Today, July 24, 2015.

Lasallian Youth Summit to be held on August 7 in DLSU-D

Council of Student Organizations (CSO) will spearhead the 2nd Lasallian Youth Summit (LYS) on August 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at De La Salle University Dasmarinas Ugnayang La Salle (ULS). The event will be divided into two parts – morning and afternoon – to accommodate the amount of students that will attend. College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT), College of Science and Computer Studies (CSCS) and College Of Education (CoEd) will be in the morning session, while College Of Business Administration and Accountancy (CBAA), College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE), College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (CTHM), and College of Liberal Arts and Communication (CLAC) will be in the afternoon session. Freshman students are expected to attend in the said activity.


BI deports 180 foreign immigrants for having illegal employment

Bureau of Immigration (BI) has deported more than 100 foreign immigrants who have no legal employment. One-hundred eight illegal workers were arrested last Tuesday, July 21, in Pasay City due to failure to show valid employment documents. These aliens who are mostly Chinese, are said to be working in call centers and online gambling operations.


Iglesia Ni Cristo Expels Manalo

Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) has officially expelled the wife and son of former INC Executive Minister Eduardo Manalo, namely Christina Tenny Manalo and Felix Tan Angel. This was announced by INC General Evangelist Bienvenido Santiago, yesterday, July 23 in a press conference. According to Santiago, they expelled Tenny and Felix Manalo after the two appeared in a youtube video claiming that their lives are in danger and that there are other ministers who are abducted by several INC members. This statement was denied by Santiago saying that the two Manalo’s only wanted the sympathy of their members to interfere with INC’s administration. He added that the two violated the teachings and regulations of Iglesia ni Cristo.


FIFA reform leader should be non-European – U.N. Sports adviser

United Nation (UN) chief Ban Ki-moon’s sports adviser believes that the person in charge of chairing the reform of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) should be non-European, and have a woman fill the empty seat of FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who stepped down amid a graft scandal. According to Wilfried Lemke, Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, reforms should include limiting the terms of top FIFA officials and changing the bidding process for the World Cup host countries to maintain power balance between continents. The priority is to have transparency. European domination of world soccer governance has been brought up by some national soccer federations. For real change at FIFA, Lemke says having a woman lead the biggest sports federation would be fantastic.


Turkmenistan hailed as world’s most non-smoking country

Turkmenistan was declared as the world’s most non-smoking country by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO figures state that only 8 percent of the whole population of the country are smokers. According to WHO chief Margaret Chan, Turkmenistan authorized the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in 2011. On the same year, the country banned smoking in all its public areas and state buildings. Meanwhile, Vera Luiza de Costa E Silva, Head of the Convention Secretariat, encourages the Central Asian states to strengthen their enforcement of smoking ban and to lower the smoking population in their country to 5 percent.


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