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Saturday, December 3, 2016

No. 10 Creighton Improves To 8-0 As The Bluejays Defeat Akron


Creighton Bluejays defeated the Akron with a final score of 82-70. The unbeaten record of Creighton is now 8-0 and ranked 10th form previous spot before the season opens at 22nd.

 Marcus Foster scores 27 points, a season high for the junior guard. Foster ha 4 rebounds and 3 assists for 36 minutes in action.

Maurice Watson Jr. finishes with a double-double 14 points and 13 assists. Cole Huff added  16 points, 50% from the three-point line.

Justin Patton got 11 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists for 26 minutes play time.

PNP Chief Bato Slams GMA News Reporter Mariz Umali After She Discredit Him In Public


Philippine National Police Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa silenced alleged bias reporter Mariz Umali whom the PNP Chief accused of discrediting him in public.

The incident happened during the on-going press conference where the PNP Chief presented two suspects who already confessed that they were responsible for the planting of IED at the US Embassy.

GMA news reporter Mariz Umali asked Dela Rosa about the recent statement of Kerwin Espinosa saying the confessed drug lord cleared that he did not backtrack on statements against Albuera Police Chief Espenido.

“Sino nag sabi na hindi daw nya binawi? Nakausap mo? Sinong reporter yun? Mahirap yan you are trying to discredit me in public,” Dela Rosa responded.

“Magiging its Kerwin’s word or your reporter’s word against my word. Ako Mariz anong makukuha ko kung magsisinungaling ako,” he added.

Here’s the Video How PNP Chief Bato Silenced GMA Bias Reporter Mariz Umali:

Source: Newsph

Friday, December 2, 2016

9,518 Houses For Yolanda Survivors In Bantayan Island Ready For Construction


Construction of houses for survivors of super typhoon Yolanda in Bantayan Island can now proceed.

The Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 28 has directed the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to resume the issuance of certificates of non-coverage and environmental compliance certificates on all constructions and projects in Bantayan Island.

With the court order, the 9,518 housing units for Yolanda survivors can now be built by developers accredited by the National Housing Authority (NHA) without any legal impediment.

Of the 9,518 housing units: 3,520 are for the Municipality of Bantayan; 3,693 for Madridejos; 2,305 for Sta. Fe.

Not a single house has been completed three years after the typhoon struck on November 8, 2013.

Presiding Judge Mercedita G. Dadole-Ygnacio issued the order after the DENR submitted the General Management Plan (GMP) for Bantayan Area Wilderness Area (BIWA).

As this developed, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Dino said the court order will pave the way for the construction of the houses for the families displaced by the typhoon.

The court order was issued nine days after Dino visited Bantayan Island and discovered that a mandamus stalled the construction of the housing units.

Furthermore, the housing projects were delayed because the island was declared a wilderness area, and permits for the construction projects could not be issued.

In the order, the court incorporated in the GMP the new supplemental plan for easement zones and the amended easement zone plan, together with the memorandum signed by DENR Secretary Regina Lopez approving the GMP.

The court considered this as full compliance with the court’s order dated September 30, 2013.

Moreover, records showed that on September 30, 2013, then RTC 28 Presiding Judge Raphael Yrastorza Sr. issued a permanent protection order and continuing mandamus enjoining defendant DENR from accepting, processing and approving applications for certificates of non-coverage and environmental compliance certificates on all constructions and projects in Bantayan Island until the GMP is approved by the DENR secretary and until the agency complies with RA 7586.

During a conference on August 17, 2016, lawyer Antonio Oposa Jr. and other petitioners reiterated that they do not object to the resettlement projects provided that these are outside the protected area.

The DENR undertook to submit the required supplemental plan as stated in the memorandum dated January 11, 2016 for the BIWA and a certification that the proposed resettlement area of the NHA is outside the protected area in Bantayan Island, which was both granted by the court.

On September 1, 2016, DENR filed a manifestation and motion together with a certification dated August 19, 2016 stating that the proposed sites applied by NHA under the Typhoon Yolanda Permanent Housing Program are presently within the multiple-use-zone of BIWA under Presidential Proclamation 2151.

However, the project will be outside the protected area under the proposed amendments of BIWA.

In the hearing last November 29, the DENR finally submitted the original copy of the memorandum of Secretary Lopez approving the GMP of BIWA, including the required supplemental plans, finding that all requirements are completed.

Dino said he expects a massive and continuous construction of all Yolanda housing units with the court order for DENR to accept process and approve the certificates.

