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One more year

For the one-year extension of Mindanao-wide martial law, it looks like it’s all over but the formal counting of the vote at today’s joint session of Congress.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarDec 12th, 2017

PBA: Ta-try kong kunin –- Guevarra on eyeing 5th Slam dunk title

BATANGAS CITY –- Phoenix high-flyer Rey Guevarra just got his fourth Slam Dunk title in five years Friday. Once again, the 31-year old forward dazzled the crowd that trooped the Batangas City Sports Coliseum here to watch the 2018 PBA All-Star Games with his aerial display of athleticism, which included a slam dunk over a man and a motorcycle. Currently, Guevarra is just a title away from tying the feat of legendary Slam Dunk contest phenom KG Canaleta. Now, the question is, will the Letran product gun to equal Canaleta’s five titles?     “In God’s time,” he answered, when asked about shooting for Canaleta’s record, which the current Meralco veteran did in 2005-2007, 2010 and 2012. “Tingnan ko kung kaya ko pa next year.” Guevarra, who made a three-peat from 2014 to 2016 before relinquishing his throne to Chris Newsome of Meralco last year, bested Renz Palma in the sudden death, 40-39, after a 75-75 deadlock in the final round.     Definitely, there is no stopping Guevarra.    “Kung mabigyan ako ng chance siyempre pupunta ako talaga, ta-try kong kunin (ulit ang title),” he said.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News2 hr. 14 min. ago

PBA: Terrence scores record 48 points as Gilas takes down Luzon

BATANGAS CITY, Batangas --- Terrence Romeo can get buckets. Everyone knows that. Now, everyone should also know that Romeo has scored the most points in one outing in the history of the PBA All-Star Game. The Bro scored a record 48 points Friday at the City Sports Center here, leading Gilas Pilipinas to a competitive 152-149 win over the Luzon All-Stars in the main leg of this year's festivities. The game appeared to be over after June Mar Fajardo put Gilas up eight, 152-144, with 41 seconds to go. However, Luzon had one last run in them as a Japeth Aguilar layup cut the deficit to six with 32 seconds left. Then with 10 seconds to go, Arwind Santos hit a booming three at the top of the key for a 152-149 count. LA Tenorio managed to steal the inbound pass but his game-tying triple from the left wing was off, allowing the depleted national team to escape.   The Scores: SMART ALL-STARS 152 — Romeo 48, Fajardo 26, Rosario 20, Pogoy 17, Norwood 13, Jalalon 12, Belo 10, Maliksi 2. LUZON ALL-STARS 149 — Aguilar 41, Abueva 23, Santos 23, Cabagnot 13, Tenorio 12, Castro 7, Lassiter 5, Wright 3, Almazan 2, Pringle 0. Quarters: 47-38, 86-70, 121-106, 152-149.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News2 hr. 14 min. ago

Serena can come back and win tournaments, says Halep

PARIS — World number one Simona Halep said on Friday that she thinks Serena Williams is still capable of challenging for titles, as the American prepares to make her Grand Slam return at the French Open. Williams will be playing in her first major tournament since winning last year’s Australian Open, having taken time off […] The post Serena can come back and win tournaments, says Halep appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News2 hr. 34 min. ago

Partners École hôtelière de Lausanne, Institut Paul Bocuse Power Dusit Hospitality Management College Offerings

2018—When the Dusit Hospitality Management College (DHMC) opens its doors to its first batch of students beginning August this year, it will be opening up opportunity for the next generation of hoteliers and culinary professionals. Students looking for a global managerial career in the hospitality industry will learn from two of the most trusted names […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News5 hr. 14 min. ago

CamNor teen girl’s slay suspect falls

DAET, Camarines Norte -- The prime suspect in the slaying of a 17-year-old lass, who was found dead inside the bathroom of Room 206 at Labo Apartelle, Uesebia St. in Bgy. Pinya, Labo town on the afternoon of Jan. 9, 2018, finally fell into the hands of joint operatives of….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News10 hr. 13 min. ago

