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National ID to be pilot-tested in select regions

The newly signed Philippine Identification System Act will be first implemented in selected regions in the coming months before the full five-year implementation, the National Economic and Development Authority said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 11th, 2018

Gov’t to launch national ID by December

MANILA, Philippines – Select regions and families will be the first to get their hands on the new national ID  for its pilot launch on December. The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announced on Friday, August 24, that they intend to launch the cards for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

PNP to deploy SAF vs ‘lawless violence’

The elite Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police (PNP) will be deployed in the regions identified by President Duterte as areas where “lawless violence” is rampant......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Gilas Guiao to Jordan s Stiebing: 'I was challenging him to take my ass'

MANILA, Philippines --- One thing about head coach Yeng Guiao is that he's not going take anything from anyone. He will stand up for himself. Seriously, literally anyone familiar with the PBA knows that as a fact. Guiao and his Gilas Pilipinas were tested Wednesday at the Meralco Gym here as the national team's practice game against Jordan unfortunately ended with a commotion. As Jordan was protesting a foul call in the fourth quarter, things escalated to the point that the Jordan national team ended up walking out for good. The final incident was triggered after a Jordan player ended up throwing the ball on Scottie Thompson --- an action that merits automatic ejection in the PBA, much like what happened to Blackwater's Mike Digregorio a couple of weeks back in the 2018 Governors' Cup. While that action seems harmless enough and the penalty actually severe on a first look, the PBA Commissioner's office reasons that those plays can lead to fights. It almost did Wednesday. Guiao and Jordan head coach Joseph Stiebing got into an intense verbal altercation at mid-court and the visitors decided to end the game prematurely at the 6:26 mark of the fourth and with Gilas up, 82-73. "I felt that they were getting too rugged on us. Even in the beginning, even in the first game. Of course, it's also the responsibility of the referees to take control of the game. It's also my responsibility to keep my players safe. There's a lot of second motion happening, they were very rugged," Guiao said, narrating on how the game ended up from being a friendly to a near-brawl. "The coach [Stiebing] said he was ready to take my ass. I was challenging him to take my ass pero hindi naman niya ginawa," he added. Stiebing didn't deny that he had some choice words for Guiao but he said that those came during the heat of the moment. The Jordan coach for his part, was very particular about Guiao allegedly cursing at his players. Stiebing said he asked Guiao to stop but coach Yeng persisted. Stiebing's reasoning is that coaches cursing at opposing players could lead to fights breaking out. Which again, it almost happened Wednesday night. "When an opposing coach curses at your players and calls them names, I think that's crossing the lines, and I think that's what got me upset. I asked the coach earlier, I said, 'Please, don't talk to my players.' And then he did it again. I've had players before, if a coach curses at them, they'll go after them and start a fight. I think that's unprofessional," Stiebing said of Guiao. "And you know, I told the coach [Guiao] something that I shouldn't have said but I didn't curse at him and it was just at the heat of the battle. But I did ask him twice not to curse at my guys and he continued to do it even after that," he added. Guiao naturally defended Gilas and the actions of him and the national team in this tune-up game gone wrong. Coach Yeng insists that they didn't do anything wrong and that the least Jordan could have done was be respectful guests. Countless second motions don't make respectful guests says Guiao. "I don't know if they're really inherently rugged or dirty, they were accusing us of being dirty. I don't know what dirty things we did, hindi ko alam sinasabi nila. But sila, ang dami nilang second motion. Even that incident that triggered the whole thing, their player threw the ball at our player, which was unnecessary," he said. "They're our guest ano, maybe it's a two-way thing. But we did not do anything to them that they did not deserve. Ganun lang yun," Guiao added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

