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New policy: Filipinos should lead marine surveys

New policy: Filipinos should lead marine surveys.....»»

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesAug 14th, 2019

Filipinos should lead marine survey in Philippine waters — Locsin

Foreign ships may conduct marine survey in Philippine exclusive economic zone provided that they turn over control to Filipino scientists, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2019

Palace backs ban on foreign research ships in Philipines

Malacañang said it would support the policy of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on marine surveys......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2019

Phillies fire manager Gabe Kapler in hyped season gone wrong

By Rob Maaddi, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler took the fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was fired Thursday, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a season of big expectations highlighted by Bryce Harper's arrival. Kapler went 161-163 in two years, his team unable to deliver following its offseason spending spree. Philadelphia finished 81-81, its first nonlosing season since 2012. "Several years ago, I promised our loyal fans that I would do everything in my power to bring a world championship team to our city. I will never waver from that commitment," Phillies managing partner John Middleton said in a statement. "I have decided that some changes are necessary to achieve our ultimate objective. Consequently, we will replace our manager. I am indebted to Gabe for the steadfast effort, energy and enthusiasm that he brought to our club, and we are unquestionably a better team and organization as a result of his contributions." The Phillies were only two games behind in the NL wild-card standings after beating Atlanta on Sept. 18 but lost eight of the next nine, including a five-game sweep at Washington. They finished eight games behind Milwaukee for the second wild card and 16 behind the first-place Braves in the NL East. Last year, the Phillies had a one-game lead in the division on Aug. 11 before going 15-31 the rest of the way. "When we hired Kap, it was our goal to develop a positive, forward-thinking and collaborative culture throughout the organization that would allow us to compete with the best teams in the league year in and year out," general manager Matt Klentak said. "While we have fallen short in the win column for the last two years, I can confidently say that Kap's efforts have established a strong and sustainable foundation for this organization moving forward." He added that in the coming weeks the baseball operations department will try to "find the right individual to build upon the existing foundation and bring a championship home to Philadelphia." The Phillies are the eighth team changing managers among the 20 that failed to reach the postseason. San Francisco's Bruce Bochy and Kansas City's Ned Yost retired. San Diego's Andy Green, Pittsburgh's Clint Hurdle, the New York Mets' Mickey Callaway and the Los Angeles Angels' Brad Ausmus were fired. The Chicago Cubs and Joe Maddon jointly said he would leave. Injuries were a big reason why the Phillies failed to have a winning record for the first time since 2011. They lost leadoff hitter Andrew McCutchen for the season in June and six of their top seven relievers missed significant time. Free-agent addition David Robertson pitched just 6 2/3 innings and Pat Neshek and Tommy Hunter threw a combined 23 innings. Also, starting center fielder Odubel Herrera played just 39 games before he was suspended for the rest of the season under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. The team also announced pitching coach Chris Young, head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan and assistant athletic trainer Chris Mudd will not return. Hitting coach Charlie Manuel will return to his role as a senior adviser. The new manager will inherit the remainder of the coaching staff. Despite adding Harper, McCutchen, J.T. Realmuto and Jean Segura, the offense was inconsistent, and the Phillies couldn't string together more than four victories in a row. Hitting coach John Mallee was fired and replaced by Manuel, a former manager, in August. The Phillies improved but couldn't overcome poor pitching. The starting rotation struggled throughout the season and the injury-depleted bullpen was filled with minor leaguers and castoffs. "We came into 2019 with very high hopes. We fell short of those, and that responsibility lies with me," Kapler said. "The next Phillies manager will inherit a team of talented, dedicated and committed players. There has been nothing more fulfilling in my professional career than the opportunity to work with the players on this team." The Phillies began the season with a three-game sweep of Atlanta, and led the division for two months before falling behind the Braves in June. By the trade deadline, team President Andy MacPhail said he didn't think the club was one or two players away from World Series contention so Klentak made a few minor moves rather than dealing prospects for high-profile players. Kapler wasn't popular in Philly because of his laid-back personality and new-school philosophy. He was heavily criticized for his use of analytics and unfairly ridiculed for being too positive in his assessment of his players. Harper, Realmuto and other players backed their manager but management caved to public pressure. "My hope is that I helped contribute to a developing culture in the organization that flourishes in the years to come," Kapler said. "I've come to care for this franchise and have the best wishes for this group in the future. The passion and devotion of the Phillies fan base both inspired and humbled me daily. It was an honor to grow, develop and learn with this team. I'm looking forward to what the future brings, and I know I'm a better leader and person for having had this opportunity." The team's dismal pitching certainly wasn't Kapler's fault. The Phillies counted on Jake Arrieta, Nick Pivetta, Zach Eflin and Vince Velasquez to fill out a rotation led by ace Aaron Nola. Arrieta struggled and needed elbow surgery. Pivetta was demoted to the minors and moved to the bullpen. Eflin had had ups and downs and Velasquez couldn't pitch deep into games. Even Nola wasn't the same guy who finished third in NL Cy Young Award voting last year. Klentak traded for Jason Vargas and signed Drew Smyly and added other pitchers off waivers. That didn't cut it. Still, Kapler took the fall for the team's shortcomings......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2019

