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

Condominium For Sale in Ortigas Center for 3,310,000 – Web reference 112776562 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

” FOR SALE STUIDIO UNIT in Ortigas Business District” THE PEARL PLACE RESIDENCES – along pearl drive corner goldloop street, ortigas, pasig city AVAIL OUR LATEST PROGRAM: MOVE IN AT 5% DP, EARLY MOVE IN PROGRAM -Only 5% DP to Move in -15% Monthly Amortization in 21 Mos. for 0% Interest. -80% Balance thru bank… link: Condominium For Sale in Ortigas Center for 3,310,000 – Web reference 112776562 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jul 2nd, 2018Related News

Discovering Sulu village: ‘Pearl of the Sulu Sea’

COTABATO CITY – Filipinos, especially those in Mindanao, praised the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) for launching “provincial exposition” […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsJul 2nd, 2018Related News

10 Super Junior songs you need to listen to

MANILA, Philippines –  Can you name 5 Super Junior tracks in 5 seconds? It’s a piece of cake if you’re a true (pearl sapphire) blue ELF but if you’re new to the fandom, you might find it a little challenging. (READ: Beginner’s guide: Things you need to know about Super Junior ) Since making their debut on November 6, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 28th, 2018Related News

2 PH ships in Hawaii for war games

The Philippine Navy reached a milestone yesterday with the arrival of two of its warships to Hawaii for this year’s Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises. Cdr. Jonathan Zata, Public Affairs Office director of the Navy, said that the arrival of BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF-17) and BRP Davao del Sur (LD-602) at Pearl Harbor in […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJun 26th, 2018Related News

Manila reclaiming ‘old glory‘

“Reclamation projects are the cornerstone of our urban renewal program.” Manila’s skyline is changing to reclaim its old glory as Pearl of the Orient. Its mayor, former president Joseph “Erap” Estrada, has approved four major reclamation projects to expand the city’s land area to provide more space to host residential buildings, high-class hotels, commercial centers, […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJun 24th, 2018Related News

Majority of French reject safe harbor for Aquarius – poll

PARIS, France – A majority of French citizens support the government's decision not to offer safe harbor to a ship carrying 630 rescued migrants after Italy refused to let it dock, an opinion poll released Monday, June 18, showed. Fifty-six percent of respondents said they backed the government, while 42 percent ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2018Related News

Patriotic chic

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail At a time when Filipinos are proudly expressing their sense of nationalism, Glyn Magtibay has her own unique way of showing her love of country. Her five-piece collection, dubbed "Pearl of the Orient," depicts the Philippines' varied culture and traditions through her choices of materials and intricate details. It also reflects her aesthetic. She leans toward the artsy and romantic, and likes to enhance her pieces with beadwork, colors, embroidery and appliqus. In a show of support, her friends helped her put together one of the pieces, a task that took a week to complete. After finishing h...Keep on reading: Patriotic chic.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jun 16th, 2018Related News

Woods on expectations for another major win: Absolutely

By Jimmy Golen, Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Hoist the anchor, and set sail the great ship Privacy on a course for Carnoustie Bay, Pebble Beach or some other future site of a golf major. Tiger Woods isn't going to win the U.S. Open this year. He still thinks he can win another major before he's done. "Absolutely," Woods said after shooting a 2-over 72 at Shinnecock Hills on Friday for a 36-hole total of 10 over that saw him miss the cut. "They're not easy," he said. "I mean, I've won a few of them over the course of my career, and they're the hardest fields and usually the hardest setups. So they're meant to be testers, and you don't win major championships by kind of slapping all around the place and missing putts. "You have to be on," he said. "You just can't fake it at a major championship." Woods couldn't even fake it for the first 34 holes in Southampton, and despite birdies on the last two holes, he needed a lot of help to avoid the cut for the fifth time in his last eight majors. That means he won't need to bunk for the weekend at the Sag Harbor Yacht Club on the 155-foot boat he jokingly calls "the dinghy." Woods also missed the cut when he brought Privacy to the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot in New York City's northern suburbs. He has not played the weekend at a U.S. Open since 2013, or won one since 2008 — his last major victory. He remains stuck at 14 in his career, four short of Jack Nicklaus' record. "Our whole careers are pretty much measured as if you can win four times a year," Woods said. Woods' chances were effectively eliminated after two holes. He shot a triple bogey on Thursday on No. 1 — a 399-yard par 4 that is the fourth-easiest hole on the course — needing three tries to manage a short rise to the elevated green and then two-putting. He entered the second round nine strokes behind the leaders and thought if he could shoot in the 60s on Friday he would have a chance to get back into it. Now he won't even have a chance to play. "I couldn't chase down the leaders right away. It's going to take me probably 2½ to 3 rounds to do it," he said. "Unfortunately, I went the other way." Starting the second round on No. 10, Woods made the turn at even par and came back around to No. 1. His drive was fine, but he yanked his approach shot to the right of the green into deep rough, and then rolled his third shot over it. After pitching to about 14 feet, he missed a bogey putt. He then bogeyed No. 2 for the second straight day. "I didn't play the first and second hole very well," said Woods, who started on No. 10 for the second round. "I was kind of hanging in there until, unfortunately, first and second hole kind of derailed it." Woods said he would take the week off before playing the National and then heading to Carnoustie, Scotland, for the British Open......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 16th, 2018Related News

