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LIKE how millennials would usually describe a failed relationship, the camp of leading vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo said there should be no forever (“walang forever”) in the canvassing of votes. Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal infused humor on Wednesday into his criticism of Senator Bongbong Marcos’ attempt to delay the canvassing of votes amid the hotly-contested vice presidential race between the senator and Robredo. As Macalintal and incoming Senator Leila de Lima who is a new addition to Robredo’s legal team, spoke to the media, they had a pile of blue boxes containing certificates of canvass (COCs) from different regions beside them.
Asked how long the canvassing of votes could possibly take, Macalintal said it can be done in two days. Macalintal also challenged Marcos to show them at least one election return that could prove that there were discrepancies in the ERs.
The seasoned election lawyer said Marcos cannot just accuse the other party of buying votes by merely basing it on the ERs and COCs. De Lima also maintained that Robredo’s camp remains confident that the Camarines Sur lawmaker will be proclaimed as the duly elected Vice President of the country.
The former Justice Secretary said they would not allow the deferment of the canvassing and proclamation for the vice president as proposed by Marcos. Besides Macalintal and De Lima, Robredo’s legal group includes lawyers Maria Bernadette Sardillo, Edgardo Carlo Vistan II and Marlon Manuel. DAVAO CITY- A high-ranking military official based here extolled presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte for his plan to free political prisoners before engaging in peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP).
He said that forging a peace pact with Communist rebels will allow the Armed Forces of the Philippines to achieve its true mandate of securing the country from external threats.
However, he said that granting freedom to political prisoners would still have to undergo processes.
In a press conference on Monday, Duterte said that freeing the political prisoners is part of confidence-building measures in the negotiations with the NDFP.
The tough-talking mayor said that they should keep talking in order for the freedom of political prisoners to take place. The United Nations (UN) has released a video of children and their families fleeing the conflict in Syria and ending up in refugee camps where their future remain uncertain.
In the video, their parents talk about finding safe refugee camps through the UN but at the same time recalling the desperation they felt and experienced as they sought to escape the Syrian civil war. Among the main concerns of the families is keeping their children warm and safe from hypothermia. According to the UN, thousands of women and children live in makeshift camps in Greece’s northern border.
A known supporter of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte had this advice to the tough-talking longtime mayor, saying power could be intoxicating. He, however, expressed understanding for Duterte’s unconventional ways and foul language, saying the public should instead just accept his “style,” expletives and all.
As to Duterte’s abrasive stance towards the Catholic Church, Tabora said the conservative hierarchy could take this as a chance to reflect on itself.
Duterte had recently called the Catholic Church as “the most hypocritical institution,” saying bishops have asked favors from politicians, including himself.
Tabora said the Church should listen to the people’s voice, considering that “a great number of people who voted for him are Catholics” despite the Church’s campaign against him.
In the afternoon, Alvarez himself led the oath-taking of three LP lawmakers from the northern Luzon bloc in the House who joined the PDP-Laban – Ilocos Sur Rep. Former LP stalwart Farinas, who earlier took his oath as new PDP-Laban member, was chosen by Alvarez as his majority floor leader in the House.
In the morning, Alvarez administered the oath-taking of the following lawmakers jumping from the LP to PDP-Laban:  Caloocan Rep. Former Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino, who lost his Senate bid, was present for the oath-taking of his brother Bambol. Alvarez said with Duterte’s overwhelming number of votes in the recently concluded presidential elections, it was not difficult for him to invite lawmakers to his side as members of the majority or join the PDP-Laban. Alvarez said he was hoping that LP members would join the PDP-Laban, adding that the request of outgoing Speaker and LP vice chair Feliciano Belmonte Jr. As a candidate for Speaker who is expected to lose to Alvarez, Belmonte is bent on leading the minority in the House.
Alvarez has said he has secured 180 lawmakers to propel him to the Speakership, although his ally newly elected 1-Pacman Rep. United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recalled his experiences during the Korean war in a video released by the organization. Ban, who was elected secretary-general in 2006, talked about his childhood and his family as they escaped the war with the help of the UN. Ban also talked about his experience as a UN official and how he sympathized with different nations that have also experienced tragedies.
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Wednesday said it is still in the process of doing confirmatory examination on the cause of death of two of the five people while attending a concert in Pasay last weekend. The NBI conducted three examinations—general toxicology test, dangerous drugs test and alcohol test. In the general toxicology test, Tierra explained that it determines if there are poisonous substances in the body of the victim while the dangerous drugs test will determine if there are traces of illegal substance like marijuana, shabu, ecstacy, among others. The NBI conducted an autopsy examination on two of the five people who died while attending the concert—Lance Garcia, 36 and Bianca Fontejon, 18. Last Monday, NBI Chemical Forensics Division Executive Officer Felicisima Francisco said Garcia and Fontejon suffered extreme high blood pressure that caused heart ruptures. She added that they are still completing their examination on submitted specimens to determine if the victims have taken illegal drugs,  noting that there are indications in the victims’ blood.
The NBI’s Anti-Illegal Drugs Division and the Death Investigation Division are conducting a parallel investigation on the incident.
Local government officials who are resorting to vigilanteism and other extrajudicial means to curb the illegal drug trade should expect summons to appear before Senate inquiries, Senator-elect Leila de Lima warned on Wednesday.
The former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chair lamented that the controversial stance of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte in dealing with drug personalities has spawned the likes of Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili, who has ordered the so-called “walk of shame” of arrested criminals in his city. De Lima, dubbed by INQUIRER editors as among the “Three Furies” along with Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales and former Commission on Audit chair Grace Pulido Tan, warned Duterte and other toughie politicians that she would be a “watchdog” in the Senate.
Duterte, who is on his way to becoming the 16th President, has earned the title “The Punisher” for his rather questionable approach in resolving the drug problem and other forms of criminality as mayor of Davao City.
He had previously admitted to being part of the notorious Davao Death Squad, a group of vigilantes which had owned to the murders of dozens of suspected criminals in Davao.
Incoming Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmena had also taken a similar bold step when he offered a P50,000 reward for policemen who would kill major drug personalities in the city. But De Lima said such policy was a clear violation of the constitutional right to presumption of innocence of suspected criminals. She said the Bill of Rights also assured individuals facing criminal cases of protection under the law. In this May 12, 2016 photo, ducks swim next to a measuring pole in a low water level pond in Dala township, south of Yangon, Myanmar.
The dry season, which typically runs from April through May, has been compounded this year by an El Nino-induced drought that added several months to the water shortage affecting Dala township. The arrival of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government on April 1 opened a new chapter in Myanmar.
In this May 12, 2016 photo, children carry drinking water in plastic containers as they balance on a narrow beam of timber across a lotus-filled pond in Dala township, south of Yangon, Myanmar. A quasi-civilian government in power from 2011-2015 implemented nascent democratic reforms that have resulted in a development boom, with the World Bank and others pouring billions of dollars into the country of 60 million as it starts to open up to the world. The current drought has hit Myanmar hard, along with neighboring countries in Southeast Asia. Senator-elect Leila de Lima expressed concern over the pronouncements of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte which she deemed alarming for a new leader who has not even assumed presidential powers fully.
