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Poe wants hearings on federalism information drive

Sen. Grace Poe has urged the Senate to look into the government's information drive for the proposed shift to federalism after a video by Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson reaped wide criticism......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 10th, 2018

Duterte to lead federalism info drive launch

President Duterte himself would lead the start of the information drive on the proposed federal constitution, an official said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

Duterte to grace opening of federalism info drive

President Rodrigo Duterte will personally attend the opening of the information campaign on federalism, the Consultative Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution (Con-com) said yesterday. In an emailed statement, the Con-com said Duterte expressed his intent to join the information drive on federalism, which his administration seeks to adopt as….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

Poe seeks probe on information drive budget for federalism

The Senate is set to conduct a probe into the P90-million fund for the administration’s information campaign on federalism......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

National ID, Federalism Budget, Kris Aquino | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: A big majority of Filipinos support a national identification system. Senators Loren Legarda and Francis Escudero question the country's economic managers on the P90-million budget for the information drive on federalism. The Manila Regional Trial Court or RTC Branch 19 clears Satur Ocampo, Rafael Baylosis, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Palace wants Mocha Uson ‘disengaged’ from federalism info campaign

From the outset, the “little president” was against tapping Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson for the federalism information drive, and she has been asked to “disengage” from the campaign......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

P90M set for info drive on federalism

AS much as P90 million may be allocated for a “massive” government information drive on Malacañang’s proposed federal constitution, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque said yesterday. Roque said P50 million of the fund will be from the budget savings of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Consultative Committee (Con-Com). “The initial amount identified is….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

Admin to step up info drive on charter change, federalism

Malacaang on Monday promised to double down on an information campaign to counter worsening public rejection of its proposal to amend the Constitution for a shift to federalism. Refusing to be disheartened by the Pulse Asia poll finding that 67 percent of Filipinos opposed moves to amend the Constitution, the Palace picked through the survey results and settled on the awareness figures to defend the proposal. "We would like to point out that 55 percent of respondents have heard, read or watched anything about the proposals to change the 1987 Constitution before the survey was conducted or only during the time the survey was held," presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a sta...Keep on reading: Admin to step up info drive on charter change, federalism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Needed: Campaign for, against federalism

“There hardly has been any all-out information drive.” A new charter adopting the federal system of government, has been drafted by the Duterte-appointed Consultative Commission (ConCom), which is to be shortly submitted to the President for his review and revisions, should there be any. This will then be sent to Congress, presumably with the two […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Senators want info drive amid public sentiments vs cha-cha, federalism

MANILA, Philippines – Administration senators said an information drive is needed after a recent poll showed majority of Filipinos are against charter change and federalism. A Pulse Asia survey conducted from March 23 to 28 showed that around 64% are against amending the 1987 Constitution, 23% are in favor of changing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

Commission to campaign for federalism next year

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – President Duterte said a commission would be formed early next year to go around the country for an information drive to increase p.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 28th, 2016

Pimentel eyes federalism information drive

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III plans to pursue a massive information drive on federalism in response to the result of a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2016

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 News19 hr. 48 min. ago

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

More Filipinos to be engaged in HIV-AIDS awareness drive

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov. 6 (PIA) -- The right information on HIV-AIDS will curb the spread of this disease. But putting information out there isn't enough, a senior government official believes. Th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

DILG, PIA conduct media forum on Federalism

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, November 6 (PIA) - More than fifty participants composed of media practitioners, government information officers and academe members from the Calabarzon region recently gather.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

More Filipinos to be engaged in HIV-AIDS awareness drive

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov. 6 (PIA) -- The right information on HIV-AIDS will curb the spread of this disease. But putting information out there isn't enough, a senior government official believes. Th.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

DILG, PIA conduct media forum on Federalism

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna, November 6 (PIA) - More than fifty participants composed of media practitioners, government information officers and academe members from the Calabarzon region recently gather.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

PLDT SME Nation Expands Partnership, Paves Way for More Connected Visayas

PLDT Enterprise, business-to-business (B2B) arm of the country’s leading information and communication technology (ICT) and digital services provider—through its small and medium business group, PLDT Smart Enterprise (SME) Nation—continues to drive towards a more connected Philippines in the expansion of its partnership with regional cable and internet provider Fil-Products Service Television Inc. (FPSTI). As one […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

