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Mass send-off of LSIs continue today

CALOOCAN CITY, July 5 (PIA) --The mass send-off of Locally-Stranded Individuals will continue today, 05 July 2020, for LSIs going to Luzon and Visayas destinations.Yesterday, thousands of LS.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: News4 hr. 13 min. ago Related News

COA: P80M funds for various Bantayan projects ‘unutilized’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — State auditors are now requesting local government officials of Bantayan town in northern Cebu to address around P80 million worth of unutilized funds intended for multiple projects. The Commission on Audit (COA), in their annual audit report for the fiscal year 2019 for Bantayan, found out that a total of P80,347,316.33 […] The post COA: P80M funds for various Bantayan projects ‘unutilized’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News4 hr. 56 min. ago Related News

GAB: Semi-pro leagues need backing of a government agency for practice resumption

For “semi-pro” leagues like Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League, Premier Volleyball League and Philippine Superliga to be allowed to resume practices, it must have a government agency to vouch for them just like what the Games and Amusement Board did for pro basketball, football and boxing......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports5 hr. 13 min. ago Related News

CHR reminds government of vow to uphold rights amid Anti-Terrorism Law

"With the law’s passage, CHR will hold on to the government’s commitment, alongside the sponsors and advocates of this law, that human rights will be upheld at all cost.".....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News5 hr. 56 min. ago Related News

Paul Lee reminds fellow Tondo pride RK Ilagan to prioritize Baste

RK Ilagan is the deadliest gunner in all of college today. The pint-sized point guard is a threat from anywhere and everywhere and can put all of San Sebastian College-Recoletos on his shoulders. Now heading into his fifth and final year however, one dark cloud still hangs over his head. "One week before ng NCAA, naglaro ako ng ligang-labas, pero 'di ko po alam nun na kapag napasa na yung requirements, bawal na po pala yun," he said in The Prospects Pod last Friday. "Nakakaapanghinayang po talaga yung time na yun kasi magpapa-draft na dapat si Michael Calisaan nun tapos, kumbaga, nasama ko po siya sa ilalim." In NCAA 93, Ilagan was put under investigation by the league’s management committee for playing in a commercial league and was ultimately suspended for three games. As per league rules, a player is not allowed to see action in any other league during the season without the permission of his school. At the same time, the Golden Stags were forced to forfeit the two wins he had seen action in. When the elimination round ended, Baste found itself on the outside looking into the playoff picture - and that's how Calisaan's collegiate career came to a close. That cannot happen again - and it should not have even happened in the first place. "Bawas-bawasan mo muna yung pagliligang-labas mo," Paul Lee told Ilagan later in the episode. "I mean, hindi naman masama kasi nanggaling din ako dun, pero nung last year ko sa UAAP, I stopped playing sa ligang labas so mas na-priority ko yung UE." The two are both proud products of Tondo. As such, Lee knows Ilagan full well - just as much as he knows ligang-labas full well. And the former said that all that extra action makes it hard for a player to be at full strength. "Sobrang importante ng pahinga sa katawan. Kasi isipin mo, kunwari may laro ka ng umaga sa (PBA) D-League tapos may ligang-labas ka sa gabi," he shared. He then continued, "For sure, alam mo naman anong oras natatapos yun so wala kang pahinga para kinabukasan." As Ilagan enters his last year in college, though, the "Angas ng Tondo" reminded him to put his full focus on San Sebastian. As he put it, "Kung gusto mo talagang makamit yung dream mong maging player sa PBA, alamin mo yung priorities mo. Practice sa umaga, pahinga sa gabi, tapos marami pa rin namang pwedeng gawin like extra work." He then continued, "Priorities lang. Yung ligang-labas, hindi mawawala yan. Minsan nga, kapag dumating ka na sa posisyon ko, sa posisyon ni Kiefer [Ravena], mag-jumpball ka lang, babayaran ka na e." Sooner than later, Tondo may very send yet another great guard to the PBA - and Paul Lee is making sure that happens. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports8 hr. 56 min. ago Related News

