Late response cause of higher dengue fatalities in Philippines

Owing to late response to symptoms, more dengue patients are dying in the Philippines than in other Asian countries, the Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 13th, 2019

2 dead in Bohol jeepney crash

CEBU CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) – At least two people died in an accident in Tagbilaran City in Bohol after a jeep carrying over 20 passengers fell off a cliff and into the water on Thursday, June 6, late afternoon.  According to Telephone and Radio System Integration Emergency Response (Tarsier 117) ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2019

Higher import duty on cement sought

The Tariff Commission (TC) should hike the safeguard duty for imported cement to protect the local industry. The Cement Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (Cemap) made the call in response…READ The post Higher import duty on cement sought appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 21st, 2019

Two fatalities found at crashed rescue-helicopter site

Two persons were found dead late Saturday afternoon at the wreckage of a rescue helicopter that crashed in General Nakar, Quezon province last August 22 (Monday) due to inclement weather, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) confirmed. C.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 28th, 2016

SEA GAMES: Phisgoc, LVPI to sit down on hosting ASEAN Grand Prix leg

It’s like hitting two birds with one stone.   Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee chief operating officer Ramon ‘Tats’ Suzara will sit down with Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. to discuss the country’s possible hosting of the second leg of the planned inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix. Suzara, who is also the chairman of the powerful marketing and development committee of the Asian Volleyball Confederation, told ABS-CBN Sports that Phisgoc is planning to use the four-nation tournament hosting as one of the eight test events for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. The ASEAN Grand Prix is tentatively scheduled late next month or early October. “We will ask LVPI to use the ASEAN Grand Prix as test event for volleyball because it involves four countries,” said Suzara on Thursday. “This is also the request from the Asian Volleyball Confederation. We will call on LVPI to consider doing a test event.” The official added that it is a good opportunity to expose the national women's team against squads from Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia and at the same time serve as a dry run for the country’s hosting of the biennial meet in November.  Phisgoc, according to Suzara, will take care of the needed equipment and logistics of the Grand Prix leg as it will fall under the country’s SEA Games hosting test event. "I have to call [LVPI president] Mr. [Joey] Romasanta to consider the ASEAN Grand Prix second leg to be a test event for Phisgoc," Suzara said. Thailand will host the opening leg and Suzara wants to suggest LVPI to take care of the next stop of the home and away tournament.  “I asked AVC that we might be able to use one leg of the ASEAN Grand Prix because right now kasi ang magho-host pa lang Thailand,” he said. "They’re asking Philippines but hindi pa maka-commit ang LVPI because it needs funding.” “But now Phisgoc is giving the funding as the official test event so why not? It’s also good for the national team,” Suzara added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2019

Supply shortage sinks Manila Water s net income by 18% in H1 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Ayala-led Manila Water posted a net income of P2.9 billion in the 1st half of 2019, 18% lower than the same period in 2018 amid the water supply shortage . In 2018, Manila Water earned 3.55 billion, 10% higher than in 2017. The company reported 7% growth in revenues ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2019

More dengue cases in Metro Manila cities in 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) reported on Tuesday, August 13, an increase in dengue cases in 10 out of the 17 local government units (LGUs) in the National Capital Region (NCR) in 2019. The DOH recorded a total of 10,103 cases ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2019

After shoving match, Nabong says Jones flops all the time

MANILA, Philippines – Add Kelly Nabong to the list of San Miguel players whom TNT import Terrence Jones had a physical encounter with in the PBA Commissioner's Cup finals. Nabong and Jones were involved in a brief shoving match late in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series that saw ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2019

Gritty Buto leads late charge as PH bags 6 chess golds

    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines won 6 gold medals in the 4th Eastern Asia Youth Chess Championship Friday, August 9 in Bangkok, with 3 coming on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2019

Gilas Pilipinas Tune-up Games Preview: Philippines vs Congo

The Philippine national team tipped off their tune-up games against Congo a few days ago, prevailing, 102-80, in a closed door affair, but the rematch later at 1:30 AM Manila time may be quite different. The Congolese, who won the 2019 FIBA AfroCan tournament earlier this year, are expected to come out stronger in their second meeting with the Philippines, the winner of which goes on to face either Ivory Coast or hosts Spain in the Final of this pocket tournament in Guadalajara. In the 2019 AfroCan championship, Congo bested Kenya in the titular game, 82-61, after beating Angola in the semifinals, 84-78.  Leading the way for the Congolese was 6'8" big man Evariste Shonganya Tolembo, who is sure to have an interesting match-up against Andray Blatche and Japeth Aguilar later. Both Blatche and Aguilar lit up Congo a few days ago, combining for 47 points in the rout.  Tolembo will probably want to bounce back strong, and he is definitely capable. The 28-year-old who plies his trade for Jämtland Basket in the Basketligan Swedish top division averaged 12.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.2 blocks per game for Congo in the African Qualifiers, where they were eliminated after the first three windows.  Helping him out will be fellow frontliner Rolly Fula Nganga and top guard Maxi Munanga Shamba. Nganga is a 6'7" banger who was Congo's second most efficient player at the 2019 AfroCan, and his match-up at the wings against Gabe Norwood, CJ Perez, and Matthew Wright will be exciting. If Norwood isn't cleared to play, Nganga can potentially have his way at the perimeter against out undersized wingmen. As for Shamba, the 6'3" playmaker is a streaky shooter who has great court vision. He had a nice matchup with Mark Barroca in their first encounter, and he surely wants to bounce back in a big way today against the Filipinos.   Barring any more injuries, the Filipinos have a significant edge over Congo in terms of size and depth. The Pinoys have been shooting well of late, and if that continues, this could be over early; otherwise, Congo has the talent to keep in step with Gilas and be in a position for an upset late in the game. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 9th, 2019

