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          International Criminal Court 'facing US threats'      Cache   Translate Page      

ICC member countries should reaffirm the court’s mandate in the face of United States threats to weaken its essential role in international justice, Human Rights Watch says.

International Criminal Court (ICC) member countries should reaffirm the court’s mandate in the face of United States threats to weaken its essential role in international justice, says Human Rights Watch. The 17th session of the court’s annual meeting, the Assembly of States Parties, will take place in The Hague from 5 to 12 December 2018.

The administration of US President Donald Trump has sought to undermine the court’s legitimacy and threatened to thwart investigations involving the US or its allies. On September 10, the US national security adviser, John Bolton, declared that the US would not cooperate with the ICC. He threatened a number of retaliatory steps if the court investigated US citizens or citizens of allied countries, including against court officials and governments cooperating with the ICC. Trump also made critical remarks at the United Nations General Assembly.

“US threats against the ICC are an affront to every victim seeking justice before this court”, said Elizabeth Evenson, associate international justice director at Human Rights Watch. “ICC member countries should demonstrate at their annual meeting their resolve to oppose any effort to undermine the court’s investigations and prosecutions.”

The ICC prosecutor’s request to open an investigation in Afghanistan, which could include crimes committed by Taliban forces and the Afghan government, as well as US military and Central Intelligence Agency personnel, is pending before the court. An ICC investigation in Afghanistan would advance accountability and provide victims with a path to justice, while putting those responsible for serious crimes on notice that they could face prosecution, Human Rights Watch said.

ICC member countries responded to the US threats with strong statements of support for the court. Similar efforts in the past to undermine the court’s work have also been met by firm resistance from members, including a hostile US campaign by the administration of George W. Bush.

Given the broader pressure on the international rule of law, it is all the more important for ICC member countries to defend the court’s mandate with clear statements and actions, Human Rights Watch said. ICC members should seize opportunities during the meeting’s general debate in the language of resolutions adopted, in discussions on state cooperation, and at other moments to show their resolve to ensure that the court can do its job.

Members will mark the 20th anniversary of the ICC’s founding treaty, the Rome Statute, during a dedicated debate at the session, capping a year of anniversary commemorations. They will also discuss victim rights. Governments and court officials should use discussions to address the court’s challenges, including improving court investigations, deepening the court’s impact in affected communities, and securing arrests based on its warrants since the court depends on member countries to make the arrests. On 17 November 2018, Alfred Yékatom, known as “Rombhot,” was surrendered to the court in a case arising out of its investigation in the Central African Republic, the second arrest in 2018 for the court. But 17 arrest warrants remain outstanding, at the expense of victims and their families.

“The ICC has struggled to deliver on expectations”, Evenson said. “It’s precisely because the court’s role is so crucial in bringing justice that court officials need to step up their performance and member governments need to increase their support.”

Human Rights Watch issued a briefing note in advance of the session, with recommendations to ICC states parties, including for the election of the court’s next prosecutor. The term of the current prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, expires in June 2021. Early preparations and a strictly merit-based approach to the election is needed, Human Rights Watch said.

Negotiations about the court’s annual budget, with funds provided by its member countries, will be part of the agenda. Some member countries have demanded 'zero growth' in the court’s budget, but other countries have increasingly insisted that the court should have the resources it needs to manage its growing workload. During 2018, the ICC prosecutor opened three new preliminary examinations – into the situations in the Philippines, Bangladesh/Myanmar, and Venezuela – and received two referrals from member countries to examine the situations in Palestine and Venezuela.

The ICC is the first permanent global court mandated to bring to justice people responsible for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide when national courts are unable or unwilling to do so. It is a court of last resort and has 123 member countries. In addition to the request to open an investigation in Afghanistan, the ICC prosecutor has opened investigations in Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, the Darfur region of Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia, Kenya, Libya, Mali, and northern Uganda. The prosecutor is also examining allegations of crimes committed in a number of places to determine whether to open investigations. In addition to Venezuela, Bangladesh/Myanmar, and the Philippines, these include Colombia, Guinea, Nigeria, Palestine, Ukraine, and alleged abuses by United Kingdom armed forces in Iraq.

“The court is a crucial yet vulnerable component of the rule-based global order, and has a vital role to play in backstopping victims’ access to justice”,  Evenson said. “Members should take every opportunity to make clear that they will provide the support it needs.”

* Read Briefing Note for the Seventeenth Session of the International Criminal Court Assembly of States Parties here

* Human Rights Watch https://www.hrw.org/

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          Journalist Flies Home To The Philippines To Face Arrest Warrant, Posts Bail      Cache   Translate Page      
Maria Ressa, the head of Rappler, an online news outlet known to criticize the Philippine government, was charged with tax evasion. "I will do what I need to do to face all of this," she said.
          Caye announces tour winter 2018 dates       Cache   Translate Page      
Caye is an up-and-coming hip-hop act with a rapidly growing audience since his music hit the public arena a couple years ago. Originally born in Manila, Philippines the rapper relocated to Boston, MA where he was raised. The 26-year-old hip-hop artist isn't reliant on his ability to piece lyrics...
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Purchase Of Sporting Goods
2018-012
Implementing Rules and Regulations
Public Bidding

Description
1. 10% SK FUND OF 2018
ABC P 990,000.00
CONTRACT # 2018-012
PURCHASE OF SPORTING GOODS

2. DELIVERY REQUIRED OF 10 DAYS AFTER THE AWARD OF CONTRACT
MINIMUM OF 2 YEARS COMPLETED SIMILAR PROJECTS

3. OPEN COMPETITIVE BIDDING
APPLIED REPUBLIC ACT 9184 (GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT ACT)
BIDDING RESTRICTED TO FILIPINO CITIZENS (SOLE PROPRIETOR, PARTNERSHIP, ORGANIZATION)
WITH AT LEAST 60% CAPITAL STOCKS PURSUANT TO R.A. 5183

4. INTERESTED BIDDERS MAY OBTAIN BIDDING DOCUMENTS AT BARANGAY HALL, CRISTIMAR VILLAGE
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BIDDING DOCUMENTS MAY BE PURCHASED ON DEC. 03-13, 2018
PAYMENT OF P 1,000.00 NON-REFUNDABLE BIDDING DOCUMENTS
IT MAY DOWNLOADED FREE OF CHARGE FROM WEBSITE OF PHILIPPINES GOVERNMENT SYSTEM

5. BIDS MUST BE DELIVERED ON OR BEFORE DEC. 14, 2018 AT 8:00 A.M
BIDS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY SECURING IN FORM OF CASH OR MANAGERS CHECK (2% ABC)
OR SURETY BOND OF (5%ABC)

6. BID OPENING SHALL BE ON DEC. 14, 2018 AT 8:30 A.M.
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          DOST seeks help in trumpeting S&T benefits to public      Cache   Translate Page      

MANILA -- Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña is seeking more partnerships with the media to inform the public about the benefits of science and technology.

In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday afternoon, Dela Peña said one executive had commented that the DOST is only known for the Food Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), Phivolcs (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology) and PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration).

"These (attached agencies) are visible due to disasters, and their programs that benefit the people," Dela Peña noted.

He said the most common DOST program that the public knows is its scholarship program but awareness about it, however, is still low.

"We can work hard (to address this)," the DOST chief admitted, saying the DOST's partnership with the National Press Club (NPC), Publishers Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PAPI), the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), and other government agencies, is a good example on how the DOST deals with the low public awareness of its programs.

Recently, he was able to watch a DOST show, where a taxonomist at the National Museum is being interviewed.

"How would the public know that there is a taxonomist at the National Museum? How would they know taxonomy's benefits and how important it is? We need our partners to share these things with the public," Dela Peña stressed, lamenting further that public officials, both at the national and local levels, are sometimes not aware of the important benefits of research in their areas.

"Also, there are many kids, who would like to become chefs because that is what they see on television. Only a few would say they would like to become a scientist or an engineer," he said. "So, we need partners to help us inform the public about the benefits of science and technology, and about our programs." (PNA)

          FEATURE | Angel Tree puts a smile back on faces of children at risk      Cache   Translate Page      
Photo: DOLE Bicol
AROROY, Masbate – Mavi entered a small mining sinkhole to work with his father one Saturday noon. He started hauling ore that his father dug from the ore-bearing soil down the pit. But when he was going out from the pit bottom, he felt some rocks falling on his head. Fortunately, he was able to escape from the collapsing mine pit that could have buried him underground along with his dreams and aspirations. Incidents such as this one could happen to any child laborer like him.

Mavi, 16 has been working to help his father look for gold in the remote village of Gintong Araw, Aroroy, Masbate where he currently resides.

He started helping his father with mining works when he was 14 years old. During weekends or school vacation, he would lift and carry heavy sacks of ore to earn P500 per day.

He is the youngest among four (4) children of a housekeeper and a miner. And extraction of gold has always been their main source of livelihood.

 “Kaupod ko si papa pa sagka sa bukid para mag ukad san duta. Nagakuha kami sin bato na buhay, ginabuak-buak kag ginapino-pino. (I would go along with my father to the mountains. We would go underground to look for ‘bato na buhay’ and crush it until pulverized),” shared Mavi.

 “Kada Sabado kag Domingo kag kun bakasyon ako naga bulig para makatabang kila papa kag mama (During weekends and school holidays, I make it a point to help my parents earn extra income),” he continued. He also shared that their daily income is almost never enough which is why they only eat meals twice a day. There are times however, that they have nothing to eat at all.

But this struggle has only fueled him to continue his education and fulfill his ambition to become an electrical engineer someday.

Not far away from Mavi’s village is an old shanty where another child worker lives. Joma (not the real name) is a 15-year-old Grade 10 student who lives with his parents and three (3) siblings at Barangay Purok Pag-asa, Aroroy.

Just like Mavi, he would join other children of his age to get ore and carry them on his shoulders.

At 15, he looks shorter and leaner than the other boys.

“Nag pa-panning po ako. (I do panning. I extract gold from a placer deposit using a pan),” he described his weekend activity.

From panning, he earns P300 to P500 per day, albeit he would only do it during weekends. Joma also dreams to become an electrical engineer.

“Gusto ko pong matulungan and aking pamilya at makapag-ipon para matugunan ko ang pangangailangan ko sa eskwelahan. (I also want to help my family and earn money so I could buy the things I need in school),” he added.

When asked if he wants to be a miner like his father, he responded: “Ayoko po. Mag-aaral  na lang po ako para matulungan ko po ang nanay at tatay ko. Kapag nakapagtapos ako ng pag-aaral, magkakaroon ako ng magandang trabaho (No, because I’d like to finish my education first so that I’d be able to find a better job. That way, I’d be able to help my parents).”

He also added that he does not want his future children to work at a young age. For Joma, it is a tough job to carry sacks of ore and he will not have his children experience this kind of life.  

A number of children work in mining, and many are exposed to harmful chemicals that could threaten their wellbeing. But their health is not the only aspect that is at stake, they are also being robbed of their childhood given that their priority is to support their family. Even if it means doing the same work as adults.

In a report, there are around 500,000 small-scale miners operating in the Philippines. In Masbate province alone, there are around 30,000 engaged in small-scale gold mining, including artisanal gold mining or gold-panning activities. Aroroy, spanning 44,030 hectares is known as a mineral-rich area in Bicol region. Most of the families in the said town make a living from mining.

Project Angel Tree

Meanwhile, Mavi and Joma were thankful when Project Angel Tree of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Bicol thru its Provincial Field Office of Masbate was brought to their town in celebration of the 26th National Children’s month.

They are among the 100 beneficiaries of said project from Panique National High School who received educational supplies and a happy meal.

“Masaya po ako at naramdaman ko ulit ang sarap na balikan ang pagiging bata. Panandalian kong nakalimutan ang stress sa school at hirap ng pamumuhay namin. (It feels good to experience being a kid again. Somehow, it helps me forget my problem in school like deadlines. I also momentarily forget life’s difficulties),” Mavi said in delight.

Joma, on the other hand, was ecstatic upon seeing Jollibee’s mascot.

“First time ko po makita si Jollibee kaya na-surprise po ako at na excite. (I got surprised and excited to see Jollibee for the first time),” he said. “Isa sa mga pangarap ko ay natupad. (One of my wishes came true.)”

Small acts such as this one offer a precious opportunity for child laborers to have a positive outlook in life even in the face of insurmountable poverty.  While child labor is a reality that would take a long time to eradicate in a community, extending one’s support and compassion can make a huge difference in a child’s life.

According to Atty. Alvin M. Villamor, Regional Director of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office V, there is a continuous identification and profiling of child labor in the region which will serve as a basis for the provision of appropriate services and interventions necessary to address the prevailing issue.

“We make tremendous efforts to provide more protection to children and effectively keep them away from being used as laborers. Hence, we are now starting making referrals to concerned agencies for provision of services and assistance needed by children and their families,” Villamor said.

“Together with other government agencies and private institutions, we unite in the common vision to transform the lives of these child workers, so we can keep them safe, out of hazardous mining working conditions and in classrooms where they can learn, play and socialize,” he remarked.

He added: “We also try to help the parents and siblings of these child workers obtain livelihood and employment opportunities. Simply put, there are child workers because of the poverty of their families. We are doing our best to alleviate their poverty and their apparent exclusion in the “inclusive growth” equation. It’s not only a matter of doing something       about the inflation rate and the poverty threshold but also doing something to help these families rise above and overcome their poverty.”

Through the Project Angel Tree, which is a component of the DOLE Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program, an array of social services are made available by sponsors or benefactors (‘angels’) to child laborers and their families, ranging from food, clothing, educational assistance or school supplies, and even work and training opportunities. 

This project forms part of the combined efforts of the government and private sector to keep the children away from dangerous workplaces. It would also greatly help if the parents and the whole community are involved in keeping the children safe and protected from exploitation.

 “Nag-enjoy po kami sa activity at nadagdagan po ang aming kaalaman na ang pag-trabaho nang mabigat ng isang bata below 17 years old na naapektuhan ang pag-aaral, pagtulog at socialize ay tinatawag na child labor, (We enjoyed the activity. Besides, we were able to learn that a child below 17 years old whose work interferes with his ability to attend regular school and deprives him of the right hours of sleep and socialization with other children is a form of child labor.), Joma recounted the key message he learned from the focal person of DOLE during the orientation on child labor in the morning.

This is the reality of child labor and those children who live below the poverty line often have a similar tale in the hope of helping their family get by on a daily basis. Mavi and Joma are just two of the thousands of children ages 5 to 17 who work in hazardous conditions in the Philippines.

          TEACHER CORNER | Practicing positive discipline      Cache   Translate Page      

by Maricris V. Albo

Quoting the famous Indian Independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” Simply, it means retaliation or revenge shall not bring any benefit and deeply cause division and harm.

Correlating it to Child Discipline, the quote also has a significant bearing. Basically, there are two (2) types of Child Discipline; one is the negative punishment were a child is being reprimanded when he or she has done something wrong. But, as time passed a positive one came into existence wherein children are being rewarded for doing something good and eradicating violence when the child has done something wrong but instead focusing more on counseling and advice-giving.

In a country like the Philippines where family-oriented values are deeply embedded, it has been common for parents to use the punishment system. Parents or guardians have several ways of punishing their child but the most popular and dominant is the whipping. The most commonly used object are slippers, piece of wood and belt. For some parents and guardians, they think that the best way for their children to learn from their mistakes is through enduring physical and emotional pain.

But studies suggest that there is a tendency for children who constantly receive punishment to be violent when they grow up. They may have the false narrative that they should seek revenge because they were constantly hurt by their parents and guardians. It could also be detrimental to parents and children relationships as feelings may sway apart causing hostility among children and parents. Exposure to violence can also bring harm to others as children may think that they experience is just normal and they may do it to other students or worse- to their teachers and authorities.

Also, children who grew from punishment usually have a low self-esteem, low self- respect and poor academic performance in school or even become worst parent themselves when they grow up.

Unlike punishment, positive discipline focuses more on values re-orientation. A calm approach toward children who misbehaved. Positive discipline works on the principle that there are no good or bad children, just good or bad behaviors. Parents and guardians let their children realize that what they did was not right. Positive Discipline teaches them lessons in handling problem in a calm and non-aggressive way. Some of the best benefits of Positive Discipline and better parent-child relationship and better recognition of positive values by children.

The government also took steps in order to minimize violence and child abuse among Filipino households. Known as the Republic Act no. 7610 or the "Special Protection of Children against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act." It provides special protection to children from all forms of abuse, neglect, cruelty exploitation and discrimination and other conditions, prejudicial their development; provide sanctions for their commission and carry out a program for prevention and deterrence of and crisis intervention in situations of child abuse, exploitation and discrimination. Also a proposed Bill known as Anti-Corporal Punishment Act of 2010, prohibiting all Corporal Punishment and all other forms of humiliating or degrading punishment of children and promoting Positive and Non-violent Discipline of children is in the Senate for approval as a law.

The children of today are more expressive, they want to be disciplined but not punish or hurt.  Parents, guardians as well as teachers should adopt the Non-punitive Discipline or Positive Discipline. Their vital role is to guide their children to become productive citizen of the future. It is important for a child, even in his young age, to understand whatever mistake done should not be repeated. Let all children feel that the love, respect and acceptance that they truly deserve from custody and days to come.

          AFP always evaluating troop missions      Cache   Translate Page      


MANILA -- Even before the issuance of Memorandum Order 32, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is always conducting "operational needs inspection" to determine whether its troops on the ground are accomplishing or meeting their missions.

This was emphasized by AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Edgard Arevalo in an interview with DZRH Sunday.

"Alam po ninyo (You know), even before the issuance of MO 32, ang (the) AFP po ay nagco-conduct ng tinatawag naming (conducts what we call) operational needs inspection, if I may call it that way, where ina-assess po natin (we assess) how are (we) faring with respect to our mission (and) our timetable. Paano po natin ito na-accomplish (How we have accomplished it) based on the situation on the operation, on the ground," he added.

With this procedure, Arevalo said the military is able to make necessary adjustments in terms of troop deployments if needed.

He added that such procedure is essential in preventing the spread of lawless violence in other parts of the country.

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, earlier, said Memorandum Order 32 will allow the deployment of strike forces against rebel groups operating in these provinces, which includes Samar, Bicol and Negros Oriental and Occidental.

He added that the order was warranted because New People's Army forces in the above-mentioned regions are still quite formidable.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea issued Memorandum Order No. 32 on Nov. 22 amid "sporadic acts: of violence" allegedly committed by lawless groups particularly in the provinces of Samar, Negros Oriental and Occidental, and Bicol Region.

"There is a need to reinforce the directive of the President in order to prevent further loss of innocent lives and destruction of property and bring the whole country back to a state of complete normalcy as quick as possible,” he said in the memorandum order. (PNA)

          Things Were Supposed to Be Different in Hungary      Cache   Translate Page      

Hungary is back in the news, and the news isn’t good.

The Hungary-based, U.S.-accredited, thoroughly cosmopolitan Central European University announced it is closing up shop and moving its campus to Vienna. This may not attract broad attention, but I heard the news with a pang of frustration.

Things were supposed to be different.

It was in the fall of 2014 that democratically elected Hungarian strongman Viktor Orban announced a law that would tax the internet. This infuriated everyone—liberal and conservative, old and young, rich and poor—and everyone turned out onto the street. I was there, too—both as a social movement scholar and as a resident of a country that seemed to have come suddenly alive.

I was a professor at CEU, thrilled to work for a university whose mandate was building knowledge and experience that promoted free and open societies. My students came from all over the world, studied with leading scholars, and proceeded to go back out and work for the greater good.

So when the protests broke, I hit the street together with my graduate students and citizen journalists. We used a newly acquired drone to film the protests—effectively democratizing surveillance. In the prior year, I had participated in poorly attended protests alongside handfuls of people, but this was different. From the surging crowd, you could feel the enthusiasm, solidarity, and hope for a better future. From the air, we could see that the crowds were huge, stretching as far as the eye could see.

We later estimated tens of thousands of people turned out. The government said the numbers were lower, but our drone footage suggested otherwise and quickly went viral.

The government eventually dropped the internet tax law. The people celebrated. I wrote about the experience for Slate, gave talks about our experience, and decided to write a book about how drones democratize surveillance.

Fast-forward to yesterday: Perhaps that should be Hungary’s motto, as the country has passed more and more policies against the freedoms we all celebrated after the end of the Cold War. The freedom of assembly with like-minded citizens to advocate change is a hallmark of democracy, and exactly the kind of thing targeted by the likes of Trump, Putin, and Orban.

Central European University includes academics who are critical of the Orban regime, and the university’s primary sponsor is the philanthropist George Soros, a frequent target of Orban’s wrath and right-wing consternation. After years of bullying and haranguing by a presidential administration intent on passing new laws that violate international law and push the University into noncompliance, Central European University has announced it is leaving Budapest. The challenge to the internet in 2014, the harassment of civil society groups (including Soros’ Open Society Foundation’s operations in Budapest, which recently decamped to Berlin) since 2014, and the eviction of CEU this week are all in keeping with the oligarchic playbook that lately seems to be passed freely between Russia, the United States, and the Philippines.

The public’s defeat of the internet tax was tactical, but the government’s authoritarian trajectory was strategic. In 2016 the European Court of Human Rights determined that the country’s digital surveillance practices violate European Human Rights rules. But the forces that ultimately drove CEU from Hungary have more to do with the deliberate erosion of trust in civil society groups and outsiders, whether they are undocumented migrants or world-class scholars.

When in 2015 the government invited my collaborators and me to a conference in order to announce new legislation that would prohibit gathering the kind of drone footage that helped fuel the movement, we should have seen the writing on the wall. When efforts to democratize surveillance are curbed by a powerful government, you can bet it won’t stop there.

Many are calling for a sustained show of support for both CEU as it decamps for Vienna. They are right. But we should also mobilize a show of solidarity with the amazing civil society groups that remain in Budapest, taking a stand against the oligarchy.

The watchdog group Átlátszó (a word that means transparent in English), for example, partnered with my team to make those videos of the protest I mentioned earlier. They were viewed tens of thousands of times and the internet tax was dropped. Sustained support for groups like Átlátszó will hold the Orban administration to account despite the gap left by outbound CEU and the the audible silence from the White House.

Now, Orban will find a new somebody to scapegoat. He knows he won’t be punished for it: Foreign investment has only increased since those protests of 2014. Illiberal democracy and global capital make efficient bedfellows. The question is how long either can survive without open and vibrant civil societies.

Hungary knows that answer, after all it endured Russia’s Cold War vigil against free speech, free association, and free thought. It’s a shame it has chosen to repeat history.


          First Look at Mikhail Red’s ‘Eerie’, Sets Up Zombie Pic ‘Block Z’      Cache   Translate Page      
Variety reports that cult Filipino director Mikhail Red (Birdshot) is reuniting with the Philippines studio Star Cinema for zombie film Block Z. Red’s Eerie, a horror film set within the confines of an exclusive convent school, had its world premiere on Monday at the Singapore International Film Festival. Eerie will release in the Philippines in the […]
          12/4/2018: FRONT PAGE: Filipino journalist facing tax charges fights to preserve press and her freedom      Cache   Translate Page      
One of the most celebrated journalists in the Philippines surrendered to a Manila court and posted a cash bail on Monday, as she attempts to fight tax charges she called an attempt to silence a media voice that has been critical of the country’s...
          MG Philippines offers affordable introductory promos      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Editor Speaks: Best Crossovers in the Philippines for 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Crossovers have become a popular segment in the Philippines. Here are our top picks of crossovers we’ve driven this year.
          Scientists will copy effects of volcano eruption to fight global warming      Cache   Translate Page      
When Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, 20million tons of sulphur dioxide was released, and the planet cooled by 0.5C for 18 months. Scientists hope to replicate the cooling effect.
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          Journalist Flies Home To The Philippines To Face Arrest Warrant, Posts Bail      Cache   Translate Page      
Maria Ressa, the head of Rappler, an online news outlet known to criticize the Philippine government, was charged with tax evasion. "I will do what I need to do to face all of this," she said.
          Vintage Monkey Pod Bowls, Set of 4, wood leaf shaped bowls by Reconstitutions      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • Kwa mujibu wa tweet, Pascal Neis amesasisha ramani yake ya Unmapped Places. Inaelezea makazi mbali na njia kubwa za trafiki. Hata hivyo, makosa ya kutambulisha pia yalipatikana katika nchi zilizotengenezewa ramani vizuri.

  • Stefano Maffulli anapendekeza emergency=fire_alarm_box katika orodha ya barua pepe kwa "kifaa kilichowekwa kwenye ardhi ya umma kutumika kwa taarifa ya idara ya moto ya moto".

  • Toni Erdmann aliripoti kuhusu zana mpya ya kuthibitisha ubora wa uchambuzi (QA): PTNA (Public Transport Network Analysis) katika orodha ya barua pepe (tafsiri ya moja kwa moja) na katika jukwaa (tafsiri ya moja kwa moja).

  • Makala yenye mada Finding Missing Roads in the Philippines ya Gowin inaelezea kazi yake na njia mpya ya kuthibitisha barabara tovu il kukamilisha barabara nchini Filipino.

  • Zana ya kuthibitisha ubora wa anwani OSMSuspects ya dooley sasa inapatikana kwa watumiaji wote tena. Ukiingia na akaunti yako ya OSM, unaweza kuona metadata.

  • Leif Rasmussen alipendekeza kuongeza ratiba ya usafiri katika OSM katika pendekezo. Kama ilivyovyotarajiwa, watu wengi hawakukubaliana na kuongeza ratiba katika maelezo yao kamili na ya kina.Ni kiasi kikubwa cha data, ambacho hubadilika mara nyingi. Itakuwa daima katika mtindo wa kizamani hivyo vigumu kutegemea.

