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‘PRO-ISLAMIC STATE GROUPS INFILTRATING SCHOOLS’

THE chief of the country’s main Muslim rebel group warned Tuesday that jihadists loyal to the Islamic State group, flush with looted guns and cash, could seize another Filipino city after the five-month siege of Marawi City last year. Murad Ebrahim has billed his Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which…

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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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SINCE July 1, 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte has pursued what he calls an “independent foreign policy.” This appears consistent with the provision of the 1987 Constitution, but until he came to power, no Filipino President has ever defined it in its peculiar terms. During the better part of the past…

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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But Aquino 3rd ignored it, as well as Arroyo’s Proclamation 1064 BORACAY’s elite lording it over the island shouldn’t take lightly President Duterte’s threat to close it down if they don’t reverse the degradation of the island into a cesspool. It is the state which has ownership of this once…

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‘CHINESE STRUCTURES MEANT FOR UNITED STATES’

DESPITE the ongoing installation of military facilities by China in the West Philippine Sea, President Rodrigo Duterte still believes that the disputed waters are “really ours” and that the defensive structures are intended for the US. “China is building structures and military bases, I must admit, but is it intended…




Rappler barred from covering President

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“HIGHER-UPS” barred Rappler’s Malacañang reporter Pia Ranada-Robles from covering President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, a day after Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go tagged Rappler and the Philippine Daily Inquirer as purveyors of fake news. Ranada-Robles, who was supposed to cover the induction and oath-taking of the new…

Senate probes ‘negligence’ of health officials in resumption of Dengvaxia mess inquiry

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THE Senate hearing on the controversy involving an anti-dengue vaccine resumed today, Wednesday, with the inquiry to focus on the alleged negligence of former health officials in implementing the government’s immunization program. Health officials are accused of allegedly rushing the purchase of the Dengvaxia vaccine without proper study on its…

Rappler barred from covering President

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“HIGHER-UPS” barred Rappler’s Malacañang reporter Pia Ranada-Robles from covering President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, a day after Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go tagged Rappler and the Philippine Daily Inquirer as purveyors of fake news. Ranada-Robles, who was supposed to cover the induction and oath-taking of the new…

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Due process must ensure tight case vs Atio’s killers

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AFTER weeks of hogging the headlines amid public outrage over the death of Horacio “Atio” Castillo 3rd in fraternity hazing rites last year, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) has finally taken the important first steps needed to attain justice for its slain law freshman. On Sunday, UST announced the…

Ethics committee junks complaints vs 3 senators

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THE Senate Committee on Ethics dismissed several complaints filed against three members of the chamber during its meeting on Tuesday. The ethics panel, headed by Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto 3rd, unanimously backed a motion to junk the ethics complaints filed by former Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon against…

PLDT to waive rights over CURE frequencies

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PLDT Inc. will be formalizing its intent of not seeking compensation for surrendered frequencies that the government wants to award to a third telecommunications player. PLDT — one-half of a so-called duopoly along with Globe Telecom — is preparing an official letter waiving all rights and benefits involving Connectivity Unlimited…

Unified Korean team bows out of Olympics

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea: The joint Korean women’s ice hockey team ended their historic Olympic run Tuesday with a crushing 6-1 defeat to Sweden but still received an emotional standing ovation from the crowd. The team was hastily assembled following a landmark deal between South and North Korea only a few…

Unified Korean team bows out of Olympics

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea: The joint Korean women’s ice hockey team ended their historic Olympic run Tuesday with a crushing 6-1 defeat to Sweden but still received an emotional standing ovation from the crowd. The team was hastily assembled following a landmark deal between South and North Korea only a few…

Maguindanao residents surrender loose firearms

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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: For the Moro, owning more than one gun is not only a “status symbol” but also a necessity — for self-defense and to protect his property against lawless elements. Thus, owning guns, whether legally or illegally, remains prevalent today in the same manner that Moros are legally…

US fighter jet drops fuel tanks in Japan accident

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TOKYO: Japan’s defense ministry demanded explanations on Tuesday from the US military after a fighter jet experiencing an engine fire dropped two fuel tanks into a lake in the country’s north. The incident, which caused no injuries, is the latest in a string of accidents involving the US military that…

