Typhoon Mangkhut / Bagyong Ompong strenghtens as it approaches Philippines

Super Typhoon or not, Mangkhut is expected to hit Northern Luzon in the coming days.

At 3 a.m., Mangkhut was located 1,390 kilometers east of Luzon with maximum sustained winds of up to 200 kph and gusts of up to 245 kph. It is forecasted to move west at 15 kph.

Typhoon Mangkut, to be named locally into Ompong once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility, has maintained its strength as it travels nearer to the country.

Mangkhut will bring forth strong winds and rains over the provinces of Isabela, Cagayan, Abra, Batanes and Ilocos Norte.

PAGASA also added that storm signal warning advisory may be released as earlay as Thursday in the area of Cagayan Valley.

Mangkhut track

Senior weather forecaster Alczar Aurelio said Mangkhut will likely to make landfall over the Cagayan-Batanes area. Moreover, the current southwest monsoon will be enhanced by Mangkhut that would bring forth rains over Southern Luzon.

Mangkhut is expected to be felt in Northern and parts of Central Luzon on Thursday.

“While it is still far, we urge the public to prepare for this typhoon. Look for safe areas as heavy rains may trigger flooding and landslides. It is also expected to bring strong winds,” Aurelio said.

Because Mangkhut still has to travel in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, it could still intesify into a super typhoon. If the storm will reach a maxumum sustained winds of 220 kph, then this would be a super typhoon, according to PAGASA.

Based on the latest forecast by the US Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Mangkhut is likely to cross the Babuyan Group of Islands on Saturday morning with a strength of 240 kph near the center.

Preparation

The Philippine government started mobilizing for the preparation of the possible impact that this supertyphoon would bring forth.

Office of Civil Defense Director Edgar Posadas said the government has alotted P1.7 billion as a stand-by fund for the areas that will possibly experience bad weather because of the typhoon.

“The DSWD [Department of Social Welfare and Dev’t] as of this time are ready with P1.7 billion worth of standby funds. The DILG [Department of Interior and Local Gov’t] also briefed us on their readiness on information dissemination,” he said.

PAGASA forecasted the eye of the storm would be located at 1,620 km East of Southern Luzon on Tuesday. Mangkhut would be located at 1,115 km East of Virac, Catanduanes on Wednesday night. As it draws closer, the typhoon would be just within 390 km East of Aparri, Cagayan on Friday evening.

“Upon approach to the threatened area (Saturday, early morning), the expected maximum sustained winds is around 205 km/h and gustiness of up to 255 km/h. The typhoon may traverse the Cagayan – Batanes area around Saturday (15 September). Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) # 1 may be raised over the Cagayan Valley Region (Region 2) as early as Thursday (13 September) or 36 hours prior to closest approach (TCWS #1). Widespread moderate to heavy rains directly associated with the Typhoon is possible by Friday (14 September) over Northern Luzon especially over the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Norte and Batanes.”, according to PAGASA.

 

Advance Suspension of Classes

Dagupan City Mayor Belen T. Fernandez already announced the suspension of classes in ALL LEVELS (Kindergarten to College and Graduate level) in Dagupan City on September 14, 15, 2018, according to her official FB account.

By virtue of the authority vested in me by law, and upon recommendation of the City Disaster and Risk Reduction Council, I, Mayor Belen T. Fernandez hereby declare the suspension of classes in ALL LEVELS (Kindergarten to College and Graduate level) in Dagupan City on September 14, 15 ,2018 due to the possible adverse impact of potential supertyphoon to the safety of our children.

The residents are urged to prepare and take the necessary precautions. Pls make sure to prepare your food water medicine hygiene kit flashlights .

Issued: 9/11/18 at 5pm.

Mangkhut to hit Philippines on Friday

 

After bringing devastation in Guam, Typhoon Mangkhut is expected to head to Northern Luzon just before the weekend.

Typhoon Mangkut, to be named locally into Ompong once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility, has maintained its strength as it travels nearer to the country.

According to PAGASA, the center of the typhoon is located at 1,820 kilometers east of Southern Luzon and moving at a speed of 30 kph. Thus, Mangkhut will enter PAR on Wednesday that will threaten Northern Luzon on Friday.

Mangkhut will bring forth strong winds and rains over the provinces of Isabela, Cagayan, Abra, Batanes and Ilocos Norte.

PAGASA also added that storm signal warning advisory may be released as earlay as Thursday in the area of Cagayan Valley.

