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When an evil emperor executes their leader, his band of knights a€“ bound by duty and honor a€“ embarks on a journey of vengeance that will not come to an end until theya€™ve destroyed their mortal foe. June Abbott is a young woman who lives with her boyfriend, the police officer Meyer and works cleaning up crime scenes. The plot Wea€™ll Never Have Paris revolves around a guy named Quinn, who is facing a midlife crisis after his employee confesses in love. Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24 hrs into the future and conspire to use it for personal gain, until disturbing and dangerous images begin to develop. A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a woman harboring a dark, primordial secret. Since her childhood, Jessica has been haunted by recurrent nightmares whose meaning escapes her.
Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon, once known as The Gravedigger, has seen better days.
Jupiter Jones was born under the night sky, and all the signs predicted that the girl has a great accomplishments. Survivor is a thriller about a State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London, where she is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. A hard-working small business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. A screen adaptation of the memoirs of a Navy SEAL from Texas, Chris Kyle, who served as a sniper in Iraq and became a record for the number of enemya€™s dead soldiers. World favorite character from the ocean floor SpongeBob SquarePants must save his sea world.
This is the story of Charles Mortdecai, suave art dealer and rogue in combination, who travels around the world and with the help of his irresistible charm is trying to get a stolen painting.
When college senior Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) steps in for her sick roommate to interview prominent businessman Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) for their campus paper, little does she realize the path her life will take.
When Spectra Vondergeist goes back to her old ghost school to find out why Monster High is being haunted, the other ghouls use Boogey Sand to transform into ghosts so they can follow her. A young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British travels to London in search of a home.
RUSSELL MADNESS tells the story of Russell, an undersized but big-hearted terrier who dreams of having a family of his own.
15 months after the apocalypse, a group of survivors are forced to take refuge in an abandoned school, where they encounter a mysterious zombie with the power to bring the undead back to life. In the fall of 1976, a small psychology lab in Pennsylvania became the unwitting home to the only government-confirmed case of possession.
After narrowly escaping an ancient burial ground, a group of friends find themselves trapped between two evils, forcing them to fight, die, or go back the way they came. Three friends plot to get rid of their socially inappropriate friend by finding him a wife, but when he meets a woman just like him, their problems double. Held in a remote police station, a mysterious stranger takes over the minds and souls of everyone inside.
A documentary exploring genre based monster art takes an odd turn when the filmmakers are contacted by a man who claims he can prove that monsters are indeed real. Story of seven college friends who came together again after one of them tried to commit suicide.
The inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred a€?Freddya€? Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual. Wild Card follows a former military Nick Wild, who works in Las Vegas as a security guard, wants to save money and to go to Venice forever. Julian Michaels has designed the ultimate resort: VICE, where anything goes and the customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look, think and feel like humans. In Earth’s future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. A frog (Sean Astin) who hates the water and jumping wishes that he could be like the other animals in the Amazon rainforest. The mission of a prim and proper vigilante (Katie Holmes) to avenge wrongs inflicted on society gets complicated when she embraces a romance with the town sheriff.
Though he began in stand-up comedy, Andre Allen (Chris Rock) hit the big-time as the star of a trilogy of action-comedies about a talking bear.
Having reclaimed Erebor and vast treasure from the dragon Smaug, Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) sacrifices friendship and honor in seeking the Arkenstone, despite Smaug’s fiery wrath and desperate attempts by the Hobbit Bilbo (Martin Freeman) to make him see reason.
As a beautiful young woman of pure heart, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) has an idyllic life in a forest kingdom. Spawned from a lab experiment gone awry, teenage terrapins Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael live in the sewers beneath New York. Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), a teenager, arrives in a glade at the center of a giant labyrinth.
This is the extraordinary story of one of the worlda€™s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. ELECTION IN MAGUINDANAO:  Soldiers are seen outside a public-market turned polling center in Datu Unsay town in Maguindanao, May 9, 2016. COTABATO CITY – Three grenade explosions rocked the town hall of Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao, on Monday afternoon, but voting was not interrupted, police said. De Leon said voting in nearby Sultan Mastura Elementary School in Barangay Tapayan, Sultan Mastura, continued despite the explosions.
The first two grenades, believed to be fired through an M-203 grenade launcher, landed in the rice fields near the municipal hall compound. With 58.36 percent of votes counted, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte continued to lead the unofficial tally of the Commission on Elections Transparency Server with over 12 million votes, but former secretary Mar Roxas overtook Sen. The surprise Senate race leader, former Technical Education and Skills Development Authority head Joel Villanueva, remained on top, with 14 million votes. Front-running presidential candidate Mayor Rodrigo Duterte smiles during a news conference shortly after voting in a polling precinct at Daniel R. DAVAO CITY—Presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night revealed the names of some people who would make up his Cabinet if he makes it to Malacanang.
