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Akbayan solon tells SF seniors federalism poses threat to PH sovereignty

SAN FRANCISCO -- Rep. Barry Gutierrez spoke with Filipino senior citizens, including World War II veterans during a livestreamed forum on the West Philippine Sea, Saturday, July 7,warning that the federalism being pushed by the Duterte administration poses a threat to Philippine sovereignty.   "Federalism could break up the Philippines into smaller states that could be more susceptible to China's influence (on the West Philippine sea territorial conflict)," said the Akbayan Partylist representative to the 16thPhilippine Congress. Gutierrez spoke via livestream video to a large group of Filipinos at a senior residence in downtown San Francisco, at a forum hosted by t...Keep on reading: Akbayan solon tells SF seniors federalism poses threat to PH sovereignty.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJul 10th, 2018

Threat Actors Go to New Depths to Carry Out Devastating Attacks — Kaspersky Lab’s Predictions for 2019

The year ahead will see the APT world split into two groups — energetic and inexperienced newcomers who want to play the game and the traditional, well-resourced and most advanced actors. The latter group poses a huge challenge for businesses, as experienced threat actors explore new and ever more sophisticated techniques, which will be much […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

Coast Guard tells owner to remove sunken vessel off Boracay

AKLAN, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Caticlan office urged the owner of LCT Bato Twin to immediately salvage the ill-fated cargo vessel. It sank on November 4 near Boracay Island and remains a potential threat to pumpboats and ships. LCT Bato Twin departed Sambiray Port in mainland Malay at ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

ONE Championship: Eduard Folayang Wants To Celebrate His Birthday With A World Title Win

With his highly-anticipated encounter against Singapore’s Amir Khan for the vacant ONE Lightweight World Championship set to take place a day after his birthday, local hero Eduard “Landslide” Folayang cannot think of a better present for himself than to have a gold-plated belt wrapped around his waist once again. The Filipino superstar will celebrate his 35th birthday on Thursday, 22 November, a day before his scheduled five-round championship bout with Khan in the co-main event of ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS, which emanates from the 20,000-capacity Mall Of Asia Arena in Manila. “There’s no greater gift I can receive on my 35th birthday other than winning the ONE Lightweight Word Title back,’’ he expressed. “And there’s no better place to do it but in front of my countrymen.” After relinquishing his lightweight crown to Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen in November 2017, Folayang immediately went back to the drawing board to check where things went wrong. He amazingly worked his way back to the upper echelon of the talent-filled lightweight division — first dominating Kharun Atlangeriev in three rounds last May, and then edging out Aziz Pahrudinov in a 15-minute thriller two months later. The Baguio City native treats the opportunity of reclaiming the ONE Lightweight World Championship both as a reward and vindication. “There were some who doubted my decision to continue fighting after the knockout loss to Martin Nguyen nearly a year ago. After two wins in ONE Championship, I am back in the title picture,” Folayang stated. “I feel very fulfilled because I made the right decision to compete again. Also, my hard work has paid off. It will be a great birthday present for me to bring home the belt again. It's an added motivation going into the bout against Amir Khan.” Even if he is pegged as the heavy favorite to win the bout against the Singaporean, Folayang stressed that he is not taking his opponent for granted. Khan holds the exceptional records for the most wins (11) and finishes (10) in ONE Championship, scoring impressive victories over the likes of Bashir Ahmad, Jimmy Yabo, Jaroslav Jartim, and Sung Jong Lee. The 24-year-old phenom is coming off the biggest win of his promotional stint yet, submitting Folayang’s Team Lakay stablemate Honorio “The Rock” Banario with a first-round rear-naked choke this past September. “Landslide” knows the Evolve MMA representative poses a dangerous threat, but he is confident of his chances. “He is young and talented. I am also sure that he is hungry,” Folayang said.  “There is no room for complacency in this match. Of course, the momentum is on my side, but I plan to sustain it. I started the year with a win. I followed it up with another big win. The timing speaks for itself.” In his return to the global stage, Folayang boldly predicts that fans in attendance at the Mall Of Asia Arena will witness the coronation of a fifth Filipino mixed martial arts World Champion on Friday. “2018 has been a very good year to me,” he continued. “After November 23, I’m confident that the Philippines and Team Lakay will have another new world champion in the sport.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Trump-style nationalism comes under fire at WWI commemorations in Paris

