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Cavs Forward Kevin Love Name East Player of the Week

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For the period of November 21 to 27, Eastern Conference Player of the Week was awarded to Cleveland Cavaliers forward not LeBron James nor Kyrie Irving but its Kevin Love.

Love was named as the East Player of the Week, His very first in a Cavs uniform while his third total while still playing with the Minnesota Timberwolves. While, Kevin Durant of Golden State Warriors was named the West Player of the Week.

Kevin Love, found his stroke outside the 3 point area for the last 3 games where he led the Cavaliers to win all three of their last game to improve their standing to 13 wins and 2 loss. Love averages this week at 30.7 points to go with 9.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.3 steals.

On November 3, Kevin Love posted a season high 40 points and hit 8 out of 12 three point shot the best performance as far by Love as part of the cavaliers.

Love 34 points against Portland made an NBA history to be the first player to score the highest point in the 1st quarter, but only second to Klay Thompson for the most points in a single quarter of 37 points.

On November 5 against Dallas Mavericks, Love scores 27 points while hitting 7 out 0f 9 three point shots.

On November 27 against Philadelphia, Love scores 25 points, 11 rebounds.

The last three games of Kevin Love show that the man we know from Minnesota Timberwolves is finally showing in Cleveland? Is Love for real? If yes, then the cavaliers are tough to beat whether their opponent is from West, where they say the best team are there including the GSW.

If Love, continue to play well, he might have the chance to be voted by fans in the upcoming All-Star Game, where he might join fellow teammates LeBron James and Kyrie Irving representing the East.

How to Report Corrupt Official’s/Employee’s under DOTr Zero Corruption

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Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) launches a website called Zero Corruption where the public or local citizen can report or complaint corrupt officials or employee’s that works in the department itself and it covers also some government agencies that falls under the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC).

According to the law of DOTr “Zero Corruption” Government agencies directly attached under DOTr covers Government officials and employees working in airport, seaport, rail station and even those working in Land Transportation Office (LTO), Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and toll ways.

Complainants must submit evidence such as photos, videos and documents while their personal information will be kept secret. The DOTr starts the investigation of all the information given by the complainants and it will take 5 to 10 days. All complaints or reports must be reviewed accordingly.

The public is also warned to be vigilant of some alleged government officials asking money? If this case happens report immediately on the DOTr “Zero Corruption”.

Many government agencies in the past like LTO and LTRFB are linked to corruption due to the involvement of some of their official/employees having an illegal transaction with their fixers.

In fact, according to reports, about 20 employees, including some regional directors of LTO has already been relieved, 1 is suspended by the Ombudsman and 16 employees are under investigation all due to involvement in corruption while Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has suspended, terminated and resigned 41 employees due to involvement in corruption while 9 employees are still under investigation.

The report of corruption is expected to rise where the public can now report their sentiments and experience on some government agencies that taking advantage of their position to gain money in illegal ways.

All complainants must fill up a form located in the DOTr “Zero Corruption” Portal. Simply click the link to proceed on their website.

CAV’s Kevin Love posted 2nd Best Scoring in a Quarter! LBJ posted Triple Double

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Cavaliers forward Kevin Love found his stroke during the 1st quarter of their game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Love posted 34 points, Cav’s best in franchise history, NBA highest points scored in the 1st quarter and the second best scoring in a single quarter behind Klay Thompson of Golden State Warriors who posted 37 points in the 3rd quarter against Sacramento Kings.

Love, connected 8 three point shots in the 1st quarter, 3 field goals inside the paint and 4 out of 4 in Free throws. He did not score in the 2nd quarter but still manage to lead all scorer in the 1st half with 34 points. Love finished the game with a season high and career best in Cavaliers uniform with 40 points and 8 rebounds.

Aside from Kevin Love monster performance, teammate LeBron James also shows an impressive game as he posted his 44th Triple double of his career with 31 points 10 rebounds and 13 assist. It was his second triple double of this season. James also posted 12 assist at the end of the first half the most assist made by a single player in Cavs history. Kyrie Irving, also scores 20 points and 6 assist.