Last month, the NHA-accredited land developers promised Dino that they will turn over 103 houses in Bantayan town, 36 units in Daanbantayan and 31 units in Medellin during the Christmas season.

Source: Sunstar

PCSO Lotto Results For December 03, 2016 Draws

The Latest Philippine PCSO Lotto Results for Saturday, December 03, 2016 Draws:

LOTTO GAME:  6-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  12/03/2016
EVENING 9:00PM:  0-2-2-3-3-8
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Suertres 3-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  12/03/2016
MORNING 11AM:  7-4-6
EVENING 9PM:  0-0-9
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,500.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  EZ2 2-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  12/03/2016
MORNING 11AM:  28-15
EVENING 9PM:  17-16
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,000.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Grand Lotto 6/55
DRAW DATE:  12/03/2016
COMBINATION:  41-32-2-48-31-35
CURRENT JACKPOT:  33,864,616.00
Winning numbers in any order.

LOTTO GAME:  6/42 National Lottery
DRAW DATE:  12/03/2016
COMBINATION:  2-27-7-39-32-19
CURRENT JACKPOT:  6,000,000.00
Winning numbers in any order.

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office says all prizes are tax-paid.

President Duterte Admits He Ordered PNP Chief Dela Rosa To Reinstate CIDG 8 Marcos


President Rodrigo Duterte admitted he was the one who ordered PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa to reinstate CIDG Region 8 head, police Superintendent Marvin Marcos.

The President cleared Special Presidential Assistant Bong Go of allegations that he was the one who asked Dela Rosa to reinstate Marcos.

In an interview with CNN Philippines, President Duterte explained why he decided to reinstate CIDG 8 Head Marvin Marcos.

“Ganito yan, si Bong inoderan ko, call. By the time pinasa niya, ang sumagot si Dela Rosa. Sabi ko, do not remove the guy because kasali yan sa…” Duterte said.

The President wants to know if the cops that implicated by Kerwin Espinosa were real drug protectors.

“I am doing an investigative job. Natapos na yun, si Dolina was cleared. Marcos, positive. Kasi I was keeping track of his movements. Alisin mo ako doon, mawala bigla ang… Mawala lahat. Hindi ko masundan,” he added.

Now, after the President tracked the movements of Marvin Marcos, President Duterte said that he must face charges.

“He has to face the charges. Ngayon, pwede nang… Let him maintain the right to be heard.” he said.

Furthermore, President Duterte also said during his speech at the graduation of the PNP-Highway Patrol Group riders in Davao City that after the investigative job, he discovered that Chief Supt. Asher Dolina who implicated by Kerwin Espinosa was clean while Marcos was not.

“I’d like to make it public. Kaya sabi ko as it is kayo diyan. Doon ko nalaman na si Dolina malinis. Si Marcos, may tama. Kaya huwag mong galawin kasi gusto kong tignan,” President Duterte said during his speech.

In addition, the President also said that the reason why he wanted the CIDG 8 Chief to stay in his position because he waited slowly to build up the case against Marvin Marcos.

“Kung biglain mo, eh napuputol ang nagbi-build up ng kaso. Alam na natin na before Espinosa na wala siya sa unang listahan,” he added.

In an earlier statement to the media, Dela Rosa said someone “higher up” ordered him to reinstate Marcos. He also referred to this “higher up” as a “kumpare.”

Following Dela Rosa’s statement, Senator Leila De Lima came out with her own statement, saying “a source” told her Special Presidential Assistant Bong Go was the one who asked for Marcos’ reinstatement.

Both Go and Dela Rosa denied De Lima’s statement.

Source: CNN Philippines

Duterte Admin To Create OFW Bank For Filipino Workers Abroad, Says DOLE Chief


Another campaign pledge made by President Rodrigo Duterte to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will soon be fulfilled, this time on the establishment of a government-owned bank that will cater solely to the millions of migrant Filipino workers, top cabinet officials have revealed.

According to Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III, President Duterte has given his green light for the creation of an OFW bank that would cater to remittances and other banking needs of Filipino workers abroad.

Furthermore, Bello explained that the OFW-oriented bank would be owned partly by the migrant Filipino workers themselves through shares of stocks, and that they would have their own credit facilities.

On the other hand, Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III disclosed to reporters on the sidelines of a recent budget hearing in the Senate that state-run lender Land Bank of the Philippines is in the process of absorbing thrift-lender Philippine Postal Savings Bank (Post Bank) to convert it into a bank dedicated to the “underserved” OFW market.

The Finance Chief said it would take up to 11 months to exercise due diligence and valuate Post Bank as well as secure permission for the buyout from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to be able to finally set up the OFW bank.

