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    Non-believers call it coincidence, and many believers, too. Just don’t count the number of coincidences. That may be what many in the audience might have thought during this writer’s presentation to leaders of lay groups of the Archdiocese of Manila for their monthly…

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    Where is the Davos crowd now that Mr. Aquino, the former president obsessed with pleasing this crowd via his cruel technocratic policies, is down and out? Where is the Makati Business Club (MBC) crowd, which Mr. Aquino obsessed to please during his six years as president, now that he is…

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    TWO months after declaring martial law in Mindanao, President Rodrigo Duterte said he did so to avoid impeachment. In remarks before government troops in Marawi City on Thursday, Duterte said avoiding impeachment was one of the reasons behind his martial law declaration on May 23 under Proclamation 216. “Because of…

    Imee to Fariñas: Bring Ilocos 6 fight home

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    Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos urged Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas of Ilocos Norte to bring home their conflict over the Ilocos Six instead of turning it into a national issue that causes “embarrassment” to their province. Marcos said the issue has already led to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez threatening Supreme Court Chief…

    Something wickedly wrong hounds our banking system

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    TRY opening a savings account at any bank and the new accounts clerk will run you through a litany of rules and regulations that boil down to you—the depositor—getting penalized for each and every infraction that at the end of the day you’ll find that your hard earned money has…

    Nationwide smoking ban takes effect today

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    The nationwide smoking ban, as mandated by Executive Order (EO) No. 26 will be in effect starting today, July 23. Under EO 26, smoking in public places such as schools, workplaces, sidewalks and public vehicles is prohibited. The sale of tobacco to minors is also banned. The EO also requires…

    Metrobank exec probed for billion-peso theft

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    BSP, bankers group, describe case as ‘isolated’ THE central bank and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) are investigating how an executive of the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) defrauded a client or clients of the second largest bank in the country of more than P1 billion at least…

     

     

    Road Warriors survive Picantos’ late rally

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    Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEX) denied Kia of a fourth-quarter comeback to claim a 100-93 victory on Saturday in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 42 Governor’s Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. It was the Road Warriors’ second straight win, equaling a franchise-best start of 2-0 under…

    Pensive Neymar stirs renewed PSG fever

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    PARIS: Neymar’s decision to post a photo of himself in thoughtful contemplation sparked a fresh wave of speculation that he is on the verge of sealing a world record 222-million-euro ($256.8 million) move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. The Instagram picture, even accompanied by a matching emoji, shows the 25-year-old…

    2017 Toyota Vios Cup: Keeping up the spirit!

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    (Conclusion) “With great power comes great responsibility!” This saying has been used and heard a lot of times and the one that I remember well was when the wise Uncle Ben Parker said it in the movie Spiderman. It is also very fitting for the inside stories I have unearthed…

    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…


     

     

    Ex-Camarines Norte gov, 4 others face graft raps

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    The Office of the Ombudsman filed graft charges before the Sandiganbayan against former Camarines Norte Gov. Jesus Typoco Jr. and four others over the alleged anomalous award of a contract for the supply of vegetable seeds in 2004. Named respondents along with Typoco for two counts of graft were former…

    US confirms NKorea travel ban after Warmbier death

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    WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States confirmed Friday (Saturday in Manila) that it plans to ban its nationals from traveling to North Korea, in the wake of the death of an American student who was imprisoned by Pyongyang during a tourist visit. Travel agencies organizing trips to the isolated country had…

     

     

    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…

    Director Soxie Topacio
    dead at 65

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    VETERAN film, theater and movie actor and director Socrates Hernandez Topacio, better known in the industry as Soxie, passed away on Friday night after succumbing to cancer. He was 65. The news was confirmed by Topacio’s niece, Zarah, on media hours after his passing at 8:55 p.m. Topacio’s niece said…

    The most powerful 911 unveiled

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    Porsche has premiered its new 911 GT2 RS in this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in Goodwood, United Kingdom, with 700 horsepower and 750 Newton-meters of torque from its highly tweaked twin turbo flat-six, making it the most powerful 911 ever made. The engine was based from the 911 Turbo…

    The beauty pros and their picks

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    An impressive gathering of top beauty experts met up for the “Glam Session” event at SM Makati where they generously shared their latest makeup tricks and trends with women of all ages, as well young individuals aspiring to be makeup artists themselves. Among those spotted at the event were Bambi…

    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…

    Boardroom Watch

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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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    Tory Burch Fall-Winter 2017 Collection In its Fall-Winter 2017 Collection, Tory Burch channels the fearlessness and irreverence of Katharine Hepburn’s character in The Philadelphia Story with a play on Fair Isle knits, barn jackets, plaid tweeds, prints, and enlarged shearling. Hepburn, the ultimate style icon when it comes to androgynous…