Duterte has a strong lead in an unofficial count of votes for the presidential elections as of late Monday night. In an ambush interview at the Royal Mandaya Hotel, Duterte said he would appoint Jesus Dureza as the presidential peace adviser. Dureza, a former classmate of Duterte, previously served as the presidential peace adviser of former presidents Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Fidel Valdez Ramos. Dominguez is the finance head in Duterte’s campaign and is the owner of the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City.
Duterte said he might also appoint Dominguez as head of the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC). The name of Butch Ramirez was also asked but Duterte was unclear of his role in his administration.
Filipinos exercised their civic duty as the country held national and local elections on Monday. Registered voters trooped to the polling precincts, some as early 6 a.m when the voting opened, to cast their choice for the next president and other posts in both national and local government.
Voters try to find their respective precincts at the opening gate of Commonwealth Elementary School.
A woman tries to find her name and voter’s number at President Corazon Aquino Elementary School. Voters take their time in finding their precinct and voters’ numbers at President Corazon Aquino Elementary School. A man asks a Comelec official about his problems in voting at Batasan Hills National Highschool. A volunteer nurse assists the elderly for a free BP check at Rosauro Almario Elementary School.
LEGAZPI CITY, Albay — Two Army soldiers were wounded when their truck hit a landmine in Matnog town in Sorsogon province on Monday afternoon, military reports said. Guzman, in a telephone interview, said the landmine set up by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels was intended for members of the Army’s Quick Reaction Force who were clearing a road in the Sitio Colonia in Barangay Pangi.
The soldiers were securing the village road to ensure the safe passage of vehicles transporting election personnel and materials to the Matnog town hall, he said. The explosion was followed by a four-minute firefight between Army soldiers and NPA rebels. Voters line up to check their polling precinct numbers during the national elections on Monday.
Exceeding its expectations, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday night announced that the voter turnout for the May 9 elections was at 81 percent, the highest among the three automated elections held in the country. Comelec Chair Andres Bautista announced the figure amid praises for the fast transmission of the voting results from more than 92,509 precincts nationwide. Bautista said that during the 2010 presidential elections, the voter turnout was at 74.8 percent while in the 2013 elections, it was 77 percent. Among the country’s 19 regions, the National Capital Region, Region 3 and Region 4-A have transmitted more than 70 percent of the votes from the precincts to the Comelec. MORE than 200 Filipinos voted on a Philippine-occupied island in the disputed South China Sea on Monday, with the mayor saying the elections proved Manila has sovereignty in the far-flung off-shore area. Mayor Eugenio Bito-onon says the elections on Thitu Island in the Spratlys chain may have been the most peaceful in the country because of its zero-crime record. At night, villagers looking offshore can see red, green and white lights blinking from three lighthouses on an island China recently built on Subi Reef, a reminder of Beijing’s growing influence in the region, Bito-onon said. Meldy Pernia, who has lived on and off on the island since 2012 with her children and husband, said she was proud that even their mere presence helped protect the country’s territory.
The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible of Voting (PPCRV) on Monday evening said failure of elections was declared in Barangay (village) Tiptipun, in Panglima Estino town in Sulu.
Mindanao regional coordinator for PPCRV Father Dace Protalia reported to the National Command Center in Manila that a failure of elections was declared due to political threats. UNA presidential candidate Vice President Jejomar Binay casts his vote, accompanied by his son Junjun Binay in Precinct 189, Room 302 in San Antonio National High School, Makati City. THE United Nationalist Alliance on Monday night said the unofficial count of votes showing Vice President Jejomar Binay in fourth place only indicated that there was disenfranchisement of voters mostly from the supporters of the opposition standard-bearer. In a press conference at the UNA media center in New Horizon Hotel in Mandaluyong, communications director Joey Salgado said the administration party led by the Liberal Party allegedly blocked voters supportive of Binay.
Salgado said he received reports from the ground that supporters of Binay were not allowed to vote. He reminded the media that the count remains unofficial and that the official count is the canvassed results by Congress. As many as 1,731 attorneys out of a total of 6,605 aspirants were added to the ranks of the legal profession when the Supreme Court released on May 3 the results of the 2015 bar examination. With a passing rate of 26 percent—high compared to the 19-percent passing rate last year—the bar examination is considered the most difficult professional licensure examination in the country, which explains the prestige and mystique of the profession.
Filipinos who aspire to join the association of companeros and companeras, as lawyers call one another in the Philippines, spend a total of eight years in college by completing both a prelaw degree and a law degree. Three out of the five presidential candidates in today’s elections are lawyers, namely Rodrigo Duterte, Jejomar Binay and Miriam Defensor Santiago. Three out of the six vice presidential candidates are also lawyers namely, Leni Robredo, Francis Escudero and Alan Peter Cayetano.
