Duterte admits ‘crying’ during opening of the oil field in Cebu



MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte admitted to crying when he saw oil during the ceremonial opening of the oil field in Algeria, Cebu.

The tough-talking President was overwhelmed with emotion on the first onshore oil discovery in the country. During the inauguration of a bridge-widening project in Davao City last May 24, he said, “Last week I was in Alegria, Cebu. For the first time nakita ko ‘yung apoy na…when I turned on the valve para lumabas ‘yun and pag-uwi ko sa chopper kunyari nag-wipe ako ng face ko but I cried. At least for the first time nakita ko oil.”

Duterte admits ‘crying’ during opening of the oil field in Cebu
The President got emotional during the ceremonial valve-opening | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Presidential Communications

Duterte shared that the reason why we are not as progressive as other nations such as Japan is not because we are lazy but we don’t have precious oil. He said, “After the war, we were given our freedom. While we were working a lot hard really building our country, mayroong isang bagay na wala tayo na nandiyan sa kanila and what is it? It’s oil.”

“It’s not because we are lazy that the Japanese are better off than us. We do not have the… they do not have the monopoly of industry. Problema wala tayong oil and oil builds the roads,” the President added.

Duterte also explained that the once-promising Malampaya gas field project off the coast of Palawan had now become a source of corruption but promised to clean it up. He said, “But I can assure you that I will get into it. I won’t let it go on any further. You know me, I’ve been your mayor for 23 years. I’ve been quite strict with money.”

Duterte admits ‘crying’ during opening of the oil field in Cebu
The Algeria natural gas and oil field is the country’s first onshore oil discovery | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Presidential Communications

The Alegria natural gas and oil field

The Department of Energy (DoE) expects that the Alegria natural gas and oil field in southern Cebu can generate energy sources for the next 20 years.

It is considered to be the first onshore oil discovery in the country. It is operated by China International Mining Petroleum Co. Ltd. (CIMP) and is expected to help improve the economic prospects of Algeria, Cebu.

The President advised the local government officials and CIMP representatives, “Prepare for massive migration. Where there’s money, people will flock. Squatters will also come. But accommodate them and let them partake of the bounties God has given us from the bowels of the earth.”

— Sally, The Summit Express



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A-G Passers: 2017 Principals' Test Results December 17, 2017 NQESH



MANILA, Philippines - The 2017 Principals' Test results, including the list of passers will be released by the Department of Education (DepEd) through a memorandum on or before June 1 or 5-6 months after the exam. View on this page for A-G list of passers.
A-G Passers: 2017 Principals' Test Results December 17, 2017 NQESH

DepEd through the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD) and the Quality Assurance Divisions of the Regional Offices (RO-QAD) conducted the Principals' Test (formerly known as National Qualifying Examination for School Heads or NQESH) on December 17, 2017 in several exam centers nationwide.

"The result of the 2017 Principals' Test will be released on or before June 1, 2018. #TayoParaSaEdukasyon #OneDepEd," DepEd-BHROD shared online.

Recent advisory from Human Resource and Development Division of the BHROD said that they are still processing results of the 2017 Principals' Test.

RELATED RESULTS

A-G List of Passers 2017 Principals' Test

Monitor this page for the list of passers...

The examination covered the competencies anchored on the domains of the National Competency-Based Standards for School Heads (NCBSSH) stipulated in DO 32, s. 2010 entitled National Adoption and Implementation of the National Competency-Based Standards for School Heads. It includes the following: School Leader, Instructional Leader and School Manager.

In order to pass the test, takers must obtain a rating of at least 70% in each of the clustered domains.

In last year's exams, Only 388 examinees out of thousands aspiring school heads successfully hurdled the exams. Results were released after five (5) months.

UPDATES

Monitor this page for the relevant updates on Principals' Test. You may also visit the wesbsite and Facebook pages of DepEd and BHROD for more information.

