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    89 foreign terrorists in PH – intel report

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    THE government is validating reports that 89 “suspected foreign terrorist fighters” are already in Mindanao, Malacañang said on Saturday. Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella issued the statement after the Philippine National Police received an intelligence report that dozens of foreign terror suspects were in different areas in Mindanao, including Marawi City…

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    When it comes to matters of law, Fr. Ranhilio Aquino, dean of San Beda Graduate School of Law, is among the leading minds in town. And in matters of faith, this believer also holds him in high stead. So, one was gratified when Fr. Aquino cited this writer’s March 16…

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    The June 19 affair at Camp Aguinaldo hosted by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) got a low-key media treatment. And the print and broadcast stories had a predictable peg – the DOTr’s grand plan to modernize and upgrade the quality of passenger jeepneys. Even the minor stories before the event…

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    Palace to probe alleged abuses

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    MALACAÑANG on Saturday said the government would look into the reported human rights abuses in Mindanao, a month after President Rodrigo Duterte placed the entire island under martial law in response to the siege of Marawi City by Islamic State-linked armed groups. In a statement, Palace spokesman Ernesto Abella said…

    Product before promotions

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    When it comes to promoting Philippine tourism, the authorities should take a leaf from the books of the late Peter Drucker. He was the most influential management guru of the century and known for saying that the aim of marketing is to make selling superfluous. Indeed, any business student knows…

    Defects found in 176 fire trucks delivered in 2015

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    Over 170 fire trucks procured by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and delivered in 2015 were found to be defective, according to the Commission on Audit (COA). The observation was made in COA’s audit report on the BFP for 2016. “The objective of achieving a set of reliable, fast…

    PH bond yields rise as inflation steps up

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    Investors shun long-term risk Bond yields in the Philippines and China trended higher in the weeks from March 1 to May 15, in contrast to declines in most emerging East Asian markets, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in a report. Accelerating inflation and higher volumes of Treasury bond issues…

     

     

    Beermen, TNT clash for 2-1 lead today

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    San Miguel Beer and TNT KaTropa gun for a 2-1 lead when they collide at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Game 3 of the best-of-seven finals of the Philippine Basketball Association Season 42 Commissioner’s Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. The Beermen even the series at 1-1 with a 102-88 win over…

    Lady Tams run over UP in PFFWL

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    Joyce Ann Onrubia and Harriette Lam powered Far Eastern University (FEU) to a 2-1 win over University of the Philippines (UP) in the Philippine Football Federation Women’s League (PFFWL) on Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila. Onrubia fired a low shot from Lam early in the second…

    Subaru vs Mini: Great rally duel!

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    (Part 1) With no time to practice and adjust to our local time, my partner forever Lindy Pellicer and I joined our Mini Team to defend our last year’s championship in the 2017 STV Auto Rally Corporate Cup last month. With all the great memories produced every rally, here’s our…

    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…

    ‘Displaced Marawi men not missing in action’

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    MARAWI CITY: The Maranao men, apparently missing in evacuation centers, were cited for their humanitarian efforts to ease the plight of hundreds of thousands of civilians displaced by the on-going fighting in this city amid security concerns. Drieza Abato Lininding, a Maranao activist and critic of the Marawi siege, said…

    Obama kicks off tropical holiday in Indonesia

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    UBUD, Indonesia: Barack Obama kicked off a 10-day family holiday in Indonesia that will take in Bali and Jakarta, the city where he spent part of his childhood, officials said Saturday. The casually dressed former president arrived in the resort island of Bali with his wife Michelle and their two…

    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…

    Heavenly flavors from ‘Helen’s Kitchen’

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    With cable TV’s fiery tempered Gordon Ramsay on season break for “Hell’s Kitchen,” another cooking program may just tempt foodies over at Cignal TV’s Colours for the next several weeks. But unlike the tension-filled reality cooking competition whose celebrity chef is known to spew expletive-laden spiels, this Filipino cooking show…

    Off to new adventures

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    The German-based carmaker Audi has done it again. Very recently, Audi has extended its Q family with a compact SUV unlike any other. The Audi Q2 is an urban-type vehicle for everyday driving and recreation, bundling a progressive design and great driving pleasure along a high level of functionality. When…

    A jam-packed gastronomic adventure

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    A roster of food experts with their interactive and educational dialogue, mouth-watering cultural and heritage street food, amazing cooking demos and good-natured people—all these and more made the 2017 edition of World Street Food Congress (WSFC17) a huge success. Holding it for the second consecutive year in the country’s capital,…

    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…