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    AFTER MONTH-LONG OFFENSIVE, MILITARY WARNS

    AFTER a month of fighting in Marawi, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday admitted for the first time it would be hard to flush the remaining Islamic State (IS)-linked Maute terrorists out of the city. Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla Jr., the AFP spokesman, described the armed conflict…

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    FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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    Writer’s note: In yesterday’s issue, The Manila Times wrote: “Palace denies Tatad’s claim Duterte had mild stroke.” I never made any such claim. I reported on Monday, quoting Cabinet sources, what Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. was said to have told some members of the Cabinet last Friday about the President’s health. Nothing would make me happier than to know the President never visited Cardinal Santos Medical Center, and never had any procedure of any kind. Mr. Evasco will have to deny ever having…

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    THE Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia on Thursday agreed to work together to thwart the flow of money into terrorist groups as well as their communications systems, to stem the spread of Islamic State (IS) adherents in the region. Top diplomats of the three neighboring countries reaffirmed their governments’ commitment to…

    8 dead after BIFF attack in Cotabato

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    ‘Situation back to normal’ EIGHT people, including six terrorists, were killed following Wednesday’s attack by the Islamic State (IS)-linked Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in North Cotabato, but the situation was “back to normal,” the military said. The two others killed were civilian Towan Dading Esmael, 61, and Abraham Sakilan…

    BPI’s human error and the Senate’s inquisition

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    “THIS is human error; there was no hacking.” With those words, Chuchi Fonacier, Bangko Sentral assistant governor for supervision and examination, sought to explain the incident that took place at the Bank of the Philippine Islands on June 7 and for two days disabled the bank’s online and automatic teller…

    Manila village head survives ambush

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    A village chairman in Port Area, Manila who had just attended an event hosted by Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada was ambushed by four men on two motorcycles Wednesday night at the corner of Roxas Blvd. and Quirino Avenue. Kristo Hispano, 37, sustained five gunshot wounds but survived. Two police officers…

    BSP holds rates; cuts inflation forecast

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    The Philippine central bank’s Monetary Board decided on Thursday to keep its key interest rates steady, with “manageable” price trends prompting a downward revision to its inflation outlook for 2017. “The Monetary Board’s decision is based on its assessment that the outlook for inflation continues to be manageable,” Bangko Sentral…

     

     

    KaTropa eye 2-0 lead vs Beermen

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    TNT KaTropa head coach Nash Racela knows their Game 1 win means nothing especially against a top caliber team like San Miguel Beer. Entering Game 2 today, Racela hopes the KaTropa can keep their focus as they gun for a commanding 2-0 lead against the Beermen in the Philippine Basketball…

    Ronaldo on target in Portugal win

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    MOSCOW: Cristiano Ronaldo brushed aside his off-field problems by scoring the winner as Portugal edged out hosts Russia 1-0 at the Confederations Cup on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila), before Oribe Peralta gave Mexico a come-from-behind 2-1 win over New Zealand. Ronaldo’s eighth-minute header in Moscow gave Portugal their first win…

    Bizarre glove triangle

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    The novelty behind the August 26 showdown between mixed martial artist Conor McGregor and multi-division boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the primary reason why the matchup is raking in a lot of media mileage. Despite the fact that the fight will be strictly held under boxing rules, fight fans…

    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…

    Henderson off to hot start at Meijer Classic

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    GRAND RAPIDS, United States: Brooke Henderson shot a bogey-free eight-under 63, her lowest round of the season, to take a one-shot lead atop a crowded leaderboard at the LPGA Tour’s Meijer Classic on Thursday (Friday in Manila). The 19-year-old Canadian is searching for her first win of 2017 and she…

    House to CA: Explain ‘Ilocos 6’ release order

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    The House of Representatives on Thursday said it will not recall the show-cause order it issued against three Court of Appeals (CA) justices who had ordered the release of six Ilocos Norte government employees under probe over alleged misuse of more than P66 million in tobacco funds. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez…

    Tillerson urges China to put more pressure on NKorea

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    WASHINGTON, D.C.: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) urged Chinese officials to apply greater diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea to force Pyongyang to rein in its nuclear weapons program. Tillerson’s remarks came after he and Pentagon chief Jim Mattis met with the Chinese…

    Glaiza de Castro’s elusive ‘Mr. Right’

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    PLUS: Popular Korean actor to do soap in PH; young actress cries bucket of tears over losing loveteam with handsome star The moment her taping for “Encantadia” was done, Glaiza de Castro packed her bags and flew to South Korea for much needed rest. She had planned this trip a…

    Glaiza de Castro’s elusive ‘Mr. Right’

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    PLUS: Popular Korean actor to do soap in PH; young actress cries bucket of tears over losing loveteam with handsome star The moment her taping for “Encantadia” was done, Glaiza de Castro packed her bags and flew to South Korea for much needed rest. She had planned this trip a…

    Off to new adventures

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    The German-based carmaker Audi has done it again. Very recently, Audi has extended its Q family with a compact SUV unlike any other. The Audi Q2 is an urban-type vehicle for everyday driving and recreation, bundling a progressive design and great driving pleasure along a high level of functionality. When…

    It’s the right time for S Maison

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    Why the two-storey luxury mall inside Conrad Manila took a year to formally hold its grand launch The evening of June 14 had the makings of a grand festivity—colorful lights, upbeat music, overflowing food and drinks and a well-curated fashion show to cap off a program witnessed by hundreds of…

    Stephen CuUnjieng on raising a brood of achievers

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    There are some children who grow up with a desire to impress their parents, especially their fathers. Career-wise, they strive to follow in their elder’s footsteps whether they are truly interested in their profession or simply to continue a legacy. On the other hand, it is neither unusual for those…

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    Boardroom Watch

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    An oil executive has faith in people’s potential There is no mask and no one behind it, eager to present a best face forward during this expansive and usually revealing BoardRoom Watch interview. Francis Glenn Yu, president and CEO of Seaoil Philippines, the country’s largest independent fuel company and the…

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    Audemars Piguet Think exceptional chronograph wristwatches with creatively designed dials, think Audemars Piguet, the unique hand behind these masterpieces for well over 80 years. This year, the Royal Oak Chronograph celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a new range of chronographs that hark back to the looks first introduced in 2008.…

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    The Body Shop These charcoal-coated brushes may feel softer than a squirrel’s tail but fear not, The Body Shop’s specialist synthetic hairs are 100 percent cruelty-free and their FSC wooden handles sustainably sourced. Designed to master the hottest make-up trends and complement the brand’s coveted range of essentials, these expert…

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    Pili Oil To the Filipinos in the Bicol region, the pili tree is known as the “Tree of Hope”. Much like the ubquitious coconut, everything from it can be made useful, from the edible nuts to the sturdy bark. But for pili advocate Rosalina Tan-Ong, its true treasure is the…