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FACT CHECK: Metro Manila, not PH, recorded 30% crime dip in May 2018

Claim: Crime in the Philippines decreased by 30% under President Rodrigo Duterte's administration The blog weblogph.tk in their May 29 post ran the headline, "Bumaba ng higit kumulang na 30% ang krimen sa Pilipinas sa ilalim ng pamahalaang Duterte" (Crime in the Philippines decreased by around 30% under ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerMay 31st, 2018

Who were targets of disinformation in 2018?

MANILA, Philippines – There were many false and misleading claims made online and in real life last year, most of which were used to harm influential people and their reputations. According to data gathered over an 8-month period from Rappler’s fact-check stories (April to December 2018), the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Fact-check: No, India did not declare holiday for Duterte visit

  MANILA, Philippines -- India did not declare a holiday just because President Rodrigo Duterte visited that country.   This was revealed upon fact-checking of Agence France-Press (AFP), debunking a circulating Facebook post that claimed "India declared aholiday in honor of a visit from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte."   According to the French news agency, "India did celebrate a national holiday during Duterte's January 2018 visit, but it is an annual event to honor the nation's constitution."   India Republic Day is celebrated every January 26 to commemorate the day India's new constitution came into effect in 1950, AFP noted.  ...Keep on reading: Fact-check: No, India did not declare holiday for Duterte visit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2019

MMFF 2018 breaks box office record

THE 44th Metro Manila Film Festival drew to a successful close on Jan. 7, with the festival’s chairman announcing that they had not only surpassed last year’s gross but also recorded the highest ever take in the film festival’s history......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

The MMFF 2018 in a nutshell

Out of the eight entries in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), I was able to watch five of them at our Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB) screenings. We gave an A grade to "Rainbow's Sunset" and "Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles," while "One Great Love," "Fantastica," "The Girl in the Orange Dress," "Mary, Marry Me" and "Aurora" were graded B. Even if you are not exactly a fan of local movies, why not check out any of the MMFF entries in the spirit of Christmas? The annual film festival is already part of Pinoys' Yuletide tradition. So, join in the MMFF frenzy and show that love is "homegrown," indeed. Here are my musings about the entries: Gloria Romero ought to win...Keep on reading: The MMFF 2018 in a nutshell.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

Grace Poe on the statement of DOTr-LTFRB re PITX

December 7, 2018. We welcome the move of the DOTr and the LTFRB to immediately come up with concrete solution to the chaos at the PITX. However, we should take stock of the fact that the problem we are addressing here is not just PITX, but Metro Manila’s traffic and transport situation in general. To… link: Grace Poe on the statement of DOTr-LTFRB re PITX.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

‘Undas’ 2018 ‘generally peaceful’ at Manila North Cemetery – authorities

Authorities declared Friday that this year's All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day was "generally peaceful" at Manila North Cemetery despite cases of missing children and confiscation of sachets marijuana from a teenaged visitor.   Supt. Julius Caesar Domingo, Manila North Cemetery ground commander, said they have not recorded any crime incident since November 1.   "Generally peaceful naman. Walang reported na crime incident except there was one na kabataan na nag-try ipasok 'yung marijuana sachets," Domingo said.   On Thursday, police arrested a 17-year-old male as he tried to smuggle sachets of marijuana inside the cemetery and received reports about 10 ch...Keep on reading: ‘Undas’ 2018 ‘generally peaceful’ at Manila North Cemetery – authorities.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Tropical Weather Video Analysis for Wednesday Afternoon, Oct 17, 2018 – Manila Video

Trough of Weak LPA still bringing scattered to widespread rains and thunderstorms across Mindanao, Visayas and Palawan. Meanwhile, weak #Amihan approaching Batanes. To find out more, check out our Tropical Weather Video Analysis recorded at 5:30 PM Manila Time (09:30 GMT) and presented by our Senior Typhoon Specialist, Mr. Typhoon, David Michael V. Padua. #WeatherTV… link: Tropical Weather Video Analysis for Wednesday Afternoon, Oct 17, 2018 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Sotto maintains ‘very good’ satisfaction rating — SWS

Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III's net satisfaction rating remained "very good" with a 1-point increase in the third quarter of 2018, according to the Social Weather Stations (SWS). Results from the September 15 to 23 survey revealed a +55 satisfaction rating, which was higher than +54 recorded in June 2018. SWS said 68 percent of Filipinos were satisfied with Sotto's performance while 13 percent were dissatisfied. In the June 2018 survey, 67 percent were satisfied, and 12 percent were dissatisfied. They polled 1,500 respondents, aged 18 years old and above --- 600 from Balance Luzon and 300 each from Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao. The SWS said the survey had a...Keep on reading: Sotto maintains ‘very good’ satisfaction rating — SWS.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

DOH reports 1,227 leptospirosis cases so far in Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) has recorded 1,227 leptospirosis cases in Metro Manila from January to August 2018.  This is a 358% increase from the 268 recorded cases during the same period in 2017, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said on Wednesday, August 22.  Nationwide, DOH recorded a 105% increase in cases: 2,229 cases ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Tropical Weather Video Analysis for Tuesday Afternoon, June 19, 2018 (In English) – Manila Video

Trough or extension of LPA 97W east of Bicol, will bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across Eastern Visayas and Eastern Bicol today. To find out more, check out our Tropical Weather Video Analysis in English recorded at 3:30 PM Manila Time (07:30 GMT) and presented by our Senior Typhoon Specialist, Mr. Typhoon, Michael V.… link: Tropical Weather Video Analysis for Tuesday Afternoon, June 19, 2018 (In English) – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

PBA: Scottie Thompson caps off memorable, historical night for PBA

What should be an obscure and rainy night for most residents of Metro Manila has been rather historical in nature for the PBA. The league should remember June 20, 2018 as one of the more historical nights in league history. According to PBA statistician Fidel Mangonon III, there were three milestones achieved today in the two games today, namely the Phoenix-Globalport tussle and the battle between Ginebra and Columbian. The margin of victory for both teams were historical in itself, for it is the first time since Sept. 3, 2000 that both teams in a doubleheader had won by 27 points or more. Phoenix won by 27 against Globalport, 135-108, and Ginebra destroyed Columbian Dyip, also by 27, 134-107. In case you were wondering, the Sept. 3, 2000 games were a pair of playoff games, which were headlined by San Miguel - Sta. Lucia in Game 1 of the best-of-7 Commissioner's Cup Finals, which the Beermen demolished the Realtors by 28, 106-78, and Alaska reigning supreme over Tanduay, also by 28, 119-71, in the battle for third. Yes, there was a battle for third. It is also the first time since July 6, 2007 as two players finished with a triple-double. Import Eugene Phelps (Phoenix) tallied 37 points, 23 rebounds, and 10 assists, while dimunitive point guard recorded his 3rd career triple-double of 12 markers, 12 boards, and 10 dimes.  San Miguel's import Galen Young submitted 18 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists in a 103-96 Battle for 3rd loss vs Red Bull, while Alaska's reinforcement Rossell Ellis posted 22 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 113-85 win against TNT in Game 1 of the best-of-7 PBA Fiesta Conf. Finals. More importantly, Mark Caguioa moved up in the list of most prolific scorers in league history. The 38-year old moved up to 15th all-time in the scoring list at 9,931 career points after scoring eight tonight.   ___   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Tropical Weather Video Analysis for Fri Evening, Jun 01, 2018 (English Version) – Manila Video

Two LPAs continue to bring rain showers and thunderstorms across Southern and Central Philippines. To find out more, check out our Tropical Weather Video Analysis (English Version) recorded at 6:10 PM Manila Time (10:10 GMT) and presented by our Senior Typhoon Specialist, Mr. Typhoon, Michael V. Padua. #WeatherTV #WeatherWiser #WeatherAlert source link: Tropical Weather Video Analysis for Fri Evening, Jun 01, 2018 (English Version) – Manila Video.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

