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Honasan accepts Duterte& apos;s offer to head DICT - Philippine Star

Honasan accepts Duterte's offer to head DICT - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource: googlenews googlenewsNov 9th, 2018

Rappler indicted for tax evasion | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: - DOJ indicts Rappler Holdings for tax evasion- Velasco as 'next Speaker'? Sara Duterte says she'll back dad's choice- Honasan accepts Duterte's offer to head DICT- PNP fines 15 Landmark Makati guards for wearing Christmas costumes- Jason Momoa, Amber Heard coming to Manila {module 3998}.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Honasan accepts Duterte s offer to head DICT

Sen. Gregorio Honasan on Friday announced that he has accepted the offer of President Rodrigo Duterte to head the Department of Information and Communications Technology......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Sen. Gregorio Honasan formally accepts DICT post

Sen. Gregorio Honasan has accepted President Duterte’s offer for him to head the Department of Information and Communications Technology but he is expected to assume the post only after the Commission on Appointments confirms his appointment......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

PRRD Confirms Offer to Honasan to Head DICT

President Rodrigo Duterte has confirmed that he had offered Senator Gregorio ‘Gringo’ Honasan II to join his administration. “Yes that is true,” Duterte said Thursday when asked in a media interview on Boracay Island if he asked Honasan to become the next secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). “I think he’s […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Honasan accepts offer to be the next DICT secretary

Senator Gringo Honasan II has accepted President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to be the next secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). Source link link: Honasan accepts offer to be the next DICT secretary.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Honasan accepts offer to head DICT

Senator Gringo Honasan has accepted the offer to become the next secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). Honasan himself confirmed this in a text message to reporters on Friday. "For a better Philippines, a better government, for the Filipino People, and for a better future for our most precious Children; I have decided to accept the offer of the President to help lead the DICT," he said. The senator said he would be deemed automatically resigned from the Senate after his appointment is confirmed by the Commission on Appointments (CA) and once he finally takes his oath. "Upon appointment, confirmation by the CA, and oathtaking-w/c trig...Keep on reading: Honasan accepts offer to head DICT.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

FVR accepts offer to head China talks

Former President Fidel V. Ramos has accepted the offer of President Rodrigo Duterte to head the team that will open bilateral talks with China following the decision of an international tribunal invalidating Beijings claim on the West Philippine Sea (S.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2016

