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'Kill 1,000 and I will protect you'

Jul 02, 2020 - 7:30 PM

There was a time the PNP stood for what is right, even if it meant hurting their president

H&M slumps into red as virus hits sales

Jun 26, 2020 - 5:27 PM

At the height of the crisis in Europe in mid-April, about 80% of H&M's shops were shut, while net loss fell to about 5 billion kronor (477 million euros)

U.S. streetwear designer Matthew M. Williams takes over at French label Givenchy

Jun 16, 2020 - 11:31 PM

Matthew replaces British designer Clare Waight Keller, who stepped down in April after 3 years with Givenchy

[OPINION] The Philippine military and its hypocrisy

Jun 09, 2020 - 10:30 AM

Who is the biggest recruiter for the communist movement? Surely the generals know?

Where the Philippines goes, America follows

Jun 04, 2020 - 11:30 AM

We have thousands of George Floyds. But they’re abused not because of the color of their skin as much as because of where and how they live.

M Bakery delivers banana pudding, cupcakes, cookies, cheesecakes

May 16, 2020 - 11:28 AM

M Bakery's BGC branch is back with its chocolate hazelnut banana pudding, red velvet cake, calamansi cheesecake, lemon squares, and more!

Who's afraid of martial law?

May 01, 2020 - 7:15 AM

We should expect President Duterte to keep on seeing red throughout this pandemic and we should stay vigilant in making sure he’s not going to arm-twist us into accepting that the coronavirus is armed

H&M had good start to 2020 before virus hit

Apr 03, 2020 - 6:00 PM

H&M is reducing workers' hours in markets hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with 'tens of thousands of employees' to be affected

Shoppers walk past a fashion store of H&M (H & M Hennes & Mauritz AB) in central Stockholm on April 2, 2020. - Swedish retailer H&M said that the company have started dialogue with tens of thousands of staff about cutting working hours due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic effect on the market. (Photo by Fredrik SANDBERG / various sources / AFP) / Sweden OUT

How is this pandemic changing you?

Apr 02, 2020 - 10:06 AM

Let’s look at some of the challenges that this pandemic is forcing us to face and which are changing our world in incremental ways

Outrage in Germany as Adidas, H&M stop rent payments

Mar 30, 2020 - 12:40 AM

Adidas and H&M are among the retailers in Germany which are stopping rent payments on stores shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic

One of German sporting goods company Adidas outlets is pictured in Berlin on March 29, 2020. - Major retailers in Germany say they plan to stop paying rent for stores that were told to close in order to slow the pandemic. Adidas is leading the charge, along with shoe chain Deichmann and Swedish clothing giant H&M. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

A virus that's reshaping the world: This week's outlook

Mar 03, 2020 - 11:45 AM

The coronavirus outbreak is not only messing up everyone’s business and personal travel plans, but is also hitting economies hard and reshaping the global supply chain that the world has grown accustomed to

The Duterte-ABS-CBN duel: This week's outlook

Feb 25, 2020 - 10:35 AM

Will Duterte blink before the company that gave him – in his long stint as Davao mayor – a broadcast platform where he mastered the art of pulpit politics?

LOOK: There's a new Red Velvet Banana Pudding from M Bakery

Feb 15, 2020 - 1:23 PM

M Bakery's vanilla pudding is mixed with cream cheese icing, vanilla wafers, freshly-baked red velvet cake, and bananas!

Calida's guns: This week's outlook

Feb 11, 2020 - 10:30 AM

Jose Calida is certainly earning his keep

Will February be calmer? This week's outlook

Feb 04, 2020 - 3:45 PM

And so it is that all our hopes for a calmer February may have been dashed. What happened last month anyway that could impact the coming weeks?

LIST: Traffic management schemes during Skyway Extension construction

Jan 22, 2020 - 7:30 PM

Construction works for the southbound section of the Skyway Extension Project start on February 16

BRACE FOR TRAFFIC. Motorists are advised of the traffic management plan ahead of the construction works for the Skyway extension project. File photo from SMC

Golpe de gulat: This week's outlook

Jan 21, 2020 - 1:08 PM

Golpe de gulat is the Duterte administration's tool in telling the business elite that their time is up, that the future belongs to a new oligarchy

Oh, Taal: This week's outlook

Jan 14, 2020 - 11:07 AM

Could we be forgiven for likening Taal Volcano to your first love?