Fire and desire define Manileno ballers, says Angas ng Tondo

The love for the game is, of course, the common denominator among basketball players. Nobody does it better, however, than those born and bred in Manila - if Paul Lee is to be believed. "Grabe talaga yung passion tsaka yung competitiveness namin," he said in a surprise appearance in The Prospects Pod last Friday. "Kahit ice-tubig lang yung pustahan, talagang bugbugan na e. Kapag umasenso ka, Pop Cola o Coke para lang mas ganahan maglaro lahat." Lee, also known as the "Angas ng Tondo," balled out in the country's capital before showcasing his skills in San Sebastian College-Recoletos, University of the East, Rain or Shine, Magnolia, and Gilas Pilipinas. From then to now, he is nothing but proud of his roots. For "The Lethal Weapon," growing up in the challenging country's capital made him the man he is today. "Ang mga laro kasi sa amin, gagawan talaga ng paraan para makalamang ka, makapanalo ka. Kaya kapag nanalo ka, sobrang sarap sa feeling kasi lahat na ng pandaraya, ginawa ng kalaban, pero panalo pa rin," he said. He then continued, "Kaya ganun din siguro yung passion tsaka competitive sa lugar namin sa Tondo." Fellow Manilenos RK Ilagan of San Sebastian and Fran Yu of Colegio de San Juan de Letran could only agree. "Ganun nga po talaga rito," Ilagan said. "Mapapaaway ka po talaga paminsan." Yu shared the same sentiment. As he put it, "Sa amin, magbabarkada lang, kami-kami lang, naglalabasan pa ng itak." Indeed, all that just proves that fire and desire define Manileno ballers. And Lee himself is going out of his way to make sure that lives on. "Sobrang happy ako kapag merong katulad nila RK at Fran kasi taga-Manila ako, taga-Tondo ako, siyempre ayokong sa akin lang matatapos. Kumbaga, nandito ako at willing akong i-share yung mga pinagdaanan ko," he said. He then continued, "Dapat hindi maputol yung chain - sa akin tapos mapasa ko sa kanila then pag may dumating na iba pang player, sana mapasa rin nila. Continue lang." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports8 hr. 56 min. ago Related News

Government agencies urged to assist returning LSIs

Sen. Bong Go has reiterated the need to assist locally stranded individuals as they go through various hardships in their attempt to go back to their provinces......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News11 hr. 56 min. ago Related News

Bangsamoro hopes for representation in Anti-Terrorism Council

"Rest assured that we will support the implementation of the law and commit to continue the conversation within the Bangsamoro, in our effort to provide the National Government realistic content on the ground," Ebrahim said. .....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News11 hr. 56 min. ago Related News

Group seeks mining ban in Magat River watershed

A consumer advocacy group has urged the government to immediately revoke the mining license and concessions of a British wholly owned company for engaging in gold mining in the Magat River forest watershed area......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Finance12 hr. 13 min. ago Related News

PayMaya helps LGUs adopt digitalization

PayMaya, the digital financial services arm of PLDT’s Voyager Innovations, has launched a program that will help accelerate the adoption of digital transactions among local government units by providing them with end-to-end cashless payment solutions......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Finance12 hr. 13 min. ago Related News

Onerous deal

Government seems bent on collecting every single centavo that it can get to raise the funds it badly needs as the pandemic continues to drain its coffers......»»

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P11.2 billion irrigation project on track

Construction of the P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multipurpose Project in Iloilo remains on track despite the pandemic, the government said......»»

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Rep. Villar urges Filipinos to buy local; support MSMEs

Las Piñas Lone District Representative Camille Villar called on Filipino consumers to buy local and support small businesses as she urged the government to simplify loan procedures aimed at helping micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) at this time of the Covid-19 health crisis. In the virtual meeting of the House Committee on MSME Development […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News16 hr. 13 min. ago Related News

Duterte: NPA, Abu Sayyaf are the real enemies

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has urged soldiers not to lose sight of the “real enemy”  as he appealed to government forces to remain calm amid an ongoing investigation into a shooting incident involving police officers that led to the killing of four Army intelligence personnel in Jolo, Sulu early this week. In his speech during his […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News16 hr. 13 min. ago Related News

Mga pamamaraan ng distance learning dapat pag-aralan ng bawat LGU

Sa pagpapatupad ng Learning Continuity Plan (LCP), hinihimok natin ang iba’t ibang local government units (LGUs) na tulungan ang Department of Education o DepEd na gawin ito nang naaayon sa sitwasyon o kapasidad ng bawat lungsod, munisipalidad o probinsya. Ito ay para matiyak na magiging mabisa ang mga paraan ng pagtuturo sa mga estudyante, guro at mga magulang at siguradong magagamit nila kapag nagbukas na ang klase......»»

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Guimaras remains COVID-19-free

ILOILO CITY, July 4 (PIA) - The provincial government of Guimaras clarified that it has still no case of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the island.On Friday, July 3, the provinci.....»»

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Soldiers are social workers too, army official says

MAGPET, Cotabato Province, July 3 (PIA) - Government troops are also social workers who are prepared to back government efforts for development of underserved villages, an army official assured a M.....»»

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Project IPEACE launched in South Cotabato s largest barangay

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, July 3 (PIA) - All government agencies involved in the implementation of the national government's Executive Order No. 70 in SOCCSKSARGEN Region have set their devel.....»»

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Quarantine facilities eyed vs new swine virus

The government will establish quarantine facilities in major ports to ensure that goods entering the country are free from any pest or disease amid the discovery of a new strain of swine flu in China......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News20 hr. 56 min. ago Related News

MCIA Still Prohibits International Flights; Gives Safety Protocols to Arriving Passengers

All international commercial flights going to Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) are still suspended amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. However, passengers who are repatriated, rerouted flights from manila and via international sweeper are exempted in the on-going flight suspension. MCIA is on the top of the situation as they constantly observe health and […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJul 4th, 2020Related News