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Limpag: Pac-Algieri numbers for non-fight fans

Cebu Headlines - 13 hours 16 min ago

I'M NO boxing expert, but numbers we can easily understand, right? And no number is more telling of Manny Pacquiao's dominance of Chris Algieri than the decision read after 12 one-sided rounds--119-103, 119-103, 120-102.

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Petecio settles for silver

Cebu Headlines - 13 hours 17 min ago

NESTHY Petecio dropped her final match to settle for the silver medal in the featherweight (57kgs) division of the AIBA World Women’s Amateur Boxing Championship held at the Jeju Island in South Korea.

A day after eliminating the defending gold medalist Tiara Brown of the USA in the semifinal round, Petecio failed to bring home the gold medal after losing to a taller Russian Zinaida Dobrynina after an eventful four rounds of boxing.

Categories: Philippine News

CNU tankers surge

Cebu Headlines - 13 hours 18 min ago

THE tankers of Cebu Normal University (CNU) displayed pool prowess to gain a slight edge over Bohol Island State University (Bisu) and nabbed the overall title in the swimming event of the States Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (Scuaa) Region 7 yesterday at the Cebu City Sports Center.

CNU garnered 433 points to take the overall swimming title plum, while Bisu settled for second place with 421, and the Cebu Technological University (CTU) harvested 299 points to round up the top three.

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San Beda snuffs out Warriors, 87-68

Cebu Headlines - 13 hours 19 min ago

THE five-time National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCA) champions San Beda College doused the hopes of the University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors to make its first appearance in the 2014 Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) championship after the Red Lions dominated with an 87-68 win over the Arellano University Chiefs on the last day of the Elite 8 elimination round yesterday.

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Can Pacman win lift Kia?

Cebu Headlines - 13 hours 20 min ago

WILL the victory of boxing icon Manny Pacquiao save Kia Sorento as it faces defending champion Purefoods Star Hotshots today in the 40th Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Philippine Cup at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City?

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The power of self-managed teams in Drupal

Drupal Fire - 14 hours 3 min ago

Dries Buytaert (via DrupalFire)

Topic: DrupalLeadership

The concept of official initiatives came out of lessons learned from the Drupal 7 development. We learned a lot from that and in a recent blog post about Drupal initiative leads, I recognized that we need to evolve our tools, our processes, and our organizational design. Others like Nathaniel Catchpole, Larry Garfield and Gábor Hojtsy have shared some of their thoughts already. One of the things I'm most proud of is that the Drupal community is always looking to improve and reinvent itself. Evolving is an important part of our culture. Each time it will get better, but still won't be perfect.

For me, one of the biggest take-aways (but not the only one) is that for an initiative to succeed, it needs to be supported by a team. An initiative needs to carry out a technical vision, plan the work, communicate with all stakeholders, mobilize volunteers, raise funding, organize sprints, and more. It can easily be more than one person can handle -- especially if it isn't your full-time job or if your initiative is complex.

More specifically, we have learned that the most successful initiatives appear to be run by teams that are self-managed; the team members collaborate in the development of the initiative, but also share both managerial and operational responsibilities like planning, coordinating, communicating, sprint organizing and more.

Because self-managed teams are both responsible for their outcomes and in control of their decision-making process, members of a self-managing team are usually more motivated than traditional hierarchical teams. This independence and greater responsibility are important in volunteer communities. Self-managed teams also build and maintain institutional knowledge. The outcome of their work is also more easily accepted by other stakeholders (like core committers) because they have already built a lot of consensus.

If I were to be an initiative lead, I'd feel strongly about building my own team rather than being handed a team. My initial assumption was that each initiative lead would build his/her own team. In hindsight, that was a mistake. Team building is not easy. It requires a time investment that can seem to compete with technical priorities. This is an important lesson and something we can do better going forward. Before making an initiative official, we have to make sure that each initiative has a good team and the support to be successful -- either we can help create a team, provide more coaching or formal training around team building, or we shouldn't designate the initiative official until such a team has coalesced.

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ROS blows lead, rallies to beat NLEX behind Lee

Breaking News - 14 hours 40 min ago
      MANILA, Philippines --- Paul Lee scored eight points inside the final two minutes and Rain or Shine salvaged a 95-93 squeaker over NLEX in the 2015 PBA Philippine Cup Tuesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Lee scored 27 points, 10 coming in the fourth quarter, where the Elasto Painters blew a double-digit lead and had to come back from nine points down to stretch their winning streak to four games. "You can call that a great escape. We got a break from Paul's 3-point shot," said ROS head coach Yeng Guiao, referring to Lee's triple that pulled the Elasto Painters to within one with under 30 seconds left. "We got lucky. They zoned that play and...