4,345 dengue cases reported in Davao Region

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Aug) – The number of dengue cases in Davao Region reached 4,345 as of August 5 this year, higher by 61.5% compared to 2,690 cases reported in the same period a year ago, according to the data released by the regional office of the Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 9th, 2019

Fewer dengue cases in QC this year

The number of dengue cases recorded in Quezon City decreased in the first seven months of the year even as the country faces a nationwide epidemic due to the rise in cases elsewhere in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2019

PH has most dengue cases in Southeast Asia in 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has recorded the most number of cases of dengue in Southeast Asia so far in 2019, with 146,062 cases and 622 deaths due to the mosquito-borne disease.  From January to July 23, the Philippines ranked first, followed by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2019

40 dead due to dengue in Bicol

  LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Forty people in Bicol have died due to dengue from January to July this year, the regional health chief said. Department of Health-Bicol director Ernie Vera said 4,241 dengue cases were recorded for the first 7 months of the year in he region, and that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2019

SM net income up by 27% to P23 billion in H1 2019

MANILA, Philippines – SM Investments Corporation (SMIC) reported a net income of P23 billion in the 1st half of 2019, 27% higher than the P18.1 billion a year ago. Consolidated revenues rose by 14% to P233.7 billion from P204.3 billion during the same period in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2019

Recto to DOH: Transfer funds from slow-moving projects to anti-dengue front

MANILA, Philippines – Senators on Wednesday, August 7, called on the government to use all available resources to combat the dengue problem, even if that means using funds from "slow-moving projects" of the the Department of Health (DOH).    In a statement, Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto said the health department should ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2019

NCAA lends hand to Batanes earthquake victims

The NCAA Management Committee (ManCom) unanimously approved a cash donation of PhP 100,000 to the province of Batanes after a devastating 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit it late last month. NCAA ManCom chairman Peter Cayco said Monday that the financial assistance will be turned over to Batanas provincial officials led by Gov. Marilou Cayco on Saturday during halftime of the rivalry game between San Beda and Letran at Cuneta Astrodome. “What we are doing is part of the NCAA advocacy to help our fellow Filipinos in need, especially those affected by calamities,” said Cayco. “The other member schools have already done their part and this time, as one family, the NCAA is extending its assistance to help Batanes,” added Cayco of Season 95 host school Arellano. Batanes suffered damage to its houses and historical structures, including the old Santa Maria de Mayan Church in Itbayat. The earthquake also resulted to nine fatalities, while 911 families - or 2,963 individuals - were affected by the disaster that had an estimated damage amounting to PhP 292M, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 6th, 2019

Poligrates takes over late for Marinero in 47-point PBA D-League romp

MANILA, Philippines – Eloy Poligrates put on a show late as Marinerong Pilipino showed its pedigree with a 118-71 domination of Hazchem in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig on Monday, August 5.  The bull-strong Cebuano guard fired 9 of his 19 points in the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2019

Former diplomat Rod Severino gets posthumous Order of Lakandula honor

MANILA, Philippines – The late former ambassador Rodolfo Severino Jr was posthumously awarded the prestigious Order of Lakandula with rank of Supremo on Monday, August 5. Foreign Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr, on behalf of President Rodrigo Duterte, bestowed the posthumous honor on Severino during the celebration of the 52nd ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2019

Mobile games, videos push Globe s profits in H1 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Globe ended the 1st half of the year with a net income of P12 billion, 21% higher year-on-year, on the back of sustained growth across all data-related products and services. Its service revenues grew by 13% to P72.9 billion, with data driving most of the sales. Mobile ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2019

Kris Aquino thanks Duterte for saying Marcos killed Ninoy

MANILA, Philippines — Kris Aquino thanked President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, August 3 for saying it was the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos who was behind the murder of her father, the late Ninoy Aquino.  In her post, Kris said that she admires Duterte for his authenticity and asked that she ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2019