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POC ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT

Finally, change has come in Philippine sports. Ricky Vargas, head of the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP), won the election as president of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), defeating Jose Cojuangco Jr., who headed the POC for 14 years. Vargas received 24 votes, Cojuangco, 15, in the…

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THOSE who quickly lined up behind Rappler and its journalist Pia Ranada to back their claim that their right to freedom of the press has been violated by the Duterte government, should understand…

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JUST the very title of this column will already be enough to incite rage in people who would like to burn Rappler’s Ressa and Ranada at the stake, like witches during the Inquisition. And I can just imagine the fall-out it will bring upon me, with allegations of sleeping with…

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STUDENTS nationwide staged a walkout rally on Friday against Charter change, Federalism, tax reform law, jeepney modernization and martial law in Mindanao. In Metro Manila, about 1,500 students from Ateneo de Manila, De La Salle University, Far Eastern University, National University, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, University of the East,…

STUDENTS from different universities in Metro Manila walked out of their classrooms on Friday to join a rally against Charter change, Federalism, tuition increase, and in defense of press freedom. The Manila Police District (MPD) said from 200 to 300 students participated in the protest although the Kabataan party-list estimated…

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Speak up vs Alvarez, Sara prods senators

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The fight ain’t over yet for Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, who on Friday stepped up her attack on Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez by urging senators to speak up and expose the House leader’s supposed sinister motives. The feisty daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte made the call a day after she…

Speak up vs Alvarez, Sara prods senators

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The fight ain’t over yet for Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, who on Friday stepped up her attack on Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez by urging senators to speak up and expose the House leader’s supposed sinister motives. The feisty daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte made the call a day after she…

Speak up vs Alvarez, Sara prods senators

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The fight ain’t over yet for Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, who on Friday stepped up her attack on Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez by urging senators to speak up and expose the House leader’s supposed sinister motives. The feisty daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte made the call a day after she…

POSSESSED BY THE SPIRIT OF CORY

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Better to bite the bullet on Boracay now than later

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It is just as well that Boracay is going to be closed off for two to three months. It is probably best that this temporary closure takes place during this summer, when the resorts expect to be literally flooded with tourists and visitors. Delay could mean more disaster. If the…

Labor group to oppose hike in SSS contribution

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THE country’s biggest labor group will strongly oppose any move by the Social Security System (SSS) to increase the monthly contribution of its 14 million members from the private sector amid inflation induced by a new tax reform law that further reduced workers’ take-home pay. Alan Tanjusay, spokesman for the…

Dunkin’ Donuts franchiser slapped with P1.1-B tax rap

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has filed an P1.11-billion tax evasion case against Prieto-owned Golden Donuts Inc. (GDI), the local franchise holder of the Dunkin’ Donuts brand. The company, whose owners have been the target of verbal attacks from President Rodrigo Duterte, denied the accusation. Charged before the Department…

Wizards hold off revamped Cavs, Sixers edge out Bulls

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LOS ANGELES: The Cleveland Cavaliers returned from the NBA All-Star break with a thud Thursday (Friday in Manila), falling 110-103 to the Washington Wizards despite 32 points from LeBron James. The Cavs had not lost since trading half a dozen players and receiving four at the February 8 trade deadline,…

Wizards hold off revamped Cavs, Sixers edge out Bulls

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LOS ANGELES: The Cleveland Cavaliers returned from the NBA All-Star break with a thud Thursday (Friday in Manila), falling 110-103 to the Washington Wizards despite 32 points from LeBron James. The Cavs had not lost since trading half a dozen players and receiving four at the February 8 trade deadline,…

Foreign fact-finding team cries harassment

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COTABATO CITY: A foreign fact finding team, the International Solidarity Mission, investigating the alleged massacre of indigenous peoples in Lake Sebu town accused the police of harassment after they were briefly held for questioning here on Thursday. Arlene Alonzo, member of the team composed of two foreigners and three Filipino-Americans, said they…

