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    FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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    AFTER contemptuously defying the command of the Constitution to convene in joint session in order to approve or reject President Rodrigo Duterte’s May 23, 2017, proclamation of martial law and suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the whole of Mindanao, Congress will finally jointly convene…

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    Duterte’s SONA ‘solid, forward-looking’ – Palace

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    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will deliver a “sensible, solid, and forward-looking” speech when he addresses the nation on Monday, Malacañang said on Thursday. In a news conference, Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella said Duterte would likely give his “personal take” and “not just an ordinary technical report” in his second State of…

    EU delegation’s visit to Senator De Lima meddles in the nation‘s affairs

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    THE visit of the 12-member European Union delegation to look into the situation of detained Sen. Leila de Lima would be more understandable to the Filipino people and their government had the EU shown similar concern for the maladministration of justice during the time of President Benigno Aquino 3rd and…

    Grab, Uber get reprieve on ‘colorum’ vehicles

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    The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on late Wednesday said it is open to receive a motion for reconsideration (MR) from both Grab and Uber to defer apprehension of colorum vehicles that the two transport network companies (TNCs) could be operating. Colorum vehicles run without LTFRB franchises. “If…

    BSP to probe Metrobank fraud
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    THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said it was looking into the P900 million internal fraud in the country’s second-largest bank, the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co., but downplayed the incident as an “isolated” case and would not have an impact on the overall perception on the Philippine banking industry. “We…

     

     

    Altas prevail over Cardinals

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    University of Perpetual Help System DALTA banked on AJ Coronel’s prowess in crunch time to stave off Mapua’s gritty challenge, 63-60, on Thursday in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at the Mapua gym in Intramuros, Manila. The win snapped the Altas’ two-game losing skid. Coronel…

    Taylor powers England’s rout of Scotland in Euro meet

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    DOETINCHEM, Netherlands: Jodie Taylor scored a hat-trick as England demolished newcomers Scotland 6-0 at the women’s European Championship while Spain cruised past Portugal in their opening Group D match in the Netherlands on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). In Utrecht, Arsenal striker Taylor struck an 11th-minute opener, capitalizing on a run…

    Who’s underestimating whom?

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    I closely followed the four press conference legs of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor super fight and I was amused at the on-stage antics of the two protagonists. Although I would say McGregor won “the war of the words,” I cannot say he has unsettled Mayweather to a great degree.…

    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…


     

     

    Ex-Iloilo lawmaker, 5 others face P4.8-M PDAF case

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    The Office of the Ombudsman has found basis to file before the Sandiganbayan charges of graft and malversation through falsification of public documents against former Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. and five others over the allegedly anomalous use of his P4.8-million 2008 Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel…

    Chongqing leadership shuffle signals Xi power play

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    BEIJING: A sudden leadership change in one of China’s biggest cities has highlighted President Xi Jinping’s ambition to consolidate his grip on power at an upcoming major political gathering, analysts say. Former Xi aide Chen Miner was named Communist Party chief in Chongqing last weekend, abruptly replacing a politician who…

     

     

    Why Lovi Poe and Tom Rodriguez are comfy with each other

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    ‘I do’s’ draw closer for Rochelle Pangilinan and Arthur Solinap After starring in the hit primetime TV series “Someone To Watch Over Me,” Lovi Poe and Tom Rodriguez are together again, this time in a movie. The two GMA Network stars have signed a contract with Sineko Productions to do…

    Why Lovi Poe and Tom Rodriguez are comfy with each other

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    ‘I do’s’ draw closer for Rochelle Pangilinan and Arthur Solinap After starring in the hit primetime TV series “Someone To Watch Over Me,” Lovi Poe and Tom Rodriguez are together again, this time in a movie. The two GMA Network stars have signed a contract with Sineko Productions to do…

    The most powerful 911 unveiled

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    Porsche has premiered its new 911 GT2 RS in this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in Goodwood, United Kingdom, with 700 horsepower and 750 Newton-meters of torque from its highly tweaked twin turbo flat-six, making it the most powerful 911 ever made. The engine was based from the 911 Turbo…

    Serviced residence concept enters metro east

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    Nowadays, travellers—whether for business or pleasure—don’t always look for traditional hotel accommodations. Perhaps because of the fast-paced lifestyles most people have, they would much rather spend their downtime during business trips or holidays somewhere more homey. As such, the serviced residence trend has caught on in many parts of the…

    ANN CUISIA-LINDAYAG: An enabler of generosity

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    Filipinos have always been a helpful race what with the age-old custom of “bayanihan”—the act of coming together to help out members of a community—thriving to this very day. While no longer in the general form of manual labor as depicted in history books—helping a neighbor build his family’s home,…

    Boardroom Watch

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    Passion for a cold dessert led to one of the best artisanal There is the usual affectionate horseplay between father and son Francisco “Paco” and Jaime Magsaysay, who are hamming it up for the camera. Except that their antics take place in a walk-in freezer where the temperature is -30…

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    Coach 1941 Fall Campaign Coach launches its newest global campaign, Coach 1941, which introduces its highly-anticipated Fall 2017 collection. Shot in Brooklyn, in an authentic subway train, the spirited campaign becomes a beautiful homage to New York with its rich, seductive palette of burgundy and caramel. The Fall 2017 collection…

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    BOSS Menswear 2017 For Fall 2017, BOSS Menswear presents an inspired collection tailored for the modern traveler. The collection – which highlights innovative fabrics such as boiled wool, bonded leather and lightweight nylon – puts great importance on performance and functionality with each piece designed to endure any wild adventure.…

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    Tory Burch Fall-Winter 2017 Collection In its Fall-Winter 2017 Collection, Tory Burch channels the fearlessness and irreverence of Katharine Hepburn’s character in The Philadelphia Story with a play on Fair Isle knits, barn jackets, plaid tweeds, prints, and enlarged shearling. Hepburn, the ultimate style icon when it comes to androgynous…