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Think, Then Speak or Write!

Ronald C. Jordan, managing editor of “Deliver’s Voice of Victory” shared some important tips on his Editor’s Letter titled, “Think, Then Speak!” These are important tips every writer worth his salt should take heed and listen to with utmost attention. “As a writer, I think a lot about words. Not only what they mean and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsSep 13th, 2022

NCR Plus bubble enforcement crucial to prevent spread of Delta variant — OCTA

OCTA fellow Guido David on Sunday said the country should take a proactive response in addressing the new threat......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2021

2 Aetas ask SC to ‘prevent threatened wrong,’ declare terror law unconstitutional

In their petition, the two Aetas decried that the law’s definition of terrorism is “impermissibly vague.” They also argued that it is “overly broad that it sweepingly stifles even innocent and legitimate acts, including the exercise of protected freedoms.” By JONAS ALPASAN MANILA – In the morning of the Supreme Court oral arguments on… The post 2 Aetas ask SC to ‘prevent threatened wrong,’ declare terror law unconstitutional appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2021

DND ends accord with UP prohibiting state forces in campuses — report

(Updated) In the letter, Lorenzana, who did not offer evidence to support claims, said the DND "is aware that there is indeed an ongoing clandestine recruitment" inside UP campuses and the accord is being used to prevent government from holding operations......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Fans show support for Red Velvet’s Irene as she apologizes anew for past behavior

Red Velvet’s Irene (Instagram)  K-pop girl group Red Velvet’s leader Irene sent a letter to fans to apologize again for her past behavior and promised that she will “become a more mature person.”  Irene was embroiled in a controversy last October when a stylist-editor Kang Kook-hwa exposed her for rude behavior towards her and said she had a recording of the incident as evidence.  Kang compared Irene to “nut rage” Heather Cho, the Korean Air vice president who went berserk on a company-owned plane in 2014 after she was served nuts in original packaging by a crew member.  “The 20 minutes in the unfamiliar room was like hell. No hellos exchanged, shouting in my face with [her] phone in hand pointing [her] fingers while I stood and [she] sat in a chair, blurting out the words. Tears flooded out of my eyes after listening to the venomous words spewed out by [her] tongue. I just couldn’t help, it just burst out. Why must I be humiliated? For whom? For what? For money?” wrote Kang on Instagram, Korea JoongAng Daily reported.  After Kang made the post, Irene personally apologized to her and also issued an apology on Instagram. The incident prompted a Korean fan community of Red Velvet on DC Inside to demand that Irene should leave the group. In her new apology, which she posted on Jan. 15, Irene wrote, “First of all, I wanted to say that I apologize for causing so much pain and worry to many people because of inadequacy.” She said she started as a trainee at age 19 in 2009 and up to now, being Irene of Red Velvet “has been all of my life.” “I have lived while thinking that I was getting along with the people around me in my own way that I didn’t know that my communication method or expressions could be a problem, and I only thought that each has a different way of communication,” she said.  She added, “I received a lot of concerns and reprimand not only from the public but also from people around me for the past event and this gave me time to quietly reflect on myself.” “As I cannot turn back time, I am making a lot of effort not to go back to the way I used to be. I realized the weight of words and actions, and I will try to become a more mature person,” Irene promised.  Irene added that in the future, as leader and singer of Red Velvet, “I will not only show you a good image, but also as the person Bae Joo-hyun, I will try not to disappoint you.”  “I hope that somebody will no longer be criticized for what happened because of my inadequacy,” she said.  Last December, or two months after the incident, it was reported that Kang was still receiving hate for what happened.  “Please stop bothering me. Don’t threaten me. It’s a crime and costs dearly. She doesn’t want it either. I’m doing silent for her sake. This is my last request. Please and please,” according to a post by Kang uploaded on an online community.  Fans of Red Velvet welcomed Irene’s apology and expressed their support to her.  “Irene you didn’t do anything wrong. It’s normal for people to have mood swings, the case here is because you’re a celebrity,” one fan wrote.  Other messages are “Irene best leader,” “Irene we love you! Cheer up, we will always have your back,” and “Irene unnie you’re the greatest woman of this generation! We love you 3000!!!!”.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

