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Why a Filipino esports player was banned from a major Dota 2 tournament

Carlo “Kuku” Palad, a Dota 2 player for Filipino esports team TNC Predator, was banned from attending an upcoming tournament after he was found to have used racist language against the Chinese team during a public game. Dota 2 developer Valve announced in a statement that it was banning Palad from participating in the upcoming […] The post Why a Filipino esports player was banned from a major Dota 2 tournament appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopDec 6th, 2018Related News

Cops arrest 2 suspects in killing of Ateneo grad student

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Police have arrested two suspects in the killing of Ateneo de Manila University graduate student Francis de Leon in Marikina City, the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said on Wednesday, December 5. Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar, NCRPO director, announced the arrest of the suspects ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 5th, 2018Related News

MORE ROOMS IN PARADISE: DOT accredits 243 Boracay establishments

The number of Boracay accommodations that secured Department of Tourism (DOT) accreditation had reached 243 as of Monday. With the holiday season approaching, this meant that 9,248 rooms were available for tourists in the famous resort island. The list of the accredited establishments are posted in the DOT’s official Facebook page. The DOT also reminded […] The post MORE ROOMS IN PARADISE: DOT accredits 243 Boracay establishments appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 30th, 2018Related News

Satur Ocampo, ACT Teachers Rep Castro arrested in Davao del Norte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Former Bayan Muna Representative Satur Ocampo and ACT Teachers Representative France Castro were arrested with over 70 others in Talaingod town in Davao del Norte on Wednesday night, November 28. Ocampo and Castro had just come from a humanitarian mission in Talaingod, Davao del ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 29th, 2018Related News

'AtinTwo: U.P. Maroons nail first UAAP Finals berth in 32 years

   MANILA, Philippines (3RD UPDATE) – The improbable just happened. University of the Philippines – whose Fighting Maroons had been the league’s long-time laughingstock – just crashed into the UAAP Finals for the first time in 32 years. Paul Desiderio knocked in the game-winner with 6.6 seconds left as the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 28th, 2018Related News

Palawan police recover body of fisherman attacked by crocodile

PALAWAN, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Authorities recovered Wednesday, November 28, the mutilated body of a fishermen who was believed to have been attacked by a crocodile in Balabac, an island town in the southernmost part of Palawan. Police identified the body as that of 33-year-old Cornelio Bonete, a resident of Barangay Poblacion 5 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 28th, 2018Related News

UPDATE: UP returns to UAAP Finals after 32 years

Game-winning shot from Paul Desiderio then one stop and the @upmbt Fighting Maroons are into the Finals in 32 years. #UAAPSeason81 #UAAPFinalFour @TheManilaTimes pic.twitter.com/zZinlldY3Q — Jeremiah Sevilla (@tmtjersevilla) November 28,…READ The post UPDATE: UP returns to UAAP Finals after 32 years appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsNov 28th, 2018Related News

Teddyboy Locsin confirmed as Philippine foreign secretary

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) –  Lawmakers on Wednesday, November 28, confirmed the appointment of Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin Jr as secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), after the Cabinet official defended the Duterte administration's foreign policy before the Commission on Appointments (CA). The CA confirmed Locsin's appointment shortly after it ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 28th, 2018Related News

Lucas Bersamin named Chief Justice

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – President Rodrigo Duterte has chosen Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin to be Chief Justice. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra confirmed this to Rappler on Wednesday, November 28. Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, the most senior member of the High ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 28th, 2018Related News

Peace process adviser Jesus Dureza resigns

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – President Rodrigo Duterte says he accepted the resignation of Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza. “I am very sad that I accepted the resignaton of Secretary Dureza," he said during his speech at the inauguration of the Bohol-Panglao International Airport on Tuesday, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 27th, 2018Related News

QC tax hike deferment approved on 3rd reading

THE QUEZON CITY Council on Nov. 26 approved on third and final reading a proposal to suspend a planned increase in fair market values (FMV) until after 2019, council Majority Floor Leader Councilor Franz S. Pumaren said in a mobile phone message when asked for an update......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsNov 27th, 2018Related News

