• 'La La Land' expected to lead Golden Globe nominations

    Nominations for the Golden Globes will be unveiled Monday with critics expecting musical "La La Land" to lead the pack ahead of "Moonlight," "Manchester by the Sea" and "Lion." In a departure from last year's awards calendar, the announcements come before

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  • NBA: Westbrook's seventh straight triple-double not enough for Thunder

    Russell Westbrook inscribed his name alongside that of NBA icon Michael Jordan with a seventh straight triple-double on Friday, but the Houston Rockets spoiled the moment with a 102-99 victory over his Oklahoma City Thunder. Westbrook scored 27 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and handed out 10 assists

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  • LeBron James climbs NBA scoring list as Cavaliers blow out Heat

    LeBron James's 27 points in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 114-84 blowout of the Miami Heat moved the Cavs superstar into ninth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. Kyrie Irving scored 23 points as Cleveland notched their third straight victory and their second in a row by 30 points. Cleveland

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  • NBA: James climbs NBA scoring list as Cavs blow out Heat

    LeBron James's 27 points in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 114-84 blowout of the Miami Heat on Friday moved the Cavs superstar into ninth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. Kyrie Irving scored 23 points as Cleveland notched their third straight victory and their second in a row by 30 points

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  • Matobato files murder, crimes vs humanity raps vs Rody

    The Davao death squad (DDS) killed more than 1,000 people and President Duterte, then the city mayor, was there to personally oversee some of the brutal slays. Self-confessed DDS member Edgar Matobato made the allegation in a four-page complaint he filed before the Office of the Ombudsman yesterday.

    Philippine Star
  • ‘Senate report clearing Rody on EJK not conclusive’

    The report of the Senate committee on justice clearing the Duterte administration of involvement in extrajudicial killings is not conclusive, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said yesterday. Lacson chairs the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs, which conducted the investigation into the killings

    Philippine Star
  • Warhips from US, Japan to arrive on Phl

    Warships and aircraft on patrol in the South China Sea are arriving in the Philippines from US bases in Guam and Japan, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said yesterday. Lorenzana clarified the US is not allowed to use the Philippines as a staging point to patrol the South China Sea. He added the

    Philippine Star
  • Duterte to NPA: Stay away from power plants

    “Do not ask because it will be the consumers who will bear the burden of higher power rates,” the President said yesterday afternoon as he led the groundbreaking ceremony for the 10.6-megawatt Pulanai hydroelectric power plant in Zone 11, Hangaron, Barangay Lumbayao in Valencia City, Bukidnon. The Pulanai

    Philippine Star
  • Senate tackles death penalty bill in January

    The Senate will start its debates on proposals to revive the death penalty this January following the House panel’s approval of a bill seeking to reinstate capital punishment for heinous crimes in the Philippines. Sen. Richard Gordon, chairman of the Senate committee on justice and human rights, said

    Philippine Star
  • NBI recommends graft raps vs Customs execs

    The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has recommended the filing of charges against two Bureau of Customs (BOC) executives for robbery-extortion and graft. Those charged for violation of Article 293 of the Revised Penal Code and of Sections 3 (a) and (e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices

    Philippine Star
  • Ex-Solgen wants graft case dismissed

    Former solicitor general Agnes Devanadera has asked the Sandiganbayan to dismiss the graft case filed against her by the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the settlement deal signed by the state-owned Philippine National Construction Corp. with a British lending entity for the payment of the

    Philippine Star
  • 2 Abus, soldier killed in Sulu clash

    AMBOANGA CITY – Two Abu Sayyaf bandits and a sol- dier were killed while six other militants were wounded in an encounter in Patikul, Sulu on Thursday.

    Philippine Star
  • PNP wants Bato’s fake FB accounts deactivated

    The Philippine National Police yesterday warned the creators of 28 Facebook accounts using the name of PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa that they could face criminal charges if they do not deactivate their pages. Senior Supt. Gilbert Cruz, chief of the PNP Police Community Relations Group

    Philippine Star
  • 10 more drug suspects gunned down

    Ten more suspected drug personalities were killed in Luzon in the past two days.

    Philippine Star
  • Support for federalism snowballs – PDP-Laban

    Raul Lambino, PDP-Laban deputy secretary-general for constitutional reforms, said he and former senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr., chairman emeritus of PDP-Laban, have received several invitations from various sectors to speak on federalism. Lambino said Pimentel has been conducting almost daily lectures

    Philippine Star
  • Batangas mayor acquitted of rape

    The woman who filed the complaint against Mataasnakahoy Mayor Jay Manalo Ilagan is a “lying and a bogus rape victim,” said Regional Trial Court Judge James Clinton Nuevo. “There is enough basis to doubt the alleged victim’s credibility…A reasonable doubt constantly hovers above her supposedly air-tight

    Philippine Star
  • 11 drug suspects slain, 2 cops hurt

    At least 11 suspected drug personalities were killed in separate incidents in Metro Manila in the past two days. In Caloocan City, four drug suspects were slain and two police officers were wounded in an alleged shootout on Thursday night. Northern Police District director Senior Superintendent Roberto

    Philippine Star
  • Bogus NBI agent held for extortion

    A man posing as an agent of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) was arrested by police on Thursday night after he allegedly extorted P150,000 from one of his victims in Quezon City. Joel James Victoria, 38, was apprehended outside a drug store along Roosevelt Avenue in Barangay Paraiso at around

    Philippine Star
  • De Lima plea to transfer case to ombudsman bucked

    The complainants in the drug trafficking and graft charges against Sen. Leila de Lima yesterday opposed her bid to transfer the investigation from the Department of Justice (DOJ) to the Office of the Ombudsman. In a joint opposition, the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and former National

    Philippine Star
  • SM City Pampanga’s biggest Lantern of Hope unveiled

    Pampanga, known as the Christmas Capital of the Philippines, is the birthplace of the parol, giant lanterns that light up the holiday. The largest incarnations of the parol, these dazzling handcrafted Christmas lanterns symbolize the Star of Bethlehem.

    Philippine Star
  • Rody will finish term – Leni

    As far as Vice President Leni Robredo is concerned, President Duterte will remain in office until the end of his term in 2022 as the Liberal Party, which she chairs, has no plan to unseat him, contrary to the scenario raised by his supporters. Robredo’s assurance came a day after the President gave

    Philippine Star
  • MMDA offers free shuttle rides for ferry passengers

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is offering free shuttle rides to commuters who take the Pasig River ferry to help address traffic congestion in the metropolis amid the holiday traffic rush. The MMDA and the Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (IACT), in partnership with Megaworld Corp

    Philippine Star
  • Bongbong, Leni told: Let PET do its job

    The Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday appealed to all parties in the protest case filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to allow the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to do its job. Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said it would be better if concerned parties just let the PET resolve

    Philippine Star
  • No road closures during Miss Universe pageant – Duterte

    Tourism Undersecretary Katherine de Castro yesterday said the President was firm in his instructions to avoid disrupting the regular flow of traffic and creating public inconvenience for the duration of activities and the main pageant. “When we presented it to President Duterte, that’s the first thing

    Philippine Star
  • Duterte, Trump share concern on climate pact

    In a speech at the groundbreaking for the Pulanai 10.6 MW hydroelectric power plant in Bukidnon yesterday, Duterte reiterated his opposition to the Paris climate agreement, which seeks to require countries to reduce their carbon emissions to mitigate global warming. “Now, Trump decided to junk a garbage

    Philippine Star

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