BVR: Barbon-Eslapor, Guzman-Arbasto pairs prevail in Dumaguete

DUMAGUETE CITY -- Babylove Barbon and Genesa Eslapor scored a 21-17, 21-17 victory over Charo Soriano and Bea Tan in an early showdown of women's favorites in the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour Monday at the Rizal Boulevard sand court here. Using their quickness and court smarts, Barbon and Eslapor of UAAP titleholder University of Santo Tomas were able to pull through against the battle-tested Perlas pair which they fashioned out in front of a huge crowd led by Dumaguete Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo. Returning to the site of their triumphant 23rd Philippine University Games championship late last month which they hope to replicate in the ninth leg of the tour, Barbon and Eslapor are installed as one of the teams to beat. Former UAAP champions KR Guzman and Krung Arbasto of Tiger Wings opened their championship bid in the men's division with a 21-19, 13-21, 15-12 win over Deanne Neil Depedro and Harold Parcia of USLS in Group B. Based on the warm reception received from the fans on opening day, Dumaguete is a cinch to one of BVR regular venues next year. "Having tournaments in Dumaguete will really boost the development of beach volleyball in this area," said Philippine University Games president Roger Banzuela during Sunday night's welcome dinner. "We like to thank Beach Volleyball Republic founders Bea (Tan) and Charo (Soriano). They have done a good job in promoting the sport in our country," the veteran USLS coach added.  In Group A, Samaa Miyagawa of Japan and Tin Lai of Hong Kong set in motion their title aspirations with a 21-9, 21-8 romp of Cebu's Dij Rodriguez and Dannah Jimenez. In other women's morning matches, Dzi Gervacio and Jen Acain, combining forces for Perlas and Air Force, turned back Dipolog's Angelina Damas and Grace Barrica, 21-16, 21-6, in Group A while Mahriz Cosain and Bianca Lizares of USLS toppec Jennymar Senares and Jennifer Cosas of Bacolod, 23-21, 21-13, in Group B.  Erjane Magdato and Alexa Polidario of UNO-R pinned Dipolog its second loss with a 21-2, 21-10 victory. Efraim Dimaculangan and Rancel Vergara of UST overcame Simon Aguillon and Ralph Savellano of Bacolod, 21-12, 28-26, in Group A. James Buytrago and Edward Camposano of National University scored a 24-22, 22-20 Group B conquest of Foundation University of Dumaguete's Jestorni Tubosa and Jayron Eltanal.  Bacolod bounced back from its first loss with a 24-22, 24-22 win over Dumaguete's Reynald Catipay and Buensuceso Sayson......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Generika Drugstore donates vitamins to correctional institute for women

IN celebration of the National Correctional Consciousness Week, pioneer generic medicine pharmacy Generika Drugstore donated one month’s supply of Nutrawell Sodium Ascorbate vitamins to select inmates at the Correctional Institute...READ MORE The post Generika Drugstore donates vitamins to correctional institute for women appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Mindanao inflation rate remains higher than national average

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The inflation rate in all 6 Mindanao regions generally remained high compared to the national average of 6.7% in October although 4 regions registered lower rates compared to the previous month, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) released on Tuesday, November 6, showed. In ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Duterte orders DOJ to pursue case tagging CPP-NPA as terror group

  President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to pursue its case in declaring theCommunist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) as a terrorist organization. Duterte gave the directiveon Tuesdayas he convened theExecutive Committee of the National Security Council (EC-NSC) at the Ebuen Airbase in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Duterte and select government officials "reviewed and discussed issues and concerns which disturb our national security." Among the matters discussed, Panelo said, were the "recent anarchical activities" of the communist rebels. He said the President was "unwavering with regard...Keep on reading: Duterte orders DOJ to pursue case tagging CPP-NPA as terror group.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

11.8K Families Affected by ‘Rosita’

Around 11,878 families or equivalent to 38,398 persons were affected by inclement weather caused by Typhoon Rosita, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its 6 a.m. update Wednesday. The report, which was signed by NDRRMC executive director Ricardo Jalad, said the affected families are from 478 barangays in Regions 1, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

