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US-NoKor summit takes gloss off Independence Day reception

The Philippine embassy held its Independence Day celebration on Tuesday at the Trump International Hotel here as opponents of President Duterte protested outside and a US district court looked into the legality of a sitting president profiting from the occasion......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 13th, 2018

Pompeo in Japan to discuss North Korea en route to Pyongyang

    TOKYO --- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Tokyo on Saturday for talks with Japanese officials ahead of his trip to North Korea. Pompeo is under pressure to make progress on convincing North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons as President Donald Trump seeks to meet with leader Kim Jong Un for a second time after their June summit in Singapore. Pompeo will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Taro Kono later Saturday to discuss their North Korea policies before heading to Pyongyang on Sunday. Tokyo is the first stop of his three-day East Asia tour, which also takes him to South Korea and China. In Beijing, Pompeo...Keep on reading: Pompeo in Japan to discuss North Korea en route to Pyongyang.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

SBP representatives attend 1st FIBA World Basketball Summit in China

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) President Al Panlilio, SBP Executive Director Sonny Barrios and Special Assistant to the President Ryan Gregorio are in Xi’an China to attend the 1st FIBA World Basketball Summit. The first-ever FIBA World Basketball Summit takes place in Xi’an, China on October 3-4 2018, and will bring together a wide range of high-ranking personalities in world basketball, from top level officials and management personnel in federations, clubs and leagues to business leaders. As the international governing body for basketball, FIBA’s mission is to develop and promote the game worldwide as well as support their National Member Federations and the many other stakeholders in the sport to maximize their potential. The theme of the conference, “Building the Future of Basketball Together”, sums up not only its objectives but the spirit in which it is being held. It is about sharing and collaboration across the global basketball family. Panlilio was invited as one of the panel speakers and discussed effective basketball development strategies covering the role of National Federations, schools and colleges, expectations on government, achieving the best ROI and the development of young pro players. Panlilio shared the stage with former NBA All-Star Andrei Kirilenko, who is now President of the Russian Federation of Basketball  and Mr. Antti Zitting, President, Finnish Basketball Federation......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

PVL Finals: ‘Atin ‘to, atin to’ is the new UP Ikot

Last year, Paul Desiderio shouted ‘Atin ‘to!’ during University of the Philippines’ last huddle in a UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball game. After that, Desiderio sank the game-winning buzzer-beating triple to down University of Sto. Tomas. It has since been the battle cry of the Diliman-based student-athletes. On Wednesday, the Lady Maroons did their own version that morale-boosting mantra. Down 7-13 in the pivotal stretch of the fifth set, the words again echoed in UP’s huddle up until they marched back inside the court.          “Atin ‘to, atin ‘to!” Like a shot of adrenaline, the Lady Maroons charged with renewed energy. Afterwards, they made history. UP completed a sweet sweep of the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference best-of-three Finals series, 25-20, 25-18, 23-25, 20-25, 15-13, to hoist its first major title in 36 years at the FilOil Flying V Centre. “Nu’ng nagsimula pa lang ‘yung fifth set we talked na how much do we want to win and in order for us to actually get the championship title,” said veteran setter Ayel Estranero, whose ace, which landed like a dagger right at the middle of the stunned Lady Tamaraws, sealed the championship that eluded UP in almost four decades. “Kailangan namin gustuhin lahat kami,” added Estranero, whose squad won the series opener also in five sets. “‘That’s why everyone actually never gave up until the end.” Estranero and Isa Molde, who collected the conference and Finals Most Valuable Player as well as the 1st Best Outside Spiker, took matters on their own hands in that closing stretch as they scored six of the last eight points.    But the duo was quick to give credit to the collective effort of the whole team. “Kita naman e,” said Estranero. “Atin ‘to, atin ‘to,” Molde butted in during the postgame interview where the two joined head coach Godfrey Okumu. “Yeah, atin ‘to, atin ‘to. Di kami makakapalo talaga kung walang dumepensa or di ako maka-set ng walang dumepensa so until the end it was still a collective effort from everyone from the coaches and the players even those in the bench,” Estranero pointed out. “So ‘yun pero siyempre andun din yung conscious effort na gugustuhin mo talaga and you’ll do whatever it takes,” added Estranero. When the playmaker trooped behind the service line – UP at championship point – Estranero murmured a little prayer.    “When I was serving I was just actually praying and I just actually believed that the team can actually win despite na sobrang haba ng hinabol namin. Kahit ang layo ng score namin but then na-feel namin sa loob na hindi pa kami talaga susuko that everyone is still willing to fight,” she recalled.  “So ‘yun nu’ng nag-serve ako hindi ako kinakabahan as in I just really want to win for the team and for everyone,” Estranero added. When she made the connection on her serve, the ball flew in at a low arching trajectory. “Gulat ako kasi I mean like hindi ko naman totally alam ano mangyayari sa bola pag release ko,” said Estranero. It was supposed to be a sure reception from FEU's libero. But like having their feet cemented on the taraflex floor, FEU libero Buding Duremdes and the rest of the Lady Tams just froze. “But when I saw the ball dropped and touch the floor, it was just so overwhelming,” said Estranero. Estranero rolled and then sprawled on the floor face down after the final whistle, slamming her hand on the court. Her teammates were already crying, shouting, hugging and congratulating each other as they round inside the court after completing their conquest. Confetti slowly fell. History made. “Atin ‘to, atin ‘to.” UP owned the night.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Chief Justice Teresita De Castro takes oath, vows independence

