From Under This Hat: Violet is blue

At the International Association of Women in Broadcast and Television 37th Biennial Assembly last week in Quezon City, I met a vibrant and warm people of the women broadcast community from all over the world. It also was where places in Africa as Zimbabwe, Kenya and Sierra Leone became real for me; not just a news clip on TV news or video documents, but somebody in front and a solid living community representative and a woman......»»

Category: newsSource: nordis nordisNov 19th, 2017

In bloom

Local tourists appreciate the blue and violet million flowers for sale at the Kaamulan Park, Malaybalay City on Monday, April 10, 2017. Photo by Froilan Gallardo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 11th, 2017

Tips on composition

The color wheel indicates color contrasts or the colors opposite each other like red and green, orange and blue, violet and yellow. Many green plants bear red flowers, so this is a contrast......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 17th, 2016

LOOK: Alyssa Valdez, Thirdy Ravena look sharp as Bb. Pilipinas judges

The entire Philippines all shifted its on the most beautiful night of the year, during the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 coronation night, Sunday at the Big Dome.  The most esteemed beauty pageant judges were all present, but fans of the UAAP may have chanced upon two people from the world of Pinoy sports, proudly representing their group. Former Ateneo volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez and Blue Eagles forward Thirdy Ravena were chosen to be part of the special panel of judges in the 55th Bb. Pilipinas coronation night. Your judge for tonight's #BinibiningPilipinas2018 , Alyssa Valdez 💗👑 — Vania PadillaEdralin (@vaniaedralin) March 18, 2018 Aside from the two athletes, Michel Gumabao, a multi-titled volleyball player and a former De La Salle Lady Spiker, was a candidate herself. These stars show that athletes can indeed slay in any setting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News3 hr. 8 min. ago

UAAP football: UP advances to Final Four, downs NU

University of the Philippines grabbed the first Final Four seat after topping National University, 2-0, in the UAAP Season 80 men's football tournament Sunday at Rizal Memorial Stadium. JB Borlongan broke the 86-minute stalemate, putting the Fighting Maroons ahead, 1-0, before King Miyagi gave UP its second goal a minute later. The Fighting Maroons remained unbeaten in the tournament and are into their eighth straight semifinals stint after scoring 26 points at this point of the season. Ateneo also pulled off a 2-0 victory on Sunday after brushing off University of Santo Tomas. Jarvey Gayoso found his 13th goal of the season in the 13th minute to give the Blue Booters a 1-0 l...Keep on reading: UAAP football: UP advances to Final Four, downs NU.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News8 hr. 8 min. ago

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: FEU spoils Espejo s 39, snaps Ateneo s win streak

Far Eastern University clawed its way back from a two-point deficit in the fifth set before surviving a furious rally by three-time defending champion Ateneo De Manila University, 25-27, 25-23, 25-20, 21-25, 16-14, Saturday in the 80th UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Tamaraws snapped the Blue Eagles’ eight-game winning streak and spoiled four-time Marck Espejo’s career-best 39 points to improve to 7-2 win-loss record. Jude Garcia and Redijohn Paler finished with 17 points each while JP Bugaoan and Richard Solis, who scored the game-clinching cross court hit, posted 15 and 13 markers, respectively, for the Morayta-based squad.      Up, 6-3, to open the fifth frame, FEU saw its lead evaporate and trailed Ateneo, 11-9, after Chumason Njigha scored on a quick attack. The Tams countered with a scoring barrage to move at match point, 14-11, on a Paler kill. FEU committed three straight errors that tied the deciding frame at 14. Raymond Bautista made his relief stint count with a down the line hit before Paler finished the two-hour, 25-minute match with a booming hit to complete the Tams’ elims sweep of Ateneo. Espejo scored all but one of his points off attacks and had 22 excellent receptions and 10 digs in a lost cause for the Blue Eagles, which fell to 8-2 slate. Skipper Karl Baysa got 11 markers while Ron Medalla and Njigha finished with eight points each for Ateneo.   ---              Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Stocks close higher on bargain-hunting; Jollibee up more than 7%

