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    FIFTEEN soldiers, including an officer, were killed while 12 others were wounded in a fierce firefight with more than 120 heavily armed Abu Sayyaf members in Patikul, Sulu late Monday afternoon. The military clashed with the terrorist and kidnapping group at 4:30 p.m. in Sitio Kan Jalul, Barangay Maligay in…

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    A militant group wants to rewrite Philippine history by declaring Andres Bonifacio as the first President of the Republic, in place of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. The sentiment is apparently fueled by a deep rereading of Philippine history—lately reinforced by two highly successful films in which Bonifacio and Gen. Antonio Luna…

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    Vietnam says all will lose in war over South China Sea

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    SINGAPORE: Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang warned on Tuesday there would be no winners in any armed conflict sparked by territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Quang, who is on a state visit to Singapore, told a forum that recent developments there were threatening regional security. The Vietnamese leader…

    A promising shift that is good for all

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    LAST week we saw a glimmer of hope when we learned that the government team and its communist counterpart meeting in Oslo, Norway, in the presence of officials of the Norwegian government—the third party facilitator—have agreed on an open-ended ceasefire. Two days ago, on Monday, there was another sign for…

    DOLE to send more labor attachés to Middle East

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    THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will deploy additional labor attaches and welfare officers to the Middle East to ensure that concerns and problems of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the area are attended to promptly. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello 3rd on Wednesday disclosed that he wanted at least…

    Journal calls for contributors on the environment

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    THE technical journal Sylvatrop has invited contributors to publish original works in the peer-reviewed publication, which has just been recognized for its expert knowledge on environment issues such as climate change’s adverse effects. Sylvatrop’s publishers, an editorial team of the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau or ERDB, announced the invitation…

    De Ocampo’s basket saves Tropang Texters from Batang Pier

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    Talk ‘N Text escaped GlobalPort with a narrow 122-120 win on Wednesday in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 41 Governors’ Cup at the Ara- neta Coliseum. Jayson Castro, who notched 37 points including six three-pointers plus eight assists, pulled off a smooth pass to Ranidel De Ocampo that sank a…

    Golden Rose backs Ryder rookie Pieters

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    HONG KONG: Olympic gold medallist Justin Rose gave Ryder Cup rookie Thomas Pieters a ringing endorsement Wednesday after the big-hitting Belgian was picked for the biennial match against the US next month. “The really difficult decision was choosing Thomas Pieters over Russell Knox, two guys who are in form, two…

    Preparing for the next Olympics

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    (Part two) One of the objectives of the annual Palarong Pambansa is to “widen the base for talent identification, selection, recruitment, training and exposure of elementary pupils and secondary students to serve as a feeder to the National Sports Association [NSA] for international competitions,” according to Wikipedia. I wonder if…

    Cashed-up Premier League leads record transfer spree

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    PARIS: The cashed-up English Premier League led a record-breaking raid by Europe’s top clubs before the transfer window slams shut Wednesday, with Arsenal alone paying more than 60 million euros for German defender Shkodran Mustafi and Spanish striker Lucas Perez. The Premier League’s TV riches have fuelled transfer inflation across…

    UFC 20 years ago and beyond

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    About 20 years ago, a friend of mine who was into the martial arts training lent me a videotape of the Universal Fighting Championship (UFC) 4 that was staged in December 16, 1994. At the time, the Internet was virtually non-existent (at least in the Philippines) and very few households…

    Young jin grateful to taekwondo

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    She’s not just a writer; she’s also a  fighter. Nicole Abigail Cham discovered a new world in the Korean martial art of taekwondo. “It started when my father enrolled me and my brother in a taekwondo class in the summer of 2006 in Valenzuela City,” she recalled. Taekwondo has been…

    ‘Lone assassin killed Odictas’

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    The Special Investigation Task Force (SITF) looking into the Monday assassination of alleged Iloilo drug lord Melvin Odicta Sr. and his wife Merriam said there was only one gunman who fired shots at the couple. Senior Supt. Dionardo Carlos, Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesman, said a reenactment of the crime…

    Japan eyes record defense budget for anti-ship missiles

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    TOKYO: Japan’s defense ministry requested a record budget on Wednesday, with funds for an anti-ship missile system to defend islands at the center of a territorial dispute with China. Tokyo is determined to defend the uninhabited islets in the East China Sea — administered by Japan as the Senkakus but…

    James Reid–from another angle

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    James Reid is a man of passion. At 23, the Filipino-Australian has proven that his young age and equally young tenure in the business is not an excuse to do things half-heartedly, especially not when throngs of supporters are behind him. Reid was born Robert James Reid in Sydney, Australia,…

    James Reid–from another angle

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    James Reid is a man of passion. At 23, the Filipino-Australian has proven that his young age and equally young tenure in the business is not an excuse to do things half-heartedly, especially not when throngs of supporters are behind him. Reid was born Robert James Reid in Sydney, Australia,…

    New Pajero now with Euro 4 power plant

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    Mitsubishi Motors Philippines last week introduced the upgraded version of its flagship model, the Pajero, which is now available with the much cleaner Euro-4 spec gasoline and diesel power plants. Aside from giving less emissions, the Pajero’s new diesel engine is now more powerful further raising up its stature as…

    ‘Sinulid’ unveils Benilde’s talent pool

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    De La Salle University-College of Saint Benilde 2016 Fashion Design and Merchandising graduates mounted a three-day exhibit culminating in a runway production at SM Aura Premiere in Bonifacio Global City. Dubbed “Sinulid: The Threads of Design,” the annual undertaking spotlighted Benilde’s current crop of talented designers as the graduates displayed…

    Nine national heroes

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    The ‘unofficial’ list of the Philippines’ revered patriots Held on the last Monday of every August, Filipinos celebrate National Heroes’ Day to honor the sacrifices of our ancestors who bravely fought for the nation’s freedom. The chosen date further marks the “Cry of Pugad Lawin” in 1896, which is recorded…