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Inter-Parliamentary Union to probe ‘political persecution’ in PH

THE Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) will send an official mission to the Philippines to inquire into the alleged political persecution of the opposition, including Senators Leila de Lima and Antonio Trillanes...READ MORE The post Inter-Parliamentary Union to probe ‘political persecution’ in PH appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Global lawmakers group eyes visit to PH for Trillanes case

MANILA, Philippines – A global organization of lawmakers passed a resolution for its members to visit the Philippines to assess the case of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, who faces possible arrest after a presidential proclamation ordered the revocation of his amnesty. In its 139th assembly held in Geneva, Switzerland on ........»»

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Ecija town’s council bet shot dead

SAN ANTONIO, Nueva Ecija: A Sangguniang Bayan (municipal council) candidate in this town was killed by a lone gunman riding a motorcycle a few meters from his house on Friday afternoon. Allan Joson, 42, died on the spot from multiple gunshot wounds, police reported. In 2016, Joson also ran but lost in the vice mayoral… link: Ecija town’s council bet shot dead.....»»

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Nueva Ecija town council candidate gunned down

  CITY OF SAN FERNANDO---A candidate for councilor of San Antonio town in Nueva Ecija was shot dead near his house on Friday afternoon (Oct. 19), police said on Saturday (Oct. 20).   Chief Supt. Amador Corpus, Central Luzon police chief said victim Allan Joson was shot dead by the still unidentified assassin in Barangay (village) Julo.     Corpus said the gunman fled aboard motorcycle following the shooting.   Corpus did not say if politics was behind Joson's murder. /muf      ...Keep on reading: Nueva Ecija town council candidate gunned down.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 20th, 2018Related News

Trump’s remark on having ‘natural instinct for science’ spurs reactions

Another remark made by US President Donald Trump on Wednesday elicited diverse reactions from netizens. Trump was interviewed by reporters at the White House where he expressed his uncertainty on scientists' concern on climate change. He was asked about a recent report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It stated that by 2030, the world's temperature would reach 1.5 degrees Celsius and that climate change is on the verge of becoming irreversible. "No, no. Some say that and some say differently, I mean you have scientists on both sides of it," he was quoted as saying in the interview. "My uncle was a great professor at MIT (Massachusetts Insti...Keep on reading: Trump’s remark on having ‘natural instinct for science’ spurs reactions.....»»

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Super fight up in NCA Stag derby circuit

The NCA 7-stag derby unfolds Tuesday at the Ynares Sports Arena with Ricky Magtoto, Atong Ang and Patrick Antonio as hosts......»»

