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NBA: Celtics rout Bulls for season-high 7th straight win

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 15:00
NBA Scores, News, Schedules CHICAGO --- The Boston Celtics enjoyed their break and were ready to get back to work. The NBA leaders got the job done in another convincing win. Derrick White scored 28 points, Jayson Tatum added 25 and the Celtics won their season-high seventh straight game, beating the Chicago Bulls 129-112 on Thursday night. White and Tatum each made five of Boston's 23 3-pointers. Jaylen Brown scored 21 points, and the Celtics came away with another convincing victory after pounding Brooklyn by 50 prior to the All-Star break. READ: NBA: Celtics crush Nets, extend win-streak to six Boston went from leading by 16 to trailing by three at halftime before regaini...

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NBA: Jokic’s latest triple-double gives him at least one vs every opponent

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 14:54
NBA Scores, News, Schedules DENVER --- Nikola Jokic became the third player in NBA history to record at least one triple-double against every opponent in the league, going 10-for-10 from the floor and finishing with 21 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists in the Denver Nuggets' 130-110 win over the Washington Wizards on Thursday night. Michael Porter Jr. had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the defending champion Nuggets, who returned from the All-Star break and snapped a three-game skid. Jokic's triple-double was his 16th this season, second in the league to Domantas Sabonis' 19. LeBron James and Russell Westbrook are the other players with a triple-double against every opponent. ...

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NBA: Steph Curry, Warriors beat Lakers team missing LeBron James

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 14:49
NBA Scores, News, Schedules SAN FRANCISCO--- Stephen Curry scored 32 points, hitting six 3-pointers, and had eight assists, leading the Golden State Warriors past a Los Angeles Lakers team missing LeBron James 128-110 on Thursday night as both returned from the NBA All-Star break. With his 6,000th career assist, Curry became the eighth player in NBA history with at least 23,000 points and 6,000 assists --- joining James, Russell Westbrook, Kobe Bryant, James Harden, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West and John Havlicek. Curry made nine of his initial 12 shots with five 3s for 25 points by halftime after scoring 16 in the opening period. He had five straight shortly before halftime as ...

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Kaila Estrada has no time for love: ‘Right now it’s not a priority’

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 14:42
Kaila Estrada said she is currently not looking for love, as she stressed it could be a "distraction" to her blossoming acting career. Sitting down for "On Cue," the "Linlang" breakout star was asked if she has time for love considering she is currently occupied with projects here and there, and more could be on the way after she signed her first contract with ABS-CBN. "No, I feel like my priority right now is really my career. I feel like I don't want to be distracted so parang hindi ko pa siya ginagawan ng time at the moment talaga," she replied. When asked if love could serve as a "distraction" if she has one, Estrada answered candidly, "At the moment, it could be. I know...

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NBA: Pelicans pound Rockets behind Zion Williamson’s 27 points

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 14:41
NBA Scores, News, Schedules NEW ORLEANS --- Zion Williamson had 27 points and nine assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the struggling Houston Rockets 127-105 in the NBA on Thursday night for their eighth victory in nine games. "We know what the stakes are," said Williamson, who --- if he remains healthy --- is on track to compete in his first NBA playoff games this spring. The latest victory improved the Pelicans to 34-22, good for fifth in the Western Conference. READ: NBA: Zion Williamson leads Pelicans past Wizards Williamson, who has missed most of his first four seasons with injuries, has played in 45 games this season, leads New Orleans in points per game wi...

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DOTr invites bidders for Laguindingan Int’l Airport upgrade, operations

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 14:23
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has invited bidders for the improvement, expansion, operations, and maintenance of the Laguindingan International Airport in Misamis Oriental. The DOTr launched on February 22 the Swiss challenge, or comparative bidding process, after receiving the unsolicited proposal for the airport's privatization, which would be carried out through a public-private partnership or PPP. READ: PH seeks rival offers for Bohol, Laguindingan airport upgrades In a statement Friday, the agency said that after the proposal was submitted to the DOTr and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, the National Economic and Development...

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NBA: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander powers Thunder past Clippers

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 14:22
NBA Scores, News, Schedules OKLAHOMA CITY --- Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 31 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Clippers 129-107 on Thursday night in a matchup of NBA Western Conference contenders. Lu Dort added 19 points, Jalen Williams had 18 and Chet Holmgren 17 for Oklahoma City. The Thunder shot 55.6% from the field, made 17 3-pointers and blocked 12 shots. "We came out with a great edge," Oklahoma City coach Mark Daigneault said. "Certainly slipped up a couple of times during the game but course-corrected very well and played a pretty complete 48 (minutes)." READ: The NBA season stretch run has arrived. Time for playoff push The Thunder won th...

