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More upsets in MPBL as Laguna takes shine off Manila

It was another night of upsets and a couple of record-setting feats last Wednesday at in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Anta-Datu Cup. Two players were able to shatter feats in rebounding even as Laguna became the latest giant slayer in the while Davao Occidental continued its winning ways. Michael Mabulac shattered a seven-month record held by Gian Abrigo for most rebounds by any player in an MPBL game while also helping steer the Laguna Heroes to a 74-68 triumph over powerhouse Manila Stars. It was the third straight win by the Heroes who improved their win-loss record to 5-3 to move up to third spot in the Southern Division. This is also the third straight game a lower-ranked squads were able to shock their fancied rivals and commissioner Kenneth Duremdes said the games are becoming more exciting because of the unpredictability of the results. “You can’t count out all teams yet. Wala pa tayo sa halfway stretch ng tournament. Yung iba, nag-peak early, while yung iba naman, lately lang nagpi-peak,” wrote Duremdes in an online message. “That’s the beauty of our single round robin.” Mabulac grabbed 21 rebounds to break the 20 set by Abrigo seven months ago while playing for the Quezon City Capitals. The former reserve player of San Miguel Beer in the PBA also ended up with 15 points to complete a double-double performance. But Mabulac’s feat lasted for only two hours as his newly-recorded feat was broken right away by fellow ex-pro Mark Yee, who powered the Davao Occidental Tigers to a 68-61 triumph over Pasay.   Yee came away with his own double-double performance, scoring 16 points and pulling down 24 rebounds to set a new mark for most rebounds by any player in a game. His heroics catapulted the Tigers to their third straight win and moved them up to second place of the Southern Division with a 6-3 card......»»

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Japan s Abe cruises to party vote win, to stay as prime minister

TOKYO, Japan – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election ........»»

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Islamic scholars pledge support for Bangsamoro law at plebiscite

Hundreds of mainstream Islamic theologians have committed to the campaign for a “yes” vote at the January 21 plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law......»»

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BoP returns to surplus in August

The country’s balance of payments (BoP) reverted to a surplus in August, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Wednesday, but the year-to-date tally remained in deficit. August’s $1.272-billion result reversed the $455-million and $7-million shortfalls recorded in July and a year earlier. It was also the largest since January 2013, when the payments position [...] The post BoP returns to surplus in August appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Term deposit rates rise ahead of BSP meeting

Interest rates on term deposits were mixed at yesterday’s auction, with both the seven- and 14-day tenors commanding record high yields in anticipation of a strong monetary action by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to curb rising inflation......»»

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SC sides with oil firms in P3-B tax case vs BIR

THE Supreme Court (SC) has denied the petition of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to compel Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. and Petron Corp. to pay their alleged delinquent tax liabilities as the tax collector deemed as invalid the oil firms’ tax credit certificates (TCC). The post SC sides with oil firms in P3-B tax case vs BIR appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Binibining Pilipinas winners dream of becoming president

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHwCHgTSZvg   Beauty queens Michele Gumabao and Eva Patalinjug on Wednesday said they have dreams of becoming the country's president to address issues in the country. Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2018 winner Michele Gumabao said if she becomes president she wants to be the voice of the Filipino people and to heighten nationalism in the country. "If we develop a stronger sense of nationalism in our country, I believe that everyone can work together [in] making our country better and being president, I think that is what we really have to work on because people have to be able to say that we are proud to be Filipinos," Gumabao told the report...Keep on reading: Binibining Pilipinas winners dream of becoming president.....»»

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La Diva reunion in the works

If schedule and technology permit, singer Maricris Garcia may just get the La Diva reunion she has been yearning for in her upcoming 11th anniversary concert, "Mar1c1s."   La Diva was a vocal trio that was also composed of Maricris' fellow "Pinoy Pop Superstar" alumnae Jona, who's now a talent at ABS-CBN, and Aicelle Santos, who currently portrays Gigi in the new United Kingdom tour of the musical "Miss Saigon." The group officially disbanded in 2015.   "I'm working on it. If Jona's schedule allows it, I will go tell Aicelle that maybe she can just video record herself singing in London. We will tell her which song we'll do and what her parts will be," she told ...Keep on reading: La Diva reunion in the works.....»»

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PH films in Germany, Indonesia and Canada

Filipino films are being showcased in places near and far. Shireen Seno's "Nervous Translation" will be shown at the Filmfest Hamburg in Germany, from Sept. 27 to Oct. 6.   Sonny Calvento's "Nabubulok" will be screened at the Balinale or Bali International Film Festival in Indonesia, from Sept. 24 to 30. Meanwhile, filmmakers Carlo Francisco Manatad and Raymund Ribay Gutierrez competed in the Short Cuts section of this year's Toronto International Film Festival in Canada recently.   "Nervous Translation" is vying for Filmfest Hamburg's NDR Young Talent Award, which celebrates the first or second films of emerging filmmakers.   The Hamburg we...Keep on reading: PH films in Germany, Indonesia and Canada.....»»

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Guiao to quit if Gilas misses FIBA World Cup berth

After making quite the statement, Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao scripted another one last Monday......»»