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

LeBron shines in debut, but Lakers still have lots to do

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com PORTLAND, Ore. -- His first basket of this new era was much like many others, in terms of impact and its ferocity and jaw-dropping nature. LeBron James stole the Trail Blazers’ cross-court pass and before him was the open court … and thousands of open mouths, all bracing in anticipation of a moment. His fast-break dunk was just as you expected it would be, jammed through the basket with a cocked arm and followed by a brief pose at landing, for emphasis and style. The greatest player in the game was back in full soar Thursday but, as it were, his new team remained stuck to the floor. Overall, this process is gonna take some time, you think? Before the Los Angeles Lakers whip the basketball world into a frenzy, they must whip Portland. And also the Houston Rockets, who visit Staples Center on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) for the Lakers’ home opener. And the Golden State Warriors. And Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. And any team in the Western Conference that considers itself a contender. But you knew this, right? “We’ll have to go through some moments,” LeBron said after the Lakers lost at Moda Center, 128-119. “We’ll have some adversity.” True, this isn’t an overnight sensation in the making. “Not as fast as you (media) guys think it’s going to happen,” LeBron said. The Lakers will get more chances to make a first impression, and that’s a good thing for them as they navigate through a potentially tricky transition period with their shiny new showpiece. There is only one thing that’s a lock through this bumpy path: LeBron is still the force he was in Cleveland and Miami, his only other NBA stops. Months before turning 34, his flow and his basketball instincts remain steak-knife sharp and his pride is intact. He tipped off his season by playing 37 minutes -- so much for reduced minutes here after 15 years of deep tread wear on his wheels -- and delivered 26 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. “I mean, that’s crazy, a guy to be in his 16th year playing at that pace and above the rim the way he was,” said Blazers guard Damian Lillard. “He looked like himself.” That said, he and his teammates are still working on their wavelength. This was evident for much of the night, when connections were missed and confusion reigned at times. On Thursday (Friday, PHL time), LeBron threw a behind-the-back pass that in Cleveland or Miami would usually hits is mark to teammates aware of his tendencies and timing. Last night, LeBron tried it and the ball dribbled out of bounds, all of which flummoxed LeBron and Kyle Kuzma (the nearest Laker). After the whistle blew and possession went to Portland, LeBron and Kuzma had a brief chat. “I expected Kuz to pop,” explained LeBron, “and he rolled. Then another time (Rajon) Rondo went to the hole, JaVale (McGee) thought it was going to him and it was meant for me. We’ll get better at that.” These first few weeks, if the Lakers are fortunate, will be conducted in a vacuum and a laboratory. Transitions are usually like that. LeBron had a similar one in Miami eight years ago, when a 9-8 start playing alongside Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh had folks thinking the sky was falling. With these Lakers, the reaction will -- or should, anyway -- be more muted if only because the expectations aren’t through the ceiling this season. The Lakers are trying to nourish the limited basketball experience of Kuzma, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and Brandon Ingram with LeBron (and Rajon Rondo) taking on more of a mentor role. That means class will be in session most, if not all, season. LeBron is preaching patience not only for those in and outside of the organization, but for himself as well. Sometimes, it’s easier said than done. LeBron realizes that he’s on the clock personally, even though his stamina and level of play remain high. “A lot of these guys don’t have as much experience, so I have to understand that,” James said. “And I do.” LeBron seems cursed by celebrated season openers, falling to 0-4 all-time in his debut games. He scored 25 points in his rookie opener, but Cleveland lost to the Sacramento Kings. He had 31 in his Miami opener in a loss to the Boston Celtics. And he had 17 points in his Cleveland return in 2014, a home loss to the New York Knicks. The Lakers’ crime Thursday (Friday, PHL time) was a failure to tighten up defensively and of course the mistakes that could be blamed on a getting-to-know-you game. And then there’s another issue that LeBron will soon discover, if he hasn’t already: He’s not in the easy East anymore. “There’s a tough game every night,” Lillard said. The West had 10 teams with winning records last season fighting for eight playoff spots. Coaches and players in the West were fond of tweaking their neighbors across the Mississippi in 2017-18, saying the non-playoff teams in the West should take some East spots. Of last season’s playoff teams, none return seriously weaker -- unless you’re ready to bury the San Antonio Spurs (who have a 21-year playoff streak going) or Minnesota Timberwolves (who are coping with the Jimmy Butler crisis). The Blazers were the No. 3 seed and were swept in the first round by the Pelicans, which puts the depth and overall strength of the West in perspective. Only three games separated the Blazers and the ninth-seeded Nuggets during the regular season. Meanwhile, the Rockets and Warriors were beyond the reach of mortals. LeBron chumped the East eight straight times to reach the NBA Finals. Yet by most indications, he’s an A-list teammate away from spooking the Warriors -- and that teammate isn’t in a Lakers uniform this season. This journey through the West could either humble LeBron or, at the least, make him realize the work needed for the Lakers to regain contender status. Heck, the Lakers couldn’t even prevent Nik Stauskas from having the biggest night of his NBA life. He scored 24 points and made more three-pointers (five) than the Lakers’ starting lineup (two). It was telling that Lakers coach Luke Walton started Rondo over Ball at point guard -- an understandable move after Ball missed several months recovering from knee issues. Rondo was mainly stellar (11 assists, three steals) while the Lakers’ fourth-quarter lineups excluded Ball. Meanwhile, Hart (20 points off the bench) earned crunch time minutes. “Everyone had different roles last year,” Walton said, “and some of those roles could change.” Well, someone’s role will remain the same. Regarding that guy, Walton said: “Glad he’s on our team. He’s pretty good at the game of basketball.” 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: SportsOct 19th, 2018Related News

Pasay prosecutor resets hearing on Trillanes cases  

THE Pasay City prosecutor’s office reset to next week the preliminary investigation on the charges of inciting to sedition and coup d’etat against Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th, after his camp...READ MORE The post Pasay prosecutor resets hearing on Trillanes cases   appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 19th, 2018Related News

