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MAUTE REMNANTS NOW ANSWER TO ‘ABU TURAIFE’

THE battle in Marawi City may have ended, but the war is not over. This became evident on Friday after the Armed Forces of the Philippines said that Islamic State (IS)-inspired groups in Mindanao were ramping up their recruitment drive to beef up their fighters for terror attacks. During the…

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SUPPORTERS of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno make it appear that an attack on her is an attack on the entire Supreme Court, or even the entire judiciary. They insist that the motives of the Associate Justices who testified about their personal knowledge of the alleged misdeeds of the Chief…

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SENATOR Richard Gordon defended himself on Friday against allegations from fellow senators and netizens that he “monopolized” the hearing on the Dengavaxia vaccine scandal. The inquiry on the alleged questionable P3.5 billion purchase of Dengavaxia vaccine resumed on Thursday and jointly conducted by the Blue Ribbon and Health Committees, headed by Gordon and…

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World Bank hikes PH growth forecast

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The World Bank has updated its Philippine growth forecast for 2017, taking into account a stronger-than-expected third quarter expansion. The Washington-based lender now expects gross domestic product growth of 6.7 percent, up from 6.6 percent previously. The updated forecast, which falls within the government’s 6.5-7.5 percent target, is lower than…

4 more Calabarzon mayors stripped of police powers

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The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has released a new list of local chief executives in Calabarzon who will be stripped of their powers over the local police. Calabarzon is composed of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon. Ronald Banzuela, acting provincial officer of Napolcom Batangas, said Resolution 2017-611 containing the…

World Bank hikes PH growth forecast

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The World Bank has updated its Philippine growth forecast for 2017, taking into account a stronger-than-expected third quarter expansion. The Washington-based lender now expects gross domestic product growth of 6.7 percent, up from 6.6 percent previously. The updated forecast, which falls within the government’s 6.5-7.5 percent target, is lower than…

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Don’t forget: ML is a drastic, special tool

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WE did not have a negative opinion against the declaration of martial law in Marawi City after it was taken over by the renegade and insurgent so-called “Islamic State (IS).” We rejoiced when government forces and the area’s local governments regained Marawi from the rebels. We agree that IS and…

3 printing shop workers killed in Quiapo fire

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Three workers were found dead on Friday morning or a few hours after a fire gutted a printing shop in Manila’s Quiapo district. Fire authorities identified the victims as Joel Iba, 50; Ronald Obiedo; 49; and Benjie Solis, 27. They said the three employees died from suffocation when they were…

OFW remittances post Oct rebound

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Money sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bounced back in October, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Friday, boosting the year-to-date tally past the $25-billion mark. Personal remittances rose to $2.55 billion from $2.32 billion a year ago, up 9.7 percent and recovering from September’s five-month low…

 

 

Biado claims World 9-Ball crown

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For the last 12 years, Carlo Biado did everything he needed to do to put himself on the road to being a champion. He dedicated endless hours in practice, money games, tournaments, and worldwide travel all in the hopes of one day reaching the top of the sport. And he…

Biado claims World 9-Ball crown

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For the last 12 years, Carlo Biado did everything he needed to do to put himself on the road to being a champion. He dedicated endless hours in practice, money games, tournaments, and worldwide travel all in the hopes of one day reaching the top of the sport. And he…


 

Reds kill father, son in Quezon

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A member of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu) and his son were shot dead by armed men, believed to be members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who barged into their home in San Francisco, Quezon, on Wednesday night. Maj. Gen. Rhoderick Parayno, commander of the Philippine Army’s…

Japan expands sanctions aimed at North Korea

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TOKYO: Japan said on Friday it had added 19 more entities to its list of organizations and individuals targeted by asset-freeze sanctions on North Korea. The sanctions list now comprises 103 entities and 108 individuals in total, including seven Chinese entities, five Chinese individuals, one Singaporean entity and two Namibian…

 

 

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BUSINESSMAN DEVOTES LIFE TO BUILD AN ENTERPRISING NATION A delightful oil painting dominates the tasteful reception area of RFM Corporation’s head office in Pasig City. The 141 cm x 223 cm frame holds the Molong Galicano canvas of a chubby toddler in baker’s garb, studying a plump loaf, ostensibly the…

