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Evasco: No plans to run for public office

Cabinet Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco Jr. on Thursday said he has no plans to run for public office. “Wala pa naman (So far, none),” he told reporters when asked if he has plans to run for a local position, on the sidelines of the 25th Galing Pook awarding ceremony in Quezon City. Some reports said… link: Evasco: No plans to run for public office.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerOct 11th, 2018

Evasco: No plans to run for public office

Cabinet Secretary Leoncio “Jun” Evasco Jr. on Thursday said he has no plans to run for public office. “Wala pa naman (So far, none),” he told reporters when asked if he has plans to run for a local position, on the sidelines of the 25th Galing Pook awarding ceremony in Quezon City. Some reports said… link: Evasco: No plans to run for public office.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

LTO seeks accreditation for vehicle modifiers

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) plans to establish an accreditation process for modification service centers/providers (MSC) to ensure the safety of motorists and the riding public. LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante announced the agency’s plan to come up with a memorandum circular on the accreditation process during Thursday’s meetings with overland vehicle owners, motor vehicle […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Browns fire coach Jackson, owner cites internal discord

By Tom Withers, Associated Press BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam finally tried the patient approach with his head coach. That didn't work either. Haslam made his fourth coaching change since 2012 by firing Hue Jackson, who won just three of 40 games over two-plus seasons and then lost his job because of a feud with offensive coordinator Todd Haley that went public and threatened to turn a promising season into another one of those Cleveland catastrophes. Haslam fired Jackson and Haley within hours of each other on Monday, a day after the Browns (2-5-1) lost their 25th consecutive road game — one shy of the NFL record. "Hopefully, we made a big step today," Haslam said. "It is hard to win in the NFL. If anybody knows that, it is us. I think the message today is we are not going to put up with internal discord. We want people who are collaborative and work together." As for his poor track record in finding coaches, Haslam offered no excuses. "I will accept the blame because ultimately, it is the person at the head of the ship," he said. "I will take the blame as ownership. I can't explain it more than that. We have had different situations with different people. I know that it is something that we are not going to tolerate moving forward." Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is Cleveland's interim coach, and running backs coach Freddie Kitchens will take over for Haley. Haslam said Williams, who coached Buffalo from 2001-03, was the only in-house candidate considered to finish the season. While Williams has extensive experience and won a Super Bowl, he also has a checkered past. He was suspended by the league for a full season in 2012 for his role in the "Bountygate" scandal that rocked the New Orleans Saints. Haslam said it's premature to consider the next coaching hire for the Browns, who are 22-81-1 since he and his wife, Dee, agreed to buy the franchise in 2012. The main objective now is to get through the season's second half, beginning with a matchup on Sunday against the high-scoring, Kansas City Chiefs (7-1). "We will have a collaborative effort in everything that we do here," Haslam said when asked about a search for the team's ninth coach since 1999. "Right now, we are focused on the next eight games and Gregg and his staff winning as many of those games that we can." There are already names floating around as potential candidates to be Cleveland's next coach, including Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley, who coached Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield in college. "Not right now," Riley said of his interest in jumping to the NFL. "You sit here and answer these questions and I always want to be truthful. The truth is for me is, I love Oklahoma. I love coaching here. I love college football. I certainly don't have that itch right now." Just three weeks ago, the Browns, who went 0-16 last season under Jackson, appeared to have turned the corner following an overtime win against Baltimore. But things unraveled quickly, thrust in the wrong direction by a power struggle between Jackson and Haley, who joined Cleveland's staff this season after six in Pittsburgh. Following a loss at Tampa Bay last week, Jackson aimed blame at Haley by offering to help the team's offense. Haley publicly said he wasn't offended by the remarks. But Jackson's comments seemed to widen a divide between the coaches, who had disagreed on players getting days off during training camp and whether wide receiver Josh Gordon deserved to start the opener. In order to salvage the season, Haslam and general manager John Dorsey felt change was necessary. Without pointing fingers, Dorsey said there's only one way to stop the in-fighting. "Treat people the way they want to be treated," he said. "Come into work every day willing to work. Love what you do. Just take ownership in what you are doing. Come to work every day and treat people the way you want to be treated." Jackson's the sixth straight Cleveland coach to be fired following the team's second game against Pittsburgh. Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, Pat Shurmur, Rob Chudzinski and Mike Pettine all met the same demise, but they were let go following the season's final game. Haslam wouldn't get into any specifics about the "'discord" between Jackson and Haley. "We made the decision to move on, and it was far bigger than who was going to call plays," Haslam said. "Unfortunately, sometimes, the best plans don't work out, and in this case, they didn't. We were optimistic and hopeful that they would." Jackson was hired in 2016 by the Haslams, who stuck by him despite a 1-15 record in his first season and then last season's debacle. His failures were always explained away with excuses: not enough talent, injuries, bad luck, a disconnection with the front office. Haslam thought hiring a high-profile coordinator like Haley would help Jackson. In the end, it was his undoing. "Unfortunately, sometimes the best plans do not work out," Haslam said. "In this case, they did not. We were optimistic and hopeful that they would, but they did not work out.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Ara Mina drops plans to run in 2019 elections, supports dad Chuck’s QC mayoral bid

