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Duterte wants to talk with Reds anew
MANILA, Philippines — After several hitches in the peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), President Duterte bared last night that he is ready to talk with the insurgents again. But the Chief Executive did not discuss the new terms that might prompt the resumption of the peace negotiations months after he ended the talks due to the continuing attacks of the CPP’s armed wing, New People’s Army, on members of the police and military in the countryside   Read More ...
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Robredo calls for unity in Marawi rehab
BACOLOD CITY , Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo has called for unity in the rehabilitation of Marawi City following its liberation from the Maute group linked to the terrorist organization Islamic State. Robredo said she is relieved that the crisis in Marawi has ended after more than four months of fighting between government troops and the Maute group. “We salute our soldiers who sacrificed their lives to bring back our freedom and rights,” Robredo said at the launching of her project Istorya ng Pag-asa at University of St   Read More ...
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PH equities down on continued profit-taking
The local stock barometer faltered on Friday as investors reassessed gains from the recent run-up to all-time highs. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) shed 66.42 points or 0.78 percent to close at 8,420.95, weighed down by heavy foreign selling. For the week, the index shed 26.99 points or 0.32 percent. In recent days, the PSEi had hit record highs, testing 8,500 in intraday trade   Read More ...
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Trade deficit down to $17.05B at end-Aug
The Philippines’ trade deficit narrowed as of the end of August, raising the country’s opportunity to sustain investment-led economic growth, according to a Finance official. The Department of Finance (DOF) said in an economic bulletin the shortfall of exports against imports continued to shrink during the eight months of 2017, settling at 9.2 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) or $17   Read More ...
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Amer thanks coaches’ trust in bounce back game
Baser Amer walked into Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday carrying a proverbial blank sheet. His 0-of-6 shooting night in Game 3 was a thorn in his side and he knew he had to start making his attempts if he hoped to help Meralco tie the series at 2-2. He ended up contributing 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting to help the Bolts take an 85-83 win against Ginebra in Game 4 of the PBA Governors’ Cup finals   Read More ...
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New dev’t plan to boost PH exports up to $131B
Philippine exports of goods and services could reach up to $131 billion by the end of the Duterte administration, a top official of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said. Senen M. Perlada, director of the DTI Export Marketing Bureau, told reporters on the sidelines of a briefing that the right market conditions would enable the country to touch an export range of $122 billion to $131 billion in 2022   Read More ...
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Senate urged to reopen probe of P10-B pork barrel scam
An anticorruption watchdog is calling on the Senate to act favorably on a resolution filed by Sen. Francis Escudero seeking to reopen the investigation into the P10-billion pork barrel scam, the biggest corruption scandal in post-martial law history. Bobby Brillante, convenor of the group Campaign for Public Accountability, said the Senate should order suspected pork barrel scam brains Janet Lim Napoles to testify again after she previously claimed that she gave a full list of lawmakers who benefited from the scam to former President Benigno Aquino III   Read More ...
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How Shamaine and Nonie cope with daughter’s death
Since the aunt of Nadine Lustre, Nona Clemente, is my close friend, I wanted to interview her so she could shed light on the alleged suicide of her nephew, Isaiah (brother of Nadine). But, Nona politely declined because their family would rather not comment about it. So, in light of Isaiah’s alleged suicide, I thought of interviewing my UP comrade, Shamaine Buencamino, whose daughter Julia took her own life two years ago   Read More ...
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Audie Gemora sets the enlightened pace and scope at The Theatre at Solaire
One of the disheartening problems on the local live performance scene is the lack of well-equipped musical-theater shows and pop or rock music concerts. Helping to compensate and make up for the stultifying situation is The Theatre at Solaire Hotel and Resort—which, in an impressively brief period, has been recognized by both local and visiting producers as one of the best conceptualized and equipped performing venues in the country   Read More ...
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Barbie not yet ready to lock lips with screen partner
“This Time I’ll Be Sweeter,” the coming debut film of Barbie Forteza and Ken Chan’s “KenBie” love team, is touted as a “more mature” offering than their work in GMA 7’s rom-com series, “Meant to Be.” But, that doesn’t necessarily mean their fans can expect to see kissing scenes. “At least not on the lips!” quipped the 20-year-old actress, who confessed that she still isn’t ready to lock lips in front of the cameras   Read More ...
