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At the wake of TD Amang: NDRRMC continues to assist people in affected areas

NDRRMC, Tuesday said that more than 1,500 families or close to 6,000 people were affected by Tropical Depression “Amang”, which has already weakened into LPA. At the wake of TD Amang: NDRRMC continues to assist people in affected areas The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), Tuesday said that more than 1,500 families… link: At the wake of TD Amang: NDRRMC continues to assist people in affected areas.....»»

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Philippines urged to shift to nuclear energy

A visiting American environmentalist is making the rounds, stirring in his wake renewed discussion on the benefits-vs-risks of using nuclear energy to generate cheaper electricity......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 22nd, 2019Related News

Israel confirms attacking Iran forces

JERUSALEM — In an extraordinary statement, the Israeli military confirmed early Monday that it attacked Iranian military targets in Syria, hours after carrying out a rare daylight air raid near the Damascus International Airport. The statement was issued hours after Israeli missile defenses intercepted an incoming missile over the Golan Heights in the wake of […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 22nd, 2019Related News

Duterte pays last respects to business tycoon Henry Sy Sr. – Manila Bulletin

Duterte pays last respects to business tycoon Henry Sy Sr.  Manila Bulletin President Duterte paid his last respects to Chinese-Filipino businessman Henry Sy Sr. during his visit to the latters wake late Sunday evening. Source link link: Duterte pays last respects to business tycoon Henry Sy Sr. – Manila Bulletin.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jan 21st, 2019Related News

Duterte visits Henry Sy wake

President Duterte paid his respects to the late retail tycoon Henry Sy Sr. last Sunday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2019Related News

Duterte visits Henry Sy Sr s wake

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte visited the wake of late tycoon Henry Sy Sr on Sunday, January 20. Duterte was joined by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, his spokesperson Salvador Panelo, and former aide Bong Go. Duterte was welcomed by Sy's children: SM Investments Corporation vice chairperson Teresita Sy Coson, SM Prime ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 20th, 2019Related News

PBA: Standhardinger on SMB: “When we play hard, it’s hard to beat us“

The real San Miguel finally showed up. After a shock loss to Columbian to start their 2019 Philippine Cup title defense, the Beermen recovered rather quickly, pummeling Brgy. Ginebra Sunday at the Big Dome. While San Miguel once again got a dose of good old NSD late in the fourth period, the Beermen were dominant almost throughout, leading by as many as 23 points. The shock loss to the Dyip didn’t necessarily serve as a wake up call for San Miguel according to forward Christian Standhardinger. It’s just that when the Beermen are playing at least just near to their full potential, they’re almost pretty impossible to stop. They played well enough Sunday and they took down one of their chief contenders to the title. “I don’t know about a wake up call,” Standhardinger, who led all scorers with 26 points, said after the game. “I’m just happy we played good today and we played hard. When we play hard, it’s hard to beat us,” he added. Now missing Alex Cabagnot and Terrence Romeo to injury, the Beermen still had more than enough star power to dominate. And when the remaining stars, which included him with guards Chris Ross and Marcio Lassiter, found their mark against the Gin Kings... well the result speaks for itself. “It was good, as you saw, everyone played hard,” Standhardinger said. “Like I said, when we go hard, it’s hard to stop us. But we do have to go hard everytime andd we have to adjust and sacrifice for the team,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 20th, 2019Related News

BREAKING: Henry Sy Sr. — PH’s richest man and philanthropist — passes away

MANILA, Philippines--Taipan Henry Sy Sr.,who rose from being a penniless Chinese immigrant to leading a multi-billion dollar business empire, passed away on Saturday, according to a member of the Sy family. Sy was 94 years old. "[He] passed away peacefully in his sleep early Saturday morning," according to a statement released by one of the conglomerate's officials, adding that the particulars of the retail magnate's wake and interment were still being worked out. RELATED STORY: The Henry Sy Playbook: 9 lessons from PH's richest man Sy had been the country's richest man for 11 years in a row, according to Forbes magazine, which estimates his net worth at $19 billion. H...Keep on reading: BREAKING: Henry Sy Sr. — PH’s richest man and philanthropist — passes away.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 19th, 2019Related News

