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From Wiki: “Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, which devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, on November 8, 2013. While it is true that almost nothing can withstand a direct hit of a hurricane, the amount of damage incurred and the number of lives lost can be greatly reduced with earthbag construction as we’ve explained in numerous blog posts such as this: Open Source Disaster Resistant Earthbag Homes. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The palm oil mill started operating in October 2015 and has since been the subject of complaints from villagers. Villager Rodolfo Antonino said the foul odor emitted by the mill had caused them illnesses such as headaches and pulmonary problems. Anselmo Permangil, another resident, said they also suffered stomach aches due to the stink coming out of the plant. Acting on the resident’s complaint, the Municipal Environment Office of Matanao conducted an inspection of the mill on April 14 and found out that it had been operating without ECC and business permit. Mayor Elmer Javellona said because of these violations, including other irregularities, the local government decided to shut down the mill’s operation. Javelona said during their recent talk with the company, its officials pledged to comply with the requirements and also promised to put in place a pollution control system. Residents said if the company could satisfy all the requirements, they would issue their consent for its operation.
CLARK FIELD, Pampanga -The third and last presidential debate on Sunday exposed Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s incapability to lead the country, said Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas. Roxas said his verbal clash with Duterte over the beneficiaries of PhilHealth insurance in Davao City has revealed the mayor’s true character. Roxas was referring to their heated discussion of the PhilHealth benefits in Davao City, which Duterte questioned during the Commission on Elections (Comelec)-organized debate held in Dagupan City. The administration bet challenged Duterte to back out of the presidential race if he could give him names and hospitals that benefitted from the government’s health insurance. As of Monday afternoon, Roxas said his camp sent the list of beneficiaries to Duterte’s camp. Asked what would be his next move once Duterte gets the list, Roxas said he would remind Duterte to man up. The LP bet said Duterte’s attitude is not fit for someone who is seeking the highest post in the land.
MANILA — The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) announced the launch of a third point-to-point bus service in Metro Manila, traveling between Alabang and Makati City. The DOTC said in a joint statement with the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Monday, that this was in line with modernising the public utility bus (PUB) system. The winning operator, RRCG Transport, would have pick-up points at Alabang Town Center in Alabang and Greenbelt 1 in Makati, the DOTC said. The point-to-point bus routes that are currently operational are Trinoma-Makati, offered by Froehlich Tours, and Ortigas-Makati, offered by HM Transport. Another route will be available this week, which is the North EDSA-Ortigas, according to the DOTC. The point-to-point bus service is a new PUB category created by the DOTC that offers commuters another safe and reliable mode of transportation. THE son of ousted Laguna Governor Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito on Monday asked the Supreme Court to compel the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to print new ballots for his province. In his urgent manifestation and motion, Jorge Antonio Genaro Ejercito, through his lawyers Romulo Macalintal and Antonio Carlos Bautista, told the high court that his name is still on the ballots despite withdrawing from the gubernatorial race. He maintained that the Comelec has gravely abused its discretion when it dismissed his bid to remove his name from the ballots after withdrawing from the race last February. Earlier this month, the high court dismissed the bid of the younger Ejercito to stop the printing of ballots in Laguna.
The younger Ejercito said the “non-deletion” of his name from the ballots would cause confusion among the voters of Laguna, which may lead to their disenfranchisement because of similarity of surnames, since his father, is also running for governor under the surname “Ejercito” and some voters might still vote for him thinking he is still a candidate. The elder Ejercito is running to reclaim his old post from current Laguna governor Ramil Hernandez of the Nacionalista Party who is in an alliance with the administration’s Liberal Party.
Hernandez assumed the governorship in 2014 after the Comelec disqualifies the elder Ejercito for campaign overspending in the 2013 elections.
Tatad said sources from the BI showed that there is no pending applications for Llamanzares’ change in citizenship. The complaint further stated that Poe’s husband also has no necessary permit allowing him to work in the country. Under the law, Tatad explained that a foreigner who wants to work in the Philippines must secure a work visa from the BI. Tatad insisted that Llamanzares should have applied with the Department of Justice (DOJ) through the BI.
During the third and last presidential debate, Poe said her husband has renounced his US citizenship. Her husband renounced his citizenship last April 7 before Carlos Alan Tanada Yam, chairman of Barangay (village) Greenhills in San Juan. Protesting farmers occupy the Koronadal City portion of the Sultan Kudarat-General Santos Highway. KORONADAL CITY – Drought-hit farmers, who have been staging a protest against the alleged government inaction on their plight since Friday here, have agreed to return home after officials gave them 2,000 sacks of rice on Monday.
While Roxas was elated that rice had arrived, he said that the delivery from the DSWD only proved that the government had rice stock after all. He said the protest was also peaceful and that they were thankful that no violent dispersal took place. During the unloading of the bags of rice from at least three hauler trucks, the farmers were orderly. Applicants look at the list of jobs at a job fair by the Department of Labor and Employment. A non-government organization on Monday said it welcomes the pronouncements of all five presidential candidates who vowed to end the labor contractualization scheme in the country. Escresa-Colina said their organization will closely monitor how the next president will deal with the problem, which has long plagued Filipino workers. Under this scheme, workers are hired as temporary workers with their contracts ending within six months.
EILER pointed out that none of the presidential bets explained how exactly they will end contractualization.
Despite promising to end contractualization, Escresa-Colina criticized administration bet Mar Roxas. The group does not also agree with the candidates’ plans to invite foreign investors into the country.
