Next Page: 10000

          Vintage 1966 Mattel inc Philippines / Barbie baba - Jelenlegi ára: 751 Ft      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
               Vintage 1966 mattel inc  Malayzia Barbi baba

Vintage 1966 Mattel inc Philippines / Barbie  baba
Jelenlegi ára: 751 Ft
Az aukció vége: 2018-07-11 19:29
          Philippines Fears Oil Spill after Ship Runs Aground      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Three holes have been detected in the hull of a cargo vessel which ran aground on July 8 off Agusan del Norte.

[[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
          Celebrity Xian Lim Got to Experience Tough Mudder in Scotland      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Wazzup Pilipinas!

Photo Caption: Tough Mudder Philippines Brand Ambassador Xian Lim, gets to try out Tough Mudder in Scotland.


Actor Xian Lim, Tough Mudder Philippines Brand Ambassador, got to experience Tough Mudder in Scotland just recently.  In his Instagram account, Xian got to share his experience to his close to a million followers.  

Tough Mudder Scotland 2018, which was held at the Drumlanrig Castle & Estate in Thornhill, Scotland, served as the backdrop for the full course length of 10.6 miles, and 27 obstacles, which was enjoyed by 11,000 participants.

Xian Lim got to try obstacles such as Mud Mile, Devil’s Beard, Bale Bonds, Hero Walls, Skid Marked, Birth Canal, Sewer Rat, Kiss of Mud, Funky Monkey, Kong Infinity, among others.

Tough Mudder Philippines Brand Ambassador Xian Lim says, “Alone we can do little, but together we can do so much more.  That’s what I learned here at Tough Mudder.  It is absolutely an amazing experience we had here in Scotland…I can’t wait for July 21-22, when we finally have Tough Mudder in the Philippines.”


Proactive VP Justine Cordero says, “We wanted to bring our Tough Mudder Philippines Brand Ambassador Xian Lim to Scotland, so he can try the various obstacles himself, most of which, we will be bringing to the Philippines this July 21-22, 2018, at Portofino Amore, in Alabang.  This will also be the first Tough Mudder which will be mounted in South East Asia.”

“Our Brand Ambassador Xian Lim was also able to experience himself how the thousands of participants, who didn’t know each other, helped each other  out in going through the various race obstacles; espousing values of teamwork and cooperation.  The Philippines will finally have that Tough Mudder experience this coming July 21-22, 2018.” 

Tough Mudder Legionnaire Chris James, who has joined 81 events in the past, and who also helped Xian in some of the obstacles, says, “It’s all about fun, it is like being a kid again.  It is a fantastic thing to do, and there’s nothing else like it.  You get to be human and have fun.  It doesn’t matter how rich you are, how poor you are, or what your background is.  Everyone just has a really good time, and that’s what it is all about.  That’s why I keep on coming back.  Helping people is a fantastic thing, by just being putting your hand out, someone else will pull you up.”  

“Tough Mudder brings out something tribal and fantastic…it creates a community where people help each other out.  And you don’t tend to see that out there in the real world sometimes,” ends James.

For a quick overview, the event hub and start chute will be at Portofino Amore, Vista Land, located at Daang Hari Road, in Alabang. The course will take in parts of the recently enhanced bike trail along with the rolling hills and various varieties of mud in the adjacent farmland. Tough Mudder course designers have set about creating a challenging, creative and muddy course, combining elements of the natural surroundings and land shaping a few more for your muddy pleasure. The course is as challenging as it is picturesque.

Tough Mudder 5K Basic is priced at P1,700, and comes with an event singlet, racebib, finisher’s shirt and finisher’s headband.  While the Tough Mudder Half - Basic is priced at P2,900 and comes with an event singlet, racebib, finisher’s shirt and finisher’s headband.  

The Tough Mudder 5K - Premium is priced at P3,200, and comes with an event singlet, race bib, drybag (10L), towel, finisher’s shirt and finisher’s headband.

Finally, the Tough Mudder Half-Premium is priced at P4,400 and comes with an event singlet, racebib, drybag (10L), towel, finisher’s shirt and finisher’s headband. 


Tough Mudder in the Philippines is held in partnership with Proactive Sports Management, a sports events company which started in 2012, and is known in the industry for staging various marathons and mass participation events.




Registration is ongoing, for more information, please visit www.toughmudder.ph and FB/ToughMudderPhilippines.
          Kai Ting Chuang Defeats Yodcherry Sityodting to Win One Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Championship      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Wazzup Pilipinas!

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), made a triumphant return to Guangzhou last Saturday night, as the biggest and brightest stars in martial arts came out to showcase their incredible skills. The Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium played host to ONE: BATTLE FOR THE HEAVENS and electrified the crowd with world-class martial arts action. In the main event, “Killer Bee” Kai Ting Chuang of Chinese Taipei captured the inaugural ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Championship with a unanimous decision victory over Yodcherry Sityodtong of Thailand.

In the main event of the evening, 23-year-old “Killer Bee” Kai Ting Chuang of Chinese Taipei put on the performance of a lifetime, upsetting heavy favorite Yodcherry Sityodtong of Thailand in a five-round ONE Super Series Kickboxing title tilt. The three-time WAKO Kickboxing Champion employed a terrific game plan, avoiding Yodcherry’s powerful right hand and roundhouse kicks while countering with impeccable boxing combinations for five whole rounds. In the end, all three judges scored the bout in favor of Chuang to win by unanimous decision, awarding her the inaugural ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Championship.

Kai Ting Chuang, ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion, stated: “I went over this match with my coaches, and we came up with a great game plan which worked out perfectly. Thank you to all the fans who supported me, and especially my team who helped me in preparing for this match.”

In the co-main event of the evening, Filipino-Australian dynamo Reece “Lighting” McLaren made his case for a shot at the ONE Flyweight World Championship with resounding clarity, edging out Japanese veteran Tatsumitsu Wada by way of split decision. McLaren flaunted his fluid striking, repeatedly hammering Wada with stinging punches and lashing leg kicks. Although Wada posed problems on the mat in the opening moments of the bantamweight contest, McLaren’s impeccable grappling was able to pull out all the stops in the last two rounds of the bout, wearing out the Japanese stalwart with powerful takedowns and submission attempts. In the end, McLaren earned two of the three judges’ nods to have his hand raised by split decision.

Moroccan kickboxer Ibrahim El Bouni turned in a stirring performance in his ONE Super Series debut, attaining a first-round knockout win over Australia’s Andre “The Giant” Meunier. El Bouni patiently waited for the right moment to pounce on his hard-hitting counterpart. When he saw a good opening to strike, El Bouni dropped Meunier to the canvas with a thunderous hook. Although Meunier was able to beat the count of ten, El Bouni knew that the finish was within his reach, prompting him to produce another huge knockdown that put his Australian opponent on the mat for good. His stellar conquest of Meunier earned him the GoDaddy Knockout of the Night.

In a clash of promotional newcomers, Chinese ace Fu Chang Xin emerged triumphant, torching Rustem Yensebayev of Kazakhstan with a full display of his well-rounded martial arts skill set. Showcasing his versatility in his maiden assignment as a ONE Athlete, Fu flustered Yensebayev with pinpoint striking before he vindictively took matters to the ground. On the mat, Fu ferociously secured the finish, blasting his Kazakh foe with a relentless barrage of heavy blows that forced referee Yuji Shimada to intervene and call a halt to the contest.

In a ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight bout, Saemapetch of the world-renowned Fairtex gym in Pattaya, Thailand put on an incredible striking showcase, dominating opponent Deividas Danyla of Lithuania over the course of three whole rounds. Operating behind the southpaw stance, Saemapetch cracked Danyla with whipping left roundhouse kicks and slashing left elbows throughout the duration of the bout. In the end, all three judges scored the bout in favor of Saemapetch to win by unanimous decision.

After tasting his first setback in ONE Championship last March, Zhao Zhi Kang of China redeemed himself by defeating compatriot and promotional debutant Ma Xu Dong. Although he went through a rough start at the hands of Ma, Zhao clung onto his submission wizardry, which paid dividends in the third and final round. Zhao put Ma to sleep with a tight guillotine choke to earn the victory.

Former two-time Muay Thai world champion and ONE World Title Challenger Istela Nunes of Brazil made a successful return to ONE Championship after more than a year away from competition, defeating the highly-regarded Gina “Conviction” Iniong of the Philippines. The 25-year-old Brazilian utilized her length and size advantage to keep Iniong out of range for the majority of the contest, and the Team Lakay veteran had difficulty closing the distance. In the end, all three judges saw the bout in favor of Nunes to win by unanimous decision.

25-year-old Shuya “Stealth” Kamikubo of Japan made a successful ONE Championship debut, overpowering martial arts veteran “The Terminator” Sunoto of Indonesia with a masterful grappling performance. After softening up Sunoto with ground-and-pound for the majority of the contest, Kamikubo put the finishing touches in the second round, pouncing on Sunoto with punches from top to win by technical knockout.

22-year-old Peng Xue Wen of China made quick and easy work of former two-time SEA Games Boxing Bronze Medalist Eddey “The Clown” Kalai of Indonesia, winning via first-round technical knockout. After trading kicks at the center of the ONE Championship ring, the two began to trade punches. Although he was swapping hard blows with a highly-decorated boxer, it did not deter Peng, who caught Kalai with an overhand right that dropped the Indonesian instantly. Follow-up punches on the ground ended matters just under a minute into the contest, earning Peng the stoppage victory.

Kicking off ONE: BATTLE FOR THE HEAVENS were strawweights Robin Catalan of the Philippines and Adrian Mattheis of Indonesia. After an impressive striking performance for two rounds, Catalan caught Mattheis with a heel hook midway through the second frame. With Mattheis in no position to escape, Catalan put the pressure on the submission and forced the tap.

Official results for ONE: BATTLE FOR THE HEAVENS
ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World Championship bout: Kai Ting Chuang defeats Yodcherry Sityodtong by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 5 rounds
Flyweight bout: Reece McLaren defeats Tatsumitsu Wada by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds
ONE Super Series Kickboxing Catch Weight bout (105.0kg): Ibrahim El Bouni defeats Andre Meunier by Knockout (KO) at 1:31 minutes of round 1
Catch Weight bout (66.5kg): Fu Chang Xin defeats Rustem Yensebayev by TKO (Strikes) at 4:32 minutes of round 1
ONE Super Series Muay Thai Bantamweight bout: Saemapetch Fairtex defeats Deividas Danyla by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Catch Weight bout (68.0kg): Zhao Zhi Kang defeats Ma Xu Dong by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 1:08 minutes of round 3
Women’s Atomweight bout: Istela Nunes defeats Gina Iniong by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Bantamweight bout: Shuya Kamikubo defeats Sunoto by TKO (Strikes) at 3:54 minutes of round 2
Strawweight bout: Peng Xue Wen defeats Eddey Kalai by TKO (Strikes) at 0:57 minutes of round 1
Strawweight bout: Robin Catalan defeats Adrian Mattheis by Submission (Heel Hook) at 2:10 minutes of round 2

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONEChampionship.

          Benildean filmmakers make it to FACINE 25      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Wazzup Pilipinas!
Four capstone projects from the Digital Filmmaking program of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) School of Design and Arts (SDA) will vie for the Best Short Film at FACINE 25: The 25th Annual Filipino International Cine Festival from October 18 to 21 in San Francisco, California.

Among those which made it as finalist to FACINE's short film competition are "Caramel Child" by Kim Timan, "Rufyla" by Coleen Tanco, "Suerte" by Carlo Fajarda, and the documentary "Hope Spots" by Joseph Dominic Cruz.





"Caramel Child," co-written by Timan with Palanca awardee Lino Balmes, is a light drama about a Filipino-American girl Katherine Kaye Jones (Angelica Ulip), or Kakay, who tries her best to look for her absentee father. Kakay's curiosity is triggered by a regional science quiz bee poster and an American client (Savino Bellini) of her mother (Sue Prado). It won Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Performer and Best Musical Score (Marcus Santos and Joseph Salcedo) at Pelikultura: The CALABARZON Film Festival 2018. It also brought home the Best Screenplay award from De La Salle University’s Indie Un-film Festival 2017 and competed in the short film category of Cinema One Originals Festival last year.




In "Suerte," two student filmmakers are shooting a documentary about the drug trade within their city until it descends into a very dangerous obsession for them. As they go on along with their subjects, they slowly become characters in their own film, crossing the line between observer and creator. The film competed at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, 28th Singapore Int'l Filmfest and Taipei Film Festival in Taiwan.




In "Rufyla," a T'boli tribeswoman dances for a living and encounters a dramatic turn of events in pursuit of a better life for her family. The short film is a CineFilipino 2018 student category finalist.

"Hope Spots," a finalist in the documentary category of UP Cinema's Piling Obrang Vidyo, looks into the debut of women wrestlers in a fight sponsored by the Philippine Wresting Revolution. It zeroes in on the local professional wrestling scene, presenting the polarizing sport of pro wrestling through the lens of the homegrown promotions' first female talent.






The competition will open FACINE 25 on October 18 at the San Francisco Main Library and the SF Philippine Consulate. The winner will receive a $100 cash prize and certificate of recognition. Special citations will also be awarded in any category upon the jury's discretion.

Aside from the four Benildean student films, "Hulid" (Lie Together) by BenildeFilm program coordinator Jan Philippe Carpio also made it to the competition. The experimental narrative questions sexual pleasure, voyeurism, detachment and the paradox of public anonymity.

The selected films cover a wide range of format, genre, style and subject, with varying lengths of 45 minutes and less, both student and professional works, including notably films by non-Filipino filmmakers with the Filipino as subject.

"The finalists cover a wide range of genre, format, style and subject, all 45 minutes and less in length, both student and professional works, including notably films by non-Filipino filmmakers with the Filipino as subject," FACINE Director Mauro Feria Tumbocon Jr. said.

Meanwhile, nine full-length films will slug it out for the Best Film and other awards in the main competition from October 19 to 21 at the Roxie Theater, also in San Francisco. Vying for awards in the different categories are "2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten" written by Jason Paul Laxamana and directed by Petersen Vargas; "Bomba" by Ralston Jover, "Kita Kita" by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo; "Meet Me in St. Gallen" by Irene Emma Villamor; "Melodrama / Random / Melbourne" by Matthew Victor Pastor; "Ang Pamilyang Hindi Lumuluha" by Mes de Guzman; "Pauwi Na" by Paolo Villaluna; "Tale of the Lost Boys" by Joselito Altarejos; and "Tu Pug Imatuy" written by Arnel Mutia Mardoquio and directed by Arbi Barbarona.

FACINE is organized by the Filipino Arts and Cinema International, a nonprofit media arts organization that aims to promote and develop Filipino cinema from the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora. It has organized the festival for the past 25 years.

          Maine Mendoza Signs with Universal Records      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Wazzup Pilipinas!
(L-R) Universal Records Operations Manager Peter Chan, Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Maine Mendoza, Business Manager Rams David

After weeks of anticipation, Maine Mendoza has officially signed a record deal with Universal Records. The contract signing was held at the Universal Records office. Present during the signing were Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go, Operations Manager Peter Chan, Business Manager Rams David, and Maine. 



Hints of Maine’s signing first hit the web after Universal Records posted a teaser photo of a ‘mystery girl’ wearing a leather jacket bearing the word Universal on it. Fans were quick to catch on, as #MaineForUniversalRecords became the #1 Trending Topic on Twitter in the Philippines and Worldwide not long after the teaser was posted.


Watch full #TheBigReveal video on Youtube here


The mystery girl was finally shown to be non-other than Maine herself on June 22, as posted through a Big Reveal video, further exciting her fans.

Signing with Universal Records is just the latest accolade for the 23 year-old star, as she celebrates her third anniversary in show business. Rising to stardom after being introduced as Yaya Dub on the hit noontime show Eat Bulaga, Maine has amassed a number of endorsements, TV shows, box-office hits, and a best-selling book. Now, Maine is more than ready to trade in her dubsmash skills to pursue a recording career, adding to her many talents.



Maine with Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy-Go


Talking about Maine’s signing, Kathleen Dy-Go, General Manager of Universal Records says “We’re very happy to welcome Maine into the Universal Records family, and very excited to be working with her for her upcoming projects.”

Maine now joins Gary Valenciano, Christian Bautista, Noel Cabangon, The CompanY, Parokya ni Edgar, Gloc-9, Sponge Cola, Ice Seguerra, Shanti Dope, Christian Bautista, and Elmo Magalona in the elite roster of Universal Records’ prime artists.

Stay tuned for Maine's debut single under Universal Records this 2018.


For more updates, follow Universal Records on Instagram @universalrecordsph and Twitter @universalrecph, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/universalrecordsph and YouTube.

          Cusi Brings Electricity Trading Closer to Autonomy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


Wazzup Pilipinas!

THE NEW BOARD: Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi with the newly-elected Board Members of the Philippine ElectricityMarket Corporation (PEMC) during its Annual General Membership Meeting on Monday, 25 June 2018. In photo (L-R) are Peter Wallace, Eugenio Roxas, Elenita Go, Rolando Cagampan, Allan Laniba, Felino Herbert Agdigos, Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, Noel Aboboto, Nino Juan, Ronald Dylan Concepcion, Gilbert Pagobo, Rauf Tan, Oscar Ala.

Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi on Monday welcomed the first election of members of the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) board of directors, a step that moves the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) closer to attaining Independent Market Operator (IMO) status.

Fifteen board members, including 11 sectoral representatives, were elected during PEMC's Annual General Membership Meeting at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria.

The elected board members were Emmanuel V. Rubio (SN Aboitiz Power), Victor Emmanuel B. Santos Jr. (First Gen), Elenita Go (SMC Global Power), Juan Eugenio L. Roxas (FDC Utilities, Inc.), Rolando M. Cagampan (Meralco), Allan L. Laniba (LEYECO III), Felino Herbert Palpallatoc Agdigos (Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative), Gilbert A. Pagobo (Mactan Electric Company, Inc.), Noel Villas Aboboto (Team Energy), Atty. Ronald Dylan P. Concepcion (National Grid Corporation of the Philippines), and Atty. Francis Saturnino C. Juan (Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines).

Four new independent directors were also elected namely, Rauf A. Tan, Atty. Oscar E. Ala, Jesus Lim Arranza, and Peter Leslie Wallace.

“It has been a fruitful two years. Now we look forward to a new era, as PEMC’s elected representatives take over the reins of governing the electricity market,” Cusi said in a speech during the event.

The election of a new PEM Board brings the industry a step closer to the long-delayed transition to the IMO.
Cusi has remained firm in calling for the IMO’s establishment, which is already overdue for more than a decade from what the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 originally required.

While PEMC and the IMO will be independent from the government, the DOE will maintain oversight of the WESM operations.

“The DOE’s involvement with the WESM needs to be close enough for the Department to understand key developments, while keeping enough distance from the market’s daily functions. The Energy Department will remain the ultimate guardian of WESM rules and manuals. Together with the Energy Regulatory Commission, we will protect our consumers against industry breaches and anti-competitive behavior,” Cusi said.

Under the transition plan approved earlier this year, the IMO will manage operations of the WESM while PEMC will remain the spot market’s governing body.

          PH, Partner Countries to Boost Biomass Utilization      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   






Wazzup Pilipinas!
UNITED FOR E-POWER: Undersecretary Benito L. Ranque, Head of the Philippine Delegation, and other participants make the E-Power Mo fist during the Capacity Building on Biomass Workshop on 3 July 2018 in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The event is part of the 6th Power and Energy Infrastructure Cluster Meeting, which aims to promote the use of renewable energy resources, specifically biomass and biofuels. E-Power Mo‘s E-Diskarte principle encourages the utilization of renewable and alternative energy sources.

The Department of Energy (DOE) hosted on Tuesday (3 July), an international conference and capacity building workshop on biomass, as part of the overall strategy for sustainable energy development in Southeast Asia.

The workshop was conducted under the auspices of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA), which is part of the 6th Power and Energy Infrastructure Cluster (PEIC) Meeting. This activity underscores the importance of biomass and biofuels as abundant indigenous resources in the region for power supply and rural electrification.

“It is fundamental to the country’s sustainable energy agenda to develop and utilize our indigenous renewable energy resources. This is vital to achieving energy self-reliance, strengthening climate change mitigation measures and ushering in socio-economic advancement in rural areas,” said Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi in his opening remarks that was delivered by Undersecretary Benito L. Ranque. 



Cusi further emphasized that renewable energy is key to progress. “It empowers more than our cities, more than our machines and more than entire industries. Renewable energy fuels our movement towards the rebuilding of this nation.”

The Philippines, Indonesia and Sarawak, Malaysia presented their respective bioenergy policies, utilization technologies and policy implementation updates to about 80 participants comprised of international delegates, local government units, national government agencies, and electric cooperatives.

The workshop enabled BIMP-EAGA Member States to exchange best practices, initiatives and experiences on the effective implementation of a bioenergy and biofuels program.

The event was also an opportunity for the agency to promote the investment potential of the Philippines, particularly in Palawan and Mindanao, given their vast biomass reserves and suitable plantation areas.

The DOE also presented the Biomass Resource Assessment, a product of the technical assistance program funded by the United States Agency for International Development in 2013. The study revealed that biomass utilization would yield a potential power generation capacity of 4,448 megawatts (MW). It would also reduce CO2 emissions by an estimated 17.25 million tons.

In July 2017, BIMP-EAGA PEIC conducted a similar workshop on solar energy utilization for rural electrification in Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia.

The BIMP-EAGA sub-regional cooperation initiative was established to help member states address social and economic challenges in remote territories. For the Philippines, the focal areas are Mindanao and Palawan.

Since the passage of the Biofuels Act of 2006 and the Renewables Act of 2008, the country has been implementing a 2% coco-methyl ester blend for diesel and a 10% ethanol blend on gasoline. In addition, total installed capacity for biomass is already at 530 MW. 



BIOMASS FORUM: DOE-Renewable Energy Management Bureau Director Mylene C. Capongcol (C), Assistant Director Marissa P. Cerezo (R) and Biomass Energy Management Division Chief Ruby B. De Guzman (L) led the open forum as panelists during the Capacity Building on Biomass Workshop on 3 July 2018 in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.


GO FOR BIOMASS: Energy Undersecretary Benito L. Ranque delivers Energy Sec. Alfonso G. Cusi’s message for the Capacity Building on Biomass Workshop, as part of the 6th Power and Energy Infrastructure Cluster meeting held in Palawan.

          Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables has Landed in the Philippines!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Wazzup Pilipinas!

Turn your kids’ days from ordinary to extraordinary with this New Treat

Is that a spaceship or a UFO? No, it’s just the new Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables!

Moms often want to turn their kids’ days from ordinary to extraordinary and make every day special. Luckily, the new Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables is now here to help turn ordinary moments into joyful experiences! Giving joyful everyday little rewards to their kids is one way to spark a sense of wonder!

If you’re looking for everyday little rewards to enjoy with your children, Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables are surely the wonderful treats for you! With Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables, your kids can wonder at the unique space-ship-like packaging. Inside they can enjoy the delicious taste of Cadbury chocolate in a unique spoonable format. For its launch in the Philippines, Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables also comes with a collectible Pokemon toy! Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables will enable you to create more bonding opportunities with your kids. They’ll be excited to unbox their new toy!

You can give your kids Cadbury Daily Milk Lickables as everyday little rewards when they do their homework, complete house chores, or remember to say please and thank you! Or better yet, enjoy them together. You can make even the most ordinary moments more joyful and special with these wonderful treats! 











As a world leader in chocolates, Cadbury Dairy Milk offers this new way to enjoy bonding moments with your kids. It’s an exciting offering for the growing market of parent-to-child treats. In 2017, the well-loved Cadbury Dairy Milk brand launched the yummy Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables in India. Now it’s available in South East Asia including Malaysia and the Philippines! It is one more fun way you can enjoy the Cadbury Dairy Milk taste you know and love. 



So add more sense of wonder and joy into your lives with Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables! These everyday little rewards will turn ordinary moments into joyful experiences. Your kids will have the best of both worlds too! A yummy treat, and a fun toy they can keep and collect! Cadbury Dairy Milk Lickables will be available at your leading department stores, supermarkets, and convenience stores for only P46.50*! Grab one to have a fun, extraordinary, and joyful day with your kids!

          Philippines Hosts Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Wazzup Pilipinas!
As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concludes the commemoration of its 50thanniversary, the Philippines marks the historic occasion by hosting a contemporary art exhibition featuring ten artists who will represent each ASEAN member state.

The exhibit titled Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia is curated by noted art historian, scholar, and curator Patrick D. Flores.

It will be held simultaneously in three major art institutions in the Philippines: the Metropolitan Museum of Manila (MET Manila), the University of the Philippines Vargas Museum, and the Yuchengco Museum.

The exhibition’s artists from the region will gather in Manila to open the exhibition on August 8 (MET Manila), 9 (Yuchengco Museum), and 10 (Vargas Museum) with a series of programs for each venue. The opening reception of each venue starts at 5pm. The exhibition will be on view from August 10 to October 6, 2018.

The project is presented by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through the Dalubhasaan Para sa Edukasyon sa Sining at Kultura (DESK) with the support of the Office of Senator Loren Legarda.

“Ties of history” is a phrase taken from a document signed by ASEAN’s founding members on August 8, 1967. The document describes “a region already bound together by ties of history and culture.” A region that is “conscious that in an increasingly interdependent world, the cherished ideals of peace, freedom, social justice, and economic well-being are best attained by fostering good understanding, good neighbourliness and meaningful cooperation among the countries of the region.” The document gave birth to the regional organization, which taken as a collective is the world’s 5th largest economy. 

Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia is a survey of contemporary art, on the one hand. On the other, it is a diligent study of a particular practice. The project selects three works of each artist from the ASEAN countries to be exhibited in three institutions. This enables the exhibition to present a more in-depth look into the interests of the artist and allows the audience from different parts of the city to view the exhibition.

As Flores, who was recently appointed as Artistic Director of Singapore Biennale 2019, explains, “this undertaking…draws attention to the thoughtful and sensitive process of artistic transformation and maturity and tries to avoid the tendency of survey exhibitions to merely select the most popular or the most accessible.”

“It also reminds us that artistic practice is not fully formed but rather gleaned in the condition of constant forming. It is this constant forming that the project endeavors to curate,” he adds.

NCCA Chairman Virgilio S. Almario agrees that “[t]here is much to gain in gathering the talents of the region in order to view not only their works but to also reflect on the realities each of them respond to.” He further emphasizes that “it is a proud moment that the Philippines initiates this celebration of ASEAN artists.”

Almario also remarks on the importance of the ASEAN in the current climate. For him, “[the] ASEAN is a unique regional organization because it aims to be known to the world as one community despite its diversity in religion, race and culture. In a world troubled by differences in belief, finding peace may be meditated through art that lets us see the threads that string us together.”

Senator Loren Legarda, one of the Philippines leading cultural advocates, expresses her pride with the recent developments in Philippine contemporary art: “Support for Philippine contemporary art is at its peak with our participation at the Venice Biennale for four consecutive years after a 51-year absence, with Dr. Flores as the first curator since our re-entry. This collaborative endeavor further puts the country at the center of contemporary art globally, not just in Asia. I invite our ASEAN neighbors to continue this art project annually or in the form of a biennial in the same manner by which we host political and economic affairs in ASEAN.”

Featured Artists

Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia aims to identify artists from across generations who have demonstrated both responsiveness and range in relation to the concerns of aesthetic material and socio-historical contexts.

A contemporary artist based in Singapore known for her collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to art, Amanda Heng (b. 1951) explores social issues in the context of Singapore’s inter-cultural social milieu.

Roberto Feleo (b. 1954) is a seminal Philippine artist whose works are sharp sociohistorical commentaries on Philippine myth and history and creative investigations into local materials and techniques.

Known for his practice that includes the use of natural materials and traditional tools used in Indonesian craft, Anusapati (b. 1957) has inspired a younger generation of artists disposed to respond to craft, modernism, and the environment.

Do Hoang Tuong (b. 1960) of Vietnam belongs to an influential generation of abstract painters in the South of Vietnam in the 1990s. From an academic perspective and within the narrative space of his paintings, he expresses the desire of a founding condition of a new subjectivity.

Savanhdary Vongpoothorn (b. 1971) was born in Laos and came to Australia in 1979. Her practice implicates Lao cultural references interwoven with Australian and other cultural mediations in a productive space of resettlement.

Working with photography and the moving image, Chris Chong Chan Fui (b. 1972) from Malaysia questions and redirects how humans work within such intersecting fields as economics and ecology.

Jedsada Tangtrakulwong (b. 1972) lives and works in Thailand. His practice is informed by Thai cultural sign systems and reflects on the delicacy of daily existence.

Min Thein Sung (b. 1978), born and based in Myanmar, works with and on motifs, media, and processes inspired by the everyday and his childhood.

Artist and curator Vuth Lyno (b. 1982) from Cambodia is the Co-founding Artistic Director of Sa Sa Art Projects, an artist-run space initiated by the Stiev Selapak collective in Phnom Penh. His artistic and curatorial practice is primarily participatory in nature, exploring collective learning and experimentation.

Working with organic materials, Yasmin Jaidin (b. 1987), a contemporary artist from Brunei, interrogates how these elements are often overlooked in the context of contemporary life.



Selection Process

A network of practitioners in contemporary art in the region was consulted in the selection of artists for the exhibition. These advisors include Ahmad Mashadi, Head of the National University of Singapore Museum; Khim Ong, Deputy Director, Curatorial Programmes at Nanyang Technological University Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore); Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani, independent curator, writer, and lecturer of Southeast Asian contemporary art; and independent curator and scholar Grace Samboh.

Public Program

The public is invited to join an artist talk and roundtable discussion with the advisors from the region as they discuss contemporary art in Southeast Asia on August 11 at the MET Museum of Manila. There will also be a public and education program to feature talks and lectures by scholars of and practitioners in the region in the duration of the exhibition’s run.

For details relating to the exhibition’s education programs, please check our social media pages @tiesofhistory or email us at info@tiesofhistory.org to be added to our mailing list.


L-R, clockwise- Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia featured artists— Amanda Heng (Singapore), Roberto Feleo (Philippines), Anusapati (Indonesia), Do Hoang Tuong (Vietnam), Chris Chong Chan Fui (Malaysia), Yasmin Jaidin (Brunei), Min Thein Sung (Myanmar), Vuth Lyno (Cambodia), Jedsada Tangtrakulwong (Thailand), Savanhdary Vongpoothorn (Laos)


Philippines Hosts Exhibition of Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia


Exhibition:                            Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia

Venue:                                    Metropolitan Museum of Manila
University of the Philippines Vargas Museum
Yuchengco Museum

Dates:                                     August 8 to October 6, 2018

Social Media:                        @tiesofhistory

Opening Reception:             5pm – 9pm
August 8 at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila
                                                August 9 at the Yuchengco Museum
            August 10 at the Vargas Museum


          FDCP Reveals Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018 Lineup during Grand Launch       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Wazzup Pilipinas!

Eight incredible films have been selected by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and were formally announced during the Pista ng Pelikulag Pilipino (PPP) Grand Launch last July 9, 2018 at Sequioa Hotel, Quezon City.

The 2018 lineup which will be screened in all cinemas nationwide on August 15-21, 2018 were introduced by FDCP Chairperson Liza Diño. PPP offers a diverse set of films which pushes the envelope of the movie genres that Filipinos grew to love. These films are “Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa Wifi” directed by Jun Robles Lana under The IdeaFirst Company, “Bakwit Boys” directed by Jason Paul Laxamana under T. Rex Entertainment, “Madilim Ang Gabi” directed by Adolf Alix Jr., under Deus Lux Mea Films, “Pinay Beauty” directed by Jay Abello under Quantum Films and Epic Media, “Signal Rock” directed by Chito Roño under Cape Signal Rock (CSR) Films PH, “The Day After Valentine’s” directed by Jason Paul Laxamana under Viva Films, “Unli Life directed by Miko Livelo under Regal Entertianment Inc. and “We Will Not Die Tonight” directed by Richard Somes under Strawdogs Studio Production. The films' respective directors and artists were also present during the announcement.

“The Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino proved to be such a success especially in getting our Fillipino audiences to support a full lineup of Filpino films in one week of playdate, and we are proud that this year, we get to showcase more films of different and elevated genres that will not just entertain but will encourage discussions among the Filipino audience. There's a film for everyone and we are looking forward to everyone's support again to all of our films," said Diño.

In addition to the main entries, PPP will also showcase the Special Feature Section which will be screened in selected cinemas. The Section includes, among others, films from local independent film festivals in 2017, with “High Tide” directed by Tara Illenberger from TOFARM, “Paki” directed by Giancarlo Abrahan from CinemaOne Originals, and “Tu Pug Imatuy” directed by Arnel Barbarona from Sinag Maynila.

Short films will also be featured in PPP through Sine Kabataan Short Film Competition which will be paired with the PPP full feature entries. Proudly presented by Official Ambassador Sine Kabataan, Mr. Ice Seguerra, the films include “Alas-Nuebe ng Tanghali” directed by Enalyn Legaspi,”Anonymous Student Vlog” directed by Christian Babista, “Bahay-bahayan” directed by Bryan Spencer Reyes, “Bato Bato Pik” directed by Ardinian Jaq Sanque and Lorys Plaza, “Isang Tula para sa Nawawala directed by Rodemille Singh,“Koleksyong Pamalo” directed by Len Frago, “Masaya Ako” directed by Daniel Edwin Delgado and Tiara Angelia Nicolas, and “Runner” directed by Levi Jun Miscala.

Launched in August 2017, PPP is a seven-day exclusive screening of quality genre Filipino films  in all cinemas nationwide in line with the Buwan ng Wika. Now on its second year, FDCP aims to further maximize this time to holistically conduct a series of events and forms of support for Filipino films, from  celebratory fiestas for the public to educational fora and conferences for film industry professionals. 
PPP is presented in partnership with Unicef, Globe #PlayItRight, SOLAR Entertainment Corporation, Outpost Visual Frontier, ThinkBit, and Sequioa Hotel, and its major media partners Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEED), CNN Philippines, PEP.ph, MOR 101.9 For Life. It is also supported by The Manila Bulletin, Malaya, the Philippine Star, Wish 107.5 and Push.com, as well as by the following government partners, Philippine Information Agency (PIA)

Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Commission on Culture and Arts (NCCA), and the Local Government of Quezon City.

Pista will run from August 15-21, 2018 in all cinemas nationwide.




Official PPP Entries
Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WIFI
Genre:              Romantic Comedy
Writer:               Jun Robles Lana
Director:             Jun Robles Lana
Cast:                   Sue Ramirez, Markus Paterson and Jameson Blake
A girl develops an allergy to Wi-Fi and is forced to live in a remote province, pushing her to reevaluate her relationships and the boy she believes is her one true love.

Bakwit Boys
Genre:                Musical Romance
Writer:                Jason Paul Laxamana
Director:             Jason Paul Laxamana
Cast:                  Vance Larena, Nikko Natividad, Ryle Santiago and Mackie Empuerto
Four brothers known as the Bakwit Boys get a shot at their dreams when a rich city girl discovers their music talent.

Madilim ang Gabi
Genre:                Suspense Political Thriller
Writer:                Adolfo Alix Jr.
Director:             Adolfo Alix Jr.
Cast:                  Gina Alajar, Philip Salvador and Felix Roco
A couple is caught up in drug war when their son goes missing.


Pinay Beauty
Genre:                Comedy
Writer:                Allan Habon and Rod Marmol
Director:             Jay Abello
Cast:                  Chai Fonacier and Edgar Allan Guzman
Pinay Beauty is about the perennial quest of a typical Filipina to look Caucasian and the cost they entail.

Signal Rock
Genre:                Drama
Writer:                Rody Vera
Director:             Chito Rono
Cast:                  Christian Bables, Francis Magundayao, Elora Espano and Mon Confiado
Intoy, a carefree no-hoper in  a small town decides to help his sister in Finland win a child custody battle.

The Day After Valentines
Genre:                Romance Drama
Writer:                Jason Paul Laxamana
Director:             Jason Paul Laxamana
Cast:                  Bella Padilla and JC Santos
A distraught man named Kai meets Lani, a woman who helps him mend his brokenness and soon tags her as his “Ms. Repairman.”

Unli Life
Genre:                Comedy
Writer:                Ferdinand Aguas and Jan Freud Gallon
Director:             Miko Livelo
Cast:                  Vhong Navarro, Joey Marquez, Winwyn Marquez and Ejay Falcon
Benedict, a famous podcast DJ is given several chances to travel back in time to change events that affects his lovelife whenever he drinks ‘wishky’ in a bar called “Turning Point.”

We Will Not Die Tonight
Genre:                High Octane Action-Thriller
Writer:                Richard V. Somes and Eloisa Francia
Director:             Richard V. Somes
Cast:                  Erich Gonzales and Alex Medina
Kray is a stuntwoman, an aspiring actress and an all around racketeer who can’t seem to get a break. A botched deal gone into a total haywire will challenge her principles and skillset.

Sine Kabataan Entries

Alas-Nuebe ng Tanghali
Directed by: Enalyn Legaspi
Three children were about to change their lives after a police officer caught them inhaling a rugby.

Anonymous Student Vlog
Directed by Christian A. Babista
A young girl accidentally witnessed a crime while filming her vlog.

Bahay-bahayan
Directed by Bryan Spencer Reyes
A young girl who dreams of becoming a mother suddenly becomes one when a baby is left at her doorstep.

Bato Bato Pick
Directed by Ardinian Jaq Sanque and Lorys Plaza
Unwanted pregnancy has caught a young couple in the midst of turmoil.

Isang Tula para sa Nawawala
Directed by Rodemille Singh
A young man finds himself searching for his mother in Hong Kong bringing with him the hope of seeing her again after ten years.

Koleksyong Pamalo
Directed by Len Frago
A boy collects all stuff used by his mother to beat him for disciplinary sanctions.

Masaya ako
Directed by Daniel Edwin Delgado and Tiara Angelica Nicolas
A boy faces many challenges in his life - separation of parents, unfaithful love and bullying. Until when will he keep on smiling?

Runner
Directed by: Levi Jun Miscala
A boy wants to continue his secondary education by becoming an athlete but his inauspicious boss obstructed this aspiration.

          Philippines’ Duterte sees lowest rating since becoming president      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Author: 
Reuters
article author: 
ID: 
1531222573034984800
Tue, 2018-07-10 11:18

MANILA: Satisfaction in Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte fell to the lowest of his presidency since coming into office in 2016, an independent survey showed on Tuesday.
Net satisfaction, used by pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) as a rating of the president’s performance, was down 11 points from the first quarter to 45 in the survey of 1,200 Filipinos conducted in the last week of June.
It was the president’s lowest rating in eight surveys taken since 2016. In the first quarter of this year, Duterte’s rating slipped to 56 percent from 58 percent in December 2017.

