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Police prepare early for Undas

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) said that they have already started the preparations for the All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days in Iloilo City. Supt. Jonathan Pablito, chief of police of the Iloilo City Police Station 1, said that they have already been briefed as early as last week to start […] The post Police prepare early for Undas appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: News22 hr. 34 min. ago Related News

T-bill rates up across the board

The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) yesterday rejected all bids for the 91-day Treasury bills (T-bills), and partially awarded 182-day and 364-day securities as interest rates asked by the market rose across-the-board......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceOct 15th, 2018Related News

Pace of dollar remittance growth continues to ease; up 2.4% in Jan-Aug 2018

The amount of dollars sent home by expatriate Filipinos rose further in the first eight months of the year, but data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) also showed a worrisome trend of tapering growth in recent months for remittances, a key leg of the country's economy. In a statement, BSP Deputy Govenor Cyd Tuao-Amador said personal remittances from overseas Filipinos increased by 2.4 percent year-on-year to reach $21.2 billion in the first eight months of 2018. The central bank's data revealed that the monthly rise in the cumulative amounts of remittances this year have been moderating, compared to monthly data for the same periods last year --- a phenomenon which the cen...Keep on reading: Pace of dollar remittance growth continues to ease; up 2.4% in Jan-Aug 2018.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 15th, 2018Related News

Price, Red Sox bounce back, beat Astros 7-5, tie ALCS 1-1

By Jimmy Golen, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — David Price went home a winner in a postseason start for the first time in his career. That, he insisted, is all he ever cared about. "This is bigger than David Price," he said on Sunday night. "This isn't about me. This is about the Boston Red Sox." Price was good enough, the Red Sox relievers were even better, and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster to lead Boston to a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros and tie the AL Championship Series at one game apiece. Price fell one out short of qualifying for the win, which would have been his first in 11 postseason starts. But it was the first time his team had won a playoff game he started, snapping a record run of October futility. "It's baby steps," said Price, who entered the night 0-9 in 10 career playoff starts. "I expect myself to be great in big moments, and I haven't done that thus far in my career. But I came here to win, period. I came here to win a World Series, and to do it multiple times. And that's what I'm about." Game 3 is Tuesday in Houston, followed by two more at Minute Maid Park and a chance for the defending World Series champions to clinch a second straight AL pennant at home. Marwin Gonzalez homered for the Astros, who had won five straight postseason games dating to Game 7 of the 2017 Series. "We came here and won a game, and they played well tonight," Houston third baseman Alex Bregman said. "It's going to be a fun series, so we're looking forward to going back home." Price was spotted a two-run lead in the first inning and then fell behind 4-2 before Bradley clanged one off the left-field wall that Gonzalez chased helplessly as it bounced back toward the infield. Price left leading 5-4 with two on with two out in the fifth before Matt Barnes struck out Gonzalez to end the inning and then pitched a perfect sixth to earn the victory. Ryan Brasier pitched a scoreless inning and erstwhile