Philippines recognized as Best Country in Fiba World Cup MANILA, Philippines --- Filipinos have been known to be one of the most passionate basketball fans in world.
And it was recognized by Fiba on Monday.
The Philippines earned the recognition as the Most Valuable Fan Best Country in the 2014 Fiba World Cup.
Gilas Pilipinas suffered a string of heartbreaks in its return to the World Cup in 36 years but the support from its countrymen never wavered. And if anything, it grew even more.
The Phillipines' will to win and heart gained the attention and respect from fans all over the world.
The world meet, which was held in Spain, also saw Gilas win the country's first in that scale in 40 years.
Team USA captured the gold meda...Keep on reading: Philippines recognized as Best Country in Fiba World Cup
Who’s in charge when Aquino is away? MANILA, Philippines --- President Benigno Aquino III did not assign a single "caretaker" before he embarked on a 12-day trip to Europe and the United States because there is no need for that, Malacanang said Monday.
Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said "the reins of government will be handled properly by the designated officials."
The statement came amid questions on why Vice President Jejomar Binay, an opposition leader and aspiring presidential candidate, was not designated "caretaker."
Lacierda later shared on social media a copy of the memorandum on instructions on how the government will function whenever the President is out of th...Keep on reading: Who’s in charge when Aquino is away?
Jejomar Binay Should Never Become President of the Philippines In our July 25th editorial we asked if Vice President Jejomar Binay should be the next president of the Philippines. In this editorial we arrive at the definitive conclusion that that Binay should not be elected president. Since our last editorial, more witnesses have come forward with more allegations against the embattled Vice President. But our decision not to support Binay’s presidential bid is based on irrefutable public acts that in our opinion disqualify him from the presidency ...
Should President Aquino Get a Second Term as President? Many Filipinos today are realizing that the single, six-year presidential term as prescribed in the 1987 Constitution is woefully inadequate for a good president like Benigno S. Aquino III. The delegates who wrote that provision in the Constitution must have still been reeling from the almost 20 years of “kleptocratic” rule of strongman Ferdinand Marcos when they decided that one term was enough for any future Philippine president. Four years—the presidential term at the time—would be too short; eight too long. So the delegates must have all arrived at the happy medium of 6 years and that was that ...
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