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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | WON got it all wrong

ACT has been profiled since November last year (experienced here in Baguio by schools under the jurisdiction of Police Station 2 and in Apayao), was subject to state negative electioneering (“Huwag iboto ang ACT Partylist – Komunistang Partylist!”) and fake news that ACT Partylist was disqualified and I, as the third nominee, was tagged as a CPP-NPA-NDF member. And with these, the state has opened us up as targets of state attacks in various forms......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJul 18th, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Big challenges for a big (Davao) city”

Dear Mindanao Examiner Editor, I am writing to express my concern towards a very important health problem that maybe hasn’t […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | WON got it all wrong

ACT has been profiled since November last year (experienced here in Baguio by schools under the jurisdiction of Police Station 2 and in Apayao), was subject to state negative electioneering (“Huwag iboto ang ACT Partylist – Komunistang Partylist!”) and fake news that ACT Partylist was disqualified and I, as the third nominee, was tagged as a CPP-NPA-NDF member. And with these, the state has opened us up as targets of state attacks in various forms......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJul 14th, 2019

Cayetano and Velasco to share term as House Speakers – Duterte | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Duterte says Cayetano, Velasco to share term as House Speaker Final PCG-Marina report: Chinese ship failed to prevent sea collision At midterm mark, Duterte scores his highest satisfaction rating Thai beauty queen aspirant criticized for calling Catriona Gray 'fat' Prince Harry and Meghan's son Archie christened in private service Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / Publisher Marga Deona Jaira Roxas Master Editor / Playback Emerald Hidalgo Jaene Zaplan Jaen Manegdeg Quita Chuatico – Rappler.com.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2019

BFP enjoins families, communities to be proactive in fire safety

SAN JOSE, Antique, June 26 (PIA) -- The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) enjoined the families and communities in general to be proactive in fire safety in order to prevent the occurrence of destruc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

BFP enjoins families, communities to be proactive in fire safety

SAN JOSE, Antique, June 26 (PIA) -- The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) enjoined the families and communities in general to be proactive in fire safety in order to prevent the occurrence of destruc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

[OPINION] The press owes society courage

Note: This is the speech of Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, after receiving on Thursday, June 13, the Canadian Journalism Foundation 's Special Citation "in recognition of his extraordinary contribution and fearless approach to journalism." Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa was also honored by CJF ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2019

