Senate asked to probe ‘high price’ of sugar

BACOLOD City – The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) asked the Senate to investigate the alleged manipulation of sugar prices. The  request was made  through a letter addressed to Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri and signed by Atty. Emilio Bernadino Yulo, Sugar Board Farmers’ Representative; and Atty. Roland Beltran, Sugar Board Millers Representative In the letter, Yulo […] The post Senate asked to probe ‘high price’ of sugar appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianApr 28th, 2019

Is the problem in SRA?

So now there are moves to ask the Senate to investigate why prices of sugar in the shelves are high (P60/kilo) although the mill gate price is low and there is sufficient supply. If we go by economic theory then the end-user price should be low. This anomalous situation has only one explanation – there […] The post Is the problem in SRA? appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2019

Senate urged to probe high sugar prices

The local sugar industry is seeking the Senate’s help to investigate the high prices of the commodity after the Department of Trade and Industry failed to look into the situation......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 27th, 2019

Probe sought over concern China can shut down Philippine power

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros said on Tuesday, November 26, she has asked the Senate to conduct an inquiry into the potential threat of China shutting off the country's electricity supply. A Chinese state firm has a substantial stake in the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), which has ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2019

U.S. senators call for security probe of TikTok

WASHINGTON, USA – Two senior US senators called for the government to study national security risks possibly posed by Chinese-owned video app TikTok, saying it could leave American users vulnerable to Beijing's spying. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Senator Tom Cotton asked the Directorate of National Intelligence to "conduct ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2019

‘Probe DA officers for failure to contain ASF problems’

The chairman of Samahan ng Industriyang Agrikultura (SINAG) has asked the Senate committee on agriculture to probe the alleged failure of some officials to implement quarantine measures and preventive actions that could have contained the threat of the African swine fever (ASF) at its onset......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 28th, 2019

FALSE: Sarah Elago’s ‘response’ to parents of student activists

Claim: Kabataan party-list representative Sarah Elago “responded” to the parents of student activists who are still minors, following the Senate probe into the disappearance of senior high school students allegedly recruited by leftist group Anakbayan. On August 8, a photo started circulating on Facebook which stitched a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2019

