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President visits SKorea in June

Amid renewed tensions in the Korean Peninsula, President Rodrigo Duterte will make his first visit to South Korea next month, Malacañang confirmed on Saturday. In a radio interview, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said trade relations between the Philippines and South Korea would be high on the agenda of Duterte’s trip. “Kung hindi po ako [...] The post President visits SKorea in June appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netMay 26th, 2018

Sotto visits De Lima in jail

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Vicente Sotto III paid a quick visit to detained Senator Leila de Lima on Thursday, June 28, in Camp Crame. (READ: De Lima: One year of living and surviving in jail ) Sotto spent 37 minutes at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center. Sotto said he and De Lima talked about her status ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Duterte visits 10 wounded soldiers in Isabela

President Rodrigo Duterte visits to Camp Melchor F. Dela Cruz Station Hospital in Gamu town to check on the condition of 10 wounded-in-action soldiers. CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela, June 22 (PIA) --Follow.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

President Duterte Visits Wake of Slain Isabela Town Police Chief

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday, June 21, visited the wake of Mallig, Isabela Police Chief Senior Inspector Michael Angelo Tubaña who was killed during a drug operation. President Duterte arrived at the Isabela Police Office Philippine National Police Conference Hall here at 5:17 p.m. and was received by Isabela Governor Faustino Dy III, Ilagan City […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

SAP Bong Go visits AgSur

BUTUAN CITY, June 18 (PIA) - In time for the Naliyagan Festival celebration in the province of Agusan del Sur, Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go visited the municipality of Prosperidad.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

PRES. DUTERTE VISITS ‘BEDROCK OF DRUGS’

By: Francis Allan L. Angelo  and Louine Hope Conserva FOR THE first time since his election more than two years ago, President Rodrigo Duterte visits Iloilo City, which he tagged as the “most shabulized” and “bedrock of illegal drugs,” today, June 20, 2018. Based on an advisory provided by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Pres. Duterte […] The post PRES. DUTERTE VISITS ‘BEDROCK OF DRUGS’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

SAP Bong Go visits AgSur

BUTUAN CITY, June 18 (PIA) - In time for the Naliyagan Festival celebration in the province of Agusan del Sur, Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go visited the municipality of Prosperidad.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Egyptian Envoy Visits EAC

The Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, His Excellency Ahmed Abdelazziz Ezzat Hassan, paid a call to Emilio Aguinaldo College on June 5, 2018. He was met by the president of EAC, Dr. Jose Paulo E. Campos, and Dr. Ellen Salac, Vice President for Academic Affairs as well as Dr. Lorenzo C. Lorenzo, Vice [...] The post Egyptian Envoy Visits EAC appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visits E-Mart

SEOUL, June 5 (Yonhap) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday visited the headquarters of E-Mart Inc., South Korea's largest discount hypermarket chain, the retailer said. The chie.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Posthumous award

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday (June 2) visits the wake of Corporal Nilo Donato, one of 11 soldiers killed in a government airstrike in Marawi City on May 31, following his visit to the 102nd Infantry Brigade in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.  The President gave Donato posthumous award and condoled with his bereaved family. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO &'160;.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2017

Philippines says UN rights council seat vindicates Duterte’s drug war

Granting the Philippines a fresh three-year term on the UN Human Rights Council has vindicated President Rodrigo Duterte’s crackdown on drugs and shown his detractors to be “morally corrupt”, senior officials said on Saturday. Human rights activists say Duterte’s “war” on drugs after taking office in June 2016 since when the police have killed more than 4,800 […] The post Philippines says UN rights council seat vindicates Duterte’s drug war appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Japan envoy hosts dinner for National Artist and ambassador

