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    The terrorist Maute group is racked with infighting, with some members of the Islamic State (IS)-linked group said to have been executed by their leaders for attempting to flee the battle zone in Marawi City, the military said on Monday. Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, spokesman for the military’s Joint Task…

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    THE conjugal defense of plagiarism in the Philippine tourism ad campaign that is being assiduously circulated in the media should be turned on its head, lest plagiarism become standard practice in the Philippine advertising industry. This is how the worm of plagiarism infected tourism marketing in…

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    Evacuees anxious to go home

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    “Will we ever return home?” This was the repeated question of evacuees displaced by the fighting between the government and the terrorist Maute group in Marawi City during Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo’s visit to the Balo-i evacuation site in Lanao del Norte on Monday. “The evacuees were really…

    Where is our National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, and what is it up to?

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    THE first time we were apprised that there are foreign terrorist fighters in the county, it was the Indonesian defense minister who informed us. Now, we have been given the news that 89 foreign terrorist fighters are already in different areas of Mindanao. This piece of information was obtained by…

    Customs losing millions of pesos to undervaluation

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    THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) is losing some P48 million a month in duties and taxes from rampant undervaluation, a form of technical smuggling, clearly undermining Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon’s strengthened anti-smuggling campaign aimed at cleansing the allegedly graft-ridden bureau and generate much-needed revenues. Documents obtained by The Manila Times showed…

    BSP set to tighten bank reporting rules, sanctions

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    The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said it will soon release a circular intended to enhance banks’ reporting governance framework, which will impose stiffer sanctions on lenders who fail to submit timely and complete banking data necessary for policy making. Incoming central bank Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. cited the importance…

     

     

    Horn has ’10-point plan’ to upset Pacquiao

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    BRISBANE, Australia: Australian challenger Jeff Horn has a 10-point plan to upset legendary Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao in their World Boxing Organization welterweight title fight, his trainer said Monday. Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 knockouts) is one of the greats of his generation and a strong favourite to overcome the unbeaten Horn…

    Chile book Portugal semis at Confederations Cup

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    MOSCOW: Martin Rodriguez rescued a 1-1 draw for Chile against Australia on Sunday (Monday in Manila) to send the South American champions through to a Confederations Cup semifinals against Portugal. James Troisi steered Australia ahead on 42 minutes in Moscow, but Chile replied through half-time substitute Rodriguez on 67 minutes…

    Coseteng talks to NU president

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    True to its mission of uplifting the Philippine swimming community, former senator and Philippine Swimming League (PSL) chairman Nikki Coseteng met with National University (NU) president, Teddy Ocampo concerning allegations that NU coach Lambert Guiriba bullied PSL swimmers. Ocampo assured Coseteng that the school would conduct a thorough investigation concerning…

    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 archer scores pair of upsets in World Cup Stage 3

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    Mary Queen Ybañez scored a pair of upset wins in the women’s curve event of the 2017 World Cup Stage 3 to move to the next round of the tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah. The No.227 Ybañez stunned world No. 22 Guendalina Santori of Italy, 7-3, in the first…

    Ex-La Union water district head, 4 others face charges

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    The Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft charges before the Sandiganbayan against former Metro La Union Water District (MLUWD) general manager Felipe Picazo and four others in connection with a consultancy deal they entered into in December 1998 for the construction of the MLUWD. Named respondents along with Picazo…

    Trump hosts ‘true friend’ Modi for first one-on-one

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    WASHINGTON, D.C.: Donald Trump hosts Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday for a first tete-a-tete aimed at building a personal rapport in spite of very real divergences between the two leaders, whether on climate change or immigration. A senior Indian official voiced hope for “chemistry,” while a US official…

    Jasmine Curtis-Smith tightens grip of ‘millennial star’ moniker

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    Had she decided to sign a contract with ABS-CBN, Jasmine Curtis-Smith may have well forever been tagged as the “younger sister of Anne Curtis.” For even out of the shadows of her ate, Curtis-Smith can’t shake off the familial strings. However, when it comes to career, she has been able…

    Jasmine Curtis-Smith tightens grip of ‘millennial star’ moniker

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    Had she decided to sign a contract with ABS-CBN, Jasmine Curtis-Smith may have well forever been tagged as the “younger sister of Anne Curtis.” For even out of the shadows of her ate, Curtis-Smith can’t shake off the familial strings. However, when it comes to career, she has been able…

    2018 Toyota Camry boasts of fuel economy, safety features, style

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    The all-new 2018 Toyota Camry will hit the road with class-leading fuel economy, a long list of safety features and prices starting at $23,495 when it goes on sale in July in the United States. The 2018 Camry proved quiet and comfortable in a day driving through the countryside. Toyota…

    A tribute to all fathers

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    Every 3rd Sunday in June, families pay tribute to fathers by giving them the royal treatment. For most of just, the past June 19 was spent taking him out to lunch or dinner, cooking his favorite meal, or simply sending him a text message filled with emojis. But after dear…

    Dennis Trillo soars even higher

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    When celebrities walk into a room, they either stop people in their tracks in awe, or they can also make an audience feel at ease despite their commanding presence. Dennis Trillo—actor extraordinaire, whose repertoire of acting projects ranges from comedy, to fantasy, romance to action and more—is the latter kind…

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    Boardroom Watch

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    An oil executive has faith in people’s potential There is no mask and no one behind it, eager to present a best face forward during this expansive and usually revealing BoardRoom Watch interview. Francis Glenn Yu, president and CEO of Seaoil Philippines, the country’s largest independent fuel company and the…

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    Audemars Piguet Think exceptional chronograph wristwatches with creatively designed dials, think Audemars Piguet, the unique hand behind these masterpieces for well over 80 years. This year, the Royal Oak Chronograph celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a new range of chronographs that hark back to the looks first introduced in 2008.…

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    The Body Shop These charcoal-coated brushes may feel softer than a squirrel’s tail but fear not, The Body Shop’s specialist synthetic hairs are 100 percent cruelty-free and their FSC wooden handles sustainably sourced. Designed to master the hottest make-up trends and complement the brand’s coveted range of essentials, these expert…

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    Pili Oil To the Filipinos in the Bicol region, the pili tree is known as the “Tree of Hope”. Much like the ubquitious coconut, everything from it can be made useful, from the edible nuts to the sturdy bark. But for pili advocate Rosalina Tan-Ong, its true treasure is the…