Hugpong stump starts campaigns

The campaign period for the senatorial race in the midterm elections starts today with candidates supported by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) kicking off in Pampanga, while the opposition’s Otso Diretso will go on a house-to-house sortie in Caloocan City. Additional security features for the ballots will be implemented, among them […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneFeb 11th, 2019

Hugpong bets stump in Pampanga

Hugpong bets stump in Pampanga.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019

MPD to reroute traffic in Malate, Manila due to political event

The Manila Police District (MPD) announced on Sunday road closures and rerouting that will be implemented on Monday for a political event to be staged at the San Andres Sports Complex in Malate, Manila. The event, which starts at 7 a.m., involved the Hugpong Ng Pagbabago (HNP) and Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) Alliance Party. In an advisory, the MPD Traffic Enforcement Unit told motorists to avoid the area, which it expected to have heavy traffic, and take alternate routes. According to the MPD, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, presidential daughter, will attend the event. The following are the affected by the closures starting at 5 a.m....Keep on reading: MPD to reroute traffic in Malate, Manila due to political event.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Ad Industry starts ‘DIY Your ROI Movement’ at Ad Summit Pilipinas 2018

The opening of the Ad Summit Pilipinas 2018 (ASP 2018) held at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center lived up to expectations: Delivering production numbers, inspired by the film,The Greatest Showman;and talks that moved the delegates to create campaigns that do not only make money, but make an impact as well. To start the biggest marketing and advertising event in the Philippines, award-winning musical theater and film actress, Joanna Ampil, put on a hair-raising acapella performance of "Lupang Hinirang." For the main act, the management committee of ASP 2018 brought the house down with a special number that highlighted the elements, which make up the very essence of ...Keep on reading: Ad Industry starts ‘DIY Your ROI Movement’ at Ad Summit Pilipinas 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

NU bigs on facing Kai: Di pwedeng isiping mas magaling siya

Kai Sotto has found no match in the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. That is, except each and every time he’s up against Nazareth School of National University and its endless supply of bigs to throw at him – from Carl Tamayo to Pao Javillonar, from Kevin Quiambao to Aaron Buensalida, and even from Reyland Torres to Dom Dayrit. In their first meeting, Sotto had 23 points, 12 rebounds, four blocks, and two steals only to be outdone by Tamayo who had his own 13-marker, 10-board double-double all while keying the Bullpups’ win. Come Round 2, Ateneo de Manila High School’s towering teen posted 24 points, 18 rebounds, five assists, and three blocks, but was again bested by Tamayo who only had seven markers to go along with nine boards, but dropped the dagger in the endgame With that, NU completed an elimination round sweep of Sotto and company. Afterward, though, the Season MVP did nothing but will his team into the Finals. Only, waiting for them there were the very same Bullpups. And in the opener of the three-game Finals series, the story was the same. Sotto muscled his way to a 16-point, 15-rebound double-double and had twin tower Geo Chiu, standing at 6-foot-8, backing him up with 12 markers and 11 boards of his own. Tamayo, also at 6-foot-8, and Quiambao, an agile 6-foot-7, went toe-to-toe with them, however, with the former finishing with a 15-point, 12-rebound double-double and the latter ending with 14 markers and 13 boards of his own. In the end, it was the Tamayo-Quiambao connection which got the win at the expense of the Sorto-Chiu pairing. And for those two, matching up with the Blue Eaglets’ talented tower is pretty simple – it’s all in the mind. “‘Di pwedeng isipin naming mas magaling siya sa amin. Ang pinaka-mindset talaga namin is ma-stop siya,” Tamayo said. Quiambao can only agree, noting that NU’s game plan starts with them as Sotto is the end-all and be-all for Ateneo. As he put it, “Ako po, one at a time lang. Iniisip ko lang talagang i-stop si Kai kasi siya ang main scorer nila.” With its bigs having that mindset, NU has time and again proven to be the biggest speed bump thus far in Sotto’s promising career. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News6 hr. 2 min. ago