SHARE prices closed higher Friday, propelled by bargain-hunting late in the session, with blue chips leading the main index higher as Jollibee posted a gain of more than 7%. The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) closed at 8,238.15, up 48.14 points or 0.59%, while the all-shares index closed at 4,982.50, up 16.06 points or 0.32%. […] The post Stocks close higher on bargain-hunting; Jollibee up more than 7% appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Stocks rebound on bargain hunting

Local markets recovered on Friday, March 16, from bargain hunting and performance of blue chips. The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) closed at 8,238.15, during the closing hour, higher by 48.14 points or 0.59%, while the all-shares index closed at 4,982.50, higher by 16.06 points or 0.32%. “In a stunning upward performance at the close, […] The post Stocks rebound on bargain hunting appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

No Bull: Buffalo pulls off big upset, knocks off Arizona

Results from the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday (Friday, PHL time): ___ EAST REGION ALABAMA 86, VIRGINIA TECH 83 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Collin Sexton scored 21 of his team-high 24 points after halftime to lead Alabama over Virginia Tech for the Crimson Tide's first NCAA Tournament win in a dozen years. John Petty kept ninth-seeded Alabama (20-15) in it while Sexton struggled during a sluggish opening half and finished with 20 points while shooting 6 of 8 on 3-pointers. Sexton found a rhythm in the second half, including a handful of big shots over the final five minutes to give the Crimson Tide a bit of breathing room in a game that featured 10 lead changes, with no team ever being up by more than seven points. Justin Robinson scored 19 points to lead the eighth-seeded Hokies (21-12). FLORIDA 77, ST. BONAVENTURE 62 DALLAS (AP) — Egor Koulechov scored 20 points and Florida eased past St. Bonaventure, ending the Bonnies' postseason run two days after their first NCAA Tournament victory in 48 years. Jalen Hudson scored 16 points and Chris Chiozza had 11 assists for the sixth-seeded Gators (21-12), who have reached the Elite Eight the past five times they've been in the tournament. A whirlwind week finally caught up with the Bonnies (26-8), who finished at 35 percent shooting but were in the 20s when the outcome was in doubt. Courtney Stockard led St. Bonaventure with 14 points after scoring 26 in a win over UCLA in a First Four game in Dayton, Ohio, on Tuesday. VILLANOVA 87, RADFORD 61 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jalen Brunson scored 16 points and top-seeded Villanova hit 14 3-pointers to rout Radford. The Wildcats (31-4) played to near-perfection for the first 30 minutes and led 44-23 at halftime. The Highlanders (23-13) posed no threat at becoming the first 16 seed to ever knock off a No. 1 in the tournament. TEXAS TECH 70, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 60 DALLAS (AP) — Keenan Evans scored 19 of his 23 points after halftime and third-seeded Texas Tech ended the game on a 13-2 run. Evans' layup with 3:58 left put the Big 12 runner-up Red Raiders (25-9) ahead to stay. Texas Tech will next play the winner of the Florida-St. Bonaventure game. SFA (28-7), the Southland Conference tournament champion, led by eight early in the second half. ___ SOUTH REGION BUFFALO 89, ARIZONA 68 BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wes Clark scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris added 23 and No. 13 seed Buffalo pulled off the biggest upset of the opening round, rolling over No. 4 seed Arizona. The smaller Bulls (27-8) used their quickness to zip around the Wildcats (27-8), scoring at the rim and on kickout 3-pointers. Defensively, Buffalo neutralized Arizona's size inside by collapsing on the paint, forcing the Wildcats to shoot from the perimeter. Arizona went 2 for 18 from beyond the 3-point arc, while the Bulls knocked down 15 of 30. CJ Massinburg had 19 points and Buffalo shredded Arizona's defense at a 55-percent clip for the program's first NCAA Tournament win. TENNESSEE 73, WRIGHT STATE 47 DALLAS (AP) — Admiral Schofield had 15 points and 12 rebounds as third-seeded Tennessee advanced to the second round by overwhelming Wright State. Lamonte Turner had 19 points and a career-high nine assists for the Volunteers (26-8), SEC co-champions in the regular season after being picked in the preseason to finish 13th in the 14-team league. They'll next play Loyola-Chicago on Saturday. Wright State (25-10) was the Horizon League tournament champ. KENTUCKY 78, DAVIDSON 73 BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Kentucky didn't make a 3-point for the first time in a game since 1988, but still did enough to top Davidson. Fifth-seeded Kentucky (25-10) went 0 for 6 from behind arc after hitting a 3 in a nation-best streak of 1,047 games. Kevin Knox scored 25 for Kentucky, which next plays the Arizona-Buffalo winner. Davidson (21-12) made 11 3-pointers, led by six from Jon Axel Gudmundsson, who finished with 21 points. LOYOLA-CHICAGO 64, MIAMI 62 DALLAS (AP) — Donte Ingram hit a 3-pointer from the March Madness logo just before the buzzer, lifting Loyola-Chicago over Miami 64-62 in its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1985. Ingram's long shot came from well above the key. The 11th-seeded Ramblers (29-5) matched the school record for wins from their 1963 national championship team. Loyola was boosted by a pregame prayer from its team chaplain, 98-year-old Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt. The buzzer sounded as Ingram's shot went in, but officials put 0.3 seconds back on the clock. A desperation pass by Miami (22-10) bounced away harmlessly. ___ MIDWEST REGION KANSAS 76, PENN 60 WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Devonte Graham ignited sluggish Kansas midway through the first half, pouring in 29 points and lifting his top-seeded team. Lagerald Vick added 14 points for the Jayhawks (28-7), who trailed the Ivy League champs 21-11 with about 7 minutes left in the first half. Kansas advanced to play Seton Hall. A.J. Brodeur had 14 points to lead the Quakers (24-9). DUKE 89, IONA 67 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marvin Bagley III dominated in his NCAA Tournament debut, pouring in 22 points to go with seven rebounds as Duke rolled. The Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year made 10 of 14 shots in 32 minutes and grabbed seven rebounds. Grayson Allen scored 16 points as the second-seeded Blue Devils (27-7) powered past 15th-seeded Iona (26-7). Duke will next play Rhode Island. RHODE ISLAND 83, OKLAHOMA 78, OT PITTSBURGH (AP) — E.C. Matthews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime and Rhode Island topped dynamic scorer Trae Young and the Sooners. The seventh-seeded Rams (26-7) won a game in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season and will play Duke on Saturday. Young scored 28 points on 9-for-18 shooting with six turnovers. The freshman scored 13 straight points for Oklahoma (18-14) late in regulation and made two free throws to open OT. SETON HALL 94, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 83 WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Khadeen Carrington scored 26 points, Desi Rodriguez added 20 and eighth-seeded Seton Hall won a foul-filled first-round matchup. Myles Powell added 19 points and Angel Delgado scored 13 for the Pirates (22-11), who led the entire way a year after a late meltdown cost them against Arkansas. Allerik Freeman hit six 3-pointers and had 36 points to lead No. 9 seed North Carolina State (21-12). The only thing that slowed down the high-scoring, up-and-down matchup was the whistles. The teams combined for 53 fouls. ___ WEST REGION MICHIGAN 61, MONTANA 47 WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Charles Matthews had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Michigan locked down on defense and the third-seeded Wolverines beat Montana in a plodding game. Michigan (29-7) trailed by 10 in the opening minutes, struggled to get into rhythm until late in the first half, and never really went on a big run to seize control of the game. Instead, coach John Beilein's team methodically drew away over a long period of the second half when No. 14 seed Montana (25-8) failed to score. Michael Oguine and Ahmaad Rorie scored 15 points apiece to lead the Grizzlies. GONZAGA 68, UNC GREENSBORO 64 BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Zach Norvell Jr. hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 20.8 seconds left to help Gonzaga escape a major scare. The fourth-seeded Bulldogs (31-4) trailed 64-62 with 1:48 left after squandering a 12-point lead they took early in the second half. Gonzaga, in its 20th straight NCAA tournament, won its first game of March Madness for the 10th year in a row. UNC Greensboro (27-8) was the Southern Conference champ. OHIO STATE 81, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 73 BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Kam Williams made a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:36 left, then added a trio of free throws after being fouled on another 3-point attempt to lift Ohio State. The fifth-seeded Buckeyes (25-8) built a 13-point lead by reeling off 16 straight points midway through the second half. Ohio State advanced to play Gonzaga. The teams met in November and the Zags romped 86-59. Mike Daum scored 27 points for 12th-seeded South Dakota State (28-7). HOUSTON 67, SAN DIEGO STATE 65 WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Rob Gray scored 39 points, including a wind-milling layup that just trickled over the rim with 1.1 seconds left that lifted sixth-seeded Houston. Trey Kell's off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer was no good for 11th-seeded San Diego State (22-11). Houston (27-7) posted its first tournament win since 1984......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