Mangkhut track

Senior weather forecaster Alczar Aurelio said Mangkhut will likely to make landfall over the Cagayan-Batanes area. Moreover, the current southwest monsoon will be enhanced by Mangkhut that would bring forth rains over Southern Luzon.

Mangkhut is expected to be felt in Northern and parts of Central Luzon on Thursday.

“While it is still far, we urge the public to prepare for this typhoon. Look for safe areas as heavy rains may trigger flooding and landslides. It is also expected to bring strong winds,” Aurelio said.

Because Mangkhut still has to travel in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, it could still intesify into a super typhoon. If the storm will reach a maxumum sustained winds of 220 kph, then this would be a super typhoon, according to PAGASA.

Based on the latest forecast by the US Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Mangkhut is likely to cross the Babuyan Group of Islands on Saturday morning with a strength of 240 kph near the center.

Preparation

The Philippine government started mobilizing for the preparation of the possible impact that this supertyphoon would bring forth.

Office of Civil Defense Director Edgar Posadas said the government has alotted P1.7 billion as a stand-by fund for the areas that will possibly experience bad weather because of the typhoon.

“The DSWD [Department of Social Welfare and Dev’t] as of this time are ready with P1.7 billion worth of standby funds. The DILG [Department of Interior and Local Gov’t] also briefed us on their readiness on information dissemination,” he said.

PAGASA forecasted the eye of the storm would be located at 1,620 km East of Southern Luzon on Tuesday. Mangkhut would be located at 1,115 km East of Virac, Catanduanes on Wednesday night. As it draws closer, the typhoon would be just within 390 km East of Aparri, Cagayan on Friday evening.

“Upon approach to the threatened area (Saturday, early morning), the expected maximum sustained winds is around 205 km/h and gustiness of up to 255 km/h. The typhoon may traverse the Cagayan – Batanes area around Saturday (15 September). Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) # 1 may be raised over the Cagayan Valley Region (Region 2) as early as Thursday (13 September) or 36 hours prior to closest approach (TCWS #1). Widespread moderate to heavy rains directly associated with the Typhoon is possible by Friday (14 September) over Northern Luzon especially over the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Norte and Batanes.”, according to PAGASA.

Chemical Engineering Board Exam Results to be released today?

 

Thousands of families and friends of those who took the Chemical Engineer Board Exam last week are waiting for the results to be revealed today.

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) is expected to released the official results of the May 2018 Chemical Engineer Board Exam. In 2017, PRC was able to show the results Tuesday, the week after the exam. Thus, if PRC will follow the same timeline, the results will be known today.

PRC and the Professional Regulatory Board of Chemical Engineering administed the licensure examinations in different centers in Manila and Cebu last week from May 23-25.

Aside from the passers list, the people are waiting for the Top 10 passers and the top 10 schools.

Tackled in the are the following:

 

Physical and Chemical Principles (General Inorganic Chemistry; Organic Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry; Biochemical Engineering. and Environmental Engineering.)

Chemical Engineering Principles (Chemical Engineering Calculations, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics; Reaction Kinetics, Unit Operations; Chemical Process Industries, Plant design; and Instrumentation and Process Control).

General Engineering, Ethics, and Contracts (Mathematics, Physics; Engineering Mechanics; Strength of Materials; Engineering Economics; and laws; Contracts and Ethics).

You can check the result at PRC Website.

President Duterte SONA 2017: Start Time, Full Text, A Comfortable Life For All

“A Comfortable Life For All” is the theme of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will deliver his second State of the Nation Address on Monday at the Plenary Hoall of the Batasang Pambansa Complex in Quezon City.

Duterte is expected to last for about 50 minutes in his speech, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said. From the original of 38-page speech, it was compress to only 18 pages.

What to expect from the SONA of President Duterte?

The President of the Philippines will tell the entire Filipino people around the world about what’s really happening in the country, accomplishments of his administration just a year, and the problems that continually blocking the progress of the country. He might highlight the situation in Marawi City and the entire Mindanao for the extended martial law which was approved by the Congress on Saturday. Without a doubt, his speech might center on the governments war on drugs.

The president is set to arrive at 3:00 p.m. and to be accorded by arrival honors to be led by the AFP Chief-of-Staff, together with the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate and House of Representatives.

