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MNLF men released

MANILA, Philippines - At least 28 members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) who were arrested at a military checkpoint in Marawi City on Tuesday w.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 20th, 2017Related News

27 MNLF members, dinakip sa Marawi City

27 MNLF members, dinakip sa Marawi City.....»»

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PAG-IBIG Fund Urges Members to Join in Expanded Raffle Promo

PAG-IBIG Fund Urges Members to Join in Expanded Raffle Promo.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 20th, 2017Related News

Silence, mourning since fatal crash turn to hope at Chapeco

MAURICIO SAVARESE, AP Sports Writer   CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — Silence and mourning are slowly being replaced by boisterous fans and hope. As the Chapecoense club rebuilds after the air crash that killed 19 players and nearly all members of the staff and board of directors, so is the town of 200,000. Like many in Brazil, football is the oxygen for everything: gossip, community pride and heated debate. On Saturday, Chapecoense's 20,000-capacity Arena Conda will host the team's first match since the tragedy almost two months ago. Lines outside are filled with fans excited about the club's and the city's restart. Fifty coffins lined the same field in November, where this time Chape's reconstructed team will play Brazilian champion Palmeiras in a friendly match. 'I bet I won't be able to sleep Friday night,' 19-year-old fan Marcelo Ribeiro said as he walked to the stadium. 'Since the accident the city is dead. The festivities were mostly canceled at the end of the year, and all most people are thinking about is the rebirth. I want to see what the rebirth looks like.' At the Hotel Bertaso, where most of Chape's players and coaching staff have traditionally lodged, the first signs of that rebirth are obvious. The second floor, which was home to many of the victims, including coach Caio Junior, is once again full. 'I can't help feeling a lot of hope for the future now,' said receptionist Gelson Mangone, who lost several friends in that crash on an Andean mountain side near Medellin, Colombia, on Nov.28. 'It has been a lot of work to settle all these new signings here, they are also learning their way here,' the receptionist said. 'But it does feel like a brand new start.' New coach Vagner Mancini is one of the hotel's new residents. He said the job makes him 'a better human being, but it's the most challenging to face.' 'We have to build a team, a coaching staff and a club infrastructure in a season in which Chape will be in demand,' Mancini told The Associated Press. 'I understand now that the city was so affected because the club and the city are run like a family,' he added. 'The players we brought are cut from that cloth, but we have to reach a higher level now.' After the crash, Colombian club Atletico Nacional, which was to face Chape in the Copa Sudamericana final in Medellin, awarded the victory to the small Brazilian team. That means that Chape qualified for South America's No. 1 tournament for the first time, the competitive Copa Libertadores. The team will also try to defend its title in the Santa Catarina state championship, try to stay up in Brazil's top-flight competition, and play in a pile of fundraisers, including one against Barcelona. 'We have to assemble a competitive team at the same time we need to hire someone to handle passports, contracts,' Mancini said. 'The club used to handle this well, but like a family run business. Now we are at a different moment.' Chapecoense had almost nothing left after the crash: six players that did not travel on the ill-fated flight, two physiotherapists, one goalkeeping coach, one doctor, one data analyst, one nurse and a few club officials. New chairman and club co-founder Plinio David de Nes Filho, a wealthy local businessman known as Maninho, is leading the charge to bolster club finances. Former players like Nivaldo Constante, who played as a goalkeeper until the tragedy struck, are approaching players that can help. And Chapeco Mayor Luciano Buligon is working as a kind of ambassador for the club and the city. 'Our weekends were about three things: family, church and Chapecoense,' Buligon said. 'It has been hard to get the city back on track because the wounds are still very open. But we are slowly moving on. On Saturday we will start getting a part of our weekends back.' Not everyone is happy. Rosangela Loureiro, widow of crash victim Cleber Santana, said she is upset because his belongings still have not been returned to the family. 'I feel sadness and rage. No one is doing anything to bring their belongings back. I plead with them to soften our pain and make us get the memories that we will hold dear for the rest of our lives,' she said on Instagram last week. Other widows have complained about damages not yet being paid by the club. Chapecoense directors say they are doing the best they can as they try to rebuild. There are even complaints at the joyous Hotel Bertaso. 'These new players love to make a mess in their rooms,' said a cleaner, who declined to offer her name. 'The other ones were older, more mature and the new ones seem to be more infantile. I hope they are up for the task. The city really needs that now.' .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 20th, 2017Related News