She said ending contractualization should go hand-in-hand with industrialization and agrarian reform. In disaster-stricken Tacloban City in Leyte, choosing the next president is more important to voters than picking the city’s next chief executive. Nearly three years after the devastation of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Tacloban City, impoverished voters of the city said that they have to be more insightful in choosing the country’s next president. Preliminary findings of the “Vote of the Poor” study conducted by a team of Ateneo de Manila University researchers showed that 60 percent of total 30 key respondents in the said city said that it is more important to choose the next president than the next city mayor.
The study has classified impoverished voters in Tacloban City as “disaster poor,” meaning the kind of poverty being experienced by community members was brought about by disasters.
When asked on who understands their needs better, an overwhelming 93.3 percent of Tacloban City respondents said that it is the mayor rather than the president. It was also shown that respondents from the disaster poor in Tacloban do not consider the acceptance of money from politicians as tantamount to selling their vote. For the May 9 local elections, three candidates are running for mayor: Golda Hilda Cabudoy, Neil Glova and Cristina Romualdez. Government response in the aftermath of the supertyphoon was heavily criticized and has since hounded administration bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas  in his attempt to win the presidency as he was the sitting interior secretary when the disaster struck.
THE five policemen freed by communist rebels in Paquibato district were turned over to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Monday afternoon. Duterte, a presidential aspirant who is currently the survey frontrunner, in turn brought the police officers to the Davao police regional office after they were held captive for 10 days. Last April 16, New People’s Army rebels seized the station commander and four members of the Paquibato police station after staging an attack on a government militia detachment.
Held captives were Chief Inspector Leonardo Tarongoy, Police Officer 3 Rosenie Cabuenas, PO3 Rudolph Pacete, PO2 Neil Arellano and PO3 Abdul Azis Ali. In an earlier Inquirer report, it said the National Democratic Front (NDF) released the captives on the occasion of its 43rd founding anniversary. Duterte and the policemen were received at the police headquarters by the families of the victims with officials Chief Supt.
Driz said that as of press time, the five police officers were undergoing medical check-up and stress debriefing. India has banned import of milk and milk products, certain mobile phones and a few other items from China after finding them sub-standard or not following security codes. Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in Lok Sabha that India banned import of milk and milk products from China as their quality was unacceptable.
Sitharaman said some mobile phones, which do not carry International Mobile Station Equipment Identity number or other security features, and some steel products have also been banned from importing from China. THE GLOBALLY publicized $81-million money-laundering scandal is enough international embarrassment for the Philippines. Bangladesh has expressed worry that the return of the money stolen by hackers from its central bank—which found its way into the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.
Under existing laws, the Anti-Money Laundering Council has to file a civil forfeiture case and secure a court order before the government can turn over to Bangladesh the recovered funds.
The AMLC also filed last April 18 a petition for civil forfeiture against casino junket operator Kam Sin Wong, his Eastern Hawaii Leisure Co., Centurytex Trading, RCBC, and Philippine National Bank. What makes this scandal worse is the fact that the money was stolen from an impoverished nation that needs every dollar for the upkeep of its people. Gomes could only plead with the various players involved—including the casinos and Philrem—to return whatever money is still left with them. LAST FRIDAY, President Aquino installed his seventh and last AFP chief of staff in the person of Lt. The appointment of General Miranda completes the record of P-Noy insofar as the top leadership of the AFP is concerned.
The “revolving door” situation that plagues our armed forces, holds true not just for the top AFP post but also for service commanders and heads of area commands, like the Western Mindanao Command that includes Basilan, Zamboanga and Sulu where most of the fighting takes place. In any organization, military or civilian, no substantial long-lasting reforms that truly bring about transformation can succeed under a short-term leadership. There is an interesting side story to the present “revolving door” scenario that is not known to our people but one that did not escape notice among members of the armed forces. The change of command ceremony was an opportunity for the President to express his feelings for the troops, especially in the light of the recent Basilan losses.
Robert McFarlane, Class of 1959, would also serve as national security adviser under President Reagan. Outside of the academy, Oliver North would end up as the central figure in the Iran Contra scandal (a secret arms-for-hostage operation); and he used his popularity for an unsuccessful Senate run. While it is always a source of deep satisfaction to receive recognition from prestigious organizations for good governance initiatives, let us not forget that in the ultimate analysis it is how the AFP measures up to the standards pointed out by James Webb that determines its effectiveness as a fighting force. I was in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta a few days ago in the last leg of a project of the Center for International Law (Centerlaw). Filipinos have a dearth of knowledge about Indonesia despite its being one of our nearest neighbors and despite our having a common ancestry and a shared culture that thrived in our islands for hundreds of precolonial years.
Anthropologists have found that the brown people of Southeast Asia trace their common origin to an ethnic race in Taiwan that migrated southward by spreading first to the Philippine islands and then dispersing further down to the islands that now comprise Indonesia and Malaysia. While the origins of migration spread from north to south (from the Philippines to Indonesia), the subsequent development of precolonial civilizations spread from south to north (from Indonesia to the Philippines). After Indonesia and the Philippines gained independence from the Dutch and the Spaniards, respectively, both countries went through the harrowing rule of brutal dictators.  Suharto ruled Indonesia for 31 years, Ferdinand Marcos ruled the Philippines for 21 years. Both countries suffered from systematic killings, torture, disappearances and arbitrary imprisonment, with more than a million killed under Suharto, and more than 250,000 human rights violations reported to have been committed under Marcos. Like the Philippines, Indonesia is a fledgling democracy that largely enjoys a free press, free speech and assembly, and the right to vote. The bright spot in postdictatorship Indonesia is the creation of a Corruption Eradication Commission (known as “KPK”). According to Indonesia’s Alliance of Independent Journalists president Eko Maryadi, the KPK has arrested more than 450 politicians, businessmen, police generals, military officers, and Cabinet ministers.
