‘Justice League’ Movie Review: The League Saves The Day For DC



Capping off a comic book movie-filled year is Warner Bros.’ first attempt at a superhero ensemble flick, “Justice League.” Directed by “Man of Steel” and “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” helmer Zack Snyder, the movie attempts to feed off of the success of this summer’s “Wonder Woman” by bringing together DC’s finest heroes on the big screen.

‘Justice League’ Movie Review: The League
Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Ben Affleck as Batman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash in ‘Justice League’/Warner Bros.

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It feels like it has been a lifetime waiting for this DC epic. Between reshoot rumors and director switches, the project’s production definitely went through tumultuous times. Still, fans have been hotly anticipating the flick as it it the first time Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and even Superman all come together on the big screen.

The team’s union, unfortunately, could have come at a better time as the League does not really have the luxury of trying to get to know each other with new supervillain Steppenwolf and his legion of Parademons lurking at the shadows. The newfound squad will be left with no choice but to learn to work as a single unit if they want to have any shot at protecting Earth and preserving mankind.

Henry Cavill as Superman in ‘Justice League’/Warner Bros
Henry Cavill as Superman in ‘Justice League’/Warner Bros

On the surface, “Justice League” is an enjoyable film, full of comic book goodness and fan-service moments. Seeing the League come to life after four preceding movies is undoubtedly fulfilling especially for fans’ who have stuck with DC amidst the massive backlash that “BvS” got from last year. The movie clocks out at just 2 hours (including post-credits, there are 2) which resulted to a hurried storyline for the individual story beats, but the good thing about that is it intrigues you more, especially when it comes to the trio of new game players -- Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman.

Following all the tonal inconsistency problems, highlighted by the levity-filled “Wonder Woman’s” success, Warner Bros. opted to lighten up. A different stroke compared to the dreary and gloom vibe they usually go for, thanks to the ever-so-successful Nolan “Batman” trilogy. But it was high time that they realize that being off-brand should not really big of a concern, just as long as the final product they come up with is a worth it time at the cinemas. After all, who goes to see any movie wanting to feel down and disappointed? By this, we find hope in the future for the budding franchise, which has a slew of projects in several stages of production scheduled to arrive in the next several years.

As like every film, the movie is not perfect. The story is very thin, and there are things that happened that just simply do not make any sense. At this point, narrative loopholes seems to be a recurring problem for DC Both “BvS” and “Suicide Squad” have problematic storylines and “Justice League,” unfortunately, falls in the same category. The only difference is that, the cast’s chemistry is so off the charts that you start not caring if the scene actually fits on the bigger picture. Instead, you sit there and just geek out.

There were a handful of cranky CGI shots. Granted that the film had to go through extensive reshoots, leaving VFX people scrambling to deliver on time, it does not excuse Warners for graphic blunder, certainly not in a movie as hotly-anticipated as “Justice League.” The film also looks glossed over and very pristine. The heroes appear the same even after the third act battle, making it a bit unbelievable. Looks-wise, the problem was most definitely evident on the villain, Steppenwolf, who looked like a glorified video game character. This is made worse by his weak characterization. We don’t really get why he is so relentless in doing what he is doing and he does not seem to be as imposing as he should have been to actually back Batman and Wonder Woman on a corner and force them to assemble a team.

At the bottom of the gripe pyramid is its tendency to be a little cheesy -- with lines and even shots that do not quite hit the mark as how it is intended. Lastly and, unfortunately for Superman fans out there, he, once again, gets the shortest end of the stick. The movie could’ve been a great rebirth for him, but that opportunity just was not seized to the fullest.

‘Justice League’ Movie Review: The League
Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cybrog, Ezra Miller as The Flash and Jason Momoa as Aquaman in ‘Justice League’/Warner Bros.

In total, “Justice League” is enjoyable and is definitely a step in the right direction for the DC Film franchise. It may not be as good as “Wonder Woman,” but it did what it had to do by establishing the team and ushering new characters that fans could see in their solo films down the line. If anything, it makes you really excited for what is to come, especially with Miller’s solo outing, “Flashpoint” and Momoa’s “Aquaman.” It also makes you want Affleck to stick around as Batman amid persistent rumors that he wants out of the Caped Crusader’s suit.

