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It’s official: House committee junks impeach raps vs 7 SC justices

THE Committee on Justice of the House of Representatives on Tuesday formally dismissed the impeachment complaint filed against seven Supreme Court justices who voted to oust then chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno via quo warranto. Voting 22-0, the panel approved its report and resolution on the dismissal of the consolidated complaints filed by Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat, [...] The post It’s official: House committee junks impeach raps vs 7 SC justices appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsSep 25th, 2018Related News

NFA picks groups to bring in 100,000 tons rice for Mindanao

A July 5, 2007 file photo shows workers unloading rice from Vietnam at the port of Tabaco, Albay, southeast of Metro Manila. — AFP AFP THE NATIONAL FOOD AUTHORITY (NFA) on Thursday chose 21 groups to import a total of 100,000 metric tons of rice for Zamboanga City, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi (ZamBaSulTa). Three private… link: NFA picks groups to bring in 100,000 tons rice for Mindanao.....»»

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

Hundreds of public servant hopefuls join Albay CSC fair

Hundreds of public servant hopefuls join Albay CSC fair.....»»

Source: Bicolstandard BicolstandardCategory: NewsSep 20th, 2018Related News

Albay board members investigate quarrying corruption involving gov t officials

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – .Government coffers were losing P56 million or so due to corruption in quarrying operations in Albay, according to statements made by Vice Governor Harold Imperial. Implicated in the corruption issue is the environment and natural resources office (ENRO) as well as some personalities at the office ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 19th, 2018Related News

Philippines March 2005 281 – Manila Picture

Big sister, little brother. Image published by Trishhhh on 2008-03-15 16:47:13 and used under Creative Commons license. Tagged: , Philippines , Manila , Palawan , Family , Vacation , Trip , March , 2005 , Quezoncity , Tagaytay , Taal , Volcano , Crater , Lake , Fresh , Fruit , Jackfruit , Mango ,… link: Philippines March 2005 281 – Manila Picture.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 18th, 2018Related News

Lagman denies getting ‘pork’ in 2019 budget

Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman on Tuesday belied claims that he was among those congressmen who benefited from the "P55-billion insertions" in the proposed 2019 budget.   "I never lobbied for any project," he told reporters in an interview when asked about claims that P1.29 billion was allocated to his district.   "I have no participation whatsoever in the allocation of funds or the funding of projects as contained in the President's National Expenditure Program (NEP)," he added in a statement.   Lagman even found it ironic that he, an opposition lawmaker, would receive such an amount after he got zero infrastructure budget in 2018 under former ...Keep on reading: Lagman denies getting ‘pork’ in 2019 budget.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 18th, 2018Related News

