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A guide to the revised Procurement Law IRR

The Center for Global Best Practices will have a rerun of its special program titled, “What You Must Know About the 2016 Procurement Law IRR,” on Sept. 27 and 28, 2018 at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City......»»

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Tiger Woods with 3-shot lead and 1 round away from winning

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods made it look and sound as if he had never been gone. More than turning back time, every hole seemed like the one before Saturday at the Tour Championship. A tee shot striped down the middle of the fairway. The clean strike of an iron as he held his pose. A sonic boom of the cheers from around the green. Another birdie. "I got off to an ideal start," Woods said. "And the next thing you know, I was off and running." With the most dynamic golf he has played all year, Woods built a five-shot lead in seven holes before he cooled from there, settled for a 5-under 65 that gave him a three-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose and an ideal chance to end this comeback season with a moment that has defined his career. Winning. Woods has the 54-hole lead for the first time since his last victory in 2013 at the Bridgestone Invitational. He has never lost an official tournament when leading by more than two shots going into the final round, and his closing record with the lead is 42-2 on the PGA Tour. He has never been in better position to show he's all the way back from four back surgeries that once made him fear he might never play again. "I've gone through a lot this year to get myself to this point, and understanding and fighting my way through it," Woods said. "I'm certainly much more equipped than I was in March because of what I've gone through." Wood was at 12-under 198 and will be paired for the first time in final group with McIlroy on the PGA Tour. McIlroy birdied two of his last three holes for a 66. "It's obviously exciting for the golf tournament. It's exciting for golf in general that he's up there," McIlroy said. "But for me, all I can do is concentrate on myself. The game is hard enough without looking at other people. Go out there, take care of my business, and hopefully that's good enough." Rose started the third round tied with Woods, but not for long. Rose opened with two straight bogeys before battling back, but the world's No. 1 player already was four shots behind after four holes. He narrowed the gap with a birdie on the 16th as Woods had to scramble for bogey, a two-shot swing. "In some ways, it felt like a Sunday just with the energy," Rose said after a 68. "But I knew that it was halfway through a Saturday. Just wanted to sort of chisel a few back and give myself a chance going into tomorrow." Rose forgot about Woods and tried to beat East Lake, a game of match play in his mind, in a bid to stay in the game. He wound up with a hard-earned 68. There used to be no chance against Woods when he was atop the leaderboard going into the final round. His only losses with the 54-hole lead were the Quad City Classic in 1996 when he was 20 and making third start as a pro, and the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine against Y.E. Yang. He also lost a two-shot lead to Lee Westwood in Germany at a European Tour event in 2000. Now? Woods has gone more than five years without winning. He also has won enough times — 90 tournaments around the world — to remember how. "It's a little more unknown now," Rose said. "Obviously, his history, his statistics from this point are impeccable. They're incredible. But he's human, and there's a lot on it for him tomorrow, as well as the rest of us." Woods has had four finishes in the top 5, a runner-up by one shot at Innisbrook and by two shots at the PGA Championship. Only once this year, however, has he started the final round within closer than four shots of the lead. Being up by three is a much better view. "Simple math says that if I play a clean card, the guys behind me have to shoot 67 to force it into extra holes," Woods said. "That helps. I don't have to shoot 63 or 64 and hope I get help. This is a spot I'd much rather be in than four or five back." The Saturday start was simply mesmerizing. Woods poured in a 20-foot birdie putt on the first hole. His wedge settled 8 feet below the hole on No. 3. His 20-foot birdie putt on No. 4 tumbled into the center of the cup with perfect pace. Two short birdies followed. And when he finally missed a fairway at No. 7, Woods hit a 9-iron from the bunker that hopped out of the first cut to about 5 feet for a sixth birdie in seven holes. The cheers were endless, and there was no doubting what was going on. "I've heard the roars all day, and it's been phenomenal," Paul Casey said after his 66. "What an atmosphere it is out there this week." Woods, however, made only one birdie over his last 11 holes, a wedge to 7 feet on No. 12. He missed badly on his tee shot at the par-3 ninth, and the shaggy rough to the right of the 16th fairway caused the face of his club to open, missing to the right. His flop shot didn't get up the hill and rolled back toward him, and his next pitch was a bump-and-run played to perfection that kept him from another double bogey. McIlroy also started strong, and being in the group ahead of Woods, he knew exactly what was happening. On Sunday, he get a front-row seat. The only other time they were paired together in the fourth round was at the 2015 Masters, when both were 10 shots behind Jordan Spieth. Rose won't be in the final group, but he has plenty on the line even if he doesn't catch Woods. He likely needs to finish in the top five to be assured of winning the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus......»»

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Tanzania ferry disaster toll passes 200

NAIROBI, Kenya (UPDATED) – The death toll from a crowded ferry capsizing in Lake Victoria rose sharply to 207 on Saturday, September 22, a Tanzanian minister said, as rescue workers found a lucky survivor.  Public radio quoted the transport minister as updating the number of dead from 170 earlier in ........»»

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PH spikers finish 9th in AVC Cup

    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine women's volleyball team turned back Kazakhstan in 5 sets, 25-13, 23-25, 25-22, 17-25, 15-8, in the classification round to finish at ninth place in the 2018 Asian Women's Volleyball Cup on Saturday, September 22, in Nakhon Ratchasima in Thailand. Cha Cruz-Behag took over in the final ........»»

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IN PHOTOS: Dutdutan Tattoo Festival 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The 18th Dutdutan Festival kicked off with a bang as it opened its gates to tattoo enthusiasts at the World Trade Center in Pasay City on September 21. The annual and largest tattoo expo in the country showcases homegrown artists as well as foreign inkers from Taiwan, ........»»