Among those De Lima questioned were Duterte’s statement on giving a hero’s burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., pardoning former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, reinstatement of the death penalty and implementing the “shoot-to-kill” order against criminals. In a recent interview, Duterte said he would allow Marcos to be buried at the (Libingan ng mga Bayani) heroes’ cemetery “to erase one of the hatreds” which persists among the Filipinos. De Lima, a former human rights commissioner, strongly opposed this plan of Duterte as it would mean totally forgetting the atrocities committed during martial law. She said it would be a great insult to the human rights victims during the authoritarian regime of Marcos, whose son and namesake challenged Robredo in the vice presidential race. Two weeks after the 2016 elections, and six weeks before his term ends, President Aquino signed the “Department of Information and Communications Technology Act of 2015” into law. To be sure, the short title of the new law can be misinterpreted, as just another addition to bureaucratic bloat.
Filipinos have always had a desperate yearning to be saved from their miseries by some guy on a white horse, some knight in shining armor, some great leader who, with a magical gesture, would raise them from degradation, squalor, poverty and other misfortunes. In national elections, the voters consist of the middle class and the masses—the social classes most buffeted by the pincers of inflation, paucity of basic services, endemic criminality and dubious “way of life.” They search for a savior-hero who can forthwith uplift them from the morass of their daily lives in a dreadful status quo. Three days before Election Day, Rodrigo Duterte pulled away from his rivals in the voter preference polls. Given six years of bitter division and wasted opportunities under Benigno Aquino III, angry voters were enthralled by a promising leadership of strength and decisiveness who could make things happen.
The wiliness of Duterte’s band was the realization that only a genuine political movement can dominate a multisided contest with motherhood statements floated as palliatives to the people. The challenge from an entrenched bureaucracy, cunning in the ways of getting its way while seeming to obey, is the biggest obstacle to the success of any president. The modern state, therefore, is a system of force besides being a legal system, exercised by the sovereign through authorization, not habitual obedience that takes place with the social contract.
To conceive of the state and law as coeval means that there are limitations on the sovereign power. Duterte, who studied and practiced law, can thus achieve unity of power at home with independence abroad of the nation-state, under whose banner the world has moved during the last three centuries.
Also, recent findings have shown that Zika is not only transmitted by mosquitoes but also through sex.
A major problem, says Costello, is “vector control”—that is, limiting the number and spread of the mosquitoes that carry the disease.
One of the advantages to be gained from taking part in international conferences, such as the biannual Women Deliver held last week in Copenhagen, is that one can “pick and choose” from a wide range of topics discussed by experts from all over the world who otherwise would not be available as news sources. Even with the growing focus on the particular problems of young people, especially around such “taboo” topics like sexuality and early pregnancy, certain sectors of the young are overlooked, if not ignored. Such abrupt life changes, says Chandra-Mouli, may account for the startling fact that in many societies, “suicide has become one of the top causes of death for teenagers.” Unable to cope with the jarring demands of marital sex (often accompanied by violence) and motherhood, young women may elect to simply take their own lives.
Globally, say studies, suicide is the top cause of death among adolescent girls, while maternal mortality accounts for the second highest number of deaths among girls age 15 to 19 years old. Much of the stress on young women, it has been found, is due to the clash between their concept of themselves and what they want from life, and the expectations of their parents and of society. As for boys, they may be subject to “different vulnerabilities,” such as resorting to violence or embracing gang culture, if not drug use, indulging in alcohol and other dangerous activities. Young people are a health market unto themselves, and health services and approaches must be targeted to especially appeal to young people, and more important, keep them coming back. Sometimes, adult health policymakers and service providers merely mouth the need for “empowerment” of young people, even as their policies and actions achieve the opposite. Tradition dictates that an outgoing president descends the historic Malacanang staircase for the last time when he is fetched by the president-elect on the morning of June 30, the date fixed by the 1987 Philippine Constitution for the inauguration of—and transfer of power to—the new president. After the inauguration, the new president takes possession of Malacanang by ascending the staircase marking the first day of his six-year term. Fifteen portraits will have to be repositioned to make way for the new one, and I wonder what will happen when the Malacanang ceremonial hall runs out of space for additional portraits.
As the new president gazes on his predecessors it will be timely for him to remember the first—the controversial Emilio Aguinaldo. But Aguinaldo was prevailed upon to stay, and his resignation letter was shelved and forgotten, till it formed part of the archive captured by the enemy during the Philippine-American War and shipped to Washington where it was dug up from the dustbin of history by Capt.
We will never know what made Aguinaldo contemplate this drastic step of resigning, but from the text one can get a sense that his trust and optimism had been misplaced in some of the men around him. History may seem irrelevant to millennials, but anyone who reads texts like the ones quoted above may be misled into believing that Aguinaldo foretold the future, because in the end history does not repeat itself, it is us who repeat it. If there’s an area where presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte could make a difference—and leave a lasting legacy—it would be in sports development. As with the Philippines’ economic development, sports once saw a golden age up to the 1950s. The hosting of the events rotates each year; this last season, the host was the University of the Philippines, the only public school in the association.
Funds come in large part from a contract with ABS-CBN, who gets exclusive broadcasting rights.
UP has often been at a disadvantage, having less funds, plus varsity players being under greater pressure to keep up with UP’s grueling academic requirements, in addition to sports. People often forget that UAAP has a juniors division, meaning, high schools competing for a smaller range of sports, but these are important, too, because top players here move into the senior teams which, in turn, could lead them to professional teams (for example, the PBA for basketball).
Even as amateur players, UAAP’s varsity players also get to compete regionally, like in the Asean games.  We’ve also had players qualifying for the Olympics team. It’s the participation in these international events where we see the need to provide even more support to our varsity players because our neighbors are working double time to move forward.  China now even has a football academy, an entire school devoted to developing football players. More than winning in competition, though, sports development has to be seen for its higher goals. Sports means a healthier youth, and a healthier nation.  Sports development becomes even more crucial with the epidemic of obesity among our young, which could translate into a higher incidence of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and metabolic disorders, the cost of treatment of which taxpayers will pay for. UP’s coaches tell me of the problems they face trying to change the athletes’ unhealthy diets and lifestyles. The men’s and women’s football teams’ championships last May 5 were truly occasions for celebrations, to a large extent because it showed how important motivation and inspiration can be.
The Duterte team includes Pia Cayetano, who has been a champion for sports, including as author of a law that protects the rights of student athletes. With presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s agenda getting to be progressively developed, the observance of International Biodiversity Day last May 22 offered a timely reminder of the need for and importance of effectively managing the country’s natural wealth.
Few places in the world are as rich in biodiversity as the Philippines, which is considered one of 18 mega-biodiverse countries. Worryingly, this natural abundance is now on a watch list of biodiversity hot spots.  The Philippines has at least 700 species threatened with extinction. These numbers are not just a concern of aesthetics, of preserving natural beauty; they are also a critical economic and social issue.
These resources utilized sustainably can make a remarkable difference in the lives of many Filipinos. If biodiversity management becomes effective, it will produce revenue, which in turn will provide the financing for biodiversity management.
The repercussions of biodiversity loss are much more expensive than the cost of sustaining, protecting and managing biodiversity. NEW YORK—The announcement that US President Barack Obama’s visit to Japan this week will include a stop in Hiroshima is welcome news.
The main argument in favor of dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and a second bomb on Nagasaki three days later, has always been that it would hasten an end to World War II. One might ask why the awesome power of the atomic bomb was not demonstrated to the Japanese with an attack on, say, a military site away from a city. In fact, US officials had another reason for choosing to target Hiroshima and Nagasaki, instead of remote sites: They wanted a firsthand look at the impact of an atomic bomb on a city.
Moreover, Japan’s record in expressing regret for its own crimes is poor, as exemplified by its half-hearted apologies for forcing Korean “comfort women” to provide sexual services to its Army during the war. The leaders of many other countries, including Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, have issued apologies for past misdeeds.
