Jericho Rosales fights against La Union coal-fired power plant

Jericho Rosales fights against La Union coal-fired power plant.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 7 hr. 20 min. ago Related News

Cops nab 2 men trailing NUPL convoy in Sipalay

SIPALAY CITY, Negros Occidental --- Two men suspected to be military personnel in plainclothes were detained in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental on Saturday evening after one of them was found to be armed with a handgun near the wake of slain human rights lawyer Benjamin Ramos Jr. Members of the Sipalay City Police Station found one of the men carrying an Armed Forces of the Philippines identification card bearing the name of Cpl. Rodolfo Alemen Jr. The other man did not have any identification documents. They refused to answer questions from the INQUIRER. Lawyers belonging to the National Union of People's Lawyers (NUPL) and members of militant organizations sought police...Keep on reading: Cops nab 2 men trailing NUPL convoy in Sipalay.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 19 hr. 33 min. ago Related News


Members of the media attending the Freedom for Media Freedom for All Forum in Davao participated in the symbolic signing of the manifesto of the National Union of the Journalist of the Philippines' campaign against journalists as witness on the drug war operations called as the SIGN against the SIGN.(Kath M. Cortez/»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2018Related News

Changes to EU food labeling may happen amid Brexit

Food business operators are advised to assess the need for possible changes to the labeling of food destined for the European Union (EU)-27 market, as markets prepare for the anticipated withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the EU. In a notice to stakeholders, the European Commission (EC) said the EU food labelling rules apply […].....»»

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

Focus efforts on & lsquo;volatile& rsquo; La Union, Ping urges PNP

Focus efforts on & lsquo;volatile& rsquo; La Union, Ping urges PNP.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2018Related News

La Union eyed as poll hot spot amid killings

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is amenable to proposals to declare La Union as an election hot spot or area of immediate concern amid recent killings of local officials......»»

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

Politics may be behind ambush of La Union mayor

Politics may be behind ambush of La Union mayor.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News

Pagpatay sa bise alkalde ng Balaoan, iimbestigahan ng NBI | ABS-CBN News

Nagluluksa ang mga residente ng Balaoan, La Union sa pagkamatay ng kanilang bise alkalde......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News

May wins Cabinet support for Brexit

BACKLASH SEEN LONDON — In a hard-won victory, British Prime Minister Theresa May persuaded her fractious Cabinet to back a draft divorce agreement with the European Union on Thursday, a decision that triggers the final steps on the long and rocky road to Brexit. May hailed the Cabinet decision as a “decisive step” toward finalizing […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News

EU is best prepared for Brexit U-turn – Tusk

BRUSSELS,  Belgium – The European Union is "best prepared" for Britain to backtrack and abandon Brexit, EU President Donald Tusk said Thursday, November 15, as political chaos raged in London over the terms of the divorce. A string of ministers resigned in just a few hours over the draft Brexit accord, ........»»

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

Main points of the draft Brexit agreement

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Union has published the 585-page draft Brexit deal aimed at ensuring a smooth divorce next March and outlining a transition period for both sides to adjust to the break. Key provisions aim to avoid a hard border between EU member Ireland and the British province ........»»

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

La Union ambush: 2 cops hurt in clash with suspects

Two police officers were wounded in a gunfight with the suspects in the ambush that killed Vice Mayor Al-Fred Concepcion of Balaoan town and wounded his daughter Mayor Aleli Concepcion on Wednesday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News

