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Pacquiao extra-motivated with Duterte, Malaysian PM watching 

For Lucas Matthysse, it’s back to the drawing board......»»

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

Palace: War on graft yielding results

Malacaang pointed to graft cases filed against 17 local officials in Boracay as among those that showed progress in the Duterte administration's anticorruption campaign.   In a statement, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said President Rodrigo Duterte's "Sibak, Sibak, Sibak" campaign did not spare even Cabinet officials.   The 8888 hotline, which the President had ordered set up to receive complaints from the people, had an "average resolution rate of 93.2 percent in 2017," according to Roque. ---Julie M. Aurelio...Keep on reading: Palace: War on graft yielding results.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 14th, 2018Related News

COA: LRTA neglected P980-M housing for settlers

The Commission on Audit (COA) has rebuked the Light Railway Transit Authority (LRTA) for allegedly neglecting a P980-million housing project for informal settlers displaced by its projects.   In its 2017 audit report, the COA questioned why the LRTA allowed 180 housing units, built at a relocation site in General Trias town, Cavite province, to deteriorate and lead to losses for the government.   According to COA records, the project is known as the Cavite-LRTA Housing Project and was implemented with the Cavite provincial government on a 21-hectare site in Barangay Santiago.   180 units   Aside from the houses, the site was to have an administ...Keep on reading: COA: LRTA neglected P980-M housing for settlers.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 14th, 2018Related News

450 migrants stranded at sea as Italy, Malta dig heels in

ROME, Italy – Another 450 migrants on board two Frontex vessels were stranded at sea on Saturday, July 14, as Italy and Malta locked horns over whose responsibility it was to offer them safe harbor.  The migrants had initially set sail from Libya in a single wooden vessel which was identified early ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 14th, 2018Related News

Nets acquire Faried, Arthur from Nuggets

Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets dunks on Omri Casspi #18 of the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center on November 4, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP NEW YOR.....»»

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

Ambassador Heidt celebrated the sendoff of 26 Cambodian YSEALI members and their mentor as they headed to Manila for the annual 'YSEALI Summit. – Manila Picture

[U.S. Embassy photo by Adah] Image published by USEmbassyPhnomPenh on 2017-10-20 09:26:20 and used under Creative Commons license. Tagged: link: Ambassador Heidt celebrated the sendoff of 26 Cambodian YSEALI members and their mentor as they headed to Manila for the annual #YSEALI Summit. – Manila Picture.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jul 14th, 2018Related News

Image from page 230 of “The Philippine journal of science” (1906) – Manila Picture

Identifier: philippinejo121917phil Title: The Philippine journal of science Year: 1906 (1900s) Authors: Philippines. National Science Development Board Philippines. Bureau of Science Philippines. Dept. of Agriculture and Commerce Institute of Science (Philippines) Institute of Science and Technology (Philippines) National Institute of Science and Technology (Philippines) Philippines. National Science and Technology Authority Industrial Technology Development Institute (Philippines)… link: Image from page 230 of “The Philippine journal of science” (1906) – Manila Picture.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jul 14th, 2018Related News

COA calls out PCSO for P5.89-B disbursements not related to charity projects

The Commission on Audit has called out the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office for P5.89-billion worth of disbursements in 2017 not related to charity programs, warning that such practice may soon the deplete the state firm's Charity Fund rendering it incapable to perform its primary mandate......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 14th, 2018Related News

Palawan, Cebu make it to list of world’s top islands for 2018

The islands of Palawan and Cebu made it to the list of the top 15 islands in the world for 2018. The two Philippine islands managed to snag the eighth and sixth places in "The 15 Best Islands in the World" lineup released by New York-based travel magazine Travel + Leisure on July 11 as voted by travelers. Cebu made the grade at eighth place with a score of 89.10. Palawan scored 90.04 at sixth place. The vacation destination dropped a fair distance from its lofty place at the top. Palawan was previously ranked the best island on the 2013, 2016 and 2017 list. This year appears to be Indonesia's year in the spotlight as Java scored 95.28, which makes it the most recommended pla...Keep on reading: Palawan, Cebu make it to list of world’s top islands for 2018.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 14th, 2018Related News

Other drivers deserve fare hike, too - LTOP

THE provisional fare hike approved by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) should be implemented nationwide, Orlando Marquez, national president of Liga ng Transportasyon at Opereytor sa Pilipinas (LTOP), said yesterday. Marquez cited the fact that prices of diesel and gasoline in the provinces and far flung areas….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJul 14th, 2018Related News

One-strike policy vs government workers into drugs pushed

The Dangerous Drugs Board is standing firm on its position to implement a one-strike policy against government personnel who will test positive for drug use even as it has yet to reconcile with the Civil Service Commission on the sanctions that would be imposed......»»

