Duterte defers fuel tax hike

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has approved the deferment of a second round of fuel tax hikes next year amid high consumer prices. “I just got a communication from the Executive Secretary…READ The post Duterte defers fuel tax hike appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Nov 15th, 2018Related News

SSS, PIA launch sulit info drive in Catanduanes

VIRAC, Catanduanes (PIA) - With the aim of maximizing interpersonal communication between Social Security System (SSS) and its stakeholders, the Philippine Information Agency and SSS here rolled ou.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2018Related News

SSS, PIA launch sulit info drive in Catanduanes

VIRAC, Catanduanes (PIA) - With the aim of maximizing interpersonal communication between Social Security System (SSS) and its stakeholders, the Philippine Information Agency and SSS here rolled ou.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2018Related News

Muslim Filipinos want a new political entity to replace the ARMM — Bangsamoro leader

The majority of Muslim Filipinos want a new political entity to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), a leader of a Bangsamoro organization said on Monday. Emran Mohamad, president of the Bangsamoro Communication Network Inc. (BCN) and chairman of the Supreme Council of the League of Bangsamoro Organizations (LBO), said Muslim Filipinos favor the replacement of the ARMM "with a new political entity that would genuinely fulfill the aspirations of the Bangsamoro people." He issued the statement as the plebiscite that will be held in several Muslim communities for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in January 2019 draws closer. READ: Comelec set...Keep on reading: Muslim Filipinos want a new political entity to replace the ARMM — Bangsamoro leader.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 12th, 2018Related News

First consultation meeting to address PH journalists safety takes place

This is a press release from the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC). MANILA, Philippines – The first national multi‐stakeholder consultation on the crafting of a Philippine plan of action on journalist safety took place in Manila on Wednesday, November 7 where civil society, government officials, media and academia gathered ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 9th, 2018Related News

Students compete in radio scriptwriting, broadcasting match

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Nov. 7 (PIA) -- To encourage students to develop their skills in public communication and the use of new technology, a radio scriptwriting and broadcasting competition was held a.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 7th, 2018Related News

Students compete in radio scriptwriting, broadcasting match

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Nov. 7 (PIA) -- To encourage students to develop their skills in public communication and the use of new technology, a radio scriptwriting and broadcasting competition was held a.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 7th, 2018Related News

International Declaration on Information and Democracy

PARIS, France – Seventy years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in Paris, the " International Declaration on Information and Democracy ,” published on Monday, November 5 established basic principles for the global information and communication space, which its preamble defines as a “common good of humankind.” The management of this space ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 5th, 2018Related News

Go to PHLPost: Be relevant despite competition

Former special assistant to the president Christopher Go yesterday challenged the Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) to continue making itself relevant despite stiff competition from modern forms of communication......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 5th, 2018Related News

Over 6,000 cops to be deployed in Mimaropa for ‘Undas’

CITY OF CALAPAN --- Some 6,556 policemen and "force multipliers" will be deployed in Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan (Mimaropa) to ensure the public's safety on November 1 and 2 in anticipation of people's influx to cemeteries to visit departed loved ones. Supt. Imelda Tolentino, Mimaropa police information officer, said in a statement that force multipliers include those from peace and order councils like Bantay Bayan and Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team, and civilian volunteers for medical and radio communication. Mimaropa police director Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario Jr. ordered all unit commanders to tighten security in public places like malls, terminals, cemeteries,...Keep on reading: Over 6,000 cops to be deployed in Mimaropa for ‘Undas’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 26th, 2018Related News

Diesel or solar: Could a push to power the Philippines turn greener?

NORZAGARAY — In battling the timber poachers who roam the thick Sierra Madre forests near his home, Larry Garaes has found a new ally: solar panels. With solar chargers, the radios he and other forest rangers rely on no longer run out of power on multi-day operations in the mountains, he said. “Communication between rangers is […] The post Diesel or solar: Could a push to power the Philippines turn greener? appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopOct 24th, 2018Related News

Infra spending jumped 70.5% in Aug

Government infrastructure spending jumped 70.5 percent year-on-year to P68.4 billion in August as more roads were built alongside purchases made by the military for communication equipment that month.   Expenditures on infrastructure and other capital outlays in August climbed from the P40.1 billion spent during the same month last year, the latest Department of Budget and Management data released Tuesday showed.   "This is mostly due to the road infrastructure program of the Department of Public Works and Highways (such as road widening of primary and secondary roads, construction of bypass and diversion roads, construction/repair/rehabilitation/improvement of loca...Keep on reading: Infra spending jumped 70.5% in Aug.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 23rd, 2018Related News

