PRO-Cor recognizes outstanding women PNP officers

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, March 5(PIA) -- The Police Regional Office - Cordillera kicked off the Women's Month celebration by recognizing the outstanding women police officers in the region.PRO-.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsMar 6th, 2021

BI probes officers over trafficking women in Syria

The Bureau of Immigration said yesterday it has launched an investigation into allegations that some of its officers were involved in the trafficking of 44 women to work in Syria......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 25th, 2021

Philippines probes immigration officers over trafficking women to Syria

The Philippine immigration bureau said Wednesday it has launched an investigation into allegations that some of its officers were involved in the trafficking of 44 women to work in Syria......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 24th, 2021

BI scam suspects tagged in human trafficking

The group of Bureau of Immigration officers tagged in the so-called “pastillas scam” is the same clique involved in the outbound trafficking of Filipino women, including those duped into working as prostitutes, witnesses told the Senate committee on women and children yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2021

Fabulously MINK

In our last issue, we presented outstanding women achievers. Let’s now celebrate and feature the Sisterhood of MINK — a group of 20 ladies concerned with uplifting the status of women in the workplace and promoting awareness for environmental and climate change issues.  They are generally conscious of their pivotal role in society and more importantly, in […] The post Fabulously MINK appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 11th, 2021

CHR recognizes role of women in addressing pandemic, defending human rights

"Women and girls have shown courage and leadership in responding to the [health] crisis in various fields," said Commissioner Karen Gomez Dumpit, CHR Focal Commissioner for Gender and Women's Rights......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

7 cited as outstanding young men, women of 2020

The Junior Chamber International Philippines, together with The Outstanding Young Men Foundation, the Gerry Roxas Foundation and Advantage Management Consulting Philippines Inc., have concluded the search for the outstanding young men and women of the Philippines for 2020......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2021

THRILLMAKER: Ces Drilon turns over a new leaf

In showbusiness, there will always be the one hit wonders, those people who hit mainstream popularity usually for only one piece of work and become known to the general public solely for that momentary success.  Of course, those of this type are, sooner or later, gone from the public eye and then eventually forgotten.  Then there are the lurkers, as in the online world, they are those who just quietly stay afloat in the sidelines, not hitting it big but somehow able to prolong their presence in the showbiz realm.  Then come the real superstars, those who are able to prolong their relevance by not being boxed in by their past successes and are not afraid to explore and reinvent themselves for a more “current” image.  When one talks about reinvention, favorite pop icon of the 80s, Madonna, always comes to mind.  Locally, there is Vilma Santos-Recto, who has, throughout her career, taken on a lot of image makeovers from her days as a childstar, a teenstar, a dramatic star and now as a star legislator—truly stamping her mark as a Star For All Seasons. In Philippine television, one personality who has, over the decades, managed to successfully take on any role she’s been asked to play is seasoned broadcaster Ces Oreña-Drilon.  From being a very incisive news reporter, she shifted to covering business and then even hosted her own popular business show in the 90s.  From there we all saw her taking on the mainstream news anchoring chores in ABSCBN’s late primetime newscast Bandila, before eventually heading the Lifestyle Ecosystem of the entire network. When the dust coming out of the whole ABSCBN franchise debacle finally settled, regular viewers and fans found Ces still widely present in their mobile devices, with her KUMU ventures Ces and the City and Bawal Ma-Stress Drilon still getting good audience shares.  She has also upped her “influencer” status further by going into various businesses which are not only profitable but are inspiring more and more women to empower themselves though enterprise and hardwork. Very recently, the former Usapang Business host decided that she wanted to do something bigger for the nation—bigger than just giving Filipinos their daily dose of the news.   This is why she recently accepted her election as President of the TOWNS Foundation (The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service).    TOWNS Foundation Incorporated is a national organization of dynamic and effective women who by their common shared activities and interests help transform the lives of the Filipinos.  The association is composed of 160 women, all accomplished in their respective fields, be it in the private or government sectors, who have been working together to help in the country’s development for the past 50 years.  Among the goals of the TOWNS Foundation is the recognition of women achievers which paved the way for the TOWNS Awards.  All TOWNS awardees become members of the foundation. The vision of TOWNS is to have a nation of empowered women who serve as catalysts for national development towards improving quality of life.  Its four-fold mission includes: identifying and recognizing exemplary women; harnessing talents of its members to influence national issues; inspiring women leaders and entrepreneurs; and providing a nurturing environment to TOWNS members. When the COVID19 pandemic hit the country last year, TOWNS joined forces with the UP Medical Foundation, Inc (UPMFI) to source funds that were used to procure PPEs for hospitals all over the country.  The still ongoing campaign has so far raised over P57 Million for countless frontliner beneficiaries. With her election as President, Ces now joins the ranks of former TOWNS Presidents Olivia Ferry, who became ZONTA International President; former PEZA administrator Lilia De Lima; former SSS Administrator Corazon dela Paz-Bernardo; businesswoman  Evelyn Singson; and former DOH Secretary Esperanza Cabral. With Ces now at the helm, we’re certain that the group is now headed to even greater heights of greatness for we know that when Ces starts talking business, she really means it......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

