Pres. Obama, pinirmahan na ang panukalang batas na muling magbubukas sa gobyerno at magtataas ng debt ceiling ng Amerika

admin   •   October 17, 2013   •   2151

Matapos ang 16 araw na paghihintay ng mga Amerikano at ng buong mundo, natapos na ang partial government shutdown ng Estados Unidos nitong Oktubre 17, 2013 (US time) matapos lagdaan ni US President Barack Obama ang panukalang batas ng US Congress na magtataas sa debt ceiling. (AARON ROMERO / Photoville International)

Matapos ang 16 araw na paghihintay ng mga Amerikano at ng buong mundo, natapos na ang partial government shutdown ng Estados Unidos nitong Oktubre 17, 2013 (US time) matapos lagdaan ni US President Barack Obama ang panukalang batas ng US Congress na magtataas sa debt ceiling. (AARON ROMERO / Photoville International)

Washington DC, USA — Nilagdaan na ni US President Barack Obama ang panukalang batas ng US Congress na magtataas sa debt ceiling na nagbigay wakas sa labing-anim na araw na partial government shutdown.

Ikinatuwa ng pangulo ang pagpapalabas ng bi-partisan deal ng senado ilang oras bago sumapit ang deadline na itinakda ng treasury department.

Ayon sa Pangulo, “I want to thank the leadership for coming together and getting this done. Hopefully, next time, it won’t be in the 11th hour. One of the things that I said throughout this process is we’ve got to get out of the habit of governing by crisis.”

Ang bipartisan deal ay pinangunahan ni Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid at Republican Minority Leader Mitch Mcconell

Nakapaloob sa kasunduan ang pagpondo sa federal government hanggang Enero 15 ng susunod na taon, at ang pagpapalawig ng debt ceiling hanggang Pebreo 7, 2014.

Bilang kapalit ay pumayag ang White House na magkaroon ng karagdagang probisyon ang Affordable Care Act o Obamacare.

Nakapaloob din sa kasunduan na bubuo ng team ang dalawang kapulungan ng kongreso upang mapag-usapan ang long term budget ng bansa, kung saan itinakdang magkaroon ng agreement proposal bago mag-Disyembre 13 ng taong kasalukuyan.

“Averting this crisis is historic. But let’s be honest. This was pain inflicted on our nation for no good reason. And we cannot, cannot make the same mistake again,” pahayag ni Reid.

Bagama’t marami ang natutuwa sa muling pagbubukas ng gobyerno, di maiaalis na nagkaroon ng negatibong epekto sa ekonomiya ng Amerika ang 16-day shutdown.

Ayon sa estimate ng Standard and Poor’s, umaabot sa $24 billion ang nakaltas sa ekonomiya ng bansa, dagdag pa dito ang “threat” ng “debt default” kung saan nagpahina diumano  sa Wall Street at nagpataas ng interest rates.

“Millions didn’t get paychecks. The economy was dragged down. And confidence and faith in the United States credit and in the United States itself around the work was shaken,” pahayag ni New York Senator Chuck Schumer.

Samantala, sa isang press conference tiniyak ni Obama sa media na hindi na mangyayari pa ang government shutdown. (James Bontuyan / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

Sa pagtatapos ng partial government shutdown ng USA ay magbubukas na muli ang mga national parks tulad ng Statue of Liberty at makababalik na sa kanilang mga trabaho ang karamihang mga US government employees. (SONNY COS / Photoville International)

Sa pagwawakas ng partial government shutdown ng USA ay magbubukas na muli ang mga national parks tulad ng Statue of Liberty at makababalik na sa kanilang mga trabaho ang karamihang mga US government employees. (SONNY COS / Photoville International)

60% Galaxy Note 7 units, recalled – Samsung

admin   •   September 29, 2016

A Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone is displayed at its store in Seoul, South Korea, September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

A Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone is displayed at its store in Seoul, South Korea, September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

 

Samsung Electronics Company said on Tuesday it has recovered around 60 percent of recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in South Korea, the United States and Europe.

The world’s top smartphone maker announced recall order on the units due to fire-prone batteries.

Reports of Note 7 fires and damages have continued after the recall announcement, while aviation authorities around the world issued warnings or outright bans on the use or charging of the Note 7 on aircraft.

Samsung said, around 90 percent of customers who turned in their devices through the exchange program have opted for a replacement Note 7.

READ: South Korea orders battery safety measures for Samsung Note 7

But it remains unclear how strong the demand from new customers would be when sales resume.

“I probably wouldn’t buy anything Samsung ever again,” Social media coordinator Kim Fielding said. “I don’t trust Samsung,. That’s too scary and they have a lot of work to do to get consumers’ trust back. A lot of work.”

