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Philippines hopeful on result of EU GSP + review

MANILA, Philippines — With the outcome of the review of the European Union General System of Preferences Plus (EU GSP+) expected to come out this month, the.....»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarJan 13th, 2018

UAAP: UP protests loss to Ateneo

The University of the Philippines is urging the UAAP to put its loss to Ateneo de Manila University under review. “We write to officially protest and implore action against what transpired during the UP vs Ateneo game,” Fighting Maroons team manager Atty. Agaton Uvero said in a letter forwarded to UAAP Season 81 Executive Director Atty. Rebo Saguisag on Tuesday. He then continued, “The UAAP must do something about this not because we lost. Losing is part of the game, but unfairness and bad officiating (are) certainly not. Nobody wins when bad calls or non-calls be game officials are not rectified and allowed to continue.” The development was first reported by Mark Giongco of inquirer.net. A week ago, the Blue Eagles downed the Fighting Maroons, 87-79. In particular, State U pointed out an instance of “unfair” officiating when no foul was called on Ateneo’s William Navarro during a dunk attempt of Nigerian powerhouse Bright Akhuetie in the final frame. That non-call was blasted by head coach Bo Perasol right then and there and that led to his ejection. With that, he incurred an automatic one-game suspension to be served in their next assignment. According to a source, however, the letter is not an official protest of the result of the game, but more of a call for the league to review the refereeing. “It’s really not an official protest. It’s more of a letter from the management with a hope na ma-overturn yung ejection ni coach Bo leading to a one-game suspension,” the source said. Indeed, UAAP house rules state that for an official protest, a team captain should sign his name on the stat sheet right after the game in question. A recent example would be what College of St. Benilde skipper Yankie Haruna did following their close loss to San Sebastian College-Recoletos in the NCAA Season 94. UP also questioned officiating after they only had seven shots from the free throw line compared to the defending champions’ 31. For Ahkuetie, however, that just meant that the Fighting Maroons were not as aggressive as their opponents. “We barely attacked the paint, straight up. (Also, I was) shooting threes,” he said while chuckling post-game. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

DENR, MICC mining reviews to be ‘harmonized,’ says Cimatu

MANILA, Philippines – Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said on Tuesday, February 6, that his department has not yet completed its review of closed and suspended mining operations as they were waiting for the Mining Industry Coordinating Council (MICC) to finish its own review. "The reason…is to harmonize the result of their audit versus the style of audit ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

Joma to Duterte: Let s end war of words, war on the ground

MANILA, Philippines – The professor is still hopeful his student has not entirely abandoned the peace process, despite proclamations that formally ended negotiations and tagged the party he founded a "terrorist organization." Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison urged President Rodrigo Duterte to review developments in backchannel ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

Bodies of some of the 10 missing US sailors found after collision off Singapore – ABC News

