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Ex-DND panel chair, official tell courts: Trillanes applied for amnesty in 2011

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Monday, September 24, submitted supporting documents to prove that the amnesty granted to him in 2011 was valid and legal. Trillanes submitted the sworn affidavits of former defense undersecretary and ad hoc amnesty committee head Honorio Azcueta and Colonel Josefa Berbigal, former head ........»»

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Score! Scrabble dictionary adds ‘OK,’ ‘ew’ to official play

NEW YORK (AP) --- Scrabble players, time to rethink your game because 300 new words are coming your way, including some long-awaited gems: OK and ew, to name a few. Merriam-Webster released the sixth edition of "The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary" on Monday, four years after the last freshening up. The company, at the behest of Scrabble owner Hasbro Inc., left out one possibility under consideration for a hot minute --- RBI --- after consulting competitive players who thought it potentially too contentious. There was a remote case to be made since RBI has morphed into an actual word, pronounced rib-ee. But that's OK because, "OK." "OK is something Scrabble players have...Keep on reading: Score! Scrabble dictionary adds ‘OK,’ ‘ew’ to official play.....»»

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Trillanes made admission of guilt, JAGO officer confirms in affidavit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAH8qvvI150 Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV made his general admission of guilt before he took his oath on his filled-out amnesty application form, a military official said in an affidavit submitted before the Makati City Regional Trial Court. Col. Josefa C. Berbigal, currently a commissioned officer of the Judge Advocate General's Office (JAGO), said she was the one who processed the application for amnesty filed by those who benefitted under Proclamation No. 75 of then President Benigno Aquino III. "Among the applications for amnesty which our committee processed was that of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV which was filed on Jan. 5, 2011," Berbigal's affida...Keep on reading: Trillanes made admission of guilt, JAGO officer confirms in affidavit.....»»

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DBP allots P15 B for ICONS program

State-run Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has extended P15 billion in loans to local contractors working on infrastructure projects in the country, a top official said on Friday......»»

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123 nabbed in Region 13

Around 123 persons were arrested during simultaneous police stings in Region 13 (Caraga), a police official told The STAR yesterday......»»

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SC stops CJ from appointing judicial execs

The Supreme Court has formally laid down the rule prohibiting the Chief Justice from unilaterally appointing ranking administrative officials, which was one of the issues raised against ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. In a resolution issued last week, the Supreme Court said the chief magistrate had no power to app oint administrative officials with judicial ranks as it ruled on the case of former Philippine Judicial Academy (Philja) official Brenda Mendoza. Sereno had appointed Mendoza as chief of office for Philja's Philippine Mediation Center in June 2016. Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro issued an internal memorandum in July last year questioning Sereno's ...Keep on reading: SC stops CJ from appointing judicial execs.....»»

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‘Sanction Mocha, Drew for mocking sign language’

Two party-list lawmakers on Sunday asked President Duterte to sign into law an approved measure recognizing the official sign language for the Filipino deaf community as the world marked the International Day of Sign Languages. At the same time, ACT Teachers Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro urged Malacaang to impose sanctions on sex guru-turned-Assistant Communications Secretary Mocha Uson and her blogger-friend, Drew Olivar, for mocking the sign language in a recent online video. Brickbats Uson and Olivar were previously whacked by brickbats for making a video supposedly intended to help the government's push for federalism, which showed Olivar doing a sexually suggestive ...Keep on reading: ‘Sanction Mocha, Drew for mocking sign language’.....»»

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E. Coli found in water at evacuation centers

FIVE evacuation centers for families affected by the landslide that struck Sitio Sindulan, Barangay Tina-an in the City of Naga have water sources tainted with E. Coli, or fecal coliform, a health official said yesterday. Sporadic diarrhea cases have also been reported among evacuees since their arrival. Personnel of the Department of Health (DOH) 7… link: E. Coli found in water at evacuation centers.....»»

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Ex-Zamboanga accountant gets 23 years in jail over fake receipts

MANILA, Philippines – Former Zamboanga City accountant Sylvia Binarao was sentenced to 23 years in jail for falsifying receipts for her lodging in various official trips.  The Sandiganbayan Third Division found Binarao guilty of two counts each of graft, malversation of public funds, and falsification of public documents. ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

Steve Phelps named next NASCAR president

With the future of NASCAR’s CEO role still uncertain, another key leadership position will soon see a change. Steve Phelps, an upper-level marketing official with NASCAR since 2005, will replace Brent Dewar as NASCAR president on Oct. 1. He will be the third consecutive non-France family member to serve in that role, following Mike Helton… link: Steve Phelps named next NASCAR president.....»»

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GSIS readies condonation program for members’ unpaid housing loans

State-run Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is set to implement a loan condonation program for its member-borrowers with unpaid housing loans, a top official said......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceSep 23rd, 2018Related News

