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More politics will worsen the Philippines’ power deficiency

More politics will worsen the Philippines’ power deficiency.....»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineSep 11th, 2019

Invitation still open for Chinese merchant power plant builders — Energy dep’t says

THE Department of Energy (DoE) said it will continue to pursue a program inviting China to put up merchant power plants in the Philippines to help augment the supply deficiency......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2019

Citizen wish list for Metro mayors: Fix traffic, lower cost of living

MANILA, Philippines – Metro Manila represents the best and the worst of the Philippines. While it is the country's seat of power, both economically and politically, it is also a stark symbol of  uneven regional development  and wide inequality. While it is a place rich in history, a center of development and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News10 hr. 9 min. ago

MMDA humiling ng ‘police power’ para solusyon sa mabigat na trapiko

Manila, Philippines – Humiling ng police power ang Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) sa pagpapaluwag ng trapiko para maging mas epektibo ang mga enforcer. Sa pahayag ni MMDA traffic czar Bong Nebrija, hirap silang solusyonan ang problema sa mabigat na daloy ng trapiko dahil wala umanong pangil ang kapangyarihang ibinigay sa kanila ng batas. “Right […] The post MMDA humiling ng ‘police power’ para solusyon sa mabigat na trapiko appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated News21 hr. 22 min. ago

Nat’l team availability issue looms for Grand Prix 2nd leg

Alyssa Valdez and four other players’ participation in the second leg of the Southeast Asian Grand Prix, which the country will host next month, is up in the air with the possible conflict of schedule with their club league. The power-hitter will miss the national team’s first leg stint of the Grand Prix in Nakhon Ratchasima starting on Sept. 20, as Valdez is still recovering from a right ankle injury she sustained last week. The league, which features the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, will make a stop in Sta. Rosa, Laguna from Oct. 4-6. However, Valdez as well as Creamline teammate Jia Morado, Jovelyn Gonzaga of PacificTown Army, Maddie Madayag of ChocoMucho and University of Sto. Tomas’ Eya Laure who are all playing in the ongoing Premier Volleyball League might not be available as they have game schedule with their clubs on those dates.      “I guess we have to work hand-in-hand siguro sa scheduling,” said Valdez. “Our tournament has released also the upcoming games for the second round and the semifinals and finals towards the latter part of the tournament.” Valdez and Morado have a scheduled match against Madayag’s ChocoMucho on Oct. 5 in Iloilo City while Gonzaga’s PacificTown Army will face PetroGazz on the same out-of-town PVL Season 3 Open Conference playdate. On the other hand, Laure as well as national team assistant coach Kungfu Reyes have a semifinals date with Ateneo de Manila University in the Collegiate Conference on Oct. 6. “I believe na it's gonna be the talk then of the management, siyempre Creamline. Hindi naman kasi Creamline 'yung I think affected sa scheduling e, marami ring mga team,” Valdez said. “So hopefully, makapagusap usap na 'yung mga management and the LVPI [Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc.] para mas maganda 'yung magiging result, hopefully,” she added. As part of their preparation for the 30th Southeast Asian Games in Manila, the Nationals are also set to participate in the Philippine Superliga Super Cup on Nov. 5, 7 and 9 where the Pinay squad will be pitted against a university team from Japan and two selections made up of PSL players. But even this will be a problem for PVL players as Game 1 or Game 2 of the Open Conference Finals is set on Nov. 9.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019

