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September 23, 2017

September 23, 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource: bulgar bulgarSep 23rd, 2017

Most Filipinos believe EJKs happen in war on drugs – poll

MANILA, Philippines – Although a majority of Filipinos support President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, majority also believe that “extrajudicial killings… are happening in the implementation of the campaign against illegal drugs,” according to a September 2017 survey by Pulse Asia. According to the survey, which was released on Monday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News21 hr. 1 min. ago

US misses World Cup because of numerous defensive breakdowns

em>By Ronald Blum, Associated Press /em> COUVA, Trinidad (AP) — Standing in the stadium tunnel near the U.S. locker room after the Collapse in Couva, captain Michael Bradley was asked over and over what went wrong. How had the United States, a regional power that had made seven straight World Cup appearances, failed to qualify for next year's tournament? What led to the Americans' stunning, crushing, almost farcical 2-1 loss to already eliminated Trinidad and Tobago that caused them to tumble to fifth in the six-nation final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region. A year of defensive breakdowns under two coaching staffs did in the U.S., which finished with three wins, three losses and four ties. 'We like to hang our hat on the fact that we outwork teams and we press teams,' goalkeeper Tim Howard said. 'They won a lot of second balls tonight and put us under pressure.' A relentless work ethic the Americans relied on for years was absent too often. 'You can't go and score four, five goals every game. We have to be able to be hard to play against,' forward Jozy Altidore said. 'We weren't hard enough to play against too many times on these nights.' In this cycle, the Americans not only lost their first home qualifier since the 2002 World Cup qualifying rounds, they lost two home games in a qualifying cycle for the first time since 1957 — during their 40-year absence from soccer's top event. 'When you lose the first two games and you drop points on too many days, your margin for error goes away, and so you know you're at the mercy of a night like this, where everything possible goes against you, both here and in the two other games,' Bradley said. 'When we start the hex poorly, when we don't take the points that we should on some other days, then you leave open the chance on the last day this can happen.' Bradley is 30 and may not play in another World Cup. Howard (38) and Clint Dempsey (34) will never again appear on soccer's biggest stage. 'If I said disappointment, it would be an understatement,' Howard said. A look at what went wrong in qualifying for the United States: strong>NOV. 11, 2016 /strong> The U.S. had been 30-0-2 in qualifying at home since a 3-2 loss to Honduras at Washington's RFK Stadium in September 2001 and scheduled its opener of the hex against Mexico at Columbus, Ohio, where the Americans had won four straight qualifiers against El Tri by 2-0 scores. Miguel Layun put Mexico ahead in the 20th minute with a shot that deflected off defender Timmy Chandler and past Howard. Bobby Wood tied the score in the 49th, but in the 89th minute 37-year-old Rafa Marquez got away from defender John Brooks, who was blocked by Altidore, and Marquez nodded in Layun's corner kick for the go-ahead goal in Mexico's 2-1 win. strong>NOV. 15, 2016 /strong> Costa Rica routed the visiting United States 4-0, the Americans' first four-goal loss in qualifying since 1980. Brooks' giveaway led to an attack culminating in Johan Venegas beating Brooks to a cross for the opening goal. Christian Pulisic's turnover set up Cristian Bolanos' goal, Brooks misplayed a looping pass leading to the third goal and Chandler was late to a cross as Joel Campbell scored his second of the night. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann was fired six days later and replaced by Bruce Arena, the U.S. coach from 1998-2006. 'There's going to need to be some urgency,' Bradley said before boarding the team bus. 'We're going to have to look collectively real hard in the mirror at ourselves.' strong>MARCH 28, 2017 /strong> Four days after a 6-0 rout of Honduras at San Jose, California, in the first competitive match of Arena's return, Clint Dempsey's 39th-minute goal gave the U.S. the lead at Panama City. Gabriel Gomez tied the score four minutes later when he beat Tim Ream and Jorge Villafana to a loose ball following a thrown-in for an open 4-yard shot past Howard. The score finished 1-1. strong>JUNE 11, 2017 /strong> Arena changed seven starters with only two off days following a 2-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago at Commerce City, Colorado. Bradley's 40-yard chip in Mexico City's thin air put the U.S. ahead in the sixth minute at Estadio Azteca, but Carlos Vela equalized in the 23rd minute to finish a field-length move, cutting inside of 35-year-old left back DaMarcus Beasley for a 23-yard shot that beat goalkeeper Brad Guzan to the near post. The game ended 1-1. strong>SEPT. 1, 2017 /strong> Marco Urena spun around Ream, caught Howard leaning and beat the goalkeeper to the far post in the 30th minute. Urena doubled the lead in the 82nd with an 18-yard shot after David Guzman intercepted a poor pass by Geoff Cameron, giving Costa Rica a 2-0 win at Harrison, New Jersey. strong>SEPT. 5, 2017 /strong> Romell Quioto put Honduras ahead in the 27th minute at San Pedro Sula after defender Omar Gonzalez failed to clear the ball with a slide tackle and left an open shot. Wood's 85th-minute goal salvaged a draw that kept the Americans in fourth place, behind Panama but ahead of Honduras on goal difference. 'He just kind of like fell over the ball a little bit,' Arena said of Gonzalez. strong>OCT. 10, 2017 /strong> A 4-0 rout of Panama days earlier in Orlando, Florida, moved the Americans back into third place and put them in position to qualify with a win over Trinidad and Tobago, almost certainly with a tie (because of goal difference) or even a defeat if Panama failed to beat Costa Rica and Honduras did not defeat Mexico. A loss coupled by either a Costa Rica or Honduras defeat would mean a two-game playoff for the U.S. next month against Australia. But 28 years after the U.S. won at Trinidad and Tobago to return to the World Cup for the first time since 1950, the Soca Warriors went ahead in the 17th minute when Gonzalez tried to clear a cross but sent the ball off his left shin and looping over Howard. Alvin Jones scored on a 35-yard shot in the 37th and while Pulisic cut the gap in the 47th, Dempsey hit a post in the 77th, and both Panama and Costa Rica rallied from halftime deficits to win.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 12th, 2017

