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Roque: ICC treaty not posted on Official Gazette

Roque: ICC treaty not posted on Official Gazette.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepMar 14th, 2018

Duterte: PH to Withdraw from ICC

President Rodrigo R. Duterte declared on Wednesday that the Philippines will be withdrawing its ratification of the Rome Statute, a United Nations (UN) treaty creating the International Criminal Court (ICC). Duterte made this declaration in a three-page statement distributed by Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo to media. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, on his official […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

UAAP Finals: UP apologizes for school official s controversial post towards Ateneo players

The University of the Philippines has categorically distanced itself from controversial statements posted on social media by one of its school officials. “We dissociate ourselves as a Board from Regent [Spocky] Farolan’s statements and actions,” the UP Board of Regents (BOR), the school’s highest decision-making body, said in a statement released on Monday. It then continued, “Whatever his motives may have been, there is no excuse sowing fear and confusion especially at a time when (UP’s) attention should have been focused on the rising successes of its athletic program. We view with extreme disapproval and condemn violence in any form.” Last Sunday, Farolan posted on his Facebook account a cryptic message that seemed to hint at forthcoming injuries to Ateneo players. “Sayang hindi kumpleto ang players ng Ateneo sa Wednesday. Tatlo injured. Pili na kayo kung sinu-sino mga yon,” he said, adding three devil emojis at the end of it. The post was made a day after the Blue Eagles topped the Fighting Maroons to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three Finals in UAAP Season 81. The post went viral not long after and Farolan came under fire for his cryptic message. He ultimately deleted the post before saying “there was sarcasm in that comment which may not have been immediately and easily perceived by some.” Now, the UP BOR has bared that Farolan has apologized for his post during their board meeting. “The BOR takes note of the apology of Farolan regarding his post that appeared to advocate the use of violence against members of the men’s basketball team of Ateneo,” its statement said. Nonetheless, the UP BOR made it a point to extend apologies to its neighboring school. “We apologize to the officials, staff, and athletes of Ateneo for any anxiety Regent Farolan’s statements may have caused. We also deeply regret the dampening of the euphoria of UP reaching the UAAP Finals,” it said. The BOR also made it a point to state that it is against Farolan’s re-appointment to the board. “Committed to a higher standard of accountability for its members, the BOR withdraws recommendation for the re-appointment of Regent Farolan,” its statement said. The BOR is made up of 11 regents – the head of the Commission on Higher Education; the president of UP; the chairperson of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts, and Culture; the chairperson of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education; the president of the UP Alumni Association; one Faculty Regent; one Staff Regent; one Student Regent; and three presidential appointees. Farolan is a presidential appointee. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

LOOK: U.P. official threatens safety of Ateneo Blue Eagles

  MANILA, Philippines – Outraged by the Fighting Maroons'  UAAP Finals Game 1 loss , University of the Philippines (UP) Board of Regents member Frederick “Spocky” Farolan posted a cryptic message on Facebook that 3 Ateneo Blue Eagles will be “injured” in Game 2 of the best-of-three Finals series on Wednesday, December 5.  “Sayang hindi kumpleto ang ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Boy sends birthday card to father in heaven; postman ‘delivers’

  LONDON --- A 7-year-old Scottish boy who sent a birthday card to his father in heaven has received a heart-warming reply. A Royal Mail official responded to Jase Hyndman after seeing the card addressed: "Mr. Postman, Can you take this to heaven for my dad's birthday." The Royal Mail's Sean Milligan wrote back, saying, "This was a difficult challenge avoiding stars and other galactic objects on route to heaven. However, please be assured that this particular important item of mail has been delivered." Jase's mother, Teri Copland, posted images of the letters on Facebook, which have been shared more than 260,000 times. Copland says, "I actually cannot state how emotio...Keep on reading: Boy sends birthday card to father in heaven; postman ‘delivers’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

MORE ROOMS IN PARADISE: DOT accredits 243 Boracay establishments

The number of Boracay accommodations that secured Department of Tourism (DOT) accreditation had reached 243 as of Monday. With the holiday season approaching, this meant that 9,248 rooms were available for tourists in the famous resort island. The list of the accredited establishments are posted in the DOT’s official Facebook page. The DOT also reminded […] The post MORE ROOMS IN PARADISE: DOT accredits 243 Boracay establishments appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Kris Aquino s lawyers: She s incapable of having someone killed

MANILA, Philippines – The lawyers of Kris Aquino early Sunday, November 18, denied allegations that their client had threatened the life of former business partner and talent manager Nicko Falcis. In a statement issued by Divina Law and posted on Kris Aquino's official Instagram page, the law firm said it ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