WADA report: Kenya doping serious, not institutionalized

By GERALD IMRAY,  AP Sports Writer Kenyan athletes are the target of nearly a quarter of out-of-competition doping tests in track and field, a statistic that underlines how much suspicion there is over the world's most successful distance-running nation. Figures were revealed Thursday by the head of the Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles anti-doping for the world track and field organization, the IAAF. Brett Clothier said Kenyans made up 22% of the AIU's out-of-competition testing program, and the country's athletes took up "at least the equivalent amount of time in our investigations and intelligence team." "Kenya is a great and justly proud athletics nation, but it now has a serious doping problem," Clothier said in comments accompanying the release of a report following a near two-year investigation in the East African nation by the AIU and the World Anti-Doping Agency's intelligence and investigations department. The joint report concluded there was "widespread doping" in Kenya but "the doping practices of Kenyan athletes are unsophisticated, opportunistic and uncoordinated and there is no evidence of an institutionalized system." It didn't need a two-year investigation to discover a problem, with a clear spike in cases involving athletes from the African country since around the time of the 2012 London Olympics. What the report did do, however, was dig deeper into some of the reasons behind the mess in Kenya. It appeared to separate Kenya's doping problems from that of Russia and that country's organized, state-sponsored scheme. Doping in Kenya "is different from other doping structures discovered elsewhere in the world and, as such, it requires a different approach," WADA director of intelligence and investigations Gunter Younger said. In Kenya, athletes are "insufficiently educated on doping and/or wilfully blind as to the consequences of doping," the report said. The investigation also stressed the need for better control over medical practitioners and "quasi-medical practitioners" who are "highly relevant" to the doping problem and often the source of banned substances. Overall, the report pointed to a weak and at times non-existent anti-doping effort in Kenya exacerbated by the unwillingness of athletes to help. WADA and AIU investigators said they reached out for information to 31 Kenyan athletes serving doping bans. Only seven attended interviews and none of them said they had used prohibited substances despite being found guilty at doping hearings. None of them provided any information that was helpful to the investigators. There were other findings in the report: — A total of 131 Kenyan athletes failed doping tests between 2004 and this year. Track and field was by far the worst sport in the country for failed tests. In the same period, all other sports in Kenya produced seven failed tests. — The anabolic steroid Nandrolone was the most prevalent banned substance for Kenyan athletes. The corticosteroids group, anti-inflammatories that can improve athletic performance, were the next most used. The blood-booster EPO was third most prevalent. — The AIU's focus on out-of-competition doping tests on Kenyans was prompted after only 13% of their athletes caught for doping were caught through out-of-competition tests. — Two elite Kenyan athletes, Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong and Rita Jeptoo, provided falsified medical records in an attempt to avoid doping bans. Sumgong made up a story about having to attend hospital for an emergency blood transfusion to explain testing positive for EPO. Jeptoo, the leading marathon runner in the world when she was caught in 2014, claimed she was given EPO by a doctor to treat malaria and typhoid. Both athletes were found to be lying and banned for four years......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

Cebu s longest-running football league coming to Luzon

In an effort to expand its reach in developing football nationwide at the grassroots level, AboitizLand is bringing Cebu’s longest running football league, Aboitiz Football Cup (AFC), for the first time in Luzon with the Aboitiz Pitch in The Outlets at Lipa as its main venue. Simultaneous with the 20th season of the Visayas leg, the Aboitiz Football Cup in Luzon will have 15 categories ranging from Mixed-U7 to Men’s Open. Partnering with  RSA1Group (RSA Una Group, Inc.), a sports marketing and management agency based in Luzon, it is  expected to host more than 100 teams composed of approximately 3,000 players, coaching staff, technical team, partners, and spectators  from all over Luzon. “Last year, we promised to bring the Aboitiz Football Cup to the national football scene and we’re just happy to accomplish that. Now, we envision to make AFC as the country’s premier football league as we continue to provide education through sports and provide a venue for local players to compete and exhibit their skills,” said Dudes Aboitiz, AboitizLand Commercial Business Unit Head. With the Aboitiz Pitch as its home venue, AFC - Luzon will kick off on October 13, 2018 at The Outlets at Lipa inside the Lima Estate located in Lipa-Malvar, Batangas. Games will be held every Saturday and Sunday and will run until mid-December.  The opening of Aboitiz Pitch alongside the expansion of AFC in Luzon reinforces the Aboitiz group’s objective to support the country’s grassroots football development, as well as in promoting  continuing education for football practitioners such as coaches and referees in the province and the region. Ultimately, The Outlets hopes to to host a Batangas-wide football club in the future and be the venue in developing homegrown athletes from the region.   About the Aboitiz Pitch Considered to be the largest artificial turf in Luzon, Aboitiz Pitch opened last June 2018 to complement global and local brands coming to The Outlets at Lipa. A 90-minute drive from Manila, The Outlets at Lipa is a 9.3-hectare property located inside Lima Estate located at Lipa - Malvar, Batangas. It will feature family-friendly open spaces with wide pathways, alongside an extensive variety of restaurants and food stops, positioning this shopping destination as one of AboitizLand’s biggest commercial developments.   For more information about the AFC-Luzon tournament, please contact the Secretariat at: Email: aboitizcup-luzon@rsa1group.com Mobile: +63 917 629 3599   For more information about the Aboitiz Pitch, please contact the admin at: Email: aboitizpitch@rsa1group.com Mobile: +63 917 858 0077   Registration for the 1st AFC Luzon is ongoing until September 20, 2018. Visit the Aboitiz Football Cup official Facebook page for the latest news and updates......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018