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Category: newsSource: manila_shimbun manila_shimbunNov 8th, 2019

Palace learns from Yolanda, tells Pinoys to be more resilient

Malacañang yesterday marked the sixth anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda with a renewed commitment to make communities more resilient to climate change......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 9th, 2019

Palace cites Yolanda responders

The government must continue to be relentless in creating safe, adaptive and resilient communities, said Panelo. #Yolanda6thanniv The post Palace cites Yolanda responders appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 9th, 2019

‘Kaibigan’ linemen sustain service to ECQ communities

Amid the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) imposed on Davao City to prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), AboitizPower unit Davao Light & Power Co. Kaibigans ensure that they will “keep the light on” for communities as they continue the distribution utility’s (DU’s) smooth operations. Davao Light, the country’s third-largest privately-owned DU, calls its […] The post ‘Kaibigan’ linemen sustain service to ECQ communities appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

UP Men s Basketball players stay fighting amidst COVID-19

The whole world of sports has come to a halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons Men’s Basketball Team (UP MBT) stay fighting. Every member of the team is optimistic that Filipinos and the Philippines will get through the difficult challenges they are facing and are staying positive in words and deeds. Fighting Maroons head coach Bo Perasol has reminded his players to put in the same heart and passion they show in the game into their response to the pandemic, encouraging them to practice teamwork and find ways to help those who are affected by the scourge of the coronavirus. “During these trying times, our “never give up” attitude on court should be evident in how we battle this pandemic together as a team. We are optimistic that we can bounce back and come out stronger. While we face our own personal battles, let’s not forget our fellow Filipinos who are greatly affected by this virus. Let’s do our share, no matter how big or small,” said Perasol. The ongoing Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) and the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) have prohibited sports-related mass gatherings like training, competitions and tournaments. Holed up in their respective homes, the Maroons still find ways to stay competitive and in shape, both physically and mentally. UAAP Season 82 team captain Noah Webb says they “try our best to stay in shape by doing our workouts at home since we can't go to the gym. Our coaches are always guiding us and giving us programs to follow. It’s also very important for us to stay mentally tough since this is a different opponent we are facing.” UP MBT team manager Atty. Agaton Uvero said it is also important for the team and the players to be resilient since a lot of things will change and new protocols will be implemented even after the ECQ is lifted. “Our primary concern will always be the safety of each and every one. But we will stay committed to keeping the team intact so we can still give our best performance with or without games in the near future,” Atty. Uvero said. He reiterated his gratitude to all the team’s fans, supporters, and sponsors who continue to support the Fighting Maroons and their various initiatives. “We will always stay thankful to our fans who never tire of supporting us whether we are in active competition or not. And we will always be indebted to our partners and sponsors -- Robinsons Retail Group, STATS Performance Apparel, Palawan Express Pera Padala, and PayMaya -- for remaining committed to the team despite difficult times like these. Their support and their various efforts to provide assistance and relief to the frontliners and those most affected by the ECQ inspire us and buoy up our spirits,” Atty. Uvero added.   UPMBT players and alumni along with various UP teams and organizations sprang to action soon after the ECQ was declared. They initiated efforts to provide frontliners with necessary items like personal protective equipment (PPEs) and meals. They also reached out to affected communities with rice and other daily necessities.   Among those who raised funds and donated in kind are Fighting Maroons Paul Desiderio, Jett Manuel, Ricci Rivero, Diego Dario, Kyles Lao, Jarrell Lim, Ibrahim Ouattara, Jaybie Mantilla, and the Gomez de Liaño brothers, Joe, Javi, and Juan. NowheretogobutUP Foundation, the UP College of Human Kinetics (CHK), and the Salamat PH Healthcare Heroes also conducted fundraisers to help the frontliners, stranded UP students and staff, and various communities.   “There is so much uncertainty right now and these are extremely difficult times for many Filipinos. That’s why this is the time to be one with our people as we all go through these hardships together. Let’s all do our share in helping one another. Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. The goal of resilience is to thrive,” said NowheretogobutUP Foundation founding chairman Renan Dalisay......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2020

