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    Here’s a trivia question: What did Saint Francisco Marto, the boy among the three shepherd children who saw the Blessed Virgin Mary a century ago in countryside Portugal, have to do to get to heaven? Here’s another: What requests did Lucia Dos Santos, the eldest of the three visionaries aged…

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    There are probably very few spaces at the London School of Economics and Political science (LSE) that are not shadowed by the ghost of the Fabian Society and the Webb couple. The cliché-sounding “for the betterment of society,” the grand theme upon which the LSE was founded, was the grand…

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    The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 45 passed the Technical Evaluation for the Upgrading as Professional Electrical Engineers given by the Board of Electrical Engineering in Manila this September 2017. Seq. No.           N a m e 1 ABUEL, ANTONIO JR MAÑO 2 AMBRAY, ANSELMO JR PILONES 3 AMON, MARVIN…

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    President Rodrigo Duterte has released a “matrix” of drug lords and politicians who allegedly funded the deadly siege in Marawi City, which entered its fourth month on Saturday. Duterte, during a dinner with reporters in Davao City late Friday, showed a diagram labeled “LDS (Lanao del Sur) Drug Trade Linked…

    ‘Cabinet execs have right to privacy’

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    Malacañang on Saturday said President Rodrigo Duterte’s Cabinet officials “still have the right to privacy” over certain items in their statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALNs). Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella issued the statement after a report by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) showed that information in…

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    Keep the finger off the red button

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    The escalation of the word war between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump reached fever pitch at the end of this week when most of us were not listening. While we were busy worrying about our domestic problems — the fraternity hazing that snuffed out…

    Govt welcomes adoption by UN of rights report

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    Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) adoption of the Philippines’ human rights report card. In a statement, Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella said the final adoption of the Third Philippine Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Report by the 47-member body affirms Manila’s commitment to its human rights…

    P28.8-B surplus trims budget gap

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    The government recorded a P28.8-billion budget surplus in August on the back of double-digit revenue and expenditure gains, the Treasury bureau said on Friday. Revenues for the month of August totaled P230.4 billion, up 10 percent year on year and pushing the eight-month tally to P1.6 trillion, which was also…

     

     

    Fighting Maroons stun Green Archers

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    University of the Philippines (UP) brought it’s A-game on Saturday to shock defending champion De La Salle University, 98-87, and grab a share of the second spot in Season 80 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Fighting Maroons weathered Ben…

    Venezuela opposition rally to coincide with start of new assembly

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    CARACAS: Venezuela’s opposition will hold a protest rally Thursday to coincide with the expected inauguration of a new assembly that will rewrite the constitution in what has been decried as a power grab by President Nicolas Maduro. At the close of a day in which two prominent opposition leaders were…

    NU Bulldogs maul LPU in Ang Liga

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    National University soundly thrashed an undermanned Lyceum of the Philippines University 5-0, to regain the lead in the top division of the Ang Liga Season 15 collegiate football tournament on Saturday at the Blue Pitch in Circuit, Makati City. Five NU booters found the back of the net as they…

    Toyota Vios Cup RD3 – too hot to handle

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    (Part 1) When you have 50+ drivers all wanting to win, then take out the series leader who is suffering from engine problems, throw in Mother Nature flooding the track and what do you get? You get a Toyota Vios Cup event that is too hot to handle! The penultimate…

    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…

     

     

    Flashfloods hit Bacolod, Negros

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    BACOLOD CITY: Continuous downpour caused flashfloods in this city and several areas of Negros Occidental on Friday submerging 16 barangay (villages), a report from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) said. Radio reports and social media accounts also showed that many commuters were stranded for several hours…

    Petrol prices pumped up in Pyongyang

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    PYONGYANG: Petrol prices are being pumped higher in Pyongyang in the wake of United Nations sanctions restricting exports of oil products to nuclear-armed North Korea. Retail prices have gone up around 20 percent in two months, Agence France-Presse saw in the capital- and are now more than double what they…

     

     

    Built for tough decisions and new beginnings

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    Jannelle So was as vibrant as the famed California sunshine when she walked into a famous Downtown Los Angeles bakery for this interview. She apologized it took her a little longer than expected to find the place, not to mention a parking space. Still familiar to Filipinos for sure, So…

    Of books and celebrities

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    TV’s hot properties dabble in publishing; brings glamor and commotion to MIBF Time and time again, celebrities have proven that fame—whether made as actors, singers or as social media breakthroughs — sells just about anything. Proof are the A-Listers’ endless product endorsements as well as admirable involvement in advocacies. They…

    All-new Audi A8 with artificial intelligence, active suspension

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    Audi has developed the world’s first production automobile with the new Artificial Intelligence AI and Active Suspension technologies in the all-new A8 sedan. With the Audi AI traffic jam pilot, the brand with the four rings presents the world’s first system that enables highly automated driving at Level 3, where…

    Joel Cruz celebrates eldest twins’ fifth birthday

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    Joel Cruz, the president and CEO of Aficionado Perfumes, celebrated the 5th birthday of his first set of twins Prince Sean and Princess Synne at Kidzania with a whopping attendance of 1709 guests. Joel had to close down the indoor family entertainment center at BGC exclusively for his family and…

    Built for tough decisions and new beginnings

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    Jannelle So was as vibrant as the famed California sunshine when she walked into a famous Downtown Los Angeles bakery for this interview. She apologized it took her a little longer than expected to find the place, not to mention a parking space. Still familiar to Filipinos for sure, So…

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    BY KRISTEL DACUMOS-LAGORZA PHOTOS BY HARVEY TAPAN Gerry Santos, also known as “Mr. Freeze,” is by no measure a cold dude. He warmly greets everyone – from employees to distributors and partners – with his signature smile and charm. Santos is a dynamic 51-year-old, who has the energy of a…

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    Rustan’s When it comes to the finer things in life and a peerless customer experience, one name and only one name instantly comes to mind – Rustan’s. At the top of the local shopping game for 65 years, starting with a humble shop in San Marcelino to the conglomerate of…

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    Kate Spade New York Kate Spade New York showcases the ante on its celebrated tabletop collection, adding to the mix a chic assortment of china, crystal glassware, desk accessories and flatware, in addition to a clever new gift line. New patterns featured include signature dots, bows, stripes and florals with…

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    Acer Acer Philippines, the technology and innovation leader, has gotten into the holiday spirit early, rolling out promo goodies before the holiday season. For every purchase of an Acer projector, Acer Aspire i3-powered laptop or desktop, it promises a duffel bag or backpack, and both for every purchase of an…