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Nationwide Round-Up

Alejano takes police to task on IRR for subpoena powers A LAWMAKER has taken the Philippine National Police (PNP) to task and urged it to come up with implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on the performance of its subpoena powers. In a statement on Tuesday, Magdalo Party-list Representative Gary C. Alejano said: “I urge the […] The post Nationwide Round-Up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMar 14th, 2018

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Guevarra cites “personal confidence” in appointing new usecs, asec JUSTICE SECRETARY Menardo I. Guevarra on Wednesday explained it was a matter of trust and confidence that prompted him to replace three undersecretaries and an assistant secretary in the Department of Justice (DoJ). “I need people whom I know well and trust to help,” Mr. Guevarra […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

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VP Robredo ready to head united opposition groups in 2019 polls VICE PRESIDENT Maria Leonor “Leni” G. Robredo on Tuesday said she is ready to take on the role as the leader of opposition groups planning to unite ahead of the 2019 midterm elections. At a press briefing in Quezon City, Ms. Robredo, the opposition […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

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Roque derides Sison over Duterte ouster comment PRESIDENTIAL SPOKESPERSON Harry L. Roque, Jr. on Monday said exiled communist leader Jose Maria “Joma” Sison is “dreaming” for saying that President Rodrigo R. Duterte “will be ousted.” “Joma Sison, wake up,” Mr. Roque said in Filipino, and challenged the founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

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JBC set to interview Supreme Court associate justice candidates THE JUDICIAL and Bar Council (JBC) is set to interview on Thursday six candidates for the position of Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice to replace Presbitero J. Velasco, Jr., who will compulsorily retire on Aug. 8, according to the court’s Public Information Office (PIO). Lined up […] The post Nationwide Round-Up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

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Ex-PCSO GM Uriarte cleared by Sandiganbayan ANTI-GRAFT court Sandiganbayan has dropped the P365.9-million plunder charges against former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) general manager Rosario C. Uriarte. The ruling came a year after the Supreme Court (SC) acquitted former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and former PCSO budget and accounts manager Benigno B. […] The post Nationwide Round-Up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

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PNP signs deal with Samsung for emergency app THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) signed on Wednesday a memorandum of agreement with Samsung Electronics Philippines, Inc. to develop a mobile application that would allow users to contact the police easily during emergencies. Samsung 321, an application already embedded in Samsung devices, contains the emergency contact numbers […] The post Nationwide Round-Up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

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Transport group doubts gov’t can find jeepney drivers alternative jobs A TRANSPORT group leader said the government’s recent statement that agencies are working to find alternative jobs for jeepney drivers confirms their position that the modernization program will ultimately leave many of them without livelihood. “It only proves our assumption that the jeepney phaseout is […] The post Nationwide Round-Up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

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PNP maintains drug war within the law THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) maintained its operations against illegal drugs are lawful after Human Rights Watch issued a statement yesterday saying outgoing Police Director-General Ronald M. dela Rosa “will leave behind a police force with a sordid human rights record unmatched since the Marcos dictatorship.” PNP spokesperson […] The post Nationwide Round-Up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

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Palace questions choice of Facebook fact-checking partners MALACAÑANG ON Monday, April 16, raised the possibility that pro-administration Facebook users may shift to another platform following the social network’s decision to enter into a fact-checking partnership with Rappler.com and Vera Files. “My advice is for the Facebook users to make their wishes known to Facebook and, […] The post Nationwide Round-Up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

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CIDG given until April 30 to submit more evidence vs Espinosa​, others THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) on Thursday gave the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and the Office of Solicitor General (OSG) until April 30 to submit any additional evidence in the reopened investigation against several high-profile drug suspects. The original complaint against […] The post Nationwide Round-Up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

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New DoJ chief Guevarra vows: ‘We’ll get back on the right track’ NEWLY APPOINTED Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra had a brief message to the public as he settled down this week for his new post: “We’ll get back on the right track.” Mr. Guevarra made this statement in a text message to BusinessWorld when sought… link: Nationwide Round-Up.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

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New DoJ chief Guevarra vows: ‘We’ll get back on the right track’ NEWLY APPOINTED Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra had a brief message to the public as he settled down this week for his new post: “We’ll get back on the right track.” Mr. Guevarra made this statement in a text message to BusinessWorld when sought […] The post Nationwide Round-Up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

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Senator vows ID system to be passed before impeachment trial SENATOR Panfilo M. Lacson on Tuesday assured that the proposed national identification (ID) system would be passed into law before the Senate tackles the anticipated impeachment trial of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno. “I will say with certainty that it will be enacted into […] The post Nationwide Round-Up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Kings support protesters marching over man shot by police

