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  • Military all praises for Hidilyn Diaz for her gold-clinching Olympic performance
    by Alexander Magno on July 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The military congratulated weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz on Monday for bagging the gold medal at the women’s weightlifting competition at the Tokyo Olympics, stressing that her victory is a source of pride for the whole country. According to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Diaz’s success at the world’s biggest stage is a testament to The post Military all praises for Hidilyn Diaz for her gold-clinching Olympic performance appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • HISTORIC VICTORY
    by The Manila Times on July 26, 2021 at 5:36 pm
  • BLOCKED
    by The Manila Times on July 26, 2021 at 5:34 pm
  • Cleanup operations
    by The Manila Times on July 26, 2021 at 5:30 pm
  • Protesters
    by The Manila Times on July 26, 2021 at 5:29 pm
  • ‘Weightlifting fairy’: Philippines showers Hidilyn with well-deserved love
    by Karl Cedrick Basco, ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    “Nakakaiyak! What a proud moment for the Philippines! Thank you @diaz_hidilyn.”

  • Delta variant downs PSEi anew
    by Faye Almazan on July 26, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    The Philippine stock index continued to plummet on Monday amid worries on the contagious Delta variant.The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) plunged by 2.27 percent or 148.13 points to its intraday low of 6,372.61, while the broader All Shares dropped by 1.82 percent or 73.36 points to close at 3,965.15.Diversified Securities Inc. trader Aniceto Pangan attributed the local bourse's slump to the new Delta variant cases in the country and the recent reversion to stricter […]

  • PH fiscal metrics stronger than peers
    by Mayvelin U. Caraballo on July 26, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    Despite deterioration caused by the coronavirus pandemic in 2019, the Philippines' fiscal metrics are stronger than its peers, according to Moody's Investors Service.In a fresh report released on Monday, it said, "The Philippines has sustained its position compared with rating peers because of the strengthening of its fiscal metrics ahead ofthe pandemic shock."To make comparisons easier, the credit rating agency said it used general government (GG) figures, which include the national […]

  • ARTA bats for 100% operational capacity for frontline services
    by The Manila Times on July 26, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    The Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) is pushing for the reintegration of government workers in the regular work set up to prevent the decline in quality of government services.In a statement, ARTA proposed the implementation of 100-percent operational capacity for frontline government services, including back end services supporting frontline services, for all work days of the week.ARTA said this should not include employees who were accorded with special protection under Civil Service Commission […]

  • RCEP to attract more foreign investments
    by Anna Leah E. Gonzales on July 26, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    The ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will help the Philippines further attract foreign direct investments, a Trade official said."Besides the huge domestic market of 110 million people, the Philippines offers access to the Asean market that has more than 600 million population, and to other key markets through our free trade agreements (FTAs) and generalized system of preference (GSP) with other countries and regions," Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said.RCEP, […]

  • Q2 palay output seen hitting 4.24 MMT
    by Eireene Jairee Gomez on July 26, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    The country's palay (unmilled rice) production is seen to reach 4.24 million metric tons (MT) in the second quarter of the year, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said, revising its earlier estimate of 4.23 million MT.In its May round estimate on Philippine palay production, PSA said that latest figure was higher by 0.3 percent from its estimate a month ago and likewise a 2.9 percent increase from 4.13 million MT recorded in April-June 2020.The updated forecast showed that harvest area […]

  • Meralco 1H income up 45%
    by  Jordeene B. Lagare on July 26, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    MANILA Electric Co. (Meralco) posted a net income of P9.949 billion in the first six months of 2021, a 45-percent surge from P6.844 billion in the same period a year ago.In a virtual briefing held Monday, Meralco Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Betty Siy-Yap said the power distributor recorded a higher net income amid the impairment of its equity investment in PacificLight Power Pte Ltd. in the first quarter of 2020.Consolidated revenues stood at P149.097 billion, up by 8 […]

  • UnionBank H1 income rises to P8.3 billion
    by Mayvelin U. Caraballo on July 26, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Listed Union Bank of the Philippines is optimistic in hitting its targets this year after posting a double-digit growth in its first half net profitThe Aboitiz-led lender said in a statement on Monday that it had a better first half of 2021, with a net earnings of P8.3 billion, up 94 percent from the same period last year. This resulted in a 15.9 percent return on investment.However, the writer computed that the company's net income expanded by just 84.44 percent in the first half of this year […]

  • Achieving the triple bottom line through fair trade
    by Rhoey Lee Dakis on July 26, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) changed our lives practically overnight, redefining our way of life and how we do business. Travel restrictions, community guidelines, and curfew schedules keep on changing and the same thing goes for business success and effectiveness measures. While different organizations use various indicators to assess success and effectiveness, I believe the most common denominator is profit. High profitability is good but profit should not be the end goal. Instead, […]

