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

I think it’s fine, it’s normal -- Jack Reid

Sa grand media launch kahapon ng Squad Goals kung saan ay isa sa mga bida ang nakababatang kapatid ni James Reid na si Jack, natanong ang 20-year-old newbie tungkol sa tsismis ng pagli-live-in ng kapatid at girlfriend na si Nadine Lustre. Ayon kay Jack, wala siya sa posisyon para sagutin….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News41 min. ago

ASEAN, China Plan First Joint Naval Training in 2018

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plan to hold maritime drills later this year in a move security analysts said could be Beijing's way of consolidating power as it moves.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News55 min. ago

ASEAN, China Plan First Joint Naval Training in 2018

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plan to hold maritime drills later this year in a move security analysts said could be Beijing's way of consolidating power as it moves.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News1 hr. 28 min. ago

Fajardo to receive fourth straight PSA Mr. Basketball award

June Mar Fajardo is expected to cast a giant shadow over next week’s staging of the SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Awards Night at the Maynila Hall of the Manila Hotel. The San Miguel big man will be bestowed the Mighty Sports Mr. Basketball award during the Feb. 27 rites presented by MILO and Cignal TV for another dominant PBA season last year which saw the 6-foot-10 Cebuano pride romp off with an unprecedented fourth straight MVP trophy.  Fajardo became the first-ever player to win the league’s highest individual award four consecutive seasons - and only the third in history to emerge a four-time MVP after legends Ramon Fernandez and Alvin Patrimonio. This will also be the fourth straight time the oldest media organization in the country is honoring the 28-year-old center for excellence in basketball. Last year, Fajardo further established his claim as the biggest name in Philippine basketball today after steering the Beermen to a record-tying three straight Philippine Cup championships that allowed the fable franchise to become only the second team in PBA annals to bring home the June Bernardino Perpetual trophy after TnT Katropa.  The former no. 1 pick out of University of Cebu also proved his worth by leading Gilas Pilipinas to a sweep of the Southeast Asian Basketball Association (SEABA) Championship, and then suited up for the national team in its FIBA Asia Cup campaign despite suffering a strained calf muscle prior to the ballclub’s departure for Beirut, Lebanon. Previous players hailed as Mr. Basketball include Calvin Abueva and Terrence Romeo.  Volleyball players Dawn Macandili and Marck Espejo as well as well as golfer Clyde Mondilla are also recipients of special awards during the affair that has the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) as major sponsor and backers in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Mighty Sports, Globalport, Rain or Shine, and Smart.  Macandili, adjudged second Best Libero during the 2017 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championships here, will be handed the Ms. Volleyball title, while Espejo is Mr. Volleyball on account of him winning a fourth UAAP MVP trophy after steering Ateneo to a third straight championship.  For topping the Philippine Golf Tour Order of Merit (OOM), Mondilla is Mr. Golf of the year. The four special awardees are part of the total 105 personalities and entities which make up the season’s honor roll list, topped by PSA-Tapa King Athlete of the Year Jerwin Ancajas, Carlo Biado, and Krizziah Lyn Tabora. Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol, a former sportswriter, columnist, and boxing analyst, will be the special guest of honor of this year’s event......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News2 hr. 41 min. ago

Cojuangco, Vargas battle anew for POC presidency

The battle for the Philippine Olympic Committee presidency continues after incumbent leader Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr. and Ricky Vargas of Association of Boxing Alliance of the Philippines filed their certificates of candidacy Wednesday. Both parties submitted their certificates of candidacy at the POC office inside the Philsports Complex in Pasig City where an election committee headed by Frank Elizalde will review their eligibility to run in the scheduled election on Friday. Cycling federation president and Tagaytay City representative Abraham ‘Bambol’ Tolentino and table tennis head Ting Ledesma also filed their COCs. The 82-year-old former Tarlac representative Cojuangco won his fourth term as president unopposed during the November 2016 POC election after Vargas was disqualified to run after allegedly failing to meet the qualifications of being active members of the POC general assembly. Tolentino, who ran as POC chairman during the poll two years ago, was also disqualified for the same reason. Vargas, whose attempt for a temporary restraining order on the 2016 poll was denied by the Pasig Regional Trial Court, won an election case his camp filed on the same court December last year.   According to the court decision, the ‘elections of POC last Nov. 25, 2016 for Chairman and President is null and void” and ordered a reelection. An extraordinary POC general assembly was called Monday regarding the election with Vargas again fearing disqualification.   The election will be held 12:00 noon at Wack Wack Golf and Country Club......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News2 hr. 41 min. ago

