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‘Sereno violated SC collegiality’

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CHIEF Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno unilaterally decided not to raffle off the request by Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre 2nd to remove the cases filed against the Maute group out of Marawi City, violating the Supreme Court’s collegiality, magistrates said on Monday. Associate Justice Teresita de Castro confirmed this before the…

Opinion on Page One

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First word FAIR is fair. You can also treat worries and alarms as fake news or mere jitters. You need not regard them like Cassandra as the portent of doom. Take the Philippine economy today. I do not share the anxiety (fear) of those compatriots, observers and analysts who worry…

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WHOM should the Catholic Church, rights groups, and other moral and religious authorities support— criminals, rebels, and terrorists; the police and soldiers battling them; or the victims of their depredations? The answer, of course, is all of them. Every human being has rights and dignity, which should be respected, whichever…

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Duque hits Sanofi for ‘mental dishonesty’

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HEALTH Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd on Monday accused French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur of “mental dishonesty” on the efficacy of its anti-dengue vaccine, thereby placing the lives of hundreds of thousands of children at risk. “I think they have not been forthright from the beginning,” Duque told a Senate inquiry…


Duque hits Sanofi for ‘mental dishonesty’

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HEALTH Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd on Monday accused French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur of “mental dishonesty” on the efficacy of its anti-dengue vaccine, thereby placing the lives of hundreds of thousands of children at risk. “I think they have not been forthright from the beginning,” Duque told a Senate inquiry…

FORMER DOH EXECS NIGHTMARE

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Public needs facts, not political grandstanding

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THE nation was gifted yesterday with three congressional hearings, namely: the continuation of the House justice committee hearings on the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno; that of the Senate blue ribbon committee on the controversy/scandal over the P 3.5 billion government purchase of the uncertified…

Congress to discuss martial law extension

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Members of the Senate and House of Representatives will discuss President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year on Dec. 13, Wednesday. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel 3rd said the two chambers will hold a joint session to tackle the President’s letter asking congress to extend…

New telco could be operational next yr

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DICT says goal represents ‘best effort’; rules still being drawn up PLDT, Inc. and Globe Telecom, Inc.’s market dominance could be challenged sometime next year, a senior government official said, following the Palace’s announcement that China Telecommunications Corp. had been chosen to compete against the duopoly. Department of Information and…

 

 

Celtics turn tables on Pistons

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LOS ANGELES: The Boston Celtics notched a satisfying win in Detroit on Sunday (Monday in Manila), handing the slumping Pistons their sixth straight NBA defeat just two weeks after losing to them in Boston. Al Horford led the way with 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Kyrie Irving added…

PH shooters shine in 2017 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XVIII

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Members of the Philippine Team (left of podium) Jeufro Emil “Jag” Lejano, Wilfredo Martin Jr., Bernardo Mari V. Alejandro and William Magalong have won silver medals in the Team Classic category (overall) of the 2017 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XVIII held at Châteauroux, France, from August 28 to September 3.…

Suarez, Messi maintain Barca’s La Liga lead

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MADRID: Barcelona restored their lead at the top of La Liga to five points as Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi struck in the final 20 minutes to edge out 10-man Villarreal 2-0 on Sunday (Monday in Manila). Daniel Raba’s red card on the hour mark for a wild lunge on…

Breaking the chain of corruption in Philippine sports

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(Part 2) As I’ve mentioned in my last article, the dismal performance of the Philippines in elite competitions such as the SEA Games, Asian Games and the Olympics reflects the sad state of Philippine sports. The pitiful output happened despite the huge amount of public funds poured into sports development.…

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…

Diaz bags 2 medals in IWF world meet

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Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz copped two medals in the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championship on Thursday (Friday in Manila) at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, USA. Competing in the 53 kilograms class, Diaz notched 86 kgs in the snatch before registering 113 kgs in…

2 dead, 8 hurt in Cotabato military truck accident

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TWO soldiers died and eight others were injured after a military truck turned turtle while traversing the Bulwang Spring/So Lukeke crossing in Antipas, Cotabato on Monday. Lieutenant Silver Belvis, civil-military operations officer of the 39th Infantry Battalion (IB), said at about 9:30 a.m. in Barangay Malatab a KM450 military truck…

NKorea threats spark South Korea arms sales

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STOCKHOLM: Faced with constant missile and nuclear threats from its belligerent northern neighbor, South Korea is boosting its arms sales and aims to become a major exporter, a study said on Monday. South Korea’s arms industry accounted for 2.2 percent of global top 100 producers’ sales in 2016, the Stockholm…

Of new babies, gifts and flying shoes

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When you intentionally make time to be with your child, or when you actively listen to them and observe them in their quiet reflections, a magical moment is guaranteed. Our previous week was filled with these, so after coming from last week’s heavy column on bullying, we will share some…

Like ‘Die Beautiful’ with more heart

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For its fine direction, editing, script, acting and heart-warming message, the movie based on the 2016 Palanca Awards for Literature second prize winner for Screenplay, “Deadma Walking,” has been graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB). As such, it is so far the only one among eight entries in…

Now with a Mercedes-AMG heart

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British luxury sports car maker Aston Martin took the covers off its new Vantage, along with its racing version, the Vantage GTE, last November, replacing the previous generation Ian Callum designed Vantage that was around in the market since 2005. With the old Vantage being the bestselling model in Aston…

Of new babies, gifts and flying shoes

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When you intentionally make time to be with your child, or when you actively listen to them and observe them in their quiet reflections, a magical moment is guaranteed. Our previous week was filled with these, so after coming from last week’s heavy column on bullying, we will share some…

COCO MARTIN: Out to prove good guys are cool

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“Bakit kapag matino ka, tingin sa iyo ng mil–lennials hindi ka cool?” Television and mo­­vie actor Coco Mar­tin’s rhetorical question above—roughly translated to why millen­nials think good guys are the opposite of cool—has defined, guided and effectively changed the course of his career in the last few years. In 2015, Martin—dubbed…

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Street-smart savvy helps businessman succeed in two disparate fields When other teenagers were planning their summer vacation or prepping for college entrance exams, Charles Paw was worrying about ways to make a living. “My father (Carlos) had told me early on that he would only support me until high school,”…

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Elle Fragrances It’s never too early to impart the habit for good grooming. Knowing this, Elle has introduced a trio of scents for the young until their teenhood. “So Cute!,” is an alcohol-free and hypoallergenic perfume for babies, while “So Pretty!” is perfect for little misses with its mix of…

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Coach X Selena Gomez Collection Reinventing an age-old American brand to catch the eye of a fickle and demanding generation of shoppers can be quite a challenge, but one that British designer Stuart Vevers passionately accepted when he joined Coach in 2013. And now, with the country’s pop sweetheart Selena…

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SM Greenbag One never runs out of the need for a reusable shopping bag – especially since there’s just so many people to buy presents for during this festive season. Now on its 10th year, the SM Greenbag of SM Markets is being released on a limited capacity. Sporting stylish…