  • US in wrong direction in Covid bout – expert
    by Associated Press on July 26, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    WILMINGTON: The United States is in an "unnecessary predicament" of soaring Covid-19 cases fueled by unvaccinated Americans and the virulent Delta variant, the nation's top infectious diseases expert said on Sunday (Monday in Manila)."We're going in the wrong direction," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, describing himself as "very frustrated."He said recommending the vaccinated wear masks is "under active consideration" by the government's leading public health officials. Also, booster shots may be […]

  • Why bragging is a pathetic marketing strategy
    by Rey Elbo on July 26, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    WHEN retailers, service providers and management consultants tell you they're "experts" in their advertisements on social media (or elsewhere), then what does they tell you? It catches your attention, right? Somehow, but momentarily. For many critical thinkers, such claim is always an interesting find that could merit further investigation for many reasons, including a good topic for a post-graduate research in advertising and marketing.The easy part is that - these advertisements betray the […]

  • Asian markets fall as WS falters
    by Agence France-Presse on July 26, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    TOKYO: Markets in Asia mostly fell Monday morning, led by Hong Kong after Beijing at the weekend further cracked down on China's tech firms, while education firms were hammered as the government unveiled sweeping reforms of the sector.The broad losses across the region came as traders continued to fret over the fast spread of the Delta coronavirus variant, which has sent infections spiking and forced some governments to reimpose economically painful lockdowns or other containment measures.The […]

  • US senators vow to solve infra row
    by Associated Press on July 26, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    WASHINGTON, D. C.: Lawmakers racing to seal a bipartisan infrastructure deal early this coming week are hitting a major roadblock over how much money should go to public transit, the group's lead Republican negotiator said Sunday (Monday in Manila).As discussions continued through the weekend, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said both sides were "about 90 percent of the way there" on an agreement."We have one issue outstanding, and we're not getting much response from the Democrats on it," he said. "It's […]

  • California wildfires worsen, fortify
    by Associated Press on July 26, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    INDIAN FALLS: California's largest wildfire merged with a smaller blaze and destroyed homes in remote areas with limited access for firefighters as numerous other fires gained strength and threatened property across the US West.The massive Dixie Fire, which started on July 14, had already leveled over a dozen houses and other structures when it combined with the Fly Fire and tore through the tiny Northern California community of Indian Falls after dark on Saturday.An updated damage estimate was […]

  • Yuan now 3rd most traded currency
    by Global Times on July 26, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    BEIJING: The internationalization of Chinese yuan accelerated in 2020 despite the ravaging global pandemic and the US government's containment of China's growth. Experts predict there exists great room for the currency's further internationalization, calling for convenient flows of the yuan and expansion of cross border investment avenues.The yuan internationalization index reached 5.02 at the end of 2020, a sharp increase of 54.2 percent from the previous year, making it No.3 among […]

  • Europe's spying issue settled
    by Agence France-Presse on July 26, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    VEVEY: Credit Suisse reached an out-of-court settlement with former star wealth manager Iqbal Khan over a spying scandal that cost the scalp of the then-chief executive, Switzerland's second-biggest bank said Sunday (Monday in Manila).CEO Tidjane Thiam was forced to resign in February 2020 after admitting the bank had hired investigators to follow Khan, head of international wealth management, because he had opted to move to arch-rival, UBS.As well as sending shockwaves through banking circles, […]

  • Covid hits Europe's tourism potentials
    by Associated Press on July 26, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    LONDON: Chaos and confusion over travel rules and measures to contain new virus outbreaks are contributing to another cruel summer for Europe's battered tourism industry.Popular destination countries are grappling with surging Covid-19 variants, but the patchwork and last-minute nature of the efforts as the peak season gets underway threatens to derail another summer.In France, the world's most visited country, visitors to cultural and tourist sites were confronted this week with a new […]

  • Jet fuel shortage hampers airlines
    by Associated Press on July 26, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    SEATTLE: A shortage of jet fuel, coupled with supply chain issues and an urgent demand from firefighting aircraft, continues to cause problems at airports around the West.In Nevada, state and federal lawmakers said they are investigating a possible shortage of jet fuel that could delay cargo delivery and passenger travel at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in the coming days.A spike in demand for jet fuel both by commercial airlines and from firefighting aircraft in Montana and the Pacific […]

  • Creba bats for affordable housing in transport hubs
    by Aaron Ronquillo on July 26, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    THE Chamber of Real Estate & Builders' Associations Inc. (Creba) has recently petitioned concerned government agencies for the inclusion of sites for affordable housing in areas within walking distance of the railway stations that the Department of Transportation is either currently designing or constructing.In a statement, Creba National Chairman Charlie A. V. Gorayeb said that with government providing the land, private housing developers can take care of building housing units in […]

