2015 in the Philippines
2015 in the Philippines details the important and significant events of note that happened in the Philippines in the year 2015. International events that are connected, or concerned with the Philippines are included in this article, the year has been designated by the Department of Tourism as Visit the Philippines Year. President, Benigno S. Aquino III Vice President, Jejomar C, Binay, Sr. Congress, Senate President, Franklin M. Drilon House Speaker, Feliciano R. Belmonte, Jr. Sereno January 2 – Justice Secretary Leila de Lima confirmed that a girl was a victim of attempted rape inside the New Bilibid Prison on New Years Day. The incident was the latest scandal the prison facility had faced since the raids last December 2014, January 8 – An inmate died and 19 were hurt after a grenade exploded in the maximum security compound of the NBP. This lead Bureau of Corrections order a lockdown of 14,500 prisoners in the compound on January 9, gang leaders were isolated from the rest of the prisoners. January 9 – The Supreme Court has declared its decision on the unconstitutionality of the Priority Development Assistance Fund, popularly termed as the pork barrel funds and executory.
In addition to her imprisonment, she was ordered to pay a fine of 100 thousand pesos and was barred from holding any public office. January 14 – A bomb destroys a tower in Pagalungan leaving much of the provinces of Maguindanao. January 15–19 – Pope Francis visited the country for a five-day state, the pope visited the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte which were affected by the said typhoon last November 2013. This was the first papal visit the Philippines received in the 21st century, January 21 – The Supreme Court en banc dismissed several petitions regarding the disqualification of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada,11 justices voted against the disqualification, while 3 voted for it. January 23 – An explosion occurred near the bus terminal in Barangay Guiwan, the Abu Sayyaf Group were tagged behind the explosion after the failed jailbreak attempt of several ASG members in the prison. PNP-SAFs objective is to pursue Zulkifli Abdhir known as Marwan and Basit Usman as part of Oplan Exodus, the deaths of the PNP-SAF officers ignited debate on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law which will be the foundation of a new autonomous entity called Bangsamoro.
3 days later, Binay was arrested and forced to appear in the Senate hearing, the trial began on March 23. January 29 – Despite of the incident in Mamasapano, The Government of the Philippines, February 2 – Former Commission on Elections Chairman Benjamin Abalos was acquitted on the 2007 electoral sabotage case by the Pasay Regional Trial Court. February 3 – The Supreme Court affirms the unconstitutionality of the Disbursement Acceleration Program on its new ruiling, voting 13-0, the SC partially granted the governments Motion for Reconsideration on the DAP. Projects and programs that not covered by the General Approriations Act is valid, February 5 – The Department of Foreign Affairs filed two protest notes questioning China for ramming Filipino fishing boats and the collecting of giant clams over the Scarborough Shoal. February 14 –50 rebel members of the New Peoples Army figured in an attack and shootout inside a police station in Mati
1916 Cumberland vs. Georgia Tech football game
Georgia Tech football game was the most lopsided in the history of college football, with Georgia Tech winning 222–0. The game was played on October 7,1916, between the Georgia Tech Engineers and Cumberland College Bulldogs at Grant Field in Atlanta, Georgia. Cumberland College, a Presbyterian school in Lebanon, had discontinued its program before the season but was not allowed to cancel its game against the Engineers. He insisted on the schools scheduling agreement, which required Cumberland to pay $3,000 to Tech if its football team failed to show, however, if this offer is refused. I shall be forced to demand that your school reimburse the Tech Athletic Dept. in the amount of $3,000 for losses from the projected net gate receipts. George E. Allen therefore put together a team of 12–16 players, most of whom were his fraternity brothers, another reason for Heismans plan to run up the score was the practice among the sportswriters of the time to rank teams based upon how many points they scored.
