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    TO forestall Chinese activities at Benham Rise, the Philippine Navy will now regularly patrol the resource-rich area, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana disclosed on Friday. Last week,BRP Ramon Alcaraz, a Navy frigate acquired from the United States, was sent to the 13-million-hectare region east of Luzon said to contain vast mineral…

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    First Read PONDER this: it is not President Duterte or Vice President Robredo who are on the defensive with the rush of impeachment complaints at the House of Representatives in the Congress. It is rather the Constitution that is on the rack. Before the fever passes, the Charter could have…

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    SILANG, Cavite: President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday urged the graduates of Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) “Masidlak” Class of 2017 to remain strong as they begin their law enforcement careers. In his speech, the President reminded them never to stray from established codes of conduct. “I hope that you will…

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    Correct video, Pimentel tells VP

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    VICE President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo should correct some of the supposedly erroneous claims she made in her video message to a United Nations (UN) meeting last week, to erase doubts that she is part of destabilization efforts against the administration, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel 3rd said Friday. Saying he…

    War and (easy) peace

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    IT would be quite easy to pick a fight with anyone. How, for instance? Make sure you don’t know when your LPG-run stove is going to die on you, that’s how, for one. If that burner does conk out just when you need your caffeine fix, be ready, for example,…

    We’re staying put – Kadamay

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    Members and leaders of an urban poor group on Friday said they will not vacate idle homes that they occupied on March 8 until the government distributes to them for free the houses built by the National Housing Authority (NHA) during the past administration. Earlier in the day, tension rose…

    Q1 consumer confidence eases; Q2 weakness seen

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    Filipino households’ optimism about the Philippine economy eased slightly in the first quarter of 2017 from the preceding quarter, but sustained its turnaround from the pessimism that prevailed a year earlier, the latest Consumer Expectations Survey by the central bank shows. Respondents to the CES cited increased incomes, more jobs,…

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    Spurs down Grizzlies while Raptors beat Miami Heat

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    WASHINGTON: LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points and Kawhi Leonard added 19 to power San Antonio over visiting Memphis 97-90 Thursday (Friday in Manila), moving the Spurs within two games of NBA-leading Golden State. Australian reserve Patty Mills netted 15 points and French guard Tony Parker contributed 13 as the Spurs…

    Triumphant Englishman Lewton

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    England’s Steve Lewton (right) receives his trophy from Solaire President and Chief Operating Officer Thomas Arasi after bagging the Solaire Philippine Open crown with a playoff victory over Johannes Veerman at The Country Club last Sunday.

    Brazil on brink, Messi revives Argentina

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    MONTEVIDEO: Brazil thrashed Uruguay to move to the brink of the World Cup finals on Thursday (Friday in Manila) as Lionel Messi got Argentina’s faltering qualification campaign back on track with the only goal to sink Chile. A superb hat trick from China-based midfielder Paulinho powered Brazil to a 4-1…

    The real MVP

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    Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook is averaging an amazing triple double (31.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 10.4 assists) and at this pace, he will be only the second NBA player in history to average a triple-double for the entire season. NBA legend Oscar Robertson achieved this back in the 1961-62…

    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…

    Salamat races to a new challenge

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    With four years of professional cycling experience, Marella Vania Sala­mat is regarded as the one of the Philippine stalwarts in this male-dominated sport. Early this month, the former bowler turned cyclist improved her standing from ninth last year to eighth this year in the nine-leg Biwase Cup Tour of Vietnam. Salamat…

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    NPA uses 400 people as human shield

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    SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: Some 400 residents of upland Barangay Camutan in Antipas, North Cotabato were used as human shields by the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels on Thursday, a local government official said. The rebels held the civilians hostage when fighting erupted between them and government forces in this remote…

    HK charges captain over Singapore army vehicles

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    HONG KONG: Hong Kong on Friday charged a ship’s captain over the transport of nine Singapore armored troop carriers without a proper license, which embroiled the two cities and China in a diplomatic dispute. The vehicles were detained in Hong Kong in November as they returned to Singapore after conducting…

    A new ground for modeling show

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    Not everything is seen on America’s Next Top Model, at least not yet. Doing a modeling show a notch higher, a uniquely Filipino-made concept, The Fiercest Of Them All comes up with elements of Survivor and Amazing Race, seeking to break new ground on television where fantasy and dynamics of…

    A new ground for modeling show

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    Not everything is seen on America’s Next Top Model, at least not yet. Doing a modeling show a notch higher, a uniquely Filipino-made concept, The Fiercest Of Them All comes up with elements of Survivor and Amazing Race, seeking to break new ground on television where fantasy and dynamics of…

    Audi at the Geneva International Motor show Sporty prospects

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    Audi is presented six new models at the Geneva International Motor Show. Making their world premieres are the Audi Q8 sport concept, which is powered by a 3.0 TFSI V6 engine with a mild hybrid system, and the new RS 5 Coupé – the Gran Turismo of RS models. Its…

    Artists, diplomats share spotlight at Sinag Maynila 2017

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    Stakeholders of independent filmmaking, corporate executives and members of the diplomatic corps gathered to celebrate Sinag Maynila 2017 Film Festival in Taguig City. Now on its third edition, the festival was held at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura Premier with partners Wilson Tieng of Solar Enterainment and acclaimed director…

    A perfect example of solid Swedish-Filipino ties

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    Eight years after it closed its doors, the Embassy of Sweden in Manila re-opened in November 2016 under the leadership of newly appointed Ambassador to the Philippines, His Excellency Harald Fries. The top diplomat is not new to the Philippines, having served as First Secretary at the embassy from 1991…