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THE repair of the crumbling runway on Pag-asa (Thitu) Island has finally begun more than a year after it was announced. In a double-feature study released on Saturday, the Washington-based Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) of the Center for Strategic and International Studies said the Philippines had commenced the repair…

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During the 2016 presidential campaign, one of the statements of candidate Rodrigo Duterte that really struck a chord was this: obedience to the law is optional. The aggrieved, who felt that the powerful just flouted the law, internalized the power of the words and the commitment of candidate DU30 to change…

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“Has any people ever heard the voice of a god speaking out of a fire, as you have heard, and lived? Or has any god ever attempted to go and take a nation for himself from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs and wonders, by war, by a…

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President visits SKorea in June

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Amid renewed tensions in the Korean Peninsula, President Rodrigo Duterte will make his first visit to South Korea next month, Malacañang confirmed on Saturday. In a radio interview, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said trade relations between the Philippines and South Korea would be high on the agenda of Duterte’s…

President visits SKorea in June

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Amid renewed tensions in the Korean Peninsula, President Rodrigo Duterte will make his first visit to South Korea next month, Malacañang confirmed on Saturday. In a radio interview, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said trade relations between the Philippines and South Korea would be high on the agenda of Duterte’s…

President visits SKorea in June

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Amid renewed tensions in the Korean Peninsula, President Rodrigo Duterte will make his first visit to South Korea next month, Malacañang confirmed on Saturday. In a radio interview, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said trade relations between the Philippines and South Korea would be high on the agenda of Duterte’s…





 

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Finally, museum Sundays in Manila

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THE National Museum of Natural History finally opened to an eager public on Friday, May 18, a fitting commemoration of International Museum Day, the global event that seeks to raise awareness of museums as repositories of heritage, history and humanity. The natural history museum completes the triumvirate of Manila’s very…

‘Great countries need strong institutions’

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Not strongmen, says Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales OUTGOING Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales urged Filipinos on Friday to “remain steadfast and vigilant in asserting full adherence to the rule of law,” as she warned against creeping authoritarianism in the country under the Duterte government. Speaking before the Makati City chapter of the…

Adapting to the changing times

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Under Ryan Charland’s watch, Manulife Phils has grown steadily over the past four years For Ryan Charland, age has little to do with success and leadership. Only 38, the president and chief executive officer of Manulife Philippines is already leading the century-old company to new heights. Charland joined Manulife Philippines…



James runs riot as Cavs force Game 7 against Celtics

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LOS ANGELES: Cleveland superstar LeBron James drained his second three-pointer in less than a minute and thumped his chest as Cavaliers fans roared. The back-to-back bombs pushed Cleveland’s lead over the Boston Celtics to 11 points with 1:40 left to play in their must-win game six of the NBA Eastern…

James runs riot as Cavs force Game 7 against Celtics

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LOS ANGELES: Cleveland superstar LeBron James drained his second three-pointer in less than a minute and thumped his chest as Cavaliers fans roared. The back-to-back bombs pushed Cleveland’s lead over the Boston Celtics to 11 points with 1:40 left to play in their must-win game six of the NBA Eastern…

Police validating identities of Parojinog’s protectors

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Authorities are validating the identities of the alleged protectors of fugitive former Ozamiz City councilor Ricardo “Ardot” Parojinog who was arrested in Taiwan, a police official said. Police Chief Insp. Jovie Espenido, Ozamiz City chief of police,  in a telephone interview with The Manila Times revealed the…

‘NKorea summit could still happen’ –

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: One day after abruptly pulling the plug on a high-stakes summit with North Korea, US President Donald Trump said on Friday the meeting with Kim Jong Un could go ahead after all—and would “likely” happen on the originally scheduled date of June 12. The summit would be an…

Boardroom Watch

HE REACHED THE STARS BY HUMILITY, HARD WORK AND HOPE

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BoardRoom Watch picks up from last week’s feature on the Emperor of Enterprise, Henry Sy, Sr. to showcase highly personal vignettes on an eventful and extraordinary life. The Sy children – Teresita (Tessie), Elizabeth, Henry, Jr. (Big Boy), Hans, Herbert and Harley – learned early in life to share their…