Eight out of our 15 presidents from Emilio Aguinaldo to Benigno Aquino III were lawyers, namely Manuel Quezon, Jose Laurel, Sergio Osmena, Manuel Roxas, Elpidio Quirino, Carlos P. But lawyers actually provide solutions to problems that cause misery in our lives, in much the same way that doctors provide treatment to illnesses that cause suffering in our lives. Because lawyers hold so much power in determining the fate of their clients—liberty or imprisonment, bankruptcy or prosperity—there are lawyers who abuse this power to the prejudice of their clients.
A lot of people misunderstand the role-playing function of lawyers in our system of justice. Under our system, it is not the role of the defense lawyer to judge the guilt of his or her accused client. The role-playing performance of lawyers—their blind advocacy of their client’s position, and their zeal in magnifying loopholes in the opposing party’s evidence—is usually resented by the opposing party.
I grew up enamored of the lives of two lawyer-uncles, Querubin Rasiles and Ulysses Butuyan, who both inspired me to become a lawyer myself. Ulysses Butuyan is now a retired regional trial court judge, but he continues to visit and pester working judges with his jokes. SINGAPORE—“May mas malaki tayong kalaban… ang ating sarili (We have a greater enemy… ourselves),” declared Heneral Luna.
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) decried “frenzies of hatred” and a “‘pattern of harassments’ perpetrated by supporters of poll frontrunner Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte,” the Inquirer reported. Strikingly, her lawyer is University of the Philippines law professor JJ Disini, who led the Disini case against the cybercrime law.
A gender rights scholar, just accepted into one of the world’s most prestigious universities, described to me how she received rape threats over a Facebook post. An anti-Duterte friend posted a video of vice presidentiable Leni Robredo and her daughters. UP freshman Stephen Villena received anonymous death threats, including mock photos of his tombstone, after interrupting Duterte in a UP forum. And friends of all leanings are understandably unnerved at seeing children deployed to the political frontline in the anti-Duterte ad.
Roughly half our newspapers and news websites failed to make clear that Duterte did not sign a bank secrecy waiver. How else can a lawyer feel when he sees a half-page document waved on TV while a lawyer says words that contradict its text, and media focus on what he said instead of how the words on paper say the opposite? He feels like Pilosopo Tasyo, consigned to writing in hieroglyphics for future generations to decipher.
GMA News reported Duterte is “planning to form a revolutionary government” and jettison the Constitution. We can laugh off many things as par for the political circus, such as the last-minute plunder case against Duterte or the rumor that Poe’s husband is a US spy. After sampalan, we are now scheduling May 10 Facebook events for group hugs and refriending everyone unfriended over political posts. Since my toddler self watched my parents walk out of our living room and to Edsa in 1986, I believed that the collective wisdom of democracy is the best form of government. Too many friends now quote not Heneral Luna, but Queen Padme Amidala: “So this is how liberty dies. For the past several months, these last few days in particular, you have been bombarded constantly by all sorts of propaganda about the various candidates running for the presidency and the vice presidency. We need to improve the peace and order situation not only in our respective communities, but also around the country.


The slow and uneven pace of our criminal justice system is part of the problem of law enforcement. This is one reason why many of our people from the poor and marginalized sectors of society respond to the call of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who promises swift action against all criminals, including drug lords.
Unless the peace and order situation throughout the country improves and this includes stopping the Abu Sayyaf kidnappings in Mindanao, we are not going to attract significant foreign investments that would result in job creation for our people and a more inclusive economic growth for the country.
Having stated my main concern, Rodrigo Duterte is the candidate who can address this issue with competence and determination. Once you have decided on the issue that bothers you most, you can proceed to make your choice.
Instead, confounding the pundits, the Conservatives defeated Labor, winning an outright majority although by only a few votes. Perhaps, the best example of how preelection surveys can go so wrong is the 1948 US presidential election.
Using a private railroad car dubbed the “Ferdinand Magellan,” Truman traveled some 22,000 miles, almost as far as the voyage of Magellan, going cross-country in what became famous as the “Whistlestop” campaign. On the other hand, Dewey’s train was called the “Dewey Victory Special,” and the dominating strategy was to say as little as possible.
At the start of the campaign, a survey report showed Dewey leading Truman by a resounding 51-37 percent. One year after that extraordinary, unprecedented reprieve that saved Mary Jane from the valley of death, we pause to ask: When is she coming home? In the distant Wirongunan prison, Mary Jane, a young, poor mother of two, pushed by her own government to work abroad because she wanted a decent life, is—though steeled by fortitude—still forlorn, all alone and pining for home, a victim not only of unscrupulous drug and human traffickers but also of circumstance. But the legal process in the Philippines where she pins her of hope has presented challenges.
