Archive for September, 2016

AGI to spend more than P150B for two-year expansion programs across PH businesses

AGI to spend more than P150B for two-year expansion programs across PH businesses

MANILA, Philippines, September 29, 2016 – The Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI), the investment holding company of tycoon Dr. Andrew L. Tan, is allocating more than P150-billion for this year until 2017 to finance the various expansion plans of its companies. After posting record performance in 2015, Alliance Global remains upbeat over long-term prospects. “We continue to be optimistic about […]

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Photo © REUTERS/ Lean Daval Jr

President Duterte ‘Happy to Slaughter’ Addicts Like Hitler Massacred the Jews

By Sputnik News Controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has compared his anti-drug campaign to the Holocaust, vowing to kill as many addicts as Hitler killed Jews. It’s just the latest in a long list of his incendiary comments about everyone from rape victims to President Obama and the Pope. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to liken himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler […]

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Former ARMM Governor Nur Misuari © www.rappler.com

PH Ombudsman charges Misuari, DepEd and COA officials over P137M educational materials scam  

PHILIPPINE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has approved the filing before the Sandiganbayan of graft and malversation charges against former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)  Governor Nur Misuari in connection with the alleged anomalous procurement of educational materials totaling P137.5 million undertaken in 2000 to 2001.   Misuari would be facing three counts of malversation of public funds through falsification and […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
A Japanese flotilla © AFP 2016/ Toru YAMANAKA / FILES

Beijing Warns Tokyo: ‘China’s Military Will Not Sit Idly By’ in South China Sea

By Sputnik News AS Tokyo begins to play a more active role in the South China Sea, Beijing has warned against any provocations. Tensions have escalated between China and Japan over a territorial dispute in the East China Sea, where both nations claim ownership over a string of islands called the Senkakus. But Japan is also in talks with the Pentagon to join military patrols in the South China […]

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Philippine Vice Presidet Leni Robredo

PH VP Leni Robredo to certify as urgent Yolanda Housing Projects

AFTER three years of near inaction by the previous administration of former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, the government under the Duterte administration will now certify as urgent the delivery of housing units to victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda. In a statement issued by the office of Vice President Leni Robredo, the country’s second top chief executive said she will, […]

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Ecowaste Coalition coordinator Aileen Lucero © www.untvweb.com

Green group salutes Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago

THE EcoWaste Coalition, an environment and public health watchdog, has joined the nation in honoring former Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago who passed away Thursday morning in a hospital in Taguig City at the age of 71. Through a statement posted in its website, the coalition hailed Santiago as their  “indefatigable champion at the Senate on waste and toxic issues.” “In keeping […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News
Wikileaks on Duterte*

Wikileaks on Duterte*

IS it true that President Duterte allegedly owned up to allowing the slaughter of suspected criminals in Davao during his term as mayor of the city as Wikileaks claimed? Wikileaks has published thousands of documents and papers concerning controversial subjects from all over the world. Although governments avoid confirming the leaked documents, they seldom deny its authenticity. It published a […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
Former Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago passes away at 71

Former Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago passes away at 71

FORMER presidential candidate and ex-Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago passes away Thursday night in a hospital in Taguig City after battling lung cancer. She was 71. The feisty former lawmaker died at 8:52 a.m. (Philippine time) in her sleep. She was diagnosed to be suffering from Stage four lung cancer in 2014. Despite her illness she ran for the third time for […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · News, Obituary
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Green coalition nanawagan sa pamahalaan na harapin ang problema ng basura

IGINIIT ng Green Thumb Coalition, isang bagong alyansa ng mga environmental groups, kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na bukod sa digmaan laban sa bawal na gamot ay dapat maglunsad din ito ng “giyera kontra basura” upang mabawasan ang polusyon sa kapaligiran at para maprotektahan ang kalikasan at kalusugan ng publiko. Ayon sa koalisyon, na binubuo ng mga samahang BAN Toxics, EcoWaste Coalition, Global  Alliance […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · Environment, News
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PH’s apt trading and diplomatic policies to trump shaky Asia geopolitics

MANILA, Philippines — The understanding of geopolitics and the appropriate trading and diplomatic policies amid the South China Sea dispute will ensure investor confidence in the Philippines. This was the assessment reached during the Philippines Investment Conference on Tuesday at the New World Hotel in Manila, which gathered local and foreign business leaders, economists and government policy-makers. The conference focused […]

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EcoWaste Coalition protesters in front of the Canadian Embassy Photo©
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PH green and labor groups asked Canada to take back its garbage

ENVIRONMENTALISTS and labor rights advocates today asked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his country’s ambassador to the Philippines Neil Reeder urging them to cooperate with a local court’s decision to return the “imported Canadian garbage” that was surreptitiously brought to the country by unscrupulous individuals. In a letter sent via electronic mail and faxed to the Office of the […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Environment, News
people's eye

