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  • NBA: Knicks end 15-game skid against 76ers
    by Field Level Media/Reuters on October 27, 2021 at 2:31 am

    The host New York Knicks snapped a 15-game losing streak against the Philadelphia 76ers with a 112-99 victory.

  • Beijing marks 100 days to Winter Olympics amid COVID, rights concerns
    by Tony Munroe and Gabriel Crossley, Reuters on October 27, 2021 at 2:04 am

    With 100 days until the start of the Winter Olympics, Beijing is promising a "simple and safe" 2022 Games.

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

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

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

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

  • Fil-Am Gabi Bade cops Player of the Week award in Cyprus
    by Luisa Morales on October 27, 2021 at 1:28 am

    Apart from the weekly accolade, Bade might be in the running for more individual awards in the tournament as she's among the top performers in various stats.

  • 'Heartbreaking': FIFA urges countries to rehome Afghan athletes
    by Anne Levasseur, Agence France-Presse on October 27, 2021 at 1:25 am

    FIFA is calling on the international community to step up efforts to help permanently rehome Afghan athletes.

  • Football: Chelsea survive Southampton shootout, Arsenal see off Leeds
    by Agence France-Presse on October 27, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Chelsea needed a penalty shootout for the second consecutive round to reach the quarter-finals of the League Cup.

  • Tennis: Unvaccinated players allowed into Australia for Open, says PM
    by Reuters on October 27, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Australian PM Scott Morrison said unvaccinated tennis players would be allowed to enter the country to play at the Australian Open in January.

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

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

  • Tennis: Raducanu advances at Transylvania Open for first win since US Open title
    by Agence France-Presse on October 26, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Raducanu recovered from a set down to beat Polona Hercog of Slovenia 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 after nearly 2 hours and 30 minutes in the first round on Tuesday.

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

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

  • Karate: Delos Santos ties his 2020 record with 36th virtual-tournament gold medal
    by ABS-CBN News on October 26, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Delos Santos plans to break his 2020 record when he competes in the Athletes’ E-Tournament on November 6.

  • Game 4 will dictate how rest of PH Cup title series goes with Rosario doubtful for Tropang Giga and...
    by besguerra on October 26, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    TNT just got thrown a curve ball heading into Game 4 of its PBA Philippine Cup title series with Magnolia with Troy Rosario now listed as doubtful for the rest of the best-of-seven championship playoffs. After landing badly late in the third quarter of a Game 3 loss to dislocate a finger and suffer a The post Game 4 will dictate how rest of PH Cup title series goes with Rosario doubtful for Tropang Giga and Hotshots flaunting full roster appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Driven by Olympic failure, Yulo delivers in stage as grand
    by besguerra on October 26, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    There’s not a single day that passed since the Tokyo Olympics that Carlos Yulo hasn’t spent sulking on his failure in Japan. It’s what drove him to become even better. “I still cannot forget what happened in the Olympics. So I always remind myself ‘What if the Olympics happens now? What will I do?,’” said The post Driven by Olympic failure, Yulo delivers in stage as grand appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • LPGT restarts with two tournaments
    by besguerra on October 26, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    The Ladies Philippine Golf Tour (LPGT) makes its much-awaited restart next month with a two-tournament swing at Eagle Ridge and Tagaytay Highlands. Princess Superal swept the two-leg resumption of the Ladies PGT at Sherwood Hills and at Eagle Ridge’s Norman course three months ago before the organizing Pilipinas Golf Tournaments Inc. (PGTI) suspended play again The post LPGT restarts with two tournaments appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Beach volleyball: No complacency for Creamline, assures Rondina
    by ABS-CBN News on October 26, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    Winning may be a habit for Sisi Rondina, but the Creamline ace assures that they are not things lightly in the BVR on Tour .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bong Go leads opening of 145th Malasakit Center
    by Javier Joe Ismael on October 26, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    SEN. Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, has personally attended the launch of the country's 145th Malasakit Center at the Philippine National Police (PNP) General Hospital inside Camp Crame in Quezon City on Monday.This is the 29th Malasakit Center in Metro Manila and 11th in Quezon City.In a speech at the ceremony, Go recognized the present and previous leadership of the PNP for their efforts to advance the health and well-being of the […]

