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  • Water tycoon is China's richest as wealth crackdown batters Jack Ma
    by Agence France-Presse on October 27, 2021 at 11:50 am

    SHANGHAI: Bottled-water tycoon Zhong Shanshan has become China's wealthiest person, according to an annual ranking released Wednesday, as a government campaign to rein in the super-rich took a big bite out of the fortunes of perennial front-runners like Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma.Zhong, in his late 60s, has seen his fortune swell following the stock listings last year of his Nongfu Spring mineral water and separate pharma company Wantai Biological Pharmacy Enterprise, which has tapped into […]

  • House bill on 2022 natl budget formally transmitted to Senate
    by Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino on October 27, 2021 at 11:49 am

    THE House of Representatives has formally transmitted to the Senate the bill on the proposed P5.024-trillion national budget for 2022.Speaker Lord Allan Velasco said that the printed copies of the bill were sent to the Senate two days ahead of the House's target date of October 27."In line with our commitment to ensure the timely enactment of next year's national budget, we have transmitted to the Senate the 2022 GAB duly approved by the House ahead of schedule," Velasco said."In doing so, we […]

  • Abueva edges Williams for Best Player of the Conference honors
    by Rey Joble on October 27, 2021 at 11:47 am

    For the first time in five years, Calvin Abueva of Magnolia has been chosen as the Best Player of the Conference (BPC).The Beast topped the statistical race and the media votes on his way to winning the prestigious plum over his closest pursuer — rookie Mikey Williams of TNT.Abueva garnered a total of 934 points after getting 415 statistical points and 440 media votes.It was the second BPC honors won by Abueva, who was named BPC for the first time in the 2016 Commissioner's Cup.Abueva was the […]

  • Pandemic hit on jobs worse than thought – UN
    by Agence France-Presse on October 27, 2021 at 10:57 am

    GENEVA: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on jobs has been harder than previously expected, and a worrying two-speed recovery is emerging between richer and poorer nations, the UN's International Labour Organization warned Wednesday."The current trajectory of labor markets is of a stalled recovery, with major downside risks appearing, and a great divergence between developed and developing economies," said ILO chief Guy Ryder."Dramatically, unequal vaccine distribution and fiscal capacities […]

  • Teachers protest over unpaid overtime work
    by Kaithreen Cruz on October 27, 2021 at 10:39 am

    THE Alliance of Concerned Teachers-NCR (ACT-NCR) Union continued to demand from the Department of Education (DepEd) to heed their call for the overtime pay teachers served in school year 2020-2021 prior to the official opening of classes on Oct. 5, 2020."Habang ala-zombie na ang mga guro sa walang-tigil na patrabaho ng DepEd o mga manananggal na halos hatiin ang katawan sa dami ng gawain, para namang si Kamatayan ang ahensya sa pilit nitong paglilibing sa limot ng kanyang tungkulin sa wastong […]

  • 3x3: Manila Chooks in tough group in Abu Dhabi Masters
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Manila Chooks TM faces a tall task when it competes in the 2021 FIBA 3X3 World Tour Abu Dhabi Masters on Friday.

  • PBA: Abueva nabs Best Player of the Conference award
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Magnolia's Calvin Abueva took the PBA Philippine Cup Best Player of the Conference award following his consistent performance for the Hotshots.

  • High expectations for Tsukii in karate world championships
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Filipino-Japanese karateka Junna Tsukii is among the athletes to watch when the 2021 World Karate Championships unfold next month in Dubai.

  • 443 examinees pass the Forester Licensure exams
    by The Manila Times on October 27, 2021 at 10:19 am

    The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announces that 443 out of 761 passed the Forester Licensure Examination given by the Board for Foresters in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Lucena, Pagadian, San Fernando, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga this October 2021.The members of the Board for Foresters who gave the licensure examination are Neria A. Andin, Chairman; Jose A. Lorenzo and Gerardo T. Cabreros, Members.Seq. No. Name1 ABAN, GLADYS PUJADAS2 ABAN, […]

  • 3-time UAAP champion Kim Gequillana retires from volleyball
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 10:14 am

    Former Ateneo player Kim Gequillana has decided to retire from volleyball.

