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Balance of payments gap narrows to $455M in July

The Philippines posted a narrower balance of payments (BoP) deficit in July with the shortfall the lowest in three months, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Monday. July’s deficit of $455 million was significantly smaller than the $1.177 billion and $678 million recorded in June and a year earlier, respectively. “Outflows in July 2018 stemmed mainly from payments [...] The post Balance of payments gap narrows to $455M in July appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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PH Navy warship heads to Australia for war games

  A Philippine Navy warship is heading to Darwin, Australia to take part in the two-week maritime drills.   A sendoff ceremony for the 300-man contingent of BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16) was held on Monday to participate in the 14th multilateral regional maritime exercise Kakadu 2018.   The Philippine Navy's participation of maritime drills overseas comes after taking part in the Rim of the Pacific (Rimpac) exercise in Hawaii.   Kakadu is the third international defense and security engagement of the Philippine Navy this year, said public information officer Commander Jonathan Zata.   It is Australia's largest exercise, hosted bienniall...Keep on reading: PH Navy warship heads to Australia for war games.....»»

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Activist-journalist Jon Melegrito wins AARP AAPI Hero award

KENSINGTON, Maryland---Filipino American activist and journalist Jon Melegrito, a tireless advocate for Filipino World War II veterans, won the 2018 AARP AAPI Hero Award in the Volunteer Hero Category. Melegrito has dedicated his time and energy to educating and bringing awareness to t The plight of Filipino veterans. AAPI Hero Awards recognizes everyday heroes across the US: volunteer and staff members who dedicate their time to assisting nonprofit organizations, and who serve 50-plus Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Melegrito's legacy is getting the approval for the Congressional Gold Medal for Filipino WWII Vets, where the US Congress finally acknowledged Filipin...Keep on reading: Activist-journalist Jon Melegrito wins AARP AAPI Hero award.....»»

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Publicity stunt: Indonesia leader gets lift from motorbike skit

An actor impersonating Indonesian President Joko Widodo rides a motorbike during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games at the Gelora Bung Karno main stadium in Jakarta on August 18, 2018. /.....»»

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Asian Games: Agatha Wong gives Philippines its 3rd bronze medal

Agatha Chrystenzen Wong of the Philippines competes in the women's taijiquan event at the womes's wushu competition during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 19, 2018. AFP PHOTO /.....»»

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MPBL HIGHLIGHTS MANILA CITY STARS VS BULACAN KUYAS/ REIL CERVANTES – Manila Video

Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League August 16, 2018 Manila Stars-Robust Energy Capsule def. Bulacan Kuyas-Mighty Sports, 84-62. Powerade Best Player of the Game: REIL CERVANTES – 19 pts, 4 reb, 3 assists #mpbl #DatuCup #LigaNgBawatPilipino source link: MPBL HIGHLIGHTS MANILA CITY STARS VS BULACAN KUYAS/ REIL CERVANTES – Manila Video.....»»

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Villanueva: Signing of safer workplace law a resounding victory to all workers

August 20, 2018. Senator Joel Villanueva on Monday welcomed the signing of Republic Act No. 11058 or An Act Strengthening Compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) that seeks to amend the 41-year old Labor Code of the Philippines which, at present, does not declare unlawful or impose a fine… Source link link: Villanueva: Signing of 'safer workplace' law a resounding victory to all workers.....»»

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ASIAN GAMES: Wushu s Wong overcomes injuries to deliver Philippines third bronze

JAKARTA — Not even a recurring tendinitis and a battered right knee could stop wushu artist Agatha Chrystensen Wong from delivering the third bronze medal for the Philippine delegation as she placed third in the women's taijijian and taijiquan all-around competition in the 2018 Asian Games held Monday at the Jakarta International Expo. The 20-year-old De La Salle-College of St. Benilde student, who performed second in the field of 16 entries in the finals of the combined event, finished fifth with a score 9.68 points in the taijiquan held Sunday before ending up third with 9.68 in the taijijian on Monday for a total score of 19.36, just enough for her to clinch the bronze and grab her very first medal in a maiden Asian stint. In doing so, Wong tried to focus amid all the noise of an animated crowd, that included Indonesia President Joko Widodo, who came as early at the start of the event and personally witnessed home bet Lindwell Lindwell score a 9.75 first-place performance for a total of 19.50 points and the gold medal. Juanita Uen Ying Mok of Hong Kong grabbed the silver medal with a total of 19.42 points. “I was so nervous because I placed fifth in the first discipline. I had to make sure of an impressive performance in the second discipline so I can have a chance,” said Wong, who had an impressive stint in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia with her gold in the taijiquan event and another silver in the taijijian event. Performing to the tune of Heal the World, Wong,unmindful of Widodo’s presence, dished out her best performance despite a nagging pain in her foot and a bruised knee that both bothered her landing. “Nahirapan po talaga ako tumapak dahil sa tendinitis ko, tapos hirap ako magbend dahil sa knees ko. But I felt relieved kasi tapos na ako and my hard work paid off," said Wong, who didn't expect she will have podium right on her first try in the Asiad. "I had no expectations. I just wanted to do my best and I think I did my best performance. So I think that's worth it na din for my sacrifices and my family, who always supports me," Wong said. "I just always keep a very positive mindset and that has taken me places already ever since SEA Games and World Championships," add Wong. Wong’s bronze medal was the third of such color for the Philippine team here, counting the two others from the men’s and women’s poomsae taekwondo teams......»»