Phl, Iraq step up drive vs human trafficking

The Philippine Embassy in Baghdad intensified its drive against human trafficking and illegal recruitment of Filipinos to Iraq in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s policy to curb the incidence of human trafficking and illegal recruitment. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jomar T. Sadie met with Police Affairs Deputy General Emad Mohammed Mahmood of the Ministry of Interior […] The post Phl, Iraq step up drive vs human trafficking appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 7th, 2019

Rate cut still possible before year ends

Although the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has reduced the policy rates another 25 basis points only last week, one more such reduction remains possible before the end of the year. This was learned from Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. lead economist Michael Ricafort who said such a cut cannot be ruled out, especially if the […] The post Rate cut still possible before year ends appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 29th, 2019

Yankees beat Angels 9-1, claim 1st AL East title since 2012

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu. A day after wasting a chance to clinch first place, the homer-happy Yankees went ahead when LeMahieu hit a three-run drive in the second inning and breezed to their 100th win. Gardner added a solo shot in the fourth and then hit a two-run double in the sixth. Cameron Maybin and Clint Frazier homered for good measure in the eighth, and Aroldis Chapman struck out Albert Pujols to end it. Despite putting 30 players on the injured list this season, New York (100-54) wrapped up first place with eight games to spare and made Aaron Boone the first manager to win 100 games in each of his first two major league seasons. The Yankees open the playoffs on Oct. 4, likely against Minnesota, which leads the AL Central, or the wild-card winner. Masahiro Tanaka (11-8) allowed Kole Calhoun's homer leading off the fourth. The Angels had just four hits in seven innings off Tanaka, who struck out six and walked one. But the Yankees may go to the postseason without their winningest pitcher, Domingo Germán. The 27-year-old right-hander, who is 18-4, was placed on administrative leave under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy earlier in the day. New York's 19th AL East title was its first following a run of 13 in 17 years that started in Derek Jeter's rookie season. Andrew Heaney (4-6) gave up six runs and five hits in five-plus innings. BRAVES 5, PHILLIES 4 ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. became the second-youngest player in baseball history to hit 40 homers in a season, Freddie Freeman also drove in two runs and Atlanta clinched at least a tie for first place in the NL East with a win over Philadelphia. The Braves hold a 9 1/2-game lead over the Washington Nationals, who have played three fewer games and were off Thursday. Atlanta can officially celebrate as soon as Friday with either a victory over the San Francisco Giants or if Washington loses at Miami. The Phillies trail Milwaukee by four games in the race for the NL's second wild-card spot. Mel Ott, who was 20 when he hit 42 homers for the New York Giants in 1940, is the only player younger than Acuña to post a 40-homer season. Aaron Nola (12-6) worked five-plus innings, giving up nine hits, two hits and all five Atlanta runs. Mark Melancon worked perfect ninth for his 11th save with Atlanta and 12th overall this season. CARDINALS 5, CUBS 4, 10 INNINGS CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Carpenter homered in the 10th inning against Craig Kimbrel in the All-Star closer's return, and St. Louis regrouped after blowing a late lead to beat Chicago. Emerging ace Jack Flaherty shut down Chicago over eight innings, and despite a tying three-run rally in the ninth, the Cubs dropped a game behind Milwaukee for the second NL wild card and four games behind St. Louis for first place in the NL Central. Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo provided a jolt in his unexpected return from a sprained right ankle, homering in the third inning to tie the game at 1. But Flaherty was spectacular otherwise, pitching three-hit ball while allowing just the one run and striking out eight. Carpenter homered to deep center field off Kimbrel (0-3), who was activated from the injured list prior to the game after dealing with right elbow inflammation. Giovanny Gallegos pitched a perfect 10th for his first save in two chances. Andrew Miller (5-5) recorded the final two outs in the ninth for the victory. BREWERS 5, PADRES 1 MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lorenzo Cain homered before exiting with a sore ankle, Milwaukee pitchers combined to strike out 16 