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STATEMENT of the Institute for Autonomy and Governance on the BBL

The Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG), a Mindanao-based policy center that promotes meaningful autonomy as a solution to the Mindanao conflict, has reviewed H.B. 6475 and S.B. 1717 passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate. The approved bills will now be subjected to bicameral proceedings to reconcile their conflicting provisions. IAG adopted […].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsJul 6th, 2018

STATEMENT of the Institute for Autonomy and Governance on the BBL

The Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG), a Mindanao-based policy center that promotes meaningful autonomy as a solution to the Mindanao conflict, has reviewed H.B. 6475 and S.B. 1717 passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate. The approved bills will now be subjected to bicameral proceedings to reconcile their conflicting provisions. IAG adopted […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

PEACETALK: Call for unity and respect

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 07 January) — PEACE! With fears, suspicion, polarization and threats seizing the citizens of Cotabato City, I reiterate the threefold call of the Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG). CALL for sobriety and calmness in the City and avoid, at all times, finger-pointing on persons/groups with NO evidences; CALL for the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Mall blast destroys ‘free’ discussion on inclusion of Cotabato in BOL

The Institute for Autonomy and Governance on Wednesday condemned the powerful explosion in a mall in Cotabato City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

KISSA AND DAWAT: Young and hopeful: A democratic future?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 August) &'8212; Am honored to be invited to a town hall meeting at the Advanced Leadership Training for Young Centrists Union (YCU) in Davao City conducted under the Democratic Leadership and Active Civil Society Empowerment (DELACSE) Project of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Philippines and Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG). It’s leadership training. [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 5th, 2017

KISSA AND DAWAT: Young and hopeful: A democratic future?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 August) &'8212; Am honored to be invited to a town hall meeting at the Advanced Leadership Training for Young Centrists Union (YCU) in Davao City conducted under the Democratic Leadership and Active Civil Society Empowerment (DELACSE) Project of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Philippines and Institute for Autonomy and Governance (IAG). It’s leadership training. [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 5th, 2017

INSTITUTE FOR AUTONOMY AND GOVERNANCE: On the Marawi City Crisis and the Declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao 

The Institute for Autonomy and Governance condemns the reign of terror in Marawi City that destroys the shared values of all men and women of goodwill all over the world. Violent extremism has no place in Mindanao where people value respect for diversities, pluralism and multiculturalism as paths to sustainable peace. The violence in Marawi [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Experts gather at Global Autonomy, Governance and Federalism Forum

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 October) – A global forum on autonomy, governance and federalism as a conflict resolution devise will gather experts for two days in Makati City’s Dusit Thani hotel. Organized by the Cotabato City-based Institute of .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 17th, 2016

New Zealand kayaker’s lost pictures found sealed in poop

Wellington, New Zealand --- A team of New Zealand scientists sifting through a slab of frozen leopard seal droppings have found a USB stick containing photos of frolicking sea lions. The droppings, known scientifically as "scat", had been stored in a freezer for about a year and were being defrosted during research on the fish-eating mammals. They were originally collected in November 2017 by a vet sent to check on a sick leopard seal on Oreti Beach on the southern tip of New Zealand's South Island. "Concealed deep inside the scat was a USB stick," the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) said in a statement. The memory stick was in reasonably good cond...Keep on reading: New Zealand kayaker’s lost pictures found sealed in poop.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2019

Cebu grad tops Architecture exam

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) yesterday announced that 1,120 out of 1,990 passed the Architect Licensure Examination held in Manila, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Legazpi and Zamboanga last 25 and 27 January 2019. According to the statement of the PRC, Justin Lei Ramos of the Cebu Institute of Technology-University topped the exam with a rating of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Prague experiences hottest year on record

The Czech capital Prague has experienced its hottest year since records started in 1775, the weather institute said on Saturday. "In 2018, the average annual temperature in Prague-Clementium was 12.8 degrees Celsius (55.04 Fahrenheit), or 3.2 degrees more compared to the average between 1775-2014," the Hydrometeorological Institute said in a statement that referred to its historic Clementinum weather station at a former Jesuit college in the Czech capital. The institute described this year's temperature as being "extraordinarily above normal." The previous record annual average temperature in Prague, 12.5 degrees Celsius, was set in 2014 and 2015. The institute had alread...Keep on reading: Prague experiences hottest year on record.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

