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Grim scenarios on BOL

I went home to Lanao del Sur the other week to attend a court hearing. Along the highway from Iligan cutting across the mainland towards Cotabato City I saw outpouring of support for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) or Republic Act 11054. Almost every strategic corner along the road is cluttered with […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneJan 12th, 2019

Grim scenarios if US launches nuclear war

Grim scenarios if US launches nuclear war.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsOct 14th, 2017

Taliban claim Kabul truck bomb attack, warn more to follow

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Taliban on Tuesday, January 15, claimed responsibility for a powerful truck bomb attack in Kabul that ripped through surrounding neighborhoods, killing at least 4 people and wounding more than 100, in the latest assault on the Afghan capital. In a grim message, the militants also vowed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Samsung Electronics flags near-30% slump in Q4 operating profit

SEOUL, South Korea – Samsung Electronics on Tuesday, January 8, flagged its first quarterly profit drop in two years and painted a grim outlook owing to mounting competition from Chinese smartphone makers and declining chip prices. The shock warning added to concerns about the broader tech sector after Apple sent shudders ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

6 scenarios for the Bangsamoro vote

COTABATO CITY, Philippines – On January 21 and February 6, various areas in Mindanao will vote to approve or reject Republic Act 11054 or the Bangsamoro Organic Law  (BOL) that will create a new Muslim region to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). At stake is peace in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Death toll hits a new peak in Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India – The most deadly year in a decade has left Indian-controlled Kashmir facing a grim future with militant groups and the New Delhi government digging in for an even fiercer battle in 2019, experts say. Indian forces say they killed two infiltrators coming from Pakistan on New Year's Eve ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

Hong Kong democracy camp kicks off 2019 with protests

HONG KONG, China (UPDATED) – Hong Kong's embattled democracy advocates kicked off 2019 with a large street rally on Tuesday, January 1, lamenting what they said had been a grim year for freedoms and steeling themselves for fresh battles with Beijing. A thousands-strong crowd – including a small retinue of independence ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

Hong Kong democracy camp kicks off 2019 with protests

HONG KONG, China --- Hong Kong's embattled democracy advocates kicked off 2019 with a large street rally on Tuesday, lamenting what they said had been a grim year for freedoms and steeling themselves for fresh battles with Beijing. A thousands-strong crowd --- including a small retinue of independence activists --- protested over disappearing political freedoms, rising inequality and the local government's perceived coziness with big business and Beijing. Semi-autonomous Hong Kong currently enjoys liberties unseen on the mainland including freedom of expression and the press under a deal struck with Britain before the 1997 handover. But concern is growing that those rights a...Keep on reading: Hong Kong democracy camp kicks off 2019 with protests.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

PBA 43 Review: What’s Blackwater’s ceiling?

The PBA's 43rd season was a loooooong one. Seriously, it started December of 2017 and it ended December of 2018. That's 12 months of almost non-stop basketball. But with the current PBA season finally drawing to a close, it's time we look back at how each team fared in 2018. Today, we take on the Blackwater Elite.   SUPER ELITE Blackwater’s first two conferences were frustrating and forgettable. The Elite’s Philippine Cup as frustrating as Blackwater just couldn’t catch a break. Towards the end, the team had to rely on others in order to advance to the playoffs. Usually, those kind of scenarios don’t end well. It didn’t end well for Blackwater. The Elite missed the playoffs due to inferior quotient. The team didn’t even have the chance to play for a knockout, that’s how bad their quotient was. The Commisisoner’s Cup was worse. Blackwater finished with a 1-10 record and the only win came during a last-second dunk by import Herny Walker. The Elite needed a change of scenery, they needed a spark. Enter Asia League. Blackwater competed in the Super 8 tournament in Macau along with NLEX. And while the Elite were plagued witn inferior quotient once again and missed the semifinals, the team played well and forged some strong chemistry. It was evident when the Elite returned for the Governors’ Cup and Blackwater had its best conference to date. There was still some growing pains for the team, they missed a twice-to-beat edge by one game, but the Elite have made themselves into a true playoff contender. Blackwater has since made changes to its team, but for the upcoming season, it appears that the Elite have a higher ceiling to reach. That’s super.   Blackwater ELITE in the 2017-2018 PBA Season Philippine Cup: 5-6 (10th place) Commissioner’s Cup: 1-10 (12th place) Governors’ Cup: 7-4 (5th place) Overall: 13 wins and 30 losses. One playoff appearance.   POST DRAFT NOTE: Blackwater had quite a haul in the 2018 PBA Draft. Following an approved trade, the Elite got their hands on Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter for JP Erram. The loss of Erram hurts for sure but Abu joins a versatile frontline that also has Raymar Jose and Mac Belo. That’s a young core but it helps build Blackwater’s future. Desiderio is a strange case as the Elite have more proven players ahead of the rotation. Still, the former UP captain should take over the spot of Paul Zamar in the team. Blackwater technically still has the rights to no. 2 pick Bobby Ray Parks Jr. Pending any deals, the Alab Pilipinas MVP is still headed to the Elite once he jumps to the PBA for real.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