In the presidential race, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, a reluctant candidate, won by a landslide. To be sure, candidates who participated in the elections have their own beautiful platform or program of government. Originally intended to enable “marginalized sectors” of society (that is, without ways and means to run an expensive electoral campaign) to be represented in the House of Representatives, the “party-list system” has now become the object of public ridicule. Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, right, with his daughter, Holly Branson, tour the grounds of the Los Angeles Amity Foundation with its vice president, Mark Faucette, middle, in Los Angeles on Nov. British billionaire and philanthropist Richard Branson is a known rebel in his field, having grown his Virgin Group business empire in oftentimes unconventional ways. But even Branson, who was back in Manila Wednesday after two decades to speak with the country’s entrepreneurs and business elite, draws the line when human rights are involved, especially when it comes to the death penalty. Most of the crowd paid anywhere between P20,000 to P35,000 each to hear the flamboyant visionary share his thoughts on business and success.
Branson said implementing the death penalty in jurisdictions where convictions are less than certain cannot be tolerated. Duterte, who won by a landslide in the May 9, 2016 polls on a platform coming out tough against crime and corruption, said he would restore the death penalty for heinous crimes. These crimes include rape as well as kidnapping resulting in the death of the victim, reports showed. The topic on the death penalty came up during the business forum as Branson noted the global war on drugs has “been a complete failure”.
He said jurisdictions would have less of a chance resolving the drug problem if approached in a “repressive” way rather than an approach seeking to reform addicts. Despite calls against it, executions have been on the rise globally, Amnesty International said in its latest report. THE LOCAL stock barometer rallied back to the 7,400 level on Wednesday as rising commodities and a favorable outlook on US economy boosted risk-taking across emerging markets.
The index ended higher for the third straight session, initially bouncing from last week’s bloodbath but now driven higher by improved risk appetite across the region.
The property counter led the PSEi higher, rising by 2.33 percent while the financial and holding firm counters all rose by over 1 percent. AC, URC, JG Summit, AEV, PLDT and Metrobank all advanced by over 1 percent while BDO, ICTSI and AP contributed to the day’s gains. Notable gainers outside PSEi for the day included Cebu Air (+2.65 percent), which has benefited from cheap aviation fuel. Pagcor president and chief operating officer Eugene Manalastas – who led the ceremonial turn-over of check to Pres.
From 2012 to present, Pagcor turned over a total of P13.39 billion cash dividends to the government. During his term, GOCCs remitted a total of P163.33 billion dividends, nearly double the amount turned over during the nine-year Macapagal-Arroyo administration.
Under Republic Act 7656, GOCCs are required to remit at least 50 percent of their annual net earnings as cash, stock or property dividends to the national government. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Wednesday, JFC said it had entered into an agreement with Cargill Philippines Inc. This partnership is estimated to create around 1,000 new full-time jobs and develop new opportunities in the farming community in Batangas and nearby provinces as local poultry farmers are contracted to grow chicken to supply the requirements of the processing plant. Cargill will hold a 70 percent stake in the venture while JFC will own the remaining 30 percent.
JFC chief executive officer Ernesto Tanmantiong said in a press statement: “We partnered with Cargill to deliver high quality chicken products through Cargill’s technology and quality standards. NEW YORK— Toyota said Tuesday it is investing in Uber, making it the latest car company to put money in a ride-hailing app. As part of the deal, Uber drivers can lease Toyota vehicles with money earned from their driving. Toyota is investing in San Francisco-based Uber alongside Mirai Creation Investment Limited Partnership, an investment fund backed by Toyota and Japanese bank Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.
This March 13, 2012 photo shows the manifolds that regulate the input and output of oil to the White Cliffs pipeline at the SemCrude tank farm north of Cushing, Oklahoma. NEW YORK, United States — World oil prices rose Tuesday, with US crude striking a seven month high as traders expect data showing a decline in American commercial inventories and weigh production problems in Nigeria. Investors awaited the American Petroleum Institute’s report on US crude inventories last week, due later Tuesday, and the official data for that week from the US Department of Energy on Wednesday. Expectations are running unusually high for a decline in US supplies, given the wildfires that have interrupted oil production in Canada, the biggest supplier of crude to the United States. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for July delivery advanced 54 cents to $48.62 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the highest closing price since October.
Bob Yawger of Mizuho Securities USA noted that prices were supported Italian oil company Eni’s force majeure declaration after attacks over at its Brass Rivers terminal in Nigeria, in essence saying it cannot guarantee production to customers.
Crude prices have rebounded since plunging to near 13-year lows below $30 a barrel in February amid abundant global supplies. In a statement, HCPTI lawyer Eugene Santiago said that the appellate court’s May 12 ruling did not involve the issue on ownership of the company and that businessman Reghis Romero II remained in control and continued to manage the facility. The court decision does not place Romero’s estranged son Michael, One Source Support Services Inc. The subject matter of the Court of Appeals decision, he added, was limited only to the affirmation of the 20-day temporary restraining order of the Pasig City regional trial court, issued on Dec. The lawyer said the dispositive portion explicitly remands the case to the lower court for further proceedings. The feud between father and son stemmed from Michael’s claim that his company, Harbour Center Port Holdings Inc., has gained majority control of HCPTI through the transfer of shares owned by his father’s companies. Factions identified with the father and son filed various civil and criminal cases in Manila, Quezon City, Pasig City and Marikina City courts. Change is coming for the telecommunications sector, which could witness a state-led shakeup unseen in almost two decades, under the incoming administration of presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. Industry observers weighed Duterte’s challenge to the telecommunications duopoly of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. The statements made by Duterte, whose term begins in July this year, was the strongest coming from an elected President regarding this sector since the time of President Estrada in the late 1990s, when he ordered both PLDT and Globe to settle interconnection issues over text messaging.


Text messaging was the hot service then and it has since given way to the digital age where smartphones are driving an explosion in demand for Internet services, instant messaging and social media. Those reforms were included in a February 2016 policy brief she authored and presented to the Joint Foreign Chambers of the Philippines.
Taken with this week’s signing by President Aquino of a law that would establish a Department of Information and Communications Technology, Yu said steps were being taken to improve digital services in the Philippines.
Even before the May 9 polls, Duterte was perceived to be the most capable in terms of starting reforms in the telecommunications sector, at least according to the Fitch Group’s BMI Research. A new player would arrive this year via a high-speed mobile Internet service to be launched by conglomerate San Miguel Corp. But kung walang question, kahit dalawang araw matatapos iyan at kung marunong tumanggap ng pagkatalo ang ating mga kandidato.
Marcos to show us one election return of the so many thousands of returns canvassed and transmitted to the policy server. The three daughters of the Camarines Sur lawmaker, Jillian, Tricia and Aika, campaign staff and her supporters were present in the Eucharistic celebration. Casiano Monilla said on Wednesday that the freeing of political prisoners and the promise of quelling insurgency will be beneficial not only to the Communist Party of the Philippines but also to the military. Alam niyo naman na kami ang naatasan na gumawa ng counter-insurgency operations precisely because our PNP is too busy addressing domestic problems,” Monilla said.
The Idomeni camp alone is home to 4,000 children, with doctors warning that conditions are dangerous for them. I think that was what the people admired on him so greatly,” said Tabora, calling Duterte by his nickname.
Duterte is taking can be interpreted to be a very powerful prophetic position, trying to help the Church also to reflect on itself and to reflect on its own ability to be the Church of the poor that it has for many years proclaimed itself to be,” said Tabora.
