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WITH more than 1,000 dead and after nearly five months of fighting, Marawi City is free from the stranglehold of terrorists. President Rodrigo Duterte declared the liberation of Marawi on Tuesday following the deaths of the top two Islamist State-linked terrorist leaders who attacked the city. Duterte made the announcement…

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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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THERE are a couple of profoundly sensational things President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to do, and he’s got us on tenterhooks waiting to see what he will finally do. Given his well-known track record, no one knows if he really means what he says, and what truly motivates him. Where crime…

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THE two-day transport strike that ended on Tuesday was “generally peaceful” although it failed to paralyze public transport services, a spokesman for the Philippine National Police (PNP) said. “The strike protests were closely monitored by security forces in coordination with designated marshalls,” Chief Supt. Dionardo Carlos said in a statement.…

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SEN. Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday said the military must be allowed to finish its “final assault” against the remaining terrorists cornered in Marawi City before martial law is lifted in Mindanao. Some senators said the government must also focus on the reconstruction of war-torn Marawi following President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration…

Military wants stronger laws to prevent IS return

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THE government has yet to officially declare the defeat of IS-inspired Maute extremist group with the death of Isnilon Hapilon, the designated emir of the Islamic State (IS) in Southeast Asia, and Omarkhayam Maute during a daring military operation, but the military has stressed the need to strengthen security laws…

TRANSPORT STRIKE

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No rest for our troops even in victory

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Death came before dawn for the two top leaders of the terrorist rebellion in Marawi City – Omarkhayam “Omar” Maute and Isnilon Hapilon, the Abu Sayyaf leader who was the emir of the Islamic State (IS) in Southeast Asia. On social media, accounts are beginning to emerge of how the…

Next strike may be longer, warns big transport group

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After calling its second day of strike “successful,” transport group Piston on Tuesday warned of a longer protest if President Rodrigo Duterte does not talk to them and hear their pleas along with other groups condemning the public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program. “Kung kinakailangan ngang gawing isang linggo, gagawin…

PSEi flirts with 8,500, hits new all-time high

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The stock market soared to new heights on Tuesday as investors cheered the government’s announcement of the liberation of Marawi City, ending the day at a fresh record just short of the 8,500 level. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi), which gained 0.59 percent or 49.80 points to close at…

 

 

Arellano, Letran force playoff for last Final 4 spot

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Levi Dela Cruz came through with an explosive performance as Arellano University (AU) routed a hapless Mapua University (MU), 81-64, to bolster its Final Four bid in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 93 basketball tournament on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City. Dela…

PH shooters shine in 2017 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XVIII

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Members of the Philippine Team (left of podium) Jeufro Emil “Jag” Lejano, Wilfredo Martin Jr., Bernardo Mari V. Alejandro and William Magalong have won silver medals in the Team Classic category (overall) of the 2017 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XVIII held at Châteauroux, France, from August 28 to September 3.…

Azkals move up in FIFA ranking

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The Philippine men’s national football team has achieved its second-best ranking in history. In the latest world rankings update released by the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA), the Philippine Azkals ascended to the 116th spot, seven places up from their previous ranking. It was just one notch behind the…

Iceland (350K people); PH (4.7M drug users)

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There is an estimated total drug market of 4.7 million drug users in the country, according to Isidro Lapeña, former director-general of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). Lapena, now Bureau of Customs chief, made the estimate on June 14 this year during the 15th anniversary of the PDEA. President…

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…

11-year old swimmer sets sight on 2024 Olympics

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Philippine Swimming League (PSL) standout Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh bagged five gold medals in the Palarong Pam­bansa qualifying tour­nament held at the Olivarez Swimming Pool in Parañaque City. Representing Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque, the 11-year old Mojdeh dominated all her individual events the girls’ elementary division to earn a spot…


 

Army seizes BIFF guns, explosives

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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: Soldiers belonging to the Philippine Army’s 6th Infantry Division (6th ID) based in Camp Siongco, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, acting on tips from civilians, seized war materiel belonging to the Islamic State-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Maguindanao on Monday, a high official said. Capt. Arvin…

EU blacklists NKorean army over weapons program

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LUXEMBOURG: The European Union blacklisted the North Korean army on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) as part of fresh sanctions aimed at punishing the pariah regime for its nuclear and ballistic weapons programs. Foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg signed off a new package of measures including a ban on investments in…




 

 

A mother’s nourishing hand

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More than the physical nourishment our children need, the fulfillment of their dreams as society’s leaders and builders are shaped by how we nurture and nourish them today. Last week, Republic Cement invited me to grace their series of school visits in Batangas to launch “Lusog Tibay” campaign in partnership…

Maxine Medina begins movie screen reign

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After relinquishing her Binibining Pilipinas crown in April, beauty queen Maxine Medina has crossed over to acting as part of the cast of the upcoming OctoArts Pictures movie, “Spirit of The Glass 2: The Haunted.” While she had a cameo in 2014’s “Beauty in a Bottle” starring Angelica Panganiban, it…

All-new Audi Q5 lands in PH soil

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Those seeking a truly high-end SUV with a Teutonic character should have reason to rejoice with the launch of the all-new Audi Q5 in Philippine soil. So it was a night to remember as Audi Philippines launched its all-new Audi Q5 at the Manila Polo Club last October 11, 2017.…

A mother’s nourishing hand

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More than the physical nourishment our children need, the fulfillment of their dreams as society’s leaders and builders are shaped by how we nurture and nourish them today. Last week, Republic Cement invited me to grace their series of school visits in Batangas to launch “Lusog Tibay” campaign in partnership…

Hanjin lands PH in Top 5 shipbuilding countries

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As a former US naval base, Subic is ideal for marine and shipbuilding industries. Its deep waters, calm seas, skilled workforce and attractive incentives for manufacturers in the export processing zone has made it perfect for Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co., Ltd. (HHIC) to expand its operations outside Korea.…

Boardroom Watch

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Former investment banker builds empire on feel good products In 1977, Josie Cruz Natori walked away from a ball-breaking position as Merrill-Lynch’s first female vice-president of investment banking. It startled her peers on Wall Street. It dismayed her parents Felipe F. Cruz and Angelita Almeda Cruz back in Manila.…

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Tadashi Shoji Renowned red-carpet designer Tadashi Shoji delights the fashion faithful with a collection that’s truly reflective of a liberating movement: floral brocade set on extravagant coats, illuminating sequin drapes that gently cling to a woman’s curves and sensuous velvet gowns in vibrant royal blue, forest green and cardinal red.…

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Montblanc Time Walker Collection Continuing the motor racing theme, the new Montblanc Time Walker Chronograph Automatic is rooted in the world of racing with details that recall the golden years of motoring. The vintage car codes are visible throughout the watch, starting with the 43mm stainless steel case that has…

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Kenzo Created for the dynamic woman on-the-go, Kenzo World by notable perfumer Francis Kurkdijan infuses freshness, femininity and power in a bouquet of blossoms that captures the essence of Peony, Jasmine and sensuous Ambroxa. Presented in an eye-shaped bottled designed by Patrick Li, manifesting the “all-seeing eye,” Kenzo World becomes…