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PH gets high peace grade

A global survey on peace and security gave the Philippines an 82 rating for it to land on the top half of 142 countries graded in terms of their citizens’confidence in law and order. The 2018 Global Law and Order report of US pollster Gallup showed the Philippines was a notch behind New Zealand, two […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneJun 10th, 2018

STUDENT, 6 OTHERS ARRESTED FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS IN MANILA

Seven alleged drug suspects, including a high school student, were arrested in separate anti-criminality operations by the Manila Police District (MPD) on Saturday. Apprehended by the Malate Police Station (PS-9) along Amadome Complex were Arnold Joshua Batac, 19, a Grade 12 student; and Johncent Obano, 20, an out-of-school youth. The two were initially approached by… link: STUDENT, 6 OTHERS ARRESTED FOR ILLEGAL DRUGS IN MANILA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

26 students in Iloilo town positive for Hepatitis A

TWENTY-SIX high school students in Calinog, Iloilo tested positive for Hepatitis A, according to municipal health officer Cesar Rey Mestidio on Tuesday. Mestidio said the Grade 7 to Grade 12 students are from Don Esteban S. Javellana Memorial High School. The Hepatitis A cases were recorded from last week to the present. The hepatitis virus […] The post 26 students in Iloilo town positive for Hepatitis A appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Gretchen Barretto on being called a mistress: ‘I’m the kabit who’ll live happily ever after’

Gretchen Barretto's relationship with partner Antonio "Tonyboy" Cojuangco has always been an open book. This time, the eldest of the Barretto clan spoke up against an online basher who persistently sends her negative comments. "Old news yes, I am all that you say I am [and] you follow me on Instagram," wrote Barretto in a post she uploaded via the platform yesterday, July 28. "I am who I am [and] I so [love] it [and] you [d]ie in envy burn, burn, burn." "I am the kabit (concubine) who will live [h]appily ever after [and] you will be the envious who will die each time you see me soar high," added the actress. "Rest In Peace envious [b****] I shall soar high while you die." Barretto p...Keep on reading: Gretchen Barretto on being called a mistress: ‘I’m the kabit who’ll live happily ever after’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

PVL: Long wait worth it for Eya Laure

Eya Laure could’ve been with the University of Sto. Tomas’ seniors team for two years now. One could just imagine where the Tigresses could’ve been in the UAAP with Laure playing alongside her sister EJ and a very passionate Sisi Rondina. Unfortunately, Laure had to stay in high school for two more years following the implementation of the K-12 education system. But the delay was worth the wait for Laure, taking it as a blessing in disguise rather than wasted time.     “Ako kasi since akala ko pagka-Grade 11 and Grade 12 ko makakalaro na ko sa seniors,” said Laure Sunday after UST’s 25-21, 25-12, 25-17 demolition of San Sebastian College in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. “Kaso nu’ng in-announce sa amin ni coach siguro may plan talaga para sa amin si God, na magpe-prepare talaga sa amin kasi may kulang pa samin ni (setter) Maji (Mangulabnan),” added Laure, who scored all her seven points on kills. The additional high school years molded Laure into a better and versatile player. Her achievements in the high school rank made her a sought after recruit. And who will not want a player who has collected a rookie of the year award (Season 75) and a Season MVP honor (Season 78) on top of being a Best Setter (Season 76), Best Attacker (Season 77) and back-to-back Best Opposite Hitter from Season 79 to 80? Fortunately for UST, Laure decided to stay. “Si Eya Laure, siyempre, talk of the town. Kilala naman ng mga tao 'yun. Galing 'yan sa programa namin sa high school,” said UST head coach Kungfu Reyes. “Sa dami ng rookies ngayon, di naman nalalayo si Eya sa mga ka-batch niya na recruit ng ibang teams.” Laure actually had already shown what she can give to the Tigresses when she played as a guest player two years ago for UST in the defunct V-League’s Collegiate Conference. And choosing the Espana-based squad for Laure is a way of giving back for all the efforts made by Reyes and Yani Fernandez in helping her develop into a complete player.    “Si coach Kungfu naman kasi simula’t simula talaga na mag-volleyball ako andyan siya kahit nung Grade 5 ako tine-train ako ni coach Kungfu at coach Ian na mag-setter spiker na,” she recalled. “So ‘yun pagkapasok ng Grade 7 sa UST nagi-expect na sila sa akin na makakatulong ako.” “So parang naka-set na siya sa akin na siyempre ginawa nila ako, trinain nila ako ng sobrang tagal alam ko talaga naghahanap sila ng something galing sa akin. Na gusto nila na lahat ng pinagpaguran nila sa akin na binigyan nila ako ng time para ma-develop ng ganito tapos gusto nila magkaroon ng result,” she added. For now, Laure is taking it slow as she is still recovering from a right shoulder contusion. But come UAAP time, Laure will be ready to bring her long-awaited roar in the collegiate volleyball scene.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Inflation, charter change risks to growth – Moody’s

