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Netflix membership up 20% in 2019 despite heavy competition

Netflix membership up 20% in 2019 despite heavy competition.....»»

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GDP growth falls to 8-year low in 2019

GDP growth falls to 8-year low in 2019.....»»

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Philippines’ gross domestic product performance (2019)

Philippines’ gross domestic product performance (2019).....»»

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MPBL: Clutch Suerte carries Batangas to victory; Pampanga clinches playoff berth

Rey Suerte showed nerves of steel, towing Batangas City-Tanduay to a tight 72-68 victory over Navotas-Unipak Sardines in the 2019-20 Chooks-to-Go/MPBL Lakan Season at the Ynares Sports Arena, Thursday. Down by two points, Suerte fired a three-pointer from the left wing before fishing a foul off Navotas’ Kojack Melegrito which led to two free throws which gave Batangas a three-point advantage, 69-66, with 1:39 left in the game. Osama Abdurasad’s lay-up with 39.4 seconds left trimmed the Athletics’ lead to one. However, Suerte once again came to Batangas’ defense, converting a trey on the same spot to push the lead back to four points, 72-68, with 16 seconds remaining. Abdurasad missed a three-pointer while Jason Melano stole the ball off a pass from Joesel Prudente to seal the deal for the Athletics. “We really need it sa standings and especially for the people of Batangas, atleast kahit papaano napa-smile namin sila. Kahit kaunti. [But] we’re still trying to figure out how to win,” said Batangas head coach Woody Co. Suerte – who scored Batangas’ last eight points – finished the game with 13 points, five assists, and four rebounds for the Athletics, who are now in a three-way logjam in the fifth spot of the South Division with Iloilo and Zamboanga, possessing identical 16-11 cards. Melano delivered 12 points, 13 rebounds, three steals, and a block while Ryusei Koga and Jeff Viernes chipped in 12 and 11 points in the victory. Mark Guillen and Elmer Cabahug, meanwhile, led Navotas with 13 points apiece. The Unipak Sardines-backed squad dropped to a 7-21 standing in the North Division. In the earlier game, San Juan-Go for Gold averted a major collapse, escaping gutsy Iloilo, 70-67. With his team down by 12 points in the final frame, IloIlo’s Rey Publico poured in five points in a crucial 12-1 blast including a putback which sliced the Knights’ lead to a solitary point, 67-68, with 59 seconds remaining in the game. The Royals then forced a shot clock violation on the defending champions which paved the way for a floater from Aaron Jeruta which, unfortunately, was blocked by Mike Ayonayon. Jhonard Clarito, who was fouled by Alfrancis Tamsi with 3.2 seconds left, drained two clutch free throws to give San Juan a three-point cushion. Publico missed a potential game-tying three-pointer with 2.4 ticks which spelled doom for IloIlo. “Sabi ko nga, a win is a win. Pero siyempre, IloIlo ‘yan. May sistema, lahat kumpleto, coaching staff, players. Bigay ko yung credit sa kanila, ready talaga sila buti na lang na-shoot ni Jhonard [Clarito] yung huli,” said San Juan head coach Randy Alcantara. Clarito pumped in 22 points, eight rebounds, and four steals for the league-leading San Juan, who now stands at 24-3 in the Northern Division – a game behind second-running Manila-Frontrow. John Wilson chipped in 12 points on a horrid 4-of-17 clip laced with eight rebounds, two steals, and two blocks. Orlan Wamar also had 12 markers while Ayonayon finished the game with 11 points, four rebounds, and three assists. Former Letran stalwart Publico finished with a double-double performance of 17 points and 10 rebounds for the 16-11 IloIlo, who is now tied with Zamboanga-Family’s Brand Sardines for the fifth spot in the South Division. Richard Escoto provided 13 points, five assists, four rebounds, and four steals while Tamsi had 10 points and four rebounds in a losing effort. In the first contest, behind the all-around brilliance of Mark Cruz, Pampanga sealed its playoff berth after handing the also-ran Rizal-Xentro Mall a 20-point beating, 90-70. The pint-sized Cruz stuffed the stat sheet with a triple-double of 10 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds, helping Pampanga forge a two-way tie with Bulacan in the fourth spot of the North Division with identical 18-9 win-loss cards. Already up by 12 points entering the second half, Pampanga unleashed an 18-8 rally capped off by Reil Cervantes three-pointer to chalk up its biggest lead of the ball game at 23, 58-35, in the 3:52 mark of the third period. Rizal was able to cut it to 12 via a Buenaventura Raflores three-pointer with 2:34 in the fourth frame, 67-79, but it’s the closest they could get as Raymond Binuya, Mark Cruz, and Dan Alberto slammed the doors with an 8-2 spurt. “Ang target namin is to go one game at a time, try to win as much as we can hanggang matapos kasi nag po-positioning tayo e sa positioning ngayon e. Sakin, kahit sino ang makalaban namin ang importante ay gawin namin yung part namin,” said Pampanga head coach Bong Ramos Michale Juico spearheaded the Giant Lanterns’ offensive assault with 19 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field on top of eight rebounds and two assists while Levi Hernandez added 14 points. Rizal – who dropped to a 4-21 standing also in the North Division – was led by Kelvin Gregorio with 21 points and eight rebounds. Golden Coolers team captain Mark Benitez chipped in 10 markers and five boards. The Scores: FIRST GAME Pampanga (90) – Juico 19, Hernandez 14, Cruz 10, Cervantes 9, Maiquez 9, Baltazar 7, Binuya 7, Gomez 6, Muyang 4, Alberto 3, Acuno 2, Baltazar 0, Enriquez 0, Fabian 0, Salcedo 0 Rizal-Xentro Mall (70) – Gregorio 21, Benitez 10, Raflores 9, Hoyohoy 7, Leynes 5, Casajeros 5, Saliente 5, Bacay 3, Regalado 3, Butel 0, Raflores 0, Rosales 0 Quarterscores: 15-18, 39-27, 66-47, 90-70 SECOND GAME San Juan-Go-for-Gold (70) – Clarito 22, Wilson 12, Wamar 12, Ayonayon 11, Aquino 8, Rodriguez 4, Bunag 1, Victoria 0, Reyes 0, Isit 0, Subido 0, Estrella 0, Tajonera 0 IloIlo-United (67) – Publico 17, Escoto 13, Tamsi 10, Prado 7, Jaboneta 4, Arambulo 4, Jeruta 3, Gumaru 3, de Joya 3, Mahari 0, Rodriguez 0, Pantin 0, Racho 0 Quarterscores: 16-20, 42-33, 61-51, 70-67 THIRD GAME Batangas City-Athletics (72) – Suerte 14, Melano 12, Koga 12, Viernes 11, Olivares 7, Grimaldo 5, Santos 4, Sara 3, Tungcab 3, Bragais 2, Rogado 0 Navotas-Unipak Sardines (68) – Guillen 13, Cabahug 13, Taywan 11, Gonzales 6, Melegrito 5, Bondoc 5, Abdurasad 5, Matillano 4, Andaya 4, Bautista 2, Evangelista 0, Prudente 0 Quarterscores: 17-10, 34-31, 51-58, 72-68.....»»