Sky Range holds one-day shootfest

The Sky Range Shooting Club at Solaire Resort and Casino marks its first anniversary with a one-day club open shoot tomorrow, the first time that the exclusive club will open its doors to non-members......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJan 19th, 2017Related News

Rody on Mamasapano: Where were the air assets?

MANILA, Philippines - Five days before the second anniversary of the Mamasapano incident that cost the lives of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) members, Presid.....»»

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‘Terror groups may have sleeper cells in Phl’

MANILA, Philippines - With members of the Islamic State actively sowing terror in many areas around the world including Europe, Defense Secretary Delfin Lore.....»»

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UH barkada celebrates 17 years of friendship

You know you have a solid program when the people who make it up no longer see themselves as merely colleagues but as family members......»»

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How SSS fails its members

How SSS fails its members.....»»

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WATCH | 4 members of ‘Bundol Gang’ carnap group nabbed in Pasig

WATCH | 4 members of ‘Bundol Gang’ carnap group nabbed in Pasig.....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJan 18th, 2017Related News

MPC denies misreporting Rody’s martial law remarks

MANILA, Philippines - Members of Malacañang Press Corps took offense yesterday at the statement of Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, who.....»»

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MPC denies misreporting Rody’s martial law remarks

MANILA, Philippines - Members of Malacañang Press Corps took offense yesterday at the statement of Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, who.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2017Related News

Speaker urged: Name ‘narco reps’

MANILA, Philippines - In the interest of fairness, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez was urged yesterday to name the two members of the House of Representatives who.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2017Related News

SOMOS O NO SOMOS? | LP members dared to yield majority perks and act as opposition - InterAksyon

SOMOS O NO SOMOS? | LP members dared to yield majority perks and act as opposition - InterAksyon.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2017Related News

WATCH | Somos o no somos? | LP members dared to yield majority perks and act as opposition

WATCH | Somos o no somos? | LP members dared to yield majority perks and act as opposition.....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJan 18th, 2017Related News

SOMOS O NO SOMOS? | LP members dared to yield majority perks and act as opposition

SOMOS O NO SOMOS? | LP members dared to yield majority perks and act as opposition.....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJan 18th, 2017Related News

One of 29 crew members of MV Meridian Tres remains missing

One of 29 crew members of MV Meridian Tres remains missing.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2017Related News

