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    DOJ OFFERS PROTECTION TO 2 WITNESSES

    A SUSPECT in the hazing death of UST law freshman Horacio “Atio” Castillo 3rd is now in the custody of Manila police after surrendering to Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Friday. Solano surrendered to Lacson in the senator’s office at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City about 3:40 p.m. before being…

    Opinion on Page One

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    First word NOW I understand why columnist Suzanne Fields calls Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, a “superstar in the cabinet of Donald Trump”. In an administration that has been wracked by disarray and missteps, the former governor of South Carolina has emerged as the most forceful…

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    THE elected representatives of the people, or at least the 26 members of the justice committee of the House of Representatives, including majority leader Rudy Fariñas and its chair, Rep. Rey Umali, have decided to dismiss the impeachment complaint filed against Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Andy Bautista on the…

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    MANILA: Western consumer giants are polluting oceans by selling products packaged in cheap, disposable plastic to Filipinos, Greenpeace has claimed—naming Nestle, Unilever and Procter & Gamble among the worst offenders. The environmental group ranked the Philippines as the “third-worst polluter into the world’s oceans” after China and Indonesia in a…

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    NO CELEBRATION, MILITARY TOLD

    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday night said he would lift martial law in Mindanao “anytime” soon after the military was done with its clearing operations in war-torn Marawi City. “It will be lifted anytime. The Armed Forces are winding up [their operations] but there are still hostages. We do not…

    ‘Parojinog used drug money to fund Maute’

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    EVEN in death, the late Ozamiz City mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. continues to stir controversy. Not only has he been linked to illegal drugs but to terrorist activities as well, allegedly using money from the sale of illegal substances to fund Islamist extremist groups like Maute, Armed Forces Chief Eduardo…

    Fear of Dictators

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    Policy research on federalism a must

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    September is Development Policy Research Month (DPRM). The issuance of Proclamation 247 in 2002 was a visionary move by the Arroyo administration, putting special focus on policy research and highlighting its critical importance in socioeconomic development. For this year, the observance of policy research month pursues a timely theme –…

    Revenue from tax bill to fund free tuition

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    Revenue gain from the Senate version of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) measure will fund implementation of the free-tuition law that needs P51 billion, according to the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd). Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara, chairman of the sub-committee of the Senate Committee on Finance tackling…

    P28.8-B surplus trims budget gap

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    The government recorded a P28.8-billion budget surplus in August on the back of double-digit revenue and expenditure gains, the Treasury bureau said on Friday. Revenues for the month of August totaled P230.4 billion, up 10 percent year on year and pushing the eight-month tally to P1.6 trillion, which was also…

     

     

    Crafty defense earns Red Lions an F4 seat

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    San Beda College (SBC) leaned on the forward duo of Javee Mocon and Davon Potts down the stretch to hold off Jose Rizal University (JRU), 65-60, and secure a Final Four seat in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 93 basketball tournament on Friday at the FilOil Flying V…

    Venezuela opposition rally to coincide with start of new assembly

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    CARACAS: Venezuela’s opposition will hold a protest rally Thursday to coincide with the expected inauguration of a new assembly that will rewrite the constitution in what has been decried as a power grab by President Nicolas Maduro. At the close of a day in which two prominent opposition leaders were…

    Zidane pleads for calm amid Real slump

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    MADRID: In the space of just five games Real Madrid have gone from red-hot La Liga title favorites to trailing rivals Barcelona by seven points ahead of Saturday’s (Sunday in Manila) trip to Alaves. When Madrid swept a crisis-ridden Barca aside 5-1 in the Spanish Super Cup last month, Zinedine…

    Time for a blood feud

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    I followed the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady “GGG” Golovkin superbout over the weekend via livestream and videos that were immediately available after the fight, and my take is Golovkin deserved at least a close decision win. While Alvarez has his moments and proved a hard nut to crack, Golovkin was more in…

    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…

    11-year old swimmer sets sight on 2024 Olympics

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    Philippine Swimming League (PSL) standout Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh bagged five gold medals in the Palarong Pam­bansa qualifying tour­nament held at the Olivarez Swimming Pool in Parañaque City. Representing Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque, the 11-year old Mojdeh dominated all her individual events the girls’ elementary division to earn a spot…

     

     

    Gunmen kill leader of Cotabato jail raid

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    SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: A notorious Moro commander who led the rescue of a drug trafficker that led to the escape of 157 inmates from North Cotabato district jail in January was killed by unidentified gunmen in Pagalungan town here on Wednesday night. Senior Supt. Agustin Tello, Maguindanao provincial police director,…

    North hints at dropping H-bomb on Pacific

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    SEOUL: US President Donald Trump is “mentally deranged” and will “pay dearly” for his threat to destroy North Korea, Kim Jong-Un said Friday, as his foreign minister hinted the regime may explode a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean. In a rare personal attack published hours after Washington announced tougher…

     

     

    Joel Cruz celebrates eldest twins’ fifth birthday

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    Joel Cruz, the president and CEO of Aficionado Perfumes, celebrated the 5th birthday of his first set of twins Prince Sean and Princess Synne at Kidzania with a whopping attendance of 1709 guests. Joel had to close down the indoor family entertainment center at BGC exclusively for his family and…

    Of books and celebrities

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    TV’s hot properties dabble in publishing; brings glamor and commotion to MIBF Time and time again, celebrities have proven that fame—whether made as actors, singers or as social media breakthroughs — sells just about anything. Proof are the A-Listers’ endless product endorsements as well as admirable involvement in advocacies. They…

    All-new Audi A8 with artificial intelligence, active suspension

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    Audi has developed the world’s first production automobile with the new Artificial Intelligence AI and Active Suspension technologies in the all-new A8 sedan. With the Audi AI traffic jam pilot, the brand with the four rings presents the world’s first system that enables highly automated driving at Level 3, where…

    Joel Cruz celebrates eldest twins’ fifth birthday

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    Joel Cruz, the president and CEO of Aficionado Perfumes, celebrated the 5th birthday of his first set of twins Prince Sean and Princess Synne at Kidzania with a whopping attendance of 1709 guests. Joel had to close down the indoor family entertainment center at BGC exclusively for his family and…

    A significant journey to excellence

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    In serving the academe for the past 38 years, Saint Michael’s College of Laguna (SMCL) president Lourdes Almeda-Sese believes that life is a journey to significance. “I have learned that life is indeed not a journey to fame, power, and fortune but a journey to significance. To lead a life…

    Boardroom Watch

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    BY KRISTEL DACUMOS-LAGORZA PHOTOS BY HARVEY TAPAN Gerry Santos, also known as “Mr. Freeze,” is by no measure a cold dude. He warmly greets everyone – from employees to distributors and partners – with his signature smile and charm. Santos is a dynamic 51-year-old, who has the energy of a…

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    Rustan’s When it comes to the finer things in life and a peerless customer experience, one name and only one name instantly comes to mind – Rustan’s. At the top of the local shopping game for 65 years, starting with a humble shop in San Marcelino to the conglomerate of…

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    Kate Spade New York Kate Spade New York showcases the ante on its celebrated tabletop collection, adding to the mix a chic assortment of china, crystal glassware, desk accessories and flatware, in addition to a clever new gift line. New patterns featured include signature dots, bows, stripes and florals with…

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    Acer Acer Philippines, the technology and innovation leader, has gotten into the holiday spirit early, rolling out promo goodies before the holiday season. For every purchase of an Acer projector, Acer Aspire i3-powered laptop or desktop, it promises a duffel bag or backpack, and both for every purchase of an…