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Con-con to cost P7B – Nograles

MANILA, Philippines — The proposal of some lawmakers to elect a constitutional convention for Charter change will cost taxpayers at least P7 billion, the cha.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 7th, 2018

Con-con to cost P7B – Nograles

MANILA, Philippines — The proposal of some lawmakers to elect a constitutional convention for Charter change will cost taxpayers at least P7 billion, the cha.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018

Dengvaxia aid fund ok pushed

Nograles urges Senate to approve P1.16B fund for dengue vaccine victims HOUSE Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Karlo “Ang Probinsyano” Nograles yesterday urged the Senate to act on its version of the proposed P1.16-billion Supplemental Budget meant to provide medical aid for victims of the controversial anti-dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia. This developed….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News14 hr. 12 min. ago

House eyes swift okay of 3T budget, fed, BOL

THE House leadership is eyeing the swift passage of the 2019 P3.757 trillion national budget, federalism, and ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) as its top priorities when Congress opens its third and last regular session of the 17th Congress this Monday. Appropriations Bill (GAB). Nograles said he expects….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News14 hr. 12 min. ago

McIlroy loses ground with tough finish at British Open

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Rory McIlroy pledged to "go down swinging" in his bid to win a major for the first time in four years. He might have to swing for the fences after the way he finished Saturday at the British Open. On a day of low scoring, McIlroy bogeyed two of his last three holes for a 1-under 70. Instead of being two shots behind, he was four back, certainly not out of it. And he wasn't about to change his strategy of being aggressive. "Go out and hit a lot of drivers," McIlroy said. "I felt like today the course was perfectly set up to take advantage of it and attack it. Tried to do that for the most part. Maybe my wedge play wasn't quite as good as it should have been, but I gave myself plenty of chances." McIlroy said he felt like he left some shots out on the course, and was disappointed at the way he finished. Still, he's won the Open before and believes he has a reasonable shot to do it again. "I've got a bit of experience at this," he said. "Maybe more so than some of the other guys on the leaderboard. But the leaderboard is packed with a lot of very, very good players." McIlroy and other players on the leaderboard are keeping an eye on the notoriously fickle Scottish weather going into the final round. The wind is expected to pick up some and if it shifts direction the scores could go a different direction than they did on Saturday. The best thing, McIlroy said, is there are only five players in front of the group bunched four shots off the lead. "Just need to get off to a fast start tomorrow," he said. "I'm obviously disappointed after the way I finished, but I'm still in the tournament. I'm only a few shots behind. The wind is supposed to pick up a little bit. So it will make things interesting." ___ WINDWARD FINALE Kevin Kisner has been hearing all week that the strongest wind would be on Sunday, which is fine by him. "I think it's going to be a true test, and we'll get to see really who's hitting it the best and playing the best tomorrow," Kisner said. He only had one wish. "As long as 18 is downwind, I don't really care," he said. "I played with Zach (Johnson) today and he said the last time they were here, they hit 3-woods all four days on 16 and 4-iron on 18. So I can't imagine that direction and how difficult that finish would be." ___ REDEMPTION Zander Lombard dropped two shots on the 17th hole when he pulled it into a ditch, took a drop, hit into a bunker and missed the cut. He made up for it in a big way. "I said to my caddie walking down the fairway, 'Let's have a finish for the crowds at least,'" Lombard said. After a strong drive on the 18th, the South African hit a gap wedge from 132 yards that landed in front and to the left of the hole, checked and turned to the right and then dropped in for an eagle. "It was just awesome soaking up the energy and taking it in," Lombard said. "I feel really positive for tomorrow, and I'm going to fight for it." ___ ONE BAD SWING Rickie Fowler opened with two birdies in four holes and was one shot out of the lead with a par 5 coming up at No. 6. That turned out to be his undoing. Fowler pulled his tee shot so far left that it went out-of-bounds. He sent his next shot from the tee some 40 yards to the right, and he wound up making a triple-bogey 8. That wasn't his only mistake. He made three more bogeys, including on the 18th, and that offset the eagle he made on the par-5 14th. But it added to a 73 — only Pat Perez with a 74 had a higher score among the last 14 players to tee off Saturday. "Obviously wanted to head in the right direction today, but didn't do that," Fowler said. "Back to the drawing board. We'll come out hot tomorrow and see what we can do. Made some good swings coming in, but like I said, just didn't execute through the middle of the front nine and (it) cost me." Fowler was eight shots behind and plays Sunday with Patrick Reed. ___ ROSE RALLY Justin Rose was about 18 feet away from going home Friday when he made the birdie putt on the 18th to make the cut on the number. One day later, he was five shots out of the lead. No one took advantage of the calm conditions like Rose, who played bogey-free from the third group out and shot 64. It was his lowest score at the British Open by two shots, and at the end of the day, Rose was in a tie for 13th. "There's a difference between being 3 over on Friday and way off the lead and 3 over and way off the lead on Saturday morning," Rose said. "You kind of feel a bit more grateful to be here rather than Friday night, you feel frustrated to be there. So I think the birdie on 18 last night freed me up, and I'm just very happy to be out on this golf course and not down the road somewhere else this morning. "Obviously, I had nothing to lose." He won't be losing much sleep. Rose had the entire afternoon off to rest, and he gets to sleep more on Sunday. ___ AP Sports Columnist Tim Dahlberg contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Napocor seeks higher adjustment on universal charge

