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[OPINION] Promises and pitfalls of cool Japan in Philippine geo-politics

In November, pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) released its 2018 3rd Quarter Social Survey . Among its findings is increased opposition to government inaction on China's intrusion, the sentiment of 84% of Filipinos. The surey results also showed that 87% of Filipinos believe it's important for the Philippines to regais control of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

December 9, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

VALID BEGINNING: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: Easterlies affecting the whole country Forecast: Sunny and partly cloudy skies Winds: 30-40 KPH NE Coastal Waters: Mod (1.25-2.5m) Temp: 25-32°C Maximum Heat index: 38°C PAGASA.....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

N. Luzon to see ‘Amihan’ rains – manilastandard.net

N. Luzon to see ‘Amihan’ rains  manilastandard.net The northeast monsoon affecting northern Luzon will cause light rains over the region, the weather bureau said Saturday. Batanes and the Babuyan Group of … Source link link: N. Luzon to see ‘Amihan’ rains – manilastandard.net.....»»

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December 8, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

VALID BEGINNING: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: Easterlies affecting the whole country Forecast: Sunny and partly cloudy skies Winds: 30-40 KPH NE Coastal Waters: Mod (1.25-2.5m) Temp: 25-32°C Maximum Heat index: 38°C PAGASA.....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2018Related News

Light-moderate rain in Eastern, Central Visayas on December 8

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – The easterlies or warm winds coming from the Pacific Ocean are expected to affect parts of the country on Saturday, December 8. In a bulletin issued 4 pm ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2018Related News

December 7, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST Forecast Areas: Visayas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro Issued at: 6:00 AM, 07 December 2018 Valid Beginning: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: Easterlies affecting the whole country. FORECAST: Central Visayas and Eastern Visayas will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Palawan, Occidental Mindoro & Western Visayas […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2018Related News

December 6, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST Forecast Areas: Visayas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro Issued at: 6:00 AM, 06 December 2018 Valid Beginning: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: Easterlies affecting the whole country. FORECAST: Central and Eastern Visayas will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Western Visayas, Palawan and Occidental Mindoro will […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2018Related News

New Sulu-Bound Infantry Division Activated This Month

To fully neutralize Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) terrorists in Sulu, the military will formally activate a new infantry division sometime this month. “The unit shall be oriented, armed, and equipped to address the peculiarity of the enemy, weather, and terrain; as well as enemy techniques, tactics and procedure; and other variables that are unique to […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2018Related News

Cops arrest 2 suspects in killing of Ateneo grad student

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Police have arrested two suspects in the killing of Ateneo de Manila University graduate student Francis de Leon in Marikina City, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said on Wednesday, December 5. Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar, NCRPO director, announced the arrest of the suspects ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 5th, 2018Related News

No way for PH to confirm China weather stations

No way for PH to confirm China weather stations.....»»

Source: Pep PepCategory: GossipDec 5th, 2018Related News

Easterlies to trigger rain in parts of PH on December 5

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – The easterlies or warm winds coming from the Pacific Ocean are expected to affect the country on Wednesday, December 5. In a bulletin issued 4 pm on Tuesday, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 5th, 2018Related News

41% of Filipino adults are internet users – SWS

Four in 10 or only 41 percent of Filipino adults are internet users, according to a recent survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). Source link link: 41% of Filipino adults are internet users – SWS.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 4th, 2018Related News

41% of Filipino adults are internet users – SWS

Four in 10 or only 41 percent of Filipino adults are internet users, according to a recent survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS)......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 4th, 2018Related News

Number of internet users in PH steadily rising–survey

        The number of internet users in the country has increased, the latest Social Weather Station (SWS) survey released on Tuesday showed.   The SWS survey, conducted from September 15-23, 2018, disclosed that 41 percent of adult Filipinos are internet users. This is a notch higher than the 40 percent recorded in the previous period in June 2018.   According to SWS, the proportion of Filipino adults who uses the internet "has been steadily increasing" since SWS first conducted a survey regarding the matter in June 2006, which showed 8 percent of Filipinos are internet users.   "It initially ranged from 11% to 19% fro...Keep on reading: Number of internet users in PH steadily rising–survey.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 4th, 2018Related News