and the Brewers improved their playoff position by beating San Diego. Milwaukee moved within one game of Washington for the top NL wild-card spot. The Brewers are in the second wild-card slot and three games behind Central-leading St. Louis. Ryan Braun put Milwaukee ahead with an RBI double in the first inning off Joey Lucchesi (10-9). The Brewers added a run in the third when Keston Huira doubled and later scored on Lucchesi's wild pitch. Eric Hosmer' homered for San Diego. Freddy Peralta (7-3) struck out three of the four batters he faced for the win. Josh Hader picked up his 34th save in 40 tries, breaking a franchise record for left-handers previously held by Dan Plesac. TWINS 8, ROYALS 5 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit two of Minnesota's four home runs and matched his season high with five RBIs, igniting another impressive power display by the first-place Twins. The win over Kansas City kept the Twins' American League Central lead at four games — with nine games to go. Miguel Sanó homered and hit the tiebreaking RBI double in the fifth following the ejection of Royals starter Mike Montgomery, who started that inning by giving up a home run to Mitch Garver. The Twins trimmed their magic number for clinching the division to six. Lewis Thorpe (4-2) worked four innings for the win. Taylor Rogers recorded his 28th save. INDIANS 7, TIGERS 0 CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger pitched six shutdown innings, Franmil Reyes homered in his return to the lineup and Cleveland moved into a tie for the second AL wild card with a win over Detroit. Francisco Lindor added three hits, and Cleveland matched idle Tampa Bay at 90-63. Both teams trail Oakland by two games for the top spot. The Indians trail Minnesota by four games in the AL Central. The Indians defeated the Tigers for the 17th straight time this season to match a franchise record set against Baltimore in 1954. Cleveland won 18 of 19 in the season series and outscored Detroit 116-38 Clevinger (12-3) allowed seven hits and struck out six. Starter Daniel Norris (3-13) allowed one run in three innings for the Tigers, who have the worst record in baseball at 45-107. The shutout was the 15th by Cleveland this season, and Detroit was blanked for the 14th time. RED SOX 5, GIANTS 4 BOSTON (AP) — Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 10 over six innings of two-hit ball, and Xander Bogaerts had a pair of RBI singles to lead Boston over San Francisco. Brandon Workman picked up his 15th save. Rodriguez (18-6) walked two and allowed one unearned run. Madison Bumgarner (9-9) lost in his first career start at Fenway Park, giving up five runs on nine hits and two walks in five innings while striking out seven. He allowed the first four Boston batters to reach safely and fell behind 2-1 after one inning. MARINERS 6, PIRATES 5, 11 INNINGS PITTSBURGH (AP) — Shed Long had three hits, two RBIs and scored the go-ahead run in the 11th on an unusual inning-ending double play as Seattle beat Pittsburgh. The Mariners swept the three-game series between last-place teams and sent the Pirates to their sixth straight loss. Long reached base on first baseman Jose Osuna's error to start the 11th and Omar Narvaez singled with one out to put runners on the corners. Austin Nola then hit a chopper to second baseman Kevin Kramer — rather than flip the ball to second, he ran at Narvaez, who alertly stopped and began to retreat. Kramer then threw to first, and Narvaez was eventually tagged in a 4-3-6-2 rundown as Long scored. Kramer likely would've had no chance to throw home at the start to get Long. Pittsburgh's Jake Elmore had three hits and two RBIs. Brandon Brennan (3-6) pitched one scoreless inning and rookie Erik Swanson worked around a walk in the 11th for his first career save. Clay Holmes (1-2) took the loss. BLUE JAYS 8, ORIOLES 4 BALTIMORE (AP) — Cavan Biggio homered and had three RBIs to offset a spectacular, homer-robbing catch by Austin Hays, and Toronto used a six-run seventh inning to beat Baltimore for a three-game sweep. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. also went deep for the Blue Jays, who earned their first sweep at Camden Yards since July 2010. After Biggio and Gurriel homered off Gabriel Ynoa (1-9) within a span of three pitches in the fourth inning, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. sent a drive to center. Hays ran to the warning track, leaped to reach over the 7-foot wall and snagged the ball in the middle of his glove. Upon returning to the ground, Hays pounded his chest three times in succession and yelled with delight. Anthony Kay (1-0) earned his first major league victory. Trey Mancini had four hits for the Orioles, who have lost four straight and 15 of 19......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 20th, 2019