Bodies of some of the 10 missing sailors have been found in flooded compartments of the USS John S. McCain, a Navy destroyer that collided with a commercial vessel east of Singapore early Monday morning, the U.S. Navy said. Ten sailors have been missing since the collision, and the remains of some were found by divers performing recovery operations inside the ship, Adm. Scott Swift, the commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, said in a statement. Remains that may belong to another sailor missing from the McCain were found by the Royal Malaysian Navy as it assisted the U.S. in waters east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, Swift said. &'8220;Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families of those sailors and the families of our sailors who were injured,&'8221; he said in the statement, issued from Singapore's Changi Naval Base today, where the damaged USS McCain is docked and where the tanker that it collided with is anchored. &'8220;The search-and-rescue efforts continue.&'8221; One of the missing sailors was identified by government officials as Ohio resident Jacob Drake. Drake's cousin, Brandie Roberts, told ABC News that he joined the Navy right out of high school at 17 years old. Roberts described her cousin as a &'8220;hilarious&'8221; and &'8220;ridiculously smart&'8221; person. &'8220;We are all begging for answers and begging he is found safe,&'8221; she said. Drake is engaged, Roberts said. He has plans to marry next summer, The Columbus Dispatch reported. In a statement, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, offered his support to Drake's family and the U.S. Navy. &'8220;Connie and I are thinking of Jacob’s family during this horrible time and we join Ohioans in praying for Jacob’s well-being and safety,&'8221; Brown said. &'8220;Servicemembers like Jacob represent the very best of our state, and I’m hopeful the divers searching for these brave sailors can find him and bring him home safely.&'8221; Ohio Gov. John Kasich wrote on Twitter that he is &'8220;praying for all, especially Ohio's own Jacob Drake.&'8221; The McCain was heading to Singapore on a routine port visit after conducting a sensitive freedom-of-navigation operation near one of China's man-made islands in the South China Sea, according to the Navy. The destroyer collided with a tanker vessel, the Alnic MC, off the coast of Singapore around 5:20 a.m. local time Monday, the Stealth Maritime Corp. said in a statement. Reports of the damage to the two ships seem to indicate that they were crossing paths or at least attempting to move in different directions at the time of the collision. The McCain's hull received significant damage as a result of the collision, according to the Navy. Photos show what looks like a wide cave on the port side of the ship at the water line. An initial report about the collision indicated that the ship reported a loss of steering three minutes prior to the impact, a U.S. official said. The official notes this was an initial report, and that it’s not clear if this is what led to the collision, as the crew could have taken several evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision &'8212; something crews are trained to deal with. After the collision, adjacent compartments on the McCain —- including crew berth, machinery and communications rooms —- flooded, according to the Navy, which added that a damage-control response prevented the situation from becoming more serious. Ships from multiple countries searched for the missing sailors after the collision. President Trump tweeted that his &'8220;thoughts and prayers&'8221; are with the McCain's sailors. Several politicians on both sides of the aisle echoed his sentiment, including Sen. John McCain. The ship is named for his grandfather John Sidney McCain Sr. and his father, John Sidney McCain Jr. &'8220;Cindy and I are keeping America's sailors aboard the USS John S McCain in our prayers tonight &'8212; appreciate the work of search &'38; rescue crews,&'8221; McCain wrote in a tweet. The collision was hardly an isolated incident for the Navy. It comes only two months after the USS Fitzgerald's collision with a Philippine container ship in the middle of the night off the coast of Japan. Seven U.S. sailors lost their lives in that collision, and last week the Navy relieved the Fitzgerald's commanding officer, executive officer and senior enlisted sailor for mistakes that led to the crash. The USS Lake Champlain, a guided missile cruiser, collided with a fishing boat in the Sea of Japan in May. There were no injuries from that crash. The Navy ship tried to alert the fishing boat before the collision, but it was too late. The USS Antietam, also a guided-missile cruiser, ran aground off the coast of Japan in February, damaging its propellers and spilling oil into the water. John Richardson, the Navy's top admiral, called for an operational pause in the region and &'8220;a deeper look into how we train and certify forces operating in and around Japan,&'8221; after the McCain's collision. &'8220;We'll examine the process in which we train and certify our forces that are deployed in Japan to make sure we're doing all we can to make them ready for operations and war fighting,&'8221; he told reporters. &'8220;This will include but not be limited to looking at operational tempo, trends in personnel, material, maintenance and equipment. It will also include a review of how we train and certify our service warfare community, including tactical and navigational proficiency,&'8221; he said yesterday at a press conference.( MICHAEL EDISON HAYDEN, JULIA [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2017

WBO to review Pacquiao vs Horn bout for certainty of result

MANILA, Philippines – The World Boxing Organization has had a change of heart and will now conduct a review of the welterweight title fight between Manny Pac.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 2017

Growth forecast cut; slowdown expected

PH economic expansion to ease this year up to 2020 – ANZ Research An Australia-based research firm has cut its 2018 growth forecast for the Philippines and expects a slowdown moving forward as a result of monetary policy tightening. In a report released on Tuesday, ANZ Research said it now expected Philippine gross domestic product… link: Growth forecast cut; slowdown expected.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News11 hr. 28 min. ago

Growth forecast cut; slowdown expected

PH economic expansion to ease this year up to 2020 – ANZ Research An Australia-based research firm has cut its 2018 growth forecast for the Philippines and expects a slowdown moving forward as a result of monetary policy tightening. In a report released on Tuesday, ANZ Research said it now expected Philippine gross domestic product [...] The post Growth forecast cut; slowdown expected appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News12 hr. 48 min. ago

Instead of more jobs, DOLE sees layoffs under Trabaho bill

MANILA, Philippines – An official of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) warned that the  Tax Reform for Attracting Better and Higher Quality Opportunities (Trabaho) bill would result in job losses if it becomes a law. During the first Senate hearing on the measure, DOLE Director Dominique Tutay said the agency expects job ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News17 hr. 15 min. ago

Makati Manila Philippines – Filling Station Bar and Cafe Review – Breakfast in Makati – Manila Video

Makati Manila Philippines – Filling Station Bar and Cafe Review – Breakfast in Makati – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Why public transportation is regarded as a livelihood