  • World needs to act vs climate, UN tells G20
    by Xinhua on July 26, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday (Monday in Manila) called for leadership of the Group of 20 (G20) on global climate action."The world urgently needs a clear and unambiguous commitment to the 1.5-degree goal of the Paris Agreement from all G20 nations. There is no pathway to this goal without the leadership of the G20," he said in a statement at the G20 ministerial meeting on environment, climate and energy."This signal is desperately needed by the billions of […]

  • Ayala Land marks 30th year in PSE
    by Faye Almazan on July 26, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    AYALA Land Inc. (ALI) puts focus on sustainability and long-term growth as it marked its 30th listing anniversary in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE)."We remain confident that our many ongoing initiatives have helped us build a strong platform to prepare for recovery and renewed growth," ALI Chairman Fernando Zobel de Ayala said during the virtual ceremony on Friday.Zobel de Ayala said this year is also meaningful to the company as it transitions its listed subsidiaries.The ALI chief said […]

  • Travel and architecture
    by ARCH. BENJAMIN  PANGANIBAN JR., FUAP on July 26, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    PEOPLE love traveling to various places, especially to places they write down as their bucket list. These places have always been interesting and inviting propositions to them.Before the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, traveling had become a customary activity for a lot of Filipinos, especially since the cost of air travel became affordable to the level of the working middle class.Somehow traveling stimulates the mind, excites the body and educates the person. There is something […]

  • Severe pollution turns Argentina lake pink
    by Agence France-Presse on July 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    PATAGONIA: A lagoon in this Argentine southern region has turned bright pink in a striking, but frightful phenomenon experts and activists blame on pollution by a chemical used to preserve prawns for export.The color is caused by sodium sulfite, an antibacterial product used in fish factories, whose waste is blamed for contaminating the Chubut River that feeds the Corfo lagoon and other water sources in the region, according to activists.Residents have long complained of foul smells and other […]

  • 'Fabian' leaves P40M damage in Bulacan
    by Frederick Silverio on July 26, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    Damage to crops, fisheries and public infrastructure caused by Typhoon "Fabian" (international name: "In-Fa") and the southwest monsoon in Bulacan was initially estimated at P40 million, the Bulacan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) said.The PDRRMO also reported that at least 2,000 residents from 515 families from more than 100 barangay (villages) in 12 towns and cities in the province were evacuated from their homes.Reports also said some areas were submerged in up […]

  • France imposes jab passport; rallies worsen
    by Agence France-Presse on July 26, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    PARIS: France's parliament voted to make vaccine passports a key part of daily life in the battle against Covid-19 on Sunday (Monday in Manila), after a compromise between lawmakers from the upper and lower houses.The breakthrough in talks came a day after France was again shaken by protests against the rules that saw over 160,000 rally and dozens arrested.President Emmanuel Macron last week ordered that the health pass - proof of full vaccination or a negative test - would be required for the […]

  • Stop demonizing China, US told
    by Agence France-Presse on July 26, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    BEIJING: Beijing urged the United States to stop "demonizing" China during Monday talks with Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, the highest-level official to visit under President Joe Biden's administration.Sherman arrived in the city of Tianjin on Sunday, aiming to seek "guardrails" as ties between the world's top two economies continue to deteriorate on a range of issues from cybersecurity to human rights."The hope may be that by demonizing China, the US could somehow... blame China for […]

  • Tribal leaders slam suspension of mayor
    by Leander C. Domingo on July 26, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    NAGTIPUNAN, Quirino: United under the leadership of the Bugkalot tribe, leaders of several tribes have denounced the decision of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) to suspend Nagtipunan Mayor Nieverose Camma-Meneses."This is purely political and only aimed to oust the mayor from her post to give chance to [the SP's] bet, who will be fielded in the 2022 national and local elections," the tribal leaders said in a statement, led by Chieftain Rosario Camma of the Bugkalot Federation in the provinces […]

  • 170 houses given to residents displaced by Marawi Siege
    by Asangan Madale on July 26, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    MARAWI CITY Mayor Majul Usman Gandamra formally turned over 170 houses to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in a simple ceremony, witnessed by other local officials and residents in the city.Located at Darussalam Village and Pamayandeg sa Ranao Residences, the turnover was part of the second phase of the project, initiated by the United Nations-Habitat Philippines and the government of Japan."Indeed, this is a manifestation that the international community can exist, and friendship between […]

  • Iraq doesn't need US vs IS, says PM
    by Associated Press on July 26, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    BAGHDAD: Iraq's prime minister said his country no longer requires American combat troops to fight the Islamic State (IS) group, but a formal time frame for their redeployment will depend on the outcome of talks with US officials this week.Mustafa al-Kadhimi said Iraq will still ask for US training and military intelligence gathering. His comments came in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press ahead of a planned trip to Washington where he's slated to meet with President Joe Biden on […]

  • Lockdown looms
    by Catherine S. Valente on July 26, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said the past five years of his term have been "truly challenging and humbling," particularly because of the raging pandemic, which may again force the government to declare another lockdown.In his valedictory State of the Nation of Address (SONA), Duterte said that in his remaining year in office, he will have "fewer visions" for the country but "more remembrances.""Today, as I approach the end of my term, I have fewer visions but more remembrances. But mine […]

  • Gilas opens King Abdullah Cup campaign with loss to Egypt
    by ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Gilas Pilipinas opened its campaign in the King Abdullah Cup on the wrong foot, absorbing a 73-60 loss to Egypt on Monday night in Amman, Jordan.

