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DoJ starts Rappler tax probe

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THE Department of Justice (DoJ) opens today its preliminary investigation over the P133-million tax evasion case filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) against the holding company that owns online news outfit Rappler. Summoned by the justice department were Rappler Holdings Corp. president Maria A. Ressa and treasurer James…

Opinion on Page One

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First word IT is just as well that Philippine officials and legislators are answering the European humbug about the Duterte administration’s war on drugs and the release of Sen. Leila de Lima, with a fusillade of blather and statements that Philippine media dutifully report without regard to significance. Former UK…

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FROM today, most of this writer’s columns will cover the most pressing issues, especially those not headlined but of urgent, even life-and-death importance, especially for ordinary Filipinos. But first, politics. Last week we note one of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s continuing pronouncements in her own defense against efforts to…

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Ship runs aground in marine protected area in Albay

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LEGAZPI CITY — A roll-on-roll-off (ro-ro) vessel ran aground a marine protected area some 1.2 kilometers in Barangay Rawis, Libon town on Tuesday here. Nonie Enolva, spokesperson of the Bureau of Fisheries Aquatic Resources (BFAR) regional office, said that the MV Jack Daniel, owned by the Santa Clara Shipping Company, left the…

Public attorneys’ office files obstruction raps vs health chief

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THE Public Attorneys Office (PAO) on Tuesday filed obstruction of justice charges against Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd for refusing to release the list of people who were given the controversial anti-dengue vaccine that allegedly resulted in the deaths of about 60 people. The case was filed by PAO before the Department of…

Gadon slams Sereno anew over ‘allowances’ to IBP officials

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CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has provided allowances to officers of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), sourcing it from funds of the judiciary, according to the lawyer who filed an impeachment complaint against her. Lorenzo Gadon claimed that the Chief Justice on-leave paid off the IBP officers, which…

Rappler executives a no-show at hearing on P133-M tax evasion case

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EXECUTIVES of Rappler Holdings Corp. (RHC), owner of online news Rappler, failed to appear on Tuesday before the Department of Justice (DoJ) for the preliminary investigation of the P133 million tax evasion case filed against them by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). RHC president Maria A. Ressa and treasurer James C. Bitanga,…

Wage hike, inflation top most Filipinos’ concerns — Pulse Asia

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INCREASING workers’ pay and controlling the rise of prices remain the two top national concerns of Filipinos, results of the latest Pulse Asia survey showed on Tuesday. The Ulat ng Bayan survey from March 23 to 28 showed that the most often mentioned urgent national concern of Filipinos was the need…

Britain’s Prince William and Kate return home with newborn son

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LONDON: Britain’s Prince William accompanied his wife Kate as she left hospital Monday evening after giving birth to a baby boy, the couple’s third child who is fifth in line to the British throne. The boy, weighing eight pounds and seven ounces (3.8 kilograms), was born at 11:01 am (1001…


 

 

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Joma eyes return to PH

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THE exiled founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), Jose Maria “Joma” Sison, on Monday expressed willingness to return to the country upon the invitation of President Rodrigo Duterte, but on two conditions. In a statement, Sison said there must be significant progress in peace talks with the…

Ship runs aground in marine protected area in Albay

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LEGAZPI CITY — A roll-on-roll-off (ro-ro) vessel ran aground a marine protected area some 1.2 kilometers in Barangay Rawis, Libon town on Tuesday here. Nonie Enolva, spokesperson of the Bureau of Fisheries Aquatic Resources (BFAR) regional office, said that the MV Jack Daniel, owned by the Santa Clara Shipping Company, left the…

Joma eyes return to PH

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THE exiled founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), Jose Maria “Joma” Sison, on Monday expressed willingness to return to the country upon the invitation of President Rodrigo Duterte, but on two conditions. In a statement, Sison said there must be significant progress in peace talks with the…

A NEW KIND OF WAR

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Every Filipino needs PERA

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ONLY about one in 10 Filipinos—11 percent, according to a recent survey on financial inclusion conducted by the BSP—have savings for retirement or old age, a statistic that might not be alarming to our country’s young population now, but inevitably will be if the savings rate does not improve in…

Former Antipolo judge named Sandigan justice

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President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Kevin Narce Vivero, a former Antipolo Regional Trial Court (RTC) judge, as associate justice of the Sandiganbayan. Vivero will replace associate justice Samuel Martires. His appointment paper was signed by the President on November 28, 2017 but it was released to the media on Monday,…

Q1 budget deficit higher at P162.2B

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Government spending surged in March, a Cabinet official said on Monday, resulting in a substantially higher first quarter budget deficit. Quoting a preliminary Bureau of the Treasury report, Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd told reporters that the January-March shortfall had reached P162.2 billion. “[It] is P57.8 billion lower than program…

