Side-events spice up All-Star Batangas stop

  The cream of the PBA dead shots and dunk artists are all set to wow the crowd on Friday at Batangas City Coliseum. Also in store for the fans in Batangas is a rare moment where PBA big men take part in the Obstacle Challenge---a skills event usually reserved for the smaller, quicker guys. These skills showpieces usher in the second leg of the 2018 PBA All-Star series, pitting the Smart National Team versus the PBA Luzon All Stars. The All-Star Game is set at 7 p.m. where coach Leo Austria has at his disposal Japeth Aguilar, Calvin Abueva, LA Tenorio, Paul Lee, Jason Castro, Stanley Pringle, Matthew Wright, Marcio Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot, Arwind Santos, Ian Sangalan...Keep on reading: Side-events spice up All-Star Batangas stop.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 23rd, 2018Related News

Faster spending growth widens 4-month deficit

THE GOVERNMENT’S deficit grew nearly fourfold in the four months to April from a year ago as a hike in state spending outstripped that of revenue collections, the Finance chief said on Wednesday, even as the fiscal gap still fell short of program. April alone, however, saw a P46.3-billion surplus, about 12.31% smaller than April […] The post Faster spending growth widens 4-month deficit appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

LOOK: K-pop group WINNER is in the Philippines!

  MANILA, Philippines – Filipino Inner Circles are going crazy over news that Korean pop group WINNER is currently in the Philippines! Photos and videos of WINNER members at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport first surfaced on Monday, May 21. Here's a clip from Twitter user @PatchichuCastle: {source} [FANCAM] 180521 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

Next-generation chips for upcoming iPhones now in production – report

MANILA, Philippines – Apple's manufacturing partner, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, began mass production of new processors meant for this year's slew of iPhones, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, May 23.  People familiar with the matter said the new processors would be 7-nanometer chips, being smaller, yet more powerful and more efficient than the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2018Related News

Jake Zyrus: Size of concert venue no longer matters to me

  Jake Zyrus will celebrate his 26th birthday during his coming 10th anniversary concert, "Music & Me," on May 25 at the SM Skydome---a considerably smaller venue than the ones where he held court in the past, during the peak of his popularity as Charice. But it's a sensible choice for Jake, who---in a way---sees himself these days as someone just starting out again after deciding to become a trans man. "Real talk lang. Of course, we will go for something more realistic," the singer told the Inquirer at a recent press conference. "The size of a venue doesn't matter to me as much anymore," Jake insisted. "To be honest, singing at bigger places actually makes me more...Keep on reading: Jake Zyrus: Size of concert venue no longer matters to me.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 20th, 2018Related News

A sense of nostalgia

Which cartoons did you watch on Saturday mornings? Chances are, there are T-shirts and other merch featuring the characters available today, at big chain stores or smaller online sellers. These items bring about a sense of nostalgia and customers are lapping them up to try and recapture even a little piece of their childhood. Uniqlo’s [...] The post A sense of nostalgia appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: May 18th, 2018Related News

Heart Evangelista Revealed That They Were Supposed to Have Twins

A few days ago, Heart Evangelista and her husband Sen. Chiz Escudero announced that they are having a baby---with a cute Dior onesie to boot! She then told her followers that she will be more open about this journey and share as much on her social media, there's even a "Mommyhood" highlight on her Instagram. But just last night, she shared something about her motherhood journey that happened before they announced her pregnancy. During their very first ultrasound, Heart and Chiz found out she had a twin pregnancy, but unfortunately, one of the embryos was not developing as fast and was smaller than the other embryo. And because of that, they lost one of the twins. A post...Keep on reading: Heart Evangelista Revealed That They Were Supposed to Have Twins.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 18th, 2018Related News

‘We now have a little angel’: Heart Evangelista loses one of her twins If there's one thing actress Heart Evangelista had learned about motherhood this early on in her pregnancy, "it's that it won't always be sunshine and butterflies, sometimes there will be cloudy moments," she shared on her Instagram account on Thursday.   The actress revealed that she and husband Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero found out they were having twins during her first ultrasound; however, they unfortunately lost one of the twins.   Evangelista posted a photo of her ultrasound showing two embryos and their development.   "Unfortunately one of the embryos was smaller and behind in terms of...Keep on reading: ‘We now have a little angel’: Heart Evangelista loses one of her twins.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 17th, 2018Related News

Ready for another spin?