— The Summit Express



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H-O List of Passers: 2017 Principals' Test Results December 17, 2017 NQESH



MANILA, Philippines - (Updated May 26) The Department of Education (DepEd) released results of the 2017 Principals' Test, conducted on December 17, 2017 in several exam centers nationwide. View on this page for H-O list of passers.
H-O List of Passers: 2017 Principals' Test Results December 17, 2017 NQESH

The DepEd memorandum, expected to be announced on or before June 1, 2018 or 5-6 months after the exam, contains the list of 2017 Pincipals' Test passers and some advisories from the agency.

DepEd through the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD) and the Quality Assurance Divisions of the Regional Offices (RO-QAD) conducted the Principals' Test (formerly known as National Qualifying Examination for School Heads or NQESH) in several exam centers nationwide.

Recent advisory from Human Resource and Development Division of the BHROD said that they are still processing results of the 2017 Principals' Test.

RELATED RESULTS

H-O List of Passers 2017 Principals' Test

Monitor this page for the list of passers...

In order to pass the test, takers must obtain a rating of at least 70% in each of the clustered domains. The exam covered situational critical thinking questions relevant to the role of school head, anchored on the domains of the National Competency-Based Standards for School Heads (NCBSSH) stipulated in DepEd Order No. 32 s. 2010.

In last year's exams, Only 388 examinees out of thousands aspiring school heads successfully hurdled the exams. Results were released after five (5) months.

UPDATES

Monitor this page for the relevant updates on Principals' Test. You may also visit the wesbsite and Facebook pages of DepEd and BHROD for more information.

— The Summit Express



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P-Z Passers: December 17, 2017 Principals' Test Results NQESH



MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Education (DepEd) announces results of the 2017 Principals' Test, conducted on December 17, 2017 in several exam centers nationwide. View on this page for P-Z list of passers.
P-Z Passers: December 17, 2017 Principals' Test Results NQESH

The full results, enclosed in a DepEd memorandum, are expected to be announced on or before June 1 or 5-6 months after the exam.

DepEd through the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD) and the Quality Assurance Divisions of the Regional Offices (RO-QAD) administered the Principals' Test (formerly known as National Qualifying Examination for School Heads or NQESH) in several exam centers nationwide.

Recent advisory from Human Resource and Development Division of the BHROD said that they are still processing results of the 2017 Principals' Test.

RELATED RESULTS

P-Z List of Passers 2017 Principals' Test

Monitor this page for the list of passers...

To pass the examinations, takers must obtain a rating of at least 70% in each of the clustered domains. The exam covered situational critical thinking questions relevant to the role of school head, anchored on the domains of the National Competency-Based Standards for School Heads (NCBSSH) stipulated in DepEd Order No. 32 s. 2010.

In last year's exams, only 388 examinees out of thousands aspiring school heads successfully hurdled the exams. Results were released after five (5) months.

UPDATES

Monitor this page for the relevant updates on Principals' Test. You may also visit the wesbsite and Facebook pages of DepEd and BHROD for more information.

— The Summit Express



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LIST OF PASSERS: December 2017 Principals' Test NQESH results



MANILA, Philippines - (Updated May 26) The Department of Education (DepEd) released results of the December 2017 Principals' Test formerly known as National Qualifying Examination for School Heads (NQESH) expected on or before June 1, 2018 or 5-6 months after the exam. The complete list of passers and top 10 (topnotchers) are available on this page as announced online.
LIST OF PASSERS: December 2017 Principals' Test NQESH results

DepEd through the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD) and the Quality Assurance Divisions of the Regional Offices (RO-QAD) conducted the 2017 Principals' Test on December 17, 2017 in several exam centers nationwide.

"The result of the 2017 Principals' Test will be released on or before June 1, 2018. #TayoParaSaEdukasyon #OneDepEd," DepEd-BHROD shared online.

The administration of the test is DepEd's mechanism to select school heads in the public education sector - a qualifying process for interested applicants to Principal I positions. It is being implemented in coordination with the Schools Divisions Offices (DOs) through the Regional Offices (ROs).

