Let them photograph the art says historian Ambeth Ocampo

WHEN members of the public want to see artworks by National Artists Fernando Amorsolo or Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera or Jose Joya, they have to go to a museum or art gallery to do so. But these spaces have only a limited number of the masters’ works — most of their works are in private hands, […] The post Let them photograph the art says historian Ambeth Ocampo appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMar 13th, 2018

Historian says PHL flag is disrespected

A PROFESSOR and historian reiterated the relevance of the Philippine flag, which is treated as irrelevant in the present times. Prof. Ambeth R. Ocampo served as the guest speaker during the 120th Independence Day celebration in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo. Sta. Barbara is the place where the Philippine flag was first raised in the Visayas. “Going […] The post Historian says PHL flag is disrespected appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Why collectors should let go, according to Ambeth

How do collectors, especially those of priceless art, let go? The more accurate question is---can they, do they ever? In fact, many don't; they merely allow death or penury to decide, whichever comes first. That's for priceless art. (When it comes to priceless bags, in my neck of the woods, I've seen some girl friends who find their bag collection more irresistible than men. But that's another story.) It would be interesting to know the answer. Therefore, the morning (as in 10 on a Sunday!) talk of Inquirer columnist and cool historian Ambeth Ocampo on art collectors---their responsibility and legacy---was too irresistible to pass up. This was on the last day of the much-tal...Keep on reading: Why collectors should let go, according to Ambeth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

Spence keeps title with quick KO of Ocampo

  DALLAS, United States – American boxer Errol Spence made quick work of Carlos Ocampo, knocking out the Mexican challenger in the first round Saturday, June 16, to retain his International Boxing Federation welterweight title. Southpaw Spence improved to 24-0 in easily recording his 21st career knockout over the previously unbeaten ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Spence keeps welterweight title with first-round KO of Ocampo

DALLAS: American boxer Errol Spence made quick work of Carlos Ocampo, knocking out the Mexican challenger in the first round Saturday to retain his International Boxing Federation welterweight title. Southpaw Spence improved to 24-0 in easily recording his 21st career knockout over the previously unbeaten Ocampo who was fighting outside of his native Mexico for [...] The post Spence keeps welterweight title with first-round KO of Ocampo appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Historian finds error in adding 9th ray in PH flag

Historian finds error in adding 9th ray in PH flag.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

PBA: Bolts outlast Fuel Masters in OT

Meralco dodged a bullet as Phoenix shooter Matthew Wright, who had the hot hands, missed on a jumper before Cliff Hodge sank the insurance foul shots to escape with a 103-100 win over a gritty Phoenix side Friday in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the Big Dome. The Bolts improved to 5-2 win-loss record. “It’s a very important win for us because we are at the middle of the pack with Phoenix,” said Meralco coach Norman Black. “It pushed us a little further up and away from the bottom as we try to get to the playoffs.” KG Canaleta dropped 30 points on 12-of-28 field goal shooting including six triples while Baser Amert had 19 markers for the Bolts, who survived the match despite a bad offensive game by import Arinze Onuaku. Onuaku was limited to only 12 points but hauled 20 rebounds and tallied 10 assists. Chris Newsome got 11 points for Meralco.    Baser Amer drilled the go-ahead floater with 1:23 left in the overtime to give Meralco a 101-98 lead. Jeff Chan answered with a basket for the Fuel Masters to move within one. Wright made good defensive stop at the post, forcing KG Canaleta to miss. Wright, who had eight points in the extension, missed on a stepback jumper at the top of the key and Phoenix sent Hodge at the line with 2.2 ticks left to seal the win. “We had the chance to win in the regulation but we missed our free throws that could’ve put the game away,” said Black. Amer broke an 87-87 deadlock with a stepback three-pointer with 25.4 seconds left in the fourth period. Wright lost the handle on the other side but Meralco squandered a chance to close out the game at regulation after Jared Dillinger bricked his two foul shots with 12 seconds remaining.       Wright made them pay by sinking the game-tying triple with five seconds left at regulation before blocking Chris Newsome’s jumper at the other end to force the extension. The Fuel Masters dropped to 3-4 card. Import Eugene Phelps had a double-double with 31 points and 26 rebounds, Wright finished with 28 markers and six assists while Jason Perkins chipped in 23 points and eight boards for Phoenix.      Box Scores: Meralco (103): Canaleta 30, Amer 19, Onuaku 12, Newsome 11, Dillinger 8, Caram 7, De Ocampo 5, Lanete 5, Hugnatan 4, Hodge 2  Phoenix (100): Phelps 32, Wright 28, Perkins 23, Chan 9, Revilla 3, Jazul 3, Chua 2, Intal 1, Wilson 0, Kramer 0, Mendoza 0 Quarter scores: 20-18, 52-44, 68-72, 90-90, 103-100 (OT)   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