UAAP Softball Finals: No matter when they hit, Adamson scores

For the first time since 2010, Adamson had their backs against the wall against UST. They trailed 1-0 in the UAAP Softball championship series for the first time ever. And long-time head coach Ana Santiago knows that changes had to be made if they want to extend their dynasty, much more stretch the series to even have a remote possibility of that happening. Santiago said she was restless on the night before Game 2 Friday, thinking on how to shake up her batting order, since making such a drastic change in her offense may spell doom for the dynasty. "Hindi talaga ako nakatulog kagabi, pinag-iisipan ko talaga yung batting order ko. Lahat nagbago sa batting order ko, ni-reshuffle ko talaga. Even me na-surprise na ganito yung nangyari," the Blu Girls head coach said after their 8-5 win. One of her most drastic changes was putting senior Riezel Calumbres, who has been the designated top batter for most games, and relegated her to be the eight hitter, which is second to the last. Calumbres wasn't exactly coming off from a good Game 1, as she was 0-4 on hit attempts and was struck out two times. So the veteran did not think twice of accepting her coach's decision of sending her in the bottom of the batting order. "Pero kahit na may changes, tinanggap namin yun," the graduating Calumbres said. "Kahit saan kami mapunta. Basta maglaro tayo. Ilalaban natin to para sa team, hindi para sa sarili lang natin." Calumbres, who was seemingly woken up by her terrible performance the previous game, woke up and drilled three hits, including an RBI single that put the Lady Falcons on the board. The second baseman knows she had to make the Game 2 count, because she would not want her and her four other graduating teammates end their playing careers with a loss. But their collective minds scrambled to a frenzy when UST zoomed to a 3-0 lead from a CJ Roa three-run home run. 'May doubt. Hindi mo talaga masisisi na may doubt, tatlo. Sabi ko, wow, tatlo agad. Sabi ko okay lang isa-isa lang, step-by-step, mahahabol namin sila. Nakikita ko sas bawat teammate ko na 'lalaban kami, babawi kami'." With the game tied a 3 apiece headed to the sixth inning, Adamson knew that they had to score, and score they did. They tallied five runs, blowing the game wide open, sealing the victory for the seven-time defending champions. "Nandoon yung eagerness namin. Bawat. Sa susunod na batter, pumatong ka lang, itutulak kita. Nandoon kami. Yung 6th inning, crucial talaga siya sa amin. Pag naka-score kami, mananalo kami. Yan ang lagi sabi ni coach Ana sa amin." Now that she faces her final game donning the blue on Tuesday, she hopes for storybook ending to her five-year career -- another championship for the Queens of the collegiate softball scene. -- follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

