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PRESIDENT KEEPS HANDS OFF IN BREWING FEUD

“YOU messed with the wrong girl,” Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte told Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez after the lawmaker called her the “opposition” for forming her own local political party. President Rodrigo Duterte’s outspoken daughter vented her ire on Alvarez in a series of Instagram posts on Thursday noon. “Ano sabi…

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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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WHILE disappointed and angry friends wanted me to explain why I failed, in my last column (“DU30 should rethink his foreign policy now,” The Manila Times, February 21, 2018), to list down China’s most grievous “sins” against the Philippines and the Filipino people as reasons why President Rodrigo Duterte should…

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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“IN the Philippines, President Duterte will continue to wage his signature campaign against drugs, corruption, and crime. Duterte has suggested he could suspend the Constitution, declare a ‘revolutionary government,’ and impose nationwide martial law. His declaration of martial law in Mindanao, responding to the ISIS-inspired siege of Marawi City, has…

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Alvarez seeks diplomatic protest vs US

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SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez of Davao del Norte called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday to file a diplomatic protest with the United States following a US intelligence community assessment listing President Rodrigo Duterte among Southeast Asian leaders that pose a “threat” to democracy and human rights. The…

Alvarez seeks diplomatic protest vs US

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SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez of Davao del Norte called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday to file a diplomatic protest with the United States following a US intelligence community assessment listing President Rodrigo Duterte among Southeast Asian leaders that pose a “threat” to democracy and human rights. The…

Alvarez seeks diplomatic protest vs US

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SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez of Davao del Norte called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday to file a diplomatic protest with the United States following a US intelligence community assessment listing President Rodrigo Duterte among Southeast Asian leaders that pose a “threat” to democracy and human rights. The…

High Court drives the last nail in the coffin of Maria Clara

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It was destined to happen, like an augury from a tarot card. But who would have thought that it would be the Supreme Court that would drive the last nail in the coffin of Maria Clara as the symbol of Filipino womanhood? And who could have expected that the nail…

Terrorist tag suits CPP-NPA–‘Bato’

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They “had it coming.” Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa on Thursday was referring to the terrorist label that the Department of Justice (DoJ) on Wednesday tacked on the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA). De la Rosa said the…

PSEi retreats to 8,500 on rate hike concerns

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The stock market lost nearly a hundred points on Thursday, falling back to the 8,500 level, as investors digested US Federal Reserve minutes that suggested further interest rate hikes. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) ended the day down at 8,515.57, losing 1.14 percent or 98.08 points, while the broader…

POC election committee allows Vargas, Tolentino to run

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The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) election committee allowed Ricky Vargas and lawmaker Abraham Tolentino to run as president and chairman, respectively, in today’s POC election at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong City. Election committee members led by Frank Elizalde, Br. Bernardo Oca and lawyer Alberto Agra…

POC election committee allows Vargas, Tolentino to run

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The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) election committee allowed Ricky Vargas and lawmaker Abraham Tolentino to run as president and chairman, respectively, in today’s POC election at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong City. Election committee members led by Frank Elizalde, Br. Bernardo Oca and lawyer Alberto Agra…

Greenpeace activists invade Shell’s wharf

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Batangas: Activists from Greenpeace Southeast Asia–Philippines climbed the jetty at Shell’s refinery in Tabangao, Batangas on Wednesday and unfurled a banner reading “People and Planet not Profit,” as sharp reminder to the oil company to attend hearings on the responsibility of big fossil fuel firms for climate-related human rights harms. In…

Ivanka, NKorea general in Olympic face-off

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SEOUL: US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka will come face-to-face with a top North Korean general at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in the South this weekend, it emerged on Thursday. The Pyeongchang Games have become a venue for geopolitics as much as sports as the nuclear-armed North mounts a…

