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The MRT3’s troubles in 2017

GMA News Research has compiled eye-opening statistics about MRT3’s problems in 2017, in particular the train stoppages that often required passengers to get down and walk to the nearest station. Source link link: The MRT3’s troubles in 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerDec 7th, 2017

COA: China firm owes PH gov t P1.3B in damages over train contract

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA), in its 2017 audit report,  found China-based CRRC Dalian Company Limited owes the Department of Transportation (DOTr) P1.3 billion in liquidated damages. Dalian is involved with the controversial 48 trains for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) that  were delivered in 2016 , but were remained unused ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

2 bedroom Condominium For Sale in Boni Avenue for 100,000 – Web reference 112449081 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

On last day of 2017, MRT3 unloads passengers due to glitch

MANILA, Philippines – On the last morning of 2017, the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) unloaded passengers because of another system glitch. The MRT3 suspended its southbound operations at 6:54 am on Sunday, December 31, “due to a signaling problem” according to transportation officials. It resumed operations over an ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Surviving MRT3: Worst train fails in 2017

MANILA, Philippines – Riding the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3), especially during rush hour, has become an everyday battle among Filipinos. Apart from the "MRT experience" of waiting in line and squeezing in like sardines in a can, operations were somehow "regularly" disrupted, forcing passengers to get off the train or walk ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2017

Palace slams Leni

MALACAÑANG yesterday slammed Vice President Leni Robredo, stressing that former members of the Aquino administration are being held accountable for Metro Rail Transit 3 troubles and are not being used as “scapegoats”. “With all due respect to Vice President Robredo, the MRT3 issue is not about covering up shortcomings,” said….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

2 bedroom Condominium For Sale in Boni Avenue for 10,980,405 – Web reference 112025597 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2017

No more long lines by end-2017 – MRT3 management

No more long lines by end-2017 – MRT3 management.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2017

MRT3's Busan expects 800k passengers daily by 2017

MRT3's Busan expects 800k passengers daily by 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2016

Celebs, personalities honor, support ‘gravely ill’ Aretha Franklin

News of "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin being gravely ill has compelled many admirers, celebrities and non-celebrities alike, to take to social media to offer their support and pay homage to the legendary singer. Known for songs such as "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" and "I Say A Little Prayer", among others, Franklin has long immortalized herself as a true icon of soul music thanks to her decades' worth of experience and accolades, such as her 18 Grammy Awards and the first woman to ever be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The 76-year-old was first diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and marked her last performance in November 2017 for the Elton Jo...Keep on reading: Celebs, personalities honor, support ‘gravely ill’ Aretha Franklin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News21 hr. 13 min. ago