When asked if Post Bank would need capital infusion for its new function, Dominguez answered in the affirmative, although he said the amount of new funds needed has yet to be determined.

“We have to beef up the bank. It’s like giving your child some money, but it’s still yourself,” he said.
Earlier, Bello and Philippine Postal Corp. assistant postmaster general for marketing Luis Carlos reckoned the plan would require the government to infuse about P2 million to P3 million in fresh capital to Post Bank.

According to Dominguez, who, as the Finance chief also serves as the head of Duterte Administration’s economic team, Post Bank would operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Land Bank after a successful buyout.

Moreover, Dominguez explained that Land Bank is the only government bank that can acquire Post Bank as the former is a “universal bank which reaches out to different markets,” unlike another state-owned Development Bank of the Philippines.

The government initially included Post Bank among the many state-owned assets it wants sold for privatization to shore up revenues and help bankroll its ambitious infrastructure program, a thrust under the Duterte administration which Dominguez said is one of the keys to promote inclusive growth and further bring down poverty rates in the country to 15% or lower by the time the President’s term expires in 2022.

In recognizing both the plight and economic contributions of the country’s modern-day heroes, President Duterte vowed during the campaign period to make OFW concerns his top labor priority during his term.

An OFW-dedicated bank was one of his promises to migrant Filipino workers back then; the others being a one-stop shop that caters to all their documentary needs, which has since been fulfilled and a separate government agency for OFWs.

He reiterated his promise to set up an OFW bank during his three-day state visit to Japan in October.

“I’m thinking really seriously now na magkaroon kayo ng sariling bangko ninyo… Maybe iyong postal bank ng gobyerno,” Duterte told members of the Filipino community in Tokyo shortly after his arrival there.

Source: KickerDaily

Duterte’s Kitchen Now Open To Feed Starving Street Children


The Partido Demokratikong Pilipino - Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) launched yesterday “Duterte’s Kitchen,” a feeding program for the poor, both adults and children.

“It was the brainchild of the Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez after their meeting,” PDP-Laban National Executive Director Glen Badon said.

The feeding program, which will be managed by Dexter Baracael, aims to complement the ruling party’s Social Services and Economic Development Program and President Duterte’s advocacy to feed the poor.

Furthermore, Duterte’s Kitchen is located along EDSA near the Metro Rail Transit terminal in Cubao, between Farmers Plaza and the Social Security System building, and is feeding between 50 to 70 street children daily during breakfast, lunch and dinner.

“Before, we only provide food for the street children, but now even hungry adults are also being attended to,” Badon said.

According to him, Duterte’s Kitchen mostly serves free lugaw (rice porridge) and champorado (chocolate rice porridge) for breakfast, rice meal with vegetables, fish, adobong manok and baboy during lunch and dinner.

“Staff members are volunteers who believe on the advocacy of extending help to the underprivileged people and bring hope and inspiration to them,” Badon said.

“The food being served also depends on the donors. If we receive donated vegetables, chicken or pork meat, then we serve these to the street children and even to the elders,” Badon added.

Moreover, Badon said Duterte’s Kitchen also serves as a family center to the street children, where volunteers teach them to read and explain the value of education.

“It provides street children the means to uplift their lives. We have programs that will equip them with knowledge like teaching them to read. We are family to them,” he said.

Other Duterte’s Kitchens will also be set up in other parts of the country soon to complement other programs of the Department of Social Welfare and Development and aimed at helping the less privileged.

In addition, Badon expressed high hopes that Duterte’s Kitchen will soon become a comprehensive temporary shelter that will provide emergency medical services and feeding as well as basic education through the help of volunteers and donors.

Source: Philstar

China Coast Guard Rescues Filipino Fishermen In Panatag Shoal


Chinese coast guard ships have rescued two Filipino fishermen in bad weather at a disputed shoal, the Philippine coast guard said Friday, in a show of how President Rodrigo Duterte has turned once-frosty relations with Beijing.

According to Philippine Coast Guard Spokesman Armand Balilo, Chinese coast guard officials notified them of the rescue in the vicinity of Scarborough Shoal off the northwestern Philippines and asked how the two can be handed over to Philippine authorities.

Furthermore, the Philippines sent a newly acquired patrol ship from Japan, the BRP Tubbataha, but vessel could not immediately link up with the Chinese coast guard ships because of large waves in the high seas off Scarborough, Balilo stated.

“This shows you that rescuing people at sea is beyond such conflicts,” he said.

