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Congresswoman Sworn in as a Commissioned Officer of AFP Reserve Force

Even Filipina women can take charge of defending the nation from threats. Compostela Valley 1st District Rep. Maria Carmen Zamora-Mabanglo recently proved that this was far from being a myth when she took her oath as a newly commissioned officer in the military’s reserve force at Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex in Tagum […].....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuApr 16th, 2018

Bataan lawmaker wants to bring back mandatory ROTC program

Newly enlisted as the country's first transgender military officer, Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman on Thursday called for the mandatory implementation of the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program among senior high school students.     "For service of country, we must bring back the mandatory ROTC program for Grades 11 and 12," she said a day after donning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel as she joined the Philippine Army Reserve Force.     Roman, the first transgender congresswoman, is also the first transgender reservist of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.     "I commend the AFP for allowing Filipino LGBT (lesbian, gay...Keep on reading: Bataan lawmaker wants to bring back mandatory ROTC program.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Georgia s first female president sworn in

TELAVI, Goergia – Georgia on Sunday, December 16, swore in its first female president, Salome Zurabishvili as opposition parties continue to denounce her election as fraudulent and demand snap parliamentary polls. The inauguration paved the way for a new constitution to come into force, transforming the country into a parliamentary ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News20 hr. 28 min. ago

BPOs Still to Drive Office Space Demand in 2019

After seeing a few years of decline, the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry is expected to come back with a vengeance in 2019, so much so that it is expected to become a major driving force in office take-up next year, according to Leechiu Property Consultant (LPC). LPC chief executive officer David Leechiu said many […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

Cebuanos Favor Move to Revive ROTC in Schools

Instructors of Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) units in Cebu on Thursday belied claims of critics of President Rodrigo Duterte that the effort to revive mandatory service training of senior high school students will militarize the schools. They also said that it will not violate domestic laws and international agreements protecting minors from being involved […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Aetas take part in Allianz Conquer Challenger

Allianz is doing something that has never been done before. The global insurer is celebrating the strength of indigenous people, particularly the Aetas of Porac, Pampanga, by introducing them to the rising sport of obstacle course racing (OCR). Last December 9, Sunday, the third leg of the Allianz Conquer Challenge was held in Clark Global City in Pampanga, where 20 Aetas, between 16 to 21 years old, raced together with 20 Allianz employees in the pairs category.  The Aeta participants are students of Villa Maria Integrated School, an adopted public school of Allianz PNB Life, atop the mountains in Porac, Pampanga. “We recognize the strength of the Aetas. So, aside from educating them with the basics of personal finance through our financial literacy program, we would like to impart to them the value of committing to achieve goals that they have to set. We want to give them a fair chance of having employment opportunities in the future,” explained Gae Martinez, chief marketing officer, Allianz PNB Life. Sunday’s race was a 10km-race composed of 25 obstacles, which was the same trail tackled by professional racers who competed for a slot in the upcoming South East Asian (SEA) Games. Just last month, OCR was announced a new addition to the SEA Games to be held in Clark, Pampanga.  Some of the obstacles during the race were hurdles, taho carry, tirador, spider web, monkey bars, wall of tire, slip wall, commando climb, among others. Those who incurred penalties for not being able to perform an obstacle had to carry a 30-pound sand bag. “OCR is an up and coming sport. It is gaining popularity in the Philippines. Allianz as a company uses sports to connect with communities. The Aetas from Villa Maria is one of the communities that Allianz here in the Philippines has chosen to support.  This is, in line with our advocacy to promote social inclusion, one of the pillars of our company’s Corporate Citizenship Strategy,” Martinez further said. One of the Aeta participants, Reyna Baclay, was thankful to be given the opportunity and to discover the sport that she said is closely similar to the activities they do in everyday life. “They carry sand bags here. In the mountains, we carry 50 kilos of camote or ube that we bring to the lowlands. If we sell, our families will have money to spend. By joining the race, I can tell people, I have a dream, too. I want to work in IT (information technology). I hope I can continue after I graduate,” said Baclay, who at age 18 is still a grade nine student. Another Aeta youth, Miracle Lansang, 20, grade 12, is dreaming of someday working for the air force. “I want to work for the air force. But they say I will not qualify because of my height. I have not lost my hope that it can still come true,” he said. Renz dela Cruz, 21, was a graduate of the same school. However, he had to stop and work giving a ride on his motorcycle, because his parents cannot afford to send him to college. “I dream of becoming a civil engineer. My family needs me now. I have brothers and sisters, who are studying,” he said. With the project “Sanlahi” of Allianz in the Philippines, there is hope for these Aeta youth. “Allianz is here to provide the courage to move forward, the courage to overcome life’s obstacles, for them to have better life,” Martinez said, ”As our tag line goes - we dare you to, because we’re with you.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Top Huawei executive cites health issues in Canada bail request

