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Readers speak on various topics

We have several letters from readers who deserve some space in this column......»»

Category: financeSource: philstar philstarApr 16th, 2018

Robredo to speak at int’l summit in Nepal

  Vice President Leni Robredo is set to leave the country on Wednesday to speak at the Asia Pacific Summit 2018 to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal.   The Office of the Vice President said Robredo was invited to give the keynote speech for the December 1 event. She will join other government officials and leaders, experts, business executives, and civil society leaders from various countries at the summit's welcome banquet.   The summit's topics will revolve on issues such as challenges faced by countries, interdependence, mutual prosperity, universal values, climate change concerns and good governance.   It is organized by the Universal Peace Federati...Keep on reading: Robredo to speak at int’l summit in Nepal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Filipino children’s books are now talking about ‘taboo’ topics

By Anna Bueno/cnnphilippines.com – In “Dalawa ang Daddy ni Billy,” a new children’s book published by Tahanan Books for Young Readers, Billy is bullied by classmates for having two fathers. “Sabi ni Jay, sabi daw po ng nanay niya bakla daw po kayong dalawa ni Papa kaya bakla din daw Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Thought leaders speak

Establishing authority in the field of news and information beyond the printed headlines Going beyond the reach of its print and digital platforms, The Manila Times has been holding business forums and recreational events for its partners, advertisers, subscribers and readers. Top experts and distinguished resource speakers deliver solid data-packed visual presentations that inform and [...] The post Thought leaders speak appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Leaps and bounds

Last Saturday, I conducted a six-hour lecture on Special Commercial Laws at the Legal Edge Bar Review Center attended by aspiring future lawyers. It was my first time to speak on substantial legal topics for hours before curious minds of all ages, including those older than me, yet courageous enough to take the grueling Bar […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Challenges of technologies

Some of my readers have asked me why my recent columns have been on emerging technologies rather than on what they consider as more relevant topics......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 10th, 2017

More from insightful readers

We give way to more readers who have sent in their thoughts about the past topics that this column has tackled. Here’s one from Engr. Alex G......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 7th, 2016

Readers speak on traffic, RH Law and taxes

We are featuring today a number of readers that had sent in their comments on my recently published BizLinks columns in this paper......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 5th, 2016

PBA DRAFT: Lao hopes good Draft Combine showing lands him a PBA nod

Gauging his talents alongside his peers, Kyles Lao believes that he has already made a good account of himself in the two-day 2018 PBA Gatorade Draft Combine.   "It was nice to see the immense level of talent in this class and I think I was able to hold my own naman," the UP guard said after participating at the event held at the Gatorade Hoops Gym in Mandaluyong City.   Lao showed how he's one of the most intelligent prospects in this group, making the top five in the reaction tests as he got 83.33-percentage of hits during the biometrics phase of the Combine.   However, data could only speak so much on one's talent, and the former Xavier standout did show glimpses of what he could do when he played in the Combine’s mini-tournament.   The former UAAP Rookie of the Year didn't shy away from the spotlight in the scrimmages, helping his team finish runner-up to the JP Calvo and CJ Isit-led squad in the Finals.   Lao even uncorked 20 points in the semifinals against a team led by Robert Bolick, showing off his fearless slashing and precise sniping that hopefully, turned the heads of some of the coaches. "Si Kyles Lao, maganda ang nilalaro niya since Wednesday," remarked San Miguel coach Leo Austria.   For his part, however, Lao is just hoping for the best ahead of the PBA Rookie Draft at Robinson's Midtown in Ermita, Manila.   "Tingin ko naman naipakita ko na lahat ng kaya ko. Sana makuha," he said.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News10 hr. 8 min. ago

Let’s get on with the 2019 budget

When a man has a good name and track record to speak of, those who try to put him down, especially in the halls of Congress, immediately become suspect of…READ The post Let’s get on with the 2019 budget appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Strasbourg shooting suspect identified

