Pinoy Sports News

Filipino Sports News

  • PH logs lowest Covid-19 cases since May
    by The Manila Times on October 27, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    THE Philippines posted its lowest coronavirus caseload since May 23, at 3,218, the Department of Health (DoH) said on Wednesday.On that day, the country reported 3,083 cases of Covid-19.The total number of cases has reached 2.77 million, 1.8 percent or 50,152 are active, the lowest since July 22 when 50, 554 were reported.Of the active cases, 80 percent are mild and asymptomatic while 20 percent are moderate, severe, or critically-ill.Positivity rate has declined to 7.6 percent as 41,049 tests […]

  • Williams waxes hot as TNT cools Magnolia for 3-1 series lead
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    The game wasn’t close and suddenly, neither is the PBA Philippine Cup’s championship series. TNT moved within a breath of an all-Filipino title on Wednesday night after mangling Magnolia, 106-89, in Game 4 of their race-to-seven contest at Don Honorio Ventura State University in Bacolor, Pampanga. Every member of the Tropang Giga who saw action The post Williams waxes hot as TNT cools Magnolia for 3-1 series lead appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Suarez eyes national team comeback
    by clopez on October 27, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Boxer Charly Suarez punched the mitts with his mentor, Olympic bronze medalist Roel Velasco the other day, an indication of his desire to suit up for the national team again. And despite being 33 years old, this isn’t some washed-up has-been looking for one last shot at glory. This is a pro boxer who has The post Suarez eyes national team comeback appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Riding-in-tandem ordinance ban in Mandaluyong illegal—CA
    by Jomar Canlas on October 27, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    OPPRESSIVE, arbitrary and discriminatory.This was how the Court of Appeals (CA) described Mandaluyong City's "riding-in-tandem" ordinances prohibiting male back riders on board motorcycles.In a ruling penned by CA Associate Justice Raymond Reynold Lauigan, the appellate court granted lawyer Dino De Leon's appeal who was fined and indicted for violating the ordinance when he caught while passing through a mall in Mandaluyong on board a motorcycle in March 2019.He sought redress before a […]

  • Chel Diokno 'very optimistic' about 2022 Senate bid
    by Reina C. Tolentino on October 27, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    SENATORIAL aspirant Chel Diokno is "very optimistic" about his bid for a Senate seat.Diokno, a veteran human rights lawyer, ran for senator in 2019 and placed 21st.Answering a question during a virtual meeting, Diokno said that he was "very optimistic" because "the situation is vastly different from 2019"."In the first place, noong 2019, talagang newbie ako (I was a newbie), wala akong kaalam-alam sa politika (I know nothing of politics). And I decided late so we were scrambling from day one," […]

  • Robredo clarifies 'vote buying' comment amid Comelec caution
    by Reina Tolentino,William Depasupil on October 27, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    VICE President Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo's advice to voters to accept the money which political candidates will give on election day but vote according to their conscience did not sit well with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) even as the presidential candidate said her words were "reposted with no context".In a virtual meeting with domestic workers on Tuesday, Robredo, who is running as an independent in the May 2022 elections, was responding to a question on what advice she would give […]

  • NBA: LeBron (ankle) to sit out Wednesday game vs Thunder
    by Field Level Media/Reuters on October 27, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    James was injured during Sunday's game against Memphis. He sat out Tuesday's contest against the Spurs.

  • To the beach
    by The Manila Times on October 27, 2021 at 4:31 pm
  • Not forgotten
    by The Manila Times on October 27, 2021 at 4:29 pm
  • COMMAND VISIT
    by The Manila Times on October 27, 2021 at 4:26 pm
  • WB urges reforms to aid micro, small firms
    by Anna Leah E. Gonzales on October 27, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    The government should put in place several reforms that will help micro and small firms grow amid the pandemic, a World Bank official said."The pandemic and the lockdowns have had a very large impact on firms and in particular for micro and small firms. This is not only true for the Philippines but for all countries in the region with a few exception," said World Bank Country Director for Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand Ndiame Diop during The Manila Times' "Let the Future Begin: […]

  • Chua sees strong growth in 2022
    by Anna Leah E. Gonzales on October 27, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    SOCIOECONOMIC Planning Secretary Karl Chua on Wednesday said managing risks will allow the Philippine economy to go back to growth trajectory this year and return to pre-pandemic growth level by the latter part of 2022 or early 2023.He added that ramping up the vaccination campaign will help the country achieve a stronger growth next year."We can ensure strong recovery in 2021 and 2022 with growth rates at 4 to 5 percent this year and 7 to 9 percent next year if we accelerate the vaccination. […]

