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Sinanglaw, Igado ng La Union ‘da best’

Nagkaroon kami ng back-to-back game sa bayan ng San Juan sa La Union last week......»»

Category: newsSource: abante abanteJan 14th, 2020

8 LSIs from La Union benefit from Hatid Tulong initiative

SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 8 (PIA) -- Eight Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) from La Union benefitted from the Hatid Tulong initiative of the government.On Sunday, the LSIs arrived by Partas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 10th, 2020

COVID-19 cash aid in Parañaque goes digital

The Parañaque government has tapped the Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) for the fast, convenient and accessible online disbursement of P200 million in assistance as part of the city’s efforts to help residents cope with the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 9th, 2020

DepEd-NEU lends hand amid pandemic

A group of non-teaching personnel will help the Department of Education (DepEd) in the distribution of learning materials to students under the agency’s “learning continuity program.” The DepEd National Employees’ Union (DepEd) — through its members nationwide — shall extend assistance such as the distribution of printed materials to barangays and homes of learners, among […] The post DepEd-NEU lends hand amid pandemic appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 8th, 2020

Manila chief inquest prosecutor gunned down in broad daylight

An independent tally of the National Union of Peoples’ lawyers showed that Senados is the 50th member of the Philippine Bar killed since the start of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 7th, 2020

LGU-Tubao records first COVID-19 case

TUBAO, La Union, July 5 (PIA) - The municipality of Tubao recorded its first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case on Saturday, July 4 after a 35-year-old male seafarer from Purok 1b of Amallapa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 5th, 2020

DPWH nagsagawa ng final inspection sa huling bahagi ng TPLEX

NAGSAGAWA ng final inspection si Public Works and Highways Sec. Mark Villar kanina bago buksan ang huling bahagi ng Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) na mula Pozorrubio, Pangasinan hanggang Rosario, La Union section. Binagtas nina Villar, mga opisyal ng DPWH at concessionaire na Private Infra Development Corporation (PDIC) ang 88.95 kilometrong expressway upang masiguro na handa […] The post DPWH nagsagawa ng final inspection sa huling bahagi ng TPLEX appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2020

‘Germany’s heart beats for Europe’

Gemeinsam. Europa wieder stark machen” (“Together for Europe’s Recovery“) is Germany’s motto for its Presidency of the Council of the European Union that runs from July 1 to December 31, 2020. In the rotating system of presidencies among the 27 member states, it’s for the 13th time that Germany is heading the Council of the EU......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Three Pelicans test positive for COVID-19

Pelicans general manager David Griffin says three New Orleans players have tested positive for COVID-19 and will be in self-isolation until testing shows they can return to team activities without infecting others. Griffin declined to identify the players, citing medical privacy laws. The positive tests occurred on June 23, the first day all members of the team were tested as part of the NBA’s plan to restart the season, which was suspended in mid-March. Griffin says the Pelicans have had no players test positive since. “The league has a system in place that was designed to catch these cases. That system worked and we’re just going to deal with it the best we can moving forward,” Griffin said. “The league is relying both on the CDC and their own medical experts and the players’ union medical experts on this, and we’re going to continue to follow those guidelines." When the Pelicans return to action on July 30 against Utah at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex outside of Orlando, Florida, they will be 3½ games out of the Western Conference’s final playoff spot with eight games left. Because of the NBA’s decision to base seeding on winning percentage, New Orleans and Sacramento also are effectively one game behind Portland for the ninth spot. This season, finishing ninth — as well as within four games of eighth — offers a “play-in” opportunity to qualify for the postseason by beating the eighth seed two straight times......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Maduro gives EU ambassador 72 hours to leave Venezuela

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Monday gave the head of the European Union mission in Caracas, Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, 72 hours to leave the country after the bloc announced sanctions against 11 Venezuelan officials......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

UnionBank builds Innovation Hub to further future-proof business

Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank), the country’s leading digital bank, is building an innovation hub to ensure continued efficient digital collaboration and learning as well as maximum resiliency in the event of disasters and crises......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

Nurses union calls for mass hiring as Cebu City grapples with COVID-19

Filipino Nurses United issued the statement Sunday as medical workers in Cebu City struggle to treat COVID-19 cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 28th, 2020