Big wins for Justin Thomas, proud moments for his father

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer   HONOLULU (AP) — Justin Thomas used to call his father when he arrived at junior tournaments, and the conversation almost always started the same way. 'What's the number?' The father wasn't asking what score it would take to win, the length of the course or even the entry fee. The number in question was how many greens his son would be able to reach in regulation, and not just on the par 4s. 'I was guaranteed to hit driver into at least one par 3,' Thomas said. Mike Thomas was in the gallery along the ninth fairway at Waialae Country Club when his 23-year-old son nearly left his feet while launching a 358-yard drive, setting up a wedge into the par 5. It was only his seventh-longest drive during his time in paradise. This Aloha State adventure was the best two weeks of Thomas' career. He joined Ernie Els as the only players to sweep the Hawaii swing and became the first player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win by at least three shots in consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour. Thomas rose to No. 8 in the world and he is the third-ranked American behind Dustin Johnson (No. 3) and Jordan Spieth (No. 5). 'Unforgettable,' Thomas said of the last two weeks. That goes for his parents, too, mainly because they had yet to see him win on the PGA Tour. His other two victories were in Malaysia, so Mike and Jani Thomas had to stay up until the early morning hours to watch him beat Adam Scott one year, Hideki Matsuyama the next. Watching in person with an ocean view is better. Mike Thomas has been the head pro at Harmony Landing outside Louisville, Kentucky, for the last 28 years, and golf is really all his son has ever known. Justin was not even 2 when his father gave him a cut-down driver with a wooden head to whack golf balls around the house and at Harmony Landing. As a toddler, when the boy wanted to play he would tell his mother, 'Bag of balls, bag of balls.' But the boy fell in love with golf by himself. 'I made sure there was no formal instruction until he asked for it,' Mike Thomas said. 'There were a lot more little lessons than big lessons.' Part of the reason is that he had a golf shop to run, members to serve and lessons to give. A larger part was that Mike Thomas had seen too many kids pushed too hard and he didn't want to be that parent. 'I decided that I wanted to be his best friend more than his father,' he said. 'There were times I had to get on him as a parent. But mostly we had just had a lot of fun.' Even now, when he takes time away from Harmony Landing to watch his son on tour, he stands quietly behind Thomas and caddie Jimmy Johnson without saying a word unless his son asks him to shoot video of a swing with his phone. They will look at it together. Mike Thomas tends to wait to see if his son can figure it out first. His fondest memories are not the tournaments he won as a junior, but the time they spent on the golf course in twilight hours, sometimes playing nine holes, other times creating games by seeing who could throw a golf ball closest to the pin. Golf has been in the family for three generations. Paul Thomas was the longtime club pro at Zanesville Country Club in Ohio who qualified for the 1962 U.S. Open at Oakmont. Mike Thomas played at Morehead State and competed in college against Kenny Perry, but his aspirations of playing the PGA Tour didn't last long. He spent one year on the mini-tours before working fulltime as a PGA professional. He took three jobs, in Ohio and Pittsburgh, before moving to Kentucky. Justin was in elementary school, still swinging away, when his father began a tradition of keeping golf balls from every tournament he won. There were 128 balls at Harmony Landing when they left for Hawaii. The father headed home with five more golf balls — and he wanted six. Two were from the victories at the SBS Tournament of Champions and the Sony Open, bringing the victory count to 130. A special display will hold the golf ball that Thomas rolled in from 15 feet for eagle on the final hole of his opening round for a 59. Another ball is from the 36-hole scoring record (123) he set on Friday, and the fifth is from the 72-hole record (253) Thomas set Sunday. 'I wanted the one after Saturday for the 54-hole record,' Mike Thomas said with a laugh. 'But Justin said that wasn't a record, it was only a tie.' It's tempting to think back to the toddler who said 'Bag of balls' the way most kids ask for candy, and see where his son is now. But only the stage has changed. 'The feeling is the same,' Mike Thomas said. 'I know this is the PGA Tour, but when he had a chance to win as an 8-year-old at a U.S. Kids event, it was like, 'This is really cool.' ... As a parent, I'm just glad he's healthy, I'm glad he's safe and I'm glad he's doing what he wants to do. What else could any parent want?' .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 17th, 2017Related News

2 incumbent congressmen on narco list – Speaker

MANILA, Philippines - Without identifying the lawmakers, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez confirmed yesterday that two incumbent members of the House of Representat.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2017Related News

2 solons pasok sa narco-list

INIHAYAG ni House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez kahapon, dalawang incumbent members ng House of Representatives ang kabilang sa narco-list ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte. Sa media briefing, si-nabi ni Alvarez, ang isa dalawang kongresista ay naberipika na ng ilang mga ahensiya bilang “drug protector.” Gayonman, tumanggi si Alvarez  na magbigay ng iba pang detalye kaugnay sa dalawang ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesJan 17th, 2017Related News