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Index eases ahead of Trump inauguration

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) closed the week on a sour note ahead of US president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceJan 20th, 2017Related News

Samsung to reveal cause of Note 7 explosions January 23

Samsung to reveal cause of Note 7 explosions January 23.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 20th, 2017Related News

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: ASEAN 2017. 15 Jan 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte's speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE PRESIDENTIAL NEWS DESK SPEECH OF   PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE LAUNCHING OF THE PHILIPPINES’ CHAIRMANSHIP OF ASEAN [Delivered at the SMX Convention Center, Davao City &'124; [&'].....»»

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DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Wake of Capt. Clinton L. Capio. 16 Jan 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk REMARKS OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING HIS VISIT TO THE WAKE OF CAPT. CLINTON L. CAPIO [Libingan ng mga Bayani Mortuary, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig [&'].....»»

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DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Premiere Medical Center. 18 Jan 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte's speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF PREMIERE MEDICAL CENTER [Delivered at Daan Sarile, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija &'124; 18 January 2017] [&'].....»»

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DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: PNP Oath-taking. 19 Jan 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte's speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE (PNP) OATH-TAKING [Delivered at Rizal Hall, Malacañan Palace &'124; 19 January 2017] Secretary Emmanuel [&'].....»»

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All-Stars LeBron, Irving lead Cavs past Suns

em>By Tom Withers, Associated Press /em> CLEVELAND -- Kyrie Irving scored 26 points, All-Star teammate LeBron James had 21 points and 15 assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers looked more like themselves at home in a 118-103 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). The Cavs were back in Quicken Loans Arena following a six-game road trip (their longest of the season) that concluded with an embarrassing 35-point loss at Golden State. But on their home floor, they had better offensive balance and ball movement while improving to 30-11 -- the same record Cleveland had at the halfway point of its 2016 NBA championship season. Channing Frye scored 18, Iman Shumpert 17 and James Jones 14 while filling in for star forward Kevin Love, still bothered by back spasms. Tyson Chandler had 22 points and 16 rebounds, but the Suns lost for the fourth time in five games. Already thin on their front line with Love out, the Cavs lost forward Tristan Thompson in the second quarter with a dislocated left index finger. However, Thompson returned after halftime. And Cleveland's offense was in a much better rhythm from the start after a trip that wasn't always pleasing to the eye. While trying to integrate newly acquired Kyle Korver into their rotation on the road, the Cavs got into some bad habits as they forced passes to one of the league's best shooters. A couple of practices seem to have helped as Korver made a pair of three-pointers in the second quarter of his home debut to help Cleveland open a 21-point lead. The Suns made a brief run in the third and got within 12 before Shumpert hit a pair of three’s and Jones hit one from long range. strong>TIP-INS /strong> em> strong>Suns: /strong> /em> Chandler has at least 15 rebounds in six straight games, matching the club record set by Jim Fox in 1969. Phoenix coach Earl Watson has known Korver for years. When he joined the Jazz in 2010, Watson leased Korver's condominium in Utah. 'We go back. I sent him a lot of money every month,' Watson said with a smile. 'I'm glad I don't do that anymore.' On a serious note, Watson said Korver is a perfect addition for Cleveland, especially while J.R. Smith recovers from thumb surgery. 'He's a deadly knock-down shooter. He knows how to win,' Watson said. 'They're looking more long term instead of immediate. You get into the playoffs and you need a big three to stretch the floor. He's obviously the best shooter on their team. It's an impressive move.' em> strong>Cavaliers: /strong> /em>James, who missed his 46th career triple-double by one rebound, will be making his 13th consecutive All-Star Game appearance next month. He said the honor never gets old. 'Just means I've been doing something right in this league,' he said. 'Means I'm consistent and taking pride in my individual ability to go out and produce for the team every night, and whatever team I've been on in my career. It's always great to see my name up there with the best guys in the league, so it's a pretty cool thing.' Smith has had the hard cast removed from his right hand. He's expected back in late March. Jones made his first start since April 2, 2015. strong>UP NEXT /strong> em> strong>Suns: /strong> /em> At the New York Knicks on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Phoenix won the first meeting this season in overtime. em> strong>Cavaliers: /strong> /em>Host the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in a matchup between two of the NBA's best teams. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 19th, 2017Related News

