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Poll security remains in force in Caraga

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, May 16 (PIA) -- High ranking officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Caraga region are in unison with the idea that tighter poll security measures will.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsMay 16th, 2018

Qatar remains world’s safest country

The State of Qatar retained its global distinction as the safest country among Arab countries and globally by winning first place in terms of safety and security among 118 countries, according to the annual report of the crime index 2019 issued by Numbeo. Numbeo, the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

T-bills worth P22.4B sold OTC

Treasury bill rates sold over-the-counter fell across the board on Monday even though demand for security remains high, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) said. We see that there’s also demand from offshore (in addition) to the improved bids in the 364-day benchmark The BTr even sold double the volume planned for the 364-day tenor. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Lakas-CMD revokes poll support for Baldo Manila Bulletin News

Lakas-CMD revokes poll support for Baldo Manila Bulletin After being tagged as the alleged mastermind in the killings of AKO-Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe and his security aide, Daraga Mayor C.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

Security tightened as poll period starts

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has strengthened security nationwide as the election season for the midterm polls starts today......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Surprise opening in collegiate ranks as Letran moves on from Jeff Napa

Brick by brick in the last three years, Jeff Napa rebuilt Colegio de San Juan de Letran into a force to reckon with from now until the foreseeable future. Only, the so-called “big man whisperer” will no longer be on the sideliness for the next phase of their rebuild. The Knights will now apparently have a new mentor after it was revealed on Friday coach Jeff’s three-year contract has not been renewed and that team management has decided to open a coaching search. The development comes as a surprise to just about everybody as Napa, who once won three championships in the UAAP Juniors as head coach of Nasareth School of National University, had just led Letran to its best showing since its magucal championship in 2015. According to team manager Waiyip Chiong, coach Jeff remains in consideration in the coaching search. As per sources close to the always amiable mentor, however, it is unlikely he will be donning the blue and red again. Whoever ends up as shot-caller in Intramuros inherits a fully loaded lineup that is one of the favorites to win it all next season. In the interim, Squires assistant coach RJ Guevarra will oversee the Knights’ campaign in the upcoming PBA D-League. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Special action force to augment BOL security

A battalion of elite police commandos will be deployed in Cotabato City and other areas in the central and western part of Mindanao as part of security for the conduct of the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite. Special action force to augment BOL security Source link: Special action force to augment BOL security.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

