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THE Court of Appeals has overturned the judgment of the lower court on Janet Lim Napoles for illegal detention of her nephew Benhur Luy. This decision however, must be viewed as distinct and separate from the subsisting charges against her on the pork barrel anomaly. This is precisely why she remains incarcerated. What bears watching are public overtures of her lawyer regarding turning state witness? Anent to this is the proposition from her camp to be detained under conditions of “house arrest”?

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THEY were doing lunch in a five-star hotel and they wore the uniform of managers in their late 20’s to early 30’s, black jacket over white shirt, each touting their most essential accessory, a smartphone. The five of them, three guys and two girls, were fully focused and totally not speaking to one another as they studied the tool they were holding in their hands as if it were a grenade they could not let go of. But it was lunchtime, shouldn’t they be enjoying the noon break?

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In 2001, in the pervading mood of national resentment following complaints against certain units of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) in Philippine universities, highlighted by the death of a cadet whose body was found floating in the Pasig River in 2001, Congress enacted RA 9163 , the National Service Training Program Act, that effectively stopped the ROTC program which had long been required for all college students in the country.

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Jesus said to his disciples: “If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” Philip said to him, “Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own. The Father who dwells in me is doing his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else, believe because of the works themselves. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father.

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Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II yesterday met the lawyer of alleged “pork barrel” fund scam mastermind businesswoman Janet L. Napoles to discuss the possibility of turning her into a state witness.

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A driverless car (also called a self-driving car or an autonomous vehicle) is a robotic vehicle that is designed to travel without a driver. In the next 10 years or so, taxis would be self-driving and might be common sight on public roads. Actually, Singapore is the first country to already put up to a dozen taxis on the roads for testing in August 2016 although it is relatively limited in scope. Taxi and delivery drivers will see their jobs dry up as autonomous vehicles hit the road.

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