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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: bworldonline bworldonlineMar 14th, 2018

BanKo Perlas Set to Keep the Ball Rolling in Vietnam, PVL Open Conference

Following their successful stint in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Reinforced Conference, the BanKo Perlas Spikers ride on the momentum as they prepare for the back-to-back competitions in PVL Season 2 Open Conference on September 22 and the upcoming Vin Lonh tournament in Vietnam on September 28 to October 3, 2018. The BanKo Perlas Spikers will face three Vietnamese teams and a squad from Thailand in the prestigious Vietnam tournament. The team’s participation in the conference is a strategic move to train them for the different leagues, particularly the PVL Open Conference. “Banko Perlas Spikers is a fairly new team, as the girls have been playing together for just two years. Their exposure to Vin Lonh Volleyball tournament is a great opportunity for the ladies to further hone their skills, individually and as a squad,” shared Charo Soriano, Team Manager of BanKo Perlas. “While this is an overseas competition and the teams that we will be up against are considered giants, at the end of the day, we will focus on the learning and experiences. More than winning, the team is concentrated on giving a good fight every game,” Soriano added. The ladies of BanKo Perlas Spikers gave a breakthrough performance in the PVL Reinforced Conference earlier this year; with an unbeaten streak in the quarterfinals round that earned them a spot in the Final Four. This incredible feat has fortified the trust and support of their fans. Before flying off to Vietnam, the team will face Iriga-Navy and PetroGazz at the Flying V Centre, San Juan City on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The team will return on October 6 to continue playing against the PVL teams. When asked how their supporters come into play in the team’s performance, Soriano highlighted that without their fans rallying behind the team, it will not be possible to get where they are. She also shared that their supporters are the source of their strength and in return, the squad is committed to continuously inspire and reach out to them. The team’s mindset to put their supporters first was emphasized further through their partnership with BPI Direct BanKo (BanKo), the microfinance subsidiary of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI). Sponsoring a sports team is almost unheard of from the banking industry. BanKo, however, found the perfect marriage with the PVL third placer, who constantly get in touch with the grassroots to promote the sport. “We are a happy partner of the Banko Perlas Spikers. Their skills are undeniable, but what sets them apart is their heart to reach out to fans nationwide, even to those who barely have access to their matches. This is well aligned with BanKo’s vision to make financial services more accessible to everyone,” stated BanKo president Jerome Minglana. “As they compete on Vietnamese courts representing our country, regardless of the outcome, it will only ignite and empower the team's loyal supporters and boost the local Volleyball further.  BanKo is equally excited to witness this exciting journey unfold,” Minglana concluded.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

JRU takes flight in NCAA just as Amores does so too in NBTC 24

John Amores of the JRU Light Bombers has been hailed the top high school player in Week 10 the Chooks-to-Go /NBTC 24 NCAA edition. The 6-foot-2 swingman is having a heck of Juniors campaign and his exploits have not gone unnoticed. Last Thursday, his herculean effort of 13 points and 19 rebounds paved the way for a 74-73 victory over title-contenders Mapua . That victory finished off an elimination round upset for JRU over the title conteder Red Robins. Amores, who is on his second and final year with the Light Bombers, is having a breakout season. Last year, he had modest averages of 3.6 points and 3.5 rebounds in just 13.4 minutes of play. Now in, Season 94, he amped up his game and has become one of the reasons why JRU is in a position to enter the Final Four as he is currently fourth in scoring with 18.8 points per outing. After being a constant fixture in NBTC 24’s top 20, including going as high as number two twice, Amores has finally earned the coveted number one ranking. Following Amores are three LSGH Greenies after the defending champions downed the San Sebastian Staglets, 76-65, last Tuesday. Inand Fornilos’ double-double of 24 points and 17 rebounds earned him the second spot while Joshua David came in at third following his 19-point, 9-rebound, 7-assist output. Joel Cagulangan is at fourth as he chipped in with eight points, three rebounds, and six assists in the win. Mapua’s Clint Escamis, who ruled the rankings for the past three weeks, settled for the fifth spot after their upset loss. Here are the complete Week 10 rankings: 1. John Amores (JRU) (6) 2. Inand Fornilos (CSB) (3) 3. Joshua David (CSB) (10) 4. Joel Cagulangan (CSB) (2) 5. Clint Escamis (MU) (1) 6. John Delos Santos (JRU) (9) 7. John Barba (LPU) (8) 8. Dan Arches (MU) (7) 9. Aaron Fermin (AU) (11) 10. Kean Baclaan (SSCR) (15) 11. Mac Guadana (LPU) (12) 12. Jonnel Policarpio (MU) (4) 13. Milo Janao (SSCR) (19) 14. Rom Junsay (AU) (13) 15. RC Calimag (CSB) (5) 16. Ezdel Galoy (UPHSD) (18) 17. Thomas Vasquez (JRU) (N/A) 18. Paolo Hernandez (MU) (N/A) 19. JR Ilustrisimo (EAC) 14) 20. Marwin Dionisio (JRU) (N/A) 21. Penny Estacio (SBU) (N/A) 22. Marj de Leon (LPU) (N/A) 23. Andrei Romenez (CSJL) (N/A) 24. Winderlich Coyoca (SBU) (N/A) This year, there will be three separate editions of the NBTC 24 – one for the NCAA, one for the UAAP, and one for the CESAFI – to accommodate the Juniors calendar for the whole year. After all three editions have been completed, a final list composing the top 24 players nationwide will then be chosen to participate in the annual NBTC All-Star Game in March......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

