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President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday hit the United States anew, this time for failing to stop Beijing’s island-building activities in the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). In his remarks during the celebration of Mindoro People’s Day in Oriental Mindoro, Duterte narrated his recent meeting with US Ambassador Sung…

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AS a former newspaper editor, I am puzzled why the New York Times did not use its seasoned reporters and correspondents, and used instead contributors and pre-packaged materials to take part in the oust-Duterte conspiracy. I am equally puzzled why Singapore has become such an…

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WHEN Vice-President Leni Robredo and her three daughters dine in Malacañang with President Rodrigo Duterte, one possible dinner topic is the anti-drug campaign. Not the users and traffickers killed, arrested or surrendered, nor the value of narcotics seized and labs dismantled. Rather, President Duterte may let the VP read the…

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DFA twice denied China’s bid to explore Benham Rise

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THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday bared it had rejected China’s request to conduct scientific research at Benham Rise twice and that the reported activity of Chinese survey ships in the area last year may not have had permission from the agency. Maria Lourdes Montero, acting executive director…

What’s wrong with dinner?

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IT’S propitious for the country when its top two leaders, while belonging to opposing parties, get to meet and break bread once in a while. There is much air to clear between President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, especially with all the silly impeachment talk of…

Hungary offers to help automate PH farming

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Seeing the Philippines as an agricultural country, Hungarian Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Péter Szijjárto said his country could be a big help to Filipino farmers by automating farming in the countryside. “Hungary too is primarily an agricultural country and our export over gross domestic product [GDP] is more than…

PH income inequality rising – ADB report

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The Philippines is one of the countries in Asia-Pacific where income inequality is increasing, along with China, India, Indonesia and the Russian Federation, despite economic gains in the region, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said. The Manila-based bank acknowledged that the Philippines has been taking measures to address the problem.…

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Warriors hold off Rockets despite Harden triple-double

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LOS ANGELES: Stephen Curry scored 32 points as the Golden State Warriors withstood Houston star James Harden’s 20th triple-double of the season in a 113-106 NBA victory over the Rockets on Tuesday. The league-leading Warriors stretched their winning streak to eight games, thwarting the Rockets’ comeback bid and sending fans…

Triumphant Englishman Lewton

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England’s Steve Lewton (right) receives his trophy from Solaire President and Chief Operating Officer Thomas Arasi after bagging the Solaire Philippine Open crown with a playoff victory over Johannes Veerman at The Country Club last Sunday.

Azkals impressive in victory over Nepal

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Thomas Dooley was satisfied with the Philippine men’s football team’s 4-1 demolition of Nepal at the start of the third round of the Asian Cup qualifiers on Tuesday at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium. Dooley made special mention of the Azkals’ improved offense against their opponent and said the victory…

Another bum fight

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In my column last week, I did not hold back my criticism of unbeaten knockout artist Gennady Golovkin (37-0 with 33 KOs) who the weekend beat Daniel Jacobs (32-2 with 29 KOs) via unanimous decision. While Golovkin registered a knockdown in the fight, the Kazakh fighter’s weaknesses were clearly exposed.…

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…

Salamat races to a new challenge

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With four years of professional cycling experience, Marella Vania Sala­mat is regarded as the one of the Philippine stalwarts in this male-dominated sport. Early this month, the former bowler turned cyclist improved her standing from ninth last year to eighth this year in the nine-leg Biwase Cup Tour of Vietnam. Salamat…

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NPA burns firms’ heavy equipment in NLuzon

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MADDELA, Quirino: The Fortunato Camus Command of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating in Cagayan Valley has admitted burning five construction equipment owned by two companies in Cagayan and Quirino provinces in Northern Luzon. A statement released on Tuesday said the burning of the equipment was a “punishment,” for the…

Indonesian president open to death penalty review

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JAKARTA: Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo said he would restore a moratorium on the death penalty if he won the backing of the people, after a spate of executions that drew international condemnation. Widodo declared an anti-drugs campaign soon after coming to power in 2014 and refused all requests for pardons…

Big name foreign acts fire up PH summer concert scene

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As summer heats up the country, it also fires up the concert scene with big name foreign acts lined up, most notably Coldplay, who will perform in Manila in a few days. The artists and groups offering a variety of music to satisfy different tastes include Fifth Harmony, The Tide,…

Big name foreign acts fire up PH summer concert scene

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As summer heats up the country, it also fires up the concert scene with big name foreign acts lined up, most notably Coldplay, who will perform in Manila in a few days. The artists and groups offering a variety of music to satisfy different tastes include Fifth Harmony, The Tide,…

Manila Fashion Festival’s third year of style evolution

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Philippine fashion continues to spread its wings. This was proven by the third year and sixth season of the Manila Fashion Festival (MFF)—a bi-annual runway event—which successfully held its run from March 21 to 24 at The Marquee in Edsa Shangri-La Manila. Reputed as one of the biggest and most…

Bringing the best of hospitality to a ‘New World’

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New World Manila Bay Hotel general manager Mark Heywood always carries with him a booklet that outlines the guiding principles of the hospitality brand’s character—“Ways We Work.” The aubergine-colored two-by-three-inch booklet lists five qualities that the 300-strong staff of executives and employees of the hotel must know by heart in…