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    IN a cutting retort to criticism against President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. told the United Nations on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) not to interfere in the country’s internal affairs. “We urge everyone to allow us to deal with our domestic challenges in order to achieve…

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    Second of Two Parts What they were like was completely different from what a crackpot writer, who has never seen even a picture of a single detention center, recently depicted in a rabidly anti-Marcos book, which is simply a huge money-making project if it is adopted as a textbook in…

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    Duterte balancing PH foreign policy – analyst

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    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s desire for closer ties with China and Russia is aimed at balancing Philippine foreign policy that has long been aligned with the United States and Japan. This was how professor Bobby Tuazon, director for policy studies of the Center for People Empowerment in Governance think tank, viewed…

    One time Duterte should listen to the outside world

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    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has taken a certain pride in not being influenced by the opinions of foreign officials or media, but on Friday, two important analysts – Moody’s Investors Service and the Nomura Group – issued some dire-sounding warnings that he would be well advised to heed. The two firms…

    Labor group rejects govt ‘endo’ proposal

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    THE country’s biggest labor group has rejected a government proposal that will allow regularization of contractual workers at the manpower service provider level rather than by concerned companies that need the workers. The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) on Sunday said the proposal is a clear…

    Brisk economy brings H1 debt-to-GDP ratio down

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    The ratio of general government debt to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) dropped slightly in the first semester of 2016 as the Philippine economy grew faster than the increase in its obligations, the Department of Finance (DOF) said on Sunday. DOF data released Sunday showed the general government debt-to-GDP…

    Nietes whips Sosa, claims WBO flyweight belt

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    Longest Filipino world boxing champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes debuted in the flyweight division with a unanimous decision victory against Mexican Edgar Sosa on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at the StabHub Center in Carson, California in US. The former World Boxing Organization (WBO) light flyweight champion started the first round with…

    Tsurenko stuns champion Jankovic for Guangzhou title

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    GUANGZHOU: Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko shrugged off her lowly world ranking of 80 to stun defending champion Jelena Jankovic, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, to claim the Guangzhou WTA title. It was a second career title for the 27-year-old after her maiden trophy in Istanbul last year.

    Will it be another Chiefs-Lions tussle in NCAA finals?

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    Two years ago, the San Beda College (SBC) Red Lions and Arellano University (AU) Chiefs topped the NCAA’s regular season and went on to figure in the finals. The Lions eventually took their fifth straight diadem with a sweep of the best-of-three finals. Season 92’s elimination phase ended last Friday…

    Schrock powers Ceres past Loyola

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    Filipino-German standout Stephan Schrock towed Ceres La Salle FC to a 4-1 demoliton of Loyola Meralco Sparks FC on Saturday in the United Football League at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila. Schrock, who is on an extended loan from mother club SpVgg Greuther Furth of the German Bundesliga…

    UFC 20 years ago and beyond

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    About 20 years ago, a friend of mine who was into the martial arts training lent me a videotape of the Universal Fighting Championship (UFC) 4 that was staged in December 16, 1994. At the time, the Internet was virtually non-existent (at least in the Philippines) and very few households…

    Perlas shines in SEABA Women’s Championship

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    Perlas Pilipinas moved up to 3-0 in the SEABA Women’s Championship after yet another blowout win, this time against Vietnam, 134-56, at the Bukit Sendirit Stadium in Malacca on Thursday night. Perlas limited Vietnam to only eight points in the first quarter before dropping 41 in the second quarter en…

    Names of 2 new Subic freeport officials bared

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    SUBIC BAY FREEPORT: The cat is out of the bag. After weeks of speculations on who President Rodrigo Duterte will appoint to take over the leadership of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), a number of officials here said Martin Diño is the incoming chairman and Marvin Ted Macapagal is…

    Gunman kills Jordanian over anti-Islam cartoon – report

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    AMMAN: A gunman on Sunday killed prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar outside a court where he was facing charges for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam, state news agency Petra reported. Hattar was struck by three bullets before the assailant was arrested, said Petra. Witnesses told Agence France-Presse that…

    Robin Padilla hopeful to see birth of new baby

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    Over the weekend, a photo of a smiling Robin Padilla and his wife Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport greeted his half-a-million followers on Instagram. It was the day husband and wife carefully planned for and agreed upon. The day Rodriguez—who has had a couple of miscarriages since…

    Robin Padilla hopeful to see birth of new baby

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    Over the weekend, a photo of a smiling Robin Padilla and his wife Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport greeted his half-a-million followers on Instagram. It was the day husband and wife carefully planned for and agreed upon. The day Rodriguez—who has had a couple of miscarriages since…

    GM Int’l holds Regional launch in Cebu

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    New Colorado and Trailblazer unveiled While everybody else in the local automotive scene were busy preparing for the sixth staging of the Philippine International Motor Show in Manila last week, Chevrolet was in the Queen City of the South unveiling the much improved iterations of their two most popular models;…

    Dine ‘teishoku’

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    Yayoi of Japan comes to Manila Craving for authentic Japanese food? Fans of real deal Japanese dishes will rejoice at the opening of restaurant chain Yayoi offering Japan’s hugely popular teishoku (set-menu dining) concept in Manila. Teishoku is a home-style pre-set meal consisting of a main dish of meat or…

    Daphne Oseña-Paez on making tough and loving choices in life

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    Since she made her mark on Philippine television in the 1990s as a news reporter for ABS-CBN, eventually finding her niche as television host-cum-producer for a string of successful lifestyle programs, Daphne Oseña-Paez has established herself as a woman of substance, grace and style in the public eye. Away from…