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Alleged IS-aligned militant killed in Sarangani

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 October) – An alleged key leader of an Islamic State-aligned group was killed in an encounter with state forces early Monday morning in nearby Sarangani province. Chief Supt. Eliseo Rasco, Police Regional Office-12 director, said that Bassir Sahak was killed in an encounter with a joint police and military team in […].....»»

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Muslim grad from MSU-IIT tops metallurgical engineer board exam

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 22 Oct) – A Muslim who graduated summa cum laude from Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology topped the metallurgical engineer licensure examination given last October 16, the Professional Regulation Commission announced Friday. Engineer Dahr Tur M. Silao obtained a rating of 88.60%. Second placer Charmaine Rainog Pangilinan of UP-Diliman […].....»»

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Dismissed vice mayor’s plea denied

The Sandiganbayan yesterday denied the motion of former Valladolid, Negros Occidental vice mayor Tomel Yogore to contest the evidence of the graft charge that led to his dismissal. In a resolution dated 17 October, the Seventh Division of the Sandigan court said Yogore’s motion for leave to file a demurrer to evidence lacked merit after […].....»»

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Early impressions: The 2018 NBA rookie class

Early impressions: The 2018 NBA rookie class.....»»

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Kiteboarder Tio eyes Olympic gold in 2024

After bagging the Philippines’ first silver medal at the recent 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Argentina, 17-year old kiteboarder Christian Tio is eyeing a gold medal finish at the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics. “Kiteboarding will be an Olympic sport in 2024 in Paris, that’s part of the plan,” said Tio, in the press conference on Monday at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. Tio was joined by Philippine Sports Commission Commissioners Arnold Agustin and Celia Kiram, YOG Chef de Mission and Philippine Canoe Kayak Dragonboat Federation President Jonne Go and Tio’s mother Liezl Mohn. “I got six more years to prepare and get better every day,” added the Filipino-Norwegian athlete.   Go intimated that she was really banking on Tio upon she learning that he qualified for the Youth Olympics.   "I looked over his credentials and had a gut-feel he will deliver,"she said. Agustin congratulated Tio “for giving us our first medal in the Youth Olympic Games, since we participated in 2010” and assured him of PSC’s full support in his campaign going to 2024. Tio shared the silver medal in the men’s kiteboarding twin tip racing with Toni Vodisek of Slovenia while Deury Corniel of Dominican Republic won the gold. “With all the postponements happening for the finals race due to the inclement weather, I was already expecting for a fourth-place finish or just the bronze. But, I just went all in and made it through,” said the Boracay-native Tio. “I am very proud of Christian for what he’s achieved,” said his mother Liezl, who is also a kiteboarder and who introduced Christian to the sport at the age of seven. Meanwhile, Kiram shared that by virtue of Republic Act 10699, Tio is set to receive two million five hundred thousand pesos (P2,500,000.00) in cash incentives, with his coach receiving the equivalent of fifty percent of Tio's incentive. Incentives of Tio and 2018 Asian Paragames medalists will be awarded at the Malacañang Palace next month......»»

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Hot-shooting Banchero claims PBA Player of the Week award

Chris Banchero’s scintillating performance in Alaska’s last two games earned him the Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of Oct. 15-21 in the 2018 Governors’ Cup. The stocky Alaska guard stood at the forefront of the Aces’ surge to register back-to-back wins, grabbing a piece of the lead in the team standings with Ginebra and Magnolia, while closing in for twice-to-beat edge in the playoffs. The 29-year-old Banchero averaged 19 points, 7 assists and 5.5 rebounds this past week, leading Alaska to victories over Columbian, 104-94 and Blackwater, 116-109 as the Aces forged a three-way tie at the top spot with similar 7-2 records. Alaska’s fifth overall pick in the 2014 PBA Rookie Draft registered a near triple-double effort of 10 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds to serve as a catalyst in their 10-point win over the Dyip. Then last Sunday, Banchero, the third conference’s assist leader, went beast mode on offense, firing a new PBA career-high 28 points on 12-of-16 shooting from the floor to help Alaska outlast Blackwater. The Fil-Italian guard edged Meralco Fil-American players Cliff Hodge and Chris Newsome, as well as San Miguel stalwart Chris Ross and rookie Christian Standhardinger for the weekky citation. Alaska looks to make a strong finish in the elims and formalize its top 4 finish when it faces NLEX this Friday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo, before taking on NorthPort next Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. .....»»

