Oops! Gadon s Senate dream hits a snag after filing wrong form

Lawyer Larry Gadon, who filed an impeachment complaint against ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, will be running for senator in the May 2019 elections......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarOct 12th, 2018

What went wrong: Larry Gadon files certificate of candidacy

Lawyer Larry Gadon, who gained traction on social media by calling rallyists ‘bobo’ (stupid), hit a snag while filing his candidacy for the May 2019 Senate race on Friday. He will be running under the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan, a political party associated with late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, but said he had the support of other […] The post What went wrong: Larry Gadon files certificate of candidacy appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

2 hopefuls Senate dreams face setback after submitting wrong form

Two senatorial hopefuls had to refile their certificates of candidacy after submitting an old form......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

LOOK: Brownout hits Department of Energy budget hearing

What could be more ironic than this? The Senate budget hearing on the proposed 2019 budget of the Department of Energy hit a brief snag on Tuesday, October 2, when a brownout occurred at the conference room. Senate finance committee chairperson Loren Legarda and Senator Sherwin Gatchalian were questioning energy officials ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Aquino hits Dick Gordon show, draft report on Dengvaxia

MANILA, Philippines – Former president Benigno Aquino III slammed Senate blue ribbon committee chairman Richard Gordon and his draft report on the P3.5-billion Dengvaxia controversy. In his report, Gordon recommended the filing of corruption charges against Aquino, former health secretary Janette Garin, and former budget secretary Florencio Abad, citing alleged ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Vote postponed as Trump tax plan hits snag in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Republicans in the US Senate scrambled to salvage their tax plan Thursday, November 30, after it hit unexpected roadblocks, leaving President Donald Trump still waiting for a major political victory he hopes to secure before year's end. Trump had hoped his party would pass the controversial ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

Senate hearing on death penalty hits snag - Philippine Star

Senate hearing on death penalty hits snag - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2017

Senate hearing on death penalty hits snag

MANILA, Philippines – Efforts to revive the death penalty in the country hit a snag yesterday at the Senate, as senators warned of serious repercussions on t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2017

LIST: Senate hopefuls who filed COCs for the 2019 midterm polls

More than 150 aspirants submitted their certificates of candidacy for senator before the Commission on Elections during the five-day filing period from October 11 to 17......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Yellow no longer sole opposition color in 2019 polls

      The "dilawan" or the yellow campaign color of the opposition Liberal Party was nowhere in sight when the opposition senatorial bets filed their candidacy at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office in Intramuros, Manila.     READ: Opposition completes 8-member senatorial slate for 2019 polls     As the filing of certificate of candidacy (COC) came to a close on Wednesday, the opposition bets vying for Senate seats in the May 2019 midterm elections wore varying colors as they filed their respective COCs throughout the week.     READ:COC filing ends: What's next for political aspirants?  ...Keep on reading: Yellow no longer sole opposition color in 2019 polls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

152 seeking Senate seats as filing ends - Philippine Star

152 seeking Senate seats as filing ends - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

152 seeking Senate seats as filing ends

A total of 152 individuals hope to slug it out for the 12 Senate seats up for grabs in the May 2019 midterm polls......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Harry Roque changes mind again, runs for Senate after all

Former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque has made a second about-face in less than a week by filing his candidacy for the 2019 Senate race days after announcing that he would run as a party-list representative instead. Roque on Wednesday filed his candidacy in the coming Senate race, running the People’ Reform Party, the political party […] The post Harry Roque changes mind again, runs for Senate after all appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Old, new faces show up at Comelec to join 2019 senatorial race

Several old and new faces vying for a seat at the Senate showed up to formalize their bid for the 2019 polls at the main office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec). The Comelec recorded 152 senatorial hopefuls during its five-day period of filing of certificate of candidacies (COC), where a rainbow of campaign colors were flashed by supporters of candidates outside the Palacio del Gobernador in Intramuros, Manila. Some candidates surprised the public for showing up at the Comelec after having expressing hesitance to run in the midterm elections. Old faces in the house It seems retirement is not in the blood of former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, as he filed on Tue...Keep on reading: Old, new faces show up at Comelec to join 2019 senatorial race.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Sonny Angara files COC, seeks 2nd Senate term

  Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) as senator before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) headquarters on Wednesday.   The son of the late Senate President Edgardo Angara was accompanied by wife Elivira "Tootsy" Angara.   Angara won as Senator in the 2013 polls and is seeking a second term still under the banner of Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP) which he leads as president. The LDP was co-founded in 1988 by the late Senate President Edgardo Angara.   Angara said that it was the decision of his wife to file his COC on its last day of filing, as it was deemed lucky according to feng shui. &nb...Keep on reading: Sonny Angara files COC, seeks 2nd Senate term.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Aquino SolGen files COC, vies for Senate seat

Former-Solicitor General Florin Hilbay has joined the senatorial race in the 2019 midterm elections as he filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) at the Commission on Elections on the last day of filing, Wednesday. Hilbay is part of the 8-candidate senatorial slate of the Oposisyon Koalisyon which is composed of the Liberal Party, Akbayan, Magdalo, Aksyon Demokratiko, Tindig Pilipinas, and other cause-oriented groups. He served as solicitor general from 2014 to 2016 underthen-President Benigno Aquino III. In an earlier Twitter post, Hilbay said he would run for theSenate inresponse to the challenge of serving the country and to defend democracy. /cbb READ: Ex-Solgen to vie t...Keep on reading: Aquino SolGen files COC, vies for Senate seat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Hilbay sees Senate opposition victory in 2019

  Former-Solicitor General Florin Hilbay is confident that the senatorial slate of the opposition coalition will win the vote of the people.   "Well, we're very confident given what's happening dun sa ating ekonomiya at sa performance ng administrasyon na to," Hilbay told reporters before filing his candidacy on Wednesday for his senator bid in the May 2019 midterm elections at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) headquarters.   "Sa tingin namin yung mga mamamayan, titingin sa kabila, titingin sa mga bagong boses at boboto sa oposisyon," he added.   The opposition earlier finalized its eight-member senatorial slate for the 2019 polls. &nb...Keep on reading: Hilbay sees Senate opposition victory in 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

ABL: Menk forms coaching ‘dream team’ with Alapag, Seigle on Alab sideline

PBA legends Jimmy Alapag, Eric Menk and Danny Seigle never got to play for one team during their celebrated PBA careers. But what never happened during their playing years eventually came to fruition in the next chapter of their basketball careers as part of a star-studded coaching staff for San Miguel Alab Pilipinas. "We always used to talk about that. I think the three of us were to have worked very, very well on the court. We couldn't form a dream team while playing but hopefully we can form a dream team while coaching," said Menk, who joined Seigle and Mac Cuan as assistant coaches. "Not a bad team. They would've made my job pretty easy. I'll just give the ball to them," said a ...Keep on reading: ABL: Menk forms coaching ‘dream team’ with Alapag, Seigle on Alab sideline.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

LIST: Senatorial wannabes for 2019 elections

FOURTH UPDATE: 7:50 P.M. / 16 October 2018 It seemed like the 70s all over again as an Aquino, a Roxas, a Diokno, a Taada, and a Marcos launched their formal efforts to become the nation's senators in next year's midterm elections. More familiar names in Philippine politics likewise surfaced on the fourth day of certificates of candidacy (COC) filing before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) central office in Intramuros, Manila on Tuesday, October 16. Former Senator Mar Roxas Roxas was first to file his COC on the fourth day of filing at the Comelec. The former Interior Secretary is seeking a return to the Senate in next year's midterm elections under the opposition Lib...Keep on reading: LIST: Senatorial wannabes for 2019 elections.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

