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Chinese held for extorting P14 Million from POGO

A Chinese was apprehended yesterday for allegedly extorting P14 million from a Philippine offshore gaming operator in Manila......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarNov 8th, 2019

Chinese held for extorting P14 Million from POGO

A Chinese was apprehended yesterday for allegedly extorting P14 million from a Philippine offshore gaming operator in Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2019

2 Chinese held over P10 million fake COVID drugs

Two Chinese citizens were arrested in Cavite yesterday for possession of P10 million worth of medicine, which they claim can cure coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

Japan to invalidate 2.8 million visas for Chinese amid virus fears

TOKYO, Japan – Japan will temporarily nullify 2.8 million visas held by Chinese and 17,000 held by South Koreans to prevent the new coronavirus from spreading in the country, the Foreign Ministry said Friday, March 6. The step is part of measures announced a day earlier by Prime Minister Shinzo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 6th, 2020

The rise of China

Some 1.6-million Chinese tourists have visited the Philippines in 2019. Another one-million Chinese are in the country as POGO (Philippine offshore gaming operation) players or gamblers. Their presence artificially jacked the prices up of condos, houses, and real estate in districts where POGOs thrive—Pasay, Makati, Mandaluyong, Quezon City, and Taguig......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 9th, 2020

Chery’s back with a 10-year engine warranty

Chery’s back. This time, it’s more than ready to stir the local market anew with a 10-year and one million-km engine warranty. In a recent ceremony held at Solaire Resort and Casino in Paranaque City, Foton Philippines distributor and manufacturer United Asia Auto Group, Inc. (UAAGI) re-introduced the Chinese brand to hundreds of guests, consisting […] The post Chery’s back with a 10-year engine warranty appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 1st, 2019