So I think he’s saying “I have a love for the poor, maybe instead of knocking me down, maybe we should work together. He even taunted the Church hierarchy for his landslide victory despite the call against voting for him. Yung pagbabago na sinabi niya nung kampanya, at kung kinakailangan natin ng suporta ng mga kongresista, para sa akin, hindi ko naman tinitingnan itong balimbing, kundi pagmamahal sa bayan,” Alvarez said.
Without giving out names, Alvarez said he has counted at least 15 LP members who took their oath as new PDP-Laban members. Wilfredo Tierra, Assistant Chief of the NBI’s Medico-Legal Division, said they have an initial finding but they are still conducting a confirmatory examination before making a final report.
We took a representative tissue sections of the internal organs and body fluids, blood to determine the presence of any toxic or poisonous materials,” Tierra said in a phone interview. Droughts, floods, pest infestations and limited agricultural supplies have contributed to most of the Myanmar’s desperate need for food and water. People walk for hours to fill their plastic buckets at a lotus-filled pond that is the only clean source of drinking water in this community outside Myanmar’s biggest city, Yangon. The Nobel Peace laureate heads the first civilian government after a half-century of military control, meaning the people have great expectations and the democracy crusader has an enormous list of challenges.
But the needs are still enormous, and many communities, including Dala, have yet to receive much help.
This year’s dry season, which typically runs from April through May, has been compounded by an El Nino-induced drought that added several months to the water shortage affecting Dala township. And communities in the area fear their access to water will become even more limited before the rains come.
Let’s be really vigilant,” De Lima said after the legal team of vice presidential candidate Camarines Sur Rep.
10844 is not only necessary, but vital.  Recto has called information and communications technology (or ICT) “the third utility, after power and water,” and every day more people will agree with him. But advocates say the law actually streamlines the government agencies and organizations involved in the information and communications technology (or ICT) sector, bringing clarity and coherence.
It will have the same, if not smaller, budgetary footprint, as what the affected agencies together have.” He was talking about the abolition of five government agencies as well as several operating units in the Department of Transportation and Communications, and the transfer of their functions, resources and personnel to the new department. Now the next step is critical: The Aquino and the Duterte administrations must work closely together to avoid regulatory capture of the new department, by appointing the right candidates to the new positions.
The majority of our voters do not consider issues, program of government, or track record, but pick a candidate perceived to be a victor—their champion or messiah who would pursue their most intense yearnings for the good life. The tough-talking and anti-Establishment mayor of Davao City generated a massive following that threatened martyrdom for those with contrary views.
They would take a chance on a straight-talking mayor against trapo oligarchs unable to fulfill promises of meaningful change, and who can spit on the yellow throne.
As policemen turn criminals and other government personnel destroy what they should nurture, the temptation to cut a few thousand heads is an open invitation. It is a general inclination of all humankind in the state of nature to desire power after power, that ceases only in death. It is an ever-present menace that lurks beneath the glossy surface of civilized life—a condition of war where each is at war with the other, making life nasty, brutish and short.
It implies that the sovereign can legislate under certain existing rules and be conferred unrestricted power. Silvestre, a retired Army colonel, bemedalled officer and multiawarded writer, is former chief, Office of Strategic and Special Studies, Armed Forces of the Philippines. After the world sat up and noticed the rapid spread of the mosquito-borne Zika, which has the deadliest effects on the fetuses carried by women infected by the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) made a budget call for $58 million to fund the global response to the disease. There have been cases of women infected by the virus after having sex with their infected male partners. The problem, says the doctor, is that the spread of mosquito-borne diseases was once stringently controlled by the use of insecticides and insect repellents. But it has since expanded its scope to a broad range of health issues—such as Zika—while building a very strong youth component. Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, of the WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research, says that in most of the world “adolescence is viewed as a time of changes.” This developmental stage has been recognized as a time when a child undergoes changes in various aspects—physically, socially, mentally, intellectually—in preparation for adulthood. An important strategy, they say, is to “empower young people so that they demand health services for themselves.” But for this to transpire, health center personnel must first of all be welcoming, listening and nonjudgmental.
When we require young people to first present written permission from a parent before accessing health services, commodities or even just advice, do we seriously think we’ll ever see them again? When Rodrigo Duterte enters Malacanang the first time as president in the afternoon of June 30, he will encounter the portraits of his 15 predecessors in the main ceremonial hallway. It is not well-known that Aguinaldo, maligned as a power-hungry, power-grabbing president in history classes, considered resigning from the presidency and, in fact, offered his resignation in December 1898, asking his countrymen to accept it as a Christmas gift. He says that in: “the majority of revolutions in any nation the rich men (had) been the leaders in the struggle to attain independence, but here the contrary has been true, for the poor men have taken precedence… . The Rizal Memorial Stadium was well known in the region, and we had basketball teams that made it to the Olympics. Traces of our past glory in sports are still to be found in the Rizal Memorial Stadium, but the grounds and its facilities’ deterioration reflect our national sports situation. But over the years, UAAP has pushed for greater recognition of the other sports.  UAAP has shown how inter-university cooperation, together with support from media, can promote sports.
According to ABS-CBN’s sports director Dino Laurena, the turnout for the final game of women’s volleyball last April was the largest ever in UAAP history, even exceeding that of men’s basketball championships.
After the UP women’s football team won the championship, I met with some of the parents and they said it was crucial to expose young girls to football, as early as grade school. We speak of giving our youth recreational activities that develop both body and mind.  Visit our urban poor communities and you’ll find young people just lounging around, or using makeshift internet cafes that charge a peso a minute.
There’s almost a vicious cycle here—to a large extent, our neglect of children’s nutrition means fewer young people becoming athletes, and if they do, they are handicapped by being shorter and less fit than our neighbors’ athletes.
I am always amazed by our athletes’ dedication, putting in long hours to rigorous training. Much of my involvement in sports has been boosting morale, rushing over to console a team that lost, or even more painfully, that narrowly missed a victory, assuring them they’re still the best players as far as UP is concerned; or when a team does win, going overboard with celebrations. I hope Pia, herself an athlete, will push sports higher up in the national agenda, and get physical education to be a serious part of the educational system, from kindergarten onward.
Instead of more cockpits, let’s have more sports facilities and, let’s not forget, not just basketball courts for males but a whole range of facilities for both males and females, complete with staff and facilities that promote healthier lifestyles to go with the sports. The country is known to harbor more diversity of life per hectare than any other country in the world.
Forest cover has dwindled to a meagre 7.2 million hectares or 24 percent of the country’s total land area. Biodiversity managed effectively can help reduce poverty, preserve livelihoods and traditional lifestyles, and make a significant contribution to national economic growth.  Note, almost 70 percent of the country’s population is dependent on the environment and natural resources for a living. Global sales of pharmaceuticals derived from genetic resources account for $75 billion to $150 billion.
For example, there are 1,816 “marine protected areas” (MPAs) throughout the Philippines, covering more than 400,000 ha. The quantity and quality of water, food, pharmaceuticals, energy—almost everything that sustains life—suffer.
Of course, Obama will not apologize for America’s 1945 nuclear attack, which annihilated the city and instantly killed about 90,000 people (with many more dying later from the effects of radiation).
The attacks actually saved many more Japanese and American lives, the argument goes, than they claimed.
That option was considered at the time, but American officials decided that the effect on Japanese policymakers would not be as great. They didn’t choose, say, Tokyo, because it had previously been fire-bombed, the devastation from which could not easily be differentiated from the effects of the atomic bomb. Most obvious, if it were acceptable to kill civilians en masse whenever it could be expected to abbreviate a conflict, no atrocity would be beyond the pale.