EYES ON YOU, KID: NCAA 94 Jrs. players to watch

The first round of the NCAA 94 Juniors Basketball Tournament is over and done with. And with the second round already underway, we’re getting even more glimpses of the future of Philippine basketball courtesy of these players: CLINT ESCAMIS – Mapua High School (yellow jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 23.3 points, 46.9 percent shooting, 5.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.7 steals Clint Escamis has spent his first two seasons under the leadership of the likes of Sherwin Concepcion, Mike Enriquez, Warren Bonifacio, and Will Gozum. Now in his third and last season in Mapua, he is proving that he is no slouch as a leader himself. The league’s top scorer and second-best steal-getter has carried the Red Robins right back up there in the standings – and they are the only team to have downed all f the traditional powerhouses in College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills, Arellano High School, and San Beda High School. This version of Mapua may not be as star-studded as it was in the last four years, but they may just have the brightest star in all of the league in their 6-foot-1 swingman. INAND FORNILOS – College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills (green jersey defending white jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 11.4 points, 51.8 percent shooting, 10.9 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.0 assist On a team as fully loaded as CSB-LSGH, there has to be a workhorse – and Inand Fornilos has been just that and more. Just like he did in their championship campaign last season, he has been a force to reckon with on both ends of the floor for the league-leading Junior Blazers. The rebounds and defense have always been second nature for Fornilos, but this season, he has become better on offense. In fact, he already has a couple of 20-point games to his name – not bad for an undersized big man at 6-foot-2. Without a doubt, the graduating forward is doing all he can to make his former team regret ever letting him go. JOHN AMORES – Jose Rizal High School (blue jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 20.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.0 steal And all of that is because of John Amores, the second-best scorer in all of the league and the undisputed main man of the daring Light Bombers – the only team that will be sweeping contending Mapua in the elimination round. JRU’s rise from the bottom half of the standings to the top four is nothing short of spectacular and that improvement is best personified by Amores who went from role player a year ago to go-to-guy this season. Give the Most Improved Award to the kid already because he’s ready and raring to take much more than that. JOEL CAGULANGAN – College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills (green jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 15.3 points, 7.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 2.1 steals For the high standards he set a year ago, this season has been a quiet one for Joel Cagulangan. With the likes of Escamis and Amores flying high and CSB-LSGH teammates Fornilos and RC Calimag grabbing more headlines than him, last year’s Finals MVP has been under the radar. Quietly, however, he is actually the Junior Blazers’ leading scorer and the NCAA’s best assistman and fourth-best steal-getter. Yes, that’s just how the 5-foot-9 do-it-all dynamo rolls, making an impact even if everybody else doesn’t feel it. Just don’t forget that he could also choose to make everybody feel his impact, okay? AARON FERMIN – Arellano High School (grey jersey, #18) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 14.2 points, 53.5 percent shooting, 17.6 rebounds, 1.0 block If not for Arellano’s struggles last season, Aaron Fermin would have been MVP. If not for the Braves’ struggle in the ongoing season, Fermin would have been the league’s most tantalizing talent. Standing at 6-foot-5, graced with a wide frame, having timing on lock, and blessed with a non-stop motor, the graduating big man has all the tools to be a game-changer on both ends of the floor. Indeed, he had a stretch of games of posting a 15-point, 20-rebound double-double. Now, if only he could lift Arellano to much-needed wins and back onto a playoff push. DAN ARCHES – Mapua High School (yellow jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 16.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.8 steals Mapua has long been defined by its talented big men, but now, it’s the guys at the wings who have taken center stage. Escamis has been their main man, but he also has a more than capable running mate in Dan Arches. All Escamis could do, Arches could do as well, only without the same sort of consistency. But hey, this is the first time he has been getting time with in his two years as a Red Robins so there’s nothing that all those reps couldn’t improve. And oh, he also has one thing going for him – a fine floater that he could bust out at any time that somehow, some way, has become automatic. JOSHUA DAVID – College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills (green jersey, with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 14.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.9 steals Imagine the dynamic between Escamis and Arches, and then translate that onto Cagulangan and his own partner-in-crime in Joshua David. Like Cagulangan, David could stuff the stat sheet. Like Cagulangan, David could do whatever CSB-LSGH needs for a win. The only difference is that unlike Cagulangan, David already has the size at 6-feet and a big body to make the same sort of noise in the Seniors. Of course, Cagulangan’s clutch genes are also on another level, but who knows? Maybe David is just waiting on the wings to seize those moments for himself? MILO JANAO AND KEAN BACLAAN – San Sebastian College-Recoletos JANAO’S ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 19.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist (yellow jersey with ball in first photo) BACLAAN’S ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 15.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.8 steals (yellow jersey with ball in second photo) It looks like San Sebastian College-Recoletos still wouldn’t be able to get over the hump this year, but the good news is that they remain on the right track. The even better news is that Milo Janao and Kean Baclaan, the two paving the way for them, are here to stay. That backcourt, by themselves, has fueled the Staglets to four wins – and still in the thick of things. While a long-awaited, much-wanted playoff berth is a long shot this year, perhaps it wouldn’t be so when both Janao and Baclaan get a year older and a year more determined to continue doing it all to win. MAC GUADANA AND JOHN BARBA – Lyceum of the Philippines University GUADANA’S ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 19.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists (grey jersey with ball in first photo) BARBA’S ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 17.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.7 steals (grey jersey with ball in second photo) Batang Gilas member Mac Guadana has become the NCAA’s constant – a 6-foot guard who could score at will while also doing his part in rebounding and playmaking. With him showing the way, Lyceum of the Philippines University has proven to be a far from easy out for three seasons now. They are still a ways away from legitimate contention, but the Junior Pirates have reason to believe that would be sooner than later as teaming up with Guadana is John Barba, a 6-foot-2 forward who just has a knack for willing his way to good looks inside. With those two, the boys from Cavite have two of the top six scorers in all of the league. Now, they just have to find the other pieces of the puzzle for their first-ever playoff berth. ROM JUNSAY – Arellano High School (grey jersey with ball) ROUND 1 AVERAGES: 19.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.6 steals Rom Junsay was one of the biggest keys to Mapua’s first-ever championship. That was two years ago, though, and since then, the 5-foot-6 has transferred to Arellano and is now only playing his first and last season there. Nonetheless, in just his first game in blue and grey, he wasted no time in reminding everybody about his talents, dropping a career-high 34 points. He and the Braves have trailed off from there, but just as Arellano is a sleeping giant no team wants to wake, Junsay is an active volcano just waiting for the perfect time to erupt. HONORABLE MENTIONS Jonnel Policarpio – Mapua High School RC Calimag – College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 17th, 2018Related News

The other Bicol treasure

Surely, the majestic Mayon Volcano is Bicol’s most visible and outstanding landmark......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 16th, 2018Related News

