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How Catholics can address ‘the crisis of truth’

I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to [...] The post How Catholics can address ‘the crisis of truth’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netMay 20th, 2018

Inflation in general ‘not a major crisis’

Economic managers sought to assuage concerns over inflation on Friday, claiming “slightly elevated” consumer price growth was not a “major crisis” and that the government was working to address the matter. “It may be a serious problem for some people, but for the nation, in general, it’s not a major crisis,” Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd told [...] The post Inflation in general ‘not a major crisis’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

LP senators to Duterte: Focus on addressing inflation and rice woes

Liberal Party (LP) senators on Tuesday denounced President Rodrigo Duterte's latest public address, saying it should focus on solving the country's problems such as the hike in prices of basic commodities and the rice crisis. Duterte discussed issues on the rumored destabilization plot, the drug war, and the revocation of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV's amnesty during a tte--tte with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo at Malacaang. LIVE: Duterte's tte--tte with Panelo on country's gut issues Sen. Risa Hontiveros dubbed the speech as "waste of time and precious government resources" and said Duterte should tackle "concrete measures" to solve the country's inflation and ...Keep on reading: LP senators to Duterte: Focus on addressing inflation and rice woes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Duterte warns of raids on rice warehouses Philippines edging toward food crisis – senators

President Duterte yesterday warned rice traders he would not hesitate to order military and police raids on warehouses as part of emergency measures to address any rice shortage......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Duterte warns of raids on rice warehouses Philippines edging toward food crisis – senators

President Duterte yesterday warned rice traders he would not hesitate to order military and police raids on warehouses as part of emergency measures to address any rice shortage......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Public-private water partnership in time of climate change

Public-private partnership is a requirement to successfully address our water crisis, especially in this time of climate change. In the Philippines, 73 people die every day from water-related cause.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Newsbreak Chats: Rice crisis, Arroyo as House Speaker, other top stories in August 2018

Bookmark this page to watch and join the discussion live on Thursday, August 30, at 4 pm! MANILA, Philippines – Government officials in August 2018 scrambled to address the soaring price of commodities and the unending rise crisis burderning Filipinos.  The past month also further exposed the rift ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Philippines eyes extra rice imports amid ‘crisis’ in Mindanao

THE GOVERNMENT’s Agriculture chief said on Monday that he has proposed the importation of an additional 132,000 tons of rice by the private sector to address “very limited” supplies of the staple food in the country’s southern provinces. The post Philippines eyes extra rice imports amid ‘crisis’ in Mindanao appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

House fails to ratify Bangsamoro law

DUE to a leadership crisis, the House of Representatives failed to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). The session was adjourned yesterday around 12:29 p.m. which prevented the lawmakers from ratifying the BOL, which is expected to be signed by President Rodrigo Duterte during his State of the Nation Address….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Iran coach Queiroz again lashes out at video review

By Brett Martel, Associated Press SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Iran coach Carlos Queiroz was so furious with the World Cup's video assistant referee system that he ranted for more than 20 minutes about FIFA's new tool following a draw with Portugal that knocked his squad out of the tournament. "I'm not talking about the ref, talking about one system," Queiroz said in English. "Thousands of dollars, five guys sitting upstairs and they don't see an elbow? Give me a break." Queiroz was angered that Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo was not issued a red card when his elbow struck Iran defender Morteza Pouraliganji in the face. Ronaldo had aggressively initiated contact from behind on the play. The Iranians already felt VAR had robbed them when a goal was overturned by the new review process for offside in a 1-0 loss to Spain. The day before Monday night's Group B finale between Iran and Portugal, Queiroz said he supported the video review for obvious mistakes. But he made it clear he was against its overuse in this tournament to address debatable judgment calls. Queiroz said coaches also must be kept informed in real time — or be able to see the replays themselves — as plays are being reviewed. "The only people who cannot see what happens in the game is the coach," Queiroz said. He added that FIFA president Gianni Infantino "needs to say, 'Something is wrong here. We need to make it right.'" Queiroz strongly stated his belief that FIFA is doing a poor job making it clear to the public what is being reviewed and why calls are changed. Instead, he said the system allows referees to "wash their hands" of controversial calls, and was upset that coaches get no timely information. "There are few people that are running the show behind the scenes," he said. "The truth must be respected and we need to know who is refereeing the games." Queiroz has a reputation for speaking his mind — at length — and did so when he was asked about throwing his jacket down on the field during the game. The outburst occurred after Ronaldo was awarded a penalty kick for a collision with Iran's Saeid Ezatolahi in the area. "The temperature in my body, it comes from 46 (Celsius) to 250, so you understand why I need to take the jacket off," he said. "The question for me is not about the refs. It's about the attitude, and the decisions must be clear for everybody, for the people. Everybody agrees that VAR is not going well. There are a lot of complaints. "You know how many people sacrificed to come see this game in Russia? They have the right to know what is going on," Queiroz added. "There is no room for human mistakes. Human mistakes was before (VAR). We accept that. That was part of the game. Players make mistakes. Coaches make mistakes and referees make mistakes. But now we have one system that costs a fortune — a fortune. High technology. People inside, wherever, nobody takes responsibility.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

