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    THE Commission on Appointments (CA) rejected on Wednesday the nomination of Judy Taguiwalo as secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the third appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte thumbed down by the powerful congressional body. Members of the commission’s labor and social welfare committee junked the appointment…

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    AFTER Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon exits the Bureau of Customs — President Rodrigo Duterte should let him go for the nation’s and his own good — what should his successor do to fix the BoC and stop the flood of contraband, including guns and drugs, gushing through our ports and airports?…

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    For the third time in a row, the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) named The Manila Times, the oldest English-language daily in the country, as its “Outstanding Newspaper of the Year.” The anti-crime group gave the award during its 19th anniversary rites led by President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang…

    BIR to probe Bautistas, Divina

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    The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has opened an investigation into the tax payments of Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Juan Andres Bautista following allegations of ill-gotten wealth by his estranged wife. But the tax probe is not limited to the Comelec chief, and will extend to his estranged wife,…

    Taguiwalo’s rejection another low point for Congress

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    THE Commission on Appointments’ rejection of Judy Taguiwalo’s nomination as Social Welfare and Development secretary is yet another low point for Congress, which has sunk to so many lows under the current dispensation. This is the third appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte to be thumbed down by the congressional panel;…

    Pampanga to cull 600,000 chickens

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    Around 600,000 chickens in Pampanga province, north of Manila, will be culled to help prevent the spread of the H5 avian flu virus, Secretary Emmanuel Piñol of the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Wednesday. “That is a welcome development to us [at the Department of Agriculture] because, according to…

    ‘Build, Build, Build’ success tied to tax reform approval

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    The government may have to drastically scale down its “Build Build Build” ambitions, a Cabinet official warned, if Congress fails to pass tax reforms that are expected to fund infrastructure projects nationwide. “It is very important, without it we will probably not be able to fund less than half (of…


     

     

    KaTropa eye son of NBA champion Rice

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    TNT KaTropa is looking to tap Glen Rice, Jr. just in time for its game against Rain or Shine on Sunday in the the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Season 42 Governors Cup. KaTropa head coach Nash Racela said Rice, son of former National Basketball Association (NBA) shooter Glen Rice, Sr.…

    Venezuela opposition rally to coincide with start of new assembly

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    CARACAS: Venezuela’s opposition will hold a protest rally Thursday to coincide with the expected inauguration of a new assembly that will rewrite the constitution in what has been decried as a power grab by President Nicolas Maduro. At the close of a day in which two prominent opposition leaders were…

    PH XIs post good start in SEA Games

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    The Philippine national football teams were off to blazing starts as they turned back their respective foes in the 29th Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday night in Malaysia. Coming alive in the second half, the men’s Under-22 national squad blanked Cambodia, 2-0, at the Majlis Perbandaran Selayang Stadium. “We prepared…

    Into a ‘sanitized’ environment

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    When Conor McGregor steps into the ring against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26, he will realize as the rounds drag one that he is fighting in a “sanitized” environment where the health of boxers are somehow looked after, no matter how brutal boxing still is. The sanitized boxing rules…

    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…

    Jin Lopez shows SEA Games readiness, wins gold in Korea Open

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    Rising tae kwon do star Pauline Louise Lopez displayed her readiness to represent the Philippines in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia next month by winning a gold medal in the 2017 Chuncheon Korea Open Interna-tional  Taekwondo Championships last July 5 in Chuncheon, South Korea. Lopez, 20, showed courage…

     

     

    DENR, Korean forest group eye building training center

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    TARLAC: The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Association of South East Asian Nations-Republic of Korea Forest Cooperation (AFoCo) are eyeing the establishment of a regional forest training center in Zambales. The P700,000-worth center is expected to be built in Candelaria town, according to a statement from…

    Japan, US hold drills amid regional tension

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    ENIWA, Japan: Some 300 Japanese and US military personnel on Wednesday carried out live-fire artillery training in northern Japan, officials said, amid high regional tensions over North Korean missile threats. The drill, part of a 19-day exercise, came after a tense war of words between the United States and North…

     

     

    New music TV show turns up the volume on OPM

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    Original Pilipino Music (OPM) gets a refreshing taste with a new music TV show that encourages collaborations among Filipino artists. Called the “Coke Studio,” it aims to bring together different musical genres, the young and seasoned artists, and the mainstream with the indie. It is a celebration of the rich…

    New music TV show turns up the volume on OPM

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    Original Pilipino Music (OPM) gets a refreshing taste with a new music TV show that encourages collaborations among Filipino artists. Called the “Coke Studio,” it aims to bring together different musical genres, the young and seasoned artists, and the mainstream with the indie. It is a celebration of the rich…

    Audi sales grow in July to new all-time high

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    Audi AG increased its worldwide deliveries in July by 3.5 percent year-on-year. With about 154,600 cars sold, the company achieved the highest July sales in its history. Sales increased in all core regions – in Europe by 1.4 percent, in North America by 4.0 percent and in Asia-Pacific by 6.7…

    The beauty of the ‘PIA Project’

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    Pia Wurtzbach arms youth with vital information on HIV Since her reign as Miss Universe in 2015, Pia Wurtzbach has been actively involved in humanitarian affairs, speaking out against cyber bullying, standing up for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, and of course, supporting the cause she declared…

    A hotelier’s ‘satisfying career’ from New Mexico to Cebu

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    At a very young age, Brian Connelly already had firsthand experience working at a hotel. His father was general manager of the Caribbean Beach Hotel in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands so he had the run of the house—in terms of chores, that is—from raking debris off the beach, polishing…

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    This waste management expert is helping cities clean up their act His family boasts a richness of doctors, which leads engineer and waste management maverick Generoso Dungo to admit that he’s taken the more unconventional route, a move that surprised his parents. “But if you think about it, I’m still…

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    TREAT YOUR BUSINESS AS A FRANCHISE. Due to our type of work, we set up operations and teams in every partner-location. In the same way that McDonald’s or Starbucks has a particular system in place, my company makes sure that the operations we establish in one location follow the standard…

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    Gucci Pre-Fall 2017 Collection Gucci pulls out all the stops for its most exciting collection yet with chic ensembles that capture the spirit of England’s underground Northern Soul movement from the ‘60s and ‘70s. It’s every fashion provocateurs’ dream: neon with soft muted tones, bold patterns and fine prints, leathers…

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    L’Homme Lacoste Fragrance A woody, spicy scent, L’Homme Lacoste captures the inimitable heritage of René Lacoste, with dynamic top notes of mandarin and sweet orange essence, combined with unexpected fruit quince and rhubarb. Giving more depth to the alluring scent is a heart of aromatic spices, comprised of black pepper,…