  • PH shares index retreats
    by Faye Almazan on October 27, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    The local stock index returned to negative territory on Wednesday as some heavyweights declined and amid the drop of neighboring Asian indices.The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) lost 0.3 percent or 21.95 points to 7,230.15, while the wider All Shares dipped 0.06 percent or 2.7 points to end at 4,453.82.Philstocks Financial Inc. senior research analyst Claire Alviar said the main index followed its Asian peers, while the slip of some local heavyweights further weighed down the […]

  • Groups ask for agricultural reforms
    by Eireene Jairee Gomez on October 27, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    MAJOR industry groups see the need for various government interventions to modernize and industrialize Philippine agriculture, including the robust implementation of agrarian reform, and natural resources and fisheries reform.In a position paper, the industry groups challenged the government to transform the country's agriculture sector into an engine of economic growth, a generator of jobs, a social and economic stabilizer in the countryside, and the cornerstone for the country's food […]

  • 'We have to vaccinate everyone'
    by Faye Almazan on October 27, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    PRESIDENTIAL Adviser for Entrepreneurship Jose Maria "Joey" Concepcion 3rd on Wednesday said that the successful reopening of the economy hinges on the vaccination campaign against Covid-19.In the virtual forum organized by The Manila Times, Concepcion said the country has to vaccinate to "the max" and focus on addressing the vaccine hesitancy particularly in the provinces."We have to really look at that right solution and the solution really is, as we achieved success in NCR (National Capital […]

  • Industry sees potential for geothermal energy
    by Jordeene B. Lagare on October 27, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    The full implementation of the Renewable Energy (RE) Law will make geothermal more attractive to investors, a legislator said on Wednesday."How to make geothermal sexy again? One is to fully implement the RE act," said Senator Sherwin Gatchalian during the 2nd Philippine International Geothermal Conference held virtually."We still have a lot of provisions in the RE act that are not implemented and with the advent of corporates buying renewable energy, we have to implement the RE Act so they can […]

  • Sara backers choose BBM – expert
    by Kaithreen Cruz,Catherine S. Valente on October 27, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    Former senator and presidential aspirant Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.s' topping the PUBLiCUS Asia Inc. survey could be attributed to the people's desire for continuity or departure from the current form of governance, a data scientist said.PUBLiCUS data scientist Dr. David Yap explained that this became more apparent after Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio decided not to run for president."Based on our data, it would seem that many of her supporters, at present, are choosing former […]

  • Pryce consolidated income rises to P1.4B
    by  Jordeene B. Lagare on October 27, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    Pryce Corp. on Wednesday reported its consolidated net income rose by 19 percent to P1.454 billion in the first nine months of the year from P1.222 billion in the same period last year.In a disclosure, Pryce said its gross revenue climbed by 24 percent to P11.178 billion from P8.994 billion.Pryce said sales of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and its related products accounted for 92 percent of gross revenue, while sales of industrial gap products contributed 7 percent. Real estate sales and […]

  • Wilcon posts P1.87-B 9-month profit
    by Faye Almazan on October 27, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    THE net income of Wilcon Depot Inc. more than doubled in January to September on the back of better net sales and gross profit margin, partially offset by higher operating expenses.The home improvement company on Wednesday reported that its nine-month profit surged to P1.87 billion, up 111.1 percent, from P886 million in the same period last year.Wilcon's net sales during the period exhibited a 27-percent climb to P20.05 billion from P15.79 billion, as "generally uninterrupted operations," […]

  • Cirtek new shares offer gets SEC nod
    by Faye Almazan on October 27, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    THE Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has cleared the P3.5-billion preferred shares offering of tech manufacturer, Cirtek Holdings Philippines Corp.The commission on Wednesday said it has approved Cirtek's registration statement in its meeting on October 26.The registration statement covers 50 million preferred B-2 Subseries C and D shares priced at P50 apiece, with an oversubscription option of up to 20 million shares.Cirtek looks to raise up to P3.44 billion from the offer, which will […]

  • Pinoys' quality of life worsened – survey
    by Kaithreen Cruz on October 27, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    MAJORITY of Filipinos admitted that their quality of life worsened in the past 12 months, Social Weather Stations (SWS) said in its September 2021 survey results.It said that 57 percent of those surveyed said that their life got worse (losers), while 13 percent of said that it got better (gainers), resulting in a Net Gainer score of -44 percent.However, 29 percent of the respondents said that their life was the same.MAJORITY of Filipinos admitted that their quality of life worsened in the past […]

  • Thailand fully reopens Nov 1
    by Agence France-Presse on October 27, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    BANGKOK: Thailand's once-lucrative tourism sector is a shadow of its former self after months of coronavirus travel restrictions.But on Monday, the kingdom reopens its doors to vaccinated travelers from more than 40 countries.Here's what you need to know:Before the pandemic struck, Thailand attracted a record high of almost 40 million visitors in 2019, with tourists flocking to its island beaches and cultural hot spots.Travelers fell to around 7 million in 2020 after virus restrictions seized […]