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An expat boss unleashes Gen Y power

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Five years ago, a young man uprooted himself from his home in Melbourne, Australia for an expat assignment to a country he knew very little about. He was 27, a greenhorn in the industry, and was assigned to head a promising company. He would operate in a market whose culture…

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Michael Kors Michael Kors, the global fashion brand, proudly introduces its newest additions to the ever-expanding portfolio of Kors luxury—the Sofie and Grayson touchscreen watches. The next generation watches of Michael Kors Access wearable technology were designed in partnership with Google to promote the innovative Google assistant technology, which is…

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Brietling Swiss watch brand Breitling announced its partnership with English motorcycle producer Norton Motorcycles, which will lead to the creation of some unique common products or features. Timepieces will be inspired by the brands’ compelling and intriguingly similar historic timelines, and will even include some of the materials used in…

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Nomination While Valentine’s Day may be over, continue to show your love and appreciation the rest of the month. And now, you can say it in the most original and precious way possible—with a Nomination jewel. The Italian company leader in stainless steel and gold jewelry has created a romantic…

PCSO gives orthopedic shoes to exemplar PWD

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Joselito Quihilag of Barangay Dela Paz, Biñan, Laguna was born with deformed hands and feet due to his mother’s unhealthy pregnancy. Despite his being a Person With Disability (PWD), Quihilag lived a normal life – he attended school reaching up to high school, got married and blessed with twin children.…

A not so ‘straightforward’ role for Paolo Ballesteros

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After reaping awards here and abroad for his critically acclaimed film “Die Beautiful” in 2016, Paolo Ballesteros’ career shifted to high gear. In fact, he went from being an “Eat Bulaga” mainstay to lead actor in one movie after another. In 2017, he shared top billing in the comedy film…

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo welcomes Lunar New Year

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As the Filipino-Chinese community prepared to welcome the Lunar New Year, so did PGA Cars Inc. In an exclusive celebration on the eve of the Year Of The Earth Dog, Porsche Philippines gathered select members of the media and its partners for a sumptuous lunch, served with the traditional Chinese…

PCSO gives orthopedic shoes to exemplar PWD

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Joselito Quihilag of Barangay Dela Paz, Biñan, Laguna was born with deformed hands and feet due to his mother’s unhealthy pregnancy. Despite his being a Person With Disability (PWD), Quihilag lived a normal life – he attended school reaching up to high school, got married and blessed with twin children.…

Home on a mission of love

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One too many times, law enforcers are portrayed in movies and television as intimidating figures albeit sworn protectors of the community. While a commanding stance, body type and attitude are arguably useful in warding off the “bad guys,” the public often forgets that underneath the uniform, badges and perpetually folded…

PCSO gives orthopedic shoes to exemplar PWD

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Joselito Quihilag of Barangay Dela Paz, Biñan, Laguna was born with deformed hands and feet due to his mother’s unhealthy pregnancy. Despite his being a Person With Disability (PWD), Quihilag lived a normal life – he attended school reaching up to high school, got married and blessed with twin children.…

The Lookbook

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The use of cosmetics can be traced back to Ancient Egypt (c. 3150 – 31 BC) with men and women boldly putting color on their face. Their eyes were darkened using natural ingredients and essential oils, their lids were painted blue or green eyeshadows, and their lips shaded in red,…

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One of the biggest components of fashion and style is how to tell a story. One thing that fascinates me about working in this industry is how a group of people translate what was simply an idea into a story that entices its would-be consumers. In this regard, designers and…

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When I was starting my career in hair and makeup, one of the most memorable moments was the shoot for my first-ever solo print ad. Apart from the fact it was going to be seen everywhere, it was a big deal, because I did not obtain the contact through my…

LOOK OF THE WEEK

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This week, we shine the spotlight on It Boy, Jordan Barrett. Known to many as fashion’s wild child, Barrett is one of those male models who took the the fashion world by storm. He has been featured in campaigns for Tom Ford, Balmain, Versace, Moschino and Coach. Since being scouted…