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SEN. JV EJERCITO ON DENGVAXIA MESS

FORMER budget secretary Florencio Abad may be charged with technical malversation for realigning P3.5 billion from government savings to buy dengue vaccines without Congress’ approval. Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito made the pronouncement on Saturday when asked about the liability of government officials during the Aquino administration in the controversies surrounding…

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“This is not a good translation. It’s not about letting me fall into temptation. It’s I, the one who falls, not Him pushing me toward temptation, so as to then see how I fall. No, well, a father won’t do that. A father will immediately help…

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Private greed – and state coddling of that greed – is one of the reasons why basketball is the country’s most popular sport, though we are hopeless in it. Basketball requires very little space and hoop dreams can thrive anywhere. Baseball and other sports require development to be conscious of…

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ANOTHER tropical depression was spotted outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) as tropical depression “Urduja” weakened while slowly hovering over Masbate on Sunday. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 11:00 a.m. forecast that the new tropical depression would be named “Vinta” when it…

President Rodrigo Duterte is considering Efren Peñaflorida, recognized for his pushcart classrooms, to head the commission tasked to address the concerns of the urban poor. Duterte revealed this late Friday night in a speech before Davao City-based media, according to Palace spokesman Harry Roque. In a statement, Roque said Duterte has instructed…

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What happened to all the foreign IS fighters?

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WASHINGTON, D.C: An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State (IS) group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014. A few hundred are believed to still be fighting as IS struggles to survive, having…

House committee approves Church-decreed annulment

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A PANEL of the House of Representatives has approved a substitute bill legalizing “church-decreed” annulment. The Committee on Population and Family Relations under Laguna Rep. Sol Aragones has approved the unnumbered Church-decreed annulment bill, which is a substitute for Deputy Speaker and Cebu Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia’s House Bill 1629 and…

What happened to all the foreign IS fighters?

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WASHINGTON, D.C: An estimated 40,000 people traveled from around the world to take up arms for the Islamic State (IS) group as it occupied territory in Syria and Iraq and declared a caliphate in 2014. A few hundred are believed to still be fighting as IS struggles to survive, having…

TREATING POOR KIDS LIKE LAB RATS

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China’s construction at Spratlys still a cause for alarm

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Twenty-seventeen (2017) was a big year for Chinese construction activities in the South China Sea. The report this week by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) is nothing less than alarming, as it shows that “[w]hile pursuing diplomatic outreach toward its Southeast Asian neighbors, Beijing continued substantial construction activities on…

‘No break for Metro policemen’

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There will be no break for Metro Manila policemen during the holidays. Metro police chief Oscar Albayalde on Saturday said policemen in Metro Manila were not allowed to take a leave during the Christmas season. Albayalde declared a “no break policy” for the five police districts in Metro Manila to…

OFW remittances post Oct rebound

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Money sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bounced back in October, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Friday, boosting the year-to-date tally past the $25-billion mark. Personal remittances rose to $2.55 billion from $2.32 billion a year ago, up 9.7 percent and recovering from September’s five-month low…

 

 

Beermen blast Fuel Masters in PBA opener

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Defending champion San Miguel Beer started its title-defense bid with a masterful 104-96 victory over Phoenix at the start of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Season 43 Philippine Cup on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. Four-time Most Valuable Player (MVP) June Mar Fajardo anchored the Beermen’s decisive 18-4 blast in…

Beermen blast Fuel Masters in PBA opener

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Defending champion San Miguel Beer started its title-defense bid with a masterful 104-96 victory over Phoenix at the start of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Season 43 Philippine Cup on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. Four-time Most Valuable Player (MVP) June Mar Fajardo anchored the Beermen’s decisive 18-4 blast in…


 

Aeta families would rather work than beg for Christmas

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AT least 10 families belonging to the Aeta MaganTzi community from Sitio Burog in Bamban, Tarlac refuse to beg on the streets, opting to sell their agricultural produce in time for Christmas instead. The Aetas brought their farm produce from their mountainous community to sell in the capital city. They…

North Korean ‘agent’ charged over arms’ sale in Australia

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SYDNEY: A Sydney-based “loyal agent of North Korea” has been charged with trying to sell missile parts and technology on the black market to raise money for Pyongyang in breach of international sanctions, Australian police said Sunday. The 59-year-old naturalized Australian citizen of Korean descent was attempting to broker illicit…

