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Thanks to SC decision, mining firm SR Metals cleared in P76M tax case

Nov 22, 2018 - 2:14 PM

Caloocan City 2nd District Representative Edgar Erice, who is with the Liberal Party, is a shareholder of SR Metals Incorporated

MINING TAX. SR Metals wins all its legal battles on what could have been a P76 million worth tax case. Image from Shutterstock

Japan denounces South Korean court ruling on wartime forced labor

Oct 30, 2018 - 6:53 PM

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe criticizes a South Korean court ruling, saying it was 'impossible' under international law to order Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal to pay compensation over forced wartime labor

LONE SURVIVOR. Lee Choon-shik (center), a victim of forced labur by Japan during its colonial rule of the Korean peninsula from 1910 to 1945, sits in the supreme court in Seoul on October 30, 2018.  Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Beginner's guide: 10 anime series to get you started

Mar 27, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Anime isn't just for kids. In fact, there's a whole realm of possibilities available to budding anime watchers.

The metallic lipstick you should wear, according to your star sign

Mar 02, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Wear the stars on your lips with metallic lipstick

CA denies plea of residents of Zambales to ban mining operations

Jan 23, 2018 - 1:42 PM

'A perusal of the motion for reconsideration reveals no new and meritorious arguments and yields mere rehashed arguments,' the appellate court says in its latest ruling

MOOT. The Court of Appeals renders a petition for environment protection against mining firms in Zambales moot and academic due to the closure order earlier issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Residents urge Zambales gov't to stop provincial mining operations

Oct 04, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The appeal is submitted by Concerned Citizens of Sta. Cruz, Zambales (CCOS) and other Peoples’ Organizations in the area who are protesting the mining companies for allegedly causing harm to the environment and their livelihood

STOPPING MINING OPERATIONS. Residents of Santa Cruz town in Zambales stop hauling trucks from getting out of a mining site. File photo by Randy Datu/ Rappler

Emmys 2017: Red carpet trend report

Sep 20, 2017 - 4:47 PM

You'll be seeing these trends everywhere come next season

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Sep 13, 2017 - 12:26 PM

You ll be living for this season s lip trend

CA junks environment protection plea vs Zambales mining firms

Jun 11, 2017 - 9:00 PM

The Court of Appeals says a closure order issued by the environment department against the mining firms makes the petition moot and academic

MOOT. The Court of Appeals renders a petition for environment protection against mining firms in Zambales moot and academics due to the closure order earlier issued by the DENR.

DMCI Holdings still upbeat on 2017 despite mining uncertainty

May 17, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The conglomerate s mining unit is cautiously optimistic as a new chief takes over the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

El Salvador bans metal mining in world first

Apr 28, 2017 - 9:01 AM

The law bans prospection exploration exploitation extraction or processing of metallic minerals in El Salvador

Hijaber metal asal Garut menyuarakan kegelisahan hati remaja

Apr 08, 2017 - 1:08 PM

Lagu terbaru band metal gadis remaja VoB ‘The Enemy of Earth is You’ menjadi viral di Facebook

VoB, band metal beranggotakan 3 pelajar perempuan asal Garut menjadi viral di media sosial. Foto dari

Final DENR list: PGMC's mine in Surigao also faces closure

Feb 03, 2017 - 4:59 PM

The environment department says Platinum Group Metals Corporation s environmental violations include siltation of coastal waters and mining in a watershed

MINING OPERATIONS IN A WATERSHED. The mining area vicinity of Platinum Group Metals Corporation. Photo from DENR

VIRAL: Driver turned artisan inspires netizens

Dec 21, 2016 - 1:25 PM

Netizens storm the post praising Carlito Romanillos’ craft with some saying they are perfect as gifts and souvenirs

