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‘Impressive:’ PH Navy flaunts first-ever missile system

ABOARD BRP DAVAO DEL SUR --- After a successful missile test fire in August, the Philippine Navy on Wednesday showed off its new capabilities with Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in the audience. It was the first time the Defense chief witnessed the live-fire capability of the high-end weapons acquired earlier this year, which ushered the missile age in the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The demonstration, held at the vicinity of Lamao Point, Bataan, follows the rounds of sea acceptance tests conducted last August. The main target this time was the decommissioned BRP Dionisio Ojeda. The Spike-Extended Range (ER) Missile Launching System and Mini Typhoon Machine Gun Syst...Keep on reading: ‘Impressive:’ PH Navy flaunts first-ever missile system.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 7 hr. 39 min. ago Related News

One person diagnosed with HIV in WV in every 13 hours

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ONE PERSON is diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Western Visayas every 13 hours, according to Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD)-6. Caroline Tumabotabo, Nurse V of CHD-6, said Western Visayas ranked fifth in the country in terms of the percentage of new HIV cases in August 2018. “From 1986 […] The post One person diagnosed with HIV in WV in every 13 hours appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 19th, 2018Related News

Hamilo Coast breaks new grounds for Freia

FOLLOWING its successful groundbreaking in August, Hamilo Coast, SM Group’s premiere beach resort town, introduces its latest seaside condominium development—Freia. “Freia was created with the end user in mind. Adopting…READ The post Hamilo Coast breaks new grounds for Freia appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Nov 18th, 2018Related News

UAAP: DLSZ tower-less for rest of year as Cortez recovers from injury

Raven Cortez is yet to play his first game for De La Salle Zobel in the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. Now two games into the tournament, the Junior Archers continue to miss the services of their third-year tower. As it turns out, Cortez suffered a right knee injury even before the beginning of the season. “Nagka-MCL bruise po ako nung August pa,” he shared. That has forced him to miss out DLSZ’s first two games in the season as well as, apparently, the rest of the first round. “Second round pa po ako makakabalik,” he said. The season’s first round will run through the remaining two months of 2018 while the second round will start in January 2019. Because of that, the boys from Alabang would have big shoes to fill – big shoes that were worn by a 6-foot-7 big man who averaged 11.8 point, 11.4 rebounds, 3.7 blocks, and 1.5 assists a season ago. Thus far, without him, they have recorded a win-loss record of 1-1. When Cortez finally returns, however, he only promises to be stronger than ever. “I promise na I’ll be back stronger and do my best to help the team be in the Final Four again,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 18th, 2018Related News

Abus release kidnapped Zambo woman

PAGADIAN CITY – Abu Sayyaf militants in the southern Sulu province released a woman they kidnapped in August in Zamboanga […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2018Related News

7 Court of Appeals justices shortlisted for Supreme Court post

The Judicial and Bar Council has shortlisted seven Court of Appeals magistrates for the associate justice post in the Supreme Court left vacant by the promotion of now retired chief justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro last August......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2018Related News

Rohingya say prayers of thanks after repatriation halted

BALUKHALI, Bangladesh – Rohingya Muslims living in Bangladeshi refugee camps gave prayers of thanks Friday, November 16, after threatened repatriations back to Myananmar were halted. None of the 720,000 Rohingya who fled Myanmar after a military crackdown in August last year volunteered for the returns which were scheduled to start Thursday, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 17th, 2018Related News

MRT-3 makes longest zero offloading streak

The Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) has recorded 31 consecutive days of no unloading incidents from 16 October to 15 November 2018. This was the longest “no offloading” streak recorded by the railway system as it surpassed the 29 consecutive days without unloading incidents it achieved from 4 July to 1 August 2018, the […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 16th, 2018Related News

Foreign direct investments for January to August 2018 up by 31%

MANILA, Philippines – Investor confidence in the Philippine economy "remained strong" as foreign direct investments (FDIs) from January to August 2018 soared by 31% at $7.42 billion. The  Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported a dip for the month of August 2018 with only $752 million in FDI net inflows, 17.7% down from ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2018Related News