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— ALD, The Summit Express



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PERFORMANCE OF SCHOOLS: November 2017 Civil Engineering CE board exam result



MANILA, Philippines - The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) hailed the top performing schools in the November 2017 Civil Engineering (CE) board exam. The results are expected to be released from November 17 to 20, 2017 or in 2-3 working days after the last day of exam.

November 2017 Civil Engineering CE board exam result

PRC conducted the Civil Engineer licensure exam in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga on November 11 and 12, 2017.

RELATED RESULTS

The top performing schools in the November 2017 Civil Engineer Board Exam as per Commission Resolution No. 2010-547 series of 2010: WITH 50 OR MORE EXAMINEES AND WITH AT LEAST 80% PASSING PERCENTAGE

Updating for the top performing schools...

Here's the performance of schools in the November 2017 Civil Engineering Licensure Examination in alphabetical order as per R.A. 8981 otherwise known as PRC Modernization Act of 2000 Section 7(m) "To monitor the performance of schools in licensure examinations and publish the results thereof in a newspaper of national circulation":

Updating for the performance of schools...

PREVIOUS EXAMINATIONS

In the November 2016 Civil Engineer exams, University of the Philippines (UP) - Diliman topped the schools with 96.08% or 98 out of 102 passed the tests. UP-Los Baños (UPLB) ranked second with 95.16% or 59 out of 62 passed.

In the November 2015 exams, UPLB led the schools with 96.61% or 57 out of 59 successfully hurdled the tests. UPD got the second highest place with 89.89% or 80 out of 89 passed.

Here's the list of top performing schools in the previous examinations:

Exam Date SCHOOL NO. OF EXAMINEES NO. OF PASSERS % PASSED
May 2017 DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA 105 86 81.90
November 2016 UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINESDILIMAN 102 98 96.08
May 2016 DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA 88 71 80.68
November 2015 UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINESLOSBAÑOS 59 57 96.61
May 2015 NONE QUALIFIED
December 2014 UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINESLOSBAÑOS 72 72 100
May 2014 DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA 70 64 91.43

UPDATES

Monitor this page for the real-time updates on Civil Engineer board exam results. Check out also the official website of PRC for more information.

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Joey de Leon draws flak after “insensitive” drowning post



MANILA, Philippines - TV host and personality Joey de Leon once again drew the ire of netizens after he posted an “insensitive” remark about drowning.

De Leon posted on his Instagram account a photo of himself enjoying a dip at the beach. The photo may seem innocent except that it contains a seemingly insensitive joke about drowning.

The veteran Eat Bulaga host captioned the photo: “Nuknukan ka na ng katangahan pag sa DEAD SEA nalunod ka pa!”

Joey de Leon draws flak after “insensitive” drowning post
Joey de Leon’s original post Screengrab credits: Twitter/JamOneDirection
The TV host was referring to the famous Dead Sea where the water’s very high density makes it impossible for swimmers to drown, they just float.

But, netizens have strong words for De Leon. They called him out for his insensitivity after the recent death of Hashtags member Franco Hernandez due to drowning.

It’s Showtime hosts and friends of Hernandez were quick to share their opinions on the matter.

Musician Teddy Corpuz tweeted: “Sana binigay mo na lng muna sa amin ang maipagluksa ang kaibigan at kapatid namin, kahit isang araw lang. kahit ngayon lang. Nakakalungkot ka po. Ipapag pray po kita na gabayan ka ng puong may kapal.”


Hernandez’s fellow Hashtag, Paulo Angeles, didn’t bother with pleasantries and posted, “Tanda mo na bastos ka pa. Wala akong pake kahit sikat ka. Mga joke mo wala sa lugar. Sobrang bastos mo.”


Several netizens also didn’t hold back stating that this isn’t the first time De Leon had been tactless and rude.




Back in October, De Leon also earned the ire of netizens after he commented on Eat Bulaga that depression is “gawa-gawa” lang. Days after, the brother of actress Nadine Lustre committed suicide due to depression. The controversial remarks prompted De Leon to take a long break from work.

De Leon didn’t remove the post but edited the caption into a more subtle one: “TBT, Dead Sea 2014.”