  STRASBOURG, France ---Two police officials have identified the suspected Strasbourg gunman as 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt.   One police source said Chekatt's criminal record mentions 25 judicial cases, including several serious cases of robbery.   The official said his apartment was searched by police on Tuesday morning --- hours before the shooting --- in an investigation for attempted murder. He was not at home at the time.   The two officials spoke anonymously because they were not allowed to speak publicly on an ongoing investigation.   The suspect was still on the run on Wednesday after he fired gunshots near the famous Christ...Keep on reading: Strasbourg shooting suspect identified.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

10 International Food Brands Filipinos Said They Wish Would Come to the Philippines

Can you guess which food chain was most voted by our readers? And tell us yours, too! 10 International Food Brands Filipinos Said They Wish Would Come to the Philippines Source link: 10 International Food Brands Filipinos Said They Wish Would Come to the Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Viggo Mortensen ready to go behind camera

Danish-American actor Viggo Mortensen, who presented his latest film this week at Morocco's Marrakesh film festival, is ready to make his directorial debut. He sat down with AFP on the sidelines of the festival to speak about "Green Book", which won the Toronto International Film Festival audience prize, in which he leads, and his plans to go behind the camera for the upcoming father-son drama "Falling". Mortensen wrote the screenplay for "Falling" and will take one of the leading roles in the film, an intimate look at a gay man's complicated relationship with his father. Directorial debut? "We are in the pre-production phase, and filming of 'Falling' will start next Febr...Keep on reading: Viggo Mortensen ready to go behind camera.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Great escape the Lexus way | Inquirer Business

Readers of First Class are likely familiar with the vehicle brand Lexus. Some are probably even owners of an ES, GS, RX, NX or LX (for those who are not into cars, these are models of Lexus sedans and.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Great escape the Lexus way

  Readers of First Class are likely familiar with the vehicle brand Lexus. Some are probably even owners of an ES, GS, RX, NX or LX (for those who are not into cars, these are models of Lexus sedans and SUVs).   But beyond wheels, Lexus, I have learned, is now also about experiences. Which is why a few weeks ago, they invited First Class to the Lexus Escape to Amazing experience at Margaret River in Australia.   Margaret River   Margaret River is a region in Western Australia. While slowly making a name for itself as a food and wine destination, it is not yet as well known as Sydney or Melbourne, which are on the other side of the ginormous ma...Keep on reading: Great escape the Lexus way.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Treachery on tour

On the virtual eve of what is expected to be a highly charged campaign, while he is not a candidate for the 2019 midterm elections, Antonio Trillanes suddenly wants to go on an international speaking tour. He claims he’s been invited to speak before various groups. Given that he’s out on bail what doubts were […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Duterte’s China push needs to find the sweet spot

MANILA, Philippines – The divisive political dispute over the country’s West Philippine Sea strategy was aptly illustrated by former ambassador Wilfrido Villacorta when he stood up to speak his mind in a maritime forum held in Makati. “Our country is so polarized now. If you disagree with ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

DSWD to ban LGUs, pols in cash transfer payouts

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-6 will no longer allow local government units to manage the agency’s Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) program. DSWD-6 Regional Director Rebecca Geamala made the pronouncement amid accusations that DSWD’s programs are being politicized. “We are apolitical. We do not tolerate any politician to speak during the releasing of […] The post DSWD to ban LGUs, pols in cash transfer payouts appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Training in Portuguese emphasized by Macau

BEIJING --- The Macau Special Administrative Region has attached "unprecedented" importance to cultivating people able to speak both Mandarin and Portuguese, language and culture scholars said. They added that the efforts by Macau are one answer to the country's call for the SAR to become a commercial and trade cooperation service platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries. Only 0.6 percent of Macau residents speak Portuguese, according to official statistics. The total population of Macao is more than 650,000. Yao Jingming, head of the Department of Portuguese at the University of Macau, said more seats and scholarships have been provided for local students to stu...Keep on reading: Training in Portuguese emphasized by Macau.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