Fury treading carefully as he fights Sweden s Otto Wallin

By TIM DAHLBERG AP Boxing Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tyson Fury ended Wladimir Klitschko's long reign as heavyweight champion and showed how Deontay Wilder could be beaten, only to leave the ring with a draw. Lately, though, Fury has been treading more carefully. Perhaps too carefully for a man who considers himself the heavyweight champion of the world. Fury fights his second straight no-name opponent Saturday night, taking on Sweden's Otto Wallin in a scheduled 12-round fight. The big Englishman is a huge favorite in a bout that seems little more than a chance for Fury to break a sweat and collect a payday while awaiting a scheduled February rematch with Wilder. "The unknown is more exciting," Fury said of his latest opponent. "But the fact is I don't underestimate anybody. I give everybody the ultimate respect. I've trained hard for this fight, as hard as I've trained for any fight." Fury hasn't exactly been taking on the stars of the heavyweight division since fighting to a draw in December against Wilder — a fight he would have won had he not been knocked to the canvas in the final round. But he is filling airtime for promoter Bob Arum as part of a deal with ESPN, as well as giving American fight fans another chance to catch his always entertaining act. Not that he's terribly concerned about Wallin or what he brings to the ring. Fury said this week he knows little about the Swedish fighter, who is undefeated but has rarely ventured out of his home country or fought any top opposition. "I've never met a man I couldn't beat," Fury said. "So he's going to be no exception." If any fighter can be given a pass for his recent level of opposition, though, it's Fury. He hasn't ducked tough fights in the past — Klitschko and Wilder in particular — and wants to fight as often as possible because training every day helps keep his many demons away. So he enters the ring for his second fight in this boxing town in three months, the first a second round knockout over equally unknown German Tom Schwarz. "I've going from being very depressed and down and out to being the lineal champion of the world fighting in Las Vegas two times," Fury said. "It's fantastic for me." Fury's troubles have been well documented, from a huge weight gain after beating Klitschko in 2015 to contemplating suicide to heavy use of drugs and alcohol. He didn't fight for more than two years after winning the title but is now in the middle of a comeback in what has become an interesting heavyweight division. At 6-foot-9, he is a towering sight in the ring, and though he's not known for big punching power he does possess boxing skills more generally seen on much smaller fighters. He hasn't lost in 28 pro fights, though he seemed on the verge of losing to Wilder after being knocked flat on his back in the final round. Fury said he thought he won 10 of the 12 rounds against Wilder in Los Angeles, controlling most of the fight behind his right jab. The draw was the first blemish on his record, but Fury said he didn't take long to put it in the past. "I was never upset about the draw. I understand boxing, I understand politics," he said. "It's not the first time it's every happened and it surely won't be the last. Neither of us lost an O and we get to do it again. We get paid twice for one fight actually." Fury and Wilder have both signed for the rematch, but both need to win interim fights first. That means beating Wallin, who is a 25-1 underdog despite being unbeaten in 20 fights. "It's a dream come true for me," Wallin said. "I come from a small place in Sweden and now I'm here in the big stage. I'm well-schooled, I've got good offense, good defense. I think I have what it takes to pull an upset.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 14th, 2019

STATEMENT| Abound in Hope by the Power of the Holy Spirit! Support the Call for Resumption of the GRP-NDFP Peace Talks!

The climate is different from that three years ago. Then, at the onset of the Duterte presidency there was vibrant optimism as the formal peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines resumed in earnest......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsSep 13th, 2019

Meralco lowers rates for 5th straight month

MANILA, Philippines – The Manila Electric Company (Meralco)  will lower power rates for the 5th consecutive month, as generation charges decreased in the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM). Rates for September were adjusted to P0.526 per kilowatt hour (kWh), which would slash the bill of a typical ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2019

PetroGazz ends Motolite streak; Air Force nabs first win

    MANILA, Philippines – The PetroGazz Angels overwhelmed the shorthanded Motolite Power Builders, 25-22, 25-16, 28-26 to extend their winning streak in the 2019 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference on Sunday, September 8, at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. The clutch performance from the veterans ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2019

Nietos power Ateneo

Ateneo de Manila University unleashed a strong second-quarter explosion to edge its rival De La Salle University, 81-69, in Season 82 of the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Sunday night at the Araneta Coliseum. Mike and Matt Nieto ran the show, sparking a strong second-quarter rally to keep the Blue Eagles undefeated. Matt […] The post Nietos power Ateneo appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 8th, 2019

Bishops pray for sedition accusers: May they meet the God of all Truths

MANILA, Philippines – The power of prayer remains the strongest weapon of the 4 bishops who have been accused of sedition by the Philippine National Police's Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG). Novaliches Bishop Emeritus Teodoro Bacani Jr, Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco, Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, and Lingayen-Dagupan ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2019

