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    Complaint lodged over extrajudicial killings SELF-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato filed a complaint on Friday at the Office of the Ombudsman against President Rodrigo Duterte and his son Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald de la Rosa and several others in connection with alleged killings…

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    YEN MAKABENTA

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    First read Alive, Mayor Rolando Espinosa of Albuera, Leyte, seemed like he was just one of the over three thousand municipal mayors in the Philippine local government system. In reality, he was probably one of the LGU executives who are implicated as coddlers of the illegal drug trade, and he…

    MAURO GIA SAMONTE

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    First of three parts (Note: Blogger friend Adam Ford of the UK has this blurb in his blog, Infantile Disorder: “The revolution will be tweeted.” I don’t know if applying the idea in practice has already been begun by anybody in the world, but what this article is all about…

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    No relief for Robredo despite Duterte’s reassurance

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    VICE President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo won’t heave a sigh of relief yet even if President Rodrigo Duterte had assured her that she would finish her six-year term. “When I heard about it, I said, thank you. But I wish that such reassurance would not only happen today. I wish…

    Barbie dolls

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    Picture this and be justifiably terrified to your 207th bone: A nine-year-old girl, handcuffed and shackled, is led by men old enough to be her great grandfathers to a gurney where she would be strapped and then injected with lethal chemicals until she is assuredly dead to boast to the…

    SSS files raps vs 34,000 delinquent employers

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    Some 34,000 delinquent employers are subject of criminal and civil charges for their deliberate failure to implement the Social Security Law (SSL). The charges were readied against the employers on orders of Dean Amado Valdez, chairman of the Social Security Commission (SSC). Voltaire Agas, Social Security System (SSS) senior vice…

    Consumer confidence hits all-time high

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    Source: BSP Consumer Expectations Survey for Q4 Filipino households continued to show strong optimism in the lastest central bank survey, pushing the index for the fourth quarter of 2016 up to an all-time high on a generally positive perception of the overall condition of the economy, household finances and household…

    Elasto Painters clobber Blackwater

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    Two-time Most Valuable Player James Yap led Rain or Shine to a 107-93 triumph over Blackwater on Friday in the Philippine Basketball Association Season 42 Philippine Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. Yap notched 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting in the field on top of five rebounds to give Rain or…

    NCAA women’s volleyball champions CSB Lady Blazers visit Gerry’s

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    NCAA 91 Women’s Volleyball champions CSB Lady Blazers Ranya Musa, Chelsea Umali, Christine Lim, Arianne Daguil, with coaches Santi Edralin, Villaluz, Michael Carino, Pauline Cardiente and Chelsea Santillan presented a token jersey to Gerry’s senior marketing manager Francis Villaluz in a courtesy visit during the launch of Gerry’s at 20…

    U22 Azkals, Malaysia settle for goalless stalemate in tune-up rematch

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    The U22 Azkals’ preparations for next year’s SEA Games got a great boost after holding Malaysia’s U22 squad to a goalless draw in a friendly at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Thursday night. The host team for the 2017 edition of the biennial meet showed an encore of its 4-1…

    Freak show or marquee fight

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    News that Manny Pacquiao might square off with Vasyl Lomachenko of Russia has made the boxing world buzzing with excitement, because it involves an up-and-coming superstar and a future Hall of Famer. But there’s one big problem – their official fighting weights are almost a world apart with Pacquiao at…

    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…

    Developing tenacity through table tennis

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    Filling up the void left by Rio Olympian Ian Larriba was no easy task according to De La Salle University (DLSU) table tennis team captain Jamaica Dianne Sy. “There were a lot of adjustments done after Ate Yan (Larriba) left the team, but our dedicated alumni varsity players were very supportive and are always there…

    ARMM submits P4-B devt projects

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    For a region that has long been beset with conflict and poverty, local government units (LGUs) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are finally gearing up toward better local governance with its planned P4.196-billion budget for 2018-2019. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Ismael Sueno…

    Vietnam suspected of dredging on disputed reef

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    HANOI: Vietnam has started dredging work on a reef in the South China Sea, fresh satellite images appear to show, a move that could provoke Beijing that claims most of the disputed waterway. An image of the small Ladd Reef in the Spratly Islands, where Vietnam has a lighthouse, shows…

    Nora Aunor’s ‘Kabisera’ finally makes it to MMFF 2016

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    The public will see the one and only Superstar Nora Aunor in her much-anticipated participation in the Metro Manila Film Festival via the family drama Kabisera. The film was originally fielded to the screening committee in 2015 but had failed to make the cut. This year, the Superstar feel fortunate…

    Nora Aunor’s ‘Kabisera’ finally makes it to MMFF 2016

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    The public will see the one and only Superstar Nora Aunor in her much-anticipated participation in the Metro Manila Film Festival via the family drama Kabisera. The film was originally fielded to the screening committee in 2015 but had failed to make the cut. This year, the Superstar feel fortunate…

    Better-looking Lexus IS350 now available in PH market

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    Arguably the most stylish car in Lexus’s product line, the IS sedan is a popular model in the luxury segment. The current, third-generation model is particularly stunning, and remains so even three years after it was introduced to the global market in 2013. But as with any other automobile that…

    ‘Star Wars’ fans unite anew

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    The force was once again with Filipinos as Star Wars fans and enthusiasts gathered together for Disney Philippines and Toy Kingdom’s much-anticipated Star Wars: Rogue One  toy launch at the SM Megamall. Apart from showcasing the latest toys inspired by the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie, the…

    Empowering the Filipino female to take charge of her health

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    A survey titled “EVA: Evaluation of the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Filipino Women” reveals that Filipino women always put their family’s health concerns before their own. As such, if the women of the family—be they grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters or daughters—are the ones who are ill, a majority of…