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ESPINO, OTHER PANGASINAN OFFICIALS CLEARED OF DRUG LINKS

ARAYAT, Pampanga: President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday publicly apologized for mistakenly including three Pangasinan officials in his controversial “drug matrix,” and cleared them of links to the drug trade. Duterte on August 25 revealed a drug matrix linking Sen. Leila de Lima, a former Justice secretary, former Justice undersecretary Francisco…

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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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FIRST THINGS FIRST

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No one at home or abroad could presume to do this authoritatively. What PDU30 says today he might revoke or withdraw tomorrow, only to pick it up again the next day and reverse his position again, the following day. This is shown by his series of somersaults on his government’s…

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WTO dramatically cuts 2016 global trade growth forecast

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GENEVA, Switzerland: The World Trade Organization on Tuesday revised down its 2016 global trade forecast by more than a percentage point, warning growth had hit its slowest pace since the global financial crisis. WTO now estimates that global trade will expand by just 1.7 percent in 2016, compared to its…

The flying scarf

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Isadora Duncan made the shawl fashionable in the 1920s. These days, it’s the scarf of Leila de Lima making waves, less as a fashion statement but more of a signature of an embattled senator’s daring crusade to tackle a battle royale with none other than the President of the Republic,…

Soldiers suspected of selling arms to asg

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SOME “misfits” in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are possibly involved in the selling of weapons and ammunition to the enemies of the State like the terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), a military official said on Tuesday. “For one, if Director [Jonathan] Martir of the DND [Department of…

IMF, ADB raise 2016 growth outlook for PH

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Up at 6.4% from 6% on strong investment, consumption, infra plans THE International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have both revised upward their 2016 growth forecasts for the Philippine economy to 6.4 percent on the back of strong investment, private consumption, and the government’s plan to…

Beda batters AU, bags F4 No. 1 spot

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San Beda College copped the No. 1 seeding in the Final Four through an 80-73 thumping of Arellano University on Tuesday in the playoff round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 92 men’s bas-ketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City. Shooting guard AC Soberano finished with 26…

Radwanska advances, Vinci falls at Wuhan Open

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WUHAN, China: World No.4 Agnieszka Radwanska swept into the third round of the Wuhan Open Tuesday as former US Open finalist Roberta Vinci became the tournament’s first seeded casualty. One-time Wimbledon runner-up Radwanska defeated Ekaterina Makarova of Russia — who bagged Olympic women’s doubles gold last month in Rio —…

Death and POC

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If the football coach of a national team loses a championship game in the World Cup, for example, he usually does not even have second thoughts about resigning his post, which is also usually very lucrative in the pocket. It’s almost a badge of honor to give up on himself,…

Global FC inches closer to claiming 2016 UFL crown

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Global FC inched closer to winning the 2016 United Football League title after defeating Stallion FC, 3-0, on Sunday at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila. With just two games left, Global FC needs only to secure a point to claim the crown. Global is currently on top of…

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…

Perlas shines in SEABA Women’s Championship

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Perlas Pilipinas moved up to 3-0 in the SEABA Women’s Championship after yet another blowout win, this time against Vietnam, 134-56, at the Bukit Sendirit Stadium in Malacca on Thursday night. Perlas limited Vietnam to only eight points in the first quarter before dropping 41 in the second quarter en…

Ex-Palawan lawmaker, 11 others face graft raps

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THE Ombudsman has filed graft and malversation charges before the Sandiganbayan against Games and Amusement Board chief Abraham Kahlil Mitra and several others in connection with the allegedly anomalous transfer of a P3-million fertilizer fund during his term as representative of Palawan’s second district in 2004. Also named respondents in…

Taiwan shuts down as typhoon Megi strikes

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TAIPEI: Typhoon Megi made landfall in Taiwan Tuesday, the third storm to hit the island in two weeks, with thousands evacuated, schools and offices closed and hundreds of flights disrupted. More than 50 people were injured as the typhoon brought violent winds and torrential rain across the island throughout the…

Redefining what it means to ‘fight like a girl’

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MMA femme fatales lead self defense instruction Mixed martial arts website Dojo Drifter took the increasing number of sexual assaults and rape cases in the country as a wake-up call to help empower women through the art of self defense. With the help of the top Filipina names in mixed…

Brillante Mendoza: ‘No competition between Lav and I’

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Director addresses controversy of ‘Ma’ Rosa’ running for Oscar Best Foreign Film instead of ‘Humayo’ When people think of award-winning independent films, the names Brillante Mendoza and Lav Diaz instantly come to mind. Arguably, it is the two decorated directors who have placed the Pearl of the Orient on the…

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…

Redefining what it means to ‘fight like a girl’

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MMA femme fatales lead self defense instruction Mixed martial arts website Dojo Drifter took the increasing number of sexual assaults and rape cases in the country as a wake-up call to help empower women through the art of self defense. With the help of the top Filipina names in mixed…

Daphne Oseña-Paez on making tough and loving choices in life

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Since she made her mark on Philippine television in the 1990s as a news reporter for ABS-CBN, eventually finding her niche as television host-cum-producer for a string of successful lifestyle programs, Daphne Oseña-Paez has established herself as a woman of substance, grace and style in the public eye. Away from…