Game-changing imports who raised the bar in the PBA

Imports are considered not only crowd drawers that invite national attention to the PBA. They are also game changers who raised the bar of play in the pioneering Asian pro cage league, with their incredible skills, breathtaking court wizardry, huge scoring might, and of course fantastic flights of fancy. Through the years, we’ve anticipated only the best from them, and definitely there are a few of them who really made their mark with their names etched in the annals of the league. One of them is Ginebra import Justin Brownlee, who bagged the PBA Best Import Award recently. Not flashy or flamboyant, Brownlee just gets the job done, leading Ginebra to the 2016 and 2017 Governors Cup, and just recently the 2018 Commissioners Cup. Aside from Brownlee, who were the other imports in PBA history that made a huge impact in the league and in the consciousness of this basketball-crazy nation? Here are some of the greatest imports ever to play in the country. 1. Cyrus Mann Cyrus Mann is remembered as one of the first prolific imports that played in the PBA, donning the Crispa Redmanizers jersey during its Grand Slam year in 1976 up to 1979. He provided that imposing presence in the paint with his 6’10” frame and was a monster off the boards, including those killer moves in the paint scoring at will against opponents. 2. Byron “Snake” Jones Memorable for his versatility and workhorse attitude, Byron “Snake” Jones was a journeyman, playing for three different teams in the PBA and leading two of them to championships. He played for the Toyota Comets in the PBA’s maiden season and won the First and Second Conference crowns and then went on to play for the U-Tex Wranglers and help them in bagging their first-ever title in the PBA Open Conference in 1978. He would then end his PBA journey with the Crispa Redmanizers in 1981. 3. Andy Fields Considered the first “resident import” in the league, Andy Fields has been called back frequently to play for his lone PBA team Toyota in his entire stint in the PBA. A feared shotblocker, midrange shooter, and rebounder, Fields led Toyota to three PBA championships, including the 1979 Invitationals, 1981 and 1982 Open Conference titles. 4. Norman Black Norman Black is simply called the import that gives his all in each game, one who was frequently labeled as “Mr. 100%.” He started his PBA career with the Teflin Polyesters in 1981, then began his connection with the San Miguel franchise in 1982 as its main workhorse and scorer, who would guide the Beermen to its second franchise title in the Invitationals the same year. He would then serve as import for Great Taste the next year, played again for the SMC franchise in 1985 under Magnolia Quench Plus, then suited briefly for Alaska in 1986. After returning to San Miguel in 1987, Black would then become a playing coach and eventually a coach who engineered its first Grand Slam in 1989. 5. Billy Ray Bates Billy Ray Bates is considered by many as the “best ever” who would fascinate everyone with monster dunks from the charity stripe years before Michael Jordan. Not only would he run rings around defenders, Bates would soar up, up away to score, and score without letup, hence the title “The Black Superman.” His debut stint with Crispa in its second Grand Slam year in 1983 was astounding and remarkable, as his unstoppable incursions, aerial shows, and powerful slams made him unforgettable to this day. Three years later, he would bring his greatness to Ginebra San Miguel and bag the 1986 Open Conference crown, which was the then-Palanca franchise’s first title. 6. Michael Hackett Loyal and dedicated, Michael Hackett is the gentle giant opponents feared. He is considered one of the most dominant forces in PBA history, who would just power his way through defenders at the paint and score at will. Playing for Ginebra San Miguel, Hackett is best remembered for being the first PBA player to score over a hundred points, 103 points to be exact, in a match against Great Taste in the 1985 Open Conference, wherein he won Best Import honors. In the next year, Hackett and fellow import great Billy Ray Bates collaborated to lead Ginebra to the 1986 Open Conference title.   7. Bobby Parks For most coaches, the late Bobby Parks was seen as the greatest not only due to the fact that he is the most decorated with seven Best Import awards, but also being the most hard working and coachable import ever. A gallant scoring machine yet a silent operator, Parks showed a wide variety of moves in his lane incursions in his prime that would leave defenders helpless, ending in mind-boggling baskets. Apart from his individual skills, Parks really completes his mission, giving championships to San Miguel Beer in the 1987 Reinforced Conference, and then Shell as its resident import with two titles, the 1990 and 1992 First Conference plums.      8. Tony Harris He might not be that much of an obedient trooper, but Tony Harris and his brand of play was simply breathtaking. As Coach Yeng Guiao decided during his time as coach of the Swift Mighty Meaties that they must let him be and ordered his court lieutenants to just pass the ball to him and make him simply wield his magic. And he did leave everyone in awe with his speed, agility, and power to score over all defenders thrown at him, hence the monicker “The Hurricane.” Proof of his incredible abilities is scoring 105 points, the single game scoring record that holds to this day, against Ginebra in the 1992 Reinforced Conference, wherein he would single-handedly cop the title for Swift. 9. Sean Chambers You could be charmed by his beaming smile when you meet him off the court, but when you meet him on-court, prepare for the worst beating. Though he’s not the heavy scorer type of an import PBA fans are accustomed to, Alaska’s “resident import” shows his class and might as a team player. He worked for the Milkmen in 13 seasons, giving them titles 6 times, yet only won the Best Import plum once—in the Reinforced Conference of Alaska’s Grand Slam year in 1996. The memory of what these imports brought to the league continues to delight true PBA fans through the years. And we see their legacy in such players as Justin Brownlee, who continue to show the example, the standard for other foreign players setting foot in the country to follow.     .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