Multiple motions, extended arguments and denials of matters of public knowledge coming from the accused illegal recruiters delay the resolution of the case. But we ask those who aspire to lead this nation of poor, exploited and distressed migrant workers and their families who prop up the economy: Beyond the rhetoric and promises, how do you concretely address both the root causes and the immediate needs of forced migrants? Or have we forgotten the horrific pain and lessons of the “execution island” in Nusakambangan? Opposition parties and Filipinos should unite to thwart the Liberal Party plan to hijack the elections via massive electronic fraud. The present administration, knowing fully well that President Aquino will be made accountable for his various crimes against the people once he steps out of office, is growing desperate. The LP administration has the machinery, the money and control of the Commission on Elections and Smartmatic, which is set to deliver “auto-daya” votes for Roxas. The Comelec’s deliberate failure to have the source code of the machines verified, to not have the digital signatures embedded in CF cards, and the failure to provide verifiable and valid vote receipts, and now the canvassing errors in Congress, all these point to a grand plan for electronic fraud. The D’ Strafford survey which is so obviously fabricated and made-up is a desperate effort to mind-condition the public for a Roxas victory. Assemblies should be held in various places during and after elections in protest of election fraud. Let us fight for change, and not allow the corrupt and criminal administration to hijack the vote. In reaction to reports about persons with disabilities (PWDs) being ridiculed during political rallies, the Department of Social Welfare and Development once again reminds the public that all acts that tend to diminish the self-worth and the sense of dignity of PWDs violate the rights of PWDs and the law.
Adhering to the guiding principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons, the DSWD is one with the state in strongly advocating and encouraging respect for PWDs. As the lead agency in providing directions to empower PWDs, the DSWD calls on everyone, especially those in public office and those who want to become leaders of this nation, to demonstrate utmost propriety and sensitivity in dealing with the members of this sector.
Let us be more sensitive to their needs and enable them such that they become contributing community members. The most recent allegation against Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte—bank accounts containing millions of pesos—shows how inconsistent and hypocritical he has been in his statements. It may be recalled that after admitting the existence of the bank account, Duterte said he would sign a waiver if Sen.
However, even after Trillanes presented the affidavit at BPI’s Julia Vargas branch last May 2, Duterte did not issue a waiver that would have legally and effectively allowed the opening of his bank accounts. It’s kind of ironic, given that Duterte had called rival LP presidential candidate Mar Roxas “bayot”—a Bisaya word for “sissy,” which also denotes cowardice—reportedly, for not being open and transparent with his financial statements.
No wonder, Roxas says, Duterte’s “true character”—“a coward and as corrupt as the officials that he (and his supporters) denounce”—is now slowly unraveling before the public. Supertyphoon “Yolanda” survivors, to the neglect and deterioration of Metro Manila’s rail transport systems when he was the transportation secretary. However, there’s one difference: Roxas tried, repeatedly, to reason with his critics, showing them concrete evidence debunking their charges. Duterte, on the other hand, seems to have opted to hide behind legal “wordplays” to divert public attention from the charges against him.
Today, we could all do well to heed Roxas’ admonition for the people to be more circumspect, objective and observant in choosing  their leaders. Let us remember, as Roxas himself has put it, that as the Bible says, no secret goes uncovered—which is exactly what is happening now to Duterte. After watching the third presidential debate where a fisherman from Pangasinan, asked about the presidential aspirants’ stand on the sea dispute between the Philippines and China, I was motivated to read up again on the 15th-century “imaginary line” dispute between Portugal and Spain. Rodrigo Duterte replied that, if elected president he would order the Philippine Navy to bring him there and he would personally plant a Philippine flag on one of the disputed islets.
Spain dispatched Christopher Columbus to find a shorter route to India, but his voyage took him to San Guanahani and to the coast of Cuba. China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan have overlapping claims to the South China Sea. The role played by Pope Alexander VI in resolving the Spanish-Portuguese dispute is instructive in the search for a solution to today’s maritime dispute among the above-mentioned Asian countries. The good professor also asked how the church of “San Pedro Macati” was taken over from the Franciscans by the Jesuits who built the church in 1620. As we know, the different regions of the country were assigned to specific religious orders in the first years, obviously to facilitate administration and, perhaps, to lessen competition and stress as much as possible. But then the Franciscans also took over the town of Bay in Laguna from the Jesuits, when, perhaps, the whole of Laguna was assigned to them. Lastly, with the indulgence of Professor Ocampo, may I add that “Poblacion de Macati” is not translated into Old Makati.
She was the first casualty to die in detention under the autocratic regime that killed Philippine democracy in 1972.
Liliosa Hilao was a graduating student of communication arts at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. How often must we be reminded that the vulture called dictatorship devours even the innocent and that one of the innocent victims could be your next of kin? FIRST MARTYR Liliosa Hilao was the first student leader to die while in detention during the martial lawregime of Ferdinand Marcos.