Warriors dominance in the West shows no sign of relenting

By Shaun Powell, We have reached the point in this Golden State Warriors’ chokehold on the Western Conference where it turns spooky: The last team out West to deny the Warriors (technically) no longer exists. Yes, the LA Clippers are still right where they’ve always been. But all other traces of May 3, 2014, when they beat the Warriors in the first round of the playoffs, have turned to dust. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, JJ Redick, DeAndre Jordan, Jamal Crawford -- they’re all gone. Usually, it’s the loser who feels the cold repercussions and fallout of a first-round defeat in the playoffs. But what’s often lost as the Warriors run the table in the West is how they’ve shattered so many teams, schemes and dreams along the way. In hindsight, four years ago was not the beginning of “Lob City” and the Clippers. It was the beginning of their end. The wreckage left behind by the Warriors over the ensuing 53 months underlines the undeniable truth: They’ve taken ownership of their very own West Side Story. They had a record-setting 73-win regular season. They’ve won 12 straight West payoff series (and 15 of 16 playoff series overall). Only twice – the West finals in 2016 and '18 -- did they endure the indignity of needing to survive Game 7 in the West playoffs. In short, this dynasty shows no signs of dying this season. If anything, the argument can be made -- even before it’s proven as fact -- that the 2018-19 Warriors are their most talented team yet. All-Stars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson welcomed a fifth, DeMarcus Cousins, to their mix this summer. That is not typical in the NBA, folks. “This," Durant said, "is going to be an exciting season. Fun.” The Warriors’ five All-Stars (two of whom are former Kia MVPs) are still in their prime. And given that Andre Iguodala tends to transform from a fossil to an X-factor when spring arrives, perhaps only injury or another uncontrollable circumstance will keep the Warriors from making it an NBA-record five straight Western Conference crowns. “In terms of encouraging each other, being in tune with some of the things that might be thrown at you, whether it's injuries, whether it's a couple of slumps on the court, whatever the case is, we adapt really well and we don't stay down for too long,” Curry said. The Rockets, who won 65 games a season ago, are perhaps the most realistic challenger to the Warriors out West. But it's quite possible that Houston is weaker than it was in 2017-18. To understand how high the Warriors are sitting on the throne, you must survey what they’ve left behind. Just look at how the biggest threats in the West have either hit dead ends or maxed themselves out trying to chase the Warriors since 2014. Memphis Grizzlies: At one point, they were considered the toughest matchup for the Warriors because they were polar opposite in style. Half-court and methodical, the Grizzlies took a switchblade to the basketball, slowing the tempo. And they exploited Golden State’s lone weaknesses: Interior size and overall strength. They physically beat up the Warriors in the paint (Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol) and on the perimeter (Tony Allen). Additionally, Mike Conley was at times a handful at point guard at a time when Curry was winning MVP awards. But health and age wore the Grizzlies down and eventually forced them into a current reinvention that likely won’t reap benefits until after the Warriors are finished. Oklahoma City Thunder: As one of only two West teams (Houston being the other) to force the Warriors into a seventh game, OKC was prime for a takeover in 2016. That season, OKC eliminated a 67-win San Antonio Spurs team in the West semfinals. Durant and Russell Westbrook were healthy, humming and helping the Thunder to a 3-1 lead in the West finals. That, however, was their apex, and the costly collapse was heightened by the “Klay Game” (41 points in Game 6). Imagine, if not for a fateful turn of events -- Klay’s 3-point rampage, KD’s second-half Game 7 vapor and the Warriors losing the 2016 Finals to Cleveland -- maybe Durant sticks around in OKC. At any rate, the post-2016 West finals reconstruction being done by the Thunder (Exhibit A: The short-lived Carmelo Anthony experience) is falling short so far. Portland Trail Blazers: They were never seriously considered a thorn to the Warriors, and still aren’t. It’s just that they played themselves. They were fooled by the events in 2016, when they beat the injury-hampered Clippers in the first round. They were then somewhat competitive against the Warriors in the West semifinals (winning one game by 12, losing another in OT and the elimination game by just four). Flushed with false hope, that summer the Blazers handed out rich extensions to rotational players and, unfortunately, locked themselves into a team that hasn’t won a playoff game since. San Antonio Spurs: Like the Grizzlies, the Spurs caused trouble for the Warriors because of their disciplined style that put the brakes on the pace. San Antonio ruled the West just prior to the Warriors’ run and the proud franchise wasn’t willing to relinquish its hold so easily, causing the Warriors to shiver by winning the regular season matchup from 2014-16. Still, like Memphis, the Spurs turned gray almost overnight. Tim Duncan retired, Tony Parker lost some zip and then, of course, came the sneaky Zaza Pachulia foot plant that KO’d Kawhi Leonard in the first game of their 2017 series. It hasn’t been the same for the Spurs, who shipped off the disgruntled Leonard this summer. Houston Rockets: While the Warriors were able to build around Curry to create a dynasty, the Rockets are in their third attempt to do likewise with James Harden. The Dwight Howard experiment was an exploding cigar, and then the strategy of turning Harden into a point guard failed to draw blood. Chris Paul arrived last season and the best record in the West followed, but Paul has always limped at the wrong time. True to form, his body failed him in the conference finals, just when the Rockets were up 3-2 on the Warriors and primed to issue a stunning statement. The conference-wide process of teams searching for the formula to bring an end to this “Golden” era has taken on an interesting twist. Except for the Rockets, who shuffled their deck slightly this summer, other West contenders are on a semi-defeatist two-year plan. As in: We’re not ready now, but look out in a coupla years! LeBron James joined the Lakers this summer, but it’s hard to take them seriously when LeBron himself says his new team isn’t breathing the same air as the defending champs. His supporting cast is a mix of pups with no playoff experience and vets who’ve seen better days. It’s foolhardy to doubt the potential of any team with LeBron — eight straight trips to the championship round is no joke, even if it came through the East. But they’ll stand a better chance next season, especially if they’re bringing Kawhi or Jimmy Butler by then. There’s also the Utah Jazz, a Spurs-like operation led by a pair of Spurs alums in GM Dennis Lindsey and coach Quin Snyder. Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is a star in the making, but you need more than one of those to match Golden State. Perhaps in time, Mitchell will get a shotgun rider, but Utah is a tough sell for A-list free agents. Houston stands out from the pack with Harden, Paul and center Clint Capela, who gave the Warriors fits last spring. They’re still an attractive, turnkey team. Adding Anthony provides scoring, but does he impact a potential West finals rematch in 2019? With Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute gone, where is the perimeter defense coming from? Is it possible that Houston, with Paul aging, had its best chance last spring and didn’t cash in? It’s also possible the Warriors will do everyone in the West a favor and destroy themselves in the very near future. Durant can become a free agent next summer. Thompson’s contract is up, too, although he’s been very clear about his preference to stay even if that means making below market value. “What’s happening right now is going to be really tough to replicate for anybody,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “You have the proverbial window, however you want to put it. We have an incredible opportunity that’s just not always going to be here. We want to take full advantage not only from a success standpoint but from an enjoyment standpoint. “We’re well aware that it’s not going to last forever.” But that’s getting ahead of the story here, which is whether the Warriors will fall shy of The Finals for the first time since 2014. A three-time champion is bringing everyone back and will add a bonus whenever the healing Cousins returns. Basketball can sometimes be a funny game and anything can happen to throw this scenario for a loop. Until then, however, it's hard to imagine anything derailing another season of Warriors dominance. Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

