‘Lupang Hinirang’ changes just a suggestion, insists Sotto; celebs air mixed reactions

Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III recently made the suggestion that the last two lines of "Lupang Hinirang" be changed. Sotto referred last Sept. 18 to the lines "Aming ligaya na 'pag may mang-aapi, ang mamatay nang dahil sa'yo" as having a defeatist attitude. Sotto then offered an alternative to thelast lines: "'Aming ligaya na 'pag may nang-aapi, ang ipaglaban kalayaan mo.'" Sotto might be channeling his musician's past. Before embarking on his political career, he rose to fame as a member of the '70s Manila Sound disco group "VST & Co." He also composed the song "Magkaisa" with Homer Flores and Ernie de la Pea back in the '80s in honor of the People Power Revolut...Keep on reading: ‘Lupang Hinirang’ changes just a suggestion, insists Sotto; celebs air mixed reactions.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 21 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

Texan campaigner for 3D-printed guns wanted for sex with minor

WASHINGTON, USA – A Texas man who has played a central role in the US debate over 3D-printed weapons and caused panic by publishing firearm blueprints online is wanted for having sex with a 16-year-old, police said Wednesday. Cody Wilson – who is currently in Taiwan according to the island's authorities ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 20th, 2018Related News

Improved Buccaneers insist fast start isn t a surprise

By Fred Goodall, Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The red-hot Tampa Bay Buccaneers scoff at the notion that their first 2-0 start in eight years is a surprise. "I think that's where we expected to be," quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said after throwing for 402 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday's 27-21 victory over the reigning Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. "I don't know if everybody else expected us to be there," the 14th-year pro filling in for suspended starter Jameis Winston said, "but we're just going to continue to ride this momentum." Next up is a prime-time matchup next Monday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Suddenly, what once looked like a potentially tough start to the season with Winston serving a three-game ban for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy is turning into one of the league's best feel-good stories. The Bucs, coming off a 5-11 finish last season, haven't made the playoffs since 2007. "You can't peak too early. We have a lot of football left," receiver DeSean Jackson said. "I just know this team and this locker room is a different team than how we were last year." So are the Eagles (1-1), who fell behind on Jackson's 75-yard TD reception of the first play of the game and never fully recovered. Nick Foles threw for 334 yards and one TD without an interception, however an injury-decimated offense hurt itself with turnovers, penalties and other mistakes. The loss left Eagles coach Doug Pederson in no mood to draw comparisons to last season. "I'm not going to go back and pull out old memories," Pederson said. "New team, new faces. We've got our own set of circumstances now." Some things to know about the Bucs' victory over the defending Super Bowl champs: FAST START Fitzpatrick threw for more than 400 yards and four touchdowns for the second straight week. In addition to teaming with Jackson on the first play from scrimmage, the 35-year-old quarterback connected with tight end O.J. Howard on a 75-yard scoring play in the second quarter. Chris Godwin and Mike Evans had TD catches, too, and Jackson finished with four receptions for 129 yards. "It's unbelievable," Jackson said of Fitzpatrick, who thrown for 819 yards and accounted for nine TDs in two games. "He's playing out of this world right now." SLOW START Philadelphia's defense yielded 271 yards passing and three touchdowns in the first half. The offense, already playing without Carson Wentz, Alshon Jeffery and Darren Sproles, wasn't helped by losing running back Jay Ajayi, receiver Mike Wallace and left tackle Jason Peters in the first half. Nick Foles wound up throwing for 334 yards, but by the time the Eagles began to move the ball consistently they trailed 27-7. "A lot of self-inflicted wounds," Pederson said of his team's sloppy play early. "Guys step up all the time and that's what we did," Foles said. "We gave ourselves an opportunity to win this game." NO TIME TO PANIC Foles, who stepped in for Wentz after the Eagles lost their starting quarterback to injury late last season, tried to put the loss and the team's offensive woes in perspective. "We didn't win every single game last year. I think people forget that," Foles said. "There's a lot of expectations for us, but we can't put that kind of pressure on ourselves." Nelson Agholor's 2-yard TD reception trimmed Philadelphia's deficit to 27-21 with 2:46 remaining. "We had our shots. I just feel like if we had got that ball back one more time, we would have a chance to try to win it," Peters said. "But we were pinned back there with 20 seconds left and we didn't have a lot of options." THE LAST TIME The Bucs are 2-0 for only the second time since 2005, when they went on to finish 11-5. They also won their first two on the way to a 10-6 record in 2010, but did not earn a playoff berth......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 17th, 2018Related News

