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5 ASG bandits give up

FIVE members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) including their sub leader surrendered to government forces on Friday in Sulu. They were identified as Berham Lutian alias Vietnam, ASG sub-leader; Abdulsalam Ajul alias Rambo; Simal Sali, Alvin Alibasa and Ahmajir Ahmad alias Abu Darda. The bandits who decided to return to….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMay 12th, 2018

Cash reward awaits Abu tipsters

ZAMBOANGA CITY , Philippines– The provincial government of Sulu will give a cash reward in exchange for information on the Abu Sayyaf bandits, a security off.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 9th, 2017

Rose saves the day, Timberwolves beat Suns 116-114

By Andres Ybarra, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derrick Rose hit an 18-footer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 116-114 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time). Rose scored 29 of his 31 points in the seconds to help Minnesota overcome an 11-point deficit. THE KID FROM CHICAGO COMES UP CLUTCH 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹@budweiserusa Legendary Moment pic.twitter.com/hGOYIaRG4u — Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) January 21, 2019 Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 of his 30 points in the first half for Minnesota. With Towns struggling against double-teams in the second, Rose kept the Wolves in the game on 11-for-18 shooting in the half. T.J. Warren led Phoenix with 21 points and Devin Booker and Kelly Oubre, Jr. each added 18. Warren's last-second corner three hit off the side of the backboard. The Suns lost all four on their trip to fall to 4-20 on the road this season. Taj Gibson dunked to pull Minnesota within one with less than a minute to play. Towns intercepted a bad pass from Booker, and Rose hit the second of two foul shots to tie it at 114 with 30.5 seconds to play. Gibson grabbed the loose ball after Booker lost it on Phoenix's next possession, setting up Rose's winning shot. With the shot clock off and the crowd on its feet, Rose calmly dribbled down the clock against Mikal Bridges before pulling up and hitting the final shot. TIP-INS Suns: C Deandre Ayton (ankle) and F Richaun Holmes (foot) were out after suffering injuries Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in Charlotte. C Dragan Bender made his first start of the season and had 12 points. ... Veteran guard Jamal Crawford, who played last season in Minnesota, was active and on the bench for his 1,300th career game. He missed the previous three games with a sore left knee. "His experience, his voice, his presence, the wisdom he's sharing in the locker room when the coaches are not around, it's priceless for the group and we're thrilled to have him," coach Igor Kokoskov said before the game. Timberwolves: F Robert Covington (bruised knee) and G Tyus Jones (ankle) remained out, missing their ninth and second games, respectively. UP NEXT The teams meet again Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time) in Phoenix......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News3 hr. 16 min. ago

Abu Sayyaf behead villager in Sulu

Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits allegedly shot and beheaded a villager they suspected of giving information that led to the arrest of one of their cohorts in Indanan, Sulu on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News11 hr. 16 min. ago

PBA: Romeo could miss another two games for SMB

Looks like Terrence Romeo will be out for San Miguel for a couple more games. In his season debut with the Beermen last Friday, Romeo exited early after suffering an apparent left ankle injury. The official diagnosis is he has a sprained ankle and he’s been advised to give it a rest for a week. The Beermen have two games set for Jan. 25 and Jan. 27 and it appears that the team plans to shut down Romeo at least through the first month of the new year. “Terrence, we don’t know yet dahil we don’t want to aggravate his injury,” head coach Leo Austria said. “I think he will miss two more games siguro,” he added. Romeo has no problem missing the two upcoming games though he is trying to get himself healthy quickly enough to rejoin the Beermen. Still, he’s in no rush in forcing his ankle. “One week rest siguro para sure, yun yung sinabi sakin nung nagpa-check ako. Titignan ko kung aabot sa next game,” Romeo said. “Pero di ko kasi pwedeng madaliin eh. Alam naman ni coach eh, susunod lang ako kung ano gusto nila. Susubukan ko lang na mas mapabilis para makatulong ako sa team,” Terrence added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News15 hr. 29 min. ago