From 2003 to 2012, the KPK notched an impressive 100-percent conviction rate against top government officials. For its part, the Philippines has seen the conviction of one of its former presidents, the detention and prosecution of another former president, the impeachment of a chief justice, and the trial of three senators. THE MOST bizarre social media post I have seen in recent days was that of a Facebook user so incensed at another post that ranted at Rodrigo Duterte’s rape joke. Manila must have awakened by now to the specter of Rodrigo Duterte hovering over the country’s center of power. It was no straight path when he bribed senator-judges who voted for Renato Corona’s impeachment. Daang matuwid has evolved into a farcical narrative about a government that had the potential for doing good. The hypocrisy of daang matuwid now explains the phenomenon of what some have called the “Dutertards”—albeit we have to admit that not all Duterte supporters are Dutertards. We cannot turn medieval on our image of leadership and go back to a leader whose ilk dominated the prehistoric era: a headman-chieftain accorded vast powers, including the power to trample on human rights and to silence public opinion by killing critics. Two weeks left before the elections and we have not yet guaranteed that one mockery of the law is not remedied by another mockery of the law. Thousands condemned the video of Duterte joking, “Napakaganda, dapat mayor [Duterte] muna ang mauna (She was so beautiful, mayor [Duterte] should have been first).” He was referring to the corpse of an Australian lay minister gang-raped and killed in 1989.
I still cannot fathom how any decent person can defend the rape joke, even someone who admires Duterte.
I watched the full 26-minute video of Duterte sitting outside his gate, explaining the joke to reporters. Duterte recalled how, in 1989, he intercepted a group of escaped prisoners and their hostages in their vehicle at a highway. Some of these prisoners staged another hostage-taking a month later, while the Australian lay minister was inside the prison. Duterte described the child dying in front of him, then looking at the dead Australian’s face, which he described as like that of a beautiful actress. His story ends with Duterte ordering the dead criminals wrapped in a  banig  (mat) and buried in a single public grave.
Again, without downplaying whatever really happened in 1989, this had nothing to do with the rape joke.
We must condemn rape jokes lest we accept that our society values women solely based on their appearance, on whether they are rapable. Interestingly, Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chair Chito Gascon gave Duterte a standard five days (up to about April 29) to respond to a hastily written five-page complaint by women’s groups.
Legally, Gascon has little to work with, even if he does his own homework outside the sparse complaint. A constitutional office such as Gascon’s draws strength not from the letter of law, but the moral authority the citizenry imbues it with.
DESPITE WORLDWIDE shock and indignation, it looks like the tragic death of little refugee Aylan Kurdi last summer changed little.
The power of images and social media, so effective for celebrity purposes, seems to have fallen flat on its face in mobilizing assistance to those less fortunate.
It is true that we are faced with major humanitarian crises, unlike anything since World War II.
While major natural disasters continue to be a significant cause of death and displacement, what is most alarming today is that a great majority of humanitarian crises are conflict-related and of a recurrent or protracted nature. Beyond Syria, whether in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, or elsewhere, humanitarian crises are transcending borders. Something has to be done and Turkey is leading the way, not only in terms of setting an example but also in working to galvanize the international community toward action.
Today, while a major humanitarian donor, Turkey also hosts the largest refugee population—more than three million—in the world. While individual efforts like those of Turkey are crucial, the international humanitarian system is being deprived of available funds and the clock is ticking for those affected by the many crises we are witnessing globally.


At this critical juncture, Istanbul will host the first ever UN World Humanitarian Summit on May 23-24. The World Humanitarian Summit will provide a vital platform to address the challenges burdening the humanitarian system.
The summit will be an occasion for all the nations of the world and their leaders to take action while millions stand on the brink of life and death. We are all responsible for what happens next to those vulnerable persons looking to us for help.
Istanbul for the summit and to work with us to find solutions for those who desperately need humanitarian assistance.
TWO ARTICLES in the Inquirer, in juxtaposition, tell the story of how our country never really learns from the tragic lessons of the past and why we somehow have it in us to seemingly commit “hara-kiri” every so often. Indeed, shortly after the United States vacated Subic and Clark in 1992, it was a brief three years, in 1995, before China occupied Mischief Reef, the first of many we were to lose. What then is the world to think of us should a Duterte presidency come into being and his China policy implemented? IN JULY 2015, my son and I were confined for dengue, and I was very surprised to find out how debilitating the disease is.
And that is why I read with sadness and anger the stand of some members of the medical community questioning the dengue vaccination program of the Department of Health.  By doing so, they are accusing the DOH technical working group (TWG) of not doing due diligence in evaluating the vaccine.