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Borrego: Hiring female coaches shows NBA trending right way

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants more women throughout the league. He’s getting his wish. In recent days, two significant moves were made, with Kristi Toliver being added to Washington’s staff of assistant coaches, and Chasity Melvin getting hired as an assistant coach with Charlotte’s G League affiliate in Greensboro, North Carolina. Those hires are signs of progress. Few seemed to notice, which also is not all bad. Women are a becoming a bigger part of the league now than ever before. The hires of Toliver and Melvin were not overlooked; it just no longer seems like such an unusual thing to bring a woman into the fray of an NBA club, probably because the likes of San Antonio assistant Becky Hammon, former Sacramento assistant Nancy Lieberman, Dallas assistant Jenny Boucek, Clippers G League assistant Natalie Nakase and Memphis analyst Nicki Gross took care of the first wave of trailblazing. “I think it’s great and I think it’s great for the NBA,” said Charlotte’s James Borrego, the league’s first Hispanic full-time coach. “It speaks to our league, the diversity, the openness, the inclusion and I’m proud to be part of that, part of a league that’s open to that. I’ve been around Becky Hammon for a number of years now. These are bright women that belong in our league.” Certainly, there’s much more progress to be made, including in business offices around the league — as well as on the sidelines. There’s never been a female NBA head coach, though Hammon — a longtime part of the staff in San Antonio, where Borrego was before taking the Charlotte job — seems on the cusp of breaking that glass ceiling. Only three women have been hired as full-time NBA referees, though Natalie Sago and Ashley Moyer-Gleich will get games this season and are already highly respected by many peers. Borrego expects the numbers of women in the league to increase. “They’re here to stay,” Borrego said. “That’s not going anywhere. It’s only going to trend in that direction.” SCORING UP If you think there’s been a lot more scoring than usual in the NBA this season, you’re right. Granted, six days of basketball is a small —and statistically insignificant— sample size in a six-month season. But teams averaged 106.3 points per game last season, and they’re off to an average of 113.3 points so far this season. Should that average somehow hold up over the course of a full season, it would be the league’s highest since teams averaged 116.7 points in 1969-70. “This is a new age of basketball and this is where we are,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. “The days of games in the 80s are probably done. Everything’s spread out. It’s freedom of movement. There’s four attackers and often times five three-point shooters and there are missiles flying everywhere.” For perspective: There were eight instances in October 2017 of teams scoring 130 or more points. So far in October 2018, there’s been nine — with 10 days of play left this month. But big numbers hasn’t meant every game is a rout. There’s already been 12 games this season decided by three points or less. G LEAGUE CHANGES Over the next few weeks, more details will likely come out about the G League’s plan to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects who aren’t yet eligible for the NBA draft. Much of the details remain unclear: who will get them, how they’ll get them, how many deals will be offered. Another murky part of all this is how the players will be assigned to teams. What would make the most sense is for the G League to go back into the NBA’s past for an answer there. The last territorial pick in the NBA was in 1965, but that’s the road the G League needs to go down now. For a league that’s still looking to grow, imagine the possibilities of putting a potential star with plenty of potential near his hometown. It’ll generate interest, which the G League surely could use. GAMES OF THE DAY If you’re going to watch only one game per day this week, we recommend: — Wizards at Trail Blazers, Monday (Tuesday, PHL time): John Wall and Bradley Beal in one backcourt, Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum in the other. — Clippers at Pelicans, Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time): Anthony Davis averaged 29.8 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks against the Clippers last season. — Knicks at Heat, Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time): New York’s David Fizdale coached on the Miami side of the rivalry for years as a Heat assistant. — Celtics at Thunder, Thursday (Friday, PHL time): Oklahoma City took leads into the fourth quarter against Boston twice last season, and went 0-2. — Bucks at Timberwolves, Friday (Saturday, PHL time): Milwaukee was one of the teams rumored to be in the Jimmy Butler sweepstakes in recent weeks. — Lakers at Spurs, Saturday (Sunday, PHL time): LeBron James’ teams are 5-1 when he scores at least 30 at San Antonio, and 1-14 when he doesn’t. — Warriors at Nets, Sunday (next Monday, PHL time): Stephen Curry put on a dynamic show in Brooklyn last season — 39 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists. MILESTONE WATCH Spurs coach Gregg Popovich enters this week two wins shy of 1,200 for his regular-season career. He’ll be the fifth NBA coach to reach that milestone. ___ AP Sports Writer Schuyler Dixon in Dallas contributed......»»