Robredo on confusing remarks of Duterte, Panelo: Ano ba talaga?

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo urged President Rodrigo Duterte and Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo to end the "practice" of having "contradicting" remarks that "confuse" Filipinos, especially when addressing important policy questions. Robredo noted that some of the President's statements and Panelo's interpretations of those statements ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2019

FIBA: Iran sends Gilas home with a 20-point World Cup rout

It was false hope. Gilas Pilipinas had its best start in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Sunday and yet the Philippines still got demolished by Iran at the Wukesong Arena in Beijing, 95-75. After another two losses in the 17-32 classification phase, Gilas ended the horror trip to China with a 0-5 record, one of two sure teams to finish winless in the World Cup through the weekend. At -147, Gilas is in the running to finish in last place unless Japan (-115), and Jordan (-132) also finish with 0-5 records and end up with worse point differentials than the Filipinos. Ivory Coast is also 0-5 but they have better point differential than Gilas. The Philippines actually had a strong start, firing six three-point shots in the opening period. However, Iran still led after one, 30-24. Gilas’ offense cooled off, managing only 26 point through the next two quarters and the Iranians made their move, dominating for a 75-50 lead. Iran cruised in the fourth, making sure to maintain a huge lead. With China’s loss to Nigeria, the Iranians clinched an automatic Olympics slot in beating Gilas, ending up as the best Asian team in the World Cup. Iran and China both finished with identical 2-3 marks but the Iranians (+7) had superior point differential compared to the Chinese (-10). Hamed Haddadi was the high man for Iran, finishing with 19 points. Nikkhah Bahrami added 17 while Benham Yakhchali dropped 14 points. Robert Bolick hit a couple of triples in garbage time to lead Gilas in scoring with 15 points. June Mar Fajardo was good for 10 points and Andray Blatche finished with 12 before being ejected. Arguing a call, Blatche was given two technical fouls in the fourth quarter.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 8th, 2019