Cumberland received the kickoff and failed to make a first down. After a punt, the Engineers scored on their first play, Cumberland fumbled on their next play from the line of scrimmage, and a Georgia Tech player returned the fumble for a touchdown. The Bulldogs fumbled again on their play, and it took Georgia Tech two rushes to score its third touchdown. Cumberland lost nine yards on its possession, and Georgia Tech scored a fourth touchdown on another two-play drive. Georgia Tech led 63–0 after the first quarter and 126–0 at halftime, Georgia Tech added 54 more points in the third quarter and 42 in the final period. Georgia Tech scored a total of 32 touchdowns, and Georgia Techs left end James Preas kicked 18 extra points, Cumberlands only effective defense was an extra point blocked with a sort of human pyramid. Several myths have developed around the game, some have written that Cumberland did not have a single play that gained yards, in fact, its longest play was a 10-yard pass. However, neither made a first down that was not a touchdown.
Sportswriter Grantland Rice wrote, Cumberlands greatest individual play of the game occurred when fullback Allen circled right end for a 6-yard loss, at halftime, Heisman reportedly told his players, Youre doing all right, were ahead. But you just cant tell what those Cumberland players have up their sleeves, hit em clean, but hit em hard. However, even Heisman relented, and shortened the quarters in the half to 12 minutes each instead of 15. These statistics are based on the sources listed below and may be incomplete, since World War II, only a handful of schools have topped 100 points in a college football game
Aaron James Judge is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. Judge was the 32nd pick of the first year player draft in 2013 and he is a member of the New York Yankees organization and is largely regarded as one of their top prospects. Before his professional career, Judge played college baseball for the Fresno State Bulldogs of California State University, Judge attended Linden High School, where he was a three-sport star. He was recruited by colleges to play American football, but he preferred baseball and he was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 31st round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft, but opted to attend college. He enrolled at California State University, where he played baseball for the Fresno State Bulldogs baseball team in the Mountain West Conference. Louisville Slugger named him a Freshman All-American and he was the winner of the 2012 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby. In his junior year, Judge led the Bulldogs in home runs, Judge was named All-Mountain West Conference in all three seasons he played for the Bulldogs.
The Yankees drafted Judge in the first round, with the 32nd overall selection, Judge signed with the Yankees, receiving a $1.8 million signing bonus. He tore a quadriceps femoris muscle while participating in a base running drill and he made his professional debut with the Charleston RiverDogs of the Class A South Atlantic League in 2014. He had a.333 batting average.428 on-base percentage.530 slugging percentage, and hit nine home runs with 45 RBIs in 65 games for Charleston. The Yankees promoted him to the Tampa Yankees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League during the season, where he hit.283 with a.411 OBP.442 SLG, eight home runs, the Yankees invited Judge to spring training as a non-roster player in 2015. Judge began the 2015 season with the Trenton Thunder of the Class AA Eastern League. After Judge batted.284 with a.350 OBP and 12 home runs in 63 games for Trenton and he was chosen to represent the Yankees at the 2015 All-Star Futures Game. The Yankees decided not to include Judge in their September call-ups, Judge batted.224 with eight home runs in 61 games for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The Yankees invited Judge to spring training in 2016, and he began the season with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and he had a.270 batting average,19 home runs, and 65 RBIs in 93 games for the RailRiders. Judge made his MLB debut on August 13,2016, starting in right field against the Tampa Bay Rays. In his first at bat, he hit his first major league home run off Matt Andriese and this marked the first time that two teammates had hit home runs in their first career at bats in the same game. Judge hit a run in his second MLB game
Aaron Jon Schock is an American former politician who was United States Representative for Illinoiss 18th congressional district from 2009 until 2015. The district is based in Peoria and includes part of Springfield and he was the first member of the U. S. Congress born in the 1980s, when he took his seat in 2009 he was the youngest member of Congress. Previously, Schock had served two terms in the Illinois House of Representatives, as its youngest member, Schock resigned from Congress in March 2015 amidst a scandal involving Schocks use of public and campaign funds. A subsequent congressional ethics investigation revealed that he used money to fund lavish trips. He was indicted by a grand jury in November 2016 in connection with the scandal. Schock was born in Morris, the youngest of the four children of Janice Marie, a homemaker, and Richard Schock, a family practice physician and former school board member. During his early years, the family lived on a farm site where the children were given the responsibility of tending a three-acre patch of strawberries.
