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Tech firm DFNN posts 884% EBITDA growth quarter-on-quarter in 2022

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 20:23
In line with DFNN's projections in the second half of 2021, revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2022, increased by 81.3% to 283.7 million compared to 156.5 million in the same period last year, posting an increase of 127.3 million. EBITDA stood at 95.8 million versus a loss before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization of 12.2 million for the same period last year, an increase of 108 million, an impressive growth rate of 884.2%. Revenue from share-based income generated from interactive technology platforms for the three months ended March 31, 2022, increased by 116.6%. Total revenue in this category amounted to 229.3 million for the three-month period ended Marc...

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UAAP: UP rookie Carl Tamayo attributes early success to hard work

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 20:16
MANILA, Philippines --- Carl Tamayo worked his way to accomplish a tremendous rookie year and an epic title success for University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 84 men's basketball tournament. "Hard work lang talaga. Every day, kahit anong situation, nagka-pandemic, hindi ako tumigil. Gumawa ako ng paraan para ma-improve ko 'yung skills ko as a player. 'Yun lang naman lagi, talagang 'wag titigil," said the Rookie of the Year after UP's dramatic 72-69 conquest over Ateneo in the winner-take-all Game 3 on Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. "Sobrang blessed ko. Lahat ng hard work, nag-pay off. Walang personal goal, talagang ginagawa ko lang lahat para maipanalo 'yung team." ...

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SEA Games: Philippines’ Kurt Barbosa retains taekwondo gold

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 20:13
MANILA, Philippines -- Kurt Barbosa lived up to the expectations as he retained his gold in the male kyorugi under 54kg of the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday at Tay Ho Gymnasium in Vietnam. Barbosa, a 2020 Tokyo Olympian, got the best of Thailand's Panachai Jaijula with a masterful 16-7 win in the final to deliver a gold medal for the Philippine Taekwondo team. The National University standout edged Indonesia'sReinaldy Atmanegara, 44-42, in the semifinal to forge a gold medal match against the Thai He also dominated hometown bet Ngoc Lam Duong, 31-10, in the quarterfinal earlier. Barbosa also ruled the finweight division in 2019 SEA Games, beating Atmanegara in the...

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SEA Games: After escaping Thais, Gilas Pilipinas whips Cambodia

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 20:08
MANILA, Philippines---After opening with a close call against Thailand, Gilas Pilipinas had no trouble in easing past an overmatched Cambodia side, 100-32, Tuesday in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam. Gunning for a 14th straight men's basketball gold, the Philippines wasted no time in asserting its dominance. The Filipinos unleashed a 52-11 surge to put the game beyond reach in just two quarters as Gilas took a commanding 57-17 lead at the half. LeBron Lopez led the way with 17 points, 11 coming in the first half. Gilas kept its foot on the gas pedal and held Cambodia to just six points in the third quarter to further extend its advantage. The Nationals...

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Walmart sounds the inflation alarm, and its stock tumbles

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 20:01
Inflation is weighing on everyone — even the world's biggest stores.
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Man posing as Marcos spox revealed to be an inmate in Bilibid — Guevarra

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 20:00
MANILA, Philippines ---A scammer posing as Vic Rodriguez, spokesperson of presumptive president Ferdinand Marcos Jr., wassuccessfully tracked down right inside the New Bilibid Prison (NBP), said Secretary of Justice Menardo Guevarra on Tuesday. Guevarra identified the suspect as Ryan Ace Castillejo, who he revealed was already serving a sentence in the NBP for two counts of theft. "Confirmed; suspect was traced by the NBI special action unit at the NBP maximum security compound where he's serving sentence for two counts of qualified theft," said Guevarra in a message to reporters. "Found in his possession were a mobile phone and notebooks containing names of possibly past or pro...

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Thinking about selling your home? This may be the time

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 19:51
Home prices are at record highs and still rising, but there are some early indications that the market may be starting to cool. For sellers looking to get top dollar for their home, the time to sell is now.
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For Alexa Ilacad, she and KD Estrada are ready for stardom

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 19:50
Believing that they have what it takes to be a love team to watch out for, young actress Alexa Ilacad also feels that she and onscreen partner KD Estrada are already ripe for stardom, more so now that they are being officially launched as KDLex. The two became popular as housemates in the "Pinoy Big Brother" Kumunity Season 10. "This is what we want. We are aiming for excellence, nothing less. Of course, we are ready for greater things, with what's to come. Stardom? Yes. I think that we do have what it takes. We continue to hone our skills, hone our craft, so why not?" Alexa said during the live face-to-face press conference and celebrity screening of iWantTFC's original series "Ru...

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Metro Manila, other parts of Luzon will still see rain, cloudy skies – Pagasa

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 19:48
MANILA, Philippines --- Overcast skies and rain would persist in several parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, on Wednesday due to the southwesterly surface wind flow, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. "Itong nasa western side ng Northern and Central Luzon: Ilocos Region, Zambales, Bataan kasama rin 'yung Pampanga, Bulacan, Calabarzon, at Ka-Maynilaan, inaasahan natin na magiging maulap ang kalangitan na malaki ang tiyansa ng pagulan lalo na sa hapon hanggang sa gabi dulot ng tinatawag nating southwesterly surface wind flow," said Pagasa weather specialist Obet Badrina. (Areas on the western side of Northern and Ce...

