First 3 Metro subway stations seen ready by 2022

The initial three stations of the country's first subway would be operating by May 2022, government officials said Friday, with the right-of-way needed to start building them ready to be delivered by midyear. "In line with the 'fast and sure' approach, the Philippine government processed the loan approvals for this project within six months only, from the National Economic and Development Authority Board approval on Sept. 12, 2017, up to the signing of the loan agreement today. We are targeting May 2022 to begin operation of the first three of the subway stations---Mindanao Avenue-Quirino Highway, Tandang Sora, and North Avenue," Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said in a spe...Keep on reading: First 3 Metro subway stations seen ready by 2022.....»»

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

Muntinlupa court resets De Lima arraignment

              The Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 205 has rescheduled anew the arraignment of Senator Leila De Lima on charges of violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.   De Lima's arraignment has been rescheduled several times since June last year.   From June, the arraignment was moved to Sept. 25, 2017 then to Oct. 13, 2017. It was moved again to Nov. 24, and then to March 16 and on Friday, the court again moved the arraignment to May 18.   The arraignment was reset in order to resolve first the senator's Omnibus Motion to reverse the court's Feb. 21, 2018 order granting the prose...Keep on reading: Muntinlupa court resets De Lima arraignment.....»»

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

‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ expected September

Video game publisher Square Enix is to publish new franchise entry "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" in September. Ahead of the official announcement on March 15, video game fans have discovered that "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" is due to release on Sept. 14, 2018. Third in a franchise reboot that got underway in 2013, and 12th in the long-running treasure-hunting adventure series since its 1996 debut, "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. All this information has been gleaned from the HTML code underlying the franchise's official website, On its face, the site hosts a countdown to a March 15 reveal. Inspect the HTML source a...Keep on reading: ‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ expected September.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Mar 15th, 2018Related News

The weakening or depreciating peso

On Sept. 20, 2010, it took P44.25 to buy one US dollar......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceMar 14th, 2018Related News

WATCH | NAST scientist: Risk of severe dengue from Dengvaxia gleaned as early as Sept 2015

Dr. Anthony Dans, a scientist from the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), told a Senate inquiry Tuesday there was already an effort as early as September 2015 to look into the potential predisposition in certain vaccinated persons to increase the possibility of becoming afflicted with dengue hemorrhagic fever. Dans said he had found […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopMar 13th, 2018Related News

Duterte names Gibo’s wife Prieto-Teodoro as Unicef envoy

        President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed a former Tarlac politician and socialite as the Philippine's representative to the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef).   In the appointment paper dated March 7, and releasedon Friday, Duterte named former Tarlac 1st District Rep. Monica "Nikki" Prieto-Teodoro as the country's special envoy to the Unicef.   Her term began on Sept. 26, 2017, and will endSept. 27, 2018.   Prieto-Teodoro, in August last year, made a donation to the military in a philanthropic initiative.   She is the wife of former Defense Sec. Gilbert "Gibo" Teodoro, whom Duterte once wooed to...Keep on reading: Duterte names Gibo’s wife Prieto-Teodoro as Unicef envoy.....»»

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

SP dismisses complaint vs barangay kagawad

The Iloilo City Council dismissed on Jan 30, 2018 the administrative and criminal complaint against Barangay Kagawad Christopher John Cartagena of PHHC Block 22, Mandurriao as the latter already quit his post on Sept 29, 2017. The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) members settled to shelve the complaint of Barangay Captain Ray Rico against Cartagena after agreeing […] The post SP dismisses complaint vs barangay kagawad appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJan 31st, 2018Related News

Lynyrd Skynyrd to embark on farewell tour

The iconic Southern rock band behind hits such as "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Freebird" has announced it'll be embarking on a farewell North American tour later this year. Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour" will begin with a first leg starting May 4 in West Palm Beach, Florida, wrapping up on Sept. 1 in Atlanta, Georgia, and making stops along the way in Dallas, Phoenix, California, New York, Cleveland, Toronto, North Carolina and more. While no further dates have been announced, the band refers to this run as a "first leg" of its career-concluding tour. The band has played for more than 40 years and has more than 60 albums to its name. During that t...Keep on reading: Lynyrd Skynyrd to embark on farewell tour.....»»