The SONA of President Duterte is expected to start at 4:00 PM Philippine Standard Time. There are so many media outlets that will have SONA live stream such as ABC-CBN, GMA TV, CNN Philippines, TV 5 as well as Facebook and Youtube.

Surely, there will be moments that the president will not read his speech and just go on extemporaneously. Though his speech is drafted in English, the President has the leeway to speak at times in Filipino.

The Full Text of the President’s SONA will be available here after.

Are you going to watch the 2017 SONA live stream?

LET Passers and Results 2017: Licensure Examination for Teachers March Results release

The wait is over for all those who took the Licensure Examination for Teachers in March. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and Board of Professional Teachers (BPT) announced the list of passers in both elementary teachers and secondary teachers that passed the recently concluded Licensure Examination for Teachers that was given in March 26 in 18 centers around the country.

The PRC and BPT revealed that 5,600 elementary teachers out of 53,915 examinees (10.39 %) and 18,482 secondary teachers out of 72,584 examinees (25.46) have passed the examination. Furthermore, 2,871 are first timers and 2,729 are repeaters in the elementary level. For the secondary level, 10,804 passers are first times and 7,678 are repeaters.

Here are the top 10 results of the Licensure Examination for Teachers:

In the LET results for Elementary Teachers, Samantha Christel Chua Gaerlan from De La Salle University-Manila ranked No. 1 followed by Angelique Garcia De Vera from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.

Top 10 Results for Secondary Teachers:

In the Secondary Level, Marian Kaye Fortinex Gallego from University of Mindanao-Davao City topped the exam and followed by Acjan Lascuna Jadie from De La Salle University-Dasmarinas.

For all the results of the Licensure Examination for Teachers, please go to PRC Website at www.prc.gov.ph.

The Board for Professional Teachers is composed of Dr. Rosita L. Navarro, Chairman; Dr. Paz I. Lucido, Vice Chairman; Dr. Paraluman R. Giron and Dr. Nora M. Uy, Members.

The results of examination with respect to two (2) examinees were withheld pending final determination of their liabilities under the rules and regulations governing licensure examination.

Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be from May 29 to May 30, 2017 for Elementary Level and May 31 to June 16, 2017 for Secondary Level. The requirements for the issuance of Certificate of Registration and Professional Identification Card (ID) are the following:

1) Notice of Admission; 2) duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal; 3) two pieces passport size pictures (colored with white background and complete nametag); 4) two sets of documentary stamps. Successful examinees should PERSONALLY register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

Rodrigo Duterte’s pivot to China is in bible prophecy?

 

In a surprising turning of events, bible prophecy has been unfolding in our eyes when the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte started to change the course of the country’s foreign policy specifically his move to befriend with China.

Duterte’s turning to China and veering away from the Philippines’ long-time ally the United States have blown away the minds other nations’ leaders on the sudden shift of decision. Duterte’s war on drugs, killing thousands , caught the attention of Washington and afterward criticized the newly elected him by the administration of US President Barack Obama. Thus, Duterte’s responded by aligning the Philippine’s foreign policy to China.

The friendship between the Philippines and United States has a long history. As a matter of fact, the two countries had built a bilateral agreement of mutual defense since 1951. But the rise of Duterte has opened the floodgates of questions still remain unanswered in connection to his honest intent in directing the country for brighter future.

Duterte’s tirade on US toned down a little bit when Donald Trump won the election. In March , Duterte even assured that they are “Okay” with Trump. But Duterte’s inclination to tie up with China and even with Russia has implications in bible prophecy.

When it comes to the future events foretold in the bible, Revelation 9:16 cannot be forgotten at all as it speaks of an Eastern military force consisting of 200 million soldiers. Revelation 16:12 provides a clearer picture of this army “kings of the east”, noting that the writer used plural “kings”, a multinational force. The rise of China as a military superpower continues to magnetize its neighboring countries to be aligned economically and politically. There’s also Russia, which many bible scholars believe, mentioned in Ezekiel 38, which will be part of the mighty “kings of the east” that will invade Israel in the last days.

It is not an accident that a unique president of the Philippines could switch side as quickly as we have seen. In just less than a year, Revelation 16:12 is slowly taking place. Absolutely, we are in the last days. Nobody can stop the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. (Revelation 16:16)

He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. (Revelation 22:20)

 

No Work in parts of Metro Manila on Thursday-Friday next week

The Malacañang Palace issued a suspension of work in parts of Metro Manila for next week’s hosting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Pasay City.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdia provided the order by the authority of the President through Memorandum Circular No. 18.

