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The leadership of the Philippine Army warned on Tuesday of the existence of Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells across the country, which could mount another attack in the scale of the Marawi City siege one year ago. Lt. Gen. Rolando Joselito Bautista, the Army commanding general, said the military discovered…

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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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NEW YORK: I did not have the heart to say it, until my South Asian cab driver complained of the “potholes on the road.” It has not always been like this, he said, and at once he became nostalgic about the time Rudy Giuliani, 74, now a lawyer for the…

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THE bicameral conference committee has approved the proposed Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), which would allow the government to collect each individual’s demographic data and information via biometrics, a lawmaker said on Wednesday. Rep. Alfredo Garbin of Ako Bicol party-list, a member of the bicameral panel, which reconciled the versions of the…

THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) should continue to have authority over the proposed Bangsamoro government instead of having it establish its own forces to avoid “politicalization,” PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde said on Wednesday. Albayalde, instead, proposed the creation of a police regional office…

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Duterte urged to lift martial law in Mindanao

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THE opposition Liberal Party on Tuesday urged the government to lift the martial law decree imposed on Mindanao, claiming it was preventing Marawi City from healing the wounds inflicted by the Maute attack last year. In a statement, the erstwhile ruling party pointed out that the congressional hearings on the…

Duterte urged to lift martial law in Mindanao

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THE opposition Liberal Party on Tuesday urged the government to lift the martial law decree imposed on Mindanao, claiming it was preventing Marawi City from healing the wounds inflicted by the Maute attack last year. In a statement, the erstwhile ruling party pointed out that the congressional hearings on the…





 

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Sotto’s chance

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It’s easy to explain why the Senate majority chose to elect Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto 3rd as its 29th president. At this juncture in the country’s history, the Senate – an institution prone to bottlenecks and inertia – needs an old hand to steer important legislation and reforms in the…

House panel OKs P1.1-B Dengvaxia assistance fund

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appropriations panel of the House of Representatives has approved the proposed P1.16 billion supplemental budget for the Dengvaxia Assistance Fund that will be used to aid those who have been injected with the anti-dengue vaccine. The Department of Health revised its original proposal of P1.5 billion to P1.16 billion by…

Finance urges House to approve Package 2

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THE Finance department is urging the House of Representatives to pass tax reforms focused on lowering corporate taxes and modernizing fiscal incentives. “The success we have so far achieved for the first tax reform package is encouraging, but we cannot and should not stop the train from moving forward,” Finance…



LeBron scores 44 to lead Cavs over Boston, level series

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WASHINGTON: LeBron James scored 44 points, adding more records to his amazing NBA legacy, and powered the Cleveland Cavaliers over Boston 111-102 Monday (Tuesday in Manila), equalizing their Eastern Conference final at two wins each. The 33-year-old superstar made 17-of-28 shots from the floor, 1-of-4 from 3-point range, and 9-of-13…

LeBron scores 44 to lead Cavs over Boston, level series

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WASHINGTON: LeBron James scored 44 points, adding more records to his amazing NBA legacy, and powered the Cleveland Cavaliers over Boston 111-102 Monday (Tuesday in Manila), equalizing their Eastern Conference final at two wins each. The 33-year-old superstar made 17-of-28 shots from the floor, 1-of-4 from 3-point range, and 9-of-13…

PhilHealth sues doctors over claims

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BACOLOD CITY: A hospital, three doctors and a foundation in Bacolod City are facing 36 administrative complaints over alleged spurious cataract operations claiming reimbursements from state-run insurer Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). The complaints were filed against the officials of Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital, its doctors – Fortunato Eusebio…

Malaysia’s Najib quizzed over corruption scandal

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PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia: Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was questioned by anti-corruption authorities Tuesday after his shock election loss, as the top graft fighter revealed he faced threats and a bullet in the post when the old regime suppressed a probe into a massive financial scandal. Najib’s coalition suffered a defeat…

Boardroom Watch

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The BoardRoom Watch team recalls a year made memorable meeting the nation’s business greats and future corporate titans It has been nerve-wracking, to say the least, scheduling top executives to appear every Friday of every week since we launched BoardRoom Watch on May 19, 2017. By the very mission of…

