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‘In’ words of 2017

The Filipino word last year was “fotobam,” something or someone that intrudes and ruins a photograph. Think of that high-rise condo at the back of the Rizal monument in Luneta......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Tetangco warns of perils in 2017

WHILE the Philippine economy performed well in 2016, risks lie in wait in 2017, including global financial market volatility, the rise of populism and a retr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

Fun and games, Dimitrov finds a way to break title drought

JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer br /> BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Grigor Dimitrov concentrated on fun and games at the season-opening Brisbane International, looking for something a bit different to his regular routine. It turns out, that's what he'd been missing. Dimitrov ended a title drought that dated back to 2014 when he beat third-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in the final on Sunday. The 25-year-old Bulgarian attributed some late-night trips to the game arcades in downtown Brisbane for the change of fortunes. 'I played motor bikes, we played cars, basketball, I mean, I went there with my fitness coach and we were — I think we were the biggest kids out there,' he said. 'You know, it's something so childish, if you want to say it. 'Well, every time I was going to bed, I was, like, 'Wow, that feels so good.' It's just something so small.' Dimitrov, dubbed 'Baby Fed' earlier in his career for his style similarities with Roger Federer, lost the Brisbane International final to Andy Murray in 2013. He won three titles and reached the Wimbledon semifinals in 2014 as he rose to a career-high ranking of No. 8. But his form faded and he slipped down the rankings to No. 40 by the middle of last year. That's when he had to make some decisions, refocus, set some goals. The first was to win a tournament in 2017 — he's achieved that in the first week of the season. There are other goals, including better runs at the Grand Slams — he hasn't been past the fourth round since a career peak in the Wimbledon semifinals in 2014, when he beat Murray but lost to Novak Djokovic. He entered the season-opening Brisbane event ranked No. 17 and seeded seventh, and could rise to No. 15 for the Australian Open, which starts Jan. 16. 'It's been pretty emotional,' Dimitrov said. 'This trophy means a lot.' He didn't elaborate too much on any emotional upheaval, saying it's part and parcel of touring so much as a professional player. But he did say he needed to adjust how he spends his time on the road. 'I'm the kind of guy that I cannot just lock myself in the room and just think tennis for 24 hours. It hasn't helped me,' he said. 'And since I have been here, every night I've been going to the arcades, for example, for an hour and a half, been playing arcades. It's given me tremendous joy. 'That's why I say those, I think, these 10 days that I have been here — I don't remember having so much fun, but in the same time I was very focused, played quite solid all the matches. So I was just — overall, I just felt good.' He beat defending champion Milos Raonic in the semifinals, improving his career record to 3-1 against the big-serving Canadian. He'd never beaten Nishikori in three previous matches, and he had to save break points in the first game and again in the third. After that, he went on a roll. Nishikori, who reached his first Brisbane final after losing three previous semifinals, fended off a breakpoint early in the second set and went on to break Dimitrov's serve twice in an almost reverse of the first set. But the Japanese star lost momentum after a medical timeout for a left hip problem after the second set, and Dimitrov dominated before getting the decisive break in the eighth game and then serving out at love. Nishikori said the hip pain was intense in the second set, and may force him out of a scheduled exhibition match in Sydney on Monday before he heads to Melbourne. 'Well, sort of it was OK, but yeah, a little bit sad to finish (the tournament) like this,' he said. 'But I think it was great week to start of the year. I had good four matches here. Well, I try to stay healthy next week and hope I can be ready for,' for the Australian Open. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

Economy: Inflation to rise in 2017 but still 'favorable' for economy -- DoF

INFLATION will likely pick up in the near term due to a general rise in goods prices, alongside a recovery in oil prices after oil exporting country agreed to production cuts in crude oil, though conditions will remain generally favorable throughout the year, the Finance department said......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 8th, 2017

Economy: Inflation to rise in 2017 but still ‘favorable’ for economy -- DoF

INFLATION will likely pick up in the near term due to a general rise in goods prices, alongside a recovery in oil prices after oil exporting country agreed to production cuts in crude oil, though conditions will remain generally favorable throughout the year, the Finance department said......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 8th, 2017

US stocks ring in 2017 with gains as health care stocks rise

NEW YORK — US stocks are moving higher on the first trading day of 2017......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2017

Subsidies to GOCCs rise 4-fold

MANILA, Philippines – Government subsidies to state-owned corporations surged nearly four times in November last year to their highest level since July, late.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2017

DSWD: In 2017, 4Ps beneficiaries to get rice subsidies equal to 18 kilos

DSWD: In 2017, 4Ps beneficiaries to get rice subsidies equal to 18 kilos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 21st, 2016

All Pinoys covered by PhilHealth in 2017 budget

MANILA, Philippines - The proposed P3.35-trillion national budget for 2017 will provide healthcare assistance to all Filipinos, and free tuition to all stude.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2016

GOCC subsidies lowest in 13 months in Oct

MANILA, Philippines – Government subsidies tie government-owned and -controlled corporations decline to their lowest level in 13 months in October, latest da.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 4th, 2016

Loren: PhilHealth coverage for all by 2017

The Senate is determined to place an additional eight million Filipinos under Philippine Health (PhilHealth) coverage next year and vowed to provide an extra P3 billion to the Department of Health’s (DOH) P144-billion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 15th, 2016

Hontiveros: Put debt servicing budget to PhilHealth

Senator Risa Hontiveros urged the government to suspend interest payments for “illegitimate debts” in the proposed P3.35-trillion budget for 2017 and reallocate the funds to PhilHealth......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 11th, 2016

Interest rates could rise in early-2017 -- analysts

THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) may find room to hike interest rates within next year’s first half, according to two analyses published Friday, one of which cited a possible need to prevent the economy from overheating as the government crank.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 25th, 2016

July gov’t subsidies surge due to PhilHealth

Government subsidies to state-owned companies surged in July this year due to the health insurance coverage given to indigent families, data from the Bureau of the Treasury showed......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 11th, 2016

P& G earnings rise, eyes sales growth in 2017

P& G earnings rise, eyes sales growth in 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2016

GOCC subsidies down 54% in June

MANILA, Philippines - Credit granted to assist government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) hit a one-year high in June, but was still down from las.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2016

Caloocan drug rehab center to rise in 2017

Caloocan City Map(Photo courtesy of Google Maps) In an exclusive interview with Caloocan Mayor Oscar Malapitan, he bared that plans are underway for the creation of a drug rehabilitation center in the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 18th, 2016

DepEd to hold 2017 National Schools Press Conference - GMA News

DepEd to hold 2017 National Schools Press Conference - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Pagadian hosts 2017 National Schools Press Conference - Minda News

Pagadian hosts 2017 National Schools Press Conference - Minda News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

So ahead

Grandmaster Wesley So halved the point with less-fancied GM Baskaran Adhiban of India in the sixth round yesterday but still remained in the solo lead of the Tata Steel Masters 2017 in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017