  • Company launches employee info system
    by The Manila Times on October 27, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Smile API on Tuesday introduced its system that aims to make employment data accessible to financial institutions."We spent a lot of time connecting your employment data with all the participants that you would like to share it with. In Smile's case that is on one side, your employer that needs to be connected... On the other hand, you essentially have all of the innovative financial services that are developing right now not only in the Philippines but all over Southeast Asia," said Smile […]

  • 2 priests expelled for joining politics
    by Rhaydz B. Barcia on October 27, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    LEGAZPI CITY: For entering the political race, two priests in Bicol Region were permanently suspended from performing their clerical duties.In a statement, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines said that Fr. Granwell Pitapit was suspended permanently and will no longer be allowed to perform clerical duties.Fr. Pitapit, who served at the Libmanan diocese's social action ministry, is running for mayor in the May 2022 elections.Libmanan is the largest municipality in Camarines […]

  • Finnish scientists create lab-grown coffee
    by Agence France-Presse on October 27, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    HELSINKI: Latte drinkers may in the future be sipping on java sourced from a petri dish rather than a plantation, say scientists behind a new technique to grow what they hope to be sustainable coffee in a lab."It's really coffee because there is nothing else than coffee material in the product," Heiko Rischer said, pointing to a dish of light brown powder.His team of researchers at the Finnish technical research institute VTT believe their coffee would avoid many of the environmental pitfalls […]

  • Food chain taps Coca-Cola
    by The Manila Times on October 27, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Kenny Rogers Roasters — one of the country's largest restaurant chains — has partnered with Coca-Cola for its beverage servings."At the heart of everything we do at Kenny Rogers Roasters is the goal of strengthening relationships through good and awesome food made with love. For more than 25 years, day in and day out, we've been serving our guests with deliciously healthy meals. Through our partnership with Coca-Cola, we see ourselves elevating the dining experience of our guests with the […]

  • Bong Go sends aid to families in Gingoog City
    by Javier Joe Ismael on October 27, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    IN light of the extraordinary challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Office of Sen. Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go mounted a relief effort in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental on Friday, October 22, for vulnerable households adversely impacted by the crisis.In a video message during an activity, Go acknowledged that the pandemic has plunged many Filipinos into poverty and vowed to work with the Duterte administration to pursue actions that will ensure the needs of the poor and […]

  • Sperm whale rescued by DENR in Sarangani
    by Franz R. Sumangil on October 27, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) rescued a distressed female Pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) at Barangay Mabay, Maitum town in Sarangani province on Monday, October 25.According to a report from the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) of Kiamba, the two-meter whale appeared weak and wounded when spotted by local residents.Forester Abdul D. Cariga, Cenro officer, said the whale was rescued and treated by a team from the municipal environment […]

  • 11 killed in Iraq attack
    by Agence France-Presse on October 27, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    BAGHDAD: At least 11 people were killed late Tuesday in an attack on a village in eastern Iraq blamed on the Islamic State (IS) group, security sources said.The attack on Al-Rashad in Diyala province left "11 dead and 13 wounded," a local security source said.Another said that civilians were among those killed by small arms fire in the village, home to many members of the security services.The area has been sealed off and reinforcements sent to hunt for the attackers, the first source said.Both […]

  • Phoenix, 2GO form logistics alliance
    by  Jordeene B. Lagare on October 27, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. has partnered with 2GO Group Inc. to make logistics and transport services more accessible to a wider market.The independent oil company, in a statement on Wednesday, said it is making basic courier services and even international shipments more accessible to businesses and consumers with the addition of transportation and logistics provider 2GO to its growing retail portfolio."During the pandemic, logistics and transport providers played a vital role in the […]

  • DepEd gathers student-athletes in 'Talentadong Pinoy' virtual contest
    by Kaithreen Cruz on October 27, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    THE Department of Education (DepEd) is set to hold a nationwide sports competition on November 19 for secondary public school student-athletes aged 16 to 18 years old.Called "Talentadong Pinoy," the event is a sports skills demonstration contest where participants may showcase their skills in sports played in the Palarong Pambansa including synchronized kicking for taekwondo, dribbling drills for basketball, routine for rhythmic or aerobic gymnastics, and dance performance for dancesport. […]

  • Government authority to disclose personal information
    by Nica Marsha Gasapo on October 27, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    The Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA) was enacted to protect the fundamental human right of privacy and communication while ensuring the free flow of information. Through the DPA, the state recognizes the important role of information and communication technology in nation-building as well as its responsibility to protect personal information in both public and private information and communications systems.The DPA defines "personal information" as "any information whether recorded in a material […]

