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Alejano wary of plan to air Chinese shows on PTV-4

The plan to air dubbed Chinese shows on government television is an indication that President Rodrigo Duterte's administration has surrendered to China's power, an opposition lawmaker said on Thursday.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 14th, 2018

Andanar defends planned airing of Chinese shows in PTV-4

COMMUNICATIONS Secretary Martin M. Andanar on Wednesday said the People’s Television Network (PTV-4), which he also heads, is ready to defend before the Senate its plan to air Filipino-dubbed Chinese shows and movies on the state-run channel......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Nothing wrong with airing Chinese shows – Andanar

  Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said there is "nothing wrong" with airing Chinese shows on state-run People's Television Network (PTV-4) as opposition senators seek an inquiry into Chinese programs in Philippine airwaves.   Andanar, who supervises PTV-4 as chief of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) issued the statement following a plan by opposition senators to conduct an investigation on Chinese programs in Philippine airwaves.   "We don't see anything wrong about this as long as yung pinapadala sa atin na content ay entertainment, may entertainment value at mayroon din siyang information value," he said in an ambush intervi...Keep on reading: Nothing wrong with airing Chinese shows – Andanar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Alejano tags airing of Chinese shows in PTV as PH ‘surrender’ to China

MANILA, Philippines – Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano condemned on Thursday, June 14, the planned airing of Chinese shows in state-run People's Television Network (PTV).  “PTV airing of Chinese shows is a clear display of the Duterte administration’s surrender to China’s power,” said the opposition lawmaker in a statement. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Alejano: China s taking of Filipino catch shows mismatch between reality, gov t statements

The reported taking by the Chinese of the catch of Filipino fishermen on the Scarborough Shoal shows that there is a mismatch between the statements of the government and the realities on the ground, an opposition lawmaker said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

PH forces harassed anew in Ayungin Shoal, says lawmaker

Philippine military forces were harassed anew by Chinese forces in Ayungin Shoal last May 11, Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano revealedon Wednesday. The opposition lawmaker mentioned the harassment at a Congressional briefing on the recent developments in the West Philippine Sea. "On May 11, during a reprovisioning mission for our troops in Ayungin, LS507 of the Philippine Navy was challenged and harassed by the Coast Guard and the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) of China," he narrated. "When the Philippine Navy ship launched a rubber boat to resupply BRP Sierra Madre, a chopper of PLAN hovered in a close and dangerous distance. The PLAN chopper was so close that sea water splash ...Keep on reading: PH forces harassed anew in Ayungin Shoal, says lawmaker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

Chinese missiles in Spratlys show continuous aggression, threats to PHL –Alejano

The installation of Chinese missiles in the Spratlys in the West Philippine Sea only shows the continuous aggression of China that threatens the Philippines’ national security, Magdalo party-list Representative Gary Alejano said Thursday. Source link link: Chinese missiles in Spratlys show continuous aggression, threats to PHL –Alejano.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Bato dela Rosa wants tougher laws on illegal drugs

Senatorial candidate Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, a former chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), wants stricter laws on drug offenses, but two opposition bets oppose the way the administration's war on drugs are being implemented. During a forum staged by CNN Philippines on Sunday, Dela Rosa, and opposition senatorial candidates Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano and human rights lawyer Chel Diokno were asked on how they would solve the country's drug problem. Dela Rosa reiterated his aim of getting the death penalty reimposed on on drug traffickers. "From my experience as director general nung the Bureau of Corrections, kausap ko yung mga Chinese, Taiwanese, Hongkong ...Keep on reading: Bato dela Rosa wants tougher laws on illegal drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

