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Comics (August 10, 2020)

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Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News17 min. ago Related News

Among happiest before, today we re worse-off

From being among the world's happiest, Filipinos are suddenly worse off. The Philippines is now Asia-Pacific's COVID-19 pandemic hot spot......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News34 min. ago Related News

Fitch: Telco firms set to raise 2020 capex

Philippine telecommunication companies are likely to increase their capital expenditures next year due to regulatory pressure and looming competition, according to Fitch Ratings. .....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: Finance2 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

Fitch Solutions downgrades 2020 growth forecast for PH to -9.1% from -2%

Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research, a unit of Fitch Group, sharply downgraded its 2020 growth outlook for the Philippines to -9.1 percent from the previous estimate of -2 percent, following the 16.5-percent contraction in the second quarter amid the COVID-19 pandemic that sent the economy crash-landing into technical recession......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: Finance2 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

Industry group warns about extinction of coconut trees

The United Coconut Association of the Philippines Inc. expressed alarm over the near extinction of coconut trees in the country......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: Finance2 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

LIVE updates: COVID-19 and extended quarantine in the Philippines

The latest updates on the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Philippines and enhanced community quarantine of economic center of Metro Manila and other areas across the country......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News2 hr. 34 min. ago Related News

AFP: Navy official succumbs to COVID-19

A senior Navy officer reportedly succumbed to coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 at the V. Luna Medical Hospital in Quezon City, the Armed Forces of the Philippines announced yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News3 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

DTI lures India pharma firm to Philippines

The Department of Trade and Industry is encouraging Indian pharmaceutical firms to invest and make the Philippines its manufacturing hub in Southeast Asia......»»

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MVP group to continue Philippines expansion

The MVP Group, the conglomerate of several regulated businesses chaired by tycoon Manuel V. Pangilinan, said the group would continue to expand in the country despite the crisis and regulatory hurdles......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Finance3 hr. 34 min. ago Related News

Bleak Philippines outlook seen

Global rating agencies raised concerns over the continued deterioration of the near-term outlook of the Philippines as a result of the coronavirus pandemic......»»

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Wrong response

The Philippines has now the distinction of being the Southeast Asian country with the highest number of COVID-19 cases. We have overtaken Indonesia – it’s a record of which we should not be proud......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: News6 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

GILAS: 'Stretch 4' an ideal replacement for Blatche says coach Chot

Andray Blatche is not getting any younger, and looking at the current Gilas Pilipinas calendar, it seems like the national team is more than ready to move on from him as the no. 1 naturalized player. Which begs the million-dollar question though: Who should replace Andray Blatche on Gilas Pilipinas? There are some names, the more popular ones now are Ginebra resident import Justin Brownlee and former PBA champion with San Miguel Chris McCullough. Getting a naturalized player is not as simple as it sounds. Brownlee has been a favorite for the longest time and yet it appears his naturalization process hasn't moved forward in the slightest. It might be a difficult venture to replace Blatche but when Gilas is ready to go, the national team should prioritize one type of player according to former coach Chot Reyes. "We need a tall guy who can also play outside," Reyes said on Coaches Unfiltered. "That's the way we give other teams problems, if our big man can also be a stretch 4-5 then that's the perfect type of player," he added. While a dual-threat big man is the ideal option, the development of our young prospects gives Gilas room to get creative. If the future national team is bannered by skilled seven-footers like Kai Sotto and AJ Edu, another big man might prove to be redundant. Adding a versatile wing piece could be better in that future scenario.  "If Kai and AJ Edu develop as we think they should, then maybe we can look at somebody that is more skillful," Reyes said. "More all-around wingman type that can play also play guard, forward, and shoot the three," he added. Thinking about the ideal naturalized player for Gilas Pilipinas sure is exciting, but the process of getting one on board entails a lot of realities the program must face. For one, Gilas must find a good and young enough player that is not already-affliated with a different national team. Said player must be willing to play for the Philippines too. "There just one very important thing. If that player is really good, chances are he's going to play for his [own] country or he's already play in the national team. Andray Blatche was really a one-in-a-million situation for us," Reyes said. "If we have a 7-footer out there that's pretty young, and he has to be willing to give up his citizenship. Well, not really his citizenship, but if he plays for the Philippine national team, he cannot play anywhere else. It's a difficult proposition. It entails a lot of planning and forward looking," coach Chot added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports9 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

Regulating amateur sports

How feasible is it to regulate amateur (particularly collegiate) sports in the Philippines?.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports11 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

Google Philippines adds more COVID-19 testing centers on Maps

As the Department of Health grows the list of certified COVID-19 laboratories in the country, Google adds new testing centers on Maps so Filipinos can find more sites near them as they search on the platform. .....»»

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Capitol moves worker’s pass requirement implementation to Aug. 12

(Updated 9 p.m./ August 9) CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Capitol has moved to Wednesday, August 12, the implementation of the requirement for residents of Cebu province, who work in Cebu City, to have a Work Travel Pass through the mobile application, WeTrace, in order for them to reenter the province when they go home […] The post Capitol moves worker’s pass requirement implementation to Aug. 12 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News13 hr. 16 min. ago Related News

Basilica resumes public Masses in ‘new normal’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Wide spaces between each attendee, distancing markers everywhere, limited entry points, and queues of individuals inspected for masks and quarantine passes. These were just some of the scenes that marked the first day of public Masses being held at the Pilgrim Center of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu […] The post Basilica resumes public Masses in ‘new normal’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News13 hr. 16 min. ago Related News

Naga City Police arrest 8 mahjong players

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Eight men were caught playing mahjong in Barangay Inayagan, Naga City, Cebu, in a separate operation this Sunday afternoon, August 9, 2020. Police Staff Sergeant Dionisio Cabotaje of Naga City Police Station said that their investigators responded to two calls from concerned citizens this afternoon, who reported about men engaging in […] The post Naga City Police arrest 8 mahjong players appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News13 hr. 17 min. ago Related News

Jodi madaling nakapag-adjust sa new normal taping: 12 oras lang na trabaho pero dire-diretso

SA mahigit tatlong linggong lock-in taping ni Jodi Sta. Maria para sa seryeng “Ang Sa Iyo ay Akin” handog ng JRB Creative Production ay inamin nitong sobrang na-miss niya ang anak na si Thirdy Lacson. Nakasama rin niya sa location sina Ms. Maricel Soriano, Sam Milby at Iza Calzado na umaming nakaramdam din sila ng […] The post Jodi madaling nakapag-adjust sa new normal taping: 12 oras lang na trabaho pero dire-diretso appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News13 hr. 33 min. ago Related News

Tigbakay raids in Labangon, Sibonga net 13 illegal gamblers

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It would seem that the operation against “tigbakay” gamblers will not be ending soon despite the relentless operations conducted by the police. This Sunday afternoon, August 9, 2020, another 13 persons were arrested for participating and betting on “tigbakay” in separate operations of the Labangon Police Station in Cebu City and […] The post Tigbakay raids in Labangon, Sibonga net 13 illegal gamblers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News18 hr. 34 min. ago Related News

Madridejos fisherfolk rescue fisherman floating at sea

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Fisherfolk from Madridejos town in Bantayan Island, northern Cebu rescued on Saturday, August 8, a fisherman who was found floating at sea after strong winds capsized his boat. The distressed fisherman, identified as Berting Tundag, came from the nearby island of Gibitngil which belonged to the territorial jurisdiction of Medellin town, […] The post Madridejos fisherfolk rescue fisherman floating at sea appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News18 hr. 34 min. ago Related News