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THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the government will file a protest if China makes good on its reported plan to build structures at Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, a resource-rich fishing ground well within the territory of the Philippines. “We are now clarifying if indeed there is such plan. If…

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SUPREME Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, who contributed immensely to our winning our arbitration suit against China’s “nine-dash line” maritime claim, wants President Rodrigo Duterte to shut up. He didn’t put it that way, but it was part of his point. Justice Carpio asked the President to take care in…

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THE Philippines and Thailand have resolved to revive a 23-year-old tourism cooperation agreement during the official visit of President Rodrigo Duterte to Bangkok. “Philippines’ tourism program may yet gain an added boost with this concrete commitment for tourism cooperation with Thailand as a result of President Duterte’s fruitful official visit…

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Coalition offers federalism plan to Malacañang

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The “Reform Philippines Coalition” on Wednesday presented to Malacañang its proposal for a shift to a federal form of government. The group, together with the members of the Christian Bishops and Ministers Association of the Philippines, submitted the proposal following a media forum on proposed changes to the 1987 Constitution.…

Sham impeachments

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LAST week, we were treated to the prospect of two separate impeachment complaints rolling this early into the Duterte administration. The first was filed by an ex-mutineer who threatened to blow up the Makati business district in 2003, now congressman Gary Alejano of the Magdalo rebel faction that is now…

AFP, PNP join hands vs terror

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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) continue their close coordination against terrorist groups, a police official said on Wednesday, a day after a member of the Maute terror gang was arrested in Quezon City. Senior Supt. Dionardo Carlos said the PNP will continue…

Thailand to help fix trade gap with PH

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Thailand has pledged to help address the trade imbalance with the Philippines by encouraging Thai companies to buy more Filipino products, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said on Wednesday. At a press conference in Bangkok, Lopez said Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has assured President Rodrigo Duterte of his government’s commitment…

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Azkals vs Malaysia friendly ends in draw




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The friendly match of the Philippine Azkals against Malaysia ended in a scoreless draw at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium on Wednesday evening. 

This is the second straight time that the exhibition match between the two countries ended in a goalless draw. The previous one was held at the Selayang…

Triumphant Englishman Lewton

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England’s Steve Lewton (right) receives his trophy from Solaire President and Chief Operating Officer Thomas Arasi after bagging the Solaire Philippine Open crown with a playoff victory over Johannes Veerman at The Country Club last Sunday.

Undermanned UP battles Red Warriors

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Defending champion University of the Philippines (UP) faces University of the East sans its key players in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s football tournament today at the Moro Lorenzo Field in Quezon City. Fighting Maroons mainstays Daniel Gadia, Ace Villanueva and Julian Clarino will miss the…

Golovkin can be beaten

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Unbeaten knockout artist Gennady Golovkin (37-0 with 33 KOs) beat over the weekend Daniel Jacobs (32-2 with 29 KOs) in a fight that somehow exposed the Kazakh fighter’s weaknesses. With the win, Golovkin added the World Boxing Association middle weight (160 pounds) title to his WBA super world middleweight title…

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…

Pinay boxer in Pacquiao fight undercard

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A Filipina boxer will see action in Senator Manny Pacquiao’s next fight as one of the eight-division champion’s undercards. Gretchen Abaniel, the reigning Women International Boxing Association (WIBA) champion, was promised by Pacquiao to be one of his undercards in his coming fight in June or July. And the 31-year…

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Cagayan farmers slam fake rice seeds

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QUIRINO, Isabela: About 10,000 farmers in the rice-producing Cagayan Valley (Region 2) were duped of more than P50 million-worth of fake hybrid rice seeds allegedly coming from Nueva Ecija causing them to suffer a low rice yield. As harvest season neared, farmers said they noticed their rice seeds did not…

US, UK ban laptops on Turkey, Arab flights

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States and Britain on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) banned larger electronic devices from the passenger cabin on flights from some airports in Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa. American officials warned that extremists are seeking “innovative” ways to attack airliners with smaller explosive devices hidden…

Shawn Mendes conquers Manila

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Shawn Mendes started out posting six-second clips on social media app Vine, and now at the age of 18, this Canadian singer-songwriter has two hit albums and filling out major venues all over the world. Manila was included in those major venues with his world tour which was held on…

Shawn Mendes conquers Manila

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Shawn Mendes started out posting six-second clips on social media app Vine, and now at the age of 18, this Canadian singer-songwriter has two hit albums and filling out major venues all over the world. Manila was included in those major venues with his world tour which was held on…

Audi at the Geneva International Motor show Sporty prospects

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Audi is presented six new models at the Geneva International Motor Show. Making their world premieres are the Audi Q8 sport concept, which is powered by a 3.0 TFSI V6 engine with a mild hybrid system, and the new RS 5 Coupé – the Gran Turismo of RS models. Its…

Pop and bubble your way to softer, younger and brighter skin

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A dinner with friends turned out to be explosive—in a gentle but nonetheless excitingly beautiful way, that is. Husband and wife Pierre and Sheila Ching—the industrious couple behind food ventures Hainanese Delights, Chef’s Choice and the new generation Magnolia House; as well as a trio of beauty hubs in Skin…

A perfect example of solid Swedish-Filipino ties

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Eight years after it closed its doors, the Embassy of Sweden in Manila re-opened in November 2016 under the leadership of newly appointed Ambassador to the Philippines, His Excellency Harald Fries. The top diplomat is not new to the Philippines, having served as First Secretary at the embassy from 1991…