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The STAR Cover December 15, 2018

The STAR Cover December 15, 2018.....»»

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Lotto results for December 14, 2018

EZ2 - 30 29 3 digits (In exact order) (11am draw) - 3 3 3 (4pm draw) - 5 4 1 (Evening draw) - 1 4 0 4 digits - 4 5 7 9 6/45 MegaLotto - 33 32 19 2 21 25 P12,610,933.00 6/58 UltraLotto - 25 56 42 26 31 49 P49,500,000.00.....»»

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Economy to weather next year’s challenges

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is optimistic the Philippines will hurdle whatever challenges await it next year. “If 2018 has not been easy for us, 2019 will not…READ The post Economy to weather next year’s challenges appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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BSP sees sharp rise in 2018 BoP deficit

The balance of payments deficit will widen significantly this year given the economy’s import requirements, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced on Friday. A higher current account deficit could lead to…READ The post BSP sees sharp rise in 2018 BoP deficit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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ADB approves 2019 budget

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved the 2019 administrative budget (net internal administrative expense budget) of $690.5 million. This represents a 2.7 percent increase over the 2018 administrative budget, consisting of 1.3 percent in price increase and 1.4 percent in volume growth. The volume growth is -0.1 percent if excluding the three special initiatives for […].....»»

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BSP sees higher current account deficit for 2018

The country’s external payments position is expected to remain in the red this year and next year amid the country’s strong demand for capital equipment and raw materials to support the expanding economy, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas......»»

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Fruit crops output up in third quarter of 2018

Production of the country’s major fruit crops continued to improve in the third quarter, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority......»»

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National Museum to open Habol Panay exhibit Dec. 15

THE National Museum Western Visayas Regional Museum and Satellite Office (NMWVRMSO) will open its inaugural exhibit “Habol Panay: The Woven Artistry of Western Visayas” on Dec. 15, 2018 at the Old Iloilo Provincial Jail, Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City. “The much-awaited exhibit is not only a showcase of indigenous textiles but it is also a celebration […] The post National Museum to open Habol Panay exhibit Dec. 15 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Iloilo City Hall faces reenacted budget

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE fate of the 2019 budget of the Iloilo City government remains uncertain following reports that Mayor Jose Espinosa III might veto or reject the version passed by the Sangguniang Panlungsod. The SP approved the P2.318-billion budget on Dec 12, 2018 after scrapping the P200,000 allocation to the Local Youth and Development […] The post Iloilo City Hall faces reenacted budget appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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PBA: Lee drills game winner as Hotshots take crucial 3-2 lead

Leethal weapon indeed. Paul Lee drilled the game winner Friday as the Magnolia Hotshots survived the Alaska Aces, 79-78, in Game 5 of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals at the Big Dome. Down one with 11 seconds to go, Romeo Travis was blocked by Best Import Mike Harris on his way to the basket. Fortunately for Magnolia, Lee picked up the loose ball and calmly drilled an open baseline jumper for a 79-78 lead with 1.3 seconds to go. Travis then stopped Harris on a fadeaway in Alaska's final possession and the Hotshots moved on to one win away from the title after taking a crucial 3-2 lead. "Aatakihin ako sa puso," head coach Chito Victolero said with a sigh of relief post-game. "It was a great game, one of the classics in terms of the PBA Finals. I want to commend my players for their mental toughness. We are tired but it was all about heart," he added. Magnolia was up eight, 74-66, with less than five minutes to go. However, the Aces would slowly pick up steam and would score 10 straight to take over, 76-74, in the final 1:17. The Hotshtos were in trouble late too but Lee managed to stop a 3-on-1 Alaska break before finding Ian Sangalang for a crucial and-one play with 18 seconds left for a 77-76 Magnolia lead. Alaska would answer back via two Mike Harris free throws, setting up the final Magnolia play that ended with Lee's clutch jumper. Before the wild fourth quarter, Magnolia dominated the first half, leading by as many as 17 points, 51-34, behind a strong second quarter. Alaska would quickly respond to start the second half, firing a 20-2 run for a 60-55 lead in the third period. Sangalang led the Hotshots with 20 points followed by Mark Barroca with 14. Jio Jalalon added 13 in a big bounce back game. Lee finished with 11 points and his game-winner was being his only basket in the second half. For the Aces, Mike Harris led the way with 26 points. Game 6 is set for Wednesday at Ynares Antipolo.   The Scores: MAGNOLIA 79 -- Sangalang 20, Barroca 14, Jalalon 13, Lee 11, Travis 10, Herndon 6, Dela Rosa 4, Reavis 1, Melton 0, Brondial 0, Simon 0. ALASKA 78 -- Harris 28, Enciso 13, Racal 13, Pascual 6, Exciminiano 5, Cruz 4, Banchero 3, Casio 2, Teng 2, Manuel 2, Baclao 0, Galliguez 0. Quarters: 29-28, 53-40, 65-62, 79-78.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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UAAP: Winning Maroons join rainy UP Lantern Parade