Main category: 

          Comment on Coffee Break: Anchors and Adjustments by Patricia Barraclough      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I can view this as a parent, but want to respond more from your son's point of view. I was sort of in his shoes. Within 4 weeks of graduating from college, I left for the Peace Corps in the Philippines. That was in 1968 and things were a bit calmer than they are now. There were still problems with people being shot, communist guerrillas moving into my district, and student anti-American sentiment. I lived at home while attending college and this would be the first time I had been away from home except for 3 months of student teaching. I am sure my mother had her misgivings, but as an excited 21 year old ready to take on the world, I never considered it. Yes things happened but I didn't write the family everything that went on. Mail was the only way to communicate then and letters took weeks. You will have much better communication options now. With the "ignorance" of youth, I figured if anything happened to me the impact wouldn't be that great. Yes, my family would be upset, but no one relied on me for their existence. Now as a parent, my viewpoint has definitely changed. I worry about our children's futures, their success, and their safety. I am sure I have earned the grey hairs I am getting. Payment of sorts for the ones I gave my mother. My favorite scripture and the one that has guided my life is the Beatitudes. Your son will have a wonderful experience and grow in many ways because of it. He will also have an impact on those he works with and comes in contact with. Relax, Mom. That separation will be difficult. It will be hard not to worry, but you too will grow. Know you raised him right and prepared him well for this experience. As parents, that is all we can do.
          From Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Philippines      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
His Excellency Mr Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Excellency, On behalf of the Government and people of the Philippines, I congratulate Your Excellency on the occasion of your Republic Day
          Jobs: Seeking female vocalist to join electronicpoprock duo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Skills: Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Singer, Writer, Guitar Player, Horn Player, Keyboard Player, Piano Player, Saxophone Player, Violin Player
Gender: Female
Genres: Alternative, Contemporary, Dance, Electronic, Latin, Pop, Rock, Soundtrack/Film Music, Traditional, Vocal, World
Location: PHILIPPINES
Compensation: Free
Time Frame: No Time Frame

[display this job]
          A Tribute to the Thai Cave Rescuers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The good news is spreading that all twelve members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach have been rescued from a flooded cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Bangkok sisters Aruni Aunhawarakorn and Jantima Manasviyoungkul have been working on an illustration of the many people and entities involved in the rescue operation. They've updated their work several times, and above is the latest version. See the image full-size at Facebook. The 12 soccer players and their coach are represented by boars. Notice the last one out of the cave is larger than the others -that's the coach. The other animals are representative of:

White Elephant - Former Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osatanakorn

White Horse - The royal family and various Thai government agencies

Red Cross Horse - Medical team and nurses

Seals - Navy SEALs

Frogs - Other divers

Duck - The geography team

Blue Lion - British rescue team

Black Yellow and Red Lion - Belgian rescue team

Red White and Blue Lion - Netherlands rescue team

Kangaroo - Australian rescue team

Panda - Chinese team

Crane - Japanese rescue team

Moose - Swedish rescue team

Tiger - Myanmar rescue team

Brown Elephant - Laos rescue team

Eagle - American rescue team

Bear - Finnish rescue team

Rooster - French rescue team

Hawk - Rescue teams from the Philippines, Germany, and the Czech Republic

Beaver - Canadian rescue team

Swan - Danish rescue team

Cobra - Israeli rescue team

Iron Man - Elon Musk

Dog - K9 teams

Swallows - A team of climbers from Libong, Thailand

Dragon - Water pumping and drilling teams

Pig - Local farmers

Birds - Reporters

One Crow - Problems and those who would sow discord

Notice one of the seals has a halo and wings. That represents former Thai Navy SEAL Saman Gunan, who died in the rescue effort. Read more about this illustration at Buzzfeed.


          Vox Pops – Optimizing Renewable Energy Opportunities In The Philippines      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

How the Philippines can optimize its great renewable energy potential – solar, wind, hydro, bioenergy, and geothermal – was one […]

The post Vox Pops – Optimizing Renewable Energy Opportunities In The Philippines appeared first on GE Reports.


          Offer - Outsourcing Will Surely Aid Cost Saving When all Other Cost-Saving Techniques Fail! - USA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
To a company, business or individual who hasn’t experienced the incredible power of outsourcing in saving cost, the assertion above may sound overboard. But, in all truthfulness, if you have struggled so hard in vain to greatly reduce business running cost and maximize profit, you should try outsourcing!An Overview of OutsourcingIt is most likely you’re not hearing the word outsourcing for the first time. But, it’s possible you don’t have a good grasp of what this term is all about. In a nutshell and without any ambiguity, outsourcing is simply hiring someone or a company to perform certain business tasks from their own location/office.It’s just like a contractual work relationship. And, just like other job contracts, outsourcing comes with cost saving benefits and even much more than the regular contractual job relationships.See How Outsourcing Helps to Save Huge CostYou are not spending a dime on setting up an office for the employees. It is cost intensive to set up an office space for new employees. From renting a space to equipping the space with the necessary office equipment’s, a company or business will definitely dig deep into its profit to set up a new space, plus regular maintenance expenses.But, with outsourcing, the outsourcing company or freelancer doesn’t need your own space to offer their services to you. Some of them work from home, while some have their own already-set space for the task you need accomplished. So, when you calculate the enormous cost you’ve bypassed by taking advantage of someone else’s office space, it is indeed desirable and impressive.The outsourcing provider is not paid allowances and there’s no need for healthcare schemes. These are significant items of expenditure when it comes to full-time staffing. And of course, these allowances (e.g. housing allowance) and health-care programs) are often not optional. They dent the profit of any company significantly.On the other hand, the employee who offers service in a freelancing manner helps you to bypass full staffing costs significantly. You can employ a couple of full-time employees and use outsourcing to execute tasks that are temporary so that you can save cost.Offshore outsourcing offers the best cost saving benefit. Outsourcing jobs to Philippines and other top offshoring destinations offers the most cost saving benefit to a company or business.There’s consistently huge difference between the service price of an offshore outsourcing company and an onshore outsourcing company, which is why offshoring is very popular among business operators and companies.So, if other cost saving techniques have brought only little result, try outsourcing!Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Marketing Live! inspires entrepreneurs build & grow their business with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyle of their dreams.
          Offer - Outsourcing Will Surely Aid Cost Saving When all Other Cost-Saving Techniques Fail! - UNITED ARAB EMRIATES      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
To a company, business or individual who hasn’t experienced the incredible power of outsourcing in saving cost, the assertion above may sound overboard. But, in all truthfulness, if you have struggled so hard in vain to greatly reduce business running cost and maximize profit, you should try outsourcing!An Overview of OutsourcingIt is most likely you’re not hearing the word outsourcing for the first time. But, it’s possible you don’t have a good grasp of what this term is all about. In a nutshell and without any ambiguity, outsourcing is simply hiring someone or a company to perform certain business tasks from their own location/office.It’s just like a contractual work relationship. And, just like other job contracts, outsourcing comes with cost saving benefits and even much more than the regular contractual job relationships.See How Outsourcing Helps to Save Huge CostYou are not spending a dime on setting up an office for the employees. It is cost intensive to set up an office space for new employees. From renting a space to equipping the space with the necessary office equipment’s, a company or business will definitely dig deep into its profit to set up a new space, plus regular maintenance expenses.But, with outsourcing, the outsourcing company or freelancer doesn’t need your own space to offer their services to you. Some of them work from home, while some have their own already-set space for the task you need accomplished. So, when you calculate the enormous cost you’ve bypassed by taking advantage of someone else’s office space, it is indeed desirable and impressive.The outsourcing provider is not paid allowances and there’s no need for healthcare schemes. These are significant items of expenditure when it comes to full-time staffing. And of course, these allowances (e.g. housing allowance) and health-care programs) are often not optional. They dent the profit of any company significantly.On the other hand, the employee who offers service in a freelancing manner helps you to bypass full staffing costs significantly. You can employ a couple of full-time employees and use outsourcing to execute tasks that are temporary so that you can save cost.Offshore outsourcing offers the best cost saving benefit. Outsourcing jobs to Philippines and other top offshoring destinations offers the most cost saving benefit to a company or business.There’s consistently huge difference between the service price of an offshore outsourcing company and an onshore outsourcing company, which is why offshoring is very popular among business operators and companies.So, if other cost saving techniques have brought only little result, try outsourcing!Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Marketing Live! inspires entrepreneurs build & grow their business with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyle of their dreams.
          China Root facts and health benefits      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Chobchini or China root scientifically known as Smilax china has been used for ages in numerous tribal and folk medicine for a large number of health issues. Chobchini is hailed as a wonder medicine in Ayurveda and Unani too. The plant is native to China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan (including Ryukyu and Bonin Islands), Philippines, Vietnam, [...]
          LGUs pressed to adopt ‘carbon credit-eligible’ charcoal briquetting as a Solid Waste Management approach      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Local government units (LGUs) have been pressed by the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) to adopt a solid waste management system through charcoal briquetting that can earn for them equivalent “carbon credits.”
   Charcoal briquetting will also enable many LGUs to comply with the Solid Waste Management Act (SWMA).  Many LGUs have not yet complied with SWMA of year 2000, also Republic Act 9003, almost 20 years now since it was ratified.
   An intensive training and a possible supply chain linkage is offered by ERDB to LGUs through a charcoal briquetting program. 
   This produces charcoal without having to cut trees.  Thus, it can earn for LGUs equivalent “carbon credits” under possible new carbon finance schemes of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or UNFCCC.
   ERDB Executive Director Dr. Henry A. Adornado expressed satisfaction that ERDB’s research on the production of charcoal briquette has reached a success level for small communities including one in Barangay Lower Bicutan C6, Taguig City.
   "We are open to sharing the technology to any sector interested in learning from us. We provide trainings and free demo as part of our collaborative program in technology transfer and extension," said Adornado.
   LGUs can raise funding specifically from this program which fits under a potentially new UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convetion on Climate Change) financing incentive for reducing deforestation. 
   It is called Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) Plus expected to be approved by end-2015.
   The need for fuelwood in many Filipino households has led charcoal-fuelwood producers to cut trees.  They destroy forests including virgin forests, consequently emitting carbon dioxiode.  
   The ERDB initiated training for a program on charcoal briquetting in Brgy. Lower Bicutan C6 that has generated jobs for persons with disability (PWDs).
   "We're glad that this success story can inspire many other grassroot communities to venture into charcoal briquetting. If persons with disabilities can succeed in it, why can't anyone else?" said Adornado.
      The PWDs are now renting a small charcoal briquette factory in an estimated 200 square meter site in Taguig City.
    Members of the Samahan ng May Kapansanan sa Taguig (SAMAKAT) are using ERDB’s charcoal briquetting technology as an environment friendly way to supply wood for cooking in Taguig parish communities.
   After an intensive skills training, SAMAKAT PWDs  acquired the ERDB-developed machinery through the financial assistance of Pondo Pinoy of a Taguig Catholic parish.
   The machineries are a carbonizer, mixer, briquettor, and dryer. Among the jobs for 12 PWDs raw material gathering and simple machinery operation.
   Women PWDs also get hired for packaging. A 24-piece briquettte is sold at P20 per pack and generates an income of around P100 per day for each PWD, according to SAMAKAT President Mario Galvez
   The ERDB charcoal is more cost efficient than ordinary charcoal and emits a steady heat with low clean flame. The charcoal is easy to ignite.
 
   "Charcoal briquetting has given new lives for people like us. Now, persons with disability can look up because they have a contribution to society," said Galvez, himself an orthopedic PWD.     
   A training session on producing environment-friendly charcoal was held three years ago by ERDB Researcher Engr. Santiago Baconguis Jr.
   Baconguis introduced the techniques on how to come up with charcoal briquettes from various biodegradable waste materials. These waste materials have now become of huge economic value.
   Among the waste materials that SAMAKAT uses are from buko juice merchants and water hyacinth (water lily) directly gathered from the Laguna Lake.
   Compliance to the SWMA has been a challenge for many municipal, city and provincial governments.
   And ERDB could be of assistance in managing their wastes using DENR-ERDB’s CBT.
 
          ###
 
BACKGROUNDERS
 
ERDB charcoal briquettes
 
   The carbonized charcoal of ERDB is more efficient.  A three-meal Filipino household needs only 1.69 kilos of ERDB charcoal compared to 3.5 kilos of ordinary charcoal.
   Charcoal briquettes of the ERDB technology can be considered a renewable energy  (RE)similar to biomass which mostly comes from waste materials.  It should receive incentive from RE programs.
   Charcoal briquettes are more cost efficient than unprocessed fuelwood.
   Unlike fossil fuel (petroleum) energy sources that can be depleted, charcoal production can be replenished much as other RE (solar, wind, biomass).
   An ERDB study indicated “charcoal briquettes from wood and non-wood biomass wastes such as leaves, twigs, branches and other cellolusic biomass can lessen wood and wood charcoal consumption of poultry farms, households and domestic business.”
   In a project study involving use of 300 kilos per day of  biomass waste, ERDB reported investment here results in a 100 percent internal rate of return, making it a very viable business.
   “Positive externalities are the potential for carbon sequestration (1.53 million kilos in 10 years), landscape amenities it will provide, protection of biodiversity (flora and fauna), among others,” ERDB said.
  The charcoal production  from this project is 5.4 million cubic meters (cu.m.) per year fuelwood from the forest and woodlands or an equivalent charcoalof 1.35 million metric tons.
    This project will spare 6,970 trees yearly.
 
 
REDD Plus ‘Carbon Credits’
 
   Philippines’ renewable energy (RE) projects such as the Bangui wind plant in Ilocos Norte have benefited from carbon credits from UNFCCC-initiated agreements.
   LGUs and other entities may earn new financing from a program being introduced by UNFCCC negotiators called the REDD Plus (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). 
   The original carbon credits gave financing for projects that reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. 
   The REDD Plus is specifically targeted at giving potential financial incentives for reducing deforestation. It is expected to be approved by end-2015.
 
Kaingin
 
    Fuelwood in general is extensively used not only in Filipino households but in small rural businesses such as bakeries and restaurants based on a study.
   However, this has caused massive forest degradation through a highly destructive technique “kaingin” (burning of forests).
    It was estimated that the country’s charcoal consumption is 2-4 million metric tons yearly.  For total fuelwood (including freshly gathered wood) andcharcoal, estimated yearly consumption is 25–35 million metric tons yearly.
   Charcoal production from waste materials can reduce forest degradation.
   Studies indicated much of forest destruction is due to the need for cooking fuel.
   For instance, in Cebu, cutting of trees wasted noted to e a major cause of deforestation particularly of primary forests.
    “The province of Cebu is now in the stage where firewood is becoming scarce. The situation is so severe that the remaining forest resources are exploited at least three times their sustainable yield,” according to a DENR report.  ###
[caption id="attachment_12734" align="alignnone" width="600"]Physically challenged Mario Galvez led many Taguig urban poor persons with disability (PWD) to train under a program of Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau in turning waste from buko juice and water lily into nature-friendly charcoal briquette cooking fuel. Physically challenged Mario Galvez led many Taguig urban poor persons with disability (PWD) to train under a program of Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau in turning waste from buko juice and water lily into nature-friendly charcoal briquette cooking fuel.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_12735" align="alignnone" width="600"]Orthopedic PWDs (persons with disability) get jobs packaging 24-piece charcoal briquette packs. They find fulfillment earning their living and contributing to solid waste management and carbon emission reduction through the Ecosystems Research and Devt. Bureau technology. Orthopedic PWDs (persons with disability) get jobs packaging 24-piece charcoal briquette packs. They find fulfillment earning their living and contributing to solid waste management and carbon emission reduction through the Ecosystems Research and Devt. Bureau technology.[/caption]  
For any questions or interview requests, please contact 0999-573-7077, 0917-671-1596.

          A Tribute to the Thai Cave Rescuers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The good news is spreading that all twelve members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach have been rescued from a flooded cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Bangkok sisters Aruni Aunhawarakorn and Jantima Manasviyoungkul have been working on an illustration of the many people and entities involved in the rescue operation. They've updated their work several times, and above is the latest version. See the image full-size at Facebook. The 12 soccer players and their coach are represented by boars. Notice the last one out of the cave is larger than the others -that's the coach. The other animals are representative of:

White Elephant - Former Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osatanakorn

White Horse - The royal family and various Thai government agencies

Red Cross Horse - Medical team and nurses

Seals - Navy SEALs

Frogs - Other divers

Duck - The geography team

Blue Lion - British rescue team

Black Yellow and Red Lion - Belgian rescue team

Red White and Blue Lion - Netherlands rescue team

Kangaroo - Australian rescue team

Panda - Chinese team

Crane - Japanese rescue team

Moose - Swedish rescue team

Tiger - Myanmar rescue team

Brown Elephant - Laos rescue team

Eagle - American rescue team

Bear - Finnish rescue team

Rooster - French rescue team

Hawk - Rescue teams from the Philippines, Germany, and the Czech Republic

Beaver - Canadian rescue team

Swan - Danish rescue team

Cobra - Israeli rescue team

Iron Man - Elon Musk

Dog - K9 teams

Swallows - A team of climbers from Libong, Thailand

Dragon - Water pumping and drilling teams

Pig - Local farmers

Birds - Reporters

One Crow - Problems and those who would sow discord

Notice one of the seals has a halo and wings. That represents former Thai Navy SEAL Saman Gunan, who died in the rescue effort. Read more about this illustration at Buzzfeed.


          Administrative Assistant II (Clerk IV) - Department of Public Works and Highways - Ifugao      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cordillera Administrative Region Ifugao 1st District Engineering Office DPWH CAR, Ifugao First District Engineering Office Lagawe,...
From Philippines General Jobs - Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:04:55 GMT - View all Ifugao jobs
          CSR for Airline Account - NeksJob Philippines - Benguet      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CSR for Airline AccountBaguio Site 15,000.00 monthly Benguet, Cordillera Admin. Region Today, 10:22 AM NeksJob PhilippinesThis seal certifies that the...
From Worksvianet.com - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 05:44:16 GMT - View all Benguet jobs
          Administrative Officer IV (Human Resource Management Officer II) - Department of Public Works and Highways - Benguet      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cordillera Administrative Region Benguet 2nd District Engineering Office DPWH CAR, Benguet 2nd District Engineering Office Natubleng, Buguias, Cordillera...
From Philippines General Jobs - Wed, 04 Jul 2018 16:04:11 GMT - View all Benguet jobs
          Sales Associate Management Trainee - Asia Select Inc - La Trinidad      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
One of the largest domestic bank in the Philippines is looking for a Sales Associate with a promise of fast growth within 12 months. *Sales Associate... PHP 17,000 a month
From Indeed - Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:24:01 GMT - View all La Trinidad jobs
          Explicit Sex Scene - Cabral (Serbis 2008 Philippines)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
admin added
          Comment on 15 Home-based Business Ideas in the Philippines for 2018 by Shal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
How ?
          Reglan | Cheapest 5Mg Price Lancaster      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
خلاصه فعالیت‌ها: 

Looking for a reglan? Not a problem!
Buy reglan online ==> http://newcenturyera.com/med/reglan ----
Guaranteed Worldwide Shipping Discreet Package Low Prices 24/7/365 Customer Support 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Tags:
buy in online reglan cheap
no prescription reglan fedex shipping
buy reglan cheap o
low price reglan migraeflux tablets
buy cod reglan otc rx
buy reglan in argentina
buy reglan online cheap wa8n1
order reglan discount
reglan best price
bikes price reglan 10mg
comprar reglan 30gm no prescription
reglan order line
price reglan 6r shaky
buy reglan gastric reflux medicine
buy cheap cheap reglan ipharmacy
buy reglan cheap canada online
india reglan tz price windsor
reglan buy online canada
reglan no prescription online
metoclopramide reglan heartburn verkoop cod
order reglan find overnight
reglan cr discount jnjyi
buy in online reglan pill
purchase dibertil reglan medicine overnight
buy in online reglan reno
buy reglan paypal
pharmacy order reglan
#reglan
buy reglan germany
cheap reglan generic uk
6mg price terrence reglan 5mg
reglan turbuhaler cost uk
5 mg price reglan
price reglan reglan buy cheep
no prescription reglan 5mg internet
02 purchase reglan-salbe bestellen
to buy reglan washington
buy yellow reglan capsules
cheapest reglan 5mg price lancaster
purchase generic reglan tablets online
cost reglan 10mg western union
find reglan online order
discount reglan price no prescription
cod pay reglan
reglan acetate cost of rotherham
no prescription reglan paypal jcb
taper buy reglan
find reglan buy store shop
no script reglan gastroflux mastercard
metoclopramide buy from mexico reglan
reglan cheap us supplier
reglan to buy online uk
discount reglan mygdalon no prescription
effect reglan pills order anaheim
buy reglan medication online
purchase reglan mlt
cheap reglan overnight no rx http://medliststore.com/reglan
2 purchase reglan
oil australia buy reglan 10mg
pharmacy reglan usa cost
cheap reglan purchase ach
without prescription reglan check pills
He earned his business management degree with the Ateneo de Manila University, one in the more prestigious private schools inside the Philippines. Depending about the range of medications they provide, online pharmacies can be divided into full-range, semi-full, popular, lifestyle, and specialized drugstores. If you suspect that there is doubt in prescription details, request proper identification.

The last couple of years usually require a lot of clinical work. Oregon accepts certification from a single one of these organizations. Doing so keeps the entranceway to better employment opportunities open.

The national average beginning salary for the pharmacy tech is just somewhat over $26,000. With counsel of acclimation online system, the decree and non decree anesthetic and drugs are cautiously delivered to customers. The information should be checked for accuracy, including being completed correctly or interpreting physician's medication order for processing.

The call center company later changed its name to e - Telecare Global Soltions in 2004. Insurance is confusing first of all, and it also is constantly changing. Strong customer support skills certainly are a must when handling the hectic pace of your pharmacy or pharmaceutical department.

There are various degrees of online degrees available including associate's, bachelor's and also doctorate programs. Luckily, you will find Rx discount cards, coupons, and savings programs which can save you significant amounts of money, and a lot are not too difficult to find and manage. This adds for the already heavy workload due dropping off prescriptions and speak to in prescription refills.

نام پدر: 
Yesenia
وضعیت تأهل: 
مجرد
جنسیت: 
زن
وضعیت نظام وظیفه: 
معافیت تحصیلی
آخرین مقطع تحصیلی: 
کاردانی
شرح سوابق شغلی: 
Looking for a reglan? Not a problem! Buy reglan online ==> http://newcenturyera.com/med/reglan ---- Guaranteed Worldwide Shipping Discreet Package Low Prices 24/7/365 Customer Support 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. Tags: buy in online reglan cheap no prescription reglan fedex shipping buy reglan cheap o low price reglan migraeflux tablets buy cod reglan otc rx buy reglan in argentina buy reglan online cheap wa8n1 order reglan discount reglan best price bikes price reglan 10mg comprar reglan 30gm no prescription reglan order line price reglan 6r shaky buy reglan gastric reflux medicine buy cheap cheap reglan ipharmacy buy reglan cheap canada online india reglan tz price windsor reglan buy online canada reglan no prescription online metoclopramide reglan heartburn verkoop cod order reglan find overnight reglan cr discount jnjyi buy in online reglan pill purchase dibertil reglan medicine overnight buy in online reglan reno buy reglan paypal pharmacy order reglan #reglan buy reglan germany cheap reglan generic uk 6mg price terrence reglan 5mg reglan turbuhaler cost uk 5 mg price reglan price reglan reglan buy cheep no prescription reglan 5mg internet 02 purchase reglan-salbe bestellen to buy reglan washington buy yellow reglan capsules cheapest reglan 5mg price lancaster purchase generic reglan tablets online cost reglan 10mg western union find reglan online order discount reglan price no prescription cod pay reglan reglan acetate cost of rotherham no prescription reglan paypal jcb taper buy reglan find reglan buy store shop no script reglan gastroflux mastercard metoclopramide buy from mexico reglan reglan cheap us supplier reglan to buy online uk discount reglan mygdalon no prescription effect reglan pills order anaheim buy reglan medication online purchase reglan mlt cheap reglan overnight no rx http://medliststore.com/reglan 2 purchase reglan oil australia buy reglan 10mg pharmacy reglan usa cost cheap reglan purchase ach without prescription reglan check pills He earned his business management degree with the Ateneo de Manila University, one in the more prestigious private schools inside the Philippines. Depending about the range of medications they provide, online pharmacies can be divided into full-range, semi-full, popular, lifestyle, and specialized drugstores. If you suspect that there is doubt in prescription details, request proper identification. The last couple of years usually require a lot of clinical work. Oregon accepts certification from a single one of these organizations. Doing so keeps the entranceway to better employment opportunities open. The national average beginning salary for the pharmacy tech is just somewhat over $26,000. With counsel of acclimation online system, the decree and non decree anesthetic and drugs are cautiously delivered to customers. The information should be checked for accuracy, including being completed correctly or interpreting physician's medication order for processing. The call center company later changed its name to e - Telecare Global Soltions in 2004. Insurance is confusing first of all, and it also is constantly changing. Strong customer support skills certainly are a must when handling the hectic pace of your pharmacy or pharmaceutical department. There are various degrees of online degrees available including associate's, bachelor's and also doctorate programs. Luckily, you will find Rx discount cards, coupons, and savings programs which can save you significant amounts of money, and a lot are not too difficult to find and manage. This adds for the already heavy workload due dropping off prescriptions and speak to in prescription refills.
عنواین کسب شده در مسابقات: 
Looking for a reglan? Not a problem! Buy reglan online ==> http://newcenturyera.com/med/reglan ---- Guaranteed Worldwide Shipping Discreet Package Low Prices 24/7/365 Customer Support 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. Tags: buy in online reglan cheap no prescription reglan fedex shipping buy reglan cheap o low price reglan migraeflux tablets buy cod reglan otc rx buy reglan in argentina buy reglan online cheap wa8n1 order reglan discount reglan best price bikes price reglan 10mg comprar reglan 30gm no prescription reglan order line price reglan 6r shaky buy reglan gastric reflux medicine buy cheap cheap reglan ipharmacy buy reglan cheap canada online india reglan tz price windsor reglan buy online canada reglan no prescription online metoclopramide reglan heartburn verkoop cod order reglan find overnight reglan cr discount jnjyi buy in online reglan pill purchase dibertil reglan medicine overnight buy in online reglan reno buy reglan paypal pharmacy order reglan #reglan buy reglan germany cheap reglan generic uk 6mg price terrence reglan 5mg reglan turbuhaler cost uk 5 mg price reglan price reglan reglan buy cheep no prescription reglan 5mg internet 02 purchase reglan-salbe bestellen to buy reglan washington buy yellow reglan capsules cheapest reglan 5mg price lancaster purchase generic reglan tablets online cost reglan 10mg western union find reglan online order discount reglan price no prescription cod pay reglan reglan acetate cost of rotherham no prescription reglan paypal jcb taper buy reglan find reglan buy store shop no script reglan gastroflux mastercard metoclopramide buy from mexico reglan reglan cheap us supplier reglan to buy online uk discount reglan mygdalon no prescription effect reglan pills order anaheim buy reglan medication online purchase reglan mlt cheap reglan overnight no rx http://medliststore.com/reglan 2 purchase reglan oil australia buy reglan 10mg pharmacy reglan usa cost cheap reglan purchase ach without prescription reglan check pills He earned his business management degree with the Ateneo de Manila University, one in the more prestigious private schools inside the Philippines. Depending about the range of medications they provide, online pharmacies can be divided into full-range, semi-full, popular, lifestyle, and specialized drugstores. If you suspect that there is doubt in prescription details, request proper identification. The last couple of years usually require a lot of clinical work. Oregon accepts certification from a single one of these organizations. Doing so keeps the entranceway to better employment opportunities open. The national average beginning salary for the pharmacy tech is just somewhat over $26,000. With counsel of acclimation online system, the decree and non decree anesthetic and drugs are cautiously delivered to customers. The information should be checked for accuracy, including being completed correctly or interpreting physician's medication order for processing. The call center company later changed its name to e - Telecare Global Soltions in 2004. Insurance is confusing first of all, and it also is constantly changing. Strong customer support skills certainly are a must when handling the hectic pace of your pharmacy or pharmaceutical department. There are various degrees of online degrees available including associate's, bachelor's and also doctorate programs. Luckily, you will find Rx discount cards, coupons, and savings programs which can save you significant amounts of money, and a lot are not too difficult to find and manage. This adds for the already heavy workload due dropping off prescriptions and speak to in prescription refills.
شرح افتخارات: 
Looking for a reglan? Not a problem! Buy reglan online ==> http://newcenturyera.com/med/reglan ---- Guaranteed Worldwide Shipping Discreet Package Low Prices 24/7/365 Customer Support 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. Tags: buy in online reglan cheap no prescription reglan fedex shipping buy reglan cheap o low price reglan migraeflux tablets buy cod reglan otc rx buy reglan in argentina buy reglan online cheap wa8n1 order reglan discount reglan best price bikes price reglan 10mg comprar reglan 30gm no prescription reglan order line price reglan 6r shaky buy reglan gastric reflux medicine buy cheap cheap reglan ipharmacy buy reglan cheap canada online india reglan tz price windsor reglan buy online canada reglan no prescription online metoclopramide reglan heartburn verkoop cod order reglan find overnight reglan cr discount jnjyi buy in online reglan pill purchase dibertil reglan medicine overnight buy in online reglan reno buy reglan paypal pharmacy order reglan #reglan buy reglan germany cheap reglan generic uk 6mg price terrence reglan 5mg reglan turbuhaler cost uk 5 mg price reglan price reglan reglan buy cheep no prescription reglan 5mg internet 02 purchase reglan-salbe bestellen to buy reglan washington buy yellow reglan capsules cheapest reglan 5mg price lancaster purchase generic reglan tablets online cost reglan 10mg western union find reglan online order discount reglan price no prescription cod pay reglan reglan acetate cost of rotherham no prescription reglan paypal jcb taper buy reglan find reglan buy store shop no script reglan gastroflux mastercard metoclopramide buy from mexico reglan reglan cheap us supplier reglan to buy online uk discount reglan mygdalon no prescription effect reglan pills order anaheim buy reglan medication online purchase reglan mlt cheap reglan overnight no rx http://medliststore.com/reglan 2 purchase reglan oil australia buy reglan 10mg pharmacy reglan usa cost cheap reglan purchase ach without prescription reglan check pills He earned his business management degree with the Ateneo de Manila University, one in the more prestigious private schools inside the Philippines. Depending about the range of medications they provide, online pharmacies can be divided into full-range, semi-full, popular, lifestyle, and specialized drugstores. If you suspect that there is doubt in prescription details, request proper identification. The last couple of years usually require a lot of clinical work. Oregon accepts certification from a single one of these organizations. Doing so keeps the entranceway to better employment opportunities open. The national average beginning salary for the pharmacy tech is just somewhat over $26,000. With counsel of acclimation online system, the decree and non decree anesthetic and drugs are cautiously delivered to customers. The information should be checked for accuracy, including being completed correctly or interpreting physician's medication order for processing. The call center company later changed its name to e - Telecare Global Soltions in 2004. Insurance is confusing first of all, and it also is constantly changing. Strong customer support skills certainly are a must when handling the hectic pace of your pharmacy or pharmaceutical department. There are various degrees of online degrees available including associate's, bachelor's and also doctorate programs. Luckily, you will find Rx discount cards, coupons, and savings programs which can save you significant amounts of money, and a lot are not too difficult to find and manage. This adds for the already heavy workload due dropping off prescriptions and speak to in prescription refills.
سوابق تحصیلی: 
Looking for a reglan? Not a problem! Buy reglan online ==> http://newcenturyera.com/med/reglan ---- Guaranteed Worldwide Shipping Discreet Package Low Prices 24/7/365 Customer Support 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. Tags: buy in online reglan cheap no prescription reglan fedex shipping buy reglan cheap o low price reglan migraeflux tablets buy cod reglan otc rx buy reglan in argentina buy reglan online cheap wa8n1 order reglan discount reglan best price bikes price reglan 10mg comprar reglan 30gm no prescription reglan order line price reglan 6r shaky buy reglan gastric reflux medicine buy cheap cheap reglan ipharmacy buy reglan cheap canada online india reglan tz price windsor reglan buy online canada reglan no prescription online metoclopramide reglan heartburn verkoop cod order reglan find overnight reglan cr discount jnjyi buy in online reglan pill purchase dibertil reglan medicine overnight buy in online reglan reno buy reglan paypal pharmacy order reglan #reglan buy reglan germany cheap reglan generic uk 6mg price terrence reglan 5mg reglan turbuhaler cost uk 5 mg price reglan price reglan reglan buy cheep no prescription reglan 5mg internet 02 purchase reglan-salbe bestellen to buy reglan washington buy yellow reglan capsules cheapest reglan 5mg price lancaster purchase generic reglan tablets online cost reglan 10mg western union find reglan online order discount reglan price no prescription cod pay reglan reglan acetate cost of rotherham no prescription reglan paypal jcb taper buy reglan find reglan buy store shop no script reglan gastroflux mastercard metoclopramide buy from mexico reglan reglan cheap us supplier reglan to buy online uk discount reglan mygdalon no prescription effect reglan pills order anaheim buy reglan medication online purchase reglan mlt cheap reglan overnight no rx http://medliststore.com/reglan 2 purchase reglan oil australia buy reglan 10mg pharmacy reglan usa cost cheap reglan purchase ach without prescription reglan check pills He earned his business management degree with the Ateneo de Manila University, one in the more prestigious private schools inside the Philippines. Depending about the range of medications they provide, online pharmacies can be divided into full-range, semi-full, popular, lifestyle, and specialized drugstores. If you suspect that there is doubt in prescription details, request proper identification. The last couple of years usually require a lot of clinical work. Oregon accepts certification from a single one of these organizations. Doing so keeps the entranceway to better employment opportunities open. The national average beginning salary for the pharmacy tech is just somewhat over $26,000. With counsel of acclimation online system, the decree and non decree anesthetic and drugs are cautiously delivered to customers. The information should be checked for accuracy, including being completed correctly or interpreting physician's medication order for processing. The call center company later changed its name to e - Telecare Global Soltions in 2004. Insurance is confusing first of all, and it also is constantly changing. Strong customer support skills certainly are a must when handling the hectic pace of your pharmacy or pharmaceutical department. There are various degrees of online degrees available including associate's, bachelor's and also doctorate programs. Luckily, you will find Rx discount cards, coupons, and savings programs which can save you significant amounts of money, and a lot are not too difficult to find and manage. This adds for the already heavy workload due dropping off prescriptions and speak to in prescription refills.
موبایل: 
86

          Instant Justice! Fugitive Motorcyclist Hits SUV      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This motorcyclist experienced instant karma after trying to escape a traffic officer - only to crash straight into an oncoming jeep. The man had jumped two sets of red lights when he pulled out in front or a waiting row of cars in Cebu, Philippines, on February 8. A woman in blue uniform is seen trying to collar him but he refuses to stop. Moments later he collides with an oncoming SUV and hits the ground, causing a minor pile-up with a taxi then hitting the jeep.
          Nickelodeon International and African Wildlife Foundation Premiere Wildlife Special to Inspire Kids to Help Endangered Animals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Original Nickelodeon International Press Release via Business Wire:

Nickelodeon International and African Wildlife Foundation Premiere Wildlife Special to Inspire Kids to Help Endangered Animals


Tanzania Environment Added to Nickelodeon’s Hit Geography App “Dora’s Worldwide Adventure”


Social tag: #AWFRoarChallenge


Click here for pictures from episode 1.


July 10, 2018 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time


NEW YORK & KAMPALA, Uganda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nickelodeon International’s Together For Good and African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) today launched their first collaboration: the Together for Good Wildlife Special, an educational mini-series created to inspire kids to raise awareness about endangered wildlife and empower them to become change-makers. In commemoration, Nickelodeon today also launched a Tanzania environment within its hit educational geography app, Dora’s Worldwide Adventure.

“Our research shows that 73 percent of kids aged 6-11 think their age group has the potential to change the world for the better,1 and we want to give them the tools to do just that,” said Bradley Archer-Haynes, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Nickelodeon International. “The Together For Good Wildlife Special combined with the Tanzania launch on our Dora app allows our relationship with AWF to reach and empower all kids, from preschool to tweens on all the platforms they love. This was also the first time we brought Nickelodeon talent to the continent of Africa, and Uganda served as the perfect backdrop to develop entertaining content that teaches kids about the important implications of African wildlife conservation and to inspire them to use their voices to get involved.”


In the Together For Good Wildlife Special, Nickelodeon star Breanna Yde (School of Rock) will guide young viewers on a journey through Uganda as she discovers key conservation and environmental challenges, and hears from heroes who work daily to protect at-risk wildlife including lions, giraffes, rhinoceroses, elephants and chimpanzees. The mini-series and supplementing digital vignettes will tell the stories of real life heroes: guides, park rangers, detection dogs and their handlers – and show kids everywhere how they too can help from home with additional resources at http://wildlife.nickelodeon.tv.

The special expands beyond linear with web and social activations where young viewers can learn more about and support at-risk wildlife. Kids can also participate in the #AWFRoarChallenge on social media, which encourages kids to take videos of themselves roaring in a funny effort to scare a friend. As the official campaign hashtag, #AWFRoarChallenge will also collate fun animal facts, ways to fundraise, and additional information about the plights of lions, giraffes, rhinoceroses, elephants and chimpanzees, while showing kids that using their voice can spread the word and help save these animals from extinction.


The Together For Good Wildlife Special begins airing today across Nickelodeon’s international network of channels that span 170+ territories. To learn more about it and how you can get involved, visit http://wildlife.nickelodeon.tv

Also in partnership with AWF, Nickelodeon today launched a Tanzania environment in Dora’s Worldwide Adventure. Drawing on Dora the Explorer’s legacy of exploration, Dora’s Worldwide Adventure introduces preschoolers to geography, inviting them to learn and celebrate different cultures with Dora, Boots, Swiper and more. The Tanzania addition joins app environments that include Australia, Brazil, China, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US. Dora’s Worldwide Adventure is available for download in 12 languages outside of the US via the iTunes, Google Play and Amazon stores.

“I am optimistic about the future of conservation in Africa when I see young people actively engaged,” said AWF’s president Kaddu Sebunya. “This generation is equipped with the tools and the zeal to shape Africa’s future. Creative partnerships such as this one between Nickelodeon and the African Wildlife Foundation hold the promise of securing Africa’s fragile resources through direct engagement with youth. It is time for young people to both tell and live the conservation story.”

About Together For Good

Together For Good, launched in 2015, is Nickelodeon’s international initiative to empower kids to make positive changes in the world around them. The initiative serves as Nickelodeon’s international platform to inspire its audiences to get involved in their communities, provide the resources and education to get the job done and celebrate the impact they are making every day.

About Nickelodeon International

Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family, with 1.2 billion cumulative subscriptions in more than 500 million households across 170+ countries and territories, via more than 100+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.

About African Wildlife Foundation

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has nearly 60 years of experience working to ensure wildlife and wild lands thrive in a modern Africa. As one of the oldest and largest conservation organizations focused solely on the continent of Africa, AWF is the primary advocate for the protection of African wildlife and wild lands. AWF works across the continent of Africa implementing programs that are focused on safeguarding areas of high conservation value through a holistic suite of projects that protect land, conserve wildlife, improve the lives of local people by enhancing access to education and income-generating activities, and leverage conservation enterprises to promote economic growth that is not at the expense of Africa’s natural heritage. To learn more, visit www.awf.org.

1 Viacom Global Insights, 2017, 28,620 respondents aged 6-54 in 30 Countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, US.

