Carpio itemized long ago what Phl can do

War is not an option in the West Philippine Sea row. Our Constitution forbids it. Article II, Section 2, State Principles, reads: “The Philippines renounces war as an instrument of national policy, adopts the generally accepted principles of international law as part of the law of the land, and adheres to the policy of peace, equality, justice, freedom, cooperation, and amity with all nations.”.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 12th, 2019

Duterte tells daughter Sara: Don’t run for President

In looking out for his family, President Duterte has urged his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio to stay and serve in their hometown instead of running for President or other national post. The President told his daughter to “avoid” the presidency that will only bring suffering as long as there are opposition personalities […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 9th, 2019

INSPIRED: Secrets to financial affluence

James Z. Carpio MONEY does not grow on trees, so they say. However, that does not mean that you will not go far on the long road to success if you do your best and, hence, reap the fruits of your labor with sheer hard work. We are all too familiar with ra.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolmailRelated NewsAug 11th, 2016

DFA Chief Launches PH Passport Online Appointment Portal in HK

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. led the launch of the Passport Online Appointment System (OAS) in Hong Kong at the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong in Admiralty on 14 July 2019. “The system, or OAS, aims to slash the long queues for passport appointments in Hong Kong, especially on Sundays, by providing […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News11 hr. 7 min. ago

Vietnam accuses China vessels of trespassing in disputed waters

HANOI, Vietnam – Vietnam has accused China of trespassing and demanded a Chinese survey ship in the South China Sea withdraw in the latest flashpoint over the disputed territory. The two countries have long been locked in a maritime disagreement over the resource-rich waters, with the Chinese claiming nearly all of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News12 hr. 28 min. ago

What will future Philippines look like? Wait for Duterte s 4th SONA, says Andanar

MANILA, Philippines – Those who want to have an idea of how the Philippines will turn out in the remaining 3 years of President Rodrigo Duterte need not wait long, as the Chief Executive will give Filipinos a glimpse of the "future" when he delivers his 4th State of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News12 hr. 28 min. ago

Ara Mina hindi na naghahanap ng boyfriend: Darating ‘yan sa tamang panahon

MAALINDOG pa rin si Ara Mina – ang binansagang Sex Goddess of Philippine Cinema ng kanyang henerasyon. Hindi pa rin kumukupas ang kanyang karisma mula ulo hanggang paa. Taglay pa rin niya ang napakagandang mukha at makurbadang katawan. Nangyari ang kanyang simpleng pictorial sa Long Beach San Vicente, Palawan last week, kasama siya sa ilang […] The post Ara Mina hindi na naghahanap ng boyfriend: Darating ‘yan sa tamang panahon appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News13 hr. 54 min. ago

Pacquiao holds ground vs Thurman in long staredown

Manny Pacquiao usually doesn’t do well in pre-fight staredowns, but he might have outdone himself when he faced off with Keith Thurman for the last time......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News18 hr. 28 min. ago

