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COA: Many anomalies in DOT during Teo s term

COA: Many anomalies in DOT during Teo s term.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepJul 12th, 2018

Faces of the News: Wanda Tulfo-Teo

The Commission on Audit has unearthed more anomalies under the term of resigned Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo.   This time, Teo and former Undersecretary for Administration and Special Concerns Rolando Caizal were found to have withdrawn various merchandise --- including luxury bags and cosmetics, chocolates and kitchenware --- from the state-owned Duty Free Philippines Corp. (DFPC).   State auditors said some P2.17 million worth of goods were unlawfully deducted from the Department of Tourism's (DOT) share of Duty Free's net profits.   Another P346,446.80 worth of items pulled out were not recorded in DFPC's books.   As an attached agency ...Keep on reading: Faces of the News: Wanda Tulfo-Teo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Term deposit rates up on oversubscription

Term deposits fetched higher rates across the board as banks continued to park their excess funds in the liquidity absorption facilities of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Domestic liquidity still sufficient – BSP exec

The Philippine financial system continues to enjoy sufficient liquidity given the interest in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ term deposit facility (TDF), a senior BSP official said. “As we indicated…READ The post Domestic liquidity still sufficient – BSP exec appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Makati court metes out life term to Sinaloa man

Makati court metes out life term to Sinaloa man.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

DPWH uses tech vs graft, inefficiency

Plagued with anomalies involving ghost projects in previous years, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is looking forward to permanently curbing corruption in the agency by geo-tagging all infrastructure projects being implemented across the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Pimentel ‘happy’ over dismissal of disqualification cases

MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III has expressed happiness over the decision of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to junk the disqualification cases filed against him, which he described as a "Damocles' sword" on his candidacy for the 2019 elections. "I am very happy that the Comelec has finally decided on the cases which have served as a Damocles sword over my candidacy," Pimentel said in a statement on Wednesday. After a few months, Comelec dismissed the disqualification raps filed against him for "lack of merit." "It is clear that Pimentel has not fully served his first term as senator. Thus, the two-term limit does not yet apply to him," the Fir...Keep on reading: Pimentel ‘happy’ over dismissal of disqualification cases.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Mindanao railway project moving slow, says MinDA chief

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 February) – Phase 1 of the 1,550-kilometer Mindanao Railway Project is moving slow with only three years to accomplish it before President Rodrigo Duterte’s term ends in 2022, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Secretary Abul Khayr Alonto said in an interview on Tuesday. “I am not happy. Why should I be happy when […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Marcos idea: Extend barangay officials term

Marcos idea: Extend barangay officials term.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Treasury fully awards seven-year bonds

THE government made a full award of the seven-year Treasury bonds (T-bond) it placed on the auction block on Tuesday, indicating strong investor demand for medium-term instruments......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Duterte wants all areas under land reform

President Duterte would like all available land in the country placed under land reform within the remaining three years of his term......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Universities, newsrooms in rare collab to counter fake news before midterm polls

Various news organizations and top universities agreed to collaborate to form the first cross-newsroom fact-checking initiative in the country called Tsek.ph for the upcoming mid-term polls this May. The University of the Philippines’ journalism department as well as Interaksyon, Philstar.com, ABS-CBN News and VERA Files, among others, initiated the project to counter the spread of […] The post Universities, newsrooms in rare collab to counter fake news before midterm polls appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

PH posts 4th straight month of weaker long-term investment inflows

Long-term equity capital entering the Philippines from overseas slowed for the fourth straight month in November 2018a trend that reversed the record-high investment levels reported earlier that year,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Hugpong kicks off campaign sortie

Hugpong ng Pagbabago, the party of President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, started its campaign sortie today for the 2019 mid-term elections at the Pampanga Provincial Capitol. Leading Hugpong’s senatorial line-up is former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Kemba Walker Enters 3rd All-Star Game with Uncertain Future