###

More Nick: Nickelodeon International and KidsRights Join Forces to Spotlight Kids Around the World Making Positive Change in Their Communities!
Follow NickALive! on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, via RSS, on Instagram, and/or Facebook for the latest Nickelodeon International and Together for Good News and Highlights!
          ĐIỂM TIN THỨ BA 10/07/2018 (Tin Tức Hàng Ngày)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   




·         Hải quân Mỹ và Philippines tập trận ở Biển Đông (VOA) - Trong tuần này, Hải quân Hoa Kỳ và Philippines bắt đầu tập trận quân sự ở Biển Đông, trang Stars and Stripes trích thông cáo của Hải quân Mỹ cho biết hôm 9/7.
·         Trung Quốc lừa Mỹ và châu Âu ở WTO như thế nào? (RFI) - « Trung Quốc đã lừa Mỹ và châu Âu như thế nào ở Tổ Chức Thương Mại Thế Giới ? » Đây là câu hỏi lớn được nhật báo kinh tế Les Echos đặt ra trong chuyên mục « Ý kiến & Bình luận » trong số ra ngày 09/07/2018.
·         Báo TQ hô hào châu Á chống thuế quan Mỹ (VOA) - Các nước châu Á nên hợp lực để phát triển mạnh thêm ngành công nghiệp, tránh bị ảnh hưởng bởi mức thuế quan của chính phủ Mỹ đối với hàng hóa Trung Quốc, các chuyên gia nói với tờ Global Times của Bắc Kinh hôm 8/7.
·         Việt Nam sẽ phải tự giảm 8 tỷ USD xuất siêu vào Mỹ? (VOA) - Vào năm 2015, Nguyễn Phú Trọng phải lần đầu tiên ‘xuất tướng’ sang Mỹ nhằm tìm kiếm cơ hội cho nền kinh tế Việt Nam, mà kẻ hưởng lợi phía sau đương nhiên là ngân sách đảng cầm quyền của ông ta trong bối cảnh...
·         Nhân quyền ‘biến mất’ khỏi Facebook của Đại sứ Mỹ, gây tranh cãi (VOA) - Một bài trên trang Facebook của đại sứ Hoa Kỳ tại Việt Nam đang gây tranh cãi khi cư dân mạng nhận thấy có sự bất nhất về nội dung nói đến nhân quyền và pháp quyền
·         Ngoại trưởng Pompeo nêu vụ công dân Mỹ bị bắt ở Việt Nam (VOA) - Trong các cuộc thảo luận với quan chức cấp cao của Việt Nam nhân chuyến thăm Hà Nội, ông Mike Pompeo đã nêu vụ bắt giữ công dân Mỹ William Nguyễn (hay còn gọi thân mật là Will).
·         Khách sạn Rex ‘che bản đồ Việt Nam’ khi bí thư Sài Gòn tiếp lãnh đạo Trung Quốc(VNTB)- Người Việt - SÀI GÒN, Việt Nam (NV) – “Nhân viên khách sạn Rex lúc đầu đã phản đối lệnh của Sở Ngoại Vụ thành phố Sài Gòn về việc phải dùng một chậu cây lớn để che và tắt đèn gần vị trí đặt tấm bản đồ cho thấy Biển Đông và hai quần đảo Hoàng Sa và Trường Sa của Việt Nam. Nhưng giám đốc Sở Ngoại Vụ (Lê Quang Long) đã khiển trách và buộc khách sạn phải làm theo lệnh trước khi ông Hoàng Khôn Minh xuất hiện,” một viên chức ngành du lịch đề nghị ẩn danh, nói với nhật báo Người Việt hôm 8 Tháng Bảy, 2018.
·         Giáo xứ miền Trung phản đối luật An ninh mạng (BBC) - Có các cuộc xuống đường của người Công giáo ở miền Trung VN phản đối luật An ninh mạng hôm 8/7.
·         Bộ trưởng TT-TT lại kêu gọi kiểm soát thông tin mạng (RFA) - Các đơn vị liên quan đến truyền thông, thông tin Việt Nam cần quản lý chặt chẽ các trang thông tin điện tử, mạng xã hội, cũng như xây dựng, hoàn thiện các văn bản quản lý, cung cấp, và sử dụng dịch vụ internet.
·         Việt Nam: Blogger bị bắt vì chỉ trích Chính phủ phải được phóng thích (BoxitVN) - Vũ Quốc Ngữ dịch - Phản ứng về việc blogger và nhà báo chính trị Lê Anh Hùng bị bắt với cáo buộc “Lạm dụng quyền tự do dân chủ” chỉ vì công bố một bức thư ngỏ trong đó ông phê phán chính sách mới của Chính phủ về đặc khu kinh tế, Minar Pimple, Giám đốc Các Chương trình Toàn cầu của tổ chức Ân xá Quốc tế (Amnesty International), nói: “Tuy nhiên, một lần nữa, các nhà chức trách của Việt Nam đã sử dụng các điều luật đàn ...
·         16 người biểu tình tại Long An bị phạt với cáo buộc gây rối (RFA) - 16 người tham gia biểu tình tại khu công nghiệp Hòa Bình, huyện Thủ Thừa, tỉnh Long An vào ngày 12 tháng 6 phản đối hai Dự luật Đặc khu Kinh Tế và An ninh mạng bị xử phạt với cáo buộc ‘gây rối trật tự công cộng.’
·         Tổ chức Ân xá Quốc tế kêu gọi trả tự do cho 3 nhà hoạt động dân chủ (RFA) - Tổ chức Ân xá Quốc tế Amnesty International (AI) hôm 9/7 ra kêu gọi yêu cầu Việt Nam trả tự do cho 3 nhà hoạt động dân chủ là Vũ Quang Thuận, Nguyễn Văn Điển và Trần Hoàng Phúc.
·         Hải Phòng rước “sát thủ” về sống chung (BoxitVN) - Tô Văn Trường - Dự án nhà máy giấy và bột giấy của một tập đoàn Trung Quốc, dự kiến triển khai tại KCN Nam Đình Vũ (Hải Phòng). Độc tố thải ra trong quá trình sản xuất sẽ “giết” môi trường rất nhanh. Trong khi mới đây, hôm 24-6, Thủ tướng Nguyễn Xuân Phúc lúc chủ trì hội nghị trực tuyến toàn quốc về bảo vệ môi trường đã khẳng định trước toàn dân rất mạnh mẽ “kiên quyết không vì phát triển kinh tế mà đánh đổi môi trường” thì thật ...
·         Người Trung Quốc đã cắm chốt và đang tung hoành ở Cửa Việt – Quảng Trị? (BoxitVN) - Lê Anh Hùng - Như chúng tôi từng cảnh báo, chiến lược thôn tính Việt Nam của Trung Quốc trong kỷ nguyên của chiến tranh hiện đại là từng bước hình thành nhiều gọng kìm nhằm bủa vây và siết chặt dải đất hình chữ S từ mọi hướng: biên giới phía bắc, biên giới Lào – Việt, biên giới Campuchia – Việt Nam, vùng biển Tây Nam, Biển Đông và vùng duyên hải Việt Nam. Trong tương lai, khi một cuộc chiến khó tránh khỏi giữa Hà Nội và Bắc Kinh xẩy ...
·         Sai phạm trong quản lý đất đai tại Đà Nẵng (RFA) - Trong báo cáo của Hội đồng Nhân dân Thành Phố Đà Nẵng về kết quả giám sát chuyên đề đối với hoạt động đầu tư công từ 2003 đến 2017, thành phố này còn thừa hơn 14 ngàn 500 lô đất tái định cư; trong khi đó người dân mất đất sản xuất, mất việc làm.
·         VNTB - 'Bữa tiệc cưới được dọn bằng xương máu của các chiến sĩ' (VNTB) - Ánh Liên (VNTB) Cách đây 68 năm về trước, vào một ngày vào đầu hè năm 1950, một thi sĩ khi ‘tận mắt chứng kiến các chiến sĩ bị thương thiếu thuốc men, bông băng, và hầu hết chiến sĩ đều rách rưới, “võ vàng đói khát”, “chỉ còn mắt với răng”, thì ông nhận được thiệp mời cưới của X. Thi sĩ bước vào phòng cưới và ông choáng ngợp, ‘cái hội trường dựng bằng tre nứa, lợp lá gồi, sáng trưng những dãy bạch lạp to bằng cổ tay. Trên những dãy bàn dài tít tắp, xếp kín chim quay, gà tần, vây bóng, nấm hương, giò chả, thịt bê thui, rượu tây, cốc thuỷ tinh sáng choang, thuốc lá thơm hảo hạng. Ban nhạc sống của nhạc sĩ Canh Thân được mời từ khu 3 lên tấu nhạc réo rắt…X mặc quân phục đại tá choáng lộn, cưỡi ngựa đến dự cưới, theo sau là một vệ sĩ cao lớn, súng “côn bạt” đeo xệ bên hông.’
·         VNTB- Nguyễn Phú Trọng kỷ luật tướng quân đội để ‘đốt’ tiếp tướng công an? (VNTB) - Phạm Chí Dũng - Người Việt 8/7/2018 - Lần đầu tiên ‘chung bảng’. Ủy Ban Kiểm Tra Trung Ương của đảng CSVN công bố kỷ luật hai viên tướng cao cấp trong Quân Chủng Phòng Không – không quân thuộc Bộ Quốc Phòng CSVN là Thượng Tướng Phương Minh Hòa và Trung Tướng Nguyễn Văn Thanh chỉ thuần túy là vụ “đốt lò” trong quân đội hay còn chứa đựng ý đồ và ẩn ý nào khác?
·         Xác tù nhân lương tâm Trung Quốc bị đem ra triển lãm ở Sài Gòn? (VNTB) - Người Việt - SÀI GÒN, Việt Nam (NV) – Triển lãm những bộ phận nội tạng và xác người được nhựa hóa đang diễn ra ở Sài Gòn gây chú ý khi lần đầu tiên những thi thể người thật được trưng bày công khai. Cuộc triển lãm trưng bày 137 mẫu vật phủ nhựa thi thể, mở cửa từ ngày 20 Tháng Sáu, 2018, với giá vé 200,000 đồng ($8.7). Sự kiện này gây nhiều tranh cãi và hoài nghi về nguồn thi thể người.
·         VN: Nguy cơ thiệt hại vì chiến tranh thương mại (BBC) - Giới phân tích nói Hà Nội cần gấp rút cải cách kinh tế để đối phó với chiến tranh thương mại của Tổng thống Trump.
·         TQ dùng VN để ‘đỡ đạn’ trong cuộc chiến thương mại với Mỹ? (VOA) - Các quan chức Trung Quốc ở biên giới với Việt Nam đang thúc đẩy xây dựng khu hợp tác kinh tế với Việt Nam, và các sản phẩm được sản xuất trong khu vực này có thể được lựa chọn dán nhãn “made in Vietnam” hay “made in China”
·         VNTB - Việt Nam mắc kẹt trong cuộc chiến thương mại Mỹ-Trung. (VNTB) - Thiên Điểu (VNTB) Lệnh áp thuế mới của Chính phủ Mỹ đối với hàng hóa của Trung quốc đã chính thức có hiệu lực. Cách đây hơn một tháng, ngay từ khi Nhà Trắng ra thông báo sẽ áp thuế trị giá tương đương khoảng 59 tỷ USD lên hàng nhập khẩu của Trung quốc. Thị trường thế giới đã lập tức có phản ứng tiêu cực trên hầu hết các quốc gia toàn cầu. Làn sóng thoái vốn không chỉ ở Trung quốc mà cả các nước trong khu vực châu Á cũng bị ảnh hưởng, trong đó thị trường tài chính Việt Nam là chịu hậu quả nặng nề nhất, chỉ sau Trung quốc.
·         Dân phản đối thi công lưới điện 500kV (RFA) - Người dân cư ngụ tại xã Tam Đại, huyện Phú Ninh, tỉnh Quảng Nam vào chiều ngày 9 tháng 7 tiến hành giăng dây, đóng cọc, chặn xe thi công trên đường cao tốc Đà Nẵng - Quảng Ngãi.
·         Việt Nam tham gia Hiệp định chống lại khai thác thủy sản bất hợp pháp (RFA) - Chính phủ Hà Nội đồng ý để Việt Nam tham gia Hiệp Định Về Biện Pháp Quốc gia Có Cảng nhằm ngăn chặn, chống lại khai thác thủy sản bất hợp pháp, không khai báo và không theo qui định của Tổ Chức Lương Nông Liên Hiệp Quốc FAO.
·         Du học sinh Việt ‘bị dụ’ trồng cần sa tại Úc (VOA) - Số lượng các băng nhóm tội phạm người Việt bị phát hiện trồng cần sa bất hợp pháp đang gia tăng tại các tư gia nằm ở ngoại ô trên khắp nước Úc.
·         Nông dân bỏ ruộng, thanh niên bỏ làng lên thành phố (RFA) - Người dân ở huyện Bắc Bình, tỉnh Bình Thuận hiện nay đang chật vật mưu sinh. Làm lúa không bị khô hạn thì ngập lụt, nghề chăn nuôi bò thịt cũng dần sa sút thu nhập...
·         Thêm 2 người Việt bị Campuchia bắt với cáo buộc buôn lậu gỗ quí (RFA) - Hai người Việt liên can bị bắt vào ngày 6 tháng 7 vừa qua khi cả hai đang vận chuyển một tấm cửa làm bằng loại gỗ quí được liệt vào danh mục bảo vệ tại Xứ Chùa Tháp
·         ‘Cắm’ bằng tiến sĩ vì cá độ World Cup ở Việt Nam? (VOA) - Một tướng công an ở Việt Nam mới tiết lộ về “nạn cá độ diễn biến phức tạp” dịp World Cup ở thủ đô Hà Nội, với nhiều hình thức cầm đồ khác nhau.
·         75 người thiệt mạng và mất tích do thiên tai từ đầu năm (RFA) - Thiên tai từ đầu năm đến nay ở Việt Nam đã khiến 75 người chết và mất tích, 48 người bị thương, và gây thiệt hại kinh tế ước tính lên đến hơn 800 tỷ đồng.
·         Mỹ thúc giục Bắc Hàn chọn 'cách thức VN' (BBC) - Ngoại trưởng Hoa Kỳ nói Bình Nhưỡng có thể đi theo con đường giống Việt Nam khi bình thường hóa quan hệ với Washington.
·         TIN ĐỌC NHANH (RFI) -
·         New Zealand ‘tậu’ máy bay Mỹ, tuần tra Nam Thái Bình Dương (VOA) - New Zealand đã đồng ý mua bốn máy bay tuần tra hàng hải Boeing P-8A Poseidon của Mỹ.
·         Ông Mahathir sẽ nêu với ông Tập về ba dự án của TQ (BBC) - Tân thủ tướng Mahathir Mohamad sẽ nêu thẳng với Tập Cận Bình về ba dự án TQ ông cho ngưng lại ở Malaysia vì điều kiện 'không công bằng'.
·         Lý do Malaysia đột ngột dừng dự án đường sắt 20 tỷ USD với Trung Quốc (BoxitVN) - Phải thừa nhận với nhau rằng người Việt Nam đâu có kém cỏi các dân tộc khác về “dân tộc tính”, “quốc gia tính”. Trái lại là khác. Nhưng vì sao quan chức Việt Nam lại liệt nhược cả hai cái “tính” nói trên, đến mức cứ hở ra là bập ngay vào những món vay của Tàu, như bauxite, đường sắt trên cao, nhà máy điện than… vố nào như vố ấy đều bị họ lừa sát ván, khiến đất nước lâm vòng thất điên bát đảo, thế mà quan ta vẫn cứ say sưa ...
·         Bắc Kinh ra lệnh cho báo chí bớt chỉ trích Trump (BBC) - Bắc Kinh ra lệnh cho truyền thông bớt chỉ trích Donald Trump trước bối cảnh Hoa Kỳ và Trung Quốc đang dịu giọng trong cuộc chiến thương mại.
·         Bắc Kinh chỉ trích Mỹ dùng 'lá bài Đài Loan' (VOA) - Hôm 8/7, quan chức cấp cao của Bắc Kinh phụ trách các vấn đề Đài Loan đã công kích Hoa Kỳ vì chơi “lá bài Đài Loan”, một ngày sau khi hai tàu chiến Mỹ đi qua Eo biển Đài Loan.
·         Trump: Bắc Kinh giật dây Bình Nhưỡng phá hoại phi hạt nhân hóa (VOA) - Tổng thống Mỹ Donald Trump hôm thứ Hai ngày 9/7 nói Bắc Kinh có lẽ đang tìm cách làm chệch hướng các nỗ lực nhằm phi hạt nhân hóa bán đảo Triều Tiên.
·         Thiên tai nặng tại Nhật, thủ tướng Abe hủy chuyến công du ngoại quốc (RFI) - Trận mưa lớn hiếm có trong lịch sử đổ ập xuống khu vực miền tây Nhật Bản hiện đã làm hơn 100 người thiệt mạng, nhiều người khác bị thương hoặc mất tích. Theo hãng tin AFP, thủ tướng Nhật Bản Shinzo Abe, ngày 09/07/2018, thông báo hủy bỏ chuyến công du 4 quốc gia bao gồm Pháp, Bỉ, Ai Cập, và Ả Rập Xê Út.
·         Tư pháp Miến Điện bác bỏ đề nghị miễn tố hai phóng viên Reuters (RFI) - Hãng tin AFP, ngày 09/07/2018, cho biết, hai nhà báo đang làm việc cho hãng tin Reuters tên Wa Lone và Kyaw Soe Oo đã chính thức bị khởi tố với tội danh vi phạm luật “bí mật quốc gia”, bản án có thể lên tới 14 năm tù giam. Cả hai bị can khẳng định mình vô tội, và họ làm việc theo chuẩn mực “đạo đức nhà báo”.
·         Tám cầu thủ được giải cứu khỏi động ở Thái Lan (RFA) - Tính đến tối ngày 9 tháng 7 theo giờ địa phương, tám thành viên của đội bóng nhí Lợn Hoang của Thái Lan đã được giải cứu khỏi hang động Tham Luang, động dài nhất Xứ Chùa Vàng.
·         Anh Quốc : Bộ trưởng đặc trách Brexit từ chức (RFI) - Bộ trưởng Anh Quốc đặc trách hồ sơ Brexit, David Davis, đã từ chức vào tối ngày 08/07/2018. Trong đơn từ chức, bộ trưởng David Davis cho rằng thủ tướng Theresa May có quan điểm quá « mềm mỏng » trong vấn đề Brexit.
·         Ngoại trưởng Anh từ chức do bất đồng về Brexit (VOA) - Ngoại trưởng Anh Boris Johnson hôm thứ Hai ngày 9/7 từ chức do bất đồng với kế hoạch Anh tách ra khỏi Liên minh châu Âu, hay còn gọi là Brexit, của Thủ tướng Theresa May. Đây là vụ từ chức thứ hai trong một ngày khiến cho các kế hoạch Brexit của nhà lãnh đạo Anh bị lung lay.
·         Liệu Donald Trump có khả năng nhớ bài học thượng đỉnh Reykjavik ? (RFI) - Trong một bài nhận định trên báo Le Monde ngày 04/07/2018, cây bút xã luận Sylvie Kauffmann, cho rằng Donald Trump dường như đã lấy cảm hứng từ cuộc gặp Reagan-Gorbatchev diễn ra năm 1986 tại Reykjavik để tiến hành cuộc gặp với Vladimir Putin tại Helsinki ngày 16/07. Tuy nhiên, tác giả đặt câu hỏi liệu nguyên thủ Hoa Kỳ có đủ khả năng áp dụng bài học này hay không ?
·         Pháp : Tổng thống trình bày kế hoạch hành động trước Quốc Hội lưỡng viện (RFI) - Hôm nay, 09/07/2018, tại lâu đài Versailles, vào lúc 15h, tổng thống Pháp Emmanuel Macron trình bày trước các nghị sĩ thuộc Thượng và Hạ viện những đường hướng chính trong kế hoạch hành động của ông trong 12 tháng tới, nhằm tiếp tục tiến trình « cải cách đất nước ».
·         NATO trước áp lực bị chia rẽ bởi chính sách bất cần đồng minh của Donald Trump(RFI) - Thượng đỉnh Tổ chức Hiệp ước Bắc Đại Tây Dương NATO mở ra ngày thứ Tư 11 và thứ Năm 12/07 tuần này tại Bruxelles với sự tham dự của tổng thống Mỹ. Các lãnh đạo NATO, nhất là những thành viên châu Âu, lo ngại nguy cơ quan hệ đồng minh thêm chia rẽ bởi tính khí khó lường của ông Donald Trump, người luôn hoài nghi tính thiết yếu của liên minh quân sự này và ám ảnh với đòi hỏi đồng minh chia sẻ gánh nặng chi tiêu quốc phòng.
·         Người phụ nữ Anh bị nhiễm độc Novitchok đã tử vong (RFI) - Tối ngày 08/07/2018, người phụ nữ Anh bị trúng chất độc Novichok, bà Dawn Sturgess, 44 tuổi đã qua đời tại bệnh viện. Scotland Yard lần đầu tiên công bố danh tính nạn nhân và cho biết đã mở điều tra, khẳng định quyết tâm tìm ra thủ phạm để đưa ra trước công lý.
·         Brazil : Cuộc chiến pháp lý quanh cựu tổng thống Lula (RFI) - Tòa phúc thẩm Brazil ngày 08/07/2018 đã ra lệnh trả tự do cho cựu tổng thống Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, bị giam giữ trong tù từ hồi đầu tháng Tư vì tội tham nhũng. Quyết định của Tòa phúc thẩm Brazil đã khiến nhiều người ngạc nhiên.
·         Tối Cao Pháp Viện Mỹ sắp ngả sang khuynh hướng bảo thủ (RFI) - Tổng thống Mỹ Donald Trump ngày 09/07/2018 bổ nhiệm một thẩm phán cho Tối Cao Pháp Viện Hoa Kỳ, có lẽ là một nhân vật rất bảo thủ. Đây là một quyết định có nguy cơ mang lại hậu quả nặng nề cho sự phát triển của xã hội Mỹ. Để tạo tiếng vang làm hài lòng cử tri của mình, ông Trump dự định giới thiệu người được chọn lựa vào 21 giờ, tức giờ vàng trên truyền hình.
·         Bỉ: Bây giờ hoặc không bao giờ (BBC) - Liệu có phải Bỉ đang vào lúc 'thiên thời, địa lợi, nhân hòa' nhất để có thể vô địch World Cup - sẽ là bây giờ, hoặc không bao giờ?
·         Pháp-Bỉ : Cuộc đấu của 2 láng giềng quen thuộc (RFI) - Người hâm mộ bóng đá Pháp từ 2 ngày qua chỉ nghĩ tới duy nhất trận đấu dành chiếc vé vào chung kết World Cup với đội tuyển Bỉ, một người hàng xóm quen thuộc trở thành đối thủ đáng gờm của tuyển Pháp trên sân vận động thành phố Saint Petersbourg vào 18 h giờ quốc tế ngày 10/07/2018.
·         Anh lại vào bán kết World Cup sau 27 năm (VOA) - Quan hệ giữa Anh và Nga đang căng thẳng sau khi Anh cáo buộc Nga dùng chất độc Novichok để đầu độc một cựu điệp viên Nga và con gái ông tại Wiltshire ở Anh...
·         Tổng thống Pháp tới Nga xem trận bán kết (VOA) - Điện Elysee mới xác nhận rằng Tổng thống Emmanuel Macron sẽ tới Nga xem tuyển Pháp thi đấu sau khi đội bóng có biệt danh “những chú gà trống Gaulois” đánh bại Uruguay để giành quyền vào bán kết.
·         Kazan, 'mồ' chôn các đội vô địch World Cup (VOA) - Sự tham gia của Kazan vào World Cup 2018 ở Nga kết thúc hôm 6/7 khi Bỉ hạ Brazil 2-1 để giành quyền vào bán kết.
·         Ích lợi bất ngờ của việc sao nhãng (BBC) - Ta thường nghĩ những người sao nhãng sẽ làm việc kém, nhưng thực ra điều đó có thể giúp đảo ngược tình thế trong một số vấn đề khó khăn.









          Tentative d’attentat contre l’archevêque de Cebu aux Philippines ?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tentative d’attentat contre l’archevêque de Cebu aux Philippines ?
Arrivé ce matin sur une moto, un homme au visage masqué et coiffé d’un casque, est entré dans la résidence de Mgr Jose Palma, archevêque de Cebu, et a déclaré à l’une des secrétaires du prélat qu’il voulait rencontrer l’archevêque. La secrétaire a cru deviner qu’il cachait… Lire la suite...

          I will resign immediately if anybody can prove God exists - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
- Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said he will announce his resignation immediately if anybody can prove that God exists- The president also attacked the Catholic
          S4ks1 July 10 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
SHOW DESCRIPTION: It is the late night news broadcast of GMA Network in the Philippines. It was formerly the early evening and flagship newscast of the station from 1995 to 2002. The newscast is currently anchored by Arnold Clavio and Vicky Morales.
          24 Oras July 10 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
24 Oras July 10 2018 SHOW DESCRIPTION: It is the flagship national network news broadcast of GMA Network. A nightly national newscast which airs in the Philippines. Launched in 2004, it is one of the most watched news programs in the country. The program airs at 6:30 PM PST on weekdays, and is also simulcast
          Riverdale's Vanessa Morgan is Dating Brielle Biermann's Ex and Blocking Ppl Who Bring Up His Past      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Vanessa Morgan has a new boyfriend and it's Brielle Biermann's ex boyfriend Michael Kopech who we had a bunch of posts about for some reason (and yes, I know I'm throwing stones from my glass house). He's also a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox.






But some fans aren't too happy about her new man since she's spoken about being proud to play a bisexual character on television, but he's tweeted homophobic and racist things in years past that he only just deleted last month but has otherwise not acknowledged.




And even more, apparently people who bring this up to her have been getting blocked






source:1/2/3/4/5/6
How do you deal if someone brings up your SO's messy past?
          Sales Coordinator - AIG Philippines Inc. - Stowe, VT      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Assist with the contracting and closing process for resale real estate transactions, working together with buyers, attorneys & lenders, in conjunction with the...
From AIG Philippines Inc. - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:16:40 GMT - View all Stowe, VT jobs
          7/11/2018: NEWS EMIRATES: Baby abandoned in Dubai is reunited with mother in Philippines      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A baby girl abandoned in Dubai has been reunited with her mother in the Philippines – after a campaign to make her life brighter. Shamsa, whose true age is not known but who is believed to be about eight months old, has been cared for by officials...
          Asiana – $540: San Francisco – Manila, Philippines. Roundtrip, including all Taxes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Asiana – $540: San Francisco – Manila, Philippines. Roundtrip, including all Taxes
A good sale to Manila. ITA will price this at $551, using those dates on Orbitz should reprice to $540 Here are some practical travel tips to Manila, Philippines. Sample Travel Date: October 8th – 15th This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search […]
          WWE Inks Deal With FOX+ To Air RAW Live In The Philippines      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

WWE has signed a new deal with Fox Networks Group Asia to broadcast Raw in the Philippines on Tuesdays via video streaming service Fox Plus, along with weekly broadcasts of highlight shows Afterburn, Experience and This Week. Here’s the official press release, including quotes from WWE Co-President Michelle Wilson. WWE Raw® to Stream Live in the Philippines Exclusively on […]

The post WWE Inks Deal With FOX+ To Air RAW Live In The Philippines appeared first on SEScoops.


          Magnitude 5.2, Mindanao, Philippines      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
2018-07-10T16:24:21.261Z(UTC)
          Gunman shot and killed by police at Filipino archbishop's residence      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Cebu, Philippines, Jul 10, 2018 / 06:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A gunman was fatally shot by police after he forced his way into the residence of Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu on Tuesday morning and sought to speak to the absent bishop.

“We enjoin everyone to pray for the soul of the deceased even as we ask the public to refrain from forming any speculations relating to this incident pending investigation by the police,” Fr. Joseph Tan, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Cebu, said July 10.

“Let us make use of this incident as an occasion to pray for peace and conversion of hearts,” he added.

The archbishop had been out of town in Manila for a plenary assembly of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines and was traveling for a bishop’s ordination.

The suspected gunman, Jeffrey Cañedo, showed unusual behavior in his conversations with staff.

“He was asked if he needed anything or if he needed to see a priest but he seemed to be, his disposition was a bit suspicious. He was not coherent with his answers, he was talking about different things,” Fr. Tan said.

This behavior prompted them to call police, CBCP News reports.

When police tried to approach him, he was not cooperative. He drew a gun and fired at them, prompting police to return fire.

The man’s body was blessed by Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu Dennis Villarojo before it was brought to the morgue.

Fr. Tan told the news site Rappler that the archbishop is in contact with the deceased man’s father.

At the time of the incident, priests in charge of archdiocesan youth ministry were meeting at the archbishop’s residence.

“There is no known prior threat to the Archbishop of Cebu. We call for prayer that peace may be restored,” Fr. Tan added.

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña told the Rappler that an attempt on the archbishop’s life is “out of character,” because he is known to take a low profile.

However, Palma has been an outspoken critic of the extrajudicial killings which have targeted drug dealers. The killings of alleged drug dealers involve police cooperation with vigilante groups and have the support of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and other government officials, critics of the killings say.

There is also a trend of violence against priests.

Three priests have been shot and killed since December 2017. Father Richmond Nilo was shot June 6 by two unidentified gunmen. They fired through a window of Nuestra Senora de la Nieve Chapel in Zaragoza in the northern Philippine Diocese of Cabanatuan as the priest was preparing to celebrate Sunday Mass.

Another priest survived a June 6 assassination attempt.

In June Philippine officials said they have received gun carry permit applications from nearly 250 religious workers, including 188 Catholic priests. It was unclear whether the increase in applications was related to the violence.

Some of the country’s bishops have raised concerns about a priest carrying a weapon.

Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao said in an interview that being a priest in the country means being comfortable with the possibility of being murdered on the job.

“We are men of God, men of the Church, and it is part of our ministry to face dangers, to face deaths if one may say that way,” said Valles.

Archbishop Rolando Tirona of Caceres suggested that worried priests learn some form of martial arts in lieu of carrying a firearm.


          Isuzu Trooper Manual Transmission For Sale Philippines       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dcument Of Isuzu Trooper Manual Transmission For Sale Philippines
          BWorld 224, China mercantilism and US free trade challenge      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last June 20, 2018.


There seems to be a predominant sentiment to demonize the United States.

These sentiments are variations of a theme, which include: a) “US protectionism” vs G7 nations, the European Union (EU) and China; b) US is a declining power while China is now the “new vanguard” of globalization; and (c) US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is adverse unilateralism while China or Germany is the new leader of the “save the planet” movement.

These sentiments are based on illusion and emotionalism than hard data and propelled more by anti-Trump hysteria and pro-China wishful thinking in its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Here are the numbers that show why these assertions are based on illusion than reality. These data sources are (a) GDP: IMF, World Economic Outlook database, April 2018; (b) Tariff rates: Fraser Institute, Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) 2017 Report; (c) Coal use in million tons oil equivalent (mtoe): BP, Statistical Review of World Energy, June 2018.


Tariff rates’ standard deviation of tariff rate means the degree of tariff variation, the higher the standard deviation, the more protectionist an economy is for certain merchandise goods and commodities.

Covered here are the world’s six biggest economies in terms of GDP size, current or nominal prices. The Philippines is added to help compare our GDP size, trade and energy/climate policies.

These numbers show the following:

One, the US remains the biggest economy in the world despite anemic growth over the past decade (for instance, not one of the eight years of “hope and change” that the US economy grew 3% or higher). Its GDP size is nearly equal to the combined size of China, Japan, and Germany, the second-, third-, and fourth-largest economies.

Thus, to say that the US is a declining anchor of globalization is based on illusion.

Two, the US has the lowest average tariff rates in the industrialized world, has much lower rate, nearly one-third (1/3) that of China. Thus accusing “US protectionism” and implying that the rest of G7, EU, and China are non-protectionist is again based on illusion and not hard data.

Three, US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is a wise move as China and India are the world’s biggest consumers of coal power, a favorite whipping commodity of the “save the planet” movement.

In 2017, China’s coal consumption was more than five times larger than the US; even India’s use was larger than the US.

On a related note, it is wrong for the anti-coal groups in the Philippines to call for further coal restriction since our coal use is very small even compared to “green” Germany and Japan, and much smaller than those of India and China.

China’s BRI can be considered more as a mercantilist project than a free trade project. Mercantilism is a 16th to 18th century economic policy that viewed more exports and less imports — more wealth accumulation via protectionism while having aggressive exports — as good policy.

Check China’s BRI information and these terms stand out:

• push further exports amidst slowdown in global trade;
• assist and promote troubled State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) via lucrative projects abroad;
• enhance the absorption capacity of export markets in the emerging world;
• access to resource-rich nations in Central Asia, Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia;
• globalize Chinese technological and industrial standards across emerging markets.

Dutertenomics’ build-build-build (BBB) with high involvement of China banks and contractors is falling along the China BRI mercantilism. This means the government’s build-build-build requires lots of loans-loans-loans from China and necessitates tax-tax-tax via TRAIN and succeeding tax laws.

The US’ zero tariff, zero subsidy challenge during the G7 Summit in Canada early this month is somehow addressed to China. As shown by the numbers, China is far out from going to zero and thus the Trump administration’s policy is equalized high tariff with China. Judging from current movement in global stock markets, China stocks in Shenzhen and Shanghai are experiencing heavy beatings. Very likely Xi Jinping will blink first.

Meanwhile, this June 20, the Stratbase ADR Institute, Inc. (ADRi) is hosting a roundtable discussion on “The 21st Century Silk Road: Perils and Opportunities of China’s Belt and Road Initiative” with Mr. Richard Heydarian as main speaker, with yours truly as one of the three reactors. Venue is the Tower Club, Makati City.
----------------


See also:

          Ellcad Fit Out Contractor Philippines      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ellcad Premiere Construction Corporation is a company of furniture fit out philippines in the Philippines that offers fit out services, from furniture supply to construction and installation, to help build workplaces suitable to your company's needs. We have a list of available furniture in our website that you can choose from for your office, like fit out side and center tables, fit out mesh chairs, fit out partition panels, and many more.
          Philippine bishops declare days of prayer, penance following president's blasphemy (Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In a clear reference to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, the nation’s bishops declared July 16 a “day of prayer and penance, invoking God’s mercy and justice on those who have blasphemed God’s Holy Name, those who slander and bear false witness, and those who commit murder or justify murder as a means for fighting criminality in our country.” In addition, the bishops declared July 17-19 to be “days of fasting, prayer and almsgiving.”
          A New Delightful Way to Fly: 5 Things You Need to Know About PAL A321Neo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Philippine Airlines just had the inaugural flight of its brand new Airbus 321Neo from Manila to Brisbane, Australia, marking another milestone for Asia’s first airline and the only Skytrax four-star rated airline in the Philippines. Brisbane is not new to PAL which it has been servicing since 1981. But the well celebrated flight is seen to be a game changer with the entry to service of A321Neo, the first single-aisle aircraft to fly from the Philippines to Australia non-stop. This new development is expected to further...Continue Reading "A New Delightful Way to Fly: 5 Things You Need to Know About PAL A321Neo"
          Cinemalaya 2018: See the Wings of Vision      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Get ready to see the “Wings of Vision” in the 14th edition of Cinemalaya Film Festival, the Philippines’ biggest independent film festival. Ten full-length films and ten short films will compete on this year’s festival honors from August 3 to 12 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and selected Ayala Cinemas. The ten competing full-length films are: “Distance” by Percival Intalan “Kung Paano Hinihintay ang Dapithapon (Waiting for Sunset)” by Carlo Enciso Catu “Kuya Wes” by James Robin Mayo “Liway” by Kip Oebanda...Continue Reading "Cinemalaya 2018: See the Wings of Vision"
          Sale Alert: Meizu M6 2GB RAM variant is down to PHP 4,490!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Meizu just placed the M6 with 2GB RAM and 16GB on sale at Shopee Philippines. The good news? It is priced at just PHP 4,490!
Sale Alert: Meizu M6 2GB RAM variant is down to PHP 4,490!
The best sub PHP 5K phone?

As a quick refresher, the Meizu M6 is a stylish looking entry-level handset with metal back cover and a 5.2-inch 2.5D HD screen on the top.
Stylish back cover design
Stylish back cover design

Under the hood, it is powered by the ageing 64-bit MT6750 octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. It is also paired with Mali-T860 MP2 GPU.

The chipset it is using may not sound that impressive at first, but it is definitely higher than most of the processors found under the PHP 5K price range.

It also has a long lasting 3,070mAh battery which clocked almost 12 hours at PC Mark's battery performance test.
EV -2 (ISO 100, 4.2s)
EV -2 (ISO 100, 4.2s)

Moreover, it has a pretty capable 13MP f/2.2 primary camera with PDAF focus and dual tone LED flash. It even has a pro camera mode that can take good long exposure shots. For selfies, it has an 8MP f/2.0 wide snapper.

Related: 
Meizu M6: First Camera Samples

In addition, this handset has a fingerprint scanner in front, 4G LTE connectivity, and gyroscope sensor for VR and AR apps.

Meizu M6 Specs

Display: 5.2-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen w/ HD 1280 x 720 resolution at 282 ppi
HD IPS 1280 x 720 resolution w/ 2.5D curved glass at 282 ppi
CPU: 1.5GHz 64-bit MT6750 octa-core processor
GPU: Mali-T860 MP2
RAM: 2GB/3GB 
ROM: 16GB/32GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 128GB
Back Camera: 13MP f/2.2 w/ PDAF and dual tone LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8MP f/2.0
Battery: 3,070mAh
OS: Android 7.0 Nougat w/ FlyMe OS 6.0
Connectivity: WiFi, 4G LTE w/ VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1 GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM (hybrid)
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: Fingerprint scanner, Colors: moonlight silver, champagne gold, matte black, electric blue
Dimensions: 148.2 x 72.8 x 8.3 mm
Weight: 143 g
Price: PHP 4,490 (2GB RAM/16GB ROM), PHP 6,990 (3GB RAM/32GB ROM)

Is this the budget smartphone king?

What do you think guys?

          Pacman and Matthysse ready to rumble in KL      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
PETALING JAYA: Eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines is in fighting mood for the biggest boxing match in Kuala Lumpur since Muhammad Ali beat Joe Bugner world heavyweight title bout at Stadium Merdeka in 1975.

Pacquiao, also known as Pacman, declared himself ready for Sunday's WBA welterweight title fight against Lucas Matthysse at the Axiata Arena.

"I'm feeling good," said Pacquiao, who is also known as Pacman. "My mind is focused on the fight and winning the fight."

Matthysse is confident of keeping the title he won from an eight-round TKO win over Thailand's Tewa Kiram last January.

"I feel 100% sure that I will succeed in this fight. I trained very hard to defend my title in Malaysia," Matthysse said.

After his red carpet appearance, the Argentine headed to a makeshift gym within the hotel complex, where he had been training behind closed doors since arriving here last Thursday to acclimatise.