Harden caps preseason with a scoring flourish

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — James Harden sure seems in midseason form. Russell Westbrook isn’t there yet. Harden, the reigning NBA scoring champion, scored 44 points in 35 minutes — 18 of those points coming in the third quarter — and the Houston Rockets ended the preseason with a 144-133 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). “James was ridiculous,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. Harden was 12-for-26 from the field, 8-for-16 from 3-point range and 12-for-13 from the foul line. He also had seven assists and five rebounds, and finished the preseason averaging 31.5 points. “That’s the way he’s wired,” D’Antoni said. “He loves to play. I couldn’t take him out in the fourth quarter if I wanted to. He’d play 48 if he could. He’s wired that way. He gets better every time. I don’t know what his ceiling is. But he’s, to me, the most improved player every year. He’s just ridiculous.” The Rockets didn’t get out of the game unscathed, however. Austin Rivers could play only seven minutes before being downgraded to out with neck soreness, and Westbrook — who has been dealing with some dislocated fingers on his right hand — left the game in the fourth quarter in obvious discomfort. Westbrook lost the ball, immediately grabbed at his right hand, then ran off the court and straight into the tunnel leading to the Rockets’ locker room without stopping. He finished with 16 points, four rebounds and four assists on 6-for-13 shooting in 26 minutes. “Both of them told me they were OK, so we’ll take that,” D’Antoni said. D’Antoni said Westbrook aggravated the finger issue, and will be fine. A top task for the Rockets in this preseason was figuring out all the ways to best utilize their new point guard, with D’Antoni acknowledged is still a bit of a work in progress. “I was with him for eight summers in USA Basketball,” D’Antoni said. “He’s a great guy. Works hard. Unbelievable athletically. Just the speed and power that he can play with ... he’s relentless.” Some of D’Antoni’s favorite moments during Westbrook’s brief Houston tenure so far have been ones that few people have seen — since they’ve come in practice, in moments where the competitive juices have perhaps overflowed. “He gets ticked off in practice sometimes and the next three minutes, he’s killing people,” D’Antoni said. “He needs that competitiveness to juice him up. He’s not like the old guy at the Y who will knock you down and shoot it. No, no, he’s coming at you with all the athleticism that he has.” Westbrook will have a few extra days to get through the issue with his fingers. He and the Rockets don’t open the regular season until playing host to Milwaukee on Thursday (Friday, PHL time). Eric Gordon scored 23 points for Houston and Clint Capela finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Kendrick Nunn scored 40 points in 40 minutes for Miami, making 15-of-27 shots. Tyler Herro scored 14 points and Bam Adebayo made all six of his shots on the way to a 13-point, 11-rebound night. Jimmy Butler didn’t play for the Heat, held out to rest. PRESEASON STANDINGS Friday’s (Saturday, PHL time) slate marked the end of the preseason, with Milwaukee (5-0), New Orleans (5-0), Boston (4-0), and Denver (4-0) all finishing unbeaten. The regular season starts Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) when NBA champion Toronto getting its rings before playing host to New Orleans, followed by the Lakers and Clippers meeting in the first battle of Los Angeles this season. SATURDAY’S (PHL TIME) GAMES PELICANS 117, KNICKS 116 Nickell Alexander-Walker and Josh Hart each scored 17 points, and New Orleans wrapped up an unbeaten preseason without injured No. 1 pick Zion Williamson. Williamson has a sore right knee and remained in New Orleans to undergo further testing and evaluation. Coach Alvin Gentry said he didn’t have any update on the power forward’s condition, though ESPN.com reported Friday, citing sources, that Williamson would miss multiple weeks. Even without him, the Pelicans (5-0) put up plenty of points after coming into the game scoring a league-leading 127.8 per game during the preseason. Brandon Ingram scored 16 points and JJ Redick had 14. Williamson looked as good as advertised while averaging 23.3 points on 71.4% shooting in four preseason games, and Gentry was asked if he was concerned the injury would dampen enthusiasm in New Orleans. “Yeah, but it’s not anything that we can worry about,” Gentry said. “We’ve got games to play and bottom line is that we will be in Toronto in a few days playing on opening night and we’ll have to put five guys out there and play.” Julius Randle had 20 points and nine rebounds against his former team, but missed a three-pointer that would have won it at the buzzer for the Knicks (1-3). Rookie RJ Barrett, the No. 3 pick who was Williamson’s Duke teammate, added 19 points. WIZARDS 112, 76ERS 93 Jordan McRae scored 17 points and Thomas Bryant finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for Washington. Moritz Wagner scored 14 and Bradley Beal — one day after signing a $72 million, two-year extension — scored 13 for the Wizards. Joel Embiid scored 17 points in 23 minutes for Philadelphia, which played without Ben Simmons. Tobias Harris had 13 for the 76ers. RAPTORS 123, NETS 107 OG Anunoby scored 18 points and Toronto had nine players score at least nine points. Fred VanVleet scored 16 points and handed out eight assists for Toronto, which got 15 points and 11 rebounds from Serge Ibaka. Kyle Lowry got his first — and only — action of the preseason, scoring nine points in 26 minutes. Kyrie Irving got his first extended action of the preseason for Brooklyn, scoring 19 points in 25 minutes. Irving played only 66 seconds in the Nets’ first game against the Los Angeles Lakers in China last week before aggravating a facial fracture and not playing on the remainder of that trip. Some fans at the game wore shirts, held signs and chanted in support of Hong Kong during the Nets’ first game since returning from China. One sign was critical of Nets owner Joe Tsai, co-founder of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, who had written a Facebook post explaining why Houston general manager Daryl Morey’s tweet in support of Hong Kong protesters was upsetting to Chinese. SPURS 104, GRIZZLIES 91 Patty Mills was 4-of-5 from three-point range and scored 16 points, and LaMarcus Aldridge had 14 points and 11 rebounds for San Antonio. DeMar DeRozan and Bryn Forbes added 14 points each and Rudy Gay scored 13 points for the Spurs (2-3). Ja Morant had 16 points and six assists, Jae Crowder added 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Brandon Clarke had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies (3-2). WARRIORS 124, LAKERS 103 Stephen Curry scored 32 points and D’Angelo Russell added 29 for Golden State, each making six 3-pointers. The Warriors (2-3) took the lead early in the second quarter and held off a run that got the Lakers (3-3) within five points early in the fourth. Glenn Robinson III had 13 points and Draymond Green had nine points and 12 rebounds. Zach Norvell Jr. made 5-of-10 from three-point range and scored 29 points for Los Angeles. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 25 points and Devontae Cacok had 16 points and 10 rebounds......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 19th, 2019

