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Canadian lawmakers welcome return of garbage from Philippines

A few members of Canada's House of Commons assured their colleagues that they are working to make sure that the 69 containers of garbage sent to the Philippines between 2013 and 2014 would return to their country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 9th, 2019

Politics-shy Woods to be honored by Trump at White House

WASHINGTON, USA – During his illustrious career, Tiger Woods has treated politics as he would a menacing sandtrap – avoiding it if at all possible. He has hit the links in bipartisan fashion, teeing off with Democrats Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and Republicans George H.W. Bush and Donald Trump. A black ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 5th, 2019

House forms TWG on water security plan - Manila Standard

House forms TWG on water security plan manilastandard.net The House of Representatives adopted House Resolutions 2547 and 2548 creating a technical working group on water shortage mitigation and to f.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2019

Carreta drug den shut down; dad, son, 4 others nabbed; P102K shabu seized

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Drug enforcement agents shutdown a suspected drug den during a raid in a house in Sitio Simpir, Barangay Carreta, Cebu City on Sunday, April 28, and arrested its alleged operators — a father and his son. Aside from that the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas  Agents confiscated P102,000 worth […] The post Carreta drug den shut down; dad, son, 4 others nabbed; P102K shabu seized appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2019

Now at a bank near you: one-day check clearing

CHECK PROCESSING can now be done in just one working day -- instead of three to five banking days previously -- giving consumers faster access to funds as banks roll out today the Philippine Clearing House Corp.'s (PCHC) digital clearing system roughly four months after the central bank approved the system......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Big wins for Justin Thomas, proud moments for his father

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer   HONOLULU (AP) — Justin Thomas used to call his father when he arrived at junior tournaments, and the conversation almost always started the same way. 'What's the number?' The father wasn't asking what score it would take to win, the length of the course or even the entry fee. The number in question was how many greens his son would be able to reach in regulation, and not just on the par 4s. 'I was guaranteed to hit driver into at least one par 3,' Thomas said. Mike Thomas was in the gallery along the ninth fairway at Waialae Country Club when his 23-year-old son nearly left his feet while launching a 358-yard drive, setting up a wedge into the par 5. It was only his seventh-longest drive during his time in paradise. This Aloha State adventure was the best two weeks of Thomas' career. He joined Ernie Els as the only players to sweep the Hawaii swing and became the first player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win by at least three shots in consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour. Thomas rose to No. 8 in the world and he is the third-ranked American behind Dustin Johnson (No. 3) and Jordan Spieth (No. 5). 'Unforgettable,' Thomas said of the last two weeks. That goes for his parents, too, mainly because they had yet to see him win on the PGA Tour. His other two victories were in Malaysia, so Mike and Jani Thomas had to stay up until the early morning hours to watch him beat Adam Scott one year, Hideki Matsuyama the next. Watching in person with an ocean view is better. Mike Thomas has been the head pro at Harmony Landing outside Louisville, Kentucky, for the last 28 years, and golf is really all his son has ever known. Justin was not even 2 when his father gave him a cut-down driver with a wooden head to whack golf balls around the house and at Harmony Landing. As a toddler, when the boy wanted to play he would tell his mother, 'Bag of balls, bag of balls.' But the boy fell in love with golf by himself. 'I made sure there was no formal instruction until he asked for it,' Mike Thomas said. 'There were a lot more little lessons than big lessons.' Part of the reason is that he had a golf shop to run, members to serve and lessons to give. A larger part was that Mike Thomas had seen too many kids pushed too hard and he didn't want to be that parent. 'I decided that I wanted to be his best friend more than his father,' he said. 'There were times I had to get on him as a parent. But mostly we had just had a lot of fun.' Even now, when he takes time away from Harmony Landing to watch his son on tour, he stands quietly behind Thomas and caddie Jimmy Johnson without saying a word unless his son asks him to shoot video of a swing with his phone. They will look at it together. Mike Thomas tends to wait to see if his son can figure it out first. His fondest memories are not the tournaments he won as a junior, but the time they spent on the golf course in twilight hours, sometimes playing nine holes, other times creating games by seeing who could throw a golf ball closest to the pin. Golf has been in the family for three generations. Paul Thomas was the longtime club pro at Zanesville Country Club in Ohio who qualified for the 1962 U.S. Open at Oakmont. Mike Thomas played at Morehead State and competed in college against Kenny Perry, but his aspirations of playing the PGA Tour didn't last long. He spent one year on the mini-tours before working fulltime as a PGA professional. He took three jobs, in Ohio and Pittsburgh, before moving to Kentucky. Justin was in elementary school, still swinging away, when his father began a tradition of keeping golf balls from every tournament he won. There were 128 balls at Harmony Landing when they left for Hawaii. The father headed home with five more golf balls — and he wanted six. Two were from the victories at the SBS Tournament of Champions and the Sony Open, bringing the victory count to 130. A special display will hold the golf ball that Thomas rolled in from 15 feet for eagle on the final hole of his opening round for a 59. Another ball is from the 36-hole scoring record (123) he set on Friday, and the fifth is from the 72-hole record (253) Thomas set Sunday. 'I wanted the one after Saturday for the 54-hole record,' Mike Thomas said with a laugh. 'But Justin said that wasn't a record, it was only a tie.' It's tempting to think back to the toddler who said 'Bag of balls' the way most kids ask for candy, and see where his son is now. But only the stage has changed. 'The feeling is the same,' Mike Thomas said. 'I know this is the PGA Tour, but when he had a chance to win as an 8-year-old at a U.S. Kids event, it was like, 'This is really cool.' ... As a parent, I'm just glad he's healthy, I'm glad he's safe and I'm glad he's doing what he wants to do. What else could any parent want?' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

