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China stays mum on its defense budget

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BEIJING — China in recent years has responded to calls for greater military transparency by releasing its defense budget. Not this year, it seems. The defense and finance ministries did not immediately respond to questions about why the government failed to provide a figure for its annual military spending at the opening of its rubber-stamp […]

Posted: March 5th, 2017 in World | Read More »

The nation’s dilemma

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The arrest of Senator Leila de Lima timed exactly during the rather lukewarm commemoration of the 1986 Edsa Revolution last February 24 made some us wonder whether we are just about to repeat that moment of history, when the nation had to fight a dictatorship. Imprisoning De Lima, one of President Rodrigo Duterte’s staunchest critics, […]

Posted: February 25th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Davide urges LGUs to improve services following Metro Cebu’s recognition

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CEBU Governor Hilario Davide III was hoping that Metro Cebu’s recognition as one of the models for metropolitan governance would encourage other local government units (LGUs) to improve their services. Early this week, Metro Cebu, along with New York City in the United States, Tokyo in Japan and Seoul in South Korea, were recognized by […]

Posted: February 17th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Trump dumps heritage and the arts

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The times are a-changing for the US. And, boy, will these changes cause ripples all over the world. As expected the era of an ultra-conservative president leading the world’s most powerful nation, the United States, would start on a feisty note. Never mind those millions who marched the streets of every major city in the […]

Posted: January 25th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Bea Alonzo has found a love that lasts

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BALANCING love and career is a bit tricky, but it seems Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson are on the right track. The two Kapamilya stars have been reported dating again, after their love team debut on the big screen for the Star Cinema movie, “How To Be Yours” last year. And Bea, during the blog […]

Posted: January 6th, 2017 in Life,Showbitz | Read More »

Israel Cabinet minister calls Kerry speech ‘pathetic’

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Jerusalem — A senior member of Israel’s nationalist government on Wednesday called US Secretary of State John Kerry’s planned Mideast policy speech a “pathetic move,” further heightening tensions between the two close allies as the Obama administration prepares to leave office. The comments by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan were the latest salvo in a […]

Posted: December 29th, 2016 in World | Read More »

Kirby Asunto’s Exist wins big in international tilt

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AT A TENDER age of two, Kirby Asunto already had an inkling of what she loves to do. While children her age were playing kids’ stuff around the neighborhood, the girl who traces her roots to Inopacan town in Leyte and Davao, was inclined toward mimicking songs being played through a compact disc player at […]

Posted: December 21st, 2016 in Life,Special Feature | Read More »

Trump savaged on net for ‘unpresidented’ tweet on China

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WASHINGTON — US President-elect Donald Trump got plenty of attention — but not the kind he was looking for — after a tweet Saturday calling out China for its seizure of an unmanned US naval probe. “China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters — rips it out of water and takes it […]

Posted: December 19th, 2016 in World | Read More »

Anne Curtis engaged to Erwan Heusaff

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WHAT started as a regular video blog of Erwan Heusaff, chronicling his adventures with his long-time girlfriend Anne Curtis in New York and Connecticut, has unexpectedly swept everyone off their feet when he finally popped the question to the actress-TV host. “I’ve never been more sure of anything in my life,” Erwan said before he […]

Posted: December 18th, 2016 in Life,Showbitz | Read More »

BPO sector gets boost

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Despite Trump threat, US firm expands recruitment hub in Cebu An American business process outsourcing (BPO) company is showing its confidence in the continued growth of the industry in the country by expanding its recruitment hub at the Cebu IT Park. This developed despite the resurfaced threats of US President-elect Donald Trump to take back […]

Posted: December 4th, 2016 in Enterprise | Read More »