Under the pretext of establishing “law and order,” serial rights abuses would become the order of the day. Those of us who lived through the two decades of Marcos rule know very well that with authoritarianism, corruption was not far behind. It is true that we now groan with grievance and exasperation from six years of an inutile president. The share of end-April releases to this year’s P3-trillion budget, which also included continuing appropriations under the 2015 national budget as well as other automatic appropriations, matched the 83.5 percent released during the first four months of last year. Automatic appropriations—programmed over a period prescribed by law through outstanding legislation requiring periodic action by Congress—worth P865.7 billion or 93 percent of the allocation for this year were released during the first four months.
These automatic appropriations included retirement and life insurance premium, internal revenue allotment for local government units, pensions of former presidents as well as ex-presidents’ widows, grants and donations, special account in the general fund (including motor vehicle user’s charge fund), net lending, interest payments and releases under the tax expenditures fund for customs duties and taxes to be paid for government importation.
Also released as of end-April were P19.03 billion from continuing and automatic appropriations for departments, special purpose funds, as well as for grants and donations, the military camps sales proceeds fund and the Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Act trust fund.
TODAY’S election could set a global record of sorts for having the longest paper trail in the history of all elections in the Philippines, if not the world. Laid down one after the other, 55 million paper ballots measuring approximately 50 cm each and 2 million rolls of 20-meter long thermal paper are enough to circle the globe 1.5 times. While the whole world is going paperless, the Philippines seems to be heading the opposite direction, at least elections-wise. With regard to the VCM software, Comelec gave all political parties more than enough time to get their own IT experts to review the machines’ source code, or human-readable instructions that tell the system how it should work. But how would voters know that almost 70,000 kilometers of printed paper trails won’t go to waste and actually match votes cast? ENTERTAINMENT has been a core part of ABS-CBN Corp.’s business for decades so it might have been a bit awkward for the company’s management to face a less-than-entertaining query from one its shareholders at its recent annual meeting. During the open forum part of the meeting, one shareholder asked ABS-CBN chair Eugenio “Gabby” L.
It’s no secret that the Lopez family suffered greatly under the regime of Marcos’ father, the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos. Apparently, the ABS-CBN chair was expecting such a question and responded with a non-committal “wala lang” (it’s fine). While not unusual for top officials to head off to another event, the ABS-CBN chair in previous years always made it a point to attend. THE IMPLEMENTATION of a new tollroad project that will link the southern part of Metro Manila and nearby provinces to Circumferential Road No. This makes it among the last few infrastructure deals to start before the term of the Aquino administration ends in June this year. The P12-billion, six-lane project is a joint venture between the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) and Cavitex Infrastructure Corp.
It aims to help decongest traffic by linking major business districts in Makati and Taguig to the southern cities of Paranaque, Las Pinas and Cavite, targeting high-value trips such as cargo trucks, vans and buses.
The C5 South Link will run from the end of C5, just before entering the South Luzon Expressway, to Cavitex near the Paranaque Toll Plaza.
The first phase of the Cavitex C5 South Link construction starts in 2016, to link C5 and Merville, Paranaque by way of a flyover. Bautista said that aside from decongesting traffic in the south, the toll road will help increase productivity and economic activity in the area. Cavitex Infrastructure is a unit of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC), a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments.
The construction, operation and maintenance of the project is projected to generate at least 1,000 jobs. Barring any major change in the voting pattern, it is likely that, with five presidential aspirants and six vice presidential candidates, the new president and vice president will be elected through plurality votes. It would be ideal if the country’s chief executive officer were elected by a majority vote because that would show that he or she has a clear mandate to lead the country. Unlike in other countries, our Constitution does not provide for a run-off (or second round) election between the two presidential candidates who garnered the most number of votes when none of the candidates get the majority vote. All the presidents who came after President Cory Aquino were elected by less than 51 percent of the votes cast. Whether or not President Cory Aquino won by a majority vote in the 1986 polls is difficult to ascertain because the canvassing of votes in the then Batasang Pambansa was marred by fraud and irregularities. Between now and June 30, when the new President is sworn into office, the country’s business executives are expected to adopt a wait-and-see attitude with guarded optimism. They will analyze the new President’s inaugural speech and Cabinet appointments to figure out his or her plans for the country in general and, in particular, the economy.
If the Aquino administration’s candidate, former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, wins the election, there is a strong possibility that, despite his admission that the administration suffered from some deficiencies, the present economic policies will remain in place. The same cannot be said of the other candidates who have taken sharp issue with some of the administration’s economic policies. But considering that many of her economic advisers are cut from the same cloth as their counterpart in the administration, there is reason to believe that the existing economic policies, except for some tweaks, will be substantially similar.
