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IT’S TEAM LEBRON! CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LeBron James was trading lob passes with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Catching lobs from former teammate Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback three-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a word. This mattered to James — and […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News10 hr. 15 min. ago Related News

Proposal to ease bank secrecy still a hurdle for general tax amnesty

SENATOR Panfilo M. Lacson on Monday said he will support the passage of a general tax amnesty bill in the 18th Congress, but noted that lawmakers may still be “wary” of easing bank secrecy laws, as requested by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in his veto message last Friday on this measure......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: Finance12 hr. 28 min. ago Related News

China’s leaders want more babies

BEIJING — Facing a future demographic crisis and aging society, China’s leaders are desperately seeking to persuade couples to have more children. But bureaucrats don’t seem to have gotten the message, fining a couple in a recent widely publicized case for having a third child against the strict letter of the law. The move has […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News22 hr. 41 min. ago Related News

Duterte veto: Coconut trust fund bill may be unconstitutional

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the much-awaited Coconut Farmers and Industry Development bill because he thinks it could be unconstitutional and it lacked safeguards against abuses. Duterte's message was sent to media on Monday, February 18, 3 days after Malacañang confirmed the veto. "After much deliberation, I ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2019Related News

Team LeBron rallies past Team Giannis in 2019 NBA All-Star game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- LeBron James was trading lob pass with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Lobs from Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback 3-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a word. Oh, this mattered. Team LeBron, down by 20 in the second half, finally got firing and went on to beat Team Giannis 178-164 in the All-Star Game on Sunday night. MVP Kevin Durant scored 31 points for Team LeBron, the one that James drafted and led to victory in the captain's-choice format for a second consecutive season. Klay Thompson scored 20, and James and Kawhi Leonard each scored 19 for the winners. Giannis Antetokounmpo --- the first-tim...Keep on reading: Team LeBron rallies past Team Giannis in 2019 NBA All-Star game.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 18th, 2019Related News

Duterte vetoes provision in new law for general tax amnesty

The much-awaited amnesty for taxpayers who failed to pay correct dues in 2017 and prior years will not happen in April, as President Rodrigo Duterte vetoed the provision in a new law pending the lifting of bank secrecy rules for tax purposes. Nonetheless, the Tax Amnesty Act of 2019 (Republic Act No. 11213), which the President signed last Feb. 14, kept the provisions on estate tax amnesty and amnesty on delinquent taxes, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said in a Viber message to finance beat reporters. "The President was constrained to veto the portion of the law covering the general amnesty because of the lack of provisions breaking the walls of bank secrecy, settin...Keep on reading: Duterte vetoes provision in new law for general tax amnesty.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 17th, 2019Related News

Suspected drug pusher, gun runner dead in Laguna 

SAN PEDRO CITY, Philippipnes -- Two more crime suspects were killed in a series of police operations in Laguna province over the weekend. In this city, Dionisio Corpin, who was allegedly involved in gun running, was killed in a reported shootout at about 2:40 a.m. Sunday in Barangay (village) Cuyab. Laguna police director Sr. Supt. Eleazar Matta, in a text message, said Corpin was shot during the shootout and died on the way to the Amante Hospital. In separate message, city police chief Supt. Giovannie Martinez said Corpin was also involved in robberies in Barangay San Antonio, here, and in Barangay Tunasan in adjacent Muntinlupa City. The police recovered from him a .45-...Keep on reading: Suspected drug pusher, gun runner dead in Laguna .....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 17th, 2019Related News

Duterte makes another HK ‘getaway’ trip with wife, daughter

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte went on an unannounced "weekend getaway" to Hong Kong with his partner Cielito "Honeylet" Avancea and daughter Veronica, nicknamed Kitty. Former presidential aide Christopher "Bong" Go confirmed this to reporters in a text message Saturday night. Go said the President flew to Hong Kong late Friday night and would return on Sunday. "Totoo po na pumunta ng Hong Kong si Pagulong Duterte na kasama ang long-time partner nya na si Ma'am Honeylet Avancea at anak nila na si Kitty para sa isang personal na biyahe," Go said. "It was actually Kitty who requested her father for the trip, as a gift. Nagawa na ito nila noon kahit nung Mayo...Keep on reading: Duterte makes another HK ‘getaway’ trip with wife, daughter.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 16th, 2019Related News

Enrique Gil grateful for girlfriend Liza Soberano, his most precious gift of all

Kapamilya actor Enrique Gil wrote a Valentine's Day message to his on- and off-screen partner Liza Soberano describing how lucky he is to have her in his life. .....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2019Related News

Duterte vetoes coconut farmers trust fund bill

  MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has vetoed the Coconut Farmers and Industry Development bill , plunging the fate of the coconut levy funds into uncertainty. The presidential veto was confirmed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Friday, February 15. Duterte's veto message has not yet been made available ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2019Related News

Commentary: The growing challenge of vaccination campaign in Philippines - Philstar.com

Commentary: The growing challenge of vaccination campaign in Philippines Philippine Star President Rodrigo Duterte, in his message at the ground breaking of a new hospital in Malabon City, expressed.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2019Related News

