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AFTER BEING TOLD TO STOP ATTENDING CABINET MEETINGS

Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo on Sunday resigned as Housing secretary, claiming she was barred from attending Cabinet meetings starting today and that this was an indication of a Palace plot to unseat her. In a statement, Robredo, head of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), said…

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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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Last Friday, President Rodrigo Duterte telephoned US President-elect Donald Trump from Davao to congratulate him on his incredible electoral feat. According to his aides, the two had an “animated and engaging” conversation. One of his aides (Bong Go)…

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DAYAN, KERWIN TO FACE OFF AT SENATE

SENATOR Panfilo Lacson on Sunday confirmed there was demoralization in the Philippine National Police (PNP) because of the President’s order to reinstate an Eastern Visayas police official linked to drugs, although he admitted no law was violated by the move. Lacson, a former PNP chief, said some PNP officials admitted…

Jack Lam slips out of PH

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MACAU-based gaming tycoon Jack Lam slipped out of the country days before President Rodrigo Duterte’s order for his arrest over bribery and economic sabotage, records of the Bureau of Immigration showed. Travel records of the bureau showed that “Lam Yin Lok,” Jack Lam’s name in travel documents, left the country…

A good JBC shortlist—without CA Justice Carandang

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THE Judicial and Bar Council is the body assigned by our Constitution to screen applicants for seats as justices of the Supreme Court whenever there is a vacancy and then to present the names to the President of the Philippines. The President then picks the name he chooses to appoint.…

PH vows Bangladesh Bank funds recovery

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The Philippine government has reiterated again that it will help Bangladesh recover part of $81 million in funds stolen by cyber thieves from its central bank in February. In a statement over the weekend, the Department of Finance (DOF) said Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd has assured members of a…

Factory output likely up 11% in Oct – Moody’s

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MANUFACTURING output in the Philippines likely accelerated to 11 percent in October from the preceding month and from a year earlier, fueled by rapid food and electronics production, the economic research arm of Moody’s Investors Service said over the weekend. In September, factory output grew 9.9 percent year-on-year, and expanded…

Aguilar tows Ginebra to first win

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Power forward Japeth Aguilar fired 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Barangay Ginebra scored an 81-74 win over Rain or Shine in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 42 Philippine Cup on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The Gin Kings, riding on Aguilar’s 9-of-13 shooting…

Francona, Roberts named managers of the year

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LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and the Cleveland Indians’s Terry Francona were named the American League and National League managers of the year, respectively, Major League Baseball said Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). Francona won easily, getting 22 of the 30 first-place votes and 128 total voting points…

UST routs Kaya for 2nd win in PFF women’s league

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Collegiate club University of Santo Tomas (UST) demolished newcomers Kaya FC, 8-1, in the elimination round of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) Women’s League held at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium on Saturday. After handing Fuego Espana FC a 7-0 beating in their initial outing on November 12, the Lady…

One more big fight

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Congratulations to La Salle for taking Game 1 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) best-of-three finals. But we have to applaud the efforts of Ateneo after almost doing the improbable last Saturday. Let’s face it, the Green Archers are the hands down favorites this season, even before…

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…

Cebuana athlete finds healing in sports

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Sports brought healing to young Cebuana Nyka Archival. The 14-year-old athlete competed in the triathlon and duathlon events of the 2016 Batang Pinoy National Championships in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, mainly to bear the pain brought by the death of her beloved father. Though she just finished sixth and…

DOH: P144-B budget to boost rural health

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BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: Secretary Paulyn Ubial of the Department of Health (DOH) said here recently that they will be focusing more on boosting health services in the countryside with its P144-billion budget for 2017, the biggest so far in the history of the department. Ubial was in the province to…

Suu Kyi must stop Rohingya ‘genocide’ — Malaysian PM

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KUALA LUMPUR: Aung San Suu Kyi must step in to prevent the “genocide” of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Malaysia’s prime minister said Sunday as he mocked the Nobel laureate for her inaction. Addressing a 5,000-strong rally in Kuala Lumpur, Najib Razak said the Myanmar government must stop the bloody crackdown…

Taiwan forges sense of economic community

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The 2016 Taiwan Alumni Association Gathering, organized by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines, was successfully held on November 26. The event was attended by a large gathering of about 100 guests and brought together recipients of the Taiwan Scholarship Program, representatives of various Philippine government departments,…

Paulo and Maja – back together for indie rom-com

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PLUS: New on the Walk of Fame; PAO Chief Persida Acosta; and top songstress’ producer cancels show Fans of the teleserye Bridges Of Love will be thrilled to know that its lead stars Paulo Avelino and Maja Salvador are reunited for a new movie entitled I’m Drunk, I Love You.…

Celebrity chefs shine at streetfood festival

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Great food and great fun highlighted SM Hypermarket’s Streetfood Festival at SM Mall of Asia, what with the presence of celebrity chefs who held cooking demos for large crowd. Chef Sandy Daza prepared Chopsuey with Maggi Magic Sarap, while Chef Rob Pengson created Creamy Chicken Adobo with Nestle’s Cream. Chef…

Empowering the Filipino female to take charge of her health

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A survey titled “EVA: Evaluation of the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Filipino Women” reveals that Filipino women always put their family’s health concerns before their own. As such, if the women of the family—be they grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters or daughters—are the ones who are ill, a majority of…