‘She only wants attention’

Posted On Sep 25 2020 by

first_imgRobredo on Monday called a pressconference to announce the postponement of her release of her discoveries andrecommendation on the government’s drug war during her short stint as co-chairof the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs due to the earthquake thathit Davao del Sur last Sunday. Panelo dismissed as “pure nonsense”criticism that he lacked concern for victims of the magnitude 6.9 earthquakethat hit Davao del Sur, for trying to “score political points when we’re in themiddle of a tragedy.” “Her (Robredo) decision to call a pressbriefing to announce that there is no press briefing, while flashing her40-page report, reveals that she only wants the spotlight,” Panelo said in apress conference on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo belies allegations that he lacked empathy when he criticized Vice President Leni Robredo for delaying the release of her findings on the narcotics crackdown, claiming that she is only after public attention. ABS-CBN NEWS “If VP Leni has anything to recommendabout improving the current anti-illegal drug war, out with it,” Panelo said./PN Panelo went on with his tirade on theVice President saying that the Duterte administration did not accuse her oflack of sympathy when she was on a foreign trip when typhoon Nina struck herhome region Bicol in 2016. Panelo then chided Robredo that she mayseemed have nothing to report, to which Robredo’s spokesperson Barry Gutierrezaccusing Panelo of lacking empathy. MANILA – Presidential SpokespersonSalvador Panelo lambasted Vice President Leni Robredo after the latter’s campaccused him of lacking empathy for criticizing the delayed release of supposeddrug war report. Duterte’s spokesman also said it wasRobredo who announced that she would release her report in the first place,hyping public expectation. “She has deferred her report a number oftimes, looking for a perfect timing and hoping that people would pay attentionto her as she struggles to be relevant…” he added.  “Thisis not the time to vacillate. If she has ‘discoveries’ that she threatened toexpose, bring it on! As the President dares her to do,” Panelo said. “This administration, through thevarious agencies of the government, provides reports to the people regularly.It is not as if when the Vice President speaks, the world will stop and thegovernment will halt its operations to provide assistance in Davao,” he added. “Kunghindi naiintindihan ni Secretary Panelo kungbakit ipinagpaubaya ng ating bise presidente ang pag-release ng report ngayong umaga pagkatapos nunglindol na nangyari kahapon, eh siguro totoong wala s’yang puso at malasakitpara sa ating mga kababayan,” Gutierrez said.last_img read more


Wellington Recreation Commission holds grand opening of Fitness Center

Posted On Aug 14 2020 by

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Thursday was a big day at the Wellington Recreation Center. The new rec center which has been in the making for 20 years officially had its grand opening and ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon.The new addition features a new fitness center, meeting rooms, and other amenities. The fitness center has been open since late May. “I think we might have toured every building that was available over the past 20 years,” said Hankie Holefelder, Wellington Recreation Commission member to a crowd of 50 or so people including present and past WRC board members.Exercise equipment galore at the new Wellington Fitness Center.Originally proposed in 1994, the WRC board has looked at various locations from the old Apple Market grocery store building to the church that once housed the First Southern Baptist Church, to the Tibbs Furniture building and even the Wellington Junior High. In November 2008, WRC proposed refurbishing Memorial Auditorium to the city voters which was soundly defeated.In the end, WRC officials chose the same location.Holefelder credited former WRC member Lonnie Cooper for the decision to expand from the old facility.“We kept looking elsewhere and he kept telling us to stay put,” Holefelder said.Wellington Recreation Commission Executive Director Cody White and board member Hankie Holefelder speaking before group Thursday.The general public got to tour the new two-story rec facility at the 200 block of West Lincoln which includes a new weight room, treadmill and stationary bike room, other fitness rooms, locker rooms, conference rooms, art rooms, and offices. Even the old part of the rec center looks almost unrecognizable.The ceremony brought an array of chamber and city officials, although nobody from the Wellington school board was present.Members of the present and past WRC Board, from left: Lonnie Cooper, Shawn DeJarnett, former WRC Director Kenny Everhart, Hankie Holefelder, Cathy Mitchell and Tami McCue. In November 2013,  the Wellington City Council acted as a guarantor which directed the Wellington Public Building Commission to issue 20 year bonds not to exceed $990,000 for a $1.89 million Wellington Recreation Commission Center expansion. This came at no expense to the city, but will be paid through the existing 5 mill levies designed to the WRC over the next 20 years.The Fitness Center has been in operation for 20 years  – all of those on the second floor of Memorial Auditorium.For more pictures of the ceremony and fitness center click here.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Small Town Boy · 266 weeks ago The place looks great! Report Reply 0 replies · active 266 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down yodo497 · 266 weeks ago SO WAS THERE MORE BUILT THAN JUST A FITNESS CENTER FOR THE ADULTS, LOOKS LIKE THEY COULD OF ADDED MORE FOR THE KIDS TO DO. Report Reply 1 reply · active 266 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Guest · 266 weeks ago Go check it out. They have a new art center for kids, the teen center/game room and concessions area have been greatly improved. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more


Goodbye with a goal? Schrock hints at Azkals retirement

Posted On Jan 18 2020 by

first_imgView comments But the dynamic midfielder later hinted at retirement from the national team after the Azkals bowed out in the most prestigious competition in the continent.“I feel like that was my final game for the Azkals,” Schrock told the Inquirer on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I had it in my mind to retire from (the national team) after this tournament because I’m 32 and I feel the body gets more aged with every major tournament. We have another long season ahead with Ceres-Negros. We will hardly get a break. I have a family as well and I wanted to see them more often than in the past three months.”When Schrock floated in a free kick inside the area late in the second half, he was hoping that a teammate will redirect it on target. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Philippines midfielder Stephan Schrock makes it a memorable night for the Azkals. —AFPDUBAI—If it was his final match wearing the Philippines kit, then Stephan Schrock made sure it was a memorable one—even though it ended in defeat in the AFC Asian Cup here.The 32-year-old Schrock made history by scoring the country’s first ever goal in the competition in the second half of a 3-1 defeat to Kyrgyzstan on Wednesday night at Rashid Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Read Next LATEST STORIES Promising stint ends Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparccenter_img Carpio 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 Instead, Kyrgyzstan goalkeeper Kuzman Kadyrbekov, worried that Azkals striker Javier Patino might be able to make contact on the delivery, misjudged the flight of the ball, allowing Schrock’s free kick to bounce inside the six-yard box and into the roof of the net.There was hardly any celebration from the Azkals, who were already trailing, 3-nil, before Schrock’s strike, although the goal was greeted by a loud roar from the Filipino gallery.“Today, I realized more how historic that goal was actually because yesterday I was only thinking about getting two more (goals),” said Schrock, who came out of international retirement a few months ago.“If I could change it, I would rather win and have someone else score for the Philippines.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more


Former SNCLavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime pleads guilty in bribery case

Posted On Jul 21 2019 by

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