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    25 dead over 24 hours in ‘one-time, big-time’ police operations in Manila

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    AT least 25 suspected criminals were killed in simultaneous police operations in Manila over 24 hours, an official said Thursday. Chief Superintendent Joel Napoleon Coronel, director of the Manila Police District (MPD), clarified that in the 40 separate operations that started at 7 a.m. on Wednesday until 7 a.m. on…

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    AFTER Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon exits the Bureau of Customs — President Rodrigo Duterte should let him go for the nation’s and his own good — what should his successor do to fix the BoC and stop the flood of contraband, including guns and drugs, gushing through our ports and airports?…

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    The Times named ‘Newspaper of the Year’ for 3rd time

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    For the third time in a row, the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) named The Manila Times, the oldest English-language daily in the country, as its “Outstanding Newspaper of the Year.” The anti-crime group gave the award during its 19th anniversary rites led by President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang…

    The Times named ‘Newspaper of the Year’ for 3rd time

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    For the third time in a row, the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) named The Manila Times, the oldest English-language daily in the country, as its “Outstanding Newspaper of the Year.” The anti-crime group gave the award during its 19th anniversary rites led by President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang…

    Taguiwalo’s rejection another low point for Congress

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    THE Commission on Appointments’ rejection of Judy Taguiwalo’s nomination as Social Welfare and Development secretary is yet another low point for Congress, which has sunk to so many lows under the current dispensation. This is the third appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte to be thumbed down by the congressional panel;…

    Pampanga to cull 600,000 chickens

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    Around 600,000 chickens in Pampanga province, north of Manila, will be culled to help prevent the spread of the H5 avian flu virus, Secretary Emmanuel Piñol of the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Wednesday. “That is a welcome development to us [at the Department of Agriculture] because, according to…

    GDP growth firms to 6.5% in Q2 from 6.4% in Q1

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    THE Philippine economy grew 6.5 percent in the second quarter of 2017, accelerating from 6.4 percent in the first quarter due largely to bigger government spending amid a slack in private investment, official data showed on Thursday. Growth in the second quarter stood within the 5.8 percent to 6.8 percent…

     

     

    KaTropa eye son of NBA champion Rice

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    TNT KaTropa is looking to tap Glen Rice, Jr. just in time for its game against Rain or Shine on Sunday in the the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Season 42 Governors Cup. KaTropa head coach Nash Racela said Rice, son of former National Basketball Association (NBA) shooter Glen Rice, Sr.…

    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…

    PH XIs post good start in SEA Games

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    The Philippine national football teams were off to blazing starts as they turned back their respective foes in the 29th Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday night in Malaysia. Coming alive in the second half, the men’s Under-22 national squad blanked Cambodia, 2-0, at the Majlis Perbandaran Selayang Stadium. “We prepared…

    Into a ‘sanitized’ environment

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    When Conor McGregor steps into the ring against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26, he will realize as the rounds drag one that he is fighting in a “sanitized” environment where the health of boxers are somehow looked after, no matter how brutal boxing still is. The sanitized boxing rules…

    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…

    BIFF bomber killed in Maguindanao

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    AN alleged bomb maker and trainor for the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) was killed in a raid by government forces at Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao on Tuesday night. Ibrahim Ali, alias Kumander Ibs, reportedly opened fire at combined operatives of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine…

    Japan, US hold drills amid regional tension

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    ENIWA, Japan: Some 300 Japanese and US military personnel on Wednesday carried out live-fire artillery training in northern Japan, officials said, amid high regional tensions over North Korean missile threats. The drill, part of a 19-day exercise, came after a tense war of words between the United States and North…

    New music TV show turns up the volume on OPM

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    Original Pilipino Music (OPM) gets a refreshing taste with a new music TV show that encourages collaborations among Filipino artists. Called the “Coke Studio,” it aims to bring together different musical genres, the young and seasoned artists, and the mainstream with the indie. It is a celebration of the rich…

    New music TV show turns up the volume on OPM

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    Original Pilipino Music (OPM) gets a refreshing taste with a new music TV show that encourages collaborations among Filipino artists. Called the “Coke Studio,” it aims to bring together different musical genres, the young and seasoned artists, and the mainstream with the indie. It is a celebration of the rich…

    Audi sales grow in July to new all-time high

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    Audi AG increased its worldwide deliveries in July by 3.5 percent year-on-year. With about 154,600 cars sold, the company achieved the highest July sales in its history. Sales increased in all core regions – in Europe by 1.4 percent, in North America by 4.0 percent and in Asia-Pacific by 6.7…

    The beauty of the ‘PIA Project’

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    Pia Wurtzbach arms youth with vital information on HIV Since her reign as Miss Universe in 2015, Pia Wurtzbach has been actively involved in humanitarian affairs, speaking out against cyber bullying, standing up for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, and of course, supporting the cause she declared…

    A hotelier’s ‘satisfying career’ from New Mexico to Cebu

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    At a very young age, Brian Connelly already had firsthand experience working at a hotel. His father was general manager of the Caribbean Beach Hotel in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands so he had the run of the house—in terms of chores, that is—from raking debris off the beach, polishing…

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    A senior citizen ages gracefully, guided by Lao Tzu’s teachings A fortune teller once told pioneering motorcycle dealer Vicente N. Ongtenco that he should not expect to lead a long life. The gentleman celebrated his 91st birthday last June and has completed a book of annotations on the philosopher-teacher Lao…

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    Exercise and diet. Thanks to my discipline of keeping to this regimen, I survived several life-threatening situations. Due to a bad back, I can no longer join the exercise sessions in our subdivision’s park, along with my neighbors, or do the trampoline. So, I now walk at least 30 minutes…

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    Philip Stein Queen Pia Wurtzbach may have passed on her crown, but she still wears the glory of Miss Universe on her head. And now adding more glitter to her incredible shine is a new title – international brand ambassador of Philip Stein. Since 2003, Philip Stein has garnered esteem…

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    Nuxe Nuxellence At whatever age, don’t deny yourself the luxury of soft, radiant skin with NUXE Nuxellence Detox. These powerful serums smoothen, regenerate and revive dull complexions, revealing your skin’s youthful glow. With its 10 patents, NUXE has perfected the synergy of its active ingredients – passionflower, anchusa and poppy…