Mets deGrom gets Cy with record-low wins; Snell takes AL

By Jake Seiner, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — After a season marred by narrow defeats, Jacob deGrom became a runaway winner. The New York Mets ace easily won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday night, a reward for a historically fruitless season in Flushing. The right-hander had just 10 victories, the fewest ever by a Cy Young-winning starter. The AL prize also reflected a change in voters’ values, with Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays narrowly beating out past winners Justin Verlander and Corey Kluber for his first Cy Young. Snell pitched just 180 2/3 innings, fewest ever by a Cy Young-winning starter. Over full seasons, Snell is the second starter to win the award with fewer than 200 innings after Clayton Kershaw logged 198 1/3 in 2014. “I definitely think the game has changed in that aspect,” deGrom said. “I feel like it’s just turning more into quality of work and what did you accomplish in those innings,” Snell said. “I think that’s just the way it’s going.” DeGrom easily beat out Washington’s Max Scherzer, who was seeking a third straight Cy Young and fourth overall. DeGrom got 29 first-place votes and 207 points from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Scherzer had the other first-place vote. In his first season after chopping off his distinctive long hair, deGrom cut down hitters from start to finish despite little help from teammates. He had a 1.70 ERA, the lowest in the NL since Zack Greinke’s 1.66 mark in 2015. Yet the 30-year-old right-hander went 10-9, eclipsing the low bar among starters of 13 victories set by the Dodgers’ Fernando Valenzuela in 1981 and matched by Seattle’s Felix Hernandez in 2010. DeGrom allowed three runs or fewer in 29 consecutive starts to close the season, breaking Leslie “King” Cole’s 108-year-old record of 26 such outings. Yet the Mets were 11-18 in those games and 14-18 overall with deGrom on the mound. “My thought process was, ‘Hey, take the ball every fifth day and continue to try to put this team in position to win and control what you can control,’” deGrom said. Hernandez’s Cy Young victory signaled a major shift from voters, who once prioritized pitcher wins. The push toward advanced analytics made deGrom’s candidacy possible, and by September there was little debate deGrom was worthy, even as the Mets regularly wasted his dominance. “This was one of my goals,” deGrom said. “The team didn’t end up where we wanted to be this past season, but you kind of set personal goals, and I think being able to accomplish something that has been a dream of yours is just something special. To be a Cy Young Award winner, you’re in great company, and it truly is an honor.” Perhaps no pitcher had ever been such a hard-luck loser. New York averaged 3.5 runs in games started by deGrom, second only to Cole Hamels for worst support in the majors among qualified pitchers. During one stretch late in the season, the Mets totaled 10 runs over seven of deGrom’s outings, and four of those were driven in by the pitcher himself. DeGrom nearly produced more wins above replacement than actual wins — an unfortunate sabermetric feat that has only been accomplished once, when the Philadelphia Athletics’ Eddie Smith went 4-17 with 4.1 WAR in 1937. Baseball-Reference calculated deGrom for 9.6 WAR. The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year, he became the seventh rookie winner voted a Cy Young, joining fellow Mets Tom Seaver and Dwight Gooden. R.A. Dickey was the only other Met to win a Cy Young. The Mets unveiled a deGrom bobblehead featuring the Cy Young Award shortly after deGrom was crowned. They will give away 25,000 prior to a home game April 7 against Scherzer’s Nationals. Snell got 17 first-place votes and 169 points to 13 first-place votes and 154 points for Verlander. Kluber had 71 points, followed by Boston’s Chris Sale and Houston’s Gerrit Cole. Snell had a 1.89 ERA, third best in the AL since the DH was introduced, trailing only Ron Guidry (1.74) in 1978 and Pedro Martinez (1.74) in 2000. The 25-year-old pitched had 33 1/3 fewer innings than Verlander, but his dominance was enough to sway the electorate. The lefty nicknamed Snellzilla wreaked havoc against the AL’s top lineups. He was 3-0 with a 1.08 ERA in four starts against the World Series champion Red Sox, and 2-0 in two starts each against the Astros and Indians. The Yankees roughed Snell up twice, but he got threw five scoreless innings in a victory Aug. 16. That came during a late-season run of nine consecutive wins for Snell, including a victory against every team in the AL East. He also made five starts against former Cy Young winners and went 3-0 with an 0.59 ERA. Snell was the first player 25-or-younger to win 21 games since Barry Zito in 2002. He was highly regarded as a minor leaguer for his electric arsenal, but subpar control led to struggles during his first two major league seasons. He was even demoted to Triple-A for a month in 2017. It all came together this year. Snell was a stalwart for a most unusual pitching staff, taking the ball every fifth day while manager Kevin Cash successfully experimented with reliever “openers” to start games in between. Snell led the Rays with 31 starts, and no other traditional starter had more than 17. After longtime franchise ace Chris Archer was traded to the Pirates on July 31, Snell went 9-0 with a 1.17 ERA. “I felt with the opener, I had a bigger role on the team,” Snell said. Snell is the second Rays pitcher to win the award, following David Price in 2012. Scherzer went 18-7 with a 2.53 ERA and led the majors with 220 2/3 innings and 300 strikeouts. He was attempting to become the first player since Randy Johnson to win three consecutive Cy Youngs. He got the first-place vote of John Maffei of the San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 seconds and 123 points. Aaron Nola of the Philadelphia Phillies was third with 86 points, followed by Colorado’s Kyle Freeland and Arizona’s Patrick Corbin. Verlander led the AL with 290 strikeouts while going 16-9 with a 2.52 ERA for AL West champion Houston. This is his third second-place finish since winning the Cy Young and MVP in 2011 with Detroit. Kluber was attempting to win his second straight Cy Young and third overall. He went 20-7 with a 2.89 ERA for AL Central champion Cleveland and led the AL with 215 innings......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 15th, 2018Related News

