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Partisan scholars, complicit intellectuals - The Manila Times

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Category: newsSource: googlenews googlenewsSep 13th, 2017

Chinese Ambassador holds Christmas party for scholars

The Chinese Embassy held a Christmas gathering for the Chinese Ambassador Scholarship Recipients from the University of the Philippines and the Philippine Normal University on November 29. The special day was for the 43 young students from both universities in order to celebrate the nearing holidays and it also served as a chance for the [...] The post Chinese Ambassador holds Christmas party for scholars appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

So unpatriotic of Filipino political partisans to badmouth their country in foreign papers

I FIND it unpatriotic when Filipino partisan writers write articles in foreign papers that are indisputably biased against President Duterte, and which badmouth the country as a land where the rule of law has collapsed. Such articles are not only in very bad taste, they reflect the fact that nationalism in this country has all [...] The post So unpatriotic of Filipino political partisans to badmouth their country in foreign papers appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Cash transfer terms for Marawi shelved

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has suspended until December 2018 conditionalities for the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer program for the poor for CCT households affected by the Marawi siege. Officer-in-Charge Emmanuel Leyco of the DSWD on Friday noted that the suspension, initially only until March 2018, has been extended to complement the [...] The post Cash transfer terms for Marawi shelved appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 25 min. ago

Enabling e-commerce: Reducing friction and improving the customer experience

Twenty-five percent. That’s what the Trade department expects e-commerce to contribute to the economy by 2020. Domestic e-commerce revenues have grown more than 50 percent since 2015, buoyed by widespread cellular penetration and rapid adoption by small and medium enterprises. SMEs, which account for over 99% of all businesses in the Philippines, are gravitating towards [...] The post Enabling e-commerce: Reducing friction and improving the customer experience appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 25 min. ago

BoP to hit $1.4-B deficit in 2017 – BSP

The country will likely post a substantially higher balance of payments (BoP) deficit this year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas announced on Friday. Projections of a greater net outflow in the financial account could lead to an overall BoP deficit of $1.4 billion, officials said in a briefing, much higher than the previous forecast of [...] The post BoP to hit $1.4-B deficit in 2017 – BSP appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 25 min. ago

PH upgrade to boost global bond offering

The Philippines’ upgraded investment rating bodes well for a planned global bond offering, Treasury and Finance officials said. Fitch’s move to raise the country further into investment-grade territory, they claimed, was an endorsement of the Duterte administration’s economic strategy, which is anchored on a comprehensive tax reform plan and a massive infrastructure modernization program. “We [...] The post PH upgrade to boost global bond offering appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 25 min. ago

World Bank hikes PH growth forecast

The World Bank has updated its Philippine growth forecast for 2017, taking into account a stronger-than-expected third quarter expansion. The Washington-based lender now expects gross domestic product growth of 6.7 percent, up from 6.6 percent previously. The updated forecast, which falls within the government’s 6.5-7.5 percent target, is lower than last year’s actual 6.9-percent growth. [...] The post World Bank hikes PH growth forecast appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 25 min. ago

Over 170,000 Pinoys affected by Uber breach

The massive data breach that hit ride-hailing company Uber last year affected about 171,000 Filipino drivers and passengers, the National Privacy Commission (NPC) said on Friday. In a statement, NPC Commissioner Raymund Enriquz Liboro said Uber confirmed the news to his agency last Thursday. “Uber made public additional information earlier made available to us on [...] The post Over 170,000 Pinoys affected by Uber breach appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 25 min. ago

OFW remittances post Oct rebound

Money sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) bounced back in October, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Friday, boosting the year-to-date tally past the $25-billion mark. Personal remittances rose to $2.55 billion from $2.32 billion a year ago, up 9.7 percent and recovering from September’s five-month low of $2.44 billion. Year to [...] The post OFW remittances post Oct rebound appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 25 min. ago

SKudarat police foil bombing try

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao: The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat province has foiled a bombing attempt with the killing of a suspected bomber and at the same time a drug trafficker along the national highway of Sultan Kudarat. Senior Supt. Raul Supiter, Sultan Kudarat PNP director, said police operatives on Tuesday were to [...] The post SKudarat police foil bombing try appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 25 min. ago

