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    ’I gave CPR,’ says Solano but denies role in hazing

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    A SUSPECT in the killing of Horacio Tomas Castillo 3rd surrendered to Sen. Panfilo Lacson and said that he wasn’t at the hazing of the freshman law student but admitted that he gave him CPR when his help was sought by the fraternity which conducted the initiation rites. John Paul…

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    FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
    —George Santayana
    I COULD not ascertain with sufficient accuracy the demographic profile of those who marched yesterday to denounce the proclamation of martial law and the suspension of the privilege…

    RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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    PRESIDENT Duterte should fire Commission on Human Rights head and Liberal Party stalwart Jose Gascon. Let the courts rule if this is unconstitutional, as the Yellow Cultists claim.
    Duterte should invoke the wisdom of the saint of Gascon’s Yellow Cult, President Corazon Aquino, who ruled that the CHR head serves…

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    Big Western brands polluting oceans with cheap plastic in PH – report

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    MANILA: Western consumer giants are polluting oceans by selling products packaged in cheap, disposable plastic to Filipinos, Greenpeace has claimed—naming Nestle, Unilever and Procter & Gamble among the worst offenders. The environmental group ranked the Philippines as the “third-worst polluter into the world’s oceans” after China and Indonesia in a…

    Airport security guard arrested for theft

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    A SURPRISE inspection of lockers of airport personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 led to the arrest of a security guard who allegedly kept a blue pouch containing cash that a Malaysian passenger had reported missing. But the money with different denominations, which Eme E. Rendoque…

    John Paul Solano, suspect in ‘Atio’ slay, surrenders

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    JOHN Paul Solano, a suspect in the killing of freshman law student Hoarcio Castillo 3rd, surrendered to Sen. Panfilo Lacson on Friday.

    Duterte will lift martial law in Mindanao ‘anytime’

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    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will lift martial law in Mindanao “anytime”. “It will be lifted anytime…we just don’t want these terrorists to hurt the hostages, as well as rid the area of hidden explosives,” said the President when he met troops in his fifth visit to war-torn Marawi City on Thursday…

    Trillanes files libel complaint vs Mocha Uson for ‘fake news’ on bank accounts

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    SEN. Antonio Trillanes 4th filed a libel complaint at the Office of the Ombudsman against Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson for posting “fake news” on his alleged offshore bank accounts. “Dahil doon natin siya nahuli…specifically na bogus itong mga accounts na ito at napatunayan natin iyan,” Trillanes told…

    Palace strongly condemns ‘senseless’ killing of UST law student

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    Malacañang condemned the recent killing of a freshman law student, an apparent victim of hazing. “We strongly condemn the senseless killing of Horacio Castillo 3rd,” Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella said during a press conference on Friday, a little less than a week after the 22-year-old’s badly bruised body was found…

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    Leni, Risa urge Pinoys to defend democracy

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    NEVER again to martial law and dictatorship. This was the message of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo on the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law by the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos. “Marcos’s dictatorship showed us that lack of courage, apathy and not speaking up to abuses will…

    Leni, Risa urge Pinoys to defend democracy

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    NEVER again to martial law and dictatorship. This was the message of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo on the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law by the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos. “Marcos’s dictatorship showed us that lack of courage, apathy and not speaking up to abuses will…

    THE PHILIPPINES’ SERIOUS PROBLEMS

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    House betrays public interest, lets Bautista off the hook

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    Normally, the House of Representatives is the one that accuses a public official in an impeachment case; it charges the official with betrayal of public trust, among other various offenses. Today, it is the House – as personified by the House justice committee – that stands accused of betraying public…

    P40B allotted for free education

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    The House of Representatives on Thursday said it had carved out P40 billion that will be used for the free college education program of the Duterte administration. “I am happy to announce that we found P40 billion to finance free higher education for 2018,” Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles said…

    Key rates unchanged, inflation ‘under control’

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    Key interest rates were kept unchanged as expected on Thursday, with monetary officials again saying that inflation is expected to remain under control. Consumer price growth forecasts for this year and the next were consequently retained but the outlook for 2019 was slightly raised given upside risks, the Bangko Sentral…

     

     

    Pirates snatch very first F4 berth

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    Lyceum of the Philippines University secured its first ever Final Four slot in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on Thursday at The Arena in San Juan City. LPU joined the country’s oldest collegiate basketball league in 2011 as a probationary member. The Pirates banked on a strong fourth quarter…

