• Medal tally:
    Singapore: 17-18-17
    Vietnam: 11-9-14
    Thailand: 8-11-18
    Myanmar: 4-3-3
    Brunei: 0-1-5
    Cambodia: 0-0-3
    Timor Leste: 0-0-0

     

     

    Today's Headlines

    IF FOUND GUILTY OF ‘RUBOUT’

    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has assured the public that policemen behind the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd de los Santos would go to jail if found guilty. Duterte told reporters Monday night he would be “the last person to condemn” the police, as he is their commander in chief, but said…

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    FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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    I TRIED to tread very gently when I asked in my August 16, 2017 column, “Have we truly become a full-blown narco-state?” I did not want to be in President Rodrigo Duterte’s crosshairs by suggesting that anyone in his circle might be working with the Chinese drug lords in flooding…

    RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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    THE Yellow Cult and even a few veteran columnists are forecasting President Duterte’s isolation, and eventual fall in the wake of the brutal killing of the 17-year-old Kian delos Santos, whom the police alleged was an illegal drug courier. That is so, so far from reality. The Kian killing won’t…

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    A Davao City official and two others had received an average of P1 million weekly to make sure that shipments would be released from the Bureau of Customs smoothly, a fly-by-night customs broker revealed Tuesday. At the resumption of the Senate blue ribbon committee inquiry into the P6.4-billion “shabu” shipment…

    Faeldon out, Lapeña in

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    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte promised to put behind bars those involved in the smuggling of P6.4 billion worth of shabu from China, as he tapped Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Isidro Lapeña to take over the Bureau of Customs (BOC). In a Palace news conference Monday night, Duterte announced the…

    Watson’s ‘Barcelona’

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    Going to a concert in a crowded mall or jogging around an almost empty park is not what it used to be, especially in places that are on the bucket list of terrorists. In such cases, the music fan or the fitness buff most probably would have no idea that…

    32 nabbed in drug sweeps in Olongapo

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    The Olongapo City Police Office (OCPO) conducted a “One Time Big Time” (OTBT) anti-illegal drug operation here on August 19 and arrested 32 suspects involved in using or selling illegal substances. Police said the arrests were made during 12 simultaneous buy-busts and through 24-hour checkpoints in the whole city manned…

    S&P maintains PH growth forecast

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    S&P Global Ratings is keeping its full-year growth forecast for the Philippines at 6.4 percent, noting that the second-quarter result released last week was within expectations. “GDP (gross domestic product) growth remained strong at 6.5 percent in Q2, in line with our estimate of potential growth,” the debt watcher said…

     

     

    Hotshots aim to remain unscathed as they face Fuel Masters

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    Unbeaten Star returns from a long layoff as it guns for its fourth consecutive victory when it takes on Phoenix today in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 42 Governor’s Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Fresh from a 19-day rest since beating San Miguel Beer, 104-98,…

    Venezuela opposition rally to coincide with start of new assembly

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    CARACAS: Venezuela’s opposition will hold a protest rally Thursday to coincide with the expected inauguration of a new assembly that will rewrite the constitution in what has been decried as a power grab by President Nicolas Maduro. At the close of a day in which two prominent opposition leaders were…

    Al Ain, Al Hilal in goalless draw

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    AL-AIN, United Arab Emirates: Al Ain and Al Hilal have it all to play for after an absorbing goalless draw in their Asian Champions League (AFC) quarterfinals first leg here on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). In sweltering conditions, UAE’s Al Ain, the inaugural winners of the competition and the runners-up…

    No lucking out yet for Jerome

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    Jerome Boateng possibly would be safe from racial taunts and slurs on the football pitch for as long as he kept winning for the German national team of which he has been a member for the last few years, as well as for Bayern Munich, the German powerhouse football club…

    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-Marawi mayor faces arrest

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    Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has ordered the cancelation of the “clearance to travel” of former Marawi City Mayor Omar Solitario and his two sons, Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza said on Tuesday. The ex-mayor and his sons face arrest, according to Dureza. “After a speedy review made by the Department…

    US probes 2nd deadly Navy collision

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    WASHINGTON, D.C.: The US Navy announced a fleet-wide global investigation after the latest in a series of warship accidents left 10 sailors missing and five injured. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson ordered commanders within a week to set aside time, perhaps “one or two days”, for crews to…

     

     

    ‘Bridging with partners’ – a fruitful talk in Bukidnon

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    Lotto and Lotto Express agents in Bukidnon requested to meet the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Chairman Jose Jorge Corpuz in person and have a fruitful talk to promote stronger partnership. A schedule was immediately arranged when the request reached his office. On August 10, at the Kaamulan Folk Arts…

    Lovi Poe takes a break from drama

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    Sultry actress shows off comedic chops in ‘Woke Up Like This’ The name Lovi Poe has almost always been associated with the words sexy, sultry and dramatic. Whenever she appears both on the small and big screens, one can expect her to either cry on cue or shed some clothes.…

    Gorgeous 2018 Lexus LC 500 redefines Lexus style

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    BY MARK PHELAN I’m a believer. I remained skeptical for years as Toyota executives vowed their company would become a design leader. No more. The 2018 Lexus LC 500 coupe is a triumph, a gorgeous car that elevates its whole brand. Taken alongside the newly styling 2018 Toyota Camry that…

    ‘Bridging with partners’ – a fruitful talk in Bukidnon

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    Lotto and Lotto Express agents in Bukidnon requested to meet the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Chairman Jose Jorge Corpuz in person and have a fruitful talk to promote stronger partnership. A schedule was immediately arranged when the request reached his office. On August 10, at the Kaamulan Folk Arts…

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    A senior citizen ages gracefully, guided by Lao Tzu’s teachings A fortune teller once told pioneering motorcycle dealer Vicente N. Ongtenco that he should not expect to lead a long life. The gentleman celebrated his 91st birthday last June and has completed a book of annotations on the philosopher-teacher Lao…

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    Exercise and diet. Thanks to my discipline of keeping to this regimen, I survived several life-threatening situations. Due to a bad back, I can no longer join the exercise sessions in our subdivision’s park, along with my neighbors, or do the trampoline. So, I now walk at least 30 minutes…

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    Philip Stein Queen Pia Wurtzbach may have passed on her crown, but she still wears the glory of Miss Universe on her head. And now adding more glitter to her incredible shine is a new title – international brand ambassador of Philip Stein. Since 2003, Philip Stein has garnered esteem…

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    Nuxe Nuxellence At whatever age, don’t deny yourself the luxury of soft, radiant skin with NUXE Nuxellence Detox. These powerful serums smoothen, regenerate and revive dull complexions, revealing your skin’s youthful glow. With its 10 patents, NUXE has perfected the synergy of its active ingredients – passionflower, anchusa and poppy…