Aust academic detained in the Philippines

The lawyer for an Australian academic and human rights activist who has been detained in the Philippines has urged the government let him stay in Manila for the sake of his health. Professor Gill B.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsAug 10th, 2018

Aust activist, 84, due back from Manila

An 84-year-old Australian human rights activist who spent six nights detained at an international airport in the Philippines is due to arrive in Sydney. NSW professor Gill Boehringer will arrive on Source link link: Aust activist, 84, due back from Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News9 hr. 18 min. ago

Aust activist remains at Manila airport

An 84-year-old Australian human rights activist remains detained at Manila's international airport, nearly a week after he was first barred from entering the Philippines. NSW professor Gill Bo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

84yo Aust activist detained in Philippines

An 84-year-old Australian activist has been detained in the Philippines after being 'blacklisted' because he attended a rally in the country nearly three years ago. The Bureau of Immigrat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Philippines to deport Australian academic blacklisted for protest

MANILA – The Philippines has denied entry to an elderly Australian activist for being a “threat to public order” and would deport him, officials said on Thursday, the latest action against foreigners accused of protesting against the government. Gill Boehringer, 84, a former law professor at Sydney’s Macquarie University, was refused entry at Manila’s airport […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Australian professor detained at NAIA seeks lifting of ban for health reasons 

AN Australian law professor whom the government banned from entering the Philippines for participating in a protest three years ago is asking the Bureau of Immigration to lift the order against him for health reasons. Speaking through his lawyers, Gill H. Boehringer, 84, is currently detained at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 [...] The post Australian professor detained at NAIA seeks lifting of ban for health reasons  appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

SC denies De Lima request to join ICC oral arguments

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – The Supreme Court (SC) en banc on Tuesday, August 7, voted to deny the request of detained Senator Leila de Lima to personally argue in the upcoming oral arguments on the Philippines’ withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). "The Court found ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Napoles daughter back from Indonesia, to face US cases

Jeane Catherine Napoles, the youngest daughter of detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, returned to the Philippines on Friday, one of the family lawyers said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Bulacan police detain 19 after violent NutriAsia dispersal

BULACAN, Philippines – Security personnel  again violently disperse  striking workers of condiments giant NutriAsia in Marilao, Bulacan. Both camps are pointing fingers on who started the violence, which ended with several people injured and 19 detained at the Meycauayan Police Station. ( LOOK: Why NutriAsia workers are on strike ) Aika Rey files this report. AIKA REY, REPORTING: Isang araw mula ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

19 detainees from NutriAsia protest walk free

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) –  Nineteen people detained  following another violent NutriAsia dispersal walked free on Wednesday, August 1, after securing release orders from prosecutors. Bulacan police chief Senior Superintendent Chito Bersaluna said one other suspect will remain in detention. ( LOOK: Why NutriAsia workers are on strike ) "Lahat 'yung 19 meron nang release order except [one other person ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Groups congratulate De Lima for receiving prestigious Prize for Freedom award

Various groups on Saturday congratulated detained Sen. Leila De Lima for receiving this year’s prestigious “Prize for Freedom” award by London-based Liberal International for her “exceptional contribution to the advancement of human rights” in the Philippines. Source link link: Groups congratulate De Lima for receiving prestigious 'Prize for Freedom' award.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

Senate minority to SC: Allow De Lima to argue on ICC case

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate minority bloc has asked the Supreme Court (SC) to allow detained Senator Leila de Lima to represent them in the oral arguments on their petition against Malacañang's withdrawal of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court (ICC). In a manifestation with motion filed on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

GREAT scholarship program produces first MS graduates

Three scholars of the Graduate Research and Education Assistanship for Technology (GREAT), a collaborative program of the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) and the DOST Science Education Institute, have completed their Master of Science degrees at the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) in academic year 2017-2018......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