For clarity, not the entire Metro Manila is affected by the by the suspension especially the 27th of April which the cities of Pasay, Makati and Manila in the government sector are only included. On April 28, the entire Metro Manila (government and private) will have their work off.

When it comes to the educational institutions, all levels in Metro Manila are suspended on April 28. On the other hand, suspension of classes in the cities of Pasay, Makati and Manila on April 27 shall be left to the discretion of their respective heads.

The ASEAN Summit will be conducted from April 26-29 at the Philippine International Convention (PICC). All the nine leaders of the ASEAN are anticipated to attend.

Typhoon Nina to hit Philippines on Christmas Day, track and path

The Philippines is preparing for a wet Christmas as tropical cyclone Nina intensified as it approaches the archipelago, according to the state weather PAGASA.

In the 11:00 PM of December 23 PAGASA weather bulletin, Nina has slightly intensified with a movement in a west northwest direction, with the possibility of passing through the densely populated Metro Manila. Nina is expected to make landfall over Catanduanes by Sunday afternoon or evening. It was moving west-northwest at 19 kph. From moderate to heavy rains will be expected withing the 400 km diameter.

The center of severe tropical storm Nina ws estimated at 570 km East Northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, according to PAGASA.

Storm warning signal number 1 was already placed in six areas: Camarines Sur, Albay, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Northern Samar and Eastern Samar.

Accuweather.com states that Nina will threaten lives.

“Widespread flooding will result as Nina, international name Nock-ten, unleashes 100-200 mm (4-8 inches) of rain along its path. Most of that rain will pour down in six to 12 hours, quickly inundating communities and rising streams and rivers out of their banks. Mudslides could also be triggered, especially in areas featuring large variations in terrain.”

 

State weather bureau PAGASA weather forecaster Obet Badrina said Metro Manila residents will get the full brunt of the storm’s power on Monday, but will start to feel it from Sunday until Tuesday.

Russia a viable destination for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)

Russia a viable destination for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)

Philippines government is currently looking at Russia as a viable option for thousands of talented overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are been redundant due to Arabization policy in Middle East, according to Department of Labor and Employment (Dole).

According to World Bank, the OFWs community are predicted to remit more than $29.7 billion in 2016, which makes Philippines the world’s 3rd largest recipient of remittance.

Silvestre Bello III, the labour Secretary said they are considering Russia as the next possible work destination for OFWs and President Duterte is above to discuss the labor relations and trade when he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin next year. Due to decline in the oil price in Middle East, Dole is looking at Russia for Filipino Workers, explained Bello.

Further Bello said –

“I already sent a memo to the President requesting him to include the possible deployment of skilled and professional workers to Russia,”

The Dole chief sees a demand in the Russian Republic for construction and household service workers.

Russia is capable to host relatively higher wages that makes the destination a good alternative for Filipinos professionals wanting to get a high-paying job. Also, Russia is not

BoC Collection exceeds target by 12% in November

 

The Bureau of Customs’ (BoC) on Friday said it has surpassed the collection target by 12% in November totalling up to P40.239 Billion.

Custom Commissioner Nicanor E. Faeldon announced that the BoC has collected P40.239 billion for the month of November 2016, whereas the revenue target set was P36.450 Billion by Development Budget Coordination Committee. Boc’s Financial Service further reported that P40.239 Billion was 27% higher than last year’s November which was P29.061 Billion.

“In our outlook assessment report, the current collection record has exhibited a better leadership performance in the past five months in 2016, covering July to November,” Financial Service said.

The data also explained that it was only November 2016 that the BoC exceeded its target since December 2016, when the bureau collected P38.105 Billion surpassing the target of P31.984 Billion.

BoC’s Financial Services (BOC-FS) mentioned the positive hike was due to Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon, Stakeholder’s cooperation, precision in transactions, and trader’s efforts in moving the BOC breach its revenue goal.

Further BOS cited, out of 17 BOS Ports, the Manila International Container Port (MICP) posted a huge P1 Billion exceeded from its P10.367.14 Billion revenue target for November by collecting P11.362 Billion.

This P1 Billion surplus in the revenue collection target for November might be noted to the positive outlook on Commissioner Faeldon and the augmented volume of imports in the port came in by twin holidays, the Christmas season and the Chinese New Year Holidays, said Lawyer Danilo G. Ballena, Jr., chief of staff of current MICP Collector Vincent Philip Maronilla.

