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Filipino Grandmaster (GM) Wesley So scored a crucial eighth-round win to force a five-way tie on top in the 27th Summer Universiade chess competitions in Kazan, Russia. So outclassed GM Giorgi Margvelashvili of Georgia in 48 moves of the Caro Kann Advance Variation to raise his score to six points. Also…

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Because it is producing enough rough palay to meet domestic requirements, the country will no longer import rice, outside its commitment to the international trade agreements, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Monday. “If ever we are going to import rice next year, it will be within our minimum…

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Jose Rizal University thwarted Emilio Aguinaldo College’s last-ditch stand to fashion out with an 85-79 win and notch their third win Monday in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament at the San Juan Arena in San Juan City. Philip Paniamogan and Marco Balagtas played strong down the stretch to lead…

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The Water for All Refund Movement (WARM) on Monday claimed that the two water concessionaires in Metro Manila collected a whopping P43 billion from their customers for undelivered services.

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Business processing outsource (BPO) company Transcom Philippines recently declared the Philippines as the “Call Center Capital of the World.” In a press briefing, Transcom Country Manager Siva Subramaniam said the Philippines has overtaken India as the top destination hub for call center companies. According to a statement from the Associated…

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SEN. Miriam Defensor Santiago on Monday urged President Benigno Aquino 3rd to immediately act on the alleged irregular use of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel of several lawmakers. She also called on the senators linked to the scam to go on leave. Santiago said President Aquino…

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FORMER chief justice Artemio Panganiban counts Supreme Court justices among his golf buddies. But now that he is facing contempt before the High Court, will they play along and give in to his game? An unimpeachable source told The Manila Times that Panganiban himself lobbied for his case in order…

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President Benigno Aquino 3rd has for the first time agreed to be the cover of a local magazine. The Manila Times was emailed on Monday a digital copy of Summit Media’s July issue of Esquire Philippines with President Aquino on the cover. The publishing company’s media relations associate, Jieneb Jamin…

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The Supreme Court has spoken with finality after dribbling the coconut levy ball for decades to the detriment of the lowly coconut farmers who were thus deprived of the use of funds extracted from them by Marcos edicts. These levies coming from the blood, sweat and tears of alienated and…

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The agreement on wealth-sharing the government signed with the Moro Islamic Liberation Fund (MILF) will provide more fiscal space to the proposed Bangsamoro government that will replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). “We will have a far better sets of institutions and powers for the Bangsamoro government than…