IMF Calls on World to Make Green Recovery from Covid-19

Fiscal measures implemented by governments against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) need to be harmonized to combat climate change and ensure an environmentally sustainable recovery from the pandemic, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Wednesday. “If this recovery is to be sustainable – if our world is to become more resilient […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 1st, 2020

Instrument of compassion

For millennial music man Gemmo Berin, an entrepreneur dealing with distributing first-rate musical instruments, the current global health crisis calls for him to play the kind of music he’s truly familiar with, whether there’s a pandemic or not. That is, by reaching out to communities and, by his caring hands, randomly distribute relief goods to residents in need. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2020

LGUs urged to remove marketing window hours

  BY GENALYN KABILING   *   LOCAL government units are encouraged to implement a rotating schedule for communities in buying food and medicine to avoid overcrowding in essential stores, a Palace official said yesterday. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the Department of Interior and Local Government had asked local officials to remove the window […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsApr 20th, 2020

Duque has Duterte s trust and confidence for now — Palace

Roque said the Palace had nothing to do with the calls for Duque to step down from his post......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2020

Palace: We will rise from this tragedy

MALACAÑANG assured Filipinos that the country would rise from this tragedy. “The resurrection of Jesus Christ on the cross not only is the fulfilment of the promise of the Messiah that on the third day he will resurrect from his death in the cross, which is the cornerstone of Christianity, but it symbolises the truism […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 12th, 2020

Ateneo DReaM Team calls for donations

UAAP Season 82 host Ateneo de Manila University, through its Disaster Response and Management Team (DReaM Team), has been helping out the country’s heroic frontliners and vulnerable communities amid the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2020

Palace: Problems were there even before POGOs

The proliferation of POGOs has been linked to unlawful activities like tax evasion, money laundering, prostitution, bribery, and human trafficking, prompting calls for Duterte to suspend or shut down their operations......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 9th, 2020

Palace calls for calm, transparency amid new COVID-19 cases

President Duterte appealed yesterday for calm as the country reels from the confirmation of its first local transmission of the coronavirus disease 2019, with at least two confirmed cases recorded in two major business districts in the densely populated Metro Manila area......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 8th, 2020

Palace says calls to oust Duterte from office wont thrive - Philippine Canadian Inquirer

Palace says calls to oust Duterte from office won't thrive Philippine Canadian Inquirer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

Coronavirus seen to have minimal effect on remittances, Palace says

Based on historical data, OFW remittances, Nograles said, have been resilient even in the face of global downtrends......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

Palace calls for calm amid Philippines first confirmed novel coronavirus case

Malacañang said authorities are undertaking measures to prevent the spread of the disease......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 30th, 2020

Harvard, UST, KBP to award best student-produced content on disaster resilience

The following is a press release from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiatives Program on Resilient Communities. The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Program on Resilient Communities (HHI PRC) is partnering with the University of Santo Tomas (UST) and the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) to award outstanding media contents on disaster resilience produced ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2020

Anger and grief as Canada remembers Iran plane crash victims

TORONTO, Canada – Thousands of people attended vigils Sunday, January 12, in Canada for the 57 Canadian victims of the Ukrainian airliner crash in Iran , most of them from the Iranian community. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a memorial event in Edmonton that "this tragedy struck our Iranian-Canadian community, leaving cities like Edmonton ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2020