  • Simon Poole hakubaliani na mazoezi ya sasa ya kugawanya vitambulisho kama languages=<code>;<code>;<code> na language:<code1>=yes + language:<code2>=yes. Anaona kuwa hii inafanya kuwa vigumu kwa watumiaji wa data na waandishi wa mhariri.

Jamii

  • Opencagedata.com imechapisha mahojiano na Russ Garrett wa OpenInfraMap.org. Russ, aliyekutana na Steve Coast katika baa mwaka 2005, anaongoza mradi wa OpenInfraMap.

  • Mshiriki wa kikundi cha kazi cha data mavl, aliripoti katika blogu yake kuhusu ujumbe za kwanza 1000 ambazo zimepokelewa kutoka kwa zana mpya ya kutoa taarifa ya openstreetmap.org. Karibu asilimia 60 ya taarifa hizo zilikuwa zinahusu watumiaji, ikifuatwa na maelezo ya OSM. Bila kujali kitu cha wasiwasi, sababu kuu ya ripoti ilikuwa spam

Taasisi ya OpenStreetMap

  • Frederik Ramm, mshirika wa bodi ya OSMF na mfadhili wa OSMF, aliripoti kuhusu uvumi wa makampuni mawili ambayo hayajajulikana ambayo "yanahamasisha" wafanyakazi wao kujiunga na OSMF,na kuwapa mapendekezo ya uchaguzi na kulipa ada ya uanachama.

  • Rory McCann anaeleza katika orodha ya barua pepe ya OSMF jinsi mwajiri anaweza waambia wafanyakazi wale ambao wanapaswa kupigia kura na jinsi hii inaweza kuthibitishwa licha ya "haijulikani" uchapisho wa kura.

  • Tunajiunga na Michael Reichert na wito wa watu wengine kuwa mwanachama wa OSMF. Mjumbe wa bodi tu anaweza kuhakikisha kwamba bodi ya OSMF itatenda daima kwa maslahi ya watengenezaji wa ramani. Ikiwa unataka kupiga kura katika uchaguzi wa mwaka huu,unapaswa kujiunga kabla ya Novemba 15. Aidha, karibu vikundi vyote vya kazi vya OSMF vinatafuta msaada.

  • OSMF imekuwa ikifanya kazi katika kurekebisha OpenStreetMap API (Rails Port and CGIMap) ili kuzingatia Kanuni ya Ulinzi ya Takwimu Mkuu na imetangaza ombi la zabuni kala ya 15 Novemba.

Matukio

  • Mkutano wa tatu wa State of the Map Czech utafanyika mnamo tarehe 17 hadi 18 mwezi wa Novemba 2018 katika mjii wa Brno.

OSM ya Kibinadamu

  • Shirika la Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Erasmus+ wanafunzi walitangaza katika tweet, kwamba walikuwa wameendesha kozi ya wiki-mrefu inayoitwa kufundisha walimu. Mpango huo ulikuwa na wigo mpana na mada ikiwamo kutengeneza ramani, programu ya Overpass, OSM Wiki, njia za mawasiliano na mengine. Mpango huu umeonyesha uwezekano wa OSM kwa majibu ya kibinadamu na msaada wa maendeleo ya kiuchumi na kupainia viongozi (ambao ni waenye hiari) .

  • HOT inahitaji usaidizi juu ya wiki chache zinazofuata, kutambua idadi ya wakimbizi wa Venezuela walio katika kisiwa cha Aruba.

  • Shirika la Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team imemaliza kutengeneza ramani ya miundombinu, hasa majengo, barabara, na vipengele vya maji huko Semarang, mji mkuu wa tano wa Indonesia.

Ramani

  • Programu ya Magic Earth Navigation sasa inatumika katika programu ya CarPlay ya Apple baada ya sasisho la hivi karibuni, kulingana na hii ripoti (de) (tafsiri ya moja kwa moja).

  • Nicolas Bétheuil alieleza kuhusu ramani yake ya usafiri wa umma katika orodha ya burua pepe ya Kifaransa . (fr)(tafsiri ya moja kwa moja).

  • Template ya JOSM ya ramani ya Xmas ilirekebishwa na Negreheb kwa taarifa fupi (tafsiri ya moja kwa moja) ana akachapisha katika tovuti ya wiki (tafsiri ya moja kwa moja).

switch2OSM

  • Pristina, mji mkuu wa Kosovo, inatumia ramani ya OpenStreetMap kama ramani yao rasmi ya utalii. Stereo; (Guillaume Rischard) amendika makala kuhusu safari yake huko Kosovo, mkutano na jumuiya ya OSM, na kushawishi Manispaa ya Pristina kutumia ramani ya OpenStreetMap.

Open Data

  • OpenGeoHub imetangaza kutolewa kwa kwanza wa LandGIS, mfumo wa ramani ya wavuti iliyo sawa na OSM, ya data zinazohusika na ardhi na mazingira.Mradi huo inaeneza (au kwa maneno mengine inashindana) na OSM.

  • Statistics Canada imejadili kuhusu Open Database of Buildings, na inashirikiana na jumuiya ili kuagiza katika mikoa tofauti ya Canada.

Programu

  • Simon Poole aliandika kuhusu kutoendelea kwa Google Play ya Android 2.3 and 3.x katika blogu yake na nini inamaanisha kwa Vespucci, ambayo bado inatumia matoleo haya ya Android. Pia anaelezea jinsi ya kutumia Vespucci kwa vifaa ambavyo vina RAM iliyo chini sana

Programming

Vingine vya kijeographia

  • Justin O'Beirne ameandika makala kuhusu uchapishaji wa ramani mpya ya Apple na anaeleza jinsi ramani hizo ni tofauti na za zamani kwa kuonyesha mabadiliko ya kuvutia, kama kiasi cha kina cha mimea. Soma zaidi juu ya swala hili katika blogu yake.

Kumbuka: Ikiwa ungependa kuona tukio lako hapa, tafadhali ongeza tukio hilo kwenye kalenda. Data iliyopo tu ndiyo itaonekana kwenye weeklyOSM. Tafadhali angalia tukio lako katika kalenda yetu ya uma, hakikisha na sahihisha ambapo inafaa.


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Thanh Hà – RFI
Đăng ngày 04-12-2018 

Than đá là thủ phạm thải khí carbon số 1, làm hâm nóng trái đất nhưng vẫn là nguồn cung cấp điện lực quan trọng của thế giới. Hội nghị quốc tế chống biến đổi khí hậu COP 24 Katowice khai mạc ngay tại một trong những mỏ than Ba Lan. Nhà tài trợ chính của COP24 là tập đoàn than đá JSW.

Mỏ than ở tình Hồ Bắc. Ảnh minh họa. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo

Châu Á, thị trường than đá lớn nhất thế giới
Năm ngoái nhu cầu tiêu thụ than đá trên hành tinh đã tăng lên trở lại sau hai năm sụt giảm. Châu Á là thị trường lớn nhất. Trung Quốc tuy là một nguồn sản xuất quan trọng nhưng vẫn phải nhập than của nước ngoài để đáp ứng nhu cầu của "công xưởng sản xuất thế giới" và 1,5 tỷ dân.

Theo thẩm định của Cơ Quan Năng Lượng Quốc Tế, trong hai năm liên tiếp, 2017 và 2018, Bắc Kinh cho các nhà máy điện sử dụng than đá hoạt động hết công suất, nhưng Trung Quốc có khuynh hướng từng bước giảm mức độ lệ thuộc vào than đá. Ngược lại Ấn Độ và nhiều nước Á châu khác, trong đó có Việt Nam, Philippines, Indonesia hay Malaysia… sử dụng than đá nhiều hơn.

Theo dự phóng của Cơ Quan Năng Lượng Quốc Tế, từ nay đến năm 2040 tiêu thụ than đá trên thế giới giao động ở mức 5.400 triệu tấn. Trung Quốc, Mỹ và nhất là châu Âu có xu hướng ít dùng than đá hơn nhưng bù lại Ấn Độ và các nước Đông Nam Á sẽ "lấp vào chỗ trống ấy", bởi than đá là một nguồn năng lượng "rẻ".

Đó không là một tin vui đối với trái đất.

Năm 2017, 40 % thải khí carbon làm hâm nóng bầu khí quyển do than đá gây nên. Để so sánh, dầu hỏa là 34 % và khí đốt là 19 % theo thẩm định của trung tâm nghiên cứu Global Carbon Project.

Vào lúc mà các nhà máy nhiệt điện trên địa cầu đua nhau nhả khói, một trong những giải pháp cộng đồng quốc tế đang hướng tới là thu giữ carbon thải ra. Với những phương tiện hiện tại, thế giới có phương tiện "nhốt" 2,4 triệu tấn một năm. Đây là một con số quá nhỏ. Bởi vì để thực hiện thỏa thuận chống biến đổi khí hậu Paris, nhân loại phải thu giữ được 350 triệu tấn carbon một năm.

Than đá, "huyết mạnh" của Ba Lan
Là nước chủ nhà đón hội nghị khí hậu, Ba Lan là một trong những nguồn sản xuất và tiêu thụ than đá vào bậc nhất tại châu Âu. Than đá là "vàng đen" của quốc gia đông Âu này. Hàng triệu người dân Ba Lan ngày ngày vẫn phải hít khói bụi từ các mỏ than, từ các nhà máy …

Nhiều thành phố của Ba Lan có tên trong danh sách những địa danh  ô nhiễm nhất của châu Âu. Nhưng người dân xứ này không có sự chọn lựa nào khác. Hiện tại than đá bảo đảm 80 % nhu cầu năng lượng cho gần 40 triệu dân Ba Lan.

Cuối tháng trước, bộ trưởng Năng Lượng Krzysztof Tchorzewski thông báo, đề ra mục tiêu vào năm 2030, giảm tỷ lệ nói trên xuống còn 60 %. Cần biết rằng, mục tiêu mà Liên Hiệp Châu Âu đang hướng tới là 30 % vào ngưỡng năm 2030. Vẫn theo bộ Năng Lượng Ba Lan, để giảm bớt lệ thuộc vào than đá, Ba Lan cần xây thêm ít nhất 6 nhà máy điện hạt nhân.
Trước mắt Vacxava bị chỉ trích là không có chiến lược năng lượng rõ ràng.

Là một quốc gia sản xuất than đá nhưng Ba Lan vẫn phải nhập than của Nga để đáp ứng nhu cầu nội địa. Ngoài ra, nước này dự trù mở thêm nhiều mỏ than, xây dựng thêm các nhà máy điện dùng than đá trong thập niên sắp tới.

Trong mắt các tổ chức bảo vệ môi trường, các nhà khoa học, than đá là nguồn gây ô nhiễm, đe dọa cả sức khỏe con người. Nhưng đối với dân cư thành phố Katowice và của cả vùng Silesia, miền nam Ba Lan, than đá là huyết mạch của hàng triệu gia đình. Làm việc trong các mỏ than là một truyền thống từ thế hệ này sang thế hệ khác, cho dù đây là một cái nghề nguy hiểm. Trong 11 tháng đầu năm nay, đã có 21 thợ mỏ tử vong dưới lòng đất Silesia.

Nhìn rộng ra hơn, trên toàn quốc, 100.000 công nhân Ba Lan làm việc trong các mỏ than. Tuổi thọ của những người thợ mỏ Ba Lan bị rút ngắn hơn ở bất cứ nơi nào trên lãnh thổ Ba Lan, nhưng điều đó không làm nản lòng những thế hệ trẻ tại Silesia. Giấc mơ của giới trẻ tại đây là được làm việc cho JSW.

Với 27.000 nhân viên, JSW là tập đoàn than đá số 1 Ba Lan và là một trong những tên tuổi trong ngành của Liên Hiệp Châu Âu. Không ít thợ mỏ người Ukraina, Slovakia và cả Hungary hay thậm chí là Tây Ban Nha sang Ba Lan tìm việc.

Giám đốc JSW Daniel Ozon không khỏi tự hào là nhà tài trợ chính thức "quan trọng nhất" của hội nghị khí hậu COP24 ở Katowice. Điều này không khỏi gây bối rối cho nước chủ nhà. Bộ trưởng Môi Trường Ba Lan, Henryk Kowalczyk đã phải cải chính rằng tập đoàn than đá này chỉ là "một trong số" những vị mạnh thường quân bên cạnh những tập đoàn năng lượng sạch của Ba Lan, công ty khí đốt quốc gia PGNiG, các ngân hàng và hãng bảo hiểm ….

Pháp : 43 tỷ euro đầu tư cho năng lượng hóa thạch
Vài ngày trước hội nghị khí hậu Ba Lan, tổ chức Oxfam công bố một báo cáo cho thấy, các ngân hàng Pháp vẫn đầu tư vào các nguồn năng lượng hóa thạch như là dầu hỏa, khí đốt và than đá.

Báo cáo hôm 24/11/2018 chỉ ra rằng 6 ngân hàng lớn của Pháp, gồm BNP Paribas, Société Générale , Crédit Agricole, BPCE, Crédit Mutuel CIC và Banque Postale đầu tư 43 tỷ euro vào năng lượng hóa thạch. Con số này cao gấp gần 4 lần so với khoản đầu tư vào năng lượng gió và mặt trời.

Oxfam báo động, "số tiền đầu tư vào năng lượng bẩn trong năm 2017 cao hơn so với hồi 2016" . Ngược lại thì khoản vốn tài trợ cho các dự án phát triển năng lượng xanh đang từ 6,8 tỷ euro năm 2016 rơi xuống còn 5 tỷ trong năm qua.

Ba năm sau thỏa thuận khí hậu Paris, 70 % các khoản vốn đầu tư của các ngân hàng Pháp đổ vào các nguồn năng lượng hóa thạch.






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·         VNTB- ‘Cơ hội CPTPP’: Tổng LĐLĐVN kéo nhau ‘du hí’ ở Hà Lan (VNTB) - Minh Quân - (VNTB) - Trong rất nhiều năm qua, bằng một quy định tài chính tự đặt ra, Tổng Liên Đoàn Lao Động Việt Nam đã nghiễm nhiên phè phỡn hưởng thụ ít nhất 3% trên tổng quỹ lương doanh nghiệp (gồm 2% do doanh nghiệp phải ‘đóng góp’ và 1% từ thu nhập của người lao động). Một quy định mà rất nhiều doanh nghiệp và công nhân đã phẫn nộ: ‘không ăn cướp thì là cái gì!’. Bức ảnh dưới đây có lẽ đã đủ để lột tả về thực chất của vụ “đoàn công tác của Tổng Liên đoàn Lao động Việt Nam do ông Ngọ Duy Hiểu, Phó Chủ tịch Tổng Liên đoàn Lao động Việt Nam, Chủ tịch Công đoàn viên chức Việt Nam dẫn đầu thăm làm việc tại Hà Lan từ ngày 24/11- 2/12/2018, nhằm học hỏi kinh nghiệm từ các nước có chế độ chính sách xã hội tiên tiến hàng đầu như Hà Lan, đồng thời, tìm biện pháp đổi mới, nâng cao hiệu quả và vai trò của Công đoàn trong đại diện, bảo vệ quyền lợi của người lao động”.
·         CPTPP: Kẻ nào không muốn sửa Luật Công đoàn? (VOA) - Lý do thật ‘đơn giản’: nếu sửa Luật Công đoàn thì rất có thể sẽ phải bỏ quy định ‘ăn cướp 3%’ của Tổng Liên Đoàn Lao Động Việt Nam đối với thu nhập của các doanh nghiệp và của người lao động...
·         Hải quân TQ lại đối đầu tàu chiến Mỹ ở Biển Đông (VOA) - Bộ Tư lệnh Chiến khu miền Nam của TQ cho biết đã triển khai lực lượng hải và không quân để đối đầu với tuần dương hạm có tên lửa dẫn đường USS Chancellorsville đi ngang qua vùng biển tại quần đảo Hoàng Sa “mà không được phép của chính phủ Trung Quốc”.
·         Nghệ An tiếp tục tổ chức hội nghị đòi trục xuất linh mục Đặng Hữu Nam khỏi địa phương (RFA) - Tờ Công An Nghệ An linh mục Đặng Hữu Nam đã có nhiều hoạt động mà theo báo này là gây chia rẽ mối đoàn kết lương giáo, xuyên tạc lịch sử, chống phá chính quyền.
·         Nguyễn Hữu Quốc Duy phải ở tù vì bị cáo buộc lôi kéo sinh viên, thanh niên khác (RFA) - Tù nhân lương tâm Nguyễn Hữu Quốc Duy, người bị kết án 3 năm tù giam vào ngày 23/8/2016, với cáo buộc “tuyên truyền chống nhà nước” theo Điều 88 của Bộ luật hình sự Việt Nam năm 1999, vừa mãn hạn tù ba năm và trở về nhà ở Khánh Hòa hôm 27 tháng 11. Anh dành cho Đài Á Châu Tự Do cuộc phỏng vấn sau thời gian sum họp cùng gia đình.
·         Việt Nam tuyên bố thực hiện hơn 96% khuyến nghị nhân quyền của LHQ (RFA) - Việt Nam đã thực hiện xong 96,2% khuyến nghị về nhân quyền của LHQ và sẽ báo cáo tại kỳ Kiểm điểm Định kỳ Phổ quát Toàn cầu (UPR) chu kỳ 3 của Hội đồng Nhân quyền LHQ vào ngày 22/01/19.
·         Hạt mầm dân chủ (VOA) - Nếu người dân Việt Nam khao khát tự do đủ thì một ngày nào đó họ sẽ đứng lên làm cách mạng để xây dựng nền dân chủ đích thực cho chính họ và các thế hệ Việt Nam mai sau. Tôi nghĩ rằng không ai có thể ban phát các giá trị hay văn hóa dân chủ này được.
·         VNTB - Khí phách quan chức đảng viên trước và sau khi ra tòa thể hiện ra sao?(VNTB) - Hải Nguyễn (VNTB) - Đa phần khi còn tại chức ở một cương vị nào đó trong bộ máy công quyền, các vị đảng viên quan chức thường hay nói đến đường lối chính sách của đảng là sáng suốt là tuyệt vời, và tất nhiên kèm theo đó là một viễn tưởng không ngại ngần khi nói ra những quyết sách về những dự án có tầm cỡ quốc gia sẽ mang lại kết quả tốt đẹp cho xã hội, cho đất nước phát triển thịnh vượng ngang bằng các nước trong khu vực hoặc hơn.
·         VNTB - Pháp quyền hay Đảng trị? (VNTB) - Trúc Giang (VNTB) - “Thành ủy đề nghị Thường trực UBND TP chỉ đạo quận 2 có khảo sát đối với những hộ dân thuộc khu vực 4,3 ha ngoài ranh quy hoạch đã bị cưỡng chế, xem xét điều kiện người dân sống như thế nào. Nếu họ đang khó khăn về chỗ ở thì có hướng mời người dân vào những khu tái định cư”... Đề xuất này của ông Nguyễn Thiện Nhân cho thấy lại tiếp tục thỏa hiệp cái ác, và có dấu hiệu trên cương vị Bí thư Thành ủy, ông đang dùng quyền lực đảng để bao che những cựu quan chức đã sai phạm trong quy hoạch khu đô thị mới Thủ Thiêm.
·         VNTB - Trường ‘lấy lời khai’ học sinh: sự cùng quẫn của đạo đức? (VNTB) - Ánh Liên (VNTB) - Sau khi sự kiện cô giáo Nguyễn Thị Phương Thủy - chủ nhiệm lớp 6/2 (trường THCS Duy Ninh, huyện Quảng Ninh, tỉnh Quảng Bình) yêu cầu học sinh trong lớp tát bạn 230 cái vì ‘nói tục’. Thay vì lắng nghe và cầu thị, thì Ban giám hiệu trường này lại tìm cách ‘lấy lời khai’ học sinh trong lớp để làm giảm nhẹ tính chất vấn đề, nhưng điều mà lãnh đạo trường này không hình dung tới được, là nó càng đẩy sự việc đi quá xa, và nhấn mạnh nguyên tắc ‘thành tích nhà trường cao hơn danh dự học sinh’.
·         Lại có cán bộ chính quyền bắn chết nhau, lần này ở Gia Lai (VOA) - Một vụ nổ súng làm chết một cán bộ nữ trong khi một cán bộ nam bị thương nặng vừa xảy ra vào buổi sáng cùng ngày ở thị xã Ayun Pa, tỉnh Gia Lai
·         Gia Lai: Phó ban quân sự bắn chết nữ cán bộ phường (BBC) - Phó chủ huy trưởng Ban chỉ huy quân sự bắn chết nữ phó chủ tịch HĐND phường rồi tự sát nhưng chỉ bị thương nặng.
·         Dân bắt giữ người để phản đối dự án điện mặt trời tại Bình Định (RFA) - Người dân xã Mỹ Thắng, huyện Phù Mỹ, tỉnh Bình Định bắt giữ hai người vì nghi ngờ đến địa phương khảo sát làm dự án điện mặt trời. Biện pháp bắt giữ người như thế buộc Ủy Ban Nhân Dân tỉnh Bình Định, huyện Phù Mỹ phải tiến hành đối thoại với người dân sớm hơn một ngày so với kế hoạch.
·         Giữ con hay giữ việc? Nữ thực tập sinh Việt ở Nhật phải chọn (VOA) - Nữ thực tập sinh người Việt ở Nhật lỡ mang thai bị chủ nhân hoặc các tổ chức liên hệ buộc phải chọn: giữ việc hay giữ con?
·         Bà Phan Thị Mỹ Thanh được chuyển về Ủy ban Mặt trận Tổ quốc (RFA) - Nguyên Phó Bí thư Tỉnh ủy, nguyên Trưởng Đoàn đại biểu Quốc hội tỉnh Đồng Nai, bà Phan Thị Mỹ Thanh, người bị kỷ luật về những sai phạm suốt thời gian vừa qua, vào ngày 3 tháng 12 được điều động về làm việc tại Ủy ban Mặt trận Tổ quốc tỉnh Đồng Nai.
·         Vụ giò chả nghi nhiễm khuẩn: Long Phụng hợp tác với cơ quan điều tra (VOA) - Đại diện Công ty Long Phụng ở thành phố Houton, Texas, nói với VOA rằng công ty đang hợp tác chặt chẽ với các cơ quan điều tra liên quan đến việc các sản phẩm nghi bị nhiễm vi khuẩn listeria.
·         Cô Gái Đắk Lắk và việc làm phim độc lập ở VN của đạo diế̃n Pedro Román (BBC) - Đạo diễn phim Cô Gái Đắk Lắk nói với BBC rằng "làm phim độc lập ở Việt Nam cũng dễ" và phim của ông "không có yếu tố nhạy cảm".
·         Phản đối xây tượng Tố Hữu tại Huế (RFA) - Với hai tư cách, nhà thơ, và chính khách, Tố Hữu hoàn toàn thất bại
·         Kế hoạch xây khu tưởng niệm ‘nhà thơ làm kinh tế’ bị phản đối (VOA) - Nhiều người Việt Nam bày tỏ trên mạng xã hội rằng họ phản đối kế hoạch tốn hàng chục tỷ đồng để xây khu tưởng niệm ông Tố Hữu
·         Khu lưu niệm Tố Hữu: Một tố cáo lóe sáng! (VOA) - Chỉ có một câu trả lời: Soạn – lập, phê duyệt, thực hiện những Khu tưởng niệm Fidel Castro, Công viên Fidel Castro, Khu lưu niệm Tố Hữu,… an toàn hơn vì chỉ có “ta với ta”, còn những dự án như tuyến metro Bến Thành – Suối Tiên phiền toái hơn vì...
·         Nguyễn Phú Trọng: Mọi kẻ thù trong đảng cộng sản đều là chuột, lươn và chạch.(RFABLOG) - Đầu tiên, vào ngày 6 tháng 10 năm 2014, trong buổi tiếp xúc cử tri tại quận Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội. Người cầm đầu đảng cộng sản VN Trọng Lú đã ví các đồng chí của mình như con chuột, ông ta nói” đánh con chuột đừng để vỡ bình, làm sao diệt được chuột mà bảo vệ được bình hoa.” Vừa qua, khi chủ trì họp Ban Chỉ đạo xây dựng Quy hoạch cán bộ cấp chiến lược nhiệm kỳ 2021 - 2026, tổ chức tại trụ sở TƯ đảng. Trọng lại gọi các quan chức cộng sản có biểu hiện suy thoái về tư tưởng chính trị, mất đoàn kết, gây rối nội bộ, tham nhũng tiêu cực, cơ hội chính trị như “con lươn, con chạch”.
·         Đường dây đánh bạc nghìn tỷ: Tội nhận hối lộ thì sao? (RFABLOG) - NGUYỄN TƯỜNG THỤY - Qua 18 ngày xét xử, giai đoạn đoạn đầu của phiên tòa vụ đường dây đánh bạc nghìn tỷ đã kết thúc. Phan Văn Vĩnh bị kết án 9 năm tù giam còn Nguyễn Văn Hóa 10 năm cho tội "Lợi dụng chức vụ quyền hạn trong khi thi hành công vụ". Trong giai đoạn này, tòa chưa đả động gì đến hành vi nhận hối lộ của Phan Văn Vĩnh, Nguyễn Thanh Hóa (theo lời khai của Nguyễn Văn Dương và Phan Sào Nam).
·         Vingroup ra mắt điện thoại thông minh Vsmart (VOA) - Vingroup tung ra bốn dòng điện thoại thông minh Vsmart để nhắm vào thị trường 95 triệu người hiện do Samsung và Apple chiếm lãnh.
·         AFF Cup: Việt Nam đặt một chân vào chung kết (BBC) - Thầy trò HLV Park Hang-seo tiếp tục phong độ ấn tượng tại AFF Cup với chiến thắng trong trận bán kết lượt đi trên đất Philippines.
·         21 ngư dân Việt bị Malaysia buộc tội đánh cá bất hợp pháp (RFA) - 21 ngư dân Việt Nam bị Malaysia bắt giữ và đưa ra xét xử về cáo buộc xâm nhập, đánh bắt trái phép trong vùng biển nước này. Báo Borneo Post đưa tin hôm 30/11.
·         John Kerry vào cả Lăng Hồ Chủ tịch để tìm 'tù binh Mỹ' (BBC) - Cựu ngoại trưởng Mỹ John Kerry kể về nỗ lực bình thường hóa với Hà Nội, gồm một lần được cho vào ‘tìm kiếm’ trong Lăng Hồ Chí Minh.
·         TIN ĐỌC NHANH (RFI) -
·         UN cảnh báo tình trạng biến đổi khí hậu diễn ra nhanh chóng trên toàn thế giới(RFA) - Liên Hiệp quốc hôm thứ Hai, ngày 3/12 lên tiếng cảnh báo thế giới về tình trạng biến đổi khí hậu nhanh chóng, vượt quá mức phản ứng của con người.
·         Thượng đỉnh Khí hậu tại Ba Lan : Vắng mặt các lãnh đạo quốc tế chủ chốt (RFI) - Thượng đỉnh Khí hậu COP 24 tại Ba Lan đã khai mạc hôm qua 02/12/2018. Mục tiêu chính của thượng đỉnh lần này là xác định lộ trình để thực hiện các mục tiêu đề trong Thỏa thuận khí hậu Paris 2015. Tổng thư ký Liên Hiệp Quốc Guterres cảnh báo cộng đồng quốc tế « hoàn toàn không đi theo đúng lộ trình » để hãm bớt đà Trái đất bị hâm nóng, cho dù nhân loại đang chứng kiến nhiều tác động khủng khiếp do biến đổi khí hậu, bắt đầu « gây hỗn loạn » tại nhiều nơi trên khắp thế giới.
·         Tổng thống Philippines ‘nói đùa’ mình dùng cần sa (VOA) - Tổng thống Philippines Rodrigo Duterte hôm 3/12 nói rằng ông đã sử dụng cần sa để tỉnh táo, rồi sau đó bảo rằng ông chỉ đùa thôi
·         Trump : Trung Quốc sẽ hạ thuế đánh vào xe hơi Mỹ (RFI) - Chứng khoán quốc tế và đặc biệt là cổ phiếu các tập đoàn xe hơi ngày 03/12/2018 tăng mạnh sau khi Washington và Bắc Kinh đạt thỏa thuận tạm thời về thương mại.
·         Mỹ-Trung: Trump cho Tập thêm thời gian hay TQ đang thắng? (BBC) - 'Quà Giáng Sinh' đúng nghĩa đã xuất hiện khi cả Mỹ và Trung Quốc thống nhất việc tạm dừng áp thuế quan trong 90 ngày.
·         Trump-Tập hưu chiến thương mại : ai thiên biến vạn hóa ? (RFI) - Bạo động tại Paris.Toàn nước Pháp bị « choc », chờ giải pháp. Macron vướng lưới « áo vàng ». Giải pháp nào đưa nước Pháp ra khỏi nguy cơ « tổng nội dậy » ? Mỹ- Trung hưu chiến thương mại. Putin tuyên bố « tiếp tục chiến tranh » với Ukraina.Thượng đỉnh khí hậu COP24, nhiệt độ vẫn tăng. Đó là những chủ đề lớn trên báo Pháp hôm nay bên cạnh những bài từ giả, khen ngợi nhiều hơn là chỉ trích, cựu tổng thống Mỹ George H. Bush vừa qua đời, thọ 94 tuổi.
·         Thương mại Mỹ-Trung: đình chiến nhưng chưa giải quyết rốt ráo xung đột (VOA) - TT Mỹ và Chủ tịch TQ đồng ý hoãn áp dụng các mức thuế mới trong cuộc đàm phán ở Argentina hôm 1/12, tuyên bố ‘ngưng chiến’ sau nhiều tháng căng thẳng leo thang về thương mại và nhiều vấn đề khác.
·         Mỹ sẽ hạn chế việc nhận du học sinh Trung Quốc vì sợ gián điệp (RFI) - Chính quyền Donald Trump đang xem xét khả năng kiểm tra lý lịch kỹ hơn và ban hành nhiều hạn chế khác đối với sinh viên Trung Quốc tại Hoa Kỳ, trong bối cảnh Mỹ ngày càng lo ngại về tình trạng gián điệp gia tăng. Tuy nhiên, trong bài phân tích ngày 29/11/2018 vừa qua, hãng tin Anh Reuters đã nêu lên phản ứng bất đồng tình của nhiều trường đại học Mỹ, đang sợ bị thất thu về mặt tài chánh, nếu lượng du học sinh Trung Quốc sụt giảm.
·         Hàn Quốc: TT Trump ‘thích’ lãnh tụ Kim Jong Un (VOA) - Tổng thống Hàn Quốc Moon Jae-in hôm 2/12 cho biết ông Trump muốn lãnh đạo Triều Tiên Kim Jong Un biết rằng ông thích ông ấy và sẽ thực hiện mong muốn của ông ấy
·         Brexit: Một mặt trận chống thủ tướng May hình thành tại Hạ Viện Anh (RFI) - Liên minh bất đắc dĩ giữa Liên Minh Dân Chủ (DUP) Bắc Ai Len và Công Đảng đang hình thành tại Hạ Viện Anh để phá hỏng thỏa thuận Brexit mà thủ tướng May đã đạt được với Liên Âu vào tuần trước. Quốc Hội Anh bắt đầu thảo luận về thỏa thuận này kể từ hôm 04/12/12 trước khi biểu quyết vào ngày 11/12/2018.
·         Tây Ban Nha : Đảng cực hữu lần đầu tiên lọt vào Nghị viện xứ Andalusia (RFI) - Vùng tự trị Andalusia, Tây Ban Nha, vốn nằm dưới sự lãnh đạo của đảng Xã Hội từ 37 năm nay. Kết quả bỏ phiếu bầu Nghị viện xứ này hôm Chủ Nhật, 2/12/2018, gây chấn động. Lần đầu tiên đảng cực hữu dành được ghế dân biểu. Hai đảng cánh hữu có thể liên minh với đảng cựu hữu để lập chính phủ. Đảng Xã Hội kêu gọi lập liên minh các đảng phái ôn hòa để cản đường phe cực hữu.
·         "Áo Vàng" biểu tình lần 3 ở Paris : Báo chí nước ngoài mô tả "bạo lực leo thang" (RFI) - Cuộc biểu tình lớn tại Paris lần thứ ba hôm thứ Bảy 01/12/2018 của phong trào « Áo Vàng », phản đối sắc thuế xăng dầu tăng cao, kèm theo bạo động tại một số khu vực trung tâm thủ đô, là chủ đề thời sự hàng đầu của truyền thông nước ngoài. Cùng với tình trạng bạo lực leo thang, báo chí quốc tế cũng chú ý đến phong trào Áo Vàng như một cuộc phản kháng chống lại tình trạng bất bình đẳng xã hội gia tăng nghiêm trọng, không chỉ tại Pháp mà khắp nơi trên thế giới.
·         Khủng hoảng Áo Vàng : Chính phủ Pháp tìm một lối thoát hẹp (RFI) - Cuộc biểu tình của phong trào Áo Vàng bắt nguồn từ phản đối thuế nhiên liệu khiến xăng dầu lên giá đã biến thành một cuộc bạo động phá phách chưa từng có từ nhiều thập kỷ qua ngay tại trung tâm thủ đô của Pháp hôm thứ Bảy (01/12/2018). Sau bạo lực hỗn loạn, cảnh tượng hoang tàn và cả nỗi phẫn nộ, giờ là những cầu hỏi đặt ra cho chính phủ : Đâu là giải pháp chính trị để thoát khỏi khủng hoảng trong đối thoại ?
·         Bạo động Áo Vàng: Kinh tế Pháp thiệt hại "hàng tỷ" euro (RFI) - Ngành du lịch, khách sạn, các cửa hàng và siêu thị bị thiệt hại nghiêm trọng sau ba tuần lễ phe Áo Vàng xuống đường. Bạo động vô tiền khoáng hậu tại Paris và nhiều thành phố lớn xảy ra đúng mùa cao điểm của các hoạt động mua bán trước dịp lễ, Tết cuối năm.
·         Pháp: Chính phủ tham vấn các đảng phái để giải quyết khủng hoảng (RFI) - Hai ngày sau các vụ bạo loạn bên lề các cuộc biểu tình của những người "Áo Vàng " tại Paris, trước yêu cầu khẩn cấp xử lý khủng hoảng, hôm nay 03/12/2018, chính phủ Pháp tổ chức tham vấn tất cả các đảng phái chính trị để tìm giải pháp. Chính phủ cũng thông báo chưa tính đến việc thiết lập tình trạng khẩn cấp.
·         Vì sao Tổng thống Putin thân thiện với thái tử Ảrập Xêút? (VOA) - Phát ngôn viên Điện Kremlin Dmitry Peskov nói rằng “các quan hệ cá nhân tốt đẹp là cơ sở cho mối quan hệ hợp tác song phương hiệu quả”.
·         Ukraine kêu gọi Đức và đồng minh hiện diện ở Hắc Hải (VOA) - Nguyên thủ Ukraine kêu gọi Đức và đồng minh tăng cường hiện diện ở Hắc Hải để ngăn chặn sự hung hăng của Nga, đồng thời nói rằng Nga phong tỏa các cảng của Ukraine ở Biển Azov gần đó.
·         Cơ quan Tình báo Anh MI6 cảnh báo Nga (BBC) - Người đứng đầu Cơ quan Tình báo Anh quốc cảnh báo Nga "đừng đánh giá thấp... khả năng chúng tôi" trong một bài phát biểu hiếm hoi.
·         Chú chó của cố TT Bush đồng hành với chủ lần cuối (VOA) - Chú chó nghiệp vụ đã phục vụ cố Tổng thống George H. W. Bush sẽ đi cùng với chủ lần cuối trên chuyến bay chở linh cữu của ông tới thủ đô Washington
·         ‘Phi vụ Đặc biệt 41’ cuối cùng bằng Air Force One của cố TT Bush (VOA) - “Air Force One đã đến Houston để thực hiện ‘Phi vụ Đặc biệt 41’ ngày mai và thứ Tư. Một ngày đẹp trời ở Texas – ‘độ cao và tầm nhìn không hạn chế,’ thưa Tổng thống,” người phát ngôn Jim McGrath viết trên Twitter.
·         Tháp Pisa đang tự dựng đứng dần trở lại (RFI) - Công trình thời trung cổ, biểu tượng lịch
          Journalist Flies Home To The Philippines To Face Arrest Warrant, Posts Bail      Cache   Translate Page      
Maria Ressa, the head of Rappler, an online news outlet known to criticize the Philippine government, was charged with tax evasion. "I will do what I need to do to face all of this," she said.
          Philippines Katarina Rodriguez Apologizes For Not Qualifying Miss World 2018 Beauty With A Purpose Top 20      Cache   Translate Page      

