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Espinosa to review need for executive assistants

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III said he is not rushing the appointment of persons who will replace the executive assistants (EAs) who quit their posts early this week. Espinosa said he wants to determine the need for and the specific functions and duties of the EAs. “Well, tan-awon naton kay kon mag-appoint, kinahanglan may […] The post Espinosa to review need for executive assistants appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianMar 13th, 2018

JOE III TO REVIEW JED’S APPOINTEES: New mayor keeps city admin, legal officer

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III has created a team to review the performance of department heads, executive assistants, and employees appointed in confidence by his predecessor, Jed Patrick Mabilog. “This is a new administration, and co-terminus employees are considered resigned,” Espinosa said. Espinosa, who was installed as full-fledged mayor ON Oct 30, 2017, said […] The post JOE III TO REVIEW JED’S APPOINTEES: New mayor keeps city admin, legal officer appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

MAYOR DENIES LOYALTY CHECK, FIRING 8 EXECS

ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III denied that he fired some of his executive assistants (EA) loyal to his brother-in-law, Congressman Jerry Treñas. “Wala ako sang may gin-fire…I haven’t fired anyone,” Espinosa said, clarifying that he neither asked anyone to resign nor did he receive resignations as of yesterday morning. Espinosa’s clarification was sought following […] The post MAYOR DENIES LOYALTY CHECK, FIRING 8 EXECS appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Five Mabilog aides could lose jobs

FIVE of the 16 executive assistants of former Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog may soon find themselves jobless. This, as Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III said will not reappoint five executive assistants of his predecessor. “There will be five or six nga indi na naton pag-re-appoint as executive assistants,” said Espinosa. But he […] The post Five Mabilog aides could lose jobs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 18th, 2017

From G League to GM, 76ers turn franchise over to Brand

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Only two years out of the NBA, Elton Brand is set to return to the league as a 39-year-old general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. For a franchise that underwent the painful “Process” for a few seasons and had its last GM caught up in a Twitter scandal, a youth movement in the front office could be what the Sixers need to take the next step into Eastern Conference contention. Brand is ready to help lead the way. “I’m going to rely on my team,” Brand said. “Not just on the court, but the off-the-court team. I can’t keep saying it enough. In my opinion, we are one of the top groups in the NBA.” Brand was introduced Thursday at the Sixers complex as the new GM, and it was made clear the two-time All-Star will not yield the power to make the final decisions, but rather work in concert with coach Brett Brown and the rest of the front office. “The 76ers are on the cusp of something very special and the next 12 months are really important,” Brand said. “I think that’s why I was the leading candidate, to bring stability to the organization and this group that I know really well.” Brand had worked for the Sixers as vice president of operations and was the general manager of the Delaware Blue Coats, the 76ers’ G League affiliate. Sixers owner Josh Harris said Brand emerged from a list of at least 10 candidates as the right choice to steady a franchise rocked by Bryan Colangelo’s sudden departure. Colangelo resigned in June as the 76ers’ president of basketball operations after what an investigation concluded was “careless and in some instances reckless” sharing of sensitive team information on Twitter. “I’ll lead with honesty, integrity,” Brand said. Brown had assumed interim GM duties but wanted no part of holding the job full time. But he will work as Brand’s partner in key decisions the franchise faces coming off a 52-win season. “Coach and I are aligned,” Brand said. “Teams that have won in the NBA, the GM, the coach have to get along. He’s going to have the players. But when it comes to trades, draft process, I’m running that. That’s what I’ve been hired for. Final say? Coach is going to have a voice in it.” Brand played in 1,058 career games over 18 seasons with the Bulls, the Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas, Atlanta and two stints with the Sixers. He posted career averages of 16 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks per game. A two-time All-Star and the 2000 co-rookie of the year, Brand was also the recipient of the 2005-06 Joe Dumars Trophy, presented each season to the player who exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court. “I think we’re at a new point in our team’s development into hopefully an NBA championship,” Harris said. “We need to be attracting talent here. Certainly, Elton’s image and who he is as a person were real positives. But leadership and managerial skills and the things you’ve got to do in the front office that aren’t just about image, he’s got those, too. But certainly, that was a huge positive.” Brand said it’s fair to question his inexperience as he skyrocketed through the organization from the G League to GM. But it’s a job he’s ready to handle. “I’ll take the hits,” he said. “When there’s decisions made on the basketball side, I’m taking the hits.” Alex Rucker was promoted to executive vice president of basketball operations. Ned Cohen will remain assistant general manager and Marc Eversley will stay as senior vice president of player personnel. The Sixers beat Miami in the first round of the playoffs before they were eliminated in the conference semifinals by Boston. Under Brown’s watch, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have blossomed into two of the top young players in the league. Embiid and Markelle Fultz were among the players who attended Brand’s press conference. The Sixers were stunned when an independent review found that Colangelo’s wife, Barbara Bottini, operated four Twitter accounts. She admitted using private information to criticize the Sixers and rival colleagues. Brand, the fourth black GM in the NBA, is ready for the Sixers to put the offseason mess behind them and make a jump in the East. “This is a special team, an incredible opportunity, and we will lead a disciplined and determined path to building a championship organization,” he said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Mark Cuban donates $10M after Mavericks workplace probe