starter Rick Porcello set the Astros down 1-2-3 in the eighth. Closer Craig Kimbrel gave up Jose Altuve's RBI single with two outs in the ninth before Bregman launched a high fly to left that Andrew Benintendi caught a step in front of the Monster. "I knew I missed it," Bregman said. "If I got it, it would have been on the street behind Fenway Park." Gerrit Cole, who was so dominant in his Division Series start against Cleveland, gave up a double to Mookie Betts — the first batter of the game — as Boston sent eight batters to the plate in the first and scored twice. The AL West champs tied it in the second on George Springer's two-run double down the right-field line. And when Gonzalez cleared the Monster — and the seats above them — with a two-run homer in the third, it looked like Price was headed for another loss (he has won two postseason games in relief.) But Boston, which won the AL East and a franchise-record 108 games, came back in the bottom half, starting with Xander Bogaerts' one-out single and then a double by Steve Pearce that sent Gonzalez crashing back-first into the metal scoreboard on the left-field wall. He fell to the warning track, but after the training staff and manger AJ Hinch went out to check on him he stayed in the game. "The ball, the wall, he's back-pedaling. He's got to make a decision on whether or not to concede the wall and try to play it off the wall or try to make a catch," Hinch said. "It's a well-placed hit." Cole walked Devers on four pitches to load the bases and struck out Ian Kinsler on three before Bradley lofted one down the left-field line and off the Monster. As the ball bounced back toward the infield, it hopped on the padding along the side wall, just out of Gonzalez's reach. "Not really catching a break with it rolling on this awkward piece of padding all the way down was unfortunate," Cole said. "But you put yourself in that position." Betts scored an insurance run in the seventh, walking to lead off the inning and coming around to make it 6-4 on a wild pitch and a pair of passed balls. He gave Boston a 7-4 lead with an RBI double in the eighth. PRICE IS RIGHT In all, Price was charged with four runs on five hits and four walks, striking out four in 4 2/3 innings Price's teams had lost all 10 of his previous postseason starts, the longest such losing streak in baseball history. He allowed three runs and got just five outs in Game 2 against the Yankees, the only Red Sox loss in the series. As Price left the field on this night, the crowd rose to applaud the pitcher they booed off the mound in the Division Series, and he tapped the brim of his cap. "It's definitely appreciated," Price said. "It wasn't the line I dreamed up to have tonight. But our offense, our defense, everybody rallied together." SALE OUT The Red Sox said Game 1 starter Chris Sale was hospitalized with a stomach illness but Cora said he was still hoping the he would join the team in Houston. "He was feeling bad and he's at the hospital," Cora said. "From what I know, it's nothing serious. But obviously whenever you have to go to the hospital you've got to be 'worried.'" Cora said it did not affect his performance in the series opener, which Houston won 7-2 . HOMER HAPPY It was Houston's 14th straight postseason game with a homer, breaking the major league record that had been held by the Astros from 2001-04. UP NEXT Dallas Keuchel, who was 12-11 with a 3.74 ERA in the regular season, will start Game 3 for Houston. He allowed two runs in five innings in the Game 3 clincher against Cleveland. With Porcello pitching in relief on Sunday, the Red Sox are expected to start Nathan Eovaldi on Tuesday. He was 6-7 with a 3.81 ERA in the regular season and allowed one run in five innings for the win against the Yankees in Game 3 of the ALDS — his first career postseason appearance......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 15th, 2018Related News