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

OECD: Agri growth in PH still slow amid strong financial buffer

Among emerging economies, the Philippines had one of the highest rate of support to its farmers in the last three years, a report showed.   In its latest agricultural evaluation, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said the country gave out the biggest support to the sector at an average of 26 percent of the country's total gross farm receipts for 2015 to 2017.   This is higher than the OECD average of 18 percent and one of the highest among all emerging economies covered by the report, which included Brazil, Chile, South Africa, Thailand, Mexico, Malaysia, India and Indonesia, among others.   The dominant form of support to t...Keep on reading: OECD: Agri growth in PH still slow amid strong financial buffer.....»»

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

LTFRB defends P10-M fine imposed on Grab

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) maintained that their decision to fine ride-hailing giant Grab P10 million for allegedly overcharging its passengers was based on merit and did not stem from political pressure.   LTFRB chair Martin Delgra said the transport network company (TNC) committed a violation by unilaterally imposing a P2/minute travel charge without the board's approval.   For this, the LTFRB on Tuesday ordered Grab to pay P10 million and to reimburse passengers affected by the additional charge through future rebates.   Delgra added the TNC may still file for reconsideration within 15 days.---Krixia Subingsubing ...Keep on reading: LTFRB defends P10-M fine imposed on Grab.....»»

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

UnionBank shifts to tech-driven services

UnionBank of the Philippines (UBP) is now both a technology company and a banking institution, according to Justo Ortiz, UBP chairman of the board in an interview with the Daily Tribune. The shift in UBP focus explains why the bank is actively pursuing blockchain technology as “it wants to get ahead of the game” to […].....»»

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

EDC eyeing P11.5 billion for capex, refinancing

LOPEZ-led Energy Development Corp. (EDC) will raise P11.5 billion via bilateral term loans to refinance loans and fund its capital expenditure (capex). In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Thursday, EDC secured board approval to obtain three-year bilateral loan facilities with various local banks for a total amount of up to P11.5 billion to […].....»»

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

Fighting fake news with the law

PARIS, France – Some countries are bringing in legislation to fight "fake news", a particular menace during election campaigning, but critics warn of the danger to freedom of expression and the media. Here is a look at the situation in a selection of countries. Germany The parliament adopted in June 2017 a law ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

COA: China firm owes PH gov t P1.3B in damages over train contract

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA), in its 2017 audit report,  found China-based CRRC Dalian Company Limited owes the Department of Transportation (DOTr) P1.3 billion in liquidated damages. Dalian is involved with the controversial 48 trains for the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) that  were delivered in 2016 , but were remained unused ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

2 years after Hague ruling: Preserving rules-based order in South China Sea

In this photo, taken Sept. 23, 2015, a Chinese Coast Guard boat sprays a water cannon at Filipino fishermen near Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. China on Friday, May 19, 2017, said it rea.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

Nets trade Jeremy Lin to Hawks

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2017, file photo, Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin (7) passes the ball as Philadelphia 76ers guards Ben Simmons, right, and JJ Redick (17) defend during the third quarter of a.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 13th, 2018Related News

‘Time to reset the thinking of Philippine military’

      Amid growing concerns over the territorial disputes in the South China Sea, it's a fine time for the top brass of the Armed Forces of the Philippines to go back to the drawing board and rethink their mindset in dealing with the country's security problems.   "It's about time to reset the thinking of the leadership in the military and look at the Navy and give it more importance," said Marites Vitug, author of Rock Solid: How the Philippines Won Its Maritime Case Against China.   The author said she was able to interview Navy officers and former Navy chiefs for her upcoming book, which details the developments that led to the lan...Keep on reading: ‘Time to reset the thinking of Philippine military’.....»»

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