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    ANOTHER suspect in the fatal hazing of UST freshman law student Horacio Tomas “Atio” Castillo 3rd surrendered Monday afternoon to Sen. Panfilo Lacson. Lacson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, said Jason Adolfo Robinos appeared in his office at about 5 p.m. Castillo’s parents, Horacio…

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    THE first signs of a multi-sectoral, multi-pronged challenge to President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug killings have finally appeared, and on the “National Day of Protest” proclaimed by DU30 himself to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Ferdinand Marcos’ proclamation of Martial Law throughout the country on September 21, 1972, managed to draw…

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    MALACANANG dared resigned Information and Communications secretary Rodolfo Salalima to substantiate his allegations of “corruption and interference” at the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella issued the statement after Salalima told DICT employees that the corruption and interference in the agency were the two reasons…

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    Maute fighters send surrender feelers

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    Military officials said members of the Maute Group have sent surrender feelers as fighting continues in the war-ravaged city of Marawi where security forces were trying to dislodged heavily-armed militants from their strongholds. Army Colonel Romeo Brawner Jr. said they expect some of the terrorists to surrender as troops advance…

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    A welcome salute to the sovereignty and independence of nations

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    No one should still be in doubt that Donald Trump’s “America first” policy is becoming more evident in his word and deed. But while many Americans may have reason to doubt whether that is the right foreign policy direction to take, other nations, including the Philippines, may find something to…

    Duterte not after perpetuating himself in power – Palace official

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    President Rodrigo Duterte is not after perpetuating himself in power even if he named his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, as his possible successor, a Palace official said on Monday. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella noted that such pronouncement from the President over the weekend in his hometown of Davao…

    ‘Not all flagship projects will be finished by 2022’

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    Just half of the Duterte administration 75 flagship projects will be completed before a new government takes over five years from now, a Cabinet official said. “By finished [or] completed, probably half. But the rest will be ongoing, because they are not projects that you can do immediately,” Finance Secretary…

     

     

    Meralco stuns SMB, claims No. 1 spot

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    Reigning best import Allen Durham stepped up big time in the second half to lift Meralco to a 104-101 come-from-behind win over San Miguel Beer on Sunday and grab the No. 1 seat in the quarterfinals of the Philippine Basketball Association Season 42 Governors Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. Durham…

    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…

    Sparks blank Younghusbands, Aguilas in PFL

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    FC Meralco Manila blanked Davao Aguilas FC, 2-0,in its first encounter with former stars Phil and James Younghusband in the Philippines Football League (PFL) on Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila. Tahj Minniecon and Jake Morallo netted the goals in the second half as the Sparks extended…

    Farewell Coach Bonnie

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    There used to be an era when Filipinos were the most respected and feared in Asia in the sport of basketball. It was a glorious time when the Philippinaa+es was a fixture in world championships and even Olympic games. And one of the pillars of such era is a tough…

    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…

    11-year old swimmer sets sight on 2024 Olympics

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    Philippine Swimming League (PSL) standout Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh bagged five gold medals in the Palarong Pam­bansa qualifying tour­nament held at the Olivarez Swimming Pool in Parañaque City. Representing Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque, the 11-year old Mojdeh dominated all her individual events the girls’ elementary division to earn a spot…

     

     

    Troops foil Sayyaf bomb plot in Zamboanga City

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    SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: Government forces aborted a plan of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) to conduct bombing activities in Zamboanga City with the arrest of one of its bomb makers. Combined forces of the Joint Task Force Zamboanga (JTFZ) and Zamboanga City Police Office launched an operation against ASG member…

    Tens of thousands flee rumbling Bali volcano

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    KARANGASEM, Indonesia: More than 34,000 people have fled from a rumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali as the magnitude of tremors grows, prompting fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years, an official said Sunday. Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said the number of…

     

     

    New Bentley Continental GT debuts in Frankfurt

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    The all-new Bentley Continental GT recently made its global debut at the IAA 2017 in Frankfurt. Commenting during its unveiling, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Dürheimer, said: “Today is a defining moment for Bentley Motors. Today we build on our recent success story and look to the future with…

    Young heartthrobs display acting skills in ‘The Good Son’

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    In recent years, teleseryes—a local portmanteau of the English words television and series—have evolved from merely love stories to social reflections of Filipino life. And today, with major networks releasing one family drama after another, the audience has grown a deeper affinity for the genre. Taking off from the audience’s…

    New Bentley Continental GT debuts in Frankfurt

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    The all-new Bentley Continental GT recently made its global debut at the IAA 2017 in Frankfurt. Commenting during its unveiling, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Dürheimer, said: “Today is a defining moment for Bentley Motors. Today we build on our recent success story and look to the future with…

    8 must-visit sites in Pampanga’s capital

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    Famed for its delicious cuisine, historical destinations, valiant heroes, and giant lanterns, the province of Pampanga – with its proximity to Manila – takes pride as the country’s premier cultural and business hub outside of the megalopolis. Its capital, San Fernando – founded in 1754 and declared as a city…

    Built for tough decisions and new beginnings

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    Jannelle So was as vibrant as the famed California sunshine when she walked into a famous Downtown Los Angeles bakery for this interview. She apologized it took her a little longer than expected to find the place, not to mention a parking space. Still familiar to Filipinos for sure, So…

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    BY KRISTEL DACUMOS-LAGORZA PHOTOS BY HARVEY TAPAN Gerry Santos, also known as “Mr. Freeze,” is by no measure a cold dude. He warmly greets everyone – from employees to distributors and partners – with his signature smile and charm. Santos is a dynamic 51-year-old, who has the energy of a…

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    Rustan’s When it comes to the finer things in life and a peerless customer experience, one name and only one name instantly comes to mind – Rustan’s. At the top of the local shopping game for 65 years, starting with a humble shop in San Marcelino to the conglomerate of…

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    Kate Spade New York Kate Spade New York showcases the ante on its celebrated tabletop collection, adding to the mix a chic assortment of china, crystal glassware, desk accessories and flatware, in addition to a clever new gift line. New patterns featured include signature dots, bows, stripes and florals with…

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    Acer Acer Philippines, the technology and innovation leader, has gotten into the holiday spirit early, rolling out promo goodies before the holiday season. For every purchase of an Acer projector, Acer Aspire i3-powered laptop or desktop, it promises a duffel bag or backpack, and both for every purchase of an…