Debt watcher Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed the Philippines’ “Baa2” investment grade rating, which carries a stable outlook, but warned that rising inflation and charter change were downside risks to the economy. “The Baa2 rating incorporates a number of very positive credit features, including the high economic strength derived from a large and fast-growing economy, as well [...] The post Inflation, charter change risks to growth – Moody’s appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

Philippines rolls out red carpet for Moro rebels

High-ranking officials of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) visited the Philippine military's headquarters in the capital Thursday, marking another milestone in the peace process betwee.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Philippines rolls out red carpet for Moro rebels

High-ranking officials of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) visited the Philippine military’s headquarters in the capital Thursday, marking another milestone in the peace process betwee Source link link: Philippines rolls out red carpet for Moro rebels.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Historic visit: PH military welcomes MILF to Camp Aguinaldo

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) welcomed high-ranking Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) officials in a historic visit to Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday, July 12, sending a strong message of support at a critical stage of the peace process.  MILF vice chairman Ghazali Jaafar and Bangsamoro ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

GM Pelinka: Lakers landing LeBron is ultimate validation

By Greg Beacham, Associated Press EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Rob Pelinka says the Los Angeles Lakers aren’t trying to beat the Golden State Warriors at their own game. Instead, they’re building a team around LeBron James to do something different. Pelinka spoke publicly Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) for the first time since the Lakers’ remarkable offseason overhaul began, and the irrepressibly optimistic former agent radiated excitement about the future for a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in five seasons. “To get the commitment from LeBron James to come to the Lakers for four years was really the culmination of everything we’ve been working towards,” Pelinka said. “When LeBron chose to come here, it was the ultimate validation for the moves we’ve made and what we’ve been building since we started.” The longest postseason drought in franchise history could be finished after James chose the Lakers in free agency. The club also added veterans Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee and Lance Stephenson alongside their young core while parting ways with Julius Randle and Brook Lopez, among others. Pelinka and top executive Magic Johnson hope the result is a sturdy, defense-minded team with enough up-tempo offense to trouble the Warriors, the Houston Rockets and every other contender for the title. “I think to try to play the Warriors at their own game is a trap,” Pelinka said. “No one is going to beat them at their own game, so that is why we wanted to add these elements of defense and toughness and depth and try to look at areas where we will have an advantage.” Pelinka said the Lakers focused their free agency recruitment efforts on versatile, playoff-tested talents who can score and defend, instead of looking for elite players with only one specialty. He hopes the result will be a flexible, dangerous team under coach Luke Walton — and a different look around James, whose Cleveland Cavaliers teams often looked like a collection of perimeter shooters whose deficiencies were exposed by Golden State and others. Pelinka praised Rondo as a gritty guard whose championship pedigree will fill a void on the roster. He also described Stephenson as providing “an extreme toughness and an edge,” comparing his skills to Dennis Rodman’s contributions to Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls, or Metta World Peace’s work with Kobe Bryant’s late-career Lakers. “The road to the NBA championship has to go through the team that won last year, and we all know the guys up north have a special group,” Pelinka said. “But one of the ways to attack what they have is with defensive toughness. I think we saw that in the Houston series with some of the players that Houston has.” Pelinka’s desire for flexibility extended to the payroll as well. After years of trading away draft picks and acquiring high-priced veterans in an effort to win now with Bryant, the Lakers were overextended until Pelinka and Johnson spent the past 16 months creating enough salary cap space to sign two elite free agents. They only got one, although the Lakers still appear to be in contention for disgruntled San Antonio star Kawhi Leonard, who has a year left on his contract with the Spurs. No matter what happens, Pelinka said the Lakers’ series of one-year contracts around James will put them in position to have ample cap space again next summer, when several stars could be available to join James. Pelinka said the Lakers will have “an open training camp” in September, with only James guaranteed to be a starter. That means Rondo and second-year pro Lonzo Ball will compete to be Los Angeles’ starting point guard, a possibility that was welcomed by Rondo after he signed. Pelinka also said Ball will be fully healthy for training camp. The point guard has a torn meniscus in his left knee. Pelinka’s idiosyncrasies shone through again Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), with the GM beginning his news conference by reading a passage from Brazilian author Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist,” a book recommended to him by former client Bryant and carried by James throughout the playoffs. The passage describes the process of making a decision being “only the beginning of things.” “Hopefully it will lead to things ... happening that are bigger than our dreams could ever imagine,” Pelinka said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