It’s official: Maymay Entrata to walk in Arab Fashion Week 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Maymay Entrata’s modelling dreams are about to come true. The young actress will be walking in the prestigious Arab Fashion Week in Dubai this November. Maymay will be wearing designs from AMATO Couture by designer Furne One. The young actress posted about the news on Instagram, saying, “Isang malaking ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Gunman apparently stopped shooting to post online

Updated @ 7:30 p.m., Nov. 10, 2018 THOUSAND OAKS, California --- The gunman who killed 12 people at a country music bar in Southern California went on social media during the attack and posted about his mental state and whether people would believe he was sane, a law enforcement official said Friday. Also, one of the possibilities investigators are looking into is whether gunman Ian David Long believed his former girlfriend would be at the bar, the official said. Authorities have not determined a motive for Wednesday night's rampage at the Borderline Bar and Grill. READ:At least 13 dead in California bar shooting The official was briefed on the investigation but not author...Keep on reading: Gunman apparently stopped shooting to post online.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

DPWH to conduct road repairs, reblocking over the weekend

      The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will conduct road repairs and reblockings starting 11 p.m. on Friday (Nov. 9) until 5 a.m. on Monday (Nov. 12). In an advisory posted on Friday on the DPWH's official twitter account, the department advised motorists to avoid the affected areas which include: Quezon City 1.) EDSA northbound - Before Times Street to before UCCP (1st lane) 2.) EDSA southbound - Scout Albano to after Scout Borromeo (3rd lane from the sidewalk) Manila City 3.) Espaa Boulevard going to Quiapo, in front of Ramon Magsaysay High School Pasig City 4.) C-5 road southbound after Lanuza Avenue 5.) C-5 road...Keep on reading: DPWH to conduct road repairs, reblocking over the weekend.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Mayweather cancels Japan kickboxing fight

LOS ANGELES, United States -- Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather on Wednesday scrapped a planned fight with a Japanese kickboxer, claiming he had been duped into agreeing to the contest. In a lengthy statement posted on social media, Mayweather said he had been "blindsided" by organizers of the proposed bout against Tenshin Nasukawa, set for New Year's Eve in Saitama. "I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa," Mayweather wrote on Instagram. The 41-year-old retired welterweight champion said he had traveled to Japan last week to discuss participating in a private bout against Nasukawa for a "small group of wealthy ...Keep on reading: Mayweather cancels Japan kickboxing fight.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Cesar Montano’s video greeting inadvertently bares new relationship

Filipino actor Cesar Montano, a controversial former government official, became a hot topic on social media again after his video greeting to a local political featured an image of a nude woman. Reports say that the video clip was first posted by a certain Rolando Olando on Facebook, but had since been taken down. Many […] The post Cesar Montano’s video greeting inadvertently bares new relationship appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

MILF ready to contest petition vs Bangsamoro law

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said it is ready to contest the petition filed by Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan II before the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the  Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL).  In a statement posted on its official website on Tuesday, October 30, the MILF said it recognizes that it ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Zamboanga Sibugay official under fire for consuming turtle eggs

Filipinos were outraged when Zamboanga Sibugay provincial board member Maria Esperanza “Mec” Rillera allegedly shared pictures of her consuming turtle eggs that prompted them to accuse her of violating a law. The pictures were reportedly posted by the public official on Facebook in the second week of October. As of this writing, however, her account can no longer […] The post Zamboanga Sibugay official under fire for consuming turtle eggs appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Russia loses in vote to criticize US leaving missile treaty

UNITED NATIONS --- Russia lost a vote Friday that would have allowed the U.N. General Assembly to consider a resolution supporting a landmark missile treaty and opposing U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from it. The vote to put a Russian resolution backing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty on the agenda of the Assembly's disarmament committee was 31 countries in favor, 55 against and 54 abstaining. Senior Russian arms control official Andrei Belousov said he didn't understand the result, noting that most countries that abstained "are active supporters of nuclear disarmament" and a significant number of those who voted against the procedural measure ...Keep on reading: Russia loses in vote to criticize US leaving missile treaty.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Zamboanga Sibugay official under fire for allegedly consuming turtle eggs

Filipinos were outraged when Zamboanga Sibugay provincial board member Maria Esperanza “Mec” Rillera allegedly shared pictures of her consuming turtle eggs that prompted them to accuse her of violating a law. The pictures were reportedly posted by the public official on Facebook in the second week of October. As of this writing, however, her account can no longer […] The post Zamboanga Sibugay official under fire for allegedly consuming turtle eggs appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Roque Files Senate Bid; Hopes to Get PRRD Endorsement

Former Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque is hoping to get the endorsement of President Rodrigo Duterte in his bid for a Senate seat in the 2019 mid-term elections. This, after the former government official on Wednesday filed his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office in Manila. “Sana po (I hope […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Roque says ‘stress’ of being Duterte spokesman made him leave Cabinet