Cavaliers big three scores 91 points in a 137 – 125 win against Portland.

Meanwhile, Cavaliers also made history as the most three point shot made in the 1st half with 16 made three point shots and a total of 21 made three point shots in entire game the most made three point shot in Cav's regular season game.

The Cav's improve their standing in the Eastern Conference ranking 1st place with 11 wins and 2 loss. Slightly ahead from the 2nd place Atlanta Hawks with 10 wins and 5 loss.

Ronnie Dayan “Self-Confessed Lover” of Sen. de Lima Arrested in La Union

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Ronnie Dayan is a former driver/bodyguard and self-confessed ex-lover of Senator de Lima was finally arrested by the La Union Police at 11.30 am in Sitio Turod, Bgy. San Felipe, San Juan, La Union yesterday.

At the same day Dayan, was immediately brought to Camp Crame from La Union and then quickly presented by PNP Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa in media for press briefing.

At around 5:45 pm, Dayan was presented in media with no handcuffs and wearing a white t-shirt with bullet proof vest, fatigue short pants and slippers in the lobby of the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame.

During the media interview, Dayan is very cautious of answering the media’s question. Most often the PNP Chief dela Rosa is the one who answering all their questions and telling the media that all their question will be answered tomorrow when Dayan finally presented in the House of Representative for the continues investigation of illegal drug trade in New Bilibid Prison where Dayan was accused of being the alleged bagman of collecting drug money of then Justice secretary de Lima.

But when ask about his real relationship with Sen. de Lima, he immediately answered that they become lovers for seven years that lasted in 2014. While Sen. de Lima earlier admitted their relationships several days before in media.

After Dayan’s arrested, he confess that no one hid him? No one help him? He also mention that he became ill after having arthritis because of eating vegetables everyday.

Dayan, also clarify how and when he was arrested by La Union Police, he said that he was arrested after several hours of hiding in the mountain and finally caught by the police in a farm where he decided to stop running and awaits the police to captured him.

It Takes Two : Find out which smartphone has the best dual lens camera feature!

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When was the last time you ever saw someone holding up a mobile phone with a VGA camera to take photos? Nowadays, it is unusual to even see someone owning that kind of mobile phone. When you walk down the streets, you would mostly see people holding smartphones. These smartphones have cameras that can capture megapixels. The higher, the better and more accurate in terms of image resolution.

The camera game has definitely changed. Smartphone brands are constantly upgrading their cameras to challenge professional cameras in the best way that they can. However, to be able to know who the reigning king of smartphone photography is, there is a need to directly compare the capabilities of various smartphone cameras.

Seven participants, comprised of Instagram influencers and photography enthusiasts, have been invited to test out smartphone photography. In respective order, Samsung, Apple and Huawei came out as the top 3 with the most smartphones sold globally during Q2 of 2016. As such, for the challenge, the selected smartphones to be used were the Samsung S7, Apple iPhone 7 Plus and Huawei P9.

Battle of the Smartphone Photography
iPhone 7 Plus
Huawei P9
Samsung Galaxy S7
Dual 12 MP, (28mm, f/1.8, OIS & 56mm, f/2.8)
Dual 12 MP, f/2.2, 27 mm with Leica optics
12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm with Dual Pixel Technology
Phase Detection
Laser Autofocus + Phase Detection
Phase Detection with Dual Pixel Technology
Quad LED Flash
Dual LED Tone Flash
Dual LED flash
Optical Image Stabilization
Special Technology
Two Cameras that works independently
Two cameras for RGB and B&W co-engineered with Leica
One of the few smartphone with f/1.7 aperture
Basic Only

The Rules of the Challenge
On the battle, each participant was instructed to shoot different subjects using the iPhone 7, Huawei P9 and Samsung Galaxy S7 in same angles. This method is mostly used to easily compare shots, but we’ve also added more context as they need to shoot in 4 different kinds of categories, vivid, bokeh/depth of field, low light and monochrome/black and white.

