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Defensor says alliance with Garin still intact

ILOILO Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. stressed that the alliance between the Defensor and the Garin political clans remain intact. Both political families are members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan. “Waay ya sang deperensya ang amon ya… Wala pagbag-o,” he said. Defensor issued the statement to downplay insinuations that 4th district Rep. Ferjenel […] The post Defensor says alliance with Garin still intact appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianMay 11th, 2018

At 73, Efren Bata Reyes wants to keep going: Hanggang pwede pa, pwede pa

Browse long enough through the Pinoy side of YouTube and you will likely come across dozens, if not hundreds of grainy videos of a man they fondly call 'Bata' attempting, and nailing undescribable shots on the pool table. The term 'pool artist' has been the umbrella term used to refer to billiard players worldwide but Efren 'Bata' Reyes has certainly given justice to the moniker.  And for exactly those types of shots, and his success in formal competition, the Asian Cultural Alliance has bestowed Reyes the Lifetime Achievement Award in Las Vegas, Nevada. The living legend was honored for the most part, because of his overall effect on the sport as one of the most decorated players from Asia, and possibly the world. "We wanted to celebrate Efren [with] the first Asian Culture Achievement Award for him, spreading the joy of pool," said Ken Hsi, head of the organization. While Bata isn't new to hoisting trophies and garnering awards from both local and international tournaments, (he's actually a recipient of the Order of Lakandula award, the highest honor in the Philippines, and is part of the Philippine Legion of Honor) this one was special for the 73-year-old pool artist as it is the first citation he has received in Las Vegas.  Being recognized as an international icon in the entertainment capital of the world is just an achievement fit for a generational talent like Reyes, and he's taking his sweet time in relishing it. "Biro mo... dito pa ko nabigyan ng Lifetime Achievement Award, dito pa sa Las Vegas, hindi doon sa atin," Reyes said. Vivian Villareal, a 15-time women's champion in the pros, had nothing but praise for the Filipino legend.  "Efren is one of a kind. He is The Magician. Nobody can do what he can do," she said. It's the lasting and wide-reaching effect of Bata's game that makes his legend stand out even further. And even after nearly seven decades, retirement still isn't an option for Reyes. "Pwede pa kong maglaro eh," Reyes said. "Ewan ko, baka next year or susunod na year na. Basta [kapag] hindi na kaya ng kamay ko, mag-reretire na ko." "Hanggang pwede pa, pwede pa," Bata added. True to his word, 'Bata' will be in New Orleans, Louisianan to compete at the Buffalo Pro One Classic from May 24-27 and plans to join other internatioinal tournaments this year. There's just no stopping The Magician. With a report from Bev Llorente, ABS-CBN News North American Bureau......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News19 hr. 54 min. ago

AGI nets P3.5 billion for first quarter of 2018

Alliance Global Group Inc. (AGI), the investment holding company of billionaire Dr. Andrew Tan, registered consolidated revenues of P35.3 billion in the first quarter this year, growing 5 percent from last year’s P33.7 billion......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Palace: PH not abandoning traditional alliance with US

THE Philippines is not abandoning its traditional alliance with the United States (US), Malacañang said on Monday, despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s “independent” foreign policy that distanced itself from the Western superpower. Palace spokesman Harry Roque reiterated this after Philippine government officials, led by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, met with the chief of the US Pacific [...] The post Palace: PH not abandoning traditional alliance with US appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

US, PH Commit to Boost Alliance Anchored on Mutual Interests, MDT

The Philippine and United States governments, in a high-level discussion, have reaffirmed firm resolve to bolster their enduring alliance anchored on common interest and the Mutual Defense Treaty, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Sunday. The MDT, signed in 1951, contains eight articles stipulating that both parties would provide each other aid in case […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Malaysia sets up task force to probe 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia on Monday, May 21, set up a task force to probe allegations that billions of dollars were looted from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in an audacious fraud overseen by ousted ex-leader Najib Razak. New Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad led a reformist alliance to a shock victory ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Guv rues cessation of STL operations

GOV. Arthur Defensor Sr. said the lack of a legal operator for Small Town Lottery (STL) is a loss for Iloilo province. Defensor then appealed to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to resume STL operations “at the earliest time possible.” “For me, it is better that there is STL. Because if there is no […] The post Guv rues cessation of STL operations appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

