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first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Soriano, though, declined to take credit for beach volleyball’s boom in the Philippines, saying that the sport already had a foothold in the past.“I just want to stress that beach volleyball has been here for decades,” said Soriano. “There was a break when it comes to the program so we just reintroduced the sport to the public and this is a humbling experience that the local government units we’ve worked with fully embraced.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UP, UST face off for UAAP men’s football crown Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Beach Volleyball Republic founder Charo Soriano.It was in June of 2015 when Charo Soriano and her friends looked at the sands as not just an alternative for indoor volleyball, and in less than three years, they have helped thrust Philippine beach volleyball into the world stage.The Philippines is set to host the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open—a one star FIVB beach volleyball event—which would put the spotlight on the country’s sand courts and volleyball talent.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ It was Beach Volleyball Republic, which is now the country’s premier beach volleyball league, that helped the sport take its act to the higher level.But Soriano doesn’t see this as the crowning achievement but instead just the beginning of something bigger.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“This will be the start of something for everybody,” said Soriano Thursday at Coconut Club in Bonifacio Global City during the press conference for the World Tour. “We’ll work hard to make this event a sustainable program for everybody.”BVR, which was also co-founded by  Tan, Gretchen Ho, Fille Cainglet-Cayetano, Dzi Gervacio, and Alexa Micek,  started as a summer league that went around different coastal provinces in the Philippines. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

first_imgCapitol Hill is deeply worried about the current state of affairs and conditions of the personnel in the Liberia National Police (LNP), in awake of their confronting the spread of the Ebola virus.Lawmakers expressed concern  in plenary yesterday, during discussions which followed the presentation of a complaint from River Gee County Representative Johnson Chea relative to the plight of police officers in the country.According to the River Gee lawmaker, information revealed that the payment of basic salaries and other amenities of police officers and personnel of the nation’s security apparatus were often delayed.This concern received majority support from members of the Lower House.“Since the graduation of the Academy Class 42 of the Liberia National Police, May 17, 2014, it will interest you to know that they have been paid for two (2) months (June and July).  This [situation] is creating [serious] economic problems on these security personnel,” Rep. Chea indicated.He pointed out that there have been many complaints from security officers relative to their low pay or the [breach] in the disbursement of funds allotted for their operations.The River Gee County lawmaker opted for the appearance of authorities involved with the matter before House committees, a suggestion that was received and endorsed by plenary.This means that plenary instruction to the Committees on National Security, Ways, Means, and Finance to report findings in two weeks remains a straight mandate that should be implemented.Meanwhile, the House overwhelmingly voted to endorse the recommendations of the Committee on Broadcasting, Culture, and Tourism on relative to previous hearings involving top officials of the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism on comments made against lawmakers.Representative Richmond Anderson’s report declared:  “The hearing established and concluded that that Deputy Minister Isaac Jackson must be made to apologize to the House and its members for the expression of “Counterfeit lawmakers,” which he made  an official communication to plenary, which was  subsequently published in at least five local dailies.  The apology should be read at the MICAT’s regular press briefing.”It was also agreed upon that the Code of Conduct be issued to every public official elected and appointed; in order to enhance coordination and professionalism in government.The Committee also recommended that the leadership of the Legislative Branch of Government advise its members against attitude that stand to divide or dislocate government’s operations.This followed the Committee’s assertions that lawmakers were also involved with hurling insults at presidential appointees, thereby inflaming an “unfortunate situation among government officials.”In a related development, President Johnson Sirleaf has informed the Legislature of the Executive’s commitment to allow Forestry Development Authority (FDA) Managing Director to brief lawmakers on  details of the contract entered into involving the Norwegian government on the forestry sector.She noted that her office had  instructed FDA boss to make full appearance before the Legislature in order to explain full details about the US$150 million five-year contract entered into by the Executive.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more