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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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BISHOP Juan de Dios Pueblos, 74, of the Diocese of Butuan, passed away on Saturday evening at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in Greenhills North, San Juan, where he had been confined for leukemia for the past one month and 20 days. Together with some friends from the National Transformation…

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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IT turns out that the fakest “fake news” ever reported in recent memory is a photo. This is the front-page photo in the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s July 24, 2016 issue showing pedicab driver Michael Siaron’s lifeless body being cradled in a Pieta-like pose by his partner. Siaron, the newspaper claimed,*…

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BARCELONA: A far-left Catalan party on Monday threatened “massive civil disobedience” if Spain dismisses the region’s government to stave off its threat to declare independence. The Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) party denounced Madrid’s plans as the “biggest aggression” against the Catalan people since the Franco dictatorship. “This aggression will receive…

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Trangia driver should be placed under witness protection program – Zubiri

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SEN. Juan Miguel Zubiri on Sunday urged the Department of Justice (DoJ) to locate the driver of the vehicle used to transport hazing victim Horacio Castillo 3rd to the hospital and turn him into a state witness. Zubiri believes that Romeo Laboga is the least guilty among the personalities involved…

GOVT PUSHES FOR JEEPNEY MODERNIZATION

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‘No’ to IPU demand on de Lima trial

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When the Philippine government embarks on the formal trial of Sen. Leila de Lima for various charges in connection with the illegal drug trade at the national state penitentiary, the state is expected to perform a solemn act in keeping with its laws and its sworn duty under the Constitution.…

Ombudsman workers’ pension benefits pushed

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THE House of Representatives has approved on second reading a bill that will give workers of the Office of the Ombudsman retirement benefits and hazard allowance. House Bill 6578, or the Retirement Law of the Office of the Ombudsman, will give the Ombudsman the same benefits as the presiding justice…

CA upholds legality of telco buyout deal

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The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed the legality of Globe Telecom and PLDT’s purchase of San Miguel’s telecommunication assets, dealing blow to an anti-trust body’s bid to review the multi-billion peso deal. A 54-page decision penned by Associate Justice Ramon Bato and concurred with by fellow associate justices Manuel…

 

 

Ginebra beats Meralco in Game 5, takes 3-2 series lead

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Barangay Ginebra leaned on Greg Slaughter in crunch time to post an 85-74 win over Meralco in Game 5 and move a win away of retaining its title in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 42 Governors Cup on Sunday at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. From a slim 74-70…

PH shooters shine in 2017 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XVIII

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Members of the Philippine Team (left of podium) Jeufro Emil “Jag” Lejano, Wilfredo Martin Jr., Bernardo Mari V. Alejandro and William Magalong have won silver medals in the Team Classic category (overall) of the 2017 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XVIII held at Châteauroux, France, from August 28 to September 3.…

Kaya topples Global, nears semis spot in PFL

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Kaya FC-Makati scored in opposite halves as it toppled Global Cebu FC, 2-0, to inch closer to sealing a Finals Series (semifinals) slot in the Philippines Football League (PFL) on Saturday at the University of Makati Football Stadium. Jordan Mintah struck in the first half while substitute Eric Giganto buried…

Rough road to NCAA finals

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Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) did the unthinkable last Thursday when its varsity basketball men’s squad called the Pirates completed an 18-0 sweep of the National Collegiate Athletics Association’s (NCAA) elimination round at the expense of defending champions San Beda College (SBC) Red Lions via a 107-105 double overtime…

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…

11-year old swimmer sets sight on 2024 Olympics

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Philippine Swimming League (PSL) standout Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh bagged five gold medals in the Palarong Pam­bansa qualifying tour­nament held at the Olivarez Swimming Pool in Parañaque City. Representing Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque, the 11-year old Mojdeh dominated all her individual events the girls’ elementary division to earn a spot…


 

Group condemns Cebu reclamations

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A GROUP of environmentalists in Cebu has revealed that several local government units (LGUs) are engaged in reclamation projects to increase internal revenue allotment (IRA) apparently ignoring its ill effects on the balanced ecology of marine life. Oceana Philippines, the largest international non-government organization focused on ocean conservation, said the…

Abe eyes big win in snap polls

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TOKYO: Millions of Japanese braved typhoon conditions Sunday for a snap election likely to hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a fresh mandate to revive the world’s third-largest economy and press his hardline stance on North Korea. If pre-vote surveys prove correct, Abe’s conservative coalition will cruise to a crushing majority…




 

 

Consumer Reports says Ford, Fiat Chrysler favored by drivers

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Ford and Fiat Chrysler have improved their performance ratings among drivers, but General Motors has slipped. Still, GM’s Buick is the only US brand to make the latest Top 10 list of most reliable brands. The new Chevrolet Bolt electric car was GM’s most reliable model, scoring “above average” in…

Reigning Miss Earth gets offer from Steven Seagal

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GUESS WHO? Socialite accused of drugging media reporter She has yet to pass on her crown to the next Miss Earth winner but 2016’s titleholder, Katherine Espin, already has the chance to appear in an American TV series. The Ecuadorian beauty has apparently caught the eye of Hollywood action star…

Consumer Reports says Ford, Fiat Chrysler favored by drivers

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Ford and Fiat Chrysler have improved their performance ratings among drivers, but General Motors has slipped. Still, GM’s Buick is the only US brand to make the latest Top 10 list of most reliable brands. The new Chevrolet Bolt electric car was GM’s most reliable model, scoring “above average” in…

Trick-or-treat, PH style

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Traditionally, the eve of October 31 until November 2 in the Philippines have been about remembering dearly departed loved ones. In the past, Filipinos would spend the holiday going to the cemetery and praying with the family. But today, with the influence of the West, trick-or-treating has also become part…

Queen of an ‘Enchanted Kingdom’

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Businessman Cesar Mario Mamon has successfully fulfilled his goal of making millions of children happy, 22 years and counting, as the man behind the first and only world-class theme park in the Philippines, aptly named Enchanted Kingdom. But, as they say, behind every man’s success is a woman, and for…

Boardroom Watch

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Like many stories of successful Filipino-Chinese entrepreneurs, Eric Yu – chief executive officer of CellPrime, the maker of Cloudfone, one of the leading mobile tech providers in the country – found himself naturally drawn to business. In his world, matters of profit, investment, innovation and service are subjects discussed freely…

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Crimson Hotel Filinvest City If it’s October, then it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Getting into the spirit, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City teamed up with the Project Pink Support Group to promote the “Passionately Pink” campaign which seeks to spread word about this disease that affects one in every 13…

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Salcedo Auctions Esteemed auction house, Salcedo Auctions, has launched “space,” its second event sale under its subsidiary brand Gavel&Block in order to satisfy the acquisition bent of today’s “affluentials.” After a preview held this week until today, October 20, from 10 am to 6 pm, the auction takes place tomorrow,…

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Tudor Since the presentation in 1970 of its first chronograph, the Prince Oysterdate Chronograph, TUDOR has produced watches closely tied to motorsports. It has also constantly been improving its professional divers’ watches. The new hybrid Heritage Black Bay Chrono chronograph dares to combine the aquatic heritage represented by the Black…