Lowry, Holmes share Open lead as McIlroy leaves with cheers

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward his final hole at Royal Portrush in the British Open. Except this was Friday. And now McIlroy can only watch on the weekend as one of his best friends, Shane Lowry of Ireland, goes after the claret jug. Lowry birdied four of his opening five holes on his way to a 4-under 67 and shared the 36-hole lead with J.B. Holmes, who had a 68. Lee Westwood and Tommy Fleetwood were one shot behind. Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth were three back. That can wait. This day was all about McIlroy, who kept the sellout crowd on edge as he tried to make the cut after opening with a 79. The roars had the intensity of a final round as McIlroy ran off five birdies in seven holes to brighten a gloomy sky over the North Atlantic. Needing one last birdie, his approach took a wrong turn along the humps left of the 18th green. He made par for a 65. "It's a moment I envisaged for the last few years," McIlroy said. "It just happened two days early." He was disappointed. He was proud of his play. Mostly, though, he said he was "full of gratitude toward every single one of the people that followed me to the very end and was willing me on." "As much as I came here at the start of the week saying I wanted to do it for me, by the end of the round there today I was doing it just as much for them," he said. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson won't be around, either. It was the first time in 77 majors they have played as professionals that both missed the cut in the same major. Darren Clarke, who honed his game on the Dunluce Links as a junior and now calls Portrush home, missed the cut in a most cruel fashion with a triple bogey on his final hole. And now the first British Open in Northern Ireland since 1951 moves on without them, still with the promise of a great show. Lowry was so nervous he was shaking on the tee when the tournament began Thursday, swept up in the emotion of an Open on the Emerald Isle, and on a course he knows. He gave fans plenty to cheer when he opened his second round with three straight birdies, added a birdie on the fifth and holed a 40-foot birdie putt on No. 10 to reach 10 under, making him the only player this week to reach double figures under par. The cheers were as loud as he has heard. "Just incredible," Lowry said. "You can't but smile, but can't but laugh how it is. There's no point trying to shy away from it. It's an incredible feeling getting applauded on every green, every tee box. I'm out there giving my best, trying to do my best for everyone." He three-putted the 14th, saved par on the next three holes with his deft touch around the greens, and closed with a bogey to fall back into a tie with Holmes, who played earlier in the day and was the first to post at 8-under 134. Holmes won at Riviera earlier this year, and then failed to make the cut in eight of his next 12 tournaments as he battled a two-way miss off the tee and felt so bad that he never thought he'd recover. But he did enough in Detroit three weeks ago to regain some confidence, and he has been in a groove at Portrush. "You can have that great round and that day where everything goes right. But it's nice to get two rounds in a row," Holmes said. "It shows a little consistency. And two days in a row I've hit the ball really well and putted well." Fleetwood and Westwood, two Englishmen at different stages in their careers, each had a 67 and will play in the group ahead of Lowry and Holmes. Westwood is 46 and can make a case as the best active player without a major considering his status — a former No. 1 in the world and on the European Tour — and the number of near misses in the majors, such as Muirfield and Turnberry at the Open, Torrey Pines in the U.S. Open and Augusta National when Mickelson out played him in 2010. Is it too late? Westwood wasn't willing to look that far ahead. "There's too much ground to cover before Sunday night," Westwood said. "There's a long way to go in this tournament. I've never felt under that much pressure, to be honest. You lads write about it. I've always gone out and done my best. If it's going to happen, it's going to happen, and if it doesn't, it doesn't." The experience of winning majors was behind them. Justin Rose had a 67 and was two shots behind, along with Cameron Smith of Australia and Justin Harding of South Africa. Another shot back was a group that included Koepka, who has won three of the last six majors. He was in a tie for eighth, the 16th time in his last 17 rounds at the majors he has ended a round in the top 10. Koepka wasn't happy with much about his 2-under 69, calling it "a little bit disappointing," perhaps because he played in dry weather and only a mild wind. "But at the same time, I'm close enough where I play a good weekend, I'll be in good shape," he said. Spieth hasn't quite figured out how to get the ball in play more often — too many bunkers on Thursday, too much high grass on Friday. But that putter is not a problem, and it carried him to a collection of mid-range birdie and par putts for a 67. "I'm in contention. I feel good," Spieth said, winless since his Open title at Royal Birkdale two years ago. "I feel like if I can continue to improve each day, hit the ball better tomorrow than I did today, and better on Sunday than Saturday, then I should have a chance with how I feel on and around the greens." Graeme McDowell, born and raised in Portrush, played well enough to make the weekend. He finished with four straight pars for a 70 to make the cut on the number at 1-over 143, and felt the pressure of sticking around for the home crowd. Woods, meanwhile, began this major championship season as the Masters champion, ended it as a mystery. He missed the cut in two of the next three majors, and never seemed fully fit or engaged at the British Open. He was 3 under for his round through 11 holes with hopes of making it to the weekend, but he had no more birdies and finished with two bogeys for a 70 to miss by five shots. "I'm going to have my hot weeks. I'm going to be there in contention with a chance to win, and I will win tournaments," Woods said, facing the reality of a 43-year-old who has gone through eight surgeries on his knee and back. "But there are times when I'm just not going to be there.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News20 hr. 7 min. ago