MONTREAL, Canada – A top executive with Chinese telecom giant Huawei argued in court documents released on Sunday, December 9, that she should be released on bail from her Canadian jail while waiting possible extradition to the United States. In a sworn affidavit, Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou said that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Special team to probe businessman’s killing in Subic Freeport

A special investigation task force has been formed to probe the killing of a businessman outside a hotel in Subic Bay on Wednesday night, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Thursday.   Chief Superintendent Joel Coronel, Central Luzon PNP regional director, said they created a special investigation group to look into the shooting of Dominic Sytin, founder and chief executive officer of United Auctioneers Inc., outside the Lighthouse Hotel at 7:45 p.m.   READ:Businessman gunned down outside Subic hotel   Coronel said they would be coordinating with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and other intellig...Keep on reading: Special team to probe businessman’s killing in Subic Freeport.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

LOOK: Indonesian, Malaysian navy ships visit Zamboanga City

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – The Joint Task Force INDOMALPHI and the Western Mindanao Command welcomed two visiting navy ships from Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut (TNI-AL) and Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) in a ceremony at Zamboanga City Pier on Tuesday, November 27. Eric Elias, Zamboanga City officer-in-charge who represented Mayor Ma. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Nike celebrates Manila s basketball culture with Battle Force Manila , Iconic Air Force 1

This season, Nike celebrates the undeniable passion of basketball through Battle Force Manila - the ultimate expression of basketball culture within its community in Manila. With Battle Force Manila, Nike calls on Filipinos to be bold and let their passion manifest through basketball, dance, rap and art by giving them an arena where hard work, competition, creativity and self-expression can shine.  Battle Force Manila kicks off with a series of activities helmed by selected iconic personalities who have their passion and influence spread to their communities, inspiring people to let their inner potential and ambition shine through.    The line-up of these iconic personalities – Katrina Guytingco and Thirdy Ravena for basketball, Gab Valenciano and AC Lalata for dance; Loonie for rap and Kayo Casio for art - will enable participants with crafty tips and motivation through a series of videos that will be released, to refine their talent and prepare to battle. The battles will culminate in a grand finale where finalists will showcase the results of their hard work, grit and determination and battle it out to emerge as champions of basketball, dance, rap and art. This year, the brand calls for greater participation among women in all the battles with their sheer presence and growing voice of strength and empowerment in their communities. In support of this rallying cry particularly in sport, female ballers will experience training programs tailored especially for her at the Nike Hyper Court for the first time ever, alongside other activities to compete in and unleash her love for the game.   At the heart of Battle Force Manila is the iconic Air Force 1, serving as a source of inspiration with its legacy immortalized in the basketball arena. This year, Nike commissioned Blank Canvas Collective – an invitation to a curated group of creatives - Kayo Cosio, Lari Gazmen, Jade Suayan and Quiccs - to showcase their labour of love of basketball culture through reimagined expressions of the iconic sneakers. Tribute to the Nike Air Force 1 will continue throughout the month with a new unique design dropping every Friday for the entire month.  “Basketball is an integral part of Filipinos’ lives. With Battle Force Manila, Nike celebrates how the game has influenced the culture and lifestyle of athletes, artists, dancers and musicians; on and off the court,” says Jino Ferrer, Country Marketing Manager of Nike Philippines. “With the talent and influence of local iconic personalities, the reimagining of the Air Force 1 alongside our call-out for a stronger participation of women this season, we aim to invoke self-expression while pushing boundaries of ambition and creativity.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Customs officer Guban claims objecting to shabu entry

A Customs intelligence officer tagged in the alleged smuggling of P11 billion shabu is claiming that he objected to the entry into the country of magnetic lifters after learning from an accomplice that they contained illegal drugs.   Jimmy Guban made the claim as he read his sworn statement on Tuesday before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, which is investigating the irregularity.   READ:PDEA chief now says magnetic lifters contained P11B 'shabu'/ Lapea not convinced smuggled 'shabu' costs P11B The Customs officer also reiterated his earlier accusation that dismissed-Senior Supt. Eduardo Acierto was behind the entry of the shabu shipment. Acierto has denied ...Keep on reading: Customs officer Guban claims objecting to shabu entry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Over 6,000 cops to be deployed in Mimaropa for ‘Undas’