Mining approach amid storms cited

The Environment department on Wednesday cited its proactive approach to responsible mining amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the powerful typhoons that hit the Philippines in the last quarter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020

Red-tagged bloc seeks TRO vs. terror law

Another group of petitioners on Friday prodded the Supreme Court to seriously consider its plea for the immediate issuance of a temporary restraining order to prevent the government from implementing Republic Act No. 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

& lsquo;Attorney, help me file a case& rsquo;

The aggrieved parties who approach lawyers for guidance and advice tell their stories on how their rights were violated and why they want to seek redress in the court. Sometimes they also want to prevent or stop a wrong from being committed by filing an action to enjoin, for example, to prevent a high-rise building from being constructed in front of their communities or villages......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

Moviegoer: TWO WOMEN

JUST A THOUGHT: Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. —Lao Tzu TWO WOMEN: They were icons in their fields, one in the movie world, the other in lifestyle journalism. They ought to be remembered, not only for the marks they made  in their lifetime, but just as importantly, for the color and vibrancy with which they lived their lives. Here’s hoping the heavens will still make women of their caliber, with that bravura, generosity, and sense of style, with matching humor, in the days to come.    Marichu Vera Perez-Maceda and Ethel Soliven-Timbol, two feisty, accomplished women, died within days of each other this September.      ‘’Manay’’ Ichu, as she was fondly called by all, was 77. Ethel T was 80. Both suffered from lingering illnesses. JOLLY GOOD FELLOW: For all her sophistication and pedigree, ‘’Manay’’ Ichu, industry pillar and heiress to the legacy of Sampaguita Pictures, was the easiest person I have had to deal with in the movie business. Marichu Vera Perez-Maceda She was always casual and jolly in her conversations, and showed genuine interest in the other person. She was simple as she was grounded. In the late 1970s, I joined her on a coverage of a movie her outfit, MVP Productions, was filming in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. On the first day of shoot—the film was “Dyesebel” — early the next morning, the set was filled with young actors and actresses,  either half-naked or in swim suits. Dyesebel herself, Alma Moreno, wore pearly shells on her breast and a fishtail. Ichu surprised everyone by showing up at the beach, wearing high heels and a formal white gown. She said she dressed that way because she wanted to create a happy, glam-filled set. OLD SCHOOL, OLD WORLD:    ‘’Manay’’ Ichu could be playful. She loved to laugh. Tell her a bad joke, and she’ll still laugh for you. I guess that’s her way of showing she cares for you and your presence. Or maybe, she was just being polite. Politeness comes with the territory. Marichu is so old school, so old world, that her death can be compared to the passing of an era, such as the Philippine Commonwealth. They don’t make men and women like them anymore.  People who are gentle, genteel, elegant. To the end, she lived up to the demands of that bygone era she was brought up in. She wrote letters to friends by long hand. Her last letter to me was written in 2019, in which she enclosed a basket of tinapang bangus from Pangasinan. She sent Christmas cards delivered at your doorstep. She wrote sympathy notes when someone dear passes on. She was everything this new world has ceased from being. COLOR IN JOURNALISM: Throughout her lifetime, many couldn’t understand her. She wasn’t a woman for nothing. Ethel Soliven-Timbol, 80, who reigned as Lifestyle Editor of the Manila Bulletin from 1976 to 2007,  was a tough nut to crack. She was feisty, all right, yet she could also be very funny and witty. Ethel Soliven-Timbol She gave color to journalism by speaking her mind, what first came to it, regardless of audience, location, or circumstance. Often, that remark could be biting, which sent people cowering in fear, or in awe. An old school journalist, Ethel demanded perfection from her writers. She screamed over wrong grammar or syntax, swore at PR persons who wrote bad press releases. On a good day, in the middle of editing and closing pages, we would hear her sing out loud, as if she was alone in the big newsroom, nonchalantly. But, that was Ethel, she could get away with most anything. She was queen, after all, and who cared if she couldn’t sometimes hit those high notes? SOFTY SIDE: We, Ethel’s long time colleagues at the Bulletin, also knew the lady’s other side. She could be soft and tender, like the slice of moisty chocolate cake she would offer me in the afternoons when her desk would be flooded with all sorts of pastries and food from everywhere, from people who worshiped at her feet for a square inch of space in her most sought after section.   Dianne Feinstein said, ‘’Toughness doesn’t have to come in a pinstriped suit.’’ Ethel did one better. She dressed elegantly at all times, never forgetting she was one tough lady whose voice was to be taken seriously at all times, whether or not she was joking, or just being her spoiled-little-rich-girl self. Bye, Ethel!.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 9th, 2020

