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    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte threatened Wednesday to impose martial law nationwide to combat the rising threat of terrorism, after Islamist militants beheaded a policeman and took Catholic hostages while rampaging through Marawi City in Lanao del Sur. Duterte declared martial law while in a visit to Moscow at 8 p.m. on…

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    THIS column has literally been overtaken by events. I originally planned on writing today on President Duterte’s state visit to Russia and the prospect of expanded relations between Russia and the Philippines.

    While still in the middle of his visit and with a massive business and government delegation on hand to cheer him, Duterte hastily decided to cut short the visit, and declare martial…

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    The President shall be the Commander-in-Chief of all armed forces of the Philippines and whenever it becomes necessary, he may call out such armed forces to prevent or suppress lawless violence, invasion or rebellion. In case of invasion or rebellion, when the public safety requires it, he may, for a…

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    ILIGAN CITY: Islamist militants who triggered martial law in southern Philippines when they rampaged through a majority Muslim city are threatening to kill a priest and other hostages, the Catholic Church said Wednesday. The gunmen raided a church in Marawi City and took the local priest, Fr. Chito Suganob, and…

    How modern-day martial law works

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    THE declaration of martial law by President Rodrigo Duterte in Mindanao will not be the same as that of the Marcos regime, because of safeguards placed in the 1987 Constitution to prevent abuses and protect civil liberties, lawmakers said on Wednesday. Section 18, Article VII of the Constitution states that…

    Martial law needed to quell terrorism in Mindanao

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    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s swift declaration of martial law in Mindanao Tuesday night, following the terrorist attack in Marawi City, has drawn mixed reactions from the public, with some critics quick to hark back to the abuses committed during the military rule of the Marcos regime. Duterte’s declaration, however, should not…

    Justice chief ‘lawyering’ for Sulu official

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    Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd should be investigated for abuse of authority over “lawyering” for Sulu Vice Gov. Abdusakur Tan, a lawmaker said on Wednesday. Rep. Munir Arbison of Sulu made the call under his House Resolution 1014, which seeks a congressional probe of the Department of Justice’s handling of…

    ‘Business as usual’ in Mindanao – Tetangco

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    Manila markets dismiss martial law fears It was “business as usual” in Mindanao on Wednesday after President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on the region the previous night, the central bank governor said, while financial markets in Manila shook off initial jitters and bounced back to a firm finish. Bangko…

     

     

    Irving, James lead the way as Cavs down Celtics

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    LOS ANGELES: Kyrie Irving and LeBron James combined for 76 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers battled to a 112-99 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) to move within one game of a place in the NBA Finals. The win gives Cleveland a 3-1 lead in the…

    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…

    Paulinho puts Evergrande in sight of last eight

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    GUANGZHOU: Paulinho’s late strike put Guangzhou Evergrande in the driving seat as they beat Kashima Antlers 1-0 in the first leg of their AFC Champions League round of 16 clash on Tuesday. The ex-Tottenham Hotspur midfielder struck on 75 minutes to reward heavy pressure from Luiz Felipe Scolari’s Evergrande, who…

    Breaking a tradition

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    I have been following the careers of top Filipino boxers for more than four decades and I have yet to see a fellow Pinoy pug challenge a compatriot for a world title. It looks like a top Filipino boxer challenging another compatriot for a world championship is still taboo, unlike…

    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…

    PH’s Iniong wants to challenge champ Lee

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    After her impressive One Championship debut, Filipina mixed martial arts fighter Gina Iniong wants to challenge atom weight world champion Angela Lee. “I have no idea when and where that fight will happen in the future but I really wanted that fight [against Lee] so bad,” Iniong, 27, told The…

    Mayor orders lockdown in Davao City

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    DAVAO CITY: Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio ordered the police and military to lock down the city hours after President Rodrigo Duterte declared a 60-day martial law in Mindanao late Tuesday evening. The mayor asked non-residents to postpone visits to Davao City if these are not important as security checks…

    Troops deploy as Britain goes on top terror alert

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    MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Britain ordered soldiers to key sites on Wednesday after going on maximum alert for fear of an imminent new terror strike following a suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester. Security services believe the suspected bomber, Salman Abedi, was likely to have had help from others…

    The science and art of microblading

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    Brooke Shields, Cara Delevingne, Kim Kardashian —these are just but three of the many celebrities whose bold and perfect arches have been the envy of women all over the world. Some men, who also pay more attention to their grooming nowadays, also have their own list of eyebrows to copy…

    Jason Dy conquers Malaysian music scene

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    PH’s Voice of R&B successfully debuts first single in Kuala Lumpur Since winning the second season of “The Voice of the Philippines,” Jason Dy has been going places. Besides releasing a debut album with three hit singles (“Caught In That Feeling,” “Milagro,” “Walang Iwanan”), playing with “Asap’s” Soul Sessions, performing…

    The science and art of microblading

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    Brooke Shields, Cara Delevingne, Kim Kardashian —these are just but three of the many celebrities whose bold and perfect arches have been the envy of women all over the world. Some men, who also pay more attention to their grooming nowadays, also have their own list of eyebrows to copy…

    Leading the ‘Mega City By The Bay’ to prosperity

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    “Serbisyo lang po.” This is the guiding principle of Mayor Edwin Olivarez in discharging his duties as the elected chief executive of the urban hub that is Parañaque. As host city to Terminal 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, high-end establishments and the entertainment and gaming havens of City…