MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte’s war on drugs got a touch of Hollywood as American actor Stephen Baldwin expressed support for the controversial crackdown. Baldwin backed Duterte’s campaign to protect the youth from illicit drugs during a meeting with the President on Wednesday, presidential aide Christopher Go said yesterday. “The President explained that he was only trying to implement what he promised during the presidential campaign: to fight illegal drugs, put an end to corruption and restore peace and security in the country. The drug war, which has left more than 4,000 people dead, earned both praise and criticism here and abroad. “The President responded that as long as Bieber believes in the sanctity of marriage, Baldwin has nothing to worry about,” Go said.
In separate applications, PSALM asked the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to allow it to recover P5.23 billion in SCC and P11.8 billion in SD for calendar year 2017. “The issuance of provisional authority for this petition will enable PSALM to immediately recover SCC, and use the UC-SCC proceeds to service maturing loan obligations that were incurred for the eligible IPP contracts. Provisional approval of this SCC will also reduce refinancing requirements of PSALM to service these maturing obligations, thus lessening additional borrowing costs,” PSALM said. In the same application, PSALM asked the ERC to approve its true-up adjustment of the UC-SCC for 2007 to 2013 to recover P5.95 billion for the remittance period covering April 1, 2013 to Dec. 1, 2017. This would redound to the benefit of electricity end-users due to reduced borrowing costs, effectively reducing the UC burden,” PSALM said.
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) yesterday launched a three-way pageant aimed at finding advocacy ambassadors who will communicate correct information about HIV/AIDS in behalf of the agency. Dubbed “Lhive Free: Redvocates,” the pageant is a P15-million innovative campaign to curb the rising incidence of HIV/AIDS in the country. According to Gerald Belimac, DOH Philippine National AIDS Council program manager, a three-way pageant means there will be three categories: for men, women and transgender aged between 20 and 26, and with good communication skills. Belimac said the government developed the new campaign as HIV/AIDS continues to spread among Filipinos, especially the youth. “We do not discriminate, anybody can join even people with HIV as long they are committed to help the DOH campaign,” Belimac said.
He had one bad game which is the first game (in the semis). He played really well today, very smart, very unselfish and he helped us win,” said Scratchers coach Charles Tiu. So it’s not just my effort but their own effort also,” said Banal, the seventh player to log a triple-double in the league. 4 Centro Escolar U, behind Rich Guinitaran and Orlan Wamar, waylaid top seed Che’Lu Bar and Grill, 83-78, to force a sudden death in their side of the best-of-three series. Guinitaran hit a triple at the 42.3 mark to shatter a 76-all count then Wamar struck with a jumper for a five-point cushion with 16.7 seconds remaining.
One of these is the pretty and talented American singer and songwriter Sabrina Carpenter. As a singer, Sabrina, who was actually discovered in the talent search, The Next Miley Cyrus Project, has released two albums, Eyes Wide Open and EVOLution. And so do keep in mind the Sabrina Carpenter dates in Manila this month. And all that Sabrina fans have to do to get access to the showcase event is to purchase a copy of Sabrina Carpenter’s Limited Edition Fanzine at the venue. The Top 20 albums are: Scorpion by Drake; Rolling Papers 2 by Wiz Khalifa; beerbongs & bentleys by Post Malone; ?
MANILA, Philippines — A Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) officer was killed in an ambush in Sta. When Delfin’s Adventure hit a Grab taxi, the assailant stopped his motorcycle, reloaded his gun and shot the victim repeatedly, Bautista said. Delfin’s widow said she has no idea if her husband had enemies. A source at the BJMP told The STAR that Delfin survived an ambush in 2002. Anicete said the two hitmen served time in prison but were released.
And let’s face it, Spy was a brilliant, self-aware spoof of the spy film genre, even winning the Empire Award for Best Comedy that year. The action comedy gives us two Jane Bonds who perpetually get away with no training or expertise. I was surprised by how Susanna wanted to emphasize the action over the comedy. If Audrey is the fish out of water, Morgan is water itself, free flowing with the jokes and non sequiturs, and adapting to any situation with bravado and attitude. The movie is low-brow comedy that works in places, and Kate is a hoot.
“I was introduced to badminton when I was in first grade by my dad who was also my coach,” Mark told Funfare. At 13, he won his first Philippines national title in the Open category of Men’s Singles, beating all other male players regardless of age. As a junior badminton player in the Philippines, he was the recipient of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Award for his badminton successes and prowess. He was the winner of multiple National Championships, at both adult and junior level, while competing against players many years older than him, and his international titles included first place finishes at the Li Ning Singapore Youth International, the Australia Junior International, and at the Swiss Junior International. 1 in the US in Men’s Singles, No.
