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    FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has been quite unhappy with reports on his prolonged and unexplained absences from work, and the consequent speculations about his state of health. I am sorry to hear it, but as a journalist whose public duty is to his readers, I write what I must, despite the…

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    MARAWI CITY: Members of the Maute Group have been collecting bombs dropped by the military that did not explode, a reliable source said on Tuesday. The source said the terrorists are collecting weapons and unexploded bombs. He did not say how many bombs have been retrieved by the terror group…

    House threatens to detain Imee Marcos

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    The House of Representatives threatened to detain Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos if she will not attend a hearing on July 25 on the alleged misuse of P66 million in tobacco funds. Rep. Johnny Pimentel, chairman of the House Good Government and Public Accountability panel, said Marcos will not go…

    Making the bitter medicine go down

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    SOME people wear their love of country literally on their sleeve. Some businessmen “wear” theirs up the lifeless posts of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 reportedly as part of an ongoing P500-million station improvement project (SIP). The report said the partnership between the Light Rail Manila Corp., which…

    Customs losing millions of pesos to undervaluation

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    THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) is losing some P48 million a month in duties and taxes from rampant undervaluation, a form of technical smuggling, clearly undermining Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon’s strengthened anti-smuggling campaign aimed at cleansing the allegedly graft-ridden bureau and generate much-needed revenues. Documents obtained by The Manila Times showed…

    BSP to roll out tighter rules on banks’ IT systems

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    THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Tuesday it would upgrade by July regulations on information technology (IT) risks in financial institutions, amid concerns over recent incidents of cyber attacks and systems glitches. “By next month, we are set to issue the enhanced guidelines on information security, incoming BSP…

     

     

    Pacquiao eyeing Mayweather rematch, says trainer

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    SYDNEY: A rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao could be on the cards if the legendary Filipino boxer wins his bout against Australian challenger Jeff Horn this weekend, his trainer said Tuesday. Pacquiao, who was outpointed by Mayweather in the “Fight of the Century” two years ago, will be…

    Chile waits on Aranguiz’s fitness for semis

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    MOSCOW: Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi hopes Charles Aranguiz will be fit for Wednesday’s (Thursday in Manila) Confederations Cup semifinals against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal after the midfield enforcer suffered a knock against Australia. A hard challenge from Socceroos veteran Tim Cahill clattered Aranguiz, who had to be substituted at half-time…

    Technology and football

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    It seems that technology has finally caught up with football after millennia of being played as eriskyros in Ancient Greece and later in Ancient Rome as harpastum. The ongoing 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, a curtain-raiser to the 2018 World Cup, is employing video assistant referees as the final arbiter…

    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…

    Pinay archer scores pair of upsets in World Cup Stage 3

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    Mary Queen Ybañez scored a pair of upset wins in the women’s curve event of the 2017 World Cup Stage 3 to move to the next round of the tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah. The No.227 Ybañez stunned world No. 22 Guendalina Santori of Italy, 7-3, in the first…

    Drug-crazed suspects kill family in Bulacan

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    A family of five including a mother—her married daughter and three kids aged 11, seven and one—were killed apparently by drug-crazed suspects inside their house in Barangay Santo Cristo, San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan. Bulacan Police provincial director, Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr., identified the victims as Auring Dizon…

    HK in Beijing’s shadow 20 years after handover

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    HONG KONG: When Xi Jinping lands in Hong Kong on Thursday for the first time since becoming China’s president, he will step into a deeply divided city uncertain of its future. The visit marks 20 years since Hong Kong was handed back to China by Britain and comes at a…

     

     

    ‘Charity is PCSO’s number one product’

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    Agency goes extra mile in serving locals of Cagayan’s Calayan and Camiguin Islands The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) conducted a special mission early in May validating its advocacy of serving the Filipino people a priority no matter the distance. Headed by Medical Services Department manager Jose Bernardo Gochoco, the…

    Carlitos Siguion-Reyna fulfills another dream

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    Award-winning director helms first Virgin Labfest play at CCP When it comes to the big screen, director Carlos Siguion-Reyna—who is also well known in the industry as Carlitos—may have reached heights in his career most budding filmmakers can only dream of. But as a creative who is always hungry to…

    2018 Toyota Camry boasts of fuel economy, safety features, style

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    The all-new 2018 Toyota Camry will hit the road with class-leading fuel economy, a long list of safety features and prices starting at $23,495 when it goes on sale in July in the United States. The 2018 Camry proved quiet and comfortable in a day driving through the countryside. Toyota…

    ‘Charity is PCSO’s number one product’

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    Agency goes extra mile in serving locals of Cagayan’s Calayan and Camiguin Islands The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) conducted a special mission early in May validating its advocacy of serving the Filipino people a priority no matter the distance. Headed by Medical Services Department manager Jose Bernardo Gochoco, the…

    Dennis Trillo soars even higher

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    When celebrities walk into a room, they either stop people in their tracks in awe, or they can also make an audience feel at ease despite their commanding presence. Dennis Trillo—actor extraordinaire, whose repertoire of acting projects ranges from comedy, to fantasy, romance to action and more—is the latter kind…

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    Boardroom Watch

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    An oil executive has faith in people’s potential There is no mask and no one behind it, eager to present a best face forward during this expansive and usually revealing BoardRoom Watch interview. Francis Glenn Yu, president and CEO of Seaoil Philippines, the country’s largest independent fuel company and the…

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    Audemars Piguet Think exceptional chronograph wristwatches with creatively designed dials, think Audemars Piguet, the unique hand behind these masterpieces for well over 80 years. This year, the Royal Oak Chronograph celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a new range of chronographs that hark back to the looks first introduced in 2008.…

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    The Body Shop These charcoal-coated brushes may feel softer than a squirrel’s tail but fear not, The Body Shop’s specialist synthetic hairs are 100 percent cruelty-free and their FSC wooden handles sustainably sourced. Designed to master the hottest make-up trends and complement the brand’s coveted range of essentials, these expert…

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    Pili Oil To the Filipinos in the Bicol region, the pili tree is known as the “Tree of Hope”. Much like the ubquitious coconut, everything from it can be made useful, from the edible nuts to the sturdy bark. But for pili advocate Rosalina Tan-Ong, its true treasure is the…