Definitely, there will be a new economic or financial ball game in case the Vice President, Sen. They all repeatedly expressed displeasure with the way the administration managed (or mismanaged) the economy and the failure of the much-vaunted economic gains to find their way to the less privileged members of our society. Among the three presidential hopefuls though, Duterte may be considered a “wild card” considering that his economic program is still a big question mark. In his speech before the Makati Business Club, he rambled with his usual spiels on peace and order and corruption, but did not say much about his economic program.
He cracked jokes with sexual innuendos that were not only inappropriate for the occasion but hurt the sensibilities of the women who were in the audience. And because he arrived late and many of the attendees had prior engagements, there was no opportunity for them to ask him about the other aspects of his program of government.
Worse, for business people who consider political stability and adherence to the rule of law essential to their operation, Duterte’s statements about shutting down Congress if it impeaches him, declaring a revolutionary government if he cannot have his way, and breaking diplomatic ties with two of the country’s staunchest military and economic partners do not inspire confidence and optimism that his administration is something to look forward to. The new president will be assuming the duties and responsibilities of the presidency under extraordinary domestic circumstances. Climate change has made life miserable for hundreds of thousands of Filipinos who depend on rainfall to nourish the crops or products that feed them and provide for other basic necessities. With the Asean Economic Community now in place and expected to be fully operational in a couple of years, the country will have to compete toe to toe with the Asean countries for patronage of their respective products and services.
Unless the appropriate measures to make our products and services competitive are immediately implemented, we may find ourselves at the shorter end of this regional trade arrangement. His or Her Excellency has to look after the welfare of more than 100 million Filipinos and counting, the majority of whom live below the poverty line and look to the government for their physical salvation.
Today is going to be a long day for the exercise of one of the most important rights in a democracy.
Regardless of your political affiliation or lack of it, it is your moral obligation to go out and vote for the next leaders of our country. Jedward cover - Justin Beiber - Love Yourself Jedward - Good Vibes Zedd - I Want You To Know (Audio) ft. This initial series, published bi-monthly through issue #6 (July 1964) and monthly thereafter ran through issue #402 (Sept. Using an illusion, Loki tricks the Hulk into destroying a railroad track, after that he then diverts a radio call by Rick Jones for help to Thor, whom Loki hopes will battle the Hulk. When writer Roy Thomas commenced, there was a greater focus on characterization.[citation needed] The Black Panther joins the team,[28] followed by the Vision[29]. The mansion is serviced by Edwin Jarvis, the Avengers' faithful butler, and also furnished with state-of-the-art technology, and defense systems, including the Avengers' primary mode of transport: the five-engine Quinjets.
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The heaviest and the most terrible crimes can be committed by simply pressing a few buttons on the keyboard. Taken over by a mysterious race of creatures, humanity has been forced to find refuge in the SkyArk, a man-made city in the sky. But after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she finds herself plagued by strange visions and the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. English mathematician and logician Alan Turing helps to crack the Enigma code during World War II. As humanity begins to pick up the pieces, a shadowy group emerges to try to take control of history. When an invading army threatens the land, Maleficent rises up to become its fiercest protector. Ronald de Leon, spokesperson for the police in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PNP-ARMM), said the rifle grenade attacks came in succession at past 1 p.m. Aguinaldo National High School, Matina district, his hometown in Davao city, southern Philippines Monday, May 9, 2016.
The two first met in Davao City when Evasco, who was at that time a New People’s Army rebel, was arrested and detained. Grace Poe called for a press conference at her team’s headquarters in Quezon City on Monday night. Law graduates then embark on a grueling five months of review seminars, before taking the physically, emotionally and mentally exhausting bar examination during the four Sundays of November. This likewise means that there’s a 50-percent chance that a lawyer will be elected VP today. Life has become so complicated—with problems arising from the moment of birth to the moment of death and even beyond—that the guidance of lawyers has become indispensable in our lives. In order to arrive at the truth, our justice system requires a strong clash of arguments between the plaintiff and the defendant in court cases. As little kids, my cousins and I sat around our uncles as we played a game: We took turns blurting out a word, any word, and the uncles alternated in narrating impromptu funny stories based on that single word. Reacting to Duterte’s rape joke, he joked Duterte wanted to rape one of her daughters next.
Students told me they no longer felt safe in their own school—in UP, where not even martial law stifled free speech! How can one attack Grace Poe’s husband as a foreigner when he was born to Filipino parents, albeit in the United States? No one even compared the half-page’s wording to presidentiables Mar Roxas’ and Poe’s waivers. However, should not death threats, rape threats, threats to close Congress a la martial law, and children used as media attack dogs push us to be Filipinos first and partisans second? But we cannot simply forget the horrible side of the Filipino we have seen, no matter how notoriously short our memories are.