2019 FIBA World Cup Classification Phase Live Updates: Gilas Pilipinas vs. Tunisia

The Philippine Men's National Basketball Team has bowed out of contention in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, but their journey is far from over.  Gilas Pilipinas heads to Beijing to compete in two more matches in the classification phase, with the first being against Tunisia.  Follow along as Gilas Pilipinas looks to end their China campaign with a pair of wins.  We've got the LIVE UPDATES for you here:  FINAL: TUNISIA 86, GILAS PILIPINAS 67 FINAL: Tunisia shows Gilas Pilipinas how it’s done. The African champions take an 86-67 win to start the classification phase.Gilas eliminated from the automatic Olympics slot chase. 0-4 record for the Philippines in this World Cup#FIBAWC ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/aXsoJck39o— Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 6, 2019 BLATCHE, GILAS PUTTING UP A FIGHT IN THE FOURTH Blatche dunk + 3 points. Gilas down, 54-75#FIBAWC ???????????????? — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 6, 2019 Kiefer for three. Swish. Rare 5-0 run for Gilas but it’s still 71-49 for Tunisia#FIBAWC ???????????????? — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 6, 2019 CJ gets the layup to go. Gilas down, 46-71#FIBAWC ???????????????? — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 6, 2019 END OF 3RD QUARTER: TUNISIA 67, GILAS PILIPINAS 39 END OF 3: This game is not even close. 67-39 Tunisia after Slimane beats the quarter buzzer with a triple#FIBAWC ???????????????? — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 6, 2019 TUNISIA STILL IN CONTROL IN THE THIRD Abada for three! 63–36 Tunisia#FIBAWC ???????????????? — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 6, 2019 Abada steal and layup. 60-34 Tunisia#FIBAWC ???????????????? — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 6, 2019 June Mar and Blatche back-to-back hits. Gilas down, 34-56#FIBAWC ???????????????? — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 6, 2019 Roll steps in for another triple. Blatche hits a three of his own. 54-30 Tunisia#FIBAWC ???????????????? — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 6, 2019   HALFTIME: TUNISIA 46, GILAS PILIPINAS 24 (END OF 2Q) PHILIPPINES - 24 TUNISIA - 46 ???????? Blatche 5, Barroca 5, Perez 4, Lee 3, Aguilar 2, Bolick 2, Fajardo 2, Rosario 1.#FIBAWC Classification Round#PilipinasGotGame #GilasPilipinas ????FIBA pic.twitter.com/gkdJ65tSG0 — Gilas Pilipinas (@SmartGilas) September 6, 2019 HALFTIME: Tunisia all over Gilas Pilipinas. The African champions lead, 46-24#FIBAWC ???????????????? — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 6, 2019 Gilas Pilipinas is shooting 27 percent from the field and 2/11 from three. Tunisia is shooting 60 percent#FIBAWC ???????????????? — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 6, 2019 TUNISIA EXTENDS LEAD TO 20 POINTS Mabrouk drills another three and Tunisia is now up by 20 points, 33-13#FIBAWC ???????????????? — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 6, 2019 END OF 1ST QUARTER: TUNISIA 27, GILAS PILIPINAS 10 END OF 1: Another poor start for Gilas Pilipinas and Tunisia races to a huge 27-10 lead in Beijing#FIBAWC ???????????????? — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 6, 2019   QUICK START FOR THE AFRICANS Roll fallaway is good. 18-6 Tunisia#FIBAWC ???????????????? — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 6, 2019 Abada high layup is good and it’s 14-3 Tunisia#FIBAWC ???????????????? — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 6, 2019 Mejri stretches for the layup over Japeth. 10-3 Tunisia#FIBAWC ???????????????? — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 6, 2019 Romdhane scores again, he already has six points. 8-3 Tunisia#FIBAWC ???????????????? — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 6, 2019 Gilas loses the jump ball yet again and already has two early turnovers. Tunisia off to a fast 6-0 start, forcing a timeout for the Filipinos#FIBAWC ???????????????? — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 6, 2019   STARTERS FOR GILAS PILIPINAS VS. TUNISIA Gilas Pilipinas starters vs. Tunisia: Lee Bolick Norwood Aguilar Blatche#FIBAWC ???????????????? — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) September 6, 2019  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 6th, 2019

FIBA: Near-perfect Italy crushes Gilas Pilipinas by 46 in crucial World Cup opener

Gilas Pilipinas certaily shocked the everyone to start the 2019 FIBA World Cup, just not the good kind. The Philippines folded in record time as Italy completely overwhelmed the national team, taking a convincing 108-62 win Saturday to start Group D play at the Foshan International Sports & Cultural Arena in China. After Mark Barroca scored the first points for Gilas in this World Cup to force a 2-all tie, the Philippines completely fell apart as the Italians put up an absolute basketball clinic, punishing the Filipinos with crisp ball movement and near-perfect shooting. The world no. 13 Italians shot 6/8 from deep in the opening period, zooming to a 37-8 advantage. Team Azzurri then added another five triples in the second quarter for a 38-point lead at the break. Italy’s assault didn’t stop in the second half, never giving Gilas a chance for any sort of comeback. Luigi Datome shot a perfect 7/7 from the field to lead Italy with 17 points. Danilo Gallinari only missed once and added 16 points. Amedeo Della Valle came off the bench to also score 17 for the Italians. Before the World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas estimated to make 10-12 triples in order to have a shot against Italy. The national team went 0/17 from deep through three quarters and the “chance” evaporated after 10 minutes of game time. The Philippines didn’t make a three until 6:43 to go in the fourth courtesy of Kiefer Ravena. CJ Perez and Andray Blatche added another two triples late and Gilas finished 3/23 from beyond the arc. Blatche led the Philippines with 15 points and 10 rebounds but he also had nine turnovers. Perez, the PBA’s no. 1 rookie, was Gilas’ top local with 15 points on 7/12 shooting. Gilas Pilipinas will next take on world no. 4 Serbia on Monday. The Serbians demolished Angola, 105-59, to start group play.     — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 31st, 2019