The stress of being the official mouthpiece of President Rodrigo Duterte was one of the reasons why he decided to part ways with the administration, senatorial aspirant Harry Roque said Thursday.   "Sa totoo lang po mula nung ako ay naging spokesperson, ako po ay diabetic, grabe po talaga 'yung stress, 'yung sugar ko hindi naging normal," the former Presidential spokesman said in an interview over Radyo Inquirer.   "So sabi ko kay President, talagang health reasons, hindi makakabalik," he said, adding that he had long decided to run for the Senate.   Roque declared on Monday that he would be running as a party-list representative of Luntiang Pilipinas in ...Keep on reading: Roque says ‘stress’ of being Duterte spokesman made him leave Cabinet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2018

Roque makes senatorial bid official

Party-list representative turned presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Wednesday officially filed his certificate of candidacy for senator......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Technical problem interrupts LRT-2 service

A technical problem has prompted the Light Rail Transit Line 2 (LRT-2) to implement a provisional train serviceon Mondayafternoon. In an advisory posted on its official Twitter page, the LRT-2 management said that train service was only available from Santolan to V. Mapa station and vice versa starting at3:12 p.m. ADVISORY: Due to technical problem,… link: Technical problem interrupts LRT-2 service.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

Nevada regulator suspends Khabib, McGregor for UFC brawl

By Ken Ritter, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC fighters Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor are being suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission for a brawl that erupted inside and outside the octagon after their lightweight title fight last weekend in Las Vegas, an official said. Letters were sent Wednesday informing both mixed martial arts fighters that they will be suspended for at least 10 days effective Oct. 15, commission executive Bob Bennett said Thursday. A commission investigation is pending and the panel can extend the temporary suspension when it meets Oct. 24, Bennett said. Nurmagomedov and McGregor could also appeal Bennett's executive action at that time. Nurmagomedov, who was praised by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting Wednesday in Moscow, responded with an angry Instagram post saying he was being unfairly punished.         View this post on Instagram                   I would like to address @ufc Why didn't you fire anyone when their team attacked the bus and injured a couple of people? They could have killed someone there, why no one says anything about insulting my homeland, religion, nation, family? Why do you have to punish my team, when both teams fought. If you say that I started it, then I do not agree, I finished what he had started. In any case, punish me, @zubairatukhugov has nothing to do with that. If you think that I’ll keep silent then you are mistaken. You canceled Zubaira’s fight and you want to dismiss him just because he hit Conor. But don’t forget that it was Conor who had hit my another Brother FIRST, just check the video. if you decide to fire him, you should know that you’ll lose me too. We never give up on our brothers in Russia and I will go to the end for my Brother. If you still decide to fire him, don’t forget to send me my broken contract, otherwise I'll break it myself. And one more thing, you can keep my money that you are withholding. You are pretty busy with that, I hope it won’t get stuck in your throat. We have defended our honor and this is the most important thing. We intend to go to the end. #Brothers A post shared by Khabib Nurmagomedov (@khabib_nurmagomedov) on Oct 11, 2018 at 6:32am PDT The fighter complained that discipline didn't follow an incident last April in Brooklyn, New York, when McGregor shattered windows of Nurmagomedov's bus with a hand truck after Nurmagomedov confronted one of McGregor's teammates days earlier. "They could have killed someone there, why no one says anything about insulting my homeland, religion, nation, family?" Nurmagomedov posted. "We have defended our honor and this is the most important thing. We intend to go to the end." McGregor's manager, Audie Attar at Paradigm Sports Management, said he was confident the investigation will clear McGregor. "It will be clear who and where the blame lies," Attar said in a statement. "We are focused on the future." Nurmagomedov's manager, Ali Abdelaziz at Dominance MMA Management, did not immediately respond to emails. Abdelaziz's telephone was not accepting messages. However, Fighting erupted outside the octagon late Saturday, after McGregor (21-4) tapped out during a chokehold by Nurmagomedov (27-0) in the fourth round of UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena. The Russian champion from Dagestan then stepped away from McGregor, climbed over the cage and scuffled with a fighter in the Irishman's corner. Members of Nurmagomedov's entourage climbed into the octagon and attacked McGregor, and McGregor also tried to climb out of the cage during the brawl. Nurmagomedov's $2 million for the fight has been withheld by the commission pending the outcome of the investigation, Bennett said. McGregor received his $3 million purse. "You can keep my money that you are withholding," Nurmagomedov posted. "I hope it won't get stuck in your throat." UFC President Dana White said three members of Nurmagomedov's camp were detained by police but released because McGregor refused to press criminal charges. White said the UFC might strip the lightweight title from Nurmagomedov......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018