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    FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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    JUST when people expected President Rodrigo Duterte to shift the focus of his war on drugs from killing unshod suspects who were reportedly “resisting arrest,” to going after the big drug producers, manufacturers, financiers and mega distributors who have not at all been touched, he now calls on the Armed…

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    RHAYDZ B. BARCIA DARAGA, Albay: President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to finish construction of the P4.8-billion Bicol Inter­national Airport terminal within three years “without corruption.” “Bicol International Airport will be finished within two to three years. You’re lucky because you have two airports. In my time, it will be finished…

    ‘Go ahead, impeach me’ – President

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    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday dared arch-nemesis Sen. Leila de Lima to lead an impeachment case against him following his defense of the policemen who killed Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. “They can go ahead. Bakit pa mas maraming daldal? Sige na, impeach na… Hayaan mo sila [Why is…

    A step toward eradicating ‘5-6’

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    THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) unveiled a promising new financing initiative for Filipino entrepreneurs this week with the launch of a program to provide loans on similar terms – but at much lower interest rates – as the notorious “5-6” lenders who are a source of funds for…

    Trump wants to fix ‘bad’ ties with PH

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    President Rodrigo Duterte said he felt like a saint when US President-elect Donald Trump said he wanted to fix the “bad relations” between the Philippines and the United States. Duterte, in his speech on Wednesday night during the State Conference on United Nations Convention Against Corruption, revealed snippets of his…

    ‘PH to stand impact of US policies’

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    But US economic policy expert urges govt to invest in human capital The Philippine economy has strength to stand the negative impact of the tougher trade policy of new US President-elect Donald Trump, but must invest further in human capital and continue to improve its investment climate to attract more…

    Ayo vows to give more titles to La Salle

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    De La Salle University head coach Aldin Ayo wants to win more championships in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball tournament. Two days after winning his second title in a different collegiate league last Wednesday at the expense of Ateneo De Manila University, the coach from…

    NCAA women’s volleyball champions CSB Lady Blazers visit Gerry’s

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    NCAA 91 Women’s Volleyball champions CSB Lady Blazers Ranya Musa, Chelsea Umali, Christine Lim, Arianne Daguil, with coaches Santi Edralin, Villaluz, Michael Carino, Pauline Cardiente and Chelsea Santillan presented a token jersey to Gerry’s senior marketing manager Francis Villaluz in a courtesy visit during the launch of Gerry’s at 20…

    Red Lions sink Pirates to grab top spot

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    San Beda College took the solo top spot in the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 92 football tournament after beating Lyceum of the Philippines University, 3-0, on Thursday at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium. The Red Lions, who are tied with College of Saint Benilde…

    Freak show or marquee fight

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    News that Manny Pacquiao might square off with Vasyl Lomachenko of Russia has made the boxing world buzzing with excitement, because it involves an up-and-coming superstar and a future Hall of Famer. But there’s one big problem – their official fighting weights are almost a world apart with Pacquiao at…

    Lookout bulletin issued vs De Lima

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    THE tables have been turned against Sen. Leila de Lima, who used Lookout Bulletin Orders (LBO) to bar political figures, including former president Gloria Arroyo, from leaving the country when she was Justice secretary. The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a lookout bulletin against De Lima to ensure that she…

    Cebuana athlete finds healing in sports

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    Sports brought healing to young Cebuana Nyka Archival. The 14-year-old athlete competed in the triathlon and duathlon events of the 2016 Batang Pinoy National Championships in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, mainly to bear the pain brought by the death of her beloved father. Though she just finished sixth and…

    PDEA thanks Negros Island Region mayors for P3-million support

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    The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) thanked mayors of Negros Island Region (NIR) for their P3-million contribution for the construction of the agency’s regional office there. PDEA Director General Isidro Lapeña personally received a check for P3 million, from Mayor Magdaleno Peña of Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental, who represented the…

    48 killed in Pakistan airplane crash

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    SADDHA BATOLNI, Pakistan: A Pakistani plane carrying 48 people crashed on Wednesday in the country’s mountainous north and burst into flames killing everyone on board, authorities said, in one of the deadliest aviation accidents in the nation’s history. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Flight PK661 came down after one of its…

    How to manage holiday finances in a clever way

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    The excitement of the holidays continues to build up as Christmas Day nears. But along with this of course comes the inevitable stress as traffic gets worse, malls get more crowded, and schedules become tighter to accommodate invitations from family and friends. More so, staying within one’s budget becomes trickier…

    Are Jean Garcia and Jomari Yllana dating?

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    PLUS: Why Paolo Ballesteros identifies with gay role GUESS WHO? The mom of a showbiz personality who has just transferred to a rival network still wonders why her son left the mother studio that gave him his big break. “I really don’t know what happened, but he was telling me…

    Better-looking Lexus IS350 now available in PH market

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    Arguably the most stylish car in Lexus’s product line, the IS sedan is a popular model in the luxury segment. The current, third-generation model is particularly stunning, and remains so even three years after it was introduced to the global market in 2013. But as with any other automobile that…

    How to manage holiday finances in a clever way

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    The excitement of the holidays continues to build up as Christmas Day nears. But along with this of course comes the inevitable stress as traffic gets worse, malls get more crowded, and schedules become tighter to accommodate invitations from family and friends. More so, staying within one’s budget becomes trickier…

    Empowering the Filipino female to take charge of her health

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    A survey titled “EVA: Evaluation of the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Filipino Women” reveals that Filipino women always put their family’s health concerns before their own. As such, if the women of the family—be they grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters or daughters—are the ones who are ill, a majority of…