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Macron unveils new measures in bid to end yellow vest revolt

PARIS, France – Embattled French President Emmanuel Macron Monday, December 10, announced a series of financial measures seeking to defuse the "yellow vest" revolt that has triggered violent protests in cities across the country. In a 15-minute televised speech from the Elysee Palace, a somber-looking president told the nation, "I accept my ........»»

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Lifestyle reporting at 33.3 r.p.m.

I've always thought of "lifestyle" as the same as "culture," but with better shoes and a more interesting haircut.   Thirty-three years of covering subcultural bubblings from the fringe hasn't changed this view much.   Over the years, I have seen how what was once "alternative" is cannibalized and absorbed by the mainstream.   In 1985, when PDI was just aborning, punks were considered weird, even satanic. Now you can get your hair spiked and dyed in any neighborhood salon, and suburban moms are sporting sleeve tattoos.   The Baguio Arts Festival just after the Edsa 1 revolt was a collision of avant-garde art, rock & roll, a kind of anim...Keep on reading: Lifestyle reporting at 33.3 r.p.m......»»

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

Carbon tax revolt, exposé on IPCC shatter UN climate agenda

YEN MAKABENTA First word MUCH as I wanted to turn today to the subject of Philippine politics, I could not resist discussing one more time the climate change row — for a compelling reason. The latest developments are shattering or seismic for the climate issue. As the song says, the end is near — not… link: Carbon tax revolt, exposé on IPCC shatter UN climate agenda.....»»

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Carbon tax revolt, exposé on IPCC shatter UN climate agenda

First word MUCH as I wanted to turn today to the subject of Philippine politics, I could not resist discussing one more time the climate change row — for a…READ The post Carbon tax revolt, exposé on IPCC shatter UN climate agenda appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Mary, the Immaculate

NEXT Saturday is the feast of the Immaculate Conception. For Philippine Catholics the devotion to the Blessed Mother of Jesus is widespread. At the turn of the 20th century the Philippines was wracked by religious revolt, particularly by the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, popular known as the Aglipayan Church named after its first Supreme Bishop, Gregorio […] The post Mary, the Immaculate appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 30th, 2018Related News

