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Riots rage across US over Floyd murder

ATLANTA: Massive protests and riots have occurred in many United States cities on Friday night, four days after the alleged murder of black felon George Floyd caught media attention throughout the US. The center of the protests was caught live in this city as hundreds of rioters, mostly blacks, threw stones and molotov bombs and […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News7 hr. 34 min. ago Related News

Quizon clips Mongolian International Master

Filipino Daniel Quizon downed fellow International Master Dambasuren Batsuren of Mongolia in the seventh and final round and then edged the latter and two others via tiebreak to rule the Zone 3.3 qualification of the Asian Juniors Online Chess Championships Friday night......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports8 hr. 35 min. ago Related News

1st LD Writethru: Magnitude-5.4 earthquake rattles southern Philippines

MANILA, May 30 (Xinhua) -- An offshore earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 shook Davao Occidental province in the southern Philippines on Saturday night, the Philippine Institute of Seis.....»»

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& lsquo;School tuition must be paid on installments& rsquo;

President Rodrigo Duterte appealed to schools Thursday night to offer installment payment options for students, recognizing how their parents are hard-pressed in finances due to the community quarantine brought about by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMay 29th, 2020Related News

Is Metro Manila GCQ-ready?

As what has been floating for days, President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Thursday night that Metro Manila, and Regions 2, 3, and 4-A will be placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) starting June 1 to 15......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMay 29th, 2020Related News

BREN Esports, Sunsparks advance in Mobile Legends Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines (MPL-PH) Season 5

BREN Esports survived a huge scare while Sunsparks took down its arch-rival to advance to the upper bracket finals of the SMART-Mobile Legends Bang Bang Professional League-Philippines (MPL-PH) Season 5, Friday. Entering the playoffs as the top-ranked team of the regular season, powerhouse BREN Esports found themselves in a tight tussle against fourth-seed Execration. Despite falling behind in the early part of Game One, BREN was able to put up a come-from-behind victory to take a 1-0 advantage which Execration eventually tied in Game Two at 1-all. Ch4knu (Grock) once again proved that he’s built for the big stage, invading BREN’s jungle continuously to give Execration the upper hand in the early minutes of the deciding Game Three. Execration managed to put up a commanding 28,482 gold lead compared to BREN’s 21,403 in the nine-minute mark of the game, while also taking the lead in the kill department with a 10-5 score. With the lord already on Execration’s side, the BREN side composed of KarlTzy (Ling), Ribo (Angela), Lastii (Atlas), Coco (Carmilla), and Pheww (Kaja) was able to put up a huge defensive stand in the middle lane, erasing E2MAX (Selena), Z4pnu (Uranus), Hate (Lancelot), Bennyqt (Helcurt), and Ch4knu through a five-man wipe to even the scales. After winning the clash, BREN slowly took control of the game with KarlTzy leading the way. But Execration did not give up just yet, with both Z4pnu and Ch4knu cutting the lanes to further extend the game. However, BREN got its much-needed separation after Lastii outplayed Execration’s initiation by performing a four-man fatal link, leaving Z4pnu the last man standing while also putting an end to Execration’s tough stand. KarlTzy finished with a monster stat line of 24 kills, 11 assists, and two deaths while Ribo led the supporting cast with three kills and a whopping 28 assists to tow BREN Esports to the upper bracket finals. “Siguro [lamang] lang kami sa disiplina, saka sa decision making at experience na lang din po kaya kami naka-lamang sa kanila,” said Karl “KarlTzy” Nepomuceno moments after their Game Three win. Hate ended up with nine kills, three assists, and eight deaths for the lower bracket-bound Execration. Meanwhile, Sunsparks continued its mastery of ONIC PH, 2-1, to take the second seat in the upper bracket finals. Despite dropping the series opener, the reigning kings of MPL-PH were able to bounce back strong, taking the next two games of the series to send ONIC PH to the lower bracket. Jaypee (Ling) once again led the way for Sunsparks, putting up five kills and four assists with no deaths while Killuash backstopped his hyper carry with two kills and two assists. Sunsparks and BREN Esports will go up against one another in the upper bracket finals tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. Execration will face the winner between BSB and Blacklist International while ONIC PH will wait for the result of the match-up between SGD-Omega and ULVL. Both games will also be played tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., respectively. Catch the MPL-PH on LIGA SKY Cable channel 86 and SKY Cable HD channel 183 with livestream on sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/mlbb, YouTube.com/ABSCBNSports......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 29th, 2020Related News

