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THE Armed Forces of the Philippines on Friday declared a nationwide war against the armed wing of the communist movement, the New People’s Army (NPA), after President Rodrigo Duterte’s issuance of an official proclamation terminating peace talks. Maj. Gen. Restituto Padilla Jr., the military spokesman, said troops would begin conducting…

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CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is crying persecution. She is alleging that the independence of the judiciary is in peril after the House justice committee ruled that the impeachment complaint against her was sufficient in form and substance. She is claiming that she was denied due process when the committee…

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CAIRO:  Armed attackers on Friday killed at least 235 worshippers in a bomb and gun assault on a packed mosque in Egypt’s restive North Sinai province, state media reported, the country’s deadliest attack in recent memory. A bomb explosion ripped through the Rawda mosque frequented by Sufis roughly 40 kilometres…

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he decided to cut talks with the communist rebels as the group sounded like they wanted a “coalition government” with his administration. Speaking before soldiers in Camp Tecson in San Miguel, Bulacan, the President stressed that he could not have a coalition government with…




Police warned vs ‘killing spree’ on return to drug war

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s words of strong support for the Philippine National Police (PNP) “[are] not [a] license for it to go on a killing spree,” a senator said on Friday. Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito was reacting to the President’s decision to return the PNP to the drug war after he…

Police warned vs ‘killing spree’ on return to drug war

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s words of strong support for the Philippine National Police (PNP) “[are] not [a] license for it to go on a killing spree,” a senator said on Friday. Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito was reacting to the President’s decision to return the PNP to the drug war after he…

Police warned vs ‘killing spree’ on return to drug war

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte’s words of strong support for the Philippine National Police (PNP) “[are] not [a] license for it to go on a killing spree,” a senator said on Friday. Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito was reacting to the President’s decision to return the PNP to the drug war after he…

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Other roads to peace

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The Communist Party of the Philippines has run out of political capital, along with the goodwill it once enjoyed from the Duterte government. President Rodrigo Duterte has formally terminated peace negotiations with the communist group, citing the rebels’ failure to show sincerity in pursuing the peace process. The President signed…

Uber told to explain data breach within 48 hours

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The National Privacy Commission on Friday said it had given Uber a 48-hour deadline to provide vital information on a breach of its data last year. It summoned Uber to a meeting on Thursday over the data breach that was admitted by the CEO of the transport network vehicle service…

Espenilla: BSP policy not dependent on Fed

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Likely US Federal Reserve rate hikes do not mean the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) needs to follow suit, central bank Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. said on Friday. “Our monetary policy is independent of what Fed does,” Espenilla told reporters in response to the release of the minutes of the…

 

 

Vision of victory fires up Archers

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De La Salle University head coach Aldin Ayo said that winning is the sole motivation of the Green Archers as they jump into the fray anew against archrival Ateneo De Manila University in the finals of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, starting…

Vision of victory fires up Archers

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De La Salle University head coach Aldin Ayo said that winning is the sole motivation of the Green Archers as they jump into the fray anew against archrival Ateneo De Manila University in the finals of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, starting…


 

Maute recruits members from Madrasah schools

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The lack of government support for Madrasah schools in Marawi City has provided a rich ground for recruitment of Maute terrorist group members, Marawi City Mayor Majul Usman Gandamra said on Friday. “Many of the recruits [of Maute] are from Madrasah schools which do not only educate about Islam, but…

Russia–Trump team’s ties probe gains ground

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn is moving to cooperate with a special prosecutor probing possible collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russia during last year’s election, The New York Times reported Thursday (Friday in Manila). Lawyers for Michael Flynn notified the president’s legal team…

 

 

Boardroom Watch

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Property maverick sets the trend for branded living Jose E.B. Antonio, the real estate titan redefining the Metro Manila skyline, could have chosen to carve out a niche in brash America. But the feisty Ermitaño – he grew up in a one-story house across Ermita Church in Ermita, Manila –…

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A small design studio based in Manila, Katre has been crafting handsome leather goods since 2009. It offers luxury in quality, accentuating the essential and foregoing the unnecessary to come up with thoughtful, timeless and functional bags and accessories. It’s unisex, universal range, called the Lee et Chase Essentiels, delivers…

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Marc Jacobs Marc Jacobs, the global contemporary pride in fashion, delights with his two new introductions – the Sling bag and the Hotshot bag. Hitting the runway last Fall, the Sling bag is a uniquely modern and versatile bag, boasting an exaggerated size with color blocking of vintage calf leather.…

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Central Square ‘Tis the season to be jolly as Central Square inspires more cheer and merry during the holidays with a slew of fun activities, thoughtful gift ideas and, of course, incredible promos and shopping deals. Use your Philippine-issued Mastercard and start checking off your wish list this Christmas, while…

Traditions, traditions in Paoay

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Love, indeed, must be really blind even to past differences between two families whose patriarchs were bitter political enemies during a particularly turbulent decade in the Philippines. The animosity that dates back to the early 1970s probably would be farthest from the minds of Carina Amelia “Cara” Gamboa Manglapus, 32,…

Rachel Peters out to win the ‘Universe’

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Smart and sexy Filipina is making waves in Las Vegas; pageant websites place PH bet in Top 10 of possible winners After Pia Wurtzbach’s win as Miss Universe 2015 and Maxine Medina’s Top 6 finish at the pageant’s 2016 edition in Manila back in January, all eyes—and hopes—are now on…

The new Lamborghini Huracán Performante

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Automobili Lamborghini has unleashed the newest bull from its stable: the new Huracán Performante. Combining new lightweight technologies, active aerodynamics with aero vectoring and a new set-up of chassis, all-wheel-drive system and further improved powertrain, the Huracán Performante is truly the result of Lamborghini innovations, producing a super sports car…

Traditions, traditions in Paoay

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Love, indeed, must be really blind even to past differences between two families whose patriarchs were bitter political enemies during a particularly turbulent decade in the Philippines. The animosity that dates back to the early 1970s probably would be farthest from the minds of Carina Amelia “Cara” Gamboa Manglapus, 32,…

Superstars of the 31st Asean Summit

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World leaders who drew attention in PH visit As world leaders planed in one after the other in Clark and Manila for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit last weekend, global attention turned to the Philippines and hit its peak, not only for the results of the…

Traditions, traditions in Paoay

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Love, indeed, must be really blind even to past differences between two families whose patriarchs were bitter political enemies during a particularly turbulent decade in the Philippines. The animosity that dates back to the early 1970s probably would be farthest from the minds of Carina Amelia “Cara” Gamboa Manglapus, 32,…

The Lookbook

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He caught our attention as the senior student embroiled in a thrilling mystery surrounding his school. We cheered him on as the guy who was secretly pining for his best girl pal. He made our hearts flutter as the ace swimmer who fell in love with the weightlifting fairy. He…

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Produced and styled by Leo Balante Photographed by Advan Ramirez at DHQ Productions Makeup by Jopie Sanchez Model Miguel Lasala at PMAP For his first issue as newly-minted British Vogue editor, Edward Enninful received praise for a refreshing perspective showcased on his premiere cover as captain of the renowned “fashion…

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Makeup is something we are conditioned to think of as generally reserved for females. Whenever I have to put some on a man who is not used to putting on makeup, like corporate bosses or grooms, they immediately shrink away from me and get defensive. The moment they hear the…

STYLE DIARY

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I was never a big fashion guy. Maybe it’s because I shared a wardrobe with my father for the better part of my post-adolescent years. Maybe because I never really had the financial capacity to actually pick a lot of my own clothes. Or maybe because I’ve been lazy. Period.…