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Filipino lawmakers iron out differences in BBL

MANILA: A bicameral conference committee, composed of members of the Senate and House of Representatives, have ironed out their differences in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) aimed at bring.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsJul 15th, 2018

Lawmakers celebrate Filipino Americans in Washington state - Whidbey News-Times

Lawmakers celebrate Filipino Americans in Washington state Whidbey News-Times By Madeline Coats. WNPA Olympia News Bureau. A proposed bill would establish October as Filipino American History Month i.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Lawmakers celebrate Filipino Americans in Washington state - The Daily World

Lawmakers celebrate Filipino Americans in Washington state The Daily World A proposed bill would establish October as Filipino American History Month in the state of Washington. House Bill 1787 is co.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Watchdog to PH: Don t lower age of criminal responsibility

MANILA, Philippines – Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday, February 3, urged Philippine lawmakers to reject a proposal to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) from 15 to 12 years old. HRW said such proposal will only expose more Filipino children to a "broken and debilitating" criminal justice ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2019

Douglas Todd: Website shows how Chinese, Filipino and other immigrants differ - Vancouver Sun

Douglas Todd: How Chinese, Filipino and other immigrants differ Vancouver Sun A revealing new 'super-diversity' website makes it easy to spot differences among immigrant groups in Metro Vanco.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Lowering criminal liability age breaks Filipino core values – lawmakers

MANILA, Philippines – Legislators who opposed the House bill lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 12 years old said the measure goes against basic Filipino core values and does not have empirical data to back it up.  On Monday, January 28, Nueva Ecija 3rd District Representative ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

Why Richard Quan waived his fees for ‘Kapayapaan sa Gitna ng Digmaan’

What started out as a fascination for all things related to the Japanese occupation in the 1940s has turned into a full-length feature film on love, racial differences and ideology.   This was how filmmaker Nestor Malgapo Jr. described his historical drama "Kapayapaan sa Gitna ng Digmaan," which is based on the story of Japanese soldier Yoshiaki Muto and his Filipino wife Felicidad.   The film is one of five finalists in the full-length category of the fourth Singkuwento International Film Festival Manila Philippines (SIFFMP), which will run from Feb. 15 to 22, at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) theater in Intramuros, Manila.   ...Keep on reading: Why Richard Quan waived his fees for ‘Kapayapaan sa Gitna ng Digmaan’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

PNP, ABS-CBN execs sign MOU on Ang Probinsyano | Inquirer News

Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde and ABS-CBN executives signed on Monday a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to iron out differences between them regarding the televis.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

PNP, ABS-CBN execs reconcile differences on ‘Ang Probinsyano’

The Philippine National Police and the executives of ABS-CBN reached an understanding Monday to iron out their differences over the primetime series “Ang Probinsyano.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

CH, PH officials meet on counter-terror, anti-drug support

Chinese officials led by President Xi Jinping and Filipino lawmakers discuss China’s support for the Philippine government’s counter-terrorism and illegal drugs campaigns during a meeting at the Shangri-la BGC in Taguig City on Wednesday. In the meeting on the sideline of Xi’s state visit in the country, the Chinese president said China will accept Filipino […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

House OKs bill granting incentives to internationally recognized Fillipino filmmakers 

    The House of Representatives has approved on final reading a bill granting incentives to Filipino production entities and filmmakers who won in notable international film festivals. One hundred and sixty-two lawmakers voted to pass on third and final reading House Bill No. 7823, or the Film Industry Incentives Act, on Monday. No one voted against or abstained during the voting. Once enacted into law, Filipino filmmakers or production entities, whose films have won the highest recognition for technical or artistic excellence in notable international film festivals, will receive the following: - P5 million for an international award-winning full-length feat...Keep on reading: House OKs bill granting incentives to internationally recognized Fillipino filmmakers .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Filipino illustrators join comic book world in farewell to Stan Lee

Filipino comic book creators are bidding thanks and farewell to legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, who passed away early on Tuesday, November 13 at the age of 95. The famed comic book writer who co-created beloved characters such as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Captain America, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil and Iron Man who […] The post Filipino illustrators join comic book world in farewell to Stan Lee appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

‘Luke Cage’ joins ‘Iron Fist’ on list of canceled Netflix-Marvel shows

Why did "Luke Cage" get canceled? According to reports leaning on insider sources, it's not because of ratings. Marvel and Netflix did not disclose a reason for canceling "Luke Cage," one of their five original episodic co-productions. Instead, they thanked its showrunner, writers, cast, crew and fans. Yet rather than low ratings causing the cancellation, as was the case with the poorly received "Iron Fist" the previous week, mounting behind-the-scenes disagreements are said to be the cause. "The cancellation was due to creative differences and the inability to agree to terms for a third season of the show," even though principal cast members had already been signe...Keep on reading: ‘Luke Cage’ joins ‘Iron Fist’ on list of canceled Netflix-Marvel shows.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Filipino MPs urge Duterte to

MANILA: Two administration lawmakers urged President Rodrigo 'Rody' Duterte to share with the public the results of the medical tests he had taken to determine whether he was suffering fr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

