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Otso Diretso bets win support of Metro Manila’s affluent communities

The senatorial candidates of the opposition Otso Diretso might have failed to get the support of the Filipino voting population in Monday’s midterm election but they were among the top choices of Metro Manila’s privileged crowd......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2019

9 party-list groups have support for 2 seats — poll

Nine party-lists may secure more than one seat in the next Congress, according to latest survey conducted by Pulse Asia......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2019

Only 9 party-lists have support of 2% of Filipino voters — Pulse Asia

Only nine party-lists out of 134 groups accredited by the Commission on Elections succeeded in obtaining at least a 2% voters preference score, results of a Pulse Asia poll released a day before Monday’s midterm elections showed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2019

Duterte affirms support for Partido Barug in Labella’s Palace visit

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella, the standard bearer of the opposition party, Partido Barug-PDP Laban, went to Malacañan Palace on Monday, May 6, to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte as a representative of the entire Partido Barug-PDP Laban slate. Labella earlier posted on his Facebook page the reason why he asked to […] The post Duterte affirms support for Partido Barug in Labella’s Palace visit appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2019

Namfrel pulls out of watchdog duty; opposition wary

Namfrel pulls out of watchdog duty; opposition wary.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 5th, 2019

Maduro rallies military as opposition appeals to troops

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro urged his troops Saturday, May 4, to be "ready" for potential US military action, as a limited number of opposition supporters marched on military barracks in a bid to win the armed forces' support. The small turnout for the Saturday marches, with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2019

Venezuela in turmoil; Rioting breaks out amid ‘coup attempt’

CARACAS (AFP) – Demonstrators clashed with police on the streets of the Venezuelan capital Tuesday, spurred by opposition leader Juan Guaido’s call on the military to rise up against President Nicolas Maduro – who said he had defeated an attempted coup. An apparently carefully planned attempt by Guaido to demonstrate growing military support disintegrated into […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 1st, 2019

Railroading the Constitution, a Joint Statement of all 5 Ateneo Presidents on RBH 15

The move to amend the Philippines’ 1987 Constitution has been one of the most contentious issues of 2018. According to the latest Pulse Asia survey held in June 2018, only 18% of our population support charter change, while a majority (67% of the population) do not. An additional 14% are undecided. The same poll also indicated that 62% of Filipinos are not presently in favor of a shift to a federal form of government ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

Robredo: We understand local politicians’ silence on backing nat’l candidates

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For Vice President Leni Robredo, the lack of ‘visible’ support by local allies in Cebu towards the opposition senatorial candidates should not be a cause of ill feelings among them. The country’s second highest official, who stands as the figurehead of the opposition, said they had expected from the very start […] The post Robredo: We understand local politicians’ silence on backing nat’l candidates appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

