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Italy allots P2.52B to DAR’s rural devt program

THE Italian government has earmarked P2.52 billion for rural infrastructure and agri-enterprise development, ca-pacity-building and project management in farming communities in the Philippines, as part of its continuing support for the eradication of pove.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 26th, 2016

DepEd strengthens anti-drug program

DepEd strengthens anti-drug program.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Cavs' Irving shares inspirational message to motivate kids

em>By Tom Withers, Associated Press /em> CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving spent a day dedicated to transition and big speeches by delivering a message from the heart. Cleveland's All-Star point guard, whose own life has undergone major changes over the past year or so because of fatherhood, an Olympic gold medal and NBA championship, spoke to hundreds of school kids on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) about following their dreams. To kick off a program promoting physical fitness, Irving shared some wisdom and experiences he hopes will help motivate kids to reach their potential. He urged them to listen to their parents, follow their own path and reminded them that life's journey never ends. 'I'm still figuring it out,' he said. 'I'm still you.' Teaming with Kids Foot Locker, Irving visited one of the city's Boys & Girls Clubs to launch a six-week fitness challenge which promotes a healthy lifestyle and encourages kids to excel outside and inside the classroom. Not far removed from their age group, the 24-year-old Irving easily connected with the kids, who wore 'Go Big' T-shirts and could barely contain their excitement when the Cavaliers' star was introduced and walked to the middle of the basketball court. 'Listen to your parents,' Irving told them, but not in a preachy way, rather the way an older brother would tell his siblings. 'Make sure you cherish the friendships you have and family is first — always.' Before the event, Irving, who was named an All-Star starter for the Eastern Conference on Thursday (Friday, PHL time), spent a few minutes with the Associated Press discussing the motivation to support his community and aspirations beyond basketball. Irving understands both his place and platform and wants to maximize it. And as the nation looked toward Washington, D.C., Irving simply wanted to make a positive impact on some kinds in Cleveland. 'I want to be a generational leader and I am that already,' he told AP. 'I have to accept that and to do that you have to acquire as much knowledge and still grow every single day, make sure I'm living the truth and share that with the rest of the world. It's not necessarily opening up to the media or anyone else, but it's about opening up to the kids that matter — that are going to be changing our world in a few years. 'I'm OK with this, man. As long as I can shape a kid's day or shape a kid's life in any way possible, and help them realize their potential is endless, you are limitless. You can be your own decider in your life. Whatever else is going on, you have to take control of it.' Irving was raised almost exclusively by his father, Drederick, after his mother, Elizabeth, died when he was four. The elder Irving didn't have to push his child, who was driven from an early age. It's that independence, the strength to be unafraid and willingness to fail but learn, that's at the heart of Irving's message. 'I want them to think bigger,' he said. 'It's a lost simpler for me now as I've gotten older. There were things that I thought were going to stop me and limit me, but those things aren't necessarily real, they're false and created by whatever it is that tells us what we can't do, the outside influences. Never listen to that, man. I've always figured it out one day at a time. 'As long as you can see through it, and find your own truth, you'll be fine. I try to give kids the truth. I still am that kid that was growing up in Boys & Girls Clubs in New York and New Jersey, going to different neighborhoods. I'm that same kid. I've never changed and being able to acquire the knowledge that I have from other people helps me — and hopefully resonates with the kids.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Lenovo launches program to enrich learning experience in partner schools

Lenovo launches program to enrich learning experience in partner schools.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Lenovo launches program to enrich learning experience in partner schools

Lenovo launches program to enrich learning experience in partner schools.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Paglilinaw ng DoH: Libreng condom sa paaralan depende sa DepEd

INILINAW ni Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, hindi pa sila namimigay ng libreng condoms sa mga paaralan. Aniya, ang pagbibigay ng libreng condom ay plano pa lamang at kailangan pa nilang kumunsulta sa Department of Education (DepEd). Ngunit kapag hindi pumayag ang mga guro, principals at school officials ay hindi nila igigiit ang nasabing plano. Kasabay ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Hardship allowance ng titsers aprub na

MASAYANG ibinalita ng Malacañang ang pagpapalabas ng “hardship allowance” ng mga guro sa pampublikong paaralan. Sa press briefing sa Malacañang, sinabi ni Presidential Spokesman  Ernesto  Abella,  inaprobahan ni Education Sec. Leonor Briones ang P977 milyon sa budget ng DepEd para sa nasabing allowance. Ayon kay Abella, saklaw ng budget ang halos 17,000 eskuwelahan na ang ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Over 6,000 students in Ilocos Sur benefit from new PAGCOR school buildings

THE Province of Ilocos Sur became the newest recipient of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation’s (PAGCOR) school building project. PAGCOR together with its partner agencies &'8212; the Department of Education (DepEd) and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) &'8212; turned over a two-storey, six- classroom building to Ilocos Sur National High School (ISNHS) [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

