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Lorenzana says federalism remains confusing

        Another Cabinet official has expressed doubts the Philippines is ready for federal form of government because everything still confuses him.   In an interview with the media in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City on Thursday afternoon, Secretary Delfin Lorenzana of the Department of National Defense (DND) shared his observation with reporters, saying the Philippines is "not yet" ready for the change in government system.   "So many don't understand it yet. It's confusing," Lorenzana said in Tagalog, when asked for his opinion on the shift to federalism.   Lorenzana's statement follows apprehensions expressed by Finance ...Keep on reading: Lorenzana says federalism remains confusing.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerAug 10th, 2018

Federalism unlikely now but still relevant — analysts

THE SHIFT to federalism is now unlikely to move ahead within President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s term, but its significance as a continuing public issue remains, analysts sought for comment said. The post Federalism unlikely now but still relevant — analysts appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Suarez remains minority leader, Duterte on Uson, Kris Aquino | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The House majority bloc retains Quezon Representative Danilo Suarez as minority leader. President Duterte does not think much about the controversy sparked by the lewd federalism jingle posted by Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson. Government rice imports in June fail to bring down rice prices. A ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: What’s with federalism?

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 9 January) – It is touted by its proponents, including President Rodrigo Duterte no less, to be a decisive step toward curing the country’s social, economic and political ills. But the type of federalism that the administration envisions remains nebulous at this stage. It has yet to present a model that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

TURNING POINT: The Military Semantics on Intelligence and the Marawi Crisis

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 31 May) – Defense Secretary Lorenzana does not consider the ongoing Marawi crisis as resulting from a failure of intelligence but from a misappreciation of military intelligence. The semantics, regardless, the fact remains that there was gross negligence in the command, resulting to a costly inaction that failed to prevent [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 31st, 2017

AFP backs Duterte amid oust plot – DND chief

MANILA, Philippines – Defense Secretary Deflin Lorenzana has assured the public the entire 125,000-strong Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) remains suppo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 31st, 2016

FEDERAL TALK: Preconditions, Process, and Timeframe towards the Future Republic of the Philippines

(Delivered at the Kusog Mindanaw Conference 2016 on 29 November 2016 at the Waterfront Insular Hotel by Lito Lorenzana, Centrist Democratic Party) Federalism is a subject matter that has occupied its Philippine advocates over the last three or four decade.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 4th, 2016

Interpol to choose president from Russia, US backed candidates

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates --- Interpol is to vote for its new president Wednesday, with the US backing a South Korean candidate who Moscow says is part of a last-minute effort to scuttle a Russian frontrunner's chances. Delegates from Interpol member nations are meeting in Dubai to replace Meng Hongwei, who went missing in his native China in September. Beijing later said Meng resigned after being charged with accepting bribes. The vote takes place Wednesday morning with the winner expected to be announced shortly after. The two leading candidates pit a US-backed South Korean against a Russian official who remains the favourite but has unnerved Western nations and some of ...Keep on reading: Interpol to choose president from Russia, US backed candidates.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News7 hr. 36 min. ago

Rajo Laurel hopeful Maymay Entrata will wear his design

Rajo Laurel remains patient as he waits for the day Maymay Entrata will walk down the catwalk wearing one of his creations. The fashion designer congratulated Entrata for her participation in the Arab Fashion Week by setting aside a Hello Kitty plush toy along with a handwritten message and sharing a snapshot of the items in a Nov. 20 tweet. Laurel wrote, "Sending you some Hello Kitty love! I know you love Hello Kitty... Still praying that you will one day walk in my fashion(?) show... till then sending you more admiration." Surprised and elated at the unexpected gift, Entrata shared the snapshot on her Instagram Stories on Nov. 20, with a reply. The actress apologized t...Keep on reading: Rajo Laurel hopeful Maymay Entrata will wear his design.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News7 hr. 36 min. ago