The program was announced early this year and the implementation in the schools was all set.  If they had concerns with the vaccine, why were these not raised earlier during the clinical trials and the TWG meetings? As one who feels very passionately about health, I cannot just stand around and allow experts to have the monopoly of views because they have the technical expertise and the airtime. I am writing as a volunteer for the Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations and we are working hard to strengthen the patient groups in the hope that we, too, will be given a chance to engage policymakers through an inclusive and participatory process. LONDON—When voters in the United Kingdom go to the polls on June 23 to decide whether their country should leave the European Union, the issues they will have to reckon with will include the impact of their decision on unemployment, trade flows and the stability of financial markets. The economic arguments against a British exit from the European Union—or Brexit—have been well rehearsed.
I hold a doctorate in economics and work with businesses whose employees and operations benefit from the United Kingdom’s membership in the European Union. Much more important is the potential impact of such a decision on the United Kingdom’s global standing. The referendum campaign is playing out against a global economic and political backdrop that is nothing if not foreboding.
Meanwhile, Martin Dempsey, a retired army general and former chair of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that the world has entered the most dangerous period he has ever witnessed. Job-eroding technological advances, worsening income inequality, demographic shifts, dwindling natural resources, and environmental depletion are adding even more straws to the camel’s back.
Leaving the European Union will not shield the United Kingdom from the vagaries of the global economy.
To be sure, leaving the European Union would not strip the United Kingdom of its historical prominence in international organizations—most notably its permanent membership in the United Nations’ Security Council.
Within the European Union, the United Kingdom is a critical part of an influential economic and political bloc with undeniable heft. Should the United Kingdom leave, however, its influence would be limited to its true size on the global stage: a relatively small country with limited economic and political power.
THE LOCAL stock barometer traded with caution on Monday, weighed down by the pullback in oil prices alongside jitters ahead of the upcoming presidential elections.
The current front-runner in the presidential race is Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte, followed by Sen. The PSEi was led lower by BDO and AGI which both slumped by over 2 percent while ALI, RLC and Metrobank all slipped by over 1 percent. On the other hand, URC and Meralco both gained over 1 percent while SMIC and PLDT also firmed up. The notable gainers outside of the PSEi basket included Araneta Properties (+30.6 percent) and ISM Communications (+28 percent) which surged in relatively heavy volume. This photo taken on March 23, 2016 shows people taking photos of a Maserati Levante sport-utility vehicle in Hangzhou, eastern China’s Zhejiang province.
BEIJING — Global carmakers gathered in Beijing on Monday to show off their wares as competition intensifies and growth slows in the world’s biggest auto market, with the key SUV and new energy vehicle sectors the focus of attention. Total sales reached 24.6 million in 2015, making it a crucial market for foreign manufacturers as well as domestic brands. More than 70 exhibits by automakers from around the world stretched across the vast exhibition center with crowds gawking at displays of concept cars from Chevrolet and Faraday Future and lining up to slip behind the wheel of a Tesla.
German manufacturer Audi has an enviable brand position in China and has long been seen as a marque to aspire to by consumers, but it too is feeling the pressure.
But sales of sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and electric and hybrid cars have boomed, far outperforming other types of autos. Car ownership penetration remains below 30 percent of households in the world’s most populous country, pointed out Hiroji Onishi, Toyota China head.
The loosening of the one-child policy to allow all couples two offspring could see demand rise for larger vehicles such as minivans, he said.
Executives also point to high-end growth potential among the affluent, relatively youthful elite.
Daimler board member Hubertus Troska, who is responsible for Greater China, pointed out that the average Mercedes customer in the country was aged just 37. SINGAPORE, Singapore—Crude prices fell in Asia Monday following a report saying Saudi Arabia could maintain its total production capacity with the expansion of an oilfield, fuelling fresh concerns about the global supply glut.
The losses come after a week of strong gains in the commodity that came on the back of hopes for the outlook of China’s economy and speculation about the resumption of talks on limiting output. The expansion will see Shaybah’s capacity rise from 750,000 barrels to 1 million barrels a day, the report said.
Prices tumbled initially last Monday after the collapse of a meeting of major producers aimed at freezing output. The oil market also got support from the Baker Hughes weekly US rig count, which showed oil producers curtailed use of eight drilling rigs in the week ending April 22. Aw said prices are still being supported by hopes of an agreement to freeze output at OPEC’s next twice-yearly meeting on June 2. NEW FOREIGN players may continue to shun the Philippines’ lucrative telecommunications sector as the country’s weak regulatory environment favoring powerful incumbent players is considered a “major risk,” according to the research arm of US-based Fitch Group. A series of reports released by BMI Research last week showed this risk was in full display after talks between Filipino conglomerate San Miguel Corp., which is seeking to break into the telco business, and Australia’s Telstra Corp.
Regulation in the Philippines is being handled by the National Telecommunications Commission. Given this, the Philippines was at 14th place based on BMI Research’s risk reward index for the telecoms sector. For the quarter alone, the Philippines’ industry risk score suffered a 20-point downgrade “as the ineffective regulatory regime played a large role in Telstra’s withdrawal from a proposed joint venture with San Miguel,” BMI Research said. Both PLDT and Globe, respectively backed by Japan’s NTT DoCoMo and Singapore Telecommunications, launched a public relations campaign and threatened lobbying to gain a piece of San Miguel’s powerful 700 megahertz spectrum. PHILIPPINE banks are seen to reexamine potential vulnerabilities to potential fraudsters in order to avoid a repeat of the $81-million money-laundering scandal that has now become a global spectacle. Tan, who is also the president of the Bankers Association of the Philippines, explained that an institution would have “poor” processes if it did not have the right checks and balances and internal control processes. Another vulnerability could arise from “collusion” between bank personnel and money launderers, he added. Tan’s brother, Lorenzo, is the president of RCBC, the bank involved in the money-laundering controversy.
