Supreme Court nominee accuser gets more time to decide on hearing

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee was on Friday, September 21, given more time to decide on testifying in the Senate – hours after the US president claimed her accusation could not be true. Christine Blasey Ford, a ........»»

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Professor speaks out about sexual assault by Trump Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON, USA – A college professor went public for the first time Sunday, September 16,  to accuse President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick of sexually assaulting her in the 1980s, prompting calls to postpone the nomination vote. Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University, initially detailed the allegations about ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 17th, 2018Related News

PHI rowers pocket four golds in ICF World Championships

GAINESVILLE, Georgia—The Philippines claimed two more gold medals in the 2018 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships here by winning the 10-seater and 20-seater senior mixed 200-meter races held at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park. Led by veteran paddlers Hermie Macaranas and Mark Jhon Frias, the Filipinos sprinted to the finish with a sudden burst of speed in the final 50 meters for a 50.46-second clocking in the small boat that drew admiration from their world-class rivals. France settled for the silver medal in 53.056 seconds and towed third-placer Hungary (53.158), host United States (53.463), Italy (53.9) and Germany (54.437). "On a shorter course such as the 200m, you need produce faster and powerful strokes to become successful,’’ said coach Diomedes Manalo after the Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragonboat Federation paddlers surpassed their medal tally in 2016 Moscow, Russia. The Pinoy paddlers followed exactly the game plan in capturing their fourth gold in the big boat, clocking 43.481 seconds to subdue Czech Republic (46.082) and United States (46.146).  Hungary placed fourth (46.791) followed by Germany (48.040) and Canada (50.242). Besides the four gold medals, the national team supported by the Philippine Sports Commission and Go For Gold has also pocketed two silvers in the small boat senior men’s 500m and big boat senior mixed 2000m race, respectively. "Congratulations to our dragon boat athletes for improving on their medal tally from their last world championship,’’ said Go For Gold top honcho Jeremy Go. "Despite all the struggle and adversity, our team has come out on top and continues to impress.’’ They defended the 20-seater senior mixed 500m title with aplomb after kicking off their world championship campaign with a convincing win in the 10-seater senior mixed 500m event. The Pinoy paddlers remain on track to secure another gold medal in the 10-seater senior men 200m on Sunday (Monday in Manila). Jordan De Guia, John Paul Selencio, Lee Robin Santos, Jonathan Ruz, Daniel Ortega, Reymart Nevado, John Lester Delos Santos will join hands with Christine Mae Talledo, Sharmaine Mangilit, Apple Jane Abitona, Raquel Almencion and Lealyn Baligasa in the big boat senior mixed 200m. Maribeth Caranto has been designated steersman and Patricia Ann Bustamante as drummer. During their world championship campaign two years ago, the Filipinos brought home three gold medals, one silver and a pair of bronzes. In the master division, the Philippines pocketed a pair of bronze medals in the small boat men’s and mixed 200m races.  .....»»