PSA Starts Procurement for National ID System

Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announced the procurement process for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) will start this month, prior to its full scale registration in September. PSA Regional Director Edgardo Pare said for this year, the agency targets to cover six million registrants for the last quarter of 2019. “By next year, our target is […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News9 hr. 15 min. ago

Saudi prince starts Asia tour with deals to invest $20B in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Saudi Arabia and Pakistan signed a raft of investment deals Sunday, February 17, worth up to $20 billion for the cash-strapped South Asian country, as Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman launched his Asia tour seeking to emerge from the Khashoggi affair . Pakistan is facing a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News11 hr. 15 min. ago

‘Hugpong’ brings campaign to Ilocos

VIGAN CITY, Philippines---The coalition of senatorial bets under Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio's regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) took its campaign caravan here on Monday.   Hosted by Ilocos Sur Gov. Ryan Singson, the party's campaign rally in Tamag, Vigan City drew thousands of people who trooped to the venue as early as 8 a.m.   Nine of HNP's 13 senatorial bets cracked jokes to liven up their campaign speeches and praised the Ilocano culture.   Among those who attended the event were re-electionist senators JV Ejercito and Cynthia Villar, former presidential political adviser Francis Tolentino, former senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bon...Keep on reading: ‘Hugpong’ brings campaign to Ilocos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News13 hr. 15 min. ago

NU, FEU kick off D-League campaign

SMDC-National University clashes with Chadao-Far Eastern University even as University of Santo Tomas tangles with Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College, seeking auspicious starts in the PBA D-League at the Paco Arena in Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News19 hr. 15 min. ago

6,000 athletes compete in 2019 WVRAA Meet in Capiz

By: Elyrose S. Naorbe and Felipe Celino AROUND 6,000 student-athletes and coaching staff from the region will compete in the 2019 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet which starts today at the Villareal Stadium in Roxas City, Capiz. The opening ceremonies of the week long sporting events kicked off Sunday with the presence of contingents […] The post 6,000 athletes compete in 2019 WVRAA Meet in Capiz appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019

Tutuban-Malolos railway construction starts in Bulacan Manila Bulletin News

Tutuban-Malolos railway construction starts in Bulacan Manila Bulletin CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan - The construction of the Tutuban-Malolos phase of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) North-South R.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019

P2.4-billion precampaign spending stumps Comelec

Close to 20 senatorial candidates in May's midterm elections have already spent a combined P2.4 billion to prop up their respective campaigns, yet the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is powerless to determine where these aspirants obtained their funds in hopes of landing a government position that only pays around P260,000 monthly.   Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the poll body, and by extension the public, had no means to find out how the candidates were able to afford their propaganda materials, which in some instances were well beyond their declared net worth, before the start of the campaign period.   "That's precisely the problem with the sole el...Keep on reading: P2.4-billion precampaign spending stumps Comelec.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019

Hugpong endorses Espinos in Pangasinan

Hugpong endorses Espinos in Pangasinan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2019

Arroyo vows all-out support for Saras bets - The Manila Times Online

HOUSE Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Friday reiterated her support for the senatorial candidates of Hugpong ng Pagbabago, a regional party led by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter ofR.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019

