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ICC withdrawal challenged anew in SC

THE SUPREME COURT received on Wednesday a second petition questioning the constitutionality of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s decision to withdraw the Philippines’ membership from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), this time by the non-government organization that helped lobby for the treaty’s ratification in the country. The post ICC withdrawal challenged anew in SC appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineJun 13th, 2018

Constitutionality of ICC withdrawal challenged anew in SC petition

The Supreme Court on Wednesday received a second petition questioning the constitutionality of President Rodrigo R. Dutete’s decision to withdraw the Philippines’ membership from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), this time submitted by the non-government organization that helped lobby for the treaty’s ratification. In their 49-page petition, the Philippine Coalition for […] The post Constitutionality of ICC withdrawal challenged anew in SC petition appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Oral arguments on Philippines’ ICC withdrawal delayed anew

The Supreme Court (SC) has again delayed oral arguments to invalidate the Duterte administration’s move to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The High Court’s Public Information Office on Monday, Aug. 13, said in a release that the oral arguments “will be reset to August 28.” The oral arguments was originally scheduled on July […] The post Oral arguments on Philippines’ ICC withdrawal delayed anew appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

PH forces harassed anew in Ayungin Shoal, says lawmaker

Philippine military forces were harassed anew by Chinese forces in Ayungin Shoal last May 11, Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano revealedon Wednesday. The opposition lawmaker mentioned the harassment at a Congressional briefing on the recent developments in the West Philippine Sea. "On May 11, during a reprovisioning mission for our troops in Ayungin, LS507 of the Philippine Navy was challenged and harassed by the Coast Guard and the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) of China," he narrated. "When the Philippine Navy ship launched a rubber boat to resupply BRP Sierra Madre, a chopper of PLAN hovered in a close and dangerous distance. The PLAN chopper was so close that sea water splash ...Keep on reading: PH forces harassed anew in Ayungin Shoal, says lawmaker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Nation: Trillanes challenges Duterte anew on bank records

ABOUT nine months after first raising this issue as the 2016 election campaign was coming to a close, Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV again challenged President Rodrigo R. Duterte to explain the alleged P2 billion in his bank accounts and the alleged millions deposited by a campaign contributor to his children and common-law wife......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2017

Strikers strike anew; Tigers regain footing in MPBL

The Bacoor Strikers struck hard in the last five minutes to subdue the Laguna Heroes, 91-86, Tuesday night and sustain their climb in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News7 hr. 24 min. ago

Turkey crisis fears weigh anew on PSEi

The stock market fell further on Tuesday as investors remained anxious over the possible ripple effects of Turkey’s financial crisis. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) dropped 1.41 percent or 107.49 points to close at 7,527.78 while the broader All Shares declined 1.16 percent or 53.61 points to finish at 4,578.92. “It’s still the pessimism [...] The post Turkey crisis fears weigh anew on PSEi appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Mapua’s Clint Escamis reigns anew in NBTC NCAA 24 Week 5

