Author: Raffy Rico

2 Filipino fighter lalaban sa ONE: Immortal Pursuit, sa Singapore

Ni NOLI C. LIWANAG MARINA BAY SANDS, Singapore – Inihahandog ng largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), ang 10 bout full card ng ONE: Immortal Pursuit, na gaganapin sa Nobyembre 24 sa Singapore Indoor Stadium.Asahan na ang isa na namang maaksyon at kapana-panabik na gabi ng martial arts na pangungunahan ng mga martial artist sa buong mundo na magsasagupa sa ONE Championship cage. Ipinakilala sa ginanap na press conference sa Simpor Junior Ballroom of Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, noong Nobyembre 22, ni ONE Championship chairman-CEO Chatri Sityodtong, ang mga maglalaban sa ONE Immortal Pursuit kung saan ang mga fighters ay tatampukan nina Ben Askren, Shinya Aoki, Amir Khan, Adrian Pang, May Ooi, Vy Srey Khouch, at mga Filipino MMA Richard Corminal at Gina “The Conviction” Iniong.Mula sa pagkakapanalo sa nakaraang ONE: Legends of the World na ginanap noong Nobyembre 10, sa State-of-the-Art facility ng SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena, Pasay City, sa Women’s atomweight bout, kampeon ang Filipina fighter na si Gina “The Conviction” Iniong kay Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol sa pamamagitan ng TKO (Strikes) na naorasan ng 2:12 minutes sa Round 2.Ilang linggo lamang ang lumipas lalaban na muli ang pambato ng Lakay Central Gym na si Iniong (6-2-0) kontra sa pambato ng Japan na si Mei Yamaguchi na may record na 16-10-1, para sa atomweight title.Makakalaban naman ni Richard Corminal (4-1-0)...

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ONE: IMMORTAL PURSUIT PRESS CONFERENCE

Ni: Max FERRER Nagsagawa ng press conference ang ONE Championship, ONE: IMMORTAL PURSUIT sa Simpor Junior Ballroom ng Marina Bay Sands, Singapore kahapon, November 22, 2017. Pinangunahan ng Chairman and CEO ng ONE Championship na si Chatri Sityodtong ang nasabing press conference na kung saan inisa-isang pinakilala sina Ben Askren, Shinya Aoki, Amir Khan, Adrian Pang May Ooi, Vy Srey Khouch, Mei Yamaguchi at ang pambato ng Pilipinas na si Gina Iniong. Gaganapin ang fight night sa November 24, 2017 sa state-of-the-art Singapore Indoor Stadiumsa sa main event nina ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren para idepensa ang...

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SSS loans, benefits can now be withdrawn via UMID-ATM Cards

More than 34,000 members of the state-run Social Security System (SSS) may now withdraw through automated teller machines (ATM) their social security benefits and loans using their Unified Multi-purpose Identification (UMID) cards. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said the rollout of the program will make disbursements easier for member benefits such as disability; retirement; self-employed and voluntary; sickness and maternity claims; and member privileges like salary and calamity loans.  “Doing direct transfer of funds for loans and benefit proceeds to the UMID card ATM accounts is safer and faster. It will eliminate the cost of printing and mailing of checks, as well as delay in the delivery of service due to postage time and lost checks. As soon as the loan is approved by SSS, it will only take at least 24 hours for our members to withdraw it from their bank accounts”, said Dooc. Several banks had been invited to the UMID-ATM program since November 2013. To date, SSS has signed agreements to implement the program with four banks. UnionBank of the Philippines (UBP), one of the accredited banks, was the first to complete the program and started deploying kiosks in three SSS branch offices last year. At present, UBP kiosks where UMID cards can be activated, are in seven SSS branches — Baguio, Diliman, Manila, Buendia, Cebu, Pioneer and Davao. Additional UBP kiosks...

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Angeles City holds first rescue olympics

ANGELES CITY- The Angeles City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (ACDRRMO) spearheaded this city’s first rescue olympics held November 10 (Friday) at the City College of Angeles covered court. ACDRRMO Chief Francis Pangilinan said that the olympics is a convergence of all barangay-based DRRMCs in line with the Executive Order No. 35 signed by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan. “We are envisioning a safer, liveable, adaptive, and resilient community for every Angeleño especially in the face of untoward emergencies and natural disasters,” said Mayor Pamintuan. “The EO signed by our city mayor has tasked the ACDRRMO to enjoin all villages in the city in forming and activating their own Barangay Rescue and Action Brigade,” said Pangilinan. The ACDRRMO chief added that a total of 16 barangays that underwent the city’s preliminary series of trainings on basic life support (BLS) are expected to participate in the said Olympics. This is to instill the importance of BLS especially in responding to real-life emergencies and related scenarios. In his special message, Regional Director Marlou Salazar of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) said that the olympics is a clear manifestation of the city’s commitment towards building a disaster-responsive community. “Skills that are not put into practice will remain theories forever. This [activity] will help the city promote a culture of preparedness in the community,” said Salazar who is also a retired member of...