PH, US resolve to strengthen alliance

THE Philippines and the United States have reaffirmed their firm resolve to bolster their enduring alliance anchored on common values and interest, historic ties and the Mutual Defense Treaty. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the high-level delegation in Hawaii led by Executive Secretary Salvador C.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Top PH officials meet U.S. Pacific Command chief in Hawaii

MANILA, Philippines – Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea was in Hawaii with top Philippine government officials for "high level discussions" with retiring US Pacific Command (PACOM) chief Admiral Harry Harris Jr.  "The Philippines and the United States have reaffirmed their firm resolve to bolster their enduring alliance anchored on common values ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

PHLPost Releases Commemorative Stamps Featuring Centuries-Old Churches

The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released new commemorative stamps featuring centuries-old Spanish colonial churches in commemoration of the National Heritage Month. These national cultural treasures were built at the height of Spanish colonization of the archipelago and have remained intact for centuries. Efforts to preserve these cultural edifices have been undertaken in conjunction with exhibits […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

COMMENTARY:Beyond the Malaysian Political Tsunami

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 May) — The stunning victory of the opposition in Malaysia’s recent parliamentary elections led by former strongman Dr. Mahatir Mohamad has left people ecstatic, bewildered or anxious. While it was generally welcomed by the Malaysian population which gave Mahatir’s Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) coalition more than a simple majority […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

‘Restructure, not abolish PCGG’

ILOILO Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. said it is better to restructure the functions and powers of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) than abolish it. Defensor, a former PGCC commissioner before he ran for governor in 1992, said abolishing the agency and merging it with the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) will […] The post ‘Restructure, not abolish PCGG’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Sino-Filipino Day golf tiff set May 28

The alliance between the Philippines and China will be commemorated with the Sino-Filipino Friendship Day Golf Tournament on May 28 at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club in Mandaluyong City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

AGI Q1 profit hit P3.5B

Tycoon Andrew Tan-led conglomerate Alliance Global Group Inc. (AGI) posted P3.5 billion in first quarter net profit attributable to equity holders of he parent firm, down by 2 percent year-on-year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Conglomerates deliver mixed Q1 results, but outlook remains positive

By Arra B. Francia Reporter CONGLOMERATES are expected to register better financial results this year, as the country’s top firms proceed with expansion programs amid a new tax regime and challenges in their respective businesses. The country’s top holding firms — Ayala Corp. (AC), Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV), Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI), DMCI […] The post Conglomerates deliver mixed Q1 results, but outlook remains positive appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

AGI profit nearly flat at P5.4 billion

Tycoon Andrew Tan’s holding company Alliance Global Group Inc. (AGI) posted flat profit growth in the first quarter due to higher interest charges and unrealized forex losses......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Fiery cleric ahead in Iraq election surprise

BAGHDAD, Iraq – An alliance spearheaded by nationalist cleric Moqtada Sadr looked on course Monday, May 14, for a surprise triumph at Iraq's first nationwide election since the defeat of the Islamic State group (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq). In a further political ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

DOJ probes raps vs Garin, others over Dengvaxia today

The Department of Justice is set to start today its preliminary investigation on criminal charges against former Department of Health secretary Janette Garin and other incumbent and former health officials, filed by families of students who died allegedly after being inoculated with the controversial anti-dengue Dengvaxia vaccine......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

HK NGO group aims to curb money laundering across Asia

A Hong Kong-based NGO backed by regulators, former central bankers and government officials announced an alliance to fight money laundering and regulate the fast growing financial technology space across Asia. HK NGO group aims to curb money laundering across Asia Hong Kong – A Hong Kong-based NGO (non-government organization) backed by regulators, former central bankers… link: HK NGO group aims to curb money laundering across Asia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

ACT monitors brgy elections, sets hotline

by Kimberlie Ngabit-Quitasol www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY–The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) expressed dismay that they have already received reports of violations to the Election Service Reform Act of 2016. ACT President Benjamin Valbuena said that this Sangguniang Kabataan and barangay elections is the first year for the implementation of the ….....»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Community opposes planned sanitary landfill

A GROUP of residents in Barangay Janipa-an West in Mina, Iloilo have expressed opposition to the planned sanitary landfill in their village. In a petition letter, they have asked Gov. Arthur D. Defensor Sr. to step in and evaluate the project, which they claim “will bring harm more than benefits.” They said while the landfill […] The post Community opposes planned sanitary landfill appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018