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

WHAT WENT BEFORE: P6.4-B shabu smuggling

On May 26 last year, agents of the Bureau of Customs' (BOC) Intelligence and Investigation Service, the National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) raided warehouses in Valenzuela City and seized 602.2 kilograms of "shabu" (crystal meth).   The drug shipment, which had been declared as kitchenware, footwear and moldings, entered the country through the BOC's "express lane" on May 23.   On Sept. 18, drug charges were brought by the PDEA against resigned Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and several other officials of the BOC.   The PDEA accused Faeldon and his officers of conspiring to import illegal drugs and prot...Keep on reading: WHAT WENT BEFORE: P6.4-B shabu smuggling.....»»

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

Ombudsman clears way for trial of Floirendo

It's final: Ombudsman prosecutors will soon charge Davao del Norte Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. with graft for his financial interest in a banana company that has a joint venture agreement with the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). In a 12-page order signed on Jan. 15, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales denied Floirendo's appeal on a Sept. 4 resolution finding probable cause to indict him for violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, paving the way for his trial by the Sandiganbayan. Conflict of interest The graft law prohibits public officers from having an interest in any transaction prohibited by the Constitution. The 1987 Constitution states that no senator or ...Keep on reading: Ombudsman clears way for trial of Floirendo.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 23rd, 2018Related News

Graft suit against Floirendo goes to court; Alvarez scores

SPEAKER Pantaleon Alvarez can chalk up another victory in support of the Duterte administration’s fight against oligarchic corruption in government. This as the Ombudsman on January 15 affirmed Alvarez’s graft charges against Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr. by denying the latter’s motion to reverse his Sept. 4, 2017 indictment before the….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2018Related News

SP defers suspension of brgy kagawad

THE Iloilo City Council deferred on Jan 16, 2018 its action on the recommendation to suspend Barangay Kagawad Christopher John Cartagena of Brgy PHHC Block 22, Mandurriao. This after Councilor Plaridel Nava disclosed that Cartagena had tendered his irrevocable resignation on Sept 29, 2017 with the Office of the City Mayor. Nava also asked the […] The post SP defers suspension of brgy kagawad appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2018Related News

VMC earnings drop 61% in Sept-Nov 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Listed sugar miller Victorias Milling Co. Inc......»»

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

Majority owners hide behind PCD Nominee

ALLIANCE Select Foods International Inc. (ASFII) posted what it said was an amended “quasi-reorganization” last Sept. 8, 2017 on the website of the Philippine Stock Exchange. It did not explain how this would affect stockholders, particularly public investors who trade its listed common shares. In effect, Alliance Select Foods was asking stockholders to sacrifice for [...] The post Majority owners hide behind PCD Nominee appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJan 10th, 2018Related News

English boy is reunited with camera that drifted to Germany

BERLIN --- An English boy has been reunited in Germany with a video camera he lost four months ago on the other side of the North Sea. The German news agency dpa reported that the camera was handed back Saturday to the 10-year-old from Hull on Suederoog, a small island off Germany's western coast. William Etherton's camera was carried off Sept. 1 by a wave in Thornwick Bay in Yorkshire, on England's east coast. It drifted for about two months before washing up in Germany. Resident Roland Spreer found it on Nov. 2. It was still functional thanks to its waterproof casing, and Spreer's son posted footage from the day the camera was washed away on Facebook. Reports on the vid...Keep on reading: English boy is reunited with camera that drifted to Germany.....»»

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

Lakers waive veteran center Andrew Bogut after 24 games

LOS ANGELES --- Veteran center Andrew Bogut has been waived by the Los Angeles Lakers after 24 games with the club. The Lakers made the move Saturday. Bogut joined the Lakers on Sept. 19 and played only sparingly for the struggling team. The Australian big man averaged 1.5 points and 3.3 rebounds while starting five games. Before the Lakers' loss to Charlotte on Friday night, Los Angeles coach Luke Walton praised Bogut's veteran influence on the young team, including his example on defense. The Lakers (11-27) are in last place in the Western Conference after nine consecutive losses....Keep on reading: Lakers waive veteran center Andrew Bogut after 24 games.....»»