Philippine bet Katarina Rodriguez failed to enter as a finalist of Miss World 2018 Beauty With A Purpose. The Fil-American model took to social media to issue her humble apology, she wrote: “I wanted to say I am so sorry to all of the people who worked on this Beauty with a Purpose project with me. It may have been because of specific guidelines, which I was unfortunately unaware of, that I did not even cross for the top 20 BWAPs this year for Miss World.” “It hurt me that I did not qualify for BWAP more than anything else

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          Itb-Gs-20181022-01 - Three (3) Years Maintenance Of Various Hp Blade Systems      Cache   Translate Page      
Itb-Gs-20181022-01 - Three (3) Years Maintenance Of Various Hp Blade Systems
ITB-GS-20181022-01
Implementing Rules and Regulations
Public Bidding

Description
Invitation to Bid For


Three (3) Years Maintenance of Various HP Blade Systems


1.The LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES (LANDBANK), through its Corporate Budget for the contract approved by the Board of Directors for 2018 intends to apply the total sum of Five Million Five Hundred Fourteen Thousand Pesos Only (PhP5,514,000.00) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for Three (3) Years Maintenance of Various HP Blade Systems/ITB No. LBP-HOBAC-ITB-GS-20181022-01.

Bids received in excess of the above ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.

2.The LANDBANK now invites bids for the Three (3) Years Maintenance of Various HP Blade Systems. Delivery period is indicated in Section VI, Schedule of Requirements. Bidders should have completed, within five (5) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instructions to Bidders.

3.Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act.

Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least sixty percent (60%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines, and to citizens or organizations of a country the laws or regulations of which grant similar rights or privileges to Filipino citizens, pursuant to R.A. 5183 and subject to Commonwealth Act 138.

4.Interested bidders may obtain further information from LANDBANK and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below during office hours from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.:

Procurement Department
Land Bank of the Philippines
25th Floor LANDBANK Plaza Building
1598 M.H. Del Pilar cor. Dr. J. Quintos Sts.
1004 Malate, Manila
lbphobac@mail.landbank.com

The complete set of Bidding Documents may be acquired by interested Bidders on November 15 to December 13, 2018 from the address indicated above and upon payment of a Bidding Documents Fee, pursuant to the latest Guidelines issued by the GPPB, in the amount of Two Thousand Eight Hundred Pesos Only (PhP2,800.00).

It may also be downloaded from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the LANDBANK website, provided that Bidders shall pay the corresponding Bidding Documents Fee not later than the submission of their bids.

5.The LANDBANK will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on November 29, 2018 2:00 P.M., at the Bidding Room, 25th Floor, LANDBANK Plaza Building, 1598 M.H. Del Pilar corner Dr. J. Quintos Streets, Malate, Manila. Only those bidders which have purchased the Bidding Documents shall be allowed to request for clarification on any part of the Bidding Documents or for an interpretation, at least three (3) calendar days after the pre-bid conference.

Bidders are prohibited from recording (audio or video) the proceedings of the pre-bid conference.

6.Bids must be dropped at the designated Bid Box located at the LANDBANK Procurement Department PROPERLY SEALED, MARKED AND TIME STAMPED, on or before the 11:00 A.M. deadline on December 13, 2018. All Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause A.18.

Bid opening shall be on December 13, 2018 11:00 A.M. at the Bidding Room , 25th Floor, LANDBANK Plaza Building, 1598 M.H. Del Pilar corner Dr. J. Quintos Streets, Malate, Manila. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address above. Late bids shall not be accepted.

7.The LANDBANK reserves the right to (a) reject any and all bids at any time prior to the award of the contract; (b) waive any minor formal requirements in the bid documents; (c) accept such bids it may consider to be advantageous and beneficial to the Bank, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.

8.For further information, please refer to:
Mr. Alwin I. Reyes, CSSP
Assistant Vice President
Head, Procurement Department
1598 M.H. Del Pilar cor. Dr. J. Quintos Sts.
1004 Malate, Manila
Tel. (+632) 522-0000 or 551-2200 local 7370
Fax (+632) 528-8587
Email lbphobac@mail.landbank.com


Checklist of Bidding Documents for Procurement of Goods and Services

Documents should be arranged as per this Checklist. Kindly provide folders or guides, dividers and ear tags with appropriate labels.

The Technical Component (First Envelope) shall contain the following:

1.Duly notarized Secretarys Certificate attesting that the signatory is the duly authorized representative of the prospective bidder, and granted full power and authority to do, execute and perform any and all acts necessary and/or to represent the prospective bidder in the bidding, if the prospective bidder is a corporation, partnership, cooperative, or joint venture (sample form - Form No. 7).

2.Duly notarized Omnibus Sworn Statement (sample form - Form No.6).

3.Eligibility requirements

Legal Documents

3.a PhilGEPS Certificate of Registration (Platinum Membership). All documents enumerated in its Annex A must be updated; or

3.b Class A eligibility documents as follows:

Registration Certificate from SEC, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for Sole Proprietorship, or CDA for Cooperatives, or any proof of such registration as stated in the Bidding Documents;

Valid and current mayors permit issued by the city or municipality where the principal place of business of the prospective bidder is located; and

Tax Clearance per Executive Order 398, Series of 2005, as finally reviewed and approved by the BIR.
Technical / Financial Documents

3.c Statement of the prospective bidder of all its ongoing government and private contracts, including contracts awarded but not yet started, if any, whether similar or not similar in nature and complexity to the contract to be bid, within the relevant period as provided in the Bidding Documents. The statement shall include all information required in the PBDs prescribed by the GPPB. (sample form - Form No. 3). This form may no longer be submitted if bidder has no on-going contracts.

3.d Statement of the prospective bidder identifying its single largest completed contract similar to the contract to be bid, equivalent to at least fifty percent (50%) of the ABC supported with contract/purchase order, end-users acceptance or official receipt(s) issued for the contract, within the relevant period as provided in the Bidding Documents. The statement shall include all information required in the PBDs prescribed by the GPPB. (sample form - Form No. 4).

3.e The prospective bidders audited financial statements, showing, among others, the prospective bidders total and current assets and liabilities, stamped received by the BIR or its duly accredited and authorized institutions, for the preceding calendar year which should not be earlier than two (2) years from the date of bid submission.

3.f The prospective bidders computation for its Net Financial Contracting Capacity (sample form - Form No. 5).

3.g Valid joint venture agreement (JVA), in case the joint venture is already in existence. In the absence of a JVA, duly notarized statements from all the potential joint venture partners stating that they will enter into and abide by the provisions of the JVA in the instance that the bid is successful shall be included in the bid. Failure to enter into a joint venture in the event of a contract award shall be ground for the forfeiture of the bid security. Each partner of the joint venture shall submit the legal eligibility documents. The submission of technical and financial eligibility documents by any of the joint venture partners constitutes compliance.

3.h Terms of Reference signed in all pages by authorized representative/s

3.i Copy of purchase order (or its equivalent) for installed base of 24 HP Blade Servers and 2 3PAR Storage in a Bank

3.j Manufacturers authorization or back-to-back certification indicating that the bidder is an authorized dealer of HP Blade Servers and 3PAR Storage

3.k List of local parts centers/depots with complete addresses and contact details

3.l For current suppliers of LANDBANBK, Certificate of Satisfactory Performance (for completed contracts) or Certificate of No Delayed Projects (for ongoing contracts) issued by the Head, LANDBANK Network Operations Department not earlier than 30 calendar days prior to the deadline of submission of bid.



4.Bid security in the prescribed form, amount and validity period (ITB Clause 18.1 of the Bid Data Sheet);

5.Schedule VI - Schedule of Requirements with signature of bidders authorized representative.

6.Section VII - Specifications with response on compliance and signature of bidders authorized representative.

7.Post-Qualification Documents (Non-submission of the following documents during the bidding date shall not be a ground for the disqualification of the bidder).

7.a Business Tax Returns per Revenue Regulations 3-2005 (BIR No.2550 Q) VAT or Percentage Tax Returns for the last two (2) quarters filed manually or through the BIR EFPS; and

7.b Income Tax Return for 2017 filed manually or through the BIR EFPS


The Financial Component (Second Envelope) shall contain the following:

1.Duly filled out Bid Form signed by the bidders authorized representative (sample form - Form No.1)

2.Duly filled out Schedule of Prices signed by the bidders authorized representative (sample form - Form No.2)

Pre-bid Conference

Date

Time

Venue

29/11/20182:00 PMBidding Room, 25th Floor, LANDBANK Plaza Building, 1598 M.H. Del Pilar corner Dr. J. Quintos Streets, Malate, Manila



          Live Streaming List: Alaska Aces vs Magnolia Hotshots 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals Game 1      Cache   Translate Page      
Here is the available live streaming links for you to be able to watch the Game 1 of Alaska vs Magnolia in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup at the MOA Arena, Pasay City. Game starts at 7:00 PM (GMT +8, Manila Time), December 5, 2018 - Wednesday.

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Here is the list of leading scorers for the Ateneo de Manila University vs University of the Philippines during their match in the Game 2 of Finals of the UAAP Season 81 that was held last December 5, 2018 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.


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LIST: Leading Scorers Ateneo vs UP Finals Game 2 UAAP Season 81

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Here is the available live streaming links for you to be able to watch the game of San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz 2018-2019 NBA Season. Game starts at 10:00 AM (GMT +8, Manila Time), December 5, 2018 - Wednesday.

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Here is the available live streaming links for you to be able to watch the game of Sacramento Kings vs Phoenix Suns 2018-2019 NBA Season. Game starts at 10:00 AM (GMT +8, Manila Time), December 5, 2018 - Wednesday.

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          LIST: Standings, Schedule, Brackets, Scores 5th Window 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Asia      Cache   Translate Page      
The 5th Window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Asia will start this coming November 29 and ends on December 3, 2018. There is a total of 12 games to be played by 12 qualifying countries.

LIST: Standings, Schedule, Brackets, Scores 5th Window 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Asia

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LIST: Standings, Schedule, Brackets, Scores 5th Window 2019 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Asia

The 12 qualifying teams are the following:

STANDINGS
GROUP E (W/L)
 New Zealand [9/1]
 Korea - [8/2]
 China - [6/4]
 Lebanon - [6/4]
 Jordan - [5/5]
 Syria - [2/8]
GROUP F [W/L]
 Australia - [9/1]
 Iran - [7/3]
 Japan - [6/4]
 Philippines - [5/5]
 Kazakhstan - [4/6]
 Qatar - [2/8]

GAME SCHEDULE:
November 29:  New Zealand vs  Jordan, 2:10 PM, Christchurch, Horncastle Arena, 95-69 New Zealand
November 29:  Korea vs  Lebanon, 6:30 PM, Busan, Sajik Indoor Gymnasium,84-71 Korea
November 29:  China vs  Syria, 8:00 PM, Shanghai Baoshan Indoor Stadium, 101-52 China
November 30:  Australia vs  Iran, 4:35 PM, Melbourne, Margaret Court Arena, 76-47 Australia
November 30:  Japan vs  Qatar, 6:00 PM, Toyama City Gymnasium, 85-47 Japan
November 30:  Philippines vs  Kazakhstan, 7:30 PM, MOA Arena, 92-88 Kazakhstan
December 2:  New Zealand vs  Syria, 10:10 AM, Wellington, TSB Bank Arena, 97-74 New Zealand
December 2:  Korea vs  Jordan, 2:00 PM, Busan, Sajik Indoor Gymnasium, 88-67 Korea
December 2:  China vs  Lebanon, 7:35 PM, Foshan International Sports and Cultural Arena, 72-52 China
December 3:  Australia vs  Qatar, 4:35 PM, Melbourne, Margaret Court Arena, 110-59 Australia
December 3:  Japan vs  Kazakhstan, 6:00 PM, Toyama City Gymnasium, 86-70 Japan
December 3:  Philippines vs  Iran, 7:30 PM, MOA Arena, 78-70 Iran

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          The many faces of the digital divide      Cache   Translate Page      

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By Ina Fried

Data: SurveyMonkey online poll conducted Nov. 27–29 among 3,308 U.S. adults. Total margin of error is ±2.5 percentage points; Poll methodology; Chart: Chris Canipe/Axios

We tend to think of a single "digital divide" separating the haves and have-nots in the online world, but inequality in the internet era takes on a vast number of forms.

Economics and geography playthe biggest role, with those in cities enjoying far greater connectivity than those in rural areas. Similarly, people with more wealth tend to have more and faster connections. While those are the two biggest factors, there are also differences across race, education and age.

The bottom line: Not all online access is equal. People in rural areas often have significantly fewer and slower options than their city-dwelling counterparts.

And while many low-income households in cities have some broadband access, it's far more likely to be limited to a cellphone, which is less versatile for doing homework and applying for jobs.

The big picture: Over the weekend, Axios took a deep dive into the many digital divides in America, looking at the debate over how much access kids should have to cellphones, iOS vs. Android, the impact of 5G and other issues.

There's lots to dig into, but here are a couple of points that stand out to me...

For all the talk about Silicon Valley executives keeping their kids away from smartphones, most of the country sees early access to technology as a key means of gaining the skills needed for the jobs of the future.Speaking of smartphones, those at the high end of the economic ladder have their choice of iPhone or Android, while those who can't afford several hundred dollars for their phone are likely to have only Android options. That means they are likely to see more ads and have less built-in privacy protection.

