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HOT OFF THE PRESS: The Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper Dec. 18-24, 2017

HOT OFF THE PRESS: The Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper Dec. 18-24, 2017.....»»

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Fewer jobless Pinoys noted in September

There were fewer Filipinos without jobs in September just but optimism over the availability of jobs in the next 12 months dropped, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed.   The Sept. 23-27 survey found joblessness at 18.9 percent, or an estimated 8.7 million Filipino adults who were without jobs, from June's 22.2 percent or equivalent to 10.5 million adults.   However, the adult labor force participation rate declined in the third quarter to 73.1 (an estimated 46.1 million adults) from 74.7 percent (47.1 million adults) in June.   The latest joblessness rate is lowest since the recorded 18.4 percent in September 2016.   The nat...Keep on reading: Fewer jobless Pinoys noted in September.....»»

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77 Iloilo farmers thank PRRD for new land titles

Rosena Malco, 74 (right) and Catalina Espano, 76 (2nd from right) received their certificates of land ownership awards (CLOAs) in a ceremony held on December 13, 2017 in Barangay Pulo Maestra Vita, Ot.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: News6 hr. 31 min. ago Related News

4 more Calabarzon mayors stripped of police powers

BATANGAS, Philippines – The National Police Commission (Napolcom) released on Friday, December 15, a new list of local chief executives in Calabarzon who had been stripped of their powers over the local police.  Ronald Banzuela, acting provincial officer of Napolcom Batangas, said Resolution 2017-611 was approved last November 29. On the list are: Lucena City, ........»»

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From power to prison: How 2017 changed the life of De Lima, family

MANILA, Philippines – Unexpected, unimaginable, extraordinary – that’s how opposition Senator Leila de Lima and her family described the rollercoaster year that saw the once powerful justice secretary land in jail. It was on February 24 when De Lima surrendered to the Philippine National Police over drug charges filed against ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News6 hr. 44 min. ago Related News

Rep. Garin denies pressuring Ubial

ILOILO first district Rep. Oscar “Richard” Garin Jr. denied pressuring former Department of Health secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial to buy more Dengvaxia or anti-dengue vaccine. In the Senate hearing on Dec. 14, 2017, Ubial revealed that Rep. Garin pressured her to allocate money budget in the 2018 budget for the additional purchase of dengue vaccines. […] The post Rep. Garin denies pressuring Ubial appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: News7 hr. 5 min. ago Related News

MIWD board okays P12.349-B water deal with MetroPac

THE METRO Iloilo Water District (MIWD) Board of Directors approved on Dec 15, 2017 the water utility’s P12.349-billion distribution joint venture with MetroPac Water Investments Corp (MWIC), according to MIWD legal counsel Roy Villa. “Now we are working out and preparing the papers and the documents towards issuance of the Notice of Award to MetroPac […] The post MIWD board okays P12.349-B water deal with MetroPac appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: News7 hr. 5 min. ago Related News

P40-M project seen to boost water supply in three districts

Water supply in the three districts of Iloilo City is expected to improve with the commissioning of a pipe laying project of the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) on Dec 22, 2017. The more or less P40-million project covers the laying of pipes in Arevalo, Mandurriao and Molo districts. This forms part of the short-term […] The post P40-M project seen to boost water supply in three districts appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Rookie cops top respondents in dismissal cases

ROOKIE COPS (those with the rank of Police Officer 1) edged out other ranks facing summary dismissal proceedings before the National Police Commission (Napolcom)-6. Of the 69 Western Visayas policemen facing summary dismissal cases as of Oct. 31, 2017, 20 are PO1s while 16 are PO2, 17 PO3s, 4 Senior Police Officer (SPO1), 2 SPO2s, […] The post Rookie cops top respondents in dismissal cases appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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W. Visayas’ most wanted man falls

WESTERN Visayas’ most wanted person was finally collared after 14 years. Antonio Aquino, 48, of Sta. Barbara, Iloilo, was arrested 2 p.m. of Dec. 15, 2017, in Marikina City. Members of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO), the Regional Intelligence Division 6 (RID-6), the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Manila and Marikina Police Station […] The post W. Visayas’ most wanted man falls appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: News7 hr. 5 min. ago Related News

DOT-6 backs 2 a.m. curfew on night spots

PEACE and order is a major tourist attraction in Iloilo City. Thus, Department of Tourism (DOT)-6 Regional Director Helen Catalbas said she supports Mayor Joe Espinosa III’s decision to end the nightlife in the city by 2 a.m. Espinosa issued an executive order on Dec. 14, 2017, directing the mandatory closure at 2 a.m. of […] The post DOT-6 backs 2 a.m. curfew on night spots appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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BoP to hit $1.4-B deficit in 2017 – BSP

The country will likely post a substantially higher balance of payments (BoP) deficit this year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas announced on Friday. Projections of a greater net outflow in the financial account could lead to an overall BoP deficit of $1.4 billion, officials said in a briefing, much higher than the previous forecast of [...] The post BoP to hit $1.4-B deficit in 2017 – BSP appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: 7 hr. 18 min. ago Related News