Stop the killings in the Philippines now!

More than a hundred women from different countries in Asia and the Pacific joined the 'BlackFriday protest against extrajudicial killings in the Philippines held last September 8, 2017, in Chiangmai, Thailand......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 9th, 2017

The week in photos: September 30-October 6, 2017

The week in photos: September 30-October 6, 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2017

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: 120th anniversary of DOJ. 26 Sept 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte's speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE 120TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [Delivered at Reception Hall, Philippine International Convention Center &'124; 26 September [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: 56th anniversary of Philconsa. 26 Sept 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte's speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE 56TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION ASSOCIATION [Delivered at Centennial Hall, Manila Hotel &'124; 26 September 2017] Salamat po. [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Balangiga. 28 Sept 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte's speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING HIS ATTENDANCE TO THE 116TH COMMEMORATION OF BALANGIGA ENCOUNTER DAY [Delivered at the Balangiga Encounter Monument, Balangiga, Eastern Samar &'124; 28 September [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

Acaylar steps down as Sta. Lucia coach

Multi-titled mentor Sammy Acaylar resigned from his post as head coach of Sta. Lucia citing conflict with his already full schedule just weeks before the 2017 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix unfurls on October 21. Acaylar said that he had to give up the position to be fair with the management considering that he’s already calling the shot for the men’s national team while handling the men’s and women’s volleyball squad of University Perpetual Help in the NCAA, which will open on November, and University of the East’s men’s team in the UAAP. He also holds the post as athletic director of Perpetual Help, consuming most of his time managing and monitoring the school’s athletic program as well as attending meeting and overseeing the preparation of the school’s hosting of the NCAA Season 94 next year. “Because ‘di na talaga kaya ng schedule ko and para maging fair sa company na may maging head coach na sila na makaka-attend sa practice,” said Acaylar. The mentor said that as Perpetual’s athletic director his duties with the Las Pinas-based squad requires most of his time and presence, making him unavailable for the Lady Realtors’ daily practice in Cainta.  “Na-promote ako sa Perps as a deputy of sports/athletic director. Ang practice ng Sta. Lucia is everyday 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm sobrang conflict sa schedule ko,” said Acaylar, who was trusted by school owner Brigadier General Antonio Tamayo to strengthen Perpetual’s athletic program. “Ako kasi gusto ko rin i-focus ‘yung sarili ko sa mga responsibilies na ibinigay sa akin ni Gen. Tamayo and very thankful ako sa tiwala niya,” he said.  “Pina-focus kasi ako (ng Perpetual) para mapaayos sports program namin lalo na sa basketball team at host kami sa NCAA next year at pinaghandaan din namin na mapaayos ung gym ng Perps into a coliseum,” he added. “Kaya ayaw kong maging unfair sa Sta. Lucia.” He bade farewell to the Lady Realtors on September 26 and formally tendered his courtesy resignation to the management on Monday. The squad has yet to name a new head coach but Acaylar recommended his assistant Macky Carino as interim mentor.  “Thankful ako sa tiwala na ibinigay sa akin ng Sta. Lucia company. But again, ayaw kong maging unfair sa tiwala na ibinigay nila dahil di ako maka-commit fully as head coach dahil sa ibang schedule ko,” Acaylar said. Acaylar will be leaving behind a solid team that he whipped into a contender with Lady Realtors rising stars Filipino-American MJ Philips and Rebecca Rivera as well as Djanel Cheng, Janine Navarro and Lourdes Clemente as vital cogs. For the import-laden conference, Sta. Lucia tapped national team members Marisa Field and Kristen Moncks of Canada and Slavina Koleva of Bulgaria.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

