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Con-Com wants VP s cabinet post mandatory

Con-Com wants VP s cabinet post mandatory.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepApr 12th, 2018

Con-Com eyes reelection for president, mandatory Cabinet post for VP

MANILA, Philippines – The Consultative Committee (Con-Com) on revising the constitution is considering a 4-year term for both the president and vice president with the possibility of reelection for a second term. This was announced by Con-Com member and former justice Antonio Nachura Jr ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Method in its madness

Despite the bluster of President Rodrigo Duterte and his equally loud lieutenants, yes-men and accomplices in the Cabinet, the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Supreme Court, his regime is in reality completely without anything that even approximates a rational and coherent platform of governance. It is making things up as it goes along, and patching together ad hoc attempts to make it seem as if it were addressing the urgent problems that haunt the nation, most of which are of its own making. The post Method in its madness appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News17 hr. 10 min. ago

Peso ‘highly unlikely’ to hit P58:$1 ­­­– Diokno

The peso is unlikely to post a record drop next year, a Cabinet official said on Wednesday, rejecting a research firm’s claim that the currency, which fell to a near 13-year low of P54.13 last week, could plunge to P58:$1 by the end of 2019 given pressures from a widening trade deficit and the government’s [...] The post Peso ‘highly unlikely’ to hit P58:$1 ­­­– Diokno appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Palace on Roxas’ steps to fight inflation: ‘Shut up’

MALACAÑANG ON Wednesday rejected the unsolicited advice of former senator and Cabinet official Manuel A. Roxas II on inflation, saying the Liberal Party stalwart should just “shut up.” The post Palace on Roxas’ steps to fight inflation: ‘Shut up’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Piñol: Up to 300,000 MT of sugar to be imported

Sugar farmers drop objections, agree to sell remaining stocks at P48/kilo The Philippines is set to import up to 300,000 metric tons (MT) of sugar to address continued price increases for the commodity, a Cabinet official said. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, in a Facebook post on Sunday, said sugar planters had agreed to drop their… link: Piñol: Up to 300,000 MT of sugar to be imported.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Piñol: Up to 300,000 MT of sugar to be imported

Sugar farmers drop objections, agree to sell remaining stocks at P48/kilo The Philippines is set to import up to 300,000 metric tons (MT) of sugar to address continued price increases for the commodity, a Cabinet official said. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, in a Facebook post on Sunday, said sugar planters had agreed to drop their [...] The post Piñol: Up to 300,000 MT of sugar to be imported appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Duterte offers NFA post to Army chief Bautista

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte wants Army chief Lieutenant General Rolando Bautista to replace National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Jason Aquino. Duterte offered the post to Bautista during the Cabinet meeting on the effects of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) held at the Cagayan Provincial Capitol in Tuguegarao ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

DoF: Clark airport to be prioritized

The government will prioritize the development of the Clark International Airport and a planned “city of the future” amid San Miguel’s unsolicited P735-billion Bulacan airport project, a Cabinet official said. “It’s obvious. Our priority—and we have put money in it—is the Clark Airport and the New Clark City development,” Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd told reporters [...] The post DoF: Clark airport to be prioritized appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Regulator to look into minority shareholder’s complaint vs SMC

THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has formed a special panel to investigate a complaint filed against San Miguel Corp. (SMC) and its subsidiaries for allegedly violating the mandatory tender offer rule prior to the merger of its traditional businesses. The post Regulator to look into minority shareholder’s complaint vs SMC appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Guarantee sought for airport project

The Finance department is not standing in the way of San Miguel Corp.’s (SMC) P735-billion Bulacan airport project but the conglomerate must guarantee the work to be done by unit San Miguel Holdings Corp. (SMHC), a Cabinet official said. SMC quickly replied that it would “abide by the Department of Finance’s demands.” Speaking at a [...] The post Guarantee sought for airport project appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Habito: Employment gains not enough for PH

Employment improvements as of July do not mean the Philippine economy has improved significantly, a former Cabinet official said, given issues such as inflation having hit a new nine-year high. In a speech at the Chamber of Thrift Banks (CTB) General Membership meeting at a hotel in Makati City, former National Economic and Development Authority [...] The post Habito: Employment gains not enough for PH appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

China invited to join Marawi pledging session

The Philippines has invited China to participate in a pledging session meant to raise international support for the recovery and rehabilitation of Marawi City. “Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd extended the invitation to China during a meeting between a Cabinet-level Philippine delegation and officials of China’s Ministry of Commerce as he expressed the Philippines’ ‘deep gratitude’ for [...] The post China invited to join Marawi pledging session appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Carpio won’t succeed De Castro–Duterte