Algeria wins African Cup title, beats Mane s Senegal 1-0

By Gerald Imray, Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — Algeria won the African Cup of Nations for the first time in nearly three decades on Friday, beating Senegal 1-0 in the final with a deflected goal in the opening seconds by striker Baghdad Bounedjah. Bounedjah's shot on Algeria's first attack deflected off Senegal defender Salif Sane and looped over goalkeeper Alfred Gomis at Cairo International Stadium. The goal was timed at 79 seconds — the fastest in an African Cup final for at least 39 years — and delivered Algeria just a second African title and first since 1990. Algeria players sprinted the length of the field and jumped over advertising boards to celebrate with their fans at the final whistle. Some players climbed the fences, fists pumping as the raucous Algeria fans surged toward them. Algeria last made the final 29 years ago, when it won its sole title before Friday. "My people have waited a long time," said Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi, a former Algeria player. "I'm very happy even if it is difficult to express. I'm tired, it's true, and it is difficult to show my emotions but when I rest my happiness will appear." Senegal and Sadio Mane trudged off the field at the 75,000-seat Cairo International Stadium disappointed again. Mane, socks down round his ankles, managed to wave to a group of supporters who cheered for him as he left. Senegal has never won the African Cup and Senegal coach Aliou Cisse had another bitter pill to swallow after missing the penalty that cost Senegal the African Cup in a shootout in its only previous appearance in the final in 2002. "This is a different generation and Algeria won," Cisse said. "They seized an opportunity and they scored." Senegal's desperate disappointment was exacerbated when it was awarded a penalty in the second half and then had it taken away following a Video Assistant Referee review. Cameroonian ref Alioum Alioum penalized Algeria's Adlane Guedioura for handball but changed his decision after consulting VAR, which is being used at the African Cup for the first time. Still, Algeria was probably a fitting champion in Egypt having won every game, including a 1-0 win over Senegal in the group stage. Algeria was captained by Riyad Mahrez, who added an African Cup title to his English Premier League title with Manchester City. He lifted the trophy in front of the president of the African soccer confederation and FIFA president Gianni Infantino as fireworks and golden glitter exploded into the air behind him. Mahrez had limited first team action with City but he was an integral part of Algeria's victory at the African Cup. His injury-time free kick put Algeria into the final and he ended with three goals, the same number as Mane. Algeria had a dream start and Senegal a nightmare when Bounedjah took advantage of open space on the left in the opening moments, swept inside and hit a shot that deflected off Sane, who was returning from injury for the final. The ball looped, almost slow motion, over Gomis, who didn't move, apparently certain that it would go over the crossbar. Bounedjah's tournament ended in joy after he attracted attention for his emotional reaction to missing a penalty in the quarterfinals. Fearing he had cost his team, Bounedjah spent much of that match crying in the dugout after he was substituted. Algeria eventually won the quarterfinal in a shootout to keep its dream alive. Senegal was initially given its penalty in the final when Sarr sped down the right wing and sent a cross in that hit Guedioura on the right arm as he held it down next to his body. There didn't appear to be any deliberate move by Guedioura to play the ball and the VAR decision appeared correct. After pointing calmly to the spot, referee Alioum jogged to the sidelines to check the VAR replays. He overturned the decision and canceled the penalty. Making its debut at the African Cup, the VAR was also used in penalty decisions in both semifinals. Algeria protected its lead for much of the game, allowing Senegal to dominate possession and push forward. But Senegal couldn't find the final touch, with its worst miss in the second half when Sarr blasted a volley over the crossbar from in front of Algeria's goal. Algeria's celebrations at the end were boisterous, with thousands of supporters making the trip across to Egypt for the final. They took up almost half of one side of the stadium and were kept in check by rows of yellow-vested security personnel who stood facing them near the field. During the celebrations, the Algeria squad and coach Belmadi kneeled down and prayed as they faced the supporters. Belmadi, who took over as coach less than a year ago, will return home a national hero......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News20 hr. 7 min. ago

OUR MARAWI: Pre-Sombak 2019 (State of the Marawi Bakwit)

