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5 ASG bandits give up

FIVE members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) including their sub leader surrendered to government forces on Friday in Sulu. They were identified as Berham Lutian alias Vietnam, ASG sub-leader; Abdulsalam Ajul alias Rambo; Simal Sali, Alvin Alibasa and Ahmajir Ahmad alias Abu Darda. The bandits who decided to return to….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMay 12th, 2018

Cash reward awaits Abu tipsters

ZAMBOANGA CITY , Philippines– The provincial government of Sulu will give a cash reward in exchange for information on the Abu Sayyaf bandits, a security off.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 9th, 2017

'MBExclusive: “I expect Jordan to have fun and give his best to make his Filipi…

#MBExclusive: “I expect Jordan to have fun and give his best to make his Filipino nation proud. His excitement and infectious smile will be on full display. What beats playing for millions of loyal die-hard fans who love your dearly?” – Mike Clarkson, father of Jordan Clarkson “I expect Jordan to have fun and give… link: #MBExclusive: “I expect Jordan to have fun and give his best to make his Filipi….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News14 hr. 18 min. ago

Senate approves creation of Calamba City’s lone legislative district  

The Senateon Tuesdayapproved on third and final reading a bill seeking to create the lone legislative district of Calamba City in Laguna. Sponsored by Senator Juan Edgardo Angara,House Bill No. 990was approved with 19 affirmative votes, no negative vote, and no abstention. Angara, chair of the Senate Committee on Local Government,said the creation of the new legislative district of Calamba City would "focus on the needs of its constituents and bring them to the national government's attention." "In consideration of the size and continued progress of the city, it is only right that we give them proper representation in the national government," Angara said. The senator explain...Keep on reading: Senate approves creation of Calamba City’s lone legislative district  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Customs challenges PDEA: Name our corrupt personnel

MANILA, Philippines – After Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) chief Director General Aaron Aquino blamed Bureau of Customs (BOC) personnel for supposedly letting smugglers escape with  one ton of shabu , the bureau fired back. In a phone interview with Rappler, BOC spokesman Erastus Austria said the PDEA should give them the information they ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Spotify is testing a ‘skip ad’ feature for free users

Last month in Australia, Spotify quietly rolled out a feature that allows users to skip ads, even for those who don't pay a subscription. Spotify, now one of the best-known digital music streaming services, has begun testing a new feature dubbed "Active Media" that will give users the option to skip unwanted ads and continue listening to their music. While it may sound counterintuitive, the company believes there is a lot to be gained from providing this feature. Danielle Lee, Spotify's global head of partner solutions, in an interview with Ad Age, said that this provides "a more engaging audience to our advertisers," as they could better match ads to certain demographics, and ...Keep on reading: Spotify is testing a ‘skip ad’ feature for free users.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Amid delay, Duterte says he s monitoring flood situation

President Rodrigo Duterte: “You will just have to give us some allowances for our delay and you know I’ve been monitoring the situation since the other night. Medyo kulang kami ng tulog but I think everything is all right.” Source link link: Amid 'delay,' Duterte says he's monitoring flood situation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Duterte fires ‘high-ranking’ military official over ‘ghost deliveries’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte fired a “high-ranking” military official over P1.5-million worth of “ghost deliveries,” his spokesman announced on Monday. In a television interview, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said Duterte has been “really aggrieved” by this corruption incident as the Armed Forces of the Philippines was “close to his heart.” But Roque did not give the [...] The post Duterte fires ‘high-ranking’ military official over ‘ghost deliveries’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Manila police give free rides to stranded commuters

The Manila Police District (MPD) is giving free rides to people stranded by flooding along Espaa Boulevard and Taft Avenue.   Starting Sunday, members of the MPD quick response team (QRT) launched "Oplan Libreng Sakay" to the public from Kalaw in Taft Avenue to Welcome Rotonda in Quezon City.   The free rides will continue until flooding subsides along that stretch of road.   At 9 a.m., Monday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration issued a Yellow Warning Level over Metro Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Rizal, Zambalaes, and Bataan due to the threat of more monsoon rain.   It advised the residents to take...Keep on reading: Manila police give free rides to stranded commuters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Gov t, NGOs give P105 million in aid to monsoon victims

MANILA, Philippines – The government and various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have provided a total of P105,999,704.09 worth of assistance to families affected by rain from the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat. In a statement on Sunday, August 12, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) gave the following breakdown: .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

‘Silver Sable’ and ‘Black Cat’: 2 forthcoming spin-offs from ‘Spider-Man’ universe

Sony has plans to gain greater traction in the superhero universe. Following the release of "Venom" on October, the studio is considering two further films featuring two more characters from the Spider-Man franchise, Silver Sable and Black Cat. In the run-up to the release of the much-awaited film about Spider-Man's arch-enemy "Venom" with Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams, Sony is already evaluating further Spider-Man universe projects. In June, previously announced plans for a single film that would feature Silver Sable, a war criminal-hunting mercenary and Black Cat, a catsuited burglar, were scrapped. Instead, the studio intends to give each of the characters a standalone mov...Keep on reading: ‘Silver Sable’ and ‘Black Cat’: 2 forthcoming spin-offs from ‘Spider-Man’ universe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Houston s Watson healthy and ready for more work this week

