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Battle-scarred Marawi still suffering wounds of war

A woman walks in front of a toppled mosque at ground zero, or the main battle area, in Marawi City in the southern Philippines on May 23, 2017. Photo: Photo: AFP Forum/Girlie Linao........»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: News3 hr. 10 min. ago Related News

Man faces raps for verbal, emotional abuse of former live-in partner

A man was arrested for alleged emotional and verbal abuse of his former live-in partner, the San Juan City Police Station said on Friday. Police identified the suspect as Aaron Louise Arana, 24, a resident of Valenzuela Street in Barangay Batis in San Juan. The arrest order on Arana issued by the Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court ordered for violating the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act, or Republic Act No. 9262. According to court records, Arana used to live with his 22-year-old girlfriend in Mandaluyong. The woman accused Arana of abusing her, prompting her to end the relationship last June. Before the break-up, Arana allegedly shared nude photos of h...Keep on reading: Man faces raps for verbal, emotional abuse of former live-in partner.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 21 hr. 23 min. ago Related News

IS frees 6 hostages in exchange with Syrian government

BEIRUT --- The Islamic State group early Saturday released two women and four children they had been holding since July in the first part of an exchange with the Syrian government that will set free dozens of women related to members of the extremist group, opposition activists said. The women and children were among 30 people kidnapped by IS in the southern province of Sweida on July 25 when they carried out a raid that left at least 216 people dead. One woman died in IS custody while another was shot dead. In August, a 19-year-old man was also killed while in detention. The rare attacks in Sweida province, populated mainly by Syria's minority Druze, came amid a government off...Keep on reading: IS frees 6 hostages in exchange with Syrian government.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 21 hr. 23 min. ago Related News

Jennifer Laude docu on a roll

  PJ Raval's documentary "Call Her Ganda" is on a roll, winning awards in North America and Europe. The docu tackles the landmark case of Filipino trans woman Jennifer Laude, who was murdered by US marine Joseph Scott Pemberton in 2014.   Raval's acclaimed movie won the Jury Award for best documentary at the Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Florida on Oct. 13. Founded in 1990, the Tampa event is considered "one of the largest and longest-running [festivals] of its kind in the world."   The US-Philippine production was also the best documentary runner-up at the Out on Film: Atlanta's LGBT Film Festival in Georgia on Oct. 7. &nbs...Keep on reading: Jennifer Laude docu on a roll.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 21 hr. 23 min. ago Related News

Russian charged in US election meddling case

WASHINGTON — The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections. The criminal complaint against Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova alleges that Russians are using some of […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 20th, 2018Related News

School Of Thought

Once there was a woman who dreamt of slaying dragons. Every day, she would read tales of these adventures, reading so many stories that it felt like it was her reality......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 20th, 2018Related News

Outstanding rural women of WV

ILOILO CITY – Three outstanding rural women of Western Visayas were recognized during the Rural Women’s Day Celebration of the Department of Agriculture (DA)-6 on Oct. 18 at Punta Villa Resort and Convention Center, Iloilo City. Concepcion Carillo, 53, of Brgy. Cairohan, Bingawan, Iloilo is this year’s most outstanding rural woman of the region. Cited […] The post Outstanding rural women of WV appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 19th, 2018Related News

Woman Arrested for P1M Worth of Drugs in Negros

A woman was arrested by an implemented search warrant in Purok Malinawon, Brgy.Talay, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental last October 18, 2018. The suspect was identified as Jocelyn Villegas, 42 a resident of the said place. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Office (PDEA RO) 7 and Philippines Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU) Negros Oriental conducted the search […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsOct 19th, 2018Related News

Duterte says Sara maneuvered Alvarez ouster

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte himself said his eldest daughter Sara was behind the spectacular ouster  of former House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez last July. Sara's role was widely talked about by lawmakers but she herself never confirmed it.  "Be careful with that woman. She can oust even the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2018Related News

