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Visayas thwarts Gilas in final leg of PBA All-Star Week 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Visayas All-Stars overcame a rocky first quarter and cruised to a 157-141 win over Gilas Pilipinas to cap off the 2018 PBA All-Star Week at the San Agustin Gym in Iloilo City on Sunday, May 27.  Jeff Chan, who was named All-Star Game MVP, fired 29 ........»»

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LOOK: Gilas jives to Bboom Bboom to win dance showdown vs Visayas

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas would not lose on the dance floor for the 3rd straight time. After back-to-back defeats in the first two legs of the 2018 PBA All-Star Week, the national team bested the Visayas All-Stars in the dance showdown at the San Agustin Gym in Iloilo City ........»»

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Bohol s no-coal ordinance an important victory – advocate

BOHOL, Philippines – The local government of Bohol passed an ordinance against the establishment of coal power plants in the province, as a response to the people's demand for a coal-free Bohol. Provincial Ordinance 2018-005, passed on April 6 by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), prohibits the building ........»»

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Defending champ Ostapenko crashes in French Open 2018 first round

PARIS, France – Jelena Ostapenko became only the second defending champion to lose in the first round of Roland Garros when she slumped to a shock 7-5, 6-3 defeat by Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine on Sunday, May 27. Russia's Anastasia Myskina was the only other defending champion to suffer the ........»»

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12 fellows named to Ateneo national writing workshop

The Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (Ailap) has selected 12 fellows for the 16th Ateneo National Writers Workshop (ANWW), now being held at the Ateneo de Manila University up to June 1. ANWW is the flagship project of the Creative Writing Desk of Ailap. Annually, 10 to 16 fellowships are given to young writers from around the country who wish to undergo a week of intensive training in their respective genres---fiction, poetry, and essay. This year, ANWW has accepted fellows whose works discursively engage Philippine landscape/ seascape/cityscape. In addition to the workshop sessions, the fellows will attend talks and participate in discussions on literature and Phil...Keep on reading: 12 fellows named to Ateneo national writing workshop.....»»

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Jack of None offers free download of award-winning album

Filipino experimental art rock band, Jack of None, releases free downloads of its award-winning EP, "The Tattle Tale Heart," on its official website. The band, consisting of siblings A.G. Syjuco, Maxine Syjuco and Julian Syjuco, was recently awarded Best Eclectic EP of the Year for its four-track spoken-word EP, and Best Producer of the Year for the band's principal composer and producer, A.G. Syjuco, at the 2018 Independent Music Awards in New York City. Jack of None also received multiple nominations in various categories, including Best Spoken Word Album of the Year, Best Spoken Word Song of the Year, Best Eclectic Song of the Year, Best Album Art, Photography and Design, an...Keep on reading: Jack of None offers free download of award-winning album.....»»

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Rare Lorenzo Guerrero, Amorsolo’s ‘Mango Tree’ paintings up for fierce bidding

A rare local scene by the 19th century Philippine master Lorenzo L. Guerrero, the teacher of Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, will be bidded out by Len Gallery during its Spectacular Midyear Auction 2018 on June 9. "The work of Lorenzo Guerrero, named 'At River's Bend,' is an extremely rare example of this master's work and only one of a handful extant," Len director Jaime Ponce de Len said. "It is no doubt one of the highlights in this sale. Lorenzo Guerrero was not only the pivotal figure in the artistic life of Juan Luna, but also a well-accomplished artist in his own right." Also to be auctioned off will be Fernando Amorsolo's "Mango Gatherers" (1931), from the...Keep on reading: Rare Lorenzo Guerrero, Amorsolo’s ‘Mango Tree’ paintings up for fierce bidding.....»»

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Philippine ‘Freespace’ rises in Venice

VENICE---Proud of the world-class talent of its artists and the rich conflicted narrative of its long history under colonial rule, the Philippines on Thursday made its mark in the Venice Architectural Biennale 2018 with a remarkable interpretation of how architecture is able to give "Freespace" to humanity. The concepts of colonialism and neoliberalism manifested in the architecture of Philippine cities and reflected in day-to-day lives of Filipinos were gems that allowed art lovers and thinkers alike to reflect on their identities in the past, the present and the future. If only for provoking a profound introspection on who we are as Filipinos---and that while talking ...Keep on reading: Philippine ‘Freespace’ rises in Venice.....»»