Gen.G to launch Shanghai NBA 2K League team

NBA 2K League press release NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, SEOUL AND SHANGHAI – The NBA 2K League today announced that Gen.G, the global esports organization connecting the best gamers in the U.S. and Asia, will launch an NBA 2K League team from Shanghai that will join the other 22 NBA 2K League teams for the 2020 season. The Shanghai franchise will be the centerpiece of a long-term strategic relationship between the NBA 2K League and Gen.G that will mobilize Gen.G’s multicultural brand and multi-title esports presence to expand the global footprint of the first official esports league operated by a U.S. professional sports league. Gen.G’s team, which will train at Gen.G’s Los Angeles HQ during the 2020 season, will be the first NBA 2K League team outside of North America.   Gen.G, whose investors include LA Clippers alternate governor Dennis Wong and whose teams compete in seven other major titles, is also the first NBA 2K League team not affiliated with an NBA team. Gen.G’s NBA 2K League team will be Gen.G’s second esports franchise (joining Seoul Dynasty of the Overwatch League) and second entry in Chinese esports (China Clash Royale League). We’re excited to welcome @GenG to the NBA 2K League as they launch a team from Shanghai! pic.twitter.com/wo05xpNFeb— NBA 2K League (@NBA2KLeague) September 27, 2019 “This is a historic moment in the NBA 2K League’s journey to becoming a truly global league with fans, franchises and players from all over the world,” said NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue. “Gen.G is the ideal organization to launch our first team from outside of North America, and we look forward to working with Gen.G to reach new fans in Shanghai and identify elite talent across Asia.” “We are honored to help lead the NBA 2K League’s expansion into Asia and proud to represent Shanghai on behalf of the hundreds of millions of Chinese fans who love basketball and video games,” said Chris Park, CEO of Gen.G. “Gen.G’s unique core mission -- to connect esports fans and athletes across the U.S. and Asia -- is meant for ambitious ventures like this.  We have big plans to help grow the NBA 2K League in communities around the world that are passionate about basketball and video games.” In addition to launching the Shanghai franchise, Gen.G and the NBA 2K League today announced a long-term relationship to grow the NBA 2K League’s global player pool and fanbase. As part of the terms, Gen.G will collaborate with the NBA 2K League on player development and talent identification in Asia, brand development in Asia, and worldwide esports and gaming programming. Together, the NBA 2K League and Gen.G will build a world-class pipeline for the next generation of great Asian players, develop NBA 2K League content for the more than 12 million followers of Gen.G’s global esports portfolio and the NBA 2K League’s global audience, and promote the NBA 2K League to fans around the world. Today’s announcements are also important milestones for inclusion and professionalism in esports, values that the NBA 2K League and Gen.G have championed individually and will champion together through this strategic relationship. In August, the NBA 2K League held its first-ever development camp for elite female NBA 2K players at the NBA 2K League Studio in New York City, and Gen.G announced its all-women Fortnite team – Gen.G Empowered by Bumble (Team Bumble) – as part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to driving women’s empowerment in gaming and esports. Gen.G and Hornets Venom GT, the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, will participate in the NBA 2K League Expansion Draft Lottery on Friday, Oct. 4. Additional details about Gen.G’s NBA 2K League team will be announced at a later date. For more information, fans can follow the NBA 2K League on Twitter (NBA2KLeague), Instagram (nba2kleague), Facebook (NBA 2K League), Twitch (NBA2KLeague) and YouTube (NBA 2K League) and visit NBA2KLeague.com. Fans can follow Gen.G on Twitter (GenG), Instagram (gengesports), Facebook (GenGesports), Twitch (geng) and YouTube (Gen.G esports) and visit www.geng.gg......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 27th, 2019

