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Market seen remaining volatile

The stock market enjoyed some positive trading last week as a result of some good news such as the preliminary outcome of trade talks between US and China wherein both countries are leaning toward averting a full blown trade war......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceDec 16th, 2018Related News

ABL: Balkman, Alab Pilipinas still too hot to handle for Indonesia

Alab Pilipinas put on a show against CLS to commence their campaign in the 2018-2019 Asean Basketball League. On Sunday inside the GOR CLS in Surabaya, Indonesia, it was an encore performance for the Filipinos as they invaded the home stage of the Knights with a gutsy 88-80 decision in overtime. The Puerto Rican pair of Renaldo Balkman and PJ Ramos was still a problem for the Indonesians as the former finished with 36 points and 12 rebounds and the latter ended with a 25-marker, 11-board double-double. Just hours after knowing he had been picked second overall in the 2018 PBA Draft, Ray Parks Jr. contributed 10 points, three rebounds, and two assists to help the Philippines go streaking with two wins in a row to open its title defense. Unlike the last time the two teams met a week ago, Alab had to work for the win. They only had a two-point edge, 75-73, with 37 ticks to go before Wong Wei Long willed a layup through all of Ethan Alvano, Balkman, and Ramos to tie the tally. Neither side would score from there and the game went into overtime. There, Balkman continued working and, by his lonesome, outscored all of their opponents, 8-5. Parks Jr. and Caelan Tiongson also had timely contributions in the extra period as the Filipinos evaded the upset ax. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 16th, 2018Related News

Alab survives CLS Indonesia in rematch for 2nd straight win

      MANILA, Philippines – New venue, same result. Sort of. For the second straight game, the San Miguel Alab Pilipinas defeated the CLS Knights Indonesia in a thrilling 88-80 overtime win at Surabaya, Indonesia on Sunday, December 16. The Knights tried to bounce back from a 27-point beating, 67-94 , in their ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 16th, 2018Related News

Abra officials suspended for “fake” road project

The Abra provincial board suspended Lagayan town mayor Jendricks Luna and wife, vice-mayor Joy Chrisma for allegedly falsely reporting the completion of an over one million worth of a road project......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsDec 16th, 2018Related News

WATCH: ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ dice decides winner of electoral tie

In a bid to determine the winner of the electoral tie for the irrigation district's board of commissioners in California, United States, two candidates determined their fates with the aid of a 20-sided "Dungeons & Dragons" dice. The incumbentByron-Bethany irrigation district director Larry Enos and challenger Milan "Pete" Petrovich rolled the dice --- taken from the board game of someone in the office --- three times to determine the winner on Dec. 7, as reported by Mercury News on the same day. Because the county's election code did not specify how to break a tie, they resorted to rolling the dice of the fantasy tabletop role-playing game to resolve the matter. The historical ...Keep on reading: WATCH: ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ dice decides winner of electoral tie.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 16th, 2018Related News

Apple invests in ‘Peanuts’ gang, scores rights to Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Co.

Tech giant Apple has secured the rights produce the new content based on Charles M. Schulz's beloved 'Peanut' gang, as it moves to strengthen its suite of talent and original productions on the streaming platform. The tie-up with DHX Media will see the creation of several series, specials and shorts featuring iconic Charles M. Schulz characters such as Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the entire Peanuts gang. DHX, the Canadian-based kids programming giant that acquired a stake in the Peanuts franchise in 2017, will produce all of the projects, as per The Hollywood Reporter. The move marks a dedicated push into children's programming across the board, with both Netflix and HBO also rec...Keep on reading: Apple invests in ‘Peanuts’ gang, scores rights to Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Co......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 16th, 2018Related News

LTFRB to run after Angkas in Cebu

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 7 (Central Visayas) will start apprehending Angkas riders, who will take passengers despite the Supreme Court (SC) ruling restraining a lower court order blocking authorities from apprehending the app-based ride-hailing motorcycles. This, as Mayor Tomas Osmeña said Thursday the SC ruling against Angkas is detrimental to the […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 16th, 2018Related News

ABL: Alab Pilipinas out for repeat over CLS in Indonesia | ABS-CBN Sports

Alab Pilipinas is hoping it will be a case of different time, different place, but same result when they take on Indonesian team CLS once more in the 2018-2019 ABL......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 16th, 2018Related News

Hundreds of drug cases, 2 islands and 1 brave judge closing gap

CEBU CITY --- For the past five years, Judge Mory Nueva has been crossing between the islands of Samar and Cebu to help reduce docket congestion and speed up the dispensation of justice in the trial courts.   The constant travel is not easy. After all, Samar is 217 kilometers northeast of Cebu City.   "It is tiresome," the 50-year-old judge conceded.   Nueva used to board a ferry in Samar once or twice a month for Cebu before he eventually decided to travel by plane to cut travel time and avoid risks to his personal safety.   And his is a job that entails a lot of risks.   Just a month ago, Nueva received an urgent appeal to exon...Keep on reading: Hundreds of drug cases, 2 islands and 1 brave judge closing gap.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 16th, 2018Related News

Alderman, wife survive slay try

The police are conducting a thorough investigation to determine the motive behind the ambush of a councilor and his wife last Friday afternoon in Bacolod City. A massive manhunt was also launched against the three suspects who immediately fled on board their vehicle after the attack. Probers said the victims, Councilor Ricardo “Cano” Tan and […].....»»

