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The Manila Dream: what opportunities await Marawi ‘bakwits’ in Metro Manila?

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 01 January) — In a small rented room in Al Saalam Compound in Quezon City, Zorayda Samporna and her husband use cardboards as their bed and their traveling bags for pillows. “This room is too small for my eleven children that’s why my husband and I have to sleep while sitting,” […].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsJan 3rd, 2018

Underprivileged kids from Marawi, Metro Manila, and Batangas participate in Real Madrid-sponsored camp

The two-day YKK Asia Group Kids Football Clinic came to a close last Sunday with 300 underprivileged kids getting the rare opportunity to learn football the Real Madrid way at the McKinley Hill Stadium in Taguig City. Two kids from previously war-torn Marawi City were among those who experienced the world-class football training from coaches of the most multi-titled La Liga team in history with 33 Championship titles to its name.  Children from Gawad Kalinga communities were first to undergo the clinics on Saturday, followed by children from lakeshore communities in Batangas on Sunday morning.  Homeless children who live and sleep on streets and places like Luneta and the Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan, and are cared for by Child Hope Asia Philippines had their own exhilarating football experience in the afternoon. Mohammed Faried Anganto and Alintor Bangote were brought by their coach, Espiridion Paran under the auspices of Gawad Kalinga. “Football was one way for the kids to cope and transcend the experience of the past,” said their coach.  “It was special for them to experience the YKK Football Clinic conducted by Real Madrid coaches because they learned new skills and trained with professional football gear. They’re used to playing with makeshift equipment, using tennis balls and playing barefoot,” he added. Real Madrid Foundation coaches Pablo Gomez Revenga, Santiago Sanchez Martin and Hector Vicente were assisted by 30 local coaches who shared and demonstrated world-class training methodologies and training techniques throughout the sessions. The Real Madrid Foundation coaches also promoted values through sports and education, teaching the kids about commitment, responsibility and teamwork, all while having fun.  All participants in the kids clinic received a full set of YKK/Real Madrid Foundation football kits, which include football boots, cap and socks. Everyone received a certificate at the end of the session. The Most Valuable Participants in the morning and afternoon sessions received Real Madrid t-shirts and bags......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

CA upholds ruling in favor of Maynilad in arbitration case

HIGHER water rates may await customers of Maynilad Water Services, Inc. This comes after the Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed a lower court’s ruling upholding Maynilad’s entitlement to the inclusion of corporate income tax in its tariff and the rebasing adjustment that Maynilad had proposed for January 1, 2013 to 31 December, 2017. Maynilad parent Metro [...] The post CA upholds ruling in favor of Maynilad in arbitration case appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Can Tugade’s proposed cable cars cure Metro Manila traffic woes?

Transportation Secretary Art Tugade’s proposal to install a cable car system in Metro Manila for commuters has been met with some skepticism. However, the inspirations for Tugade’s idea, outlandish as it may sound, has actually yielded positive results in some cities across the globe. Tugade’s dream Tugade proposed the introduction of a cable car transport […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Meet the 2018 batch of Jr. NBA PH All-Stars

