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Truth has many layers

THERE’S an interesting episode in the gospel that tells us that truth indeed has many layers and we just have to be careful with our assertions especially when done as if we already know everything. It’s in the Gospel of St. John, Chapter 7. “Some in the crowd who heard these words of Jesus said, […] The post Truth has many layers appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJun 13th, 2018

Fake news versus fact in online battle for truth

PARIS, France – Since US President Donald Trump weaponized the term "fake news" during the 2016 presidential election campaign, the phrase has gone viral. Increasingly it is used by politicians around the world to denounce or dismiss news reports that do not fit their version of the truth. But as news outlets ........»»

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Turkey won t give up on Khashoggi murder probe – minister

DOHA, Qatar – Turkey's foreign minister said on Saturday, December 15, that his country would "not give up" on finding out the truth about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul. "We haven't received any new information or outcome of the investigation from the Saudi ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News21 hr. 36 min. ago

Trump& rsquo;s ex-lawyer Cohen faces hour of truth in probe

Trump& rsquo;s ex-lawyer Cohen faces hour of truth in probe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Guardians and War on Truth Time s Person of the Year

NEW YORK - Time magazine's 2018 person of the year are the "guardians and the war on truth."The group is made up of four journalists and a newspaper that Time says "are representatives of a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Denials in the face of truth

Accused drug dealing conspirator, now detained Sen. Leila de Lima, one of the major political figures in ensuring trumped-up charges of plunder against three opposition leaders, had the nerve to deny that she and her yellow patron, then President Noynoy Aquino and his administration, persecuted their political foes. Leila was in position then, when she, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Guardians and War on Truth Time s Person of the Year

NEW YORK - Time magazine's 2018 person of the year are the "guardians and the war on truth."The group is made up of four journalists and a newspaper that Time says "are representatives of a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

PIA DG to campus journalists: Uphold truth to fight wrong info

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 10 (PIA) - Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Director-General Harold Clavite said that campus journalists play a significant role in the fight against misinformation and disinfo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

PIA DG to campus journalists: Uphold truth to fight wrong info

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 10 (PIA) - Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Director-General Harold Clavite said that campus journalists play a significant role in the fight against misinformation and disinfo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

A Coconut Cookie that’s Perfect for the Holidays

(NC) This coconut-studded milk chocolate cookie with two layers of buttery dough – one with an added hit of cocoa – makes these slice-and-bake cookies an instant holiday hit. Incorporating milk chocolate with toasted coconut makes them irresistible. “This recipe makes a large batch, but don’t feel like you have to make them all at […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

ROTC can fight communism

A communist government is a totalitarian system. This means that everything is for the State and everything is the State. Power is held by a select few, who pretend to work for the people’s interests. The truth of the matter is that the people live spartan and even miserable lives, while the power elite live […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Campus journalists told to uphold truth to fight wrong info

PHILIPPINE Information Agency (PIA) Director-General Harold Clavite said campus journalists play a significant role in the fight against misinformation and disinformation. In a video message shown during the recently concluded College Press Conference and Awards 2018 held at The Mansion Hotel in Iloilo City, Clavite said campus journalists have more knowledge on social media, which […] The post Campus journalists told to uphold truth to fight wrong info appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Rundown of the trial: Is Bong Revilla guilty or not guilty?

MANILA, Philippines – It's the moment of truth.  Will Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr be convicted or acquitted for plunder for allegedly earning P224.5 million in kickbacks by funnelling his pork barrel through bogus non-governmental organizations (NGOs) owned by Janet Lim-Napoles? The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan First ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

The meager truth of China s aid to the Philippines | Asia Times

Beijing has stalled in delivering $24 billion in promised aid and investment to Manila. Considering the terms and conditions of the funding that may not be such a bad thing The post The meager truth o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Man says he will prove he didn t kill Michael Jordan s dad

