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Pope defends China deal on bishops, says he will have final say on names

Pope Francis on Tuesday defended a landmark deal between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops, saying he, and not the Beijing government, will have the final say on who is named. In his first public comments on the deal signed in Beijing on Saturday, he told reporters on the plane returning from […].....»»

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Shorter waiting time for passport applications sought

Shorter waiting time for passport applications sought.....»»

Source: Cnnphilippines CnnphilippinesCategory: NewsSep 24th, 2018Related News

Vatican, China sign landmark accord on appointing bishops

The Vatican on Saturday signed a landmark agreement giving it a long-desired say in the appointment of bishops in China, though critics labeled the deal a sellout to the Communist government. Source link link: Vatican, China sign landmark accord on appointing bishops.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 22nd, 2018Related News

Saudi woman’s case against father stirs ‘guardianship’ debate

By Agence-France Presse A Saudi court has ruled in favour of a woman who challenged her father’s decision to not let her have a passport, reports said Thursday, stirring an online debate on the contentious male guardianship system. The conservative kingdom requires women to seek permission from male “guardians” — their fathers, husbands or other male […] The post Saudi woman’s case against father stirs ‘guardianship’ debate appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceSep 21st, 2018Related News

Sara slams SC aspirant’s ploy

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio yesterday slammed efforts of an aspirant to a Supreme Court (SC) seat to dissuade complainants from pursuing the 2011 disbarment case against her, saying it was obviously a ploy to curry favor from her. The real agenda, according to Carpio, is to seek her endorsement for an appointment to an […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsSep 19th, 2018Related News

Passenger with fake passport deported

Passenger with fake passport deported.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsSep 15th, 2018Related News

BI bars Cameroonian with fake passport from entering PH

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers on Saturday barred a woman from Cameroon from entering the country after she showed a fake passport and travel documents at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1. The woman was identified as Clarisse Nankia, 43, by Marc Red Marias, BI Port Operations Division (POD) chief and Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente reported. Immigration officers intercepted Nankia on her arrival from Addis Adaba in an Ethiopian Airlines flight. Marias said Nankia was deported on a flight back to the Africa country after presenting fake travel documents and a Guatemalan passport. "She was immediately excluded and booked on the first avai...Keep on reading: BI bars Cameroonian with fake passport from entering PH.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 15th, 2018Related News

BI bars Cameroonian with fake passport from entering PH

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers on Saturday barred a woman from Cameroon from entering the country after she showed a fake passport and travel documents at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1. The woman was identified as Clarisse Nankia, 43, by Marc Red Marias, BI Port Operations Division (POD) chief and Immigration… link: BI bars Cameroonian with fake passport from entering PH.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 15th, 2018Related News

DFA suspends consular services in NCR on September 15

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced the suspension of operations in all DFA Consular Offices in Metro Manila on Saturday, September 15, due to Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). DFA said those with confirmed passport appointments on Saturday will be accommodated within the next two weeks "at the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 15th, 2018Related News

Pakistan’s new president Arif Alvi sworn in

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan --- Pakistan's new President Arif Alvi was sworn in at a ceremony in Islamabad on Sunday, concluding the country's peaceful transfer of power to its new government after a turbulent election campaign. His appointment further cements the ruling party's power after controversial polls in July -- which were tainted by claims of military meddling and ballot rigging -- saw former cricket champion Imran Khan elected prime minister. Arif Alvi, a close ally of Khan and one of the founders of Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, becomes Pakistan's 13th president, replacing Mamnoon Hussain. A vote this week saw him elected by more than a thousand lawmakers ...Keep on reading: Pakistan’s new president Arif Alvi sworn in.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 9th, 2018Related News

The Philippine consulate will not report you to DHS

When applying for almost all USCIS benefits, the USCIS usually requires a person to have a valid, unexpired passport. This is especially true in connection with adjustment of status or obtaining various non-immigrant visas......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 8th, 2018Related News