Locsin backtracks on ban vs foreign marine surveys

MANILA, Philippines – After saying he would impose a "universal ban" ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2019

Locsin eyes ‘universal ban’ on foreign marine surveys in PH waters

MANILA, Philippines – After two Chinese survey ships were found to be operating in the Philippines' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) without permission, Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr announced he was eyeing a "universal ban" on marine surveys in Philippine waters. Locsin said on Monday, August 12, he wanted to do so ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2019

Class divide: Filipinos slam MMDA for ‘anti-poor’ EDSA policy

MANILA, Philippines – Were you stuck in traffic today? You're not alone, as Filipinos took to social media to slam the attempts of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to ease Manila's traffic congestion. On Wednesday, August 7, netizen Karl Mercado posted a photo on his Facebook ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2019

House bill seeks to make commuter needs a paramount concern in transport policy

A Quezon City lawmaker on Tuesday pushed for a pro-commuter bill seeking better mobility for Filipinos......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2019

Livelihood issues top SONA interest

Latest surveys indicate that most Filipinos want to hear tomorrow in the State of the Nation Address of President Duterte an assurance that everything is well, or turning out to be, especially with household livelihood concerns......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2019

Filipinos urged to speak out vs West PH Sea incursions as marine life dwindles - ABS-CBN News

Filipinos urged to speak out vs West PH Sea incursions as marine life dwindles ABS-CBN News MANILAFormer Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and former senatorial candidate Chel Diokno urged Filipinos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 15th, 2019

Balkman-led Philippines too mighty for Japan in 2019 Jones Cup

Mighty-GFG Philippines is yet to find its match in the 2019 William Jones Cup as it won big for the third game in a row, this one a 94-59 waylaying of Japan, Sunday inside Changhua Gym in Taiwan. Just like their first two games in the tournament, the Filipinos followed the lead of reinforcements Renaldo Balkman and Eugene Phelps, but also got a much-welcome breakout from Filipino-Americans Mikey Williams. Team captain Balkman celebrated his birthday by turning in his strongest showing thus far with 27 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks while Phelps muscled his way into 19 markers, seven boards, and two steals. Williams then dropped 17 points, his tournament-high, to go along with three rebounds and three steals while Jason Brickman also added eight markers, six boards, and three assists. The Japanese were actually ahead in the earlygoing until Balkman and Phelps joined forces for a 13-1 run that erased a seven-point deficit and erected a 18-13 advantage. The Philippines would never look back all the way to its biggest win of the tournament. Up next on the list for Mighty-GFG Philippines is Canada's University of British Columbia on Monday. BOX SCORES MIGHTY-GFG PHILIPPINES 94 – Balkman 27, Phelps 19, Williams 17, Brickman 8, Moore 8, Adams 6, Black 4, Graham 3, N'Diaye 2, Gray 0, Banal 0. JAPAN-B 59 – Koh 10, Ogawa 10, Ando Sh. 8, Schafer 8, Hashimoto 8, Hoshino 6, Ando Se. 4, Williams 4, Toews 1, Hiraiwa 0, Nakamura 0, Harimoto 0. QUARTER SCORES: 22-17, 38-26, 69-49, 94-59......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 14th, 2019

Why is Amal Clooney taking up Maria Ressa’s case

I think Filipinos should know certain incidents and exchange of emails between the three of us – she, her mother and I – before she took up Maria Ressa’s case and her online newspaper – the Rappler. We know one more way the CIA funds when it wants to break a country with an independent foreign policy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2019

President revives call for Charter change

  PRESIDENT Duterte was speaking at the induction of some newly elected officials last month when he again turned to a favorite topic – amendment of the Constitution. It may no longer be for federalism, he said, acknowledging the overwhelming opposition of Filipinos in surveys to this form of government which would divide the country […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 13th, 2019

Nation should assert South China Sea rights — SWS poll

MAJORITY of Filipinos think that the Philippines should assert its right to disputed islets in the South China Sea and arrest Chinese fishermen who destroy marine resources in the area, according to a poll by the Social Weather Stations (SWS)......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019