  • 3 drug suspects nabbed in Baguio
    by Dexter See on July 26, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    BAGUIO CITY: A high-value, drug personality and two street-level individuals were arrested while suspected shabu worth over P40,360 was seized from them by a team of police operatives and anti-narcotics agents during separate buy-bust operations in the city over the weekend.Col. Glen Lonogan, city director of the Baguio City Police Office, disclosed that the joint sting operations resulted in the arrest of three suspects identified as Dlanor John Aquino Villanueva, 30; Sandra Marie Menis […]

  • Manila Symphony Junior String Quartet performs @ Sunshine Classics Series
    by The Manila Times on July 26, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    THE Manila Symphony Junior String Quartet delights audiences as it performs music ranging from classics to pop, the third series in the Sunshine Classics.The quartet is composed of award-winning young performers: violinists Jean Rafaella Marquez and Emanuel John Villarin, violist Lance Morrison Tulagan, and cellist Justin Louis Talusan. They are winners in the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA), which was established to be an instrument in discovering major music talents […]

  • Watanabe, 2 others make Olympic debut
    by Niel Victor C. Masoy on July 26, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    FILIPINO swimmer Remedy Rule eyes a semifinal berth, while fellow swimmer Luke Gebbie, judoka Kiyomi Watanabe and weightlifter Elreen Ando make their Olympic debut in the Tokyo Games on Tuesday.Rule, who is half American, tries to make the semifinals of the women's 200-meter butterfly event at 6:31 p.m. (Philippine time) at the Tokyo Aquatics Center.The 24-year-old's chances of entering the semis are great considering there are only 17 swimmers in the 3-heat race, and the top 16 advance to the […]

  • Nepal tightens Covid lockdown
    by Xinhua on July 26, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    KATHMANDU: The ongoing lockdown in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley was extended for 10 more days on Sunday until August 4, though most of the restrictive measures have been relaxed in past weeks."We extended the lockdown by keeping certain activities under the prohibited list," Kali Prasad Parajuli, chief district officer of the Kathmandu District, told Xinhua. "The health protocols should be followed to carry out activities in the sectors where the provisions of lockdown have been relaxed."Sporting […]

  • President's approval, trust ratings decline – survey
    by Kaithreen Cruz on July 26, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte's approval and trust ratings had a "sizeable" decline, a survey by PUBLiCUS Asia showed.Duterte had an approval rating of 58 percent, down from 65 percent in the first quarter of this year.His trust rating also slid to 50 percent from 55 percent."While it is a sizable drop for both approval and trust ratings, President Duterte still leads the top five government officials with a total approval rating of 58 percent and a total trust rating of 50 percent," PUBLiCUS […]

  • Honeylet, Pulong, 4 grandkids attend last SONA
    by Currie Cator on July 26, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    Six family members of President Rodrigo Duterte attended his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa on Monday.Duterte's partner, Cielito "Honeylet" Avanceña; his son, House Deputy Speaker and Davao City Rep. Paolo "Pulong" Duterte; and four grandchildren were there.Sen. Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go identified the grandchildren as January, Jennifer, Harold and Omar Duterte.Aside from his child with Honeylet, the President has three other children with his former […]

  • HA! MY APPROVAL RATING IS STILL GETTING HIGHER!
    by The Manila Times on July 26, 2021 at 4:35 pm
  • Toyota PH premieres the GR Yaris online
    by The Manila Times on July 26, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    THE Toyota Gazoo Racing thrill never stops. Following the teaser by Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) President Atsuhiro Okamoto during the kickoff weekend of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup, TMP had its digital preview of its most anticipated hatchback on July 17, 2021.TMP invited everyone to have a sneak peek of the heart-racing excitement on July 17 at 6 p.m. through the official Toyota Motor Philippines and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing PH Facebook pages. There were fun games and announcements with […]

  • Quanzhou enters Unesco list
    by Xinhua on July 26, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    FUZHOU: Historical sites in east China's port city of Quanzhou won Unesco World Cultural Heritage status on Sunday, bringing the total number of the country's Unesco World Heritage sites to 56.The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) accepted "Quanzhou: Emporium of the World in Song-Yuan China" as a cultural property on its World Heritage List amid the ongoing 44th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Fuzhou, capital of east China's Fujian […]