[OPINION] Living within the truth

(Editor's Note: Below is the full text of Dean Jose Manuel Diokno's keynote address at the AIESEC YouthSpeak Forum on Sunday, June 17.) Our world is flooded with information. From the time we get up until we go to bed, we are inundated with information ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Cardinal Tagle calls for prayer, fasting vs crisis of truth

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle called for prayer and fasting as the Philippines faces a "crisis of truth" brought about by partisan politics and fake news. Tagle made this call in a letter that the Archdiocese of Manila sent to reporters on Thursday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Where to treat mom and the family today

It's not really just because today, May 13, is Mother's Day that you should treat mom and the family out to dinner. The more compelling reason is that 13 Ubay St., a restaurant named after its address in Quezon City, has a homey ambiance for slow meals and relaxed conversation with the clan, or even with close friends. The truth is, owner Zaza Sarmiento herself comes from a big family---both mom's and dad's side---that holds frequent get-togethers. And since she wanted to apply her culinary education on her own after working as a chef abroad, Sarmiento opened 13 Ubay St. right in her father's ancestral house. Hung on the walls around the spacious dining area are vintage bla...Keep on reading: Where to treat mom and the family today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Duterte apologizes to Hong Kong for 2010 hostage crisis

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte apologized for the 2010 hostage-taking that killed 8 Hong Kong tourists, during an event in Hong Kong on Thursday, April 12. "May I address myself to the Chinese people who are here. From the bottom of my heart, as the President ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

New PNP spokesperson vows to fight fake news, propaganda

AMID the controversy on the proliferation of the fake news, the new spokesman of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has vowed to spare the agency from it and help address not only fake news but also propaganda. Newly installed PNP spokesperson Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao said truth, facts, objectivity and impartiality will prevail rather than… link: New PNP spokesperson vows to fight fake news, propaganda.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

