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  • Tony Hawk had to clarify that Margielyn Didal was just joking
    by blozada on July 31, 2021 at 8:22 am

    I was asked during an interview today:“How does it feel to go to the Olympics and not be recognized by competing skaters, like Margielyn Didal?” So I had to explain that she was joking with her caption. My life is weird. pic.twitter.com/RvNQSFy7jt — Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) July 31, 2021 MANILA, Philippines—Tony Hawk, arguably the greatest The post Tony Hawk had to clarify that Margielyn Didal was just joking appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • WATCH: PH logs 8,147 new Covid-19 cases as of Jul. 31, 2021
    by The Manila Times on July 31, 2021 at 8:14 am
  • Klay Thompson drops by Manny Pacquiao training
    by blozada on July 31, 2021 at 7:44 am

    Manny Pacquiao’s visit from star athletes doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. The post Klay Thompson drops by Manny Pacquiao training appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • EJ Obiena powers through despite feeling ‘sluggish’ in Olympic debut
    by blozada on July 31, 2021 at 7:19 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Call it nerves or whatnot, but EJ Obiena admitted feeling sluggish during his Olympic debut in the men’s pole vault but powered through to make the final in Tokyo Saturday at Olympic Stadium. Obiena seemed to have no problem getting over the 5.50 and 5.65-meter heights during the qualifying stages but his momentum dropped The post EJ Obiena powers through despite feeling ‘sluggish’ in Olympic debut appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • #LabanPilipinas: Petecio, Paalam, Obiena give PH reason to celebrate on Olympic Saturday
    by Karl Cedrick Basco, ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 6:44 am

    Three Filipino Olympians sent their countrymen abuzz on social media on Saturday, as they asserted themselves in their respective events at the Tokyo Games. 

  • PANOORIN: Pamilya ni Petecio ipinagdiwang ang panalo sa Olympics semis
    by ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 6:35 am

    Kita sa video na ipinadala ng kapatid ni Nesthy na si Norlan Petecio na naghiyawan agad ang mga kapamilya sa paglabas ni Nesthy patungo sa boxing ring. 

  • Klay Thompson latest NBA star to visit Manny Pacquiao at Wild Card
    by Luisa Morales on July 31, 2021 at 6:35 am

    Thompson stopped by Friday (Saturday, Manila time), wearing a hoodie that dubbed the eight-division world champion the "Greatest of All Time".

  • For flag, father, late best friend: Petecio gives it all as Olympic gold awaits
    by ccolina on July 31, 2021 at 6:25 am

    TOKYO—Her country. Her father. Her late best friend. Her coaches. Every Filipino who prayed for her as she stepped into the ring for the biggest fight of her life so far. Nesthy Petecio wasn’t going to let any of them down. Not even when she was backed so deep into a corner by an Italian The post For flag, father, late best friend: Petecio gives it all as Olympic gold awaits appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Warriors draftee Kuminga believes Sotto can make it to NBA
    by Luisa Morales on July 31, 2021 at 6:05 am

    Having been around Sotto during his short stint with G League Ignite last year, Kuminga is familiar with the work that Sotto can do.

  • Domestic flights cancelled due to restrictions
    by Benjamin L. Vergara on July 31, 2021 at 5:59 am

    SEVERAL domestic flights of Philippine Airlines (PAL) were cancelled due to restrictions on non-essential travel in and out of Manila.PAL was compelled to cancel several flights because of the newly imposed General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) periods until August 20, 2021.Cancelled were:PR2041 Manila-Caticlan (July 31 to August 3)PR2039/2040 Manila-Caticlan (July 31 to August 3)PR2039/2040 Manila-Caticlan-Manila (July 31 to August 20)PR2041/2042 […]

  • Pagunsan slides further in Olympic golf with 76 in third round
    by Luisa Morales on July 31, 2021 at 5:38 am

    Pagunsan, who started hot in the first round at joint fifth, fell to as low as joint-56th with a 76 in the 71-par course.

  • Petecio advances to gold medal fight in Tokyo Olympics
    by Frederick Nasiad on July 31, 2021 at 5:07 am

    Nesthy Petecio continues to march deeper into the Tokyo Olympics with a majority decision win in the women's featherweight semifinals on Saturday at the Kokugikan Arena.The fighter from Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur outpointed Irma Testa of Italy, 4-1, to advance to the gold medal fight.Four judges scored the fight 29-28 in favor of Petecio and one judge scored it 29-28 for the Italian.The 29-year-old Petecio beat Marcelat Mashu Sakobi of Congo via unanimous decision in the round of 32; stunned […]

  • Petecio passes hard Testa, punches way to Olympic gold medal match
    by Luisa Morales on July 31, 2021 at 5:03 am

    Petecio had to buck a slow start where Testa took the nod of all five judges, 10-9, in the opening round.