Mindanao power spot market reset next year

Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines (IEMOP) has pushed back anew the full operations of the wholesale electricity spot market (WESM) in Mindanao to next year, its top official said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 8th, 2019

DBP lends P1.1 billion for Mindanao hydro facility

State-run Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has extended P1.1 billion in loan assistance to fund the construction of an 11.9 megawatt hydroelectric power plant in Lanao del Norte, a top official said yesterday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 7th, 2019

Should We Go Solar? (Last of Three Parts)

Extensively amended based on stakeholders inputs, House Bill 8179’s final version (1) Limits the scope to “remote and unviable, unserved, or underserved areas,” in selected provinces with less than 2% of the power demand of the Philippines, (2) Requires use of renewable energy, (3) Subjects the grantees to regulation by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsSep 6th, 2019

MRT resume partial operations, repairs still ongoing

This is a developing story. Refresh this page for the latest updates. MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said it had restored partial operations of the MRT-3 train service as of 9:45 am Friday, September 6, after a cut in the overhead power line crippled the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2019

NUJP: Panelo s threat to sue news sites shows how libel is used for revenge

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo's threat to file libel raps against two news websites shows how libel in the Philippines can be used by those in power as a tool for revenge rather than a legal remedy, a journalists' group said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2019

FIBA: Serbia eliminates Gilas from World Cup with 59-point win

The Gilas Pilipinas loss to Italy was bad but it somehow got worse as the national team ran into a gold-medal favorite in Serbia. The Philippines fought hard but Serbia was just too overwhelming with its star power Monday and the world no. 4 Serbians took a 126-67 victory in Group D play of the 2019 FIBA World Cup at the Foshan International Sports & Cultural Arena. Coming off a 46-point beatdown to Italy Saturday, Gilas was noticeably sharper to start against the Serbians. The national team even took its first lead of the World Cup as a Paul Lee jumper pushed the Philippines ahead, 9-7. However, that didn’t last long and Serbia unloaded a 21-4 run to end the opening period. Gilas got to within 11 multiple times in the second quarter as CJ Perez and Robert Bolick were once again amazing for the national team. But the top PBA rookies’ effort was not enough especially when Serbia sent its best 5 on the floor led by Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic. The Serbians piled up the points and had a commanding 27-point lead at halftime, shooting 68 percent from the field. Led by Bogdan Bogdanovic, the Serbians increased their shooting percentage and dropped the hammer in the third period, outscoring Gilas, 37-13, to almost double their lead, 99-48. It was cruise control for Serbia in the fourth as they finished up with a 59-point victory, joining Italy to the second round of the World Cup as Group D representatives. The Serbians shot 75 percent from the field and had seven players in double figures led by Nemanja Bjelica with 20 points. Bogdan Bogdanovic dropped 17 points on four triples while Nikola Jokic was good for 11 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. For Gilas Pilipinas, CJ Perez once again was the shining star, leading the team in scoring with 16 points off the bench. Paul Lee started and scored 15 points for the Philippines but no other player  cracked double figures for Gilas. Andray Blatche shot 2/10 from the floor for five points before fouling out. Gilas wraps up group play against Angola (0-2) Wednesday before heading to Beijing for the 17-32 classification phase.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2019