Politics-driven inflation panic

The economic managers of President Rodrigo Duterte have apparently been shaken out of their denial stage now that the entire August showed 6.4% inflation rate......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 16th, 2018Related News

No reason to panic over inflation, economic managers say

ECONOMIC managers said current inflationary conditions do not amount to a “major” crisis and added that they are confident that an Executive Order expected in the next few weeks will stabilize prices by next month. The post No reason to panic over inflation, economic managers say appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsSep 14th, 2018Related News

Power cut as magnitude-6.3 quake hits Southern Mindanao

Updated @ 5:35 p.m., Sept. 8, 2018 DAVAO CITY -- A magnitude-6.3 quake shook parts of southern Mindanaoon Saturdayafternoon, causing panic, but so far there was no reported damage, according to the the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). The tremor, which was of tectonic origin, struck at3:16 p.m., with its epicenter 14 kilometers northeast of Manay, Davao Oriental, at a depth of focus of 28 kilometers. Phivolcs cautioned the public that aftershocks might follow. There were no reports of injuries as of this writing. Power outages were reported in the town of Baganga and in the city of Mati. In Davao City, some 250 kilometers west of the ep...Keep on reading: Power cut as magnitude-6.3 quake hits Southern Mindanao.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 8th, 2018Related News

‘Huge loss to OPM’

  As one of the founders of the seminal Filipino band Hotdog, Rene Garcia, with his distinctive voice and skillful guitar-playing, helped shape the so-called Manila Sound---the defining genre of the 1970s that fused disco, pop, jazz, rock and funk into a delectable musical brew that appealed to listeners from all walks of life.   Together with his brother and chief songwriter Dennis Garcia, Rene breathed life into enduring dance tunes like "Bongga Ka 'Day" and "Annie Batungbakal"; cheeky punk-lite bops like "Beh, Buti Nga"; and elegant love ballads like "Panaginip," "Pers Lab" and "Ikaw ang Miss Universe ng Buhay Ko."   On Sept. 2, Rene, at 65, died of c...Keep on reading: ‘Huge loss to OPM’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 7th, 2018Related News

Paulo hopes ‘Goyo’ will inspire ‘national soul-searching’

In shooting a pivotal scene in Jerrold Tarog's "Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral," actor Paulo Avelino had to dive into a river in the wee hours of early morn.   "The water was cold," he told the Inquirer in an exclusive interview. "We filmed until 5:30 in the morning, just before sunrise. It was difficult. We needed to be submerged 10 feet underwater."   The sequence required him to flail and flounder, to panic helplessly because his body lacked oxygen. That didn't require much acting, he recalled. "I really couldn't breathe. It was hard!"   Indeed, the historical epic pushed Paulo to the deep end, in more ways than one.   He considers portraying ...Keep on reading: Paulo hopes ‘Goyo’ will inspire ‘national soul-searching’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 6th, 2018Related News

