Former top-ranked Kim Clijsters planning return to tennis

BRUSSELS --- Four-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters is planning another comeback. A mother of three, the Belgian who retired after the 2012 U.S. Open wants a new challenge, she told the WTA in an interview on its website on Thursday. The 36-year-old Clijsters, who started her professional career in 1997, took a first break from tennis in 2007. She returned after a 26-month hiatus and won the 2009 U.S. Open, becoming the first mother to win a Grand Slam title since Evonne Goolagong at Wimbledon in 1980. She successfully defended her title at Flushing Meadows in 2010, and her 2011 Australian Open victory returned her to the top of the rankings. She won her first G...

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Bea Alonzo Asked If Someone Has Already Replaced Gerald Anderson
Has Someone Taken the Spot of Gerald Anderson in the heart of Bea Alonzo? BEA ALONZO – The Kapamilya actress was asked if someone has already replaced actor Gerald Anderson in her heart. The breakup of Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson which unexpectedly came this year is one of the celebrity splits that took the […] The post Bea Alonzo Asked If Someone Has Already Replaced Gerald Anderson appeared first on Philippine News.
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Nationwide TV Ratings: ABS-CBN versus GMA (November 11 to November 15)
Here’s the nationwide TV ratings from November 11 to November 15. NATIONWIDE TV RATINGS – Here’s the nationwide television ratings of the shows from ABS-CBN and GMA from November 11 to November 15. AGB has a panel size of 1,980 homes “based solely in urban areas that represent only 57 percent of the total Philippine TV viewing […] The post Nationwide TV Ratings: ABS-CBN versus GMA (November 11 to November 15) appeared first on Philippine News.
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PAGASA – Sarah Enhanced Into Severe Tropical Storm
PAGASA – Sarah Enhanced Into Severe Tropical Storm PAGASA – State weather bureau PAGASA recently said that tropical cyclone Sarah recently enhanced into a severe tropical storm. The bureau said that it is currently packed with maximum sustained winds of about 95 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 115 kilometers per hour. According […] The post PAGASA – Sarah Enhanced Into Severe Tropical Storm appeared first on Philippine News.
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Sunshine Cruz Reacts To Kids Using Cruz Not Montano As Screen Name
Why Kids of Sunshine Cruz Uses “Cruz” As Screen Name Not “Montano” SUNSHINE CRUZ – The actress explained why her kids with Cesar Montano are using “Cruz” as screen name and not “Montano”. One of the controversial separation involving a celebrity couple is the breakup of Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz. Allegedly, the infidelity on […] The post Sunshine Cruz Reacts To Kids Using Cruz Not Montano As Screen Name appeared first on Philippine News.
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#WalangPasok: Class Suspension Declared In These Areas Today (Nov 21)
Class Suspension Declared In These Areas on Thursday (November 21) WALANG PASOK – Class Suspension has been declared by several local government units in different areas due to Tropical Storm Sarah. Over the past few days, Typhoon Ramon severely affects the weather condition in the country resulting to flash floods and landslides in different areas. […] The post #WalangPasok: Class Suspension Declared In These Areas Today (Nov 21) appeared first on Philippine News.
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BREAKING NEWS: 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Cotabato
Cotabato Hit by Earthquake with 4.2 Magnitude EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 4.2 magnitude quake in Cotabato today, November 21, 2019. Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different magnitudes. One […] The post BREAKING NEWS: 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Cotabato appeared first on Philippine News.