Chinese held for stealing P7 million from spa

A Chinese man was arrested on Wednesday night for allegedly stealing P7 million from the vault of a spa in Pasay City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2019

BF Homes defends POGO workers’ testing

The homeowners’ association of a gated subdivision in Parañaque City yesterday defended its decision to allow at least 300 Chinese workers of a Philippine offshore gaming operator to be tested at the subdivision’s clubhouse......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News9 hr. 58 min. ago

Motel na ginawang POGO hub sa Cavite, sinalakay; 92 Chinese nat’ls, tiklo

Manila, Philippines – Arestado ang 92 Chinese nationals sa sinalakay na motel na nagpapatakbo umano ng hinihinalang Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGO) sa Bacoor, Cavite sa kabila ng pagbabawal sa ganitong aktibidad sa gitna ng coronavirus pandemic na kinakaharap ng bansa. Ayon sa Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP CIDG), una silang […] The post Motel na ginawang POGO hub sa Cavite, sinalakay; 92 Chinese nat’ls, tiklo appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated News17 hr. 44 min. ago

P’que magsasampa ng kaso vs. nasa likod ng illegal testing sa BF Homes clubhouse

Manila, Philippines – Hinihintay na lamang ng lokal na pamahalaan ng Parañaque ang resulta ng imbestigasyon na isinagawa ng Paranaque City Health Office (CHO) upang malaman ang nauukol na isasampang kaso laban sa mga responsable sa illegal na pagsasagawa ng mass testing sa 300 Chinese na trabahador ng Philippine Offshore Gaming Operations (POGO) sa isang […] The post P’que magsasampa ng kaso vs. nasa likod ng illegal testing sa BF Homes clubhouse appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated News17 hr. 44 min. ago

P.7 million Chinese medicine confiscated at NAIA

he Bureau of Customs confiscated 180 kilos of Chinese medicines misdeclared as “vitamin pills” with a street value of around P700,000 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, an official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 30th, 2020

Parañaque probes COVID testing of POGO workers

The Parañaque City government is investigating the mass testing of around 300 Chinese workers of a Philippine offshore gaming operator at an exclusive subdivision, officials said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 30th, 2020

Covid-19 testing of Chinese POGO workers probed in Parañaque

PARAÑAQUE Mayor Edwin Olivarez on Friday said authorities were investigating testing for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Chinese workers inside a gated village in the city. Olivarez said no permit was issued to a local laboratory to screen some 300 workers of a Philippine offshore gaming operator (POGO) hub in the park clubhouse of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 29th, 2020

