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FORMER senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has narrowed the lead of Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo in the ongoing recount of the 2016 vice-presidential election. Sources at the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) told The Manila Times that after the recount of 210 clustered precincts in Camarines Sur province, Robredo’s…

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A MAN died while having a massage on Thursday afternoon at the Majestic Health Spa at 571 Mac Arthur Highway, Caloocan City. Caloocan police chief Senior Supt. Restituto Arcanghel said Tomas Ramon De Guzman, 54, of 342 Paterno St. Libis, Binangonan, Rizal was reportedly lying on his back while having…

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IMMIGRATION Commissioner Jaime Morente said that Shi Hongye, 36, a fugitive wanted for economic crimes in China was arrested on Sunday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport by operatives from the Bureau of Immigration’s (BI) fugitive search unit (FSU). Morente said Shi will be sent back to China as the…

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A MAYNILad Water Services worker was killed while his co-worker is still under observation at the hospital after they were buried alive by a mass of land that accidentally collapsed as they were digging to lay a pipe at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at the corner of Reparo and Tirona…


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SEVEN suspected drug pushers were arrested in a buy-bust in Tondo, Manila on Thursday. They were Virgilio and Carlo Magno, Jayson and Rosanna Odayat, Danilo Manansala and Jelly Ann Nedroda. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency operatives also arrested a 15-year-old girl who allegedly works as drug runner for the dealers. But,…

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POLICE arrested two people during a buy-bust in a Parañaque subdivion on Thursday evening. They recovered more than 40 pieces of small heated sealed sachets of shabu from suspects Renato Reyes, 58, jobless and residing at Extra Extention, Fourth Estate Subdivision, Brgy. San Antonio, Parañaque City and PerryBell Canlas, 35,…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is no longer keen on issuing an executive order (EO) to fulfill a campaign promise to ban the labor practice of “endo,” administration officials said. The statement came a few days after Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the EO addressing endo would be signed by Duterte…

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Business

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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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WASHINGTON: China is slightly ahead of South Korea and the United States in the race to develop fifth generation wireless networks, or 5G, a US study showed Monday. The study released by the CTIA, a US-based industry association of wireless carriers, suggested that the United States is lagging in the…

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Providing more and cleaner energy is not impossibility yet a challenging act, according to a Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. top executive. “It is not an impossibility. It is challenging. It is difficult,” Pilipinas Shell President and Chief Executive Officer Cesar Romero said on Wednesday, adding “there are pathways in which…

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THE country’s benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) has attracted more than its usual share of media attention of late for all the wrong reasons. Except for Venezuela, which is experiencing a self-inflicted economic disaster of almost ludicrous proportions, no other stock market index in the world has performed as…

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Kassy Pajarillo’s After Six Club allows professionals to get together with no set agendas, no sales pitches and no business cards Created by former hotelier Kassy Pajarillo, the After Six Club is a space, platform, and community that is aiming to create an impact by collaborating, building relationships, and connecting…

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We have to talk about the ‘notch.’ If you’ve been asking what a ‘notch’ means, it’s that supposed “bangs” on the iPhone X that interrupts the “bezel-lessness” of the iPhone X screen that accommodates the front-facing camera, microphone and facial recognition system. Bezel is the casual term for smartphone frames.…

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Regions

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BACOLOD CITY: The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) ordered the closure of a lottery outlet here on Monday but the team sent to implement the order did not have the proper documents to enforce it. Manuel Fraginal Sr., PCSO executive assistant and concurrent head of Inter-Branch Security Monitoring, said the…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: A bakery was ordered closed on Tuesday after a big rat was seen inside its display cabinet in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines. A customer took photographs of the filthy animal as it mingled with breads and uploaded the pictures on Facebook that immediately went viral. The local…

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Reviving the Kadiwa market system can help rein in runaway prices of basic goods and commodities and help farmers get the best prices for their produce, according to Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos. In the 1970s, Marcos said on Tuesday, Kadiwa outlets primarily catered to depressed areas, selling staple food…

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BAGUIO CITY, Benguet: Outgoing Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa on Tuesday assured that there will be no attempt to cover up or whitewash a case against former Special Action Force (SAF) director Benjamin Lusad, who is facing plunder charges for allegedly failing to provide the…

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The alleged co-founder and two members of the Parojinog/Kuratong Baleleng Group were recently arrested by authorities in a checkpoint in San Fernando City, La Union. In a report, Police Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula, regional director of Police Regional Office 1, identified the suspects as Manuelito Estomata Francisco, his wife and…

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ZAMBOANGA CITY: Port authorities here are holding 11 Bangladeshi and four Chinese sailors, including dozens of Filipinos, caught smuggling more than 27,000 bags of rice loaded on a cargo vessel at sea off Zamboanga Sibugay. Rear Admiral Rene Medina, Philippine Navy commander in the region, said cargo ship Diamond 8…

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World

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NEW YORK: Kanye West, the once-omnipresent rap superstar who vanished a year and a half ago amid a purported mental breakdown, on Thursday (Friday in Manila) re-emerged to announce not one but two albums. The 40-year-old rapper and fashion designer who has likened himself to Michelangelo tweeted that he will…

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HARARE: A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on May 9 over diamond corruption costing billions of dollars, underlining his dramatic fall from power after 37 years of autocratic rule. “We have set May 9 as the date on which he will give evidence,”…

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BANDA ACEH, Indonesia: About 80 Rohingya in a wooden boat arrived in Indonesia on Friday, officials said. The group landed in Aceh province on Sumatra island, just weeks after dozens of the persecuted Muslim minority from Myanmar came ashore in neighboring Malaysia. All appeared to be in good condition, according…

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PALM BEACH: US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) he hoped his improbable summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un would go ahead—but warned he was not afraid to walk away if the meeting appears unlikely to be “fruitful.” The odds of the Trump-Kim talks taking place…

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BEIRUT: UN security experts have said they were negotiating with Syrian and Russian authorities for international chemical inspectors to deploy to the site of an alleged toxic gas attack near Damascus, after a reconnaissance mission came under fire. The team from the world’s chemical arms watchdog has not yet been…

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THE HAGUE: Britain accused Russia on Wednesday of breaking the two-decade international ban on chemical weapons, at emergency talks on last month’s poisoning with a nerve agent of a former Russian spy. The accusations came as diplomats from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons met behind closed-doors in…

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Filipino boxer Michael Dasmariñas (right) fights French opponent Karim Guerfi during the International Boxing Organization (IBO) Batamweight world title in Singapore on April 20, 2018. AFP PHOTO SINGAPORE: Rising Filipino sensation Michael Dasmariñas knocked out his French opponent Karim Guerfi just seconds into the fourth round on Friday night to…

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NEW YORK: Avicii, one of the world’s most successful DJs who helped usher in the global boom in electronic music but struggled to cope with the hard-partying lifestyle, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28. Two years after his unusually early retirement from touring, the Swedish DJ…

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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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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Trade tensions between the United States and China, which threaten to spill over into the global economy, are dominating a gathering of world finance officials even as the Group of 20 avoided the topic on Friday. Official after official has called for disputes to be resolved through dialogue…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Democratic Party filed a lawsuit Friday 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 alleges that Russia informed…

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