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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

Lifting of martial law in Davao City under study

The proposal of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to lift martial law in the city will be assessed, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News8 hr. 23 min. ago

Federalism may not gain support – Duterte

President Duterte is now open to the possibility that his proposed shift to a federal government, one of his campaign promises, will not gain support......»»

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

The doctrine of Good Samaritan at Sea

The saga of our Filipino fishermen again resurfaced after a Philippine fishing boat,  F/B GEM-VER, partially sank near Recto Bank midnight of June 9,  which involved a Chinese vessel. Several versions later were aired, from the initial statement of the Filipino fishermen ( along with that of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana) that the Chinese vessel rammed […] The post The doctrine of Good Samaritan at Sea appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019

Peco debunks resignation of top exec

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo and Francis Allan L. Angelo ENGR. Randy Pastolero, assistant vice president for operations of Panay Electric Co. (Peco), remains an employee of the embattled power distribution firm. “Ari pa di siya subong. As of today, wala siya nagresign (He is still here. As of today, he has not resigned),” according to […] The post Peco debunks resignation of top exec appeared first on Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

Medellin town residents bid farewell to former mayor Ramirez

CEBU CITY, Philippines – It was a sad day for residents of the municipality of Medellin in northern Cebu. Many mourned while they tailed the funeral procession which brought the remains of the late councilor and former mayor Ricardo “Ricky” Ramirez from their town to his final resting place at the Queen City Memorial Garden […] The post Medellin town residents bid farewell to former mayor Ramirez appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

Will Duterte Stand with the Chinese, or with His Countrymen?

No matter how you try to slice it. No matter how you try to spin it. It remains extremely difficult to understand, much less justify Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s comments regarding the sinking of the Philippine fishing boat allegedly rammed, by a Chinese militia vessel ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

PBA: Brownlee is the man as Ginebra dominates NLEX

BATANGAS CITY — Stanley Pringle just debuted for Ginebra but Justin Brownlee remains as the team’s brightest star. Ginebra’s super import balled out Sunday here, leading the Gin Kings to a convincing 100-85 win over NLEX in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Brownlee was on fire against the Road Warriors, dropping 37 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists for the defending champs as the barangay won back-to-back games in the mid-season joust. Ginebra moved to 4-3 with the win and it appears that the Gin Kings’ early conference struggles are behind them.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

It depends : Duterte says he s unsure on resuming talks with Reds

President Rodrigo Duterte is unsure whether the peace talks with the communists will be revived but remains firm on his demand for communists to forge a ceasefire deal with the government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2019

Eddie Garcia sent off with standing ovation at cremation

MANILA, Philippines – It was a goodbye fit for a legend. As his remains were being placed in the crematorium, Eddie Garcia’s family and friends gave him one last standing ovation– a fitting final salute to the actor who even just days before his death was given the Best Actor nod at the Gawad Urian Awards ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2019

Lorenzana contradicts Locsin: Yes to joint probe with China

OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana believes that the Philippines should hold a joint probe with China on the sinking of a Filipino fishing boat in the West Philippine Sea, contradicting the position of Foreign Secretary  Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr . “Of course, I support it,” Lorenzana said in a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2019

Vivant eyes water, infrastructure projects in Cebu

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Aside from energy, Cebu-based company Vivant Corporation will venture into water treatment engineering and transport infrastructure projects that would “help solve the water and traffic problems in Metro Cebu.” “Our outlook for the business remains positive and we intend to play an active role in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2019

A consumption-driven economy

Consumer spending has traditionally been the driving force behind the growth of the Philippine economy in recent years, with households contributing majority of aggregate expenditures. This year, the outlook for the country’s economy remains strong, which is still expected to be led by robust consumer spending as a result of lower inflation. While annual private […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 21st, 2019

Eddie Garcia to be cremated immediately, wake to follow

MANILA, Philippines – Eddie Garcia’s remains have been removed from the Makati Medical Center, and are being transferred to The Heritage Park in Taguig City where he will be cremated at 11 pm on Thursday, June 20, his stepson Mikee Romero told media. Garcia, 90, died at 4:55 pm on June ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

Defense chief nanawagan ng kahinahunan sa Recto incident

NANANAWAGAN si Defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana para sa kahinahunan at itigil ang paggatong sa damdamin ng sambayanan sa usapin ng aksidenteng pagbangga at pagpapalubog ng isang Chinese vessel sa isang Filipino fishing boat malapit sa Recto Bank na sinasabing nakapaloob sa exclusive economic zone (EEZ)  ng Filipinas sa West Philippine Sea. Sa Kapihan sa Manila Bay ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