DO YOU often feel that Philippine politics is simply taking you for a ride? A series of paintings by a political cartoonist is set up like a carousel to show that we’ve been going around in circles, on the same darn ride, for the past 50 years or so. The paintings were executed as part […] The post Ready for another spin? appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceMay 15th, 2018Related News

Malaysia’s new finance minister was jailed twice by PM Mahathir

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's finance minister, relatively unknown in international financial circles, is a man he threw into prison twice......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopMay 14th, 2018Related News

BT to cut 13,000 jobs in biggest cull in a decade

LONDON — BT will cut 13,000 managerial and back-office jobs and move to a smaller London base in the latest attempt by the boss of Britain’s biggest telecoms group to rebuild from an accounting scandal and downturn in trading. Chief Executive Gavin Patterson sought to placate shareholders by maintaining BT’s dividend and agreeing a new […] The post BT to cut 13,000 jobs in biggest cull in a decade appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 10th, 2018Related News

Illicit cigarette trading still a concern, says Tan

After the fall of Mighty Corp. as a result of the government's crackdown on illicit cigarette trading last year, some remnants of "underground" cigarette business continue to operate locally---at a smaller scale than before but still enough to cause concern, the chief of conglomerate LT Group Inc. (LTG) said. A significant portion of LTG's business is under PMFTC, a partnership between its Fortune Tobacco Corp. and Philip Morris Philippines. In a briefing, LTG president Michael Tan said the government had made substantial strides in addressing illicit trade in the country. In 2017, there were at least 45 enforcement actions against illicit traders. However, he said there remaine...Keep on reading: Illicit cigarette trading still a concern, says Tan.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 8th, 2018Related News

The LG G7 ThinQ has a disappearing notch

MANILA, Philippines – Hate it or love it, the highly-controversial notch of the iPhone X has found its way in more than a handful of Android phones including LG’s latest flagship, the G7 ThinQ. The notch is currently the best compromise in the battle against smaller and thinner bezels but, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 7th, 2018Related News

Sale by micro-, nano-lots new trend in coffee trade

FILIPINO coffee farmers could earn more income by riding on a new 'trend' in the global market of exporting the commodity in smaller quantities or 'lots,' according to the Phili.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 7th, 2018Related News

He The North: LeBron s bank at buzzer downs Raptors

By Tom Withers, Associated PRess CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James banked in a running one-hander at the buzzer, giving Cleveland a 105-103 win over Toronto on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) in Game 3 and shoving the Raptors to the edge of their most devastating playoff exit. After the Raptors tied it on rookie OG Anunoby's three-pointer with eight seconds left, James took the inbounds pass, dribbled the length of the floor and in one motion, dropped his 10-footer in front of Toronto's stunned bench. The Cavs ran and mobbed James and moments later he was back up on the scorer's table - just like after a game-winner against Indiana last round - to celebrate a win that was up for grabs. James finished with 38 points, Kevin Love added 21 and 16 rebounds and Kyle Korver 18 for the Cavs, who can sweep the Raptors for the second straight year. Kyle Lowry scored 27 for Toronto, which clawed back in the fourth quarter with All-Star DeMar DeRozan on the bench. After winning two games in Canada, the Cavs came home and won a brawl with the Raptors, who just can't beat James. He's 11-2 against Toronto in the past three postseasons. The three-time champion has ended the Raptors' past two seasons, and despite playing with a different supporting cast, James is one win from a Toronto trifecta. We The North? He The North. Game 4 is Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time), and the odds are stacked against the rattled Raptors. Of the 129 teams in NBA history to fall behind 3-0, none has come back to win. This was supposed to be the Raptors' season, the one that ended in triumph over James. Toronto had the East's best record, the No. 1 seed, home-court advantage and a Cleveland team that appeared very beatable. But the Cavs stole Game 1 by a point in overtime, and James scored 43 in a magnificent Game 2 performance. He then delivered a series-and-season ending dagger with another moment that belongs with any in his remarkable career. The first half ended in frustration for the Raptors with DeRozan, coach Dwane Casey and his assistants screaming at the officials following a sequence that went against them. Serge Ibaka's basket was originally counted and then waved off by the referees, and the reversal was doubly painful as Love buried a three-pointer to put the Cavs ahead by 13. Jeff Green's layup just before the horn made it 55-40 and an incensed Casey, his suit coat flying open and his tie jumping off his chest, stormed off the floor. Desperate to find something, anything, to slow down the Cavs, Casey changed his starting lineup for Game 3. He inserted six-foot guard Fred VanVleet and benched forward Serge Ibaka, going with a smaller lineup to push the pace. However, Toronto started 2-of-11 from the field and the Raptors were quickly down 12 and seemingly in big trouble when DeRozan picked up his second foul and went to the bench. TIP-INS Raptors: Casey has been criticized for some moves - and ones he hasn't made - in the series. He's also aware of the narrative that his team has been mentally defeated by James. ''It's not in my head,'' he said. ''It's disappointing. It reminds me of back in the days of having to get over the hurdle of [Michael] Jordan. At some point you've got to get over that hurdle, you've got to knock it down, you've got to knock the wall down.'' ... Fell to 0-6 in playoff games in Cleveland, tying Atlanta for the worst postseason record by an opponent. Cavaliers: Several Cleveland players watched the dramatic finish of the 76ers-Celtics game from their locker-room chairs before tip-off. ... James moved past Tony Parker (226) for the fifth most games in postseason history. Derek Fisher (259) is the all-time leader followed by Tim Duncan (251), Robert Horry (244) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (237). UP NEXT Game 4 is Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 6th, 2018Related News