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

119 convicts eyed for executive clemency

The Board of Pardons and Parole (BPP) announced Friday that 119 inmates of various penal facilities are being considered for executive clemency......»»

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

2018 PBA Draft Baller Breakdown: Rodolfo “Jjay” Alejandro

Another former King Bulldog, Jjay Alejandro has always been known as a scorer. Ever since his days with Malayan College, Jjay could light up the scoreboard, connecting from inside and out; while at the same time making a name for himself as a deadly shooter. While he joined the NU Bulldogs primarily as an outside threat, he improved his scoring in the college ranks year in and year out, averaging almost 17 points per game in his final year. Coincidentally, his final year was played under the mentorship of multi-titled coach, Jamike Jarin, who developed Jjay no longer just as a scorer, but more of a playmaker and leader. Not only was he allowed to play point guard more often, Coach Jamike highlighted his leadership, designating him Team Captain in his senior year.   STRENGTHS Season 80 (his final year) saw Jjay’s usage rate skyrocket, logging an average 33 minutes, scoring 17 points, grabbing 6.4 rebounds, and dishing out 6.7 assists per contest. He also shot close to 40 percent from the field and 27.5 percent from downtown, with almost two 3-pointers a game. Most impressive in my opinion was the emergence of his passing ability, which had been underrated throughout his career. With the ball in his hand more often, Jjay was able to create more opportunities for himself and his teammates by getting into the paint, where he showed a lot of craftiness and composure in traffic. As a result, he more than doubled his assist numbers from season 79. AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT Areas which he will need to improve on as he makes the jump to the PBA are primarily his strength and his defense. While Jjay is a deft pickpocket who can swipe at ballhandlers or play the passing lanes, he will have to hold his own on a nightly basis against stronger and taller guards. That means he’ll have to work on his on-ball defense, whether perimeter or in the post. If he wants to carve out a regular spot in the rotation, he’ll have to play point guard effectively, while polishing his jumper such that he’ll have a quicker release, as defenders are much quicker and smarter in the pros -- think Kevin Alas when he made the jump from college ball. That means tightening his handles, and improving not just his court vision, but his overall control of the game. One thing he’s definitely got going for him though is his ability to make plays in the clutch. Jjay Alejandro has never been known to shy away from big moments, and he will be more than willing to take and make big shots to decide the outcome of a game. That is one thing PBA teams are always on the lookout for.  .....»»

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

Home, finally

The three historic church bells of Balangiga began their journey home to Eastern Samar at 8:30 a.m. Friday on board a Philippine Air Force (PAF) C-130 plane from Pasay City, 117 years after they were taken as a war booty by American troops in retaliation for what historians described as the “worst defeat” suffered by… link: Home, finally.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 15th, 2018Related News

ADB OKs $408M in Marawi funds

The board of the Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday gave the green light to a total of $408 million in loans and grants for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of war-torn Marawi City.   The financing package, called Emergency Assistance for Reconstruction and Recovery of Marawi, included two loans worth $400 million on top of $8 million in grants, ADB country director for the Philippines Kelly Bird told a press conference.   Bird said a $300-million quick disbursing loan would fund selected programs, projects and activities under the Bangon Marawi Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Program (BMCRRP), which covers areas outside ground ze...Keep on reading: ADB OKs $408M in Marawi funds.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 15th, 2018Related News

Angkas to defy LTFRB

Motorcycle ride-hailing application Angkas will continue its commuter transport operations despite a crackdown by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, officials said yesterday......»»

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

Sulu gets first outside investment with food and beverage company

MANILA, Philippines – Sulu Food and Beverage Corporation (SFBC), a food and beverage manufacturing project backed by  Destileria Limtuaco , got the green light from the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao’s (ARMM) Regional Board of Investments (RBOI) marking a milestone in the region.  SFBC was the first outside investment to be approved by ........»»

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

Parents, Child Dies in a Vehicular Accident

An accident killed a family who was going home from a Christmas Party after a tanker hit them along Osmeña St. on December 13, 2018. According to Facebook post of Nagiel Bañacia, head of the Cebu Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said that the family on board a motorcycle was traversing the area going […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 14th, 2018Related News

Why Angkas plans to continue operations despite Supreme Court ruling

Motorcycle ride-hailing app Angkas announced that it will continue operations despite the Supreme Court’s recent resolution allowing the Land Transportation, Francising and Regulatory Board to apprehend their riders. Angkas Spokesperson George Royeca in a statement to reporters on Friday said the company would continue its services as the temporary restraining order issued by the high […] The post Why Angkas plans to continue operations despite Supreme Court ruling appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopDec 14th, 2018Related News

Peso plunges to one-month low on BSP decision

THE PESO slipped to a one-month low on Friday, reacting to the central bank’s decision to keep rates steady and as the dollar picked up across the board in reaction to events in China and Europe......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceDec 14th, 2018Related News

LTFRB tells Angkas to respect SC order

The Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board on Friday called on Angkas to respect the decision of the Supreme Court, which stopped anew the operations of the motorcycle ride-sharing app......»»

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