When he was in grade, his family moved to Peoria. In 1995, he was elected to the board of the Illinois Association of Junior High Student Councils. Schock began working during the grade, doing database management as an independent contractor for a bookstore chain. He bought event tickets for a ticket broker, using six phone lines and thirteen credit cards. When he was in the grade, he began doing the accounting work for a gravel pit. Schock started his own Individual Retirement Account at age 14, school district policy did not allow him to graduate early, and the board members refused his requests to change the policy. He began attending classes at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, earning dual credits toward high school and he graduated from high school in 2000. Schock received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University in 2002, during college, he invested in real estate and ran Garage Tek, a garage organizing business. Schock sold his Garage Tek franchise in 2004 before running for state representative, Schock decided to run for the Peoria board of education a few months after graduating from high school because he felt the board needed a more diverse and youthful perspective.
He defeated the incumbent with 57 percent of the vote, at age 19, on July 2,2003, his fellow board members elected him vice president of the board, on a vote of 4–3. On July 2,2004, his board members unanimously elected him school board president, making him, at 23
Adam Smith FRSA was a Scottish economist and author. He was a philosopher, a pioneer of political economy. He is best known for two works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and An Inquiry into the Nature. The latter, usually abbreviated as The Wealth of Nations, is considered his magnum opus and the first modern work of economics. Smith studied social philosophy at the University of Glasgow and at Balliol College, after graduating, he delivered a successful series of public lectures at Edinburgh, leading him to collaborate with David Hume during the Scottish Enlightenment. Smith obtained a professorship at Glasgow teaching moral philosophy, and during this time he wrote, in his life, he took a tutoring position that allowed him to travel throughout Europe, where he met other intellectual leaders of his day. Smith laid the foundations of free market economic theory. The Wealth of Nations was a precursor to the academic discipline of economics. In this and other works, he developed the concept of division of labour, Smith was controversial in his own day and his general approach and writing style were often satirised by Tory writers in the moralising tradition of William Hogarth and Jonathan Swift.
In 2005, The Wealth of Nations was named among the 100 Best Scottish Books of all time, the minor planet 12838 Adamsmith was named in his memory. Smith was born in Kirkcaldy, in the County of Fife and his father, Adam Smith, was a Scottish Writer to the Signet and prosecutor and served as comptroller of the Customs in Kirkcaldy. In 1720 he married Margaret Douglas, daughter of the landed Robert Douglas of Strathendry and his father died two months after he was born, leaving his mother a widow. The date of Smiths baptism into the Church of Scotland at Kirkcaldy was 5 June 1723, and this has often been treated as if it were his date of birth, Smith was close to his mother, who probably encouraged him to pursue his scholarly ambitions. He attended the Burgh School of Kirkcaldy—characterised by Rae as one of the best secondary schools of Scotland at that period—from 1729 to 1737, he learned Latin, history, Smith entered the University of Glasgow when he was fourteen and studied moral philosophy under Francis Hutcheson.
Here, Smith developed his passion for liberty, reason, in 1740 Smith was the graduate scholar presented to undertake postgraduate studies at Balliol College, under the Snell Exhibition. Adam Smith considered the teaching at Glasgow to be far superior to that at Oxford, according to William Robert Scott, The Oxford of time gave little if any help towards what was to be his lifework. Nevertheless, Smith took the opportunity while at Oxford to teach several subjects by reading many books from the shelves of the large Bodleian Library. When Smith was not studying on his own, his time at Oxford was not a happy one, near the end of his time there, Smith began suffering from shaking fits, probably the symptoms of a nervous breakdown
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi, is the sixth and incumbent President of Egypt, in office since 2014. Sisi was born in Cairo and after joining the military, held a post in Saudi Arabia before enrolling in the Egyptian Armys Command and Staff College. In 1992 Sisi trained at the Joint Services Command and Staff College in the United Kingdom, Sisi served as a mechanized infantry commander and as directory of military intelligence. After the Egyptian revolution of 2011 and election of Mohamed Morsi to the Egyptian presidency, as chief-of-staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Sisi launched the 2013 Egyptian coup détat that deposed President Morsi on July 3,2013, in response to earlier mass protests on June 30. Morsi was replaced by a president, Adly Mansour, who appointed a new cabinet. The government cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist supporters in the months that followed, on 14 August 2013, the Sisi-backed government carried out the August 2013 Rabaa massacre, which led to international criticism.