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4-time All-Star Alana Beard retires from WNBA after 15 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alana Beard, a two-time Defensive Player of the Year who won a WNBA championship with the Los Angeles Sparks, is retiring after 15 years. In 2016, she helped the Sparks win a third WNBA title. She is third in all-time steals in the league with 710. Beard won Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2017 and '18. She also played for the Washington Mystics. The Sparks announced her decision Thursday. Team managing partner and governor Eric Holoman thanked Beard for what he called her "historic contributions" to the franchise and the league. The guard-forward from Shreveport, Louisiana, was a four-time All-Star. "I am so grateful for the many years I've been able to play the game I love, for the amazing players I've had the opportunity to play with and compete against, and for the tremendous fans I've been lucky enough to play in front of," Beard said. "I am excited for my next chapter and ready to pursue my next career. I look forward to using my platform to create opportunities for the communities that supported me throughout my journey, women and people of color." Beard had career averages of 11.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.7 steals, while shooting 43% from the field. She started 402 of 419 regular-season games and made 42 playoff appearances.  Beard was taken second overall in the 2004 WNBA Draft by the Mystics. She attended Duke, where she became the first NCAA player to score 2,600 points, dish out 500 assists and record 400 steals. .....»»

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PDRRMO to local responders: Formulate contingency plan in case n-CoV enters Cebu

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices (LDRRMOs) have been alerted to remain vigilant on the public health hazard that the 2019 novel coronavirus may bring should it make its way in the province. On Thursday morning, January 23, 2022, Provincial DRRM Officer Neil Angelo Sanchez sent out an advisory to […] The post PDRRMO to local responders: Formulate contingency plan in case n-CoV enters Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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13.1 million Filipino families consider themselves poor, says SWS survey

MANILA, Philippines – In the last quarter of 2019, 54% of families considered themselves poor, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. That result of the survey conducted in December was 12 percentage points above the previous mark of 42% in September 2019. The SWS said that 54% translated ........»»