Teen with 5 rape cases collared in CamSur

LIBMANAN, Camarines Sur -- An 18-year-old bachelor with five rape cases and attempted sexual assault was arrested in Bgy. San Pablo, here, police reported on Thursday. Libmanan police Supt. Errol Garchitorena Jr. identified the suspect as Arnel Bodoy Debunay, of Bgy. San Pablo, who was arrested on the strength of….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News10 hr. 13 min. ago

Peso hits new 12-year low amid trimmed bank reserve requirement, Korea concerns

The peso dipped against the dollar, recording a new near 12-year low on Friday following the reserve requirement cut of the local central bank. The local currency ended at P52.70 versus the greenback on Friday, 15 centavos weaker than the P52.55-per-dollar finish on Thursday. Friday’s finish was the peso’s fresh low in nearly 12 years […] The post Peso hits new 12-year low amid trimmed bank reserve requirement, Korea concerns appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News11 hr. 13 min. ago

Peso weakens after BSP reserve requirement cut

THE PESO dropped against the dollar on Friday, recording a new near 12-year low, following the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) reserve requirement cut. The local currency ended at P52.70 versus the greenback on Friday, 15 centavos weaker than the P52.55-per-dollar finish on Thursday. Friday’s finish a fresh low for the peso, being its weakest […] The post Peso weakens after BSP reserve requirement cut appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News11 hr. 13 min. ago

CITEM targets $150 million in IFEX sales

THE CENTER for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) is targeting a “conservative” $150 million in sales during the 12th International Food Expo (IFEX). Trade Undersecretary for Trade and Investments Promotions Group Nora K. Terrado said on Friday they are expecting a steady performance as last year’s sales reached $184 million versus the same $150-million […] The post CITEM targets $150 million in IFEX sales appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News11 hr. 13 min. ago

Globe expands LTE coverage to Jolo, Tawi-Tawi, Batanes

GLOBE Telecom, Inc. said it installed 934 new long-term evolution (LTE) sites during the first quarter of the year, as it expands its network to reach the northernmost and southernmost areas of the Philippines. In a statement, the telecommunications giant said it is maximizing the company’s spectrum assets to keep delivering to the market’s continuing […] The post Globe expands LTE coverage to Jolo, Tawi-Tawi, Batanes appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News11 hr. 13 min. ago

UnionBank to conduct P10-B SRO in July

UNIONBANK of the Philippines, Inc. is set to conduct its P10-billion stock rights offering (SRO) in July, which will raise additional capital for the lender’s growth. UnionBank Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Jose Emmanuel U. Hilado said the lender will conduct its SRO in “July of this year.” “That was recently approved by the board. […] The post UnionBank to conduct P10-B SRO in July appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News11 hr. 13 min. ago

Beau Belga runs away with PBA Obstacle challenge crown

BATANGAS --- Beau Belga went on a flawless run and came away with the trophy. The Sorsogon native proudly hoisted the Rain or Shine flag as he won Obstacle Challenge in the 2018 PBA All-Star Week Friday here at Batangas City Sports Center. Belga had no hitches in his run in the championship round, finishing the track in 21.7 seconds. "I was just challenged because it was my teammate who is the defending champion," he said. Maverick Ahanmisi was last year's title holder, but did not return because of the big men's entry in the skills competition. JP Erram was the bridesmaid in the contest with his time of 29.6 seconds, while Gabby Espinas clocked in 30.5 seconds. Bel...Keep on reading: Beau Belga runs away with PBA Obstacle challenge crown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 47 min. ago

Something’s missing in HBO’s new film on John McCain’s life

NEW YORK (AP) --- It's no coincidence that the words "President Trump" aren't spoken in "John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls", the HBO documentary on the Arizona senator that debuts on Memorial Day. There's enough to talk about, from candidate Trump's belittling of McCain for being taken prisoner in Vietnam to the senator's rejection of Trump's promised repeal of the Obama administration's health care law. McCain's family doesn't want Trump at the 81-year-old senator's funeral when he succumbs to terminal brain cancer. The filmmaking family of Peter Kunhardt and his sons, George and Teddy, felt that including Trump would detract from McCain's story. "We knew that we wanted ...Keep on reading: Something’s missing in HBO’s new film on John McCain’s life.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 47 min. ago

