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MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to carefully scrutinize the proposed 2020 national budget once it is sent to him for signature by the Senate and House of Representatives. President Rodrigo Duterte. PCOO “The public is assured that the President will carefully scrutinize whatever appropriations bill that will be transmitted to his office by Congress to ensure that the same would be in accordance with the imperatives of the Constitution and responsive to the needs of the Filipino people before it becomes a law,” he added. The Senate, in a 22-0 voting on Wednesday, has approved the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget, paving the way for a bicameral conference composed of senators and congressmen who will reconcile the disagreeing provisions in the budget bill. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Malacañang hopes that the bicameral conference committee would be able to reconcile the conflicting provisions “without prolonged partisan discussion and undue delay.” Early this year, the government was forced to operate on a reenacted budget after Congress failed to pass this year’s budget before 2018 ended following lawmakers’ squabble over alleged insertions. “The Office of the President welcomes this development given that this budget per the Department of Budget and Management, aims to fund programs and projects that will help accelerate investments in public infrastructure, improve anti-poverty measures, and intensify employment generation,” Panelo said. The P3.662-trillion national budget was only signed by President Duterte in April even as he vetoed P95.3 billion worth of items under the Department of Public Works and Highways that were outside the government’s programmed priorities./PN
Mr. John Osborn Archer, age 81, of Moorefield, Indiana, entered this life on April 27, 1937, in Switzerland County, Indiana, the loving son of the late, John Kendric and Elberta Mae (Osborn) Archer. He was raised in Moorefield, Indiana and attended the St. Mary’s School in Moorefield where John and Mary currently reside. He was a 1955 graduate of the Vevay High School where he participated in the drama club, choir, basketball, cross country and baseball and was a member of the 1955 sectional championship team. John was united in marriage on June 29, 1956, at the Caledonia United Presbyterian Church in Caledonia, Indiana, to Mary Leo Lewis and to this union arrived three sons, John Michael, Mark Curtis and Alan Jay to bless their home. John and Mary shared nearly 62 loving years of marriage together until his death. John and Mary with the help of Julian and Louise Hartman began “The 129ers” 4-H Club, which was an all boys club in the Moorefield and Pleasant area. He was employed for the company that built Kocolene Stations in Greensburg, Indiana, US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for several years and for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, Indiana, for two years. John enjoyed farming the dairy farm with his father. They raised tobacco and corn and later drove for the amish. John worked for Jam Construction with his son, Mike for several years. John served on the Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors for two terms, coordinated the Switzerland County Horse Pull for its duration and served as the Director of the Blue Ribbon Championship Horse Pull at the Indiana State Fair for more than 40 years. John also assisted with maintenance and lawn care at the Switzerland County 4-H Fairgrounds for many years. John was awarded Mr. Switzerland County 4-H in 2015. John supported the grandchildren as 10 year 4-Hers and watched the first of 12-great-grandchildren compete. The Archer Farm which was established by John’s grandfather and has been in the family for six generations was recently awarded the Hoosier Homestead Award. John was a District FFA Officer and was a member of the Switzerland County Saddle Club, Indiana Horse Pullers Association, Southern Draft Horse Association, FHA Board of Directors and the Caledonia United Presbyterian Church. John enjoyed judging at the Indiana State Fair for the horse pull. John also enjoyed a good card game, spending time with his grandkids and his family, camping and visiting neighboring states for a horse pull. John passed away at 6:20 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.John will be deeply missed by his wife, Mary Leo (Lewis) Archer of Moorefield, IN; his sons, John Michael Archer and his wife: Deb of Moorefield, IN, Mark Curtis Archer of Moorefield, IN and Alan Jay Archer and his companion: Carlyn Wilburn of Moorefield, IN; his grandchildren, Josh Archer and his wife: Kendra, Adam Archer and his wife: Carly, Kodi McAlister and her husband: Dan, Jessica Whitham and her husband: Chris, Trisha Archer and Kaleesa Archer; his great-grandchildren, Halle Archer, Braydon Archer, Lainie McAlister, Zoe Whitham, Hudson Archer, Bryson Archer, Adalyn Archer, Poppy Archer, Landen McAlister, Lynleigh McAlister, Beckham Archer, Jett Archer and Asher Whitham; his sister, Gayla Smith of Piqua, OH; his brother, Kenneth Ray Archer and his wife: Di of Bedford, IN and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, John Kendric Archer, died April 24, 1982 and Elberta Mae (Osborn) Archer, died June 6, 1999; his grandson, Derek Alan Archer, died July 19, 2017; his niece, Deb Gebeaur; his great-niece, Robyn Gebeaur and his brother-in-law, Harold Smith.Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 7, 2018, at 10:00 am, by Pastor KC Banta at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Caledonia Cemetery, Moorefield, Indiana. Friends may call 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Caledonia Cemetery Fund, Switzerland County FFA or Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.