NEA taps Toshiba to pilot hydrogen power in off-grids

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) has secured a partner to put up the country’s pilot self-sufficient hydrogen energy system in off-grid areas as part of its rural electrification initiatives......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

2018-19 NBA referees: By the Numbers

NBA press release NEW YORK – Sixty-five referees will compose the NBA officiating staff for the 2018-19 season.  Below are some numbers and tidbits pertaining to this season’s NBA officials. On The Court · 33 – Ken Mauer is entering his 33rd season as an NBA referee, the most for any current official.  He is followed by Ron Garretson, who begins his 32nd season. · 1,904/238 – Garretson has called 1,904 regular-season games and 238 playoff games, the most of any current official in each category. · 1,408 – Monty McCutchen worked 1,408 regular-season games – along with 169 playoff games (including 16 NBA Finals games) – before stepping off the court last season to oversee day-to-day management and on-court performance of all officials as Vice President, Head of Referee Development and Training. · 20 – Mike Callahan leads active referees with 20 NBA Finals games officiated, followed by Mauer with 19 and Scott Foster with 18. · 37/27 – 37 of the 65 officials (57%) have at least 10 years of experience, while 27 of the 65 (42%) have 15 or more years of experience. · 75.4 – 49 of the 65 referees (75.4%) have worked in the G League. · 33.8 – 22 of the 65 referees (33.8%) have WNBA officiating experience. Off The Court · 3,600 – Senior Vice President and Head of Referee Operations Michelle Johnson logged more than 3,600 flight hours as a pilot for the United States Air Force during her 36-year career. The former three-star general was the 19th Superintendent at the U.S. Air Force Academy, where she was a graduate and the first woman inducted into the Air Force Sports Hall of Fame after a stellar basketball career for the Falcons. · 1987 – President of League Operations Byron Spruell was an offensive lineman and co-captain of the 1987 Notre Dame football team helping future Pro Football Hall of Famer Tim Brown win the Heisman Trophy that season. · 1977 – Mauer earned All-Big Ten honors in 1977 for the University of Minnesota’s baseball team, helping lead the Golden Gophers to the College World Series alongside future Baseball Hall of Famer Paul Molitor. · 87 – NBA official Eric Dalen wore No. 87 as a two-time letterman at tight end for the University of Minnesota. · 12 – NBA official Leroy Richardson spent 12 years in the United States Navy (1982-94), serving as a surface warfare specialist and underwater sea surveillance specialist. · 9 – Historically Black Colleges and Universities are represented by nine referees: Bennie Adams (Southern University); Tony Brown (Clark Atlanta University); Derrick Collins (Xavier University in New Orleans); Sean Corbin (Coppin State University); Courtney Kirkland (Southern University); Karl Lane (Philander Smith College); Eric Lewis (Bethune Cookman College); CJ Washington (Southern University); and Tom Washington (Norfolk State University). · 7 – The NBA referee roster features seven officials who have earned advanced degrees: Adams (MS, Southern University, 1993); Brent Barnaky (JD, Nova Southeastern Law School, 2001); Kevin Cutler (MS, Cal State Dominguez Hills, 2005); Tyler Ford (MA, Ball State University, 2009); Lauren Holtkamp (MS, Drury University, 2004; MDV, Emory University, 2010); Kevin Scott (MS, Georgia Southern University, 2002); and Sean Wright (MBA, University of Mobile, 1996). · 4 – This year’s staff features four second-generation NBA referees: James Capers, the son of former NBA referee James Capers, Sr.; JB DeRosa, the son of former official Joe DeRosa; Brian Forte, the son of Joe Forte; and Garretson, the son of former NBA official Darell Garretson. · 4 – Four referees – Derek Richardson, Leroy Richardson, Wright and Zach Zarba – were born in New York City, the most for any major U.S. city.  New Orleans and Miami have produced three referees each. · 3 – Three officials have served in the U.S. military, including Matt Boland (Connecticut National Guard), Rodney Mott (U.S. Navy) and Leroy Richards (U.S. Navy). In addition, NBA Senior Vice President and Head of Referee Operations Michelle Johnson is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. · 2 – Two referees were born in Eastern Europe: Marat Kogut (Kiev, Ukraine) and Gediminas Petraitis (Kaunas, Lithuania). · 2 – This year’s officiating staff includes two sets of referees with family ties.  Lauren Holtkamp and Jonathan Sterling are married to each other, while Jacyn and John Goble are the only brothers officiating this season......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Milo Marathon runner hit by car