Joey de Leon draws flak after “insensitive” drowning post
De Leon’s edited post Screengrab from Instagram/Joey de Leon

— Sally, The Summit Express



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San Beda finishes off Lyceum, wins back-to-back NCAA titles



MANILA, Philippines – Lyceum Pirates’ immaculate eliminations record went to the drain as San Beda Red Lions devoured them, 92-82 to win NCAA Season 93 Men’s Basketball Championship and back-to-back titles on Thursday, November 16 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

San Beda finishes off Lyceum, wins back-to-back titles

Just a week ago, when the two college teams collided in the finals primer, San Beda’s championship experience prevailed. The defending champions rallied and silenced the Pirates.

San Beda was in complete control of the early phase of the opening quarter with PBA-bound Davon Potts leading the way while MVP CJ Perez initiated the scoring for Lyceum with a breakaway slam dunk. Lyceum caught up with San Beda and promptly snatched the lead, 10-5.

After a 5-minute long scoring drought, Red Lions finally broke the ice courtesy of Franz Abuda’s triple. However, Pirates still had the lead as the 1st quarter ended, 22-17.

It was raining three points and looked like a shooting contest as both teams began the 2nd quarter. Davon Potts and Javee Mocon went against LPU team captain Jesper Ayaay.

The fans really witnessed a very exciting ball game as the protagonists traded bodies all over the floor and fought hard for every ball possession, it was Lyceum that got most of the loose balls and offensive boards but were not able to convert them.

CJ Perez once again made an ecstatic wide-opened dunk that pumped up the entire LPU bench. On the other hand, Davon Potts continued to wax hot from the rainbow country and kept the game close. 47-41 In favor of the Pirates after the first 20 minutes of game number 2.

There was no slowing down for CJ Perez. The MVP had already recorded 13 points in the 1st half and added 5 quick more at the start of the third. But the Lions promptly retaliated to prevent the Pirates from breaking away.

Midway of the 3rd period, San Beda was behind by just 2 points that alarmed Coach Topex Robinson who was also forced to call a timeout. Robinson’s cease fire however was wasted as his boys committed a turnover that paved a way for San Beda to level the score to 55-all.

Robert Bolick who was very silent in the previous quarters made a crucial three pointer for the lead but Jesper Ayaay answered Bolick with a trey of his own to regain the lead and end the period 66-65.

The three-point shootout carried on as the Red Lions and the Pirates unfolded the last quarter. San Beda finally managed to grab the lead 73-71 with 7 more minutes remaining in the game.

San Beda widened the margin to 4 with under 3 minutes but Lyceum wanted to stay alive and started trailing the Lions.

50 seconds left in the game clock and the Red Lions were up 89-82. King Lion Robert Bolick struck the Pirates with a dagger trey.

CJ Perez who was very active in the first 3 quarters was all of a sudden became stale and went scoreless in the final quarter. Perez apparently consumed his personal fouls at the 00:36 mark and signaled the Pirates’ downfall.

Donald Tankoua put the icing on the cake as he drained his foul shots and officially ended the series 92-82.

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Another glitch? Passengers walk to station after MRT train detaches



MANILA, Philippines - Passengers faced another MRT glitch as one coach detached from the others.

On Thursday morning, November 16, passengers aboard MRT 3 from Buendia station faced the terrible inconvenience of walking to the next station, Ayala Avenue. A netizen, Ivan Caballero Villegas posted on his Facebook account that the coach they were riding on, unhooked from the rest of the MRT train and was left in the middle of the rails.

Villegas captioned his photos, “Eksena sa MRT. Umaandar, sabay biglang bitaw ng huling MRT Bus.”

Passengers walk to station after MRT train detaches
Passengers walk to Ayala Station after MRT coach detaches Photo Credit: Facebook/Ivan Caballero Villegas

Passengers walk to station after MRT train detaches
The last coach from the MRT 3 detaches Photo Credit: Facebook/Ivan Caballero Villegas

Passengers walk to station after MRT train detaches
Passengers walk 10 minutes to reach Ayala station Photo Credit: Facebook/Ivan Caballero Villegas

A netizen also lamented that this had to happen on a “back to work day.”


Netizens also took to their social media accounts to complain about the seemingly unending glitches of the MRT 3.




