Diocese says bishop on Paolo Duterte’s list old, weak for destab efforts

The Diocese of San Pablo in Laguna appealed to the public to be cautious in posting on social media after one of its former bishops was tagged in Paolo Duterte’s controversial list of alleged destabilizers of his father’s administration. It said on Facebook that Bishop Leo Drona, whom Duterte claimed to be part of a […] The post Diocese says bishop on Paolo Duterte’s list old, weak for destab efforts appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopDec 11th, 2018Related News

PH passenger car sales to post mild recovery | The Manila Times Online

Passenger car sales in the Philippines could post a slight rebound next year but inflation and a weak peso will continue to dampen consumer spending, a Fitch Group unit saidREAD The post PH passenger.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2018Related News

PH passenger car sales to post ‘mild recovery’

Passenger car sales in the Philippines could post a slight rebound next year but inflation and a weak peso will continue to dampen consumer spending, a Fitch Group unit said…READ The post PH passenger car sales to post ‘mild recovery’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2018Related News

Fitch: ‘Unfavorable’ economic conditions to crimp Philippines car sales

“Unfavorable” macroeconomic conditions in the form of high interest rates, elevated inflation and a weak currency would likely weigh on the Philippines’ auto sales next year, a Fitch unit said, although a “mild recovery” may be ahead. Source link link: Fitch: ‘Unfavorable’ economic conditions to crimp Philippines' car sales.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 6th, 2018Related News

UAAP Finals: Too short, weak, slow Anton Asistio graduates as a champion

Anton Asistio was never a star Ateneo Blue Eagle. In his four years playing for the Ateneo de Manila University, he was never the type to rack up big shots, which can send the whole blue-and-white crowd to celebration. But in Asistio's last game as a Blue Eagle in UAAP Season 81, where they sealed back-to-back champion status against the University of the Philippines, he experienced what it was like to be given such immense attention. Ateneo supporters in the Araneta Coliseum chanted "A-sis-tio! A-sis-tio!" in honor of the graduating point guard. Ateneo crowd chanting "Asistio! Asistio!" #UAAPFinals — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) December 5, 2018 Anton Asistio graduates as a champion. #UAAPFinals — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) December 5, 2018 "Surreal. I was never the main guy pero nagkataon I'm the only one graduating so it was a wonderful experience. Parang sobrang naging emotional ako noon," he said. He may be basking in the glory of graduating as a champion in Season 81, but the path leading up to this beautiful exit was not pretty for the 5-foot-8 point guard. Moments after the championship festivities, he reflected about his very far from perfect UAAP career. "When I was first year and second year, I made it to the line-up and that was my dream ever since I was a kid. Pero it wasn't how I saw myself because I wasn't really playing," said one of Ateneo's homegrown talents who started playing as early as grade school. Due to being small and not much of a great ball handler, Asistio was a benchwarmer in his first two years. It became worse when he was relegated to Team B the next year. "And then my third year, I was sent down to Team B, but instead of seeing it as a downgrade, I looked at it as an opportunity, an opportunity to get better, kasi the fact that they sent me down means na may kulang pa ako as a player," he said. Come his fourth chance to play, the arrival of a foreigner Tab Baldwin as their new head coach, who had zero prejudices about the players, signalled new beginnings for Asistio. "Then lucky enough, in my fourth year a new head coach was appointed, si Coach Tab. And I knew it was another chance, so it was a clean slate for everyone. He's a foreigner, so he didn't really know anyone," he narrated. Baldwin took a chance on him and he delivered. "'He's too short, he's too weak, he's too slow, and he can't handle the ball.' And this is all true, and he knows it. And so at least I had to give him a fair shot and tell him those things. And so what did we end up with? We ended up with a guy who got in the weight room, changed his body, changed his mentality, continued to be a great shooter, became very dependable handling the ball, and also is one of our more dependable defensive players," shared the Ateneo mentor. "So of course, he's sitting here today as a graduating senior with all the laurels that he deserves because he worked his tail off to get them," credited Baldwin. Now, the short, weak, and slow point guard that hardly made a dent in Ateneo's past campaigns closed his UAAP career as a champion. From being a liability, he has turned himself into an asset defensively and most especially, offensively. In his last season, he posted averages of 7.6 points, 1.8 three pointers a game on a 43-percent shooting clip beyond the arc. This makes him the third best scorer of Ateneo this season. Interestingly, his last championship was won against his former coach who relegated him to the Team B, Bo Perasol. "Medyo nakakatawa lang na si Coach Bo pa nakalaban ko. Actually, thankful ako kay Coach Bo kasi kung hindi dahil sa kanya hindi ako magpepersevere. Naging motivation ko rin yun. I'm the kind of guy who when I'm going after something, I use everything that I can as motivation and I guess that is just one of them," he said.  Looking forward, Asistio eyes a spot in the PBA D-League or the MPBL to continue his basketball career. On top of that, he plans to also finish his Masters Degree in Communication in Ateneo. Five years ago, Asistio couldn’t even get his own minutes, then his own spot in the roster. But look at him now, he was given a grand exit of a two-time UAAP champion. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 6th, 2018Related News