MANILA, Philippines — Instead of destroying smuggled luxury vehicles, why not just distribute them to the police and the military for their use? Sen. Panfilo Lacson made this point Wednesday, saying seized illegally imported cars and motorcyles can be used by the security forces for their surveillance and covert operations. Lacson said that no one would suspect that a surveillance team is inside a roaming luxury car. Around P297 million in smuggled luxury cars and motorcycles were destroyed. Duterte said destroying luxury vehicles would prevent syndicates and smugglers from buying them at a lower price during an auction.
August 02, 2018 10:07 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee on Thursday approved "in principle" the Duterte administration’s proposed corporate tax reform program. Corporate tax reform, filed as House Bill 745, comprises Package 2 of the Duterte administration’s Comprehensive Tax Reform Program. The proposal is also known as TRAIN 2, after the name of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion law. Speaking to reporters, Rep. Dakila Cua (Quirino) said the House is working “double time” to pass the bill. The Department of Finance is targeting to introduce in July this year the rest of the tax reform packages that mainly cover property and capital income taxation.
August 02, 2018 09:33 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — Beijing has sent one of its most advanced search-and-rescue ships on the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, according to a report. According to China Daily, the Chinese rescue that will be stationed on Subi Reef has a heliport that can accommodate medium-sized rescue helicopters. The Nanhaijiu 115 has carried out 110 rescue missions in the South China Sea since entering service in 2010, according to the report. Subi Reef is one of China's "big three" islands in the South China Sea, along with Fiery Cross Reef and Mischief Reef. Last month, American television network CNBC reported that China has been quietly testing its electronic warfare capabilities in the South China Sea.
August 02, 2018 07:50 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — Pursuing a joint exploration with China in the West Philippine Sea would be a disadvantage for the Philippines, Magdalo Partylist said Thursday. The Duterte administration has been discussing a possible joint exploration with Beijing in the disputed West Philippine Sea. "The joint exploration of the West Philippine Sea is not a simple issue as what the Duterte administration has been suggesting. Magdalo also warned that the possible joint exploration between the Philippines and China would also have implications on other claimant states. According to Cayetano, the Philippines is still working with China on a framework for the possible joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea.
August 02, 2018 07:07 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — The Valenzuela cops nabbed for extorting from junkshop owners are facing criminal raps before the Department of Justice. The following individuals are facing complaints in violation of Article 294 of the revised penal code of robbery/extortion:Sr. Insp. READ: 3 Valenzuela cops nabbed for extortionAgents of the Philippine National Police Counter-Intelligence Task Force, in coordination with National Capital Region Office director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar acted on the information that the suspects were extorting money from junkshop owners. According to the one-page complaint, the suspects were operating along Mindanao Avenue Extension, Valenzuela City.
August 02, 2018 06:45 UTC
MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather Jr. may not fight Manny Pacquiao ever again, but he’s willing to be involved in the Filipino icon’s future bouts — as a promoter. Mayweather is now working full time as lead promoter of his Mayweather Promotions. After taking care of Matthysse, Pacquiao said that while he respects Mayweather’s decision to stay retired, he is open to a rematch if the American decides to come back. “I don't have anything against Manny Pacquiao. pic.twitter.com/b5H1BmM8CH — Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) July 20, 2018He could end up working with Mayweather someday.
August 02, 2018 06:44 UTC
MANILA, Philippines — The arraignment of confessed drug trader Kerwin Espinosa and his co-accused has been reset to August 29. Espinosa’s drug trading charge was raffled off to the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 64 and he was supposed to have been arraigned on Thursday, August 2. Senior Assistant State Prosecutors Juan Pedro Navera, Anna Noreen Devanadera and Prosecution Attorney Herbert Calvin Abugan charged Espinosa, convicted drug lord Peter Co, Lovely Impal and Ruel Maindangan with conspiracy to commit illegal drug trade. READ: DOJ indicts Kerwin Espinosa, Peter Co; Peter Lim case pendingProsecutors had dismissed an earlier complaint that the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detective Group filed against Espinosa and the others, saying evidence was weak. Navera added that the “inconsistencies” in Adorco’s testimony would be best tried by the local court.
August 02, 2018 06:22 UTC