Advertisements


Hontiveros: This is not a lottery, countries don t win seats on the UN Human Rights Council

October 15, 2018. Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros today condemned the Duterte government’s statement that the Philippines “won a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC),” saying it is “grossly misleading and hypocritical.” It was reported that outgoing Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano… Source link link: Hontiveros: This is not a lottery, countries don't win seats on the UN Human Rights Council.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: 53 min. ago Related News

Duterte on illegal drugs, lotto winners, Facebook breach | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte says the Chinese should not be immediately blamed for illegal drugs in the Philippines. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office says two winners will share the P1.18-billion Ultra Lotto 6/58 prize. Facebook says hackers accessed personal data of 29 million users in a breach at the world's leading social network. {module 3998}.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News3 hr. 19 min. ago Related News

October 15, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST Forecast Areas: Visayas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro Issued at: 6:00 AM, 15 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: Visayas, and Palawan will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to ITCZ. Occidental Mindoro will […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: News4 hr. 19 min. ago Related News

Seahawks roll behind Wilson s 3 TDs; Raiders QB Carr injured

By Zac Boyer, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jaron Brown saw teammate David Moore go tumbling over the temporary video advertising boards. At no point was he concerned about his well-being. "Any time you catch a touchdown (pass), I don't think you're worried about what happens after," Brown said. Quarterback Russell Wilson threw touchdown passes to Brown, Moore and Tyler Lockett, and the Seahawks rolled to a 27-3 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at Wembley Stadium. Chris Carson rushed for 59 yards and rookie Rashaad Penny gained an additional 43 for the Seahawks (3-3), who played to a vociferously supportive crowd — a London-record 84,922 were in attendance — despite the Raiders (1-5) being the designated home team. Oakland quarterback Derek Carr left the game with an apparent left arm injury with 8:52 remaining in the fourth quarter after the last of his six sacks. He did not have the chance to return because the Seahawks ran out the clock. Carr went 23 for 31 for 142 yards and was hit by Jarran Reed on third down and immediately grabbed his upper left arm as he sat up before being helped to the sideline for evaluation. Coach Jon Gruden said afterward that Carr, who would have been dropped twice more had the Seahawks not been penalized on those plays, was angling to return but backup AJ McCarron would have entered. "Just too much fire today," Gruden said. "Too much fire today around the quarterback." Wilson, who completed 17 of 23 attempts for 222 yards with an interception, connected with Brown for a 5-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, a 19-yard touchdown pass to Moore in the second and a 10-yard touchdown pass to Lockett in the fourth. After picking up a low snap, Wilson faked a throw and stepped forward, then made a throw to Moore over Daryl Worley. Moore punctuated his touchdown, his third in the Seahawks' past two games, by accidentally crashing into the screens set up around the field. "I kind of saw it at the last second, but I didn't think it was that hard until I hit it," Moore said. Former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, playing in his first game against his former team, was held to 45 yards on 13 carries as the Raiders unsuccessfully turned to Carr and their passing game to try to catch Seattle. Oakland even made it a point to try to establish Lynch early with three consecutive carries, but he gained 2 yards on a carry, 2 more yards on another and then lost 3 yards before a punt. "We ran three different types of runs and all three of them were rejected," Gruden said. "We wanted to get him in the game, we wanted to get him established. That was the beginning of the game, and after that, we were trying to make a first down and survive. It wasn't pretty." Matt McCrane, who missed a 48-yard field-goal attempt wide left in the second quarter, made one from 43 yards with 8:30 remaining as the Raiders avoided their first shutout since 2014 and the third at Wembley in the past four games. BALDWIN BACK Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin, held to one catch for 1 yard in the loss to the Los Angeles Rams last week, rebounded with team highs of six catches and 91 yards against the Raiders. Baldwin missed two games earlier this season after injuring the medial collateral ligament in his right knee in the season opener and insisted that the low output was not related to his injury. CLOSE TO HOME Sebastian Janikowski, who joined the Seahawks in the offseason after 17 seasons with the Raiders, made field goals of 44 and 26 yards. It was the second time Janikowski, who was born in Poland and moved to the United States as a teenager, played in London but the first time he converted a field goal attempt. INJURIES Seattle: CB Tre Flowers left the game with muscle cramps with 4:08 left in the third quarter. TE Nick Vannett (back) was inactive despite coach Pete Carroll saying on Friday he would play. Oakland: In addition to Carr, WR Amari Cooper (concussion) left the game with 13:40 remaining in the second quarter after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald. LG Joe Feliciano, starting for Kelechi Osemele (knee), left the game late in the second quarter with a rib injury and did not return, and WR Seth Roberts (concussion) left with 11 minutes remaining. UP NEXT Seattle: Travel to face the Detroit Lions on Oct. 28 after a bye week. Oakland: Will host the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 28, also after a bye......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports9 hr. 6 min. ago Related News