— The defense set the tone and dominated practice once again Tuesday morning.Particularly notable was the rise of senior safety and returning starter T.J. McDonald, who has provided an increased level of vocal leadership.“T.J. is taking it to the next level right now,” said USC coach Lane Kiffin.The defensive domination included interceptions by redshirt sophomore linebacker Will Andrew and redshirt freshman linebacker Hayes Pullard.“Will Andrew has had an interception every day so far,” Kiffin said. “And we have a long way to go, but eventually I would love to rotate more defensive players in throughout games.”With McDonald and sophomore cornerback Nickell Robey entrenched as returning starters, competition for the other spots has heated up.“[Junior safety] Jawanza Starling has come out with a lot of focus,” Kiffin said. “He took a demotion last year and is looking good now.”Last year, a lack of depth on both sides of the ball kept the Trojans out of tackling drills during the fall, resulting in missed tackles during games.Now, the team is learning from its mistakes.“We’re translating from the film room to the field very well,” McDonald said. “Coach is putting us in great positions and we’re executing.” The offensive line has only two returning starters, junior tackle Matt Kalil and junior guard Khaled Holmes.Guard Butch Lewis and center Kristofer O’Dowd have graduated and tackle Tyron Smith has entered the NFL draft.This season, Holmes will move to center to provide a veteran anchor for an otherwise young unit.“It’s tough replacing such an experienced group up front,” Holmes said. “But I’m working as hard as possible and I feel like I’m starting to come along.” Redshirt freshman tailback D.J. Morgan practiced Tuesday morning, returning from a tweaked knee that kept him out of last week’s practice.“I need to get my knee ready from a mental standpoint,” Morgan said. “Learning the plays will help me mentally overall. And my knee feels good; not 100 percent, but I’m hoping to really start planting on it soon.”With senior tailback Marc Tyler out of practice with a hamstring injury, Morgan, sophomore Dillon Baxter and junior Curtis McNeal received the bulk of the repetitions at tailback.“We had a good day from McNeal today, especially on special teams,” Kiffin said. “And D.J. Morgan has had good flashes.” —
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Amid their busy schedules, celebrities like Jake Cuenca and Gerald Anderson has never stopped training for triathlon events like the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines.More than anything, what keeps this actors going is their goal to keep a healthy lifestyle.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Jake Cuenca and Gerald Anderson tell the press on what they get from joining triathlon races. pic.twitter.com/uP4DLLTFAN— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) August 5, 2017 This will be Cuenca and Anderson’s second relay event, the first in Cebu, after they joined the Subic Bay staging last March.Both are part of Derosa-Corsa teams in the all-male relay events, where they are designated to do the 90-kilometer bike course for their respective squads. as they are set to traverse from Mactan Newtown, the Marcelo Fernan Bridge, through the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC), Plaza Independencia, the Cebu South Coastal Road Tunnel, to the turnaround at kilometer 29 in Talisay City before heading back to CICC.While they are going out there to have some fun and put their hard work to the test, Cuenca, Anderson and all the other celebrities in the race are also in it to win it.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.net“We’re taking about an event that we really want to win. We really want to show up here and perform,” said Cuenca.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube With family waiting at the finish line, Tara Borlain cruises to last IronKids win Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We already felt the pressure when we came into the hotel because there are a lot who joined, so we’re really going to enjoy this because this is such a big event,” added Anderson.Other celebrities participating in the Ironman 70.3 race are Matteo Guidicelli, Paul Jake Castillo, Bubbles Paraiso, Dyan Castillejo and Kim Atienza.Piolo Pascual (bike), Enchong Dee (swim), Gretchen Fullido (swim), and Kim Chiu (run) will also hit the roads for the relay events.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We’ve been doing this for a year and a half and we’ve been getting good results,” said Cuenca on Saturday ahead of the race here. “We try to work around our schedule. But then, in between tapings, we do trainings. So it’s really a sacrifice.”“It changes lives because the dedication and sacrifices that you have to make just to train for the sport, it really changes you in a good way,” said Anderson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend