ABOARD A 'SIKLESA'The Manila Hotel spearheads Visita IntramurosBy ARLO CUSTODIOhome/Lifestyle/Destinations/The Manila Hotel spearheads Visita IntramurosThe success of this year’s Visita Iglesia around the Walled City of Intramuros during the Holy Week reawakened awe and interest in the bulwark of Philippine history and culture. On June 12, in time of the 121st Philippine Independence Day celebrations, The Manila Hotel, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and IA launched Visita Intramuros taking the media on a tour that heralds a curated journey to the country’s glorious past. In-house guests can enjoy a 15-percent discount on the tour prices as well as the Filipino Tea at the hotel lobby. Lina said that the tour program is designed to enable hotel guests experience the rich history of the Great Walls of Intramuros and the Grand Dame. A newly curated museum that houses the collections of The Manila Hotel that reflects the history of the Grand Dame.
NBA draft focuses on WilliamsonBy ASSOCIATED PRESShome/Sports/Top Sports/NBA draft focuses on WilliamsonNEW YORK: Zion Williamson smiled his way through nearly half an hour of questions, trying to portray himself like any player just hoping to be drafted. Suddenly, a tall, thin newcomer pushed his way to the front of the shoulder-to-shoulder swarm surrounding Williamson and shot down that idea. NBA teams are discouraged from announcing who they will pick, and the Pelicans confirmed nothing to Williamson when he visited recently. “They just told me that maybe they’ll draft me and I’m a good player or something,” Williamson said. His sledgehammer slams were good for college, but Williamson wants to be known for more than his above-the-rim game in the pros.
17 killed in Burkina Faso attackOUAGADOUGOU: Jihadist fighters killed 17 civilians in a nighttime raid on a village in the troubled north of Burkina Faso, Defence Minister Cheriff Sy said Wednesday. “An armed terrorist group carried out an attack against the civil population in the village of Belehede” overnight Tuesday, Sy said. “The attack caused 17 deaths,” he added in a statement. A “massive” military operation is underway to find the attackers and secure the area, Sy added, calling on the population to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity.
La Salle books ticket to Premier Cup finalshome/Sports/Top Sports/La Salle books ticket to Premier Cup finalsEncho Serrano powered De La Salle University’s thrashing of an undermanned Lyceum of the Philippines University, 82-80, that allowed the Archers to enter the finals of the 2019 FilOil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup on Thursday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. Their small lineup gave us problem but luckily we got the job done,” said La Salle head coach Gian Nazario. David had 13 markers and Caduyac 10 for the Pirates, who missed the services of Cameroonian center Mike Nzeusseu and guard Jaycee Marcelino. In the second semifinal game at press time, unbeaten San Beda University and Adamson University are clashing for the last ticket to the finals. Earlier in the juniors division, defending champ San Beda and Nazareth School of National University (NSNU) crushed separate foes to arrange a finals date.
MH17 shooters must face justice – PompeoWASHINGTON, D.C.: Moscow must ensure that those charged with murder over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 face justice, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, after international investigators accused three Russians and a Ukrainian over the disaster. The trial of the four men with military and intelligence links will start in the Netherlands in March next year, although they are likely to be tried in absentia as neither Russia nor Ukraine extradites their nationals. They would be the first people to face justice over the catastrophe five years ago in which 298 people died.
80 houses gutted by fire in CebuBy RHEA RUTH ROSELLhome/News/Regions/80 houses gutted by fire in CebuCEBU CITY: Fire gutted at least 80 houses in a residential slum area in Sitio Ibabao, Barangay Pusok, in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on Thursday. Senior Fire Officer 2 Climaco Salisid of the Lapu-Lapu City Fire Department said they received the fire alarm at 5:41 a.m. This was raised to second alarm at 5:45 a.m. and to third alarm at 6:20 a.m., he added. Salisid said the blaze came from the house of Gina Rosales, who was not around when the fire broke out. According to Salisid, Rosales was in Bohol and her house was padlocked.
First, a sketchy introduction to Njel who wears black patches under his eyes that make people very curious. It was in 2016 when Jake broke up with his 31-year-old model-girlfriend Sara Grace Kelly. Jake and 2016 Miss International Kylie Verzosa: Only in the ‘dating stage’ for seven months now. Kylie: Better (by Khalid). Jake: Better (by Khalid).
June 20, 2019 16:00 UTC
Some officials in Manila initially blamed Chinese sailors for deliberately ramming the boat and leaving Filipino fishermen stranded at sea. Dumpsite of the worldCampaigners are also urging ASEAN leaders to tackle the mounting problem of plastic and electronic waste – much of it imported from Western nations and accumulating in Southeast Asia. They called for ASEAN countries to ban the export of waste “from anywhere in the world into the region,” Tara said. The ASEAN summit, which kicks off Saturday with a foreign ministers meeting, has not put the waste issue on its agenda. In March, ASEAN environment ministers drafted the “Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris,” the first-ever region-wide attempt to tackle plastic waste clogging its waters.
