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 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

Angela Ponce makes history: I don t need to win Miss Universe. I only need to be here.

MANILA, Philippines – She may have failed to make it to the Top 20 but the spotlight still blazed over Spain's Miss Universe bet Angela Ponce, the first transgender hopeful in the pageant's history.  The Miss Universe 2018 coronation program happened on Monday, December 17 (Manila time).  Angela, 27, is the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

She didn t win the crown, but Spain’s Angela Ponce captivates netizens

MANILA, Philippines – “A giant leap forward in pageantry.” This was the sentiment of netizens as Miss Universe gave a tribute to Spain’s first transgender hopeful, Angela Ponce during its ceremony on Monday, December 17 (Manila time) in Bangkok, Thailand. (READ:  HIGHLIGHTS: Miss Universe 2018 coronation ) After the announcement of the top 20 semi-finalists, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Alab survives CLS Indonesia in rematch for 2nd straight win

      MANILA, Philippines – New venue, same result. Sort of. For the second straight game, the San Miguel Alab Pilipinas defeated the CLS Knights Indonesia in a thrilling 88-80 overtime win at Surabaya, Indonesia on Sunday, December 16. The Knights tried to bounce back from a 27-point beating, 67-94 , in their ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

ONE Championship: Four World Titles make Team Lakay’s Christmas special this 2018

Christmas is one the biggest holidays in the Philippines. Incomparable to other countries, Christmas lights and holiday jingles start to play as early as September.   People from all walks of life gather on this special occasion and celebrate the holiday with food, drinks, and by spending time with friends and family.   Members of Team Lakay, the country's most renowned mixed martial arts group, have its own way of holding an annual celebration for the Yuletide season.   Housing four ONE World Champions such as Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Geje Eustaquio and Joshua Pacio, the Baguio City-headquartered camp holds a yearly Christmas party in mid-December to cap off the year.   "We have an early celebration coming up this Saturday, 15 December. We are going to have a beach house party in San Juan, La Union," Eustaquio shared.   "The gathering will celebrate our accomplishments this 2018, and also prepare for 2019. Everybody will come that day, most notably our professional athletes.”   Their way of celebration is not like any other party as it involves honoring their native tradition with a sumptuous feast and holding insightful talks for the advancement of their athletes’ career.   "We have a program, a feast, and an open mat for whoever wants to roll. Our world champions will share their experience and tell what they went through this year," Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao bared.   "This kind of gathering is our way to spend quality time with each other. This is our way to inspire other athletes, tighten our bond, and learn from each other.”   Finishing their campaign with four gold-plated belts under the ONE Championship banner, Sangiao believes that 2018 is Team Lakay’s most successful year since its inception in 2003   “It’s our biggest year. We won championship titles and received many awards this year. This is the result of our hard work, dedication, and sacrifice,” the Team Lakay headmaster said.   “Like we always say, this is our passion. We love what we do. These awards and titles are just the fruit of our hard labor.”   Although Team Lakay hauled all the titles, recognition and accolades that they could possibly get in 2018, all that matters to them is seeing each individual with gleeful smiles on their faces by the year's end.   "We are grateful for every year. We are always full of joy,” Eustaquio stated. “Seeing each other happy, seeing everyone living a peaceful life is more than enough.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Filipino women spend more time on Pornhub - report | The Manila Times Online

THE Philippines tallied the highest number of female visitors on controversial website Pornhub, its year in review said. With a proportion of 38 percent, Filipino women visited the website moreREAD Th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Higher ethanol blend can keep fuel prices low – Imee Marcos

        MANILA, Philippines --- Increasing the ethanol blend in gasoline products can keep fuel prices in the country low, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos said on Tuesday.   She made this suggestion amid the impending implementation of the second round of fuel excise tax increase early next year. READ: Duterte approves 2nd round of fuel excise tax   "Given that ethanol is presently cheaper than gasoline, increasing the ethanol blend will result in cheaper ethanol-blended gasoline. Better still, this can be done without the need for additional legislation," she said in a statement.   Marcos said that increasing the ...Keep on reading: Higher ethanol blend can keep fuel prices low – Imee Marcos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Jinggoy hopeful Revilla’s acquittal will yield same result for his plunder case

