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    VACC PRESSES ON

    THE Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) has formally asked the House of Representatives to conduct an investigation into the killing of a South Korean shipping official by police right inside Camp Crame. In a letter to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, VACC founding chairman Dante Jimenez urged the House to…

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    RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO A BRIEF HISTORY OF NATIONALISM’S BREAKDOWN IN OUR COUNTRY

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    WHILE the new US President Donald Trump is inarguably a demagogic megalomaniac, he demonstrated a streak of genius, or a deep insight into his countrymen’s feelings, that made him win, when he made his campaign battle cries “America First” as well as “We will make America great again.” While some…

    FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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    YESTERDAY, the United States, the United Nations, and the European Union were at the receiving end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s caustic tongue. Today, it is the Catholic Church, its bishops and priests. I suggest that the Catholic laity, who constitute the vast majority of the Church’s faithful, not just the…

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    Robredo to Duterte: Respect Church, critics

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    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte should respect critics of his anti-drug war, including Catholic clergy, Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo said over the weekend. Robredo was reacting to the President’s remarks last week that Catholic priests did not have moral ascendancy over him given their own scandals. “We are in extraordinary…

    Let Filipino resilience triumph over Trump’s policies

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    “AMERICA First.” Full of spine-tingling conviction, billionaire-turned-politician Donald J. Trump uttered those two words during his inaugural speech as the 45th President of the United States in Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., at 12 noon on Friday (1 a.m. Saturday, Manila time), and immediately repeated the phrase for emphasis, practically setting…

    Gov’t, NDF form monitoring body on human rights

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    THE government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) have formed a Joint Monitoring Committee on human rights, a move that could help speed up the signing a final peace agreement between the government and communist rebels. The agreement, signed on Saturday in Rome, contained supplemental guidelines for…

    GDP 2016 growth avg seen at 6.8% – analysts

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    Still up from 5.9% in 2015 despite Q4 2016 slowdown Philippine economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2016 likely slowed from the third quarter and the year-earlier rates, most analysts polled by The Manila Times said, but their estimates for the whole of last year still averaged higher than…

    Aces eliminate Floodbuster, Gilas pool bared

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    Alaska leaned on a solid performance of Vic Manuel and Calvin Abueva to crush Mahindra, 107-91, on Sunday to strengthen its chances for a quarterfinal playoff bid in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 42 Philippine Cup at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City. The former Philippine School of Business Administration…

    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…

    UST takes home Ang Liga title

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    University of Santo Tomas (UST) edged Ateneo de Manila University, 1-0, (ADMU) to bring home the crown in the 14th season of Ang Liga on Sunday at the Moro Lorenzo Field in Quezon City. The Growling Tigers completed their fairytale run in this year’s collegiate pre-season football tournament with a…

    TIP tourney now on its fourth year

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    Let’s get to know another successful college basketball pre-season tournament, called the Engr. Demetrio Quirino (EDQ) Cup, which is hosted and organized by the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) in Manila. Since my friend and colleague Sebastian “Potit” De Vera took over the TIP Manila sports program, the EDQ…

    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…

    Lady booter Fernando welcomes new role as Sparks’ GM

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    Football player Isabella Fernando said that she is honored to take her new position as general manager of the Loyola Meralco Sparks FC. “I felt honored. I knew that a big task lays ahead of me and that I needed to prepare for it,” Fernando told The Manila Times in…

    Cagayan mayor belies kin’s link to illegal drugs

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    TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan: Buguey town Mayor Lloyd Antiporda has belied reports linking the Antiporda family to the illegal drug trade, saying the accusations are “pure lies, baseless and absurd.” During Thursday’s meeting with provincial governors in Malacañang, President Rodrigo Duterte made specific mention of Licerio Antiporda, whom he described as…

    Trump, spokesman slam media over inaugural crowd

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. : Newly-installed President Donald Trump and his chief spokesman launched an unprecedented assault on the media Saturday (Sunday in Manila) for his first full day in office, accusing reporters of downplaying the turnout at his inauguration. Trump, visiting the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) headquarters in nearby Langley, Virginia,…

    Southeast Asian candidates stand out strong in Miss U

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    Maxine now open to use an interpreter Move over South America! After many years of being pageant favorites, Southeast Asian ladies seem to be overshadowing Latinas, based on the day-to-day activities leading up to the 65th Miss Universe coronation night on January 30. The Philippines is no longer the lone…

    Southeast Asian candidates stand out strong in Miss U

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    Maxine now open to use an interpreter Move over South America! After many years of being pageant favorites, Southeast Asian ladies seem to be overshadowing Latinas, based on the day-to-day activities leading up to the 65th Miss Universe coronation night on January 30. The Philippines is no longer the lone…

    Continental Supersports: the world’s fastest four-seater

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    Welcome the new Bentley Continental Supersports, the most powerful production Bentley in the world to date. And the world’s fastest four-seater. Unlike the previous Supersports, which got rid of the rear seats to reduce unsprung weight, Bentley retained the rear seats for the new model and added more power. The…

    Tradition, luxury at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

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    The first month of 2017 is wrapping up but the Year of the Fire Rooster is just about to begin. And what a better way to usher in the Chinese New Year than attracting prosperity and continuing tradition in the midst of luxury? Marco Polo Ortigas is pulling all stops…

    Nicole Tantoco

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    The retail scion on her personal and professional growth This interview was set right in the middle of the holiday frenzy at the heart of  Makati’s shopping district. As expected, crowds were streaming in and out of the shopping mall, hoping to find or have bought the perfect gifts for…