Public Weather Forecast Issued at 4:00 PM September 30, 2017 – Manila Video

Public Weather Forecast Issued at 4:00 PM September 30, 2017 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

Affirming the IPMR of Baguio City

Video by RAMON BALAN-EG www.nordis.net Last September 25, 2017, Ibaloys and other elders lobby the Baguio City Council to allow the Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative to take his seat as City Councilor......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

Lokot-lokot

Gayam Halidan cooks a delicacy called jaa in Tausug but popularly known as lokot-lokot, in her home in Zamboanga City on Thursday, 28 September 2017. Made of rice, flour, sugar, oil and water, lokot-lokot (which means twirls or tangles in Bisaya) comes in different flavors, including ube and pandan. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2017

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: If I have been able to serve others, it is only because I have received so much

(Acceptance speech of Redemptorist Brother Karl Gaspar during the conferment of the Parangal sa Paglilingkod ng Sambayanan by the Ateneo de Manila University on 26 September 2017) Fr. Jose Ramon Villena, SJ, President of ADMU, members of the Board of Directors of the Ateneo de Manila University, members of the Committee who decided on my [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2017

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: If I have been able to serve others, it has been only because I have received so much

(Acceptance speech of Redemptorist Brother Karl Gaspar during the conferment of the Parangal sa Paglilingkod ng Sambayanan by the Ateneo de Manila University on 26 September 2017) Fr. Jose Ramon Villena, SJ, President of ADMU, members of the Board of Directors of the Ateneo de Manila University, members of the Committee who decided on my [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2017

Record-breaking: 86,000 migratory birds flock to Sarangani in two weeks

RAPTOR HILL, Glan, Sarangani (September 30, 2017) &'' It was worth the travel on the long and winding road that leads to Raptor Hill in Barangay Rio del Pilar when on September 29 some 54,000 raptors were recorded in the routine day-long watch of a team from the Environmental Conservation and Protection Center (ECPC), Sarangani [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 1st, 2017

Public Weather Forecast Issued at 4:00 AM September 29, 2017 – Manila Video

Public Weather Forecast Issued at 4:00 AM September 29, 2017 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