Ryan throws 3 TD passes, Falcons hold off Bucs 34-29

By Paul Newberry, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — After Matt Ryan and Jameis Winston traded touchdown pass after touchdown pass, it came down to a few wacky flips near the goal line. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers nearly pulled off a miracle. But, in the end, the Atlanta Falcons finally got a much-needed victory to bounce their way. Ryan threw for 354 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons snapped a three-game losing streak, holding off Tampa Bay 34-29 Sunday in Winston's return as the Bucs' starter. The Falcons (2-4) scored on their first three possessions and held off a wild comeback by Tampa Bay (2-3), avoiding their first 1-5 start since 2007. The Bucs lost their third in a row. "It was all hands on deck," Atlanta coach Dan Quinn said. Especially on the final play . Winston and the Bucs drove to the Atlanta 21 but were out of timeouts. With the Falcons dropping nearly everyone toward the end zone, expecting a pass, Winston took the snap and darted straight up the middle of the field. When he was about to be tackled at the 10, he pitched the ball toward receiver Adam Humphries, who was so intent on going for the winning score he couldn't hang on. The ball skipped to Mike Evans, who blindly flung it in the direction of DeSean Jackson along the sideline at the 5. Jackson might've had a chance to dive for the end zone, but he couldn't come up with another bouncing ball. It rolled harmlessly out of bounds to end the game. Jackson ripped off his helmet and kicked the pylon in disgust on his way to the locker room. "The play is a play you run once," tight end O.J. Howard said. "It was a great call. We almost got it." Winston, who was suspended for the first three games of the season and came off the bench in Week 4, threw for 395 yards and four TDs. His performance, though, was marred by a pair of interceptions, one a deep ball that was picked off at the Atlanta 1 and a deflected pass in the end zone that ricocheted high in the air and was grabbed by Brian Poole to deny a red-zone scoring chance. Ryan's three TD passes gave him 274 in his career, passing Joe Montana for 16th on the career list. "Obviously it's very special any time your name is brought up with Joe's," Ryan said. "But I'm more excited about the win." He also had a big scramble on third-and-9, powering for a 13-yard gain that set up his final scoring pass. Quinn made a gutsy call with just over a minute remaining, sending on Matt Bryant to attempt a 57-yard field goal with Atlanta clinging to a 31-29 lead. Bryant's kick just cleared the crossbar, extending the Falcons' lead. The 43-yard-old Bryant put everything into the kick and immediately grabbed his right hamstring before hobbling off the field. Quinn's decision forced the Bucs to go for a touchdown. "I can't say enough about Matt Bryant and the kick he had," Quinn gushed. "He's definitely one of the most mentally tough players I've had a chance to coach." JULIO'S DAY Julio Jones went another game without a touchdown catch. The Falcons didn't mind a bit. Jones had 10 receptions for 143 yards — his third 100-yard game of the season — and constantly drew attention away from his teammates. That allowed Austin Hooper, Mohamed Sanu and Tevin Coleman to haul in scoring passes. Jones has gone 11 straight regular-season games without a TD since a Nov. 26, 2017, victory over Tampa Bay, when he had two scoring catches. BUC-KLING DOWN The beleaguered Tampa Bay defense, which is guided by former Falcons coach Mike Smith, was shredded in the first half for three touchdowns, a last-second field goal and 275 yards. It showed a bit of improvement after the break, actually forcing Atlanta to punt on three straight possessions. But, with the game on the line, the Bucs surrendered a 75-yard drive capped by Ryan's 6-yard TD pass to Coleman and a 36-yard possession that set up Bryant's long field goal. Tampa Bay came into the game allowing 34.75 points per game, more than any team in the league. INJURY REPORT Atlanta's receiving corps took a beating. Calvin Ridley, who was leading the Falcons with six touchdown catches, went out in the first half with an ankle injury and didn't return. Sanu was sidelined in the second half with a hip problem after hauling in a 35-yard touchdown pass. The loss of two receivers forced the Falcons to give more playing time to Justin Hardy, Marvin Hall and Russell Gage. Hardy had three catches and Gage came up with a big catch on Atlanta's touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. The Bucs lost defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who walked slowly off the field in the fourth quarter with an undisclosed injury. Also, cornerback Ryan Smith was evaluated for a possible concussion. UP NEXT Buccaneers: Return home next Sunday to host the Cleveland Browns (2-3-1). Falcons: Host the struggling New York Giants (1-5) on Monday, Oct. 22, to close out a stretch of five home games in the first seven weeks of the season......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports9 hr. 6 min. ago Related News

