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PBA starts accepting Fil-foreign draft applicants
Philippines

PBA starts accepting Fil-foreign draft applicants

News Release PBA starts accepting draft applicants The Phiippine Basketball Association is now accepting applications for the 2017 Rookie Draft which will take place on October 29 at Robinson’s Place Manila. According to the PBA Commissioner’s Office, the deadline for submission of applications and requirements for Fil-foreign players is on September 1, 2017. Local born … Continue reading

Alberta

Changes coming to impaired driving laws

News Release Changes coming to impaired driving laws The Government of Alberta will look at implementing changes to impaired driving legislation to save lives and reduce injuries. Recently, the Alberta Court of Appeal ruled that part of Alberta’s current impaired driving sanctions are unconstitutional. Specifically, the ruling stated that suspending licences until a matter is … Continue reading

Philippines

Johns Hopkins prof: Infrastructure to attract more foreign investments

Johns Hopkins prof: Infrastructure to attract more foreign investments By Leslie Gatpolintan   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Philippines needs to build structures to attract more foreign investments particularly from China, in potential sectors of energy, resources and small businesses.Alvin Camba, a professor at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University, underscored the country’s need to build … Continue reading

Philippines

Mindanao schools to post ‘peace zone’ streamers

Mindanao schools to post ‘peace zone’ streamers By Ma. Cristina Arayata   MANILA — Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones is requiring all schools in Mindanao to post streamers indicating that they are a “peace zone”. “This school is a peace zone” should be written in the streamers, according to Briones. Briones said this … Continue reading

Muslim, Lumad, Christian volunteers ready for Sports for Peace Children’s Games
Philippines

Muslim, Lumad, Christian volunteers ready for Sports for Peace Children’s Games

PRESS RELEASE   35 Tri-People undergo training as Children’s Games volunteers     DAVAO CITY – A total of 35 volunteers from Muslim, Lumad and Christian communities underwent training here over the weekend to assist participants of the Sports for Peace Children’s Games set on Friday and Saturday at Mergrande Ocean Resort in Toril. Philippine … Continue reading

Philippines

PH embassies, consulates abroad told to update contingency plans

PH embassies, consulates abroad told to update contingency plans By Leslie Gatpolintan MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday ordered all embassies abroad and consulates general, particularly those in or near conflict areas, to update their contingency plans to ensure the safety of Filipinos especially if North Korea (NoKor) … Continue reading