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VACC PRESSES ON

THE Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) has formally asked the House of Representatives to conduct an investigation into the killing of a South Korean shipping official by police right inside Camp Crame. In a letter to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, VACC founding chairman Dante Jimenez urged the House to…

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RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO A BRIEF HISTORY OF NATIONALISM’S BREAKDOWN IN OUR COUNTRY

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WHILE the new US President Donald Trump is inarguably a demagogic megalomaniac, he demonstrated a streak of genius, or a deep insight into his countrymen’s feelings, that made him win, when he made his campaign battle cries “America First” as well as “We will make America great again.” While some…

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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YESTERDAY, the United States, the United Nations, and the European Union were at the receiving end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s caustic tongue. Today, it is the Catholic Church, its bishops and priests. I suggest that the Catholic laity, who constitute the vast majority of the Church’s faithful, not just the…

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Robredo to Duterte: Respect Church, critics

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte should respect critics of his anti-drug war, including Catholic clergy, Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo said over the weekend. Robredo was reacting to the President’s remarks last week that Catholic priests did not have moral ascendancy over him given their own scandals. “We are in extraordinary…

Let Filipino resilience triumph over Trump’s policies

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“AMERICA First.” Full of spine-tingling conviction, billionaire-turned-politician Donald J. Trump uttered those two words during his inaugural speech as the 45th President of the United States in Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., at 12 noon on Friday (1 a.m. Saturday, Manila time), and immediately repeated the phrase for emphasis, practically setting…

P117-B train project to link Manila and Bicol

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FILIPINO and Chinese transportation and railway officials are expected to seal anytime soon a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that would pave the way for the rehabilitation and modernization of the 653-kilometer Manila to Bicol railway system. The P117.3-billion Manila-Bicol South Railway Project was approved last year by the National Economic…

‘Rise Against Hunger’ campaign comes to PH

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The Rise Against Hunger campaign, a global effort to end malnutrition, was launched last week in an event supported by the Department of Health and food giant Nestlé Philippines. The organizers stressed that malnutrition has been overlooked as a serious health problem for decades yet data showed it affects 795…

Warriors shake off sleep to pummel Magic

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MIAMI: The Golden State Warriors shrugged off an early start to pummel the Orlando Magic 118-98 and seal their seventh consecutive victory on Sunday (Monday in Manila). Stephen Curry led the Warriors’ scoring with 27 points, draining seven of 13 three-point attempts as the Dubs improved to 38-6. The victory…

Sta. Elena Golf and Country Club muscles up with The Turf Company gears

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The Sta. Elena Golf & Country Club has received another fleet of equipment that includes irrigation systems, precision mowing equipment, golf cars and other utility vehicles from The Turf Company. President and COO Mario Lopez and Sales Manager Ernie Mozo represented The Turf Company while Sta. Elena was represented by…

Pinoy Club Global faces Tampines Rovers in Champions League opener

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Global FC will start their campaign in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League with a bout against the Tampines Rovers FC at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium at 7:30 p.m. today. Global FC, which has adopted Cebu as its home province for the upcoming national league, will be the…

Thank you PSC

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(First part) The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) announced during its 107th leg series that the PSL has been officially accredited by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) as a swimming association. The PSC approved and resolved the decision during the board meeting of the PSC Board of Commissioners. I have been…

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…

Lady booter Fernando welcomes new role as Sparks’ GM

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Football player Isabella Fernando said that she is honored to take her new position as general manager of the Loyola Meralco Sparks FC. “I felt honored. I knew that a big task lays ahead of me and that I needed to prepare for it,” Fernando told The Manila Times in…

‘Frost’ no reason to raise veggie prices

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LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: Local farmers here said there is no reason for market vendors in Manila to increase the pri­ces of highland vegetables because the occurrence of frost has not affected the farms where these produce are sourced. Agot Balanoy, Benguet Farmers Marketing Cooperative general manager, said they have been…

Indonesia holds IS-linked group deported from Turkey

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JAKARTA: Indonesian police have detained 17 people with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) group after Turkey deported them due to concerns they wanted to enter Syria, an official said Monday. Hundreds of people from Indonesia, which has the world’s biggest Muslim population, have flocked to join IS in…

Thousands march against Trump at Sundance festival

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PARK CITY, United States: Thousands braved the snow at the Sundance Film Festival Saturday to march for women’s rights and in protest against the election of President Donald Trump. It was billed as a “women’s march,” but a crowd made up of roughly half men led by comedian Chelsea Handler…

Thousands march against Trump at Sundance festival

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PARK CITY, United States: Thousands braved the snow at the Sundance Film Festival Saturday to march for women’s rights and in protest against the election of President Donald Trump. It was billed as a “women’s march,” but a crowd made up of roughly half men led by comedian Chelsea Handler…

Dynamic, comfortable and efficient – the new Porsche 911 GTS models

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STUTTGART: Porsche is expanding the 911 product line with the GTS models. From March 2017, a total of five variants will be available in Germany: the 911 Carrera GTS with rear-wheel drive, the 911 Carrera 4 GTS with all-wheel drive – both of the above available as a Coupé and…

The upside of slowing down

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In 1998, Philip Patterson published a book with, what I thought to be a very catchy title, Right-Sizing Your Life: The Up Side of Slowing Down. It is essentially a book that shows you how to get out of the “fast pace” and simplify your life. Paterson asks his readers,…

Nicole Tantoco

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The retail scion on her personal and professional growth This interview was set right in the middle of the holiday frenzy at the heart of  Makati’s shopping district. As expected, crowds were streaming in and out of the shopping mall, hoping to find or have bought the perfect gifts for…