Amid measles outbreak, Duterte appeals for children’s immunization

MANILA, Philippines --- Amid a measles outbreak in the capital and other regions of the country, President Rodrigo Duterte has taken a direct hand in the information campaign that seeks to restore the public's confidence in the government's immunization program. In a short message aired over state-run PTV-4 on Friday, Duterte called on the parents to have their children vaccinated to avoid the highly communicable disease. "Mga kababayan, dumadami ang kaso ng tigdas at ang komplikasyon nito ay mamatay ka. Sa mga anak natin, bakuna lamang ang tanging paraan makaiwas sa sakit na ito," Duterte said. (Countrymen, measles cases are rising, and its complications are fatal. Vaccination ...Keep on reading: Amid measles outbreak, Duterte appeals for children’s immunization.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 15th, 2019Related News

Duterte signs rice tariffication bill into law

  MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the rice tariffication bill into law. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed this toINQUIRER.netin a text message. "Yes," Medialdea said when asked if the President has already signed the bill into law. The measure, which seeks to convert the quantitative restriction (QR) on rice into tariffs is set to lapse into law on February 15 if it is not acted upon by the President. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo also confirmed the development in a separate message. Farmers and the National Food Authority (NFA) have been asking for some changes to the bill. They are particularly seeking to t...Keep on reading: Duterte signs rice tariffication bill into law.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 15th, 2019Related News

Bangko Sentral charter improvement measure signed into law

MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure which provides improvements to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Charter. In a tweet Friday, Senator Francis Escudero, one of the authors of the bill in the Senate, thanked Duterte for signing the bill. "I would like to thank PRRD, the members of the Senate & House of Reps, as well as the Congressional & BSP staff, who worked tirelessly for the passage into law of RA 11211 w/c provides for far reaching amendments/improvements to the BSP Charter to keep up with the changing times," Escudero said. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirmed the signing of the law in a text message to...Keep on reading: Bangko Sentral charter improvement measure signed into law.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 15th, 2019Related News

Enrique Gil pours feelings for Liza Soberano in Valentine’s message

Enrique Gil pours feelings for Liza Soberano in Valentine’s message.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 15th, 2019Related News

Suspected drug pusher shot dead in Laguna buy-bust

    SAN PEDRO CITY, Philippines -- A suspected drug pusher was killed in a shootout with police during a buy-bust in Lumban town in Laguna province on Friday.   In a text message, Laguna police director Sr. Supt. Eleazar Matta said suspect Jon Jon Elca, a resident of Sta. Cruz town, drew out a .38 caliber revolver and opened fire when he sensed that he was dealing with an undercover police officer during the bust along Lagumbay road in Barangay (village) Lewin at around 1 a.m.   Police said Elca died after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds during the shootout.   Recovered from Elca was a sachet of suspected "shabu" (crystal meth) worth ab...Keep on reading: Suspected drug pusher shot dead in Laguna buy-bust.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 15th, 2019Related News

Message sent

TORONTO — Pascal Siakam isn’t pleased to be taking it easy over All-Star weekend and took out his frustration Wednesday night. Siakam scored a career-high 44 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, OG Anunoby scored a career-best 22 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 129-120 for their sixth straight win. “If he keeps […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2019Related News

Fire hits shanties in Laguna

SAN PEDRO CITY --- A fire broke out at a residential community in this city on Thursday evening. Supt. Giovannie Martinez, city police chief, said the fire started around 7 p.m. in Sitio (sub-village) Masayahin, Barangay (Village) San Antonio. The fire was raised to second alarm as firefighters struggled to put out the blaze. "Affected (houses) were made of light materials," Martinez said in a text message, although he said they still could not determine the number of homes razed. He said police are in the area to secure the families' belongings from possible looting. /je...Keep on reading: Fire hits shanties in Laguna.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 14th, 2019Related News

Opposition: May elections a referendum on Duterte

The midterm elections will shape up to be a referendum not only on President Rodrigo Duterte's three-year administration but also on the people's capacity to vote wisely, according to members of the opposition Otso Diretso slate. Sounding a message of resistance to the President's populist policies, the Liberal Party (LP)-led coalition launched its nationwide door-to-door campaign in Caloocan City on the first day of the election season on Tuesday. "We are the alternative candidates," civil society leader Samira Gutoc said at a press conference attended by all members of the team, except former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, who opted to kick off his campaign in his hometown...Keep on reading: Opposition: May elections a referendum on Duterte.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 13th, 2019Related News

'KicksStalker: NBA All-Stars break out specialty shoes for weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- NBA players once again will be sharing personal stories this weekend during All-Star festivities --- and using basketball shoes as a platform to get their message out. When Kevin Durant takes the floor on Sunday he'll be wearing pink Nike KD 11 Aunt Pearls shoes bearing the names of 59 cancer survivors with inspiring stories. Golden State Warriors teammate Stephen Curry decided to poke fun at his own mischievous nature with his shoe selection, unveiling the Under Armour Curry 6 "Coy Fish" colorway depicting the time he and a former college teammate found themselves in a little trouble for pulling a prank at a Japanese steakhouse. All-Star shoe fashion...Keep on reading: #KicksStalker: NBA All-Stars break out specialty shoes for weekend.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 12th, 2019Related News