MLB: Players want more games, no more salary cuts

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players appeared likely to propose increasing the number of regular-season games this year while holding to their demand for full prorated salaries, people familiar with their deliberations told The Associated Press. A day after Major League Baseball proposed a sliding scale of salary slashing for a pandemic-delayed season in ballparks without fans, the union held a conference call that included its executive board, player representatives and alternate player representatives, the people said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because no details were announced. One of the people said many players were angered by the proposal teams made Tuesday. It was unclear when the union will respond to MLB's plan, the people said. Stars Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would lose the most under MLB's plan, about 77% of the $36 million each they were set to be paid this season. In all, there are 133 players whose contracts call for salaries of $10 million or more, not including shares of signing bonuses. A big leaguer earning $1 million or less would keep at least 43% of his salary under the six-tier scale. That includes a share of $200 million earmarked for players that is contingent on the postseason being completed. About 460 of approximately 900 players on rosters and injured lists when spring training was stopped in mid-March due to the new coronavirus make $1 million or less. Trout and Cole would be cut to about $8 million each. Colorado’s Nolan Arenado would drop from $35 million to $7.84 million. “Interesting strategy of making the best most marketable players potentially look like the bad guys,” Milwaukee pitcher Brett Anderson tweeted. The players’ association called the proposal “extremely disappointing.” The union has argued players already accepted a cut to prorated shares of their salaries in a March 26 agreement and should not have to bargain again. MLB would like to start the season around the Fourth of July in empty ballparks and proposed an 82-game regular-season schedule. It claims teams would lose billions of dollars by playing with no ticket money and gate-related revenue. “This season is not looking promising,” New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman tweeted. “Keeping the mind and body ready regardless.” Union head Tony Clark has not commented publicly on MLB’s proposal and has said very little publicly since late March. Agent Scott Boras has repeatedly criticized MLB for proposing more salary reductions and has questioned the accuracy of management’s financial claims. “Hearing a LOT of rumors about a certain player agent meddling in MLBPA affairs,” Cincinnati pitcher Trevor Bauer tweeted Wednesday. “If true — and at this point, these are only rumors — I have one thing to say... Scott Boras, rep your clients however you want to, but keep your damn personal agenda out of union business.” Boras did not respond to a request for comment on Bauer’s remarks. “Working together to manage the public health issue has brought great solidarity among the players,” Boras said earlier in the day. “They are a strong united front and resolute in their support of the MLBPA.” A season with more games would lead to players earning a higher percentage of their original salaries. MLB says that without fans each additional game would result in a $640,000 loss. Brewers chairman Mark Attanasio told the Greater Milwaukee Committee on Tuesday “the be-careful-what-you-wish-for part is hours every day.” “It’s got to come together very quickly or we won’t be able to, we will just run out of time," he said. “To pay players at a full contract rate, pretty much 90% of that would go to pay them and wouldn’t cover any other costs.” Details of the plan have been disclosed to the AP by several people familiar with the proposal. They spoke on condition of anonymity because details had not been announced. MLB’s proposal says that within 48 hours of the ratification of an agreement for player compensation terms and health and safety protocols, the commissioner’s office would announce a proposed timeline for the resumption of the season. The resumption would include a training period of at least 21 days, and each team would be allowed a maximum of three exhibition games, all in the final seven days of the training period. Opening day would be in early July, and the final scheduled regular-season game would be no later than Sept. 27 — the same as in the original 2020 schedule. Issues such as roster size, trade deadlines, series length and treatment of the luxury tax would be delegated to a subcommittee. ___ AP Sports Writer Steve Megargee in Milwaukee contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 28th, 2020

Online chess surges

With the recent surge of internet chess activity and the frenzied support from all quarters, the second leg of the $1 million Carlsen online chess tour was held......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020

Red Cross to set up new Covid lab after Fil-Chi community donation

THE Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will be setting up another bio-molecular laboratory after it signed a Conditional Deed of Donation with the Filipino-Chinese Community Calamity Fund (FCCCF) through a cash donation amounting to P15 million. Sen. Richard Gordon, PRC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), said that the donation will be used for the construction […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020

Metrobank turns over PPE donation to AFP, PNP

The Metrobank Foundation Inc. held separate turnover ceremonies on May 15 to the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police for its P1.84-million personal protective equipment donation......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2020

Parañaque orders Chinese POGO employees to submit Covid results

THE Parañaque City government on Friday has directed Chinese employees of Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) to submit by next week their respective coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) test results before returning to work. Mayor Edwin Olivarez ordered around 35,000 Chinese nationals to undergo Covid-19 testing to ensure that they are virus free when they return […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2020

Chinese POGO worker na walang quarantine pass, arestado sa shabu

Swak sa selda ang isang Chinese national na nagtatrabaho sa Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) company nang makuha sa pag-iingat nito ang hinihinalang shabu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsMay 19th, 2020