Tiger Woods with 3-shot lead and 1 round away from winning

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods made it look and sound as if he had never been gone. More than turning back time, every hole seemed like the one before Saturday at the Tour Championship. A tee shot striped down the middle of the fairway. The clean strike of an iron as he held his pose. A sonic boom of the cheers from around the green. Another birdie. "I got off to an ideal start," Woods said. "And the next thing you know, I was off and running." With the most dynamic golf he has played all year, Woods built a five-shot lead in seven holes before he cooled from there, settled for a 5-under 65 that gave him a three-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose and an ideal chance to end this comeback season with a moment that has defined his career. Winning. Woods has the 54-hole lead for the first time since his last victory in 2013 at the Bridgestone Invitational. He has never lost an official tournament when leading by more than two shots going into the final round, and his closing record with the lead is 42-2 on the PGA Tour. He has never been in better position to show he's all the way back from four back surgeries that once made him fear he might never play again. "I've gone through a lot this year to get myself to this point, and understanding and fighting my way through it," Woods said. "I'm certainly much more equipped than I was in March because of what I've gone through." Wood was at 12-under 198 and will be paired for the first time in final group with McIlroy on the PGA Tour. McIlroy birdied two of his last three holes for a 66. "It's obviously exciting for the golf tournament. It's exciting for golf in general that he's up there," McIlroy said. "But for me, all I can do is concentrate on myself. The game is hard enough without looking at other people. Go out there, take care of my business, and hopefully that's good enough." Rose started the third round tied with Woods, but not for long. Rose opened with two straight bogeys before battling back, but the world's No. 1 player already was four shots behind after four holes. He narrowed the gap with a birdie on the 16th as Woods had to scramble for bogey, a two-shot swing. "In some ways, it felt like a Sunday just with the energy," Rose said after a 68. "But I knew that it was halfway through a Saturday. Just wanted to sort of chisel a few back and give myself a chance going into tomorrow." Rose forgot about Woods and tried to beat East Lake, a game of match play in his mind, in a bid to stay in the game. He wound up with a hard-earned 68. There used to be no chance against Woods when he was atop the leaderboard going into the final round. His only losses with the 54-hole lead were the Quad City Classic in 1996 when he was 20 and making third start as a pro, and the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine against Y.E. Yang. He also lost a two-shot lead to Lee Westwood in Germany at a European Tour event in 2000. Now? Woods has gone more than five years without winning. He also has won enough times — 90 tournaments around the world — to remember how. "It's a little more unknown now," Rose said. "Obviously, his history, his statistics from this point are impeccable. They're incredible. But he's human, and there's a lot on it for him tomorrow, as well as the rest of us." Woods has had four finishes in the top 5, a runner-up by one shot at Innisbrook and by two shots at the PGA Championship. Only once this year, however, has he started the final round within closer than four shots of the lead. Being up by three is a much better view. "Simple math says that if I play a clean card, the guys behind me have to shoot 67 to force it into extra holes," Woods said. "That helps. I don't have to shoot 63 or 64 and hope I get help. This is a spot I'd much rather be in than four or five back." The Saturday start was simply mesmerizing. Woods poured in a 20-foot birdie putt on the first hole. His wedge settled 8 feet below the hole on No. 3. His 20-foot birdie putt on No. 4 tumbled into the center of the cup with perfect pace. Two short birdies followed. And when he finally missed a fairway at No. 7, Woods hit a 9-iron from the bunker that hopped out of the first cut to about 5 feet for a sixth birdie in seven holes. The cheers were endless, and there was no doubting what was going on. "I've heard the roars all day, and it's been phenomenal," Paul Casey said after his 66. "What an atmosphere it is out there this week." Woods, however, made only one birdie over his last 11 holes, a wedge to 7 feet on No. 12. He missed badly on his tee shot at the par-3 ninth, and the shaggy rough to the right of the 16th fairway caused the face of his club to open, missing to the right. His flop shot didn't get up the hill and rolled back toward him, and his next pitch was a bump-and-run played to perfection that kept him from another double bogey. McIlroy also started strong, and being in the group ahead of Woods, he knew exactly what was happening. On Sunday, he get a front-row seat. The only other time they were paired together in the fourth round was at the 2015 Masters, when both were 10 shots behind Jordan Spieth. Rose won't be in the final group, but he has plenty on the line even if he doesn't catch Woods. He likely needs to finish in the top five to be assured of winning the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

China summons U.S. ambassador over military sanctions

BEIJING, China – China summoned the US ambassador on Saturday, September 22, to lodge an official protest over sanctions imposed by the United States against a Chinese military organization for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles, state media said. The announcement came a day after China called on the United States ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 22nd, 2018Related News

Survivor found as death toll 167 in Tanzania ferry disaster

A survivor has been found inside a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster on Lake Victoria, an official said, while coffins arrived for at least 167 victims and counting. Survivor found as death toll 167 in Tanzania ferry disaster A survivor has been found inside a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the… link: Survivor found as death toll 167 in Tanzania ferry disaster.....»»

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Steve Phelps named next NASCAR president

With the future of NASCAR’s CEO role still uncertain, another key leadership position will soon see a change. Steve Phelps, an upper-level marketing official with NASCAR since 2005, will replace Brent Dewar as NASCAR president on Oct. 1. He will be the third consecutive non-France family member to serve in that role, following Mike Helton [...] The post Steve Phelps named next NASCAR president appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsSep 22nd, 2018Related News

SND Lorenzana’s Washington visit

Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana’s much awaited official visit to Washington, D.C. was extremely fruitful......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 22nd, 2018Related News

Zambo peninsula ready to supply fish to Manila, areas devastated by Ompong

Western Mindanao is ready to supply different types of fish to Metro Manila and parts of Luzon devastated by typhoon Ompong, a fishery official said here......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 22nd, 2018Related News

Top justice official denies discussing removing Trump from office

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA – US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein denied Friday, September 21 a report that he had suggested looking for ways to remove Donald Trump on grounds of mental fitness, just months after the president took office. Rosenstein said that The New York Times report – which alleged ........»»

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INSIDE STORY: How Duterte handled Trillanes fiasco from Israel, Jordan

MANILA, Philippines – As President Rodrigo Duterte took off for official visits to Israel and Jordan on September 2, he left behind a big surprise for Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and the public. But it turned out that the most surprised was the President's own ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 22nd, 2018Related News

Militants attack Iran army parade, killing civilians – state media

TEHRAN, Iran – Militants attacked a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, September 22, killing several civilians, state media reported. A woman and a child were among at least 20 people wounded in the attack by a "group of assailants" on the parade in the city of Ahvaz, the official ........»»

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