Costly projects get top priority – Pernia

CLARK, Pampanga: The government will prioritize costly infrastructure projects while the Philippines remains eligible to borrow funds at a lower cost, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said here on Tuesday night….READ The post Costly projects get top priority – Pernia appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

China remains largest bond issuer in East Asia

MANILA, Philippines - Local currency bond markets in emerging East Asia continued to expand over the first quarter of 2019 despite trade conflicts and moderating global growth, according to the Asi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

One Championship plans 80 shows, big roster expansion in 20

By Greg Beacham, Associated Press One Championship plans to stage about 80 martial arts shows in 2020, and the MMA promotion will roughly double its roster of fighters to do it. One CEO Chatri Sityodtong revealed his latest plans for ambitious expansion to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The promotion is putting on 45 events this year in Asia, but will sharply increase its schedule next year. One also will continue to keep its fights freely available to much of the world in response to what Sityodtong describes as a global desire from its broadcasters for more fighting content. One will still focus on its core Asian markets, but Sityodtong also is in discussions with broadcast partner Turner Sports to stage its first U.S. show next year. "Definitely a very tough task, but I think it's very doable, knock on wood," Sityodtong said of his extraordinary expansion plans. "We're on this rocket ship, and I've just got to hold on." By comparison, the UFC has 43 events currently on its 2019 schedule. One's expansion comes while the UFC is making a push into Asia, including the opening a $13 million performance institute in Shanghai to develop Chinese athletes. Unlike the UFC, One Championship includes fights in several martial arts disciplines on its cards. One's shows in 2020 will feature a mix of competitions, but its primary focus is still mixed martial arts — and a whole lot more of it. "The market can't get enough," Sityodtong said, citing his company's rising viewership figures on broadcast and digital channels. "Our fans can't get enough of our content, so we're trying to satiate demand, but every time we put out more content, things just go more viral. A lot of the free-to-air TV broadcasters, the digital broadcasters, they're all demanding more and more content from us, so we have to provide more and more content to the world." One reached a three-year broadcast deal with Turner last year, and is broadcast around the world on over-the-air television channels. Sityodtong sees an opportunity to increase his company's prominence in the U.S., where the UFC has put much of its fight content on ESPN Plus this year in its lucrative new deal. Sityodtong describes the UFC as One's "archrivals," although the UFC might not see it that way. But where the UFC sees value in exclusivity on ESPN, Sityodtong wants his fights available "everywhere and anywhere at all times." "(The UFC's) approach right now is they're behind a double paywall on ESPN Plus, which limits their reach," Sityodtong added. "That partnership is great for both companies and also great for the sport. That being said, it's a very different strategy from what One Championship is doing. We are focused on maximum distribution, maximum reach, frequency and engagement, and making our product accessible to the entire world. That's just a philosophical difference." Filling out One's ambitious new schedule will require more fighters, more staff and more events in the promotion's core markets such as Singapore, Jakarta, Beijing, Bangkok and various venues in the Philippines. Sityodtong expects to stage four fight cards per year in those main markets, but his ambition remains global — and the Harvard Business School graduate wants to plant a flag in North America. Sityodtong hasn't revealed a time and place for One's first U.S. show, but the company is opening offices in Los Angeles and New York this summer. The Singapore-based One already has a corporate presence across Asia from Tokyo to Bangalore, India. One has signed American fighters Demetrious Johnson, Eddie Alvarez and Sage Northcutt in recent months. Sityodtong is eager to land other non-Asian free agent veterans, but One will stay focused on finding its core talent across Asia. "We look for athletes that we can appreciate and admire for their mastery of martial arts, but also admire their life stories and their values," Sityodtong said. "That's very important, and I think that's the biggest differentiating factor for One Championship versus our global competitor in the West.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

Duterte is pro-Filipino, not pro-China – Lorenzana

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana yesterday insisted that President Duterte is pro-Filipino and denied the claim of critics that the Chief Executive is defending China over the recent sinking of a Filipino fishing boat in the West Philippine Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

‘No need to invoke MDT in Recto Bank incident’

The hitting of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese vessel at midnight of June 9 in Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea was not an armed attack on the Philippines, hence not covered by the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) with the United States, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019