Trump warned Erdogan in letter: ‘Don’t be a tough guy’ or ‘a fool’ 0 SHARES Share it! The letter tried to persuade Erdogan to reverse a decision to invade Syria that Erdogan told Trump about in an Oct 6 phone call. He said he had confidentially enclosed to Erdogan a copy of a letter Mazloum had sent him. Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!” said Trump.
October 16, 2019 21:33 UTC
Brazil’s Bolsonaro attacking basic human rights, says HRW 0 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy Agence France-PresseBrazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is attacking basic human rights and putting the country’s democracy at risk, Human Rights Watch warned Wednesday in a scathing assessment of the far-right leader. “What we see President Bolsonaro doing is frontally attacking with his rhetoric and his policies the most basic human rights,” Roth told AFP in Sao Paulo. In early September, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet expressed concern over “a narrowing of the democratic space” in Brazil. “Many autocrats around the world try to place themselves above the law, they say ‘I was elected, I don’t need to follow the law, I don’t need to respect human rights’.
October 16, 2019 21:11 UTC
CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Gov. ‘Special powers’A separate resolution also asked Congress to grant special powers to President Duterte to address the traffic situation in Cebu. This resolution also highlighted the need to fast-track the proposed mass transportation projects in Cebu, including the Bus Rapid Transit and the train system. Board member Glenn Soco, who authored the resolution declaring a “traffic crisis” in Cebu, cited a Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) study, which pegged the economic losses in the province at P1.1 billion daily because of traffic congestion. But he said the budgetary demands and fiscal allocations for the expressway were not enough for a “speedy completion.”ADVERTISEMENTWith the declaration of a traffic crisis, Soco also wanted all sectors to start discussions and be involved in finding solutions.
October 16, 2019 21:00 UTC
One person is missing in the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry: the whistleblower 0 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy ReutersWASHINGTON – Democratic lawmakers leading an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump have heard days of testimony from a parade of senior government officials. But they have yet to hear from the whistleblower who sparked the probe – and may never do. They have attributed some of that concern to statements by Trump, who calls the inquiry a sham and has suggested the whistleblower committed treason. In the complaint since made public, the whistleblower said the information about the call came from White House officials.
October 16, 2019 21:00 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — The Makati Business Club (MBC) on Wednesday expressed hope that the release of a report on the recount of votes in the 2016 vice presidential elections would lead to the junking of Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s protest case against Vice President Leni Robredo. Acting as Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), the high court required the parties to comment on the recount results within 20 days. Marcos, who lost to Robredo by 263,473 votes, had sought a vote recount in the pilot provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental. Marcos Jr. also “did not act on the measure now known as the Bangsamoro Organic Law” when he was a senator, Hataman added. “Vice President Robredo won the hearts of the people of ARMM, and won the region’s vote alongside President Duterte,” he added.
October 16, 2019 20:26 UTC
ADVERTISEMENTMagalong investigated the Nov. 29, 2013, drug sting operation as head of the police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG). I don’t know why suddenly [Panelo] engaged as being the spokesman of Albayalde,” Gordon told reporters over the phone. That is being disrespectful because we are still in the process of investigation.”Gordon added: “Maybe he should have appeared as counsel of Albayalde. “It’s a fact that the President said, ‘I don’t want to stumble again in appointing [a new PNP chief].’ That was a very clear shot across the bow of Albayalde,” Gordon said. As for Baloyo and the others, Gordon said they were not considering the possibility of recommending state protection for them.
The TRB last adjusted SLEx toll rates in 2011, according to Ang. SMC Tollways is the operator of most expressways in the country, including SLEx and Skyway. “The regular process of having toll discounts or imposing fines will continue regardless of what SMC (Tollways) is saying. Ang questioned the motive of those who were seeking a suspension or discount on SLEx toll. “Before the holiday season, there will no longer be heavy traffic on SLEx northbound and southbound,” he said.