Donaire is the smartest Filipino champion*

I HAVE been moonlighting lately as a sportswriter. Of course, no one can become a sportswriter overnight. This form of journalism is quite challenging. I mean, just imagine how many type of sports are out there, each sports with its own jargon, with its own superstars and each superstar with their own past and current stories that everyone wants to […]

by Abner Galino· · 1 comment · Opinions
Dating aktress na si Sabrina M Photo © www.pep.ph

Dating sexy star hinuli dahil umano sa pagbebenta ng bawal na gamot

DINAKIP ng pulisya nitong nakaraang araw ng Linggo sa Lungsod Quezon ang dating sexy star na si Sabrina M at dalawang kasama nito matapos siyang maaktuhan na nagbebenta ng bawal na gamot sa isang buy-bust operation. Maliban sa 36 na taong gulang na si Sabrina M (Karen Salas Palasigui sa tunay buhay), kinilala ng mga awtoridad ang iba pang mga […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · News
The 16 stranded seafarers in Thailand asking asking help from President Rodrigo Duterte Photo © Rev. Fr. Dave Hinay

Sixteen starving Filipino seafarers seeking government help after being abandoned and stranded in Thailand by their employer

BANGKOK, Thailand — Sixteen Filipino and five Romanian mariners are now reportedly starving in Thailand after allegedly being abandoned by their employer in an apparent bid to evade financial responsibility. This was learned on Tuesday by Beyond Deadlines during an interview with Rev. Fr. Dave Hinay, Laem Chabang Port chaplain. He said the Filipino seafarers, crews of the Liberian ship […]

by Nelson Flores, LL.B., MSCK· · 0 comments · Diaspora, News
Problemado si Matobato*

Problemado si Matobato*

NADAGDAGAN pa ang problema ni Edgar Matobato, ang nagpakilalang dating hitman ng kinatatakutang Davao Death Squad (DDS), na nagparatang na si President Duterte ang bumuo umano sa kanilang grupo at nag-uutos kung sino ang kanilang papatayin. Tinortyur daw si Matobato at gustong paslangin ng mga kapwa miyembro ng DDS dahil plano niyang iwan ang grupo. Dahil sa mga pagbabanta ay […]

by Robert Roque Jr.· · 0 comments · Opinions
It was a plane similar to this that caught fire while about to take off in Cebu-Mactan International Airport Photo © https://commons.wikimedia.org

Cebgo passenger hurt during evacuation

A PLANE passenger was hurt Monday night while being evacuated from burning a aircraft at the Cebu-Mactan International Airport. The wheels of the Tacloban bound Cebgo Flight DG 6577 with 67 passengers and crew on board caught fire while preparing to take off. Because of the incident, the passengers and crew had to be evacuated on the runway. The unnamed […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
The Beauty of Contrast*

The Beauty of Contrast*

YES, there are images like those of a sunset or trees in fall; portraits of nature in an awesome display of blazing colors that will truly move you into tears with their ineffable beauty. But there are also nondescript images of leaves, flowers, trees or scenery that do not hit you hard. Why? For a photographer, what needs to be […]

by Vics Magsaysay, Ph.D.· · 0 comments · Opinions
A PAL Airbus A340-300 similar to this was forced to return to NAIA due to smoke problem Photo © philippineairlines.com

Haneda-bound PAL flight returns due to smoke in the cabin

CABIN smoke forced a Japan bound flight of the Philippine Airlines to return to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport shortly after it took off Monday morning. PAL Flight Pr 422 had just took off from the country’s premier airport when smoke suddenly engulfed the cabin at about 9:32 a.m. causing anxiety among its 222 passengers and 13 crew members. The […]

by Benjie Vergara· · 0 comments · News
Batas sa bawal na gamot dapat nang amyendahan – Rep. Robert “Ace” Barbers

Batas sa bawal na gamot dapat nang amyendahan – Rep. Robert “Ace” Barbers

NAPAPANAHON nang amyendahan ang kasalukuyang Republic Act 9165 (the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) upang masawata ang operasyon ng mga sindikato ng bawal na gamot sa loob at labas ng New Bilibid Prisons. Ito ang sinabi ni Rep. Robert “Ace” Barbers ng ikalawang distrito ng Surigao Del Norte sa isang pulong balitaan sa Lungsod Quezon kamakailan. Ayon kay Barbers […]

by Santiago Celario· · 0 comments · News
Moliere PMS: A hilarious mix of hypocrisy and honesty

Moliere PMS: A hilarious mix of hypocrisy and honesty

THE Egg Theater Co together with the PARC Foundation and Pineapple Lab presents Moliere PMS, a fusion of three Moliere play adaptations: Praning (The Imaginary Invalid), Maniacal (The Learned Ladies), and Schism (The Misanthrope) on October 1 & 2 at PARC Foundation, 494 Lt. Artiaga St., San Juan City and Pineapple Lab, 6071 Palma Street, Rockwell on October 7-9 and […]

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