PART 1: Marawi Bakwit By The Numbers MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 19 July) – Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) is saying that by September this year, there will be no more IDPs staying in tent cities or evacuation centers. This is long overdue, but nevertheless, we pray that this will be realized the soonest considering […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News20 hr. 54 min. ago

Manuel, Alaska go through eye of the needle to reach playoffs

MANILA, Philippines – Talk about ending a month-long losing streak. Alaska could not have picked a better time to halt its five-game skid as it punched the last quarterfinals ticket in the PBA Commissioner's Cup with a gritty 108-103 overtime win over Meralco on Friday, July 19.  A major difference maker ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2019

Carpio slams China’s double standard in warship passage near Tawi-Tawi

  MANILA, Philippines – A Chinese warship passed through Philippine territorial waters 2 to 3 weeks ago, said Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, adding that it showed China’s "double standard" because it never allows Filipino vessels free passage in waters Beijing claims to be its territory ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2019

A layer of aerogel could make Mars habitable and even enable life to develop there – but here s why we should wait

   Transforming the red planet to support life has long been a dream of science fiction. Mars is now too cold to support life. Its atmosphere is also too thin to protect any living organisms from harmful radiation. But a new study suggests that local conditions could be changed using an ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2019

Long live the Lion Queen: Beyonce delights with new album

  NEW YORK, USA – The Bey Hive was feeling the love Friday, July 19 over Beyonce's release of the album The Lion King: The Gift, which the pop queen dropped as a sister piece to her new film, a remake of the Disney classic. Beyonce dubbed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2019

PBA: Muscle Man ready to rock as he makes return to playoffs

A healthy Vic Manuel is a dangerous Vic Manuel. Meralco found out how tough the Muscle Man is Friday in the one-game knockout for 8th place in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Manuel torched the Bolts for 23 points, 15 in the fourth quarter and overtime, to lead Alaska back to the playoffs. “Last opportunity na sa amin ito. Yung last three games namin, parang binibigay na sa amin para makapasok kami sa playoffs, hindi namin nakukuha,” Manuel said. “Binigyan pa kami ng isang pagkakataon, so ngayong gabi, na-grab namin,” he added. Manuel came back for the Aces this conference after a long recovery from injury. While he’s been playing well, he wouldn’t say he’s regained his previous peak condition but he is healthy enough to play. Manuel played almost 25 minutes Friday against Meralco. “Ayun nga yung hindi ko masabi kasi minsan naninigas pa yung likod ko. Ako laro lang ako, laro nang laro kasi ayaw ko din i-pahinga eh,” Manuel said. “Pag pina-pahinga ko, parang lalo siyang sumasakit so nilalaro ko nang nilalaro,” he added. Ahead of his first playoff game this season, the Muscle Man will be ready to rock for Alaska. “Oo naman syempre,” he said as the Aces take on no. 1 TNT on Sunday. “Bibigay ko pa rin lahat ng best ko kahit na may nararamdaman pa ako, lalaro ko pa rin. Importante sa amin yung laro eh,” Manuel added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 19th, 2019

Carpio: Duterte ‘fishing deal’ with China must go through Senate scrutiny

MANILA, Philippines – Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said the purported verbal fishing agreement between President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping must pass Senate scrutiny and ratification before it could be implemented. "[The Senate] will have to ask the President through ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2019

Defending China verbal deal in SONA ‘will bind us to it’

President Rody Duterte’s fishing agreement with Xi Jinping not only is unlawful but also lopsided against us Filipinos, Supreme Court Senior Justice Antonio Carpio said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2019