PDP-Laban in Bohol faces leadership row

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol - The provincial chapter of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino--Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in Bohol has to resolve the leadership row between two members who both claimed to head the local chapter. Bohol Vice Gov. Dionisio Balite and Dr. Doloreich Dumaluan both claimed to be chairman of the PDP-Laban Bohol. Balite said on Friday that his appointment as PDP-Laban provincial chair was signed by Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III, national president of the ruling PDP-Laban, on Jan. 11. But Dumaluan, a long-time member of the party, maintained that Balite's appointment was void since there had been no party election since 2012. "It has no effect. He was just a...Keep on reading: PDP-Laban in Bohol faces leadership row.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 8th, 2018Related News

British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen

LONDON: British Airways said that the personal and financial details of customers making bookings between August 21 and September 5 had been stolen in a data breach involving 380,000 bank cards. The almost two week long hack did not involve travel or passport details, the airline said, adding that it had launched an urgent investigation [...] The post British Airways hacked with details of 380,000 bank cards stolen appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsSep 7th, 2018Related News

Six arrested for working illegally in Philippines

female Chinese national who entered the Philippines on a student visa, had reportedly overstayed since July last year. Cai later obtained a Philippine passport under the name Jasmin Tan Lui,........»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsSep 7th, 2018Related News

After resigning over MRT3 mess, Cesar Chavez back in Duterte gov t

MANILA, Philippines – Cesar Chavez, the transportation official who resigned 10 months ago over Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) mishaps, is back in the Duterte administration. Chavez has been appointed a board member of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA). Malacañang released his appointment dated August 31 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 6th, 2018Related News

Lauren Young’s DFA appointment was basically an exorcism 

A post shared by Lauren Young (@lo_young) on Sep 2, 2018 at 12:50am PDT Celebs are just like us---they do groceries, they go out, they hang out, and they also process their government papers. Yesterday, actress Lauren Young took to Twitter her most recent experience at the Department of Foreign Affairs. "Processing for documents in the Philippines makes me wannapullmy hair out, scream, and have my eyes roll back," she said. "Basically an exorcism." And quite frankly, she's not the first to experience this---not only have we had a hard time booking slots for DFA the past few months, but the processing itself can get just as horrifying. She shared about lining up for thr...Keep on reading: Lauren Young’s DFA appointment was basically an exorcism .....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 4th, 2018Related News

FB accounts selling passport appointment slots shut down

Social media giant Facebook has shut down more than 1,000 pages and accounts offering or selling Philippine passport appointment slots, The STAR has learned. Source link link: FB accounts selling passport appointment slots shut down.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 2nd, 2018Related News

FB accounts selling passport appointment slots shut down

Social media giant Facebook has shut down more than 1,000 pages and accounts offering or selling Philippine passport appointment slots, The STAR has learned......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 1st, 2018Related News

Questionable appointment

One particular fact that is quite clear under the present administration is that the actions and decisions especially of President Duterte are often times questionable and controversial......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 31st, 2018Related News