House panel tasks BIR to look into Sereno’s possible tax liabilities

Since the missing Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN) of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno remain missing, the House committee on justice that has been holding hearings on the impeachment case against the top magistrate in the High Court has directed the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to begin an investigation on the possible tax liabilities of Sereno, owing to her having failed to file her SALNs for 17 years when she was still a law professor at the University of the Philippines (UP). At the resumption of the impeachment hearing to determine probable cause on the complaint filed by lawyer Larry Gadon against Sereno, panel chair Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali asked BIR deputy commissioner Arnel Guballa to produce a report on or before February 19 Sereno’s tax payments. Among the basis cited by Gadon in his complaint was Sereno’s alleged failure to declare in her SALN from 2010 to 2016 her earnings as one of the private counsels of the government in the expropriation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 in the Piatco case amounting to P30 million. Based on documents Gadon was able to secure, Sereno reportedly filed her SALN in 1998, 2002 and 2006, even as she was employed as a professor by the UP College of Law from 1986 to 2006.Guballa, who submitted the Chief Justice’s income tax return from 2004 to 2009, said Sereno declared her income as a lawyer from a law office.Asked about Sereno’s income tax payments representing her earnings from the Piatco case, Gubala said they are still in the process of investigating this.“We can answer those questions when we will have conducted a formal investigation,” said Guballa, adding they will try to come up with a proposed deficiency or anything with regard to Sereno’s income in two weeks.“We are still collating information. We can answer those questions when we have conducted a formal investigation,” he said.“We will try our best in two weeks. . . . I will try my best to come up with a proposed deficiency or whatever we can made regarding the income the Chief Justice had made,” Guballa added.Sereno’s camp had said the Chief Justice received the Piatco fee in tranches so the full amount does not appear in her 2010 statement of assets, liabilities, and net worth.The camp of Sereno had a statement explaining that “Chief Justice Sereno has accurately and properly declared all her earnings as government co-legal counsel in the PIATCO cases.”Lawyer Josa Deinla, serves as Sereno’s spokeswoman.Deinla added that the BIR has not served any deficiency assessment notice to Sereno during the years she filed her income tax returns.“This only means one thing: All her income tax filings when she was a private lawyer were accurate and proper,” she said.“We are confident that the plan of the House committee to have the CJ’s ITR filings looked into by the BIR would prove that the Chief Justice had paid the corresponding taxes for the income she earned while in private law practice,” she added.Gadon, in an interview at the sidelines of the hearing, lauded the order of the panel to the BIR saying this would bolster his complaint aganst Sereno.“First we got certifications she did not file her SALNs during her tenure with the UP College of Law. Now, we will get a clearer picture of how she might have avoided paying taxes for her earnings on the Piatco case,” said Gadon.“In fact, the statement of the BIR, CJ Sereno declared her earnings from 2004 to 2009 as income for her practice as a lawyer and not as a professor from a state university which is something she should have to explain, too,” the lawyer added.Gadon also said that the action of the justice committee directing the BIR to investigate the tax payments and tax compliance of Sereno is living proof of the principle that the law should apply to all, even to the highest magistrate of the land. Hearing on CJ’s IT consultantIt was also a time for the justice panel to hear from IT consultant Helen Macasaet, who has been paid hefty consultant fees, with a monthly paycheck much higher than what the Supreme Court justices get paid.Macasaet admitted before the committee that she was paid a hefty P250,000 a month as a consultant of the High Court, which is higher than what SC justices are earning.Macasaet defended her consultancy fee saying it was much lower than what she used to earn in her previous engagements.According to Macasaet, she used to earn P925,000 a month as an IT consultant for the GSIS. The House panel is on its 14th hearing on the impeachment case, this time, to determine if there was probable cause to impeach her.In a press statement issued by Gadon, it said that in the hearing conducted yesterday, it turned out that the IT contract of Macasaet was renewed without bidding despite changes in the terms of reference and increase of the amount of more than double the original contract. “It turned out also that the legal staff of Sereno had the whims and caprices of determining the amount of the increase and the renewals in violation of procurement laws . Worse, these violations and anomalies were done with the express approval of Sereno. Even worse , it turned out that the IT consultant was allowed to work at some point without the contract having been signed yet! All the procedures of procurement were clearly violated by Sereno, Gadon said.GMA Online reported that a court attorney from the office of the Chief Justice also yesterday during the hearing confirmed that it was the head staff of the high magistrate who had introduced the IT consultant allegedly anomalously hired by the Supreme Court.“At the resumption of the House Committee on Justice hearing, court lawyer Michael Ocampo from Sereno’s office admitted that he was the one who submitted the curriculum vitae of IT consultant Helen Macasaet who was allegedly hired by Sereno “with an excessive compensation and without public bidding.”He admitted that he submitted the CV of Macasaet to the BAC when he was requested to do so.But when asked if the court lawyer knew Macasaet personally, he said he did not but was introduced to him by CJ’s chief of staff as an IT expert,” referring to lawyer Oliveros.Oliveros eventually admitted that Macasaet is her friend.Oliveros said she can only recommend somebody’s character. I know nothing about the EISP (Enterprise Information System Plan) and about ICT.Oliveros narrated that Sereno told her that the court’s EISP had been stalled for a while, and the position of the chief of the management information system office was vacant at the time.“The chief justice requested a meeting precisely because she wanted to talk, exchange ideas with Ms. Macasaet regarding the state of the EISP. And after that initial meeting she wanted to meet Ms. Macasaet and introduce her to the person in charge of the EISP which was Atty. Michael Ocampo at the Office of the Chief Justice,” she said.Lawyer Jojo Lacanilao, one of Sereno’s spokesmen said there was nothing irregular in Macasaet’s hiring as IT consultant.“The Supreme Court hired Ms. Macasaet from among three choices through negotiated procurement because her services are highly technical in nature and, therefore, exempted from public bidding under Section 53.7 of the 2009 Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. 9184,” he said in an earlier press statement.The House justice panel is conducting deliberations to determine probable cause in the impeachment complaint lodged against Sereno.    With GMA online report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