Lowest crime volume recorded in Metro Manila during barangay, SK polls week

The election week has recorded the lowest crime volume in Metro Manila since the start of the Duterte administration, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Chief Supt. Camilo Casco.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Tropical Weather Video Analysis for Monday Evening, Feb 19, 2018 – Manila Video

Fair weather prevailing all throughout the country, with no major disturbance in sight. To find out more, check out our Tropical Weather Video Analysis recorded at 6:15 PM Manila Time (10:15 GMT) and presented by our Senior Typhoon Specialist, Mr. Typhoon, Michael V. Padua. #WeatherTV #WeatherWiser #WeatherAlert source link: Tropical Weather Video Analysis for Monday Evening, Feb 19, 2018 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

MRT3 suffers almost daily breakdowns since start of 2018

MANILA, Philippines – If social media posts give you the impression that the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) encounters breakdowns and glitches practically every day, it's because it does.  The Department of Transportation has recorded a total of 33 MRT3 glitches in the first 40 days of the year.  In the first ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

Tropical Weather Video Analysis for Friday Evening, Jan 26, 2018 – Manila Video

Rains associated with the Northeast Monsoon (#Amihan) is likely to affect some portions of Central Luzon this weekend. To find out more, check out our Tropical Weather Video Analysis recorded at 5:00 PM Manila Time (09:00 GMT) and presented by our Senior Typhoon Specialist, Mr. Typhoon, Michael V. Padua. #WeatherTV #WeatherWiser #WeatherAlert source link: Tropical Weather Video Analysis for Friday Evening, Jan 26, 2018 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

NCRPO notes rise in indiscriminate firing incidents in Metro Manila

The number of indiscriminate firing incidents in Metro Manila has increased this year compared to last year, according to initial data from the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO). Despite the increase, the police have not monitored any victims of stray bullets as of Monday afternoon. A comparative data of incidents issued by the NCRPO showed that from Dec. 16, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017, there were only four incidents of indiscriminate firing or illegal discharge of firearms. This is higher compared with the period of Dec. 16, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018 with 13 incidents recorded. In those 13 incidents, 10 people have so far been arrested, including two cops and two soldie...Keep on reading: NCRPO notes rise in indiscriminate firing incidents in Metro Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

Where to celebrate Valentines Day 2019 in Manila - ABS-CBN News

Where to celebrate Valentine's Day 2019 in Manila ABS-CBN News Looking for a place to celebrate Valentine's Day? Check out these deals offered by restaurants, hotels, and malls in Metro Manil.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

Newsrooms, universities team up to fact-check 2019 elections

MANILA, Philippines – Eleven news organizations and 3 universities are teaming up to fact-check claims related to the May 13, 2019 midterm elections. The Tsek.ph collaborative fact-checking project was launched at the University of the Philippines (UP) on Monday, February 11, the eve of the 2019 campaign period. The project aims ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Old School Power Rankings 2018-19: Weeks 15-16

