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Who s who: Richest, poorest House members in 2017

The House of Representatives over the weekend released a summary of its members' Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth in 2017......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News8 hr. 47 min. ago Related News

DTI Bares Plans to Further Develop MSMEs

Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez bared future initiatives of the National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Development Council to further develop small businesses. “Guided by our MSME Development Plan 2017-2022, the council have outlined some programs to continue with our nationwide campaign of MSME seminars, Kapatid Mentor Me seminars, mentoring with Go Negosyo; […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: News11 hr. 0 min. ago Related News

Manny Pacquiao beats Lucas Matthysse and Father Time in latest win

The fire is back in the eyes and belly of 39 year old Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao who scored an emphatic knockout victory over Lucas Martin Matthysse to win his 11th world title at 2:43 of the seventh round Sunday afternoon at the Axiata Arena here. Proving his critics wrong, Pacquiao put on a clinic of sorts as he showed facets of his ring brilliance that were missing in his previous fights since 2009 where he last won by knockout. Before a screaming horde of fans led by the heads of state of Malaysia and the Philippines, Pacquiao was brilliant, fast and accurate with his timing and combinations, completely frustrating and flustering the former WBA king. "You have to love what you do in order to do what I still do as a 39-year-old fighter," said Pacquiao, who trained hardest despite his age, pushing himself to the limit. But this time around, his new team of mostly Filipinos led by chief trainer Buboy Fernandez, acknowledged his conditions and custom-fit a new training regimen that brought back the power and the speed, however diminished a bit. "Do I look old,?" asked Pacquiao laughing in front of the members of media at the post-fight press conference. Every masterful stroke dealt by Pacquiao befuddled Matthysse who secretly plotted to retire Pacquiao. "Not today," said Pacquiao, who was cheered on by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte who watched in the presidential suite with new Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. "Of course, it was an extra motivational tool for me to fight well and careful." Fernandez warned his ward not to be too confident when he knocked down Matthysse for the second round, the Argentine taking a knee at the end of the fifth round. "It might have been a trick. But we were ready for Matthysse," said a beaming Fernandez, who for the first time, acted as chief trainer aided by strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune and assistant Raides "Nonoy" Neri. Cutman Edgardo de la Vega was not much needed as Pacquiao was never in trouble. "We will take a rest for now before we decide what to do next," said Pacquiao, who goes back to work this week as the Philippine Senate opens its sessions. - RELEASE.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports19 hr. 0 min. ago Related News

Vive la France! And a lot of other nations, too

By Ronald Blum, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Antoine Griezmann's father emigrated from Germany, and the France forward's mother is of Portuguese decent. Paul Pogba's parents arrived from Guinea. Kylian Mbappe's dad is from Cameroon, his mom Algerian. Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bonded together with scions of families that have been French for generations, all for the rouge, blanc et bleu. And for only the second time, France is the World Cup champion. About two-thirds of Les Bleus' roster included players with immigrant backgrounds, a mini-United Nations of soccer talent. "That is the France that we love," Griezmann said through a translator after Sunday's 4-2 victory over Croatia ended the most exciting World Cup final in decades. "It's beautiful to see it." Griezmann's free kick was headed in by Mario Manduzkic for the opening own-goal in the 18th minute, and then he converted a penalty kick for a 2-1 lead in the 38th after video review spotted a handball by Ivan Perisic. Mbappe's speed led to the third goal in the 59th . He added a goal of his own in the 65th , at 19 becoming the second-youngest scorer in a World Cup final behind 17-year-old Pele in 1958. Vive la diversite! A day after Bastille Day, the party was on. "The diversity of the squad is in the image of this beautiful country that is France," midfielder Blaise Matuidi, whose parents are from Angola and Congo, said through a translator ahead of the match. France won on a humid night in Russia, with thunderclaps during play and a downpour during the trophy presentation. Quite different from that indelible summer evening at Stade de France in 1998, when fans in the arena and throughout Paris sang "La Marseillaise" until dawn and young teenagers drove cars while their intoxicated parents sat in passenger seats. People called that team "Black, Blanc, Beur," noting how white, black and North African players came together. Zinedine Zidane, a son of Algerians, headed in a pair of first-half corner kicks against heavily favored Brazil. Patrick Vieira, born in Senegal, fed Normand-born Emmanuel Petit for the third in the 3-0 win. This year's team was perhaps even more diverse. Defender Samuel Umtiti was born in Cameroon and backup goalkeeper Steve Mandanda in Zaire. Others descended from Algeria, Mali, Mauritania, Mococco and Senegal, plus Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. "There may be players who come from different origins, but we do have the same state of mind," Griezmann said. "We all play for the same jersey, the cockerel. For our country, we give everything we have. As soon as you wear the jersey, we do everything for each other." He scored the go-ahead goal after the first video review-created penalty kick in a World Cup final. During a delay of about four minutes that might have unnerved less-composed players. Griezmann told himself to pretend it was a league match. "Carry on and do the same thing as I normally do," he remembered thinking. At 27, he in his prime but in the penumbra of Spanish soccer at Atletico Madrid, toiling in a league that Barcelona and Real Madrid dominate. He led the 2016 European Championship with six goals and tied for second with four at the World Cup, three on penalty kicks, earning the Bronze Ball as third-best player behind Croatia midfielder Luka Modric and Belgium forward Eden Hazard. Griezmann kissed the trophy, knowing his generation will be revered in the same way Zidane, Petit, Thierry Henry, Lilian Thuram and Fabien Barthez remain renowned from Calais to Cannes. "From tonight on, I'm sorry for them, but they are going to be different," coach Didier Deschamps said. "Those 23 players will be linked forever, forever. Whatever happens — they might follow different paths, but they will be marked forever and they will be together thanks to this event." Griezmann, man of the match in a World Cup final, will be on posters throughout the republic, asked for endorsements, a mainstay of commercials. He will asked for autographs for the rest of his life. "I'm going to be in the history of French football with my team," Griezmann said. "We don't quite realize it yet. Our children will very proud to have our names.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports19 hr. 0 min. ago Related News

