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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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AFTER writing several successive columns on “revolutionary government,” I thought I had already said everything and need no longer say more, without making myself a pain in the anatomy of its fondest proponents. But worrisome talk about the subject persists, despite its demonstrable absurdity which President Rodrigo Duterte’s confusing song…

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Transport Usec Chavez resigns

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Transportation Undersecretary for Rails Cesar Chavez tendered his irrevocable resignation on Thursday over the Metro Rail Transit-3 mess. “I hope the President understands that in the light of recent events involving the MRT-3 System, simple sense of delicadeza which I have adhered to throughout my professional life gives me no…

Transport Usec Chavez resigns

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Transportation Undersecretary for Rails Cesar Chavez tendered his irrevocable resignation on Thursday over the Metro Rail Transit-3 mess. “I hope the President understands that in the light of recent events involving the MRT-3 System, simple sense of delicadeza which I have adhered to throughout my professional life gives me no…

Transport Usec Chavez resigns

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Transportation Undersecretary for Rails Cesar Chavez tendered his irrevocable resignation on Thursday over the Metro Rail Transit-3 mess. “I hope the President understands that in the light of recent events involving the MRT-3 System, simple sense of delicadeza which I have adhered to throughout my professional life gives me no…

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Quitting while one has enough sense of honor left

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Transport Undersecretary for Rails Cesar Chavez was not in command of a government department when he resigned, as his post was essentially subordinate to that of the secretary of the Department of Transportation (DoTr). But because of the circumstances of his departure from office and his announced reasons for quitting,…

Ex-Palace spokesman now with DFA

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Former Malacañang spokesman Ernesto Abella is back in the loop after President Rodrigo Duterte appointed him as an undersecretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Abella’s appointment papers were released on Wednesday, November 23, but were dated October 27. He was fired as Palace spokesman in the last week…

BMI: Chinese telco entry a ‘wake-up call’

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Allowing a Chinese company to provide telecommunications services in the Philippines will benefit consumers but major hurdles remain before this can be realized, a Fitch Group unit said. The Duterte government’s plans to let a Chinese telco challenge PLDT, Inc. and Globe Telecom should serve as a “wake-up call for…

 

 

Blue Eagles ready to dethrone Green Archers

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Blue Eagles head coach Tab Baldwin declared boldly that Ateneo de Ma-nila is a better team this season compared to last year when De La Salle University swept them in the best-of-three University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball finals. Though the top seed Ateneo had a difficult…

Blue Eagles ready to dethrone Green Archers

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Blue Eagles head coach Tab Baldwin declared boldly that Ateneo de Ma-nila is a better team this season compared to last year when De La Salle University swept them in the best-of-three University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball finals. Though the top seed Ateneo had a difficult…


 

PNP foils bombing attempt in SKudarat

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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: The Philippine National Police (PNP) backed by civilians on Wednesday night foiled a bombing attempt during the culmination of the Kalimudan Festival or gathering of people for thanksgiving in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat. Senior Supt. Raul Supiter, Sultan Kudarat police provincial director, said their assets discovered what they…

Cuba backs NKorea, calls for US ‘dialogue’

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HAVANA: Cuba, one of North Korea’s few allies, called on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) for “peace and stability” in the Korean peninsula and stressed the need for dialogue to reduce tensions between Pyongyang and Washington. Upon receiving his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong-Ho in Havana, foreign affairs minister Bruno Rodriguez…

 

 

Boardroom Watch

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Property maverick sets the trend for branded living Jose E.B. Antonio, the real estate titan redefining the Metro Manila skyline, could have chosen to carve out a niche in brash America. But the feisty Ermitaño – he grew up in a one-story house across Ermita Church in Ermita, Manila –…

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A small design studio based in Manila, Katre has been crafting handsome leather goods since 2009. It offers luxury in quality, accentuating the essential and foregoing the unnecessary to come up with thoughtful, timeless and functional bags and accessories. It’s unisex, universal range, called the Lee et Chase Essentiels, delivers…

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Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs, the global contemporary pride in fashion, delights with his two new introductions – the Sling bag and the Hotshot bag. Hitting the runway last Fall, the Sling bag is a uniquely modern and versatile bag, boasting an exaggerated size with color blocking of vintage calf leather.…

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Central Square ‘Tis the season to be jolly as Central Square inspires more cheer and merry during the holidays with a slew of fun activities, thoughtful gift ideas and, of course, incredible promos and shopping deals. Use your Philippine-issued Mastercard and start checking off your wish list this Christmas, while…

Gerald Anderson takes pride in ‘Bisaya’ food

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Growing up as a son of an American instructor at Subic Bay and a Filipina businesswoman from General Santos City, ABS-CBN actor Gerald Anderson never really had the chance to “plant roots” in any locality. As a child, he lived in General Santos, then moved to San Antonio, Texas, and…

All hail Sunshine—the new ‘Daytime Drama Queen’

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GUESS WHO? Popular actor and actress caught with drugs Sunshine Dizon took a very quick trip to the US last week to receive her the Gawad Amerika Award as Outstanding Actress for the highly successful GMA Afternoon Prime series “Ika-6 Na Utos.” It is her second time to receive the…

The new Lamborghini Huracán Performante

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Automobili Lamborghini has unleashed the newest bull from its stable: the new Huracán Performante. Combining new lightweight technologies, active aerodynamics with aero vectoring and a new set-up of chassis, all-wheel-drive system and further improved powertrain, the Huracán Performante is truly the result of Lamborghini innovations, producing a super sports car…

Gerald Anderson takes pride in ‘Bisaya’ food

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Growing up as a son of an American instructor at Subic Bay and a Filipina businesswoman from General Santos City, ABS-CBN actor Gerald Anderson never really had the chance to “plant roots” in any locality. As a child, he lived in General Santos, then moved to San Antonio, Texas, and…

Superstars of the 31st Asean Summit

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World leaders who drew attention in PH visit As world leaders planed in one after the other in Clark and Manila for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit last weekend, global attention turned to the Philippines and hit its peak, not only for the results of the…

Gerald Anderson takes pride in ‘Bisaya’ food

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Growing up as a son of an American instructor at Subic Bay and a Filipina businesswoman from General Santos City, ABS-CBN actor Gerald Anderson never really had the chance to “plant roots” in any locality. As a child, he lived in General Santos, then moved to San Antonio, Texas, and…

The Lookbook

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Experts share their beauty and wardrobe tips on how to move from the BPO floor to another platform in life As with any industry, hard work is the key to success. The experts that have been tapped to mentor and work with the candidates of the first-ever Mr. and Ms.…

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I think it was Anna Wintour in the “canonical” The September Issue who said, “People are frightened of fashion and that because it scares them or it makes them feel insecure, they put it down.” I was one of those people. I look back and I see fashion as an…

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In the past six years that I’ve been doing hair and makeup, I often get asked what my favorite job experiences are. I have several memorable moments, and I was thinking of sharing some of the more apparent ones from time to time. Hair and makeup isn’t exactly the kind…

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Because “sweater weather” isn’t even that cold International, mostly western, brands release their collections seasonally. They take note of the predicted weather patterns, such as the dip and rise of temperatures, when coming up with garments. Spring, summer, fall and winter: these are the seasons that greatly influence the possible…