House candidate Gina Ortiz-Jones: A brown face in a blue wave

NEW YORK---If she wins against the Republican incumbent Will Hurd in Texas' 23rdcongressional district, Gina Ortiz-Jones will be the first congressperson of Philippine descent. In addition, she will not only be the first woman but also the first Iraq War veteran, and the first openly gay woman of color to represent that district. Her mother Victorina Ortiz embodies the American Dream. Hailing from the northern Luzon province of Pangasinan and a graduate of the state-run University of the Philippines at Diliman (the flagship campus of the state university), she came over and found work initially as a domestic helper. Now a high school teacher, she raised Gina and a younger daughter...Keep on reading: House candidate Gina Ortiz-Jones: A brown face in a blue wave.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 18th, 2018Related News

House candidate Gina Ortiz-Jones: A brown face in a blue wave

NEW YORK—If she wins against the Republican incumbent Will Hurd in Texas’ 23rdcongressional district, Gina Ortiz-Jones will be the first congressperson of Philippine descent. In addition, she will not only be the first woman but also the first Iraq War veteran, and the first openly gay woman of color to represent that district. Her mother… link: House candidate Gina Ortiz-Jones: A brown face in a blue wave.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 18th, 2018Related News

LEARNING ISLAM

A woman evacuee read aloud the Arabic prayer written in the wall of an unrecognized evacuation center inside a Madrasah school in Toril, Ubaldo Laya in Iligan City. The walls of the evacuation center are used for teaching children evacuees learn Arabic prayers.(Kath M. Cortez/davaotoday.com).....»»

Source: Davaotoday DavaotodayCategory: NewsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Ronaldo rape allegation moving on 2 legal tracks in Nevada

LAS VEGAS --- A lawsuit filed by a Nevada woman who claims Cristiano Ronaldo raped her nine years ago and paid her $375,000 in hush money has set in motion a two-track legal process in Las Vegas. One involves the lawsuit, which will proceed to a jury trial in civil court only if a state judge sides with attorneys for plaintiff Kathryn Mayorga on key procedural and statutory questions. The other track involves a police investigation that was recently reopened at the request of Mayorga, a former model and schoolteacher who alleges that one of the world's most famous athletes attacked her in the bedroom of his penthouse at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. At the end of the investigat...Keep on reading: Ronaldo rape allegation moving on 2 legal tracks in Nevada.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 17th, 2018Related News

Ronaldo rape allegation moving on 2 legal tracks in Nevada

By Ken Ritter, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a Nevada woman who claims Cristiano Ronaldo raped her nine years ago and paid her $375,000 in hush money has set in motion a two-track legal process in Las Vegas. One involves the lawsuit, which will proceed to a jury trial in civil court only if a state judge sides with attorneys for plaintiff Kathryn Mayorga on key procedural and statutory questions. The other track involves a police investigation that was recently reopened at the request of Mayorga, a former model and schoolteacher who alleges that one of the world's most famous athletes attacked her in the bedroom of his penthouse at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. At the end of the investigation, police will decide whether to recommend that prosecutors file criminal charges against the 33-year-old soccer star from Portugal who plays for the Italian club Juventus and his national team. He has had lucrative contracts with other clubs including Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United and Real Madrid. The Associated Press does not generally name people who say they are victims of sex crimes. Mayorga gave consent through her lawyers to make her name public. THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION Mayorga's attorneys say she underwent a medical exam to collect DNA evidence soon after the alleged attack in June 2009. But the investigation was ended because Las Vegas police said she only identified her attacker as a European soccer player — not by name — and did not say where the incident took place. The case was reopened in recent weeks at Mayorga's request. Her lawyers say she provided Ronaldo's name to detectives who interviewed her in 2009 and identified the location as the Palms Hotel and Casino. Police will turn over the results of the investigation to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson to decide whether to file criminal charges. A jury of 12 people would have to reach a unanimous verdict of guilt for a conviction on a felony sexual assault charge that could bring a sentence ranging from 10 years to life in state prison, depending on whether the jury decides if Mayorga suffered substantial bodily injury. Police have refused to release documents about the case. Officer Aden OcampoGomez, a police department spokesman, said Tuesday he could not comment about an ongoing investigation. THE LAWSUIT Ronaldo's attorneys have not yet responded to the lawsuit filed by Mayorga on Sept. 27 in Clark County District Court. William Terry, a veteran Nevada criminal defense attorney not connected with the case, predicted that Ronaldo's legal team will ask the judge to dismiss the lawsuit before they reply to its claims. "There will be a ton of issues to decide long before the case gets to a jury," Terry said after reviewing the lawsuit and statements by attorneys at the request of The Associated Press. "I think the whole complaint is vulnerable to dismissal." Before the lawsuit could go to trial, Judge Adriana Escobar would have to decide if too much time has passed since the alleged attack; whether Ronaldo or Mayorga violated a 2010 non-disclosure agreement that requires Mayorga to keep quiet about an encounter that Ronaldo's lawyers say was consensual; and whether documents cited in European news stories about the case are authentic. Mayorga's attorneys want to void the non-disclosure pact. The lawsuit claims Ronaldo used "fixers" to pressure Mayorga to sign. It also accuses Ronaldo or people working for him of conspiracy, coercion and fraud, defamation, battery, breach of contract and negligence for allowing details of the confidential settlement to become public in European publications. If the lawsuit gets to trial, a jury of as many as eight people would be asked to reach a majority decision based on a preponderance of evidence or the probable truth or accuracy of the allegations. That is a less-stringent standard than a criminal case. If jurors find in favor of Mayorga, they would be asked to consider possible monetary damages. Mayorga is seeking an unspecified amount greater than $200,000. TIMING OF THE CLAIMS Leslie Mark Stovall, a lawyer for Mayorga, has acknowledged that plaintiffs in personal injury cases in Nevada usually have two years to file a civil lawsuit. However, he says a psychiatrist diagnosed Mayorga this year with post-traumatic stress and depression "caused by Cristiano Ronaldo's sexual assault in 2009." As a result, the attorney says, Mayorga was not emotionally or legally competent to enter the non-disclosure agreement nine years ago. "We believe that we have the factual basis to ask the court to set aside the agreement so that we can litigate her original damages," the attorney said. In the police case, veteran prosecutors, defense attorneys and law professor Eve Hanan at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, agreed that the state could bring criminal charges despite the passage of time because Mayorga filed a police report. "There is no statute of limitations if there is a valid police report," attorney Tom Pitaro said......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 17th, 2018Related News

