A statement on the quo warranto issue

Brother Jose Mari Jimenez, FSC is the auxiliary visitor to the Philippines, a title which makes him the de facto head of the Congregation of La Salle Brothers in the Philippines and all the Lasallian institutions in the Philippines which include DLSU-Manila, De La Salle College of St. Benilde, DLSU- Lipa, DLSU-Dasmariñas, DLSU-Araneta (Caloocan), USLS -Bacolod, La Salle-Ozamis, La Salle-Greenhills, La Salle-Antipolo, La Salle-Zobel, St. Joseph’s-Bacolod, Br Hilario-Bataan......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 16th, 2018

SALN issue raised vs SC’s De Castro

A PRIVATE citizen asked the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) to initiate quo warranto proceedings this time against Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro also for failing to submit her statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN). Jocelyn Marie Acosta, a private citizen, sent a four-page letter….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Sereno answers ‘integrity’ issue in quo warranto case

      An applicant to a position in the judiciary who failed to submit his or her statement of assets, liabilities and networth (SALN) to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) would not negate the person's "integrity," Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said in her memorandum submitted to the Supreme Court.   Today is the deadline for the submission of memorandum of each of the parties in the quo warranto petition case before the Supreme Court.   READ:Calida on Sereno: 'She should be measured by the same yardstick'   With the submission of the memoranda, the high court has submitted the case for decision.   READ:SC ruli...Keep on reading: Sereno answers ‘integrity’ issue in quo warranto case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Quo warranto suit vs Sereno improper, Lagman insists; ‘politicized’ SC lamented

OPPOSITION leader Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman insisted that the quo warranto petition questioning Chief Justice Sereno’s appointment is improper. On the other hand, militant solons stressed that this issue concerning Sereno has been politicized. In a statement, Lagman said the removal of Sereno cannot be short-circuited by an improper quo….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Ex-CIA directors issue unprecedented Trump condemnation

WASHINGTON, USA – Former CIA directors and another half dozen of America's most senior spies have issued an unprecedented condemnation of President Donald Trump, after his decision to blacklist their colleague John Brennan. In a statement, ex-CIA bosses appointed by Republican and Democratic presidents – including Robert Gates, George Tenet, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

NTC, KBP team up to catch rogue broadcast stations during 2019 polls

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has partnered again with the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) to beef up its efforts against illegal broadcast stations ahead of the 2019 midterm elections. NTC made the in anticipation of a surge in fly-by-night broadcast stations, mostly in the provinces, which have victimized election candidates before. "Historically, we can see a steep increase in the number of cases in broadcast services in relation to unlicensed broadcasts leading to the election campaign period," NTC Deputy Commissioner Edgardo Cabarios said in a statement on Wednesday. "What we do is we immediately issue cease-and-desist and show cause orders...Keep on reading: NTC, KBP team up to catch rogue broadcast stations during 2019 polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Palace takes in stride economic managers’ views on federalism

MALACAÑANG yesterday said it views the misgivings of some economic managers about the federal system of government as proposed by the Consultative Committee (Con-com) as part of the “continuing discourse” on the issue. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque issued the statement after Fr. Ranhilio Aquino, a member of the Con-com, on….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Hot Stuff: Power Couple KathNiel Graces Metro s Statement Issue

Moving forward—through fashion......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

ASEAN to hit China reclamation, hail Trump-Kim talks

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will criticize China's land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea, based on a draft statement that the ministers will issue on Friday, August 4. They will also hail the June 12 meeting between US ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Lacson, Pangilinan still skeptical of Charter change despite Arroyo proposal

Two senatorsremained skeptical ofCharter change (Cha-cha) proposal even after Speaker Gloria Arroyo'slatest move to break the impasseon the issue. OnTuesday, Arroyo said that agreeing to the proposal to allow the House of Representatives and the Senate to vote separately would be the only way to move forward on Cha-cha. READ:Arroyo: House to vote separately from Senate on Cha-cha "Still a resounding no," Sen. Panfilo Lacson saidin text message when asked if the Senate would now consider Cha-cha after Arroyo's statement. "That's her statement now, yes," he said. "Once we have tied ourselves into adopting a joint resolution for a joint session with the HOR, there is no guarante...Keep on reading: Lacson, Pangilinan still skeptical of Charter change despite Arroyo proposal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ cast issues open letter in support of James Gunn

LOS ANGELES --- Chris Pratt and his fellow "Guardians of the Galaxy" cast mates are coming out in support of ousted director James Gunn 10 days after his firing. In an open letter Monday signed by Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel and five other main stars of the franchise, the cast said it fully supports the director and the character he showed both on the set of the first two movies and in the wake of his firing. Gunn was let go from directing the third installment of the franchise by The Walt Disney Co. after old tweets resurfaced where he joked about subjects like rape and pedophilia. The cast says it waited 10 days to issue a statement to "think, pray, list...Keep on reading: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ cast issues open letter in support of James Gunn.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologizes for offensive tweets

