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Duterte wants stronger defense cooperation with Singapore

SINGAPORE – The Philippines and Singapore should intensify their defense cooperation so they can better ensure safety in the region amid threats of terrorism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2016

Philippines, Malaysia to boost cooperation vs kidnapping, terrorism

PUTRAJAYA – President  Duterte and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak agreed yesterday to strengthen cooperation on various areas, including security at se.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 10th, 2016

Palace: Duterte meets with guvs for 'cooperation' in fight vs drugs - Sun.Star

Palace: Duterte meets with guvs for 'cooperation' in fight vs drugs - Sun.Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Chile amateur goes from no big victories to Masters

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer   HONOLULU (AP) — Toto Gana hit what he described as the 'best shot I've hit in my whole life,' a wedge to 3 feet for a birdie to win the Latin America Amateur Championship and earn a trip to the Masters in April. His best shot produced his biggest trophy. Asked what his greatest achievement in golf was before his victory in Panama, the 19-year-old from Chile said: 'I didn't have any achievements, to be honest. I had won a couple of tournaments at home when I was really, really young.' The Latin America Amateur completed its third year, a stroke-play tournament created by Augusta National, the USGA and the Royal & Ancient to spur growth in that part of the world. It follows the successful launch of the Asia Pacific Amateur. The Asia Pacific Amateur is producing a higher pedigree of champions — Hideki Matsuyama won twice, and the winner last year was Curtis Luck, the reigning U.S. Amateur champion. The last two Latin America winners were surprises — Gana and 16-year-old Paul Chaplet of Costa Rica last year. The other winner was Matias Dominguez of Chile, who was a junior at Texas Tech. Gana said the only hard part about his victory was beating Joaquin Niemann of Chile, one of his best friends who won the Junior World in 2015 at Torrey Pines. 'I really never thought I could win this tournament because all the other players have won many other tournaments, very big tournaments,' Gana said in a conference call after his victory Sunday. 'What I did was keep a cool head. When I saw that I had a chance to win, I believed in myself that I could do. And I gave it my all.' Chile will have a player represented at Augusta National for the second time in three years. The only other Chilean player at the Masters was Enrique Orellana, who missed the cut in 1964. Gana has flair, and he showed how much passion he has for golf when explaining how he got started. 'When I was a little boy, 8 years old, my stepfather taught me to play golf on the practice range,' he said. 'When I shot a really nice shot, I never quit.' Gana will be enrolling at Lynn University in Florida. ___ BLOOMING START: Justin Rose played the Sony Open as part of the new 'strength of field' regulation on the PGA Tour that requires players who played fewer than 25 events last year to add a tournament they had not played in four years. Rose was so excited about this year that he might have started earlier if he would have been eligible. He failed to win a PGA Tour event for the first time since 2009. But in a year slowed by injury, Rose geared himself for golf's return to the Olympics and won the gold medal in Rio. That was worth an exemption into the four majors (Rose already is eligible for them), but the PGA Tour did not offer a spot in SBS Tournament of Champions. 'I didn't inquire,' Rose said about Kapalua. 'But in my mind, I was surprised that it didn't count in a way, just because, why wouldn't it? It's a one-off thing.' He thought maybe the tour would only give a spot to Kapalua if the gold medalist was already a PGA Tour member, much like it treated the HSBC Champions early on in its World Golf Championships history. Rose chuckled, however, when he realized his history in Hawaii. 'It's funny enough, I don't have the right to say I should have been at Kapalua,' he said. 'Because I've won six years in a row and I've only been once.' A birdie on the final hole at the Sony Open gave him second place alone, which was worth $648,000. ___ PLAYING TO HIS STRENGTH: Jason Dufner is the defending champion at the CareerBuilder Challenger, where he won last year for the first time since the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill. What changed? Very little. He attributed the drought to a neck and shoulder injury that he suffered at the 2014 Masters. Dufner tried to play through it all year until he was forced to pull out of his title defense in the PGA Championship at Valhalla, which kept him off the Ryder Cup team. Playing with the injury led to bad habits with his swing, which led to bad shots, too many memories of bad shots and eventually shattered confidence. 'People don't realize, once you start playing, you have to redo everything,' Dufner said. 'You see it with a lot of guys coming back. It takes them 6, 8, 12 months. I spent 2015 trying to get back to where I was.' Where he wants to be is one of the top ball-strikers in the game. As for putting? He manages. Dufner has finished no higher than No. 143 in the key putting statistic over the last four years, and while he has to pay attention to his setup, it's not as though he's going to abandon what got him here (his swing) to pour everything into becoming Jordan Spieth. 'I've been putting bad for 17 years,' he said. 'It's tough to change. I can hit it good enough to make up for it. I'll wait for my weeks where I putt good and try to win.' ___ THE RACE TO MEXICO: Mackenzie Hughes won the RSM Classic, and his first thought was going to the Masters. Now that it's beginning to sink, the Canadian rookie has reason to consider other tournaments that were not on his schedule at the start of the season. First up is the World Golf Championship in Mexico. The top 10 in the FedEx Cup standings through the Honda Classic are eligible for the Mexico Championship, and there are only six tournaments between now and then. That's also true for Pat Perez, who tied for third at Kapalua and is No. 3 in the FedEx Cup. Rod Pampling is at No. 6. The other World Golf Championships event in March is based off the world ranking, so those three players have much more to do for them to get into the top 64. One player who might have secured his spot was Kevin Kisner, who shot 60 in the third round of the Sony Open and wound up in a tie for fourth. That took Kisner from No. 51 to No. 41, making it difficult to fall that far in two months. ___ DIVOTS: Justin Thomas moving to No. 8 in the world means that six of the top 10 players are under 30. ... The Golf Writers Association of America has voted former PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem for the William D. Richardson Award for outstanding contributions to golf. For the GWAA's award for press cooperation, it was a tie between Ben Crenshaw and Stewart Cink. They will be honored at the GWAA annual awards dinner on April 5 in Augusta. ... The three courses used for the CareerBuilder Challenge — PGA West Stadium Course, PGA West Nicklaus and La Quinta — ranked among the top 10 in easiest courses on the PGA Tour last year. ... The fourth Latin America Amateur Championship will be played at Prince of Wales Country Club next year in Santiago, Chile. ... The European Tour now has eight events in its Rolex Series with China-based HNA Group signing a five-year deal to be title sponsor of the French Open. That will raise the purse to $7 million in line with other Rolex Series events. ___ STAT OF THE WEEK: Justin Thomas hit 34 drives that went at least 330 yards during his two weeks in Hawaii — 20 on the Plantation Course at Kapalua, 14 at Waialae Country Club. ___ FINAL WORD: 'If there's no defense, then you ought to be able to make birdies. If there's wind, you ought to be struggling.' — Kevin Kisner. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Duterte to ASEAN partners: Unity and cooperation will lead us to success

