Philippine politics on the fast drive

Do you know why there are so many people who, despite obvious lack of “bona fide” intention to serve in elective office, have the gall to submit themselves as candidates?.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarOct 11th, 2018

LOOK: Philippine Navy officials tour US submarine 

    MANILA, Philippines --- Philippine Navy officials had a chance to tour a US submarine USS Greeneville (SSN772) and submarine tender USS Emory Land (AS 39) which docked in Palawan early this week.   Naval Forces West deputy commander Capt. Carlos Sabarre and Submarine Group head Capt. Edwin Nera were among the guests of the Los-Angeles fast attack submarine last Dec. 10, a statement from the US Pacific 7th Fleet said.   Cmdr. Terry Nemec, commanding officer of the USS Greeneville, took the chance to highlight the Philippine-US alliance, citing the continued bilateral and multilateral exercises of both navies.   USS Emory Land also h...Keep on reading: LOOK: Philippine Navy officials tour US submarine .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 16 min. ago

Davis 44 points, 18 rebounds, help Pelicans top Thunder

By Brett Martel, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis had 44 points and 18 rebounds, and the inconsistent New Orleans Pelicans narrowly held on to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-114 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Jrue Holiday had 20 points and 10 assists, and Julius Randle added 22 for New Orleans, which has alternated wins and losses in its past 10 games. Paul George had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Dennis Schroder scored 24 points for Oklahoma City, which came in having won five of its previous six. Russell Westbrook had 20 points and four steals but did not appear as eager as usual to shoot, hitting 8-of-16 shots. Steven Adams also scored 20. New Orleans seemed in control, leading 116-109 with less than 1:20 left when consecutive turnovers led to five quick Thunder points. Westbrook scored on a fast break that he initiated by breaking up Holiday's pass. Then another Westbrook steal during Holiday's drive led to George's fast-break layup as he was fouled. After Davis' missed a driving floater, Oklahoma City had an unusual possession in which no player seemed inclined to shoot, and a series of passes led to Westbrook's late-shot-clock three attempt, which rimmed out. Randle was fouled after his rebound, but missed two free throws to give the Thunder another chance. Westbrook again elected not to shoot, and Alex Abrines' triple for the lead rimmed out. Solomon Hill, who had eight points, came down with his seventh rebound and made both foul shots with less than a second left to seal the victory. Davis was dominant throughout, dunking seven times, including several times on crowd-pleasing alley-oops, to go with a three and an array of mid-range floaters and jumpers. He scored 18 of his points in the third quarter, when New Orleans went in front for good in a competitive game that included 12 ties, 17 lead changes and no lead larger than nine points. Davis and Randle helped New Orleans outscore the Thunder 74-48 in the paint. TIP-INS Thunder: Westbrook was assessed a technical foul in the third quarter by official David Guthrie for appearing to argue that a foul should have been called on his missed layup. ... Westbrook blocked layup attempts by Pelicans rookie guard Frank Jackson twice. ... Jerami Grant committed fouls off the ball twice in the first two minutes of the third quarter, at which point he had five fouls for the game and was subbed out. He did not return until 7:50 remained. ... Adams made 7-of-9 shots. ... Oklahoma City shot 48.3 percent but missed 30 of 43 from 3-point range. Pelicans: Forward Nikola Mirotic sat out after injuring his right ankle during Monday night's (Tuesday, PHL time) loss at Boston. ... Guard E'Twaun Moore also sat out with a strained muscle in his lower leg. ... Combined, Mirotic and Moore have been averaging 31.4 points per game. ... Randle has scored at least 20 points in six straight. ... Darius Miller scored 10 points. ... With Moore out, Jackson was recalled from the G League and scored eight points in 19 minutes off the bench. UP NEXT Thunder: Visit Denver on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Pelicans: Host Miami on Sunday (Monday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Duterte Asks Congress Supplemental Budget for AFP/PNP Housing

President Rodrigo R. Duterte asked Congress to pass a supplemental budget to fast track all housing projects intended for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP). In his speech during the awarding of the first 500 units at Scout Ranger Ville, he disclosed that construction of housing units for the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

The Metro Manila mansion people are talking about

While old houses in Manila are being demolished to give way to condominiums or malls, Philippine Ambassador to Spain Philippe Lhuillier and his family are conserving a prewar mansion. The former Villaroman Mansion along Bayview Drive in Paraaque has been repurposed into an auction house and events space called Palacio de Memoria. Casa de Memoria auction house hosted a dinner for 50 people last week in the mansion. This was how the mansion was reintroduced to the metro, and social media posts of its photos drew people's curiosity. It became a veritable talk of the town. The envoy has a keen eye for beauty and antiques, such that he even has a private collection of European...Keep on reading: The Metro Manila mansion people are talking about.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

[OPINION] Promises and pitfalls of cool Japan in Philippine geo-politics

In November, pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) released its 2018 3rd Quarter Social Survey . Among its findings is increased opposition to government inaction on China's intrusion, the sentiment of 84% of Filipinos. The surey results also showed that 87% of Filipinos believe it's important for the Philippines to regais control of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Lady legislator models Bohol HIV testing drive

If only to personally jumpstart the World AIDS Day and its succeeding activities, a nurse and sitting legislator in Bohol, volunteers to have a Human Immune deficiency Virus (HIV) testing December 1, at the Panda Tea Garden and Suites. Waiving her right provided by the Philippine AIDS Control and Prevention Act, Third District Board Member […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Carbon tax revolt, exposé on IPCC shatter UN climate agenda

