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    MILITARY REJECTS OFFER TO NEGOTIATE

    MARAWI CITY: Military troops fired mortars in Marawi City as they battled Islamist militants of the Maute group who were holding hostages and were reported to have murdered at least 11 civilians. A Manila Times source said certain groups have offered to negotiate with the Maute to end fighting and…

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    FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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    BUDAPEST: I had hoped not to have to write about President Rodrigo Duterte for the next few days, while attending the 11th World Congress of Families and the Global Forum for Political Leaders at the Hungarian Parliament here in Budapest, both of which get underway today. But DU30 managed to…

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    Business group backs martial law in mindanao

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    THE country’s oldest business group on Thursday came out in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao, saying terrorism needed to be wiped out to allow economic development. In a statement, the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands said it “supports the declaration of Martial…

    A test of the nation’s political maturity

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    IN this third instance of a Filipino President proclaiming martial law in the country, Filipinos should be familiar by now with the definitive characteristics of martial law, so it may be assumed that the emergency measure has gotten everyone’s undivided attention. We all want to know what is happening and…

    Casino coverage under AMLA nears

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    A proposed measure that could spare the Philippines from being blacklisted by an international anti-money laundering task force moves a step closer to being enacted after the Senate approved it on second reading on Wednesday. Sponsored by Sen. Francis Escudero, Senate Bill (SB) 1468 seeks to put more teeth into…

    PH expects US rate hike in June

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    BY THE MANILA TIMES BUSINESS NEWS TEAM AND AFP

    Markets now digesting temporary setback in stocks, peso
    An interest rate hike in the US in June is no longer just a possibility but a certainty as far as financial markets are concerned, and players in the Philippine market, like most…

     

     

    Gin Kings eye solo second, Painters seek quarters

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    Barangay Ginebra San Miguel guns for the solo second spot while Rain or Shine eyes a quarterfinals seat as the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner’s Cup travels to Alonte Gym in Biñan, Laguna today. Currently tied with San Miguel Beer at 6-2, the Gin Kings battle Blackwater in the main…

    Canoy faces South African for WBF belt

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    Filipino Jason Canoy battles South African Mzuvikile Magwaca today for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) bantamweight belt in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Canoy, who is holding a 26-6-2 win-loss-draw record with 19 knockouts, is coming off two straight wins over fellow Jetly Purisima via referee technical decision…

    Hulk flexes muscles in all-Chinese clash

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    SHANGHAI: Brazilian forward Hulk scored one goal and set up another as Shanghai SIPG won a megabucks all-Chinese clash 2-1 against Jiangsu Suning in the AFC Champions League’s last 16 on Wednesday. Hulk made his muscular presence felt with a bustling performance which terrorised the Jiangsu defense and put Andre…

    Finally, Melindo is a champ

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    If at first you don’t succeed, try and try…. and try again. After failing in two previous attempts to win a world boxing championship, Milan “El Metodico” (Method Man) Melindo finally made good on his third try, snaring the International Boxing Federation (IBF) light flyweight title (108 lbs.) last Sunday…

    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…

    PH’s Iniong wants to challenge champ Lee

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    After her impressive One Championship debut, Filipina mixed martial arts fighter Gina Iniong wants to challenge atom weight world champion Angela Lee. “I have no idea when and where that fight will happen in the future but I really wanted that fight [against Lee] so bad,” Iniong, 27, told The…

    Martial law should not affect ceasefire – MILF

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    ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) appealed to the Duterte administration on Thursday to ensure that the declaration of martial law in Mindanao will not affect the bilateral ceasefire agreement between the government and the Moro front. This was aired by the MILF as it strongly denounced the…

    UK terror attack probe widens, 7 suspects arrested

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    MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Britain raced Thursday to track down a jihadist network suspected of orchestrating the Manchester concert attack, as a row escalated between London and Washington over leaked material from the probe. As more children were named among the 22 victims of Monday’s massacre, the suicide bomber’s father and…

    ‘Four hand dinner:’ A rad culinary treat

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    While some of the world’s most celebrated chefs prefer to manage their kitchens alone, the more adventurous ones do not mind working with an equally talented chef, giving birth to the current trend in the culinary world: the four hand dinners. In essence, four hand dinners involve a restaurant’s executive…

    Currently in Cannes

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    Filipino artists and works participating in the movie world’s most prestigious festival It’s that time of the year again when one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals gathers celebrities, directors, and the toughest movie critics in the south of France. The Cannes Film Festival is in full swing right…

    ‘Four hand dinner:’ A rad culinary treat

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    While some of the world’s most celebrated chefs prefer to manage their kitchens alone, the more adventurous ones do not mind working with an equally talented chef, giving birth to the current trend in the culinary world: the four hand dinners. In essence, four hand dinners involve a restaurant’s executive…

    Leading the ‘Mega City By The Bay’ to prosperity

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    “Serbisyo lang po.” This is the guiding principle of Mayor Edwin Olivarez in discharging his duties as the elected chief executive of the urban hub that is Parañaque. As host city to Terminal 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, high-end establishments and the entertainment and gaming havens of City…