PBA: We had to weather the storm -- Lassiter

No lead is safe when you’re against Barangay Ginebra. The Gin Kings almost made San Miguel Beer pay Sunday at the Big Dome. Good thing, Marcio Lassiter was ready to play the firefighter's role in the Beermen's 99-91 escape over Ginebra to barge in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup win column. SMB squandered a 23-point lead late in the third quarter and watched as the Gin Kings cut their deficit to 89-94 with 1:29 left in the game after LA Tenorio’s trey in Ginebra’s 17-5 scoring spurt. Then Lassiter came to the rescue for the Beermen. The SMB guard nailed a corner three to stop the Gin Kings at their track with 1:15 left. “I’m just lucky that on that play we just kept sharing the ball. So the ball found me on the corner and I was able to knock down,” said Lassiter. “That’s what we want, to keep sharing the ball and regardless of how, you know, we might miss some few shots but we kept sharing it good things happen.” Lassiter finished with 16 points with 4-of-6 shooting from beyond the arc. SMB went up 76-53 with 1:40 remaining in the third period off a three by Von Pessumal. The Beermen entered the payoff period with a comfortable 78-57 advantage. Or so they thought. “I felt like, we had a big lead originally, and we just need to keep our composure. Basketball is a game of runs so they made their run in the end. I give credit to them,” said Lassiter. “Ginebra’s a good team. You can’t discredit them. I give credit to them but we had to weather the storm and put some key stops and some key buckets in to get the win,” he added. The Beermen captured their first win in two games and pulled the Gin Kings down to 1-1.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News15 hr. 29 min. ago

GOINGS ON: HK luxury yacht dealer Asia Yachting sails into PH | Inquirer Business

Hong-Kong based yacht company Asia Yachting is expanding its dealership and brokerage business to Philippine shores to give Filipinos a chance to experience its top-of-the-line products and services......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News22 hr. 28 min. ago

Harden scores 48 points, Rockets beat Lakers 138-134 in OT

By KRISTIE RIEKEN,  AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 48 points, Eric Gordon added 30 and the Houston Rockets overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 138-134 in overtime Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time). The Rockets trailed for most of the night and were down by 18 in the second-half. Gordon sent it to overtime with a 3-pointer, and made four free throws in the last seconds of the extra period. Coming off 57- and 58-point games, Harden had his 19th straight game with at least 30 and he's had 40 in 10 of the last 13. He was 14 of 30 from the field, going 8 of 19 3-pointers, and hit 12 of 15 free throws. Brandon Ingram missed a 3 for Los Angeles before Harden hit 1 of 2 free throws to make it 132-130 with less than a minute left. Ingram tied it with a basket, and Harden again made 1 of 2 free throws to make it 133-132. Los Angeles missed a 3 before Gordon also made just 1 of 2 free throws to leave Houston up by two with 12.6 seconds left. Kyle Kuzma lost the ball and it went out of bounds to give Houston the ball back. Gordon added four free throws after that to secure the victory. It was the second straight overtime game for both teams after Houston lost to Brooklyn on Wednesday night and Los Angeles beat Oklahoma City on Thursday night. Kuzma had 32 points for Los Angeles and Ingram added 21 in a game where coach Luke Walton was ejected in the third quarter. Already without LeBron James and Rajon Rondo, the Lakers have another injury concern after Lonzo Ball sprained his left ankle in the third quarter. The team said he was taken to a hospital for X-rays because the machine at the arena was broken. Four straight points by the Lakers stretched the lead to nine in the fourth quarter, but Harden and Gordon made consecutive 3-pointers cut it to 112-109 with about two minutes remaining. Los Angeles made four free throws to make it 116-109 about a minute later, but Harden made two 3-pointers around a basket by Ivica Zubac to get Houston within three with about 30 seconds left. Lance Stephenson missed a 3-pointer and Harden made two free throws to cut the lead to 118-117 with 5.7 seconds left. Zubac made two more free throws before Gordon's off-balance 3-pointer with 2 seconds left sent it to OT. The Lakers built a huge lead early and were up 64-46 at halftime, with Kuzma scoring 24 points. They were ahead by 17 with about eight minutes left in the third quarter after scoring five straight points capped by a basket from Kuzma before Houston scored the next 15 points to cut it to 74-72 three minutes later. James Ennis had five points in that stretch and P.J. Tucker capped it with a 3-pointer. Ball was injured just before Houston's run began. He remained on the court for a couple of minutes talking with trainer's before he was helped to his feet where he hopped on his right foot for a few steps before being carried off the court and to the locker room by Stephenson and Michael Beasley. Walton was ejected a couple of minutes after that when he got two technical fouls after yelling at officials during a timeout. TIP-INS Lakers: James was out for the 13th straight game with a strained left groin and did not make the trip. ... Stephenson finished with 16 points. Rockets: Harden also had eight rebounds, six assists and four steals. ... Ennis returned after missing Wednesday's game after cutting his left leg in a fall at his house. ... Chris Paul missed his 14th game in a row with a strained left hamstring ... Clint Capela had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and is expected to be out 4-6 weeks. UP NEXT Lakers: Host Golden State on Monday night. Rockets: Visit Philadelphia on Monday night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