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NBA: Doncic scores 41 to help Mavericks beat Suns for 7th straight win

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 14:18
NBA Scores, News, Schedules   DALLAS--- The longest winning streak of the season for the Dallas Mavericks coincides with a tie for the longest stretch of games together for the star pairing of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. Doncic scored 41 points, Irving had 29 and the Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 123-113 on Thursday night, extending their winning streak to seven in both teams' return from the NBA All-Star break. Dallas pulled even with Phoenix in the standings at 33-23 and took the head-to-head tiebreaker with a 2-1 record in a pairing of teams battling for a guaranteed spot in the playoffs. READ: NBA: Kyrie Irving, Luka Doncic carry Mavericks past Spurs Doncic h...

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NBA: Tyrese Haliburton stars in Pacers victory over Pistons

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 14:11
NBA Scores, News, Schedules INDIANAPOLIS--- All-Star point guard Tyrese Haliburton had 25 points and 13 assists to help the Indiana Pacers beat the NBA-worst Detroit Pistons 129-115 on Thursday night. Coming off a 32-point night Sunday in the NBA All-Star Game on his home floor at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Haliburton had his 15th game of the season with at least 25 points and 10 assists. "Today is the best I've felt and best I've moved (in a while)," said Haliburton, who had a hamstring strain in January. "I think everybody who is really paying attention to how I look, I think that everybody can agree with that. That's a relief. But I want to maintain that as time goes on." READ...

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NBA: Jalen Brunson, Knicks spoil Kyle Lowry’s 76ers debut

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 14:04
NBA Scores, News, Schedules PHILADELPHIA --- Jalen Brunson heard "MVP!" chants each time the New York Knicks All-Star stepped to the free-throw line. The former Villanova All-American signed dozens of autographs before the game --- many for fans wearing his old college jersey. Spike Lee wore Brunson's Knicks gear from his baseline seat and the filmmaker was as animated as he would have been while sitting in his familiar spot at Madison Square Garden. But this was in Philly --- even though cheers for the Knicks and their team colors inside the arena made it seem like a stand-in for Madison Square Garden. READ: NBA: All-Star bound Brunson scores 40 to lead Knicks past Pacers B...

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QC is 1st Asian city for Temasek’s OASIS schoolyards project

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 14:02
MANILA, Philippines --- Transformation programs under the OASIS Schoolyards Project will be piloted in three public elementary schools in Quezon City, the local government announced Friday. TheDiosdado P. Macapagal Elementary School, Manuel L. Quezon Elementary School, and Placido Del Mundo Elementary School were chosen based on their comparative vulnerability to heatwaves and flooding, and the availability of open space within the school and surrounding neighborhood, it explained. OASIS Schoolyards was originally conceived and implemented by the city of Paris as part of the Paris Resilience Strategy to address the urgent challenges of climate change in urban areas, with a focus on...

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NBA: Magic reserves shine in win over Cavaliers

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 13:54
NBA Scores, News, Schedules CLEVELAND--- Moritz Wagner had 22 points, his younger brother, Franz, added 14 and the Orlando Magic returned from the NBA All-Star break to beat Cleveland 116-109 on Thursday night, handing the Cavaliers just their third loss in 21 games. The Cavaliers, who have been the NBA's hottest team since mid-December, played without leading scorer and All-Star Donovan Mitchell. But that was no excuse as an inexperienced but improving Orlando team simply outplayed Cleveland from start to finish. The Magic were tougher, stronger and more focused. https://twitter.com/OrlandoMagic/status/1760856653736312975 "The real teams start to play now," said Mori...

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PDEA seizes P3.4M ‘shabu’ in Cavite bust

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 13:41
LUCENA CITY, Quezon City, Philippines --- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and local police seized on Thursday, February 22, more than P3.4 million worth of "shabu" (crystal meth) and arrested an alleged big-time trafficker in Bacoor City, Cavite. In a report on Friday, the PDEA--Region 4A identified the suspect as alias "Alim," who was classified as a "high-value" target in the government campaign against illegal drugs. The report said the suspect was arrested at 1:35 p.m. in a buy-bust operation by PDEA agents and local police officers at the parking lot of a shopping mall in Barangay Molino II. The suspect was caught in possession of 500 grams of suspected sh...

