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Monetary board member says BSP ready to pause tightening

THE BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) may pause its tightening moves should month-on-month inflation show deceleration, a member of the policy-making Monetary Board said, noting that the impending removal of rice import quotas should help prod overall price increases back to target in 2019. The post Monetary board member says BSP ready to pause tightening appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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6 Cebuanos Tops Chemist and Chemical Technician Board Exams

6 Cebuanos from different Universities in Cebu topped the Chemist and Chemical Technician Board Exams held on October 9 to October 11, 2018. Aaron Gabriel Buenconsejo from University of San Carlos (USC) sits on the top spot of the Chemist Licensure examination with a rating of 91.20%. Multiple Cebuanos also topped the Chemical Technician Licensure […].....»»

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Not about friendship: Duterte on military appointments to Cabinet

  It's all about competence.   President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday explained again the military promotions and his recent appointment of former military men to his Cabinet, saying they were not about friendship.   "When I appoint you, it's not friendship. It has nothing to do with that," the President told military officers and guests at the Army leadership turnover ceremony in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City.   He added, "Alam ng Board of Generals 'yan, I promised that I will not tinker with your... I have yet even to call one Cabinet member or one military or police officials. Alam ninyo 'yan. I do not make calls."   "I've been mayo...Keep on reading: Not about friendship: Duterte on military appointments to Cabinet.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 21 hr. 12 min. ago Related News

England hands Spain its first home loss in 15 years

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — It was an odd scene at Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville: The few visiting English fans were chanting "Ole" at every touch of the ball by their squad, while the home Spanish crowd was jeering its own players. It was only halftime on Monday and the Spaniards had already seen their national team concede three goals for the first time ever in a competitive match at home. By the end, they were witnesses to La Roja's first home loss in 15 years. Raheem Sterling scored twice and Marcus Rashford once in a stunning first half for England, which held on to beat Spain 3-2 in the UEFA Nations League to get back in contention for a spot in the final four of Europe's newest competition. In the other match in League A, Iceland lost to Switzerland 2-1 and was relegated to the second-tier League B. Sterling ended his three-year scoring drought with England with goals on each side of Rashford's strike before the break, leading England to its first win in Spain since 1987. "For a young team, they put in an incredibly mature performance, withstood pressure reasonably well and should all be really proud," England coach Gareth Southgate said. Spain suffered its first loss in a competitive match at home since 2003 against Greece. It hadn't lost at home in 38 matches, and had not conceded three goals in a home match since 1991 in a friendly against Hungary. "It shows how tough it is to come here and win and we have done that," England forward Harry Kane said. "We came out of the blocks firing, great pressing." Paco Alcacer scored Spain's first goal early in the second half and Sergio Ramos claimed the second on the final play of the match. "We have to admit we played very badly in the first half," Spain coach Luis Enrique said. "We made a lot of individual mistakes." Despite the loss, Spain stayed ahead in Group 4 of League A with two more points than England after three matches. Croatia, with a game in hand, was five points behind Spain. Spain could have secured a spot in the last four with a win, while a draw would have ended England's chances of advancing. Only the group winner moves on. Spain started well but its high defensive line struggled against the speed of England's young forwards. The visitors were clinical, scoring on all of their attempts on goal. Spain totaled 25 attempts and 70 percent of possession, and blew it. England opened the scoring early in a fast breakaway. Rashford sent a nice ball into space for Sterling, who entered the area with only the goalkeeper to beat and found the top of the net with a superb finish. It was his first goal for England since 2015, and first ever away from Wembley. "It was a beautiful feeling," Sterling said. "I put a lot of pressure on myself to try to get in the box and score. Sometimes it works for you and sometimes it doesn't, but it's my position to score goals so I need to keep that going." Rashford added to the lead in the 30th after a perfect through ball by Kane, entering the area and finishing with a shot from near the penalty spot. Sterling got on the board again from close range after Kane's set-up in a move which started with a nice pass by Ross Barkley over the top of the Spanish defenders. Spain got on the board in the 58th through a header by substitute striker Alcacer, who has 10 goals in his last six games with club and country. Ramos' last-minute goal also was a header. RELEGATED ICELAND Iceland needed to beat Switzerland for the first time to avoid relegation but the Swiss got off to a two-goal lead and held on to victory. Switzerland routed Iceland 6-0 at home in the team's opener. It moved into a tie with Belgium for first place in Group 2. The Belgians have a game in hand. LOWER LEAGUES In League B, Bosnia-Herzegovina defeated Northern Ireland 2-1 at home to take a six-point lead over Austria atop Group 3. In Group 2 of League C, Finland beat Greece 2-0 at home to remain perfect with four wins and a clean sheet after four matches. Estonia and Hungary drew 3-3 in the group's other match. Luxembourg defeated San Marino 3-0 to take the lead in Group 2 of League D, ahead of Belarus, which was held by Moldova to 0-0......»»