UAAP 81: Different UE team gives favored UP worthy challenge

Yep, this is a different UE Lady Warriors team. As if it wasn’t obvious enough, the Lady Warriors made sure to remind everyone that they’re no longer pushovers, pushing preseason favorite UP to five full sets Saturday at the San Juan Arena to open the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament. Not only did UE push the Lady Maroons to the limit, the Lady Warriors also actually led the game two sets to one. UE’s breakthough win wouldn’t come Saturday though as the Lady Maroons, winners of two preseason champions and were clearly the favorites entering the game, narrowly escaped an upset in five. “Malaking bagay samin yun [five sets], nakaka-taba ng puso,” libero Kat Arado said. “Kasi yun nga, marami ako nakikita sa social media na straight sets kami, never ko nakita na lalaban ang UE. So malaking bagay to. Sayang man but at the same time, confident pa rin kami,” she added. After going through seasons of winless campaigns, the Lady Warriors have come out as a veteran, mature group. However, execution late in sets remain a weak spot for UE and the Lady Warriors are aware that that’s something they need to polish moving forward. “Kinapos talaga kami sa dulo,” Arado said. “Labanan ng maturity talaga, nandoon na yung maturity namin kasi nagku-kulang kami na kumbaga sa UP, ang smooth ng galaw nila. Yun yung trabahuhin namin, yung buo talaga [late in games],” she added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2019

Comelec starts crackdown on illegal campaign materials

THE Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has begun its crackdown on illegal campaign materials, including those oversized or placed outside designated areas, following a grace period for compliance that ended Thursday......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Jinggoy out of Du30’s ‘Magic 11’

President Duterte revealed today that he has dropped former Senator Jinggoy Estrada from his senatorial bets. He made the announcement at the campaign sortie of Mayor Sara Duterte’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan. The president did not give specific reasons why he would not endorse Estrada. He further clarified that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

