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Gov’t seeks billions to fund healthcare

By Genalyn D. Kabiling The government is seeking billions to bankroll programs on healthcare services, subsidies for the poor, and supplementary feeding program next year. Under the proposed R3.757-trillion national budget for next year, President Duterte said the Department of Health would receive R141.4 billion to implement the national health insurance program, purchase medicines and […]

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Elton John inspired by friends among AIDS victims

For Elton John, the fight against AIDS is personal. And infuriating. Announcing new initiatives Tuesday to halt the spread of HIV, the immune system-wrecking virus that causes AIDS, the singer remembered loved ones among 35 million people lost to the epidemic to date. “I lost so many friends to AIDS in the 1980s when it […]

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3 brothers dead in Batangas shootout

By MARTIN SADONGDONG Five members of a notorious robbery gang headed by three brothers were killed after engaging policemen in a shootout Wednesday in Nasugbu, Batangas. The policemen, armed with search and arrest warrants, were on their way to the group’s safehouse in Palakulan, Barangay Wawa when they were met by a hail of bullets […]

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Petron, F2 start series

By Jerome Lagunzad Games Today (The Arena, San Juan City) 4:15 p.m. – Smart-Army vs Cignal 7:00 p.m. – F2 Logistics vs Petron Petron and F2 Logistics add another chapter to their storied rivalry as they start their best-of-three titular showdown for the 2018 Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference crown tonight at The Arena […]

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IMF sees PH growing  by 6.7% in 2018-2019

By Lee C. Chipongian The International Monetary Fund expects domestic growth of 6.7 percent for this year and in 2019 on a generally favorable mid-term outlook but cautions against risks of rising inflation and uncertain global environment. IMF Mission Head Luis E. Breuer, in concluding the latest Article IV assessment of the Philippines, said the […]

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Xavier, San Beda-A down Martin Cup rivals

The Xavier School Golden Stallions drew big baskets from Darren Sytin and Miguel Tan and turned back the University of Santo Tomas Tiger Cubs, 77-73, in the 16th Fr. Martin Cup Division 2 basketball tournament. Sytin and Tan struck hard at crunch time to lift the Golden Stallions to their first win in Group A […]

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