Palace commends Dureza for exemplifying morality in governance

      Malacaang on Wednesday commended former Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza for taking full responsibility and issuing an apology for the misdeeds of his two subordinates. "We commend the former Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process for taking full responsibility and issuing an apology under the principle of command responsibility for the transgressions committed by his two subordinates," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement. Panelo said Dureza's resignation "has set a concrete example and put a true meaning to the value of delicadeza and morality in governance." "This is leadership by example," he...Keep on reading: Palace commends Dureza for exemplifying morality in governance.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

PH Army, Navy Breaking Through with Best Practices

The Center for Excellence in Governance (CEG) together with the Institute of Solidarity in Asia and the Institute of Corporate Directors on Tuesday (Nov. 20) recognized the achievements of the Philippine Army and the Philippine Navy for having earned the prestigious Palladium Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame award. The Palladium Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 24th, 2018

U.S. commits P595M more for Mindanao development programs

MANILA, Philippines – The United States government committed to provide an additional P595 million worth of assistance to economic, infrastructure, governance, and peace programs in Mindanao. In a statement Thursday, November 15, the US said this brings to over P7 billion, total contributions to development aid in the Mindanao region. The ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

More Philippine universities join QS’ annual Asia list

THE RANKS of Philippine universities making it to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Top 500 Universities in Asia grew to eight in the 2019 edition with the addition of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), according to a press statement the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) released on Wednesday......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

Solon hits brother for unfinished 82-km road

A sibling rivalry may be brewing in Luzon's biggest province. Isabela Rep. Napoleon Dy on Tuesday called out his brother, Gov. Faustino "Bojie" Dy III, over a P1.6-billion road project in the province which, he said, had remained "half-done" more than two years after construction started. In a statement, Dy described the 82-kilometer Ilagan-Divilacan Road as "overpriced, half-finished, anti-environment and full of irregularities." He urged his brother and Vice Gov. Tonypet Albano to "come clean regarding this project for the sake of transparency." Loan "This is not about politics. This is about accountability and good governance," the lawmaker said. "The billions (o...Keep on reading: Solon hits brother for unfinished 82-km road.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Amid lower rating, Duterte admin to work ‘double time’ vs inflation—Palace

The Malacaang on Sunday thanked the public who are still satisfied with the current administration despite the looming increase of prices of commodities. "Nagpapasalamat kami sa ating mga kababayan na patuloy na nasisiyahan sa Administrasyong Duterte," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement, reacting to the latest Social Weather Stations' survey. (We are thanking our countrymen who are continuing to be satisfied with the Duterte administration.) "As the survey shows, in what Social Weather Stations calls its Governance Report Card, of the 14 specific subjects rated, we received the lowest rating in fighting inflation. Nonetheless, public satisfaction remai...Keep on reading: Amid lower rating, Duterte admin to work ‘double time’ vs inflation—Palace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Phivolcs’ 100th seismic station installed in Tandag City

THE PHILIPPINE Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) under the Department of Science and Technology inaugurated yesterday its 100th earthquake monitoring station, located in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur province. Phivolcs, in a statement, said the new seismic station enhances their “monitoring capacity and allows faster and more accurate determination of earthquake information.” The Tandag… link: Phivolcs’ 100th seismic station installed in Tandag City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Elon Musk to resign as Tesla chair, pay $20-M fine – SEC

WASHINGTON, United States -- Elon Musk has reached a deal over fraud charges that will see him step down as electric automaker Tesla's chairman of the board and pay a $20 million fine, US securities regulators said Saturday. "The settlements, which are subject to court approval, will result in comprehensive corporate governance and other reforms at Tesla -- including Musk's removal as Chairman of the Tesla board -- and the payment by Musk and Tesla of financial penalties" of $20 million each, the Securities and Exchange Commission said in a statement Musk -- who will remain CEO of Tesla -- will be ineligible to serve as chairman of the board for a period of three years and will...Keep on reading: Elon Musk to resign as Tesla chair, pay $20-M fine – SEC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Cowboys move on at center with ill Frederick on their mind

By Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A year ago, Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Joe Looney grabbed the spotlight during training camp as the prankster who took the field in star running back Ezekiel Elliott's jersey, his cover blown by the gut sticking out under No. 21. Now that Looney has become the starting center under the serious circumstances of Travis Frederick's battle against a rare neurological disorder, the career backup plans to keep his sense of humor. "Things are still the same," Looney said Thursday, almost exactly a year after a similar throng of reporters surrounded his locker to discuss his antics in practice at team headquarters. "Football is a game. And I'm going to come out here and have fun every day doing it. Sometimes it's not going to be perfect. But at the end of the day, this is a game and I've got to enjoy it." Looney and the rest of the Cowboys will have Frederick on their mind as they prepare to start the regular season. The 27-year-old Frederick will likely miss the visit to Carolina on Sept. 9 and any number of games after that. The Cowboys simply don't know how long Frederick will be out as he undergoes treatment for Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an auto-immune condition that causes the body to attack a network of nerves around the brain and spinal cord. Weakness is one of the primary symptoms, in some cases signaled by burning sensations similar to what football players call "stingers," usually injuries around the neck. That's what Frederick was describing to the team when the Cowboys were still in California for training camp. Frederick was cleared by a specialist in the Los Angeles area over concerns about his neck. But symptoms persisted after the Cowboys returned to Texas. He got the diagnosis this week and was in his third day of treatment Thursday. The 2016 All-Pro said in a statement issued by the team that treatment will continue for several days. And while Frederick and his teammates are optimistic he will return soon, nobody can say when. Most people recover from even the most severe cases of the disease, but some will continue to have some degree of weakness, according to the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Former NFL lineman Mark Schlereth missed the second half of the 1993 season with Washington because of Guillain-Barre and wrote on Twitter that he didn't fully regain his strength for a year. But Schlereth played until 2000 and won two Super Bowls with Denver after the diagnosis. "It's tough," said 2014 All-Pro guard Zack Martin, one of Frederick's best friends on the team. "During training camp, he really didn't know what was going on. He was kind of telling us how he was feeling. It's tough that he didn't know until a couple of days ago." Owner Jerry Jones said he was relieved to get the diagnosis but deflected several questions about the severity of the illness, which likely will determine how long Frederick is out. Frederick said he was encouraged by doctors telling him they thought they caught the disease early. In retrospect, there was a telling moment early in camp in California when Frederick was uncharacteristically pushed back several feet right after the snap by defensive tackle Antwaun Woods in one-on-one drills. A frustrated Frederick shoved Woods, causing a brief scuffle. "It's amazing to me that he's been out here going through two-a-days and creating half the fights because he probably wasn't satisfied within himself how he was responding (as) I look back on it," Jones said. "But that's Frederick." Jones didn't want to discuss the idea of adding another center, although the Cowboys did sign undrafted rookie Jacob Ohnesorge this week. "I haven't and I don't have a plan as to how we'll work through this relative to the position on the team," Jones said. Martin, the right guard, has taken snaps at center occasionally since joining Dallas but is still viewed as an emergency option. He will miss the rest of the preseason but expects to be ready for the opener after hyperextending his left knee in the exhibition loss to Cincinnati last weekend. Looney, who turns 28 next week, has started 13 of 59 games in six years. He has played all 32 games in two seasons with the Cowboys, with three starts. Looney started a career-best six games in his only season with Tennessee in 2015. "Joe's played more football with the ones this year than he ever has," coach Jason Garrett said. "I think we're playing better in combination because of the reps he's gotten. He's a veteran. He's poised. He's composed. He's smart. I think he's fit in really well." The 315-pound Looney didn't fit into Elliott's jersey very well. The increased importance of his role — replacing a four-time Pro Bowl player who hasn't missed a game in five seasons — doesn't mean Looney has stopped thinking about his next gag. "You've got to be the same person every day," he said. "It's unfortunate what's going on right now. We're praying for Travis and wish nothing but the best for him. I'm definitely going to crack some jokes when I see him." The Cowboys can use the humor right now......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

DETROIT --- Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells The Associated Press through a family statement that Franklin died Thursday at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit. The statement said "Franklin's official cause of death was due to advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin's oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute" in Detroit. The family added: "In one of the da...Keep on reading: ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018