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    FOOD, WATER RUNNING OUT IN MARAWI

    The Philippine government on Friday said foreign terrorists were among those killed in the ongoing firefights with the Islamic State (IS)-linked Maute group in Marawi City. In a news conference in Davao City, Solicitor General Jose Calida confirmed that foreign terrorists were fighting government troops alongside the IS-inspired group in…

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    LENI Robredo wanted to swiftly descend on Marawi thinking that the Maute was just like a typhoon. She wanted to make up for her absence last December, when parts of Bicol, her home region, were ravaged by Typhoon Nina. She left to spend her holidays in the US fully aware…

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    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Friday raised the prospect of holding talks with terrorists who are not hardliners. Speaking before members of the 2nd Mechanized Infantry (Magbalantay) Brigade of the Philippine Army in Iligan City, City, Lanao del Norte, Duterte said he had directed lawyer Abdullah Mamao, presidential adviser on overseas…

    SolGen vows to defend martial law in court

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    THE government is ready to defend President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial in Mindanao before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Jose Calida on Friday said, as he called on the public to submit to the wisdom of the Chief Executive. In a news conference in Davao City following the special…

    Anchors aweigh for PH balangay

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    WITH what is happening in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Marawi City in southern Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte needs all the help he can get to win the people’s support for a virtual war that forced him to declare martial law in the whole of Mindanao on Tuesday.…

    Military to crack down on fake info in social media

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    The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is coming up with guidelines on use of social media, citing widespread disinformation in cyber space since the start of clashes between government troops and Islamist terrorists in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, in southern Philippines on Tuesday. “The reason these guidelines have…

    PH political risk worsens amid Marawi clashes – BMI

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    But economic outlook stays positive Fitch Group’s BMI Research downgraded the Philippines’ short-term political risk index score to 63.1 from 63.5 previously amid the ongoing government war against terror in Marawi City. The think tank, however, did not make any change to its positive economic outlook for the Philippines despite…

     

     

    ‘King’ James reigns as Cavs book rubber match with Warriors

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    LOS ANGELES: The Cleveland Cavaliers, fueled by another milestone night for LeBron James, powered into a third straight NBA Finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors with a dominant 135-102 win over the Celtics in Boston on Thursday (Friday in Manila). “King” James surpassed NBA icon Michael Jordan as the…

    Canoy faces South African for WBF belt

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    Filipino Jason Canoy battles South African Mzuvikile Magwaca today for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) bantamweight belt in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Canoy, who is holding a 26-6-2 win-loss-draw record with 19 knockouts, is coming off two straight wins over fellow Jetly Purisima via referee technical decision…

    PSG wants French Cup season swan song

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    PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain will seek to draw their bitter-sweet season to a winning close when they take on unheralded Angers in Saturday’s (Sunday in Manila) French Cup finals. SG missed out on the Ligue 1 title to rivals Monaco, who finished eight points clear at the top of the table…

    I am not just an athlete

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    There’s a misconception on being an athlete in our society. Most people think that athletes aren’t of much value, as they don’t really contribute as much as doctors, lawyers or businessmen in the betterment of life. The older generation would suggest that those who chose to be professional athletes just…

    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…

    Soguilon enters PSL Junior Hall of Fame

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    Veteran international campaigner Kyla Soguilon of Aklan Swimming Team has been inducted into the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) Junior Hall of Fame during the PSL Annual Awards Night held in Malay, Aklan. The 12-year-old Soguilon was feted the recognition following her impressive showing in international competitions for the past years.…

    6 policemen wounded in NPA bomb attacks

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    ZAMBOANGA CITY: At least six policemen were injured in separate roadside bombings on Friday believed carried out by the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in North Cotabato. Officials said the first attack occurred in the morning along the highway in Kidapawan City that wounded two policemen. Six hours later, another…

    Seoul approves civilian contact with NKorea

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    SEOUL: South Korea on Friday authorized a civilian NGO to contact the North to discuss resuming humanitarian aid and projects, the first example of new liberal president Moon Jae-In’s pursuit of dialogue with Pyongyang. The center-left president favors engagement with the North to bring it to the negotiating table, rather…

    Coast Guard postpones entrance exam

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    The Philippine Coast Guard announced that the Philippine Coast Guard Aptitude Battery Test (PCGABT) set for this weekend, May 27-28 at the Asian Institute of Maritime Studies in Pasay City, has been postponed to June 3-4. The PCGABT is the entrance exam for enlistment in the Coast Guard, and is…

    Up close with Brad Pitt

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    Hollywood ‘Golden Boy’s’ new film ‘War Machine’ sets the tone for New Age film viewing Contrary to gossip reports saying that Brad Pitt, after his breakup with Angelina Jolie, looks so thin and frail nowadays,Hollywood’s “Golden Boy” was actually looking far more fine. He’s upbeat and fresh than he’s ever…

    Manila’s style-setters lead backstage-to-runway show

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    Manila’s style-setters and fashionphiles joined forces in the third installment of TRESemmé Runway Ready, a backstage-to-runway show featuring celebrated Filipino fashion designers. Mark Bumgarner, Ivarluski Aseron and Jerome Lorico collaborated with leading hair professionals Lourd Ramos, Victor Ortega, and Henri Calayag to create a complete look that interprets the latest…

    Leading the ‘Mega City By The Bay’ to prosperity

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    “Serbisyo lang po.” This is the guiding principle of Mayor Edwin Olivarez in discharging his duties as the elected chief executive of the urban hub that is Parañaque. As host city to Terminal 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, high-end establishments and the entertainment and gaming havens of City…