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S. Korean minister arrested over artist blacklist allegation

SEOUL — South Korean prosecutors on yesterday arrested President Park Geun-hye's culture minister and her former top presidential adviser over allegations th.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 21st, 2017Related News

Phl, China eye code of conduct framework this year

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine and Chinese foreign ministry officials are eyeing a framework on the code of conduct for claimants in the South China Sea by.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2017Related News

SoKor exec held over blacklist

South Korea’s culture minister resigned after being arrested yesterday for allegedly creating a “blacklist’’ of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye......»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2017Related News

Sueno on South Korean's kidnap-slay: Heads will roll - GMA News

Sueno on South Korean's kidnap-slay: Heads will roll - GMA News.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2017Related News

South Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist

South Korea minister resigns after arrest over arts blacklist.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2017Related News

GOV LAUDS PANGLAO BAY PREMIERE FLAGSHIP TEZ PROJECT

Gov. Edgar Chatto thanked the Alturas Group of Companies,  Asia Pacific Projects, Incorporated  and Tourism Infrastructure Economic Zone Authority (TIEZA) for starting with the right foot forward in the presentation of the Panglao Bay Premier Flagship Tourism Enterprise Zone Development Plan at South Palms Resort in Panglao on Wednesday. This is what government expects from [&'].....»»

Source: Boholnewsdaily BoholnewsdailyCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2017Related News

Bato pinagre-resign ni Alvarez

PINAGSABIHAN ni House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez si Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa na magbitiw na sa puwesto. Ito'y ayon kay Alvarez, ay upang maisalba pa si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte mula sa mga kahihiyan kasunod ng kidnap-slay sa South Korean na negosyanteng si Jee Ick Joo. Sa kanyang pahayag, kinastigo [&'].....»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2017Related News

THE PHILSOUTH LINE: This Golden Year

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 21 January) &'8212; This year hits another significant period for the Southeast Asian region, as it begins its Golden Year as an organized regional body called the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). On our part, it is historic as well since the Philippines chairs the 10-country august body. But [&'].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2017Related News

Cavs' Irving shares inspirational message to motivate kids

em>By Tom Withers, Associated Press /em> CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving spent a day dedicated to transition and big speeches by delivering a message from the heart. Cleveland's All-Star point guard, whose own life has undergone major changes over the past year or so because of fatherhood, an Olympic gold medal and NBA championship, spoke to hundreds of school kids on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) about following their dreams. To kick off a program promoting physical fitness, Irving shared some wisdom and experiences he hopes will help motivate kids to reach their potential. He urged them to listen to their parents, follow their own path and reminded them that life's journey never ends. 'I'm still figuring it out,' he said. 'I'm still you.' Teaming with Kids Foot Locker, Irving visited one of the city's Boys & Girls Clubs to launch a six-week fitness challenge which promotes a healthy lifestyle and encourages kids to excel outside and inside the classroom. Not far removed from their age group, the 24-year-old Irving easily connected with the kids, who wore 'Go Big' T-shirts and could barely contain their excitement when the Cavaliers' star was introduced and walked to the middle of the basketball court. 'Listen to your parents,' Irving told them, but not in a preachy way, rather the way an older brother would tell his siblings. 'Make sure you cherish the friendships you have and family is first — always.' Before the event, Irving, who was named an All-Star starter for the Eastern Conference on Thursday (Friday, PHL time), spent a few minutes with the Associated Press discussing the motivation to support his community and aspirations beyond basketball. Irving understands both his place and platform and wants to maximize it. And as the nation looked toward Washington, D.C., Irving simply wanted to make a positive impact on some kinds in Cleveland. 'I want to be a generational leader and I am that already,' he told AP. 'I have to accept that and to do that you have to acquire as much knowledge and still grow every single day, make sure I'm living the truth and share that with the rest of the world. It's not necessarily opening up to the media or anyone else, but it's about opening up to the kids that matter — that are going to be changing our world in a few years. 'I'm OK with this, man. As long as I can shape a kid's day or shape a kid's life in any way possible, and help them realize their potential is endless, you are limitless. You can be your own decider in your life. Whatever else is going on, you have to take control of it.' Irving was raised almost exclusively by his father, Drederick, after his mother, Elizabeth, died when he was four. The elder Irving didn't have to push his child, who was driven from an early age. It's that independence, the strength to be unafraid and willingness to fail but learn, that's at the heart of Irving's message. 'I want them to think bigger,' he said. 'It's a lost simpler for me now as I've gotten older. There were things that I thought were going to stop me and limit me, but those things aren't necessarily real, they're false and created by whatever it is that tells us what we can't do, the outside influences. Never listen to that, man. I've always figured it out one day at a time. 'As long as you can see through it, and find your own truth, you'll be fine. I try to give kids the truth. I still am that kid that was growing up in Boys & Girls Clubs in New York and New Jersey, going to different neighborhoods. I'm that same kid. I've never changed and being able to acquire the knowledge that I have from other people helps me — and hopefully resonates with the kids.' .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 20th, 2017Related News

Track 2 diplomacy in aid of official dialogue on South China Sea

Track 2 diplomacy in aid of official dialogue on South China Sea.....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJan 20th, 2017Related News

South Korea to bust fake PH arrest warrants

South Korea to bust fake PH arrest warrants.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 20th, 2017Related News