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DOST-TAPI conducts inventors contest and exhibits

Staging the theme, “Inventions and innovations for the People”, the Department of Science and Technology- Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI), through the DOST Regional Office 1, will conduct the 2017 Regional Invention Contest and Exhibit (RICE) on November 14 to 16, 2017 at the Robinsons Place Ilocos in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte. To recognize Filipino inventor’s creativity, hardworks and efforts in showing their inventive capabilities, a total of 234 entries from the secondary schools, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and private individuals and institutions in Region 1 will be exhibited and judged during the event. The total entry is composed of 6 Utility Models, 13 Creative Research, and Sibol Awards which is composed of 201 and 14 entries from secondary schools and SUCs, respectively. The competing teams or individuals will be garnering the following awards namely, Tuklas Award, Outstanding Utility Model Award, Outstanding Industrial Design, Likha Award, and Sibol Award for high school and college students. The entries will be judged according to the originality of the technology, creativity/methodology, the market potential and usefulness, and presentation and demonstration of the participants. Three regional winners will be selected per category and will be announced and awarded during the closing ceremonies on November 16, 2017. An inventors’ summit will also be conducted to discuss concerns among the inventors as well as the laws governing inventions, and their rights and...

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BASIC HANDLER’S COURSE CONDUCTED FOR PDEA, PNP, BJMP, MARINES K9 UNITS

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) conducted a K9-unit basic handler’s course with 22 participants from the Agency and counterparts from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Philippine National Police-Police Regional Office-Cordillera (PNP PRO-COR) and Philippine Marines. “The 12-week course enabled the participants to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and techniques in handling narcotics detection dogs (NDDs) and acquaint them with scenarios that require K9 operations and special tactics, including greyhound operations in correctional facilities, check-point operations and airport and seaport interdictions,” said PDEA Director General Aaron N Aquino. The graduation ceremony of the PDEA K9 Basic Handlers Course Class 2017-03 was held on November 9, 2017 at the PDEA National Headquarters in Quezon City. The PDEA K9-unit has 52 strong NDDs composed of 32 Belgian Malinoises, five Jack Russell Terriers, 11 Labrador Retrievers, two German Shepherds and two Golden Retrievers, and 57 handlers in 17 regions nationwide. Aquino said that the Canine Handler’s Course allowed the participants to familiarize themselves with substances subject for detection; understanding of K9 behavior and the five basic freedoms of animals, receive training regarding search patterns and to detect hazards; basic knowledge in airport and port operations and safety guidelines, among others. “These canines, when properly trained and ably assisted by humans, can be inexpensive, low technology but proven indispensable assets against the ongoing drug problem in the country,” the PDEA...

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PDEA Sinunog ang P6B halaga ng Droga

Sinunog ng Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) ang halagang  P6 Billion na droga nitong nakaraang biyernes, November 10, 2017 sa Integrated Waste Management Incorporated (IWMI), Barangay Aguado, Trece Martirez City, Cavite. Sa pamamagitan ng thermal decomposition sinira ang ibat-ibang uri ng droga na umaabot sa halagang 952.69 kilos, ito ay binubuo ng methamphetamine hydrochloride (HCl), o shabu, cocaine, ketamine, marijuana, benzphetamine HCl, N-benzylpiperazine, zolpidem, ephedrine, propanolol, sodium carbonate, valium, nitrazepam, nalbuphine, clonazepam, alprazolam, midazolam, methylphenidate, MDMA, codeine, pseudoephedrine, expired na gamot; at liquid shabu na may timbang na 1,070,159 ml (1,079.159 litro). Base sa pahayag ng PDEA Laboratory Service, ang mga sinunog na droga sa isinagawang aktibidad ay umaabot sa 873,033.14 gramo ng shabu, na nagkakahalaga ng P4,365,166,700.00; liquid shabu na may timbang na 1,070,159 ml. nagkakahalaga ng 1,605,238,500.00; 82.73 gramo ng cocaine halagang P314,374.00; 300.25 gramo ng ketamine na halagang P1,501,250.00; 9,002.33 gramo ng marijuana halagang P135,034.95; 16,258.26 gramo ng ephedrine na nagkakahalaga naman ng P650,330.40; at 896 gramo ng pseudoephedrine sa halaga namang 309,657.60; at mga  expired ng gamot na may timbang na 30,000 gramo na umaabot sa kabuoang P6,001,826,947.80 ang halaga nito. “We want the public to witness the destruction of dangerous drugs seized by drug enforcement officers to allay public apprehensions that these illegal drugs and illicit substances are being reused, recycled or sold back in the streets,” said PDEA Director General Aaron N Aquino....

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Introducing the simple, inexpensive, yet accurate coffee moisture meter

Written by: Ofelia F. Domingo DOST-PCAARRD S&T Media Service Now there is a simple, inexpensive yet accurate coffee moisture meter for green coffee beans and coffee parchment. Thanks to the project funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD). Our coffee farmers, buyers, and processors need not employ the traditional, subjective, slow, destructive and costly way of moisture content measurement. Researchers from the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) have developed a better alternative, through the PCAARRD-funded project “Development of non-destructive moisture meter...

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Call for Proposals: InnoBox: Search for the Most Innovative Teaching and Learning Materials in Science

The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is inviting proposals for “InnoBox: Search for the Most Innovative Teaching and Learning Materials in Science”, a nationwide search for the most innovative teaching and learning resources in science. The search is open to all public and private elementary and secondary schools nationwide.  The Innobox Project aims to encourage teachers to be innovative/creative/practical in teaching science concepts to improve students’ performance in the subject. Filipino teachers who are currently teaching science may submit entry to any of the three (3) search categories: Grades 3-6 Category, Grades 7-10 Category,...

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