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EDITORIAL | Journalists who ‘serve the people’

Your newspaper continues to work for and hope that every journalist would grow and mature with the courage to pursue the Truth, to stand by the people’s individual and collective right to the Freedom of expression and information especially in these very trying times dominated by corruption, militarism and tyranny in government. Be among those Journalists who strive to ‘Serve The People.’.....»»

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Benguet schools need relocation, rehabilitation

Officials of the Department of Education-Benguet said that two public schools in Itogon town need urgent relocation while 36 others need immediate rehabilitation work after Typhoon Ompong ravaged Luzon in September......»»

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Trump sees California wildfire areas, consoles those harmed by shooting

PARADISE, California --- President Donald Trump on Saturday acknowledged Californians suffering from twin tragedies, walking through the ashes of a mobile home and RV park in a small northern town all but destroyed by deadly wildfires and privately consoling people grieving after a mass shooting at a popular college bar outside Los Angeles. "This has been a tough day when you look at all of the death from one place to the next," Trump said before flying back to Washington. Trump's visits to areas of Northern and Southern California in the aftermath of unprecedented wildfires that have killed more than 70 people gave him what he sought in flying coast to coast and back in a sing...Keep on reading: Trump sees California wildfire areas, consoles those harmed by shooting.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 9 hr. 25 min. ago Related News

Sison: Only Agcaoili may return to PH to meet with gov’t leaders

LUCENA CITY -- Without President Rodrigo Duterte's assurance on their safety and protection, the leaders of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) based overseas may cancel their scheduled return to the country to work for the possible resumption of the peace talks. Exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison said Sunday that NDFP chair Fidel Agcaoili will leave Utrecht, The Netherlands for his homecoming trip to the Philippines on Monday (Nov. 19) "if there will be no threats" of his possible arrest. "But Louie and Coni had already decided not to return to the Philippines due to threats of arrest from General Ao (Interior Secretary Edu...Keep on reading: Sison: Only Agcaoili may return to PH to meet with gov’t leaders.....»»

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Warriors Green out against Mavericks with sprained toe

DALLAS (AP) — Golden State’s Draymond Green will miss the game against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) with a recurrence of a right toe injury. It will be the second time in three games that Green has been sidelined. The volatile forward was suspended for a game by the team following a testy exchange with Kevin Durant at the end of regulation in an overtime loss at the Los Angeles Clippers. Green was suspended for the Warriors’ win at home against Atlanta before returning in a loss at Houston. Green has already missed two games with a right toe sprain after getting injured against Memphis on Nov. 5 (Nov. 6, PHL time). Golden State also will be without star guard Stephen Curry for the fifth straight game. Curry has a strained left groin......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports14 hr. 38 min. ago Related News

