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FOR LANDING PLANES ON MISCHIEF REEF

MANILA is mulling diplomatic action against Beijing over the reported presence of two Chinese military planes on a disputed reef in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), a Palace official said on Thursday. Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. told reporters the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) was considering filing…

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FRANCISCO S. TATAD

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DID we just miss it or are we inching our way towards it? This is the question some people have been asking since April 14 when the United States, the United Kingdom and France launched 110 ballistic missiles against Syria without any mandate from the UN Security Council, purportedly in…

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Duterte leaves ‘endo’ promise up to Congress

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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…

Duterte leaves ‘endo’ promise up to Congress

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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…

Duterte leaves ‘endo’ promise up to Congress

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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…

 

THE PASSING OF THE ‘TORCH’

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Filipino lawyers petition for UN intervention in PH affairs

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It is both embarrassing and astonishing to see Filipino lawyers petitioning for United Nations intervention in our national affairs on account of President Rodrigo Duterte’s statements against Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno, which they deem as threats to lawyers and judges. Why, in a nation under the rule of law, would…

Valid vote threshold sought by Robredo erroneous – Marcos

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Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo invoking on Thursday the 25 percent threshold for valid votes is “erroneous,” according to the spokesman for former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Marcos is contesting results of the May 2016 elections for Vice President, which then-congresswoman Robredo won over the former senator by more than…

PSEi touches 7,500 but pares day’s losses

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The stock market spent most of Thursday in 7,500 territory, threatening to hit a one-year low, before last-minute buying allowed it to limit losses for the day. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi), which hit an intraday low of 7,537.43, managed regain some ground to close at 7,682.24, still…


James’ epic start helps Cavs even series with Pacers

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LOS ANGELES: LeBron James crystalized his reputation as one of the best playoff performers in NBA history on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) as the Cleveland Cavaliers rebounded from a game one rout with a 100-97 win over the Indiana Pacers. James scored 20 of his 46 points in the opening…

James’ epic start helps Cavs even series with Pacers

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LOS ANGELES: LeBron James crystalized his reputation as one of the best playoff performers in NBA history on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) as the Cleveland Cavaliers rebounded from a game one rout with a 100-97 win over the Indiana Pacers. James scored 20 of his 46 points in the opening…

Quezon town mayor slams vice mayor’s takeover

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LUCBAN, Quezon: Mayor Celso Olivier Dator is contesting the assumption of the town vice mayor as acting mayor, calling the takeover illegal pending his appeal before the Supreme Court over a suspension order issued by the Office of the Ombudsman. Dator’s statement came after Manuel Gotis, Department of Interior and…

Trump hopeful for Kim summit

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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…

Boardroom Watch

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CELEBRITY CHEF LIVES LIFE AND COOKING WITH PASSION
As I stood there in stunned disbelief, scenes from Shinjuku, Peru, Argentina and Saitama swirled through my head like the images in a revolving…

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Talk about hitting career walls, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa has rammed into them many times. How did he surmount them and achieve his dream to travel and become a sushi master? Read on. • Don’t look for the easy way, that’s the lazy way. • Don’t be afraid to make a…

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Amorita Resort Boracay’s out, so why not Bohol? And why not the boutique Amorita Resort along the southern edge of Panglao Island? Built with loving care by owners Nikki and Ria Cauton, Amorita marries world-class service with signature Filipino hospitality, offering guests an escape from the urban fray and a…

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Smdc Shell Residences Shell Residences, the 2.2-hectare resort residential complex developed by SMDC, located within the Mall of Asia Complex, provided the perfect view of the recent Philippine Pyromusical Competition at the Seaside Boulevard, SM Mall of Asia. With that front-row seat experience, the development treated homeowners and guests to…

Tradition meets modernity at the ‘Heart of Asia’

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CHIAYI, TAIWAN: The smell of delicious street food wafting through the rather chilly air; the sound of loud music booming through the speakers; and the wondrous sight of bright and colorful lanterns floating gracefully above a vast field. This was the sensory experience that delighted throngs of tourists who came…

Showbiz’ newest BFFs

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The moment Paolo Ballesteros and Solenn Heusaff started shooting for Regal Entertainment’s Mother’s Day presentation entitled, “2 Mommies,” they hit it off right away. They’ve become the best of friends in fact and never run out of things to talk about. There’s not a dull moment when these two are…

Volvo XC90 SUV paves way for arrival of hybrid Volvos

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Volvo’s best-selling SUV, the Volvo XC90, graced the halls of the annual Manila International Auto Show held on April 5 to 8 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. Representing the exhilarating range of the new generation Volvos, the Volvo XC90 confidently presents the face of the future with its…

Tradition meets modernity at the ‘Heart of Asia’

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CHIAYI, TAIWAN: The smell of delicious street food wafting through the rather chilly air; the sound of loud music booming through the speakers; and the wondrous sight of bright and colorful lanterns floating gracefully above a vast field. This was the sensory experience that delighted throngs of tourists who came…

Catriona Gray’s journey from the ‘World’ to the ‘Universe’

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Filipino-Australian Catriona Elisa Magnayon Gray has made history in Philippine beauty pageantry for being the first to win the local franchises of Miss World and Miss Universe. Born in Cairns on January 6, 1994 to Australian Ian Gray—whose origins are from Scotland—and Bicolana Normita Magnayon of Oas, Albay the two-time…

Tradition meets modernity at the ‘Heart of Asia’

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CHIAYI, TAIWAN: The smell of delicious street food wafting through the rather chilly air; the sound of loud music booming through the speakers; and the wondrous sight of bright and colorful lanterns floating gracefully above a vast field. This was the sensory experience that delighted throngs of tourists who came…

The Lookbook

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In a secluded place, away from the bustling area of Makati, Memo held their Spring/Summer 2018 Collection launch in the most intimate and coziest way at Panaderya Toyo, The Alley at Karrivin. Aesthetically pleasing wooden interiors, the aroma of freshly baked bread and the accommodating hosts welcomed all of the…

CROWNING GLORY:

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In 2016, in a quiet coliseum miles away from her phalanx of supporters, a 22-year-old Catriona Gray was asked the final question, “Which qualities do you think it will take to wear my crown?” It was textbook pageant question and the crowd of Philippine supporters held their breath all at…

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Clockwise from left: Stretch Concealer in Dark 30, Generation G Sheer Matte Lipstick in Leo and Jam, Cloud Paint in Haze, Perfecting Skin Tint in Dark, Cloud Paint in Dusk, Cloud Paint in Beam, Boy Brow in Brown/Brun Top, left to right: Cloud Paints Haze, Beam, and Dusk; Bottom L-R:…

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A pair of perfectly sculpted eyebrows has become a major beauty staple today. It has, in a way, become the defining factor of an overall look. Aside from functioning as a filter against dust, dirt and sweat that could enter the eyes, eyebrows are key features to make a face…