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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte was not attacking the judiciary when he called for the immediate removal of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Malacañang said. In a television interview, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the impeachment case and quo warranto petition seeking Sereno’s removal were anchored on her failure to fully…

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I stole the head of the column from the Bard and apologies should be made. But the line from Hamlet, indeed, characterizes the unnecessary complaints of Mr. Roque over Facebook’s choice of fact-checkers, Philippine context. Facebook made its choice in Vera Files and Rappler. Let it be. Let it go,…

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THE last batch of more than 200 overstaying Filipinos granted amnesty by the Kuwaiti government are expected to arrive on Monday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement. The 215 Filipinos, who include six infants, checked in for the last repatriation flight to Manila on Saturday afternoon. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan…

ON top of overcharging customers with P2 per minute on the road, ride sharing service company Grab has been violating a government regulatory order to remove a feature, which allows drivers to see the passengers’ destination before accepting the booking, a lawmaker said on Sunday. Rep. Jericho Nograles of Pwersa ng…

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DFA chief chided for blasting EU parliament

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SECRETARY Alan Peter Cayetano of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) “maintains a double standard in foreign policy when he describes the action of the European parliament as constituting interference,” Akbayan Party-list Rep. Tom Villarin alleged. The European Parliament last week adopted a resolution calling for, among others, a stop…

3 people arrested in Quezon City drug bust

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THREE people were arrested in a buy-bust operation inside an apartelle in Quezon City, police said on Sunday. According to the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), the main target of the operation was Irish “Badang” Domingo, who uses apartelles as drug dens in the city. Police report showed that Domingo was…

DFA chief chided for blasting EU parliament

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SECRETARY Alan Peter Cayetano of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) “maintains a double standard in foreign policy when he describes the action of the European parliament as constituting interference,” Akbayan Party-list Rep. Tom Villarin alleged. The European Parliament last week adopted a resolution calling for, among others, a stop…

 

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As in chess, Sereno now in ‘zugzwang’ position

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With the Supreme Court now set to vote on the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida against Chief Justice (on-leave) Maria Lourdes Sereno, the odds of Sereno being ousted are stacked overwhelmingly against her. Everything is over but the voting. The designated ponente for the court ruling,…

Albayalde vows fair promotion in PNP

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Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde on Saturday assured policemen that they will be promoted or transfered under a policy that is fair to everyone in the police force In a news conference in Camp Crame in Quezon City, Albayalde said a policeman would be promoted based on seniority,…

Data science key to business growth

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Data has now become the world’s most valuable resource fueling growth and change, according to a Filipino data scientist. Erika Legara, a data scientist, said on Wednesday people continue to use data science, allowing them to understand the world better and maximize the potential of various industries. “Data science is…


Bogdanovic’s double duty spells trouble for Cavaliers

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LOS ANGELES: Bojan Bogdanovic scored a playoff career-high 30 points as the Indiana Pacers stormed back from a 17 point halftime deficit to edge the Cleveland Cavaliers 92-90 in game three of their NBA playoff series. The win gives the Pacers a 2-1 lead in the first round clash and…

Bogdanovic’s double duty spells trouble for Cavaliers

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LOS ANGELES: Bojan Bogdanovic scored a playoff career-high 30 points as the Indiana Pacers stormed back from a 17 point halftime deficit to edge the Cleveland Cavaliers 92-90 in game three of their NBA playoff series. The win gives the Pacers a 2-1 lead in the first round clash and…

PNP warns men against ‘fierce’ drug syndicates

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Saturday warned law enforcers to be careful in the government’s war on drugs since syndicates are out to defend their illegal trade no matter what it takes. The warning came a day after simultaneous drug raids in Bulacan left 13 suspects dead and led…

‘Worst yet to come for Rohingya’

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The arrival of pre-monsoon rains in southern Bangladesh has revealed an alarming level of risks for Rohingya refugees, United Nations humanitarian agencies said on Friday, warning that they do not have the funds needed to protect hundreds of thousands of desperate people once the rainy season begins in earnest. “The…

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CELEBRITY CHEF LIVES LIFE AND COOKING WITH PASSION
As I stood there in stunned disbelief, scenes from Shinjuku, Peru, Argentina and Saitama swirled through my head like the images in a revolving…

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Talk about hitting career walls, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has rammed into them many times. How did he surmount them and achieve his dream to travel and become a sushi master? Read on. • Don’t look for the easy way, that’s the lazy way. • Don’t be afraid to make a…

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Amorita Resort Boracay’s out, so why not Bohol? And why not the boutique Amorita Resort along the southern edge of Panglao Island? Built with loving care by owners Nikki and Ria Cauton, Amorita marries world-class service with signature Filipino hospitality, offering guests an escape from the urban fray and a…

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Smdc Shell Residences Shell Residences, the 2.2-hectare resort residential complex developed by SMDC, located within the Mall of Asia Complex, provided the perfect view of the recent Philippine Pyromusical Competition at the Seaside Boulevard, SM Mall of Asia. With that front-row seat experience, the development treated homeowners and guests to…

On building better lives

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For many successful women, making it in their chosen careers means learning to work within male-dominated workplaces where the proverbial all boys’ club still prevails. In fact, these very women will be the first to admit that it can feel intimidating to break into industries generally monopolized by men, but…

Kris Aquino triumphantly returns to ABS-CBN

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But not before castigating James Yap for greeting Bimby happy birthday on Instagram She is so back. Almost two years after leaving ABS-CBN, erstwhile “Queen of All Media” turned “Queen of Digital Infotainment,” was spotted Friday afternoon at the network’s offices. The homecoming saw Kris Aquino inking a movie project…

Volvo XC90 SUV paves way for arrival of hybrid Volvos

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Volvo’s best-selling SUV, the Volvo XC90, graced the halls of the annual Manila International Auto Show held on April 5 to 8 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. Representing the exhilarating range of the new generation Volvos, the Volvo XC90 confidently presents the face of the future with its…

Rachelle Ann Go weds American beau in Boracay

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International musical theater actress Rachel Ann Go and American businessman Martin Spies exchanged vows before their family and friends in an intimate beach wedding on Thursday. A stunning Boracay sunset provided the perfect backdrop to the romantic event at The Shangri-La Hotel. The reception, meanwhile, took place at Discovery Shores.…

On building better lives

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For many successful women, making it in their chosen careers means learning to work within male-dominated workplaces where the proverbial all boys’ club still prevails. In fact, these very women will be the first to admit that it can feel intimidating to break into industries generally monopolized by men, but…

On building better lives

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For many successful women, making it in their chosen careers means learning to work within male-dominated workplaces where the proverbial all boys’ club still prevails. In fact, these very women will be the first to admit that it can feel intimidating to break into industries generally monopolized by men, but…

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Designer Abraham Guardian pulls out the stops for creative reuse of clothing It was Lady Gaga’s avante-garde fashion choices that made an impression on Abraham Guardian’s sense of style. “I was very inspired by her. I just like the way she puts things together. Her costumes were not things that…

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Avoid beauty products with these ingredients What goes into your beauty products? Your lipstick, makeup, nail polish, hair products such as shampoo and conditioner, body care products like lotion, and other personal care products contain chemical ingredients that may be harmful to you, as well as to the environment. Studies…

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At an estimated three trillion dollars, fashion’s market value is an economic success story. But beyond the numbers, fashion is a ‘dirty industry’, ranking second as the biggest polluter on Earth, next only to oil. There are efforts to reduce and remove unnecessary waste in the production of garments and…