By Scott Wraight, NBA.com It almost happened. The King almost surrendered the throne and his crown. But thanks to an impressive performance, the kingdom avoids disarray -- for now. Over the past month or so, it's becoming clear that we have a slight separation of powers, with the Big Three putting some distance between themselves and the field. But that could change depending on how a certain big man responds to his new surroundings in Toronto. And now that he's back and healthy, that gritty guard in Houston could quickly ascend the ranks. - NOTE: Statistics are through games of Feb. 8 (PHL time) - Any player who turns 32 during regular season can be added to rankings. - Check out previous rankings. 1. LeBron James (34), Los Angeles Lakers Previous rank: 1 Latest stats: 3 games, 23.3 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 10.0 apg Season stats: 27.0 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 7.4 apg James must have sensed he was about to lose his spot at the top of the mountain, as he quickly responded with an impressive triple-double against the Celtics (we'll overlook the 1-for-5 from the free-throw line). The King hasn't shown much rust since returning from a long-term groin injury, but others have elevated their game. 2. LaMarcus Aldridge (33), San Antonio Spurs Previous rank: 2 Latest stats: 7 games, 24.4 ppg, 11.6 rpg, 2.6 apg Season stats: 21.1 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 2.5 apg If not for James' triple-double on Thursday (Friday, PHL time), Aldridge would've claimed the throne. That's what happens when you grab double-doubles in five of the last seven, and go for 30-9 and 22-9 in the other two. In fact, over his last 10 games, he's only had one subpar performance (13 points and five rebounds on Jan. 24, PHL time). 3. Lou Williams (32), LA Clippers Previous rank: 3 Latest stats: 8 games, 23.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 6.9 apg Season stats: 19.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 5.2 apg We didn't forget. Williams started the stint with his first career triple-double. If that wasn't enough, he poured in a career-high 39 four games later. If that wasn't enough, he added 31 two games after that. Despite closing out the period with a relative stinker (10 points in 17 minutes), Williams is averaging 24.5 in February after 20.4 in January. 4. Marc Gasol (34), Toronto Raptors Previous rank: 5 Latest stats: 6 games, 18.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 3.7 apg Season stats: 15.7 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 4.7 apg It was another mixed bag for Gasol, who managed two games of 24 or more, two games of 18-19 points and two games between 8-11 points. We fully expect Gasol to step up now that he's playing on a team in the Raptors with serious title aspirations, as he should be able to integrate nicely with both the offense and defense. 5. Rudy Gay (32), San Antonio Spurs Previous rank: 8 Latest stats: 8 games, 16.5 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 3.1 apg Season stats: 14.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.5 apg Shooting 50.5 from the field and 52.2 from beyond the arc, Gay turned in six games of 15 or more points. He's now managed to score in double figures in 12 straight while shooting better than 50 percent in eight of those contests. No wonder he's shooting a career-best 52.2 percent from the field. 6. J.J. Redick (34), Philadelphia 76ers Previous rank: 4 Latest stats: 3 games, 16.7 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 2.7 apg Season stats: 18.3 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.8 apg A small sample size is the reason for Redick's slip, as he failed to make any big impressions in his three games. He did, however, shoot 42.3 from deep (11-for-26) while scoring 13 or more in all three. But he'll need to pocket more 20-point games if he hopes to climb back to where he was. 7. Kyle Lowry (32), Toronto Raptors Previous rank: 6 Latest stats: 5 games, 14.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 8.4 apg Season stats: 14.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 9.3 apg In three wins, Lowry averaged 17.3 points and 9.3 assists. In two losses, he averaged 9.5 points and 7.0 assists. But the shooting remains a big issue. Lowry's 40.6 FG% is his lowest since 2012-13 (40.1) and his 32.5 3PT% is his lowest since '09-10 (27.2). On a positive, Lowry's 9.3 assists per game easily rise to a career-best mark. 8. Jeff Green (32), Washington Wizards Previous rank: Just missed Latest stats: 7 games, 19.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.1 apg Season stats: 12.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.9 apg Shooting 50.0 percent from the field and 42.3 from three-point range, Green went for 20 or more points in five of seven games, including four straight -- his longest such stretch all season. Green's stellar run has been boosted by increased playing time; he's averaging 35.7 minutes in three February games after averaging 30.5 minutes in 14 January games. 9. Chris Paul (33), Houston Rockets Previous rank: NA Latest stats: 5 games, 15.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 7.2 apg Season stats: 15.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 7.9 apg Paul finally returned to action Jan. 27 (Jan. 28, PHl time) after missing 17 games with a hamstring injury. He's managed to turn in five straight double-figure scoring games to go along with six or more assists in four of the games. There's a little rust, but we like what we see, especially the 2.4 steals and 47.2 FG% during the span. 10.  Al Horford (32), Boston Celtics Previous rank: 10 Latest stats: 7 games, 14.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 5.1 apg Season stats: 12.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 3.8 apg Horford started the stint on fire, turning in back-to-back double-doubles for the first time this season. Yes, you read that right. In addition to the double-doubles, he shot 60.3 percent from the field and 2.3 blocks, including a season-best six blocks in last Monday's win over the Nets. Just missed the cut: Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade, Trevor Ariza, Marco Belinelli The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019