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Apple releases Philippine prices for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max

MANILA, Philippines – Prices for this year's iPhones have been released by Apple  on their product website.  The base iPhone 11 model's price will start at P47,990. In Apple's price tiers, the base iPhone 11 replaces the iPhone XR, which started at 50,990 last year, meaning the "budget" current-generation ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerOct 9th, 2019

Release of iPhone 11 stirs up the Internet

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Apple has just launched their all-new iPhone 11 models and people all over the world are going nuts about the prices and the new camera design. Apple’s iPhone 11 has an entry price of $699 or approximately P 37,000.00. Aside from the prices, the release of Apple’s new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 […] The post Release of iPhone 11 stirs up the Internet appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 11th, 2019

Apple cuts prices as iPhone 11 launches

Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 models Tuesday with a price cut for the most basic models while also laying out plans for streaming and gaming services as it bids to weather the slump in the global smartphone market. Price appeared to be a key consideration as the tech giant reduced the entry level price for […] The post Apple cuts prices as iPhone 11 launches appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 11th, 2019

Where to watch Apple’s iPhone 11 event online

Apple reveals its newest iPhones in the wee hours of Wednesday, September 11, Philippine time. The live stream will start at 1 am.  To watch it, here’s our embed of the official YouTube stream:  It’s the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2019

Cayetano clears issue on SEA Games uniforms

Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) Foundation, Inc. chairman Alan Peter Cayetano cleared the issue thrown at them regarding the alleged overpriced quotations of Team Philippines’ uniforms. Talking to the media on Thursday, Cayetano explained their side on the issue, denying the allegations made by the majority of the Philippine Olympic Committee Board that Team PHI's uniforms are “unreasonably” higher than the suggested retail prices in the company’s flagship store. PHISGOC Foundation tapped Asics as the official outfitter of Team PHI.        This and the legitimacy of PHISGOC Foundation as organizer of the biennial meet are some of the issues that the committee is facing just months before the scheduled staging of the Games in November. “Noong nakipag-usap sila sa ASICS they are willing to sponsor all the uniforms for 400, wala tayong ilalabas na pera dun, lahat yun. And ang uniform Olympic quality,” Cayetano cleared. Cayetano said that Asics, in their initial talks, agreed to sponsor all the uniforms in 400 events but a bargaining with the SEA Games Federation in the number of sports and events increased the number of sports to 56 and the events at 529 events.    “So paano yung 129 events, yung uniform nun? So unfair naman sa ASICS na ‘Oh sandali lang baguhin natin ang deal. Pumayag na kayo sa 400, pumayag naman kayo sa 529 kundi no deal,’” said Cayetano. “Kung nag-no deal then we have to pay for the uniforms for the 400 events.” As a compromise, Cayetano added that Asics asked them if they want they can pay for the uniforms of the remaining 129 events.   “Napasa ‘yan sa PSC (Philippine Sports Commission) because hindi pa napasa ang budget ng PHISGOC and PSC said dadaan sa procurement nila. So lahat ito ay proposals, pero ang procurement body ang magsasabi kung pwede o hindi,” he said. Cayetano denied the allegations that the uniforms are ‘overpriced’. The POC Board alleged that the PHISGOC Foundation request to PSC shows that a set of competition uniforms costs P51,5111 while the company’s quotation for the same item during the 18th Asian Games last year was only P25,000. “Ang problema instead of bringing it up with the board and mag-usap, naghanap ng outlet, kinompare yung presyo. Eh iba naman siguro po ang nasa outlet, sa retail and yung sa Olympic number,” said Cayetano. “But as I said we can discuss it.” “Imagine yung 129 is 1/5, yung 400 libre so para wala na lang issue, sabihin na lang natin sa Asics iba na lang, we’ll pay for all 529? Yung mga nagko-comment ng ayaw nun, saan kukunin ang pera? They’re not willing to sponsor it. They want us to use government money for it,” added Cayetano. The PHISGOC Foundation head said that they can raise these issues at a proper venue or through an audience with them, not through press releases and separate interviews. “They should also understand that they can criticize but we also have to deliver,” he said. “If they’re criticisms are valid then we have to reform.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

Factory gate prices continue to drop

Factory gate prices continued to decline at a softer pace in May, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported yesterday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2020