Go deeper:

Privacy: You pay Google with data, Apple with cashThe "homework gap": 12 million schoolchildren lack internetNew inequality trend: How parents approach screen timeWhere the death of local news hits hardestThe bottom line: Wealth is driving how people get the internetWhat the government is doing on internet accessElectricity 2.0: Small cities rush to innovate on wifiThe high price of free Facebook in the PhilippinesWhat's next: How the online world reflects inequality


          Strange Fruit #143: Jose Antonio Vargas on "I AM a Kentuckian" Tour      Cache   Translate Page      
When Jose Antonio Vargas was 12 years old, his mom put him on a plane in the Philippines and sent him to the United States to live with his grandparents. It wasn't until he tried to get his driver's license as a teenager that he learned he wasn't in the country legally. A Pulitzer prize, several documentaries, and the cover of Time magazine later, he's one of the country's most outspoken voices on immigrant rights. And as an out gay man (he came out as gay while remaining "closeted" about his undocumented status), he speaks about the intersection of immigrant and LGBT issues. Vargas will be in town next week for the ACLU of Kentucky's "I AM a Kentuckian" tour, and he joined us this week to talk about his work. Since the last time we spoke, Vargas has produced a short documentary for MTV, examining the demographic he says is often left out of diversity conversations: White people. "This country is only gonna get gayer, blacker, browner, more Asian, women will break every possible barrier they can and should break," he said. "So if you think about what's at stake in American society, in American culture, what's at stake is the soul of white heterosexual men. The same people that wrote the constitution and wrote the laws. How much change can they handle, and how inclusive are our conversations going to be about race?" In our Juicy Fruit segment, we cover yet another police shooting — this time in West Palm Beach, Florida, where a drummer was shot by a cop after his car broke down on the side of the road. This time, though, other police in town have criticized the public handling of the shooting, calling for more transparency on the part of police administrators. And here in Louisville, Judge Olu Stevens dismissed the jury in a drug trial because they were all white, and the defendant was black. Kentucky's Supreme Court will soon decide whether it was an abuse of his judicial power.
          Journalist Flies Home To The Philippines To Face Arrest Warrant, Posts Bail      Cache   Translate Page      
A vocal critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte posted bail on Monday, after returning to her country to face an arrest warrant and charges of tax violations. On Sunday night at Manila's international airport, Maria Ressa, the CEO and executive editor of digital news outlet Rappler , thanked reporters for showing up to cover the event. She had just returned from Washington, D.C., and New York, where she received the Knight International Journalism Award and the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award . Under Ressa's watch, Rappler has probed the extrajudicial killings committed in Duterte's war on drugs. The government charged Ressa and Rappler with five counts of tax violations in November. She faces a fine and up to 10 years in prison. "How do I feel about being arrested?" she told reporters in an airport terminal, as travelers rolled their suitcases by. "Well, number one, I'm going to hold my government accountable for publicly calling me a criminal." The arrest warrant "makes you
          PSA: Bicol inflation rates highest outside NCR      Cache   Translate Page      


MANILA (Bicol Standard)--Among the regions outside the National Capital Region, the Bicol region still had the highest annual inflation rate in November 2018, the Philippine Statistics Authority announced this morning during the Press Briefing on November 2018 Inflation and October 2018 Employment Statistics.

Bicol's inflation rate in November 2018 was 8.9%, as compared to October 2018's 9.9%.

Meantime, the lowest annual gain remained in Central Luzon at 4.4%.

Further, year-on-year Inflation in areas outside of the National Capital Region decelerated to 6.2 percent.

Overall, headline inflation in the Philippines was 6.0%.

The top three contributors to the overall inflation are (1) Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages; (2) Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels; and (3) Transport.

Among major commodity groups Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas, and Other Fuels, and Communication posted slower annual increases in November 2018.

Two major commodities retained their previous month’s annual rates. These were Transport at 8.9 percent and Education at -3.8 percent

          BHPBilliton: Lead, Finance (Petroleum)      Cache   Translate Page      
Competitive: BHPBilliton: About BHP At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offe Philippines, Asia Pacific
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          Comment on 4th National Climate Assessment report by Wookey      Cache   Translate Page      
Ron. You do not seem to be aware of the work of the gapminder institute which has excellent tools and data on population: https://www.gapminder.org/tools/ It is instructive to take their 'chimpanzee test' population quiz to check your assumptions. https://www.gapminder.org/news/help-us-spread-a-fact-based-worldview/ https://www.gapminder.org/ignorance/ I agree that population is a massive problem, which makes most of the other problems much worse, but the point is that it is already under control in most of the world. The number of children born worldwide (136 million) has barely changed in 4 years - essentially the base population finally stopped rising (obviously overall population will still rise significantly because those new people last ~70 years). https://www.gapminder.org/tools/#$chart-type=popbyage It's simply not true that 'developing countries in Asia' have high fertility rates. Most of them are already low. Bangladesh, Bhutan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, China are all well below replacement, and Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar are only just above and still dropping. Thailand and China have rates well below the US and most of Europe. Only Pakistan, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Philippines, Tajikistan, Jordan, PNG and Palestine remain above 3. Only sub-Saharan Africa still has high fertility rates, and they are dropping there too since the 70s and 80s. Nigeria is the biggest problem as it's big _and_ high birthrate. It's currently projected to be a 400m population country by the time it stabilises. https://www.gapminder.org/tools/#$state$time$value=2018;&marker$axis_x$which=children_per_woman_total_fertility&domainMin:null&domainMax:null&zoomedMin:null&zoomedMax:null&scaleType=linear&spaceRef:null;;;&chart-type=bubbles The point of all this is that the population problem is actually largely fixed, assuming we can keep current trends in place. Fertility rates are already below replacement in most of the world, and we are already on track for a stable population around 2070. There isn't much that can be done to bend the curve very far there - people last a long time... The thing we _can_ change quickly, if we put our minds to it is the other half of the problem: consumption, which is why it makes sense to concentrate efforts there, whilst not taking our eye off the development/contraception/healthcare ball in the developing world. It is possible for countries to regress, see Egypt 2006, Tunisia 2005, France 1997, USA 1977 (and 2002), but it's quite rare.
          Philippines for taxon Convoluta boyeri Bush, 1984      Cache   Translate Page      
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           Video: Lamborghini driver causes car to erupt in flames after revving       Cache   Translate Page      
The owner of the Lamborghini is believed to be making a celebratory lap down a busy road after Vietnam beat the Philippines in the first leg of the semi-final AFF Cup when things soon got out of hand as the car erupted in flames.
          Global LED Lighting Systems Market Size, Growth, Competitive Analysis by Top Market Leaders - Cree, LEOTEK, GE Lighting, Hubbell, Philips Lighting      Cache   Translate Page      

Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/05/2018 -- In its recently published report, QY Research has provided unique insights about global LED Lighting Systems market for the given period. One of the main objectives of this report is to categorize the various dynamics of the LED Lighting Systems market and to offer latest updates such as mergers and acquisitions, various technological developments, new entrants in the market, which make an impact on different segments of the global LED Lighting Systems market. It's vital you keep your market knowledge up to date segmented by major players. If you have a different set of players/manufacturers according to geography or country segmented reports we can provide customization according to your demand.

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Cree
LEOTEK
GE Lighting
Hubbell
Philips Lighting
Osram
Excellence Optoelectronics
Eaton Cooper
Acuity Brands
Kingsun
LED Roadway Lighting

Global LED Lighting Systems Market Segmentation by Product Type

<100W 100-150W >150W

Global LED Lighting Systems Market Segmentation by End-User Applications

Residential
Commercial

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Global LED Lighting Systems Market Regional Analysis

The global LED Lighting Systems market is spread across the globe which not only includes the market of North America but covers the other regions such as Europe, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa and the rest of the world.

Key Regions split in this report:

- North America - United States, Canada, Mexico.
- Asia-Pacific - China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam.
- Europe - Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia.
- Central & South America - Brazil, Rest of Central & South America.
- Middle East & Africa.

Report on LED Lighting Systems Market Mainly Covers the 15 Section

Chapter 1 describes the global LED Lighting Systems market introduction, scope, market overview, market risk, and market driving force

Chapter 2 highlights the competitive situation among the top players with market share, revenue and sales in the LED Lighting Systems market in 2018-2025

Chapter 3 shows the global LED Lighting Systems market by regions, with market share, revenue, and sales of LED Lighting Systems market for each region, from 2018 to 2025

Chapter 4 shows the global LED Lighting Systems market by type and application, with sales revenue, market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2018-2025

Chapter 5,6,7,8 analyzes the major regions, with sales, market share, and revenue of LED Lighting Systems market by key countries in these regions

Chapter 9,10,11,12 includes global LED Lighting Systems market forecast, by type, application and by regions, with revenue and sales, from 2018 to 2025

Chapter 13, 14 and 15 describe LED Lighting Systems market sales channel. Distributors, traders, data source, appendix, and research and findings.

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          Global 2-Butene Market Size, Growth, Competitive Analysis by Top Market Leaders - Linde Gas, Air Liquide, Praxair      Cache   Translate Page      

Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/05/2018 -- In its recently published report, QY Research has provided unique insights about global 2-Butene market for the given period. One of the main objectives of this report is to categorize the various dynamics of the 2-Butene market and to offer latest updates such as mergers and acquisitions, various technological developments, new entrants in the market, which make an impact on different segments of the global 2-Butene market. It's vital you keep your market knowledge up to date segmented by major players. If you have a different set of players/manufacturers according to geography or country segmented reports we can provide customization according to your demand.

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For the better understanding of the 2-Butene market, this report has provided a detailed analysis of trends, drivers and restraints that dominate the present market scenario and also the future status of the global 2-Butene market during the projected period of 2018-2025.

While classifying these segments, the expert team of analysts has listed down the relative contribution of each segment for the growth of global 2-Butene market. Detail information of segments is required to recognize the key trends influencing the global market for 2-Butene

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The report of global 2-Butene market includes the competitive landscape section which provides the full and in-depth analysis of the current market trends, changing technologies and developments that will be beneficial for the companies, which are competing in the market. The report offers an overview of revenue, demand, and supply of data, futuristic cost, and growth analysis during the projected year.

Global 2-Butene Market: Key Players

Linde Gas
Air Liquide
Praxair
Matheson

Global 2-Butene Market Segmentation by Product Type

cis-2-Butene
trans-2-Butene

Global 2-Butene Market Segmentation by End-User Applications

Chemical Intermediate
Chemical Synthesis
Laboratories & Analysis

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Global 2-Butene Market Regional Analysis

The global 2-Butene market is spread across the globe which not only includes the market of North America but covers the other regions such as Europe, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa and the rest of the world.

Key Regions split in this report:

- North America - United States, Canada, Mexico.
- Asia-Pacific - China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam.
- Europe - Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia.
- Central & South America - Brazil, Rest of Central & South America.
- Middle East & Africa.

Report on 2-Butene Market Mainly Covers the 15 Section

Chapter 1 describes the global 2-Butene market introduction, scope, market overview, market risk, and market driving force

Chapter 2 highlights the competitive situation among the top players with market share, revenue and sales in the 2-Butene market in 2018-2025

Chapter 3 shows the global 2-Butene market by regions, with market share, revenue, and sales of 2-Butene market for each region, from 2018 to 2025

Chapter 4 shows the global 2-Butene market by type and application, with sales revenue, market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2018-2025

Chapter 5,6,7,8 analyzes the major regions, with sales, market share, and revenue of 2-Butene market by key countries in these regions

Chapter 9,10,11,12 includes global 2-Butene market forecast, by type, application and by regions, with revenue and sales, from 2018 to 2025

Chapter 13, 14 and 15 describe 2-Butene market sales channel. Distributors, traders, data source, appendix, and research and findings.

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          Global Graphite Market Size, Growth, Competitive Analysis by Top Market Leaders - South Sea Graphite, Haida Graphite, Yixiang Group, BTR, National De Grafite      Cache   Translate Page      

Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/05/2018 -- In its recently published report, QY Research has provided unique insights about global Graphite market for the given period. One of the main objectives of this report is to categorize the various dynamics of the Graphite market and to offer latest updates such as mergers and acquisitions, various technological developments, new entrants in the market, which make an impact on different segments of the global Graphite market. It's vital you keep your market knowledge up to date segmented by major players. If you have a different set of players/manufacturers according to geography or country segmented reports we can provide customization according to your demand.

The Scope of the Global Graphite Market:

For the better understanding of the Graphite market, this report has provided a detailed analysis of trends, drivers and restraints that dominate the present market scenario and also the future status of the global Graphite market during the projected period of 2018-2025.

While classifying these segments, the expert team of analysts has listed down the relative contribution of each segment for the growth of global Graphite market. Detail information of segments is required to recognize the key trends influencing the global market for Graphite

Each segment of the Graphite market provides an in-depth information on the qualitative and quantitative aspect of the market. While giving a brief idea about the revenue opportunities for all the segments, the Graphite report has also provided the value of absolute dollar opportunity for all the segments over the predicted period of 2018-2025.

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Global Graphite Market Competitive Landscape

The report of global Graphite market includes the competitive landscape section which provides the full and in-depth analysis of the current market trends, changing technologies and developments that will be beneficial for the companies, which are competing in the market. The report offers an overview of revenue, demand, and supply of data, futuristic cost, and growth analysis during the projected year.

Global Graphite Market: Key Players

South Sea Graphite
Haida Graphite
Yixiang Group
BTR
National de Grafite
Northeast Asia Mineral Resources
Aoyu Graphite Group
Xincheng New Material
SGL
Tiansheng Nonmetal Ind
Xinghe Graphite
Heijin Graphite
Imerys Graphite & Carbon
Agrawal Graphite Industries
Jinhuafeng Graphite
Fangda Carbon
Graphit Kropfmuhl AG
Grafitbergbau Kaisersberg
Fuda Graphite
Fenlu Graphite
Black Dragon Graphite
Huangyu Graphite
Puchen Graphite
Koh-i-Noor Grafit Sro
Tirupati Graphite
Xincheng Graphite
Jinhui Graphite
Yanxin Graphite
Shida Carbon

Global Graphite Market Segmentation by Product Type

Natural Graphite
Synthetic Graphite

Global Graphite Market Segmentation by End-User Applications

Refractories
Metallurgy
Parts and components
Batteries
Other

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Global Graphite Market Regional Analysis

The global Graphite market is spread across the globe which not only includes the market of North America but covers the other regions such as Europe, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa and the rest of the world.

Key Regions split in this report:

- North America - United States, Canada, Mexico.
- Asia-Pacific - China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam.
- Europe - Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia.
- Central & South America - Brazil, Rest of Central & South America.
- Middle East & Africa.

Report on Graphite Market Mainly Covers the 15 Section

Chapter 1 describes the global Graphite market introduction, scope, market overview, market risk, and market driving force

Chapter 2 highlights the competitive situation among the top players with market share, revenue and sales in the Graphite market in 2018-2025

Chapter 3 shows the global Graphite market by regions, with market share, revenue, and sales of Graphite market for each region, from 2018 to 2025

Chapter 4 shows the global Graphite market by type and application, with sales revenue, market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2018-2025

Chapter 5,6,7,8 analyzes the major regions, with sales, market share, and revenue of Graphite market by key countries in these regions

Chapter 9,10,11,12 includes global Graphite market forecast, by type, application and by regions, with revenue and sales, from 2018 to 2025

Chapter 13, 14 and 15 describe Graphite market sales channel. Distributors, traders, data source, appendix, and research and findings.

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          Global Aircraft Paint Stripper Market Size, Growth, Competitive Analysis by Top Market Leaders - WM Barr, Savogran, Dumond Chemicals, PPG (PPG Aerospace), Henkel, 3M      Cache   Translate Page      

Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/05/2018 -- In its recently published report, QY Research has provided unique insights about global Aircraft Paint Stripper market for the given period. One of the main objectives of this report is to categorize the various dynamics of the Aircraft Paint Stripper market and to offer latest updates such as mergers and acquisitions, various technological developments, new entrants in the market, which make an impact on different segments of the global Aircraft Paint Stripper market. It's vital you keep your market knowledge up to date segmented by major players. If you have a different set of players/manufacturers according to geography or country segmented reports we can provide customization according to your demand.

The Scope of the Global Aircraft Paint Stripper Market:

For the better understanding of the Aircraft Paint Stripper market, this report has provided a detailed analysis of trends, drivers and restraints that dominate the present market scenario and also the future status of the global Aircraft Paint Stripper market during the projected period of 2018-2025.

While classifying these segments, the expert team of analysts has listed down the relative contribution of each segment for the growth of the global Aircraft Paint Stripper market. Detail information of segments is required to recognize the key trends influencing the global market for Aircraft Paint Stripper

Each segment of the Aircraft Paint Stripper market provides an in-depth information on the qualitative and quantitative aspect of the market. While giving a brief idea about the revenue opportunities for all the segments, the Aircraft Paint Stripper report has also provided the value of absolute dollar opportunity for all the segments over the predicted period of 2018-2025.

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The report of global Aircraft Paint Stripper market includes the competitive landscape section which provides the full and in-depth analysis of the current market trends, changing technologies and developments that will be beneficial for the companies, which are competing in the market. The report offers an overview of revenue, demand, and supply of data, futuristic cost, and growth analysis during the projected year.

Global Aircraft Paint Stripper Market: Key Players

WM Barr
Savogran
Dumond Chemicals
PPG (PPG Aerospace)
Henkel
3M
Akzonobel
Hybrid Aero
GSP (Global Specialty Products)
Molecular-Tech Canada
Cirrus
Rust-Oleum
Callington Haven
EcoProCote
Kimetsan Group
Hybrid Aero

Global Aircraft Paint Stripper Market Segmentation by Product Type

The Caustic Type
The Acidic Type
The Solvent Type

Global Aircraft Paint Stripper Market Segmentation by End-User Applications

Civil Aircraft
Military Aircraft

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Global Aircraft Paint Stripper Market Regional Analysis

The global Aircraft Paint Stripper market is spread across the globe which not only includes the market of North America but covers the other regions such as Europe, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa and the rest of the world.

Key Regions split in this report:

- North America - United States, Canada, Mexico.
- Asia-Pacific - China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam.
- Europe - Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia.
- Central & South America - Brazil, Rest of Central & South America.
- Middle East & Africa.

Report on Aircraft Paint Stripper Market Mainly Covers the 15 Section

Chapter 1 describes the global Aircraft Paint Stripper market introduction, scope, market overview, market risk, and market driving force

Chapter 2 highlights the competitive situation among the top players with market share, revenue and sales in the Aircraft Paint Stripper market in 2018-2025

Chapter 3 shows the global Aircraft Paint Stripper market by regions, with market share, revenue, and sales of Aircraft Paint Stripper market for each region, from 2018 to 2025

Chapter 4 shows the global Aircraft Paint Stripper market by type and application, with sales revenue, market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2018-2025

Chapter 5,6,7,8 analyzes the major regions, with sales, market share, and revenue of Aircraft Paint Stripper market by key countries in these regions

Chapter 9,10,11,12 includes global Aircraft Paint Stripper market forecast, by type, application and by regions, with revenue and sales, from 2018 to 2025

Chapter 13, 14 and 15 describe Aircraft Paint Stripper market sales channel. Distributors, traders, data source, appendix, and research and findings.

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          Global Mattress Coil Market Size, Growth, Competitive Analysis by Top Market Leaders - Leggett & Platt , HSM Solutions, Spinks Springs, Subiñas, Bekaert Corporation      Cache   Translate Page      

Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/05/2018 -- In its recently published report, QY Research has provided unique insights about global Mattress Coil market for the given period. One of the main objectives of this report is to categorize the various dynamics of the Mattress Coil market and to offer latest updates such as mergers and acquisitions, various technological developments, new entrants in the market, which make an impact on different segments of the global Mattress Coil market. It's vital you keep your market knowledge up to date segmented by major players. If you have a different set of players/manufacturers according to geography or country segmented reports we can provide customization according to your demand.

The Scope of the Global Mattress Coil Market:

For the better understanding of the Mattress Coil market, this report has provided a detailed analysis of trends, drivers and restraints that dominate the present market scenario and also the future status of the global Mattress Coil market during the projected period of 2018-2025.

While classifying these segments, the expert team of analysts has listed down the relative contribution of each segment for the growth of global Mattress Coil market. Detail information of segments is required to recognize the key trends influencing the global market for Mattress Coil

Each segment of the Mattress Coil market provides an in-depth information on the qualitative and quantitative aspect of the market. While giving a brief idea about the revenue opportunities for all the segments, the Mattress Coil report has also provided the value of absolute dollar opportunity for all the segments over the predicted period of 2018-2025.

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Global Mattress Coil Market Competitive Landscape

The report of global Mattress Coil market includes the competitive landscape section which provides the full and in-depth analysis of the current market trends, changing technologies and developments that will be beneficial for the companies, which are competing in the market. The report offers an overview of revenue, demand, and supply of data, futuristic cost, and growth analysis during the projected year.

Global Mattress Coil Market: Key Players

Leggett & Platt
HSM Solutions
Spinks Springs
Subinas
Bekaert Corporation
Heico Wire Group
Taubensee Steel & Wire Company
Tree Island Steel

Global Mattress Coil Market Segmentation by Product Type

Continuous Coils
Bonnell Coils
Offset Coils
Marshall Coils

Global Mattress Coil Market Segmentation by End-User Applications

Household
Commercial

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Global Mattress Coil Market Regional Analysis

The global Mattress Coil market is spread across the globe which not only includes the market of North America but covers the other regions such as Europe, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa and the rest of the world.

Key Regions split in this report:

- North America - United States, Canada, Mexico.
- Asia-Pacific - China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam.
- Europe - Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia.
- Central & South America - Brazil, Rest of Central & South America.
- Middle East & Africa.

Report on Mattress Coil Market Mainly Covers the 15 Section

Chapter 1 describes the global Mattress Coil market introduction, scope, market overview, market risk, and market driving force

Chapter 2 highlights the competitive situation among the top players with market share, revenue and sales in the Mattress Coil market in 2018-2025

Chapter 3 shows the global Mattress Coil market by regions, with market share, revenue, and sales of Mattress Coil market for each region, from 2018 to 2025

Chapter 4 shows the global Mattress Coil market by type and application, with sales revenue, market share and growth rate by type, application, from 2018-2025

Chapter 5,6,7,8 analyzes the major regions, with sales, market share, and revenue of Mattress Coil market by key countries in these regions

Chapter 9,10,11,12 includes global Mattress Coil market forecast, by type, application and by regions, with revenue and sales, from 2018 to 2025

Chapter 13, 14 and 15 describe Mattress Coil market sales channel. Distributors, traders, data source, appendix, and research and findings.

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WASHINGTON – The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland plan to file subpoenas Tuesday seeking records from the Trump Organization, the Treasury Department and dozens of other entities as part of a lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency.

The flurry of subpoenas came a day after U.S. District Court Judge Peter J. Messitte approved a brisk schedule for discovery in the case alleging that foreign and domestic government spending at Trump's Washington, D.C., hotel amounts to gifts to the president in violation of the Constitution's emoluments clause.

The subpoenas target 37 entities, including 13 Trump-linked entities and the federal agency that oversees the lease for Trump's Washington hotel. Subpoenas were also being sent to the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Department of Commerce and Department of Agriculture, all of which have spent taxpayer dollars at the hotel or have information on Trump's finances relevant to the case.

Other Trump entities that officials plan to subpoena include those related to his Washington hotel and its management. Eighteen private entities including restaurants, venues and hotels that compete with the Trump hotel are also being subpoenaed to "illuminate the unfair nature of that competition," said Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh.

"We're seeking to confirm the information that everybody already knows: Trump's violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution," Frosh said. "He's received numerous payments from foreign governments and state governments and they've been funneled, at least in part, through the Trump (hotel) in D.C."

While news organizations have reported how groups representing Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and the Philippines have hosted events at Trump's D.C. hotel since he took office, the subpoenas offer the best chance to get a complete picture of which foreign and domestic governments are spending at the hotel, how much they are spending and where that money is going. They're also trying to determine how Trump's hotel is affecting the hospitality industry in D.C. and Maryland.

The subpoenas seek to prove that hotel revenues are going to the president through his affiliated entities, including The Donald J. Trump Revocable Trust. Most of the records are being requested back to Jan. 1, 2015.

The Justice Department declined to comment. Neither Trump's personal attorney on the case, William S. Consovoy, nor the White House responded to a request for comment Tuesday.

Trump's Justice Department lawyers filed a notice to the court Friday indicating it plans to challenge the Maryland judge's decision to allow the case to move forward. Justice lawyers have argued that earnings from business activity such as hotel stays don't qualify as emoluments and that any discovery would "be a distraction to the President's performance of his constitutional duties."

The president's notice that he may seek a writ of mandamus – to have the appeal heard by a higher court – is considered an "extraordinary remedy" that partly rests on showing Messitte's decisions to be clearly wrong.

Because the president has not released his tax returns, any responsive records would likely provide the first clear picture of the finances of Trump's business empire as well as his Washington hotel.

There is no indication yet that Frosh and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine, both Democrats, would push for the president's tax returns, at least in this initial round of legal discovery, given the sensitive nature of such a request and likely additional delays it would cause. But tax returns for some of Trump's business entities, including the state and federal tax returns for the Trump Organization, are also being requested.

Co-counsel on the case is Washington-based nonprofit Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

The Treasury Department is being subpoenaed to determine not only whether its officials patronized Trump's hotel but also to learn more about Trump's promised donations of profit of foreign government spending at his hotel and similar businesses to the Treasury. In February, The Trump Organization donated $151,470 – what it said was the total amount of spending in Trump's first year in office. The subpoena requests "all communications" regarding that payment.

State officials earlier told The Associated Press that the IRS would likely be subpoenaed, but it was unclear if that would happen on Tuesday or whether it would happen at all.

"We're certainly not ruling that out, just like we're not ruling out seeking the president's tax returns," Frosh said.

The Trump Organization said in an emailed statement to the AP that the company had "voluntarily donated" the profits and "intend to make a similar contribution in 2019." The company did not comment on the case otherwise.

There is a separate federal lawsuit involving the General Services Administration, which oversees the lease for the hotel with the Trump Organization. Democratic lawmakers want to know how Trump was approved by the GSA to maintain the lease of the Trump International Hotel in Washington after he became president.

The hotel is housed in the historic Old Post Office, which is owned by the federal government, and its lease has a clause barring any "elected official of the government of the United States" from deriving "any benefit."

Maine is also expected to receive a subpoena, likely because its governor, Republican Paul LePage, stayed at Trump's D.C. hotel when he had official business to conduct, including discussions with the president. LePage's office did not respond to a request for comment.

On one of those trips last year, Trump and LePage appeared together at a news conference at which Trump signed an executive order to review orders of the prior administration that established national monuments within the National Park Service. President Barack Obama had established a park and national monument in Maine over LePage's objections in 2016.

If there are no delays, legal discovery would conclude in early August.


          Nexans to Connect Three Power Grids in Philippines      Cache   Translate Page      
Nexans has secured a contract from National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) to supply submarine cable for the Mindanao Visayas Interconnection Project in Philippines. The contract value...