  • Ateneo develops low-cost mobile cloud platform for students in underserved areas
    by Kaithreen Cruz on October 27, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    WITH the shift to distance learning modalities amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) has developed a low-cost mobile cloud platform that could store learning resources for teachers and students to download so they can have easier access to information.Ateneo professor and National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) academician Dr. Fabian Dayrit said the Ateneo Innovation Center (AIC)'s mobile cloud becomes a local network within a community or a school that […]

  • Egypt announces major oil, gas discoveries
    by Xinhua News Agency on October 27, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    CAIRO: Italian multinational oil and gas company Eni made three oil and gas discoveries in Egypt's Western Desert, the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on Tuesday."Eni made three new discoveries in the Meleiha Development Concession and southwest of Meleiha in Egypt's Western Desert," the ministry said in a statement.The discoveries in the Meleiha Development Concession were made through the Yasmin W-1X and MWD-21 wells, which were drilled, respectively, in the […]

  • P490K worth of 'taclobo' seized in Negros
    by Eugene Y. Adiong on October 27, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    BACOLOD CITY: Maritime police in southern Negros Occidental seized 7,000 kilograms of fossilized giant clam shells, locally known as taclobo, in Sitio Ondol Pasil, Barangay Cayhagan, Sipalay City on Tuesday, October 26.Maj. Don Archie Suspeñe, officer-in-charge of the 4th Special Operations Unit of the Philippine National Police Maritime Group, said that at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, they received a report from a concerned citizen that giant clams were being collected in Barangay Cayhagan.Suspeñe […]

  • DoST, BatStateU partner for innovation center
    by The Manila Times on October 27, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    THE Department of Science and Technology (DoST)-Region 4A and Batangas State University (BatStateU) signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) for the implementation of phase 1 of Regional Inclusive Innovation Center (RIIC) in Calabarzon, which is expected to produce outcomes for a more developed and accessible innovation environment across the region.The RIIC is one of the cornerstones of the 2018 Inclusive Filipinnovation and Entrepreneurship Roadmap to strengthen the capacity for innovation to […]

  • Shipment of anti-Covid pill here in November
    by Red Mendoza on October 27, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    THE Philippines is due to receive in November its first shipment of 350,000 bottles of the oral anti-coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) drug molnupiravir.The drug, developed by Emory University and Merck, has been proven effective in preventing mild or asymptomatic cases of Covid-19 from progressing to severe phase by as much as 50 percent.Merck, Sharp and Dohme Philippines Executive Director Beaver Tamesis, in an interview with The Manila Times said that the drug prevents further replication […]

  • Iran, Pakistan vow to help Afghanistan
    by Xinhua News Agency on October 27, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    TEHRAN: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and his visiting Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday conferred about bilateral ties and regional issues such as Afghanistan.The meeting took place ahead of an upcoming ministerial meeting of Afghanistan's neighbors in the capital Tehran on Wednesday.At a joint press conference after the meeting, Amir Abdollahian said that "we believe the formation of an inclusive government with the participation of all ethnic groups in […]

  • Fostering farming among the youth
    by Kay Calpo-Lugtu on October 27, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    I recently wrote about the need to stay competitive in the local agriculture sector given many entrants and the choices consumers get in the process. I highlighted the need to address the growing problem of aging farmers, who on the average are 53 years old. This poses a big challenge in terms of food security and sustainability.Getting to know of a Department of Agriculture program for young farmers was therefore a pleasant discovery. Supported by Senator Imee Marcos and other government […]

  • 3 dead, 6 injured in Bataan road mishap
    by Ernie Esconde on October 27, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    MARIVELES, Bataan: Three people died and six were injured when a mini oil tanker hit two tricycles and crashed into a house in Barangay Baseco here on Tuesday, October 26.LtCol. Gerald Gamboa, Mariveles police officer-in-charge, identified the fatalities as Renne Lansangan, 56, and Retchie Atencio, 31, both passengers of one of the tricycles from Sitio Palao, Baseco, and Eduardo Santos Jr., driver of the other tricycle of Barangay Maligaya, Mariveles.Lansangan and Santos died on the spot while […]

  • Covid patients likely to have stroke – study
    by Red Mendoza on October 27, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    A STUDY conducted by the Philippine Neurological Society (PNS) revealed that Covid-19 survivors could develop neurological issues including the possibility of a stroke.Initial results of the Philippine Corona Study involving 10,881 Covid patients revealed that 26 percent experienced neurologic symptoms, including headache, altered smell, altered sensorium or extended moments of sleep, altered taste, and muscle pains.Around 3.37 percent of the subjects experienced stroke, while 5.72 percent had […]