NBA press release The NBA today issued the following statement about the report by independent investigators regarding workplace conditions at the Dallas Mavericks, following allegations made in a Feb. 20, 2018 Sports Illustrated article: Upon learning of the allegations, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban notified the NBA and an independent investigation was launched with oversight from the league office. Anne Milgram, former Attorney General of New Jersey, a Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar at New York University School of Law, and currently Special Counsel at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, and Evan Krutoy, who spent more than 20 years as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and currently heads Krutoy Law, P.C., led the seven-month investigation. The league’s oversight function was led by David Anders, a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The report was based on information gathered from 215 interviews with current and former Mavericks employees who worked for the team during the past two decades and from the evaluation of more than 1.6 million documents, including emails and other electronic documents. Following the launch of the independent investigation, the Mavericks, under Mr. Cuban’s direction, hired a new Chief Executive Officer, Cynthia Marshall, a former AT&T senior executive, who has since implemented a massive overhaul to improve the organization’s workplace culture. While the investigation was ongoing, Mr. Cuban and Ms. Marshall took a series of steps to enhance the team’s workplace policies and procedures. Under Ms. Marshall’s direction, the Mavericks have replaced or added several new leadership positions in the organization, including a new head of Human Resources, a Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, a head of Diversity & Inclusion and a new General Counsel. The Mavericks also instituted mandatory “Respect in the Workplace” training for all employees and ownership; created a confidential hotline for employees to share concerns, issues or allegations of misconduct; and established employee resource teams and an external advisory council to ensure a more diverse and collaborative work environment. Ms. Milgram’s and Mr. Krutoy’s extensive investigation, with full cooperation from Mr. Cuban and the Mavericks organization, resulted in a detailed understanding of the scope and substance of the issues. Among the investigation’s key findings: - The investigation substantiated numerous instances of sexual harassment and other improper workplace conduct within the Mavericks organization over a period spanning more than twenty years. - Among other things, the investigation found:     - Improper workplace conduct toward fifteen female employees by the Mavericks’ former President and CEO Terdema Ussery, including inappropriate comments, touching, and forcible kissing;     - Improper workplace conduct by former Mavericks ticket sales employee Chris Hyde, including inappropriate comments to women of a sexual nature, the viewing and sharing of pornographic images and videos, unsolicited and unwanted sexual advances, and violent and threatening outbursts toward co-workers; and     - Two acts of domestic violence perpetrated by former Mavs.com reporter Earl Sneed, including one against a team employee. - The investigators concluded that Mavericks’ management was ineffective, including a lack of compliance and internal controls, and that these shortcomings permitted the growth of an environment in which acts of misconduct and the individuals who committed them could flourish.  In particular, the investigators found:         - The Mavericks executive leadership team failed to respond adequately and committed a significant error in judgment by retaining Mr. Sneed following his domestic violence incidents; and         - The Mavericks’ executive leadership team was responsible for allowing Mr. Hyde to remain employed with the organization despite his inappropriate and problematic behavior, and failed adequately to address his various acts of misconduct.         - The investigators found no evidence that Mr. Cuban was aware of Mr. Ussery’s misconduct.  None of the 215 witnesses who were interviewed stated that they informed Mr. Cuban of Mr. Ussery’s actions, the investigators found no documentary evidence of such a communication, and Mr. Cuban stated that he did not know about the conduct.   The investigation report also contains a series of recommendations for changes to the Mavericks’ organization, including:     - Increasing the number of women on staff, including in leadership positions;     - Enhancing formal reporting processes for victims of misconduct;     - Implementing regular anonymous employee surveys to evaluate workplace culture; and     - Expanding and improving the Mavericks’ Human Resources department and instituting clear protocols for investigating workplace misconduct. The report confirms that several of these steps have already been taken, including the hiring of Ms. Marshall and other new senior female leaders, and notes that “we heard from employees of a sea change in the professional environment at the Mavericks that began almost immediately following” the publication of the Sports Illustrated article. In recognition of the institutional and other failures set forth in the report, Mr. Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to organizations that are committed to supporting the leadership and development of women in the sports industry and combating domestic violence.  These organizations will be selected by an advisory council of leaders from the Mavericks, including Mr. Cuban and Ms. Marshall, and the NBA, including President of Social Responsibility & Player Programs Kathy Behrens, President of Team Marketing & Business Operations and Chief Innovation Officer Amy Brooks, and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Oris Stuart. Additionally, the NBA is requiring the Mavericks to:         - Provide the league office with quarterly reports regarding the recommendations set forth in the report and their implementation;         - Immediately report to the league office any instances or allegations of significant misconduct by any employee;         - Continually enhance and update annual “Respect in the Workplace” training for all staff, including ownership; and         - Implement a program to train all staff, including ownership, on issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual harassment. “The findings of the independent investigation are disturbing and heartbreaking and no employee in the NBA, or any workplace for that matter, should be subject to the type of working environment described in the report,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “We appreciate that Mark Cuban reacted swiftly, thoroughly and transparently to the allegations first set forth in Sports Illustrated – including the immediate hiring of Cynthia Marshall as CEO to effect change, but as Mark has acknowledged, he is ultimately responsible for the culture and conduct of his employees. While nothing will undo the harm caused by a select few former employees of the Mavericks, the workplace reforms and the $10 million that Mark has agreed to contribute are important steps toward rectifying this past behavior and shining a light on a pervasive societal failing -- the inability of too many organizations to provide a safe and welcoming workplace for women.” Following the allegations made in the Sports Illustrated article, the NBA conducted a thorough review of its existing policies and procedures related to respect in the workplace, and required all NBA teams to do the same. In addition, the league established a confidential leaguewide hotline for team and league employees to report workplace misconduct including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation.  While many of the recommendations contained in the investigation report are already part of established practice at the league office, any that are not will shortly be adopted. The report of the independent investigation is available here......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