President Duterte has discounted the possibility that Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, the most senior magistrate in the Supreme Court, may succeed incoming Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro after she reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 on Oct. 8. Mr. Duterte said Carpio himself had declared that he was not interested in the chief magistrate's post. "He stated publicly that he is not going to accept. So why force a person to accept a task that he does not want. This is a free country," the President said. Carpio did not apply for the vacancy at the top post of the judiciary left by the ouster of former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno because he did not want to...Keep on reading: Carpio won’t succeed De Castro–Duterte.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

UPDATE: De Castro to serve as Chief Justice for 2 months

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita de Castro as Supreme Court Chief Justice, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go confirmed on Saturday. However, De Castro’s stint as Chief Justice will be short – two months. She will retire on October 8 upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of [...] The post UPDATE: De Castro to serve as Chief Justice for 2 months appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

‘NO METH HEAD’: Confirmatory drug test clears Iloilo cop

A MEMBER of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO), who earlier tested positive for drug use, could now heave a sigh of relief. This, as the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) of the Department of Health (DOH) cleared Senior Police Officer 1 Redan Octaviano, based on the confirmatory test. Octaviano underwent the mandatory confirmatory test after […] The post ‘NO METH HEAD’: Confirmatory drug test clears Iloilo cop appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

UPDATE: Anti-poverty chief Liza Maza resigns

NATIONAL Anti-Poverty Commission Chief Liza Maza announced her resignation from the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday. “Upon deeper reflection on the events of the past few weeks, as well as the direction in which this administration appears to be heading, I am announcing that I have tendered this morning my irrevocable resignation as Secretary [...] The post UPDATE: Anti-poverty chief Liza Maza resigns appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

Is yoga more beneficial than stretching for NFL players?