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Sarah intensifies to severe tropical storm
    MANILA, Philippines --- Tropical Storm Sarah intensified into a severe tropical storm, the state weather bureau said Thursday.   In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Sarah was last spotted at 425 kilometers east-northeast of Aparri, Cagayan or 340 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes.   Sarah also packed maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, and gustiness of up to 115 kph.   The severe tropical storm was also monitored moving north-northwest at 25 kph.   Pagasa said that due to changes in the...Keep on reading: Sarah intensifies to severe tropical storm
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Ariana Grande, Miranda Lambert, Shelton react to Grammy noms
LOS ANGELES --- Reactions from some of the nominees for the 62nd Grammy Awards: "I'm beyond shocked. I'm very, very surprised." --- Tanya Tucker, nominated for best country album for "While I'm Livin'," best country solo performance and best country song for "Bring My Flowers Now,"in an interview. "To be nominated for four awards in the 10th month of my debut year is beyond a dream come true. Thank you to my incredible team and everyone who has supported and believed in me along the way. Great to see such incredible talent nominated alongside me. I'm truly honored to be in the category with every artist nominated - see you in January!" --- Yola, nominated for best new artist, s...Keep on reading: Ariana Grande, Miranda Lambert, Shelton react to Grammy noms
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2 insect species classified as threatened as glaciers melt
  HELENA, Mont. --- The continued existence of two species of insects is in doubt because climate change is melting away the glaciers and year-round snowfields they depend on, U.S. wildlife officials said Wednesday.   The western glacier stonefly and the meltwater lednian stonefly found in the northern Rocky Mountains will be protected as threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said.   "We recognize the fact that this species is not doing well," agency spokeswoman Jennifer Koches said. "The primary threat to the habitat to both species is climate-change-induced."   The stoneflies li...Keep on reading: 2 insect species classified as threatened as glaciers melt
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Saudi king urges Iran to quit ‘harmful’ expansionism
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Arabia's King Salman urged arch-rival Iran on Wednesday to abandon an expansionist ideology that has "harmed" its own people, following violent street protests in the Islamic republic. A wave of demonstrations erupted in the sanctions-hit country on Friday after an announcement that petrol prices would be raised by as much as 200 percent with immediate effect. "We hope the Iranian regime chooses the side of wisdom and realizes there is no way to overcome the international position that rejects its practices, without abandoning its expansionist and destructive thinking that has harmed its own people," the king told the consultati...Keep on reading: Saudi king urges Iran to quit ‘harmful’ expansionism
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Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week!
The American Mega Millions lottery offers the biggest jackpot prize in the world: $208 million USD. That huge amount, which is up for grabs in Friday night's draw, has captured the attention of lottery fans all over the world and amazingly, the winner of this enormous prize could be someone from the Philippines. You may remember that Mega Millions awarded a $1.537 billion USD jackpot to a single, lucky winner in October 2018. As big as that jackpot was, it fell short of surpassing the Powerball's world record set in January 2016, when three lucky winners shared a $1.586 billion USD jackpot. The current jackpot is not yet setting records, but winning a $208 million prize would cert...Keep on reading: Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week!
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Greatest ever?
  Thirdy Ravena threw the ball in the air as the buzzer sounded and climbed up the LED board, before raising both hands in front of the Ateneo gallery. A familiar celebration, one he ended by celebrating with his teammates as confetti rained on the floor. It was a warranted show of joy. The Blue Eagles had chased an elite tag all season---not just champions; not just perfect. Greatest ever. They certainly forced the debate on that label after cementing a dream season with an 86-79 victory over University of Santo Tomas on Wednesday and completing a perfect run to the UAAP Season 82 crown at Mall of Asia Arena. And having previously offered the first two titles of ...Keep on reading: Greatest ever?
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‘Samgyetang’ (ginseng chicken soup) and other healing recipes from Seoul
  I am back from Kitchens of the World Seoul. Kitchens of the World are culinary journeys I design in partnership with Rajah Travel, alongside colleagues and dear friends who are culinary professionals from all over the globe. Here are recipes of some of the dishes we had on our trip. As I always say, I believe that learning a dish from the countries we visit makes the most lasting souvenirs. We were fortunate to have been allowed to use the facilities of the Seoul K-Medi Center, a multipurpose cultural complex that was established to promote a better understanding of Korean traditional medicine. The center is in the heart of Seoul's Yangnyeong Herbal Medicine Mar...Keep on reading: ‘Samgyetang’ (ginseng chicken soup) and other healing recipes from Seoul
