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July 13,2013 12:22 AM

Four-time NBA MVP and two-time NBA champion LeBron James is headed for Manila.

Nike Philippines will bring James over for a one-day promotional visit on July 23, according to a press release, to "inspire the Filipino youth and aspiring basketball athletes to embark on their own pursuit of greatness."

James this past season averaged 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.7 steals as a member of the defending champions Miami Heat.

In addition to James, the country will also play host to Houston Rocket James Harden and New Orleans Pelican Eric Gordon from July 26 to 28, for the NBA 3X Philippines 2013. Then in October, the entire Houston Rockets squad takes on the Indiana Pacers in a preseason exhibition game at the MOA Arena. (GMA News)

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A decade of commitment

July 26, 2014 12:08 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

TIME flies so fast.  It seems like yesterday when this column first appeared in this paper on July 23, 2004.  Ten years - a full decade - had passed since then.

The topic of that first article was on the decision of the Philippine government to withdraw the tiny contingent of Filipino troops in Iraq.  Iraqi militants kidnapped Filipino truck driver Angelo de la Cruz and threatened to behead him unless Filipino troops leave their country.  Read more...

Desiring and getting what we want properly

July 26, 2014 12:06 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Gospel Reading: Matthew 13,44-52

THE Liturgy of the Word continues to talk about the Kingdom of God. Last Sunday, Jesus Christ used three parables to help his listeners understand what the Kingdom of heaven was all about – namely, the parable of the weeds and the good seed, Read more...

Quota-bound

July 26, 2014 12:05 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

IN AN open letter July 21, A. Steven Chan called the export program of the Philippine sugar industry “fiction” since the sugar that is exported is actually replaced by imports.

Simply put, we export our sugar and then import to replenish what we exported. Seems unsound but if we export and get a high price and import at a low price, then there is profit for the exporter-importer. Read more...

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