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DOTr sends notice of termination to MRT-3 maintenance provider
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has served a notice of termination to the maintenance provider of the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) for its “poor performance” in ensuring the reliability of the country’s busiest train system. The DOTr gave Busan Universal Rail Inc. (Buri) seven days from receipt of the notice to explain why its contract should not be terminated. The notice was issued on Tuesday, but was released to the media only on Friday   Read More ...
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Mercado suffers high-grade ankle sprain after chasedown block
Ginebra is keeping its fingers crossed that Sol Mercado’s injury isn’t serious. The 33-year-old playmaker suffered a high grade left ankle sprain after a bad landing following his chasedown block on Jared Dillinger in the last 15 seconds of Game 4. Mercado writhed in pain at the baseline as the Gin Kings tried to force overtime, but Brownlee’s one-hander went short and the Bolts escaped with the 85-83 victory to level the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals to two games apiece   Read More ...
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Meddling foreign legislators demand Leila’s release
By Joyce Ann Rocamora. There the foreign critics of Persident Rody Duterte went again, interfering in the internal affairs of government, especially in the Philippine executive department and the justice system, showing complete disregard and disrespect for the country’s laws.A group of parliamen-tarians belonging to an international organization of lawmakers have demanded that Philippine authorities set free their main source of disinformation and misinformation, detained Sen   Read More ...
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What Does It Take to Be an It Girl?
The definition of an It girl changes with every generation. That’s why it’s hard to just pin down what makes an It girl. Once you get the title though, you’re always one even if your fan base isn’t what drives the mainstream. But they also are found in a huge range of preferences. Just think Alexa Chung is an It girl but so is Winona Ryder   Read More ...
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Here’s How Claudia Barretto Used Trophy Wife
As the holiday season rolls in, expect beauty trends to quickly shift from vampy to shimmery. One example is how Rihanna went all-out with her glittery Galaxy Collection. Meanwhile, Claudia Barretto is also ahead of the pack as she sported a gold eyeshadow look during one of her mall shows. Claudia’s eyeshadow look has a sunset feel to it with gold on the lid and inner corner   Read More ...
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Ruby Rodriguez and husband celebrate 20th anniversary
Comedian and TV host Ruby Rodriguez and her husband, Mark Aquino, prove the longevity of their marriage as they celebrate 20 years of togetherness as a married couple. In a recent Instagram post, Rodriguez uploaded a photo of their wedding and relayed a lengthy heart-melting message to her husband. Rodriguez said, “20 years ago and 200 lbs late I said I do to this man   Read More ...
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Duterte says ‘Yellows,’ not him, are power hungry
President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said it’s his political opponents and not him who have political ambitions and who were power hungry. Duterte made the remarks as he blasted the “Yellows,” the political color of the former ruling Liberal Party (LP), saying they continue to criticize him because they could not accept defeat. “These are just people who cannot accept defeat   Read More ...
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Philippines declares war on excessive sitting
Office workers in the Philippines, you may now stand up. In fact, you have to stand up. Regularly. The country's Department of Labor and Employment has introduced new rules that require companies to give their employees time for "standing and walking" at regular intervals. The policy mandates that office workers be given a five-minute break "from sitting time" every two hours   Read More ...
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Pulse Asia: Inflation remains top concern of Filipinos
MANILA, Philippines — Controlling the spiraling cost of goods remains the leading national concern among Filipinos, the latest Pulse Asia survey suggests. According to its latest Ulat ng Bayan, one out of every two Filipinos (50 percent) considers the need to control the rise in prices of goods as the national concern that the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte should address immediately   Read More ...
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Despite decrease, majority still believe gov't applying law equally
MANILA, Philippines — Despite a significant decrease, a majority of Filipinos still believe that the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is enforcing the law equally, the latest survey by polling agency Pulse Asia shows. According to the agency's September 2017 Nationwide Survey on the Performance Ratings of the Duterte Administration on Selected Issues, 67 percent approve of the government's efforts to apply the law equally, lower by seven points than in June   Read More ...
