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ANALYST EXPECTS RADICAL CHANGES IN WASHINGTON, MANILA

THE rise of populist leaders Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte, who were roundly slammed for their brash personalities, will bring about significant changes as they promised during their presidential campaigns, according to a global economic and policy analyst. Trump’s rhetoric during the election campaign, including those found by critics to…

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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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Property magnate and political outsider Donald Trump takes his oath of office in Washington, D.C. today as the 45th President of the United States, amidst so much anxiety about the direction his government will take. While many wonder whether he is wholly suited for the job, the greater wonder is…

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Policemen charged for killing Korean exec

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THE Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday filed criminal charges against two policemen and a number of “John Does” for the killing of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo right inside the police’s Camp Crame headquarters. Indicted for the crime of kidnapping for ransom with homicide were Senior Police Office…

Stop exporting people — growth guru

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ONCE more, an international expert on economic growth and policy-making has suggested that our government must reduce our dependence on exporting Filipino labor and focus on creating more jobs. This time it’s Dr. Dan Steinbock, founder of the Difference Group, a global consultancy and research outfit, who made the analysis.…

‘Ex-mayor made City Hall a job agency’

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Former acting Makati Mayor Romulo Peña Jr. had padded the number of city employees by over 1,300 during his term, among them his relatives and relatives of his political allies, according to a city official. The Peña administration also did not open to public bidding some half a billion pesos…

PH 2016 payments position turns to deficit

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THE Philippines’ balance of payments (BOP) turned negative in 2016 from a huge surplus recorded in 2015, and failed to hit the central bank target last year. A private think tank attributed the BOP’s negative position to the impact of trade deficit in the current account. “The ballooning goods trade…

Durant propels Warriors to rout of Thunder

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LOS ANGELES: Kevin Durant again came up big against his former team, pouring in a season-high 40 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 121-100 NBA victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Durant, who departed Oklahoma City as a free agent in the off-season, had scored 39 against…

Sta. Elena Golf and Country Club muscles up with The Turf Company gears

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The Sta. Elena Golf & Country Club has received another fleet of equipment that includes irrigation systems, precision mowing equipment, golf cars and other utility vehicles from The Turf Company. President and COO Mario Lopez and Sales Manager Ernie Mozo represented The Turf Company while Sta. Elena was represented by…

Ceres Negros FC fortifies lineup with new talents

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Bacolod City powerhouse team Ceres Negros FC has revealed the list of its new talents for its campaigns in the upcoming Philippine Football League and this year’s Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup. On top of the list is Simone Rota, who, since his transfer from Italy in 2014, spent two…

Why Horn?

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The title of the column basically echoes the question of boxing fans after Australian Jeff Horn was picked as the next opponent for Manny Pacquiao. After tossing names like Terence Crawford, Pacquiao’s team ended up picking a fighter who is not even a household name in his own household. Make…

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…

Becoming a better person through badminton

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Badminton player Steffi Denise Aquino remembers clearly how her face hit the taraflex floor when she was still learning the sport as a10-year-old girl. But she pressed on and is now a bemedalled athlete in her chosen sport. Before her collegiate playing years, Aquino has already won three gold medals…

2 Filipino hostages rescued in Sulu

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Government security forces on Thursday rescued two Filipino hostages from the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in the province of Sulu. The military’s Joint Task Force Sulu (JTFS) said Dolcesimo Almires and Estaban Janamjam were rescued around 9:15 a.m. at Barangay Tagbak, a known lair of the Abu Sayyaf…

US commander warns of more IS attacks in Asia-Pacific

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NEW DELHI: A top US military commander warned Wednesday that the Asia-Pacific region is at risk of attacks by Islamic State group fighters returning to their home countries. As the group loses territory in the Middle East, radicalized fighters from Bangladesh, Indonesia and elsewhere are likely to target their native…

Year of the Fire Rooster likened to ‘sweet and sour chicken’

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Among the many Feng Shui experts The T-Zone has come across year in and year out, Princess Lim Fernandez of the well-known Yin & Yang Shop of Harmony has always been among my favorites. The reason may have something to do with the fact that we graduated from the same…

Tom Rodriguez leaves for extended US-stay

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Today is the scheduled California-bound flight of top prime time actor Tom Rodriguez, along with fellow GMA Network stars Dennis Trillo, Lovi Poe, Betong and Alden Richards, to do a concert for GMA Pinoy TV. Titled Sikat Ka Kapuso, the show will be held at the Terrace Theater in Long…

Continental Supersports: the world’s fastest four-seater

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Welcome the new Bentley Continental Supersports, the most powerful production Bentley in the world to date. And the world’s fastest four-seater. Unlike the previous Supersports, which got rid of the rear seats to reduce unsprung weight, Bentley retained the rear seats for the new model and added more power. The…

Year of the Fire Rooster likened to ‘sweet and sour chicken’

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Among the many Feng Shui experts The T-Zone has come across year in and year out, Princess Lim Fernandez of the well-known Yin & Yang Shop of Harmony has always been among my favorites. The reason may have something to do with the fact that we graduated from the same…

Maxine Medina, an ‘empowered’ beauty

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26-year-old Binibining Pilipinas is all set to win the Miss Universe crown Binibining Pilipinas talent scouts invited Maria Mika Maxine Peñaranda Medina to join the country’s foremost beauty pageant as early as 2012, but an existing advertising contract prevented her from entering the contest. Apparently, her endorsement brand was a…