  • Boxer Petecio advances to final, one win away from Olympic gold
    by Karl Cedrick Basco, ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 4:59 am

    Filipina boxer Nesthy Petecio put the Philippines on the brink of another Olympic gold medal, as she moved on to the championship round in women’s featherweight at the Tokyo Olympics Saturday.

  • Noli De Castro's wife dies
    by Red Mendoza on July 31, 2021 at 4:58 am

    ARLENE Sinsuat-De Castro, wife of former vice president Manuel "Noli" De Castro, passed away, his daughter, People's Television general manager Katherine Chloe de Castro confirmed on Saturday."I love you mommy very much, rest now mommy," De Castro posted on her personal Facebook page.No details were posted on the cause of her death but de Castro said they were still finalizing plans for her burial.Arlene de Castro, who was also a former vice president for News and Current Affairs of ABS-CBN […]

  • Shot at gold: Nesthy Petecio barges into Olympics boxing final
    by ccolina on July 31, 2021 at 4:56 am

    MANILA, Philippines–Nesthy Petecio is one win away from delivering the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medal in boxing. Facing a much taller opponent anew, Petecio cut down Irma Testa to size to march into the gold medal round of the women’s featherweight class at the Tokyo Olympics Saturday at Kokugikan Arena. Four judges scored it 29-28 The post Shot at gold: Nesthy Petecio barges into Olympics boxing final appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Pagasa monitors tropical cyclone but unlikely to enter PH
    by Arlie O. Calalo on July 31, 2021 at 4:52 am

    AN active tropical cyclone off extreme Northern Luzon is closely being monitored by the state-run weather bureau even though it is unlikely to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).Grace Castañeda, forecaster of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), told The Manila Times it is located 2, 515 kilometers east-northeast of extreme Northern Luzon.Packing maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness […]

  • Hidilyn Diaz upbeat on future of 'heir' Elreen Ando
    by Luisa Morales on July 31, 2021 at 4:19 am

    With Ando being pegged as "heir" to Hidilyn Diaz, the gold medalist expressed confidence in Ando's continued development to a champion lifter.

  • Pole-vaulters Kendricks, Chiaraviglio exit Olympics after positive COVID test
    by Mitch Phillips, Reuters on July 31, 2021 at 3:58 am

    "We are all pretty spooked out right now," top vaulter and Kendricks rival Armand Duplantis says. "It's been a weird hour for sure."

  • Paalam defeats Algerian foe via UD, enters quarterfinals in Tokyo
    by Niel Victor C. Masoy on July 31, 2021 at 3:19 am

    Filipino boxer Carlo Paalam advanced to the quarterfinals as he defeated Mohamed Flissi of Algeria via unanimous decision in the men's flyweight round of 16 on Saturday, July 31 at the Tokyo Olympics at the Kokugikan Arena.Each of the five judges scored 30-27 in favor of Paalam.The rookie Olympian Paalam outboxed the three-time Olympian Flissi, as he was light on his feet and displayed solid counterpunching as well as nifty dodging.The 23-year-old Paalam peppered Flissi with power punches, with […]

  • Carlo Paalam outclasses foe, says hello to Olympic quarterfinals
    by Luisa Morales on July 31, 2021 at 3:18 am

    Paalam used his speed and counterpunching ability to dominate Algeria's Mohamed Flissi in the Round of 16 at the Kokugikan Arena on Saturday.

  • Obiena makes pole vault final in Tokyo Olympics
    by Niel Victor C. Masoy on July 31, 2021 at 3:11 am

    Filipino pole vaulter EJ Obiena advanced to the final at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday at the Olympic Stadium.Filled with pressure after failing to hurdle the 5.75-meter bar in his first two tries, Obiena went all out in his third and final attempt to clear the height and make the cut for the final 12.Obiena didn't have a problem leaping the first two heights as he cleared the 5.50- and 5.65-meter bars in his first attempt.The 25-year-old went on to incur a foul on his first try at 5.75 meters […]

  • Olympics: Carlo Paalam beats Algerian foe to enter flyweight quarterfinals
    by Karl Cedrick Basco, ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 3:07 am

    Pinoy boxer Carlo Paalam is just a win away from an assured medal as he qualified for the quarterfinals of the men’s flyweight at the Tokyo Olympics.   

  • Tokyo Olympics: Carlo Paalam moves on to boxing quarterfinal
    by ccolina on July 31, 2021 at 3:05 am

    MANILA, Philippines–Carlo Paalam moved closer to winning a medal after making the men’s flyweight quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics at Kokugikan Arena. Explosive and on target, Paalam outclassed Mohamed Flissi of Algeria for the unanimous decision win. The 23-year-old Bukidnon native put on a clinic and even wobbled Flissi with a crisp right hand in The post Tokyo Olympics: Carlo Paalam moves on to boxing quarterfinal appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Still alive: Obiena qualifies for Olympic pole vault final
    by Luisa Morales on July 31, 2021 at 2:59 am

    Because he needed all three attempts to clear 5.75m, Obiena placed 10th among all finalists.

