‘Sign Off the Cruise’

NEWS: Sangkatutak na cruise ships ang ipinahinga!.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarOct 24th, 2020

SEA Games: Gilas shoots way to nice 69-point win over Myanmar

MANILA — For a while, Myanmar actually looked like it was up to something. And then Gilas just shot down any doubt whatsoever. The Philippines flexed its basketball muscles against Myanmar anew, taking a 136-67 win Saturday at the MOA Arena to end prelims action for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. In the opening period, Myanmar didn’t look like the team that lost to Gilas by a combined 202 points in two games two years ago. Gilas only took a 32-24 lead after one and it would have been only five if Marcio Lassiter didn’t hit a late triple. But that conversion from deep proved to be the sign as Lassiter and Mattew Wright shot the lights out in the second, leading Gilas’ 45-12 run. By halftime, Marcio and Matthew had a combined 10 triples and Gilas had a 77-36 lead. It was cruise control in the second half then as the Philipines got the 69-point decision for a clean 3-0 mark heading to the semifinals. Matthew Wright was the high man for Gilas, finishing with 29 points off eight triples. Vic Manuel added 24 for the Philipine while Troy Rosario was good for 16 points. Kiefer Ravena and Marcio Lassiter contributed 15 each. Gilas had 43 assists in the win, led by a team-high nine from Chris Ross. The Philippines also only had one turnover. Aung Myint led Myanmar with 28 points and seven rebounds. Gilas Pilipinas will take on Indonesia in the semifinals Monday.   The Scores: PHILIPPINES 136 -- Wright 29, Manuel 24, Rosario 16, Lassiter 15, Ravena 15, Aguilar 12, Slaughter 10, Tenorio 9, Standhardinger 6, Ross 0. MYANMAR 67 -- Myint 28, Ta 14, Justin 6, Aung 5, Tun Tun 4, Sar 4, La Ja 4, Zaw 2, Zaya 0, Wine 0, Oo 0, Htut 0. Quarters: 32-24, 77-36, 104-49, 136-67.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 7th, 2019

Talisay City College students assured of free tuition

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The students of the Talisay City College could breathe a sign of relief as the local government made sure that the free tuition program continues in the school.  The city government, headed by the local school board, worked on the renewal of the college’s inclusion in the free tuition program of the national […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated News15 hr. 14 min. ago

1,520 jeepney drivers sign up for service contracting

Over 1,500 jeepney drivers have signed up for the government’s cash subsidy program in support of the transport sector amid the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News19 hr. 57 min. ago

PH to sign deal with AstraZeneca for 2M vaccines

PH to sign deal with AstraZeneca for 2M vaccines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

Philippine gov’t, private firms to sign deal for 2M doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The Philippine government and private firms will be signing an agreement with British drugmaker AstraZeneca for two million doses of its coronavirus vaccine......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

Singaporean charged with & lsquo;illegal& rsquo; one-man protest

A Singaporean activist was charged Monday with staging an illegal one-man protest after he stood outside a police station holding a sign bearing a smiley face......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

Christ, king & judge

  BY FR. BEL R. SAN LUIS, SVD     TODAY is the feast of Christ the King. When Jesus was crucified, a wooden sign (caratola) was nailed over his head with the inscription INRI, which in Latin means “Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum”; in English, “Jesus of Nazareth King of the Jews.” By the way, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2020

Jobless claims in US increase sharply amid escalating coronavirus infections

Washington—The United States saw a sharp increase in new filings for jobless benefits last week, a sign that the unemployment crisis could be intensifying again as the world’s largest economy endures a surge in Covid-19 infections......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

Priority bill to cut red tape gets stuck in signing process

An enrolled copy of the so-called anti-red tape bill is awaiting signature from House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco to “sign and transmit” to President Rodrigo Duterte’s desk for enactment, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said in a text message on Wednesday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

Duterte set to sign EO on typhoon task force

President Duterte is set to come up this week with an executive order establishing the mega task force that he envisioned would expedite rebuilding and rehabilitation in the wake of destructive weather disturbances, particularly Typhoon Ulysses......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2020

EU expands vaccine options with CureVac contract

The EU is to sign a contract with German pharmaceutical company CureVac for another potential Covid-19 vaccine, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 17th, 2020

PH, 14 nations sign mega trade deal

Trade ministers from Southeast Asian nations and five other Asia-Pacific countries on Sunday signed the world’s largest trade agreement in terms of economic output which is seen as a huge coup for China in extending its influence......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

Asia-Pacific nations sign world’s biggest trade deal

File photo (Anadolu) JAKARTA – Fifteen nations in the Asia-Pacific region on Sunday signed the world’s largest free trade agreement. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) was signed on the sidelines of the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) held via video link. The agreement includes 10 Asean member states: […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

Act now or step down : Ateneo students sign mass student strike, protest gov t response to Ulysses, COVID-19