June 20, 2019 15:56 UTC
PAL is 2019 ‘Most Improved Airline in the World’ – Skytrax 0 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy Emmie V. AbadillaPhilippine Airlines (PAL) won the “World’s Most Improved Airline Award” for 2019, besting 350 carriers all over the globe in terms of improving its product and service quality. And Skytrax re-certified PAL as a 4-Star Global Airline based on comprehensive quality audits performed last December 2018 and January 2019. The annual World Airline Awards, established by Skytrax in 1999, is internationally recognized as the “Oscars” of the aviation industry to recognize the best-performing airlines. In 2018, Philippine Airlines garnered the first-ever “4-Star Global Airline” rating from Skytrax for a Philippine carrier, along with the “2nd Most Improved Airline” and “Top 30 cleanest cabin” awards from Skytrax.
June 20, 2019 13:52 UTC
Pilmico taps rice husk as fuel for sustainability 0 SHARES Share it! Bunker fuel is the most common fuel resource; unfortunately, it is also non-renewable. In an effort to reduce consumption, beginning November of 2016 Pilmico began using rice husks, a by-product of rice mills from rice production, as an alternative to bunker fuel. On its first year of implementation, Pilmico was able to save almost half of its bunker fuel use which continued on until 2018, where fuel savings increased further by another 26%. Through this the company’s production process has seen a significant improvement, cutting fuel use by more than 60%.
June 20, 2019 13:52 UTC
Romualdez bats for more budget for AFP modernization, programs for soldier’s families 0 SHARES Share it! He vowed to consult with top military officials on the much-needed measures to address the concerns of soldiers and their families. Joining President Duterte and Romualdez during the military camp visit were newly-elected Sen. Bong Go and Presidential Adviser for the Visayas Michael Dino. The first phase of the AFP modernization plan, which covered the years 2013 to 2017, was allocated at least P85 billion. Last week, Romualdez joined President Duterte in the latter’s surprise visit to the NAIA, where the Chief Executive issued directives to ease congestion at the country’s premier airport.
June 20, 2019 13:41 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) would not just close establishments polluting Manila Bay, they would also order a full shutdown of their operations. DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda said Thursday they are set to enforce “no-nonsense” enforcement of laws against establishments polluting the Manila Bay. He added that the business permits of polluting establishments will be temporarily suspended until they can comply with the clean water act and all environmental laws. For as long as you are polluting the bay, your operations will be closed. Early this year, several establishments were tagged as Manila Bay polluters and were slapped with cease-and-desist orders (CDOs) by the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA).
Source:Philippine Daily Inquirer
June 20, 2019 13:40 UTC
Parytlist bloc puts on hold speakership voting, will await Duterte’s June 28 announcement 0 SHARES Share it! It was our consensus to await for President Duterte’s announcement on June 28,” said Romero. Before the Tuesday event, the chief executive said he will not interfere in the choice for speaker, saying that the congressmen must choose their leader. Marcoleta said Romero was given the blanket authority to “negotiate” with the speakership bets and determine what each can offer the PCFI. The choice for speaker was reduced by the PCFI to three candidates, namely: Reps. Lord Allan Velasco (PDP-Laban, Marinduque); Alan Peter Cayetano (NP, Taguig) and Romualdez.
June 20, 2019 13:30 UTC
Deputy Speaker Garin seeks passage of proposed Philippine Mango Development Act in the 18th Congress 0 SHARES Share it! “The goal of the [Philippine] Mango Development Act is to revitalize the Philippine Mango industry and protect the welfare of our local mango growers. This includes access to post-harvest, storage and distribution/transport facilities,” Garin, who authored House Bill 3538 or the proposed Philippine Mango Development Act, said in a statement. The bill provides an initial allocation of P500 million for the implementation of the proposed Act and shall serve as the Philippine Mango Development Fund. Citing Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Garin noted that the rate of mango production has fluctuated since as early as 2015.
June 20, 2019 13:18 UTC
Pangilinan wants the Coast Guard to escort Filipino fishermen in Recto Bank 0 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy Mario CasayuranOpposition Senator Francis N. Pangilinan said Thursday the Philippine Coast Guard should escort all Filipino fishermen in Recto Bank to secure their livelihood in our seas. It noted that the Filipino fishermen were saved by a Vietnamese boat hours after the ramming. The Filipino fishermen were then in their life vests or were clinging to damaged parts of their boats. Prioritizing the interest of foreign offenders while brushing off what happened to our fishermen, victims of lying foreigners.’’
June 20, 2019 13:18 UTC