• NBA: Warriors bounce back to rout Suns 138-109

    Stephen Curry finished with 31 points as the Golden State Warriors extended their league record streak of games without consecutive defeats with a dominating 138-109 win over the Phoenix Suns. The Warriors have now gone 106 games without back-to-back losses as they rebounded Saturday from a 132-127

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  • NBA: Thomas takes charge as Celtics topple 76ers

    Isaiah Thomas scored the go-ahead layup with 30 seconds left as the Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 107-106 on Saturday. Thomas finished with 37 points to match his season high and fell one point short of his career high as Boston won for the third time in four games and the sixth time

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  • French choreographer Millepied starts anew in LA

    French choreographer Benjamin Millepied, who spectacularly left the Paris Opera Ballet earlier this year, will mark his return to Los Angeles this week with a new show. The dance star -- husband of Hollywood actress Natalie Portman -- also revealed he is working on a feature film as he held rehearsals

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  • NBA: Raptors pummel Hawks, extend win streak to six games

    DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry combined for 38 points as the Toronto Raptors routed the Atlanta Hawks 128-84 on Saturday to stretch their winning streak to a season-best six games. Lowry also had eight assists and Patrick Patterson tallied 17 points for Toronto who moved into a tie with Cleveland for

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  • Jinggoy wants to scrutinize AMLC report

    The camp of former senator Jinggoy Estrada is seeking to debunk allegations he pocketed government funds by questioning a report by the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) on several government officials allegedly involved in the multibillion-peso “pork” scam. In a motion dated Nov. 29 filed before

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  • Expert warns vs emergence of drug-resistant HIV

    With 26 Filipinos diagnosed with the Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) every day, an infectious disease expert from the University of the Philippines (UP)-Manila has cautioned against the emergence of drug-resistant human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the country. According to Edsel Salvana

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  • Drug war leaves 9 dead

    At least nine persons were killed in Metro Manila over the past two days in the government’s war on illegal drugs. Six of them were killed in police operations while three were gunned down by unidentified assailants. In Caloocan City, drug suspects Bryan Canama and “John Paul” were killed after allegedly

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  • Gov’t sincerity on plan to release political prisoners questioned

    Families of political prisoners are questioning the sincerity of the government to fulfill its commitment to release their loved ones from prison. “Is the (government) sincere in fulfilling its commitment to release family members from prison?” asked Amado Cadano, father of political prisoner Guiller

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  • Gov’t urged to study effects of firecracker ban

    Before implementing a nationwide ban on firecrackers, the government should first study its effect on the local firecracker industry, Sen. Joel Villanueva said through a resolution. “There is a need to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, to craft legislation aimed at addressing issues affecting

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  • OFWs told: Spend time in church this Christmas

    Returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) should spend more time with their families in church during their Christmas vacation instead of spending their hard-earned money in shopping malls, an official of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said yesterday. Every yuletide season

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  • De Lima arrest still an option – Speaker

    Issuing a warrant for the arrest of Sen. Leila de Lima for alleged obstruction of justice remains an option for the House of Representatives, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said over the weekend. He added that the Senate was not involved in her supposed misconduct. On Friday, justice committee chairman

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  • Duterte-Trump talk seen to boost ties

    Philippine-US relations seem to be back on track after President Duterte said he feels a “good sense of rapport” with president-elect Donald Trump following a late night phone call. In their seven-minute phone conversation Friday night, Duterte assured Trump the Philippines would maintain its ties with

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  • NLEX opens 2 lanes on Pampanga segment

    CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga – North-bound motorists passing through the Dau-Sta. Ines segment of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) can now travel faster, safer and more conveniently with the inauguration of additional two lanes on Friday.

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  • Marcos, CIDG team still under suspension

    The relieved chief of the Region 8 Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Supt. Marvin Marcos, and the rest of his men are still under suspension, the Inspector General of the Philippine National Police (PNP) said yesterday. PNP-IG Deputy Inspector General Chief Supt. Leo Angelo Leuterio

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  • Gov’t doctor gets 114 years over fake timecards

    A public doctor of the Manila city government was sentenced to serve up to 114 years in prison for falsifying her daily time records (DTRs) to receive full pay from two government institutions. In a resolution recently issued by the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 25, Rosalinda Benitez, a full-time

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  • Coconut farmers receive P4.7-M facility

    At least P4.7 million worth of post-harvest facilities have been turned over to coconut farmers in Davao del Sur, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) said yesterday. DAR Undersecretary Rosalina Bistoyong said the equipment would be used in a 669-hectare coconut farm in Magsaysay town. The project

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  • Metro terror alert remains high

    The terror alert level in Metro Manila remains high after the attempted bombing on Roxas Boulevard last week, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said yesterday. This is because Metro Manila, being the capital and center of government, “is prone to retaliatory acts” of terrorist groups

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  • House asked to reject proposal reinstating death penalty

    International rights advocates urged the House of Representatives to reject a proposal to reinstate the death penalty. In a joint letter issued over the weekend, the International Drug Policy Consortium urged all members of the House and Senate to uphold the right to life enshrined in the 1987 Constitution

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  • Search for 2 more missing Pinoy fishers continues

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is searching for two more fishermen who went missing during the onslaught of Tropical Storm Marce. On Friday, Morrey Sierra, 45, and Lloyd Akeiot, 37, both of Palauig town in Zambales, were turned over by the Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) to the local PCG, according to PCG

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  • Duterte wants gaming boss Lam arrested

    Police are under orders to arrest Jack Lam, a Chinese gaming operator at Fontana Leisure Park and Casino in Clark Field in Pampanga, for alleged bribery and economic sabotage. Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa said in a dzMM radio interview it was President Duterte

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  • Double Barrel leaves 2,028 dead

    Despite mounting criticism, the number of deaths in the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s anti-drug operations called “Oplan Double Barrel Alpha” continues to increase. Latest figures released by the PNP-Public Information Office showed that from 2,004 deaths between July 1 and Dec. 1, the number of

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  • Rody wants peace talks with MILF to move fast

    “The President wants the peace talks to move fast,” MILF vice chair for political affairs Ghazali Jaafar told The STAR. Jaafar added the President also wanted the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) to buckle down to work.

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  • DOTr, DOF mull restructuring excise tax on automobiles

    Amid the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Department of Finance (DOF) are mulling restructuring the excise tax on automobiles. Dominguez earlier said that under the DOF’s timetable, the proposed implementation of the excise tax on vehicles would

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  • Sulu’s ‘Salamat’ coffee: Peace and gratitude

    Yesterday, the “friends” launched Salamat coffee from Patikul, Sulu at the Mabuhay Restop, a travel café cum art gallery in Rizal Park in Manila owned by Rose Cabrera, executive director of GKonomics, Gawad Kalinga’s arm promoting social entrepreneurship. “One of the things that was neutral was coffee

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  • COA questions DFA’s P94-M airline tickets, freight services

    The Commission on Audit (COA) has called out the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) over supposed violations of several government procurement rules in the purchase of airline tickets for foreign travels and availment of freight services totaling P94.3 million. In its annual audit report on the DFA

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