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Genting Dream For a different kind of adventure, one that marries Asian hospitality and international luxury, Genting Dream invites you aboard Dream Cruises. A pacesetter in the industry that merges high living and high seas, Dream Cruises delights affluent Filipino travelers by offering inspirational experiences of luxury. Setting off from…

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Superdry Look cool while you’re kept warm with fashionable winter picks from Superdry. Ideal for trips to the icy Alps and below-zero weather destinations, Superdry infuses trendy style into its array of coats and jackets. In its Autumn-Winter 2017 collection, Superdry focuses on staple wardrobe pieces that will see you…

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Marco Polo Ortigas Celebrate the yuletide season with your loved ones with premium accommodations on special rates starting December 15. Enjoy the hotel’s state-of-the-art facilities and amenities that are perfect venues for meaningful journeys with the family. With an overnight stay, delight in the ultimate dining experience with breakfast for…

SweatSkin (Air Series Heat Pants) – Don’t just look slim, be slim!

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We have a confession. Even here at SweatSkin, we sometimes use our heat pants as leg shapers. Aysus! Maryosep!!! How is any girl supposed to stay slim if one loves Chicken Joy’s! Except, leg shapers are a lie. What’s the point of everyone thinking you’re slim, when you know you’re…

Unlikely trio in a likely blockbuster hit

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While it’s easy to judge that a comedian, a teen star and a beauty queen would be miscast in a single movie, Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla and Pia Wurtzbach are out to prove they can and will be a hit in “Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad.” Directed by Joyce Bernal and…

Now with a Mercedes-AMG heart

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British luxury sports car maker Aston Martin took the covers off its new Vantage, along with its racing version, the Vantage GTE, last November, replacing the previous generation Ian Callum designed Vantage that was around in the market since 2005. With the old Vantage being the bestselling model in Aston…

SweatSkin (Air Series Heat Pants) – Don’t just look slim, be slim!

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We have a confession. Even here at SweatSkin, we sometimes use our heat pants as leg shapers. Aysus! Maryosep!!! How is any girl supposed to stay slim if one loves Chicken Joy’s! Except, leg shapers are a lie. What’s the point of everyone thinking you’re slim, when you know you’re…

COCO MARTIN: Out to prove good guys are cool

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“Bakit kapag matino ka, tingin sa iyo ng mil–lennials hindi ka cool?” Television and mo­­vie actor Coco Mar­tin’s rhetorical question above—roughly translated to why millen­nials think good guys are the opposite of cool—has defined, guided and effectively changed the course of his career in the last few years. In 2015, Martin—dubbed…

SweatSkin (Air Series Heat Pants) – Don’t just look slim, be slim!

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We have a confession. Even here at SweatSkin, we sometimes use our heat pants as leg shapers. Aysus! Maryosep!!! How is any girl supposed to stay slim if one loves Chicken Joy’s! Except, leg shapers are a lie. What’s the point of everyone thinking you’re slim, when you know you’re…

The Lookbook

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‘Tis the season to give gifts Christmas is that season when people are thrown into a flurry of shopping. ‘Tis the season to spend hours stuck in traffic, for the sole purpose of picking up this year’s pamasko. Everyone is using all the free time they have to hit the…

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Coffee and tea are not just beverages, they are an experience. For some, the perfect morning consists of great aromatic coffee, or, for others, the scent of calming herbal teas. Kayumanggi organic coffee promotes our cultural heritage and also advocates healthy eating. For the health conscious coffee lover, Kayumanggi organic…

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Putting together a nice outfit requires a lot of thinking, patience and occasionally, a big budget. It is important to invest in good quality clothes that can last you a long time and also be wearable to any event. We picked a couple of outfits for you so that you…

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Put aside your heavy-duty foundations and concealers. As an alternative, complete your whole make-up kit with these four basic and affordable items that could create both an easy and simple everyday go-to look or a more flamboyant, party-happy look. Ever Bilena Advance Blushing Cheek “No make up” make up look…