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Inflation seen falling below 6% in December

Inflation may fall below six percent for the first time in four months at 5.7 percent in December due to lower oil and food prices, according to British banking giant HSBC......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Finance5 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

Lillard scores 39, leads Trail Blazers over Clippers 131-127

By Beth Harris, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 22 of his 39 points in a dominant third quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 131-127 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time). Lillard hit five of his six three-pointers in the third when the Blazers outscored the Clippers 42-28. Portland was 10-of-20 from three-point range in the game. C.J. McCollum added 27 points and Jusuf Nurkic had 20. Tobias Harris matched Lillard with a career-high 39 points and rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 24 for the Clippers, who have lost four in a row for the first time this season. Los Angeles trailed by 15 in the first quarter but erased the deficit in the second when the Clippers took their first lead, only to fall behind by 15 again in the third. Lillard's fifth triple left the Clippers down 95-80. Portland made seven three's in the period and stretched its lead to 18 points early in the fourth. The Clippers chipped away and got to 125-123 after Harris hit 3-of-4 free throws. McCollum's jumper kept Portland ahead 127-123. Danilo Gallinari, who finished with 22 points, missed a three-pointer, but after a scramble, got the ball back and made the same shot to leave the Clippers trailing 127-126. McCollum got fouled and made both to keep the Trail Blazers ahead by three. The Clippers were forced to foul Lillard, who hit both free throws to seal the win. Gilgeous-Alexander's three-pointer in the final seconds missed. The Trail Blazers set the tone in the opening quarter when they began the game on a 33-18 run while shooting 80 percent from the floor. TIP-INS Trail Blazers: Terry Stotts recorded his 289th victory and is two from tying Rick Adelman for second on the team's all-time coaching wins list. ... The Blazers have won five of their last six against the Clippers. Clippers: Montrezl Harrell committed a flagrant-2 foul in the fourth and was ejected. ... Los Angeles fell to 7-2 against West opponents at home. ... Tyronn Lue, fired as Cavaliers coach in October, was a visitor. He was a Clippers assistant in 2013-14. ... G Lou Williams (sore left hamstring) and F Luc Mbah a Moute (sore left knee) could return within the next week. Williams has missed four straight games, while Mbah a Moute has been out for 26 in a row. UP NEXT Trail Blazers: Host Memphis on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). Clippers: Host Dallas on Thursday (Friday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports21 hr. 52 min. ago Related News

2 Maute Group ‘gunrunners’ arrested along NLEX

MANILA, Philipines – Two alleged gunrunners of the Maute Group , the terror organization responsible for the fall of Marawi City, were nabbed along the North Luzon Expressway in Valenzuela City on Sunday, December 16. According to the police report, partners Edgardo Medel and Rosemarie Medel were collared by special ........»»

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

Peso forecast to further fall to 55:$1 in 2019

The peso is expected to further lose ground next year, settling at 55 against the dollar by end-2019 due to a widening current account deficit, said London-based Capital Economics......»»

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

Macron s ratings fall further after month of protests

PARIS, France – A month of "yellow vest" protests have taken a further toll on the popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron, a new poll showed Sunday, December 16 ,with analysts saying he will be forced to change his style of governing.  Around 66,000 protesters turned out again on Saturday, December 15, on ........»»

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

PDEA nabs 4 in Cotabato City anti-drug operations

Authorities expect more arrests after the fall of four major suppliers in separate entrapment operations in the city last week......»»

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

3 DRUG SUSPECTS KILLED,18 MORE FALL IN BULACAN | The Manila Times Online

Three suspects were killed and 18 more were arrested and 136 were rounded up during police ant-drug operations on Friday and Saturday in the towns of Plaridel, San Miguel, SantaREAD The post 3 DRUG SU.....»»

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

3 DRUG SUSPECTS KILLED,18 MORE FALL IN BULACAN

Three suspects were killed and 18 more were arrested and 136 were rounded up during police ant-drug operations on Friday and Saturday in the towns of Plaridel, San Miguel, Santa…READ The post 3 DRUG SUSPECTS KILLED,18 MORE FALL IN BULACAN appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Dec 16th, 2018Related News

Cop’s daughter, 6 others fall in twin drug stings

POLICE arrested seven persons in two related anti-narcotics operations evening of Dec. 12, 2018 in Iloilo City. The first operation led to the arrest of Arquie Milliam, 18, of Barangay Calumpang, Molo, Iloilo City; Liara Mae Aquiño, 24, of Barangay Agbatuan, Anilao, Iloilo; and Vanjie Benedicto, 27, and Carla Mae Cortez, 30, both residents of […] The post Cop’s daughter, 6 others fall in twin drug stings appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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

Beauty queen from slum is crowned Miss Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela – The title of Miss Venezuela went Thursday, December 13 to a woman from the country's largest slum after a ceremony that traded glitz for frugality reflecting an acute economic free fall. The new beauty queen in a country that loves this kind of pageant is Isabella ........»»