Not only was Japan extremely brutal toward the populations of Asian countries it occupied—a reality that undermined sympathy for Japanese civilians who became victims of allied attacks—but it also brought the United States into that war by perfidiously attacking Pearl Harbor. Add to that the widespread view that the bombs accelerated the end of the war, thereby saving lives, and few Americans would make the case that Japan is owed any apology.
Given America’s unique role in the world, its actions tend to be viewed as somehow justifiable, even when many Americans recognize them as technically wrong.
In 1988, the US Congress adopted, and President Ronald Reagan signed, legislation granting reparations to Japanese-Americans who had been placed in internment camps during World War II.
By far the best-known apology was issued by German Chancellor Willy Brandt in December 1970.
In contrast, Vice President Jojo Binay, initially the consistent front-runner among presidentiables in SWS’ and Pulse Asia’s preelection surveys, placed fourth in the unofficial vote count. Given the number of “party-list” groupings approved by the Commission on Elections (following a Supreme Court ruling discarding “marginalized” as a criterion), any Tom, Dick or Harry can now form a corporation with dummies and have its nominee compete for a seat in Congress. How they could ever pretend to speak for PWDs beats the heck out of everyone!  It has in fact led critics to say that “Supreme Court Justice Velasco is shamelessly creating his own political dynasty”!
Jaded politicos who could no longer run for reelection to the same office have descended upon this electoral limbo where anything and everything goes—all thanks to a Supreme Court which could not say no to one of its own! He said even the United States, which has a “relatively good judicial system”, got it wrong years ago when DNA-based evidence was not yet allowed. More investors now expect that the US economy is strong enough to hurdle any impending interest rate hike by June or July. Aquino – said in a press statement on Wednesday that good corporate governance had enabled the state-run gaming firm to continuously beat its targets and maintain position as one of the government’s top-revenue earners.
JFC will also have a 30 percent stake in the realty firm from which CJPMPI will lease the land on which the processing plant will be located. We will continue to maintain our strong relationship with key chicken suppliers in the country and look forward to sustained long term supply arrangements with them as our businesses grow together,” Tanmantiong added. JFC also also invest P15.2 million for its 30 percent stake in the realty firm from which CJPMPI will lease the land. Oil prices have hit a new 2016 high over expectations of a decline in US inventory and production problems in Nigeria. 1, 2014, stopping Romero and his companies from disrupting One Source’s operations in the facility. It included moves to lower entry barriers, adopt open access, update decades-old regulations, promote infrastructure sharing and implement the necessary spectrum management. Priorities in this sector would depend on who Duterte would choose to head the DICT, he added.
Ang said Tuesday that talks were still ongoing with a yet-to-be-disclosed foreign partner, but he said the intention was still to launch the service within 2016. A But he promised me on his returnA back to the United States I would be the first media personality to interview him in New York City.A  I never will forget how confident he was that he would return victorious.
I don’t think it’s realistic (to change),” Tabora said in a press conference here late Wednesday afternoon.
Ralph Recto, an Aquino ally and principal sponsor of the consolidated Senate bill, the delayed signing did not take place in a tech-appropriate place, such as “a coffee shop where BPO [business process outsourcing] workers congregate. The reason for this is not intensive delight, but because one cannot assume the power to live well, which one has at present, without the acquisition of more. If he is blocked in his reform moment, he will abolish Congress and declare a revolutionary government. It is a word derived from the Hebrew for “sea monster,” a creature in the Bible, and a metaphor for Thomas Hobbes’ perfect government to preserve peace and prevent civil war through social contract. Hence, the state comes as a phenomenon of force, but qualified and harnessed through law—a transition to civil society—where finally human relations are secured and predictable. He belongs to Class 1968 of the UP Vanguard Diliman, and taught political theory at UP Manila when called to active duty as first lieutenant in 1975. The Zika virus, say experts, can remain in the semen of infected men for up to 62 days, although they are still determining the “average duration” of Zika infection in men.
But after studies determined the bad effects of these chemicals, such as DDT, on human beings and the environment, these were banned from common use.
But with early marriages, he said, this crucial period of transition disappears and there is an abrupt, jolting jump from childhood to adulthood. If I were asked who can competently match these, I’d say, it would be the eminent Cebuano painter Romulo Galicano.
Taylor, who published a selection of key documents that is known to historians as the five-volume “Philippine Insurrection Against the United States” (Lopez Museum, 1971). But it’s still the universities’ own funds that are crucial for the teams, with the alumni playing a major role. Indeed, through the years we’ve seen how UAAP sports events, other than basketball, have been drawing larger crowds each year. Significant, too, is how the women’s volleyball teams’ fans are composed of entire families. This immense natural wealth—and this is a remarkable asset—however, faces significant risk. In fact, the country’s marine waters are seen as the epicenter of marine biodiversity on earth.
A study commissioned by the UN Development Programme found that the net present sustainable bioprospecting value of the Philippines’ forests is approximately $36 million annually in perpetuity.
The challenge, however, is that only 10-15 percent of these MPAs have been effective in protecting the resources in them. We need to move quickly to viewing biodiversity as an investment that can deliver significant economic and social returns. Nonetheless, the visit will inevitably spur reflection on and debate about what happened there and why.
Kyoto was also considered, but a top American official, Secretary of War Henry Stimson, had visited that city during his honeymoon and objected to the destruction of the city’s cultural treasures.
Yet Obama remains unwilling to apologize for Hiroshima—a decision with which most Americans probably agree. That is the case with the Vietnam War and, more recently, the invasion of Iraq on the fallacious grounds that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. On a visit to a memorial where the Warsaw Ghetto once stood, Brandt—who had actually fought the Nazis—dropped to his knees, his head bowed, in a silent but profound apology on Germany’s behalf. And, though no one imagines that Obama would repeat Brandt’s gesture, his words and his demeanor in Hiroshima will be scrutinized worldwide. More surprising was that the little-known Leni Robredo, also a hesitant candidate like Duterte, trounced her four popular and politically entrenched opponents: Senators Bongbong Marcos, Alan Peter Cayetano, Gregorio Honasan and Antonio Trillanes in the vice presidential derby. But what made Duterte, Robredo and Vergara click with the electorate and win over their adversaries who bared programs and projects no different from theirs? Duterte’s pronouncements drew opposition from the Catholic Church, the Commission on Human Rights and even some lawmakers. This optimism was furled by upbeat US home sales data in April, which hit the highest level in over eight years. The company has entered more than four hundred cities around the world, despite pushback from regulators and the taxi industry about how it vets drivers.
Duterte would be more likely to address these problems owing to his hard line against corruption,” BMI research said in a report last month. Droughts, floods, pest infestations and limited agricultural supplies have contributed to the country’s desperate need for food and water. Leonor “Leni” Robredo held a media briefing at Microtel Ayala Technohub in Quezon City on Wednesday. With neither a war chest nor machinery, he used his foul mouth to the optimum, amplified by a forceful persona. Civilization, like beauty, is only skin-deep, and the use of force, under rules acceptable to most, must remain a tool of public administration. Anthony Costello, director for Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health for WHO, the world health body has been able to raise only “under $4 million.” Crucial funding allotted by the Obama administration in the United States, he added, has been held up by Congress, with Republican legislators insisting that enough funds remain from other programs that could be directed toward fighting Zika. Which is why, says Costello, diseases like dengue have made a comeback in places where they once had been eradicated.