More internet users among women, younger Filipinos — SWS

More women and younger Filipinos are internet users, the latest Social Weather Station (SWS) survey showed.   The poll released on Tuesday showed that 42 percent of women use the internet, a two-point gap from the 40 percent recorded male internet users.   The SWS noted that the number of internet users "has been higher" among women since December 2015.   Meanwhile, the SWS said that internet users have always been "highest among younger Filipinos."   The survey revealed that 81 percent of 18-24 year olds are internet users while 65 percent of 25-34 year olds are internet users.   For 35-44 year olds, internet users are recorded at 4...Keep on reading: More internet users among women, younger Filipinos — SWS.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 4th, 2018Related News

Philippines cannot physically confirm China s weather stations — Lorenzana

Pointing out that China's operation of weather monitoring stations in the Spratly Islands are not a cause of concern, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana admitted that the Philippines cannot physically verify such reports......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 4th, 2018Related News

Futility in Phoenix wears on Devin Booker

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com He is already a star at age 22 but on this particular play, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker had role player instincts Sunday (Monday, PHL time) at Staples Center. The basketball bounced toward the baseline, beyond his reach, and he hustled anyway. And so the predictable happened: The ball beat him off the court and into the first row. Then the unthinkable happened: He grabbed his left leg and bent over in pain. The first player who rushed over to him yelled: “Book! Book! Hamstring?” ]It was thoughtful of LeBron James to check on Booker, even better if LeBron did this last summer as a free agent when Booker really could’ve use a hand. Instead, Booker is not only limping right now -- hopefully just temporarily for the team’s sake -- but also losing, something he has done more prolifically in Phoenix than get buckets. One of the shames of the NBA is how one of its breakout stars and franchise players is stuck on a habitually bad team, with no playoff shine in sight, and mostly invisible. Yes, only LeBron and Kevin Durant have reached 4,000 career points faster than Booker, but neither ever took Ls like this. Booker is now up to 136 in slightly over three seasons and once again the Suns, now 4-19, are on pace to be forgotten by Christmas. You could hardly blame their fans for getting their basketball fix these days by watching Duke games. All roads lead to the lottery, as it has since 2015 when Booker became one of the few draft decisions that actually worked out. But for Booker and the Suns, that’s some tough medicine, playing another 55 games, swallow many depressing nights along the way, and then pray the odds work in their favor come June. It’s fair to wonder how much of a toll this culture takes on Booker, who’s once again a player who demands a double team, averaging nearly 25 points a game and doing decently as a stand-in at point guard. Some perspective is needed, though. Booker signed a five-year, $158 million contract extension in July, giving plenty of living and den space for all the losing he takes home at night. Still, he said, "It sucks." Booker lost 58 games as a rookie, then 58 again, then 61 last year and may reach 65 or more this season. He’s lost 13 straight games twice, and the Suns once lost 28 of 30 with Booker on the floor. In an 82-game season, it shouldn’t be terribly difficult to put together, say, a four-game win streak. Booker is still waiting on that. For years the situation just wasn’t pretty in Phoenix and it’s only slightly less ugly now. Too many poor Draft picks have delayed progress and ruined the team. Former lottery picks Dragan Bender, Marquese Criss and Alex Len couldn’t earn rookie extensions and there was Phoenix's infamous point guard fetish of recent years when they went through Isaiah Thomas, Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight for little or nothing in return when they left. Sprinkle in some weird free-agent decisions -- like signing Tyson Chandler only to buy him out three years later -- and hilariously chasing LaMarcus Aldridge and it smacked of a team lacking both direction and a plan. Most of these moves were made by former GM Ryan McDonough and while James Jones represents a refreshing front-office change, he comes with little experience in that role. When you examine the fast-track of Booker, you get the best young scorer the league has seen