• Analysis and Commentary

    FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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    FIRST THINGS FIRST

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    The first question is one of ethics. Ethics, for beginners, refers to the rightness or wrongness of a human act. Human act is one performed with the aid of will and reason, as distinguished from the involuntary act of man, like talking in one’s sleep or sleepwalking. Now, is it…

    Today's Headlines

    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is not yet done with Sen. Leila de Lima. De Lima, a former Justice secretary, and former undersecretary Francisco Baraan 3rd are among the highest public officials in a “matrix” of personalities involved in the illegal drug trade at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa, President Rodrigo Duterte bared on Tuesday. In a news conference in Malacañang, Duterte said he will release the drug matrix in the coming days. “I will show to you maybe this week the matrix. It is being validated, the matrix of the Muntinlupa connection. De Lima is actually there in the matrix,”…

    SC stops Marcos burial

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    THE SUPREME Court on Tuesday halted for a 20-day period the planned burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, handing an initial victory to critics of the late strongman and human rights victims. Magistrates issued a status quo ante order sought by petitioners to stop…

    Editorial

    Editorial
    The Philippines and the United Nations
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    Let’s get our perspectives straight, lest President Duterte’s strident outburst against the United Nations on Sunday August 21, drives our country out of the world body and reduces us to an island of isolation in the middle of the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Our membership in the…

    Cardinals bank on strong 4th to cut down Pirates

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    Mapua Institute of Techno-logy banked on a strong fourth quarter to post a 90-75 victory over Lyceum of the Philippines University on Tuesday for its seventh win in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 92 men’s basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City. Allwell Oraeme scored a career-high…

    Lakers sign Chinese Olympian Yi

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    LOS ANGELES: Yi Jianlian, who is fresh off an appearance with the Chinese national team at the Rio Olympics, has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, the NBA team announced on Monday (Tuesday in Manila). Yi, of Guangdong Province, averaged 20.4 points and 6.6 rebounds in five games…

    US of A: 121; Ryan Lochte, 0

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    The Ugly American just got uglier. Thanks to Ryan Lochte, a bemedalled American Olympic swimmer, who last week vandalized a toilet in Rio after coming intoxicated from a party, then urinated on a wall and later said he had been robbed at gunpoint by locals. He was found to be…

    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…

    Wrong active wear can adversely affect workouts

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    Do you enjoy working out? Are you into aerobics? If your answer is yes to both, did you know that the wrong kind of active wear can adversely affect your workout? Proper attire is an essential part of the aerobic workout, and the wrong can garb often result to discomfort…

    10th Generation Civic hatchback sails for the US

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    The first mass-production 10th-generation Honda Civics have now set sail for the United States. Due to arrive in dealers across North America by September, the US version Civic is made by Honda’s United Kingdom manufacturing base in Swindon. The story comes after last year’s announcement that Honda of the UK…

    Wrong active wear can adversely affect workouts

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    Do you enjoy working out? Are you into aerobics? If your answer is yes to both, did you know that the wrong kind of active wear can adversely affect your workout? Proper attire is an essential part of the aerobic workout, and the wrong can garb often result to discomfort…

    A dramedy to empower heartbroken women

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    Love sells and so does heartbreak—at least in Philippine movies, which is currently hot on hugot or deeply sentimental offerings on the big screen in in the past year. The latest from this “hugot genre” is Viva Films’ co-production with director Joyce Bernal’s N2 Productions, Camp Sawi, which from its…

    Eduardo Castrillo’s movement in metal

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    The celebrated sculptor elicits sentiments through his monumental works Definitely the most visible piece of art by renowned sculptor Eduardo Castrillo is the People Power Monument erected at the corner of EDSA and White Plains Avenue in Quezon City, where millions of motorists and commuters see it every day. It…