What you imagine, your body accepts as real

Last week I discussed the mysterious and unexplainable power of the placebo to heal a patient, even if he was told that what he was taking was something with no therapeutic ingredient. This was revealed in a recent Time magazine article, based partly on the pioneering research by Dr. Ted Kaptchuck, a professor of medicine at the Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. One possible explanation why the placebo can have this effect is the subtle but intimate connection between the mind and body. Our mind is in constant communication with our body and knows instinctively what's happening to it. All cells in our body are also in constant communication with one another t...Keep on reading: What you imagine, your body accepts as real.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 22nd, 2018Related News

Suspense grips Trillanes camp as he awaits court ruling on arrest

Staff and supporters of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV were gripped by suspense as they await the decision of the court on the non-bailable coup d'tat case against him. The Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 148 has reportedly come up with a decision but as of this posting, Trillanes' camp is still waiting for the formal communication from the court. While waiting for the decision, Trillanes could be seen inside his office with his lawyer, Rey Robles, and some officers of Magdalo based on a photo released to the media by his office. The coup d'tat case against the senator, in connection with his role in previous uprisings, has been revived after President Rodrigo Duterte revoked h...Keep on reading: Suspense grips Trillanes camp as he awaits court ruling on arrest.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 22nd, 2018Related News

Bulls Carter Jr. undergoing NBA big man s trial by fire

By Steve Aschburner, CHICAGO – Every August, the NBA holds its rookie transition program to give its newly minted pros an idea of what life in the league is going to be like, from handling their money and dealing with reporters to fending off assorted unsavory outside forces. And then, every October, the young guys begin their real rookie transition. Consider Wendell Carter Jr. of the Chicago Bulls. In a span of five days, he will have gone through a gauntlet of imposing NBA big men that would have some 10-year veterans flinching and wondering if their tendinitis needed a night off. Carter’s on-the-job rigors began Thursday (Friday, PHL time), when he became only the 10th Bulls rookie to start on opening night and was met in his matchup at center with Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid. It continued Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in Chicago’s home opener against Detroit, with Carter banging at various times against both Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin. Now the 19-year-old will travel to Dallas, where he’ll get his first test against the Mavericks’ salty DeAndre Jordan. And just for the record, in the Bulls’ final preseason game, he had to cope with Denver’s crafty Nikola Jokic. For someone so young, against such a slate of established or eventual All-Stars, Carter’s early lessons have been difficult. There really is no other way. “I’m sure it’s just chaos and confusion right now for him,” Griffin said after leading the Pistons with 33 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in a 118-116 victory at United Center. “He doesn’t look that way, but that’s just how you feel – no matter what – when you’re a rookie. The game is moving so fast.” Carter, the No. 7 pick from Duke in this year's Draft, fell victim to foul trouble early and the Bulls’ need to play catch-up late, which had coach Fred Hoiberg sticking with Jabari Parker at the end. Carter logged less than 18 minutes, finishing with eight points, two rebounds and two blocks. Drummond had foul issues of his own, exiting with his sixth after just 23:33. Still, Drummond and Griffin won the frontcourt battle with 43 points and 25 boards to Carter and Bobby Portis’ combined 14 and 16. It wasn’t the sort of Windy City debut Carter would have scripted. This was, after all, kind of a big deal – he’s the player Chicago landed after an entire 2017-18 season spent gaming the NBA’s Draft lottery system. The Bulls consciously tried to dive deep, won a little too counterproductively in December and January and wound up waiting until after the first six picks were gone. That tortuous process led everyone to Saturday, when 21,289 in the stands got their first official look at the alleged silver lining from last season’s dark cloud. Carter wasn’t happy with either his or his team’s performance afterward, pulling his clothes from the hangers in his locker as he dressed and bemoaning the Bulls’ lack of defensive communication (they’ve given up 245 points in two games). Not to worry, though, Griffin said. “He’s so talented, he’s going to be fine,” the Pistons star said. “It’s just a matter of time for him. I watched him play probably more than any other player in college last year – I really like his game. I’ve known of him since he was in high school. He would be the least of my concerns if I was over there in the front office or on the coaching staff.” Hoiberg and his staff have approached Carter’s trial by fire by starting him in response to the challenges he handled in summer league and in the preseason. He arrived with a maturity, poise and defensive bent some players never achieve – a young Al Horford was a frequent comp – and isn’t about to blow that image, no matter how many lumps he takes. “I appreciate the fact I’m able to play against these very talented bigs early on in my career,” Carter said. “Learn what I’ve got to work on. I’ve got to get stronger, that’s the first thing I recognized. … Just being up against the best, I love the competition. I love going against the best players.” Truth be told, Hoiberg said he talked with Carter on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) about handling the frustrations he’ll surely encounter. He’s a little cranky about the officiating, for example, picking up at least three fouls in all six preseason and regular-season appearances while playing fewer than 23 minutes every time. He’s does the “verticality” thing as if from a textbook and still hears a whistle. “At this point, I just feel like it’s rookie calls. I don’t care what nobody’s saying, that’s how I really feel,” Carter said. “I still have respect for the game, though. I have respect for the referees. If they call it, it’s a foul. I’ve just got to do better, learn from it.” Then there was the chatter from Embiid in Philadelphia, a 19-point Sixers romp. “He was telling me what I should and shouldn’t do,” Carter said. “‘C’mon rookie, you’ve got to do’ something ‘better.’ Carter didn’t chatter back, he said. “Not yet. I’m gonna get there at some point though.” Drummond didn’t pile on, thanks perhaps only to the referees. "If I played more, I think it woulda been more of a schooling,” the Detroit center said. “This is a helluva three games for him.” Drummond, 25, remembers what it was like six years ago, when he was the one absorbing the lessons. His rookie year got dinged 22 games due to a stress fracture in his back, an injury that compounded the basketball education. “I learned my lessons the hard way,” Drummond told “Physically. I started out being hurt. I had to just play and figure it out game by game. Watched films. Learned the guys that I played against. And figured it out.” Drummond wound up averaging 7.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks. He had nine double-doubles and earned all-rookie status. But he’s glad to be wiser now in the NBA’s ways, given how few the shortcuts were. “It was more of a sponge season for me,” he said. “Learning the NBA. I mean, I was a young kid. Just tried to have fun with it. It was the game I loved and I was playing it at the highest level, so I just tried to enjoy every moment and take it in.” That’s Carter today, way at the front end of his career. He’s got a notebook, he said, that he scribbles in bullet points, tips and lessons from each game after he’s left the arena, his mind clear. Portis said he’ll share more with Carter as the season goes on – there hasn’t been much time and the Bulls haven’t really hit the road yet – but most of this stuff will be hands-on. “It’s as important a thing as you’re going to face in this league,” Hoiberg said. “When you’ve got a 19-year-old kid out there, it’s human nature I think when you’re playing against an opponent like Wendell has gone against, to hang your head a little bit.” The coach added: “It’s something every player goes through in this league. It’s understanding who you’re playing against. We’re showing him a lot of personnel, film on who he’s going to be going up against.” Until the day, and it will come, when young guys are studying film of Carter, going through gauntlets of their own. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 21st, 2018Related News

