Corrections: November 2018

This is Rappler's corrections page for November 2018. Please read the Editor's Note in each of these reports: HOAX: Trump ‘supports’ Sara Duterte for ‘2022 presidential run’ –»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerNov 1st, 2018

Corrections: November 2018

This is Rappler's corrections page for November 2018. Please read the Editor's Note in each of these reports: HOAX: Trump ‘supports’ Sara Duterte for ‘2022 presidential run’ –»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Marvel Comics introduces new characters; Filipino superhero to make waves

By Patrick Garcia/ – Stan Lee, the man behind the whole Marvel Universe, met his creator on November 12, 2018. The world was devastated by this news; however, because of the phenomenal influence he left, his lifeworks are still looked upon and idolized up to now and for the years Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated News6 hr. 42 min. ago

DOH-6 searches for 714 missing HIV cases

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD)-6 is tracing the 714 missing cases or persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Western Visayas as of November 2018. According to DOH-6 HIV/AIDS Program Coordinator Adrian Hort Ramos, DOH Regional Director Marlyn Convocar ordered them to find the missing persons. “Ang mandate sang director […] The post DOH-6 searches for 714 missing HIV cases appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

‘Call of Duty’ maker Activision Blizzard plans to lay off hundreds of employees — reports

Activision Blizzard may soon announce layoffs in an attempt to boost profit, following lower sales in 2018 that has been felt too among other gaming giants. Sources told Bloomberg in a Friday, Feb. 8 report that hundreds of job cuts are expected as the American video game restructures to improve its profits. Stocks fell from a high of $84.68 (about P4,400) to $43.41 (about P2,200) on Friday, more than a 48 percent decline. The company, which is behind titles such as "Guitar Hero", "Call of Duty" and "Diablo", admitted in a conference last November that there was a user decline for games which include "Overwatch". While Activision Blizzard is the parent company, Activision and ...Keep on reading: ‘Call of Duty’ maker Activision Blizzard plans to lay off hundreds of employees — reports.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

New SEC memo on non-profit organizations violates right to organize - Karapatan

The Securities and Exchange Commission issued SEC Memorandum Circular No. 15 (s. 2018) or the Guidelines for the Protection of SEC Registered Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) From Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Abuse or the NPO Guidelines on November 7, 2018......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Net FDI hits 2-mth high in Nov – BSP

NET foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows hit a two-month high in November 2018 but were still lower from a year earlier, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Monday. Net…READ The post Net FDI hits 2-mth high in Nov – BSP appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

CoreLogic Reports December Home Prices Increased by 4.7 Percent Year over Year

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 5, 2019--CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI ) and HPI Forecast for December 2018, which shows home prices rose both year over year and month over month. Home prices increased nationally by 4.7 percent year over year from December 2017. On a month-over-month basis, prices increased by 0.1 percent in December 2018. ( November 2018 data was revised. Revisions with public records data are standard, and to ensure accuracy, CoreLogic incorporates the newly released public data to provide updated results each month.) Looking ahe...Keep on reading: CoreLogic Reports December Home Prices Increased by 4.7 Percent Year over Year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Sandiganbayan sends former DPWH exec to Bilibid

MANILA, Philippines – The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has ordered a former regional director of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to be committed to the New Bilibid Prison despite his request to be confined instead in a hospital for cancer treatment. In November 2018, former DPWH Bicol regional director Eleno ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Last 4 years hottest on record, U.N. confirms

PARIS, France – The last 4 years were the hottest since global temperature records began, the UN confirmed Wednesday, February 6, in an analysis that it said was a "clear sign of continuing long-term climate change." The UN's World Meterological Organization said in November that 2018 was set ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Govtech: New Technology Serving Citizens

The acronym GovTech covers all of the technology solutions that are changing the face of public services in France. A booming sector in which France stands out thanks to several innovating start-ups. "There has never been a better time to make public services more accessible by using new technology," declared Emmanuel Macron during the GovTech Summit in Paris on the 12th of November 2018 - but what does the term actually mean? The GovTech market being a fairly new one, there is no universally accepted definition of the term. However, according to Bpifrance, "A startup becomes GovTech when is works for the public sector. In fact, a whole raft of start-ups work on GovTech unknowingly!" ...Keep on reading: Govtech: New Technology Serving Citizens.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Telco brings digital donation channel to various NGOs

