Spokesman Panelo claims ‘no medical checkup in Hong Kong for Duterte’

Malacañang yesterday assailed opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV for claiming that President Duterte went to Hong Kong last weekend to undergo a medical checkup......»»

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UPDATE: Majority of Filipinos agree with revival of ROTC in ‘senior high, in college or in both’–Pulse Asia

MAJORITY of Filipinos favor return of the Reserve Officers’ Training Course (ROTC) in schools, a Pulse Asia survey said, the results of which Sen. Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian released on Monday….READ The post UPDATE: Majority of Filipinos agree with revival of ROTC in ‘senior high, in college or in both’–Pulse Asia appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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2019 NBA All-Star Diary: Day 1

5:20 A.M. – For some reason, I woke up 10 minutes before the alarm on my cellphone was scheduled to ring. Maybe it was jetlag. Maybe it was excitement. It didn’t matter, I had to get up from bed to prepare for the 2 hour and 30 minute drive from Durham to Charlotte. Me and my colleague, TJ Manotoc had taken a detour from our planned schedule to visit Duke University. Now, that we were done with that, it was time to revert back to our primary task of covering the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. During our drive back to Charlotte, I looked out the window to the sight of clear skies telling me that it was going to be a good day. 8:50 A.M. – The first task for journalists covering the NBA’s mid-season event is to secure a media pass. This is basically an ID that gives one clearance to all events that are happening throughout All-Star Weekend. After parking our rented car and walking to the designated hotel for the media credentials pick-up, we were ready to head to our first activity of the day. 9:35 A.M. – Hosting the best young players in the league was the Bojangles Coliseum where the first media availability session was about to take place. The Mountain Dew Rising Stars is first major event of All-Star weekend and we were given the opportunity to see the players from Team U.S. and Team World up-close to field in questions. Rookie sensation Luka Dončić drew the biggest crowd of reporters from all over the world. Because it would be tough for me to ask the Slovenian a question, I decided to go to another podium where this year’s number on overall pick, Deandre Ayton was sitting. “Deandre! Who’s the toughest center you’ve played against so far in your rookie season?” I asked. “Uuuhhh… nobody. Not yet. All the centers I’ve played against so far haven’t really went at me yet. I think they were just playing though the rhythm and not really going at me,” replied Deandre. I saw another player drawing a huge crowd and realized it was Ben Simmons, who is currently my second favorite NBA player behind Blake Griffin. After waiting for a little while, I pounced on the opportunity to field in a question. “Ben, with the current Sixers lineup, what do you think are the weaknesses that you guys need to improve on so that you can win the championship this year?” The 6’10” point guard from Australia looked right at me and said, “Offense. Defense.” Honestly, I was a little bit disappointed because I was expecting a more thorough answer but I guess that’s how it is sometimes. These athletes are asked a million questions and it might be a struggle for them to stay consistent with regards to being accommodating to people. Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young and LA Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma were two other players I visited. With so many players on both rosters, it would be extremely difficult to get to converse with all. But, seeing them right in front of you and having an opportunity to talk to them was an amazing experience. 11:00 A.M. – All media had been requested by the organizers to clear the court so we could witness Team World practice for the night’s event. Even though I got a very short answer from Simmons, I still observed him. Watching him dribble the ball up the floor and make long strides to the basket for dunks was a sight to behold. He could even knock down three-pointers. 11:45 A.M. – It was now the turn of Team U.S. to take the floor for practice. Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum looked like they could be the best players on the squad but I was particularly looking at Young and his ability to shoot the ball and handle it exceptionally well. Kuzma was also taking every drill seriously. Just like he would the Rising Stars. 1:06 P.M. – After gathering content, TJ and I decided to have a late lunch at Denny’s. We looked at the schedule and realized that our next activity would not be happening until nine in the evening. More time to sleep, I thought. 2:23 P.M. – TJ dropped me and our luggage off at Springhill Suites, our hotel for the next three days. He left me there to check-in while he returned the rental car to the airport. But, as I went to the counter, I was told by the front desk that our room would not be available until 3:00 P.M.. That’s when I decided to look around. 2:45 P.M. – I went to the Hornets Fan Shop to look at the NBA All-Star merchandise and saw an interesting selection of hats, jerseys and all kinds of memorabilia. And then, I noticed a man carrying a box which contained a pair of Nike Adapt BBs, the shoes I tested last month in New York. I asked him where he got them and told me to check out the “Jordan pop-up shop” across the Spectrum Center. 2:55 P.M. – While walking on the street, I saw a long line outside a building. It turns out, this was where that man got his Nike Adapt BBs. It was a Foot Locker – House of Hoops pop-up shop which sold various sneakers that were scheduled to be released specifically during the NBA All-Star weekend. Because of my unforgettable experience in Manhattan, I decided to join the line for a chance to get my own pair of the most futuristic basketball shoes Nike has ever made. Thankfully, I was given a wristband with a number, allowing me to leave the line to check into the hotel. 3:15 P.M. – I checked into our hotel room and felt thankful that it had such a great location. Springhill Suites was right across the Spectrum Center, the venue of NBA All-Star weekend and of course, just down the block from the pop-up shop. As soon as TJ arrived, I left to resume my quest to buy the shoes. 4:46 P.M. – Finally, I was a proud owner of my very own Nike Adapt BB. I felt like my trip to the New York was given more meaning now. Also, I felt like this was one of the reasons my journey has taken me to Charlotte. But, there was still more work to be done. 8:30 P.M. – Less than an hour before tip-off of the Rising Stars game, TJ and I did a Facebook Live discussion right outside the Spectrum Center to update fans back at home about what has happened so far at the All-Star event and what we should look forward to. 8:55 P.M. – We couldn’t believe it. Our assigned seats were located high up in the bleachers. On the very last row. I was breathing heavily after making the climb up the arena. All of a sudden, the players looked more like ants compared to the giants that they were during our morning sessions with them. 10:54 P.M. – Team U.S. defeated Team World behind the 35 points and 6 rebounds of Kuzma, who was named MVP of the Rising Stars. Kuzma was also one of the easiest players to talk to among his peers. 11:05 P.M. – Just when I thought we were given a lot of access to the players, we were given more. There was another media session which commenced right after the game! 12:11 A.M. – Another thing the NBA is very generous with is food. TJ and I ended our long day at a restaurant and bar that the league booked for us international journalists. As we chomped down our food, we talked about how the NBA All-Star weekend would take a lot of our time from us, including our sleeping hours. TJ has been covering this annual event since 2011. He’s used to the grueling schedule. Me, I’m just soaking it all in. I have a few hours left before I have to get up and work again. As always, I’m going to try to have as much fun as possible. After all, it’s the NBA All-Star. It’s supposed to be fun......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 16th, 2019Related News