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The “M” in SM You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that that second initial in the “SM” brand stood for “Mart” since Henry Sy’s dream was to shod the foot of every Filipino/Filipina, and he needed to create a store for people from all walks of life to purchase their…

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Pottery Barn Can’t move to the beach? Bring the energizing hues of the sun, sand and sea into your home with Pottery Barn’s newest season’s collection. Easily infuse a bright, summery vibe by incorporating tropical prints and natural materials such as rattan, wicker and bamboo. A pop of green does…

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Ipanema Ipanema teamed up once again with renowned designer, Philippe Starck, for another stylish installment in their ongoing collaboration. Known for his striking simplicity and modern elegance, Stark takes a fresh approach on past models and introduces new ergonomics to reconcile optimized comfort and high elegance through four chic designs.…

Championing Maria Clara beyond the Walls of Intramuros

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Filipino women in the pre- and post-Spanish periods wore the traditional baro’t saya—the kimona, a diaphanous blouse made from pineapple fiber, paired with a long loose skirt that reaches the top of the toes. Accentuated by the panuelo, the dress evolved into a more formal version in the Maria Clara,…

‘Rak of Aegis’ keeps the audience coming

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To say that “Rak of Aegis”—the musical about a young woman who, together with her humble neighborhood, wants to rise past her barangay’s perpetual water floods—has taken Manila by storm is a modest statement. For the past five seasons, Rak, as it is fondly called, has attracted thousands of audiences…

Porsche kicks off 70th anniversary celebration with new Macan Sport

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In anticipation for its 70-year anniversary celebration, Porsche Philippines is taking everyone for a sporty driving experience at the Porsche Center Philippines showroom. Clients and guests are given the opportunity to have a closer look at Porsche’s current model line-up and take them for a test drive. Highlighted in the…

A grand debut celebration

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Karrel May Tobiano Sinfuego—the youngest daughter of hardworking and enterprising businesswoman Pinky Tobiano—celebrated her 18th birthday with a constellation-themed party on May 19 at the EDSA Shangri-la Hotel. Guests who flew in from abroad and various provinces graced the stellar celebration including her family and friends, former Ilocos Sur Gov.…

Championing Maria Clara beyond the Walls of Intramuros

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Filipino women in the pre- and post-Spanish periods wore the traditional baro’t saya—the kimona, a diaphanous blouse made from pineapple fiber, paired with a long loose skirt that reaches the top of the toes. Accentuated by the panuelo, the dress evolved into a more formal version in the Maria Clara,…

Championing Maria Clara beyond the Walls of Intramuros

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Filipino women in the pre- and post-Spanish periods wore the traditional baro’t saya—the kimona, a diaphanous blouse made from pineapple fiber, paired with a long loose skirt that reaches the top of the toes. Accentuated by the panuelo, the dress evolved into a more formal version in the Maria Clara,…

The Lookbook

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The year is 1923. A man named Charles “Chuck” Taylor, laced up the Converse All-Stars for the first time and played on the hardwood floor. This was the first time we saw the All-Star, who had its centennial birthday last year, be produced as a sports shoe aimed for the…

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Have you ever had one of those days wherein your kit turns out to be missing several items that you need in order to pull off a fully made-up face? This usually happens while you are on a trip and you end up forgetting to pack some things, or when…

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Temperatures are still high and the occasion calls for brighter and more tropical apparel. When high-end department store Debenhams presented the new collections from its house brands, it was evident that the retailer had the same thing in mind. From basic essentials to cool funky prints, you’ll surely discover something…

LOOK OF THE WEEK

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Recently, we’ve reached heat indices that go beyond 30 degrees Celsius. As a result, we’ve been severely irritated by heat, sweat and dry skin. The summer heat can do a lot of damage to the skin and we feel that down to the core. Fortunately, Lush Cosmetics has just the…