Why is there a Big Man crisis in the PBA?

Credit to Author: Michael Angelo B. Asis| Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 16:16:07 +0000

Mighty Sports is representing the Philippines in the Dubai Invitational Basketball Championship. They have Andray Blatche as a local, three imports in Renaldo Balkman, Mackenzie Moore and Jelan Kendrick. They also included college stars Thirdy Ravena, Isaac Go, Jamie Malonzo, Dave Ildefonso and the Gomez de Liano brothers, Javi and Juan. These are the best […]

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Evacuees appeal for cash aid

Credit to Author: Bernadette Tamayo| Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 16:15:48 +0000

BATANGAS: Evacuees housed at the provincial sports complex asked the government for financial aid to help them cope with their daily needs. Some senior citizens also requested milk, adult diapers and underwear while young mothers said they needed heavy-duty thermoses as well as undergarments. “Ang aming kailangan sa totong buhay eh pinansiyal (What we really […]

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Which one will the fountain bless?

Credit to Author: Monico Puentevella| Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 16:15:40 +0000

Buongiorno! Today, six weightlifters, four women and two men, will compete in the Rome World Championships for almost a week and try their best to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics this coming July. Headed by our Río Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz and Rio Olympian Nestor Colonia, hopefully, this time, we can get three or […]

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Economists see 2.9% inflation this year

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 16:15:13 +0000

THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported that economists have forecasted the country’s inflation to settle at 2.9 percent this year, matching 2.5-percent full-year projection but still within its 2- to 4-percent target. In its Fourth Quarter Inflation Report, the central bank said the latest figure was lower than the 3.1 percent in the September […]

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P6.42B collected from POGOs in 2019

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 16:14:49 +0000

Tax collections from online gaming operators and their service providers rose to P6.42 billion last year, the Department of Finance (DoF) reported on Sunday. In a statement, the Finance department said the amount was 169.74-percent higher than the collection of P2.38 billion from the Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGO) industry in the previous year. Broken […]

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Hong Kong Disneyland closes over China virus fears

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 12:10:21 +0000

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s Disneyland announced it was shutting its doors on Sunday until further notice over the deadly virus outbreak in central China, a day after city authorities classified the crisis as an emergency. The park said it was taking the step to protect “the health and safety of our guests and cast members,” […]

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Turkey quake death toll rises to 31

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 08:55:19 +0000

ELAZIG, Turkey: The death toll from a powerful earthquake which struck eastern Turkey rose to 31, officials said Sunday, as rescue efforts continued. The magnitude 6.8 quake hit on Friday evening, with its epicenter in the small lakeside town of Sivrice in Elazig province but also affected neighboring cities and countries. The Turkish government’s disaster and […]

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China reports 1,975 confirmed cases of new coronavirus, 56 deaths

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 03:13:37 +0000

BEIJING: Chinese health authorities announced on Sunday that 1,975 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, including 324 in critical conditions, had been reported in the country by the end of Saturday. During the past 24 hours, 688 new confirmed cases, 1,309 new suspected cases and 15 deaths from the disease — 13 […]

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Taal Volcano alert lowered to Level 3 

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 03:09:09 +0000

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) lowered the alert  status of Taal Volcano from Level 4 to 3 on Sunday. The agency said the volcano showed fewer signs of a hazardous eruption. Level 4 means that an eruption is imminent. There were fewer earthquakes, steam and gas emissions had weakened and ground deformation at […]

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El Nido in Huffpost’s list of top travel-friendly destinations

Credit to Author: THE MANILA TIMES| Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 02:52:44 +0000

The charming island of El Nido in Palawan was included in the list of travel-friendly destinations of 2020 compiled by Huffpost. In the list titled ’50 Awesome Solo Travel Destinations To Visit In 2020,’ El Nido ranked 24th. This was based on recommendations shared by travel bloggers and experts, according to Huffpost. It said that […]

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