Jr. NBA PH press release PASAY CITY, METRO MANILA – Eight boys and eight girls were named as Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars from a total of 74 participants during the Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska National Training Camp to become the eleventh batch of Jr. NBA All-Stars. Headlined by Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein and WNBA Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes, the National Training Camp was held at the Gatorade Hoops Center on May 18, at Don Bosco Technical Institute on May 19 and SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on May 20. The National Training Camp players were the top performers in Regional Selection Camps in Bacolod, Baguio, Butuan, Metro Manila and Alaska Power Camp, which were led by Jr. NBA Coaches Carlos Barroca and Rob Newson, together with Alaska coaches led by PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso. Jr. NBA alumni were in attendance throughout the camp with Thirdy Ravena and Ricci Rivero visiting the Gatorade Hoops Center and Kai Sotto and Rhayyan Amsali highlighting the participants of the Jr. NBA Alumni All-Star Game in SM Mall of Asia. The Jr. NBA All-Stars showcased skills on the court and exemplified the Jr. NBA core S.T.A.R. Values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude, and Respect. Prince Ray Alao, 14, of San Beda University; Ethan Rod Alian, 14, of La Salle Greenhills; John Lester Amagan, 14, of St. Robert’s International Academy of Iloilo; Seven Gagate, 14, of Chiang Kai Shek College; Nathan Jan Jundana, 14, of Bacolod Tay Tung; Christian Joi Mesias, 14, of Jose Maria College of Davao; Kim Aaron Tamayo, 13, of National University; and Rhon Khaniel Telles, 13, of St. Anthony de Carmelli Academy of Cavite topped the boys division, while Madelyn Flores, 14, of Bukidnon National High School; Gin Kayla Huelar, 13, of St. La Salle University, Bacolod; Aishe Solis, 13, of Corpus Christi School in Cagayan De Oro; Pauline Angelique Valle, 13, of Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School; Christine Nichole Venterez, 12, Baguio City National High School; Marielle Vingno, 14, of Escuela de Sophia of Caloocan Inc.; Amber Esquivel, 14, and Kyla Marie Mataga, 13, of De La Salle Zobel were the outstanding performers in the girls’ division. Pauline Angelique Valle and Prince Ray Alao were named this year’s Jr. NBA Most Valuable Players while Marielle Vingno and Ethan Rod Alian were selected as Alaska Ambassadors. Hazel Yambot of Baguio and Mark “Tata” Belangel of Bacolod were chosen as the Coaches of the Year. In addition, special awards were handed out to Kayla Marie Mataga and Javier Louis Jugo as Gatorade Hustle awardees, Merylle Cuasay and Czarlo Salvador as Panasonic Rising Stars, and Aishe Solis and Kim Aaron Tamayo, Cloudfone Awesome Players of the Game. “The Jr. NBA program gives us the opportunity to contribute to our goal of getting more kids to play the game of basketball and help them understand how working hard on their craft can open doors and unlock greater opportunities in life,” said Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes.  “I came here to inspire you but your passion and eagerness to learn inspire me and I’m so grateful for that,” shared Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein to the campers. An NBA experience trip in Shanghai, China awaits the All-Stars in October where they will be joined by other Jr. NBA All-Stars from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam in training and friendly competitions as they catch the NBA China Games 2018 featuring the Philadelphia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks. Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, continues to promote proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, serving as an effective platform in implementing Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished children in the country. AXA, Cloudfone, Gatorade, Globe Telecom and Panasonic serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner. ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines. Fans can also follow Jr. NBA at www.jrnba.asia/philippines and on Facebook. For all the latest news and updates on the NBA, visit www.nba.com and follow the league on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com and follow PlayPH at www.playph.com and on Facebook and Twitter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Rappler Talk: Job opportunities in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – What sort of job opportunities await job seekers – both old and new – in the Philippines? Rappler talks to Jocelyn Pick, president and managing director of Profiles Asia Pacific, Inc., to talk about career opportunities. Catch the interview on May 2, Wednesday. – Rappler.com .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

4 bedroom Townhouse For Sale in San Juan for 13,000,000 – Web reference 112503515 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

Delight yourself with a very stylish and elegant way of living life. Are you looking for townhouse in San Juan City, Metro Manila? Alkhor Townhomes San Juan Phase 2 is your dream townhouse in the heart of Metro Manila. Unit Features: Property: Brand New Townhouse 4-5 Bedrooms 4-5 Toilet & Bath plus Powder Room 3… link: 4 bedroom Townhouse For Sale in San Juan for 13,000,000 – Web reference 112503515 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Jaja Santiago looks forward to bright future after title-less UAAP stint

MANILA, Philippines – As tragic as it may seem, National University stalwart Jaja Santiago will graduate from the school and the UAAP without a title after 5 years. However, with her 6-foot-5 height advantage, Santiago's volleyball career is far from over as there are many local and international opportunities that await ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Job fair set tomorrow

MANILA, Philippines — Around 13,000 local and overseas jobs and business opportunities await jobseekers in tomorrow’s Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan fair organi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

Poe: Traffic powers needed by Duterte but he’s sending mixed signals

The chair of the Senate public services committee on Friday expressed frustration at what she said was the lack of a clear direction on how to solve Metro Manila's traffic crisis from President Duterte who, in 2017, described the nation's capital as a dying city.   Sen. Grace Poe reiterated her appeal for the passage of a bill granting emergency powers to Mr. Duterte to solve the crisis.   In a presentation on Thursday, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) said the road gridlock was bleeding the Philippine economy to the tune of P3.5 billion in lost opportunities daily, up from P2.4 billion in 2012.   In December, Mr. Duterte distanced...Keep on reading: Poe: Traffic powers needed by Duterte but he’s sending mixed signals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