After getting tripped by San Beda, Mapua has taken flight once again in the 94th Season of the NCAA Juniors Basketball Tournament. Of course, at the controls of the Red Robins ascent is Clint Escamis. The graduating guard averaged 26.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.5 steals in their back-to-back wins over San Sebastian and EAC. Those numbers were, far and away, the best ones any player had for the week. And so, Escamis now finds himself atop the Week 5 rankings of the Chooks-to-Go/NBTC NCAA 24 – the second time he has been there in the last four weeks. Coming next after him is JRU’s rising star John Amores who fired 27 points, five rebounds, and four assists, in their upset of powerhouse Arellano. Amores, the frontrunner as the league’s Most Improved Player, also made one of the bigger leaps in the rankings by moving from 11th a week ago to second this time around. Rounding out the top five are King Brave Aaron Fermin, Perpetual pillar Joshua Gallano, and LSGH lead guard Joel Cagulangan. From outside the rankings, Mapua’s Jonnel Policarpio pumped in norms of 15.0 points and 13.0 rebounds to place at eighth – sandwiched between teammate Dan Arches and Arellano’s Rom Junsay at sixth and seventh, respectively, as well as LSGH’s RC Calimag and Perpetual’s Emman Galman at ninth, and 10th, respectively. Meanwhile, San Sebastian rookie stud Milo Janao and Lyceum stalwart Mac Guadana suffered big drops and now stand at 15th and 18th, respectively. Here are the complete Week 5 rankings of the Chooks-to-Go/NBTC NCAA 24: 1. Clint Escamis (MU) (2) 2. John Amores (JRU) (11) 3. Aaron Fermin (AU) (4) 4. Joshua Gallano (UPHSD) (13) 5. Joel Cagulangan (CSB) (1) 6. Dan Arches (MU) (8) 7. Rom Junsay (AU) (15) 8. Jonnel Policarpio (MU) (N/A) 9. RC Calimag (LSGH) (N/A) 10. Emman Galman (UPHSD) (N/A) 11. Inand Fornilos (CSB) (6) 12. Joshua David (CSB) (5) 13. Penny Estacio (SBU) (18) 14. Kean Baclaan (SSCR) (16) 15. Milo Janao (SSCR) (3) 16. Paolo Hernandez (MU) (N/A) 17. John Delos Sanos (JRU) (22) 18. Mac Guadana (LPU) (7) 19. Kai Oliva (SBU) (20) 20. Kent Pelipel (SBU) (N/A) 21. Cjay Boado (EAC) (19) 22. John Barba (LPU) (21) 23. JR Ilustrisimo (EAC) (9) 24. CJ Balowa (EAC) (N/A) This year, there will be three separate editions of the NBTC 24 – one for the NCAA, one for the UAAP, and one for the CESAFI – to accommodate the Juniors calendar for the whole year. After all three editions have been completed, a final list composing the top 24 players nationwide will then be chosen to participate in the annual NBTC All-Star Game in March......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Playing the cards right? Politics of ICC oral arguments

The Supreme Court postponed to August 28 the oral arguments on the legality of the Philippines’ withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The SC’s decision to postpone comes after minority senators asked for the deferment because they “do not have a representative for the oral arguments” ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

LSGH champion guard foregoes basketball for studies in Ateneo

Joel Cagulangan and Inand Fornilos are still main men while Joshua David and Ladis Lepalam remain as key contributors for College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills in its title defense. One starter from that championship-winning team, though, is no longer suiting up – as a player, at least. Starting off-guard Jacob Lao is now part of the coaching staff for the Junior Blazers – just a year after graduating high school. Last year, he averaged 4.7 points including one triple and 2.8 rebounds. He also chipped in eight points and four rebounds in their title-clinching Game 3 win. Now, in the ongoing NCAA Season 94, he can be seen huddling with the coaches and handing out advice to the players. Along with wearing a different uniform inside the court, apparently Lao is now also wearing a different uniform outside the court. – and not just a different uniform, but the total opposite of that which he has been used to wearing. Asked where he has taken his talents to next, he told reporters with a grin, “Ateneo.” Yes, the CSB-LSGH champion guard is now studying BS Management in Ateneo de Manila University. He hasn’t turned into a Blue Eagle just yet, though. “I chose studies this time over basketball because this time, I want to focus on studies muna,” he said. For Lao, it’s about time that he prioritizes the student aspect of being a student-athlete. “Ang thinking ko kasi talaga is that basketball is not forever. Gusto ko munang i-prioritize yung studies kasi I can adjust naman (if ever) I want to play,” he said. After all, the son of Frank Lao who owns the Choi Garden line of restaurants will have to be involved in the family business sooner rather than later. Lao’s decision has the full support of both his family and his former team. “I made the decision (last May), but before I made it, I consulted with everyone from [CSB-LSGH head] coach Marvin [Bienvenida] to my parents. Sabi nila, if tama sa akin, then go,” he said. And apparently, this decision has been in the works for a long time. “When we won the championship, naisip kong kahit anong mangyari sa Seniors, studies muna ako,” he said. While he’s walking away from basketball, for now at least, the former Junior Blazers will always have the memories of that first-ever championship they brought home to Ortigas. “More than the championship, it was the brotherhood. Kaya nga I asked coach Marvin kung pwede akong maging assistant kasi ang hirap iwan yung samahan namin,” he said. And when that time comes that basketball comes knocking on his door anew, Lao said he’s only winning to entertain it. As he put it, “If ever maglaro ako ulit, nandun lang naman yung basketball.” Perhaps, a visit from Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin just might do the trick? --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Real estate agent, PhilPost man slain by MC-riding men in Ecija