  • PH star EJ Obiena qualifies for pole vault final in Tokyo Olympics
    by blozada on July 31, 2021 at 2:53 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Philippines’ Ernest John Obiena qualified for the finals of the men’s pole vault competition of the Tokyo Olympics Saturday at Olympic Stadium. The Filipino bet, who is ranked No. 6 in the world, finished 10th overall and fifth in Group B after three gut-wrenching attempts at 5.75 meters. Following a flawless run in the The post PH star EJ Obiena qualifies for pole vault final in Tokyo Olympics appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Olympics: EJ Obiena advances to pole vault final
    by Karl Cedrick Basco, ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 2:48 am

    Philippine pride EJ Obiena managed to book a spot in the final round of pole vault at the Tokyo Olympics, keeping his medal hope alive. 

  • US gymnast Biles out of two more Olympic finals
    by Agence France-Presse on July 31, 2021 at 2:46 am

    Simone Biles, 24, has said she is struggling with the "twisties," the mental block that has sidelined her in Tokyo.  

  • LOOK: NBA star Klay Thompson visits Manny Pacquiao at Wild Card Gym
    by ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 2:21 am

    Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson is the latest personality to pay a visit fighting Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles. 

  • What happened to the last Filipino back-to-back Olympic medalist?
    by Luisa Morales on July 31, 2021 at 1:59 am

    Like Diaz, Yledfonso was a history maker for Philippine sports for various reasons — first, he was the first-ever Filipino athlete to win an Olympic medal, just four years since the Philippines started competing in the Games.

  • China’s ‘Dictator’ Ma Long retains Olympic table tennis crown
    by ccolina on July 31, 2021 at 1:07 am

    China’s table tennis king Ma Long on Friday became the first player in Olympic history to win men’s singles gold for a second time. The 32-year-old captain and talisman of the all-powerful Chinese team defeated younger compatriot Fan Zhendong 4-2 in the final in Tokyo. The defending champion has now won four Games golds overall, The post China’s ‘Dictator’ Ma Long retains Olympic table tennis crown appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Rowing chief preaches optimism after Nievarez's Tokyo Olympics performance
    by Luisa Morales on July 31, 2021 at 1:05 am

    For Philippines Rowing Association President Patrick Gregorio, Nievarez's promising career is only beginning.

  • Nigerian sprinter fails drug test, out of Olympics
    by ccolina on July 31, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been barred from the Olympics after failing a drug test, the first doping case of the Tokyo games track and field competition, officials said Saturday. The Athletics Integrity Unit said in a statement that Okagbare, who won her opening heat of the women’s 100m on Friday, had tested positive for The post Nigerian sprinter fails drug test, out of Olympics appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Team Lakay's Pacatiw wins ONE Championship debut vs Chinese foe
    by Luisa Morales on July 31, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Pacatiw, who had experience competing in BRAVE CF, used his striking to set the tone in his first taste of action in the Circle.

  • Nigerian sprinter Okagbare fails drug test, out of Olympics
    by Agence France-Presse on July 31, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been barred from the Olympics after failing a drug test, the first doping case of the Tokyo games track and field competition, officials said Saturday.  

  • KUWTT: NCR locked down to stop Delta surge | Jul. 31, 2021
    by The Manila Times on July 30, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Good day. Here are the stories for The Manila Times for Saturday, July 31, 2021.READ: NCR locked down to stop Delta surgeThe National Capital Region (NCR) will return to an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from August 6 to 20 to thwart a looming surge in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases triggered by the highly contagious Delta variant. The new lockdown was announced by Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. on Friday. The independent OCTA Research group has been calling for a […]