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) --- Kemba Walker is preparing for his third NBA All-Star game --- and his first as a starter --- this weekend on his home court in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he once shouted "This is my city!" after a game-winning shot. The big question is how many more he'll play in as a member of the Hornets. The eight-year NBA veteran is set to become one of several All-Star free agents in July and will surely be an attractive option for more than a few teams. On the surface, it seems like Walker re-signing a long-term deal is a no-brainer --- he has repeatedly stated his desire to continue playing for the Hornets, and the organization wants him back. But there a...Keep on reading: Kemba Walker Enters 3rd All-Star Game with Uncertain Future.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Trump defends ‘executive time’ after schedule leak

WASHINGTON, United States -- Donald Trump pushed back Sunday at the suggestion he spends much of his work day taking it easy, as the White House kept up the hunt for the person behind an embarrassing leak of the president's schedule. According to details published last week by Axios, 60 percent of Trump's work life is categorized as "executive time," meaning unstructured time to make phone calls, read newspapers, tweet and watch television. Seeking to set the record straight, the president said such free time should be viewed as "positive, not negative." "When the term Executive Time is used, I am generally working, not relaxing," Trump tweeted. "In fact, I probably work mor...Keep on reading: Trump defends ‘executive time’ after schedule leak.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Being a ‘yellow’ is no issue

Tomorrow is the start of the official campaign period for all senatorial and party-list representative candidates who were earlier qualified by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to run in the coming May 13 mid-term elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Old School Power Rankings 2018-19: Weeks 15-16