Sans nationwide bike lanes, solon moves to ensure road safety for cyclists

A lawmaker has filed a bill seeking to protect cyclists and directing motor vehicles to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters when overtaking bicycle riders on the road. ACT-Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio filed House Bill 8446 or the Minimum Overtaking Distance bill onOctober 10 to ensure safety of cyclists, whom he described as "among the most vulnerable road users." "In the absence of a nationwide network of cycling-friendly lanes, cyclists share the road with motor vehicles, exposing them daily to the risk of serious injury or death," Tinio said in filing the bill. Aside from the minimum overtaking distance, the bill also mandates the Department of Transportation, Land Trans...Keep on reading: Sans nationwide bike lanes, solon moves to ensure road safety for cyclists.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 19th, 2018Related News

LOOK: Ninong Duterte in Koko Pimentel, Kathryna Yu wedding

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Senator Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, 54, married partner Kathryna Yu, 36, in a civil wedding ceremony on Thursday, October 18, at the Coconut Palace. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio officiated the wedding, which was attended by big names in politics and showbiz. President Rodrigo Duterte and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2018Related News

NBA roundup: DeRozan leads Spurs past Butler, Wolves

DeMar DeRozan scored a game-high 28 points in his San Antonio debut, and four of his teammates scored in double figures as the host Spurs held off the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-108 Wednesday in one of 11 of the night’s season openers. DeRozan, acquired in the offseason trade that sent Kawhi Leonard to Toronto, scored the […] The post NBA roundup: DeRozan leads Spurs past Butler, Wolves appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopOct 18th, 2018Related News

Trillanes insists on plea for new hearing before Makati court that issued arrest

The camp of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV called on Judge Elmo Alameda’s “sense of justice” in asking for a testimonial hearing to reverse the court’s earlier issuance of arrest against him. Source link link: Trillanes insists on plea for new hearing before Makati court that issued arrest.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 18th, 2018Related News

Tipping point

ANTONIO P. CONTRERAS THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) should realize that it enters the 2019 election season with a much-tarnished reputation, perhaps the worst in our history. If there is one major achievement of the election protest filed by Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo, it is to drive the massive unraveling of evidence… link: Tipping point.....»»

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Trillanes insists on plea for new hearing before Makati court that issued arrest

The camp of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV called on Judge Elmo Alameda’s “sense of justice” in asking for a testimonial hearing to reverse the court’s earlier issuance of arrest against him......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Antetokounmpo scores 25, Bucks top Hornets 113-112

By Steve Reed, Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 25 points, 18 rebounds and eight assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks spoiled the Charlotte Hornets' celebration of 30 years of basketball with a 113-112 victory in the season opener for both teams Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Antetokounmpo made two free throws with 23.7 seconds remaining to put the Bucks ahead after the Hornets battled back from a 20-point deficit behind 41 points from Kemba Walker. Walker missed a driving layup with 3.4 seconds left and the loose ball got kicked outside where Nic Batum misfired on a three-pointer from the left wing at the buzzer. Khris Middleton had 19 points and Eric Bledsoe added 17 as the Bucks set out on the quest to reach the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons. Brook Lopez 14 points in his debut for the Bucks after signing a one-year contract in the offseason. Walker, a two-time All-Star, was terrific in the loss, hitting 15 of 29 shots including seven three-pointers — three of those in the fourth quarter — to rally the Hornets. Malik Monk had 18 points and Tony Parker had eight points and seven assists in his first game with the Hornets after 17 seasons with the Spurs. New Bucks coach Budenholzer stressed spacing and perimeter shooting to open up more 1-on-1 opportunities for the 6'11" Antetokounmpo to drive the lane. It certainly opened up some three-point chances as the Bucks used that spacing to knock down 11-of-22 three-point attempts in the first half to build a 67-54 halftime lead. The Hornets trailed by as many as 18 in the second half, but battled back to tie the game at 101-101 with 6:22 after coach James Borrego went small ball with a lineup of Walker, Parker, Monk, Batum and former small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at center. TIP-INS Bucks: Started the game on fire, hitting their first five shots to take a 14-5 lead. Hornets: Charlotte wore its throwback white jerseys with pinstripes and they celebrated its inaugural team back in 1988-89. Several members of the original team were introduced before the game, including Muggsy Bogues, Dell Curry, Rex Chapman and Kelly Tripucka. ... Walker set a franchise record for the most points in a season opener. UP NEXT Bucks: Host Indiana on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Hornets: At Orlando on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Newcomer Leonard scores 24 as Raptors beat Cavaliers 116-104