Poy Erram hopes to help NLEX become a top-tier team in the PBA

Newly-acquired NLEX center Poy Erram knows just how much the Road Warriors needed to give up just to be able to bring him in.  Erram was the focal point of a three-team trade between NLEX, Talk N' Text, and Blackwater that saw the Road Warriors part ways with draft picks Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter, as well as rotation big men Dave Marcelo and Mike Miranda in order to land Erram from the Elite, along with Philip Paredes from the KaTropa.  In Erram, NLEX finally gets a star bigman that they've always wanted to pair with their loaded back court that includes playmakers Kevin Alas and Kiefer Ravena among others.  Already, Road Warriors head coach Yeng Guiao is happy with what he's seeing with his new star center.  "We’re very happy. It gives us a deeper front line, our system is well-fitted to his style, he can step out and shoot the outside shots, he’s also not a slow big. Big siya pero may speed and quickness for a big, then he can post-up, he can use his length there," shared Guiao. "He’s going to be an impact player, he’s going to make an immediate impact on our team, and I think yung complementary yung game niya to Asi [Taulava], to JR [Quiñahan], and to our other bigs, so we’re hoping that we’re proven right with the decision that we made," he added.  #PBA2019 | New NLEX big man Poy Erram getting shots up. Erram was sent to NLEX via a three-team trade in exchange for first round picks Paul Desiderio and Abu Tratter. | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/Vyt2HJd4ef — Santino Honasan🎈 (@honasantino) January 7, 2019 For the 29-year old former Ateneo de Manila standout, knowing how much NLEX was willing to deal for him is part of the motivation to do well and make an immediate impact with the Road Warriors.  "Yung pressure, hindi naman mawawala yun, andiyan lang naman talaga yan. Number one motivation ko siya kasi yun nga, marami silan binitawan na players para sa akin, and then, ayoko din isipin na andito ako para naka-center sa akin yung [attention], hindi naman ganun eh, siyempre matagal na silang magkakasama, kailangan ko mag-adjust sa sistema ni Coach Yeng, siyempre kailangan ko mag-adjust sa players, sa mga characters ng mga players," Erram shared with ABS-CBN Sports.  Erram adds that he also relishes the opportunity to be able to play with veterans, the likes of Taulava, Larry Fonacier, and Quiñahan, among others, a luxury that he didn't necessarily have during his time with Blackwater.  "Motivation din kasi kailangan ko pang mag-improve, kasi marami pa akong i-improve eh, and I think this is the best team for me, kasi I have Asi Taulava, I have JR Quiñahan, I have Kuya Larry, Kuya Cyrus [Baguio], veterans na sadly wala dun sa team namin noon sa Blackwater before. For me ito yung best chance ko mag-improve and mag-grow pa yung skills ko and yung talent ko and yung attitude ko towards the game." Having already played for Coach Guiao before with Gilas, Erram says that the transition period wasn't as difficult.  "In terms of transition, hindi naman ako nahirapan kasi naging coach ko din si Coach Yeng sa Gilas, so most of the system na tinatakbo dito sa NLEX, tinakbo niya sa Gilas, so when it comes to mga set plays, defense, hindi naman na ako nahirapan. May mga kaunti lang kasi siyempre hindi naman niya masyado dinetalye nung sa Gilas. Dito mas detalye talaga eh, so mas kaunting adjustment, kaunting-kaunti lang, madali ko lang din naman na ma-gamay dahil yung teammates ko nga, tinutulungan din nila ako, and then yung iba naging teammates ko nung college."  Plus, it also helps, Erram added, being able to play with fellow former Blue Eagles, especially guys like Emman Monfort and Juami Tiongson, whom he got to play with back in the UAAP.  "Laking tulong kasi sila Emman, sila Juami, nakakasama ko yan sa labas eh, kahit magkakalaban kami, lumalabas kami, so pagdating dito, ang laking tulong kasi alam na nila kung paano ako maglaro, alam na nila ugali ko, kung paano yung work ethic ko sa game, alam na nila and then when it comes to adjustment naman, ang dali din kasi sobrang approachable ng mga tao kasi same school kami, so mas madali na may mag-ga-guide sa akin na same school ko tapos nakalaro ko pa." "Ang laking tulong, and excited ako kasi for the first time, makakasama ko si Emman ulit after college, and si Kuya Larry, never ko pa nakasama, so ang laking bagay nun para sa akin," Erram added. Obviously, the Road Warriors expect Erram to become an integral part of their team starting this season, otherwise they would not have pulled the trigger on the deal.  The six-foot-eight slotman, however, doesn't want to overestimate what he brings to the table for NLEX. Instead, he maintains that he's here to do what he's asked for.  "[Kung anong madadala ko for NLEX], hindi ko pa masasabi for now, kasi hindi pa ako naglalaro eh, hindi pa nakikita ng tao na naglalaro ako with NLEX, so ang mindset ko is every game, every practice, gagawin ko yung mga pinapagawa ni Coach, kung anong kailangan gawin, and kung ano man yung kailangan kong i-improve na aspect ng game ko, yun yung i-improve ko para mas makatulong ako sa team," With the arrival of Erram as well as the return of play maker Kevin Alas, Guiao is confident that NLEX has a chance at once again being a contender in the Philippine Cup, much like they were a season ago, when they made it all the way to the semifinals.  If Erram does help NLEX to a similar deep run in the season-opening conference or if he gets to help them over the hump, then well and good, he expressed.  "If ever man na malampasan namin and magawa namin yun, makatulong ako sa team na magawa namin yun, maganda yung nilalaro ko, for me it’s a plus na eh, kasi siyempre hindi naman ito naka-center sa akin. We have Larry, we have the veterans, tsaka si Kiefer darating pa, si Kevin andiyan na, itong team na ‘to contender na sila bago pa ako dumating. Para madagdag ako, hindi ko alam, titignan natin kung anong maitutulong ko sa team." Being a definite presence inside the paint, his defense is the one thing that Erram is sure of, as far as what he brings to the table is concerned.  "Matangkad ako eh, siguro ang maibibigay ko sa team ay yung defense ko, yun talaga yung calling card ko every time I play, so for now yun lang muna siguro ang alam ko na mabibigay ko sa kanila, kasi when it comes to offense, maraming offensive player dito eh, mabibigat yung pangalan nila, yung kalibre ng player," he stated. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