Murray, Federer advance to 3rd round at Australian Open

JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer br /> MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — When Andy Murray tumbled to the court, clutching his right ankle, the top of the men's draw at the Australian Open momentarily took on a new complexion. Top-ranked Murray, a five-time runner-up at Melbourne Park, was leading his second-round match comfortably Wednesday night when his right shoe caught on the surface in the third game of the third set, and he rolled awkwardly on the ground. He continued and won that game, talking to himself, saying 'It's not good news.' He saw a trainer during the next change of ends, but decided he didn't need any extra treatment on his already heavily strapped foot. Murray went on to win 6-3, 6-0, 6-2 against No. 156-ranked Andrey Rublev, later saying 'It's a little bit sore — not too serious.' ''I was moving OK toward the end, so that's positive,' he said. It was Murray's 178th win in a Grand Slam match, joining Stefan Edberg at equal eighth on the list of match winners in the Open era. The 19-year-old Rublev's first-round win here was his first in a major tournament. Murray next faces No. 31 Sam Querrey, who had 7-6 (5), 6-0, 6-1 win over 17-year-old wild card Alex De Minaur. Roger Federer's progress was more straight forward, beating 20-year-old qualifier Noah Rubin 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (3) to maintain his record of never failing to reach the third round at the 18 Australian Opens he's contested. After back-to-back wins over qualifiers, the degree of difficulty in the 17-time Grand Slam winner's comeback from a six-month injury layoff will increase exponentially. Next up, Federer faces 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, who had a 6-3, 7-6 (6), 6-2 win over Ryan Harrison. Also looming, potentially, is No. 5 Kei Nishikori, the 2014 U.S. Open finalist, who set up a third-round match against Lukas Lacko with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 win over Jeremy Chardy. They're all in the same quarter of the draw as Murray. U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka advanced 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 over Steve Johnson and will next play No. 29 Viktor Troicki in the lower quarter of the top half of the draw. No. 19 John Isner, the highest-seeded U.S. player in the men's draw, lost to Mischa Zverev 6-7 (4), 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (7), 9-7 and followed Johnson, Rubin and Harrison out. Wins by No. 23 Jack Sock and Querrey ended the day on a more positive note for the American men. No. 7 Marin Cilic and No. 14 Nick Kyrgios were beaten in night matches. Cilic lost in four sets to Daniel Evans, and No. 89-ranked Andreas Seppi rallied from two sets down and saved a match point to beat Kyrgios 1-6, 6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-2, 10-8 in a seesawing match that featured a high-risk, between-the-legs shot from the enigmatic Australian. Defending champion Angelique Kerber celebrated her 29th birthday with a 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-2 second-round win over Carina Witthoeft. The crowd sang her 'Happy Birthday,' although she wasn't entirely on song. The No. 1-ranked Kerber angrily swiped her racket in the second set in a burst of frustration that momentarily threw her off her game. She had two double-faults in the tiebreaker, as Witthoeft leveled the match, but regained control in the third. Kerber planned to celebrate over dinner, then get back to work before Friday's third-round match against Kristyna Pliskova, who beat No. 27 Irina-Camelia Begu 6-4, 7-6 (8). Pliskova's twin sister, Karolina, lost the U.S. Open final to Kerber. Speaking of age, Venus Williams had to field questions about getting older after an energetic performance in her 6-3, 6-2 win over Stefanie Voegele. The 36-year-old, seven-time major winner played the first of her record 73 Grand Slam tournaments at the French Open in 1997. 'It's an honor and privilege to start that young,' she added, laughing, 'and play this old.' Venus and Serena Williams, who have won 14 major doubles titles together, withdrew from a scheduled first-round doubles match later Wednesday, citing an injury to Venus' right elbow. In her next singles match, Venus will play Duan Yingying, who beat Varvara Lepchenko 6-1, 3-6, 10-8. In other third-round matches, two-time major winner Svetlana Kuznetsova will meet former No. 1-ranked Jelena Jankovic, No. 11 Elina Svitolina will take on No. 24 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, and Eugenie Bouchard, who reached the semifinals here and the Wimbledon final in 2014, will play CoCo Vandeweghe. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 18th, 2017Related News

PH nag-isyu ng note verbale sa China (Sa weapon systems buildup sa WPS)

KINOMPIRMA ng Malacañang ang pagpapadala ng note verbale sa China kaugnay sa weapon systems buildup sa artificial islands sa South China Sea o West Philippine Sea. Sinabi ni Presidential Spokesman Ernes Abella, hindi makatutulong ang agresibo at provocative diplomacy kaya minabuti nilang gawing pormal ang paghawak sa isyu. Ayon kay Abella, magpapatuloy ang pagsusulong ng ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesJan 18th, 2017Related News