2020 with a big bang: This week's outlook

Jan 07, 2020 - 10:00 AM

What’s at stake and what can we expect this week in the aftermath of the assassination of the general who had shaped the battlefield in the Middle East and helped direct Assad’s war in Syria?

PH, Taiwan accepting applications for science graduate courses for 2020

Jan 06, 2020 - 4:44 PM

The deadline for submissions of MECO-TECO SSP applications is on January 15, 2020

Goodbye, 2019: Five reasons this year stands out

Dec 31, 2019 - 2:38 PM

Journalists who speak truth to power, citizens who turn rage into action – these are among the 5 things that make 2019 stand out

[ANALYSIS] What the Ampatuan massacre verdict did not – and could not – address

Dec 20, 2019 - 7:00 PM

In a land of scarcity and impunity, we celebrate justice, no matter how hollow. Now, to the hard facts.

Barack, Michelle, and Julia Roberts: This week’s outlook

Dec 10, 2019 - 12:01 PM

There’s no breather in the newsroom this week. For one, the Obamas are in the neighborhood!

Follow the money: This week's outlook

Dec 03, 2019 - 11:15 AM

While the road to the SEA Games was paved with good intentions, it’s riddled with holes that are being covered up now by a massive propaganda network

Pia Magalona thanks Iñigo Pascual, KZ Tandingan, and son Elmo for SEA Games 2019 opening ceremonies performance

Nov 30, 2019 - 11:08 PM

The artists performed a medley of songs by Francis Magalona

TAYO'Y MGA PINOY. Elmo Magalona, KZ Tandingan, and Iñigo Pascual display their rap skills as they perform a medley of Master Rapper Francis Magalona's songs at the SEA Games 2019 opening ceremonies. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Greed and the SEA Games: This week's outlook

Nov 26, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Are you one of the 'unpatriotic' Filipinos who griped and groused over the Philippines’ (lack of) preparations for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games?

The impossibility of the drug war: This week's outlook

Nov 12, 2019 - 10:37 AM

At this stage in the drug war, is the PNP ready to be tamed or is it more anxious to cover its ass?

Ferry capsizes off Cebu, dozens of passengers rescued

Nov 07, 2019 - 5:40 PM

(UPDATED) At least 63 ferry passengers and crew members are rescued off the coast of Cebu on Thursday, November 7

SEA RESCUE. The Philippine Coast Guard rescues dozens of passengers after a boat capsizes off the coast of Cebu. Photo from Philippine Coast Guard Central Visayas

Why should we alter our course? This week's outlook

Nov 04, 2019 - 9:45 PM

We wonder how many stories in the high seas are left untold – whether by Philippine Navy troops who would get into confrontations with Chinese ships or Filipino fishermen who are constantly harassed in our own waters

Student rage

Oct 21, 2019 - 9:00 PM

If you think the young will back down from the chaos, think again. The world beckons them to act.

When to quit

Oct 14, 2019 - 9:00 PM

When does resignation become an act of courage and a show of character? When does it serve the greater good?

Bongbong Marcos' protest

Oct 08, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Keep in mind that Robredo's goal here is to get that protest dismissed completely. Anything less than that would of course give Marcos the political and PR headwinds he needs to shape his 'I was cheated' narrative

Hazing? What hazing?

Oct 01, 2019 - 8:00 PM

We are all under siege, all on trial over Darwin Dormitorio's death and over his classmates’ and schoolmates’ participation in the everyday steps that led him to his last vomit

H&M suspends Brazil leather purchases over Amazon fires

Sep 06, 2019 - 12:31 PM

The retail giant responds to the fires destroying the world's largest rainforest

NO BRAZIL LEATHER. Swedish fashion retail giant Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) says they are temporary freezing leather orders from Brazil following the Amazon fires. File photo by EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Jesse Robredo Foundation launches award for outstanding mayors

Aug 18, 2019 - 10:44 AM

'Ang pulitika, puwede mong gamitin para sa kabutihan. At iyong example ni Jesse ang magsasabi sa atin na it can happen, it can be done,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

JUST LIKE JESSE. he Jesse M. Robredo Foundation launches an award to honor outstanding local chief executives. File photo courtesy of the Office of the Vice President

LOOK: Chocnut meets banana pudding at M Bakery Philippines

Aug 09, 2019 - 2:50 PM

It's the combo we didn't think we needed... until now!