By George Henry, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologized Sunday for racist, homophobic and sexist tweets he sent as a teenager, calling them "some stupid stuff." "I definitely regret it, for sure," he said. The 25-year-old Newcomb spoke less than an hour after nearly pitching a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The tweets were sent in 2011 and 2012. "I just wanted to apologize for any insensitive material," Newcomb said. "It was a long time ago, six or seven years ago, saying some stupid stuff with friends." "I know I've grown a lot since then. I didn't mean anything by it. It was just something stupid I did a long time ago and I didn't mean anything by it, for sure," he said. Major League Baseball dealt with a similar situation this month involving Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader on the night he pitched in the All-Star Game. "Such inappropriate comments have no place in our game. We are aware of this serious issue, Billy Bean will meet with Mr. Newcomb this week, and we will identify an appropriate course of diversity training for him in the Atlanta community," MLB said in a statement. Bean is MLB's vice president for social responsibility and inclusion. He is a former big league outfielder and openly gay. Hader apologized after offensive tweets sent when he was a teen came to light on July 17. The next day, MLB said the 24-year-old Hader will be required to go through sensitivity training and participate in diversity and inclusion initiatives. Hader also met with Bean. "We are aware of the tweets that surfaced after today's game and have spoken to Sean, who is incredibly remorseful," the Braves said in a statement posted on Twitter. "Regardless of how long ago he posted them, he is aware of the insensitivity and is taking full responsibility." "We find the tweets hurtful and incredibly disappointing and even though he was 18 or 19 years old when posted, it doesn't make them any less tolerable. We will work together with Sean towards mending the wounds created in our community," the team said. Atlanta's clubhouse had already closed to the media after he answered questions about his career-best moment, a 4-1 victory in which he came within one strike of pitching a no-hitter. Chris Taylor broke up the bid with two out single in the ninth inning. Newcomb said he had forgotten about the tweets until he picked up his phone postgame and saw mentions of the posts. The Braves reopened the locker room about 30 minutes later — Newcomb said it was his idea for a team official to bring reporters back downstairs so he could address the subject. "This is something obviously that can't be happening," he said. "I feel bad about it. I don't mean to offend anybody. It was six, seven years ago. I didn't mean anything by it and I definitely regret it, for sure." Newcomb said he doesn't think the tweets will cause fallout among current teammates. "No, I don't think so," he said. "I think people that know me know that's not the kind of person I am. It's been a long time since then and at the same time I didn't mean anything by it.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Editorial: A travesty to Press Freedom

“there can be no press freedom if journalists exist in conditions of corruption, poverty or fear.” ~ NUJP (In this issue with some added notes is the statement of the NUJP-BB adopted as this week’s Editorial. ed.).....»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

Isn’t it ironic? ‘Heckler’s’ Twitter suspension was due to Alanis Morissette’s music video

Marcelo Landicho a.k.a. “Professional Heckler” has shed light on the suspension of his Twitter account, saying that it happened because of a copyright infringement issue. Landicho said in a statement released on Facebook that Universal Music flagged one of his posts for copyright infringement. The post, however, was deleted but screenshots of Landicho’s post was shared […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Victory Means PH Control in WPS: Lorenzana

Victory for the country in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) issue is only considered complete once full Filipino control or ownership is established in the territory, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said Thursday. “Until such time that we get the whole WPS to ourselves, it is not a victory to me,” Lorenzana said in a statement. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Magnum Air to cooperate with BOC about seized aircraft

Current owners of Magnum Air (Skyjet) Inc. expressed their hopes to resolve the issue involving the 80-seater aircraft that was seized by Bureau of Customs (BOC). Magnum Air's CEO Patrick Tan said in a statement that the new management team wanted to settle their liabilities but without the penalties cited by the government, which he insisted should not be shouldered by the company. Tan added thattheissueover theplanewasjust one of several irregularitiestheydiscovered during an internal compliance audit and corporate restructuring that began December 2016. Also, the said aircraft was legally admitted upon first importation as shown by documents submitted to the BOC seizure...Keep on reading: Magnum Air to cooperate with BOC about seized aircraft.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Few good options on anthem protests for NFL owners

