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HOAX: US Senator Richard Black calls Duterte a ‘druglord’

Claim: US Senator Richard Black from Virginia supposedly criticized Filipinos for electing President Rodrigo Duterte, whom he called a “very powerful druglord.” Facebook user Paul John posted the claim to group “Freedom Wall (original)" on November 8. The full quote, as placed in a meme graphic with a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News4 hr. 46 min. ago Related News

Trump names new US ambassador to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON, USA – President Donald Trump on Tuesday, November 13, tapped John Abizaid, a top US general from the Iraq war who has studied the Middle East for years, as ambassador to Saudi Arabia amid growing friction between the longstanding allies. Abizaid is a fluent Arabic speaker of Lebanese Christian descent ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News16 hr. 59 min. ago Related News

U.P. says car chase, not shooting, occurred in Diliman campus

MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines (UP) clarified that it was a car chase and not a shooting incident between warring fraternities which occurred  in the Diliman campus Wednesday, November 14.  UP Vice President for Public Affairs Jose Dalisay said the UP Diliman Chief Security Officer John Baroña informed him ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News16 hr. 59 min. ago Related News

US ready to amp up navy amid China s aggression in disputed waters

The United States Navy is prepared to build up its capabilities aside from increasing its patrols in the South China Sea, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News17 hr. 33 min. ago Related News

The measure of a patriot

It is said that you can find patriotism in the simple act of doing one’s duty. Ask not what your country can do for you — as the famous quote by John F. Kennedy goes — ask what you can do for your country. In his term as Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs […].....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2018Related News

Taguig remains alive and kicking in NBL

Taguig defeated Parañaque, 80-69, over the weekend to keep its hopes alive of a quarterfinal berth in the National Basketball League (NBL) at the Ugnayang La Salle Gymnasium in Dasmariñas City. Richmond Gilbero led the Taguig Generals with 19 points and 13 rebounds to improve their record to 4-5, tying Nueva Ecija for sixth place in the team standings. The top two teams at the end of the elimination round will advance to the semifinals outright while the third to sixth-placed teams will play a knockout quarterfinal berth. Ties will be broken using winner-over-the-other rule or quotient. Dasmariñas, meanwhile, edged Nueva Ecija, 81-76, to climb to fourth place with a 5-3 record. The Dasmariñas Ballers are still in contention for the top two with the Laguna Pistons and CamSur Express tied at first place with a 6-2 card and the Bulacan Makabayan in a tie for third place with a 5-2 slate. John Cantimbuhan had 28 points, while JP Rabe had a near triple-double when he finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and nine blocks for the Ballers in the league......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 13th, 2018Related News

Boy, 5, killed in road mishap

A FIVE-year-old boy was the lone casualty in a road crash Monday evening in Pototan, Iloilo. Romel John Dapatnapo died of head injuries at the Iloilo Provincial Hospital. His mother survived the incident despite hurting her eyes. According to reports, the boy and his mother hitchhiked on a Ford Ranger pick-up driven by Edwin Superales. […] The post Boy, 5, killed in road mishap appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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

Björk to present new show ‘Cornucopia’

The Shed, a major new arts center opening in New York City this spring, is hosting the world premiere of Bjrk's new concert production "Cornucopia". While full details of the production have yet to be revealed, "Cornucopia" will be presented in The Shed's largest space, the McCourt, and will feature Bjrk as well as the seven-piece female Icelandic flute ensemble Viibra. Conceived by Bjrk and directed by John Tiffany ("Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"), it will be, in Bjrk's words, "my most elaborate stage concert yet, where the acoustic and digital will shake hands, encouraged by a bespoke team of collaborators." The artist James Merry, who designed the futuristic headpiec...Keep on reading: Björk to present new show ‘Cornucopia’.....»»