EYES ON YOU, KID: UAAP 81 Jrs. players to watch

The first round of the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament is over and done with. And we can’t wait for the second round to get started just so we could get even more glimpses of the future of Philippine basketball courtesy of these players: KAI SOTTO – Ateneo de Manila High School ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 25.3 points, 62.1 shooting, 12.7 rebounds, 3.3 blocks, 2.7 assists For the first time in his three years in Ateneo, Kai Sotto is, bar none, the most dominant force in the UAAP. In his first year, he took a backseat to Juan Gomez de Liano and SJ Belangel then as a sophomore, he was overtaken by CJ Cansino. Now, however, there is no doubt that the 7-foot-1, 16-year-old is the best player in the league – tops in scoring, rebounding, and blocking. And for good measure, just as he is a sure shot inside the paint, he also has the soft touch to make jumpers. Don’t send him to the line either as he makes good on 70.8 percent of his shots from there. Yes, Sotto is an end-to-end force that nobody could match not only in the UAAP, but in all of high school. RJ ABARRIENTOS – Far Eastern University-Diliman ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 16.4 points, 5.0 assists, 4.1 rebounds RJ Abarrientos had already committed to FEU’s Seniors squad, but later backtracked to use up his last year of eligibility in the UAAP Juniors. Safe to say, FEU-Diliman only welcomed him back with open arms and then proceeded to provide him the stage to shine the brightest he has ever been. A complementary player to the likes of Kenji Roman and L-Jay Gonzales before him, the nephew of Philippine basketball legend Johnny now runs the show for the Baby Tamaraws to the tune of a scoring clip and an assist total both third-best in the league. And even as he is now the primary playmaker for the green and gold, Abarrientos remains a dead shot as the league’s top marksman from three. All in all, the 5-foot-11 stocky guard is the most college-ready player in high school (of course, we’re not counting Kai Sotto who’s not only looks like he's college-ready, but pro-ready as well). CARL TAMAYO – Nazareth School of National University ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 11.5 points, 54.3 percent shooting, 9.3 rebounds, 1.8 blocks Due to various injuries, Carl Tamayo has only seen action in four out of seven games NU has played thus far in the tournament. Each and every time he’s on the court, however, the 6-foot-7 only delivers the goods on offense as a paint presence as well as a threat from the perimeter. At the other end, Tamayo also stands strong inside and outside and is actually third-best in terms of blocks. The Cebuano has all the tools to go toe-to-toe with Kai Sotto, but will need to work on his strength and conditioning so that he may leave the injury bug that has been biting him far behind. MARK NONOY – University of Sto. Tomas ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 18.3 points, 9.1 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 1.7 steals UST looked like it had hit the jackpot in unearthing CJ Cansino and then unveiling him as a dominant force in Season 80. Only, the Tiger Cubs look like they have hit the jackpot again in discovering Mark Nonoy out of Negros Occidental and then developing him into their new all-around shining star in Season 81. In just his first game in the UAAP Juniors, Nonoy dropped 31 points. Just two games later, he tallied a triple-double of 17 points, 16 rebounds, and 12 assists. Now, he is second-best in points and assists and third-best in steals in all of the league. More importantly, with their 5-foot-8 playmaker fronting the effort, UST has stayed in the conversation of playoff hopefuls in the ongoing season. GERRY ABADIANO – Nazareth School of National University ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 13.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists Nothing about Gerry Abadiano’s game will jump out at anybody. In fact, nobody will be able to find him in the top five of any statistical category. In the same light, however, he also does not have any weaknesses that will jump out at anybody. The 5-foot-9 lead guard just does whatever his team needs from him and he does it well. That is exactly why he has become to be heart and soul of a Bullpup side with championship aspirations. More than that, Abadiano’s biggest contribution will not be seen in any stat sheet as he has turned out to be the leader that the blue and gold deserves. JOEM SABANDAL – Adamson High School ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 14.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.3 steals Joem Sabandal can make difficult shots with the best of them – whether that be willing a layup through defenders or willing a jumper in the face of a contest. That ability has thrust him into the role of being the main man for upstart Adamson and into the recognition as the fifth-best scorer in the UAAP Juniors. Make no mistake, however, the 5-foot-11 guard is not a score-first, second, and third player as he also contributes in the rebounds, assists, and steals departments for the Baby Falcons. Just like any young player, shot selection is a point for improvement for Sabandal, but the fact of the matter is, he’s already well on his way into being a dynamic scorer. TERRENCE FORTEA – Nazareth School of National University ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 14.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists Looks like all Terrences have a scorer’s mentality as NU’s Fortea wants to get buckets just as much as San Miguel’s Romeo. The good news for the Bullpups is that Terrence Romeo is just one of the hopeful trajectories 18-year-old Terrence Fortea’s career can take. Like Romeo, Fortea is a sniper from deep (second-most triple total with 20) and an even better shot from the line (best free throw clip at 82.6 percent). He also has that handy floater that can frustrate defenses that close out on him. Best of all, though, the 5-foot-10 Batang Gilas stalwart is still learning the ropes on being more of a facilitator. And when he masters that, he may very well exceed his namesake. AP MANLAPAZ – Adamson High School ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 10.8 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.0 blocks, 1.3 steals While Joem Sabandal is Adamson’s go-to-guy, it’s actually little-known teammate AP Manlapaz who is in the top five of the MVP race. And with a closer look, there’s every reason for him to be there as he, put simply, stuffs the stat sheet for the Baby Falcons – averaging a points-rebounds double-double to go along with marks from assists, blocks, and steals. Safe to say, long-limbed forward Manlapaz has been anonymous before the season, but without a doubt, will only keep making noise on both ends. BISMARCK LINA – University of Sto. Tomas ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 11.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 1.0 assist Bismarck Lina is one of only three players to be averaging a double-double in the UAAP Juniors. As their man in the middle, the cousin of school legend Kevin Ferrer sees to it that UST does not get bullied in the interior as whether it be offense or defense, he is a threat at the rim. Most of all, the 6-foot-6 Lina, the second-best rebounder in the league, is always at the right place, at the right time to complete defensive stops or to clean up a teammates’ miss with a rebound. JORDI GOMEZ DE LIAÑO – University of the Philippines Integrated School ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 11.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.0 assist Jordi is the best-shooting Gomez de Liano – or so he says. Of course, numbers do back him up as at just 15-years-old, he already has the third-best triple total in all of the UAAP Juniors. At the same time, however, the younger brother of Javi and Juan has a long ways to go as while he already stands at 6-foot-5, he is also reed thin and can get muscled through by anybody and everybody. More than that, his team is winless in the season. Nonetheless, it’s good to know that both the shooting and the confidence, both GDL trademarks, are already there – and it’s just a matter of time before Jordi grows into his body. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

Duterte’s net satisfaction remains “very good” in 4th quarter — SWS poll

THE NET satisfaction rating of President Rodrigo R. Duterte remained “very good” in the fourth quarter, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

Rebels say warlordism, vote buying rampant in Abra

The communist rebel forces operating in Abra province claimed that despite the different task force formed in the past to eliminate private armies and vote buying, the practice remains and continues to worsen in Abra......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2018

21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force

PARIS --- Paris police deployed in large numbers Saturday for the fifth straight weekend of demonstrations by the "yellow vest" protesters, with authorities repeating calls for calm after protests on previous weekends turned violent. At least 21 people were detained beforehand. READ:Protest riot shocks Paris, leaves 133 injured, 412 arrested Security forces in riot gear were positioned around central train stations and along the famed Champs-Elysees boulevard, where shops were closed and their windows boarded up in anticipation of the protests. Authorities have said about 8,000 police and 14 armored vehicles were being deployed in the French capital. Last weekend, groups of d...Keep on reading: 21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

