic enforcer

As calls for his resignation mount amid hellish metro traffic, Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chair Francis Tolentino personally directed traffic Wednesday.
Posted 9 hours ago

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Cathy Yang: Weekend mom is home for good

MANILA – This "weekend mom" is finally home for good. For a long time, returning Kapamilya Cathy Yap-Yang considered herself an astronaut mom, someone from "space," and a parent commuter, having worked as a broadcast journalist in Japan and Hong Kong for the past 15 years.
Posted 10 hours ago


4 hurt, including 3 children in Zamboanga City blast

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Three children and another person were injured in an explosion in Barangay Ayala in this city on Wednesday.


2 US journalists shot dead while live on air

Two television journalists were shot and killed in Virginia on Wednesday morning while conducting a live television interview, their station, WDBJ7 said.

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Japanese whisky arrives at the International Space Station

An unmanned cargo ship loaded with emergency supplies -- including Japanese whisky -- successfully docked at the International Space Station early Tuesday, officials said.

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