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21 AND COUNTING

Sat, 10/15/2022 - 05:06
Blackwater knows exactly what Terrafirma is going through right now. "We've been in that situation last year," said coach Ariel Vanguardia after the Bossing pulled off a 93-86 triumph over the Dyip in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Commissioner's Cup on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. "I really feel [what we went through] last year through them."But all Blackwater could do was commiserate as it had to do its part in stretching Terrafirma's losing streak to 21 games---the second longest in league history. Holders of the record for longest slump at 29 straight losses, Blackwater came in looking to do more than just avoid being a trivia question in the future. Th...

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‘Big boys’ Bulldogs battleFalcons for fourth win

Sat, 10/15/2022 - 05:03
They're not grabbing headlines the way their counterparts in the UAAP women's competition are. But the National University (NU) Bulldogs certainly earned the right to join the "big boys" group in the men's tournament. "If you want to become a member of the big boys, you have to challenge yourself to prove that you're one of the big boys," coach Jeff Napa told his players before what turned out to be NU's biggest win so far in Season 85. "In order to compete, we have to keep up with the big boys for us to gain recognition." That 80-75 victory over defending champion University of the Philippines last Wednesday sure made everyone take notice. Now that they've gotten everyone's...

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Stags snap out of slump, whip Generals

Sat, 10/15/2022 - 05:00
5It took a playdate against a team that was also struggling but San Sebastian finally crawled out of its slump. The Stags clamped down on Emilio Aguinaldo College's double-double center and used a strong second half to breeze to a 78-61 victory on Friday in the NCAA Season 98 men's basketball tournament at San Juan Arena. San Sebastian checked a four-game slide and kept the hosts winless in the first round. "We had a four-game losing streak so we really needed this win so we can have momentum in the second round. We focused on our defense and our shots fortunately went in," Stags big man Jessie Sumoda said.Much of that defense was constructed around Generals' big man Allen L...

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Rice imports as of Sept rose 7.6% to 3M MT

Sat, 10/15/2022 - 02:12
The Philippines has imported nearly three million metric tons of rice as of September, according to data from the Bureau of Plant Industry, 7.6 percent more than the 2.8 million MT brought in for the whole of 2021. Vietnam was the main source, accounting for 82.5 percent of the total at 2.5 million MT, breaching last year's full-year import volume of 2.4 million MT. Myanmar came second with 203,879.280 MT, also higher than the 196,718.900 MT recorded last year. Thailand followed with 150,416.375 MT, also an increase from the 2021 volume of 131,256.500 MT. At present, imported rice is subject to the most favored nation (MFN) tariff rate of 35 percent both for in-quota and ...

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Coca-Cola PH ramps up output of recycling facility

Sat, 10/15/2022 - 02:10
The Philippine unit of beverage giant The Coca-Cola Company said on Friday that its first polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottle recycling facility in the country has begun operating at full capacity, a major transition to make their business in the country more sustainable and environment-friendly. Coca Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. (CCBPI) said their recycling plant, dubbed PETValue, in General Trias, Cavite, has gone full-throttle as of last month, and will be able to process approximately two billion pieces of used clear PET plastic bottles per year. "We aim to develop a circular economy, to eliminate waste through the continual use of these as valuable resources...

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Harry Potter’s Hagrid, Robbie Coltrane, dies aged 72

Sat, 10/15/2022 - 02:08
LONDON, United Kingdom --- Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, has died aged 72, his agent said on Friday. He also played a former KGB agent-turned-Russian mafia boss in two James Bond films -- "Goldeneye" (1995) and "The World Is Not Enough" (1999) -- with Pierce Brosnan. "My client and friend Robbie Coltrane OBE passed away on Friday, October 14," Belinda Wright said in a statement, calling him "a unique talent". Coltrane, who was born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950, in Rutherglen, near Glasgow, forged a career as an actor, comedian, and writer. On television, he starred alongside Emma Thompson in the cult BAFTA-winnin...

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Notify DOE of West Philippine Sea oil and gas exploration plans, firms told

Sat, 10/15/2022 - 02:04
Companies need to submit their work program to government regulators before undertaking any exploration activities in the West Philippine Sea, an official of the Department of Energy (DOE) said. Energy Undersecretary Giovanni Carlo Bacordo said this policy is aligned with the government's intention of maximizing indigenous resources in the country. "We are saying that the latest standing order is that the moratorium has been lifted and they can go on with our oil and gas exploration activities," said Bacordo on the sidelines of the Norway-Philippines Maritime and Energy Conference. "The companies will have to manifest their intention, give us their timelines, give us their [work...

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Head-scratching Wall Street rally fails to astound PH shares

Sat, 10/15/2022 - 02:02
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) gained 0.15 percent on Wednesday in a muted response to the dramatic Wall Street upset in favor of the bulls after the US Federal Reserve saw a faster than expected jump in inflation last month. The PSEi ended the session up 0.15 percent, or 9.11 points, to 5,904.75 while the broader All Shares Index added 0.41 percent, or 12.99 points, to 3,177.74. US stocks were whipsawed as Wall Street indices gained more than 2 percent after a selloff in response to the latest inflation print, leaving market experts perplexed. US inflation rose 8.2 percent in September, faster than than the 8.1 percent forecast, fueling worries the Fed wou...

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‘A man shall not bear the sins of his son’: NTF-Elcac backs Remulla amid son’s arrest

Sat, 10/15/2022 - 01:55
MANILA, Philippines --- The National Taskforce to End Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-Elcac) stands behind Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin "Boying" Remulla following the arrest of his son over alleged involvement in the importation of P1.3 million worth of kush or high-grade marijuana. The NTF-Elcac legal cooperation cluster said the sin of Remulla's son should not be pinned on the DOJ chief. "Nothing is more established in law and equity that a man shall not bear the sins of his son. To pin and smear Sec. Remulla for the actions of his son is to make him liable for the sins of his son -- an anathema to Biblical and legal principles. "The unrighteousness of his son is his son's al...

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