By Scott Wraight, NBA.com It almost happened. The King almost surrendered the throne and his crown. But thanks to an impressive performance, the kingdom avoids disarray -- for now. Over the past month or so, it's becoming clear that we have a slight separation of powers, with the Big Three putting some distance between themselves and the field. But that could change depending on how a certain big man responds to his new surroundings in Toronto. And now that he's back and healthy, that gritty guard in Houston could quickly ascend the ranks. - NOTE: Statistics are through games of Feb. 8 (PHL time) - Any player who turns 32 during regular season can be added to rankings. - Check out previous rankings. 1. LeBron James (34), Los Angeles Lakers Previous rank: 1 Latest stats: 3 games, 23.3 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 10.0 apg Season stats: 27.0 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 7.4 apg James must have sensed he was about to lose his spot at the top of the mountain, as he quickly responded with an impressive triple-double against the Celtics (we'll overlook the 1-for-5 from the free-throw line). The King hasn't shown much rust since returning from a long-term groin injury, but others have elevated their game. 2. LaMarcus Aldridge (33), San Antonio Spurs Previous rank: 2 Latest stats: 7 games, 24.4 ppg, 11.6 rpg, 2.6 apg Season stats: 21.1 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 2.5 apg If not for James' triple-double on Thursday (Friday, PHL time), Aldridge would've claimed the throne. That's what happens when you grab double-doubles in five of the last seven, and go for 30-9 and 22-9 in the other two. In fact, over his last 10 games, he's only had one subpar performance (13 points and five rebounds on Jan. 24, PHL time). 3. Lou Williams (32), LA Clippers Previous rank: 3 Latest stats: 8 games, 23.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 6.9 apg Season stats: 19.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 5.2 apg We didn't forget. Williams started the stint with his first career triple-double. If that wasn't enough, he poured in a career-high 39 four games later. If that wasn't enough, he added 31 two games after that. Despite closing out the period with a relative stinker (10 points in 17 minutes), Williams is averaging 24.5 in February after 20.4 in January. 4. Marc Gasol (34), Toronto Raptors Previous rank: 5 Latest stats: 6 games, 18.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 3.7 apg Season stats: 15.7 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 4.7 apg It was another mixed bag for Gasol, who managed two games of 24 or more, two games of 18-19 points and two games between 8-11 points. We fully expect Gasol to step up now that he's playing on a team in the Raptors with serious title aspirations, as he should be able to integrate nicely with both the offense and defense. 5. Rudy Gay (32), San Antonio Spurs Previous rank: 8 Latest stats: 8 games, 16.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 3.1 apg Season stats: 14.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.5 apg Shooting 50.5 from the field and 52.2 from beyond the arc, Gay turned in six games of 15 or more points. He's now managed to score in double figures in 12 straight while shooting better than 50 percent in eight of those contests. No wonder he's shooting a career-best 52.2 percent from the field. 6. J.J. Redick (34), Philadelphia 76ers Previous rank: 4 Latest stats: 3 games, 16.7 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 2.7 apg Season stats: 18.3 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.8 apg A small sample size is the reason for Redick's slip, as he failed to make any big impressions in his three games. He did, however, shoot 42.3 from deep (11-for-26) while scoring 13 or more in all three. But he'll need to pocket more 20-point games if he hopes to climb back to where he was. 7. Kyle Lowry (32), Toronto Raptors Previous rank: 6 Latest stats: 5 games, 14.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 8.4 apg Season stats: 14.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 9.3 apg In three wins, Lowry averaged 17.3 points and 9.3 assists. In two losses, he averaged 9.5 points and 7.0 assists. But the shooting remains a big issue. Lowry's 40.6 FG% is his lowest since 2012-13 (40.1) and his 32.5 3PT% is his lowest since '09-10 (27.2). On a positive, Lowry's 9.3 assists per game easily rise to a career-best mark. 8. Jeff Green (32), Washington Wizards Previous rank: Just missed Latest stats: 7 games, 19.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.1 apg Season stats: 12.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.9 apg Shooting 50.0 percent from the field and 42.3 from three-point range, Green went for 20 or more points in five of seven games, including four straight -- his longest such stretch all season. Green's stellar run has been boosted by increased playing time; he's averaging 35.7 minutes in three February games after averaging 30.5 minutes in 14 January games. 9. Chris Paul (33), Houston Rockets Previous rank: NA Latest stats: 5 games, 15.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 7.2 apg Season stats: 15.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 7.9 apg Paul finally returned to action Jan. 27 (Jan. 28, PHl time) after missing 17 games with a hamstring injury. He's managed to turn in five straight double-figure scoring games to go along with six or more assists in four of the games. There's a little rust, but we like what we see, especially the 2.4 steals and 47.2 FG% during the span. 10.  Al Horford (32), Boston Celtics Previous rank: 10 Latest stats: 7 games, 14.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 5.1 apg Season stats: 12.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 3.8 apg Horford started the stint on fire, turning in back-to-back double-doubles for the first time this season. Yes, you read that right. In addition to the double-doubles, he shot 60.3 percent from the field and 2.3 blocks, including a season-best six blocks in last Monday's win over the Nets. Just missed the cut: Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, Trevor Ariza, Marco Belinelli The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

7 jihadists get life term for killing 60 in Tunisia - The Manila Times Online

TUNIS: A Tunisian court has sentenced seven jihadists to life in prison over attacks at a museum and on a beach in 2015 that killed 60 people, many of themREAD The post 7 jihadists get life term for k.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

See that ‘pokpok’? The thrills and trills of UP bird-watching

  Against the setting sun on the University of the Philippines Diliman (UP) campus, two professors recount their recent encounters with birds.   "They were so beautiful!" gushes bird photographer and poet Reuel Molina Aguila to fellow bird enthusiast Bert Madrigal.   A bird trill gives them pause. "Do you hear that?" Madrigal asks.   They listen intently, trying to name the winged creature making the sound.   "Bulbul!" they exclaim, giggling like schoolchildren amused with the bird's name, which is similar to the Filipino term for pubic hair. The yellow-vented bulbul is a mainstay on campus.   Bird-watching, or birding, h...Keep on reading: See that ‘pokpok’? The thrills and trills of UP bird-watching.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

EDITORIAL - Enforcing the laws

The Ecological Solid Waste Management Law or Republic Act 9003 requires provincial, city and municipal governments to draw up and submit long-term plans for garbage management......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019