Metro Manila was due for a storm visit that night, but the foreboding weather didn't stop a few longtime friends from stepping out to a special dinner in the residence of Japan's ambassador to the Philippines. What they had in common? Japan holds a special place in their hearts. Industrialist Manolo Lopez was the Philippine ambassador to Japan for six years until 2016, a sojourn made significant by giant strides, which included the growth in Japan's investments in the country, the visits of then President Benigno Aquino III to Tokyo and dinner with Emperor Akihito, and the reciprocal visits of His Majesty to Manila. It was also during the posting of Ambassador Lopez that a coff...Keep on reading: Japan envoy hosts dinner for National Artist and ambassador.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Oil prices as excuse for China deal hit

The Duterte administration should refrain from using soaring oil prices as an excuse to enter into a joint oil exploration deal with China in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), according to Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque has said Malacaang is working on the terms of the deal, which may be signed as a welcome gift to Chinese President Xi Jinping when he visits Manila next month. "The Duterte administration is making it look like the only option for us to control oil prices is through the proposed joint exploration with China," Alejano said in a statement. "They have been using all kinds of justifications," he said. Not a solution Entering into ...Keep on reading: Oil prices as excuse for China deal hit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Paddler Nayre to open Philippine campaign in the 2018 Youth Olympics

BUENOS AIRES — Jann Mari Nayre will open the Philippine campaign in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games late Sunday at the Table Tennis Arena of the Technopolis here. The 18-year-old takes on Nicolas Ignacio Burgos of Chile in Group B of the men’s singles preliminary stage before facing Maciej Kolodziejczyk of Austria six hours later. Nayre, the first Filipino table tennis player to secure a spot in these Games featuring the best 18-under athletes in the world, will wrap up the elimination round against Khanak Jha of the United States the following day, hoping he could advance to the round of 16 on Tuesday. ``I’m here to give my best, regardless of whom I’m facing,’’ said Nayre, who He made the trip to this Argentinian capital after winning the Rarotonga qualifiers in the Cook Islands in June after failing to medal in the recent Asian Games in Indonesia and the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Argentina president Mauricio Macri declared the beginning of the YOG during the opening ceremony at the Obelisco de Buenos Aires where over 4,000 athletes from 206 countries are set to compete in 32 sports for the next 13 days. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach graced the welcoming rites that featured an impressive display of lights and fireworks. ``You gave your best and this is why you are here,’’ Bach told the athletes. ``Every athlete is different. We all come from different parts of the world but we are united through sports,’’ added the 1976 Montreal Olympics gold medalist in fencing. Golfer Yuka Saso, the country’s Asian Games double-gold medalist, carried the flag during the parade of nations as the third edition of the YOG unfolded in full view of the Argentinian public, the first time in Olympic history that the opening ceremony was held on the streets. Filipino-Norwegian Christian Tio is set to kick off his medal bid in kiteboarding, a new discipline under sailing in the youth Olympics on Oct. 8 (Tuesday in Manila), while fencer Lawrence Everett Tan will begin his campaign in the men’s foil event the following day. Saso and fellow golfer Carl Jano Corpus are due to see action on Oct. 9 at the Hurlingham Club in the women and men’s individual stroke play events that will run for three days. On the same day, Nicole Oliva will swim in the heats of the women’s 100-meter freestyle, one of four events that the Sta. Clara, California-based swimmer will compete in. The 18-year-old said she decided to pull out from the backstroke and butterfly races. Capping the Filipinos’ campaign is archer Nicole Tagle, who will shoot for medals in the women’s recurve individual event and mixed international play, the event where Gab Moreno captured the country’s first gold medal when he paired with China’s Li Jiaman during the 2014 edition in Nanjing, China......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Pompeo in Japan to discuss North Korea en route to Pyongyang

    TOKYO --- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Tokyo on Saturday for talks with Japanese officials ahead of his trip to North Korea. Pompeo is under pressure to make progress on convincing North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons as President Donald Trump seeks to meet with leader Kim Jong Un for a second time after their June summit in Singapore. Pompeo will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Taro Kono later Saturday to discuss their North Korea policies before heading to Pyongyang on Sunday. Tokyo is the first stop of his three-day East Asia tour, which also takes him to South Korea and China. In Beijing, Pompeo...Keep on reading: Pompeo in Japan to discuss North Korea en route to Pyongyang.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Duterte orders soldiers: ‘Shoot first, don’t worry’