Federer extends run of reaching 3rd round to 18 Aussie Opens

JOHN PYE, AP Sports Writer br /> MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer relied on his Grand Slam experience during the most important points to beat Noah Rubin 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday, maintaining his record of never failing to reach the third round at the 18 Australian Opens he's contested. After back-to-back wins over qualifiers, the degree of difficulty in his comeback from a six-month injury layoff will increase exponentially. Next up he faces 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych, who had a 6-3, 7-6 (6), 6-2 win over Ryan Harrison. Also looming, potentially, is No. 5 Kei Nishikori, the 2014 U.S. Open finalist, who set up a third-round match against Lukas Lacko with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 win over Jeremy Chardy. Federer didn't play after his semifinal exit at Wimbledon last year, resting his injured left knee. He returned at the Hopman Cup exhibition in Perth this month, and opened at Melbourne Park with a win over another 35-year-old veteran, Jurgen Melzer. Against Rubin, a 20-year-old qualifier and 2014 Wimbledon junior champion, the 17-time Grand Slam winner played the big points like the old pro that he is. Rubin had his chances in the third set, breaking Federer in the second game and having two set points on the Swiss star's serve when he led 5-2. But Federer upped the tempo, winning four of the last five games to force a tiebreaker, which he dominated. Rubin moved well from the baseline, and hit 11 forehand winners, but was only able to convert one of his six break-point chances. 'I definitely got lucky winning that third set. He had a couple of set points on my serve,' Federer said. There were, 'a lot of difficult points, which is what I need.' Federer has a 16-6 record against Berdych, winning the last five, but has had losses to the Czech player at the 2004 Olympics, at Wimbledon in 2010 and at the 2012 U.S. Open. 'He's caused difficulties for me in the past on faster courts,' Federer said. 'Then again, I've played him here, as well, when it went my way. I just got to play on my terms.' U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka advanced 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 over Steve Johnson and will next play No. 29 Viktor Troicki. No. 19 John Isner, the highest-seeded U.S. player in the men's draw, lost to Mischa Zverev 6-7 (4), 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (7), 9-7 and followed Johnson, Rubin and Harrison out in the second round. No. 23 Jack Sock and No. 31 Sam Querrey won in straight sets, ensuring the U.S. men finished day three on a brighter note. Defending champion Angelique Kerber celebrated her 29th birthday with a 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-2 second-round win over Carina Witthoeft. The crowd sang her 'Happy Birthday,' although she wasn't entirely on song. The No. 1-ranked Kerber angrily swiped her racket in the second set in a burst of frustration that momentarily threw her off her game. She had two double-faults in the tiebreaker, as Witthoeft leveled the match, but regained control in the third. Kerber planned to celebrate over dinner, then get back to work before Friday's third-round match against Kristyna Pliskova, who beat No. 27 Irina-Camelia Begu 6-4, 7-6 (8). Pliskova's twin sister, Karolina, lost the U.S. Open final to Kerber. 'I'm always playing on my birthday — always in Australia,' said Kerber, who had her major breakthrough here last year. 'I feel like at home here.' Speaking of age, Venus Williams had to field questions about getting older after an energetic performance in her 6-3, 6-2 win over Stefanie Voegele. The 36-year-old, seven-time major winner played the first of her record 73 Grand Slam tournaments at the French Open in 1997. 'It's an honor and privilege to start that young,' she added, laughing, 'and play this old.' Venus and Serena Williams, who have won 14 major doubles titles together, withdrew from a scheduled first-round doubles match later Wednesday, citing an injury to Venus' right elbow. In her next singles match, Venus will play Duan Yingying, who beat Varvara Lepchenko 6-1, 3-6, 10-8. In other third-round matches, two-time major winner Svetlana Kuznetsova will meet former No. 1-ranked Jelena Jankovic, No. 11 Elina Svitolina will take on No. 24 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, and Eugenie Bouchard, who reached the semifinals here and the Wimbledon final in 2014, will play CoCo Vandeweghe. French Open champion Garbine Muguruza beat Samantha Crawford 7-5, 6-4 in a night match, and Mona Barthel beat Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 18th, 2017Related News

China asserts rights to install facilities in South China Sea

MANILA, Philippines — Beijing insisted that the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea is part of its inherent territory following a diplomatic note.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2017Related News

PH issues note verbale to China

PH issues note verbale to China.....»»

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Yasay: Note verbale sent to China after intel verification - Philippine Star

Yasay: Note verbale sent to China after intel verification - Philippine Star.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2017Related News

Yasay: Note verbale sent to China after intel verification

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines' top diplomat on Tuesday revealed that the country sent a note verbale to Beijing after verifying that it has installed.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2017Related News

Police note sparse crowd along Juana Osmeña

Police note sparse crowd along Juana Osmeña.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 14th, 2017Related News

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Mass oath-taking of newly-appointed officials. 09 Jan 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte's speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE MASS OATH-TAKING OF THE NEWLY-APPOINTED OFFICIALS [Rizal Hall, Malacañan Palace &'124; 9 January 2017] Congratulations ladies and [&'].....»»

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DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Vin D’ Honneur. 11 Jan 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte's speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk TOAST OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE  (REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES) DURING THE NEW YEAR VIN D’HONNEUR [Rizal Hall, Malacañan Palace &'124; January 11, 2017] His [&'].....»»

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DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Welcoming Prime Minister Abe. 12 Jan 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte's speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk OPENING STATEMENTS OF PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE AND  JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE  AT THE SUMMIT MEETING [Aguinaldo State Dining Room, Malacañan Palace  &'124; 12 [&'].....»»

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DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Toast Remarks, State Banquet. 12 Jan 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte's speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk  TOAST REMARKS OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE AT THE STATE BANQUET HELD IN HONOR OF JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER SHINZO ABE [Rizal Hall, Malacañan Palace &'124; 12 [&'].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 14th, 2017Related News

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Davao City Chamber of Commerce. 14 Jan 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte's speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE PRESIDENTIAL NEWS DESK  SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE 49th ANNUAL INSTALLATION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND OFFICERS OF THE DAVAO CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE &'38; [&'].....»»

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