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THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and China should work toward a “win-win solution” to preserve trade relations despite the dispute over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), the head of the region’s business council said on Thursday. Asean Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Chairman Joey Concepcion said the…

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I’M sick and tired of the New York Times articles and editorials that are vicious hatchet jobs not just on President Duterte, but on the Philippines itself. NYT has portrayed our country as one where thousands of corpses of the innocent litter our streets, and that we Filipinos—and therefore even…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte spent most of his first 10 months in office traveling to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) countries, among others, in order to build strong personal ties with his fellow heads of state and government in preparation for the Asean summit, now underway at the Philippine…

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Duterte shrugs off ICC case

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday shrugged off a lawyer’s request for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate him and his administration’s war on illegal drugs. “Let them be. I can’t do anything about that. Nobody can stop [them] from filing,” Duterte told reporters at the sidelines of a joint…

A disservice to the Philippines and the Asean community

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FOR the sake of decency and correctness, former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario should desist from issuing statements and press releases designed to influence the deliberations and decisions of the leaders’ summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), which is scheduled to take place in Manila this…

SC urged to come up with rules on probing killings

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The Supreme Court (SC) was asked by a human rights group on Thursday to issue guidelines and rules on prevention and investigation of reported extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. In a 14-page letter-petition, the Center for International Law (CenterLaw) asked the SC for issuance of the new “writ contra homo…

BSP expects April inflation at 3%-3.8%

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Headline inflation may settle at as low as 3 percent or as high as 3.8 percent in April, the central bank said, broadening its forecast range from the 3.4 percent posted in March to factor in higher utility rates and oil prices, as well as lower cooking gas prices and…

 

Wizards, Celtics back on top in East playoffs

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WASHINGTON: The Washing-ton Wizards regained control of their first round NBA playoff series, defeating the Atlanta Hawks 103-99 Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) with the help of a 27-point performance by Bradley Beal. John Wall delivered 20 points and 14 assists as the fourth seeded Wizards lead the best of seven Eastern…

Canoy faces South African for WBF belt

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Filipino Jason Canoy battles South African Mzuvikile Magwaca today for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) bantamweight belt in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Canoy, who is holding a 26-6-2 win-loss-draw record with 19 knockouts, is coming off two straight wins over fellow Jetly Purisima via referee technical decision…

Global Cebu hopes to duplicate AFC Cup success in PFL

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Global Cebu FC hopes to duplicate its success in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup group stage as it begins a new journey in the Philippines Football League (PFL). Global is currently on top in Group F of the AFC Cup and is now a win away from clinching a…

What could have been

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Filipino bantamweights Marlon Tapales and Arthur Villanueva saw action the other week with the future of their boxing careers somehow intertwined. Unfortunately, things did not turn out as anticipated. Villanueva made the long trip to the United Kingdom on April 22 to take on African Zolani Tete in a fight initially…

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…

Lady Spikers take on Tigresses in Final 4 battle

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Defending champion De La Salle University will shoot for the first finals slot when it battles University of Santo Tomas (UST) today in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament Final Four at the Araneta Coliseum. The Lady Spikers will face the Tigresses at 4…

Number of Bataan freeport workers surges at record high

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MARIVELES, Bataan: The number of workers at the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB) here surged to a record high of nearly 34,000 as of March while locators are currently in need of 2,000 more employees. Emmanuel Pineda, FAB chairman and administrator, on Thursday said employment rate at the former Bataan…

US vows to force NKorea back to nuclear talks

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States pledged Wednesday to step up sanctions to force North Korea to resume dialogue over its nuclear program, but said it was not looking to bring Kim Jong-Un’s regime to its knees. After briefing senators at the White House, top US officials said President Donald Trump…

Marriage talk with Megan

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Former Miss World Megan Young is so thankful her movie with Comedy Queen Ai Ai Delas Alas will soon be showing from Regal Entertainment. She told Showbuzz she thoroughly enjoyed doing Our Mighty Yaya where she plays the role of Zoren Legaspi’s second wife. She had a very good working…

Marriage talk with Megan

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Former Miss World Megan Young is so thankful her movie with Comedy Queen Ai Ai Delas Alas will soon be showing from Regal Entertainment. She told Showbuzz she thoroughly enjoyed doing Our Mighty Yaya where she plays the role of Zoren Legaspi’s second wife. She had a very good working…

Porsche offers new colors, power boost for 911 S variants

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Porsche is launching the new model year with a significantly expanded range of extras: An array of new color variants for the interior and exterior of all model lines, and a kit to increase power by 30 horsepower available to order as special equipment ex-works for 911 S model variants.…

Nelson Canlas keeps dishing out the good stuff

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The public has long known Nelson Canlas as the lively entertainment reporter on GMA Network’s newscasts, who serves them up with the hottest and most talked about showbiz happenings. Thriving in broadcast journalism for the past 14 years, Canlas still loves every moment of dishing out celebrity news, and has…

Speaking the language of peace

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The conflict in Mindanao has not always been between rebel groups and government forces. Religious, political and cultural differences among the populace may have played a part, too, but deeper than these factors are clan feuds that started decades or even centuries ago. As such, rido—the Maranao term for clan…