  • Magnolia's Calvin Abueva named PBA Best Player of the Conference
    by Luisa Morales on October 27, 2021 at 10:12 am

    Announced before tip-off of Game Four of the finals between the Hotshots and the TNT Tropang Giga, Abueva received his second career BPC award.

  • Football: PFL cancellation gives way to PFF's Copa Paulino Alcantara
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 9:41 am

    The PFF will stage the Copa Paulino Alcantara beginning November 7 following the cancellation of the 2021 season of the Philippines Football League.

  • Gymnastics: Carlos Yulo hopes siblings can join him in national team
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Carlos Edriel Yulo has elevated the profile of Philippine gymnastics with his exploits at the world stage, but his greatest impact is felt at home.

  • Alex Eala slides to 4th in ITF juniors rankings
    by John Bryan Ulanday on October 27, 2021 at 8:56 am

    Alex Eala slipped a notch in the world junior rankings anew, falling to No. 4 according to the recent International Tennis Federation (ITF) list this week.

  • SWS: For 57% of Filipinos quality of life worsened in past year
    by Kaithreen Cruz on October 27, 2021 at 8:39 am

    A MAJORITY of Filipinos reported that their quality of life worsened in the past 12 months, said the Social Weather Stations (SWS) in their September 2021 survey results.Of those surveyed, 57 percent said that their life got worse (coined by SWS as losers), while 13 percent of them said that it got better (coined as gainers), resulting in a Net Gainer score of -44 percent.However, 29 percent of the respondents said that it was the same."Gainers minus Losers worsened from very low -31 in Second […]

  • MMA: China's Miao Li Tao determined to avenge loss to Miado
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 8:38 am

    China's Miao Li Tao is treating his upcoming match against Jeremy "The Jaguar" Miado as if his life depends on it.

  • Beijing Games organizers face COVID-19 challenge
    by Beiyi Seow, Agence France-Presse on October 27, 2021 at 8:33 am

    Millions of people in China were under stay-at-home orders to contain COVID-19 outbreaks 100 days before the Games.

  • How Rajah Broadcasting Network Inc is now a legendary station
    by The Manila Times on October 27, 2021 at 8:30 am

    RJFM or Rajah Broadcasting Network Inc. was founded in 1963 by Ramon "RJ" Jacinto, who was a teenager at the time. RJ has always been a pioneer and an innovator who took the helm. What started as a small station in the backyard of his parents' home became a legendary station. RJFM has influenced the Philippines in a way no other radio station has. RJFM was the first station to play music that other stations would not dare to play. It introduced Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the […]

  • Swimming: Seb Wong hopes to represent PH, just like sister Agatha
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Filipino swimmer Seb Wong emerged from the shadow of other local athletes with his performance in the recent PSI Swimming National Selection meet.

  • Pacquiao thumbs down offer to be Marcos' VP
    by Javier Joe Ismael,Bernadette E. Tamayo on October 27, 2021 at 7:52 am

    PRESIDENTIAL aspirant and Sen. Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao thumbed down an offer to become the vice presidential bet of former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. who is likewise seeking the presidency in the upcoming 2022 national elections."While I'm flattered that various camps [are] seeking me to be their VP, it requires the Presidency para magawa ang mga pangako ko sa mga mahihirap at sa mga nagsisikap na mula sa hirap (in order to fulfill my promises for the poor and for those aspiring […]

  • Jeyrick Sigmaton aka 'Carrot Man' wins Best Actor award in New York filmfest
    by Nika Roque on October 27, 2021 at 7:22 am

    BEST ACTOR 1 Jeyrick Sigmaton in ‘Dayas.’ SCREENSHOT FROM SINE CORDILLERA’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL Jeyrick Sigmaton a.k.a "Carrot Man" — who got the nickname in 2016 when his photos carrying carrots while working at a vegetable farm in the Mountain Province went viral — is now a Best Actor awardee.He won for his work in the short film "Dayas," which was nominated at this year's New York's International Film Festival Manhattan, Autumn edition.The internet […]

  • SC clears 2 fraternity members in hazing case
    by Jomar Canlas on October 27, 2021 at 7:11 am

