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AFTER a year in “dignified silence,” Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno finally faced the media in a per invitation only press conference where all media outfits were invited except The Manila Times. It will be recalled that the Times first broke the story on Sereno’s “failed” psychiatric…

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SULPICIO Lines, now known as Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation, may lose its franchise if it fails to convince the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) that it is not to blame for the recent sea tragedy that left dozens of people dead. Why it should not revoke its CPC? Marina has…

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The Department of Justice hopes to file criminal charges against lawmakers who released part of their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to bogus Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) within two weeks. However, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) which is investigating the anomalous use of lawmakers “pork barrel” or PDAF said it…

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A party-list lawmaker on Tuesday questioned the P6 billion “pork barrel” of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), which is included in the P34.6 billion budget for state universities and colleges (SUCs). During the Congress’ budget briefing on Tuesday. Rep. Terry Ridon of Kabataan party-list said CHED has a P5…


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THE massive investigation into the misuse of Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or “pork barrel” of lawmakers may be expanded and will not be limited to transactions done between 2007 and 2009 because the Commission on Audit (COA) has a room full of evidence that may yield more shocking revelations.…

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INTERNATIONAL boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao is reportedly going bankrupt after he placed much of his winnings in “dead” investments and for being too “generous” to friends who usually accompany him in his nightly capers. An insider in the pound-for-pound king’s camp claimed that Manila-based bankers met…

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Leisure and Resorts World Corp. (LRWC) is a listed company. Even if it claims that 774.525 million shares, or 64.55 percent, of its outstanding capital stock is owned by the public, this huge percentage does not necessarily make it public. For instance, the 64.55-percent holdings do not give the public…

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AFTER Steve Harvey’s blooper live on international television by announcing the wrong Miss Universe 2015, netizens and Jurassic-mongers alike went abuzz about the unforgiveable blunder that left countless aftershocks and humiliated nerves. Suddenly, countless people became experts on public speaking—except it’s not about public speaking. I’m reminded of the Philippines’…

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The country’s metallic mineral output during the first three quarters of this year fell 20 percent due to lower prices in the world market, the Mines and Geosciences Bureau said. In a report, MGB Director Leo Jasareno said the value of metallic mineral output totaled P85.78 billion in January-September 2015,…

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is confident that the proposed Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) will be passed into law next year. “Hopefully, by January we will have CMTA already,” Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina said as he noted that the House of Representatives had already given its final approval…

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GRABOVE, Ukraine: Forensic experts have identified the first of 298 people killed in the MH17 disaster, the Dutch government said, as grieving relatives defied safety concerns to pay an emotional visit to the crash site in eastern Ukraine. A truce has been called in the immediate area around the site…

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SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un guided the military’s latest rocket-firing drill, state media said on Sunday, confirming the missile launch which was conducted in defiance of United Nations censure. Saturday’s launch was the first since the UN Security Council on July 17 officially condemned Pyongyang for its recent series…

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LONDON: British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg joined calls on Sunday (Monday in Manila) for Russia to be stripped of the World Cup in 2018 following the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine. The Liberal Democrat leader, whose party is the junior partner in Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron’s…

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DENPASAR, Indonesia: Among the white sandy beaches, luxury villas and temples, authorities on the Indonesian island of Bali are carrying out mass culls of dogs in an anti-rabies campaign, an official confirmed on Sunday. Despite a stomach-churning 16-minute video posted on YouTube of a mass slaughter that has prompted outrage…

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ABUJA: Nigeria was on alert against the possible spread of Ebola on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), a day after the first confirmed death from the virus in Lagos, Africa’s biggest city and the country’s financial capital. The health ministry said on Friday that a 40-year-old Liberian man died at a…

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BAMAKO: All passengers and crew on board an Air Algerie jetliner that crashed in Mali died in the tragedy, which completely wiped out several families, France announced. As the first images emerged of the crash site, showing a charred landscape and debris scattered over a wide area, French President Francois…

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SEOUL: North Korea’s state media said on Saturday high-level talks with the South were now all but scrapped due to the launch of anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets from the South a day earlier. The two Koreas traded heavy machine-gun fire across their border Friday, triggered by the North Korean military trying…

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OSLO: Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai, who became the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, made a high-level peacemaking move after sharing the award with India’s Kailash Satyarthi for championing children’s rights. The 17-year-old girls’ education activist — who heard of her win during a chemistry lesson at…

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TAIPEI: Taiwanese rescuers were searching for eight people who went missing on Friday after a marine research ship capsized, while 37 others on the boat had been accounted for, the government said. The vessel — carrying 45 people — capsized off the Penghu islands earlier Friday, a cabinet statement said.…

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SAMARRA: Islamic State militants executed an Iraqi news cameraman and 12 other people on Friday in several towns and villages north of Baghdad, officials, relatives and witnesses said. The jihadists shot dead Raad al-Azzawi, a 37-year-old cameraman for local news channel Sama Salaheddin, his brother and two other civilians in…