Man arrested for beating partner’s two-year-old son to death in Batangas

SAN PEDRO CITY- A man was arrested Friday afternoon for allegedly beating to death the two-year-old son of his live-in partner in Rosario town in Batangas province. Rosario police chief Chief Inspector Rodel Ban-o, in a phone interview, said the suspect John Ross Alaro, a construction worker, would be charged with murder for killing his partner's child, Miko Basila, in their home in Barangay Maligaya around 9:30 a.m. Friday. "The child's mother was away for work at that time. When we interviewed (Alaro), he said he was just trying to discipline the child," Ban-o said. According to police, bruises found on the child's body showed he was "kicked" in the chest. Ban-o said it was...Keep on reading: Man arrested for beating partner’s two-year-old son to death in Batangas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 47 min. ago

BSP seen introducing another rate hike this year

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will likely undertake further policy tightening toward the end of the year to curb rising prices of key consumer items, a research firm said......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News12 hr. 34 min. ago

Project Bangon Marawi, Year 1: DSWD-Region 12 blows a billion pesos on food packs, various kits for Marawi

By Malou Mangahas and Karol Ilagan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism NEARLY EVERY month in the last half of 2017, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office in Region XII (Central Mindanao) went on a shopping binge and ended up splurging over a billion pesos. It spent the sum — courtesy of taxpayers […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News14 hr. 13 min. ago

Alarmed: LeBron, Cavs facing win-or-else Game 6 vs Celtics

By Tom Withers, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was answering a question about Boston’s defense on LeBron James during a teleconference when he tripped the security system at his home. A piercing alarm sounded. “Uh-oh,” Lue said Thursday (Friday, PHL time) as he punched in a code to silence the screaming siren. While Lue and his home were clearly safe, and the light-hearted moment passed quickly, it was also symbolic of Cleveland’s urgent situation. The Cavs are in a dangerous spot. Beaten for the third time in Boston in these home-sweet-home Eastern Conference finals, Cleveland will face its second elimination game of the postseason on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Game 6 is for everything. Except, of course, if there’s a Game 7 on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) in Boston. Fueled by fueled-up Boston fans who must feel some sort of birthright to see their cherished team play in the Finals, the youthful Celtics again showed zero fear or hesitation on their parquet floor on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) during a 96-83 win in Game 5 that was never in any doubt. Despite shooting only 36 percent, the Celtics improved to 10-0 at home in the playoffs as coach Brad Stevens changed his starting lineup, shortened his rotation to seven and released waves of defenders at James, who looked worn down as he attempts to advance to the NBA Finals for the eighth consecutive year. Lue noticed early in Game 5 that James was dragging, but he’s confident the 33-year-old, who was chosen All-NBA first team for a record 12th time, will be ready to save his season and prolong what could be his final games with the Cavs. “I know he’ll be ready to play Game 6, so fatigue won’t be a problem and an issue,” Lue said. “I’m pretty sure a lot of guys are tired during this stretch of the year. If I had to pick one guy and choose one guy to prevail, it would be LeBron. I know he’ll be great come tomorrow.” Stevens started center Aron Baynes for the first time in the series and the move helped slow James, who had been crushing the Celtics when guard Terry Rozier switched on him. Rozier fronted James and got help from Baynes, the 6'10", 254-pound Australian who contributed seven rebounds, six points and attitude. “We’ve got a lot of tough guys on our team,” Stevens said. “But I think they all will tell you Baynes is one of the toughest we’ve all been around.” Now Stevens needs his team to show that same tenacity on the road, where Boston is just 1-6. The Cavs, on the other hand, are counting on James to rebound. He pushed as hard as he could in Game 5, but for one of the only times in what has been a transcendent 13th postseason, he couldn’t summon greatness. He didn’t have his usual burst. He bent at the waist grabbing his shorts, his breathing labored. During timeouts, he wiped sweat and perhaps some frustration from his forehead. James is tired — for good reason. His teammates are draining him. Once again, James, who will play in his 99th game this season Friday, didn’t get nearly enough help from Cleveland’s other starters and Lue didn’t do him any favors, either. James had 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Solid, but sub-par by his standards and he committed six turnovers and missed some makeable layups. James still managed to outscore the rest of Cleveland’s starters — Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, George Hill and J.R. Smith — 26-24. Lue inexplicably left Kyle Korver off the floor for long stretches and following the game he curiously explained that Stevens’ rotation “kind of threw us for a loop.” Asked Thursday (Friday, PHL time) if he wished he had done anything differently, Lue bluntly said: “No.” Thankfully, he’s got James, who has six 40-point games and two buzzer-beaters in these playoffs, to save the season. He’s done it once already this spring, playing through cramps and scoring 45 points in a Game 7 win over Indiana. But he’s played nine games since, and gotten less and less rest as the playoffs have progressed. His body has been forced to handle more than he imagined. James has been down 3-2 in the conference finals before. In 2012, he faced a Game 6 elimination in Boston and scored 45 points with 15 rebounds and five rebounds as Miami won. Now he’s trying to keep this flawed Cavs team alive long enough for another trip to Boston. On Friday (Saturday, PHL time), James will take the floor with his future hanging in the air. His second stint with the Cavs could end this summer if he opts out of his $35.6 million contract for next season and leaves again as a free agent, a decision he can delay again with a win. But before he picks home or Philadelphia or Los Angeles or anywhere else, he’s got at least one more game in Cleveland. Game 6. “No question in my mind that he’ll bounce back,” Lue said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News14 hr. 35 min. ago

