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Legal weapon that ousted top judge now used against critical media

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s chief government lawyer is seeking to shutter a media giant critical of the tough-talking leader by using a legal weapon he once used to remove a chief justice two years ago.

Property owners count risks as Taal Volcano keeps rumbling

FIVE YEARS AGO, Jack, a 71-year-old retired physician, bought a two-story house worth P11 million in the upland town of Alfonso in Cavite province, 16 kilometers away from one of the world’s smallest and active volcanoes -- Taal Volcano.

Holiday horror: Tagaytay under a cloud of ash

THE weather that Sunday was beautiful, said Jose Ricardo “Pepi” Casas who was in Tagaytay for a family reunion. The skies were clear and there was no sign that just a few hours later, the nearby Taal Volcano would explode, spewing ash, steam, and rocks into a cloud that reached a kilometer into the air.

Most congested city eyes limits on car ownership

RICARDO N. ABAÑO, a 25-year-old call center agent from Parañaque City, dreams of driving his own car someday.

PHL eyes demographic dividend with slowing population growth

VICKY MARIANO, 46, stretches her P12,000 monthly income from cleaning, washing clothes and cooking for another household as she tries to raise six children, all below 15 years old. She is always on the lookout for other income sources such as selling snacks.

Trade war fails to bring promise to manufacturing

DEEP in a furniture factory in Laguna, past the workers cutting and polishing desks and chairs into shape, a group of men are rolling out the last of the crates from a warehouse once filled with lumber.

Filipino AI developer seeks end to frustration with the usual chatbot

“HI THERE! My name is Victor and I will be helping you today!”

PHL offers perks to lure start-ups from around the world

LIRON GROSS moved to the Philippines with her family in 2017 to start Payo, a start-up e-commerce payment solution.

Death creeps at door of error-plagued Philippine justice system

IN A FEW DAYS, 49-year-old Jun Allego will walk free after spending more than half of his life in jail.

Gamifying propaganda: Are mobile games the next platform for pushing government...

By Santiago J. Arnaiz Multimedia Producer and Gretchen Malalad* LATE LAST YEAR, Apple, Inc. took down a number of Filipino-developed mobile games after over a hundred organizations...

Childhood dreams come true

By Joseph L. Garcia, Reporter The smell of sweat and the collective breath of about a hundred or so cheering fans seemed to waft from...


By Michael Angelo S. Murillo, Reporter MOUNTAIN DEW’S recognized reputation as a brand championing passion and having fun was put front and center recently as...

World’s most populous cities

MUMBAI -- More people are living in urban areas than rural, creating massive infrastructure needs in urban areas. Read the full story.

Mad men

By Noel Vera Television Star Trek “Amok Time” Directed by Joseph Pevney FIFTY YEARS! Fifty years watching and re-watching and poring over the minutiae of this 1960s show by...