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More NP-Iloilo bets file COCs

By: Gail T. Momblan MORE Nacionalista Party (NP) candidates filed their certificate of candidacies (COCs) for the May 2019 polls with the Provincial Commission on Elections (Comelec) Office on the third day of filing on Oct 15, 2018. NP-Iloilo’s standard-bearer and gubernatorial candidate is fourth district Rep. Ferjenel Biron. Biron’s son, provincial board member Bryant Paul, […] The post More NP-Iloilo bets file COCs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 15th, 2018Related News

Results: October 2018 Chemist, Chemical Technician board exam

This is a press release from the PRC. MANILA, Philippines – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 496 out of 1,101 passed the Chemist Licensure Examination and 1,673 out of 1,916 passed the Chemical Technician Licensure Examination given by the Board of Chemistry in Manila, Cagayan De Oro and Cebu this October 2018. The members ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 15th, 2018Related News

DDB wants list of narco politicians released

The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) is pushing for the release to the public of the list of narco-politicians to guide the voters in the midterm elections next year......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 15th, 2018Related News

T-bill rates up across the board

The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) yesterday rejected all bids for the 91-day Treasury bills (T-bills), and partially awarded 182-day and 364-day securities as interest rates asked by the market rose across-the-board......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceOct 15th, 2018Related News

CAVITEx toll fees may soon increase

TOLL RATES at the Cavite Expressway (CAVITEx) may soon rise, as Cavitex Infrastructure Corp. (CIC) is set to file its application to hike fees before the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) within the month. The post CAVITEx toll fees may soon increase appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceOct 15th, 2018Related News

Italy leaves it late to earn 1st competitive win in a year

By Andrew Dampf, Associated Press ROME (AP) — Italy is finally showing signs of emerging from its crisis, nearly a year after failing to qualify for the World Cup. Cristiano Biraghi's goal in stoppage time earned the Azzurri a much-needed 1-0 win in Poland on Sunday in the UEFA Nations League. Playing in Group 3 of League A, Poland became the first team to be relegated in the new European competition. Italy also hit the crossbar twice in the first half, first with Jorginho then with Lorenzo Insigne. Still, the match appeared headed for a scoreless draw until Biraghi slid in to redirect a corner inside the far post two minutes into injury time. "We dominated the game completely and should have scored earlier," Italy coach Roberto Mancini said. "A 0-0 would have been an unfair result. We played very well but we can still improve a lot. In football you only need time and hard work; magicians do not exist." It was the first national team goal for Biraghi, a full back at Fiorentina. Biraghi celebrated by making a No. 13 with his fingers, a dedication to former Fiorentina captain and Italy defender Davide Astori, who died from cardiac arrest in March. Astori wore the No. 13 shirt. "Astori is a part of me," Biraghi said. "I dedicate my goal to him because if I'm here it is only thanks to him and all the things he taught me when we played together." It was Italy's first competitive victory in more than a year, since beating Albania 1-0 in World Cup qualifying last October. It also ended a five-match winless streak in all competitions and gave Italy a slim chance to catch group leader Portugal. Portugal leads with six points, two ahead of Italy, while Poland is last with one. Italy hosts Portugal in its next and final match but then Portugal has another game at home against Poland. RUSSIA RISING World Cup quarterfinalist Russia needs only one more point to be promoted into League A following a 2-0 win over visiting Turkey in Sochi with goals in the Group 2 game from Roman Neustadter and substitute Denis Cheryshev. Turkey will be relegated from League B if it loses to Sweden on Nov. 17, while Russia can move up with a draw in Sweden three days later. GOALKEEPER ASSIST A long pass from goalkeeper Ariel Harush set up Israel's first goal by Tomer Hemed in a 2-0 win over visiting Albania in League C. Harush also made a series of saves before Israel got its second from Dia Seba. Israel is three points ahead of Scotland and Albania atop Group 1. Also in League C, Romania played the entire second half with 10 men and still drew 0-0 with Serbia. Serbia, which had captain Dusan Tadic miss a penalty, stayed atop Group 4, one point ahead of Montenegro, which won 4-1 in Lithuania. Romania is two points back. UNBEATEN KOSOVO Kosovo held on for a 1-1 draw in the Faeroe Islands to remain unbeaten atop Group 3 in League D. After Milot Rashica's early opener, Rene Joensen equalized after the break for the Faeroes. In the same group, Azerbaijan and Malta also played to a 1-1 draw, with Araz Abdullayev's second-half equalizer canceling out Rowen Muscat's opener for Malta......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 15th, 2018Related News