PARIS, France – World leaders gathered in Paris on Sunday to mark 100 years since the end of World War I, with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UN chief Antonio Guterres each warning that rising nationalism again poses a threat to peace. US President Donald Trump – ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

AI, not tax reform, poses threat to BPOs – DoF chief

ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI), not the government’s tax reform measures, is the real threat to the Philippines’ business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, according to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd. In a...READ MORE The post AI, not tax reform, poses threat to BPOs – DoF chief appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Typhoon Rosita poses serious threat to Isabela, Aurora

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom .  MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Rosita (Yutu) now "poses a serious threat" to the southern Isabela-northern Aurora area, as it maintained its strength late Monday evening, October 29. In a bulletin issued ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Typhoon Ompong poses serious threat to Cagayan

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) "posed a serious threat" to Cagayan late Friday evening, September 14, a few hours before its expected landfall in the province. In a bulletin issued ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

‘Ompong’ weakens, slows down

TYPHOON “Ompong” weakened  and slowed down but still poses a threat to Northern Luzon, the weather bureau said Thursday. As of 11 a.m., the typhoon was moving west at 30 kilometers per hour (kph). It was last seen 725 kilometers (km) east of Virac, Catanduanes with maximum sustained winds  of 205 kilometer per hour (kp/h) [...] The post ‘Ompong’ weakens, slows down appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Experts: Global extremism threat has grown since 9/11

WASHINGTON, United States --- Extremism poses a greater global threat today than it did 17 years ago, despite costly U.S. military action overseas, according to members of the U.S. government commission that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks. Deaths from terrorist attacks each year have increased substantially since 2001 and violent extremism has spread, according to the report Tuesday from the task force on extremism in fragile states led by former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean and former Democratic Rep. Lee Hamilton. Kean and Hamilton led the 9/11 Commission that was created in 2002 to make an official report of events leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Wash...Keep on reading: Experts: Global extremism threat has grown since 9/11.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Gatchalian: 6.4% inflation rate cause for alarm

Senator Sherwin "Win" Gatchalian has warned that the increasing inflation rates, recorded at 6.4 percent for August, would severely impact poor Filipino families, especially as majority of the goods with surging prices are food products.   "The 6.4 percent inflation rate recorded in August -- a nine-year high -- is cause for alarm because of its potentially grave impact on poor and underprivileged Filipinos," Gatchalian, chair of the Senate Committee on economic affairs, said in a statement on Wednesday.   "Once again, food inflation is the main culprit, with food prices soaring at a rate of 8.5% over the past month. This poses a serious threat to the food secur...Keep on reading: Gatchalian: 6.4% inflation rate cause for alarm.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018

Europe’s news agencies blast Google, Facebook for ‘plundering’ content

PARIS, France--- Europe's biggest news agencies accused Google and Facebook of "plundering" news for free on Tuesday in a joint statement that called on the internet giants to share more of their revenues with the media. In a column signed by the CEOs of around 20 agencies including France's Agence France-Presse, Britain's Press Association and Germany's Deutsche Presse-Agentur they called on the European Parliament to update copyright law in the EU to help address a "grotesque imbalance". "The internet giants' plundering of the news media's content and of their advertising revenue poses a threat both to consumers and to democracy," the column said. European Parliament lawmakers...Keep on reading: Europe’s news agencies blast Google, Facebook for ‘plundering’ content.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Nokor still poses threat – Japan