Bonds, Clemens making slow gains with changing electorate

NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer The electorate is changing, however, and that could be good news for both. Bonds and Clemens inched past the 50-percent mark for the first time Wednesday, each appearing on about 54 percent of ballots cast by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. For a fifth straight year, Bonds and Clemens fell short of the 75 percent needed for induction, but their support is slowly climbing. Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez were elected to the Hall on Wednesday. Bonds and Clemens remain on the outside looking in because of drug suspicions, but they could continue to gain ground as more new voters are welcomed into the process. 'I think, just generationally, people in their 20s and 30s look at this different than people in their 50s and 60s,' said Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star, a first-time voter who supported Bonds and Clemens. 'Maybe we're missing something — I'm not one of these people that thinks, like, I'm right and they're wrong. It's just different viewpoints.' A writer can receive a Hall of Fame vote when he or she has been an active member of the BBWAA for 10 consecutive years, so newcomers are always on the way. In 2015, the Hall of Fame eliminated voters who had been inactive for more than 10 years — a move that further boosted the influence of newer voters. The closest thing to a Hall of Fame exit poll is Ryan Thibodaux's online vote tracker , which has charted over half the ballots from this year's election. Of the 14 first-time voters identified on the site as of Wednesday night, 13 supported Bonds and Clemens. One of those first-time voters was Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News, who said he supported Bonds after former Commissioner Bud Selig was elected as part of this class by a veterans committee. Selig presided over the era in which drug suspicion became so rampant. 'The last few years in my Sunday column in The Buffalo News, I refused to use Barry Bonds' name. In my column, it became kind of a trademark. I just referred to him as No. 25,' Harrington said. 'So now people see my article in The Buffalo News — 'Wait a minute, how did you vote for Bonds and Clemens?' I explained in my column a couple weeks ago: To me, I felt, the Bud Selig thing was a tipping point.' Bonds and Clemens are back on the ballot next year, along with newcomers such as Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, Andruw Jones, Scott Rolen, Johan Santana and Omar Vizquel. Here are a few more things to watch: PUBLIC BALLOTS The BBWAA voted to release each voter's Hall of Fame choices to the public, starting next year. That change will add transparency to the process, although there are some concerns about groupthink and peer pressure. 'I'm very conflicted about this,' Mellinger said. 'I applaud the reasons that they are public. We are a profession that demands transparency in others, so why shouldn't we have the same here? I get all that. I can't argue against any of that. The part that I'm uncomfortable with is: I hope that people still vote their hearts and their minds and don't change based on, you know, 'I don't want to get ripped on Twitter.'' SABERMETRIC FAVORITES Raines had plenty of support in sabermetric circles. 'You've got these new stats. You've got WAR (wins above replacement). You've got all this stuff,' Raines said. 'Back in the day, when you looked at a Hall of Famer, you looked at 500 home runs, 300 wins and 3,000 hits, and a lot of times if you didn't reach those criteria, it was kind of hard for anyone to kind of look at you as a Hall of Famer. But I think the way the game has changed today, the way they look at the stats and everything, it has changed.' The next beneficiary of modern stats could be Mike Mussina, who achieved 51.8-percent approval this year. Mussina never won a Cy Young Award, but according to Baseball-Reference.com, his career WAR is comparable to that of Nolan Ryan and Bob Gibson. LOGJAM Nearly half of this year's 442 voters used the maximum 10 slots on their ballots, and although three people were elected, players like Trevor Hoffman (74.0 percent) and Vladimir Guerrero (71.7) fell just short, meaning they'll be back to take up votes again next year. With some credible new candidates eligible in 2018, the 10-player limit could come into play for quite a few voters. Lynn Henning of The Detroit News has abstained from voting at all when he's felt there were more than 10 Hall-worthy players. He didn't have that problem this year, but it could happen again. 'The 10-ballot restriction is silly, it's perverse, it's unjust, it's convoluted. It's a complete affront to players who deserve recognition, when they've earned recognition and are otherwise screened out because of some arbitrary adherence to this number 10,' Henning said. 'I think it's the most outlandishly preposterous restriction I've ever been exposed to in the realm of professional voting.' SPECIALISTS One challenge Hall voters now face is evaluating players who had more specialized roles — like designated hitters and closers. 'It's easy to find context for a Vladimir Guerrero or a Mike Mussina because there are tons of outfielders in the Hall of Fame, there are tons of starting pitchers in the Hall of Fame,' said Ryan Fagan of Sporting News. 'Defining the context for a DH or for a relief pitcher, that's more challenging, because there aren't a lot of guys like that in there.' Fagan supported Edgar Martinez, a DH, but did not vote for closers Hoffman, Billy Wagner and Lee Smith. None of those four made it in. All but Smith will be on the ballot again in 2018. ___ Follow Noah Trister at www.Twitter.com/noahtrister .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

‘I think it was Russia’ – CNN News

President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday he believes Russia was responsible for hacking ahead of the election but contemptuously rejected allegations that Moscow mounted a campaign to compromise him. In his first news conference since winning the election, a combative Trump made clear he will not mute his style when he is inaugurated in nine days. He lashed out at media and political foes alike in a bravura performance. The Trump Tower press conference confirmed the President-elect's deep desire to quickly assert power once he's sworn in. He insisted on moving speedily &'8212; too speedily for some Republicans in Congress &'8212; to replace Obamacare. He also pledged swift action on building a wall along the border with Mexico and nominating a new Supreme Court justice. But it's also clear Trump will take office amid persistent questions about his relationship with Russia. While Trump was at the podium, his nominee to become secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, faced tough questions on Capitol Hill about whether the incoming administration will view Russia with sufficient skepticism. At the news conference, Trump finally conceded he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin's intelligence agencies were behind hacks on Democratic computers ahead of the election but argued that wouldn't happen again. &'8220;I think it was Russia,&'8221; Trump said. Putin &'8220;should not be doing it. He won't be doing it. Russia will have much greater respect for our country when I am leading it than when other people have led it.&'8221; Trump, who has vowed to improve relations with Russia despite some Republican opposition, said he did not know if he would get along with Putin and noted it's possible he won't. But he could not resist a swipe at his defeated Democratic election rival, Hillary Clinton. &'8220;Do you honestly believe Hillary would be tougher on Putin than me?&'8221; he asked. He added that Russia is not the only nation that hacks US targets and accused Democrats of not having sufficient cybersecurity programs. The news conference opened with the incoming White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, slamming a &'8220;political witch hunt&'8221; following reports that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Trump. Vice President-elect Mike Pence also criticized the media before introducing Trump, who kept up his criticism of US intelligence. &'8220;I must say that I want to thank a lot of the news organizations here today because they looked at that nonsense that was released by maybe the intelligence agencies,&'8221; Trump said. He said any such move by the agencies would be a &'8220;tremendous blot on their record.&'8221; &'8220;A thing like that should never have been written, it should never have been had and it certainly should have never been released,&'8221; Trump said. The news conference follows exclusive reporting by CNN on Tuesday that classified documents presented last week to President Barack Obama and Trump included the allegations about Russia. The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and drew in part from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible. Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him 01:38 The FBI is investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Trump. The news conference, delayed from December, was scheduled for Trump to outline how he will address questions about possible conflicts-of-interest related to his vast business empire. Trump appeared beside a large pile of files he claimed were pertinent to the companies that are going to be placed in a trust to be run by his sons. He reiterated that he doesn't plan to release his tax returns, saying they are under audit and don't include relevant information After taking a handful of questions, Trump turned the event over to Sheri Dillon, an attorney who was on hand to discuss Trump's business interests. She said Trump planned to put in place a structure that will &'8220;completely isolate him from the management of the company.&'8221; &'8220;He further instructed that we build in protections that will assure the American people that the decisions that he makes and the actions he takes as President are for their benefit and not to support his financial interests,&'8221; she said. Trump will place all his financial and business assets in a trust, Dillon said. The Trump Organization, meanwhile, will not enter into any new deals abroad and all domestic deals will be subject to a heavy vetting process. The firm will also appoint a new ethics officer, she said. The President-elect has also terminated a number of deals set to close shortly, a step that had cost him millions of dollars, she said. Dillon argued that the decision had been made not to put all Trump's assets in a blind trust or to divest of all his assets because it would be impractical. She also said that Trump should not be forced to destroy the business that he had built up. &'8220;President Trump can't unknow he owns Trump Tower,&'8221; Dillon said, explaining why a blind trust would not be a workable solution to addressing conflicts of interest issues while he is President. Dillon said Trump would take other actions to avoid the appearance of a conflict over the Emoluments Clause [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

