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Pacquiao tells voters to be discerning in fighting disinformation, choosing next leaders

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 15:33
MANILA, Philippines --- Presidential candidate Senator Manny Pacquiao on Monday told voters to use their discernment and intellect in fighting massive disinformation campaigns leading to the May 9 elections. In a press briefing, Pacquiao told voters to be wary of the usual practices of traditional politicians in getting ahead of their opponents in the elections. "Bayan, magpakatalino tayo. 'Wag tayo magpalinlang, 'wag tayo magpapaloko ulit kasi for how many years na dumaan ang eleksyon sa bayan, ilang dekada na rin ang lumipas, tumama ba tayo sa pinili nating kandidato? Umasenso ba tayo?" he said. (My countrymen, let's be wise. Don't be deceived, don't be fooled again becaus...

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NBA: Heat’s Jimmy Butler questionable, Kyle Lowry out for Game 1

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 15:28
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler is questionable to play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the visiting Philadelphia 76ers because of right knee inflammation, the team said Sunday. Butler wasn't alone in being listed as questionable for Monday's series opener, however. The top-seeded Heat also listed guards Max Strus (hamstring) and Tyler Herro (respiratory illness) and forwards P.J. Tucker (calf), Caleb Martin (ankle) and Markieff Morris (non-COVID illness) with that status. Guard Kyle Lowry, however, has been ruled out for Game 1 with a hamstring injury. Butler, 32, sat out Miami's first-round series-clinching win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 5 ...

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Villar vows to push for continuation, completion of Tayabas bypass road

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 15:24
A bypass road projected to be the fastest route from Lucena, Quezon to Batangas is now substantially completed, senatorial aspirant and former Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said as has vowed to push for the continuation and completion of the 6.05-kilometer Tayabas bypass road. "I am in support of DPWH's current efforts to continue the completion of this project. It also aims to decongest traffic within the town proper of Tayabas. In our effort to improve the lives of the Filipino people, we need this kind of infrastructure, and should be given top priority," Villar said in a statement. Once completed, Tayabas Bypass Road will be the fastes...

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Michelle Dee after Miss Universe PH 2022 journey: ‘This might not be the last’

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 15:15
Michelle Dee expressed admiration for Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Celeste Cortesi after she won the crown, describing her as a queen deserving of the title. At the same time, Dee may be hinting at another pageant run. Dee, who won as Miss Universe Philippines-Tourism 2022, spoke about her and Cortesi's friendship while showing their moment during the announcement of the winner of the Miss Universe Philippines title, via Dee's Instagram page today, May 2. "I have always believed that everything in life happens for a reason. As [Celeste Cortesi] and I gave our all to win the crown, in the end we always knew only one of us would win," she said. "No one can take her destiny away...

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PH manufacturing sustains growth despite higher production costs

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 15:09
Manufacturing output in the Philippines sustained robust growth in April amid economic reopening, but high production costs posed a risk, global intelligence firm S&P Global said on Monday (May 2). The Philippines' manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) further rose to 54.3 last April -- the highest since November 2017. It marked the third-straight month of growth---or PMI above 50---which S&P Global's report said reflected "a solid improvement in overall operating conditions." "Looser pandemic restrictions led to a stronger improvement in operating conditions across the manufacturing sector in the Philippines at the start of the second quarter," S&P Global ...

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Sotto says surveys and big rally crowds don’t guarantee victory in polls

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 14:55
MANILA, Philippines ---Vice presidential candidate Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Monday asserted that surveys and big campaign rally crowds do not guarantee a win in the elections. For Sotto, voters can still change their minds up until they cast their choices on the ballot. "Because of technology, in a matter of two or three days pwedeng mabaligtad pa ang isip ng mga kababayan natin. Merong ganun [Filipinos can still change their mind in a matter of two or three days]. I've seen it in the past. Not only in the presidential or vice presidential candidates but also in senatorial candidates and even in the local candidates," Sotto said. The veteran senator's statement ...

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UAAP: Malick Diouf gives Ateneo fits anew

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 14:53
MANILA, Philippines---University of the Philippines center Malick Diouf proved to be a thorn in the side of Ateneo. When the Senegalese big man was still with Centro Escolar University, he also dealt the Blue Eagles---who had Thirdy Ravena back then---a 77-74 defeat in Game 2 of the PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup Finals with 23 points and 16 rebounds three years ago. In a game where the post-season format was on the line, Diouf rose to the occasion with 18 points and 16 rebounds---including a key board off SJ Belangel's miss that prevented Ateneo from an outright finals berth. The victory snapped the Eagles' 39-game winning streak dating back to October 2018 with an 84-83 stunn...

