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    EXECUTIVE ORDERS TO UNDO OBAMA LEGACY

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump assumed power Friday (Saturday in Manila) with a fiercely nationalistic vow to put “America first,” taking a stinging swipe at the legacy of his predecessor hours after reciting the oath of office. Hundreds of thousands of people stood on the rain-splattered National Mall to see…

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    I felt my spirit inundated by a mystery of light that is God and in Him I saw and heard: the point of a lance like a flame that is detached, touches the axis of the earth, and it trembles: mountains, cities, towns and villages with their inhabitants are buried.…

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    The photograph in itself is a kind of pornography of the wealthiest oligarchs, tycoons, money-magnets, business moguls, elite Industrialists, rogue capitalists, barons of industry and financial tyrants and heads of corporate conglomerates. Some ethical business people, call them what you will but words fail me. They are among the estimated…

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    WASHINGTON, D.C.: First Lady Melania Trump stunned fashion watchers by donning a sleek, off-the-shoulder cream dress with a daring thigh-high slit to dance with President Donald Trump at the inaugural balls. Her column dress, finished with a sculpted ruffle that cascaded down the front of the gown and cinched at…

    PH sees improved ties under Trump

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    THE assumption of President Donald Trump to power is an opportunity to improve Manila-Washington relations, Philippine officials said on Saturday. “We view transitions as opportunities to further relations. The US and the Philippines are treaty allies and we are ready to work on bolstering this alliance on the basis of…

    We must worry now about the entire PNP barrel

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    The old proverb says, “A rotten apple spoils the barrel.” It means that a bad person influences everyone he or she comes into contact with, making them bad, too; or a bad person or policy, etc., can ruin everything around it. The shocking abduction and murder of a Korean businessman…

    House eyes amnesty on estate tax collections

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    The House of Representatives’ ways and means committee has passed a substitute bill that seeks to grant amnesty in the payment of estate taxes. Committee chairman, Rep. Dakila Carlo Cua of Quirino, spearheaded the passage of the unnumbered bill that substituted House Bill 1889 authored by Rep. Arthur Defensor Jr.…

    Banks tighten lending to companies, households

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    BSP notes reduced risk tolerance, less favorable outlook COMMERCIAL BANKS tightened their lending standards for companies and households during the fourth quarter of 2016, mainly due to their less favorable economic outlook and reduced risk tolerance, the central bank said on Friday. The lenders are also set to keep the…

    Warriors crush Rockets for sixth straight win

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    LOS ANGELES: The Golden State Warriors took their revenge against the Houston Rockets on Friday (Saturday in Manila), overwhelming on both ends of the court with a 125-108 victory at the Toyota Center arena. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant joined forces to power the offence while the rest of the…

    Sta. Elena Golf and Country Club muscles up with The Turf Company gears

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    The Sta. Elena Golf & Country Club has received another fleet of equipment that includes irrigation systems, precision mowing equipment, golf cars and other utility vehicles from The Turf Company. President and COO Mario Lopez and Sales Manager Ernie Mozo represented The Turf Company while Sta. Elena was represented by…

    MVP plum sweetens San Beda’s triumph

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    National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Football Tournament 2017 Most Valuable Player (MVP) Jay-R Sandoval said that his award is just an added bonus to San Beda College’s triumph. Playing as a defender, Sandoval had a crucial role in the Red Lions journey toward winning this year’s NCAA crown. “I did…

    Mini Team is 2016 STV Rally winner!

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    (Last part) In the last two columns, I wrote about how On-Time, All-The-Time Rallies, or TSD Rallies, came about and how our Mini Rally team prepared for it. This time, I will reveal the inside stories of how our team luckily won the 2016 STV Auto Rally Corporate Challenge held…

    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…

    Lady booter Fernando welcomes new role as Sparks’ GM

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    Football player Isabella Fernando said that she is honored to take her new position as general manager of the Loyola Meralco Sparks FC. “I felt honored. I knew that a big task lays ahead of me and that I needed to prepare for it,” Fernando told The Manila Times in…

    Flood-trapped families rescued

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    SHARIFF AGUAK,Maguindanao: Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and disaster response teams from Maguindanao and North Cotabato provinces on Friday rescued 60 people, among them pregnant women and children, who were trapped by rising flood waters in a roadside village. The floodwaters reached the national highway linking…

    Market bomb kills 20 in Pakistan

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    PESHAWAR, Pakistan: A bomb exploded at a market on Saturday in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt, killing at least 20 people and wounding 40 others, officials said. The bomb detonated in a crowded vegetable market in Parachinar city, the capital of Kurram tribal district on the…

    Tradition, luxury at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

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    The first month of 2017 is wrapping up but the Year of the Fire Rooster is just about to begin. And what a better way to usher in the Chinese New Year than attracting prosperity and continuing tradition in the midst of luxury? Marco Polo Ortigas is pulling all stops…

    Men of the moment

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    Even for the press, catch-ups with showbiz’ most handsome male celebrities are always a treat. And this past week, updates from no less than ultimate leading man Piolo Pascual and prime time heartthrob Enrique Gil on their latest milestones and projects make them showbiz’ men of the moment—and your reading…

    Continental Supersports: the world’s fastest four-seater

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    Welcome the new Bentley Continental Supersports, the most powerful production Bentley in the world to date. And the world’s fastest four-seater. Unlike the previous Supersports, which got rid of the rear seats to reduce unsprung weight, Bentley retained the rear seats for the new model and added more power. The…

    Tradition, luxury at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

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    The first month of 2017 is wrapping up but the Year of the Fire Rooster is just about to begin. And what a better way to usher in the Chinese New Year than attracting prosperity and continuing tradition in the midst of luxury? Marco Polo Ortigas is pulling all stops…

    Nicole Tantoco

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    The retail scion on her personal and professional growth This interview was set right in the middle of the holiday frenzy at the heart of  Makati’s shopping district. As expected, crowds were streaming in and out of the shopping mall, hoping to find or have bought the perfect gifts for…