Eagles of Death Metal singer denies trying to enter Sting gig

Nov 14, 2016 - 10:36 AM

Lead singer Jesse Hughes says he never tried to enter the Sting concert

Singers Jesse Hughes of US rock group Eagles of Death Metal arrives near the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on November 13, 2016, for a ceremony to mark the first anniversary of the Paris terror attacks. 130 people were killed on November 13, 2015 by gunmen and suicide bombers from the Islamic State (IS) group in a series of coordinated attacks in and around Paris. / AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET

Sting reopens Paris Bataclan amid tears, cheers and controversy

Nov 13, 2016 - 9:20 AM

Sting began what had been billed the toughest gig in rock with a minute s silence for the 130 people who lost their lives a year ago

OPEN AGAIN. People leave the Bataclan concert hall in Paris on November 12, 2016, after the reopening concert by British musician Sting to mark the first anniversary of the November 13 Paris attacks. Philippe Lopez/AFP

FCF Minerals Corp to start gold mine operation in Nueva Vizcaya this year

Oct 07, 2016 - 10:34 AM

The Philippine subsidiary of UK firm Metals Exploration Plc will begin the commercial operation of its Runruno Gold Project after more than a decade of exploration and construction of facilities

GOLD MINE. British firm FCF Minerals will operate its gold mine in Nueva Vizcaya before the end of 2016

Henry Sy still PH's richest man for 9th straight year – Forbes

Aug 25, 2016 - 1:35 PM

The biggest gainer on the list of richest Filipinos percentage wise is Edgar Sia II

For Honor showcases epic sword battles + 9 other big Gamescom 2016 news

Aug 23, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The Ubisoft title has unsheathed its nasty predilection for melee battles Along with Metal Gear Survive Resident Evil 7 and the proposed Mass Effect remake the game was a star in the recently concluded gaming expo

FOR HONOR. The MOBA-like game from Ubisoft features visually striking battles among medieval factions brandishing really sharp objects. Photo from Ubisoft.

DMCI Mining to lay off 400 workers as DENR stops expansion

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:40 PM

The job cuts come after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources suspended the operations of DMCI Mining s companies in Palawan and Zambales

MINERS IN ACTION. A miner goes down to an underwater pit using a hose from a compressor as the only source of air. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

WATCH: Arci Muñoz rocks out to Disney songs – heavy metal style

Aug 09, 2016 - 6:21 PM

Listen to Arci rock out to A Whole New World Let It Go and more

Gina Lopez: Philippine Mining Act an 'unfair' law

Jul 12, 2016 - 12:04 PM

We have to change that the environment secretary says of the Mining Act of 1995 She says the law is skewed towards the mining sector and not towards our people

5 men killed in industrial accident in central England – police

Jul 07, 2016 - 11:18 PM

Police can confirm that 5 men have died after an industrial accident at a recycling site at Nechells this morning the police statement says

ACCIDENT. A handout picture provided by the West Midlands Police shows emergency personnel at the scene of an accident at a recycling factory in Nechells, Birmingham, Britain, July 7, 2016. Photo by West Midlands Police/EPA

Romblon governor, residents oppose mining application

Jun 28, 2016 - 12:56 PM

A complaint filed on Monday June 27 includes 81 630 signatures and resolutions from the municipal and barangay levels as well as non governmental organizations

'NO TO MINING.' Groups lodge a complaint against the mining application of Asian Palladium Mineral Resources, Inc. Photo c/o Romblon's Provincial Information and Communications Office

SC to Zambales mining firms: Prove you're not harming environment

Jun 21, 2016 - 7:07 PM

UPDATED The Supreme Court finds merit in the petition filed by the residents of Zambales who say mining operations have caused much destruction in their mountains watershed forests farmlands water systems and livelihood

WRIT OF KALIKASAN. Before nickel mining started in 2007, around 2000 hectares of farmland could be irrigated, and this year it is down to 800 hectares. Photo by Randy Datu

Hideo Kojima returns, reveals new game at E3

Jun 14, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Kojima unveils his new game Death Stranding Watch the teaser trailer here