UAAP Finals: Matty Ice extinguishes flames of red-hot UP

Safe to say, the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament hasn’t gone according to plan for Matt Nieto. Ateneo de Manila University’s court general, now in his fourth season, has only averaged 6.4 points, 2.5 assists, and 2.3 rebounds after playing only 11 out of 15 games. Once he went on the biggest stage and under the brightest lights of the tournament, however, the real Matt Nieto showed up. Scoring a career-high 27 points built on four triples, the heady guard keyed the Blue Eagles’ convincing victory versus the University of the Philippines in Game 1 of the Finals. He did all of that, in the face of the red-hot Fighting Maroons, who were backed by a rowdy crowd. Of course, if there’s one collegiate team which knows how to persevere through that, it’s Ateneo – and if there’s one collegiate player which knows how to persevere through that, it’s “Matty Ice.” “Yung mindset namin as a team, paglabas namin sa MOA, nakita namin yung crowd, sabi ko, ‘Hindi ba naranasan na natin ‘to,’” he shared. “Yung Jones Cup experience namin, naranasan na namin yan so sabi ko, we were overpowered by the Taiwanese (fans) when we were up against them. This is nothing new for us.” During the 2018 Jones Cup last July, the Blue Eagles flew to Taiwan to take on national and club teams from other countries. There, Nieto also hit a memorable game-winner against Chinese Taipei Blue. Since then, he has had to power through a left pinky fracture as well as dengue – injury and illness that have slowed down his current campaign. That is exactly why, now in the Finals, the 6-foot playmaker was nothing but thankful for retaining the full faith of head coach Tab Baldwin – in what has been a down season for him.  “I credit Coach Tab and my teammates for trusting me in that situation. I just want to win because I’m a competitive person and I don’t want to lose to any team,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

China expert stresses gains, need for balance in relations

Some observers on Tuesday defended President Rodrigo Duterte's China-friendly foreign policy and cautioned against Sinophobic "hysteria," citing improvements after years of diplomatic tensions arising from the maritime dispute in the South China Sea. Ateneo de Manila University Chinese Studies Program lecturer Lucio Pitlo III stressed the need to balance national security concerns with the economic benefits of more investments from China. He said it was "important to keep our safeguards" to assuage concerns, but cautioned against being too wary in approaching China. Balance "Becoming too overcautious, becoming too arbitrary in our application of national security concerns ......Keep on reading: China expert stresses gains, need for balance in relations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Slow China loans a blessing in disguise?

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a total of 29 deals during Xi's state visit to Manila. But a closer look at the list shows that most are still in various stages of talks and are not yet for actual ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Philippines to discuss joint exploration with China in disputed waters

After the signing of the Philippines-China cooperation on joint oil and gas development, the Department of Energy (DOE) will discuss with its Chinese counterpart a plan to pursue joint exploration in the disputed waters......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

China surveillance firms face backlash amid Xinjiang crackdown – Al Jazeera

The video screen shows a constant procession of Chinese citizens moving past a camera at what appears to be a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

Hiring of Yang a security risk – Alejano

Enlisting a Chinese national as economic adviser to President Rodrigo Duterte compromises the country's security and independence, Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano said on Wednesday after Malacaang confirmed the hiring of Michael Yang as a consultant.   "As an adviser to the Philippine President, Yang may have access to confidential and sensitive information [that] could affect national security,'' Alejano, a senatorial hopeful, said in a statement.   "Further, it allows a foreigner to influence national policies particularly economic ones," he added.   Tense relations   Yang, whose Chinese name is Yang Hong Ming, also has close connections with the C...Keep on reading: Hiring of Yang a security risk – Alejano.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Chinese adviser for PHL economic affairs compromises safety, independence — Alejano

Having a Chinese national for an economic adviser would only compromise the country’s security and independence, opposition lawmaker Magdalo party-list Representative Gary Alejano said on Wednesday. Source link link: Chinese adviser for PHL economic affairs compromises safety, independence — Alejano.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