After string of injuries, De Ocampo proud to be of help for Meralco anew

Ranidel de Ocampo had been out of action since the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup, and it was just fitting that his return fell against the same team that haunted Meralco two seasons last season. Meralco lost in a tough seven-game series against Ginebra in the title round of the PBA's third conference where de Ocampo suffered a muscle tear on his left calf in Game 3. What was initially a month-long recovery period turned into almost seven months of inactivity after de Ocampo suffered an Achilles injury in the early days of April 2018. The veteran forward finally put those injuries behind him and helped the Bolts get the 93-92 win over the Gin Kings in the PBA Commisisoner's Cup Fri...Keep on reading: After string of injuries, De Ocampo proud to be of help for Meralco anew.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018

Texters, Kings recall ace imports

TNT KaTropa and Barangay Ginebra bring back old tested imports Josh Smith and Justin Brownlee, respectively, while Meralco reactivates Ranidel de Ocampo, in their respective bid to start strong following the PBA All-Star break, tonight at the MOA Arena......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

Eight former Finance Secretaries support TRAIN 2

In a remarkable show of support for the public good, eight former finance secretaries signed a statement of support for TRAIN package 2. They are in chronological order of their years in service: Former Prime Minister Cesar Virata, former Finance Secretaries Roberto de Ocampo, Salvador Enriquez, Jose Pardo, former Senator Alberto Romulo, Former Secretaries Jose […] The post Eight former Finance Secretaries support TRAIN 2 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

Atari co-founder dies at age 81 due to cancer

Atari co-founder Ted Dabney passed away at age 81 due to cancer. Friend, author and video game historian Leonard Herman made the announcement through a Facebook post dated May 26. Doctors diagnosed Dabney with esophageal cancer in 2017, but he decided not to undergo treatment; he was told he only had eight months left to live, according to Eurogamer. Dabney partnered with Nolan Bushnell in 1972 to set up Atari and created "Pong", the simple two-player arcade game which landed Atari in the history books of the video gaming world. He also co-founded the Syzygy Game Company prior to putting up Atari. When he left Atari around March 1973, he continued to help Bushnell wit...Keep on reading: Atari co-founder dies at age 81 due to cancer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018

Suspect in Marawi businesswoman slay nabbed in CamSur

The suspect in the killing of a 25-year-old businesswoman from Marawi City was arrested in a follow-up operation by the Pasig City Police in Camarines Sur province on Thursday morning.   Eastern Police District director Chief Supt. Reynaldo Biay and chief Senior Supt. Orlando Yebra Jr., of Pasig City Police, presented to the media Abner Querubin, 31, a fruit stand helper at the Pasig Mega market---the main suspect in the killing of Sohiama Macarumpir, 25, last May 19.   Biay said Querubin was arrested while waiting for his live-in partner Elsa de Silva at a bus terminal at Barangay May-Ogob, Ocampo, Camarines Sur around 6:30 am.   De Silva earlier sought ...Keep on reading: Suspect in Marawi businesswoman slay nabbed in CamSur.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Towns urged to establish libraries