GLOBE Telecom made it easier for its over 8,000 employees and thousands of guests to donate to their chosen non-government organizations (NGOs) through the use of GCash QR codes, raising almost P450,000 in just about two months. From November 12, 2018 to January 6, 2019, Globe put up the Purpose Tree – a tree that […] The post Telco brings digital donation channel to various NGOs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

PITX risks becoming a white elephant

POLICYMAKERS and the public had such high hopes when the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) began operations in November 2018. Due to poor planning, lack of foresight, and perhaps, even…READ The post PITX risks becoming a white elephant appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2019

ONE Championship: Kevin Belingon vs. Bibiano Fernandes 3 added to massive ONE card in Tokyo

ONE Championship's maiden trip to Japan just got a lot bigger, as chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced the addition of another blockbuster world championship bout to the already massive fight card.  Just days after the first trilogy match in ONE Championship between Geje Eustaquio and Adriano Moraes went down, Sityodtong announced that reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon of Team Lakay will be putting his title up for grabs against the promotion's longest-reigning bantamweight king, Brazilian mixed martial arts star Bibiano "The Flash" Fernandes in what will be part three of their storied rivalry.  2016 was the first time that Belingon and Fernandes shared the cage, with then-ONE Bantamweight World Champion Fernandes successfully defending his title against the Filipino striker via first-round submission.  In November of 2018, Belingon exacted revenge as he edged out Fernandes via split decision to become the undisputed ruler of the bantamweight division and end the Brazilian icon's near-seven year winning streak and five-year reign as ONE Bantamweight World Champion.  On March 31st in Tokyo, Belingon and Fernandes clash once more with the title on the line again.  The Belingon-Fernandes rubber becomes the fourth world championshp match at ONE: A New Era, with the main event being a highly-anticipated rematch for the ONE Lightweight World Championship between Team Lakay's Eduard "Landslide" Folayang and Japan's own former ONE champion Shinya Aoki.  The other world title bouts on the card are Xiong Jing Nan of China defending her ONE Women's Strawweight World Championship against ONE Women's Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee of Singapore, and Aung La N Sang of Myanmar defending his ONE Middleweight World Championship against Japan's Ken Hasegawa.  Also on the card, two of ONE's biggest acquisitions to date finally make their debuts, as former UFC and Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie "The Underground King" Alvarez faces hard-hitting Russian Timofey Nastyukhin in a ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix quarterfinals match up, while former long-time UFC Flyweight World Champion and top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson meets Japanese striker Yuya Wakamatsu in a ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinals match up.  ONE: A New Era is set to take place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

Samar-Leyte media group attend CARD MRI study tour

Thirteen media practitioners from Samar-Leyte provinces attended the study tour for media organized by CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI) on November 23, 2018 in Calbayog City......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsJan 26th, 2019

Duterte appoints ex- military official as DSWD USec 

MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed another retired military officer to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Duterte named formerAssistant Division Commander of the Mechanized Infantry Division of the Philippine Army Felicisimo Budiongan as DSWD undersecretary.       The President signed Budiongan's appointment paper on January 23, 2019. Budiongan served as assistant division commander from November 2016 to August 2018.   Budiongan joins the growing list of retired military officials appointed in government.   DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista is a former Chief of Staff of the Armed For...Keep on reading: Duterte appoints ex- military official as DSWD USec .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2019

Kaunlaran Caravan goes to Calbayog, Samar

CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI) brought the Kaunlaran Caravan in Brgy. Capoocan, Calbayog City, Samar on November 23, 2018......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

Biliran Communicators Network (BilComNet) to strengthen information drive in the province

The Biliran Communicators Network (BilComNet) held its 2nd meeting on November 15, 2018 at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Multi-Function Room......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