Kim Kardashian: Hollywood – How To Play on Smartphone

LOVE HER or hate her but Kim Kardashian remains, at least for me, one of the savviest and smartest business woman in Hollywood. From having practically no traditional marketable talent such as singing, dancing and acting, she capitalize on her name, her brand and her popularity to become the multi-millionaire she is now. Building her […] The post Kim Kardashian: Hollywood – How To Play on Smartphone appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Source: Pinoyparazzi PinoyparazziCategory: NewsMay 29th, 2020Related News

Duterte: No martial law in PH amid pandemic

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte assured the public that he was not thinking of declaring martial law to ensure that everyone was following quarantine measures to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the country. In his public address aired over state-run PTV4 late Thursday night, Duterte said the public should not worry […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 29th, 2020Related News

Duterte offers to pay for Covid-19 patients’ hospitalization

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte offered to pay for the hospital expenses of Filipinos infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), as he reiterated his order for local government officials to help those stranded amid the pandemic. In a public address late Thursday night, Duterte said he has “no problem” shouldering the hospital cost of ordinary Filipinos, […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 29th, 2020Related News

ONE Championship superstars, Asian celebrities denounce escalation of Anti-Asian racism amidst COVID-19

The world is reeling from a COVID-19 pandemic that has overwhelmed healthcare systems, forced people indoors, and caused economies to crash. Unfortunately, this terrible virus has also prompted an escalation in hate crimes against Asian people, especially against Asian-Americans in the United States......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsMay 28th, 2020Related News

China-led lender OKs $750M loan to PH for COVID-19 response

The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on Thursday (May 28) approved a second loan to the Philippines, worth $750 million, for COVID-19 response. Finance Undersecretary Mark Dennis Y.C. Joven told the Inquirer that the Beijing-based lender approved on Thursday night the fresh financing to be used in fighting COVID-19. As earlier reported by the […] The post China-led lender OKs $750M loan to PH for COVID-19 response appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2020Related News

DOH aiming to eliminate COVID-19 testing backlog by Thursday night

A testing backlog that was at 12,000 two weeks ago has been reduced to 3,683 as of Wednesday, according to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2020Related News

Duterte OKs GCQ for Metro Manila by June 1

Prohibitions from the past two months of enhanced community quarantine are going to be relaxed by May's end, the chief executive said late Thursday night. .....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2020Related News

‘Crash Landing on You’ star Hyun Bin named newest endorser of PH telco

GIANT telecommunications player Smart Communications thrilled K-Drama fans on Wednesday night when it released a 10-second video teaser on Twitter featuring South Korean heartthrob and hit K-Drama series “Crash Landing on You” (CLOY) star Hyun Bin behind the wheel of a sportscar. The date “06.01.2020” then flashed onscreen, along with the caption, “The Captain is coming. […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2020Related News

Smarter contact tracing, not prolonged quarantines needed

Where I live, in the dead of the night, the distant sound of sirens can still be heard every so often......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceMay 28th, 2020Related News

WHAT IF: Eduard Folayang had stopped Eddie Alvarez back in 2019?