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          NEW!!! 📕 2019 Creative Art Journals       Cache   Translate Page      



FINALLY!  Our new papemelroti Creative Art Journals are now available online & trickling into stores this week! 






Consider it your personal journal, planner, and sketchbook rolled into one. It inspires you to try something new each month and help you discover the artist within!  





The eco-friendly papemelroti art journal is your personal journal, planner, and sketchbook rolled into one. It inspires you to try something new each month and help you discover the artist within. It is a collaboration between various papemelroti artists and features different art forms. Great to use yourself or give as a gift.










  • Monthly dividers feature artwork from different papemelroti designers
  • 8 x 5.75 inches (20.5 cm x 18.4 cm)
  • Datebooks for any year in weekly spreads
  • Cover and dividers printed in full color
  • Weekly spreads printed in black & white
  • 100% recycled paper
  • papemelroti exclusive
  • Printed in the Philippines




  • Available in 9 designs in either book / wire bound variations. Weekly spreads are dateless so you can use it for any year.









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    Keep things in order with our brand new Letter Holders!

    Made of recycled pinewood with all original designs from papemelroti.

    All new designs for everyone!

    These wooden holders are also great as napkin holders!  They are great family gifts!  Check out all the designs here

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              'Killer' croc captured in Philippines and will have the contents of its stomach checked for victim | Daily Mail Online      Cache   Translate Page      
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              Journalist Flies Home To The Philippines To Face Arrest Warrant, Posts Bail      Cache   Translate Page      
    A vocal critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte posted bail on Monday, after returning to her country to face an arrest warrant and charges of tax violations. On Sunday night at Manila's international airport, Maria Ressa, the CEO and executive editor of digital news outlet Rappler , thanked reporters for showing up to cover the event. She had just returned from Washington, D.C., and New York, where she received the Knight International Journalism Award and the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award . Under Ressa's watch, Rappler has probed the extrajudicial killings committed in Duterte's war on drugs. The government charged Ressa and Rappler with five counts of tax violations in November. She faces a fine and up to 10 years in prison. "How do I feel about being arrested?" she told reporters in an airport terminal, as travelers rolled their suitcases by. "Well, number one, I'm going to hold my government accountable for publicly calling me a criminal." The arrest warrant "makes you
              Tribal Woodland Birthday Party      Cache   Translate Page      

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    Traipsing for wild party ideas? Check out this Tribal Woodland Birthday Party by Minnie Lim of Party Divas, out of Taguig City, Philippines!

    From the darling decor to the tantalizing cake, this first birthday bash will make you shake!

    Elements you have to spot from this celebration, include:

    • Adorable Tribal Cake
    • Tribal Themed Backdrops
    • Hanging Tassel Hoops
    • Tribal Animal Props/Decorations
    • Totem Pole + Woodland Animal Centerpieces

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              THE PHILIPPINES: A DISTANT HAVEN FROM THE HOLOCAUST: How the Commonwealth rescued thousands of Jews      Cache   Translate Page      
    As we pause to remember the Holocaust and mourn the six million Jewish lives it took, we should also commemorate those who attfleempted to save some of Hitler’s victims. While most of the world looked away and ignored the plight of Europe’s Jews, a small emerging country thousands of miles away resolved to rescue as many as possible. The Philippines, a nation of some 7,000 islands in the South China Sea, was one of the few countries to open its doors to Jews fleeing the Holocaust. The Philippine government was willing to grant more than 10,000 visas to Jews, and...
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              Ressa’s sickening culture of impunity, and her patent lies against us      Cache   Translate Page      
    BY RIGOBERTO D. TIGLAO      DECEMBER 05, 2018

    WE should be outraged at the lies Maria Ressa, the president of the news website Rappler, has been spreading all over the world in order to cover up her and her media outfit’s violations of the law. Such is the extent to which she has gone in her culture of impunity, that she is above our nation’s laws.

    In her speech* before gullible (and mostly anti-Trump) Americans in New York last November 21, for accepting an award from the Committee to Protect Journalists, Ressa portrayed the country as one where press freedom has been suppressed by the Duterte administration, and that only she and Rappler are “carrying the torch of freedom.”

    While she may have lived and worked abroad for most of her childhood and her working life, I still hope that she can find an ember of patriotism in her soul to stop her perverted portrayal of the country as being under a ruthless dictatorship.

    It is not Duterte she is really bashing, but us Filipinos, including journalists, who she in effect is saying are cowards who have stopped fighting for democracy. As Columbia University journalism professor Sheila Coronel who worked for Ressa’s award puts this canard in her paean to her: “The Philippine press has been cowed by threats. Not Rappler, not Maria.” Why doesn’t Coronel just come home from New York, write the most scathing articles against Duterte, and find out if government would threaten her?

    Does Coronel really believe that the Manila Bulletin, Philippine Star, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Bulgar, and of course The Manila Times are so afraid of Duterte that they have been cowed? Does she think the likes of Carmen Pedrosa, Ramon Tulfo, Dick Pascual, Alex Magno, Jarius Bondoc, Jay Sonza — veteran journalists with track records in fearless journalism a hundred times hers and Ressa’s — are so afraid of Duterte?

    Blatant lies
    It was astonishing how Ressa could tell the most blatant lies in her speech, which were swallowed hook, line and sinker by American journalists too lazy to check the facts, or who think that the Philippines is too unimportant to investigate Ressa’s lies.

    To bolster her claim that the Duterte administration is “perverting the rule of law” by filing baseless charges against her, she claimed that the “tax evasion” cases against her falsely reclassified “Rappler as a dealer of securities.” (Note: the cases were not for tax evasion but outright tax-fraud.)

    “But I’m obviously not a stockbroker,” she said with a sarcastic smile. “I’m a journalist.”

    Ressa lies through her teeth. There was no claim at all that she was a stockbroker. The Bureau of Internal Revenue and the justice department discovered that in their tax-fraud scheme, Ressa and other stockholders created in 2015 a holding company Rappler Holdings (that they themselves owned). This shell company bought up all the shares of the news site for P19 million.

    A big chunk of these shares was then sold, in the form of Philippine Depositary Receipts (PDRs), to two American companies, Northbase Media and Omidyar Network, for P182 million. Rappler Holdings therefore received a windfall revenue of at least P150 million, for which it didn’t pay income taxes nor value-added taxes.

    Ressa undertook this stupid and illegal corporate maneuver in order to stop the Securities and Exchange Commission’s investigation that year that could only have led to its conclusion that by getting foreign funds, Rappler violated the Constitution that bans foreigners from owning media in any form, and therefore must be closed down.

    Yellow Cult stalwarts, Cory Aquino Cabinet members Solita Monsod and Fulgencio Factoran, are the most prominent members of its board now.

    Yellow stalwarts
    The original stockholder, property tycoon Benjamin Bitanga, has given up on Rappler, I was told, because Ressa wasn’t even consulting him for the firm’s major moves which got it — and even nearly his son James Bitanga who was technically the treasurer when the alleged tax fraud was committed — in trouble. Monsod and Factoran’s coming into the board has raised rumors that a Yellow oligarch or two, or the Liberal Party itself, are now bankrolling Rappler, especially as the Philippine Daily Inquirer appears to have toned down a notch its former anti-Duterte stance. I would believe that rumor: Not once has Rappler criticized former President Aquino 3rd nor his sidekick Mar Roxas nor the Yellow Cult.

    Ressa detests Facebook since through it ordinary netizens have exposed her fakery and Rappler’s biased kind of journalism, that she once haughtily tweeted: “Time to take back the Internet.” So, in her New York speech, Ressa said that Rappler’s enemies were Duterte and Facebook.

    She claimed: “Lies in social media formed the basis of legal cases against us, planted in social media years before they erupted and the cases filed.”

    Ressa is lying through her teeth. I wrote the first article, on Oct. 28, 2016, claiming that Rappler violated the Constitution by getting foreign money – after the news site itself had boasted that it was “proud” to get such financial backing from abroad. I wrote in another article the following year that Rappler’s use of PDRs was a pathetic, and illegal, move to skirt the Constitution.

    Foreign control
    It wasn’t the Duterte government that asked me to “plant” these claims in social media. I have had a passion in exposing foreign control and involvement in industries restricted by the Constitution, as in telecoms and power, a big chunk of which the Indonesian magnate Anthoni Salim controls.

    The BIR — which for decades has had an office monitoring newspapers (even their obituaries) for possible tax evaders — could very easily have spotted that Rappler was not just be violating the ban on foreign ownership in media, but was committing not just tax evasion, but tax fraud which is a criminal offense.

    Ressa in her speech boasted: “We fight impunity on two fronts, the Philippine government and Facebook.” It is Ressa though who is afflicted with a culture of impunity.

    She is deep into a culture of impunity from facts and truth.

    I had exposed as totally false Rappler’s claims in early 2017 that since Duterte assumed power up to January that year, Duterte’s war against illegal drugs resulted in 7,080 killed. I showed incontestable facts that Rappler distorted the police’s own numbers, and that the casualty figure at the time — partly because of drug pushers’ alleged fights with the police — was only 4,000 and that even the anti-Duterte Philippine Daily Inquirer tallied only about 1,500.

    Rappler’s false figures
    But Rappler doesn’t care about facts. It ignored my arguments and figures that it even updated for 79 times its erroneous report. Rappler’s false 7,000 figure was then extrapolated and repeated again and again by anti-Duterte entities here and abroad that they now claim government’s war on drugs has resulted in 20,000 killed. The fallacious article is still posted in their website, without any clarifications or corrections. Such is impunity from facts.

    Ressa is deep into a culture of impunity from the Constitution and our laws. She recklessly took in foreign money into her media firm, prohibited by the Constitution. She ignored our tax laws.

    But when she is called to answer for such violations, she in effect says that the Constitution and our laws do not apply to her. She claims government is simply harassing her because Rappler has been critical of Duterte.

    At least the more professional journalists at the Philippine Daily Inquirer, whose owners lost the lucrative Mile Long commercial area they had held through several administrations, are not making that insanely lame excuse.

    Ressa obviously sees herself as a God’s gift to Philippine journalism. Can somebody point out to me a good journalistic article critical of Duterte, or exposing that he is a ruthless autocrat, that Rappler has published or Ressa has written, other than their usual biased, petty anti-Duterte spins on news events? Believe me, Rappler’s former Malacañang reporter Pia Ranada, whom Ressa cited as a victim of government harassment, was a journalistic mouse Duterte even delighted in playing with.

    There must be a special place in hell for Ressa: To cover up for her disastrous corporate moves involving Rappler, or to toe the line of her Yellow masters, she is painting the country as a ruthless dictatorship, and that Filipinos have been cowed by fear.

    That certainly contributes to raising the country-risk assessments of our country, which gullible investors would believe, and consequently refuse to invest here – which of course one way or another affects the welfare of the poorest. But Coronel of course, and Ressa after her Rappler stint, will likely won’t be here of course.

    *You can check yourself Ressa’s sick melodrama with Coronel complete with misty eyes and emotional crackling voices here: twitter.com/pressfreedom/status/1066010095652229121.

    Email: tiglao.manilatimes@gmail.com
    Facebook: Rigoberto Tiglao
    Twitter: @bobitiglao
    Archives at: www.rigobertotiglao.com

    https://www.manilatimes.net/ressas-sickening-culture-of-impunity-and-her-patent-lies-against-us/478168/


              Veteran director on Maria Ressa: 'You're quick to howl of 'gov't harassment' but you enjoyed to the hilt the freedom of expression'      Cache   Translate Page      
    by Sidney Cruz on December 04, 2018
    Direk Manny Castañeda and Maria Ressa / Compiled photo Summit Express and Rappler
    Manila, Philippines - Rappler Holdings CEO Maria Ressa reiterated on Monday that the P133-million tax evasion suit filed against the popular online news outfit was just a political harassment.
    “This is another instance where you have a case of political harassment because we’re journalists trying to do our jobs,” she told the reporters.

    False, ludicrous, ridiculous
    This statement from Ressa came after filing a joint counter-affidavit before the Department of Justice (DOJ) in response to the tax evasion charges filed by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) against Rappler Holdings Corporation (RHC) and its executives.
    “This claim, this charge, is absolutely false. I’ve called it ludicrous. I’ve called it ridiculous. I’ve said that it shows ill intent of intimidation and harassment or just plain incompetence,” Ressa said.
    “I appeal to their sense of upholding the Constitution and letting journalists do their jobs,” Rappler’s CEO added

    Follow the process
    Meanwhile, veteran actor and director Manny Castaneda took to Facebook to share his sentiments and disappointment to Rappler’s CEO.
    Castañeda said that Ressa and her supporters are quick to call it “government harassment” whenever the law does not favor them.
    ”Whereas, she enjoyed and applied to the hilt the freedom of expression provided in a democratic society when she relentlessly harassed government with her malicious tirades via Rappler and to this day continues to enjoy such freedom from a government she claims to be authoritarian.” the director added

    Castañeda pointed out that all Ressa has to do is follow the process and prove her innocence. *

    Manny Castañeda’s full post reads:
    Whenever the law does not go their way, Maria Ressa, together with her supporters, are quick to howl cliché catchphrase like “Democracy is dead in the Philippines!” or “This is government harassment”! 
    Whereas, she enjoyed and applied to the hilt the freedom of expression provided in a democratic society when she relentlessly harrassed government with her malicious tirades via Rappler and to this day continues to enjoy such freedom from a government she claims to be authoritarian.
    Now, she is being accused of tax evasion and BIR purportedly has all the evidence to support the case. All she has to do is to follow the democratic process to prove her innocence.
    But her actual crime is far deeper than a simple case of tax evasion. It has become common knowledge that the money she received from a foreign donor is allegedly meant to be used to discredit and consequently destabilize or even overthrow the government. Now, that is a much bigger crime she would probably have to face sooner or later. Sympathy card will not work here. There should be no sympathy to a person who would unabashedly sell the country to a foreign organization. 
    And let us not forget, Maria Ressa is also an American citizen. Her actions reveal where her loyalty truly lies.

    Source: AbogadoManny Castañeda

    http://www.thedailysentry.net/2018/12/veteran-director-on-maria-ressa-youre.html

              End the Brutal Attacks on Human Rights Lawyers      Cache   Translate Page      
    For the 35th time in two years, a human rights lawyer in the Philippines has been struck down by an assassin. Sign the petition to demand the advocates for human rights and democracy be protected.
              Christine Chona Gaspar Fontanilla      Cache   Translate Page      
    50, of Waipahu, died in Aiea on November 21, 2018. She was born in Laoag City, Philippines. Visitation: 9:00 am; Services: 10:30 am on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Holy Family Church.
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    62, of Waipahu, Hawaii, died in Aiea on October 25, 2018. He was born in San Esteban, Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Visitation: 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Mililani Mortuary, Makai Chapel. Services: 8:30 a.m. on ...
              The Forgotten Workers      Cache   Translate Page      
    Fighting for the rights of domestic workers in America, plus other 'forgotten' segments of the economy. Jane Wakefield speaks to Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance in the US, at a TED Women event in California. Yvonne Van Amerongen describes a 'dementia village' in the Netherlands allowing older people with the condition to continue to be part of society rather rather than being forgotten in a nursing home. And Activist Danielle Moss Lee defends 'average' workers. (Photo: Domestic worker being trained in Manila, Philippines, Credit: Getty Images)
              The Apo Reef - A UNESCO Nature Park      Cache   Translate Page      

    Read on the web

    The horrible typhoon "Haiyan" passed the Philippines and left chaos and disorder in a broad area. The last the Philippines needs now is a lack of tourists.

    "Haiyan" made its way through the Philippines from the landfall in Leyte to its exit in the south of Mindoro. In occidental Mindoro, there is a small resort, the Apo Reef Club, which was fortunate to not have been hit that much. Maybe because of its tectonically beneficial location leeward of the hills and mountains and on the slight turn to the south of "Haiyan".

    Whitetip Reef Shark

    I spoke to the owner a few days after the typhoon and was happy to hear that nobody was harmed, and besides one roof and some fallen trees, no major damages occurred.

    The same good news came for one of the best dive sites in the Philippines: The Apo Reef. It's a miracle that only minor damages occurred. Many mantas and grey reef sharks are around at the moment.

    The Nature Park

    In the Sulu Sea, 50 km from the west coast of Mindoro (Luzon Island) and in an area of 27.5 ha around Apo Island, lies a pristine reef. UNESCO has been protecting this amazing reef since 1996, as Apo Reef National Park. 158 square km is the core protection zone and 118 square km builds a buffer zone.

    Lionfish

    The reef is the largest atoll in the Philippines and the second largest single coral reef worldwide. It's incredible that not many divers have discovered this place already. Meeting a dive boat from another resort is quite rare. And the reef is healthy and has a high biodiversity.

    Diving the Apo Reef

    The Apo Reef is best visited on a two-day trip with the outrigger boat. There are also one-day trips with the speedboat, but, in doing so, you will miss the beautiful twilight or night dive – not to mention the wonderful night on the deck - as well as the very exciting early morning dive.

    The reef itself is highly branched, offering dive spots for every weather condition. On the way to Apo Reef, we were accompanied by a group of pilot whales. Pilot whales belong to the family of oceanic dolphins. They are very social and live in family-like groups, led by a dominant female.

    The Corals of Mabuti

    Arriving in the morning, it's recommended to start with a dive at the outer side, for example at "Apo Out". There is a good chance for seeing big stuff there. As we jumped in, a nice school of tuna welcomed us.

    Going inside, many dive places are worth a visit. The next dive we did was at "Action Point". The name says it all: there is action! A lot of sharks are cruising; barracudas, bumpheads, turtles, tuna and much more can also be seen along the reef. Sometimes, dolphins and mantas are there too. Stories about hammerheads are told.

    "Action Point" is a place you should dive several times. The scenery in the evening is fantastic. The sun shines with green light through the surface. Trevallies are hunting, and you find yourself in schools of escaping fusiliers.

    The next spot is a must, too. It's called "Mabuti" and offers similarly rich life like "Action Point." Not to mention there are huge corals in about 40m depths, and a school of bumpheads that frequently hang around Mabuti.

    Bumpheads

    Two days trips are closed with a visit of the shipwreck in the southwest. The wreck offers shelter for a rich ocean life. You can spot sweetlips, glassfishes, stingrays, trumpetfish, crocodile fish and much more. Many cuttlefishes linger around the wreck especially in mating season.

    Research and Protection at Apo Reef

    The Apo Reef is located at the northern tip of the coral triangle, which includes the seas of Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste.

    It's not a coincidence that many research teams travel to Apo Island, for example ones from WWF, Greenpeace or the Haribon Foundation.

    Local guardians protect the Island and the Nature Park. They collect the entrance fees and are forced to act against illegal fishing including dynamite fishing, which is still present near - or maybe sometimes in - the park.

    The protection was quite lazy in the beginning, leaving certain areas not as pristine as described above. In 2007, fishing was completely banned after WWF convinced the local government to force a law. Since then, the Apo Reef has been recovering nicely. But still, there is a lot to do to preserve the beautiful reef.

    Barracudas

    Getting There

    The best way is to fly to Manila and stay overnight. Yes, you have to get up early, as you have to take the short local flight to San Jose (Mindoro) at 6 a.m. And with a short bus drive, you can reach the Apo Reef Club.

    The Apo Reef Club in Calintaan provides the most direct connection to Apo Reef. It's a nice paradise built by the Swiss owner Michael Roos. He pioneered this region and built this resort from scratch with a wholesome effort and love of detail. The staff is great, the atmosphere is relaxing, and you feel like part of a big family there.

    The traveling distance to Apo Reef is about 50 km; the next resort is 160 km away from Apo Reef, and requires overnight travel to get there.


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    Overview of Scuba Diving in Philippines

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              GALMAN, Maria Alma      Cache   Translate Page      
    GALMAN, Maria Alma Age 56, of Hamilton, Ohio passed away on November 28, 2018. She was born on October 31, 1962 in Manila, Philippines. Alma joins in...
              eSports is now recognized as a medal sport in SEA Games 2019 with Razer as the official partner      Cache   Translate Page      
    Razer recently announced that they are now the official esports Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) 2019's partner!
    eSports is now recognized as a medal sport in SEA Games 2019 with Razer as the official partner
    Razer and SEA Games 2019 partnership

    eSports is now a medal sport!

    The eleven country international sporting event is making a history where eSports will be recognized as a medal sport for the first time. This is the result of over a year effort of Razer's co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan who has led the rally to elevate eSports to a recognized medal event at SEA Games 2019.

    Esports is currently the go-to entertainment choice for youth and millennials. There are more than 2.3 billion gamers worldwide, and 71 percent of millennials are proud to call themselves gamers. The global eSports audience is expected to reach 276 million by 2022, and esports itself is projected to be a billion-dollar industry by next year. 
    SEA Games 2019 will be held in the Philippines
    SEA Games 2019 will be held in the Philippines

    The inclusion of eSports as a medal sport in the SEA Games 2019 is a vital step in legitimizing eSports as a true world-class sporting contest. 

    Razer will be facilitating discussions between PhilSGOC and various game publishers to select the games that will be featured at the SEA Games esports tournament. Razer will also be supporting the final crop of Team Philippines esports athletes who will represent the host country at the finals.

    The first game partner that Razer and PhilSGOC are announcing for the SEA Games 2019 is Moonton, the publisher behind the hugely popular title Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. The other game partners will be announced in the following months. 

    Are you excited?

              Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Cameras for everyone this Christmas!      Cache   Translate Page      
    The special moments in life this holiday season deserve to be recorded in the best possible way and what better way than to get 2018's best cameras?
    Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Cameras for everyone this Christmas!
    Christmas camera guide

    From point and shoot cameras to action cameras. From amateurs to semi-professionals, we list 10 of the best cameras for each category that is available for purchase in the Philippines. This means that this list is composed of cameras that have official distribution and warranty in the Philippines.

    Lets check them out!

    Cameras for everyone this Christmas!

    SJCAM SJ5000X
    SJCAM SJ5000X

    1. Budget Action Camera - SJCAM SJ 5000X Elite costs PHP 5,599 and gives you up to 4K footage at 30 frames per second. It can shoot 12 MP stills with an ultra wide 170 degree angle field of view to make sure you get as much of the scene as possible. It has a 2-inch LCD display and it supports a gyroscope digital stabilization sensor for smooth footage. Lastly, the housing is waterproof up to 98 feet or 30 meters.
    GoPro Hero 7 Black Edition
    GoPro Hero 7 Black Edition

    2. Best Action Camera - GoPro Hero 7 Black costs PHP 24,690. It records 4K up to 60 fps, 2.7K at up to 120 fps and 1080p at 240fps. It also takes 12MP RAW stills photos. The new HyperSmooth Video Stabilization allows for smooth gimbal like footage. The body by itself (without waterproof housing) is waterproof of up to 30 feet or 10 meters. At the back is a 2-inch LCD. Lastly, it supports voice controls for when you can't reach the remote or the camera itself.
    DJI Pocket
    DJI Pocket

    3. Portable Gimbal Stabilized Camera - DJI Pocket at PHP 23,200. It was just announced recently but it is a unique 1/2.3-inch sensor camera that can shoot 4K 60fps at 100 Mbps with 140 minutes of run time! It can take single shot and panorama stills. There is also a shoots time lapses and motion lapses. For people who are always on the go and want unbeatable gimbal smooth footage. It will be available later in December 2018. It is now available for pre-order at authorized DJI retailers nationwide.
    Sony RX100 IV
    Sony RX100 IV

    4. Premium Compact/Travel Point and Shoot - Sony RX100 series. Prices are the following: The Mark IV PHP 49,999; Mark V-A PHP 65,550. The RX100 series has been lauded as the best point and shoot camera for several years now with each year a new model is released with minor changes. It uses a Sony's 1-inch sensor with High quality Zeiss lenses that allows of high resolution stills and stunning 4K video. The latest is the Mk VI with the longer zoom range but we think the Mark IV and Mark V are a better value even though the range is shorter at 24 to 70. It fits in your pocket and it has a view finder. What's not to love?
    Canon EOS M50
    Canon EOS M50

    5. Best Vlogging Camera - Canon EOS M50 starts at PHP 38,999 for the body only. It is equipped with an APS-C sized sensor with Canon's Dual Pixel Autofocus that has been lauded as the best in the industry. It detects the subject and is able to track it seamlessly which makes it perfect for vlogging. It even has a microphone jack if you want to plug in an external microphone for better audio. Lastly, it has a fully articulating touch display which means you can flip the display to face you so you can make sure you can compose yourself better when filming yourself.