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August 20, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

REGIONAL WEATHER FORECAST Forecast Areas: Visayas, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro Issued at: 6:00 AM, 20 August 2018 Valid Beginning: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Luzon. Meanwhile, at 3:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon SOULIK was located based on all available data at 1,670 km East […].....»»

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4 Cities Outside NCR Join PH’s Most Competitive

The cities of Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, and Cebu are among the 10 most competitive highly-urbanized cities in the Philippines today, according to an annual survey. The Cities and Municipalities Index (CMCI) 2018 showed that the number of cities outside Metro Manila to attain this status increased to four from only two last year, […].....»»

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Behind Tulfo brother’s rant against the Philippine General Hospital

Broadcast host Ramon Tulfo walked into a substitute emergency room of Philippine General Hospital on Aug. 15, 2018 with his staff and a weeping girl who was hit by his driver. He walked away angry and posted a video on Facebook purportedly showing medical staff who were indifferent to the patient. Tulfo named a doctor, […].....»»

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Madilim Ang Gabi tells the other side of Duterte s drug war

MANILA, Philippines – Madilim Ang Gabi (Dark is the Night), one of the  Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018  movies, is about Sara (Gina Alajar) and Lando (Phillip Salvador), who peddle shabu. Directed by Adolfo Alix Jr, the movie tracks the couples' lives as they attempt to get out of the drug business amid President ........»»

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Guiao replaces Chot as Gilas coach in World Cup qualifiers

MANILA, Philippines – It won't be the last time Yeng Guiao will call the shots for the Philippine men's basketball team. Guiao – who's mentoring the retooled national squad in the 2018 Asian Games – will take over the coaching reins for Gilas Pilipinas in the second round of the Asian ........»»

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Smart up by 1,300 LTE sites over Globe, according to latest figures

  MANILA, Philippines – Philippine telco Smart reports that they have added 3,900 LTE base stations to their network from January 2018 to the end of June 2018, bringing the total number to 12,600 – a 45% increase since the beginning of the year.  The two major telcos in the Philippines ........»»

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Imus, Cavite church choir, UST Singers win big in Italy

Imusicapella chamber choir in Italy Imusicapella from the Philippines won the grand prize in the 57th Concorso Internazionale di Canto Corale Seghizzi 2018 in Gorizia, Italy. The church choir from.....»»

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163 The Parish Fiesta Mass 2018 at Sta. Rita De Cascia Baclaran – Manila Picture

Image published by glendale_lapastora2001 on 2018-05-20 09:02:31 and used under Creative Commons license. Tagged: , file:md5sum=e27d25b2d6a8e0d947d8304711fde3a5 , file:sha1sig=a284c29681971dd6945ba841094e09e697315fe3 , Parañaque , Metro Manila , Philippines , PH , santa , rita , de , cascia , parish , paranaque , fiesta , karakol , 2018 , barangay , baclaran , village , parade , cultural… link: 163 The Parish Fiesta Mass 2018 at Sta. Rita De Cascia Baclaran – Manila Picture.....»»

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Manila Airport GM Says Sorry Xiamen Air 8667 NAIA – Manila Video

Published on August 20, 2018. source link: Manila Airport GM Says Sorry Xiamen Air 8667 NAIA – Manila Video.....»»

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Napolcom OKs rank upgrading of heads of PROs, NOSUs, PNPA

Napolcom vice chairman and executive officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao issued the statement after the commission en banc issued Resolution No. 2018-406 which approved the rank upgrading. Napolcom OKs rank upgrading of heads of PROs, NOSUs, PNPA The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has approved the upgrading of the rank of the Directors of the PNP… link: Napolcom OKs rank upgrading of heads of PROs, NOSUs, PNPA.....»»

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Gordon reiterates call to make use of Subic, Clark airports as alternatives to NAIA

August 18, 2018. Senator Richard J. Gordon once again reiterated his call for reopening the airports in Subic and Clarkfield, Pampanga to provide alternative airports to decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). “Passengers are inconvenienced when flights at the NAIA are delayed or cancelled due to… Source link link: Gordon reiterates call to make use of Subic, Clark airports as alternatives to NAIA.....»»

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CamSur s Caramoan hosts Swimjunkie Challenge 2018

PILI, Camarines Sur, Aug. 16 --One of the most awaited swimming competitions in the country, the Swimjunkie Challenge, will be held for the 4th time now on 19 August 2018 in the pristine waters of Car.....»»

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