After hemming and hawing for some time whether or not to run for public office, it appears Ara Mina has already made up her mind and come to a conclusion. Mina took to social media on Oct. 18 to tell her fans that although she had a strong desire of become a public servant, running for public office in the 2019 elections would have to take the backseat. In her Instagram post, Mina shared a picture of her with her dad, Chuck Mathay, who is running for Quezon City mayor. As per Mina, she asked for God's sign to guide her in making her decision. "For now, God wants me to be an obedient daughter, taking one step at a time," she said."I gave it a lot of thought and considered man...Keep on reading: Ara Mina drops plans to run in 2019 elections, supports dad Chuck’s QC mayoral bid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Yes, Gwen Garcia is running again

Former Cebu Gov. and now third district Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia announced yesterday her plans to recapture the Cebu capitol despite the ruling issued by the Ombudsman that she is “perpetually disqualified” to hold public office. The pronouncement was made during an assembly in Bantayan island, Cebu, as she said, “Yes, I will be running for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

City Council seeks audit of LEEO books

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) plans to audit the records of the Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO), including the financial analysis of public markets and the slaughterhouse from 2016 to present. During its regular session on Tuesday, Councilor R Leone Gerochi proposed a resolution requesting the Internal Audit Service Office (IASO) to […] The post City Council seeks audit of LEEO books appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Mexican president-elect slashes his own salary

MEXICO CITY, Mexico --- Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he plans to earn 40 percent of what his predecessor makes when he takes office in December as part of an austerity push in government. Lopez Obrador told reporters Sunday he will take home 108,000 pesos a month, which is $5,707 at current exchange rates, and that no public official will be able to earn more than the president during his six-year term. He reiterated campaign promises to cut back on other taxpayer funded perks for high-level government officials, such as chauffeurs, bodyguards and private medical insurance. /cbb...Keep on reading: Mexican president-elect slashes his own salary.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

City to push through with Intelligent Traffic System

THE Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) said it would push through with plans to install an Intelligent Traffic System (ITS) in Iloilo City. PSTMO head Jeck Conlu said they are currently in talks with the University of the Philippines in Manila and some engineers from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in the […] The post City to push through with Intelligent Traffic System appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

PAO defends P4.8M payment for new office plan

PUBLIC Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief Persida Acosta yesterday clarified that there was nothing anomalous about the P4.8 million initial payment made for the plans and design of a new office building. “Hindi po yan red flag (It’s not a red flag),” she said in response to a Commission on Audit….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Acosta: COA report on P4.8-M PAO building design not a red flag

Public Attorney's Office (PAO) Chief Persida Acostaon Thursdaymaintained that the P4.8 million initial payment made for the plans and design of the construction of a new office building was aboveboard.   The P4.8-million is part of a P12-million appropriation for PAO's new central office.   "That [COA report] is not a red flag. COA (Commission on Audit) only asked why there is a need for a partial payment," Acosta told reporters.   The budget, according to Acosta, has been included in the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for the plan and design which was made by the National Housing Authority (NHA) with the approval of the Department of Public Works and H...Keep on reading: Acosta: COA report on P4.8-M PAO building design not a red flag.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

DFA advises Pinoys in Syria to stay safe

FILIPINOS in Syria were advised to exercise caution and be vigilant as the Syrian Army plans to eject Islamic militants from Damascus. In a statement, Foreign Affairs Office of Public Diplomacy Acting Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato said “we continue to monitor the situation in Damascus and have alerted our kababayans….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

5,500 ha of Mayon land to be seized

LEGAZPI CITY---The government plans to expropriate up to 5,500 hectares of land inside the 6-kilometer permanent danger zone (PDZ) around Mt. Mayon to keep the area uninhabited, according to officials.   The expropriation was proposed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to clear the area and save on the cost of evacuating residents each time Mayon acts up.   Buyout   Data from the Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (Apsemo) showed at least 1,456 families living inside the danger zone and claiming to have titles to the land.   Cedric Daep, Apsemo chief, said the provincial government had created Tas...Keep on reading: 5,500 ha of Mayon land to be seized.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

SP members want PSTMO to explain city’s traffic plans

MEMBERS of the Iloilo City Council want the Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) and its Traffic Management Division to enlighten them on the city’s traffic plan in the years to come. The body approved on Feb. 20, 2018 the resolution of Councilor Ed Peñaredondo inviting PSTMO chief Jeck Conlu and TMD chief Robert […] The post SP members want PSTMO to explain city’s traffic plans appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