Italian insurer Generali refocuses on lucrative PH market

MANILA, Philippines – Global insurance giant Generali Group has reemerged to focus on potentially lucrative gaps in the Philippine insurance market. The Italy-based group had a 17-year partnership with Henry Sy-led BDO Unibank Incorporated  which ended in 2016 when the country's largest bank bought out its share of the joint venture. "BDO ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News4 hr. 41 min. ago

NEDA seeks to strengthen trade ties with U.S.

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government plans to implement measures aimed at strengthening its ties with the United States, said the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), after it saw upbeat trade performance last year. Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said before the US-Philippines Society on Monday, February 19, that the Philippines ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News4 hr. 41 min. ago

ESPN5 to air exclusive coverage of National Cheerleading Championship

This year's National Cheerleading Championship will be exclusively aired on ESPN5 and streamed on its digital property,»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News7 hr. 7 min. ago

Malaysia arrests 10 over links with South Philippines militants

Malaysian police have arrested 10 people on suspicion of aiding the movement of militants between the eastern state of Sabah and the southern Philippines, a hotbed of Islamic insurgency, the second batch of arrests this year......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News7 hr. 7 min. ago

No OFW should die in the hands of abusive employers – Villanueva on Kuwait deployment ban

Senator Joel Villanueva on Wednesday scrutinized the government’s labor protection policies for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in light of the gruesome death of 29-year-old Joanna Daniella Demafelis, as well as other OFWs in Kuwait......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News7 hr. 7 min. ago

20-year T-bonds fetch higher rates

MANILA, Philippines — Newly issued 20-year Treasury-bonds (T-bonds) fetched higher rates yesterday amid expectations of policy tightening in the US and the P.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News8 hr. 7 min. ago

Competition agency mulls adjustment of P1-B mergers and acquisitions review trigger

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Competition Commission is set to release mergers and acquisition guidelines this year, including an adjustment of the th.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News8 hr. 7 min. ago

Text of revised Pacific trade deal released amid fresh push

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND — Details of a revamped cross-Pacific pact aimed at slashing trade barriers were released Wednesday amid a renewed push for the US to rejoin the 11-nation deal. New Zealand unveiled the official text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP-11, which had to be redrawn after Donald J. Trump rejected it last year […] The post Text of revised Pacific trade deal released amid fresh push appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News9 hr. 7 min. ago

Ayala Land to raise up to P25 billion from debt notes, loan

Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) plans to raise up to P25 billion of combined debts, bilateral term loans, and qualified buyer notes this year, to partially finance capital requirements and refinance existing debt. In a disclosure to the stock exchange on Wednesday, Feb. 21, ALI said its board of directors has approved to conduct a fundraising […] The post Ayala Land to raise up to P25 billion from debt notes, loan appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News9 hr. 7 min. ago

Gold drought about to end: Russians 1-2 after short program

GANGNEUNG, South Korea --- Friends, rivals, and soon, medalists. The only question is: Which Russian teen figure skating star will end the nation's gold medal drought? Alina Zagitova or Evgenia Medvedeva will almost certainly take gold in one of the Winter Games marquee events after they went 1-2 in the women's short program Wednesday with the highest scores ever. The 15-year-old Zagitova and the 18-year-old Medvedva train with the same coach, hang out together and set world records just minutes apart. With a dominating lead over the field, their friendly competition is the main drama left when the women compete in the free skate Friday. With all of Russia waiting for the...Keep on reading: Gold drought about to end: Russians 1-2 after short program.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News9 hr. 41 min. ago

