Advertisements


Comment on Joe III denies rift with Council on MIWD, PECO by Nick Rivas, Jr.

This is the result of the joint venture proposal not being presented in a public hearing. PD 198 mandates that for any changes in the water rates, or a new organization coming in to help run the water district, public hearings are required.....»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2018Related News

Facebook move will play out in long-term, analysts say

NEW YORK -- Facebook's move to highlight posts from friends and family over those from brands and publications follows months of turmoil for the social network and will result in lower advertising revenue -- at least in the short-term, analysts said. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the shift in the configuration of the News Feed on Thursday, saying it would reduce engagement by users at first but would lead to their improved "well-being." While Zuckerberg described the move as being designed to bring people closer together and foster more "meaningful social interactions," analysts noted that it comes amid criticism of the world's leading social network on various...Keep on reading: Facebook move will play out in long-term, analysts say.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 13th, 2018Related News

BOI prepares additional incentives for firms investing in Marawi

MANILA, Philippines - The Board of Investments (BOI) plans to extend additional incentives to companies looking to invest in Marawi and nearby towns to jumps.....»»

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

Trump in ‘excellent health,’ says White House doctor

The White House physician pronounced Donald Trump to be in “excellent health” after Trump had his first medical exam as U.S. president on Friday, capping off a week in which his mental fitness for the job has come under intense scrutiny......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJan 13th, 2018Related News

Duterte appoints ex-AFP exec to BCDA

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte has appointed former Armed Forces officer-in-charge Glorioso Miranda as board member of the Bases Conversion and Deve.....»»

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

PCSO chairman resigns

MANILA, Philippines — Amid fighting between the general manager and a board member, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chairman Jose Jorge Corpuz h.....»»

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

6 nabbed in marine officer licensure exam leak

MANILA, Philippines — Five employees of the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) and a training school official were arrested after they tried to sell the qu.....»»

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

The case for Keenum: Vikings QB keeps on disproving doubters

By Dave Campbell, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Minnesota's offense huddled for the first time that mid-September afternoon in Pittsburgh, Case Keenum's energy and confidence quickly filled the circle. The Vikings were forced to turn to their backup quarterback to start the second game of the season after Sam Bradford's knee acted up, an ominous development that can doom a team to an autumn of disenchantment and playing for draft pick position. Despite the decisive defeat against the Steelers that day, though, there was a certain assurance Keenum gave his teammates that suggested they'd be all right. "He's a guy you want to play for," wide receiver Adam Thielen said. Four months later, the Vikings and Keenum are still playing. They're two wins away from reaching the Super Bowl. "It's been a blast, man. It's been incredible. I'm sure one of these days I'll be able to look back and really appreciate it, but there's so much to enjoy right now," Keenum said. "Not really putting too much into perspective. Not really looking too much at the big picture. I'm keeping my blinders on." With a modest 6-foot-1, 215-pound frame, Keenum was mostly ignored by major college programs despite leading Abilene Wylie High School to its first state championship in football-obsessed Texas. Houston made his only FBS scholarship offer, from then-head coach Art Briles, and by the time Keenum was finished with the Cougars he was the NCAA's all-time leading passer with 19,217 yards and 155 touchdowns. Yet he still went undrafted in 2012, needing the Houston Texans practice squad to get his professional career off the ground. Keenum started 10 games over the next two years before being traded to the Rams in 2015, but they made Jared Goff the first pick in the 2016 draft so there was no future for Keenum there beyond being a veteran mentor. Even Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was among those who typecast Keenum as a just-in-case second-stringer. Zimmer acknowledged recently he didn't gain full confidence in Keenum until the 11th or 12th game of the season and, when Teddy Bridgewater was cleared to play in mid-November, Zimmer never declared Keenum the starter for more than a week at a time. "He just wanted a chance," his father, Steve Keenum, said this week in a phone interview. "He's got to have the knack. It's just a God-given, innate thing that he's maximized by working hard." As the oldest of his three children, Case made clear at an early age to Steve that he had the makeup to be an NFL quarterback even if there was no way to predict how the skill set would unfold. "He was competitive in everything. It could be a board game. It could be playing darts. It could be playing cards. It didn't matter. But if it had a ball, he wanted to do it," said Steve, who was a high school and college coach around Texas for 24 years, including 10 seasons as the head coach at his alma mater McMurry University. Good coaching, starting with dad's tips in the family backyards, was another success factor. When Briles left for Baylor, Kevin Sumlin arrived at Houston for Keenum's sophomore year. Dana Holgorsen, now the head coach at West Virginia, was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. After he departed, Kliff Kingsbury, currently the head coach at Texas Tech, took charge of the quarterbacks. "They had some speed, and the next thing you know they were throwing the ball all over the field," said Steve, who attended all 57 of Case's games with the Cougars and has been to each game he's played for the Vikings. "They had some really talented kids. People talked about him being a system guy, with short passes and a run after the catch, but they didn't see him play." Steve is now an area director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, an organization that Case has long been active in as well. "He's come to the realization like a lot of people in big situations that there are things that are really too big to do by yourself, and in order to stay grounded you've got to find somebody or something that you believe strongly in," Steve said. "I think his faith has been that for him." Though Keenum had prior NFL experience, including nine starts for the Los Angeles Rams in 2016, he was signed by the Vikings as a one-year stopgap to be the guy in the ball cap providing sideline support and give Bridgewater ample time to recover from his colossal knee injury. Bradford had just produced an injury-free career-best performance in 2016, after all, so the Vikings were banking on him. Over the last four months, though, they've been cashing in on Keenum, a dividend that has paid out handsomely for both parties. "We've got a great group of guys here," he said, "and I think we're all excited to be extending our season." With offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur deftly adapting the team's scheme to use Keenum's mobility to better advantage and a sleeker offensive line mostly protecting him well, the Vikings have leaped up the league rankings in every significant statistical category. Among them: 28th to ninth in scoring touchdowns on possessions after passing the 20-yard line, and 19th to third in third-down conversions. Keenum will start his first playoff game Sunday against New Orleans, with a raucous home crowd at U.S. Bank Stadium ready to cheer the next step toward the franchise's elusive first championship. "Our fans are awesome," Keenum said. "All my friends and family who have come up from Texas and my friends from other teams that come in, they'll text me after the games and they'll be like, 'Dude, that place is ridiculous.' It really is.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 12th, 2018Related News