If something more modern is desired, then National Artist BenCab would be ideal, except that he is from Luzon and it would be fitting to have a portrait by an artist from Mindanao or the Visayas for a change. Over exploitation and unsustainable practices, encroachment on forested areas, pollution, over-fishing, poor land management, and natural disasters exacerbated by climate change are contributing significantly to an alarming rate of biodiversity loss. The goods and services provided by the marine coastal resources of the country are estimated to be over $556 million annually. So whether it is an economic or social argument, or something driven by a broader concern to ensure that highly diverse areas remain so, it is clear that we must immediately secure and enhance what is left of these resources.
The main tactical purpose of the attack was to kill large numbers of civilians, thereby demonstrating to the Japanese the high cost of continuing the war. Let us hope that they include some sign that he recognizes America’s responsibility for the destruction of so many civilian lives.
The same thing happened in the third district of Nueva Ecija.  First time congressional candidate Ria Vergara, a successful local entrepreneur, beat Aurelio Umali, the three-termer governor of Nueva Ecija. A conceited mestiza who abjured Filipino women for milk and honey by adopting US citizenship, contemptible. While mutations, of which the deadly strain of Zika is believed to be part, are presenting challenges to present-day researchers and caregivers. And, of course, the correlation between conserving natural beauty and generating significant revenue from tourism is obvious.
If one had to pick the moment when Germany restored its global standing in the aftermath of the horrors it committed during World War II, this was it. It just happened that today’s mature and intelligent voters believe their words and promises more than their opponents’. A charismatic leader, a lofty intellectual, a passion that levels mountains, a Viking berserker, a seer and superb administrator all at once, certainly! The despicable feeling toward that person with a perceived advantage is so strong that the one who feels a€?envya€? takes action to remove that persona€™s advantage in the hope that it will pass on to him.
Pilate knew the real issue: The chief priests felt threatened and insecure because of Jesusa€™ growing popularity.
Pilate knew insecurity was driving the chief priests to demand that Jesus be charged with a criminal offense and that He be publicly declared guilty and crucified. They wanted to remove Jesus so that the publicity that had been focused on Him would shift back to the priesthood, where it had been before Jesus came on the scene. A My second week at the course I got in early and became bored while waiting for my homeboys. He deeply resents that persona€™s blessing and tries to figure out a way to seize it away fromA the person he envies in order to make it his own.A In the example given above, the chief priests were envious of the acclaim Jesus was gaining.
A My teammates and coaches were often challenged by my "Just give me the ball and get the hell out of my way" attitude. It is so strong that it propels a person to take some kind of action a€” most often, someA kind of evil action designed to do away with the person who has the advantage. A I was not the best athlete on the field or on the court, but I thought I was.A When the game was on the line I wanted the ball in my hands. This is an unscrupulous person who uses and abuses people so he might grasp the things he desires.A Perhaps youa€™ve seen this work of the flesh manifested at the office, your place of employment,A or even at your church. Have you ever witnessed a moment when a fellow employee or believer triedA to snuggle up close to you, but you found out later that this person was only feigning friendship? InA reality, he didna€™t want to be your friend; he just wanted to be close to you so he could befriend someoneA you knew. This goes on in the secular world all the time, but it should not happen inside the church. A A It was a hot evening and the constant in and out of the woods was not a pleasant undertaking. If you sow anger, resentment, and bitterness, that negative harvest will come back to you in the future.A But if you sow joy for those who have been blessed and who are ahead of you, a time will come when blessings will come back to you.
What I thought would be a nine-hole outing turned into eighteen holes and a White House visit and a Presidential appointment in 1969. General William Rogers, Hattie, President Nixon and HBA Petey and I would become great friends and in 1965 we would meet again.


Once the worshipers were completely inebriated due to their consumption of wine, they threw off all restraints and fully yieldedA themselves to every temptation of the flesh. A The United Planning Organization a self-help community organization was hiring "Neighborhood Workers." A They hired three, me, Petey and H. A Two years later Rap would be named Chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. That was the deliberate goal of this religion; hence, the participantsA were drawn into perverted and shameless orgies. A I would become a Roving Leader (Youth Gang Task Force) for the DC Recreation Department and Petey would find his new home in radio at WOL.
A Three UPO "Neighborhood Workers" would go on to establish their own independent idenities. Thus, if a person was entheos, he was a€?in the control of a god.a€? Interestingly, this is where we get the wordA enthusiasm.
A Petey would win 2 Emmy Awards and in 2007 there was a feeble attempt to do his life story on the big screen. It was believed that when a participant fell into one of these uncontrolled, frenzied moments, he had passed the moral barrier and was now caught in the control of a god or spirit. ThisA entheos experience was the ultimate goal for those who participated in the religion of Bacchos.A The consumption of wine was a key factor in this pagan religion.
Recent archeological digs of ancient cities testify to the prevalent use of wine at that time.A Great numbers of homes have been discovered with huge underground caverns designed to hold aA vast supply of wine.
He is now in jail serving a life sentence for the murder of a black Deputy Sherrif in Fulton County, Georgia. In some of these sites, the houses were found to have openings in the floorA through which a person could dip down into the massive wine supply below. This word a€?excessa€? is the Greek wordA asotia, which when literally translated means one who has lost his ability to save or to spare himself. This is a person who wastes his life, squanders his money, or desecrates his body because he is drunk andA cannot think straight. Brian McIntyre.A  He was sitting almost alone and there was no one waiting in line (compared to today's media circus). The Bible provides a strong indication that althoughA the believers in Ephesus had been redeemed and delivered from the temple of Artemis, they wereA allowing the consumption of wine to remain a common feature in their lives.
Paul urged them to stopA this practice, telling them to put aside the wine and to a€?be filled with the Spirita€? in its place. Paul knewA that once these believers were under the influence of Goda€™s Spirit, they would beA positively affected!
The believers in the first century were trying to walk free from the power of their flesh.A  The last thing they needed was to drink wine, inhibit their ability to think correctly, revive the flesh, and then do things that were sinful or damaging!A  So Paul urged them to leave the wine alone!
Most who see the word a€?revellingsa€? imagine that it refers to drunkenness, street fights, or those who run from one drunken party to the next. A  I looked down and notice that all the white media were seated on one side of half-court and all the blacks were seated on the other side of the half-court line. Certainly there is nothing wrong with laughter; the problem with this person isA that he is consumed with the need for comedy, light moments, fun, pleasure, entertainment, or constantA eating. The word philos means to love, and the word hedone means something that tastes sweet orA something that is pleasant or enjoyable. In classical Greece, it denoted the exaltation of pleasure, especially signified by the freedom to sexually express oneself.
He stepped in front of me and said "I got it."A It would be the start of the 4th quarter that Mark returned to the press table table and apologize for his unprofessional actions. A There were other mistakes like someone thought a black Judy Holland was VP material---far from it. The flesh wants to escape responsibility, thrive on fun, and avoid the seriousness of life.
IfA you let your flesh lead you, it will waste your time, your talents, and your energies on things that areA not eternal.
A It took a minute but in the meantime, he was making an effort to bring about change in his own way. Youa€™ll spend all your time watching television, going to movies, and eating at restaurants a€”A and in the end, youa€™ll have nothing to show for it but tons of credit card debt. A But according veteran (32 years) sports writer Bill Rhoden of the New York Times, progress in sports media pressrooms around the country are on a slow boat to China.A His recent appearance on the widely acclaimed television news show Meet the Press, he said, "the NBA, NFL and MLB are still dragging their feet.
Media pressrooms at Deadline are still the last plantations.A A Pioneering broadcaster and former NBA CBS basketball analyst Sonny Hill and now a sports talk show host on WIP Radio in Philadelphia said, "I am not surprised by Rhoden's statement, very little has changed in media pressrooms. A One of the problems there is no networking among blacks who have moved it up the ladder." A That is an understatement.