Ceferin stresses big clubs with closed Champions League idea

By Rob Harris, Associated Press UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin told leaders from European leagues not to forget the importance of big clubs in generating cash during a private meeting in which plans were detailed for a closed-off Champions League favoring the elite. A recording and images obtained by The Associated Press from the meeting at the UEFA headquarters on Wednesday highlights the schism between clubs and leagues over the ability to influence UEFA as it considers revamping its club competitions starting with the 2024-25 season. The dramatic proposal, shown during the meeting in Nyon, would lock in 24 of the 32 slots in the Champions League without the need to qualify annually through domestic leagues and would introduce promotion from and relegation to the Europa League. The plan has infuriated domestic leagues, particularly La Liga President Javier Tebas, who views UEFA as too closely aligned to the vision of European Club Association head Andrea Agnelli of Juventus. In a letter obtained by the AP last month, European Leagues President Lars-Christer Olsson floated the possibility of an investigation to determine whether the ECA was abusing a dominant position as UEFA was lobbied for more games between leading clubs. "Speaking about big clubs, this is a typical populist tool that is used in Europe not only in football," Ceferin told European Leagues representatives in the closed-doors meeting. "More and more the rich are taking everything from you and we the rich will help. Is that logical? I don't think so. And it's true big clubs are taking a lot of money, the most the biggest amount of money because of their results. And it's true that we have to think about that. But they're also bringing a lot of money on the table which is very easily forgotten." Hitting out at claims he is "killing football," Ceferin rebuked members of the European Leagues organization over public criticism and warned his executive committee could have pushed ahead with a revamp of competitions without discussing it with them. "We will not insult, but the more shouting there will be, the less consultation process there will be," Ceferin said. "Shouting in the media tells us much more about those people than about UEFA," Ceferin added. "We were listening about what will happen here, about how we are killing football, destroying football — despite the fact that UEFA is the only organization in European football that shares money as solidarity to every single country in Europe." The early UEFA vision, if approved, would see the Champions League group stage start a month earlier in August and double the size of each group to eight teams. But 24 of the 32 clubs in the 2024-25 group stage could retain their places the following season regardless of their domestic league finish. That would give certainty to leading clubs that attract the biggest television audiences but reduced opportunities for outsiders. Four Champions League teams will be relegated each season into the next season's second-tier Europa League. They would be replaced by the Europa League semifinalists, who would be promoted. Only four qualifying places would be left for national champions competing in preliminary rounds. It would leave the Dutch league runner-up — as Ajax was before reaching the Champions League semifinals this season — with no ability to qualify. Promotion and relegation is also envisaged between the Europa League and a third-tier competition that has yet to launch. The third competition, first revealed by the AP in 2015, would kick off in the 2021-22 season with a 32-team format in eight groups of four. But it could be enlarged to 64 teams from 2024, with four groups of 16 teams, possibly arranged by region, according to the UEFA documents. "You have to know that the ones who are shouting generate huge revenues and don't share anything with the others in Europe," Ceferin said. "The ones who really have problems respectfully and humbly wait for our explanation. And that's why we want to discuss we want to discuss because of the ones who deserve. That we discuss the ones who need our help and not the ones who are scared about their personal interest." In 2016, Ceferin decried a secret deal over Champions League changes agreed just before he was elected to succeed Michel Platini as UEFA president. Ceferin was frustrated UEFA caved into demands of Spain, Germany, England and Italy to guarantee them 16 of the 32 Champions League group-stage places. Now Ceferin is giving the impression he is consulting more by bringing leagues and clubs to meetings in Nyon. But his unhappiness with officials from leagues was clear in the tone. "We can go to the ExCo and decide and not ask anyone and your representative in the ExCo go can vote against," Ceferin said, referring to Olsson, who sits on the executive committee. "But we don't want to do it. That's why we are discussing. Legal action threats, I will not comment that much. As a lawyer with 25 year experience, this is quite the joke." Ceferin called on European Leagues officials to approach the talks "with some class without hostility and without false solidarity" and challenged them to come forward with proposals. "I hope we will exchange many important ideas and arguments," Ceferin said. "And if we do that we will come at the end to a solution that will be good for all the European football and — trust me or don't trust me — but the fact is that for UEFA that's our goal. We cannot do what clubs say and we cannot do what league say. We will do what is right for European football. And we will protect it together.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 11th, 2019

Federer: Tennis taking proactive approach to address fixing

JUSTIN BERGMAN, Associated Press br /> MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — At last year's Australian Open, the players were caught by surprise when a report was published on the eve of the season-opening Grand Slam alleging widespread match-fixing in the sport. Every news conference felt like an ambush, a peppering of pointed questions about corruption. This year, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and other stars of the game seem better prepared. They've got their talking points ready — and they can even have a sense of humor about the subject. 'I thought we were going to finish on a good one,' Federer quipped when a match-fixing question was asked at the very end of his pre-tournament news conference on Saturday. Then he smiled. It most likely won't be the last he'll ever be asked, either. Last season's tournament began beneath a cloud of suspicion after a report by BBC and BuzzFeed alleged that tennis authorities had overlooked suspected cases of match-fixing involving some top players, none of whom were named. Federer, in response, called the situation 'super serious' and argued that anyone who engages in match-fixing should be identified publicly. In the past year, this is what tennis authorities have tried to do. Nine players and officials were sanctioned by the Tennis Integrity Unit in 2016 — the most in a single year since the body was created in 2008. In the first two weeks of this year, six more were added to the list. All of them were lower-ranked players who played primarily on the lower-tier Challenger and Futures tours, considered the most at-risk for match-fixing because of the smaller purses and lack of scrutiny compared with larger ATP and WTA events. Federer said this is where tennis officials need to be focusing their efforts. 'Clearly we have no space for that kind of behavior in our sport,' he said, adding that efforts to combat corruption have had positive spinoffs. 'The good thing is that it's really only zero-point-something percent of players that actually have done something over the course of so many matches and so many players. I think we've done actually OK.' To be exact, the TIU said that only 292 matches generated suspicious betting alerts out of more than 114,000 played last year, or about 0.2 percent. Betting alerts, on their own, are also not conclusive proof that a match has been fixed. Federer also applauded the TIU's decision to name an independent review panel to examine its operations and recommend changes. The report is due later this year. 'That's going to change the sport for the better,' he said. Djokovic also said the problem seems to be confined to the lower-tier tours, taking a subtle shot at the media for making 'a great deal about it' when a case arises. But he, too, stressed that progress has been made and he believes the sport is cleaner than it was 12 months ago. 'Ideally, we don't want to see any kind of match-fixing occurrences,' he said. 'But, unfortunately, they do occur from time to time. 'We haven't experienced too many. Generally looking I think ATP and all the authorities are doing a good job in kind of tracking down those kind of potential match-fixing matches.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: On Children’s month and children’s right to participation

