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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will not accept any role in a transition government as his administration pushes for a shift to federalism, Malacañang maintained on Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said Duterte’s “shoot me” message if he extended his term, even for a day, made it clear…

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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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“WE left the Philippines after 1986 to escape the Marcos dictatorship,” said the woman in her advancing years. “We came home believing that with Marcos gone, the dictatorship is also gone. But your columns seem to suggest the contrary. Were we wrong? Where did we go wrong?” The woman was…

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AT least 28 domestic flights were cancelled on Wednesday as Mayon Volcano moves closer to a “hazardous eruption.” Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said that four airlines operating out of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals 3 and 4 have grounded their flights. The following cancelled flights are: PAL Express 2P2921/2P2922…

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SC won’t stop Train, but asks govt to explain

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THE Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday refused to stop the controversial Tax Reform for Advancement and Inclusion (Train) Law, but issued an order to the government to lodge its explanation on the two petitions assailing the tax reform law. During the deliberations of the high court, sitting en banc, no…

Kentucky school shooting leaves two students dead

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: A teenage boy opened fire with a handgun at a Kentucky high school early Tuesday, killing two fellow students and wounding more than a dozen people in the latest mass shooting to hit the United States. The unnamed 15-year-old student, now in custody, is alleged to have carried…

SC won’t stop Train, but asks govt to explain

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THE Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday refused to stop the controversial Tax Reform for Advancement and Inclusion (Train) Law, but issued an order to the government to lodge its explanation on the two petitions assailing the tax reform law. During the deliberations of the high court, sitting en banc, no…

CPP-NPA’s ill will and motive

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“NO thanks” came the reply of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), to President Rodrigo’s generous offer of livelihood and housing to Red fighters willing to lay down their arms. The response was made in a statement sent to the…

‘Mocha can have alumni award, I can’t’

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Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin chose to return the government service award given to him by the University of Santo Tomas Alumni Association Inc. on Sunday, in protest of the association’s decision to give the same award to Presidential Communications Operations Office Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux “Mocha” Uson. Villarin and Uson,…

Fresh tax hikes eyed under ‘Package 2 Plus’

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A supplement to Package 2 of the government’s Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) will be submitted to Congress later this month, Finance Secretary Carlos Doinguez 3rd said on Tuesday. “By the end of the month, we shall also be submitting Package 2 Plus, which includes taxes on tobacco, alcohol, mining,…

Rockets’ juggernaut continues to roll over top NBA teams

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LOS ANGELES: The Houston Rockets aren’t the type of team to rest on their laurels. Just two days after beating the reigning league champion Golden State Warriors, Houston quickly refocused on Monday night (Tuesday in Manila) with a 99-90 victory over the Miami Heat in a battle of first-place NBA…

Rockets’ juggernaut continues to roll over top NBA teams

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LOS ANGELES: The Houston Rockets aren’t the type of team to rest on their laurels. Just two days after beating the reigning league champion Golden State Warriors, Houston quickly refocused on Monday night (Tuesday in Manila) with a 99-90 victory over the Miami Heat in a battle of first-place NBA…

50-year ‘rido’ settled in Lanao Sur

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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: Five decades of “rido” or clan war between two prominent families in Lanao del Sur was settled on Monday with at least 24 high-powered firearms turned over to the military. Lanao del Sur Vice Gov. Mamintal Adiong Jr. and Col. Generoso Ponio of the Army’s Joint Task Group Haribon initiated the talks that eventually ended the feud between the families of…

US Congress ends shutdown

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: US federal workers prepared to return to work on Tuesday after Congress ended a three-day government shutdown, with President Donald Trump claiming victory in his standoff with Democrats. The House voted 266 to 150 to extend federal funding for another three weeks, hours after Senate Democrats dropped their…

 

Boardroom Watch

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A banker redefines the true meaning of success Philip G. Soliven could have stayed in the heady world of banking and finance if not for a quiet epiphany that happened over time and spurred by frequent forays into the countryside. The former trader, who has chalked up stints in Boston,…

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Burberry Burberry proudly launches its newest collaboration with British model and activist Adwoa Aboah and photographer Juergen Teller, who together brilliantly present the next portfolio of the brand which will come out this February. The new collaboration showcases an injection of neon across ready-to-wear collections and accessories lines, featuring laminated…

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Volvo Underlining a commitment to minimizing its environmental impact and making the cities of the future cleaner, Volvo Car proudly announces that starting 2019, every new Volvo model will have a hybrid or electrified variant. This marks a historic start for cars with electrification at the core of its future…

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Winter Wonderland Talented CCP members and photography enthusiasts came together for the Winter Wonderland Exhibit, to showcase their breathtaking captures of Bhutan, Japan, China, Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Russia and other parts unknown. The vivid landscapes were printed on aluminum plates using Chromaluxe, which offers incomparable clarity and vividness in color.…

PCSO donates CT Scan machine to RMPH

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With its mandate to raise funds for the country’s charity services through sweepstakes and lottery, one of the priority programs of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is to provide financial assistance to both government and private medical institutions for the purchase of medical equipment with the aim of rendering…

Another curious title from Sigrid Andrea Bernardo

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From “Kita Kita” to “Mr. and Mrs. Cruz.” Such is the knack of the current toast of Philippine movies, maverick writer-director Sigrid Andrea Bernardo, to lure audiences into the cinema just by her title. She proved this in 2017 when she pulled off the unthinkable and turned an independent full-length…

Larger and lighter

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado revealed Chevrolet took its covers off the new Chevrolet Silverado for the 2019 model year in the 2018 Detroit Motor Show, with the truck sporting the new bodywork and a redesigned frame. “With the all-new Silverado, we’ve taken the best truck on the road and made it…

PCSO donates CT Scan machine to RMPH

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With its mandate to raise funds for the country’s charity services through sweepstakes and lottery, one of the priority programs of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is to provide financial assistance to both government and private medical institutions for the purchase of medical equipment with the aim of rendering…

A mother finds purpose in son’s special condition

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As the sun began its  descent, its golden  rays filtered through the windows of Rachel Harrison’s home, shinning on a collection of paintings her family had acquired throughout the years. She was most proud, however, of two colorfully abstracted works hanging side by side on one end. She told The Sunday Times…

PCSO donates CT Scan machine to RMPH

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With its mandate to raise funds for the country’s charity services through sweepstakes and lottery, one of the priority programs of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is to provide financial assistance to both government and private medical institutions for the purchase of medical equipment with the aim of rendering…

The Lookbook

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How to infuse the color of the year into your wardrobe Colors can convey deep and meaningful messages. In the case of 2018’s color of the year, Ultra Violet, it signifies power, wealth and creativity. Let us all welcome the color Ultra Violet into our spectrum. According to Pantone, Ultra…

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Mixing colors into your wardrobe The season of party dressing, jumping from one party and reunion to another, may have just ended, but there’s no reason you can’t go on being festive with your style decisions all year round. If anything, the fun-loving version of yourself during the holidays should…

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Giving Ryza Cenon and JC Santos that golden glow of the islands Last week, I talked about Beauty Resolutions. Things I have planned for 2018, things I want to achieve — future talk. But this week, I want to go back a bit into the later part of my 2017…

StyleDiary Entry #03

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When it comes to dressing up, I prefer classic lines and comfortable cuts. As mayor of the City of Bacoor, my daily schedule is almost always full and sometimes takes me to different locales in one day. Because I’m very hands on, my work outfit has to be as hardworking…