The iPhone 7 Plus trumps Samsung Galaxy S7 and Huawei P9 in the lowlight category with 6 voting it to be the best in that segment. It further proves what the brand claims as a mastery to taking photos even at the most unexpected moments.

However, Huawei P9 takes the lead for most of the categories namely the bokeh feature, monochrome and vivid portions with 7, 5 and 4 respondents respectively voting for the brand to have the best in these specifications.

In a similar phone blind test that Vox Pop did, this time with 50 respondents, the results are almost the same. The Samsung Galaxy S7 lags behind the two other brands in all categories, getting only 12%-18% of the respondents’ nod. The iPhone 7 Plus ranks in second, getting 30% of the votes for the bokeh category and 34% for the monochrome selection.

Unsurprisingly, the Huawei P9 got the most votes for Bokeh with 29 respondents agreeing it has the best feature in that category. It finished a close second to the iPhone 7 Plus in the Monochrome and Vivid categories, gathering 24 and 22 total votes, respectively. Overall, the participants seem to favor Samsung Galaxy S7 the least and Huawei P9 the most when it comes to three key features: bokeh, monochrome and vivid.

The Result of the Challenge

As this was a blind test for all the respondents, both surveys swing in the same results with the Samsung Galaxy S7 as the least favorite for all of the features suggested. Meanwhile, the iPhone 7 Plus gets applauded for its excellent lowlight capacity.

As for the rest of the features tested – bokeh, monochrome and vivid – Huawei P9 proves to be the best and it can be said that the brand’s partnership with Leica has turned out to be the most wonderful decision it has made to date.

Do you agree with the result? What’s your choice and what would you say works best for you? Find out here

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Former Pres. Marcos, Finally Laid His Rest at Heroes Cemetery (LNMB)

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Philippines – On Friday, November 18, 2016 a surprise burial of the late former President of the Philippines, Ferdinand E. Marcos was taken at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

After four decades of waiting and five former presidents that keep declining the burial of the late president at LBNMB, finally the long wait is over as the family and supporters of the late president finally granted his last will of been buried at the Heroes Cemetery.

The burial of the former Pres. Marcos was unexpected, it surprised the Philippine nation even both pro and anti-Marcos.

The controversial burial of the late president has always been in debate for so many years, according to law which President Duterte insist that Marcos has the right to be buried at LNMB because he is a former president and at the same time a soldier who fought the Japanese during World War ll.

On November 8, 2016, the highest court of the country, the Supreme Court finally made up their decision that favors the late Marcos of allowing him to be buried at LNMB.

The decision of the court receives different opinions, especially on the side of Anti-Marcos, they criticize decision as it reverses the Philippine History during the age of Martial Law where many human rights was violated.

Even if the sudden burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at Heroes Cemetery (LNMB) yesterday, one legislator will file a motion to exhume the corpse of the former dictator because the decision of the Supreme Court is not final and executory.

While according SC spokesman Theodore Te, although there is a 15-day period following the issuance of the SC decision for a motion for reconsideration to be filed, this does not prevent the Marcos family from pursuing the burial at heroes' cemetery.

The burial of former Pres. Marcos, show different reactions from social media some favors “saying it’s time to move on”, while people who against it says even in his burial Marcos was a thief?

What can you say about the surprised burial of the former President Marcos?

Robin Padilla Gets Back His Full Restoration of Political and Civil Rights

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Movie and TV personality action star Robin Padilla was invited in Malacañang Palace last Tuesday November 15, 2016 to have a dinner meeting with the Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

But the supposed dinner meeting surprised the actor after President Duterte hands over the papers that grants Robin Padilla's absolute pardon.

Why Robin Padilla is receiving “Absolute Pardon”?

On 1994, at the time of Padilla’s popularity as one of the biggest action star in movie industry, he was arrested after being caught for having illegal possession of fire arms. In 1995 he began his serving at the New Bilibid Prison, where he was sentence up to 21 years of prison. In 1998 he was pardoned and released by then Pres. Fidel V. Ramos but granted only with conditional pardon.