A  The copy rights for Inside Sports is own by News Week Magazine and it is own by the Washington Post. Your flesh may recoil from doing theseA things, but afterward youa€™ll feel like a champion!
A A First, there was a a problem with the PR Men from hell, Brian Sereno and Matt Williams. Youa€™ll be so thankful you didna€™t waste your precious time doing thingsA that dona€™t matter. A A It was brought to my attention that Sereno was disrespecting the ladies of The Roundball Report.
A The meeting was set before a Wizard's game in the press louge but Scott Hall was the lead man.
Ia€™m so sorry that Ia€™ve wasted so much of my timeA and thrown away so much money on things that dona€™t matter. A He listened and we disagreed on some points but when we walked away from the table we were on the same page. The next time you feel tempted to get envious over someone elsea€™s blessing or position, what are you going to do about it? What changes do you need to make in your life to stop reactivating and recharging the power of your flesh?
Is there any habit, hobby, preoccupation, or relationship you have that encourages you to think or to act wrong?A 3.
A The community and everyone in it was a friend, the old and the young, the black and the white and the healthy and the lame. A I was honored to speak at his retirement held at the arena just before the Bullets moved to Washington and changed their name to the Wizards.A Denny Gordon was in ticket sales and it seem like he knew everyone who brought a ticket. A He was made the scapegoat after being sold out by his assisstant coach Bernie Bickerstaff and others. A The meeting revolved around a charity all-star game scheduled for the Bahamas, the island home of NBA star Mycal Thompson. A Magic Johnson was one of All-Stars participating.A Representatives from the NBA included VP Ron Thorne, Legal Counsel Gary Bettman and head of security Horace Balmer. A A Gary Bettman is the Commissioner of the NHL, Thorne is somewhere lurking in the NBA, Balmer has since retired and Magic is a role model for Black America?
A A The short lived existence of basketball legend Michael Jordan as a Wizard's player and Executive in the front office. A After the story broke he and several teammates made light of it during introductions of a game. A He was eventually suspended for most of the 2009a€“10 season.A The thing that I find disturbing about this Donald Sterling charade is that folks are acting like they were surprised by his rants against blacks.
A A I also notice the same "Old faces and voices" are called on to respond to the racist acts by men like Sterling---when they are a part of the problem .
A He and Sterling were good friends because "Birds of a feather flock together." A  Check Magic's history out and you will discover the two have a lot in common.
A Magic's claim to be a minority owner of the LA Dodgers is another sham (token black face). James Brown (CBS Sports) another mis-guilded brother claiming to be a minority baseball owner and an expert on racism. A He did finally admit on the late George Michael Show (Sports Machine) "I have no say in making baseball decisions as a minority owner." A His role as a minority owner is to be paraded out on Opening Day as the black face to read the starting line-ups.
A A This is the same Michael Wilbon that I had at least two recent conversations about the use of the N word as a term of endearment.
A I have to give him credit, he will at least talk to me face to face and not behind my back.
A I tried to explain that his rationale that his grandfather's use the word as a term of endearment does not make it right today. A I told him he should not go on national television saying it is okay to use the N word among friends and family. A It gives bigots like Donald Sterling the Green Light to do the same among his friends and family.
A Plus, Michael told me he was not going to appear on the ESPN Show Outside the Lines because the white host had no horse in the race! A A I wish that Magic, James, Michael and the rest of the media experts would defer to black men like Hank Aaron, Dr. A But they wear the battle scars and have been on the front lines of the civil rights movement in real life and in the sports arenas of America. A In other words, they have been there and done that.A I guess that is wishful thinking, especially when everyone wants to be an expert on television. A In the meantime, they don't know their asses from a hole in the ground but the beat goes on and on. A Auerbach would go a step further in the 1966-67 NBA season, when he stepped A down after winning nine titles in 11 years, and made Bill Russell player-coach. A A trailblazers, RED AND DOTIE AUERBACHi»? ON INSIDE SPORTSA Russell would eventually be the first black to win an NBA championship. A There are far too many crying "Foul" and playing the victims in this charade, to include some NBA owners.A Let me start with my homeboy, the great Elgin Baylor who was the Clippers GM for over 2 decades. His teams were perennial losers on the court and in attendance, but he picked up his check every two weeks and kept his mouth shut.
A A In his deposition, Elgin spoke about what he called Sterling's 'plantation mentality,' alleging the owner in the late 1990s rejected a coaching candidate, Jim Brewer, because of race. A Talking about an organization needing a change of name and a face-lift---meet Leon Jenkins.A Jenkins seen above at a press conference trying to explain why the li»?ocal branch was honoring Sterling during the 100th Anniversary of the organization next month. A A He explained the previous award had been approved by the man he replaced and he just went along to get along. A A Sterling won't be the first to sleep black and think white when it comes to sex, politics and money.
Slave owners lived by the credo and in modern day history there was the late Senator Strom Thurmond.
A Nike NBA rep John Phillips and I met with VP Rod Thorn, League Counsel Gary Bettman and Head of League Security, Horace Balmer. A The meeting centered around whether Magic Johnson, Mycal Thompson and a group of NBA All-Stars would be allowed to travel to the Bahamas for a charity basketball game without league approval. The game had been played in the Bahamas the previous year without incident or controversy.A It was obvious that there was a power-play being made by the league office to cancel the game. Thorn open the meeting by asking who was going to be responsible if one of the players was hurt during the game? A Magic suggested that the topic of conversation just might be centered around an injury to a player.
I tried to explain that playing the game was no different then one of the players participating in a pick-up game on a New York City playground in the off season. A What is this some kind of plantation?"A The room went silent and Horace Balmer the only other black in the room just shook his head and seem to be lost for words. A Thorn called off the discussion and promised to get back to us but he never did.A In the meantime, Magic Johnson disappeared and changed his number. A Mycal was a class act but his hands were tied when Magic decided to do his Houdini act.A Gary Bettman now runs the NHL, Ron Thorn is still in the NBA somewhere calling the shots, Horace Balmer has since retired and Magic is the face (black) in the middle of the Donald Sterling charade.
A When all is said and done, the real victim despite all of her baggage is the girlfriend (The Whistle Blower) V.
A NBA Commissioner Adam Silver during his annoucement as it related to the punishment of Donald Sterling apologize to black NBA pioneers Earl Lloyd, Chuck Cooper and Magic Johnson. A He reminds me of the controversial Celebrity Chef Paula Deen who alledgely use The N word to describe her love for black folks. A  How should we expect her to know if she has never walked in our shoes ?A  When it is a part of your DNA it is difficult to rid yourself of the gene.A  A One morning I was watching Ms. This award was longed overdue and I wonder why it took the NAACP so long to finally recognized Mr. Belafonte in accepting the award asked, "Where are today's black leaders?A  Our children's blood is still running in our streets---there is work still to be done.
The coalition stated it will urge President Obama to mention an urban jobs plan in his state of the Union speech on February 12th----Good luck! Ben Carson of John Hopkins University Hospital.A  His prayer and message was centered around health care, the economy, American debt, and tax reform, thus taking dead aim at President Obama's platform for the nation. Carson spend 25 minutes talking about the nation's ills and solutions with the President sitting less than 5 feet from him.A  When all was said and done, President Obama was not looking so Presidential! Carson set the record straight from the very beginning.A  He made it clear he was not taking any wooden nickels. In 2010, he became that series' youngest driver and the first black driver to win a race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. A close friend of mine that has been partially paralyzed by strokes, pays for aids to "help". If they show up, they usually just sit and do nothing, root through her jewelry and personal effects, and some have been caught stealing jewelry.