Developing young QBs in NFL a tricky balancing act

By Dennis Waszak Jr., Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Start them right away? Ease 'em in? Have them sit a whole season? When it comes to developing young quarterbacks in the NFL, it all depends on who you talk to. Some teams think it's best to throw rookie QBs into the fire to learn on the job. Others prefer to gradually work them into the offense. Some say it's more beneficial to have them grab a cap and clipboard and take it all in from the sideline. "I think every position is the same," Jets offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates said. "If someone can't handle it mentally, then you don't want to put them on the field, because naturally they'll play slower and be thinking instead of reacting." Sam Darnold clearly passed that test for New York, and the No. 3 overall pick in April was under center to start the season. "If a player shows the athletic ability, the talent and has the mental capacity to handle a gameplan and go into a game and be successful," Bates said, "then he's ready to play." That doesn't mean things have necessarily gone smoothly for the former USC star. Darnold's 14 interceptions lead the league and have contributed to the Jets' 3-6 start. So have his 55.0 percent completion rate and 68.3 quarterback rating, which also rank among the worst in the league. Still, some point to these early struggles as crucial building blocks for the future. "I'm going to continue to learn," Darnold said Sunday after a 13-6 loss at Miami in which he threw four INTs. "There's always lessons to be learned." Of the 32 quarterbacks currently listed as starters for their teams, 12 were under center in Week 1 of their first season. On the flipside, some veteran superstar QBs waited a while before they got their chances. Aaron Rodgers was stuck behind Brett Favre in Green Bay before finally starting in his fourth season. Philip Rivers didn't start with the Chargers until his third year, when Drew Brees went to New Orleans. Even Brees didn't get his first NFL start until his second season. Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Alex Smith weren't Day 1 starters, either. "In an ideal world, it gets to be like Drew, who had a chance to watch a little, or Tom Brady and Aaron," said former quarterback Rich Gannon, the 2002 NFL MVP and now an analyst for CBS Sports and SiriusXM NFL Radio. Patrick Mahomes sat behind Smith in Kansas City until Week 17 as a rookie last year, and now is a leading MVP candidate as one of the NFL's top gunslinger s with a league-leading 29 TD passes for the 8-1 Chiefs. "We knew that Patrick was very talented, but any time that an NFL team goes with a young quarterback, usually it's a very challenging endeavor," Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said. "Sometimes it takes time, several years, but as we've seen, Andy (Reid) had Patrick ready to go Week 1." Gannon thinks the Chiefs provide the perfect blueprint. "Mahomes had a chance to watch a master of his domain for a year," he said. "Alex Smith knew that system inside and out, has great huddle command and leadership skills. Maybe he doesn't throw it like Mahomes does, but this is a guy who was willing to share and help him for that year, and we're seeing the fruits of it now. "That's the best situation you can have." Again, that depends on who you ask. In the past three drafts, 11 quarterbacks were taken in the first round — including Darnold, Cleveland's Baker Mayfield, Buffalo's Josh Allen, Arizona's Josh Rosen and Baltimore's Lamar Jackson this year. Jackson is the only one to not yet start at least one game. Baltimore has Joe Flacco leading the huddle, but Jackson has still been used in the offense and is the Ravens' second-leading rusher. The Browns wanted to have Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick this year, sit and learn behind Tyrod Taylor. But like most plans in Cleveland, it backfired. Taylor got hurt in Week 3 and Mayfield was thrust into the lineup, helping the Browns rally to beat the Jets in a nationally televised game and end a 19-game winless streak. Mayfield has shown poise and promise, but lacks playmakers and is dealing with a coaching change after Hue Jackson was fired. In Buffalo, the Bills weren't anticipating Allen starting in the second week. They were taking what coach Sean McDermott called a "calculated" approach. But after AJ McCarron was traded before the season opener and Nathan Peterman bombed in Week 1, McDermott was left with no choice but to turn to Allen. The rookie has been dealing with a sprained right elbow , and is uncertain to play Sunday against the Jets. "When you draft a quarterback like we did, there's a part of it where you have to say, 'Hey, he's going to play either A, B, or C — early, middle, or late or next year.'" McDermott said. "You have to be OK with all of that." The initial plan in Arizona was to have Rosen learn behind Sam Bradford. All that changed when the veteran was ineffective and benched in favor of the No. 10 overall pick. Rosen took his lumps with some turnover-filled performances. Then, Mike McCoy was fired as the Cardinals' offensive coordinator and Bradford was later cut — leaving the job to Rosen. "His demeanor allows him to have success," new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich said. "Quarterbacking in this league is hard and when things go bad, this kid tends to be fine." But, some say too many adverse situations could end up having long-term deleterious effects on a young player. "When you put them in before they're ready, they also get hurt: Josh Allen, Josh Rosen," Gannon said. "The speed of the game is way too fast for them. ... Or they have a bad experience, like what wound up happening with (the Jets') Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith, or going back to Ryan Leaf (with the Chargers). They play right away before they are physically or mentally ready or maturity-level ready. They get benched and booed and maybe run out of town, the coach gets fired, and then the next thing, they're on their third or fourth team. They think he will be a savior and he's not ready to play. "How is that being responsible from a coach and ownership standpoint? It's doing a tremendous disservice." Tampa Bay's Jameis Winston and Tennessee' Marcus Mariota started right away after being the top two picks in 2015, but the jury's still out on both. For those who preach patience, 25 of the 32 current QBs started a game at some point in their rookie season. And, several held on to the job from there. Quarterbacks such as the Rams' Jared Goff (No. 1 in 2016) and the Bears' Mitchell Trubisky (No. 2 in 2017) started and struggled as rookies, but benefited from changes in coaching staffs and philosophies and took leaps in their second seasons. So, who's right? Well, all of the above. "There's certainly valuable experience when you stand and watch," McDermott said. "But we all know there's no substitute for the experience when you're actually behind the wheel. There's a lot of value to that." ___ AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner and AP Sports Writers Bob Baum, David Ginsburg, Dave Skretta, John Wawrow and Tom Withers contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

