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LAWMAKER POSTS BAIL, HITS SPEAKER ALVAREZ

THE Sandiganbayan’s Sixth Division has ordered the arrest of Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. over a graft case involving the 2003 lease deal entered into by the lawmaker’s Tagum Agricultural Development Co. (Tadeco) with the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). Floirendo, in a statement, lashed out at Speaker Pantaleon…

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I DECIDED to write this two-part series on the ethics of resigning public office, on account of the effect on governance of non–performing executives who cling to their posts long after they have lost effectiveness and public support. This column continues my…

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IF Rappler’s line of coverage in the P15.6-billion frigate contract were applied to all instrumentalities of government, every letter referred for an agency’s comment and discussed with its officials would be suspect, if not incriminating. Receiving correspondence from the public, including bidders in procurement contracts, happens all the time in…

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‘Duterte is no autocrat’

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Malacañang on Wednesday downplayed the US intelligence assessment listing President Rodrigo Duterte as one of Southeast Asian leaders that pose a threat to democracy and human rights. In a statement, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the US intelligence community’s 2018 Worldwide Threat Assessment was “myopic and speculative at best.”…

‘Duterte is no autocrat’

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Malacañang on Wednesday downplayed the US intelligence assessment listing President Rodrigo Duterte as one of Southeast Asian leaders that pose a threat to democracy and human rights. In a statement, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the US intelligence community’s 2018 Worldwide Threat Assessment was “myopic and speculative at best.”…

‘Duterte is no autocrat’

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Malacañang on Wednesday downplayed the US intelligence assessment listing President Rodrigo Duterte as one of Southeast Asian leaders that pose a threat to democracy and human rights. In a statement, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the US intelligence community’s 2018 Worldwide Threat Assessment was “myopic and speculative at best.”…

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Welcome the new face of Philippine capital market

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Taguig City has a new source of pride with the emergence of a new tower housing the unified Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on 5th Avenue corner 28th Street in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) district. The city mayor welcomed the physical merger of the two stock exchanges, which used to operate…

Declare CPP-NPA terrorist, court asked

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The Department of Justice (DoJ) on Wednesday filed before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Manila a petition that seeks to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) as terrorist organizations. The move was prompted by an order made by President Rodrigo Duterte…

P1-B M&A threshold could be raised – PCC

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Competition regulators are considering changes to the P1-billion review threshold for mergers and acquisitions (M&As) to take into account inflation and economic growth. “There’s a group that is looking into it and hopefully within the first half of the year we would be able to know,” Philippine Competition Commission (PCC)…

Czechs knock USA out of Olympic ice hockey

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea: Undefeated Czech Republic knocked the United States out of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament Wednesday, advancing to the semi-finals with a tension-packed 3-2 shootout victory. American dreams of a first gold medal since 1980 were shattered as Petr Koukal scored the only goal in a penalty shootout…

Czechs knock USA out of Olympic ice hockey

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea: Undefeated Czech Republic knocked the United States out of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament Wednesday, advancing to the semi-finals with a tension-packed 3-2 shootout victory. American dreams of a first gold medal since 1980 were shattered as Petr Koukal scored the only goal in a penalty shootout…

OTS belies Korean couple claim of pilferage at Clark

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The social media post of a female Korean passenger that went viral claiming her husband’s watch and electronic cigarette went missing at the final security screening checkpoint of the Clark International Airport is false and inaccurate, according to the Office for Transportation Security (OTS). The passenger also claimed to have…

‘US-Russia ties hard to repair’

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MOSCOW: Moscow on Wednesday said it would be “very difficult” to improve US-Russia relations, which have plummeted to Cold War lows on accusations of election meddling and crises in Syria and Ukraine. Deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov accused the US of trying to meddle in Russia’s internal affairs ahead of…

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An expat boss unleashes Gen Y power

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Five years ago, a young man uprooted himself from his home in Melbourne, Australia for an expat assignment to a country he knew very little about. He was 27, a greenhorn in the industry, and was assigned to head a promising company. He would operate in a market whose culture…

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Michael Kors Michael Kors, the global fashion brand, proudly introduces its newest additions to the ever-expanding portfolio of Kors luxury—the Sofie and Grayson touchscreen watches. The next generation watches of Michael Kors Access wearable technology were designed in partnership with Google to promote the innovative Google assistant technology, which is…

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Brietling Swiss watch brand Breitling announced its partnership with English motorcycle producer Norton Motorcycles, which will lead to the creation of some unique common products or features. Timepieces will be inspired by the brands’ compelling and intriguingly similar historic timelines, and will even include some of the materials used in…

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Nomination While Valentine’s Day may be over, continue to show your love and appreciation the rest of the month. And now, you can say it in the most original and precious way possible—with a Nomination jewel. The Italian company leader in stainless steel and gold jewelry has created a romantic…

Latest trends glitter in HK’s twin jewelry shows

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Thousands of glittering fine jewelry pieces from more than 4,500 global craftsmen will be on display at the world’s biggest jewelry and gem convention in Hong Kong, with twin events beginning Tuesday. Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKDTC), the 5th Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl…

Crazy over KZ!

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After sliding down to No. 3, PH’s newest pride is still first in Filipinos’ hearts Even as she placed sixth in the latest episode of China’s “Singer 2018” from her No. 1 debut as challenger, KZ Tandingan is still first in Filipinos’ hearts these days. With all eyes on the…

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo welcomes Lunar New Year

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As the Filipino-Chinese community prepared to welcome the Lunar New Year, so did PGA Cars Inc. In an exclusive celebration on the eve of the Year Of The Earth Dog, Porsche Philippines gathered select members of the media and its partners for a sumptuous lunch, served with the traditional Chinese…

Latest trends glitter in HK’s twin jewelry shows

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Thousands of glittering fine jewelry pieces from more than 4,500 global craftsmen will be on display at the world’s biggest jewelry and gem convention in Hong Kong, with twin events beginning Tuesday. Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKDTC), the 5th Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl…

Home on a mission of love

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One too many times, law enforcers are portrayed in movies and television as intimidating figures albeit sworn protectors of the community. While a commanding stance, body type and attitude are arguably useful in warding off the “bad guys,” the public often forgets that underneath the uniform, badges and perpetually folded…

Latest trends glitter in HK’s twin jewelry shows

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Thousands of glittering fine jewelry pieces from more than 4,500 global craftsmen will be on display at the world’s biggest jewelry and gem convention in Hong Kong, with twin events beginning Tuesday. Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKDTC), the 5th Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl…

The Lookbook

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The use of cosmetics can be traced back to Ancient Egypt (c. 3150 – 31 BC) with men and women boldly putting color on their face. Their eyes were darkened using natural ingredients and essential oils, their lids were painted blue or green eyeshadows, and their lips shaded in red,…

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One of the biggest components of fashion and style is how to tell a story. One thing that fascinates me about working in this industry is how a group of people translate what was simply an idea into a story that entices its would-be consumers. In this regard, designers and…

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When I was starting my career in hair and makeup, one of the most memorable moments was the shoot for my first-ever solo print ad. Apart from the fact it was going to be seen everywhere, it was a big deal, because I did not obtain the contact through my…

LOOK OF THE WEEK

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This week, we shine the spotlight on It Boy, Jordan Barrett. Known to many as fashion’s wild child, Barrett is one of those male models who took the the fashion world by storm. He has been featured in campaigns for Tom Ford, Balmain, Versace, Moschino and Coach. Since being scouted…