since Durant and LeBron. You also get these numbers: Two, four and 47. That’s how many general managers, coaches and teammates Booker has had in less than four NBA seasons, heavy turnover storming all around him. “My whole career except for the NBA, I’ve been a winner,” Booker said. “I want to get back to that. I’m done with not making the playoffs.” Well, the circumstances say otherwise. The Suns are essentially holding tryouts for the future now, though. Chandler was the first one thrown overboard and if Phoenix could get anything for Ryan Anderson and his contract, he’d be next. For some reason Phoenix gave a head-scratching $15 million this season last summer to aging swingman Trevor Ariza. He's shooting 37.2 percent and scoring 9.9 ppg, taking minutes from young players. Among rotation players, the lone holdovers from 2017-18 are Booker, TJ Warren and Josh Jackson. Taking some advice he received from Chandler, who became a mentor, Booker believes it’s necessary for him to adopt a more forceful role on the court and in the locker room even if, from an age perspective, he needs more seasoning for that. But what are the alternatives, given the ever-changing lineup? “I’m doing more leading by example and being more vocal about it, holding people accountable and hold myself accountable too,” he said. It’s a chore trying to pick up others when, after taking yearly poundings, you need a hand yourself. This is the mountain Booker is up against. Again. “I know losing is tough on him because last year as a rookie I struggled with it,” said Jackson. “I’m just keeping my head on straight now. We show flashes but we need consistency.” Or you could say they need LeBron. And if Booker misses any extended time with a hamstring that has given him trouble before Sunday, well, as Jackson said: “Everybody knows we need him desperately. The sooner we get him back, the better.” With the possible exception of the Knicks, no franchise has splattered the concrete with the speed and consistency as the Suns. Before Booker was born, the Suns were a destination franchise, a place most players wanted to sign with, get drafted by and be traded to. The balmy winter weather was an obvious attraction but in the mid-1990s with Charles Barkley, and then 10 years later with Steve Nash, the Suns were also entertaining and won everything except a championship. Sellouts were common, the arena was a tough place for visitors and fans frolicked along with the Gorilla mascot. All this happened on Jerry Colangelo’s watch and prosperity under owner Robert Sarver is on hourglass time. At least Booker is locked up for four more years and there’s no danger of losing him, at least to another team, in the immediate future. They could lose him to frustration, though, fairly soon, especially when he sees other teams playing meaningful games and listens to other players during USA Basketball gatherings talk about what he’s missing. “I’ll do whatever I have to do,” Booker said, when asked about recruiting help in the near future. “I think Phoenix is a place where people can see the potential, see our young nucleus.” Unless there’s a reversal of fortune in the near future, Phoenix could remain a basketball wasteland and no player, not even Booker, wants to wallow in that. Problem is, until there’s a positive roster shakeup, the Suns lack enough to convince another superstar to sign up next summer or maybe even by 2020. At least when their lone star falls to the floor, as he did Sunday against the Lakers, Booker carries enough clout and respect to get a hand of a different sort from LeBron James. For now, that must do. Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Weaker amihan interrupts Christmas weather | ABS-CBN News

The northeast monsoon or "amihan" weakened, offsetting the cold weather associated with Christmas, the state weather bureau said Monday......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

December 3, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST (Forecast Areas: Visayas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro) Issued at: 6:00 AM, 03 December 2018 Valid Beginning: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: Easterlies affecting the eastern section of the country. FORECAST: Palawan & Occidental Mindoro, and Visayas will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Light to […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Kuya Kim helps save the environment | Inquirer Entertainment

"It's not too late to start thinking about how to save the environment," declared Kim Atienza, TV host, weather anchor, and the Philippines' ambassador to the recent National Geograp.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsDec 2nd, 2018Related News