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Gov’t clarifies Pogo tax
The Department of Finance and the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) have agreed that all Philippine offshore gaming operators (Pogos) and their service providers operating in the country are taxable under existing laws. However, the OSG said Pogos based abroad were not covered by Philippine tax laws, Solicitor General Jose Calida said in a letter to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III on Tuesday. "There is nothing in the [2018 OSG] legal opinion that states or even infers that all Pogos and their employees cannot be taxed," Calida told Dominguez. In the legal opinion, Calida said there were Philippine-based Pogos and foreign-based Pogos that engaged gaming agents and serv...Keep on reading: Gov’t clarifies Pogo tax
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Azkals rue missed opportunity vs Syria
DUBAI---THE Philippines walked away from Maktoum Bin Rashid Stadium with mixed emotions following a 1-0 defeat to leader Syria on Tuesday night in their Fifa World Cup and AFC Asian Cup qualifying clash here. The loss left a bitter taste, considering how easy they gave away the goal in the 23rd minute, but the Azkals are also taking plenty of encouragement at the way they stretched and pushed a quality side in Syria with their high-pressure and aggressive play in the second half. "It hurts the most because that might be our best performance [in the competition so far]," said Azkals coach Scott Cooper, whose team remained third in Group A with seven points, eight behind the unbeaten...Keep on reading: Azkals rue missed opportunity vs Syria
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A bite of Italy in Los Angeles
  It's a little bit of Italy in the vast expanse that is Los Angeles. Called, appropriately enough, Eataly, it's a mega food hall that sells everything Italian---from cheeses to pasta, from pizza to Lambrusco. Even just browsing around the various stalls can be a lot of fun. One stall sells extra-virgin olive oil flavored with various herbs, including oregano, basil, rosemary and garlic. Another sells linguine incorporated with black cuttlefish ink, while still another stall offers Offelle di Parona, delicate shortbread from the province of Pavia in Lombardy, made with olive oil. There are also fresh fruits and vegetables, many of them sourced from California, others...Keep on reading: A bite of Italy in Los Angeles
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Zubiri: Senate will ease up on budget probe-for now
  The Senate will hold further scrutiny on the Southeast Asian Games spending to rally behind Team Philippines in the biennial meet the country is hosting---so said Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri. "We at the Senate realized that we need to be united for the sake of the national athletes competing in the SEA Games," Zubiri said on Tuesday night during the send-off for the national arnis athletes. "But after the SEA Games, we continue," added Zubiri, the Philippine Eskrima Kali Arnis Federation chief. The questions from the public though keep coming. The latest? Why is the controversial P56-million cauldron located at New Clark City when the opening ceremonies will be held at...Keep on reading: Zubiri: Senate will ease up on budget probe-for now
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Plant-based breakfast taco, flower crab congee, fried Lung Guang chicken—chefs show off creativity in HK
  Hong Kong's vibrant food scene has hit a slump due to the student-led protests. Restaurants that were usually fully booked are now seeing vacant tables. Hope is not lost, however. The chefs are marching on and doing everything they can to keep the food scene alive. Recently, they gathered to hold "Off Menu," an event which paired them with some of the world's most celebrated F&B trailblazers to provide a rare dining experience. Organized by T. Dining, the three-day food fair took place at The Peak Galleria on Nov. 15-17. Each chef tandem was given a booth to serve original dishes highlighting a particular ingredient. Among the exciting matchups was Richa...Keep on reading: Plant-based breakfast taco, flower crab congee, fried Lung Guang chicken—chefs show off creativity in HK
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‘Premyo’ bonds to be launched on Nov. 25
Those who want to win up to P1 million in cash while also investing their hard-earned money, mark your calendars: the Bureau of the Treasury will launch the much-awaited "premyo" bonds on Monday, Nov. 25. In an advisory on Wednesday, the Treasury said the one-year premyo bonds would "provide individual investors, associations and cooperatives an opportunity to invest in government securities while giving them a chance to win cash prizes for a minimum investment of only P500." The launch will be held at the state-run Development Bank of the Philippines, one of the six joint coordinators of the upcoming bond sale. The other joint coordinators are Land Bank, BDO, China Bank, Philippin...Keep on reading: ‘Premyo’ bonds to be launched on Nov. 25
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Megawide upbeat on JV project with Udenna
Infrastructure and construction conglomerate Megawide Construction Corp. expects to unlock P3 billion in revenue as a general contractor of the Clark Global City (CGC) development, a 177-hectare master-planned, mixed-use development project of Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy. CGC is a project of Global Gateway Development Corp. (GGDC), which is part of Uy's property development arm Udenna Land. The group has broken ground for the project, which is envisioned to be a new metropolis that will decongest Metro Manila. At present, 47 hectares of the estate have been installed with what GGDC describes as a "world-class" and "disaster-ready" horizontal infrastructure, including 50-year ...Keep on reading: Megawide upbeat on JV project with Udenna
