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Malaysian terrorist killed in Marawi

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Dr. Mahmud Ahmad, Malaysia’s most wanted terrorist who joined the Islamic State-linked Maute Group, is believed to be among the 20 terrorists killed by government troops in assault operations in Marawi City on Wednesday and Thursday, Armed Forces chief Gen. Eduardo Año said. The overnight clashes came three days after…

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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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THE highest praise I ever heard of a priest paid by another priest was what the late Jose Cardinal Sanchez, former Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Clergy and President of the Pontifical Commission for the Preservation of Artistic and Historical Patrimony of the Church—the first and only Filipino…

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Quick Marawi rehab to curb terror

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Conclusion OFFICIALS agree that the speedy rehabilitation of Marawi City is crucial to restoring the community of hundreds of thousands of residents whose lives had been disrupted by five months of fighting between government troops and the Maute Group. Datu Abul Khayr Alonto, chairman of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA),…

Quick Marawi rehab to curb terror

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Conclusion OFFICIALS agree that the speedy rehabilitation of Marawi City is crucial to restoring the community of hundreds of thousands of residents whose lives had been disrupted by five months of fighting between government troops and the Maute Group. Datu Abul Khayr Alonto, chairman of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA),…

Senate investigation

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Marawi bond is right for rebuilding the city

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First, just a brief review of the financing concept: a government bond is a debt security issued to raise funds to support government spending. Government bonds in the Philippines and other countries include savings bonds, treasury bonds and treasury inflation-protected securities. They all bear interest considered attractive by investors. Before…

DoJ junks Faeldon’s plea to dismiss drug charges

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Criminal charges against former Bureau of Customs (BoC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon in connection with a P6.4-billion shabu shipment will proceed after the Department of Justice (DoJ) panel of prosecutors junked his motion to dismiss. The panel ruled that it has jurisdiction to conduct preliminary investigation concerning the criminal raps filed…

BoP reverts to surplus in Sept

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THE country’s balance of payments (BoP) position reverted to a surplus of $24 million in September from a deficit of $7 million in August, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Friday. However, the surplus last month was much lower than the $117-million surplus recorded a year earlier. “The modest…

 

 

Pirates sink Red Lions, seal historic sweep

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Lyceum of the Philippines University survived reigning champion San Beda Col-lege, 107-105, in a double-overtime thriller on Thursday completing an 18-game elimination round sweep to reach the finals of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 93 senior basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City. Cameroonian Mike Nzeusseu…

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.…

‘MCN’ all score as PSG thumps Anderlecht

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BRUSSELS: Paris Saint-Germain’s front three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani all scored as the French side romped to a third straight Champions League win by thrashing Anderlecht 4-0 in Brussels on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). Mbappe put PSG ahead inside three minutes and Cavani grabbed his fourth goal…

One more chance for ‘King’ Arthur

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Six months ago, Filipino prospect ‘King’ Arthur Villanueva took on speedster Zolani Tete of South Africa and dropped a lopsided 12-round decision. Officially, the fight was only for the interim World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight (118 lbs.) championship, but Tete was eventually promoted to regular champion after Filipino Marlon Tapales…

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…

11-year old swimmer sets sight on 2024 Olympics

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Philippine Swimming League (PSL) standout Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh bagged five gold medals in the Palarong Pam­bansa qualifying tour­nament held at the Olivarez Swimming Pool in Parañaque City. Representing Immaculate Heart of Mary College-Parañaque, the 11-year old Mojdeh dominated all her individual events the girls’ elementary division to earn a spot…


 

 

Hapilon’s cousin, 2 others yield in Basilan

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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: A relative of slain self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) “emir” and Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) leader Isnilon Hapilon and two followers of bandit leaders Furuji Indama and Nurhasan Jamir have surrendered to the military as combat operations intensify in Basilan. Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay, Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) spokesman,…

Abe eyes big win in snap Japan vote

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TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears poised to secure a fresh term at the helm of the world’s third-biggest economy Sunday, as he seeks a mandate for his nationalist agenda and hard-line stance on North Korea. Pyongyang has vowed to “sink” Japan into the sea and fired missiles over…

 

 

A preview into the world’s imminent digitized lifestyle

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2017 Hong Kong Electronics Fair showcases the not-so-distant future of smart living With technology getting more advanced each day and developers’ creativity continuously flowing, digital and electronics products that promise to make everyday life easier are also growing exponentially. It is therefore not surprising that some 86,000 participants trooped to…

Barbie and Ken—lovers or friends?

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In the middle of the press conference for the movie “This Time I’ll Be Sweeter” from Regal Entertainment, Ken Chan suddenly upped and left his seat. His leading lady, Barbie Forteza looked quite puzzled, all the more so when “Born For You” started playing through the speakers. Just as suddenly,…

All-new Audi Q5 lands in PH soil

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Those seeking a truly high-end SUV with a Teutonic character should have reason to rejoice with the launch of the all-new Audi Q5 in Philippine soil. So it was a night to remember as Audi Philippines launched its all-new Audi Q5 at the Manila Polo Club last October 11, 2017.…

A preview into the world’s imminent digitized lifestyle

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2017 Hong Kong Electronics Fair showcases the not-so-distant future of smart living With technology getting more advanced each day and developers’ creativity continuously flowing, digital and electronics products that promise to make everyday life easier are also growing exponentially. It is therefore not surprising that some 86,000 participants trooped to…

Hanjin lands PH in Top 5 shipbuilding countries

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As a former US naval base, Subic is ideal for marine and shipbuilding industries. Its deep waters, calm seas, skilled workforce and attractive incentives for manufacturers in the export processing zone has made it perfect for Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Co., Ltd. (HHIC) to expand its operations outside Korea.…

Boardroom Watch

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Like many stories of successful Filipino-Chinese entrepreneurs, Eric Yu – chief executive officer of CellPrime, the maker of Cloudfone, one of the leading mobile tech providers in the country – found himself naturally drawn to business. In his world, matters of profit, investment, innovation and service are subjects discussed freely…

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Crimson Hotel Filinvest City If it’s October, then it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Getting into the spirit, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City teamed up with the Project Pink Support Group to promote the “Passionately Pink” campaign which seeks to spread word about this disease that affects one in every 13…

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Salcedo Auctions Esteemed auction house, Salcedo Auctions, has launched “space,” its second event sale under its subsidiary brand Gavel&Block in order to satisfy the acquisition bent of today’s “affluentials.” After a preview held this week until today, October 20, from 10 am to 6 pm, the auction takes place tomorrow,…

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Tudor Since the presentation in 1970 of its first chronograph, the Prince Oysterdate Chronograph, TUDOR has produced watches closely tied to motorsports. It has also constantly been improving its professional divers’ watches. The new hybrid Heritage Black Bay Chrono chronograph dares to combine the aquatic heritage represented by the Black…