Magnolia wants more

Steadier down the stretch, Magnolia averted a huge fourth-quarter collapse to carve out an 83-73 decision of Alaska at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night, practically clinching a twice-to-beat advantage in the first round of the PBA Governors' Cup playoffs. "We just want to win more games and see where we will wind up (at the end of the elimination round)," said coach Chito Victolero after his wards rose to 7-1 and remain in the solo lead. Romeo Travis had 19 points and 17 rebounds in his first game against his former team while Jio Jalalon, coming off a first career triple double, chalked up 18 and nine as the Hotshots extended their winning run to five while snapping Alas...Keep on reading: Magnolia wants more.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 15th, 2018Related News

Dutch humiliate Germany in Nations League, Gibraltar wins

By The Associated Press Germany's UEFA Nations League campaign took a humiliating blow after a 3-0 loss at old rival Netherlands on Saturday. Germany remains without a win in the top-tier League A and has yet to score a goal. In the second-tier League B, the Czech Republic got its first win in the new competition — beating host Slovakia 2-1 — and Ireland and Denmark drew 0-0. In League D, Gibraltar won its first competitive game on a memorable night for the tiny territory. Here's a look at Saturday's games. NO GOALS FOR GERMANY Following its disastrous World Cup defense in Russia, Germany has been under pressure to show some progress but it didn't come at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Saturday night. The Germans failed to score for the third straight competitive game, including a humiliating 2-0 loss to South Korea in Russia and a 0-0 draw with France at home in the Nations League. Captain Virgil van Dijk scored only his second international goal before Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum added two more as the Dutch ran riot late in the game. The comprehensive defeat left Germany at the bottom of Group 1 with a single point, days before it heads to Paris to take on group leader and World Cup champion France. France leads the Dutch by a point at the top of the standings. The result also heaped more pressure on Germany coach Joachim Loew, who opted to stay in the job after the 2014 world champion crashed out of the summer's World Cup in Russia at the group stage. "Why are we not scoring? That's difficult to answer, we have clear chances," Loew said. "Had we lost 1-0, it would have been acceptable but breaking apart like this in the last 10 minutes is not good." Germany's scoring woes were personified by Loew's decision to play Mark Uth as a lone striker despite the 27-year-old Schalke player failing to score a goal this season. Uth didn't impress and was substituted in the second half. A corner from the right by Depay exposed German defensive frailties in the 30th. Ryan Babel rose between Jonas Hector and Mats Hummels to head against the underside of the bar and the ball bounced up invitingly for the unmarked Van Dijk to head in. Depay doubled the lead in the 87th, calmly finishing after a quick break down the right by substitute Quincy Promes. The Olympique Lyon striker then hit the crossbar in extra time before Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum made it 3-0 with virtually the last kick of the match as Germany crumbled. CZECHS WIN Substitute striker Patrik Schick scored the winning goal for the visiting Czech Republic to beat Slovakia 2-1 in Trnava. All the goals were in the second half. Three minutes after coming off the bench, Schick rose in the area in the 76th minute to head in a cross from captain Borek Dockal for his second goal in two matches. It was the first win for the Czechs in the competition after losing to Ukraine. Ukraine leads Group 1 in second-tier League B, with three more points than the Czechs. Slovakia remains pointless. Playmaker Marek Hamsik marked his record 108th appearance for Slovakia with his 22nd goal, a rebound after a corner, after Czech striker Michael Krmencik scored the opener following a through ball from Dockal. Ireland drew with Denmark in Group 4 in the only other game in League B later Saturday. Denmark tops the group with four points, one more than Wales in second. Ireland has one point. BULGARIA LEADS Ole Selnaes scored the only goal for Norway to beat Slovenia 1-0 in Group 3 of League C for its second win and trail leader Bulgaria by three points. Bulgaria rallied from a goal down to beat Cyprus 2-1. Cyprus has three points while Slovenia is on zero. GIBRALTAR ENDS LOSING STREAK Gibraltar's national team has recorded its first victory in a competitive match, a 1-0 win at Armenia, after losing its previous 22 competitive games. Joseph Chipolina got the historic winner from the penalty spot in the Group 4 game in League D. Gibraltar players had to listen to the national anthem of Liechtenstein before the match, a mistake for which Armenia FA apologized. Gibraltar hosts Liechtenstein on Tuesday. Macedonia kept a perfect record in the same group with a 4-1 victory over Lichtenstein to lead with nine points. The other three teams are tied on three points. In Group 1 of League D, Georgia made it three wins in three by beating Andorra 3-0 to dominate the standings with nine points. Andorra, Latvia and Kazakhstan all have two points after Latvia and Kazakhstan drew 1-1......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 14th, 2018Related News

Hurricane Michael death toll hits 16

MEXICO BEACH: The death toll from Hurricane Michael rose to at least 16 on Friday amid fears it would continue to climb as search-and-rescue teams scour the debris of the Florida town that bore the brunt of the monster storm. “Mexico Beach is devastated,” Florida Governor Rick Scott said of the town where Michael made [...] The post Hurricane Michael death toll hits 16 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Oct 13th, 2018Related News

One last charge

Pido Jarencio is hoping that this sudden burst of brilliance by his NorthPort crew hasn't come too late in the day. "We might just still be able to make it [to the playoffs]," Jarencio said after his Batang Pier weathered several Meralco rallies in the fourth period to carve out a 99-94 decision Friday night at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, their second straight win in the PBA Governors' Cup that kept their flickering hopes of advancing past the eliminations alive. "The players worked hard for this. In offense and defense, I just can't ask for more," said the outspoken Jarencio after NorthPort rose to 2-6, still out of the magic circle of eight teams that will march on. "We stil...Keep on reading: One last charge.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 13th, 2018Related News

City to focus on post-harvest measures to attain food security

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo IN terms of food commodities, Iloilo City relies on produce from rural areas. For this reason, City Agriculturist Romulo Pangantihon said that there is a need to focus more on post-harvest processing in order to secure food security in the city. “Considering Iloilo City is the center of trade and all these […] The post City to focus on post-harvest measures to attain food security appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2018Related News