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MPBL: Manila Stars vs Laguna Krah Heroes | Live Streaming | September 19, 2018 – Manila Video

MPBL DATU CUP 2018 Live! #mpbl #DatuCup #LigaNgBawatPilipino September 19, 2018 Venue: Cuneta Astrodome, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City 1st Game: Manila Stars Robust Energy Capsule vs Laguna Krah Heroes 2nd Game: Pasay Voyagers vs Davao Occidental Tigers The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) is a regional men’s semi-professional basketball league in the Philippines. The MPBL… link: MPBL: Manila Stars vs Laguna Krah Heroes | Live Streaming | September 19, 2018 – Manila Video.....»»

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MPBL: Manila Stars vs Laguna Krah Heroes | 2nd Half | September 19, 2018 – Manila Video

MPBL DATU CUP 2018 Live! #mpbl #DatuCup #LigaNgBawatPilipino September 19, 2018 Venue: Cuneta Astrodome, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City 1st Game: Manila Stars Robust Energy Capsule vs Laguna Krah Heroes 2nd Game: Pasay Voyagers vs Davao Occidental Tigers The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) is a regional men’s semi-professional basketball league in the Philippines. The MPBL… link: MPBL: Manila Stars vs Laguna Krah Heroes | 2nd Half | September 19, 2018 – Manila Video.....»»

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GenSan, Basilan upset Bulacan, Manda in MPBL

It was a night of upsets in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Anta-Datu Cup last Tuesday as General Santos and Basilan, two teams from Mindanao, pulled off shocking victories over fancied rivals to boost their playoff aspirations. The Gen San Warriors overcame a sloppy first half with a more solid effort in the next 20 minutes to turn back the Bulacan Kuyas in a low-scoring game, 56-43, at the JRU Gym in Mandaluyong. Held to an all-time low 12 points at the half, the Warriors worked double time on the defensive end and limited the Kuyas to only 20 points in the second half. With their defense starting to work wonders, the Warriors then unloaded 24 more points than their rivals’ total second half production to pull off a come from behind victory.  It was the third straight win by Gen San which has now forged a four-way tie for the fourth to seventh spots along with Zamboanga, Bacoor, and Laguna in the Southern Division, all of them carrying 4-4 win-loss slates. Delmar Mahaling finished with 15 points while Marlon Basco chipped in 11 for the Warriors, who held the Kuyas to 43 points, the lowest produced by any team in a game. In playing their worst game ever, the Kuyas absorbed their third loss in nine games. Basilan completed the night of upsets with a stunning 70-68 against of Mandaluyong which lost a game playing in front of its hometown crowd for the first time in the tournament. The Steel came out to spoil the home party as Clark Bautista and Dexter Garcia combined forces in the fourth quarter. It was the fourth win in nine games for the Steel who also dealt the El Tigre their second loss in eight matches......»»

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Cambodia PM denies ‘international pressure’ behind release of opposition leader

PHNOM Penh, Cambodia--- Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen batted down speculation Wednesday that he caved to international pressure after an opposition leader was released from jail, claiming the decision was made for his ailing foe's health and safety. Kem Sokha, the co-founder of the now-defunct Cambodia National Rescue Party, was arrested on treason charges in September two months before the Supreme Court dissolved his party. The moves came during a sweeping crackdown led by the 66-year-old strongman and paved the way for an easy election victory in July that was lambasted as a sham. But in the aftermath of the vote Hun Sen has returned to a pattern of easing up on dissent and...Keep on reading: Cambodia PM denies ‘international pressure’ behind release of opposition leader.....»»

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GenSan, Basilan mark day of upsets in MPBL

The General Santos Warriors and the Basilan Steel showed Mindanao squads should not be taken lightly Wednesday night as both came from behind to stun their favored Luzon-based rivals in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup......»»

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Peso recovery in Q4 to mitigate inflation

The peso could regain some strength as the year ends and help mitigate above-target inflation, a senior Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) official said on Tuesday. “As you know, for every 1 percent depreciation [of the peso], we see a 0.06 percentage point increase in inflation,” central bank Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo told reporters following a government [...] The post Peso recovery in Q4 to mitigate inflation appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Comelec: You want change? Register to vote - Rappler

Comelec: You want change? Register to vote - Rappler.....»»

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House OKs Department of Disaster Resilience bill on 2nd reading

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved on 2nd reading the bill that would create the Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR). Lawmakers gave their nod to House Bill (HB) No. 8165 through viva voce voting or a vote of ayes and nays on Tuesday, September 18.  If ........»»

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Teresita de Castro won’t vote on ICC withdrawal case

The Supreme Court will rule on the case involving the Duterte administration’s withdrawal of the country’s membership in the International Criminal Court without the vote of Chief Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro......»»

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All about team effort

Team Pilipinas shot a woeful 3-of-32 from beyond the arc against Qatar in a closed-door FIBA Asia/Pacific World Cup Qualifier game at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Monday night but managed to win, 92-81, because coach Yeng Guiao’s troops committed to playing lock-down defense the entire second half......»»

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