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

PHI paddlers capture two gold medals in world championship

GAINESVILLE, Georgia --- The Philippines quickly snatched two gold medals in record-setting fashion during the opener of the prestigious 2018 ICF World Dragon Boat Championships at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park here. The national paddlers from the Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragonboat Federation ruled the 10-seater senior mixed 500-meter event on Thursday (Friday Manila time), defeating race favorites Hungary and host United States by a significant margin. With drummer Patricia Bustamante and steerer Maribeth Caranto leading the way, the Filipinos clocked two minutes, 7.5 seconds to improve on their bronze-medal finish in the same event during the 2016 world championships in Moscow, Russia. Arriving second were the Hungarians, who timed 2:11.36 in a narrow finish to nip the Americans (2:11.86) for the silver medal in the biennial meet featuring the best 16 countries in the world of dragonboat racing. “They really wanted to prove something out there and they never lost focus despite the strong opposition,” said PCKDF president Jonne Go. The Filipinos struck a second gold medal just a few hours apart after dominating the 20-seater senior mixed 500m race again at the expense of Hungary and the Czech Republic.  They timed 1:52.58, impressively beating their previous race-winning clocking by three seconds two years ago in Moscow. The Hungarians clocked 1:55.09 and the Czech Republic placed third (1:55.14). “We never doubted the team’s ability to win. Once again, they showed the world that we Filipinos are world-class in this sport,” said Go For Gold’s Jeremy Go, who helped bankroll the participation of the PCKDF with the Philippine Sports Commission. It was a rejuvenating feeling for the Pinoy paddlers after they went home without a medal in the recent Asian Games in Indonesia where the organizers veered away from international standards by using shorter but heavier boats. Head coach Len Escollante said the Philippines is on track to capture a third gold medal on Saturday when the national paddlers, led by Hermie Macaranas and Ojay Fuentes, compete in the 10-seater men’s 200 finals. Joining them again are Mark Frias, Reymart Nevado, John Paul Selencio and Oliver Manaig. Women paddlers Raquel Almencion, Rosalyn Esguerra, Rhea Rhoa and Christine Talledo completed the cast in the small boat mixed category along with Bustamante and Caranto......»»

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

Fix it

It was interesting listening to President Duterte’s and Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo’s back-and-forth aired on television channels – last Tuesday and almost in the same breath, to Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, who, responding to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour’s question about criticisms of the IMF, said, “If the bath tub leaks, you don’t destroy the whole bathroom.”.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 12th, 2018Related News

More cases vs Garin, 36 others

More cases have been filed against former health Secretary Janette Garin and 36 others before the Department of Justice (DoJ) in connection with the deaths of pupils inoculated with Dengvaxia vaccine. Led by the Public Attorney’s Office, families of school children Clarissa Alcantara, Erico Leabres, and Christine Mae De Guzman,….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 30th, 2018Related News

Fiscal in Viral Traffic Scuffle to Answer MMDA Complaint: DOJ

A government prosecutor seen in a viral video while arguing with Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic enforcers after she was apprehended for illegal parking has been asked by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to answer the complaint filed against her. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Christine Villamora Estepa has already been directed to file […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsAug 30th, 2018Related News

Over spat with MMDA traffic constable

Gov’t prosecutor urged to respond to complaint A government prosecutor, whose verbal spat with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) went viral over the internet, has been asked by the Department of Justice (DoJ) to respond to the complaint filed against her. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said yesterday that Christine….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 29th, 2018Related News

Two Iloilo farms now PhilGAP-certified

TWO farms in Iloilo province are now accredited with Philippine Good Agricultural Practices (PhilGAP). Department of Agriculture (DA) 6 Regional Executive Director Remelyn R. Recoter awarded the PhilGAP certificates to Engr. Ed Roderick V. Cañuto of Ephrathah Farms and Engr. Ednar Caspe of Michelle Christine and Kristelbern (MCK) Farm on Aug. 20 at WESVIARC, Jaro, […] The post Two Iloilo farms now PhilGAP-certified appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsAug 21st, 2018Related News

HOAX: Fiscal in viral road altercation video shot dead

Claim: Christine Estepa, the prosecutor who was caught on tape arguing with traffic enforcers over an illegal parking violation, has been shot dead in their house in Caloocan. Her husband is supposedly in critical condition. The blog in its undated August post ran the headline, “Mainit: Piskal na nakasagutan ng MMDA, tigok matapos ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 18th, 2018Related News

Rachelle Ann Go, Christine Allado meet the queen Claire Foy

Filipino 'Hamilton' cast members Rachelle Ann Go and Christine Allado were in awe upon meeting the British actress who plays Queen Elizabeth II in the hit series up until its second seaso.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 16th, 2018Related News

Couple in viral video over traffic violations sorry but MMDA to file raps

A HUSBAND and his wife are facing charges after a viral video showed them arguing with officials of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) over traffic rules that they violated. Macky and Christine Estepa, identified as prosecutors of the Department of Justice (DOJ), appeared before the MMDA office along EDSA and apologized for the “heated… link: Couple in viral video over traffic violations sorry but MMDA to file raps.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 15th, 2018Related News