  • 18 boat passengers rescued off Sulu
    by Al Jacinto on July 26, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    ZAMBOANGA CITY: The Philippine Navy rescued 18 passengers of a motorboat, battered by huge waves and strong winds while sailing to Basilan province from the southern province of Sulu on Sunday, officials said on Monday.Col. Hernani Songano, commander of the Naval Task Group-Sulu and the 4th Marine Brigade, said the passengers of the MB Bongarita – 12 adults and six minors – were taken to a hospital in Sulu's Luuk town for medical examination after the Sunday rescue."All are safe," Songano […]

  • Fil-Am wins gold in Olympics for USA
    by Aric John Sy Cua on July 26, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    FILIPINO-AMERICAN fencer Lee Kiefer has won the gold medal at the women's individual foil event at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday night.The 27-year-old Kiefer, who represents the United States, defeated former Olympic and world champion Inna Deriglazova from Russia 15-13 at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba to capture her first Olympic gold medal.Russia's Larisa Korobeynikova had captured the bronze medal after defeating Italy's Alice Volpi 15-14.It is the United States' first gold […]

  • Covid cases up in 6 regions
    by Red Mendoza on July 26, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    CASES of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) have gone up in six regions in the country, but the Department of Health (DoH) cannot say if the spikes are driven by more transmissible variants.Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Monday identified the regions as Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao and the National Capital Region.Vergeire told reporters the rise in cases was noted from July 11 to […]

  • Thousands affected by monsoon rains, typhoon
    by Dempsey Reyes on July 26, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    THOUSANDS of Filipinos remain affected by the continuous rains brought by the habagat (southwest monsoon) and enhanced by Typhoon "Fabian" (international name: "In-Fa"), according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).In its situational report on Monday, the NDRRMC said a total of 202,213 individuals or 50,676 families have been affected by the inclement weather while 38,472 persons have been displaced and were currently staying in evacuation centers.These […]

  • Saving Metro Manila from the cycle of flooding
    by The Manila Times on July 26, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    THOUSANDS of residents are forced out of their homes by floodwaters unleashed by relentless monsoon rains. Hundreds of commuters can't get a ride, and traffic on EDSA is hopelessly clogged.Metro Manilans suffer the same ordeal every year and can only pray they don't go through another Typhoon "Ondoy."The typhoon that struck on September 2009 has been the benchmark for measuring flood-induced devastation in Metro Manila.In just 24 hours, Typhoon "Ondoy" dumped 455 millimeters of rain, equivalent […]

  • Tugade inaugurates Metro Cebu bike lanes
    by The Manila Times on July 26, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    WITH the completion of the network of dedicated bicycle lanes, bikers in Metro Cebu, Metro Davao and Metro Manila will no longer have to compete with motorists for safe spaces on the roads as they pedal to work and to other places, Department of Transportation (DoTr) Secretary Arthur "Art" Tugade said on July 16, 2021.Tugade said the established bike lanes in these cities are also equipped with bike facilities and safety features to prevent road accidents.Tugade also pointed out that amid the […]

  • P306K worth of shabu seized in Nueva Vizcaya
    by Leander C. Domingo on July 26, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya: Two days of intensive police anti-illegal drug operations in this town have resulted in the confiscation of P306,000 worth of illegal drugs and the arrest of two suspected pushers, said police reports, released on Monday.LtCol. Andree Abella, Regional Police Office 2 (PRO2) information officer, identified the suspects that were separately arrested over the weekend as Riza Marie de Manaoat Guzman, 40, a resident of Lingayen in Pangasinan, and Joseph Francisco Navarro […]

  • Osaka sweeps into third round at Tokyo Games
    by Agence France-Presse on July 26, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    TOKYO: Home favorite Naomi Osaka stepped up her quest for Olympic gold on Monday as she eased into the third round of the Tokyo Games tennis tournament with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Switzerland's Viktorija Golubic.The Japanese star was playing for the second time in as many days after her first match was put back 24 hours, with Osaka given the honor of lighting the Olympic cauldron in Friday's opening ceremony.Osaka earned the first break of the match to take a 5-3 lead, saving a breakpoint with an […]

  • Herstory made: Hidilyn Diaz breaks Philippines’ Olympic gold dry spell
    by Nelson Beltran on July 26, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Hidilyn Diaz promised a show to remember. And she did just that.

  • Solid Gold
    on July 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    The evening championship session, featuring nine participants, was led by Uzbek Muattar Nabieva in the snatch but boiled down to a one-on-one duel between Diaz and the Chinese world champion in the clean and jerk.

  • Yulo’s Japanese coach takes blame
    by Joey Villar on July 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Japanese coach Munehiro Kugiyama yesterday said he was at fault over Filipino gymnast Caloy Yulo’s heartbreaking performance that resulted to the latter’s shocking exit in his pet floor exercise event in the Tokyo Olympics.

  • Chery Tiggo picks up third win
    by Joey Villar on July 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Chery Tiggo vented its ire on a rusty Perlas side as it hacked out a 25-10, 27-25, 25-23 win yesterday to reclaim third spot in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the PCV Socio-Civic & Cultural Center here.