CHAMPIONS AT LONG LAST: Reliving UP’s successful 1986 UAAP revolt

It was the year of People Power, a revolution like no other. And, who would think that such an “uprising” has spilled onto collegiate basketball the same year as the stronghold of the UE Red Warriors was overran? What other ball club can best depict this EDSA Spirit than the 1986 UP Fighting Maroons? Its putsch in the UAAP was carefully plotted since legendary coach Joe Lipa took over the coaching reigns in 1981. This began fierce onslaught only a year later when the Maroons made a rare march into the UAAP Finals against the UE, which boasted a fearsome shooter named Allan Caidic. Title contender Led by the high leaper, Vincent Albino, the Maroons made that shocking feat, yet succumbed to the Warriors’ fiery offensive and lost. But, UP showed nevertheless they had what it takes to be a title contender. And the rebuilding continued in 1983 when UP successfully recruited two big names in the NCAA--Ronnie Magsanoc and Eric Altamirano, stalwarts of the 1982 juniors champs San Beda Red Cubs. With Magsanoc directing plays and Altamirano scorching hot from all angles, UP further advanced in its ferocious plan of taking over the UAAP. But Glenn Capacio and Harmon Codinera of FEU frustrated the upstarts and dealt UP a painful loss in the Finals after being so close to winning the championship. Missing link Their frustration became deeply rooted as the Maroons stumbled the next couple of years finding that “missing link” to glory. And months after a dictatorship was toppled, UP’s powerful missing piece to its years of rebuilding came walking into the Maroon bench—the sensational 6’4” center Benjie Paras, also a hotshot alumnus of San Beda. Paras became the answered prayer since the Maroons had players with an average height of 6’1” at the time, surely a no-match against the burly inside operators of other UAAP teams. Now with a dominating center manning the paint, UP was set to finally chase that dream. And also they had an answer to the best big man of that era, Jerry Codinera, who had puzzled opponents with his shiftiness, defensive prowess (called the Defense Minister in the PBA), exceptional perimeter shooting, and versatility. Best starting five Also, UP has the best starting five in the league, all of them from that sensational Red Cubs basketball program concocted by coach Ato Badolato—Paras, Magsanoc, Altamirano, Joey Mendoza and Duane Salvatierra—with the sweet-shooting sixth man Joey Guanio, a rookie from La Salle Greenhills, providing added artillery and standout Ramil Cruz bringing in his outstanding all-around play. Despite this, however, their title shot wasn’t smooth sailing. Codinera and the Warriors defeated them twice in the eliminations and UE came close to a sweep that would automatically serve them the trophy. But a loss to rival FEU in the last game in the eliminations paved the way for UP, who landed second place after winning a knockout match against the Tamaraws, for that hard-earned slot in the finals. They were however saddled with a twice-to-win disadvantage. Title hungry This didn’t matter to the Maroons, as their hunger for the title brought out the best in them. With thousands of UP supporters trooping to the ULTRA in October 1986, the Maroons were unstoppable. Using a merciless zone, the Maroons were able to stifle Codinera from doing his thing in the paint. This led to UP’s emphatic decisive win in Game 1, 86-75, that arranged a winner take-all championship match three days later. And, in that rubber match, with the whole venue filled with UP students and alumni, from students, faculty, administrators to virtually the entire political spectrum to even former Diliman Commune leaders in the 1970s all coming in droves to cheer them on, how can the Maroons fail them? Altamirano’s true worth From the first time the buzzer sounded, the Maroons never allowed the Warriors to even move an inch, with its prolific scorer Altamirano showing his true worth. After subbing for a fouled out Magsanoc with a good four minutes left to play in the match, Altamirano shone with his playmaking skills and blazing marksmanship with his 27 points leaving the Warriors with no room to breathe. He ended up the tournament MVP that year. Paras likewise prevailed in his giant duel with Codinera with 19 points and 10 rebounds. With an insurmountable lead going into the final seconds, and coach Lipa reaching to the sky in triumph, the buzzer sounded with UP winning by nine points, 98-89. More than a dream come true And their first UAAP title in 47 years is now in their hands, more than a dream come true for the national cage mentor and the UP community he served. It brought a startling “revolution” into fruition, with UP taking over the reigns of the UAAP. Unfortunately, however, the celebration was short-lived, with the Ateneo, La Salle, and UST dynastic runs succeeding their memorable feat. Now 32 seasons later, UP has a chance to finally taste that sweet, scintillating victory again......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 29th, 2018Related News

EDITORIAL - But will she go to prison?

Over three decades after her family was forced into exile by a popular revolt, Imelda Marcos has been convicted of crimes committed during her husband’s dictatorial regime......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 11th, 2018Related News

This Week’s Milestones: Oct. 7-13, 2018

Oct. 7, 1660   Residents of Pampanga province took up arms to try to liberate themselves from Spanish colonizers' forced labor policy.   The uprising, also known as the Kapampangan Revolt of 1660, was led by Mexico town native Francisco Maniago.   Members of the native force also included Pangasinenses, Cagayanos and Ilocanos.   The Kapampangan Revolt sparked uprisings in Northern Luzon.   Oct. 11, 1899   Former President Emilio Aguinaldo moved the seat of government to Tarlac province after the Americans began their offensive and captured San Isidro town in Nueva Ecija province.   When the American forces a...Keep on reading: This Week’s Milestones: Oct. 7-13, 2018.....»»

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

Laundered Red money

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its so-called legal fronts which are mostly rights protection organizations have long associations with rich European groups for regular funding. Such extended relationship makes these European entities accomplices of the armed revolt that the communists are waging in the country. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 5th, 2018Related News

Town learns story of ‘Colorum’ hero

Most residents of this bustling eastern Pangasinan town are familiar about the concrete monument at the center of a road intersection here. They are clueless, however, as to why and how the human figure astride a horse was put up in a public place for everybody to see.   It is the statue of Pedro Calosa, but there is no inscription to explain that he led the Colorum Revolt in 1931, attacking the municipal hall and burning land documents to rally support against American colonial rule.   Councilor Romeo Vidal, 51, only learned about Calosa from his great-grandfather's stories when he was a boy. The man, he was told, fed his carabaos and cows on treetops because h...Keep on reading: Town learns story of ‘Colorum’ hero.....»»