By Terrin Waack, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — During the mandatory rookie camp back in June, the New York Giants required players to take a yoga class. Running back Robert Martin walked in, looked around at his new teammates and thought, man, this is crazy. "We usually don't do yoga," he said. "We stretch, but we don't do yoga." Even as a first-timer, though, Martin immediately knew how the two were different . "It definitely felt weirder than regular stretching," he said. "It was a lot harder because you have to sit in certain positions we've never been in before." Players like New York Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams and Giants quarterback Davis Webb prefer yoga because it requires a set amount of time dedicated to the practice. That is the activity. They can focus on their body without worries of what's next and feel an immediate difference afterward. The poses in yoga are more beneficial than typical stretching because they incorporate all parts of the body into the movements, Los Angeles Chargers Director of Football/Medical Services James Collins said. Stretching is linear. Yoga is non-linear, helping multidirectional joints such as the elbow, wrist, ankle, hip and shoulder. All of the major joints are encased in a capsule and contain fluid to help prevent friction between bones. Yoga helps maintain the capsules. "I describe it to (a player) as really thick saran wrap that covers his joint so that the fluid stays in there," said Collins, also the Professional Football Athletic Trainers' Society president. "But at the same time, that saran wrap needs to have its flexibility — keep it stretched out — so the join can function properly." Joint integrity comes down to maintaining mobility, he said. Because yoga is a multidirectional exercise, it allows the joint to move in every direction it can. Take the hip. Downward dog, pigeon pose or runner's lunge are just some of the yoga poses that benefit the hip. Downward dog alone has multiple variations to stretch the hip in different directions. "But if we lay down on the floor at home and just pull our leg straight up over our head, that's linear," Collin said. "So that joint is only getting work in that direction." The knee is not multidirectional, he said, which is why it's so vulnerable to getting hurt. It's not made to go certain ways. National Athletic Trainers' Association president Tory Lindley, who's Director of Athletic Training Services at Northwestern University, believes yoga creates a more conducive environment for muscle lengthening. It doesn't just jump right into poses. It's a progression, working through the whole body rather than just parts. Static stretching doesn't allow that. "We've gone away from pre-practice stretching," Lindley said. "There's much better benefits from a pre-practice dynamic workout, which is what the vast majority of teams regardless of sport will do. And then post-practice, when flexibility training is beneficial, in most cases that environment is much more about let's get off the field as quickly as we can versus let's take time to dedicate to the stretching or flexibility piece." The debate isn't if yoga should be done before or after practice, it's when is there time to aside for yoga and yoga alone. Gwen Lawrence, the founder of Power Yoga for Sport who worked with Giants for 18 seasons, said NFL players should do yoga twice a week with sessions lasting an hour. That's best case scenario and more realistic for the offseason. Right now, Kaleen Lugo gets 45 minutes once or twice a week with the Chargers, depending on their preseason schedule. During the regular season, players should at least do it on their recovery day, whether the team offers it or they do it independently. It should become a routine so players can develop and advance their personal practice. "Just a straight sun salutation," Giants linebacker Jordan Williams said of doing progression of yoga moves. "When you start getting that flow through — warrior, warrior lunge, runner's lunge and then bring that through with downward dog and upward dog — I love that." Is yoga more beneficial than stretching for NFL players? By TERRIN WAACK,  AP Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — During the mandatory rookie camp back in June, the New York Giants required players to take a yoga class. Running back Robert Martin walked in, looked around at his new teammates and thought, man, this is crazy. "We usually don't do yoga," he said. "We stretch, but we don't do yoga." Even as a first-timer, though, Martin immediately knew how the two were different. "It definitely felt weirder than regular stretching," he said. "It was a lot harder because you have to sit in certain positions we've never been in before." Players like New York Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams and Giants quarterback Davis Webb prefer yoga because it requires a set amount of time dedicated to the practice. That is the activity . They can focus on their body without worries of what's next and feel an immediate difference afterward. The poses in yoga are more beneficial than typical stretching because they incorporate all parts of the body into the movements, Los Angeles Chargers Director of Football/Medical Services James Collins said. Stretching is linear. Yoga is non-linear, helping multidirectional joints such as the elbow, wrist, ankle, hip and shoulder. All of the major joints are encased in a capsule and contain fluid to help prevent friction between bones. Yoga helps maintain the capsules. "I describe it to (a player) as really thick saran wrap that covers his joint so that the fluid stays in there," said Collins, also the Professional Football Athletic Trainers' Society president. "But at the same time, that saran wrap needs to have its flexibility — keep it stretched out — so the join can function properly." Joint integrity comes down to maintaining mobility, he said. Because yoga is a multidirectional exercise, it allows the joint to move in every direction it can. Take the hip. Downward dog, pigeon pose or runner's lunge are just some of the yoga poses that benefit the hip. Downward dog alone has multiple variations to stretch the hip in different directions. "But if we lay down on the floor at home and just pull our leg straight up over our head, that's linear," Collin said. "So that joint is only getting work in that direction." The knee is not multidirectional, he said, which is why it's so vulnerable to getting hurt. It's not made to go certain ways. National Athletic Trainers' Association president Tory Lindley, who's Director of Athletic Training Services at Northwestern University, believes yoga creates a more conducive environment for muscle lengthening. It doesn't just jump right into poses. It's a progression, working through the whole body rather than just parts. Static stretching doesn't allow that. "We've gone away from pre-practice stretching," Lindley said. "There's much better benefits from a pre-practice dynamic workout, which is what the vast majority of teams regardless of sport will do. And then post-practice, when flexibility training is beneficial, in most cases that environment is much more about let's get off the field as quickly as we can versus let's take time to dedicate to the stretching or flexibility piece." The debate isn't if yoga should be done before or after practice, it's when is there time to aside for yoga and yoga alone. Gwen Lawrence, the founder of Power Yoga for Sport who worked with Giants for 18 seasons, said NFL players should do yoga twice a week with sessions lasting an hour. That's best case scenario and more realistic for the offseason. Right now, Kaleen Lugo gets 45 minutes once or twice a week with the Chargers, depending on their preseason schedule. During the regular season, players should at least do it on their recovery day, whether the team offers it or they do it independently. It should become a routine so players can develop and advance their personal practice. "Just a straight sun salutation," Giants linebacker Jordan Williams said of doing progression of yoga moves. "When you start getting that flow through — warrior, warrior lunge, runner's lunge and then bring that through with downward dog and upward dog — I love that."  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

HOAX: Trillanes positive in Sotto’s surprise drug test in Senate

Claim: Senator Antonio Trillanes IV supposedly tested positive in the surprise mandatory drug test in the Senate led by Senate President Vicente Sotto III on July 30. The blog dutertards.info in its July 30 post ran the headline, “Trillanes positive sa random drug test ni Sotto sa Senado!” .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

California blazes threaten populated areas

LAKE ELSINORE: Authorities battling massive wildfires in large swathes of California issued mandatory evacuation orders and health warnings Friday over the worsening air quality as the flames grew ever closer to populated areas. After almost a month of wildfires, the National Weather Service warned that satellite images showed “widespread smoke” drifting from the fires into [...] The post California blazes threaten populated areas appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

The top diplomat

During the 2016 election campaign, candidate Rodrigo Duterte told his running mate, Alan Peter Cayetano, that if they won, the vice president would get a Cabinet post......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018