Ex-SAF chief faces P59 million plunder rap - Philippine Star

Ex-SAF chief faces P59 million plunder rap - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource: googlenews googlenewsApr 16th, 2018

Returning money won t stop probes vs ex-SAF chief – Dela Rosa

MANILA, Philippines – Even if every peso of the allegedly missing P59.8 million  intended for police Special Action Force (SAF) troopers is returned, all probes against the plunder-accused former SAF chief and officers will push through. This was revealed by outgoing Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Sereno faces P2-M tax evasion rap, says Internal Revenue official

CHIEF Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is facing a tax evasion charge when she failed to pay at least P2 million in taxable income for her services as government counsel in the case against Philippine International Air Terminals Co. Inc.  (Piatco), which built the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3, an official of the Bureau of Internal [...] The post Sereno faces P2-M tax evasion rap, says Internal Revenue official appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

& apos;Chief Justice Sereno paid P12 million to IT consultant in 5 years& apos; - Philippine Star

'Chief Justice Sereno paid P12 million to IT consultant in 5 years' - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Meet 2017 s ten most powerful people in sports in Asia

In Asia, sports equals passion, and these ten big names in the sporting world today have led their respective organizations to amazing heights this year. Let’s take a look at 2017’s Top 10 People Behind the Biggest Sports Media Properties in Asia.   #1 Gianni Infantino, President of the FIFA World Cup Gianni Infantino is a football administrator and the current President of the FIFA World Cup. The FIFA World Cup is an international football association and tournament held every four years. Men’s football is arguably the most popular sport in the entire world and the same is true for Asia. The sport retains large numbers in viewership and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Countries like Singapore, Korea and Australia all follow football religiously.   #2 Aleksander Ceferin, President of UEFA Champions League Aleksander Ceferin heads the UEFA Champions League, an annual football competition, unlike FIFA which is only held every four years. The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is one of the most prestigious football tournaments in the world and is participated by top-division European football clubs. Although it does not consist of Asian teams, UEFA remains popular among the Asian people due to the popularity of football as a sport.   #3 Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship When billionaire Chatri Sityodtong conjured up the idea for ONE Championship, he envisioned the entire Asia united under a single sport. ONE Championship has achieved tremendous success since its establishment in 2011. Martial arts is considered a Pan-Asian sport and for the first time in Asian history, it is a sport that has transcended regional and cultural boundaries. Currently the largest global sports media property in Asian history. Today, ONE Championship is broadcast to over one billion viewers in over 128 countries across the globe.   #4 Horacio Muratore, President of FIBA Having been president of FIBA since 2014, Horacio Muratore has continued to develop the sport of basketball, not just in Asia, but in the entire world. The FIBA Basketball World Cup was established in 1950 and is an international basketball competition held every four years since its inaugural year. It also has popular variations in the FIBA Asia Championships and FIBA EuroBasket. The next tournament is scheduled for Beijing, China in 2019. Basketball’s popularity in Asia remains concentrated in the Philippines, Taiwan and China where the sport enjoys a very strong and faithful following.   #5 John Malone, Owner of Formula One Although Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One’s colorful chief executive remains at the helm of business operations, new owner American billionaire John Malone purchased the company in early 2017 and has since continued to deliver fans heart-pumping auto-racing action. Formula One, also known as Formula 1 or simply as F1, is the highest class of single-seater international auto-racing tournament in the world. Held in different variations depending on the region, the races are held regularly on an annual basis on purpose-built F1 circuits or public roads. The most popular variation in Asia is the Singapore Grand Prix which normally takes place on the Marina Bay Street Circuit. The Singapore Grand Prix was first held in 1966. It is the first of its kind in Asia.   #6 Rob Manfred, Commissioner of Major League Baseball Rob Manfred was named the 10th Commissioner in the history of Major League Baseball a wildly popular sport not just in the United States, but also in Japan, Taiwan, and China. Major League Baseball or the MLB is the most recognizable professional baseball organization in the world. It is immensely popular especially in Japan where baseball is almost considered a national sport. Since 1986, an all-star team from the MLB is sent to a biennial end-of-season tour of Japan. It is called MLB Japan All-Star Series wherein exhibition games are held in a best-of format against all-stars from the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) league. Aside from MLB Japan Serie, there also exists an MLB China Series and an MLB Taiwan Series.   #7 Hemang Amin, Chief Operating Officer of Vivo Indian Premier League Heman Amin has been a part of the BCCI, which governs the Vivo Indian Premier League, for the past seven years. The IPL is a professional Twenty20 cricket league established in India which is held every April and May of every year. Cricket is by far the most popular sport in India. Although a relatively new organization, having been established as recently as 2008, the IPL is one of the fastest growing sports media properties in Asia. It is currently valued at US$1.6 billion which is a monumental achievement for such a young property.   #8 Chito Narvasa, Former Commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association Former basketball player and coach, Chito Narvasa is the ninth Commissioner of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Basketball is a wildly popular sport in the Philippines, and perhaps the most widely played in the entire country. The premiere proving ground of men’s professional basketball in the Philippines is the PBA, which owns the distinction of being the first professional basketball league in Asia, and the second-oldest continuously existing league in the world apart from the National Basketball Association (NBA). The PBA played its first game in 1975, and today fuels a hoop-crazy nation that loves its basketball.   #9 Cai Zhenhua, President of the Chinese Football Association China has a burgeoning football obsession, with support from Chinese President Xi Jinping himself who is helping to develop the sport. Cai Zhenhua is the current President of the Chinese Football Association, which governs the sport in China.China’s passion for football is manifest in the Chinese Super League (CSL), which is the highest tier of professional football in the country. With a season that starts in March and ends mid-November, the CSL features 16 football clubs in its current season. The league, the largest in China, now operates under the management of the Chinese Football Association. The current champions are the Guangzhou Evergrande.   #10 Mitsuri Murai, Chairman of Japan Professional Football League Inaugurated in 2014, Mitsuri Murai is the Chairman of the Japan Professional Football League, or more popularly known as the J.League. Japanese professional football league, J.League is one of the most successful football leagues in all of Asia. It is the top level of Japan’s professional football scene, which is one of the most popular sports in all the region. With an annual revenue of over $560-million, the J.League features three football levels: J1, J2, and J3. The league is also governed by FIFA on the global level......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

