MANILA, Philippines — Three drug suspects were among six persons gunned down in Luzon and Antique in the past two days. Sumugat was tagged as a supplier of illegal drugs in bars in San Jose, Sibalom and Hamtic towns, Senior Inspector Marc Dado of the provincial drug enforcement unit said. Sumugat is the fourth drug suspect killed in stings in Antique in the past several weeks. Drug surrenderee Amir Ampoah was shot by unidentified motorcycle-riding men in Barangay Magallang, Libon, Albay. Nobody was arrested when anti-drug agents raided five plantations in Sitio Bana, Barangay Tacadang, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Cordillera director Edgar Apalla said.
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It will also be a duel for pride, given the two teams’ series of fierce battles in the 90s. They clashed in a title playoff the last time in the 2013 Governors Cup, with Magnolia – then carrying the San Mig Coffee banner with Marqus Blakely as import – prevailing to touch off a string of four straight title runs. With San Miguel now chasing an all-Filipino four-peat and Magnolia out to end a four-year title drought, the two teams could well figure in a dogfight. This is payback time,” said Fajardo, recalling his first year in the pro league marked by their sorry downfall to San Mig Coffee in the Governors Cup quarterfinals. Arwind Santos, Marcio Lassiter, Chris Ross and Alex Cabagnot said they’re highly motivated to stretch their reign in the tourney.
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ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — Government troopers have launched pursuit operations for New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who snatched three villagers during an encounter in Misamis Occidental on Monday. Benjie Jimenez of the First Infantry Division quoted Aluran Mayor Junie Roa and barangay officials as saying that the rebels used their captives as human shields. As a military helicopter provided air support to ground troops, the rebels abandoned their captives in the jungle. More than 200 residents fled their homes to avoid being caught in the crossfire. The military has intensified its operations against communist rebels ahead of the 49th anniversary of the NPA on March 29.
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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has approved the joint venture between Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) and Shang Properties Inc. (SPI) for a real estate development in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig City. “There are enough existing competitive constraints on the parties after the transaction,” the PCC said. RLC is the real estate investment arm of JG Summit Holdings Inc. Meanwhile, SPI, a listed real estate property development company, is engaged in hotels, lease of commercial and office spaces, development and sale of luxury residential condominiums, and property management. RLC and SPI will each own 50 percent of the outstanding stock of the joint venture company.
But somebody once said that a sexy man is one who is confident about his body and mind. Considered as one of the sexiest men in showbiz, Jay-R said that a sexy man is a gentleman. Meanwhile, Jay-R gamely revealed some of his unforgettable moments in Sinong Guilty o Innocent. I’m not gonna say who but I’m guilty, hahaha.”Nakipag-date sa ex ng kaibigan. “Yes, I’m guilty.
MANILA, Philippines — San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria isn’t worried about getting the Beermen pumped up for the PBA Philippine Cup best-of-7 Finals against Magnolia starting at the Smart Araneta Coliseum tomorrow. Bacon is with the coaching staff of the Ateneo Blue Eaglets and also a San Miguel practice player. While Austria is focused on San Miguel defending the Philippine Cup crown, the team is also setting its sights on the Commissioner’s Cup which opens April 21. Import Troy Gillenwater, 29, arrived last Monday morning and reported for his first San Miguel practice the next day. Austria said if Gillenwater performs as advertised, San Miguel will stick with him.
Body Talk with UAAP swimming champ Alfonso BautistaA new breed of young, good-looking and accomplished athletes is gaining a lot of traction on social media these days. Apart from his keen interest in entrepreneurship and sports, the second year Marketing and Communication Arts major also confesses to wanting to pursue his showbiz dream someday. Not quite a stranger in front of the cameras, Fons recalls being part of a Milo commercial when he was a kid. Aside from the hefty talent fee, I really remember enjoying hamming it up in front of the cameras while doing my thing,” Fons gleefully recounted. With his inclusion in ALV Talent Circuit’s current roster, it’s only a matter of time before Fons finally sees the fruition of his showbiz dream.
Millie: Every year, French gastronomy is celebrated in a most unique way as about 2,000 chefs in five continents simultaneously serve French cuisine in an effort to promote French tourism and spread a taste of France to as many food enthusiasts as possible. In my lifetime, I am happy and proud to have met world-renowned French chefs, notably Paul Bocuse who popularized nouvelle cuisine and recently passed on at the age of 91. On a recent trip to Switzerland, my friends Susan and Franklin Bertschy drove Karla and myself to Vonnas, France and we had the great pleasure of meeting chef Georges Blanc. He developed a unique gourmet village where we dined in one of his restaurants and was served the delightful poulet de Bresse. We dined at his restaurant Daniel in New York on 65th street between Madison and Park Ave. and truly enjoyed the experience.
