‘Lego Batman’ spanks ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ at box office

LOS ANGELES, United States — “The Lego Batman Movie” spanked “Fifty Shades Darker” for a second weekend running at North American box offices, an industry group said on Sunday.

232 nabbed in Bicol anti-illegal gambling drive

LEGAZPI CITY — Police arrested 232 people in anti-illegal gambling operations in the Bicol Region from Feb. 3 to 18, said Senior Inspector Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police sokesperson, on Monday.

Hitler’s phone sells for more than $240,000

WASHINGTON, United States — Adolf Hitler’s personal telephone, which the Fuehrer used to dictate many of his deadly World War II commands, sold at auction on Sunday for $243,000, the US house selling it announced.

Caragan fest to highlight Mabalacat City’s heritage

MABALACAT CITY - In line with its month-long fiesta celebration, this city will glass-case its rich culture and heritage through honoring its ancestry, the Aetas, on February 17-24 at the Xevera Plaza, Tabun.

NPA keeps 6 gov’t troopers captive

DAVAO CITY---The New People's Army (NPA) in Mindanao is now keeping captive six government troopers following President Duterte's declaration of an end to peace talks between his administration and rebel leaders. The number of NPA captives rose to six following the capture of two government militiamen at a rebel checkpoint in Davao Oriental on Feb. 14. In

Oscar-nominee ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ is Mel Gibson’s return to form

During the Battle of Okinawa, WWII American Army medic Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) becomes the first man in history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a single shot.

US aircraft carrier strike group patrolling South China Sea

Washington, DC --- A US aircraft carrier strike group is patrolling in the South China Sea, the US Navy said Saturday, days after Beijing told Washington not to challenge its sovereignty in the waterway. China asserts ownership of almost all of ...

Swedes scratch heads at Trump’s suggestion of major incident

HELSINKI --- Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remark that suggested a major incident had happened in Sweden. During a rally in Florida on Saturday, Trump said "look what's happening last night in Sweden" as he alluded to past terror attacks in Europe. The comment has prompted a barrage of social media

Philippines: Army to create ‘battalion size’ task force to chase big drug syndicates

THE Philippine army will create a “battalion size” task force to help the government’s anti-narcotics agency run after high-value targets in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, the country’s military chief said.

Three killed in Cagayan De Oro shootout; bystander wounded

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Three persons were killed in a shootout in this city’s commercial district Sunday afternoon, police said.

Teener killed, 3 others hurt in Masbate shooting incident

LEGAZPI CITY—A teenage boy was killed while three others where wounded in a shooting incident in Cataingan town in Masbate on Saturday night, police said Sunday.

Man killed by brother in Quezon

LUCENA CITY---A man stabbed dead his younger sibling in a heated argument in Lucban town in Quezon province shortly beforemidnight Saturday, police saidSunday.

Duterte to review closure of mines

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Friday night that he would review the decisions of Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, as he acknowledged the controversy they have stirred up.

11,000 families lose livelihood as mining activities stop in Camarines Norte

DAET, Camarines Norte—Some 11,000 families in the towns of Paracale and Panganiban have lost their primary source of income after the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) issued a cease-and-desist order (CDO) against mining activities in 12 towns of Camarines Norte province.

Manila hosts SEABA Championship in May

The 2017 SEABA Championship, which was initially slated in April, has been moved to May.