  • Smiling Didal falls short in medal hunt
    by Nelson Beltran on July 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Margielyn Didal came up short of a podium finish but nonetheless made the country proud with her Top Eight showing in skateboarding’s debut in the Olympics.

  • Petecio, Paalam punch way to next round
    by Nelson Beltran on July 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Three days into the Tokyo Olympics boxing competitions, the four-strong Team Philippines remained intact, their sights fixedly set on the ultimate prize.

  • World title shot for Mama
    by Joaquin M. Henson on July 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    In December last year, unbeaten General Santos City fighter Jayson Mama flew to South Africa to challenge then IBF flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane only to be told the match was cancelled because “the promoter has failed to meet basic requirements to enable sanction and give credibility to the event,” according to the local federation.

  • Filipinos celebrate PH’s first gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz
    by blozada on July 26, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—From the Olympics itself to the Filipinos who waited with bated breath, cheers erupted on social media for the first Filipino gold medalist in the Olympics. “History. Made,” wrote the Olympics’ official Twitter page. “Hidilyn Diaz has won the first ever gold medal for the Philippines!” History. Made. Hidilyn Diaz has won the first The post Filipinos celebrate PH’s first gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Gilas falls to Egypt in Jordan tiff opener
    by Luisa Morales on July 26, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    A dismal showing from beyond the arc where they only shot four of 27 attempts — just 14% — doomed the Nationals.

  • WATCH: Philippine national anthem played at Olympics for the first time
    on July 26, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz made history on Monday in Tokyo, Japan at least three times in a single day.

  • Hidilyn Diaz overcomes struggles to make history for PH with gold medal
    by mgiongco on July 26, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Before the accolades and Olympic medals, Hidilyn Diaz had her fair share of struggles and adversities along the way. Diaz came from humble beginnings and at the young age of 11 was introduced to weightlifting—the sport that eventually became her pathway out of poverty. But it wasn’t easy and it certainly didn’t The post Hidilyn Diaz overcomes struggles to make history for PH with gold medal appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Epic prize for an epic feat: P33M, house and lot await Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz 
    by Dino Maragay on July 26, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    Apart from winning a historic gold medal for the Philippines, weightlifting wonder Hidilyn Diaz will have 33 million — and then some more — reasons to be happy.

  • Long, bumpy road to milestone Olympic gold 'worth it' for Hidilyn Diaz
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    Diaz's gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics was the culmination of a long, difficult journey that at times made her want to give up altogether.

  • ‘Sobrang saya’: Hidilyn’s mom on cloud nine after daughter wins Olympic gold
    by Karl Cedrick Basco, ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    It's another prayer answered for Nanay Emelita Diaz, as daughter Hidilyn medals again in the Olympics. 

  • Golden girl Hidilyn Diaz ‘nervous’ but never in doubt during Olympics performance
    by mgiongco on July 26, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — There were a lot of anxious moments, but there was never any doubt that Hidilyn Diaz could pull off what she set out to do on the grandest stage of sports. Diaz, competing in her fourth straight Olympics, finally got over the hump after conquering the women’s 55kg weightlifting competition at the The post Golden girl Hidilyn Diaz ‘nervous’ but never in doubt during Olympics performance appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Senators hail Hidilyn Diaz for ‘extra special’ Olympic gold medal win
    by Alexander Magno on July 26, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Congratulatory messages from senators started pouring in for Hidilyn Diaz after her “remarkable achievement” in winning the country’s first Olympic gold medal on Monday, with one saying her victory was “extra special” since China’s representative was her close opponent. In separate statements, several senators hailed Diaz for bringing pride and honor to The post Senators hail Hidilyn Diaz for ‘extra special’ Olympic gold medal win appeared first on […]

  • ‘I’m not crying, you’re crying’: Joy overwhelms Pinoy athletes, after Diaz’s historic...
    by ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    Filipino athletes poured out their emotions on social media on Monday night, after Hidilyn Diaz made history for the country by winning a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics.

  • ‘A national treasure’: House preparing hero’s welcome for Hidilyn Diaz
    by besguerra on July 26, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives is preparing a hero’s welcome for Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz following her historic win in the Tokyo Olympics, lawmakers said Monday. Speaker Lord Allan Velasco said Diaz made Filipinos proud after she brought home the first gold medal for the Philippines in the history of the Olympics. “Our The post ‘A national treasure’: House preparing hero’s welcome for Hidilyn Diaz appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Margielyn Didal 7th place sa unang skateboarding competition sa Olympics
    by ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    Nagtapos sa ika-7 puwesto si Margielyn Didal sa skateboarding competition sa Tokyo Olympics.