S. Korean President Forms Committee to Prepare for Summit With DPRK

South Korean President Moon Jae-in formed a committee to prepare for the upcoming summit meeting with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Blue House said Thursday. Presidential spokesman Kim Eui-keyom told a press briefing Thursday that Moon appointed Im Jong-seok, presidential chief of staff, to lead the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Madness in MOA as NBTC gears up for 11th season

Madness is about to take place at the Mall of Asia Arena. As the National Basketball Training Center gears up for an 11th season, a new format has been installed for its national championships slated for March 18-23. Patterned after the US NCAA Tournament, this year's NBTC will host 32 teams, comprised of the very best high schools teams in the country as well as select teams from overseas, particularly AusPinoy (Australia), Durham Crossover (Canada), Camp David (New Zealand), and FilAm Sports (United States). The Philippines is also well represented as the seeded teams are led by UAAP Juniors champion Ateneo de Manila, NCAA Juniors champion La Salle Greenhills, University of Visayas, winners of CESAFI, and MBBL champion Chiang Kai Shek. "We started from three cities, ngayon nasa 80 na kami. From what I gathered, by next year nasa 100 na kami," SM-NBTC founder Eric Altamirano said. With NBTC expanding, the the tournament pattern, inspired by that of the US NCAA makes sense. This is where the very best high school teams settle the score to crown one true national champion. "Every year that we have been organizing the tournament, we have refined it to what it is now, a premier showcase for high school basketball," Coach E said. "It has also become a springboard for Fil-foreign teams to showcase their players who might want to study in the Philippines or play for various national teams," Altamirano added. Madness will start on March 18 with the seeding round to be followed by the Round of 32 for Division 1 the following day. On March 20, the Round of 16 for both Division 1 and Division 2 will start while March 21 will be for the Elite 8 and the NBTC 3x3 joust. March 22 is the Final 4 and March 23 will be the culmination of it all, with the Finals and the highly-anticipated NBTC All-Star Game. As it stands, the Blue Eaglets are seeded no. 1 while La Salle Greenhills is no. 2 followed by Chiang Kai Shek and UV. Nazareth School of National University complete the top-5 seeds in Division 1. Catch the livestream of the 2018 NBTC All-Stars Division 2 at 9 am, the All-Star Division 1 at 12 noon, the Division 2  Finals at  2 pm and the Divsion 1 Finals at 4 pm on March 23, Friday. The games will air on a delayed basis on March 27, Tuesday and March 28, Wednesday at 2 pm and 4 pm on S+A and S+A HD. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Kai, Blue Eaglets, looking at deep run in NBTC

Fresh from capturing the UAAP title, Kai Sotto and the Ateneo Blue Eaglets have another championship in sight. Following an incredible run to the top of UAAP, the Eaglets are now looking at conquering the NBTC, which will tip off its 11th season over the weekend. Ateneo is the no. 1 overall seed for this year's tournament and the Eaglets are dead set on going all the way. "Sobrang halaga to para sakin, para din sa team ko kasi dinadala namin yung Ateneo [name]," Kai, the UAAP Season 80 Juniors Finals MVP, said Thursday. "Syempre, sabi ko kay coach Joe [Silva], ipakita natin sa lahat ng tao kung bakit tayo champion. Paghihirapan talaga namin tong NBTC na to," he added. By winning the UAAP title, Kai says that Ateneo is primed for a deep run in the NBTC. "Tingin ko nung start pa lang ng UAAP, kasama na tong NBTC sa pinaghahandaan namin," he said. "Kasi yung goal namin na mag-champion, pag nag-champion kami, mapupunta rin kami sa mga ligang ganito. Kaya preparation namin, matagal na rin," Kai added. However, while Kai and the Blue Eaglets are ready to go, there's still one catch. "Ako tsaka mga teammates ko, nagfocus lang kami sa exams namin. Sana pumasa kami lahat para makalaro kami dito, walang problemahin," Sotto said. Catch the livestream of the 2018 NBTC All-Stars Division 2 at 9 am, the All-Star Division 1 at 12 noon, the Division 2  Finals at  2 pm and the Divsion 1 Finals at 4 pm on March 23, Friday. The games will air on a delayed basis on March 27, Tuesday and March 28, Wednesday at 2 pm and 4 pm on S+A and S+A HD. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Senate postpones hearing on RROW ‘scam’ in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 14 March) — The highly-anticipated Senate investigation here on Friday into the alleged P8.7 billion road right-of-way (RROW) “scam” has been rescheduled anew next week. Vice Mayor Shirlyn Banas-Nograles said Wednesday the Senate blue ribbon and public works committees have moved the hearing to March 22-23 to allow more senators to […] The post Senate postpones hearing on RROW ‘scam’ in GenSan appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Gordon orders release of Faeldon from detention