 

 

Bucks edge Celtics to level series, Spurs down Warriors

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WASHINGTON: Greek star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including the decisive tip-in with five seconds remaining, to give the Milwaukee Bucks a 104-102 NBA playoff victory on Sunday (Monday in Manila) over Boston. The triumph pulled the Bucks level with the Celtics at 2-2 in their best-of-seven first round…

Bucks edge Celtics to level series, Spurs down Warriors

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WASHINGTON: Greek star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, including the decisive tip-in with five seconds remaining, to give the Milwaukee Bucks a 104-102 NBA playoff victory on Sunday (Monday in Manila) over Boston. The triumph pulled the Bucks level with the Celtics at 2-2 in their best-of-seven first round…


 

Barangay, SK bets register 114,000 in Western Visayas

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While the Commission on Elections (Comelec) observed a low turnout in the filing of certificates of candidacy (CoC) for the Barangay and Sanggunian Kabataan (SK) elections after the extended deadline on April 21, Western Visayas registered 114,385 candidates for the May 14 polls. A total of 73, 222 are running…

SKorea halts border broadcasts

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SEOUL: South Korea on Monday silenced its battery of giant loudspeakers that blast messages at the North’s border soldiers, in a conciliatory gesture before Friday’s historic inter-Korean summit. Despite tentative hopes of a breakthrough over Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal, US President Donald Trump warned that a solution to the North Korean…

 

 

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CELEBRITY CHEF LIVES LIFE AND COOKING WITH PASSION
As I stood there in stunned disbelief, scenes from Shinjuku, Peru, Argentina and Saitama swirled through my head like the images in a revolving…

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Talk about hitting career walls, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has rammed into them many times. How did he surmount them and achieve his dream to travel and become a sushi master? Read on. • Don’t look for the easy way, that’s the lazy way. • Don’t be afraid to make a…

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Amorita Resort Boracay’s out, so why not Bohol? And why not the boutique Amorita Resort along the southern edge of Panglao Island? Built with loving care by owners Nikki and Ria Cauton, Amorita marries world-class service with signature Filipino hospitality, offering guests an escape from the urban fray and a…

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Smdc Shell Residences Shell Residences, the 2.2-hectare resort residential complex developed by SMDC, located within the Mall of Asia Complex, provided the perfect view of the recent Philippine Pyromusical Competition at the Seaside Boulevard, SM Mall of Asia. With that front-row seat experience, the development treated homeowners and guests to…

The Audi A8 is ‘World Luxury Car 2018’

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The Audi A8 is the “World Luxury Car 2018” in the World Car Awards recently held at the New York Auto Show. This win underscores the status of the brand’s flagship model as the embodiment of “Vorsprungdurch Technik.” In their decision, the 82 jury members from 24 countries assessed the…

James Reid morphs into an acting idol

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James Reid definitely has the looks of a star, boosted by his singing and dancing skills; but despite several hit teleseryes and blockbuster movies, there have long remained doubts about his acting capabilities—that is, until “Never Not Love You” hit cinemas these last few weeks to box office success. Noted…

The Audi A8 is ‘World Luxury Car 2018’

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The Audi A8 is the “World Luxury Car 2018” in the World Car Awards recently held at the New York Auto Show. This win underscores the status of the brand’s flagship model as the embodiment of “Vorsprungdurch Technik.” In their decision, the 82 jury members from 24 countries assessed the…

Tips for your child’s happy bedtime

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There are many factors contributing to children’s bedtime attitude, one of which are their different personalities. Some are geared to stay awake at night longer than others; Some are willing to go to bed with no resistance while some resist greatly and some fall asleep before they get there. The…

On building better lives

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For many successful women, making it in their chosen careers means learning to work within male-dominated workplaces where the proverbial all boys’ club still prevails. In fact, these very women will be the first to admit that it can feel intimidating to break into industries generally monopolized by men, but…

The Audi A8 is ‘World Luxury Car 2018’

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The Audi A8 is the “World Luxury Car 2018” in the World Car Awards recently held at the New York Auto Show. This win underscores the status of the brand’s flagship model as the embodiment of “Vorsprungdurch Technik.” In their decision, the 82 jury members from 24 countries assessed the…

The Lookbook

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Avoid beauty products with these ingredients What goes into your beauty products? Your lipstick, makeup, nail polish, hair products such as shampoo and conditioner, body care products like lotion, and other personal care products contain chemical ingredients that may be harmful to you, as well as to the environment. Studies…

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At an estimated three trillion dollars, fashion’s market value is an economic success story. But beyond the numbers, fashion is a ‘dirty industry’, ranking second as the biggest polluter on Earth, next only to oil. There are efforts to reduce and remove unnecessary waste in the production of garments and…