Goings on

J&J PH named one of best firms to work for in Asia   Johnson & Johnson Philippines was recognized as one of the "Best Companies to Work for in Asia" at the 2018 HR Asia Awards.   Designed in collaboration with experts from academic institutions, consultancy firms, and independent practitioners, the HR Asia Awards recognize outstanding employer practices among companies across the region.   "At Johnson & Johnson, we believe in winning with people," said Sean Zantua, HR director of J&J Philippines and Global Services Asia Pacific.   The award followed a rigorous screening process administered by HR Asia.     Wor...Keep on reading: Goings on.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Professors, scholars launch signature campaign vs constituent assembly

MANILA, Philippines - Professors and scholars from different academic institutions in the Philippines have started a signature campaign against plans to hold a Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass) to amend the 1987 Constitution. While convening Congress into a Constituent Assembly is one of the 3 ways to revise the charter, the academicians called ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

De Lima slams fake news on YouTube

DETAINED Senator Leila de Lima yesterday urged Google Philippines to stop the spread of fake videos in its YouTube platform, specifically attacks against her from trolls. De Lima said that there is a continued proliferation of online fake news directed at her as part of the well-oiled and orchestrated campaign….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Bishop Dael : There is peace if there is order

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines — "There is peace if there is order. There is order if God is at the center.” This was the gist of newly-ordained Bishop of Tandag Raul Bautista Dael's homily during the recent Red Mass held June 21, 2018 with the Xavier Ateneo community at the University Gymnasium to ask for the inspiration, guidance, and presence of the Holy Spirit to grace the academic year......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

DOJ wants NDF, CPP leaders back in jail

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has moved for the cancellation of temporary liberty granted by courts to detained National Democratic Front (NDF) consultants and Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) leaders following their botched talks with the government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

NDFP consultant accuses jailer of contempt of court

A consultant for communist rebels in the peace talks with the government is seeking a contempt citation against his custodian for refusing to release him from detention despite a court order.   Rafael Baylosis, who was arrested in January for illegal possession of firearms and explosives, accused Jail Chief Insp. Jojie Jonathan Pangan of ignoring a June 8 court order for his release.   Pangan is the warden for Jail 4 in the Metro Manila District Jail where Baylosis has been detained since his arrest.   Baylosis, who said the charges against him were trumped up, is one of the consultants for the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and a...Keep on reading: NDFP consultant accuses jailer of contempt of court.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

CJ Perez -- Baby Beast, or The Blur 2.0?