  • Hidilyn Diaz nakamit ang unang Olympic gold para sa Pilipinas
    by ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    Halos 100 taon mula nang lumahok ang Pilipinas sa Olympics pero ngayon lamang nakapag-uwi ng ginto. 

  • Olympics: Hidilyn breaks through, but PH eyes more gold in Tokyo
    by ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    It's time to celebrate Diaz's history-making victory, but more Filipinos are primed to follow in her footsteps all the way to the podium in these Olympics. 

  • Hidilyn Diaz lifts PH to first ever Olympic gold
    by Edgard Garrido, Reuters on July 26, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    Hidilyn Diaz reacts emotionally after successfully lifting her final attempt at the Group A Women’s 55 kg Weightlifting event in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the Tokyo International Forum in Japan on Monday.

  • Robredo congratulates Hidilyn Diaz after gold medal performance: Big win for PH
    by postie on July 26, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo congratulated weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz on her gold medal victory at the Tokyo Olympics, calling it a big triumph for the country. In a Facebook post, Robredo expressed her appreciation to Diaz, the first Filipino to win an Olympic gold medal. “Big win for the Philippines!! Thank you for The post Robredo congratulates Hidilyn Diaz after gold medal performance: Big win for PH appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Palace lauds Hidilyn Diaz for giving PH ‘pride, glory’ in Olympic victory
    by postie on July 26, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Monday lauded Hidilyn Diaz for bringing “pride and glory” to the Philippines after bagging the country’s first Olympic gold medal. Diaz conquered the women’s 55 kilograms weightlifting competition at the Tokyo Olympics, beating China’s Liao Quiyun who finished with the silver medal and Kazakhstan’s Zulfiya Chinshanlo who claimed the bronze. The post Palace lauds Hidilyn Diaz for giving PH ‘pride, glory’ in Olympic victory appeared first on […]

  • Paalam not ready to say goodbye, yet
    on July 26, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    TOKYO—Carlo Paalam just couldn’t let all those years of training go down the drain.

  • Didal in pain, but still having fun
    on July 26, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    TOKYO—Margielyn Didal ended her campaign in the Women’s Street Skateboarding Competitions with a seventh-place finish at the Ariake Urban Sports Park here on Monday. 

  • Doncic scores 48 in Olympic debut as Slovenia mauls Argentina
    on July 26, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    SAITAMA—Luka Doncic debuted at the Olympic Games in record fashion, scoring 48 points to power Slovenia to a 118-100 victory over Argentina on Monday at the Saitama Super Arena.

  • Obiena’s next foe — jet lag
    on July 26, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    TOKYO—After a 13-hour flight from Italy, pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena has a week to shake off jet lag.

  • Gold at last! Hidilyn writes PH sports history as Olympic champ
    by Karl Cedrick Basco, ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Almost 100 years since the country debuted at the Olympics, the Philippines has finally secured a gold medal in the quadrennial meet as Olympic veteran Hidilyn Diaz reached the top podium in the women’s 55kg of weightlifting in Tokyo, Japan. 

  • Hidilyn Diaz wins weightlifting gold in Tokyo Olympics
    by ccolina on July 26, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Carrying the weight of a country long seeking for Olympic glory, Hidilyn Diaz finally ended the seemingly interminable quest Monday night. Diaz, in her fourth straight Olympics, delivered the Philippines’ breakthrough gold medal after conquering the women’s 55 kilograms weightlifting competition at the Tokyo Olympics. The 30-year-old pride of Zamboanga City tallied The post Hidilyn Diaz wins weightlifting gold in Tokyo Olympics appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PVL: Sta. Lucia regains winning ways at Black Mamba-Army's expense
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    (UPDATED) The Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors returned to the win column in impressive fashion, snapping a two-game slide with a four-set victory over Black Mamba-Army.

  • Ambidextrous Petecio removes biggest stumbling block for gold
    on July 26, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    Tokyo---A year ago, Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yu-Ting would have beaten Nesthy Petecio handily.

  • Olympics: Unfazed by top-ranked foe, Petecio follows game plan to the letter
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 11:07 am

    Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio showed no fear of her higher-ranked opponent and executed their game plan to the letter.

  • PVL: Chery Tiggo rebounds, sweeps Perlas
    by blozada on July 26, 2021 at 10:37 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Chery Tiggo got back on the winning track sweeping Perlas, 25-10, 27-25, 25-23, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Monday at PCV Socio-Civic Cultural Center in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte. Jaja Santiago poured in 15 points to lead the Crossovers as they improved to a 3-1 record to take claim of solo third following The post PVL: Chery Tiggo rebounds, sweeps Perlas appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Djokovic aces Struff test to reach last 16 at Olympics
    by ccolina on July 26, 2021 at 10:33 am

    Novak Djokovic eased into the third round of the Tokyo Olympics tennis tournament on Monday following a 6-4, 6-3 win over Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff. Djokovic hammered 14 aces and made just four unforced errors as he remained on course for a Golden Grand Slam. The world number one is aiming to become the first man The post Djokovic aces Struff test to reach last 16 at Olympics appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Nuclear Bomb takes Triple Crown
    on July 26, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Nuclear Bomb (Oh Oh Seven out of Hayley Rebecca), owned by Gabriel Gaerlan and trained by Conrado "Dodek" Vicente, exploded in the last 250 meters to grab the first leg of the Philippine Triple Crown last Sunday at the San Lazaro Business and Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite.