"I've already gotten used to the weather and time here. I'm in great condition, and I promise a great performance to the entire world," he added.
          1/72 Mitsubishi A6M2b(ZEKE) - Zero Fighter      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
1/72 Mitsubishi A6M2b(ZEKE) - Zero FighterThis is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

From the early days of the Second Sino-Japanese War to the end of hostilities in the Pacific, the Mitsubishi Zero served as the Imperial Japanese Navy's main frontline fighter. The first major mass-produced version was the A6M2b, which was equipped with 50cm folding wingtips, landing hook, and radio direction finder for carrier-based operations. Flown by expert pilots, the A6M2b took part in daring operations such as the Pearl Harbor attack and the invasion of the Philippines. It's 3,000km range, powerful 20mm cannon armament, and legendary maneuverability quickly earned the respect of Allied aircrews. The Tamiya model assembly kit faithfully reproduces this historic warplane in 1/72 scale.
Scale 1/72
Construction type Assembly kit
Photo-etch parts Not included
Decals Included
Special feature 1 1/72 scale plastic assembly kit
Special feature 2 New tooling for wing, fuselage, and engine cowling
Special feature 3 Wing is depicted in extended position only
Special feature 4 One-piece engine cowling via slide molding manufacturing process
Special feature 5 Detailed cockpit and landing gear wells
Special feature 6 Comes with 3 decal marking options to depict aircraft that took part in the Pearl Harbor Attack

Buy Now
          Lunar Eclipse on July 28, 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In the Philippines, eclipse maximum will occur at 4:21 am on July 28, 2018 The moon will turn red on
          The Philippines Economy Is Overheating, As Duterte Debates God      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Philippines economy continues to grow at a fast pace, matching China’s, as President Rodrigo Duterte is debating the existence of God.
          Sales Coordinator - AIG Philippines Inc. - Stowe, VT      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Assist with the contracting and closing process for resale real estate transactions, working together with buyers, attorneys & lenders, in conjunction with the...
From AIG Philippines Inc. - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:16:40 GMT - View all Stowe, VT jobs
          Ding TopUp: Mobile Recharge v3.0.1      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Send mobile recharge or airtime to Digicel, Cubacel, Nauta, Lime, MTN, Bmobile..Get mobile recharge for cellphones worldwide with Ding. The Ding app allows you to top-up your own phone or someone else’s, no matter where in the world you are.

Top-Up Mobile Phones Worldwide
We provide top-up to the world’s largest mobile operators, including:
• Cubacel
• Digicel
• FLOW
• Claro
• Etisalat
• Movistar
• MTN
• Orange
• Telcel
• Tigo
• Lime

We supply mobile recharge to over 400 operators worldwide, making Ding the leader in international mobile top-up.

Our app lets you send top-up to over 130 countries including Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Ghana, Dominican Republic, Mexico, India, the United States and Afghanistan.

Never Run Out of Mobile Top-Up
Using Ding you can recharge your own phone or a loved-ones from anywhere in the world. Simply choose a contact, select a top-up amount and pay. It really is that easy. Our app allows you to safely store your credit card details within your account to make topping as quick as possible.

The Best Value
Use the Ding app to get the latest information on exclusive bonuses and promotions from mobile carriers including Cubacel, Tigo, FLOW/Lime, bMobile, Orange, Moov, Movistar and many more.

We take the hassle out of paying for your mobile recharge with safe and secure payment processing. You can pay with PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Diners or Discover. With safe payment services and a dedicated 24/7 support team, you can count on Ding to deliver your mobile recharge so can always stay in touch with your friends and family.Ding TopUp: Mobile Rechargehttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/GmaHdmoMbtwrd7rSJ7lmIgkhdPsnR38dNkPJ5Axh0zUv6DJAB1YxoF31eWEQWVzh3zU=w200https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/RQYuL0QDKw3xCpxOe8lUeXKYJXwFoPtOHowfFgDSgLcRhtgkLll-IiDjENyJZt28KQ=w700https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ezetop.worldDing.ezetopDing ezetopCommunicationCommunication3.0.1July 9, 20184.4 and up8.1 M4.3Rated for 3+500,000 - 1,000,000Your favorite top-up app just got a brand new look. Update now to experience the fastest and best looking Ding app yet.

What’s new?
- Resend top-ups to your recent recipients in a few simple taps
- See the latest promotions when choosing your top-up destination
- A few extra technical bits based on your feedback

We’re always working to deliver the best top-up experience possible. Turn on auto-updates to make sure you always have the latest way to send top-up to your friends and family14,2689,9021,9798083771,202DOWNLOAD APK
          Pb 18-123: 106Pax Domestic Roundtrip Plane Tickets And Prepaid Baggage For Upcat 2019 Test Administration      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Buyer: University Of The Philippines - Diliman
          Administrative Assistant II (Clerk IV) - Department of Public Works and Highways - Ifugao      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cordillera Administrative Region Ifugao 1st District Engineering Office DPWH CAR, Ifugao First District Engineering Office Lagawe,...
From Philippines General Jobs - Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:04:55 GMT - View all Ifugao jobs
          CSR for Airline Account - NeksJob Philippines - Benguet      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CSR for Airline AccountBaguio Site 15,000.00 monthly Benguet, Cordillera Admin. Region Today, 10:22 AM NeksJob PhilippinesThis seal certifies that the...
From Worksvianet.com - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 05:44:16 GMT - View all Benguet jobs
          Administrative Officer IV (Human Resource Management Officer II) - Department of Public Works and Highways - Benguet      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Cordillera Administrative Region Benguet 2nd District Engineering Office DPWH CAR, Benguet 2nd District Engineering Office Natubleng, Buguias, Cordillera...
From Philippines General Jobs - Wed, 04 Jul 2018 16:04:11 GMT - View all Benguet jobs
          Sales Associate Management Trainee - Asia Select Inc - La Trinidad      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
One of the largest domestic bank in the Philippines is looking for a Sales Associate with a promise of fast growth within 12 months. *Sales Associate... PHP 17,000 a month
From Indeed - Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:24:01 GMT - View all La Trinidad jobs
          Gunman shot and killed by police at Filipino archbishop's residence      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Cebu, Philippines, Jul 10, 2018 / 06:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A gunman was fatally shot by police after he forced his way into the residence of Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu on Tuesday morning and sought to speak to the absent bishop.

“We enjoin everyone to pray for the soul of the deceased even as we ask the public to refrain from forming any speculations relating to this incident pending investigation by the police,” Fr. Joseph Tan, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Cebu, said July 10.

“Let us make use of this incident as an occasion to pray for peace and conversion of hearts,” he added.

The archbishop had been out of town in Manila for a plenary assembly of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines and was traveling for a bishop’s ordination.

The suspected gunman, Jeffrey Cañedo, showed unusual behavior in his conversations with staff.

“He was asked if he needed anything or if he needed to see a priest but he seemed to be, his disposition was a bit suspicious. He was not coherent with his answers, he was talking about different things,” Fr. Tan said.

This behavior prompted them to call police, CBCP News reports.

When police tried to approach him, he was not cooperative. He drew a gun and fired at them, prompting police to return fire.

The man’s body was blessed by Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu Dennis Villarojo before it was brought to the morgue.

Fr. Tan told the news site Rappler that the archbishop is in contact with the deceased man’s father.

At the time of the incident, priests in charge of archdiocesan youth ministry were meeting at the archbishop’s residence.

“There is no known prior threat to the Archbishop of Cebu. We call for prayer that peace may be restored,” Fr. Tan added.

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña told the Rappler that an attempt on the archbishop’s life is “out of character,” because he is known to take a low profile.

However, Palma has been an outspoken critic of the extrajudicial killings which have targeted drug dealers. The killings of alleged drug dealers involve police cooperation with vigilante groups and have the support of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and other government officials, critics of the killings say.

There is also a trend of violence against priests.

Three priests have been shot and killed since December 2017. Father Richmond Nilo was shot June 6 by two unidentified gunmen. They fired through a window of Nuestra Senora de la Nieve Chapel in Zaragoza in the northern Philippine Diocese of Cabanatuan as the priest was preparing to celebrate Sunday Mass.

Another priest survived a June 6 assassination attempt.

In June Philippine officials said they have received gun carry permit applications from nearly 250 religious workers, including 188 Catholic priests. It was unclear whether the increase in applications was related to the violence.

Some of the country’s bishops have raised concerns about a priest carrying a weapon.

Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao said in an interview that being a priest in the country means being comfortable with the possibility of being murdered on the job.

“We are men of God, men of the Church, and it is part of our ministry to face dangers, to face deaths if one may say that way,” said Valles.

Archbishop Rolando Tirona of Caceres suggested that worried priests learn some form of martial arts in lieu of carrying a firearm.


          printable grocery coupons philippines       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
printable grocery coupons philippines

          308 - Mike Grogan, Personal Lean and Lessons Learned      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Joining me again for Episode #308 is Mike Grogan, a previous guest in episodes #182 (from Tanzania) and #224. Mike now lives in the Philippines, where he's helping and coaching many people and has written a new book, The MESSI Way. In this episode, we talk about the idea of "personal Lean" and being the best version of yourself. I appreciate Mike's reflections and honesty and I think we had a great conversation that was very thought provoking. What are your fears? Your failures? What have you learned about yourself in the last 12 months? What's a "thinking partner?" Those are just a few of things we discuss here today.
          Experiential Economy - Social Media Business Ep 001 VIDEO      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Real life events and activities in online communities: explore revenue from MySpace Secret Shows, Friendster Pinoy in Philippines, Nuffnang awards night in Singapore, Ted:Talks, and other social networks. Laurel is a senior consultant, strategist, writer and workshop facilitator on online communities and social networks in Australia, Asia and Middle East. Laurel consults at executive level and facilitates strategic workshops on the impact of social networks on industry sectors, teaches marketing, blogging and social media courses for companies and runs workshops for small and home business on behalf of the Australian Government. Laurel taught the first Australian public social media courses in 2005 at University of Sydney and in addition, develops and teaches Insights Masterclasses for LAMP at Australian Film Television and Radio School on innovation and cross media. When not consulting with companies building online community strategies, Laurel is a global Power150 Media and Marketing blogger (Advertising Age) placing her as #5 blogger in Australia.


          A Tribute to the Thai Cave Rescuers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The good news is spreading that all twelve members of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach have been rescued from a flooded cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Bangkok sisters Aruni Aunhawarakorn and Jantima Manasviyoungkul have been working on an illustration of the many people and entities involved in the rescue operation. They've updated their work several times, and above is the latest version. See the image full-size at Facebook. The 12 soccer players and their coach are represented by boars. Notice the last one out of the cave is larger than the others -that's the coach. The other animals are representative of:

White Elephant - Former Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osatanakorn

White Horse - The royal family and various Thai government agencies

Red Cross Horse - Medical team and nurses

Seals - Navy SEALs

Frogs - Other divers

Duck - The geography team

Blue Lion - British rescue team

Black Yellow and Red Lion - Belgian rescue team

Red White and Blue Lion - Netherlands rescue team

Kangaroo - Australian rescue team

Panda - Chinese team

Crane - Japanese rescue team

Moose - Swedish rescue team

Tiger - Myanmar rescue team

Brown Elephant - Laos rescue team

Eagle - American rescue team

Bear - Finnish rescue team

Rooster - French rescue team

Hawk - Rescue teams from the Philippines, Germany, and the Czech Republic

Beaver - Canadian rescue team

Swan - Danish rescue team

Cobra - Israeli rescue team

Iron Man - Elon Musk

Dog - K9 teams

Swallows - A team of climbers from Libong, Thailand

Dragon - Water pumping and drilling teams

Pig - Local farmers

Birds - Reporters

One Crow - Problems and those who would sow discord

Notice one of the seals has a halo and wings. That represents former Thai Navy SEAL Saman Gunan, who died in the rescue effort. Read more about this illustration at Buzzfeed. 

          Korean Product Festival at SMX MOA: July 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Philippines’ most anticipated annual Korean Product Festival is happening on July 13-15, 2018 at SMX Convention Center MOA Complex.

Read more »
          Myanmar: National Consultant for Risk Informed and Shock-Responsive Social Protection in Myanmar      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 18 Jul 2018

National Consultant for Risk Informed and Shock-responsive Social Protection in Myanmar

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

Background:

UNICEF together with other UN agencies (ILO, FAO, WFP and UNISDR) implements an ECHO-funded project “Strengthening capacity of ASEAN Member States (AMSs) to design and implement risk informed and shock responsive social protection” with focused work in selected AMSs including Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines and Viet Nam. The project aims to support ASEAN Member States to improve the availability of policy and operational options for AMS to strengthen shock-responsiveness of social protection systems including reference to: (i) design options, (ii) financing and (iii) scale-up triggers. This objective will be achieved through three expected results with Result 2 supporting Result 1 and both feeding to Result 3:

  • Result 1: Improved evidence-based policy and operational options to build risk informed and shock responsive social protection systems in ASEAN and selected AMSs.
  • Result 2: Capacity and roadmap developed in selected AMSs to strengthen Early Warning System (EWS) to trigger shock responsive social protection.
  • Result 3: ASEAN guidelines on risk-informed and shock-responsive social protection developed and submitted to relevant ASEAN bodies for adoption.
  • In Myanmar, the project expects to deliver the following specific results:

  • Country in-depth study that provides policy and operational options to adapt SP systems to be risk-informed and shock-responsive and;
  • Increased awareness and capacities of concerned Government agencies to design and implement shock responsive and risk informed SP
  • Objectives of the Consultancy:

    The National Consultant for Shock Responsive Social Protection will:

  • Building on existing available studies, work with the International Consultant (IC) to develop a contextually relevant analytical framework to map the existing social protection programmes , institutional arrangement, main actors, and financing instruments in social protection, disaster risk management, and early warning system;
  • Undertake the mapping by desk review and interviews with key informants and prepare initial report;
  • Work with the IC and UNICEF Myanmar Country Office to prepare for the Workshop that aims at reaching consensus on the selection of 1-2 SP programmes, technical approach and work plan to develop operational and design options to scale up these programmes;
  • Support the IC in conducting further analysis and development of operational options and roadmap;
  • Support the IC in conducting a national dialogue to present/validate the operational options and roadmap;
  • Lead further consultation process to obtain feedback on the operational options and the road map;
  • Support the IC in the preparation and conduct of the Design Workshop for the scaling up of selected SP programmes;
  • Provide quality inputs to the formulation of design options;
  • Contribute to the development of recommendations of policies and measures to implement the options;
  • Provide inputs to interim and final reports;
  • Support UNICEF in further consultations with key government ministries, UN agencies, CSOs and development partners and agreement on how to take the recommendations forward and the conduct of the final workshop; and
  • Submit bi-monthly progress report and an end of assignment report with description of activities performed, outputs delivered, lessons learned and recommendations.
  • Contribute to the overall discussions/consultations and development of operational and design options to scale up one or two selected SP programmes
  • Contribute to the preparation and conduct of national consultations and workshops and draft synopsis of workshop proceedings
  • Assignment Tasks and Expected Deliverables:

    Task 1:

    Lead mapping of ongoing SP systems: Undertake a literature review coupled with key informant interviews to (i) map the framework and policy context, institutional arrangements, existing and planned flagship social protection programs, cash and near-cash transfers including by humanitarian actors, food transfers, nutrition programs, school feeding, price subsidies, (labour-intensive) public works programs, and fee waivers including programs implemented – ideally at scale – by development and humanitarian actors. (ii) map existing DRM policy-institutional-programmatic architecture especially pertaining financial or in kind measures for disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation; (iii) analyse the SP programmes in their pitch, design, coverage, nature of ‘protection’ provided, financial aspects, and operational aspects; and (iv) examine the element of current ‘shock responsiveness’ and ‘risk-informed’ inherent in these SP programmes. This analysis and examining needs to be guided by a frame of analysis based on the following key questions:

  • What is the typology and characterization of the existing SP system in Myanmar and how do these address the existing (viz. varied structural, underlying and immediate), emerging and residual disaster risks faced by the vulnerable and poor in the country?
  • What interventions are in place or have been implemented in relation to risk informed and shock responsive SP systems? What are the features in terms of programme design (coverage, nature of ‘protection / benefit’, duration, and such) of these SP systems? What design and implementation features of these SP systems have elements of flexibility and adaptability that facilitate timely and adequate shock response?
  • End Products/ Deliverables 1:

  • Report of mapping of existing social protection programmes in Myanmar (25-30 page with data collected through assignment including key informant list and social protection costed sector plan)
  • Bi-monthly progress report specifying the contributions as in line with the finalized and agreed upon work plan
  • Task 2:

  • In coordination with UNICEF colleague of Emergency Unit, support on providing overview of early warning systems in Myanmar in terms of its design and functioning and in how it is or can be used, if any, by the existing SP programs.
  • Support mapping existing institutional entities involved in coordinating, implementing and monitoring, social protection, early warning, and disaster risk management programs
  • Support IC with analysing the existing SP schemes, by using the developed framework
  • Based on the above-mentioned mapping and framework, support the IC in conducting in-depth analysis of SP systems and programmes in terms of their potentials for adaptability to be risk informed and shock-responsive;
  • Support IC with assessing the factors enabling (or challenging) the SP schemes to provide extra benefits or expand to shock-affected populations
  • End Products/ Deliverables 2:

  • Mapping matrix of risk financing instruments linked to disaster response in Myanmar
  • Task 3:

  • Support formulating recommendations for contextually relevant and realistic measures at the policy, design, management, and financial levels to implement these options.

  • Based on the above analysis, support developing clear recommendations for measures to be taken at the policy, design, management, and financial levels for adapting the shortlisted SP schemes to make them shock responsive.
  • Support facilitating dialogues among relevant national and local authorities and other stakeholders to raise their awareness, create buy-in, validate findings, assess options and engage them in future implementation of these recommended options.
  • Support designing and organizing these national and sub-national consultations in a way that will also help to identify capacity gaps to be addressed in longer term interventions to support the efforts of for scale up / adaptation of SP schemes to be risk informed and shock responsive.
  • End Products/ Deliverables 3:

    Report of Final workshop

    Task 4:

    Submit an end of assignment report with description of activities performed, outputs delivered,

    Lessons learned and recommendations.

    End Products/ Deliverables 4:

    End of Assignment Report

    Qualification and specialized knowledge/experience required for the assignment:

  • Advanced university degree in Social Science, Public Policy, Economics or related field.
  • Minimum 10 years of professional work experience in policy, technical assistance related to social policy and/or social protection.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of the social protection system in Myanmar.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute complex processes across a wide range of stakeholders, advance ability to work quickly and under pressure.
  • Prior experience in social protection systems including cash transfer in emergencies.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Language requirement: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Myanmar language.
  • Interested candidates are requested to submit the application with updated CV and completed EOI form.

    ToR_ Risk Informed and Shock Responsive Social Protection National Consultant.docxEoI NationalConsultant_ShockResponsiveSP.docx

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.


    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=514456


              Sr. Cat Portfolio Analyst - AIG Philippines Inc. - Bengaluru, Karnataka      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Minimum 5 years of experience in catastrophe modeling (RMS, AIR) and/or (re)insurance analytics Advanced degree in physics, math, statistics, actuarial or other...
    From AIG Philippines Inc. - Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:16:23 GMT - View all Bengaluru, Karnataka jobs
              Comment on Outdoor Summer Fun: Ham, Avocado & Corn Salsa and “Freezy Feet” by Nadtja Villaver      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Would love to try this recipe this weekend! Avocado is in season now in the Philippines.
              Philippines’ big e-commerce players highlight 3 gender diversity trends in top management      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Bolstering the role of women in the workplace has become a global issue as gender inequality continues to be a critical economic challenge The population of women accounts for about half of the world’s working-age population, yet women are less likely to be given opportunities for economic participation. “If every country matched the progress toward gender parity […]

    The post Philippines’ big e-commerce players highlight 3 gender diversity trends in top management appeared first on e27.


              (USA-TX-Dallas) Corporate Communications Manager, A/T Manufacturing Operations      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    **Job ID** 23624BR **Job Posting Title** Corporate Communications Manager, A/T Manufacturing Operations **Job Description** Change the world, love your job. At Texas Instruments (TI), you will have the opportunity to learn and grow – and create world-changing technology. For more than 80 years, TI has continually reinvented itself by believing in people with endless curiosity who refuse to leave the world just how they found it. From developing leading-edge semiconductor technologies and practicing responsible manufacturing, to caring for our employees and communities, innovating a better world is in our DNA. Come discover TI and why you belong here. This employee communicator will join TI’s Corporate Communications organization, responsible for leading employee communications for TI’s manufacturing sites in China, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Mexico. TI’s manufacturing organization is a strong competitive advantage for TI, and this position offers a great opportunity to gain a global, holistic view of TI and work closely with TI's manufacturing leaders who value communications and the impact it can have on TI. The ideal candidate will be a strategic communicator who can recommend and execute communications strategies to engage employees and manage change. He/she will be a great manager and an excellent writer, love international travel, and be able to work with a variety of cultures and with business leaders at multiple levels of the organization. The person in this role will serve as a strategic partner to the vice president of TI’s global Assembly and Test operations and his leadership team, and will manage a small, diverse team around the globe. He/she will advise on ways to implement key programs broadly across the factories and engage employees through a variety of communications tactics, including key message development and implementing creative tactics to ensure those messages are broadly understood. He/she will also manage and develop strong, compelling content that engages a global audience. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Planning, managing and executing the employee communications strategy for TI’s global A/T operations • Managing a global team • Partnering with business leaders and HR to drive communications activities that support employee engagement and ensure employees understand priorities and focus of their business unit/product line and company • Coaching and counseling leaders on best practices in employee communications and engagement • Keep employees focused and engaged on the company’s and sites’ priorities • Maximize key communications channels Minimum requirements • 5-7 years related experience; minimum 5 years required • Bachelor’s Degree in business, English, communications or journalism • Strong verbal and written communications skills • Direct experience working with all levels of an organization • Strategic thinking and ability to comprehend business scenarios, challenges and objectives and translate them into meaningful internal communications actions that support business priorities • Proven ability to influence without authority • Ability to work with a variety of business leaders at multiple levels of the organization; executive management presence • Skill in juggling multiple projects/activities simultaneously and meeting deadlines; results oriented • Creativity and resourcefulness • Ability to travel internationally multiple times/year Preferred qualifications • Employee or corporate communications experience • Management experience • Knowledge of the high-tech or semiconductor industries If you are interested in this position, please apply to this requisition. Texas Instruments is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected characteristics, including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age. **Job Opening Type** Experienced Professional **Minimum Education Level** Bachelor's Level Degree **Related Field(s) of Study** Communications English Journalism Marketing **Minimum Years of Experience** 5 **Regular / Temporary** Regular **Full-time / Part-time** Full-Time **Country** United States **Job Location(s)** USA-Texas-Dallas Metroplex **Virtual / Telecommute** No **Equal Opportunity Employer** Texas Instruments is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse, inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, genetic information, national origin, gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. The following link provides more information regarding the Federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment: EEO is the Law – Notice of Applicant Rights Under the Law. at https://infolink.ti.com/ext/staffing/eeo_self_print_poster.pdf **Affirmative Action Efforts** TI's affirmative action efforts — extending to women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans — are an important part of our commitment to equal employment opportunities. TI's Affirmative Action Program is available upon request at the Texas Instruments Ethics Office, located at 13570 North Central Expressway, MS 3961, Dallas, Texas 75243, or by email here at mailto:jobsupportteam@list.ti.com , on Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Central Time). **Applicants with Disabilities** If you are an individual with a disability who is unable or limited in your ability to complete the application process, including the use or access of our website, as a result of a physical or mental impairment, you may request reasonable accommodations by clicking here at mailto:jobsupport@list.ti.com to email us your request. Determinations of requests for accommodations due to disability are made on a case-by-case basis.
              Comment on Whither the Sociality? Part #3. Vis-a-vis investigators. by E.C.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    @ ron, That jives with what my brother, who just returned from a mission to the Philippines, experienced. He said that they specifically looked to convert people who would be able to take on leadership roles, because they're struggling to deal with the growth that's happening over there. It's a good problem to have.
              Vestas: Accountant - Invoice Resolution      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Competitive: Vestas: Vestas Shared Service A/S Philippines ROHQ is among the newest members of a Shared Service Industry in the Philippines in 2014, with a core objectiv Pasay City, National Capital
              Comment on Hisense Repair & Service Center Philippines by ruel      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    mayron me LCD ng 40k160, ang sira lng nun is main board, sulitan u nlng thanks! 09219283370 - ruel
              Comment on White Westinghouse Repair & Service Center Philippines by Rodolfo Reyes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Address po ng cebu service center
              Comment on Hisense Repair & Service Center Philippines by Joseph      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Magkano po replacement lcd ng 40k322? Nagkacrack po kasi ang tv ko.
              Comment on HTC Repair & Service Center Philippines by Richelle magbojos      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Good eve..may available battery po ba kayo for M8 ..and how much? Salamat po..
              Comment on Seiko Repair & Service Center Philippines by joselito ouano      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    my seiko Divers just 1month old i has encouter peoblem they will stopped often. even i waring everytime. I'm wasting my money to bought this kind of wacth..
              Comment on Seiko Repair & Service Center Philippines by joselito ouano      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    thats true i have one newly buy seiko divers after one month cannot working will. eveeytime they will stopped. i wasting my money
              JAI-ALAI OFFICIAL RESULTS JUL 10, 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Meridien Vista Gaming Corporation (MVGC) JAI ALAI Philippines Draw Results Midnight Draw Date: 7/10/2018 numbers in exact order
              Nudibranchs in Love- Halgerda willeyi's      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    oceanzam posted a photo:

    Nudibranchs in Love- Halgerda willeyi's

    Anilao, Philippines


              Kaya - Ceres      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Football. Philippines. UFL
              #green - iamcleffannel      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Like a butterfly, she will fly away 🎈 🎇 🎇 🎇 🎇 🎇 #butterfly #green #blur #epicshutterphotography #epicshots #vsco #mobilephotography #instalike #instalove #likeforlikes #likeforfollow #like4likes #like4follow #liker #followforfollowback #follower #followers #photography #philippines
              Blockchain To Create Jobs In The Banking Sector      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   



    Join- https://t.me/btctradingclub

    For more Bitcoin Crypto Currency news Latest Update Crypto Currency Training Auto Trading Crypto BOT & Crypto Trading Signals join above given telegram channel

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?...yptosignals.app

    Crypto Trading Mobile APPS now receive Crypto Signals on Mobile Google Play Store

    The Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) dismissed fears that the rapid digitalization and adoption of blockchain pose a threat to job creation, and noted that the technology would actually create more jobs.

    Rapid digitalization in the banking sectors, as well as the adoption of blockchain technology by some of these financial situations, will create thousands of jobs as the industry continues hiring people. This was the assurance made by the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) saying the more than 12,000 bank offices across the country continue to provide opportunities for entry-level applicants.

    “Banking employees are vital in providing quality service. With the effort of banks in financial inclusivity, we can expect more bank branches opening and job hiring to cope with the increasing demand of banking and financial services across the country,” BAP managing director Benjamin Castillo said.

    The hiring trend goes much deeper than customer-facing positions. In a previous interview with Cryptovest, UnionBank of the Philippines President Edwin Bautista said that the bank would hire nearly 20,000 programmers over the next one or two years to fill openings for the bank’s blockchain development program.

    UnionBank is one of the few banks in the Philippines which is aggressively pushing massive blockchain adoption for its future development.

    Castillo allayed fears that rapid digitalization in the country's banking sector poses a threat to job creation, noting that customers prefer transacting online as well as over-the-counter.

    “Contrary to what is expected, the banking industry will not lay off workers just because we have entered the digital age. Banks need to cater to the different demands, we are diversifying,” he said.

    He acknowledged that emerging technologies are crucial for the banking sector to maintain providing efficient financial services to its clients.

    “We need graduates who are willing to take up the challenge in moving the sector forward in the age of the digital revolution. As the banking industry moves forward, it is crucial to have capable individuals who are willing to work for the benefit of our country” Castillo said.

    Bautista said he expects cryptocurrencies and blockchain to play an important role in the financial market space describing them as "the future."



    Read more: https://cryptovest.com/news/blockchain-to-c...banking-sector/
              Comment on RAW to Stream LIVE on FOX…. In The Philippines by Jeff      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Raw already broadcasts live on Fox in Australia & the streaming app.
              How Southeast Asian football fans watch the World Cup      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    For Southeast Asians, football is KING. According to a National Geographic study, the sport is the most popular in eight out of 11 of the region’s countries (the three exceptions being Cambodia, Laos and the Philippines). Indeed, almost as many Southeast Asians (about 245 million) watched the 2014 World Cup as in Central and North America combined. Of course – and sadly – there aren’t any regional teams competing in the 2018 World Cup, which means that more than 630...
              Sales Coordinator - AIG Philippines Inc. - Stowe, VT      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Assist with the contracting and closing process for resale real estate transactions, working together with buyers, attorneys & lenders, in conjunction with the...
    From AIG Philippines Inc. - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:16:40 GMT - View all Stowe, VT jobs
              Snoopy + Peanuts Birthday Party      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Charlie Brown Cake from a Snoopy Peanuts Birthday Party on Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (8)

    Grab your comics and begin to read, this Snoopy + Peanuts Birthday Party, is fabulous, indeed!

    Styled by Michelle Lao of Michelle Lao Events Styling, out of San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines; this darling 1st birthday celebration is packed with fun Charlie Brown party details, anyone will love!

    Some of which, include:

    • Adorable Peanuts Themed Birthday Cake
    • Charlie Brown Lantern + Kite Ceiling-scape
    • Comic Strip Runners
    • Fondant Peanuts-inspired Cupcake Toppers
    • Street Fair Stage
    • Snoopy House Table Centerpieces

    The post Snoopy + Peanuts Birthday Party appeared first on Kara's Party Ideas.


              Gunman shot and killed by police at Filipino archbishop’s residence      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Cebu City, Philippines, Jul 10, 2018 / 07:29 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A gunman was fatally shot by police after he forced his way into the residence of Archbishop Jose Palma of Cebu on Tuesday morning and sought to speak to the absent bishop. [...]
              Korean Product Fair is happening in Manila this weekend!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    The Philippines’ most anticipated annual product festival is currently under thorough preparation as
              New Mactan-Cebu Airport Seen to Boost Medical Tourism in PH      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    CEBU, Philippines, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Terminal 2 of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) began commercial operations last July 1, barely a month after the resort-themed terminal was inaugurated. The new terminal is designed for international flights while the older Terminal 1 will be for domestic flights.
              Canada is becoming a top destination for IELTS test takers in the Philippines      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    MANILA, Philippines, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Canada is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for IELTS test takers wishing to work, study or emigrate overseas, with recent global surveys putting it second only to the U.S. as a desired destination for people looking to emigrate. At the same time, the Canadian Government has increased its immigration targets up to 2020, boosting opportunities for moving to Canada.
              #ecuador - segrex_auto      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    #lexus #lx570 full options 2018MY available for sale. Shipping worldwide. #landcruiser #prado #hilux #camry #rav4 #chr #carsforsale #dubai #bolivia #colombia #panama #paraguay #costarica#dominicanrepublic #ecuador #argentina #brazil #philippines #vietnam Ducamz Free Zone. Showroom 309. +971503470808 (what's up /telegram/viber/line/imo/wechat)vladimir.o@segrex.ae
              #ecuador - segrex_auto      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    #lexus #lx570 full options 2018MY available for sale. Shipping worldwide. #landcruiser #prado #hilux #camry #rav4 #chr #carsforsale #dubai #bolivia #colombia #panama #paraguay #costarica#dominicanrepublic #ecuador #argentina #brazil #philippines #vietnam Ducamz Free Zone. Showroom 309. +971503470808 (what's up /telegram/viber/line/imo/wechat)vladimir.o@segrex.ae
              #ecuador - missdivaperu      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Seria tan lindo verte puesta la corona del Miss Perú 🇵🇪 pero yo se que en algún momento eso se hará realidad @milettfigueroaoficial 👑 . . . . . . #missperu #peru #newyorkcity #peruana #missvenezuela #usa #misssouthafrica 🇵🇷 #unitedstates #philippines #milettfigueroa #beautypeagent ##bestbody #missuniverse #teammilettfigueroa #laborsocial #ecuador #like4like #latinasexy #nbl#sanfrancisco#peruviangirl #missthailand #prissilahoward #missuniverso2017#missfrance#peruviangirl#misscolombia #missuniverse2017
              CRI Studio 2      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Your 24/7 Pinoy Radio Station Of Intercontinental Pinoy Radio Philippines. This is CRI Studio 2. CRI Studio 2 not only plays their original radio programs but also they have got programs outside of music. The morning show of the radio start with their own original style that attracts the listeners towards their radio programs from […]

    The post CRI Studio 2 appeared first on Live Online Radio.


              Nurse Helper For Canada & USA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    HIRNG: Nurse from the Philippines who has worked in Canada or USA before. This means they have a visa or permit, or has previous experience getting a visa or permit to work in Canada and or USA. The nurse must have a degree, and 3+ years full-time experience with elderly which includes bathing and support. The position also involves domestic tasks such as cleaning and shopping. If he or she can drive, that would be great.
              BEIJING HENGSHENG TONGDA STAINLESS STEEL CO.,LTD      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    BEIJING HENGSHENG TONGDA STAINLESS STEEL CO.,LTD was established in 1996,located in the capital Beijing of China,the total investment is 100 million,covering 45 thousand square meters. We’re the professional 201,304,316,430 stainless steel sheet and tube factory,with the 2B,BA,No.1,hairline,satin/No.4,mirror,etch,embossed and ti-gold color process. This group consist of two firms,the BAOTOU CITY HUASHENG SPECIAL STEEL CO.,LTD mainly produce the stainless steel pipe,it’s own 280 workes and 15 engineers, the yearly output value has reached 35 million. The BEIJING HENGSHENG TONGDA STAINLESS STEEL CO.,LTD is organized by three branch,one is specialized in stainless steel sheet cutting,coil slitting,hairline and mirror polish,the second section for ti-gold color coated,and the third workshop for satin and etching process,the three factory cooperative work let the stainless steel flashing colorful light in the world,we have many clients in USA,UK,,KOREA,PHILIPPINES,THAILAND,INDIA,DUBAI,SAUDI,TURKEY and IRAN,good quality with high reputation win the world market . Our advocates “CREATING THE EXECLLENT STAINLESS STEEL FIRM,BUILDING THE HONEST SERVICE IMAGE”as the purpose,mutually-beneficial and win-win cooperation as the concept. Welcome your joining ! Rowen
              Duterte’s public satisfaction rating hits low ahead of SONA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    APPROVAL ratings for Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has dropped to its lowest since the leader took office, a recent survey revealed on Tuesday as his administration gears up for his third State of The Nation Address (SONA).

    The post Duterte’s public satisfaction rating hits low ahead of SONA appeared first on Asian Correspondent.


              U.S., Philippines Strengthen Alliance With Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    July 9, 2018 News Logistics Group Western Pacific ...

    This is an article summary only. Click on the article's title to enjoy the complete article
              Kobe Paras joins UP for UAAP Season 82      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    KOBE Paras has committed to play for the University of the Philippines (UP) men’s basketball team. Paras will serve a one-year residency as he is a transferee from Creighton University in the US NCAA. He will be eligible to play alongside fellow Gilas Pilipinas Cadets in Ricci Rivero, brothers Juan and Javi Gomez De Liaño, [...]

    The post Kobe Paras joins UP for UAAP Season 82 appeared first on The Manila Times Online.


              INTERVIEW WITH THE FOUNDER OF BASHFORD JEWELRY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Meet Mildred Stephens, A third-generation jeweler, Mildred was born and raised in the Philippines. Her parents immigrated to the United States in search of greater opportunity, leaving Mildred and her
              Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Philippines Price is PHP 22,990, Vlogging and Mobile Photography Features      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Are you planning to start vlogging soon but you're not keen on buying a DLSR or Mirrorless camera and lugging around a separate gadget apart from your smartphone just to get good video quality when shooting clips with your face in the frame?

    Here's a new Android smartphone from Sony that you might want to check out.

    Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Philippines

    For me, the most interesting feature of the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra is its Dual Front Facing Camera module that incorporates a 16 MegaPixel primary shooter with f/2.0 aperture and 23mm standard field of view plus an 8 MegaPixel f/2.4 aperture secondary cam with 120-degrees wide-angle view for group shots. This set-up also includes a Soft LED flash that allows the owner to snap selfies and wefies even in low-light conditions.

    Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Philippines

    But the best thing about this module is that the main shooter has both Electronic (EIS) as well as Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and can shoot FullHD 30fps videos, which means that it is ideal for vlogging. Talk about recording smooth and steady clips even if you're walking and just holding your handset in front of your face without a gimbal.

    Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Philippines
    All photos that I used in this post are courtesy of PhoneArena on Youtube, which provides useful content about technology and gadgets.

    Also great for mobile photographers and videographers, just like any high-end Xperia handset by this legendary Japanese tech company, Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra has a 23 MegaPixel Rear Camera with f/2.0 aperture and large 1/2.3" sensor (like that of past flagship Xperia models) for good low light performance. This cam also shoot 4K 30fps videos or 120fps Slow-Mo HD clips that you can use for cinematic effects.

    Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Philippines

    Another highlight of this model is its 6-inch Full HD IPS display, which - although having a not-so-trendy 16:9 aspect ratio - is nonetheless crisp and brilliant enough to provide an enjoyable video-viewing and 3D-gaming experience.

    Speaking of gaming, the Xperia XA2 Ultra should be able to smoothly run the most resource-intensive titles that you can download from the Google Play Store -- thanks to its powerful Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor that's complemented by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM that you can easily beef up using the dedicated microSD card slot; No need to sacrifice the handset's Dual SIM capability to get more space for your large game files.

    Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Philippines

    As for uptime, this smartphone's non-removable 3,580 mAh Li-Ion battery pack and energy-efficient chipset allows it deliver around a whole day of regular use coming from a full charge. However, if you're a power user and you'll be using the device mainly for recording videos, you might want to bring a large capacity powerbank with you as well -- just to be sure.

    Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Philippines

    Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra was officially released in the Philippines on April 13, 2018. You can still get it at all Sony Concept Stores and authorized retail channels online and in malls across the country for PHP 22,990. The handset is out in four elegant colors, namely, Blue, Silver, Pink, and Black.

    Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Specs
    163 x 80 x 9.5 mm
    221 grams
    6.0 inches, Full HD 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 367 ppi, IPS LCD
    76.1% Screen-to-Body Ratio
    Scratch-Resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 4
    23 MegaPixel Rear Camera, f/2.0, 1/2.3" Sensor, PDAF, LED Flash
    Dual Front Cam: 16 MP (f/2.0, 23mm, 1/2.6" Sensor, OIS, PDAF) +
    8 MP (f/2.4, 1/4" Sensor, 120 Degrees Wide Angle)
    Rear 4K 30fps, HD 120fps Slow-Mo Video Recorder
    Front 1080p 30fps Video Recorder with Optical Image Stabilization
    Xperia UI
    Android 8.0 Oreo
    Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
    Adreno 510 GPU
    4GB RAM
    64GB ROM
    Dedicated microSD Card Slot
    Non-Removable 3,580 mAh Li-Ion Battery Pack
    USB Type C Charging Port
    WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
    Bluetooth 5.0
    4G LTE-A Cat13
    Dual nanoSIM
    Gyroscope
    Fingerprint Scanner
    Facial Recognition
    Aluminum Mid-Frame, Polycarbonate Back Plate
    Silver, Black, Blue, Pink

    Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra Price
    Official Suggested Retail Price in the Philippines: PHP 22,990
    Official Release Date in the Philippines: April 13, 2018

              (USA-WA-Everett) Senior Safety Manager - Safety Manager, Bilingual, Industrial      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Senior Safety Manager - Safety Manager, Bilingual, Industrial Senior Safety Manager - Safety Manager, Bilingual, Industrial - Skills Required - Safety Manager, Bilingual - English and Spanish fluency, Safety Training, Safety Audits/Auditing, Manufacturing/Industrial Safety Exp, OSHA/Regulatory Compliance, Certified Industrial Hygienist - CIH a plus, Certified Safety Professional / CSP a plus, EHS/Environment l Experience If you are a Senior Safety Manager with experience, please read on! **Top Reasons to Work with Us** PLEASE NOTE - My client is looking to fill this role in either their Everett, WA location, or their North San Diego County location....ongoing recruiting is happening for both sites/both locations. **What You Will Be Doing** This key role for a Senior Safety Manager/Director has been created as a single overall manager for the safety needs for our division, bringing all sites into the same framework, developing a safe working culture throughout all levels of the organization, managing safety programs and guiding leadership on implementation of safety programs for this area of the business. Some of what you will be responsible for, includes: Much of your time will be spent around pulling together the procedures from both companies that we are merging together, as we standardize programs across all locations, providing training, increasing safety awareness, and expanding the adoption of best practices. Training the designated safety manager at each plant, and work closely with plant managers and line supervisors. You'll communicate with these 10-12 people at each plant on a regular basis, building strong relationships and following up to ensure the safety measures have been implemented and the programs are moving forward. As the technical expert on the topics of environmental, health and safety, you'll evaluate plant operations and make recommendations to the plant leadership, advise plant and company leadership on safety matters, and provide training to all levels of the organization on these important topics. WORKING WITH MULTIPLE LOCATIONS: In this role, you will be the voice of safety to all of our 10+ sites (located in Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington, California, Mexico, and the Philippines), frequently traveling to visit the North American locations. Our larger plants have 250+ people (the largest has 530), and the rest have fewer than 150 (the smallest has about 30). We expect you'll travel quite a bit to visit the plants in the first year, but once everyone is settled under the same procedures travel may be reduced. Environmental experience/responsibilities: In addition to the health and safety part of your role described above, you may spend about 20% of your time on environmental duties. You'll need to be knowledgeable about the applicable regulations and communicate with officials who monitor this. Many of the environmental tasks will be handled by the Plant Managers, but you'll keep them informed about regulatory updates and be accountable to ensure they completed necessary action items. **What You Need for this Position** The ideally qualified candidate will bring the following to the table: EDUCATION - An associate's or bachelor's degree in Engineering, Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene or another related field EXPERIENCE - 5+ years of safety experience in an industrial work environment or in an industrial consulting capacity, ideally across multiple locations and a large-scale environment. Previous experience with Concrete products, Stone Products, Construction/building products manufacturing plants/settings, would be a HUGE plus. MULTI SITE SAFETY experience is a plus/near must -this role will be responsible for multiple sites, domestically and internationally. Certified Safety Professional or Certified Industrial Hygienist would be a PLUS Bilingual, English and Spanish, is a MUST HAVE, due to training and training materials development needs. Must be able to travel to various sites - While the position is located in CA, you will be spreading your time evenly across the locations in the US and Mexico, with a yearly visit to the plant in the Philippines. An understanding of how to manage safety in a low-automation industry that requires highly manual processes (including a strong understanding of ergonomics, safety equipment, air and noise personal monitoring equipment, etc.) Experience leading teams and/or managing safety programs, with the ability to come into the role ready to drive the programs immediately Quick question for you - click here Strong knowledge and understanding of EH&S regulations, including OSHA regulations Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and strategic thinking ability Proficiency with technology, including familiarity with MS Office programs and some experience with SAP enterprise software Quick question for you - click here Effective communication skills to include clear and concise business and technical writing ability, and the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with customers, managers and all levels of employees to provide clear direction and explain technical or legally complicated information in layman's terms verbally and in writing Strong organizational skills and the ability to work well with conflicting priorities and deadlines The ability to be self-directed and work independently with a strong work ethic A high level of professionalism and the ability to keep information confidential (confidentiality agreement required) A valid driver's license to visit local sites on a regular basis So, if you are a Senior Safety Manager with experience, please apply today! Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. **CyberCoders, Inc is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer** All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. **Your Right to Work** – In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. *Senior Safety Manager - Safety Manager, Bilingual, Industrial* *WA-Everett* *RH-1466829*
              Philippine Special Economic Zone Grants Licenses to Three Crypto Exchanges      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    The Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) of the Philippines has issued provisional licenses to three cryptocurrency exchanges in the economic zone, the Manila Times reported July 10. CEZA expects to attract $3 million of investment following the issuance. CEZA is a state-owned corporation that controls the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport operations. In April, […]

    Post source: Philippine Special Economic Zone Grants Licenses to Three Crypto Exchanges

    More Bitcoin News and Cryptocurrency News on TheBitcoinNews.com


              CSR for Airline Account - NeksJob Philippines - Benguet      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    CSR for Airline AccountBaguio Site 15,000.00 monthly Benguet, Cordillera Admin. Region Today, 10:22 AM NeksJob PhilippinesThis seal certifies that the...
    From Worksvianet.com - Mon, 09 Jul 2018 05:44:16 GMT - View all Benguet jobs
              Comment on ACLU Sues Over Alleged Abuse of Immigrant Women During Transport by Ruiz      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Don't worry about us "boys" since our humble opinions won't change the misguided US foreign policy that seems intent on making things worse off in those third world countries. Because this influx of illegal migrants is nothing short of blow back, the unintended consequences of US secret and overt operations. You know what we now refer to as "banana republics"? Well, hence the results and they'll keep on coming because we keep messing up with those third world countries. Heck, we've at it for a little over 100 years, so expect lots and lots of blow back. And I'm only talking about within this American continent, but we might experience worse things from our military excursions in the Middle East. Nothing happens in a vacuum, except for certain human mentalities that seem to get stuck there. But do worry about the "juvenile" who is so desperately trying to emulate that dude from North Korea and the one from the Philippines.
              Coca-Cola prend des couleurs pour la Marche des fiertés      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Coca-Cola prend des couleurs pour la Marche des fiertés
    - Le 30 juin est le jour de la Marche des fiertés LGBT aux Philippines. Pour l'occasion, Coca-Cola a communiqué son soutien aux communautés ...

              Offer - El nido beach resort - PHILIPPINES      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Planning a treasure point vacation? Treasurepointvacation.com provides to all inclusive vacation packages like el nido resorts, el nido beach resort and el nido palawan resortsEl nido beach resort
              Former ambassador: Del Rosario admits he was tricked into giving up Panatag shoal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    In continuation of his series article on the South China Sea dispute, Manila Times columnist Rigoberto Tiglao said that former Foreign Secretary Alberto del Rosario was tricked into giving up the Panatag shoal to our neighboring country, China.

    Tiglao’s recent piece was based on del Rosario’s article posted at his website named Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute for Strategic and International Studies, where he gave his explanation in response to Defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana’s claim that former administration has mismanaged the dispute with China.

    “During the impasse at Scarborough Shoal with China, we were approached by the US, an honest broker, for both China and the Philippines to agree to a simultaneous withdrawal of ships from the shoal. We therefore agreed. At the appointed time, we withdrew, whereas China did not – in violation of our agreement.” del Rosario wrote in his article.

    With this, Tiglao pointed out that del Rosario’s statement was flawed because, “Neither the US nor China has admitted that there was such an agreement; only talks for such an agreement. Indeed, if there was such an agreement, would the “honest broker” US not have raised a ruckus that China reneged on an agreement it brokered?” he said.

    “Del Rosario’s statement in his article is in sharp contrast to what he said on June 16, 2012, quoted in nearly all media that day two weeks after our ships left the shoal June 3: “Citing bad weather, President Aquino has ordered home two Philippine ships engaged in a standoff with China over Scarborough Shoal.” Tiglao continued.

    Tiglao said, it was only until del Rosario’s article was posted on his website that this information surfaced, that according to him, there was an agreement with China for a simultaneous withdrawal of each country’s ships from the shoal.*

    Reportedly, Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th was then appointed by former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III as back-channel envoy to handle such crisis- who also denied the agreement.

    “Both in an interview with Trillanes with me in 2015, and in his aide memoire “Backchannel Talks” that he gave me, the senator claimed it was del Rosario who was responsible for the boo-boo, with Aquino himself blaming his foreign secretary.” Tiglao wrote.

    Tiglao also provided the statement from Trillanes:

    “PNoy called me to inform me that our two BFAR (Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources) vessels already left the shoal but China reneged on the agreement of simultaneous withdrawal of their ships, so two of them [were]still inside the shoal,” Trillanes wrote in his aide memoire.

    “I asked him who agreed with what, since I was just hammering out the details of the sequential withdrawal because the mouth of the shoal was too narrow for a simultaneous withdrawal. The President told me that Sec. del Rosario told him about the agreement reached in Washington,” Trillanes wrote.

    “This time I asked PNoy: ‘If the agreement was simultaneous withdrawal, why did we leave first?’ PNoy responded to this effect: ‘Kaya nga sinabihan ko si Albert kung bakit niya pinalabas yung BFAR na hindi ko nalalaman.’ (That’s why I asked Albert [del Rosario] why he ordered the BFAR vessels to leave without my permission.)” Trillanes continued.*

    According to a credible source per Tiglao, US indeed suggested for a simultaneous withdrawal of vessels from Panatag Shoal (also known as Bajo de Masinloc) to de-escalate the tension as it cannot intervene in the dispute.

    Chinese official allegedly told US that she would relay the suggestion to her superiors, “however, for some unexplained reason, the then US Ambassador to Manila Harry Thomas that very day told del Rosario that China had already agreed to a simultaneous withdrawal.”

    “Del Rosario immediately ordered, in the middle of the night, the BFAR and Coast Guard vessels to pull out, leaving the Chinese in complete control of the shoal. Aquino would only find out about the pull-out when he woke up – a bit late – the following morning. With our vessels leaving what we claim as our territory, we have lost it – forever, as it were.” Tiglao wrote.

    “Neither the US, China nor even President Aquino, nor anybody else at the foreign affairs department—except del Rosario’s protégé, then Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia—has confirmed that there was such an agreement.” He added.

    Tiglao mentioned different interpretation on what really happened, but the most striking one is; “unwilling to intervene, the US tricked the Aquino government into abandoning the shoal, in order to push the Philippines to file a case against China in an international body as a propaganda tack against the Asian superpower.”

    Source: Manila Times

              Philippines Regulator Aims to Make $67 Million From Crypto Exchange Licensing      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    The authority that governs a special economic zone in the Philippines plans to reap $67 million by issuing crypto exchange licenses. 
              Conspiracy theories      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    The BBC talk show yesterday on our tv was lamenting about Trumpieboy daring to tell Europe to pay for their own defense.

    The broad in charge of the panel spouted all the anti Trump talking points, and essentially said they should ignore him because it will be business as usual after the next election.

    Actually, their snotty anti American bias is not as bad as when Reagan was president (I lived in Africa and we got the news via the BBC shortwave). Reagan was a stupid cowboy who was going to start World War III.

    Only one person mildly tried to explain American politics to her, but didn't do it forcibly.

    Attention BBC:  a lot of Americans think: Why should I pay my hard earned money to keep you rich snotty European elites safe when you won't defend themselves?

    And the isolationist feeling in America didn't start with Trumpieboy: President Obama was popular because he was also removing troops from overseas and told them to pay for their own defense. (UKtelegraph2016):

    Mr Obama warned that states are failing to pay their “full share” of spending two per cent of GDP on the military. “I’ll be honest, sometimes Europe has been complacent about its own defence,” he said. 

    But never mind. Must push memes.

    -----------------------

    The Federalist pushes back against the meme that Americans are losing their religion, and actually has the hard data from Harvard to prove it. pdf

    what is happening is that the lukewarm are no longer going to church, but the believers are leaving lukewarm churches and going to churches where people actually believe and practice their faith.

    don't tell the Pope this: He actually thinks his newfangled episcopal lite church is the way of the future.


    Mainline churches are tanking... hemorrhaging members in startling numbers, but many of those folks are not leaving Christianity. They are simply going elsewhere...
    The percentage of Americans who attend church more than once a week, pray daily, and accept the Bible as wholly reliable and deeply instructive to their lives has remained absolutely, steel-bar constant for the last 50 years or more, right up to today. These authors describe this continuity as “patently persistent.”
    ----------------------
    related item: Magister has a long article on another theologian who blasts the Pope's initiatives, including pointing out the shennanigans he used to push "change".

    one thing is clear: that a large majority of the fathers had not developed the conviction to change the traditional discipline....
    But - here is another small step - they drafted formulas of an indefinite tone that, while not providing for access to the sacraments, changed the atmosphere so to speak.
    Thus the “non-opposition” to those hesitant formulas (which had trouble getting two thirds of the votes) was enough to allow another subsequent small step: a couple of ambiguous little footnotes in “Amoris Laetitia,” which do not affirm or deny but hint at a certain direction.
    This further passage smashed the interpretive boundaries, until in the autumn of 2017 - another step - there came the pope’s official approval of the “Criteria” of the bishops of the region of Buenos Aires on chapter VIII of “Amoris Laetitia.”
    But these criteria, if one is honest, are not a simple interpretation of “Amoris Laetitia.” They add and say things that are not to be found in “Amoris Laetitia” and that, above all, had never been approved at the synods and never would have been. […]

    and this, of course, is just step one of the agenda to shift the Church  from being the bride of Christ proclaiming the good news, into becoming a NGO doing social work. and those groups pushing the PC agenda are organized, and funded by the new PC Francis loving bishops in the US. (if you read the link, notice the utopian marxist language used).

    In effect, the Catholic church is in real danger of a schism, but the MSM cheerleaders won't mention this, or notice that this weakness in moral teachings are the reason behind the huge shift of Catholics in South American and the Philippines away from a church that pushes the green agenda/NWO/liberation theology, into evangelical churches that push actual Christian beliefs.

    this is not new: Mother Angelica pushed back on this agenda in 1993.



    Sorry if this bores you, but a schism in the church has a lot of geopolitical implications.

    and the usual suspects are worried that it isn't fast enough.

    heck the daily beast, a publication founded by a lady who lamented that if she moved out of NYC she might have to meet Christians (presumably she didn't see the invisible men and women around here: you know, the cops, cleaning ladies, nurses, clerks etc. who live in that city and attend chuch).
    Now they laments that there are some believing Catholics around that are a big danger to America. 
    Al Smith, call your office.

    Conspiracy theory on the NWO planned takeover of the church. Yes, it's from a conservative Catholic site, but the speech was given by the former president of the Vatican bank.

    he even dares to name names. NSSM200 anyone?

    ---------------

    update: Father Z detects a conspiracy. or at least connections of Pope Francis with some very troubling people.

    And he links to this troubling article on Catholic bioethics.

    Many of Francis’ public statements on bioethics, especially as developed in Evangelii Gaudium, appear to adopt a weak postmodern position; that is, a position that avoids directly underscoring an objectively true moral-theological position.
    Such a “weak theology” does not require Roman Catholicism to confront secular bioethics directly, much less to convert the world to Christ. This short paper outlines the dramatic change in framing context that Pope Francis proposes for Roman Catholic theology, which will also subtly but substantially change the character of Roman Catholic bioethical concerns. 
    hmm...
    ----------------------------------

    the Manafort kerfuffle is about smearing Trumpieboy, but the actual thing he is charged with predates Trump's run for the president of course.

    so who is the "hapsburg group" and why were they bribed?

    He was lobbying for a pro Russian president of the Ukraine, and paying bigshots in the European establishment to help.

    I am not up on this, because I have a life, but you know, to us ordinary peons, 2 million Euros is a lot of loot.

     and whoops this conspiracy site got the memo that released some of the names of bigshots who took the loot.
    ---------------------------



              Hello Bishops!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Duterte, who has cursed out the Pope, the Catholic bishops, and even said he didn't believe in God, told the bishops to get their own house in order before they pointed fingers at him.

    He's trolling them, of course, for their hypocrisy

    So yesterday, 18 of them had a big and very public meeting with ex President Arroyo of "Hello Garci" fame.

    Wikipedia on Hello Garci.

    GMA (2008): Corruption scandals under GMA cost the Philippines 7.3 billion pesos.

    In a statement, IBON said with six corruption scandals so far, including the $329.48-million ZTE broadband network scam, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has become the most corrupt president the country has ever had. ...
    Other scandals under the Arroyo administration were the P728-million fertilizer scam, the Jose Pidal bank accounts, the Northrail project, the $14-million IMPSA power plant project, the P1.3-billion poll automation project, and the Macapagal Boulevard project.

    Inquirer (2011) lists various scandals: including some missed from the previous post.

    the appearance of bishops socializing with powerful politicians is not limited to dining with Gloria, alas.

    and  the bishops assure the president they are not trying to destablize the government.

    The bishops were pushing back against a statement by Pastor Saycon, a member of the government’s dialogue panel with religious groups, that he was not discounting the possibility that the Catholic Church could be used to destabilize the Duterte administration.

    Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1005399/no-destabilization-plot-say-bishops#ixzz5Knp2G35Z Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook
    Duterte plans to meet with a representative of the bishops to make nice, so the story is ongoing.

    but he is promising a "moratorium" on his tirades.



              Trolling the church (Duterte strikes again)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Duterte quipped if there is a god, prove it.

    The press, especially the establishment press in the USA etc. jumped on it: Blasphemy!

    but of course, he is merely trolling them, and hinting at their hypocrisy.

    They are trying to separate Duterte's lower and middle class supporters from backing him, of course.

    The latest scandal here is the assassination of a couple of officials, some in our area.

    Nothing new with this: being a politicians here is always risky, since political violence is alas common.

    But the latest shootings are a bit suspicious: the opposition is pointing to Duterte's war on drug dealers and "dirty Harry" type killings of those who help them but will never be convicted due to a slow judicial system, but now the suspicion is that maybe it is indeed a plot to destabilize him. This (pro business) Manila Bulletin article points fingers at the NPA.

    One was a rifle shot from a distance by a sniper, meaning someone trained to shoot, which is why a lot of folks point to a hit squad, probably ex military. But of course, the NPA, which has been sort of decimated in recent years, has a lot of their unemployed ex members who will kill for money. And of course, a lot of fired crooked cops also have that expertise and need money.

    However, the usual way to kill the person who dissed you, or whose job you want, is a drive by shooting from a motorcycle rider, so the sniper hit was unusual and raises eyebrows: low level thugs don't have this type of skill.

    but of course, even if you find the killings had nothing to do with vigilantes against drugs (two of the officials had no known drug links), Duterte will be blamed because his drug war caused a "culture of lawlessness"....and like the US Democrats, they figure if the cops stop killing bad guys, sweetness and light will break out.

    Sen. Bam Aquino said the assassination of Lubigan showed the extent to which violence had become the norm.
    “For violence to stop, the government must stop using force. If they keep using violence as the solution to the country’s problems, our society will not be peaceful and safe,” Aquino said.

    Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1008295/killings-create-climate-of-lawlessness-lp#ixzz5KiIlfuUu Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook

    As for Duterte's "blasphemy": He is trolling the Catholic bishops of course, telling them to stay out of politics or at least get their own house in order.

    The bishops here "found their voice" condemning the drug killings and reaped praise from the international press, who usually hates them for opposing abortion.

    But Duterte is not amused:

    Criticisms like this from the Catholic Church are something that Duterte does not relish. He blasted priests in the past for their inaction on the country's drug problem and for their supposed "hypocrisy." 

    heh: he must have read Jordan Peterson. (clean your room bucko)

    in the meanwhile, only a few of the bishops notice that crime hurts the poor.

    They mourn the dirty Harry killing of drug pushers, but not the families decimated by drugs.

    The children neglected by druggie parents are usually taken care of by relatives (something that we saw in the USA also), but when the parents moved from their villages into the big cities, these kids end up as streetkids.


    Like the US Catholic bishops, who suddenly discover illegal immigrants are being sent home after years of silence when Obama did the same thing. the bishops have found something they agree on: Killing people is wrong.

    But you know, the the killings of low level politicians, clergymen, activists, and reporters is not exactly new here in the Philippines.
    LINK  LINK2 LINK3

    Usually only locals and family member "know" who is behind these hits.

    But the dirty little secret is that justice is often delayed for years, and often corrupt politicians end up by getting off because some court decides the case has "flaws" or the witnesses aren't around any more.

    to take a well known political massacre: Those politicians behind the Manguindanao massacre are still waiting for trial...


    On November 16, 2010, the international non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch issued a 96-page report titled "They Own the People", charting the Ampatuans’ rise to power, including their use of violence to expand their control and eliminate threats to the family’s rule.[60] The report links the Ampatuans to at least 56 other killings over the last 20 years, apart from the November 23, 2009, massacre.[61]

    LINK... they'll get justice one of these days.

    our family knows about using "trial delays" and other tactics to protect big shots who order murders.

    and the ex mayor behind the hit on his rival (which killed our nephew ten years ago in the crossfire) was buried in an expensive mausoleum after a big funeral mass, complete with a Knights of Columbus body guard ten years after he ordered the hit:

    The bishop can't say he didn't know: The guy was under indictment at the time for ordering the hit, but hey, he was a good Catholic and gave money to the church. (just ignore the widows and children of his victims).

    Stories like this, multiplied by hundreds, is one reason the average (non elite) Filipino shrugs with the orchestrated outrage against Duterte.

    So do you mourn the druggies killed or do you blame the drug dealers for being the cause of the innocent people killed in robberies, carnapping, home invasions, or by druggie boyfriends?

    And the drug scourge is not limited to big cities.

    Reports from our farm areas is not good: Kuya reports he has had to fire a lot of our hired farmers in the past few years because they didn't plant and harvest correctly, or would steal part of the crop at harvest time, and often diverted money he gave them (for irrigation and fertilizer) into buying drugs. Sigh.

    The last one he "fired" actually was replaced because he had disappeared back to his native village shortly after he badly planted the summer crop of rice seedling. It turns out that he was involved in the drug trade, and two of his fellow drug dealers had been killed by persons unknown recently, so he decided to disappear, probably back to his native town in the Visayas.

    But multiply this by hundreds, and you see the problem:

    How many families are left destitute because the parents get hooked by drugs and can't hold a job?

    How many businessmen lose money (and can't expand their businesses or even go bankrupt) due to drug related crime.

    And how many businesses have to hire security guards because of widespread theft, meaning their business expenses are higher than they should be?

    Part of the fallout of the drug problem is that when parents are drunk/drugged, the kids have no one to care for them.

    Luckily, as in the USA, most of these neglected kids here in rural areas are taken care of by their extended families, but some, especially families who moved to other areas like Manila to get jobs, end up on the street.

    and it's not just drugs and bribery that are harming poor people:
    Wikipedia notes 1.5 million street kids who are vulnerable to be sexually abused, and many young girls seeking jobs end up as sex workers ("often by crime syndicates").

     but in our modern cyberworld, it doesn't stop there:

    The Inquirer has another article about the growing cyberporn business, which often includes child molestation in front of cameras.

    (Second of three parts)CEBU CITY—Online child pornography has become a “cottage industry” in isolated parts of the country, according to authorities.
    Parents are lured by the easy money while some children are left believing that there is nothing wrong with what they are doing since there is no actual sexual contact.
    Data from the International Justice Mission (IJM), a US-based nonprofit that fights human trafficking and child exploitation, showed that more than 300 children in the Philippines have been rescued since 2011 after law enforcers stepped up their campaign against cyberpornography.
    At least 133 suspects nationwide have been arrested as of April 2018—77 percent of whom were parents, relatives, and close family friends of the victims.


    Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1008285/the-cat-and-mouse-game-to-stop-cyberporn#ixzz5KiMll53Z Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook

    the local quip about the Philippines: 300 years in a convent and 100 years in a brothel Hollywood.

    Yup. that sounds about right.

              #canon6d - rnldchrstphr      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Peeking Clouds #kalyeserye #kwentongkalye . . . . . . . . . . #rnldchrstphr #teamcanonph #viewbug #eyeem #wheninManila #canonph #canon6d #canonphotography #passion #art #photography #photo #photographer #photogram #photooftheday #photodaily #traversephilippines #travelgram #ph #philippines #culture #pinoy #urban #capturetheunexpected #street #streetphotography
              #canon6d - rnldchrstphr      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Causeway #kalyeserye #kwentongkalye . . . . . . . . . . #rnldchrstphr #teamcanonph #viewbug #eyeem #wheninManila #canonph #canon6d #canonphotography #passion #art #photography #photo #photographer #photogram #photooftheday #photodaily #traversephilippines #travelgram #ph #philippines #culture #pinoy #urban #capturetheunexpected #street #streetphotography
              #canon6d - rnldchrstphr      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Madison's Cupcake . . . . . . . . . . #rnldchrstphr #teamcanonph #viewbug #eyeem #wheninManila #canonph #canon6d #canonphotography #passion #art #photography #photo #photographer #photogram #photooftheday #photodaily #ph #philippines #capturetheunexpected #sweets #dessert #cupcake
              #canon6d - rnldchrstphr      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    "Silip" . . . . . . . . . . #rnldchrstphr #teamcanonph #viewbug #eyeem #wheninManila #canonph #canon6d #canonphotography #passion #art #photography #photo #photographer #photogram #photooftheday #photodaily #traversephilippines #travelgram #ph #philippines #culture #pinoy #capturetheunexpected
              URGENT - SALON RECEPTIONIST (PHILIPPINES NATIONALITY ONLY) - Salon International Trading - Dubai      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    We are looking a salon receptionist for our salon branch in Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island. * Must have 2-5 years experience in the same field (UAE) * Good in... AED3,400 - AED3,500 a month
    From Indeed - Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:52:54 GMT - View all Dubai jobs
              Comment on Obama was shocked — shocked — to find that settlements were eating the West Bank! by Jackdaw      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia are nations of islands. Malaysia and the United States are not contiguous geographically. It's about governance.
              The Spiritual Significance of Trump's Supreme Court Pick      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    We are in the midst of a historic moment for our country. From the moment that Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, every news broadcast in America has been filled with questions about who his replacement will be. And earlier this week, a candidate has been chosen. The entire nation, it seems, is already choosing sides and making judgments. We must be in constant, intense prayer for God to lead us by His Holy Spirit. Through tears we must cry out for His will on the Supreme Court.

    While thinking and praying about this last week, I asked myself, What kind of judge do I want, and what kind of judge does America deserve? This question led me to this unusual thought: Two thousand years ago, the world deserved condemnation, judgment and everlasting destruction, but instead, God gave them—and us—a Savior.

    Jesus, the one who had the power to condemn us for our sins, did not come to judge us but rather to save us from our own sin. He said, "You judge according to the flesh. I judge no one. Yet if I do judge, My judgment is true. For I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent Me" (John 8:15-16). Though He had the right to judge us of our sin, instead He took our sin on Himself. Instead of extending condemnation, He extended grace and mercy to mankind, because He knew "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23).

    Paul spoke to this when he wrote the book of Romans and penned these words that came right from the heart of God our Father.

    "Who is he who condemns? [does the work of a judge]? It is Christ who died, yes, who is risen, who is also at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us" (Rom. 8:34).

    This is the Savior we serve, one who not only took our sin on Himself to make us clean but also who intercedes for us at the throne of God. This is the character of the Father, who gave us a Savior when we deserved a judge.

    History demonstrates that God often uses opposing concepts to highlight His magnificent love and power.

    • When a nation wanted a king, our God gave us a servant.
    • When people wanted a warrior, instead God gave us His child.
    • Humanity wanted a champion, but God gave us the cross.
    • We want titles, and God gives a testimony.

    Does our society—in a nation that boasts multiple superstar judges, like Judge Judy, Judge Wapner and Judge Joe Brown, to name a few recognizable figures—really need more judgment than there already is, or do we just need more of the Spirit of the Savior? After all, it's easy to judge, but it's better to love.

    Now, the Word of the living God talks a lot about judgment, and let me say clearly, God's judgment is coming. Acts 17:31 tells us, "He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by a Man [Jesus] whom He has appointed, having given assurance of this to all men by raising Him from the dead."

    But until that day, our cry should be, "Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me!"

    Remember, it's easy to judge, but it's better to love.

    You are beautiful. I see Jesus in you!

    Have an awesome week! {eoa}

    Mikel French has challenged spiritual awakening all across America, where many celebrations extended into multiple weeks, and has conducted celebrations in France, Sweden, Russia, Romania, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Germany, South Africa, Malawi, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Haiti, Japan, Singapore, India and Thailand. He conducted an outreach celebration in Manila, Philippines, reaching 200,000 teenagers with the book of hope. Through the generous support of partners, he has presented the message of Jesus Christ to millions of people in the nation of Russia through televised citywide soul-winning celebrations. Mikel considers it an honor to assist in conducting the annual pastor's conference, where thousands of pastors from Russia's 11 time zones come for training, teaching and equipping. Mikel and his wife, Marsha, reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


              Duterte apologises to “all-forgiving” God for stupid remarks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines has said he was “sorry” for calling God stupid, which has triggered public outrage in the predominantly Catholic country.

    The post Duterte apologises to “all-forgiving” God for stupid remarks appeared first on PM NEWS Nigeria.


              7/11/2018: International/uae: Hoops-crazy Filipinos finally catch the World Cup fever      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Shirts are selling briskly, crowds pack sports bars to watch matches and football is frontpage news. Whisper it quietly, but basketball-crazy Philippines has finally been afflicted by World Cup fever. For decades, the nation of more than 100 million...
              $67 Million: Philippines Regulator Expects Windfall from Crypto Exchange Licensing      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    The administrator of a government-controlled economic zone in the Philippines is expecting to rake in $67 million by issuing licenses to cryptocurrency exchanges. As reported previously by CCN, the Philippine government legalized the entry of cryptocur...

    The post $67 Million: Philippines Regulator Expects Windfall from Crypto Exchange Licensing appeared first on Blockchain ICO News Bitcoin-Altcoin.


              Comba Telecom Supplies DAS for Residential, Commercial Development in the Philippines      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited, a global solutions and services provider of wireless and information communications systems, has been selected as the wireless solution provider for a large-scale comprehensive development project – Proscenium at Rockwell in Manila, Philippines. Comba Telecom is implementing its ComFlex DAS in-building solution (IBS) for the development project. In addition to […]

    The post Comba Telecom Supplies DAS for Residential, Commercial Development in the Philippines appeared first on Telecom Drive.


              The Philippines. Rice inventories decline       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    The Philippines. Rice inventories decline
              The Philippines: DOTr Wraps Up 129 Port Projects      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    The Philippine News Agency (PNA) said in their latest announcement that the Government’s Department of Transportation (DOTr) has completed 129 commercial port projects under the Philippine...

    [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
              Development Project at Cebu Naval Base Includes Dredging      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    The Philippines Government has allocated $18.7 million for a development program at Naval Base Rafael Ramos in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, aimed to make the base accessible to the present and future...

    [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
              Sri Lanka will hang drug dealers, promises to replicate Philippines ‘success’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Sri Lanka announced Wednesday it would start hanging drug dealers, ending a near-half century moratorium on capital punishment as officials promised to “replicate the success” of the Philippines drug war. President Maithripala Sirisena had told the cabinet he “was ready to sign the death warrants” of repeat drug offenders, government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said Wednesday. “From now on, we will hang drug offenders without commuting their death sentences,...
              Eye candy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    I must admit it—I'm a book cover junkie. I mean, there's just no way that I'm gonna spend hard-earned money on a book with that has a bad cover. Books are expensive, no? And here in my corner of the world, I noticed that book prices have become quite steep lately. (It couldn't be because of that stupid effing TRAIN law, could it? But everything's seems pricier lately because of it.) Also, the book cover is like the cherry on a banana split or a sundae. It somehow completes that damn thing, making it prettier. Good ice cream and luscious cherry = one helluva dessert. If that cherry ain't shiny red and didn't have that stalk that people with dextrous tongues can tie into a knot (oooh, the possibilities!), then what's the point. I might as well just eat sugar to end my meal, which I may have done a few times before, in the past, like yesterday.

    If you think you've written a fine novel or the next Harry Potter or some sexy piece of fiction that people would get their rocks off to, then wouldn't you want to have one eye candy of a cover? Yes, I know that beauty is subjective (what isn't?), but there are certain things in life that make you gasp because it's beautiful, yes? I'm not even talking about the principles of design, as I know nothing about them. I guess I'm just talking about a beautiful, well-designed cover in the same way that the US Supreme Court couldn't even give a good definition of what's pornographic. In their words, "I'll know it when I see it."

    I love simple book cover designs. So no screaming typefaces and sloppy Photoshop. And also, no cliches like headless women for romance books. I know that my aesthetic taste differ significantly from many people, but when it comes to book covers, we bibliophiles can spot an ugly cover a mile off, right? It's this difference in our aesthetic tastes that make for interesting scenarios. Like clothes shopping with the bf, for example. I can recall countless times when I particularly liked a shirt or a shoe and then asked him if it looked good, and then felt thrown off when he said, "Eeeehhhh" or "Just choose another one" or my most dreaded "It's just okay." The thing is, I kinda trust him on these things. He's a graphic designer, and a damn good one. Still, farewell cute shirt, bye-bye awesome shoes. You could've been mine.

    Anyway, I've digressed. So let's return to book covers. The photo below is a favorite.


    I don't think these Signet Classic editions are in print anymore. Sad. So I get hold of them at secondhand bookshops. I've read a few of these babies when I was a teenager, and I have yet to met a book cover from this line that I didn't like. Let's break it down.

    Lots of white space on this one. So it doesn't appear to be busy. Notice how the author's name stands out, with the clean serif typeface. Normally I don't like things written in all caps, but I'll take this one. The typeface used is so elegant that it doesn't come across as being loud. And the title! It's done in calligraphy! I'm a bit wary when I see calligraphic typefaces nowadays, as most of them are done by computer, which I think is sort of cheating. Beautiful calligraphy takes time to do. I know that the calligraphy on this cover is done by hand because of the slight letter differences. Look at all three letter Es. They have different  lead-in and exit strokes and different eyes (which is the enclosed part in the small letter e). Oy, typography orgasm!

    The most awesome element of the Signet Classic book covers would have to the figures which are all hand painted. The two ladies in this cover have such intricate details in their composition. In a way, it's a painting within a painting, as the ladies' dresses serve as a canvas to smaller painted scenes. They don't make these kind of covers anymore, I think. Such a shame.

    Of course, it wouldn't be the same if I weren't going to nitpick. One thing that I don't like about these editions is that the ink smudges. So after reading more than 10 pages, your fingers have this grayish smudge. This means only one thing though—you can't pick your nose after reading. 

              ABBAS ADVISER COMPARES ISRAELI SECURITY AT TEMPLE MOUNT TO NAZISM-INQUISITION.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

    LUKE 21:28-29
    28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
    29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
    30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

    JOEL 2:3,30
    3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
    30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

    ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
    12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
    13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

    EZEKIEL 20:47
    47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

    ZEPHANIAH 1:18
    18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

    MALACHI 4:1
    1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

    And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
    Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

    Large fire caused by kite sent from Gaza rages outside Israeli kibbutz-Nine firefighting teams, 4 planes said participating in efforts to douse flames; second fire reported in area-By TOI staff-JUL 9,18

    Two fires blazed near Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip Saturday afternoon, caused by incendiary kites flown into Israel from the territory.A large fire was raging near Kibbutz Or Haner, Channel 10 news reported. Nine firefighting teams were at the scene, with the support of four firefighting aircraft.A second fire was reported near Kibbutz Nir Am.Officials said there was no current danger to the communities themselves.Recent months have seen an uptick in violence at the Gaza border, with weekly violent Palestinian protests, ongoing rocket attacks, and the new phenomenon of incendiary kites and balloons flown over the border, sometimes at a rate of several dozen each day.The incendiary devices have sparked near-daily fires that have burned thousands of acres of farmland, parks, and forests. Some have been found connected to explosive devices.On Friday police launched a campaign urging children to stay away from any unknown kites, balloons, or drones they may find on the ground this summer.On Friday thousands of Israelis took part in a rally near Gaza calling for the return of the bodies of IDF soldiers held by Hamas.Some 4,000 people took part in the Israeli event, waving Israeli flags and flying blue kites in a peaceful counter to the flaming airborne devices launched at Israel in recent months from Gaza.Separately Friday, a few thousand Palestinians participated in the weekly “March of Return” protests on the Gaza border. One was reported killed when a device he was holding exploded.

    Abbas adviser compares Israeli security at Temple Mount to Nazism, Inquisition-Mahmoud Habbash laments restrictions on Muslim access to Al-Aqsa Mosque: 'Are they trying to do to others what was done to them?'-By TOI staff-JUL 9,18

    A religious affairs adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas compared Israel’s security measures for Muslims at the Temple Mount compound to those employed against Jews during the Spanish Inquisition and the Holocaust.In remarks last week on Palestine TV, Mahmoud Habbash lamented restrictions on access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which sits on the holy site known in Arabic as Haram al-Sharif.“There are roadblocks, restrictions, closure of the gates, road closures, and age restrictions… People who are under 40 years of age are not allowed to pray,” Habbash said, according to a translation provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute.“Dear God! What is this? What historical age are we living in?” said Habbash, also the PA’s supreme Sharia judge. “In the days of the Inquisition? Are they trying to do to others what was done to them in the ghettos, in the Inquisition courts, or in the Nazi courts? Is this or is this not the Inquisition?”“It is an Israeli Zionist Inquisition, which is trying to violate one’s human dignity, and the dignity of religious belief and of human faith in God,” the PA official concluded.The Temple Mount houses the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa mosque, and is considered Islam’s third holiest site. It is the holiest place in Judaism, revered by Jews as the location of the Jewish Temples.Under the present arrangement instituted by Israel after it captured Jerusalem’s Old City in 1967, the site remains under Jordan’s religious custodianship. Jews are allowed to visit the compound under the existing arrangements but are barred from religious worship or prayer.Israel does not restrict access for Muslims in Israel, including East Jerusalem, to the site. It has sometimes closed the area to men under 40 at times of high security alert, but has not done so recently. It does routinely maintain restrictions on West Bank Palestinians entering the country, amid its overall security procedures.Israel and Jordan signed a peace accord in 1994, but relations have long been cold.Last July the holy site became the focus of a major crisis between Israeli authorities, Palestinians, and Jordan over security measures taken at the entrances to the compound. Metal detectors and cameras were installed following a deadly attack in which three Arab Israelis emerged from the site and shot dead two Israeli police officers using weapons that had been smuggled onto the Temple Mount. The upgraded security measures were all ultimately removed.Early last year Habbash warned that the Trump administration’s plans — since realized — to move the US embassy to Jerusalem were “a declaration of war on all Muslims.”

    Duterte vows to resign if anybody can prove God exists in a selfie-Days after calling God 'stupid,' controversial Philippine president implores heavily Catholic nation to produce photographic evidence of the divine-By AP-JUL 9,18-TOI

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president, who recently sparked outrage for calling God stupid, has courted new controversy in his largely Roman Catholic country by saying he will resign if anybody can prove that God exists.President Rodrigo Duterte, who has had a thorny relationship with the church, questioned anew in a speech late Friday some of the basic tenets of the Catholic faith, including the concept of original sin, which he said taints even innocent infants and can only be removed through baptism in a church for a fee.“Where is the logic of God there?” Duterte asked in a speech at the opening of a science and technology event in southern Davao city.The 73-year-old leader said that if there’s “one single witness” who can prove, perhaps with a picture or a selfie that a human was “able to talk [with] and to see God,” he will immediately resign.Duterte, however, suggested that there must be a God or a supreme being that prevents billions of stars and celestial bodies from colliding in a frequency that could have long threatened the human race.Last week, he was slammed, including by some of his political allies, for calling God “stupid” in another speech, with one Catholic bishop calling him a “psychopath.”Duterte lamented in that speech that Adam and Eve’s sin in Christian theology resulted in all the faithful falling from divine grace.“Who is this stupid God? This son of a bitch is then really stupid,” he said last week. “You were not involved but now you’re stained with an original sin … What kind of a religion is that? That’s what I can’t accept, very stupid proposition.”Opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV shot back at Duterte by describing him as “one evil man” and his remarks as “very much consistent with the deceitfulness, heartlessness, and ruthlessness of his policies.Presidential spokesman Harry Roque has defended his remarks, saying Duterte has the right to express his opinion on religion and cited the president’s previous disclosure that he was once sexually abused by a priest.Duterte on Friday recalled that experience, when he said he and other students were fondled by a foreign Jesuit priest, who has since died.Amid the criticisms, officials have arranged a meeting between Duterte and the head of the largest association of Catholic bishops on Monday. Filipino bishops opened an annual conference in Manila Saturday and were expected to address Duterte’s tirades when they conclude their meeting on Monday.Some Catholic bishops have been critical of Duterte’s brutal crackdown against illegal drugs, which have left thousands of suspects dead in reported clashes with the police, along with his vulgar and expletive-laden speeches. He once called Pope Francis a “son of a bitch” for sparking a monstrous traffic jam during a 2015 visit in Manila that trapped Duterte for hours.