  • Australia lifts international travel ban
    by Agence France-Presse on October 27, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    SYDNEY: Australia will lift a ban on citizens traveling overseas without permission, the government announced, with the country's border set to open to skilled workers and international students by year's end.More than 18 months after Australia closed its international borders, fully vaccinated citizens will no longer have to seek an exemption to leave the country, a joint statement from the health and home affairs ministries said.It comes as the country's adult double-dose vaccination rate […]

  • US govt bans China Telecom
    by Agence France-Presse on October 27, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: The United States on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) banned China Telecom from operating in the country citing "significant" national security concerns, further straining already tense relations between the superpowers.The move marks the latest salvo in a long-running standoff that has pitted the world's biggest two economies against each other over a range of issues including Taiwan, Hong Kong, human rights, trade and technology.It also comes as US President Joe Biden presses […]

  • How to thrive – not just survive – online college life
    by The Manila Times on October 27, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Freshmen are confronted with rigorous academic requirements on top of the challenges of online learning. Yet, they can thrive in online college life as long as they have the right mindset, flexibility, tools and initiative to ask for assistance.Here are some helpful tips from Mapúa University's faculty to help students navigate the online learning space.Familiarize the school's learning system. Most universities have dedicated learning management systems (LMS) allowing students access recorded […]

  • Yap slams Pacquiao for unverified statements
    by The Manila Times on October 27, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    LA TRINIDAD: Benguet caretaker and Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community Involvement and Support party-list Rep. Eric Yap lashed out at presidential aspirant and Sen. Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao for allegedly hurling unverified and unvalidated allegations against him.The lawmaker accused Pacquiao of carelessly using groundless information that was allegedly fed to him regarding a rock netting project in the province."I will not comment on his ability to discern the truth from lies, but I […]

  • We will not attack, harm China – Taliban
    by  Global Times on October 27, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    DOHA: The Afghan Taliban attaches great importance to China's security concerns and will resolutely honor its promise and never allow any forces to use the Afghan territory to harm China, said Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the acting deputy prime minister of the Afghan Taliban's interim government, during a meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Doha, Qatar.Baradar briefed Wang on the current situation in Afghanistan, which he said is under control and improving — […]

  • Workers' shortage in Vietnam
    by  Global Times on October 27, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    HO CHI MINH CITY: Logistical disruptions and labor shortages are straining Chinese manufacturers in Ho Chi Minh City after the southern business hub in Vietnam eased Covid-19 lockdown measures, a local business association said.As a crucial link in the global supply chain, Vietnam faces a threat to its export-oriented economy from lack of workers, which is affecting manufacturing for global firms, including sportswear brands Nike and Adidas, and tech giant Apple.Vietnam was one of the few […]

  • Schooling tips to conquer second year of pandemic
    by The Manila Times on October 27, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    The transition from face-to-face classes to a fully remote learning setup has been challenging, especially for the parents. From keeping their kids away from boredom to ensuring that they are focused in school, parents have never been as busy when it comes to ensuring their kids remain engaged despite the restrictions of distance learning.As the Philippines is well into its second school year in lockdown, licensed psychologist, professional teacher, and mom of two Kara Crisostomo shared that […]

  • 2 frat men cleared in hazing case
    by Jomar Canlas on October 27, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    TWO suspected members of the Tau Gamma Phi Fraternity have been cleared by the Supreme Court of charges of violating the Anti-Hazing Law of 1995 for the death of an 18-year-old college student in 2009.According to a decision penned by Justice Henri Jean Paul Inting, the court's Third Division granted the petition of Carlos Paulo Bartolome and Joel Bandalan as it reversed and set aside the Aug. 30, 2016 decision and Oct. 26, 2016 resolution of the Court of Appeals (CA) that sided with the Sept. […]

  • Vaccination of minors in full swing in November
    by Catherine S. Valente,Red Mendoza on October 27, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    VACCINE czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said on Wednesday that vaccination of minors aged 12 to 17 against Covid-19 will be in full swing on November 3."They could start as early as November 3, nationwide," Galvez said, noting the success of the October 15 pilot Covid jab drive for minors in the National Capital Region."We want to protect our children from severe disease and hospitalization because 17 to 20 percent of Delta strain victims were children," Galvez said in a statement.The vaccination is […]

  • Hasten booster shots rollout – Go
    by Javier Joe Ismael on October 27, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    SEN. Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go reiterated his appeal for a prompt rollout of booster shots to priority groups, saying it is crucial considering the emergence of different variants of Covid-19."Importanteng paghandaan na natin ito. Baka kailanganin natin ng booster lalo na dahil sa mga naglalabasang variants. Dapat din natin masiguro na may sapat na pondo dahil tuluy-tuloy ang pagbabakuna natin hanggang sa susunod na taon (It is important that we prepare for this. We might be needing a […]