Duterte signs ‘whole-of-nation‘ EO vs insurgency

President Duterte has formed a national task force that would work out a mechanism to help end the decades-old communist insurgency, as the fate of the peace talks with the rebels remains uncertain......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

PNP remains on alert amid unilateral Yuletide ceasefire by CPP-NPA

      MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Saturday said it would continue with its security operations amid the declaration of unilateral five-day holiday ceasefire by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).   "The PNP will remain on alert and continue with our regular law enforcement and internal security operations in response to the unilateral declaration of a ceasefire by the CPP/NPA [New People's Army] /NDF [National Democratic Front.]" PNP Spokesperson Chief Supt. Benigno Durana Jr. said in a statement.   Last Friday, the CPP declared its two-part unilateral Yuletide ceasefire which will take effect at ...Keep on reading: PNP remains on alert amid unilateral Yuletide ceasefire by CPP-NPA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Gov’t steps up fight vs media killings

By: Gail T. Momblan THE government has committed its full involvement in solving cases of media killings and violence in the Philippines, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) said. Undersecretary Jose Joel Sy Egco, PTFoMS Executive Director, said the country improved in the global impunity index for journalists for its relentless efforts in the fight […] The post Gov’t steps up fight vs media killings appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Arvin Tolentino pens emotional letter for FEU, ADMU, UAAP

The final stretch of Arvin Tolentino's UAAP career has perfectly encapsulated his entire collegiate run. Just days after draining the game-winning three-pointer against La Salle to tow FEU to the Final Four, Tolentino was waving good bye to the FEU faithful after getting eliminated by his former school Ateneo.  The ecstatic air of hope that came after FEU's win against La Salle was drowned out the moment the buzzer sounded against Ateneo at the Araneta Coliseum last Sunday. Still, the 6'5" forward remains thankful for all those ups-and-downs, as per his optimistic Twitter post. 5 wonderful years.. Thank you 💙💚💛 pic.twitter.com/eygo6yFSsu — Arvin Tolentino (@arvintolentino5) November 26, 2018 Tolentino won the Rookie of the Year award in Season 77, back when he was still playing for the Blue Eagles. A year later, he was out of the line-up, citing academic issues. He found a family in FEU, however, and has been a steady offensive force for three years, before ultimately bowing out. What a campaign for the FEU Tamaraws, though! 🔰 #UAAPFinalFour #UAAPSeason81 pic.twitter.com/AEdbGIioBd — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) November 25, 2018.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

2018 Bar Exams ending in hours

The Manila Police District (MPD) said today it expects the last Sunday for the 2018 Bar Examinations to remain peaceful. The first three Sundays were reported hassle-free. However, due to the expected huge volume of supporters trooping to University of Sto. Tomas, heightened security remains in the area. MPD added that a portion of España […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Gov’t to look into undelivered assistance for kin of Ampatuan Massacre victims

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 24 November) —  The government will look into possible undelivered assistance and other benefits pledged or promised for the families of the slain media workers in the gruesome Nov. 23, 2009 Ampatuan massacre. Undersecretary Joel Egco, executive director of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS), said in a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Defense chief sees no security problem with China biz park

There would be no security complications in the establishment of a sprawling industrial park for Chinese companies being planned at the former US Air Force Base in Clark that now houses a Philippine Air Force base and an international airport, according to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.   The site, New Clark City, will form part of the Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone, which spans Angeles City, Mabalacat and Porac in Pampanga province, and Capas and Bamban in Tarlac.   "Why would there be [a security issue], when that's just business?" Lorenzana said in response to a question about security implications in the planned Chinese industrial park. "Do you th...Keep on reading: Defense chief sees no security problem with China biz park.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

Malacañang execs visiting Maguindanao massacre site eye conviction of suspects

AMPATUAN, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 23 Nov) – Maguindanao and Malacañang officials are convinced the culprits in the country’s worst election related violence will be convicted and that justice is coming. Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu, Presidential Communications chief Martin Andanar and Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) director Undersecretary Joel Egco were all optimistic and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Comelec issues guidelines for poll gun ban exemption

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday released guidelines to avail exemptions to the gun ban, which will be imposed for the May 2019 elections. Carrying of firearms and other deadly weapons will be prohibited during the election period or from January 13, 2019 to June 12, 2019, according to the poll body. But under Comelec Resolution No. 10446, qualified persons may seek the exemption from the gun ban by applying for Certificate of Authority (CA) at the Comelec through the Committee on the Ban on Firearms and Security Personnel (CBFSP). The poll body said application forms and requirements for the CA may be submitted to the CBFSP office at Comelec's main office in Intram...Keep on reading: Comelec issues guidelines for poll gun ban exemption.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Prenups: To have and to hold

In my two previous columns, I cited the following as reasons to enter into a prenuptial agreement: ensuring that family wealth remains within the bloodline; providing financial security for either spouse in the event of a “divorce” or separation; protecting children from a prior or other relationship; protecting oneself from existing and future debts of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018