Supreme Court allows “heroes” burial for Ferdinand Marcos

The Supreme Court of the Philippines approved the burial of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

With 9-5 vote, former president Marcos can now be buried at the Libingan nga mga Bayani. This embarked one of the biggest decision of the SC as the justices cleared all legal obstacles for the burial of Marcos at the heart of the country, not in the north. The court rejected the petitioners, mostly were victims of human rights during the Marcos totalitarian regime, desire to stop the burial.

How the justices voted?

Associate Justices Arturo Brion, Presbitero Velasco Jr, Diosdado Peralta, Lucas Bersamin, Mariano del Castillo, Jose Perez, Teresita de Castro, Jose Mendoza, and Estela Perlas-Bernabe voted in favor of giving Marcos a hero’s burial.

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, together with Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, and Associate Justices Marvic Leonen, Francis Jardeleza, and Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa dissented.

Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes inhibited from the case citing his connection with president Rodrigo Duterte and the Aquinos.

In a press briefing, SC Spokesperson Theodore Te announced some of the reasons cited by the justices for allowing the burial of Marcos:

There was no grave abuse of discretion on the part of President Duterte in ordering the burial of Marcos; there is no law that prohibits the burial of the former president Marcos
The President has the power to decide on the use of land within the public domain; there is no law that excludes the Libingan ng mga Bayani
Marcos was former commander-in-chief, former soldier and former secretary of national defense
Some justices disagreed with the position articulated by others that the former president was dishonorably discharged; this applies only to the military
On the issue of moral turpitude: Marcos has not been convicted by any final judgment and the cases cited were all civil in nature.

Bong Bong Marcos Jr., the son of the late president, has expressed his gratitude to president Duterte and the Supreme Court just after finding the decision goes to their favor.

“We are deeply grateful to the Supreme Court for its decision to allow the burial of my father, former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Once again, the Supreme Court has taken a magnanimous act to uphold the rule of law,” the former senator said in a statement on Tuesday.

Senator Joel Villanueva to grace Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide 38th Anniversary

The Jesus Is Lord Church celebrates its 38th victorious anniversary on Friday, October 28, 2016, 3:00 PM, at the Quirino Grandstand, Luneta Park, Manila, with the theme “New Beginnings, United in Christ”.

Jesus is Lord Church (JILCW, also known as JIL Church, JIL Movement, or JIL, previously named JIL Fellowship) is a Evangelical Charismatic Christian movement in the Philippines headed by Bro. Eddie Villanueva. With over 4 million members worldwide, the JIL Church started in a humble beginning with a small Bible study composed of 15 students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Expected to be part of the event is no other than Senator Joel Villanueva, who is chairman of the KKB / CYN, the youth arm of the church. Villanueva has been promoting the 38th anniversary of the JIL Church Worldwide through social media. Villanueva recently posted, “How great is our God! Excited for this 38th Anniversary Celebration of the JESUS IS LORD Church“.

JIL Church official website declares,

” For a church that has witnessed thirty-eight years’ worth of God’s goodness, faithfulness, and love, what is there to expect?
Much. Because from the Cross springs blessings upon blessings and victories upon victories. Life that is truly life.
Therefore, standing on the promise of Christ on the Cross, even after thirty-years, we still believe that, as we are united in Christ, new beginnings are coming our way.
Come and experience that with us!”

The church’s Twitter account also posted the things the bring for the event such as: bible, notebook and pen, extra clothing, mobile phone, pocket money, food and water, umbrella, cup and most especially your family and friends.

For the anniversary goers, you can join the 38th anniversary selfie contest! See mechanics on JIL’s Facebook here.

Are you going to attend the 38th anniversary of the JIL Church Worldwide?

The anniversary’s hashtag is #JIL38NewBeginnings.

Trump vs Clinton final presidential debate: start time, how to watch and live stream online, radio

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will have the final debate on Wednesday night in Las Vegas, start time at 9:00 PM ET.

The second debate placed Trump on the defensive after number of women have come out publicly accusing hom sexually assaulting them. With all those allegations, Trump always denied.

On the other side, Clinton continues to answer questions regarding his thousands of leaked emails which were disclosed by Wikileaks. According to report, “Clinton has remained off the campaign trail the last few days to prep for the final debate. In addition to the WikiLeaks email dumps, the FBI released new documents Monday that showed a senior State Department official asked for the FBI’s help last year to change the classification level of an email from Hillary Clinton’s private server”.