A transport official’s statement on public utility vehicle operators has revived the discussion on public transport utilities as livelihood in the traffic-plagued Philippines. Transportation Assistant Secretary Mark de Leon said that the different modes of transportation competing for space on the roads result in an inefficient transport system. De Leon said that the problem stems […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Cimatu orders minahang bayan review after Itogon tragedy

MANILA, Philippines – To avoid the repeat of the tragedy in Itogon, Benguet , Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu ordered a review of all people’s small-scale mining or minahang bayan sites in the country. The environment chief ordered the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) to “revisit and validate” all applications whether they ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

66 dead, 66 missing in Cordilleras after Typhoon Ompong – CRDRRMC

MANILA, Philippines – The Cordillera Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRDRRMC) reported Tuesday, evening, September 10, that there were 66 dead and 66 missing as a result of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). The CRDRRMC, in its 10 pm update, listed the following numbers for the dead and missing in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

FIBA WORLD CUP: Cabagnot after first Gilas win: 'Our journey has begun'

MANILA, Philippines --- Alex Cabagnot finally got his win with Team Pilipinas and it feels oh so good. Cabagnot scored a team-high 16 points for Gilas Pilipinas Monday, helping the national team beat Qatar in a closed-door game in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. [Related: FIBA WORLD CUP: Gilas gets home win behind closed-doors] Part of the new-look national team, Cabagnot is glad he finally got that first win, a win that symbolizes his own journey with the national team. Scratch that, the start of a new journey for the new national team. "It felt good," Cabagnot said on the win, which pushed Gilas to 5-3 in Group F, still enough for third place and a spot in the World Cup if the Asian Qualifiers ended today. "I’m not really into the destination, but our journey has begun. That’s not the only game. And hopefully I could be there for the next window. You know how it is naman, pero, I can’t control that. I could only control what happened and I’m glad. and I’m fortunate to be with these guys and to be under coach Yeng Guiao," he added. The next FIBA window is about two months away and Cabagnot is hopeful Team Pilipinas can build on this win. Whether or not he makes it back, the veteran guard for San Miguel Beer has the national team's best interest in mind. "I’m glad we won. Masarap ‘yung panalo namin," Cabagnot said. "And hopefully we could build this in the next window --— if I’m still here, if I’m still invited by coach Yeng, the SBP community, and the federation," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

P50-B ‘misplaced’ funds discovered in 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo wants to review the  proposed P3.757-trillion budget  for 2019, after receiving reports from congressmen that there are around P50 billion worth of “misplaced” funds distributed in several districts. This was revealed by House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya after the House postponed the scheduled ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

The Hopeful Romantic review: Delightful screwball

In The Hopeful Romantic, writer and director Topel Lee crafts a screwball comedy with more than just a dishing of local humor to come up with an experience that despite its obvious familiarity, still feels fresh. Implausible conceit It helps that Lee recruits Pepe Herrera to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Philippines hopeful of bigger exposure in upcoming China trade expo

The Philippines is hopeful it can get more space at the upcoming China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai in November to accommodate all interested exhibitors following the country’s participation in the 15th China-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Expo (CAEXPO)......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Workers strikes result of Duterte s policy failure – labor groups

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Labor groups hit back at President Rodrigo Duterte, saying that strikes are a result of the Chief Executive's failure to uplift working conditions. In a live interview with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on on Tuesday, September 11, Duterte said investors were leaving the country because workers ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

Why Pepe Herrera chooses to be a hopeful romantic

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Pepe Herrera said that his new movie The Hopeful Romantic will show the "positive" side of choosing to love. "Kasi sinabi na hopeless romantic, wala na, for eternity I'm romantic. Parang iyan yung feeling ko na pinangalingan ng term na hopeless romantic. Pero gusto natin kasi mag-focus ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

[OPINION] From Russia with love

Last July 18, Pulitizer Prize-winning journalist Manny Mogato wrote for Reuters  about the possibility of sanctions imposed by the United States on the Philippines as a result of the Duterte administration's plan to purchase rocket-propelled grenades from Russia. The concern was that the Russian purchase might involve the Philippines ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Malampaya group, Energy dep’t ask SC to review CoA decision

By Victor V. Saulon, Sub-editor SHELL Philippines Exploration BV (SPEx) and its consortium partners that developed the country’s only natural gas discovery, along with the Department of Energy (DoE), have asked the Supreme Court to review the state auditor’s finding that they owe the government billions of pesos in unpaid income tax. “We can confirm… link: Malampaya group, Energy dep’t ask SC to review CoA decision.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 5th, 2018