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Ateneo ‘working’ to bring San Sebastian’s CJ Perez to Katipunan

Breaking News - 15 hours 13 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---It looks like one Golden Stag would trade his golden antlers for the blue wings of the Eagles. San Sebastian swingman CJ Perez is set to become a Blue Eagle of the Ateneo de Manila University once his transfer papers are sealed. Ateneo team manager Epok Quimpo confirmed that his school is working on the transfer of Perez from the University Belt to Katipunan. "We are currently facilitating the transfer of CJ," Quimpo said Tuesday evening in a text message. Perez averaged 18.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game in his second season for San Sebastian in the NCAA. Quimpo hopes that Perez, whose relentless play has been compared to ...

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Pope to Europe: Accept immigrants, create jobs

Breaking News - 16 hours 14 min ago
STRASBOURG, France --- Pope Francis demanded Tuesday that Europe craft a unified and fair immigration policy, saying the tens of thousands of refugees coming ashore each year need acceptance and assistance, not self-interested policies that risk lives and fuel social conflict.   Francis made the comments to the European Parliament during a brief visit meant to highlight his vision for Europe a quarter-century after St. John Paul II travelled to Strasbourg to address a continent still divided by the Iron Curtain.   Greeted with polite applause at the start of his speech and a sustained standing ovation at its finish, Francis said he wanted to bring a message of h...

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Azkals conquer Indonesia, book AFF semis ticket

Breaking News - 17 hours 2 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---And the Philippine Azkals finally did it. Not only did they book an early ticket to the semifinals of the Asean Football Federation (AFF) Cup, they also exorcised the demons that Indonesia inflicted upon the Philippines for 56 years as the Azkals buried the Garuda 4-0 in their group stage encounter in Vietnam Tuesday evening. Azkals defender Robert Gier found the back of the net in the 80th minute to solidify the Philippines' bid for the semifinals with a second chance strike after Indonesian keeper Kurnia Meiga denied his earlier header. It was the first victory of the Azkals against the Garuda who have tortured them since 1958 and dealt two humiliatin...

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Bilibid officials get death threats over illegal drugs drive

Breaking News - 17 hours 3 min ago
  MANILA, Philippines--The head of the Bureau of Corrections and some prison guards at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) have been receiving death threats from groups behind the illegal drug trade, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Tuesday.   "The BuCor director (Jesus Bucayu) confided in me last week na may mga death threats. We are still validating the threats and we do not take it lightly," De Lima said at the sideline of the BuCor's 109th founding anniversary celebration.   De Lima said the threats to prison authorities may be due to the intensified anti-illegal drug operations in the national penitentiary.   She said that in two weeks, t...

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Ombudsman OKs filing of forfeiture case vs Nani Perez

Breaking News - 17 hours 23 min ago
MANILA, PhilippinesOmbudsman Conchita Carpio Morales approved the filing with the Sandiganbayan of a petition for forfeiture of the alleged ill-gotten wealth of former Justice Secretary Hernando "Nani" Perez who served from 2001 to 2003.   Morales approved the filing of the petition after investigation showed that Perez, his wife Rosario Perez, his brother-in-law Ramon Antonio Arceo, Jr., and Ernest DL Escaler acquired ill-gotten wealth worth US$2 million.   Records showed that sometime in February 2001, Mario B. Crespo, also known as Mark Jimenez, gave US$2 million so that he will not be included in exchange for custody under the Witness Protection Program and ...

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Anti-pork barrel group submits 10,000 signatures from QC for people’s initiative

Breaking News - 17 hours 30 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---The pork barrel lives on and the battle continues with the voters' pen.   To end all forms of pork barrel, the People's Initiative to Abolish the Pork Barrel System (PIAP) submitted to the Commission on Elections office in Quezon City folders containing the first 10,000 signatures from the city's six districts.   "We gathered the signatures for two months from different communities, schools and factories in Quezon City since the launch of the campaign to abolish the pork barrel system," PIAP-Quezon City spokesperson Malou Turalde said in an interview.   The signature campaign for people's initiative to pass a law that would ban lump ...