Since then Padilla, has no right to vote, travel outside the country and removing all his political rights and civil rights. Since that he cannot travel outside the country in fact, his wife Mariel Rodrigues gave birth in the US and the actor left behind in the Philippines preventing to leave the country according to the conditional pardon given to him.

But this time, Pres. Duterte, revise the conditional pardon to absolute pardon giving Padilla all the rights of a free man.

Padilla, was included among of the names recommended by the Board of Pardons and Parole for executive clemency just this August.

Pres. Duterte on Padilla’s case

The president think that the crime committed by Robin Padilla doesn’t hurt anyone and this is the time to give back his rights to vote, travel, apply for a new gun license that gives back all his political and civil rights.

Meanwhile, the president is also open on granting absolute pardon for all prisoner that already serve 40 years but not younger than 80 years old.

What Does the PNP Chief “Bato” dela Rosa Violates from Coming to US with Pacquiao?

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Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa is facing another big problem aside from resolving the drug trafficking and drug trading in the country. He is facing controversy after attending the boxing match of senator Manny Pacquiao vs Jessie Vargas for the WBC Welterweight Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, which later won by Manny Pacquiao in a unanimous decision.

The PNP Chief admitted during an interview with the media upon their arrival along with Manny Pacquiao in the country that senator Pacquiao took care of his and his family's airfare, accommodations, and even allowances that he accepted because “All I know is it's free so I grabbed the opportunity". said directly on the media.

But his comment about accepting free trips coming from senator Pacquiao resulted in an investigation made by The Office of the Ombudsman. The Ombudsman chairman Conchita Carpio-Morales criticize the legality of PNP Chief actions by accepting free expenses to Las Vegas.

According to law, Presidential Decree No. 46 and Republic Act 6713, or the code of conduct for public officials. Public officials like PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa cannot or prohibited from accepting gifts, gratuity, favor, entertainment, loan or anything of monetary value so that it can prevent the possibility of corruption and graft among public officials.

Meanwhile, senator Pacquiao admitted that this is not the first time that he give free trip to a government official’s either as a senator or congressman? He has been doing this even before he was not yet elected as congressman.

But decided not to mention their names? That might implicate more to the Office of the Ombudsman?

UFC 205: Conor McGregor First UFC Fighter in History to Hold Two Title Belt Simultaneously

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A jam pack Madison Square Garden witness a UFC History after the challenger Conor McGregor knockout the defending UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in round 2 of the main event of UFC 205. McGregor, became the first UFC fighter in history to hold two UFC title belt in different weight categories.

Conor McGregor, the fighting pride of Dublin, Ireland is the crowd favorite of UFC 205 main event of the evening. McGregor who is currently the UFC Featherweight Champion entered the octagon with superior confident as a challenger against the defending and Undisputed UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez of USA.

On Round 1 of the fight McGregor dominated the much older Alvarez, giving the challenger a sharp and accurate devastating left punch that brought down the champion 3 times in the canvas but successfully survive the first round assault of challenger McGregor.

On Round 2, McGregor shows some arrogance during the early seconds of round 2, he put his both hands at the back of his butt while taunting the champion luckily it did not caused him on that action. In desperation Alvarez try to wrestle McGregor but the challenger successfully defended himself. Later on four straight accurate left and right punch landed on the face of the champion Alvarez that put him down in the canvass and eventually caused him the fight when referee John McCartney stop the fight after seeing him in bad condition of the fight.

In a TKO win a new undisputed UFC Lightweight Champion was crown, Conor McGregor the first UFC fighter to hold two title belt simultaneously with different weight categories. What a history has made and to the man that perhaps the most famous UFC fighter of all time.

Is Mayor Espinosa’s Death Pre-meditated?

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Philippines – The senate start the investigation of the controversial killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. and co in-mate Raul Yap in Baybay City Sub Provincial Jail.

Mayor Espinosa together with co in-mate Yap was reported shot dead inside their prison cell after a search warrant took place Saturday morning of November 5, 2016 conducted by the operatives of the PNP's Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Region 8.

