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    A militant group wants to rewrite Philippine history by declaring Andres Bonifacio as the first President of the Republic, in place of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. The sentiment is apparently fueled by a deep rereading of Philippine history—lately reinforced by two highly successful films in which Bonifacio and Gen. Antonio Luna…

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    Vietnam says all will lose in war over South China Sea

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    SINGAPORE: Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang warned on Tuesday there would be no winners in any armed conflict sparked by territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Quang, who is on a state visit to Singapore, told a forum that recent developments there were threatening regional security. The Vietnamese leader…

    A promising shift that is good for all

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    LAST week we saw a glimmer of hope when we learned that the government team and its communist counterpart meeting in Oslo, Norway, in the presence of officials of the Norwegian government—the third party facilitator—have agreed on an open-ended ceasefire. Two days ago, on Monday, there was another sign for…

    Hajj passports’ days ‘numbered’

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    FOREIGN Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. on Tuesday said he would recommend the “permanent” suspension of the issuance of hajj passports once an investigation shows evidence of abuse. During the budget hearing of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) at the House of Representatives, Yasay said he was inclined to suspend…

    July budget gap widens 57.5% on-yr to P50.7B

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    Deficit grew by 57.50 percent in first month of Duterte presidency THE Duterte administration recor-ded in July, its first month in office, a budget deficit of P50.7 billion, which was 57.50 percent larger than July 2015’s P32.19 billion or 12.19 percent more than P45.19-billion deficit incurred in the previous month.…

    San Sebastian cruises to 4th straight win, EAC stops JRU

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    Giant-killer San Sebastian College won a fourth consecutive game while Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) stopped Jose Rizal University’s four-game winning streak on Tuesday in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 92 men’s basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City. The Golden Stags, relying on a strong second half,…

    Isner blasts Kaepernick anthem protest as ‘pathetic’

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    NEW YORK: US tennis player John Isner weighed in on Colin Kaepernick’s controversial US national anthem boycott on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), calling the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s action “pathetic.” Isner said he respected Kaepernick’s aim of drawing attention to racial inequality in America, but thought the NFL player’s refusal…

    We’re now 27th best in the world

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    FIBA recently released the latest Basketball World Ranking, which showed the Philippines making a quantum leap to 27th spot from 28th. The latest ranking was determined right after the conclusion of the basketball event in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Despite Gilas Pilipinas’ failure to qualify in Rio through the Olympic…

    Sabitzer strike rescues debutants RB Leipzig

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    BERLIN: After four promotions in seven seasons, RB Leipzig made an impressive Bundesliga debut on Monday, twice coming from behind as Marcel Sabitzer’s equalizer sealed a 2-2 draw at Hoffenheim. Founded in 2009 by Austrian energy drink’s firm Red Bull, RasenBallsport Leipzig are widely unpopular amongst German football fans, due…

    UFC 20 years ago and beyond

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    About 20 years ago, a friend of mine who was into the martial arts training lent me a videotape of the Universal Fighting Championship (UFC) 4 that was staged in December 16, 1994. At the time, the Internet was virtually non-existent (at least in the Philippines) and very few households…

    Young jin grateful to taekwondo

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    She’s not just a writer; she’s also a  fighter. Nicole Abigail Cham discovered a new world in the Korean martial art of taekwondo. “It started when my father enrolled me and my brother in a taekwondo class in the summer of 2006 in Valenzuela City,” she recalled. Taekwondo has been…

    DepEd moves to bolster IP education

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    THE Department of Education (DepEd) has strengthened its links with communities of indigenous peoples (IPs) to identify some 300 priority sites in various parts of the country for basic education access. The DepEd, under its Indigenous Peoples Education (IPEd) program, targets the geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas so that relevant…

    Strong typhoon directly threatens Japan’s northeast

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    TOKYO: A strong typhoon was on course on Tuesday for a direct hit on northeastern Japan, with authorities warning of heavy rain and high waves along the Pacific coast. Typhoon Lionrock was 110 kilometers (68 miles) east of the city of Iwaki, as of 2 p.m. (0500 GMT), the Japan…

    The undiscovered health benefits of glutathione

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    An ally for alcohol drinkers, athletes and all who seek to be healthy As most people know, glutathione exists in every cell of the human body. Its function is complex and remains the subject of ongoing research. For Filipinos, however, taking this substance mostly means skin lightening and an overall…

    Diño vows to promote regional cinema

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    Legazpi City: Newly-appointed head of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), Liza Diño, has affirmed her commitment to help the growth of regional cinema during a press briefing in Bicol’s capital over the weekend. “As an actress myself, I have a personal stake in the development of regional…

    New Pajero now with Euro 4 power plant

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    Mitsubishi Motors Philippines last week introduced the upgraded version of its flagship model, the Pajero, which is now available with the much cleaner Euro-4 spec gasoline and diesel power plants. Aside from giving less emissions, the Pajero’s new diesel engine is now more powerful further raising up its stature as…

    The undiscovered health benefits of glutathione

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    An ally for alcohol drinkers, athletes and all who seek to be healthy As most people know, glutathione exists in every cell of the human body. Its function is complex and remains the subject of ongoing research. For Filipinos, however, taking this substance mostly means skin lightening and an overall…

    Nine national heroes

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    The ‘unofficial’ list of the Philippines’ revered patriots Held on the last Monday of every August, Filipinos celebrate National Heroes’ Day to honor the sacrifices of our ancestors who bravely fought for the nation’s freedom. The chosen date further marks the “Cry of Pugad Lawin” in 1896, which is recorded…