    TWO members of the Tau Gamma Phi Fraternity were cleared in the death of an 18-year-old college student in 2009 due to hazing.In a decision penned by Justice Henri Jean Paul Inting, the court's Third Division reversed the Aug. 30 and Oct. 26, 2016 decision and resolution of the Court of Appeals (CA) that affirmed the Sept. 4, 2014 ruling of the Branch 20, Regional Trial Court (RTC), Imus, Cavite convicting Carlos Paulo Bartolome and Joel Bandalan of violating Section 4(a) of Republic Act 8049, […]

  • Colds days ahead as Pagasa announces onset of 'amihan'
    by Arlie O. Calalo on October 27, 2021 at 6:54 am

    COLD days are ahead following the onset of "amihan" or northeast monsoon and the end of "habagat" or southwest monsoon season, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Wednesday.With the onset of the amihan season, the northeast wind flow is expected to gradually become more dominant over Northern Luzon, bringing cold and dry air, the state weather bureau said."Effects of the northeast monsoon or amihan are now being felt in the country," […]

  • Aby Maraño grateful for love, support: 'Ramdam ko kayo lahat'
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 6:34 am

    Abigail Maraño said she was "surrounded with so much love," after a few eventful days that have seen her in the middle of a social media firestorm.

  • Saso thrilled over rare JLPGA stint
    by Jan Veran on October 27, 2021 at 6:10 am

    Back in Japan, Yuka Saso can't wait to get going, armed with the same mindset and game that have marked her meteoric rise to the world ranking.

  • Sultan arrives in New York, gains NorthPort support
    by Roy Luarca on October 27, 2021 at 6:02 am

    Jonas Sultan arrived in New York City, ready for battle against Puerto Rican Carlos Caraballo at the Hulu Theater, Madison Square Garden.

  • 3 Catholic priests suspended for running for office in May 2022 elections
    by William Depasupil on October 27, 2021 at 5:47 am

    AT least three Catholic priests have been suspended from their clerical duties for seeking elective positions in the upcoming 2022 national and local elections.Suspended were Fr. Granwell Pitapit of the diocese ofLibmanan in Bicol, Fr. Emmanuel Alparce of the Diocese of Sorsogon and Fr. Emerson Luego of the Diocese of Tagum.Pitapit will run for mayor in Libmanan, the largest town of Camarines Sur.Luego is seeking election as mayor of Davao de Oro province's Mabini town, while Alparce is running […]

  • Duterte to Asean: 'Stand with Myanmar'
    by Kristina Maralit on October 27, 2021 at 5:43 am

    AS he reiterated the need for nations in the Southeast Asian Region to not cease in their united pursuit for peace and stability, President Rodrigo Duterte urged his fellow leaders to "stand with Myanmar" as it continues to be embroiled in a political crisis.In a statement released by Malacañang at the start of the 38th and 39th Asean Summit and Related Summits last Tuesday night, the Chief Executive expressed hope Myanmar will arrive at a peaceful end to the turmoil "for the welfare of its […]

  • Dela Rosa likens ICC probe to 'David vs Goliath'
    by Bernadette E. Tamayo on October 27, 2021 at 5:41 am

    SEN. Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa cited the biblical story of David killing Goliath in facing the investigation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for his alleged involvement in the Duterte government's bloody war against drugs.The senator and standard-bearer of the Cusi-led Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in the 2022 national elections stressed this on Saturday in an online radio interview.He noted that the Bible states that David was able to kill the bulky Goliath, […]

  • MLB: Braves rout Astros in first game of World Series
    by Agence France-Presse on October 27, 2021 at 5:41 am

    The Atlanta Braves rolled over the Houston Astros 6-2 in the opening contest of the World Series on Tuesday.

  • Duterte: Stay united to keep peace, stability in South China Sea
    by Catherine S. Valente on October 27, 2021 at 5:37 am

    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his call for unity in pursuing peace and stability in the South China Sea, saying that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) must "not allow those with diverging interests to make our efforts fail." Scenes from the Malacañang Palace on October 27, 2021 as President Rodrigo Duterte participates and attends to the […]

  • Football: Lloyd signs off with win as US thrash South Korea
    by Agence France-Presse on October 27, 2021 at 5:34 am

    Carli Lloyd bade an emotional farewell to international football on Tuesday as the United States defeated South Korea 6-0 in a friendly.