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is losing P232 billion ($4.5 billion) each year due to malnutrition, which is partly driven by the increasing availability of processed food, especially to poor families, according to estimates by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef). In its 2019 State of the World’s Children Report, Unicef said that as urban populations grew and food systems became highly globalized, people’s access to processed food also increased. Dr. Rene Galera, a Unicef nutrition specialist, pointed out that because of undernourishment, children suffered from long-term developmental delays. Calibo acknowledged that poverty was indeed a major reason children were often fed processed food, such as instant noodles. He said that due to this lifestyle, poor children were at greater risk of developing chronic ailments.
SpaceX seeking many more satellites for space-based internet grid 0 SHARES Share it! A SpaceX request for 12,000 satellites had already been approved. SpaceX launched the first 60 satellites in May and says the constellation will be operational for Canada and the northern US next year. These can be rocket stages, inactive satellites, space junk and other things. The company says it has ways of “deorbiting” faulty satellites and keeping them from colliding with other satellites.
October 16, 2019 19:52 UTC
MANILA, Philippines – University of Batangas tries to complete the semis cast when it goes for a repeat over winless NCBA today in the PG Flex Linoleum-UCBL at the Olivarez College gym in Parañaque City. Match is at 2 p.m. with the UB Brahmans determined to end their three-game losing run in order to join early semifinalists Diliman College, Centro Escolar and Olivarez College. CEU hopes to end its elims campaign on a winning note versus Lyceum-Batangas at 12 noon.
October 16, 2019 19:39 UTC
MANILA, Philippines – The Quezon City government plans to provide oral polio vaccines to 274,785 children below five years old before the end of the year, Mayor Joy Belmonte said yesterday. An initial report submitted by the city health office showed that around 4,008 children from District 1 and 9,624 children in District 2 received three doses of oral polio vaccine. The city health office will conduct a second round of vaccinations from the last week of November until the first week of December. Belmonte called on Quezon City residents to ensure the health of their children by having them vaccinated against polio. The city health department, which has given 13,811 children the oral polio vaccine since the nationwide vaccination campaign started last Monday, said it would continue with house visits to administer the vaccine to children under five years old.
October 16, 2019 19:13 UTC
“When an opportunity to do something different came up, he was there.”Paco’s dad agrees: “Paco just had the passion to sell, so I had to support him,” and HSBC Premier made some of their dreams come true. Fortunately, HSBC Premier was available for them. How does the HSBC Premier program work? The three featured HSBC Premier members each represented one of the tiers. “This is how we take care of our children’s future,” say Erica and Bea, offering a path of safety and protection.
October 16, 2019 17:43 UTC
MANILA, Philippines – San Beda seeks to sweep its way straight to the finals while Lyceum of the Philippines University looks to prevent it as the old rivals collide today in what could be a sneak preview of the finals of the 95th NCAA basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. Unbeaten and unflappable in 17 games, the Lions try to complete the sweep in their 4 p.m. tussle with the Pirates whom they defeated, 88-73, in the first round. A victory would propel San Beda straight to the best-of-three finale while reducing the Final Four into a stepladder semifinal round. But San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez expects a tough match.
October 16, 2019 17:03 UTC
MANILA, Philippines – Fancied import Manny Harris hit the ground running for NLEX, firing 45 big points as he powered the Road Warriors to a 117-111 victory over Columbian Dyip and into solo second in the PBA Governors’ Cup last night at the Ynares Center in Antipolo. Later, Blackwater got a huge lift from the returning Marqus Blakely and Mac Belo to turn back all-Filipino finalist Magnolia , 95-89, and go 2-3. The Hotshots, who played without the injured Romeo Travis (ankle), slipped to back-to-back losses for 3-3. Perez (21), Jackson Corpuz (20) and Khapri Alston (19-17) shared the offensive burden for the Dyip, who dropped to 3-3. With Harris providing the spark, the Road Warriors took off to a fiery start and seized an early 16-2 margin.
October 16, 2019 17:03 UTC