ABL: Alab Pilipinas has a dream team in its coaching staff

Alab Pilipinas will now have three Philippine basketball legends in its coaching staff for the upcoming 2018-2019 Asean Basketball League. When “Mighty Mouse” Jimmy Alapag was named head coach a year ago, “Dynamite” Danny Seigle joined him. Now, they will also have “Major Pain” Eric Menk by their side. As it turns out, this is a tale of better late than never. “I almost joined them last year, but I was busy with some things. It was a bit of a tough decision but I can only say no to Jimmy so many times and even more when management joined me as well,” Menk shared in the league’s preseason press conference on Tuesday at the Marriott Hotel in Pasay. And so, the reigning and defending champions in the ABL will now have three coaches with a combined 48 years of experience in the PBA – and, more than that, a combined 18 championships. Just imagine if they were still at the peak of their powers and they were the ones playing? At some point, they themselves already have. “We always used to talk about that. I think the three of us would have worked very, very well on the court,” Menk said. Alapag could only agree. “You know, not a bad team. They would’ve made my job pretty easy because I’d just give the ball to them,” he said. Unfortunately, that may very well be already a long shot as Menk is already 44, Seigle is already 42, and Alapag is already 40. What matters more now, though, is that these three Philippine basketball legends impart their wisdom to Alab Pilipinas. And that is exactly why Alapag never quit on recruiting Menk. As the former put it, “From all our times competing against each other and even our brief time playing for the national team, he was always one of the players whom I had an incredible amount of respect for what he did in the league, his work ethic, and how he carried himself.” He then continued, “But what a lot of people don’t know is he’s a great basketball mind. He’s very, very knowledgeable about the game and I think his ability to not just work with our big guys, but really, our entire team is gonna be big for us.” For his part, Menk just wants to do what they weren’t able to do as players – get together and win a championship now as coaches. “We couldn’t form a ‘dream team’ while we were playing, but hopefully, we can form a ‘dream team’ while coaching,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018