  • Petecio tries to turn bronze into next valuable medal; Obiena makes his debut
    by clopez on July 30, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    There is a certain afterglow wrapped around Team Philippines, which can now strut into future Olympics with a gold medal. That doesn’t mean though that the chase for Summer Games glory has ended here. With her fists, Nesthy Petecio can add polish to history. And there’s no telling what EJ Obiena could do with a The post Petecio tries to turn bronze into next valuable medal; Obiena makes his debut appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • ‘PLAN B’ for PBA means playing in Batangas
    by clopez on July 30, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    The Philippine Basketball Association’s (PBA) “Plan B,” it turns out, is playing in Batangas province. PBA commissioner Willie Marcial told the Inquirer on Friday that the league has reached out to the Department of Health, seeking clearance to move its games to Lipa City in anticipation of Metro Manila’s return to Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). The post ‘PLAN B’ for PBA means playing in Batangas appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Hotshots hold off Dyip; Tropang Giga add to Painters’ woes
    by clopez on July 30, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Magnolia bucked one hurdle after another to pull out a 105-83 victory over Terrafirma at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City on Friday, keeping its unblemished record in the PBA Philippine Cup for a firm grip of the elimination round lead. Ian Sangalang paced the Hotshots with 18 points, while Mark Barroca chipped in 16 The post Hotshots hold off Dyip; Tropang Giga add to Painters’ woes appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Hidilyn did all she could to be physically prepared and gets lift from mind guru
    by clopez on July 30, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    At 3:45 p.m. of competition day, Hidilyn Diaz and her team headed for Tokyo International Forum for the Olympics’ women’s weightlifting competition. Her weigh-in was scheduled at 5 p.m. but the team needed to be at the venue early for a different reason. “Part of her program was for her to go to the podium The post Hidilyn did all she could to be physically prepared and gets lift from mind guru appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Gao’s spot on Team HD for Paris not sure
    by clopez on July 30, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    TOKYO—Who knew a golden moment could cost Hidilyn Diaz a valuable member of her famed Team HD? The attention generated by Diaz winning the Philippines’ first Olympic gold medal in history has put a lot of focus on the man the weightlifting champion has credited much of her success to: Chinese mentor Gao Kaiwen. “The The post Gao’s spot on Team HD for Paris not sure appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Weightlifting should be in collegiate leagues, NSA head believes
    by clopez on July 30, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    As far as the weightlifting association is concerned, the Hidìlyn Diaz fever must spread down to the level of school sports. Weightlifting president Monico Puentevella said he will ask the Department of Education as well as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the University Athletic Association of the Philippines to get the sport included The post Weightlifting should be in collegiate leagues, NSA head believes appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Golf order restored in second round as big guns assume command
    by clopez on July 30, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    SAITAMA, Japan—The stars made their move and Juvic Pagunsan faded, as the Philippine bet soared to a two-over-par 73 in the second round of men’s golf at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, as a second weather delay called action that left American Xander Schauffele with the clubhouse lead. Pagunsan took one bad break after another The post Golf order restored in second round as big guns assume command appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Monsour del Rosario inalala ang simula ni Hidilyn Diaz bago manalo ng ginto
    by Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    Natuwa si taekwondo champion at action star Monsour del Rosario na mabalitaan na muling ipapalabas ang Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK) episode kung saan binalikan ang buhay ni Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz.

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  • BSP sees faster inflation in July
    by Mayvelin U. Caraballo on July 30, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition.THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said on Friday the country's headline inflation rate likely rose to 4.3 percent in July, a two-month-high.July's point inflation projection, according to BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno, was within the central bank's estimated range of 3.9 to 4.7 percent for the month.The outlook is higher than the 4.1-percent increase in June but lower than the 2.7-percent print a year ago.If accurate, the forecasted rate would be […]

  • Diokno: Bank loans to MSMEs soar to P183.9B
    by Mayvelin U. Caraballo on July 30, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    BANK loans to small businesses soared to more than P183 billion after the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) relaxed the reserve requirement rules for lenders, BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno announced during The Manila Times 2021 Midyear Economic Report on Friday."As of the week of June 17, 2021, the banking system allocated an average of P183.9-billion loans for MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) as alternative compliance with the reserve requirements," he said during the forum.This is […]

  • NEDA: Economy to lose P120B during 2-week ECQ
    by Mayvelin U. Caraballo on July 30, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition.THE National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said on Friday the two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) that will begin on August 6 in the National Capital Region (NCR) will cost the Philippine economy P120 billion and aggravate poverty."Each week of ECQ in [the] NCR will cost the economy P105 billion. [It will] also increase poor people by up to 177,000 and 444,000 more without jobs," Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick […]

  • Groups slam Golden Rice commercialization
    by Eireene Jairee Gomez on July 30, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    A NUMBER of environmental and farmers groups denounced the approval of the commercialization of genetically modified "golden rice", raising serious concerns on its biosafety issues.The Department of Agriculture (DA)-Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) recently announced that a biosafety permit for propagating the Golden Rice was issued, making the Philippines the world's first country to approve the commercial production of Golden Rice.The said permit for the commercial propagation of […]

  • CDA to upscale coops across PH
    by Eireene Jairee Gomez on July 30, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition.THE Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) is aiming to streamline agency requirements while providing more training and technical assistance to upscale competencies of cooperatives across the country, an executive official said on Friday.In a virtual forum, CDA Chairman Undersecretary Joseph "Joy" Encabo presented to the cooperative sector the accomplishments of the agency in the first 100 days under his leadership. He discussed programs, […]