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

6 most wanted persons fall

MANILA, Philippines --- Six most wanted persons have been arrested in separate manhunt operations, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) reported on Friday. CIDG Acting Director Amador Corpus said the suspects --- Persing Fuentes, Junjun Fuentes, Randy Fuentes, Ryan Fuentes, Anduyo Marissa, and Karlo Jay Barba --- were arrested on Thursday. The Fuenteses had arrest warrants for murder issued by Hon. Judge Mario Trinidad of 7th Judicial Region in Barangay 64, Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental. Detectives from the CIDG Negros Oriental and Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office and Canlaon City Police Station helped in arresting the suspects. Persing Fuentes, ...Keep on reading: 6 most wanted persons fall.....»»

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

The fall and rise of Philippine music

AT THE University of the Philippines Fair early this year, April Hernandez had the lucky role of opening for the popular band IV of Spades. Under the stage name “TheSunManager,” she has just around 3,000 monthly listeners on Spotify while IV of Spades has a following of over a million......»»

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

Pedro Pascal to lead cast of ‘Star Wars’ series

"Narcos" and "Game of Thrones" star Pedro Pascalis set to play the lead in the upcoming "Star Wars" TV series "The Mandalorian," Disney said Wednesday, Dec. 12 as it builds on the beloved and profitable science fiction franchise. Penned and produced by Marvel mainstay Jon Favreau, the live-action show will follow Pascal's lone gunfighter, making his way in the outer reaches of the galaxy after the fall of the Empire. "We're having a great time working with this incredibly talented group and excited for everyone to see what we're up to," said Favreau, whose next big-screen project will be Disney's "The Lion King" (2019). Pascal, 43, made his name as the dashing prince Oberyn ...Keep on reading: Pedro Pascal to lead cast of ‘Star Wars’ series.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 13th, 2018Related News

FDI net inflows fall to $569 M in Sept.

The country’s net foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows amounted to $569 million in September, 29.4 percent lower than same time last year of $807 million, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported. FDI net inflows fall to $569 M in Sept. Source link: FDI net inflows fall to $569 M in Sept......»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 12th, 2018Related News

FDI net inflows fall in September

FOREIGN direct investment (FDI) net inflows to the Philippines fell in September to their lowest level in over a year, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Tuesday, at a time of faster inflation and global trade tensions......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceDec 11th, 2018Related News

Sight | Raffi’s Way

WORDS SAM L. MARCELO If you fall asleep on the daybed in the living room of Raffi’s Way, you will be woken up in the small hours of morning by the rosy fingers of dawn caressing your cheek and by a sliver of sun shining on your face through floor-to-ceiling windows. The painterly sky, shifting […].....»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceDec 9th, 2018Related News

Alab scares off visiting Indonesians for strong start in ABL title defense

STA. ROSA, LAGUNA – In just its first game in the 2017-2018 Asean Basketball League, Alab Pilipinas is already as good as advertised. Renaldo Balkman picked up where he left off, PJ Ramos powered his way through anything and everything, and the Filipinos pounded on outmatched CLS of Indonesia for a 94-67 decision on Sunday at the Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex here. The Philippines wasted no time in showing off its new and improved firepower as Balkman, their returning reinforcement, did damage from the outside just as Ramos, their new hulking help, had his way inside. Those two merged for 17 points in the opening salvo, by themselves outscoring the Knights who only mustered 14 in the same timeframe. The Alab lead would only balloon to as much as 31. Balkman wound up with 33 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, three steals, and three blocks while Ramos had 20 markers, 13 boards, and five dimes. Back-to-back Ray Parks Jr. Local MVP, with just 10 points and two assists, didn’t even have to do much for the Filipinos to get off its title defense off on the right foot. Maxie Esho topped the scoring column for the Indonesians with 20 points. They fall to 1-4 in the season. The two teams meet again a week from now, only that time, in Surabaya. BOX SCORES ALAB PILIPINAS 94 – Balkman 33, Ramos 20, Parks Jr. 10, Domingo 6, Rosser 6, Alvano 5, Tiongson 4, Javelona 4, Urbiztondo 3, Torres 3, Alabanza 0, Rivero 0 CLS KNIGHTS 67 – Esho 20, Hurt 19, Utomo 12, Brandon 7, Baskoro 3, Jawato 2, Wong 2, Panagan 2, Kurniawan 0, Hidayat 0, Nugroho 0 QUARTER SCORES: 23-14, 46-27, 74-67, 94-67 —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riego.....»»