Paul paves way for Rockets, but will he be there in the end?

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com HOUSTON — If he doesn’t take another step on that tender right hamstring in these Western Conference finals, Chris Paul did what he came here to do. That won’t be enough for him, of course. No Hall of Fame-level competitor is ever satisfied with just reaching the precipice of a dream. They want it all. And you know Chris Paul’s every intention is to get to the summit. You don’t wait as long as he has, fight through as many barriers as he has throughout his career and get to the final seconds of a defining game like Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, and not feel the burn when you have to watch the outcome from the bench. Paul’s right hamstring didn’t allow him to take in the final, frantic 22.4 seconds of the Houston Rockets’ 98-94 win over the Golden State Warriors Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) at Toyota Center. He tweaked it trying to drive to the basket on Quinn Cook with the Rockets clinging to a 95-94 lead. Another injury for the man who has seen so many of his playoff dreams vanish in a haze of different injuries over the course of his career. It has to sting. He went from shimmying at Stephen Curry after knocking down a wild three-pointer to being forced to watch the end unfold without him on the court to finish what he’d started. But the Rockets are here, up 3-2 in this series and four quarters away from dethroning the defending three-time Western Conference champion Warriors. Paul's availability for Saturday’s (Sunday, PHL time) Game 6 remained a mystery late into the night; he received treatment after the game and did not speak to the media. “He’ll be evaluated tomorrow,” said Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni, who for the second straight game in this series relied on just a seven-man rotation. “But obviously you saw him limp off, and he’s a tough guy. So they’ll do whatever they can do. If he’s there, great, good for him. If he isn’t, we have enough guys, it’s time for somebody else to step up. We’ve got plenty of guys over there that will have some fresh legs, that’s for sure. So we’ll be alright. We’ve just got to continue doing what we’re doing and we’ll find our way.” The Rockets found their way with Paul lighting the path of another heavyweight fight. Rockets fans left the building on an emotional high thanks to Paul, who scored 18 of his 20 points after halftime, after a brutal 1-for-7 shooting performance in the first half that made you wonder if he came into this game injured already. Once again he willed these Rockets past adversity, the same way he did in the close-out game of the conference semifinal against Utah when he piled up 20 of his playoff career-high 41 points down the stretch of a Game 5 masterpiece. “Well his spirits aren’t great,” D’Antoni said. “He wanted to be out there, and for sure he’s worried and all that. That’s normal. And like I said, we’ll see [Friday] how it goes. But what he did was remarkable. When we were kind of teetering, he made two or three three's. That’s just his heart. He made something out of nothing. His heart, his will to win, I don’t know how many times everybody’s got to see it in this league. He’s one of the best players that have played the game. Just his will alone and what it means to basketball, I don’t know. If you can’t root for him, I think you’ve got some problems.” The Warriors are loaded with problems then. Because they’ve surely seen enough of Paul in the deciding moments of the last two games in this series. Paul led the charge