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Palace defends acquisition of Air Force aircraft from US

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Category: newsSource: manila_shimbun manila_shimbunOct 9th, 2019

Defense chief justifies purchase of P2-B jet

Amid mounting criticisms, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana defended the Philippine Air Force acquisition of a P2-billion business jet for the official trips of President Duterte and other military and government Very Important Persons. Lorenzana said Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s brand new G280 jet is not primarily a presidential plane but an aircraft “necessary” for the Armed […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 12th, 2019

P2-B Gulfstream jet not a luxury aircraft, says Lorenzana

MANILA, Philippines – It's not a luxury aircraft but part of efforts to modernize the Philippine military. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Friday, October 11, issued a statement defending the planned acquisition of a Gulfstream G280 business jet worth about P2 billion for the Philippine Air Force (PAF), saying the purchase was "a necessary ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2019

Eroplano ng Australian Air Force nag-emergency landing sa Tacloban

ISANG Royal Australian Air Force aircraft ASY 727 na may lulang 38 crew members at 8 aircraft officials ang nag-emergency landing sa Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport sa Tacloban City dakong alas-12:47 Sabado nang hapon......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsOct 6th, 2019

At least 7 dead as World War II plane crashes in the U.S. – reports

NEW YORK – At least 7 people were killed when a World War II bomber carrying 13 passengers and crew crashed at an airport in the northeastern US state of Connecticut Wednesday, October 2, local media reported. The Boeing B-17 aircraft, which the US Air Force deployed against ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2019

Palace defends Duterte after foreign reporter points out unkempt appearance in Russia

President Duterte appeared "unkempt" in his meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, a foreign journalist noticed......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2019

Palace studying activation of oil contingency group

Malacañang will look into a proposal to issue an executive order that will formally activate the oil contingency task force, as consumers brace for big oil price hikes today......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2019

Inter chairman Zhang defends fans amid racism debate

GENEVA (AP) — Inter Milan chairman Steven Zhang says the principle of non-discrimination is "embedded in the DNA" of the club, after a widely criticized response from ultras fans to striker Romelu Lukaku being racially abused at a game. Lukaku, who is black, was targeted with monkey chants by Cagliari fans this month after the Belgium forward scored a penalty kick. A group of Inter fans later suggested such apparent abuse is not racist in Italy, and was a tactic they also used to unsettle opposing players. Inter's Chinese chairman says the club's inclusive history makes him believe that "a lot of fans, when they did it, the intention was not bad." Zhang says soccer is "not for violence, it's not for racism" and can be a force to educate people around the world. The 28-year-old official spoke with reporters at a European Club Association meeting after he was elected to the 246-member group's executive board......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 11th, 2019
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Palace defends De Lima witness transfer

There is nothing irregular in the transfer of high-profile convicts who testified against Sen. Leila de Lima to the Philippine Marines headquarters, Malacañang said, after the move was described by some senators as a reward for the inmates’ statements against President Duterte’s vocal critic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 8th, 2019

Rody defends Panelo amid GCTA mess

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night defended Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo following the spokesman’s action on the request of the family of convicted murderer-rapist Antonio Sanchez to give a favorable recommendation on his former client’s plea for executive clemency. In a Palace press briefing, Duterte stressed that Panelo did not violate the law when he […] The post Rody defends Panelo amid GCTA mess appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 4th, 2019

Palace defends Duterte’s P4.5-billion intel fund

Malacañang yesterday defended President Duterte’s intelligence fund pegged at P4.5 billion, based on the National Expenditure Program (NEP) for next year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2019
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Palace: Diplomatic talks Duterte’s ‘best’ option to resolve territorial row

Pursuing diplomatic negotiations with China remains President Duterte’s “best” option to peacefully resolve the lingering territorial dispute, Malacañang said yesterday. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said the President, as chief architect of foreign policy, has decided to talk with China than resort to use of force to settle the conflict, adding his critics could run for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 15th, 2019

Palace: President using ‘skillful diplomacy’ in territorial dispute

President Duterte is using “skillful diplomacy” to resolve the country’s territorial dispute with China without resorting to aggression or use of force, according to a Palace official. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo explained that the government continues to assert rights over the West Philippine Sea while keeping friendly ties with giant Asian neighbor. “President Duterte, as […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 14th, 2019

