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To ‘feed at the public trough’

The election fever is heating up, and it is time for a reality check. We need to know where we are in our electoral politics today. Most Filipino politicians have...READ MORE The post To ‘feed at the public trough’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2018Related News

FDA chief ambush, Binay vs Binay, Facebook | Evening wRap

  Today on Rappler: The convoy of Food and Drug Administration Director General Nela Charade Puno is ambushed in Lupi town in Camarines Sur Thursday, October 18. Senator Nancy Binay takes a leave of absence from the United Nationalist Alliance or UNA, following the ongoing feud between siblings Junjun and Abby Binay over the Makati mayoralty race. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and ........»»

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

PHILIPPINE AIRLINES | CEBU-MANILA | ECONOMY CLASS | AIRBUS A321-200 – Manila Video

Flight Report # 8 Airline: Philippine Airlines (PAL) Aircraft: Airbus A321-200 Registration: RP-C9902 Flight Number: PR1842 Flight Duration: 57 minutes ATD: 6:46am PHT ATA: 7:43am PHT Distance: 565 kilometers (351 miles) Airports: Mactan Cebu International Airport to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) Seat: 69K Route: Cebu to Manila Camera: iPhone 7 Plus Editor: iMovie for… link: PHILIPPINE AIRLINES | CEBU-MANILA | ECONOMY CLASS | AIRBUS A321-200 – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 18th, 2018Related News

San Beda now NCAA 94 top-seed after imposing will on LPU

San Beda University has had to wait a long time just to get back at Lyceum of the Philippines University in the elimination round. The Red Lions finally exacted their revenge on Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Centre, forcing the Pirates to play at their pace for majority of the matchup before falling back on their championship experience in the endgame for a well-earned 75-68 win. Robert Bolick, of course, spearheaded the attack and had running mate Javee Mocon as well as promising rookie James Canlas right beside him as the defending champions seized the top-seed for the Final Four of the NCAA Men’s Baskeball Tournament. As the top-seed, they will be facing off with fourth-seed University of Perpetual Help in the next round. “I’m happy that the guys played well today. Hopefully, we play more consistent in our next games,” head coach Boyet Fernandez said. It was Canlas’ layup that punctuated the 17-9 run that broke the game open and built up a 35-24 San Beda lead in the second quarter. Bolick and Mocon then joined in on the fun in the third, conspiring for a 12-2 rush that boosted their team in front, 51-33, at the midway mark of the quarter. The Pirates didn’t quit and ramped up the pressure in the final frame with MJ Ayaay’s fastbreak layup pulling them within 68-73 with 36.8 ticks to go. After Spencer Pretta turned the ball over, though, the Red Lions’ graduating guard made good on two free throws to put the game away. This is the first time in the last two years that Bolick and company have triumphed over their new challengers in the eliminations. “We’re happy we got this one and that the monkey is finally off our backs. Ang daming nagsasabing we cannot beat them,” their mentor said. In the end, the King Lion had 18 points, five rebounds, and two assists while Canlas had his own 18 markers and six boards. Mocon and Donald Tankoua both contributed double-doubles as well with the former finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds and the latter ending with 15 markers and 14 boards. More than that, however, it was the defense that keyed the defending champions’ big-time win. Indeed, the best defense in the league suffocated LPU to way below their 87.6 points per game and CJ Perez to way below his 19.2 markers per game. Perez only had nine points to go along with six rebounds, four assists, and three steals in this one while Mike Nzeusseu topped the scoring column with 16 markers and six boards. Unable to break free from their opponents’ suffocating defense, the Pirates sank to 15-3 and settled for the second-seed. They will be matchup up opposite Colegio de San Juan de Letran. BOX SCORES SAN BEDA 75 – Bolick 18, Canlas 18, Tankoua 15, Mocon 13, Oftana 3, Presbitero 2, Soberano 2, Nelle 2, Carino 2, Doliguez 0, Abuda 0, Eugene 0, Tongco 0, Cuntapay 0 LPU 68 – Nzeusseu 16, Marcelino JC 14, Ayaay 11, Perez 9, Pretta 6, Marcelino JV 4, Caduyac 2, Tansingco 2, Santos 2, Valdez 2, Ibanez 0, Serrano 0, Lumbao 0 QUARTER SCORES: 18-13, 39-31, 59-46, 75-68 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 18th, 2018Related News