PH rural devt project gets additional $170M

The World Bank will provide $170 million in additional financing for the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), which was described as one of the country’s “most innovative”. In a statement on Friday, the Washington-based multilateral lender said the funding approved by its board of executive directors would support the development of rural infrastructure such as [...] The post PH rural devt project gets additional $170M appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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

Growth expected to hit 7% in 2018

Economic growth could pick up to 7.0-7.2 percent this year on the back on higher infrastructure and consumer spending as a result of a new tax reform law, a unit of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) said on Friday. “We are extremely optimistic of the growth of the Philippine economy,” BPI Asset Management and [...] The post Growth expected to hit 7% in 2018 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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

PCSO chairman quits

PHILIPPINE Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Chairman Jose Jorge Elizalde Corpuz has resigned owing to “health reasons,” Malacañang announced yesterday. “This is to announce that Mr. Jose Jorge Elizalde Corpuz has resigned as Chairman and Member, Board of Directors, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office due to health reasons,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJan 12th, 2018Related News

BoI eyes declaration of Marawi as less developed area

THE BOARD of Investments (BoI) on Friday proposed to include the city of Marawi and the surrounding towns to be included in the list of the country’s less developed areas (LDA) to speed up its economic recovery after bearing the brunt of a five-month firefight between the Maute group and the military. The Department of […] The post BoI eyes declaration of Marawi as less developed area appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJan 12th, 2018Related News

Palace announces PCSO chair resignation, retired general’s BCDA appointment

Malacañang on Friday, Jan. 12, announced the resignation of Jose Jorge E. Corpuz as chairman of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). “This is to announce that Mr. Jose Jorge Elizalde Corpuz has resigned as Chairman and Member, Board of Directors, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office due to health reasons,” Presidential Spokesperson Herminio Harry L. Roque, Jr. […] The post Palace announces PCSO chair resignation, retired general’s BCDA appointment appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJan 12th, 2018Related News

San Beda downs LSGH, moves closer to juniors football title repeat

Defending NCAA juniors football champions San Beda College used an early second-half blitz to come back and defeat CSB-LSGH, 2-1, Friday afternoon at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium. LSGH was getting the better chances early in the match, and came very close to getting a quick 1-0 lead after San Beda committed a foul inside the penalty box. Loyd Soco was tasked to take the Penalty Kick, but missed out on scoring after sending it straight to Red Cubs keeper Jessie Semblante’s mitts. The Greenies ended up getting on the board first anyway, after striker Vin Dela Cruz found the back of the net in the 33rd minute. It was all San Beda in the second half however, as the defending champs turned the match around in a matter of seven minutes. Jimmar Castillo scored the equalizer in the 47th minute, and then doubled up in the 54th minute to give the Red Cubs a 2-1 advantage. The Taft-based side pushed hard to pull even, but couldn’t manage an equalizer of their own as the Red Cubs held on for the win. San Beda finds themselves one game away from back-to-back juniors titles, while LSGH will look to even things up. Match two takes place on Monday, January 15th, at 4:00 PM, also at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 12th, 2018Related News

RESULTS: December 2017 Criminologist Licensure Exam

This is an announcement from the PRC MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission announced on Friday, January 12 that 13,025 out of 36,516 passed the Criminologist Licensure Examination administered by the Board of Criminology in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Cotabato, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Legazpi, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 12th, 2018Related News

Former army chief named BCDA director

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed retired Philippine Army chief Lieutenant General Glorioso MIranda as member of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority’s (BCDA) Board of Directors. Malacañang on Friday, January 12, released Miranda’s appointment papers, which were signed by Duterte on January 9. In October 2016, Duterte said he wanted to appoint Miranda as BCDA… link: Former army chief named BCDA director.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jan 12th, 2018Related News

LTFRB, magbubukas ng mga one-stop shop para sa mga pampublikong sasakyan

Magbubukas ng mga one-stop shop para sa mga pampublikong sasakyan ang Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) sa susunod na linggo upang tugunan ang mga pangangailangan ng mga operator at driver. Source link link: LTFRB, magbubukas ng mga one-stop shop para sa mga pampublikong sasakyan.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jan 12th, 2018Related News

Duterte appoints retired Army chief Miranda to BCDA board

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has officially appointed retired Philippine Army commanding general Glorioso Miranda as board member of the B Source link link: Duterte appoints retired Army chief Miranda to BCDA board.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jan 12th, 2018Related News

Duterte appoints ex-Army chief to bases conversion authority

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed a retired military officer to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). Lt. Gen. Glorioso Miranda, former Army chief, was named a member of the board of directors of the BCDA to serve Serafin Salvador’s unexpired term of office until June 30, 2018. Duterte signed Miranda’s appointment paper on January 8… link: Duterte appoints ex-Army chief to bases conversion authority.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jan 12th, 2018Related News

Duterte appoints retired Army chief Miranda to BCDA board

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has officially appointed retired Philippine Army commanding general Glorioso Miranda as board member of the B.....»»

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