  • Allied Care Experts (ACE) Dumaguete Doctors Inc Notice of Annual Stockholders' Meeting
    by The Manila Times on July 30, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    DEAR STOCKHOLDERS:Please be informed that the Annual Stockholders' Meeting of Allied Care Experts (ACE) Dumaguete Doctors Inc. will be held on August 12, 2021 (Thursday) at 8:00 o'clock in the morning, via Zoom Webinar, to ensure the safety of our stockholders who will be attending the meeting.For the conduct of the Webinar, please register on or before August 10, 2021, through the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IlFa5P07TLymUgHOWibmSAThe link will provide you the […]

  • Money supply up in June as lending shrinks
    by Mayvelin U. Caraballo on July 30, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said the country's money supply grew quicker in June despite the fact that bank lending continued to shrink throughout the month.Domestic liquidity (M3) expanded by 6.4 percent year-on-year to P14.4 trillion in June, the central bank said in a statement on Friday, outpacing the 4.7-percent gain in May. M3 also increased by 1 percent month-on-month and seasonally adjusted.Domestic claims rose 5.3 percent year-on-year in June, picking up from 2.6 percent the […]

  • Upcoming ECQ drags stocks to 2-month low
    by Mayvelin U. Caraballo on July 30, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    THE local stock market dropped to its lowest level in two months, which an analyst attributed to the recently announced imposition of a harsher lockdown in Metro Manila.The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) plunged 3.48 percent to 6,270.23, or 226.30 points, while the broader All Shares index fell 2.65 percent to 3.934.86, or 107.17 points.PSEi's performance, according to Ruben Carlo Asuncion, Union Bank of the Philippines chief economist, is due to the government's decision to […]

  • We need to welcome e-bikes and e-scooters
    by Robert Siy on July 30, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    ONE of the Land Transportation Office's (LTO) recent issuances, Administrative Order 2021-039, should be amended to correct its anachronistic treatment of electric light mobility devices (e.g., electric bicycles and electric kick scooters).Electric bicycles and electric kick scooters are helping to transform our mobility environment for the better. Globally, these are the most popular types of electric vehicles. They need to be welcomed with the right type of regulation, not shunned.The LTO […]

  • The greenback supports the stock markets
    by Peter Lundgreen on July 30, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    IF I look at the global financial markets from a helicopter's perspective, I consider that, by far, the biggest concern is the reason for large fire sales in the stock market - perhaps even triggering a "crash."Experience suggests that the larger a bubble is, the less it takes to make the bubble explode. In extreme cases, it is just a small spark somewhere in the financial market that eventually causes the explosion. In the current assessment of the stock market, there is a daily discussion of […]

  • Sales: Listen, understand, then speak
    by Jamil Manansala on July 30, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    "MOST people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply." - Stephen CoveyIn today's fast-paced and highly competitive business environment in the country, this quote from Stephen Covey is quite relevant. Have you ever solved a problem without knowing first the details on why it occurred/is occurring? The first step in problem solving is always identifying and defining the problem.In sales, how do you identify your clients' pain points or problems? You let […]

  • ROBINHOOD FALLS IN NASDAQ DEBUT
    by Agence France-Presse on July 30, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition.NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Robinhood had a rough start on Wall Street on Thursday (Friday in Manila), falling sharply in its Nasdaq debut after the fast-growing online trading app raised $1.9 billion in an initial public offering (IPO).Trading under the ticker "HOOD," Robinhood Markets ended at $34.82, dropping 8.4 percent after entering the market at $38.The Silicon Valley firm, launched by two friends who met at Stanford University, has billed […]

  • Bright earnings, US growth boost Global stocks
    by Agence France-Presse on July 30, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: World equity markets gained ground on Thursday (Friday in Manila) as upbeat corporate earnings and US data showing solid second-quarter economic growth brightened the recovery from Covid-19.Shares in London rose 0.9 percent on a barrage of positive company results, including from Covid-19 vaccine maker AstraZeneca, energy major Shell and lender Lloyds.Frankfurt added 0.5 percent and Paris gained 0.4 percent, boosted by earnings at German carmaker Volkswagen and France's […]

  • Amazon quarterly profit jumps but shares slide
    by Agence France-Presse on July 30, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES: Amazon said on Thursday (Friday in Manila) second-quarter profit jumped 48 percent from a year ago to $7.8 billion but shares in the tech and e-commerce giant fell on a disappointing revenue number.Total revenues increased 27 percent to $113.1 billion, below most Wall Street forecasts, sparking a slide of some 6 percent in after-hours trading.Andy Jassy, who took over as chief executive earlier this month from Jeff Bezos, said Amazon remained focused on delivering […]

  • Asian stocks fall amid China crackdown
    by Agence France-Presse on July 30, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    HONG KONG: Equities fell in Asia on Friday morning, setting them up to end a volatile week on a negative note as China's regulatory crackdown continued to spook investors.The losses came despite a positive lead from Wall Street where traders were cheered by data showing the US economy returned to its pre-pandemic size in the second quarter but fell short of forecasts, which eased pressure on the Federal Reserve to begin tapering its ultra-loose monetary policies.While the corporate earnings […]