Vietnam fostering ties with the Philippines amid rapprochement with China

In August 2018, President Duterte conveyed to his countrymen that he expected China would be fair on the South China Sea dispute and that they should accept Beijing as a good neighbor. He told his fellow Filipinos: “I am sure that in the end, China will be fair and the equity will be distributed.” He predicted that “in the days to come, we would realize that China…is really a good neighbor.”.....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceNov 13th, 2018Related News

Net FDI inflows slump in August

Net foreign direct investments (FDI) slumped to their lowest level in five months in August, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data showed on Monday. At $752 million, the net inflow...READ MORE The post Net FDI inflows slump in August appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Nov 13th, 2018Related News

Foreign investments drop to 5-month low in August 2018

Foreign direct investment inflows dropped by more than 41 percent to a five-month low of $752 million in August from $1.28 billion in the same month last year amid concerns over rising interest rates and slower economic expansion, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceNov 12th, 2018Related News

Philippines’ August net FDI hits lowest in 5 months

MANILA — Net foreign direct investments (FDI) in the Philippines fell to their lowest in five months in August, but inflows in the first eight months of the year rose 31 percent, the central bank said on Monday. In August alone, net FDI totaled $752 million, down 41 percent compared with the $1.28 billion inflows in the same […] The post Philippines’ August net FDI hits lowest in 5 months appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopNov 12th, 2018Related News

Aug. fall caps year-to-date FDI growth

NET foreign direct investments (FDI) slipped to a five-month low in August as all components bared smaller inflows, the central bank reported on Monday......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsNov 12th, 2018Related News

Guimaras’ 5.2 percent inflation slowest among provinces

THE year on year headline inflation rate of Guimaras province recorded at 5.2 percent in October 2018 was the slowest among the six provinces of Western Visayas region. From a 7.2 percent in August, inflation settled to 6.2 percent in September and 5.2 percent in October translating to a 1.0 percentage point decrease every month. […] The post Guimaras’ 5.2 percent inflation slowest among provinces appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 11th, 2018Related News

US to stop refueling planes in Yemen war — report

    The United States will stop refueling aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition that is bombing Yemen, the Washington Post reported Friday. The move comes amid an ongoing international outcry over Saudi actions in Yemen, particularly after a string of high-profile coalition strikes that have killed scores of civilians, many of them children. The Pentagon would not confirm the Post's story. "We continue to have discussions with the Saudis. We have nothing to report at this time," Pentagon spokeswoman Commander Rebecca Rebarich said. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in August warned that US support for the coalition was "not unconditional," noting it must do "ev...Keep on reading: US to stop refueling planes in Yemen war — report.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 10th, 2018Related News

Ebola prevention measures make positive impact in DR Congo

KINSHASA, DR Congo – New measures taken to combat an Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have had a "positive impact," but the virus remains dangerous and unpredictable, the World Health Organization and United Nations said Thursday, November 8, Since the outbreak began in August, 191 people have ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 9th, 2018Related News

16 Chinese among 50 charged for stealing cigarette makers seized by customs in Ecija

      GAPAN CITY – The Gapan police on Thursday charged 50 people, 16 of them Chinese nationals, for the October 5 theft of cigarette-making equipment, which were seized in an August 17 raid by the Bureau of Customs, a belated report said on Friday.   The complaint filed with the Gapan prosecutor’s office… link: 16 Chinese among 50 charged for stealing cigarette makers seized by customs in Ecija.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 9th, 2018Related News

16 Chinese among 50 charged for stealing cigarette makers seized by customs in Ecija

      GAPAN CITY - The Gapan police on Thursday charged 50 people, 16 of them Chinese nationals, for the October 5 theft of cigarette-making equipment, which were seized in an August 17 raid by the Bureau of Customs, a belated report said on Friday.   The complaint filed with the Gapan prosecutor's office identified only two Chinese suspects -- Zheng Man Hu and Yi Fa Ming, whose registered enterprise in Barangay (village) Pambuan was shut down by a BOC team led by the agency's former commissioner Isidro Lapea.   Zheng and Yi have been previously charged for violating Sec. 1419 of Republic Act No. 10863 (the Customs and Modernization and Tarif...Keep on reading: 16 Chinese among 50 charged for stealing cigarette makers seized by customs in Ecija.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 9th, 2018Related News