    Also, if you decide to get one from Henry's Professional camera, you can get a Rode Microphone and Enovation Flexible tripod.
    Fujifilm X-T3
    Fujifilm X-T3

    6. Best all-around APS-C Mirrorless Camera - Fujifilm X-T3. The body starts at PHP 86,990. Fujifilm has been known in recent years for producing cameras with an APS-C sensor that can rival full-frame and for producing a long list of lenses dedicated for their APS-C line that allows for a relatively smaller but competitive set-up. The X-T3 builds on the great stills capability of the X-T2 while improving its autofocus and video capabilities significantly. The result is the best all around APS-C camera.
    Sony A7 III
    Sony A7 III

    7. Best Full-Frame mirrorless: Sony A7III. The body starts at PHP 132,999. The A7III was game changing when it was released because it challenged what a USD 1999 camera should be. It brought Full-Frame to a more affordable price point while improving the image quality of stills and video from the previous generation. It also inherited the autofocus system from the more expensive A7RIII and is now the standard for Eye-detect/Face detect autofocus in the Full-Frame autofocus performance.
    DJI Spark
    DJI Spark

    8. Best Consumer Drone with Camera: DJI Spark. Standard edition costs: PHP 24,400, while the Fly more combo PHP 33,500. The DJI Spark comes at a relatively affordable price point with features like gesture controls and TapFly control which makes it easier for anybody to pilot it. It comes with a 12MP shooter with two-axis image stabilisation, subject tracking, and GPS and vision based navigation. It is the everyman's drone!
    DJI Mavic 2 Zoom
    DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

    9. Best Pro-sumer Drone with Camera - DJI Mavic 2 Zoom starts at PHP 76,300. It features a 12MP 1/2.3-inch sensor with a 24-48mm optical zoom that allows for the iconic Dolly zoom feature. It can also take a super high resolution 48MP image and can fly for as long as 31 minutes! Lastly, it features the latest version of DJI's Ominidirectional Obstacle Sensing and OccuSync 2.0 Transmission Technology which makes it the easiest Mavic to Fly yet. It flies at a maximum speed of 44.7 miles per hour. We highly recommend getting the Fly More kit for PHP 23,000.
    Huawei Mate 20 Pro's triple Leica lens
    Huawei Mate 20 Pro's triple Leica lens

    10. Best Smartphone Camera - Huawei Mate 20 Pro with triple Leica camera system will cost you PHP 49,999. The Mate 20 Pro offers more features than any other flagship phone in the market today and it even has one of the best cameras on the market. It has a triple camera set up with an ultra wide lens, standard wide and a telephoto lens which all take great photos for a smartphone and when used with Huawei's AI, it can take super smooth video footage, it can take 10x digital zoom images and it can even take up to 6 seconds of long exposure images with the Night mode.

    What do you guys think? Do you agree with us? Will you be getting any of the cameras on this list? 

    Remember all these cameras are available in the Philippines.

              Smart installed more than 5,600 4G LTE base stations in 1 year!      Cache   Translate Page      
    PLDT’s wireless arm Smart Communications is on course to hit its target of covering 90 percent of cities and municipalities in the Philippines with LTE-powered mobile data services. 
    Smart installed more than 5,600 4G LTE base stations in 1 year!
    Smart 4G cell site

    More cell sites than ever

    The unit said recently it ramped up the deployment of LTE sites to provide enhanced services to the group's mobile subscribers. 

    Smart, as of end-September, was able to power more than 5,600 base stations with LTE,  raising the total number of its LTE sites to over 14,300.
    Video experience data in the Philippines
    Video experience data in the Philippines

    Given this, Smart was awarded by London-based mobile analytics company OpenSignal for providing best video experience in the country, beating its rival Globe Telecom.

    In a separate report, covering the months of May to July, OpenSignal said the PLDT unit also offered faster LTE download speeds with 13.02 megabits per second (Mbps), ahead of its competitor’s 7.34 Mbps.

    This back-to-back series of recognitions confirms that just as we intended, our network transformation initiatives have greatly improved the quality of experience of our customers, particularly for mobile video, said Mario G. Tamayo, PLDT-Smart Senior Vice President for Network Planning and Engineering.

    For this year alone, PLDT allotted PHP 58 billion to finance its network upgrade. But as demands continue to grow, PLDT Chief Manuel V. Pangilinan said the group may increase its spending for 2019 to aggressively finance 3G/4G/5G rollout next year.

    Do you experience faster mobile internet now in your areas?

    Let us know in the comments!

              Here are the innovations showcased at DOST-SEI and Acer's IMAKE.WEMAKE 2018       Cache   Translate Page      
    On the third installment of the Department of Science and Technology Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) and Acer's IMAKE.WEMAKE project, senior high school students showcased different technological solutions to the country's current society problems.
    Acer's IMAKE.WEMAKE winners
    Acer's IMAKE.WEMAKE winners

    In case you didn't know, DOST-SEI have kicked-off the IMAKE.WEMAKE project last 2016. It has then served as a platform towards unleashing the creativity of young Filipinos to enable them to discover their potentials and learn the process of using innovation to achieve a particular purpose that will benefit their community of interest. 

    Some of the innovations presented at this year's IMAKE.WEMAKE project were a more specific weather report through smaller-scale forecast, smoother flow of traffic through elimination of felon vehicles, a more responsive food provider through exigent report of scarcity, etc. 

    For this year, the IMAKE.WEMAKE project have made an upgrade with the first Internet-of-Things (IoT) toolkit, the Acer CloudProfessor. DOST-SEI have partnered with Acer Philippines to aid on the students' need to incorporate IoT in their creations through simplified coding and programming. 
    College of St. John - Roxas IMAKE.WEMAKE project
    College of St. John - Roxas IMAKE.WEMAKE project

    There were a total of 65 teams but only 16 advanced to the finals. These finalists were able to be part of Acer's 5-day FREE training and pitching programs. The contestants were given hands-on training on the Arduino digital and analog system and Acer CloudProfessor to power their projects.

    Among the 16 finalists, Technological Institute of the Philippines, Philippine Science High School - Eastern Visayas Campus (PSHS-EVC), and New Era University were awarded with Youth Innovation Prize award for having the most outstanding projects along with PHP 50,000 cash prize each team. Meanwhile College of St. John - Roxas, was given the special Acer IoT Excellence Award for their innovation project.

    DOST-SEI have shared that in the IMAKE.WEMAKE 2019, the cash prize will be doubled up to PHP 100,000! 

    We are excited to see next year's innovations from the young minds of our senior high school students.

    What do you think guys?

              PLDT eyes higher capex for 2019 to aggressively finance 5G rollout!      Cache   Translate Page      
    PLDT Inc. may raise its capital expenditures (capex) for 2019 to finance the aggressive rollout of its wireless services and fifth generation (5G) network, its chief said.
    PLDT eyes higher capex for 2019 to aggressively finance 5G rollout!
    Smart 5G in Clark

    To aggressively finance 5G rollout!

    Manuel V. Pangilinan, PLDT chair and chief executive officer, told reporters last week the group’s capex may be "elevated," higher than the PHP 58 billion set for this year.

    Wireless is still a significant portion, especially now that we’re going to spend. So, we’re expanding some 3G, a lot of 4G sites and then beginning to build out the 5G. 

    Pangilinan was optimistic for PLDT's wireless and home business segments as they continue to post promising growth in the market.

    Related: Smart successfully made the first 5G video call in the Philippines

    For 2019, the telco giant is set to boost its Home and Enterprise portfolio as the segments would be the first to experience PLDT’s 5G technology. 

    While there are no available 5G-compatible devices in the market yet, Pangilinan expects the handsets to be available by late of next year. 

    The Pangilinan-led group as well as its rival Globe Telecom will be welcoming a new competitor in 2019 as the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) declared Mislatel, a consortium composed of China Telecommunications, Udenna Corp., and Chelsea Logistics Corp., as the third telco player. 

    We hope PLDT’s higher spending can really improve the country’s telco services.

    What do you think of this news?

    Source: PNA

              ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 will launch in PH on December 11      Cache   Translate Page      
    On December 11, ASUS announced that they will officially unveil the ZenFone Max Pro M2 in the Philippines. It is the highly anticipated follow-up to the Max Pro M1.
    ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 will launch in PH on December 11
    Max Pro M2

    Reimagined battery-centric smartphone?

    Based on the teaser of ASUS,the Max Pro M2 will be a reimagined handset. It comes with a sleek looking 3D glass-like construction and a big screen with a notch containing the earpice and selfie camera.

    The image also confirmed that it will only have 2 cameras instead of the rumored triple-lens setup. The third slot in its vertically aligned setup is for the flash.

    The teaser poster of ASUS also showed that it will have a fingerprint scannera the back above the ASUS logo.

    Lastly, it will still be dubbed as the battery king.

    Rumored specs

    ASUS didn’t reveal much about its specs and features, but according to rumors, it will be a capable mid-ranger.

    The phone is said to feature a 6.3-inch FHD+ screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 construction on the top. It will also run with the Snapdragon 660 AIE processor with Adreno 512 GPU. It will be paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage up to 2TB with microSD slot.

    It will also have a big 5,000mAh battery, 12MP Sony IMX486 + 5MP depth camera at the back, and a 13MP selfie snapper.

    The handset is also expected to boot with stock Android Oreo OS out of the box.

    It is also said to have WiFi 802.11/b/g/n, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, OTG, NFC, and dual SIM slots.

    It will come with a triple card slot for microSD and dual 4G SIM slots. The handset measures at 157.9 x 75.5 x 8.5 mm.

    It will be available in midnight blue and cosmic titanium color options.

    There's no word on the price yet though. We will keep you guys posted.

    Are you excited?

              5 Reasons why Realme C1 revs up the standard of entry level phones      Cache   Translate Page      
    Realme C1 has kept everyone going crazy since its recent launch on the latter part of November. But, what's the fuss about?
    5 Reasons why Realme C1 revs up the standard of entry level phones
    Realme C1's rear design

    Related: Realme C1 Unboxing and First Impressions

    In case you missed it, Realme C1 is the first smartphone introduced to the Philippines by this newly entered Chinese smartphone brand in the country. It reminds us of the OPPO A3s, but even more affordable.

    But how Realme C1 is revving up the standard of entry level phones?

    5 reasons why Realme C1 is the new standard of entry level phones

    Realme C1's 6.2-inch display
    Realme C1's 6.2-inch display

    1. Good build quality - For an entry-level smartphone, we are surprised that it is built with glass-like material that makes the crowd mistaken it as a higher-priced smartphone at first look. But upon closer inspection, the textured frame is made of a metal like material while the back has a glass like material.

    2. Huge screen - Realme C1 sports a huge 720p 6.2-inch curved In-Cell IPS screen. In our first impressions, we've mentioned that display is bright and saturated with thin side bezels and thicker chin bezel with a notch on top.

    3. Nice internals, WHOPPING battery capacity - This entry level smartphone is equipped with 1.8GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor, Adreno 506 GPU along with 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable internal memory via microSD card slot up to 256GB (dedicated).

    How can we forget about its HUGE 4,230mAh battery that makes it one of the biggest capacity for its price!

    4. Capable cameras - It's one of those few entry level smartphones at this price point that features a dual rear camera set-up. It is equipped with 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 w/ AF and LED flash at the back. Meanwhile for the front camera, it features a 5MP f/2.2 w/ AI Beauty 2.0.

    See also: Realme C1: First Camera Samples

    5. Unbelievable pricing - When it was launched, we were really surprised that it was only priced at a very affordable tag of PHP 5,990 given its features! And in case you're not informed, at 12NN tomorrow, December 05, 2018, the Realme C1 will be priced at PHP 5,490 at Lazada's flash sale! That just means an additional PHP 500 off to that crazy affordable price!

    We are excited how other brands will keep up with these features the Realme C1 is giving at this price point. And we are happy that at below PHP 6K, Filipinos with tight budget would not be deprived anymore of the nice smartphone features.

    What do you think guys? Let us hear you in the comments!

              Huawei Nova 3i Pearl White is now here to kick off brand's #MakeSnowPossible Christmas promotion      Cache   Translate Page      
    After the success of Huawei Nova 3i the past few months, the Chinese smartphone brand have brought the most requested color, Pearl White in country just in time this Christmas season. 
    Huawei Nova 3i Pearl White
    Huawei Nova 3i Pearl White


    Huawei Nova 3i Pearl White

    In our review, we've mentioned that overall, the Huawei Nova 3i arguably the best in class yet! It nearly blew all its competitors away in terms of design, build, specs, and cameras.

    It is simply more premium looking than most of them. The processor it used is above average and it has large 128GB storage which is double or even quadruple than what most competing phones has.

    You can get this limited edition color for only PHP 15,990.

    Huawei Nova 3i Pearl White Specs

    Display: 6.3-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen w/ FHD+ 2340 x 1080 resolution at 409 ppi
    CPU: 2.2GHz 64-bit Kirin 710 octa-core processor
    GPU: Mali-G51 MP4 w/ GPU Turbo
    RAM: 4GB
    ROM: 128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 256GB
    Back Camera: 16MP f/2.2 + 2MP w/ PDAF, contrast focus, Master AI, and LED flash
    Selfie Camera: 24MP f/2.0+ 2MP w/ AF, Master AI, HDR Pro, and screen flash
    Battery: 3,340mAh
    OS: Android 8.1 Oreo w/ EMUI 8.2
    Connectivity: WiFi 802.11b/g/n, 700MHz 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, BLE, HWA, aptX, and aptX HD, FM Radio, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, dual SIM (hybrid)
    Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
    Others: Fingerprint sensor, 3D face unlock, Colors: classic black, white, iris purple gradient, pearl white
    Dimensions: 157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm
    Weight: 169 g
    Price: PHP 15,990

    Huawei Christmas Promotion

    Huawei's #MakeSnowPossible campaign
    Huawei's #MakeSnowPossible campaign

    Since the Philippines is a tropical country, Huawei is expressing their gratitude to the Filipino's overwhelming support to the brand by #MakingSnowPossible. 

    People were able to see these wonderful snow shows last December 01, 2018 at the SM Aura Premier, Taguig City. Guests were also able to explore dedicated hands-on booths showcasing all the latest Huawei products.

    This Christmas season, Huawei is giving away corresponding freebies for every purchase of Huawei devices! Freebies such as wireless chargers (Mate 20 Pro), Limited Edition Outdoor Speakers (Mate 20, Nova 3, Nova 3i, MediaPad M5 Lite, MediaPad M3 Lite), Puredea Speakers (Y9 2019, P 20 Lite, Nova 2 Lite, Nova 2i), and Body Fat Scales (P20, P20 Pro).

    In case you missed out on the #MakeSnowPossible event last December 01, Huawei will be holding other roadshows at malls near you! Check out this link for more info!

    What do you think about the new Huawei Nova 3i Pearl White?

    Share with us in the comments below!

              Huawei Y5 lite goes official, now priced at Lazada Philippines      Cache   Translate Page      
    Huawei just revealed the Y5 Lite at Lazada Philippines. It is the company's budget Android Oreo (Go edition) smartphone with an 18:9 screen.
    Huawei Y5 lite goes official, now priced at Lazada Philippines
    Huawei Y5 lite

    The highlights


    The Huawei Y5 Lite features a colored polycarbonate body with 5.45-inch 1440 x 720 18:9 screen. Inside, it runs with the 64-bit MT6739 quad-core processor with PowerVR Rogue GE8100 GPU, 1GB RAM, 16GB expandable storage, and 3,020mAh battery.
    18:9 screen

    It also has an 8MP primary camera, 5MP selfie camera with selfie toning flash, 4G LTE connectivity, super loud receiver, and 
    Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) OS out of the box.

    Android (Go edition) is designed to run on smartphones with lesser hardware. It eats less resources and data. It also goes with the lightweight Go edition apps.

    Huawei Y5 lite Specs

    Display: 5.45-inch HD+ IPS 1440 x 720 resolution w/ 2.5D curved glass at 295 ppi
    CPU: 1.5GHz 64-bit MT6739 quad-core processor
    GPU: PowerVR Rogue GE8100
    RAM: 1GB
    ROM: 16GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 128GB (dedicated)
    Main Camera: 8MP f/2.0 w/ AF and LED flash
    Selfie Camera: 5MP f/2.2 w/ LED flash
    Battery: 3,020mAh
    OS: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
    Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 3G, 4G LTE, FM Radio, Bluetooth 4.2, OTG, GPS, A-GPS, dual SIM
    Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
    Others: Colors: black, blue, golden
    Price: PHP 5,490 (PHP 4,490 flash sale price)

    Price and availability

    The Huawei Y5 Lite is priced at PHP 5,490. But, it will be available on 12.12 for just PHP 4,490 at Lazada.

    Source: Lazada

              Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Smartphones to get in the Philippines this Christmas!      Cache   Translate Page      
    Looking to gift yourself or loved ones with a brand new smartphone this Christmas season? 
    Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Smartphones to get in the Philippines this Christmas!
    The best for every budget

    Check out this list of the best smartphones we prepared that you can buy in the Philippines today.

    The best smartphones in the Philippines per price range

    Ultra budget smartphone (Under PHP 2,999)

    Cherry Mobile Flare A2
    Cherry Mobile Flare A2

    1. Cherry Mobile Flare A2 - For PHP 2,999, the Cherry Mobile Flare A2 is one of the very few with 700MHz 4G LTE connectivity in town. It also has a 5-inch FWVGA screen, Snapdragon 210 quad-core chip, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 2,000mAh battery, 8MP main camera, 2MP selfie camera, and a special type of Android (Go edition) OS.

    Its Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) OS has the CherryOS 3.0 skin on the top.
    Starmobile Play Click LTE
    Starmobile Play Click LTE

    2. Starmobile Play Click LTE - For its PHP 2,988 introductory price, the Starmobile Play Click LTE also has the 700MHz 4G LTE connectivity. It also has decent specs for the price which include the 5-inch FWVGA screen, 1.4GHz 64-bit Spreadtrum SC9832E quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB expandable storage, 8MP main camera, 5MP selfie camera, and Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) OS.

    Budget smartphone (PHP 3,000 to PHP 5,999)


    1. Huawei Y6 2018 - The Huawei Y6 2018 is one of the most popular budget phones in the country priced at PHP 5,990. It has a big 5.7-inch HD+ 18:9 screen, Snapdragon 425 SoC, 2BG RAM, 16GB storage, and 3,000mAh battery.

    It also has respectable 13MP f/2.2 primary camera, 5MP f/2.2 selfie snapper, and 4G LTE connectivity.
    Redmi 5
    Redmi 5


    2. Xiaomi Redmi 5 - The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is one of the best value for money phones at PHP 5,990. It features a metal body construction and a 5.7-inch screen. Inside, it is powered by the Snapdragon 450 processor paired with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, and 3,300mAh battery capacity.

    It also has a 12MP f/2.2 main camera, 5MP f/2.0 selfie camera, 4G LTE connectivity, fingerprint scanner, and an IR blaster.
    Cherry Mobile Flare S7
    Cherry Mobile Flare S7


    3. Cherry Mobile Flare S7 - The Flare S7 is the only quad cam phone in its class. For the starting price of PHP 4,599, you will get a handset with a pair of 13MP OV12830 and 2MP GC2385 sensors at the back and in front.

    It also has decent overall specs which include 5-inch HD+ 18:9 screen, MT6739WA quad-core processor, PowerVR GE8100 GPU, up to 3GB RAM, 16GB expandable storage, 2,400mAh battery, and 700MHz 4G LTE connectivity.

    It is also one of the few with USB Type-C reversible port for the price.
    Realme C1
    Realme C1


    4. Realme C1 - The Realme C1 is dubbed as the entry-level king for a reason. For the price of PHP 5,990, it goes with a stylish design, big screen, and powerful specs for the price. It goes with a Gorilla Glass 3 protected 6.2-inch HD+ 19:9 notch screen, Snapdragon 450 SoC, 2GB RAM, 16GB expandable storage, and massive 4,230mAh battery.

    It also has a 13MP and 2MP dual-camera setup at the back, 5MP AI selfie camera, and 4G LTE connectivity.



    Entry-level smartphone (PHP 6,000 to PHP 9,999)

    Redmi Note 5
    Redmi Note 5

    1. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (3GB/32GB) - The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is one of the most exciting entry-level phones of the year. For the starting price of PHP 9,495, you can get a device with a metal clad build, 5.99-inch FHD+ 18:9 screen, Snapdragon 636 SoC, and 4,000mAh battery.

    It also has the most powerful dual-camera setup for the price. It has the 12MP f/1.9 + 5MP f/2.0 setup with Dual Pixel PDAF focus. For selfies, it goes with a 13MP AI selfie shooter.

    This device also has a fingerprint scanner and 4G LTE connectivity.
    ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1
    ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1

    2. ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 (3GB/32GB) - For the starting price of PHP 9,995, the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 can go toe-to-toe with the Redmi Note 5. It goes with a 5.99-inch FHD+ screen, Snapdragon 636 SoC, and 5,000mAh battery. It also has  a 13MP and 5MP dual-camera setup, 8MP selfie shooter, fingerprint scanner, and 4G LTE.
    OPPO A3s
    OPPO A3s

    3. OPPO A3s (3GB/32GB) - The OPPO A3s is one the few with a notch and capable specs for PHP 9,990. It goes with a 6.2-inch notched screen with HD+ resolution, Snapdragon 450 SoC, and 4,230mAh battery. It also has a 13MP + 2MP dual-camera, 8MP AI selfie camera, and 4G LTE connectivity.
    Alcatel 5V
    Alcatel 5V

    4. Alcatel 5V - The Alcatel 5V also has good specs for its asking price of PHP 9,990. It goes with a stylish 3D glass-like back cover, Dragontrail glass protected 6.2-inch HD+ 19:9 screen, 12nm 64-bit Helio P22 octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage, 4,000mAh battery, 12MP + 2MP dual-camera, 8MP selfie camera, face unlock, fingerprint scanner, and 700MHz 4G LTE connectivity.
    Vivo Y91
    Vivo Y91

    5. Vivo Y91 - If you need a budget smartphone with the highest screen-to-body ratio, check the Vivo Y91 priced at PHP 9,999. It is one of the very few with a 6.22-inch halo notch HD+ screen. Not only that, it also goes with a 12nm Snapdragon 439 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, and 4,030mAh battery capacity. You will also find a 13MP + 2MP dual-camera setup, 8MP AI selfie camera, face unlock, fingerprint scanner, and 700MHz 4G LTE.
    Cloudfone Next Infinity Pro
    Cloudfone Next Infinity Pro

    6. Cloudfone Next Infinity Pro - If you are on a tight budget, the Cloudfone Next Infinity Pro is a must check for PHP 6,999. Why? It has a 5.7-inch HD+ screen, 16MP PDAF main camera and a 20MP + 8MP dual-selfie camera with portrait mode!

    Its chip Snapdragon 430 chip maybe old, but it also has 3GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage, fingerprint scanner, and 700MHz 4G LTE connectivity.

    Affordable mid-range smartphone (PHP 10,000 to PHP 13,999)

    Honor 8X
    Honor 8X

    1. Honor 8X - The Honor 8X is one of the hottest smartphone in its price range for a reason. For just PHP 12,990, the Honor 8X goes with a premium real metal and glass design, massive 6.5-inch FHD+ screen with 91 percent screen-to-body ratio, powerful Kirin 710 chip, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, and 3,750mAh battery.

    It also has a good 20MP f/1.8 and 2MP dual-camera at the back with Master AI and AIS Super Night Mode feature. It is also complete with a fingerprint scanner at the back and 700MHz 4G LTE.
    Huawei Y9 2019

    2. Huawei Y9 2019 - Like the Honor 8X the Huawei Y9 2019 is also a feature-rich smartphone for PHP 12,990. It features a big 6.5-inch FHD+ screen, Kirin 710 processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB expandable storage. It even has a quad-camera setup, fingerprint scanner at the back, and 4G LTE connectivity.
    Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
    Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite

    3. Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite (4GB/64GB) - For the starting price of PHP 13,990, the Mi 8 Lite is a very attractive smartphone as well. It features a metal and glass design, 6.26-inch FHD+ screen, Snapdragon 660 AIE chip, 3,350mAh battery with USB Type-C port, 12MP + 5MP dual-camera, 24MP selfie camera, and dual 4G LTE connectivity.
    Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus
    Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus

    4. Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus - Our wildcard is the Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus. It is one of the most feature-rich and attractive in the affordable mid-range segment. For PHP 11,999, it features a stunning metal and glass design, Helio P60 SoC, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and 3,050mAh battery capacity. It even has USB Type-C charging and wireless charging. It also features one of the best cameras we ever saw for the price.


    Mid-range smartphone (PHP 14,000 to PHP 22,999)


    POCOPHONE F1
    POCOPHONE F1

    1. POCOPHONE F1 - The POCOPHONE F1 is a flagship smartphone with a mid-range price tag! For the starting price of PHP 17,990, you will get a handset with 6.18-inch FHD+ screen, Snapdragon 845 AIE flagship processor, up to 8GB RAM, up 128GB expandable storage, 4,000mAh battery, 12MP + 5MP dual-camera setup, 20MP AI selfie camera, and 4G LTE connectivity.
    Huawei Nova 3i

    2. Huawei Nova 3i - Earlier this year, Huawei surprised everyone with the Nova 3i. It is a well balanced smartphone packed with premium design, capable specs, and quad cameras for PHP 15,990. It has a big 6.3-inch FHD+ screen, Kirin 710 chip, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage, 16MP + 2MP dual-cam at the back with AIS Super Night Mi, 24MP + 2MP selfie dual-cam, and 700MHz 4G LTE.
    Vivo V11


    3. Vivo V11 - The Vivo V11 is for those in need of a very good selfie camera and tiny bezels for PHP 19,999. It features a massive 6.41-inch AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 660 AIE processor, 6GB RAM, 64GB storage, 3,400mAh battery, 12MP f/1.8 + 5MP Dual Pixel PDAF cameras, and the 25MP f/2.0 selfie camera. It is also the most affordable with an In-Display fingerprint scanner in town. Lastly, it has 700MHz 4G LTE.
    Honor Play


    4. Honor Play - The Honor Play is arguably the best for PHP 15,990. It features a metal and glass design with the Kirin 970 flagship processor inside. It also has the GPU Turbo technology for gaming, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, 3,750mAh battery, 16MP f/2.2 + 2MP dual-camera with AIS Super Night Mode, 16MP selfie camera, fingerprint scanner, and 4G LTE Cat 18 connection.
    OPPO F9


    5. OPPO F9 - The F9 features good specs for PHP 17,990. It has a 6.3-inch waterdrop FHD+ screen and Helio P60 SoC inside. It also has 6GB RAM, 64GB expandable storage, and 3,500mAh with VOOC flash charge solution. It also has a good 25MP f/2.0 selfie camea and 700MHz 4G LTE.


