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Sen. Vicente Sotto 3rd, the veteran lawmaker who became a household name as noontime television host, became the 29th Senate president on Monday, second in the line of succession to the Office of the President. No less than the outgoing Senate president, Aquilino Pimentel 3rd, nominated him to the post…

Opinion on Page One

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DESPITE the seemingly intemperate headline, this article seeks to rationally assess the options facing the Philippines in dealing with China’s increasing military deployment in the South China Sea. With satellite pictures from the Asian Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), foreign and…

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THIS much can be said. Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno and Maria Leonora G. Robredo have damaged some people’s claim of possessing more intelligence over other citizens. It appears that the desire to defend Sereno and Robredo can lead to the unmasking of credentials. Many lawyers have questioned non-lawyers like me…

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Duterte dismisses Transport official

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has fired Transportation Assistant Secretary Mark Tolentino from his post, Malacañang said on Monday. “The mistake of Assistant Secretary Tolentino is he talked to a relative of the President. The order of the President to all government employees that have an interest in any contract or appointment in…

Duterte dismisses Transport official

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has fired Transportation Assistant Secretary Mark Tolentino from his post, Malacañang said on Monday. “The mistake of Assistant Secretary Tolentino is he talked to a relative of the President. The order of the President to all government employees that have an interest in any contract or appointment in…





 

Purposeful action on next tax package needed

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DURING the weekend, a group of former finance secretaries circulated a message endorsing the passage of the second package of the Duterte administration’s Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) and urging Congress to act on the measures in a timely manner. It seems to have become a fashion of late for…

ConCom eyes 3 supreme courts

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THE Consultative Committee (ConCom) tasked to draft a new constitution has proposed the creation of three supreme courts and specialized courts to “speed up the delivery of justice.” The proposed three high tribunals are the Federal Supreme Court, the Federal Constitutional Court and the Federal Administrative Court—all expected to “make…

Dominguez: Tax amnesty in place ‘before yearend’

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A planned amnesty program for delinquent taxpayers could be implemented before the end of the year, a Cabinet official said on Monday, provided that pending legislation is approved next month by Congress. “[It] depends on how complex the requirements will be, but [the amnesty will be in place] definitely before…



Curry silences critics as Warriors rout Rockets

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OAKLAND, US: Stephen Curry silenced his critics with a 35-point display as the Golden State Warriors thrashed the Houston Rockets 126-85 to take a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Western Conference finals on Sunday (Monday in Manila). Curry, targeted relentlessly by Houston as the Rockets leveled the series in…

Curry silences critics as Warriors rout Rockets

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OAKLAND, US: Stephen Curry silenced his critics with a 35-point display as the Golden State Warriors thrashed the Houston Rockets 126-85 to take a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Western Conference finals on Sunday (Monday in Manila). Curry, targeted relentlessly by Houston as the Rockets leveled the series in…

Sayyaf frees DPWH employee

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AN employee of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) abducted in February was released in Patikul, Sulu on Monday. Brig. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Joint Task Force Sulu commander, said kidnap victim Enrico Nee, who is half Chinese and half Filipino was released in…

Maduro wins, rivals call for new polls

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CARACAS: President Nicolas Maduro was unsurprisingly declared winner of Venezuela’s election on Sunday (Monday in Manila) in a poll rejected as invalid by his rivals, who immediately called for fresh elections to be held later this year. Reeling under a devastating economic crisis, only 46 percent of voters turned out…

Boardroom Watch

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The BoardRoom Watch team recalls a year made memorable meeting the nation’s business greats and future corporate titans It has been nerve-wracking, to say the least, scheduling top executives to appear every Friday of every week since we launched BoardRoom Watch on May 19, 2017. By the very mission of…

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1. Jimmy J. Bautista, president and COO, Philippine Airlines 2. Olivia Limpe-Aw, chairman and president, Destileria Limtuaco 3. Tom Navasero, chairman, Philab Holdings Corp. 4. Luisito Pineda, president and country general manager, IBM Philippines 5. Johnlu Koa, founder and CEO, The French baker Johnip Cua, Chairman of the Board of…

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Crimson Hotel Filinvest City To honor Cinco de Mayo, Café Eight’s culinary team invites its guests to embark on a gastronomic marathon of Mexico’s intense and varied flavors. Delectable appetizers such as stuffed jalapeno, chicken fajita salad, pork carnitas, chipotle marinated fish, quesadilla, gambas al ajillo and more become hard…

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Commune From the Lion City of Asia, Singapore, comes Commune, the premier furniture and lifestyle brand that finds its new home in Manila at Shangri-La Plaza. The furniture brand aims to lend its expertise, helping homemakers to learn the art of transforming a house into a home. And with its…

Porsche kicks off 70th anniversary celebration with new Macan Sport

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In anticipation for its 70-year anniversary celebration, Porsche Philippines is taking everyone for a sporty driving experience at the Porsche Center Philippines showroom. Clients and guests are given the opportunity to have a closer look at Porsche’s current model line-up and take them for a test drive. Highlighted in the…

‘Game of Thrones’ stars headline ‘AsiaPOP Comicon’

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Now on its fourth year, “AsiaPOP Comicon Manila”—the biggest and much-awaited pop culture convention in the region—recently unveiled its first batch of celebrity headliners and guests for the 2018 edition. Slated to happen from July 27 to 29 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, APCC Manila 2018 promises…

Porsche kicks off 70th anniversary celebration with new Macan Sport

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In anticipation for its 70-year anniversary celebration, Porsche Philippines is taking everyone for a sporty driving experience at the Porsche Center Philippines showroom. Clients and guests are given the opportunity to have a closer look at Porsche’s current model line-up and take them for a test drive. Highlighted in the…

Why Marian Rivera keeps fit for daughter Zia

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Actress Marian Rivera is surely a picture of a happy wife and mom. As one of the most in-demand celebrities in show business, Rivera is still able to have family time away from her jam-packed schedules. Her dedication to her family is unquestionable. In fact, at the height of her…

Keeper of a beautiful legacy

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While most people start their careers at the bottom of the ladder and work their way up in a company through the years, there are a fortunate few who land prime positions quickly and by right in successful family-owned businesses. Beyond the surface, however, these fortunate few are actually unfortunate…

Porsche kicks off 70th anniversary celebration with new Macan Sport

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In anticipation for its 70-year anniversary celebration, Porsche Philippines is taking everyone for a sporty driving experience at the Porsche Center Philippines showroom. Clients and guests are given the opportunity to have a closer look at Porsche’s current model line-up and take them for a test drive. Highlighted in the…

The Lookbook

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Retro is everywhere. You’ll see attributions to it in cars, café and bar interiors, publications, music, movies, and fashion to name just a few. There’s a local photographer whose favorite pegs for photo shoots is retro. For some, it’s a lifestyle, an attitude. Indeed, there’s something about retro or vintage…

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Which cartoons did you watch on Saturday mornings? Chances are, there are T-shirts and other merch featuring the characters available today, at big chain stores or smaller online sellers. These items bring about a sense of nostalgia and customers are lapping them up to try and recapture even a little…

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A classy look one could pull off for any occasion is the old Hollywood makeup. This was the go-to look for actresses right about when colored films started in production back in the early 1900s. Old school Hollywood glam makeup is characterized by putting emphasis on eyes, heavy contour and…

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The fun in dressing vintage comes from giving new life to styles that have withstood the test of time. However, wearing an outfit that consists purely of vintage pieces can feel like a costume—which can be fun to rock on special occasions but will not be appropriate for everyday wear.…