Wolfsburg is on the rise again in the Bundesliga

By CIARAN FAHEY,  Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — From champions to relegation survivors, Wolfsburg's recent woes on the field have coincided with those of Volkswagen, the German club's main backer. However, the car manufacturer is on the rise again after its emissions scandal, and so is the soccer team after back-to-back seasons in the relegation playoffs. Wolfsburg opened its Bundesliga campaign with wins over highly rated Schalke and Bayer Leverkusen. The 2009 champions, now under coach Bruno Labbadia, are well-organized and playing with a commitment and hunger that had been lacking since 2015. That was the year Wolfsburg finished second behind Bayern Munich and won the German Cup before the breaking of the Volkswagen scandal. Results, coincidentally, suffered thereafter. The win over Leverkusen was unexpected, and the first time in 13 tries that Labbadia won against his former side. "We drew a lot of strength from the relegation playoff (against second-division club Holstein Kiel) and on top of that the team worked really hard in pre-season," Labbadia said Saturday after his team's sixth consecutive win across seasons and including the German Cup. Wolfsburg even had to come from behind after Leon Bailey put Leverkusen ahead. The players didn't panic, but combined well and fought for the equalizer, which came through an own-goal by goalkeeper Ramazan Ozcan. New signing Wout Weghorst then got his first Bundesliga goal and Renato Steffen sealed it with another. "It was really pleasing to see how much of a unit we were and how the team got the deserved reward for the performance," Labbadia said. "We hurt them with our shape. It was a good day for us." Wolfsburg also needed a bit of luck to defeat Schalke, with Daniel Ginczek getting the winner in injury time. The signing of Weghorst has added some much-needed bite to the team's attack. The 25-year-old Dutchman scored 27 goals across all competitions for AZ Alkmaar last season. Wolfsburg also appointed Joerg Schmadtke as sporting director in the offseason. The 54-year-old Schmadtke, a former goalkeeper, enjoyed notable success as sporting director with Cologne, Hannover and Alemannia Aachen. Wolfsburg fans chanted "league leaders, league leaders" after the win propelled it to the top for the afternoon, but Schmadtke said he wasn't interested in the standings "but the fact we stayed stable after conceding a goal is comforting." Wolfsburg was without injured captain Josuha Guilavogui, and goalkeeper Koen Casteels was missing to attend the birth of his daughter. Casteels is the sixth Wolfsburg player to become a father in a little over a month after Marvin Stefaniak, Yunus Malli, Paul-Georges Ntep, Weghorst and Steffen. "That can give you a push," Steffen said. "But I can't get a child every week now." BAYERN'S ADVICE Compared to previous years, Bayern Munich kept transfer activity to a minimum in the offseason, with just Serge Gnabry and Renato Sanches returning from loan spells, while Leon Goretzka's free transfer from Schalke was already announced in January. Spanish defender Juan Bernat departed for Paris Saint-Germain but it looked at one stage as though there would be more business between the sides. PSG made a reported offer for Germany defender Jerome Boateng and was also interested in taking Sanches. Neither deal came to fruition, and Bayern has hit out at the French club for not following through. Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic had already criticized PSG's "strange tactics," and now president Uli Hoeness has said the side should fire its sporting director, Antero Henrique. "I would advise Paris Saint-Germain to change its sporting director," Hoeness told Monday's Kicker magazine. "This man is not a figurehead for the club. If PSG wants to be a world club, it can't put up with such a sports director." DORTMUND'S WUNDERKIND Borussia Dortmund has developed a reputation for bringing in young players thanks to success with the likes of Christian Pulisic, Jadon Sancho and Mario Goetze, while Aleksander Isak and Dan-Axel Zagadou are waiting to follow suit. The next prospect could be 13-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko, a Cameroon-born forward who has been scoring at leisure since he joined Dortmund's youth setup from St. Pauli in 2016. Strong and direct with a clear eye for goal, Moukoko was the leading scorer for Dortmund's under-15 team - while still 12 - to help the side win the Regionalliga West title and earn a call-up for Germany's under-16 team last year. He scored the decisive goal at Bayern Munich in the final, finishing the season with 40 goals in 28 games. This season, with the under-17s, has begun as the last continued. Moukoko already has six goals from four games. "We're going to give him all the time in the world for his development," Dortmund youth coordinator Lars Ricken told Kicker. "He can't play with the professionals until he's 17. So nobody needs to start gasping because of him.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 4th, 2018Related News

Duque: Not appropriate to declare emergency health crisis for students who got Dengvaxia

MANILA, Philippines – Should the Department of Health (DOH) declare an emergency health crisis for students who got the risky Dengvaxia dengue vaccine? Health Secretary Francisco Duque III warned lawmakers that such a move would not be “appropriate” as doing so may cause widespread panic. “It may not be appropriate ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 3rd, 2018Related News

Double stabbing at Amsterdam station in possible terror attack

  AMSTERDAM --- Dutch police were investigating Saturday a suspected terror attack at Amsterdam's Central Station, in which two people were stabbed before the knifeman was shot by police. The assailant was identified as an 19-year-old Afghan man with a German residency permit. "We are seriously taking into account that there was a terrorist motive," Amsterdam police spokesman Frans Zuiderhoek told AFP. Earlier, witnesses described scenes of panic as gunshots rang out and thousands of commuters and tourists were evacuated from the rail terminus shortly after midday. "A man in the west side tunnel of Amsterdam Central Station stabbed two other people and directly after that h...Keep on reading: Double stabbing at Amsterdam station in possible terror attack.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 1st, 2018Related News