PVL: Lady Eagles set sights on third straight win

Unbeaten Ateneo de Manila University may have the advantage in firepower against San Beda University but Lady Eagles head coach Oliver Almadro is not discounting the dangerous Lady Red Spikers. Ateneo will take on resurging San Beda on Saturday in the main game of the triple-bill action in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Collegiate Conference Group A at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. “Hindi pwedeng i-take for granted any team here in the PVL,” said Almadro, who steered Ateneo to the UAAP Season 81 throne. “They will not be invited here in the PVL in the first place if they are not capable of showing their best.” Game time is at 12:00 noon and will air live via iWant and livestream. The Lady Eagles share the lead with Adamson University after beating Letran in four set in the opener before dominating San Sebastian College 25-17, 25-17, 25-8, last week. Veteran Ponggay Gaston, who debuted with 10 points against the Lady Stags after skipping the opener, will lead the charge of Ateneo with rookie Faith Nisperos, who is averaging 17 points per game, Erika Raagas, Vannie Gandler, Jules Samonte and setter Jaja Maraguinot.   The Lady Red Spikers recovered from an opening-day defeat to Adamson U with a come-from-behind, 21-25, 21-25, 25-23, 25-8, 15-11 victory over Letran last week. League-leading scorer Cesca Racraquin, who is averaging 18.5 point per game and dropped 27 points last outing, Kimberly Manzano and Ella Viray will try to power San Beda to a huge upset. Meanwhile, NCAA champion Arellano University seeks a third straight win when the Lady Chiefs collide with Far Eastern University at 10:00 a.m. in group B. Arellano U is tied with University of Sto. Tomas at the top spot with 2-0 win-loss record. The Lady Chiefs defeated Lyceum of the Philippines University in five sets last week despite playing sans four injured players including veteran hitter Regine Arocha.   The Lady Tams recovered from a shocking opening day loss to College of St. Benilde after sweeping TIP last week. FEU and CSB are tied at 1-1 card. In the 8:00 a.m. opener, the Lady Blazers face the winless Lady Pirates.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 30th, 2019

WATCH: Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce in The Two Popes teaser trailer

MANILA, Philippines – Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce are starring in the upcoming film The Two Popes, and by the looks of the trailer, the two screen legends will be delivering powerhouse performances. The Two Popes tells the story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the Vatican ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2019

BVR on Tour Gran Ola, Lianga leg: USA Olympian David McKienzie to take part in 2-day spikefest

American Olympian David McKienzie will add spice to the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour Gran Ola, Lianga leg which opens this Saturday in Surigao del Sur.   An All-American while playing for California State University, Long Beach, McKienzie will arrive on Friday and is looking forward to compete against a stacked field of players from the national team preparing for the 30th Southeast Asian Games, as well as standouts from club and collegiate teams at the Gran Ola Eco Surf Camp sand court.   "I haven’t played a tournament since September 2018, so very excited to play again. I have only been to Manila, so I am always excited to go somewhere new. It will be nice to experience another part of Philippines," said McKienzie.     The tournament will have star power as battle-tested sand court veterans Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons, who gave the Philippines a quarterfinals finish in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open last May, will play as part of their build-up for the SEA Games which the country is hosting later in the year.   Participants in the two-day competition which the scenic town of Lianga is hosting for the third straight year are up for a treat as they will get a lot of valuable lessons from McKienzie, who played for the United States in the 2012 London Olympics and a veteran of FIVB World Tours.   "I know indoor volleyball is quite popular in Philippines. But I really encourage all players to try beach volleyball. If you are looking to improve at volleyball, then beach volleyball is the best tool by far. It will help you improve all your basic skills and efficiency, improve your physical conditioning and increase your volleyball IQ and mental fortitude. I encourage everyone to get involved with beach volleyball and to support BVR and their quest to grow the sport," said McKienzie, who is now married to Malaysian actress Lana Nodin and has a nine-month old son.    "I always like to be involved with volleyball in one way or another. If I can use my presence to help promote the sport and spark interest, then I am definitely up for it. I would very much like to come for as many BVR events as possible," he added.     In the same Lianga event last year, Thailand 2’s Nasuda Janmong and Saranya Laesood bested BanKo-Perlas 1’s Dzi Gervacio and Bea Tan in the women's division, while another international pair, Austria-Norway tandem of Marian Klaffinger and Aleksander Sorum, ruled the men's division, beating Air Force's Ranran Abdilla and Jessie Lopez.   The Lianga leg will be the fifth for the year and the 41st overall since the popular beach volleyball circuit began in 2015.   For more updates, please follow BVR's Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2019

Napocor awards contracts for projects in Mimaropa, Catanduanes

MANILA, Philippines – State-run National Power Corporation (Napocor) has awarded multiple power transmission contracts for projects in Catanduanes and in 3 provinces in the Mimaropa region. The contracts amount to a total of P1.286 billion.  After a public bidding, SL Development Construction Corp (SLDCC) and DM Consunji ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2019