Cesar Chavez, Department of Transportation Undersecretary for Railways confirmed the incident and noted that no passengers were harmed. He released an official statement saying, “Around 130 to 140 passengers were evacuated by the combined security guards from Buendia and Ayala Station.”

“Passengers were evacuated from the detached train going to Ayala Station platform in about 8 to 10 minutes,” he added. MRT operations resumed by 9:30 AM.

Back in August, MRT suffered 3 technical glitches in one day that forced their trains to stop and unload their passengers. Just this November, one train caught fire causing panic among passengers.

— Sally, The Summit Express



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FULL RESULTS: November 2017 Civil Engineer CE board exam passers list, top 10



MANILA, Philippines - The November 2017 Civil Engineer (CE) board exam official results including with the complete list of passers, topnotchers (top 10), top performing schools and performance of schools are expected to be released from November 17 to 20, 2017 or in 2-3 working days after the last day of examinations.

November 2017 Civil Engineer CE board exam passers list, top 10

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) conducted the Civil Engineering licensure exam in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga on November 11 and 12, 2017.

The members of the Board of Civil Engineering who gave the licensure examination are Engr. Praxedes P. Bernardo, Chairman; Engr. Pericles P. Dakay and Engr. Romeo A. Estañero, Members.

RELATED RESULTS

Roll of Successful Examinees in the
CIVIL ENGINEER LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on NOVEMBER 11 & 12, 2017
Released on NOVEMBER 2017

Now updating for the list of passers...refresh page for the results

REGISTRATION AND OATHTAKING

Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be done on-line. Please go to www.prc.gov.ph and follow instructions for initial registration.

Those who will register are required to bring the following:
  • Notice of admission
  • duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • 2 pieces passport size pictures (colored with white background and complete name tag)
  • 2 sets of documentary stamps

Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

VERIFICATION OF RATINGS

Civil Engineer board exam's verification of ratings (passers, non-passers and removal) can be done online.

Visit PRC's "Verification of Rating" service and enter the required information to verify your identity. Note that this will be available in few working days after the release of results.

COVERAGE OF EXAMINATION

Civil Engineer board exams cover the following major subjects: mathematics, surveying and transportation engineering (35%), hydraulics and geotechnical engineering (30%) and structural engineering and construction (35%).

Note that the subjects in the CE board exams are in accordance with Sec. 10 Art II of R.A. No. 544: the “Civil Engineering Law.”

RELEASE OF RESULTS

According to PRC Resolution No. 2016-1019, the target release of results for the recent civil engineer board exam is on Thursday, November 16.

But due to the suspension of government work in Metro Manila on November 13 to 15, results are expected to be announced on later date or possible on Friday, November 17 until Monday, November 20. Takers may visit this page from time-to-time for any developments and updates.

PREVIOUS EXAMINATIONS

In the same period last year, results were released online in three (3) working days. A total of 5,036 out of 10,972 successfully hurdled the exams. Sirven Carandang Garibay from the University of the Philippines (UP) - Los Baños topped the board with 93.20%.

In the November 2015 exams, results were out in two (2) days. PRC named 3,935 out of 9,482 who have passed the engineering licensure exam. Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT) grad Armand Henzkel Bangolan Canoy aced the tests with 94.80%.

Here's the quick summary of previous examinations:

Exam Date Total Examinees Total Passers Passing Rate Days before results release
May 2017 6,998 2,514 35.92% 3
November 2016 10,972 5,036 45.90% 3
May 2016 5,882 2,245 38.17% 3
November 2015 9,482 3,935 41.50% 2
May 2015 4,311 1,361 31.57% 3
December 2014 8,127 4,021 49.48% 3
May 2014 4,289 1,862 43.41% 2

UPDATES

Monitor this page for the real-time updates on Civil Engineer board exam results. Check out also the official website of PRC for more information.

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September 2017 LET Results Secondary passers list



MANILA, Philippines - The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) officially announces the alphabetical list of passers for the September 2017 Teachers board exam or licensure exam for teachers (LET) - Secondary level expected at the end of November, based from the update of a reliable source.

September 2017 LET Results Secondary passers list

The full list of passers or those who have successfully passed the tests will be posted on this page. Below will list be activated once LET results are announced online.