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

Djokovic crushes Isner in ATP Finals opener

LONDON, United Kingdom – Novak Djokovic sent out a warning to his rivals at the ATP Finals on Monday, brushing aside big-serving John Isner 6-4, 6-3 to launch his bid for a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title in style. World number one Djokovic, though, was playing a different game, appearing little troubled by the howitzers […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 13th, 2018Related News

Bright Akhuetie is UP s first Player of the Week in UAAP 81

So far, the arrival of Bright Akhuetie has paid massive dividends for the University of the Philippines. Touted as a dominant force from his days with Perpetual in the NCAA, the Nigerian anchor’s presence almost certainly assured the Fighting Maroons of a much-needed game changer on both ends of the floor in UAAP Season 81. One thing’s left on their to-do list, though, and that’s to end a 21-year Final Four drought. UP is still engaged in a dogfight with two other teams for a semifinals seat, and on Saturday, the 6-foot-8 big man took it upon himself to make sure that they’ll move to the cusp of reaching that goal. A monster 25-point, 18-rebound double-double by this year’s frontrunner for MVP just did the trick for the Fighting Maroons as they finished with a flurry to kick UST out of contention, 83-69. Akhuetie, who already managed 12 points and 12 rebounds against an undersized Tigers lineup after three quarters, doubled his scoring tally in the payoff period by pouring 13 points, which was just two shy of UST’s output as a team during that stretch. His outstanding performance rightfully earned him the Chooks-to-Go Collegiate Sports Press Corps UAAP Player of the Week award. This citation may seem like it’s been long overdue for Akhuetie, whose stellar play throughout the season has not gone unnoticed. In 13 games, he’s put up prolific averages of 19.1 points, 14.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks while shooting a blistering 60.7 percent from the field. He bested FEU's Arvin Tolentino and Kenneth Tuffin, NU's John Lloyd Clemente, Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena, and Adamson’s Sean Manganti to nab the weekly feat given by online and print writers covering the beat......»»

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

Twins dead in drowning

JAMINDAN, Capiz – Twin brothers drowned to death while swimming in a river at Brgy. Poblacion here, afternoon of November 9, 2018. Mark John and Carl John Gaspar, 8 years old, and residents of said place, were pronounced dead at the Mambusao District Hospital. Their older brother, Kent Ian, 9, was rescued by the responding […] The post Twins dead in drowning appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 11th, 2018Related News

NU’s Clemente owes career game to teammates

National University's campaign in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament is already down in the dumps having lost its 10th game in 13 outings, but there was one shining silver line amid all that misery. Rookie John Lloyd Clemente was an offensive sight to behold in the Bulldogs' 79-74 loss to Far Eastern University with the hot-shooting youngster setting the season-high in points for any player this season. Clemente's 38 points surpassed the previous record set by University of the East's Alvin Pasaol when he put up 36 points in the Red Warriors' 90-76 loss to Adamson University in the first round. "I just felt that I knew my shots would go in because I already had a...Keep on reading: NU’s Clemente owes career game to teammates.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 11th, 2018Related News

Hot-starting FEU nips NU, stays in Final Four chase

        MANILA, Philippines – Banking on a hot start, Far Eastern University overcame the scoring outburst of National University rookie John Lloyd Clemente, 79-74, to keep its Final Four hopes alive in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament on Sunday, November 11, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.  The Tamaraws pulled away early by knocking ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 11th, 2018Related News

After career game, John Lloyd Clemente targets Jeff Napa s record

MANILA, Philippines – It may be another loss for National University (NU), but the Bulldogs found a bright spot as rookie John Lloyd Clemente played a career game by erupting for the most points scored this season.  Clemente had a 21-point outburst in the 3rd quarter alone before finishing with ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 11th, 2018Related News

FEU survives NU, stays in hunt for Final 4 spot

FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY (FEU) stayed in the Final Four race after surviving the hot-shooting rookie John Lloyd Clemente and National University (NU), 79-74, in Season 81 University Athletic Association of...READ MORE The post FEU survives NU, stays in hunt for Final 4 spot appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Nov 11th, 2018Related News