Gov’t asks tourism, travel industry: Avoid data theft, obey privacy law

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) on Wednesday reminded the country's travel and tourism industry players to make sure their customers' personal information remains protected against data theft. NPC Chairman Raymund Liboro encouraged travel and tourism companies to to comply with provisions of the Data Privacy Act (DPA) of 2012, as the industry is "seeing a steady, vibrant growth in demand, owing to the strong business climate and increasing domestic spending." The DPA aims "to protect the fundamental human right of privacy, of communication while ensuring free flow of information to promote innovation and growth." During the 20th Data Protection Officers Assembly, Liboro undersco...Keep on reading: Gov’t asks tourism, travel industry: Avoid data theft, obey privacy law.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News7 hr. 36 min. ago

‘Impressive:’ PH Navy flaunts first-ever missile system

ABOARD BRP DAVAO DEL SUR --- After a successful missile test fire in August, the Philippine Navy on Wednesday showed off its new capabilities with Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in the audience. It was the first time the Defense chief witnessed the live-fire capability of the high-end weapons acquired earlier this year, which ushered the missile age in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The demonstration, held at the vicinity of Lamao Point, Bataan, follows the rounds of sea acceptance tests conducted last August. The main target this time was the decommissioned BRP Dionisio Ojeda. The Spike-Extended Range (ER) Missile Launching System and Mini Typhoon Machine Gun Syst...Keep on reading: ‘Impressive:’ PH Navy flaunts first-ever missile system.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News7 hr. 36 min. ago

Frustration, chaos in ‘Califerno’

CHICO — It’s been 12 days since Christina Taft started the frantic search for her mother Victoria, who refused to evacuate their Paradise home as flames neared and six days since she gave authorities a cheek swab to identify remains that are likely her mother’s. More than a dozen people are marked as “unknowns,” without […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News15 hr. 48 min. ago

Death Toll from California Wildfires Rises to 77

The US authorities have recovered the remains of one person killed in California’s massive wildfires, which brings the death toll from the blaze to 77, Sheriff of California’s Butte County Kory Honea said on Monday. “One human remain was located today in the area of Butte Creek Canyon, outside. This brings the total number of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News19 hr. 10 min. ago

Francis Jardeleza remains richest Supreme Court justice

Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza remains the richest magistrate of the Supreme Court, while Associate Justice Marvic Leonen is still the poorest......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News20 hr. 49 min. ago

Reliable James

Unless you lived under a rock in recent memory, you couldn’t have missed LeBron James’ outstanding showing in two of the Los Angeles Lakers’ three most recent matches. Last week, he put up an eye-popping 44 (on 13-of-19 shooting) and finished an assist shy of a triple-double in an emphatic victory against the conference-leading Trailblazers. The other day, he crossed the half-century mark en route to his first triumph against the Heat since he left them in 2014. Both were fine examples of his transcendent play, and, certainly, proof that, even at 34, he remains capable of posting significant numbers......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

PSL sweep far from Petron s mind

After five matches, Petron remains flawless, prompting sideliners to believe that it is headed for another perfect season in the ongoing Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Jardeleza still richest justice at SC

Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza remains the wealthiest member of the Supreme Court, government disclosures showed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Jardeleza still richest SC justice; Leonen has least wealth

SupremeCourtAssociate Justice Francis Jardeleza remains therichestmagistrate of theSupremeCourtwith a net worth of P261, 076, 233.24 in his 2017 Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net worth (SALN).   Next to Jardeleza are Associate Justice Mariano Del Castillo, Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin S. Caguioa, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe, who make up the five richest magistrates.   Associate Justice Marvic Leonen is still the magistrate with the least declared wealth on his SALN with a net worth of P2,964,314.57.   Jardeleza's net worth has increased from P249-million in 2015 and P252,165,867.36 i...Keep on reading: Jardeleza still richest SC justice; Leonen has least wealth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Outlook for Philippine banks remains stable& shy;& shy;& mdash;Moody& rsquo;s in next 18 months