CITY OF CALAPAN --- Some 6,556 policemen and "force multipliers" will be deployed in Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan (Mimaropa) to ensure the public's safety on November 1 and 2 in anticipation of people's influx to cemeteries to visit departed loved ones. Supt. Imelda Tolentino, Mimaropa police information officer, said in a statement that force multipliers include those from peace and order councils like Bantay Bayan and Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team, and civilian volunteers for medical and radio communication. Mimaropa police director Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario Jr. ordered all unit commanders to tighten security in public places like malls, terminals, cemeteries,...Keep on reading: Over 6,000 cops to be deployed in Mimaropa for ‘Undas’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

DBM allots P3 billion for 10,000 Police Officer 1 posts

To further beef up the country’s police force, the Department of Budget and Management yesterday allocated P3 billion in the Philippine National Police’s budget for the creation of 10,000 Police Officer 1 positions next year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

Fund hike for more police, firemen drafts

Some 10,000 additional positions for Police Officer 1 in the Philippine National Police will be opened with the Department of Budget and Management’s (DBM) allocation of P3 billion in the PNP’s 2019 budget. The DBM said the fund allocation aims to entice more recruits for the police force and address the problem of criminality in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

Pasay City cop arrested for gun-running

  Operatives of the Counter Intelligence Task Force (CITF) arrested Tuesday a Pasay City police officer allegedly involved in gun-running. PO2 Jaid Pingli, a native of Lamitan, Basilan, was arrested in a buy-bust operation along Third Avenue in Barangay Bagong Lipunan, a stone's throw away from the Philippine National Police Headquarters (Camp Crame) in Quezon City.   The CITF also arrested Pingli's cohort Jose Dalayre during the operation.   The suspects were arrested after an undercover CITF agent managed to close a deal and pay them P90,000 for the firearms. Police recovered from the suspects an M16 rifle and a 9mm pistol.   CITF Directo...Keep on reading: Pasay City cop arrested for gun-running.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

DILG backs AFP s proposed anti-communist task force

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday, September 29, threw its support behind the  proposed anti-communist task force of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). In a statement on Saturday, September 29, DILG Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año said that the long-running communist insurgency "is not ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Trillanes made admission of guilt, JAGO officer confirms in affidavit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAH8qvvI150 Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV made his general admission of guilt before he took his oath on his filled-out amnesty application form, a military official said in an affidavit submitted before the Makati City Regional Trial Court. Col. Josefa C. Berbigal, currently a commissioned officer of the Judge Advocate General's Office (JAGO), said she was the one who processed the application for amnesty filed by those who benefitted under Proclamation No. 75 of then President Benigno Aquino III. "Among the applications for amnesty which our committee processed was that of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV which was filed on Jan. 5, 2011," Berbigal's affida...Keep on reading: Trillanes made admission of guilt, JAGO officer confirms in affidavit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Meat under-importation sanctions to go into force by December — DA

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) and National Food Authority (NFA) will fine-tune the scheduling of rice imports after delays in the replenishment of a strategic reserve designed to keep low-cost rice available to poor families. The post Meat under-importation sanctions to go into force by December — DA appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

India flood death toll jumps to 357

The death toll from the worst flooding to hit India's Kerala state in a century has jumped to 357, authorities said Sunday, with losses to infrastructure pegged at some $3 billion. The idyllic tourist hotspot has been badgered by torrential monsoon rains since the end of May, triggering landslides and flash floods that have swept away entire villages. "Since May 29, when the monsoon starts in Kerala, a total of 357 people have lost their lives until now," a statement from the state's information officer said, with 33 losing their lives over the last 24 hours. Some 353,000 people have taken shelter in 3,026 relief camps as thousands of army, navy and air force troops fan out ...Keep on reading: India flood death toll jumps to 357.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Quarters ng pulisya sa Cebu nasunog

CEBU CITY – Nasunog ang quarters ng Police Non-Commissioned Officer ng Police Regional Office 7, Sabado ng umaga. Source link link: Quarters ng pulisya sa Cebu nasunog.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Police officer killed in road mishap

By: Gail T. Momblan A COP died in a road accident in Sara, Iloilo evening of August 16, 2018 Police Officer 1 Joe Peter Montezuma of 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC) was negotiating a blind curve at Zerrudo National Highway when a stray dog suddenly crossed his path, causing him to lose control of his […] The post Police officer killed in road mishap appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018