TOKYO — North Korea still poses a “serious and imminent threat,” Japan said Tuesday in its first annual defense review since an outbreak of diplomacy on the Korean peninsula. Japan’s 2018 defense white paper also took aim at China’s rise as a military power, saying Beijing was sparking “strong security concerns in the region and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Federalism a major threat to the environment

BAGUIO CITY — The Duterte administration’s push for a federal form of government is seen as among the major threats to the environment by green groups who spoke about mines, giant dams and forests at the State of Nature Assessment 2018 on August 20......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

PCOO tells officials, employees: Be mindful of social media posts

MANILA, Philippines – Over a week after Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson's viral federalism video that sparked public outrage, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) reminded its personnel to "be more mindful" about their posts and official releases. The memorandum, dated August 13 and shared to Malacañang reporters, reminded them ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Letran kidnapping, Mocha federalism video, July inflation | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Colegio de San Juan de Letran vows to help the victim’s family and authorities in resolving the case of a 19 year-old student kidnapped by his own schoolmates. Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says the Presidential Communications Operations Office budget should be removed . Inflation jumps to 5.7% in July , higher ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Sen. Trillanes on ‘ulterior’ motives behind federalism

NEW YORK--- In Manila last month for some work, I managed to interview Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, arguably the fiercest opposition solon---aside from Senator Leila de Lima, now in detention on what most believe are trumped-up drug charges. Senator Trillanes is a rather large thorn in President Duterte's side. In June, the president, railing against the young senator in his native Cebuano, stated that "he believes that he's the only tough one around because nobody fought him back. But there will come a day that someone will shoot him because he's arrogant." Since this interview, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has been deposed and in his place is former president and now Congresswoman...Keep on reading: Sen. Trillanes on ‘ulterior’ motives behind federalism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Nowhere To Go But UP