DPWH-Biliran DEO ranks 2nd in the DPWH development communication program in 2017

DPWH Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) was awarded Second (2nd) Place in the active implementation of the DPWH Development Communication Program in Eastern Visayas for the year 2017......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Beauty buffs are driving a booming skincare industry in the UK

British women are spending more than ever on skincare, according to new research. A report from market research company Mintel has found that British women spent a whopping 1.15 billion (approximately $1.46 billion) on facial skincare in 2017, a figure that is expected to climb to 1.18 billion for 2018. By 2023, Mintel expects the industry to increase by 15 percent to reach a value of 1.36 billion (approximately $1.73 billion). Cleansing appears to be one of the main product categories driving the growth. At least 92 percent of British women currently use facial cleansers, be it face wash (55 percent), wipes (54 percent) or micellar water (27 percent). The proportion of women u...Keep on reading: Beauty buffs are driving a booming skincare industry in the UK.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Art Dela Cruz set to make long time coming Ginebra debut

After months of recovery, Art Dela Cruz is projected to finally debut for Barangay Ginebra in the upcoming PBA Governor's Cup. As per Dela Cruz and head coach Tim Cone, they are looking into fielding him starting around October. "Sabi ni Coach [Tim Cone], middle of the conference. My goal is October, second week of October. But my focus right now is rehab nga, and then sabi rin sa akin ni Coach na this time, i-sure mo na 100% ka na. And loaded naman yung team so there's no hurry," said Dela Cruz Sunday afternoon during Ginebra's victory party with fans for their latest championship. "He's due back maybe in October, but we'll see. We'll play it by ear by that time, we're not gonna push him," added Cone. Dela Cruz first ruptured his Achilles tendon during a Gilas Pilipinas practice in March 2017. He was still a player of Blackwater Elite then. When he was shipped to Brgy. Ginebra in a trade that involved Chris Ellis, Raymond Aguilar, and Dave Marcelo in August 2017, he re-injured his tendon before he had his Ginebra debut. It has been 17 months and counting since Dela Cruz last played a game in the PBA. "Medyo matagal na. Talagang maging patient lang ako, iniisip ko din 'yung long-term eh, hindi lang itong conference na ito," he said. In those long months, Dela Cruz focused on his injury's rehabilitation and understanding the sophisticated system of Cone's triangle offense. "Learning na rin yung triangle sa akin. Actually, bago lang ako sa triangle, most of my career is run and gun sa college [San Beda] eh. Ito slow ball kaya maganda rin pag galing ka sa injury, di ka masyadong masusunog," explained the former NCAA star. Interestingly, the versatile forward is also trying out the point guard role. "Actually, nagpa-practice na ako tapos ang position na nilalagay sa akin ni Coach, point guard. Ang laking bagay na noong sa college naumpisahan ko na. Pero ngayon, primary na eh. Primary na na point, kaya point going from power forward," said the 6-foot-4 player. As the Kings still celebrate their latest conquered land now - the Commissioner's Cup, there is no rush for Dela Cruz. After all, Ginebra seems to have long term plans for him in the pipeline. "After a second Achilles surgery, we do not want to rush him back. He's only 25, so he's got a lot of basketball ahead of him. And I keep telling him: it's not about this conference, it's about the next 8-10 years, that's when we want him for. We want him ready for the next 8-10 years," Cone shared. This is not a surprise given Cone's high regard on the do-it-all forward. He considers his game as a marriage of Scottie Thompson's and Joe Devance's. "We were choosing between him [Dela Cruz] and Scottie [Thompson] when he came out of the [2015] draft, and we chose Scottie which was obviously a great pick. But Art was a close second, just because we thought that his skills were very unique, similar to what Scottie does, but in a bigger version," Cone explained. "Art to me is kind of like the in-between Scottie and Joe, kind of right in between those two guys." Dela Cruz has so far posted norms of 12.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.7 steals in the PBA. Aside from Dela Cruz, Cone also targets to line-up new acquisition from Globalport Julian Sargent who is recuperating from a shoulder injury......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Investigate list of 4Ps beneficiaries – Aquino

