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Monthly Archives: June 2019

China rejects third party in boat probe

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT July 02, 2019 China had rejected President Rodrigo Duterte’s proposal to include a third party in the joint investigation of the ramming of a Philippine boat by a Chinese vessel in the Recto (Reed) Bank in June, Malacañang said on Monday. Activists hold a rally …

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Trump’s pivot to NKorea is the stuff of history

By The Manila Times July 02, 2019 Like Richard Nixon’s dramatic decision to forge diplomatic relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China, US President Donald Trump’s dramatic pivot to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and North Korea on Sunday will be recorded in history as the high …

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Values before skills should be taught in school

By RAMON T. TULFO July 02, 2019 RAMON T. TULFO PRESIDENT Digong has jumpstarted his campaign against corruption and incompetence in his administration by removing and replacing a member of his official family. I don’t have to mention the name of the Cabinet official — if you don’t read the …

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PH can be a center of innovation – envoy

By BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO July 02, 2019 ISRAELI Ambassador to Manila Rafael Harpaz believes that the Philippines could become a “cluster of innovation for startup” companies because young Filipinos are highly educated and service-oriented. Harpaz made the statement during a roundtable discussion with The Manila Times editors on Monday. “I …

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Violent clashes mark HK handover anniversary

By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE July 02, 2019 HONG Kong: Anti-government protesters armed with pepper spray tried to ram their way into Hong Kong’s parliament Monday, battling police as the territory marked the anniversary of its handover to China. The angry scenes ramped up tensions in the international financial hub, which has …

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Tito’s fish tales

By ANTONIO CONTRERAS July 02, 2019 ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS SENATE President Tito Sotto, in an interview with Christian Esguerra at ANC, said without batting an eyelash that it would be hard to determine the “exclusivity” of underwater marine resources such as fish in the West Philippine Sea, considering that we …

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Perks in peril

By ATTY. DODO DULAY July 02, 2019 ATTY. DODO DULAY FOR the second time in as many months, a former high-ranking PNoy appointee was denied entry upon arriving in Hong Kong. Following the ordeal last May of former ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, former Foreign Affairs secretary Albert del Rosario was also …

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Honasan assumes top DICT post

By CATHERINE S. VALENTE, TMT July 02, 2019 Former senator Gregorio Honasan 2nd on Monday assumed his post as secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). Honasan, whose appointment was formalized in November last year, took his oath of office before President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday afternoon, …

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