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‘PRO-ISLAMIC STATE GROUPS INFILTRATING SCHOOLS’

MILF chief warns of ‘another Marawi’

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THE chief of the country’s main Muslim rebel group warned Tuesday that jihadists loyal to the Islamic State group, flush with looted guns and cash, could seize another Filipino city after the five-month siege of Marawi City last year. Murad Ebrahim has billed his Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which…

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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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SINCE July 1, 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte has pursued what he calls an “independent foreign policy.” This appears consistent with the provision of the 1987 Constitution, but until he came to power, no Filipino President has ever defined it in its peculiar terms. During the better part of the past…

RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO

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But Aquino 3rd ignored it, as well as Arroyo’s proclamation BORACAY’s elite lording it over the island shouldn’t take lightly President Duterte’s threat to close it down if they don’t reverse the degradation of the island into a cesspool. It is the state which has ownership of this once paradisiacal…

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‘CHINESE STRUCTURES MEANT FOR UNITED STATES’

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DESPITE the ongoing installation of military facilities by China in the West Philippine Sea, President Rodrigo Duterte still believes that the disputed waters are “really ours” and that the defensive structures are intended for the US. “China is building structures and military bases, I must admit, but is it intended…

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“HIGHER-UPS” barred Rappler’s Malacañang reporter Pia Ranada-Robles from covering President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, a day after Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go tagged Rappler and the Philippine Daily Inquirer as purveyors of fake news. Ranada-Robles, who was supposed to cover the induction and oath-taking of the new…

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The deployment ban of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) may be extended to other countries, President Rodrigo Duterte said, demanding that Filipinos be treated with dignity. In his speech during a gathering of the Filipino-Chinese business community at the Manila Hotel on Monday night, Duterte recognized how jobs provided by other countries to…

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Britain’s Davis vows no post-Brexit ‘dystopia’

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VIENNA: Britain will not engage in “Mad Max-style” deregulation and easing of workers’ rights and environmental standards once it leaves the European Union, the country’s Brexit secretary said on Tuesday. “We will continue our track record of meeting high standards after we leave the European Union,” David Davis said in…

Tears and cheers as unified Korean team bows out of Olympics

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea: The joint Korean women’s ice hockey team ended their historic Olympic run Tuesday with a crushing 6-1 defeat to Sweden but still received an emotional standing ovation from the crowd. The team was hastily assembled following a landmark deal between South and North Korea only a few…

Bangladesh, Myanmar meet over stranded Rohingya

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COX’S BAZAR: Bangladesh and Myanmar were to hold a border meeting on Tuesday on the fate of some 6,000 Rohingya refugees stranded in no man’s land between the two countries, officials said. The 6,000 at first refused to enter Bangladesh in the influx that poured across the border after the…

Peru court orders Fujimori tried for 1992 mass killing – official

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LIMA: A Peruvian court ordered former president Alberto Fujimori on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers, arguing that he lacks immunity despite a recent pardon for a different crime. The National Criminal Court said the pardon granted to Fujimori in a human…

Crane falls on northbound lane of C5 Toll Plaza, hits power lines, causes traffic build-up

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A CRANE fell along the northbound lane of the C5 Toll Plaza on Tuesday, hitting power lines and causing a build-up in traffic, according to a radio report. The crane, under the supervision of the Metro Pacific Tollways, also hit a flatbed trailer as it fell, the report said. The…

Marawi residents: ‘We want to rebuild from where our roots are found’

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SOME Marawi residents, displaced by the war between government forces and the Islamic State-inspired Maute extremist group, want reparation or compensation from government. Appearing before the Senate inquiry on the government’s rehabilitation plan for Marawi City, Sultan Abdul Hamidullah Atar, representing the internally displaced persons (IDPs), said that to resolve…

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‘CHINESE STRUCTURES MEANT FOR UNITED STATES’

Duterte: West PH Sea is ‘really ours’

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DESPITE the ongoing installation of military facilities by China in the West Philippine Sea, President Rodrigo Duterte still believes that the disputed waters are “really ours” and that the defensive structures are intended for the US. “China is building structures and military bases, I must admit, but is it intended…

Duterte: West PH Sea is ‘really ours’

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DESPITE the ongoing installation of military facilities by China in the West Philippine Sea, President Rodrigo Duterte still believes that the disputed waters are “really ours” and that the defensive structures are intended for the US. “China is building structures and military bases, I must admit, but is it intended…

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Due process must ensure tight case vs Atio’s killers

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AFTER weeks of hogging the headlines amid public outrage over the death of Horacio “Atio” Castillo 3rd in fraternity hazing rites last year, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) has finally taken the important first steps needed to attain justice for its slain law freshman. On Sunday, UST announced the…

Ethics committee junks complaints vs 3 senators

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THE Senate Committee on Ethics dismissed several complaints filed against three members of the chamber during its meeting on Tuesday. The ethics panel, headed by Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto 3rd, unanimously backed a motion to junk the ethics complaints filed by former Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon against…