Chiefs, Eagles need to take care of business, Colts face must win | The Manila Times Online

LOS ANGELES: The Kansas City Chiefs take the field with everything to play for as the final Sunday of the NFL regular season is filled with complex playoff scenarios. TheREAD The post Chiefs, Eagles n.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

Hunt for survivors as Indonesia tsunami death toll climbs to 373 – Manila Video

Body bags are hauled away from buildings flattened by Indonesia’s volcano-triggered tsunami, as the death toll climbs to 373 and search teams push on with the grim hunt for corpses. source link: Hunt for survivors as Indonesia tsunami death toll climbs to 373 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

Tsunami death count now  373

CARITA, Indonesia — Dozens of filled body bags were hauled away from buildings flattened by Indonesia’s volcano-triggered tsunami Monday, as the death toll climbed to 373 and search teams pushed on with the grim hunt for corpses. Rescue teams used their bare hands, diggers and other heavy equipment to haul debris from the stricken area […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Indonesia searches for tsunami victims; death toll hits 373

TANJUNG LESUNG, Indonesia --- Efforts to collect hundreds of bodies and save the injured were stepped up in Indonesia on Monday following the country's latest tsunami, as scientists collected evidence on how a volcanic eruption triggered the weekend tragedy. Casualty figures from Saturday night's disaster continued to rise, with at least 373 people confirmed dead and more than 1,400 injured. The death toll was certain to rise further, with 128 people still missing from the affected areas along the coastlines of western Java and southern Sumatra islands, where hundreds of military personnel and volunteers were conducting their grim search along debris-strewn beaches. Where vi...Keep on reading: Indonesia searches for tsunami victims; death toll hits 373.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

Who’s afraid of a reenacted budget?

By: Limuel S. Celebria IN THE past week until today, our good friends at the Iloilo provincial capitol are crying to the heavens over the failure of the provincial board to pass the proposed 2019 Executive Budget. Painting a picture of dire forebodings for the entire province itself, they lament doomsday scenarios – of hospital services […] The post Who’s afraid of a reenacted budget? appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Grim holiday tidings as Paris businesses count cost of riots

President Emmanuel Macron was elected on a promise to burnish France’s image on the global stage, but as shops and hotels counted the costs Monday of rioting over the weekend, many fear they won’t have much to cheer for Christmas. Grim holiday tidings as Paris businesses count cost of riots Source link: Grim holiday tidings as Paris businesses count cost of riots.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Rain complicates grim task of finding remains of California wildfire | News

Steady rain in northern California doused the state's most deadly wildfire on Friday, but it turned ash from thousands of destroyed homes into slurry, complicating work to find bodies reduced to b.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

El Salvador posts highest rate of women murdered in Latin America

SANTIAGO, Chile – El Salvador has earned a grim distinction: it is the country with the highest rate of femicide in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017, with more than 10 killings for every 100,000 women. Across the region, at least 2,795 women aged 15 and older were murdered last ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Cali wildfire sets grim new record

PARADISE — The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape. In some cases, there were only charred fragments of bone, so small that coroner’s investigators used a wire […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

The Grim Reaper strikes three

The Grim Reaper strikes three.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Possible seabed position of crashed Lion Air jet located

JAKARTA --- A massive search effort has identified the possible seabed location of the crashed Lion Air jet, Indonesia's military chief said Wednesday, as experts carried out the grim task of identifying dozens of body parts recovered from a 15 nautical mile search area. The 2-month-old Boeing plane plunged into the Java Sea on Monday just minutes after takeoff from Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board. "This morning I've been briefed by the head of Search and Rescue Agency about the strong possibility of the location coordinates" of Flight 610, said armed forces chief Hadi Tjahjanto. "We're going to see it ourselves on location. And hopefully that is the main body of the p...Keep on reading: Possible seabed position of crashed Lion Air jet located.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

WATCH: Cops, soldiers simulate hostage-taking, bomb threat in Boracay

AKLAN, Philippines – Security forces simulated scenarios to practice responding to threats, in preparation for the reopening of the world-famous Boracay to visitors. A day ahead of the reopening, the Malay inter-agency task force, led by the Philippine National Police (PNP), rehearsed how they would work together during emergency situations ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018