    Fire likely cause of 2016 EgyptAir crash, French investigators say-Information acquired from flight recorders suggests blaze broke out and spread rapidly, 'causing the loss of control of the aircraft'; officials suspect phone or tablet to blame-By AFP-TOI-JUL 9,18

    French investigators said Friday a cockpit fire likely caused the 2016 EgyptAir MS804 crash that claimed the lives of 66 passengers and crew, contradicting Egyptian authorities who said explosives traces were found on the victims’ remains.France’s civil aviation accident bureau, known by its French acronym BEA, said that information gleaned from the flight recorders suggested that “a fire broke out in the cockpit while the plane was at cruising altitude and the fire spread rapidly, causing the loss of control of the aircraft.”The Airbus A320 was flying from Paris to Cairo on May 19, 2016 when it crashed into the southeastern Mediterranean, killing 66 people, including 40 Egyptians and 15 French citizens.French investigators had always leaned towards a mechanical fault as the cause of the crash, saying they suspected that a mobile phone or tablet had caught fire.An official Egyptian investigation suggested the plane had been bombed, claiming traces of explosives had been found on the victims’ remains. But a source close to the French investigation previously said no such traces were found by the team.The BEA said the crew could be heard discussing a fire on the cockpit voice recorder and that the plane’s automatic ACARS messaging system had flagged up smoke on board.It said it was waiting for Egypt to publish its final report into the crash to understand how the two countries arrived at a different conclusion.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

    Pope denounces ‘complicit silence’ on Mideast attacks against Christians-Francis and Orthodox patriarchs pray for peace in region 'covered by dark clouds of war, violence and destruction'-By Trisha Thomas and Nicole Winfield-TOI-JUL 9,18

    BARI, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the “complicit silence” that has allowed violence to consume the Middle East and drive tens of thousands of Christians from their homes, during a remarkable gathering Saturday of Orthodox patriarchs and Catholic leaders united in praying for peace in the region.Francis hosted the daylong ecumenical service in the symbolically rich Adriatic port city of Bari, considered a bridge between East and West and home to the relics of St. Nicholas, an important saint in the Orthodox world.Francis greeted the patriarchs outside the Basilica of St. Nicholas and together they descended to the crypt to pray before the relics and light a flame for peace symbolizing the unity of Christians.For years, the Vatican has voiced concern about the plight of Christians driven from Mideast communities that date to the time of Christ. Just last week, Francis decried intensified attacks in southern Syria that killed scores of people and forced tens of thousands to flee.In his opening prayer, Francis said the Middle East represented the source of Christianity, where ancient Christian rites and heritage are preserved and where “our very souls are rooted.”And yet, in recent years the region has been “covered by dark clouds of war, violence and destruction, instances of occupation and varieties of fundamentalism, forced migration and neglect,” he said.“All this has taken place amid the complicit silence of many,” he lamented. “The Middle East has become a land of people who leave their own lands behind.”In a prayer service punctuated by haunting Arabic chant and Catholic hymn, Francis said the Orthodox and Catholic leaders wanted to give voice to those who have none.“Indifference kills, and we desire to lift up our voices in opposition to this murderous indifference,” he said. “For the Middle East today is weeping, suffering and silent as others trample upon those lands in search of power or riches.”Among the patriarchs on hand was the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, as well as patriarchs from ancient churches of Alexandria, Antioch and Jerusalem. Notably absent from the gathering was Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, which has been a strong supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military intervention in Syria. Kirill sent his deputy, Metropolitan Hilarion.

    Spain emerges as EU's new weak link for Africa migration-[Reuters]-By Sonya Dowsett, Ahmed Eljechtimi and Gabriela Baczynska-YAHOONEWS-July 9, 2018

    TARIFA, Spain/RABAT/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Spain has become the new main entry point for asylum-seekers fleeing Africa, an influx that European Union officials fear could exacerbate political tensions across the region over migration.Around 19,000 asylum-seekers arrived in Spain in the first five months of this year, almost as many as arrived there in all of 2017, eclipsing for the first time the numbers flowing through north Africa to Italy.The surge has intensified in recent weeks as Italy's new government shut its ports to most asylum-seekers, rescue officials say.With the EU struggling to contain dissent over migration policy, some officials in Brussels say they worry that Spain could become a new flash-point, even as overall numbers of arrivals into Europe from Africa are in sharp decline."We must not let it blow up," an EU diplomat said.He said the Morocco-Spain route had been kept under control for years. "It's not dramatic for now, but we are keeping an eye on this one."Spain's new socialist prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, has been welcoming, and accepted two boat-loads of asylum-seekers denied port entry by Italy even as the number of boats from Morocco also rose.The asylum-seekers are arriving in mostly inflatable boats each week, often without enough fuel for the crossing, straining Spain's coastguard. Madrid is training more lifeguards to deal with the rising numbers, coastguard union officials say.People-smugglers in Morocco use a rights activist to contact the coastguard, advising it when boats set off for Spain, said coastguard official Oriol Estrada."The people traffickers know that the lifeguards are going to come for them," said Estrada, whose vessel has rescued around 1,200 people so far this year, more than 80 percent of its total for 2017."They call to say that a certain boat has left such-and-such a coast at a certain time with however many people. They even give the names of those aboard."A similar situation developed off Libya before Rome's recent crackdown, prompting Italy's ruling League party to accuse rescue ships of running a "taxi service".-'I WANT TO GO TO EUROPE'-Rescue officials working in the Strait of Gibraltar say more Asian migrants from countries like Pakistan and Sri Lanka are also crossing, another sign that smuggling networks are focusing more of their efforts on Spain.Morocco is a destination in itself for those fleeing poverty and violence in sub-Saharan Africa, but it has become more of a stepping stone as people determined to reach Europe realize the Libya-Italy route may be worse than futile, refugees say."In Libya I saw migrants being fired at with live ammunition. A friend of mine was killed in front of my eyes by a Libyan teenager," said Guinea migrant Oumar Dialo, who tried and failed to reach Europe via Libya before ending up in Morocco."I would never recommend Libya even to my enemy."Speaking in Rabat, Dialo said he had tried to reach Spain by crossing a fence on the border of Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta, but fell and broke his leg. He said he would try to reach Spain again when the time was right, to pursue his dream of becoming a professional roller-skater."I want to go to Europe because I want to help my family and become a professional roller," he said.Morocco said it was boosting efforts to counter illegal immigration this summer, the busiest time for sea crossings."Morocco is committed to cooperating with its partners in the fight against illegal migration," government spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi said.EU officials in Brussels are struggling to agree on a joint response to migration to calm tensions in Italy and Germany. Leaders signaled their concerns over Spain last week when they reached a new accord on the issue, pledging to support Madrid and Morocco to stem the tide.A Spanish government spokesman told Reuters the arrivals trend started more than a year ago and was not a result of any one factor. He added Spain is pushing for policy in Europe to be harmonized, however.There are early signs that Sanchez might feel political pressure to toughen his approach if the influx continues to pick up speed.Fernando Maura, foreign policy spokesman for the center-right opposition Ciudadanos party, said the prime minister's current approach risked creating a "pull factor"."When you send out a signal of this kind, it could well be received by those who want to come to Europe," he said.(This story was corrected to delete reference to record year in paragraph two.)(Additional reporting by Steve Scherer in ROME; Editing by Mark Bendeich and Sonya Hepinstall)

    EARTH DESTROYED WITH THE EARTH IN NOAHS DAY(BECAUSE OF SIN,VIOLENCE AND GODLESS PEOPLE)

    GENESIS 6:11-13
    11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
    12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
    13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

    HOSEA 4:1-3
    1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
    2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
    3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

    DEUTORONOMY 28:22-24
    22  The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
    23  And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
    24  The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

    STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

    LUKE 21:25-26
    25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
    26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)

    38 dead, nearly 50 reported missing as heavy rain hits Japan-People flee to rooftops and balconies, waving furiously at hovering rescue helicopters-By YURI KAGEYAMA-TOI-JUL 9,18

    TOKYO (AP) — Torrents of rainfall and flooding battered a widespread area in southwestern Japan on Saturday, with local media casualty reports climbing quickly. Public broadcaster NHK said 38 people were dead, four were injured seriously, and 47 were missing.Television footage showed a residential area in Okayama prefecture seeped in brown water spreading like a huge lake. Some people fled to rooftops and balconies and waved furiously at hovering rescue helicopters.Okayama prefecture said a man caught in a landslide died, and six others were missing. Evacuation orders had been issued to more than 360,000 people, the prefecture said in a statement.Throughout the affected areas, parked cars sat in pools of water. NHK TV said water had reached as high as 5 meters (16 feet) in the worst-hit areas.Kyodo news service, which put the death tally at 34 people, said one death was in a landslide in Hiroshima, which had set off a fire, while the body of a child was found in another area. NHK said a woman died in her home in Hiroshima when it got buried in a mudslide.Assessing overall casualties was a challenge because of the widespread damage. NHK repeatedly urged those awaiting rescue to not lose hope.In Ehime prefecture, a woman was found dead on the second floor of a home hit by a landslide, Kyodo said. Also in Ehime, two elementary-school girls and their mother, who got sucked into a mudslide, were rescued but their hearts weren’t beating, it said.Kyoto prefecture said it was working to control flooding at several dams and identified one fatality as a 52-year-old woman.Military water trucks were rushing to areas where water systems were no longer working, Okayama prefecture said. Troops in camouflage outfits helped people and pets reach dry land on small military boats.Evacuation orders or advisories were sent for 4.72 million people, and 48,000 members of the Self-Defense Forces, police, and firefighters were mobilized for search missions, according to Kyodo.

    Recovery divers in Thai boat disaster confronted by underwater tomb-Volunteers leading grim task of retrieving bodies of 41 Chinese tourists from sunken vessel, including mothers still clutching their infants-By Elizabeth Law-TOI-JUL 9,18

    PHUKET, Thailand (AFP) — A scene of horror in the hull of a sunken boat: mothers still holding babies, their bodies suspended in water as the lower lounge of the Phoenix became a tomb in one of Thailand’s worst ever sea disasters.At least 41 people died — all Chinese tourists — when the Phoenix went down in rough seas on Thursday.Fifteen people are still missing but two days later flickers of hope for miracle survivals are all but extinguished.While some 48 passengers and crew managed to flee the sinking vessel by jumping into the sea or mounting life rafts, many were trapped in the main lounge as the pleasure boat plummeted 40 meters into the Andaman Sea.“It’s difficult… it’s traumatic… as you can imagine when you find dead bodies, children, kids, in the arms of the mother in the wreck,” said Philippe Entremont, the manager of a Phuket dive shop who was helping coordinate the underwater search.“But now the best thing to do for us, our job is to find the bodies and bring them back to the families,” the Frenchman added.Dozens of rescuers — including volunteers and recreational divers — have scoured the waters for two days, in an area known for its reefs.Most of Thailand’s diving experts have been diverted to the north to a rescue operation at a flooded cave where 12 schoolboys have been trapped for two weeks.That left volunteers in Phuket leading the grim task of trying to retrieve bodies from the sunken vessel.Entremont said those going down are specially trained to dive at depth — the boat has sunk to about 47 meters.South African Dominic Robnik, who has been involved in the search on both days, called the scenes “very, very sad.”“There was a lot of debris, shoes, glass, and even personal belongings, so we had to navigate through all that,” he said.Divers were positioned every five meters so recovered bodies were slowly passed up to the surface, Robnik said, adding that he had helped move at least six bodies.One body has been particularly hard to retrieve after it was trapped by the sunken boat, the divers said, adding that they were ready to bring in specialized equipment.But late Saturday afternoon, the underwater search was stopped with the Thai navy taking over the operation.The bodies would “surface naturally” according to Rear Admiral Charoenphone Khumrasee.It is the grim reality of boat disasters, said Entremont.“Maybe in a few days’ time we’ll find them on a beach somewhere drifting away.”

    WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)

    EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
    EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
    RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
    CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
    VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18

    WORLD TERRORISM

    OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

    GENESIS 6:11-13
    11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
    12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
    13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

    GENESIS 16:11-12
    11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
    12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

    ISAIAH 14:12-14
    12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
    13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
    14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

    JOHN 16:2
    2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

    North Korea says talks with Pompeo were ‘regrettable’-Pyongyang accuses Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure it into abandoning its nukes even as the US describes the meetings as 'productive'-By ANDREW HARNIK and Matthew Lee-TOI-JUL 9,18

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that high-level talks with a US delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were “regrettable” and accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning its nukes.The North’s statement came hours after Pompeo wrapped up two days of talks with senior North Korean officials without meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but with commitments for new discussions on denuclearization and the repatriation of the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War.Before departing Pyongyang, Pompeo told reporters that his conversations with senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol had been “productive,” conducted “in good faith,” and that “a great deal of progress” had been made in some areas. He stressed that “there’s still more work to be done” in other areas, much of which would be done by working groups that the two sides have set up to deal with specific issues.The North provided a much harsher assessment of the talks, saying that the United States betrayed the spirit of last month’s summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim by making “one-sided and robber-like” demands on “CVID,” or the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea.It said the outcome of the follow-up talks was “very concerning” because it has led to a “dangerous phase that might rattle our willingness for denuclearization that had been firm.”“We had expected that the US side would offer constructive measures that would help build trust based on the spirit of the leaders’ summit … we were also thinking about providing reciprocal measures,” an unnamed spokesman of Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency.“However, the attitude and stance the United States showed in the first high-level meeting [between the countries] was no doubt regrettable,” the spokesman said.Pompeo said that a Pentagon team would be meeting with North Korean officials on or about July 12 at the border between North and South Korea to discuss the repatriation of remains and that working level talks would be held soon on the destruction of North Korea’s missile engine testing facility.In the days following his historic June 12 summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, President Donald Trump had announced that the return of the remains and the destruction of the missile facility had been completed or were in progress.Pompeo, however, said that more talks were needed on both.“We now have a meeting set up for July 12 — it could move by one day or two — where there will be discussions between the folks responsible for the repatriation of remains. [It] will take place at the border and that process will begin to develop over the days that follow,” he said as he boarded his plane for Tokyo.On the destruction of the missile engine plant, Pompeo said, “We talked about what the modalities would look like for the destruction of that facility as well, and some progress there as well, and then we have laid out a path for further negotiation at the working level so the two teams can get together and continue these discussions.”Earlier, Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol both said they needed clarity on the parameters of an agreement to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula that Trump and Kim Jong Un agreed to in Singapore. The trip was Pompeo’s third to Pyongyang since April and his first since the summit.Unlike his previous visits, which have been one-day affairs during which he has met with Kim Jong Un, Pompeo spent the night at a government guesthouse in Pyongyang and did not see the North Korean leader, although US officials had suggested such a meeting was expected. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said no meeting with Kim Jong Un had been planned.As they began their talks on Saturday, Kim Yong Chol alluded to the fact that Pompeo and his delegation had stayed overnight in Pyongyang.“We did have very serious discussions on very important matters yesterday,” Kim said. “So, thinking about those discussions you might have not slept well last night.”Pompeo, who spoke with Trump, national security adviser John Bolton, and White House chief of staff John Kelly by secure phone before starting Saturday’s session, replied that he “slept just fine.” He added that the Trump administration was committed to reaching a deal under which North Korea would denuclearize and realize economic benefits in return.Kim later said that “there are things that I have to clarify” to which Pompeo responded that “there are things that I have to clarify as well.”There was no immediate explanation of what needed to be clarified, but the two sides have been struggling to specify what exactly “denuclearization” would entail and how it could be verified to the satisfaction of the United States.Pompeo and Kim met for nearly three hours Friday and then had dinner amid growing skepticism over how serious Kim Jong Un is about giving up his nuclear arsenal and translating the upbeat rhetoric following his summit with Trump into concrete action.On his flight to Pyongyang, Pompeo said both sides made commitments at the Singapore summit on the complete denuclearization of North Korea and on what a transformed relationship between their two countries might look like.One hoped-for breakthrough on this trip would have been the return of the remains of US troops killed during the 1950-53 Korean War. North Korea committed at last month’s summit to the “immediate repatriation” of remains already identified, but that hasn’t happened yet.

    Thousands head home in south Syria after ceasefire deal, monitor says-Calm reported in Daraa region Saturday as sides finalize truce; regime troops celebrate recapture of border crossing with Jordan-By Agencies-TOI-JUL 9,18

    Thousands of displaced Syrians were heading home Saturday after rebels and the government reached a ceasefire deal in the south following more than two weeks of deadly bombardment, a monitor said.Under the agreement announced Friday after talks between rebels and regime ally Moscow, opposition fighters will hand over territory and heavy weapons in Daraa province near the Jordanian border.The Russia-backed regime offensive has displaced around 320,000 people since June 19, the United Nations says, including tens of thousands who fled south to the sealed border with Jordan.Calm reigned over the region on Saturday as the two sides finalized the ceasefire deal, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.“People have started to return to their homes since yesterday, taking advantage of the calm,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.“More than 20,000 people have set off for home so far, heading to areas for which an accord has been reached in the southeastern Daraa countryside,” he said.But others “are scared to return to regime-controlled areas, fearing their children will be arrested,” Abdel Rahman said.The accord follows a string of similar deals with rebels for other areas of Syria, which have seen the regime retake more than 60 percent of the country, according to the Observatory.A government takeover of Daraa would be a symbolic victory for President Bashar Assad as the province was the cradle of the uprising against him seven years ago that led to civil war.More than 150 civilians have been killed in the regime bombing campaign on Daraa since June 19, the Observatory says.Under Friday’s deal, rebels are expected to hand over their heavy weapons, while those who reject the agreement will be bused with their families to the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib, state media has said.Government forces will also take over “all observation posts along the Syrian-Jordanian border,” it said Friday, hours after the regime regained control of the vital Nassib border crossing with Jordan.Syrian soldiers celebrated the recapture of the main border crossing with Jordan Saturday, raising portraits of Assad and tearing down rebel flags.Troops captured the Naseeb border crossing a day earlier. State-run Ikhbariya TV showed troops at the crossing, some flashing victory signs and pumping fists in the air as they shouted pro-Assad slogans. A soldier could be seen hoisting the Syrian flag on top of a watchtower. Another tore down the rebel flag from a building.One officer told the TV outlet that troops have taken up positions along the border with Jordan and are removing illegal crossing points.“We have ended their existence,” he said of the rebels. “They have no future anymore, God willing.”State-run news agency SANA said the army deployed at the crossing after combing and clearing it of the remnants of “terrorist groups.” It said Syrian army units have also established control over the town of Nuaima in the past 24 hours.The rebels seized control of the crossing in 2015, severing a lifeline for Syrian exports and disrupting a trade route between Syria and Jordan, Lebanon and the oil-rich Gulf countries.The rebels in southern Syria once received significant backing and support from the US that has receded and all but dried up over the past few years. Although the US government negotiated a deescalation agreement for southern Syria last year, it has remained silent as Assad’s forces marched onto Daraa in the past two weeks.The government’s offensive near the Israeli border began on June 19, and is now expected to turn more forcefully toward retaking Quneitra, potentially setting up a clash between Israel and Hezbollah and Iran unless they agree to stay away from the area as Israel demands.

    Israeli spy firm targeted NGOs tied to Soros before Hungary election — report-Agents for secretive intel company obtained recordings later used by PM Viktor Orban to claim Jewish billionaire is trying to take control of the country, POLITICO reports-By TOI staff-JUL 9,18

    Secretive Israeli intelligence firm Black Cube was hired to engage in a campaign to discredit local NGOs, along with individuals connected to Jewish billionaire George Soros, ahead of Hungary’s presidential election earlier this year, POLITICO reported Friday.Recordings made by operatives of the Tel Aviv-based company were then used by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to attack rights groups and Soros himself in the days leading up to his landslide election victory in April, the report said.The magazine cited a former employee of the firm as well as an individual with knowledge of the organization who both confirmed the details. It provided numerous pieces of evidence backing up its claim, including addresses and names of fake individuals and companies used in the operation which Black Cube has used in the past.Politico said operatives for the company met with officials from local civil rights groups under false pretenses and identities, and made compromising recordings of those officials.Recordings included statements on efforts to lobby foreign governments to pressure Hungary against legislation cracking down on those NGOs. These were leaked to The Jerusalem Post and the state newspaper Magyar Idok, which both published stories on the issues.Orban himself used them in claiming enemies inside and outside Hungary were attempting to gain control of the country.“Soros’s people will be installed in government — this is what the ‘Soros Leaks’ recordings tell us,” Orban said in one interview before the election, in quotes provided by POLITICO.“If Soros’s people have influence in government, they will occupy the Hungarian energy sector and the banking system. And the Hungarian people will pay the price for that.”It is not known who hired Black Cube to allegedly conduct the operation. The report’s two sources were unable to confirm whether the money the Israeli firm was given for its work came from the Hungarian government, and a spokesman for the latter declined to comment on the claims.A spokesperson for Black Cube told the news magazine that the company’s policy is to not confirm or deny such claims made regarding its operations.Since 1979, the Hungarian-born Soros has funneled tens of billions of dollars into his Open Society Foundations (OSF), which in turn fund civil society groups around the world.Orban, who based his campaign on demonizing migrants, accuses Soros and organizations supported by his Open Society Foundations of seeking to allow thousands of immigrants into Hungary.In the lead up to the campaign, Orban’s Fidesz party plastered the country with billboards “warning” about Soros.One of them depicted the philanthropist and opposition candidates holding wire-cutters to destroy the razor-wire fence that Orban erected on the Serbian border in 2015 to keep out migrants.Orban and his government repeatedly attacked Soros using language that some critics have said has anti-Semitic undertones.While Black Cube has been accused of involvement in controversial dealings in the past, the POLITICO report claims the Hungarian presidential campaign would be the first time the private intelligence firm’s work has been allegedly used in an election campaign.As part of the operation, Black Cube agents met with the NGO staffers and Soros allies in various cities across Europe and the US pretending to be supporters. They used fake aliases, but two of them had “discernible Israeli accents,” those who met with them told POLITICO.After meetings with the intelligence firm’s targets were completed, information on the fabricated companies the agents had pretended to represent was deleted from the internet and telephone numbers were disconnected.-Black Cube logo-According to POLITICO, one of the fake email addresses given by Black Cube agents had been used in another operation launched by the private intelligence firm targeting actress Rose McGowan, after she accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of rape.A Black Cube board member later apologized for his firm’s work on behalf of Weinstein, and said it would not have assisted the disgraced producer had it had known it was helping suppress sexual assault allegations against him.Black Cube’s name has come up in a number of other high-profile intelligence gathering operations.In May, the New Yorker magazine reported that the firm was allegedly hired by aids to US President Donald Trump to dig up dirt on Obama officials in order to discredit the Iran nuclear deal.The operation in 2017 reportedly targeted Ann Norris, a former US State Department official who is married to Ben Rhodes, a foreign-policy adviser to former president Barack Obama and a prominent advocate of the Iran nuclear deal. It also targeted Rebecca Kahl, a former program officer at the National Democratic Institute and the wife of the former Obama administration foreign-policy adviser Colin Kahl.And Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower who revealed that data analysts Cambridge Analytica had harvested details of 50 million Facebook users and used the material in Trump’s election campaign, also told the British parliament that Black Cube was involved in a hacking scheme targeting the president of Nigeria.Black Cube denied involvement in both operations, in apparent deviations from its aforementioned policy of not confirming or denying reports on its work.Along with a second private intelligence company, Psy-Group, it is being sued for alleged defamation in a Canadian lawsuit by hedge fund West Face Capital Inc., for $500 million in damages. In one instance cited in that case, a Black Cube operative is alleged to have tried to entrap a retired Canadian judge into making anti-Semitic comments.In response to a Times of Israel request for comment on that case, Black Cube said last month: “It is Black Cube’s policy to never discuss its clients with any third party, and to never confirm or deny any speculation made with regard to the company’s work. Referencing Black Cube has become an international sport during 2018. It is important to note that Black Cube always operates in full compliance of the law in every jurisdiction in which it conducts its work, following legal advice from the world’s leading law firms.”

    Iran executes 8 over 2017 Islamic State attack on Tehran-Mass hangings take place over a year after assault on parliament and shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini that killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50-By Amir Vahdat and Jon Gambrell-TOI-JUL 9,18

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Saturday it executed eight people convicted in the 2017 Islamic State group attack on parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran.The June 7, 2017 attack has so far been the only assault by the Sunni extremists inside of Shiite Iran, which has been deeply involved in the wars in Iraq and Syria where the militants once held vast territory.The judiciary’s official Mizan news agency and semi-official news agencies in Iran acknowledged the executions Saturday, but did not say when they took place. Executions in Iran are carried out by hangings.While Iran is one of the world’s top enforcers of the death penalty, such mass executions are rare. In August 2016, human rights activists criticized Iran for carrying out the mass execution of 20 Sunni militants from a group identified as Jihad and Tawhid after a six-year trial. In August 2007, Iran hanged seven men convicted of rape in Mashhad at the same time.Mizan noted in its report that the executions came after the eight men had been tried and convicted in a trial that included both eyewitness testimony and video footage showing their involvement.“These eight worked directly … in martyring and wounding a number of innocent compatriots,” Mizan said.The news agencies on Saturday named those executed as Soleiman Mozafari, Esmail Sufi, Rahman Behrouz, Majed Mortezai, Sirous Azizi, Ayoub Esmaili, Khosro Ramezani and Osman Behrouz.The Islamic State attack killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50. It saw gunmen carrying Kalashnikov assault rifles and explosives storm the parliament complex where a legislative session had been in progress, starting an hours-long siege.Meanwhile, gunmen and suicide bombers also struck outside Khomeini’s mausoleum on Tehran’s southern outskirts. Khomeini led the 1979 Islamic Revolution that toppled the Western-backed shah to become Iran’s first supreme leader until his death in 1989.The assault shocked Tehran, which largely has avoided militant attacks in the decades after the tumult surrounding the Islamic Revolution.Over a dozen others remain on trial over the attack. Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard responded to the attack by launching six missiles into eastern Syria targeting IS militants.Iran was second only to China in 2017 in the number of known executions carried out, according to Amnesty International. Iran executed over 500 people last year, according to the group.The IS executions come as controversy still swirls in Iran surrounding the country’s mass executions of 1988 near the end of the Iran-Iraq War. Activists at the time said Iran executed as many as 5,000 people after sham trials of Communists, Kurdish separatists, political prisoners and members of an Iranian exile group known as the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq.The executions represent one of the darkest moments of Iran’s post-revolution history and are still not recognized by its government.

    Two US destroyers sail into Taiwan Strait: Taiwan gov't-[AFP]-YAHOONEWS-July 7, 2018

    Taipei (AFP) - Two United States warships entered the Taiwan Strait on Saturday, the Taiwanese government said, at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing.The destroyers USS Mustin and USS Benfold sailed into the narrow waterway separating Taiwan and China on Saturday morning and were expected to continue on a northeast course, Taiwan's defence ministry said in a statement."The military is monitoring the situation in neighbouring areas, and has the confidence and abilities to maintain regional stability and defend national security," the statement added.A defence ministry official told AFP the ships were still in the strait on Saturday night, sailing in what he described as international waters.The warships’ entry into the strait comes as Washington and Beijing are locked in a trade war and as tensions escalate between Beijing and Taipei.China sees self-ruling democratic Taiwan as part of its territory to be reunified, but the island sees itself as a sovereign country.Although the US does not have official diplomatic relations with Taiwan, it is its most powerful ally and biggest arms supplier.China has stepped up diplomatic and military pressure on Taiwan since Beijing-sceptic President Tsai Ing-wen took office two years ago as her government refuses to acknowledge that the island is part of "one China."Relations between the US and Taiwan have warmed recently as President Donald Trump signed legislation paving the way for mutual visits by top officials and the US government approved a licence required to sell submarine technology to Taiwan.

              Philippines Embraces Cryptocurrency: Exchanges Issued Provisional Licenses      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    The Philippines Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) announced it granted three cryptocurrency exchanges provisional license to operate. All three are foreign-based, including two from Hong Kong and one from Thailand. To gain annual approval, companies made substantial financial and employment investments in the country. Also read: Troll Slayer: Derek Magill Defends Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash Against […]

    Post source: Philippines Embraces Cryptocurrency: Exchanges Issued Provisional Licenses

    More Bitcoin News and Cryptocurrency News on TheBitcoinNews.com


              67 triệu USD: Các nhà chức trách Philippines kỳ vọng may mắn từ việc cấp phép cho các sàn giao dịch tiền mã hóa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Quản trị viên của một khu kinh tế do chính phủ kiểm soát ở Philippines dự kiến ​​sẽ thu về 67 triệu đô la thông qua việc cấp giấy phép cho các sàn giao dịch tiền mã hóa. Theo báo cáo trước đây của CCN, chính phủ Philippines đã hợp pháp hoá các sàn giao […]
              Uplb-Rq-7-579-18-Rs Supply And Delivery Of Chemicals & Chemical Products For Dtri      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Buyer: University Of The Philippines - Los Baños
              Comment on Hisense Repair & Service Center Philippines by Anamie sagun      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Sir. Mam basag po kc ung lcd ng tv nmin magkno po kya kong ppservisan nmin ito 32 inc. Po ang laki
              Chat - Shay and Toni      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Hello dear friends.  Shay and Toni here, having a chat!

    Toni:  an aside, Shay was surprised by my slow southern drawl!

    Shay:  I was! Happy to be here with the only person whose haiku I like. Your writing is as unique as you are. You're clearly drawn to Asian (or strictly Japanese?)styles and customs. it adds such a richness to what you write. What sparked your interest in these things?

    Toni:  When I was a wee lass our next door neighbor Jamie, was Professor of Eastern Studies, specifically Japanese. I was in and out of his house exploring all the incredible things he brought back,including a full Samurai armor. I began writing Japanese forms that summer.  We would sit on his front porch at times while he basically taught me his classes. His house man and valet would bring us glasses of lemonade while we talked and often joined us. He was actually Jamie's life partner but in those days, he posed as servant. Jamie taught me Japanese culture. Then later I began to explore and learn on my own.  Also when I was 11, I was bored and went to the kitchen where my grandmother and started whining. She told me to look after dinner (I started cooking with my father when I was 5) and she went to our library and came back with books:  Whitman, Dickinson, T.S. Eliot and said here, this will keep you busy for awhile. It kept me busy for two weeks and then I read them again. I also used the ladder in the library to get to the good stuff after that.  I started writing that summer.  Long, sad ponderous stuff!  What got you started writing, Shay?

    Shay: My father was a newspaperman and I grew up in a house full of books, mostly my father's, but also those my two much older brothers had left around. Later, at about 16 or 17, I bought a book of poetry by a man named Grover Lewis, called "I'll Be There In The Morning If I Live." I still have it, though it has to be handled carefully after all these years. I bought it at the Little Professor Book Store, and carried it to the lawn of the public library--it was summer--and read it cover to cover. The rest, followed from that; I've been writing ever since.

    My inspirations: Lewis, as I said (though no one knows him), Poe, Dickinson, Rossetti, Whitman, Ferlinghetti, Corso, Russell Edson, Tennyson, Longfellow, the last two for the sheer loveliness of how they make words sound. "The Lady Of Shallot" just blows me away, and I have the famous painting of her on my living room wall, forever in her boat among the lily pads. And of course, Lorca is a huge influence.

    I actually had a 20 year gap in my poetry writing. I wrote and got published maybe 3 dozen times between the ages of 18 and 26, wrote a dribbling of poems for a couple of years, then stopped entirely while I was married, raising a child, and working full time. Then in 2006 I saw an on line forum that had a poetry section and I got started again. Two years later I started Word Garden. The funny thing about being published is that it's a huge kick the first few times, then starts getting routine. My interest in getting published in 'zines is pretty much nil, though i have sent off a couple of things at the urging of friends. No response. I guess they don't like symbolist war haiku.

    Enough about me, girl.  Nature is a constant theme of yours which you portray vividly. What first drew you to the natural world? Does it have a healing property for you? What animals/birds do you love best?

    Toni:  Wow. Your father was a newspaper man.   I'll bet you truly enjoyed being raised by him.

    Shay: I did. He was a huge influence on me, and I was definitely a daddy's girl. 

    Toni:  Nature and mujo (change) is part of the Japanese culture. The seasons and changes are celebrated, observed. I learned as a child the nuances of these changes : the summer nights, soup in the winter, the bare trees against the sky. Jamie taught me a lot. I had a Japanese lover for several years who taught me a lot. He taught me kendo,  Japanese martial arts and how to use a katana. I keep up with the forms and exercises to this day.  I was drawn by Issa and Basho, their haiku and haibun.  I have had a few haiku published in such journals and an anthology but being published isn't the end-all be-all for me. I just write because I must.

    Shay: I will make it my business not to cross you! Please talk some more about nature's influence on you and your writing.

    Toni: We had a huge garden when I was growing up. I loved being in the garden and was often there, sitting in the dirt between rows of corn, reading. I loved dealing with the produce when it was mature - canning, pickling, freezing. Cooking family meals. I loved walking past the tomatoes and touching the plants and then smelling my hands. I was also an avid tree climber and still am. I have an oak tree I climb a couple of times a week and sit and be quiet, observing. Sometimes I read, sometimes I play my violin for the trees.  I was heavily influenced also by Whitman, Dickinson, Tennyson, Bukowski, T.S. Eliot, Basho, Issa. 

    Shay: Question 2 for you--where have you traveled and lived? 

    Toni: I have traveled to Japan several times and have stayed there for a few months at the time, England, Scotland, Ireland, most of the states in the US.  I even planted rice in Japan on one trip.  One of the most poignant trips I ever took was following the footsteps of Basho. That is the day I spent planting rice in a field with local women (https://kanzensakura.wordpress.com/2016/02/28/haibun-rice-planting) . I have lived and worked in Philadelphia, Southampton, NYC, DC. New Orleans, Tampa.

    Shay: I have lived almost all my life here in the Detroit area, but in my 20's I lived 6 years in San Antonio, Texas, and also for more than a year on the island of Luzon, Philippines. I lived in Denver for several weeks during that time, and have traveled all over the USA. Of course, Canada is right across the river from here and I love it there. I've also been to London, England. I've been to Mexico a couple of times. The places I loved best--however briefly or not--were Manila, Portland (Oregon), San Antonio, Austin, Montana (just gorgeous), and Vancouver Canada. I also like little old Windsor, Ontario. My unfavorite places were London (UK), Houston, and L.A. Too big, too sprawly, too busy. And yes, I loved the Filpino food. Sisig and pandesal! But balut is evil. Ugh!

    Toni, you and I are the long and short of it, I'm afraid, with me being 5-11 and you having told me you are under 5 feet tall (4'10"). Being tall has helped shape who I am; how has your stature affected your life or your writing?  

    Toni:  I never realized I was short until some of the kids began picking on me. My father taught me how to box, my grandfather taught me how to fight dirty. Another writer said he would never consider me small because of the force of my poetry and personality. Ha!  I climb shelves in the grocery to get what I need. Like a racoon or a squirrel.  

    Shay: I wouldn't disagree with him! And hey, you could always yell for me, if you'll get the bottom shelf for me. ;-)

    Toni:  Sounds like a plan to me!

    Toni: What makes you laugh?

    Shay: Well, as a good Gemini, I am of two minds about this. I love very low humor, like pratfalls and stuff, and that is part of my love of silent comedy. (I love silent films of all kinds, btw.) My father loved W C Fields and passed that on to me. "It's A Gift" just demolishes me into a giggling lump of mush. I also love dry humor, bon mots, zingers and the like.

    The Producers
    Toni: Being a Scorpio I  too love low humor, the Three Stooges for example. I also enjoy sly acerbic wit and love the Producers. I love winter and fall. I am a night person in the hot summer.  I love England and London, some of the friendliest folk in the world. I am particularly smitten with London 1870 - 1900. I love Tennyson. Dickinson and the other poets you mentioned. In our bedroom I have a picture of Ophelia floating among the lilies by Waterhouse!  Amazing.  We both are drawn to this character.

    Shay: I love that Ophelia painting and pretty much anything by Waterhouse. We'll have to disagree about London. (Toni smiles and thinks she could change Shay's mind - wink!)

    Toni:   I love traveling and finding out about what people eat.  That's how you get to know about people - what they eat! I also love wandering around their markets. You share their food and their culture.  When they cook you something, they tell you something about themselves.  Tell me about living in Luzon. Why did you live there?

    Shay: I was in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed there. Manila surprised me--it is in many ways just like any large city anywhere, but in other ways distinctly Asian. One thing I will never forget is that Marcos had had the ghettos painted pastel yellow. I mean, every stick, pastel yellow. It was bizarre. Other things I recall are how surprised I was to find a baseball stadium in Manila. They told me Babe Ruth once played there. I also saw the Manila American Cemetery. That's a serious, sobering place, much like the Alamo in my old adopted home town of San Antonio. In the Philippines  also visited a beach resort and was out in the water when I noticed I was surrounded by jellyfish. Oops. My friend and I were standing waiting for a boat with a bunch of locals, and when it came up to the dock, WHOOSH! everybody leaped on at once and my friend and I were left standing there with our mouths open. e could only look at each other and laugh. After that, we learned to be quick. I also recall the autobuses. People brought chickens and stuff on the bus. The windows were open and every time the bus would stop, kids would come up and they'd sell you sodas or whatever. These old buses would careen around the mountain roads, with no guard rails, and it was a little bit hair-raising. 

    Toni:  I'll bet!  Scary stuff but, broadening.  Travel is broadening and enriching.  Like that day I spent planting rice with women in Japan.  That changed my life.  Truly.  And you were in the Air Force!  What an adventure.  You know, I feel I need to talk about this for a minute because it has affected both of us deeply for different reasons - Tony Bourdain's suicide.  He and I are of an age and we both had similar experiences cooking the 70 and early 80's.  It was nothing but drugs and drinking in those days.  One day I burned out on cooking.  I had had it with the snooty jockeying around for position and the elitism that is so often found among chefs.  I walked out.  I got my knives together and walked.  I almost suicided that day, almost went home and hung myself.  Now all these years later, Tony Bourdain, for whatever reasons, hung himself.  I met him a couple of times and he was a true delight.  I almost suicided the day I walked away from professional cooking but I didn't. I burned out, he didn't and went on to become an icon. But I lived and he didn't. So I want to say to you all out there, if you are considering suiciding or harming yourself, please talk to someone, please call.  Suicide is never the answer.  800-273-TALK

    Toni: We have chatted so much.  I love your poetry.  It is so sharp and yet, at times it makes me weep with the emotion in it.  Not fakey lovey-dovey emotion but pure, real, raw emotion.  And at times it makes me nod to myself or laugh out loud.  Your poetry is as unique as you (as someone said about me, recently! grin).

    Shay: Really? Who? ;-) 
    Toni:  Well (she drawls slowly) somebody we both know and respect.