Philippines March 2005 299 – Manila Picture

I think we’re going to church. Image published by Trishhhh on 2008-03-15 16:48:37 and used under Creative Commons license. Tagged: , Philippines , Manila , Palawan , Family , Vacation , Trip , March , 2005 , Quezoncity , Tagaytay , Taal , Volcano , Crater , Lake , Fresh , Fruit , Jackfruit ,… link: Philippines March 2005 299 – Manila Picture.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 16th, 2018Related News

Duterte to issue EO to solve inflation

President Duterte is set to issue an executive order aimed at resolving the “raging contentious relations” between the National Food Authority and the NFA Council to help arrest runaway inflation, Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 14th, 2018Related News

Gov. Bichara recommends suspension of classes in Albay

Gov. Bichara recommends suspension of classes in Albay.....»»

Source: Bicolstandard BicolstandardCategory: NewsSep 12th, 2018Related News

SM Prime to open 71st mall

Southeast Asian property giant SM Prime Holdings Inc. is set to open its 71st mall in the Philippines---SM City Legazpi in Albay ---this Friday.   Bicolandia's newest lifestyle destination offers 88,000 square meters of gross floor area.   "SM Prime joins the City of Legazpi in bringing fun and adventure to the picturesque province of Albay with the opening of SM City Legazpi. To date, this is the company's biggest mall in the Bicol region. Together with SM City Naga in Camarines Sur, this new lifestyle destination in Bicolandia will elevate the malling experience of both the locals and tourists with offerings from top local and global brands," SM Prime president Je...Keep on reading: SM Prime to open 71st mall.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 12th, 2018Related News

No such thing as ‘forever’

Albay Congressman Joey Salceda, who is the recognized resident economist at the 17th Congress, authored and helped shepherd the passage into law of the five-step package of comprehensive tax reforms program......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 11th, 2018Related News

Quarantine bureau clears NFA rice shipment in Albay after treating weevil infestation

The Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) in Region V has cleared the National Food Authority’s (NFA) imported rice in Port of Tabaco in Albay free from weevil infestation. In a statement on Friday, Sept. 7, the clearing of BPI’s Plant Quarantine Service would mean the resumption of rice distribution in the region. After 177,000 of… link: Quarantine bureau clears NFA rice shipment in Albay after treating weevil infestation.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 7th, 2018Related News

PHL to import extra 250,000 tons of rice in open tender — NFA

WORKERS unload 10,800 tons of rice from Vietnam — one of the world’s biggest producers of the grain and main source of Philippine rice imports — at the port of Tabaco City, Albay in this July 5 photo. — AFP THE PHILIPPINES will import an additional 250,000 tons of rice via an open tender, the… link: PHL to import extra 250,000 tons of rice in open tender — NFA.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 6th, 2018Related News

Gulayan sa Barangay now leading distributor of veggies in Albay town

Gulayan sa Barangay now leading distributor of veggies in Albay town.....»»

Source: Bicolstandard BicolstandardCategory: NewsSep 5th, 2018Related News

Gov t did little or nothing to stop 6.4% August inflation

MANILA, Philippines – Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda said the government only has itself to blame for the country's inflation rate reaching 6.4% in August .  "Ultimately, the 6.4% was really due to the fact that we did little or nothing. We can no longer blame market opportunists, profiteers, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 5th, 2018Related News

Administration ally blames gov’t for rising inflation

AN administration ally is blaming the Duterte government for doing little or nothing to address the rising inflation or the increase in the prices of goods. Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said the government has failed to get the right ways and means to address this problem. Reports of the Philippine….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsSep 5th, 2018Related News

6.4% August inflation ‘self-inflicted’; gov’t ‘did little or nothing’ — Salceda

  The country's nine-year high 6.4 percent August inflation was "self-inflicted" largely because the government "did little or nothing." This was the searing remark of Albay 2nd District Rep. Joey Salceda, House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's point-man on counter-inflation, about the country's latest inflation rate onWednesday. READ:Inflation hitsnew9-year high of 6.4% in August The government earlier announced that theAugust inflation spiked to 6.4 percent, the fastest rate of increase in prices of basic goods and services since March 2009's 6.6 percent during Arroyo's time. READ:Arroyo on 6.4% inflation: I've had a more alarming situation as President "Ultimately, the...Keep on reading: 6.4% August inflation ‘self-inflicted’; gov’t ‘did little or nothing’ — Salceda.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 5th, 2018Related News

2 solons say Duterte can be impeached if Trillanes ‘illegally’ arrested

      President Rodrigo Duterte can be impeached if he forces the uniformed personnel to “illegally” arrest his critic, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, opposition lawmakers warned on Wednesday. Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin and Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman said Duterte’sProclamation No. 572 voiding the amnesty grant to Trillanes was not by itself a… link: 2 solons say Duterte can be impeached if Trillanes ‘illegally’ arrested.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 5th, 2018Related News