One-year suspension for mayor, vice mayor

ASINGAN, Pangasinan: The municipal mayor and vice mayor here were both suspended for one year without pay by the Office of the Ombudsman for violating three administrative offenses when they placed their names and pictures in an ambulance acquired by the municipal government. In a decision, a copy of which was obtained by The Manila [...] The post One-year suspension for mayor, vice mayor appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 25 min. ago

4 more Calabarzon mayors stripped of police powers

The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has released a new list of local chief executives in Calabarzon who will be stripped of their powers over the local police. Calabarzon is composed of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon. Ronald Banzuela, acting provincial officer of Napolcom Batangas, said Resolution 2017-611 containing the list was approved on November [...] The post 4 more Calabarzon mayors stripped of police powers appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 25 min. ago

Suspension of conditionalities for cash transfer extended to aid Marawi evacuees

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has extended until December 2018 the suspension of the conditionalities for the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program for its beneficiaries who were affected by the Marawi siege. Officer-in-Charge Emmanuel Leyco of the DSWD said the suspension, which would have been lifted after March 2018, has been extended [...] The post Suspension of conditionalities for cash transfer extended to aid Marawi evacuees appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News19 hr. 38 min. ago

Guerrero: Finishing off terrorists in Mindanao in my term ‘overly ambitious’

ARMED Forces Chief Rey Leonardo Guerrero admitted on Friday that it would be “overly ambitious” to finish off terrorists in Mindanao within his term despite his claim that kidnapping in the region has been reduced to 11 in 2017 from 37 in 2016. “For me to say that we will be able to finish the terrorist problem [...] The post Guerrero: Finishing off terrorists in Mindanao in my term ‘overly ambitious’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News19 hr. 38 min. ago

Maynilad to raise water rates in January

CUSTOMERS of Maynilad Water Services, Inc. will pay higher rates in 2018, as the company will implement a P0.97 per cubic meter increase effective in January. Maynilad said in a statement on Friday that the average basic rate adjustment would be equivalent to 2.80 percent of the P34.51/cubic meter average basic charge this year, which represents the [...] The post Maynilad to raise water rates in January appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News19 hr. 38 min. ago

New IS-inspired group actively recruiting members for terror attacks

THE battle in Marawi City may have ended, but the war is not over. This became evident on Friday after the Armed Forces of the Philippines  (AFP) said that Islamic State-inspired groups in Mindanao were ramping up its recruitment drive to beef up its fighters for terror attacks. During the “Bangon Marawi” news briefing in [...] The post New IS-inspired group actively recruiting members for terror attacks appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News19 hr. 38 min. ago

SweatSkin (Air Series Heat Pants) – Don’t just look slim, be slim!

We have a confession. Even here at SweatSkin, we sometimes use our heat pants as leg shapers. Aysus! Maryosep!!! How is any girl supposed to stay slim if one loves Chicken Joy’s! Except, leg shapers are a lie. What’s the point of everyone thinking you’re slim, when you know you’re not? But let’s be real, [...] The post SweatSkin (Air Series Heat Pants) – Don’t just look slim, be slim! appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News19 hr. 38 min. ago

Lyceum bags last F4 berth in NCAA football

Lyceum of the Philippines University completed the Final Four cast in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 93 seniors football tournament with a 5-0 demolition of Mapua University on Friday at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila. Levi Malihan fired a hat-trick while Riel Mar Subebe and Michael Dumalag scored one goal apiece [...] The post Lyceum bags last F4 berth in NCAA football appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News19 hr. 38 min. ago

Iraq hangs 38 members of IS, Qaeda for ‘terrorism’

NASIRIYAH, Iraq: Iraq hanged 38 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State group or Al-Qaeda for terrorism offences on Thursday (Friday in Manila) in the southern city of Nasiriyah, provincial authorities said. It was the largest number of executions in Iraq on a single day since September 25 when 42 people were put to death in [...] The post Iraq hangs 38 members of IS, Qaeda for ‘terrorism’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News19 hr. 38 min. ago

Hoffman accused of exposing himself to 16-year-old

  NEW YORK: Another three women have accused actor Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including a 16-year-old high school friend of his daughter more than three decades ago, Hollywood trade magazine Variety reported on Thursday. Variety published the accounts from the three women, which the 80-year-old double Oscar winner’s lawyer told the publication were “defamatory [...] The post Hoffman accused of exposing himself to 16-year-old appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News19 hr. 38 min. ago