‘Train and Fetish for Coke’ by Jun Ledesma

Letters From Davao: FINANCE Secretary Sonny Dominguez took the personal initiative to explain the impact of the landmark Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion. This after some artists attempted to tweak the real and equitable benefits that Filipinos will derive from TRAIN. It is rather sad that some quarters are muddling up the positive impacts of the new tax reform law but funny enough to make the increase of the price of Coca-Cola as their principal issue as though it is the national fetish of Filipinos. Truth is, imposing higher tax on the sweet drink is a panacea to what seems to be an incurable proclivity of Pinoys for coke. The Cola, just like cigarettes, is among the top causes of affliction and death of us Pinoys – diabetes. By the way those who are now dependent on drugs for their diabetes the news is the prescribe drugs will be tax free and therefore expect the price to plummet. In summary and in sum, those who earn P250,000 keeps their P50,000 tax which they use to pay.Those in the upper bracket enjoy tax benefits too. We have to emphasize this as this is where the largest population of wage earners belong. The thousands of public school teachers will celebrate once the get hold of their take home pay. The burden now is actually transferred to the rich and they better not dodge paying the right tax otherwise life will be a little bit more difficult for them under the Duterte regime and while the Department of Finance is under the watch of Secretary Dominguez. Why make an issue about the luxury cars being taxed a little less. Just how many luxury cars can one have in his garage. But think about the other incentives if you are really hunting for a car. An environment friendly vehicle like an electric car is even tax free and a hybrid variety with so little tax. Incentive is the key word. In short when the team of Secretary Dominguez crafted TRAIN, they are not only looking for money to fund the massive infrastructures that we are so in dire need of, they are also looking after the health of the nation. Those who find fault in TRAIN will not just stop with Coke which they had raised to underscore the negative impact of the tax reform law on the poorest of the poor. It is actually belaboring the issue but to answer the idiotic question DSWD actually has funds for them and their will be corresponding adjustments that is provided for by TRAIN. What maybe they would raise next are the beggars in the streets. These poor and the mendicants are not in the radar screen of TRAIN when it comes to tax but just the same they are part of the inclusion. The revenues that TRAIN will raise is primarily for infrastructures. Railways, roads and bridges, airports, seaports and irrigation among others. In addition to the billions of pesos that TRAIN will raise are cheap loans from Japan and China. Never in our history do we have this availment of cheap money which comes with an incredible terms that give the country a holiday of over ten years before we start paying the loans. That is why under the BUILD, BUILD, BUILD program the momentum of development could be much faster that our usual expectation. Even with the implementation of the projects, expect shortages in skilled personnel especially in the railway projects. Secretary Arthur Tugade of the Department of Transporation had advanced the idea of setting up a Railway institute while construction is ongoing because managing and maintaining railways are something strange to Filipinos. Other infrastructures, like roads, bridges and building would be needing thousands of workers. With network of infrastructures expect productivity to rise above normal levels. These will generate if not motivate people to produce more as access to the markets will now be cheaper and their profits doubled. The entire nation is celebrating the prospects and the dawning of the new era. The surveys say it all. An overwhelming number of Filipinos look up to 2018 and beyond with unprecedented optimism. This is only shadowed by the results of the surveys which show an all time high in the TRUST and SATISFACTION ratings which are pegged in the grade of “Excellence”. No matter how and what the opposition and critics will do no amount of demonizing and rallies can diminish that trust and satisfaction or derail the programs of the Duterte administration. The President is focused on his agenda, and his Cabinet members are on track. Even the players in telecom industry which had been so laggard and so inept for decades and have become a national shame are now uneasy with the mere announcement of the entry of the 3rd Telecom player. The duopoly suddenly came out with series of announcement that they are pouring in billions of dollars to address the sluggish internet speed, drop calls and inadequate availability of telecom service in the country. Oh well, these duopoly thought they have the monopoly of and knowledge of the telecom technology and how to run it. Early in the Presidency of Duterte, one of them had the temerity of telling the President to leave telecom alone as this is an area where the duopoly has the sole expertise. To there surprise this President, whom they thought is so […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

EU pledges P34-M aid for ‘Vinta’ survivors

The European Union (EU) has pledged 570,000, or almost P34 million, worth of humanitarian aid for survivors of Tropical Storm "Vinta" (international name: Tembin). In a statement issued on Thursday evening, the EU said the funding would help boost relief efforts and address the immediate needs of families affected by the calamity. "This EU contribution underlines our commitment to the people of the Philippines, many of whom have suffered great losses as a result of Tropical Storm Vinta and are in dire need ofimmediate assistance," said Christos Stylianides, EU commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management. "My thoughts are with the victims and all affected by the c...Keep on reading: EU pledges P34-M aid for ‘Vinta’ survivors.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Pope calls for peace in Jerusalem

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Monday called for peace in Jerusalem in his traditional Christmas address and highlighted the plight of children scarred by conflict, after urging the world's 1.3 billion Catholics not to ignore migrants. Addressing tens of thousands of worshippers gathered at the Vatican to hear the pontiff's fifth "Urbi et Orbi" (To the City and The World) message, Francis called for "peace for Jerusalem and for all the Holy Land. "We see Jesus in the children of the Middle East who continue to suffer because of growing tensions between Israelis and Palestinians," he said. "Let us pray that the will to resume dialogue may prevail between the parties and that ...Keep on reading: Pope calls for peace in Jerusalem.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017

Pope seeks peace in Jerusalem, highlights plight of war-scarred children

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Monday, December 25, called for peace in Jerusalem in his traditional Christmas address and highlighted the plight of children scarred by conflict, after urging the world's 1.3 billion Catholics not to ignore migrants. Addressing tens of thousands of worshippers gathered at the Vatican to hear ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2017

JFC urges passage of law to address traffic congestion

Congress should pass the Traffic and Congestion Crisis law, the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines urged in their statement. #BeFullyInformed JFC urges passage of law to address traffic congestion Congress should pass the Traffic and Congestion Crisis law, the Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) of the Philippines urged in their statement issued yesterday. Source link: JFC urges passage of law to address traffic congestion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