In August of 2019, the Mall of Asia Arena in Metro Manila played host to arguably one of the biggest matches in ONE Championship lightweight history.  In one corner was Filipino mixed martial arts icon and hometown favorite Eduard “The Landslide” Folayang, a two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion who was looking to bounce back after dropping the title to Japanese legend Shinya Aoki in Japan earlier that year.  Standing in the opposite corner was American star Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez, a former UFC and Bellator Lightweight Champion and one of ONE’s biggest acquisitions in recent memory. Like Folayang, Alvarez was also looking to get back on track after a disappointing KO loss to Timofey Nastyukhin in his ONE debut.  Considered a dream match by ONE Championship fans, Folayang versus Alvarez was billed as East versus West. One of ONE’s pioneers against one of ONE’s newest stars.  As much as the storylines made the match very intriguing, the stakes were quite high as well.  With the semifinals of the then-ongoing ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix doomed by injuries, the Folayang-Alvarez bout was elevated to Grand Prix semifinals status, meaning that the winner would go on to face Turkish knockout artist Saygid “Dagi” Guseyn Arslanaliev in the Finals at ONE: CENTURY.  For Folayang, it was a step towards reclaiming the title that he held at the start of the year. For Alvarez, it was a way to erase the memory of his bitter debut loss and also a step closer towards capturing his third major world championship.  While the Folayang-Alvarez was the third-to-the last bout on the bill, for many of the Pinoy fans in attendance at the MOA Arena that night, it sure felt like the main event.  From the opening bell, the crowd was buzzing, anxious to see of their hometown hero could pull off the massive victory.  Chants of “Folayang! Folayang!” rang through MoA Arena just seconds before the Pinoy connected on a solid counter left hook that definitely got the American star’s attention.  After a flurry of kicks from Folayang, the briefly fell into a nervous silence as Alvarez caught a leg kick and managed to get Folayang to the ground before trapping him in a standing guillotine.  Folayang simply shrugged off the half-hearted submission attempt, much to the delight of the partisan-Pinoy crowd. So far so good for Team Philippines.  A flying knee from Alvarez collided with a spinning back kick from Folayang, which elicited some oohs and ahhs from the crowd, which was ready to go off as soon as their bet landed something big.  Folayang began to pick up steam as he launched strike after strike, throwing kicks, punches, and elbows. It was clear that the Team Lakay star was in control of the stand-up aspect of the fight.  Then, at the 3:37 mark of the first round, the big strike that the fans were waiting for finally came. Folayang, with his massive tree-trunk legs, whipped a right low kick that connected on Alvarez’s left leg, sending the American down to the mat. The way Alvarez sat back down, it looked like he was hurt.  Sensing blood in the water, Folayang went for the kill and began dropping fists as Alvarez tried to defend himself. A failed armbar attempt from Alvarez forced Folayang to reposition himself, moving into side control while still throwing hammerfist after hammerfist.  Then, all of a sudden, Alvarez managed to slip his right hand in between Folayang’s legs and then flip the Pinoy over. Just like that, it was Alvarez who was on top.  Unlike his Pinoy opponent however, Alvarez remained calm and slowly transitioned into full mount. Making things worse, Folayang, likely looking to prevent and ground and pound damage, turned and gave up his back.  Almost immediately, Alvarez sinked his hooks in and flattened Folayang out before locking in a rear naked choke and forcing the Pinoy to tap out.  While he did win, Alvarez would miss out on the Finals anyway after an injury would force him to withdraw as well. As a result, Dagi ended up facing - and losing to - reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian Lee.  Folayang was offered the Finals spot against Dagi, but last-minute visa issues would prevent him from being able to step up.  The loss was quite a painful one to swallow, not just for Folayang, but also for the fans.  Folayang admitted after the fight that he had rushed to get the finish, causing him to be a bit careless and make some costly mistakes.  "I was too eager to get the finish, and I think that’s the mistake, I became impatient, and I wanted to finish him as soon as possible but it didn’t go that way, so, that happened," Folayang explained.  But WHAT IF Folayang hadn’t rushed? Close your eyes and imagine:  After chopping Alvarez down with the leg kick at the 3:37 mark, Folayang pounced and picked his spots, landing some good shots to the head, enough to stun the American and force the referee to step in and stop the fight.  Or, what if instead of pouncing, Folayang allowed the visibly hurt Alvarez to get back up and from there, continued to punish The Underground King’s leg (or legs) en route to a TKO finish.  Folayang would have booked his ticked to the ONE Lightweight Grand Prix Finals. More importantly, Folayang would have been able to add Alvarez to the name of legend’s he’s beaten, and it would have skyrocketed his stock to even greater heights.  Would he have been able to defeat Dagi in the Finale? Of course it was very much possible. At the rate Dagi was knocking guys out up to that point, Folayang would have likely been considered an underdog, but a high-level striker like Folayang is never without his chances.  If Folayang had been able to get past Dagi as well, it would set up a very intriguing matchup between himself and Lee, which could have been a good matchup for the Pinoy star.  Now, Folayang finds himself once again looking to bounce back following a close loss to Dutch striker Pieter Buist.  Still hungry for a third run as world champion, Folayang will need to work his way back to the top of the division.  Who knows? Maybe two or three wins in, Folayang could find himself standing opposite Alvarez once again, with the chance to re-write history. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 27th, 2020Related News

In Mandaue City: Newborn, 3 others recover from infection

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Four Mandaue City residents including the newborn from Purok Riverside in Barangay Looc have already recovered from their infection. The good news was posted on the Facebook page of the city’s Public Information Office (PIO), Tuesday night. It says that the city now has a total of 12 recoveries from the […] The post In Mandaue City: Newborn, 3 others recover from infection appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 27th, 2020Related News

Chinese in Canada a target of increased hate during pandemic

Vancouver resident Trixie Ling recalls her disgust and anger after a passing stranger taunted her with racial and sexual slurs in early May. Then he spat on her face......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMay 27th, 2020Related News

PhilHealth has paid P37 billion insurance claims this year

After rejecting calls to replace Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, President Duterte on Monday night reported to Congress that the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. has paid around P37.683 billion in insurance claims for the first five months of the year......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 27th, 2020Related News

‘Walang pasok’ to worsen joblessness, social gaps

No back-to-school till a vaccine is found, President Duterte stated late Monday night. Did he consult educators before declaring the policy?.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 26th, 2020Related News