  • Real sustainability as the next corporate governance challenge
    by Boyet Murcia 3rd on October 26, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    THERE is a world of difference between pre-pandemic and post-pandemic and for companies, this goes all the way to the top. Proactivity is now required of board directors as they strive to simultaneously address business model disruptions against a slowing global economy and digitalization against effective management of cyber risks, among numerous other issues.Corporate governance, or the ways companies are run to achieve their goals, has come to the forefront of the conversation. The strategy […]

  • The SEC and sustainable finance
    by Kelvin Lester K. Lee on October 26, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    I had the honor to be part of a panel, representing the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), at the Session 2 fireside chat of the GRI-SM Asean Sustainability E-Summit last October 21 with the theme "Leaving No One Behind: Private Sector in Solidarity for Sustainable Covid-19 Recovery and Delivering the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)." The event was co-organized by the Global Reporting Initiative and SM Investments Corp.I joined speakers representing regulators, financial […]

  • SM Supermalls launches The SM StartUp Package
    by The Manila Times on October 26, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    IT has been almost two years since the pandemic brought Filipino life and many livelihoods to a screeching halt. According to a 2020 Asian Development Bank (ADB) study of 1,804 Philippine MSMEs or micro, small and medium enterprises, 70.6 percent were forced to temporarily close with 66.2 percent reported to have temporary staff cuts during the height of the Covid-19 outbreak.Bucking these statistics and the odds created by the changes in the landscape, the enterprising Filipino found many […]

  • Asian markets rise on WS rally
    by Agence France-Presse on October 26, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly rose on Tuesday following fresh records on Wall Street with healthy corporate earnings overshadowing ongoing concerns about inflation while progress in Washington on US President Joe Biden's big-spending economic plans also provided support.However, a fresh virus outbreak in China, which has left tens of thousands of people under lockdown, revived concerns about the world's No. 2 economy and authorities' zero-Covid policies.The S&P 500 and Dow both ended at […]

  • SMC's food drive continues to help struggling families and opens San Miguel Market for farmers,...
    by The Manila Times on October 26, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    SAN Miguel Corp. (SMC)'s pandemic food relief drive that began in March last year has yielded close to two million pieces of nutribun and pandesal bread throughout Metro Manila and neighboring provinces while its feeding center in Tondo continues to provide food aid to over 200,000 families living in Manila's poorest districts. It also inaugurated the San Miguel Market, one of the key components of its relocation model that provides at-risk and displaced fisherfolk families in Sariaya, Quezon […]

  • China, US discuss trade concerns
    by Agence France-Presse on October 26, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    BEIJING: China's Vice Premier Liu He held a call with US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday to discuss trade issues with both sides highlighting points of concern in their relationship as they try to tread a new path after the upheaval of the Donald Trump era.In a video call, the two held "pragmatic, candid and constructive exchanges on the macroeconomic situation and cooperation in multilateral and bilateral fields," said China's commerce ministry in a statement.Liu expressed concern […]

  • Creating a better environment for cancer patients and their families
    by The Manila Times on October 26, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    IN line with the WHO's Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer, which aims to improve outcomes for children with cancer around the world and give them the best chance to survive and have a better future, organizations including the Kythe Foundation, Department of Health, National Integrated Cancer Control Council (NICC) and more collaborated through a panel discussion, titled "Strategic collaboration towards attaining the goal of global initiative for childhood cancer."The EON Foundation, EON […]

  • US eyes billionaires' tax to fund deficit
    by Associated Press on October 26, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    WASHINGTON, D. C.: The Democrats' idea for a new billionaires' tax to help pay for President Joe Biden's social services and climate change plan quickly ran into criticism as too cumbersome with some lawmakers preferring the original plan of simply raising the top tax rates on corporations and the wealthy.Biden said on Monday he's hopeful the talks with Congress can wrap up overall agreement on the package this week. It's tallying at least $1.75 trillion and could still be more. Biden said it […]

  • Dito expands e-loading channels
    by The Manila Times on October 26, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    BAYAD, the country's trusted brand and authority in payments, has teamed up with Dito Telecommunity Corp., the newest major local telecommunications company, to provide a safer and more convenient way for users to reload their prepaid mobile numbers.Recognizing the Filipinos' clamor for stronger connectivity, Dito remains committed to providing reliable, value-for-money and high-speed data services that allow them to nurture their relationships and connect with their loved ones across the […]

  • PH readies shift from pandemic to endemic
    by Red Mendoza on October 26, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    HEALTH Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd said the Philippines is now preparing a future where Covid-19 will shift from a global pandemic to endemic disease, while also preparing for possible emergence of new variants with increased severity.Speaking at the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Regional Committee 72nd Session held in Himeji, Japan, Duque said that despite the hardships of the Covid-19 pandemic, the committee never stopped serving the people of the region."Even though the […]