Saudi-led troops fight rebel forces south of Yemen s Hodeida

Troops in a Saudi-led coalition captured a town south of Yemen's port city of Hodeida on Thursday as fierce fighting and airstrikes pounded the area, officials said, on the second day of an offensive to capture the strategic harbor......»»

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

Tiger Woods digs for the week is more than a dinghy

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Tiger Woods brought his yacht, Privacy, to a U.S. Open in New York and missed the cut for the first time in a major. That was 12 years ago when the Open was at Winged Foot. He can only hope for a different outcome at Shinnecock Hills. "Staying on the dinghy helps," Woods said with a grin. The 155-foot yacht is said to include a Jacuzzi, gym and movie theater. It doesn't sound as though Woods has spent much time ashore except for being at Shinnecock Hills for his first U.S. Open in three years. "Sag Harbor is a cute little town," he said. "I've only been there for a few days now. I haven't really got a chance to walk about a little bit, but certainly will this week. So far, it's been nice to kind of get away from the tournament scene and go there to my dinghy, and just really enjoy it." Woods at least has been able to avoid the traffic that has led to commutes of close to two hours from the official hotel depending on the time of morning. Most players have rented homes in the Southampton area. Woods said he stayed with Shinnecock Hills members when he played as an amateur in the 1995 U.S. Open, and near the course in 2004. The Hamptons has no shortage of yachts, and someone suggested to Woods that it must feel odd not to have the biggest ship in New York. "I'm not opposed to that," Woods said. ___ PLAYOFF FEVER Jordan Spieth now knows that when he's tied for the lead after 72 holes on Sunday, his work is not done. The USGA has changed its playoff format for all its open championships. If the U.S. Open goes to a playoff, it will be a two-hole aggregate playoff (followed by sudden death if still tied), instead of an 18-hole playoff. Spieth was asked about the two-hole playoff. "It's the first I've heard of that being an option," he said. "It's still 18 holes, right?" Wrong. "I guess the strategy changes a little from an entire round, but I honestly had no idea that it even changed," he said. "I was even looking at a weather forecast for Monday, thinking, 'What's it look like if you happen to work your way into a playoff?' So shows you what I know." He wasn't alone. Justin Thomas was asked about the new format and conceded that he wasn't aware it changed to a two-hole aggregate until he was at lunch. It wasn't clear if he read a memo from the USGA or the transcript of Spieth's news conference about four hours earlier. ___ BACK TO NO. 2 If you blinked, you might have missed Justin Thomas' reign atop golf's world ranking. The PGA champion took the top spot in May. It's gone, with Dustin Johnson's win at Memphis last weekend catapulting him to No. 1, with Thomas just behind. Of course, a win at Shinnecock Hills in the U.S. Open this week would push Thomas back to the top. "It didn't affect me, or it wasn't that hard on me because I couldn't do anything about it," Thomas said. "I wasn't playing. I played one tournament and had a good tournament, finished eighth. And D.J. won, so it's not like he didn't play well and didn't earn it or anything. He won a golf tournament and a great tournament. So there's nothing I can be upset about for that." Thomas could even laugh a bit about the ranking. "I saw something that was just hysterical on social media," he explained, "how a lot of the times, you know, when teams or players or whatever it is go on long runs, like the last time this happened. I mean, a little biased but often a scenario is last time Tennessee beat Alabama in football, you know, like iPhones weren't alive yet and stuff like that." So what was Thomas' "last time" moment? "I saw something so funny yesterday," he said. "It was like the last time that I wasn't ranked No. 1 in the world, and it was like (Alex) Ovechkin didn't have a Stanley Cup and Rickie (Fowler) wasn't engaged. That was it. I thought it was pretty funny, whoever came up with that." ___ SPIETH AND HIS PUTTER For all the attention on the short putts Jordan Spieth has missed this year, he still is regarded as one of the best putters in golf. That's the club that effectively won the British Open for him last summer. Spieth faced a tough question Tuesday, however, when asked if there was someone he regarded as better. He paused. "A lot of great putters out here," he said, buying time. "That's why they're out here," he said, buying even more time. He finally took the safe way out by saying that no single players come to mind, though he made it clear his confidence isn't shaken on the greens. "I'd still like to bet on myself, if I can," he said. Spieth said he prefers to think about who makes putts in big moments, and whether the ball is holed with the right speed and right break. He has made plenty of those, not only at Royal Birkdale last summer but at Chambers Bay on the par-3 16th and even at the Tour Championship in 2015 when he won the FedEx Cup. And he hasn't forgotten Tiger Woods. "Nobody's done that better in the last 20 years than Tiger as far as clutch putting goes," he said. ___ TRAILER LIVING Jason Day has learned that life in a motor home can be rewarding on the PGA Tour. He also has learned it can be messy when Bubba Watson is around. Day is staying in what he calls "the bus" in a parking area close to Shinnecock Hills for the U.S. Open. The Australian uses the RV for about 15 tournaments a season, and several other tour golfers have joined him. One is Watson. "Bubba just got one this year, and I'm very kind of more private, and he's, yeah, he's a little bit more outgoing," Day recalled, a wide smile on his face. "And I think we're at Augusta, and he walks under my bus, and he's like, 'Hey, man, what are you doing?' "I'm just sitting in the bus watching TV. He's like OK. And he's standing there. And I'm like, do you want to come inside? And he's eating a burrito, and he decides to come in and talk to me for about 30 minutes. He gets his burrito all over the ground and then just leaves. "Actually, it's nice to have people like that around, you know, to mess your bus up when you need them to." ___ AP Sports Writer Barry Wilner contributed to this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 13th, 2018Related News

Reigning national champs stamp class early, post 2-0 start in Santa Ana

SANTA ANA, CAGAYAN ---Davao's Lot Catubag and Karen Quilario of Davao notched two victories Saturday to lead Philippine semifinalists in the Beach Volleyball Republic International Santa Ana Open here.   Catubag and Quilario, the reigning BVR women's national champions, turned back Hong Kong's Chan Mei Kit and Yip Wai Yan, 21-10, 21-13, and Iloilo's DM Demontao and Jackie Estoquia, 21-13, 21-19, to seize the Group B lead in the tournament presented by Cagayan Economic Zone Authority and First Cagayan Leisure Resorts.   Also making it to the semis are Harbor Pilot-Cebu's Therese Ramas and Dij Gutierrez, and Tuguegarao's Charo Soriano and Bea Tan.   Ramas a...Keep on reading: Reigning national champs stamp class early, post 2-0 start in Santa Ana.....»»

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

LOOK: Russian vessels arrive in PH for goodwill visit

MANILA, Philippines – A Russian navy contingent docked on the South Harbor in Manila on Saturday, June 9, for a 5-day goodwill visit to the Philippines. The Philippine Navy received the Russian Navy Large Anti-Submarine Ships Admiral Tributs and Admiral Vinogradov, as well as the Large Sea Tanker Pechenga on a ........»»

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

NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 expected to be completed in Q3

NLEX Corp., a unit of infrastructure conglomerate Metro Pacific Investments Corp., expects to complete the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 by the third quarter, its president and chief executive officer Rodrigo Franco told reporters during the inspection of the project conducted by Public Works Secretary Mark Villar and Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceMay 30th, 2018Related News

Opening of C3 Harbor Link targeted by Oct.

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and North Luzon Expressway Corp. (NLEx) are looking to open by October the NLEx Harbor Link Segment 10 connecting Karuhatan, Valenzuela City, to C3 road in Caloocan City. The post Opening of C3 Harbor Link targeted by Oct. appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMay 29th, 2018Related News

Harbor Star joins Cebu’s CLEX link’

Publicly listed Harbor Star Shipping Services Inc. has bagged a multi-million peso contract that makes it part of the landmark Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway project......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceMay 26th, 2018Related News

Harbor Star bags P118-M contract

HARBOR Star Shipping Services Inc. (TUGS) has been awarded an P118-million contract to supply two specialized barges for the construction of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway. “Harbor Star Shipping Services, Inc. (TUGS) received notice today that TUGS was awarded a P118-million contract by the Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV) to provide two (2) specialized barges,” TUGS [...] The post Harbor Star bags P118-M contract appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: May 25th, 2018Related News

Harbor Star barges tapped for Cebu bridge construction

HARBOR Star Shipping Services, Inc. was tapped to supply barges for the construction of a new bridge connecting connect Cebu City to the municipality of Cordova. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Friday, the tugboat operator said it was awarded a P118-million contract to provide Cebu Link Joint Venture (CLJV) with two specialized […] The post Harbor Star barges tapped for Cebu bridge construction appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMay 25th, 2018Related News

Visits of Japanese Warships Boost PH, Japan Ties

Frequent visits of Japanese warships boost Philippine bilateral relations with Japan, a Philippine Navy official said Thursday. PN Spokesperson Capt. Lued Lincuna said the Japanese destroyer, JS Setogiri (DD-156) is on a goodwill visit to the country from May 25 to 26. The ship is expected to dock at Pier 15, Manila South Harbor Friday. […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsMay 25th, 2018Related News

Pimentel: No hard feelings on leadership change

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III does not harbor any ill will toward his colleagues in the majority bloc who called for his replacement as leader of the chamber......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 20th, 2018Related News