No paychecks for 11 big leaguers: advance larger than salary

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Grant Dayton will notice one glaring absence this season after he reports to the Atlanta Braves: his twice-a-month salary. He is among 11 major leaguers whose prorated pay for the abbreviated 60-game season amounts to less than the $286,500 advance already received by the 32-year-old left-hander. “It’s going to be weird not getting a paycheck,” he said Friday, “but we already got paid.” Dayton gave up the 6,776th and final home run of of last season's record total, to the New York Mets' Dominic Smith. To resume preparation for the new season he will drive Monday from his home in Winter Haven, Florida, to Atlanta with wife Cori, 2 1/2-year-old son Decker and nearly 6-month-old Nolan for Braves' workouts at Truist Park. After opening day was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Major League Baseball and the players’ association agreed March 26 to a deal that called for teams to advance $170 million in salaries over the first 60 days of the season. Others who won’t get paychecks because of lower prorated salaries are Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Jimmy Nelson and New York Yankees reliever Jonathan Holder ($277,778 each), Pittsburgh infielder Erik Gonzalez and Minnesota pitcher Matt Wisler ($268,519 apiece), Philadelphia catcher Andrew Knapp ($262,943), Chicago Cubs pitcher Jharel Cotton ($237,037), pitchers Collin McHugh of Boston, Ross Stripling of the Dodgers and Jesse Hahn of Kansas City ($222,222 each) and Milwaukee pitcher Freddy Peralta ($575,200). “My first reaction was, wow, if we don’t have any games this year, I’m going to get paid the same amount that Freddie Freeman’s getting paid, so that’s pretty cool,” Dayton said in a reference to his teammate, a four-time All-Star first baseman with a $22 million salary that was cut to about $8.15 million. “I knew that there was going to be a point that if we resume games, I wouldn't get paid. And I was OK with that because we still received significant amounts of money and we’re fine.” Each of the roughly 480 players with so-called “straight” contracts that call for a single salary received $286,500. The 769 players with “split” contracts that have a lower salary in the minor leagues — generally a younger group not yet eligible for arbitration — got either $16,500, $30,000 or $60,000, depending on their minor league pay level. Dayton, who has spent parts of three seasons in the majors, has a $655,000, one-year contract. His prorated salary for the short season will be $242,593, assuming the contagion does not cause more games to be canceled. The group won’t have to return any cash because the March deal states “in the event there is a 2020 championship season, any amounts advanced to individual players that cannot be recouped by clubs via payroll deduction during the 2020 season for any reason shall be reimbursed to clubs from the International Tax Fund at the conclusion of the 2020 season.” That tax fund is money collected from teams that exceeded their specified bonus pools to sign high-priced Latin American amateurs. “We’re blessed because we’re getting more money than the prorated amount,” Dayton said. Most of the group has relatively low salaries for arbitration-eligible players because of injuries that sidelined them and reduced their statistics. Nelson returned last June from shoulder surgery and was limited to three starts and seven relief appearances. McHugh missed September and the postseason with a sore right elbow and signed a deal with a $600,000 salary and $3.65 million in performance and roster bonuses. Cotton, Dayton, Hahn and Stripling all were interrupted by elbow surgery early in their careers, and Gonzalez missed more than half of last season after breaking his collarbone. Peralta has a low salary in 2020 as part of a $15.5 million, five-year contract he agreed to in March. Dayton was 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 14 relief appearances last year and is 1-3 with a 3.34 ERA in 68 big league games that included time with the Dodgers in 2016-17. He wonders how he will fare in arbitration next winter. “It's going to be a weird year and a short season, but I guess they’re going to have to treat it on paper like a real season, a championship season," he said. "And as far as contracts go in the future, they’re going to have to take the stats this year, which is kind of scary for a relief pitcher, to be honest because you have one bad game, it takes a whole year to get that back. The slow starters can't be slow starters anymore." Stripling, a financial adviser for B. Riley Wealth Management when he’s not playing baseball, negotiated a $2.1 million deal in January but was able to have $1.5 million designated as a signing bonus, which is protected and not reduced. Only the $600,000 specified as salary in the contract gets prorated. “It will be strange to receive no money or paychecks throughout the year,” he said. “I’m thankful for my background in finance, because I’m comfortable with my ability to budget. I do worry about the 10 other guys in my situation. Technically will be receiving zero income until next April. That’s a long time to budget ahead.” One option for players could be licensing money they are owed that had been retained for them by the union. “Our PA is offering a stipend of sorts for guys in similar situations,” Stripling said. “But I don’t know how much money or how often they can receive it. It also comes from our `war chest,′ which is money saved for salaries in case of a work stoppage in 2022. Most guys will try to avoid pulling money from that unless they are in dire situations.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 27th, 2020

