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

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

DU30 scores Canada over chopper dispute

“HOW stupid can you get.” President Rodrigo Duterte said as he slammed Canada over its decision last month to order a review of the $233-million agreement to sell helicopters to the Philippines amid concerns the aircraft could be used to fight rebels. The Philippine military had already canceled the deal….....»»

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Duterte to review more drugs cases dismissed by DOJ – Dela Rosa

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte won't just review the dismissal of drugs and conspiracy charges against Peter Lim and Kerwin Epsinosa, but also the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Victolero rues Magnolia s bad third-quarter start in Game 4 loss

Game 4 was another grinding contest between NLEX and Magnolia, until it wasn't. The Road Warrios scored 14 straight points to start the second half Friday at MOA, turning a 41-39 lead into a 55-39 advantage. NLEX never looked back and was able to tie the best-of-7 series at two games each. "Bad start kami nung third eh," head coach Chito Victolero said. "Kumbaga bago kami lumabas ng dugout, yun yung reminders ko sa mga bata e, na we need to start strong in the third e. If we want to win this game, nasa third quarter yung result kung ano yung gusto naming mangyari. Yun nga, mas ready yung NLEX," he added. Ultimately, the second-year Magnolia mentor said that his team was simply outplayed by a more desparate team. Now, the focus shifts to a more crucial Game 5 with series control hanging in the balance anew. "I think mas gusto nila manalo ngayon so we'll just try to adjust sa mga kailangan naming i-adjust," Victolero said of NLEX. "And then we need to be aggressive next time, mas agresibo, mas mataas yung energy. And it's down to a best-of-3 series. It's anybody's ball game, sabi nga nila. I think kailangan lang namin mag-ready. Tomorrow siguro we just have to review yung tapes, kung ano yung pwede namin iadjust yung both ends," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Annihilation review: A gutsy foray

Warning: This review includes minor spoilers. MANILA, Philippines – There is sci-fi that makes you look up at the stars and consider the possibilities beyond that expanse. And then there’s sci-fi that makes you look at your own body and wonder about the unseen, freaky crap ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Jaworski rues Gin Kings lack of focus in lopsided Game 4 setback

MANILA, Philippines — One could easily deduce from Ginebra legend Robert Jaworski’s tone that he was not pleased not only with the result of the game on Thur.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

WATCH: The full trailer for JaDine movie Never Not Love You

MANILA, Philippines – After the teaser was released , a full trailer is now available for the James Reid-Nadine Lustre movie Never Not Love You. In the trailer, released Thursday, March 15, we get to know more about Gio (James) and Joanne (Nadine).  The two meet and, as a result, Gio begins ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Rewriting the Stars

Theater Review Silent Sky Presented by Repertory Philippines Directed by Joy Virata March 16, 17, 23, 24 at 8 p.m.; March 17, 18, 24, 25 at 3:30 p.m. Onstage Theatre, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas St., Makati City By Sujata S. Mukhi PASSION AND CONSISTENCY. These are the two traits that director Joy Virata shares […] The post Rewriting the Stars appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Senate to review education system

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate is set to conduct a performance review of the country’s education system following the poor marks the Philippines obtained f.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Senate to review education system

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate is set to conduct a performance review of the country’s education system following the poor marks the Philippines obtained f.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Budget chief hopeful for enactment of National ID system bill before Holy Week

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Budget and Management on Wednesday expressed the hope that a measure seeking to establish a national identification s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Review: Citizen Jake is every Filipino

MANILA, Philippines — No one would dare say "Citizen Jake" was coward and passive; not with its unflinching observations of the current political climate; no.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Duterte to review dismissal of Lim, Espinosa drug charges

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A frustrated President Rodrigo Duterte declared he himself would review the dismissal of the drug charges against Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa, and Peter Co if the Department of Justice (DOJ) affirms the dismissal.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said this in a post on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

PH warned of high GDP, but low-quality growth

The Philippines has been warned of achieving high GDP, but low-quality growth if the ambitious infrastructure projects do not result in additional revenue yield for the government. #BeFullyInformed PH warned of high GDP, but low-quality growth The Philippines has been warned of achieving high Gross Domestic Product (GDP), but low-quality growth if the ambitious infrastructure… link: PH warned of high GDP, but low-quality growth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Concom to tackle Philippine territory

MANILA, Philippines —  The Consultative Committee (Concom) tasked by President Duterte to review the 1987 Constitution is set to deliberate on national terri.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Malacañang on police subpoena powers: Law will address abuse

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang sought to allay fears that the new law that gives the Philippine National Police (PNP) chief and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Director and Deputy Director for Administration subpoena powers will result to new rounds of abuses in a police-led war on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2018

Third time’s still no charm for ousted Rain or Shine

MANILA, Philippines — Same team. Same fashion. Same result......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 8th, 2018