EDITORIAL - Above the law

Lawmakers must be reminded that they are on the payroll of taxpayers so their employer – or their boss, as a former president put it – is the Filipino public......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Lawmaker lauds 2018 Metrobank Outstanding Filipino awardees

MISAMIS ORIENTAL, Sept. 24 (PIA) -- Misamis Oriental 2nd District Representative Juliette Uy joined fellow lawmakers of the 17th Congress led by House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in honoring th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

‘Sanction Mocha, Drew for mocking sign language’

Two party-list lawmakers on Sunday asked President Duterte to sign into law an approved measure recognizing the official sign language for the Filipino deaf community as the world marked the International Day of Sign Languages. At the same time, ACT Teachers Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro urged Malacaang to impose sanctions on sex guru-turned-Assistant Communications Secretary Mocha Uson and her blogger-friend, Drew Olivar, for mocking the sign language in a recent online video. Brickbats Uson and Olivar were previously whacked by brickbats for making a video supposedly intended to help the government's push for federalism, which showed Olivar doing a sexually suggestive ...Keep on reading: ‘Sanction Mocha, Drew for mocking sign language’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Militant solons slam Enrile for ‘fake history’ of martial law

Militant lawmakers are not about to step on the brakes in their sharp riposte to former Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile's thoughts about the iron-hand rule of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Enrile, as defense chief, was the martial law administrator during the Marcos regime. Kabataan Rep. Sarah Elago said Enrile's recollection about the martial law regime, which he made during an interview with former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., was a "clear attempt to deceive and misinform the public." Elago said it was "a grave insult" to those who had died fighting the Marcos dictatorship, regarded as one of the darkest periods in the country's history. "This deliberate attempt to wh...Keep on reading: Militant solons slam Enrile for ‘fake history’ of martial law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Group backs Senate move vs substandard steel bars

The Philippine Iron and Steel Institute supports the call of lawmakers to stop the proliferation of substandard and uncertified steel bars in the country which are either imported or produced from local rolling mills using induction furnaces, in line with creating disaster resillient structures......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Iron duel looms at Club Filipino de Cebu

The men of the Philippine Golf Tour brace for what promises to be a duel of iron play as they tackle a short but challenging, unfamiliar course in the rich ICTSI Club Filipino de Cebu Invitational beginning tomorrow in Danao City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

PVL: UP transferee at the forefront of AU’s offensive might

As at it was in the last season NCAA finals between Arellano University and eventual champion University of Perpetual Help, Christian dela Paz, 20, is again leading the offensive drive of the Chiefs in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference.      The 20-year-old former UP Fighting Maroon sizzled with 24 points in Arellano’s debut in the PVL Saturday against Adamson University to underscore the leading role he is to take again on his third year with the Chiefs.    To set the record straight, the soft-spoken hotel & restaurant management student from Parang, Marikina, Rizal, said he left the UP squad because of differences with the coach, not because of the lack of playing time. Standing five-foot-nine, dela Paz, one of superstar Marck Espejo’s teammates in Sta. Elena High School in Marikina, leaps so high he can outsmart the taller blockers on the other side of the court whether he is near or far from the net.   Stories to tell     Dela Paz takes understandable pride in Espejo’s phenomenal rise and singular achievements in the sport being products of the same town. He relishes telling and retelling how dominant a player the multi-awarded former Ateneo Blue Eagle was as early as then and where their high school team was competing.  Middle blocker Christian Segovia, 24, Demmy Lapuz, 19, and Kim Tan, 18, who help ease dela Paz’s scoring load, also have interesting stories to share.       Segovia, born and bred in Tondo and studying HRM as well, says in Filipino: “I should have been playing for FEU, not with Arellano. I was already listed on the FEU team barely a week before the UAAP opened. My mother, already frustrated with my poor grades, got wind of it and immediately pulled me out of the team.       “I was transferred to Arellano where I earned good grades that pleased my mother. I got back into volleyball and showed her I could balance sport and studies this time around. Now, my mother, grandmother and three siblings are always watching my games.”     Yolanda survivor    Lapuz says he had an auspicious beginning with the Chiefs. He was already a starter on his rookie year when Arellano reached the finals against Perpetual last year.      This Tacloban City native was in third year high school when Typhoon Yolanda battered his place of birth in November 2013.       He recalls the ordeal in Filipino, “We were lucky to be living in a subdivision on a mountain slope. The roof of the house was blown away but we survived. The great destruction and the stench of death all around us was one experience everyone should not be subjected to.”       Learning and enjoying volleyball in his physical education classes in UDM had, according to Tan, weaned him away from basketball. The same school gave him his first training in volleyball; he became competent at it.       Higher tuition fees drove his family to seek other schools for him. He enrolled in NU and stayed there without playing volleyball for three years until his barkada in Arellano convinced him to try out for a spot on their varsity team.       He tried out and was taken in. Only a rookie, he started for the Chiefs in their first PVL game, making him a shoo-in for Arellano’s NCAA squad next season.       The other members of the Arellano Chiefs are Roi Domingo, setter Edmark Meneses, Adrian Villados, Tonell Arellano, Jethro Cabillan, Joshua Esguerra, Junnel Cacam, Jesrael Liberato and Evo Rinon        .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018