Inflation lowest in 6 months

Prices of basic goods and services rose at their slowest pace in six months last May, weighed down by the falling cost of transportation, food and beverages, and clothing and footwear, the Philippine Statistics Authority said yesterday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2020

Positive sentiment lifts stocks further

Share prices rallied yesterday with the benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index surging by 271.84 points, or 4.35 percent, to finish at 6,517.49 as foreign buyers returned to the market......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2020

Inflation estimated at 1.9-2.7% in May

PHILIPPINE headline inflation could have fallen further to 1.9 percent percent or jumped to 2.7 percent this month on the back of higher oil and food prices, as well as lower electricity rates, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno announced. In a Viber message on Friday, Diokno said the forecast range provided by […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 29th, 2020

FIBA releases guidelines for 'Return to Basketball'

As the world governing body for basketball, FIBA has released its own set of guidelines in order for the sport to come back after the COVID-19 pandemic. FIBA published the Return to Basketball – Restart Guidelines for National Federations, partnering with the World Health Organization for a Risk Assessment Tool that focuses on basketball. Australia's Dr. Peter Harcourt, the FIBA Medical Commission Chairman, developed the said guidelines. Dr. Harcourt consulted with the FIBA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group (MAG) and the FIBA Medical and Players Commissions before releasing the guidelines. "In these challenging times, on behalf of FIBA's Medical Commission, I would like to share our heartfelt support and solidarity with the basketball community across the world. I have witnessed that FIBA has been working tirelessly to ensure the health and safety of national federations, players, officials and other partners," Dr. Harcourt said in a statement. "Rest assured that our Medical Commission will keep working and collaborating closely with WHO and will endeavor to assist FIBA to safeguard the basketball community from the current pandemic crisis based on the scientific knowledge," he added. Most of the major basketball leagues in the world were shut down in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. [Related: NBA says it is talking with Disney about resuming season] Recently, the Euroleague has cancelled its season while the NBA is working on a possible comeback as its season was cut short a few weeks before the playoffs. In Asia, Japan's B.League and the Korean Basketball League cancelled their respective seasons. Taiwan's Super Basketball League managed to finish its season but all teams played under a "basketball bubble" with no live crowd. [Related: With neighbor leagues cancelled or still suspended, what's next for the PBA after COVID-19?] The Chinese Basketball Association is planning a comeback, while the Philippine Basketball Association is waiting until August to decide whether to push through or cancel its current season. After COVID-19 ravaged the world and shut down pretty much all of sports, FIBA set up its COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group in April. The special advisory was established to review the latest scientific knowledge regarding COVID-19 and to advise on the return of international basketball competitions. Members of this special advisory group include the Chair and Deputy Chair of the FIBA Medical Commission, the NBA Director of Sports Medicine, the Senior Advisor to the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Executive Director, a University of Melbourne Professor of Medicine specialized in immunology and vaccine research, and, as an observer, the IOC Medical Director. "I wish to sincerely thank the FIBA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group, FIBA's Commissions involved and the World Health Organisation (WHO) for their invaluable work, expertise and continued contribution towards protecting our national federations, players, officials and basketball event organizers," FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said. "This set of guidelines will be very beneficial for the basketball community in their return to our game. We all miss our sport being played and as the situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, FIBA remains committed to providing guidance for a safe environment for the 'Return to Basketball,'" Zagklis added. FIBA's Return to Basketball Guidelines are directed to every country's basketball federations, in the Philippines' case that being the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP). [Related: PBA teams may practice soon under new quarantine quidelines] However, FIBA's guidelines are not to disregard each country's existing tools set up by their governments. In the Philippines, sporting events can come back under a modified general community quarantine but will be limited to a 50-percent capacity of each venue.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 27th, 2020

Drilon welcomes PhilHealth test kits’ lower prices

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon yesterday welcomed the decision of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. to reduce the price of its COVID-19 test package by 50 percent, but insisted that the agency should peg the price lower......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020

Apple iOS 13.5 lets users with face masks unlock iPhone faster

Apple’s iOS 13.5 has new features that aim to help people cope with the coronavirus pandemic. The updated operating system, released yesterday, May 20 as reported by VentureBeat, has an improved Face ID function for users wearing face masks and supports a coronavirus exposure notification system. If a user is wearing a face mask, a swipe […] The post Apple iOS 13.5 lets users with face masks unlock iPhone faster appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2020

