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WATCH | Mere ‘conspiracy’ enough basis to arrest members of so-called NPA ‘legal fronts’ – Roque

A day after getting his newly minted second title as presidential adviser on human rights, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Thursday mere "conspiracy" with communist rebels could be basis for arresting and filing rebellion cases against the so-called "legal fronts" of the Communist Party of the Philippines.

Duterte orders gov’t agencies to start lifting, easing foreign business restrictions

The directive, made public on Thursday, said the aim was to pursue stronger economic growth, create fairness and to enable partnerships to develop.
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PAMPABANGO LANG | Lagman belittles Roque’s appointment as Duterte’s rights adviser

“The appointment of presidential spokesman Harry Roque as the President’s adviser on human rights is to apparently deodorize the Duterte administration’s unabated violation of human rights," said Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman.

WORLD

Pope faces diplomatic dilemma in Myanmar visit

Pope Francis visits Myanmar next week, a delicate trip for the world’s most senior Christian to a majority Buddhist country accused by Washington of the “ethnic cleansing” of Muslim Rohingya people.

South Korea considers scrapping military drill with U.S. for Olympics – Yonhap

South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with U.S. forces next year to minimize the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South, the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.

The future looks bright: light pollution rises on a global scale

The world is getting brighter, but scientists say that may not be a good thing.

BUSINESS

ILO REPORT | Youth unemployment is on the rise. Here are the skills they should have to survive

Unemployment among Filipino youth is expected to rise, even as they are forced to grapple with how new technology affects the kinds of jobs that will be available in the future. They will need skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity.

Duterte orders gov’t agencies to start lifting, easing foreign business restrictions

The directive, made public on Thursday, said the aim was to pursue stronger economic growth, create fairness and to enable partnerships to develop.

Senate tackles TRAIN, okays higher P250K ceiling for income tax exemption

Starting 2018, workers with a take-home pay of less than P250,000 annually will be exempted from payment of income tax. This, after Senate ways and means committee chief Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara accepted an amendment raising the exemption ceiling from P150,000 to P250,000.

OPINION

"Duterte´s bloodlust and mania for mass murder are boundless. He expects to wipe out through arbitrary arrests, torture, indefinite detention and massacre of suspected revolutionaries and legal social activists both the armed revolutionary movement and the legal democratic movement in order to set up a fascist dictatorship."

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ENTERTAINMENT

Sud apologizes for sexual harassment but says ‘some allegations are untrue’

'We fully support the dialogue sparked by this incident and condemn all forms of sexual harassment.'

WATCH | ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ cast, ‘The Voice’ Top 12 in mash-up music video

The Bellas and 'The Voice' finalists collaborate in the 'Freedom! '90 X Cups' single.

SPORTS

Gilas Pilipinas opens FIBA World Cup qualifying campaign against Japan

The Philippine national men's basketball team aims to kick off its FIBA World Cup qualifying campaign on a high note as it takes on...

Gilas Pilipinas’ 12-man lineup vs Japan all set

Philippine national men's basketball team coach Chot Reyes revealed the 12 players who will go up against Japan in Gilas Pilipinas' first game in...

Ateneo sets up another UAAP finals date with rival La Salle

No.1 seed Ateneo Blue Eagles forged a rematch against bitter rival De La Salle Green Archers after booking the last UAAP Season 80 finals...

LIFESTYLE

Pinay students bag 90 medals and 3 trophies in prestigious World Scholar’s Cup at Yale

Filipina middle school and high school students from Miriam College emerged triumphant at the World Scholar's Cup Tournament of Champions, hosted by the Yale International Relations Association and held in Yale University in the United States from November 10 to 14.

REFLECTION | Parable of the talents: ‘Use your God-given gifts to inspire others’

In today's gospel, Christians are encouraged to use their talents to touch the lives of other people.

Go Beyond Vitamins and Minerals—with Probiotics

Your body is not simply a machine. This means that even when you eat lots of fuel like vitamins & minerals, it won’t always be enough for your good health. Rather, your body is a complex living, breathing thing—it is home to billions of microscopic “good” bacteria, that help you maintain vitality, ward off disease, and feel great every day.

MOTORING

Volvo Cars to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars

Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the U.S. firm from an app used to summon a taxi to the owner and operator of a fleet of cars.

SOCIAL MEDIA | Honda to use Facebook to find owners with defective Takata airbags

onda Motor Co Ltd said on Monday it will use Facebook Inc’s custom audiences tool to find car owners with defective Takata airbags.

Musk unveils prototype of new generation Tesla Roadster

Tesla Inc may have to ask creditors and shareholders for more capital to fund development of an electric semi truck, a new roadster and...

TECH

Uber admits it failed to disclose massive breach exposing data of 57 million users

The company’s admission that it failed to disclose the breach comes as Uber seeks to recover from a series of crises that culminated in the Kalanick’s ouster in June.

BETT ASIA 2017 | Digital transformation: Future-proofing the workforce

Are we training students in digital literacy to provide them the skills they need for a digital tomorrow?