  • NBA: Jazz down Nuggets to remain unbeaten
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 5:30 am

    The Utah Jazz remained undefeated with a 122-110 win over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night in Salt Lake City.

  • Swimmer Ilustre keeps results in perspective after first meet in 2 years
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 5:07 am

    It has been nearly two years since local swimming star Sacho Ilustre represented the country in the Southeast Asian Games.

  • Gordon on Duterte: Filipinos know who abused power
    by  Bernadette E. Tamayo on October 27, 2021 at 5:04 am

    SEN. Richard "Dick" Gordon on Wednesday said President Rodrigo Duterte should not lecture him about courtesy and good character because the Filipinos know who between them is abusive.The senator stressed this after Duterte told him to extend courtesy to resource persons whom he invited to shed light on the alleged overpriced medical supplies that the government bought from a small firm.Gordon, chairman of the Senate blue ribbon committee, is set to hold on October 28, the 13th hearing on the […]

  • Kiefer celebrates birthday with Shiga Lakestars
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 4:52 am

    Filipino basketball star Kiefer Ravena on Wednesday celebrated his 28th birthday with the Shiga Lakestars.

  • Clarkson reaches 8,000 career points as Jazz go 3-0
    by Luisa Morales on October 27, 2021 at 4:46 am

    Clarkson had an efficient 19 points in 23 minutes of action to lead three subs who finished in double-digit scoring. He also eclipsed a career milestone after passing the 8,000-point mark in scoring.

  • Beijing Games organisers say virus 'biggest challenge,'100 days from start
    by Associated Press on October 27, 2021 at 4:44 am

    BEIJING: Beijing Winter Olympics organizers said Wednesday that protecting the Games from the coronavirus is the "biggest challenge", as China races to stamp out an outbreak 100 days before the event starts.The Chinese capital will in February become the first host of a Summer and Winter Games, and last week welcomed the Olympic flame with a low-key ceremony.But with just a few months until it kicks off, China is battling a virus outbreak that has seen millions told to stay at home, mass […]

  • Thailand prepares to welcome back tourists after devastating shutdown
    by Associated Press on October 27, 2021 at 4:19 am

    BANGKOK: Hotels, street food carts and tuk-tuks are gearing up for the return of tourists to Bangkok as Thailand prepares to re-open on November 1 to fully vaccinated visitors after 18 months of Covid travel curbs.But the steamy metropolis, the world's most-visited city before the pandemic, will take some time to get back to its pulsating, intoxicating old self, industry experts say.The coronavirus pandemic sent visitor numbers plummeting from 40 million in 2019 to just 73,000 in the first […]

  • LET THE FUTURE BEGIN: Moving forward despite Covid-19
    by The Manila Times on October 27, 2021 at 4:10 am
  • State holding Australian Open says no to unvaccinated players
    by Associated Press on October 27, 2021 at 4:09 am

    MELBOURNE: Unvaccinated players will not get special dispensation for the Australian Open, the top official in the state holding the Grand Slam said Wednesday, potentially ruling out reigning men's champion Novak Djokovic.A leaked email earlier this week suggested that players who were not inoculated against the coronavirus would be able to take part as long as they completed 14 days' quarantine.Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison then said that unvaccinated players would be permitted to […]

  • Kiefer Ravena celebrates birthday with Shiga teammates
    by Luisa Morales on October 27, 2021 at 3:51 am

    Kiefer Ravena had a special birthday celebration on Wednesday with his Shiga Lakestars teammates.

  • Javi Gomez de Liaño to make Japan B. League debut
    by Rick Olivares on October 27, 2021 at 3:44 am

    After missing out on the Ibaraki Robots’ first eight matches of the 2021-22 Japan B. League season, Javi Gomez de Liaño will make his debut Wednesday when his squad takes on Seahorses Mikawa.

  • ‘Fully redeemed’ Yulo banishes ghost of Tokyo past
    by Luisa Morales on October 27, 2021 at 2:44 am

    Though failing to defend his title in floor exercise, Yulo became world champion anew in vault and sweetened it with a silver in parallel bars.

