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President Rodrigo Duterte has denied threatening to establish a revolutionary government, saying he was misquoted by the media. “[A] revolutionary [government]? Then we should have a revolution first. Until there is a revolution, that’s unlikely. I said, [it will happen] if things go out of control and the government is…

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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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HOW we managed to blow P15.5 billion, if this figure is indeed correct, to light up the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the 31st Asean and12th East Asia summits, and the 13 other inter-related summits in Manila last week is a question the government must address with complete transparency. It seems too hefty a bill even by imperial standards.

The last time we hosted a comparable event, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders Meeting in…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte offered to China the “privilege” to operate a third telecommunications company to break the current duopoly in the country, Malacañang said on Monday. The agreement was made during the bilateral meeting between Duterte and   Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Malacañang on Wednesday. “During the bilateral talks between…

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CA affirms dismissal of Iloilo mayor

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The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the order of the Office of the Ombudsman to sack Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog in connection with his alleged ill-gotten wealth. In a four-page resolution penned by Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando of the Special 1st Division, the court dismissed the…

CA affirms dismissal of Iloilo mayor

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The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the order of the Office of the Ombudsman to sack Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog in connection with his alleged ill-gotten wealth. In a four-page resolution penned by Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando of the Special 1st Division, the court dismissed the…

CA affirms dismissal of Iloilo mayor

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The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld the order of the Office of the Ombudsman to sack Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog in connection with his alleged ill-gotten wealth. In a four-page resolution penned by Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando of the Special 1st Division, the court dismissed the…

GOVT VS WARLORDS

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Like Sophie’s choice: Each alternative is tough on Sereno

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In William Styron’s novel Sophie’s Choice, and in the award-winning film (starring Meryl Streep) based on that book, a mother is forced to decide which of her children will die during the war – in this case, World War II, when the Nazis moved to apply their final solution to…

2 men linked to kidnap case arrested in Zambo

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ZAMBOANGA CITY:– Police authorities are holding 2 residents of Cebu province after being implicated in the alleged kidnapping of a son of a town mayor in Zamboanga del Norte province in southern Philippines, officials said. Officials said Jimmy Marabaol, 36, and Raydes Sabandeja, 60, were traveling in a pickup truck…

‘PH growth to top 6% in medium term’

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Risks, however, ‘are increasingly weighted to the downside’ – BMI Philippine economic growth is likely to stay strong over the next few years but downside risks appear to be rising, a Fitch Group unit said. “Although we remain positive on the Philippine economy over the medium term, underpinned by strong…

 

 

Tams clip Eagles, force KO match

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Far Eastern University (FEU) rode on an explosive second half to hack out an 80-67 rout against Ateneo De Manila University and force a deciding game for the last finals berth in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 80 men’s basketball on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.…

Tams clip Eagles, force KO match

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Far Eastern University (FEU) rode on an explosive second half to hack out an 80-67 rout against Ateneo De Manila University and force a deciding game for the last finals berth in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 80 men’s basketball on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.…


 

Sulu gov calls support for anti-terror drive

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Sulu Gov. Totoh Tan renewed his call on the people and urged citizens to support government efforts in anti-terrorism campaign. Tan made the appeal following a security meeting at the Capitol in Patikul town attended by senior military officials, municipal mayors and representatives of various sectors in Sulu.…

Merkel in final push for coalition to avert crisis

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BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel will make a last push Sunday (Monday in Manila) to forge a government, in a twin battle to save her political future and avert fresh elections that could destabilise Germany and Europe. Elections in September had left the veteran leader without a majority and weakened as…

 

 

Boardroom Watch

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I couldn’t help it. I just had to ask billionaire boy wonder Edgar “Injap” Sia II how he maintained his perfect flat top haircut. A must-do weekly trip to the barber, he says. With all that moolah – earned from the fabulous deal which handed his popular Mang Inasal…

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Owndays Owndays, the Japanese leader in optical design, infuses more style in eyewear and helps people achieve a fresh, new look every day with its limitless designs crafted by its talented roster of in-house designers. With over 1,500 different styles available, Owndays offers impressive variety and flexibility. Exciting the fashion…

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Nike Nike launches its line of new workout tights and pants under the new Nike Pants Studio, which provides athletes comfort and flexibility as they go about their day. The collection is specifically designed to adapt to an individual’s range of movement, supporting their active lifestyles and specific workouts. “We…

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Lung Hin, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila Marco Polo Ortigas Manila welcomes diners as the chefs of Lung Hin, led by guest culinary maestro Billy Cheong, fire up the kitchen. Discover a true, traditional Hong Kong staple with the premium roast goose dish by Chef Cheong, which will be featured on…

American and Filipino service members honored on Veterans Day

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US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim led the 2017 Veterans Day commemoration at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Taguig City, Metro Manila. Veterans Day is an American holiday that originates with the formal end of hostilities of World War 1 with the signing of the Armistice at…

Iñigo dedicates Disney single to Hashtag member

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Singer Iñigo Pascual could not help but tear up on his debut as a Disney recording artist for the Philippine version of “Remember Me.” The song is the official theme of the upcoming animated film, “Coco,” which opens in cinemas later this month. “Remember Me” was composed by Academy Award-winning…

Suzuki PH launches all-new Vitara crossover

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Suzuki Philippines (SPH) took the covers off its fourth generation Vitara at the Metrotent Convention Center in Pasig City last Thursday, replacing the Grand Vitara that has been in the market for more than a decade. “Equipped with the longest and widest dimension in its class with the best radius…

In the spirit of giving back

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The Manila Hotel ushered Christmas with tree lighting-cum-charitable event This year’s Christmas festivities began early for The Manila Hotel with its tree lighting ceremony and charitable event. Themed “Ang Ating Tanging Yaman” (Our Treasured Heri­tage), “The Grand Dame” brings to forefront the beauty and hospitality that has made Filipino Christmas…

Superstars of the 31st Asean Summit

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World leaders who drew attention in PH visit As world leaders planed in one after the other in Clark and Manila for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit last weekend, global attention turned to the Philippines and hit its peak, not only for the results of the…

American and Filipino service members honored on Veterans Day

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US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim led the 2017 Veterans Day commemoration at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Taguig City, Metro Manila. Veterans Day is an American holiday that originates with the formal end of hostilities of World War 1 with the signing of the Armistice at…

The Lookbook

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Experts share their beauty and wardrobe tips on how to move from the BPO floor to another platform in life As with any industry, hard work is the key to success. The experts that have been tapped to mentor and work with the candidates of the first-ever Mr. and Ms.…

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I think it was Anna Wintour in the “canonical” The September Issue who said, “People are frightened of fashion and that because it scares them or it makes them feel insecure, they put it down.” I was one of those people. I look back and I see fashion as an…

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In the past six years that I’ve been doing hair and makeup, I often get asked what my favorite job experiences are. I have several memorable moments, and I was thinking of sharing some of the more apparent ones from time to time. Hair and makeup isn’t exactly the kind…

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Because “sweater weather” isn’t even that cold International, mostly western, brands release their collections seasonally. They take note of the predicted weather patterns, such as the dip and rise of temperatures, when coming up with garments. Spring, summer, fall and winter: these are the seasons that greatly influence the possible…