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    First read IS it the media or the event? Do we blame the dancer or the dance? By the time Senator Leila de Lima was arrested by the authorities yesterday, I was weary of the story and the spectacle. Philippine media are so adept in covering breaking news blow-by-blow, minute-by-minute,…

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    THERE’s no gainsaying it any longer. Cyber technology is the ultimate wonder of the age. It has spawned the maximum space and milieu for the creation and dissemination of information. It has negated polarization in the physical dimension, including that intimate distance between the genitals of the opposite sexes. For…

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    POVERTY remains a problem after more than a century of mining operations in the country, and it’s time to allow communities destroyed by mining to “breathe,” Environment Secretary Regina Paz “Gina” Lopez said on Friday. Speaking to The Manila Times editorial team, Lopez vowed to transform mining communities that would…

    Leila’s arrest ‘political harassment’ – Robredo

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    FRIDAY’S arrest of Sen. Leila de Lima is based on flimsy charges and a product of political harassment, Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo declared Friday, as Catholic bishops called on the Duterte government to give the embattled lawmaker a fair shake. Robredo, titular head of the Liberal Party that…

    Time for DepEd, CHEd to man up

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    THE Department of Education (DepEd) surely needs to take lessons in crisis management, unless of course it considers the recent tragedy that snuffed the lives of more than a dozen young students and seriously injured scores more as strictly a concern alone of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd). It…

    ‘Scheduling’ snags China official’s visit

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    ‘Recent remarks’ of Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay about China’s construction activities in the South China Sea were not the reason why a scheduled visit to the Philippines of the Chinese commerce minister was postponed by Beijing. This was clarified on Friday by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang,…

    Foreign investment Q4 pledges fall 9.3%

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    Investment pledges by foreign investors in the Philippines fell 9.3 percent year-on-year in the last quarter of 2016, reversing a 45.6 percent increase in the corresponding 2015 period, official data showed on Friday. Data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that foreign investments approved by the seven government…

    James triple-double lifts Cavs over Knicks

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    LOS ANGELES: LeBron James recorded his sixth triple-double of the season on Thursday (Friday in Manila) as the Cleveland Cavaliers maintained their mastery over the New York Knicks with a 119-104 NBA triumph. James scored 18 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and handed out 15 assists for the 48th regular-season…

    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…

    I’m staying at Manchester United, says Rooney

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    LONDON: Wayne Rooney said Thursday (Friday in Manila) he was staying with Manchester United following persistent speculation he could make a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League. British media reports said Rooney’s agent, Paul Stretford, had been in China speaking to interested clubs but the United and England captain…

    Cleaning house

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    It’s been a long time com-ing but better late than never. After years of being the league’s laughing stock, the once proud and mighty Lakers franchise has finally pressed the long awaited reset button. Owner and president Jeanie Buss fired long-time general manager Mitch Kupchak and her brother executive vice-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…

    Pinay karateka sets eyes on Olympics

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    A native of Canelar Triplet, Zamboanga City, Heiddy Chloe Angeles, 19, is beauty and brawn shining in her chosen sport of karatedo. Angeles is a member of the Philippine Typhoons, the national team of the Philippine Karatedo Federation (PKF). National coach David Lay and PKF Secretary-General Raymund Lee Reyes seeing…

    Fishkill hits rivers in Negros town

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    BACOLOD CITY: The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) is investigating reports of a fishkill in rivers of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental affecting three barangay (villages). Joan Nathaniel Gerangaya, CENRO chief, said they sent a team to validate the reports received by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)…

    China continues to militarize South China Sea—experts

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    WASHINGTON, D.C.: Recent satellite imagery appears to show China is completing structures intended to house surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) on a series of artificial islands in the South China Sea, a Washington think-tank said Thursday. According to images published by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, the structures are being installed on…

    Rica Peralejo writes a book on her inner transformation

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    Rica Peralejo has lived most of her life under the spotlight. The public saw her grow up on the small, initially as a child star in ABS-CBN’s popular youth oriented variety show Ang TV in 1992 and then through her teens as GMA Network’s T.G.I.S. in 1995. Between making television…

    Rica Peralejo writes a book on her inner transformation

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    Rica Peralejo has lived most of her life under the spotlight. The public saw her grow up on the small, initially as a child star in ABS-CBN’s popular youth oriented variety show Ang TV in 1992 and then through her teens as GMA Network’s T.G.I.S. in 1995. Between making television…

    The Porsche Panamera revealed

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    TWO words that generally aren’t thought of as belonging in the same sentence are “Porsche” and “sedan,” but with the unveiling of the second-generation Panamera, the Stuttgart automaker has cemented its place as a creator of the improbable. Revealed to the Philippines last Thursday evening at PGA Cars’ Porsche Centre…

    Celebs get ‘cheesy’ as iconic snacks join forces

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    Former beauty queen Shamcey Supsup-Lee (Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up) and husband Lloyd Lee, real life couple Aubrey Miles and Troy Montero, dance floor queen Regine Tolentino and up and coming actress Stephanie Sol led throngs of snackers in a one of a kind snack party. Held at Glorietta Activity…

    PNB Chair Flor Tarriela’s secret garden 

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    Idleness is not in Florencia “Flor” Gozon Tarriela’s vocabulary. For over 40 years, she has been serving the banking and finance industry tirelessly and triumphantly, while actively working with numerous organizations to help better the lives of Filipinos. A graduate of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major…