By Ian Harrison, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 24 points and a team-high 13 rebounds in his Toronto debut, Kyle Lowry scored 27 points and the Raptors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-104 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) in the season-opener for both teams. Fred VanVleet scored 14 points, Pascal Siakam had 13 and Danny Green 11 as the Raptors won their sixth straight season opener and gave Nick Nurse a victory in his first game as head coach. Kevin Love scored 21 points and Cedi Osman had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Cleveland knocked Toronto out of the playoffs in each of the last three seasons, but faces a struggle this season now that former star LeBron James is with the Los Angeles Lakers. Leonard played 37 minutes in his first competitive game since January with San Antonio. The two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year was limited to nine games last season because of a quadriceps injury. Acquired from the Spurs in a July blockbuster that sent four-time All-Star DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio, Leonard was introduced to a thunderous ovation, the final Raptors starter to have his name announced to the capacity crowd of 19,915. Lowry led Toronto with eight assists and shot 5-for-6 from three-point range. Jordan Clarkson and George Hill each scored 15 points and Rodney Hood had 12 for the Cavaliers, who trailed by as many as 20. Cleveland had won 15 of the previous 17 meetings between the teams, including 10 straight postseason games. Leonard missed his first three shot attempts but made three of his next four to score a team-high six points in the opening quarter. Lowry and Siakam each scored five in the first as Toronto led 28-25 after one. Leonard added six more points in the second quarter and Lowry had five as Toronto made 5-of-10 from three-point range to open a 60-47 lead at halftime. Lowry and Leonard each scored nine points in the third, with Lowry making three from long range, as Toronto took a 90-75 lead into the fourth. TIP-INS Cavaliers: F Larry Nancy Jr. (right ankle) and G J.R. Smith (right elbow) were inactive. ... Love shot 5-for-18 from the field and went 10-for-14 at the free throw line. ... Tristan Thomspon led Cleveland with 13 rebounds. Raptors: Leonard shot 9-for-22. ... G Delon Wright (left thigh) was inactive. . ... F OG Anunoby did not retrun after being hit in the face early in the fourth. The Raptors said Anunoby suffered a right orbital contusion. ... Siakam got the opening night start ahead of Serge Ibaka, but Nurse has said he intends to vary his starting lineup on a regular basis. ... Ibaka missed his first eight field goal attempts before connecting on a three in the fourth. ... Valanciunas had 12 rebounds and matched a career-high with three assists. ... Green stood at center court and thanked fans for their support in a brief pregame address. UP NEXT Cavaliers: Visit Minnesota on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Raptors: Host Boston on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 18th, 2018Related News

TURNING POINT: Shaking A Sick Justice System

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews/ 17 Oct) – Our justice system is virulently shaken in the advent of the Trillanes amnesty nullification case. Consider this. The Executive Department usurped the power of the Supreme Court when the President nullified the amnesty granted to Sen. Antonio Trillanes VI and ordered him arrested without due process, through Proclamation […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Padre Pio Devotees

Devotees raise their handkerchiefs and mobile phones for the pray over before the last public veneration on Tuesday night, Oct. 16, 2018, at San Pedro Cathedral in Davao City. MindaNews photo by ANTONIO L. COLINA IV.....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Makati court yet to rule on DOJ plea for warrant vs Trillanes

Judge Andres Soriano of Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 148 did not issue a ruling on the Department of Justice’s plea for warrant and hold departure order against Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Butler to join Wolves in opener at Spurs, despite asking out

MINNEAPOLIS --- Just like last season, Jimmy Butler and the Minnesota Timberwolves traveled to San Antonio for their opener. After all the disruption caused by Butler's trade request that became public a week before training camp began, no deal has been made. So the four-time All-Star will be on the court facing off against the Spurs with his Timberwolves teammates on Wednesday, no matter the awkwardness and tension that might be lingering. "I'm planning on playing him, and if he feels good he'll be ready to go," Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau said after an abbreviated practice on Tuesday, before the team departed for the airport for the trip. Butler has only partici...Keep on reading: Butler to join Wolves in opener at Spurs, despite asking out.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 17th, 2018Related News