As the Armed Forces of the Philippines recklessly and irresponsibly continued to drum up its canard of a “Red October” plot to oust President Duterte (which he first disclosed after returning from official visits to Israel and Jordan last month), he took to visiting three military camps to further woo the support of the soldiers, whose pay he had recently doubled......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

SKorea ex-president Lee jailed for 15 years over corruption

SEOUL: Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak was jailed for 15 years for corruption on Friday, becoming the latest of the country’s ex-leaders to be sent to prison. The 76-year-old CEO-turned-president, who served from 2008 to 2013, was found guilty on charges including bribery and embezzlement and ordered to pay a fine of 13 billion [...] The post SKorea ex-president Lee jailed for 15 years over corruption appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

DeRozan debuts as Spurs new era opens with preseason win

By The Associated Press A new era of San Antonio basketball has begun, with DeMar DeRozan in the lineup and some longtime legends elsewhere. With an offseason of change behind them, the Spurs opened exhibition play Sunday (Monday, PHL time) with a 104-100 victory over the Miami Heat. DeRozan started and scored seven points in 18 minutes in his first game for the Spurs since they acquired him from Toronto in the trade that sent Kawhi Leonard to Toronto. With Leonard traded, Tony Parker signing in Charlotte and Manu Ginobili retiring, it was a far more eventful offseason than usual in San Antonio. But it was a good start for the new pieces. Jakob Poeltl, who came with DeRozan from the Raptors, had six points and 10 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Heat. ___ SPURS 104, HEAT 100 Rudy Gay led San Antonio with 13 points, making all three three-pointers and 5-of-6 shots in 14 minutes. LaMarcus Aldridge added 10 points. HEAT: Dwyane Wade began his final preseason by coming off the bench for 10 points in 18 minutes. ... Rodney McGruder and Goran Dragic started in the backcourt, with McGruder scoring 15 points and Dragic adding 12. ... Kelly Olynyk shot 1-for-10 for four points. ... Duncan Robinson made three three-pointers and scored 12 points in a city where a Duncan (Tim) and a Robinson (David) once starred together. SPURS: Dejounte Murray, who replaced Parker as starting point guard last season, had eight points in 15 minutes. ... Derrick White scored 12 points. ... Davis Bertans made three three-pointers and scored 10 points. UP NEXT: Miami (0-1) visits Charlotte on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). San Antonio (1-0) hosts Detroit on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). CELTICS 115, HORNETS 112 Kyrie Irving scored 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting and Terry Rozier had 13 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals for Boston. Jayson Tatum had 16 points, including three three-pointers, Marcus Morris made 4-of-6 from behind the arc and finished with 12 points, and Jaylen Brown scored 11. Gordon Hayward was just 1-of-7 shooting and had four points in 21 minutes for the Celtics (1-1). Miles Bridges, picked No. 12 overall in June's draft, made 9-of-12 from the field, including 4-of-6 from three-point range, and finished with 23 points for Charlotte (1-1). Willy Hernangomez added 14 points, Malik Monk 13, including three triples, and Kemba Walker scored 10. CELTICS: Al Horford missed the game due to a right wrist sprain. He is expected to return against Cleveland on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). ... Hayward, who suffered a gruesome injury in the opening minutes of the regular-season opener last year, is just 3-of-14 shooting in two games this preseason. He showed some hustle, and confidence in his surgically repaired left ankle, on a chase-down block of a layup by Jeremy Lamb. HORNETS: Tony Parker, who signed a two-year, $10 million contract with Charlotte in July after 17 seasons with San Antonio, did not play. Marvin Williams and Cody Zeller were also healthy scratches. ... Michael Kidd-Gilchrist left the game in the first half and did not return due to concussion-like symptoms. UP NEXT: Charlotte (1-1) hosts Miami on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). Boston (1-1) hosts Cleveland on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). BULLS 128, PELICANS 116 Antonio Blakeney, Bobby Portis and Zach LaVine scored 21 points apiece for Chicago. The trio combined to make 24-of-42 (57 percent) from the field and 14-of-14 free throws. Jabari Parker, who signed with Chicago as a free agent in July, had 15 points but was just 5-of-14 shooting. Kris Dunn added 12 points and rookie Wendell Carter Jr. scored 11. Frank Jackson and Jrue Holiday each scored 16 points for New Orleans. Jackson shot just 5-of-14 from the field but made 4-of-8 three-pointers. Holiday was 7-of-9 shooting with four assists. BULLS: Lauri Markkanen did not play due to an elbow injury sustained on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. Denzel Valentine (ankle) and Omer Asik (inflammatory arthritis) also missed the game. ... Chicago made just 4-of-18 from three-point range but shot 49.5 percent (49-of-99) from the field. ... Cameron Payne had seven assists. PELICANS: Julius Randle, who signed with the Pelicans as a free agent this offseason, had 15 points, five rebounds and five assists. ... Anthony Davis added 13 points, three steals and two blocks in 15 minutes. ... Nikola Mirotic (sore Achilles tendon) and Darius Miller (shoulder) did not play. ... Frank Jackson, a second-round pick out of Duke in 2017, missed all of last season due to a right foot injury. UP NEXT: Chicago (1-0) plays at Milwaukee on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). New Orleans (0-1) visits Atlanta on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). CLIPPERS 110, SYDNEY KINGS 91 Seven Los Angeles players scored in double figures, led by Tobias Harris who had 20 points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Danilo Gallinari added 19 points, five assists and two blocks. Marcin Gortat, acquired from Washington via trade for Austin Rivers in June, and Patrick Beverly each had 12 points, Montrezl Harrell scored 11 and Lou Williams and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 10 points apiece for the Clippers (1-0). Jerome Randle led the Kings (0-1) with 25 points, Kevin Lisch scored 16 with nine rebounds and six assists and Daniel Kickert had 13 points, including three three-pointers. CLIPPERS: Tobias Harris, who shot a career-best 41.4 percent from three-point range last season, made 4-of-7 from behind the arc on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). ... The Clippers had 31 assists on 41 field goals. ... Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the No. 11 overall pick in June’s draft, added four assists, four steals and a block. SYDNEY KINGS: Andrew Bogut, who played 14 seasons in the NBA and was the first overall selection in the 2005 draft, had eight points, eight rebounds and four assists. ... The Kings made just 12-of-21 from the free-throw line and committed 25 turnovers. UP NEXT: The Clippers play host to Minnesota on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). NUGGETS 124, LAKERS 107 Juan Hernangomez led Denver with 19 points and three blocks and Jamal Murray scored 18 on 8-of-12 shooting in LeBron James’ debut with the Lakers. Nikola Jokic and Trey Lyles had 14 points apiece, Malik Beasley and Monte Morris each scored 12 and Mason Plumlee added 11 points for Denver (1-0). JaVale McGee had 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting Brandon Ingram scored 16 for Los Angeles (0-1). Kyle Kuzma added 15 points, despite making just 4-of-13 from the field, and Lance Stephenson scored 12. NUGGETS: Gary Harris (hamstring), Isaiah Thomas (hip), Michael Porter Jr. (back) and Jarred Vanderbilt (foot) did not play. ... Paul Millsap had six points on 1-of-5 shooting in 21 minutes. LAKERS: LeBron James finished with nine points, three rebounds and three assists in 15 minutes. ... Rajon Rondo had 11 of L.A.’s 26 assists and grabbed seven rebounds. ... Rookie Jonathan Williams had eight points on 4-of-5 shooting in 12 minutes, but committed five fouls. ... Lonzo Ball (knee) and rookie Moritz Wagner (knee) did not play. UP NEXT: The Lakers and Nuggets play again on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) in Los Angeles......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Duterte jokes: Rice shortage fault of drug addicts in rehab centers