One was there when she collapsed with another stroke, and instead of calling for help, she called her boyfriend and left, leaving her patient to manage on her own. It runs M - F from 10am - Noon and starting on Monday July 22 will repeat from 4pm - 6pm each day. My opinions about Tiger Woods or any other issue are mine and I could give a damn about what Feinstein or anybody else things about them. In their prime at theA Washington Post, they were among the best sports writers in the country.
A I was up close and personal with the sports department.A Kindred and Chad were talented writers but you could not trust them, Cornheiser and Feintstein's talent, they easily blended in with the landscape of the paper. A Feinstein called Wilbon the biggest ass kisser in sports media, if that is true he had great teacher in Cornheiser.
A When Solomon tried to kick Cornheiser to the curve (fire him) in the 80s he was able to move to the Style section of the paper. A One black female Washington Post columnist wrote a book titled "Plantation on the Potomac." A She was describing her employer. A Hopefully, they were asked to participate and were of the same mindset as Wilbon not comfortable with Mr.
A Goodell makes more than any player in the NFL and he never has to make a tackle or catch a pass.A The owners recent pay out to the players for injuries suffered on their watch was peanuts compared to the billions they make year in and year out. A When he refused a request by his mother to cease using the word and a similar plea by poet Myra Angelo. Martin Luther Kinga€™s 1963 march on Washington and 46 years since his assassination in Memphis, Tenn. With the high-scoring Macauley, elite passer Cousy, and new prodigy Sharman, Auerbach had a core that provided high-octane fast-break basketball.
In the next years until 1956, the Celtics would make the playoffs every year, but never won the title. Brown was desperate to turn around his struggling and financially strapped franchise, which was reeling from a 22a€“46 record.[5]A The still young but already seasoned Auerbach was made coach. A Nike NBA rep John Phillips and I met with VP Rod Thorn, League Counsel Gary Bettman and Head of League Security, Horace Balmer.A The meeting centered around whether Magic Johnson, Mycal Thompson and a group of NBA All-Stars would be allowed to travel to the Bahamas for a charity basketball game without league approval.
A He was right on point.A To this day I think Magic had a previous discussion with the league office. James Gholson, Red Auerbach, Biff Carter, Jessie Chase, Morgan Wooten, Everett Cookie Payne Sr., Frank Bolden, Dr. Leo Hill, Roper McNair, Earl Alfred, Maxwell Honemond, Tilman Sease, William Roundtree, Charlie Baltimore, Jaky Mathews, Ferdinand Day, Nick Turner, Walter Brooks, Ted McIntye, and my saviors, Dave Brown and Bighouse Gaines.A  They knew their Xs and Os, but more important, they were there for our highs and lows.A  Where have all those flowers gone?
We never could have made it without them.I have given up on the Pigskin Club, but keeping hope alive for the DC Recreation Department and the Roving Leader Program. BELL 12-25-1940---8-1-2013A A GOOD COP WHO BROKE THE CODE OF SILENCE IN THE WASHINGTON, DC POLICE DEPARTMENT. A The real Serpico is seen leaving the Bronx Courthouse alone after testifying before the Knapp Commission on wide spread police corruption in the department.
A In the old days police A would carry a "drop knife---an inexpensive weapon cops would bring along on patrol to drop onto or next to suspect that they had taken out so that they could say that he had threaten them. A Today you don't even need to do that; all that you have to do is justify the use of deadly force if you are a police officer is to say that you feared for your life, for whatever reason.
If the victim dies, that just means there will one less witness around to contradict the test-lie.
A In the case of Officer Michael Slager of the North Charleston police, it appears he was being extra-carefulto cover his tracks.
A Probably he could have gotten away with simply declaring, as he did in the radioed report, that Walter Scott "took my taser," and that would have probably have sufficed to exonerate him.
A But Slager having shot Scott eight times in the back--as everyone can see in the now famous video--perhaps felt that he needed a little help explaining what he was up to. A So apparently dropped his Taser next to Scott's body, which would obviously help to make the case that Scott "Took my taster."A If you think that what happen in North Charleston is a unique case, its not.
A Only recently, in another case, a policewoman in Pennsylvania first Tasered a black man then shot him twice in the back as he lay face down in the snow. A Unless honesty is rewarded more often then corruption, the police will lose credibility altogether. A I wrote a letter to President Bill Clinton in 1994 addressing this very issue, saying that honest cops have never been rewarded, and maybe there ought to be a medal for them, he wrote back but nothing change.
A If enough testi-lying is uncovered, then who is going to believe the police even when they are telling the truth? A A Until now the shoot first fear of my life mantra has eliminated any cause for concern in the taking of life by police. A When a civilian committs a crime, every nuance is looked at, the better to "throw the book at" the suspect.
A The other day I got a letter from a journalist in Argentina who was complaining about police and judicial corruption there. A I wrote back to him, there are good cops, even where you live, but if the good cops don't want to be painted with the same broad brush as the bad cops, they need to come forward and expose the guys who are doing bad things. A Take New York City detective who was caught on camera recently abusing an Uber driver with threats and foul language, A This was truly disgusting behavior. Yet predictably enough the detective union leader, Michael Palladino, was out there making excuses for him, suggesting that, well, it was only one incident, and everyone has a bad day. A Afterward Police Commissioner William Bratton announced he was removing the detective's shield and placing him temporarily on desk duty while an investigation is conducted .
A But this man needs to be demoted to uniform at the very least, or "back in the bag" as we use to say. A Imagine what he is capable of doing under the cover of darkness if he can talk to someone like that in broad daylight. A There are plenty legitimate incidents where police believe, correctly, that their lives are in danger.
A I was in a few of those situations myself during the course of my career.A But unless the police forces and society as a whole take action we're not going to be able to distinguish between the legititimate claims and made-up testimony. A A long time ago Norman Rockwell painted a famous picture of a friendly neighborhood cop bending down to help a little boy. A For example; I could name someone who is a great athlete but a lousy human being or I could name someone who is a great human being but not a great athlete. A Heading the list is Muhammad Ali (The Greatest), Red Auerbach (NBA), Dave Bing (NBA), Lenny Moore (NFL), Bert R. Sugar (Boxing), Lee Jones (NBA), Roy Jefferson (NFL) and Harold McLinton (NFL), finding pro athletes like them today are far, few and in-between.
A And that is a sad commentary when you think about the hundreds of men and women I have interviewed on Inside Sports and worked with as a youth advocate (Kids In Trouble). Moore, LB Dave Robinson (2013 NFL Hall of Fame inductee) and WR Roy Jefferson host KIT toy party.
A Sam Jones (NBA), Lenny Moore (NFL) and Roy Jefferson (NFL) participate in KIT clothing drive for needy children at Union Station.
A Bert Sugar (Boxing) receives KIT Life Time Achievement Award and Dave Bing (NBA) pays tribute to KIT Saturday Program All-Stars.I had the opportunity to hear an interview on Sirius A XM Radio (channel 126) on the Maggie Linton Show recently, her guest was NFL Washington Pro football player, wide receiver Peirre Garcon.
A I have not been very impressed with todaya€™s pro athletes and their give back commitment to their family, friends and community.
A He has three older sisters making him the youngest and the only one born in the United States.His father died when he was 4 years old leaving his mother to raise him and his 3 sisters alone. A My background is similar to Peirrea€™s, my mother had to raise 4 boys alone with an assist from Grandma Bell.



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