Pacquiao: Mitigating danger

Manny Pacquiao is the new WBA world welterweight champion, in the same workmanlike, humble excellent manner. He broke spirit with two knockdowns before a love-tap finished the Argentinian in the seventh round......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports19 hr. 47 min. ago Related News

Say ‘yes’ to the dress

JOHN HERRERA, the Filipino designer who was named Britain’s Top Designer in 2017, has just opened his eponymous flagship store at Edsa Shangri-La Plaza. There, 10 to 15 pieces of his off-the-rack bridal gowns and evening dresses are available......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: Finance20 hr. 34 min. ago Related News

State spending to sustain GDP growth

THE Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) sees Philippine economic growth sustaining its 2017 growth pace until next year on the back of government spending that will take up the slack from weaker private consumption and export growth......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: Finance20 hr. 34 min. ago Related News

Only 3 lawmakers not millionaires

The House of Representatives finally disclosed on Sunday the net worth of its 292 members in an aggregated list form, more than two months after the congressmen's April 30 wealth-reporting deadline. The list showed that Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reported P96.54 million in assets and P4.84 million in liabilities in 2017 for a net worth of P91.69 million. Based on the House's list, Alvarez was the 49th richest representative in 2017, one rank higher than the previous year. Below P1M The list also revealed that of the House's 292 members, only three reported a net worth of below P1 million. The House's poorest members were Kabataan Rep. Sarah Jane Elago (P75,800), Gabriela Re...Keep on reading: Only 3 lawmakers not millionaires.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 22 hr. 21 min. ago Related News

Duterte’s mood changes lead peace talks with Reds nowhere

[Editor's Note: President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his third State of the Nation Address (Sona) on July 23. The Inquirer looks back at promises he made in Sona 2016 and Sona 2017, and how he and his administration performed on those promises. We will also look at major issues that marked his two years in office in our #Sona2018 series.] Like a stormy romance, peace talks between the government and communist insurgents have always careened off the path to church. Peace in the negotiations has always depended on President Rodrigo Duterte's mood, although supporters of the effort to put an end to the insurgency that's been going on for half a century have not given up on their...Keep on reading: Duterte’s mood changes lead peace talks with Reds nowhere.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 22 hr. 21 min. ago Related News

Vive la France! And a lot of other nations, too

MOSCOW --- Antoine Griezmann's father emigrated from Germany, and the France forward's mother is of Portuguese decent. Paul Pogba's parents arrived from Guinea. Kylian Mbappe's dad is from Cameroon, his mom Algerian. Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bonded together with scions of families that have been French for generations, all for the rouge, blanc et bleu. And for only the second time, France is the World Cup champion. About two-thirds of Les Bleus' roster included players with immigrant backgrounds, a mini-United Nations of soccer talent. "That is the France that we love," Griezmann said through a translator after Sunday's 4-2 victory ove...Keep on reading: Vive la France! And a lot of other nations, too.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 22 hr. 21 min. ago Related News