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No more new EU grants? Palace says it depends
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Friday clarified that the Philippines’ acceptance of foreign assistance “depends” on the conditions attached to the aid despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s verbal rejection of new grants from the European Union. “It all depends on the conditionalities that are being given, but one thing we are sure we are open to, of course, is trade,” presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a press conference   Read More ...
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Int'l lawmakers group calls for De Lima's release
MANILA, Philippines An international lawmakers groups has called for the immediate release of detained Sen. Leila De Lima, stressing that her criminal case is a "response" to her "vocal opposition" to President Rodrigo Duterte. Members of the Geneva-based Inter-Parliamentary Union personally trooped to the Philippines May this year to conduct a fact-finding mission on De Lima's drug cases and detention. In its report published on October 18, the IPU called on "relevant authorities to release [De Lima] immediately and to seriously consider abandoning the legal proceedings should serious evidence not rapidly be forthcoming   Read More ...
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Liza Diño calls out to bloggers who spread ‘fake news’
Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Chair Liza Diño aired her sentiments over the increasingly heated debate on the issue of fake news. In a recent Facebook post, she shouted out to bloggers telling them that personal agendas cannot give birth to fair and balanced news. (As long as you have personal agendas, you can never deliver fair and impartial truth   Read More ...
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Poe tells DOTr to seek alternative service provider for MRT
With the looming termination of the Busan Universal Rail Inc. (BURI) as the maintenance service provider of MRT-3, Senator Grace Poe said the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has to make sure that the riding public will not suffer from unsafe transportation while the fate of BURI hangs in the balance. “The DOTr should ensure that the people do not suffer from unreliable and unsafe public transportation during the course of litigation,” Poe said in a statement on Friday   Read More ...
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Glaiza De Castro wows fans with edgy pink hair
Actress-singer Glaiza De Castro shocked fans when she dyed her hair bold pink. In a recent Instagram post, the actress looked edgy with her new locks. She said she was “trying to capture what’s in my head and this is how it turned out. Something interesting is happening on October 26, so save the date.” Trying to capture what's in my head and this is how it turned out   Read More ...
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Palace unfazed by another dip in admin’s approval rating
Malacañang on Friday assured the public that it is addressing criminality and corruption in government after these two issues were among the urgent concerns of Filipinos. “The Duterte administration is in the right direction when it made fighting criminality and fighting corruption as its centerpiece program,” presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a statement. In the Pulse Asia’s September 2017 Ulat ng Bayan survey released on Friday, controlling prices of commodities, increasing workers’ wages, fighting criminality, creating more jobs and fighting graft and corruption were the top urgent concerns of Filipinos   Read More ...
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PSEi slips on heavy foreign selling
The local stock barometer faltered on Friday as investors reassessed their portfolio after the recent market run-up to all-time highs. The Philippine Stock Exchange index shed 66.42 points or 0.78 percent to close at 8,420.95, weighed down by heavy foreign selling. For the week, the index shed 26.99 points or 0.32 percent. In recent days, the PSEi had hit record highs, testing 8,500 in intra-day trade   Read More ...
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DOJ starts preliminary probe into P6.4-B drug smuggling case
The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday began its preliminary investigation into the P6.4-billion drug smuggling scandal. Three of the nine respondents, including detained businessman Dong Yi Shen alias Kenneth Dong, Li Guang Feng alias Manny Li, and EMT Trading owner Eirene Mae Tatad appeared before the DOJ to receive copies of the complaint filed by the Customs Action Team Against Smugglers Group on September 15   Read More ...
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Russian ships visit, deliver military arms in Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Three Russian navy ships arrived in the Philippines on Friday and two others are coming to deliver donated military equipment in the country's third naval visit under President Rodrigo Duterte, who has vowed to diversify the country's ties away from the United States and toward China and Russia. Three Russian anti-submarine ships docked in Manila in time for Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's coming visit to the country, said Rear Admiral E   Read More ...
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Russian warships dock in Philippines as Manila cultivates new ties
MANILA: Three Russian warships, including two anti-submarine vessels, docked in Manila on Friday to unload what navy officials said was weaponry and military vehicles donated to the Philippines as part of a new defence relationship. It was the third port visit this year by Russian warships as part of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's moves to engage closely with Moscow, an arch-rival of Manila's former colonial master and closest defence ally, the United States   Read More ...