1st Pinoy anime ‘Barangay 143’ set for int’l release

  Even before "Barangay 143" premiered on GMA 7 on Oct. 21, the creators of the first Filipino-made anime series have already set their sights on capturing the Asian audience.   "The plan is to have it broadcast outside the Philippines, as well," declared Jyotirmoy Saha, August Media executive producer of the show.   "Barangay 143," with Ruru Madrid as the lead character Wax Rivera, is a coproduction of Synergy88 Entertainment, August Media and TV Asahi.   "We make animation for global consumption. Not many people know that some of the other shows that we've made were aired in more than a hundred countries," added Saha. "We consider this a goo...Keep on reading: 1st Pinoy anime ‘Barangay 143’ set for int’l release.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

WATCH: In Davao, Wang Yi shows friendlier face of China

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – For two days, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Davao City to hold a series of meetings.  In the hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte, the usually stoic Wang shows us a friendlier face of China. Paterno Esmaquel reports. – video by Charles Salazar/Rappler.com.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Will Philippines ever have similar Hong Kong-China-Macau inter-island bridges?

The opening of the world’s longest bridge that connects Hong Kong, China and Macau brought back to mind the Philippines’ plan to build similar infrastructure that would physically connect the major islands of the country. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge was officially opened on October 24, Wednesday by Chinese President Xi Jinping in Zhuhai, a southern […] The post Will Philippines ever have similar Hong Kong-China-Macau inter-island bridges? appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Borrego: Hiring female coaches shows NBA trending right way

