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AN election watcher on Tuesday accused the Commission on Elections of lying when it said that 1,356 extra vote-counting machines (VCMs) kept in a Santa Rosa, Laguna warehouse were not used in the May 2016 polls, following the discovery that some secure digital (SD) cards in the machines contained data.…

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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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A devout and gentle friend has suggested that I lock up my laptop, look for a crevice in a rock somewhere, where (like a sea gull) I could bury my head while the storm blows, for a storm (he says) is coming, which would be quite nasty to everyone who…

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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THE Supreme Court in a decision last November 22, by a vote of eight to five, dealt a devastating blow to the nation’s policy of economic nationalism that had been enshrined in the 1987 Constitution. This decision involves the case filed in 2007 alleging that the Philippine Long Distance Telephone…

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It was truly an evening of beauty and grace at the Miss Universe Governor’s Ball on Monday night as 86 candidates to 65th pageant gathered for their official welcome to the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay, with organization president Paula Shugart expressing deep admiration and appreciation for…

‘Broken promises’: Reds say peace deal unlikely soon

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COMMUNIST rebels waging one of Asia’s longest insurgencies said Tuesday a peace pact was likely not achievable before 2019, in a blow to the government’s hopes of securing a deal this year. Ahead of fresh peace talks in Rome, Italy on January 19 to 25, the National Democratic Front of…

Who’s afraid of Ramon Ang?

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AND why has his San Miguel Corporation been excluded by the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. or PSALM from the chosen list of power companies bidding for the 650-megawatt Malaya thermal power plant in Pililla, Rizal? As stated in the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (the…

Wipe out terrorist groups, regional Army chief told

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MAJOR General Carlito Galvez Jr. of the Philippine Army has been named as the new commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom). Galvez’s designation, according to a military official, was in line with the AFP’s target to decimate the extremist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)…

PH infra to gain from China-Japan $ pledges

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The Philippine infrastructure sector will continue to benefit as China, Japan and other developed countries compete for economic and political influence on the country through pledges of development assistance and investment, Fitch-owned BMI Research said in its latest report. “Competition between China, Japan and other regional powers for economic and…

Warriors humble Cavaliers, 126-91

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LOS ANGELES: The Golden State War-riors crushed the Cleveland Cavaliers 126-91 on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), snapping a four-game losing streak against the reigning NBA champions. In the season’s second meeting between the teams that dueled in the past two NBA championship series, the Warriors started fast and never let…

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…

FIFA warns Liverpool over Matip selection

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ZURICH: FIFA warned Liverpool on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) they can’t play Joel Matip unless Africa Cup of Nations participants Cameroon give the Premier League title-chasers permission. The key central defender missed Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday amid a disagreement over his international status and he could…

Pinoys as ice hockey players

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If the Philippines were sending a field hockey team to the 2018 Winter Olympics, Filipinos most likely would be shocked because this sport is played on grass, not ice. But if the country were fielding an ice hockey squad to the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan, this February,…

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…

Becoming a better person through badminton

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Badminton player Steffi Denise Aquino remembers clearly how her face hit the taraflex floor when she was still learning the sport as a10-year-old girl. But she pressed on and is now a bemedalled athlete in her chosen sport. Before her collegiate playing years, Aquino has already won three gold medals…

Cebu village chief, councilmen face raps

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The village chief of Barangay Ermita in Cebu City and members of his council were accused before the Office of the Ombudsman for refusing to cooperate with operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) during a raid on drug dens in their area. PDEA Director General Isidro Lapeña identified…

Obama warns Trump not to jettison Iran nuclear deal

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Barack Obama on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) marked the first anniversary of the nuclear deal with Iran by emphasizing its “significant and concrete results” and warning against undoing a pact supported by the world’s major powers. In language that seemed clearly directed at incoming president Donald…

Ian Veneracion back in his element

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Former-matinee idol returns to horror genre with award-winning cast in ‘Ilawod’ Viewers are swooning over Ian Veneracion what with his “ideal man” roles in dramas and romantic comedies as of late. The former matinee idol turned action star found himself catapulted to fame once more when he played the successful…

Ian Veneracion back in his element

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Former-matinee idol returns to horror genre with award-winning cast in ‘Ilawod’ Viewers are swooning over Ian Veneracion what with his “ideal man” roles in dramas and romantic comedies as of late. The former matinee idol turned action star found himself catapulted to fame once more when he played the successful…

Continental Supersports: the world’s fastest four-seater

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Welcome the new Bentley Continental Supersports, the most powerful production Bentley in the world to date. And the world’s fastest four-seater. Unlike the previous Supersports, which got rid of the rear seats to reduce unsprung weight, Bentley retained the rear seats for the new model and added more power. The…

PCSO pays tribute to Dr. Jose P. Rizal

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BY LAURA JACINTO AND PHOTOS BY ERIC DELOS REYES PCSO General Manager Alexander F. Balutan and employees of the national cha­rity organization joined other government agencies in observing the 120th anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s martyrdom on December 30, 2016 at the Luneta Park in Manila. President Rodrigo Roa…

Maxine Medina, an ‘empowered’ beauty

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26-year-old Binibining Pilipinas is all set to win the Miss Universe crown Binibining Pilipinas talent scouts invited Maria Mika Maxine Peñaranda Medina to join the country’s foremost beauty pageant as early as 2012, but an existing advertising contract prevented her from entering the contest. Apparently, her endorsement brand was a…