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Stock Market: PSEi slips on political concerns, bets on Fed hike

THE BELLWETHER index was down yesterday amidst political uncertainty, a perceived hike in the Federal Reserve's interest rate, as well as a downward pull from the Dow, analysts said......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 5th, 2016

‘Anti-dynasty law not needed in federal system’

An anti-political dynasty law is not necessary under a federal system of government, a political analyst said. Political science professor Edmund Tayao of the University of Santo Tomas explained that passing an anti-political dynasty will bring more harm .....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 24th, 2016

Finance: Peso to get boost as Federal Reserve holds rates

THE PESO'S depreciation is seen to ease in the aftermath of the US Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates steady despite the hazy political scene in the Philippines, the central bank chief said, which could also see increased trading as investo.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2016

States of the future Phl federal republic

The political blockbuster for our republic is the proposal to create a federal state to change the government from th.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2016

Will Con-Ass abolish political dynasties?

China’s military chief could not contain himself in the wake of the UN arbitral court’s nixing of their artificial island building......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2016

Drilon files anti-political dynasty bill

Outgoing Senate President Franklin M. Drilon asked Congress yesterday to pass his proposed Anti-Political Dynasty Act to finally implement a provision of the 1987 Constitution prohibiting political dynasties......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2016

Timing of Mexico drug lord s extradition seen as political

MEXICO CITY — Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's abrupt exit to face charges in the US marks the probable end of the career of Mexico's most notorious drug cartel b.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Russian political elites revel in Trump s inauguration

MOSCOW — Russian officials and lawmakers lauded Donald Trump's inauguration yesterday, hoping it will herald a period of better ties with the United States,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

DepEd bans lead paints

The Department of Education has ordered the mandatory use of lead-safe paints in all public and private elementary and secondary schools nationwide......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

PEACETALK: Building a truly independent, democratic, just, prosperous and progressive Philippines

(Statement of Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chief Political Consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines at the 3rd round of the GRP-NDF peace talks in Rome, Italy on 19 January 2017) His Excellency, Eric Forner, Ambassador of the Royal Norwegian Government to the Philippines, Her Excellency, Ambassador Elisabeth Slattom, special envoy of the [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Germany launches bid as favorite to host Euro 2024

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German soccer federation has formally launched a bid to host the 2024 European Championship. Federation president Reinhard Grindel says it will choose 10 stadiums and work with Transparency International during bidding ahead of UEFA's decision in September 2018. German organizers of the 2006 World Cup are criminal suspects in a Swiss federal investigation of irregular payments linked to FIFA. Still, Germany has been seen as the favorite to host Euro 2024 since reaching a deal with England to withdraw from competing to host the Euro 2020 semifinals and final. A combined Scandinavian bid has also been suggested for Euro 2024. However, UEFA said last month a maximum of two hosts would get direct qualification to the 24-team tournament. UEFA set a March 3 deadline for federations to express interest. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Michelle Obama: uber-mom, style icon, political force

Michelle Obama: uber-mom, style icon, political force.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Bush has pneumonia

Former president George H.W. Bush was admitted to an intensive care unit Wednesday suffering from pneumonia, highlighting concerns about the health of a political dynasty’s patriarch just as a new US leader prepares to enter office......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

PSA to honor Diaz as 2016 Athlete of the Year

Behind her powerful arms and legs, a young petite lady gave Philippine sports a lift it badly needed in the year just passed. Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz gave this country of 100 million people something to cheer about at the break of dawn one rainy day in August after copping an Olympic medal that was long overdue during the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Games. A combination of hard work, effort, heart, and sheer luck paved the way for the 25-year-old pride of Zamboanga City to run away with the silver in the women’s 53-kg weight division behind eventual winner Hsu Shu-Ching of Chinese Taipei. Diaz totaled a combined 200 kgs. in both the snatch and clean and jerk to the 212 of the Taiwanese bet. An Airwoman First Class at the Philippine Air Force, Diaz was only hoping for a bronze medal finish, but ended up a surprise runner up when fancied Li Yaiun of China – who earlier set an Olympic record in the snatch - failed to complete her final two attempts in the clean and jerk. “Sabi ko thank you Lord. Bronze lang ang hinihingi ko, pero silver ang ibinigay mo,” said Diaz moments after her triumph as the first-ever Filipina to win an Olympic medal. The Cinderella finish by Diaz was the first for the country in the last 20 years since boxer Mansueto ‘Onyok’ Velasco punched his way to a similar silver medal feat during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Hidilyn also became the first Filipino weightlifter to win an Olympic medal for the country and the only one to bag a silver outside of boxers Velasco and the late Anthony Villanueva (1964 Tokyo Games). In the light of her outstanding feats, the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) was one and unanimous in naming Diaz its 2016 Athlete of the Year during its traditional Awards Night presented by MILO and San Miguel on Feb. 13 at the LE PAVILION in Pasay City. Diaz is the first lady to be feted by the country’s oldest media organization with its highest individual honor after boxer Josie Gabuco and the Team Manila women’s softball team in 2012. “This one is a no-brainer. Hidilyn Diaz is truly the hands-down choice as the 2016 PSA Athlete of the Year,” said PSA president Riera Mallari, sports editor of The Standard. Last year, pro boxers Nonito Donaire Jr. and Donnie Nietes, along with young golfer Miguel Tabuena were the recipient of the coveted award annually handed out by the PSA, comprised by editors and sportswriters from the different broadsheets, tabloids, and online portals in the country. Diaz, who came home empty handed during both the 2008 (Beijing) and 2012 (London) Olympics, respectively, leads a long list of personalities and entities to be recognized during the formal rite co-presented by CIGNAL/HYPHER TV. In the coming days and weeks, recipients of the President’s Award, Lifetime Achievement honor, Executive of the Year, National Sports Association of the Year, Mr. Basketball, Mr. Golf, Mr. Football, and Ms. Volleyball will also be named as part of the two-hour program backed by Smart, Foton, Mighty Sports, Philippine Basketball Association, ACCEL, Gold Toe, SM Prime Holdings Inc., Globalport, Rain or Shine, ICTSI, and MVPSF. There will also be major awardees in different sports and citations to various personalities and entities in the annual rite backed by the Philippine Sports Commission, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, and Federal Land. Not to be missed out is the PSA’s recognition to young promising achievers such as the Tony Siddayao Awards and the Milo Male and Female Junior Athletes of the Year, as well as posthumous awards to those dearly departed friends of the local sportswriting community.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Huwag paduro sa NDF