By Jimmy Golen, Associated Press The controversy over NFL players protesting during the national anthem isn't going away, despite — or perhaps because of — team owners' efforts to stop players from using the forum to speak out on political causes. The league's attempt to turn responsibility for disciplining protesters over to individual teams backfired on Thursday when the Miami Dolphins tried to categorize raising a fist or kneeling during the anthem as "conduct detrimental to the club." That gave them the right to punish a player with a fine or up to a four-game suspension — one game more than Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston got when he was accused of groping an Uber driver. Hours after The Associated Press reported on Miami's rules, the NFL and the players union issued a joint statement saying they were putting any anthem conduct policy on hold to see if they could come up with a compromise. But the owners aren't left with many good options to diffuse the controversy, especially with President Donald Trump eager to fan the flames. Here's a look at some of them: LEAVE IT TO THE TEAMS The Plan: The league's solution, which the NFL Players Association challenged, was to allow each team to determine whether to punish its own players for protesting during the anthem. The policy adopted in May by team owners subjected clubs to fines and required players to stand if they are on the field during "The Star-Spangled Banner," though it allowed players to stay in the locker room if they wished. This would have given hard-line owners in conservative regions a chance to clamp down while allowing teams in more liberal areas to let their players have their say. As it turned out, all it did was punt the ball down the road. The Winners: None. With players punished in some cities and protesting freely in others, there would always be plenty to complain about for those inclined to do so. And everyone seems inclined to do so these days. The Losers: NFL owners. Any punishment is destined to divide the locker room and the fandom; should a team actually suspend a significant contributor, it would only be hurting itself. And the guarantee of unequal treatment between and within teams would surely keep the issue in the news for yet another season. GO BACK TO THE OLD WAY The Plan: Ask players to stand at attention during the national anthem, and hope that they do. The Winners: Players, who would retain the ability to call attention to causes they believe in, namely racial inequality and police brutality . And President Trump, who gets applause any time he attacks the protesting players as he stumps for Republicans in the November midterm elections. The Losers: NFL owners, or at least those like Houston's Bob McNair who have chafed at the notion of the "inmates running the prison." They lose control and remain a subject of Trump's ridicule. KEEP PLAYERS IN THE LOCKER ROOM DURING THE ANTHEM The Plan: Players can't protest during the anthem if they aren't on the field during the anthem. Or so the theory goes. But the demonstrations were never about the anthem itself; it started as a way for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to protest racial inequality and expanded into a league-wide us-vs.-them after Trump's hollered at one rally: "Get that son of a bitch off the field." The Winners: Fans who were triggered by the sight of players kneeling during the song. And players, who could surely find another forum for their protests. The Losers: NFL owners. The president has already said this isn't patriotic enough for him, so there's little hope of him easing up on his criticism. And it would cost them the connection to the flag and country they have worked hard to cultivate. COMPROMISE The Plan: Other sports worked with their players so that they didn't have to protest to be heard. Maybe the owners make a donation to the players' pet projects, play a video on the scoreboard, or otherwise give them a forum for their concerns. The Winners: Players. It's not about the protest, it's about the cause. The Losers: NFL owners. Even if they could stomach the loss of control, the political intrusion on the sport is bound to alienate some fans. STOP PLAYING THE ANTHEM BEFORE GAMES The Plan: Join almost every other country in the world and skip the forced display of patriotism that demands players stand at attention while fans check their phones, finish their hot dogs or take the opportunity to visit the bathroom. If teams want to honor the military or local first-responders, let them do so free from marketing deals. The Winners: Fans who don't consider the anthem an integral part of the sports experience, giving them another 90 seconds in to spend in game day traffic without missing anything. The Losers. NFL owners. Concessionaires. And a whole generation of American Idol also-rans......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

Duterte: Sorry, God

A few weeks after making his controversial God is “stupid” statement, President Duterte finally did what religious leaders and other quarters wanted him to do: issue an apology......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

iOS bug crashes messaging apps on iPhones after typing ‘Taiwan’

A recently discovered iOS bug caused iPhones to crash after the word "Taiwan" was typed in. The bug also kicked in when the Taiwanese flag emoji was used. The bug generally caused a "denial of service" issue in iPhone 5 and later models. It affected remote messaging apps like iMessage, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and other similar applications, according to a statement by security researcher Patrick Wardle, whom Apple credited for the discovery. When triggered, the bug would crash any app where the Taiwanese flag emoji or the word "Taiwan" had been typed in for iPhones where the region had not been properly set. Fortunately for iPhone users, Apple already patched the bu...Keep on reading: iOS bug crashes messaging apps on iPhones after typing ‘Taiwan’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Canada woman breaks silence on PM groping allegation

OTTAWA, Canada – A former journalist broke her silence on Friday, July 6, to stand by her allegation that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau groped her nearly two decades ago , when he was not politically involved. "I issue this statement reluctantly, in response to mounting media pressure to confirm that I was the reporter who was the subject of the Open ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Canada woman breaks silence on PM groping allegation

OTTAWA: A former journalist broke her silence on Friday to stand by her allegation that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau groped her nearly two decades ago, when he was not politically involved. “I issue this statement reluctantly, in response to mounting media pressure to confirm that I was the reporter who was the subject of the [...] The post Canada woman breaks silence on PM groping allegation appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018