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Second chances
  Nobody from Letran's unyielding core was considered for a mythical selection in the men's basketball tourney of NCAA Season 95. But instead of retreating in a corner and licking their wounds, the Knights were fired up by that exclusion and worked their way to the award that mattered the most. "We didn't have anybody in the mythical team, but the championship trophy is the best award that this team has received," Letran coach Bonnie Tan said. The Knights downed the "four-peat" seeking San Beda Red Lions, 81-79, in the Game 3 finale of their titular showdown on Tuesday mostly fueled by grit and guts with a sprinkling of lucky breaks in the end. Except for ace poin...Keep on reading: Second chances
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PH shares dip on doubts over US-China deal
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index slid lower on Wednesday with sentiments weighed down by doubts over a trade deal between the United States and China. The PSEi declined 0.18 percent, or 14.08 points, to 7,898.06 while the broader all-shares index sank 0.26 percent, or 12.32 points, to 4,717.40. Investors took their cue from regional bourses, which weakened as US president Donald Trump threatened more tariffs on Chinese goods. The mining and oil subindex dropped the most as it lost 1.4 percent. Other losers were industrial, down 0.47 percent; financials, down 0.31 percent; and holding firms, down 0.24 percent. Property and services went up 0.4 percent and 0.003 perce...Keep on reading: PH shares dip on doubts over US-China deal
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Baked turkey, key lime pie, parmesan crisps: Ready for Thanksgiving
  Moist, flavorful and perfectly cooked. That's what distinguishes the baked turkey sold at Nic's in Quezon City and Makati. The restaurant owned by former fashion designer-turned-food entrepreneur Rina Go is named after her daughter Nicole Go Thorp, who has since taken a more active part in the business. Last week, the duo hosted a preview and tasting of some of their specialties in their Makati branch. Arranged on opposite ends of a banquet table were their best-selling parmesan wheat crisps, spicy smoked milkfish dip, brownie bars and a palate-cleansing Key lime pie. In the middle was the pice de rsistance, Maggie's East Coast Turkey with all the trimmings: bread stu...Keep on reading: Baked turkey, key lime pie, parmesan crisps: Ready for Thanksgiving
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TNT puts SMB Grand Slam bid in serious peril
  ANTIPOLO---TNT won an enthralling endgame shootout with San Miguel Beer on Wednesday night and booked the last twice-to-beat berth in the first round of the PBA Governors' Cup playoffs after a 114-109 victory at Ynares Center here. The KaTropa got the goods from import KJ McDaniels in the wild finish as TNT arrested a three-game slide to close out with an 8-3 record and bag No. 3 seeding while pushing the Grand Slam-seeking Beermen to a very precarious position in the quarterfinals. The TNT win meant that idle Barangay Ginebra slid to No. 4 and with a win-once bonus over the Beermen, who are going into the quarterfinals as the fifth seeds. McDaniels finished with 4...Keep on reading: TNT puts SMB Grand Slam bid in serious peril
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Good chefs come from good teachers
  Learning to cook starts at home, but it takes a lot of other things if one wants to work and excel in the food industry. More so, if one is aiming for a career overseas. At the media reception organized by the founders and directors of International School for Culinary Arts and Hotel Management (Iscahm) in Quezon City, executive director Norbert Gandler said the most important factor in becoming a chef is how good one's teachers are. Gandler---well known as the former executive chef of Mandarin Oriental Manila and who cofounded Iscahm in 2003---noted that his school's faculty roster comes from Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Canada, Japan and the Philippines. Its...Keep on reading: Good chefs come from good teachers
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Japanese health boosters
Because of my passion for food, I'm also very health-conscious. I'm willing to try anything that will help improve my health. Last week, in one of my food tours of Korea, we visited a ginseng center and were told about the benefits of a 6-year-old ginseng. I was very interested until I heard about the $3,000 price on the six-month supply box. Exercise na lang. I've tried a lot of things but the best I've invested in health-wise would be, first, my Japanese Kangen water machine. My cholesterol was borderline and my doctor said that if it didn't improve, I'd have to be on maintenance meds. A friend said, "Pare, water from Japan, try mo." After two months on this water, I had a ...Keep on reading: Japanese health boosters
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Man-made noise ‘global pollutant’ affecting many species
PARIS---It is well-known that human hubbub can have a negative impact on some animals, but a new study on Wednesday says the noise we make should be treated as a "major global pollutant."   "We found that noise affects many species of amphibians, arthropods, birds, fish, mammals, mollusks and reptilians," scientists at Queen's University Belfast said in the Royal Society's Biology Letters.   Human noise pervades the environment, from vehicles and industry in dense urban centers, to planes flying overhead, to oceangoing vessels whose propeller is thought to interfere with whale sonar communications and may be implicated in mass beaching as the disorientated animals l...Keep on reading: Man-made noise ‘global pollutant’ affecting many species
