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    But Duterte not yet ready to reciprocate The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Saturday announced it was set to declare a unilateral ceasefire not later than March 31. This was in anticipation of “the fourth round of peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)…

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    “Globalization”—beginning in the 1970s—has opened national markets, stimulated growth and lifted millions out of poverty. But the worldwide spread of jobs, goods and people has also had unintended—and unwelcome—consequences. The most poignant among these is the way globalization has made loneliness—that most intimate of heartaches—a public health concern. In the…

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    Go to a supermarket, and chances are many, if not most people there, even in Catholic Philippines, are among some five billion on the planet, including most Christians, who don’t believe the consecrated host and wine at mass is God Himself. Even believers who profess that the Almighty became a…

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    Dagupan bettor bags P13-M lotto jackpot

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    A lone bettor from Dagupan City, Pangasinan won the P13-million jackpot of the 6/42 lotto of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in the Saturday night draw. PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan said the winner bought the ticket with the winning combination 08-04-01-14-06-41 from a lotto outlet in Dagupan City,…

    South China Sea by way of Pandi

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    Adding fuel to the fire is easy: Just pour more gasoline into the flame and you’re ready to go. Our man in Atlantic City could have chosen to do the fiery job, literally, by egging on two young men to strut their stuff but who instead, according to a report,…

    Sydney OFW calls senator PH ‘destroyer’

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    SOME overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Sydney, Australia are not pleased with how politicians and groups not allied with the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte try to project the image of the Philippines to the international community and they made sure minority Sen. Risa Hontiveros got the message. In her…

    Q1 consumer confidence eases; Q2 weakness seen

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    Filipino households’ optimism about the Philippine economy eased slightly in the first quarter of 2017 from the preceding quarter, but sustained its turnaround from the pessimism that prevailed a year earlier, the latest Consumer Expectations Survey by the central bank shows. Respondents to the CES cited increased incomes, more jobs,…

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    Washington shines in Rain or Shine’s victory

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    Anthony Washington drained back-to-back triples in crunch time to lead Rain or Shine to a 95-88 victory to remain unbeaten after three starts in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Season 42 Commissioner’s Cup on Sunday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. Washington was hardly used in the game but…

    Triumphant Englishman Lewton

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    England’s Steve Lewton (right) receives his trophy from Solaire President and Chief Operating Officer Thomas Arasi after bagging the Solaire Philippine Open crown with a playoff victory over Johannes Veerman at The Country Club last Sunday.

    Ateneo, UP down rivals to keep top two spots

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    ATENEO de Manila University and defending champion University of the Philippines (UP) solidified their hold of 1-2 spots in the table after beating separate foes over the weekend in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 79 men’s football tournament. The Blue Eagles got a break in a 1-0…

    Sudden death Final Four in PBA D-League

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    It’s sudden death Tuesday tomorrow in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Developmental League semifinal games. In the first game at 3PM, the Racal Tile Masters tangle with the Café France-CEU Bakers. In the second match at 5PM, the Tanduay Rhum Masters collide with the Cignal HD-San Beda Hawkeyes. Games will…

    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…

    Salamat races to a new challenge

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    With four years of professional cycling experience, Marella Vania Sala­mat is regarded as the one of the Philippine stalwarts in this male-dominated sport. Early this month, the former bowler turned cyclist improved her standing from ninth last year to eighth this year in the nine-leg Biwase Cup Tour of Vietnam. Salamat…

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    4 killed in Jolo grenade attack

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    ZAMBOANGA CITY: A grenade attack killed four people and injured over a dozen more in the southern Mindanao town of Jolo, police said on Sunday. According to the police, a man was arrested shortly after the blast at a bakery store late Friday and initial investigation suggests the attack was…

    Beijing favorite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership

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    HONG KONG: Beijing favorite Carrie Lam was selected as Hong Kong’s new leader on Sunday by a mainly pro-China committee, in an election dismissed as a sham by democracy activists who fear the loss of the city’s cherished freedoms. It is the first leadership vote since mass “Umbrella Movement” rallies…

    Binibining Pilipinas candidates down to 39

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    The dream to have a magic 40 lineup will not push through for Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) founding director Stella Marquez Araneta because one candidate did not make the cut until press presentation day on March 22. Though Madame Stella did not want to delve into the details, it…

    Binibining Pilipinas candidates down to 39

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    The dream to have a magic 40 lineup will not push through for Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) founding director Stella Marquez Araneta because one candidate did not make the cut until press presentation day on March 22. Though Madame Stella did not want to delve into the details, it…

    Audi at the Geneva International Motor show Sporty prospects

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    Audi is presented six new models at the Geneva International Motor Show. Making their world premieres are the Audi Q8 sport concept, which is powered by a 3.0 TFSI V6 engine with a mild hybrid system, and the new RS 5 Coupé – the Gran Turismo of RS models. Its…

    Artists, diplomats share spotlight at Sinag Maynila 2017

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    Stakeholders of independent filmmaking, corporate executives and members of the diplomatic corps gathered to celebrate Sinag Maynila 2017 Film Festival in Taguig City. Now on its third edition, the festival was held at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura Premier with partners Wilson Tieng of Solar Enterainment and acclaimed director…

    Bringing the best of hospitality to a ‘New World’

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    New World Manila Bay Hotel general manager Mark Heywood always carries with him a booklet that outlines the guiding principles of the hospitality brand’s character—“Ways We Work.” The aubergine-colored two-by-three-inch booklet lists five qualities that the 300-strong staff of executives and employees of the hotel must know by heart in…