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Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte showed that they were also a force to reckon with when they held a vigil at Rizal Park on Saturday to prove that they are behind the government’s campaign against illegal drugs which suffered a snag with the recent involvement of some police officers in…

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RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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THE biggest opportunity we missed because of the EDSA uprising, and Corazon Aquino’s assumption to power because of that political upheaval, was our failure to shift toward a parliamentary system. (Its most important feature is that the head of government is elected not through people’s direct votes, but through their…

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My mission is not to tell the world of the material chastisements that are yet to take place if we do not amend. No, my mission is to tell everyone that we are in danger of going to hell if we do not amend. — Fatima visionary Sister Lucia dos…

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AT least 10,000 people gathered at the People Power monument in White Plains, Quezon City on Saturday to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the peaceful uprising that toppled the Marcos administration. Government officials and ordinary citizens said the EDSA people power revolt should not be forgotten because it marked the…

‘Thousands killed in Davao drug war’

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President Rodrigo Duterte admitted that “thousands” were killed in the anti-illegal drugs campaign of Davao City that lasted two decades. The former Davao City mayor however clarified that those who died were killed in legitimate police operations. He made the admission amid allegations by an alleged member of the Davao…

Still much work to do in putting Filipinos to work

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MORE than one-fifth of those who are willing and able to work in the Philippines were unemployed in 2016, the latest survey by Social Weather Stations (SWS) said on Friday. As has always been the case, the SWS survey results stand in stark contrast to the much rosier picture painted…

SC affirms junking of case vs alleged Marcos dummy

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THE Supreme Court (SC) has upheld a ruling of the Sandiganbayan junking a case of the Philippine government seeking to pin down a nephew of then-Energy Minister Geronimo Velasco Jr. as his alleged dummy. In a January 31, 2017 decision that was released only recently, the SC through Associate Justice…

BSP urges passage of Islamic banking bill

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The central bank is pushing for legislation of an Islamic banking system that would promote financial inclusion and trigger inflows of foreign investments for Muslims all over the Philippines, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said. In a speech during the recently concluded Summit on Bangsamoro Economic Development, BSP Deputy…

Ginebra survives SMB in OT to tie series

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Barangay Ginebra San Miguel survived defending champion San Miguel Beer in overtime, 124-118, in Game 2 to equalize the series in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 42 Philippine Cup finals on Sunday at the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena. Japeth Aguilar posted 23 points and 12 rebounds, while rookie Kevin…

Sta. Elena Golf and Country Club muscles up with The Turf Company gears

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The Sta. Elena Golf & Country Club has received another fleet of equipment that includes irrigation systems, precision mowing equipment, golf cars and other utility vehicles from The Turf Company. President and COO Mario Lopez and Sales Manager Ernie Mozo represented The Turf Company while Sta. Elena was represented by…

Ateneo still spotless in UAAP

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Ateneo de Manila University stretched its unbeaten start to six games after stunning defending champion University of the Philippines (UP), 1-0, in Season 79 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s football tournament at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium on Sunday. Rookie midfielder Mario Ceniza secured the…

Still up for grabs

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Many believe the San Miguel Beermen (SMB) are destined to win their third straight Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup championship. After all, they only tasted one defeat during the elimination round even when the Talk N’ Text Ka Tropa pushed them to a Game 7 in the semis. SMB…

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…

Pinay karateka sets eyes on Olympics

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A native of Canelar Triplet, Zamboanga City, Heiddy Chloe Angeles, 19, is beauty and brawn shining in her chosen sport of karatedo. Angeles is a member of the Philippine Typhoons, the national team of the Philippine Karatedo Federation (PKF). National coach David Lay and PKF Secretary-General Raymund Lee Reyes seeing…

NPA rebels willing to talk peace with Sara Duterte

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Communist rebels on Sunday said they are open to holding peace talks with presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and even offered to temporarily suspend offensives to allow peaceful negotiations. “To pursue lasting peace and advance the welfare of the masses, the NPA open to hold…

Dozens dead in suicide attack in Syria’s Homs

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BEIRUT: A suicide assault on two security service bases in Syria’s third city of Homs killed dozens of people, including a top intelligence chief, on Saturday, overshadowing peace talks in Geneva. Syria’s former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front claimed the spectacular attack which targeted and killed General Hassan Daabul, a…

Ready for the Oscars

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This morning, Manila time, the 89th Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood California. As usual, the fever has gone beyond Hollywood, and all the way to these cinema-loving shores, eager to see the world’s most dazzling stars battle it out for greatness. To celebrate the…

Ready for the Oscars

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This morning, Manila time, the 89th Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood California. As usual, the fever has gone beyond Hollywood, and all the way to these cinema-loving shores, eager to see the world’s most dazzling stars battle it out for greatness. To celebrate the…

The Porsche Panamera revealed

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TWO words that generally aren’t thought of as belonging in the same sentence are “Porsche” and “sedan,” but with the unveiling of the second-generation Panamera, the Stuttgart automaker has cemented its place as a creator of the improbable. Revealed to the Philippines last Thursday evening at PGA Cars’ Porsche Centre…

Celebs get ‘cheesy’ as iconic snacks join forces

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Former beauty queen Shamcey Supsup-Lee (Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up) and husband Lloyd Lee, real life couple Aubrey Miles and Troy Montero, dance floor queen Regine Tolentino and up and coming actress Stephanie Sol led throngs of snackers in a one of a kind snack party. Held at Glorietta Activity…

Miss Canada charms the universe

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The Philippines is a country in love with beauty and victory. This despite the hardships of its people, which is why Filipinos will always empathize with stories of hardships, challenges, and resilience. It is therefore no wonder that 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach is extolled as inspiration and a modern…