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Russian warships dock in Philippines as Manila cultivates new ties
Three Russian warships, including two anti-submarine vessels, docked in Manila on Friday to unload what navy officials said was weaponry and military vehicles donated to the Philippines as part of a new defence relationship. It was the third port visit this year by Russian warships as part of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's moves to engage closely with Moscow, an arch-rival of Manila's former colonial master and closest defence ally, the United States   Read More ...
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Pulse Asia: More Filipinos concerned about commodity prices, workers’ wages
Controlling prices of commodities, increasing workers’ wages, and fighting criminality are the top three urgent concerns of Filipinos, according to the latest result of Pulse Asia’s September 2017 Ulat ng Bayan survey released on Friday. One out of every two Filipinos believes that among their national concerns, the need to control the rise in the prices of commodities should be on the top priorities of the Duterte administration   Read More ...
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DBM bids for 100% increase in military, police pay
Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno announced on Friday that the proposal to increase the salaries of the military and the uniformed personnel (MUP) is now in the hands of Congress. In a statement, Diokno said the draft resolution containing the modified base pay schedule of MUP has already been endorsed to Congress after it was approved by the Office of the President last September 20   Read More ...
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Loss to Pirates only motivates Red Lions
Javee Mocon is sticking to the positives in the aftermath of San Beda’s 107-105 double overtime defeat to Lyceum on Thursday. “We’ve proven that we could win against them. We had so many chances but we also had so many turnovers and we just couldn’t grab the opportunity,” he said. Mocon fired 14 points, 14 rebounds, and seven assists to help the Red Lions’ cause, but he’s especially glad with how his other teammates stepped up despite the loss   Read More ...
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Marjorie Barretto posts throwback photo for daughter Dani’s birthday
Actress Marjorie Barretto is like any other mother who cannot help but reminisce the good old days when her children used to be young. In her recent Instagram post, she posted a throwback photo of herself and daughter Dani, who celebrates her 24th birthday today. She said that despite having her at such a young age and having more children over the years, she said she had no regrets   Read More ...
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Russian warships dock in Philippines as Manila cultivates new ties
MANILA (Reuters) - Three Russian warships, including two anti-submarine vessels, docked in Manila on Friday to unload what navy officials said was weaponry and military vehicles donated to the Philippines as part of a new defense relationship. It was the third port visit this year by Russian warships as part of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s moves to engage closely with Moscow, an arch-rival of Manila’s former colonial master and closest defense ally, the United States   Read More ...
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Russian warships dock in Philippines as Manila cultivates new ties
MANILA (Reuters) - Three Russian warships, including two anti-submarine vessels, docked in Manila on Friday to unload what navy officials said was weaponry and military vehicles donated to the Philippines as part of a new defence relationship. It was the third port visit this year by Russian warships as part of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's moves to engage closely with Moscow, an arch-rival of Manila's former colonial master and closest defence ally, the United States   Read More ...
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Russian ships visit, deliver military arms in Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Three Russian navy ships arrived in the Philippines on Friday and two others are coming to deliver donated military equipment in the country's third naval visit under President Rodrigo Duterte, who has vowed to diversify the country's ties away from the United States and toward China and Russia. Three Russian anti-submarine ships docked in Manila in time for Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's coming visit to the country, said Rear Admiral E   Read More ...
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Russian ships visit, deliver military arms in Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Three Russian navy ships arrived in the Philippines on Friday and two others are coming to deliver donated military equipment in the country's third naval visit under President Rodrigo Duterte, who has vowed to diversify the country's ties away from the United States and toward China and Russia. Three Russian anti-submarine ships docked in Manila in time for Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's coming visit to the country, said Rear Admiral E   Read More ...
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5 Russian ships in Philippines to deliver military equipment
MANILA, Philippines – Five Russian navy ships have arrived in the Philippines to deliver donated military equipment on the country's third naval visit under President Rodrigo Duterte. Rear Admiral E. Mikhailov, the task force commander, said the three anti-submarine ships, one landing ship and a rescue tug docked in Manila on Friday in time for the upcoming visit of Russia's top defense official   Read More ...
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