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

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

Maguindanao board candidate, grandson of vice mayor shot dead

KIDAPAWAN CITY--- A candidate for Maguindanao provincial board and a grandson of a town vice mayor were killed in a shooting at a public market in Kabacan town in North Cotabato on Sunday afternoon, police said. Supt. Aldrin Gonzales, speaking for the Soccsksargen Police Regional Office, said Susan Montawal, an aspirant for Maguindanao provincial board in next year's election, and Harris Montawal, grandson of the vice mayor of Datu Montawal, Maguindanao, were taken to the Kabacan Medical Specialist Hospital, where they were declared dead on arrival. Gonzales said Susan Montawal was the wife of Bao Montawal, former Vice Mayor of Datu Montawal town, while Harris was the vice mayor's ...Keep on reading: Maguindanao board candidate, grandson of vice mayor shot dead.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Expect more cops deployed in Metro Manila on All Saints’ Day

A total of 3,409 policemen will be deployed as thousands of people are expected to head home to their provinces or go to cemeteries in Metro Manila for the observance of All Saints' Day on Nov. 1. The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said on Sunday that it would step up police visibility between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2, deploying its men to cemeteries, bus terminals, train stations, seaports and airports, among others. According to the NCRPO, the deployment was "to ensure public safety and protection in the whole [of] Metro Manila." The police will be augmented by other personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Bureau ...Keep on reading: Expect more cops deployed in Metro Manila on All Saints’ Day.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

NCRPO taps 3K cops for ‘Undas’

More than 3,000 policemen from the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will be deployed to ensure public safety and security during the upcoming All Saints’ Day. NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Eleazar said total of 3,238 NCRPO personnel will take to the streets of Metro Manila for the observance of “Undas 2018.” The NCRPO deployment […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Israel postpones demolition of Bedouin West Bank village

JERUSALEM (UPDATED) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has frozen plans to demolish a strategically located Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank that have drawn international concern, his office said Sunday, October 21. "The intention is to give a chance to the negotiations and the offers we received from ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018

Vico Sotto seeks to end mayoral rule of Eusebios in Pasig

Pasig City Councilor Vico Sotto, a member of the Sotto showbiz family that later branched out into politics, seeks to challenge the decades-long political success of the Eusebio family in Pasig. The independent city councilor who was first elected to public office in the 2016 elections filed his certificate of candidacy accompanied by his parents, […] The post Vico Sotto seeks to end mayoral rule of Eusebios in Pasig appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

De Lima seeks Senate probe into Michael Yang’s alleged appointment

SENATOR Leila M. de Lima wants a Senate committee to look into the appointment of foreign nationals in public office after Chinese national Michael Yang identified himself as the President’s economic adviser......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018