‘Paksiw na bangus’

After my friend Pette Santos Jorolan described the paksiw na bangus that she serves in her restaurant, Everybody's Caf, I knew I just had to have a taste of it. According to Pette, the bangus they use comes from either Dagupan or Bataan. Dagupan, in particular, is known for its fat, tasty milkfish. One reason for its extraordinary taste is the combination of saltwater and freshwater in which the fish are raised. The fish from Dagupan also tend to have smaller heads, said Pette. Based in San Fernando, Pampanga, Everybody's Caf has a stall in Salcedo Market, Makati, every Saturday, where I bought (aside from my usual stash of lumpia and morcon) paksiw na bangus. True enough, t...Keep on reading: ‘Paksiw na bangus’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 3rd, 2018Related News

Direk Jun Lana deplores talent managers who treat films as just ‘rakets’: ‘Ganito kagarapal ang show biz’

If there is anyone who can speak about the realities---glossy and otherwise---of Philippine show business, perhaps it is Jun Robles Lana, who is no stranger to the entertainment industry and literary circles. Lana is an 11-time Palanca Awardee, filmmaker and director of the international award-winning comedy-drama "Die Beautiful" and, recently, "Ang Dalawang Mrs Reyes." On Wednesday, he took to his Instagram to lament the goings-on in local show biz, expressing his disappointment on managers, specifically those who treat films as just "rakets" or sidelines---a common trajectory, it seems, that pervades the glamorous world of celebrities and talent handlers alike. "Eto ang kalakaran ...Keep on reading: Direk Jun Lana deplores talent managers who treat films as just ‘rakets’: ‘Ganito kagarapal ang show biz’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 27th, 2018Related News

Duterte off to Singapore

PRESIDENT Duterte left yesterday afternoon for Singapore for the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit. The President departed from the Davao City International Airport on an eight-seater Challenger private jet. He had promised to use a smaller aircraft to save on expenses. He is expected to return to….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsApr 26th, 2018Related News

TDF yields climb as BSP cuts offer volume

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Senior Reporter YIELDS FOR term deposits climbed across all tenors amid smaller volumes offered this week, with banks eyeing bigger margins as they expect market rates to keep rising. Banks wanted to place P96.262 billion under the term deposit facility (TDF) yesterday, slightly higher than the P90 billion which the […] The post TDF yields climb as BSP cuts offer volume appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceApr 26th, 2018Related News

State revenues, spending top Q1 targets

STATE revenues and expenditures beat targets last quarter, the Department of Finance (DoF) announced on Monday, citing preliminary data from the Treasury bureau ahead of their scheduled official release today. The government’s budget deficit stood at P162.2 billion in the first quarter, smaller than expected due to “good revenue performance,” according to Finance Secretary Carlos… link: State revenues, spending top Q1 targets.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Apr 24th, 2018Related News