US forward Carli Lloyd wins 2nd FIFA best player award

ZURICH (AP) — Carli Lloyd of the United States won her second FIFA's best woman player award, even if an Olympic gold medal eluded her. Lloyd seemed surprised to retain the prize she first won after an outstanding 2015 Women's World Cup on the title-winning U.S. side. Still, Melanie Behringer of the Germany team that won the Olympic title in Rio de Janeiro, placed third in the voting totals, and five-time winner Marta of Brazil was runner-up. 'I honestly was not expecting this,' Lloyd, who captained the U.S. team that exited in the Olympics quarterfinals, said in her acceptance speech. 'I know Melanie did fantastic in the Olympics. (She and Marta are) both so deserving of this award,' the Houston Dash forward said. Lloyd tallied 20.68 percent of the voting points, Marta got 16.60 percent and Melanie Behringer, who retired from national team duty after the Olympics, got 12.34 percent. Behringer acknowledged she was 'disappointed' but declined to criticize the result. Lloyd said she was 'incredibly honored' to have won the support of her peers in a poll by national team captains and coaches, selected media and fans voting online. Germany did win the women's coaching awards as Silvia Neid earned her second FIFA prize. She also won the 2010 award. Neid beat two previous winners: Last year's winner, Jill Ellis of the United States, was runner-up edging former U.S. coach Pia Sundhage, who guided Sweden to the Olympic silver medal. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

Poll shows young Americans across racial lines going for Clinton

Washington, DC, United States – Young Americans across races and ethnicities are now more likely to support Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump for president, and to say the former secretary of state will help people like them, a new GenForward poll .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 25th, 2016

Australia’s same-sex marriage vote in doubt

Australia's plan to hold a national vote on same-sex marriage appeared doomed Tuesday after the opposition Labor Party vowed to block the poll it said would spark divisive debate......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 11th, 2016

John McCain pulls support from Trump after lewd comments

John McCain pulls support from Trump after lewd comments.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2016

Poll: drug war &'145;excellent,' but suspects should live

THE DUTERTE ADMINISTRATION’s decisive war on drugs -- a policy cornerstone that has lately worried both foreign investors and governments -- has overwhelming support from the public that nevertheless believes it “very important” that su.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 6th, 2016

Front Page: Poll: drug war 'excellent,' but suspects should live

THE DUTERTE ADMINISTRATION's decisive war on drugs -- a policy cornerstone that has lately worried both foreign investors and governments -- has overwhelming support from the public that nevertheless believes it "very important" that suspects are caught a.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 6th, 2016

TAXING THE RICH TO SUPPORT THE POOR

DESPITE strong opposition by the public, it appears that the Duterte administration is determined on raising the excise tax on petroleum products. Economic planners are projecting that the government stands to collect an additional P130.51 billion in 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsSep 24th, 2016

Support for death penalty shaky, says prolife solon, as online poll shows split

Support for death penalty shaky, says prolife solon, as online poll shows split.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 12th, 2016

Support for death penalty shaky, says prolife solon, as online poll shows split

Support for death penalty shaky, says prolife solon, as online poll shows split.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 12th, 2016