Writ of Kalikasan filed vs mining firms, Zambales, DENR officials

May 25, 2016 - 8:30 AM

CCOS chairman Dr Ben Molino and his co petitioners say the continued mining operations in Sta Cruz Zambales violate RA 7942 otherwise known as the Mining Act of 1995 and its implementing rules and regulations

WRIT OF KALIKASAN. Before nickel mining started in 2007, around 2000 hectares of farmland could be irrigated, and this year it is down to 800 hectares. Photo by Randy Datu

PH metal production drops as world ore prices decrease

May 23, 2016 - 1:04 AM

The lackluster performance was due to the lower world metal prices brought about by excess supply and weaker global trade

EXCESS SUPPLY. The leading metals like gold, silver, copper and nickel all incurred sharp declines. Image from Shutterstock

Singer in Paris attack Jesse Hughes apologizes for alleging inside job

Mar 12, 2016 - 4:02 PM

I ve been dealing with non stop nightmares and struggling through therapy to make sense of this tragedy and insanity I haven t been myself since November 13 says the Eagles of Death Metal frontman

JESSE HUGHES. The Eagles of Death Metal frontman apologizes for alleging that the November 13 Paris attack on the Bataclan was an inside job. Photo from EPA/VILHELM STOKSTAD

Eagles of Death Metal frontman suggests Paris attacks an inside job

Mar 11, 2016 - 11:10 AM

Jesse Hughes suggests that the security at the Bataclan were in on the attacks in November

JESSE HUGHES. The Eagles of Death Metal frontman says that the November 2015 attack at the Bataclan was an inside job. Photo by EPA/SIGGI BUCHER

Green groups urge 'zero vote' vs pro-mining bets

Mar 01, 2016 - 3:21 PM

3rd UPDATE They single out presidential bets Mar Roxas and Jejomar Binay and senatorial aspirant Martin Romualdez but do not cite the tandem of Rodrigo Duterte and Alan Cayetano

ZERO VOTE. Green groups urge the public not to vote candidates with ties to mining operations in the Philippines. Photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

Eagles of Death Metal cancel Europe gigs after singer's injury

Feb 27, 2016 - 11:27 AM

The band cancels the final dates of their European tour as doctors advise frontman Jesse Hughes to allow his injury to heal

epaselect epa05177471 US musician and lead singer of the band 'Eagles of Death Metal' Jesse Hughes performs during a concert at the Komplex 457 in Zurich, Switzerland, 23 February 2016. EPA/SIGGI BUCHER

Philex ends 2015 with higher income despite lower metal prices

Feb 25, 2016 - 5:30 PM

However its metal gold and copper businesses in 2015 recorded lowest revenues over the last 5 years

CUSHIONING IMPACT. With pressure on metal prices, Philex Mining continues to manage costs and reduce expenses. Background image from Wikimedia

IMF chief sees 'tepid' growth for world economy

Feb 24, 2016 - 1:01 PM

Christine Lagarde also says oil exporters are facing a completely new reality

International Monetary Fund chief, Christine Lagarde speaks on the opening day of the Global Women's Forum on February 23, 2016, in Dubai. The world economy is going through a "tepid" recovery, Lagarde said during the women's forum, adding that growth in advanced economies should be higher.   / AFP / KARIM SAHIB

Eagles of Death Metal wow Paris with cathartic survivors show

Feb 17, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Eagles of Death Metal performs for the survivors of their November concert at the Bataclan

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL. Jesse Hughes performs during a concert at the Olympia music venue in Paris, France, 16 February 2016. Photo by Jean Nicholas Guillo/EPA

Eagles of Death Metal vow Paris return will be 'regular rock show'

Feb 16, 2016 - 10:51 PM

I hope I can walk out on that stage and be stronger than I am being right now says Jessie Hughs

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL. The band plays at the Bataclan again for the first time since the November Paris attacks. In the photo, the band performs at the Sentrum Scene concert hall in Oslo. File photo by Roald Berit