  • Isko vows to lead PH back to normalcy
    by Krisitina Maralit on October 27, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    MANILA Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso said he envisions a country whose citizens will slip back to some sense of normality amid the pandemic.If he wins in the presidential race, Domagoso pledged to exert all efforts to ensure that Filipinos will "live normal lives by the end of next year.""Ang gusto ko by Dec. 31, 2022, lumalabas ka na, kumakain na kayo kasi lahat kayo bakunado ng booster already (I want you by Dec. 31, 2022 to go out, to eat out because you have taken your booster […]

  • Illegal migrants suffer, struggle in Europe
    by Agence France-Presse on October 27, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    VELIKA KLADUŠA: Huddled around cooking fires as winter looms in Bosnia, refugees are risking beatings and humiliation from Croatian police in the desperate hope of a new life in the European Union.Largely from Afghanistan, many of them have endured months or years of flight from war and poverty, only to be met by Croatian police clubs and pointed guns at the gates to European Union territory."Croatian police react like beasts, they beat everyone... children, women, youngsters and the elderly," […]

  • TNT one win away from Philippine Cup title
    by Olmin Leyba on October 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    TNT reasserted itself against Magnolia, 106-89, to seize a commanding 3-1 lead in the 46th PBA Philippine Cup championship series last night in Bacolor, Pampanga.

  • Eala down to No. 4 in world rankings
    by John Bryan Ulanday on October 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Alex Eala slipped a notch down to No. 4 in the latest world junior rankings by the International Tennis Federation.

  • PFL action kicks off next month
    by Olmin Leyba on October 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Pinoy football action returns with the staging of the Philippines Football League’s Copa Paulino Alcantara next month at the PFF National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite.

  • Michael unveils new team
    by Joaquin M. Henson on October 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Two-time Winter Olympics figure skater Michael Martinez is back training in Moscow with head coach Nikolai Morozov and a brand new staff, preparing to unveil a fresh routine at the Cup of Austria in Graz on Nov. 11-14 in pursuit of qualifying points for the World Championships next year

  • B.League: Paras, Niigata suffer sorry loss to Alvark Tokyo
    by mgiongco on October 27, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    MANiLA, Philippines — Niigata blew a double-digit lead twice in a sorry 79-78 loss to Alvark Tokyo in the B.League Wednesday night at Arena Tachikawa Tachihi in Japan. Ryan Rossiter came up clutch for Alvark, delivering the game’s final four points inside the last 30 seconds to steal the victory from Niigata. Rossiter got the The post B.League: Paras, Niigata suffer sorry loss to Alvark Tokyo appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • B.League: Kawasaki spoils Kiefer Ravena’s birthday with Shiga rout
    by mgiongco on October 27, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Kawasaki rolled past Shiga, 91-74, and spoiled Kiefer Ravena’s birthday on Wednesday in the Japan B.League at Ukaruchan Arena. The Brave Thunders scored the game’s first 13 points and were never threatened en route to their sixth win in nine stints. Jordan Heath recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds The post B.League: Kawasaki spoils Kiefer Ravena’s birthday with Shiga rout appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • POC honored for breakthrough performance at Tokyo Olympics
    by mgiongco on October 27, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) was honored by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) for winning its first Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo Games. The ANOC bestowed the Breakthrough NOC Award to the POC three months after weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz delivered the Philippines’ maiden gold in Tokyo. “The POC is The post POC honored for breakthrough performance at Tokyo Olympics appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Ilustre relishes chance to gauge progress during swimming selections
    by blozada on October 27, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—Competitive swimming in the Philippines was put to a stop for nearly two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that is why the Philippine Swimming National Selection became the perfect avenue for swimmers to get their laps in. Sacho Ilustre, who won silver in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games for team relay, said The post Ilustre relishes chance to gauge progress during swimming selections appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Pacquiao gets outplayed by 'Bata' Reyes in friendly chess match
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Presidential aspirant and boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao recently took a break to play chess with fellow sports legend Efren 'Bata' Reyes.

  • Expected Parks-Ravena duel turns into easy Nagoya win over San-En
    by mgiongco on October 27, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Nagoya dominated from start to finish in a 98-70 whipping of San-En in the Japan B.League on Wednesday at Toyohashi City Gymnasium. The game marked the first time Ray Parks and Thirdy Ravena matched up in the B.League but there was hardly any duel as the Diamond Dolphins jumped out to a The post Expected Parks-Ravena duel turns into easy Nagoya win over San-En appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Japan B.League: Parks' Nagoya Dolphins overwhelm Ravena, San-En NeoPhoenix
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Ray Parks and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins overpowered Thirdy Ravena and the San-En NeoPhoenix, 98-70, in the Japan B.League.