  • India-based firms see huge potential from RE
    by Faye Almazan on July 30, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition.India-based energy companies see the huge potential from expanding renewable energy (RE) cooperation between India and the Philippines.In a virtual forum organized by The Manila Times on Thursday, Ayana Renewable Power Pvt. Ltd. India Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shivanand Nimbargi said both countries are now growing their clean energy capacity and are formulating regulations and policies to further the growth of the […]

  • 44 killings 'unsolved' in Region 1
    by Jaime Aquino on July 30, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition.SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union: Officers and members of the Citizens Movement Against Corruption, Crime, Illegal Drugs and Gambling Inc. on Friday released a list of 44 unsolved shootings and killings of public officials and ordinary citizens by motorcycle-riding gunmen in the four provinces of Region 1 (Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan) during the first and second quarters of the year.In an interview with The Manila Times, the head of […]

  • OceanaGold ready to restart operations
    by Leander C. Domingo on July 30, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    AFTER Malacañang allowed OceanaGold (Philippines) Inc. (OGPI) to operate anew its Didipio Mine in Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya, the company said the staged restart of the mine is underway with focus on the rehiring and training of its workforce."[Our] primary focus is the safe and responsible start-up of operations, which includes recruitment and training of the workforce and the transport of approximately 15,000 tons of copper-gold concentrate produced prior to the shutdown of operations," Michael […]

  • Govt urged to set up solar parks
    by Eireene Jairee Gomez on July 30, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    Solar Philippines said the government should push developing solar parks in the country, a strategy that was successfully implemented in India and can significantly help bring down the cost of solar while increasing the scale of renewable energy (RE) development in the Philippines.Speaking at The Manila Times forum titled "Business Conference on Shared Prosperity with Renewable Energy: Opportunities for India-Philippines Engagement" on Thursday, Leandro Leviste, president and chief executive […]

  • Sustainable finance and resilience reporting insights
    by Ludwig Federigan on July 30, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    THE phrase "climate change changed my life" hit me when I moderated the "People of Impact: Climate Change" discussion with venture capitalist and circular economy champion Carlo Delantar, Impact Hub Manila Chief Executive Officer Ces Rondario and House Deputy Speaker Lorna Regina "Loren" Legarda. It provided an impetus to look back on how I have been heavily involved in the environment, climate change and sustainability sphere for almost a decade.As shared in a previous column, sustainability […]

  • NEU alumni association awards agri scholarships
    by The Manila Times on July 30, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    THE New Era University Alumni Association Inc. (NEU-AAI) has distributed scholarship grants to 30 students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSA) degree program of the NEU-Rizal, according to Bro. Joey Red, campus director and minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC).An online handover ceremony was conducted during the fourth founding anniversary of the NEU-Rizal's College of Agriculture held in the Baras Rizal campus on June 30, 2021.It was participated in by the university […]

  • Japan to expand Covid emergency measures
    by Agence France-Presse on July 30, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition. Tokyo, Japan: Japan's government will extend a virus state of emergency in Tokyo and impose the measure in four more regions on Friday as cases surge a week into the pandemic-postponed Olympics.The Japanese capital reported a record number of new infections on Thursday as daily cases nationwide topped 10,000 for the first time.On Friday, Tokyo 2020 organizers reported 27 new cases related to the event - the highest daily figure yet - although […]

  • Obiena makes debut; Pagunsan falters in Day 2
    by Niel Victor C. Masoy on July 30, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition. FILIPINO pole vaulter EJ Obiena makes his Olympic debut even as golfer Juvic Pagunsan tries to bounce back on Saturday at the Tokyo Olympics.The 25-year-old Obiena is to compete in the men's pole vault qualification phase starting at 8:40 a.m. (Philippine time)."I would need all your help earnestly praying for my safety and success. I will give my best and the rest is up to You, Lord. Keep my mind, my will and my body strong," wrote Obiena in a […]

  • Tugade: Bicol Int'l Airport operational by end-2021
    by The Manila Times on July 30, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    TO prove the construction of the Bicol International Airport (BIA) is on track, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade landed at the gateway's runway Friday morning whether it was finished or not.He inspected the airport on May 13, 2021.Tugade said his landing at the airport will serve as a challenge and an encouragement for the gateway's builders to keep up the pace."I will land at Bicol International Airport [whether it is] finished or unfinished in July," Tugade said during his inspection of […]

  • PH golfer stumbles, teammates see action Aug. 4
    on July 30, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    Tokyo—Juvic Pagunsan stumbled with a two-over 73 after two rounds of men’s individual golf action in the Summer Olympic Games on Friday at Kasumigaseki Country Club.