Asked what reforms could be introduced to the country at this time, Tan said this issue was “more legislative” than a “regulatory” procedural issue. He remembered the early years when every day, he would go to the first Mang Inasal store in Iloilo to help with the store operations and grill the chicken. But at the same time, he said it wasn’t very hard to fully let go of the Mang Inasal chain as the business had been turned over to trusted friends with similar business ethos. When Jollibee bought the controlling stake in Mang Inasal, it had 303 stores and the network has now grown to 460 stores nationwide with system-wide sales of P12.6 billion as of last year. Jollibee’s founder Tony Tan Caktiong, of course, has become Sia’s business partner in the property business DoubleDragon Properties since 2012. WITH the continued rise of presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte in opinion polls—and with election day now only two weeks away—it seems that some business tycoons are shifting or sharing their resources with the colorful Davao City mayor. Last week, someone said that Duterte was seen in Solaire Resort and Casino, raising a few eyebrows as to what he was doing there. Of course, Razon was earlier said to have donated a sizable sum to the presidential campaign of Sen. Another business leader who is also said to be supportive of Duterte’s campaign is real estate tycoon and former Senator Manuel Villar (although his wife, Cynthia, is firmly in the Poe camp), while San Miguel president Ramon Ang is also friendly with the Davao City mayor, having been seen together in several public functions since late last year (of course, Ang has always said that, as a businessman, he has to be friendly with everyone).
CHEMICAL trading and distribution firm SBS Philippines Corp.—which debuted on the stock market last year with a pitch for “undervalued” property asset play—has started unlocking values from its idle assets. Asked what his group would do with the fresh landbank, 8990 Holdings boss Januario Jesus Gregorio Atencio III said the property would be used for a 12-story affordable residential condominium development.
LOCAL stocks are seen to trade with caution this week as investors await for fresh US data and the outcome of this week’s Federal Reserve meeting alongside local valuation concerns.
Last week, he noted that the main index had fallen due to valuation concerns as well as renewed jitters over China. The US Federal Open Market Committee is set to hold a two-day meeting to discuss monetary policy on April 26 to 27.
Other crucial data awaited by global markets this week would include an initial tally of US first-quarter gross domestic product, readings on new home sales and orders for big-ticket goods in March.
IN WHAT may be considered a sign of the times, private security guards are a ubiquitous presence in private and government offices, schools, commercial establishments and residential areas. Based on the records of the licensing office of the Philippine National Police (PNP), there are approximately 500,000 licensed private security guards in the country and this does not include those hired directly as personal bodyguards.
Numbers-wise, they outnumber the 130,000-strong Armed Forces of the Philippines and the PNP’s 160,000, more or less, police personnel.
To the security guards’ credit, the PNP considers them “force multipliers” in areas where it has limited personnel or unable to send mobile cars for regular patrols.
Although security guards put their lives and limbs on the line in the performance of their duties, they are, sadly, often underpaid and deprived of the benefits that private employees are entitled to under the law. CEBU, Philippines (CNN) — In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, nights are often the hardest.
While relief organizations say they have been able to deliver limited aid to some victims, many CNN crews report seeing little sign of any organized relief effort in the hardest-hit areas.
Blame Haiyan and its unprecedented strength and scope, said UNICEF spokesman Christopher De Bono. Eight people died Tuesday in a stampede when hungry storm victims mobbed a government warehouse in Leyte province, Philippines National Food Authority Administrator Orlan Calayag said Wednesday. When it struck Friday, Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda, flattened entire towns, layered debris over roads and knocked airports out of commission. The storm destroyed at least 80,000 homes, according to the latest Philippine government accounting. United Nations officials have warned of increasing desperation and lawlessness, They said the situation is especially dangerous for women and children. The UN’s World Food Programme began distributing food in Tacloban, handing out rice to 3,000 people on Wednesday, the agency said. But more than 2 million people need food, according to the Philippine government, and even Amos acknowledged the pace of relief has been lacking. On Tuesday, President Benigno Aquino III defended relief efforts, saying that in addition to all of the challenges of blocked roads and downed power and communication lines, local governments were overwhelmed — forcing the federal government to step in and perform both its own role and those of local officials. The government hasn’t counted them all yet, but initial fears that 10,000 may have died have subsided. While they are gruesome reminders of the human cost of the disaster, the dead are not a major public health threat, said CNN’s Dr. The slowness of delivery of food and basic medical aid is the biggest threat to lives, Gupta said. The World Health Organization agrees with Gupta that the decomposing bodies are a secondary concern. It is important psychologically to collect the bodies, treat them with respect and bury them in locations where relatives can find the graves, Hall said.
Survivors need to know where they are, to be able to grieve, move on and take care of themselves, she said. CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh reported from Tacloban, Anna Coren reported from Cebu and Michael Pearson reported and wrote from Atlanta. On November 8th 2013,Typhoon Haiyan,(known as Yolanda in the Philippines)swept through the Eastern Visayas area of the Philippines causing catastrophic damage with a confirmed death toll of 6,340 and 1,061 missing. It is the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, killing at least 6,300 people in that country alone. From the air, almost all the houses in the area now have shiny new galvanized roofing that sparkles in the sun. Philippine architects understand this and are starting to build large scale earthbag projects as I’ll explain in an upcoming story.