Protection of artists amid Anti-Terror bill sought

PBA Party-list Rep. Jericho Nograles on Monday asked Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to include in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Anti-Terrorism bill a provision that will ensure that the measure will not be used against artists. In a letter dated 22 June addressed to Medialdea, the chairperson of the Anti-Terrorism Council, Nograles […] The post Protection of artists amid Anti-Terror bill sought appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2020

Rights group asks DOJ to recommend veto of anti-terror bill

In a letter addressed to DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra, Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said the controversial anti-terrorism bill “can potentially further constrict the democratic and civic spaces in the Philippines and can have immense impact on the rights and civil liberties of human rights defenders and citizens.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 16th, 2020

Anti-Terrorism Bill Protects Life: Cebu City Mayor

The Anti-Terrorism Bill, once signed by President Rodrigo Duterte into law, will serve as a proactive stance against terrorism in the Philippines that “bolsters its core intent to protect life, liberty, and property from terrorism and to condemn terrorism as inimical to the welfare of the people”. In a statement on June 11, Cebu City […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 14th, 2020

Big gap in fleshing out ATB declared state policy

“The State recognizes that the fight against terrorism requires a comprehensive approach, comprising political, economic, diplomatic, military and legal means, duly taking into account the root causes of terrorism without acknowledging these as justifications for terrorist and/or criminal activities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2020

Bigyang pangil ang batas kontra terorismo

MARAMI ang nag-react sa napipintong pagsasabatas ng Senate Bill No. 1083 o “An Act To Prevent, Prohibit and Penalize Terrorism, Thereby Repealing Republic Act No. 9372 Otherwise Known as the Human Security Act of 2007” kung saan isa tayo sa mga co-authors dahil ikinakabit ng ilang indibidwal at makakaliwang grupo ang panukalang ito sa paglabag sa karapatang pantao......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJun 11th, 2020

House okays anti-terror bill

The House of Representatives on Wednesday night approved on third and final reading the proposed Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, which seeks to prevent, prohibit, and penalize terrorism.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2020

Duterte Certifies Anti-Terror Bill as Urgent

President Rodrigo Duterte has certified as urgent a bill that will give the country’s anti-terrorism law more teeth. Duterte, in a letter to House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday, certified House Bill 6875, as urgent to allow the lower house to expedite the legislative process. He called for the immediate passage of the bill […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2020

Daughter of Filipino referee says Pacquiao cheating statement misconstrued, misinterpreted

In a letter addressed to the "boxing community of the world", Suzy Padilla Tuano came to defense of the 88-year-old referee who was shoved into the ceter of attention after a recent interview during his induction to the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 1st, 2022

EU warns Musk that Twitter faces ban over content moderation – report

EU industry chief Thierry Breton tells Musk to ditch an 'arbitrary' approach in reinstating users, and to agree to an 'extensive independent audit' of the platform in 2023.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2022

CCDRRMO, fire authorities to conduct weekly inspections for fire-free holidays

CEBU CITY, Philippines — To help prevent Christmas and New Year-related fire incidents, the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CCDRRMO) will soon conduct weekly inspections in barangays with firecracker vendors and stores. According to a report from the Cebu City Public Information Office (PIO), the CCDRRMO met with representatives from various government […] The post CCDRRMO, fire authorities to conduct weekly inspections for fire-free holidays appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2022

Revenge of the spoken word

No two bands can be as different and poles apart in their approach as Jack of None and The Brockas. Both are driven by the spoken word as main inspiration for most of their compositions, which can range from frenetic and contrapuntal to slithering shades of downright freeform......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2022