Hazel Conde, a Milo Marathon participant, was accidentally hit by a car during Sunday morning's race in Cebu. Abel Tanjay, a 19-year-old college student and a resident of Barangay Punta Princesa in Cebu City, sideswiped Conde along P. Del Rosario corner Jakosalem St. while she was competing in the 42nd National Milo Marathon Cebu leg. The 22-year-old Conde, who suffered bruises and injury to the head, was brought to the Saint Vincent Hospital and was later transferred to UC Med for further medical examinations. Milo Marathon organizers said Tanjay tested negative for alcohol, contrary to what was reported a few moments after the accident happened. According to Ricky Ballesteros, th...Keep on reading: Milo Marathon runner hit by car.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Tsunami threat as 7.0-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea

SYDNEY, Australia -- A major 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea's New Britain island on Thursday, triggering a tsunami warning. Hazardous tsunami waves were forecast for some coasts, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. Tsunami waves were forecast to be less than 0.3 meters (one foot) high for the coasts of PNG and Solomon Islands, it said, adding that wave amplitudes could vary between regions. A spokesman for PNG's National Disaster Management Office in Port Moresby said there were no immediate reports of damage from the quake but these typically took several hours to reach the capital after a major shake. He was unable to comment on the tsunami threat...Keep on reading: Tsunami threat as 7.0-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

DICT eyes pilot test for fiber backbone in Q4

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is ramping up the realization of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) as it seeks to fire up the fiber backbone this fourth quarter. The agency said on Thursday that the National Fiber Backbone (NFB) would have a pilot run between November and December this year in some [...] The post DICT eyes pilot test for fiber backbone in Q4 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

DICT to start pilot tests for national broadband plan next month

THE Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said that next month it will start the pilot test of its fiber backbone facility that will be used for the implementation of the national broadband plan. The post DICT to start pilot tests for national broadband plan next month appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Calamity declaration to ease inflation — NEDA

President Duterte’s declaration of a state of calamity in four regions battered by Typhoon Ompong would “help manage expectations” on the rising prices of consumer goods and services, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Selection of third major telco by December on track as gov’t issues final terms

THE DEPARTMENT of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) published on Friday the final terms of reference (ToR) outlining the process by which the government will select by December a third major player in the telecommunications industry. The post Selection of third major telco by December on track as gov’t issues final terms appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Declare state of calamity in 4 regions, Duterte asked

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council is recommending the declaration of a state of calamity in four regions battered by Typhoon Ompong, according to the National Economic and Development Authority......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

NEDA backs state of calamity declaration in typhoon-ravaged areas

THE National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) backed the declaration of a state of calamity in regions affected by typhoon Ompong, as it would allow authorities to impose price ceilings on basic goods to help soften inflation in hard-hit areas. The post NEDA backs state of calamity declaration in typhoon-ravaged areas appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Selection of third major telco on track by December as gov’t issues final terms

THE DEPARTMENT of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) published on Friday the final terms of reference (ToR) outlining the process by which the government will select by December a third major player in the telecommunications industry. The post Selection of third major telco on track by December as gov’t issues final terms appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

Duterte urged to declare state of calamity in Typhoon Ompong-hit regions

MANILA, Philippines – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has submitted their proposal to President Rodrigo Duterte for the declaration of a state of calamity in all 4 regions of northern Luzon that were hammered  by  Typhoon Ompong (Mankhut) . National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Undersecretary Adoracion Navarro ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018