Australia to stop schools expelling gay students

: Australia's conservative government will ban schools from expelling students over their sexuality, after a public outcry over the issue that threatened to sway the result of a crucial by-ele.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 14th, 2018Related News

1,506 pass PMA entrance exam

The Philippine Military Academy announced yesterday that 1,506 examinees passed the PMA Entrance Examination (PMAEE) conducted last Sept. 9 in 41 testing centers nationwide......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsOct 14th, 2018Related News

Durham, Amer rally Meralco past NLEX

Allen Durham and Baser Amer teamed up in the fourth quarter to rally Meralco past NLEX, 108-105, in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Durham and Amer accounted for 12 of Meralco's final 15 points inside the last four minutes as the Bolts came back from 16 down in the final frame to resuscitate their flatlining quarterfinals bid. "We've struggled throughout the game. We've been struggling a lot lately especially when we came back from Thailand," said Meralco head coach Norman Black. "Our defense is really not on point right now but the players did not give up in this game. They kept fighting until the end and the result is we got a win tonight to keep our ...Keep on reading: Durham, Amer rally Meralco past NLEX.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 14th, 2018Related News

PBA Board unanimously agrees against trade of No. 1 pick

Christian Standhardinger was the No. 1 overall pick by the San Miguel Beermen in the 2017 PBA Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net The PBA Board on Friday decided that teams won't be ab.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 14th, 2018Related News

Intensify protection of Mt. Data reserve — PAMB

The Mt. Data National Park Protected Area Management Board (MDNP-PAMB) reiterated calls to intensify protection of the Mt. Data National Park during its third quarter meeting held at Abatan, Buguias, Benguet......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsOct 14th, 2018Related News

IC chief appointed as trustee in Asean

Insurance Commissioner Dennis Funa has recently been appointed as a member of the board of trustees of the ASEAN Insurance Training & Research Institute (AITRI)......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceOct 14th, 2018Related News

2 suspected drug pushers fall in Quezon buy-bust

LUCENA CITY -- Two suspected drug pushers were nabbed in separate buy-bust operations in Candelaria town in Quezon province on Saturday, police said. Drug enforcement unit collared Ariel Espaltero, 30, after he sold "shabu" (crystal meth) to an undercover police officer in a transaction in Barangay (village) Pahinga around 5:50 p.m., Quezon police chief, Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman, said in a report. The suspect, who was included in the police drug watch list, yielded two plastic sachets of shabu containing a total of 5.61 grams which was valued at P10,378 based on Dangerous Drugs Board estimates. The confiscated shabu was worth P28,000 in the street market at P5,000 per gram. ...Keep on reading: 2 suspected drug pushers fall in Quezon buy-bust.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 14th, 2018Related News

