Carlos Zarate

SINO GUMASTA? SAAN NAPUNTA? | Lawmaker quizzes DOE on spent P21-B Malampaya fund

"Where did the fund go and who authorized the disbursements?" A lawmaker asked the DOE to answer these questions in relation to the nearly P21 billion-fund from the Malampaya Gas Project that was already spent but for unknown purposes.

Drilon requests DOJ budget held after Aguirre fails to account for drug killings

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon requested Thursday that the chamber defer approval of the Department of Justice’s proposed 2018 budget after Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II failed to give an accurate report on the number of drug-related deaths since last year.

Rights groups blast another Duterte threat against activists

Human rights groups denounced on Thursday President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest tirade against them during which he ordered security forces to shoot activists for “obstructing” justice.


What will Kim do next? Sixth nuclear test seen critical for North Korea

North Korea is a highly secretive nation and predictions of what it will do next are often little more than conjecture. Still, Kim is likely to be carefully weighing the timing of even a new nuclear test because it will antagonize North Korea's sole major ally, China.

‘RED LINE’ | South Korea warns North vs putting nuke warhead on ICBM

North Korea would be "crossing a red line" if it put a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile, South Korea's president said on Thursday, but the United States had promised to seek Seoul's approval before taking any military action.

U.S. WW2 vet returns Japanese flag to family of fallen foe

When U.S. Marine Marvin Strombo found a Japanese flag on the body of an enemy soldier during World War Two, he took and promised to one day return it to the family of his fallen foe.


TOPPING EXPECTATIONS | PH Q2 GDP growth quickens on construction boom

The Philippine economy grew at a sizzling pace in the second quarter, topping expectations as a government-led construction boom and an extended rebound in the farm sector took some of the sting off a peso currency wallowing at 11-year lows.

Americans’ debt level notches a new record high

Americans' debt level notched another record high in the second quarter, after having earlier in the year surpassed its pre-crisis peak, on the back of modest rises in mortgage, auto and credit card debt, where delinquencies jumped.

FINANCIAL LITERACY | To plan well, one must understand; Or, why everyone’s racing to help us know more about...

Being able to prepare for key life cycles like growing one's career, marriage, retirement, and surviving ailments that could drain one's pocketbook presumes financial literacy.


When the minority in a country is ignored, then we are looking at a bully administration, whose predilection is its readiness to disregard the rights of the few and the weak



Chai Fonacier: ‘I believe comedy saves lives’

'Storytelling is a job that’s important to human experience. Even in times of war and calamity, we need a frigging joke, a story, a song, and some empathy to survive.'

Emma Stone ascends to top of Forbes’ highest-paid actresses

The top-ten list also includes Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, Emma Watson and Melissa McCarthy.


Gilas Pilipinas outclassed by Korea to bow out of FIBA Asia Cup contention

The Philippine national men's basketball team simply got outclassed by South Korea, 118-86, to bow out of contention in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup...

Mac Cardona thankful to Franz Pumaren for giving him chance to make PBA return

Almost a year after getting hospitalized due to drug overdose, Mac Cardona is within reach of a PBA comeback. And he has GlobalPort Batang...

Gilas Pilipinas looks to overcome rival Korea in FIBA Asia Cup quarterfinals

A tough test awaits the Philippine national men's basketball team as it clashes with familiar foe South Korea in the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup...


With 12-M Filipino users – its biggest globally – EverWing to launch a Pinoy fairy contest

The creator of the hugely popular Facebook Messenger game EverWing has confirmed that Filipinos are their biggest market globally, and is now thus set to further cater to the country by launching a Filipino fairy through a contest.

Can drinking a little bit help you live longer?

Having a little wine or beer to unwind most days is okay—just don't turn it into a habit, study says.

Four days later, Irvins Salted Egg Chips Philippines still has a purchase limit

Have you tried this 'dangerously addicting' Singaporean snack yet?


STRATEGIC SHIFT | Hyundai plans long-range premium electric car

Hyundai had initially championed fuel cell technology as the future of eco-friendly vehicles but has found itself shifting electric as Tesla shot to prominence and battery-powered cars have gained government backing in China.

CHINA E-CAR | Future Mobility raises $200M in new financing

A Chinese-funded electric-car startup Future Mobility Corp, led by former BMW and Nissan Motor Co sales executive as president and co-founder, has raised $200 million in its latest round of financing.

Nissan Philippines up 41% in first half of 2017

Driven by the strong sales of its core models, aggressive dealer network expansion, and the introduction of innovative After-sales programs.


BATTERY LIFE | Ancient supervolcanoes are new source of lithium: study

A new study identifies lake sediments preserved within some ancient supervolcanoes as a source of lithium, which is used to make the lithium-ion batteries powering mobile electronics.

CHINA E-CAR | Future Mobility raises $200M in new financing

A Chinese-funded electric-car startup Future Mobility Corp, led by former BMW and Nissan Motor Co sales executive as president and co-founder, has raised $200 million in its latest round of financing.