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants more women throughout the league. He’s getting his wish. In recent days, two significant moves were made, with Kristi Toliver being added to Washington’s staff of assistant coaches, and Chasity Melvin getting hired as an assistant coach with Charlotte’s G League affiliate in Greensboro, North Carolina. Those hires are signs of progress. Few seemed to notice, which also is not all bad. Women are a becoming a bigger part of the league now than ever before. The hires of Toliver and Melvin were not overlooked; it just no longer seems like such an unusual thing to bring a woman into the fray of an NBA club, probably because the likes of San Antonio assistant Becky Hammon, former Sacramento assistant Nancy Lieberman, Dallas assistant Jenny Boucek, Clippers G League assistant Natalie Nakase and Memphis analyst Nicki Gross took care of the first wave of trailblazing. “I think it’s great and I think it’s great for the NBA,” said Charlotte’s James Borrego, the league’s first Hispanic full-time coach. “It speaks to our league, the diversity, the openness, the inclusion and I’m proud to be part of that, part of a league that’s open to that. I’ve been around Becky Hammon for a number of years now. These are bright women that belong in our league.” Certainly, there’s much more progress to be made, including in business offices around the league — as well as on the sidelines. There’s never been a female NBA head coach, though Hammon — a longtime part of the staff in San Antonio, where Borrego was before taking the Charlotte job — seems on the cusp of breaking that glass ceiling. Only three women have been hired as full-time NBA referees, though Natalie Sago and Ashley Moyer-Gleich will get games this season and are already highly respected by many peers. Borrego expects the numbers of women in the league to increase. “They’re here to stay,” Borrego said. “That’s not going anywhere. It’s only going to trend in that direction.” SCORING UP If you think there’s been a lot more scoring than usual in the NBA this season, you’re right. Granted, six days of basketball is a small —and statistically insignificant— sample size in a six-month season. But teams averaged 106.3 points per game last season, and they’re off to an average of 113.3 points so far this season. Should that average somehow hold up over the course of a full season, it would be the league’s highest since teams averaged 116.7 points in 1969-70. “This is a new age of basketball and this is where we are,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. “The days of games in the 80s are probably done. Everything’s spread out. It’s freedom of movement. There’s four attackers and often times five three-point shooters and there are missiles flying everywhere.” For perspective: There were eight instances in October 2017 of teams scoring 130 or more points. So far in October 2018, there’s been nine — with 10 days of play left this month. But big numbers hasn’t meant every game is a rout. There’s already been 12 games this season decided by three points or less. G LEAGUE CHANGES Over the next few weeks, more details will likely come out about the G League’s plan to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects who aren’t yet eligible for the NBA draft. Much of the details remain unclear: who will get them, how they’ll get them, how many deals will be offered. Another murky part of all this is how the players will be assigned to teams. What would make the most sense is for the G League to go back into the NBA’s past for an answer there. The last territorial pick in the NBA was in 1965, but that’s the road the G League needs to go down now. For a league that’s still looking to grow, imagine the possibilities of putting a potential star with plenty of potential near his hometown. It’ll generate interest, which the G League surely could use. GAMES OF THE DAY If you’re going to watch only one game per day this week, we recommend: — Wizards at Trail Blazers, Monday (Tuesday, PHL time): John Wall and Bradley Beal in one backcourt, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum in the other. — Clippers at Pelicans, Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time): Anthony Davis averaged 29.8 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks against the Clippers last season. — Knicks at Heat, Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time): New York’s David Fizdale coached on the Miami side of the rivalry for years as a Heat assistant. — Celtics at Thunder, Thursday (Friday, PHL time): Oklahoma City took leads into the fourth quarter against Boston twice last season, and went 0-2. — Bucks at Timberwolves, Friday (Saturday, PHL time): Milwaukee was one of the teams rumored to be in the Jimmy Butler sweepstakes in recent weeks. — Lakers at Spurs, Saturday (Sunday, PHL time): LeBron James’ teams are 5-1 when he scores at least 30 at San Antonio, and 1-14 when he doesn’t. — Warriors at Nets, Sunday (next Monday, PHL time): Stephen Curry put on a dynamic show in Brooklyn last season — 39 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists. MILESTONE WATCH Spurs coach Gregg Popovich enters this week two wins shy of 1,200 for his regular-season career. He’ll be the fifth NBA coach to reach that milestone. ___ AP Sports Writer Schuyler Dixon in Dallas contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Trade War: Chinese propaganda hits US heartland

This Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, photo shows a copy of the four-page advertising section Chinawatch along with a copy of The Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. China's propaganda machine has.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 21st, 2018