    Affordable premium smartphone (PHP 23,000 to PHP 39,999)

    OnePlus 6T
    OnePlus 6T

    1. OnePlus 6T - For the starting price of PHP 31,990, the OnePlus 6T is arguably the best affordable premium smartphone in the country. It is a monster with 6.4-inch FHD+ Optic AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 845 SoC with Smart Boost technology, up to 8GB RAM, up to 256GB storage, and 3,700mAh battery with OnePlus Fast Charge.

    It also has a 16MP f/1.7 Sony IMX519 sensor + 20MP f/1.7 Sony IMX376 sensor w/ PDAF, 2x zoom, OIS, EIS, LED flash, and Nightscape mode, 16MP f/1.7 Sony IMX371 selfie camera, In-Display fingerprint scanner, and 4G LTE Cat 16.
    Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
    Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

    2. Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro - Like the OnePlus 6T, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro is a beast as well. For PHP 32,990, you will find a 6.21-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, and 3,400mAh battery. It also has the same good 12MP f/1.8 Sony IMX363 sensor + 12MP f/2.4 Samsung S5K3M3 sensor with Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS found on the regular Mi 8. It now has an In-Display fingerprint scanner as well.
    OPPO R17 Pro
    OPPO R17 Pro

    3. OPPO R17 Pro - If you need a really good camera low light camera phone, the OPPO R17 Pro could be an option for PHP 38,990. It has a 12MP (f/1.5/f/2.4) + 20MP f/2.6 + 3D TOF depth camera w/ PDAF, OIS and dual-tone LED flash with AI Ultra-clear Engine to capture low light images better.

    It also has a 6.4-inch FHD+ Gorilla Glass 6 AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 710 SoC, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, 3,700mAh battery with SuperVOOC flash charge, and a very stylish radiant mist color option.
    Huawei Nova 3
    Huawei Nova 3

    4. Huawei Nova 3 - The Nova 3 is like the Nova 3i, but faster and better. For just PHP 25,990, you get a 3D glass back cover with 6.3-inch FHD+ screen and Kirin 970 processor inside. It also has large 6GB RAM, 128GB storage, and 3,750mAh with 18W fast charger.

    On the camera part, you will get a 
    16MP f/1.8 RGB sensor + 24MP f/1.8 monochrome sensor w/ PDAF, contrast focus, Master AI, and LED flash. For selfies, it goes with the 24MP f/2.0+ 2MP w/ AF, Master AI, HDR Pro, and screen flash. To keep it simple, the Nova 3 is a premium looking flagship with upper mid-range price tag.

    Flagship smartphone (PHP 40,000 and above)

    OPPO Find X
    OPPO Find X

    1. OPPO Find X - The OPPO Find X is the futuristic looking flagship of the year. It has a 6.4-inch screen with an impressive 93.8 percent of screen-to-body ratio. It also has the Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, and 3,730mAh battery with VOOC flash charge solution.
    ROG Phone
    ROG Phone

    2. ASUS ROG Phone - If you like to have a high-end smartphone with console-like accessories and decent flagship specs, the ASUS ROG Phone is an option for a price that starts at PHP 49,995.

    It has a 6-inch FHD+ screen, Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB RAM, 128GB/512GB storage, and 4,000mAh battery. It also goes with 4G LTE and stereo speakers.

    Samsung Galaxy Note9
    Samsung Galaxy Note9

    3. Samsung Galaxy Note9 - The Galaxy Note9 is one of the best phablets of 2018 with a starting price of PHP 55,900. It has a premium metal and glass design with IP68 water and dust resistance, 2.8GHz 64-bit Exynos 9810 octa-core processor, up to 8GB RAM, up to 512GB storage, and 4,000mAh battery. It also has 12MP (f/1.5/f/2.4) + 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens w/ Dual Pixel and Dual OIS, 4G LTE Cat 18, stereo speakers, and the new S Pen with Bluetooth.
    iPhone XS Max
    iPhone XS Max


    4. Apple iPhone XS Max - The new flagship iPhone also made it in our list. For a starting price of PHP 74,990, you get a handset with latest A12 Bionic 7 nm processor that promises improved overall performance. 

    It also features a large 6.5-inch OLED screen, up to 512GB storage, and an improved 12MP + 12MP dual cameras. It also have an improved IP68 water, stereo speakers, and dust resistance and wireless charging solution.
    Huawei Mate 20 Pro
    Huawei Mate 20 Pro

    5. Huawei Mate 20 Pro - The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the flagship game-changer of the year. It is arguably the best smartphone that your money can buy right now. For PHP 49,990, you'll get an AI smartphone with stunning metal and glass design, IP68 water and dust resistance, 2.6GHz 64-bit Kirin 980 octa-core processor with Dual-NPU, 6GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB expandable storage via NM card, and 4,200mAh with 40W SuperCharge, 15W wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging.

    It also goes with the most versatile triple-camera setup today. It is equipped with a Leica powered  40MP f/1.8 RGB sensor + 20MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle + 8MP f/2.4 OIS telephoto sensor w/ 4D predictive focus, AIS, 5x zoom, 4K video recording, 960 fps slow motion, and dual-tone LED flash. It also has the AIS Super Night Mode for handheld long exposure shots.

    It also has the highest 4G LTE Cat 21, dual-band GPS, In-Display fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, and Android 9.0 Pie OS with EMUI 9.0 skin out of the box.

    There you have it! For us, these are the very best smartphones that your money can buy in the country this Christmas.

    Most of the smartphones listed here are also available online at Shopee Mall, Argomall, and Laz Mall.

    #GIZPhoneAwards2018
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    You may also vote for your favorite smartphone at the #GIZPhoneAwards2018. To vote, click here.

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              Decimal numbers with comma fail validation in German or Turkish      Cache   Translate Page      

    Hi,

    I have Language option in my project with localization. 

    if I use  type="number" in Turkish Or German I get this error that "Please enter a number". Number is 1,5

    if I use English, I mean 1.2 in Enlish, there is no problem ?

    how to fix it ? why I can not use type="number"

    public decimal Price { get; set; }
    <div class="form-group">
       <label asp-for="Price"></label>
       <input asp-for="Price" class="form-control" type="number"/>
       <span asp-validation-for="Price" class="text-danger"></span>
    </div>

    in Turkish and Germany, Decimal Symbol is comma and 

    Digit grouping symbol is dot/full stop

    The following examples show the decimal separator and the thousands separator in various countries.

    Style Countries
    1,234,567.89 Canada (English-speaking; unofficial), China, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, México, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States.
    1234567.89 SI style (English version), Australia, Canada (English-speaking), China, Sri Lanka, Switzerland (officially encouraged for currency numbers only[40]).
    1234567,89 SI style (French version), Albania, Belgium (French), Bulgaria, Canada (French-speaking), Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Latin Europe, Norway, Peru, Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland (officially encouraged, except currency numbers[40]), Ukraine.
    1,234,567·89 Ireland, Malaysia, Malta, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom (older, typically hand written)[41]
    1.234.567,89 Argentina, Austria, Belgium (Dutch: most common), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia,[42][43] Denmark, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain,[44]Turkey, Vietnam.
    12,34,567.89 Bangladesh, India (see Indian Numbering System).
    1'234'567.89 Switzerland (computing), Liechtenstein.
    1'234'567,89 Switzerland (handwriting).
    1.234.567'89 Spain (handwriting).
    123,4567.89 China (based on powers of 10 000—see Chinese numerals).

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    Crypto currency exchanges like Coinbase and Binance have been making $100’s of millions in commissions from investors opening up trading accounts to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. With the interest and investment into blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies in recent years, more people are getting involved with crypto investing and, looking for easy to understand and execute, blockchain investment services. This new generation blockchain technology adaptation provides reliable and effective currency exchange services to anyone wanting to invest in cryptocurrencies. The company’s main vision is to help people adopt cryptocurrencies. The platform allows an easy FIAT to Crypto exchange and vice versa. The exchange product has been live for about 2 months and is beginning to generate revenue from exchange fees. With 5,000+ registered users and 3,000+ exchange transactions, it's ready to scale under new management. This listing is an asset sale based on its portfolio which includes the following key benefits or assets:• Exchange Platform• ETH and ERC-20 token node and management tool - the company created an automated tool to be able to pool money and withdraw it according to specific variables. This architecture also allows to safely keep the private keys for the wallets. This technology is quite expensive to develop. This tool alone without the exchange could be used in many crypto products where you need to create and assign new wallet addresses and retain control of these wallets.• Value of User Deposited Assets: 96,000 USD (Final amount may vary at close)• Trading assets: BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP, TKA, MIO• Fiat currencies: EUR• Trading pairs: 30• Website Traffic: Avg. 25,348 users/month• Pageviews: 81,814 pv/month• Top Countries: United States, France, Germany, Philippines, United Kingdom• Email List Size: 74,000+• Large Community/Social Media Presence• Registered Users: 5,000+• KYC/AM: passed: 560• Third Party KYC/AML provider integrated• EUR (IBAN) partnership in place• VISA/MasterCard partnerships (to collect payments) ready to launch
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    Hi. Me and my husband (we are already civilly married in PE Qatar) are getting married in church on Dec.28, 2018. My husband is already in the Philippines. As for me, I'm still here in Qatar and will be coming home on Dec. 22. Is it allowed that my husband alone can attend the pre-cana/seminar before the wedding or is there any consideration for such cases? Thank you!
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    Cậu bé 3 tuổi ngồi xổm 'ăn' đùi gà rán trên biển quảng cáo#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000
    Cậu bé 3 tuổi ngồi xổm 'ăn' đùi gà rán trên biển lăng xê

    Harvey Quesa đến cửa hàng đồ ăn nhanh để ăn sáng, nhưng cửa hàng vẫn đóng cửa. Hành động sau đó của cậu bé đã "gây bão" trên mạng từng lớp, khiến cậu bé bất thần trở nên nổi danh.

    Chuyện xảy ra khi Harvey, sống tại Malasiqui, Philippines, đang trên đường đi chợ cùng với mẹ của mình, cô Va Nes Na, và người họ hàng, Yna T Devera. Họ quyết định chọn dùng bữa sáng tại một cửa hàng bán thức ăn nhanh nổi tiếng trước khi bắt đầu mua sắm. Tuy nhiên, vì chưa đến giờ mở cửa nên ba người ngồi chờ bên ngoài.

    Harvey thưởng thức món ăn theo cách của mình.

    Harvey 'thưởng thức' món ăn theo cách của mình.

    Cậu bé Harvey chừng như không thể đợi chờ cho đến khi cửa mở để vào trong thưởng thức món ăn yêu thích của mình. Bé lao đến phía trước tấm biển quảng cáo in hình một miếng gà rán, ngồi xuống, nhìn chằm chằm vào món ăn rồi... bốc từng miếng bỏ vào miệng.

    Yna T Devera đã nhanh tay quay lại được chốc lát đáng yêu của cậu bé và san sớt lên trang cá nhân chủ nghĩa. Hơn 11 triệu lượt người đã xem đoạn video chỉ trong một ngày. Harvey sau đó còn nhận được những hộp gà rán miễn phí từ cửa hàng để thay cho sự yêu quý đối với cậu bé.

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              Rfq No. 18 1833 Np-Sv Lei/Corsage/Flowers For Praise And Loyalty Awards Ceremony      Cache   Translate Page      
    Rfq No. 18 1833 Np-Sv Lei/Corsage/Flowers For Praise And Loyalty Awards Ceremony
    RFQ No. 18 1833 NP-SV Lei/Corsage/Flowers for Prai
    Implementing Rules and Regulations
    Negotiated Procurement - Small Value Procurement (Sec. 53.9)

    Description
    Sir/Madam:

    Please quote your government price/s including delivery charges, VAT or other applicable taxes, and other incidental expenses for the goods listed in Annex A. Failure to indicate information could be basis for non - compliance. Also, furnish us with descriptive brochures, catalogues, literatures and/or samples, if applicable.

    If you are the exclusive manufacturer, distributor or agent in the Philippines for the goods listed in Annex A please attach in your quotation a duly notarized certification to this effect.

    As a condition for award, you will be required to submit your Mayor's/Business' Permit within 24 hours from receipt of notice. The Certificate of Platinum Membership may be submitted in lieu of the Mayor's/.Business Permit and PhilGEPHS Registration Number. If awarded, you will be required to submit a duly notarized Omnibus Sworn Statement, in accordance with the attached format (Annex B), within 24 hours from receipt of the Purchase Order.

    Please accomplish and submit this form together with Annex A and all the required documents to DSWD -BAC Secretariat at Ground floor, DSWD-CO Building, IBP Road, Constitution Hills, Quezon City or fax it through numbers 951-7116 or email to quotations@dswd.gov.ph not later than 12:00 pm of December 7, 2018. Quotations submitted to different fax number 951-7116 or email address - quotations@dswd.gov.ph as stated above shall be considered for evaluation.


    Very Truly Yours,
    (Sgd.) Oliva C. Arcaina
    OIC BAC - Secretariat

    Line Items
    Item No.Product/Service NameDescriptionQuantityUOMBudget (PHP)
    1Lot 1Corsage/Lei with 1 inch blue Ribbon for PRAISE Awardees100Piece15,000.00
    2Lot 2Corsage/Lei with 1 inch blue Ribbon for LOYALTY Awardees85Piece12,750.00
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    Purchase Of Sound System Equipment
    BAC GOODS 18-83
    Implementing Rules and Regulations
    Public Bidding

    Description
    INVITATION TO BID FOR PURCHASE OF SOUND SYSTEM EQUIPMENT

    The Local Government Unit of Del Gallego, through Supplemental Budget No. 8 Series no. 2018 intends to apply the sum of One Hundred Forty Two Thousand One Hundred Ninety Three & 00/100 Pesos (Php. 142,193.00) being Approved Budget for the Contracts (ABCs) to payment under the contracts for PURCHASE OF SOUND SYSTEM EQUIPMENT. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected a bid opening.

    The Local Government Unit of Del Gallego now invites bids for PURCHASE OF SOUND SYSTEM EQUIPMENT. Completion of the Works requires 15 calendar days. Bidders should have completed, within two (2) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II-Instruction to Bidders.

    Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act.

    Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.

    Interested bidders may obtain further information from the Local Government Unit of Del Gallego and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from December 3 to 7, 2018 at 8:00A.M. to 5:00P.M.

    A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from December 3 to 7, 2018 at 8:00A.M. to 5:00P.M. at the address given below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Five Hundred Pesos (Php.500.00).

    Bids must be delivered on or before December 10, 2018, 09:00A.M. at the BAC Office, 2nd Flr., Public Market Bldg., LGU, Del Gallego, Camarines Sur. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Securing Declaration or Surety Bond in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.

    Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted.

    The Local Government Unit of Del Gallego, Camarines Sur reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.
    For further information, please refer to:

    GINA R. FLORENDO
    BAC Secretary
    BAC Office, 2nd Flr. Public Market Bldg.,
    LGU-Del Gallego, Camarines Sur
    (09177056838)



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    Morning Wonketariat! Here's some of the things we may be talking about today.


    Yahoo's Michael Isikoff reports Robert Mueller is "tying up loose ends" in the Trump-Russia investigation and could potentially wrap the case within the next few weeks. Mueller is expected to make sentencing memos public for Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, and Michael Cohen by Friday, and is asking some ongoing congressional investigations to hold off on interviewing potential witnesses, suggesting Mueller still has a few surprises left. OH BOY, OH BOY, OH BOY!

    Later today Mueller is expected to release a sentencing memo detailing all the ways disgraced former national security advisor Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn has been snitching on Trump and Co. Flynn has reportedly been singing the blues in order to avoid dancing to the jailhouse rock.

    The New York Times is reporting that in 2017 Paul Manafort tried to cut a deal between Ecuador and China in exchange for the US retrieving Julian Assange. Manafort had almost convinced China to invest in Ecuador's struggling electric utility in return for Ecuador handing over the world's worst couchsurfing freeloader, thus netting Manafort a big, fat check for more ostrich leather. Then Robert Mueller started poking around and ruined everything!

    Congress agreed to kick the can of government funding down the road for another two weeks so that they can figure out how to tell Trump he's not getting Wall for Christmas. With the new deadline for a government shutdown set for Dec. 21, it's entirely possible Trump throws another tantrum and ruins the holidays.

    After Trump started shitposting on Twitter about all the great concessions China ALLEGEDLY agreed to over two scoops and some chocolate cake at the G20, Trump's TV economist Larry Kudlow led an army of Trumpkins in walking back the administration's official line. Kudlow and Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin called the agreements "commitments" (which literally means nothing) after realizing Trump neglected to get anything in writing (again). Trump has also named neo-nationalist Robert Lighthizer to lead negotiations with Beijing, which is the equivalent of letting a simple-minded fox watch the hen house.

    Kudlow also said Trump wants to kill subsidies for electric cars, but economic and legal nerds note those subsidies were the result of legislation, and Trump can't just pass economic policy into a toilet like last night's fried chicken.

    One of the biggest winners this past weekend was Trump's gambling buddy Steve Wynn, whose stock saw large gains following Trump's "deal" with China. HMMMMMM!

    Trump's FDA head was supposed to make a cheaper, generic EpiPen hit pharmacy shelves, but the new competitor isn't much cheaper than the original EpiPen. Both brands are owned by the same company; surely it's just a hell of a coincidence.

    The Pentagon is giving the go-ahead for thousands of green-card holders to enter military service following expanded background checks as mandated by the Trump administration. Provided recruits make it through Boot, they'll probably get sent to the southern border to stand around the desert and protect us from the Mexican-Muslim taco truck militia threatening to invade with their anchor babies.

    Kirstjen Nielsen saved herself from being "You're Fired" (for now) by launching tear gas canisters over the Mexican border, and showing a willingness to throw babies in jail. Nothing says "cold blooded" like calling women and children "human shields."

    Still untouched by the spoils of Washington, freshman Democrats in the House have delivered a letter to Nancy Pelosi saying they should focus on legislation for healthcare, immigration, gun control, and investigating Trump and Republican fuckery. YA THINK?

    Mitch McConnell was speaking with a bunch of filthy rich slobs last night when he said Trump should probably work with Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats to avoid a government shutdown. McConnell also said Democrats' planned campaign finance, ethics, and election-security legislation is "not going to go anywhere in the Senate," and reflected upon the past two years stating, "If you're an American who likes the country right-of-center, you don't have a better two year period than this."

    Fun Fact: According to the United States Election Project, Montana had the highest turnout of eligible voters! You can thank your Editrix for some of that, she spent much of the electoral season knocking on doors even when she didn't want to. Retail politics works!

    Anger over electoral losses has lit a fire under the ass of Republicans in Michigan and Wisconsin who are terrified that Democrats might use their new authority to unfuck gerrymandered districts. They're not alone either, WaPo reports that this is part of a larger strategy by the GOP across the country.

    Led by the Chicago Teachers Union, charter school teachers in Chicago are set to go on strike this morning. Among other reforms, teachers are fighting for smaller classroom sizes and sanctuary school status. Not only is this the first time a major public school union joined forces with a massive charter school network, but it's also the second major teachers strike under the leadership of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

    A private autopsy has found that police responding to a shooting at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover, Alabama, on Thanksgiving shot 21-year-old Emantic Bradford Jr. in the back, the back of his head, and the back of his neck as he was trying to help other shoppers get to safety.

    Mike Pompeo went to Brussels to spew some ignorant bullshit about multilateralism, international diplomacy, and the sprawling bureaucracy that has kept aspiring burger kings from rising to power (again). According to Pompeo, Trump is, "returning the United State to its traditional central leadership in the world," by turning us into xenophobic isolationshits too scared to leave their McMansions.

    The Advocate General of the EU Court of Justice Manuel Campos Sanchez-Bordona says the UK could just walk away from Brexit if it wanted, but that's, like, his opinion, man. This comes as Parliament is expected to begin deliberations on Theresa May's Brexit deal, negotiations which are widely expected to lead to a "no deal" outcome, and a vote of no confidence in May's leadership.

    France has suspended the controversial fuel tax that was spurring yellow jacket riots on the streets of Paris. The taxes were intended to reduce carbon emissions and greenhouse gases, but protesters feel French President Emanuel Macron is out of touch with poor and rural residents, which far-right nutters have used as an excuse to riot.

    Rodrigo Duterte, the murderous dictator of the Philippines, joked that he smoked weed during last month's important ASEAN summit to stay awake. Duterte has admitted to taking Fentanyl in the past. It's funny because weed usually puts people to sleep, and official records suggest Duterte's war on drugs has killed at least 4,000 people, though human rights groups think the actual number is much higher.

    Later today CIA Director Gina Haspel is expected to brief senators about how Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman asked Dr. Bonesaw to make a house call to the Saudi embassy in Turkey for journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The former head of a secret US torture jail, who also speaks more than just American, it's entirely possible Haspel listened to the purported tape of Khashoggi's murder and understood it more clearly than Trump's national security mustache, John Bolton.

    Trump wants to make Stormy Daniels pay almost ONE. MILLION. DOLLARS for telling the world about his post-pregnancy teeny weeny adventures with a copy of Forbes and Shark Week -- six times their initial hush money agreement -- in an effort to silence all the other porn stars and prostitutes who've seen his toad penis. Last night, Daniels was at DC's famed Politics and Prose for a rare interview where she joked about Trump's broken promises.

    After being cast out of the conservative echo-chamber and shunned into obscurity, Glenn Beck's TheBlaze will merge with Mark Levin's CRTV to create Blaze Media, a Voltron of white nationalist propaganda. The Hollywood Reporter reports that "talent" like that hobo from Duck Dynasty, Michelle Malkin, and Gavin McInnes may join the new Nazi media party.

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              India is third largest contributor to Zenith’s 3-year global adex prediction      Cache   Translate Page      

    MUMBAI: Zenith has predicted that the global ad expenditure will grow 4.5 per cent in 2018, reaching $581 billion by the end of the year. For the coming years, the agency expects the advertising expenditure to grow behind the global economy and its forecast has mentioned 4 per cent growth for 2019, followed by 4.2 per cent in 2020 and 4.1 per cent in 2021.

    The forecast for 2019 is slightly down from its September prediction of 4.2 per cent growth.

    The report has indicated that regions in ‘Fast-track Asia’ (India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) are expecting the growth to rise to an average of 6.2 per cent a year to 2021.

    India has been ranked third (followed by USA and China) in the list of top ten contributors to ad-spend growth 2018-2021 and is expected to see $4,506 million in ad-spends, which is 6 per cent of the expected total global advertising expenditure

    North American ad-spend will grow 3 per cent in 2019 and will show an average 3.4 per cent growth each year to 2021 as the “ad market has been growing fairly steadily but unspectacularly since 2010”. Latin America is expected to record an average growth rate of 4.1 per cent a year to 2021. Combining “large scale and rapid growth” China will contribute 19 per cent to the global growth rate and will spend $14,461 million for advertisements.

    The forecast has further revealed that six of the ten largest contributors will be rising markets (China, India, Indonesia, Brazil,  South Korea and Russia), and they will contribute 37 per cent of new ad-spend over the next three years.

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              "Let your word be carried out in me"      Cache   Translate Page      

    Continuing with tidbits from the 1978 meditations of our very Reverend Mother, Concha Camacho:
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    Mary's response was one of joy, trust, abandonment, because she was at prayer. May our prayer be rooted in life, and may we do what God wants in all simplicity, without too much calculation or discussion, but with a ready heart. ….
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              Beloved country, beloved land — CEO of Ranida Games talks Bayani Kickstarter campaign, Filipino FGC      Cache   Translate Page      
    Filipino developer Ranida Games recently released its Kickstarter last week for the fighting game Bayani, which aims to be released on PC in the near future. With the game’s main fighters based on popular Filipino figures, the developers hope to create a game that introduces newcomers to the rich history of the Philippines as well […]
              Note To Big Tuna: Try Harder      Cache   Translate Page      

    I read yesterday that Big Tuna is blaming millennials for a downturn in canned tuna sales (The Trouble With Tuna: ‘A Lot of Millennials Don’t Even Own Can Openers’).

    Now I’ve found fault with millennials in the past for all sorts of things - mostly related to their willful lack of critical thinking skills and their mindless adoption of looney leftist dogma that they’ve been spoon fed and indoctrinated in since inception – but even I am unwilling to blame them for the demise of canned tuna.

    If it’s true that millennials don’t own can openers we could be dealing with a hardware problem rather than a software issue. However I see elsewhere that people are suggesting it may have more to do with millennials being concerned with dolphins getting trapped in tuna nets, or a health concern about mercury poisoning in ocean fish. Or possibly because they’re “a generation that cares about the environment and struggles with the level of tuna overfishing.” Except even the author of that excuse concedes that millennials are likewise the generation that made Ahi poke bowls mega-popular, so maybe not that (last) one.” Actually, the ahi poke bowls phenom negates all the other excuses so it looks like we’re back to the can opener as the culprit - a diagnosis that seems to be supported by evidence of increasing sales of fresh and frozen fish. So presumably millennial households have cooking utensils, but their ‘paraphernalia’ doesn’t extend to a basic device to open a can. I would hate to see what’s in their bug-out bags.

    Anyway, I’m still not sure I buy the can opener excuse.

    tuna cans

    Considering a partial list of other things millennials have killed:

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    Everything from soup to nuts…and mayonnaise. I think this mystery is a bit more complex. I don’t know how we can expect millennials to eat canned tuna without cream of mushroom soup to turn it into a tasty casserole, or without mayonnaise to transform it into sandwich ambrosia. Having already killed such staples tuna just looks, smells and tastes like expensive cat food.

    So back to you, Big Tuna. Try harder.