PBA: Yeng Guiao confident NLEX can contend in the Philippine Cup

As the NLEX Road Warriors were wrapping practice up Monday at the Epsilon Chi Center inside the University of the Philippines-Diliman campus, head coach Yeng Guiao had a reminder for his wards. “We’re trying to contend this conference. We have no more excuses.” #PBA2019 | "We're trying to contend this conference. We have no more excuses." - Coach Yeng Guiao | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/hwcf8p9fex — Santino Honasan🎈 (@honasantino) January 7, 2019 During last season’s Philippine Cup conference, NLEX were indeed contenders, finishing sixth in the eliminations and then making it all the way to the semifinals, before losing playmaker Kevin Alas to a torn ACL and then ultimately losing to Magnolia, 4-2 in the semis. This year, Coach Yeng hopes to be able to go as far, if not further than their semis run last season. “We’re hoping to improve on our last conference performance. Last year kasi, sa All-Filipino, we made it all the way to the semis, so maybe we just want to duplicate that. Perhaps, if we get lucky, baka maka-chamba pa.” Guiao told ABS-CBN Sports. The long-time mentor is pinning NLEX’s success in the Philippine Cup on the arrival of star big man Poy Erram, as well as the return of Alas. “At least siguro, we’re looking to make semis, especially with Erram there and Kevin healthy, then we have some rookies. We’re hoping we can duplicate that,” he added. “Pero hindi parin natin masasabi, pero maganda naman ang nakikita ko sa practice, so my outlook is quite positive.” As far as personnel goes, Guaio believes that he has a better team this year than the one he coached to the semifinals last year, and a big part of that is his new starting center, as well as a talented batch of rookies in Kris Porter, Paul Varilla, and Kyles Lao. The important thing now, as Guiao expressed, is to build harmony with all the pieces of the puzzle. “Palagay ko, materially, we’re better than last year. Pero, having the materials, you also need to have the chemistry and the cohesion, so I think that’s going to be the next part. We can only make an honest assessment - kasi ngayon kung tatanungin mo ako, maganda, okay, positive, kaya natin mag-contend, pero until you see this team in actual competition, then that’s really the time then you can say more accurately where we can be this conference.” “Materially, we’re better, I feel. Cohesion-wise, again, I feel good about our teamwork, our chemistry, but you can only test that with game pressure, in a real game situation,” he continued. So far, Guiao says he’s happy with how his new guys are jelling with the more tenured Road Warriors. “I’m also happy with the way our rookies and Poy Erram are blending in with the veterans, or the old-timers, so that’s a plus for me.” With the 44th season of the PBA kicking off on January 13th, Guiao is looking at these remaining days of practice to tighten things up, with regards to his team’s defense. Once the Road Warriors get those down pat, Guiao maintains that his team will be one to reckon with once the Philippine Cup gets underway. “Itong last few days of practice, if we’re able to focus a little bit more on defense. Our offense is basically in place, so the last few days, we’ll try to focus on our defensive schemes,” he explained. “If we can complete that in time, yun nga, tingin ko makaka-contend kami sa conference na ito......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

Duterte& apos;s & apos;death squad& apos; is still just an idea, Palace says - Philippine Star

Duterte's 'death squad' is still just an idea, Palace says - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

CBCP head Romulo Valles defends Caloocan bishop vs Duterte tirades - Philippine Star

CBCP head Romulo Valles defends Caloocan bishop vs Duterte tirades - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Justice chief on & apos;death squad& apos; plan: Duterte meant & apos;use reasonable force& apos; - Philippine Star

Justice chief on 'death squad' plan: Duterte meant 'use reasonable force' - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Bersamin is Duterte& apos;s new chief justice — source - Philippine Star

Bersamin is Duterte's new chief justice — source - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Duterte formally appoints Honasan as next DICT chief

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has formally appointed Sen. Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan as the next head the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). Duterte signed Honasan’s appointment paper on November 20…READ The post Duterte formally appoints Honasan as next DICT chief appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Lapeña still & apos;enjoys& apos; Duterte& apos;s trust despite NBI& apos;s graft complaint - Philippine Star

Lapeña still 'enjoys' Duterte's trust despite NBI's graft complaint - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