  • Samsung boss convicted for drug use
    by Agence France-Presse on October 26, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    SEOUL: The de facto leader of South Korea's sprawling Samsung group Lee Jae-yong was convicted on Tuesday of illegally using the anesthetic drug propofol, the latest legal travail to beset the multibillionaire.Lee — the vice chairman of the world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung Electronics and according to Forbes the world's 238th richest person — was fined 70 million won ($60,000) by the Seoul Central District Court, Yonhap news agency reported.The sum is around 0.0006 percent of his […]

  • CTB Convention 2021
    by The Manila Times on October 26, 2021 at 4:14 pm
  • Asean summit kicks off
    by Xinhua - on October 26, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on Tuesday kick-started its 38th and 39th summits under the chairmanship of Brunei via virtual conference with fighting the Covid-19 pandemic and promoting economic recovery high on the agenda.Speaking at the opening ceremony, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said the Asean member states will take this opportunity to consider Asean's community building efforts in realizing the Asean Community Vision 2025.He noted that Asean […]

  • PayMaya among the world's best at Emerging Payments Awards 2021
    by The Manila Times on October 26, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    DIGITAL financial services leader PayMaya made waves anew at the global stage by winning two coveted awards at the Emerging Payments Awards in London, the only Philippine company recognized in the prestigious program.Organized by The Payment Association (formerly known as Emerging Payments Association), the Emerging Payments Awards (EPA) "celebrate innovation, collaboration and emerging payments by recognizing companies that have made significant advances in how we pay today."For showing […]

  • US debt limit looms again
    by Agence France-Presse on October 26, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    WASHINGTON, D. C.: The US government is once again nearing the limit on how much debt it can take on, a familiar deadline that will force the country's political elite into high-stakes negotiations over averting a default.The world's largest economy has never failed to meet a debt payment before and though standoffs like these have become familiar in Washington, Democrats and Republicans are expected to eventually reach a compromise before the limit may be reached in December.The looming […]

  • SM, GRI gather business and sustainability leaders
    by The Manila Times on October 26, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    SM Investments Corp. (SM) enjoined business leaders across the Asean region to adopt sustainable business practices during the Global Reporting Initiative-SM Asean Sustainability E-Summit 2021 on October 21 and 22.With the theme "Leaving no one behind: Private sector in solidarity for sustainable Covid-19 recovery and delivering the SDGs (sustainable development goals)," the two-day e-summit set the sustainability agenda and strategy for 2022 in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. This is […]

  • China contributor to global devt – Xi
    by Xinhua - on October 26, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday reaffirmed China's commitment to the path of peaceful development and win-win cooperation, and called on the world to uphold the authority and standing of the United Nations and practice true multilateralism.Addressing a commemorative meeting marking the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the People's Republic of China's lawful seat at the United Nations, Xi said China would always be a builder of world peace, a contributor to global […]

  • Riseup celebrates pushing women to be fit
    by The Manila Times on October 26, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    FILIPINO women take a big and challenging role during the pandemic. With lockdowns that have practically kept the family inside the home to help flatten the curb of Covid-19 cases, the women inside every home have suddenly become caretakers of sick family members while ensuring that the rest maintain an active lifestyle in order for them to be productive.Riseup Shape Up was mounted in October last year as a challenge to keep women and girls properly informed, educated and made aware on how to […]

  • UP opens freshmen admission for '22-'23
    by Kaithreen Cruz on October 26, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Updated at 12:11 am Oct. 27, 2021THE University of the Philippines (UP) has started accepting applications for freshmen admission for the academic year (AY) 2022-2023."Due to the dynamic developments in the public health situation in the light of Covid-19, there is no final decision yet as to whether an admission test will be administered for intake year 2022-2023," the state university said in a statement.Admission to the university is based on students' performance in the UP College Admission […]

  • 17 bets in Isabela unopposed
    by Vince Jacob Visaya on October 26, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    CITY OF CAUAYAN, Isabela: For 17 local bets in the province of Isabela, the May 2022 elections will literally be "a walk in the park."Based on the official candidates' records submitted at the Commission on Elections regional office, 17 political candidates are running without an opposition in the coming polls.Faustino Dy 3rd, a three-term governor who is seeking his second term as vice governor of Isabela, is running unopposed. He is running under the Cusi wing of the Partido Demokratiko […]

  • TNT eyes fightback, 3-1 lead
    by Olmin Leyba on October 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Top seed TNT hasn’t lost back-to-back games throughout the 46th PBA Philippine Cup tournament.

