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Customs destroys millions of pesos worth of smuggled goods

By The Manila Times July 23, 2019 Customs personnel destroys a Ferrari and smuggled cigarettes on Tuesday. PHOTO BY DJ DIOSINA THE Bureau of Customs (BoC) has destroyed millions of pesos worth of smuggled goods that included a luxury car, counterfeit cigarettes and cigarette-making machines. Undersecretary Jesus Melchor Quitain, officer-in-charge, …

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‘I will end my term fighting’

By The Manila Times July 23, 2019 Buoyed by the victory of his allies in the recent elections and his high approval rating, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday vowed to continue the reforms that his administration started and boldly push for the revival of the death penalty to curb illegal …

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Sotto, Cayetano take helm of 18th Congress

By JAVIER J. ISMAEL July 23, 2019 SENATORS on Monday reelected Sen. Vicente Sotto 3rd as Senate president, while at the House of Representatives, Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano was installed as speaker. Sen. Ralph Recto was reelected as president pro tempore and Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri was voted majority …

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Pacquiao beats Thurman

By JOSEF T. RAMOS, TMT July 21, 2019 Manny Pacquiao reacts after knocking down Keith Thurman in the first round during a welterweight title fight Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao won via split decision and is now the WBA unified world welterweight champion. PHOTO BY AP LAS …

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Ballet Manila still  ‘On Pointé’ on 24th season

By The Manila Times July 21, 2019 For its 24th Performance Season, Ballet Manila is restaging ‘Snow White’ from September 7 to 8. For its 24th season, Ballet Manila once again stages a series of breathtaking shows filled with graceful dancing with the theme “On Pointé,” highlighting the most iconic …

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More Pinoys rate themselves poor

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT July 21, 2019 The number of families that saw themselves poor rose to 11.1 million in the second quarter this year, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The poll, conducted from June 22 to 26, showed that 45 percent of the 1,200 …

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BARMM tackles terrorism

By AL JACINTO, TMT July 21, 2019 MAGUINDANAO: Terrorism and corruption were the two main concerns discussed when Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana met top officials of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) recently. Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim (center) and Presidential peace adviser …

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Go seeks action vs dengue

By JAVIER J. ISMAEL July 21, 2019 Sen. Christopher L awrence “Bong” Go has urged Filipinos to be cautious and help prevent the spread of dengue in their communities. “Nananawagan po tayo sa ating mga kababayan na magtulungan tayong sugpuin ang mga sanhi ng dengue (Let us help each other …

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