THE Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Iloilo passed a resolution urging towns to establish or improve their municipal libraries and barangay reading centers. The resolution, which was passed during the SP’s regular session on May 22, 2018, was sponsored by second district board member Demy Sonza, a renowned Ilonggo historian. Republic Act No. 7743 declares it a […] The post Towns urged to establish libraries appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: The economics of TRAIN law, inflation and Build, Build, Build

MANILA, Philippines – Economics PhD student JC Punongbayan with historian Leloy Claudio deconstructs complex macroeconomic concepts using simple language in this explainer on the Tax Reform Law, inflation, deficit and Build, Build, Build. After discussing basic economic concepts in Part 1, the two social scientists go into the application of those ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

To love it you must know it: the educational role of the Nat’l Museum of Natural History

TO FALL in love with something, one must first know it. This is how historian Fr. Rene Javellana, SJ, a member of the National Museum Board of Trustees, explained the importance of the newly opened National Museum of Natural History, the third museum of Manila’s National Museum Complex, at a press briefing at its opening […] The post To love it you must know it: the educational role of the Nat’l Museum of Natural History appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Former Finance chiefs urge Package 2 approval

Finance secretaries from the past four administrations, along with several of their former deputies, are calling for “urgent” and “timely” action on proposed tax reforms focused on lowering corporate taxes and modernizing fiscal incentives. Roberto de Ocampo, Salvador Enriquez, Margarito Teves, Alberto Romulo, Cesar Purisima, Jose Pardo and Jose Isidro Camacho, whose tenures as Finance [...] The post Former Finance chiefs urge Package 2 approval appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Baker promises ethereal taste for royal wedding cake

(Hannah McKay/Pool Photo via AP). Claire Ptak, owner of Violet Bakery poses for a photograph with a tier of the cake for the wedding of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the kitchens.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

UAAP eyes changes in Season 81

NATIONAL University will introduce major changes in its UAAP sports calendar when the school hosts Season 81 in September. Incoming Season 81 Board of Managing Directors president Nilo Ocampo said that there will be some second semester events that will be moved in the first semester. “Like athletics, fencing and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

UAAP: NU to make sweeeping changes in schedule for Season 81

UAAP Season 81 hosts National University has announced that there will be major changes in the upcoming season, in particular with the schedule of some sports.  According to Teodoro Ocampo, the incoming President of the Board of Trustees of the UAAP, the eight schools have decided to move some events, particularly Track and Field, Fencing, and Chess, and will see an earlier start, as they are scheduled to be moved to the first semester. Ocampo cited balance in the schedule of the league, which is divided in two semesters, with the first semester running from September to December, while the second semester runs from February to May.  While both semesters carry nine events, the board will look to move the shorter-length events like Track and Field and Fencing, which only lasts a few days. "May request ang other board members kung puwede i-move sa first semester," Teodoro said after the UAAP Season 80 closing ceremony at the FEU Auditorium in Manila.  As for Opening Day, NU's highest representative meanwhile said that the school is looking at a tentative September 8 date at the Mall of Asia Arena.  While FEU introduced 3x3 basketball and retained streetdance as exhibition events, the Bulldogs will be trying to bring back ballroom dancing, which was introduced in Season 79 by hosts University of Santo Tomas, but was temporarily scrapped by the Tamaraws.  In terms of the basketball tournament, the Bulldogs will introduce a rulebook, which was approved today by the Board, and its contents will be announced in the near future.  With the looming biennial SEA Games to be held in our country November 2019, and the Asian Games in Jakarta from late August to early September this year, Ocampo says the Board is yet to discuss possible conflict of schedules with the student-athletes.  Contrary to FEU announcing the theme "Go For Great" last year at the conclusion of Season 79 at UST's Plaza Mayor, the Bulldogs are still unsure of the theme, as they are still checking whether if their proposed theme will not be facing plagiarism issues like what FEU faced this season.  "Kasi mukhang ang Go For Great, some said it had been used na eh. But buti na lang they were able to justify it, yung FEU." When asked if the UAAP would follow suit with the NCAA on Tour introduced by NCAA Season 93 hosts San Sebastian last year, where schools would play in a home-and-away format in a school every Thursday, Ocampo answered on the negative, citing the Board's adamant stand on the topic, citing scheduling issues. "No, no, no. Not in the plans eh. It would be nice ano? Mukhang mahirap eh, because of their schedules in school. Mahirap eh." __     Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary.       .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Basic economic concepts that matter

MANILA, Philippines – Economics expert JC Punongbayan joins historian Leloy Claudio to walk us through intimidating economic concepts that are constantly at work in our world. Find out why a country will need to incur debt to jumpstart or sustain progress, why inflation is not always bad, and why the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018