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It makes possible shorter travel time, as buses depart on a fixed schedule and travel directly from the terminal to the drop-off point, according to the DOTC. We welcome this as recognition of the problem of short-term work in mainstream discussion,” Eiler executive director Anna Leah Escresa-Colina said. Foreign businesses actually want flexible labor because it is cheaper and they can save huge sums out of it,” Escresa-Colina said.
The least the government can do now is to return the money as fast as the legal process will allow. The Bangladesh government, in turn, has to formally intervene in the case and claim ownership of the money so that the court can order the return of the funds to it.
The stolen money was earned by Bangladesh’s working class, he said, citing the five million workers in its export-oriented garments industry, the eight million Bangladeshis working overseas and sending money home, and its foreign exchange receipts from the export of rice, potatoes and fish. If we look closely at the roster of these units, it becomes noticeable that an important part of the problems they face is the “revolving door” concept of leadership. They must be wondering why we replace our military leaders so often that there is virtually no time at all to develop close and meaningful relationships between counterparts. One would think he would deliver an inspirational and uplifting message, one that would show his empathy for the men in uniform.
After five years in a Vietnam POW camp, he would become a US senator and later a presidential candidate.
As midshipmen they would dispute the 145-pound Brigade Boxing Championship with North winning by unanimous decision.
James Webb would become a highly-decorated Marine infantry officer but his fame rested on his writings, not his government service. At age 42 he took his oath of office as the 66th secretary of the navy, the first Naval Academy graduate to serve in this position. The project’s aim is to band together human rights organizations in Southeast Asia for them to jointly address human rights problems in the region. Anthropologists base their conclusion on, among others, a finding that the languages of these brown people all came from one mother language (Austronesian). The cultures of the Hindu empires and Islamic kingdoms that developed in the Indonesian islands spread northward to some of the Philippine islands. The economies of both countries were ruined by massive corruption that impoverished their peoples, while enormous wealth was amassed by the two dictators, their families, and cronies.
In fact, the Marcos and Suharto families and their cronies continue to enjoy their ill-gotten wealth, and make a mockery of politics in both countries. However, a culture of impunity remains deeply entrenched among Indonesia’s security forces. The KPK has far greater powers compared to our Ombudsman because, even without a court order, it can make arrests, conduct searches and seizures, freeze assets, impose travel bans, compel cooperation from government agencies, and even tap communications. It accomplished the feat because it is able to obtain solid evidence aided by its powers to search bank records, tap phone conversations and videotape secret meetings, being exempt from bank secrecy and wiretapping laws. The number of criminal convictions for graft of governors, congressmen, and mayors is also increasing.
Six years of the current Aquino presidency simply ignored the latent public anger that precisely has led to what has become this grotesque reality looming in the nation’s political horizon.


Aquino’s popularity index has remained steadily high, it was least expected that the disconnect would come from his very self.
He wanted the impeachment, but he did not follow the straight, proper path to that impeachment. Aquino and company have even succeeded to relegate to the dustbins the signs of graft in the construction of the Iloilo Convention Center. Aquino’s narrative was severely eroded by his habit of protecting kin and friends who clearly screwed up big time in their public duties.
The Aquinos seem to be a family that has run out of delicadeza and yet they insist that they are straight and clean.
It has failed, not because it was hard put to do good but because it ignored the public’s yearning for good governance and did not see the repercussions of such a failure in 2016 among Filipino voters. Because a three-month-old hostage was growing weak, he said he offered himself as a hostage and asked the prisoners to discuss their grievances in his Davao office.
Because behind them lies backward mindsets that women should be educated only enough to let them pray. Reacting to Duterte’s joke, Philippine Star columnist Lila Shahani recalled how her mother, Sen. Even then, he must avoid clumsy action against speech at a political rally, however reprehensible, which may create unintended collateral damage for free speech. Strong public opinion emboldened Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales and former Commission on Audit chair Grace Pulido Tan. In a democracy, the condemnation of one’s peers for an unthinkable joke carries more weight than the order of an unelected judge. Indeed, since Aylan’s death six months ago, countless more innocents—men, women and children—have died completely preventable deaths.
Nowhere is this more apparent than in Syria, where a mass murderer has, with outside help, targeted his own people indiscriminately and with impunity.
Having received vulnerable persons, irrespective of race, religion, or ethnicity as far back as in the late 15th century, Turkey today is responding to all manner of humanitarian crises from Haiti to Nepal, Guinea to Somalia and the Sahel to Indonesia. As I remember first seeing Aylan’s image, I recall the overwhelming grief that came over me, thinking how alone and without protection he was as an innocent toddler. China then went on its creeping occupation of other isles, shoals and reefs within the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone. Duterte said he would “demand economic concessions from China in exchange for Manila’s backtracking from its claims.” Implied is, of course, a second rejection of the US military.
We have precisely sought favorable world opinion to gain moral support for our standing up to Chinese bullying, which we have secured—for, indeed, we have received assurances from our friends in Europe, the Americas and Asean—and we are now to discard it, and in a “blink of an eye,” as it were. Surely, we are a people with a capacity to sift through the smokescreen of bluff and buffoonery in an election campaign.
Surely, these lofty members of the academe and preeminent medical societies would not have any issues with access to the health secretary and the DOH staff.
I question the manner and timing of their protest which is meant to cast doubt on the wisdom of the program and the safety of the vaccine.