In appreciation: David Stern made the NBA what it is today

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press David Stern once predicted that the NBA would have a division in Europe within 10 years. A few years later, he said it again. And a few years after that, he said it yet again. It never happened. That was a rarity in Stern’s life and career. Usually, when he wanted something, he got it. He wanted the league to grow under his watch, and it did. He wanted the game to grow internationally, and it did. He wanted players to dress more professionally, and the pregame show in locker rooms now is akin to a fashion show. He was a basketball tour de force, doing it in suits and wing-tips instead of jerseys and sneakers, and unquestionably is why the league is so successful today. Stern died Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), nearly three weeks after a brain hemorrhage made the end inevitable. He was the NBA’s commissioner for exactly 30 years — from Feb. 1, 1984, through Feb. 1, 2014 — and turned a league that was having its biggest games shown on tape delay into the multibillion-dollar global juggernaut that it is today. “We all sit here and we have these jobs and we all owe a great deal and a great debt to him for making all of our lives better,” Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas said. “He truly was, and is, the father of what the NBA is now.” Thomas said those words on NBA TV — which, without Stern, probably wouldn’t exist. Stern began building the bridge that connected the NBA and China, which has been a mutually beneficial relationship financially and likely will remain that way once the rift that was born this fall over political differences calms down. He took the league from 23 to 30 teams. He championed the birth of the WNBA. “For those of us who have made a life from this league, words don’t do justice to what he meant,” NBA spokesman Tim Frank wrote on his personal Twitter account. “He was unique, brilliant, tough but maybe most importantly he stood by what he believed every time no matter the personal cost.” Stern never sought popularity. He seemed to embrace conflict. When a tough decision had to be made — vetoing the trade of Chris Paul, for example — he welcomed it and accepted the repercussions from whoever was going to complain. He also was the calm in the eye of storms, such as leading the support for Magic Johnson after the Los Angeles Lakers great retired in 1991 after being diagnosed with HIV. “When he first took over, the league was not as popular as it is now,” Hall of Famer Grant Hill said. “There were challenges. There were problems. And I think him coming in ... his vision, his leadership, he fought for the game of basketball. He fought for this league. He had a vision that this league could really transcend, that it could reach all people.” He was right, and his words carried enormous weight. Miami coach Erik Spoelstra remembers when the Portland Trail Blazers — his father, Jon Spoelstra, was a member of that team’s front office — drafted Arvydas Sabonis and Drazen Petrovic, international talents who might not have ever gotten to the NBA if not for Stern. Jon Spoelstra had a million of those stories for his son, telling him that Stern was “a brilliant visionary.” So when Erik Spoelstra became coach of the Heat in 2008, he found himself in a meeting with Stern and still acknowledges being intimidated. “But I went up to him and told him that, and just to let him know that there are a lot of people that really benefited from his vision and his leadership,” Spoelstra said. Stern also had the gift of being simultaneously gruff and gracious. He was acerbic and often acted like the smartest guy in the room, usually because he was the smartest guy in the room. He ruled with an iron fist. If you worked for the NBA, you worked for him and you were going to do things his way. That was his cover, anyway. He tried to hide that he had an enormous heart. When an NBA employee’s family member was diagnosed with brain cancer, Stern got word of it and had that relative in front of experts at renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center within hours after making a couple of calls. When staffers would accompany Stern on business trips, he’d act like a flight attendant, completely ignoring the fact that the private plane actually had a flight attendant. He’d ask his travel companions if they wanted anything, over and over. He morphed from boss to host on those trips. And when he got wind that another league employee desperately wanted to meet country singer Toby Keith, Stern found himself at an event with the recording star. He told Keith someone wanted to meet him, called the employee over and surely enjoyed how tongue-tied she was by the surprise encounter. There are tons of stories like those that will be told in the coming days. Most NBA players towered over him, of course, but Stern is unquestionably one of the league’s — and one of the game’s — absolute giants. “We owe him,” the National Basketball Players Association said. “And we will miss him.” ___ Tim Reynolds is a national basketball writer for The Associated Press. Write to him at treynolds@ap.org.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2020

