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What the Divorce Law Means For Us

Yesterday, the Divorce Bill was passed in its second reading. It's now another step closer to getting implemented into law which is a good thing. We know there are those who are against divorce and how it destroys the sanctity of marriage, et cetera, et cetera. It's understandable, but people need to realize that this law will benefit couples who are in unhappy marriages. Our columnist B. Wiser said that people "get married with the best intentions,wishing it to endure as a happy, fruitful, and mutually beneficial union for as long as it reasonably can." However, when it goes awry, Filipinos have the option to separate from their spouses or to get an annulment. The latter is co...Keep on reading: What the Divorce Law Means For Us.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMar 16th, 2018

What the Divorce Law Means For Us

Yesterday, the Divorce Bill was passed in its second reading. It’s now another step closer to getting implemented into law which is a good thing. We know there are those who are against divorce and how it destroys the sanctity of marriage, et cetera, et cetera. It’s understandable, but people need to realize that this… link: What the Divorce Law Means For Us.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

What the Divorce Law Means For Us

Yesterday, the Divorce Bill was passed in its second reading. It's now another step closer to getting implemented into law which is a good thing. We know there are those who are against divorce and how it destroys the sanctity of marriage, et cetera, et cetera. It's understandable, but people need to realize that this law will benefit couples who are in unhappy marriages. Our columnist B. Wiser said that people "get married with the best intentions,wishing it to endure as a happy, fruitful, and mutually beneficial union for as long as it reasonably can." However, when it goes awry, Filipinos have the option to separate from their spouses or to get an annulment. The latter is co...Keep on reading: What the Divorce Law Means For Us.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Chinese quintet means business in Jakarta

For China, the FIBA World Cup qualifier is a mere training ground, but the Asian Games is a battle to be won......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

With Bitcoin sinking, crypto miners just dig deeper

With Bitcoin declining this year, you might expect mining activity to follow. That hasn’t happened. The combination of falling prices and a rising hash rate — which measures computing power — shows how complex the economics of cryptocurrency mining are. An increasing hash rate means Bitcoin mining is still profitable enough for many players to […] The post With Bitcoin sinking, crypto miners just dig deeper appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Cua to Lapeña: Donate smuggled rice from Thailand to DSWD

        A lawmaker has called on Customs Chief Isidro Lapea to donate the seized smuggled rice worth P125 million to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for the agency's relief operations. The call of Quirino Rep. Dakila Cua, chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, was made days after the Bureau of Customs (BOC) seized 2,500 tons of smuggled rice from Thailand that was consigned to Sta. Rosa Farms. "Nananawagan po tayo kay BOC Commissioner Sid Lapea na i-donate ang nakumpiskang smuggled rice sa Department of Social Welfare and Development para maipamahagi sa mga nasalanta ng baha," Cua said in a statement on Friday. "Malak...Keep on reading: Cua to Lapeña: Donate smuggled rice from Thailand to DSWD.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Imports to address inflation? Support farmers instead – Bam Aquino

MANILA, Philippines – Senate ways and means committee vice chairperson Paolo Benigno Aquino IV warned that rice tariffication and proposals to lower tariffs on meat and fish would hurt local farmers.  "We should be careful about tariffication, baka knee-jerk reaction na naman ito (this might ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Big-game Brooks: Koepka has 4 wins on tour, 3 majors

ST. LOUIS --- Just call him big-game Brooks. Not even Brooks Koepka can explain why he plays some of his best golf at the biggest events. The PGA Championship not only was his third major, he won two of the three majors he played this year and three of his last six. And it goes deeper than that. He has finished among the top 15 in 12 of the last majors he has played, dating to a tie for fourth in his U.S. Open debut at Pinehurst No. 2 in 2014. "More attention to detail, more mentally focused, more ... every shot really, really means something, " he said about his major performances. "Everyone on my team says I act a little different, the way I approach it. It's very down to a routi...Keep on reading: Big-game Brooks: Koepka has 4 wins on tour, 3 majors.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Duterte’s tag of Naga as ‘hotbed of shabu’ still being validated – officials

President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that Naga City is a "hotbed of shabu" is still under validation, according to Undersecretary Eduardo Ao, officer in charge of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). "The President mentioned that because still there are persistent reports of drug trafficking and drug operation in Naga along with Cebu so that means to say that we are actually directing our effort and focus to conduct anti-drug operations in Region 5 [Bicol Region]," Ao said during a press briefing in Malacaang on Wednesday. In a speech before businessmen and diplomats in Malacaang on Tuesday, Duterte tagged Naga City, hometown of Vice President Ma. Leonor "Le...Keep on reading: Duterte’s tag of Naga as ‘hotbed of shabu’ still being validated – officials.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Federer wins, Serena loses in Cincy tourney