But there are other less quantifiable considerations that must also be weighed in the balance. Many have suggested that if the United Kingdom were to leave, manufacturers would secure continued access to the European market by fleeing across the English Channel, costing the country millions of jobs.
Membership in a European community of 500 million people provides the United Kingdom with considerable influence over geopolitics and the global economy. The International Monetary Fund has warned that global growth is unlikely to return to the levels that it attained before the 2008 financial crisis.
Developing countries are home to roughly 90 percent of the world’s population, and some two-thirds of their residents are younger than 25. It will only deprive the country of a leading voice in shaping the response to new and existing challenges. But a non-European Britain would be less likely to secure the same standing and influence in whatever institutions emerge in the years ahead. Amplified by the European Union, its voice can influence world events, providing the country with what the British like to describe as an ability to punch above its weight. This figure lags behind the regional average in “both country reward and industry risk score,” it said. Ang said they would proceed with the launch of a more powerful and cheaper LTE Internet service that would compete with the PLDT-Globe duopoly within this year. 5, some $81 million in dirty money stolen by computer hackers from the Bangladesh central bank entered the Jupiter branch of RCBC and found its way to local casinos, which are not covered by reporting obligations under the Philippine anti-money laundering law. Maia Santos-Deguito, the former manager of the Jupiter branch, had been accused of facilitating the creation of the fictitious bank accounts that received the dirty money, working on their speedy withdrawal. With Jollibee’s operational and financial muscle, and Mang Inasal’s competent leadership team, I am confident that Mang Inasal will continue to dominate the Filipino barbecue fast-food in the country for many decades,” he predicted. And since DoubleDragon had just completed a fund-raising deal from the sale of preferred shares, Sia had no immediate use for the P2 billion from his latest divestment.
Given the tight schedules of candidates going into the home stretch of the campaign, we doubt if he was there to test his luck at the gaming tables.
Grace Poe, but when one is a dollar billionaire, one can definitely donate a few hundred million more as contingency plan. The new project could be launched by the third quarter of next year at the earliest, Atencio said.
Police and security stood by as people stormed the building and took some 100,000 sacks of rice, he said. Although estimates of the number left homeless vary, the Philippine government puts the number at more than 582,000. The road between the capital, Manila, and hard-hit Tacloban opened Tuesday, holding out the promise that aid will begin to flow more quickly.
Aquino told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday that he expected the final number would likely be around 2,000 to 2,500. One of the worst affected regions was Tacloban City with some of the low lying Eastern areas completely washed away. That’s the good news – much reconstruction has been done in the last year, but of course there is still much more to do. Ambassador John Gomes told the Inquirer of his hope that by April or May—or before the next president assumes office—the money could be returned since most of it has been accounted for.
The court can summarily dispose of it since no other claimant in his or her right mind would come forward to contest the forfeiture. There are exceptions now and then but, most often, a tour of duty is short-term, ranging from 12 to 14 months.
This, at a time when we face common problems and need greater efforts at cooperation and solidarity. The seven-minute speech, described as the shortest delivered by the commander in chief, was a letdown.
His novel, “Fields of Fire,” about a Marine rifle platoon in Vietnam, became a widely acclaimed bestseller.
A few months after assuming office, he spoke before the Brigade of Midshipmen at Annapolis.
The variants that evolved from this mother tongue have an older-to-younger language continuum from north to south. The police retain the dictatorship-era power to arrest and detain suspects for 60 days without need of court approval, and they continue to be accused of killings, torture, illegal arrests, and rampant corruption. For its “fiercely independent and successful campaign against corruption in Indonesia,” the KPK has earned international acclaim.
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has commendably been issuing an almost-monthly decision dismissing erring public officials and permanently disqualifying them from holding any government post. Never before has there been such an inexplicable collective behavior toward a presidential candidate that shuns all civilized values and mores.
While insisting on the narrative of the straight path, he himself violated it with the Disbursement Acceleration Program. That three senators were jailed for corruption under his administration did not add luster to his narrative. Aside from Purisima and the late Virginia Torres, the greatest hypocrisy of his administration is the Manila airport and all the lousy services it provides as the worst airport in the world. Aquino made a mockery of the law, and a surreal cultic movement of one who is “a reincarnation of Adolf Hitler” now wishes to replace it.
For what interests four Dutertes must have to hold on to power in Davao (it used to be six, with late father, Vicente, serving as governor and brother Benjamin as councilor)? But people asked Duterte to apologize for the horrible jokes retold in 2016, not anything in 1989. Duterte as having violated the rights sanctioned by the Magna Carta of Women.” The CHR is our gender ombudsman under this law.
Even though the CHR is created by the Constitution itself, it merely investigates and has no power to issue injunctions or jail anyone. Providing shelter and vital services such as free healthcare, schooling and vocational training for these refugees is a major financial burden that Turkey has had to assume largely on its own.
Our humanitarian efforts seek, not only to relieve symptoms, but also to treat the disease. It constitutes a timely recognition of the successful humanitarian diplomacy that we have been conducting.
Other questions, such as what innovative methods can be used, or how to promote localized  humanitarian responses through more tailor-made and user-friendly approaches, as well as the question of dignity and safety in humanitarian action, will be addressed at the summit. I would like to believe that we learned something from that image and that we do not need more images like it to compel us into action.
What are our closest allies—the United States, Japan and Australia—to say, they who have committed to strengthen our decrepit naval and air forces and to come to our assistance in case of conflict?
I was in for a rude awakening since it took me more than a week to recover, and I swore then never to underestimate the effects of any illness again.