Poe to LGUs: Use geohazard maps in disaster risk reduction planning

MANILA, Philippines---Senator Grace Poe called on local government units (LGUs) to maximize the use of the government's geohazard maps which could identify "danger zones" in the country to help lessen the impact of natural disasters. Poe made the statement in the wake of Tropical Depression "Usman," which hit the Bicol region and Samar provinces late last year and claimed more than 100 lives. READ: Landslides raise 'Usman' death toll to 126 "The hazard maps will be one of our guides to make our communities safe from the possible effects of landslides and flooding. Are the LGUs using them, are they aware of the maps and do they know how to use them?" Poe said in a statement Frida...Keep on reading: Poe to LGUs: Use geohazard maps in disaster risk reduction planning.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 18th, 2019Related News

Arsenal facing make-or-break 6 days

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press It's a six-day stretch that could make or break Arsenal's season and prompt renewed scrutiny into the machinations of a club that appears to have issues at every level. A home game against Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday, soon followed by the visit of Manchester United in the FA Cup. Lose both matches and Arsenal's bid for domestic silverware will be over for another season. Finishing in the top four of the league, and thereby qualifying for the Champions League, would also be highly unrealistic. And it won't even be February. It wasn't so long ago that Unai Emery was making a mockery of any fears he would struggle to oversee a smooth transition from Arsene Wenger's 22-year reign. The team was on a 22-match unbeaten run in all competitions. Emery's high-energy pressing game was working and the goals were flowing, even if there were some slight concerns about the defense. Tottenham, Arsenal's big rival, was trounced 4-2 in the North London derby. "We've got out Arsenal back," chanted gleeful Arsenal fans. Then came the slide. The first worrying signs came in a 3-2 loss at lowly Southampton on Dec. 16 that ended Arsenal's four-month unbeaten run. Then there was the elimination at the hands of Tottenham in the English League Cup quarterfinals, before a 5-1 mauling by Liverpool in the league at Anfield on Dec. 29 which revived memories of the defensive horror shows from the darkest days in the final years of the Wenger era. More recently, there was the timid 1-0 loss at West Ham on Saturday when Arsenal had two shots on target. If Arsenal loses to Chelsea, it will drop nine points adrift of the top four and probably into sixth place — the position it finished in Wenger's last year. Arsenal will be left relying on winning a cup competition — the FA Cup or, perhaps more likely, the Europa League — to salvage anything from its season. The problems won't end there. Mesut Ozil is the club's marquee and highest-earning player — reportedly getting 350,000 pounds a week ($450,000) — yet is regularly left out by Emery, just as he was against West Ham on Saturday. Ozil, a mercurial player with a languid approach, doesn't fit Emery's preferred style and so is proving to be a very expensive commodity. Another midfielder, Aaron Ramsey, has also been in and out of the team this season and is reportedly close to signing for Juventus. "At certain times, you have to provoke friction with footballers," Emery said this week, perhaps with a nod to his relationship with Ozil. "From that friction, you can get something more out of them, something from inside." Without its two most creative attacking midfielders, and with Henrikh Mkhitaryan currently injured, Arsenal lacks any playmaking ability or balance behind the two strikers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. Meanwhile, Emery's team has kept only three clean sheets in 22 league games. "There are times," Emery said, "when defensively we have not been very solid but we have still won because offensively we have created a lot of chances. So, at the moment, I am still leaning toward making sure the team doesn't lose what it has." Emery doesn't have the option of buying his way out of trouble. He said last week that there is no money available for permanent signings, only loans, with Arsenal having spent 70 million pounds on four players in the offseason and a club-record 56 million pounds on Aubameyang last January. In an attempt to formalize a structure to the technical staff above the manager, Arsenal created the positions of head of football relations (Raul Sanllehi joined from Barcelona) and head of recruitment (Sven Mislintat joined from Borussia Dortmund) in 2017. No way was Emery going to have the same power as Wenger. Yet sections of the British media are reporting this week that Mislintat is on his way out as part of a power struggle in the wake of the departure of chief executive Ivan Gazidis, who left for AC Milan in October. So, potential upheaval behind the scenes. No money to spend. Apparent rifts with key players. And a defensively suspect team that has lost four of its last eight games. It's a huge week coming up for Arsenal and Emery, for whom the enormity of the task in replacing Wenger might finally be sinking in......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 17th, 2019Related News