PH Air Force to Be Capable of Integrated Defense Soon

Once the Philippine Air Force (PAF) acquires brand-new multi-role fighters, the service will be capable of fielding an Integrated Air Defense System that will protect the country from aerial threats. “The acquisition of multi-role fighters would soon complete the Integrated Air Defense System of the entire country, which is composed of sensors — the radars, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 6th, 2019

Palace defends Honasan appointment at DICT

Malacañang yesterday defended the appointment of former senator Gregorio Honasan as information and communications technology secretary, saying he is capable of managing a department. ?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2019

Palace defends qualification of Honasan as DICT chief

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Category: newsSource:  manila_shimbunRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2019

Palace defends Locsin after calling Robredo 'boba'

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Category: newsSource:  manila_shimbunRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

Williamson welcomed to New Orleans by a grateful franchise

By Brett Martel, Associated Press METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson and his family were met with applause and traditional New Orleans jazz as they walked into the Pelicans’ headquarters. The practice gym was filled with team employees and executives eager to welcome the player who has infused the franchise with so much more promise than it appeared to have when six-time All-Star Anthony Davis requested a trade five months ago. Williamson, who was in New York a night earlier when the Pelicans made him the NBA’s top overall draft choice, smiled and looked relaxed in his blue suit and white designer sneakers. When the music was turned down and it was time for Williamson to address the gathering, he spoke with an easy manor and kept his comments short and simple. He promised maximum effort and flexibility, but stopped short of forecasting the type of greatness for himself that so many others have predicted. “I look at things from a realistic point of view,” Williamson began during his formal introduction to his first professional home on Friday evening (Saturday, PHL time). He called the praise being showered upon him “a bit much,” and reminded everyone that he is still a couple weeks short of his 19th birthday. “I haven’t played one (NBA) game yet, so I look at it just like that,” Williamson said. “I’m just trying to contribute to the team.” The 6'7", 285-pound forward will probably do a lot more than that, given the force of nature he was in his one season at Duke. He averaged 22.6 points for the Blue Devils and was voted to the ACC’s All-Defensive Team. He also averaged 8.9 rebounds, 2.12 steals and 1.8 blocked shots. Pelicans new executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin has sought to temper expectations by asserting that Williamson is “not the savior” of the small market franchise that was won two playoff series since relocating from Charlotte in 2002. Griffin also has stated repeatedly that veteran guard Jrue Holiday is the unquestioned leader of the team — which didn’t seem to bother Williamson at all. Williamson visited New Orleans for just a day of meetings before the draft and had dinner at renowned Uptown restaurant Commanders Palace. This second trip is expected to span at least the weekend, and dinner at a downtown steak place was on tap Friday night (Saturday, PHL time), followed by his first community service event at a playground in eastern New Orleans on Saturday. His parents and siblings also have made the trip, and they were expected to help the Pelicans’ newest star look for a place to live. Williamson said he enjoyed the televised images of fans in New Orleans celebrating wildly in a downtown street upon his selection. “I didn’t think I deserved all that,” he said with a smile, “but it was just passion for the team.” Even Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry and owner Gayle Benson struggled to contain their enthusiasm for Williamson’s arrival. “To receive the No. 1 pick in the draft is a prize any sports team would covet; this one is different,” Benson said. “We could not have asked for a better player with more potential on the court. More importantly, we could not have hoped for a better person to represent and help lead our franchise into this new chapter.” Added Gentry, “You don’t get to coach guys like this very often. When you’re lucky enough to have a generational player like that that you’re going to be able to coach, you relish just the honor of being able to coach a guy like that.” “You have to have the talent, but you have to have people that have the character that he has. It’s going to be enjoyable to see the style of basketball that we’re going to play. He more than fits into it. It’s going to be exciting to watch.” Williamson said it is easy for him to take such comments — and superstar treatment from fans — in stride. “The thing that keeps me grounded is, I just always think about the times when, like, it was just me, my stepdad and a basketball on an outdoor court,” he said. The Pelicans had the right to draft Williamson first overall after an unlikely victory in the NBA’s draft lottery last month. Before the lottery, odds were that Williamson would wind up in one of the NBA’s largest markets with the New York Knicks. Instead, he’ll be in one of the smallest. But his stepfather, Lee Anderson, said New Orleans was exactly where he was hoping his stepson would go. “I am so thankful,” Anderson said. “I thought this city would be a great place to go, and God worked it out.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2019

PAL, Boeing in talks over acquisition of 777X aircraft series

PAL, Boeing in talks over acquisition of 777X aircraft series.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 5th, 2019