State-run National Power Corp. (Napocor) is seeking a higher adjustment on the universal charge (UC) to cover more than P17 billion in subsidies to power up off-grid areas next year and on account of higher fuel cost as a result of the additional excise tax under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

Few good options on anthem protests for NFL owners

By Jimmy Golen, Associated Press The controversy over NFL players protesting during the national anthem isn't going away, despite — or perhaps because of — team owners' efforts to stop players from using the forum to speak out on political causes. The league's attempt to turn responsibility for disciplining protesters over to individual teams backfired on Thursday when the Miami Dolphins tried to categorize raising a fist or kneeling during the anthem as "conduct detrimental to the club." That gave them the right to punish a player with a fine or up to a four-game suspension — one game more than Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston got when he was accused of groping an Uber driver. Hours after The Associated Press reported on Miami's rules, the NFL and the players union issued a joint statement saying they were putting any anthem conduct policy on hold to see if they could come up with a compromise. But the owners aren't left with many good options to diffuse the controversy, especially with President Donald Trump eager to fan the flames. Here's a look at some of them: LEAVE IT TO THE TEAMS The Plan: The league's solution, which the NFL Players Association challenged, was to allow each team to determine whether to punish its own players for protesting during the anthem. The policy adopted in May by team owners subjected clubs to fines and required players to stand if they are on the field during "The Star-Spangled Banner," though it allowed players to stay in the locker room if they wished. This would have given hard-line owners in conservative regions a chance to clamp down while allowing teams in more liberal areas to let their players have their say. As it turned out, all it did was punt the ball down the road. The Winners: None. With players punished in some cities and protesting freely in others, there would always be plenty to complain about for those inclined to do so. And everyone seems inclined to do so these days. The Losers: NFL owners. Any punishment is destined to divide the locker room and the fandom; should a team actually suspend a significant contributor, it would only be hurting itself. And the guarantee of unequal treatment between and within teams would surely keep the issue in the news for yet another season. GO BACK TO THE OLD WAY The Plan: Ask players to stand at attention during the national anthem, and hope that they do. The Winners: Players, who would retain the ability to call attention to causes they believe in, namely racial inequality and police brutality . And President Trump, who gets applause any time he attacks the protesting players as he stumps for Republicans in the November midterm elections. The Losers: NFL owners, or at least those like Houston's Bob McNair who have chafed at the notion of the "inmates running the prison." They lose control and remain a subject of Trump's ridicule. KEEP PLAYERS IN THE LOCKER ROOM DURING THE ANTHEM The Plan: Players can't protest during the anthem if they aren't on the field during the anthem. Or so the theory goes. But the demonstrations were never about the anthem itself; it started as a way for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to protest racial inequality and expanded into a league-wide us-vs.-them after Trump's hollered at one rally: "Get that son of a bitch off the field." The Winners: Fans who were triggered by the sight of players kneeling during the song. And players, who could surely find another forum for their protests. The Losers: NFL owners. The president has already said this isn't patriotic enough for him, so there's little hope of him easing up on his criticism. And it would cost them the connection to the flag and country they have worked hard to cultivate. COMPROMISE The Plan: Other sports worked with their players so that they didn't have to protest to be heard. Maybe the owners make a donation to the players' pet projects, play a video on the scoreboard, or otherwise give them a forum for their concerns. The Winners: Players. It's not about the protest, it's about the cause. The Losers: NFL owners. Even if they could stomach the loss of control, the political intrusion on the sport is bound to alienate some fans. STOP PLAYING THE ANTHEM BEFORE GAMES The Plan: Join almost every other country in the world and skip the forced display of patriotism that demands players stand at attention while fans check their phones, finish their hot dogs or take the opportunity to visit the bathroom. If teams want to honor the military or local first-responders, let them do so free from marketing deals. The Winners: Fans who don't consider the anthem an integral part of the sports experience, giving them another 90 seconds in to spend in game day traffic without missing anything. The Losers. NFL owners. Concessionaires. And a whole generation of American Idol also-rans......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