PH may lose investment grade ratings, infra funds if LGUs get share from nat’l taxes

The Philippines stands to lose its investment-grade credit ratings and may have to stop construction of big-ticket infrastructure projects if the Supreme Court ruling that grants local government units (LGUs) a share from "all" national taxes gets implemented, Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno said. As such, Diokno said they would ask the Office of the Solicitor General to file a motion seeking a reversal of the high court's decision on LGU's internal revenue allotment (IRA). Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that the "just share" of LGUs' IRA must come from all national taxes, not only from national internal revenue taxes as was the current practice. "All national taxes" inc...Keep on reading: PH may lose investment grade ratings, infra funds if LGUs get share from nat’l taxes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Palace spokesman rates Duterte s war on drugs 8.5 out of 10

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque gave President Duterte a high grade of 8.5 out of 10 in the war on illegal drugs, claiming that the controversial campaign is enjoying popular support in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Teen mauled to death by schoolmate in Oriental Mindoro town

CITY OF CALAPAN - A 15-year-old Grade 7 pupil died allegedly from mauling by a Grade 10 student at a high school in Victoria town in Oriental Mindoro province, police said Friday. Supt. Imelda Tole.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Tinu -an sa HS patay human kulataha sa iyang classmate sa Oriental Mindoro

Patay ang usa ka 15-anyos nga high school student dinhang gikulata kini sa iyang classmate nga 16 anyos sa Victoria Municipality sa Oriental Mindoro Matud sa report nga nagta -aw ug duwang badminton ug voleyball sa Aurelio Arago National High School sa Barangay Leido mga alas-4:45 sa hapon ang Grade 7 nga biktima dihang giduol… link: Tinu -an sa HS patay human kulataha sa iyang classmate sa Oriental Mindoro.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

P2M hashish in bus seized

More than P2 million worth of high-grade marijuana resin or hashish was seized by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency personnel at a bus terminal in Quezon City yesterday. Source link link: P2M hashish in bus seized.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

P2M hashish in bus seized

More than P2 million worth of high-grade marijuana resin or hashish was seized by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency personnel at a bus terminal in Quezon City yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Whatever happens, Rhayyan Amsali will not play in NCAA Season 94