LTO chief faces another complaint over P830-M driver's license cards - Philippine Star

LTO chief faces another complaint over P830-M driver's license cards - Philippine Star.....»»

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DAR chief faces graft raps - Philippine Star

DAR chief faces graft raps - Philippine Star.....»»

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Ex-Philpost chief faces arrest over unremitted GSIS payments - Philippine Star

Ex-Philpost chief faces arrest over unremitted GSIS payments - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2017

MANILA: Philippines buy 16 Black Hawk helicopters from the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp for $240 million – Manila Video

MANILA: The Philippines will buy 16 Black Hawk helicopters from the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp for $240 million, shunning cheaper Russian equipment due to U.S. sanctions on Russian military exports, the Philippine defence chief said on Friday. The Philippines had initially agreed to buy 16 Bell 412 helicopters from Canada but the deal was scrapped in… link: MANILA: Philippines buy 16 Black Hawk helicopters from the Sikorsky Aircraft Corp for $240 million – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Questions being asked about Bong Revilla’s acquittal

The Sandiganbayan’s decision to acquit former senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. from plunder charges arising from the pork barrel scam was questioned by a number of legal experts. The first division of the anti-graft court voting 3-2 cleared the action star-turned-lawmaker from charges stemming from accusations that he received P224.5 million in kickbacks for allocating his […] The post Questions being asked about Bong Revilla’s acquittal appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Duterte to appoint outgoing AFP chief to OPAPP - Philippine Star

Duterte to appoint outgoing AFP chief to OPAPP - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Man City faces repercussions for misleading UEFA on finances

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — European soccer's leadership has an initial conclusion on leaked Manchester City correspondence: The club has been misleading UEFA over its finances. With the power to ban clubs from the Champions League, the consequences from UEFA could be severe for the Premier League champions. UEFA discovered from reading internal emails from City, which were published by German media outlet Der Spiegel last month, the extent of schemes by the club to allegedly cover up the true source of income in a bid to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation publicly while UEFA conducts a review of the City case. City has been transformed into an English soccer power in the decade since being bought by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and a member of Abu Dhabi's royal family, winning the Premier League three times since 2012. But unfettered spending on players has been restricted by European soccer's governing body — regardless of the owners' wealth. City has already been punished by UEFA for violating FFP, striking an agreement in 2014 that saw the team fined rather than banned from the Champions League for inflated sponsorship deals with companies linked to the club or its ownership. UEFA publicly said last month that evidence from "Football Leaks" could lead to past cases being re-opened. The person with knowledge of the situation said it was more feasible to use the leaks to re-assess the candor of club executives and as a basis to judge City's compliance with FFP in the current three-year assessment period. That covers 2015 when Der Spiegel said emails were being sent internally at City showing the manipulation of sponsorship revue from Etihad Airways, the state-owned airline from Abu Dhabi, which is the naming rights sponsor of City's stadium and training campus as well as appearing on jerseys. The sponsorship was said to generate 67.5 million pounds (about $85 million) annually for City. But City's holding company — the state-backed Abu Dhabi United Group — channeled 59.9 million pounds back to Etihad, according to Jorge Chumillas, the club's chief financial officer, in an internal email to club director Simon Pearce. City has not disputed the authenticity of any emails published by Der Spiegel over the last month. Given the fresh insight into City's financial dealings, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has said there was a "public interest" in the correspondence being leaked, while questioning how it was obtained. "We are assessing the situation. We have an independent body working on it," Ceferin said Monday. "Very soon you will have the answers on what will happen in this concrete case." FFP was the flagship policy of Michel Platini, Ceferin's predecessor as UEFA president, and introduced at the height of the global financial crisis in attempt to prevent clubs from becoming unsustainable. Since July 2011, UEFA has monitored the accounts of all clubs entering its two club competitions. The first period UEFA assessed clubs for compliance with FFP was 2011-13, when owners were allowed to cover losses up to 45 million euros. The leaks showed how City allegedly tried to artificially raise its revenue, in one case by 30 million euros, according to emails from 2013 reported by Der Spiegel. Abu Dhabi United Group was alleged to be sending cash to a shell vehicle which was created to supposedly buy the right to use players' images in marketing campaigns. There were further examples that Sheikh Mansour could have been the source of sponsorship revenue for Abu Dhabi state-owned companies like investment firm Aabar. Der Spiegel cited a 2010 email to Aabar from Pearce, the City director who also works for Abu Dhabi's Executive Affairs Authority. "As we discussed, the annual direct obligation for Aabar is GBP 3 million," Pearce wrote. "The remaining 12 million GBP requirement will come from alternative sources provided by His Highness." Seeing internal City correspondence has given UEFA a greater insight into the conduct of the club and its officials. A 2014 email from City lawyer Simon Cliff to a colleague showed the death of UEFA's lead FFP investigator being celebrated: "1 down, 6 to go." UEFA is examining whether to open disciplinary cases against individuals at City involved in attempts to provide a misrepresentation of club finances to the governing body's FFP accessors, another person with direct knowledge of the situation said. The person, who did not identify any individuals, spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the City case. A challenge for UEFA is getting City to provide information from related companies in Abu Dhabi that the leaks show are central to compliance with FFP. City has repeatedly declined to respond to the specific allegations in the leaks, dismissing a month of negative headlines by saying: "The attempt to damage the club's reputation is organized and clear." But City has had no such qualms using its website to cast aspersions on the reputations of other clubs over their ability to comply with FFP. City has used the media watch section on its website to cite unsubstantiated news reports, including a claim in 2016 that "Inter Milan are looking to circumnavigate FFP" and speculation this year that if Paris Saint-Germain "are found to have broken FFP regulations they face being booted out of the Champions League." Those pages were deleted from its website after City was approached for comment by the AP......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Filipino banned from China eSports tournament over alleged racism