US-China surplus hits record $34B

ADDING FUEL TO TRADE WAR China’s overall export growth accelerated BEIJING — China’s trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $34.1 billion in September as exports to the American market rose by 13 percent over a year earlier despite a worsening tariff war. Exports to the United States rose to $46.7 billion, […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2018Related News

PSEi returns to 7,000; world markets rebound

THE stock market climbed back to the 7,000 level on Friday, with analysts pointing to bargain-hunting following Thursday’s rout and news that US President Donald Trump could meet with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jingping, during next month’s G20 summit. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) rose by 1.75 percent or 120.39 points to close at [...] The post PSEi returns to 7,000; world markets rebound appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2018Related News

LP slams vindictive Arroyo for replacing Batanes caretaker

MANILA, Philippines – The Liberal Party (LP) denounced the designation of Pangasinan 3rd District Representative Rose Marie "Baby" Arenas as Batanes caretaker , accusing House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of "vindictiveness" against the Abads. "The Liberal Party condemned the move in the waning minutes of the last day of session of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2018Related News

Groups hit power franchise tug-of-war

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo LABOR and consumer groups marched on the streets of Iloilo City to protest the franchise applications of two privately owned power distribution companies, Panay Electric Company (PECO) and MORE Electric and Power Corp (MORE Power). “Ang PECO napamatud-an naton nga hindi siya efficient magpadalagan sang power distribution kay profit oriented and wala sila naga serve sa interest sang consumers. […] The post Groups hit power franchise tug-of-war appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2018Related News

Ihawan rehab progresses but still awaits funding

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE long-overdue rehabilitation of the Iloilo City Slaughterhouse is on its initial steps after the submission of the master plan to the Department of Agriculture (DA) – National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS). DA Assistant Secretary for Regulations and the Visayas Hansel O. Didulo confirmed that NMIS has already received the technical specifications needed […] The post Ihawan rehab progresses but still awaits funding appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2018Related News

‘We have to be self-sufficient’

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE top official of the Department of Agriculture (DA) emphasized that the country needs to be “self-sufficient.” During the Food Security Summit Visayas cluster on Oct 9, 2018 held at Royal Convention Hall, Iloilo City, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said that towns should be able to rely on their own resources. “Because the population is […] The post ‘We have to be self-sufficient’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 10th, 2018Related News

Visayas short on veggies, fish, eggs

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo VEGETABLE, fish, and egg production in Visayas is insufficient. According to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, the Visayas cluster needs to double time in producing these commodities. “Dapat ma-focus ang Visayas sa vegetables, fisheries, and egg production but while waiting for these sectors to be developed, we should identify the other regions or other […] The post Visayas short on veggies, fish, eggs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 10th, 2018Related News

Judge Alameda s siblings promoted in Customs a week before Trillanes arrest

MANILA, Philippines – The brother and sister of Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 150 Judge Elmo Alameda were promoted to higher ranks in the Bureau of Customs a week before the latter issued an arrest warrant against opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on September 25. Marlon and Ruby Claudia ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 10th, 2018Related News

‘Holistic’ Dinagyang Festival in 2019

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc (IDFI) said that it wants a holistic tribe presentation for the 2019 Dinagyang Festival. IDFI Vice president Marissa Segovia said that they have been soliciting advices from consultants to ensure the creative and cultural aspect of the festival. “The upcoming festival will not be a usual presentation. […] The post ‘Holistic’ Dinagyang Festival in 2019 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 10th, 2018Related News

Rice price hike an anomaly – DA chief

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE increasing price of rice in the market is an anomaly that must be stopped, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. DA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said that there is no reason for the increase in rice prices given that the palay produce of the farmers are being sold at P15 to P16 a kilo. […] The post Rice price hike an anomaly – DA chief appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 10th, 2018Related News

Month-On-Month Inflation Slowing Down: DTI Chief

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez on Monday said the pace of increase in prices of goods and services month-on-month has already slowed down. Although year-on-year inflation for September rose to 6.7 percent this 2018 from 3 percent in 2017, inflation last month grew by 0.3 percentage points from 6.4 percent in […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsOct 9th, 2018Related News