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Revisiting Marawi and Resisting Authoritarian Rule 

(Statement of Konsyensya Dabaw, issued on19 May 2018) May 23, 2018 marks the first year of the day the armed conflict in Marawi erupted and Martial Law in Mindanao was declared through Proclamation 216. We in Konsyensya Dabaw gather today to listen to two survivors of the Marawi conflict. As fellow Mindanawons, we want to understand […].....»»

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LUGAR LANG: One year later: creating space for Marawi

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 May) — Based on online posts, one would think that all everyone cared about on May 19, 2018 was the Royal Wedding. But on that same day, against the tide, the forum “Revisiting Marawi from the Lens of Interfaith Dialogue and Multiculturalism” was held by Konsyensya Dabaw in cooperation with […].....»»

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Cariño brothers shine in Le Tour Stage 3

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan: The Cariño brothers proved on Tuesday that blood is thicker than water as Philippine Navy-Standard Insurance’s El Joshua and 7-Eleven Cliqq RoadBike Philippines’ Daniel Ven made a historic 1-2 finish in the punishing Stage 3 of the 2018 Le Tour de Filipinas. The Cariño brothers thrived under sweltering conditions as they made a [...] The post Cariño brothers shine in Le Tour Stage 3 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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PSL beach volley action explodes today

Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons of Petron XCS will start their title-retention bid today in the 2018 Philippine Superliga (PSL) Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup at the Sands by the Bay in Pasay City. Rondina and Pons will see action in Pool A along with veterans Fiola Ceballos and Patty Orendain of Generika Ayala-A, and Danika [...] The post PSL beach volley action explodes today appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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PBA All-Star unfolds in Digos

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s multi-titled coach Tim Cone will guide the Mindanao squad when it battles Gilas Pilipinas under Meralco head coach Norman Black tonight in the first leg of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) 2018 All-Star break at the Davao Del Sur Coliseum in Digos, Davao Del Sur. The two-time grand slam coach will [...] The post PBA All-Star unfolds in Digos appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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President Duterte Vows Support for Filipino Athletes

President Rodrigo Duterte assured his support for the Filipino young athletes as he led the opening ceremony of Philippine National Games 2018 here on Saturday, May 19. “I am honored to stand here to formally open the much anticipated Philippine National Games 2018. I am proud to say that the spirit of the Filipino athlete […].....»»

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Lorega Fire Claims 47 Houses

73 families were affected after a fire set 47 houses ablaze in Sitio Riverside, Barangay Lorega San Miguel on May 21, 2018. The Bureau of Fire Protection 7 (BFP 7) received the alarm at 10:15 am. The firefighters had a hard time controlling the fire as the affected area is hard to navigate due to […].....»»

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PNP chief reminds cops to serve with humility

BACOLOD City – PNP Director General Oscar Albayalde reminded police forces here to serve the public with humility. Albayalde arrived here on May 20, 2018, to visit the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) and the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO). Albayalde also met with Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) director, Chief Superintendent Cesar Hawthorne Binag, […] The post PNP chief reminds cops to serve with humility appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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La Castellana school vying for Brigada Hall of Fame

LA CASTELLANA, Negros Occ. – The La Castellana National High School will be gunning for a Grand Slam win in the implementation of the Brigada Eskwela 2018. Mayor Rhumyla Nicor- Mangilimutan said 2018 is the third year that the town’s top school will be eyeing the Hall of Fame award at the national level. “On […] The post La Castellana school vying for Brigada Hall of Fame appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Duterte to wait for proposal on Negros federated region

LA CASTELLANA, Negros Occ. – President Rodrigo Duterte will wait for the final draft of the Constitutional Consultative Committee’s (ConCom) report before making any comments on the proposed Negrosanon Federated Region (NFR), Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said on May 21, 2018. Lacson said this was the topic discussed by President in a private dinner […] The post Duterte to wait for proposal on Negros federated region appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Ex-solon, wife slaps daily with P140-M libel suits

BACOLOD City – Former congressman Julio Ledesma IV (1st District, Negros Occ.) and his actress-wife Assunta de Rossi, filed separate libel cases against a daily newspaper columnist, its editors, and officers. The couple, who went to the San Carlos City Prosecutor’s Office on May 18, 2018, filed their separate criminal complaints, asking for a total […] The post Ex-solon, wife slaps daily with P140-M libel suits appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Cebu airport drives Megawide earnings higher

MEGAWIDE Construction Corp. delivered an 8% improvement in its attributable profit for the first three months of 2018, driven by the double-digit top-line growth from its airport business which offset the seasonally slow construction segment. In a regulatory filing, the listed firm reported a net income attributable to the parent of P475.29 million, higher than […] The post Cebu airport drives Megawide earnings higher appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Thai Q1 GDP expands at best pace in five years; gov’t raises 2018 forecast