Inflation rate in Eastern Visayas drops to 5.2 percent in November 2018

The Inflation Rate (IR) of Eastern Visayas decreased to 5.2 percent in November 2018, a 1.7 percentage points lower compared with the record high 6.9 percent IR a month ago......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Expat Filipinos dollar remittances continued tepid growth in Nov 2018 |

Expat Filipinos dollar remittances continued tepid growth in Nov 2018 MANILA, Philippines - Dollars sent home by expatriate Filipinos increased only slightly in November of last year, th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Sooners QB, A s pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

By Cliff Brunt, Associated Press Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, declared himself eligible for the NFL draft on Monday. Murray announced his decision in a tweet, ending his brief and storied college career. What's next for the Murray is not yet known. I have declared for the NFL Draft. — Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) January 14, 2019 The Oakland Athletics made the speedy outfielder the ninth overall selection last June and agreed to $4.66 million signing bonus. The A's agreed to let him continue playing football, and he made the most of it by winning the Heisman in his only season as a starter for the Sooners. He passed for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns and ran for 1,001 yards and another 12 scores, posting the second-best passer efficiency rating in FBS history. As Murray dominated, his draft stock improved. Jim Callis, a senior writer on, said the A's couldn't have foreseen that Murray would be a potential first-round NFL draft pick because of his size. Listed at 5-10 and 195 pounds, Murray would be a small quarterback in the NFL by any standard. "The primary risk was, what if he gets hurt on the football field?" Callis said, recalling his conversations with scouts before the season. "I don't think anybody was saying he could be an NFL first-round pick." Once the NFL emerged as a potential option for Murray, the A's took action. Representatives of the A's and Major League Baseball met Sunday with Murray, and the possibility existed that Oakland could offer more money by putting him on the 40-man major league roster. Even with the A's efforts, Murray would have a shot at a bigger payday sooner in football and he wouldn't have to go to the minor leagues. Callis and other observers say it is very unlikely Murray will be able to play both sports because he's a quarterback. Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders pulled it off, but Jackson was an outfielder and a running back and Sanders was an outfielder and cornerback. "This isn't Bo Jackson showing up and here, we'll pitch you the ball and you outrun everybody, or Deion Sanders helicoptering in and his great speed, coverage skills," Callis said. "When you're a quarterback, you have to put in hours and hours of study running an offense. ... You can't play both sports when you're a quarterback. I think if he wants to play quarterback, which appears to be his greatest love, there can't be any question that he's 100 percent football." Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said in November that if anyone could play both sports, it's Murray. "I don't want to put it past him," Riley said. " A lot of people would say he can't do what he's done right now — how well he performed for our baseball group here this spring, and how well he's played here for us. So there's certainly some different dynamics with it. Obviously the fact that he would want to play quarterback, if he chooses the football route, is a little different than Deion or Bo or some of those guys. But he athletically is so gifted and can transition between the two." The NFL scouting combine is in late February and early March and could intersect with his spring training — major league camp starts in mid-February and minor league camp begins in early March. If Murray wanted to participate in the combine, the A's would need to allow it and it would need to be reflected on his contract. Murray's road to his NFL draft choice was a winding one from his prep days in suburban Dallas. After a disappointing freshman season in football at Texas A&M in 2015, he transferred to Oklahoma. He sat out a year because of transfer rules, then was the backup during Baker Mayfield's Heisman-winning 2017 season. Murray then had an impressive enough baseball season in 2018 to draw the A's attention. Callis said Murray is somewhat like a faster version of outfielder Andrew McCutchen. After he was drafted, Murray took batting practice at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, greeted by "WELCOME TO OAKLAND" on the big scoreboard with his photo. A's manager Bob Melvin, executive Billy Beane and general manager David Forst closely followed Oklahoma football this season as the Sooners reached the College Football Playoff, losing to Alabama in a semifinal. As recently as last month, the A's said they expected Murray to pursue baseball. Murray had also said multiple times throughout the football season that he plans to focus strictly on baseball after this season......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019