EPL festive spirit in short supply amid anger over VAR calls

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Festive spirit was in short supply from video assistant referees in the Premier League on Saturday as three goals were ruled out for marginal offside calls, exacerbating frustration about the technology being used for the first time in England this season. On a day when Manchester United moved up to fifth place with a 2-0 win at Burnley and West Ham fired manager Manuel Pellegrini after a 2-1 home loss to Leicester, much of the debate in stadiums and on social media centered on disgruntlement at the forensic geometry being used to call on tight offside decisions - even if the correct calls were ultimately made. “If VAR was a manager, he’d have been sacked weeks ago,” former England captain Gary Lineker tweeted to his 7.5 million followers after Norwich striker Teemu Pukki had a goal disallowed for offside that required the VAR in a room outside London to apply lines and dots on the screen to judge. That came hours after Brighton defender Dan Burn was adjudged offside by a matter of millimeters before scoring in a 2-0 win over Bournemouth, and then Wilfried Zaha had the same call against him - or rather his armpit - after he set up Max Meyer's ‘goal’ for Crystal Palace in a 1-1 draw at Southampton. “This is nonsense and it’s damaging the spectacle,” tweeted Arlo White, who calls matches for NBC in the United States. Narrow offside calls, and the microscopic way they are judged, have been the most contentious part of the VAR system brought in this season. "It's small margins but those are the rules they're using. It's the procedure that they go on so it's either it is or it isn't, so there isn't much you can say,” Palace manager Roy Hodgson said. "I was never one to be banging the drum for VAR. But if the mass media want it, and the public want it, once again you have to be mature enough to accept it.” Rotation was rife Saturday as managers juggled their resources to deal with a second game in a 48-hour span for most teams during a hectic festive period that will see another match in the middle of next week. Not for Pellegrini, though, whose 18-month spell in charge of West Ham is over. SECOND-STRING LEICESTER Second-place Leicester made nine changes for the match against West Ham - Jamie Vardy, the league’s top scorer, was one of the stars missing after his wife gave birth - but still had enough to win at the Olympic Stadium in Pellegrini's last match with the Hammers. Kelechi Iheanacho and Demarai Gray scored for Leicester, either side of an equalizer by Pablo Fornals, as the visitors moved 10 points behind Liverpool having played two games more. After the game, West Ham announced Pellegrini had been fired, with co-chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan saying “a change is required to get the club back on track in line with our ambitions this season.” West Ham is just a point and a place above the relegation zone. UNITED ON THE RISE Anthony Martial picked up his third goal in two games to help Man United to a 2-0 win at Burnley as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team climbed to fifth, a point behind Chelsea. United profited from a defensive error by left-back Charlie Taylor as Andreas Pereira played in Martial to score in the 44th minute. The French forward also grabbed two goals in the win over Newcastle on Thursday and now has 10 goals in all competitions this season. Marcus Rashford added the second goal on the break deep into stoppage time. Chelsea plays its game in hand on United against Arsenal on Sunday. PROBLEMS FOR MOURINHO Known for coaching teams with well-organized defenses, Jose Mourinho hasn’t managed to sort out Tottenham’s error-prone back line. Mistakes led to both of Norwich’s goals at Carrow Road, with goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga letting a tame shot by Mario Vrancic in for the first and Serge Aurier scoring an own-goal for the second. Tottenham came from behind twice via a free kick by Christian Eriksen and a penalty by Harry Kane, and is two points behind fourth-place Chelsea having played a game more. ANCELOTTI EFFECT It’s two games and two wins for Carlo Ancelotti since taking charge of Everton. The second victory came at Newcastle, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring twice as Everton won 2-1. Watford had defender Adrian Mariappa sent off in the 57th minute but still beat Aston Villa 3-0 to move within three points of escaping the relegation zone. Villa is in third-to-last place, two points ahead of Watford, with Norwich last, a further three points adrift......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 29th, 2019

US Senate resolution vs De Lima detention tramples on sovereignty — Palace

Malacañang on Saturday expressed its “grave concern” on a recently approved United States Senate resolution that calls for the release of detained Sen. Leila de Lima......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2019