BANGKOK — Thailand produced its fastest economic growth in five years in the first quarter, boosted by strong exports and tourism plus a slight firming in long-weak private consumption. With the robust January-March performance, the national planning agency raised its 2018 growth forecast to 4.2-4.7% from 3.6-4.6% seen three months ago. The agency said on […] The post Thai Q1 GDP expands at best pace in five years; gov’t raises 2018 forecast appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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New batch of Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars named

EIGHT boys and eight girls were named as Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars from a total of 74 participants during the Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska National Training Camp to become the 11th batch of Jr. NBA All-Stars. Headlined by Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein and WNBA Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes, the National […] The post New batch of Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars named appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Filoil: Cardinals win after Altas fail to show up at venue

Mapua didn't break any sweat in keeping its record clean in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup on Tuesday. The Cardinals didn't have to after their opponent University of Perpetual Help failed to show up at the venue. Mapua improved to 4-0, joining league-leaders Ateneo and La Salle on top of Group A standings, via forfeiture. The head-scratching loss eliminated the Altas from contention with a 0-5 slate....Keep on reading: Filoil: Cardinals win after Altas fail to show up at venue.....»»

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Rival players support seeding Serena Williams at French Open

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 21, 2018 file photo, Serena Williams returns to Naomi Osaka, of Japan, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, in Key Biscayne, Fla. everal of Serena Williams'.....»»

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CEZA s sees P1.7B investment from first 15 fintech locators

CEZA administrator and chief executive officer Raul Lambino briefing the media at the sidelines of 'A New Venture in the Valley Unfolds: CEZA FinTech Summit 2018″ The Cagayan Economi.....»»

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Economic talks between US and China lead to trade war truce

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a television interview outside the West Wing of the White House, in Washington, Friday, May 18, 2018. (Photo by CAROLYN KASTER / AP) WA.....»»

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Business of Football - Philippines highlights football s growth in the country

MANILA -  The recent success of The Azkals, with their Asian Cup qualification, and their FIFA ranking at its highest at 111, has given football a renewed confidence, and a positive outlook in terms of the growth of the sport in the Philippines.   Football is now tipped to become the fastest growing sport in the country, with the largest potential for success commercially, and in terms of on-pitch success.  The sport which is currently number 3 in the Philippines in terms of popularity and participation, after basketball and boxing, is said to be still further behind compared to other sports, such as volleyball, billiards, etc., in terms of TV coverage. These were among the insights and trends gathered from top-notch executives of organizations such as AFC, PFF, PFL, LaLiga, Dentsu X, SMG Insight, Globe Telecom, RSportz, Toby Sports and Manila Times, at the ‘Business of Football - Philippines’, organized by MMC Sportz.  The sold-out event was attended by more than 185 local and foreign delegates on 18 May 2018 at the New World Makati Hotel.   MMC Sports CEO Eric Gottschalk says, “Research in this market, shows that TV is still the number one platform here in the Philippines, and is the number one medium that advertisers are looking for, to spend their budgets on.  We also learned that live TV coverage actually stimulates stadium attendance, and not vice versa.  If there’s more football on TV, we will see more fans in the stadium.  Currently football is not ranked among the top 100 TV programmers in the Philippines and is only number 3 sport in terms of participation and popularity after basketball and boxing.  Football needs media in order to drive commercial revenues for the clubs.”   “Now is also the perfect time to get involved in football since sponsorship and advertising opportunities are currently very affordable compared for example to basketball, but this is predicted to change within the next 6-12 months, as values are expected to increase sharply.  Football also needs to create more idols and heroes to attract more media coverage overall, other than just covering game scores. Each team has a unique story which just needs to be told,” says Gottschalk. Following the presentation about the Philippines Football League (PFL) it was agreed that the PFL now fills the lack of regular created football content as the leagues matches (87 in 2018/19 season) contribute year-round stories to keep football in the news. In the past, the main talking points were around the Azkals which only play very few home matches each year.      Public education about the game of football is also needed on all levels as many people in the Philippines are still not aware about the rules or aware of programs available like coaching academies, amateur competitions, or how and where to follow the professional league.  Ten thousand (10,000) qualified grassroots coaches are also needed to satisfy the local demand and to trigger strong football development and growths. Investors on the other hand are looking for consistency and credibility of the football product but with the PFL in the second season and foreign sponsors expected to invest in the Philippines, local brands should consider to follow suit.  On the sports retail side, only 1.5% of current retail sales are attributed to football, while basketball enjoys a healthy 46% market share. As a result, only limited line items and stocks are available in stores and entry level boots and replica jerseys are too high priced to be affordable for the average consumer. The national player registration program, MY PFF, has been launched with the objective to collect vital statistics and data about the football community which is urgently needed to support the youth football development strategy of the PFF and to develop a players pathway.  As FIFA has mandated to register the estimated 1.5 million players in the Philippines, the PFF has urged organizers and players to already register online as by next month only registered players will be allowed to participate in sanctioned events. The “Business of Football – Philippines” conference also announced 36 career opportunities related to sports and football, including positions in marketing, legal, competition management and coaching, with all these listing being available online with MMC Sportz or for direct inquiries with the PFF. In his closing remarks, MMC Sportz CEO Eric M. Gottschalk stated that “More importantly, Don’t Break the 12th Man! It is important that all stakeholders don’t forget to engage with the fans. The fans are the most important aspect of the development of football in the Philippines – if there are no fans of football then there is no media, no spectators, no players, no games, no business. Everyone is required to ensure we keep the fans (football consumers) engaged year-long and the first step would be to get the media behind the game. There is a strong football - community out there already and hopefully, we the TV broadcasters will take another look at football and give them at least some consideration on the program schedule.  I believe today’s conference was a great success.  We brought the football community together, stimulated thinking, exchanged ideas and transferred a lot of knowledge. Now it is up to the football stakeholders to continue the progress.  From our end (and with the approval of the PFF) we will stage the 2nd edition of BOF early 2019 and hopefully we will be able to report on some of the changes initiated today.”    Speakers who shared their insights include LaLiga Managing Director for South East Asia, Japan, Korean and Australia Ivan Codina, AFC Head of MA Services Domeka Garamendi, SMG Insight Managing Director Frank Saez, Azkals Team Manager Dan Palami, Globe Director for OIC, Citizenship and Advocacy Marketing Miguel Bermundo, PFL CEO Lazarus Xavier, PFF General Secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes, Ignite Sports Group Managing Director Michael Reyes,  Asian Replica Designs Founder & Owner Jonathan Mallinson, Quorum Group President & COO Jose Claudio, Jr., Mediapro Asia Director of Sales and Sponsorship Salauddin Sinnakandu, and MMC Sportz Marketing CEO Eric Gottschalk.  Organized by MMC Sportz Asia, the event was sanctioned by the Asia Football Confederation (AFC) and the Philippines Football Federation (PFF), and sponsored by La Liga, Dentsu X, SMG Insight, RSportz, Globe Telecom, Toby’s Sports, Manila Times and Platinumlist. - RELEASE  .....»»