  • Hong Kong Olympic badminton player’s black T-shirt draws pro-China ire
    by ccolina on July 26, 2021 at 10:26 am

    Hong Kong’s Olympic delegation on Monday came to the defense of a badminton player who was criticized by Chinese nationalist politicians for wearing a black T-shirt at the Tokyo Games. Angus Ng Ka-long found himself pulled into a political controversy following his first group match in Tokyo on Saturday. Ng wore a simple black T-shirt The post Hong Kong Olympic badminton player’s black T-shirt draws pro-China ire appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • After taking up Martial Arts out of necessity, Pacatiw plans to pay it forward
    on July 26, 2021 at 10:20 am

    Jeremy “The Juggernaut” Pacatiw never imagined that he would be doing what he’s doing now, especially since his transition to martial arts came out of necessity.  

  • ‘World’s best player’ Doncic destroyed us, says Argentina coach
    by ccolina on July 26, 2021 at 10:17 am

    SAITAMA, Japan—Slovenia’s Luka Doncic is the world’s best basketball player and he “destroyed” Argentina with his tactical skills, Argentina head coach Sergio Hernandez said on Monday. The Dallas Mavericks star came close to breaking the Olympics men’s single-game scoring record with 48 points as the Slovenians crushed Argentina 118-100 in their Olympics debut after leading The post ‘World’s best player’ Doncic destroyed us, says Argentina coach appeared first on Inquirer […]

  • Roxas routs Kapatagan for 5th win
    on July 26, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur -- Petra Cement-Roxas took down Kapatagan, 93-65, to collect its fifth win in a row in the 2021 Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup, Monday at the Pagadian City Gymnasium here.

  • PBA: No timetable yet for Romeo's return, says SMB coach Austria
    by ABS-CBN News on July 26, 2021 at 10:09 am

    There is still no timetable for the return of San Miguel guard Terrence Romeo, after he suffered a knee injury in their first game of the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup.

  • No plans to reschedule more Olympic events as storm approaches
    by ccolina on July 26, 2021 at 10:03 am

    TOKYO—Tokyo Olympic organizers are not planning to reschedule more events for the Games, they said on Monday, as tropical storm Nepartak churned toward Japan’s main island. Rowing events have been moved due to the storm which is expected to head over Japan’s northeast coast on Tuesday and could bring heavy rain to the capital. Tuesday’s The post No plans to reschedule more Olympic events as storm approaches appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Flying Titans shoot for lead share vs HD Spikers
    on July 26, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Ilocos Norte – Streaking Choco Mucho tries to pounce on a slumping Cignal HD side in an attempt to match sister team Creamline’s 4-0 start even as Petro Gazz seeks solo third against winless PLDT Home Fibr in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the PCV Socio-Civic Cultural Center in Bacarra here today (Tuesday).

  • Carlos Yulo’s coach takes blame for gymnast’s floor exercise exit
    by ccolina on July 26, 2021 at 9:57 am

    MANILA, Philippines–Carlos Yulo’s Japanese mentor took responsbility for the Olympic bet’s ghastly performance in the floor exercise—the Filipino’s pet event—in Tokyo. “If you want to blame [someone], please [direct it] to his coach,” Munehiro Kugimiya wrote on Facebook. “If you want to say ’waste’ please say [it] to his coach—he is the person who has The post Carlos Yulo’s coach takes blame for gymnast’s floor exercise exit appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • For Argentina’s Perez Maurice, an Olympic loss and marriage proposal
    by ccolina on July 26, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Moments after fencer Maria Belen Perez Maurice was knocked out of the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, her coach made a dramatic lunge of his own by flashing a handwritten sign that read: “Will you marry me? Please.” It was the second attempt by the Argentine fencer’s coach and partner of 17 years, Lucas Guillermo Saucedo, The post For Argentina’s Perez Maurice, an Olympic loss and marriage proposal appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Refugee’s Olympic dream ends in a flash in boxing
    by ccolina on July 26, 2021 at 9:07 am

    TOKYO— Eldric Sella went through an arduous journey to get to Tokyo, spending years visualizing himself throwing punches in the Olympic boxing ring but when his Games experience finally became a reality on Monday it lasted only 67 seconds. Representing the Refugee Olympic Team in middleweight, the Venezuelan-born Sella was facing Dominican Republic’s Euri Cedeno The post Refugee’s Olympic dream ends in a flash in boxing appeared first on Inquirer Sports.