The rain did not bother the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball runners-up as the Fighting Maroons participated in the annual Lantern Parade Friday at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. Seven members of the history-making team namely UAAP Season 81 MVP Bright Akhuetie, Jun Manzo, Javi Gomez de Liano, Janjan Jaboneta, Gelo Vito, Diego Dario, and Will Gozum rode a truck that slowly went around the campus' massive academic oval. During the ride, they took selfies with fans along the road. Happening now: #UAAPSeason81 silver medalists UP MBT participating in the annual Lantern Parade. Players are riding a truck as they take selfies with fans around the academic oval. @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/cIQ5wXJ3Fr — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) December 14, 2018 UP MBT's turn to be introduced in the Quezon Hall. Several fans still showed up to witness the team despite the rainy weather. @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/VuaNR1MjSl — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) December 14, 2018 It was drizzling the whole afternoon but the players and fans still continued the parade. The crowd chanted 'Atin 'To!' and 'UP Fight' while the drummers kept hitting their signature beats just a few vehicles away from the basketball team's truck. The participation of the team in the yearly tradition of the community is in celebration of the men's basketball program ending a 32-year medal drought in men's basketball. "Sobrang sarap ng feeling. At least for one last time lalo na ngayong Pasko na nakita namin yung buong community, na kahit umuulan andito pa rin para sa amin, todo suporta pa rin. We are really blessed as a team and as individuals to have this opportunity and probably this is the best UP experience for me if you're gonna ask me," said graduating player Gelo Vito. "It's really a blessing, may mga naririnig pa nga ako na may dumayo pa from UP Baguio to be here," added Vito. Akhuetie was thrilled to see the warm reception from UP supporters. "It's awesome. I can't wait to make these guys proud by getting the championship. Look at the hearts these people are pouring out. There is nothing you can do for them that can be too much. Despite the weather, the rain and all, they still showed up." However, Akhuetie expressed that despite the love they have been getting from the community, a bridesmaid finish is not enough. "I just couldn't get it in my head that 'Oh okay, for them to be this happy, I've done enough' I still feel we have to do more so I like it, it's okay but I'm not carried away by it," he said. Aside from the basketball team, the men's track and feld team, which ended a 36-year title drought, also had their own truck to celebrate the achievement. Aside from the UP MBT, the track and field team also has a truck of their own in the Lantern Parade. The team ended a 36 year title drought in the #UAAPSeason81. @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/Rx2S2noGH0 — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) December 14, 2018.....»»

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PBA: Clutch Paul Lee shows up on both ends to save Magnolia s title chances

Magnolia was on the brink of an epic Finals collapse. The Hotshots have lost all of their 17-point lead in Game 5 of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals and Romeo Travis' strong drive for a go-ahead layup was emphatically denied by Best Import Mike Harris. Alaska's Kevin Racal has dived for the loose ball but somehow, someway, Paul Lee managed to snag the leather and dribble his way to an open baseline. Lee, the newly-awarded PBA Best Player of the Conference, shot a mid-range jumper in rhythm. He swished it and gave the Hotshots a 79-78 lead with 1.3 seconds to go. It was his only score in the second half as he finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Magnolia would go on and win, taking a crucial 3-2 lead in the Finals. "I took the chance eh, kasi wala na eh down kami. Yung small details na ganun, yung mga 50-50 ball, yun yung mga nagpapanalo ng laro. Nakuha and then na-convert ko, so it gave us a win," Lee said on his series-defining save. "Struggle ako buong series offensively, pero yung coaching staff and the whole team, lagi nila sinasabi na next shot, next shot, papasok din yan. Tinira ko lang, luckily yung timing maganda siya. Sobrang bait talaga ni Lord alam mo yun? Sa kanila na eh, tapos ganun yung naging end nung game. Wala na akong hiling, napaka-gandang panalo nun," he added on his version of The Shot. A couple of plays before, Lee had another brilliant save that helped set up Game 5's wild finish. Down two, Lee managed to stop a 3-on-1 Alaska break before finding Ian Sangalang on the other end for a game-turning three-point play. That play gave Magnolia a 77-76 lead with 18 seconds to go. "I won't give up in any play, hanggang walang pito or di stop yung game. Yun naman tinuro samin from the start, hanggang di pumipito or walang deadball, tuluy-tuloy lang," Lee said. "Ayun nag-end up sa magandang play pa ganun lang yung mentality namin," he added. With Game 6 on the horizon, Lee knows it's going to be doubly hard and he wants the Hotshots to try and stay sharp. A title is on the line after all. "It's gonna be hard next game, yun yung pinaka mahirap na game. We need to prepare and of course wag namin kalimutan na mag-enjoy din sa laro," Lee said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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PBA: Sangalang on Game 6: 'Pipilitin na namin makuha'

