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THE Department of Justice (DoJ) opens today its preliminary investigation over the P133-million tax evasion case filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) against the holding company that owns online news outfit Rappler. Summoned by the justice department were Rappler Holdings Corp. president Maria A. Ressa and treasurer James…

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First word IT is just as well that Philippine officials and legislators are answering the European humbug about the Duterte administration’s war on drugs and the release of Sen. Leila de Lima, with a fusillade of blather and statements that Philippine media dutifully report without regard to significance. Former UK…

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FROM today, most of this writer’s columns will cover the most pressing issues, especially those not headlined but of urgent, even life-and-death importance, especially for ordinary Filipinos. But first, politics. Last week we note one of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s continuing pronouncements in her own defense against efforts to…

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THE government of Kuwait remains committed to protecting the welfare of more than 200,000 Filipino working there, its envoy to the Philippines, Saleh Ahmad Althwaikh, assured President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night. The President received Althwaikh in Davao City to discuss concerns of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), including the rescue by the Philippine…

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Joma eyes return to PH

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THE exiled founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), Jose Maria “Joma” Sison, on Monday expressed willingness to return to the country upon the invitation of President Rodrigo Duterte, but on two conditions. In a statement, Sison said there must be significant progress in peace talks with the…

Senate panel narrowly recommends Pompeo as US diplomatic chief

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, narrowly won approval from a Senate panel Monday, paving the way for the CIA director to become America’s top diplomat. A dramatic last-minute flip by Republican Senator Rand Paul, who for weeks had expressed opposition to Pompeo…

Joma eyes return to PH

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THE exiled founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), Jose Maria “Joma” Sison, on Monday expressed willingness to return to the country upon the invitation of President Rodrigo Duterte, but on two conditions. In a statement, Sison said there must be significant progress in peace talks with the…

 

A NEW KIND OF WAR

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Every Filipino needs PERA

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ONLY about one in 10 Filipinos—11 percent, according to a recent survey on financial inclusion conducted by the BSP—have savings for retirement or old age, a statistic that might not be alarming to our country’s young population now, but inevitably will be if the savings rate does not improve in…

80k jobs up for grabs on Labor Day

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THE government will offer thousands of jobs to jobseekers in 53 sites in 14 regions nationwide as on Labor Day, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said Monday. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd 80,000 local and overseas job openings will be available on May 1 in the job and…

Q1 budget deficit higher at P162.2B

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Government spending surged in March, a Cabinet official said on Monday, resulting in a substantially higher first quarter budget deficit. Quoting a preliminary Bureau of the Treasury report, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd told reporters that the January-March shortfall had reached P162.2 billion. “[It] is P57.8 billion lower than program…


Bucks edge Celtics to level series, Spurs down Warriors

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WASHINGTON: Greek star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including the decisive tip-in with five seconds remaining, to give the Milwaukee Bucks a 104-102 NBA playoff victory on Sunday (Monday in Manila) over Boston. The triumph pulled the Bucks level with the Celtics at 2-2 in their best-of-seven first round…

Bucks edge Celtics to level series, Spurs down Warriors

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WASHINGTON: Greek star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including the decisive tip-in with five seconds remaining, to give the Milwaukee Bucks a 104-102 NBA playoff victory on Sunday (Monday in Manila) over Boston. The triumph pulled the Bucks level with the Celtics at 2-2 in their best-of-seven first round…

New system urged for workers to ME 

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SUBIC BAY FREEPORT: Recruitment agencies sending domestic helpers abroad, especially to the Middle East, were urged to create a system where the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) do not have to live in the homes of their employers to protect them. Senator Cynthia Villar, who was here to address the conference…

SKorea halts border broadcasts

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SEOUL: South Korea on Monday silenced its battery of giant loudspeakers that blast messages at the North’s border soldiers, in a conciliatory gesture before Friday’s historic inter-Korean summit. Despite tentative hopes of a breakthrough over Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal, US President Donald Trump warned that a solution to the North Korean…

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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…

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…

James Reid morphs into an acting idol

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James Reid definitely has the looks of a star, boosted by his singing and dancing skills; but despite several hit teleseryes and blockbuster movies, there have long remained doubts about his acting capabilities—that is, until “Never Not Love You” hit cinemas these last few weeks to box office success. Noted…

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…

Tips for your child’s happy bedtime

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There are many factors contributing to children’s bedtime attitude, one of which are their different personalities. Some are geared to stay awake at night longer than others; Some are willing to go to bed with no resistance while some resist greatly and some fall asleep before they get there. The…

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…

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…

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…