Old School Power Rankings 2018-19: Weeks 3 and 4

By Scott Wraight, NBA.com It was bound to happen, right? The King was never, ever going to give up his throne to anyone else. Period. Because of that, we had to separate him from the rest of the field and give out a new ranking: ATHO (All To His Own). So unless something crazy happens during the season -- or an injury -- No. 1 will have an asterisk of sorts. Now that the chase has opened up for everyone else, it should make for an interesting and intriguing run to the finish line, asterisk be damned. Notes: - Statistics are through games of Nov. 15 (Nov. 16, PHL time) - Any player who turns 32 during regular season can be added to rankings. - Check out previous rankings - Send comments to my email. If it's good -- and clean -- it may appear in a future column. Be sure to include your first name and city. ATHO. LeBron James (33), Los Angeles Lakers Previous rank: 1 Latest stats: 6 games, 27.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 6.2 apg Season stats: 27.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 7.2 apg Wednesday's (Thursday, PHL time) 44-point performance against the Trail Blazers was the one. That was the one that pushed the King into his own tier, his own neighborhood, his own ranking. He just refuses to make it fair for everyone else. That's how good he is. In addition to Wednesday's (Thursday, PHL time) superior effort, James has gone for 25 or more in eight of the last 10. _______________________________________________________________ 1. Marc Gasol (33), Memphis Grizzlies Previous rank: 4 Latest stats: 7 games, 16.4 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 4.6 apg Season stats: 15.9 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 4.1 apg After eclipsing 15 points in just three of the first six, Gasol has surpassed the mark in four straight, which included Wednesday's (Thursday, PHL time) effort in which he tied a career high with six three's. Of course the splits over the last seven left us puzzled. In four wins, Gasol went for 21.0 ppg, 9.8 rpg and 52.2 3PT%. In three losses: 10.3 ppg, 7.7 rpg and 0-for-8 from deep. 2. Chris Paul (33), Houston Rockets Previous rank: 3 Latest stats: 8 games, 16.0 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 7.1 apg Season stats: 17.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 7.5 apg We were ready to move Paul to the top of the list until Thursday's (Friday, PHL time) effort: 10 points (4-for-10 shooting) and seven assists against the Warriors. In two previous games, Paul managed 21 and 26 on 15-for-25 shooting. Of course four previous contests saw him combine for just 39 points on 15-for-47 (31.9) shooting. It's been a bit of a roller coaster ride in November. 3. LaMarcus Aldridge (33), San Antonio Spurs Previous rank: 2 Latest stats: 7 games, 14.1 ppg, 12.9 rpg, 1.6 apg Season stats: 17.4 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 2.4 apg He's scoring at home while rebounding on the road. In three home games, Aldridge went for 21.0 ppg and 9.3 rpg. In four road games, he averaged 9.0 ppg and 15.5 rpg. Aldridge has been hot and cold this month, failing to score in double figures in two of seven and scoring 20 or more just twice. One consistent has been the board work, grabbing 10 or more in five straight. 4. JJ Redick (34), Philadelphia 76ers Previous rank: 7 Latest stats: 7 games, 17.9 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 3.7 apg Season stats: 18.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.5 apg Redick is feeling it of late, pouring in 20 or more points and hitting at least three three-pointers in three consecutive games. Coincidentally, he's started the last three games after beginning the season on the bench. We've also taken notice of Redick's volume of long-range shots, making 3.0 treys a game and attempting 8.3 -- both career highs. 5. Lou Williams (32), LA Clippers Previous rank: Just missed Latest stats: 6 games, 21.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 5.7 apg Season stats: 19.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 4.1 apg Hello there, newbie. Williams, who just turned 32 on Oct. 27, sprints up the list on the strength of five games with 20 or more points -- all while averaging less than 30 minutes (29.4) per game. In fact, the only game he didn't go for 20, he added 10 assists. Digging deeper, the last time Williams failed to break double-figure scoring was Nov. 20, 2017. 6. Kyle Lowry (32), Toronto Raptors Previous rank: 5 Latest stats: 6 games, 13.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 10.0 apg Season stats: 16.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 10.7 apg Lowry, who finally saw his streak of games with 10-plus assists end at nine, has been a bit of a road warrior over the last handful of games. In his last three home games, he averaged 9.3 points, 8.7 assists and 40.0 FG%. In three road games, Lowry managed 18.0 points, 11.3 assists and 46.3 FG%. 7.  Wesley Matthews (32), Dallas Mavericks Previous rank: 6 Latest stats: 5 games, 12.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.4 apg Season stats: 16.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.4 apg After starting the season with six straight double-figure scoring games, Matthews has gone for 10 or more in just three of the last seven. He missed one game with a hamstring injury and had to leave Wednesday's (Thursday, PHL time) game after just 21 minutes with the same injury, so that'll skew the numbers a bit, which is why he only fell one spot. 8.  Taj Gibson (33), Minnesota Timberwolves Previous rank: NA Latest stats: 7 games, 12.4 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 1.9 apg Season stats: 11.3 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.4 apg Gibson started the season sluggishly, failing to score more than 13 points in any of the first 10 games. Since then, the gritty veteran has gone for 15 or more in three of the last five. Also in those first 10 games, Gibson managed to snag nine or more boards just once. He's done that three times in the last five contests. 9.  Dwight Howard (32), Washington Wizards Previous rank: NA Latest stats: 7 games, 12.6 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 0.4 apg Season stats: 12.6 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 0.4 apg After missing the first seven games of the season with a back injury, Howard is starting to get into a groove. In addition to scoring in double figures in four straight, he has snatched eight or more rebounds in five of the last six. His return to the lineup might also be a reason the Wizards have started to turn things around, winning four of their last six. 10. Goran Dragic (32), Miami Heat Previous rank: 9 Latest stats: 4 games, 16.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 4.5 apg Season stats: 17.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.8 apg The theme song from Facts of Life keeps running through my head: "You take the good, you take the bad ..." That rings very true with Dragic, who in his four games had three with 20 or more points and one with a goose egg on 0-for-7 shooting. Now, we won't pile on since we realize he missed a pair of games with a knee injury. Just missed the cut: Paul Millsap, JJ Barea, Dwyane Wade, Al Horford, Jeff Green The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports14 hr. 38 min. ago Related News