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After U.S. cancels Bato s visa, Duterte threatens to scrap visiting forces agreement

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Following the United States' decision to cancel the visa of Senator Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, President Rodrigo Duterte renewed his threats to "terminate" the Philippines' Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the US. "I'm warning you, this is the first time: 'pag hindi ninyo ginawa ang correction diyan, ........»»

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PH misses 2019 GDP target | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Philippines misses GDP growth target for 2019 The Philippines' gross domestic product or GDP grew by 6.4% in the 4th quarter of 2019, but it was not enough to reach the government’s target between 6% and 6.5%. Imee Marcos spreads 'tsismis': U.S. 'revokes' Lorenzana's visa too Senator Imee Marcos says she heard a rumor other government officials ........»»

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Perceived corruption in 2019: PH gets its lowest ranking in 7 years

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines fared worse in the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) of Transparency International versus 2018. With a score of 34, the Philippines also ranked lower, falling 14 notches and placing 113th out of 180 countries. It was the country's lowest ranking since 2012. The country ........»»

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Market surges; MPIC, URC climb

The stock market rallied Thursday on bargain-hunting, buoyed by a government report that the economy expanded 6.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019—the second-fastest in the region......»»

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GDP goal missed by hairline

Economic output, measured in gross domestic product (GDP), grew 6.4 percent for the fourth quarter period last year but it still missed the minimum 6 percent expansion goal for last year, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) data released yesterday showed. As such, full year GDP growth for 2019 now stands at just 5.9 percent, a tad […] The post GDP goal missed by hairline appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Room available for GSP scheme

Philippine goods have more opportunity to benefit from the General Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) program of the European Union given that 2019 data estimates a flat growth of exports to EU enjoying the trade scheme. Citing Eurostat data, Chargé d’ Affaires for the delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, Thomas Wiersing, said […] The post Room available for GSP scheme appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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Economy defies the odds

The Philippine economy did creditably well in 2019 despite adversities......»»

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Patriot of the Year

Francisco “Kit” Tatad, the legendary former press secretary, former Senate majority floor leader, and today’s one of the country’s best journalists and writers, sent a reaction article to the BizNewsAsia issue which declared Ramon S. Ang, Man of the Year for 2019. Here is the article:.....»»

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Transport group protests new franchise consolidation memo

4 MIN READ Transport groups in the Cordillera held a protest to assail Memorandum Circular 2019-066 issued by the LTFRB accelerating franchise consolidation, calling the order “deceptive and divisive.” The post Transport group protests new franchise consolidation memo appeared first on Northern Dispatch......»»

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SC names new judge to handle De Lima’s illegal drugs case

The Supreme Court yesterday designated Manila Regional Trial Court Judge Grace P. Chavez Ty as presiding judge of the Muntinlupa City RTC Branch 256 to take over the illegal drugs case of detained Sen. Leila de Lima. In an administrative order, Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta said the designation of Ty “is full time, effective […].....»»

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DOH: Still no confirmed case of nCoV in Philippines

While the Philippines still has no case of the new viral illness that has infected hundreds of people, the Department of Health admitted yesterday that the deadly novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) could spread to the country......»»

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Cast ng Beautiful Justice emosyonal sa huling taping

Magtatapos na bukas ang Kapuso series na Beautiful Justice. May kanya-kanyang fond memories ang ilan sa bida nito na hinding-hindi nila makakalimutan. Para kay Gabbi Garcia, “Every time we would shoot and all-star cast scene, it’s always hard cause we tend to laugh and talk to each other a lot cause we’re all very close.” […] The post Cast ng Beautiful Justice emosyonal sa huling taping appeared first on Bandera......»»

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Joshua naaksidente sa shooting ng ‘Block Z’ dahil sa mga zombie

HALOS magkasabay ang pagpapalabas ng ABS-CBN sa mga proyekto ng controversial stars of 2019 na sina Gerald Anderson at Julia Barretto. Tingin marahil ng mga boss ng Kapamilya Network at Star Cinema, humupa na ang isyu sa dalawa and it’s about time na ipalabas na nila ang seryeng “A Soldier’s Heart” ni Gerald sa Lunes, […] The post Joshua naaksidente sa shooting ng ‘Block Z’ dahil sa mga zombie appeared first on Bandera......»»

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