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Partisan scholars, complicit intellectuals - The Manila Times

Partisan scholars, complicit intellectuals - The Manila Times.....»»

Category: newsSource: googlenews googlenewsSep 13th, 2017

Palace opposes Facebook partnership with ‘partisan’ Rappler, Vera Files

MALACANANG on Monday expressed opposition to Facebook’s move to tap online news outlets Rappler and Vera Files for its third-party fact checking program aimed at reducing fake news on the social media platform. In a press conference, Palace spokesman Harry Roque said he sympathized with those who objected to Facebook’s partnership with Rappler and Vera Files, [...] The post Palace opposes Facebook partnership with ‘partisan’ Rappler, Vera Files appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

‘Amo’: Looking at the drug war without partisan lens

THE war on drugs has played a central defining role in contemporary Philippine politics. President Rodrigo Duterte made it the centerpiece of his administration, even as his critics have zeroed in on it as his Achilles heel. It has become an emotional, partisan issue that differentiates those who are against the President from those who [...] The post ‘Amo’: Looking at the drug war without partisan lens appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 6th, 2018

Del Potro enters Miami semis with gritty win over Raonic

MIAMI: Juan Martin del Potro raised the roof as he came from behind to beat Milos Raonic 5-7, 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (7/3) and power into a Miami Open semifinals clash with American John Isner. Roared on by a partisan crowd, del Potro rallied after losing the first set to finally wear down the Canadian in [...] The post Del Potro enters Miami semis with gritty win over Raonic appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

ASEANnale 2018 in UP: Festival of ideas on diaspora, disasters, democracy

This is a press release from the ASEANnale organizing team MANILA, Philippines – The ASEANnale 2018 with the theme “Capturing the Spirit of ASEAN in the Digital Times,” brings together ASEAN academics, experts, filmmakers, multimedia artists, and scholars, who will celebrate the unique ASEAN perspectives and narratives during the 1st Film ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

Trump urges US parties set aside differences

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump urged Americans to move beyond the angry partisan divide between Democrats and Republicans in his State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday. “Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground and to summon the unity we need to [...] The post Trump urges US parties set aside differences appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Observations of Filipino UN rapporteurs ‘very partisan’– Palace

The Palace on Friday dismissed the warnings of two United Nations special rapporteurs of human rights abuses on indigenous peoples because of continued martial law rule in Mindanao, claiming their observations were heavily partisan. “Both of them, who are Filipinos, should be more circumspect on their statements. They were elected to their present posts at [...] The post Observations of Filipino UN rapporteurs ‘very partisan’– Palace appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

Backlash over Hong Kong’s immigration ‘blacklist’

HONG KONG: A string of figures critical of China’s Communist Party say they have been denied visas to Hong Kong, sparking accusations of a secret “blacklist” that bears signs of Beijing’s growing influence over the city. Taiwanese scholars Wu Rwei-ren and Wu Jieh-min of Taipei’s prestigious Academia Sinica, due to speak at a conference in [...] The post Backlash over Hong Kong’s immigration ‘blacklist’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 21st, 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

PFF President Nonong Araneta reveals exciting times ahead for Philippine football