Portugal qualifies for finals, Italy earn positives in draw

By Daniella Matar, Associated Press MILAN (AP) — No Cristiano Ronaldo, no problem. Portugal drew with Italy 0-0 on Saturday to pick up the point it needed to qualify for the UEFA Nations League finals and confirm it as host of the first Final Four in June. Ronaldo is taking a break from the national team and wasn't present at San Siro, just as he wasn't in Portugal's first two Nations League matches — both of which they won. "There's a lot of satisfaction at having reached the final phase," Portugal coach Fernando Santos said. "It was a difficult match, much more than we thought it would be. When we had the ball it was difficult to build and that was merit to Italy and demerit to us. Italy had a great game." Poland has already been assured of finishing last in Group A3 and will be relegated to League B, and Italy will finish second. However, a year after Italian football's darkest moment, there are positive signs for the Azzurri. Italy dominated and had the better of the chances in front of a packed crowd in Milan but ended with a sixth successive home draw. The Azzurri have also scored only twice in four matches in the competition — but only conceded as many. "I don't think there's so many problems up front, it's a question of five centimeters here, 10 there," Italy coach Roberto Mancini said. The Azzurri almost took the lead as early as the fifth minute. Lorenzo Insigne unleashed a scorcher from distance which Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio did well to bat away, and Ciro Immobile fired the rebound over from point-blank range. There was a lot of good interplay from the hosts with crisp, efficient passing in the best performance seen by an Italy side in a long time. It was a far cry from Italy's last match at San Siro, when it drew with Sweden 0-0 last November and failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades. "Little by little we'll manage to sort out the attack, too," Mancini said. "Having so much possession in their half is something very significant. We're a step further ahead than we thought we'd be. We have to resolve this small problem (of scoring) but we will." The fans are also starting to fall back in love with the Azzurri, with 73,000 spectators at San Siro. LEAGUE B Sweden kept alive its hopes of promotion with a 1-0 victory at Turkey, which was relegated to League C. Andreas Granqvist netted the only goal with a second-half penalty after Okay Yokuslu brought down Marcus Berg. Sweden will be promoted on Tuesday if it beats Russia, which leads Group B2. LEAGUE C Scotland will win Group C1 if it beats Israel on Tuesday following a 4-0 victory over 10-man Albania in Tirana. Ryan Fraser scored his first international goal shortly before Albania captain Mergim Mavraj was sent off. Steven Fletcher doubled Scotland's tally from the penalty spot, and James Forrest netted a second-half double. Serbia beat Montenegro 2-1 despite Aleksandar Mitrovic missing a penalty and will win Group C4 if it beats Lithuania on Tuesday. Mitrovic scored Serbia's second, two minutes after Adem Ljajic opened the scoring, before chipping over from the spot. Lithuania lost 3-0 at Romania, which will go up if it beats Montenegro and Serbia fails to win. LEAGUE D Kosovo beat Malta 5-0 and Azerbaijan beat the Faroe Islands 2-0. The teams set up a winner-takes-all clash when they meet on Tuesday in Group D3, although a draw would be enough for Kosovo. The Nations League also offers a second chance to qualify for the European Championship in 2020. The 16 group winners in Leagues A, B, C and D — or the next best-placed teams who have not already qualified via the European qualifiers starting in March — will progress to the playoffs to compete for the last four qualifying places......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports14 hr. 38 min. ago Related News

Inquirer Lifestyle’s Best Desserts partners with Honestbee to take care of your sweet cravings