Naomi Osaka headed for big money with Japan, global appeal

By Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka used a powerful forehand and a matching serve to win the U.S. Open against Serena Williams two months ago, soaring as high as No. 4 this season in the WTA tennis rankings. Off the court — on the marketing front — she has the same potential. Maybe more. "It's very, very rare to find a Japanese-born female athlete who appeals to an international audience," said Bob Dorfman, a sports marketing expert and creative director at Baker Street Advertising in San Francisco, California. Serena Williams topped the Forbes list of the highest-earning female athletes this year at $18 million, almost all endorsements. Osaka appears to be the right woman in the right sport at the right time with the draw to overtake Williams. "What's more, tennis, especially women's tennis, is a sport that lends itself to a broad variety of sponsors: sporting goods, health and beauty, fashion, lifestyle, travel, personal care, you name it," Dorfman said. "And the sport's international following brings with it a large, loyal and affluent fan base. All the more reason why so many companies are lining up to sign her up." The big question is: Can she keep this up? Much has happened very quickly for her, notes former tennis star Chris Evert. "You know, it's going to be life-changing for her and very, very important," Evert said. "From what I see, she is very humble and from what I see, her parents are very humble people. Hopefully they won't go Hollywood on us. We don't want that to happen." Osaka's multicultural background — Japan-born but raised in the U.S. by a Haitian-American father and a Japanese mother — adds to her wide appeal, endearing her to fans in Japan and elsewhere. Her disarming charm, off and on the court, including how she handled the turmoil surrounding her win over Williams, is also winning people over. "She appeals to the young and old, men and women, everyone," said Shigeru Tanaka, advertising manager at Citizen, her sponsor since August. Tokyo-based Citizen Watch Co.'s 80,000 yen ($700) Naomi Osaka watch is selling out at stores in Japan, thanks to the exposure it got on her wrist at the U.S. Open. Citizen was quick to take advantage of her Grand Slam win, taking out a one-third page ad in the Yomiuri newspaper's extra edition report of her win. Companies won't say how much her contracts are worth, but they tend to be written so that if she keeps winning, her earnings will keep going up. If one company won't pay, another will just snatch her up, marketing experts say. Although Japanese baseball players like Ichiro and Shohei Ohtani are superstars, that sport doesn't have the global appeal of tennis. There are Olympians, but their appeal tends to come and go every four years. Japan is "just starving for a star," Evert said. Osaka has been wearing various Citizen watches in matches and in photo ops and has told reporters the first watch she got from her mom was a Citizen. She has also said her father drove a Nissan while she was growing up — another in a growing line of sponsors. Besides Citizen, Osaka has deals with instant noodle-maker Nissin Foods Group, Japanese badminton and tennis racket maker Yonex Co., and athletic-wear and sneaker giant Adidas. Nissan Motor Co. signed Osaka as its three-year "brand ambassador" in September. The deal was in the works for a while, but the timing couldn't have been better, coming right after the U.S. Open. The Yokohama-based automaker is mulling a "Naomi Osaka model" car. She is also getting keys to a silver GT-R sports car. Investing in Osaka enhances brand image for the long-term, said Masao Tsutsumi, general manager in charge of Osaka-related marketing at Nissan. He said her transformation from "every girl" to superstar parallels the automaker's commitment to technological innovation. "She also is such a nice person while being utterly professional," he added. Yonex has been supplying rackets to Osaka since she was 10, after receiving a letter from her mother. The Osaka effect is evident in the growing popularity of Yonex rackets among younger Americans, the company says. Appearing before Yonex employees in Tokyo, Osaka drew affectionate laughter by insisting on addressing the crowd in Japanese, though she managed only a few words, including "onaji," or "the same," says Nori Shimojo, the company's official in charge of tennis player service. At just 21, Osaka's got plenty of time to learn the language of her birthplace if she wants to. As for her sponsorship windfall, she is shrugging it all off. "I wouldn't really know because I have never been in this territory," she said during a recent tournament in Singapore. "For me, I just focus on my matches, and, I mean, like I'm a tennis player, so I just play tennis." ___ Sandra Harwitt in Singapore contributed to this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 9th, 2018Related News