UAAP: FEU takes care of business against NU to tie UP at fourth

Far Eastern University made certain it still has complete command of its own fate now in the stretch run of the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Arvin Tolentino waxed hot from start to finish as the Tamaraws wielded all of its weapons in a 79-74 triumph over hapless National University on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. Tolentino was on-point from the get-go and fired all of his 16 points in the first half. “So far, these boys are playing really well the past two games. Hopefully, we can sustain this,” head coach Olsen Racela said post-game. Right beside him was team captain Kenneth Tuffin and promising rookie L-Jay Gonzales who totaled 15 and nine points, respectively, to help FEU hike its record to 7-6. It was still a close contest after the opening salvo until the floodgates opened for the Tamaraws with Tolentino and Tuffin spearheading their 25-10 surge in the second quarter. The Bulldogs would only come as close as six points for the remainder of the game. FEU now stands on even ground with the University of the Philippines at the fourth spot. “Yun na yun. We’re still in the hunt,” their mentor said. Another win for the Tamaraws against Adamson University coupled with a Fighting Maroons loss to De La Salle University will send the former to the Final Four. “We are going all-out for that win. Whatever happens sa ibang games ng teams, we’re going for that win,” coach Olsen said. For NU, John Lloyd Clemente dropped 38 points, the most points from a player in this season, while Dave Ildefonso also added a 12-marker, 10-rebound double-double. That still wasn’t enough, though, as they dropped to 3-10 in the standings. They hope to salvage a winning end to their campaign up against fellow cellar-dwelling team University of the East. BOX SCORES FEU 79 – Tolentino 16, Tuffin 15, Gonzales 9, Stockton 7, Parker 6, Inigo 6, Orizu 6, Bienes 5, Ebona 4, Comboy 3, Bayquin 2, Cani 0, Escoto 0 NU 74 – Clemente 38, Ildefonso D 12, Diputado 4, Yu 4, Rike 2, Aquino 2, Tibayan 2, Galinato 2, Gallego 2, Salim 2, Gaye 2, Ildefonso S 1, Malonzo 1, Joson 0, Sinclair 0 QUARTER SCORES: 19-18, 44-28, 69-61, 79-74 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 11th, 2018Related News

UAAP: JLC learned to shoot like that from an NU legend

John Lloyd Clemente was white hot for National University all throughout their matchup against Far Eastern University on Sunday. “Actually, start of the game pa lang, nararadaman ko nang mainit ako e,” he told reporters after he dropped 38 points, the highest output from a player this season, in a losing effort. “Then start ng second half, ayun, hindi na ako nagmimintis. Nagulat na nga lang ako sa mga tira ko, lahat pumapasok e.” Along with a morale-boosting win for the already-eliminated Bulldogs, Clemente actually had a more personal goal in mind. “Last game kasi, first half pa lang, nakalimang three points na ako so sabi ko kay coach Jeff, ibe-break ko record mo. Ganun din ngayon,” he shared. The first-year player was referring to Jeff Napa, his former coach in Nazareth School of NU and who now serves as consultant for the school’s Seniors squad. Before being a coach, Napa once set a milestone, scoring 43 points built on a league record-tying 10 triples back in 2002. Fast forward 16 years and his milestone was put under siege in back-to-back games by Clemente. Last Wednesday, the scoring swingman had 19 points, 15 coming from five triples in the first half, and five days later, he dropped 38 points while scattering five triples. Safe to say, Clemente wasn’t able to match Napa’s firepower in a single game. “Kaya lang, ‘di ko na-break e. Yun talaga yung target ko sana e kaso ‘di ko magawa,” he said through chuckles. Interestingly, the man whose record Clemente is trying to break is the same man who has been his long-time mentor. “Si coach Jeff, parang tatay ko na rin yan. Siya talaga yung mentor ko,” he said, talking about their relationship which led to one championship in their time together with the Bullpups. And as it turns out, it’s actually Napa who has been overseeing Clemente’s transformation from a master of the midrange to a deep-range marksman. “Siya nagturo sa akin paano mag-shoot. Pagdating ko sa NU, ang pangit talaga ng shooting form ko tapos siya, nakita ko, ang ganda ng pitik niya,” the latter said. He then continued, “Tinanong ko teammates ko kung player ba siya dati tapos sabi nga nila na mag record nga raw siya. Mula pa noon, talagang tinuturuan na niya ako paano mag-shoot.” For being his mentor from then until now, Clemente is nothing but thankful for Napa. As he put it, “Si coach Jeff naman, alam kong gusto rin niya akong maging successful in the future.” That doesn’t mean, however, that Napa’s record is already safe. “May four years pa ako. Kaya pa yan,” Clemente said, restressing that he intends to go for the same milestone his mentor has. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 11th, 2018Related News