DPWH-BDEO tackles plans after wrath of typhoon Urduja

The Department of Public Works and Highways Biliran District Engineering Office (DPWH-BDEO) conducted a coordination meeting with technical personnel on December 19, 2017......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2018

Baseball owners approve sale of Marlins to Derek Jeter group

em>By Steve Wine, Associated Press /em> MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins are Derek Jeter's problem now. Major league owners on Wednesday unanimously approved the sale of the woebegone franchise by Jeffrey Loria to an investment group led by Jeter and Bruce Sherman. The deal needed 75 percent approval. A signed $1.2 billion agreement was submitted to Major League Baseball last month to sell the Marlins to a group led by Sherman, a venture capitalist who will be the controlling owner. Jeter, the former New York Yankees captain, plans to be a limited partner in charge of the business and baseball operations. The closing on the sale is expected within a few days. 'I congratulate Mr. Sherman on receiving approval from the Major League Clubs as the new control person of the Marlins,' Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement, 'and look forward to Mr. Jeter's ownership and CEO role following his extraordinary career as a player.' The Marlins have endured another disappointing year and are assured of their eighth consecutive losing season, the longest streak in the majors. They'll sit out the playoffs for the 14th year in a row, the longest streak in the National League. They're also likely to finish last in the NL in attendance for the 12th time in the past 13 years, creating revenue constraints that may lead to a payroll purge in Jeter's first offseason as an owner. Among players who might be shopped is major league home run leader Giancarlo Stanton, whose salary will nearly double next year to $25 million in the fourth season of his record $325 million, 13-year contract. The transition to new ownership has already begun, with four well-known Marlins executives told last week they won't be retained. They were special assistant to the president Jeff Conine, who goes by the nickname Mr. Marlin, and three special assistants to the owner — Hall of Famers Andre Dawson and Tony Perez, and former manager Jack McKeon, who led the Marlins to the 2003 World Series championship. Team president David Samson is not expected to be retained. Manager Don Mattingly is a former teammate of Jeter's and may return. Following another loss Wednesday at Colorado, the team's reaction to the approval of the sale was muted. 'Obviously it's going to be a new group and a new thought process, and we'll see where that goes,' Mattingly said. 'We were assuming it was going to get official at some point and then we'll have some type of direction, which way we want to go. But that just hadn't happened yet, so it's hard to react to it.' Loria, 76, became widely unpopular because of his frugal ownership and the public financing that helped build the five-year-old Marlins Park. He bought the franchise for $158.5 million in 2002 from John Henry, part of the Boston Red Sox ownership group that has celebrated three World Series titles. 'Part of the deal is acknowledging when it's time to pass the baton to the next generation, and wish them well in taking things to the next level,' Loria said in a statement. 'With that in mind, I can't think of anyone better suited than Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter. They are true baseball people, as well as true gentlemen. I have every confidence in their ability as the next stewards of the Miami Marlins to take us to new heights.' Jeter, who lives in Tampa, was a 14-time All-Star shortstop who retired in 2014 after 20 seasons with the Yankees. He has no front-office experience but has long talked of his desire to own a team. Sherman spent much of his financial career in New York and has a home in Naples, Florida. Minority owners are expected to include NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, who will have a small stake. Loria's decision to sell the team became public in February, and Jeter's interest surfaced in April. The Jeter-Sherman group beat out two other groups that pursued the team in the final weeks of negotiations. 'I wish the best to Jeffrey Loria and David Samson,' Manfred said. 'During their tenures, the Marlins won the 2003 World Series, hosted this season's successful All-Star Week at spectacular Marlins Park and eagerly supported our efforts to grow the game internationally.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 28th, 2017