Ian Sangalang sure knows how to time his big performances. In a game where import Romeo Travis had perhaps his worst showing of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals, Sangalang had his best, leading the Magnolia Hotshots in scoring with 20 points on 61 percent shooting to go on top of six rebounds. More importantly, Sangalang was clutch too as his crucial three-point play inside the last 20 seconds gave Magnolia, 77-76 lead. "Unang-una, nung nandun kami sa court akala mo talo ne eh, pero thankful ako sa mga teammates ko kasi sila yung nagtrabaho dun sa kabilang court eh," Sangalang said, describing the play where Paul Lee had to stop a 3-on-1 Alaska break before he connected on the and-one play on the other end. "Hindi sila nag-give up. Sila yun eh, hindi na ako yun," he added. A win away from clinching the title, Sangalang knows it's going to be harder than ever and so Magnolia has to maintain its level of focus and concentration. The Finals has been marked with intense and physical action on both ends and it's going to take another hearculean effort from the Hotshots to close this one out. "Next game kailangan mag-focus talaga kami, kasi kita niyo naman yung game na yun hindi ganun kadali," Sangalang said. "Tulungan lang kami. Alam kong hindi ganun ka-easy, lalo na kalaban mo Alaska. Hindi ganun kadali pero pipilitin na namin makuha," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Down 2-3 in PBA Finals, Alaska out to prove comeback is real

Alaska was 11.4 seconds away from a 3-2 lead in the race-to-four Finals in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup. Only, Paul Lee had other plans – steal the win from the Aces and shoot Magnolia one win from the championship. Of course, Alaska only acknowledged that the close loss left a bad taste in their mouths. “It’s always a tough pill to swallow when you lose one. It was so close,” reinforcement Mike Harris, who scored the could-have-been game-winner, told reporters on Wednesday. He then continued, “This one just came down to both teams being hungry and fighting for it.” At the same time, the Aces also only acknowledged the heroics put on by Lee and the guts showed by the Hotshots. “Hats off to them. The ball bounced to them and Paul Lee ends up making the tough shot,” Harris said. He then continued, “Both teams were tough down the stretch and that’s what you want. These are the games you wanna play in. You want everybody sore and barely able to move when you come out of there.” Nonetheless, they are adamant that it ain’t over ‘til it’s over – even though they are in a must-win situation from here on out. As their American import put it, “The good thing is we got another one on Wednesday. We can clear our head.” He then continued, “We’re not looking forward to Game 7. Game 6 is do-or-die for both teams because I’m pretty sure they don’t wanna go to Game 7.” Point guard Simon Enciso could only agree. “This is really nothing new to us. We’re down 0-2 at the beginning of the series so we just really need to go back to the gym and work harder,” he said. Game 6 of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals is scheduled on Wednesday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo......»»

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LIVE UPDATES: Miss Universe 2018 coronation

MANILA, Philippines – A confidently beautiful lady with a heart will soon begin her reign after the Miss Universe 2018 coronation night on Monday, December 17, in Thailand. Ninety-four women from across the globe are in Thailand for what many fans regard as the "Olympics" of pageantry. Of course, the Philippines' ........»»

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Lee hits game-winner as Magnolia moves on cusp of PBA title

MANILA, Philippines – Count on Paul Lee to come through the clutch.  The Best Import of the Conference hit a game-winner with 1.3 seconds left as Magnolia moved on the cusp of bagging the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup title with a 79-78 win over Alaska in Game 5 on Friday, ........»»

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BVR Open 2018: Guzman-Arbasto pair off to winning start

      MANILA, Phililppines – KR Guzman and Krung Arbasto of Tiger Winx got off to a winning start in the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour December Open 2018: A Christmas Rally on Friday, December 14, at the Sands SM by the Bay.   Hoping to follow up their title conquest in Dumaguete City ........»»

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LIST: Simbang Gabi schedules across the Philippines for 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Planning to complete the Simbang Gabi this year?  For Christmas this year, Rappler compiled the Simbang Gabi schedules in key churches and chapels – including those in shopping malls – in different parts of the Philippines. We have the schedules for two types of Simbang Gabi: the dawn ........»»

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IN PHOTOS: Despite the rain, UP Lantern Parade 2018 shines on

MANILA, Philippines – From strong calls to end all forms of violence to heartwarming messages, the 2018 University of the Philippines (UP) lantern parade shone a light on various issues through floats despite the rainy weather Friday, December 14, at the Quezon Hall Amphitheater. Following UP’s Christmas theme, “Paglaot, Pagdaong” (sailing ........»»

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Operation Orion reaches Cauayan

FROM December 12-26, 2018, a group of 24 students and officers of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Civil Engineering Club worked on projects of the Mambugsay Essential Oil Producers Association (MEOPA) in Barangay Mambugsay, Cauayan. In a span of eight days they will, together with technicians and staff from AIDFI and members of MEOPA […] The post Operation Orion reaches Cauayan appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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