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November 18, 2017

Politics

Finals loss to San Beda will only toughen Lyceum, says Topex Robinson

MANILA, Philippines – It’s just the tip of the iceberg for the Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates. That is what coach Topex Robinson wants his wards to believe after the Pirates were swept by the San Beda College Red Lions in the best-of-3 NCAA Season 93 finals Thursday, November … Source: Rappler

Get to know Alvarez's 6 nominees to the PDP-Laban 2019 senatorial slate

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Friday, November 17, named 6 people whom he wants to be part of PDP-Laban’s senatorial slate for the 2019 elections.  The latest roster announced in Cebu by Alvarez, the party’s secretary general, includes controversial names – including blogger-turned-official … Source: Rappler

Mocha Uson says no plans to run for senator, but…

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary and controversial Duterte online defender Mocha Uson said she has no intention of running for senator in 2019 despite Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’s  announcement on Friday, November 17. “Totoo po na matagal na akong iniimibtahan ni Speaker na tumakbo bilang senador at … Source: Rappler

Criticisms vs DepEd over teachers' loans are 'misplaced' – Briones

MANILA, Philippines – Education Secretary Leonor Briones said the flak they have been receiving over the deductions in teachers’ salaries to pay off loans are “misplaced.”  Briones defended the Department of Education’s recent orders prioritizing deductions in teachers’ salaries for the payment of loans from the Government Service … Source: Rappler

The way we move: How traffic and parking issues affect our lives

MANILA, Philippines – It has come to a point where we factor in traffic and parking when we move around the city. Have you ever asked yourself: Will I go out with friends if there’s heavy traffic? How early should I leave my house to beat rush hour … Source: Rappler

ROUNDTABLE: How do you choose to live your life every day?

MANILA, Philippines – Change happens when one pursues his or her passion. Each one of us can make a difference in our own unique way. You don’t need to speak in front of thousands, invent something revolutionary, or even be a billionaire. You just need to make every … Source: Rappler

Sylvester Stallone denies sexual assualt allegations

MANILA, Philippines – Sylvester Stallone has denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in Las Vegas in 1986. The actor was 40-years-old at the time.  The hardline denial was issued by Stallone’s rep, Michelle Bega, who told E! News: “This is a ridiculous, categorically false story. No one … Source: Rappler

Tropical Depression Tino closer to Palawan ahead of landfall

What’s the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler’s  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Tino was very close to Palawan late Friday afternoon, November 17, shortly before its landfall in the province. In a bulletin issued 5 pm on Friday, state weather … Source: Rappler

New Orleans humming with excitement over Serena Williams wedding

NEW ORLEANS, United States – Star wattage abounded in New Orleans on Thursday, November 16, as A-list celebrities gathered for the wedding of tennis superstar Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Despite the media frenzy, the happy couple released few details of their ceremony. But unnamed sources told People magazine … Source: Rappler

#AskTheTaxWhiz: Will employees benefit from TRAIN?

When will the proposed tax reform bill be passed? When will it be implemented? Given all the investigations and other hearings in the Senate, can they really pass the TRAIN bill? The TRAIN (Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion) bill has been certified as a priority bill of the … Source: Rappler

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