With a monicker such as "Baby Beast", this versatile swingman from Lyceum of the Philippines University conjures images of a young Calvin Abueva, the triple-double machine that was the heart and soul of the daunted Baste-triumvirate several years back. Abueva was an unstoppable force on both ends of the floor, chasing after loose balls and rebounds and dominating the game despite his generously listed 6’3” frame. CJ Perez, who is just a shade under 6’3”, affects the game very similarly as Abueva on both ends of the floor, but at his age, is a more polished scorer, and plays at a more controlled pace, whether it is because of the system run by Coach Topex Robinson, or because of his experience playing internationally at a younger age. His journey to Lyceum was not without its twists and turns. After suiting up for San Sebastian for two seasons in the NCAA, Perez transferred to Ateneo where he was supposed to play for the Blue Eagles in Season 79 of the UAAP. However, academic issues forced him to rekindle his playing career back in the NCAA, where, after another year of residency, he was finally able to debut for the Pirates in Season 93 of the NCAA tourney. There he made up immensely for lost time, bagging the NCAA’s season MVP award, with averages of 19.3 points on 45 percent shooting from the field, 6.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.9 steals a contest while leading the Pirates to a stellar 18-0 sweep of the elimination round. Their 0-2 defeat in the Finals at the hands of defending champion San Beda did little to tarnish the achievements of Perez, who many now consider as the best collegiate player in the country today, and a sure top three pick in the next PBA draft. Let’s break down his attributes as a basketball player and see just how good Baby Beast (or some may even conjecture The Blur 2.0), really is. STRENGTH AND ATHLETICISM Pound for pound, CJ Perez is as good as it gets in college basketball, athletically and talent-wise. A natural scorer and slasher, he’s a tremendous leaper, and his ability to get rebounds (great positioning and leaping ability) is what allowed Lyceum to play him at the four spot in their pressing line-up. He has wiry strength and an explosive first step. This allows him to get past defenders without the need for any fancy dribbling. His solid upper body also allows him to muscle his way in traffic, create enough separation for a jumper, or more often than not, finish strong with either hand. "UMUPO SA ERE!" CJ Perez edition #NCAAStrong — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) October 19, 2017   SLASHING AND SHOOTING While slashing is his primary scoring option, he’s also developed a respectable outside shot. Though he’s not a volume 3-pt shooter, he has throughout the season taken and made open threes, even of the step-back variety. And while his mechanics are not like those of a pure shooter (feet and shoulders are not perfectly square, has a habit of fading back on jumpers), his confidence and determination to make them have allowed him to shoot at a 45% clip from the field. Tough jumper for CJ Perez! #NCAASeason93 #NCAAStrong — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) July 14, 2017 NO GO-TO MOVE? In terms of offensive moves, he has yet to show that he can regularly attack with his back to the basket, as he prefers starting from outside. We’ve not seen him regularly post up smaller defenders or use his athleticism to score on turnaround fadeaway jumpers. Another move he may have to master would be a mid-range floater, as he has not really had to play against much bigger opponents in the college ranks. This, together with a dangerous euro-step would definitely serve him well against bigger, more athletic competition. COURT VISION AND PASSING ABILITY Another positive is his willingness to make the extra pass. Because defenses are always keyed in on him, Perez has shown good court vision and an innate passing ability, many times hitting an open teammate, whether with a forward pass that leads to a fast break or an interior pass leading to an easy score under the basket. And while he is still prone to taking difficult and at times ill-advised shots because of his athleticism, his passing ability is something he can definitely capitalize on. ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT ON DEFENSE On the defensive end, CJ Perez knows how to make full use of his God-given talents. He is terrific at playing the passing lanes, in fact most of his steals are from reading the passing lanes and picking off cross court passes from their full court trap. Those are almost automatic transition baskets. His on-ball defense needs a little more improvement however, as one gets the sense that he relies more on his athleticism rather than solid defensive fundamentals, as seen when guys less athletic are still able to beat him off the dribble from time to time. Something that he’ll have to eliminate if he wants to excel in the next level. CJ Perez getting it done on both ends of the floor! #NCAASeason93 #NCAAStrong — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) November 16, 2017 VERSATILITY In terms of intangibles, there is not much more to ask for. Perez has the motor of a Calvin Abueva, and his impact is felt on both ends of the floor. He can play all positions except center, bring the ball up like a point guard, slash like a wing, and rebound like a power forward. While his ballhandling still needs to be improved on (he’s shown to be vulnerable crossing over against smaller guards), there is little doubt that with his work ethic and attitude it’s only a matter of time before he tightens up those handles. Most importantly, he doesn’t showboat, but just goes about his business on the court -- a proven winner who still plays with a chip on his shoulder. #NCAASeason93 MVP CJ Perez's all-around brilliance was all the difference for the stunning Lyceum Pirates! — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) December 19, 2017 An official from one PBA team thinks that if developed properly, CJ Perez could actually be the next Jayson Castro instead of a Calvin Abueva. That’s a scary thought; but what’s even scarier is that it’s actually not that farfetched to consider......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Sotto visits De Lima in jail

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III paid a quick visit to detained Senator Leila de Lima on Thursday, June 28, in Camp Crame. (READ: De Lima: One year of living and surviving in jail ) Sotto spent 37 minutes at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center. Sotto said he and De Lima talked about her status ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018