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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

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

LP officials on BOL approval: Mindanao is a step closer to peace

Officials of the Liberal Party (LP) commended the Moro and indigenous peoples, lawmakers, and other stakeholders after the bicameral conference committeeapproved the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). Party officials, consisting of chairperson Vice President Leni Robredo, president Senator Kiko Pangilinan andsecretary-general Representative Kit Belmonte, said in a joint statement on Sunday that with the BOL, Mindanao is a step closer to peace. "We commend the Moro leaders, lawmakers, and other stakeholders for getting the work done," they said. "This brings the Filipino people a critical step closer to peace and prosperity, and our Moro brothers and sisters to their quest for the rig...Keep on reading: LP officials on BOL approval: Mindanao is a step closer to peace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Elegantly Easy King Cup Sardines Recipes You Can Whip Up at Home

A certified Filipino staple and one of the most versatile and sustainable canned products of all time, sardines is not just a meal for the broke. Full of nutrients like iron, calcium, B Vitamins, and heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids, the skin and bones are completely edible too! In partnership with Luxent Hotel Executive Chef […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Palace: Enforcing laws vs ‘tambays’ is part of crime prevention

          Malacaang on Friday downplayed fears of lawmakers that President Rodrigo Duterte's warning against "tambays" was reminiscent of the situation during martial law.   Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte only wanted a strict enforcement of laws to prevent crime.   "Every Filipino deserves to be safe in the streets," he said in a statement,   "The President's 'tambay' remarks simply mean he wants a strict enforcement of city ordinances as part of making our streets safe from criminals and other unscrupulous elements," he added.   In a speech on Wednesday, Duterte directed authoriti...Keep on reading: Palace: Enforcing laws vs ‘tambays’ is part of crime prevention.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Surviving versus living: The Filipino family’s monthly budget

Breaking down the differences between the government's recent estimates on Filipino families' monthly income and needs......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Lawmakers urge banks to cut remittance fees

Two congressmen yesterday urged the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and banks to reduce remittance fees being collected from millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) for the billions of dollars they send to their families here......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

5 patriotic monuments of the Philippines

This June 12 Philippine Independence Day is the perfect time for Filipinos across the world to show their patriotism and love for their mother country. Throughout the years, statues and monuments have been erected to honor heroic actions and events throughout the archipelago's history. Here are a few you may want to check out:   Rizal Monument Filipinos across the country know of the great sacrifices Dr. Jose P. Rizal made advance the cause of Filipino liberation from the iron grip of the Spanish colonizers. With his status as the catalyst for the archipelago's freedom, the Rizal Monument, a great statue of this amazing man, was built in Luneta Park.   Sigaw ...Keep on reading: 5 patriotic monuments of the Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

House approves bill raising senior war veterans pension to P20,000

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved a bill seeking to increase by P15,000 the pension of Filipino senior war veterans. With a vote of 239-0-0, lawmakers approved on 3rd and final reading House Bill (HB) No. 7525 , raising the old age pension of senior veterans from P5,000 to P20,000. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Pimentel: I’m no longer Senate president; let’s get used to it

Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimintel III said on Saturday that people should get used to him being no longer the Senate president, a post now occupied by Sen. Vicente "Tito" Sotto III. "I'm now just a senator," he said in Filipino in an interview over AM radio station DWIZ. "Let's get used to that." He said was looking forward to work with other lawmakers in pushing reforms -- this time, as chair of different committees. "I should dedicate my time on my chairmanships. So I'll still be busy," Pimentel said. According to Pimentel, he currently heads the Committee on Trade, Industry, and Entrepreneurship and the Oversight Committee on the Automated Election System. He also said ...Keep on reading: Pimentel: I’m no longer Senate president; let’s get used to it.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

Congress okays Nat’l ID system

After the bicameral conference committee formally approved the National ID system on third and final reading, Senator Panfilo Lacson who sponsored the measure, said the two houses will just iron out differences in their respective versions of the bill. Lacson confirmed there is already an initial funding of P25 billion….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Viva Europa showcases Europe’s culture, music, sports, and arts

ARTS AND culture know no boundaries: political, social, or otherwise. In the efforts to link our shared literature and culture, and also our highlight differences, the European Union bookmarks the months of May and June for its “Viva Europa” celebration, a showcase of European dance, film, literature, music, sports, and visual arts for the Filipino […] The post Viva Europa showcases Europe’s culture, music, sports, and arts appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

China needs 100K english teachers

THE Philippine and Chinese governments will iron out a bilateral agreement on the deployment of 100,000 Filipino teachers when President Rodrigo Duterte attends a forum of world leaders in China this week, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said. Bello had said China needs 100,000 English teachers, who could earn as much….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

On the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ set with Cumberbatch, Downey and more (conclusion)

  Conclusion LOS ANGELES---Even Benedict Cumberbatch admitted to having fanboy moments on the "Avengers: Infinity War" set. "There's part of you that goes, oh my God, this is extraordinary," said Benedict, who plays Dr. Strange, about seeing Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and other superheroes together. In this Part 2 of our interview on the set in Atlanta, Georgia last October, we continue featuring Benedict, Tom, Robert, Filipino-American Dave Bautista (Drax) and Pom Klementieff (Mantis). Excerpts: Have there been fanboy moments for you because everybody is coming together in this movie? Benedict (B): The first few moments where you're...Keep on reading: On the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ set with Cumberbatch, Downey and more (conclusion).....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018