• Duterte on RH law:” I am not for abortion, not for birth control but I am for giving Filipino a choice to decide the size of their family
    “I appeal to Supreme Court not to put TROs on government projects.”
    Duterte asks Congress to pass law “rightsizing” the size of the government
    “God placed me here to protect the country. Talagang bully ako (I am really) a bully to the enemies of the state.”
    Duterte vows to enforce law against anarchy.
    “Kayong mga Left I will not talk to you. Why should I?”
    “From now on I will save money for my soldiers. I lost many soldiers already.”
    Duterte on his visit to Marawi despite security threat: “I came here to die also.”
    Duterte asks Congress to pass law creating department that will oversee delivery and enhance disaster resilency and response
    Duterte cites need to enhance disaster preparedness: “We need to act decisively and fast.”
    “Capital punishment not about deterrence but retribution. It is time for us to fulfill our mandate to protect our people from these crimes.”
    Duterte hits Rappler, says media agency “tried to pierce the identity, you end up American-owned.”
    Duterte: “The protection of the environment must be made a priority.”
    Duterte calls for responsible and regulated mining: “We shalll put a stop to the extraction and export of our raw materials.”
    Duterte lauds ABS-CBN broadcaster Ted Failon for docu on environmental destruction brought about by mining
    Duterte calls for passage of National Land Use Act
    Duterte urges foreign investors to put up factories and manufacturing establishments in PH
    “Your efforts will be better spent if you use it to educate people instead of condemning people,” says Duterte to drug war critics
    Duterte: “I have resolved that not matter how long it takes, the fight against illegal drugs will continue.”
    Duterte says: “We are one in saying that genuine change is what this country truly needs”

      

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    The Philippines and China are now working on a joint oil exploration deal in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), President Rodrigo Duterte has said. Speaking to reporters after he delivered his State of the Nation Address (SONA) Monday, the President disclosed that the proposed joint venture of…

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    WHILE protesters against the drug killings and the five-months’ extension of martial law in Mindanao milled a street away from the Batasan complex on Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte tried to win as much applause from the joint session of Congress at his second State of the Nation Address, which rambled…

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    THE bureaucracy must take its cue from its boss, President Duterte, who pointed out in his State of the Nation Address the other day that the news website Rappler is American-funded, in violation of the Constitution that bans even a single peso (or dollar) invested in a media company by…

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    THE Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries as well as China should stand together and reject “non-regional forces” that don’t want stability in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday. In his message after the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Department…

    Lanao needs more food, support – ICRC

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    MARAWI CITY: As the war in Marawi entered its third month, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has raised concern over the plight of thousands of displaced people in need of food as well as those suffering from diseases. The ICRC cited towns in the eastern part of…

    For whom the bells toll

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    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte, obviously, is no George Clooney. But the President has every right like any other Filipino to demand that the United States return the Balangiga bells of Samar to their supposedly rightful owner, the Philippines, which lost the bells to US troops in 1901 as war booty. Duterte…

    HIV cases highest since 1984 – report

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    Newly-reported cases of Filipinos carrying human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) reached more than a thousand in May, according to the HIV and AIDS Registry of the Philippines (HARP) report. Figures from the HARP report revealed that 1,098 people were found to be carrying the virus last May. “This is the highest…

    Businesses give Duterte SONA high marks

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    BUSINESS leaders on Tuesday cheered President Rodrigo Duterte’s state of the nation address (SONA) delivered the day before, describing the points he raised and policies he reiterated as “honest,” “direct to the point” and “refreshing.” “No pretensions and direct to the point. Frank appeal to end temporary restraining orders and…

     

     

    Fuel Masters, Road Warriors try to stay perfect

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    Phoenix Petroleum and Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEX) try to stay unbeaten as they take on separate foes on Wednesday in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 42 Governors Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. The Fuel Masters and the Road Warriors are still spotless after two games and are hoping to extend…

    Jamaica aims to slay another giant, faces US in Gold Cup final

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    LOS ANGELES: Jamaica is out to end North America’s stranglehold on the CONCACAF Gold Cup when they take on the favored United States on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) in the final at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The arrival of Bruce Arena’s men in the title match of the regional…

    Your unfriendly ‘sports’ channel

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    The football match between Luxembourg and The Netherlands for a ticket to the 2018 World Cup looked familiar as this corner thought that he had seen it before a week or so ago. I was watching late last week the game that was held in Amsterdam and it immediately gave…

    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…

    Jin Lopez shows SEA Games readiness, wins gold in Korea Open

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    Rising tae kwon do star Pauline Louise Lopez displayed her readiness to represent the Philippines in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia next month by winning a gold medal in the 2017 Chuncheon Korea Open Interna-tional  Taekwondo Championships last July 5 in Chuncheon, South Korea. Lopez, 20, showed courage…


     

     

    Iligan mayor stops entry of CDO protesters

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    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Iligan City Mayor Celso Regencia on Tuesday ordered the military and police to prevent about 1,000 protesters from Cagayan De Oro City to hold an indignation rally against martial law citing security threats. Regencia ordered the deployment of two Armored Personnel Carriers (APC), a military fighting…

    Thai authorities freeze Yingluck’s bank accounts

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    BANGKOK: Thai authorities have frozen seven bank accounts belonging to ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra over a $1 billion fine she faces for her administration’s controversial rice subsidy scheme, her lawyer said Tuesday. The move is seen as unprecedented because it financially sanctions an elected leader for a government policy and it…

     

     

    Generally well received, with a few awkward angles

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    Award-winning movie director Brillante Mendoza’s camera angles for President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday were generally well received, save for a few awkward shots and habits seemingly hard to break. Praises were generally given to Mendoza’s use of black and white visual aids…

    Generally well received, with a few awkward angles

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    Award-winning movie director Brillante Mendoza’s camera angles for President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday were generally well received, save for a few awkward shots and habits seemingly hard to break. Praises were generally given to Mendoza’s use of black and white visual aids…

    Audi PH launches the untaggable ‘Q2’

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    Audi Philippines recently launched the newest member of the Q family: the new Q2. The event was held at the Audi Philippines showroom last July 19 in a colorful media reveal. “Audi is venturing into a new market segment with the new Audi Q2, bringing top technologies into the smallest…

    Rainy season illnesses (Part 2)

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    Continuing on the topic of illnesses associated with the rainy season, here are four more of them that pose serious health threats, as listed by the Department of Health (DOH). Dengue fever Dengue fever is an infectious disease caused by a virus, and is most common during the rainy season.…

    Pursuing a proud and beloved legacy

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    The gift of family is truly so precious that parents end up spending their lifetime working on  a legacy to leave their children. For besides ideally raising them with sound values and good health, mothers and fathers especially are compelled to provide their children with the means to succeed in…

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    Passion for a cold dessert led to one of the best artisanal There is the usual affectionate horseplay between father and son Francisco “Paco” and Jaime Magsaysay, who are hamming it up for the camera. Except that their antics take place in a walk-in freezer where the temperature is -30…

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    Coach 1941 Fall Campaign Coach launches its newest global campaign, Coach 1941, which introduces its highly-anticipated Fall 2017 collection. Shot in Brooklyn, in an authentic subway train, the spirited campaign becomes a beautiful homage to New York with its rich, seductive palette of burgundy and caramel. The Fall 2017 collection…

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    BOSS Menswear 2017 For Fall 2017, BOSS Menswear presents an inspired collection tailored for the modern traveler. The collection – which highlights innovative fabrics such as boiled wool, bonded leather and lightweight nylon – puts great importance on performance and functionality with each piece designed to endure any wild adventure.…

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