10 things to know about NBA All-Star 2019

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — With All-Star festivities set to officially begin Friday (Saturday, PHL time), here are 10 things to know going into the weekend: BACK TO CHARLOTTE Charlotte hosted NBA All-Star weekend in 1991, and now gets it back a second time to join 14 other cities that can say it hosted the league’s showcase midseason event on multiple occasions. Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, St. Louis, Los Angeles and the L.A. suburb of Inglewood, California, are the other previous multi-hosting All-Star cities. The Bay Area, the Detroit area and the Dallas area are also two-time hosts, though never technically twice in the same city. LEBRON’S RECORDS LeBron James now has the record for most All-Star captaincies: Two. He and Stephen Curry had the jobs last year when the captain’s format was first introduced to the All-Star weekend, and he and Giannis Antetokounmpo have the jobs this year. But James’ records revolving around this game hardly stop there. By starting on Sunday (Monday, PHL time), James will tie Kobe Bryant with 15 starts in the All-Star Game. James will also extend his record of consecutive starts, which will also rise to 15. Some of the other All-Star records James already holds include total points (343), field goals (141) and three-pointers (35). And by playing two minutes, James will increase his All-Star total in that stat to 416 — one more than Bryant for No. 2 on the all-time list. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has played the most All-Star minutes, 449. FOULING OUT Bold prediction: No one will foul out on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). The last player to foul out of an All-Star Game was Hakeem Olajuwon in 1987. Chris Paul was the most recent to come close, when he was whistled for five fouls in the 2008 game. There have been only 14 instances of someone fouling out of an All-Star Game. Rick Barry and Bob Cousy each fouled out twice; 10 others, including Olajuwon, have done so once. MVPs AT HOME Kemba Walker, the lone Charlotte player in this year’s All-Star Game, has suggested that he’s hoping he can wow the home crowd with an MVP-worthy performance. There’s a history of that sort of thing happening. There have been 14 players who have won All-Star MVP honors in their home cities, spanning a total of 15 games. The list of hometown All-Star MVPs: Anthony Davis (New Orleans, 2017), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles, 2011), Shaquille O’Neal (Phoenix, 2009 and Los Angeles, 2004), Karl Malone and John Stockton (Utah, 1993), Michael Jordan (Chicago, 1988), Tom Chambers (Seattle, 1987), Jerry West (Los Angeles, 1972), Rick Barry (the San Francisco area, 1967), Adrian Smith (Cincinnati, 1966), Bob Pettit (St. Louis, 1958 and 1962), Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia, 1960), Bob Cousy (Boston, 1957) and Ed Macauley (Boston, 1951). AGE MARK Assuming he plays, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki — one of the special additions to the rosters by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who also added Miami’s Dwyane Wade to the list — will become the second 40-something to appear in the All-Star Game. Nowitzki is 40; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played in the game when he was 40 and 41. Michael Jordan almost pulled off the feat; he was eight days shy of turning 40 when he last played in the All-Star Game in 2003. Jordan, now the owner of the Charlotte Hornets and the unofficial host of the weekend, will turn 56 on Sunday. Wade, also assuming he gets into the game, will become the 12th player to be an All-Star at 37 or older. Wade turned 37 last month. HEROES Jason Weinmann and James Shaw Jr. might not be “celebrities,” at least not in the classic sense. But the NBA rightly believes they should be celebrated. Weinmann and Shaw were invited to play in Friday’s All-Star Celebrity Game to commemorate heroic acts. Weinmann, a retired Marine, used a military transport vehicle — which he bought at a government auction years ago — during Hurricane Florence last September to help rescue flood victims in North Carolina and bring them to safety. Shaw disarmed a man who had opened fire at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville last April and has been heralded as a life-saving hero since for wrestling the AR-15 out of the alleged shooter’s hands by the barrel. G LEAGUE FIRST Khris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks is the first member of a new club. He’s the first G League alum to become an NBA All-Star. Middleton spent a short time during the 2012-13 season in the G League, before blossoming into one of the league’s best players and a key to Milwaukee going into the break with an NBA-best 43-14 record. There will be plenty of G League graduates participating on All-Star Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) as well — Middleton, Seth Curry, Danny Green and Joe Harris are all slated to be in the 3-point contest. CASH MATTERS There is some money at stake during All-Star Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) events, and everybody gets something. Everyone in the dunk contest will receive at least $20,000, everyone in the skills challenge gets at least $15,000 and all participants in the 3-point shootout take home at least $10,000. From there, prize money varies by finish — the skills challenge winner gets $55,000, the 3-point shootout champion wins $60,000 and the dunk contest winner takes home $105,000. In all, the Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) participants will split $610,000. EASTBOUND This All-Star weekend is the first of four straight in Eastern Conference cities. Chicago gets it next year, Indianapolis in 2021 and Cleveland in 2022. The site for the 2023 game remains unknown; Salt Lake City and Sacramento are two sites often mentioned as candidates for that year, and Orlando is a likely suitor for the 2024 game. THE REFS Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) All-Star Game will be officiated by Scott Foster, Curtis Blair and David Guthrie. It’s a home game of sorts for Guthrie, who resides in Charlotte. Foster worked the 2010 All-Star Game in Dallas. It’s the first All-Star Game for Blair and Guthrie. The Friday and Saturday (Saturday and Sunday, PHL time) events will be worked by a crew of newer refs — third-year official Aaron Smith and fourth-year officials Mitchell Ervin and Gediminas Petraitis......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Public funds off-limits to campaigns - The Manila Times Online

THE Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) and the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday warned government officials and employees against the use of public resources for partisan poli.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Hugpong senatorial aspirants court vote-rich Pangasinan

  URDANETA CITY---Senatorial candidates of the pro-administration Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) headed to another vote-rich province on Thursday, campaigning in this eastern Pangasinan city.   But only seven of the 13 HNP candidates made it to the rally at Urdaneta Cultural and Sports Center, where about 3,500 barangay health workers, and officials and members of rural improvement clubs came.   They were former reporter Jiggy Manicad, former Metro Manila Development Authority Chair Francis Tolentino, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, reelectionist Senators Sonny Angara and JV Ejercito, and former Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr.   The grou...Keep on reading: Hugpong senatorial aspirants court vote-rich Pangasinan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019 campaigns for Filipino children - Manila Standard campaigns for Filipino children Allan Pineda Lindo, better known as, a founding member of the international Grammy award-winning group, The Black Eyed Peas, is.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019