Kevin Durant s 49 points carry Warriors past Magic 116-110

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant scored a season-high 49 points, giving Golden State the lead on a three-point play with 1:19 left before hitting a 3-pointer with 22 seconds remaining to send the Warriors past the Orlando Magic, 116-110 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). Durant topped his 44-point performance two nights earlier with another brilliant outing on both ends — and Klay Thompson was his scoring sidekick once more as the two-time defending NBA champions played without injured All-Stars Stephen Curry and Draymond Green. Thompson hit his sixth triple of the night to tie it with 1:45 left and finished with 29 points. The past three games, Durant has scored 125 points and Thompson 91. Durant became the seventh player in Warriors history to post consecutive 40-point games — along with Rick Barry, Wilt Chamberlain, Curry, Antawn Jamison, Purvis Short and Thompson, according to Elias. Nikola Vucevic had 30 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for the Magic, who coming off a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on the road Sunday (Monday, PHL time). D.J. Augustin hit a go-ahead triple with 2:31 left before Thompson connected. Durant also had nine assists, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks, having taken his defense to another level the past week. He and Thompson have carried the load as the Warriors won a third straight following a rare four-game losing streak. Golden State closed the third on a 12-2 run to pull within 83-79 heading into the final 12 minutes. Mo Bamba's three with 10:35 to go gave the Magic an 88-79 lead before Thompson answered from deep the next two possessions. Quinn Cook, starting in place of Curry, contributed eight points, six rebounds and four assists as Golden State concluded a four-game homestand over six days by beating the Magic for the 11th straight time — the Warriors' second-longest active streak against an opponent after 16 wins in a row against Phoenix. The Warriors shot just 4-for-15 from three-point range in the first half and fell behind 64-47 at the break. They hope two-time MVP Curry will return at some point during their upcoming five-game road trip. Curry missed his 11th straight game with a strained left groin, while Green sat out a sixth in a row and eighth in all with a sprained right toe. Evan Fournier made four of his first six shots then missed his final eight for Orlando. CURRY UPDATE Curry scrimmaged Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) and is scheduled to go through a full practice Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time), making it possible he could play Thursday (Friday, PHL time) at Toronto. "He might," Kerr said. Curry was hurt Nov. 8 (Nov. 9, PHL time) against the Bucks trying to contest a shot in transition by Eric Bledsoe. "Steph looked good today. Totally dominated the film crew," Kerr quipped. "They couldn't guard him. (Assistant) Willie Green put up a pretty good fight, but he's a couple of years past his prime." TIP-INS Magic: Aaron Gordon began 0-for-6 then left in the third with lower back tightness and didn't return. ... The Magic are 2-2 on the road vs. the West. ... Orlando hasn't beaten the Warriors since Dec. 14, 2012, and not in Oakland since Dec. 3 that same year. Warriors: Durant is 29-of-30 from the free throw line the past two games. ... Golden State is 7-1 against the Eastern Conference this season. ... The Warriors won their sixth straight at home vs. Orlando. ... Green was limited to conditioning work Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) and rode the bike. He needs to be on the court a couple of times before Kerr is ready to put him back in a game. ... Key reserve Alfonzo McKinnie was sidelined a sixth consecutive game. UP NEXT Magic: Continue their West Coast swing at Portland on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Warriors: At Raptors on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) trying for a ninth straight victory in the series and fifth in a row in Toronto......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 27th, 2018Related News

UPDATE: ‘Tomas’ to re-enter PH but won’t make landfall — Pagasa

TYPHOON “Tomas” (international name: “Man-yi”)) is expected to re-enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) within 12 to 18 hours but is not expected to make landfall, according to the…READ The post UPDATE: ‘Tomas’ to re-enter PH but won’t make landfall — Pagasa appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsNov 25th, 2018Related News