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Onion prices should be at P55-P65/k this week AGRICULTURE SECRETARY Emmanuel F. Piñol said on Monday that prices of red and white onions are scheduled to go down this week, following a deal with importers in exchange for the lifting of the special safeguard (SSG) imposed two weeks ago. “What we agreed on is if […] The post Nationwide round-up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Clint Escamis swoops onto NBTC NCAA 24 top spot once more

Game in and game out, Clint Escamis is proving himself to be one of the best players in the NCAA 94 Juniors Basketball Tournament. With another stint atop the rankings of the Chooks-to-Go/NBTC NCA 24, Escamis has yet another proof as to his status. The graduating guard tallied an all-around 24 points, six rebounds, five assists, and four steals in Mapua’s well-earned win over Letran – a win that tightened their grasp on the second spot in the standings at the end of the first round. With that, Escamis now leads all players with the most number one rankings at three – one better than next closest Joel Cagulangan of rival LSGH. Meanwhile, Cagulangan dropped out of the top five and now stands at sixth – his lowest thus far. Conversely, making the biggest leap ever in the rankings is San Beda’s Kent Pelipel. From out of the 24 a week ago, the rookie guard shot to second-place behind per game counts of 23 points and two rebounds in the Red Cubs’ back-to-back wins. That included a 29-point, 9-triple, game-winning masterpiece over modern-day rival Arellano just last Friday. Completing the top five are Joshua David of LSGH, John Amores of JRU, and another Greenie in RC Calimag. Falling behind Cagulangan at sixth are then his LSGH teammate Inand Fornilos, Red Robins Jonnel Policarpio and Dan Arches, and Braves’ pillar Aaron Fermin. Here are the complete Week 5 rankings of the Chooks-to-Go/NBTC NCAA 24: 1. Clint Escamis (MU) (3) 2. Kent Pelipel (SBU) (N/A) 3. Joshua David (CSB) (6) 4. John Amores (JRU) (2) 5. RC Calimag (CSB) (15) 6. Joel Cagulangan (CSB) (4) 7. Inand Fornilos (CSB) (1) 8. Jonnel Policarpio (MU) (5) 9. Dan Arches (MU) (8) 10. Aaron Fermin (AU) (7) 11. Milo Janao (SSCR) (9) 12. Kean Baclaan (SSCR) (11) 13. Joshua Lazaro (SBU) (N/A) 14. Mac Guadana (LPU) (12) 15. Ezdel Galoy (UPHSD) (N/A) 16. Emman Galman (UPHSD) (N/A) 17. John Barba (LPU) (13) 18. Rom Junsay (AU) (17) 19. John Delos Santos (JRU) (18) 20. Justine Sanchez (SBU) (N/A) 21. JR Ilustrisimo (EAC) (14) 22. Lars Sunga (AU) (19) 23. Marwin Dionisio (JRU) (21) 24. Joshua Gallano (UPHSD) (16) This year, there will be three separate editions of the NBTC 24 – one for the NCAA, one for the UAAP, and one for the CESAFI – to accommodate the Juniors calendar for the whole year. After all three editions have been completed, a final list composing the top 24 players nationwide will then be chosen to participate in the annual NBTC All-Star Game in March......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Fishers group urges boycott of imported galunggong

A group of fishermen yesterday vowed to campaign for a nationwide boycott of imported galunggong (round scad), insisting that while the imports are expected to cost less than local harvest, they are a health hazard......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

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Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

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Gov’t hauls in P8.8B worth of pirated, fake goods in H1 AUTHORITIES SEIZED P8.8 billion worth of pirated and counterfeit goods in the first half of 2018, nearly six times the P1.4 billion value in the same period a year ago. The January to June performance also surpassed the 2017 total of P8.2 billion, according […] The post Nationwide round-up appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

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Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 15th, 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