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Isko Moreno greets Muslim Filipinos as they observe Eid Al-Fitr

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 14:46
Aksyon Demokratiko standard bearer Isko Moreno Domagoso on Monday greeted Filipino Muslims as they observe Eid al-Fitr or the end Ramadan -- a month of fasting under Islam -- at the Kartilya ng Katipunan Shrine near the Manila City Hall. "Ngayong araw, malugod namin kayong tinatanggap dito sa Kartilya. Hangad ko ang tagumpay ng inyong kahilingan sa ating may likha, naway biyayaan kayo ng inyong mga sakripisyong ginawa sa ilang linggong nakaraan tulad ng sinasabi ko sa hirap na pinagdaraanan ni Samira Gutoc na kasama ko sa pag-iikot sa buong Pilipinas," Moreno said in front of hundreds of Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr, one of the two most important Islamic celebrations. "So, m...

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AKKK Partylist wants better online connectivity for MSMEs

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 14:43
MANILA, Philippines --- New partylist Ang Kabuhayang Kayang Kaya (AKKK) #107 aims to improve digital connectivity which will enhance micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Mufaida "Muffy" Alonto-Macatoman, AKKK Partylist's first nominee, said that small businessmen who were able to access the internet were able to strive during the height of the pandemic. "Nung nagpandemya anong nangyari? Ang nagstrive lang po talaga ay marunong sa digitalization. The new business is online, you have the logistics," said Macatoman. "Ito ang dapat tignan natin especially on the upgrading ng internet connectivity." AKKK is joining the national polls this May to represent the M...

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B.League: Dwight Ramos, Toyama topple Mikawa

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 14:31
MANILA, Philippines --- Dwight Ramos tallied six points and six steals as Toyama Grouses took down the SeaHorses Mikawa, 81-78, in Japan B.League on Sunday at Toyama City Gymnasium. Ramos had a rough 3-of-10 shooting but he made up for his offensive struggle with his defense. He also collected three rebounds and two assists as they bounced back from an 84-70 defeat on Saturday. Joshua Smith propelled the Grouses with 27 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, while Brice Johnson had a double-double of 13 points, 12 boards, two steals and two blocks to arrest a two-game skid and improve to a 23-34 card. Meanwhile, Thirdy Ravena put up 16 points, three rebounds and two assists bu...

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Pacquiao leads groundbreaking of 2 Pacman Villages in Eastern Visayas

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 14:28
PROMDI presidential candidate Sen. Manny Pacquiao led the groundbreaking rites of two future sites of his "Pacman Village" projects in Eastern Visayas as he hopes to provide more free, decent, and disaster-resilient housing for poor Filipinos. Pacquiao said other Pacman Villages will also soon rise in the provinces of Bohol, Cavite, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Cebu, Cotabato, and Marawi City to augment his five Pacman Villages where more than 2,000 houses were built and given away for free to poor and homeless families in General Santos and Sarangani province. The Pacman Villages are located in General Santos City and in the towns of Malungon, Glan, Alabel and Maasim. During the g...

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‘Pachinko’ to return with season 2

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 14:26
Apple TV+ on Saturday confirmed the return of its Korean original series "Pachinko" with a second season. The period drama shows the life of a Korean family moving to Japan in the 20th century, presenting the universal story of immigrants throughout the world. Based on Korean American author Min Jin Lee's bestselling novel of the same name, the series depicts the life of a Korean woman named Sunja (played by Youn Yuh-jung and Kim Min-ha), who was born to a poor family in Busan and forced to migrate to Japan during the Japanese colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula in 1910 to 1945. "Words cannot express my joy in being able to continue telling the extraordinary story of this ...

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Robredo’s people’s campaign would prevail on D-Day despite surveys, says spox

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 14:23
MANILA, Philippines --- Even if there was little movement in Vice President Leni Robredo's survey numbers as of April, her spokesperson said on Monday that they are confident that the people's campaign would emerge victorious come May 9, election day. In a statement, Robredo's spokesperson Barry Gutierrez said that despite her losing one percentage point in Pulse Asia's latest polls, the numbers confirm Robredo's upward trajectory --- adding that the house-to-house campaign has shown how many people are now supporting the Vice President. "The latest Pulse survey conducted last April further confirms Vice President Leni Robredo's upward trajectory and momentum [...] The rema...