On 26 March 2014, in response to calls from anti Muslim Brotherhood protesters, Sisi resigned from his military career, Sisi was sworn into office as President of Egypt on 8 June 2014. El-Sisi was born in Zagazig in Old Cairo on 19 November 1954, to parents Said Hussein Khalili al-Sisi, Sisi would enroll in the Egyptian Military Academy, and upon graduating he held various command positions in the Egyptian Armed Forces and served as Egypts military attaché in Riyadh. In 1987 he attended the Egyptian Command and Staff College, in 1992 he continued his military career by enrolling in the British Command and Staff College, and in 2006 enrolled in the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Sisi was the youngest member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 and he was chosen to replace Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and serve as the commander-in-chief and Minister of Defence and Military Production on 12 August 2012. Sisis family originated from Monufia Governorate and he is the second of eight siblings.
His father, a conservative but not radical Muslim, had an antiques shop for tourists in the historic bazaar of Khan el-Khalili. He and his siblings studied at the library at al-Azhar University. They were married upon el-Sisis graduation from the Egyptian Military Academy in 1977 and he became Commander of the Northern Military Region-Alexandria in 2008 and Director of Military Intelligence and Reconnaissance. El-Sisi was the youngest member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces of Egypt, while a member of the Supreme Council, he made controversial statements regarding allegations that Egyptian soldiers had subjected detained female demonstrators to forced virginity tests. He was the first member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to admit that the tests had been carried out. On 12 August 2012, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi made a decision to replace Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and he promoted him to the rank of colonel general. Sisi was described by the website of FJP as a Defense minister with revolutionary taste
2008 Mumbai attacks
The attacks, which drew widespread global condemnation, began on Wednesday,26 November and lasted until Saturday,29 November 2008, killing 164 people and wounding at least 308. There was an explosion at Mazagaon, in Mumbais port area, by the early morning of 28 November, all sites except for the Taj Hotel had been secured by Mumbai Police and security forces. Ajmal Kasab disclosed that the attackers were members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, among others, the Government of India said that the attackers came from Pakistan, and their controllers were in Pakistan. On 7 January 2009, Pakistan confirmed the sole surviving perpetrator of the attacks was a Pakistani citizen, on 9 April 2015, the foremost ringleader of the attacks, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, was granted bail against surety bonds of ₨200,000 in Pakistan. There have been many attacks in Mumbai since the 13 coordinated bomb explosions that killed 257 people. The 1993 attacks are believed to have been in retaliation for the Babri Mosque demolition, on 6 December 2002, a blast in a BEST bus near Ghatkopar station killed two people and injured 28.
The bombing occurred on the 10th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya. On 13 March 2003, a day after the 10th anniversary of the 1993 Bombay bombings, on 28 July 2003, a blast in a BEST bus in Ghatkopar killed 4 people and injured 32. On 25 August 2003, two exploded in South Mumbai, one near the Gateway of India and the other at Zaveri Bazaar in Kalbadevi. At least 44 people were killed and 150 injured, on 11 July 2006, seven bombs exploded within 11 minutes on the Suburban Railway in Mumbai, killing 209 people, including 22 foreigners and more than 700 injured. According to the Mumbai Police, the bombings were carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba, a group of men, sometimes stated as 24, at other times 26, received training in marine warfare at a remote camp in mountainous Muzaffarabad. Part of the training was reported to have taken place on the Mangla Dam reservoir, basic Combat, Lashkars basic combat training and methodology course, the Daura Aam. Advanced Training, Selected to undergo advanced training at a camp near Mansehra.
