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DOTr gives consortium original proponent status

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By Myla Iglesias | July 18, 2018
CLARK, Pampanga. --  The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has given the  so-called super consortium composed of seven conglomerates an original proponent status (OPS) on its P106-billion unsolicited proposal for the expansion, rehabilitation and operation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).



Aquino questions NBI’s Dengvaxia complaint

By ASHZEL HACHERO | July 18, 2018
FORMER President Benigno Aquino III yesterday said he was denied due process by the National Bureau of Investigation which is asking the Office of the Ombudsman to prosecute him in connection with the P3.5-billion procurement of the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine for his government’s anti-dengue vaccination program.


Selling federalism a gargantuan task

July 18,2018
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‘With this finding, more critics of federalism are bound to come out with even stronger and more convincing arguments.’


Arum now singing different tune

By Bong Pedralvez | July 18,2018
LOOK who’s singing a different tune now that Manny Pacquiao has boosted his stock by wresting the World Boxing Association welterweight crown from Argentine Lucas Matthysse with a sensational seventh-round knockout win in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last Sunday.


‘Mamma Mia!’ returns

July 18,2018
LONDON — Amid olive trees and plenty of ABBA tunes, the musical world of “Mamma Mia” took over a London theatre on Monday for the film sequel’s world premiere with Oscar winner Meryl Streep and pop diva Cher among the attendees.



A healthy home starts with clean air

July 18,2018
CONTRARY to the notion of some that indoor air is safe, air pollution inside the home can be harmful to the health. The air indoors can, in fact, be more dangerous than outdoor air, with various allergens, germs, bacteria and air contaminants being trapped inside and building up over time. 

Special Features

FORD DRIVING SKILLS FOR LIFE: Essential driving skills literally keep families together

By Gregory E. Bautista | July 17,2018
FAMILIES are literally torn apart in seconds during a road crash. YouTube is full of videos showing avoidable crashes caused by oftentimes, simple and even silly driving mistakes. I had witnessed an accident in Tagaytay some three years ago when a pick-up plummeted into a ditch then flipped into a residential lot, killing all but one of the vehicle’s occupants. 

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Column of the Day

Tearing down the house (Second of a series)

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By Jego Ragragio | July 18,2018
‘The draft Federal Constitution is a clear example of tearing a house down in order to install a new door—where the new door goes into an existing door jamb. There’s barely anything new here, and the few things that are new, don’t actually need a constitutional amendment.’

Opinion of the Day

Heed this constitutional expert’s warning

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By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | July 18, 2018
‘The critique of Gene Lacza Pilapil, assistant professor of Political Science at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, one of the resource persons, should warn us about the draft Federal Constitution produced by the Duterte-created Consultative Committee.’