SHANGHAI, China – A professional Philippine eSports player was banned on Tuesday, December 4, from a million-dollar tournament in China, embroiling the world of competitive gaming in controversy as it faces threats of a boycott. Carlo "Kuku" Palad, who plays for Philippine team TNC Predator, has been barred from competing at ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Justice chief on & apos;death squad& apos; plan: Duterte meant & apos;use reasonable force& apos; - Philippine Star

Justice chief on 'death squad' plan: Duterte meant 'use reasonable force' - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Bersamin is Duterte& apos;s new chief justice — source - Philippine Star

Bersamin is Duterte's new chief justice — source - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Prosecutors downgrade to homicide case against suspect in killing of Bicol journo

ALBAY, Philippines – The Albay Provincial Prosecutor’s Office downgraded Tuesday, November 13, to homicide the murder charges filed by the police against the suspect in the killing of journalist Celso Amo of the Philippine Star. Daraga town police chief Superintendent Benito Dipad actually filed Monday, November 12, a case of murder against the Adam Johnson Abanes  for stabbing Amo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Suspect in killing of Bicol journalist charged with murder

LEGAZPI CITY, Albay – The police are filing murder charges and recommending no bail against Adam Johnson Abanes, the suspect in the killing of Philippine Star correspondent Celso Amo here. Superintendent Benito Dipad, chief of police of Daraga, Albay, said that based on their investigation there was probable cause to indict ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

No special treatment for Imelda, says Albayalde

Speaking to reporters at the Philippine National Police Academy in Cavite Friday afternoon, police chief Oscar Albayalde said that they would give no special treatment to Imelda Marcos, who was convicted on plunder charges by the Sandiganbayan. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

PNP to deploy more than 30,000 cops for ‘Undas’

More than 30,000 police officers will be deployed to ensure public safety during the observance of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said on Monday. "We will be fielding 32,092 police personnel from the police regional offices and national support units to perform security and public safety duties this weekend," he said in a press briefing. Albayalde said the PNP is all set in implementing a nationwide law enforcement during the observance of the two occasions, as 14.6 million Filipinos are expected to troop to 4,677 public cemeteries and memorial parks and 76 columbariums in the country. He said his primary o...Keep on reading: PNP to deploy more than 30,000 cops for ‘Undas’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

P54.4M worth of ‘shabu’ seized in Caloocan City

Around P54.4 million worth of suspected "shabu" was seized by the police in Caloocan City Monday.   Initial report from the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said the illegal drugs were confiscated from three suspects behind the Victory Liner Terminal Compound in Monumento, Caloocan City at around 10:30 a.m.   The said "shabu" is estimated to weigh around eight kilograms, the NCRPO said.   Philippine National Police Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde and NCRPO chief Police Director General Guillermo Eleazar rushed to the area to inspect the confiscated evidence.   Please refresh this page for updates. /je...Keep on reading: P54.4M worth of ‘shabu’ seized in Caloocan City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Isidro Lapeña to new Customs chief: Improve counter-intelligence - Philippine Star

Isidro Lapeña to new Customs chief: Improve counter-intelligence - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018