Former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada expressed hope that the acquittal of his erstwhile Senate colleague Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. would yield the same result for his case......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

PNP chief hoping for approval of third martial law extension in Mindanao

    MANILA, Philippines --- Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said he is hopeful that Congress will approve the third extension of martial law in Mindanao. "It will pass through the Congress. I think this recommendation of another year [of extension] will pass the Congress," he said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel on Thursday. Earlier, Albayalde said he already signed on Tuesday a document recommending the extension of martial law in Mindanao for another year. He said General Carlito Galvez Jr., Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, also signed the said document. READ: PNP, AFP sign document urg...Keep on reading: PNP chief hoping for approval of third martial law extension in Mindanao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

LTFRB urged to consult public, drivers on traffic policies

MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Grace Poe has criticized the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for supposedly crafting policies without consulting public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and operators, as well as passengers. Poe,chair of the Senate committee on public services, said this has led to "greater chaos of the already messy traffic situation being endured by the public every day." "The LTFRB seems to be crafting policies and issuances without hearing the side of the PUV operators, drivers, and passengers. It doesn't get the complete picture, the result is a mess," the lawmaker said in a statement. "Ipinapaalala natin sa kanila na ang mga pas...Keep on reading: LTFRB urged to consult public, drivers on traffic policies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Terror template

In all likelihood, martial law in Mindanao will be extended as a result of the recommendations of both the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) citing the need to contain remnants of terror groups, including the New People’s Army (NPA) and the Islamic State (IS) militants. An alliance between […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Carl’s parents hopeful after Kian slay verdict

The father of 19-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz, the former University of the Philippines student who was allegedly killed by police officers two days after the murder of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos, expressed hope a similar conviction would help his son attain justice. Source link link: Carl’s parents hopeful after Kian slay verdict.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Carl’s parents hopeful after Kian slay verdict

The father of 19-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz, the former University of the Philippines student who was allegedly killed by police officers two days after the murder of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos, expressed hope a similar conviction would help his son attain justice......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

UP s Perasol believes Ateneo still beatable

Facing another elimination game, University of the Philippines head coach Bo Perasol remains hopeful that his Fighting Maroons can survive another do-or-die situation......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

NU denies FEU comeback in UAAP women s finals opener

      MANILA, Philippines – New challenger, same result. The NU Lady Bulldogs dynasty continue their historic dominance in the UAAP with a 71-59 win over the FEU Lady Tamaraws in Game 1 of the Season 81 women's basketball Finals at the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday, December 1. Jack Animam stuffed the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

FIBA WORLD CUP: Fajardo, Gilas learn tough lesson in loss to Kazakhstan

MANILA, Philippines --- Gilas Pilipinas is ready to turn a shock loss into a valuable lesson. The Philippines suffered a monumental upset Friday against Kazakhstan in the Asian Qualifiers and the national team's quest to the 2019 FIBA World Cup took a major hit. Still, Gilas is still in the running and is actually tied with Japan for third place with identical 5-4 records. Gilas can basically nullify this loss to Kazakhstan Monday provided they beat Iran in another big game. The Iranians didn't get any additional ground after losing to Australia and their 6-3 record is only one full game better than that of the Filipinos. Despite a disappointing result now, the Philippines has another chance and Gilas is ready to not waste this second opportunity. "Maski matalo lalo na nasa homecourt tayo pero lesson learned yun," June Mar Fajardo said. "Hindi kailangan i-down mga sarili natin dahil sa talong to, di natin pwedeng dalhin yung sama ng loob sa game sa Monday kasi mas lalong maa-apektuhan tayo. Kailangan lang matuto," he added. Gilas is ready to move on from this defeat to Kazakhstan and despite the Philippines actually taking a beating at the hands of Iran in the previous window, the national team is confident they can bounce back. "Buong tiwala ko sa team so kailangan pa nating gawin lahat para manalo," Fajardo said. "Move on na pero di dapat kalimutan yung lesson [vs. Kazakhstan]," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018