DA readies P1-B worth of post-harvest facilities

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is set to collaborate with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on a farm mechanization project that aims to improve post-harvest practices of Filipino farmers......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

LandBank and JICA ink 4.9-B Yen HARVEST Project for Conflict areas in Mindanao

LandBank and JICA ink 4.9-B Yen HARVEST Project for Conflict areas in Mindanao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

High hopes for Philippine sports, PSC launches bold program under new PSI

MANILA, Philippines - With greater hope and promise of continuity, the Philippine Sports Institute (PSI) got off to a new start yesterday geared towards the.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

High hopes for Phl sports, PSC launches bold program under new PSI

MANILA, Philippines - With greater hope and promise of continuity, the Philippine Sports Institute (PSI) got off to a new start yesterday geared towards the.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

CHED OKs 76 research projects

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will provide P725 million in financial support to 76 research proposals of college professors affected by the implementation of the K-12 program......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

DepEd: No stopping K-12 final phase

With less than six months before the opening of classes, the Department of Education (DepEd) said it is fully committed to ensuring the smooth implementation of the final leg of the K-12 basic education reform program......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

Scholar Support

Manila North Tollways Corp. president and CEO Rodrigo E. Franco turns over to Angeles University Foundation president Dr. Joseph Emmanuel L. Angeles a check for P100,000 as the tollway company’s support for AUF’s scholarship program. The turnover was held during the halftime of the NLEX Road Warriors game against Talk ‘N Text Katropa at AUF Sports and Cultural Center in Angeles City, Pampanga. The MNTC Scholarship Program now has 28 scholars since the program started in 2012. Joining Franco and Angeles are (from right) MNTC senior vice president Romulo S. Quimbo, PBA Commissioner Chito Y. Narvasa, NLEX Road Warriors head coach Yeng M. Guiao, MNTC COO Raul L. Ignacio and NLEX Road Warriors team manager Ronald T. Dulatre......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

Match-fixing back in spotlight on eve of first Grand Slam

JUSTIN BERGMAN, Associated Press   For Rafael Nadal and the other stars of tennis, there's a familiar ring to the questions being raised as the first ball is about to be struck at the Australian Open. Recent match-fixing sanctions and a new case are bringing fresh scrutiny to the integrity of the sport a year after corruption allegations cast a pall over the first Grand Slam of the year. '(It's) obviously negative, always in the first month of the season starts to happen,' Nadal said at the season-opening Brisbane International. 'You get tired about this kind of stuff, but the most important thing is fight against these kinds of things.' The headlines started appearing early in the new year. On Jan. 5, police in Australia charged an 18-year-old player with a match-fixing offense at a lower-tier tournament last October in Traralgon, near Melbourne. Days later, another Australian player, Nick Lindahl, now retired but once ranked in the top 200, was handed a seven-year ban and $35,000 fine from the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) for offering to throw a match at a minor tournament in the city of Toowoomba in 2013. Lindahl had already been fined after a criminal trial. Two other Australian players received lesser punishments in connection with the incident. While Traralgon and Toowoomba are far removed from the glittering lights of Melbourne Park, the timing of the developments was troubling nonetheless. Last season began similarly beneath a cloud of suspicion after a report by BBC and Buzzfeed alleged that tennis authorities had suppressed evidence of match-fixing and failed to investigate possible cases of corruption. The reports went over old ground, but the timing and the headlines overshadowed the tournament. 'I haven't heard anything (about match-fixing) since last year's Australian Open,' German player Mischa Zverev told The Associated Press last week in Brisbane. 'I think it was funny timing. ... Like the day before the Oscars, they're going to bring something up to make somebody not win it, or win it.' Since then, tennis leaders have gone into overdrive to restore confidence in the sport. An independent panel was created to review the TIU, the internal body tasked with combating corruption, and authorities promised to implement all of its recommendations when it is completed this spring. The TIU also took separate steps to strengthen its monitoring and investigation efforts, develop new anti-corruption education programs for players, and improve the transparency of its operations. In an email statement to The AP, the agency said nine players and officials were sanctioned last year for match-fixing — the most for a single year since the unit was established in 2008. Several were banned for life, including a young South African player and four officials from Turkey and Uzbekistan. The unit also expanded its outreach efforts with betting operators and regulators, leading to increased reporting of suspicious wagers. In 2016, the TIU received 292 betting alerts — an 18 percent increase over the previous year. The vast majority of those came from the Challenger and Futures circuits on the men's tour, considered the most at-risk for match-fixing given the lower likelihood of detection and the smaller earnings of the players. However, the TIU said three alerts were generated at Grand Slam events, as well. The agency was quick to note, though, that an alert isn't necessarily proof of match-fixing. Of the more than 114,000 matches played last year on the professional tours, only 0.2 percent triggered a suspicious betting alert. 'Tennis was one of the first major sports to recognize the potential threat of betting-related corruption and do something about it,' the TIU said. 'It will be for the independent review panel to take a view on the conduct and effectiveness of the unit and to put forward recommendations to improve the current structure and approach.' Whatever the investigators recommend, the fact remains the TIU faces an uphill battle. Technology has shifted the gambling landscape in such a way, it's increasingly difficult for monitors to keep up. In tennis, wagers aren't just placed on who wins or loses; bets can be placed during matches in real time on everything from total points won in a game to whether a set goes to a tiebreak. 'We're talking individual player activities here,' said Hans Westerbeek, dean of the College of Sport and Exercise Science at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. 'It's much easier to get into a situation where you approach individual players to do things that can be, if done well, quite well hidden from it being suspicious.' He likens it to the ongoing battle against performance-enhancing drugs. 'You're always struggling to keep up with the innovations that a better-resourced front of gambling operators, legal or illegal, will have available to advance their technology.' Ryan Rodenberg, an associate professor of forensic sports law analytics at Florida State University, says this is one reason a more sophisticated approach is critically needed. He recommends an internal monitoring system that analyzes each match for suspicious activity in real time, rather than relying solely on betting alerts. 'A robust betting data-monitoring operation would have both in-house capabilities and a number of collaborative information sharing agreements with third parties such as sportsbooks, private monitoring firms or academics,' he said. 'Anything less is sub-optimal.' With a limited budget of just $3.23 million for 2017, however, there is only so much the TIU can do. As such, preventative measures such as education have become a priority. More than 25,000 players and officials have completed the TIU's online anti-corruption training program, and a new version will be launched that players will be required to complete every two years. 'Educating players who are up-and-coming and those who support those players is a very good, positive and necessary thing to do,' Westerbeek says. 'Because the root of the problem is ... people not really (understanding) they're engaging in criminal activity.' ___ AP Sports Writer John Pye contributed to this report. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Condom distribution sa schools, wala pang go signal mula DoH