Mystical traditions inspire immigrant artist

  In June 1989, a group of artists had a show in San Francisco. But after a few days, one artist did not to return to the Philippines for the next 13 years. He left a promising career as a painter and sculptor in Manila to reach for the "American Dream."   The dream, however, was elusive. Despite the odds, Sal Floriano, known in the art world as "Sal Budhz," now 65, did not think of giving up. The art scene does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, race and even age.   "I extended my stay to seek opportunities for me and my family. I know living in America is a good place for us," Budhz explains.   Beating the odds   Worki...Keep on reading: Mystical traditions inspire immigrant artist.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

U.S. aid for Marawi rehab reaches more than P1B

MANILA, Philippines – The United States government is allocating an additional $6.6 million (P330 million) for the rehabilitation of Marawi city and surrounding areas affected by the war that ended last October .  The fund, which is given through the US Agency for International Development, will be used to provide livelihood trainings and opportunities ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

US pledges P330 million support for Marawi rehab efforts

The United States government has pledged an additional $6.6 million, or P330 million, in cash to the Philippines to supportthe recovery and rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City and its surrounding towns.   The US Embassy in Manila on Tuesday said the fund assistance, which was pooled through the US Agency forInternational Development (USAID), would provide opportunities for Marawi residents to enhance their job skills, to improvetheir livelihoods and stimulate the economy.   A pledge of $14.3 million was initially pooled by the US government in September as the violent clashes in Marawi were on-going.   The latest fund assistance has brought the tot...Keep on reading: US pledges P330 million support for Marawi rehab efforts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Vindication, martial law oppositors say of survey

Opposition lawmakers felt vindicated by the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showing 62 percent of Mindanao folk were against the extension of martial law. Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano said "the results of the recent poll vindicate our stand that the 1-year extension of martial law is not necessary." The SWS' survey, held from Dec. 8 to 16, showed that 67 percent of respondents in Metro Manila, 63 percent in the rest of Luzon and 55 percent in the Visayas also opposed the move. The average for all four areas is 62 percent. "Majority of the Filipinos, even those from [the] Visayas and Mindanao, share the same sentiment and can see the fact that the war in Marawi Ci...Keep on reading: Vindication, martial law oppositors say of survey.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

Volunteers needed to pack relief goods–DSWD

The social welfare department on Saturday called for volunteers in Metro Manila to pack relief goods for thousands of families who would be spending Christmas in emergency shelters due to the Marawi City siege and Tropical Storms "Urduja" and "Vinta." As many as 500 people were needed daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the National Resource Operations Center in Pasay City, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). At least 705 families, or 2,891 individuals, were in 31 evacuation centers in the Bicol region, Eastern Visayas, and Mimaropa region, after Urduja (international name: Kai-Tak) blew across the Visayas and destroyed more than 10,000 houses, accordin...Keep on reading: Volunteers needed to pack relief goods–DSWD.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

SWS: More Filipinos await better life, economy in 2018

  More Filipino adults now feel positive that their quality of life would improve within the next 12 months, the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.   In the Third Quarter 2017 Social Weather Survey releasedon Wednesday, 47 percent of adults are "optimists" or those who expect their quality of life to improve, while 4 percent are pessimists or those who expect their quality of life to get worse.   The SWS survey was conducted from September 23-27, 2017 using face-to-face interviews of 1,500 adults nationwide. The sample includes 600 in Balance Luzon, and 300 each in Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.   It has a samplin...Keep on reading: SWS: More Filipinos await better life, economy in 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

P1-B livelihood aid allotted for Marawi siege victims – DSWD

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has earmarked P1 billion to assist victims of the Marawi City crisis in their recovery through livelihood opportunities.  DSWD officer-in-charge Emmanuel Leyco said that the funds are under the agency’s Sustainable Livelihood ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

LTFRB, DOLE to provide work opportunities for Angkas drivers

With Angkas shuttering its operations in Metro Manila effective this Saturday, November 18, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has teamed up with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to provide livelihood opportunities for drivers who might find themselves without a job. LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said that next month they would hold a dialogue with the drivers of the app-based transport service as well as habal-habal drivers to discuss transport issues with them. A job fair will also be hosted by the agency, in partnership with DOLE. Among the jobs to be offered are those in the delivery service, such as food and courier. Earlier thi...Keep on reading: LTFRB, DOLE to provide work opportunities for Angkas drivers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

FMIC urges Taiwan investors to explore opportunities in Phl

MANILA, Philippines — First Metro Investment Corp......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 7th, 2017