For US men, Gold Cup finally brings chance for revival

By Dave Campbell, Associated Press BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — The overarching goal for the fledgling U.S. men's soccer team, as frequently stated by new coach Gregg Berhalter, has been to improve the perception of this sputtering program within the cutthroat hierarchy of global soccer. Though a strong performance in the CONCACAF Gold Cup probably won't move the needle much, the Americans surely would benefit, simply, from winning. Their opening game against Guyana on Tuesday night at Allianz Field in St. Paul, the new home of Major League Soccer's Minnesota United, will mark the first competitive match for the U.S. since the infamous defeat at Trinidad and Tobago on Oct. 10, 2017, that kept the team for qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. It follows a stretch of 18 consecutive friendlies. "There will be some nerves, but for us it's just about continuing to make progress throughout this tournament," Berhalter said last week after a training session at the National Sports Center in Blaine, a suburb of Minneapolis. "I think part of our profession is playing under pressure, playing in big events, and this is a great opportunity for us to learn." The 20-month gap between competitive games is the longest for the Americans since a 38-month span following a loss to Costa Rica on May 31, 1985, their final qualifier for the 1986 World Cup. Their next match that counted was a draw at Jamaica on July 24, 1988, their first qualifier for the 1990 World Cup. The U.S. won the biennial Gold Cup in 2017, a sixth title in 14 editions of the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. Mexico, the clear favorite, has won seven such crowns. Before any mental energy can be spent on assessing the ability to compete with their border rival to the south, though, the Americans, who are ranked 30th in the world, must advance from the group stage. On the surface, Panama (75th), Trinidad and Tobago (92nd) and Guyana (177th) don't appear to be daunting competition, but the way the U.S. team played this month in exhibition losses to Jamaica (1-0) and Venezuela (3-0) there will be no guarantees of automatic wins. The Americans are missing injured players DeAndre Yedlin, John Brooks and Tyler Adams, all first-choice starters. "If it doesn't go well you can just feel that more pressure is going to build, more questions will be asked, more scrutiny will be on Berhalter and the federation, and the outside noise is only going to get louder," said former U.S. midfielder Stu Holden, now a Fox analyst. "That's why it's really important that this team has a really good showing in this tournament." With the U.S. women leading their side of the world rankings and off to a dominant start this month in France at the Women's World Cup , the men's team won't be able to avoid the comparison game. The Americans can't mute the fan angst that has followed them for nearly two years, either, but they can at least take a meaningful step forward in the Berhalter era by displaying some potential within the pressing, possession-prioritized style he has rolled out . "We want to progress. Of course that also means winning the games, but we want to develop our style," midfielder Weston McKennie said. "Our goal is to make people see U.S. Soccer as something different as what they see now, probably." McKennie is one of the 20-year-old up-and-comers the program has staked itself to in the quest to not only return to the World Cup in 2022 but do some damage on the sport's biggest stage. The other, of course, is Christian Pulisic , who is joining English Premier League power Chelsea from Germany's Borussia Dortmund for a $73 million transfer fee. That is a record price for an American player. Veterans of the national side like Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley are still around, among just six holdovers from the roster that went to Trinidad. They are joined by Pulisic, defenders Omar Gonzalez and Tim Ream, and forward Paul Arriola on what has become a youngster's team. Getting this team in sync, socially and psychologically, might be just as important of a task for Berhalter as with the technical implementation of his system. "In warmups, they have to give each other high-fives," Berhalter said. "We do team events off the field, like going to movies together and going to restaurants together. I think that's really important to build that team chemistry." Now more than ever. "Everyone right now outside has their opinions about us, and the past couple of games, and that's perfectly fine," forward Paul Arriola said. "For us the message stays the game, and it's staying together as a team. That's how you're going to win an international tournament.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 18th, 2019

Cartel behind high sugar prices?

BACOLOD City – Senator Cynthia Villar suspects that a cartel could be behind the spike in sugar prices recently. Villar told reporters here that the situation is bad for sugar farmers. Villar, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, also wants the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to explain its failure to address what […] The post Cartel behind high sugar prices? appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 30th, 2019

Villar supports Senate probe on sugar prices

BACOLOD City – Senator Cynthia Villar on April 28, 2019 said she supports the request of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) for the Senate to investigate the alleged manipulation of sugar prices. Villar, however, noted that the call was made two weeks away from the May 13, 2019 elections The chair of the Senate Committee […] The post Villar supports Senate probe on sugar prices appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

SRA wants Senate to probe manipulation of sugar prices

The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) is requesting the Senate to probe the allegedly unreasonable increase in the retail prices of sugar despite sufficient local supply. The post SRA wants Senate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

Bangladesh seeks fresh Senate probe on heist

HIGH-LEVEL officials from Bangladesh met with Philippine counterparts this week to work for the return of the remaining chunk of the $81-million loot from February's cyber heist, demanding that the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) pay the sum and ask.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 30th, 2016

Probe on violent dispersal of anti-US rallyists called

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III asked yesterday the police leadership to investigate the alleged violent dispersal of demonstrators in front of the US Embassy in Manila last Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 20th, 2016

Leave NBP riot probe to DoJ, PNP – Lacson

Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson is cool to the proposal for a Senate investigation into the alleged “riot” that recently occurred inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) that led to the death of one high-profile inmate allegedly involved.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2016

Senate asked to probe social media use in schools

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate was asked to conduct an inquiry on the proper education and development of responsible social media use in schools......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2016

Nation: Senate probe into penitentiary riot urged

A RESOLUTION was filed on Wednesday by Senators Antonio F. Trillanes IV and Leila M. de Lima, seeking an inquiry into a reported riot that day at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) which saw a Chinese drug lord killed and three other high-profile inmates wounde.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 28th, 2016