    Venezuela opposition rally to coincide with start of new assembly

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    CARACAS: Venezuela’s opposition will hold a protest rally Thursday to coincide with the expected inauguration of a new assembly that will rewrite the constitution in what has been decried as a power grab by President Nicolas Maduro. At the close of a day in which two prominent opposition leaders were…

    Real Madrid beaten by Betis on Ronaldo return

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    MADRID: Antonio Sanabria struck deep into stoppage time to hand Real Betis a shock 1-0 win away to Real Madrid on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) as the European champions failed to score for the first time in 74 matches. Defeat leaves Real already seven points adrift of leaders Barcelona just…

    Time for a blood feud

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    I followed the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady “GGG” Golovkin superbout over the weekend via livestream and videos that were immediately available after the fight, and my take is Golovkin deserved at least a close decision win. While Alvarez has his moments and proved a hard nut to crack, Golovkin was more in…

    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…

    Jin Lopez shows SEA Games readiness, wins gold in Korea Open

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    Rising tae kwon do star Pauline Louise Lopez displayed her readiness to represent the Philippines in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Malaysia next month by winning a gold medal in the 2017 Chuncheon Korea Open Interna-tional  Taekwondo Championships last July 5 in Chuncheon, South Korea. Lopez, 20, showed courage…

     

     

    Subic investor firm protests paying common area fees

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    SUBIC BAY FREEPORT: A Subic locator that opposes the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority’s (SBMA) imposition of Common Use Service Area (CUSA) fees has asked the government agency to stop charging it for payment, citing a court ruling that annulled the practice. In a letter dated August 22, 2017 addressed to…

    Mob attack hampers Rohingya relief efforts

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    SITTWE, Myanmar: Myanmar police clashed with an angry mob blocking an aid shipment in Rakhine state and nine people died when a Red Cross truck crashed in Bangladesh Thursday, hampering urgently needed relief efforts for Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence. Communal tensions remain high across Rakhine where raids by…

     

     

    Remembering Glecy, the grand lady of Rustan’s

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    Luxury retailer celebrates 65th anniversary with special retrospective The Philippines’ premier luxury retail conglomerate Rustan’s marked its 65th anniversary on September 14 with an emotional look back at its exceptional family history. “Today as Rustan’s celebrates its 65th anniversary, we celebrate a retail journey that started in downtown Manila over…

    The next big step for Andrea Torres

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    Showbuzz traveled for three hours to a remote barangay in Pililia, Rizal where sexy Kapuso star Andrea Torres is taping for a new drama. This is a big project from GMA Entertainment TV but details cannot be disclosed just yet—except that a big personality will headline the show with Andrea.…

    All-new Audi A8 with artificial intelligence, active suspension

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    Audi has developed the world’s first production automobile with the new Artificial Intelligence AI and Active Suspension technologies in the all-new A8 sedan. With the Audi AI traffic jam pilot, the brand with the four rings presents the world’s first system that enables highly automated driving at Level 3, where…

    Remembering Glecy, the grand lady of Rustan’s

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    Luxury retailer celebrates 65th anniversary with special retrospective The Philippines’ premier luxury retail conglomerate Rustan’s marked its 65th anniversary on September 14 with an emotional look back at its exceptional family history. “Today as Rustan’s celebrates its 65th anniversary, we celebrate a retail journey that started in downtown Manila over…

    A significant journey to excellence

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    In serving the academe for the past 38 years, Saint Michael’s College of Laguna (SMCL) president Lourdes Almeda-Sese believes that life is a journey to significance. “I have learned that life is indeed not a journey to fame, power, and fortune but a journey to significance. To lead a life…

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    BY KRISTEL DACUMOS-LAGORZA PHOTOS BY HARVEY TAPAN Gerry Santos, also known as “Mr. Freeze,” is by no measure a cold dude. He warmly greets everyone – from employees to distributors and partners – with his signature smile and charm. Santos is a dynamic 51-year-old, who has the energy of a…

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    Rustan’s When it comes to the finer things in life and a peerless customer experience, one name and only one name instantly comes to mind – Rustan’s. At the top of the local shopping game for 65 years, starting with a humble shop in San Marcelino to the conglomerate of…

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    Kate Spade New York Kate Spade New York showcases the ante on its celebrated tabletop collection, adding to the mix a chic assortment of china, crystal glassware, desk accessories and flatware, in addition to a clever new gift line. New patterns featured include signature dots, bows, stripes and florals with…

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    Acer Acer Philippines, the technology and innovation leader, has gotten into the holiday spirit early, rolling out promo goodies before the holiday season. For every purchase of an Acer projector, Acer Aspire i3-powered laptop or desktop, it promises a duffel bag or backpack, and both for every purchase of an…