Duterte Order: ‘Shoot to Kill’

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered soldiers to shoot and kill armed communist rebels as security forces are readying to fight the New People’s Army following the total collapse of the peace talks. Duterte, who previously supported the rebel group when he was mayor of Davao City, gave the order recently and assured members of the armed forces that he shall take sole responsibility for it. He tagged the NPA as a terrorist group and vows to finish off the rebels who are fighting to overthrow the democratic government and install its own. “So what will be my orders to the? Shoot them, they will kill you anyway. So if there is an armed NPA there or terrorists, if he’s holding any firearms, shoot and tell any…ako na ang magsagot, you just shut up. Do not answer if that issue of human rights, you say, go to Duterte. It is and was his order para tumahimik ka, sabihin mo. And so? You are destroying my country, you expect me to pat you in the back and say, dahan-dahan ka lang,” Duterte told soldiers. He said an executive order declaring the NPA as terrorist group would be out soon. He said human rights organizations and fronts allied with the communist rebels would also be branded as terrorists. “I am preparing now. They are preparing the executive order declaring them to be terrorists and they will be afforded the treatment of being criminals. There will be no filing of cases under the public security like rebellion because rebellion is considered sometimes a noble undertaking, it’s only because you want your country to do better,” the tough-talking President said. Duterte said he would no longer negotiate peace the communist rebels, who also vowed to intensify their attacks on government and military targets. No. 1 Terrorist Communist rebel chieftain Jose Maria Sison also branded Duterte as the “No. 1 terrorist” in the country and accused him of mass murder after the President scrapped the peace talks. “Duterte is the No. 1 terrorist in the Philippines. He is culpable for the abduction, torture and mass murder of an increasing large number of poor people suspected drug users and pushers, peasants and indigenous people in suspected guerrilla fronts and Moro people suspected of aiding the Dawlah Islamiyah from the time of the indiscriminate bombing of Marawi City to the present in several Bangsamoro areas,” Sison, who is self-exile in The Netherlands since 1987, said in a statement sent to the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner. Duterte has threatened to outlaw the Communist Party of the Philippines, which Sison founded; and its political wing, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines and jail its leaders, including leftist and human rights organizations conniving with them. He scrapped the peace talks after rebels declined to sign a ceasefire accord and continue attacking government and civilian targets despite on-going negotiations. Sison called Duterte as a “bloodlust” politician whose mania for mass murder are boundless. “Duterte´s blood lust and mania for mass murder are boundless. He expects to wipe out through arbitrary arrests, torture, indefinite detention and massacre of suspected revolutionaries and legal social activists both the armed revolutionary movement and the legal democratic movement in order to set up a fascist dictatorship in the service of US imperialism and his fellow oligarchs among the big compradors, landlords and corrupt bureaucrats,” he said. “And yet Duterte is utterly malicious and shameless in threatening and scheming to label and outlaw as terrorists the suspected members and entireties of such revolutionary organizations as the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People´s Army and even such legal patriotic and progressive organizations as BAYAN and its affiliates,” added Sison, a former university professor. He said the Duterte administration, backed by the United States, is hell-bent on frustrating the people´s clamor for peace negotiations to address the roots of the civil war through the adoption and implementation of social, economic, political and constitutional reforms as the basis of a just and lasting peace. Sison said the Duterte government is striving to intimidate the people with its own terrorist scheme and crimes in order to seize absolute autocratic power for the President and limitless opportunity for the bureaucratic corruption of his family and ruling clique. He said the rebel forces now have no choice, but to wage all forms of resistance and fight for national sovereignty, democracy, economic development, social and cultural progress and independent foreign policy. “The Filipino people and revolutionary forces waging the people´s democratic revolution have no choice but to intensify the people´s war through an extensive and intensive guerrilla warfare in rural areas and partisan or commando operations in urban areas. The legal democratic forces and broad opposition have no choice but to develop the underground and encourage endangered activists to become fighters in the people´s army.” “Duterte is already discredited as a mass murderer, political swindler, a sycophant to foreign powers and a corrupt bureaucrat. These characteristics of his and the ever worsening chronic crisis of the semi-colonial and semi-feudal ruling system will surely limit his ability to stay in power and accelerate the growth and rise of a revolutionary united front against his rule of greed and terror,” Sison said. He said even within the armed forces and police, there are already rumblings against the “despotic, criminal and corrupt character of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2017