By Kristie Rieken, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson was back in a game this week for the first time since surgery to repair a right knee injury in November, and although he didn't play long, he relished his return. "I just played five snaps, handed the ball off, threw one pass," Watson said. "So, it wasn't too bad. Good to just go out there for a couple plays and then watch everyone else perform." The Houston Texans quarterback is looking to build on his limited action as the team prepares for two practices with the San Francisco 49ers next week before hosting them in their second preseason game on Saturday. Watson's health and development in his second year will be critical as Houston tries to bounce back from a season filled with injuries during which the team went 4-12 for its first losing season since 2013. Though he played in just seven games before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in practice, Watson gave the Texans optimism that he'll be the answer to their longtime problems at the position. He threw for 1,699 yards and 19 touchdowns and ran for 269 yards and two more scores after Houston traded up to select him with the 12th overall pick in the 2017 draft. Saturday was the team's first practice back in Houston after the Texans spent the first part of training camp in West Virginia. Although they had to adjust to the hotter temperatures at home, Watson and the Texans got a boost from working out in front of several hundred cheering fans. "The climate ... it's hot and muggy but at the end of the day we have to come out here and play football and perform and just focus on our task," he said. "So, it's always good to have the fans around and show love. They give us energy and high hopes for this season." The 22-year-old said he's grown a lot since arriving in Houston last season and is looking forward to building on what he did last year. "Just really (grown) as a person as a whole and then just the knowledge of the game," he said. "Just being able to understand the offense, understand what the defense is doing and just play faster, just go out there and play and not overthink things." Coach Bill O'Brien, who worked with Tom Brady when he was an assistant with the Patriots, has enjoyed watching Watson develop and is looking for ways to help him take another step. "I think there's areas where he and I need to grow together, like in the red area," he said. "We're a little bit behind there but we have to work together on that and see if we can execute better down there, but I think there's a lot of areas where he's gotten better and better, and he'll only get better and better because he works at it and the experience he gets will really help him." Watson is working behind a revamped offensive line this year after last year's group allowed the second-most sacks in the league. So far, he likes the way the unit is coming together. "Guys just building chemistry, working hard each and every day, never complaining," Watson said. "They make mistakes, but at the end of the day they correct those mistakes and don't make it twice, just like everyone else on the offense. Just guys that love to play football. They have a passion about going in ... and putting in the work, and (are) passionate about winning.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

NCAA: Prince Eze wins game, then Player of the Week for Perpetual

Not wanting to get embarassed by the San Sebastian Golden Stags on their own home floor last Thursday, Prince Eze made sure to not let the Perpetual Help Altas and the Perpetualites in attendance down. "At halftime, I got mad actually," admitted first-year Perpetual head coach Frankie Lim as the Altas fell behind by as much as 21 points against their visitors. "I told them, guys, it's not about the Xs and Os. It's about your desire to win." Prince Eze and the Altas responded with a huge third quarter-outing to give themselves a chance to stun the Golden Stags. In the final frame, Perpetual and San Sebastian figured in a nip and tuck affair that saw the tilt go down to the final possession. With 3.3 ticks left, the two proud squads were knotted at 76-all. Burning his last timeout, Lim crafted a play for his main man Prince Eze, who had anchored his defense all game long. After the timeout, Eze received a well-time lob from AJ Coronel, perfectly angling his hands in the air to lay-in the game-winner with .5 seconds to spare. Disaster averted. "I don't want to lose whatever it takes," the 21-year-old Nigerian student-athlete said. "I know if I tap the ball, I'm still gonna catch it back. So I went inside." For his heroics, Eze, who finished the game with 22 points, 18 rebounds, and six blocks, was crowned as the Chooks-to-Go NCAA Press Corps Player of the Week. Though Eze says that luck has been on their side so far that has led them to solo fourth in the standings, their current mindset is something that they must sustain the rest of the way. "I mean, a win is a win. And we have to live with that," last season's Defensive Player of the Year shared. Eze bested CJ Perez of Lyceum, Robert Bolick of San Beda, Bong Quinto of Letran, and Alvin Capobres of San Sebastian for the weekly honor handed out by print and online writers covering the league......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

How a shoemaker became America’s most controversial mystic -- and inspired Edgar Allan Poe

Andrew Jackson Davis may not be a prominent figure now, but in the 19th century, he amassed a dedicated following that helped give rise to Spiritualism, a once-popular religion that believed in communicating with the dead. Davis used the teachings of a German doctor named Anton Mesmer to enter trance….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Pay up or else: Spain warns of online sextortion

MADRID, Spain – Spanish police warned on Saturday, August 11, of a massive blackmail campaign to expose web users' supposed visits to porn sites unless they pay up – a technique police calls 'sextortion'. "Criminals send an email in which they give a personal password belonging to the target, and which ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Ban on single-occupancy vehicles on EDSA puts public at risk: De Lima

The MMDA’s plan to disallow single-occupancy vehicles along EDSA during rush hour could give rise to “passengers-for-hire,” the senator says. Source link link: Ban on single-occupancy vehicles on EDSA puts public at risk: De Lima.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

BLOGTABLE: How many games will Rockets win in 2018-19?