Commando Training, Finally, a smaller group selected for specialised commando tactics training. From the students,10 were handpicked for the Mumbai mission and they received training in swimming and sailing, besides the use of high-end weapons and explosives under the supervision of LeT commanders. They were given blueprints of all the four targets – Taj Palace & Tower, Oberoi Trident, Nariman House, the first events were detailed around 20,00 Indian Standard Time on 26 November, when 10 men in inflatable speedboats came ashore at two locations in Colaba. They reportedly told local Marathi-speaking fishermen who asked them who they were to mind their own business before they split up, the fishermens subsequent report to police received little response and local police were helpless. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was attacked by two gunmen, Ismail Khan and Ajmal Kasab, Kasab was caught alive by the police and identified by eyewitnesses
Aaron Paul Sturtevant, known as Aaron Paul, is an American actor. This made him the actor to win the latter category three times, since its separation into drama and comedy. He has won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television three times, more than any actor in that category. Paul began his career with roles in music videos and guest roles in television series, before taking minor roles in films such as The Last House on the Left and Mission. In 2007, he had a role as Scott Quittman in the HBO series Big Love. Following his breakthrough, he began starring in such as Need for Speed, A Long Way Down. Since 2014, he has been the voice of Todd Chavez on the Netflix animated series BoJack Horseman, Paul was born in Emmett, the son of Darla and Robert Sturtevant, a Baptist minister. He is the youngest of four children and was born a month premature in his parents bathroom and he has English and Scottish ancestry. Paul attended Centennial High School in Boise, graduating in 1998, after graduation, he drove to Los Angeles in his 1982 Toyota Corolla with his mother and $6,000 in savings.
Prior to gaining fame, he appeared on an episode of The Price Is Right on January 3,2000, appearing under his real name, he played and lost Dice Game and overbid by $132 on the Showcase. He worked as a theater usher at Universal Studios in Hollywood. In 1996, Paul went to Los Angeles for the International Modeling and he won runner-up in the competition and signed with a manager. He starred in the videos for the Korn song Thoughtless. He was featured in commercials for Juicy Fruit, Corn Pops. He appeared in the films Whatever It Takes, Help, im a Fish, K-PAX, National Lampoons Van Wilder, Bad Girls From Valley High, Choking Man, Impossible III, and The Last House on the Left. Paul first became known for his role as Scott Quittman on HBOs Big Love, in 2008, he began playing Jesse Pinkman on the AMC series Breaking Bad. Paul starred in the film Smashed, which was one of the selections for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. In October 2012, he was interviewed by ESPN, he spoke about his experience as a Boise State Broncos fan
Maslow was a psychology professor at Alliant International University, Brandeis University, Brooklyn College, New School for Social Research, and Columbia University. He stressed the importance of focusing on the qualities in people. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Maslow as the tenth most cited psychologist of the 20th century, born in 1908 and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Maslow was the oldest of seven children and was classed as mentally unstable by a psychologist. His parents were first generation Jewish immigrants from Russia from Kiev who fled from Czarist persecution in the early 20th century and they had decided to live in New York City and in a multiethnic, working-class neighborhood. His parents were poor and not intellectually focused, but they valued education and it was a tough time for Maslow, as he experienced anti-Semitism from his teachers and from other children around the neighborhood. He had various encounters with anti-Semitic gangs who would chase and throw rocks at him, the tension outside his home was felt within it, he rarely got along with his mother, and eventually developed a strong revulsion to her.
He grew up with few friends other than his cousin Will, grew up in libraries and among books. It was here that he developed his love for reading and learning and he went to Boys High School, one of the top high schools in Brooklyn. Here, he served as the officer to many academic clubs and he edited Principia, the schools Physics paper, for a year. Maslow attended the City College of New York after high school, in 1926 he began taking legal studies classes at night in addition to his undergraduate course load. He hated it and almost immediately dropped out, in 1927 he transferred to Cornell, but he left after just one semester due to poor grades and high costs. He graduated from City College and went to school at the University of Wisconsin to study psychology. In 1928, he married his first cousin Bertha, who was still in school at the time. The pair had met in Brooklyn years earlier, Maslows psychology training at UW was decidedly experimental-behaviorist. At Wisconsin he pursued a line of research which included investigating primate dominance behavior, Maslows early experience with behaviorism would leave him with a strong positivist mindset.
Upon the recommendation of Professor Hulsey Cason, Maslow wrote his masters thesis on learning, Maslow regarded the research as embarrassingly trivial, but he completed his thesis the summer of 1931 and was awarded his masters degree in psychology. He was so ashamed of the thesis that he removed it from the psychology library, Professor Carson admired the research enough to urge Maslow to submit it for publication. Maslows thesis was published as two articles in 1934 and he continued his research at Columbia University, on similar themes