Bong Go launches 14th Malasakit Center in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Oct. 14 -- Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go today said that as part of the Duterte administration's promise of real change, the government is.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News11 hr. 18 min. ago Related News

Bong Go launches 14th Malasakit Center in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Oct. 14 -- Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go today said that as part of the Duterte administration's promise of real change, the government is.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: News11 hr. 52 min. ago Related News

Comelec sees surge in COC filers today - Philippine Star

Comelec sees surge in COC filers today - Philippine Star.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: News14 hr. 18 min. ago Related News

DOF to suspend fuel tax hike

The scheduled increase of excise taxes on diesel and gasoline next year is expected to be suspended as global prices of crude oil are expected to exceed $80 per barrel in the last quarter of the year, according to Department of Finance (DOF) officials......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News17 hr. 5 min. ago Related News

Comelec sees surge in COC filers today

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is expecting an influx of candidates filing their certificates of candidacy (COCs) for the May 2019 midterm elections starting today......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News17 hr. 5 min. ago Related News

AP Explains: What’s known about Saudi writer’s disappearance

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates --- Veteran Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared over a week ago while on a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, sparking an international uproar involving the kingdom, Turkey and the United States that remains unresolved until today. Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor, had written columns critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom's stalemated war in Yemen and its crackdown on activists and businessmen. Turkish officials say they fear a team of Saudi agents killed and dismembered Khashoggi, and have released surveillance footage of the alleged perpetrators and mysterious movements outside the consulate on Oct....Keep on reading: AP Explains: What’s known about Saudi writer’s disappearance.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 19 hr. 6 min. ago Related News