Microsoft Announces 2020 Philippines Partner Awards Winners

Last week, Microsoft Philippines held its 2020 Partner Awards, as part of a global circuit that recognizes Microsoft’s partners for their outstanding, innovative efforts to positively impact customers every year......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2020

DILG Abra recognizes outstanding LGUs

BANGUED, Abra, Nov. 13(PIA) - The Department of the Interior and Local Government led the culmination of Local Government Month observance with the recognition of outstanding local government units.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

PEACETALK: Increasing Female Filipino Peacekeepers and the WPS Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC (MindaNews / 17 October) — In August, the Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2538 (2020), which calls upon the United Nations (UN), its 193 member states, and regional organizations to increase the number of women in military and civilian positions across all levels of peacekeeping operations. The initiative recognizes the significance of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

7 UAE-bound suspected trafficking victims rescued

Immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) barred from leaving the country seven Filipino women who were bound for the United Arab Emirates who were suspected to be human trafficking victims......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2020

APAC Stevie Awards names SM ‘Organization of the Year’

SM Prime Holdings Inc. bagged the “Organization of the Year” Grand Stevie Award, the most coveted award given by the prestigious Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, which recognizes outstanding businesses for creating innovations in the workplace. SM also won the Grand Stevie for “Most Honored Organization” in 2019......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 27th, 2020

Judges question warrants in Kraft massage parlor sex case

By TERRY SPENCER Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida appellate judges on Tuesday questioned the legality of search warrants that let police secretly video record New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others paying for massage parlor sex, pressing a prosecutor on his contention that the warrants were legally valid. Deputy Solicitor General Jeffrey DeSousa found himself repeatedly queried by the three-judge panel as he tried to persuade them that the warrants and searches met all constitutional protections and that they should overturn lower court rulings that barred the recordings' use at trial. Misdemeanor charges against Kraft, 79, and other customers would have to be dropped if those rulings stand, although felony charges against the spa owners might proceed as there is other evidence against them. Kraft and others were charged in February 2019 in a multi-county investigation of massage parlors that included the secret installation of video cameras in the spas' lobbies and rooms. Police say the recordings show Kraft and other men engaging in sex acts with women and paying them. Police say they twice recorded Kraft, a widower, paying for sex at the Orchids of Asia massage parlor. Kraft has pleaded not guilty but issued a public apology. Judge Robert Gross, who presided at the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal hearing, seemed taken aback by DeSousa's contention that he and his colleagues should primarily consider the plain language of the Fourth Amendment. It says judges can issue warrants if police demonstrate probable cause of a crime, that warrants must specify the place to be searched and what can be seized. Gross told DeSousa he seemed to be ignoring numerous rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court expanding Fourth Amendment protections since the 1960s, including some that restrict electronic surveillance by police. “You are getting us off on the wrong foot by focusing on the language of the Fourth Amendment when we should be focusing on the Supreme Court jurisprudence....that is heavily weighted against you,” Gross told DeSousa. The 90-minute hearing included arguments on whether cameras were necessary; on whether the police violated the privacy of customers who simply received massages; and on the proper sanction if the defendants' rights were violated. The attorneys for Kraft and the other defendants argued that police failed to minimize the privacy violations they committed by recording innocent customers, including women, who received legal massages. “These cameras, that were put into private massage rooms where patrons would be undressing as a matter of course, they recorded everything," Kraft attorney Derek Shaffer said. He said Kraft “had the same reasonable expectation of privacy that any massage patron going to a licensed facility would be entitled.” Attorneys also argued the cameras weren't necessary as police already had enough evidence to charge the spa owners, including bank records, website advertising, outside video surveillance and napkins containing bodily fluids retrieved from garbage bins. The only proper punishment for prosecutors and police, they argued, is to throw out all recordings. DeSousa argued that police and prosecutors need the recording to convict the owners of felonies. The owners must be shown receiving payments from the prostitutes and the only way to get that is to install cameras, he said. He said detectives had to fully record all massages, because the sex acts happened at their conclusion and 95% of male customers received one. While no female customers paid for sex, they were few in number and to not record them could be seen as discriminating against men, he said. DeSousa said even if the court finds police violated innocent customers' privacy rights, the Supreme Court has ruled that in most circumstances, only improperly seized evidence should be thrown out. Since Kraft, the other men and the masseuses were engaged in crimes, their recordings should be permitted, he said. “Given the unique and difficult circumstances confronting these officers, the conspiracy, the logistics of the operation, what they reasonably anticipated they would see and the difficulty of knowing at the start of any given massage will this end with a happy ending or will it not, we think what law enforcement did here was entirely reasonable,” DeSousa said. The court usually takes weeks to issue rulings. The losing side will likely appeal to the state Supreme Court, which could accept the case or let the decision stand. If convicted, Kraft would likely receive a fine, community service and other sanctions, but he could also be suspended or otherwise punished by the National Football League......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 1st, 2020