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

Good Samaritan eases burden of jeepney robbery victim’s family

Rosebelle Bodoy JODEE A. AGONCILLO It has been almost been 28 months since University of Manila freshman Renzo Rei Bodoy, 17, was killed in a jeepney robbery in Quiapo, Manila, on Sept. 8, 2015......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 2nd, 2018Related News

CAVITEx toll fee hike proposed

CAVITEX INFRASTRUCTURE Corp. (CIC) and the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) have proposed a toll fee increase for the R-1 Expressway and R-1 Expressway Extension of the Manila-Cavite Expressway (Cavitex). In a petition to the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) dated Sept. 27, 2017, CIC and PRA, manager and operator of Cavitex, respectively, proposed toll fees for […] The post CAVITEx toll fee hike proposed appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsJan 1st, 2018Related News

10K Athletes to Join 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia

About 10,000 athletes from 45 countries are expected to participate in the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia next year. The tournament will be held from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 in Jakarta and Palembang, capital... The post 10K Athletes to Join 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 1st, 2018Related News

Serena loses in exhibition comeback after giving birth

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Serena Williams lost in her return to tennis after giving birth in September, beaten by French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in an exhibition Saturday and still unsure if she will defend her Australian Open title. Williams called it a "wonderful" match despite the defeat — she took the second set in a score of 6-2, 3-6 and 10-5 in a super tiebreaker. The Australian Open, the year's first Grand Slam tournament, begins Jan. 15. "I don't know if I am totally ready to come back on the tour yet. I know that when I come back I definitely want to be competing for championships. I am definitely looking forward to getting back out there," Williams said. "I am taking it one day at a time. I am going to assess everything with my team before deciding." The 36-year-old Williams took time off after winning the Australian Open last January while pregnant. She gave birth to her first child, a girl named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., on Sept. 1. She married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in November. Williams struggled with her serve in the 67-minute match at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. But, after nearly a year away from the game, she did win a set against the world's No. 7 player "I don't think I am going to rate my performance," Williams said. "I have plenty of comebacks, from injuries, from surgeries, but I've never had a comeback after actually giving birth to a human being. So, in my eyes, I feel it was a wonderful, wonderful match for me." Williams insisted she has a lot more tennis to play. "Knowing that I have won 23 Grand Slam titles and several other titles, I don't think I have anything more left to prove," she said. "But I am not done yet." Williams won her opening game, breaking Ostapenko. But she was nowhere near her best in the first set before fighting back and winning the second. After the initial break, Ostapenko latched onto Williams' weak serves and capitalized on several unforced errors to go up 4-1 with two breaks. Williams again struggled with her serve in the second set. But she went ahead 3-0 with a couple of early breaks and hit with more confidence, including several crowd-pleasing double-handed passing shots. Another break in the ninth game gave her the set. "In the beginning, it felt a little tough. But as the match moved on, I was less afraid. I knew I was not going to fall over and break," she said. "The more I played, the more confident I felt that I would be able to go for shots that I was afraid to go for in the first set." In the super tiebreaker, Ostapenko raced to an 8-2 lead before halting a brief recovery by Williams. "For me, it is all about physical, how I am feeling physically. ... I am just proud being out here and playing in Abu Dhabi and to be able to just compete," Williams said. "I have had a tough few months and I am just excited to be able to play again." It was the first time a women's match had been played in the traditionally men's only exhibition. U.S. Open runner-up Kevin Anderson defeated Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 7-6 (0) in the men's final. The 14th-ranked Anderson immediately broke Bautista Agut and was never in danger of losing serve in the first set. In the second set, Bautista Agut broke in the second game, but the South African broke back immediately. An aggressive Anderson swept the tiebreaker......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 31st, 2017Related News