NCAA: Perez, LPU excited to play in their first-ever Final Four

Last year, Lyceum of the Philippines University went straight to the Finals in the NCAA after sweeping the elimination rounds. This Season 94, after dropping three games against University of Perpetual Help, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, and San Beda University, the Pirates will have to go through the tough Final Four format before they get the chance to avenge their heartbreaking bridesmaid run last season. Second-seed Lyceum's situation may not look as pristine as last year's, but CJ Perez thinks going through the eye of the needle will be better for them. "Sa aming lahat, excited kami maglaro sa Final Four. And yun nga, mas maganda itong ganito kasi kailangan mong dumaan sa mga adversities na kailangan mo lagpasan ang Letran muna," said Perez as they are set to face the third-seed Letran on October 26 for the semifinals. This, even though in their game against San Beda on Thursday, the Pirates struggled with the Red Lions' zone defense. Perez who usually scores 19.1 points per game was limited to only nine points. When asked about it, Perez bared that he was not feeling good about his game right from the get-go. "Actually 'di yung sila yung naka-stop sa akin. Feeling ko sarili ko yung nai-stop ko kasi yun nga, pagpasok pa lang ng game, parang 'di ko ramdam na magaan yung katawan ko today. Feeling ko ang tight ko ngayon so parang pumasok sa utak ko tapos nawala ako sa focus," said Perez after playing his last eliminations game in his college career. San Beda led by as much as 20 points late in the third quarter, but Lyceum was able to inch within five points with less than a minute to go in the game. Ultimately, however, things didn't go their way as turnovers got the best of them. Still, Perez didn't point fingers at anyone. "Sa mga ganitong talo hindi kami nagsisisihan, wala kaming excuses. Siguro yun yung na build na culture sa Lyceum. Kahit na nagtatalo, walang nagsisisihan, walang excuses, kaya mas maganda mag move forward kung yun yung na build na culture sa amin," he shared. "Pero may bawi naman yan eh, 'di naman every game talaga Pasko eh. 'Di naman laging Pasko," he added. His game today may have been uncharacteristic, but he assures that come the semifinals, the CJ Perez that fans all know of will be back. "Andito naman yung tunay na CJ Perez. 'Di ko naman talaga mabubuhat yung team kung ako lang talaga. So kailangan lang mag work together. Siguro sabihin natin bad day siguro kaya ganun pero I'm okay naman," he said......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Finally, that LPU monkey is off of San Beda s back in NCAA 94

The last time San Beda University defeated Lyceum of the Philippines University in the elimination round was in 2016. Since that time, the Pirates have had the number of the Red Lions – again, in the elimination round. The traditional powerhouse finally got one over the upstart contenders on Thursday, imposing its will en route to a well-earned 75-68 win. This is the first time in the last two years that they have triumphed over their new challengers in the eliminations. For that, of course, San Beda is nothing but glad. “We’re happy we got this one and that the monkey is finally off our backs,” head coach Boyet Fernandez told reporters post-game. He then continued, “Everybody’s been saying that we cannot beat LPU so that was really our motto for today. Naging barometer namin yun and I’m happy the guys stepped up today.” Humble as always, coach Boyet deflected credit for the win to his boys. “I salute the boys and sana, we continue playing this well,” he said. In fact, the always amiable mentor even gave credit to other coaches. As he put it, “I do thank the coaches from other teams because I watch their games. I say how the two teams beat Lyceum so I think we got the cue from that.” Coach Boyet was referring to University of Perpetual Help and Colegio de San Juan de Letran, which both beat LPU before the Red Lions. “Ayan naman ang trabaho at saka ng scouting,” he said. Nonetheless, the defending champions still had nothing but respect for the felled foes. “It’s a tough game, they’re a really tough team. Good job to coach Topex [Robinson] and the rest of the LPU team,” their head coach said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Will they or won t they? DOF to review fuel tax hike suspension

MANILA, Philippines – Economic managers seemed to be united in proposing the  suspension of the second round of fuel excise tax hikes for next year. But a recent economic bulletin from the Department of Finance (DOF) suggested that the planned suspension may no longer be necessary. Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran said ........»»

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

'PHVote, fare hike, marijuana legal in Canada | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Vico Sotto, the youngest city councilor of Pasig decides to run for city mayor against the formidable incumbent. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board or LTFRB approves a P2-increase in jeepney minimum fare in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon. Canada legalizes marijuana regulating its sale and recreational use. {module 3998).....»»

