• Medal tally:
    Singapore: 9-11-9
    Thailand: 6-6-7
    Vietnam: 6-4-5
    Myanmar: 3-2-1
    Brunei: 0-0-4
    Cambodia: 0-0-3
    Timor Leste: 0-0-0

     

     

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    A Davao City official and two others have been receiving an average of P1-million weekly to make sure that shipments would be released from the Bureau of Customs smoothly, a fly-by-night customs broker revealed Tuesday. At the resumption of the Senate blue ribbon committee inquiry into the P6.4 billion “shabu”…

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    IF there is one death from the drug war waged by President Duterte that may just redraw the narrative, it will be that of Kian delos Santos, dead at the age of 17. Even some of the most diehard loyalists of the President have expressed their horror and misgivings. It…

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    THREE GUNSHOT WOUNDS KILLED 17-YR-OLD

    THE Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) has found the element of treachery in the death of 17-year-old Kian de los Santos at the hands of Caloocan City policemen, as anti-crime advocates called for an independent probe into the alleged extrajudicial killing. Chief Public Attorney Persida Rueda-Acosta said forensic experts have conducted…

    Abu Sayyaf terrorists raid Basilan village, kill 10

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    ZAMBOANGA CITY: Abu Sayyaf terrorists allied with the Islamic State on Monday raided a village in Basilan province in southern Philippines and killed at least 10 people before escaping, government officials said. It said more than three dozen civilians were also wounded in the daring attack in the village called…

    Many industries get away with rampant smuggling

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    Without diverting into a discussion of the smuggling of billions of pesos worth of illegal drugs through the Customs bureau, we want to draw attention today to the smuggling carried out in various industries, which is also costing the government billions in lost revenues. It is deplorable that despite the…

    Duterte drug war mirrors 1972 martial law–Noynoy

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    Former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino 3rd on Monday said the issue of violence during martial law under then-President Ferdinand Marcos has no difference with that under the drug war of the Duterte administration. He added that the problem that the Philippines was facing 34 years ago is the same one…

    BSP: Peso movement in line with growth goal

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    The peso’s recent movements are consistent with monetary policies aimed at fostering sustained economic growth, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said. “Pursuing a flexible and adaptive exchange rate policy enables the BSP to keep its interest rate policy settings squarely focused on achieving the inflation target while dampening consumption…

     

     

    PH Cray begins hunt for gold

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    Filipino-American Eric Shauwn Cray guns for two gold medals when the medal-rich athletics competition of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games unfolds today at the 87,000-seater Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Cray, a two-time Olympian; will be defending his crown in the men’s 100m dash and 400m hurdles.…

    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…

    Brilliant Neymar dazzles again in PSG romp

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    PARIS: Neymar starred from beginning to end on his home debut for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring twice in a 6-2 thumping of Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Sunday (Monday in Manila). The Brazilian superstar had a hand in everything else his new side did at the Parc des Princes as they…

    There’s a new Asian power and it’s not even Asian

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    The moment FIBA announced the merger of the Asian and Oceania regions, we knew it would be an uphill climb not only for Gilas Pilipinas but also for perennial Asian powers like Iran, China and Korea to win the gold in the FIBA Asia Cup. The merger now placed the…

    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…

    Jin Lopez shows SEA Games readiness, wins gold in Korea Open

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    Rising tae kwon do star Pauline Louise Lopez displayed her readiness to represent the Philippines in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia next month by winning a gold medal in the 2017 Chuncheon Korea Open Interna-tional  Taekwondo Championships last July 5 in Chuncheon, South Korea. Lopez, 20, showed courage…

     

     

    Govt troops rescue Vietnamese sailor

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    THE military rescued Vietnamese sailor, Do Trung Huiqe, kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in November last year and held captive on Mataja Island in Basilan. The sailor, a crew member of the cargo ship MV Royal 16, was rescued on the island off Hadji Muhtamad town just across…

    10 sailors missing as US destroyer collides with ship

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    SINGAPORE: Ten US sailors were missing and five injured early Monday after their destroyer collided with a tanker east of Singapore, the second accident involving an American warship in two months. The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain arrived in Singapore Monday afternoon with a large hole torn towards its…

     

     

    Gorgeous 2018 Lexus LC 500 redefines Lexus style

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    BY MARK PHELAN I’m a believer. I remained skeptical for years as Toyota executives vowed their company would become a design leader. No more. The 2018 Lexus LC 500 coupe is a triumph, a gorgeous car that elevates its whole brand. Taken alongside the newly styling 2018 Toyota Camry that…

    Roxanne Barcelo and Will Devaughn: From real to reel

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    Celebrity couple talk about working together in first movie as actors and producers Celebrities who play lovers onscreen only to fall in love in real life has been written about numerous times. Remember Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in “Mr. & Mrs. Smith;” Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan who are…

    Gorgeous 2018 Lexus LC 500 redefines Lexus style

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    BY MARK PHELAN I’m a believer. I remained skeptical for years as Toyota executives vowed their company would become a design leader. No more. The 2018 Lexus LC 500 coupe is a triumph, a gorgeous car that elevates its whole brand. Taken alongside the newly styling 2018 Toyota Camry that…

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    In an age where living is highly organized and where society seems to make a lot of demands on both adults and children, it seems right to provide the young with skills and experiences as soon as possible, in order that they may be equipped in the best possible way…

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    A senior citizen ages gracefully, guided by Lao Tzu’s teachings A fortune teller once told pioneering motorcycle dealer Vicente N. Ongtenco that he should not expect to lead a long life. The gentleman celebrated his 91st birthday last June and has completed a book of annotations on the philosopher-teacher Lao…

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    Exercise and diet. Thanks to my discipline of keeping to this regimen, I survived several life-threatening situations. Due to a bad back, I can no longer join the exercise sessions in our subdivision’s park, along with my neighbors, or do the trampoline. So, I now walk at least 30 minutes…

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    Philip Stein Queen Pia Wurtzbach may have passed on her crown, but she still wears the glory of Miss Universe on her head. And now adding more glitter to her incredible shine is a new title – international brand ambassador of Philip Stein. Since 2003, Philip Stein has garnered esteem…

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    Nuxe Nuxellence At whatever age, don’t deny yourself the luxury of soft, radiant skin with NUXE Nuxellence Detox. These powerful serums smoothen, regenerate and revive dull complexions, revealing your skin’s youthful glow. With its 10 patents, NUXE has perfected the synergy of its active ingredients – passionflower, anchusa and poppy…