Here we go. My user experience with iOS 7 for the last two weeks or so of using it. Again, a quick reminder that this is a beta preview of the latter’s iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system. Glitches are to be expected. Problems are to be had. There’s no escaping it because it is …
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has allowed the release of P374.4 million for the resettlement program for informal sector families (ISFs) living in priority waterways in Metro Manila as part of the government’s broader flood control and management plan.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through the Interim Shelter Fund for Informal Settler Families program, will distribute P18,000 to each of the 19,440 ISFs in Metro Manila danger zones that will voluntary vacate their current residences along targeted waterways, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said Sunday.
The fund release covers the necessary allocations for the subsidies, as well as the fund requirements for the mobilization cost of the project. Read more
JUST when I thought we had a new WBC minimum-weight world champion last Friday, Denver Cuello injured his shoulder in the middle rounds and eventually lost via split decision.
Reports over the internet revealed that Denver scored a knockdown in the first round, but the shoulder injury prevented him from utilizing his right hand rendering him practically inutile for the second half of the fight. (READ MORE)
RICHIE Garcia, the chair of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), wants only the best to be sent to the SEA Games.
Yet, he has said time and again that he will boycott the Games set in Myanmar in December. (READ MORE)
TO you and I ordinary mortals, running a 21K is considered an accomplishment. Finishing a marathon — the 42K — is a major, life-changing achievement. How about the 50K? Or the 100-km. ultra-marathon? These are considered “crazy” distances reserved only for the diehard lovers of pain. Well, guess what? There’s more.
Last June 14, a 250-km. race — the countrys’ longest footrace — was held in Cebu. The South-to-North 250K started in Santander and, after passing through 20 cities and municipalities, ended in Bogo City. (READ MORE)
In celebration of its 35th anniversary, Jollibee is sharing over three decades’ worth of family togetherness and milestone moments with “Buhay Pamilya,” a traveling exhibit. After visiting different malls in Metro Manila, Pampanga and Laguna, the country’s leading fast-food chain kicked off the fifth leg of the exhibit at Ayala Center Cebu last May 16.
IMAGINE it’s the kickoff of the 2013 Southeast Asian Games football tournament in Myanmar: every national team in the region is there, except the Philippines.
Unthinkable, right? (READ MORE)
THE future of Philippine chess is as bright as the super moon of a few days ago. Meet John Jerish Velarde, the six-year-old Cebuano chess prodigy.
He was born on Aug. 13, 2006 to proud parents Edilberto Velarde and Maria Juby Dalde and resides in Lapu-Lapu City. (READ MORE)
WHAT’S Wimbledon without Rafael Nadal?
That’s like watching the just-ended NBA Finals without LeBron James playing. (READ MORE)
TELL me, must one sport pay for the follies of one man? Must 60 players—men’s U23, women’s and the futsal teams—pay because one guy wants to send a message?
That’s the case of the Philippine football teams, who, as of now, are being barred by the Philippine Sports Commission from participating in the Southeast Asian Games because they have a snowball’s chance in hell in winning a medal. (READ MORE)