Municipal councilor slain inside jampacked basketball court in Eastern Samar town

TACLOBAN CITY --- A municipal councilor was watching a presentation inside a jam-packed basketball court in Mercedes town, Eastern Samar earlySaturdaywhen a lone gunman shot him in the head. Councilor Antonio Abris of Mercedes fell on the ground with a bullet wound in the head. The gunman, clad in a hooded jacket, slipped through the crowd that scrambled in different directions in panic. Chief Insp. Manuel Nayag, Mercedes police chief, said they had yet to determine the motive in the killing of Abris who was serving his second term as councilor. He said the councilor was not in the list of narco-politicians in Eastern Visayas. "We are still conducting our investigation for...Keep on reading: Municipal councilor slain inside jampacked basketball court in Eastern Samar town.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 25th, 2018Related News

Panic but no injuries as Venezuela hit by 7.3 magnitude earthquake

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

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia’s Lombok island, leave 10 dead

MATARAM, Indonesia -- A series of powerful earthquakes have rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, killing at least 10 people and setting off fresh waves of panic after nearly 500 died there following a huge tremor two weeks ago. The quakes hit throughout Sunday, with the first measuring 6.3….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 20th, 2018Related News

Multiple quakes rock Indonesia’s Lombok island, 10 dead

MATARAM, Indonesia: A series of powerful earthquakes have rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, killing at least 10 people and setting off fresh waves of panic after nearly 500 died there following a huge tremor two weeks ago. The quakes hit throughout Sunday, with the first measuring 6.3 shortly before midday which triggered landslides [...] The post Multiple quakes rock Indonesia’s Lombok island, 10 dead appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsAug 20th, 2018Related News

Passenger captures panic as plane skids off runway in Philippines – Manila Video

A passenger filmed the dramatic moment a plane “crash landed” at Manila international airport in Philippines early Friday and skidded off the runway. Pirro, who is from Shanghai, was travelling on-board the China Xiamen Airlines MF8667 flight and started to film on her mobile phone as the plane came in to land. The plane had… link: Passenger captures panic as plane skids off runway in Philippines – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 19th, 2018Related News

Grandma sees Unique Salonga carving his own musical path

Unique Salonga has nothing to prove. Some fans of disco-pop band IV of Spades – of which Unique was formerly the frontman – may be curious to see if the 18-year-old singer-songwriter can actually make it on his own, or if he’ll flounder without a fixed group to support him. ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 16th, 2018Related News

Indonesians panic as strong aftershock hits

MATARAM, Indonesia -- A strong aftershock struck Indonesia’s Lombok on Thursday, causing panic among evacuees sheltering after a devastating earthquake killed more than 160 on the holiday island four days earlier. The 5.9-magnitude quake Thursday struck at a shallow depth in the northwest of the island, the US Geological Survey….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 9th, 2018Related News

Aftershocks rock Indonesia’s Lombok island as quake death toll jumps to 319

The death toll from a devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok jumped to 319 Thursday, as strong aftershocks triggered panic among traumatized survivors waiting for aid in the worst-hit regions. The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake Sunday leveled tens of thousands of homes, mosques, and businesses across Lombok, with relief agencies only just starting to reach survivors in some of the worst-hit areas four days later. "Our latest update is that 319 people died," said Indonesia's chief security minister Wiranto, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, adding that rescue efforts were ongoing and complicated by aftershocks. Around 1,400 people were seriously injured ...Keep on reading: Aftershocks rock Indonesia’s Lombok island as quake death toll jumps to 319.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 9th, 2018Related News


MATARAM, Indonesia -- More than 70,000 people have been left homeless in the deadly earthquake that hit Lombok island, forced to sleep in makeshift shelters and lacking food, medicine and clean water, authorities said Wednesday.The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake killed at least 105 people and triggered panic among locals and tourists….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 8th, 2018Related News