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Benguet schools need relocation, rehabilitation

Officials of the Department of Education-Benguet said that two public schools in Itogon town need urgent relocation while 36 others need immediate rehabilitation work after Typhoon Ompong ravaged Luzon in September......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: News1 hr. 43 min. ago Related News

Ucab folk struggle to survive

After Typhoon Ompong, news on the tragic landslide, the relief and assistance from government and private institutions and the DENR's closure order field the the airwaves. Two months after the disaster, the people of Itogon continue to face the hardships brought not only by Ompong but by the national government's lack of comprehensive action to resolve the people's safety and economic wellbeing. These are some of their day-to-day struggles to survive that remain unknown to the public......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: News1 hr. 43 min. ago Related News

‘Moral panic’ targets Indonesia’s LGBT community

JAKARTA, Indonesia--- Indonesian Budi Ahmad used to live openly as a gay man without fear of becoming a target for violence in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation. Not any more. The country of 260 million is in the grip of a moral panic, with critics saying the vulnerable LGBT minority is being used as a political punching bag in the run-up to 2019 elections. Hardline rhetoric and a string of arrests have raised fears among the community. "There could be more persecution and we're scared that the public might become vigilantes," said Ahmad, who agreed to speak to AFP using a pseudonym. The 29-year-old, from a small town in the province of West Sumatra, said family ...Keep on reading: ‘Moral panic’ targets Indonesia’s LGBT community.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 7 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

LoveYourself opens three more HIV testing centers

LoveYourself Inc., a group promoting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) awareness, expanded its service through three new community centers. The organization said it would offer HIV counseling and treatment in three centers such as "LoveYourself Welcome" in Manila near Welcome Rotonda, Lily by LoveYourself x DIOSSA in Paraaque City and LoveYourself Whitehouse in Cebu City. According to Chris Lagman, senior director of LoveYourself, the testing centers are open to all -- not just residents of the cities where they happen to be located. "Anyone can come to any center. The idea of Love Yourself is to provide options to everyone. Some people who live in Mandaluyong may not come ...Keep on reading: LoveYourself opens three more HIV testing centers.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 19 hr. 30 min. ago Related News

U.S., China in APEC cruise ship clash on trade, influence

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (3rd UPDATE) – China and the US crossed swords Saturday, November 17, ahead of an APEC summit , dueling over protectionism, trade tariffs and "checkbook diplomacy" as they laid out sharply contrasting visions for the Pacific Rim region. In combative back-to-back speeches at a business forum ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News21 hr. 43 min. ago Related News

Tropical depression set to enter PAR on November 18

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – The tropical depression located outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) is expected to enter on Sunday afternoon, November 18. In a Facebook Live video shortly before 6 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News21 hr. 43 min. ago Related News

Live streaming platform NiMO TV comes to PH

Live streaming platform NiMO TV comes to PH.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechNov 17th, 2018Related News

Live updates: UAAP Season 81 Cheerdance Competition

Adamson University spoiled National University's five-peat bid in the UAAP Cheerdance Competition in 2017......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2018Related News

PVL: Fighting Warays try to stay alive in semis hunt

Tacloban’s semifinals bid now depends on fate. Though needing to pray hard for other teams still in the hunt for the last Final Four spot to drop their remaining assignments, the Fighting Warays, for now, must take care of the things they have control over. Tacloban is in a must-win situation when it clashes with upset-conscious Adamson-Akari Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.   Game time is at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream.  The Fighting Warays are in a two-way tie at fifth to sixth spots with idle Pocari Sweat-Air Force, sporting 5-7 win-loss records. PetroGazz, which will face Ateneo-Motolite at 6:00 p.m., currently occupies the fourth spot behind the semis-bound Lady Eagles, Creamline and BanKo. Tacloban needs to sweep its remaining games and hope that Pocari Sweat and PetroGazz drop all of their next assignments to advance to the semis. The Fighting Warays are coming off a week-long  rest after outlasting PetroGazz in five sets. But pressure will be on Tacloban’s side against a team with nothing to lose. The Lady Falcons have yet to capture the elusive victory after bowing down on their last 10 outings.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles     .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 17th, 2018Related News

PVL: Angels seek to boost semis bid vs. Lady Eagles

PetroGazz tries to add more separation from its pursuers for the last Final Four spot when the Angels meet an Ateneo-Motolite side looking to finish the elims strong Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Opening serve is at 6:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream.  The Angels are at solo no. 4 spot, holding a 6-5 win-loss record, but are still in a precarious position in the race for the last semis seat with Tacloban (5-7) and Pocari Sweat-Air Force (5-7) breathing down their necks. PetroGazz hopes to draw inspiration from its straight sets shocker over BanKo last week to subdue the Lady Eagles, who handed the Angels a painful five-set setback in their first meeting. A win will give PetroGazz at least a playoff for the last semis spot. But it will be a tough task for the Angels to accomplish especially with Ateneo-Motolite bent on claiming the top seed in the best-of-three semis. The Lady Eagles carry a 10-3 slate and were the first to advance in the Final Four followed by Creamline (9-2) and BanKo (9-3). Ateneo-Motolite beat Adamson-Akari last week.     ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 17th, 2018Related News

