Category: News

‘Suspend excise tax on oil products’

FORMER senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. called on Congress to suspend the excise tax on oil products to offset the impact of rising fuel prices...

Atienza supports Lacuña’s mayoral bid

VICE presidential aspirant and former Manila mayor Jose “Lito” Atienza Jr. on Thursday declared his support for Vice Mayor Ma. Sheilah “Honey” Lacuña-Pangan’s bid to...

Court extends deadline for Bar examinees

Updated at 12:20 Oct. 22, 2021 Associate Justice Marvin Leonen said on Thursday the Supreme Court has extended the deadline for the selection of testing...

Somalia kills 4 al-Shabab militant

MOGADISHU: Somali National Army’s 60th Division on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) killed four al-Shabab militants and injured several others after a fierce gun battle near...

Ecuador president bucks probe

QUITO: Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) refused to testify to a parliamentary committee that is investigating revelations about the 65-year-old in...

12 killed in Bolivia mishap

ORURO: Two vehicles collided on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) on a highway between the west Bolivian towns of Oruro and Huanuni, killing 12 people, including...

Iconic explorer’s life to hit screen

LOS ANGELES: Explorer, inventor, filmmaker, environmentalist and once even an oil prospector: the complicated journey of Jacques Cousteau is laid bare in a new film...

3 Metro cities bag Galing Pook Awards

THREE cities in Metro Manila were among this year’s recipients of the prestigious Galing Pook Awards, the Department of the Interior and Local Government announced...

Pfizer: Covid booster shot 95.6% effective

Frankfurt: A booster shot of the anti-Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech is 95.6 percent effective against symptomatic infection, according to trial data published by the...

Book fair centers on Covid-19

FRANKFURT: This week’s Frankfurt book fair, the world’s oldest and largest, brings with it the first wave of pandemic novels. But are readers ready to...