Silence, mourning since fatal crash turn to hope at Chapeco

MAURICIO SAVARESE, AP Sports Writer   CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — Silence and mourning are slowly being replaced by boisterous fans and hope. As the Chapecoense club rebuilds after the air crash that killed 19 players and nearly all members of the staff and board of directors, so is the town of 200,000. Like many in Brazil, football is the oxygen for everything: gossip, community pride and heated debate. On Saturday, Chapecoense's 20,000-capacity Arena Conda will host the team's first match since the tragedy almost two months ago. Lines outside are filled with fans excited about the club's and the city's restart. Fifty coffins lined the same field in November, where this time Chape's reconstructed team will play Brazilian champion Palmeiras in a friendly match. 'I bet I won't be able to sleep Friday night,' 19-year-old fan Marcelo Ribeiro said as he walked to the stadium. 'Since the accident the city is dead. The festivities were mostly canceled at the end of the year, and all most people are thinking about is the rebirth. I want to see what the rebirth looks like.' At the Hotel Bertaso, where most of Chape's players and coaching staff have traditionally lodged, the first signs of that rebirth are obvious. The second floor, which was home to many of the victims, including coach Caio Junior, is once again full. 'I can't help feeling a lot of hope for the future now,' said receptionist Gelson Mangone, who lost several friends in that crash on an Andean mountain side near Medellin, Colombia, on Nov.28. 'It has been a lot of work to settle all these new signings here, they are also learning their way here,' the receptionist said. 'But it does feel like a brand new start.' New coach Vagner Mancini is one of the hotel's new residents. He said the job makes him 'a better human being, but it's the most challenging to face.' 'We have to build a team, a coaching staff and a club infrastructure in a season in which Chape will be in demand,' Mancini told The Associated Press. 'I understand now that the city was so affected because the club and the city are run like a family,' he added. 'The players we brought are cut from that cloth, but we have to reach a higher level now.' After the crash, Colombian club Atletico Nacional, which was to face Chape in the Copa Sudamericana final in Medellin, awarded the victory to the small Brazilian team. That means that Chape qualified for South America's No. 1 tournament for the first time, the competitive Copa Libertadores. The team will also try to defend its title in the Santa Catarina state championship, try to stay up in Brazil's top-flight competition, and play in a pile of fundraisers, including one against Barcelona. 'We have to assemble a competitive team at the same time we need to hire someone to handle passports, contracts,' Mancini said. 'The club used to handle this well, but like a family run business. Now we are at a different moment.' Chapecoense had almost nothing left after the crash: six players that did not travel on the ill-fated flight, two physiotherapists, one goalkeeping coach, one doctor, one data analyst, one nurse and a few club officials. New chairman and club co-founder Plinio David de Nes Filho, a wealthy local businessman known as Maninho, is leading the charge to bolster club finances. Former players like Nivaldo Constante, who played as a goalkeeper until the tragedy struck, are approaching players that can help. And Chapeco Mayor Luciano Buligon is working as a kind of ambassador for the club and the city. 'Our weekends were about three things: family, church and Chapecoense,' Buligon said. 'It has been hard to get the city back on track because the wounds are still very open. But we are slowly moving on. On Saturday we will start getting a part of our weekends back.' Not everyone is happy. Rosangela Loureiro, widow of crash victim Cleber Santana, said she is upset because his belongings still have not been returned to the family. 'I feel sadness and rage. No one is doing anything to bring their belongings back. I plead with them to soften our pain and make us get the memories that we will hold dear for the rest of our lives,' she said on Instagram last week. Other widows have complained about damages not yet being paid by the club. Chapecoense directors say they are doing the best they can as they try to rebuild. There are even complaints at the joyous Hotel Bertaso. 'These new players love to make a mess in their rooms,' said a cleaner, who declined to offer her name. 'The other ones were older, more mature and the new ones seem to be more infantile. I hope they are up for the task. The city really needs that now.' .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 20th, 2017Related News

Rights group: Korean’s slay shows law breakdown

MANILA, Philippines - The alleged killing of a South Korean businessman by policemen is an indication of a breakdown in the rule of law under President Duter.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2017Related News

Rights group: Korean’s slay shows law breakdown

MANILA, Philippines - The alleged killing of a South Korean businessman by policemen is an indication of a breakdown in the rule of law under President Duter.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2017Related News

Korea concerned for nationals after death of kidnapped bizman

MANILA, Philippines – The South Korean Embassy in Manila expressed concern for over 90,000 Koreans living in the Philippines after an “innocent” businessman.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2017Related News

South Korea court rejects arrest warrant for Samsung heir

South Korea court rejects arrest warrant for Samsung heir.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2017Related News

South Korean court denies a request to arrest Samsung s de facto head

SEOUL, South Korea — A Seoul court on Thursday denied a request to arrest one of South Korea's most powerful men, the heir to the Samsung Electronics juggern.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 18th, 2017Related News

Classes suspended in SouthCot town

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 19 Jan) – Classes were suspended on Thursday morning in elementary and high school levels in Surallah town in South Cotabato due to the continuous heavy rains. Milagros Lorca, chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said the municipal government of Surallah ordered the class suspension as [&'].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2017Related News

3 more cops tagged in Korean’s kidnapping

Three more policemen were placed under restrictive custody at Camp Crame in connection with the kidnap-slay of a South Korean businessman last year......»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2017Related News

Abducted Korean dead

POLICE kidnapped and murdered a South Korean businessman, then led his wife to believe he was alive for months to extort money from her, authorities said Wednesday. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2017Related News