• Mara Warwick: Project picks, not financing mode, to determine whether inclusive growth will be achieved.
    Ricardo Penson makes argument that PPPs, particularly unsolicited proposals, are needed
    Ricardo Penson: It’s confusing why govt is going ODA but rejecting sovereign guarantees.
    Mara Warwick, World Bank country director: Build Build Build good for PH not only in terms of actual infra, but also with regard to developing an infrastructure delivery system.
    Sheila Lobien: Property market needs support via action on pending PEZA accreditation for building developments.

     

     

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    FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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    IN an obvious effort to quash criticisms of alleged political misuse of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, in its ongoing action against the State of Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the reopening of its border with its neighboring state, which had been closed since June 5.…

    RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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    AFTER three decades, we can look at Benigno (“Ninoy”) Aquino, Jr., the Yellow Cult’s central figure it worships as a hero and martyr, with unjaundiced eyes. Peruse the following facts and decide for yourself if he indeed is a hero for whom we devote a holiday, as we do for…

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    ALARMED by the recent spate of drug-related killings, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Sunday called for an end to drug-related killings and proposed the holding of a Church-sponsored multisectoral dialogue to come up with a united response to the illegal drugs problem. “We knock on the consciences of…

    ‘Ninoy fought for what is just’ – Duterte

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    President Rodrigo Duterte heaped praises on the late Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. on the eve of the latter’s death anniversary, saying the late opposition leader paved the way for positive changes in the country. “History is witness to how Ninoy’s work as a journalist and a politician drove him…

    To build and build and build is not an overstatement

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    As a malnourished child experiences stunted development, so does a nation deprived of infrastructure investment suffer stymied economic growth. That is why the Build, Build, Build program of the government to pave the way for the nation to reach the Golden Age of Infrastructure cannot be overemphasized. Each Filipino child…

    Housing council asks P3B for Marawi shelters

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    The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) has requested P3 billion to build temporary shelters (P1 billion) and permanent shelters (P2 billion) to house some of the 5,000 displaced families in war-torn Marawi City in Lanao del Sur. The requested budget will be apart from the regular budget, HUDCC…

    ‘Overheating quite distant’ – Guinigundo

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    The second quarter’s 6.5 percent growth result is proof that the Philippine economy isn’t headed for a meltdown, an official of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said. The April-June figure, slightly higher than the 6.4 percent recorded during the first three months of the year, fell within expectations but…

     

     

    Rain or Shine routs TNT for third win

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    Rain or Shine gave former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Glen Rice Jr. a rude welcome by routing TNT KaTropa, 105-73, on Sunday for its third win in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 42 Governors Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. The Elasto Painters of coach Caloy Garcia sent the KaTropa…

    Venezuela opposition rally to coincide with start of new assembly

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    CARACAS: Venezuela’s opposition will hold a protest rally Thursday to coincide with the expected inauguration of a new assembly that will rewrite the constitution in what has been decried as a power grab by President Nicolas Maduro. At the close of a day in which two prominent opposition leaders were…

    Global, Kaya settle for scoreless draw in PFL

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    Global Cebu FC and Kaya FC-Makati shared the spoils in a goal-less draw despite an action-packed classic match in the Philippines Football League (PFL) on Saturday night at the Cebu City Sports Center. The two former United Football League heavyweights enjoyed their fair share of scoring chances but were not…

    There’s a new Asian power and it’s not even Asian

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    The moment FIBA announced the merger of the Asian and Oceania regions, we knew it would be an uphill climb not only for Gilas Pilipinas but also for perennial Asian powers like Iran, China and Korea to win the gold in the FIBA Asia Cup. The merger now placed the…

    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…

    Jin Lopez shows SEA Games readiness, wins gold in Korea Open

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    Rising tae kwon do star Pauline Louise Lopez displayed her readiness to represent the Philippines in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia next month by winning a gold medal in the 2017 Chuncheon Korea Open Interna-tional  Taekwondo Championships last July 5 in Chuncheon, South Korea. Lopez, 20, showed courage…

     

     

    Bacolod ‘narco police’ shot dead, pal wounded

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    BACOLOD CITY: A police officer, tagged as a high-value target for illegal drugs, was killed in an ambush on Saturday night where another active police officer and his daughter were wounded. A report from Bacolod Police Station 1 said the victim, Police Officer (PO)1 Federico Nicolas, was declared dead on…

    NKorea slams joint US-South war games

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    SEOUL: North Korea warned Sunday that the United States will be “pouring gasoline on fire” by conducting an annual war game in the South next week amid heightened tensions between Pyongyang and Washington. Combative rhetoric between the nations spiked after Pyongyang tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) last month that…

     

     

    Heart Evangelista, Alexander Lee make Filipino K-drama dreams come true

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    Filipinos are known to be one of the top nationalities who are still taken over by the Korean drama (K-drama) craze. Proof of this are the localized K-drama programs produced in recent years, which have Filipino actors reprising the lead roles. And whereas one would think Filipino versions of K-dramas…

    Heart Evangelista, Alexander Lee make Filipino K-drama dreams come true

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    Filipinos are known to be one of the top nationalities who are still taken over by the Korean drama (K-drama) craze. Proof of this are the localized K-drama programs produced in recent years, which have Filipino actors reprising the lead roles. And whereas one would think Filipino versions of K-dramas…

    Audi sales grow in July to new all-time high

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    Audi AG increased its worldwide deliveries in July by 3.5 percent year-on-year. With about 154,600 cars sold, the company achieved the highest July sales in its history. Sales increased in all core regions – in Europe by 1.4 percent, in North America by 4.0 percent and in Asia-Pacific by 6.7…

    Liza Soberano shows love for photography

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    Liza Soberano is arguably one of the Philippines’ most beautiful faces nowadays. Coupled with her talent for acting and undeniably charisma, it is no wonder that she has been proclaimed captured legions of fans, making her a certified sought after celebrity. The 19-year-old, however, is more than just he star…

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    A senior citizen ages gracefully, guided by Lao Tzu’s teachings A fortune teller once told pioneering motorcycle dealer Vicente N. Ongtenco that he should not expect to lead a long life. The gentleman celebrated his 91st birthday last June and has completed a book of annotations on the philosopher-teacher Lao…

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    Exercise and diet. Thanks to my discipline of keeping to this regimen, I survived several life-threatening situations. Due to a bad back, I can no longer join the exercise sessions in our subdivision’s park, along with my neighbors, or do the trampoline. So, I now walk at least 30 minutes…

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    Philip Stein Queen Pia Wurtzbach may have passed on her crown, but she still wears the glory of Miss Universe on her head. And now adding more glitter to her incredible shine is a new title – international brand ambassador of Philip Stein. Since 2003, Philip Stein has garnered esteem…

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    Nuxe Nuxellence At whatever age, don’t deny yourself the luxury of soft, radiant skin with NUXE Nuxellence Detox. These powerful serums smoothen, regenerate and revive dull complexions, revealing your skin’s youthful glow. With its 10 patents, NUXE has perfected the synergy of its active ingredients – passionflower, anchusa and poppy…