in Game 4 at Oracle Arena and did it again in the third quarter of Game 5, keeping the Rockets right with the Warriors during the period they’ve owned by draining three of his four attempts from beyond the three-point line during an unconscious third-quarter stretch. “It was well-deserved,” Curry said, a showman tipping his cap to a fellow showman. “It was a tough shot. If you can shimmy on somebody else, you’ve got to be alright getting shimmied on. So I’ll keep shimmying and maybe he will too, so we’ll see what happens.” It was more than just the shimmying, though. Time after time Paul got the switch he wanted, backed up and went at bigger Warriors defenders and got whatever he wanted. “Well, Chris is a Hall of Fame player, this is what they do,” said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. “They put James [Harden] and Chris in pick-and-roll every single time. So they’re going to challenge you. We did a great job. They combined to shoot 11-for-40. He hit two 35-foot three's that were just unbelievable. You’ve got to live with that.” The Rockets have lived off of it all season. They knew it would the moment Paul was acquired in that blockbuster trade with the LA Clippers that set this Rockets’ Western Conference takeover attempt in motion. The aesthetics be damned. Keep your analytics. Sometimes the biggest moments require the unthinkable, unbelievable shots Kerr spoke of. “That’s the most difficult shots you can imagine,” Harden said of Paul’s three-point heroics and his entire arsenal of shot-clock beating artistry. “He’s been doing it all year, and he just manages to get those shots off and make big plays. He was built for it.” If only his body was built for the pounding that comes with the work he has to do, often as the smallest man on the floor. Paul’s body always seems to betray him at the very worst times. Dragging up the long list of bumps, bruises and season-derailing instances won't do any good now. It won’t do the Rockets any good, with or without him in Game 6, or even a Game 7, back here Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) if needed. Paul’s right leg will be on the minds of each and every one of his teammates as they prepare for the next step on this wild ride that began with a humbling Game 1 defeat that temporarily cost them home court advantage they’ve since snatched back. Can they win three straight and finish this? Is it even a realistic possibility without Paul available? “There is concern, obviously,” Rockets veteran Trevor Ariza said. “I hope he’s healthy. I hope he gets better and if not, somebody else has to step up and do what we’ve been doing all year, step in and try and help this team win.” Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News14 hr. 35 min. ago

DTI Chief Says Drop in Competitiveness Ranking ‘Hard to Believe’

Trade and industry Secretary Ramon Lopez said Thursday that the country’s supposed plunge in competitiveness ranking as indicated by a survey done by Swiss business school IMD is “hard to believe” as the Philippines has been recording robust economic growth. The IMD World Competitiveness Report showed that the Philippines ranked 50th this year from the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated News17 hr. 14 min. ago

Jumamoy shines as NU bags Freego Cup crown

Reinhard Jumamoy completed a fastbreak play with five seconds left as National University nipped La Salle Greenhills, 66-65, to capture the 15-year-old division crown in the fifth HDBL Freego Kids Cup at the SGS Stadium in Quezon City recently......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News19 hr. 48 min. ago