AP column: Good and bad in Ballon d Or twerking uproar

By John Leicester, AP Sports Columnist PARIS (AP) — First, the good news: In 2018, a man can no longer disrespect a trailblazing sportswoman on global TV without incurring instant opprobrium. French DJ Martin Solveig learned this to his discomfort when he asked Ada Hegerberg to twerk just after she became the first female winner of the Ballon d'Or and used her victory speech to appeal to girls everywhere to "please, believe in yourself." Immediately after the awards ceremony ended, with outrage already frothing on social media, Solveig still couldn't see why his inappropriate suggestion to the 23-year-old Norwegian was causing such upset. "It was a joke. You must have a bit of a sense of humor," he told The Associated Press as gala guests filed out of the domed Grand Palais in Paris on Monday and Hegerberg posed for photos with her heavy golden trophy. But then, as a video clip showing Solveig's interaction with Hegerberg started to rack up millions of views on Twitter, he understood. Solveig sought out Hegerberg to explain himself and tweeted "sincere apologies." "I didn't mean to offend anyone and I didn't know that this could be seen as such an offense," he said in a video message. The bad news, as the whole sorry episode showed, is that in 2018, the behavior of men is still overshadowing the achievements of women. And Hegerberg's achievements are immense. The steely forward is a three-time winner of the Women's Champions League with French club Lyon. Given her young age and current fearsome pace of 41 goals in 41 games in the tournament, she seems likely to make history like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the men's side. Already, she set a tournament record with 15 Champions League goals last season — including in Lyon's 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg in the final . Hegerberg appeared visibly miffed, shaking her head, responding with a firm "Non" and then turning away after Solveig asked her on stage in French, "Do you know how to twerk?" Had Messi or Ronaldo been standing beside him, it's hard to imagine the DJ asking them to shake their backsides in the twerking dance made famous by singer Miley Cyrus rubbing against Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. That Solveig did so with Hegerberg immediately struck many as icky. "Why do woman still have to put up with that (expletive)?" tennis player Andy Murray wrote on Instagram. "To everyone who thinks people are overreacting and it was just a joke, it wasn't. I've been involved in sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal." At the gala for her daughter's prize moment, Hegerberg's mother, Gerd, said the impropriety of Solveig's remark was initially lost on her. "Let him dance with the queen tonight, I was thinking," she told the AP. But when the meaning of twerk was then explained to her, she reacted with dismay, with an expletive. Hegerberg herself didn't let the uproar mar her evening. After meeting with Solveig and hearing his apology, she was determinedly cheerful by time she came to speak to waiting reporters. "I wasn't upset," she said. "I got to dance a bit and I got the Ballon d'Or." The visibility and status that comes with that trophy will give Hegerberg more power to push the cause of women's soccer. She is already putting that leverage to use. She told the AP in an interview shortly before she picked up her trophy that she won't play in the Women's World Cup in June in France because of a dispute with the Norwegian federation. Hegerberg hasn't played for the national team since last year because of what she perceives to be a general disregard for women's soccer in Norway. "It's all about how we respect women's football. I don't think the respect has been there," she told the AP. "Sometimes you have to take tough decisions to stay true to yourself." She also expressed frustration with the uneven pace of progress for women. A few hours later, Solveig's behavior made her words ring true. "Sometimes you have episodes or situations where you feel like, 'Damn, we're in such a man's world,'" she said. "That could be in a daily situation, being a woman, to be honest. Outside of the pitch as well. There's a lot of discussions to take and to bring on the table as a woman in 2018.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Tay Tung coach wants players to elevate individual skills

HIS ACHIEVEMENTS speak loudly. His tireless efforts turned his team into a powerhouse and a hotbed of volleyball talent. This is the best description for Bacolod Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) girls’ volleyball team head coach Ian Macariola. Macariola led the team to three straight Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports Cultural Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) Meet […] The post Tay Tung coach wants players to elevate individual skills appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018