Medal tally:
Thailand: 72-86-88
Vietnam: 58-50-60
Singapore: 55-50-71
Myanmar: 7-10-20
Cambodia: 3-2-12
Brunei: 0-5-9
Timor Leste: 0-0-3


 

 

Today's Headlines

AQUINO CLAIMS

‘I got wrong info on dengue vaccine’

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FORMER President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Thursday said his decision to approve the purchase of P3.5 billion worth of anti-dengue vaccines in December 2015 was based on experts’ initial advise – now proven wrong – that the drug was “safe.” Appearing before a Senate inquiry, Aquino dismissed allegations that the…

Opinion on Page One

FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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WE have not seen anything like this before. A combination of forces and a series of events have created so much instability within the nation, and put our people at the mercy of unreason in the hands of our power-driven politicians. In a healthy and normal democratic environment, issues are…

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Duterte thumbs down anti-political dynasty law

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is not in favor of including an anti-political dynasty provision in a new constitution that will allow the country to shift to a federal system of government. Duterte, whose children are elected officials in his home city of Davao, said such a measure would restrict people’s choices.…


VACC wants Aquino charged with plunder

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Ex-Health chief reveals pressure from Garin’s husband ANTI-corruption advocates on Thursday urged the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee to recommend the filing of plunder charges against former president Benigno Aquino 3rd, members of his Cabinet and health officials over the P3.5-billion Dengvaxia vaccine deal. The Volunteer Against Crime and Corruption (VACC),…

Philippine Car Industry Sales

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‘Urduja’ : More areas under storm signal

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Over 15 areas have been placed under storm Signal No.1 as tropical depression Urduja (international code name: Kaitak) slightly intensified on Thursday, according to the state-run weather bureau. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Thursday morning said these areas in Luzon are Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay,…

Key rates, inflation forecasts unchanged

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Philippine monetary officials maintained key interest rates on Thursday as expected, given a “broadly unchanged” inflation environment. Consumer price growth forecasts for this year to 2019 were also retained despite upside risks, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced. In its final meeting for the year, the policymaking Monetary Board…


 

 

Crisis in the PBA over – Romero

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All’s well that ends well. This was how some members of the Board of Governors of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) described the situation in the pro-league’s policy-making body in so far as the existing impasse on the issue of whether commissioner Chito Narvasa will be replaced or not. Outgoing…

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.…

PSG cruises into League Cup quarters

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PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain brushed off the absence of Neymar to ease into the French League Cup quarterfinals with a 4-2 victory at Strasbourg on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). The Ligue 1 leaders gained a measure of revenge for their shock 2-1 league defeat by Strasbourg less than a fortnight ago…

A legacy down the drain

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Because I was too busy over the weekend, I failed to follow through live streaming over social media the supposed marquee fight between Vasil Lomachenko of Ukraine and Guillermo Rigondeaux of Cuba. Well, good thing I never devoted a single minute following the fight, because that would have been a…

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…

 

 

Reds kill father, son in Quezon

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A member of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (Cafgu) and his son were shot dead by armed men, believed to be members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who barged into their home in San Francisco, Quezon, on Wednesday night. Maj. Gen. Rhoderick Parayno, commander of the Philippine Army’s…

NKorea nukes hover over China–SKorea talks

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BEIJING: South Korean President Moon Jae-In was set to meet with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing on Thursday amid mixed US signals about potential talks to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. Relations between Beijing and Seoul have encountered their own rough patch over the US military’s deployment…

 

 

How to make healthy raisins a star this Christmas

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Sweet bread and desserts are always a staple in the Christmas season, but they may not always be good for re­vellers. Generally high in sugar, fats and cholesterol, holiday desserts almost always lead to weight gain and unpleasant blood test results come January. “There are those who sadly stay away…

‘All of You’ and the signs of the times

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Derek, Jennylyn-starrer present real takes on marriage today No one thought that the romantic-comedy “English Only Please,” starring Jennylyn Mercado and Derek Ramsay, could run away with acting awards and a blockbuster turn out in 2014’s Metro Manila Festival. Up against an elaborate period movie “Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo” starring…

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…

How to make healthy raisins a star this Christmas

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Sweet bread and desserts are always a staple in the Christmas season, but they may not always be good for re­vellers. Generally high in sugar, fats and cholesterol, holiday desserts almost always lead to weight gain and unpleasant blood test results come January. “There are those who sadly stay away…

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…

Boardroom Watch

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BUSINESSMAN DEVOTES LIFE TO BUILD AN ENTERPRISING NATION A delightful oil painting dominates the tasteful reception area of RFM Corporation’s head office in Pasig City. The 141 cm x 223 cm frame holds the Molong Galicano canvas of a chubby toddler in baker’s garb, studying a plump loaf, ostensibly the…

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Genting Dream For a different kind of adventure, one that marries Asian hospitality and international luxury, Genting Dream invites you aboard Dream Cruises. A pacesetter in the industry that merges high living and high seas, Dream Cruises delights affluent Filipino travelers by offering inspirational experiences of luxury. Setting off from…

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Superdry Look cool while you’re kept warm with fashionable winter picks from Superdry. Ideal for trips to the icy Alps and below-zero weather destinations, Superdry infuses trendy style into its array of coats and jackets. In its Autumn-Winter 2017 collection, Superdry focuses on staple wardrobe pieces that will see you…

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Marco Polo Ortigas Celebrate the yuletide season with your loved ones with premium accommodations on special rates starting December 15. Enjoy the hotel’s state-of-the-art facilities and amenities that are perfect venues for meaningful journeys with the family. With an overnight stay, delight in the ultimate dining experience with breakfast for…