Akhuetie secures the defensive rebound! In one motion, turns and makes the outlet pass to Juan Gomez De Liaño streaking from the wing… before he even puts the ball on the floor he makes another forward pass to Paras who then takes a power dribble from the 3-point line, takes two steps and then soars for the tomahawk slam… Two possessions later, it’s a ball screen set by Akhuetie for Juan at the left wing. The defender – who fights over the screen – is left behind; as Bright’s man tries to hedge, Akhuetie sucks the help defense in with a strong roll to the hoop. Juan whips a pass to the right corner to an open Ricci Rivero, who shot fakes, gets his man in the air, drives baseline and eludes the last defender with his trademark euro-step to the middle, before kissing the layup softly off the glass… Deep in the fourth period, UP enters the ball into Akhuetie in the post. He backs his man down, and after a couple dribbles, sees the double team from the middle and makes a kickout pass to a wide open Javi GDL at the top of the key. The weakside defender rushes to close out against an open 3, but Javi passes it off to his brother Juan at the wing, who knocks down the booming triple!   These are just some of the plays that UP fans will bask in the glory of come UAAP Season 82, when their highly-touted all-UAAP 5 are finally all eligible to suit up for the Fighting Maroons. Before we get ahead of ourselves however, let’s dial it back and take a look at each of these players at this point of their college careers and what they bring to the Diliman stable. Javi Gomez De Liaño A product of the UPIS system, Javi is the first of the De Liaño brothers to play in the Seniors division after a successful stint in the high school ranks. Although not as highly-touted as his younger sibling, Javi is a stretch 4, standing 6’5” with lots of length and athleticism, and a reliable outside touch. Definitely one of Coach Bo’s blue-collar glue guys, who has stepped up his game (8.3ppg, 5.9rpg, 30% 3P% 21.2mpg in S80) as his minutes have increased. He will play both ends of the floor, can defend an opponent’s best scoring big or forward, and will be Mr. Intangibles on the court. Juan Gomez De Liaño Season 80’s Rookie of the Year, Juan GDL is already one of the UAAP’s most exciting and explosive players to watch. Arguably the most athletic and shifty guard in the league today, he’s a natural born scorer who can finish at the rim but has also shown the ability to run a team and make great decisions. While he needs to raise his 3pt shooting percentage to the high 30’s to be a real threat from the outside, he has that same winner’s mentality as his fellow fighting Maroon, Mr. “Atin to!” Paul Desiderio. Bright Akhuetie The two-time NCAA Mythical Five member and former Perpetual Help double-double machine could easily be the most dominant big man in the UAAP after Ben Mbala. Not only will he bring the much needed inside scoring UP has sorely lacked for the past several years, but he will immediately be a dominant inside presence on both ends of the floor – commanding double and even triple teams on offense, and altering shot after shot as the last line of UP’s defense. After serving a year of residency after transferring from UPHSD, Akhuetie is surely raring to stamp his mark in the UAAP, much like he did in the NCAA during his two seasons with the Altas. Ricci Rivero The biggest surprise and recruiting coup this summer belonged to UP Diliman, if only for the transfer of Ricci Rivero from DLSU. The prized former LSGH swingman was already making waves as the possible next King Archer when his career at Taft was cut short due to out-of-court issues. But on the court, Rivero has dazzled UAAP fans the past two years with a combination of athleticism and finesse not seen in decades. His natural scoring ability (12.9ppg, 35% 3P%, 5.9rpg, 1.6apg in Season 80) and trademark euro-step have left many defenders bewildered, and have unleashed a social media fandom unlike any we’ve seen so far. Kobe Paras As if the UP Community didn’t already have enough to watch out for in season 82, they pulled off another big catch when Kobe Paras, son of former UP legend Benjie Paras, committed to Diliman just early this month. Another LSGH product, Kobe played for the Creighton Bluejays in the US NCAA and has represented the country in multiple FIBA tournaments, including a gold medal finish in the 2017 SEA Games. Another prolific and high-flying scorer, Paras stands 6’6” but plays the wing position; and while he has a respectable outside touch, he is more known for his thunderous finishes, as a 2-time FIBA 3x3 dunk champion. With Paras and Rivero, UP would have the most athletic wing combination the UAAP has seen in years.   BUT, before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s remember that basketball is still won by an entire team, and not just the five on the floor, star-studded as they may be. And more importantly, not only will UP be able to seriously contend for the final four and even a championship in Season 82, they could in fact contend for one as early as this Season 81. Paul Desiderio, their undisputed leader, will be playing out his final year, coinciding with Akhuetie’s first year with the team. Together with the GDL brothers, Jun Manzo, Noah Webb, Gelo Vito, Diego Dario, Jan Jaboneta,  Jerson Prado, Jarrell Lim, and even Will Gozum, among others, UP will have its deepest roster in more than a decade; and will definitely be a favorite to finally barge into the Final Four. Thus, while Season 82 is ripe with championship promise; as early as now, there is nowhere to go but UP for the Fighting Maroons.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Providing Uncompromised Comfort for Tropical Climate through Toshiba’s Thoughtfully-Designed VRF Technology

As a country that lies in the tropical area, the Philippines has a tendency to experience extreme weather—be it a hot and dry, or a wet season. This poses business and economic threat, where productivity and comfort of both the employees and customers are affected. As an innovation leader when it comes to cooling technology, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Solon vows expanded pension plan for seniors

A HOUSE leader vowed to expand the coverage of the social pension program for senior citizens. Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles, chairman of the House committee on appropriations, said that the House of Representatives will ensure that there will be enough budget for the Department of Social Welfare and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

SC ruling on larger IRA a boost to federalism shift — solon

The Supreme Court (SC) ruling effectively increasing the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) of local government units (LGUs) will be a huge boon to these provinces in the run-up to the impending switch to a federal system of government. SC ruling on larger IRA a boost to federalism shift — solon The Supreme Court (SC) ruling… link: SC ruling on larger IRA a boost to federalism shift — solon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018