Ken Tuffin out to make mom proud by making it to the PBA

For the next two months, Ken Tuffin will be showcasing his skills in the New Zealand National Basketball League. The Far Eastern University captain was a starter in his very first game for the Taranaki Mountainairs and had a solid showing of 10 points, four rebounds, and two steals. Whether or not he's in the first five, though, Tuffin vowed to just keep doing what he has always done - go all-out. "Coach puts us in different groups depending on the personnel so I think I started last time for matchup purposes. Whatever it is, I'm really thankful for them," he said in last Friday's The Prospects Pod. He then continued, "Obviously, I'll just take all opportunities and do the best I can to help the team." In the end, the Filipino-Kiwi's stint in New Zealand will help out the Tamaraws - the Tamaraws who will, no doubt, welcome back with open arms their 6-foot-4 forward who had just gotten valuable international experience. And in the end, Tuffin's time in Taranaki will only be a big boost for his first and foremost dream - the PBA. "The end goal is always to play professionally. I would love to play in the PBA, of course, because it would mean a lot to me as well as my family," he said. The 23-year-old traces his roots to La Union where his mother was born and bred as well as Pangasinan and Pampanga where his relatives now reside. "It would mean a lot to have someone from my mom's side to make it (to the PBA)," he said. "It would really make them proud to (experience) something like that. Definitely, that's one of my goals." Of course, Tuffin is taking it one step a time and his full focus is on the Mountainais now - with FEU and then the PBA Draft not that far behind. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 27th, 2020

16 out of 302 NBA players test positive for coronavirus

By The Associated Press The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association say 16 players tested positive for coronavirus in the first wave of mandatory tests done in preparation for the restart of the season. Those 16 players were part of a pool of 302 tested on Tuesday. Tests are continuing for all 22 teams that will be participating in the restart at the Disney campus near Orlando, Florida, next month. The player names were not disclosed; some, such as Malcolm Brogdon of Indiana and Sacramento teammates Jabari Parker and Alex Len have publicly acknowledged they have recently positive. That was a 5.3% rate of positive tests leaguewide. The league did not announce results of testing on staffers and other members of team travel parties, all of whom are also part of the mandatory testing program. The league and the union say that “any player who tested positive will remain in self-isolation until he satisfies public health protocols for discontinuing isolation and has been cleared by a physician.”  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020

NBA, NBPA say sparking social change will be goal of restart

NEW YORK  — The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association said Wednesday, June 24, 2020, that dealing with racial matters will be a shared goal during the resumed season. The league and union announced they will “take collective action to combat systemic racism and promote social justice” when the season restarts at the Disney […] The post NBA, NBPA say sparking social change will be goal of restart appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2020

Imbecile in the White House

Back in early 2020 when US President Donald Trump still acknowledged the coronavirus as a threat, he closed his country’s borders to travelers from China, where the pandemic started, then also barred visitors from the European Union, where the virus quickly spread......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 24th, 2020

Threats mount vs. Coca-Cola workers as union elections near

“In the five years that the union has existed, it has succeeded in the struggle for regularization when the workers went on strike in 2017, sorted out the union fund after the previous leadership left nothing, conducted multiple series of educational discussions to help the workers understand their rights, its leaders have studied how to best run the union in order to serve its workers, and advanced the struggle for livable wages and benefits through [Collective Bargaining Agreements].” The post Threats mount vs. Coca-Cola workers as union elections near appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2020

Philippines among top 10 countries worst for workers — group

Due to violations of labor rights, the Philippines is still included in the list of top 10 countries considered as worst for workers, based on the International Trade Union Confederation Global Rights Index for 2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2020

Philippines among 10 worst countries for workers in 2020

The 2020 Global Rights Index by the International Trade Union Confederation named the Philippines as among the top 10 dangerous places for workers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2020

Pilipinas kasali sa top 10 worst countries for workers

KABILANG ang Pilipinas sa top 10 worst countries for workers batay sa 2020 Global Rights Index na ipinalabas ng International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). At kinatigan ng Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) ang ulat ng ITUC. “When we consider the actual circumstances on the ground, the current state of labor relations […] The post Pilipinas kasali sa top 10 worst countries for workers appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2020