‘I think it was Russia’ – CNN News

President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday he believes Russia was responsible for hacking ahead of the election but contemptuously rejected allegations that Moscow mounted a campaign to compromise him. In his first news conference since winning the election, a combative Trump made clear he will not mute his style when he is inaugurated in nine days. He lashed out at media and political foes alike in a bravura performance. The Trump Tower press conference confirmed the President-elect's deep desire to quickly assert power once he's sworn in. He insisted on moving speedily &'8212; too speedily for some Republicans in Congress &'8212; to replace Obamacare. He also pledged swift action on building a wall along the border with Mexico and nominating a new Supreme Court justice. But it's also clear Trump will take office amid persistent questions about his relationship with Russia. While Trump was at the podium, his nominee to become secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, faced tough questions on Capitol Hill about whether the incoming administration will view Russia with sufficient skepticism. At the news conference, Trump finally conceded he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin's intelligence agencies were behind hacks on Democratic computers ahead of the election but argued that wouldn't happen again. &'8220;I think it was Russia,&'8221; Trump said. Putin &'8220;should not be doing it. He won't be doing it. Russia will have much greater respect for our country when I am leading it than when other people have led it.&'8221; Trump, who has vowed to improve relations with Russia despite some Republican opposition, said he did not know if he would get along with Putin and noted it's possible he won't. But he could not resist a swipe at his defeated Democratic election rival, Hillary Clinton. &'8220;Do you honestly believe Hillary would be tougher on Putin than me?&'8221; he asked. He added that Russia is not the only nation that hacks US targets and accused Democrats of not having sufficient cybersecurity programs. The news conference opened with the incoming White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, slamming a &'8220;political witch hunt&'8221; following reports that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Trump. Vice President-elect Mike Pence also criticized the media before introducing Trump, who kept up his criticism of US intelligence. &'8220;I must say that I want to thank a lot of the news organizations here today because they looked at that nonsense that was released by maybe the intelligence agencies,&'8221; Trump said. He said any such move by the agencies would be a &'8220;tremendous blot on their record.&'8221; &'8220;A thing like that should never have been written, it should never have been had and it certainly should have never been released,&'8221; Trump said. The news conference follows exclusive reporting by CNN on Tuesday that classified documents presented last week to President Barack Obama and Trump included the allegations about Russia. The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and drew in part from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible. Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him 01:38 The FBI is investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Trump. The news conference, delayed from December, was scheduled for Trump to outline how he will address questions about possible conflicts-of-interest related to his vast business empire. Trump appeared beside a large pile of files he claimed were pertinent to the companies that are going to be placed in a trust to be run by his sons. He reiterated that he doesn't plan to release his tax returns, saying they are under audit and don't include relevant information After taking a handful of questions, Trump turned the event over to Sheri Dillon, an attorney who was on hand to discuss Trump's business interests. She said Trump planned to put in place a structure that will &'8220;completely isolate him from the management of the company.&'8221; &'8220;He further instructed that we build in protections that will assure the American people that the decisions that he makes and the actions he takes as President are for their benefit and not to support his financial interests,&'8221; she said. Trump will place all his financial and business assets in a trust, Dillon said. The Trump Organization, meanwhile, will not enter into any new deals abroad and all domestic deals will be subject to a heavy vetting process. The firm will also appoint a new ethics officer, she said. The President-elect has also terminated a number of deals set to close shortly, a step that had cost him millions of dollars, she said. Dillon argued that the decision had been made not to put all Trump's assets in a blind trust or to divest of all his assets because it would be impractical. She also said that Trump should not be forced to destroy the business that he had built up. &'8220;President Trump can't unknow he owns Trump Tower,&'8221; Dillon said, explaining why a blind trust would not be a workable solution to addressing conflicts of interest issues while he is President. Dillon said Trump would take other actions to avoid the appearance of a conflict over the Emoluments Clause [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

