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Steps toward better education

In a bid to enhance the quality of and increase access to education in the Philippines, the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) — agencies tasked with the formulation and implementation of plans and policies relating to basic and higher education — have created a number of programs over the […].....»»

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Education reform and the Philippine economy

As “Asia’s Rising Tiger,” the Philippines has gained a reputation for rapid economic growth that has stayed on course no matter the circumstances. Despite recent tensions in the global economy, the country has managed to remain competitive, posting a respectable 5.6% gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the first quarter of the year. Much of […].....»»

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Startups wanted for fourth season of CNN’s The Final Pitch

The Final Pitch is set to return for its fourth season on CNN Philippines later this year in September. Today, CNN is looking for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to connect with some of the most established businesspeople and investors in the country. “We can’t wait for our entrepreneurs to grow their businesses with the help of […].....»»

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James Harden happy to see the likes of Kai Sotto aspire to make it to the NBA

Houston Rockets star James Harden is more than delighted to see international talents aspire to one day reach the NBA as well.  The seven-time All-Star is currently in the Philippines for the adidas Free to Harden Manila 2019 tour, and was able field some questions from the media, Wednesday morning.  One of the questions that Harden was asked was what he thought of young basketball players like our very own Kai Sotto working hard to make it into the league, and what they needed to do to actually realize their dream.  The 7-foot-2 Sotto, who is currently with Gilas Youth for the FIBA U-19 World Championship in Greece, trained in the United States with the intention of pursuing an NBA career in the near future. "Amazing, not just Filipino, but international players, there’s so many international players who are making it into the NBA, it’s great," Harden said during the media interviews. "We’re taking the NBA not just for the US, but worldwide, and it gives kids, not just Filipino, not just in China, all over the world the confidence like ‘Look at my Filipino buddy who made it into the NBA. Look at my Chinese buddy who made it into the NBA. I have the confidence, I have the chance and the opportunity to make it. If I work hard, if I focus, if I keep my head right in school and stay in the gym, I can make it to the NBA too!’ so globally, the game of basketball is at another level." With Harden's steady rise to superstardom all over the world, more and more young hoopers have grown to appreciate Harden's unique style of play. All over the globe, more and more kids have started practicing the stepback jumper or the EuroStep in traffic after seeing Harden execute those moves to perfection.  Harden admits to having also learned those moves from ones who came before him, and hopes to see the next generation of hoops stars also take those moves or create their own moves and make them even better.  "Honestly, it feels great. Those moves, I learned them from someone. I watched Dwyane Wade, Manu [Ginobili], as far as the EuroStep, Paul Pierce had a crazy stepback, so I watched those guys and I learned, and I just studied and I tried to figure out ways to do those moves and be better at them, take those moves to another level, that’s what I’ve done, especially for the stepback."  "Hopefully, these kids, they’re studying and watching the game of basketball and they’re finding was to be better and hopefully they’ll take those moves or create different moves and take their basketball game to another level," he added.  Speaking of confidence, "The Beard" touched on seeing kids having confidence in their game as somewhat a motivating factor. He shared a story of a kid that he met in his most recent trip China that showed an impressive level of confidence at such a young age.  "Back when I was in China, I seen this little kid, who was maybe 7 years old, and he could shoot the ball and he had so much confidence. He hit a couple of shots in a row in front of like 5,000 people in an arena, and I was like ‘You know what, let’s see you make another shot, you can have my shoes.’ and he was like ‘Alright!’, and just shot it with so much confidence, and when he made it, it was like he knew he was going to make it already." "That’s what I love to see, that motivates me to continue to go out there and do it at a high level because you got kids that really follow and pay attention to what you’re doing and your every move, so that keeps me going," Harden continued. .....»»

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Rockets goal for next season is to get healthy and better, says James Harden

James Harden is coming off yet another MVP-caliber season, leading the Houston Rockets to another post-season berth, after what was a rocky start to the season.  Facing a litany of injuries to key players like Chris Paul and Clint Capela, Harden went on a historic run that saw him score 30-plus points in 32 straight games to pull the Rockets back into the playoff picture from an 11-13 record.  "Just the will, finding the will to win games," Harden said of his stellar streak. The 2018 NBA Most Valuable Player is currently in the Philippines for his two-day adidas Free To Harden Manila 2019 tour, and was able to answer some questions from the media, Wednesday.  "Throughout that 32-games, it was a stretch of scoring, throughout the other course of the games, it was maybe assists, it was maybe defense, a variety of things." "I think every game is it’s own challenge and you have to find ways to impact the games and try to win the games, and so, throughout the course of the season, you might have injuries, you might have guys out of the lineups, you can’t let that sidetrack you, you have to focus on winning that game, and that was kind of my mindset," he continued.  While the Rockets did make it back into the postseason, finishing with another 50-win season and the fourth seed in the tough Western Conference, they again saw their title dreams come to a crashing halt at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, who just a season prior, eliminated them in Game 7 the Western Conference Finals.  With the Warriors' spot at the top of the Western Conference now in question due to the looming free agency as well as injuries to key guys in Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, Harden says that the Rockets just need to get better to put themselves in a position to contend for the title again.  "Just get a little bit better, that’s all we can do, from an individual [standpoint], myself, Chris, Clint, PJ, Eric, all guys get a little bit better, and then for the front office to bring in more skilled, more talented guys that have championship nature and want to win into the locker room. [We need] to continue to put ourselves in that position," he explained. "I think two years ago, we were so successful, we were one game away from the Finals because we had vets, we had guys that’s been through it throughout the course of the league for a long time, they had longevity in the NBA, and then last year we just went through so much adversity as far as injuries and trades, and we fought through it and we still got to a top-4 seed in the west. [We just need to] keep healthy, keep getting better, and just try to put ourselves in a position to be successful," Harden added.   .....»»