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Duterte: ‘First family’ tag is passé

President Duterte does not want his immediate family to be referred to as the "first family" because, according to him, such a lofty honorific has no place in a democratic society. In a speech during the inauguration of the improved Davao River Bridge on Thursday, the President said the term "first family" was already outdated. "The term 'first family' is already pass, stale. You don't use it in a democratic country. Don't use that term 'first family, first family.' There's no such thing as a first family," the President said in Filipino. Dismissed official The President's remarks came after he fired Assistant Transportation Secretary Mark Tolentino, who allegedly talked ...Keep on reading: Duterte: ‘First family’ tag is passé.....»»

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Lacson warns of revolution if prices are not checked

"When the stomach protests, prepare for revolution." Sen. Panfilo Lacson issued this warning on Sunday, urging the government to do something to arrest price increases being blamed on the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act. "This is the experience not only in our country but in countries in Latin America," Lacson said in an interview with radio station dzBB. In the House of Representatives, the chair of the powerful ways and means committee expressed willingness to discuss proposals to suspend the collection of additional excise on fuel, but not the enforcement of the entire TRAIN law. "What we do not want is to hastily stop the TRAIN law," Quirino Rep....Keep on reading: Lacson warns of revolution if prices are not checked.....»»

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Mexican authorities arrest wife of drug kingpin

MEXICO CITY --- Mexican authorities have arrested the wife of the leader of Jalisco New Generation, one of the country's fiercest drug cartels, as well as a top lieutenant for the organization, setting the western state of Jalisco on high-alert for possible reprisals.   Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete said at a Sunday press conference that marines took into custody Rosalinda Gonzalez Valencia -- wife of Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, known as "El Mencho" -- on Saturday night before in the city of Zapopan. Gonzalez is accused of managing the cartel's finances.   At the same location, the Marines also captured Gerardo Botello Rosales, aka "El Cachas," who is believed...Keep on reading: Mexican authorities arrest wife of drug kingpin.....»»

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ACR sets P9 B for 2018 expenditures

Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc. (ACR), the listed holding firm of the Alcantara family, is pouring in P9 billion in capital spending this year mostly for its power business......»»

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Chinese delegation explores investments opportunities in Philippines

A Chinese delegation representing 44,000 Chinese business chambers wants to explore investment opportunities in the country, the Department of Finance (DOF) said over the weekend......»»

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Japan s Nishikori plays 1st Grand Slam match since Wimbledon

Japan's Kei Nishikori, left, trains with coaches Michael Chang, of the U.S, center, and Argentina's Dante Bottini at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, May 25, 2018. The French O.....»»

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Seoul: North Korea committed to US summit, denuclearization

(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP). In this May 26, 2018, photo provided on May 27, 2018, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and South Korea.....»»

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Figure skating champion Zagitova gets dog for gold

Russian Women's Olympic Figure Skating Gold medalist Alina Zagitova holds An Akita Inu puppy named Masaru presented by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, May 26,.....»»

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Players look for signals amid Q1 market volatility

By Lourdes O. Pilar, Researcher UNCERTAINTY may once again be the theme for 2018 as developments at home and abroad in the first quarter sent local financial markets on a spin. In the first quarter, the Philippines saw Republic Act No. 10963, or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) taking effect in […] The post Players look for signals amid Q1 market volatility appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Indonesia plans to roll out 25% biodiesel rule from 2019

JAKARTA — Indonesia will make it mandatory for biodiesel to have a bio-content of at least 25% from 2019, an energy ministry official said on Thursday, as the country pushes to boost local consumption of palm oil. New and Renewable Energy Director Rida Mulyana sent a text message saying the policy would start in 2019 […] The post Indonesia plans to roll out 25% biodiesel rule from 2019 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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DM Wenceslao set to be 2018’s 1st IPO amid volatile market

THE success of D.M. Wenceslao & Associates, Inc.’s (DMWAI) P17.89-billion initial public offering (IPO) may depend on its pricing, as appetite for the stock may be uncertain given the volatility at the local bourse. The construction firm and property developer’s IPO is set to be the first in the Philippines so far this year. On […] The post DM Wenceslao set to be 2018’s 1st IPO amid volatile market appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Telstra not interested in bidding for 3rd telco slot

By Patrizia Paola C. Marcelo, Reporter AUSTRALIAN telecommunications company Telstra Corp. Ltd. said it will not join the bidding process for the “third” major telecommunications player in the Philippines. In an e-mail statement sent to BusinessWorld, Telstra said it has no plans of entering the mobile telecommunications market in the country. “The Philippines remains an […] The post Telstra not interested in bidding for 3rd telco slot appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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