GLOBE-PHILIPPINE AIR FORCE TEAM WINS PHILIPPINE NATIONAL GAMES VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
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The Globe Telecom-Philippine Air Force won the 2011 Philippine National Games Men’s Volleyball championship on the penultimate day of the games held in preparation for the country’s participation in this year’s Southeast Asian Games to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia in November.
The seventh-time national champion defeated National Capital Region, a powerhouse team composed mostly of national and collegiate players from UAAP and NCAA, 25-22, 36-34, 25-20.
The Globe-Philippine Air Force team was led by team captain Rhovyl Verayo; RP standouts Dante Alinsunurin, Jessie Lopez, Jeff Malabanan, Reny Balse and Raffy Mosuela. Also on the team were Clarence Esteban, Mimi Tacurong, Harby Ilano, Ray Karl Dimaculangan, Jimson Merza and Crisrey Estrada.
Three Globe-PAF players were also chosen in the Mythical Six with Verayo picked as MVP, Lopez as Best Setter, Tacurong as Best Server. PAF Jasper Jimenez and Ariel de la Cruz were also named Best Coach, Men’s and Women’s teams, respectively.
Lt. Gen. Oscar H. Rabena, AFP Commanding General of Philippine Air Force and Col. Ferdinand Cartujano, Team Manager headed the contingent in the week-long competition designed to showcase the present and future of Philippine sports.
POC, PSC, provincial and local officials formally declared the Games open with PSC chairman Richie Garcia, POC secretary general Steve Hontiveros, Bacolod City Mayor Bing Leonardia, and Silay City Mayor Oti Montelibano doing the formal opening, also marking Olympic Day and 100 Years of Philippine Sports.
“Globe is proud to support the Philippine Air Force Team and be an integral partner in supporting their professional volleyball efforts. We look forward to an exciting SEA games,” said Peter Bithos, Globe Telecom Senior Advisor for Consumer Business.
Close to 4,000 athletes in 34 disciplines gathered in Bacolod City to display their wares organized by their respective national sports associations for the coming Indonesia SEA Games.
LTO reminds Pantawid Pasada NorMin beneficiaries to bring documents
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By: Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, June 27 (PIA) — The Land Transportation Office (LTO), region 10, has reminded the Public Transport Assistance Program (PTAP) beneficiaries in the city to bring the needed documents in claiming their “Pantawid Pasada” Cards. (more…)
Community cooperation led to recovery of high powered firearm by 401Bde Phil. Army
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CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City, June 27 (PIA) – Combined elements of the 29th, 36th and 75th Infantry Battalions under the 401st Infantry “Unite N’ Fight” Brigade, Philippine Army, recovered high powered firearm, improvised explosive devices (IED) and several assorted ammunitions. (more…)
Ombudsman forms “Team Aksyon Agad”
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To help fast-track the government’s delivery of basic services, the Office of the Ombudsman has formed a composite quick response group, dubbed as “Team Aksyon Agad.” (more…)
Php79.66 increase in daily wages can make workers cope with the increasing prices – ALU-TUCP
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By: Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, June 27 (PIA) — The Php79.66 daily increase in wages is essential if workers are to cope with the increasing prices of commodities and cost of living. (more…)
DA 10 strongly campaigns for Good Animal Husbandry Practices
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By: Joane Olson
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, June 27 (PIA) — The Department of Agriculture, Regional Field Unit 10 (DA-RFU 10) has intensified its campaign for the adoption of the Code of Good Animal Husbandry Practices (GAHP) in Northern Mindanao. (more…)
GPH, MILF open 23rd exploratory talks in Kuala Lumpur
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The 23rd exploratory talks between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) opened in Kuala Lumpur on Monday to find a just and lasting solution to the decades-old Mindanao conflict. (more…)
Banning of ‘wang-wang’ is not P-Noy’s only achievement — Estrada
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Senator Jinggoy Estrada believes that the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III has recorded a lot of accomplishments during its first year in office, particularly in its fight against graft and corruption, aside from the prohibition of “wang-wang” (sirens). (more…)
EDUCATION FOR FILIPINOS
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By: Ben Emata
At this time of recession when many Filipino-Americans are without job or are holding temporary work positions, their children who are high school graduates can hardly proceed to college. Tuition fees and books are high and they hardly could afford them.
Going to college is nearly impossible to majority of Filipino youth. And when these boys and girls start working, chances are a lot of them get married young. And when children start coming, the dream of someday proceeding to college turns upside down.
Children of Filipino-Americans are known to be ambitious and many always think of a college education after high school. After high school, however, they are tempted to work thus the end of a college degree ambition.
High school graduates here are grown up people and are ready to perform adult job. The reason is high school education is rigid and truly a preparation for technical job. Students are taught the basic of computer science as well as art and other lines of learning. They are quite advance and can handle difficult jobs designed for college level workers.
To be a high school graduate in the USA is good enough and one can already proceed with family life and be able to provide for him and family the necessary things in life. As an average American, a high school graduate can earn as much as those who have completed two years in college.
One of the reasons too why some kids are unable to proceed to college is their parents’ lack of stamina and determination to put them in college, spending their fortune for a good future. And to think that the elementary and secondary courses are free to kids makes us wonder how come they lack the initiative to give them a full education.
And one more thing is that a college education with an engineering degree, for instance, means at least $8,000 to $10,000 for one semester tuition alone. That excludes the cost of books for the same semester that runs to $1,600 or more and other side cost that goes with it.
Some Fill-Am parents think it is not their obligation anymore to spend for the kids in the higher education. This is true but our tradition and culture highly shun this theory.
To fulfill an ambition in college, both parents and kids must be determined and committed. They must produce result – – meaning the students must show that every dollar spent for them hits its mark in the rating card.
Above all, everyone must seek the help of the Divine Providence for guidance. The health of the kids must be excellent to get entangled with college works. Some parents prefer to buy beautiful homes and nice expensive cars for the family rather than invest their hard-earned dollar in their children.
Aquino condoles with former President and Mrs. Ramos on the untimely death of their daughter
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President Benigno C. Aquino III
President Benigno S. Aquino III extended his deepest sympathies to former President and Mrs. Fidel V. Ramos on the untimely passing of daughter, Josephine Martinez Ramos, who succumbed to cancer today. (more…)