Newly appointed Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro vowed judicial independence during her brief tenure as she formally assumed the post yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Koreas to hold high-level talks to prepare for leaders’ summit

SEOUL: The two Koreas will hold high-level talks next week to prepare for a third summit between the South’s President Moon Jae-in and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un, Seoul said Thursday, as a diplomatic rapprochement takes hold. Although the South’s unification ministry did not elaborate on where the summit would take place, Moon had [...] The post Koreas to hold high-level talks to prepare for leaders’ summit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Koreas to hold high-level talks to prepare for leaders’ summit

SEOUL: The two Koreas will hold high-level talks next week to prepare for a third summit between the South’s President Moon Jae-in and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un, Seoul said Thursday, as a diplomatic rapprochement takes hold. Although the South’s unification ministry did not elaborate on where the summit would take place, Moon had… link: Koreas to hold high-level talks to prepare for leaders’ summit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Russia, PH reach ‘new level of solid partnership’

Russia Ambassador Igor Khovaev underscored the "mutually beneficial engagements" between Russia and the Philippines at the Day of Russia reception on June 8. "Recent developments show tangible achievements we can be proud of," he said. The envoy also took note of President Duterte's meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2017, first in Russia, then at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Vietnam. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also attended the East Asia Summit in Manila last November and held a bilateral meeting with Duterte. "I am happy to note that the bilateral ties reached a new level, the level of solid partnership," Khovaev said. "Last ...Keep on reading: Russia, PH reach ‘new level of solid partnership’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Is Nokor brewing something?

KIM WON’T GIVE UP “We see them going to work, just as before. WASHINGTON — US intelligence agencies have found that North Korea is building new missiles, based on satellite photographs taken in recent weeks and other new evidence, The Washington Post reported Monday. Just weeks after a high-stakes summit between President Donald Trump and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Kiefer Ravena leads participants of anti-doping summit

Basketball star Kiefer Ravena is kickstarting his foray into anti-doping education by joining celebrity-equestrianne Mikee Cojuangco and 100 other participants of the Philippine Sports Commission’s 2018 National Anti-Doping Summit held Wednesday. Ravena who came in as a participant after being banned by basketball's governing body for 18 months after his inadvertent use of a substance that is in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)'s restricted list, encouraged athletes to take interest in the cause. A number of national sports association, government and local government unit officials also attended the summit that had Southeast Asian Regional Anti-Doping Organization Director General Gobinathan Nair as the lead speaker. Participants from NSAs, universities, colleges, LGUs, and coaches also attended the first of the three-day talk regarding Anti-Doping in Sports at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila. “The end goal really is to have a doping-free sporting community, “said PSC-Philippine National Anti-Doping Organization Head Dr. Alejandro Pineda, who together with the Philippine Sports Institute Director Marc Edward Velasco, led the organizing of the twin-event. Velasco, echoing the sentiments of PSC Chairman William Ramirez, said that as the government agency for sports, the PSC takes lead in reaching out to the public with regards to Anti-Doping.   “Education is key,” remarked Velasco explaining the objectives of the event. International Olympic Committee member Mikee Cojuangco stressed the importance of educating the public about anti-doping, reinforcing the “play true, play fair, play clean” campaign of the World Anti-Doping Agency.  “If we are not true, we will be destroying every reason why we are in sports in the first place,” explained Cojuangco. Matters like code compliance and monitoring, supplementation, legal considerations, results management and doping control processes, ergogenic and applications are also topics for discussion......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Social issues roiling US weigh heavy on Independence Day

BOSTON --- In these complex times, a simple question about the quintessential American holiday of fireworks, cookouts and parades isn't always so simple. As Americans prepare to celebrate the nation's 242nd birthday, some feel a deeper sense of patriotism. For others, the social issues roiling the country weigh heavy this Independence Day. Standing in front of Boston's Faneuil Hall on Tuesday, tour guide Cara McIntyre said she takes special pride this time of the year in recounting the courage of American colonists like Samuel Adams, who called for rebellion against the English crown in fiery speeches at the historic hall. But she laments that Americans' ability to respectfu...Keep on reading: Social issues roiling US weigh heavy on Independence Day.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Sereno and the opposition, Trump-Kim summit, PH weather | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler:  Sereno , women's groups stand with opposition on Independence Day. Kim Jong-un invites Trump to visit Pyongyang. Rainy June 13 for Luzon due to southwest monsoon. Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Filipino aces vow to stop Thais in LPGT