The killing of Mayor Espinosa lead to many confusion’s especially in resolving the drug relation problem in the country? With his death his knowledge with drug trading and some known personnel involving in drugs might be not exposed?

There are many question why the late Mayor was killed? Who wants to silent him? Is the killing was plan? Did the CIDG did not coordinate with the Baybay City Sub Provincial Jail Or did the late Mayor has really had a gun inside his cell and confronted the CIDG when the search warrant was applied?

Some Senator’s believe that the killing of Mayor Espinosa was pre-mediated or planned. According to reports CIDG calls for Scene of the Crime Operatives or SOCO before they even enter the Mayors prison cell, senator Lacson and senator Gordon question the CIDG on why calling SOCO early? are they really expecting that someone will die or the Mayor will die that time?

But the CIDG denied the allegation and said that they are not really focusing on what time it was called to SOCO?

The late Mayor Espinosa is among of the politicians name by President Duterte involving in illegal drug trade. In August, the Mayor surrendered to PNP Chief Reynaldo “Bato” De La Rosa saying that he feared for his life against the government's intensified campaign against illegal drugs.

Five Reasons Why? Marcos Burial Allowed By PH Supreme Court

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Philippines – On November 8, 2016 a historic event happen in the country after the most awaited decision of the Philippines highest court finally released a decision that allows former President Ferdinand E. Marcos to be buried at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (LNMB).

Yesterday around 1:00 – 1:30 pm, several rumors or speculations spread that majority of Supreme Court Justices favored the Marcos burial in a 9-5 votes? Despite the decision is scheduled to be release around 2:00 pm. The rumors was later confirmed that allows Marcos Burial at Heroes cemetery.

It is remembered that the Supreme Court issued a “Status Quo” order on Marcos Burial twice already until all issues on the court is properly resolve. There are several petitions filed in stopping the legality of Marcos burial.

According to news, 9 Justices agree to Marcos Burial, 5 Justices did not agree and 1 Justices abstained.

Here are the five main reasons of Supreme Court dismissal of petitions over Marcos burial:

1. There was no grave abuse of discretion on the part of President Rodrigo Duterte in ordering the burial of Marcos at LNMB because it was done in the exercise of his mandate. There is also no law that prohibits the burial of Marcos' remains at the LNMB
2. President Duterte has the power to reserve for public use and for specific public purposes, any of the lands under public domain.
3. Marcos' remains, under regulations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, can be interred at LNMB because he was a former president, commander-in-chief, soldier, medal of valor awardee, and legislator.
4. The Supreme Court disagreed Marcos was "dishonorably discharged," saying the disqualification only pertains to the military
5. Marcos cannot be disqualified from burial at LNMB because he was not convicted of crimes involving moral turpitude.

Pro-Marcos, celebrates the decision of the SC court, after 27 years of waiting finally they beloved president will be laid and buried at LNMB. Marcos family is very thankful to the SC court especially to President Rodrigo Duterte for allowing their beloved former President Marcos to be buried at Heroes Cemetery.

President Marcos died on September 28, 1989 in Hawaii, his remains stay in Hawaii after former and late President Aquino refused to allow Marcos' body to be brought back to the Philippines. Then after 4 years during the term of President Fidel Ramos, Marcos body was allowed to be brought back to the Philippines but denied of a Heroes Burial at LNMB. Since then Marcos remains can be seen in a museum situated in Batac, Ilocos Norte.

With Pacquiao Recent Win, Do We See A Possible Rematch Between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao?

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Eight time division champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao successfully defeated the defending champion Jessie Vargas in a unanimous decision for the WBC Welterweight Championship in a 16,131 spectators at Thomas & Mack Center Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pacquiao was predicted by many sports analyst to win the title fight as early as 6 or 7 rounds in a TKO, but the younger champion Vargas came prepared to disappoint the expectation of many analysts and fans all over the world.

The match went through up to 12 rounds where all three judges scores the match in favored of Pacquiao 118-109, 118-109 115-113. Pacquiao once again crowns as the new WBO Welterweight Champion for the third time of his career.

