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THE commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the EDSA “People Power” uprising will be “meaningless” unless the masterminds of the 1983 assassination of former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. are identified, the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) said on Wednesday. VACC founding Chairman Dante Jimenez called for a reinvestigation…

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IN addition to being on the frying pan for imminent arrest, Senator Leila de Lima has so many ambitious political projects, I think I could be accused of partisanship if I do not take note of her crusade. So here goes. The senator’s latest undertakings are…

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THERE are no moves to oust President Rodrigo Duterte coinciding with the 31st anniversary of the Edsa “People Power” revolt this week, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. said on Wednesday, refuting an earlier statement by Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar. “If ever there are, leave it to us. We’ll…

Court orders refund of vehicle RFID fees

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THE Supreme Court (SC) has voided a 2009 deal between the government and Stradcom Corp. for radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on motor vehicles, ordering a refund of the additional P350 charge on car registrations. Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno wrote the 30-page decision dated January 31, declaring the deal…

Reality bites

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has indicated he will not be rushed into signing a bilateral ceasefire agreement, much less resume the peace negotiations with the communists that he angrily terminated earlier this month, for all the small gestures of peace coming from the rebels. Responding to a Communist Party of the…

Setting minimum age a tall order for House

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The House justice committee is still undecided on the minimum age of criminal liability that the Duterte administration wants lowered from 15 to nine years old, Rep. Ron Salo of Kabayan party-list said on Wednesday during a hearing of the panel’s sub-committee on correctional reforms. Salo heads the Technical Working…

S&P sees central bank raising rates this year

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Forecasts inflation at 2.9%, GDP growth at 6.4% The Philippine central bank may begin raising its key interest rates this year, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings said, seeing pressure for such move coming mainly from the country’s robust gross domestic product (GDP) growth and rising commodity prices. The credit…

Beermen, Gin Kings promise exciting series

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After 10 years, San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel are meeting in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup finals anew. The Beermen are definitely the favorites with the presence of three-time Most Valuable Player (MVP) June Mar Fajardo and they have an extra day of rest as…

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…

Win over Magwe a boost for Global FC – Bahadoran

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Team captain Misagh Bahadoran said Global FC’s narrow 1-0 win over Magwe FC was a big boost in their campaign in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup. The 30-year-old striker scored the marginal goal to fuel the Philippine side’s win against the continental club football competition debutants from Myanmar at…

This is a real fight!

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When the possible bout between still undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. and mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor was floated months back, I was skeptical if it would push through. But when news and views that the bout will materialize crop up, I just tell myself that if the fight happens,…

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 Eagles take on Lady Falcons, eye solo third spot

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Last year’s runner-up Ateneo de Manila Uni­versity guns for solo third when it takes on Adamson University in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament today at The Arena in San Juan City. Game time starts 4 p.m. after the 2 p.m. tussle between…

House probes shabu laboratory in Catanduanes

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CITY, Albay: The House Committee on Dangerous Drugs headed by Rep. Ace Barbers will conduct a legislative inquiry today to look into the involvement of local officials in the drug trade four months after the discovery of a huge shabu laboratory on the island province of Catanduanes. The House probe…

Convicted ex-HK leader jailed 20 months for misconduct

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HONG KONG: Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Wednesday after a high-profile corruption trial found him guilty of misconduct during his time at the helm of the city. Tsang, 72, who held the leadership post of chief executive for seven years from…

An exciting marchin’ month for music fans

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If January and February had the likes of Bryan Adams, Goo Goo Dolls, David Guetta, Yellowcard and The Moffatts rocking the Philippines, the concert line-up in March offers diversity from festivals to international and local shows. Music geeks and fans of different genres have an exciting line up to choose…

An exciting marchin’ month for music fans

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If January and February had the likes of Bryan Adams, Goo Goo Dolls, David Guetta, Yellowcard and The Moffatts rocking the Philippines, the concert line-up in March offers diversity from festivals to international and local shows. Music geeks and fans of different genres have an exciting line up to choose…

The Porsche Panamera revealed

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TWO words that generally aren’t thought of as belonging in the same sentence are “Porsche” and “sedan,” but with the unveiling of the second-generation Panamera, the Stuttgart automaker has cemented its place as a creator of the improbable. Revealed to the Philippines last Thursday evening at PGA Cars’ Porsche Centre…

Liza Soberano surprises fans disguised as beauty advisor

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Liza Soberano—the country’s top It-girl and sixth of the World’s Most Beautiful Faces according to website TC Candler—surprised her fans in an exclusive meet-and-greet at a Quezon City Mall disguised as a makeup beauty advisor. During Maybelline’s #MakeItHappenwithLiza event on February 18, Soberano surprised unsuspecting customers who were browsing through…

PNB Chair Flor Tarriela’s secret garden 

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Idleness is not in Florencia “Flor” Gozon Tarriela’s vocabulary. For over 40 years, she has been serving the banking and finance industry tirelessly and triumphantly, while actively working with numerous organizations to help better the lives of Filipinos. A graduate of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major…