Pauline del Rosario takes a break from her hectic China and Taiwan LPGA Tour campaign as she and former three-time Order of Merit winner Cyna Rodriguez spearhead the local challenge against the crack Thailand side in The Women’s Championship beginning today at the Summit Point Golf and Country Club here......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Isolated Kim takes big gamble leaving home for Trump summit

Spare a moment, as you anticipate one of the most unusual summits in modern history, to consider North Korea's leader as he leaves the all-encompassing bubble of his locked-down stronghold of Pyongyang and steps off a jet onto Singapore soil for his planned sit-down with President Donald Trump on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Isolated Kim takes big gamble leaving home for Trump summit

SINGAPORE --- Spare a moment, as you anticipate one of the most unusual summits in modern history, to consider North Korea's leader as he left the all-encompassing bubble of his locked-down stronghold of Pyongyang on Sunday and stepped off a jet onto Singapore soil for his planned sit-down with President Donald Trump on Tuesday. There's just no recent precedent for the gamble Kim Jong Un is taking. As far as we know, his despot father only traveled out of the country by train, and rarely at that, because of fears of assassination. Kim, up until his recent high-profile summit with South Korea's president on the southern side of their shared border, has usually hunkered down behi...Keep on reading: Isolated Kim takes big gamble leaving home for Trump summit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

US First Lady Melania Trump reappears after ‘vanishing act’

Melania Trump attended a White House event for military veterans on Monday, ending a 25-day absence from the public eye that had sent the rumor mills into overdrive. The US first lady, known for her privacy and independence, had not been seen in public following a surgery last month. In pictures posted on her official Twitter account, she was seen sitting next to President Donald Trump at a private reception for families of US soldiers killed in action. She and Trump "were honored to pay tribute to our fallen heroes. Thank you to the Gold Star families that joined us in celebration & remembrance," the tweet said. Melania, 48, had not been spotted since May 10, when she jo...Keep on reading: US First Lady Melania Trump reappears after ‘vanishing act’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

NoKor summit back on, Trump says after meeting Kim envoy

  US President Donald Trump said Friday he will meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un as originally scheduled on June 12 for a historic summit after extraordinary Oval Office talks with a top envoy from Pyongyang. Speaking after more than an hour of talks with Kim Yong Chol in the Oval Office, Trump told reporters that denuclearization -- and a formal end to the decades-old Korean war -- would be on the table in Singapore. But the US leader warned that he did not expect to immediately sign a deal to bring a halt to the North's nuclear program. "I never said it goes in one meeting. I think it's going to be a process, but the relationships are building and that's very positiv...Keep on reading: NoKor summit back on, Trump says after meeting Kim envoy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

Trump to receive Kim letter as nuclear summit takes shape

NEW YORK, USA – US President Donald Trump was to receive a letter from his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-Un on Friday, June 1, a much-anticipated moment as preparations for a historic nuclear summit gain pace. Kim's right-hand man, Kim Yong-Chol , was due in the US capital ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 1st, 2018

Top NoKor envoy to hold crucial talks in US about summit

SEOUL/WASHINGTON–A top North Korean official was headed to New York on Tuesday for talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the latest indication that an on-again-off-again summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may go ahead next month.   Source link link: Top NoKor envoy to hold crucial talks in US about summit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Summit seeks to build up one million savers by 2020

Makabenta said CoMSCA has been very effective in reaching the most vulnerable groups and has contributed towards encouraging financial independence of the marginalized sectors in communities to save and avail of credits for their businesses. Summit seeks to build up one million savers by 2020 TAGBILARAN CITY – Some 1,500 participants composed of local, national… link: Summit seeks to build up one million savers by 2020.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Big rebound: Cavs confident they can bounce back vs Celtics

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio --- They've survived amid turmoil for months, their season morphing into the NBA's most compelling reality show --- or, as some have called it, spectacle. The must-watch Cleveland Cavaliers have been hardened by the nonstop drama around them. So it's not a surprise they're calm despite trailing the Boston Celtics 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals. "We know what it takes," coach Tyronn Lue said. "We're down 0-2. No need to panic." "We know what we've got to do," added All-Star forward Kevin Love on the eve of Saturday's Game 3. The Cavs have been in dire straits before in the postseason. Just two years ago, Cleveland trailed 2-0 and then 3-1 in t...Keep on reading: Big rebound: Cavs confident they can bounce back vs Celtics.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018