Sa kabila ng report na nakatakda nang magsagawa ng pilot-test ang Department of Health (DoH) para sa distribution condoms sa mga paaralan sa isang rehiyon, sinabi ni Education Secretary Leonor Briones na hindi pa nakakatanggap ang Department of Education (DepEd) ng anumang pahayag o go signal mula sa health agency tungkol sa hakbang na ito......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Bank launches PWD program

Bank launches PWD program.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

LVPI to announce national team coaches on Friday

Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. could be leaning towards tapping Sammy Acaylar and Francis Vicente to handle the national teams that will see action in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The two coaches out of the 23 names in the associations shortlist of mentors presented solid programs for the national squad when they sat down with LVPI acting president Peter Cayco. “Both of them showed their commitment and presented a very good training program for the national team,” said Cayco, who with the association is looking forward for a better showing for the national team in the biennial meet from August 19 to 31. Cayco together with Jeff Tamayo and Rod Roque of the three-man search committee will forward their recommendation to the LVPI board of trustees, which will then make the formal announcement on Friday. “We already have the decision but we don’t want to preempt the LVPI board. We will forward our decision to the LVPI board,” Cayco said.         The chosen head coaches will then be tasked to form a 16-man pool each for the men’s and women’s teams. Acaylar led Altas back on top of the NCAA in Season 91 and was a part of the coaching staff of the national women’s team that won the country’s last gold medal in the SEA Games and was the head coach of the national squad that saw action in 2015 Asian Women's Seniors Volleyball Championship. Vicente, meanwhile, handled the national youth team in a couple of international stints last year. Aside from the two, other coaches in the shortlist are Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro, who handled the men’s national team in the Singapore SEA Games two years ago, Macky Carino of defending NCAA women’s volleyball champion College of St. Benilde and Obet Javier of NCAA Season 90 titlist Arellano University. Also included are Lerma Giron, Mac Gepuela, Marcelo Joaquin, Jason Gabales, Michael Inoferio, Bryan Esquibel, Raymund Castillo, Jeremiah Barrica, Raplh Dablo, Leovimo Rivera, Michael Santos, Roberto Javier, Carl Bryan Vitus, Richard Estacio, Ruel Pascual, Leonardo Toyco, Benjamin Mape, Michael Carino, Dexter Clamor and Alvin Dumalaog. De La Salle women’s team head coach Ramil De Jesus and University of Sto. Tomas’ Kungfu Reyes declined the invitation because of various reasons but promised to help out and give their support if needed.         --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles        .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

Leyte begins egg–laying program

The provincial government of this province has launched recently a poultry layer egg production pilot project aimed to teach the farmers in the localities about poultry production......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 8th, 2017