Do not accept hook, line and sinker everything that is said, positive or negative, regarding these individuals. We may have other doubts and anxieties but for this moment as you fill in your ballot, concentrate on the one issue that worries you most. Criminal elements are aware that the so-called “long arm” of the law may be long and far-reaching but unfortunately, it is also painfully slow and, in many cases, favors the rich and affluent who are in a position to delay and frustrate the implementation of decisions reached by the courts. But if you listen to politicians they believe in surveys only when they are leading such survey.
Preelection poll surveys and political commentators predicted that the outcome would be “too close to call,” resulting in a deadlock with the Conservative Party under Prime Minister David Cameron having to govern in coalition with the Liberal Democrats.
He carried 28 states with a total of 303 electoral votes, while Dewey won in 16 states with 189 electoral votes. There is also the frustrating difficulty of having to attend to hearings in a remote venue and to deal with conflicts of schedules in the court calendar due to previous professional commitments.
We do not want to be forced to apologize for failing Mary Jane, her family and all migrant workers for not bringing Darren and Daniel’s mom back home alive. His party and his kulelat candidate Mar Roxas cannot possibly win the election, except by rigging it through predetermined, electronically fabricated vote results. D’ Strafford recently released a survey showing LP bets Roxas and Leni Robredo on top of the presidential and vice presidential races, respectively.
Let us continue to fight for their rights and push for their total development so that they become more productive citizens of this country.
Agoncillo, Filipino historian and author of the “History of the Filipino People,” narrated the root of the 15th-century rift between Portugal and Spain, the two world powers at that time. The voyage was seen by King John (Jono) of Portugal as an incursion into the sphere of influence of Portugal.
The traditional fishing ground described by the fishermen from Pangasinan is within the 200-kilometer exclusive economic zone of the Philippines.
The effects of China’s enforcement of the nine-dash line are already being felt as made clear by the fisherman who probably understands the significance of the panunumpa sa watawat and “Lupang Hinirang” better than the presidential aspirants. General guidelines were given and each group went to work: roughly, the Dominicans in the north, the Franciscans in the Tagalog region all the way to Bicol, the Augustinians and Recollects in most of the Visayas, the Jesuits in parts of the Tagalog region and Mindanao. Juan de Oliver, OFM, evangelized there, where he must have written the first catechism on the Ten Commandments (from which I took the topic for my doctoral thesis on the Ten Commandments in 1978).
It is interesting how Calamba was skipped and remained with the Dominicans, while the Franciscans had most of the towns around the lake, on to Tayabas (now Quezon) and to Bicol, skirting Cavite and Batangas that were already mostly under the Jesuits. Ana, which meant that the Franciscans were in charge of the spiritual needs of the people of those places, until a different arrangement could be made.
She was not the last and only victim of that regime, and more will suffer a similar fate if we forget that even freedom is defended as we cast our ballots today. Drunken security men had barged into the house where she was staying, looking for her brother.
She was the editor of the school paper Hasik and was a member of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines. Aged 23, Hilao was allegedly tortured after she was abducted byConstabulary troopers in 1973.
The strategy of using police and security forces to establish law and order becomes a tool of repression.
Because she was asthmatic, she was not a constant presence in student rallies that had by then emerged. That same mantra has become a familiar refrain in this long, hot period of our electoral campaign, reaching proportions of some kind of mass hypnosis. But if we saw how a president who had claimed he was straight created a monster called DAP (Disbursement Acceleration Program), how much worse shall we see under an autocrat? This stems from some Pinoys’ skepticism about automated elections that, ironically, is in stark contrast when it comes to entrusting money to Internet banking or, say, riding planes flying on autopilot. Receipts would also serve as basis to ensure that losers (who always claim they were cheated) can go back to the marked ballots and 2.7 million copies of election returns during post-audit. There are, of course, a plethora of other security measures that give voters a fairly good assurance that whatever votes are cast would be counted correctly and transmitted securely. After a battery of tests and public demonstrations, the Comelec and its partner Smartmatic-Total Information Management Corp. Their business interests, including ABS-CBN, were seized, and Gabby’s own father was jailed.
Too bad members of the press had no chance to elaborate since Gabby Lopez skipped the traditional briefing following the meeting. Grace Poe initially looked favorably at the accomplishments of the administration, she later became critical and declared that her program of government will be different.
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Divide doubt with a friend, who then at the ceremony to say that he was against this wedding? So titingnan pa rin natin yun, babantayan natin ang results ng halalan,” Salgado said.
Proof of the admiration is the fanfare that attends the release of the bar examination results—front-page news coverage complete with pictures and profiles of the top passers. No lawyer has been elected president for the past 30 years since the ouster of Marcos in 1986.
The role of the plaintiff’s lawyer is to passionately present the one-sided arguments of the plaintiff, while the role of the defendant’s lawyer is to vigorously present the one-sided defense of the accused.
And it is only through the vigorous conflict of evidence and the passionate clash of arguments that a judge is enabled to separate truth from falsehood which, in turn, equips the same judge to decide guilt or innocence.