DSWD role crucial with lower age of criminal liability – solon

MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) should play a major role in protecting children in conflict with the law (CICL) if a lower age of criminal liability pushes through.   This was the appeal of Bagong Henerasyon partlyist Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy after Oriental Mindoro 1st District Rep. Doy Leachon, chair of the House Justice Committee, said the panel would be finalizing the measure that would lower the age of criminal liability from 15 years old to nine years old.   READ: House set finalize bill on lowered age of criminal liability from 15 to 9   "I also appeal to the House committee on justice to give th...Keep on reading: DSWD role crucial with lower age of criminal liability – solon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

DR Congo court to rule on disputed poll, snubbing African Union

KINSHASA, DR Congo – DR Congo's top court said it will give its verdict Saturday, January 19, on final presidential election results which have been challenged at home and abroad, spurning an appeal from the African Union to suspend the announcement. The Constitutional Court is urgently hearing an appeal over the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

ATIN TO: Desiderio opens first-ever business in Fairview

Though he was not able to achieve his goal of giving UP a championship, Paul Desiderio was still able to fulfill his promise. With this, Chooks-to-Go still awarded Desiderio his very own branch that will be with him for the rest of his life. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held after the taping of Desiderio's Maalaala Mo Kaya episode which aired on ABS-CBN on Saturday. "Sa tuwa ko at in behalf of the UP community, maluwag sa loob ko na ibigay kay Paul ang Chooks-to-Go store na ito," said Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. president Ronald Mascariñas. "Bukod sa kikitain niya sa PBA, ngayon may dagdag pa na puhunan ang kanyang pamilya." "Hindi ko ito ine-expect kasi ang sabi nila, magkaka-store ako kapag nanalo kami ng championship," expressed Desiderio. "Laking pasasalamat ko kay Boss Ronald at sa Chooks-to-Go dahil magiging malaking tulong ito sa family ko." Prior to the UAAP Season 81 Men's Basketball Finals, Mascariñas, who is an alumnus of University of the Philippines-Los Banos, dangled a Chooks-to-Go branch to Desiderio if he was to be able to lead the UP Fighting Maroons past the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Unfortunately for Desiderio, the Fighting Maroons were swept in the Finals. Still, Desiderio's journey from Liloan, Cebu to Diliman is a success story that continues to serve as an inspiration, not just to Iskos and Iskas, but also to every Filipino. "Nakita namin yung pangarap ni Paul sa basketball. Among the players, nakita namin na siya yung mas nangangailangan. Kaya kahit wala na yung support namin sa team, we continued supporting Paul," the sports patron added. "Nakita niyo naman nung Finals, hindi siya nag-give up. Lumaban siya para sa UP. And we hope that he can still continue to inspire others, especially the youth, even if he is in the pros." Desiderio chose an existing store in Fairview as it is near UP. "Hindi lang para sa akin itong store na ito, para ito sa UP. Atin 'to!" declared Desiderio......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Martin del Rosario on what it’s like kissing his 2 leading men in ‘Born’

