• Medal tally:
    Singapore: 17-18-17
    Vietnam: 11-9-14
    Thailand: 8-11-18
    Myanmar: 4-3-3
    Brunei: 0-1-5
    Cambodia: 0-0-3
    Timor Leste: 0-0-0

     

     

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    A Davao City official and two others have been receiving an average of P1-million weekly to make sure that shipments would be released from the Bureau of Customs smoothly, a fly-by-night customs broker revealed Tuesday. At the resumption of the Senate blue ribbon committee inquiry into the P6.4 billion “shabu”…

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    IF there is one death from the drug war waged by President Duterte that may just redraw the narrative, it will be that of Kian delos Santos, dead at the age of 17. Even some of the most diehard loyalists of the President have expressed their horror and misgivings. It…

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    THREE GUNSHOT WOUNDS KILLED 17-YR-OLD

    THE Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) has found the element of treachery in the death of 17-year-old Kian de los Santos at the hands of Caloocan City policemen, as anti-crime advocates called for an independent probe into the alleged extrajudicial killing. Chief Public Attorney Persida Rueda-Acosta said forensic experts have conducted…

    Abu Sayyaf terrorists raid Basilan village, kill 10

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    ZAMBOANGA CITY: Abu Sayyaf terrorists allied with the Islamic State on Monday raided a village in Basilan province in southern Philippines and killed at least 10 people before escaping, government officials said. It said more than three dozen civilians were also wounded in the daring attack in the village called…

    Many industries get away with rampant smuggling

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    Without diverting into a discussion of the smuggling of billions of pesos worth of illegal drugs through the Customs bureau, we want to draw attention today to the smuggling carried out in various industries, which is also costing the government billions in lost revenues. It is deplorable that despite the…

    32 nabbed in drug sweeps in Olongapo

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    The Olongapo City Police Office (OCPO) conducted a “One Time Big Time” (OTBT) anti-illegal drug operation here on August 19 and arrested 32 suspects involved in using or selling illegal substances. Police said the arrests were made during 12 simultaneous buy-busts and through 24-hour checkpoints in the whole city manned…

    BSP: Peso movement in line with growth goal

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    The peso’s recent movements are consistent with monetary policies aimed at fostering sustained economic growth, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said. “Pursuing a flexible and adaptive exchange rate policy enables the BSP to keep its interest rate policy settings squarely focused on achieving the inflation target while dampening consumption…

     

     

    Hotshots aim to remain unscathed as they face Fuel Masters

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    Unbeaten Star returns from a long layoff as it guns for its fourth consecutive victory when it takes on Phoenix today in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 42 Governor’s Cup at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Fresh from a 19-day rest since beating San Miguel Beer, 104-98,…

    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…

    Al Ain, Al Hilal in goalless draw

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    AL-AIN, United Arab Emirates: Al Ain and Al Hilal have it all to play for after an absorbing goalless draw in their Asian Champions League (AFC) quarterfinals first leg here on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). In sweltering conditions, UAE’s Al Ain, the inaugural winners of the competition and the runners-up…

    No lucking out yet for Jerome

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    Jerome Boateng possibly would be safe from racial taunts and slurs on the football pitch for as long as he kept winning for the German national team of which he has been a member for the last few years, as well as for Bayern Munich, the German powerhouse football club…

    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…

    Jin Lopez shows SEA Games readiness, wins gold in Korea Open

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    Rising tae kwon do star Pauline Louise Lopez displayed her readiness to represent the Philippines in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia next month by winning a gold medal in the 2017 Chuncheon Korea Open Interna-tional  Taekwondo Championships last July 5 in Chuncheon, South Korea. Lopez, 20, showed courage…

     

     

    Ex-Marawi mayor faces arrest

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    Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has ordered the cancelation of the “clearance to travel” of former Marawi City Mayor Omar Solitario and his two sons, Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza said on Tuesday. The ex-mayor and his sons face arrest, according to Dureza. “After a speedy review made by the Department…

    US probes 2nd deadly Navy collision

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    WASHINGTON, D.C.: The US Navy announced a fleet-wide global investigation after the latest in a series of warship accidents left 10 sailors missing and five injured. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson ordered commanders within a week to set aside time, perhaps “one or two days”, for crews to…

     

     

    ‘Bridging with partners’ – a fruitful talk in Bukidnon

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    Lotto and Lotto Express agents in Bukidnon requested to meet the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Chairman Jose Jorge Corpuz in person and have a fruitful talk to promote stronger partnership. A schedule was immediately arranged when the request reached his office. On August 10, at the Kaamulan Folk Arts…

    Lovi Poe takes a break from drama

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    Sultry actress shows off comedic chops in ‘Woke Up Like This’ The name Lovi Poe has almost always been associated with the words sexy, sultry and dramatic. Whenever she appears both on the small and big screens, one can expect her to either cry on cue or shed some clothes.…

    Gorgeous 2018 Lexus LC 500 redefines Lexus style

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    BY MARK PHELAN I’m a believer. I remained skeptical for years as Toyota executives vowed their company would become a design leader. No more. The 2018 Lexus LC 500 coupe is a triumph, a gorgeous car that elevates its whole brand. Taken alongside the newly styling 2018 Toyota Camry that…

    ‘Bridging with partners’ – a fruitful talk in Bukidnon

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    Lotto and Lotto Express agents in Bukidnon requested to meet the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Chairman Jose Jorge Corpuz in person and have a fruitful talk to promote stronger partnership. A schedule was immediately arranged when the request reached his office. On August 10, at the Kaamulan Folk Arts…

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    A senior citizen ages gracefully, guided by Lao Tzu’s teachings A fortune teller once told pioneering motorcycle dealer Vicente N. Ongtenco that he should not expect to lead a long life. The gentleman celebrated his 91st birthday last June and has completed a book of annotations on the philosopher-teacher Lao…

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    Exercise and diet. Thanks to my discipline of keeping to this regimen, I survived several life-threatening situations. Due to a bad back, I can no longer join the exercise sessions in our subdivision’s park, along with my neighbors, or do the trampoline. So, I now walk at least 30 minutes…

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    Philip Stein Queen Pia Wurtzbach may have passed on her crown, but she still wears the glory of Miss Universe on her head. And now adding more glitter to her incredible shine is a new title – international brand ambassador of Philip Stein. Since 2003, Philip Stein has garnered esteem…

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    Nuxe Nuxellence At whatever age, don’t deny yourself the luxury of soft, radiant skin with NUXE Nuxellence Detox. These powerful serums smoothen, regenerate and revive dull complexions, revealing your skin’s youthful glow. With its 10 patents, NUXE has perfected the synergy of its active ingredients – passionflower, anchusa and poppy…