PHI netters face tough battle vs. Tsitsipas-led Greeks

The Philippines will get to experience world-class tennis as it clashes with World No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas and a heavily favored Greece in the World Group II Davis Cup tie on March 6 to 7 at the Philippine Columbian Association’s Plaza Dilao clay court in Paco, Manila. The Filipinos drew Tsitsipas and the Greeks after Davis Cup organizers introduced a new format that paved the way for the former to play a non-Asian side for the first time since they faced the Swedes in the World Cup qualifier in 1991. “We’re looking forward to a really tough duel but we’ll try to use the experience to toughen up the team,” said Philippine non-playing captain Chris Cuarto. Apart from the Francis Casey Alcantara-Jeson Patrombon duo, who won the 30th Southeast Asian Games men's doubles gold last December, the host will also be represented Fil-Am Ruben Gonzales, AJ Lim and Eric Olivarez, Jr. Greece, for its part, will have Tsitsipas’ younger sibling Petros, Michail Pervolarakis and Markos Kalovenolis as other members of the squad with Dimitris Chatzinikolaou as skipper. But it will be the supremely talented Tsitsipas who is expected to give the Filipinos the biggest problem. “He’s not the No. 6 player in the world if he isn’t great,” said Cuarto. Truly, Tsitsipas, who reached as high as No. 5 in the Association of Tennis Professionals rankings, is the youngest netter in the top 10 at a very tender age of 21 years old. Tsitsipas is also riding the crest of his 2020 Open 13 Provence triumph in Marseille, France last weekend for his fifth ATP title and is currently seeing action in the Dubai Duty Free Championships. In this new system, a total of 12 home-and-away ties will be played in the World Group II simultaneous with the World Qualifiers and World Group I playoffs. The top 12 in the World Group II playoffs will then advance to the World Group II ties in September along with losing countries from the World Group I. The losers here will be demoted to the Regional Group III scheduled in June and July or September......»»

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SSS Welcomes Newest Members of the Social Security Commission

State-run pension fund Social Security System (SSS) welcomes the appointment of (Ret.) Judge Manuel L. Argel, Jr. and Bai Norhata Macatbar-Alonto as the newest members of the Social Security Commission (SSC), the highest policy-making body of the Social Security System. Argel took his Oath of Office on 24 September 2019 while Alonto took hers last […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 24th, 2020Related News

Dan Brown to release debut children’s book ‘Wild Symphony’

The bestselling author, known for “The Da Vinci Code”, will release his first volume for children in September. The picture book entitled “Wild Symphony” is inspired by classic children’s books like “Peter and the Wolf” and “The Carnival of the Animals”. The story follows the playful Maestro Mouse as he pays a visit to several […] The post Dan Brown to release debut children’s book ‘Wild Symphony’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsFeb 24th, 2020Related News

WATCH: Get to know SB19 as they play ‘sino ang pinaka…’

MANILA, Philippines – Onstage, SB19 are hard-hitting performers who make sure they don’t miss a beat as they sing and dance for their beloved fans. The group came together in 2018, and stayed relatively unknown for quite some time, until one of their dance videos went viral in September 2019. Soon ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 23rd, 2020Related News

Farmers say NTA, negligent and accountable for the low price of tobacco

< 1 MIN READ Tobacco farmers criticize the National Tobacco Administration for its negligence to ensure the early resolution of the price deadlock during the Tripartite Conference in September 2019. They said the agency should be held accountable for the consistently low price of dried tobacco leaves. The post Farmers say NTA, negligent and accountable for the low price of tobacco appeared first on Northern Dispatch......»»

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Gawilan headed to Paralympics

Asian Para Games gold medalist Ernie Gawilan is going to Tokyo. The International Paralympic Committee has granted an allocation to a Filipino swimmer to the August 25 to September 6 Tokyo Paralympic Games, which is the Olympic competition for differently abled athletes......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsFeb 20th, 2020Related News

American charged for trafficking, child abuse, faces kidnapping rap, too

AN arrest warrant for kidnapping was served to an American while attending a court hearing for a trafficking case in Pasay, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) announced on Wednesday. Jennifer Erin Talbot was previously charged by the NBI in September last year for human trafficking and child abuse after an alleged attempt to “smuggle” a 6-day-old infant inside a […].....»»

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PhilHealth execs sued at Ombudsman over fake receipts

Between September 2015 and September 2018, the POEA-OFP Operations Office discovered 224 questionable PhilHealth Official Receipts......»»

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PSA - Pumpkin spice is in the air at the Calgary Stampede Community Fall Fair

Calgary The smell of pumpkin spice is in the air! Join the Calgary Stampede and welcome the new season at the 2019 Community Fall Fair on Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10 a.m. 3 p.m. in ENMAX Park......»»

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PNP chief open to another government post

Philippine National Police chief Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa is open to serving the public in another post when he retires from the service in September......»»

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Imported car pumapatay sa motor industry ng ‘Pinas

Mahigit 1.1 mil­yong mga kotse at light commercial vehicle ang inangkat nang ligal sa Pilipinas mula 2014 hanggang September 2019......»»

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Over mountains and through rivers

Last September, my friend and I traveled to Calbayog City, Samar to turn over teacher’s kits to 250 public school teachers assigned in upland and coastland areas of Samar......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2020Related News

DOH confirms 17th polio case in the country

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a new case of polio on Saturday, February 15. This brings the total number of polio cases in the country to 17 since the outbreak was declared in September 2019. The 17th patient is a one-year-old boy from Cabanatuan ........»»

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One-year-old boy confirmed as 17th polio case in Philippines

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Maguindanao mayor killed in Manila by motorcycle-riding gunmen

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IKEA founder’s assistant named new CEO

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Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 11th, 2020Related News

What will happen to PH military if the VFA is terminated?

MANILA, Philippines – When the Philippine Marines first showcased their brand new amphibious assault vehicles (AAV) in Subic Bay in September 2019, they were already experts in operating and maneuvering them. A month later, the Marines rode the same AAVs along with American and Japanese troops in war games in Ternate, Cavite, with ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 11th, 2020Related News

BJ Andrade suffers ACL injury, sidelined for UAAP 83

BJ Andrade will not be playing for Ateneo de Manila University in this year's UAAP Men's Basketball Tournament after injuring his right knee and needing surgery. Final results are yet to be determined, but the Blue Eagles are fearing that the injury will keep the supposedly incoming fourth-year wing out of the lineup for Season 83. "All indications show that it's an ACL tear," head coach Tab Baldwin said. Andrade suffered the apparent ACL tear in the first quarter of their 2020 Philippine Collegiate Champions League NCAA-UAAP Challenge matchup opposite San Beda University last Saturday. The 21-year-old only averaged 1.3 points, 1.1 assists, and 1.0 rebounds while playing 11 games in the blue and white's title run a season ago, but was expected to take a step forward with the departures of mainstays Thirdy Ravena, Adrian Wong, and Mike and Matt Nieto. According to Coach Tab, Andrade's surgery has been penciled in for February 21. With the timeline for recovery from ACL injuries somewhere between six to eight months, the 6-foot swingman looks like he will miss Ateneo's title defense which will begin in September. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 9th, 2020Related News

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In September 1991, Orlando Mercado joined 11 other senators in voting to abrogate the military bases agreement between the Philippines and the United States. The voting was a narrow 12-11......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2020Related News

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  WE suffered a dent in the national economy in 2018 as a result of the high inflation rate that hit a high of 6.7 percent in September that year. It was a year of high prices – caused by high world oil prices combining with a new Philippine tariff on diesel imports. Our government […].....»»

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