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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

MAJOR POINT: Has the PBA Solved Its Draft Problem?

Late last week on October 12th, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) made an announcement that the PBA Board of Governors voted and agreed unanimously that starting 2019, the number 1 overall draft pick can no longer be traded and is exclusively for the worst team in the league to pick who they choose. At first glance, the PBA’s announcement looks like a solution to the draft problem that has gone on for over a decade. If you just read the headline or skimmed through the press release or an article written on the subject maybe you think the PBA has found its solution to the draft problem that caused division in the PBA Board and led to the hiring of a new commissioner after another draft debacle last year. Ever the skeptic, I read more than the headlines. Instead of skimming through the press release and articles, I read the fine print. After my readings and a few discussions with basketball people, do I feel the PBA has found a solution to its draft problem? I’m skeptical. I have questions. But before we get to my questions, lets take a look at how the PBA got itself in a situation where they had to make an actual rule that the worst team in the league CAN’T trade the number one overall pick: 2005: Anthony “Jay” Washington gets drafted number one overall by Air21 Express. Washington gets traded on draft day to the Talk ’N Text Phone Pals. Talk ’N Text was second in wins in the PBA in the three conferences leading up to the 2005 draft. 2008: The Talk ’N Text Phone Pals have picks 2 and 4 in the first round of the draft despite being tied for the most number of wins in the 2006-2007 season. They draft Jared Dillinger and Rob Reyes with those picks. TNT trades Jay Washington to the San Miguel Beermen and acquires the third overall pick, which turns out to be Jayson Castro. 2009: Japeth Aguilar is selected number one overall by the Burger King Whoppers. Aguilar plays one game for the Whoppers, before he is shipped to the Talk N Text Tropang Texters in a three-way trade also involving Barako Bull. Burger King was able to get Barako Bull’s 2010 (previously acquired by Talk ‘N Text) and 2012 first-round picks along with Talk ‘N Text’s 2013 and 2014 first-round picks. 2010: Noy Baclao and Rabeh Al-Hussaini are selected first and second overall by Air21 Express. Midway through their rookie season both Baclao and Al-Hussaini along with Rey Guevarra are traded to Petron Blaze in exchange for Danny Seigle, Dondon Hontiveros, Dorian Peña and Paul Artadi. Baclao and Al-Hussaini help the Petron Blaze win the 2011 PBA Governors’ Cup. Al-Hussaini wins Rookie of the Year. 2012: The Petron Blaze Boosters (from Barako Bull via Air21) select June Mar Fajardo number one overall. 2013: Barangay Ginebra (from Air21) selects Greg Slaughter number one overall. Barako Bull had the fourth, fifth and sixth picks in the first round. Barako Bull decides to trade away all three first round picks. The fifth pick turns out to be Terrence Romeo. 2014: Despite winning the Philippine Cup in a 4-0 sweep, Talk ’N Text lands the second and fourth picks overall and selects Kevin Alas and Matthew Ganuelas-Rosser before the 2014-2015 PBA season begins. Alas & Ganuelas-Rosser help Talk ’N Text win the 2015 Commisioner’s Cup. Kia Sorento with their first pick in franchise history selects Manny Pacquiao 11th overall. 2015: Despite winning the 2015 Commissioner’s Cup, Talk ’N Text has the number one overall pick (from Blackwater). Talk ’N Text selects Moala Tautuaa number one and then two days later trade for the number two overall pick, Troy Rosario (Mahindra). 2016: The “Special” Draft. Gilas players are selected behind closed doors. One Gilas cadet per team, not to be traded for two years. Draft order was never released to the PBA fans/public. 2017: The San Miguel Beerman, despite winning two championships, having the most wins and the best win percentage, select Christian Standhardinger number one overall after a trade from Kia. Losing out on the Standhardinger sweepstakes, TNT blasts Commissioner Narvasa for approving the trade. The PBA divides where seven teams declare they have a “loss of confidence” in Commissioner Narvasa. Five teams support Commissioner Narvasa. After a three-month stalemate, Commissioner Narvasa steps down and the PBA Board appoints a new commissioner, Willie Marcial. As you can see, it is a little more complicated than having the number one overall pick protected from a trade. While the number one overall pick has been traded seven times in the last 13 years, which has to be some kind of record, there have been other issues as well. And that is where my long list of questions begins: -    What’s to stop an already