Eagles of Death Metal singer says guns could have stopped attacks

Feb 16, 2016 - 10:42 PM

Eagles of Death Metal returns to the Bataclan stage after the attacks in November 2015 that killed 90 fans

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL. Frontman Jesse Hughes says that the attacks on the Bataclan concert hall in November might not have happened if everyone in the crowd that night had guns. File photo shows Eagles of Death Metal performing at a concert in Oslo. Photo by Roald Berit/EPA

Roxas camp to rivals: Name owners of planes you're using

Feb 15, 2016 - 10:00 PM

The camp of Manuel Roxas II reacts to Rodrigo Duterte s latest tirade against the administration standard bearer

Eagles of Death Metal frontman feels 'sacred duty' to finish Paris gig

Feb 14, 2016 - 10:49 AM

I take it as a very sacred duty I feel we were elected by circumstances to represent this for good or bad says frontman Jesse Hughes

Survivors torn as Eagles of Death Metal return to Paris

Feb 13, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Everybody has to go at their own pace says one survivor

CLOSURE. Many survivors of the November Paris attacks find themselves unable to move past the trauma of the event. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

Mining firm files charges vs 10 Zambales residents

Feb 10, 2016 - 7:13 PM

Residents of Santa Cruz Zambales have blocked the hauling trucks of Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation since its mining operations reportedly caused floods in the villages

BARRICADE. Residents of Santa Cruz town in Zambales have been blocking the hauling trucks of Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation in protest of the environmental damage its operations have reportedly caused in the villages. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Zambales town residents block mining firms’ trucks

Jan 21, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Concerned citizens of Sta Cruz town say mining operations caused the mud floods and logs that flowed down from the mountains after Typhoon Lando in October

BLOCKING THE ROAD. Sta. Cruz residents barricade the highway to stop mining firms’ trucks from hauling nickel. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Your 2016 investment guide

Jan 06, 2016 - 10:53 AM

2016 holds a promise of another growth year despite the known risks

Cebu Pacific bans hoverboards due to safety concerns

Dec 21, 2015 - 2:33 PM

All battery operated personal transportation devices will not be accepted for check in or hand carry starting December 21

BANNED. Cebu Pacific also advises passengers that hoverboards will not be stored for safekeeping in the airport and ticket offices.

Eagles of Death Metal to play Paris in February

Dec 17, 2015 - 10:49 AM

The group is set to finish the tour that was cut short by the Paris attacks

Bataclan support act dedicate Austrian gig to Paris victim

Dec 16, 2015 - 10:30 AM

White Miles Eagles of Death Metal s support act during the Paris attacks dedicate their next gig to a member of their entourage who was slain that night

WHITE MILES. Eagles of Death Metal's support act during the Paris attacks dedicate their next gig to a member of their crew who died that night. Screengrab from Facebook/whitemilesmusic

Eagles of Death Metal on stage in Paris almost a month after attacks

Dec 08, 2015 - 11:01 AM

The group joins U2 for their concert at the AccorHotels Arena

U2's Bono writes Paris attacks song ahead of French gigs

Dec 07, 2015 - 12:26 AM

The song Streets of Surrender also touches on the refugee crisis with a lyric mentioning the Syrian boy whose photo went viral

Eagles of Death Metal to join U2 in emotional Paris return – report

Dec 05, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Eagles of Death Metal will be back on a Paris stage this time with U2

BACK ON STAGE. Eagles of Death Metal joins U2 at a Paris concert on Sunday, December 6. File photos by Hugo Marie/EPA, Henning Kaiser/EPA

Eagles of Death Metal want to be first band to reopen Bataclan

Nov 26, 2015 - 10:13 AM

Our friends went there and died I m gonna go back there and live says vocalist Jesse Hughes

FIRST BACK. Eagles of Death Metal want to be the first band to play at the Bataclan after the Paris attacks. File photo by Hugo Marie/EPA