  • Yulo’s next target: Paris Games gold
    by Joey Villar on October 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Fresh from his World Championship feat, Filipino ace gymnast Caloy Yulo is targeting an Olympic gold medal and a spot in the individual all-around finals in the 2024 Paris Games next.

  • Stajcic named new Philippine lady booters coach
    by John Bryan Ulanday on October 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    The Philippine Football Federation has named former Australia mentor Alen Stajcic as the new head coach of the women’s national team for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup next year.

  • Tatum, Brown power Celtics over Hornets
    on October 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Jayson Tatum poured in 41 points, Jaylen Brown added 30 and the Boston Celtics rallied to end the host Charlotte Hornets’ perfect start with a 140-129 overtime win on Monday night.

  • PGT ladies hack it out again
    on October 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    The ladies of the Philippine Golf Tour brace for another restart of the circuit with a two-tournament swing at Eagle Ridge and Tagaytay Highlands next month.

  • Treat Mikey like import
    by Joaquin M. Henson on October 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    TNT rookie Mikey Williams is playing like an import in the PBA Philippine Cup finals against Magnolia and that’s how he should be treated defensively.

  • LOOK: Thirdy Ravena shows throwback with Ray Parks
    by ABS-CBN News on October 26, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Thirdy Ravena looks forward to meeting his friend Ray Parks Jr. on the court ahead of their Japan B.League teams clash on Wednesday night.

  • Lakers, Spurs still rounding into form ahead of matchup
    by mgiongco on October 26, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    The San Antonio Spurs will look to bounce back from two losses in two nights to a pair of the best teams in the NBA when they square off against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday in the Alamo City. The Spurs (1-2) suffered setbacks at Denver and then at home to defending league champion The post Lakers, Spurs still rounding into form ahead of matchup appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PBA: We play physical not dirty, says Magnolia coach Victolero
    by ABS-CBN News on October 26, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Magnolia coach Chito Victolero maintained that despite their bruising title series with Talk 'N Text, they never intended to play dirty.

  • Maradona lawyer says late star's medical treatment 'very bad'
    by Agence France-Presse on October 26, 2021 at 12:50 pm

    Diego Maradona's former lawyer said the medical treatment given to his client was "very bad."

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tennis: Australian Open tiptoes around vaccination minefield
    by Ian Ransom, Reuters on October 26, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Australia is suffering a bout of hesitancy as it considers whether unvaccinated players should be allowed to compete at the Australian Open.

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

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

  • NBA: Struggling Nuggets hit road to face unbeaten Jazz
    by Field Level Media/Reuters on October 26, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Ahead of TNT-televised showdown with the Northwest Division rival Denver Nuggets in Salt Lake City, Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder made an admission.

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

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

  • Emma Raducanu’s search for new coach continues
    by mgiongco on October 26, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    US Open champion Emma Raducanu said on Sunday she is “optimistic” about finding a new coach before the Australian Open starts in January and will be relying on her own instincts at next week’s Transylvania Open in Romania. Raducanu, who stunned the sporting world when she won the Flushing Meadows title in September as a The post Emma Raducanu’s search for new coach continues appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Tier One Entertainment announces expansion to Japan
    on October 26, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    Tier One Entertainment, the gaming and esports entertainment pioneer and leader in Southeast Asia, announced its first foray outside the region by expanding its footprint to Japan. 

  • Signed Serena rookie card sold for record price at auction
    by mgiongco on October 26, 2021 at 11:32 am

    An autographed Serena Williams rookie card printed in 2003 has become the most expensive women’s sports card after fetching $44,280 at auction last weekend, New Jersey-based Goldin Auctions said. The previous record was $34,440 for a rookie card of former US soccer player Mia Hamm sold in June. Final Sale Price: $44,280 An all-time record The post Signed Serena rookie card sold for record price at auction appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Kevin Durant scores 25, Nets breeze past Wizards
    by mgiongco on October 26, 2021 at 11:23 am