On the other hand, Counterpoint Technology Market Research Director Tom Kang said, in the long term, this will strengthen Samsung’s brand because they kind of set a certain standard of how they value their customers.

Samsung hopes to take the faulty products off the market as soon as possible in order to limit further damage to its reputation.

The company also hopes to resume sales of the flagship device ahead of the key holiday shopping season in major markets such as the United States. — Sonny Cos | UNTV News & Rescue

Pres. Duterte leaves for Laos and Indonesia

admin   •   September 5, 2016

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With more than 30 people that comprises his delegation, President Rodrigo Duterte has left this afternoon for Laos to attend the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summit.

In his departure speech, the President said, among the issues he will raise is the fight against terrorism, promoting respect for the rule of law and peaceful resolution of disputes, intensifying emergency response and disaster management among ASEAN member nations, promoting a drug-free region, the fight against human trafficking and the likes.

During the summit, the Philippine will also accept the chairmanship for the ASEAN Summit in 2017.

During the sidelines of the summit, Pres. Duterte will have meetings with 9 other heads of state including U.S. President Barrack Obama.

However, Duterte insists that he does not need to explain to Obama the measures he has take to fight illegal drugs and the alleged extrajudicial killings in the country.

After attending the September 6 to 8 summit, Duterte will proceed to Indonesia for a working visit.

Aside from visiting the Filipino community, Duterte will also appeal to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to spare the life of Mary Jane Veloso.

The president is expected to be back in the country on September 9.

While Pres. Duterte is out of the Philippines, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea will serve as the country’s caretaker. — Victor Cosare | UNTV News & Rescue

Philippine Independence Day parade sa NYC, nilahukan ng libu-libong Pilipino

admin   •   June 6, 2014

Isang malaking watawat ng Pilipinas ang bitbit ng mga miyembro ng NGO na ito sa parada sa New York para sa pagdiriwang ng Kalayaan ng Pilipinas. (AARON ROMERO / Photoville International)

NEW YORK CITY, USA — Muling ipinagdiwang ang pinakamalaking Philippine Independence Day Parade sa Manhattan, New York City.

Libu-libong Pilipino mula sa iba’t-ibang estado ng Amerika ang dumayo upang sumuporta at makita ang mga Pinoy pride gaya nina Olympic Figure Skater Michael Christian Martinez at 2013 Miss World Meagan Young at iba pa.

(Left-Right) Miss World 2013 Meagan Young; Black Eye Peas member Apl.D.Ap o Allan Pineda. (AARON ROMERO / Photoville International)

(Left-Right) Miss World 2013 Meagan Young; Black Eye Peas member Apl.D.Ap o Allan Pineda. (AARON ROMERO / Photoville International)

“The Philippine Independence Day Parade here in New York is getting bigger and bigger every year,” saad ni Consul General Marion De Leon.

Ang delegasyon ng Philippine Embassy sa pagdiriwang. (ERNESTO FERNANDEZ / UNTV News)

Bakas ang Filipino pride sa naturang parada hindi lamang sa mukha ng ating mga kababayang Fil-Am kundi pati na rin sa mga pambato ng bansa.

“We’re just about anywhere in the world and what’s nice about is that you always have that family feel with everyone, it’s almost like we will always take care of each other and for me I take that to heart and thats something I’m very proud of,” pahayag ni WBO Light Featherweight Champion Ana Julaton.

(Left-Right) WBO LightLight Featherweight Champion Ana Julaton; Olympic Figure Skater Michael Christian Martinez,  (AARON ROMERO / Photoville International)

(Left-Right) WBO Light Featherweight Champion Ana Julaton; Olympic Figure
Skater Michael Christian Martinez. (AARON ROMERO / Photoville International)

“It’s good to let everyone know around the world that Pinoys can do what anyone else can do, you know what I mean so it’s great,” saad naman ni Fil-Am Race Driver Michelle Marie Bumgarner.

Fil-Am Race Driver Michelle Marie Bumgarner (ERNESTO FERNANDEZ / UNTV News)

Ang New York Philippine Independence Day parade ay ginaganap taon-taon sa sentro ng New York City bilang simbolo ng malaking kontribusyon ng ating mga Filipino-American sa ekonomiya at kultura ng lungsod. (UNTV News America: Reporter: Enzo Cruz, Scriptwriter: Sonny Cos,Photographers: Aaron Romero, Ernesto Fernandez,Editor: Ruth Navales)

Ang Filipino-American ang isa sa pinakamalaking lahing may dugong Asyano ayon sa census ng US Government kaya naman taon-taon din na dinudumog ang pagdiriwang na ito.  (ERNESTO FERNANDEZ / UNTV News)

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