Dutch humiliate Germany in Nations League, Gibraltar wins

By The Associated Press Germany's UEFA Nations League campaign took a humiliating blow after a 3-0 loss at old rival Netherlands on Saturday. Germany remains without a win in the top-tier League A and has yet to score a goal. In the second-tier League B, the Czech Republic got its first win in the new competition — beating host Slovakia 2-1 — and Ireland and Denmark drew 0-0. In League D, Gibraltar won its first competitive game on a memorable night for the tiny territory. Here's a look at Saturday's games. NO GOALS FOR GERMANY Following its disastrous World Cup defense in Russia, Germany has been under pressure to show some progress but it didn't come at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Saturday night. The Germans failed to score for the third straight competitive game, including a humiliating 2-0 loss to South Korea in Russia and a 0-0 draw with France at home in the Nations League. Captain Virgil van Dijk scored only his second international goal before Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum added two more as the Dutch ran riot late in the game. The comprehensive defeat left Germany at the bottom of Group 1 with a single point, days before it heads to Paris to take on group leader and World Cup champion France. France leads the Dutch by a point at the top of the standings. The result also heaped more pressure on Germany coach Joachim Loew, who opted to stay in the job after the 2014 world champion crashed out of the summer's World Cup in Russia at the group stage. "Why are we not scoring? That's difficult to answer, we have clear chances," Loew said. "Had we lost 1-0, it would have been acceptable but breaking apart like this in the last 10 minutes is not good." Germany's scoring woes were personified by Loew's decision to play Mark Uth as a lone striker despite the 27-year-old Schalke player failing to score a goal this season. Uth didn't impress and was substituted in the second half. A corner from the right by Depay exposed German defensive frailties in the 30th. Ryan Babel rose between Jonas Hector and Mats Hummels to head against the underside of the bar and the ball bounced up invitingly for the unmarked Van Dijk to head in. Depay doubled the lead in the 87th, calmly finishing after a quick break down the right by substitute Quincy Promes. The Olympique Lyon striker then hit the crossbar in extra time before Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum made it 3-0 with virtually the last kick of the match as Germany crumbled. CZECHS WIN Substitute striker Patrik Schick scored the winning goal for the visiting Czech Republic to beat Slovakia 2-1 in Trnava. All the goals were in the second half. Three minutes after coming off the bench, Schick rose in the area in the 76th minute to head in a cross from captain Borek Dockal for his second goal in two matches. It was the first win for the Czechs in the competition after losing to Ukraine. Ukraine leads Group 1 in second-tier League B, with three more points than the Czechs. Slovakia remains pointless. Playmaker Marek Hamsik marked his record 108th appearance for Slovakia with his 22nd goal, a rebound after a corner, after Czech striker Michael Krmencik scored the opener following a through ball from Dockal. Ireland drew with Denmark in Group 4 in the only other game in League B later Saturday. Denmark tops the group with four points, one more than Wales in second. Ireland has one point. BULGARIA LEADS Ole Selnaes scored the only goal for Norway to beat Slovenia 1-0 in Group 3 of League C for its second win and trail leader Bulgaria by three points. Bulgaria rallied from a goal down to beat Cyprus 2-1. Cyprus has three points while Slovenia is on zero. GIBRALTAR ENDS LOSING STREAK Gibraltar's national team has recorded its first victory in a competitive match, a 1-0 win at Armenia, after losing its previous 22 competitive games. Joseph Chipolina got the historic winner from the penalty spot in the Group 4 game in League D. Gibraltar players had to listen to the national anthem of Liechtenstein before the match, a mistake for which Armenia FA apologized. Gibraltar hosts Liechtenstein on Tuesday. Macedonia kept a perfect record in the same group with a 4-1 victory over Lichtenstein to lead with nine points. The other three teams are tied on three points. In Group 1 of League D, Georgia made it three wins in three by beating Andorra 3-0 to dominate the standings with nine points. Andorra, Latvia and Kazakhstan all have two points after Latvia and Kazakhstan drew 1-1......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 14th, 2018Related News

Duterte pessimistic about rice sufficiency target due to massive land conversion

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Oct) — President Rodrigo Duterte expressed pessimism about the country’s rice sufficiency target as a result of massive conversion of rice fields into areas intended for growing of export crops. In a press conference upon arrival here Friday from Bali, Indonesia, Duterte said the current rice production of the country […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsOct 13th, 2018Related News

PBA: ROS finally on the board after stopping Gin Kings

Down goes Ginebra. Rain or Shine is finally on the board in the 2018 PBA Governors Cup, stunning the defending two-time champion Gin Kings, 104-97, Saturday at the Quezon Convention Center in Lucena. Winless through four games, the Elasto Painters got their first win on their fifth try, improving to 1-4 in the standings to jumpstart their chase for a playoff spot. ROS led by as many as 19 points in the third period before nearly losing all of it in the fourth. Luckily, the Elasto Painters had enough to hold off Ginebra for the victory. Terrence Watson played his best game for ROS, firing 29 points on top of 19 rebounds. Three locals also finished in double figures for the Elasto Painters led by 18 points from Jewel Ponferada. For the Gin Kings, it was Justin Brownlee with 23 points. Ginebra dropped to 7-2 with the setback, losing their grip for first place.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 13th, 2018Related News