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Celtics rip Raptors as Nets, Magic grab NBA playoff spots

Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum powered the Boston Celtics to a 122-100 rout of defending NBA champion Toronto on Friday, keeping the Raptors from clinching the Eastern Conference second seed......»»

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Woods makes cut but & quot;struggles& quot; on greens at PGA Championship

Tiger Woods says he is going to have to hit crisper irons and clean up his putting on Saturday if he is going have any chance at capturing his 16th major championship. .....»»

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In defense of our frontliners

Last week, in an unprecedented move, the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP) supported by more than 120 medical societies and institutions released a distress call to President Rodrigo Duterte to again put Mega Manila under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) for 15 days and use the time to recalibrate the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

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Advancing peace during a pandemic

The first letter in the trilogy of letters published by former senator Wigberto “Bobby” Tanada and Edmundo “Ed” Garcia in “Reinvent Resistance,” which I introduced in my last column, is entitled End Armed Hostilities in the Midst of the Pandemic. It is a statement by Tanada and my friend Judge Sol Santos, a longtime peace advocate, in mid-May 2020, in reference to the United Nation Secretary General’s appeal to a “Humanitarian Pause” as he urged “to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus on the true fight of our lives.” It is addressed to fellow citizens, urging them to take a stand to put an end to armed hostilities in the midst of the pandemic......»»

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The US should state what it wants

It was Donald Trump’s reaction to his much ballyhooed Tulsa rally announcing his re-election bid that turned out to be a big flop for the man who promised “to make America great again” that caught his ire. It was something of a foreboding sign that he might not make it......»»

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DENR should listen to the people of Angono

If there’s one good thing this pandemic has brought us, it is the opportunity for nature to heal itself. With transportation and factories literally grinding to a halt, the air has never been cleaner. In a short period of time, the waters took a respite from absorbing waste humans dispose of wantonly. Barren land has started to show signs of greeneries sprouting out......»»

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An overpowering stench

Even before he took his oath as president, Rodrigo Duterte famously said that he would not tolerate even a whiff of corruption from government officials. He added he would not hesitate to fire such public servants even if they were his allies or appointees. .....»»

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US slaps sanctions on Hong Kong leader in new offensive on China

The United States slapped sanctions Friday on Hong Kong's leader after effectively forcing Chinese internet giants TikTok and WeChat to end all US operations in a twin diplomatic-commercial offensive set to grow ahead of US elections......»»

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At least 17 dead as India airliner overshoots runway

Kozhikode, India | At least 17 people were killed Friday when a passenger jet was ripped in two after it overshot and skidded off the runway upon landing in southern India, officials said......»»

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Trump to join Beirut donor conference call Sunday

President Donald Trump said Friday that he would take part in an international conference call for donors organizing aid for Lebanon after the giant explosion in Beirut......»»

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China wants unpredictable Trump to lose election: US intelligence

China has boosted its efforts to influence the US presidential election in November and wants President Donald Trump to lose because it sees him as "unpredictable," a top US intelligence official said Friday......»»

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UN set for showdown over US Iran arms embargo push

United Nations, United States |  The UN Security Council is set next week to roundly reject a US resolution to extend an Iranian arms embargo, diplomats say, setting up a lengthy showdown with repercussions for the Iran nuclear deal......»»

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Recto: Constant audit, appointment of resident Ombudsman to prevent corruption at PhilHealth

Senator Ralph Recto on Saturday pushed for wider reforms a day after President Rodrigo Duterte formed a task force to probe allegations of anomalies and corruption at the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation......»»

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Makati offers job opportunities for displaced teachers with mobile learning hubs

Makati Mayor Abigail Binay said the city is looking for teachers, teacher assistants or aides, and tutors to join the Makati Mobile Learning Hub Project, an innovative educational platform aimed to ensure learning will continue despite the risks and restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

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Self-report probable, positive COVID-19 cases& mdash;Belmonte

The Quezon City government on Saturday encouraged residents and employees working in the city to self-report all probable or confirmed cases of COVID-19, saying this will be a big help in arresting the spread of new infections......»»

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Asean way of partnership to help region defeat, recover from COVID-19& mdash;Duterte

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations will succeed in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic through continued cooperation and collective effort to arrest the spread of the disease in the region, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday.  .....»»

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Shares in WeChat parent plunge 10% after Trump issues ban order

Shares in the parent of Chinese social media giant WeChat tanked in Hong Kong on Friday after Donald Trump signed an executive order banning Americans from doing business with the platform, citing national security concerns......»»

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Smart launches new Giga Study data pack for learning

As the world continues to deal with the pandemic, many schools have resorted to online classes as a safe and innovative way for students to continue learning new knowledge and skills......»»

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E-cigarette manufacturer RELX Technology tackles counterfeit products with Golden Shield Program

According to statistics by the Department of Health and the Philippine Statistics Authority, there are around 17.3 million Filipino smokers and about one million e-cigarette users. .....»»

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No innovation without collaboration

As the world continues to transform in the face of COVID-19, innovation will be front and center for many organizations seeking to thrive in the new normal......»»

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