 

 

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BUSINESSMAN DEVOTES LIFE TO BUILD AN ENTERPRISING NATION A delightful oil painting dominates the tasteful reception area of RFM Corporation’s head office in Pasig City. The 141 cm x 223 cm frame holds the Molong Galicano canvas of a chubby toddler in baker’s garb, studying a plump loaf, ostensibly the…

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Genting Dream For a different kind of adventure, one that marries Asian hospitality and international luxury, Genting Dream invites you aboard Dream Cruises. A pacesetter in the industry that merges high living and high seas, Dream Cruises delights affluent Filipino travelers by offering inspirational experiences of luxury. Setting off from…

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Superdry Look cool while you’re kept warm with fashionable winter picks from Superdry. Ideal for trips to the icy Alps and below-zero weather destinations, Superdry infuses trendy style into its array of coats and jackets. In its Autumn-Winter 2017 collection, Superdry focuses on staple wardrobe pieces that will see you…

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Marco Polo Ortigas Celebrate the yuletide season with your loved ones with premium accommodations on special rates starting December 15. Enjoy the hotel’s state-of-the-art facilities and amenities that are perfect venues for meaningful journeys with the family. With an overnight stay, delight in the ultimate dining experience with breakfast for…

US equips BOC with personal radiation detector devices

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The United States Export Control and Related Border Security Program (EXBS), in coordination with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), conducted an International Seaport Interdiction Training (ISIT) with Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) officers in Manila from December 4 to 8. Twenty-one BOC officials from ten seaports completed the training,…

Erich Gonzales to end year with triumphant heart

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PLUS: High-flying celebrity offspring exposed as a free-loader In tiptop shape and thriving in showbiz, everything is going great for Erich Gonzales. Part of the 2017 Metro Manila Festival entry “Siargao,” she told In the Know at the movie’s press conference that she learned so much in the past year,…

Now with a Mercedes-AMG heart

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British luxury sports car maker Aston Martin took the covers off its new Vantage, along with its racing version, the Vantage GTE, last November, replacing the previous generation Ian Callum designed Vantage that was around in the market since 2005. With the old Vantage being the bestselling model in Aston…

SweatSkin (Air Series Heat Pants) – Don’t just look slim, be slim!

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We have a confession. Even here at SweatSkin, we sometimes use our heat pants as leg shapers. Aysus! Maryosep!!! How is any girl supposed to stay slim if one loves Chicken Joy’s! Except, leg shapers are a lie. What’s the point of everyone thinking you’re slim, when you know you’re…

Presenting the most beautiful women in the ‘Universe’

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With charity at the heart of the Miss Universe pageant, it was but fitting that the highlight of its court’s visit was a glamorous runway-show-for-a-cause. Staged at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort and Casino on December 7, the most confidently beautiful women of the galaxy stunned a benevolent crowd…

US equips BOC with personal radiation detector devices

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The United States Export Control and Related Border Security Program (EXBS), in coordination with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), conducted an International Seaport Interdiction Training (ISIT) with Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) officers in Manila from December 4 to 8. Twenty-one BOC officials from ten seaports completed the training,…

The Lookbook

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‘Tis the season to give gifts Christmas is that season when people are thrown into a flurry of shopping. ‘Tis the season to spend hours stuck in traffic, for the sole purpose of picking up this year’s pamasko. Everyone is using all the free time they have to hit the…

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Coffee and tea are not just beverages, they are an experience. For some, the perfect morning consists of great aromatic coffee, or, for others, the scent of calming herbal teas. Kayumanggi organic coffee promotes our cultural heritage and also advocates healthy eating. For the health conscious coffee lover, Kayumanggi organic…

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Putting together a nice outfit requires a lot of thinking, patience and occasionally, a big budget. It is important to invest in good quality clothes that can last you a long time and also be wearable to any event. We picked a couple of outfits for you so that you…

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Put aside your heavy-duty foundations and concealers. As an alternative, complete your whole make-up kit with these four basic and affordable items that could create both an easy and simple everyday go-to look or a more flamboyant, party-happy look. Ever Bilena Advance Blushing Cheek “No make up” make up look…