After the match Stephen A. Smith interviews Pacquiao on who he rather fought on his next fight? Will Terrence Crawford or Floyd Mayweather Jr? Pacquiao answer’s “Whoever the people want me to fight,”!

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is also present on Pacquiao-Vargas fight as one of the spectators watching live. Rumor’s now speculates after a great win by Pacquiao that Mayweather and Pacquiao should have their rematch?

Pacquiao and Mayweather, are considered as the best pound per pound boxer in the world, they are the only boxer left, which might bring back the excitement in boxing arena that never seen before after their first meeting on May 2, 2015.

Currently, Floyd Mayweather Jr, age 40 is a retired boxer with an unbeaten record of 49 wins coming with 26 KO’s and 0 losses. His last fight was last September 12, 2015 against Andre Berto.

Now, that Manny Pacquiao is back at the top of his boxing career and once again a boxing champion, will Floyd Mayweather come out of retirement and perhaps pursue Pacquiao for another boxing fight for the last time?

What do you think guys? Will there be a rematch between these two boxing icons?

LBJ Age 31, Already In the Top 10 NBA “All Time Scoring List”

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Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James surpass former Houston Rockets and Hall of Famer Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon in NBA All Time Scoring List on November 5, 2016.

Hakeem Olajuwan, is a 1 time MVP, 2 time Finals MVP, 2 time NBA Champions and a former N0.1 pick in the 1984 NBA Draft, the same year where Michael Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls. He was currently at the Top 10 All-time scoring list before the game of Philadelphia sixers and LeBron James team Cleveland Cavaliers.

LeBron James age 31 has already (26,945) career points is one point shy of tying and 2 points away of surpassing Hakeem Olajuwon (26,946) career points before the game between the Cavs and Sixers. James had his chance of making it in the top 10 scoring list last game against the Boston Celtics where he scored 30 points but was pull out of the game early in a convincing win against Boston.

As expected in the next game, LeBron James finally surpass Hakeem Olajuwon in the 10 spot with 26,970 career points moving down Olajuwon at 11 spot. James scored 25 points in a win against 7sixers 102 – 101.

The next in line are at N0. 9 spot Elvin Hayes with 27,313 career points, N0. 8 Moses Malone with 27,409 career points and possibly surpassed the most dominate big men in NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal who is in N0.7 with 28,596 career points if LBJ continues to average 20-25 points per games by the end of this season?

Hakeem Olajuwan is the first non-active player in the top 10 list to surpass by LeBron James this season while Dirk Nowitzki is the only active player in the list that LeBron also chasing which is currently at N0.6 with 29,527 career points.

Meanwhile, Cleveland Cavaliers wins against the Sixer marks the best start in franchise history. The Cavs is the only unbeaten team in the 2016-2017 NBA Season with 6-0.

Huawei Battles with Samsung in Patent Infringement Wars

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Competition within the mobile industry is definitely intense. As such, smartphone brands have patents over their designs and whoever uses those patents without permission will legal complaints. For one, the world’s No.1 and No.3 smartphone makers, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd with 22.3% market share and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd with 8.9% market share, went against each other for a patent showdown. 

In May 2016, Samsung encountered their first major legal challenge from their Chinese competitor, Huawei. Huawei sued Samsung for infringing 11 of its patents on operating systems, user interface software and 4G cellular-communication technology. Huawei sued its South Korean rival in California and Shenzhen, which are the largest markets of smartphones for Samsung. In the lawsuit, Huawei stated that “Samsung and its affiliates have earned billions of dollars by selling products that use Huawei’s technology.”

Ding Jianxing, Huawei’s president of intellectual property rights, said, “Thus far, we have signed cross-licensing agreements with dozens of our competitors. We hope Samsung will respect Huawei’s R&D investment and patents, stop infringing our patents and get the necessary license from Huawei, and work together with Huawei to jointly drive the industry forward.”