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PASSERS
  • A-B Passers Secondary: September 2017 LET Results
  • C-F Passers Secondary: September 2017 LET Results
  • G-N Passers Secondary: September 2017 LET Results
  • O-R Passers Secondary: September 2017 LET Results
  • S-Z Passers Secondary: September 2017 LET Results

SEPTEMBER 2017 LET RESULTS SUMMARY
  • Main Page: September 2017 LET Results
  • Top 10 Passers: September 2017 LET Results Elementary Level
  • Top 10 Passers: September 2017 LET Results Secondary Level
  • Performance of Schools: September 2017 LET Elementary
  • Performance of Schools: September 2017 LET Secondary

PRC conducted the LET board exam on September 24, 2017 in at least 27 testing centers in the Philippines (Baguio, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro (CDO), Catarman (Northern Samar), Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Laoag, Legaspi, Lucena, Manila, Rosales (Pangasinan), Tacloban, Tuguegarao, Pagadian and Zamboanga), Hong Kong and Bangkok.

Based from PRC Resolution No. 2016-1019, the target release date of September 2017 LET results is on Monday, November 27 or in 39 working days after the exam. The computation excludes weekends and holidays.

Note that government work was suspended on October 16 and 17 due to nationwide transport strike and on November 13 to 15 due to ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in NCR and Pampanga.

PRC Board News, our partner website for PRC exam results said that the results of the recent LET exam will be out online until December 8, 2017 ( 46 working days).

Review center owner Dr. Carl Balita hinted on November 13 that the 'big day' is within 15 sunrises or until the 28th of November.

Good luck to all aspiring teachers! Share the good news to other takers!

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September 2017 LET Results Elementary passers list



MANILA, Philippines - The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) officially released the alphabetical list of passers for September 2017 Teachers board exam or licensure exam for teachers (LET) - Elementary level expected on the fourth week of November.

 September 2017 LET Results Elementary passers list

On this page, the complete list of passers or those who have successfully hurdled the tests will be posted. List below will be activated once LET results are announced online.

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PASSERS
  • A-B Passers Elementary: September 2017 LET Results
  • C-G Passers Elementary: September 2017 LET Results
  • H-P Passers Elementary: September 2017 LET Results
  • Q-Z Passers Elementary: September 2017 LET Results

SEPTEMBER 2017 LET RESULTS SUMMARY
  • Main Page: September 2017 LET Results
  • Top 10 Passers: September 2017 LET Results Elementary Level
  • Top 10 Passers: September 2017 LET Results Secondary Level
  • Performance of Schools: September 2017 LET Elementary
  • Performance of Schools: September 2017 LET Secondary

The September 2017 LET passers are those who obtained an average rating of not less than 75% and have no rating lower than 50% in any of the subjects.

PRC administered the LET board exam on September 24, 2017 in at least 27 testing centers around the country and in Hong Kong and Bangkok (Special Professional Licensure Examination or SPLE).

Testing centers include Baguio, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro (CDO), Catarman (Northern Samar), Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Laoag, Legaspi, Lucena, Manila, Rosales (Pangasinan), Tacloban, Tuguegarao, Pagadian and Zamboanga.

Meanwhile, PRC designated additional test centers per requests of local government units and recommendation of the Board in accordance with Resolution No. 2017-1047 — Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro; Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro; Odiongan, Romblon; Kidapawan Cotabato, Boac, Marinduque; Virac, Catanduanes; Puerto Princesa City, Palawaan and Masbate City.

PRC Resolution No. 2016-1019 stated that the target release date of September 2017 LET results is on Monday, November 27 or in 39 working days after the exam. Note that government work was cancelled on October 16 and 17 due to nationwide transport strike and on November 13 to 15 due to ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in NCR and Pampanga.

PRC Board News, our partner website for PRC exam results said that the results of the recent LET exam will be out online until December 8, 2017 ( 46 working days).

Reliable source and the 'ultimate reviewer' of CBRC Dr. Carl Balita hinted that results will be released in 15 or less days as posted on November 13. This can be translated to maximum waiting of until November 28.

Good luck to all aspiring teachers! Share the good news to other takers!

— The Summit Express



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