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Trump cries election fraud with no evidence

November 7, 2020

ELECTION FRAUD IN THE US? UNITED STATES - President Donald Trump is now alleging of 'election fraud' without presenting solid evidence to prove his allegations. He is also calling for the counting of legally-casted ballots to be halted, to pave the way for the entry of probe and investigations. Trump's earlier statement to the media reads: “that this is no longer about any single election. This is about the integrity of our entire election process.” The US incumbent president said: “From the beginning we have said that all legal ballots must be counted and all illegal ballots should not be counted, yet we have met resistance to this basic principle by Democrats at every turn. We will pursue this process through every aspect of the law to guarantee that the American people have confidence in our government,” says the US President Trump. Meanwhile, Trump's challenger, Joe Biden, is scheduled to address US to express his message of thanks for the overwhelming support of the American electorates who trusted on her platforms of government. While American are now very eager to know the final result of the elections, counting is still happening in the most strategic areas in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Alaska, North Carolina and Nevada. Challenger Joe Biden has pronounced already that he is winning in the 2020 presidential elections in America. Currently, Biden is leading with 264 electoral votes as compared to Trump's only 214. Whoever reaches 270 electoral votes will be the country's next president. Trump likely to succumb defeat to Biden The incumbent president of the United States is more likely to get defeated based on election returns coming out from different counties in the United States.  In Washington, both presidentiables are locked in what is considered the closest rivalry in the history of elections. The election result in Washington even prompted President Trump to accuse the results as fraud. This as the US president also threatened to bring this matter to the US Supreme Court.    The US presdent has also described the partial unofficial election results as "embarassment to our country." Meanwhile, challenger Biden told reporters he is very confident to come out victorious in the elections as he saw the incumbent US President tailing him many results initially tabulated by electronic counting machines in different parts of the country. "Millions and millions of people voted for us tonight. And a very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise that group of people, and we won't stand for it. We will not, says the incumbent Donald Trump during his White House appearance. “This is a fraud on the American public," Trump says, without showing any evidence, while promising to petition the US Supreme court to stop voting. "This is an embarrassment to the country. We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election," Pres. Donald Trump concluded in his speech at the White House.

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CMFC firing range opens in Oro

November 7, 2020

CAGAYAN de Oro City--A police official in the city yesterday launched the opening of a firing range at Camp Pedro "Oloy" N. Roa Sr. in Barangay Carmen with a two-day shooting competition starting Ocotber 6. Lt. Col. Alexy Embernate Sonido, force commander of the City mobile Force Company (CMFC), said that he developed the firing range to help improve a policeman's marksmanship. Sonido said members of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) can use the firing rnge free of charge. However, he said each user of the riging range is required to strictly observe the health protocols as mandated by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF). "We require the wearing of facemask, and face shield before we allow anyone to use our facility," said Sonido. Col. Alan Molintas Nazarro of the Police Community Relation of the Provincial Police Office in Region 10 (PRO-10) said: "This is timely for call of our chief PNP (Philippine National Police (PNP) that is one of the 9-point agenda for at least every policeman to be a marksman." Nazarro, who is one of the guest speakers during the opening ceremony of the CMFC firing range, said: "the facility was established to help improve the shooting skills of our policemen." It ws learned that the land hwere the CMFC firing range was established was donated by the grandfather of Cagayan de City Councilor Jay Roa Pascual. Aside from Pascual, Barangay Nazareth Punong Barangay Jonjon Rodriguez and Rustico Ian Achas of Barangay Puerto graced the opening of the CMFC firing range. Other guests include Col. Henry Dampal, city director of Cocpo, and retired Brig. Gen. Roger Diaz.  

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Trump likely to get defeated in US polls

November 6, 2020

PRES. DONALD TRUMP TO SUFFER DEFEAT? UNITED STATES - The incumbent president of the United States is more likely to get defeated based on election returns coming from different counties in the United States.  In Washington, both presidentiables are locked in what is considered the closest rivalry in the history of elections. The election resultS in Washington even prompted President Trump to accuse the results as fraud. This, as the US president also threatened to bring the matter to the US Supreme Court.    The US presdent has also described the partial unofficial election results as "embarassment to our country." Meanwhile, challenger Joe Biden told reporters he is very confident to come out victorious in the elections as he saw the incumbent US President tailing him in many partial, unofficial results initially tabulated by electronic counting machines in different parts of the country. "Millions and millions of people voted for us tonight. And a very sad group of people is trying to disenfranchise that group of people, and we won't stand for it. We will not, says the incumbent Donald Trump during his White House appearance. “This is a fraud on the American public," Trump says, without showing any evidence, while promising to petition the US Supreme Court to stop voting. "This is an embarrassment to the country. We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election," Pres. Donald Trump concluded in his speech at the White House.