              Blogger Shares Grim Reality Of "Bucket List" Travel Destination On Instagram      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    A blogger has revealed the grim reality behind one of the world's most famous beaches in an Instagram post.Travel blogger Amelia Whelan, or Salt, Sand & Smoothies, shared the image from a beach in Bali, Indonesia, to highlight the damage plastic is really doing to our environment.She wrote;'This is Bali. This is the Philippines. This is Asia. This is Indonesia. This is Hawaii. This is the real sh*t that you don’t see on your newsfeed. This is the beach right outside the popular tourist destination you and your friends have had on your bucket list for years.'This is the beach right next to the famous surf break you’ve always dreamed of paddling out at. This is the beach around the corner from the cute hipster cafe that sells those fancy açaí bowls you’ve always wanted to try.'This is the beach directly below the beautiful infinity pool you’ve always wanted to take a photo in. This is the beach our children will grow up on. This is the beach I’ll grow up on. This is the beach today.'This is merely a minuscule fraction of the devastation. If you gain anything from this page or my content on social media, please let it be this - Collectively, we must make a change. Immediately. The most effective way to do this, is to change the way you live first. No one is perfect. I am not perfect. But we can strive to improve our actions each day.


              Cuba sweeps past Calypso Spikers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    T&T “Calypso Spikers” suffered a straight-sets loss, 15-25, 28-30, 19-25, to former champion Cuba to end with a 0-3 Pool B round-robin record at the Women’s Volleyball Pan American Cup in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, yesterday.

    Having taken a first ever set in a 3-1 loss to defending champion USA on Sunday, followed by a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Puerto Rico on Monday, the Renele Forde-captained T&T team was aiming at another steady showing.

    However, it was not to be as the Cubans, coming off a stunning five-set win over the USA on Monday night, proved a formidable opponent and took the win to stay in contention for top spot in the pool with a 2-1 record.

    For Cuba, Regla Gracia tallied 15 points while Sulian Matienzo added 12 and Diaris Perez, ten, as they held the edge over T&T on spikes, 36-28; blocks 9-7 and service aces, 7-6 while committing fewer errors as well, 21 to 28.

    On the other hand, T&T which recently captured the Senior Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Women’s Championship for a record seventh straight time and eighth overall, got a team-high 15 from the Turkey-based duo, former captain Krystle Esdelle and Sinead Jack, 12.

    Another former “Calypso Spikers” captain, veteran Kelly-Anne Billingy added five and Philippines-based Darlene Ramdin, four in the loss.

    Qualifiers to the FIVB World Championship in Japan later this year, the “Calypso Spikers” will have a day off today ahead of their ninth to 12th place semifinal playoff tomorrow.

    At the end of yesterday’s round-robin phase, the top two ranked teams from the three pools will advance directly to the semifinals while the pool winner with the lowest ranking will compete in the quarterfinals with the top second and third place teams.

    The top five ranked teams at the conclusion of the tournament will earn tickets to next year’s Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

    T&T is aiming to improve on its best ever ninth-placed finish from last year in Peru after beating two South American teams. Firstly, in the round-robin phase, T&T beat Chile 26-24, 25-22, 25-15 and then battled past Venezuela 25-22, 25-17, 19-25, 25-18 in their ninth-place playoff.

    In 2016, the “Calypso Spikers” ended in the tenth spot, which equalled their finishes from 2009-2013 while they ended 12th on debut in 2007 as well as 2008 and 11th in 2014.


              Singtel Group launches APAC eSports league      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Singtel Group has launched a new Asia-Pacific eSports league in conjunction with gaming peripheral company Razer and other strategic partners.

    The new PVP eSports Championship will be a multi-title and regional league with a prize pool of $300,000.

    The championship will be held in Singapore from October 5-7, with local qualifiers held in Australia, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.

    Winning teams from each country will face off against professional teams from North America, Europe and China at the championship event. Singtel plans to sponsor...

              Comment on Philippines Morning News For July 11 by Philippines Morning News For July 11 | Pi Vacation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    […] Source […]
              Cusi Signs Pantawid Pasada Program Joint Memorandum Circular      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Wazzup Pilipinas!

    PANTAWID PASADA: The DOE and the heads of the implementing agencies of the Pantawid Pasada Program sign the Joint Memorandum Circular, providing the implementation guidelines for the fuel subsidy scheme. (L-R) LTFRB Chair Martin B. Delgra III, DOE Sec. Alfonso G. Cusi, DOTr Sec. Arthur P. Tugade, DBM Sec. Benjamin E. Diokno, LBP President Alex V. Buenaventura, and DOF ASec. Antonio G. Lambino II.

    MANILA CITY- Department of Energy DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi signs today, Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 1, series of 2018, providing the general guidelines for the implementation of the Pantawid Pasada Program. The signing event took place earlier this morning at the Multi-Purpose Hall of the  Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

    The DOE is one of the six implementing agencies of Pantawid Pasada, which will provide fuel vouchers to qualified franchise holders of public utility jeepneys (PUJs). The Department of Transportation is the lead implementer of the program.

    Under the JMC, the DOE is responsible for coordinating with oil companies to ensure their acceptance of Pantawid Pasada Cards as mode of payment. In addition, the DOE and the Landbank of the Philippines (LBP) will be in charge of identifying areas with limited or no access to retail Point of Sale systems, where vouchers instead of cards will be honored.

    In his message, Sec. Cusi stated that the DOE has been proactively implementing mitigating measures to help cushion the public, particularly the country's vulnerable transport sector.

    "We called on our partners in the oil industry to grant fuel discounts to public utility vehicles, in addition to their CSR programs. This resulted in our MOAs with Petron, Shell and Phoenix Petroleum," he said.

    He also expressed that the Energy Department will be ready to extend any assistance that may be needed by its partner agencies to successfully implement the fuel subsidy program.

    The Secretary assures the public of the DOE's vigilance in finding more ways to provide targeted relief to the public transport sector.

    "Makakaasa po kayo na itutuloy ng Kagawaran ng Enerhiya ang aming maigting na pakikipag-ugnayan sa mga kumpanya ng langis para sa posibleng pagpapalawak ng PUV discounts at isulong ang pagtatagumpay ng Pantawid Pasada," Sec. Cusi emphasized.

    The Pantawid Pasada Program will be implemented by the DOTr, DOE, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, Department of Finance, DBM and the LBP. 




    PARTNERS FOR CHANGE: DOE Sec. Alfonso G. Cusi expresses his appreciation to partners in the oil industry who readily joined the government's efforts to provide support to the country's public transport sector.


              E-Vehicles Back DOE's E-Diskarte Principle      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Wazzup Pilipinas!


    EV SUMMIT: Department of Energy (DOE) Undersecretary Felix William B. Fuentebella delivers the message of Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi at the 6th Philippine Electric Vehicles (EV) Summit held on 10 July in Pasay City. Usec. Fuentebella emphasized the DOE's support in championing the use of electric vehicles as well as hybrids as the future of the Philippine transport system.


    The Department of Energy (DOE) underlines its Alternative Fuels and Energy Technology Roadmap during the opening ceremony of the 6th Philippine Electric Vehicles Summit on Tuesday at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

    The roadmap is meant to support  the government’s aggressive “Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program". 

    In the message of Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi that was delivered by Undersecretary Felix William "Wimpy" B. Fuentebella, he encouraged stakeholders to scale up the use of alternative fuels and energy efficient technologies.

    Among others, Sec. Cusi emphasized the need to reduce the country’s oil dependence in accordance with the E-Diskarte principle under the E-Power Mo campaign that promotes a smart energy lifestyle. 

    He further added that the heavy dependence of the Philippines on imported fuels makes the country vulnerable to energy supply disruptions and global price fluctuations.

    He also pointed out that the current annual motor vehicle growth rate of about 6% will likely increase road transport emissions. This will result in the further deterioration of the country’s air-quality, and an increase in carbon footprint.

    “A low-carbon path in the transport sector is an essential part of the Philippines’ strategic priority and we will pursue cleaner, indigenous and optimized energy and transport,” Sec. Cusi said.

    On the issue of having a broader range of sustainable energy choices, USec. Fuentebella assured summit participants, "We support the development of alternative technology and fuel options that demonstrate energy efficiency such as hybrid and electric vehicles in the transport sector."

    He stressed that a holistic approach must be adopted for alternative fuel technology to grow. This includes the construction of support structures (i.e. charging stations) and the need to establish strong  after-sales services to address issues on the availability of service centers and replacement parts, as well as the sustainability of e-vehicle operations. 

    The DOE assures the public that it is committed to provide energy that would power industries, homes and even more electric vehicles into the future.



    E-VEHICLES: The 6th Philippine Electric Vehicles (EV) Summit is until Wednesday (11 July) at SMX Convention Center in Mall of Asia in Pasay City. Leading the ceremonial ribbon cutting together with Energy Assistant Secretary Leonido J. Pulido III (3rd from L) are (L-R) Electric Vehicles Association of the Philippines President Rommel T. Juan, Nissan Assistant General Manager Dax Avenido, Senator Edgardo 'Sonny' J. Angara, Manila Electric Company Vice President and Head of Strategy and Business Development Office Raymond Ravelo, and Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation Vice President Renato Lampano. 

              UP Fighting Maroons Renews Partnership Deal with Nxled      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Wazzup Pilipinas!

    Nxled, the leader in next generation lighting, renewed its support for the University of the Philippines Men’s Basketball Team for University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 81. The lighting and fixtures company designed for longevity and breakage-resistance committed to help UP breed the next generation of champions and be a part of its bright future. Nxled executive vice president Catherine Tiu-Tan, UP chancellor Michael Tan, and officials of Nowhere To Go But UP Foundation (NTGBUP) -- a volunteer group of UP alumni supporting UP’s varsity programs led by its president, Atty. Agaton Uvero -- officially renewed their partnership by signing a new Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on Tuesday, July 10 at Quezon Hall of the University of the Philippines Diliman. Also present at the signing ceremony were UP head coach Bo Perasol and his coaching staff, the UP Fighting Maroons and another UP MBT major backer, Ms. Robina Gokongwei-Pe, president, CEO and director of Robinson Retail Holdings, Inc.
    Photo Caption: [Left to Right] NTGBUP Chairman Atty. Agaton Uvero, NTGBUP President Victor Emmanuel Reyes, Electrosavers Corporation Executive Vice President Catherine Tiu-Tan, UP Diliman Chancellor Dr. Michael Tan 



              One Championship Star Aids in Rescue of Children Trapped in Thailand Cave      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Wazzup Pilipinas!

    22-year-old ONE Championship mixed martial arts star Pongsiri Mitsatit isn’t just one of Thailand’s most decorated athletes, he is also a member of the
    Pingnakorn Rescue Chiang Mai volunteer group, where he offers his spare time to help out in situations when duty calls.

    When 12 boys of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach went missing for several days in June and were discovered to be stranded in a Chiang Rai cave complex, Mitsatit jumped at the opportunity to help rescue efforts in any way that he could.

    “We drove to Chiang Rai in the early morning, worried about the children. But I knew our team was very capable, and I knew we would do everything we could to find them,” said Mitsatit.

    “Many people from all over the world came to help, it was a joint effort and a great sight to see everyone coming together for a common goal.”

    The children, aged 11-16 years old, were exploring the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system on Saturday, June 23, when torrential rain and flash floods quickly filled up the entrance and trapped them inside.

    Forced to seek shelter and to escape the rising floodwaters, the team and their coach ventured further into the cave system, reaching an elevated sandy area where they sought refuge until help arrived.

    A major search and rescue operation was launched with efforts to drain the cave just enough so that Thailand’s Navy SEAL divers could go in and extract the victims. After some time, authorities were able to discover where the group had been holed up, and rescue operations were quickly underway.

    Navy divers and volunteer rescue teams, including Mitsatit’s unit, worked together, traversing murky waters, treacherous cave chambers and narrow passageways. Divers had to use several heavy equipment such as oxygen tanks and various rock climbing gear in a complicated operation.

    When rescuers reached the area where the footballers were discovered, photos and videos sent from the rescue team showed the boys smiling for cameras even after nearly two weeks of being trapped in the cave.

    Family members of the young footballers were ecstatic and celebrated the news that their children had survived the ordeal and had been found without major physical injuries.

    “I feel incredibly blessed to be able to help find these kids alive,” said Mitsatit.

    “It didn’t matter if I was in training for a big fight, I wanted to do everything I could to help those boys. This was bigger than everything else. The British divers saw them first and sent back photos and videos, I was so relieved. Just seeing them alive and well, it makes my heart feel full.”

    Mitsatit knows what it’s like to face adversity, albeit in the cage. A ONE Championship strawweight contender with an unblemished 9-0 professional record, and widely-considered one of the fastest rising stars in the world of martial arts, Pongsiri had much to lose in risking his life. But he wouldn’t have had it any other way.

    “When we are given the ability to help others who are in dire need, we must do everything we can. It doesn’t matter whether we are rich or poor, we do what we can,” said Mitsatit.

    “In my mind, I wanted to find those kids as soon as possible. Then to see them strong and doing well, it motivates me to be as strong as them.”

    Rescue operations concluded yesterday, as teams worked round the clock to rescue the victims at the soonest possible time. All 12 boys and their coach are well and in good spirits after being airlifted to the nearest hospital as soon as they got out of the cave. Although Mitsatit’s role in rescue operations has concluded, he is more than willing to offer more help if need be.

    “I would do anything if it meant saving those boys,” Mitsatit concluded.

    Mitsatit is scheduled to return to action on 27 July at ONE: REIGN OF KINGS at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. He will face Baguio City’s Joshua “The Passion” Pacio of Team Lakay in the supporting card.

    For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONEChampionship.

              Primiera Exhibit at Gateway Gallery      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Wazzup Pilipinas!

    The Philippine Pastel Artists (PPA) opened a new exhibit at Gateway Gallery on July 7. Entitled Primiera, the exhibit showcases its members’ latest works that use and promote soft pastel. It is a juried exhibition wherein the best entries were carefully selected by the officers of the group.
    The Philippine Pastel Artists (PPA) opened a new exhibit at Gateway Gallery on July 7. Entitled Primiera, the exhibit showcases its members’ latest works that use and promote soft pastel. It is a juried exhibition wherein the best entries were carefully selected by the officers of the group.

    Primiera features 33 vibrant and colorful artworks on landscapes, still lifes, portraits, underwaterscapes, and genre paintings. During the opening night, three artists were given the Primiera recognition, the best of the best. The three Primiera awardees were Glenn Perez, Alex Sibug, and Manny Vailoces.

    PPA is led by president Julius Legaspi, one of the more prolific pastel artists in the country today. Other officers include Celeste Lecaroz-Aceron, Phoebe Beltran-Almazan, Alvin Montano, Grandier Bella and Ronald Santos. Its vision is to be a premier and globally-recognized organization promoting the use of pastel as a medium for artistic expression and to set a standard of excellence for pastel painting in the Philippines. Its mission includes, among others, fostering understanding and cohesion among artists and promoting excellence in the medium.

    Artists participating in Primiera are: Aiza Joy Mapanac-Allid, Alex Sibug, Bing Famoso, Cats del Valle, Danilo Madrazo, Dennis Baquial, Glenn Perez, Heidi Palaueg-Fernando, Irene Sy, Iris Babao Uy, Jan Karlo Cortez, Jherwen Mermonde, Jule Ervin de Guzman, Manny Vailoces, Ricky Porras, Robert Deniega, Rosanne Hugo, Sarah Ongsun, Sheila Quisumbing Bondoc and Yel Cast.

    Primiera will run until July 22 at Gateway Gallery, the art museum of Araneta Center.

    The Gallery is located on the fifth floor of the Gateway Tower in Quezon City. It is open daily from 10 am to 7 pm. Entrance to the museum is free.

    For further inquiries on the exhibit and other events, please call 588-4000 local 8300. Please like us on Facebook (GatewayGalleryPH), Twitter (gateway_gallery) and Instagram (gateway.gallery).

              foodpanda Continues to Go Green with the Launch of Bike Delivery Service      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Wazzup Pilipinas!

    As the world moves toward its sustainability goals across all industries, foodpanda, the on-demand food delivery service in the Philippines, recognizes how it shapes the country's food industry and its impact on food wastage and the environment.

    After the successful opt-in/out cutlery initiative, foodpanda continues to strive to become an environmental-friendly delivery service with the launch of its fleet of pink bicycle riders in Metro Manila. Starting in July, a large group of pink cyclists will start roaming the busy streets of the metro to deliver food to hungry customers.

    “We, at foodpanda, are taking into account the importance of an environmentally friendly delivery service by continuously increasing our group of non-motorcyclist riders. This is so we can potentially lessen our contribution to pollution and traffic on the streets.,“ shared Iacopo Rovere, CEO for foodpanda Philippines.




    This initiative of foodpanda is just one of the few steps in its effort to reduce the impact on the environment and also to continue with their Go Green Campaign. Adding walkers in the delivery fleet is also in the pipeline with the hopes to continually reduce the use of vehicles on the streets and reduce contribution to pollution.

    Simply download the foodpanda app or go to foodpanda’s website to place your order and wait for the food you love to be delivered to your doorstep! Also, the delivery fee is now P49 reduced from P59!
              #picofthenight - joseph.gulfan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Setting Moon (or Sunrise?) It is not common for me to wake up with the Setting Moon. I was just lucky going on a trip on the full moon and...with the perfect weather (not to forget my awesome 4 companions!). Very early morning i was able to witness this serene scene! It was quiet an amazing experience having this! #philippines🇵🇭 #travel #adventure #explore #islands #tropics #tropicalbeauty🌺 #moon #fullmoon #boats #reflections #sea #serenity #awesome #awesomemoment #smartphonephotography #moments #memories #instatravel #picofthenight #travelpics #instamoment #instaphoto #instagram #instamood
              Comba Telecom supplies wireless solutions in residential and commercial development in the Philippines      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Hong Kong-based Comba Telecom Systems, which describes itself as a leading solutions and services provider of wireless and information communications systems, has announced that it has been selected as the wireless solution provider for a large-scale comprehensive development project – Proscenium at Rockwell in Manila, Philippines. Under the contract, Comba Telecom says it ‘is implementing its ComFlex DAS in-building solution (IBS) for the development project. In addition to the deployment of ComFlex DAS repeaters, over 3,500 indoor antennas will be installed to provide wireless coverage for the five high-rise residential buildings and the commercial complex in two phases. With high capacity and fast rollout, the neutral host IBS will provide the residents, tenants and shoppers with seamless wireless communications supporting 2G, 3G and 4G in seven frequency bands.’ The system also supports LTE-Advanced Pro.
              Philippine Lawbytes 135: Dr. Ramiscal for the lawyers of the Resorts World, and the John Gokongwei Summit Group: Corporate Electronic Data and Evidence Management (Copyright by Dr. Atty. Noel G. Ramiscal)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    I have been fortunate to expand my advocacy to cover the management of corporate e-data on two occasions for big time corporations in the Philippines these past few months. Last March 13, 2018, I lectured before the lawyers of the John Gokongwei Summit Group at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and on May 24, 2018, I […]
              Senior Accountant - Advanced Logic Technology LLC - Dubai      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Senior Accountant (UAE). We are looking for a qualified Accountant from India or Philippines. Responsible for day to day finance and accounts operations, will...
    From Akhtaboot - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 22:32:54 GMT - View all Dubai jobs
              WWE signs new deal to air RAW live in the Philippines exclusively on FOX+      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Businesswire.com has a new article about the WWE signing a new content distribution deal with FOX+ in the Philippines. The agreement will have the WWE air RAW live on FOX+ in the Philippines starting next week, where it will be the exclusive home of RAW in that nation. The WWE recently signed on with FOX […]

    The post WWE signs new deal to air RAW live in the Philippines exclusively on FOX+ appeared first on WWE News and Results, RAW and Smackdown Results, Impact News, ROH News.


              Sr. Cat Portfolio Analyst - AIG Philippines Inc. - Bengaluru, Karnataka      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Minimum 5 years of experience in catastrophe modeling (RMS, AIR) and/or (re)insurance analytics Advanced degree in physics, math, statistics, actuarial or other...
    From AIG Philippines Inc. - Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:16:23 GMT - View all Bengaluru, Karnataka jobs
              5 sworn in as Foreign Service officers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    The officers will serve in Japan, Mexico, China, Brazil and the Philippines.
              'Sorry, God': Philippines' Duterte Reportedly Apologizes to God      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Less than a month after making several controversial statements about God, the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, offered his apologies to the Almighty.
              #retail - sweet.picks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    🎀hanger organizer 125.00 🌻 LIKE OUR PAGE for DAILY UPDATES 💋 🌻 *visit our albums for more items 🌼 ALWAYS provide option our items are fast selling ⌚ PRE ORDER ⚠Items are fast selling. Please do message us for stock check prior to placing the order Thanks!⚠ 📝 Weekly Cut Off: Saturday 4PM 📝 Supplier Day: Sundays 📝 Ship out/Meet Up: Mondays 🚛 Nationwide Shipping 🚛Free Shipping and Cash on Delivery now on Shopee https://shopee.ph/sweetpicks 💋 👋Meet up at SM Bacoor, SM Molino and SM MOA ↘Follow us on Instagram: sweet.picks ↘Like and follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SweetPicksonlineshop/ #legitseller #retail #onlineshop #onlineshopphilippines #storage #organizer #home #sweetpicks
              Embroidery Design of the World - Japanese Book by pomadour24      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    2,600 JPY

    Paperback:191 pages
    Publisher: Seibundo (2011)
    Language: Japanese
    Book Weight: 380 Grams
    The book introduces many embroidery designs from all over the world. The book does not have patterns inside, so this can only be used as a reference book.

    Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Austria, Portugal, Sweden, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Laos, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Nepal, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Bolivia, Peru, USA, Benin, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Congo,
    Afghanistan, and Palestine.

    SHIPPING INFORMATION
    The book will be shipped out from JAPAN by Regular AIRMAIL to all over the world. Please allow 5 to 10 business days for delivery. From my experience, this method is always very fast and reliable.


              So, how is the Philippines moving forward with electric vehicles?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Albeit snail-paced, we’re making progress towards vehicle electrification.
              Jump Digital Powers up the NDAA 2018; Now Calls for Digital Arts Entries!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Co-presented and organized by Jump Digital Asia, the National Digital Arts Awards (NDAA) 2018 has officially launched to begin its call for digital arts entries.

    Jump Digital Powers up the National Digital Awards 2018
    Jump Digital Powers up the National Digital Arts Awards 2018

    Also, with a theme of “Driven by design. Fueled by passion. Empowering today’s digital artist,” this year’s NDAA is again presented by Globaltronics, Inc. – a pioneer in the digital media industry and the leader in digital signage and out-of-home advertising.

    The NDAA 2018 organizers, on the other hand, announced that the minimum age of contestants has been lowered to as young as 14 years old due to digital media’s popularity among the younger generation of artists.

    “There is much talent out there, and we see it even from very young artists. We should nurture that talent from the onset and encourage our young artists to share those talents,” Tobias Bernardo, NDAA 2018 organizer, addressed.

    Here are the following categories:

    • Digital Art in Print
    • Character Design
    • Animation/Motion Graphics
    • Digital Short Movie
    • Website User Experience (U/X)
    • Drone Movie Experience

    NDAA also revealed that almost Php3,000,000 worth of cash and prizes are prepared for the winners!

    For more information about the NDAA 2018, you can contact its organizers Tobias Miguel Bernardo at TM.Bernardo@jumpdigital.asia or +63 917 815 1108; and Moby Aragones at moses.aragones@jumpdigital.asia or +61 998 887 8870. You can also visit their official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NDAAPhilippines.
              Meizu M6 2GB RAM Drops Price to Php4,490!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Meizu has slashed the price tag of one of its most affordable yet capable phones, the Meizu M6 2GB RAM variant, as it now sells for only Php4,490 at Shopee Philippines.

    Meizu M6 2GB RAM Drops Price to Php4,490!
    Meizu M6 2GB RAM Drops Price to Php4,490!

    In case you missed it, the Meizu M6 is available in two variants: the 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM models. However, sited on its official online selling platform, its 2GB RAM/16GB ROM option is now offered at a lower asking price.

    As a recap, the phone sports a 5.2-inch 2.5D curved IPS panel that gives off an HD 1280 x 720 display. Under the hood, it is powered by 64-bit MT6750 octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, paired with Mali-T860 MP2 graphics. It boasts a 3070mAh juice, as well.

    Moving on to its camera department, it sports 13-megapixel f/2.2 main camera with PDAF and dual-tone LED flash, and 8-megapixel f/2.0 selfie snapper.

    See Also: Meizu 16 Series to Sport an In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

    The Meizu M6 runs on FlyMe OS 6.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat OS.

    Meanwhile, its 3GB RAM variant is priced at Php6,990.

    Source: Shopee Philippines
              Case Study: Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Personalises Its Customer Service      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has a number of contact centres across the globe, in the US, Philippines, India, China and Ireland. Across each of their contact centres, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group wanted to offer their customers outstanding, personalised customer service […]
              LMHT: Garena bị nghi thu thập thông tin cá nhân bất hợp pháp của game thủ Philippines       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    none
              Sri Lanka to begin hanging drug dealers, to 'replicate success of Philippines'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Government says executions will resume after moratorium of almost 50 years, citing Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs

    Sri Lanka will begin hanging drug dealers, ending a near-half-century moratorium on executions, as officials promised explicitly to “replicate the success” of the Philippines’ grisly war on drugs.

    Sri Lanka’s decision to cite the Philippines as its model is certain to draw criticism. Under president Rodrigo Duterte 4,200 drug suspects have been killed in the Philippines, although rights groups say the true number could be at least triple that figure.

    Continue reading...
              Philippines: Rights of Internally Displaced Persons Act, Senate Bill No.1142 (2014)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities - Document type: National Decrees, Circulars, Regulation, Policy Documents
              Philippines: Act No.101211, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (2010)       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Publisher: National Legislative Bodies / National Authorities - Document type: National Decrees, Circulars, Regulation, Policy Documents
              Xiaomi Redmi 6 will launch in the Philippines on July 18!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Xiaomi Philippines has just sent out invites for the local launch of the Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 on July 18.
    Xiaomi Redmi 6 will launch in the Philippines on July 18!
    Add caption


    Dubbed as the entry-level kings, the Xiaomi Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 are packed with pretty promising specs for their low expected price tag.

    Both are packed with a 5.45-inch HD+ 18:9 screen, new generation entry-level MediaTek chips, and AI ready cameras. The Redmi 6A is powered by Helio A22 SoC while the Redmi 6 is rocking the speedier 64-bit Helio P22 octa-core processor.

    Have a look at their full specs below.

    Xiaomi Redmi 6A Specs

    Display: 5.45-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen w/ HD+ 1440 x 720 resolution at 295 ppi
    CPU: 2.0GHz 64-bit Helio A22 quad-core processor
    GPU: PowerVR
    RAM: 2GB/3GB
    ROM: 16GB/32GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB
    Back Camera: 13MP w/ AF, AI portrait mode, and LED flash
    Selfie Camera: 5MP 
    Battery: 3,000mAh
    OS: Android 8.1 Oreo w/ MIUI 9
    Connectivity: WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, dual SIM
    Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
    Others: Face unlock, Colors: grey, blue, gold, and rose gold
    Price: TBC

    Xiaomi Redmi 6 Specs

    Display: 5.45-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen w/ HD+ 1440 x 720 resolution at 295 ppi
    CPU: 2.0GHz 64-bit Helio P22 octa-core processor
    GPU: PowerVR GE8320
    RAM: 3GB/4GB
    ROM: 32GB/64GB
    Back Camera: 12MP + 5MP w/ AF, A.I. portrait mode and LED flash
    Selfie Camera: 5MP
    Battery: 3000mAh
    OS: Android 8.1 Oreo w/ MIUI 9
    Connectivity: WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, micro-USB
    Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
    Others: Fingerprint sensor, face unlock Colors: Grey, blue, gold and rose gold 
    Price: TBC

    Stay tuned for the full details on July 18! We will be there to cover the said launch.

              Huawei to launch the Nova 3i in the Philippines soon!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Confirmed! The handset that Huawei teased few days back at the Glorietta mall in Makati is the Nova 3i. James Reid will be its local celebrity endorser as well.
    Huawei to launch the Nova 3i in the Philippines soon!
    Nova 3i soon!

    The Nova 3i is the highly anticipated follow-up to the successful Nova 2i last year. Based on the printed mall standee, the Nova 3i will come with a FullView screen with notch.

    Like the Nova 2i last year, it will also feature a quad camera setup. It will have two cameras at the back and two cameras in front. In addition, the standee revealed that its cameras will be assisted by AI technology.

    The last info that was revealed is it will go with massive 128GB of storage. It is double the 64GB found on the Nova 2i last year.

    This handset is expected to launch in the country late this month on July 28, 2018.

    The rest of the missing specs and details are still unknown for now. It is expected to load with the upcoming Kirin 710 SoC with AI and at least 4GB RAM.

    Stay tuned!


    Source: Kay Reid

              ASUS ZenFone Max Pro can be yours at PHP 9,495 only via Lazada tomorrow!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    ASUS Philippines will be holding a flash sale tomorrow at Lazada in celebration of the ASUS Day!
    ASUS ZenFone Max Pro can be yours at PHP 9,495 only via Lazada tomorrow!
    ZenFone Max Pro promo on Lazada!

    Lazada and ASUS Philippines partnered together to hold the biggest sale of the Taiwan smartphone brand's day tomorrow, July 12, 2018. 

    To avail of the promo, all you have to do is to log in to Lazada and visit ASUS ZenFone's Official Store and buy the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro for only PHP 9,495 instead of PHP 9,995! 

    And if you're lucky enough, ASUS will pick 10 consumers to get a ZenFone Max Pro jacket!

    ZenFone Max Pro features a 5.99-inch FHD+ display with a whopping 5,000 mAh battery that has 35 days standby time with less than an hour charging time!  It runs on the latest Android 8. Oreo and features 13MP+ 5MP dual rear camera and 8MP selfie camera.

    You can check our full review of the ZenFone Max Pro in this link!

    Do you know someone who had been eyeing this smartphone? Share this with them now and score PHP 500 off the ZenFone Max Pro!

              D-Link releases COVR-C1203 Dual Band Whole Home WiFi System in the Philippines      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    D-Link just launched the COVR-C1203 Dual Band Whole Home WiFi System in the Philippines.
    D-Link releases COVR-C1203 Dual Band Whole Home WiFi System in the Philippines
    COVR-C1203

    It's a WiFi mesh router designed to provide coverage for your entire home. D-Link claimed that it is compact, stylish, easy to setup, and powerful.
    Actual product image

    The COVR-C1203 has interchangeable plastic tops with LEDs underneath. It also has a dual-band wireless AC wave II with up to 1200 Mbps of speed. According to D-Link it can provide that speed even in dead spots.

    It also has two Gigabit Ethernet for "stable" wired connectivity via NAS, media centers, gaming consoles, and more.

    The  COVR-C1203 also has a single SSID, Smart Roaming technology which connects devices to the strongest signal possible, and Smart Steering that automatically directs devices to the optimal wireless band.

    D-Link also guaranteed that its multiple output (MU-MIMO) technology can provide same speed and efficiency across multiple devices simultaneously.

    In total, this Dual Band Whole Home WiFi System can provide more than 460 square meters of connectivity.

    D-Link also highlighted that it is easy to setup with the use of an app that's available for Android and iOS users.

    It will be available in July at Complink, VillMan, Silicon Valley, PC Express and Thinking Tools, Inc. for PHP 14,780.

    What do you think guys?

              #religion - jaeaxel_      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    National Shrine . . . . . #Canon #canonphotography #canonphoto #canon50d #canonphotos #dslrphotography #dslr #digital #slr #church #religion #donbosco #stainedglass #dark #shadow #light #glowing #mass #eucharist #streetphotography #photography #image #photo #colorphotography #color #instapic #instagood #quezon #manila #philippines
              PADI Instructor Examinations for June, 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    01 June | Pondicherry, India 02 June | Sydney, Australia 05 June | Malapascua, Philippines 05 June | Port Blair, India 08 June | Bohol, Philippines 09 June | Sanya, China 09 June | Singapore 09 June | Tioman Island, Malaysia 12 June | Gili Islands, Indonesia 12 June | Rarotonga, Cook Islands 16 June …
              WWE signs new TV deal with FOX+ in Philippines      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    WWE today announced a new television deal with FOX Networks Group Asia to broadcast Monday Night Raw exclusively on FOX+ in the Philippines. Beginning next week, Raw will stream live on FOX+ at 8AM on Tuesdays in the Philippines with a same day, primetime re-air on FOX Sports at 8PM. Additionally, each week, FOX+ will […]
              India’s video content budget up by 14% in 2017: MPA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    MUMBAI: The video content expenditure for TV, movie and online video across India, Korea and Southeast Asia’s five biggest growth markets (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) has seen a growth of eight per cent in 2017 to reach $10.2 billion, according to the 2018 edition of Asia Video Content Dynamics from analyst firm Media Partners Asia (MPA).

    India’s video content budget soared by 14 per cent to $4.2 billion in 2017, purely driven by pay-TV. Content investment in India’s online video market is also growing rapidly, driven by competition among well-capitalised global and local platforms. This trend is expected to continue over the next three years.

    India is followed by Korea, where investment in video content increased by seven per cent over the year to approach $3 billion. The investment in Korea is also starting to accelerate and will continue to do so over the course of 2018-19. Growth here will likely accelerate when China eventually lifts its ban on Korean dramas, movies and talent.

    The biggest contributors to aggregate incremental growth in video content spend across the seven markets in 2017 were pay-TV (38 per cent) and online video (30 per cent).

    MPA VP Stephen Laslocky said, “In general, content investment dynamics are favourable with content investment growing. Pay-TV content costs in the surveyed markets grew five per cent, led by India and Korea, driven by local entertainment and sports.”

    Free to air content investment was up by six per cent in 2017. Scale and growth in free to air content investment are largely attributable to Korea, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, driven by local entertainment.

    Film production budgets in the surveyed markets were up 10 per cent, driven by Korea and India. Online video investment is growing rapidly from a low base, up almost 80 per cent during 2017.

    Laslocky believes that rising competitive intensity is driving up online video content costs as rival platforms produce and acquire local series and movies, especially in India and Korea. “We expect online video content investment to also pick up in emerging markets across Southeast Asia, led by Indonesia and the Philippines,” he added.

    Malaysian market witnessed a decline in video content investment in 2017 mainly due to Astro cutting spend on international pay channels. The outlook for Malaysia could improve as new government policies bolster economic growth, broadening consumer spend and ad dollars.

    Growth in production spend across emerging Southeast Asia markets was generally satisfactory in 2017, according to the report.

    http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/300x300/public/images/tv-images/2018/07/09/mpa.jpg?itok=T3DNdz1m

              Director & Actuary - PRT Pricing - AIG Philippines Inc. - Houston, TX      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    As a member of the pricing team, responsibilities will include interfacing with business unit management and other functional areas such as underwriting,...
    From AIG Philippines Inc. - Fri, 25 May 2018 11:07:01 GMT - View all Houston, TX jobs
              Managing Director – L&R Risk Analytics, Capital, Reserves, Risk Governance & Reporting - AIG Philippines Inc. - Houston, TX      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Manage resources effectively and appropriately – supporting HR & ERM objectives. Work with Central ERM staff/management on specifics related to L&R business and...
    From AIG Philippines Inc. - Fri, 25 May 2018 11:04:57 GMT - View all Houston, TX jobs
              Traveling Across Southeast Asia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    The archipelagic Philippines is part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or shortly ASEAN.
              Why the Legal Immigration System Is Broken: A Short List of Problems      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    In no particular order, here is a list of a few problems that comprehensive immigration reform should address (a few of which are mentioned in the immigration chapter of the Cato Handbook for Policymakers):

    1. A far too restrictive system overall.
    2. Static immigration quotas.
    3. Quotas on nationalities—the law micromanages immigrant demographics.
    4. Immigrants wait in line for decades.
    5. Immigrant workers are counted against multiple quotas.
    6. There’s a limit for immigrants with “extraordinary ability”.
    7. Workers without college degrees only get 5,000 green cards.
    8. The president can end the refugee program unilaterally.
    9. No immigration category for entrepreneurs.
    10. No way to create new immigration categories without congressional action.
    11. Immigrants generally cannot apply for permanent residency on their own.
    12. Spouses and minor children of new immigrants count against the quotas.
    13. There’s a quota on new spouses and minor children of current permanent residents.
    14. Children of temporary workers grow up here, wait in line with their parents for permanent residency, and get kicked out of line on their 21st birthday.
    15. Immigrants can live here for decades without receiving permanent residency.
    16. Illegal immigrants cannot leave and reapply to return legally.
    17. Spouses and children of temporary workers are banned from working.
    18. The law requires immigrants to pretend that they don’t want to immigrate.
    19. Forcing employers to advertise positions that are already filled.
    20. Temporary workers cannot easily change jobs.
    21. No temporary visas at all for year-round workers without college degrees.
    22. Noncitizens can access federal welfare programs after five years.
    23. The president can ban any immigrants that he doesn’t like.
    24. No opportunity to appeal visa denials.
    25. The burden of proof is on immigrants and their sponsors, not the government.
    26. America has closed borders with a few holes.

    1. A far too restrictive system overall. Since 1820, the United States admitted on average 30 percent more legal immigrants per capita (0.45 percent of the population per year) than it did in 2017 (0.35 percent of the population), so the current rate is low historically. More importantly, the U.S. net immigration rate—legal and illegal—ranks in the bottom third of the 50 countries with the highest per-capita GDP in the world, and the U.S. share of foreign-born residents is also in the bottom third. This is at a time when population growth is at its lowest levels since the Great Depression, and the U.S. birthrate is the lowest on record. Congress should make it far easier to immigrate legally.

    2. Static immigration quotas. Since 1990, Congress has not updated the quotas for the legal immigration system. During that time, the population of the United States has increased 30 percent and the economy has doubled. Quotas—to the extent that they exist at all—should be linked to economic growth (in the case of employment-based immigrants) or population growth (in the case of family-sponsored immigrants), so they don’t immediately become antiquated.

    3. Quotas on nationalities—the law micromanages immigrant demographics. Congress treats immigrants differently based on where they were born (literally their place of birth—they can’t even escape this system by getting citizenship in another country). No “country” (i.e. nationals or former nationals of that country) can receive more than 7 percent of the total green cards in a category. These per-country limits are why Indian immigrants sponsored by their employers may have to wait decades for a green card, while other immigrants sponsored by their employers don’t have to wait at all. Congress should repeal the per-country limits and ban discrimination based on nationality.

    4. Immigrants wait in line for decades. The symptom of the low quotas and differential treatment for individual nationalities is that nationals from certain countries must wait a long time to immigrate. Siblings and adult children of U.S. citizens from Mexico and the Philippines who are receiving their green cards right now waited two decades. Those who are applying for their green cards now will die before they reach the front of the line because so many applicants have piled up in the backlog since 1998. Immigrant workers from India have had decade-long waits, but those applying right now will wait more than a century. Such wait times are not reasonable. Congress should raise the quotas, but at the same time, it should also limit wait times to no more than 5 years.

    5. Immigrant workers are counted against multiple quotas. 88 percent of immigrants sponsored by their employers for permanent residence already live in the United States. Most of them entered as temporary workers on H-1B temporary visas. When they entered, many were counted against the H-1B quota of 85,000 temporary visas. Now that they are in the country, they count again against the employer-sponsored green card limits. If the goal of quotas is to limit increases in the population or rapid changes in labor force competition, it makes no sense to double count immigrants, once when they enter and once when they apply for permanent residence. Immigrants should be counted a single time at their initial entry and not again.