2018-19 NBA referees: By the Numbers

NBA press release NEW YORK – Sixty-five referees will compose the NBA officiating staff for the 2018-19 season.  Below are some numbers and tidbits pertaining to this season’s NBA officials. On The Court · 33 – Ken Mauer is entering his 33rd season as an NBA referee, the most for any current official.  He is followed by Ron Garretson, who begins his 32nd season. · 1,904/238 – Garretson has called 1,904 regular-season games and 238 playoff games, the most of any current official in each category. · 1,408 – Monty McCutchen worked 1,408 regular-season games – along with 169 playoff games (including 16 NBA Finals games) – before stepping off the court last season to oversee day-to-day management and on-court performance of all officials as Vice President, Head of Referee Development and Training. · 20 – Mike Callahan leads active referees with 20 NBA Finals games officiated, followed by Mauer with 19 and Scott Foster with 18. · 37/27 – 37 of the 65 officials (57%) have at least 10 years of experience, while 27 of the 65 (42%) have 15 or more years of experience. · 75.4 – 49 of the 65 referees (75.4%) have worked in the G League. · 33.8 – 22 of the 65 referees (33.8%) have WNBA officiating experience. Off The Court · 3,600 – Senior Vice President and Head of Referee Operations Michelle Johnson logged more than 3,600 flight hours as a pilot for the United States Air Force during her 36-year career. The former three-star general was the 19th Superintendent at the U.S. Air Force Academy, where she was a graduate and the first woman inducted into the Air Force Sports Hall of Fame after a stellar basketball career for the Falcons. · 1987 – President of League Operations Byron Spruell was an offensive lineman and co-captain of the 1987 Notre Dame football team helping future Pro Football Hall of Famer Tim Brown win the Heisman Trophy that season. · 1977 – Mauer earned All-Big Ten honors in 1977 for the University of Minnesota’s baseball team, helping lead the Golden Gophers to the College World Series alongside future Baseball Hall of Famer Paul Molitor. · 87 – NBA official Eric Dalen wore No. 87 as a two-time letterman at tight end for the University of Minnesota. · 12 – NBA official Leroy Richardson spent 12 years in the United States Navy (1982-94), serving as a surface warfare specialist and underwater sea surveillance specialist. · 9 – Historically Black Colleges and Universities are represented by nine referees: Bennie Adams (Southern University); Tony Brown (Clark Atlanta University); Derrick Collins (Xavier University in New Orleans); Sean Corbin (Coppin State University); Courtney Kirkland (Southern University); Karl Lane (Philander Smith College); Eric Lewis (Bethune Cookman College); CJ Washington (Southern University); and Tom Washington (Norfolk State University). · 7 – The NBA referee roster features seven officials who have earned advanced degrees: Adams (MS, Southern University, 1993); Brent Barnaky (JD, Nova Southeastern Law School, 2001); Kevin Cutler (MS, Cal State Dominguez Hills, 2005); Tyler Ford (MA, Ball State University, 2009); Lauren Holtkamp (MS, Drury University, 2004; MDV, Emory University, 2010); Kevin Scott (MS, Georgia Southern University, 2002); and Sean Wright (MBA, University of Mobile, 1996). · 4 – This year’s staff features four second-generation NBA referees: James Capers, the son of former NBA referee James Capers, Sr.; JB DeRosa, the son of former official Joe DeRosa; Brian Forte, the son of Joe Forte; and Garretson, the son of former NBA official Darell Garretson. · 4 – Four referees – Derek Richardson, Leroy Richardson, Wright and Zach Zarba – were born in New York City, the most for any major U.S. city.  New Orleans and Miami have produced three referees each. · 3 – Three officials have served in the U.S. military, including Matt Boland (Connecticut National Guard), Rodney Mott (U.S. Navy) and Leroy Richards (U.S. Navy). In addition, NBA Senior Vice President and Head of Referee Operations Michelle Johnson is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. · 2 – Two referees were born in Eastern Europe: Marat Kogut (Kiev, Ukraine) and Gediminas Petraitis (Kaunas, Lithuania). · 2 – This year’s officiating staff includes two sets of referees with family ties.  Lauren Holtkamp and Jonathan Sterling are married to each other, while Jacyn and John Goble are the only brothers officiating this season......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 16th, 2018Related News

