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The popularity and easy access to social media have made it easier for pimps to sell children and for young women to advertise their sex services, a Philippine study showed. Social media has emerged as a tool by which children in the Philippines are sexually exploited, according to a group.…

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PRESIDENT Duterte has been so identified as friendly to the Marcoses that his critics have painted him as Marcos incarnate. It did not help that he was vocal in his support for the burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani. And it was even…

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TYPHOON “Paolo” (international name: Lan) slightly intensified, while the low pressure area (LPA) off Mindoro has dissipated, the state-run weather bureau said on Friday afternoon. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that Paolo was 855 kilometers (km) east of Basco, Batanes and packing maximum winds of 140 kilometers…

TWO alleged cybersex traffickers who sold children to foreigners online were arrested in Manila, an official said on Friday. In a press briefing on Friday, Senior Supt. Villamor Tuliao, Philippine National Police (PNP) Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division Director, reported that suspects Jamil Sampaga and Anthony Mabansag were charged for  “trafficking of women…

A LOSING senatorial candidate in the 2016 national elections claimed on Friday that 2013 poll returns were discovered during a recount in some ballot boxes in Samar. “Yung Calbayog, Samar, nagtataka kami…merong mga ballots na 2013 elections and we’re referring to 2016 senatorial elections so kinukwestyon namin ‘yun, bakit ‘yung…

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Facebook joins effort to boost subscriptions

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WASHINGTON: Facebook announced Thursday initiatives to help struggling news organizations gain paid subscribers, following a similar move unveiled earlier this month by Google. The social network giant said it will test “premium news models” for organizations that deliver their content on Facebook, to enable the publishers to have more control…

In contempt of justice

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Public outrage is mounting over the brazen disregard for justice and attempt by the Aegis Juris fraternity members to cover up their involvement in the hazing incident that led to the death last month of Horacio “Atio” Castillo. The Senate hearing this week uncovered the raw ugliness of the human…

Palace firm: PH won’t accept conditional aid

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The Philippines will not accept any foreign aid with conditionalities because it undermines the country’s sovereignty, Malacañang spokesman Ernesto Abella said on Friday. Abella, in a news conference, affirmed an earlier disclosure of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano that the country will not receive new grants from the 28-member…

PH insulated against spillovers – Espenilla

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Robust domestic activity will shield the Philippines from monetary policy tightening across advanced economies and possible threats to global growth, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said. In a briefing on Friday, central bank Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr., said that global prospects had improved with indicators suggesting a firmer recovery…

 

 

Bolts even series

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Allen Durham scored the crucial basket that allowed Meralco to escape Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 85-83, in Game 4 of the best-of-seven finals of the Philippine Basketball Association Season 42 Governors’ Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. The series is now even at 2-2. Durham fired the winning shot with 47…

PH shooters shine in 2017 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XVIII

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Members of the Philippine Team (left of podium) Jeufro Emil “Jag” Lejano, Wilfredo Martin Jr., Bernardo Mari V. Alejandro and William Magalong have won silver medals in the Team Classic category (overall) of the 2017 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XVIII held at Châteauroux, France, from August 28 to September 3.…

Neymar, Mbappe primed for PSG-Marseille rivalry

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PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain will unleash star strike duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe on bitter foes Marseille for the first time this weekend in the latest installment of France’s most heated but increasingly lopsided rivalry. With a six-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 and three wins from three in…

UAAP: Change is – should be coming!

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(Part 2) Celebrating victories Just this Wednesday, the University of the Philippines (UP) secured a preliminary injunction from the courts allowing Rob Ricafort to play for the rest of this season’s UAAP men’s basketball tournament. This also puts the games he played previously away from being forfeited. Quick recap —…

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…

11-year old swimmer sets sight on 2024 Olympics

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Philippine Swimming League (PSL) standout Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh bagged five gold medals in the Palarong Pam­bansa qualifying tour­nament held at the Olivarez Swimming Pool in Parañaque City. Representing Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque, the 11-year old Mojdeh dominated all her individual events the girls’ elementary division to earn a spot…


 

Girl dies as ‘Paolo’ lashes ARMM

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A girl died while two other minors were injured after an uprooted coconut tree fell on them during the height of heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm (TS) “Paolo” at 2 p.m. in Pangu­taran, Sulu Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Friday. The Sulu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and…

South Korea to build nuclear power plants

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SEOUL: South Korea on Friday decided to push ahead with the construction of two new nuclear reactors after months of heated debate over whether the country should start weaning itself off atomic energy. A state commission, based on a survey of 471 jurors selected across the country, recommended finishing construction…




 

 

The Grand Dame hits 105

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‘It’s a good story if it’s like the Manila Hotel’ – Ernest Hemingway A historical landmark, an iconic hotel by the bay, a venue of great events and grand aspirations, an address of prestige. It has played home to kings and queens, world leaders in government and business, literary giants,…

Catching up with Alden Richards

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Aldenatics, Mainesters and the whole AlDub Nation are excited anew as phenomenal kalyeserye stars Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza reunite in a telemovie titled “Love Is…” premiering today, October 21, on GMA Network after “Eat Bulaga.” Directed by Adolf Alix Jr., the release of Love Is is only a few…

All-new Audi Q5 lands in PH soil

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Those seeking a truly high-end SUV with a Teutonic character should have reason to rejoice with the launch of the all-new Audi Q5 in Philippine soil. So it was a night to remember as Audi Philippines launched its all-new Audi Q5 at the Manila Polo Club last October 11, 2017.…

The Grand Dame hits 105

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‘It’s a good story if it’s like the Manila Hotel’ – Ernest Hemingway A historical landmark, an iconic hotel by the bay, a venue of great events and grand aspirations, an address of prestige. It has played home to kings and queens, world leaders in government and business, literary giants,…

Hanjin lands PH in Top 5 shipbuilding countries

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As a former US naval base, Subic is ideal for marine and shipbuilding industries. Its deep waters, calm seas, skilled workforce and attractive incentives for manufacturers in the export processing zone has made it perfect for Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co., Ltd. (HHIC) to expand its operations outside Korea.…

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Like many stories of successful Filipino-Chinese entrepreneurs, Eric Yu – chief executive officer of CellPrime, the maker of Cloudfone, one of the leading mobile tech providers in the country – found himself naturally drawn to business. In his world, matters of profit, investment, innovation and service are subjects discussed freely…

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Crimson Hotel Filinvest City If it’s October, then it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Getting into the spirit, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City teamed up with the Project Pink Support Group to promote the “Passionately Pink” campaign which seeks to spread word about this disease that affects one in every 13…

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Salcedo Auctions Esteemed auction house, Salcedo Auctions, has launched “space,” its second event sale under its subsidiary brand Gavel&Block in order to satisfy the acquisition bent of today’s “affluentials.” After a preview held this week until today, October 20, from 10 am to 6 pm, the auction takes place tomorrow,…

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Tudor Since the presentation in 1970 of its first chronograph, the Prince Oysterdate Chronograph, TUDOR has produced watches closely tied to motorsports. It has also constantly been improving its professional divers’ watches. The new hybrid Heritage Black Bay Chrono chronograph dares to combine the aquatic heritage represented by the Black…