winning team from stacking up multiple first round picks other than the number one overall pick, like in 2008 and 2014? -    This "no trading of the top pick rule" becomes effective in 2019. Why the wait? Why can’t it apply this year? Columbian Dyip has the first pick this season. History says they could likely trade that pick to a championship team. Why do we have to go through this make-believe world another year? -    Hypothetically, how would the PBA handle this situation: Phoenix trades an active player to Rain or Shine for ROS’s 2021 1st round pick. Unfortunately, in 2020, ROS has a variety of injuries and acquires the number one overall pick. What happens then? Who gets the first pick? ROS or Phoenix? -    After the first pick is drafted, when does that player selected first become tradeable? Can it be traded after the draft? If not, for how long? Looking at the draft history of the last 13 years, you have to wonder, what were the objectives of teams like Air21, Barako Bull & Kia? Were those teams in the league to form competitive teams? Were they attempting to build championship teams? Why were those teams trading so many of their top picks? Columbian justified its trading of the number pick last year by saying they were going to play in an “unconventional” way. Their unconventional way has led them to five wins in 31 games so far this season. It has also earned them the number one overall pick for the second year in a row. The PBA Draft is supposed to be fun. It used to be fun. Before 2005, the PBA Draft was a legitimate event. It was something to look forward to. The idea of the draft is still special in theory. It’s a day where dreams come true. Drafted players lives change that day. Many times, the lives of a player's family change forever when their son or husband or father is drafted in the PBA. It's an opportunity for teams who have struggled to get better. It's supposed to give hope to teams drafting high and a challenge to teams drafting low. That is how the draft system is supposed to work. Unfortunately, in the PBA that system has been broke for a long time. I like the idea and the spirit of the draft. However, last year on my podcast, Staying MAJOR, I argued that the PBA should scrap its draft. That made me sad. It made me sad because I feel like the spirit of the PBA Draft has been lost. It's been lost by teams manipulating the system for the improvement of their individual team or their team's objective, but not for the betterment of the league. I’m tired of the PBA Draft getting hijacked every year. And now we have to likely go through it again this year. Even after what happened last year. Not being able to trade the number one pick sounds good. It’s a nice blanket statement. I even think it might be a step in the right direction. But, sometimes when you're bleeding, you need more than a band-aid. Fans aren’t naive. They can figure out what’s going on when year after year the rich get richer and the poor stay poor. Maybe some of my questions will get answered here as the draft approaches? Maybe Columbian Dyip won’t trade their pick again? Maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part? If there is a silver lining, it is at least the PBA and its Board have acknowledged that there is a problem. At least there was an attempt to fix it. I’d say vetting of new potential franchises, so the PBA doesn’t have members who want to trade their draft picks to already successful teams is the bigger issue, but hopefully this is a start of trying to level the playing field. Wouldn’t it be fun to have teams that haven’t won in a while, keep their picks and build contending teams? Or at least not give them to the already strong teams? Wouldn’t that be fun? Wouldn’t it be fun to celebrate the draft spirit of hope on draft day without trying to figure out how the best teams ended up with the top picks again? The PBA is a professional, competitive, sports league. That’s what it’s supposed to be. The PBA is supposed to be fun too. However, it’s NOT fun or competitive when the top teams keep picking high every year. That’s not real competition to me. So will the PBA’s new rule regarding the number one overall pick change anything? This year, no. Starting next year, maybe. I’d like to be optimistic that there will be change or that this rule will initiate an on-going conversation of how to make the draft better. Unfortunately, we still have a full year of waiting before we find out. Eric Menk played in the PBA from 1999 to 2016. Menk is a four-time PBA champion, three-time PBA Finals MVP and one-time PBA MVP (2005). He will be writing for ABS-CBN Sports weekly. Menk also has his podcast Staying MAJOR as welll as his own YouTube channel ......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Warriors dominance in the West shows no sign of relenting

