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    MAUTE GROUP WANTED TO BOMB RIZAL PARK – PNP CHIEF

    THE Philippine National Police (PNP) has placed the entire country under “terror alert level 3” following the foiled bomb attack by the Maute Group near the US Embassy on Roxas Boulevard. PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa made the announcement Thursday in a news conference in Camp Crame, after…

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    FRANCISCO S. TATAD FIRST THINGS FIRST

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    I cannot say how long the small, scattered marches against the burial of Marcos’s remains at the Libingan ng mga Bayani can go on. But even if they should grow into massive crowds and cover the entire archipelago, I do not believe they would be addressing the most important question…

    RENE SAGUISAG

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    “YOU should not allow compassion and whatever to taint your judgment,” says Prez Digong. But, the Preamble of the Philippine Constitution speaks of a “humane society.” Compassion should inform judgment. FVR says Digong needs to learn more. I may have to agree. The Philippines is not Davao City writ large.…

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    De Lima: Go sought police official’s reinstatement

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    SENATOR Leila de Lima on Thursday claimed it was Christopher “Bong” Go, the special assistant to President Rodrigo Duterte, who ordered Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa to reinstate Supt. Marvin Marcos despite accusations of involvement in illegal drugs against the police official. Go immediately denied…

    Presidential security must rise to meet high-level threat

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    The roadside-bombing of an advance party of the presidential security of President Duterte raises the level of threat to the safety of the President. It should be met with the greatest seriousness and the most appropriate response. It will not do to nonchalantly shrug it off with populist braggadocio, or…

    5 make shortlist of first Duterte SC appointees

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    FOUR Court of Appeals (CA) justices and one Sandiganbayan justice made the shortlist of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) for two vacancies in the Supreme Court (SC). Topping the list is CA Justice Jose Reyes with 7 votes. Tied with 5 votes each are CA Justices Japar Dimaampao and…

    Debt-to-GDP ratio for 9 mths eases to 44.2% on-yr

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    Economy outpaces govt liabilities THE ratio of government debt to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) dropped slightly in the first nine months of 2016 from a year earlier as the economy continued to grow faster than the amount of government liabilities. In a statement on Friday, the Department of…

    La Salle-Ateneo collide anew in UAAP finals

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    Archrivals De La Salle University and Ateneo De Manila University will clash again today in the best-of-three finals of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 79 men’s basketball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Game 1 begins at 3:30 p.m. La Salle, who…

    Francona, Roberts named managers of the year

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    LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and the Cleveland Indians’s Terry Francona were named the American League and National League managers of the year, respectively, Major League Baseball said Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). Francona won easily, getting 22 of the 30 first-place votes and 128 total voting points…

    FEU faces DLSZ in UAAP juniors football

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    FAR Eastern University-Diliman opens its bid for a seventh straight championship against De La Salle-Zobel today in the UAAP Season 79 juniors football tournament at the Moro Lorenzo Field. With reigning MVP Kieth Absalon leading the charge, the Baby Tamaraws take on the Junior Archers at 4 p.m. Last season’s…

    Westbrook unleashed

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    Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is having a season to remember. Much ink has been wasted over West­brook’s break-up with Kevin Durant who left last July for the Golden State Warriors to chase championships. This stunned the entire franchise but Westbrook suddenly became an icon in Oklahoma by signing…

    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…

    Cebuana athlete finds healing in sports

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    Sports brought healing to young Cebuana Nyka Archival. The 14-year-old athlete competed in the triathlon and duathlon events of the 2016 Batang Pinoy National Championships in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, mainly to bear the pain brought by the death of her beloved father. Though she just finished sixth and…

    Red tide surfaces in 7 Visayas bays

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    TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte: Red tide toxins remain in seven bays in Eastern Visayas, prompting authorities to raise the shellfish ban in some coastal towns in the region to prevent poisoning, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) reported. For several months, the contamination has been thriving in Irong Irong…

    Seoul unveils sanctions NKorea artillery drill targets South

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    SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un conducted a large-scale artillery drill simulating an attack on the South Korean capital and other targets, as Seoul and Tokyo on Friday unveiled fresh unilateral sanctions against Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons program. The military exercise, involving multiple batteries of frontline heavy artillery units,…

    ‘IMO ballast rules to increase scrapping’

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    A new International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulation on ballast water management as well as continuing weakness in freight rates will increase tanker shipping demolitions over the next two years, with the trend accelerating in later years, according to maritime industry analyst Drewry. In a report, Drewry said the relative youth…

    PH filmmaker wins Best Short Film in US action film competition

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    Blood Hunters, a film written, produced and directed by Filipino filmmaker and martial arts action star Vincent Soberano won the Best Short Film award at the Cinemax HBO Action Film Competition and the Urban Action Showcase & Expo in New York City. His triumph sets the stage of a new…

    Celebrity chefs shine at streetfood festival

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    Great food and great fun highlighted SM Hypermarket’s Streetfood Festival at SM Mall of Asia, what with the presence of celebrity chefs who held cooking demos for large crowd. Chef Sandy Daza prepared Chopsuey with Maggi Magic Sarap, while Chef Rob Pengson created Creamy Chicken Adobo with Nestle’s Cream. Chef…

    Carl-Erik Leek and his ideas on modernizing the Philippine military

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    Doting parents will always tell their children they can be anything or anyone they want to be—a pilot, a superstar, a doctor or even an astronaut. But as little ones lose their naiveté and realize the world’s realities, they often forgo their dreams and settle for whatever card life deals…