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Roger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The day wasn't so great for Serena Williams. Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Peter Gojowczyk, and Williams was eliminated by eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 second-round loss. Federer and Williams were making their first appearance at the tournament since they each won the title in 2015. Williams opened with a straight-set victory against Daria Gavrilova. After a first-round bye, Federer extended his Cincinnati winning streak to 11 matches since losing to Rafael Nadal in the 2013 quarterfinals. "It doesn't feel like I have been away for so long here from Cincinnati," Federer said. "I guess the wheel keeps turning. It's not like I missed two years of tennis. It was a great pleasure to be back." The second-seeded Federer, refreshed from a month off after losing in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, became the tournament favorite when Nadal withdrew on Sunday night. Williams also was knocked out in her last tournament at San Jose two weeks ago after reaching the Wimbledon final. Cincinnati was her fifth tournament since she had a baby last September. She has dealt with blood clots and recently said she has been struggling with postpartum emotions. "You know, this is a long comeback," she said. "I just began. I just started — definitely at the very, very beginning. I'm getting there, and I'm going to just continue to work hard, and hopefully, I'll start winning more matches." Karolina Pliskova and Nick Kyrgios also advanced Tuesday in early tournament action. Pliskova moved into the second round by snapping a seven-match losing streak against Agnieszka Radwanska with a 6-3, 6-3 win. "It means a lot because it was against her, and, like, you know, I never beat her," Pliskova said. "We played so many times. I think I always played her at her best level the matches before, so it was always tough." Kyrgios, a finalist last year in Cincinnati, overcame physical problems to fight off qualifier Denis Kudla for a 6-7 (2), 7-5, 7-6 (9) victory. "This year has been tough," Kyrgios said. "I started the year very well. Then, obviously, I hurt my elbow. Then I had an ongoing hip injury. We have been definitely thinking about the options with my hip. You know, there is only so much you can do before you have to, you know, I guess, get surgery or something like that. You know, right now I'm just managing it." No. 11 seed David Goffin advanced with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Leonardo Mayer became the first player to reach the third round on the men's side with a 7-6 (7), 6-4 victory over 16th-seeded Lucas Pouille. Denis Shapovalov also reached the third round with an upset, knocking off 14th-seeded Kyle Edmund, 6-4, 7-5. Australian Open semifinalist Hyeon Chung won the last five games to beat Jack Sock 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. Sock has lost eight straight matches since winning in Rome on May 13. Two-time Cincinnati semifinalist Milos Raonic advanced with a 6-3, 6-3 win over qualifier Dusan Lajovic. Robin Haase also made it to the second round, defeating Filip Krajinovic 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina was tested by wild card Svetlana Kuznetsova before reaching the third round with a gritty 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-4 win. Sixth-seeded Caroline Garcia also reached the third round with a 6-4, 6-5 win over wild card Victoria Azarenka, but 12th-seeded Daria Kasatkina suffered a first-round upset at the hands of qualifier Petra Martic, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Elise Mertens scored a 6-4, 6-2 first-round win over Magdalena Rybarikova. Ashleigh Barty stopped wild card Marketa Vondrousova 6-3, 7-5. Maria Sakkari upset Indian Wells champion Naomi Osaka 6-3, 7-6 (8). Ekaterina Makarova cruised past qualifier Ana Bogdan 6-3, 6-2......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

'AskTheTaxWhiz: Issuing receipts

Do all VAT-registered businesses need to issue receipts? What about those food stalls that do not issue receipts? Yes. In fact, under Section 237 of the Tax Code, all businesses need to issue receipts or invoices for all transactions amounting to P100 or more. This means that small businesses are ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Threat from on high: Drones trigger race to boost air defense

PARIS, France -- From hand-held copters that zoom around the living room to high-speed craft offering the sensation of flying over the countryside, drones have won over legions of fans -- and are proving a growing challenge for security authorities. Experts say models readily available on the market can easily be turned into a "poor man's weapon", a remote-controlled bomb or a means of filming a site in preparation for an attack. "This is going to be the weapon of choice for those who feel that they are technically outmatched in other areas," said Todd Humphreys, an engineering professor at the University of Austin in Texas who specializes in drone research. Already the list...Keep on reading: Threat from on high: Drones trigger race to boost air defense.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