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Financial aid mulled for OFWs returning from Ebola countries

Breaking News - 17 hours 43 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration plans to include Filipino workers returning from West African countries stricken with the deadly Ebola as beneficiaries of its Financial Relief Assistance Package, or FRAP, a one-time P10,000 cash aid originally intended for repatriates from strife-torn Libya.   This was disclosed to the Inquirer on Tuesday by OWWA officer-in-charge Josefino Torres, who said the agency's expanded FRAP coverage "will be finalized" during its next board meeting in December.   Labor Secretary Rosalinda chairs the OWWA board. Agency administrator Rebecca Calzado, who also sits on the board, is on an official trip to the M...

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‘MILF’ member, helper shot dead in gun fight with cops in Las Piñas

Breaking News - 17 hours 45 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---A man, reportedly a member of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and his helper were killed in an ensuing gunfight with police who had tried to serve a search warrant in his house in Las Pias on Tuesday.   Chief Inspector Marlo Solero, head of the city's intelligence unit who led his men in the operation, said the police were supposed to serve the Nov. 19 warrant issued by Judge Salvador D. Timbang from the Office of the Executive Judge of the Las Pias Regional Trial Court against Mandy Solaiman Abubakar in his house in Samata Village, in Talon 5.   Solero said the search warrant was issued by the court specifically for the unlicensed firearms ...

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Santos sparks pivotal run in Beermen rout of Batang Pier

Breaking News - 17 hours 49 min ago
        MANILA, Philippines --- Arwind Santos led a big second-quarter run and San Miguel Beer breezed past Globalport 95-69 to grab a share of the lead anew in the 2015 PBA Philippine Cup Tuesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Santos had 11 during a 19-0 run by the Beermen in the pivotal second period en route to a blowout and their seventh win against one loss for a tie in first place with idle Alaska in the standings. Last season's MVP Santos finished with 19 points and six rebounds. "I think out of our eight games, this is our best game," said SMB head coach Leo Austria. "Maybe because our intention is to really get into the top two and at...

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Sandiganbayan OKs Estrada therapy in San Juan

Breaking News - 17 hours 53 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --The Sandiganbayan Fifth Division on Tuesday granted Senator Jinggoy Estrada's request to undergo therapy for shoulder pains, allowing him to leave detention twice a week to seek treatment in a hospital in San Juan City. "After due consideration of both oral and written arguments of the parties, and for humanitarian reason, the court resolves to grant accused-movant's prayer," the antigraft court said in a resolution. The court said Estrada, who is detained for plunder charges in connection with the alleged misuse of pork barrel funds, may leave the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Quezon City for a two-hour therapy starting November 25 up to the ...

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FOI bill not watered down, solon says

Breaking News - 17 hours 55 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---A proponent of the freedom of information (FOI) bill in the House of Representatives on Tuesday defended the version approved by the public information committee from criticism that it had been "watered down."   Akbayan Rep. Ibarra Gutierrez said he and the other principal authors of the bill believed the version they passed on Monday would strengthen public access to information, rather than weaken it as alleged by critics.   "We're confident that this is not a toothless version. This is a strong version that can strengthen transparency in governance not only among members of the media but the public in general," Gutierrez told a forum. &nb...

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More Filipinos optimistic about economy

Breaking News - 17 hours 58 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---More Filipinos are upbeat about the economy even as the level of optimism with regard to the quality of their lives barely changed, a recent Social Weather Stations survey showed.   In the Sept. 26 to 29 survey, 30 percent of the respondents said the economy would perform better in the next 12 months, while 19 percent said it would get worse, resulting in a "very high" net economic optimism score (optimistic minus pessimistic) of plus 11. The latest score marked an improvement from the "high" plus 2 (26 percent optimistic minus 24 percent pessimistic) seen in June.   The Philippine economy grew 6 percent in the first half. Last year, the econom...

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LP prefers insider but may pick outsider as 2016 standard bearer

Breaking News - 18 hours 11 min ago
MANILA, Philippines---The Liberal Party may consider outsiders in selecting its standard bearer for the 2016 presidential election, party leaders at the House of Representatives said Tuesday.   "It is possible [to choose from outside the party]. But as much as possible, we'd want to choose from within LP," said Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice, LP's political affairs chair.   Western Samar Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento, LP secretary general, said LP members would "toe the line," whatever decision was reached.   He expressed confidence that President Benigno Aquino III would anoint a candidate to replace him with the consensus of administration party members. &...

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