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SOUTHEAST Asian leaders are likely to avoid any official mention at their Manila summit this week of an arbitration ruling that had nullified China’s massive claims on the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), according to a draft of their final declaration. But the draft also expresses “serious concerns” over…

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First read PERHAPS bewildered by the spectacle of Filipino lawyers making a mockery of our public life, a regular reader and expatriate executive has sent me a revealing comment on the legal profession in our country. I surmise that he took off from a set of phenomena, some current, and…

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SOMEBODY’s not telling the truth. On Monday, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales said, in so many words, that she found no evidence to charge former President Benigno Aquino 3rd over the illegal Disbursement Acceleration Program. “They want Aquino’s head,” the retired Supreme Court justice said. “We go by the evidence. If…

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Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei arrived in Manila on Wednesday for a state visit ahead of the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nation (Asean) Summit on April 29. Bolkiah will lead a wreath-laying ceremony at the Rizal Park on Thursday morning before he is accorded formal welcome rites in Malacañang.…

Duterte out to get summit support for drug war

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FIREBRAND President Rodrigo Duterte is set to enjoy much-wanted foreign support for his deadly drug war when he hosts Southeast Asian leaders at a Manila summit this week, observers say. Duterte’s unpredictable foreign policy is also expected to be in focus at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) event,…

Alas, Torre de Manila stays

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WE thought the streak of good news would continue for heritage conservationists after the thoroughly laudable decision of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines last week to declare the Rizal Memorial Stadium an important historical and cultural landmark, thereby sparing the art-deco structure from the ghastly commercial development plans…

Air Force gets 2 fighter jets

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AS the fifth batch of FA-50 fighter jets arrived on Wednesday, President Rodrigo Duterte, who earlier criticized the acquisition of such aircraft, has reportedly softened his stand after seeing them in action against terrorists in Mindanao in southern Philippines. With tail numbers 009 and 010, the two jet fighters piloted…

‘Creative economy’ to spur new growth

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THE government is anticipating upbeat prospects that the “creative economy” could offer—not only for the Philippines, but for the whole Asean community, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez said on Wednesday. “The British Council is currently collaborating with the Philippines—through the Design Center and the Asean Creative…

 

PBA All Star game ends in draw

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For the second time in five years, the Philippine Basketball Association All-Star Game ended in a draw. The game between the Mindanao PBA All Stars and the Gilas Pilipinas ended 114-114, on Wednesday at the Xavier University gym in Cagayan De Oro City. TNT’s Troy Rosario and Phoenix’s Matthew Wright…

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…

Conte lauds Chelsea for passing Saints test

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LONDON: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said his side had taken “a big psychological step” after they defeated Southampton 4-2 to move seven points clear at the Premier League summit. Chelsea’s recent 2-0 loss at Manchester United allowed closest rivals Tottenham Hotspur to trim their advantage to four points. But they…

Joshua can knock out Klitschko

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The most unforgettable fights of Wladimir Klitschko were against Lamon Brewster in April 2004 and Corrie Sanders in March 2003, which he both lost by stoppage. Although he was able to avenge his loss to Brewster in August 2007, it was his older brother Vitali who took up the cudgels…

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…

Lady Spikers take on Tigresses in Final 4 battle

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Defending champion De La Salle University will shoot for the first finals slot when it battles University of Santo Tomas (UST) today in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament Final Four at the Araneta Coliseum. The Lady Spikers will face the Tigresses at 4…

’Personalities, pols’ buy or rent govt-awarded land

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TARLAC CITY, Tarlac: Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano has revealed that majority of agrarian reform beneficiaries have either sold, mortgaged or leased the lots awarded to them despite a 10-year ban on such move under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. The “[a]warded lands were not in their possession,” Mariano said,…

US missile equipment reaches SKorea site

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SEOUL: US troops began delivering a missile defense system that has infuriated China to a deployment site in South Korea Wednesday, amid heightened tensions over the North’s nuclear ambitions. Washington is urging Beijing—Pyongyang’s sole major ally—to do more to rein it in, but the Asian giant has reacted with fury…

How to sizzle this season like celebrities

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Top stylists present summer’s looks for work, play and travel For Filipinas who have always relied on comfortable sleeveless tops and shorts to survive summer in the blistering heat, to look as fashionable as their favorite celebrities is often deemed as too much work. But if top stylists Rainier Dagala…

Belter and theater actress battle it out in ‘Platinum’

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Both young, beautiful and blessed with voices that have awed audiences around the globe, Morissette and Tanya Manalang have accomplished so much in their young careers than most other artists today. Morissette first made waves after winning TV5’s Star Factor in 2010, afterwhich she became part of Sarah Geronimo’s team…

Porsche offers new colors, power boost for 911 S variants

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Porsche is launching the new model year with a significantly expanded range of extras: An array of new color variants for the interior and exterior of all model lines, and a kit to increase power by 30 horsepower available to order as special equipment ex-works for 911 S model variants.…

How to sizzle this season like celebrities

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Top stylists present summer’s looks for work, play and travel For Filipinas who have always relied on comfortable sleeveless tops and shorts to survive summer in the blistering heat, to look as fashionable as their favorite celebrities is often deemed as too much work. But if top stylists Rainier Dagala…

Speaking the language of peace

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The conflict in Mindanao has not always been between rebel groups and government forces. Religious, political and cultural differences among the populace may have played a part, too, but deeper than these factors are clan feuds that started decades or even centuries ago. As such, rido—the Maranao term for clan…