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Creation of Taal Commission pushed

Lawmakers called yesterday for the creation of a commission or task force that would oversee the rehabilitation and recovery of areas in Batangas and Cavite affected by Taal Volcano’s eruption......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 19th, 2020

LIVE: Senate hearing on proposed Taal Commission

MANILA, Philippines – Nearly 3 weeks after Taal Volcano  started erupting, the Senate is now tackling the proposed creation of a Taal Commission. The proposed commission is modeled after the '90s-era Pinatubo Commission, which oversaw reconstruction and rehabilitation after Mount Pinatubo erupted in 1991 . Watch the hearing live on Rappler on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2020

Vilma Santos proposes creation of Taal Commission

Batangas Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto proposed the creation of a commission that would assist victims of Taal Volcano's eruption......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2020

UAAP welcomes creation of guidelines for resumption of training

By Kristel Satumbaga     The UAAP welcomes the decision of the Commission on Higher Education to create a technical working group that will craft the guidelines for the resumption of training for collegiate athletes. In a statement released Monday afternoon, the league said it is “committed to helping with this initiative as one of […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 8th, 2020

SEC pushes creation of entity for corporate debt papers

The Securities and Exchange Commission seeks to encourage the creation of new investment companies that will invest in corporate debt papers......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 25th, 2020

Librarians on the Philippines need for more libraries and librarians

The National Library of the Philippines last week pushed for the creation of public libraries in every local government unit before the House Committee on Basic Education and Culture......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

SEC OKs investment vehicles for corporate debt issuances

The Securities and Exchange Commission is paving the way for the creation of investment vehicles that would buy or invest in corporate debt papers of large and medium enterprises......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2020

Pro basketball, football clearance raises hope for volleyball

Commercial volleyball league stakeholders have high hopes that their activities will also resume soon following the government’s clearance for professional basketball and football leagues to start training. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in a press briefing on Friday announced that the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases gave the green light for the resumption of training for PBA and the Philippine Football League teams. The Philippine Sports Commission, Games and Amusement Board and the Department of Health drafted the guidelines for the resumption of training. Roque made no mention of volleyball in the announcement. The country’s second most popular sport next to basketball has no professional league. The Premier Volleyball League and the Philippine Superliga are both categorized as amateur or semi-professional along with the collegiate leagues including the UAAP and NCAA. “We’re preparing a request. Ang sinasabi kasi nila ay professional sports muna and sa amateurs parang wala pa eh but we’re working on it,” PVL organizer Sports Vision president Ricky Palou told ABS-CBN Sports. PSL president Dr. Ian Laurel expressed optimism that volleyball will follow suit. “Ang expectation natin ay susunod na tayo,” he said. “It’s a step in the right direction or signal that sports are being discussed in the IATF.” “That’s already a step in the right direction for us. Hindi naman mahalaga kung sino ang unang papayagan eh. Ang importante yung konsepto na yung sports eh kino-consider at napag-uusapan. Pero susunod na yan very optimistic ako,” added Laurel. While PBA and the PFL sought help from GAB, commercial leagues course their IATF request through the PSC.   “Kami ang PSC ang kailangan naming lapitan. Kapag amateur kasi PSC. What will happen is PSC will endorse it to IATF. Bahala na ang IATF kung papayag sila o hindi,” Palou said. In a separate request to the IATF last month, national sports association leaders from athletics, basketball, volleyball, football, rugby, gymnastics and karate crafted a one-month trial program for athletes to resume training under a strict health and safety protocol. The IATF has yet to decide on their requests aside from the clearance they gave to the PBA and the PFL. “We don’t know what they’re thinking on amateur sports eh kasi right now ang pinayagan lang ‘yung football and basketball professional league lang. Eh kami di naman kami pro, we’re amateurs so we’re going to PSC,” Palou said. PSL halted its ongoing Grand Prix last March at the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic while the PVL’s fourth season was supposed to begin last May but was pushed back because of the health crisis. Both leagues hope to resume activities once volleyball gets the go-signal from the IATF.   “We’re hoping [na mapayagan na rin ang volleyball]. They’ve already allowed football and basketball siguro naman there’s no reason why [volleyball should not be allowed to resume] as long we comply with what they want and we comply with their protocols. I don’t see why [volleyball] shouldn’t be allowed,” said Palou.     ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2020