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com We have reached the point in this Golden State Warriors’ chokehold on the Western Conference where it turns spooky: The last team out West to deny the Warriors (technically) no longer exists. Yes, the LA Clippers are still right where they’ve always been. But all other traces of May 3, 2014, when they beat the Warriors in the first round of the playoffs, have turned to dust. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, JJ Redick, DeAndre Jordan, Jamal Crawford -- they’re all gone. Usually, it’s the loser who feels the cold repercussions and fallout of a first-round defeat in the playoffs. But what’s often lost as the Warriors run the table in the West is how they’ve shattered so many teams, schemes and dreams along the way. In hindsight, four years ago was not the beginning of “Lob City” and the Clippers. It was the beginning of their end. The wreckage left behind by the Warriors over the ensuing 53 months underlines the undeniable truth: They’ve taken ownership of their very own West Side Story. They had a record-setting 73-win regular season. They’ve won 12 straight West payoff series (and 15 of 16 playoff series overall). Only twice – the West finals in 2016 and '18 -- did they endure the indignity of needing to survive Game 7 in the West playoffs. In short, this dynasty shows no signs of dying this season. If anything, the argument can be made -- even before it’s proven as fact -- that the 2018-19 Warriors are their most talented team yet. All-Stars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson welcomed a fifth, DeMarcus Cousins, to their mix this summer. That is not typical in the NBA, folks. “This," Durant said, "is going to be an exciting season. Fun.” The Warriors’ five All-Stars (two of whom are former Kia MVPs) are still in their prime. And given that Andre Iguodala tends to transform from a fossil to an X-factor when spring arrives, perhaps only injury or another uncontrollable circumstance will keep the Warriors from making it an NBA-record five straight Western Conference crowns. “In terms of encouraging each other, being in tune with some of the things that might be thrown at you, whether it's injuries, whether it's a couple of slumps on the court, whatever the case is, we adapt really well and we don't stay down for too long,” Curry said. The Rockets, who won 65 games a season ago, are perhaps the most realistic challenger to the Warriors out West. But it's quite possible that Houston is weaker than it was in 2017-18. To understand how high the Warriors are sitting on the throne, you must survey what they’ve left behind. Just look at how the biggest threats in the West have either hit dead ends or maxed themselves out trying to chase the Warriors since 2014. Memphis Grizzlies: At one point, they were considered the toughest matchup for the Warriors because they were polar opposite in style. Half-court and methodical, the Grizzlies took a switchblade to the basketball, slowing the tempo. And they exploited Golden State’s lone weaknesses: Interior size and overall strength. They physically beat up the Warriors in the paint (Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol) and on the perimeter (Tony Allen). Additionally, Mike Conley was at times a handful at point guard at a time when Curry was winning MVP awards. But health and age wore the Grizzlies down and eventually forced them into a current reinvention that likely won’t reap benefits until after the Warriors are finished. Oklahoma City Thunder: As one of only two West teams (Houston being the other) to force the Warriors into a seventh game, OKC was prime for a takeover in 2016. That season, OKC eliminated a 67-win San Antonio Spurs team in the West semfinals. Durant and Russell Westbrook were healthy, humming and helping the Thunder to a 3-1 lead in the West finals. That, however, was their apex, and the costly collapse was heightened by the “Klay Game” (41 points in Game 6). Imagine, if not for a fateful turn of events -- Klay’s 3-point rampage, KD’s second-half Game 7 vapor and the Warriors losing the 2016 Finals to Cleveland -- maybe Durant sticks around in OKC. At any rate, the post-2016 West finals reconstruction being done by the Thunder (Exhibit A: The short-lived Carmelo Anthony experience) is falling short so far. Portland Trail Blazers: They were never seriously considered a thorn to the Warriors, and still aren’t. It’s just that they played themselves. They were fooled by the events in 2016, when they beat the injury-hampered Clippers