PH archers miss gold target anew, settle for bronze medals

first_imgLATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH cyclists Aquino, Salamat fall short View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side MOST READ The Filipinos were shut out, 0-6 (54-57, 53-58, 49-52), by the Malaysians in the semifinals.The women’s side, composed of Nicole Marie Tagle, Mary Queen Ybañez and Kareel Meer Hongitan, also blanked Vietnam, 6-0, (51-44, 50-47, 55-47) for third place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingTagle and company bowed to their Indonesian counterparts, 2-6, (50-52, 55-54, 54-56, 52-55) in the semis.The 15-year-old Tagle bagged the silver medal in the individual women’s recurve Sunday.The country’s archers still have a chance to win that elusive gold in the mixed doubles event on Tuesday. The Philippines’ archers stayed off target for a gold medal as both the men’s and women’s teams settled for bronze medals in the recurve events in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Monday at National Sports Center Synthetic Turf Field in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The men’s squad, featuring Florante Matan, Gabriel Moreno and Mark Javier, secured bronze after beating Vietnam, 6-0, (50-49, 55-54, 54-53).ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremonylast_img read more

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Some Public Sector Entities to be Merged

first_imgA number of government departments and agencies will be merged this financial year to enable greater cost-efficiency and effectiveness in the public sector. This was disclosed by Finance and Planning Minister, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, during his opening presentation in the 2013/14 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on April 18. The Minister informed that plans are in place to merge the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission with the Jamaica Racing Commission. Also, the University Council of Jamaica will be joined with the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica to form the Jamaica Tertiary Commission. As part of the public sector transformation, the Fiscal Services Limited will be merged with the Central Information Technology Office (CITO) to create a new technical office to drive E-government. Dr. Phillips also informed that the research facilities are being integrated to form the National Institute of Science and Technology. “All of this represents just one aspect of what is being pursued, and there are other agencies which are currently being reviewed with a view to reducing the cost and size of their operations,” the Finance Minister said. In the meantime, he informed that Cabinet has taken the decision to establish a Strategic Human Resource Management Unit to serve the entire government. The unit will provide policy direction across government and technical guidance to the human resource management departments. “The expectation is that the work of this unit will make way for a public sector, which is cohesive and performance-based,” Dr. Philips stated. Intrinsic to this effort, he noted, is the completion of an Employee Census System (E-Census), which will record the entire listing of public sector employees in order to compile an effective Human Resource Management System. The Finance Minister informed that in a further effort to reduce public sector costs, the government will be placing energy conservation and new Information and Communications Technology (ICT) systems within departments and agencies. By Athaliah Reynolds-Baker, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

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