AP column: Why it was special for Rahm to beat his hero, Tiger

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Three victories in three countries against fields large and small, strong and weak, couldn't make Jon Rahm's year any better. Nothing could top one win that offered no money, no world ranking points or even a trophy to call his own. He beat Tiger Woods in the Ryder Cup. "I don't think there's anything I can do in the game anytime soon that's going to mean more than that," Rahm said. When he spoke late Sunday afternoon after a four-shot victory in the Bahamas, the Masters was still 130 days away. That's the next major, and majors are the greatest achievement for any player. Rahm is no exception. But yes, that Ryder Cup was special. If his tears that Sunday at Le Golf National didn't show that, Rahm spoke for just over 4 minutes and used 638 words to explain. His year ended with Woods presenting him the trophy from the Hero World Challenge, but really that was the start of his story. As they looked at the trophy, where Woods' name first shows up in 2001, Rahm said Woods asked, "How old were you?" Rahm was 7. "I saw him win a great deal of events, grew up with a dream of someday beating him, and to do it on the Sunday or a Ryder Cup ... it was extremely special," he said. Seve Ballesteros inspired him, and still does. Woods motivated the 24-year-old Spaniard, as he did for so many other young players from Rahm's generation. He studied Woods, including a recent documentary for the British Open that helped on Sunday at Albany. "He said once he got in the lead, his goal was to never go back to the field, to have the field catch him," Rahm said. That wasn't the only film Rahm has watched. He says he probably has seen every video on Woods and Ballesteros that can be found on the internet. And that's probably how his fiancee learned the game. "She had no idea about golf, and I would just get the laptop and make her watch all the highlights of Tiger," Rahm said. "I've seen Tiger's final round at Pebble in 2000 about 150 times." And that brings him to Saturday night outside Paris. Europe had a 10-6 lead with Rahm contributing a point in his first Ryder Cup. "Kind of felt like I was letting the team down," he said. Rahm knew he would be in the No. 4 spot for Europe, and then the U.S. lineup was revealed. He was expecting to see Woods toward the back because that's where he had been the last two times he played, at No. 8 in Wales and No. 12 at Medinah. This time, Woods was at No. 4 against Rahm. "I'm like, 'Great.' To me, the greatest golfer of all time that I've been able to see, he just won at East Lake, he's 0-3, I was 0-2. I'm like, 'He really wants to win this, for sure, and I'm not playing my best.' So that was my first train of thought," Rahm said. He spent time that night and the next morning talking to his mental coach, European captain Thomas Bjorn and Tommy Fleetwood, who had experience playing Woods, including all three of Woods' losses that week. He thought about a strategy, which turned out to be the easy part. Woods doesn't make a lot of mistakes, so the Ryder Cup rookie better be close to flawless. The gallery was the largest on the course, and not because Rahm was playing. Turns out it was Woods who made the mistakes, with bogeys on the 13th and 14th holes to fall 2 down. Rahm missed a short putt on the 16th hole, giving him a 1-up lead with two to play. He responded with a shot into 5 feet on the 17th and a chance to close out his golfing idol. Rahm never lacks for emotions, and by now they were raging. His grandfather died on the Sunday of the PGA Championship and was on his mind. As he settled over the putt, he heard a Spanish voice in the gallery yell, "Do it for Seve!" Rahm could picture both of them watching and thought to himself, "There's no way them two are going to allow me to miss the putt." He dropped his putter and lost his mind when the putt went in. "It's all that feeling, right?" Rahm said. "I tried to stay as balanced as possible, I never got mad, even after missing the putt on 16. Making the putt to beat Tiger Woods, my all-time hero ... man, it was hard." He was screaming and hugging and forgot for a moment that Woods had walked across the green to congratulate him. "He came to me with a smile," Rahm said. "He said, 'Man, don't even worry, you played great.' And I started crying in front of Tiger. It was such an emotional moment." That's how much it meant to him, because that's how much Woods means to him......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 5th, 2018Related News