Following July 2016, Samsung filed a countersuit against Huawei for infringing 6 of their patents and claiming 161 million yuan ($24.14 million) in damages. Furthermore, they asked to stop production and sales of some products. Samsung mentioned in a statement, “Despite our best efforts to resolve this matter amicably, it has regrettably become necessary to take legal action in order to defend our intellectual property.” To which Huawei’s spokesperson responded that they haven’t received a formal complaint regarding the matter. However, “we will review any documentation and defend ourselves as appropriate when we do.”

As a result, more tech companies are investing more in research and development of their other offerings that cater to enterprises and other consumer groups. For instance, Huawei is investing more than $9B in R&D in its consumer unit alone, even outdoing Apple by more than a billion every year. With the increasing cautionary practices for patent infringement in the industry, Huawei and more brands are keeping a closer eye on developing more innovative solutions and technologies outside the consumer group to get the leg up in intellectual property claims.

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Cigarette Packs with No Graphic Hazard Warning Signs Are Now Strictly Prohibited by Law

Philippines - Graphic hazard warning signs for cigarette pack is already a law but not yet strictly prohibited by the government, but starting today November 4, 2016 Friday cigarette packs without graphic warnings are not allowed to sell anymore or else it will be confiscated by government officials if seen selling in the market.

Base on report the supermarket association and members has been reminded that all cigarette packs without graphic signs are allowed to sell their cigarette products till yesterday, since the said deadline is already over all cigarette packs with no graphic signs must be remove in the market, hide it the market or return the said product to their supplier to avoid penalties.

In case that members of supermarket association return the cigarette packs to their supplier, the possible solution for all cigarette packs that still in good condition is, the manufacturer or supplier must repack it to be able to use it again and put the cigarette packs with propel label of graphic hazard warning sign as ask by the law.

Small retailer who bought cigarette packs in big supermarket must return the said product to their supplier along with their receipt while the manufacturer will handle the rest on what to do on the cigarette packs with no graphic signs.

On the said law, graphic warning signs must be printed 50% on the front and back of the cigarette packs and should be locate d at the lower portions.


For manufacturer, importer and distributors:

First offense:  a fine of not more than Five hundred thousand pesos (P500,000.00)
Second offense:  a fine of not more than One million pesos (P1,000,000.00)
Third offense:  a fine of not more than Two million pesos (P2,000,000.00) or imprisonment of not more than five (5) years.

For retailers and sellers:

First offense:  a fine of not more than Ten thousand pesos (P10,000.00)
Second offense:  a fine of not more than Fifty thousand pesos (P50,000.00)
Third offense:  a fine of not more than One hundred thousand pesos (P100,000.00) or imprisonment of not more than one (1) year.

NBA: Ray Allen Officially Announce His Retirement in Professional Basketball

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On November 1, 2016, former NBA superstar and one of the most accurate 3 point shooter of all time Ray Allen finally announced his retirement in NBA professional basketball.

He wrote a letter on The Player’s Tribune, where he address his younger version of 13 year old Ray Allen.

The 41 year old Ray Allen has been reported of mulling a comeback in this year 2016-2017 NBA Season after deciding to take a timeout in basketball after a heartbreaking loss in the 2014-2015 NBA Finals against San Antonio Spurs where he last play with the Miami Heat.

Rumors circulates that Allen wants to reunite with his former team Milwaukee Bucks where he start his NBA career and Boston Celtics where he had his very first NBA Championship. Other teams also shows interest of having Allen, Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are part of those team who want the service of Ray Allen.

A known friend and former teammates LeBron James in Miami Heat invited Allen of joining him in Cleveland Cavaliers but rumors ended when the 2016 -2017 NBA Season Start. With several games has already played the rumors of Allen coming back in the professional basketball finally ended yesterday.

Ray Allen legacy will always be remember as one of the greatest shooters in NBA, currently he hold the most 3 points shot made in NBA History with 2,973 followed by another hall of famer Reggie Miller with 2560 while the so called greatest shooter of today 2 time MVP and GSW point guard Stephen Curry has 1,605 and currently rank at #19 of all time.

Allen is also a two time NBA Champion with Boston Celtics in 2008 and Miami Heat in 2013. He played four teams in his entire NBA career Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle Supersonics, Boston Celtics and lastly Miami Heat