Marina suspends operations of passenger motorboats along Iloilo-Guimaras route

Aug 05, 2019 - 9:37 PM

(UPDATED) The Maritime Industry Authority has directed roll-on roll-off or RO-RO vessels to increase the frequency of their trips to serve passengers in the area

LOOK: Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' collection for H&M is out

Aug 02, 2019 - 11:10 AM

Cop Ari's aesthetic with merch inspired by her latest album

MERCH. H&M releases a collection inspired by Ariana Grande's album 'thank u, next.' Screenshot from Twitter.com/hmphilippines

Batangas-bound ship catches fire near Recto Bank

Jun 17, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Car carrier M/V Diamond Highway catches fire near Recto Bank (Reed Bank). Its 25 crew members abandoned ship and are rescued by bulk carrier on its way to Thailand.

'STILL BURNING.' M/V Diamond Highway catches fire near Recto Bank (Reed Bank). PCG Photo

North Korea demands U.N. action over ship seizure by 'gangster' U.S.

May 18, 2019 - 5:05 PM

'This act of dispossession has clearly indicated that the United States is indeed a gangster country that does not care at all about international laws,' says Pyongyang's permanent representative at the United Nations

NUCLEAR NO-DEAL. Vietnamese women walk past North Korean flags on a street in Hanoi on March 1, 2019, a day after the second US-North Korea summit. File photo by Nhac Nguyen/AFP

Sri Lanka Muslims pray at vandalized mosques

May 17, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Police say security will remain tight over the weekend for a major Buddhist festival as well as the 10th anniversary of the ending of the country's decades-long Tamil separatist war

AFTERMATH. A Muslim man stands in front of the Jumha mosque after a mob attack in Minuwangoda on May 14, 2019. File photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP

North Korea demands return of detained cargo ship

May 14, 2019 - 12:45 PM

The United States Justice Department has taken possession of the North Korea-registered bulk carrier M/V Wise Honest for allegedly taking part in illicit sanctions-busting activities

Ethiopian clothes makers worst paid in the world – study

May 08, 2019 - 12:06 AM

The study took place in the Hawassa Industrial Park, the flagship of Ethiopia's manufacturing drive and one of 5 hubs inaugurated by the government since 2014

CLOTHES MAKERS. This file photo shows hardworking people in the textile industry in Ethiopia. File photo by Pinar Alver/Shutterstock.com

7 Last Words reflection: Forsaken and desperate?

Apr 17, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Cusswords, vulgarities, and obscenities are becoming common and ordinary. There are no longer any qualms of conscience in using them, and they have even become fodder for jokes, laughter, and applause in public.

SC flip-flops, revives charges vs Sulpicio exec over sunken ferry

Apr 08, 2019 - 5:10 PM

The Supreme Court rules this time that it shouldn't interfere with the finding of probable cause by the Department of Justice

CAPSIZED SHIP. M/V Princess of the Stars sank on June 21, 2008. Of 851 passengers, only 28 are known survivors, 400 remain missing, and some 130 exhumed bodies were not identified. File photo from Wikipedia

Chinese-manned dredging vessel leaves Lobo

Apr 05, 2019 - 10:54 PM

The M/V Emerald leaves past 7 am on April 5, heading to the Batangas pier where it will be docked for a few days

MV EMERALD. Members of PCG Batangas inspect the dredging vessel docked at Lobo town. Photos courtesy of PCG Batangas

IN PHOTOS: Nadine Lustre’s H&M swim collection is here

Mar 15, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Which suit are you thinking of rocking this summer?

SUMMER READY. Nadine Lustre's swimwear collaboration with H&M hits stores today. Screenshot from Twitter.com/hmphilippines

Nadine Lustre has a special swim collection for H&M

Mar 01, 2019 - 7:30 AM

The collection hits stores March 14. Who's excited?

'Glass' stays shatter-proof atop North American box office

Feb 05, 2019 - 10:55 AM

For its third straight weekend, Shyamalan's 'Glass' remains unbreakable, earning another $9.5 million

'Glass' breaks North America box office for second week

Jan 29, 2019 - 10:48 AM

Shyamalan's latest thriller bags the top box office spot again for a second weekend with $18.9 million