Pag-IBIG keen on keeping loan rates low, dividend payouts high

Despite high inflation and a weak peso, the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) or the Pag-IBIG Fund is confident it can still maintain the low interest rates it offers for home and cash loans......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceDec 2nd, 2018Related News

Murders of indigenous people fighting for forests hit record high

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Rampant corruption and weak laws are fueling attacks on indigenous people trying to protect their land, with murders more than doubling in five years to a record high, researchers said on Thursday. Traditional communities play a key role in managing forests and reducing climate change but, under growing pressure from […] The post Murders of indigenous people fighting for forests hit record high appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopNov 29th, 2018Related News

Grave crime, weak defense

This is a rare case of rape. Most of the time this crime is committed by persons who are not related to the victim. In this case however, rape was committed by no less than the father of the victim......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 28th, 2018Related News

From superstar to suspect: Carlos Ghosn s crazy week

TOKYO, Japan – When Carlos Ghosn's private Gulfstream jet touched down at Tokyo's Haneda Airport at around 4:35 pm on Monday, November 19, the millionaire auto tycoon had an unexpected welcoming committee: an elite unit of prosecutors. The weak winter sun had set moments before and the brightly lit interior ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 27th, 2018Related News

Lorenzana: Seas ours but PH military weak

  The country's highest ranking defense official stood his ground on the Philippine claim to the West Philippine Sea in the face of opposing claims from China, but admitted the Philippine military was too weak to muscle past the dispute.   In a chance interview in Quezon City on Saturday, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana stood firm that the West Philippine Sea is "still ours," as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and a 2016 ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague favoring the Philippines in the dispute.   "We're not giving up," Lorenzana said, when asked about the government's position on the dispute at the sideline...Keep on reading: Lorenzana: Seas ours but PH military weak.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 24th, 2018Related News

SC reminder: Weak drug cases will lead to acquittals

MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court means business. Incorrect police procedures in drug cases can lead to acquittals.  The High Court recently acquitted another drug convict, Francisco Señeres Jr of Taguig, who was previously sentenced to life imprisonment. Señeres may now walk out ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 22nd, 2018Related News

Starvation leaves Yemeni boy Ghazi too weak to cry | ABS-CBN News

TAEZ, Yemen - Skin and bones, 10-year-old Ghazi Saleh lies on a hospital bed in the southwestern Yemeni city of Taez barely breathing. He only weighs eight kilograms......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 21st, 2018Related News

GMA& rsquo;s profit falls by 15% to P1.97b on weak ad sales

GMA& rsquo;s profit falls by 15% to P1.97b on weak ad sales.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: FinanceNov 14th, 2018Related News

Vehicle sales slump continues

The Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association Inc. (TMA) saw continued sales decline by 13.3 percent in the January to October period from a year ago as demand for cars remained weak......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceNov 13th, 2018Related News

Sexual harassment? Amado Cruz too old, weak, says staff

MANILA, Philippines – A staff member of longtime Miss Earth pageant sponsor Amado Cruz denied sexual harassment claims made against her boss, saying he is too "old and weak." "Hindi magagawa ng amo ko 'yan eh (My boss would never do that)," said Jhana Bueno in an  interview with GMA News TV ......»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 12th, 2018Related News

BSP shuts down 12th bank this year

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) closed down a problematic bank in Quezon City, bringing to 12 the number of banks shuttered this year as the regulator continues to rid the industry of weak players......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceNov 10th, 2018Related News

JG Summit profit falls in Q3

JG Summit Holdings, Inc. saw its attributable profit drop by a fourth in the third quarter of 2018, as the weak peso weighed on its petrochemicals, food, and airline businesses......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsNov 9th, 2018Related News

Philippine economy grows slower in Q3

The Philippine economy expanded at a slower pace in the third quarter amid weak consumer spending and lackluster agriculture growth, the country’s statistics agency reported Thursday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceNov 8th, 2018Related News

Trade gap widens to $3.93 billion in Sept 2018

Philippine imports hit an all-time high in September while exports remained weak, bringing the trade deficit to $3.93 billion, the highest in nine months amid sustained purchase of capital goods needed for the government’s ambitious infrastructure program, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday, a day before the release of third quarter economic performance......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceNov 7th, 2018Related News