With less than 20 days before the election, expect the Trump-Clinton debate to be fiery as the two candidates will show forth what they got.

Both candidates squared off at the first debate on Sept. 26 at Hofstra University on Long Island in Hempstead, New York and at the second debate Oct. 9 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Presidential Final Debate Clinton vs Trump Live streaming free is available on CBSN. Clinton vs Trump Debate start time is at 9:00 PM ET. Trump vs Clinton Debate is available on CBS.

You can also check on your favorite tv station for the presidential debate. Moreover, Clinton vs Trump debate radio coverage is available in your local station.

President Duterte Inauguration 2016: No Classes? Start Time, Live Stream, TV Channel Schedule

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte will be inaugurated on Thursday, June 30, start time at 10:30 AM ET, at the Malacanang Palace, Manila, Philippines.

Duterte outlasted his opponents in huge margins in the recently-concluded May 11 national elections in the Philippines. Duterte is the first mayor to jump into the presidential race and won the election.

Leaders of congress, judiciary, and the members of diplomatic corps are among those invited to the simple and unique inauguration as the 16th president of the Philippines.

Also, the inauguration day of Duterte was not declared a holiday, and the classes and works are going to flow normal. Duterte’s guest list was cut down to 627 as the inauguration will take place in Malacanang. Traditionally, the president’s inauguration was conducted in the spacious Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park. However, Duterte decided to be different. Furthermore, Duterte will have a separate inauguration with the vice president-elect Leni Robredo.

Duterte is expected to arrive in Malacanang at 10:30 AM PST. Duterte will take his oath at 11:45 AM at the Rizal Hall.

Here’s the full program of the inauguration:

Program

Philippine National Anthem

Ecumenical Prayer

Musical Number

Reading of the Resolution of Both Houses No.1 by Senate President Franklin M. Drilon

Administration of the Oath of Office to the President-elect Rodrigo Roa Duterte by Supreme Court Associate Justice Bienvenido L. Reyes

Signing of the Oath of Office

Inaugural Address by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

Oath-taking of the Incoming Cabinet Officials

Full Military Honors for President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Malacañan Palace Grounds

The President Duterte inauguration 2016 live stream is available on Facebook.com.

Presidential Debate 2016 Live: Start Time, TV Coverage, Watch Duterte’s defense on issues

Dagupan City, Philippines – Just almost two weeks before the May 9, 2016 elections, the five presidential candidates will be facing the nation for the last time in a Comelec-organized debate in Phinma University of Pangasinan, start time at 5:30 PM ET, live streaming online here.

Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has been in the spotlight in the recent days after his ‘rape joke’ that went viral. His rivals attacked Duterte right and left and condemned him about what the mayor said.

Currently, Duterte is leading in the newly released Pulse Asia-ABC-CBN commissioned survey with 34 percent voting for and distancing himself to Senator Grace Poe (22 percent), Vice President Jojo Binay (19 percent), Mar Roxas (18 percent) and Miriam Santiago (2 percent).

VP Binay urged Duterte to seek for immediate psychiatric help for free in Makati City. Binay was reluctant to attack Davao’s mayor in the previous debate. With the rise of Duterte in the poll, Binay is expected to be on the offensive in tonight’s presidential debate.

According to Rappler.com:

A clinical psychologist found Duterte unable to “remain committed to a person or a relationship.” He also has “gross indifference to others’ needs and feelings, heightened by lack of capacity for remorse and guilt.”

Meanwhile, administration candidate Mar Roxas continues to campaign, believing that he will win the presidential election. Kris Aquino, sister of President Benigno Aquino III, has joined the campaign sortie of Roxas to boost his chances of winning.

While Sen. Poe has dropped the momentum in the survey, she is gaining more supporters, including the jumping of the wagon of Albay Governor Joey Salceda.

Sen. Santiago has tried to re-energize her supporters about being healthy, and that her cancer is totally gone.

The third presidential debate 2016 Live Stream Online is on ABS-CBNews.com. Presidential Debate 2016 tv channel coverage is on ABS-CBN Network. Radio Streaming free of Presidential Debate is on DZMM.

Who will gain more support after the final debate?