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1. Jimmy J. Bautista, president and COO, Philippine Airlines 2. Olivia Limpe-Aw, chairman and president, Destileria Limtuaco 3. Tom Navasero, chairman, Philab Holdings Corp. 4. Luisito Pineda, president and country general manager, IBM Philippines 5. Johnlu Koa, founder and CEO, The French baker Johnip Cua, Chairman of the Board of…

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Crimson Hotel Filinvest City To honor Cinco de Mayo, Café Eight’s culinary team invites its guests to embark on a gastronomic marathon of Mexico’s intense and varied flavors. Delectable appetizers such as stuffed jalapeno, chicken fajita salad, pork carnitas, chipotle marinated fish, quesadilla, gambas al ajillo and more become hard…

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Commune From the Lion City of Asia, Singapore, comes Commune, the premier furniture and lifestyle brand that finds its new home in Manila at Shangri-La Plaza. The furniture brand aims to lend its expertise, helping homemakers to learn the art of transforming a house into a home. And with its…

Celebrating victory over kidney disease

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Doctors had suspected since 2012 that 30-year-old Reinell Garcia from Sta. Rosa, Laguna had kidney disease, but they gave him no cause for worry since his condition appeared to be stable and was not deteriorating. “Mahilig po kasi ako sa seasoning, tulad ng sawsawan tuwing kumakain. Tapos hindi pa po…

Janella Salvador ‘so connected’ with new partner Jameson Blake

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Time and again, love teams have proven their success in the entertainment industry especially in a country where most of its people are rooting for happy endings. More admirably, however, are love teams who portrayed the most iconic couples on screen even if they are not romantically involved in real…

Porsche kicks off 70th anniversary celebration with new Macan Sport

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In anticipation for its 70-year anniversary celebration, Porsche Philippines is taking everyone for a sporty driving experience at the Porsche Center Philippines showroom. Clients and guests are given the opportunity to have a closer look at Porsche’s current model line-up and take them for a test drive. Highlighted in the…

Celebrating victory over kidney disease

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Doctors had suspected since 2012 that 30-year-old Reinell Garcia from Sta. Rosa, Laguna had kidney disease, but they gave him no cause for worry since his condition appeared to be stable and was not deteriorating. “Mahilig po kasi ako sa seasoning, tulad ng sawsawan tuwing kumakain. Tapos hindi pa po…

Keeper of a beautiful legacy

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While most people start their careers at the bottom of the ladder and work their way up in a company through the years, there are a fortunate few who land prime positions quickly and by right in successful family-owned businesses. Beyond the surface, however, these fortunate few are actually unfortunate…

Celebrating victory over kidney disease

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Doctors had suspected since 2012 that 30-year-old Reinell Garcia from Sta. Rosa, Laguna had kidney disease, but they gave him no cause for worry since his condition appeared to be stable and was not deteriorating. “Mahilig po kasi ako sa seasoning, tulad ng sawsawan tuwing kumakain. Tapos hindi pa po…

The Lookbook

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Retro is everywhere. You’ll see attributions to it in cars, café and bar interiors, publications, music, movies, and fashion to name just a few. There’s a local photographer whose favorite pegs for photo shoots is retro. For some, it’s a lifestyle, an attitude. Indeed, there’s something about retro or vintage…

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Which cartoons did you watch on Saturday mornings? Chances are, there are T-shirts and other merch featuring the characters available today, at big chain stores or smaller online sellers. These items bring about a sense of nostalgia and customers are lapping them up to try and recapture even a little…

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A classy look one could pull off for any occasion is the old Hollywood makeup. This was the go-to look for actresses right about when colored films started in production back in the early 1900s. Old school Hollywood glam makeup is characterized by putting emphasis on eyes, heavy contour and…

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The fun in dressing vintage comes from giving new life to styles that have withstood the test of time. However, wearing an outfit that consists purely of vintage pieces can feel like a costume—which can be fun to rock on special occasions but will not be appropriate for everyday wear.…