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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......»»

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‘Hot money’ returns in November

MORE foreign portfolio investments -- also known as “hot money” for the ease by which these funds enter and leave financial markets -- came into the Philippines in November, according to data the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas released on Friday that bared a reversal from two straight months of net outflows......»»

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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 ........»»

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Johnny Villanueva’s lifelong romance with dance has placed him in unique situati…

Johnny Villanueva’s lifelong romance with dance has placed him in unique situations and pitted him against the world’s finest—from Beijing to Bangkok to even the competition stage of Pilipinas Got Talent. “Focus is key,” Johnny says, being true to form. Impressing Okada Manila’s audiences since Day One, Johnny has been an important part of the… link: Johnny Villanueva’s lifelong romance with dance has placed him in unique situati….....»»

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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......»»

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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......»»

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PBA DRAFT: Perez a lock at number 1 for Columbian?

The PBA takes one last break in the ongoing Governors’ Cup to make way for the 2018 Draft. 48 applicants have made themselves available for all 12 PBA teams this year and for some of them, perhaps even all of them, the dream will come true Sunday. Columbian will pick first this year and many are expecting the Dyip to take CJ Perez number one. The Lyceum star and former NCAA MVP has been the consensus top pick for quite some time now. Also getting considerations for the number 1 pick are Alab Pilipinas’ Ray Parks and San Beda’s Robert Bolick. After Columbian, Blackwater will select second followed by Northport. The rest of the drafting order in the first round has NLEX picking fourth following a trade with Phoenix while Meralco is fifth. Rain or Shine, NLEX, Alaska, Magnolia, Columbian, and Phoniex complete the first 12 picks. The 2018 PBA Draft will start at 4:30 p.m. live from Robinsons Place Manila. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Noel (Ferrer) works for Christmas–why?

Noel Ferrer was supposed to be born Dec. 25, but Christmas came two weeks early for his parents. They kept the name anyway, which might explain Ferrer's special affinity for the holiday season.   The veteran producer and talent manager, who hosts the teleradyo show, "Level Up," on Radyo Inquirer, among other things, draws his inspiration from a poem by Howard Thurman, "The Work of Christmas":   "When the song of the angels is stilled/ When the star in the sky is gone/ When the kings and princes are home/ When the shepherds are back with their flock/ The work of Christmas begins..."   Ferrer takes the work to mean "to find the lost, to heal the broken,...Keep on reading: Noel (Ferrer) works for Christmas–why?.....»»

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Alab faces CLS Knights anew; Parks off to 2018 PBA Draft

San Miguel Alab Pilipinas aims to post its second win when it takes on host CLS Knights Indonesia anew in Season 9 Asean Basketball League (ABL) at 7 p.m. tonight…READ The post Alab faces CLS Knights anew; Parks off to 2018 PBA Draft appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Suns owner threatens to ship NBA franchise to Seattle | The Manila Times Online

The Arizona Republic reported that the Phoenix City Council was set to vote on a proposal that would see the city pay $150M on a $230M renovation plan for theREAD The post Suns owner threatens to ship.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 15th, 2018Related News

Gilas experience Tratter s edge in PBA jump

MANILA, Philippines – There is one thing that separates Abu Tratter from the rest of the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft class: his experience as a member of Gilas Pilipinas.  And the former La Salle Green Archer will look to bank on that edge as he turns a new chapter ........»»

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Rachel Daquis rues Cignal’s lack of time playing together after missing PSL podium

MANILA, Philippines---It was a long and arduous road for Cignal in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference and it ended with the team failing to get to the podium. The HD Spikers lost to Generika-Ayala in straight sets, 25-12, 30-28, 25-13, in the bronze medal game Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena and it was an end to a journey filled with uncertainty. Captain Rachel Ann Daquis said her team had the talent to compete but they ultimately lacked the time to prepare and contend for a championship. It also didn't help that superstar opposite hitter Jovelyn Gonzaga was injured and had to fulfill her military training throughout the campaign. "It's still a different feel...Keep on reading: Rachel Daquis rues Cignal’s lack of time playing together after missing PSL podium.....»»

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PBA DRAFT: Lao hopes good Draft Combine showing lands him a PBA nod

Gauging his talents alongside his peers, Kyles Lao believes that he has already made a good account of himself in the two-day 2018 PBA Gatorade Draft Combine.   "It was nice to see the immense level of talent in this class and I think I was able to hold my own naman," the UP guard said after participating at the event held at the Gatorade Hoops Gym in Mandaluyong City.   Lao showed how he's one of the most intelligent prospects in this group, making the top five in the reaction tests as he got 83.33-percentage of hits during the biometrics phase of the Combine.   However, data could only speak so much on one's talent, and the former Xavier standout did show glimpses of what he could do when he played in the Combine’s mini-tournament.   The former UAAP Rookie of the Year didn't shy away from the spotlight in the scrimmages, helping his team finish runner-up to the JP Calvo and CJ Isit-led squad in the Finals.   Lao even uncorked 20 points in the semifinals against a team led by Robert Bolick, showing off his fearless slashing and precise sniping that hopefully, turned the heads of some of the coaches. "Si Kyles Lao, maganda ang nilalaro niya since Wednesday," remarked San Miguel coach Leo Austria.   For his part, however, Lao is just hoping for the best ahead of the PBA Rookie Draft at Robinson's Midtown in Ermita, Manila.   "Tingin ko naman naipakita ko na lahat ng kaya ko. Sana makuha," he said.  .....»»

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PH’s 2018 dollar outflow blows through BSP’s worst-case forecast

  The amount of dollars spent by the Philippines will outstrip its total dollars earnings by a significantly higher gap this year than government planners' already pessimistic projections, the latest data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas revealed on Friday.   In a press briefing, BSP officials said that they expect the country's balance of payments ---the aggregate net value of all transactions between the local economy and the rest of the world---to end 2018 at a deficit of $5.5 billion.   This marks a 266-percent increase in the expected net dollar outflows from the $1.5-billion yearend deficit the central bank projected just six months ago which was, ...Keep on reading: PH’s 2018 dollar outflow blows through BSP’s worst-case forecast.....»»

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Suns owner threatens to ship NBA franchise to Seattle

The Arizona Republic reported that the Phoenix City Council was set to vote on a proposal that would see the city pay $150M on a $230M renovation plan for the…READ The post Suns owner threatens to ship NBA franchise to Seattle appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsDec 14th, 2018Related News

Vote for candidates who care about mobility

One reason why our transportation system is in this sorry state is because we elected leaders who cared little about our mobility or applied wrong or antiquated policies in dealing…READ The post Vote for candidates who care about mobility appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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BSP sees sharp rise in 2018 BoP deficit

The balance of payments deficit will widen significantly this year given the economy’s import requirements, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced on Friday. A higher current account deficit could lead to…READ The post BSP sees sharp rise in 2018 BoP deficit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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BSP sees higher current account deficit for 2018

The country’s external payments position is expected to remain in the red this year and next year amid the country’s strong demand for capital equipment and raw materials to support the expanding economy, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas......»»

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

Tightening cycle of BSP is over — economists

Economists are convinced the tightening cycle of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is over as inflation is seen easing back to the central bank’s two to four percent target starting next year......»»

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Turmoil

British prime minister Teresa May survived a no-confidence vote midweek......»»

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