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    ANTI-crime advocates on Saturday expressed outrage over the travel clearance issued to Sen. Leila de Lima, claiming the lawmaker, who is accused of pocketing money from drug syndicates, could seek asylum to escape prosecution. Dante Jimenez, founding chairman of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), said he would ask…

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    More souls go to Hell because of sins of the flesh than for any other reason. … Certain fashions will be introduced that will offend Our Lord very much. Woe to women lacking in modesty. — Our Lady of Fatima, relayed by visionary Blessed Jacintha Marto The Jesuit-founded and -run…

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    CIA: Russia helped Trump win US poll

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    WASHINGTON, D.C.: A secret CIA assessment has found that Russia sought to tip last month’s US presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor, The Washington Post reported Friday, a conclusion that drew an extraordinary rebuke from the president-elect’s camp. “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of…

    Filipinos glad to see US do West Phil Sea maneuvers but not our government

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    We agree with the Gulf News comment and report last week (on Dec. 8) that the Philippine government “is highly unlikely to allow the US military to use Philippine territory as a springboard for so-called freedom of navigation operations (FONOPs) through disputed parts of the South China Sea” quoting Defense…

    SC revives Green Cross ownership case

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    The Supreme Court has ordered the revival of the ownership dispute over rubbing alcohol brand Green Cross despite the case having long been withdrawn in the “interest of substantial justice.” In a 16-page decision issued by the high ribunal’s Special Second Division, the magistrates said the petitioner, Gonzalo Co It,…

    Consumer confidence hits all-time high

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    Source: BSP Consumer Expectations Survey for Q4 Filipino households continued to show strong optimism in the lastest central bank survey, pushing the index for the fourth quarter of 2016 up to an all-time high on a generally positive perception of the overall condition of the economy, household finances and household…

    Hotshots rout Fuel Masters for second win

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    Star Hotshots posted a one-sided 123-79 victory over Phoenix Petroleum to nail its second win in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 42 Philippine Cup on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The Hotshots, riding on their rock-solid defense and high-octane offense throughout the game, took a…

    NCAA women’s volleyball champions CSB Lady Blazers visit Gerry’s

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    NCAA 91 Women’s Volleyball champions CSB Lady Blazers Ranya Musa, Chelsea Umali, Christine Lim, Arianne Daguil, with coaches Santi Edralin, Villaluz, Michael Carino, Pauline Cardiente and Chelsea Santillan presented a token jersey to Gerry’s senior marketing manager Francis Villaluz in a courtesy visit during the launch of Gerry’s at 20…

    Global FC set for Champions League debut

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    Local football champion Global FC is set to represent the Philippines in the Asian Champions League (ACL) slated in January. The club will be playing against Singaporean top tier brigade Tampines Rovers FC in the first round of the east zone qualification stage on January 24. The team’s berth to…

    Freak show or marquee fight

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    News that Manny Pacquiao might square off with Vasyl Lomachenko of Russia has made the boxing world buzzing with excitement, because it involves an up-and-coming superstar and a future Hall of Famer. But there’s one big problem – their official fighting weights are almost a world apart with Pacquiao at…

    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…

    Developing tenacity through table tennis

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    Filling up the void left by Rio Olympian Ian Larriba was no easy task according to De La Salle University (DLSU) table tennis team captain Jamaica Dianne Sy. “There were a lot of adjustments done after Ate Yan (Larriba) left the team, but our dedicated alumni varsity players were very supportive and are always there…

    ASG leader killed in Sabah clash

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    ZAMBOANGA CITY: An Abu Sayyaf leader tagged as behind the kidnappings of two Canadians and a Norwegian in Samal Island was among those killed by Malaysian authorities in a sea battle off Sabah’s Semporna district. Army Major Filemon Tan, military spokesman, identified the slain leader as Abraham Hamid, who led…

    Court to decide on Park’s impeachment

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    SEOUL: After the South Korean parliament’s impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, the spotlight now shifts to the nine judges of the Constitutional Court who could yet slam the door on those seeking to remove her from office. The lawmakers’ vote on Friday suspended Park’s sweeping executive powers, but it requires…

    Albay’s devoted son

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    First elected in 1995 as the 24th governor of Albay, Al Francis Bichara—a civil engineer by profession—was voted anew to the seat in May 2016, signaling the resurgence of significant improvements he had previously established for his constituents and the province as a whole. After the expiration of his third…

    Nora Aunor’s ‘Kabisera’ finally makes it to MMFF 2016

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    The public will see the one and only Superstar Nora Aunor in her much-anticipated participation in the Metro Manila Film Festival via the family drama Kabisera. The film was originally fielded to the screening committee in 2015 but had failed to make the cut. This year, the Superstar feel fortunate…

    Better-looking Lexus IS350 now available in PH market

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    Arguably the most stylish car in Lexus’s product line, the IS sedan is a popular model in the luxury segment. The current, third-generation model is particularly stunning, and remains so even three years after it was introduced to the global market in 2013. But as with any other automobile that…

    ‘Star Wars’ fans unite anew

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    The force was once again with Filipinos as Star Wars fans and enthusiasts gathered together for Disney Philippines and Toy Kingdom’s much-anticipated Star Wars: Rogue One  toy launch at the SM Megamall. Apart from showcasing the latest toys inspired by the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie, the…

    Albay’s devoted son

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    First elected in 1995 as the 24th governor of Albay, Al Francis Bichara—a civil engineer by profession—was voted anew to the seat in May 2016, signaling the resurgence of significant improvements he had previously established for his constituents and the province as a whole. After the expiration of his third…