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PDP-Laban, 3 major House blocs support Velasco for Speaker

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – The numbers now seem to be on the side of Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco after 4 major blocs in the House, including the ruling party, forged an alliance to back his speakership bid. Rappler obtained a copy of a manifesto signed by leaders of ........»»

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Duterte tells Bangsamoro gov t to hurry up

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte appeared unsatisfied with the pace of the new Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), telling them to "hurry up" in a speech on Tuesday, June 25. "Ang bayan natin medyo malayo pa (Our country is still far away). We still have to perfect the BOL. I ........»»

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LOOK: Marcos family reunion in Malacañang

MANILA, Philippines – Senator-elect Imee Marcos and her son Ilocos Norte governor-elect Matthew Joseph Manotoc joined other newly elected officials who took their oath of office before President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang on Tuesday, June 25. Like other officials who went to the Palace that day, the Marcoses were with members of ........»»

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Dodong set to exit, but monsoon rain seen in last days of June

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Dodong slightly accelerated on Wednesday morning, June 26, as it prepared to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). But while Dodong ........»»

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Rappler Talk: Assessing Duterte presidency at the halfway mark

MANILA, Philippines – Rodrigo Duterte's presidency will reach its halfway mark on Sunday, June 30. How would you assess his administration and governance style? Rappler reporter Pia Ranada speaks with Aries Arugay, political science associate professor from the University of the Philippines, about Duterte's sustained popularity, his political gains and ........»»

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After Dodong, PAGASA monitors potential tropical depression

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Even before Tropical Depression Dodong leaves the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), forecasters are already monitoring a cloud cluster which could later become a tropical depression. In a ........»»

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Allow China to fish in PH waters? Panelo cites UNCLOS but forgets Constitution

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo pointed to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to prove the Philippines may allow other countries, like China, to fish in its waters. However, Panelo failed to mention that the Philippines’ own ........»»

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‘Dodong’ slightly speeds up ahead of exit

Tropical Depression Dodong has slightly accelerated as it continues to move away from the Philippines, state weather bureau PAGASA said late Wednesday morning......»»

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Suicide prevention hotline ‘Hope Line’ to stop operation as DOH, NCMH drop support

National suicide prevention and emotional crisis intervention hotline Hopeline Philippines on Tuesday announced that it is ceasing its operations after the Department of Health and National Center for Mental Health decided to withdraw its support for the organization......»»

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Kim Domingo, 'singlebuthappy

Manila, Philippines – Hindi isang quote kundi hugot ang caption ni Kim Domingo sa bago niyang post sa kaniyang Instagram account. “One day you’re going to see her holding hands with someone who took your chance,” ayon sa aktres sa kaniyang post sa Instagram nitong Martes, Hunyo 25.  “She won’t even notice you because she’s […] The post Kim Domingo, #singlebuthappy appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

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Dela Rosa, firing squad execution ang nais para sa mga drug trafficker

Manila, Philippines – Para hindi pamarisan, isang firing squad execution ang naiisip ni senator-elect Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa na parusa para sa mga mapatutunayang tulak ng ilegal na droga.  “Dapat gawing public, para matakot ang mamamayan, para ‘di pamarisan. Firing squad sa plaza, live [telecast], covered by the media,” sabi ni Dela Rosa, dating Philippine […] The post Dela Rosa, firing squad execution ang nais para sa mga drug trafficker appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

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Dengue nangungunang sanhi ng pagkakaospital ng mga Pinoy

Manila, Philippines – Natuklasan ng PhilCare Wellness Index 2019 na dengue ang nangungunang sanhi ng pagkakaospital ng mga Pilipino. Ayon kay lead researcher at University Professor Dr. Fernando Paragas sa press briefing ngayong Miyerkules, Hunyo 26, 19% ng mga respondente ng pag-aaral ay nagkaroon ng kaanak na naospital noong 2018 at 42.63% sa mga ito […] The post Dengue nangungunang sanhi ng pagkakaospital ng mga Pinoy appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

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Bagyong Dodong, bahagyang bumilis

Manila, Philippines – Bahagyang bumilis ang galaw ng Bagyong Dodong patungong hilagang-silangan ngayong Miyerkules ng umaga, ayon sa PAGASA. Ayon sa update ng PAGASA dakong 11 ng tanghali, hindi pa rin inaasahang tatama sa lupa ang Bagyong Dodong at hindi makaaapekto sa anumang parte ng bansa. Gayunpaman, ang Southwest Monsoon o habagat ang maghahatid na […] The post Bagyong Dodong, bahagyang bumilis appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

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Pagbubukas sa takilya ng mga bagong pelikula, ililipat na ng Biyernes

Manila, Philippines – Inanunsiyo ni Liza Dino, chairperson ng Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) nitong Martes, Hunyo 25, ang ilang bagong polisiya sa mga sinehan sa bansa. Isa sa mga ito ay ang paglipat sa Biyernes ng pagpapalabas ng mga bagong pelikula mula sa Miyerkules. Ang hakbang ay naglalayong isulong ang paglago at […] The post Pagbubukas sa takilya ng mga bagong pelikula, ililipat na ng Biyernes appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

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Lifting of martial law in Davao City under study

The proposal of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to lift martial law in the city will be assessed, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said yesterday......»»

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