  • HK police investigate China anthem booing
    by Agence France-Presse on July 30, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong police on Friday said they had launched an investigation into Olympic Games fans who booed China's national anthem and drowned it out with chanting during a public screening at a mall.The Chinese international finance hub has had its best Games on record with Edgar Cheung winning gold in fencing and Siobhan Haughey taking two silvers in swimming.But the sporting success also comes at a politically turbulent time for the city as China cracks down on dissent in response to […]

  • Nievarez finishes at 23rd place
    by Niel Victor C. Masoy on July 30, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    FILIPINO rower Cris Nievarez finished 23rd overall in men's single sculls at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday at the Sea Forest Waterway.Nievarez placed 5th in the final D race with a clocking of seven minutes and 21.28 seconds in the 1,500-meter race.He finished ahead of sixth placer Husein Alireza of Saudi Arabia (7:52.67), and behind fourth placer, Mohammed Al Khafaji of Iraq (7:18.65), third placer Onat Kazakli of Turkey (7:13.65), second placer Peter Purcell-Gilpin of Zimbabwe (7:03.85) and […]

  • Bureau of Quarantine opens vaccination satellite office at SM MoA
    by The Manila Times on July 30, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    SM Mall of Asia recently opened the Bureau of Quarantine (BoQ) Vaccination Satellite Office, the first-ever satellite office of the agency to respond to the changing needs of its clients by providing an accessible and convenient area in the mall.With this, the bureau will be able to implement its mandate to vaccinate international travelers and issue World Health Organization's International Certificate of Vaccination (ICV).The event also launched simultaneously the new ICV with a unique QR […]

  • Inoculation rate of seniors remains 'low' in Region 12
    by Franz Sumangil on July 30, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato: The Department of Health (DoH)-Region 12 has admitted that the number of vaccinated individuals from the "vulnerable" group is still low.The agency called for local government units to strengthen their vaccination campaigns in order to fully inoculate those in the A2 and A3 priority groups.According to Dr. Arestides Concepcion Tan, regional director of DoH-12, a lot of senior citizens and persons with comorbidities in the region are hesitant of getting their vaccine […]

  • Andrea Torres talks about love and commitment
    by Iza Iglesias on July 30, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition.It's been more than a decade since Andrea Torres started out as a young and promising talent in GMA Network's defunct youth-oriented magazine show, "Ka-Blog!." Now in full bloom as one of the most sought-after leading ladies of today's generation, she is firmly staying put where her dreams of becoming a star came true.For a second time, Torres officially signed a 10-year contract to remain and thrive with her beloved Kapuso family with whom she went […]

  • Myanmar protests go on sans Suu Kyi
    by Agence France-Presse on July 30, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Yangon, Myanmar: Imprisoned by the military, detained Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is isolated from the young protesters now forging their own struggle for democracy outside her shadow.Sunday marks six months since her National League for Democracy (NLD) government was ousted, setting off a mass uprising and violent military crackdown that has killed nearly 1,000 people.Suu Kyi remains a revered figure locally for her courageous opposition to a previous junta despite her international […]

  • Chinese gov't clamps down on tutoring sector
    by Agence France-Presse on July 30, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    Beijing, China: In Beijing's exclusive Haidian District, Zhao said she plows $10,000 a year into extra classes for her eight-year-old, a leg up in the competitive scramble of modern China - and an advantage the state now wants to restrict.As they scythe down oversized businesses, Chinese authorities say the vast tutoring sector has to turn nonprofit, effectively wiping out the business models of education companies that have spun billions from the anxieties of China's parents.But last weekend's […]

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    by The Manila Times on July 30, 2021 at 4:35 pm
  • Magnolia remains undefeated
    by Rey Joble on July 30, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    LOSING top player Paul Lee due to a hamstring injury in the first half, the Magnolia Hotshots held the fort and defeated Terrafirma Dyip, 105-83, in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Arena in Pasig City.The win was the fourth in as many games for the Hotshots.Lee, Magnolia's scoring leader and top playmaker, injured his hamstring while chasing a loose ball against Reden Celda of Terrafirma. He left the game at the 4:39 mark of the second period and had to be helped out by teammate Calvin […]

  • SMDC uplifts local communities with Good Guys Job Fair
    by The Manila Times on July 30, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    The Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect many Filipinos as many have lost their jobs due to the closure of establishments, cancellation of projects and downsizing of businesses. Even OFWs were forced to come home after being displaced from their overseas jobs.In April 2021, the Philippine unemployment rate was estimated at 8.7 percent. While substantially lower than the record high of 17.6 percent from the same time last year, it still accounted for 4.14 million people who are still jobless. […]

  • Baguio sees rise in dengue cases
    by Gaby B. Keith on July 30, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    BAGUIO CITY: Local health authorities are alarmed over the 300 percent increase in dengue fever cases in the first six and a half months of this year in the Summer Capital aggravated by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.Dr. Donabel Tubera-Panes, medical officer 4 and head of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of the City Health Services office, on Friday, disclosed a total of 416 dengue fever cases were reported in the city from January 1 to July 17 this year.The number represents a […]

