Despite their commendable performance in the International Dragon Boat World Championships earlier this month, the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation will not represent the country in the upcoming Southeast Asian Games this November, reports Manila Bulletin. The Philippine Canoe Kayak Federation is slated to compete instead.
According to the Manila Bulletin report, the reason for the decision was the failure to reconcile the differences among the PDBF, sports commissions, and the PCKF. Recent reports showed that sports commissions will not recognize the dragon boat members as a national athletes unless they join the canoe-kayak group. Some sports officials, meanwhile, have blamed PDBF president Marcia Cristobal, who failed to attend a meeting about the SEA Games. Cristobal reasoned that the last-minute meeting clashed with a previous commitment.
CUPERTINO, California—August 24, 2011—Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately.
"Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company," said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple’s Board. "Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration."
“For an eleven and half billion worth of property, you are realizing P1.6 million annually. Don’t you see the disproportion? I repeat, you have an asset Mr. Secretary worth P11.5 billion, you have a revenue of P1.6 million,” he told Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, who was defending the budget of his department.
“What I am pointing to is maybe you can sit down…and see how you can utilize this asset worth P11.5 billion,” he said.
“Do you need a golf course for the well-being of our sick soldier or wounded soldiers? I don’t think so,” the senator added.