Boardroom Watch

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This Bulakeño stays true to his roots in the corporate world When sports agent Jerry Maguire in the eponymous and highly entertaining film walked out of his job after being fired for standing up to perceived malpractices in his industry, only one employee – a dewy-eyed, idealistic secretary – followed…

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The accountant of yesteryear has evolved a great deal, says consummate networker Manny Reyes. Let him list the ways. • Information is at everyone’s fingertips because of technology, and this helps young professionals mature at a faster rate. • Instead of 15 years to become full partner, the process has…

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Swarovski The sweetness of youth and young love is brought to the forefront with Swarovski’s Spring-Summer 2018 Crystal Rainbow Collection. Celebrating the brand’s most distinctive attributes, the new collection elevates modern glamour and multifaceted femininity. For this season, Creative Director Nathalie Colin has taken the theme of “Rainbow Paradise” as…

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Ann Ong Renowned Filipina jewelry designer and three-time Katha Awards winner Ann Ong unveiled her newest collection, “Surround Yourself with Nature,” at New York, to the delight of the fashion faithful. Ong showed off her penchant for the opulent once again, using an array of precious metals and stones, while…

Giving relaxation and getaways an ‘largely exclusive’ meaning

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Tagaytay has always been a delight for folks in the metro because of its proximity to the big city, breathtaking sights, brisk weather, gastronomic destinations, and varied leisure activities. As such, it remains to be a favorite destination for quick getaways to relax and unwind. Over the weekend, The Manila…

Kristoffer Martin ready for mature roles

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Barbie Forteza and Derrick Monasterio off to Cebu for new series “It’s about time people see a different me,” was Kristoffer Martin’s determined declaration when Showbuzz visited him at the music video shoot for his latest single “Paulit-ulit” under GMA Records. Sporting a trendy haircut and a noticeably buffer body,…

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo welcomes Lunar New Year

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As the Filipino-Chinese community prepared to welcome the Lunar New Year, so did PGA Cars Inc. In an exclusive celebration on the eve of the Year Of The Earth Dog, Porsche Philippines gathered select members of the media and its partners for a sumptuous lunch, served with the traditional Chinese…

Giving relaxation and getaways an ‘largely exclusive’ meaning

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Tagaytay has always been a delight for folks in the metro because of its proximity to the big city, breathtaking sights, brisk weather, gastronomic destinations, and varied leisure activities. As such, it remains to be a favorite destination for quick getaways to relax and unwind. Over the weekend, The Manila…

Home on a mission of love

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One too many times, law enforcers are portrayed in movies and television as intimidating figures albeit sworn protectors of the community. While a commanding stance, body type and attitude are arguably useful in warding off the “bad guys,” the public often forgets that underneath the uniform, badges and perpetually folded…

Giving relaxation and getaways an ‘largely exclusive’ meaning

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Tagaytay has always been a delight for folks in the metro because of its proximity to the big city, breathtaking sights, brisk weather, gastronomic destinations, and varied leisure activities. As such, it remains to be a favorite destination for quick getaways to relax and unwind. Over the weekend, The Manila…

The Lookbook

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The use of cosmetics can be traced back to Ancient Egypt (c. 3150 – 31 BC) with men and women boldly putting color on their face. Their eyes were darkened using natural ingredients and essential oils, their lids were painted blue or green eyeshadows, and their lips shaded in red,…

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One of the biggest components of fashion and style is how to tell a story. One thing that fascinates me about working in this industry is how a group of people translate what was simply an idea into a story that entices its would-be consumers. In this regard, designers and…

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When I was starting my career in hair and makeup, one of the most memorable moments was the shoot for my first-ever solo print ad. Apart from the fact it was going to be seen everywhere, it was a big deal, because I did not obtain the contact through my…

LOOK OF THE WEEK

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This week, we shine the spotlight on It Boy, Jordan Barrett. Known to many as fashion’s wild child, Barrett is one of those male models who took the the fashion world by storm. He has been featured in campaigns for Tom Ford, Balmain, Versace, Moschino and Coach. Since being scouted…