  • Bustamante ends bid for Ferrari Driver Academy scholarship
    by Luisa Morales on October 27, 2021 at 1:55 am

    Going head-to-head against 14 of the best young female racing talents in the world, the 16-year-old did not advance to the next stage set in Italy as she failed to deliver a strong performance — owing to nearly two years of no on-track competition.

  • Negros tests Philippine Paralympics Team in PCAP
    by Rick Olivares on October 27, 2021 at 1:44 am

    The Philippine Paralympic Team now looks to see if they can top the Southern Division where they are bracketed in this Professional Chess Association of the Philippines-San Miguel Corporation-Ayala Land Premier Cup.

  • YouTuber Nas Daily 'makes peace' with Indigenous Filipino tattoo artist
    by Aric John Sy Cua on October 27, 2021 at 12:54 am

    PALESTINIAN-Israeli YouTuber Nuseir "Nas Daily" Yassin has "made peace" with Indigenous Filipino tattoo artist Apo Whang-Od.Nas Daily confirmed this in a Facebook video on his page on Tuesday night, acknowledging the help of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)."Nas Academy worked for two months with the NCIP to visit Whang-od in person," he said in a video. "Our Filipino team trekked all the way there for two days and we met with the Butbut tribe in person and reconciled."A […]

  • KUWTT: New party vows support for Go| Oct. 27, 2021
    by The Manila Times on October 26, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Good Day!Here are the top stories of The Manila Times for Wednesday, October 27, 2021.READ: New party vows support for GoA newly formed political party established on Tuesday an alliance with the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan to support the vice presidential bid of Sen. Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go in the 2022 elections.READ: Crowding at dolomite beach fuels controversyManila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso asked on Tuesday the national pandemic task force to press […]

  • PH logs in 4,393 new Covid cases
    by Red Mendoza on October 26, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    THE Philippines reported 4,393 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) on Tuesday, the Department of Health (DoH) said, raising the number of infections to 2.77 million.Positivity rate is also down at 8.5 percent with 35,265 tests taken although the drop was attributed to the few laboratories that did not send their data to the DoH.Of the total number of infections, 19 percent or 53,642 are active cases.Recoveries are at 2.67 million while the death toll stands at 42,007.Occupancy […]

  • Senate panel OKs proposal to grant philanthropist Lizzie Zpbe de Ayala Filipino citizenship
    by  Bernadette E. Tamayo on October 26, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    THE Senate Committee on Justice on Tuesday approved the proposal to grant Filipino citizenship to philanthropist Elizabeth "Lizzie" Eder Zobel De Ayala.The panel, led by Sen. Richard "Dick" Gordon tackled Senate Bill 2221, authored by Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, and House Bill 9376 on Zobel de Ayala's citizenship.Lizzie married Filipino businessman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala in June 1987 in her hometown of Cali, Colombia. Since August 1987, she has made the Philippines her […]

  • Lacson offers solutions to post-pandemic woes
    by  Bernadette E. Tamayo on October 26, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    THE Lacson-Sotto tandem has readied a two-pronged solution, vaccination and opening up of the economy, to address post-pandemic problems.Sen. Panfilo "Ping" Lacson and Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto 3rd are running for president and vice president, respectively, in the 2022 national elections.The two said they will focus on health and the economy in dealing with the pandemic's lingering effects should they win in next year's polls.Lacson is Partido Reporma's standard-bearer while Sotto […]

  • Marcos vows to transform PH into logistics powerhouse
    by  Bernadette E. Tamayo on October 26, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    FORMER senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. wants the Philippines to become the next logistics powerhouse in Asia to expedite the country's economic recovery post-pandemic.Marcos on Tuesday said that should he win in next year's presidential race, he intends to modernize existing seaports, airports, and railways and increase their accessibility.He said that investment in these areas will raise the country's import and export capacity and provide opportunities for local industries to […]

  • Police to provide support for face-to-face classes
    by Dempsey Reyes on October 26, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    THE leadership of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday assured it would provide assistance to the pilot run of face-to-face classes in select schools.The Department of Education(DepEd) announced recently that there would be a pilot implementation of face-to-face classes on November 15 with 90 public schools participating.PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar said the police organization was now preparing for the face-to-face classes."I have already directed the unit commanders […]