Trump budget plan shows how he would reshape nation – CNN News

An early glimpse at President Donald Trump's first budget proposal offers the clearest blueprint yet of how he plans to remake the nation. The plan envisages a 10% hike in military spending to be paid for by sharp cuts in other government departments, with the State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency each bracing for a particularly painful hit. If enacted, the plan would involve a radical domestic reshaping of the federal government paired with a shift in the posture of American diplomacy around the world. It is an approach that flows directly from the rhetoric and positions adopted by Trump on the campaign trail playing to his grass-roots supporters' deep distrust of Washington and his &'8220;America First&'8221; political creed. &'8220;This is a landmark event, a message to the world, in these dangerous times, of American strength, security and resolve,&'8221; Trump said Monday. The budget plan comes at a time when the administration is making strenuous efforts to flesh out the ideological and political foundations on which the new GOP White House is built. Top officials, including the President, previewed a strident change of political direction at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last week, and Trump will intensify the effort with his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night &'8212; a crucial moment for the new administration. But the controversial nature of Trump's emerging budget &'8212; always a magnet for partisan opposition &'8212; guarantees a fight that will test the White House's capacity to corral lawmakers and shape public opinion. It also demonstrates a desire to boost military might and de-emphasize diplomatic reductions that will reverberate in foreign capitals of friends and foes alike. Already, a cadre of retired generals and admirals has warned that cutting State Department funding on diplomacy and development would make America less safe. Democrats say they will use every tool at their disposal, which includes the power of the filibuster in the Senate, to block Trump's plans. The President could also face resistance from Republican budget hawks in Congress. Defense hawks, meanwhile, are arguing that the $54 billion dollar hike in defense spending is not enough after years of budget sequestration that capped military funding. It is not yet clear exactly where the cuts will come from. Monday's announcement involved top-line numbers from the 2018 budget sent to government agencies that must now work out how to adjust their spending. Any budget issued by the White House is merely an opening bid, and many soon become worthless documents once Congress, with its competing demands on the public purse, gets to work. Democrats, who could try to frustrate Trump by refusing to lift caps on defense spending by wielding the Senate filibuster, sensed a political opportunity to undercut Trump's appeal to working-class voters as they try to rebuild their party's support ahead of midterm elections next year. &'8220;The budget proposal is a reflection of where the President is at and who he is (and) what today's hard-right Republican party &'8212; which has done this budget through its Cabinet &'8212; believes in,&'8221; said Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. &'8220;Which is relieve the burdens on the wealthy and special interests, whether they be coal companies or financiers, and put the burden on the middle class.&'8221; But Trump styles himself as a shrewd negotiator steeped in the give-and-take of real estate transactions and is known for making the kinds of bold opening gambits that the budget announcement on Monday represents. The proposals were also formulated directly from the fiery speeches of the President's campaign, which underpinned his belief that he has a mandate for radical change and might make any compromise harder. &'8220;When you see these reductions, you'll be able to tie it back to a speech the President gave, or something the President had said previously,&'8221; Trump's budget director, Mick Mulvaney, told reporters on Monday. &'8220;We are taking his words and turning them into policies and dollars.&'8221; The goals are consistent with the theory of Trumpism laid out by the President's political adviser, Steve Bannon, at CPAC last week, which included a push to &'8220;deconstruct the administrative state.&'8221; Indeed, the budget would remold the federal government by paring back programs introduced by the Obama administration &'8212; for example, EPA regulations on the fossil fuels industry &'8212; and other agency reductions. In practice, according to Mulvaney, that involves a sweeping reset of political priorities. &'8220;It is a true 'America first' budget,&'8221; said Mulvaney. &'8220;It will show the President is keeping his promises and doing exactly what he said he was going to do when he ran for office. It prioritized rebuilding the military, including restoring our nuclear capabilities, protecting the nation and securing the border, enforcing the laws currently on the books, taking care of vets and increasing school choice.&'8221; Still, with Trump vowing not to touch popular non-discretionary spending targets like Medicare and Social Security, his budget team faces a tortuous task in wringing out savings at agencies while preserving room for Trump's promised big tax cuts. Every dollar that is cut from discretionary spending could affect other popular and vital programs, including transportation, conservation, agriculture and commerce &'8212; all of which have powerful lobbies ready to go into battle for their funding. And Trump does not want to tighten the national belt everywhere. For instance, he is proposing spending billions of dollars on his pet project of a southern border wall, though he has promised [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2017

Biggest central school now enjoys new school building

BORONGAN CITY, Dec. 13 (PIA) -- In line with President Duterte's Build Build Build (BBB) program, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) - Eastern Samar Engineering District Office (ESD.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News17 hr. 17 min. ago

Biggest central school now enjoys new school building

BORONGAN CITY, Dec. 13 (PIA) -- In line with President Duterte's Build Build Build (BBB) program, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) - Eastern Samar Engineering District Office (ESD.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News21 hr. 4 min. ago

Guimaras info office is WV’s best

THE Public Information and Relations Office of the island-province of Guimaras won big during the 2018 Information Officers’ Year-End Conference and Awards. For the first time, it earned the top spot as Best Performing Information Office for consistent, relentless and exemplary programs and services in information, education and communication rendered to the public. Jaypee Kein […] The post Guimaras info office is WV’s best appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Guimaras info office is WV’s best

THE Public Information and Relations Office of the island-province of Guimaras won big during the 2018 Information Officers’ Year-End Conference and Awards. For the first time, it earned the top spot as Best Performing Information Office for consistent, relentless and exemplary programs and services in information, education and communication rendered to the public. Jaypee Kein […] The post Guimaras info office is WV’s best appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018