  If filming his first onscreen kiss with a girl was already nerve-wracking, what more doing it with men? "I was very nervous, of course. But we were all professional about it," actor Martin del Rosario said of the kissing scenes he shot with his two leading men, Kiko Matos and Akihiro Blanco, for "Born Beautiful"---a spinoff of the internationally acclaimed comedy-drama "Die Beautiful" by Jun Lana. The script, Martin related, required his character---the trans woman mortuary beautician and pageant kontesera Barbs Cordero---to go for the kisses like she "really meant it and wanted it." Martin didn't want to give anything less. "We didn't have any second thoughts. So ...Keep on reading: Martin del Rosario on what it’s like kissing his 2 leading men in ‘Born’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Alicia Keys to host Grammys

  LOS ANGELES---Alicia Keys will host the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, she announced Tuesday, one year after the gala came under fire over diversity concerns. Keys, herself a 15-time Grammy winner, will be the emcee for music's biggest night, which this year features a diverse slate of women and hip-hop artists as leading contenders. "I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I know what it feels like to be proud of the work you've put in and to be recognized for it," Keys said in a video posted on social media. "It's the perfect opportunity for me to give the light back and lift people up, especially all the young women who are nominated," she added. Keys repl...Keep on reading: Alicia Keys to host Grammys.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Popovich ties Riley for road wins; Spurs beat Wolves 116-113

By BRIAN HALL,  Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the San Antonio Spurs held on to give coach Gregg Popovich another milestone victory in a 116-113 win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). The win was the 520th on the road in Popovich's career, tying him with Pat Riley for the most in NBA history. It also continued San Antonio's mastery of Minnesota. The Spurs have won 16 of the past 18 games between the teams. Marco Belinelli added 19 points off the bench for San Antonio, which was playing without leading scorer DeMar DeRozan because of left ankle soreness. Karl-Anthony Towns had 23 points for the Timberwolves, but was limited to 21 minutes because of foul trouble. Derrick Rose chipped in 23 points and Taj Gibson added 14 points and 11 rebounds. Minnesota lost for the third time in four games. Another matchup between the familiar foes was tight throughout, with 27 lead changes and 17 ties. It also featured a heavy dose of fouls on both sides. The teams combined for 53 personal fouls and 67 free throws. Towns played only 6:13 in a scoreless first quarter, but Minnesota's bench helped make up for his absence. Towns re-entered and had 14 points in the second. He picked up his fourth foul less than two minutes into the second half, and again went to the bench. Josh Okogie had six points and Jeff Teague added five as Minnesota used a 14-1 run to take a 77-67 lead. The Spurs responded with a 13-2 spurt of their own as Davis Bertans hit a pair of 3-pointers. The Wolves led 90-88 to start the fourth, but Bertans opened the quarter with another 3. San Antonio led by seven in the fourth, but Minnesota clawed back to within one with 30.3 seconds left on Rose's layup. Belinelli hit two free throws and Rose's 3 at the buzzer was off the mark. TIP-INS Spurs: Popovich is third in NBA history with 1,224 wins overall. He passed Jerry Sloan for third place on Jan. 10. . San Antonio entered 4-17 this season when trailing after three quarters. Timberwolves: Tyus Jones missed the game with a left ankle sprain sustained Tuesday at Philadelphia. Robert Covington missed his eighth straight game with a right knee bone bruise. . Andrew Wiggins passed Sam Mitchell (7,161) for second place on the franchise's career scoring list. Wiggins has 7,174 points. Kevin Garnett is first with 19,201 points in a Wolves uniform. . After scoring his 10,000th career point on Tuesday, Rose got his 3,000th assist on Friday. . Minnesota announced that Jerry Sichting was hired as an assistant coach. It is Sichting's third stint with the Wolves. He spent 10 years with the team from 1995-2005 and two seasons from 2007-09. UP NEXT Spurs: Return home against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. Timberwolves: Host the Phoenix Suns on Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