PLDT to waive rights over CURE frequencies

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PLDT Inc. will be formalizing its intent of not seeking compensation for surrendered frequencies that the government wants to award to a third telecommunications player. PLDT — one-half of a so-called duopoly along with Globe Telecom — is preparing an official letter waiving all rights and benefits involving Connectivity Unlimited…

 

 

Unified Korean team bows out of Olympics

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea: The joint Korean women’s ice hockey team ended their historic Olympic run Tuesday with a crushing 6-1 defeat to Sweden but still received an emotional standing ovation from the crowd. The team was hastily assembled following a landmark deal between South and North Korea only a few…

Local ace Fernando rules ICTSI kiteboarding

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Local ace Bong Fernando (center) poses with runner-up Swede Atte Kappel (second from right) and third placer Jay Ortiz (second from left) after topping the Master’s Twin Tip Racing in the fifth ICTSI Philippine Kiteboarding Tour’s kickoff leg in Lakawon island off the coast of Cadiz Viejo, Negros Occidental recently.…

Thauvin boosts Marseille as Lyon loses more ground

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PARIS: Florian Thauvin ex-tended his brilliant run of goal­scoring form to earn Marseille a 1-0 win over a resurgent Bordeaux on Monday and reinforce their push for Champions League football next season. Thauvin headed in a corner from Dimitri Payet on 35 minutes at the Velodrome to match last season’s…

Definition of Terms 101

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Did he? That is, that he failed to establish himself as an “active” member of the General Assembly of the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC). Such alleged failure on the part of boxing boss Ricky Vargas could disqualify him yet again from running against incumbent POC president Jose Cojuangco in this…

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…

SBC cruises past Mapua in NCAA volley

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San Beda College battered (SBC) Mapua University, 25-23, 25-14, 22-25, 25-15, to gain a share of the lead in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament on Friday at The Arena in San Juan City. Premier Volleyball League veteran Cesca Racracquin registered 17 attacks, one block and…


 

Maguindanao residents surrender loose firearms

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SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: For the Moro, owning more than one gun is not only a “status symbol” but also a necessity — for self-defense and to protect his property against lawless elements. Thus, owning guns, whether legally or illegally, remains prevalent today in the same manner that Moros are legally…

US fighter jet drops fuel tanks in Japan accident

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TOKYO: Japan’s defense ministry demanded explanations on Tuesday from the US military after a fighter jet experiencing an engine fire dropped two fuel tanks into a lake in the country’s north. The incident, which caused no injuries, is the latest in a string of accidents involving the US military that…




 

 

PCSO gives orthopedic shoes to exemplar PWD

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Joselito Quihilag of Barangay Dela Paz, Biñan, Laguna was born with deformed hands and feet due to his mother’s unhealthy pregnancy. Despite his being a Person With Disability (PWD), Quihilag lived a normal life – he attended school reaching up to high school, got married and blessed with twin children.…

A not so ‘straightforward’ role for Paolo Ballesteros

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After reaping awards here and abroad for his critically acclaimed film “Die Beautiful” in 2016, Paolo Ballesteros’ career shifted to high gear. In fact, he went from being an “Eat Bulaga” mainstay to lead actor in one movie after another. In 2017, he shared top billing in the comedy film…

Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo welcomes Lunar New Year

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As the Filipino-Chinese community prepared to welcome the Lunar New Year, so did PGA Cars Inc. In an exclusive celebration on the eve of the Year Of The Earth Dog, Porsche Philippines gathered select members of the media and its partners for a sumptuous lunch, served with the traditional Chinese…

PCSO gives orthopedic shoes to exemplar PWD

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Joselito Quihilag of Barangay Dela Paz, Biñan, Laguna was born with deformed hands and feet due to his mother’s unhealthy pregnancy. Despite his being a Person With Disability (PWD), Quihilag lived a normal life – he attended school reaching up to high school, got married and blessed with twin children.…

Home on a mission of love

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One too many times, law enforcers are portrayed in movies and television as intimidating figures albeit sworn protectors of the community. While a commanding stance, body type and attitude are arguably useful in warding off the “bad guys,” the public often forgets that underneath the uniform, badges and perpetually folded…

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An expat boss unleashes Gen Y power

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Five years ago, a young man uprooted himself from his home in Melbourne, Australia for an expat assignment to a country he knew very little about. He was 27, a greenhorn in the industry, and was assigned to head a promising company. He would operate in a market whose culture…

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Michael Kors Michael Kors, the global fashion brand, proudly introduces its newest additions to the ever-expanding portfolio of Kors luxury—the Sofie and Grayson touchscreen watches. The next generation watches of Michael Kors Access wearable technology were designed in partnership with Google to promote the innovative Google assistant technology, which is…

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Brietling Swiss watch brand Breitling announced its partnership with English motorcycle producer Norton Motorcycles, which will lead to the creation of some unique common products or features. Timepieces will be inspired by the brands’ compelling and intriguingly similar historic timelines, and will even include some of the materials used in…

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Nomination While Valentine’s Day may be over, continue to show your love and appreciation the rest of the month. And now, you can say it in the most original and precious way possible—with a Nomination jewel. The Italian company leader in stainless steel and gold jewelry has created a romantic…