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GENEVA --- Swiss authorities are trumpeting the fact that more than 2,000 would-be hackers from around the world have taken up an invitation to try to find holes in Switzerland's groundbreaking online voting system --- and potentially earn tens of thousands of francs (dollars) if they succeed. The Federal Chancellery and Swiss regions, known as cantons, expressed satisfaction at the high response barely a week after launching a registration for IT experts to help crack a planned update to Switzerland's 15-year-old e-voting system. Among countries in Europe, only Estonia has a similar online voting program, a Swiss official said. As of Friday morning, more than 2,000 had been re...Keep on reading: Hackers flock to hunt for cracks in Swiss e-voting system.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 15th, 2019Related News

Trillanes: Ressa’s arrest exposes Duterte’s ‘despotic regime’

MANILA, Philippines --- The arrest of Rappler's chief executive Maria Ressa for cyberlibel proves President Rodrigo Duterte's "despotic regime," opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said Thursday.   "I strongly condemn Duterte's latest effort to persecute independent journalist, Maria Ressa. This move unmasks his despotic regime and his fear of accountability," Trillanes said in a statement.   Rappler and Ressa have been critical of the Duterte administration and its controversial policies.   With Ressa's arrest, the senator, who is a staunch critic of Duterte, urged the public to stand for press freedom.   "We must unite and stand for p...Keep on reading: Trillanes: Ressa’s arrest exposes Duterte’s ‘despotic regime’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 14th, 2019Related News

