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    But Duterte not yet ready to reciprocate The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) on Saturday announced it was set to declare a unilateral ceasefire not later than March 31. This was in anticipation of “the fourth round of peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)…

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    “Globalization”—beginning in the 1970s—has opened national markets, stimulated growth and lifted millions out of poverty. But the worldwide spread of jobs, goods and people has also had unintended—and unwelcome—consequences. The most poignant among these is the way globalization has made loneliness—that most intimate of heartaches—a public health concern. In the…

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    Go to a supermarket, and chances are many, if not most people there, even in Catholic Philippines, are among some five billion on the planet, including most Christians, who don’t believe the consecrated host and wine at mass is God Himself. Even believers who profess that the Almighty became a…

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    Duterte asks China to help Mindanao

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    President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday asked China’s help to boost the Philippines’ agriculture sector as part of his administration’s rural development agenda. In remarks during the Kaamulan festival in Bukidnon, Duterte said areas in Mindanao, especially Bukidnon, “will have the priority” in manufacturing and agricultural development. Addressing China’s ambassador to…

    South China Sea by way of Pandi

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    Adding fuel to the fire is easy: Just pour more gasoline into the flame and you’re ready to go. Our man in Atlantic City could have chosen to do the fiery job, literally, by egging on two young men to strut their stuff but who instead, according to a report,…

    DSWD initiates free medicine program for poor

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    The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has urged poor families from various regions to avail themselves of its Libreng Gamot Para Sa Masa (Lingap), where free medicines will be given away by the agency. Metro Manila (NCR), Central Luzon, Western Visayas, Central Visayas and Davao Region can now…

    Q1 consumer confidence eases; Q2 weakness seen

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    Filipino households’ optimism about the Philippine economy eased slightly in the first quarter of 2017 from the preceding quarter, but sustained its turnaround from the pessimism that prevailed a year earlier, the latest Consumer Expectations Survey by the central bank shows. Respondents to the CES cited increased incomes, more jobs,…

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    James pleased with Cavs’ bounce-back win

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    WASHINGTON: LeBron James liked what he saw on Friday (Saturday in Manila) as the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a disappointing defeat with a hard-fought 112-105 win over the Hornets in Charlotte. James just missed a triple-double with 32 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and the others…

    Triumphant Englishman Lewton

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    England’s Steve Lewton (right) receives his trophy from Solaire President and Chief Operating Officer Thomas Arasi after bagging the Solaire Philippine Open crown with a playoff victory over Johannes Veerman at The Country Club last Sunday.

    Dimaandal stars in La Salle’s win over FEU

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    Striker Kyra Dimaandal powered De La Salle University (DLSU) to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Far Eastern University (FEU) in the women’s division of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) football competition at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium on Saturday. Dimaandal scored twice in the match to lead…

    The real MVP

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    Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook is averaging an amazing triple double (31.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 10.4 assists) and at this pace, he will be only the second NBA player in history to average a triple-double for the entire season. NBA legend Oscar Robertson achieved this back in the 1961-62…

    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…

    Salamat races to a new challenge

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    With four years of professional cycling experience, Marella Vania Sala­mat is regarded as the one of the Philippine stalwarts in this male-dominated sport. Early this month, the former bowler turned cyclist improved her standing from ninth last year to eighth this year in the nine-leg Biwase Cup Tour of Vietnam. Salamat…

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    10 NPAs killed in SCotabato encounter

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    Eighty families were evacuated when about 50 members of the New People’s Army (NPA) attacked a para-military detachment of CAFGU (Citizen’s Armed Forces Geographical Unit) in Tampakan, South Cotabato on Friday morning. A source of The Manila Times from the military estimated that about six to 10 rebels were killed…

    Obamacare repeal bid collapses

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    WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump faced the biggest blow yet to his young presidency as his bid to repeal Obamacare went down in flames at the hands of rebel Republican lawmakers. Barely two months into his term, Trump was forced to withdraw an embattled Republican health care bill Friday, moments before…

    Bringing the best of hospitality to a ‘New World’

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    New World Manila Bay Hotel general manager Mark Heywood always carries with him a booklet that outlines the guiding principles of the hospitality brand’s character—“Ways We Work.” The aubergine-colored two-by-three-inch booklet lists five qualities that the 300-strong staff of executives and employees of the hotel must know by heart in…

    A new ground for modeling show

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    Not everything is seen on America’s Next Top Model, at least not yet. Doing a modeling show a notch higher, a uniquely Filipino-made concept, The Fiercest Of Them All comes up with elements of Survivor and Amazing Race, seeking to break new ground on television where fantasy and dynamics of…

    Audi at the Geneva International Motor show Sporty prospects

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    Audi is presented six new models at the Geneva International Motor Show. Making their world premieres are the Audi Q8 sport concept, which is powered by a 3.0 TFSI V6 engine with a mild hybrid system, and the new RS 5 Coupé – the Gran Turismo of RS models. Its…

    Artists, diplomats share spotlight at Sinag Maynila 2017

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    Stakeholders of independent filmmaking, corporate executives and members of the diplomatic corps gathered to celebrate Sinag Maynila 2017 Film Festival in Taguig City. Now on its third edition, the festival was held at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura Premier with partners Wilson Tieng of Solar Enterainment and acclaimed director…

    Bringing the best of hospitality to a ‘New World’

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    New World Manila Bay Hotel general manager Mark Heywood always carries with him a booklet that outlines the guiding principles of the hospitality brand’s character—“Ways We Work.” The aubergine-colored two-by-three-inch booklet lists five qualities that the 300-strong staff of executives and employees of the hotel must know by heart in…