Fish related to ‘world’s ugliest animal’ among creatures hauled off Australia deep-sea abyss

More than 100 rarely seen fish species were hauled up from a deep and cold abyss off Australia during a scientific voyage, researchers said Wednesday, including a cousin of the "world's ugliest animal" Mr. Blobby. Scientists spent a month last year on a vessel off the country's eastern seaboard surveying life lurking up to 4.8 kilometers (2.9 miles) below the surface, using nets, sonar and deep-sea cameras. Over 42,000 fish and invertebrates were caught, some of which are potentially new species with scientists gathering in the Tasmanian capital Hobart this week to examine them more closely. They include blob fishes, which are cousins of Mr. Blobby, who was voted the world's...Keep on reading: Fish related to ‘world’s ugliest animal’ among creatures hauled off Australia deep-sea abyss.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News9 hr. 41 min. ago

Struggling Lady Maroons

What a difference a year makes. I am saying this with a big sigh seeing how the University of the Philippines (UP) Lady Fighting Maroons are having it rough and difficult in the ongoing University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. To date, after four games, the Diliman-based spikers are […] The post Struggling Lady Maroons appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News11 hr. 7 min. ago

Japan reports suspected North Korea sanctions breach

TOKYO: Japan has reported a new suspected sanctions violation by Pyongyang to the UN after spotting an apparent cargo transfer between a ship marked with Chinese characters and a North Korean vessel, the Japanese foreign ministry said. The incident is the third time this year that Tokyo has reported a cargo transfer by a North [...] The post Japan reports suspected North Korea sanctions breach appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News12 hr. 28 min. ago

UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Espejo sizzles in Ateneo s escape

Three-time defending champion Ateneo de Manila University overcame a seven-point deficit in the fourth set and a gritty resistance from the upset-conscious Adamson University in a 25-14, 25-27, 25-23, 28-26 escape Wednesday in the 80th UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Four-time Most Valuable Player Marck Espejo spewed fire as he unloaded a season-high 31 points off 26 attacks, three kill blocks and a couple of aces in the Blue Eagles’ fourth straight win in five outings that pushed Ateneo up to solo second behind unbeaten Far Eastern University (4-0). The Katipunan-based squad went down 11-18 in the fourth set with the Falcons pounding on offense coupled by Ateneo’s string of miscues. But the Blue Eagles, whose last defeat against the San Marcelino-based squad was in Season 78 first round, slowly chipped away Adamson’s lead before moving at match point, 24-23, off a kill by Ron Medalla. The Falcons saved a match point in the next play but Espejo was there to give the lead back to Ateneo. Medalla committed a service error in the next play before Espejo put Ateneo again at match point on a crosscourt hit. Espejo sent his service straight to the net that saved the Falcons another match point. Gian Glorioso answered with a quick attack to push the Blue Eagles back at match point advantage before Leo Miranda hammered his spike wide to surrender the match to Ateneo. Glorioso added 14 points while Season 79 Rookie of the Year Chumason Njigha chipped in 13 markers for the Blue Eagles, who poured 61 attack points orchestrated by Ish Polvorosa's 61 excellent sets. Adamson absorbed its second straight defeat and slid to seventh spot with a 1-4 mark. Philip Yude had 13 points, Paolo Pablico had 12 while Royce Bello added 10 for the Falcons.   ---                   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News14 hr. 54 min. ago

Bullets ‘seized’ from Iloilo airport passenger’s bag

TWO bullets were allegedly recovered from the carry-on bag of a wheelchair-bound woman at the Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo over the weekend. The incident happened afternoon of Feb 17 while the 39-year-old passenger and her elder sister were en route to Metro Manila. Airport authorities found the bullets while scanning the woman’s bag at […] The post Bullets ‘seized’ from Iloilo airport passenger’s bag appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News16 hr. 7 min. ago