By Martha Waggoner, Associated Press LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — For more than 25 years, the man identified as the triggerman in the death of Michael Jordan's father has repeatedly declared his innocence in the murder. Now he's going before a judge to lay out evidence he says proves that although he helped dispose of the body, he didn't kill James Jordan in the early-morning darkness one July day in 1993. "I had nothing to do with this man losing his life, period. I wasn't connected to the murder. I came in after he was already dead. ... The way I look at it is: I denied his family the right to a proper burial because of what I did," Daniel Green said last week in an interview at the Lumberton Correctional Institution in Robeson County, the same county where Jordan was killed. Jordan was killed July 23, 1993. His body was found 11 days later in a South Carolina swamp. It wasn't identified until dental records confirmed it was James Jordan. His body had been cremated except for his jaw and hands, which were saved for identification. On Wednesday, Green goes to court, where defense attorney Chris Mumma and prosecutors from the state attorney's general office will argue whether he deserves an evidentiary hearing that could lead to a new trial. Mumma says this is the first time a judge will hear all evidence gathered by the defense. The state Court of Appeals upheld his conviction in 1996, as did the state Supreme Court in 1999. Green was convicted of first-degree murder. His friend, Larry Demery, testified that Green pulled the trigger and killed Jordan in a roadside robbery gone wrong. Both are serving life sentences. Green, 44, was 18 when Jordan was killed. He's probably best remembered for a video in which he rapped while wearing an NBA All-Star ring and gold watch that Michael Jordan gave to his father. Green says he got the jewelry while disposing of the body. Superior Court Judge Winston Gilchrist will hear the arguments in Lee County court in Sanford. Defense filings make various claims. Several people say they saw Green at a family cookout at the time Jordan was killed. Other issues deal with blood-evidence testimony, the handling of Jordan's shirt, and ineffective trial and appellate counsel. Green said Demery left the cookout to meet someone for a drug deal and he refused an invitation to accompany Demery. Green said he was just out of prison for a conviction that was later vacated, and a girl "was kissing on" him so there was no way he'd abandon that opportunity. Demery returned hours later, Green said, and told him he approached Jordan at a motel parking lot because he mistakenly thought Jordan was the drug connection he was supposed to meet. He said Demery told him the two had an altercation and Demery killed Jordan. If that's true, then much of what people think they know about the murder is wrong, starting with the notion that James Jordan was killed as he slept in his parked Lexus along Interstate 95. "I don't think anybody knows the truth about what happened to James Jordan - the state or the defense," Mumma said. Attorney Hugh Rogers, who represented Demery, said no physical evidence tied either man to the shooting. "It became 'he said, he said,'" Rogers said. "I guess looking at the various versions each one gave, once Larry got to his ultimate version, there was more corroboration there than there was to Daniel's ultimate version." Green said he and Demery became friends in third grade, when they got into a playground fight and a teacher made them apologize and read books together. When he found out Demery had accused him, Green said, he couldn't believe it. As he wore the jewelry and drove around in the red Lexus, Green said he thought he was using the possessions of a drug dealer. He believes he learned he had helped dispose of the body of James Jordan when he read that in news stories. By that time, Michael Jordan had helped the North Carolina Tar Heels win the 1982 NCAA championship and led the Chicago Bulls to three NBA titles. He would win three more titles with the Bulls; he now owns the Charlotte Hornets. A spokeswoman for Michael Jordan declined to comment on Green's attempt for a new trial. In addition to evidence in the defense filings, Green's lawyers will contend that no one was convicted of actually killing James Jordan. Demery accused Green, but jurors found in the sentencing phase that Green didn't kill or intend to kill Jordan, and didn't plan to use deadly force. The state attorney general's office says jurors' opinions at sentencing aren't relevant to the conviction of first-degree murder under the felony murder rule, which means someone died during the commission of another crime. The district attorney who prosecuted Green said he doesn't believe it matters who shot Jordan, although he's confident the evidence showed Green pulled the trigger. "If you ask me who killed James Jordan, I'm going to say Daniel Green and Larry Demery," said Johnson Britt, who retires at the end of the year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