Punay’s partnership with psychic-sculptor Pempe Floriano made possible the creation of these 27 life-like statues: 22 in O.B. According to author Geoffrey Hodson, this angel, who reminds us to be perfect as the Heavenly Father is, had given this admonition: “Let this be the motto for you all, The Highest – and let all who join our ranks pledge themselves to the motto. 1995 – Angelique Victoria, the Angel of Sacrifice and HopeIn 1995, as the new eight-story facade of the O.B. The chalice is the highest divine symbol of mankind, evoking God the Son’s greatest SACRIFICE for man and the HOPE it brings. At first, the Holy Ones objected to my secret wish that the 13 figures be painted in time for Christmas.
On this trip, Leah traveled with her husband Ben Byruch and photographer Dylan Kushel. I thought that a trip to Cavite would be the best option to cover all of those things. A man who likes to say he has no occupation, just “profitable hobbies,” Ige is a proud son of Cavite who has guided me on a previous episode on Cavite food that I shot a couple of years ago. Taking the Cavitex to Cavite at this time in the morning was such a great idea. After taking more pictures of ingredients Leah was featuring in her book, we then made our way to one of my favorites in Cavite.
Alliance Global executive director and Megaworld SVP (plus Kendrick’s big brother) Kevin Tan, sons of Alliance Global CEO Dr. Andrew Tan, affirms: “Fundador Cafe gives you a full experience of the brand. Served hot is Fundador Cafe Latte, an ode to the carajillo, a traditional Spanish morning pick-me-up of coffee infused with the warmth of brandy, elevated by premium espresso, Fundador Solera and the richness of Fundador Gold Reserve. Modern cafe blended drinks also make an appearance in the Double Salted Caramel, a blended ice drink mixed with Fundador Double Light, and Fundador Frappe, an espresso ice swirl infused with Fundador Gold Reserve and Fundador Solera. Hot and heady: Ask for the Fundador Cafe Latte, Cafe Exclusivo, or the Salted Double Caramel(left). ***Fundador Cafe is in the Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill, Taguig.
MANILA, Philippines — KC Concepcion has added another title to her resumé: jewelry designer. “I’ve always grown up with women who love jewelry and it was just natural for me to come up with my own jewelry pieces. It’s very sensual, but every rose has its thorn.”When asked about the “thorny” challenges of producing the jewelry pieces, she admitted, “A lot!”“One (was) sourcing,” she began. She had it on her chair, on her furniture, on her jewelry.”The last ones KC created were the black roses. I wear a lot of jewelry I’ve designed but I never say it.”And it’s not only her love for jewelry that she can now share with others, but also lessons on making dreams happen.
In January 2017, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order formally ending the United States’ participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), casting doubts as to the future of this long crafted and relevant commercial agreement ever reached in the Asia Pacific region. This decision prompted the need for the 11 remaining members – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam – to discuss alternatives on how to further proceed with the TPP. Hence, Viña del Mar’s meeting was a clear signal that the TPP goals should move forward and also conveyed a sound reply to the winds of protectionism gliding over the international community. TPP countries had to be flexible with regards to several issues in order to balance and to preserve the essentials of the TPP. Finally on the 8th of March the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership was signed by the Trade Ministers of the 11 countries in Santiago.
Trump called on prosecutors to be harsher on drug dealers, but did not call for legislation to expand application of the death penalty for federal drug crimes. • Capital punishment is authorized in the US in some murder cases, while there is totally no death penalty in the Philippines. “In 1994 through the Federal Death Penalty Act, the availability of capital punishment was expanded to some 60 criminal offenses. “But the president could seek to enforce existing law and give life to the death penalty for drug traffickers. The president could, however, attempt to enforce the existing laws permitting capital punishment for trafficking in large amounts of drugs.
Abad, Singson face plunder over alleged GenSan road scam 203 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy Jeffrey DamicogThe National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) yesterday filed plunder and graft complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman against former Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson and former Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and 29 others for their alleged involvement in the Road Right of Way (RROW) scam in General Santos City. The case stemmed from the expose of state witness Roberto Catapang on the reported road right of way (RROW) scam in Regions 12 and 13. Catapang, who is now under the Justice department’s Witness Protection Program (WPP) is a former member of the syndicate involved in the scam. Catapang claimed the Paloso group is in charge in the fabrication of the fake documents.
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