China seized the shoal in 2012 after a tense territorial standoff with Philippine government ships, and Chinese coast guard had blocked Filipinos from fishing there, prompting the Philippine government to bring the dispute to international arbitration.

Moreover, an international tribunal in The Hague ruled in July that China has violated the rights of Filipino fishermen when it blocked them from the rich fishing area.

The tribunal also invalidated China’s sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea. Beijing refused to take part in the proceedings, saying the tribunal has no jurisdiction in territorial disputes.

President Duterte, who took office in June, has taken steps to repair relations with Beijing.

After he met Chinese President Xi Jinping on a state visit to China in October, Filipinos were allowed back to fish near the shoal.

The Philippine coast guard said it has also resumed patrols in the disputed waters.

Source: Sunstar

President Duterte Asked All Muslims To Help Government’s Effort To Achieve Peace In Mindanao


President Rodrigo Duterte has appealed to all Muslims to help his administration achieve peace in Mindanao in a bid to bring economic prosperity in the region.

“I am pleading to my Moro brothers and sisters, please help us,” the Chief Executive said as he promised to restore the barter trade, the historical livelihood in Mindanao.

The President particularly pleaded to all Moro political leaders, men of influence, and scholars to continue participating in the on-going peace efforts to find solutions to the region’s problems.

“If you want I will restore the barter trade. I will open Zamboanga again. Walang problema iyan. Bubuksan ko ‘yan uli,” said President Duterte in his remarks before troops of the Army’s 103rd Brigade in Butig, Lanao del Sur last Wednesday.

“I will open the barter trade there and whatever that could make our life more comfortable,” he added.

President Duterte was in Butig to check on the progress of the military operations against the Islamic State-linked Maute Group, which took over the old municipal hall and parts of the town.

Yesterday, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla announced that Butig town is now 100 percent cleared of Maute Group bandits.

While pleading for Muslims’ help, Duterte vowed to introduce reforms in Mindanao to improve the living conditions of its people once a peace deal is achieved.

The Chief Executive likewise vowed to make the region a priority in the distribution of assistance once foreign development aid comes in.

Furthermore, President Duterte also said he is open for the adoption of Sharia Law in some areas where it will be suitable as long as it is fair for both the Muslims and Christians.

Reiterating his thrust to adopt a federal form of government, he said his government will begin the structure for federalism next year, setting aside provisions of the Constitutions that are not acceptable.

“We will begin the structure next year but we will set aside… tabi mo muna, tabi natin ‘yung mga Constitutional provisions na hindi talaga acceptable. Ilagay muna natin what is good and at the same time, matanggap muna for the moment,” said President Duterte.

Meanwhile, Padilla, said that based on information provided by the 103rd Brigade under Col. Roselier Murillo, clearing operations in the area has ended and that the area is now 100 percent under the control of the local government unit (LGU).

“The next step is to repair the whole municipality so that residents can return to their homes,” Padilla said during a press briefing in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

He said that based on the last tally of casualties, a total of 61 Maute Group fighters were allegedly killed while 12 others were wounded since fighting broke out late last week.

Padilla also added that more than 35 soldiers were wounded in the clashes.

Source: Manila Bulletin

Thursday, December 1, 2016

PCSO Lotto Results For December 02, 2016 Draws

The Latest Philippine PCSO Lotto Results for Friday, December 02, 2016 Draws:

LOTTO GAME:  4-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  12/02/2016
EVENING 9:00PM:  4-9-2-4
JACKPOT PRIZE:  21,724.00
WINNER(S):  29
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Suertres 3-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  12/02/2016
MORNING 11AM:  2-7-3
WINNER(S):  917
WINNER(S):  492
EVENING 9PM:  1-7-5
WINNER(S):  1419
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,500.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  EZ2 2-Digit Lotto
DRAW DATE:  12/02/2016
MORNING 11AM:  23-28
WINNER(S):  177
WINNER(S):  288
EVENING 9PM:  25-3
WINNER(S):  601
JACKPOT PRIZE:  4,000.00
Winning numbers in exact order.

LOTTO GAME:  Ultra 6/58 Lotto 
DRAW DATE:  12/02/2016
COMBINATION:  17-40-58-27-47-5
CURRENT JACKPOT:  75,242,616.00
Winning numbers in any order.

LOTTO GAME:  Mega 6/45 Lotto 
DRAW DATE:  12/02/2016
COMBINATION:  23-34-19-43-38-27
CURRENT JACKPOT:  35,287,020.00
Winning numbers in any order.

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office says all prizes are tax-paid.

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