LGUs raise issue on local business tax amnesty provision

The House Committee on Ways and Means is closer to approving the substitute bill of Package 1B of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, but will take a stop over due to issues on the Real Property and Local Business Tax Amnesty provisions. Quirino Rep. Dakila Carlo E. Cua said on Tuesday, […] The post LGUs raise issue on local business tax amnesty provision appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

National 3x3 team will not be at the mercy of ball clubs says chief backer

The team Chooks-to-Go is trying to build will be on-call pretty much anytime as long as it's about representing the Philippines in international competitions. The chief Gilas backer announced Tuesday that it's working on creating a full-time national 3x3 team with the goal of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. [Related: Plan to form dedicated 3x3 national team already in motion] And when Chooks says full-time national team, it means full-time national team. In light with the persisting issue of Gilas having trouble securing players to play in international tournaments, this dedicated 3x3 team will have no such problems as assured by Chooks' big boss himself. "The whole point of our investment sa sports, hindi lang dahil mahal namin ang basketball. Our primary agenda is to restore our spirit of nationalism na nawala na. If you talk to the UAAP, to the pro leagues, parang hindi na nahihiya yung mga tao ngayon to refuse to represent the country," Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. President Ronald Mascarinas said. "Yung bang local tournament ng collegiate o sa pro is more important than to serve the country? We keep on compromising. Yung compromise natin is hindi na nahihiya yung mga leaders natin to refuse to serve the country. We will be a nation of pasaway if magtuloy pa ito," he added. In a strong message, Mascarinas says he wants to change that culture. In essense he doesn't want the national team to be at the mercy of ball clubs which is why PBA players might not see action in the 3x3 national team, which has Kobe Paras for the time being. "I really take personal offense na ang lalakas ng loob nila na magpaalam ka. Narinig lang nila that we need to send representatives, sana mag-offer sila ng available na player. Pero hindi nangyayari yun. We want to change that culture," Mascarinas said. "We want to full-time engagement. Sa tingin ko if they are full-time PBA players, we will be at the mercy of the clubs again," he added. The national 3x3 team backed by Chooks-to-Go is set to embark on a grand plan of qualifying to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. To complete the pool of players, there will be a series of tournaments and tryouts all across the country. "This is a good opportunity for everybody. Yung tryouts na ito, even yung out-of-school youth in the barangay-level, puwede sila mag-try out. Itong programa na ito will bring out the best among our dreamers," Mascarinas said.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Carmelo Anthony joins Rockets

HOUSTON, USA – Carmelo Anthony, who is coming off the lowest scoring season of his career, signed a one-year contract with the Houston Rockets on Monday, August 13. The deal is worth a reported $2.4 million and means the former all-star forward will be joining his fourth NBA team in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Coach Joe overseeing Pasaol’s transformation into a beast

Unlike De La Salle University and University of Sto. Tomas, who also have new coaches, University of the East will have a Mythical Team member fronting its new era. Alvin Pasaol, who famously scored 49-points in a game last season in the UAAP, will be playing two more years for the Red Warriors. That means that new mentor Joe Silva will have a top five player in his first year as at the helm for UE – as compared to Louie Gonzales with the Green Archers and Aldin Ayo with the Growling Tigers who wont' have that luxury.  Of course, Silva recognized how big is it to have somebody like that. “Siyempre, it helps na may Mythical 5 kami na go-to-guy,” he said of his main man who averaged 20.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 1.6 assists last year. Still, UE’s new head coach, who knows a thing or two about top players, said we haven’t seen the best of Pasaol just yet. As he put it: “Alvin, for me, hasn’t reached his potential yet. Tip of the iceberg pa lang yan.” During his time as coach of the Ateneo De Manila Blue Eaglets, Silva had a hand in the development of the likes of Thirdy Ravena, Nieto twins Matt and Mike, SJ Belangel, Dave Ildefonso, and Kai Sotto. As such, he went on to point out that his new top gun, well-known for his big body, could do much more with better conditioning. “I want him to get stronger. Isipin niyo, he’s kind of on the pudgy side, tapos andami na niyang nagagawa,” he said. He then continued, “Paano pa kung kundisyon? He’ll be a beast.” A toned and tireless Alvin Pasaol? Could he score more than 49 points in a game? For his part, Pasaol said he’s ready and raring to answer his mentor’s challenge. “Sinasabi nga ni coach Joe na kailangang totally fit ako. Agree naman akong kailangan kong pumayat kahit konti para mas shifty pa akong gumalaw at mas kayang tumalon,” he said. That doesn’t mean, however, that the 49-point man we all have come to love is going away. “Kahit pumayat, ‘di naman mawawala yun. Siguro, mas lalo ko lang i-eenhance ginagawa ko para rin ma-break ko yung record ko,” he said. Along with the weight, though, Pasaol said he’s aiming to take the reins of leadership for the new-look Red Warriors. “Yung leadership, yun yung gusto kong ma-achieve ngayon. Gusto ko, lahat ng teammates ko, papagalingin ko,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