MANILA, Philippines - Craving for a cake, maybe a pastry or anything sweet, but you're in the middle of something and traffic is---as always---bad out there? Well, your craving is taken care of as Inquirer Lifestyle's Best Desserts partners with delivery app, Honestbee, to bring some of the best desserts on its list to your doorstep. The partnership has come in time for the holidays when desserts top the list of most gatherings. Honestbee takes the hassle out of driving through the busy, grid-locked streets by picking up and delivering your orders. This is sweetness combined with convenience. Almost 20 home-based bakers from the Inquirer Lifestyle's most-followed Best Desserts list...Keep on reading: Inquirer Lifestyle’s Best Desserts partners with Honestbee to take care of your sweet cravings.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 21 hr. 38 min. ago Related News

Cary Fukunaga, first Asian-American to direct 007 film, talks about ‘Bond 25’

  LOS ANGELES---Cary Joji Fukunaga, the first Asian-American to direct a 007 film (tentatively titled "Bond 25"), recalled watching his first movie featuring the Ian Fleming-created British secret service agent.   "The first Bond I ever saw was 'A View to a Kill' with Roger Moore," remembered the 41-year-old filmmaker, whose dad is Japanese-American while his mom is Swedish-American. He was born and raised in Northern California.   "The whole finale took place in the Bay Area, which is where I'm from. So to see my home on the big screen was really exciting. It made your own life seem larger than itself."   Head down   But the direct...Keep on reading: Cary Fukunaga, first Asian-American to direct 007 film, talks about ‘Bond 25’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 21 hr. 38 min. ago Related News

Ex-‘PBB’ housemate Cora Waddell: Having a baby doesn’t mean you can’t work

  "I still have bills to pay," said model-turned-actress Cora Waddell when the Inquirer asked whether she planned to quit show business now that she was infanticipating. "Just because you have a baby or choose love doesn't mean you can't work. That's crazy!"   Cora said she had no intention of laying low at work, even though she was already five months pregnant. "I hear this a lot. But working moms should be treated the same way. The way society is now, I feel that we're a lot more accepting of people being able to do many things at once," she said during the recent media gathering for her project, Jose Javier Reyes' "Recipe for Love."   She cited as example...Keep on reading: Ex-‘PBB’ housemate Cora Waddell: Having a baby doesn’t mean you can’t work.....»»

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Inflation and then some: Theories on UAAP Cheerdance Competition cash prize cuts

What makes cheerleading squads of the country’s biggest universities work so hard choreographing and rehearsing routines all year long? You could say it’s about school spirit and pride, pursuit for excellence in the sport and that prize money. Except this year, that last item should be a much smaller factor. The yearly UAAP Cheerdance Competition […] The post Inflation and then some: Theories on UAAP Cheerdance Competition cash prize cuts appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopNov 17th, 2018Related News

Lea Salonga, Regine Velasquez ‘promise’ to do a concert together

Lea Salonga and Regine Velasquez promised to one day do a concert together. A photo of the two top singers in Philippine show biz was shared in a Nov. 16 tweet by MJ Felipe. He wrote, "First time in one frame - Regine Velasquez and Lea Salonga. They promise to work and do one concert." Salonga recently came back to the country to watch the 15th anniversary concert of Jed Madela, which was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday, Nov. 16. The show also featured Velasquez, Madela's idol and reason for being a singer, as they both sang a duet for "Somewhere over the Rainbow." Though the tweet did not mention where Velasquez and Salonga met, they possibly saw each other...Keep on reading: Lea Salonga, Regine Velasquez ‘promise’ to do a concert together.....»»

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

10,000 teachers may lose jobs due to removal of Filipino, Panitikan

Removing Filipino and Panitikan as required subjects in college will potentially displace around 10,000 teachers and cause “problematic” changes in the country’s education curriculum, a Filipino language scholar said yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2018Related News

Manila suspends work, classes for Xi Jinping visit

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada yesterday ordered the suspension of classes at all levels and work in the city government’s offices on Nov. 20 during the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping......»»