Even at the dinner table, they regaled everyone with unending jokes and funny stories, mostly about their courtroom experiences. During Poe’s case, people vocally proposed rules that would restrict the residency of returning Filipinos or our dual citizenship law. In an election campaign, part of the problem voters face is how to separate the grain from the chaff. We often read of higher penalties being proposed for certain criminal activities when actually the problem is the lack of enforcement rather than fear of heavier penalties. His Republican opponent was New York governor, Thomas Dewey, making his second attempt to win the White House.
An Elmo Roper poll (a widely-respected outfit sampling public opinion) showed Dewey leading by an unbeatable 44-31 percent.
And how and when Mary Jane can fully tell her story in a legally permissible and most practicable way remain a big question mark. Many have questioned the outfit, with virtually unknown officials and newly-registered websites and social media accounts.
Defending our country’s sovereignty is a duty of every Filipino, a duty of which we are reminded every time we recite the panunumpa sa watawat and sing our national anthem during flag-raising ceremonies. The rift started from an imaginary demarcation line drawn from the north to the south poles of the world.
The rift between Spain and Portugal was, however, settled when Pope Alexander VI mediated an adjustment of the imaginary demarcation line to 370 leagues farther west, thus assigning Brazil to Portugal. China’s encroachment on the Philippines’ EEC prompted Philippine officials into filing an arbitration case against China before the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague. Considering how small the religious groups were at that time, unbelievably they managed, driven by the Spirit of the Lord, no doubt.
In the graduation ceremonies that she was deprived of, the university honored her with an empty seat and she was posthumously awarded cum laude honors. In “Modernizing Repression,” Jeremy Kuzmarov relates how authoritarian regimes create the pattern of using societal reform rhetoric in luring the masses. But she was apprehended during a supposedly antinarcotics raid, a pattern that Kuzmarov maintains, was also used by other repressive regimes elsewhere.
These include accuracy tests, international certification, 256-bit encryption and the like.
ABS-CBN resumed broadcasting under the Lopezes after a popular revolt in 1986 ended the dictator’s rule. Perhaps the elder Lopez just wanted to make room for his young cousin Carlo Katigbak, who started as ABS-CBN’s president and CEO in January this year. So during rush hour, there is a large volume of vehicles that travel daily, resulting in traffic congestion on Edsa and C5,” Cavitex Infrastructure president Luigi Bautista said in a statement.
From there, Segment 2 covers another seven kilometers and ends in Kawit, Cavite, where it will connect with MPTC’s future expansion projects in Cavite. Thanks to automated voting, we knew, at least unofficially, within two days from the closing of the polls the results of the 2010 national elections. Proof of the widespread ridicule is the number of lawyer jokes unequalled in any other profession. The opposing lawyers are also encouraged to highlight the weaknesses and loopholes of the other party’s evidence.
But after stating his Bank of the Philippine Islands account held “a little less than 200 million,” he refused to sign a waiver. As we exercise prudence and caution in making judgments, let us also consider that many of those running for office do possess high ideals and are often motivated by a genuine desire to serve. Depending on the leadership, greater police presence in the community could lead to better enforcement of our laws.
Three weeks before election day, a poll of 50 highly-regarded political writers was taken on who they thought would win the election. Some note that the outfit was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission only last April 11.
However, Chinese leaders have openly said that any decision by the arbitration court will not be honored by China. Ana Church) at the end of Herran (now Pedro Gil) Street; “de Sapa” was used then because the church was erected by the banks of a small tributary of the nearby Pasig River. The Marcos mantra, for example, of “Sa ikauunlad ng bayan, disiplina ang kailangan (To achieve national development, discipline is needed)” was repeated in print and broadcast media day in, day out.
Kusmarov notes, Marcos was known to have used the methamphetamine trafficker Don Jose “Pepe” Oyson to control the poor. We do not wish it on others because someday even our own kin may also perish in the dark days of another dictatorship. With challenges up ahead, it should be interesting to see how this new generation of Lopezes steers the company in the years to come.  Miguel R.
We rarely see a policeman walking the streets or patrol cars moving around in residential areas. Strom Thurmond, who led a group of southern democrats, calling themselves “Dixiecrats.” A fourth candidate was a former commerce secretary, Henry Wallace, who ran under the Progressive Party with strong communist support. But the state by then had already equipped its antinarcotics unit with non-narcotics related equipment. So cut the bull—even our barangay leaders of today steal, how much more one elected to the vast powers of the Philippine presidency. They do not care if he tells diplomats to “shut up.” For one thing, they do not feel that their lives have improved substantially under leaders who were refined and well-bred, who spoke eloquently in perfect English or whose sense of humor was always clean and wholesome.
That is why bank accounts should matter in sizing up a candidate—they are an undisputable element of public trust.



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