Peace Talks Update

Peace Talks Update.....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News

NBA 2K League to launch Asia-Pacific Tournament

The first season of the NBA 2K League saw players primarily from the United States fill up the rosters of the clubs. That could change in year two. Brendan Donohue, Managing Director of the NBA 2K League, revealed on the maiden episode of NBA 2K League: The Post Up, the league would have a special Asia-Pacific Tournament, with the winners becoming eligible for the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft. A Global Game 🎮🏀🌏 The #NBA2KLeague will introduce an Asia-Pacific tournament as we look to continue to grow the league around the world! pic.twitter.com/6JGJy81H58 — NBA2KLeague (@NBA2KLeague) November 15, 2018 "If you live in Asia, it's tougher for you to make the [2K] league because of technical issues or to be able to matchmake and find players to play with," Donohue said. "We're going to look to find 20 to 30 players from the Asia-Pacific region that will be invited to take part in this, based on their performance in combine, and also prior tournaments." The in-person tournament will have their winners become draft eligible in addition to the other players identified through the Qualifier and Combine, the 2K League added in a release. Details of the tournament, such as the date, have not yet been hammered out as of writing. If that's not enough to convince you that the 2K League has its eyes set on global competition, Donohue also hinted at league expansion beyond the 30 teams currently in the Association. "While we're focused on having all 30 NBA teams in the league at some point, and we know we will at some point, we think this is a global league," Donohue added. "And so we see there being franchises all over the world.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 16th, 2018Related News

Storm expected to enter PAR on Sunday – Pagasa

      A storm east of the Philippines is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   The tropical depression could make landfall over the Caraga region on Tuesday or Wednesday, weather specialist Gener Quitlong said in a Facebook live update.   It will likely reach a severe tropical storm status at its peak.   The weather disturbance was last spotted 2,310 kilometers east of Mindanao and based on its track, it would pass through the Caraga region, Central and Western Visayas before it exits through Pala...Keep on reading: Storm expected to enter PAR on Sunday – Pagasa.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 16th, 2018Related News

Saudis issue charges but exonerate crown prince in Khashoggi murder

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (3rd UPDATE) –  The Saudi government exonerated the country's powerful crown prince of involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi Thursday, November 15, as death-penalty charges were announced against 5 men and the US placed sanctions on 17 suspected of involvement. Riyadh prosecutors announced indictments ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News

PAGASA spots tropical depression outside PAR

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Forecasters are monitoring a tropical depression located outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). In a Facebook Live video past 5 pm on Thursday, November 15, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, ........»»

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

Ben& Ben, Itchyworms Jose Marie Chan serenade Shopee& rsquo;s 11.11 Live Jam

Ben& Ben, Itchyworms Jose Marie Chan serenade Shopee& rsquo;s 11.11 Live Jam.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: TechNov 15th, 2018Related News

UPDATE: UP drubs La Salle, ends 21-year Final 4 drought

THE University of the Philippines cruised to the Final Four for the first time in 21 years after sweeping De La Salle University, 97-81, in Season 81 of the University…READ The post UPDATE: UP drubs La Salle, ends 21-year Final 4 drought appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Nov 14th, 2018Related News

Palawan officials probe starfish-throwing incident

PALAWAN, Philippines – Palawan authorities are investigating an incident involving a group of still unidentified tourists who were photographed hurling live starfish into the air in a beach in the province. The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) said on Wednesday, November 14, that the members of the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2018Related News

Chance The Rapper, Cardi B, T.I. to judge Netflix hip-hop contest series

MANILA, Philippines – Missed watching the unscripted charm of live auditions and music talent searches on TV? Apparently, Netflix did, too.  For 2019, the streaming giant is bringing its first-ever hip-hop music competition series to screens with  Rhythm + Flow, a music and TV tie-up starring 3 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2018Related News

Young Pinoy booters cherish FC Barcelona experience

Ten lucky kid footballers took part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience of training in Barcelona, Spain under the tutelage of esteemed FC Barcelona Youth Academy coaches. The kids returned to Manila recently after their global training camp that ran from November 4 to 12 and happily shared their memorable experiences, meeting other young athletes from around the world and ultimately watching their football heroes play live. “We’ve made a lot of friends there and learned a lot of things from our coaches. It was a memorable experience for us,” said Jelena Loren Soon of Singapore School Cebu and a member of the USPC Panthers and Cebu Elite Girls Team, who was the only girl in the batch that flew to Spain through the joint initiative of FC Barcelona and Milo. Soon was joined by Lien Dale Manuel, Alexander David Villarosa, Breindel Medina, Heaven Andrei Teodosio, Tristan Ybanez, Juan Pablo Unlay, Dylan Wong, Carlo Bongocan and Daniel Cagaanan  in the press conference held for the kids on Wednesday.   The Pinoy booters were carefully chosen by an expert panel from Milo, Cebu Football Association and FCB Academy in Cebu from almost 240 participants in Cebu last September.   The junior booters were immersed in a series of training sessions both on the pitch of Ciutat Esportivo, the home of La Maisa, FCB’s youth academy, and in the classroom at Camp Nou. The Filipinos joined other young delegates from Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Malaysia, Maldives, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. There, coaches instilled to the young booters the Barca methodology of creative passing and attacking while underscoring the importance of positive values. The Filipinos also played a friendly match against young players of Fundacion Marcet Football Academy. The game was played in four quarters with the Pinoy representatives winning the final frame, 4-0.      But the ultimate experience for these young athletes was their exclusive training with former Brazil and Barca player and legend, Juliano Belleti, capped by watching Lionel Messi and Barca play live against Betis in their La Liga duel.       As an added treat, the kids were given a chance to visit the FC Barcelona locker room – a unique and unforgettable experience. “Milo hopes that these young delegates will continue to work hard and aspire to be the best version of themselves,” said Milo Philippines Consumer Marketing Manager. “We also hope that these kids can share their experience and learnings to help uplift Philippine football and build ambition for others to reach their dreams.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 14th, 2018Related News