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Arsenal's wait for Champions League return likely to continue after 'disaster' against Newcastle

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 19:46
If last week's Premier League defeat against Tottenham Hotpsur was damaging, over the course of 90 minutes against Newcastle on Monday, Arsenal's Champions League hopes were all but extinguished.
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UAAP: Eya Laure, UST fend off Adamson for 4-2 record

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 19:36
MANILA, Philippines---University of Santo Tomas got back on track and snapped Adamson's three-game winning streak, 12-25, 25-19, 25-22, 18-25, 15-9, to gain solo third in the UAAP Season 84 women's volleyball tournament on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena. The Golden Tigresses got a huge boost from the error-plagued Lady Falcons, who committed three errors in a 5-0 spurt that put UST at match point, 14-8, in the fifth set. Lucille Almonte kept Adamson alive with a hit but Eya Laure made sure to seal the win with a kill. "Whatever happened in the first four sets, we throw all that away. The most important is the fifth because like I said before in our previous matches, it's all abo...

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Arrest made in a shooting at Korean-owned hair salon that police said may have been motivated by hate

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 19:28
An arrest has been made in connection with a shooting last week at a Korean-owned hair salon in Dallas, police there said early Tuesday, one of three recent attacks on area Asian-run businesses that authorities have said may be connected and motivated by hate.
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As she turns 33, Kris Bernal reflects on human nature

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 19:27
Actress Kris Bernal spoke about what human nature is on her birthday today, May 17, as she celebrates life and its pitfalls. Dressed in an all-black outfit for her birthday photo shoot, Bernal shared her thoughts via her Instagram page today. The shoot was conducted at and by Happy Studios. "No one is perfect, don't fall for this illusion," Bernal declared. "We tend to relentlessly strive toward the concept of plain black and WHITE, RIGHT and wrong, left and RIGHT. Charge me of multiple crimes. I am guilty. As I celebrate my 33 years of existence, I want to debunk this damaging myth." "We are all human. We make mistakes. We sin. Our sins don't make us less as a person --- it hum...

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Food delivery riders lament lack of fuel subsidy, says transport coalition

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 19:25
MANILA, Philippines --- The representative of food delivery riders decried the sector's underrepresentation in the recipients of fuel subsidies by the government. Charles Punsalang, who represents food delivery and motor taxi riders in the National Public Transport Coalition (NPTC), said thousands of riders have yet to receive their fuel subsidy. "Yung mga ayuda po natin, ang daming food delivery riders na hanggang ngayon ay umiiyak ... dahil ni singkong sentimo hindi sila nakatanggap," Punsalang said in a press briefing in Manila. (As for the cash aid, so many food delivery riders are crying until now... because they have not received even a centavo of aid.) Punsalang also p...

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‘Magic 12’ proclamation set on May 18, says Comelec

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 19:19
MANILA, Philippines --- A mix of neophyte, returning, and reelectionist senators are set to be proclaimed as winners in this year's elections on Wednesday in Pasay City. The Commission on Elections, sitting as the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), approved Tuesday a recommendation of the supervisory committee to proceed with the proclamation of the winning senatorial candidates on May 18. The 12 senatorial candidates to be proclaimed were the following: Robin Padilla - 26,612,434 votes Loren Legarda - 24,264,969 votes Raffy Tulfo - 23,396,954 votes Sherwin Gatchalian - 20,602,655 votes Francis Escudero - 20,271,458 votes Mark Villar - 19,475,592 votes ...

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India offered to help fix the global food crisis. Here's why it backtracked

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 19:19
A month ago, as Russia's war in Ukraine pushed the world to the brink of a food crisis, India's prime minister Narendra Modi offered to help countries facing shortages.
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SEA Games: Sam Catantan, fencing team claim women’s team foil silver

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 19:13
  MANILA, Philippines -- After winning gold in the individual foil, Sam Catantan led the Philippine fencing team's silver medal finish in the women's team foil of the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday at Hanoi Indoor Games Palace in Vietnam. Catantan, Maxine Esteban, Wilhemina Lozada, and Justine Gail Tinio yielded to Singapore in the final, 33-28, settling for a silver medal. The quartet unleashed its dominance in the semifinal with a 45-26 rout of Thailand, earlier. Esteban, Catantan, Lozada, and Tinio placed third in the 2019 edition, sharing the bronze with Thailand. Two days ago, Catantan won the gold in the women's individual foil. Meanwhile, the Phil...

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Proclamation of winning partylist groups on hold to wait for Lanao del Sur votes

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 19:06
MANILA, Philippines --- The proclamation of winning partylist groups was put on hold to wait for the voting results in Lanao del Sur where special elections in some areas will be held. The supervisory committee of the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) recommended that the proclamation of the winning partylist groups be put on hold as the results from Lanao del Sur "will greatly affect the determination of the winning partylist groups and the number of seats to which each is entitled." "[It is recommended that] the proclamation for the winning partylist groups be done only after receipt of the results from the province of Lanao del Sur," the supervisory committee said. The Comm...

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Negros Occidental guv asks mayors to boost COVID-19 vax drive

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 19:02
BACOLOD CITY --- Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson urged the mayors of the province on Monday, May 16, to step up their COVID-19 vaccination drives since the elections were over. Seven local governments in Negros Occidental are under Alert Level 1, while 24 others will remain under Alert Level 2 from May 16-31, Lacson said. Sagay, Victorias, and La Carlota cities, and the municipalities of EB Magalona, Pulupandan, San Enrique, and Candoni remain under Alert Level 1. Bacolod City also remains under Alert Level 1 until the end of May. Negros Occidental still has the lowest vaccinated target population in Western Visayas, the Department of Health (DOH) in Western Vi...

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