  Blame it on drug addicts, again.   President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday shared a theory that the rice shortage in the country could have been caused by drug addicts in rehabilitation centers who now enjoy eating food.   He said the number of drug addicts surrendering to authorities has been increasing and they have been undergoing rehabilitation.   "Ngayon na marami ng na-rehab kaya tayo nagkaroon ng rice crisis," Duterte said in jest in a speech in Malacaang, eliciting laughter from his audience, mostly government career executives.   Mr. Duterte, who launched a brutal war on illegal drugs since he assumed the Presidency in June...Keep on reading: Duterte jokes: Rice shortage fault of drug addicts in rehab centers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders enjoying new role with Lions

By LARRY LAGE,  AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Barry Sanders shook hands with fans, posed for pictures and engaged in small talk outside a suite at Ford Field before the Detroit Lions opened the season against the New York Jets. At halftime, the Hall of Fame running back was on the field to turn a huge key, and the stadium's speakers blared with the sounds of an engine revving. Sanders is in his second season as an ambassador for the team, a paid role that is sending him on the road for Detroit's game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. "It's definitely nice to be back after the first few years of being retired and there not being much communication," Sanders said in an interview with The Associated Press. "So, certainly just being able to be involved with certain things that the team is doing from a community outreach standpoint and that sort of thing, for me, it's great. "And, just being able to be around the game a little more and certainly around the Lions family a little more for me is meaningful so I do appreciate that." The Lions like the arrangement, too. Sanders visits suite holders during games and attends meet-and-greet sessions along with going to other team functions such as its draft party. "It's great having him around and back in the fold, interacting with fans and corporate sponsors," Lions president Rod Wood told The AP. "He's probably if not the best player in Lions history, he's in the handful of the best. "And, he's definitely the most remembered by our fans." While it may seem like a logical connection between the former star player and the only NFL team he played for, their relationship was not smooth in the years following his sudden and surprising retirement just before training camp began 1999. Sanders is always showered with cheers in the Motor City these days. But he was booed in public at times back in the day by fans who were still unhappy he walked away from the game after 10 spectacular seasons when he was on the verge of becoming the NFL's all-time leading rusher. "I hated that it came to the point where he was getting booed," said Lomas Brown, one of Sanders' former teammates. "He's one of the greatest ever and he did it all here in Detroit. There are still some people holding a grudge today, but that's been gone for a while." Brown hopes the Lions take another step in their relationship with Sanders by honoring him with a statue at Ford Field. "It's hard to believe there's not one," Brown said. Wood declined to say if there are plans to erect a Sanders statue. "We've talked about things we haven't announced," Wood said. When Calvin Johnson announced his retirement two years ago, it reminded people of Sanders' decision to walk away from the game. Like Sanders, the former star receiver chose to leave the Lions and the league with years left on his contract and seemingly some solid seasons left in his career. Johnson retired two years ago and the team has tried and failed, so far, to rekindle its relationship with him. As Sanders was the honored guest in Wood's suite for a game earlier this month, Johnson was in a nearby luxury box on the same floor. "I know Lions fans appreciate Barry's role with the team because he's the greatest Lion and one of the greatest running backs — if not the greatest — to play the game," said Johnson, who declined to talk about his relationship with the team. Brown believes time will take care of whatever issues are keeping Johnson from being a part of the organization in some way. "If the Lions continue to reaching out to him and being warm to him, I think it'll happen," Brown said. Wood is working on it. "It's still goal of the organization, and me in particular, to get Calvin back in the fold," Wood said. "It was good to see him at the (Jets) game.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

Duterte visits wounded soldiers in Sulu

ZAMBOANGA CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte visited soldiers wounded in a recent battle with Abu Sayyaf militants in Sulu province […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018