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Malacañang sees no reason for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to intervene in issues concerning the Philippines, particularly on the country’s fight against illegal drugs. In a statement, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella maintained that “no concrete evidence” has shown that the killings of suspected drug personalities in the Philippines were…

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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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CHINA, not the United States, has reclaimed and built controversial structures on Scarborough Shoal and other disputed areas in the West Philippine/South China Sea, despite stern objections from the Philippines. Now, instead of raising the issue with China, President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the US government to explain why it…

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Sino ba’ng walang girlfriend [Who doesn’t have a girlfriend]?” With those four words, Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez on Thursday admitted to an extramarital relationship with a woman named Jennifer Maliwanag Vicencio, an affair spilled out in the open by an ongoing feud with erstwhile friend Rep. Antonio “Tonyboy” Floirendo Jr.…

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Duterte admits using ‘oxygen converter’

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday admitted that he uses a medical device called an oxygen converter when sleeping to relieve various health issues. Duterte, who marked his 72nd birthday on Tuesday, said this was an effect of his being a longtime smoker. “The picture of my room released during my…

To the honorable justices of the Supreme Court

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WE respectfully address this editorial to the honorable justices of the Supreme Court to urge them to take swift and sure action to resolve with finality the long pending election protest on the result of the 2016 vice-presidential election, and thereby enable the nation to breathe with relief and the…

Senate bill seeks to stop brain drain

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IN a bid to stop brain drain supposedly being experienced by the country, Sen. Grace Poe has filed a bill that aims to lure back Filipino experts and professionals who had left the Philippines in search of greener pastures to return and share their knowledge and help strengthen the country’s…

Fitch affirms PH investment grade

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‘Growth a rating strength for the Philippines’ Debt watcher Fitch Ratings affirmed the Philippines’ “BBB-“ minimum investment grade rating, as well as its positive outlook, but warned it will be watching the impact of the government’s anti-illegal drugs program on the overall economy. Fitch offered neither an upgrade nor warned…

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Curry sparks Warriors, triple-king Westbrook sets NBA record

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LOS ANGELES: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson led the Golden State Warriors to a magnificent come-from-behind victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) on a record-breaking night for Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook. Curry and Thompson — the fabled “Splash Brothers” of the Warriors offense — combined…

Canoy faces South African for WBF belt

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Filipino Jason Canoy battles South African Mzuvikile Magwaca today for the vacant World Boxing Federation (WBF) bantamweight belt in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Canoy, who is holding a 26-6-2 win-loss-draw record with 19 knockouts, is coming off two straight wins over fellow Jetly Purisima via referee technical decision…

Pinay booters optimistic of Asian Cup qualifiers chances

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The Philippine women’s football team expressed optimism of its upcoming campaign in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in Tajikistan starting on April 3. Assistant coach Alfredo Estacion said the squad is ready to face the challenge and reach the goal of landing in the tournament proper. “We’re 100 percent confident.…

Flashpoint

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From the standpoint of a chemist, the term “flashpoint” refers to the lowest temperature at which vapors of a volatile material will ignite when given an ignition source. From the standpoint of boxing fans, a “flashpoint” is what Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. needs to resuscitate his career. Donaire…

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…

Salamat races to a new challenge

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With four years of professional cycling experience, Marella Vania Sala­mat is regarded as the one of the Philippine stalwarts in this male-dominated sport. Early this month, the former bowler turned cyclist improved her standing from ninth last year to eighth this year in the nine-leg Biwase Cup Tour of Vietnam. Salamat…

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Gang leader with ASG link nabbed in Sulu

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A GANG leader wanted for a string of criminal charges was arrested after a bloody clash with members of a joint military task force that left one dead and a civilian wounded on Wednesday in Omar, Sulu. Army Captain Jo-ann Petinglay, Western Mindanao Command spokesman, said Saudi Hamja was captured…

US judge extends order blocking Trump travel ban

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LOS ANGELES: The judge who halted President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on refugees and arrivals from six mainly Muslim countries has extended his order, dealing another blow to the White House. After a hearing lasting several hours, US District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii said Wednesday he had turned…

PAL celebrates 76 years flying the friendly skies

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Announces Manila-Kuala Lumpur route to mark milestone Before World War 2, and shortly after, the Philippines was considered the second most progressive economy in Asia next to Japan. One such proof is how this archipelago of 7,107 islands became the first nation in Asia to have a flag carrier via…

‘Mulawin versus Ravena’ ready to soar

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Dennis Trillo leads beautiful cast of feathered humans in returning fantaserye A fantastic flock of part human-part bird descended upon GMA Network’s evening newscast, 24 Oras, on Monday, giving viewers a welcome respite from tiring national issues. Mulawin versus Ravena is a sequel to the hit 2004 fantasy series created…

PAL celebrates 76 years flying the friendly skies

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Announces Manila-Kuala Lumpur route to mark milestone Before World War 2, and shortly after, the Philippines was considered the second most progressive economy in Asia next to Japan. One such proof is how this archipelago of 7,107 islands became the first nation in Asia to have a flag carrier via…

Bringing the best of hospitality to a ‘New World’

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New World Manila Bay Hotel general manager Mark Heywood always carries with him a booklet that outlines the guiding principles of the hospitality brand’s character—“Ways We Work.” The aubergine-colored two-by-three-inch booklet lists five qualities that the 300-strong staff of executives and employees of the hotel must know by heart in…