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‘BATO’ MAKES IT TO MAGIC 12

RE-ELECTIONIST and returning senators led the latest pre-election survey that also placed the President’s daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, in the so-called “Magic 12” for the 2019 senatorial poll. Senators Grace Poe, Cynthia Villar and former senator and now Taguig Rep. Pia Cayetano topped the survey conducted by Pulse…

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ON April 18, 2018, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL), Alternative Law Groups (ALG), Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC), Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG), Manananggol Laban sa EJKs and the International Pro Bono Allegiance asked Diego Garcia Sayan, the UN Special Rapporteur on…

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Stop meddling in internal affairs

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MALACAÑANG and the Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday lashed out at the European Parliament for meddling in domestic affairs, after EU lawmakers called for the scrapping off the Philippines’ trade perks if the government did stop alleged extrajudicial killings in the “pretext” of a war on drugs. Speaking to…

Stop meddling in internal affairs

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MALACAÑANG and the Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday lashed out at the European Parliament for meddling in domestic affairs, after EU lawmakers called for the scrapping off the Philippines’ trade perks if the government did stop alleged extrajudicial killings in the “pretext” of a war on drugs. Speaking to…

Stop meddling in internal affairs

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MALACAÑANG and the Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday lashed out at the European Parliament for meddling in domestic affairs, after EU lawmakers called for the scrapping off the Philippines’ trade perks if the government did stop alleged extrajudicial killings in the “pretext” of a war on drugs. Speaking to…

 

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Pass rice tariffication now

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Issues related to rice are once again making headlines – from the depletion of the National Food Authority’s stocks to alleged mischief in importing that grain. It’s déjà vu. And frankly, it’s frustrating that no one has come up with a better system. The Duterte administration can resolve this recurring…

Duque: PAO charges ‘malicious’

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Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd on Friday said a case filed against him by the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) before the Department of Justice (DoJ) was “malicious and oppressive.” “The case filed by the Public Attorney’s Office is malicious and oppressive. Atty. Acosta’s actions are clearly unbecoming a public official…

BSP policy stance ‘remains appropriate’

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Monetary policy in the Philippines remains appropriate, the country’s central bank chief said on Friday amid market developments and continued observations that a tightening was overdue. “In my view, the sum of BSP actions remain appropriate for the situation,” Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. told reporters when…


Pacman’s build-up program starts Monday

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KUALA LUMPUR: The road to winning another world title begins Monday when Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao returns to the road for the first time in nine months in preparation for his coming fight against World Boxing Association welterweight belt-owner Lucas Matthysse of Argentina. The 39-year-old Pacquiao, now a senator,…

Pacman’s build-up program starts Monday

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KUALA LUMPUR: The road to winning another world title begins Monday when Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao returns to the road for the first time in nine months in preparation for his coming fight against World Boxing Association welterweight belt-owner Lucas Matthysse of Argentina. The 39-year-old Pacquiao, now a senator,…

Jealous boyfriend kills partner, 5 others in NEcija

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IN a fit of intense jealousy, a warehouseman hacked dead his live-in partner and five family members, including their mother and an 11-year-old boy, in San Leo­nardo, Nueva Ecija, at dawn on Friday. A member of the family was able to run away with her one-year-old daughter, clutching her wounded…

Seoul, Pyongyang open hotline

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SEOUL: The two Koreas opened a hotline between their leaders on Friday, a week before a summit between North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and the South’s President Moon Jae-in in the Demilitarized Zone. The line links the presidential Blue House in Seoul with the Pyongyang office of the nuclear-armed North’s…

Boardroom Watch

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CELEBRITY CHEF LIVES LIFE AND COOKING WITH PASSION
As I stood there in stunned disbelief, scenes from Shinjuku, Peru, Argentina and Saitama swirled through my head like the images in a revolving…

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Talk about hitting career walls, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has rammed into them many times. How did he surmount them and achieve his dream to travel and become a sushi master? Read on. • Don’t look for the easy way, that’s the lazy way. • Don’t be afraid to make a…

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Amorita Resort Boracay’s out, so why not Bohol? And why not the boutique Amorita Resort along the southern edge of Panglao Island? Built with loving care by owners Nikki and Ria Cauton, Amorita marries world-class service with signature Filipino hospitality, offering guests an escape from the urban fray and a…

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Smdc Shell Residences Shell Residences, the 2.2-hectare resort residential complex developed by SMDC, located within the Mall of Asia Complex, provided the perfect view of the recent Philippine Pyromusical Competition at the Seaside Boulevard, SM Mall of Asia. With that front-row seat experience, the development treated homeowners and guests to…

Rachelle Ann Go weds American beau in Boracay

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International musical theater actress Rachel Ann Go and American businessman Martin Spies exchanged vows before their family and friends in an intimate beach wedding on Thursday. A stunning Boracay sunset provided the perfect backdrop to the romantic event at The Shangri-La Hotel. The reception, meanwhile, took place at Discovery Shores.…

Kris Aquino triumphantly returns to ABS-CBN

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But not before castigating James Yap for greeting Bimby happy birthday on Instagram She is so back. Almost two years after leaving ABS-CBN, erstwhile “Queen of All Media” turned “Queen of Digital Infotainment,” was spotted Friday afternoon at the network’s offices. The homecoming saw Kris Aquino inking a movie project…

Volvo XC90 SUV paves way for arrival of hybrid Volvos

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Volvo’s best-selling SUV, the Volvo XC90, graced the halls of the annual Manila International Auto Show held on April 5 to 8 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. Representing the exhilarating range of the new generation Volvos, the Volvo XC90 confidently presents the face of the future with its…

Rachelle Ann Go weds American beau in Boracay

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International musical theater actress Rachel Ann Go and American businessman Martin Spies exchanged vows before their family and friends in an intimate beach wedding on Thursday. A stunning Boracay sunset provided the perfect backdrop to the romantic event at The Shangri-La Hotel. The reception, meanwhile, took place at Discovery Shores.…

Catriona Gray’s journey from the ‘World’ to the ‘Universe’

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Filipino-Australian Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray has made history in Philippine beauty pageantry for being the first to win the local franchises of Miss World and Miss Universe. Born in Cairns on January 6, 1994 to Australian Ian Gray—whose origins are from Scotland—and Bicolana Normita Magnayon of Oas, Albay the two-time…

Rachelle Ann Go weds American beau in Boracay

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International musical theater actress Rachel Ann Go and American businessman Martin Spies exchanged vows before their family and friends in an intimate beach wedding on Thursday. A stunning Boracay sunset provided the perfect backdrop to the romantic event at The Shangri-La Hotel. The reception, meanwhile, took place at Discovery Shores.…

The Lookbook

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Designer Abraham Guardian pulls out the stops for creative reuse of clothing It was Lady Gaga’s avante-garde fashion choices that made an impression on Abraham Guardian’s sense of style. “I was very inspired by her. I just like the way she puts things together. Her costumes were not things that…

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Avoid beauty products with these ingredients What goes into your beauty products? Your lipstick, makeup, nail polish, hair products such as shampoo and conditioner, body care products like lotion, and other personal care products contain chemical ingredients that may be harmful to you, as well as to the environment. Studies…

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At an estimated three trillion dollars, fashion’s market value is an economic success story. But beyond the numbers, fashion is a ‘dirty industry’, ranking second as the biggest polluter on Earth, next only to oil. There are efforts to reduce and remove unnecessary waste in the production of garments and…