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    Millennials appreciate it when you cater to them.
              House for Sale Villa Angela Angeles City #0000939      Cache   Translate Page      

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        Condo for Sale Angeles City near Clark in Plaridel 1 Le Grande Residences This condo for sale Angeles City is located in Le Grande Residences, in Plaridel 1, Barangay Malabanias, Angeles City, Philippines. Le Grande Residences is a brand new condominium-hotel project newly opened in 2018. The condo has luxury amenities such as lounge areas, swimming pools, security guards, etc. Property is walking distance to Fields Avenue, Don Juico, Malabanias Road. Walking distance to Grocery shops, convenience stores, banks, schools, churches, hotels, motels, restaurants, etc. 5 mins to SM Clark. The condo is on the 7th floor Studio type 44 square meters With balcony Fully furnished Price: ₱ 4.5M For inquiries please contact the numbers on the right side of this page. For viewing please schedule at least 1 day in advanced to confirm availability with rental pool management. Thank you for your understanding.

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              Philippine bishops issue pastoral letter for Year of the Youth (Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines)      Cache   Translate Page      
    The letter, dated December 2, is entitled “Filipino Youth in Mission: Beloved, Gifted, Empowered.” The year is part of a nine-year plan, announced in 2012, to prepare the Church in the Philippines for the 500th anniversary of Gospel’s arrival there.
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              dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Vitamin C Serum Review      Cache   Translate Page      


    Dear AMW Friends and Dear Klairs *lol*
    What's good in putting Vitamin C on your skin?


    Well, Vitamin C - in it's pure form is an effective ingredient to lighten/brighten areas applied.  The only problem is that (just like Ascorbic Acid tablets if you noticed), they have short shelf life so it turns yellow or worst brown after several days under sun and oxygen exposure.  That said, how can we use Vitamin C effectively in our beauty regimen?

    I've found a product from dear Klairs called dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Vitamin C Serum , one of the main ingredient is Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) but with constant research and packaging, dear Klairs were able to give us Vitamin C drops with longer shelf life.

    Now, keep in mind that I have dry/sensitive and just weird skin!  I cannot imagine putting Vitamin C on my skin as I can imagine immediately redness, itchiness or worst - burning sensation.  That was my expectation when I did a patch test.

    With constant research, I've found out that dear Klairs only put 5% of Vitamin C making it a safe amount to use even for users with sensitive skin.  But of course, I keep caution by adding moisturizer immediately after use and use sunblock more than ever!

    a photo of dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Vitamin C Serum Review

    dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Vitamin C Serum is housed in a clear bottle with dropper which I love!  Very easy to use but I realized that since it has Vitamin C as main ingredient, it is best to store in dim areas not directly to sun.  I actually like putting this in the fridge instead to prolong shelf life.

    a photo of dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Vitamin C Serum Review


    dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Vitamin C Serum Says ---


    We're proud to introduce a new skin care serum that features 5% Vitamin C and is gentle enough for sensitive skin types! Vitamin C is an antioxidant that provides the best in anti-aging protection and is an effective brightening ingredient. The Klairs Freshly Juiced Drop helps: Fade brown spots.  Protect the skin from pigmentation from occurring.  Keep the skin firm and reduce visible fine lines.  Brighten and even out the skin toneThis product has a pH level of 3.81 and Fragrance-free.
    a photo of dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Vitamin C Serum Review

    Ingredients: Water; Propylen Glycol; Ascorbic Acid ; Hydroxyethylcellulose; Centella Asiatica Extract; Citrus Junos Fruit Extract ; IlliciumVerum(Anise) Fruit Extract; Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract; Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract; Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract ; Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract; Polysorbate60; Brassica OleraceaItalica (Broccoli) Extract; Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract; Orange Oil Brazil; Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer; Disodium EDTA; Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil ; Camellia SinensisCallus Culture Extract; LarixEuropaeaWood Extract; Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract; Rheum Palmatum Root Extract; Asarum Sieboldi Root Extract; Quercus Mongolia Leaf Extract; PersicariaHydropiperExtract; Corydalis Turtschaninovii Root Extract; Coptis

    AMW says --- 

    Pros
    • Packaging.
    • The texture of the product is just like light baby oil, gets absorbed into skin quickly.
    • Non-greasy.
    • Skin looks brighter the day after use.
    • Can lighten up certain pimple marks.
    • Can lighten up sun spots with constant use.  
    • Can be mixed with your favorite serums/moisturizer.

    Cons

    • Has a warm sensation upon application which may bother you at first.
    • Cannot go under the sun for a long time if you are under Vitamin C treatment.
    • Cannot mix together with your other skincare treatments with AHA or other harsh ingredients.

    Overall
    A great addition to help lighten up marks and scars faster than usual. 

    Tips
    from dear Klairs
    • Apply to a clean face after cleansing and toner.
    • Can apply as spot treatment or apply all over the face and neck. 
    • Finish off with moisturizer. For sensitive skin types, can add a drop and mix with moisturizer before application.
    • Because even top-of-the-line vitamin C products can degrade from sun exposure, make sure you keep yours away from sunlight to preserve the formula.
    from AMW
    • Put it in fridge to prolong shelf life.
    • If you have sensitive skin, use it at nighttime.
    • Do a patch test before use.
    • Do not combine with other harsh treatments like peeling treatments.
    • Use sunblock with higher SPF protection.
    • Store in cool/dry place.
    • Combine with your favorite moisturizer if you have dry skin.
    • 2-3 drops are enough for the whole face and always follow up with moisturizer no matter what your skin type is.
    • Do not apply close to the eye area.

    Will I repurchase?
    It will take long for me to finish this bottle.

    To whom do I recommend this to?
    Those with dark spots or marks and those who wants to brighten up the skin.

    Where to purchase and how much?
    Available in all Beauty Bar stores nationwide priced at Php1,200.00.


    Photos

    Packaging
    a photo of dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Vitamin C Serum Review

    Even the dropper is clear so you'll get a nice view on how much product you get.


    a photo of dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Vitamin C Serum Review

    On days I apply a small amount all over my face, but most of the time, I like to "spot treat".  I apply a nice concentration on pimple marks and spots and it helps lighten up the scars in weeks or so.

    a photo of dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop Vitamin C Serum Review

    Overall, this is a nice product to add up on your current skincare regimen, but I personally think I don't need to use it as often.  I only like to add a drop or 2 on my current moisturizer just to add up Vitamin C to brighten up my skin making it glow.


    Have you tried other dear Klairs products?
    Do you have other recommendations for me to try and test?


    Keep smilin'
    Stay happy!
     

               Đến Hà Nội, HLV Eriksson thừa nhận sự thật về ĐT Việt Nam       Cache   Translate Page      
    Trao đổi với báo chí khi đặt chân tới Hà Nội, HLV Sven-Goran Eriksson thừa nhận, ĐT Việt Nam là ứng viên nặng ký nhất cho chức vô địch tại AFF Cup 2018 và cho biết, cuộc tái đấu giữa hai đội tại sân Mỹ Đình tới đây sẽ rất khó khăn cho ĐT Philippines.Bán kết lượt đi AFF Cup 2018, ĐT Philippines có lợi thế sân nhà nhưng đã không thể tạo ra thế trận như ý muốn trước ĐT Việt Nam. Thậm chí, họ còn chấp nhận thua với kết quả 1-2. Ngay sau khi trận đấu kết thúc, thầy trò Sven-Goran Eriksson đã lên đường sang Hà Nội với mong muốn có sự chuẩn bị tốt nhất...
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    Young girls dream to become beauty queens, role models and inspire people. Their thrust have always been so far to continue their cause to help generations of kids to get proper education, to speak to the youth and also inspire them so they could listen to their personal cause. This is the journey of Miss Teen Philippines.





    It has been a few years since this has happened, the last of which was in 2014. Back then, it was so hard to actually stage a production and aside from economic difficulties, they just didn’t have enough sponsors. With the resurgence of interest in pageants in the country, that has been solved. Miss Teen Philippines also has partnered with local government agencies, the DSWD, DepEd and the National Youth Commission as they too will also help with some of these agencies initiatives.




    As per Ms. Regine Angeles the Youth Empowerment Through Education Foundation Incorporated Director, they are looking for someone who is not just a pretty face, but leadership in promoting their cause so she too could be a role model for their peers. She also needs to have the vibe of the younger generation, she also has to be outgoing. Now there is another set of empowered ladies that will vie for the crown.



    First Miss Teen Philippines winner Stephanie Sol now has her MBA in Business. She is also a former GMA artist.


    They have to be 14 to 18, enrolled at school, and is a Filipino citizen. Yes they have adjusted the age a bit because of the gap between 13-18 which they did in the past. They will have to also pass small pageants in their own regions before they could go to Miss Teen Philippines, so there will have to be a lot to go through to get that crown. If you think it’s time to start your pageant journey, go to Facebook.com/missteenphilippinesofficial or send questions to inquiry@missteenphils.com.


    Regional search will start December 15 in different provinces around the country. Follow their channels so you can make sure you can join.


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    I have always marveled at the Toby's Sports Arena branch in Alabang Town Center and how they have traded some of their ordinary selling space into sports and recreational area where ordinary people could experience using their sports equipment, try on their merchandise before they purchase and do an intelligent decision, as Toby's cares much for its customers.

    How long has it been? Apparently, it's their 40th year in the business and they've done remarkable strides to stay lucrative in spite of the Philippines challenging retail landscape. Recently they have opened their new flagship store in BGC so they could serve more folks using their omnichannel experience approach as they continue to strive for excellence and employ world class retail standards. On November 28, they let celebrities, athletes, sports enthusiasts and members of the media experience the "Pinnacle of Sports" lead by the city Mayor Lani Cayetano. The star studded occasion  was attended by Ms. Christine Jacob-Sandejas, Miss International Kylie Verzosa, Adidas PH Country Manager Adrien Semblat, celebrities Bubbles Paraiso, Bobby Yan and Tessa Prieto-Valdes, plus athletes from the PBA, UAAP, and NCAA.



    The new branch in BGC boasts of a 1,000sqm of selling space, two-stories high, that has got an assortment of top of the line footwear, sports apparel and equipment. from the worlds best brands. Company President Mr. Toby Claudio says "We wanted to have people feel the pinnacle shopping experience in Metro Manila. We use cutting-edge technology, LED displays, interactive touch screens, RFID so we could display information on our products. We have the PLAYZone for events and sports clinics, a basketball court, shooting machines where we give prizes to top scorers. We also have the LAUNCHZone. As its names suggests, the LAUNCHZone to do product launches and innovations from top sports brands. They will also do curated installations, VIP events and athlete appearances to better suit the taste of sports fans in the country.



    The second level will house the Tobys Custom Lab which does apparel customization services. So if you need full custom uniforms and jerseys, they have this already inside the store. Other services like the Run Signature Analysis that measures the bodys natural running characteristics will also be there to fit you into the perfect shoe anytime, anyday!


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              The 6th Anilao Underwater Shootout      Cache   Translate Page      






    Underwater photography has always been an awesome niche that I haven’t touched on because for starters, the equipment you need to take shots underwater come at a pretty hefty price and two, I can’t swim. I am a bit sad because our country has the most diverse underwater subjects, creatures, wrecks and just about any fish there is in the ocean and to be in the midst of all these things and not see them at the same time, is just a whole lot of frustration for me. Good thing some of the most amazing photographers from around the world are converging in Mabini Batangas for the 6th Edition of the Anilao Underwater Shootout. This is a competition organized by the Department of Tourism in cooperation with the Local Goverment of Mabini Batangas and the Resort Owners Association of Mabini (ROAM).





    Mind you last year they have had 175 participants from 17 different countries like Singapore, China, Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, Turkey, Portugal, USA, Switzerland, Germany, Hong Kong, France, Australia, Canada and the Philippines. It was won by Lilian Koh a female photograper from Singapore (Open Class Champion) and PJ Aristorenas from the Philippines who got his Macro shot of a skeleton shrimp win first place.





    The prize is not a joke. They’ve got 40,000 US dollars worth of dive packages, diving and photography equipment, gears and accessories. This is part of the reason why they have exceeded the number of participants this year. It’s like the Grand Prix of underwater photography, running from November 28 til December 1, 2018. They had to go through hundreds of photos to choose the champion this year, and boy they didn’t disappoint!






    Asec Roberto Alabado III says “For this competition it will showcase our country, our dive spots, as a sustainable tourism destination. Last year, we had about 12% our GDP contributed to tourism. For this year we have 241 participants who come from 24 countries so this is like a mini UN scene you’re seeing.”


    Check out the highlights of my trip and the event here!





    The judges include John Thet, Ellen Cuylaerts, William Tan, Indra Swari and famed underwater genius Laurent Ballesta. They look at the manner people dive, the quality of the photos, to show the beauty of the animal, to showcase the beauty of Anilao. The judges even said they wanted to learn because the standard here is high. The silent rule is, a right photo is better than a good photo so there will be almost no photo manipulation as we have to be strict about it. True enough there were amazing, it has to be different, to wow, not just taking photographs. A lot of these photographers were inspired so they all came out with beautiful photos. They are all shot naturally, stunning even in their own environment. Every year the competition is getting tougher and the photographers are getting even more skilled, but they never forget nature. The support coming from the resorts are all making this successful because even with that increase of contestants, they still were able to accommodate it. The Department of Tourism is planning to duplicate this in other provinces because this one is successful, so I am really excited about the other emerging sites like Leyte, Dumaguete, and other provinces.


    Ellen Cuylaerts says “I was blown away by the diversity, I go from one place to another and say wow again just in Anilao. Everybody works together in making sure this is sustainable, I am glad I am excited until now for you to see what they got from just one place.”


    Willam Tan adds “I just arrived yesterday and I dived once and I have seen a lot of creatures that I have never seen before, even if this isn’t my first time, I would be happy to go back!”


    Now that it has been a very successful installment this 2018, they have no where to go but up! I am also excited about what the DOT and Dive Philippines has planned for the other parts of the country that have not yet been developed as a diving destination. We really have so much promise, and their people are exemplary in hosting this event, the whole DOT and local government wants this same successful hosting to be replicated in other provinces so they too could be dive havens like Anilao. Make it happen, make it happen real soon!





    Thank you so much Dive Philippines and Department of Tourism! This was so much fun for photography people like me, the prizes and the experience is just amazing! Hope to see you next year!




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              The rise of populist nationalist leaders is a turning point for global climate talks      Cache   Translate Page      
    The election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil is a turning point for the global politics of climate change.

    The election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil not only marks the rise of another populist nationalist leader on the world stage. It’s also a turning point for the global politics of climate change.

    When the new president takes office in January 2019, by my estimate at least 30 percent of global emissions will be generated from democracies governed by populist nationalist leaders.

    As climate policymakers meet at this week’s UN climate conference in Poland (a country itself governed by a populist nationalist party) people who care about achieving the Paris Agreement goal should push for and develop new strategies for advancing policies to reduce emissions within countries headed by these leaders.

    Populism and cutting national emissions

    What is populist nationalism? Although both populism and nationalism are contested terms, political scientist Francis Fukuyama, offers this tidy synthesis of the characteristics associated with populist nationalists leaders in democracies.

    Firstly, these leaders define “the people” narrowly to refer to a single national identity which is oftentimes anti-elitist. Secondly, they promote policies which are popular among their selected people, or base of support, in the short term but may not be in the long-term economic, social or environmental interests of the country. Thirdly, populist nationalists are expert at capitalizing on their supporters’ cultural fears about a loss of status in society.

    Over the past five years there have been several populist electoral victories in countries that are among the highest emitters of greenhouse gases. This includes the U.S., India, Indonesia, Mexico, Poland and the Philippines. While these regimes each represent a different brand of populist nationalism, they exhibit the basic characteristics I’ve just described.

    From my perspective as a scholar focused on global energy and climate policies, it’s clear that the political structure of populist nationalism makes introducing policies to reduce, or mitigate, emissions in democracies difficult.

    Mitigation policies require leaders to expend short-term political capital for long-term economic and environmental gains. However, populists have shown a particularly strong disinterest for doing so, particularly if those short-term costs would affect their prioritized group of the people.

    Perhaps the clearest example of this is President Donald Trump’s unwinding of the Clean Power Plan. It may bring short-term benefits to his base, which includes coal miners and related interests, but it is not aligned with long-term energy market trends in the U.S. toward natural gas, wind and solar for generating electricity and away from coal.

    Resistant to global pressure

    Secondly, as several country-level case studies have shown, developing policies to reduce national emissions is often a top-down and elite-driven activity. This is particularly true in high-emitting middle-income democracies like Mexico or Indonesia. In these countries, mitigation policies, like carbon taxes, have not emerged by way of large scale social movements but by top-down policy processes supported by international donors and nongovernment actors. In these countries, climate mitigation is at risk of being overridden by policies with more popular appeal.

    In a forthcoming paper on Mexico, a colleague and I investigate incoming President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO’s) mitigation policy. The AMLO administration has publicly committed to reduce emissions through a little-known set of carbon pricing policies, while at the same time responding to a popular demand to reduce fuel prices by increasing domestic oil refining. In the contest between the top-down mitigation policy and the widespread popular demands for low gasoline prices, it is likely that the latter will take priority.

    A third issue relates to the international governance of climate mitigation. Under the Paris Agreement, governments are asked to progressively ratchet up their emission reduction goals. This mechanism assumes political leaders will respond to international pressure to increase their ambition. However, populist nationalists have shown that they are not motivated by international reactions to their climate policies.

    Take Indonesian President Joko Widodo, for instance, who was elected into office in 2014. As I have described elsewhere, one of his first moves in office was to shut down a US$1 billion mitigation policy program funded by the Norwegian government. This decision to close the agency breached the bilateral agreement between Indonesia and Norway, and points to the disregard shown by some of these leaders to international political pressure.

    As these short anecdotes suggest, the mechanism by which populist nationalists hold and retain political power makes it difficult to introduce climate mitigation policies. Their interest is to prioritize short-term programs which favor their select group of the people, rather than longer-term mitigating policies which have widespread economic and environmental benefits. Also, because they don’t comply with traditional norms of international relations, it will not be possible to coerce this group into meeting the Paris Agreement goals.

    However, there are some ways countries that want to make reach consensus on global climate policies can better engage these leaders.

    Ways to engage

    As a starting point, it is important to emphasize the short-term benefits of climate mitigation policy to populists.

    I believe policymakers and advocates would be well-served in drawing attention to how clean energy may bring multiple short-term benefits to the people on whose support these leaders rely, including lowering domestic air pollution, low cost energy, improved health outcomes and less reliance on foreign fuel imports. Indeed on some of these points, Bolsonaro, has recently said that he will increase the country’s hydropower and nuclear capacity.

    Further, recent research suggests the cultural dimension of populist nationalism is of central importance. Rather than reducing emissions and tackling global climate change, it may be better to frame mitigation as part of a large-scale effort towards modernization; that is, modernizing energy systems, transportation systems and infrastructure. A narrative built around modernization, highlighting the economic and societal benefits for all, may resonate more with the disaffected middle classes who have led the rise of populist nationalism.

    At the international level too there may be some approaches to ensuring the international governance regime continues in the face of this current wave of populist nationalism. As scholars David Victor and Bruce Joneshave recently argued, it may be useful to form small groups – or clubs – of countries which share similar interests to focus on clean technology and policy innovation. Focusing on shared interests within small clubs may work better than trying to push populist nationalists to comply with broad international agreements.

    Populist nationalist leaders, like Bolsonaro, are the consequence of deeply entrenched economic, political and cultural shifts that have occurred in democracies over decades. These leaders, in other words, are likely to be a feature of democratic politics for some time into the future.

    To continue to make progress on global climate agreements, I think it’s crucial that negotiating countries meet national populist leaders on their own terms for ongoing attempts to save the climate.

     

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    November 27, 2018- GRAVITY INTERACTIVE, an online and mobile games publisher based in North America, revealed today the launch of a Closed Beta Test event for an upcoming release ofRagnarok Online 2 PH in the Philippines and additional regions within South East Asia.

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    BDO Unibank Inc. is the Philippines’ strongest bank for 2018, according to The Asian Banker Strongest Banks By Balance Sheet list.

    The Asian Banker Strongest Banks By Balance Sheet is an annual assessment of the financial and business performance of the banking industry in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa region. The banks are rated on a scale of 0-5 in six areas, namely: the ability to scale, balance sheet growth, risk profile, profitability, asset quality, and liquidity.

    "The top 20 strongest banks in the Asia Pacific region included 10 Hong Kong banks, four Chinese banks, two Singapore banks, and one each from Australia, Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, and New Zealand. Banks in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia achieved the highest weighted average strength score, at 4.10, 3.51 and 3.34 out of 5, respectively, except for Brunei, which has only one bank on the list," The Asian Banker said in a statement.

    This recognition follows BDO's Mortgage Product of the Year Award at the recently held The Asian Banker Philippines Country Awards 2018. The award recognized the Bank's extensive network as the main driver of its consumer loans business.

    BDO has a network of more than 1,000 branches nationwide, the widest in the country. Through this network, the Bank is able to tap opportunities in high-growth areas as well as promote financial inclusion.

              Team Lakay Honored in Baguio City's Champion Parade      Cache   Translate Page      


    Wazzup Pilipinas!

    Team Lakay were honored with a Champions Parade last Sunday, 2 December. Members of the world champion martial arts stable took to the streets of Baguio City in a motorcade to celebrate their achievements in 2018.

    In attendance were ONE Championship superstars including ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, and ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio.

    Accompanying the ONE World Champions were teammates Honorio “The Rock” Banario, Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly, Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, as well as Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao, among others.
    Official photos of the Champions Parade can be found at this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1cdf4mRkvrIxL5Ma74Zg_fVaKM3pXsHlK?usp=sharing

    Eduard Folayang, ONE Lightweight World Champion, stated:

    “We are just normal citizens of Baguio City with big dreams. We worked hard to achieve our goals and now we’re here. We believe the Cordilleran can compete with anyone in the world and we have what it takes to be the best in our chosen field. Hard work and dedication is all it takes to achieve success. The great thing about martial arts is that it’s not just about fighting, it’s about living. Martial arts is a way of life. It’s our way of life. It’s pushing through adversity, taking on any challenge and using the human spirit to achieve victory.”

    Kevin Belingon, ONE Bantamweight World Champion, stated:

    “I just want to thank everyone for the support. It means a lot to the team, and it means a lot to me. Thank you to the city of Baguio for organizing this motorcade for us. Thank you for the continued support for all martial artists and athletes here in Baguio and the Cordilleras. It is an honor to hold this belt in front of you all. It is an honor to be your champion.”

    Geje Eustaquio, ONE Flyweight World Champion, stated:

    “We always say at Team Lakay that champions are not born, they are made. But we were made because of the people of Baguio City. We never claim victory as our own. This has always been the fruit of teamwork -- the people behind the scenes: our family, our fans and supporters, sponsors and Filipinos all over the world. We feed off your positive energy and it serves as inspiration for us. We would never be able to achieve all that we have without your support. There are more victories to come, and together, we can reach all of our goals.”

    Joshua Pacio, ONE Strawweight World Champion, stated:

    “Thank you everyone for all the support and prayers. It’s a happy time in Baguio City, where we can celebrate all our victories as one. This isn’t just our triumphs, but also the triumph of the entire Cordilleras. We pour in all the hard work, to improve and to keep getting better. We train during holidays, weekends, and sacrifice so much to bring glory to our country and to our city. But we could never have any success without your love and support. This year, we proved that the Philippines is world-class in martial arts. Next year, we plan to do the same again.”
    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.

              Gary V Reaches Out to Share Love to his Kababayans in Albay      Cache   Translate Page      

    Wazzup Pilipinas!

    Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano visited his hometown in Camalig, Albay last November 29 to give back to his kababayans through a series of medical, dental, optical missions, and wheelchair distribution. The said program was made possible through the partnership between CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, and Shining Light Foundation, Inc.

    Valenciano went up close and personal to the beneficiaries by visiting them as they had their doctor’s check-ups. He also led the distribution of school supplies to the students of Camalig North Central School.

    “It has always been my heart’s desire to meet with beneficiaries face-to-face. It fuels me to continue in entertaining and blessing people,” Valenciano shared.




    After the students watched an episode of CBN Asia’s children’s animated series, Superbook, Valenciano treated the residents of Camalig in a mini concert. He did not only entertain the audience but also encouraged them by sharing his personal battle against sickness.

    Valenciano, who has been a partner of Operation Blessing for over 20 years expressed how grateful he is for the opportunity he had been given to bless others. “This is the perfect organization to be a part of. When you talk about Operation Blessing, you are talking about an organization that would not be around for that long if they are not doing things the right way,” he added. He shared how amazed he is to see a network of doctors and volunteers coming together to have a huge impact in a community.

    For Valenciano, giving back to his hometown is his way of serving God. “I do not really need to do this, but I’m driven to do it. If I can go out of my way to go to far-off places, to speak, touch, and reach out to people, then I would gladly do it,” he said.
              DOE Partners with PUP for Institutional Capacity Building      Cache   Translate Page      

    Wazzup Pilipinas!

    Department of Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, Undersecretary Raul B. Aguilos, Mr. Pascualito Beltran Gatan, Vice President for Branches and Campuses along with Dr. Junithesmer D. Rosales, Dean of the PUP Graduate School were present for the signing the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the conduct of MPA for DOE employees on Monday, 3 December 2018.

    Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) on Monday (3 December) at the DOE Multi-Purpose Building.

    Under the MOA, PUP will conduct post-graduate classes for qualified DOE employees for its Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA). DOE in turn, will transfer PhP 4,199,958 to PUP to cover tuition fees, miscellaneous fees and honorarium of professors and lecturers.

    Secretary Cusi said, “It is our intent to further enhance the future leaders of the Department. On the technical aspect of capacity building, we are continuously updating our knowledge through local and foreign trainings, especially for modern technologies. Through this MOA, we aim to nurture a primed workforce that is adept in the administrative aspect of our day-to-day operations. This would ease our processes within the Department, ensuring that we will be able to serve the public more efficiently and at a higher standard.”