in the first round. They were then somewhat competitive against the Warriors in the West semifinals (winning one game by 12, losing another in OT and the elimination game by just four). Flushed with false hope, that summer the Blazers handed out rich extensions to rotational players and, unfortunately, locked themselves into a team that hasn’t won a playoff game since. San Antonio Spurs: Like the Grizzlies, the Spurs caused trouble for the Warriors because of their disciplined style that put the brakes on the pace. San Antonio ruled the West just prior to the Warriors’ run and the proud franchise wasn’t willing to relinquish its hold so easily, causing the Warriors to shiver by winning the regular season matchup from 2014-16. Still, like Memphis, the Spurs turned gray almost overnight. Tim Duncan retired, Tony Parker lost some zip and then, of course, came the sneaky Zaza Pachulia foot plant that KO’d Kawhi Leonard in the first game of their 2017 series. It hasn’t been the same for the Spurs, who shipped off the disgruntled Leonard this summer. Houston Rockets: While the Warriors were able to build around Curry to create a dynasty, the Rockets are in their third attempt to do likewise with James Harden. The Dwight Howard experiment was an exploding cigar, and then the strategy of turning Harden into a point guard failed to draw blood. Chris Paul arrived last season and the best record in the West followed, but Paul has always limped at the wrong time. True to form, his body failed him in the conference finals, just when the Rockets were up 3-2 on the Warriors and primed to issue a stunning statement. The conference-wide process of teams searching for the formula to bring an end to this “Golden” era has taken on an interesting twist. Except for the Rockets, who shuffled their deck slightly this summer, other West contenders are on a semi-defeatist two-year plan. As in: We’re not ready now, but look out in a coupla years! LeBron James joined the Lakers this summer, but it’s hard to take them seriously when LeBron himself says his new team isn’t breathing the same air as the defending champs. His supporting cast is a mix of pups with no playoff experience and vets who’ve seen better days. It’s foolhardy to doubt the potential of any team with LeBron — eight straight trips to the championship round is no joke, even if it came through the East. But they’ll stand a better chance next season, especially if they’re bringing Kawhi or Jimmy Butler by then. There’s also the Utah Jazz, a Spurs-like operation led by a pair of Spurs alums in GM Dennis Lindsey and coach Quin Snyder. Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is a star in the making, but you need more than one of those to match Golden State. Perhaps in time, Mitchell will get a shotgun rider, but Utah is a tough sell for A-list free agents. Houston stands out from the pack with Harden, Paul and center Clint Capela, who gave the Warriors fits last spring. They’re still an attractive, turnkey team. Adding Anthony provides scoring, but does he impact a potential West finals rematch in 2019? With Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute gone, where is the perimeter defense coming from? Is it possible that Houston, with Paul aging, had its best chance last spring and didn’t cash in? It’s also possible the Warriors will do everyone in the West a favor and destroy themselves in the very near future. Durant can become a free agent next summer. Thompson’s contract is up, too, although he’s been very clear about his preference to stay even if that means making below market value. “What’s happening right now is going to be really tough to replicate for anybody,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “You have the proverbial window, however you want to put it. We have an incredible opportunity that’s just not always going to be here. We want to take full advantage not only from a success standpoint but from an enjoyment standpoint. “We’re well aware that it’s not going to last forever.” But that’s getting ahead of the story here, which is whether the Warriors will fall shy of The Finals for the first time since 2014. A three-time champion is bringing everyone back and will add a bonus whenever the healing Cousins returns. Basketball can sometimes be a funny game and anything can happen to throw this scenario for a loop. Until then, however, it's hard to imagine anything derailing another season of Warriors dominance. Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Philippines mulls sponsoring catastrophe bond issue