Grizzlies Morant apologizes for anti-police Instagram post

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies rookie guard Ja Morant tweeted and deleted an Instagram post suggesting he’d replace his name with an expletive on his number 12 jersey in a protest against police. The post has since been deleted and Morant apologized Sunday night, saying the message didn't “accurately convey” what he wanted to share and that he knows “there are good cops ‘12’ out there.” “My post was intended to focus on bad cops who get away with the murder of unarmed Black men and women and those who continue to harass peaceful BLACK LIVES MATTER protestors," Morant said. Morant also asked for “justice” in the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman shot and killed by Louisville Metro Police officers who were performing a no-knock warrant. Morant's post came as the NBA, the National Basketball Players Association and Nike were reportedly working on a deal to allow players to replace their names with social justice statements when the NBA season resumes on July 30......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

Neymar scores brace, Mbappe on target in PSG victory

Neymar continued his outstanding start to the season with a brace while Kylian Mbappe marked his return to the team with a goal but also had a penalty saved as Paris Saint-Germain trounced Montpellier 5-2 in Ligue 1 on Saturday. Neymar rolled in a spot-kick to put PSG 2-0 up at the break on a […] The post Neymar scores brace, Mbappe on target in PSG victory appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News2 hr. 1 min. ago

Filipino 'Lolas' struggle for apology from Japan for 'comfort woman' crime

© Provided by Xinhua The aging "Lolas," the Filipino "comfort women" victims, are struggling for an apology from Japan. "I will not stop. If I die, my children and grandchildren will continue the fight. We will continue to renounce w.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News8 hr. 0 min. ago

Premier Padel raises the temperature: These are today’s matches

Round of 16 Mendoza Premier Paddle P1 They actually live in the Aconcagua Arena. After a quiet run in which the top-ranked women advanced without.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 11th, 2022

De Brito asar sa National U

DISMAYADO si Philippine women’s national volleyball head coach Jorge Souza de Brito sa pakikialam ng coaches at team manager ng National University Lady Bulldogs sa kanilang mga isinasagawang pagsasanay para sa darating na Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Cup for Women’s sa Agosto 21-29 sa PhilSports Arena sa Pasig City. The post De Brito asar sa National U first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsAug 11th, 2022

Malixi, Arejola salto sa Last 64

Sablay ang tatlong pambato ng ‘Pinas na pinangungunahan ni Rianne Mikhaela Malixi na makasokpa sa 122nd US Women’s Amateur Golf Championship knockout stage sa Chambers Bay ng University Place sa Washington nitong Martes. The post Malixi, Arejola salto sa Last 64 first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsAug 10th, 2022

RR Enriquez pumalag sa pahayag ni Jaime Fabregas: ‘Di po tayo katulad ni Cardo na ‘di mamatay-matay!

UMALMA ang TV personality na si RR Enriquez sa pahayag ng batikang aktor na si Jaime Fabregas ukol sa muling pagbabalik ng mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) sa kolehiyo. Sa kanyang Instagram account ay ibinahagi niya ang opinyon ukol sa isyu kalakip ang sinabi ni Jaime sa kanyang tweet. Agree naman si RR sa […] The post RR Enriquez pumalag sa pahayag ni Jaime Fabregas: ‘Di po tayo katulad ni Cardo na ‘di mamatay-matay! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2022