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A Party-list lawmaker asked the Supreme Court (SC) to void the sale of a 41-hectare reclaimed land in Parañaque City for being illegal and unconstitutional. The reclaimed land was sold 30 years ago to Manila Bay Development Corp. (MBDC). In his 33-page petition dated April 19, 1-SAGIP Party-list Rep. Rodante Marcoleta…

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VARIOUS attempts to scuttle the barangay elections on May 14, 2018 have failed, so the election of officials in the country’s smallest political subdivision will be held as scheduled. And yet it is the May 2019 midterm senatorial election that appears to be causing a premature election fever in the…

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Duterte opens 60-day peace window

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has opened a 60-day window for peace and urged the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) to seize the chance to resume negotiations to end their decades-long war. The President prodded CPP leader Jose Maria Sison to come home and participate in the peace…

Threat of nuclear weapons use growing, UN warns

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GENEVA: A top UN official on Monday denounced growing rhetoric claiming that nuclear arms are necessary and warned that the risk of such weapons being used was on the rise. “The threat of the use, intentional or otherwise, of nuclear weapons is growing,” the UN’s top representative for disarmament affairs,…

Duterte opens 60-day peace window

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has opened a 60-day window for peace and urged the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) to seize the chance to resume negotiations to end their decades-long war. The President prodded CPP leader Jose Maria Sison to come home and participate in the peace…

 

Corrupt Public Officials in the Phil

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THE Catholic Church in the Philippines at this point in history is a church in flux. To recall, the church hierarchy had yet to recover from its stunning defeat in the reproductive health (RH) bill debate when President Rodrigo Duterte swept to power in mid-2016 and took swipes at the…

Duterte appoints 17 new judges

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President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed 17 new judges, including two women whose fathers are also members of the judiciary. The appointments were contained in a transmittal letter of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (on leave) dated April 19, 2018. They were processed by Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio.…

PH growth likely hit 6.8% in Q1– Moody’s Analytics

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The Philippine economy is currently in a “sweet spot” with growth likely having accelerated in the first three months of the year, Moody’s Analytics said. “The Philippine economy likely grew 6.8 percent year-on-year in the first quarter,” it said in a report released over the weekend. Official gross domestic product…


Record seekers Man City thrash Swansea to celebrate title

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MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Pep Guardiola’s hope that his team’s hunger to rewrite the English football record books would see them maintain their championship-winning form proved well-founded as Manchester City swept aside Swansea City 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. The only negative aspect of the occasion for the newly…

Record seekers Man City thrash Swansea to celebrate title

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MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Pep Guardiola’s hope that his team’s hunger to rewrite the English football record books would see them maintain their championship-winning form proved well-founded as Manchester City swept aside Swansea City 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. The only negative aspect of the occasion for the newly…

Troops kill NPA leader in Davao

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Soldiers killed a battle-hardened communist rebel leader and captured a female fighter in fierce clashes on Saturday in Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur. Officials said Julito Pueblas, alias Taghoy, commanding officer of Sentro de Grabidad, said to be the hard core unit of the New People’s Army (NPA) and blamed…

Iran to resume nuke enrichment

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NEW YORK: Iran warned Saturday it is ready to “vigorously” resume nuclear enrichment if the United States ditches the 2015 nuclear deal, and said further “drastic measures” are being considered in response to a US exit. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters in New York that Iran is…

Boardroom Watch

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CELEBRITY CHEF LIVES LIFE AND COOKING WITH PASSION
As I stood there in stunned disbelief, scenes from Shinjuku, Peru, Argentina and Saitama swirled through my head like the images in a revolving…

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Talk about hitting career walls, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has rammed into them many times. How did he surmount them and achieve his dream to travel and become a sushi master? Read on. • Don’t look for the easy way, that’s the lazy way. • Don’t be afraid to make a…

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Amorita Resort Boracay’s out, so why not Bohol? And why not the boutique Amorita Resort along the southern edge of Panglao Island? Built with loving care by owners Nikki and Ria Cauton, Amorita marries world-class service with signature Filipino hospitality, offering guests an escape from the urban fray and a…

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Smdc Shell Residences Shell Residences, the 2.2-hectare resort residential complex developed by SMDC, located within the Mall of Asia Complex, provided the perfect view of the recent Philippine Pyromusical Competition at the Seaside Boulevard, SM Mall of Asia. With that front-row seat experience, the development treated homeowners and guests to…

‘Viva Europa 2018’ to celebrate best of European culture in PH

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Filipinos will get the chance to experience a European cultural summer via “Viva Europa 2018,” which will showcase the best of the continent’s dance, film, literature, music, sports, and visual arts from April to June. Viva Europa is the outcome of a fruitful cooperation between the EU Delegation to the…

Billy Crawford, Coleen Garcia wed in scenic Balesin

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Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia got married on Friday at the exclusive Balesin Island Club in Quezon Province with some of their closest friends in showbiz attending the ceremony. Besides Crawford’s co-hosts on the ABS-CBN daily noontime show, “It’s Showtime” – among them Vhong Navarro, Vice Ganda, Jhong Hilario, Jugs…

Volvo XC90 SUV paves way for arrival of hybrid Volvos

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Volvo’s best-selling SUV, the Volvo XC90, graced the halls of the annual Manila International Auto Show held on April 5 to 8 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. Representing the exhilarating range of the new generation Volvos, the Volvo XC90 confidently presents the face of the future with its…

Rachelle Ann Go weds American beau in Boracay

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International musical theater actress Rachel Ann Go and American businessman Martin Spies exchanged vows before their family and friends in an intimate beach wedding on Thursday. A stunning Boracay sunset provided the perfect backdrop to the romantic event at The Shangri-La Hotel. The reception, meanwhile, took place at Discovery Shores.…

On building better lives

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For many successful women, making it in their chosen careers means learning to work within male-dominated workplaces where the proverbial all boys’ club still prevails. In fact, these very women will be the first to admit that it can feel intimidating to break into industries generally monopolized by men, but…

‘Viva Europa 2018’ to celebrate best of European culture in PH

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Filipinos will get the chance to experience a European cultural summer via “Viva Europa 2018,” which will showcase the best of the continent’s dance, film, literature, music, sports, and visual arts from April to June. Viva Europa is the outcome of a fruitful cooperation between the EU Delegation to the…

The Lookbook

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Designer Abraham Guardian pulls out the stops for creative reuse of clothing It was Lady Gaga’s avante-garde fashion choices that made an impression on Abraham Guardian’s sense of style. “I was very inspired by her. I just like the way she puts things together. Her costumes were not things that…

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Avoid beauty products with these ingredients What goes into your beauty products? Your lipstick, makeup, nail polish, hair products such as shampoo and conditioner, body care products like lotion, and other personal care products contain chemical ingredients that may be harmful to you, as well as to the environment. Studies…

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At an estimated three trillion dollars, fashion’s market value is an economic success story. But beyond the numbers, fashion is a ‘dirty industry’, ranking second as the biggest polluter on Earth, next only to oil. There are efforts to reduce and remove unnecessary waste in the production of garments and…