NBA.com blogtable The Rockets led the league with 65 victories last season. How many games do you think they can win in 2018-19? * * * David Aldridge: Fewer, but that's not a big deal. The assumption here is they'll rest Chris Paul more and more going forward to give him the best chance at getting to the postseason, so that may cost them 4-6 meaningless regular season wins. And if you take away another handful because of the dual loss of Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute, let's pencil Houston in for 55-57 regular season wins. Don't think that will be a big deal as long as they don't finish fourth in the west and have to face Golden State in the second round. Tas Melas: The general sentiment among basketball fans is that the Rockets will be far worse (the over-under line in Vegas is 55.5 wins!). What actually happened with the roster to forecast such a drop-off? It’s basically Carmelo Anthony and James Ennis replacing the departed Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute (leaving out the additions of RJ Hunter, Michael Carter-Williams, Markel Brown and draft picks at this point). Everyone will point to the defensive issues with Melo starting over Ariza. Defense is an attitude. Yes, a coach needs the personnel, but as much as it is about the guys on the floor, it’s also about the locker room, and I still think there’s enough with Clint Capela, Chris Paul and PJ Tucker (Ariza was part of mediocre Rockets defenses the two years before last season, which were also before James Harden improved defensively). And Melo replacing Ariza is why Ennis was signed – to be the defensive yang to Melo’s offensive ying. Melo can play primarily in the 1st and 3rd with Ennis playing the most important defensive minutes in the 4th. Exposing Melo might happen more in the playoffs, but for the regular season, I see this as a 62-win team. They do still realize that they need the 1-seed to beat Golden State. Shaun Powell: I'd go with the under here and say 60 wins for the Rockets, not because they're in for a steep decline. I'm just not sure they're willing to press for wins in April, given the unpredictability of Chris Paul's vulnerable body, which potentially cost them the Western Conference title (and maybe an NBA title) last season. The Rockets needed to get best record and home-court advantage in the West last season for their mental health. That's not necessarily the case now. John Schuhmann: Even if the Rockets kept the same team together and were relatively healthy, another 65-win season would have been difficult in a deeper Western Conference. And the departure of Trevor Ariza and the loss of depth at the forward positions should hurt them, especially on defense, where they ranked sixth last season. They still have a terrific core of five guys -- Harden, Paul, Capela, Eric Gordon and Tucker -- and should be plenty motivated to get back to where they were a few months ago, so I'll guess that they finish with 59-61 wins, which would still be good for the second best season in franchise history. Sekou Smith: I think the Rockets are capable of another 60-win season. But it'll take a monstrous effort to duplicate the season they had a year ago. And I'm not sure it's worth the energy. The Rockets need only maintain an advantage over the Golden State Warriors to ensure that a potential Game 7 in the Western Conference finals is played at the Toyota Center (only this time with a healthy Chris Paul). If the Warriors decide to attack the 2018-19 regular season the same way they did the 2017-18 regular season, the Rockets would be wise to push only hard enough to maintain a reasonable cushion ahead of the two-time defending champs. There's nothing else to prove. We know the Rockets are capable of winning it all. We witnessed it last season, right up until the moment that Paul suffered his injury......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Koko willing to give up PDP-Laban post, but not to Rogelio Garcia - Inquirer.net

Koko willing to give up PDP-Laban post, but not to Rogelio Garcia - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

4th weekend of shows starts tonight at 8 PM! You wouldn’t want to miss any part …

4th weekend of shows starts tonight at 8 PM! You wouldn’t want to miss any part of the show. And you wouldn’t want the hassle of looking for your seat in the dark, in front of the other people in the audience once the show has started. Come early and give yourself enough time to… link: 4th weekend of shows starts tonight at 8 PM! You wouldn’t want to miss any part ….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Where to find our true rest

CHRIST himself said it very clearly that it is in him where we can find our true rest. These are his words: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Mt 11,28) To be sure, the rest that Christ gives us is not only physical. It is […] The post Where to find our true rest appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Cambodia PM Facebook hacked to ‘give away parliament seats’

PHNOM PENH: Hackers targeted the official Facebook page of Cambodia’s premier Hun Sen on Friday and falsely claimed he would cede several parliamentary seats, an official said, after the strongman swept last month’s election virtually uncontested. The long-serving leader’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) is expected to take all 125 spots in parliament when official [...] The post Cambodia PM Facebook hacked to ‘give away parliament seats’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018