MANILA — The Philippines‘ finance ministry said on Sunday it was exploring a plan to sponsor a catastrophe bond issue, similar to the one launched by the World Bank early this year covering Latin American earthquakes. The so-called cat bonds would help cover disaster-related risks in the country, the Department of Finance (DOF) said in a statement. […] The post Philippines mulls sponsoring catastrophe bond issue appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

SALNs for the BIR

A few months ago, we saw the drama that unfolded that led to the removal of former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno from her post. One issue connected with that focused on her alleged non-submission of her SALNs, or Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth, when she was still a professor at the University [...] The post SALNs for the BIR appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Letters from Davao: The tale of EJK By Jun Ledesma

PRESIDENT DUTERTE’S critics are having a fiesta over his jocose statement that his only fault is the beaten-to-the-pulp issue of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Duterte s EJK admission just out of frustration, says PNP

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte admitting that his only "sin" was extrajudicial killings was only a statement born out of frustration, police chief Oscar Albayalde explained on Friday, September 28. "The President said that out of frustration, kasi wala nang maibato sa kanya, kung anu-anong issue, so parang ang sinabi na lang ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

Nonoy on Mocha, Drew making fun of sign language: Simply appalling

It's apparent that Mocha Uson has not learned her lesson about posting responsibly, [to think that] she's part of the government," Nonoy Zuiga said of the controversial viral video involving the Presidential Communications Operations Office Assistant Secretary and her friend, Drew Olivar.   On the said clip, Olivar is shown making fun of sign language and the hearing-impaired. Uson, who recorded the antic, can be heard laughing in the background. "Perhaps the real issue here is her worthiness of holding a government position. Why are we being forced to tolerate it?" the singer, who himself is a person with disability (PWD), said in a statement sent to the Inquirer. &nbs...Keep on reading: Nonoy on Mocha, Drew making fun of sign language: Simply appalling.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Carvajal: Ultimate blame

ROY Cimatu’s statement that “typhoon Ompong and not mining caused the landslide” was devastatingly simple-minded of the DENR secretary. The simplest of simpletons could have made that observation. And for someone with his responsibility it was too casual an evasion of the point at issue. Ompong caused the landslide that killed the small miners but… link: Carvajal: Ultimate blame.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Descent into lawlessness gets pushback

It does look like the Duterte administration has crossed one red line too many. Solgen Jose Calida’s bag of legalistic tricks has been shot full of holes. Even the usually compliant Supreme Court managed to skirt huge public outcries by astutely finding a way to look like they are adhering to a rule of law. Yes, of course, they are not a trier of facts; and yes, indeed, it is the lower courts that can issue an arrest warrant. Even the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, the national lawyers’ league, has awakened to its conscience and reminded all that there is a Constitution and that it must not be violated. They had been too quiet during the quo warranto dismissal of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, against the constitutional provision that a Supreme Court justice can only be dismissed through impeachment. Even the Senate has rediscovered its backbone. It has dropped partisanship and united to protect Senate colleague Antonio Trillanes IV against arrest within its premises. Suddenly, we are reminded that, yes, indeed, the Senate is an independent and separate branch of government from the Executive and Judiciary. The post Descent into lawlessness gets pushback appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

SC refers Trillanes case to Makati RTC

Taking notice of President Rodrigo Duterte's statement that Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV would not be jailed without a warrant, the Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to issue an order blocking the arrest of the government's fiercest critic in Congress. The Supreme Court also did not rule on the question of the legality of Proclamation No. 572, by which the President voided the amnesty given to Trillanes as a military rebel in 2011. The President's claims in the proclamation that Trillanes did not apply for amnesty and admit guilt in the military uprisings against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2003, 2006 and 2007 "appear to be factual in nature" so these have to be evaluated...Keep on reading: SC refers Trillanes case to Makati RTC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

AFP: We are united despite Trillanes amnesty issue

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) remains united, it said in a statement on Friday, September 7, despite being buffeted by the controversial issue of President Rodrigo Duterte revoking the amnesty of navyman-turned-senator Antonio Trillanes IV . "The AFP as an institution is united and committed to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 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