  • SC extends anew validity of all notarial commissions
    by Jomar Canlas on October 26, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    THE Supreme Court extended anew the validity of "all notarial commissions from 2019" for another six months from its last extension on June 22, 2021 due to the ongoing difficulties caused by the health pandemic."Accordingly, all notarial commissions granted in 2019 and whose validity had been previously extended until Dec. 31, 2021 pursuant to the Court's Dec. 1, 2020 and June 22, 2021 Resolutions are deemed further extended and shall thus remain valid for an additional period of six months […]

  • Las Piñas-Parañaque reclamation project OK'd
    by Jomar Canlas on October 26, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    THE Supreme Court has upheld the Court of Appeal decision that junked the petition for writ of kalikasan filed by Sen. Cynthia Villar who seeks to stop the planned reclamation project covering 635.14 hectares of water in Manila Bay along the Bacoor-Las Piñas-Parañaque coastline.In a 33-page decision penned by Associate Justice Rosmari Carandang, the full court denied Villar's petition as it affirmed the decision dated April 26, 2013 and the resolution dated Aug. 14, 2013 of the CA, which […]

  • 7 fall in drug raids in southern Metro Manila
    by Christian Crow Maghanoy on October 26, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    POLICE busted seven drug peddlers and confiscated a total of P120,360 worth of shabu on Monday, in an operation led by the Southern Police District (SPD).BGen. Jimili Macaraeg, SPD chief, launched a crackdown against the proliferation of illegal drugs over the Southern part of Metro Manila, particularly in the cities of Makati, Las Piñas and Taguig, and the municipality of Pateros.In Makati, the Special Drug Enforcement Unit and the Investigation Section launched an operation along Acacia […]

    by The Manila Times on October 26, 2021 at 4:41 pm
  • UN to help Philippines recover from Covid-19
    by  Bernadette E. Tamayo,Red Mendoza on October 26, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    THE United Nations will help finance Philippine recovery programs to help the country rebuild the economy gravely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.UN Resident Coordinator in the Philippines Gustavo Gonzalez made the remark on Monday evening during a virtual commemoration of the 2021 United Nations Day."We have set one priority with the government for the coming year which is to help set up a diversified financing framework that will leverage additional resources for Covid-19 recovery and […]

    by The Manila Times on October 26, 2021 at 4:39 pm
  • San Juan provides free medicines
    by Christian Crow Maghanoy on October 26, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    QUALIFIED residents of San Juan City may now avail of free doctor-prescribed medicines.The medicines will be distributed from city hall and concerned barangay (village) health centers, according to Mayor Francisco Javier "Francis" Manlapit Zamora."Today we will formally open our free medicine for the modern San Juan. Our program aims to provide free medicine to our citizens. Free medicine that can help us with our needs," Zamora said in Filipino of the medical program that started on […]

  • Comelec: Expect 'major changes' in campaign guidelines
    by William Depasupil on October 26, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    POLITICAL parties and candidates in the 2022 synchronized national and local elections are in for a great surprise when the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will release this month the new campaign guidelines that will govern the mode of campaigning under the new normal.Comelec spokesman James Jimenez also disclosed on Tuesday that the poll body would likewise introduce measures to make the voting process responsive to the health guidelines of the government to avoid the spread of Covid-19."We […]

  • New party vows support for Go
    by Javier Joe Ismael,Catherine S. Valente on October 26, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    A NEWLY formed political party on Tuesday established an alliance with the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) to support the vice presidential bid of Sen. Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go in the 2022 elections.The Reform Party, headed by former Magdalo member James Layug, and the PDP-Laban, led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, have signed an agreement affirming support for Go. In a press conference, Layug highlighted the importance of forging an alliance with the […]

  • Quarantine exemption for travelers proposed
    by Catherine S. Valente on October 26, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    PRESIDENTIAL Adviser for Entrepreneurship Jose Maria "Joey" Concepcion 3rd on Tuesday expressed hope the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) will approve his proposal to exempt from quarantine returning Filipinos and visitors from North America.Concepcion said that being a big market for airlines, North America could help local carriers recover from huge losses incurred during the pandemic, when lockdowns prevented people from traveling to […]