Solon vows expanded pension plan for seniors

A HOUSE leader vowed to expand the coverage of the social pension program for senior citizens. Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles, chairman of the House committee on appropriations, said that the House of Representatives will ensure that there will be enough budget for the Department of Social Welfare and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Tokyo Olympic venues make progress with 2 years to go

TOKYO --- The Japan Sports Council gave a progress report on the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, saying the project is 40 percent complete with two years to go before the opening ceremony. Located in central Tokyo, the Olympic Stadium will be the centerpiece of the 2020 Games. The JSC, the government-funded stadium operator, says the 68,000-seat stadium is on schedule to be finished in November 2019. It will host the opening ceremony on July 24, 2020 as well as athletics and the closing ceremony. The construction was more than a year behind schedule when it started in December 2016, as an earlier stadium plan was scrapped because of spiraling cost...Keep on reading: Tokyo Olympic venues make progress with 2 years to go.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Shift to federalism will cost billions, says economics expert

The shift to federalism will cost the government billions, an economics expert warned Tuesday. Source link link: Shift to federalism will cost billions, says economics expert.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

QUEBEX to start construction in 2022

NAGA City -- The proposed 400-kilometer Quezon-Bicol Expressway or “QUEBEX” from Pagbilao, Quezon to Matnog, Sorsogon with an estimated cost of P700 billion has been approved by the executive directors of the Philippine Construction Company, which will undertake the gigantic highway project under a Public, Private, Partnership (PPP) with the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

China s continued blocking of Reed Bank drilling could cost Philippine development — expert

China’s continued blocking of oil and gas drilling on Reed Bank in the West Philippine Sea may bring economic repercussions for the Philippines, a maritime law expert warned. Source link link: China's continued blocking of Reed Bank drilling could cost Philippine development — expert.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

SC ruling on IRA to cost gov’t P1.5 T — DOF

The Supreme Court ruling that includes all national taxes in the internal revenue allotments (IRA) of local government units (LGUs) may cost the national government as much as P1.5 trillion if implemented retroactively, according to the Department of Finance (DOF)......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

AirAsia launches Clark-Taipei flights

Low-cost carrier AirAsia launched its first international route from the Clark International Airport as it now offers flights to Taipei, in line with its push to make Clark its main hub in the country......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

P2.5-trillion infrastructure projects now off the ground

A total of 78 infrastructure projects with a combined cost of P2.5 trillion are already in various stages of implementation, the Department of Finance said yesterday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Hague ruling anniversary, Tulfo audit, Kylie Jenner | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Seven out of 10 Filipinos want the Duterte administration to assert the Philippines' rights over the West Philippine Sea. Ben Tulfo's Bitag Media gets 75% of the cut of the total airing cost of tourism segments paid by Department of Tourism to People's Television Network. A tarp that reads 'Welcome ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Judicial delays: cost and causes

The constitutional right to due process has always been foundational for the Philippines. Yet an unfortunately resignedly accepted aspect thereof is the delay with which justice is dispatched. Surely, “justice delayed is justice denied” but other consequences -- particularly on the economy -- also prevail......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Arsenal sign Uruguay s Lucas Torreira

LONDON (AP) — Arsenal signed Uruguay defensive midfielder Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Torreira is the fourth acquisition by Arsenal since Unai Emery was appointed as coach in May. The cost and length of his contract were not disclosed. Torreira played a part in all of Uruguay's World Cup matches and started their quarterfinal defeat to France last Friday. "A midfielder with great quality, I have enjoyed watching his performances for Sampdoria in the past two seasons, and we all saw him do very well for Uruguay in the World Cup," Emery said. Torreira follows Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno, and Sokratis Papastathopoulos this offseason to the north London club......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Legacy of anomalies

TAXPAYERS are not the only victims of the anomalous Barangay Health Station (BHS) project of the Department of Health’s past administration under then Secretary Janette Garin. This ambitious project of constructing 5,700 school-based BHS nationwide at a cost of more than P8 billion in the name of “inclusive health” was never fully completed on its […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Thousands of low-cost homes empty in India despite urban shortage

MUMBAI — Tens of thousands of low-cost homes are lying empty across India even as officials race to meet a deadline to provide housing for everyone by 2022, which analysts say highlights critical shortcomings in government policy. About 164,000 low-cost homes built under previous schemes are vacant, according to a housing ministry official. “There is […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Thousands of Low-Cost Homes Empty in India Despite Urban Shortage

MUMBAI - Tens of thousands of low-cost homes are lying empty across India even as officials race to meet a deadline to provide housing for everyone by 2022, which analysts say highlights critical s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018