MILF firm on demand, wants wider Muslim autonomy

COTABATO CITY – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front or MILF said it will not back down from its original demand to have a wider autonomy for minority Muslims in southern Philippines as it rejected anew any government offer other than an expanded territory, not even the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao or ARMM.   The MILF signed an interim peace deal with Manila in 2014 and has been pushing for the approval and ratification of the Bangsamoro Basic Law or BBL and other provisions stipulated in the accord -Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro and the Framework Agreement on Bangsamoro, including the establishment of the new Bangsamoro autonomous region.   The BBL was rejected by Congress during President Benigno Aquino’s administration after some of its proposed laws violated the Constitution. The MILF said it will not revisit the BBL and insisted on the original draft submitted to Aquino.   Many politicians and residents in the proposed Bangsamoro areas also rejected the BBL and wanted out of the deal, citing various reasons and the failure of the Aquino government and peace negotiators from both sides to include recommendations submitted by the provinces in the autonomous region.   The BBL was drafted by the 15-member Bangsamoro Transition Commission appointed by the MILF and the Aquino government.   If ratified, it will pave the way for the establishment of the Bangsamoro region that would replace the ARMM which is composed of Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao, including the cities of Lamitan and Marawi. The creation of Bangsamoro autonomous region would have to be decided on a referendum in the ARMM and in areas where there are large Muslim communities.   Let SC Decides on Unconstitutional Provisions   “The position of MILF is very clear. First, MILF will never accept an autonomy that is lower than the ARMM; secondly, the MILF will not accept an autonomy that is equal to the ARMM. The MILF only accepts an autonomy law that is better than the ARMM,” said MILF Vice Chairman Mohagher Iqbal.   Iqbal also suggested the BBL should be passed as it is and let the Supreme Court decides on its unconstitutional infirmities. “Yung BBL ngayon kung ako lang ang masusunod ang maganda diyan ipasa na nila ng walang bawas at walang dagdag. Hayaan nalang natin ang Supreme Court maghusga kung alin dyan ang unconstitutional,” he said. “And then kung maghusga ang Supreme Court, ipunin na lang natin yun dahil meron pang function ang BTC mag-propose to amend the constitution.”   He said the government offered the ARMM thrice to the MILF and three times it was rejected by the rebel group. He said: “Congress may opt to pass all the constitutional provisions and for Congress to amend the Constitution to accommodate unconstitutional substances on the proposed Moro law, and then later it will incorporate to the working of committee which will draft the federal system of the country.”   Provisions   According to the BBL, the purpose of the law is to establish a political entity, provide for its basic structure of government in recognition of the justness and legitimacy of the cause of the Muslim people and their aspiration to chart their political future through a democratic process that will secure their identity and posterity and allow for meaningful self-governance.   In the draft law, the following areas shall be included in new political entity – the towns of Baloi, Munai, Nunungan, Pantar, Tagoloan and Tangkal in Lanao del Norte and all villages in the towns of Kabacan, Carmen, Aleosan, Pigkawayan, Pikit, and Midsayap which voted in the 2001 plebiscite. And also included are the cities of Cotabato and Isabela, and contiguous areas where 10% of residents may petition for its inclusion into the new Bangsamoro territory.   And under its General Principles and Policies, it stipulates “in the exercise of its right to self-determination and self-governance, the Bangsamoro is free to pursue its political, economic, social, and cultural development; the Bangsamoro Government shall be parliamentary. Its political system is democratic, allowing its people to freely participate in the political processes within its territory; the Bangsamoro Government, consistent and suitable to its parliamentary form of government, shall adopt an electoral system which shall allow democratic participation, encourage formation of genuinely principled political parties, and ensure accountability.”   It further said that: “Governance in the Bangsamoro is the responsibility of the duly elected civilian government. Civilian authority is, at all times, supreme over the military. The Bangsamoro Government shall promote unity, peace, justice, and goodwill among all peoples, as well as encourages a just and peaceful settlement of disputes. The Bangsamoro abides by the principle that the country renounces war as an instrument of national policy, adopts the generally accepted principles of international law as part of the law of the land, and adheres to the policy of peace, equality, justice, freedom, cooperation, and amity with all nations.”   “The Bangsamoro shall adhere to the principle of enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong. The Bangsamoro shall establish a government that ensures that every citizen in the Bangsamoro is provided the basic necessities and equal opportunities in life. Social Justice shall be promoted in all phases of development and facets of life within the Bangsamoro. The Bangsamoro Government shall respect and adhere to all international treaties and agreements which benefited the Bangsamoro Government.”   President Rodrigo Duterte is also [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2017