They have questioned the decision to spend P3.5 billion on the dengue vaccination program and yet, in the same breath, decry the DOH for the lack of preventive health programs. Similarly, withdrawal from the European Union risks undermining London’s position as a global financial center, which depends on the city’s integration into European markets. And yet I do not believe that economic considerations or concerns about sovereignty offer compelling arguments for Brexit.
As the world becomes ever more daunting and complex, maintaining that influence is clearly in the country’s interest. Indeed, the global consulting firm McKinsey predicts that global growth rates during the next 50 years will be half of what they were over the previous five decades. The United Kingdom is far better placed to influence the global policy agenda from inside the European Union than from outside it. He reminisced about that Sunday in 2003 when he called up his dad to borrow P2 million to put up his very first grilled chicken restaurant.
I also remembered that time every night until midnight for many years we had to manually mix the marinade that will be used the following day and we had little sleep when we started,” Sia told Biz Buzz. Instead, our source opined that his visit could have had something to do with Solaire’s owner, Enrique Razon Jr., who has been known to be generous to his preferred candidates. I think that investors are awaiting a clearer economic messaging from the front-runners,” said Michaelangelo Oyson, president of BPI Securities.
He was specifically concerned about “delays that could be avoided,” considering the long legal process involved in forfeiture cases. According to Ambassador Gomez, their embassy, on behalf of the Bangladesh government, is submitting the papers to formally claim the surrendered and confiscated amounts as well as the remaining funds believed to be still in the country. Alhambra of the Manila Regional Trial Court set on May 2 a summary hearing on the asset preservation case.
Solaire Resort and Casino Manila, which got part of the stolen funds, also froze the P107-million account of the junket operator named by Wong as the brains behind the heist, and confiscated another P1.35 million from the rooms of the group’s players.
The money has been established as part of the funds stolen by hackers from the central bank of Bangladesh. He will serve in an acting capacity until June 30, when the incoming commander in chief may decide to keep him on the job or appoint a new AFP chief. He told the assembly, “Throughout your life, you will judge yourself against two harsh and often painful standards.
The Republic of Indonesia is the world’s biggest archipelago and the country with the world’s biggest Muslim population. Terrible human rights violations continue to be perpetrated in the province of West Papua, where 500,000 people have reportedly been killed since the Indonesian occupation in the 1960s. So many local tyrants have risen in many parts of the country while Manila was not looking.
When the Supreme Court shot it down, he whined like a spoiled brat, despite the evidence of graft. This is an understatement: His cousin Jose Angel Honrado must be sacked, banished, even jailed, if need be, for dereliction of duty. There is also the matter on the 11,000 ghost employees the Commission on Audit reportedly questioned.
The various justifications for the rape joke are as illogical as the insistence that rival candidate Mar Roxas is not a Wharton graduate.
Davao City and Quezon City, where the joke was made, do have gender and development codes, and local officials are bound by standards of conduct. These numbers stand as testament to the human suffering caused by the growing complexity of humanitarian crises, our inability and unwillingness to tackle them and the widening financial gap between increasing needs and limited resources. This holistic approach covers humanitarian and development assistance, but also seeks  to address the root causes and push factors of humanitarian crises.
The Aquino administration, finally realizing the futility of negotiations with China, hauled China into court by filing its case in the United Nations’ Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague.
The consequences of these flip-flops to our credibility, respect and dignity as a people can only be harrowing and devastating. They also asked the DOH to wait for the recommendation of the World Health Organization’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts, which is expected to come out in a matter of weeks. The United Kingdom’s Overseas Development Institute predicts that by 2025, roughly 80 percent of the world’s poor will live in fragile states. Agency for International Development said it expected to deliver its first shipment of relief supplies to victims on Wednesday.
Because SAIC was the major contractor of the US intelligence agencies, he was also assigned to the US intelligence agencies such as the National Security Agency (NSA), Central Intelligence Agency and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). We do not understand why the court cannot set an earlier date given that the AMLC has clearly informed it that the funds involved are “related to an unlawful activity of hacking or cracking” under the E-Commerce Act, or a predicate offense under the Anti-Money Laundering Act. Last month the rigodon started with Tanalgo moving down or laterally (depending on how you view these positions) from vice chief of staff, the No. Listening to an Indonesian speak Bahasa, we hear many words that have the same meanings in Filipino, like buaya, sakit, anak, buka, lima, puti, and mahal. By now, what’s no longer more weird is the Duterte supporters who threaten to kill those who oppose their candidate. To say it is a smear campaign only underscores the similar, usual lame answers other Janus-faced trapo have given in defending themselves against allegations of corruption. This approach is demand-driven and can best be seen in the countries of the Sahel or in Somalia, where Turkey has pursued an integrated policy conducted with a multi-stakeholder approach. Something ails our political system; in fact, the system needs intensive care, and Duterte is not part of the cure.
It has combined  official aid with the active involvement of the business sector and civil society and has managed  to dramatically improve countless lives. This legal track, coupled with the Philippines’ warm re-embracing of the US military—we are offering the United States five Philippine military bases for use of its armed forces—is the bedrock of the country’s defense of national sovereignty in the face of Chinese aggression. At a hearing by the Senate blue ribbon committee, Wong has expressed suspicion that this amount is still with Philrem, although the remittance company denied this.
If the status quo had been maintained, Tanalgo would have had a shot at the chief of staff position.



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