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

October 18, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST Forecast Areas: Visayas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro Issued at: 6:00 AM, 18 October 2018 Valid Beginning: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is affecting Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao. FORECAST: Central & Western Visayas and Palawan will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to ITCZ. […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2018Related News

‘Cost-cutting or snubbing?’: Lolit Solis alarmed over her talents’ ‘unfair’ taping sked

Talent manager Lolit Solis, in her latest online musing, expressed concern for her talents' "unfair" taping schedule, as she sought an explanation from ABS-CBN's business unit heads. "Gusto ko manawagan sa mga unit head ng Channel 2 Salve." she wrote today, Oct. 18 on Instagram. "Kasi napapansin ko iyon mga alaga ko ang taping halos once a week lang, kung minsan nga marami na iyon 3 times a month. Kaloka ha, nakatali ka sa series ganun lang ang trabaho mo, 'di ba para naman unfair, lalo pag isa lang ang ginagawa mo." (I want to appeal to the unit heads of Channel 2, Salve. Because I've been noticing that my talents are only filming almost only once a week, sometimes three times...Keep on reading: ‘Cost-cutting or snubbing?’: Lolit Solis alarmed over her talents’ ‘unfair’ taping sked.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 18th, 2018Related News

THE RUINS OF MARAWI (1): A year after liberation, Meranaws await rehabilitation

By Carolyn O. Arguillas MindaNews and Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism MARAWI CITY (MindaNews/PCIJ / 17 October) -– The groundbreaking for the government’s ambitious rehabilitation of this city was supposed to take place today, the first anniversary of Marawi’s “liberation” from the Islamic State-inspired Maute Group that had laid siege on it last year. Last […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Fuel subsidy for PUJ on hold

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Wednesday said the Duterte administration is putting on hold the scheduled hike in the fuel subsidy program for the franchise holders of public utility jeepneys (PUJ). He said the postponement is in line with the suspension of the second tranche of fuel excise tax increase in 2019. “The Pantawid Pasada […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Lions, Pirates duel for Number 1 spot in semis

San Beda and Lyceum of the Philippines University gun for the top seeding as the two collide today in what looms as a sneak preview to the finals of the 94th NCAA basketball tournament......»»

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

CEU shoots for sixth straight vs St Joseph

Centro Escolar University shoots for its sixth straight win and the solo lead when it battles winless St. Joseph College of Bulacan today in the Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) Season 3 at the Olivarez College gym in Parañaque......»»

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

Facebook to demote stolen content on the News Feed

MANILA, Philippines – Facebook said on Tuesday, October 16, it will now downrank sites which scrape and publish stolen content on the News Feed. “Starting today, we’re rolling out an update so people see fewer posts that link out to low-quality sites that predominantly copy and republish content from other sites without providing ........»»

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

Pork barrel scam, Binay vs Binay, Baste Duterte | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Plunder cases on the pork barrel scam will not stop 3 former senators from seeking a return to the Senate in the May 2019 midterm elections. Incumbent Makati City mayor Abby Binay files her certificate of candidacy for reelection. Former foreign affairs secretary Alan Peter Cayetano files his certificate of candidacy for Taguig City-Pateros 1st ........»»

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

Dept. of Finance backpedals on fuel tax suspension

The suspension of the next increase in fuel excise tax may no longer be necessary given the declining price of Dubai crude oil in the global market, the Department of Finance said yesterday......»»

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

DoF: less pressure to put off oil tax hike

THERE MAY BE less pressure for the government to press on with its stated commitment earlier this week to put off an oil excise tax hike set in January amid signs that Dubai crude price -- Asia’s benchmark -- could in this final quarter average less than the $80 per barrel (/bbl) trigger price under the law for automatic suspension, the Department of Finance (DoF) hinted in a bulletin on Wednesday. The post DoF: less pressure to put off oil tax hike appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceOct 17th, 2018Related News

THE RUINS OF MARAWI: A year after liberation, Meranaws await rehabilitation

By Carolyn O. Arguillas MindaNews and Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism MARAWI CITY (MindaNews/PCIJ / 17 October) -– The groundbreaking for the government’s ambitious rehabilitation of this city was supposed to take place today, the first anniversary of Marawi’s “liberation” from the Islamic State-inspired Maute Group that had laid siege on it last year. Last […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

DoTr suspends 8 emission test centers

The Department of Transportation (DOTr), through its Investigation Security and Law Enforcement Staff (ISLES), filed a preliminary suspension order against the following Private Emission Testing Centers (PETC) for falsification of emission test results: 1. Carolina Emission Testing Center – Brgy. Maturanoc, Guimba, Nueva Ecija, 3115 (Effective 10 October 2018) 2. Cotabs Emission Testing Center – […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News