Donnie Nietes: A Decade of Championship Greatness

The Philippines has produced many boxing legends, from the likes of Pancho Villa and Gabriel “Flash” Elorde to Luisito Espinosa and Gerry Peñalosa, and Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr. However, none of those mentioned above can measure to the longevity of the reign of one Filipino boxing champion, who up to this day remains on top of his game and has never been beaten in a world title fight. His name is Donnie Nietes. For Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes, the journey to greatness started on September 30, 2007, when he defeated Thailand's Pornsawan Porpramook for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) minimumweight title. The victory gave Nietes his first world boxing championship, but nobody knew back then that it was the start of what would end up as the longest reign in Philippine boxing history. Believe it or not, ten years after he became a world champ for the first time, Nietes remains a world champion, only in a heavier weight class that is the flyweight division. Previously, Gabriel 'Flash' Elorde held the record for holding the world junior lightweight title from 1960 to 1967, a period of seven years. Nietes held the WBO minimumweight title from 2007 until 2011, when he was forced to relinquish it after winning the WBO light flyweight crown on October 8, 2011. Nietes held the WBO light flyweight crown until 2016, when he gave it up to move up in weight and challenge for the world flyweight title. From September 2007 until May 2016, Nietes reigned uninterrupted as world champion in two weight categories -- a period of almost nine years, thus making him the longest reigning champion in Philippine boxing history. In April 2017, Nietes added another feather on his cap by winning the IBF flyweight title and becoming the country's third three-division world champ after Manny Pacquiao and, Nonito Donaire Jr. Overall, Pacquiao won an unprecedented eight division titles while Donaire captured four regular world crowns. But here's what sets Nietes apart from Pacquiao and Donaire Jr.: Neither Pacquiao nor Donaire Jr. enjoyed a title reign as long as Nietes.' Also, unlike Pacquiao and Donaire, Jr., Nietes has never been knocked out in a world title fight. Nietes has actually never lost when a world title is at stake as the only loss in his career happened in a non-title bout in September 2009 against Angky Ankota. Nietes is unbeaten in his last 32 fights, with only three fights ending in draws. He answered, “After I lost that fight against Ankota, I trained hard to improve my skills and movement. I stay focused during practice. I give my best and I work really hard. For me, it is very important to always have self-discipline” the humble champion added. Nietes is also the true “Mexecutioner,” as he has never lost to a Mexican challenger. Ahas is 16-0 with one draw against Mexican opponents. Whenever he fights in Mexico, he always gets the rock star treatment that he truly deserves as boxing fans there know very well of his greatness. While he does not get the same adulation here, the good thing is that Filipinos still have a chance to appreciate and cheer for Nietes as he seems to get even better and stronger through the years.  Nietes is a tireless workhorse in the ring, which explains why he remains a world champion to this day despite being already 35 years old. He has no trouble making the weight for his fights which speaks well of his conditioning. When he is asked about his motivation, he answered, “I always get prepared whenever I have a scheduled fight. I want to remain a World Champion and give honour to my family and my team ALA boxing stable”. Nietes also offers an unconventional fighting style that allowed him to stay this long as world champion. On offense, Nietes can box and brawl and owns an overhand right that carries above-average power. On defense, Nietes' penchant to crouch low has made him a hard target to find. Nietes always keeps himself ready for the next fight. On regular days, the Filipino Champion loves to do biking. Sometimes he travels with groups.  span style="font-size: 13px;">Sometimes by himself. But what makes it really special is that his biking group conducts a feeding program for children on those provinces that they visit. “For me its dual purpose, I could stay fit through biking and at the same time I could share my blessings with other people and meet new friends.” /span> Giving back has always been part of Nietes’ goals, as someone who grew up in poverty. He was working as a janitor in the ALA Boxing Gym before taking up boxing. From his modest earnings as boxing champion, Nietes has built two homes, one in Mandaue and the other in his native Bacolod, and financed his siblings' education. He describes himself as a kind, simple and an ordinary person. “I am a boxer who is trusts in God. Before my fight, I always pray because on the ring, there is no one to help me but God.” When asked about his humble beginnings, he says, “In order to succeed, you must listen to the advice of your parents. For me, the number one rule is to honour them and avoid disobedience. They always tell me to do good deeds. We must follow. We may not agree with their decisions but your parents is always thinking on what is good for you” he added. In his most recent interview, an overjoyed Nietes expressed his appreciation for all his supporters and the people behind the success of his career, saying, “I would not have been celebrating my 10th year as a world champion if I weren’t given the chance to box in the first place, so I want to thank my manager, sir ALA,” talking of the ALA Boxing Group’s top honcho, Tony Aldeguer. “I’m very grateful to my promoter, ALA Promotions, our partner TV network ABS-CBN, the local and international media, my family, friends, fans, and of course, God Almighty who made all this happen. It has been a long journey, but nothing beats the happiness I feel being identified as Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, the longest-reigning Filipino world champion” he added. Unbeaten in the last 13 years and a world champion in three weight divisions, Nietes has indeed earned his place in the pantheon of great Filipino world champions. Thankfully, Filipinos can still witness his greatness because the country's longest reigning boxing champion is not done winning yet.  br />   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

BP: Weather update as of 4:22 p.m. (September 9 ,2017) – Manila Video

BP: Weather update as of 4:22 p.m. (September 9 ,2017) – Manila Video.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

September 30, 2017

September 30, 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bulgarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

CamSur hosts Wake Park World Championship for 2nd year in a row

The world's best wake boarders converge in the beautiful province of Camarines Sur on September 28 to October 1, 2017 as the Wake Park World Championship returns to the nation for the second year in a row. 300 riders of all ages, from 26 counries will gather at the CamSur Watersports Complex for the three-day event, in hopes to support local tourism and to boost the love and passion for the growing sport of wakeboarding.  At least 19 different Wake Park Worlds Divisions will be present to urge riders to give it their all. From the experts: Pro Men Features, Pro Women Features, Pro Men Traditional, Pro Women Traditional, Pro Wakeskate. To the younger ones: Jr. Boys (9 & under), Boys (10-13), Girls (13 and under), Jr. Men (14-18), Jr. Women (14-18), Amatuer Women (19-29), and Amatuer Men's (19-29). To the veterans (Master's Women (30 and up), Master's Men (30-39). Open divisions are present as well, like the Women's Wakeskate, Men's Wakeskate, Open Women Features, and the Open Men Features. To add to the event's excitement, after the intense competition are daily after-parties with distinct themes, to make sure this experience is not one to forget. From 80's nights, to Calle nights, the event will culminate in the awarding ceremonies where winners could bag over US$50,000. br /> The Philippines has already hosted the event back in 2008 and 2009, also in CamSur. With the world-class event back in town, visitors and wakeboarders alike are in for a thrilling four-day event jam-packed with impeccable sights, and of course, extreme water sports. It's a can't-miss. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

The week in photos: September 23-29, 2017

The week in photos: September 23-29, 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017