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    WORDS MATTER, DUTERTE TOLD AFTER ‘HITLER’ PARALLEL

    THE United States and Germany on Saturday criticized remarks by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in which he likened his deadly war on drugs to Hitler’s efforts to exterminate six million Jews out of supposed frustration at being compared by critics with the hated Nazi leader. “I’ll stress that [the relationship…

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    FAITH HEALER

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    The feast day could not have clashed with world events more starkly. Yesterday, Catholics celebrated the memorial of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus (1873-1897), the mystical nun who lived just several years at the Carmel convent in Lisieux, France…

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    Forget for a moment the gruesome, horrific footage of four, five-year-old kids senselessly snuffed out by the war on drugs. How can the future of the nation be collateral damage to the war on drugs? For a change, another footage brings instant hope to an insurgency-weary nation. That awe-inspiring photo…

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    FORMER senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, who passed away on Thursday at 71, has proven throughout her public career that she was a survivor whose popularity practically never wavered, despite political and personal setbacks. After her unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1992, Santiago and her People’s Reform Party (PRP) coalesced with…

    ‘Duterte rejects Hitler tag’

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    Malacañang on Saturday defended President Rodrigo Duterte after he drew flak for drawing parallels between the Holocaust and his administration’s war on drugs. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said Duterte’s reference to the slaughter of Jews during World War 2 by Hitler’s Nazi regime “was an oblique deflection of the way…

    Closer ties with Vietnam a welcome course for PH

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    IN his latest foray abroad, President Rodrigo Duterte took the first steps toward developing what he has declared will be an “independent” foreign policy for the Philippines, by issuing a joint statement with our near neighbor Vietnam that the two countries would increase cooperation in a number of trade and…

    Troops seize Sayyaf firearms, explosives

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    GOVERNMENT troops on Friday morning seized several firearms and explosives after a brief firefight with a member of the Abu Sayyaf group in a hinterland village in Basilan province, a military official said on Saturday. Major Filemon Tan, spokesman for the military’s Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), said in a statement…

    ‘Relaxing bank secrecy may fix trade data gap’

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    AS MUCH as P1.8 trillion trade data discrepancies under the tax and customs system may be addressed once the bank secrecy law is relaxed, the Department of Finance (DOF) said. In 2014 alone, there was a gap of P1.8 trillion in the value of imports as reported locally and the…

    Meralco thumps Texters, grabs 2-1 lead

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    Forward Reynel Hugnatan scored five three-pointers to power Meralco’s 119-113 win over Talk ‘N Text in Game 3 of the best-of-five semifinals of Philippine Basketball Association Season 41 Governors’ Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Saturday. Hugnatan notched 14 of his 21 points in the second half on top of…

    GMs Torre, Frayna grace Shell Active Chess Grand finals

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    The Grandfinals of the 24th Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship got underway at the Event Center of SM Megamall recently with no less than the country’s first woman grandmaster (WGM) Janelle Mae Frayna and Eugene Torre, Asia’s first grandmaster, sharing inspirational messages to the finalists. Photo shows Frayna (left,…

    Time to rally

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    Before you all get hyped up and over react thinking that this is a call to rise up, no need to worry as this is not the case. Rally is also what we call our beloved discipline in Motorsport and it is still my first and long lasting love. Rally…

    Ibrahimovic gets Man Utd moving in Europa League

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    MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Zlatan Ibrahi­mo­vic headed in a 69th-minute winner as Manchester United got their Europa League campaign off the ground with a labored 1-0 home win over Zorya Luhansk on Thursday (Friday in Manila). Beaten 1-0 at Feyenoord in their Group A opener, Jose Mourinho’s side struggled to break…

    UFC 20 years ago and beyond

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    About 20 years ago, a friend of mine who was into the martial arts training lent me a videotape of the Universal Fighting Championship (UFC) 4 that was staged in December 16, 1994. At the time, the Internet was virtually non-existent (at least in the Philippines) and very few households…

    Red Lionesses, CSB dispute NCAA table tennis top spot

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    The San Beda College (SBC) Red Lionesses and the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde (CSB) Lady Blazers will battle for the top spot in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) women’s table tennis tournament today at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran (CSJL) Gym in Intramuros, Manila. The…

    Chikungunya afflicts Cavite town

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    THE Cavite Provincial Health Office has declared an outbreak of Chikungunya in the town of Indang after 470 suspected cases were reported since January this year. Department of Health (DOH) spokesperson Enrique Tayag told The Manila Times that a team will be dispatched to Indang to verify and evaluate how…

    US police release video of fatal shooting of black man

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    LOS ANGELES: Following days of protests, police in San Diego on Friday released video footage of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man, saying the decision was made to counter “misinformation” being circulated about the incident. The grainy cellphone and surveillance videos show the victim, Alfred Olango, 38, a…

    JOSE RAZON PUYAT 3RD and his cove of happy memories

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    Edge Properties Development Corporation (EPDC) President Jose Razon Puyat 3rd talks about how his childhood memories inspired his first real estate endeavor. Kawayan Cove in Nasugbu, Batangas an expansive 68-hectare property that boasts of breathtaking views of the Batangas coastline, coupled with a white sand beach and sparkling waters. The…

    It is still the season of Alden Richards

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    Alden Richards is one of the top—if not the most important—homegrown talents of GMA Network at the moment. Beyond his mother studio, he is regarded as a major star after riding the waves of Eat Bulaga’s AlDub phenomenon with Maine Mendoza, and as such, is currently a greatly admired personality…

    Audi PH unveils all-new A4

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    The latest premium executive sedan from Ingolstadt is now here The all-new Audi A4 has finally arrived in the country with PGA Cars, the official distributor of Audi cars in the Philippines, officially unveiling the new-generation premium executive sedan last week. The all-new A4, now with the B9 platform, is…

    PICC’s toast to 40

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    Asia’s first international convention center looks back at four decades of grand event hosting For 40 years, the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) bore witness to the greatness of past generations. It served as host to some of the most important events in the Philippines, making this convention center not…

    JOSE RAZON PUYAT 3RD and his cove of happy memories

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    Edge Properties Development Corporation (EPDC) President Jose Razon Puyat 3rd talks about how his childhood memories inspired his first real estate endeavor. Kawayan Cove in Nasugbu, Batangas an expansive 68-hectare property that boasts of breathtaking views of the Batangas coastline, coupled with a white sand beach and sparkling waters. The…