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The struggling Sacramento Kings find themselves in the national spotlight and it has nothing to do with another disappointing NBA season in their sparkling new two-year-old arena. Instead of looking ahead to the draft lottery as they wind down their 12th consecutive losing season, the Kings — like many nationwide — have turned their attention to demonstrators who have joined hand-in-hand on game nights to block entrances to the building. The wave of protests stem from the March 18 fatal shooting by police of Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old unarmed black man. Kings are at the center of the demonstrations but they have embraced their role in the situation and have been supportive of both the Clark family and the protesters. “This organization has really stepped to the forefront and I wanted to use my voice as much as I could to say to try to say what I believed was right and true,” Kings player Garrett Temple said. “There are a lot of different perspectives and a lot of different things to take into account but it’s been a pretty hectic week.” The demonstrations at Kings’ games have brought heightened attention to the protests and could grow in numbers this weekend. Sacramento police shot Clark eight times — seven from behind, according to autopsy results paid for by the family that were released Friday. The Kings play host to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). The protests have resonated around the country as large crowds have held demonstrations and marches throughout the city, at one point blocking nearby freeways and surrounding streets in their call for action. Owner Vivek Ranadive made an impassioned pledge of support for the protesters and the community at large following the first round of demonstrations on March 22 after first consulting with his players. The NBA team has partnered with Black Lives Matter Sacramento and the Build. Black. Coalition to create a multiyear partnership that supports the education of young people and to help workforce preparation and economic development efforts in the community. “To see the Kings step up as an organization and start backing other local organizations, that means a great deal,” Temple said. “It shows you that what Vivek said after the game wasn’t just talk, that we really want to step in and help the community with this problem.” Temple, Vince Carter and former Kings player Doug Christie will also join community activists as part of an open forum at a church in south Sacramento on Friday night to discuss the situation and possible solutions. “That’s what it’s all about, raising awareness,” Carter said after a recent game. “Regardless of this being a professional basketball game, the bigger picture and what really matters is what was going on outside and the reason they were out there.” Temple has been one of the most outspoken Kings players since the protests began. “When I was kid being able to listen to an NBA player or see an NBA player, your eyes light up and your ears open,” Temple said. “We have to use that influence that we have in a positive manner.” The protests have been mostly non-violent. Beyond blocking traffic, the demonstrators have created a few problems for businesses in downtown Sacramento. They’ve come at a financial cost for the Kings, too. Protesters have twice blocked entrances to Golden1 Center, forcing the arena into a lockdown mode. Only 2,400 fans made it inside for the March 22 (Mar. 23, PHL time) game against the Atlanta Hawks. Three days later the demonstrators stayed away as the Kings hosted the Boston Celtics but they returned on March 27 (Mar. 28, PHL time) when they took on the Dallas Mavericks and forced another lockdown of the arena and prevented all but 4,000 fans from entering. For a team that has drawn an average crowd of 17,500 this season, the lost revenue from ticket sales alone is more than $1 million by conservative estimates after refunds were offered to those fans who didn’t get in. That doesn’t include lost income from concession stands and merchandise sales. But Ranadive, the first person of Indian descent to own an NBA franchise, said after the Hawks game, “We stand here before you, old, young, black, white, brown, and we are all united in our commitment.” Warriors coach Steve Kerr watched Ranadive’s speech on television in awe. He said, “I was very proud of the way the Kings handled it and the way the NBA handled it.” Other players around the league who have played in Sacramento since the protests began expressed their concerns over the situation while praising the Kings for getting involved, including Harrison Barnes and Dirk Nowitzki of the Mavericks and Terry Rozier of the Celtics. Former Kings players DeMarcus Cousins and Matt Barnes offered to pay for Clark’s funeral. Barnes, a Sacramento native who spent part of last season with the Kings, was also a pallbearer at the funeral and has organized a march prior to Saturday’s (Sunday, PHL time) game against the Warriors. “The beauty of the game is that we have this platform to be able to speak about these things and to be able to speak about police brutality, citizen-police relationships, disproportionate amount of African-Americans getting killed,” said Barnes, who spent his first four seasons playing in Oakland about 90 minutes south of Sacramento. “It’s important that we use that platform to talk about these things “Our hearts and condolences go out to the families of those of both sides that have been affected.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 31st, 2018

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No peace talks until NPA attacks stop, says Palace MALACAÑANG ON Tuesday reiterated its conditions — primarily a cessation of hostilities — for the resumption of peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA). “As before, we reiterate that there must be an enabling […] The post Nationwide Round-Up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

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Malacañang accuses HR groups of drug ties THE PALACE said on Monday that human rights groups’ “vicious and nonstop” attacks against President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s nationwide campaign against illegal drugs could be sign that they are being funded by drug lords. “The attacks against the President’s war on drugs have been vicious ad nonstop. We […] The post Nationwide Round-Up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

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Without affidavit, arrest order on ex-Comelec head stays SENATOR FRANCIS G. Escudero on Monday said the arrest order against former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chief Andres D. Bautista would only be lifted upon the submission of the latter’s affidavit answering the corruption allegations hurled against him. “I will recommend the lifting of the warrant of […] The post Nationwide Round-Up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

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Without affidavit, arrest order on ex-Comelec head stays SENATOR FRANCIS G. Escudero on Monday said the arrest order against former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chief Andres D. Bautista would only be lifted upon the submission of the latter’s affidavit answering the corruption allegations hurled against him. “I will recommend the lifting of the warrant of… link: Nationwide Round-Up.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

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Alejano takes police to task on IRR for subpoena powers A LAWMAKER has taken the Philippine National Police (PNP) to task and urged it to come up with implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on the performance of its subpoena powers. In a statement on Tuesday, Magdalo Party-list Representative Gary C. Alejano said: “I urge the […] The post Nationwide Round-Up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Pasay ‘Digmaan’ finals today

MANILA, Philippines — The PFGB National Digmaan 11-Stag Derby, a nationwide stagfest with P60 million at stake, enters its final round today at Pasay City Co.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017