    Kevin Durant scored 25 points and the Brooklyn Nets led virtually the entire way in a 104-90 victory over the visiting Washington Wizards on Monday night in New York. The Nets bounced back from getting outplayed in a 15-point loss to the Charlotte Hornets in Sunday’s home opener and turned in their best defensive showing The post Kevin Durant scores 25, Nets breeze past Wizards appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Ingram, Valanciunas help Pelicans hold off Timberwolves
    by mgiongco on October 26, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Brandon Ingram scored 27 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 22 points and 23 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans got their first victory of the season by defeating the host Minnesota Timberwolves 107-98 on Monday night. Devonte Graham added 21 points and Nickeil Alexander-Walker had 17 as the Pelicans bounced back from a 96-89 loss The post Ingram, Valanciunas help Pelicans hold off Timberwolves appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • MMA: Jenelyn Olsim excited to compete in Atomweight GP
    by ABS-CBN News on October 26, 2021 at 11:15 am

    Jenelyn Olsim bared she has always wanted to face Ritu "The Indian Tigress" Phogat to test herself against the premier wrestler of ONE Championship.

  • Trae Young, Hawks extend home success by beating Pistons
    by mgiongco on October 26, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Trae Young bounced back from a subpar shooting performance to score a season-high 32 points to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 122-104 win over the visiting Detroit Pistons on Monday. Young did most of his damage by driving to the basket and made 13 of 21 from the field. Only two of his baskets The post Trae Young, Hawks extend home success by beating Pistons appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

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

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

  • Cavaliers hold on to defeat Nuggets
    by mgiongco on October 26, 2021 at 11:05 am

    Jarrett Allen had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Kevin Love scored 22 points, and the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 99-87 on Monday night. Collin Sexton scored 14 points, Lauri Markkanen had 12 points and Evan Mobley amassed 10 points and eight rebounds for Cleveland. Jarrett Allen goes 10-11 from the field as The post Cavaliers hold on to defeat Nuggets appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

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

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

  • Australian Open tiptoes around vaccination minefield
    by mgiongco on October 26, 2021 at 10:57 am

    MELBOURNE – Torn between a love of sport, public health fears and Novak Djokovic’s Grand Slam record bid, Australia is suffering a bout of hesitancy as it considers whether unvaccinated players should be allowed to compete at the Australian Open. For officials tasked with making such decisions, the ball seems to be in everyone’s court The post Australian Open tiptoes around vaccination minefield appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PBA: With Barroca hampered, Magnolia hopes to get more from Jalalon
    by Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News on October 26, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Jio Jalalon was one of the heroes for Magnolia in its 106-98 triumph over TNT in Game 3 of the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup Finals.

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

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

  • Carlos Yulo to receive P750K special incentives for double medal feat at worlds
    by mgiongco on October 26, 2021 at 9:39 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Carlos Yulo is set to receive P750,000 in special incentives from the Philippine Sports Commission for his double medal feat in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships at Kitakyushu General Gymnasium in Japan. The PSC Board approved the granting of P500,000 for Yulo’s gold medal win in vault and P250,000 for his silver The post Carlos Yulo to receive P750K special incentives for double medal feat at worlds appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • Beijing Marathon postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19
    by mgiongco on October 26, 2021 at 8:44 am

    The Beijing Marathon has been postponed indefinitely after Sunday’s race was called off amid rising COVID-19 cases in China, the BBC quoted organizers as saying. Organizers said they were canceling next weekend’s race “in order to prevent the risk of the epidemic spreading (and) effectively protect the health and safety of the majority of runners, The post Beijing Marathon postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

  • PBA drops erring referee after ‘wrong call’ in Game 3 of PBA finals
    by mgiongco on October 26, 2021 at 7:23 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The PBA’s technical committee admitted that the foul whistled against TNT’s Brian Heruela on Magnolia’s Paul Lee in the second quarter of Game 3 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals was a “wrong call.” “We made a wrong call, we admit that. No excuses,” said Eric Castro, the league’s deputy commissioner, on The post PBA drops erring referee after ‘wrong call’ in Game 3 of PBA finals appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

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

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

  • Feels like America has accepted Formula One, says Hamilton
    by mgiongco on October 26, 2021 at 5:30 am

    Lewis Hamilton had to settle for second but Formula One’s most successful driver said Sunday’s US Grand Prix in Austin still felt like a breakthrough for his sport. The race day crowd of 140,000 at the Circuit of the Americas surpassed the 135,000 who attended the Indianapolis 500 in May, then the largest sporting event The post Feels like America has accepted Formula One, says Hamilton appeared first on Inquirer Sports.

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