  • Fashion and beauty picks of the week
    by The Manila Times on July 30, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    All-year Filipino-inspired trendsThe right accessory completes a look, but it also tells a story about the wearer. This in mind, Rustan's is inviting customers to check out its exciting new collection of local fashion accessories at its Studio Artesan concept store. The store offers a treasure trove of sorts where one can browse through to add an extra hint of sparkle and shine to a wardrobe, all of which feat the Filipino aesthetic.The line-up includes some known favorites such as Ethnique […]

  • Concepcion says ECQ can prevent Covid spread
    by Catherine S. Valente on July 30, 2021 at 4:33 pm

    Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Jose Maria "Joey" Concepcion 3rd supports the decision of the government to enforce a two-week lockdown in Metro Manila, saying it is the key to containing the spread of the more transmissible Delta variant of Covid-19."I am glad that the DoH (Department of Health) has supported this. I am also happy that Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd and the members of the IATF-EID (Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases) have made […]

  • South African breaks world swim record
    by Associated Press on July 30, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition. TOKYO: South Africa's Tatjana Schoen–maker was the star of the day, setting the first individual swimming world record at the Tokyo Olympics.Others shined, too.Evgeny Rylov completed a backstroke double for Russia, Emma McKeon gave the Aussie women another gold, and China earned a return trip to the top of the medal podium.The mighty Americans? For the first time in the meet, they spent the entire session Friday watching others win […]

  • Fil-Am Green picked by Rockets
    on July 30, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    The Houston Rockets, who badly need a guard in their rebuilding efforts, now have top G League player and Fil-American guard Jalen Green in their roster.

  • Petecio fights Italian cop, tries to assure PH of silver
    on July 30, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Tokyo—A Rio Olympics veteran with her own dreams of glory will be standing in the way of Nesthy Petecio, who will try to assure the Philippines of a silver medal Saturday (Philippine time) in the 54-57kg boxing competition of the Summer Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena here.

  • PVL: Chery Tiggo ends Creamline’s unbeaten run in Open Conference
    by Karl Cedrick Basco, ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    (UPDATED) After a heartbreaking five-set loss last Wednesday, the Chery Tiggo Crossovers vented their ire on the erstwhile undefeated Creamline Cool Smashers in four sets, 25-18, 25-23, 23-25, 25-20 in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference on Friday. 

  • ‘Nievarez’s Olympic journey has just started’
    on July 30, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Cris Nievarez completed his Olympic debut by finishing at 23rd place in the men’s single sculls of rowing on Friday at the Sea Forest Waterway.

  • PBA: Standhardinger sinks buzzer-beater, saves day for Gin Kings
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Christian Standhardinger got away with a go-ahead jumper and delivered an 87-85 win for Barangay Ginebra against NorthPort on Friday in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

  • Marriage, family can wait for Diaz
    on July 30, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    If Hidilyn Diaz could resist the comfort of coming luxuries following her gold-medal conquest in the Tokyo Olympics, she might find herself competing one last time in Paris.

  • Obiena shoots for seat in 12-man finals
    on July 30, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    Ernest John “EJ” Obiena doesn’t cower in fear at the sight of world no. 1 and record holder Armand “Mondo” Duplantis of Sweden, No. 3 Piotr Lisek of Poland, no. 5 Christopher Nilsen of the United States and no. 7 Thiago Braz of Brazil, the Rio Olympics champion.

  • Prime residential lot awaits medal winner from golf
    on July 30, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    A Prime residential lot awaits Filipino golfers who will win a medal of any color in the Tokyo Olympics.

  • PBA: Ginebra survives NorthPort on Standhardinger’s game-winner
    by ccolina on July 30, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    MANILA, Philippines–Looking dead in the water in the dying seconds of the contest, Barangay Ginebra’s two frontline stars conspired for back-to-back plays to lift the Gin Kings to a pulsating 87-85 victory NorthPort on Friday night. Christian Standhardinger scored on an off-balanced put-back at the buzzer to help the defending champions even their slate to The post PBA: Ginebra survives NorthPort on Standhardinger’s game-winner appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PBA: League postpones Blackwater vs Phoenix game due to COVID-19 protocols
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    The Philippine Basketball Association postponed Saturday's game between Blackwater and Phoenix to a latter date to follow the league's COVID-19 safety protocols.

  • PH athletes tuloy ang laban sa Tokyo Olympics
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    Tuloy-tuloy ang pagpupursige ng mga atletang Pinoy sa kani-kanilang kompetisyon. 

  • KILALANIN: Jalen Green, Fil-Am rookie na ika-2 pick sa 2021 NBA Draft
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Natupad din sa wakas ang pangarap ng Fil-Am hoops sensation na si Jalen Puruganan Green. 

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