Durant scores season-best 44 points, Warriors hold off Kings

By JANIE McCAULEY,  AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Klay Thompson will be thrilled with the winning shot any way it comes. Kevin Durant will gladly accept that a jump ball he tipped away against Willie Cauley-Stein in the waning moments meant nearly as much as all those jumpers and free throws he hit in a sensational scoring performance. Thompson put back his own miss with 5 seconds left, Durant scored a season-high 44 points, and the Golden State Warriors barely held off the Sacramento Kings 117-116 on Saturday night (Sundaym PHL time) in a wild finish between the Northern California neighbors. "I don't know if I got fouled, but who cares I got the putback," Thompson said. "You'll take a game-winner any way you can get it I don't care how ugly it is." Durant tipped a jump ball to the backcourt just before the buzzer sounded, but a replay review was held to determine whether the Kings had called timeout — which was granted with 0.3 seconds on the clock. The Warriors subsequently called their own, and the Kings failed to get a shot. "I just tried to tip it as far away from their basket as possible," Durant said. Durant converted two free throws with 1:27 left and also had 13 rebounds and seven assists, while Thompson wound up with 31 points — the second straight night the two each scored 30 or more. Buddy Hield had 28 points on 12-for-21 shooting and seven rebounds. Rookie Marvin Bagley III contributed 20 points and a season-best 17 rebounds off the bench, but missed the first of two free throws with 1:08 remaining. "That was a very good basketball game to watch, to be a part of. I thought we competed our tails off," Kings coach Dave Joerger said. Thompson shot 12 of 26 with five 3-pointers as Splash Brother Stephen Curry missed his ninth straight game because of a strained left groin . Fellow All-Star Draymond Green is still nursing a sprained right toe. Durant's 3-pointer with 6:22 left got Golden State within 108-105, then he converted a tying three-point play the next time down before Quinn Cook's go-ahead 3 the following possession. Durant had 16 in the second quarter, making all eight of his free throws. He finished with a season-high 16 free throws on 17 attempts. The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP also committed seven of the Warriors' 14 turnovers. Damian Jones added 13 points and six rebounds in a stronger effort from the center position in Golden State's fifth back-to-back, when the Warriors went just 10 of 34 from beyond the arc. "He was a monster out there," Thompson said. The Warriors snapped a four-game losing streak, their longest under Steve Kerr and worst since early 2013, a night earlier against Portland. Kerr stuck with the same starting lineup from that 125-97 win but the Warriors trailed by 10 late in the second before closing the half on an 8-2 run to get within 64-60 at intermission. The Kings had won their previous two matchups at Oracle Arena, last season becoming just the third team over the past five seasons to win twice on Golden State's home floor. CURRY UPDATE Curry, the two-time MVP, was re-examined Saturday and is expected to resume practicing next week with a strong chance he would return to game action during an upcoming five-game road trip. He did some scrimmaging work at the practice facility, and Kerr said there were no lingering physical issues from a car accident Friday in which Curry was unharmed. TIP-INS Kings: Bagley had his right thumb wrapped after the game but didn't think it was serious. ... Sacramento shot 21 for 29 on free throws. The Kings were outrebounded 42-34. ... Sacramento is 2-5 on the road against the Western Conference. Warriors: Thompson moved into 21st place on the NBA's career 3-pointers list when he hit his 1,609th in the first quarter, moving past former Warriors star Jason Richardson. ... Durant had two of the Warriors' six blocks a night after they blocked a season-best 11 shots — their second straight game with 10 or more swats. ... The Warriors are 4-1 in second game playing consecutive nights. ... Green sat out for the fifth straight game with the injury while Alfonzo McKinnie missed his fifth in a row with a sore left foot. UP NEXT Kings: Host Jazz on Sunday, the teams' second meeting in five days. Warriors: Host Magic on Monday to conclude a four-game homestand over six days, having won 10 straight against Orlando and five consecutive at home......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 25th, 2018Related News