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Beijing concerned with rising North Korea tensions, envoy says in Seoul

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 13:58
    SEOUL -- Beijing is concerned about the tense situation on the Korean peninsula, China's Korean affairs envoy said as he arrived for talks in Seoul this week, adding that both the symptoms and root cause of tensions needed to be addressed. Amid stalled denuclearization talks, North Korea has conducted a flurry of weapons tests this year, from hypersonic missiles to intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). North Korea had not conducted an ICBM or nuclear weapons test since 2017. Officials in Seoul and Washington say there are signs of preparations for a new nuclear test. The "legitimate and reasonable concerns of all parties" need to be acknowledged fo...

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Jill Biden to meet with Ukrainian refugees during visit to Romania and Slovakia

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 13:55
    WASHINGTON -- First lady Jill Biden will visit Romania and Slovakia from May 5-9 to meet with U.S. service members and embassy personnel, displaced Ukrainian parents and children, humanitarian aid workers, and teachers, her office said on Monday On Sunday, celebrated as Mother's Day in the United States, Biden will meet with Ukrainian mothers and children who have been forced to flee their homes because of Russia's war against Ukraine, her office said. The wife of President Joe Biden will meet with U.S. military service members at Mihail Kogalniceau Airbase in Romania on May 6, before heading to Bucharest to meet with Romanian government officials, U.S. emba...

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Alyssa Valdez goes house-to-house to campaign for Leni Robredo in Parañaque

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 13:54
MANILA, Philippines --- Fresh from her women's national team training camp in Brazil, Alyssa Valdez went house-to-house in Paraaque on Sunday to campaign for Vice President Leni Robredo in her presidential bid in the May 9 polls. The three-time Premier Volleyball League MVP visited barangays in Paranaque, joining a group of volunteers to encourage support for Robredo and her running mate Kiko Pangilinan. Valdez was with her Creamline teammate Risa Sato and assistant coach Karlo Santos and former Ateneo Blue Eagles' middle blocker Josh Villanueva. Pinoy Big Brother host Bianca Gonzales, wife of retired PBA player JC Intal, shared the former Celebrity housemate's house-to-hous...

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Explainer: Russia swerves to avoid default: what is next?

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 13:53
    NEW YORK -- Russia may have averted default as it announced it had made several overdue payments in dollars on its overseas bonds, shifting the market's focus to upcoming payments and whether it would stave off a historic default. Russia's $40 billion in international bonds and the chance of a default have become the focus of global financial markets since it was hit with sanctions from the United States and its allies after its invasion of Ukraine in late February. Dubbed a "special military operation" by Russia, the invasion has turned Russia into a pariah, including in financial markets, and has entangled its ability to pay its debts. The chance of def...

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2 dead in Northern Samar town fire

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 13:50
CATARMAN, Northern Samar----Two persons died after being trapped in a fire on Monday, May 2, in Barangay Talisay, Catarman town. Senior Inspector Darwin Orsolino, Catarman fire marshall, said the fire started around 4:30 a.m. at the residence of spouses Manuel and Rosanie Bautista. The couple's 18-year-old daughter and 10-year-old grandson were still sleeping and failed to get out. "The daughter woke up and shouted for help but were unable to get out of the house because the fire was already huge," Orsolino said. The fire also burned down the nearby residence of spouses Delfin and Marites Oronos. The fire was extinguished at 5:45 a.m. Fire investigators have yet to ...

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Setback for Shanghai’s COVID-19 battle; Beijing focuses on mass testing

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 13:50
  SHANGHAI/BEIJING -- China's commercial capital of Shanghai was dealt a blow on Monday as authorities reported 58 new COVID-19 cases outside quarantine areas while Beijing pressed on with testing millions of its people on a May Day holiday few were celebrating. Tough coronavirus measures in Shanghai have stirred rare public anger, with millions of the city's 25 million people confined indoors for more than a month, some sealed inside fenced off residential compounds, and many struggling to secure daily necessities. Shanghai residents breathed a sigh of relief at the weekend on news that no cases had been confirmed outside quarantine areas for two days, but bad news cam...

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Tears and chocolates as New Zealand opens its borders to 60 more countries

Mon, 05/02/2022 - 13:48
    WELLINGTON -- New Zealand welcomed thousands of travelers from around the globe on Wednesday as the country opened its borders to visitors from around 60 nations including the United States, Britain and Singapore for the first time since COVID-19 hit in early 2020. Maori cultural performers sang songs at the arrivals gate in Auckland and travelers were handed popular locally made chocolate bars as the first flights came in from Los Angeles and San Francisco. Friends and family hugged and cried as people were reunited for what was for some the first time in more than two years. Garth Halliday, who was waiting at the airport for his son, daughter-in-law and...

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