Joel Villanueva tells supporters to ‘push more’ in spite of being No. 7 in the latest Pulse Asia senatorial pre-election survey

Joel “Tesdaman” Villanueva jumped into No. 7 in the latest Pulse Asia-ABS-CBN poll released on Tuesday. The former TESDA chief rose from 32.3 % in the March 29 to April 3 survey to 35.6 % and statistically ranked from 6th to 11th places.

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Villanueva expressed his gratitute on his Twitter account by saying:

Furthermore, Villanueva responded with wisdom to Senator Sonny Angara’s post in spite of the current survey surge:

“Kayod pa at trabaho pa more 😃 no turning back! Super thanks brod @sonnyangara for all the help & support!”

Angara is simply reminding Villanueva and his supporters that the game is not over.

Villanueva also responded through his facebook to one of his supporters question if he is already safe to win.

With 20 days before the election, TESDAMAN and his supporters must not stop campaigning. There are still voters who are not aware of Joel Villanueva. It is clear in the survey that Villanueva had only 88 percent awareness. What if that awareness goes up to the mid 90’s? Surely, Villanueva will gain more ground.

The survey had 4,000 registered voters as respondents and an error margin of plus minus 1.5 percent at 95 percent confidence level.

Who is Joel Villanueva?

EMMANUEL JOEL VILLANUEVA
Born: August 2, 1975
Birth Place: Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines

EDUCATION
• University of Sto. Tomas (1996)
Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree,
major in Economics

• Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
(1996-1998)
Graduate study in Business Administration

• Polytechnic University of the Philippines (2013)
Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa

AWARDS

• “Gawad Dangal ng Lipi for Public Service Award”,
September 15, 2012
Provincial Government of Bulacan

• “DEVEX Manila 40 Under 40 International Development Leaders Award”,
February 19, 2013
US-based Development Executive Group (DevEx)

• “Most Outstanding Alumni Award”
University of Sto. Tomas

You can read more about Joel Villanueva below:

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Joel Villanueva is now No. 10 in latest Pulse Asia ABS-CBN commissioned survey released on April Fools’ Day

Joel Villanueva surged to No. 6-12 in the latest Pulse Asia Senatorial Survey commissioned by ABS-CBN released on Friday, April Fools’ Day.

Villanueva, also called “TESDAMAN”, is currently No. 10 but statistically tied from 6-12 with Dick Gordon, Manny Pacquiao, Riza Hontiveros, Sergio Osmena III, Leila De Lima and Ralph Recto. The former TESDA Chief got 34.0 percent voting for. The survey was conducted from March 15-20 in which 34 percent of 4,000 respondents are voting for Villanueva.
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With the only candidate from Liberal Party being endorsed recently by Gov. Imee Marcos and Ferdinand Bong Bong Marcos Jr., Villanueva’s popularity in the Solid North, comprising of at least five million votes, is increasingly being felt.

Furthermore, major transport groups back Villanueva’s senatorial bid also. Four of the country’s major transport group endorsed former TESDA director general in March.

According to Manila Times, Pasang Masda, Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines (FEJODAP), Alliance of Concerned Transport Organizations (ACTO) and Liga ng mga Transportasyon at Operator sa Pilipinas (LTOP) said they will help Villanueva get a seat in the Senate due to his platform of education and jobs for the country’s transport sector.

Villanueva is running on a platform focused on addressing pressing issues facing Filipinos today.

Trabaho (Jobs);
Edukasyon (Education);
Serbisyo (Service);
Dignidad (Dignity); and
Asenso (Progress).

In the March 4 article, PABAON.COM predicted  Villanueva to be at No. 3 to No. 6 in the coming election results. What is your prediction for TESDAMAN? Will you campaign for him? You can visit Joel Villanueva Official Website at JOELVILLANUEVA.PH.

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Ilocanos, Pangasinenses are for Joel Villanueva, a Solid North for Tesdaman, Senatorial Surveys and More…

Senatorial bet Joel Villanueva is receiving all the endorsements he needed to keep on staying on the winning circle for the May 2016 elections.

Governor Ryan Singson and all the 26 mayors of Ilocos Sur raised their hands with Villanueva as a show of support. In his Instagram account, he posted, ”
Agyaman nak Ilocos Sur pag endorse nyo kanyak 🙏 thank you so much Gob Ryan Singson & all 26 Mayors who strongly supported our advocacy in creating more jobs in Ilocos.”