3 billionaires in House of Representatives in 2017 - Rappler

3 billionaires in House of Representatives in 2017 - Rappler.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

OVERTIME, OVERPAID: COA questions Capitol’s overtime work policies

THE Commission on Audit (COA) called out the Iloilo provincial government for its lack of clear-cut policies on overtime work which led to unnecessary expenses. In its 2017 annual audit report on the provincial government, COA said: “the Iloilo Provincial Government does not have overtime work program nor written internal procedures on the rendition of […] The post OVERTIME, OVERPAID: COA questions Capitol’s overtime work policies appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

3 billionaires in House of Representatives in 2017

MANILA, Philippines – The number of billionaires in the House of Representatives rose to 3, based on lawmakers' 2017 Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs). A summary of the 2017 SALNs of members of the House of Representatives was released on Sunday, July 15. It showed that the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

Economic managers set UK roadshow for infra

Philippine economic managers are set to hold a roadshow in the United Kingdom in September to drum up interest from British firms to take part in the government’s Build Build Build program which seeks to promote infrastructure development......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceJul 15th, 2018Related News

Tom Petty box set coming in September

Tom Petty died in October 2017. Image: AFP/Timothy A. Clary A 60-track box set of music, including previously unreleased material by the late American singer, is due out Sept. 28, Billboard.com rep.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

WATCH: Nikon s Coolpix P1000 has a record-breaking 125x zoom lens

Nikon is causing a stir with its new Coolpix P1000, a superzoom bridge camera with a record-breaking 125x optical zoom lens. It'll be available from early September 2018, priced EUR1,099 (arou.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

E-vehicle industry sees 2018 as ‘tipping point’

THE Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) expects sales of electric jeepneys to hit 500 units this year, up from the 200 in 2017, with the group expecting a “tipping point” for the industry......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

PBA: Chan on ROS: 'yung Rain or Shine, I love that team'

Well, it finally happened. Jeff Chan's breakout game with Ginebra finally took place and it came against Rain or Shine of all teams. In Game 1 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup semifinals featuring the no. 1 Elasto Painters and the streaking Gin Kings, Chan had the hot hand, firing 21 points, 10 in the fourth quarter as Ginebra pulled away for the win. Chan shot 60 percent from the field and drilled three three-pointers, marking his best game in a Ginebra uniform so far. It's safe to say that the veteran sniper is getting more and more comfortable with his new team as his role gets better defined with each passing day. "Masasabi ko lang na medyo kumportable na ako, medyo nakukuha ko na pero not fully. The other day nag-usap naman kami ni coach Tim regarding sa role ko, so medyo nabigyan ng ilaw parang ganun," Chan said. "Parang ngayon alam ko na when and when not to shoot," he added. As for facing the Elasto Painters in the playoffs, the team where he won two titles and one Finals MVP, Chan says those are good memories. However, he's with the barangay now and its time to make new memories with his new team. "Basta ako masaya ako with my new team now. Masaya ako na I'm with Brgy. Ginebra," Chan said. "Masasabi ko lang, yung team na yun, yung Rain or Shine, I love that team. Maraming nangyari dun pero syempre kailangan mag move on. Kung saan ako present now, which is Ginebra, may goal kami dito," he added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 15th, 2018Related News

Top 10 richest House members in 2018

REP. Michael Romero of 1-Pacman party-list remains the richest member of the House of Representatives with a net worth of P7.29 billion, P282 million more than in 2017, according to that year’s Summary of the Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) released by the House over the weekend. Romero, the principal author of [...] The post Top 10 richest House members in 2018 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News

Japan the star of huge eight-month festival in France

The largest celebration of Japanese culture ever to take place outside the country starts this weekend in France. The eight-month-long festival "Japonismes 2018" features everything from prehistoric art to what the organizers bill as the first virtual reality concert staged in Europe. "It's the largest extravaganza of its kind ever held outside Japan," its director Korehito Masuda told AFP. Paris' most famous sites will become windows to Japanese culture during the festival. The Eiffel Tower will be lit up in the colours of the Japanese flag for the first time in September, while artist Kohei Nawa has installed a monumental hanging gold throne in the pyramid of the...Keep on reading: Japan the star of huge eight-month festival in France.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 15th, 2018Related News