It’s final – Rhayyan Amsali is not eligible for San Beda High School for the upcoming NCAA Season 94 Juniors Basketball Tournament. The league’s eligibility meeting concluded on Friday and there, it was determined that with one failing grade, Amsali was unable to meet academic requirements. The 6-foot-3 forward, who had just transferred to San Beda from Nazareth School of National University, has been the talk of the town as he and his camp filed a complaint questioning his failing grade. Last Tuesday, the Amsalis, through Atty. Michelle Africa, forwarded a letter to NSNU stating that Rhayyan was belatedly informed that he had failed a subject. For their part, NSNU said that the Amsali camp, through mother Nurisa, had knowledge of the failing grade since early May. Now, the latest update in the issue is that the Department of Education is asking for clarification from NSNU about how “there was no intervention given to prevent Rhayyan from getting a failing grade before the school year ended. Furthermore, no effort was done by the people concerned to inform the parents about the child’s predicament.” (photo courtesy of DepEd) Whatever happens from this point, though, will not change the fact that the NCAA’s eligibility meeting is over and done with and there, Amsali was unable to get into San Beda’s lineup. Nonetheless, the 17-year-old said that he is set to stay in Taytay. “Kahit hindi ako maglalaro, nandito pa rin yung isip ko at yung heart ko sa team na ‘to. Susuportahan ko sila kahit anong mangyari,” he told reporters as he and the Red Cubs, serendipitously, downed the Bullpups in the semifinals of the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup. This, even though it would mean that he now only has one playing year left in the NCAA Juniors. “Yung samahan po rito sa San Beda, iba e. Unang pagpunta ko pa lang dito, ang gaan na e,” he shared. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Duterte’s ouster ‘highly probable,’ says communists

        With the peace talks between communist rebels and the government hanging in the balance, the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said that President Rodrigo Duterte's ouster was "highly probable."   The CPP, in a statement on Friday, claimed that Duterte would be ousted for his "utter disdain for human rights and rampant fascist abuses."   "There is [a] high probability that Duterte will not be able to complete his six-year term of office and will be forced out of Malacaang by way of a surge in anti-fascist protest actions or some other means," the CPP said.   "Duterte has antagonized the broad democratic secto...Keep on reading: Duterte’s ouster ‘highly probable,’ says communists.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018


LOOK: Dimples Romana s great stash of medals from grade, high school days

Image: Instagram/@dimplesromana Dimples Romana recalled her competitive grade school and high school days from an old stash of medals. She also noted how they inspired her to raise her own children.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

I think it’s a very productive season for them -- Castillo on his high school standouts

BaliPure-National University head coach Babes Castillo gave the Water Defenders a passing grade despite missing the bus ride to the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference. The mentor liked what he saw especially from the high school standouts that are set to move up to the college ranks in UAAP Season 81.    “Overall I think it’s a very productive season for them, first time,” said Castillo after the Water Defenders swept Tacloban, 25-18, 25-16, 25-16, Wednesday at the end of the round robin quarterfinals at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. BaliPure, which fielded seven high school players, closed the quarters with a 2-3 win-loss record and 5-7 slate overall.     “Sabi ko nga perspective, it’s the first time that majority of high school squad has fielded in, it was a good start but I think we anticipated that they might be, they will be challenged in the midway doon sa liga because syempre mga seasoned and veterans ang mga (kalaban), lumabas nga ang pagkabata nila. That’s what we saw,” added Castillo. However, Castillo knew that the exposure will help his players come UAAP season.     Bannered by incoming Lady Bulldogs setter Joyme Cagande, libero Jennifer Nierva, Ivy Lacsina and Princess Robles and high school stars such as UAAP Season 80 high school Most Valuable Player Mhicaela Belen, Faith Nisperos and Alyssa Solomon with seasoned American imports Janisa Johnson and Alexis Matthews, the Water Defenders gave their opponents a good fight.    “It’s a very good experience for them going back to their high school and sa magka-college going into their next UAAP Season. I think it’s a very good experience for them,” said Castillo. Castillo and NU will be back in the Collegiate Conference with Cagande, Lacsina, Nierva and Robles joining the Lady Bulldogs.   ---  Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Palace backs DepEd’s stand vs drug testing for grade schoolers

Malacaang backs the Department of Education's (DepEd) opposition to the mandatory drug testing on students as young as 10 years old.   Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the Palace was taking the side of the DepEd, which earlier opposed the move, citing that the country's dangerous drugs law only authorizes random drug testing for secondary and college students.   "Nagsalita na po si Secretary Briones ang Dangerous Drugs Act daw po ay ipinagbabawal ang drug testing sa elementarya. Pupuwede lang tayong magkaroon ng drug testing po sa high school," Roque said in a Palace briefing in Cagayan de Oro.   (Secretary Briones said that the Dangerous Dr...Keep on reading: Palace backs DepEd’s stand vs drug testing for grade schoolers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018