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THE house of Representatives adopted on Tuesday House Concurrent Resolution 9, which convenes both chambers of Congress into a Constituent Assembly to amend the 1987 Constitution and allow a shift to a federal system of government. The joint resolution, sponsored on the floor by House Committee on Constitutional Amendments Chairman…

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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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THE conflict between government and the press is no longer simply about the proper appreciation of the facts on various issues, but rather about who is telling us the truth and who is feeding us with b.s., or fake news. In the United States, the toxic exchange between the White…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte defended his top aide, Christopher “Bong” Go, following reports that he interfered with the Philippine Navy’s procurement of frigates as part of the military’s modernization program. Speaking to reporters in Pasay City on Tuesday, Duterte said Go was a billionaire who has no knowledge of internal military…

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State of emergency sought in 3 dengue areas

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ANTI-crime advocates are planning to ask President Rodrigo Duterte to place three regions in Luzon under a state of emergency to get all agencies of government involved in assisting children inoculated with the discontinued Dengvaxia vaccine. Dante Jimenez, chairman of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), said a presidential…

State of emergency sought in 3 dengue areas

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ANTI-crime advocates are planning to ask President Rodrigo Duterte to place three regions in Luzon under a state of emergency to get all agencies of government involved in assisting children inoculated with the discontinued Dengvaxia vaccine. Dante Jimenez, chairman of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), said a presidential…

State of emergency sought in 3 dengue areas

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ANTI-crime advocates are planning to ask President Rodrigo Duterte to place three regions in Luzon under a state of emergency to get all agencies of government involved in assisting children inoculated with the discontinued Dengvaxia vaccine. Dante Jimenez, chairman of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), said a presidential…

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Sanofi’s refund is suspect

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Sanofi Pasteur finally caved in to government pressure and agreed to refund the cost of the unused vials of its ineffective anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. The public would normally welcome such statement as a sign the offending party was taking responsibility for its faults. Such is not the case with the…

Govt letting China survey Benham Rise ‘capitulation’

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The Duterte administration was accused on Tuesday by a lawmaker of accommodating the caprices of China in a reprise of what then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo did. “It can really be seen that [the government has] indeed capitulated. We are giving in to the whims of China,” Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano…

Tax reform package submitted to Congress

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A new tax reform package focusing on corporate profits and fiscal incentives has been submitted to the House of Representatives, the Finance department announced on Tuesday. In a statement, the department said that Package 2 of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program (CTRP) was filed with the Office of the House…

Durant in command as Warriors down Cavs

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LOS ANGELES: Kevin Durant scored 32 points as the Golden State Warriors overpowered the Cleveland Cavaliers with a late rally to score a 118-108 win in a pulsating clash between the two NBA archrivals on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). Durant added seven assists and pulled down four rebounds as the…

Durant in command as Warriors down Cavs

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LOS ANGELES: Kevin Durant scored 32 points as the Golden State Warriors overpowered the Cleveland Cavaliers with a late rally to score a 118-108 win in a pulsating clash between the two NBA archrivals on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). Durant added seven assists and pulled down four rebounds as the…

Landslides, electrocution leave 16 dead in provinces

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Sixteen people died in several provinces in Bicol, Eastern Visayas and Mindanao from landslides and electrocution amid heavy rains brought by the tail end of a cold front, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Tuesday. Four fatalities in the landslides were recorded in Tacloban City,…

Xi tells Trump ‘positive changes’ in NKorea

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BEIJING: Chinese president Xi Jinping told his US counterpart Donald Trump that there have been “positive changes” on the Korean peninsula, state media said on Tuesday following a phone call between the two leaders. Trump has pushed Xi to increase economic and political pressure on North Korea in the hopes…

 

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Unlike other CEOs and entrepreneurs who’ve built their successful businesses by pursuing their passions and interests, Ben Monteiro, chairman of LB Levinson Brothers Inc., established his company out of sheer need and survival. As a civil engineer and father with two young mouths to feed, he couldn’t make ends meet…

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Nespresso Nespresso lovers have been heard! They no longer have to enjoy purchasing their Nespresso items during their overseas travels with the recent launch of the country’s first Nespresso Boutique at Power Plant Mall. The contemporary boutique, which occupies an impressive 140-sqm space, allows coffee lovers and the coffee curious…

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Gap Gap marks its 10th year of showing local fashionistas the way to true style. Besides Gap for Men & Women, the brand has expanded to Gap Kids and Baby Gap lines, and boasts 12 stores nationwide, including its flagship outlet at Central Square, Bonifacio High Street Central. To commemorate…

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JBJ The hearts of K-Pop fans are racing as JBJ announces its first ever visit to Manila on January 14 to spend the new year with their Filipino fans! JBJ’s first mini album reached more than three million hits within the first week and the men are proving themselves to…

PCSO donates medicines to various organizations

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The Philippine Cha­rity Sweeps­takes Office (PCSO) through its Medicine Donation Program (MDP) donated medicines to different organizations on January 9 at its extension office located at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City. On hand to receive medicines worth P50,000 for the Bongabon National High School was event…

Sylvia Sanchez portrays a different mom in ‘Mama’s Girl’

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Hailed for her role as a mother battling with Alzheimer’s disease in the top-rated ABS-CBN afternoon series “The Greatest Love” in 2017, veteran actress Sylvia Sanchez quickly became showbizlandia’s favorite mother role pick in successive TV programs. As 2018 begins, she takes her expertise to the big screen but in…

All-electric FiskerEMotion has 400-mile range

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Fisker, known by its Karma electric sports car, has unveiled its most striking creation yet, the EMotion all-electric vehicle, in CES 2018 in Las Vegas last week. Teaser photos of the car have been released by Fisker in October last year, and the manufacturer claimed that it will have 400…

PCSO donates medicines to various organizations

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The Philippine Cha­rity Sweeps­takes Office (PCSO) through its Medicine Donation Program (MDP) donated medicines to different organizations on January 9 at its extension office located at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City. On hand to receive medicines worth P50,000 for the Bongabon National High School was event…

PCSO donates medicines to various organizations

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The Philippine Cha­rity Sweeps­takes Office (PCSO) through its Medicine Donation Program (MDP) donated medicines to different organizations on January 9 at its extension office located at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City. On hand to receive medicines worth P50,000 for the Bongabon National High School was event…

The Lookbook

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New Year has always been associated with fresh starts and new changes. And what better way to do this than letting go of some outdated ensembles and creating a new look that will let you shine? Truly, now is the perfect time to refresh and revamp your look by transforming…

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Fashion and style continue to hog headlines, constituting to some of the biggest stories to mark any given year. As fashion plays a big role in shaping pop culture, we always find ourselves immersed and involved in waiting for next big thing to happen in fashion. And in case you…

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A few days into 2018 and I wonder, how have your resolutions been going? I’m sure you have them. Most of us do. People usually welcome the New Year with a clean slate. We start off with this positivity that we wish to inspire us the entire year. Treat it…

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Shoe addiction is not just a girl thing. A lot of guys too have the tendency to splurge on footwear, but most of us only purchase one or two types of shoes. The rubber basketball shoe is probably one of the most popular among Filipinos, being huge basketball fans. But…