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IN PHOTOS: Miss World Philippines 2018 Beach Beauty Competition

PALAWAN, Philippines – It was a week of bringing out their inner beach babes for the 40 candidates of Miss World Philippines 2018. The women flew to El Nido, Palawan, where they enjoyed a fun day of island hopping, speaking to local officials about sustainable tourism, and of course, participating in ........»»

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PAF planes for food and peace

As part of the Philippine Food Skyway Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA), two of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) cargo transport planes are set to airlift food items from Mindanao to the Metropolis. This is in accordance with its aim to transport basic food items from remote production areas to the population centers. […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News5 hr. 8 min. ago Related News

Stars fall

MAJOR SHOCKER When you get in a good rhythm you just want to follow it. I think today that’s what I did CHICAGO, Illinois — Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock spoiled the doubles debut of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, but Team Europe still led Team World, 3-1, after the first day of the 2018 […].....»»

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Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

TEHRAN, Iran --- Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding 53 in the bloodiest assault to strike the country in recent years. The attack in Ahvaz saw gunfire sprayed into a crowd of marching Revolutionary Guardsmen, bystanders and government officials watching from a nearby riser. Suspicion immediately fell on the region's Arab separatists, who previously only attacked unguarded oil pipelines under the cover of darkness. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif immediately blamed the attack on regional countries and their "U.S. masters," calling the gunmen "te...Keep on reading: Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25.....»»

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Son also rises: Sonny Angara is new LDP head

Published @ 12:21 p.m., Sept. 22, 2018 | Updated @ 12:03 a.m., Sept. 23, 2018 Sen. Sonny Angara has taken the helm of the political party once led by his father, less than eight months before the May 13, 2019, midterm general elections. Angara was named new president of the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP) that his father, the late Sen. Edgardo Angara, cofounded in 1988 when the Peping Cojuangco wing of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan merged with the Lakas ng Bansa party of former Speaker Ramon Mitra. In a statement, Angara said that as LDP president, he would continue the centrist policies his father pursued. Angara stressed education, universal heal...Keep on reading: Son also rises: Sonny Angara is new LDP head.....»»

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Blogger Drew Olivar’s ‘bomb scare’ post blows up in his face

Published @ 7:46 p.m., Sept. 22, 2018 | Updated @ 12:29 a.m., Sept. 23, 2018 This time around, a Facebook post by blogger Andrew "Drew" Olivar about an alleged bomb plot exploded in his face. The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will "possibly" file a criminal complaint against pro-Duterte blogger Andrew "Drew" Olivar because of his alleged "bomb scare" post on Facebook last Thursday, the eve of the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, NCRPO director, told reporters on Saturday they were "checking" if Olivar violated Presidential Decree 1727, in relation to Cybercrime Prevention Act ...Keep on reading: Blogger Drew Olivar’s ‘bomb scare’ post blows up in his face.....»»

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Disyembreasais ‘Lakambini’ champion

isyembreasais made her move in the final 200 meters and pulled off a two-length victory at the 2018 Philippine Racing Commission (Philracom) “Lakambini Stake Race” at the Manila Jockey Club’s San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite last Sunday......»»

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Israeli NASCAR driver hopes to show his country in a new light

Israeli NASCAR driver Alon Day hopes TV viewers get a new impression of his country when they tune in to Saturday’s (Sunday in Manila) Cup series race at Richmond Raceway. The 26-year-old Day will make his 2018 Cup series debut driving the BK Racing No. 23 Best Bully Sticks Toyota Camry in the Federated Auto [...] The post Israeli NASCAR driver hopes to show his country in a new light appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News10 hr. 8 min. ago Related News

USCIS’s new ‘denial memo’ is now in effect

Starting on Sept. 11, 2018, a new USCIS Policy Memorandum (PM) became effective, instructing officers on how to adjudicate (process and make decisions on) petitions, applications, extensions, etc., when the initial filing was incomplete or insufficient......»»

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Impasug-ong rodeo

A local cowboy holds on the back of a rampaging bull during the rodeo in Impasug-ong town, Bukidnon on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO.....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: News11 hr. 8 min. ago Related News

PBA: TNT posts first winning streak after beating ROS

TNT finally looked like TNT for the first time in a long while. The KaTropa beat Rain or Shine Saturday at Passi City, Iloilo, taking a 110-104 win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup. In their first game with promoted head coach Bong Ravena and consultant Mark Dickel from New Zealand, the KaTropa picked up their first winning streak of the conference to improve to 3-4 in the standings. Three players scored at least 20 points for TNT led by import Marqus Blakely with 26 points and 14 rebounds. Troy Rosario added 24 while Terrence Romeo was good for 22. Making their conference debut after playing in the Asian Games, the Elasto Painters got 23 points from returning import J'Nathan Bullock. James Yap fired 21 as the top local for ROS.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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HOT OFF THE PRESS: The Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper Sept. 24-30, 2018

HOT OFF THE PRESS: The Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper Sept. 24-30, 2018 For all your publication needs and advertisements, please […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: News15 hr. 42 min. ago Related News

Journalist murdered in Mexico, 9th in 2018

TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ, Mexico (UPDATED) – Gunmen on Friday, September 21 killed a Mexican journalist who had received threats after reporting on corruption in the southern state of Chiapas, his newspaper said, in what was at least the 9th murder of a reporter in the country this year. Mario Gomez, a reporter ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News16 hr. 55 min. ago Related News

Finalists for the 2018 Asian International Children’s Film Festival to fly to Japan

The following is a press release from the Embassy of Japan. Eight Filipino high school students will represent the Philippines in the 2018 Asian International Children’s Film Festival under the JENESYS2018Programme. High school students from all over the Philippines submitted 3-minute film entries under the theme “Self-Responsibility”. The top three entries ........»»

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