YEN MAKABENTA First word MUCH as I wanted to turn today to the subject of Philippine politics, I could not resist discussing one more time the climate change row — for a compelling reason. The latest developments are shattering or seismic for the climate issue. As the song says, the end is near — not… link: Carbon tax revolt, exposé on IPCC shatter UN climate agenda.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Petron eyes semis vs No. 8 Sta. Lucia

After a sweep of the first round, rampaging top seed Petron seeks to take the next step in its drive as it eyes its expected place in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Cup semifinals tonight against lightweight quarterfinal opponent Sta. Lucia today at Batangas Sports Coliseum......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Carbon tax revolt, exposé on IPCC shatter UN climate agenda

First word MUCH as I wanted to turn today to the subject of Philippine politics, I could not resist discussing one more time the climate change row — for a…READ The post Carbon tax revolt, exposé on IPCC shatter UN climate agenda appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

BSPs antiinflation drive crimps liquidity, but bank loans remain robust | Inquirer Business

The amount of cash circulating in the Philippine financial system grew at a slower pace in October, according to the central bank, providing an early indication that economic managers efforts to conta.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Chess is like Philippine politics

“Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment.” — Garry Kasparov NEW YORK CITY – The political combat in the Philippines can sometimes be compared to chess. Both camps believe they will win and […] The post Chess is like Philippine politics appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Drug kills reach 5,000

Almost 5,000 have been killed in anti-drug operations from July 2016 to October this year, as the Duterte administration continued its drive against illegal drugs, government data showed. A report released by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said 4,999 drug personalities died while 161,584 were arrested during the period which saw the agency launching […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

Rubio gets Jazz off and running in 133-112 win over Kings

By Michael Wagaman, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 15 rebounds, Ricky Rubio scored 27 points and the Utah Jazz beat the Sacramento Kings 133-112 on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). Joe Ingles added 18 points, Jae Crowder had 14 and Derrick Favors 11 to help the Jazz snap a three-game losing streak. Utah won handily despite playing without leading scorer Donovan Mitchell, who sat out with bruised ribs. Four days after losing to the Kings in Salt Lake City, the Jazz bounced back behind a fast start from Rubio then pulled away for their eighth consecutive road win in Sacramento. Rubio repeatedly got open looks and made 10 of his first 12 shots while scoring 23 points in the first half to help make up for Mitchell’s absence. He finished with five assists and seven rebounds. Rubio cooled off in the second half after picking up his fourth foul early in the third quarter but Utah got a big lift from Gobert and Favors to hold on. Gobert scored 11 of Utah’s first 13 points in the third quarter, including a pair of thunderous two-hand dunks in a 60-second span. Favors had seven points early in the fourth and made a big block on a baseline drive. The Kings, playing the second half of a back-to-back, couldn’t keep up. Sacramento was sluggish early and trailed by 28 in the second half. It was a far different look for coach Dave Joerger’s team, which lost 117-116 at Golden State on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). The Kings were outrebounded 49-36 and went 23-of-31 at the free throw line. Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 20 points in his first start this season for Sacramento. Marvin Bagley III added 18 points and six rebounds. TIP-INS Jazz: Rubio took only four shots in the second half. . Mitchell was injured early in the second quarter of Friday’s (Saturday, PHL time) loss to the Lakers. Kings: Harry Giles, who sat out all of last season with a knee injury, had his most effective game this season with 10 points, eight rebounds, six assists, four steals and two blocks. . Sacramento hasn’t defeated Utah at home since Dec. 8, 2015. . Iman Shumpert (load management) and Kosta Koufos (right calf strain) were held out. UP NEXT Jazz: Host Indiana on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). Kings: Host the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday (Friday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

Aspiring New York artist is an Uber-driving mom

  NEW YORK -- Two years ago, when her husband was laid off, aspiring artist Ann Constantino Beck was thrust -- literally --- into the driver's seat. She became an Uber driver, and for several months was the family's breadwinner. Ann is among the 14 percent of women across the country who drive for the popular ride-sharing service, according to a Forbesarticle. Safety may be the biggest concern for women, but for Ann, 40, a mother of two young children, it is abusive passengers that get her thinking how much longer to continue being an on-demand driver. She is talking about passengers who are not only critical about driving style -- either too fast or too slow -- but als...Keep on reading: Aspiring New York artist is an Uber-driving mom.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

SSS, PIA launch sulit info drive in Catanduanes

VIRAC, Catanduanes (PIA) - With the aim of maximizing interpersonal communication between Social Security System (SSS) and its stakeholders, the Philippine Information Agency and SSS here rolled ou.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

An advocate of good governance and Philippine competitiveness

At a time when skyrocketing inflation is presenting economic challenges within the country, and an increasingly tricky global politics posing difficulties, Philippine competitiveness is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. As a country that has been experiencing double-digit growth in the past few years, earning the nickname ‘Asia’s Rising Tiger’, much is at stake. Former […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

SSS, PIA launch sulit info drive in Catanduanes

VIRAC, Catanduanes (PIA) - With the aim of maximizing interpersonal communication between Social Security System (SSS) and its stakeholders, the Philippine Information Agency and SSS here rolled ou.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Net Garbo

The biggest piece still missing in the narco politics puzzle during the term of President Noynoy Aquino is former Philippine National Police (PNP) deputy director general Marcelo Garbo Jr. who was reputed as a shoo-in for the PNP chief post had Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer and now senatorial bet Mar Roxas won the presidency. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Party-list system is still being abused

If there was ever an outdated concept in Philippine politics it’s the party-list system......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

PH Navy decommissions BRP Salting after 22 years of service

THE Philippine Navy has decommissioned one of its Tomas Batillo-class fast attacks after more than 22 years of service. Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, Philippine Navy chief led the decommissioning ceremony...READ MORE The post PH Navy decommissions BRP Salting after 22 years of service appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018