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    IT may grab headlines and sell newspapers, but don’t pay attention to all this talk about the people rising up against President Rodrigo Duterte, and backing detractors and destabilizers led by his predecessorBenigno Aquino 3rd’s camp. ‘Get…

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    A SUBCOMMITTEE at the House of Representatives approved a substitute bill banning hazing but regulating other initiation rites of fraternities, sororities, and other organizations. If signed into law, the proposed “Anti-Hazing Act” will repeal Republic Act 8049 (Anti-Hazing Law), which “regulates” hazing and other initiation rites. “All forms of hazing…

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    Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno will not resign and will face the “false charges” contained in an impeachment complaint against her by lawyer Lorenzo Gadon. Lawyers for Sereno submitted to the House Committee on Justice on Monday the chief justice’s 85-page verified answer to Gadon’s complaint, arguing that the alleged…

    IS may have funded Marawi siege – Palace

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    Malacañang is not discounting the possibility that international terror group Islamic State (IS) also funded the attack on Marawi City as part of “multiple streams of income.” In a news conference, Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella said President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called Lanao Del Sur (LDS) Drug Trade Linked Diagram underscored the…

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    Security and human rights – the vital connection

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    More by force of circumstance than by agreement, both the Philippines and the United States tried hard this year to bring to the attention of the United Nations the connection between human rights and peace and security. The US did so because of its need for a theme for its…

    Duterte not after perpetuating himself in power – Palace official

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    President Rodrigo Duterte is not after perpetuating himself in power even if he named his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, as his possible successor, a Palace official said on Monday. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella noted that such pronouncement from the President over the weekend in his hometown of Davao…

    6.5% GDP growth in Q3 hinges on govt spending

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    Government spending must increase to support the current pace of economic growth, Netherlands-based financial institution ING Bank said on Monday. “A strong fiscal performance is needed to keep GDP growth at around 6.5 percent in third quarter,” ING Bank Manila senior economist Joey Cuyegkeng said. Citing the government’s August cash…

     

     

    Pirates turn back Generals, still spotless in NCAA

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    Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) turned back a hard-fighting Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC), 86-74, to keep its spotless slate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 93 basketball tournament on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan City. The leading Pirates sailed to their 14th…

    Venezuela opposition rally to coincide with start of new assembly

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    CARACAS: Venezuela’s opposition will hold a protest rally Thursday to coincide with the expected inauguration of a new assembly that will rewrite the constitution in what has been decried as a power grab by President Nicolas Maduro. At the close of a day in which two prominent opposition leaders were…

    Manager pulls hamstring in celebrating Valencia triumph

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    MADRID: Valencia moved ahead of Real Madrid into fourth in La Liga as Simone Zaza’s winner five minutes from time edged a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Sociedad on Sunday (Monday in Manila). However, it was all too much for Valencia manager Marcelino who pulled his hamstring in celebrating the…

    Coseteng strikes at FESSAP

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    (Part 2) Former Senator Anna Dominique Coseteng, the chairman of the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) confronted the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) on certain issues during an event held at the National Press Club on September 9. Here is the continuation of the transcript of Coseteng’s…

    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…

    11-year old swimmer sets sight on 2024 Olympics

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    Philippine Swimming League (PSL) standout Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh bagged five gold medals in the Palarong Pam­bansa qualifying tour­nament held at the Olivarez Swimming Pool in Parañaque City. Representing Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque, the 11-year old Mojdeh dominated all her individual events the girls’ elementary division to earn a spot…

     

     

    Troops foil Sayyaf bomb plot in Zamboanga City

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    SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: Government forces aborted a plan of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) to conduct bombing activities in Zamboanga City with the arrest of one of its bomb makers. Combined forces of the Joint Task Force Zamboanga (JTFZ) and Zamboanga City Police Office launched an operation against ASG member…

    Chinese ships sail near disputed islands

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    BEIJING: Chinese coast guard vessels sailed near disputed islands claimed by Japan and China in the East China Sea on Monday, marking the second such incident in less than a week. The four ships entered the waters surrounding the island chain, controlled by Japan and known as Senkaku in Japanese…

     

     

    The kind of father our children need

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    I have met some single mothers who in their desire to “complete” their family or their child’s identity, thoughtlessly rush into introducing the father of their child to their kid. Sadly, some of them find themselves in a more difficult, compromising and childhood-shattering position than ever. I am not saying…

    Is Ruffa Gutierrez turning into Annabelle Rama?

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    Thirty years after debuting onscreen when she was just 13-years-old, Ruffa Gutierrez is eager as ever to thrive in show business. As such, 1993’s Miss World Second Princess could hardly contain her excitement during her contract signing to join the stable of artists at ALV Talent Circuit. Headed by Arnold…

    New Bentley Continental GT debuts in Frankfurt

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    The all-new Bentley Continental GT recently made its global debut at the IAA 2017 in Frankfurt. Commenting during its unveiling, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Dürheimer, said: “Today is a defining moment for Bentley Motors. Today we build on our recent success story and look to the future with…

    The kind of father our children need

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    I have met some single mothers who in their desire to “complete” their family or their child’s identity, thoughtlessly rush into introducing the father of their child to their kid. Sadly, some of them find themselves in a more difficult, compromising and childhood-shattering position than ever. I am not saying…

    Built for tough decisions and new beginnings

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    Jannelle So was as vibrant as the famed California sunshine when she walked into a famous Downtown Los Angeles bakery for this interview. She apologized it took her a little longer than expected to find the place, not to mention a parking space. Still familiar to Filipinos for sure, So…

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    BY KRISTEL DACUMOS-LAGORZA PHOTOS BY HARVEY TAPAN Gerry Santos, also known as “Mr. Freeze,” is by no measure a cold dude. He warmly greets everyone – from employees to distributors and partners – with his signature smile and charm. Santos is a dynamic 51-year-old, who has the energy of a…

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    Rustan’s When it comes to the finer things in life and a peerless customer experience, one name and only one name instantly comes to mind – Rustan’s. At the top of the local shopping game for 65 years, starting with a humble shop in San Marcelino to the conglomerate of…

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    Kate Spade New York Kate Spade New York showcases the ante on its celebrated tabletop collection, adding to the mix a chic assortment of china, crystal glassware, desk accessories and flatware, in addition to a clever new gift line. New patterns featured include signature dots, bows, stripes and florals with…

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    Acer Acer Philippines, the technology and innovation leader, has gotten into the holiday spirit early, rolling out promo goodies before the holiday season. For every purchase of an Acer projector, Acer Aspire i3-powered laptop or desktop, it promises a duffel bag or backpack, and both for every purchase of an…