China’s actions in West PH Sea not ‘armed attack’ by int’l definition – Año


MANILA, Philippines — China’s recent aggression near Ayungin (Second Thomas) Shoal in the West Philippine Sea “does not fit the international definition” of an “armed attack,” National Security Adviser Eduardo Año said on Monday. “We cannot classify it as an armed attack because by [the] international definition of an armed attack, it is the use of military force and excessive use of force that could trigger collective self-defense,” said Año. “Even doon sa Article 51 ng UN Charter, and the MDT (Mutual Defense Treaty), it does not fall within the definition of an armed attack,” he added. READ: China’s actions […]…

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3 alleged NPA rebels slain in Batangas clashes


LUCENA CITY — Three alleged New People’s Army (NPA) rebels were killed in encounters Sunday with Army soldiers in Tuy town in Batangas province. The Region 4A police reported on Monday, June 24, that troops from the Army’s 59th Infantry Battalion engaged NPA rebels in an encounter at 6:30 a.m. in Barangay Acle. Soldiers recovered the bodies of the guerrillas after the encounter, the report said. READ: NPA leader, 2 others killed in Batangas clash The government troops also recovered three rifles – R4, Uzi, and M17 – left behind by fleeing rebels, the report added. During the hot pursuit operation, […]…

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The Estate Makati: Architectural gem that speaks of luxury, prestige


Written by: Amy R. Remo It exemplifies brilliance in design and mastery of a true luxury lifestyle. The Estate Makati, rising in one of the most exclusive locations in Makati City, stands distinct with its exceptional design, state-of-the-art amenities, and future-ready features. As the newest crown jewel to soon grace the Makati skyline, this up-and-coming vertical community along Ayala Avenue presents the ultimate lifestyle statement befitting the Philippines’ affluent few. A pioneer and an  architectural marvel As it is, The Estate Makati already touts several distinctions. For one, it is jointly built by powerhouse developers SM Development Corporation and Federal […]…

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Pogo lawyer refutes claims of illegal activities in Pampanga hub


MANILA, Philippines — Claims related to the illegal operation of Lucky South 99 Corp, the raided Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (Pogo) hub in Pampanga, has “no sound basis,” according to its lawyer, Jovito Barte. In an interview over  Kapihan sa QC on Sunday, Barte likewise refuted claims that some rescued workers in the complex were subjected to torture. READ: Inventory of items in Porac Pogo hub done; letter with Roque’s name found “Unang una ang nakita ito yung mga gamit na nandun lang wala silang pinakita na, when they took over the place there was somebody subjected to torture [or] […]…

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Who profits from the soaring price of cocoa?


Paris, France — Though cocoa prices on the financial markets have soared, the rise is benefiting cocoa growers, bean processors, speculators and chocolatiers in unequal measure. In March, prices rocketed to more than $10,000 a tonne in New York after a poor harvest in West Africa due to a combination of bad weather conditions and disease devastating aging plantations. READ: Cocoa prices smash records on weather woes They have since fallen back from the peak, yet are still three times higher than last year. Wide gaps between producers  In Ivory Coast and Ghana, the world’s largest cocoa producers, prices are […]…

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Final season of ‘Sweet Home’ to be streamed in July


The third and final season of “Sweet Home” is set to premiere on July 19, bringing the popular monster horror series to a conclusion. The first season of “Sweet Home,” (2020) directed by Lee Eung-bok, who helmed megahits such as “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” (2016) and “Mr. Sunshine” (2018), narrated the stories of residents in a rundown apartment complex named Green Home who struggled to survive as people around them transformed into monsters. The series made history by becoming the first Korean series ever to enter Netflix’s top 10 list in the US. The second season of “Sweet […]…

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Rizal’s legacy lives on through arnis in Dapitan City


DAPITAN CITY — During the commemoration of the 163rd birth anniversary of national hero Jose Rizal here on Wednesday, Neither Cataylo, 14, performed with Alnick Linda, 19, the Sayaw-Anyo or dance with sticks, a non-aggressive form of martial art called arnis. The national martial art was a key feature of the celebration in Dapitan City spearheaded by the local government. Mayor Frederick Seth Jalosjos told the INQUIRER.net that they had chosen to relive the legacy of Rizal to young students by inspiring them to take up the sport. A player of the Doce Pares, Jalosjos urged the government to pay equal […]…

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PFL: Cebu Football Club hosts Manila Montet FC on Sunday


CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Football Club (CFC) Gentle Giants are aiming to stretch their winning streak to seven as they host one of the Philippines Football League (PFL) newcomers, the Manila Montet FC, on Sunday, June 23, at the Dynamic Herb Borromeo Sports Complex in the South Road Properties, here. The streaking Gentle […]…

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Basking in spotlight, Ong and Tigresses send women’s hoops a little shine


This season was like no other for the University of Santo Tomas (UST) women’s basketball squad. There is that little thing about winning the UAAP women’s basketball crown for the first time in nearly two decades and ending a seven-year dynasty of the magnificent National U Lady Bulldogs. And then there are the other unfamiliar, […]…

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