2 cops injured in encounter with Balaoan ambush suspects | News

Two cops were injured in an armed encounter with the suspects behind the ambush of the mayor and vice mayor of Balaoan, La Union......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 15th, 2018Related News

ULAP endorses Bong Go as senator

Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence ‘Bong Go’ was endorsed by the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) in the upcoming senatorial race. ULAP issued a resolution last 8 November signed by its Secretary General, Davao City Councilor Danny Dayanghirang and ULAP National President and Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara. […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 15th, 2018Related News

La Union to be tagged election hotspot – Albayalde

LA UNION will be included in the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) list of election hotspots, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar Albayalde said on Thursday, a day after a vice…READ The post La Union to be tagged election hotspot – Albayalde appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsNov 15th, 2018Related News

Pantino, Eala book quarterfinal seats

Filipino top bet Arthur Craig Pantino crushed Chinese Taipei’s Chen Kuan-yu, 6-0, 6-4, Thursday to barge into the quarterfinals of the boys singles of the Phinma-PSC International Juniors tennis championships at Manila Polo Club clay courts. Pantino, who won boys singles in Week 2 of this tournament last year, will gun for a semifinal seat on Friday against either fellow Filipino Aljon Talatayod or 8th seed Corban Crowther of New Zealand who were still locked in battle. The 17-year-old Pantino also swept the boys’ doubles last year pairing with Miko Eala and John Bryan Otico in Weeks 1 and 2, respectively, making him one of the tourney’s top bet. Another local hopeful advanced after Alex Eala sustained her grit and form, turning back Japanese Erika Matsuda, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, to make the girls singles quarterfinals. The 13-year-old wonder became the only remaining Filipina campaigner after compatriot Amanda Gabrielle Zoleta dropped a 6-2, 6-0 decision at the hands of top seed Janice Tjen of Indonesia earlier. Seeded eighth, Eala will next take on Chinese Taipei qualifier Li Yu-yun who trounced Samantha Nanere of Indonesia, 6-3, 6-1, in the meet sponsored by the Philippine Tennis Association, Philippine Sports Commission, Phinma and Tecnofibre. Girls No. 2 ranked Saki Oyama of Japan clobbered Tsai Yun-chin of Chinese Taipei, 6-1, 6-1, to move to the quarterfinals against sixth seed Taiwanese Fang Wei-ning, a 3-6, 6-0, 6-0 victor over Australia’s Jessica Jade Haylo. Tjen will next take on seventh seed Tian Fang-an who hurdled Japanese Mei Hasegawa, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 15th, 2018Related News

UK s May wins cabinet backing for Brexit deal

LONDON, United Kingdom – British Prime Minister Theresa May won the support of her bitterly divided cabinet on Wednesday, November 14, for a draft divorce deal with the European Union that has put both Brexit and her leadership at stake. May emerged from a 5-hour meeting with ministers that ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 15th, 2018Related News

La Union vice mayor killed, mayor hurt in ambush

The vice mayor of this town was killed in an ambush yesterday that also left his bodyguard dead and his daughter, the incumbent mayor, wounded......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 15th, 2018Related News

Palace condemns killing of La Union vice mayor | News

Palace condemns killing of La Union vice mayor | News.....»»

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