US transgender woman wins Democratic nod for governor in Vermont

Washington, United States --- Christine Hallquist won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the US state of Vermont on Tuesday, moving a step closer to becoming the nation's first transgender governor, US media reported. But she still faces an uphill battle in the general election, when she is projected to face Republican incumbent Phil Scott, who has been in office since 2016. "HISTORY MADE! @christineforvt just became the first trans/non-binary gubernatorial candidate from a major political party in American history!" tweeted the Victory Fund, an organization that supports LGBTQ candidates. Hallquist transitioned while heading the Vermont Electricity Coop, several yea...Keep on reading: US transgender woman wins Democratic nod for governor in Vermont.....»»

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

Girl, 13, missing in Olongapo river

OLONGAPO CITY: Search and retrieval operations continued for a 13-year-old girl reported missing after she and four others were swept away by the strong river current on Sunday as heavy monsoon rains pounded the city in the last two days. Mayor Rolen Paulono, confirmed that the search for Christine Traquina, 13, was continuing on Sunday [...] The post Girl, 13, missing in Olongapo river appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsAug 12th, 2018Related News

Main energy sources (by region)

By Christine Joyce S. Castañeda, Senior Researcher Coal accounted for half of electricity generated in the Philippines last year. It is the main source of energy in Luzon and Mindanao. On the other hand, more than half of Visayas’ power requirements is supplied via renewable energy. ALSO READ: • PHL to become ASEAN’s most coal-dependent economy […].....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceAug 5th, 2018Related News

Reorganization at Iloilo prov’l board

By: Herchelle Anne C. Cabarga A REORGANIZATION of committees at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Iloilo is in the offing after the election of the new presidents of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and Liga ng mga Barangay (LnB) federations. Vice Governor Christine S. Garin said on July 27, 2018 that they are already discussing changes in […] The post Reorganization at Iloilo prov’l board appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsAug 2nd, 2018Related News

Octavia Spencer to play inspirational millionaire in Madam C. J. Walker

Octavia Spencer is to lead 'Madam C.J. Walker'. Image: AFP/Anne-Christine Poujoulat via AFP Relaxnews Pioneering American businesswoman Madam C. J. Walker will be brought back to life in.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 1st, 2018Related News

How reliant is the Philippines on renewable energy?

By Christine Joyce S. Castañeda, Senior Researcher Renewable energy resources — which include geothermal, hydropower, biomass, solar and wind — accounted for 25% of the country’s power generation mix. Renewable energy-based facilities generated 23.19 million megawatt-hours (MWh) in 2017, up by 5.5% from 2016’s 21.98 million MWh......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsJul 31st, 2018Related News

Agravante, Hallasgo top Milo 42K race

Jeson Agravante and Christine Hallasgo ruled their respective divisions in the Milo 42K race event of the 42nd National Milo Marathon Manila. Agravante, a former Milo Marathon king, clocked two hours, 35 minutes and 10seconds, finishing almost seven minutes earlier than second-placer Erick Panique. Bryan Quinco crossed the finish line in third with a time of 2:43:59. In the women's division, Hallasgo, a Milo Marathon veteran, left the rest of the field in the rear-view mirror, registering three hours, five minutes and 14 seconds. Jho-An Villarma came in far second with the time of 3:14:28 while Cinderella Lorenzo came in third with 3:17:46. Agravante and Hallasgo, who also won P50,0...Keep on reading: Agravante, Hallasgo top Milo 42K race.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 29th, 2018Related News

Manila Milo Marathon champions seek SEA Games slots

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Milo Marathon champions Christine Hallasgo and Jeson Agravante boosted their chances of qualifying for the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after ruling the 42-kilometer race on Sunday, July 29 at the Mall of Asia grounds.  Former Milo king Agravante made a successful comeback as he clocked ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 29th, 2018Related News