PVL: Lady Eagles weather Lady Falcons upset scare for back-to-back wins

Ateneo-Motolite survived an upset scare from a very game Adamson-Akari, 17-25, 25-23, 25-20, 21-25, 15-12, on Sunday to score back-to-back wins in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Kat Tolentino stepped up big time in the deciding set, scoring six points in the frame to help the Lady Eagles improve to 4-1 win-loss record at second spot behind unbeaten BanKo (5-0). Tolentino scattered 28 points off 20 spikes, five kill blocks and three service aces while Jules Samonte added 11 markers off the bench for Ateneo-Motolite. Maddie Madayag and Ponggay Gaston chipped in nine points each for the Lady Eagles' second win in back-to-back weekend schedule after taking down Iriga-Navy in straight sets Saturday.   The incoming third year hitter scored five of Ateneo-Motolite's first nine points as the Lady Eagles built a 9-3 advantage. Behind Bernadette Flora and Ceasa Pinar's heroics, Adamson-Akari closed the gap, 9-8.  Ateneo-Motolite again went ahead, 13-11, before Krich Macaslang scored a hit to push the Lady Falcons within one, 13-12. Tolentino put the Lady Eagles at match point before Vanessa Gandler sealed the win with a cross court hit.    “Every game this is our problem because siguro new system, we always start slow for the past few games we really start slow and we try to fix that problem,” said Ateneo-Motolite head coach Oliver Almadro, who commended the Lady Falcons’ floor defense. “I thank the Lord that we won today, we won yesterday,” he added. “But I’m not happy with what we’ve shown today. It’s because, I guess, we’re getting used to playing pa sa back-to-back (schedule) so siguro being a student and an athlete hindi pa sanay doon sa big games na magkasunod. But we have to be used to it and this is a learning experience for us and we really just have to maximize our strength and really believing kung ano ang ginagawa namin.” The Lady Falcons, who showed superb floor defense but were plagued with terrible errors, dropped their sixth game in as many outings tied with the Lady Oragons. Adamson was in control of the second set, 10-5, but committed 11 of the frame's 13 errors the rest of the way as the Lady Falcons giave Ateneo-Motolite a chance to steal the set and tie the match.  The Lady Eagles again came back from a 14-15 deficit with a 10-4 run capped by an attack error by Flora for a 24-19 lead. Ateneo-Motolite committed a net touch in the next play before Adamson-Akari surrendered the set on another miscue by Flora.         Flora finished with 25 points on 20 kills, three kill blocks and a pair of aces while adding 24 digs and eight excellent receptions. Chiara Permentilla and Gracelchen Ave scored 15 and 12 markers, respectively, for Adamson.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles      .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports21 hr. 18 min. ago Related News

La Naval de Manila grand Marian procession today in QC - INQUIRER.net

La Naval de Manila grand Marian procession today in QC - INQUIRER.net.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsOct 14th, 2018Related News

Duterte suspends implementation of fuel excise tax

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte suspended the implementation of the second tranche of the excise tax on fuel, his top aide said on Sunday. In a speech during the opening of the TienDA Malasakit Store in Taguig City, Go said that the move was “to arrest the rising price of oil and its effects on the inflation [...] The post Duterte suspends implementation of fuel excise tax appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 14th, 2018Related News

October 14, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

VALID BEGINNING: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: Easterlies is affecting the Eastern sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas and of Mindanao. Forecast: Sunny & partly cloudy skies with isolated light to moderate rainshowers/thunderstorms Winds: 20-30 KPH E-NE Coastal Waters: Slight-Mod (0.75-1.25m) Temp: 25-33°C Maximum Heat index: 40°C (PAGASA).....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsOct 14th, 2018Related News

La Naval de Manila grand Marian procession today in QC

October is Holy Rosary Month, and the the biggest Marian celebration in Metro Manila will be celebrated today, Oct. 14, at the Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City, which will mark the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary of La Naval de Manila.   Santo Domingo houses the National Shrine of La Naval de Manila, whose Marian ivory icon is the oldest and biggest homegrown Catholic image in the Philippines.   Theme of the celebration is "Maria: Huwaran ng Kabanalan" (Mary, Paragon of Holiness).   Novena Masses started last Oct. 4, culminating in today's Fiesta Masses starting at 5 a.m.   Missas Mayores today will be at 8 a.m., with Fr. Napoleon Sipalay Jr...Keep on reading: La Naval de Manila grand Marian procession today in QC.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 14th, 2018Related News

76ers, Hawks, Pelicans announce roster cuts

Philadelphia 76ers press release PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Elton Brand announced today that the team has waived forward Cory Jefferson, guard Darin Johnson and center Emeka Okafor. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed. Jefferson and Johnson signed with the team on Oct. 12, while Okafor joined Philadelphia on Sept. 21 and appeared in two preseason games. The 76ers roster now stands at 17. Atlanta Hawks press release ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has requested waivers on C.J. Anderson, R.J. Hunter and Thomas Robinson, it was announced today. Anderson signed with the Hawks on Oct. 9, Hunter on Sept. 7 and Robinson on Aug. 30. New Orleans Pelicans press release NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that the team has waived forward Garlon Green and guard Jarrett Jack. Green, who was originally signed on July 24 after playing on the Pelicans’ summer league team in Las Vegas, appeared in four preseason games, averaging 4.0 points and 1.5 rebounds. Jack, who signed with New Orleans on September 19, appeared in three preseason games, averaging 3.3 points, 2.0 assists and 1.0 rebounds. New Orleans’s roster currently stands at 16, including one two-way player (Trevon Bluiett)......»»