  The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) should investigate whether the "poorest of the poor families are benefiting" from the government's Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), Senator Bam Aquino urged Monday. Aquino made the call after the Commission on Audit (COA) reported that around P1.3 billion were left unclaimed by 1.9 million individual beneficiaries in 2017. Citing COA'saudit report, Aquino noted that the lapse of time that beneficiaries failed to claim their grants showed they were not in severe need of the subsidy as it also cast doubt on the eligibility of the listed beneficiaries. "Sa totoo lang, imoral iyong may pondo pero hindi n...Keep on reading: Investigate list of 4Ps beneficiaries – Aquino.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

COA flags setbacks in DepEd’s P20-billion classroom PPP project

The Commission on Audit (COA) has called out the Department of Education over various "setbacks" in the implementation of the P20.14-billion public-private partnership projects meant to address the shortage in public school classrooms. The COA also found that an astounding 99 percent of the beneficiary schools under the DepEd Computerization Program had not received the information and communications technology packages. In its 2017 annual audit report, the COA said DepEd should look into the possibility of imposing "necessarily and appropriate penalty" on the contractors because delays in the PPP for School Infrastructure Program had defeated its purpose. A total of 1,327, or 3...Keep on reading: COA flags setbacks in DepEd’s P20-billion classroom PPP project.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Nurse practitioner to be tried for giving genital warts to 100 children

HUNG YEN, Vietnam --- Hung Yen Province People's Procuracy has completed the prosecution procedures against Nguyen Thi Hien from Da Trach Commune in Khoai Chau District for her violations of regulations on health examination. According to the investigation forces, Hien started working as a nurse practitioner at Me So Commune Medical Center in 1995. She opened her own clinic in 2015, where she practiced treatment for phimosis, a condition in which the foreskin of the penis cannot be pulled back past the glans. In 2017, 100 boys who received phimosis treatments at Hien's private clinic were found to have contracted genital warts. An examination by the National Institute of Hygiene...Keep on reading: Nurse practitioner to be tried for giving genital warts to 100 children.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Former staffer in new book: I saw Trump s racism with my own eyes

In this photo, taken Feb. 14, 2017, Omarosa Manigault-Newman, then an aide to President Donald Trump, watches during a meeting with parents and teachers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

US Navy hunts for overboard marine off Philippines

US Navy sailors stand watch on the fo'c'sle aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton as it transits the Strait of Hormuz October 22, 2017. (REUTERS)........»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Young receivers impress in first game with Steelers