2017 Principals' Test results (check back for the updates)

  • List of Passers: A-G | H-O | P-Z
  • Top 10 Passers (Topnotchers)

EXAM COVERAGE

The test covered the competencies anchored on the domains of the National Competency-Based Standards for School Heads (NCBSSH) stipulated in DO 32, s. 2010 entitled National Adoption and Implementation of the National Competency-Based Standards for School Heads. It includes the following: School Leader, Instructional Leader and School Manager.

In order to pass the test, takers must obtain a rating of at least 70% in each of the clustered domains.

Note: Those who failed to pass the 2015 and 2016 Principals' Test and unable to pass the 2017 examination shall undergo a specialized preparatory course before they will be allowed to apply again.

RELEASE OF RESULTS

DepEd said that official results will be released through a Memorandum followed by the distribution of printed Certificates of Rating (CoR) to all test takers through the RO-QAD.

Takers may expect results to come out around April to May 2018. Any development on the checking of test papers or unforessen circumstances may change the probable release date.

April 17, 2018 Update: The Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development said they are still processing results of the 2017 Principals' Test.

May 1, 2018 Update: The 2017 Principals' test results are expected to be released this month.

May 26, 2018 Update: "The result of the 2017 Principals' Test will be released on or before June 1," DepEd has confirmed online.

PREVIOUS EXAMINATION

In the April 2017 (2016 Principals' test), results were released after five (5) months. Only 388 examinees out of thousands aspiring school heads successfully hurdled the exams. The top 10 passers list, released after six (6) months, was led by Christian N. Sango of Region XI.

In the October 2015 exam, 2,195 out of nearly 19,000 takers passed the Principals' Test. Results were out online in less than 3 months after the exam. Erwin John Santos from Region 3 and Garry Vacunawa from Region 8 garnered 186 points or 93% overall rating to top the test.

UPDATES

Monitor this page for the relevant updates on Principals' Test. You may also visit the wesbsite and Facebook pages of DepEd and BHROD for more information.

— The Summit Express



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Filipino contestant in Belgium’s Got Talent enters grand finals



MANILA, Philippines – The Filipino- Belgian mixed martial artist finalist with his dance partner in the Belgium's Got Talent are all set to impress everyone for the upcoming grand finals on May 26 (Manila time).

Filipino contestant in Belgium’s Got Talent enters grand finals
Ian Lodens with his dance partner Natascha Van Es perform an acrobatic dance number | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Belgium’s Got Talent

Fresh from winning the Jujitsu World Championship for the third time, Ian Lodens is showing some “Pinoy pride” as he joins Belgium's biggest talent search. Lodens, with his friend Natascha Van Es’ impressive acrobatic dance has amazed the judges and the audience. The dance duo got the highest number of text votes during the semifinals and are now on their way to the grand finals.

Lodens said that his training with jujitsu and combat sport helped develop his speed and strength in dancing.

The acrobatic dancer admitted that their journey to the grand finals wasn't easy. He shared, “The feeling I had during the audition was really stressful. I didn't do it for a long time and it’s something different than martial arts. It was really crazy but when the judges say yes, it was really amazing.”

Loden’s Filipina mom, who hails from Quezon City continues to ask support for her son. She said, “"Proud ako na world jujitsu champion si Ian at mas lalo na ngayon na nasa finals siya ng 'Belgium's Got Talent.' Kaya mga kababayan ko, sana suportahan niyo sina Ian at Natascha.”

Ian and Tasha’s audition

The judges were impressed with Ian and Tasha’s audition piece. Their dance earned them a standing ovation from the judges and audience. One of the judges, Dan Karaty said, “When the two of you are together, that's when your act is at best. When you break apart, set apart, that's good. When you're together, you're dancing together. You're a great team. I love it."

Here are some of their performances:




— Sally, The Summit Express



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Groom divorces wife just minutes after signing marriage contract



A groom decided to divorce his new bride just 15 minutes after they signed their marriage contract.

In Dubai, a man’s marriage to his new wife ended pretty quickly after he felt insulted by his father-in-law’s behavior. Prior to the wedding, the man had an arrangement with his father-in-law to pay Dh100,000 (£20,000) for his daughter’s hand in marriage. The men agreed that half of the amount shall be handed over during the signing of the contract while the other half just upon leaving the court.