  • B.League: Dwight Ramos scores 20 as Toyama gets first win
    by mgiongco on October 27, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Dwight Ramos’ winless run in the Japan B.league has finally come to an end after nine games. Ramos showed the way as Toyama notched its first win at the expense of Osaka Evessa, 82-67, at Toyama City Gymnasium Wednesday night. The Gilas Pilipinas standout fired a game-high 20 points, including nine first The post B.League: Dwight Ramos scores 20 as Toyama gets first win appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Hidilyn champions financial education
    on October 27, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    There is a need for national athletes to be able to manage their finances properly.

  • Miao eyes redemption, KO victory vs Miado
    on October 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Without question, Miao Li Tao is treating this upcoming match against Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado at ONE: NEXTGEN this October 29 in Singapore like his life depended on it.

  • Parks' Nagoya rips Thirdy's San-En; Ramos leads Toyama to breakthrough win
    by Luisa Morales on October 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Parks, who just finished a back-to-back against Thirdy's brother Kiefer last weekend, scored 12 points in 21 minutes to lead Nagoya to the bounce back win and improve their record to 5-4.

  • Tall order awaits Manila team in FIBA 3x3
    on October 27, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    ABU DHABI—A tough task awaits Manila Chooks TM when it competes in the 2021 FIBA 3X3 World Tour Abu Dhabi Masters here on Friday.

  • Kim Gequillana retires from volleyball at 23
    by blozada on October 27, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo alum Kim Gequillana is calling it a career at 23 years old. The versatile spiker, who last played for Choco Mucho in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference, said in the Globally Ballin podcast that she will be pursuing a post-graduate degree, prompting her to leave the sport. “Volleyball has been a big The post Kim Gequillana retires from volleyball at 23 appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PBA: TNT a step away from PH Cup crown with Game 4 victory
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    TNT Tropang GIGA took a step closer to the PBA Philippine Cup title by dominating the Magnolia Hotshots, 106-89, in Game 4 of their finals series.

  • Braves rout Astros in first game of World Series
    on October 27, 2021 at 12:40 pm

    LOS ANGELES—Jorge Soler smashed a home run on the first swing of the game and Adam Duvall blasted a two-run homer as the Atlanta Braves rolled over the Houston Astros 6-2 in the opening contest of the World Series on Tuesday. 

  • B.League: Javi Gomez de Liaño stays shelved as Ibaraki loses anew
    by mgiongco on October 27, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Javi Gomez de Liaño remains shelved by the Ibaraki Robots in the Japan B.League. Gomez de Liaño was not part of the Robots’ 11-man lineup against the Mikawa Seahorses, who are currently among the top teams in the league. The Robots fell to the Seahorses, 81-71, their eighth loss in nine games. The post B.League: Javi Gomez de Liaño stays shelved as Ibaraki loses anew appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Trying times for PBA
    on October 27, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    The Philippine Basketball Association, Asia’s first professional cage league, is in a prolonged crisis situation, beset by many factors affecting its very existence.

  • TNT leans on birthday boy Mikey, second unit to inch closer to PBA title
    by Luisa Morales on October 27, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Jayson Castro, Ryan Reyes and Dave Marcelo finished in double-digit scoring to make up the bulk of the bench's 51 points to pace the Tropang Giga, who saw most of its starters struggle on offense.

  • TNT nears PBA crown after rout of Magnolia in Game 4
    by blozada on October 27, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—TNT put one hand on the trophy after a commanding 106-89 Game 4 win over Magnolia for a 3-1 series lead in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Wednesday at DHSVSU Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga. After a close first quarter, the Tropang Giga got hot in the second, doubling the Hotshots’ offensive production, 33-15, The post TNT nears PBA crown after rout of Magnolia in Game 4 appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Creamline teams look to extend reign in BVR on Tour 2nd leg
    by blozada on October 27, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—Creamline’s Sisi Rondina Bernadeth Pons, Krung Arbasto, and Jude Garcia are seeking their second straight doubles in the second leg of the Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour in Sta. Ana, Cagayan. Rondina and Pons will look to defend their first leg title against 10 other pairs while Arbasto and Garcia will do the same The post Creamline teams look to extend reign in BVR on Tour 2nd leg appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • MMA: Olsim prepared to grapple with master wrestler Phogat
    by Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    Jenelyn Olsim is prepared to use her grappling skills against India's premier wrestler Ritu "The Indian Tigress" Phogat should the fight go to the mat.

