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    “Russia must cease to be at the margins of Philippine diplomacy,” President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday, as he seeks closer ties with Moscow and steer the country’s foreign policy course further away from longtime ally, the United States. Duterte, who left for a four-day official trip to the Russian…

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    FOR starters, let’s be clear about one thing: Most nations would use force to defend their territory. So, when Chinese President Xi Jinping talked of war if the Philippines conducted activities that intrude into what China claims as its sovereign waters, it can be seen as giving fair warning. Which…

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    SOME senators on Monday called on the Department of Transportation (DoTr) to temporarily suspend the enforcement of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act until its officials address the confusion among motorists. Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Services, said transport officials seemed to lack a clear…

    President to get honorary degree from Russian school

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    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is set to receive an honorary doctorate from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations during his official visit to Russia this week. This is the first honorary doctorate Duterte will receive as Philippine President. He earlier declined an honorary degree from the University of the Philippines,…

    Talk, but verify with China: Are you threatening us?

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    INSTEAD of getting hysterical and agitated over President Xi Jinping’s alleged threat of war against the Philippines, it is more sensible to verify with the Chinese government or Xi Jinping whether China is indeed threatening war against the Philippines over our conflicting claims to parts of the South China Sea…

    Senate awaits DoJ’s word on death penalty

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    THE Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights will resume its hearings on a proposal to revive death penalty in the country only after the Department of Justice (DoJ) submits its legal opinion on the matter. Senator Richard Gordon, committee chairman, suspended last Friday’s hearing on the death penalty bill…

    ‘Infra, social investments linked to inclusive growth’

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    The Department of Finance (DoF) has has concluded a study identifying three major contributors to poverty reduction that could also help speed up the government’s quest for inclusive growth for Filipinos. Already setting the policy direction for the government’s medium-term economic program—greater investment in infrastructure, conditional cash transfer (CCT) and…

     

     

    Celtics rally to beat Cavs, James fizzles

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    LOS ANGELES: Avery Bradley rattled in a game-winning three pointer at the buzzer as the Boston Cel­tics clawed their way back into the Eastern Conference final with a 111-108 win over Cleveland Sunday (Monday in Manila). Boston cut the Cavaliers series lead to 2-1 as their improbable victory came despite…

    Canoy faces South African for WBF belt

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    Filipino Jason Canoy battles South African Mzuvikile Magwaca today for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) bantamweight belt in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Canoy, who is holding a 26-6-2 win-loss-draw record with 19 knockouts, is coming off two straight wins over fellow Jetly Purisima via referee technical decision…

    Ronaldo leads Real Madrid to 33rd La Liga title

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    MADRID: Real Madrid won their 33rd La Liga title and first for five years as Cristiano Ro­naldo’s 40th goal of the season helped seal a 2-0 victory at Malaga on Sunday (Monday in Manila). Ronaldo got Madrid off to the perfect start after just two minutes before Karim Benzema’s close-range…

    Feeling lucky

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    SINCE the early 1960s, the Boston Celtics logo features a leprechaun named Lucky spinning a basketball. This is apt given that the Celtics are the winningest franchise in NBA history with 17 titles, the last title won back in 2008. The Celtics returned to the Finals one more time in…

    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…

    PH’s Iniong wants to challenge champ Lee

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    After her impressive One Championship debut, Filipina mixed martial arts fighter Gina Iniong wants to challenge atom weight world champion Angela Lee. “I have no idea when and where that fight will happen in the future but I really wanted that fight [against Lee] so bad,” Iniong, 27, told The…

    Training center product of PH-Bahrain partnership

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    SUBIC BAY FREEPORT: The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) on Saturday opened a vocational training center here built in partnership with the Kingdom of Bahrain Royal Charity Organization (RCO). Senator Richard Gordon, also PRC chairman, led the ribbon-cutting during the inauguration of the center assisted by Bahrain RCO Secretary General Dr.…

    Taiwan urges global ‘pressure’ on China

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    GENEVA: Taiwan voiced deep disappointment Sunday (Monday in Manila) at its exclusion from a major World Health Organization meeting, and urged international pressure on rival China to ensure it has access in future. The WHO’s main annual meeting, the World Health Assembly (WHA), kicks off in Geneva on Monday, but…

    Matteo Guidicelli is well prepared for the future

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    Lucky for Sarah Geronimo—whose parents’ strict ways have always been legendary—current boyfriend Matteo Guidicelli is made of the stuff a girl can proudly bring home to mom and dad. And it isn’t just because of his good looks. [Although he gets way over top marks for that too… Read: swoon].…

    Matteo Guidicelli is well prepared for the future

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    Lucky for Sarah Geronimo—whose parents’ strict ways have always been legendary—current boyfriend Matteo Guidicelli is made of the stuff a girl can proudly bring home to mom and dad. And it isn’t just because of his good looks. [Although he gets way over top marks for that too… Read: swoon].…

    Lessons our children can learn from nature

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    Children and nature go together—or they should. Recent studies record the importance of introducing children beginning in the early years to the natural world. Their social, emotional, and physical health depends on this exposure to be developed. And because we are part of nature, as adults, we must do what…

    Leading the ‘Mega City By The Bay’ to prosperity

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    “Serbisyo lang po.” This is the guiding principle of Mayor Edwin Olivarez in discharging his duties as the elected chief executive of the urban hub that is Parañaque. As host city to Terminal 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, high-end establishments and the entertainment and gaming havens of City…