Snake names honor Darwin, fire god, Louisiana professor

NEW ORLEANS --- A Louisiana professor is in heady company, honored by having one of three newly identified species of snakes from the Galapagos Islands named after him. "They named one after Charles Darwin --- that's a no-brainer --- and one after the Greek god of fire, and one after me, of all people," said Robert A. Thomas , an environmental biologist and head of head of the Center for Environmental Communication at Loyola University New Orleans. The snake in question, a handsome critter with lengthwise brown and creamy yellow stripes, is called Pseudalsophis thomasi (sood-al-SO-fis TOM-uhs-eye). "I've got a picture of it taped up here in the office, and it makes me smile ...Keep on reading: Snake names honor Darwin, fire god, Louisiana professor.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 20th, 2018Related News

Belmont Hotel will soon rise in Iloilo Business Park

Page Maker: Zedrick Señeres PROPERTY giant Megaworld held a press conference on Oct 16, 2018 to announce the construction of Belmont Hotel inside its 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park (IBP) in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. Leading the event were Charmaine Carpio, IBP Information and Communication supervisor; Jennifer Fong, Megaworld Iloilo Sales and Marketing vice president; Nate Dacua, […] The post Belmont Hotel will soon rise in Iloilo Business Park appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 20th, 2018Related News

Revisiting how the partylist system is implemented

After being roundly criticized, two high-profile officials were recently shoved out of Malacañang – presidential spokesman Harry Roque and assistant presidential communication secretary Mocha Uson – and they are now seeking election to Congress: Roque to the Senate, Uson to the House of Representatives......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 19th, 2018Related News

WATCH: Rappler Live Jam: Mariamaria and Jigo Viriña

Two indie artists are bringing a fresh new sound to Live Jam. Mariamaria, whose real name is Teresa Melo, is pursuing her music career even as she works on her degree in Communication Arts. As an independent Filipino artist, she started posting covers on Twitter Music and SoundCloud in 2012, and ........»»

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

DPWH public information officers enhance newsletter lay-out and photography skills

The Public Information Officers (IOs) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region VIII continue to improve their knowledge and skills on their job under the Development Communication Program of DPWH......»»

Source: Samarnews SamarnewsCategory: NewsOct 14th, 2018Related News