SKorean MPs: Hang Pyongyang general

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SEOUL: South Korean lawmakers protested on Friday over a visit by a top North Korean general for the Pyeongchang Olympics, labeling him a war criminal over the 2010 sinking of a warship and calling for his execution. Kim Yong Chol will head an eight-member delegation to arrive on Sunday for…

Boardroom Watch

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This Bulakeño stays true to his roots in the corporate world When sports agent Jerry Maguire in the eponymous and highly entertaining film walked out of his job after being fired for standing up to perceived malpractices in his industry, only one employee – a dewy-eyed, idealistic secretary – followed…

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The accountant of yesteryear has evolved a great deal, says consummate networker Manny Reyes. Let him list the ways. • Information is at everyone’s fingertips because of technology, and this helps young professionals mature at a faster rate. • Instead of 15 years to become full partner, the process has…

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Swarovski The sweetness of youth and young love is brought to the forefront with Swarovski’s Spring-Summer 2018 Crystal Rainbow Collection. Celebrating the brand’s most distinctive attributes, the new collection elevates modern glamour and multifaceted femininity. For this season, Creative Director Nathalie Colin has taken the theme of “Rainbow Paradise” as…

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Ann Ong Renowned Filipina jewelry designer and three-time Katha Awards winner Ann Ong unveiled her newest collection, “Surround Yourself with Nature,” at New York, to the delight of the fashion faithful. Ong showed off her penchant for the opulent once again, using an array of precious metals and stones, while…

#JoinMyTribe celebrates personalities

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A tribe is typically defined as a community with similar values or interests and united by history and the land they share. But in pop culture, when someone asks, “Where’s my tribe?” it more easily means where are their friends. With the varying meanings of the word “tribe,” SM Store…

40 candidates vie for six Binibining Pilipinas crowns

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Titleholders from other pageants, celebrities among 2018 aspirants Official candidates to the 2018 Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant were presented to media on Wednesday at Novotel Manila, with the coronation night set on March 18 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. Stunning in their blue two-piece swimsuits, the…

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo welcomes Lunar New Year

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As the Filipino-Chinese community prepared to welcome the Lunar New Year, so did PGA Cars Inc. In an exclusive celebration on the eve of the Year Of The Earth Dog, Porsche Philippines gathered select members of the media and its partners for a sumptuous lunch, served with the traditional Chinese…

#JoinMyTribe celebrates personalities

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A tribe is typically defined as a community with similar values or interests and united by history and the land they share. But in pop culture, when someone asks, “Where’s my tribe?” it more easily means where are their friends. With the varying meanings of the word “tribe,” SM Store…

Home on a mission of love

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One too many times, law enforcers are portrayed in movies and television as intimidating figures albeit sworn protectors of the community. While a commanding stance, body type and attitude are arguably useful in warding off the “bad guys,” the public often forgets that underneath the uniform, badges and perpetually folded…

#JoinMyTribe celebrates personalities

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A tribe is typically defined as a community with similar values or interests and united by history and the land they share. But in pop culture, when someone asks, “Where’s my tribe?” it more easily means where are their friends. With the varying meanings of the word “tribe,” SM Store…

The Lookbook

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The Year of the Earth Dog is officially underway and by now, superstitious Filipinos have most likely equipped themselves with an arsenal of feng shui knowledge to last them the next 12 months. But even if you’re not superstitious, and don’t necessarily believe in predestined fate or welcoming positive vibes…

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Time and again, in this space, I say that there’s no such thing as “rules” when it comes to fashion and style. Even the suggestions that I share weekly are subject to a reader’s perception. Rules and “musts” are essentially constructs created by those in power and you, as a…

LOOK OF THE WEEK

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Nowadays, we usually spend most of our time facing computer screens or fixing our gaze on our mobile devices. Even in the early hours of the day, we sacrifice hours of sleep to work or play. As a result, our eyes get puffy and the hours of sleep we miss…

MAKEUP 101:

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Recently, a colleague interviewed me for research on a story she was coming up with. One of the questions that piqued my interest was “What advice do you have for aspiring hairstylists and makeup artists?” I had so much to say about it. I think she might have been overwhelmed…