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Lifestyle checks up
for VP, PNP chief

Lifestyle check is again in vogue. Vice President Jejomar Binay on Monday said he and his family were open to a lifestyle check “anytime,” as he declared that his political foes had intensified their vilification campaign by rehashing graft and corruption cases against him that did not prosper.

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MARTIAL LAW ANNIVERSARY STORY

3 execs remember
martial law

Branded as communist subversives by the military during the dark days of martial law and thrown in jail for organizing and leading campaigns to topple the hated dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, these three executives have since moved on and now live by the tenets of capitalism frowned upon by the philosopher Karl Marx.

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The press, writer
in time of Marcos

Let me show you fear in a handful of dust—or rather of press releases. A PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) member took a handful of press releases to the newspaper offices. The press releases were about this conference we’re having today. But one look at the press releases and the editors froze. They had read the title of this conference.

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DPWH bid-riggers
put in freezer

An undisclosed number of Department of Public Works and Highways personnel have been placed under preventive suspension by the agency for allegedly colluding with some contractors in rigging DPWH biddings for millions of pesos worth of infrastructure projects.

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UP students: We
won’t apologize

So who manhandled who? The University of the Philippines student group accused of mobbing Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad after a forum on the Disbursement Acceleration Program last week said on Monday that it was their members who were pushed and shoved by the official’s “protectors.”

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I’m willing to be
shot by Duterte

Controversial Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte says he will shoot people who want to make him run for President in 2016. I’m willing to be shot by Duterte.

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Aegis apologizes
for anti-PH video

The mother company of Aegis Malaysia on Monday said it did not approve the controversial video that promoted Malaysia but criticized the Philippines as an investment destination.

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COMMENTARIES

  • Juan L. Mercado Other prisms

    A different prism on martial law came, over the weekend, from a Filipino who grew up in Argentina. To mark the 42nd anniversary of Marcos’ saving “democracy by bayonets,” Bino A. Realuyo wrote a …

  • Conrado de Quiros Elephant in the room

    The silver lining is that “Mario” wasn’t as bad as “Ondoy.” Unnerving as the sight of Metro Manila turned into “Waterworld” was—you could see that in stark relief in aerial photos—Ma …

  • John Nery Marcos was the worst (2): The SC

    After the Aug. 21, 1971 Plaza Miranda bombing, President Ferdinand Marcos suspended the writ of habeas corpus. Proclamation No. 889, which allowed the police to make arrests without warrants and to de …

  • Cielito F. Habito Outdated restrictions

    In 2000-2011, we attracted an average of $1.1 billion in net foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows per year, a pittance against Singapore’s $14.8 billion, Thailand’s $4.5 billion, Vietnam’s $3 …

  • Ramon Tulfo I’m willing to be shot by Duterte

    Let’s give Vice President Jojo Binay the benefit of the doubt: That the charges of corruption against him are “all lies”; that these would not stand up in court; that the accusations against him …

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Open call for proposals: 2015 exhibition venue grants

The Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Visual Arts and Museum Division is accepting proposals for the 2015 Venue Grant Program.

Mighty turns 69

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Rockwell Primaries pops up in SM Megamall

Rockwell Rockwell Primaries, Rockwell Land’s newest subsidiary, is here to help the modern Filipino family find their new home that provides

Team Unilever Food Solutions bags ‘Filipino Cuisine Challenge’

Team Unilever Food Solutions Team Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) emerged victorious in the PCC’s Filipino Cuisine Challenge as the top scorer to bring home

Rare double bass concert at the CCP

Jiovanni Tabada. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Cultural Center of the Philippines           The Netherlands-trained double bass player Jiovanni Tabada will be the featured artist of the third

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