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Estrada orders suspension of classes, work on state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping

MANILA Mayor Joseph Estrada ordered the suspension of classes and work in city government offices on Tuesday to “ensure public convenience” during the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping…READ The post Estrada orders suspension of classes, work on state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News

Duterte to skip last day of APEC summit

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will miss an entire day of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) events after deciding to fly home a day early from Papua New Guinea. Duterte was supposed to depart from Port Moresby, where APEC events are being held, late afternoon on Sunday, November 18. His ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News

Clippers edge Spurs for 3rd straight victory

By Beth Harris, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lou Williams hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 40 seconds remaining and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the San Antonio Spurs 116-111 on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) for their first three-game winning streak of the season. The Clippers improved to 7-1 at home after blowing leads of 14 points in the second quarter and 10 in the fourth. The Spurs were the third high-powered team in a row beaten by the Clippers, who edged Milwaukee and defending NBA champion Golden State in a pair of overtime wins. Williams led Los Angeles with 23 points off the bench. Danilo Gallinari added 19 points and Tobias Harris 18. Montrezl Harrell stole the ball from DeMar DeRozan in the corner and Gallinari got fouled at the other end. He made four straight free throws and Williams hit two to seal the win. DeRozan scored 34 points for the Spurs, who dropped their third in a row. Rudy Gay added 19 points off the bench. The Spurs tied it up 107-all on a pair of free throws by LaMarcus Aldridge, who had 16 rebounds. Williams pump-faked Bryn Forbes and let fly a three, having missed his two other attempts in the game. DeRozan scored on a drive to get the Spurs to 110-109, but they got no closer. Harrell scored the Clippers' first six points of the fourth to get them back to a double-digit lead, 96-86. DeRozan missed two free throws before Patty Mills and Marco Belinelli hit back-to-back three-pointers that closed the Spurs to 96-94. San Antonio got within one early in the third on basket by DeRozan. He twice scored to put them within two. But every time the Clippers answered to stay ahead, with their second unit scoring 10 of their final 12 points for a 91-84 lead after three. The Clippers opened the second quarter with a 15-2 run that produced their largest lead of 44-30. Harrell scored seven in a row. The Spurs answered with a 23-8 spurt, including 10 by DeRozan, to erase their 14-point deficit and give them a 53-52 lead. The Clippers got a pair of free throws by Gallinari to lead 61-60 going into halftime. TIP-INS Spurs: They fell to 2-5 on the road. ... They were outrebounded 50-45. ... F-C Pau Gasol missed his fifth straight game with a sore left foot. Clippers: Harris has at least 15 points in a career-best 14 straight games. ... They improved to 5-1 in their last six games at home against the Spurs. UP NEXT Spurs: Host Golden State on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). Clippers: At Brooklyn on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) to start a three-game Eastern swing......»»

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

Kim Porter, Diddy’s former longtime girlfriend, dies at 47

LOS ANGELES (AP) --- Kim Porter, Diddy's former longtime girlfriend and the mother of three of his children, has died at age 47, authorities said. Porter was found unresponsive Thursday at her Los Angeles home, where paramedics pronounced her dead. The cause was not immediately clear, and an autopsy will be performed, the LA County coroner's office said. Sean "Diddy" Combs and Porter, a former model and occasional actress from Georgia, were a couple on-and-off from 1994 until they split for good in 2007. Their children are a 20-year-old son, Christian, and 11-year-old twin daughters, D'Lila Star and Jessie James. Combs also has three other children from other relationships. ...Keep on reading: Kim Porter, Diddy’s former longtime girlfriend, dies at 47.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 16th, 2018Related News

David Hockney painting fetches record $90M at NYC auction

NEW YORK (AP) --- A painting by the British artist David Hockney fetched $90.3 million at Christie's on Thursday night, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at auction. Among his famous "pool paintings," ''Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" is considered one of his premier works. The previous record by a living artist was set by Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog", which sold for $58.4 million in 2013. The 1972 painting by Hockney, now 81, is "the holy grail of his paintings, from both the historical and the market perspectives," Alex Rotter, co-chairman of post-war and contemporary art at Christie's, said in September. He noted that it reflects both ...Keep on reading: David Hockney painting fetches record $90M at NYC auction.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 16th, 2018Related News

With Balangiga bells coming home, will Duterte visit US?

Following the return of the historic Balangiga bells to the Philippines, President Duterte might just consider going to the United States for an official visit, despite his being critical of America......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News