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Proposed revisions to the Constitution will be submitted for approval in a plebiscite even if the Senate does not join a Constituent Assembly with the House of Representatives, a lawmaker said on Sunday. Rep. Eugene de Vera of ABS Party-list, co-author of a resolution calling for the convening of the…

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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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THERE is one fundamental principle binding on all legislators everywhere. No legislator may validly enact a law, from which he would be the first, if not the only one, to benefit. Thus, just because President Rodrigo Duterte has doubled the salaries of the military and the police, never mind the…

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SC set to void 2011 de Lima watchlist order vs Arroyo

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The Supreme Court (SC) is set to declare as illegal and unconstitutional the watchlist order issued by former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima against former President Gloria Arrroyo in 2011. By virtue of the cited watchlist order issued in connection with her then pending electoral sabotage case, Arroyo was halted…

SC set to void 2011 de Lima watchlist order vs Arroyo

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The Supreme Court (SC) is set to declare as illegal and unconstitutional the watchlist order issued by former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima against former President Gloria Arrroyo in 2011. By virtue of the cited watchlist order issued in connection with her then pending electoral sabotage case, Arroyo was halted…

SC set to void 2011 de Lima watchlist order vs Arroyo

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The Supreme Court (SC) is set to declare as illegal and unconstitutional the watchlist order issued by former Justice Secretary Leila de Lima against former President Gloria Arrroyo in 2011. By virtue of the cited watchlist order issued in connection with her then pending electoral sabotage case, Arroyo was halted…

DEATHS CAUSED BY GRAFT AND CORRUPTION

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Proposed Bill of Rights revision sets back constitutional reform

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Nothing disfigures an earnest effort to revise the Constitution than a proposed revision that is misguided, foolish and downright wrong. It sets back the cause of constitutional reform, and it advances the reactionary agenda of those who oppose any change to the Charter. This is how we should view the…

OFWs warned against use of fake documents

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THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has warned workers against submitting falsified documents in applying for overseas jobs. In an advisory over the weekend, the POEA reiterated its concern over reports and complaints by foreign employers on fake or altered certificates of employment of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) recruited and…

Economy likely slowed in 2017 – analysts

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The economy likely slowed as the year ended, analysts polled by The Manila Times said, capping full-year growth to below the 6.9 percent recorded in 2016. Estimates for the October-December quarter ranged from 6.4 to 7.1 percent with a 6.6 percent average, unchanged compared to the same period last year…

Rockets topple Warriors, Thunder embarrass Cavs

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LOS ANGELES: The Houston Rockets ended the Golden State Warriors’ 14-game road winning streak Saturday (Sunday in Manila), thwarting the NBA champions’ comeback bid in an impressive 116-108 victory. Chris Paul scored 33 points and James Harden cemented his return from injury with 22 for the Rockets, who also saw…

Rockets topple Warriors, Thunder embarrass Cavs

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LOS ANGELES: The Houston Rockets ended the Golden State Warriors’ 14-game road winning streak Saturday (Sunday in Manila), thwarting the NBA champions’ comeback bid in an impressive 116-108 victory. Chris Paul scored 33 points and James Harden cemented his return from injury with 22 for the Rockets, who also saw…

Classes resume in Albay amid quiet eruption

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LEGAZPI CITY: The provincial government of Albay lifted the class suspension in three cities and five towns affected by weeklong Mayon volcano’s quiet eruption here. Cedric Daep, chief of Albay Public Safety Emergency Management Office said the class suspension is lifted to allow students from public and private schools here…

NKorea delegates conduct pre-Olympics inspection

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SEOUL: North Korean delegates arrived in South Korea on Sunday to inspect venues and prepare cultural performances for next month’s Winter Olympics, in the first visit by Pyongyang officials to the capitalist South for four years. Television footage showed a group of seven officials led by Hyon Song-Wol, the leader…

 

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A banker redefines the true meaning of success Philip G. Soliven could have stayed in the heady world of banking and finance if not for a quiet epiphany that happened over time and spurred by frequent forays into the countryside. The former trader, who has chalked up stints in Boston,…

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Burberry Burberry proudly launches its newest collaboration with British model and activist Adwoa Aboah and photographer Juergen Teller, who together brilliantly present the next portfolio of the brand which will come out this February. The new collaboration showcases an injection of neon across ready-to-wear collections and accessories lines, featuring laminated…

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Volvo Underlining a commitment to minimizing its environmental impact and making the cities of the future cleaner, Volvo Car proudly announces that starting 2019, every new Volvo model will have a hybrid or electrified variant. This marks a historic start for cars with electrification at the core of its future…

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Winter Wonderland Talented CCP members and photography enthusiasts came together for the Winter Wonderland Exhibit, to showcase their breathtaking captures of Bhutan, Japan, China, Norway, Greenland, Iceland, Russia and other parts unknown. The vivid landscapes were printed on aluminum plates using Chromaluxe, which offers incomparable clarity and vividness in color.…

Swedish and Filipino companies champion responsible business

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More than 150 leaders in business and government convened at “Fostering CSR in the Philippines: Conference on Responsible Business” for a joint effort to champion corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a way for companies to mitigate and address social and environmental challenges. Organized by the Embassy of Sweden in Manila,…

Realizations by ex-couple Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson

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In the summer of 2017, popular actors Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson were feeling a bit jittery. They had been cast in the new ABS-CBN series “Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin,” which meant they would be working together again after a lengthy seven years, and more significantly a highly-publicized breakup. The…

All-electric FiskerEMotion has 400-mile range

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Fisker, known by its Karma electric sports car, has unveiled its most striking creation yet, the EMotion all-electric vehicle, in CES 2018 in Las Vegas last week. Teaser photos of the car have been released by Fisker in October last year, and the manufacturer claimed that it will have 400…

French environmental film ‘Terra’ premiered in Manila

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Film lovers had a glimpse of the commitment of France not only to culture but also to diversity and protection of the environment during the special screening of the documentary “Terra” at the SM Mall of Asia Cinema. A joint project of the Embassy of France in Manila, the Department…

A mother finds purpose in son’s special condition

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As the sun began its  descent, its golden  rays filtered through the windows of Rachel Harrison’s home, shinning on a collection of paintings her family had acquired throughout the years. She was most proud, however, of two colorfully abstracted works hanging side by side on one end. She told The Sunday Times…

Swedish and Filipino companies champion responsible business

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More than 150 leaders in business and government convened at “Fostering CSR in the Philippines: Conference on Responsible Business” for a joint effort to champion corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a way for companies to mitigate and address social and environmental challenges. Organized by the Embassy of Sweden in Manila,…

The Lookbook

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How to infuse the color of the year into your wardrobe Colors can convey deep and meaningful messages. In the case of 2018’s color of the year, Ultra Violet, it signifies power, wealth and creativity. Let us all welcome the color Ultra Violet into our spectrum. According to Pantone, Ultra…

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Mixing colors into your wardrobe The season of party dressing, jumping from one party and reunion to another, may have just ended, but there’s no reason you can’t go on being festive with your style decisions all year round. If anything, the fun-loving version of yourself during the holidays should…

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Giving Ryza Cenon and JC Santos that golden glow of the islands Last week, I talked about Beauty Resolutions. Things I have planned for 2018, things I want to achieve — future talk. But this week, I want to go back a bit into the later part of my 2017…

StyleDiary Entry #03

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When it comes to dressing up, I prefer classic lines and comfortable cuts. As mayor of the City of Bacoor, my daily schedule is almost always full and sometimes takes me to different locales in one day. Because I’m very hands on, my work outfit has to be as hardworking…