‘Volun-told’

When dealing with high ranking government officials, I’ve gotten used to the filters and protocols where you first go through executive assistants, a chief of staff or at the very least a close-in security who calls you to say that Secretary so and so would like to speak with you......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

UP asks UAAP to review deplorable calls, incompetent officiating in Ateneo loss

In a letter by Atty. Agaton Teodoro O. Uvero, team manager of the UP men's basketball team, addressed to UAAP executive director Atty. Rene 'Rebo' Saguisag, UP urged the UAAP to take.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

UAAP: UP protests loss to Ateneo

The University of the Philippines is urging the UAAP to put its loss to Ateneo de Manila University under review. “We write to officially protest and implore action against what transpired during the UP vs Ateneo game,” Fighting Maroons team manager Atty. Agaton Uvero said in a letter forwarded to UAAP Season 81 Executive Director Atty. Rebo Saguisag on Tuesday. He then continued, “The UAAP must do something about this not because we lost. Losing is part of the game, but unfairness and bad officiating (are) certainly not. Nobody wins when bad calls or non-calls be game officials are not rectified and allowed to continue.” The development was first reported by Mark Giongco of inquirer.net. A week ago, the Blue Eagles downed the Fighting Maroons, 87-79. In particular, State U pointed out an instance of “unfair” officiating when no foul was called on Ateneo’s William Navarro during a dunk attempt of Nigerian powerhouse Bright Akhuetie in the final frame. That non-call was blasted by head coach Bo Perasol right then and there and that led to his ejection. With that, he incurred an automatic one-game suspension to be served in their next assignment. According to a source, however, the letter is not an official protest of the result of the game, but more of a call for the league to review the refereeing. “It’s really not an official protest. It’s more of a letter from the management with a hope na ma-overturn yung ejection ni coach Bo leading to a one-game suspension,” the source said. Indeed, UAAP house rules state that for an official protest, a team captain should sign his name on the stat sheet right after the game in question. A recent example would be what College of St. Benilde skipper Yankie Haruna did following their close loss to San Sebastian College-Recoletos in the NCAA Season 94. UP also questioned officiating after they only had seven shots from the free throw line compared to the defending champions’ 31. For Ahkuetie, however, that just meant that the Fighting Maroons were not as aggressive as their opponents. “We barely attacked the paint, straight up. (Also, I was) shooting threes,” he said while chuckling post-game. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

CITY COLLEGE HEAD AXED

MAYOR Jose Espinosa III has temporarily relieved Iloilo City Community College (ICCC) administrator Maria Mathilde Treñas-Octavio pending the investigation on the alleged anomalies at the school. The relief took effect on Sept 12, 2018 following the executive order issued by the mayor on Sept 11. Octavio was likewise relieved as administrator of the Technical Institute […] The post CITY COLLEGE HEAD AXED appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Mayor mulls liquor ban to prevent drowning incidents

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo MAYOR Jose Espinosa III plans to issue an executive order that will temporarily suspend the sale of liquor in the city as a precautionary measure as Typhoon “Ompong” (international name Mangkhut) passes through the country. According to Espinosa, he will consult with the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) before issuing the […] The post Mayor mulls liquor ban to prevent drowning incidents appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Nightclub curfew selective?

A BUSINESS owner at Iloilo City’s nightlife capital Smallville Complex complained that the Executive Order (EO) imposing curfew on bars and nightclubs is “selective.” Councilor Joshua Alim said he received complaint from an anonymous person who claimed that the EO does not go after all violators. EO 146-2017 issued by Mayor Jose Espinosa III directs […] The post Nightclub curfew selective? appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Calida mum on OSG s involvement in review of amnesty granted to Trillanes

Solicitor General Jose Calida, the executive branch’s chief legal counsel, kept mum if his office had a hand in the Palace’s review of amnesty granted to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Iloilo an LGBT-friendly city – mayor

MAYOR Jose Espinosa III formally declared Iloilo City an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender)-friendly city. Espinosa said he is proposing a council or an office that will create programs and activities for the LGBT sector. Among the activities in his mind is the “pride parade.” He is eyeing an executive assistant for LGBT affairs. […] The post Iloilo an LGBT-friendly city – mayor appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Titans, Eagles lead NFL with most lowering-head penalties

By Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NFL tapped Titans coach Mike Vrabel to narrate a video detailing the new rule on lowering the head to initiate contact, hoping the man who played 14 years as a linebacker in the league could more easily explain how players should adapt. Now Vrabel's own Titans (0-2) find themselves tied with defending champion Philadelphia for the most lowering-the-head penalties through two preseason games with five apiece. Tennessee was flagged three times for the new rule in an opening loss in Green Bay , and the Titans added two more in Saturday night's 30-14 loss to Tampa Bay . Getting it right matters because any player initiating contact with his helmet could be ejected after an in-game video review decided in New York. So far this preseason, blame either the player making contact, the speed of the game or everyone still getting used to the new rule. "Pretty much all those are going to fall into one of those categories," Vrabel said Sunday. Titans safety Kenny Vaccaro drew one penalty for running across the field to tackle Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans at the end of a 38-yard reception on the sideline. Wide receiver Nick Williams was flagged late in the third quarter while on punt coverage, costing the Titans 15 yards. Vrabel said Vaccaro has to do a better job avoiding contact with the crown of his helmet while trying to break up the pass. The coach wasn't sure if Williams made contact, but noted the receiver's head was in the linear position the NFL is trying to eliminate from the game. The Titans will turn those plays into the league for an explanation. The coach said he already showed his team an eight-minute video from the NFL of penalties in the first week of the preseason. "We'll keep doing that and we'll keep coaching it and we'll keep stressing it, and hopefully it doesn't, one, lead to injuries, or two, cost us yards," Vrabel said. Even though the rule is new, six NFL teams that have played two preseason games have not been flagged even once for lowering the head to initiate contact. Indianapolis, who plays Baltimore on Monday night, was not flagged in its preseason opener. Behind the Titans and Eagles, five teams have been penalized under the rule three times apiece: Arizona, Atlanta, Carolina, the Rams and San Francisco. Chicago has three such penalties through three exhibitions. The Titans have been penalized 25 times for 258 yards through two games. Asked if officials might be a bit overzealous enforcing the rule during the preseason before hopefully scaling back in the regular season, Vrabel said he wasn't really sure. "I try to do my job. They ask me to provide a video, a voiceover video , on what I thought was the right way to play outside linebacker or inside linebacker taking these blocks on, tackling. I thought I tried to go through and provide examples of what was good and what was probably needed to be fixed and changed in some of the style of play," Vrabel said. "But they don't tell me, 'Hey, coach, this is going to get scaled back in the regular season.' I think these guys are doing what their boss, and the league, is just telling them to do. So if they see that position and they see contact, they're calling it." That leaves Vrabel and his assistants coaching the Titans better to adjust how they play......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

Sunday classes, ROTC, other school activities suspended

Several classes and school activities were canceled on Sunday due to inclement weather. Local authorities of the following areas declared the suspension of classes and school activities: Malabon - CMU ROTC and CWTS classes, LET and CPA review, executive classes in the graduate school, including those for the Malabon City Hall employees and barangay officials, and such other school activities Mandaluyong - college level Manila - post-graduate classes Marikina - all NSTP classes, other school activities both public and private Valenzuela - all classes and/or school activities Polytechnic University of the Philippines --- classes in the College of Law, Open University, NSTP...Keep on reading: Sunday classes, ROTC, other school activities suspended.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Mayor taps defeated SK fed bet as executive assistant

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III has appointed defeated Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) federation presidential bet Marie Antoinette Gallos as Executive Assistant for Youth and Sports. Espinosa said Gallos will assist in the implementation of sports program to help divert the youth from illegal drug use. The city government recently launched the Palarong Panlungsod program which […] The post Mayor taps defeated SK fed bet as executive assistant appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

COA flags ex-TPB head’s excessive trips

The Commission on Audit has flagged a total of P32.954 million in disbursements of the Tourism Promotions Board in 2017, including those for the foreign trips of its former chief Cesar Montano as well as his private secretary and executive assistants......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

NHCP turns over renovated Ker and Co. building to city

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE National Historical Commission of the Philippines and the Iloilo City government signed a Certificate of Transfer and Acceptance of the renovated Ker and Co. building or Bahay Kalakal on July 24, 2018. NHCP Executive Director Ludovico Badoy and Mayor Jose S. Espinosa III signed the agreement which was witnessed by […] The post NHCP turns over renovated Ker and Co. building to city appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

DOJ to review witness protection for Kerwin Espinosa

Confessed drug operator Kerwin Espinosa may lose his coverage under the government’s witness protection program after being indicted by the Department of Justice again on drug charges last week......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

BATANG MINDANAW: Serving the Bangsamoro: A Young Moro Lawyer’s Story

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 22 July) — It was a typical day in a big Manila law firm: on the first floor, you would find docket human resources diligently speeding up to file the pleadings and motions before the courts on time; at their respective work stations, you would find executive assistants fervently making calls […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018