Groom divorces wife just minutes after signing marriage contract
A marriage ended after 15 minutes Photo Courtesy: Pixabay

Things turned sour when after the signing of the marriage at the Sharia judge’s office, the groom asked the father-in-law to wait just a couple of minutes so he can get the rest of the money in his car.

The father-in-law was feeling too eager that he demanded for the rest of the money right away. He asked the groom to send his relatives or friends to get his money instead. The groom tried to reason that will only take 5 minutes for him to get to the car and retrieve the money, the bride’s father wouldn't listen.

Due to his new bride’s father’s attitude, the new groom decided that he had a change of heart. The lawyer who doesn’t want to be named said, “The groom felt insulted and demeaned by his father-in-law. He told the bride’s father that he did not want his daughter as his wife and divorced her in less than 15 minutes from signing the marriage contract.”

Shortest marriage ever

15 minutes may be short but the shortest marriage ever recorded lasted only for mere seconds. The shortest marriage also happened in Dubai back in 2012.

The reason for the quickest divorce was because the bride’s father insisted for her to keep her job even after marriage. The groom had a change of mind after marrying her bride and decided he didn’t want her to work.

Abdul Salam Darweesh, director of the family rehabilitation and guidance section at Dubai’s courts said, “This man came to me and said he wanted to divorce his wife…when I asked him how long they have been married, he replied that ‘the ink in the pen which I signed my marriage contract has not dried yet.”

— Sally, The Summit Express



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Passenger Witnesses Dramatic Moment a Grab Driver Catches His Wife Cheating on Him



It is a sad reality that there are just so many people who just can’t be content with having one person to love. Even though their partners are faithful and love them wholeheartedly, they just want to enjoy the excitement of having a fling!
cheating wife Grab driver

One passenger witnessed the dramatic moment a Grab driver discovered that his wife was cheating on him. It was embarrassing and heartbreaking at the same time – and his live tweets about the moment would soon go viral.

cheating wife caught by Grab driver

According to Jobim Javier, he was riding a Grab car when the driver’s phone rang. Since it was connected to the car stereo’s Bluetooth, he could also hear the voice at the other end of the line.

cheating wife caught by Grab driver

At first, it seemed like the driver’s voice just couldn’t reach the other end but after a few repeated “hellos”, Javier and the driver quickly realized the call wasn’t intended for him and must have been dialed accidentally.

At the other end of the line was the driver’s wife, affectionately called “lablab ko” (my love) on his address book – but she wasn’t talking to him at all. It was apparent that she was cavorting with some guy and they were doing something definitely not appropriate.

cheating wife caught by Grab driver

The driver was certainly embarrassed to have his passenger his hear this but he just couldn’t also let the matter pass. Since Javier had heard the woman’s cheating act, anyway, the driver didn’t seem to mind now that he was there when he called the woman’s phone back.

cheating wife caught by Grab driver

But just like any person cheating on their loved one, she was quick to deny the matter and said that she had just gone out to buy Junior some milk. Uhm.

cheating wife caught by Grab driver

When the driver pointed out that he heard her, she quickly made up the perfect excuse: she was also buying diapers.

cheating wife caught by Grab driver

But what about the ‘daddy’ thing? Well, she said she was talking to her dad!

cheating wife caught by Grab driver

cheating wife Grab driver

But the driver was smart – and he probably suspected or knew all along that his wife was cheating on him. His retort had Javier clapping silently as he heard the wife begging for her husband to come home so they can talk about it.

cheating wife caught by Grab driver
cheating wife caught by Grab driver

Frustrated but not wanting to show it to his wife, the Grab driver hung up the phone.

cheating wife caught by Grab driver

Then, he turned to Javier and sighed about his sad love story.

cheating wife caught by Grab driver

cheating wife caught by Grab driver

It was heartbreaking.

cheating wife caught by Grab driver

cheating wife caught by Grab driver

We hope Manong Grab can get over this situation and that his wife would change her ways and stay loyal with him from now on…

— Danielle Ramos, The Summit Express



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