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    THE Australian government is set to send two surveillance aircraft to assist the Philippines in its fight against Islamic State (IS)-linked militants in Marawi City, a move welcomed by Malacañang and the Defense department on Friday. Two AP-3C Orion aircraft from the Royal Australian Air Force will provide surveillance support…

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    FIRST WORD I HAVE been watching BBC’s HARDtalk from way back when Tim Sebastian was still its host, and since Stephen Sackur took over the interview program in 2004. I thought and still think it is far and away the toughest interview show on television, daring to grill its titled…

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    HOUSE Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is on the warpath against the judiciary, when the last thing the country needs now is for these two branches of government to be at each other’s throats while the President is busy fighting another war in Marawi. I am not a lawyer. But in my…

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    ‘PH becoming a magnet for jihadists’

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    THE Philippines faces a much bigger terrorism threat than the one posed by the Islamic State (IS)-linked Maute group that attacked Marawi City last month – the likelihood of the country becoming the new base of extremists forced out of the Middle East, officials have warned. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan…

    Quo vadis, Manila?

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    MANILA is 446 years old today, June 24. What has it got to show the world after nearly five centuries since its founding by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in 1571? Nothing much, we’re afraid, but poorly managed railway systems; overpasses and footbridges that are perfect hiding places for criminals; unsafe…

    Spy funds ‘reward’ for rogue police

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    THOUGH he admits that it still needs validation, Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th has claimed that Malacañang’s intelligence funds were being used as “reward money” for rogue policemen involved in extrajudicial killings of drug suspects. Trillanes made the allegation on Thursday as he also claimed that a certain “Supt. Leonardo,” who…

    PH bond yields rise as inflation steps up

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    Investors shun long-term risk Bond yields in the Philippines and China trended higher in the weeks from March 1 to May 15, in contrast to declines in most emerging East Asian markets, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in a report. Accelerating inflation and higher volumes of Treasury bond issues…

     

     

    SMB takes Game 2 to even series

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    San Miguel Beer shook off a lethargic first quarter to rout TNT KaTropa, 102-88, in Game 2 of the best-of-seven finals of the Philippine Basketball Association Season 42 Commissioner’s Cup on Friday at the Araneta Coliseum. Center June Mar Fajardo posted 22 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks to lead…

    Chile, Germany set for semis

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    KAZAN, Russia: Alexis Sanchez refused to be drawn on his Arsenal future after becoming Chile’s all-time top-scorer in Thursday’s (Friday in Manila) 1-1 draw with Germany at the Confederations Cup. The Gunners’ star, voted man of the match, became Chile’s all-time top-scorer with his 38th international goal after capitalizing on…

    The process is over

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    The Philadelphia 76ers drafted point guard Markelle Fultz with the first pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, effectively creating the youngest super team in the league. Fultz is only 19 years old and averaged 23 points and nearly 6 rebounds and assists in his lone season at Washington. Aside from…

    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…

    Pinay archer scores pair of upsets in World Cup Stage 3

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    Mary Queen Ybañez scored a pair of upset wins in the women’s curve event of the 2017 World Cup Stage 3 to move to the next round of the tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah. The No.227 Ybañez stunned world No. 22 Guendalina Santori of Italy, 7-3, in the first…

    Military secures Iligan, Lanao Norte borders

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    Tubod, Lanao del Norte: The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has tighthened security measures on all boundaries in Iligan City and Lanao del Norte to avoid a repeat of the Marawi siege. This intervention was the unanimous recommendation of members of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC)-Lanao del…

    At least 11 dead in Pakistan explosion

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    QUETTA, Pakistan: An explosion targeting a police vehicle in Pakistan’s southwestern Quetta city on Friday killed at least 11 people and injured around 20 others, officials said. The explosion occurred in front of the office of the police chief in Quetta, which is capital of mineral-rich southern Balochistan, a province…

    Heavenly flavors from ‘Helen’s Kitchen’

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    With cable TV’s fiery tempered Gordon Ramsay on season break for “Hell’s Kitchen,” another cooking program may just tempt foodies over at Cignal TV’s Colours for the next several weeks. But unlike the tension-filled reality cooking competition whose celebrity chef is known to spew expletive-laden spiels, this Filipino cooking show…

    Heavenly flavors from ‘Helen’s Kitchen’

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    With cable TV’s fiery tempered Gordon Ramsay on season break for “Hell’s Kitchen,” another cooking program may just tempt foodies over at Cignal TV’s Colours for the next several weeks. But unlike the tension-filled reality cooking competition whose celebrity chef is known to spew expletive-laden spiels, this Filipino cooking show…

    Off to new adventures

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    The German-based carmaker Audi has done it again. Very recently, Audi has extended its Q family with a compact SUV unlike any other. The Audi Q2 is an urban-type vehicle for everyday driving and recreation, bundling a progressive design and great driving pleasure along a high level of functionality. When…

    A jam-packed gastronomic adventure

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    A roster of food experts with their interactive and educational dialogue, mouth-watering cultural and heritage street food, amazing cooking demos and good-natured people—all these and more made the 2017 edition of World Street Food Congress (WSFC17) a huge success. Holding it for the second consecutive year in the country’s capital,…

    Stephen CuUnjieng on raising a brood of achievers

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    There are some children who grow up with a desire to impress their parents, especially their fathers. Career-wise, they strive to follow in their elder’s footsteps whether they are truly interested in their profession or simply to continue a legacy. On the other hand, it is neither unusual for those…

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    Boardroom Watch

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    An oil executive has faith in people’s potential There is no mask and no one behind it, eager to present a best face forward during this expansive and usually revealing BoardRoom Watch interview. Francis Glenn Yu, president and CEO of Seaoil Philippines, the country’s largest independent fuel company and the…

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    Audemars Piguet Think exceptional chronograph wristwatches with creatively designed dials, think Audemars Piguet, the unique hand behind these masterpieces for well over 80 years. This year, the Royal Oak Chronograph celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a new range of chronographs that hark back to the looks first introduced in 2008.…

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    The Body Shop These charcoal-coated brushes may feel softer than a squirrel’s tail but fear not, The Body Shop’s specialist synthetic hairs are 100 percent cruelty-free and their FSC wooden handles sustainably sourced. Designed to master the hottest make-up trends and complement the brand’s coveted range of essentials, these expert…

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    Pili Oil To the Filipinos in the Bicol region, the pili tree is known as the “Tree of Hope”. Much like the ubquitious coconut, everything from it can be made useful, from the edible nuts to the sturdy bark. But for pili advocate Rosalina Tan-Ong, its true treasure is the…