Crawford s last-second shot lifts Suns past Bucks, 116-114

By RICH ROVITO,  Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jamal Crawford made a jumper with 0.8 seconds left to give the Phoenix Suns a 116-114 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Devin Booker had 29 points, and T.J. Warren 19 for Phoenix. The Suns won for just the second time in their last nine games and ended a six-game losing streak to the Bucks. After Crawford's jumper with Malcolm Brogdon draped on him, the Bucks called a timeout. Khris Middleton, after a quick head fake, made a corner 3 after the buzzer. The call was confirmed after a brief review. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points to lead Milwaukee, and Brogdon added 22 points. The Bucks were coming off a 143-100 home victory over Portland on Wednesday night. Middleton tied it at 108 on a free throw for Suns coach Igor Kokoskov's technical foul. Antetokounmpo's layup put the Bucks up 110-108. Booker was whistled for a technical foul, and Middleton again converted to put Milwaukee up by three. Brogdon was fouled as he made a driving layup, and his free throw put the Bucks up by six and capped a frantic 14-0 run. A three by Trevor Ariza pulled the Suns within three with about a minute left. Warren's traditional three-point play tied it at 114. After Antetokounmpo's turnover, Phoenix got possession of the ball with 12.2 seconds left, setting up Crawford's winner. TIP-INS Suns: Made 14 of 23 shots (61 percent) in the first quarter. Bucks: G Donte DiVincenzo missed his fourth consecutive game with a left quadriceps strain. "I think he's close to what we had hoped but I don't have an update other than I know he's making progress in the right direction," coach Mike Budenholzer said. UP NEXT Suns: At Detroit on Sunday. Bucks: Host San Antonio on Saturday night to wrap up a six-game homestand......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 24th, 2018Related News

BREAKING: Metrobank founder George Ty dies

  Update Business icon and philanthropist George Ty, founder of the Metrobank group, passed away after several months of battling pancreatic cancer.   Ty, 85, who built a fortune out of banking and automotive manufacturing, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer six months ago, industry sources said.   He was the country's ninth wealthiest man with an estimated net worth of $2.75 billion, according to Forbes magazine.   As a young man, Ty managed Wellington Flour, the business of his father. Seeing how difficult it was for businessmen like himself to get loans from banks, he dreamed of setting up his own. He obtained a license in 1961 and ope...Keep on reading: BREAKING: Metrobank founder George Ty dies.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 23rd, 2018Related News

Philippines upgrades air services deal with Switzerland

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has upgraded its air services agreement with Switzerland and is also poised to update its air connectivity deal with Thailand......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceNov 22nd, 2018Related News

Faeldon takes oath as new BuCor chief | ABS-CBN News

(UPDATE) After facing controversy as Customs chief and a stint at the Office of Civil Defense, Nicanor Faeldon took his oath on Wednesday as the new director of the Bureau of Corrections......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsNov 21st, 2018Related News

Tropical depression ‘Samuel’ heading to Sulu Sea

Tropical Depression "Samuel" is off the southern coast of Antique on Wednesday afternoon and is now heading towards Sulu sea, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. In its 2 p.m. update, the state weather bureau said it last spotted Samuel at 70 kilometers west-southwest of Iloilo City, Iloilo or 120 km southeast of Cuyo, Palawan. It is moving in a west-southwest direction with a speed of 40 kilometers per hour (kph). Pagasa said the tropical depression packs maximum sustained winds of 45 kph and gusts up to 70 kph. Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number 1 is still on in 10 provinces in Luzon and the Visayas. In ...Keep on reading: Tropical depression ‘Samuel’ heading to Sulu Sea.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 21st, 2018Related News

UPDATE: Xi Jinping arrives in Manila

CHINESE President Xi Jinping arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday for a two-day state visit where he and President Rodrigo Duterte are expected to sign “multiple agreements” to further boost…READ The post UPDATE: Xi Jinping arrives in Manila appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsNov 20th, 2018Related News