Google Maps rolling out update to help Manila cars on coding day

MANILA, Philippines – At the Google for Philippines event on Wednesday, February 13, Google announced an update to Google Maps that would help Metro Manila motorists who need to get around but fall under number coding on a given day. This number coding option on Google Maps will be available ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 13th, 2019Related News

May delay: UK PM asks lawmakers for more time on Brexit

    LONDON --- British Prime Minister Theresa May was urging restive lawmakers Tuesday to "hold their nerve" and give her more time to rework a divorce agreement with the European Union. With Brexit just 45 days away, May was due to update the House of Commons on the state of negotiations, a day earlier than planned to give lawmakers more time to "digest" the remarks before a series of votes on Thursday. Some lawmakers want to use those votes to impose conditions on May's government in an attempt to rule out a cliff-edge "no deal" Brexit and steer the U.K. toward a close relationship with the EU after Brexit. May is seeking to buy time. The prime minister'...Keep on reading: May delay: UK PM asks lawmakers for more time on Brexit.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 12th, 2019Related News

Choosing opposition bets in May? Panelo explains your vote

Remember how 11 million voters elected Antonio Trillanes IV to the Senate in 2007 to show their disgust for the controversy-hounded Arroyo administration? How much has the Philippine electorate changed since then? A lot, if Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo were to be believed.  At a Palace news briefing on ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

May to ask MPs for more time on Brexit talks

LONDON, United Kingdom – Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday, February 12, will plead with MPs to give her more time for talks with EU officials on her Brexit deal, telling them they must hold their nerve. May is set to update parliament on her latest meetings in Brussels and Dublin ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

Told of MRT ban on liquids, Chinese woman throws drink at Filipino police officer - ABS-CBN News

Told of MRT ban on liquids, Chinese woman throws drink at Filipino police officer ABS-CBN News MANILA (2nd UPDATE) - Police held a Chinese woman Saturday after throwing a cup of taho (soy bean custar.....»»

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Trillanes arrives in Duterte hometown to face libel cases - ABS-CBN News

Trillanes arrives in Duterte hometown to face libel cases ABS-CBN News MANILA - Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV arrived in Davao City Tuesday to face several libel cases filed against him by.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 10th, 2019Related News

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Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2019Related News

UPDATE: 9 dead in Pasay fire - The Manila Times Online

NINE persons died in a fire that hit a house in Pasay City early Thursday, authorities said. The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said remains of victims who belonged toREAD The post 9 dead in Pasay fi.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2019Related News

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Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2019Related News

DOH: Measles outbreak expands to other areas of Luzon, Visayas

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday, February 7, announced a measles outbreak in other areas in Luzon, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III made the announcement in a news briefing as he reiterated his appeal to the public to have children vaccinated ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2019Related News

Snapchat parent Snap lifted by quarterly update

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Snap shares surged on Tuesday, February 5, after it reported rising revenue, narrowing losses and a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 6th, 2019Related News

What to expect from Apple s iOS 13

MANILA, Philippines – Apple historically shows off iOS updates at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June of each year. While we’re still a few months away from the event, rumors have already surfaced of what features and changes we can expect to see in the latest software update codenamed ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 4th, 2019Related News

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By JUNE S. BLANCO REP. Erico Aristotle “Aris” Aumentado has exhorted the 2nd District mayors to update their respective Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUPs) – ensuring that these are aligned with the District Economic Master Plan (DEMP). Aumentado said the updated CLUPs must consider the development and progress of the towns in 10 to 20 […].....»»

Source: Boholnewsdaily BoholnewsdailyCategory: NewsFeb 4th, 2019Related News

Trillanes in Davao to face Paolo Duterte s libel case -

Trillanes in Davao to face Paolo Duterte's libel case Philippine Star Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has set foot in the bailiwick of President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday to face a libel suit filed by.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 3rd, 2019Related News

Paolo Duterte wants Trillanes bail canceled over trip abroad -

Paolo Duterte wants Trillanes' bail canceled over trip abroad Philippine Star Former Davao Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte moved for the cancelation of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV's bail and his arres.....»»

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