By Dan Scifo, Associated Press LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Damoun Patterson knows a strong performance in his first preseason game won't be enough to guarantee his future with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The rookie wide receiver feels he must continually prove himself to the coaching staff and his teammates — and he's not the only young receiver who faces that challenge during training camp. "I came in as a tryout guy, so I never knew what to expect," Patterson said. "I think it's all about attacking the game and staying hungry." James Washington, the Steelers' second-round pick, has also been forced to prove his worth. Washington, who won the Biletnikoff Award as college football's top receiver in 2017, is currently listed last on the Steelers' depth chart and has regularly worked with the second-team offense. "I'll never ask people to be patient," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. "I'll ask them to work while they wait and he's doing that. The opportunity is going to come, I'd imagine." Patterson wasn't sure if he would receive an NFL opportunity in the spring, but the former Youngstown State standout overcame long odds to land in camp with the Steelers. Patterson was invited to attend the Steelers' three-day rookie minicamp on a tryout basis in May. There, Patterson impressed coaches enough to become one of just two of the 55 invited players to leave with a contract. "(Tomlin) always says he doesn't care how you got here, just come and be willing to make plays," quarterback Josh Dobbs said. "If you do that, we have a spot for you. He's done that, and hopefully he can continue to do that." Dobbs and Patterson connected for a 29-yard touchdown in Thursday's preseason win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Patterson celebrated the score with a flawless standing backflip. "I've been doing (a backflip) since I was younger," Patterson said. "That's my specialty." Patterson said most of his teammates weren't aware that he could land a standing backflip. Acrobatic feats aside, he led all receivers with six catches for 77 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles. Dobbs isn't surprised by Patterson's success. He said the two connected on the same touchdown play while running the two-minute offense during spring workouts. "He's been doing that all camp, so I have a lot of trust in him," Dobbs said. "He consistently runs by guys, he's quick in and out of his breaks, he makes contested catches, and that's what we were able to take to the field." The same can be said for Washington. Washington made two catches in the preseason opener for 44 yards, including a heads-up 35-yard reception from former Oklahoma State teammate Mason Rudolph. Rudolph's hard count drew Philadelphia defenders offsides, and he responded with a big play down the sideline to Washington. "That's a play where you have to push it down the field," said Rudolph, the team's third-round pick. "You don't want to take anything short, being a free play. I gave him a chance, put the ball on his back shoulder and he made a great play." Big plays are the goal for both Washington and Patterson, and both realize they'll need to make as many as they can. "I want to continue to attack the game and continue to get better," Patterson said. "I think I've been trying to find myself, making it known that I have the ability to play at this level." NOTES: WR Antonio Brown practiced Saturday for the first time since Aug. 1. ... OL B.J Finney is out with a contusion sustained against the Eagles, while S Sean Davis (groin) and TE Xavier Grimble (thumb) both missed practice. Rookie S Marcus Allen also left Saturday's practice early......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Houston s Watson healthy and ready for more work this week

By Kristie Rieken, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson was back in a game this week for the first time since surgery to repair a right knee injury in November, and although he didn't play long, he relished his return. "I just played five snaps, handed the ball off, threw one pass," Watson said. "So, it wasn't too bad. Good to just go out there for a couple plays and then watch everyone else perform." The Houston Texans quarterback is looking to build on his limited action as the team prepares for two practices with the San Francisco 49ers next week before hosting them in their second preseason game on Saturday. Watson's health and development in his second year will be critical as Houston tries to bounce back from a season filled with injuries during which the team went 4-12 for its first losing season since 2013. Though he played in just seven games before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in practice, Watson gave the Texans optimism that he'll be the answer to their longtime problems at the position. He threw for 1,699 yards and 19 touchdowns and ran for 269 yards and two more scores after Houston traded up to select him with the 12th overall pick in the 2017 draft. Saturday was the team's first practice back in Houston after the Texans spent the first part of training camp in West Virginia. Although they had to adjust to the hotter temperatures at home, Watson and the Texans got a boost from working out in front of several hundred cheering fans. "The climate ... it's hot and muggy but at the end of the day we have to come out here and play football and perform and just focus on our task," he said. "So, it's always good to have the fans around and show love. They give us energy and high hopes for this season." The 22-year-old said he's grown a lot since arriving in Houston last season and is looking forward to building on what he did last year. "Just really (grown) as a person as a whole and then just the knowledge of the game," he said. "Just being able to understand the offense, understand what the defense is doing and just play faster, just go out there and play and not overthink things." Coach Bill O'Brien, who worked with Tom Brady when he was an assistant with the Patriots, has enjoyed watching Watson develop and is looking for ways to help him take another step. "I think there's areas where he and I need to grow together, like in the red area," he said. "We're a little bit behind there but we have to work together on that and see if we can execute better down there, but I think there's a lot of areas where he's gotten better and better, and he'll only get better and better because he works at it and the experience he gets will really help him." Watson is working behind a revamped offensive line this year after last year's group allowed the second-most sacks in the league. So far, he likes the way the unit is coming together. "Guys just building chemistry, working hard each and every day, never complaining," Watson said. "They make mistakes, but at the end of the day they correct those mistakes and don't make it twice, just like everyone else on the offense. Just guys that love to play football. They have a passion about going in ... and putting in the work, and (are) passionate about winning.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018