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

Voters nix support for Australia govt

SYDNEY: Support for the Australian government has crashed after a week of backstabbing saw Malcolm Turnbull deposed as prime minister, with a poll Monday showing it is on course to be hammered at elections due next year. Scott Morrison was sworn in as the country’s 30th leader late Friday after a bitter Liberal Party revolt [...] The post Voters nix support for Australia govt appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsAug 28th, 2018Related News

This Week’s Milestones: Aug. 31

Aug. 31, 1829   The revolt against the Spaniards led by Francisco Dagohoy in Bohol province came to an end. In 1744, Dagohoy established the rebellion's headquarters in the mountains between the towns of Inabanga and Talibon, and proclaimed there the independence of Bohol. Residents who were disgusted by the injustices committed by the Spaniards joined Dagohoy. The uprising ran for 85 years and fought 20 Spanish governor generals to maintain Bohol's independence from Spanish rule. This made the Dagohoy Revolt the longest in Philippine history.   Aug. 31, 1970   The municipality of Surigao in Surigao del Norte province became a city by virtue of Republic A...Keep on reading: This Week’s Milestones: Aug. 31.....»»

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

Robin says ‘Marawi’ not gov’t propaganda, but…

This is not government propaganda," said actor Robin Padilla of Sheron Dayoc's "Children of the Lake," a film on the Marawi siege that he is currently working on with Piolo Pascual. "This is actually a form of peaceful revolt. Marching on the streets no longer works. It's because we can now make movies to show to the world what really happened there," he declared. The actor, however, admitted that the government did promise to help out by providing military presence, especially when the cast and crew begin filming at Ground Zero in August. Support "We're thankful for the support. We hope they can help us more, by giving us an 'A' grade and exempting us from paying taxes,"...Keep on reading: Robin says ‘Marawi’ not gov’t propaganda, but….....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 29th, 2018Related News

House revolt bares crack in leadership

The blitzkrieg that nearly toppled Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday before the opening joint session of the 17th Congress to listen to the State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte exposed a crack in the administration power structure......»»

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

Gabriela Silang – Manila Picture

María Josefa Gabriela Cariño Silang (March 19, 1731-September 29, 1763) was the first Filipino woman to lead a revolt during the Spanish colonization of the Philippines. An active member of the insurgent force of Diego Silang, her husband, she led the group for four months after his death before she was captured and executed. Born… link: Gabriela Silang – Manila Picture.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jul 10th, 2018Related News

Revolt vs the elite

Sounding apologetic, President Rody Duterte, in Davao City, asked the public for patience and understanding on his vows on federalism and for Muslim autonomy through the Bangsamoro Basic Law. Rody, in all candidness, indicated that difficult times lay ahead even as he finally delivers on his promises. His determination, however, was indisputable as he reiterated […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2018Related News

Epic robot revolt revitalizes Westworld

Season Two brings together their stories--as well as Bernard's (Jeffrey Wright), who believed himself a human robotics expert until it was revealed that he, too, was a machine--weaving further.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 16th, 2018Related News

After music industry revolt, Spotify ends misconduct policy

SPOTIFY Technology SA rescinded a short-lived policy that penalized artists for misconduct, bowing to pressure from irate musicians and record labels. The post After music industry revolt, Spotify ends misconduct policy appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsJun 4th, 2018Related News

Edsa fake news? Asec Mocha Uson chided for online post

Was the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolt the product of fake news? Assistant Presidential Communications Secretary Mocha Uson had the audacity to ask her followers on social media this question on Sunday. Recognizing the Edsa Revolution, President Duterte called it the "symbol of our determination to fight for what is right." A law even declared its anniversary a holiday and created a commission to propagate its spirit. Posted at 2:24 a.m. on Feb. 25 --- the 32nd anniversary of the uprising that was hailed worldwide for its peaceful nature --- Uson's poll quickly drew a pushback from netizens, including Jover Laurio's Pinoy Ako Blog, and from Malacaang. Presidential spokespe...Keep on reading: Edsa fake news? Asec Mocha Uson chided for online post.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 27th, 2018Related News

New and improved MWF at Open House: Level UP

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Wrestling Federation (MWF) leveled up in its relaunch show in 2018 on Sunday, breaking new ground and gearing up for a bigger, braver future . The occasion and the place for MWF Open House: Level UP couldn't have been more fitting. February 25, the anniversary of the EDSA People Power revolt. ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 26th, 2018Related News