No rest allowed for popular actor’s househelp

If there’s truth to the buzz, it appears that this very popular actor (VPA) isn’t at all the kind-hearted person he projects in public. Reportedly, VPA is not the ideal…READ The post No rest allowed for popular actor’s househelp appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Arrest warrant vs Ressa shows gov’t using law to bludgeon truth

MANILA, Philippines – Key figures in the opposition slammed the warrant of arrest issued against  Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) president Maria Ressa for alleged Tax Code violation , saying the government is using the law to oppress its critics. Human rights lawyer Chel Diokno said on Monday, December 3, that the administration ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Coach Bo says UAAP Finals Game 1 proved UP can hang with Ateneo

The University of the Philippines’ Cinderella run may very well miss out on the ending it desires. Down 0-1 in the best-of-three Finals to defending champion Ateneo de Manila University, there’s a big chance the Fighting Maroons will have to settle for a runner-up finish in their best season since 1986. However, State U head coach Bo Perasol is still keeping the faith. “Very positive ako. That’s the truth.” Pressed further on the matter, Coach Bo said that despite the Game 1 loss, he and his wards proved they are no pushovers up against the heavily favored Blue Eagles. “Game 1, it gave us yung idea na beatable (yung Ateneo). Before, wala namang nagbigay nang tsansa sa amin e,” he told reporters post-game last Saturday. He then continued, “Dati, parang, ‘Okay, very good, UP,’ pero wala namang nagsasabing tatalunin namin ang Ateneo. Kung meron man, lip service lang yun, pero ito, naramdaman nila na kaya pala.” Indeed, UP kept coming at Ateneo for majority of the match-up, and it took a 14-2 run late in the game for the latter to be able to put away the former. This, even though the Fighting Maroons came into the contest as the biggest underdogs in the Finals in recent history. In fact, majority, if not all, oddsmakers put the Blue Eagles as 10.5-point favorites in Game 1. That is exactly why, somehow, someway, coach Bo believes UP still has a shot at toppling Ateneo. “Before this series, iniisip mo paano tayo mabubugbog dito. Ngayon, ang paniniwala na namin is we can compete with the defending champions if we put our minds into it and we keep doing what we have been doing this season,” he said. After all, they are where they are because they did just that – first, besting De La Salle University in the battle for the third-seed to end the elimination round; second, edging out Adamson University to discard its twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four; and third, topping the Soaring Falcons again to take a seat in the Finals. “I keep on reminding them that getting into this Finals series is not an accident. They did it themselves,” their mentor said proudly. “Baka isipin nila, mirakulo ito, pero hindi, they did it themselves. It becomes more dangerous na we’re in a knockout game and we need to beat them twice, but I told them, we’ve done this already.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

So, what did you do wrong this year?

RICARDO SALUDO “Your ways, O Lord, make known to me; teach me your paths, guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my savior, and for you I wait all the day. Good and upright is the Lord; thus he shows sinners the way.… All the paths of the Lord are… link: So, what did you do wrong this year?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Australian billionaire to spend $72M on journalism institute

SYDNEY, Australia – A billionaire Australian philanthropist vowed Wednesday, November 28,  to spend at least $72 million of her fortune to create a journalism institute committed to "the pursuit of truth". Judith Neilson said the Sydney-based institute would "celebrate and encourage quality journalism in Australia and the world" at a time ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

‘It is public officials’ duty to defend freedom’ – Robredo

“The goal then, and will always be, that our people should experience every fundamental freedom we hold dear. The freedom to live dignified lives; to speak the hard truth without being persecuted for it; to defend people’s rights in the law.” ‘It is public officials’ duty to defend freedom’ – Robredo Source link: ‘It is public officials’ duty to defend freedom’ – Robredo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018