Mariano “Nonong” Araneta is pumped up for Philippine football, and it's easy to see why. The Philippine Football Federation president has divulged exciting details of the federation's plans to develop the national training center in the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite. Plus the Azkals are also getting ready for a busy few months ahead. Araneta is keen on ramping up the federation's partnership with the Manila Jockey Club in SLLP, where the FIFA Artificial Turf Pitch is situated. Already a training ground for youth national teams and club sides, Araneta says that lighting towers will soon be installed that will permit nighttime play. “We are just waiting for AFC because the lights will be bidded out,” Explains Araneta. “Hopefully they will be installed by the end of the year.” The lights will feature an intensity of 900 lux, more than the accepted 800 lux minimum for televised matches. The lights will complement the hundreds of new seats that have already been put in place around the pitch. But that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what the PFF has planned for Carmona. “We have spoken to Manila Jockey Club about transferring our headquarters there,” says Araneta. “We are ready to start the bidding and construction.” The PFF is planning to purchase a 3000 sqm parcel of land within the San Lazaro Leisure Park and build a complex with dormitories, classrooms for coaching and referee courses, and a gym. “The funds are ready, initially we will be getting US$1.5 Million from FIFA,” says Araneta, who says the federation will be selling their current building in Pasig to help fund the move. But Araneta says that another option is available, to buy a different 2000 sqm plot of land beside the artificial pitch that is separate from the 3000 sqm parcel. There a grandstand could be constructed, transforming the pitch into a stadium. The headquarters could then be situated under the seating while the other site houses the dorms, classrooms, and gym. More fields are also in the pipeline in the training center. Araneta says that two artificial turf mini-pitches measuring 40 by 20 meters will be made right beside the main pitch. These will also be lighted and can accommodate recreational play and festival competitions. Incredibly, there will be yet another pitch in the training center, a natural grass regulation field within the Manila Jockey Club's racetrack. “That is for our national teams so that if they are set to play on grass, they can train there,” explains Araneta. The middle of the racetrack already has a grass area where football is played. Manila Jockey Club and PFF have yet to decide if the new grass pitch will be a brand new one or if the current surface will be improved. “We want our activities to be there,” declares Araneta. “We have already had coaching seminars there. Schools can also use our facilities. The pitch is there to be used not to be seen,” he adds with a chuckle. Araneta is a former national team player himself and is also optimistic about the near future with the Azkals. The squad is facing two big tournaments in the coming months: the AFF Suzuki Cup in November and December and their maiden appearance in the AFC Asian Cup in January 2019. Araneta says the Azkals will travel to Bahrain during the September FIFA window to play a Bahraini club side, likely on Sept 7, before tangling with the Bahrain national team on September 11. There will also be a FIFA window in October, and Araneta says the Filipinos can enjoy at least one friendly at home. Araneta hopes that Rizal Memorial will still be available before it gets spruced up in preparation for the country's hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. “Our fans will get to watch our new team,” said the president with evident pride. Crunch time begins in November, with the Azkals in a five-team round-robin group with a new home-and-away format. The Philippines will host Singapore in Bacolod's Panaad Stadium on November 13 before playing either Brunei or Timor Leste away four days later. The two ASEAN minnows will square off in a two-legged qualifying series in September to to determine who makes the group stage. On November 21 the Azkals entertain Thailand in Panaad in what promises to be a mouthwatering contest, before closing their group stage against Indonesia, probably in Jakarta, on November 25. The semis will run from December 1 to 6, with the two-legged finals being held on the 11th and 15th. After a quick Christmas break the team jets off to the Middle East on December 26, where final preparations for the Asian Cup will commence in earnest. There are plans to play in Qatar against either a club team or their national side, and then perhaps a game in Kuwait before the team goes to the United Arab Emirates. The group schedule is as follows: January 7 against Korea Republic in Dubai, January 11 versus China in Abu Dhabi, then January 16 against Kyrgyzstan in Dubai. The top two will advance to the knockout round, but the Philippines can also sneak through as one of the better third-placers. But the senior national team isn't the only competition Pinoy football fans can focus on this year. The boys U15 national team were in action while the U16 girls play in an AFC competition. The U19 men also played in the AFF U19 Championship, where they beat Singapore 2-1. The senior ladies team also notched a win against the Lion City in their AFF tournament. Araneta says the very successful PFF Women's League from last year will be run again, and that the PFF also plans a youth league. Both will be partly funded by FIFA. Of course the Philippines Football League will continue, with a League and Cup phase. The realization of these plans will be one of the achievements of Araneta's presidency. Another will be his membership in the 33-person FIFA Council, which acts as a board of directors of the organization. Araneta was recently in Russia to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup along with other council members. Araneta is one of six Asians in the FIFA Council, alongside members from China, Malaysia, Korea Republic, Bahrain, and Bangladesh. He is the first Filipino to serve in this level of leadership in FIFA. The Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo native freely explains the benefit the country can enjoy from this connection. According to Araneta “we have firsthand information on funding, and the Philippines is part of the body that will decide on what's best for football.” He says that in the next cycle of FIFA funding he might be able to acquire an additional US$ 2 million for the development of the training center. The PFF President also enjoys the inside track when it comes to acquiring development funds from the Asian Football Confederation, since he also serves as the Chairman of the AFC Finance Committee. “All budgets pass through us. We know the funding, the revenues. We know when to ask for projects. Like the lights in Carmona, that was approved by the AFC development committee,” continues Araneta. But being part of the FIFA Council is not all glitz and glamor, confesses Araneta. He mentioned a recent Council meeting in Bogota, Colombia, that necessitated an arduous 33-hour trip through Europe for a stay that lasted just two days. Sometimes deliberations in FIFA meetings can stretch for as long as six hours. Immediately after the Bogota confab he jetted off to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for another meeting. “It's no joke,” says Araneta, who is 64 years old. But the former striker and defender has no complaints and reveals his motivation to keep on going at the job. “I went to the Youth Football League. I visited the Allianz National Youth Futsal Invitational. You see the kids playing there, you see kids play everywhere. The enthusiasm of the players is what keeps me going.” - RELEASE.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News4 hr. 17 min. ago