World Bank hikes PH growth forecast

The World Bank has updated its Philippine growth forecast for 2017, taking into account a stronger-than-expected third quarter expansion. The Washington-based lender now expects gross domestic product growth of 6.7 percent, up from 6.6 percent previously. The updated forecast, which falls within the government’s 6.5-7.5 percent target, is lower than last year’s actual 6.9-percent growth. [...] The post World Bank hikes PH growth forecast appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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4 more Calabarzon mayors stripped of police powers

The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has released a new list of local chief executives in Calabarzon who will be stripped of their powers over the local police. Calabarzon is composed of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon. Ronald Banzuela, acting provincial officer of Napolcom Batangas, said Resolution 2017-611 containing the list was approved on November [...] The post 4 more Calabarzon mayors stripped of police powers appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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FIFA suspends Brazilian soccer president Marco Polo del Nero

By Stephen Wade and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Marco Polo del Nero was suspended as president of Brazil's soccer confederation on Friday, two years after he was indicted in the United States on charges of wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy. FIFA said Del Nero was under an ethics investigation and has been banned for 90 days from all soccer activities. Del Nero fled Zurich in May 2015 when other FIFA colleagues were arrested. They included Jose Maria Marin, who was at the time the head of the Brazilian confederation, known as the CBF. Marin and two other South American soccer officials have been on trial in New York. Del Nero was indicted on Dec. 2, 2015. "As many Brazilians that love soccer, my hope is that he is banned for good," soccer great Romario — now a Brazilian federal senator — wrote on his Facebook page. "Del Nero has already had his crimes exposed along with those of other crooks like Jose Maria Marin, who is in jail in the United States, and (former CBF president) Ricardo Teixeira who is still on the loose in Brazil. They all used CBF to get illegally rich." Del Nero's lawyers said in a statement that he is going to appeal FIFA's suspension. They insisted there was no evidence against him. The attorneys labelled the ethics committee report "funny investigative speculations." They argued Del Nero took office as CBF president in 2015 and should not be linked to contracts from previous administrations. FIFA failed to ban Del Nero until Friday. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has been questioned about him in recent days. Infantino was photographed at last year's Olympics receiving a Brazilian soccer shirt from Del Nero, and reporters questioned him about Del Nero at the World Cup draw this month in Moscow. "So whatever comes out of these trials, we will deal with it," Infantino said of the U.S. investigation. "We have ethics committees, disciplinary committees. They will deal with these questions. It's not for the FIFA president to deal with them. We have institutions for that." Del Nero has not traveled from Brazil for several years, fearing arrest and extradition to the United States. Brazil has an extradition treaty with the U.S. but seldom sends its own citizens abroad for trial. Brazil's team is among the favorites to win next year's World Cup, but many doubt Del Nero will go there to support the team. The CBF appointed vice president Antonio Carlos Nunes to fill in for Del Nero and did not offer an immediate comment on Del Nero's suspension. Brazilian law does not ban private or commercial corruption. There needs to be a government body or official involved, or taxpayer money. Carlos Nuzman, the head of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, was arrested two months ago in Brazil, partly for trying to hamper an investigation into his Brazilian tax declaration. He was eventually charged with money laundering and running a criminal organization. Brazilian and French authorities say Nuzman helped channel $2 million in bribes to help win votes from International Olympic Committee members to stage the 2016 Olympics. Del Nero's name has come up in the U.S. corruption trial. Prosecution witness Jose Hawilla, a Brazilian sports marketing executive, testified Del Nero was among top South American soccer officials who needed to be bribed to secure media contracts to tournaments. In one taped conversation, jurors heard Hawilla in an exchange talk about a $900,000 payment apparently owed to Del Nero or Marin. Del Nero has also been openly criticized by Brazil coach Tite, who is credited with making the team a World Cup favorite. Tite signed an open letter opposing Del Nero before Tite was hired as coach last year. Since then, he has softened his stance but still opposes Del Nero. "This is the best way I can contribute to soccer, offering what I know," he said after being hired as coach. "The ideas of transparency and democratization remain as my principles." ___ Savarese reported from Sao Paulo......»»

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LOOK | UP Lantern Parade 2017 glares with social and political statements

Burning issues such as Metro Manila's unsolved traffic problems, human rights, and the violent war on drugs stood out in this year's event......»»

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77 Iloilo farmers thank PRRD for new land titles

Rosena Malco, 74 (right) and Catalina Espano, 76 (2nd from right) received their certificates of land ownership awards (CLOAs) in a ceremony held on December 13, 2017 in Barangay Pulo Maestra Vita, Ot.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News10 hr. 44 min. ago Related News

Armenia s Levon Aronian to take part in King Salman Rapid and Blitz 2017

PanARMENIAN.Net - World no.2 Levon Aronian of Armenia will participate in the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships that will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 26-30. Aronian w.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News10 hr. 44 min. ago Related News

Paskong Kapuso 2017: A celebration of sharing & thanksgiving

With all the parties, gimmicks and happy distractions that are part and parcel of the holidays, it’s comforting to know that families can come together at ho.....»»

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Mutya places second in Asia International model tilt

MANILA, Philippines — 2017 Mutya ng Pilipinas-Top Model of the World Hannah Khayle Ildefonso Iglesia finished second among 72 competing models in the 2017 As.....»»

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