CABANATUAN City -- Motorcycle-riding assassins strike anew in Nueva Ecija, killing on the spot a real estate agent and a government corporate employee while they were riding a tricycle in Talavera town last Sunday afternoon. Provincial police director Senior Supt. Eliseo T. Tan-ding identified the slain victims as Hermogenes Flores,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

SC resets debates on ICC withdrawal to August 28

The Supreme Court has reset the oral arguments on petitions challenging the executive department’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court to August 28 from August 14......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

DPWH project endangers Spanish colonial bridge in General Trias, Cavite

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is drawing criticisms anew for a bridge construction project beside the Spanish-era Camaren Bridge in Buenavista II in General Trias, Cavite. Built in the 19th century and at more than 100 years old, Camaren is a presumed important cultural property (ICP) under the National Heritage Act of 2009. However, Josine Estuye of the DPWH public information division denied that the walkway would be affected. Speaking for the DPWH district engineering office in Cavite, Estuye said "the historic Buenavista walkway in General Trias will be spared and will no longer be affected with planned adjustments on the design of the ongoing bridge pr...Keep on reading: DPWH project endangers Spanish colonial bridge in General Trias, Cavite.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Government, MILF join Marawi recovery efforts anew

The government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have again agreed to combine recovery efforts in Marawi City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Taliban delegation visits Uzbekistan to talk peace, security

KABUL, Afghanistan – A Taliban delegation travelled to Uzbekistan earlier this month to discuss the Afghan peace process and withdrawal of foreign forces, officials said Sunday, August 12, as fighting between insurgents and security forces raged near Kabul .   The meetings in Afghanistan's northern neighbor follow recent reports that the Taliban sent similar delegations to China, illustrating the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Cops clash anew with Albay crime group; firearms seized

LEGAZPI CITY --- Police have clashed anew with the notorious Concepcion Criminal Group, a gun-for-hire group involved in various crimes in the Bicol region, in Bato town, Camarines Sur on Sunday morning, police said. Chief Inspector Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, said members of the police mobile forces in Camarines Sur who were on patrol encounteredat least 10 members of the criminal group in Barangay Del Rosario around6:30 a.m. The encounter led to a 20-minute firefight where several members of the crime group were reportedly wounded, according to an initial police report. Police operatives recovered from the place of encounter an M4 Colt rifle, three handg...Keep on reading: Cops clash anew with Albay crime group; firearms seized.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Aris: No to re-blocking, improve gravel roads

By JUNE S. BLANCO REP. Erico Aristotle Aumentado (Bohol, 2nd District) has expressed anxiety anew over the “wastage” of public funds in the re-clocking activities of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). Aumentado says far from being shattered to merit re-blocking, the concrete pavements are still whole. He says the Department of the Interior and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

BSP lifts rediscount rates anew

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) lifted anew the rediscount rates on loans extended to local banks to finance the expansion needs of businesses and households after delivering its strongest monetary policy action in 10 years......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Japan rules Asian paratriathlon

Japan showed anew its supremacy in Asian paratriathlon powerhouse by winning six of the eight classes even as the Philippines took first places in both male and female divisions Friday in the Mt. Mayon ASTC Asian Paratriathlon Championships held for the first time in Legazpi......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

DOJ indicts Lim, Espinosa in 2nd drug case

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday indicted Cebu businessman Peter Lim, confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa and several others anew for engaging in the illegal drug trade.   The panel of prosecutors that conducted the preliminary investigation found probable cause to charge the respondents for conspiring to commit illegal drug trading, in violation of Section 26 (b) in relation to Section 5, Article II of Republic Act No. 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.   Sufficient cause   The prosecutors found that Espinosa's admission during a Senate inquiry that he distributed drugs, along with the positive identification by witness Marc...Keep on reading: DOJ indicts Lim, Espinosa in 2nd drug case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

De Lima also refuses to enter plea on second narcotics case

Detained Sen. Leila de Lima was arraigned for her second drug charge in a Muntinlupa court on Friday, just two weeks after her first arraignment concluded an 18-month-long legal skirmish to amend the charges against her.   De Lima refused anew to enter a plea before Judge Amelia Fabros-Corpuz of the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 205 on the charge of conspiracy to commit drug trading.   'Pure fabrication'   "This charge is pure invention, pure fabrication. It's a sham case. There's nothing to plea to. Therefore, I refuse to enter a plea," she told the judge.   As per rules of court, Corpuz entered a not guilty plea on behalf of De Lima,...Keep on reading: De Lima also refuses to enter plea on second narcotics case.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018