After six months in Senate detention and a month and a half at the Pasay City Jail, former Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon was released, 12.7 kilograms (28 pounds) lighter, on Monday. Faeldon has promised to attend the next hearings of the Senate blue ribbon committee, answer its queries and not to talk back to senators. Sen. Richard Gordon, chair of the blue ribbon committee, ordered Faeldon's release as his committee was about to conclude its fourth hearing on allegations of a payola system at the Bureau of Customs (BOC) that benefited him and other agency officials. 'Shabu' shipment It was on Faeldon's watch at the BOC that a shipment of "shabu" (crystal meth) worth P6.4...Keep on reading: Gordon orders release of Faeldon from detention.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Senate probe on P8.7-B RROW ‘scam’ in GenSan resumes Friday

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 March) — The Senate blue ribbon committee will resume here on Friday, March 16, its investigation into the alleged P8.7-billion road right-of-way (RROW) “scam” in the area. Dominador Lagare III, supervising legislative officer of the office of Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao, said Monday four senators have already confirmed to attend […] The post Senate probe on P8.7-B RROW ‘scam’ in GenSan resumes Friday appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Chinese man photobombs wife’s old picture 17 years before they met

A Chinese couple discovered how destiny can work in mysterious ways when the man recently discovered that he accidentally photobombed one of his wife's old pictures. Mr. Ye had been cleaning up a room in his mother-in-law's house back in March 4 when he found an old photo of his wife, reportedChengdu Business Daily via Daily Mail. In the photo, she was posing in front of the big red sculpture in the middle of May Fourth Square at Qingdao central business district. As he kept looking at the old photo, he thought the boy in a blue T-shirt and black pants standing far behind and to the left of his wife seemed familiar, the report stated. When Mr. Ye got back home he dug up an old ...Keep on reading: Chinese man photobombs wife’s old picture 17 years before they met.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Faeldon freed from Senate detention

THE Senate on Monday released from its custody former Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon after he promised to cooperate with the investigation on alleged corruption at the Bureau of Customs (BoC). The blue ribbon committee, led by Sen. Richard Gordon, detained Faeldon at the Senate’s premises on September 7, 2017 after the panel cited him in contempt for refusing [...] The post Faeldon freed from Senate detention appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Senate blue ribbon resumes probe on P6.4-B shabu smuggling, ‘tara’ system

The Senate blue ribbon committee resumed Monday its probe on the P6.4-billion shabu smuggled from China as well as the alleged corruption at the Bureau of Customs. Source link link: Senate blue ribbon resumes probe on P6.4-B shabu smuggling, ‘tara’ system.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Gordon orders release of Faeldon from detention

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Senate blue ribbon committee chair Richard Gordon ordered the release of former Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon from detention. Before ordering the release, Gordon did not ask Faeldon any questions on the latter’s alleged involvement in the corruption inside the Bureau of Customs (BOC). Faeldon has ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Blue Skies and Palm Trees

Tagum City, host of the annual Musikahan Festival, is also known as the Palm Trees capital of the Philippines as palm trees line both sides of the six-lane Maharlika Highway leading to the center of this first class city. An hour’s drive from Davao City, the sight of palm trees welcoming the visitor is refreshing. […] The post Blue Skies and Palm Trees appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018