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TOO MANY OVERSEAS JUNKETS – DUTERTE

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday fired Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor chairman James Mark Terry Ridon and four other commissioners, saying they rarely conducted hearings and yet found the time for junkets abroad. In remarks at Malacañang, Duterte blasted the commission’s top officials, particularly Ridon, a former student activist,…

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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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“And as they drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, ‘Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has not ordered the resumption of “Oplan Tokhang” and “Oplan Double Barrel”, the campaign of the Philippine National Police (PNP) against illegal drugs, a Malacanang spokesman said on Tuesday. Secretary Harry Roque issued the clarification after Duterte ordered the return of the PNP to the war on…

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Duterte wants Sanofi to refund govt

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has thrown his support on the Department of Health’s (DoH) bid for a full refund for the dengue vaccine it brought from French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur, Malacañang said on Tuesday. In a news conference, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said Duterte would go after individuals who…

Duterte wants Sanofi to refund govt

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has thrown his support on the Department of Health’s (DoH) bid for a full refund for the dengue vaccine it brought from French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur, Malacañang said on Tuesday. In a news conference, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said Duterte would go after individuals who…

Duterte wants Sanofi to refund govt

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has thrown his support on the Department of Health’s (DoH) bid for a full refund for the dengue vaccine it brought from French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur, Malacañang said on Tuesday. In a news conference, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said Duterte would go after individuals who…

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Fitch upgrade validates Duterte economic policy

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In a definite win for the Duterte administration, Fitch Ratings on Monday gave the Philippines a credit-rating upgrade that could only be seen as a validation of the government’s economic policy. Fitch, one of the “Big 3” credit rating agencies and the most pessimistic on the Philippines’ creditworthiness, joined Standard…

NBP drug lords still top shabu suppliers

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Drug lords detained at the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) whom President Rodrigo Duterte identified last year as the sources of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu that reaches various parts of the country, including Metro Manila (National Capital Region or NCR), have remained as principal sources of the illegal drug. This revelation…

RCBC fires back at Bangladesh Bank

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Central bank accused of concealing ‘everything it could’ Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) on Tuesday accused Bangladesh Bank of covering-up its faults in last year’s multibillion-dollar cyberheist, responding to a government minister’s threat to “wipe out” the Philippine lender. In a statement on Tuesday, the RCBC claimed the theft was…

 

 

Warriors, Rockets roll on as Celtics crash

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LOS ANGELES: The Golden State Warriors shrugged off the absence of Stephen Curry to edge past the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) as a depleted Boston Celtics crashed to defeat against the Chicago Bulls. The injured Curry and Draymond Green were both missing from the Warriors line-up…

Warriors, Rockets roll on as Celtics crash

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LOS ANGELES: The Golden State Warriors shrugged off the absence of Stephen Curry to edge past the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) as a depleted Boston Celtics crashed to defeat against the Chicago Bulls. The injured Curry and Draymond Green were both missing from the Warriors line-up…


 

Mayor convicted for using private contractor’s vehicle

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NAGA CITY, Camarines Sur: For using the vehicle of a private contractor who has transactions with his office, the former mayor of Garchitorena, Camarines Sur was convicted of graft by the Sandiganbayan. The decision of the Sandiganbayan’s 7th Division handed down on November 10, however, parried an imprisonment penalty for former…

Putin withdraws troops from Syria

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ANKARA: Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) for the last leg of a day-long diplomatic dash, during which he ordered the partial withdrawal of Russia’s troops from the war-torn country. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Putin at his…

 

 

Boardroom Watch

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Street-smart savvy helps businessman succeed in two disparate fields When other teenagers were planning their summer vacation or prepping for college entrance exams, Charles Paw was worrying about ways to make a living. “My father (Carlos) had told me early on that he would only support me until high school,”…

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Elle Fragrances It’s never too early to impart the habit for good grooming. Knowing this, Elle has introduced a trio of scents for the young until their teenhood. “So Cute!,” is an alcohol-free and hypoallergenic perfume for babies, while “So Pretty!” is perfect for little misses with its mix of…

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Coach X Selena Gomez Collection Reinventing an age-old American brand to catch the eye of a fickle and demanding generation of shoppers can be quite a challenge, but one that British designer Stuart Vevers passionately accepted when he joined Coach in 2013. And now, with the country’s pop sweetheart Selena…

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SM Greenbag One never runs out of the need for a reusable shopping bag – especially since there’s just so many people to buy presents for during this festive season. Now on its 10th year, the SM Greenbag of SM Markets is being released on a limited capacity. Sporting stylish…

PCSO, Metro Manila Turf Club sign MOA

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MAKATI CITY: The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) headed by General Manager Alexander Balutan together with the representatives of the PCSO Racing Committee signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Metro Manila Turf Club, Inc. on December 1 at the Manila Golf Country Club in Makati City for the holding…

The Comedy Queen marries her prince

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First-rate comedienne AiAi de las Alas and her fiancé of three years, Gerald Sibayan, wed in a star-studded ceremony at the Christ the King Church in Green Meadows, Quezon City on Tuesday. As reported by The Manila Times Entertainment columnist Lhar Santiago, the “Comedy Queen” turned very emotional during the…

Now with a Mercedes-AMG heart

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British luxury sports car maker Aston Martin took the covers off its new Vantage, along with its racing version, the Vantage GTE, last November, replacing the previous generation Ian Callum designed Vantage that was around in the market since 2005. With the old Vantage being the bestselling model in Aston…

PCSO, Metro Manila Turf Club sign MOA

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MAKATI CITY: The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) headed by General Manager Alexander Balutan together with the representatives of the PCSO Racing Committee signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Metro Manila Turf Club, Inc. on December 1 at the Manila Golf Country Club in Makati City for the holding…

COCO MARTIN: Out to prove good guys are cool

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“Bakit kapag matino ka, tingin sa iyo ng mil–lennials hindi ka cool?” Television and mo­­vie actor Coco Mar­tin’s rhetorical question above—roughly translated to why millen­nials think good guys are the opposite of cool—has defined, guided and effectively changed the course of his career in the last few years. In 2015, Martin—dubbed…

PCSO, Metro Manila Turf Club sign MOA

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MAKATI CITY: The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) headed by General Manager Alexander Balutan together with the representatives of the PCSO Racing Committee signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Metro Manila Turf Club, Inc. on December 1 at the Manila Golf Country Club in Makati City for the holding…

The Lookbook

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Gender-less fashion has become common through the years, hitting display windows of clothing stores, becoming the highlight on the runway, making it to the collections of fashion brands, and enveloping street wear. But androgynous fashion is more than just women wearing trousers and tuxedos, or men wearing skirts and tight…

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A behind-the-scenes look at fashion styling We’ve heard this countless of times, the world of fashion isn’t really as glamorous as it looks. Call it cliché, but for us who are working tirelessly on the sidelines, getting something done—be it for a magazine editorial, a celebrity appearance, or for an…

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THELOOKBOOK went OOTN hunting at Escolta Block Party and while most people went to the event in basics, we were able to find a few who stood out with smart use of colors, mix-and-matching, and great styling. From the waist up, KB Manolo looked like a regular attendee. But you…

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I recently attended the wedding of a kabarkada, where I happened to be part of the entourage as a bridesmaid. Normally, I would not go to great lengths to prep for a wedding. I would just make sure I had nice makeup on, fix my hair, and wear the required…