Trump says he will ‘devastate Turkey economically’ if it attacks Kurds -The Guardian

DONALD TRUMP has warned Turkey of economic devastation if it attacks Kurdish forces in the wake of the US troop pullout […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsJan 14th, 2019Related News

Champion coach Pamilar passes away

Multi-titled volleyball coach Nes Pamilar passed away Saturday morning. He was 52. Pamilar died of heart failure. He underwent a bypass operation November 2017 and returned to coaching after recovering. The amiable mentor steered Far Eastern University to its last UAAP women’s volleyball title back in Season 70 then led by ace spiker Rachel Ann Daquis. Pamilar also helped improve the volleyball program of Letran in the NCAA. He was the head coach of De La Salle University men’s team two years ago. Pamilar was the current head coach of San Beda University's men's team and called the shots for the Red Spikers last Tuesday in a five-set loss to San Sebastian College. He also handled various club teams including the successful Cagayan Valley Lady Rising Suns that ruled the defunct Shakey’s V-League twice and the Cagayan Friendship Games. He was the coach of Tacloban in the Premier Volleyball League. Details of his wake and internment are yet to be announced. He was survived by his wife and four children.      .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 12th, 2019Related News

Award-winning Filipino writer Tita Lacambra-Ayala, 88

Around midnight, January 11, US-based Filipino singer-songwriter Cynthia Ayala-Alexander posted on her Facebook page a terse statement: "10.37 ng gabi. My mother, the poet Tita Lacambra-Ayala, is gone. Paalam."   A few hours later, another of Lacambra-Ayala's musician offspring, her eldest son, singer-songwriter Joey Ayala, sounded joyful at the outpouring of messages he has been receiving from friends and others her mother's art had inspired. He asked for a little time to announce details of the wake and whatever tributes are being planned for her.   She turned 88 only last January 2. She died of pneumonia, according to an initial online report.   Bo...Keep on reading: Award-winning Filipino writer Tita Lacambra-Ayala, 88.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 10th, 2019Related News

Money supply picks up in November even as loan growth eases

MORE MONEY circulated in the economy in November last year, even as loan growth continued to ease in the wake of a fifth increase in benchmark interest rates by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) that month......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJan 8th, 2019Related News

Duterte visits wake of Surigao del Sur Gov. Pimentel Jr. | Inquirer News

Duterte visits wake of Surigao del Sur Gov. Pimentel Jr. INQUIRER.net President Rodrigo Duterte visited on Friday night the wake of the late Surigao del Sur Gov. Vicente Pimentel Jr......»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJan 8th, 2019Related News

Ex-Zamboanga Sibugay governor George Hofer dies at 80

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Former Zamboanga Sibugay governor George Hofer  died on Sunday morning, January 6, in Cebu City. He was 80 years old. In a statement, his daughter Zamboanga Sibugay 2nd District Representative Ann Hofer said her father's wake will first be held at Cosmopolitan Nivel ........»»

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

The cost of bullheadedness

Now known as one of the deadliest typhoons to hit the country, “Usman” rained over the holiday season and left a wake of deaths and damage to rival that of “Ompong.” The death toll is currently at 75, which may still rise, says the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). The disaster management […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 3rd, 2019Related News

Bulawanong Pagtulun-an

Life is better when you are happy, but life is best when other people are happy because of you! Be an inspiration, give peace, share your smile. *** Never ignore a person who loves you, cares for you, and misses you, because one day, you might wake up and realize, you lost the moon while counting the […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 1st, 2019Related News

PRRD Orders Filing of Raps Vs. Iloilo Solon, Mayor for Mauling

President Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año to file charges against Iloilo 1st district Rep. Richard Garin and his father, Guimbal, Iloilo mayor Oscar Garin for allegedly mauling a police officer. In an interview with reporters after visiting the wake of slain Ako Bicol party-list […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 31st, 2018Related News

Comelec control of Daraga seen; PRRD raises bounty vs solon s killers

LEGAZPI CITY (PIA) - President Rodrigo Duterte raised the reward for the capture of the killers of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe during his visit to the slain lawmaker's wake in Daraga town in Alba.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 30th, 2018Related News