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House lawmaker: Quiboloy must attend SMNI inquiry

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 13:28
  MANILA, Philippines --- Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC) founder and televangelist Apollo Quiboloy must obey Congress' subpoenas and attend hearings. House Senior Deputy Speaker Aurelio Gonzales Jr. issued the reminder to the beleaguered sect leader, stressing that even a self-proclaimed "Appointed Son of God " is not above the law. Gonzales said Quiboloy should attend the March 12 hearing of the House committee on legislative franchises, which investigates alleged violations of KJC-owned Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI). READ: Quiboloy's camp receives Senate subpoena SMNI officials have maintained that Quiboloy is not affiliated with the network, but la...

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Dominic Roque wasn’t given a gas station—gas company

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 13:22
The management of the gas company that was being mentioned in the "benefactors" allegations against Dominic Roque has spoken up, dismissing "false information" that the actor---who is also its brand ambassador---was given one of its gasoline stations. "Cleanfuel strongly condemns the false accusations that involve its brand ambassador, Dominic Roque," the company said in a statement released through its official Instagram page on Tuesday, Feb. 20. "To answer the misleading reports and false information circulating over social media, we are categorically denying the allegation that Mr. Roque was given a Cleanfuel gasoline station," it continued. While it did not immediately s...

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INQToday: Quiboloy’s camp receives Senate subpoena

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 12:33
https://youtube.com/live/TbMG4cuOabQ Here's a quick roundup of today's top stories: Quiboloy's camp receives Senate subpoena The camp of Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KJC) sect leader and an accused sex offender, Apollo Quiboloy, already accepted the Senate subpoena on Thursday. The office of Senator Risa Hontiveros reported on Friday that KJC legal counsel Marie Dinah Tolentino Fuentes had received the subpoena for theembattled televangelist. Senate urged: Invite VP Sara to shed light on gun allegation Senators should invite Vice President Sara Duterte to shed light on an allegation made during a Senate inquiry on Monday that she and her father, former President Rodrigo Duterte...

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300 nursing graduates hired to fill nurse gap, says Palace advisory council

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 12:26
MANILA, Philippines---At least 300 nursing graduates with no professional licenses had been hired under a new government program to fill the gap in nurses, said a Palace advisory body on Friday (Feb 23). Positions called Clinical Care Associates (CCA) had been created to be filled by nursing graduates who have not passed the board exams yet, according to the Private Sector Advisory Council (PSAC). In 2023, President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the PSAC, the Department of Health and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) which would give work to yet unlicensed nursing graduates. READ: Government launches Cl...

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Alarcon is new Nueva Caceres archbishop

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 12:18
GUINOBATAN, Albay --- Pope Francis has elevated Father Rex Andrew Alarcon, 53, as the new archbishop of the Archdiocese of Caceres, succeeding the retiring Rolando Octavus Tria Tirona. Alarcon, who was appointed bishop of Daet in January 2019, was ordained as a priest for the Archdiocese of Caceres on Nov. 9, 1996. He then became an assistant parish priest at St. John the Evagelist in Naga City. A year later, and for almost three years, he served as a private secretary to then archbishop Leonardo Legaspi. READ: Pope appoints new Daet bishop He obtained a licentiate in church history after studying at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome from 1999 to 2001. Al...

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Toni Rose Gayda reveals Vic Sotto tried to court her

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 12:09
Former "Eat Bulaga" host Toni Rose Gayda shared that Vic Sotto, aka Bossing, expressed his desire to court her during the time they were both on the noontime show. Sitting down with Julius Babao on Thursday, Feb. 22, the TV personality revealed that she didn't allow the "Enteng Kabisote" actor to court her given that she knew how hard it was to be in a relationship with a co-worker. "Hindi ko pinayagan," she said. "Maybe, ganon (nagparamdam) konti. Pero kasi mahirap kung karelasyon mo 'yung kasama mo mahirap lalo for me kasi nga sabi ko selosa ako," Gayda was a mainstay host on the Philippines' longest-running show for almost 18 years, but she left the reality program in 201...

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Palace didn’t object to hike in premium, says PhilHealth chief

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 12:09
MANILA, Philippines---The Office of the President did not object to the five percent increase in premium of members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), according to PhilHealth chief Emmanuel Ledesma on Friday (Feb. 23). The state health insurer had announced the adjustment in premiums from four to five percent effective January this year in accordance with the Universal Health Care Act. READ: PhilHealth members' contribution hikes to 5% this 2024 "After very very thorough study on the premium increase, we pose no objection on the scheduled increase which was implemented on January first," Ledesma said, quoting a letter from Malacaang. Asked to comment o...

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