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THE Philippines on Tuesday apologized to Kuwait for missions conducted by Filipino embassy staff to rescue two Filipina workers, viewed by the Gulf state as a violation of its sovereignty. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano made the apology amid the escalating diplomatic row, but said the Filipino ambassador to…

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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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MANY of our Supreme Court justices seem to believe they have the right, the duty and the power to judicially remove the Chief Justice, whom President Rodrigo Duterte desperately wants out, in patent disregard of the Constitution, which provides that an impeachable officer, such as the President, the Vice President,…

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Govt to probe ‘Boracay extortion’

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Malacañang on Tuesday assured the public the government would go after barangay (village) officials taking advantage of President Rodrigo Duterte’s six-month closure order on Boracay Island and extorting money from local businesses. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. made the assurance after Sen. Panfilo Lacson over the weekend accused village officials…

Govt to probe ‘Boracay extortion’

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Malacañang on Tuesday assured the public the government would go after barangay (village) officials taking advantage of President Rodrigo Duterte’s six-month closure order on Boracay Island and extorting money from local businesses. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. made the assurance after Sen. Panfilo Lacson over the weekend accused village officials…

Govt to probe ‘Boracay extortion’

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Malacañang on Tuesday assured the public the government would go after barangay (village) officials taking advantage of President Rodrigo Duterte’s six-month closure order on Boracay Island and extorting money from local businesses. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. made the assurance after Sen. Panfilo Lacson over the weekend accused village officials…

 

BORACAY CLOSURE

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WHO blasts Dengvaxia; Drilon absolves Aquino

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The Dengvaxia scandal has now festered for over half a year without approaching closure or resolution, even as various bodies have ventured to investigate it. We trust that the announcement on Dengvaxia by the World Health Organization (WHO) last Thursday in Geneva, Switzerland, is a development that will bring us…

Robredo denies violating gag order on poll protest

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Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo has denied violating a gag order issued by the Supreme Court (SC) in connection with a poll protest filed against her by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., saying she was merely addressing Marcos’ alleged lies. The Vice President made the denial in a compliance filed…

Economic managers tweak PH forex, fiscal assumptions

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Economic managers see no need to revise growth and inflation expectations but other macroeconomic assumptions, particularly the peso-dollar rate and fiscal projections, have been adjusted to take latest developments into account. The interagency Development Budget Coordination Committee (DBCC), in a meeting on Tuesday, decided to keep the official gross domestic…


Harden hits heights as Rockets soar over Timberwolves

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LOS ANGELES: James Harden scored 36 points as the Houston Rockets moved to the brink of a Western Conference first round playoff series victory with a 119-100 rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). Harden underscored his status as front-runner for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award…

Harden hits heights as Rockets soar over Timberwolves

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LOS ANGELES: James Harden scored 36 points as the Houston Rockets moved to the brink of a Western Conference first round playoff series victory with a 119-100 rout of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). Harden underscored his status as front-runner for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award…

Troops capture wounded NPA leader in Sarangani

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Soldiers arrested a senior communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebel leader who was wounded in a clash on Monday in Sarangani province. Major Ezra Balagtey, of the Philippine Army’s Eastern Mindanao Command, said the troops cornered Pablito Torno in Barangay Amsipit, Maasim town near the encounter site. Members of the…

Chinese carrier leads live fire drill

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BEIJING: China’s sole aircraft carrier has led a flotilla of naval vessels in a “live combat drill” in the East China Sea (also known as Sea of Japan), state media reported on Tuesday, the latest show of force by Beijing’s burgeoning navy. The official Xinhua news agency said the vessels…

Boardroom Watch

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CELEBRITY CHEF LIVES LIFE AND COOKING WITH PASSION
As I stood there in stunned disbelief, scenes from Shinjuku, Peru, Argentina and Saitama swirled through my head like the images in a revolving…

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Talk about hitting career walls, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has rammed into them many times. How did he surmount them and achieve his dream to travel and become a sushi master? Read on. • Don’t look for the easy way, that’s the lazy way. • Don’t be afraid to make a…

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Amorita Resort Boracay’s out, so why not Bohol? And why not the boutique Amorita Resort along the southern edge of Panglao Island? Built with loving care by owners Nikki and Ria Cauton, Amorita marries world-class service with signature Filipino hospitality, offering guests an escape from the urban fray and a…

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Smdc Shell Residences Shell Residences, the 2.2-hectare resort residential complex developed by SMDC, located within the Mall of Asia Complex, provided the perfect view of the recent Philippine Pyromusical Competition at the Seaside Boulevard, SM Mall of Asia. With that front-row seat experience, the development treated homeowners and guests to…

PCSO extends help to Filipino hemophiliacs

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Eldie Llamas was only a 19-year-old mother in 1998 when she first encountered for herself the biggest challenge of her life, a rare inheritable condition that afflicted her father and an uncle. Doctors diagnosed her son Christian, then only six months old, to be one of about 1,500 Filipinos afflicted…

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ cast reflects on 10-year legacy

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After months of teasers, trailers and fan theories as to what will happen to their favorite super heroes, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” finally lands in Philippine theaters today. An unprecedented cinematic journey 10 years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Infinity War brings to…

The Audi A8 is ‘World Luxury Car 2018’

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The Audi A8 is the “World Luxury Car 2018” in the World Car Awards recently held at the New York Auto Show. This win underscores the status of the brand’s flagship model as the embodiment of “Vorsprungdurch Technik.” In their decision, the 82 jury members from 24 countries assessed the…

PCSO extends help to Filipino hemophiliacs

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Eldie Llamas was only a 19-year-old mother in 1998 when she first encountered for herself the biggest challenge of her life, a rare inheritable condition that afflicted her father and an uncle. Doctors diagnosed her son Christian, then only six months old, to be one of about 1,500 Filipinos afflicted…

On building better lives

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For many successful women, making it in their chosen careers means learning to work within male-dominated workplaces where the proverbial all boys’ club still prevails. In fact, these very women will be the first to admit that it can feel intimidating to break into industries generally monopolized by men, but…

PCSO extends help to Filipino hemophiliacs

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Eldie Llamas was only a 19-year-old mother in 1998 when she first encountered for herself the biggest challenge of her life, a rare inheritable condition that afflicted her father and an uncle. Doctors diagnosed her son Christian, then only six months old, to be one of about 1,500 Filipinos afflicted…

The Lookbook

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Designer Abraham Guardian pulls out the stops for creative reuse of clothing It was Lady Gaga’s avante-garde fashion choices that made an impression on Abraham Guardian’s sense of style. “I was very inspired by her. I just like the way she puts things together. Her costumes were not things that…

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Avoid beauty products with these ingredients What goes into your beauty products? Your lipstick, makeup, nail polish, hair products such as shampoo and conditioner, body care products like lotion, and other personal care products contain chemical ingredients that may be harmful to you, as well as to the environment. Studies…

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At an estimated three trillion dollars, fashion’s market value is an economic success story. But beyond the numbers, fashion is a ‘dirty industry’, ranking second as the biggest polluter on Earth, next only to oil. There are efforts to reduce and remove unnecessary waste in the production of garments and…