  • Crowding at dolomite beach fuels controversy
    by Krisitina Maralit,Eireene Jairee Gomez,Catherine S. Valente on October 26, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    MANILA Mayor Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso on Tuesday asked the national pandemic task force to press charges against officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) who approved the reopening of the Manila Baywalk dolomite beach for disregarding rules limiting crowd numbers. Domagoso also said the strip of artificial white sand was reopened without consulting with the city government."Binuksan nila; hindi naman kami ininform (They opened it, but we weren't […]

  • BoP goes into deficit in Sept
    by Anna Leah E. Gonzales on October 26, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    The country's balance of payments (BoP) posted a deficit of $412 million in September, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said.Released late on Monday, the figure was a reversal from the $2.1-billion BoP surplus recorded in the same month last year and the $1.04-billion surplus in August this year.The payments balance is a record of all trade and financial transactions made between entities in one country and the rest of the world in a given period. A shortfall occurs when the country […]

  • Times forum scans growth prospects amid pandemic
    by Anna Leah E. Gonzales on October 26, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    THE Philippine economy contracted by a record 9.6 percent in 2020 due to the combined effects of the Taal Volcano eruption and the Covid-19 pandemic.More than a year after the first imposition of the strictest community quarantine measure, the economy went back to positive territory, growing by 11.8 percent in the second quarter, a reversal from the year-earlier 17-percent contraction.According to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), the economy is starting to recover.The […]

  • PH shares back in the green
    by Faye Almazan on October 26, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    LAST-minute buying enabled the Philippine index to return to positive territory on Tuesday, putting a stop to its preceding back-to-back decline.The 30-member Philippine Stock Exchange index rose by 0.56 percent, or 40.56 points, to its intraday high of 7,252.10 while the broader All Shares added 0.44 percent, or 19.68 points, to finish at 4,456.52.Japhet Tantiangco, senior research analyst at Philstocks Financial Inc., said the recent change in the country's Covid-19 risk classification […]

  • PH, Korea finalize trade agreement
    by Anna Leah E. Gonzales on October 26, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    After more than two years, the Philippines-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has been finalized, the Department of Trade and Industry said.Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez and Yeo Han-Koo of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea announced the development in a joint statement issued on Tuesday.Lopez and Han-Koo said the finalization of the agreement covers trade in goods, trade remedies, rules of origin, customs procedures and trade facilitation, economic and technical […]

  • Duterte worried over failure to hit jab target
    by Krisitina Maralit on October 26, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has sounded the alarm over the possible failure of government to reach its target number of inoculated Filipinos against Covid-19 by year's end.According to him, with jabs fewer than a million a day, the country is hard-pressed in achieving its goal of seeing at least 50 million fully vaccinated Filipinos by the time 2022 rolls in."We also need to ramp up vaccination rates in various LGUs (local government units) in order to reach our target of inoculating 50 million […]

  • Changes to power supply bidding opposed
    by  Jordeene B. Lagare on October 26, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    VARIOUS sectoral groups on Tuesday expressed their opposition to the Department of Energy's (DoE) plan to amend certain provisions governing the competitive bidding for procuring power supply.Representatives from various business, consumer, youth and advocacy groups signed a joint manifesto opposing the proposed amendment to the Competitive Selection Process (CSP) to accommodate unsolicited proposals for power supply to distribution utilities (DUs) and electric cooperatives (ECs).The joint […]

  • Govt urged to probe top plastic polluters
    by Eireene Jairee Gomez on October 26, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    GREENPEACE Philippines on Tuesday urged the government to scrutinize the country's top plastic polluters' false sustainability claims amid the persisting plastic pollution.Based on Break Free from Plastic's 2021 global Brand Audit Report, Coca-Cola Co., Universal Robina Corp., Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Mondelēz International are the top plastic polluters in the country."Although this is not surprising, it is disappointing that Coca-Cola and other companies continue to ignore people's […]

  • Ayala Land lists P3-B, 10-year bonds
    by Faye Almazan on October 26, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    Property giant Ayala Land Inc. has listed its P3-billion fixed-rate bonds due 2031 on the Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp. (PDEx).The issuance serves as the first tranche of Ayala Land's newly approved third shelf registration program of P50 billion."This issuance... will bring us closer to concluding our P50-billion debt refinancing program, the largest ever, as we continue to bring down our cost of debt and lengthen our maturities," Ayala Land deputy treasurer Jose Emilio Jamir said […]

