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Bianca Pagdanganan, Lois Kaye Go and Abby Arevalo rejoice after sweeping the women’s golf competitions. Lois Kaye Go hacked… Keep Reading

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As 30th SEA Games nears, let us put aside politics and ‘We Win As One’
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As 30th SEA Games nears, let us put aside politics and ‘We Win As One’

The Philippines, it seems, has already lost in the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) even before Filipino athletes could compete. With politics again rearing its ugly head just days before the opening ceremonies on November 30, the Philippines already earned a “zero” scorecard as far as the 2019 SEAG theme is concerned—We Win As One! Clearly,…
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Just as local hog raisers weep, importers slip into our homes ASF-positive pork products
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Just as local hog raisers weep, importers slip into our homes ASF-positive pork products

With the confirmation that a meat processor has shipped pork products contaminated with the African Swine Fever (ASF), we can now understand why local government units (LGUs) in the Visayas and Mindanao have banned pork coming from Luzon. But what has become more glaring after this development is the need not just to thoroughly check…
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Socioeconomic cost more compelling reason to raise liquor taxes than revenue generation
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EDITORIAL: Socioeconomic cost more compelling reason to raise liquor taxes than revenue generation

When you buy beer, gin, whiskey or wine in the coming months and find them more expensive, it’s because you’re probably a wife-beater when you are drunk, you drink and drive, you turn violent after a drinking bout, or you have diseases caused by alcoholic drinks like liver cirrhosis that burden public health care. These…
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Garage as a prerequisite to car ownership: Individual rights vs public order
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EDITORIAL: Garage as a prerequisite to car ownership: Individual rights vs public order

Two bills seeking to regulate the sale of motor vehicles—by requiring buyers to show unassailable proofs of ready garage or parking space—are now undergoing committee deliberations at the Senate. Senate Bill (SB) 368 authored by Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian and SB 679 authored by Sen. Bong Revilla are timely, with the road-clearing operations of the local government…
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Tagle named Prefect of Congregaton for Evangelization of Peoples

Published December 8, 2019, 9:06 PM By Leslie Ann Aquino Pope Francis has appointed Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle as Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle (ALVIN KASIBAN / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) His appointment was announced in Rome, Sunday. According to a CBCP News…
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Watchdog expected to find Russia probe valid, despite flaws

Published December 8, 2019, 8:50 PM By the Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog will release a highly anticipated report Monday that is expected to reject President Donald Trump’s claims that the Russia investigation was illegitimate and tainted by political bias from FBI leaders. In this June 19, 2018, file photo, Department…
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Climate scientists try to cut their own carbon footprints

Published December 8, 2019, 8:42 PM By the Associated Press For years, Kim Cobb was the Indiana Jones of climate science. The Georgia Tech professor flew to the caves of Borneo to study ancient and current climate conditions. She jetted to a remote South Pacific island to see the effects of warming on coral. In…
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French strikes going strong on Day 4; government huddles

Published December 8, 2019, 8:38 PM By the Associated Press PARIS — France’s prime minister is holding special meetings Sunday about the government’s divisive redesign of the national retirement system, amid warnings that strike-related transport troubles will get even worse in the coming days. A sign reading “Strikes Blockades”, flags with flares are displayed during…
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Kenya: 2 survivors found 2 days after building collapse

Published December 8, 2019, 8:36 PM By the Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan rescuers digging through the rubble of a six-story building found two survivors alive Sunday, two days after it collapsed in Nairobi and killed at least five people. People and rescue workers attend the scene of a building that collapsed in Tasia…
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Cavite-Manila ferry service launched, free for first month

FREE FERRY RIDES. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade (2nd from left) and other officials cut the ceremonial ribbon during the launch of the Cavite – Manila Ferry Service at the Cavite City Port Ferry Terminal (CCPT) on Sunday (Dec. 8). During the launch, both operators of the ferry service agreed to a one-month long…
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Britain’s PM Johnson says election race not over yet

Published December 8, 2019, 8:31 PM By Reuters LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his supporters not to be complacent before a Dec. 12 general election that he is forecast to win, saying the race was not over yet. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to a caller at the Conservative Campaign Headquarters…
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ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Dec. 8, 2019)

Published December 8, 2019, 8:22 PM 3 suspects yield P180,000-worth marijuana in Valenzuela City buy-bust About P180,000 worth of suspected marijuana were seized from three suspects in a buy-bust operation at Barangay Dalandanan in Valenzuela City Saturday night. Police identified the suspects as Jonard Abogador, Joshua Fernandez, and Rowland Dante Manila. Elements of the Northern…
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UK security minister says no Russian money behind Conservative election bid

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has not funded its election campaign with Russian money, security minister Brandon Lewis told the BBC on Sunday. Britain’s Minister of State for Security and Deputy for EU Exit and No Deal Preparation Brandon Lewis is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain October 24, 2019.…
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Filipino hero surfer scoops gold; to be feted at Palace

1-2 FINISH IN SURFING.  Filipino Roger Casugay (right) and Rogelio Esquievel Jr. get victory ride from teammates after completing a 1-2 finish in the men’s longboard event of the surfing competitions of the 30th Southeast Asian Games in San Juan, La Union.  Indonesian Arip Nurhidayat, who was rescued by Cagusay during the preliminaries, took the…
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There's more than winning the overall title: PSC chief

Philippine Sports Commission Chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez (file photo) MANILA — The miracle of 2005 is within grasp but there’s more than scooping the golds for the Philippines in the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian Games. While action continues in various fronts, Philippine Sports Commission chair and chef de mission William ‘’Butch’’ Ramirez said the biennial…
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Ukraine faces new challenges in peace talks with Russia

Published December 8, 2019, 7:59 PM By the Associated Press WARSAW, Poland — When new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy sits down Monday for peace talks in Paris with Russian President Vladimir Putin in their first face-to-face meeting, the stakes couldn’t be higher. In this file photo taken on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, German Chancellor Angela…
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Arkansas officer fatally shot outside station; suspect dead

Published December 8, 2019, 7:54 PM By the Associated Press FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — An Arkansas police officer was killed Saturday night outside a police department and the suspected shooter is dead, officials said. The suspect was shot and killed by responding officers, the Fayetteville Police Department said in a release. Officers inside the station heard…
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French activists use Macron portraits to urge climate action

Published December 8, 2019, 7:52 PM By the Associated Press PARIS — French environmental activists brandished stolen portraits of President Emmanuel Macron at a protest Sunday near the Eiffel Tower to try to push the government to do more to fight climate change. A hundred activists hold portraits of President Emmanuel Macron to urge France…
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