MMDA lifts number coding scheme — report

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) lifted the number coding traffic scheme for Monday because of bad weather, according to a radio report. This means that vehicles with plate numbers ending in 1 and 2 can travel. The MMDA announcement, however, does not include Makati and Las Piñas. Heavy rains, induced by the southwest monsoon, [...] The post MMDA lifts number coding scheme — report appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

MMDA lifts number coding scheme — report

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) lifted the number coding traffic scheme for Monday because of bad weather, according to a radio report. This means that vehicles with plate numbers ending in 1 and 2 can travel. The MMDA announcement, however, does not include Makati and Las Piñas. Heavy rains, induced by the southwest monsoon,… link: MMDA lifts number coding scheme — report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

NDRRMC on red alert due to monsoon rain, floods

MANILA, Philippines – The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) went on red alert on Sunday morning, August 12, after the enhanced southwest monsoon triggered heavy rain and massive floods in Metro Manila and Rizal. Red alert means "regular duty personnel and Operations Service Alert teams" must be on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

BLOGTABLE: Team with the biggest turnaround in 2018-19 will be?

NBA.com blogtable Which team do you predict will have the biggest turnaround in 2018-19? * * * David Aldridge: Memphis. The Grizzlies had a great offseason (as I detailed in my 1-30 summer rankings) and they could easily double their 22 wins from last season. Mike Conley, Jr.'s return is most important of course, but the infusion of both talent and toughness from both the Draft and free agency/trades will revitalize the team just as much. The Grizz no longer will be held hostage by Chandler Parsons' status on a given night; they should be able to go eight deep with ease going forward whether or not he can contribute. Tas Melas: The Grizzlies. They had a very solid under-the-radar offseason, adding Kyle Anderson, Garrett Temple, and Jaren Jackson Jr. But more importantly, they are getting back two of the best at their positions: Marc Gasol and Mike Conley. Yes, Gasol was there last season, but he was not himself with all the “T-word” that was going on. And Conley is one of the best guards in the game. The Grizz were 5-2 to start 2017-18 with Conley. Are you seriously bringing up the Grizzlies’ record after seven games?! I gotta remind people of how good their core is after a 22-win season. Before whatever last year was, Memphis made the playoffs seven straight seasons. Shaun Powell: The Memphis Grizzlies, by a hair over the Lakers. How can they not distance themselves from a 22-win season, especially with a healthy Mike Conley and a much better performance from Marc Gasol? And that doesn't mean the Grizzlies will make the playoffs, so let's keep it in the right context. But a leap of 15 or 17 wins sounds reasonable for a team that was a mess a year ago without Conley. John Schuhmann: LeBron James' last two moves produced win increases of 11 games with Miami in 2010-11 and 20 games with Cleveland in 2014-15, but those teams (were in the East and) added additional All-Stars (Chris Bosh and Kevin Love) who fit better with James than any of the other players that the Lakers added this summer. Still, L.A. has a young core that should be improved and is the only team that looks 10 wins better than it was last season. Memphis, with a healthy Mike Conley and the addition of some vets that will defend, has a chance. Sekou Smith: The Lakers.No one signals a shift in a team's fortunes the way LeBron James does. And adding him to the mix in Lakerland means the bottom line in L.A. is at least a double-digit improvement in the win column, if we're going by LeBron's track record when he relocates. The scrutiny on these Lakers should be epic, rivaling the traveling circus that was the Miami Heat in the first year of the "Heatles" (LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh) era. Think about the mix of youngsters and veterans the Lakers have put together and tell me they wouldn't make up the cast of the best reality show of all time. The drama should be non-stop and as robust as we've seen in any training camp in years. But if things hold true to the way LeBron has navigated both of his previous relocations, there's at least a 10-game improvement in the win column on the way as well......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Russian PM strongly warns US against ramping up sanctions

Russia's prime minister sternly warned the United States on Friday against ramping up sanctions, saying that Moscow will retaliate with economic, political and unspecified "other" means......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018