    6. There’s a limit for immigrants with “extraordinary ability”. The EB-1 green card category is for immigrants who have “extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics which has been demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim” as well as internationally renowned academics and multinational executives. These are the Nobel laureates, scientists, NBA players, and business leaders whose accomplishments contribute to the U.S. economy and society in profound ways. Yet this category inexplicably has a quota of 40,000 (including spouses and children). There is even a waiting list for such immigrants of over 58,000 immigrants. Congress should exempt these workers from the green card limits.

    7. Workers without college degrees only get 5,000 green cards. In the Immigration Act of 1990, Congress limited the number of green cards provided to those without a college degree to no more than 10,000. In 1997, Congress passed a law that temporarily cut this meager amount in half. In 2016, the Pew Research Center estimated that there were about 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States. The vast majority of these have no college degree or U.S. citizen family members who could sponsor them for green cards, meaning that employer sponsorship would theoretically be their only option. But the number of green cards that the law provides is literally a rounding error in Pew’s estimate of the illegal population. To prevent future illegal immigration and provide a legal way for U.S. businesses to hire these workers, Congress should make more green cards available for lesser-educated workers.

    8. The president can end the refugee program unilaterally. In and of itself, the fact that the president can permit more refugees is no problem. That is important when a crisis breaks out somewhere in the world. But the idea that the president can unilaterally shut down the entire refugee program, as President Trump has almost done, is absurd. Congress should establish a floor for refugee admissions, and it should permit private refugee sponsorship by individuals, as Canada already does. The easiest way to implement private sponsorship would be to expand family sponsorship categories to extended family members and exempt immediate family of citizens and legal permanent residents who are refugees from the green card limits or, alternatively, create a new category for sponsored refugee immigrants. This category would enable U.S. citizens to have a role in the number of refugees and allow them to target refugees for aid with whom they have a personal connection.

    9. No immigration category for entrepreneurs. As the rest of the world tries to roll out the red carpet for entrepreneurs, the United States still has no permanent residence category specifically for immigrants who start or want to start businesses. While the United States does have a couple of temporary visa categories that allow some entrepreneurs to set up shop here (E-1 or O-1), they have no way to become permanent residents. Immigrants need a sponsor—either an employer or family member with citizenship to petition on their behalf. During their time in temporary status, entrepreneurs have to continuously apply for renewals and hope each successive administration still believes their economic contributions are valuable enough to receive renewals. As I’ve written before, this uncertainty discourages immigrant entrepreneurs from using these options to start businesses. Congress should create a broad entrepreneurship category for immigrants to receive permanent residence.  

    10. No way to create new immigration categories without congressional action. Congress will never perfectly predict the future needs of the United States at any point in time. Even the best reforms will leave holes that will only become apparent years later. One solution would be to allow the administration far more discretion to design and create new categories. A better idea would be to create a state-sponsored visa program where state governments could set criteria for immigrants that they believe their states need (which could factor in applications from business, family members, or humanitarian groups). Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program would be one model for this approach. This idea would decentralize the making of programs and rules among the states, so that updates wouldn’t need to wait for a national crisis to catch the attention of the federal government.

    11. Immigrants generally cannot apply for permanent residency on their own. U.S. immigration law has no mechanism for immigrants without sponsorship by an employer or family members. Unlike Canada, the United States has no “points” pathway to permanent residence that would allow immigrants to apply based on characteristics (years in the United States, English language ability, etc.) without needing to wait for someone to do so for them. This deficiency results in immigrants being totally unable to control their own destinies, and particularly for immigrant workers, it requires them to rely on their employers, which have no incentives to apply on their behalf if the immigrant already has temporary status that can be extended. It also results in workers working for years in temporary statuses with no way to apply directly for green cards. In addition to the employer-sponsored pathways, Congress should create points-based tracks for higher- and lower-educated immigrants.

    12. Spouses and minor children of new immigrants count against the quotas. When immigrants sponsored by family members or employers receive their green cards (permanent residence), their spouses and minor children are also eligible for green cards. Rather than only counting the primary applicant—the worker or the family member—against the immigration quotas, the government counts the spouses and children as well. If the purpose of quotas is to establish the desired level of workers or siblings, it makes little sense to reduce that level based on whether the worker or sibling is married or has children. This arbitrarily reduces the immigration quotas by up to 70 percent in certain categories. The fluctuation in the actual levels of workers or family members throws needless uncertainty into the immigration process for legal immigrants and their sponsors. Congress should exempt spouses and minor children of immigrants from the quotas.

    13. There’s a quota on new spouses and minor children of current permanent residents. Although spouses and minor children of new immigrants are counted against the quotas, they at least can generally receive permanent residence more or less simultaneously. They wait longer, but they wait together. By contrast, foreign spouses who marry an immigrant who already has permanent residence in the United States must wait more than a year before they can apply to immigrate (and then they have to wait again while that application is processed). Immigration law should never treat the nuclear family in this way. There should be no quota on spouses and minor children of current residents, just as there is no quota on spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens.

    14. Children of temporary workers grow up here, wait in line with their parents for permanent residency, and get kicked out of line on their 21st birthday. The law stipulates that to receive status as a child of a new immigrant (as explained in #12), they must be under the age of 21. Because of the long wait times, this means that immigrants can enter the country as the minor children of temporary worker, an employer can sponsor their parent, and then they can wait in line with their parents for 5 or 10 years, but as soon as they turn 21, they “age out,” meaning that their application for permanent residence essentially disappears. They drop out of the green card queue entirely. They either must self-deport or seek out another temporary status, such as a student visa. They essentially become legal immigrant Dreamers, as they are in an equivalent position to those illegal immigrants who entered as children and are now in DACA. This could be remedied by using the age of the immigrant at the time they initially enter the line, rather than when they reach the front of it, for the purpose of the final green card application.

    15. Immigrants can live here for decades without receiving permanent residency. #14 highlights a broader issue. America has a variety of temporary statuses that foreigners can use to live in the United States temporarily. They can enter as children of temporary workers (H-4), then transition to student status (F-1), then become temporary workers themselves (H-1B), and then receive an indefinitely renewable status as an entrepreneur (E-1). They could live in this country for decades without ever being able to apply for permanent residence (see #9, #11, #14). Of course, this is an even more significant problem for illegal immigrants. A person who has lived in the United States a decade or more should be guaranteed permanent residence. At that point, America is their home. The law should recognize that fact.

    16. Illegal immigrants cannot leave and reapply to return legally. One component of all good governance is self-compliance. The government should not need to rely on force to keep everyone in line. People who make mistakes need ways to correct those mistakes on their own without the intervention of law enforcement. Until 1996, this is the way immigration law worked. If someone made a mistake or entered illegally, they could leave the country and apply for whatever visa they could. But the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 created the “3-and-10-year bars”—which make it illegal to return for 3 years after living in the country illegally for 180 days or 10 years after living illegally for a year. This incentivizes immigrants to remain in the United States in illegal status. It is counterproductive and results in a larger illegal population. Congress should repeal the bars entirely.

    17. Spouses and children of temporary workers are banned from working. This ban—partially lifted by the Obama administration in 2014 for certain spouses of H-1Bs who had been in the country for more than six years and soon to be reimposed by President Trump—is pointless. Why would the country want immigrants to be here and not have them contribute? It makes no sense. Anyone staying in the United States for more than a year should be permitted to work legally.

    18. The law requires immigrants to pretend that they don’t want to immigrate. To qualify for most temporary visas, immigrants must show that they have “a residence in a foreign country which he has no intention of abandoning.” This requirement imposes all sorts of pointless headaches on different types of immigrants. If foreigners want to come to the United States to get married or engaged, they cannot use a tourist visa or the Visa Waiver Program, even though these are the easiest methods to use to travel to the United States. If they do visit, and their partner proposes to them, the government can accuse them of immigration fraud. This also means that employers cannot petition for green cards for foreign students or seasonal workers (H-1Bs for high skilled workers get an exception). This effectively prohibits legal immigration for them. It is one thing to require temporary visitors to prove that they will return if they will be required by law to do so, but it is pointless to require them to do so when they can legally stay in the country as a permanent resident. The law should simply require immigrants to prove that they will comply with their terms of admission.

    19. Forcing employers to advertise positions that are already filled. As #5 points out, 88 percent of immigrants sponsored by their employers for permanent residence already live in the United States generally as temporary workers. Yet the law requires all employers to receive a “labor certification” that proves that there are no workers as qualified as the immigrant for whom they are petitioning. In and of itself, this protectionism would be unhealthy, but it is even worse that employers are required to do this theater for current employees. This wastes everyone’s time because almost no one will be as qualified as the person already doing the job.

    For this reason, it is very rare for labor certifications to be denied. This means that the law requires employers to post what are essentially fake advertisements for ghost positions, but they receive real applicants who they have to interview and otherwise fool into believing this is a real position only to then reject them. In other words, the system wastes the time of not only employers and government adjudicators—it directly harms the very people it is supposed to help. Just requiring employers to pay a fee or a tariff would make more sense as a protectionist measure.

    20. Temporary workers cannot easily change jobs. Because their status is entirely tied to their employment, temporary workers cannot simply walk away from a job. This places them at a substantial disadvantage when negotiating for wages and benefits. One of the main impediments to quickly transitioning from one job to another is the protectionist labor market regulations that employers must go through in order to hire a temporary worker. Once a worker is already in the United States, these regulations should not apply because an immigrant moving from one U.S. business to another does not increase the total competition for jobs.

    In fact, allowing temporary workers to easily change or quit jobs helps protect U.S. workers by removing the non-market reason for employers to favor foreign workers—namely that the workers cannot easily leave the employer. Temporary workers should have an extended grace period to find a new jobs if they quit their initial employer, and their subsequent employer should be permitted to immediately hire them.

    21. No temporary visas at all for year-round workers without college degrees. Because of #7, #11, and #18, the only way for lesser-educated workers to work legally in the United States is with a temporary work visa. Existing law has two options for that—the H-2A for agricultural workers and H-2B for non-agricultural workers—but both the H-2A and H-2B visa regulations prohibit year-round employment. The jobs must be seasonal, meaning that if the job is a permanent, these visas won’t work. A temporary visa for permanent positions already exists for high-skilled positions (the H-1B), but there is no counterpart for lesser-skilled workers. The effect is that industries like dairy, meat processing, and construction all operate at a disadvantage compared to industries that can access these seasonal worker programs.

    22. Noncitizens can access federal welfare programs after five years. Even though the fiscal effect of immigration is quite positive overall, and even though poor immigrants use  less welfare programs on average at lower rates than other poor Americans, there are still good reasons to limit the welfare state to U.S. citizens. This limitation would go a long way to assuage one of the only legitimate concerns about immigration. It would also prevent immigrants from being denied a green card based on the fear of them becoming a “public charge” and encourage them to naturalize, a process that could aid political assimilation. Most importantly, welfare acts as a disincentive to work, and for this reason, there is some suggestive evidence that when Congress in 1996 restricted welfare for immigrants during their first five years in the country, it had no significant negative effect on their overall income or health insurance rates. More entered the labor force, which resulted in higher incomes and more employer-provided health insurance.

    23. The president can ban any immigrants that he doesn’t like. In 1952, Congress passed a statute that authorizes the president to suspend “the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens” if he finds them to be “detrimental.” This power is untethered by any constraints, and as the travel ban case proves, the Supreme Court is willing to allow the president to ban immigrants based on the thinnest of pretexts. Sweeping power of this kind is incompatible with the rule of law and cedes lawmaking power to the president in a way that would shock our founders. Congress should require courts to use strict scrutiny when evaluating these types of actions by the president.

    24. No opportunity to appeal visa denials. Immigrants and their sponsors can appeal immigration decisions by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to the Administrative Appeals Office, and if their rights are violated by immigration agencies in the United States, they can challenge the decisions in court. But visa denials by consular officers for foreign applicants seeking to travel or immigrate to the United States cannot be appealed, and thanks to the court-invented doctrine of consular non reviewability, courts almost always turn down immigrants and their U.S. citizen sponsors who challenge consular officers’ determinations—even when they are flagrantly contrary to law or violate fundamental rights of citizens. Given that a single visa denial can doom an immigrant’s chance of ever coming to the United States, such determinations should be subject to both types of review—administrative and judicial. Congress can remedy this situation by creating a Visa Appeals Board like the Administrative Appeals Office and authorizing judicial review.

    25. The burden of proof is on immigrants and their sponsors, not the government. In a free society, people are innocent until proven guilty. In the immigration system, immigrants are guilty until proven innocent. The government should have to prove its reasons for keeping someone out rather than forcing immigrants and their sponsors to prove that they will not pose a problem. This is especially relevant for employers attempting to hire foreign temporary workers from abroad. In those cases, the employer must prove to the Department of Labor that the foreign worker will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of Americans. A better system would require the Department of Labor to prove that the foreign worker will adversely affect their wages and working conditions. This was how the labor regulations worked for the Bracero guest worker program in the 1950s and 60s. Congress should return to this earlier system and require the government to prove why it wants to keep immigrants out.

    26. America has closed borders with a few holes. Similar to #25, an overarching problem with America’s immigration system is that it assumes that everyone is ineligible to immigrate unless the government grants them permission to do so. A better system would presume all are eligible to immigrate unless the government has a good reason to prevent them from doing so. This system would be far simpler and focus government’s enforcement apparatus solely on those who either are threats to the property, lives, or health of Americans or who cannot support themselves without substantial government assistance. America is so far from this system right now that it is basically immigration prohibition. Like alcohol prohibition—which had exceptions for home brews, communion wine, medicinal patent liquor, rubbing alcohol, and industrial alcohol—America’s immigration prohibition has exceptions, but the basic story is this: America is closed to almost everyone who wishes to come.


              Comment on 10 Controversial Theories Supported By Compelling Evidence by 10 Moments In American History, As Seen From The Other Side      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    […] a lot of evidence to back up their story, too. Theodore Roosevelt publicly described the Philippines as a “black […]
              Asiana – $540: San Francisco – Manila, Philippines. Roundtrip, including all Taxes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    A good sale to Manila. ITA will price this at $551, using those dates on Orbitz should reprice to $540 Here are some practical travel tips to Manila, Philippines. Sample Travel Date: October 8th – 15th This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search […]

    [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

              America is not the heart by Castillo, Elaine, author.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    "How many lives fit in a lifetime? When Hero De Vera arrives in America--haunted by the political upheaval in the Philippines and disowned by her parents--she's already on her third. Her uncle gives her a fresh start in the Bay Area, and he doesn't ask about her past. His younger wife knows enough about the might and secrecy of the De Vera family to keep her head down. But their daughter--the first American-born daughter in the family--can't resist asking Hero about her damaged hands. An increas
              Search for missing relatives in Marawi continue - Patuloy ang paghanap sa nawawalang mag-anak sa Marawi      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Almost a year since the Marawi Siege, many are still searching for missing relatives. We talk to Alison Lopez from ICRC Philippines

    -

    Isang taon simula naganap ang Marawi Siege, marami ang patuloy sa paghahanap sa kanilang nawawalang mag-anak. nakausap natin si Alison Lopez mula ICRC Philippines


              Divas That Care Network welcomes our newest Diva Julieta Recometa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Come and listen while Host Candace Gish interviews a variety of committed women weekly, whom are working to make the world a better place!  #DivasThatCare Julieta Recometa has a bachelor's degree in Clothing, Textile and Merchandising from the University of the Philippines.  She immigrated into the USA in 1980, enjoyed a lucrative fashion career for 35 plus years which gave her the opportunity to travel to many countries in her various executive roles managing quality, sourcing and production of apparel merchandise for large corporations. Julieta has been married for 42 years to a supportive husband, together, they raised 3 wonderful children and now they have 5 wonderful grandchildren. Three years ago, Julieta retired from her corporate job and transitioned herself into becoming an enterprenuer. La Moda Zona, LLC was born with the help of three other business partners whom are top notch industry leaders in many aspects of the business, to help to brand new baby clothing line, the EZOn BaBeez. www.ezonbabeez.com
              Designing with a conscience      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    IT is 90 percent cheaper to address hazards before they happen, instead of after they happen; we are saving more lives, buildings and infrastructure. Our country is known for being prone to natural calamities. The Philippines is located along the Pacific Ring of Fire. Furthermore, we are on the east of the Pacific Ocean, exposing [...]

    The post Designing with a conscience appeared first on The Manila Times Online.


              Music gets FIFA World Cup more energized      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    The FIFA World Cup Fever is on once again. Held every four years, currently ongoing in Russia, it is one of the most watched sporting games the world over. The acronym means Federation International de Football Association in French, which means International Federation of Association Football in English. Here in the Philippines, there has been [...]

    The post Music gets FIFA World Cup more energized appeared first on The Manila Times Online.


              43% of PDS shareholders agree to Land Bank buyout      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    A significant number of shareholders of the Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corp. have already agreed to the offer of state-run Land Bank of the Philippines to purchase a majority stake of the country’s fixed-income trading platform. In an interview on Wednesday, Land Bank President Alex Buenaventura said that 43 percent of PDS shareholders had agreed [...]

    The post 43% of PDS shareholders agree to Land Bank buyout appeared first on The Manila Times Online.


              Duterte says he’ll curb tirades, then tells bishops not to criticize him      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    MANILA, Philippines — Outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is to curb his tirades against the Catholic Church after agreeing to a moratorium on statements deriding priests and … Read More

    The post Duterte says he’ll curb tirades, then tells bishops not to criticize him appeared first on The Compass.


              Kansas City Blogging Against God?!?!?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Regular readers You d-bags know I'm a fan of Bill Tammeus even though I rarely agree with him . . . And I have to admit that I was waiting for him to write this blog post.

    It was worth the wait and TOTES lived up to expectations.

    Checkit:

    A loud, provocative case against God: 7-11-18

    The president of the Philippines says he'll resign if anyone can prove that God exists. Well, he's actually gone considerably beyond that. He's called God "stupid" and a "psychopath" and a "son of a bitch." Clearly Rodrigo Duterte (pictured here)...


              Lucia Palma and the Palma Surname in Philippines      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    I am looking for anyone who can help with records from the Philippines. I'm trying to find any information on the surname Palma. Specifically Lucia Palma Born: 25 Apr 1912 and died 2 Jan 1998. Have a DNA match for a friend who's great grandmother was Lucia. The DNA match is in the 4th cousin range but if I could get any assistance in building Lucia's tree, I would be very grateful.
    Thank you,
    Candice
    sassy5150@msn.com
              Landscape Draughtsman - Dubai      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    A well reputed company in Dubai is looking for a Philippines national landscaping draftsman with 8-10 years of experience in the landscaping industry...
    From Get Daily Jobs - Thu, 05 Jul 2018 10:12:17 GMT - View all Dubai jobs
              Accountant General Filipino - EHRC RECRUITMENT SERVICES LLC - Dubai      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    An Trading and Installing Company in Sharjah is looking for an Accountant - FILIPINA . Candidates with experience only in Philippines on visit visa is also... AED3,000 - AED3,500 a month
    From Indeed - Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:08:14 GMT - View all Dubai jobs
              Remarks by Lawrence Hardy II, Mission Director, EdGE Marawi Program Launch      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Undefined
    EdGE Marawi Program Launch
    Friday, June 22, 2018

    We at USAID believe that education serves as a driver for development and poverty reduction. Education is transformational for individuals and societies. It creates pathways to better health, economic growth, a sustainable environment, and peaceful, democratic societies.


              Remarks by Lawrence Hardy II, Mission Director, The Wisdom Keepers of Mt. Kitanglad Book Launch      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Undefined
    The Wisdom Keepers of Mt. Kitanglad Book Launch
    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    [As Prepared]

    [Greetings]

    It is my pleasure to join you all today as we celebrate one of the milestones of USAID’s work here in Mindanao, which we have achieved through our Biodiversity and Watersheds Improved for Stronger Economy and Ecosystem Resilience (B+WISER) project. I would like to thank our partners from the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the local government of Bukidnon, the indigenous peoples of Mt. Kitanglad and other NGOs for their dedication and hard work that has strengthened and expanded conservation in this region.


              Remarks by Lawrence Hardy II, Mission Director, Mindanao Youth for Development “2018 Youth Development Alliance Summit”      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Undefined
    Mindanao Youth for Development “2018 Youth Development Alliance Summit”
    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    Since USAID’s Mindanao Youth for Development project, more commonly known simply as MYDev, started in 2013, we have seen the commitment and dedication of everyone in this room to improve the future of at-risk, vulnerable, out-of-school youth in your communities.


              RELEASE: New Research Exposes Uneven Playing Field Between Communities and Companies Vying for Land Rights      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    RELEASE: New Research Exposes Uneven Playing Field Between Communities and Companies Vying for Land Rights

    Communities sacrifice decades navigating complex, expensive government processes that can force them to give up territory and rights, while companies quickly secure concessions on the same land

    LIMA (July 11, 2018) —A new scramble for land is heating up across the developing world. Indigenous Peoples and communities are losing their land at alarming rates as companies rapidly expand operations across resource-rich Africa, Asia and Latin America. Although more than 50 percent of the world’s land is collectively held, indigenous groups and communities legally own just 10 percent of land globally. A new report from World Resources Institute finds that in many countries, the process to formalize land rights is extremely complex, costly and slow, taking up to 30 years or more — in the Philippines, the process requires 56 legally mandated steps, and in Indonesia, 21 different government entities are involved — but companies can typically secure long-term rights to land in just 30 days to five years. The report sheds light on the uneven playing field between companies and communities, and recommends a more transparent path forward.

    One of the most comprehensive global reviews of how communities and companies formalize land rights, The Scramble for Land Rights: Reducing Inequity between Communities and Companies, looks at the discrepancies in time, money, land size and rights granted in 15 countries. Without formal legal recognition, communities struggle to protect their land from being developed or exploited.

    WRI finds that, in addition to a much more complicated and opaque process to formalize land tenure, Indigenous Peoples and communities are often forced to give up significant areas of their customary land or lose rights to valuable natural resources like clean water or medicinal plants, crippling their livelihoods. And it isn’t only communities that are hurt by these practices — well-intentioned companies that follow government policies to acquire land are at a competitive disadvantage compared to businesses that take shortcuts, exploit loopholes and begin commercial operations before obtaining final approvals.

    “Governments must take a hard look at how their land rights policies favor companies, especially those that clear forests, burn carbon-rich peatland or otherwise exhaust natural resources, over indigenous communities who have long protected the world’s forests,” said Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. “This unfair playing field not only poses grave environmental risks, but it also threatens the livelihoods of more than 2.5 billion people who depend on collectively held land.”

    In Indonesia, Indigenous Peoples have spent upwards of 15 years trying to formalize their rights. Around 20 communities have secured title to about 20,000 hectares of land, while palm oil companies, which can secure commercial land rights in just three years, own plantations that cover close to 14 million hectares of Indonesia.

    Communities across rural Uganda wade through a 17-step process requiring approval from institutions that the government has yet to establish in some districts, whereas companies glide through the process in as few as five steps.

    The report finds that, in most countries, companies are allowed to secure land rights without screening for existing community claims to the same land, and that even when governments require community consultations, businesses only make token gestures instead of sincerely trying to obtain the community’s free, prior and informed consent.

    “When companies acquire land, those acting in bad faith can often find legal, extralegal or illegal shortcuts. This not only increases the risk of land conflicts, but also puts more ethical companies at a competitive disadvantage,” said Laura Notess, lead author of the report and a lawyer with WRI’s Land and Resource Rights Initiative. “For instance, one company in Mozambique spent two years consulting communities, while others skipped this step altogether, obtaining land in as a little as three months.”

    This unfair playing field pushes out some of the best stewards of the world’s forests. Too often, investors who obtain rights to community lands deforest vast areas and exhaust natural resources in one community, then move on to the next, whereas Indigenous Peoples and rural communities have sustainably managed their land for generations. According to Global Forest Watch, the world lost 15.8 million hectares of tropical forest in 2017, but the rate of tree cover loss was less than half in community and indigenous lands compared to elsewhere.

    WRI launched the report in Lima, Peru, in partnership with AsM Law Office, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Rainforest Foundation United States (RFUS), Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) and Ujamaa Community Resource Team who led field research in Indonesia, Peru and Tanzania. Experts spoke alongside government officials and indigenous leaders fighting to secure formal land rights in the Peruvian Amazon.

    In Peru, companies can easily find shortcuts around burdensome requirements, such as purchasing small plots of land and converting them into large agroindustrial concessions to avoid environmental regulations and clear swaths of the Amazon. Indigenous communities do not have this option, and so when land disputes or other obstacles arise, efforts to title their land grind to a halt.

    For example, in 2014, large sections of the Santa Clara de Uchunya community’s ancestral forests started disappearing. Without the community’s knowledge or consent, the regional government had given away rights to many small plots of their land, which Plantaciones de Pucallpa, a palm oil company with known environmental and legal troubles, bought up.

    “For communities like mine, our land is our livelihood. In Ucayali, a palm oil company has shut us out from land that is our home, cutting down the forest and leaving us with no choice but to fight back in court,” said Carlos Hoyos Soria, leader of the Santa Clara de Uchunya community in Peru “At the same time, our application for land title has stalled for several years, during which time we’ve been met with death threats and violent attacks against our community. We fear for our lives, but without our land, we lose everything.”

    Tensions like these are escalating across many of the 15 countries studied in The Scramble for Land Rights. The disparities between communities and companies breed hostility that can quickly devolve into conflict, particularly in Latin America where hundreds of environmental defenders have been murdered in the last decade amid escalating violence. Conflicts range from boundary disputes with neighbors to overlapping concessions, and they can tie communities up in bureaucratic red tape for years.

    "What is at stake is the fate of the Amazon and its indigenous populations. To do nothing and turn our backs on these communities is too dangerous,” said Hildebrando Antonio Collantes Zegarra, Head of the Indigenous Communities Office, Subnational Government of Ucayali for the Ministry of Agriculture in Lima. “Governments, including Peru, must do more to protect Indigenous Peoples’ and communities’ land rights. They must simplify processes to document community land, strengthen Indigenous Peoples’ access to titling and provide more resources to mediate intensifying conflicts fueled by the rise of drug trafficking, illegal logging and illicit land trafficking.

    To level the playing field between communities and companies, the report calls on countries to make overly complex procedures clearer and more accessible, amend steps that impose difficult, undue burdens on communities and uniformly enforce corporate land acquisition policies. And around the world, better conflict resolution mechanisms are needed to address competing third-party claims and increase community consultations that ensure free, prior and informed consent (FPIC).

    International decision-makers also have a role to play in supporting communities’ efforts to secure land tenure, from building local capacity to map community land to providing legal and financial assistance throughout land titling processes. Time and time again, research has shown that recognizing indigenous and community land rights is a proven solution to conserving forests, mitigating climate change, reducing poverty and catalyzing sustainable development.

    The full report is available at http://www.wri.org/publication/scramble-for-land-rights.

    SELECT QUOTES FROM PARTNERS:

    Quote from Anne-Sophie Gindroz, Southeast Asia Regional Facilitator, Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI):
    “Communities cannot compete with the pace and scale at which their lands and forests are signed away by governments to the corporate sector. Without urgent measures to secure claimed territories, there will be more conflicts, violence and injustice, hampering sustainable development.”

    Quote from Anne Larson, Principle Scientist, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR):
    “Our research shows that in Peru, titling of indigenous lands is still long, complicated, costly. Despite important advances, the procedure remains overregulated and faces inconsistencies. Even in cases where communities have been able to title their lands, many still face problems with their titles that hinder their ability to benefit and make them vulnerable to invasions, changes in law and, in general, more powerful actors. Mechanisms to address conflicts should be central in the titling process, as the inability to address conflict situations impedes success for both communities and forests.”

    Quote from Christine Halvorson, Program Director, Rainforest Foundation US (RFUS):
    "Securing indigenous land rights is one of the most effective ways to protect the forest. Securing indigenous territories in Guyana would contribute to the country's international commitments to both the environment and human rights."

    Quote from Dean Affandi, Research Analyst, World Resources Institute Indonesia (WRI):
    “In Indonesia, the rights to secure lands are often compounded by the lack of a single national reference map with all data on land utilization, causing overlapping boundaries of various entities such as protected areas, customary land, mining areas, forest concessions, smallholders’ parcels, village areas and more. The Indonesian government’s One Map Policy is aimed to resolve disagreements over land assignment, expedite government’s commitment to pass the long-delayed law on indigenous people’s rights and restore justice for communities to enable the achievement of a more sustainable land use.”

    Contact

    Press Release
    Governance

    Blog Posts

    Exclude From News Feed?: 

              COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Una nueva investigación revela un campo de juego desigual entre las comunidades y las empresas que compiten por los derechos sobre las tierras      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Una nueva investigación revela un campo de juego desigual entre las comunidades y las empresas que compiten por los derechos sobre las tierras

    Las comunidades sacrifican décadas lidiando con los complejos y caros procesos gubernamentales que pueden forzarlas a abandonar territorio y derechos, mientras que las compañías pueden asegurarse rápidamente la concesión de la misma tierra

    LIMA (11 de julio de 2018)—Un nuevo conflicto por la tierra está creciendo en el mundo en desarrollo. Los pueblos indígenas y las comunidades están perdiendo su tierra a ritmos alarmantes mientras que las compañías expanden rápidamente sus operaciones a lo largo de África, Asia y América Latina, continentes ricos en recursos. Aunque más del 50 por ciento de la tierra del mundo está en manos colectivas, los grupos indígenas y las comunidades solo son dueños legalmente del 10 por ciento de la tierra a nivel global. Un nuevo informe del World Resources Institute muestra que en muchos países, el proceso para formalizar los derechos de la tierra es extremadamente complejo, costoso y lento, y tarda hasta 30 años o más. En las Filipinas, el proceso requiere 56 pasos obligatorios por ley; en Indonesia, hay involucrados 21 entes gubernamentales diferentes. Pero las compañías normalmente pueden asegurarse derechos a largo plazo sobre la tierra desde un plazo de tan solo 30 días a cinco años. El estudio echa luz sobre la desigualdad de condiciones entre las empresas y las comunidades, y recomienda un camino más transparente.

    Uno de los estudios globales más exhaustivos sobre cómo las comunidades y las empresas formalizan derechos sobre la tierra, The Scramble for Land Rights: Reducing Inequity between Communities and Companies analiza las discrepancias en tiempo, dinero, tamaño de la tierra y derechos otorgados en 15 países. Sin reconocimiento legal formal, a las comunidades se les dificulta proteger su tierra y evitar que se desarrolle o explote. El WRI descubre que, además de un proceso mucho más complicado y opaco para formalizar la tenencia de la tierra, los pueblos indígenas y las comunidades suelen ser forzados a abandonar áreas significativas de su tierra consuetudinaria o pierden derechos sobre valiosos recursos naturales como agua limpia o plantas medicinales, lo que coarta su sustento. Y no son solo las comunidades las dañadas por estas prácticas: empresas bien intencionadas que siguen las políticas gubernamentales para adquirir tierra tienen una desventaja competitiva con respecto a las compañías que toman atajos, aprovechan vacíos legales y empiezan operaciones comerciales antes de obtener las autorizaciones finales.

    “Los gobiernos deben examinar con rigurosidad cómo sus políticas sobre los derechos de la tierra favorecen especialmente a aquellos que talan bosques, queman turberas ricas en carbono o agotan de otros modos los recursos naturales, frente a las comunidades que desde hace largo tiempo protegen los bosques del mundo," dijo Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Relatora Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas. "Estas condiciones injustas no solo plantean graves riesgos ambientales, sino que también amenazan el medio de vida de más de 2.500 millones de personas que dependen de la tierra colectiva."

    En Indonesia, los pueblos indígenas han pasado más de 15 años tratando de formalizar sus derechos. Aproximadamente 20 comunidades han logrado el título de menos de 20.000 hectáreas de tierra, mientras que las productoras de aceite de palma, que pueden asegurarse los derechos comerciales a la tierra en solo tres años, poseen plantaciones que cubren casi 14 millones de hectáreas en Indonesia.

    Las comunidades de la Uganda rural atraviesan procesos de 17 pasos que requieren aprobación de instituciones que el Gobierno aún tiene que establecer en algunos distritos, mientras que las compañías completan el proceso en tan solo cinco pasos.

    El informe revela que, en muchos países, a las empresas se les permite obtener derechos sobre la tierra sin verificar si existen reclamos de comunidades sobre la misma tierra, y que, incluso cuando los gobiernos requieren consultas con las comunidades, las compañías solo hacen gestos simbólicos en lugar de tratar sinceramente de obtener el consentimiento previo, libre e informado de la comunidad.

    “Cuando las compañías adquieren tierra, aquellas que actúan de mala fe pueden con frecuencia encontrar atajos legales, extralegales o ilegales. Esto no solo aumenta el riesgo de conflictos por la tierra, sino que también pone a las empresas más éticas en desventaja competitiva," dijo Laura Notess, autora del informe y abogada integrante de la Iniciativa para los Derechos a la Tierra y los Recursos del WRI. "Por ejemplo, una compañía de Mozambique pasó dos años consultando con las comunidades, mientras que otras se saltaron por completo este paso y obtuvieron la tierra en tan solo tres meses.”

    Estas condiciones injustas desalojan a los mejores guardianes de los bosques del mundo. Demasiado a menudo, los inversores que obtienen derechos a tierras comunitarias desforestan vastas áreas y agotan los recursos naturales en una comunidad y luego pasan a otra, mientras que por generaciones los pueblos indígenas y las comunidades rurales administraron sustentablemente su tierra. Según Global Forest Watch, el mundo perdió 15,8 millones de hectáreas de bosques tropicales en 2017, pero la tasa de pérdida de cobertura arbórea fue menos de la mitad en tierras en manos de comunidades y pueblos indígenas en comparación con cualquier otro lado.

    El WRI lanzó el informe en Lima, Perú, en sociedad con AsM Law Office, el Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Rainforest Foundation United States (RFUS), Iniciativa por los Derechos y los Recursos (RRI) y Ujamaa Community Resource Team, que lideró el trabajo de campo en Indonesia, Perú y Tanzania. Especialistas hablaron junto con funcionarios gubernamentales y líderes indígenas que luchan por asegurarse los derechos formales de la tierra en la Amazonia peruana.

    En Perú, las empresas pueden encontrar fácilmente atajos para sortear los engorrosos requerimientos, como comprar pequeños lotes y convertirlos en grandes concesiones agroindustriales para evitar regulaciones ambientales y despejar franjas de la Amazonia. Las comunidades indígenas no tienen esta opción, y cuando surgen disputas por la tierra u otros obstáculos, los esfuerzos por lograr el título de su tierra quedan en un punto muerto.

    Por ejemplo, en 2014, grandes secciones de los bosques ancestrales de la comunidad de Santa Clara de Uchunya empezaron a desaparecer. Sin el conocimiento o el consentimiento de la comunidad, el gobierno regional había otorgado derechos sobre pequeños lotes de su tierra, que compró Plantaciones de Pucallpa, una productora de aceite de palma con conocidos problemas ambientales y legales.

    “Para comunidades como la mía, nuestra tierra es nuestro sustento. En Ucayali, una compañía productora de aceite de palma nos desalojó de nuestra tierra que es nuestro hogar, redujo los bosques y no nos dejó otra opción que contraatacar en los tribunales," dijo Carlos Hoyos Soria, líder de la comunidad de Santa Clara de Uchunya en Perú. "Al mismo tiempo nuestros trámites de titulación de la tierra vienen siendo frenados desde hace años, y en ese periodo hemos recibido amenazas de muerte y sufrimos ataques violentos contra nuestra comunidad. Tenemos miedo por nuestra vida, pero sin nuestra tierra perdemos todo.”

    Tensiones como estas están intensificándose en muchos de los 15 países estudiados en The Scramble for Land Rights. Las disparidades entre comunidades y compañías alimentan una hostilidad que puede rápidamente convertirse en conflicto, particularmente en América Latina, donde cientos de defensores ambientales fueron asesinados en la última década en medio de una violencia creciente. Los conflictos abarcan desde disputas limítrofes con vecinos a concesiones solapadas, y pueden atar a las comunidades en trámites burocráticos durante años.

    "Lo que está en juego es el destino de la Amazonia y sus poblaciones indígenas. No hacer nada y dar la espalda a estas comunidades es demasiado peligroso," dijo Hildebrando Antonio Collantes Zegarra, encargado de la Oficina de Comunidades Indígenas, del gobierno subnacional de Ucayali para el Ministerio de Agricultura en Lima. "Los gobiernos, incluido el de Perú, deben hacer más para proteger los derechos sobre la tierra de los pueblos indígenas y las comunidades. Deben simplificar los procesos para documentar la tierra, fortalecer el acceso de los pueblos indígenas a los títulos y brindar más recursos para mediar en los crecientes conflictos alimentados por el aumento del tráfico de drogas, la tala ilegal y el tráfico ilícito de tierras.”

    Para nivelar las condiciones entre comunidades y compañías, el informe llama a los países a hacer que los extremadamente complejos procedimientos sean más claros y más accesibles, a corregir los pasos que imponen cargas difíciles e indebidas a las comunidades y a implementar uniformemente las políticas de adquisición de tierra corporativa. Y en todo el mundo se necesitan mejores mecanismos de resolución de conflictos para abordar los reclamos de terceros en competencia y aumentar las consultas con las comunidades para asegurar un consentimiento libre, previo e informado (CLPI).

    Quienes están en posiciones de toma de decisiones a nivel internacional también tienen un rol que cumplir en el apoyo de los esfuerzos de las comunidades para asegurar la tenencia de la tierra, que va desde construir capacidad local para mapear la tierra comunitaria hasta proporcionar asistencia legal y financiera para los procesos de titulación. Una y otra vez, la investigación muestra que reconocer el derecho de los indígenas y las comunidades a la tierra es una solución comprobada para conservar los bosques, mitigar el cambio climático, reducir la pobreza y catalizar el desarrollo sostenible.

    El informe completo está disponible en http://www.wri.org/publication/scramble-for-land-rights.

    CITAS DESTACADAS DE LOS SOCIOS:

    Anne-Sophie Gindroz, Facilitadora Regional para el Sudeste Asiático, Iniciativa para los Derechos y los Recursos: “Las comunidades no pueden competir con el ritmo y la escala en que sus tierras y sus bosques están siendo otorgados al sector corporativo por los gobiernos. Sin medidas urgentes para asegurar los territorios reclamados, habrá más conflictos, violencia e injusticia, lo que implica un obstáculo para el desarrollo sostenible.”

    Anne Larson, Jefa de Científicos, Center for International Forestry Research: “Nuestra investigación muestra que en Perú el proceso de titulación de tierras indígenas es largo, complicado y costoso. A pesar de importantes avances, el procedimiento sigue estando sobrerregulado y presenta inconsistencias. Aun en casos en las que las comunidades han logrado el título de sus tierras, muchas todavía enfrentan problemas que obstaculizan su capacidad de beneficiarse de su título y que las hacen vulnerables a invasiones, a cambios en la ley y, en general, a actores más poderosos. Debería ser básico contar con mecanismos para manejar los conflictos en el proceso de titulación, ya que la incapacidad de lidiar con situaciones de conflicto impide el éxito tanto para las comunidades como para los bosques.”

    Christine Halvorson, Directora de Programa, Rainforest Foundation US: “Asegurar los derechos sobre la tierra de los indígenas es una de las formas más efectivas de proteger el bosque. En Guyana esto contribuiría a los compromisos internacionales que el país ha suscrito en materia de derechos ambientales y humanos.”

    Contact

    Press Release
    Governance