GMA casts woman in transgender role in its new afternoon drama

GMA NETWORK embarks on a journey of love and identity with its newest afternoon drama, Asawa Ko, Karibal Ko, which tells the story of a scorned wife whose rival in love is her transgender ex-husband. The post GMA casts woman in transgender role in its new afternoon drama appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsOct 15th, 2018Related News

Re-burial of 10-year-old remains deferred

By: Felipe V. Celino ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The re-interment of the remains of a 74-year-old woman, who was buried ten years ago but remains intact, has been postponed. According to Suzette Dorado, they temporarily deferred the re-interment of her mother Griselda because many people visited the remains at the De Jesus Memorial Home on Roxas […] The post Re-burial of 10-year-old remains deferred appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 14th, 2018Related News

Chicago protest targets Trump s anti-woman agenda

CHICAGO, USA – Women angered by the bitter fight over a US Supreme Court nominee and what they called the "anti-woman agenda" of the Trump administration headed into the streets of Chicago on Saturday, October 13, in a display of political might. The rally, organized by Women's March Chicago, was designed to spotlight ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 14th, 2018Related News

Thousands march in Chicago against Trump’s ‘anti-woman agenda’

CHICAGO -- Thousands of people made their disdain for President Donald Trump heard Saturday at a rally and march in Chicago aimed at galvanizing support for Democrats in the upcoming November midterm elections. A giant "Baby Trump" flew over the crowd. Trump was depicted as "El Diablo" on a high-flying flag. Demonstrators waved "Vote Blue" banners -- the message was unmistakable. Angered by the bitter fight over new US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and what they called the "anti-woman agenda" of the Trump administration and the Republican Party, women -- and men -- descended on the Windy City's picturesque Grant Park. The "March to the Polls" event -- which began in ...Keep on reading: Thousands march in Chicago against Trump’s ‘anti-woman agenda’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 14th, 2018Related News

Cash reward given to 3 witnesses for suspect’s arrest

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 13 Oct) — Mayor Joseph Evangelista on Friday handed over the P100,000 reward money to three witnesses whose testimonies led to the arrest of the primary suspect in the killing last month of a 21-year old woman. Two of the three witnesses are minors. Each of the three received P33,333.33 from Evangelista […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 13th, 2018Related News