Duterte to ASEAN partners: Unity and cooperation will lead us to success.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJan 15th, 2017

Davao business chamber

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers speech at the 49th Installation of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCII) at Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City on January 14, 2017. The President talked about his war on drugs, corruption, martial law, terrorism and announced that the perpetrators of the Sept. 2, 2016 bombing [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Japan ug Ph, milagda og pipila ka kasabotan aron mapausbaw ang bilateral ties niini

MANILA, January 13 (PIA)&''Gisaksihan nila Presidente Rodrigo Duterte ug Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kagahapon ang paglagda sa pipila ka kasabotan nga nagtinguhang mapausbaw ang kooperasyon tali sa duha ka nasod.

 Una na niini ang tabang sa Japan nga mga high-speed boats ug uban pang ekipo sa counter terrorism alang sa Philippine Coast Guard nga [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

Pang. Digong, ibinida ang malaking tulong ng Japan

IBINIDA ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte ang malaking tulong na ibinigay ni Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sa bansa. Tinukoy ng Pangulo ang isang multi-role response vessel sa Philippine Coast Guard at ang tulong pinansiyal para sa pagsusulong ng ilang infrastructure projects sa bansa. At sa pamamagitan aniya ng Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), ilang [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

Pang. igong, ibinida ang malaking tulong ng Japan

IBINIDA ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte ang malaking tulong na ibinigay ni Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sa bansa. Tinukoy ng Pangulo ang isang multi-role response vessel sa Philippine Coast Guard at ang tulong pinansiyal para sa pagsusulong ng ilang infrastructure projects sa bansa. At sa pamamagitan aniya ng Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), ilang [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

Relentless gov’t drive vs terror, drugs

President Duterte said that the government’s efforts against terrorism, illegal drugs, and corruption will continue without fail during a command conference with the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police in Malacañang Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 7th, 2017

Duterte open to war games with Russia

President Duterte is willing to allow joint military exercises between the Philippines and Russia to enhance maritime cooperation but will not sanction any permanent stay of foreign troops in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 5th, 2017

Duterte may visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar next month

resident Rodrigo Duterte ........»»

Category: newsSource:  manila_shimbunRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

Duterte: Terrorism funded by drugs

Duterte: Terrorism funded by drugs.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsDec 30th, 2016

Duterte: Terrorism funded by drug trade

Duterte: Terrorism funded by drug trade.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsDec 30th, 2016

OECD sees Philippines leading in GDP growth

THE PHILIPPINES will lead Southeast Asia and much of Asia in economic growth this year and for the rest of the term of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, according to the latest regional outlook provided by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Develop.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 19th, 2016

A high-speed train of friendship, cooperation

A HIGH-SPEED railroad – this was how Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jinhua described China-Philippine relations today following President Duterte’s recent state visit to Beijing. After their initial meeting, Duterte met again wit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 16th, 2016

Duterte, Singapore's Lee agree to fight terrorism, drugs

Duterte, Singapore's Lee agree to fight terrorism, drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2016

Nation: Trade, tourism, labor top agenda of Cambodia, Singapore visits

THE PHILIPPINES and Cambodia on Wednesday, Dec. 14, agreed to strengthen trade, labor, and tourism cooperation on the heels of President Rodrigo R. Duterte's state visit......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 14th, 2016

Duterte admits: Not sick at APEC, I avoided Obama

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday evening admitted he purposely skipped the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' gala an.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 13th, 2016

DND chief Lorenzana explores possible military cooperation with Russia

MANILA, Phillippines — Upon the orders of President Rodrigo Duterte, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana visited Russia to explore prospects for a military te.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2016