“KUNG ayaw mo, ‘di wag mo!”  Ito dapat ang maging attitude ni Pangulong Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte sa ginagawang pananakot ng National Democratic Front (NDF) na maaari nilang bawiin ang idineklarang unilateral ceasefire. Ayon sa NDF, ang bantang pagbawi ng unilateral ceasefire ay dahil na rin umano sa hindi pagtupad ng pamahalaan sa pagpapalaya sa political ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Davos conference highlights world inequality

ON the eve of the annual meeting of the world’s political, financial, and business elites in Davos, Switzerland, this week, an international anti-poverty organization Oxfam warned against the growing gap between the very rich and the poor of the world......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

Kin of political prisoners demand freedom as talks resume - InterAksyon

Kin of political prisoners demand freedom as talks resume - InterAksyon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

Warriors break ground on San Francisco arena with fanfare

em>By Janie McCauley, Associated Press /em> SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hard hats on, Steve Kerr and Kevin Durant lifted their golden shovels filled with dirt in a ceremonial moment for the Warriors franchise as it broke ground on snazzy new San Francisco digs at long last. And keeping KD in a Golden State uniform to see it through is a key part of the grand plan. This project has already been 4.5 years in the making. 'Honestly, a relief to some extent,' owner and CEO Joe Lacob said. Kerr is campaigning for the Golden State name to stay put along with his superstar players. 'We are the Golden State Warriors and it's not up to me, but I don't want it to change,' Kerr said. 'It's a unique name. It's the only one like it in the league. I would like to see that remain. I fully believe we are still the Bay Area's team, no matter whether we're playing in Oakland or San Jose or San Francisco. The name Golden State Warriors, there's too much history, there's too much tradition to change.' Even if in a success-oriented business like the NBA, nobody knows who will still be around when 18,000-seat Chase Center is complete. Kerr has no idea if he will even still be on the sidelines then. 'If you're lucky enough in life, like I've been, you reach a point where you get to choose who you work with, you get to choose where you live and you get to choose where you work,' Kerr said. 'By those metrics, I want to stay here forever. I'm also an NBA coach and I'm well aware that this building is going to take about three years to build, so the chances of me standing on the sidelines for the Warriors are slim to hopeful. Maybe as, like, the coach of another team. 'So far, so good, so hopefully I'll still be here.' Next, Golden State will likely work to keep both two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry and Durant for the long haul by negotiating new deals this year. Kerr speaks to Durant daily and knows he is happy with his new Bay Area surroundings. 'We're going to win for a long time. ... We'll do whatever it takes to be champions again,' Lacob said of spending on players. He even publicly put KD on the spot: 'Kevin Durant came here without a new arena. Thank you, Kevin ... and also for agreeing to re-sign this summer. I have no idea how he's going to respond to that.' The Warriors did a little bit of everything to showcase how this will be far more than just a sports venue: The over-the-top groundbreaking featured a trio of songs by a gospel choir to kick off festivities, included a performance by the San Francisco Symphony and even acrobatic dancers dressed as construction workers for a grand finale of sorts that included beach balls dropping from an excavator before the equipment rigs moved in synchronization to the music in an extravagant routine featuring trampolines. Only boosting the mood was the California Supreme Court's decision earlier in the day to deny a petition by arena opponents seeking to overturn the Warriors' entitlements, further clearing the way for the project to move ahead — 'so we're totally good to go here,' Lacob noted. 'Wow, what a day!' said Warriors COO Rick Welts, noting the team will boast one of the world's premier 'gathering places' — for concerts and conventions, political events and more. 'Every city needs it. We need it. It will be great for San Francisco,' co-owner Peter Guber said. 'We now have proof, not just promises.' Curry got a break from public duties this time, a day after the Warriors pulled off a stunning 126-91 rout of LeBron James and the defending champion Cavaliers. Golden State hosts Oklahoma City on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee — among dozens of dignitaries in attendance — hollered, 'finally welcoming the Golden State Warriors home to San Francisco!' He rattled off the Warriors' star-studded roster and the energy around the franchise and its long-term mission. 'What's not to love?' he said. Lacob can't wait — and realizes how many people will miss the great vibe at the team's current home of Oracle Arena, an atmosphere the Warriors hope to replicate in many ways. Not only will the 11 acres include restaurants, cafes, businesses and other new additions to add vitality to the neighborhood, there will be a 51.5-acre bay-front park across from the arena. 'It is going to sing,' he said. 'It takes my breath away when we look at the renderings.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

The World: Merkel seeks 4th term, faces German voters on Sept. 24

BERLIN -- Germany looks set to hold its federal election on Sunday Sept. 24, with Chancellor Angela Merkel seeking a fourth term in office and the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party expected to enter the national parliament for the first time......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

Finance: TDF auction sees mixed results

THE CENTRAL BANK'S auction of term deposits saw mixed results on Wednesday, as yields for month-long tenors were higher than week-long tenors amid rising political uncertainties abroad......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017