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DAGYAW 2020 4th Episode: Youth to Play a Vital Role in Fighting COVID-19

November 6, 2020

After the 3 successful episodes of Dagyaw 2020, we are down to our last episode which focuses on the Youth and their role especially in this most challenging time when we are put under the state of national health emergency due to COVID19 pandemic.  This 4th episode dubbed as USAPANG KABATAAN will be rolled out on November 6, 2020. Friday, 9 to 11 AM.  This will highlight the youth sector who are one of the most affected by the pandemic’s socio-economic impacts. Nevertheless, youth are also among the most active in global responses: Not only are they on the frontlines as health workers, but they are also advancing health and safety in their roles as researchers, activists, innovators, and communicators.  The Participatory Governance Cluster of the Cabinet through the Department of the Interior and Local Government Region X (DILG-X), Department of Budget and Management (DBM-X), and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA-X) will host the 4th episode of Dagyaw 2020.   Michael Seno, President of CDO SK Federation and Mateo Gervise, President of UST Student Government will be the guest speakers for the said episode while NYC 10 and Commission on Population and Development will be the responders. The event will be available through the DILG-X official Facebook Page and will be simultaneously live-streamed on various government agencies’ social media pages.  Moreover, Dagyaw 2020 aims to build mutual trust between the government and the Filipino people by providing open, neutral, and protected space for dialogue on key national and local issues and plans in the post of COVID-19 pandemic.   (DILG 10/LGCDD/ Roque Salvo)

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SM malls provide immediate assistance to families affected by Typhoon Rolly

November 4, 2020

SM malls in Metro Manila and in Luzon opened doors to stranded customers and to nearby residents as Typhoon Rolly made landfall in the Bicol and Southern Luzon regions last weekend. Overnight parking charges have been waived. Free WiFi, charging stations, and a help desk are made available.  “Our malls in typhoon-hit areas will remain open to those who need shelter. Rest assured that we will extend as much relief assistance as we can to help rebuild our communities,” said SM Supermalls President Steven Tan. In an announcement, SM malls in Metro Manila and select parts of Luzon closed early last November 1 but will accommodate anyone seeking shelter from the typhoon.  SM Supermarkets, Hypermarkets, and Savemore Markets will remain open to serve as many customers as possible. For more updates and announcements, visit www.smsupermalls.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@SMSupermalls).

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Smart releases free-to-download kits, videos for virtual classes

November 4, 2020

TO help ensure continuous learning in education’s new normal, PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has released video resources suitable for teachers’ virtual classes needs, all aligned with the Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELC) of the Department of Education (DepEd). Supplementary teaching materials include the LearnSmart e-Storytelling series, Maging Laging Handa disaster-readiness videos, and the gardening web series Kalye Mabunga. Bringing the magic of stories into people’s home through technology In partnership with DepEd, the LearnSmart e-Storytelling Series was initially released in May 2020 on the Smart Communities Facebook page. Main storyteller Rey Bufi is the founder of The Storytelling Project, Smart’s partner organization that has been sharing the love and joy of reading with kids in remote communities. For its re-release as supplemental learning materials for virtual classes, all 31 e-Storytelling episodes were enhanced to include Filipino sign language translation. Each story, which aims to teach kids about their own uniqueness, and important values such as acceptance, inclusivity, courage and obedience, concludes with an in-depth analysis by a child psychologist. Content are mostly in the mother tongue, as studies show that this facilitates better understanding and enhances the learning experience. This is all in keeping with Smart’s goal of providing original homegrown content in local languages to local communities. Promoting a culture of preparedness to children Maging Laging Handa supports DepEd’s initiative to integrate disaster risk reduction in the education curriculum. The video series covers precautionary measures and safety tips for various calamities such as typhoons, floods, tsunamis, storm surges, earthquakes, and landslides. Reviewed and approved by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, materials include a DepEd co-developed teacher's guide on how these videos can be integrated into curriculum. Maging Laging Handa features Tonipet Gabba as online instructor; three puppets namely Inay Lena, a mother hen; Brownie, a dog; and Kali, a carabao; and all-original Tagalog songs aimed at making the learning journey richer and more exciting. Episodes simplify disaster-related concepts like the typhoon signals, rainfall warning signals, and the differences between a storm surge and a tsunami. Raising awareness on food security To educate children early about the basics of food security, Smart and the Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI) produced a web series called Kalye Mabunga. This is in support of the government’s ongoing Plant, Plant, Plant campaign that encourages people to attain food security at the household level by making available healthy, nutritious food in their own homes. Each 10-minute episode tackles topics such as choosing which vegetable, fruit, and herbs can be planted in an urban setting, as well as tips on garden maintenance and proper habits. Episodes on making gardening supplies out of recycled materials, as well as using plants for art projects, aim to encourage children to get interested in plants. Upholding quality education for sustainable development The release of these videos on YouTube follows DepEd's recent announcement that resource materials under the Smart-backed CVIF-Dynamic Learning Program (CVIF-DLP) developed by the Central Visayan Institute Foundation (CVIF) can now be downloaded for free from DepEd Commons. Just visit www.commons.deped.gov.ph and go to the Spotlight folder. After clicking on the CVIF-Dynamic Learning Program folder, just select the grade level and subject for junior or senior high school, then download the needed files. The DepEd portal, as well as www.dlp.ph, can be accessed by Smart, Sun, and TNT subscribers even without data load. Supported by Smart and PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF) for over a decade, CVIF-DLP is one of only three supplemental learning materials being endorsed by the DepEd for this school year. Along with other subsidiaries of parent company PLDT, Smart recognizes quality education as a foundation in improving people's lives and obtaining sustainable development. In support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), particularly SDG #4: Quality Education, education continues to be a flagship CSR program throughout PLDT Group, with a strong emphasis on digital literacy. Click on these links to access and download Smart’s learning resources for free on YouTube: http://bit.ly/KalyeMabunga, http://bit.ly/eStorytellingSessions, http://bit.ly/MagingLagingHanda. For more information on Smart's corporate social responsibility advocacies, visit www.facebook.com/SmartCommunities. (PR)

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