‘Losing isn’t when you come in last or second; it’s when you don’t give your best’

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail inq.tobeyou@gmail.com The De La Salle University swimming team finished UAAP Season 81 last November on a high note. The women's swimming team (Lady Tankers) won third place, while the men's swimming team (Green Tankers) came in second. Among the members in the team is Green Tanker Rochmond Santos, 20, a third year sports studies major. Santos started swimming lessons when he was around nine years old. He didn't want to take the lessons, but his mother insisted. She told him that swimming was a "clean sport." He eventually fell in love with it. He wakes up at 5 a.m. daily, starts training at 6 a.m., attends c...Keep on reading: ‘Losing isn’t when you come in last or second; it’s when you don’t give your best’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

NPC Opens Passport Data Probe

The National Privacy Commission (NPC) has granted the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) 5 more days before formally facing its preliminary fact-finding inquiry on the passport data issue. In a meeting this morning, the NPC’s Legal and Enforcement Office asked DFA representatives headed by Director Anthony A.L. Mandap to give preliminary details surrounding the issue. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Change of plans? Duterte hints at possible shift in ‘Cha-cha’ approach

MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday indicated a possible shift in the government's approach in amending the Constitution, a move he had been pushing to give way for the change to a federal form of government. Speaking in a peace assembly for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in Cotabato City, Duterte raised the idea of amending "not all" but just a "few economic provisions" of the Constitution. "Much as we would like to change anything there. Pati 'yung atin dito. We have been used to it. We are the people governed by elections. And we elect leaders. The leaders must be the choice of the people. I am sure that with that - the fundamentals pr...Keep on reading: Change of plans? Duterte hints at possible shift in ‘Cha-cha’ approach.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

‘Build, Build, Build’ not enough to decongest Metro Manila traffic – Enrile

  To address the worsening traffic situation in Metro Manila and other cities in the Philippines, former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile urged the government to decongest the nation's capital by giving tax incentives to create economic centers in other areas, citing that the current drive to increase transportation infrastructure under the 'Build, Build, Build' program would not be enough. "Dito sa Maynila, you need decongestion. You need to disperse the business activities to pull out the population out of the city," Enrile said in a radio interview, adding: "You have to give incentives. Differentiate the system of taxation in different parts of the country to pull ...Keep on reading: ‘Build, Build, Build’ not enough to decongest Metro Manila traffic – Enrile.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

A feast of him

"Do you really like eating this? Gusto mo ba talaga 'yung lasa?" I asked while I dipped the sizzling beef slice into the cheese sauce. "Hmmm, sakto lang," he said. "I just go here because I like seeing you happy." It has been like this for eight years. Over that course, I often have the final say in everything -- what we would eat, what you would buy, where we would go, when we would meet. Almost all the whys and hows of our relationship are based on him waiting for me to decide on things. I sometimes give him answers but most of the time, I keep him guessing. And I never even heard him complain, not once, never. I have spent about one-third of my life with him yet my intere...Keep on reading: A feast of him.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

DOST, SP Cagayan give carrageenan, portasol to Amulung town farmers

DOST 2 turns over 24 sets of Portasol Muti-Purpose Drying Facilities to Amulung West Farmers on January 15. (Photo courtesy of DOST Region 2 FB page)TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Jan. 21 plebiscite day on BOL declared a non-working holiday in ARMM

President Rodrigo Duterte declared Jan.21 as a special non-working holiday in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Isabela City in Basilan, and Cotabato City to give way for the coming first plebiscite to ratify the proposed Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL)......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019