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The STAR Cover (October 23, 2018)

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Chris Banchero is Cignal-PBA Press Corps player of week

Chris Banchero’s scintillating performance in Alaska’s last two games earned him the Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week for the period of Oct. 15-21 in the 2018 Governors’ Cup......»»

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City of Naga warns of fake news proliferation

CEBU CITY, October 19 (PIA) -The City of Naga urges the public and its constituents not to believe in the fake news which had been circulating on social media since that fateful day of the massive.....»»

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PPA calls for volunteer probation aides

CEBU CITY, October 17 (PIA) -- The Cebu City II Parole and Probation Administration (PPA) is calling for volunteers to act as hands-on probation aides in ushering the reformation and rehabilitation.....»»

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Cebu City adopts micro-chipping of pets

CEBU CITY, October 19 (PIA)--Cebu City is now adopting micro-chipping of pet cats and dogs, a first in the Province of Cebu.This week's Kapihan sa PIA-Cebu, Dr. Alice Utlang of the Departmen.....»»

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SSS Basilan offers free on-site mobile UMID data capture& '2013266080;

ISABELA CITY, Basilan, October 22 (PIA) -The Social Security System (SSS) Basilan Branch has offered three days free on-site mobile UMID data capture in Lamitan City on October 16-18, held at Minda.....»»

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PIA trains youth to build personal resilience

ISABELA CITY, Basilan, October 22 (PIA) - The Philippine Information Agency in Basilan trained some 60 youths in Isabela City to prevent violent extremism in the community through building their pe.....»»

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Oct. 19 declared special non-working holiday in NegOr

NEGROS ORIENTAL, Oct. 16 (PIA)--President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has officially declared October 19, 2018 as a special non-working day in the province of Negros Oriental through Presidential Proclamat.....»»

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Former teacher serves as PIA Senior Citizen Officer of the Day

BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 22 (PIA) -- They may be old but they are still active and are contributing to nation building.Every year in October, senior citizens are given a day to run the affairs of t.....»»

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City of Naga warns of fake news proliferation

CEBU CITY, October 19 (PIA) -The City of Naga urges the public and its constituents not to believe in the fake news which had been circulating on social media since that fateful day of the massive.....»»

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PPA calls for volunteer probation aides

CEBU CITY, October 17 (PIA) -- The Cebu City II Parole and Probation Administration (PPA) is calling for volunteers to act as hands-on probation aides in ushering the reformation and rehabilitation.....»»

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SSS Basilan offers free on-site mobile UMID data capture& '2013266080;

ISABELA CITY, Basilan, October 22 (PIA) -The Social Security System (SSS) Basilan Branch has offered three days free on-site mobile UMID data capture in Lamitan City on October 16-18, held at Minda.....»»

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PIA trains youth to build personal resilience

ISABELA CITY, Basilan, October 22 (PIA) - The Philippine Information Agency in Basilan trained some 60 youths in Isabela City to prevent violent extremism in the community through building their pe.....»»

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