Outlook for Philippine banks remains stable& shy;& shy;& mdash;Moody& rsquo;s in next 18 months.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Drama, the long ball center of early season NBA intrigue

By Kyle Hightower, Associated Press There has been some early tinkering to lineups, a few hiccups and lots of drama to start the NBA season. None of the league’s final four teams from last season — Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Golden State — look like locks to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy this time. The addition of Carmelo Anthony to the Rockets’ roster produced more thorns than fruit, and now he is out. In Boston, the Celtics are having early trouble trying to figure out how best to use their overflowing mix of young and veteran talent following the return of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward from injuries. And Cleveland has gotten off to a predictable slow start to the post-LeBron James’ era, but few expected the total collapse by the Cavaliers. However, there is no drama like championship drama and the defending champion Warriors suddenly look more like the cast of a reality series than a harmonious lineup rolling along and vying for a third straight championship. Draymond’s Green public outburst at Kevin Durant during the Warriors’ overtime loss to the Clippers on Nov. 12 lingers. Now there is tension on a team that has managed to remain mostly drama-free during its run. Durant’s impending free agency, Green’s lack of an apology, and Steph Curry’s injury has opened a window for teams. Some of the NBA’s most recent mini-dynasties have dissipated because of infighting. Squabbling between Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls management at least contributed to their decline after Jordan’s second three-peat and subsequent second retirement in 1999. Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal couldn’t coexist long enough to extend the Los Angeles Lakers’ run of three straight titles from 2000 to 2002. Green has vowed the Warriors will still be there in the end. That remains to be seen. 3'S COMPANY Little guys doing work outside and big men camped out close to the basket is an old-school approach to basketball that’s starting to look as old as James Naismith’s original peach baskets. The NBA needs to send out thank-you cards to the ABA. Everyone digs the long ball. Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the 3-point shot in the league. Over those four decades it’s gone from being one of the handful of innovations carried over from the ABA to a necessity for any player — from guards to seven-footers — wanting to have longevity in the league. During the 2012-13 season, 33 NBA players listed at 6'8" or taller averaged at least one three-point attempt. That number grew to 124 last season. The 2018-19 season is barely two months old, but two teams (Boston and Golden State) have already logged 24 made three-pointers in a game. The record of 25 was set late last season by Cleveland. And in case anyone needed a reminder of the shot’s increased popularity, look no further than Milwaukee’s Brook Lopez. He became the third seven-footer in NBA history to hit eight three-pointers in a game when he did it against Denver last week. “You see the way the game’s trending, it’s definitely moving in that direction,” Lopez said. “I’m just trying to be professional, do my job, try to get my work in. I want to be as good as I can in every possible area of the game.” Lopez said Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has been supportive of him stepping out beyond the arc. “Regardless if I miss, if I have off-games where I don’t shoot as well, they just tell me” to keep shooting, Lopez said. Other veteran big men around the league are hearing similar refrains. THE WEEK AHEAD — San Antonio at New Orleans, Monday (Tuesday, PHL time): DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 points and 12 rebounds during the Spurs’ win in San Antonio earlier this month. The Pelicans look to return the favor after recovering nicely from a six-game losing skid. — Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland, Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time): In a pre-Turkey Day appetizer, LeBron James returns to face Cleveland for the first time this season following his free agency departure to L.A. — New Orleans at Philadelphia, Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time): The Pelicans get their first crack at the new-look 76ers following their acquisition of Jimmy Butler. — Portland at Golden State, Friday (Saturday, PHL time): The Warriors get a look at one of their chief challengers in the West when they meet the Blazers for the first time this season. ___ AP Sports Writer Genaro Armas in Milwaukee contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

DoTr, DND to build 4 airports

The secretaries of the Department of Transportation (DoTr) and the Department of National Defense (DND) on Monday signed a memorandum of agreement for the building of four DND airports. DoTr Secretary Arthur Tugade and DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana signed the MOA wherein the DoTr Air Sector will provide funds for four airport projects of DND […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018