Letter to the Editor On Children’s Month &'160; November 21, 2016 &'160; On children’s month and children’s right to participation November 20 was the anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), wh.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 21st, 2016

Letter to the Editor: We are part and partners for change – Nagkahiusang Mag-uumang Organiko

Statement of Nagkahiusang Mag-uumang Organiko on its 2nd Founding Anniversary Celebration The election of President Duterte to office was evident enough to say that the mass majority of the Philippine population is fed-up with the shallow political promis.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2016

Rody tells AFP: Fight terror a la James Bond

MANILA, Philippines – How do you prevent terrorism from becoming a full-blown civil war? Deal with it a la James Bond......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2016

How to deal with terrorism? Duterte says do it James Bond style

MANILA, Philippines -- How do you prevent terrorism from escalating into a full blown civil war? Deal with it James Bond style.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2016

DOLE: Abolish ‘ENDO’

Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III has instructed all regional directors of the department to be more proactive in their approach to reduce “endo” practice by 50 percent in 2016 and its abolishment by 2017. “Ang commitmen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 7th, 2016

Regular exercise, at least 30 minutes a day, reduces Alzheimer’s symptoms

It is known that with the passage of time the chances of suffering Alzheimer’s disease increase as well as, according to the genetic predisposition. However, our habits can help us prevent and control the disease and that is what recent evidence indicates by demonstrating that regular exercise, at least 30 minutes a day, reduces Alzheimer’s […] The post Regular exercise, at least 30 minutes a day, reduces Alzheimer’s symptoms appeared first on Kagay An......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated News9 min. ago

Malachi 3:11 Pest Control

Son #1 pointed out to me the streamers advertising a pest control company in our village. Its name? MALACHI 10:11. Strange. “Why would a pest control firm use a Bible verse for its name?” I asked. “Look up the verse, Mom, and find the answer,” he replied. Malachi 10:11, “‘I will prevent pests from devouring […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News6 hr. 9 min. ago

DILG Supports Amendments to the Human Security Act

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) supports the proposed amendment of the Human Security Act (HSA) of 2007, particularly the longer wiretapping and detention period “to improve the government’s capacity to fight terrorism and ensure the safety and security of the entire country. DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año says that terrorism is […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News6 hr. 9 min. ago

FIBA: Erram suffers ankle injury to end latest Gilas practice

Gilas Pilipinas’ World Cup preparations take a hit. Forward Poy Erram suffered a minor injury Monday as the national team resumed practice at the Meralco Gym. During scrimmage, Erram tried to go up for a putback but then landed awkwardly on the floor, tweaking his right ankle in the process. His night ended early and he had to ice his foor to prevent further swelling. “Natapilok lang. Medyo masakit pero kaya naman,” Erram said. Fortunately, Erram’s injury appears to be nothing serious. “So far wala pa naman, pero masakit pa rin eh. Good thing naman daw sabi ni coach Dex, yung buto parang nagkiskisan lang, so hindi siya tulad ng iba na high ankle injury, so nothing serious naman,” Erram said. “Check pa bukas kung ano pwede gawin,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News14 hr. 9 min. ago

Muslim community guards Catholic faithful in Baguio

Leaders of the Muslim community gave roses to churchgoers and stood outside the Baguio Cathedral to assure the public that terrorism has no religion and it has no place in the city. The post Muslim community guards Catholic faithful in Baguio appeared first on A people's news site in Northern Luzon......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated News17 hr. 9 min. ago

Cordillera as model to end armed conflict a “pipe dream” – CPDF

Rebel leaders in the Cordillera said the government would fail with its plan to make the region as a model of the “whole of nation” approach in ending the communist armed revolution. They also called on guerilla units of the NPA to launch more offensives to counter Oplan Kapanatagan. The post Cordillera as model to end armed conflict a “pipe dream” – CPDF appeared first on A people's news site in Northern Luzon......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated News17 hr. 9 min. ago