PSC vows full support to Team PHI all the way to Tokyo Olympics

Aspiring and Olympic-bound athletes will continue to receive support from the Philippine Sports Commission despite the agency’s belt-tightening measures brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Philippines already has four qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which has been pushed back to next year, in pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena, male artistic gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo, national boxers Eumir Felix Marcial and Irish Magno before the lockdown. The PSC board has assured that the agency will support them for as long as they can, explaining that the investment of both the government and the athletes into their Olympic dream cannot be set aside just that easily. This the PSC assures the athletes despite around P1.3 billion of its funds redirected back to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to fund the country’s COVID-19 fight. By virtue of Republic Act 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, P596 million, and P773 million were realigned by the DBM from the sports agency’s National Sports Development Fund and the fund from the General Appropriations Act (GAA), respectively. Even with this unexpected development, the PSC will keep true to its promise to support the Filipino athletes Olympic bid. In fact, PSC Chairman William Ramirez is hoping to send more athletes to represent the country in the prestigious multi-sport event. “We will not waiver in our quest to fulfill the country’s Olympic dream and we are very hopeful that more athletes will be able to qualify once the situation gets better,” shared Ramirez. The sports agency is banking its hopes on 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz of weightlifting, four-time SEA Games champion Kiyomi Watanabe of judo, 2019 SEAG double-gold medal winner Margielyn Didal of skateboarding, multi-titled jin Pauline Lopez of taekwondo, and Junna Tsukii of karatedo among others. The budget cut has forced the sports agency to take belt-tightening measures in recent weeks, to be able to cover all commitments. “It’s a tough situation but we understand the priorities of the national government. We will do what we can to continue the support we give to our athletes especially those vying for an Olympic slot,” added Ramirez. Aside from financial support, the PSC also continues to provide online sports psychology consultations, virtual training sessions, nutrition, physiology, and conditioning webinars to athletes and coaches through PSC’s Medical Scientific Athletic Services (MSAS) and the Philippine Sports Institute (PSI)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 18th, 2020

Joint venture between DBP, Landbank pushed

The government economic team is pushing for the creation of a new government-owned and controlled corporation which will help private companies undergoing solvency issues due to the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Department of Finance......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

Business groups push more reform measures

Business groups on Monday pushed for more reform measures to attract foreign direct investments, ensure job creation and preserve sectors affected hard by the COVID-19 crisis......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 8th, 2020

Go bill to create medics pool for national emergencies

Sen. Bong Go pushed yesterday for the creation of a pool of medical and health-related professionals who will help the government respond during national emergencies......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 24th, 2020

PSC chairman Ramirez lauds lawmakers for PHI sports academy ratification

Philippine Sports Commission chairman Williams ‘Butch’ Ramirez lauded Congress and Senate’s act of ratifying the establishment of the National Academy of Sports. The sports official expressed excitement over the development which will boost the country’s sports grassroots program. “The Board is unanimous in saying that this is a welcome development,” Ramirez said in a statement. “Anything that supports the development of sports in the country is a boost to the country's efforts to build a deeper grassroots sports program that feeds our elite sports programs.” Ramirez also thanked both Houses for their work, support and recognizing the role of sports in national development.   “Congratulations and thank you to both houses for the great work they have invested in this,” he said. “Thank you for recognizing the role of sports in nat'l development thereby working towards providing opportunities for our talented and sports-inclined youth to hone their talents.” Lawmakers on Monday, ratified a bicameral conference committee report to establish the NSA. Both the House of Representatives and Senate reconciled differences in both chambers' proposals. The bicam agreement seeks the creation and establishment of NAS, which will institutionalize an educational system within the framework of a national sustainable sports program. Prior to its ratification, the bill has been pending in the Senate for about ten years. According to the bill, the NAS system shall offer, on full scholarship basis, a secondary education to natural-born Filipino citizens with considerable potential in sports. The curriculum shall be designed to take into consideration the education and special training needs of the student-athletes and provide them with a holistic quality education to enable them to excel in their respective sports and likewise pursue their chosen profession or career. The bill eyes the establishment of the academy's main campus at the existing New Clark City Sports Complex in Capas, Tarlac, which will be constructed by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 13th, 2020

PSC chief welcomes creation of NAS

The Philippine Sports Commission yesterday welcomed Congress’ ratification of the bicameral conference committee report that seeks the establishment of the National Academy for Sports, saying it will certainly uplift the country’s grassroots development program......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 13th, 2020