Peza charter needs to be amended – Plaza

THE Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) wants the law that created it, Republic Act 7916 or the Special Economic Zone Act of 1995, amended so it could grant more incentives to investors, its chief said on Wednesday. In an interview, PEZA Director General Charito Plaza said the 23-year-old law has “so many weaknesses” and proposed [...] The post Peza charter needs to be amended – Plaza appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 17 min. ago

Public investors deserve proper disclosures

BEING listed means a company lists either its entire outstanding capital stock or only few or some of its common shares for trading thru the facilities of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). Said listing of either common or preferred, doesn’t make a company public. This is a reality that public investors, who trade on listed [...] The post Public investors deserve proper disclosures appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 17 min. ago

Vehicle sales down double-digits

Domestic auto industry sales plunged by 21.7 percent in June, extending a year-to-date fall that has been blamed on higher prices due to a tax reform law. Data released by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) placed sales for the month at 29,350 units, down [...] The post Vehicle sales down double-digits appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 17 min. ago

PSEi up; earnings reports awaited

THE stock market regained strength on Tuesday with investors said to be anticipating strong earnings results from listed firms.. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) inched up 0.17 percent or 12.24 points to close at 7,381.68 while the broader All Shares eked out 0.06 percent or 2.78 points to end at 4,465.38. “The market ended on the [...] The post PSEi up; earnings reports awaited appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 17 min. ago

BSP: Monetary policy ‘timely and appropriate’

Monetary policy in the Philippines remains “timely and appropriate”, the country’s central bank chief stressed on Tuesday amid observations that policy rate hikes ordered in May and June were not enough to address above-target inflation. “We assure that our monetary policy responses to elevated inflation pressures were, and are, timely and appropriate,” Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) [...] The post BSP: Monetary policy ‘timely and appropriate’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 17 min. ago

Transport dept favors ‘super’ consortium offer

Airport authority to decide on grant of original proponent status – Tugade CLARK, PAMPANGA: The Transportation department has recommended the grant of original proponent status to a so-called “super” consortium that has proposed to rehabilitate and upgrade the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). “Mayroon na pong decision at papel na ginawa yung planning namin kung [...] The post Transport dept favors ‘super’ consortium offer appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 17 min. ago

UPDATE 'WALANGPASOK: July 18

CLASSES were suspended in parts of Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon on Wednesday, July 18, because of the monsoon rains enhanced by a low pressure area. Below is a list: Metro Manila Caloocan City – all levels (public and private) Las Piñas City – all levels (public and private) Malabon City – all levels [...] The post UPDATE #WALANGPASOK: July 18 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 17 min. ago

Monsoon rains to persist over Luzon, Visayas, ‘orange alert’ up in 4 areas

MONSOON rains triggered by a low pressure area (LPA) will persist over Luzon and Visayas on Wednesday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). As of 7 a.m., the orange rainfall warning is up in Metro Manila, Rizal, Bataan and Zambales, which means intense rains threaten flood-prone areas. A yellow rainfall [...] The post Monsoon rains to persist over Luzon, Visayas, ‘orange alert’ up in 4 areas appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 17 min. ago

PNR suspends operations anew

THE Philippine National Railways (PNR) suspended its services for the second straight day on Wednesday because of flooding on its tracks. According to a post on Twitter, PNR said floods on its main line south in area 1 of Manila prompted the suspension at 7 a.m. It advised the public to monitor for updates on [...] The post PNR suspends operations anew appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 17 min. ago

MMDA: Number coding lifted in Metro except in Las Pinas, Makati

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Wednesday lifted the number coding scheme for private vehicles and city buses in Metro Manila except in two areas. In a post on Twitter, the MMDA said the traffic scheme is in effect in Las Piñas and Makati. The MMDA suspended the number coding at noontime on Tuesday [...] The post MMDA: Number coding lifted in Metro except in Las Pinas, Makati appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News7 hr. 17 min. ago