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

Coric upsets Federer, facing Djokovic in Shanghai final

By Sandra Harwitt, Associated Press SHANGHAI (AP) — Borna Coric upset defending champion Roger Federer to face Novak Djokovic in the Shanghai Masters final on Sunday. Coric earned passage to the final by taking down the top-seeded Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals on Saturday. "It was one of the best matches of my life," Coric said. Coric said neck pain almost caused him to skip playing in Shanghai. "Today, really, I just came on the court with absolutely no pressure. I basically didn't care, and that's why I played so good." The Croatian gave himself a third career shot at Djokovic. In their previous meetings, Coric failed to take a set off of Djokovic. The soon-to-be-No. 2-ranked Djokovic booked a final appointment after crushing No. 5 Alexander Zverev 6-2, 6-1. Coric finished off Federer in style with the final two points an ace and a sizzling forehand crosscourt winner. Coric didn't offer Federer a break point opportunity, while managing to break Federer's serve in the opening game of both sets. In all, Federer presented Coric with seven beak point possibilities. "He had more punch on the ball. He served better," Federer said. "I got off to a bad start in both sets. That combination is plenty here in Shanghai with fast conditions." Federer has won three titles this year - the Australian Open, Rotterdam, Stuttgart - but all of them were earned before the start of Wimbledon in July. Federer was asked several times on Saturday about his schedule for the remainder of the year, as well as for next year. He said he couldn't offer any specifics but did offer a guarantee regarding 2019. "I wish I could tell you all these answers, but I really don't know. But I will play tennis next year, yes," he said. Coric, who is 2-2 against Federer, also beat the 20-time Grand Slam champion in their last outing at Halle in June. "Against that kind of player, you need something to hold on to," he said. "I was holding on to that thought that I beat him the last time." Djokovic's win over Zverev and Federer's demise guaranteed Djokovic will move up from No. 3 to No. 2 in the world rankings on Monday, which has him swapping positions with Federer, but still trailing Rafael Nadal. Djokovic's serve has not been broken this week in 37 service games. He never offered Zverev a break point opportunity, and broke the German's serve on four of six offerings. By the time Zverev was 6-2, 3-1 down, his emotions got the better of him after he hit a routine backhand into the net. He banged his racket on the court, then gave it another swipe before tossing the mangled implement into the crowd. Djokovic posted only nine unforced errors to 24 for Zverev. "I did everything I intended to do on my end," Djokovic said. "It's all working and it's been a couple of perfect matches." Djokovic is targeting his 72nd career title here on Sunday. He has won all three of his previous finals in Shanghai. Djokovic played his 1,000th career match against Zverev, and holds an impressive 827-173 win-loss record. "I wouldn't be so dedicated to this sport if I didn't believe that I can achieve great heights," Djokovic said. "But you always have to kind of pinch yourself, particularly at this stage of my career, and be grateful, because I have had an awesome career so far." He is on a 17-match winning streak and is 26-1 in matches played since the start of Wimbledon. A win on Sunday would deliver a fourth title of the season to Djokovic, beside Wimbledon and the U.S. Open......»»

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

Frontrunning Senate, AFP out to preserve top post in UNTV

Defending champion Senate and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) try to keep their share of Group A lead when they go up against separate rivals today in the seventh UNTV Cup at the Pasig Sports Center......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 13th, 2018Related News

NUESTRA SEÑORA

The centuries-old ivory and wood image of Our Lady of La Naval stands on a baldachino before the main altar of the Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City. Thousands of Catholic devotees are expected to join a grand procession late afternoon today to mark the feast of La Naval de Manila, a tradition that began… link: NUESTRA SEÑORA.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 13th, 2018Related News