"We believe that things cannot continue business as usual. We can no longer stomach the ever-rising number of deaths due to the state's blatant incompetence. We cannot prioritize our schoolwork when our countrymen are suffering unnecessarily at the hands of those in power," the petition read. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 14th, 2020

15 Asia-Pacific nations to sign big trade pact

Hanoi, Vietnam—Fifteen Asia-Pacific nations are set to sign an enormous free trade deal at an online summit that started Thursday, with the pact seen as a coup for China in extending its influence across the region......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Economist worried over slowing loan growth

An economist said Thursday the slowdown in bank lending in September was a sign of fading investment momentum that will affect how the economy will recover from the impact of the global pandemic......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Japanese leader at ‘war’ with traditional ink stamp

STAMPED OUT? Traditional ink stamps known as “hanko” are used to sign everything from delivery receipts to marriage certificates in Japan. A push to phase them out faces an uphill struggle. —AFP TOKYO—Japan’s new prime minister is declaring war, but there’s no danger of an international conflict: the target of his ire is the humble […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Social media becomes emergency helpline at the height of Typhoon ‘Ulysses’

Social media sites on Thursday turned into virtual emergency hotlines as many individuals trapped inside their homes begged to be rescued after Typhoon “Ulysses” dumped heavy rains on Metro Manila and nearby provinces. “Parang awa nyo na po sana may makapansin nito. Kailangan po ng rescue ng pamilya ko sa Montalban (Rizal) (I’m begging and hoping that someone would notice this. My family in Montalban needs to be rescued),” Rowena Bragas said in a Facebook post around 6 a.m. on Thursday “This is urgent!!! Second floor na po ang baha at malakas pa din ang ulan at hangin (The flood has already reached our second floor and the strong winds and heavy rains continue).” Arnel Arevalo, another social media user, added: “Help please! If you know anyone from Montalban, Rizal LGU please let them know that there are still a lot of residents here in Celina Homes 4 who are trapped in their 2nd floor. No sign of rescuers/responder yet. Signal is bad too. Power is out.” Facebook and Twitter users woke up to a number of posts and tweets of people asking for help. These include the viral photos of residents of Rizal province who sought refuge on the roof of their houses after their community was completely submerged in flood waters. Some even had infants in tow. “Sa mga nakakabasa po, patulong. Kailangan po namin ng rescue. Marami pong baby po dito nasa taas na po kami ng bahay, kasama mga kapitbahay po namin. Malapit na po kami abutin, mga 20+ po kami, 10 bata po kasama 5 babies (To anyone who can read this, please help us. We need a rescue team. We have babies with us. We are already on top of our house, with our neighbors. We have 10 children, including five babies here),” Micca Lorreine De Jesus of Montalban town said. The term #RescuePH became trending on Twitter as people seeking assistance used the hashtag to aggregate information of those needing to be rescued. Local government units, including Valenzuela City, used social media to monitor the situation of their constituents, especially those in need of rescue teams. They also resorted to online posting to keep their constituents informed, like what the government of Navotas and Pasay cities did when two vessels ran aground and damaged structures in their areas. As Typhoon “Ulysses,” which reached Signal No. 3, barreled into the National Capital Region, the hotlines of the Armed Forces of the Philippines were overwhelmed with calls, its spokesman, Maj. Gen. Edgard Arevalo, said over DZMM. Despite several evacuation orders enforced a day earlier, many individuals ended up trapped inside their houses. They could no longer find a way out due to rushing waters. In a flood-prone area of Barangay Bagong Silangan in Quezon City, the local government had to deploy at least four rescue boats to fetch the residents who remained in their homes and were trapped, joining the nearly 10,000 individuals who were earlier evacuated. Rescuers, whose operation started as early as midnight, paddled through the waist-deep flood. Many residents, especially of Rizal province and Marikina city, also bore the brunt of the typhoon after losing their houses to the murky flood. Social distancing aimed to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was also hardly observed among the affected individuals as they tried to fit themselves into limited elevated spaces. Some were no longer wearing face masks. The ferocious wind brought by the typhoon toppled trees and torn away scaffolding of several buildings under construction. In Barangay 187 in Caloocan City, a man sustained a leg injury after a tree fell on their house, a certain Cham Oliveros said in a Facebook post......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 12th, 2020

2k sign up for first Yolanda Commemorative Ride

Several groups and individuals led by House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, Tingog party-list Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez and Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez have teamed up for the first Yolanda Commemorative Ride on Sunday to give back and raise funds for the survivors of Super Typhoon Rolly......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 7th, 2020

LIST: Where you can donate for Rolly relief efforts

While some Filipinos take the "cozy weather" as a sign that we "breezed" through the typhoon from the comfort of their homes, others in mainland Bicol and Catanduanes remain in evacuation shelters and are left to reckon with the damage and destruction......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2020