  • Vogel on Lakers’ OT win over Spurs: We never lost belief
    by ccolina on October 27, 2021 at 11:44 am

    The Los Angeles Lakers overcame the absence of LeBron James and an injury scare to Anthony Davis on Tuesday to beat the San Antonio Spurs in overtime. Lakers star Davis finished with 35 points, 17 rebounds and four assists while Russell Westbrook weighed in with 33 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in a 125-121 The post Vogel on Lakers’ OT win over Spurs: We never lost belief appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Beijing marks 100 days to Winter Olympics amid COVID, rights concerns
    by ccolina on October 27, 2021 at 11:21 am

    BEIJING–With 100 days until the start of the Winter Olympics, Beijing is promising a “simple and safe” 2022 Games – although preparations are anything but simple as China readies to host thousands of athletes and personnel as it battles flare-ups of COVID-19. Beijing will be the first city to stage both the Summer and Winter The post Beijing marks 100 days to Winter Olympics amid COVID, rights concerns appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Calvin Abueva wins PBA Philippine Cup Best Player award
    by blozada on October 27, 2021 at 11:01 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Magnolia forward Calvin Abueva was named the PBA-Davco Best Player of the Conference on Wednesday following a stellar first season with the Hotshots in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup. The award is Abueva’s second after he was named the BPC in the 2016 Commissioner’s Cup as part of the Alaska Aces. Abueva, who had The post Calvin Abueva wins PBA Philippine Cup Best Player award appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jordan Clarkson hits 8,000 career points, faces Jalen Green next
    by mgiongco on October 27, 2021 at 10:02 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Jordan Clarkson is showing no signs of slowing down coming off his best season in the NBA. Reprising his role as the Utah Jazz’s top gun off the bench, Clarkson is averaging 17.3 points through three games. The Filipino-American guard notched a season-high 19 points on Wednesday (Manila time) to help the The post Jordan Clarkson hits 8,000 career points, faces Jalen Green next appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • 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.

  • F2 Logistics signs Iris Tolenada ahead of Champions League
    by blozada on October 27, 2021 at 9:38 am

    MANILA, Philippines—F2 Logistics boosted its playmaking core after it added setter Iris Tolenada to its already vaunted lineup ahead of the Philippine National Volleyball Federation’s Champions League in November. The Cargo Movers announced the transaction on its official Twitter account. “Welcome to a team called family @iristolenada,” posted F2 Tuesday. Welcome to a team called The post F2 Logistics signs Iris Tolenada ahead of Champions League appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • 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.

  • LOOK: Thirdy, Parks in throwback photo ahead of first B.League clash
    by mgiongco on October 27, 2021 at 8:58 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Looking forward to his matchup with Ray Parks, Thirdy Ravena went throwback on social media ahead of their showdown in the Japan B.League. With a hint of nostalgia, Ravena posted an photo of him and Parks when they were still kids on Instagram on the eve of San-En and Nagoya’s game on The post LOOK: Thirdy, Parks in throwback photo ahead of first B.League clash appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Carlos Yulo’s younger brother deemed as next PH gymnastics star
    by mgiongco on October 27, 2021 at 8:21 am

    MANILA, Philippines — At just 21 years old, Carlos Yulo is just scratching the surface of his potential. But this early, Gymnastics Association of the Philippines president Cynthia Carrion has already found his heir apparent. One doesn’t even have to look far to find the next big thing in Philippine gymnastics with Yulo’s younger brother, The post Carlos Yulo’s younger brother deemed as next PH gymnastics star appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Jazz down Nuggets to remain unbeaten at 3-0
    by ccolina on October 27, 2021 at 8:08 am

    Rudy Gobert scored 23 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, Donovan Mitchell added 22 points and the Utah Jazz remained undefeated with a 122-110 win over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night in Salt Lake City. The Nuggets only got 15 minutes from reigning league MVP Nikola Jokic, who left the game late in the first The post Jazz down Nuggets to remain unbeaten at 3-0 appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • 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.

  • Emma Raducanu earns first win since US Open title
    by ccolina on October 27, 2021 at 7:22 am

    US Open champion Emma Raducanu on Tuesday claimed her first victory since her shock triumph in New York as the British teenager beat Polona Hercog at the Transylvania Open in Romania. Raducanu, 18, recovered from a set down to win 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 after nearly two hours and 30 minutes in the first round in The post Emma Raducanu earns first win since US Open title appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Luka Doncic leads Mavericks to comeback win over Rockets
    by ccolina on October 27, 2021 at 7:02 am

    The Dallas Mavericks scored the first 13 points of the second half to erase a deficit, and they rode Luka Doncic’s 26-point, 14-rebound performance to a 116-106 victory over the visiting Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. Reggie Bullock and Tim Hardaway Jr. each chipped in with 16 for the Mavericks, who were embarrassed 133-108 in The post Luka Doncic leads Mavericks to comeback win over Rockets appeared first on Inquirer Sports.