Southern California fire burns mobile homes, Malibu mansions

MALIBU, California, United States --- Two people were found dead and scores of houses from ranch homes to celebrities' mansions burned in a pair of wildfires that stretched across more than 100 square miles of Southern California, authorities said Saturday. The two bodies were found in Malibu, but Los Angeles County sheriff's Chief John Benedict offered no further details. They were discovered in the area of a winding stretch of Mulholland Highway with steep panoramic views, where on Saturday the roadway was littered with rocks, a few large boulders and fallen power lines, some of them still on fire. Most of the surrounding structures were leveled. The deaths bring to 11 the nu...Keep on reading: Southern California fire burns mobile homes, Malibu mansions.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 11th, 2018Related News

Joe Ingles scores 27 points, Jazz outlast Celtics 123-115

By JOHN COON,  Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Joe Ingles matched his career high with 27 points and added a season-high seven assists to help the Utah Jazz beat the Boston Celtics 123-115 on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) in Gordon Hayward's return to Utah. Hayward had 13 points and seven assists in his first game back in Utah since leaving the Jazz in free agency after the 2016-17 season. He broke his left ankle last season in the opener. Donovan Mitchell added 21 points for Utah, Jae Crowder had 20, and Rudy Gobert finished with 17 points and 15 rebounds. The Jazz won their second straight home game and second straight overall. Terry Rozier scored 22 points and Jayson Tatum added 21 for the Celtics. Boston lost for the third time in four games. The Jazz started to pull away when they scored 3-pointers on each of their final four possessions of the second quarter to take a 58-51 halftime lead. Ingles accounted for the first three long-distance baskets — highlighting a 20-point first half for him. Utah opened the third quarter on a 17-6 run. Mitchell ignited the run by draining three free throws and driving for a layup on back-to-back possessions. Derrick Favors kept it going with back-to-back baskets that gave the Jazz a double digit lead and finished the run off with a pair of free throws that put Utah ahead 75-57 just four minutes into the quarter. The Jazz eventually built their lead to 20 points, going up 83-63 on a layup from Crowder, before Boston rallied in the fourth quarter. The Celtics scored on four straight possessions — culminating in Tatum's layup — to ignite a 15-4 run. Rozier buried a 3-pointer to cap off the run and cut Utah's lead to 100-96. Boston got within four points four more times, the final time on a 3-pointer from Marcus Smart that made it 111-107. But Gobert made a layup to push the lead to six and Tatum missed a pair of layups that could have trimmed the deficit again. Crowder sealed it on a corner three that gave Utah a 117-109 lead with 47.7 seconds left. TIP INS Celtics: Smart set season high with 10 assists. He finished one assist shy of matching his career high. ... Boston scored 28 points off 17 Utah turnovers. The Celtics gave up a season-high 35 points to the Jazz in the third quarter. Jazz: Ingles made five 3-pointers, moving him ahead of Deron Williams (511) on Utah's 3-pointers list. He has made 512 3-pointers with the Jazz. Utah finished with 45-28 advantage on rebounds against Boston. The Jazz finished with 50 points in the paint. UP NEXT Celtics: At Portland on Sunday. Jazz: At Memphis on Monday.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 10th, 2018Related News

Seven theft, robbery cases since Boracay reopening

THE Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) said it has intensified intelligence operations amid robbery and theft cases in Boracay Island. In a statement, Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, Western Visayas police chief, confirmed that they have recorded theft incidents since Boracay reopened on Oct. 26, 2018. On the first day of the reopening, an Italian national […] The post Seven theft, robbery cases since Boracay reopening appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 8th, 2018Related News