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COVERUP BARED DURING SENATE INQUIRY

THE Senate on Wednesday released the testimony of John Paul Solano, in which he identified six Aegis Juris Fraternity members whom he saw at the fraternity library where UST freshman law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo 3rd died from hazing. Solano, 22, a medical technologist, gave the testimony on Sept. 25…

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“WARS are always clarifying” is a line that I jotted down from a column in the New York Times that was written two years after the attack on the twin towers on September 11, 2001. The subject was ostensibly “9/11” and the war on terrorism that it set…

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IT could have been worse, far worse.
The Marawi siege killed more than a thousand people, destroyed Muslim Mindanao’s cultural capital, and bloodied the Armed Forces of the Philippines for nearly five months. But thankfully there were no

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YANGON: One person died when a fire tore through a luxury teak wood hotel in Myanmar’s main city Yangon on Thursday, destroying the iconic resort which is popular with foreign visitors. Hundreds of firefighters tried to quell the blaze, which broke out at around 3am local time (2030 GMT), but…

TYPHOON “Paolo” continues to maintain its speed and is forecast to become a super typhoon in “48 hours”, although it will not make landfall in the Philippines, international and local weather agencies said on Thursday. The United States’ Joint Typhoon Warning Center said Paolo (international name: Lan) would reach super typhoon status…

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Manila to host UN Wildlife Conference next week

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Over 120 countries will gather in Manila on October 23 to 28 for the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS COP12), the first time the conference will be held in Asia. The meeting will address a range of critical issues facing…

MARAWI CITY

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Bittersweet triumph

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Without fanfare, an important victory has come to Marawi after our government fighters killed the leaders of the Maute and Abu Sayyaf militants who attempted to set up an IS caliphate in the city. The liberation of Marawi is a bittersweet triumph of freedom to be had, and our government…

Lawmaker hits P27-B govt grant to car firms

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A LAWMAKER on Wednesday called on the House Committee on Transportation to investigate the Duterte administration’s planned phaseout of public utility jeepneys (PUJs) under a modernization program. Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate, in airing his appeal to fellow lawmakers, contrasted the plan to the government’s P27-billion subsidy to two…

Diokno: Govt to hit 2017 spending target

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The government expects to hit its full-year spending target despite disbursement issues in some agencies, a Cabinet official said. “We are optimistic that we will approach our full-year target of P2.909 trillion and will continue to exert our best efforts to reach our goals,” Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno told reporters…

 

 

Bolts score bounce-back win in Game 3

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Allen Durham led Meralco to a 94-81 victory over defending champion Barangay Ginebra San Miguel in Game 3 of the best-of-seven finals of the Philippine Basketball Association Season 42 Governors’ Cup on Wednesday at the Araneta Coliseum. Durham, backed by veteran Reynel Hugnatan, pulled off a blazing 19-4 run in…

PH shooters shine in 2017 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XVIII

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Members of the Philippine Team (left of podium) Jeufro Emil “Jag” Lejano, Wilfredo Martin Jr., Bernardo Mari V. Alejandro and William Magalong have won silver medals in the Team Classic category (overall) of the 2017 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XVIII held at Châteauroux, France, from August 28 to September 3.…

Spurs hold Real as Man City downs Napoli

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PARIS: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty but holders Real Madrid were held 1-1 at home by Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila), while Manchester City overcame Italian high-flyers Napoli 2-1. Raphael Varane’s own goal gifted Spurs the lead on 28 minutes at the Bernabeu, but…

PEDs and boxers

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While news that mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Jon Jones failed another drug test spread like wildfire, the case of top heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz also failing another drug test looks like a footnote in the boxing scene. Up to now. Ortiz (27-0 with 23 knockouts) was supposed to meet…

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…


 

Ex-Negros lawmaker in trouble over PDAF

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THE Office of the Ombudsman has found basis to file graft and malversation charges before the Sandiganbayan against former Negros Oriental third district Rep. Herminio Teves in connection with his 2007 Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). Also facing indictment were his then-chief of staff Hiram Pulido, as well as former…

China to ‘defeat’ Taiwan independence – Xi

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BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a stern warning to Taiwan Wednesday, saying that Beijing has the will and power to thwart any attempts at independence. Addressing a twice-a-decade gathering of the Communist Party in Beijing, Xi warned that China has “the resolve, the confidence, and the ability to defeat…




 

 

Beautiful advocates of Mother Earth from around the world

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Miss Earth 2017 candidates pay a visit to The Manila Times With its inaugural competition held in 2001, Miss Earth—the unique beauty pageant that champions environmental protection awareness—is officially 16 years old. As such, almost all candidates in the upcoming international pageant were below 10 years old when the competition…

Why The Vamps keep coming back

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British pop-rock band The Vamps composed of Brad Simpson (lead vocals and guitar), James McVey (lead guitar and vocals), Connor Ball (bass guitar and vocals) and Tristan Evans (drums and vocals) returned to Manila for the fourth time on October 6 at Ayala Malls Vertis North for their “Middle of…

All-new Audi Q5 lands in PH soil

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Those seeking a truly high-end SUV with a Teutonic character should have reason to rejoice with the launch of the all-new Audi Q5 in Philippine soil. So it was a night to remember as Audi Philippines launched its all-new Audi Q5 at the Manila Polo Club last October 11, 2017.…

Beautiful advocates of Mother Earth from around the world

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Miss Earth 2017 candidates pay a visit to The Manila Times With its inaugural competition held in 2001, Miss Earth—the unique beauty pageant that champions environmental protection awareness—is officially 16 years old. As such, almost all candidates in the upcoming international pageant were below 10 years old when the competition…

Hanjin lands PH in Top 5 shipbuilding countries

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As a former US naval base, Subic is ideal for marine and shipbuilding industries. Its deep waters, calm seas, skilled workforce and attractive incentives for manufacturers in the export processing zone has made it perfect for Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co., Ltd. (HHIC) to expand its operations outside Korea.…

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Former investment banker builds empire on feel good products In 1977, Josie Cruz Natori walked away from a ball-breaking position as Merrill-Lynch’s first female vice-president of investment banking. It startled her peers on Wall Street. It dismayed her parents Felipe F. Cruz and Angelita Almeda Cruz back in Manila.…

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Tadashi Shoji Renowned red-carpet designer Tadashi Shoji delights the fashion faithful with a collection that’s truly reflective of a liberating movement: floral brocade set on extravagant coats, illuminating sequin drapes that gently cling to a woman’s curves and sensuous velvet gowns in vibrant royal blue, forest green and cardinal red.…

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Montblanc Time Walker Collection Continuing the motor racing theme, the new Montblanc Time Walker Chronograph Automatic is rooted in the world of racing with details that recall the golden years of motoring. The vintage car codes are visible throughout the watch, starting with the 43mm stainless steel case that has…

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Kenzo Created for the dynamic woman on-the-go, Kenzo World by notable perfumer Francis Kurkdijan infuses freshness, femininity and power in a bouquet of blossoms that captures the essence of Peony, Jasmine and sensuous Ambroxa. Presented in an eye-shaped bottled designed by Patrick Li, manifesting the “all-seeing eye,” Kenzo World becomes…