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Rival captains back Peru s Guerrero in bid to lift Cup ban

SYDNEY (AP) — The captains of the three countries set to play Peru at the World Cup have co-signed a letter urging soccer's international governing body to find a way for Peru captain Paolo Guerrero — currently under a drug suspension — to play in the tournament next month. FIFPro, the players' union, released a letter Tuesday that was signed by France captain Hugo Lloris, Denmark captain Simon Kjaer and Australia skipper Mile Jedinak seeking a temporary lifting of Guerrero's suspension. Guerrero tested positive for a banned substance after Peru's World Cup qualifier against Argentina last October and was initially suspended for 12 months. The ban was later reduced to six months, allowing the 34-year-old forward to return to his Brazilian club Flamengo to prepare for the World Cup. But the Court of Arbitration for Sport, on appeal from the World Anti-Doping Agency, last week extended the suspension to 14 months, effectively sidelining Guerrero for Peru's first World Cup tournament in 36 years. In the letter to FIFA, the France, Denmark and Australia captains asked the FIFA Council to "show compassion" and said it would be "plainly wrong" to exclude Guerrero on the basis of the findings that the Peru captain did not intent to cheat and that the substance was not performance-enhancing. Guerrero tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, but lawyers argued the stimulant did not enhance his performance and was accidentally consumed in contaminated tea. The CAS said its panel accepted those arguments as factual. "As such, we turn to the FIFA Council and kindly put forward an urgent request for clemency by asking the FIFA Council to temporarily interrupt the ban imposed on Paolo Guerrero during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, with the suspension to recommence at the conclusion of Peru's participation in the competition," the captains wrote. "We believe that in the interest of fairness and proportionality, and taking into consideration the exceptional circumstances of the present matter, Paolo who — as everyone agrees did not cheat — should be able to participate with, and against, his fellow professionals in the FIFA World Cup. "We strongly believe that a temporary interruption would be the equitable and rightful solution." Peru President Martin Vizcarra has asked the government and Peru's ambassador to Switzerland to be ready to help Guerrero challenge his ban at the Swiss supreme court. Guerrero can ask federal judges to study the ruling by the Swiss-based CAS, which banned him until January. The Swiss Federal Tribunal can intervene if the legal process was abused. It could give an interim order before Peru's World Cup program starts on June 16 against Denmark......»»

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