“Thank you Ilocos Sur for endorsing me. Thank you Gov. Ryan Singson and 26 mayors who strongly supported our advocacy in creating more jobs in Ilocos”.

In February, presidential candidates Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago and  vice-presidential aspirant Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. selected Villanueva as one the names in their senatorial line up.

With the endorsements of Singson and Marcos, Villanueva can experience the “solid north” votes , consist of 5 million, that will pave the way for him to enter easily into the Magic 12. Villanueva is slugging out in the 9-12 positions in both the Pulse Asia and Social Weather Station surveys.

In the vote-rich Pangasinan, Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez expressed her support to Villanueva during one of the consultative /multi-sectoral meetings held at Lennox Hotel, Dagupan City last February 19, 2016.

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Villanueva has the edge over his nearest rivals when it comes to the Ilocano votes.

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Joel Villanueva enters the magic 12 in Senatorial Race Pulse Asia Survey

Joel Tesdaman Villanueva, No. 49 in the ballot, continues to alter the course of the senatorial race as he is skyrocketing in the latest Pulse Asia survey released on Friday.

The Former TESDA Director General garnered a 39.1 percent voting for in the newly released Pulse Asia survey. Villanueva can go as high as No. 9 and low as No. 13 with the ± 2% error margin applied.  The survey was conducted from February 15 to 20.

Villanueva ranked 14th to 15th with 31.1 percent in January. Tesdaman was at No. 14 with 29.4 percent voting for in the December Pulse Asia Survey Senatorial Preferences. In November survey, Villanueva started at  No. 14-18, with a low 20.0 percent voting for.

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Clearly,  Villanueva has the biggest percentage gained from January to February , (39.1% from 31.1%), while the other eight candidates suffered decline.

Villanueva is running on a platform focused on addressing pressing issues facing Filipinos today.

Trabaho (Jobs);
Edukasyon (Education);
Serbisyo (Service);
Dignidad (Dignity); and
Asenso (Progress).

With Villanueva’s current momentum in voting preferencen percentage and the other candidates decrease, PABAON.COM predicts Villanueva to be at No. 3 to No. 6 in the coming election results.

Who is Joel Villanueva?

EMMANUEL JOEL VILLANUEVA
Born: August 2, 1975
Birth Place: Bocaue, Bulacan, Philippines

EDUCATION
• University of Sto. Tomas (1996)
Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree,
major in Economics

• Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
(1996-1998)
Graduate study in Business Administration

• Polytechnic University of the Philippines (2013)
Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa

AWARDS
• “Gawad Dangal ng Lipi for Public Service Award”,
September 15, 2012
Provincial Government of Bulacan

• “DEVEX Manila 40 Under 40 International Development Leaders Award”,
February 19, 2013
US-based Development Executive Group (DevEx)

• “Most Outstanding Alumni Award”
University of Sto. Tomas

You can read more about Joel Villanueva:

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AlDub supports Joel Villanueva’s candidacy for senator?

The popularity of the tandem Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza a.ka. AlDub is undeniably a phenomenon. AlDub captivated the entire world by generating 41 million tweets during the “Ang Tamang Panahon” Eat Bulaga show on October 24, 2015, with the hashtag #AlDubEBTamangPanahon.

Alden and Maine have also attracted numbers of advertisers to endorse their products. With the continual support of their millions of fans, AlDub’s power in advertising will not easily dwindle.

How about AlDub supporting a politician in the coming May election? There is a split photo in social media in which Alden and Maine are holding a placard each which reads “Joel TESDAMAN Villanueva is my senator for 2016”.

Villanueva, the former TESDA general director, from Bocaue, Bulacan is just 9.4 km away from Maine’s hometown, in Santa Maria, Bulacan. It is not impossible that Maine is going to support Villanueva’s candidacy, knowing that they are provincemates. It would surely boost the awareness of the AlDub fans that one of Maine’s fellow Bulacanos is running for senator, and that Villanueva needs the AlDub nation support.

There’s no doubt that Villanueva himself is one of the avid AlDub fans. Politics.com.ph reported Villanueva even gave the rendition of one of the AlDub songs “Thinking Out Loud”.

The split photo maybe edited or not, Villanueva needs all the assistance he can get especially from AlDub nation. Though it was already reported that they are not allowed to be part of the political circus, their fans, the AlDub nation, can make the a difference in the coming election.

Here’s one of the television ads of Villanueva.


Will “TESDAMAN” be able to get the hearts of AlDub nation?