Congress, Senate ratify establishment of National Academy of Sports

Lawmakers have ratified a bicameral conference committee report to establish the National Academy of Sports. With this, the sports sector will get the much-needed boost as well as help to discover and develop world-class Filipino athletes. Both the House of Representatives and Senate reconciled differences in both chambers' proposals. The bicam agreement seeks the creation and establishment of NAS, which will institutionalize an educational system within the framework of a national sustainable sports program. Prior to its ratification, the bill has been pending in the Senate for about ten years. According to the bill, the NAS system shall offer, on full scholarship basis, secondary education to natural-born Filipino citizens with considerable potential in sports. The curriculum shall be designed to take into consideration the education and special training needs of the student-athletes and provide them with a holistic quality education to enable them to excel in their respective sports and likewise pursue their chosen profession or career. Senator Win Gatchalian, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture, headed the bicameral commitee. "Through the National Academy of Sports, we are institutionalizing mechanisms, fundamentals, and government support to instill excellence among our athletes, who are a source of both national pride and unity for our country. We want to support aspiring athletes at the earliest possible opportunities so we would look for those who have the potential and train them in world-class facilities," said Gatchalian. "We are also giving importance to how these aspiring athletes can achieve academic excellence while preparing them for stellar performances in the world stage," he added. Gatchalian also thanked the bill's co-authors and co-sponsors: Senators Sonny Angara, Bong Go, and Pia Cayetano for pushing the measure's passage. The bill eyes the establishment of the academy's main campus at the existing New Clark City Sports Complex in Capas, Tarlac, which will be constructed by the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). This will give the students priority access to facilities at the New Clark City Sports Complex. The proposal also mandates the organization of future nationally-funded regional high schools for sports. The NAS will be attached to the Department of Education (DepEd), in close coordination with the Philippine Sports Commission PSC). The incumbent Secretary will be the Chairperson of the academy's Board of Trustees. An Executive Director, as appointed by the DepEd Secretary, will head the NAS and will be responsible for the academy's administration and operation. The bill gives preference to an Executive Director who hails from the field of sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 11th, 2020

Ashen landscapes of the Philippines after Taal volcano eruption - in pictures

The eruption of Taal volcano near Manila spewed lava into the sky, leaving villages blanketed by heavy ash. The falling ash pushed aviation officials to temporarily shut down the capitals main airport.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2020

STATEMENT OF ABS-CBN ON OSG’S QUO WARRANTO PETITION: WE DID NOT VIOLATE THE LAW

The Office of the Solicitor General’s filing of a quo warranto case against ABS-CBN on alleged violations of its franchise appears to be an effort to shut down ABS-CBN to the serious prejudice of millions of Filipinos who rely on the network for news, entertainment and public service.   These allegations cited by the Office of the Solicitor General in his press statement are without merit. ABS-CBN complies with all pertinent laws governing its franchise and has secured all necessary government and regulatory approvals for its business operations.   (1)   All our broadcast offerings, including KBO, have received the necessary government and regulatory approvals and are not prohibited by our franchise.    (2)   ABS-CBN Holdings’ Philippine Deposit Receipts or PDRs were evaluated and approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Philippine Stock Exchange prior to its public offering. These are the same instruments used by other broadcast companies to raise capital for the improvement of services.   (3)   The ownership of ABS-CBN in ABS-CBN Convergence was undertaken under the same law and structures that have been utilized by other telecommunications companies. These are transfers that are approved under the Public Telecommunications Policy Act and are fully compliant with law.    We reiterate that everything we do is in accordance with the law. We did not violate the law. This case appears to be an attempt to deprive Filipinos of the services of ABS-CBN.   KBO remains one of the cheapest forms of entertainment that we can provide to the public. The capital we have raised from the PDRs has enabled us to provide services to nearly 90 percent of the Philippines and to our OFW’s all over the world. Our work with ABS-CBN Convergence supports the government policy of finding ways to bring down the cost of internet access.   The Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Executive Branch have assured the public that our franchise will be allowed to go through the proper renewal process in a fair manner. To that end, the filing of the quo warranto case is ill-timed given that Congress has already resumed its session.   We remain committed to our mission to serve the Filipino people especially at this time when millions of Filipinos rely on our services in delivering information such as the 2019 NCoV ARD, the developments in the Middle East, and updates on Taal Volcano situation as they relate to our countrymen.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

ING Bank: Twin storms, Taal eruption likely pushed up inflation in January

Consumer price growth likely picked up in January, a global bank said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2020

Voter registration sa Batangas, Cavite, tuloy na sa Lunes

Manila, Philippines – Tuloy na ang pagdaraos ng voter registration sa ilang lugar sa mga lalawigan ng Batangas at Cavite, na apektado ng pagputok ng Bulkang Taal kamakailan. Ayon kay Commission on Elections (Comelec) Spokesperson James Jimenez, nagpasya ang poll body na ipagpatuloy na ang pagdaraos ng pagtatala ng mga botante sa mga naturang lalawigan […] The post Voter registration sa Batangas, Cavite, tuloy na sa Lunes appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 30th, 2020

30 years of the PSC

On Jan. 24, the Philippine Sports Commission celebrated its 30th anniversary. Instead of hosting a grand party, the agency pitched in to help out with relief efforts for Taal Volcano eruption refugees......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 26th, 2020

Noble way to markmilestone at PSC

The Philippine Sports Commission yesterday made a meaningful celebration of its 30th founding anniversary by donating the money originally intended for a grand celebration to help relief operations for the victims of the Taal eruption......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2020