US House Republicans move to gut ethics body

US House Republicans move to gut ethics body.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2017

House panels form working group to consolidate bills on OFW dep't

House panels form working group to consolidate bills on OFW dep't.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2016

6 House bills seeking OFW department to be consolidated

MANILA, Philippines - Two committees of the House of Representatives have decided to create a technical working group to consolidate the six bills creating a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 10th, 2016

Trump nahalal na 45th US president

NEW YORK &'' Muling nabawi ng Republicans ang White House, makaraan manalo ang pambato ng partido na si Donald Trump sa isang upset victory, sa katatapos na presidential election sa Amerika. Tinalo ng 70-year old business mogul, ang pambato ng Democratic .....»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsNov 10th, 2016

Battle for US Congress: Republicans projected to hold House

Battle for US Congress: Republicans projected to hold House.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2016

Republicans retain control of House: projections

Republicans retain control of House: projections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 9th, 2016

Working-class Republicans anxious over a post-Trump party

Working-class Republicans anxious over a post-Trump party.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 5th, 2016

House to consolidate 27 bills on creation of rehab centers

MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives’ committee on dangerous drugs has approved the creation of a technical working group that will consolidate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 1st, 2016

100-day maternity leave proposal sent to House plenary

A House bill seeking to grant 100-day maternity leave with 30-day unpaid extension for working pregnant women in public and private sectors has passed the committee level and has been endorsed for plenary deliberations......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 13th, 2016

Republicans tell Trump to quit, billionaire vows to press on

NEW YORK — A defiant Donald Trump insisted Saturday he would "never" abandon his White House bid, rejecting a growing backlash from Republican leaders nation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 9th, 2016

Republicans tell Trump to quit, billionaire vows to press on

NEW YORK — A defiant Donald Trump insisted Saturday he would "never" abandon his White House bid, rejecting a growing backlash from Republican leaders nationwide who disavowed the GOP's presidential nominee after he was caught on tape bragging abou.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2016

Congress works to finish Zika aid, prevent a shutdown

Congressional negotiators are working to quickly finalize legislation to prevent an election-season government shutdown and provide money to battle the threat of the Zika virus......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 19th, 2016

America’s Rust Belt key to White House race

JOHNSTOWN, United States: The White House race could be decided in the Rust Belt &'8212; a vast, decaying former industrial powerhouse in the US Midwest and Northeast where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are battling for the support of working class whi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 14th, 2016