PRRD Confirms Offer To Honasan To Head DICT - pageone.ph

PRRD Confirms Offer To Honasan To Head DICT - pageone.ph.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Honasan assumes DICT post in acting capacity on Nov 12

THE Senate is set to lose another member when it resumes sessions next week. Senator Gregorio B. Honasan 2nd accepted the offer of President Rodrigo Duterte to become his new Secretary...READ MORE The post Honasan assumes DICT post in acting capacity on Nov 12 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

DICT Secretary Rio: Don t replace me just yet

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr hopes President Rodrigo Duterte will give him "a few more weeks" to stay as head of the agency before he is replaced by  Senator Gregorio Honasan II .  "I see no urgency in Senator Honasan taking over, at least until I fully ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Team Lakay big winners at 2018 Global Martial Arts Awards

Filipino mixed martial arts stable Team Lakay were big winners at the 2018 Global Martial Arts Awards, Thursday evening at the JW Marriot in Singapore The night's big winners. Congratulations to @efolayang, Coach @MarkSangiao Joshua Pacio and the rest of @TeamLakay. Huge 2018 for these guys, and it could get even bigger by the end of the year. | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/rfP5FsE0Ks — Santino Honasan🎈 (@honasantino) November 8, 2018 Former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard "Landslide" Folayang was honored as the Martial Arts Hero of the Year at the 2018 Global Martial Arts Awards, Thursday evening in Singapore.  The Team Lakay star beat out fellow world champions and MMA stars such as Angela Lee, Aung La N Sang, Daniel Cormier, Henry Cejudo, Martin Nguyen, and Tenshin Nasukawa for the most prestigious award of the night.  Martial Arts Hero of the Year @efolayang accepts his award and addresses the audience at the 2018 Global Martial Arts Awards in Singapore | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/mtv6ruNDBR — Santino Honasan🎈 (@honasantino) November 8, 2018 "I believe this award represents the start and beginning of a neverending journey of discipline, hard work, perseverance, and pushing for an even higher standard," said Folayang.  2018 has been a solid year for the Filipino martial arts hero, who has won two straight to earn another shot at the world title that he first captured back in 2016.  Folayang has the massive opportunity to end the year on an even higher note as he meets Singaporean star Amir Khan for the vacant ONE Lightweight World Championship in Manila on November 9th. The Benguet-based gym also took home Gym of the Year honors, beating out other world-class gyms such as AKA, American Top Team, Evolve MMA, Tiger Muay Thai, Tribe Tokyo MMA, and TriStar.  Members of Team Lakay, including Eduard Folayang, Honorio Banario, and Joshua Pacio present to accept their Gym of the Year Award. | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/URUUvVTKKf — Santino Honasan🎈 (@honasantino) November 8, 2018 Team Lakay has had quite the banner year, producing three world champions in 2018 alone, with Geje Eustquio becoming the ONE Flyweight World Champion, Joshua Pacio capturing the ONE Strawweight World Championship, and Kevin Belingon winning the ONE Interim Bantamweight World Championship. Much of Team Lakay's success can be credited to head coach Mark Sangiao, who was named Coach of the Year over legendary mentors such as Duane "Bang" Ludwig of Bang Muay Thai, Firas Zahabi of TriStar, George Hickman of Tiger Muay Thai, Javier Mendez of AKA, Mike Brown of American Top Team, and Ryo Chonan of Tribe Tokyo.  Coach Mark Sangiao accepts his Coach of the Year Award | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/xJFCtnfPqV — Santino Honasan🎈 (@honasantino) November 8, 2018 Joshua Pacio nabbed Submission of the Year for his stunning first-round submission victory over Pongsiri Mitsatit in Manila.  Dubbed as the "Passion Lock", the modified  keylock earned Pacio another shot at the ONE Strawweight title which he successfully captured last September in Jakarta. Joshua Pacio of Team Lakay accepts his Submission of the Year award | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/n5zXk8cAvv — Santino Honasan🎈 (@honasantino) November 8, 2018 Other winners include Aung La N Sang for Male Athlete of the Year, Angela Lee for Female Athlete of the Year, Brian Ortega for Knockout of the Year, and Aung La N Sang versus Ken Hasegawa for Bout of the Year.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Duterte: Honasan still thinking about DICT post, Panelo won& apos;t be permanent spox - Manila Bulletin

Duterte: Honasan still thinking about DICT post, Panelo won't be permanent spox - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018