NCAA 95: Squires take down formerly undefeated Jr. Altas

STANDINGS San Beda 3-0 LPU 2-0 Perpetual 2-1 JRU 2-1 Arellano 1-1 San Sebastian 1-1 CSB-LSGH 1-1 Letran 1-3 Mapua 0-2 EAC 0-3 Colegio de San Juan de Letran has, at long last, barged into the win column in the NCAA 95 Juniors Basketball Tournament. Not only that, the Squires did it while also sending a statement, toppling erstwhile unbeaten University of Perpetual Help, 70-52, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Gilas Pilipinas Youth forward Joshua Ramirez turned in his best game in blue and red with a 26-point, 10-rebound double-double on top of four assists while CJ Saure also added 18 markers and five boards of his own for their breakthrough win after four games. Letran took control right from tip-off and after a tight first quarter, dominated the middle periods, 38-20. It didn't hurt them either that the Jr. Altas' super scorer Emman Galman was attending to a personal matter and missed his first game of the tournament. Still, that didn't change the fact that the Squires outworked their opponents with 86 attempts from the field as compared to the other side's 65. For Perps, Shawn Orgo topped the scoring column in place of Galman with 14 points. Unable to get into their groove, however, they suffered their first setback after back-to-back wins over defending champion Mapua High School and last year's runner-up College of St. Benilde-La Salle Green Hills. BOX SCORES LETRAN 70 - Ramirez 26, Saure 18, Argente 8, Tibayan 7, Umali 4, Santiago 4, Romenez 3, Miranda 0, Cauguiran 0, Cabal 0, Omega 0, Delas Alas 0, Flauta 0 PERPETUAL 52 - Orgo 14, Escalante 10, Berwite 6, Manuel 6, Galoy 4, Nunez 4, Gelsano 4, Belazuela 2, Cuevas 2, Dela Cruz 0, Kawamura 0, Angeles 0, Ignacio 0, Banaticla 0 QUARTER SCORES: 15-10, 29-15, 53-40, 70-52 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 19th, 2019

De Guzman willing to sacrifice playing time if needed

Philippine national men’s volleyball team captain John Vic De Guzman is not bothered by critics as long as he’s doing his part for the cause. The very vocal skipper is even willing to give up some precious playing time if needed. De Guzman, who has been with the national team since 2015, said that the squad is still adjusting and looking for the right combination and all of the members in the 20-man pool are still vying for spots to see action in the 30th Southeast Asian Games in Manila in November. “This is a team sport naman kumbaga kung individual sport ito, siguro talagang ipaglalaban ko kung ano ang para sa akin,” said the opposite hitter and the Nationals’ team captain since 2017. “Pero this time kasi ‘yun nga healthy competition, kung sino ang deserving at kung sino ang talagang ipasok ng coach na sa tingin ng coaches siya ang magde-deliver sa ganitong specific na game, sa ganitong specific na sitwasyon, why not? Suporta lang kahit anong mangyari.” The Nationals got a taste of international competition with a fruitful stint in the 2019 Thailand Open Sealect Tuna Volleyball Championships in Sisaket a few weeks back. The Filipinos captured the bronze medal to boost their morale as they build up for the biennial meet. However, De Guzman and the rest of the squad know that there are still doubters and non-believers that hurled criticisms on the team’s shortcomings. “Sa mga haters, actually maging specific na tayo sa part na yun, nababasa namin siya. Well sa mga players na kagaya namin, nalulungkot kami kasi kumbaga yung sakripisyo na ibinibigay namin hindi naman ito para sa pansarili naming kagustuhan eh. Di naman kami naglalaro sa national team para may ipagyabang or may patunayan na magaling kami individually,” said De Guzman. “Naglalaro kami para maging proud ang sambayanang Pilipino. [Para] yun sa pride ng country natin na malaman ng ibang bansa na may ganito tayong klase ng sistema,” he added But instead of being down, they are taking these criticisms as a challenge to fuel their desire to bring honor and glory to the country that is slowly building its volleyball program to be at par with those in the region.    “Nagiging thankful kami sa kanila kasi nagdo-double time kami and mas tyinatyaga namin na pagbutihan pa para lang baka sakali na maintindihan nila at maunawaan nila yung pinangagalingan namin,” said De Guzman. The Nationals will fly to Thailand for a training camp from July 28 to August 10 and will set up another camp in Japan from November 5 to 20.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 19th, 2019

Corruption-prone processes at LTO

  Just last April of this year, I experienced two agonies when I processed my driver’s license renewal. First, the waiting area for the license applicants is uncomfortable because of the problem in the air-conditioning units in one of the LTO’s offices in Cebu at that time, and second, the tedious and long process in […] The post Corruption-prone processes at LTO appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2019