Gov’t told: Temper, trim tax proposals

By Mario B. Casayuran, Chino S. Leyco, and Charissa M. Luci Senate Minority Leader Ralph G. Recto asked Malacañang yesterday to study the impact of fuel tax on the price of rice and fish after it announced its plan to increase the excise tax on gasolin.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 23rd, 2016

High sugar prices blamed on shipping cartels

Sugar producers on Negros Island are blaming shipping cartels for the high prices of sugar......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2020

Alphabet hits trillion-dollar mark

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, just joined the trillionaire club. With its stock price closing at an all-time high of $1,450.16 on Thursday, the company’s market value reached $1 trillion. The tech giant is the fourth U.S. company to hit the milestone after Apple, Microsoft and Amazon. Facebook could join the club next as its market value sits at roughly $630 billion.  […] The post Alphabet hits trillion-dollar mark appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 18th, 2020

Sugar benchmark price could prove disastrous

The DTI and the SRA should realize the local sugar farmers have nothing to do with domestic retail prices. The post Sugar benchmark price could prove disastrous appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020

76ers center Joel Embiid to have surgery on finger

By Dan Gelston, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid needs more surgery, this time for a torn ligament in a finger in his left hand, the latest setback in the injury-riddled career of the Philadelphia 76ers' All-Star center. Embiid, averaging 23.4 points and 12.3 rebounds in 31 games this season, will have surgery Friday (Saturday, PHL time) and will be evaluated in one to two weeks. He has never played more than 64 games in a season and won't again this season after he was hurt Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) in a victory over Oklahoma City. Embiid injured the radial collateral ligament in the ring finger in the first half, a grotesque injury that made teammate Ben Simmons say “I nearly threw up" when he saw the finger. Embiid's finger overlapped his pinkie to the point that it seemed he had his fingers crossed. He played most of the game with his finger taped and said he "couldn't go up with two hands." "There were a couple of times I could have grabbed with both hands but I just couldn't. I just kept tapping it," Embiid said Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). The Sixers had braced for the worst, though they were certainly used to playing without their 7-foot big man. He was hindered by illness and knee injuries during last season's playoff run, and the Sixers worked this season to balance his minutes with the proper amount of rest. They usually go as far in the postseason as Embiid can take them -- a small sigh of relief he was hurt before the All-Star break and not headed into the postseason. Mike Scott slid into the starting rotation for Thursday's (Friday, PHL time) game against Boston, along with Al Horford, Tobias Harris, Josh Richardson and Simmons. "All of a sudden, we're different," 76ers coach Brett Brown said. "We're just different. I look at this as an opportunity. Nobody's crying. This is not a 'woe is me' moment, not for me, at all. And not for my players. We'll take what we have, and what we have, I love." The 25-year-old Embiid has struggled with injuries ever since he was drafted with the No. 3 pick of the 2014 draft. He missed his first two seasons with foot injuries and hasn't played more than 64 games in any of the last three. He suffered a broken bone around his left eye and missed games in the 2018 playoffs. The Sixers signed Embiid, a native of Cameroon, to a $148 million, five-year extension that kicked in at the start of the 2018-19 season. He didn't pick up a basketball until he was a teenager, when a friend informed him that very few 7-footers succeed in soccer. A few months later, Embiid was lured to a basketball camp in the capital of Yaounde run by NBA veteran Luc Mbah a Moute, one of just two players from Cameroon to have played in the NBA. Mbah a Moute persuaded Embiid's parents to let him move 6,000 miles to Florida, and helped enroll him at Montverde Academy, one of the best high school programs in the country. He played just 28 games in his lone season at Kansas before he left for the NBA. "How does he get his health where he's back and feeling cocky and comfortable and ready to go where he's healthy, not just for this playoffs but for many playoffs," Brown asked. "I care for Joel and his future. What's best for him and his future.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 10th, 2020