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

UAAP: Unbeaten Bullpups bury Jr. Warriors in 72-point hole

STANDINGS NU 5-0 Ateneo 4-1 Adamson 3-2 DLSZ 3-2 FEU-Diliman 3-2 UST 2-3 UE 0-5 UPIS 0-5 Nazareth School of National University is far from full strength and yet, it remains the standard of the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. Gerry Abadiano and Terrence Fortea showed the way, but all of the Bullpups played their parts to perfection as they ran hapless University of the East out of the Blue Eagle Gym in Quezon City to the tune of a 72-point obliteration, 115-43, on Saturday. Abadiano and Fortea scored 17 and 16 points, respectively, to lead four other teammates in double-digits as they stayed spotless after five games. “Mas maganda yung movement ng bola namin kanina compared sa ibang games tapos yung defense naman, maganda rin from start to finish,” head coach Goldwin Monteverde said post-game. It was those two who got going right from tip-off and, alongside Reyland Torres and Kevin Quiambao, combined for 28 points in the first half. With just the four of them, NU already outscored all of the Junior Warriors at that point, 28-18. The Bullpups would not take their foot off the pedal the rest of the way even as Abadiano and Fortea rested on the bench for much of the second half. In the end, Torres had 13 points, six rebounds, three assists, and two steals while Quiambao had 10 markers, five boards, and two dimes. Little-known Menard Songcuya and Renzo Abiera also contributed 10 points apiece to help make up for the absence of Batang Gilas big man Carl Tamayo. “Yung process of becoming a team, yung biggest challenge pa rin namin is how to play together,” coach Goldwin said. Shane Dichoso paced still winless UE with nine points. In the day’s other game, Adamson High School topped University of Sto. Tomas in overtime, 77-74. Andrey Doria dropped half of his 14 points in the extra period to go along with a total of seven rebounds while brother Adam also added 18 markers, five boards, and three steals as the Baby Falcons forged a three-way tie for third-place at 3-2. Big man Lorenz Capulong also came up big with a 17-point, 14-rebound to make sure they overcame an off-game by main man Joem Sabandal who only had eight points before leaving the game due to an apparent left leg injury. For the Tiger Cubs, Mark Nonoy stuffed the stat sheet anew with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists. He also had 10 turnovers, however, and as a team, they saw their 34 turnovers get converted into 21 points to fall to 2-3 in the standings. BOX SCORES THIRD GAME NU 115 – Abadiano 17, Fortea 16, Torres 13, Quiambao 10, Songcuya 10, Abiera 10, Gonzales 7, Alarcon 6, Vinoya 6, Buensalida 5, Javillonar 4, Enriquez 4, Dayrit 4, Felicilda 3, Mailim 0. UE 43 – Dichoso 9, Flores 7, Agbas 6, Almacen 6, Escamilla 5, Sullano 4, Dy Tioco 3, Alinsoring 2, Villarta 1, Tan 0, Lima 0, Gatdula 0, Santos 0, Tajonera 0, Mendoza 0. QUARTER SCORES: 27-10, 57-18, 92-30, 115-43. FOURTH GAME ADAMSON 77 – Ad. Doria 18, Capulong 17, An. Doria 14, Sabandal 8, Prodigo 6, Engbino 5, Santos 4, Hanapi 2, Barcelona 2, Dominguez 1, Nitura 0. UST 74 – Nonoy 20, Marzan 16, Benzonan 14, Casingcasing 12, Lina 10, Sumabat 2, Oliva 0, Manabat 0, Estrella 0, Amador 0, Dumlao 0, Dolendo 0, Gamboa 0. QUARTER SCORES: 25-15, 40-32, 53-43, 66-66, 77-74. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 8th, 2018Related News

Hope not lost on Mike Harris even as Alaska trails 0-2

MANILA, Philippines – Mike Harris isn't pushing the panic button just yet despite seeing Alaska fall to a 0-2 hole in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals against Magnolia.  The Best Import contender said he and the Aces couldn't get too low after they fell prey to the Hotshots anew , 71-77, in Game ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2018Related News

Andaya defends budget adjustments

CONGRESS.GOV.PH By Charmaine A. Tadalan, Reporter HOUSE Majority Leader Rolando G. Andaya, Jr. of the 1st district of Camarines Sur defended the additional P9-billion financial assistance fund to local government units (LGUs) as “executive pork.” “Well, if you really want to be technical about it, that’s executive pork because that will fall completely under the… link: Andaya defends budget adjustments.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 8th, 2018Related News