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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte was not attacking the judiciary when he called for the immediate removal of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Malacañang said. In a television interview, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the impeachment case and quo warranto petition seeking Sereno’s removal were anchored on her failure to fully…

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SECRETARY Alan Peter Cayetano of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) “maintains a double standard in foreign policy when he describes the action of the European parliament as constituting interference,” Akbayan Party-list Rep. Tom Villarin alleged. The European Parliament last week adopted a resolution calling for, among others, a stop…

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SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, in a Saturday announcement welcomed by US President Donald Trump ahead of a much-anticipated summit between the two men. Pyongyang’s declaration, long sought by Washington, will be seen as a crucial step in…

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A new translation of the Bible in conversational Filipino, aimed at young readers, will soon be off the press. The Philippine Bible Society (PBS) is working on the “Pinoy Version” of the New Testament, using the contemporary Filipino language, as an alternative version to the various Filipino versions of the…


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President Rodrigo Duterte’s special assistant Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Saturday pledged assistance and support to Filipino fishermen detained in Indonesia. Go made the pledge a day after welcoming 31 fishermen repatriated from Indonesia on Friday in Davao City. “Natutuwa ako sa pagsisikap ng ating gobyerno na maibalik sa Pilipinas…

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Malacañang on Saturday denied rumors that diplomats of the European Union (EU) will be kicked out. “Fake news spreading that EU Ambassadors to be expelled. Absolutely no truth to this,” Palace spokesman Harry Roque told reporters in a text message. The rumors swirled after EU lawmakers called for the scrapping…

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SENATORS Cynthia Villar and Loren Legarda on Saturday joined calls to end plastic pollution which threaten the country’s wildlife and marine resources. The call to end plastic pollution is the theme for today’s Earth Day celebration. Villar, head of the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, deplored the effects…

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Data has now become the world’s most valuable resource fueling growth and change, according to a Filipino data scientist. Erika Legara, a data scientist, said on Wednesday people continue to use data science, allowing them to understand the world better and maximize the potential of various industries. “Data science is…

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Network executive Jude Turcuato presides over a new age of content for Fox Philippines Accepting a bigger challenge is not new to Jude Turcuato, a familiar face in both sports and TV circles whose main arsenal lies in performing a top executive job. Nine years ago, he took the opportunity…

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Are you planning to sell real property that has been previously subject to a loan mortgage? If you are, better read on. The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has issued Revenue Memorandum Circular (RMC) No. 19-2018 dated March 19, 2018 to clarify the basis for the computation of Capital Gains…

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It was a night of glitz and glamour as Los Angeles’ most beautiful faces strutted on the runway as internationally renowned fashion designer, Pia Gladys Perey unveiled her Spring/Summer 2018 collection. As enthralling as the catwalk was, the magic was happening behind the scenes led by event specialist Yancy Trinidad.…

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Filipino consumers in today’s in-your-fingertips society tend to trust and try the dominant force in e-commerce. The runners up in the business can always compete, but it’s hard to topple a household name established by clear-cut identity and word-of-mouth popularity. In the case of Lazada, its dominance in the field…

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It is not how young or how old you are as a leader. But how deep and updated is your knowledge of the job and the industry you are in. This was the underlying message during the recent first leg of the GenNext Leadership Forum mounted by the Contact Center…

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The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Saturday warned law enforcers to be careful in the government’s war on drugs since syndicates are out to defend their illegal trade no matter what it takes. The warning came a day after simultaneous drug raids in Bulacan left 13 suspects dead and led…

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“She wants to end our relationship and be with her American boyfriend that’s why I killed her.” Thus said Jessie Tesoro, who butchered his live-in partner Jennifer Caballero using a bolo, her mother and four other family members in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija on Friday. Tesoro, 41 (not 34 as…

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SUBIC BAY FREEPORT: The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) said its resolve to go after stale debts and past-due accounts of business locators in the freeport has netted P148.6 million for the state-owned agency. The SBMA Finance Group reported that the funds collected through the new administration’s aggressive collection program,…

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IN a fit of intense jealousy, a warehouseman hacked dead his live-in partner and five family members, including their mother and an 11-year-old boy, in San Leo­nardo, Nueva Ecija, at dawn on Friday. A member of the family was able to run away with her one-year-old daughter, clutching her wounded…

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Movie and television actor Julio Diaz and his companion were arrested in a buy-bust in Meycauayan City, Bulacan, before dawn on Friday. Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat Jr., Bulacan Police provincial director, said the actor, Mariano de Leon Calongje in real life, 59, and his companion Ronald Gomez, 35, were arrested…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Thirty-one Filipino fishermen who were deported from Indonesia after they were caught allegedly fishing illegally there arrived in Davao City on Friday. The fishermen who were arrested on Indonesian waters were handed over to the Philippine Navy and brought to Davao City where military and government officials welcomed…

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World

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The arrival of pre-monsoon rains in southern Bangladesh has revealed an alarming level of risks for Rohingya refugees, United Nations humanitarian agencies said on Friday, warning that they do not have the funds needed to protect hundreds of thousands of desperate people once the rainy season begins in earnest. “The…

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The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will conduct regular and ongoing exercises at the Taiwan Straits, showing Chinese mainland’s determination in safeguarding territorial integrity, experts noted on Friday after the PLA Air Force announced that it has sent jets to patrol around the island. Compatriots on both sides of the Taiwan…

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HO CHI MINH CITY: Nguyen was nine when he boarded a boat alone to escape the communist regime in Vietnam for the United States. Some 40 years later, he returned in shackles, deported from the only country he really knows to one he can scarcely remember. With conspiracy and fraud…

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia hosted its first public film screening in over 35 years on Friday (Saturday in Manila), two days after US movie giant AMC unveiled the kingdom’s debut theater in Riyadh. Clutching prized tickets for what AMC said was a sold-out showing of Hollywood blockbuster action film Black Panther,…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Democratic Party filed a lawsuit on Friday (Saturday in Manila) alleging that Russia, WikiLeaks and top officials from Donald Trump’s campaign conspired to tilt the 2016 US presidential election in the Republican’s favor. The civil complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan by the Democratic National Committee…

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BACKÅKRA, Sweden: The UN Security Council is meeting in a secluded farmhouse on the southern tip of Sweden on Saturday in a bid to overcome deep divisions over how to end the war in Syria. In a first for the council, which normally holds its annual brainstorming session in upstate…

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ANTI-narcotics agents arrested a Chinese in Manila and seized in his possession methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” during a raid late Saturday, according to a report by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) office in Metro Manila. Xi Qingchu alias Jason Chen, 37, of 562 Alonzo St., Sta. Cruz, was arrested…

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