  • CLI set to start Ming-Mori project
    by Faye Almazan on October 26, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    CEBU Landmasters Inc. (CLI) on Tuesday announced it broke ground on its 100-hectare reclamation project, Minglanilla Techno Business Park (Ming-Mori).In a disclosure, the VisMin property developer said civil construction works for the project are scheduled to begin in the first quarter next year.The P20-billion development is targeted to be completed by 2025 while titling of properties will be done in phases starting 2023.Ming-Mori received the final notice to proceed from the Philippine […]

  • Complaint junked vs ex-DoTr exec, 2 others
    by Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino on October 26, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    THE Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed the complaint filed by Busan Universal Rail Inc. (BURI) against now former Transportation Undersecretary Cesar Chavez and two others.BURI filed the complaint in September 2017 against Chavez, Hernando Cabrera and Jorjette Bellen. The complaint involved some of BURI's billings.The Ombudsman said in a joint resolution that "probable cause was not established to indict Chavez and Cabrera for violation of Section 3 (e) and (f) of Republic Act (RA) 3019 or […]

  • Remote or virtual audit – Adapting to the 'new normal'
    by Cristina Joy Dumayas on October 26, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Since 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many were forced to abruptly adapt and adjust from the traditional "on-site" audit to remote or virtual audit. This transition has been incredibly fast that auditors are still familiarizing themselves with the new procedures.What is a remote audit?A remote audit, also known as virtual audit, refers to the use of information and communication technology (ICT) to gather information, interview an auditee, among others, when "face-to-face" methods are not […]

  • Yulo’s brother is PH’s next gymnastics’ star
    on October 26, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    Carlos “Caloy” Yulo, the country’s gymnastics’ gem, is still lording it over in the world stage but this early, the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines has already identified the next Filipino superstar in the sport.

  • Hotshots shoot for series equalizer
    on October 26, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    The Magnolia Hotshots have tried everything to stop super rookie Mikey Williams of the Talk N Text Tropang Giga from scoring.

  • Romualdez: Yulo win confidence booster for Paris Olympics
    on October 26, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    House Majority Leader and Leyte 1st District Rep. Martin G. Romualdez on Tuesday said the historic victory of Carlos Yulo at the 2021 50th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Kitakyushu City Gymnasium in Japan will serve as a huge confidence booster for the country’s quest to win gold medals in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

  • Ex-Aussie team coach: From Matildas to Malditas
    on October 26, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Coach Marlon Maro has stepped down from his duties as head of the Philippine Malditas national women’s team.

  • PSC backs plan to add more Olympic events in SEAG
    on October 26, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    The Philippine Sports Commission supports the ASEAN Sports Ministers’ initiative to add more Asian and Olympic events in the future editions of the Southeast Asian Games, which is part of the agenda of the 6th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Sports on Thursday.

  • PLDT, Smart laud Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo for gold win in World Championships
    on October 26, 2021 at 11:10 am

    The Philippines’ largest fully integrated telco PLDT and its wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. laud Filipino gymnast Carlos “Caloy” Yulo for winning the gold medal in the men’s vault event and silver medal for the parallel bars final during the 50th International Gymnastics Federation Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan.

  • Infinix forges partnership with pro esport team ONIC Philippines
    on October 26, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Emerging smartphone brand Infinix has partnered with ONIC Philippines, one of Southeast Asia’s most popular professional esports teams, to launch HOT 11S, its newest budget gaming phone.

  • Fairtex-Mezabarba World GP semis elevated to ONE: NEXTGEN main event
    on October 26, 2021 at 10:50 am

    ONE Championship™ (ONE) today announced multiple changes to the upcoming ONE: NEXTGEN card, which broadcasts live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium this Friday, 29 October.

  • Bucks close out road swing with win over Pacers
    on October 26, 2021 at 6:30 am

    Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks led by as much as 18 points en route to a 119-109 win over the mistake-prone Indiana Pacers.

  • POC gets Breakthrough NOC award for Diaz’s Olympic gold
    on October 25, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    The Philippine Olympic Committee on Monday received the Breakthrough NOC Award from the Association of National Olympic Committees for winning its first Olympic gold medal through weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz in the Tokyo Games in July.