Margielyn Didal s uphill climb to Asian Games gold

PALEMBANG - Filipina skateboarder Margielyn Arda Didal reigned supreme in the women's street competition at the 2018 Asian Games from start to finish. The 19-year-old Cebuana paced the pack after her second run and never looked back to bag the Philippines' fourth gold medal. Didal was so dominating that she posted an untouchable top score of 30.4 points for her smashing Asian Games debut. Japan’s Isa Kaya placed a distant second with 25.0 points from the combined two runs and two top tricks with 25.0 for silver while 12-year-old Nyimas Bunga of Indonesia took the bronze with a tally of 19.8 in this captivating millennial sport making its maiden appearance in the quadrennial, 45-nation sportsfest. “I am very happy I did my best. Sobra ang saya po, lalung –lalo na sa mga skateboarders natin,” said the gregarious Didal, who  lived up to her billing as the top favorite after her devil-may-care showing at the packed arena. After her resounding win, Didal revealed the hardships she had to work through just to get some practice back in Cebu. Asian Games Skateboarding Gold medal winner Didal from Cebu recounts hardship just to practice ‘hinahabol kami ng police kasi Bawal’ pic.twitter.com/tKaQbDJWWT — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) August 29, 2018 "Sa streets lang, hinahabol kami ng pulis, mga security pag may nakitang nag-skate," Didal told ABS-CBN News' Dyan Castillejo via video interview. "Minsan po pag nasa mall, pag nakahawak ka ng board, bawal ka pumasok," she continued. “Gusto ko rin na maipakita na skateboarding is a serious sport but can also be fun as well.” Didal's mother is a streetfood vendor back in Cebu, while his father is a carpenter. Both her parents were unable to accompany or even witness her historic feat. With the win however, a lot of opportunities are set to arise for the young skateboarder.  Didal will receive P6 million in incentives from the government and other groups as a reward for gold medalists in the Asiad, and she plans to use the money to finally bring her family to her next event. Margielyn’s mother is a street food vendor in Cebu , her father a carpenter. She hopes to be able to get them a passport so they can be at her next comp abroad . pic.twitter.com/QADA0LoXtQ — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) August 29, 2018 "Kukuhan ko rin sila (parents) ng passport after Asian Games kasi maraming invitations sa skate event. Para makasama sa next event ko, sa Brazil," she bared. Skateboarding made its debut in this iteration of the quadrennial meet, and will become a medal sport in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Didal trained in the United States for two months before competing in Indonesia, with nothing more than a dream to erase skateboarding's negative connotation in the country.  "[Para] sa skate scene sa Pinas, manibago naman yung tingin ng ibang tao sa skateboarding," an emotional Didal bared. Now a gold medalist, Didal hopes her success leads to better support for the discipline.  Margielyn spent 2 months training in the USA sponsored by MVP Sports Foundation , NB , POC . She gets emotional talking about how she hopes skateboarding would be given attention as a Sport . pic.twitter.com/ORTcIE4jPI — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) August 29, 2018 Didal leanred to skate in the streets of Cebu . She hopes there will be Public Skateparks set up around the country as so much talent among Pinoys in this Sport , says the 19 yr old . pic.twitter.com/c3T7Lt4aUK — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) August 29, 2018 Her golden achievement was the fourth mint courtesy of Pinoy female athletes after weightlifter Hidylin Diaz, golfer Yuka Saso and the PH women’s gold squad, and the first major contribution of the compact national contingent competing in 10 events here to the country’s overall medal tally.      Philippine Olympic Committee President Ricky Vargas and chairman Bambol Tolentino, who went straight from the airport to the venue,  arrived just in time to witness  the former street kid go  from strength to strength in garnering  “I am blessed to witness this great event by a young girl, a carpenter’s daughter and former street kid, who did so well.  Because of her hard work and belief in herself she is now where she is,” noted Vargas after witnessing Didal’s impressive run. “Congratulations Margie. The country is grateful for your efforts and sacrifices ,” said Philippine Sports Commission chairman Butch Ramirez in statement from Manila immediately after learning of the Cebuana’s accomplisthment. “We are arranging a hero’s welcome for  you. “Your PSC family is behind you all the way. Mabuhay ang atletang Pilipino.” Also greeting Didal immediately after her victory were deputy chef de mission Manny Cabili  and POC officials Col. Jeff Tamayo and Jonne Go. A veteran of the prestigious Street League championships in London last May – the first Southeast Asian to be invited to the event – Didal led from start to finish, setting the tone of the lopsided contest with an opening score of 6.7 points, highlighted by a difficult  ”Board Slide” on the railings after taking the higher platform.      Using a 8Five2 yellow skateboard, she displayed her own version of hang time with an “Ollie” on her second run to go comfortably ahead with 14.4 points to second-running Isa’s 13.3, and seemingly was just getting started. In the tricks section, where the two best scores out five tries count , Didal went full throttle with another “Board Slide” to net 6.0 in her initial run, took it easy with a 3.7 output in the second, before wrapping the gold up with eye-popping scores of 7.1 and 8.9 points in the third and fourth attempts. With a flair for the dramatic, her coup de grace was an acrobatic “Backside 50/50, 360-degree Flip Out” that drew oohs and ahhs from the gallery – an astonishing feat considering that it was the first time she did it in a major international competition. “This was the first time that Margielyn tried that stunt and is the highest score garnered by any skateboarder so far in the street event,”noted Skateboard Association of the Philippines Inc. president Monty Mendigoria. Didal and the rest of the skateboarding were scheduled to return to Manila on Thursday in what undoubtedly will be a hero's welcome for the country’s latest golden Asian Games sensation. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 29th, 2018Related News