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    ‘OUTRAGED,’ MALACAÑANG VOWS:

    Malacañang on Monday assured the public there will be no whitewash or cover-up in the investigation into the abduction and killing of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said the Palace was “outraged” by Jee’s killing and that the people behind the crime will pay. “We…

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    First Read Here’s the riddle (mystery) that should haunt us Filipinos amidst our collective shame and anguish over the kidnapping, murder and cremation of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo by police operatives in October last year: Since his accession to office on June 30, 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte has…

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    Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity,religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tributeof patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, thesefirmest props of the duties of men and citizens. — George Washington [W]hile I…

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    Trump looks to steady ship after fraught start

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    WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump gets down to work Monday, signing a slew of executive orders to start rolling out his policy agenda after a tumultuous first few days put his administration on the back foot. As he embarks on his first full week in office, the 45th US president will…

    Will women’s march on Washington be remembered?

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    FOR sheer size, number of speakers and geographicalsweep around the world, the Women‘s March on Washington on January 20 ought to be enrolled in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest protest march in history. Things get tricky, however, when we try to reckon whether the event will…

    P117-B train project to link Manila and Bicol

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    FILIPINO and Chinese transportation and railway officials are expected to seal anytime soon a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that would pave the way for the rehabilitation and modernization of the 653-kilometer Manila to Bicol railway system. The P117.3-billion Manila-Bicol South Railway Project was approved last year by the National Economic…

    Peso may fall past P50:$1 by March – FMIC-UA&P

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    Think tank sees peso weakening faster than yr-end forecast earlier A private think tank said the expected weakening of the Philippine peso past the P50:$1 level may occur before the end of the first quarter, much earlier than the end of the year, forecast previously by another group of private…

    Warriors shake off sleep to pummel Magic

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    MIAMI: The Golden State Warriors shrugged off an early start to pummel the Orlando Magic 118-98 and seal their seventh consecutive victory on Sunday (Monday in Manila). Stephen Curry led the Warriors’ scoring with 27 points, draining seven of 13 three-point attempts as the Dubs improved to 38-6. The victory…

    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…

    Pinoy Club Global faces Tampines Rovers in Champions League opener

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    Global FC will start their campaign in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League with a bout against the Tampines Rovers FC at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium at 7:30 p.m. today. Global FC, which has adopted Cebu as its home province for the upcoming national league, will be the…

    Thank you PSC

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    (First part) The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) announced during its 107th leg series that the PSL has been officially accredited by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) as a swimming association. The PSC approved and resolved the decision during the board meeting of the PSC Board of Commissioners. I have been…

    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 booter Fernando welcomes new role as Sparks’ GM

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    Football player Isabella Fernando said that she is honored to take her new position as general manager of the Loyola Meralco Sparks FC. “I felt honored. I knew that a big task lays ahead of me and that I needed to prepare for it,” Fernando told The Manila Times in…

    ‘Frost’ no reason to raise veggie prices

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    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: Local farmers here said there is no reason for market vendors in Manila to increase the pri­ces of highland vegetables because the occurrence of frost has not affected the farms where these produce are sourced. Agot Balanoy, Benguet Farmers Marketing Cooperative general manager, said they have been…

    Indonesia holds IS-linked group deported from Turkey

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    JAKARTA: Indonesian police have detained 17 people with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) group after Turkey deported them due to concerns they wanted to enter Syria, an official said Monday. Hundreds of people from Indonesia, which has the world’s biggest Muslim population, have flocked to join IS in…

    Thousands march against Trump at Sundance festival

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    PARK CITY, United States: Thousands braved the snow at the Sundance Film Festival Saturday to march for women’s rights and in protest against the election of President Donald Trump. It was billed as a “women’s march,” but a crowd made up of roughly half men led by comedian Chelsea Handler…

    Thousands march against Trump at Sundance festival

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    PARK CITY, United States: Thousands braved the snow at the Sundance Film Festival Saturday to march for women’s rights and in protest against the election of President Donald Trump. It was billed as a “women’s march,” but a crowd made up of roughly half men led by comedian Chelsea Handler…

    Dynamic, comfortable and efficient – the new Porsche 911 GTS models

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    STUTTGART: Porsche is expanding the 911 product line with the GTS models. From March 2017, a total of five variants will be available in Germany: the 911 Carrera GTS with rear-wheel drive, the 911 Carrera 4 GTS with all-wheel drive – both of the above available as a Coupé and…

    The upside of slowing down

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    In 1998, Philip Patterson published a book with, what I thought to be a very catchy title, Right-Sizing Your Life: The Up Side of Slowing Down. It is essentially a book that shows you how to get out of the “fast pace” and simplify your life. Paterson asks his readers,…

    Nicole Tantoco

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    The retail scion on her personal and professional growth This interview was set right in the middle of the holiday frenzy at the heart of  Makati’s shopping district. As expected, crowds were streaming in and out of the shopping mall, hoping to find or have bought the perfect gifts for…