PhilHealth releases P13B to 546 healthcare institutions

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) released P13 billion to 546 healthcare institutions as of May 14, said President Rodrigo Duterte in a report to Congress. Under the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act, the President is required to submit a report to Congress every Monday. “The PhilHealth has released P13.138 billion to 546 PhilHealth-accredited […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

Rice, palay prices continue to rise

Prices of both rice and palay continued to rise as the persistence of the new coronavirus pandemic triggered local government units and households to stock up on their rice reserves. Palay prices at the farm-gate increased to P18.81 a kilo during the first week of May, data from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed, up from […] The post Rice, palay prices continue to rise appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2020

Philippine stocks slide on profit-taking

The country’s shares fell slightly on Wednesday after investors cashed in a day before the government releases economic growth data for the first three months of 2020, which they expect to be poor. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) slipped by 0.57 percent or 32.40 points to finish at 5,639.27, while the wider All […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

PH inflation slowed to 5-month low in April

The country’s headline inflation further decelerated to a five-month low of 2.2 percent in April from 2.5 percent the month before on the back of lower oil prices, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Tuesday. The statistics agency said consumer price growth last month was the slowest since the 1.3 percent posted in November […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 6th, 2020

Inflation eases to 2.2% in April

Growth in consumer prices eased to a five-month low of 2.2 percent in April as the cost of fuel, transport and utilities softened, the Philippine Statistics Authority said yesterday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 5th, 2020

Foreign buyers lift stocks as Duterte offers apology

The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index rallied by 99.58 points or 1.78 percent yesterday to finish at 5,671.67 due to the recovery of global oil prices......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 5th, 2020

Factory gate prices continue to drop in March

Factory gate prices continued to drop in March as declines were seen in 15 major industry groups, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said yesterday......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2020

PSC cancels all sports activities, takes belt-tightening measures

The Philippine Sports Commission announced the cancellation of all sports activities until December 2020 and will implement several belt-tightening measures to ensure that it can keep its commitment to continue to support the members of the national team. PSC chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez and other top officials held a virtual meeting on Wednesday and discussed the ways and means they could meet outstanding commitments of the agency. The decision came following the consecutive directives of the Department of Budget Management (DBM) on projects that will be discontinued (National Budget Circular 580) and the Inter-agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases on prohibited activities even beyond the Enhanced Community Quarantine amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Consequently, the board also decided to finally withdraw further financial support to the twice-postponed 10th ASEAN Paragames. The PSC shall, however, honor its previous commitments with the APG organizing committee to cover initial operations expenses. “We heed the call of the national government to cut expenses as we reroute majority of our resources to fighting the pandemic, but we also stand by our commitment to keep supporting members of the national team,” explained Ramirez. Ramirez also announced that there is a status quo on allowance releases for national athletes and coaches, and thanked the PAGCOR for its steady remittances to the agency.  With the present lockdown however, PAGCOR’s income has been greatly affected, and shall probably impact its remittances to PSC subsequently.  “We continue to study projections and proposals and the board is ready to take necessary actions should they be needed,” said the sports chief.  Commissioners Celia Kiram, Ramon Fernandez, Arnold Agustin and Charles Maxey joined Ramirez along with Executive Director Merly Ibay, Deputy Executive Directors Dennis Rivera and Atty. Guillermo Iroy, as well as Chief of Staff Marc Velasco.  As a way to help the fight against the contagion, PSC also opened several of its sports stadiums and arenas as quarantine facilities. The Ninoy Aquino Stadium and Rizal Memorial Coliseum inside the Rizal Momorial Sports Complex now serve as quarantine facilities as well as the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.     .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 29th, 2020

PSEi posts slight gain as market cheers improvement in oil prices

The local stock barometer firmed up for the first time this week on Thursday as global markets welcomed a nascent recovery in global oil prices. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) added 25.8 points or 0.46 percent to close at 5,599.55. AAA Equities head of research Christopher Mangun said investors found relief in the […] The post PSEi posts slight gain as market cheers improvement in oil prices appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2020