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The ‘happy surprise’ that exceeded Janine’s expectations
Wary of potential disappointment, Janine Gutierrez has gotten used to tempering her expectations when it comes to the projects or other career endeavors she takes on. So, when she was named best actress at the recent QCinema International Film Festival for her performance in Rae Red's noir-inspired movie "Babae at Baril," it came as a "happy surprise." "It's tough to have expectations, so I try not to think too far ahead. It's the same with television work. If there's a role or series I want, I keep it to myself," she told reporters at a recent block screening for the said action-drama film. "I attended the awards ceremonies in support of the team. Indie movies like this one...Keep on reading: The ‘happy surprise’ that exceeded Janine’s expectations
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LOTTO RESULT November 21, 2019
LOTTO RESULT November 21, 2019 – Draws for 6/49  SuperLotto, 6/42 Lotto LOTTO RESULT November 21, 2019 – Here is the official result of the 6/42 Lotto and 6/49 Super Lotto draw for today, Thursday, November 21, 2019. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or more commonly known as PCSO got five major lotto games – […] The post LOTTO RESULT November 21, 2019 appeared first on Philippine News.
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Senate wraps up plenary debates on proposed 2020 P4.1-trillion budget
MANILA, Philippines --- The Senate ended on Wednesday its plenary deliberations on the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020.   The Senate started the period of interpellations last week and closed it off with the plenary approval of the proposed budget of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) amounting to P237.99 billion.   During the morning session, the proposed budget of the Judiciary (P40.17 billion) breezed through the Senate with Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta himself appearing at the upper chamber.   The Senate also swiftly approved the proposed budgets of the Commission on Audit (P12.463 billion) and the Departm...Keep on reading: Senate wraps up plenary debates on proposed 2020 P4.1-trillion budget
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DOLE pushes e-payment of wages
To ensure workers are properly paid by their employers, the Department of Labor and Employment is mounting a campaign to encourage e-payment of wages.
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BSP to shift to forward-looking compliance monitoring for banks
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is set to adopt a more forward-looking compliance rating system in assessing the compliance of banks and other financial institutions in mitigating business risk.
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ADB hikes borrowing costs for DMCs
The Asian Development Bank will raise the cost of borrowing for developing member countries with higher incomes to boost its technical assistance fund.
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Bureaucratic ineptness undermines BBB
Passing the baton to the private sector to take the lead in bringing the Philippine government’s ambitious golden age of infrastructure to the finish line in the last remaining effective two years of the current administration’s life is a downright sneaky move.
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NGCP investing P463 billion for power grid
The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines is investing P463 billion in the next decade to transform the country’s power grid as the strongest in Southeast Asia.
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Philippines bond market contracts in Q3
The domestic bond market contracted in the third quarter of the year due to the reduction of government borrowings during the period, according to the latest Asia Bond Monitor of the Asian Development Bank.
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Index ends slightly lower as foreign funds unload
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index ?nished ? at yesterday, ending 0.18 percent, or 14.08 points lower at 7,898.06 as foreign selling continued to hound the market.
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FNI inks deal with Hong Kong firm
Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc. has inked a supply agreement with a Hong Kong-based company for the export of one million wet metric tons of nickel ore.
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TV5 expects turnaround with new strategic plan
TV5 Network Inc. expects a turn around in its business in the near term with the implementation of a new strategic plan, its top executive said.
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Term deposit rates fetch mixed results
Term deposits fetched mixed results yesterday as rates for the seven and 14-day tenors climbed, while the yield for the 28-day slipped slightly as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas decided to take a prudent pause by keeping interest rates unchanged last week.
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Britain's Lib Dems unveil 'stop Brexit' manifesto
LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain's Liberal Democrats launched their election manifesto on Wednesday, November 20, pledging to scrap Brexit and spend a so-called £50 billion "Remain bonus" on public services and narrowing inequality. The pro-European party, which has vowed to halt Britain's departure from the EU if it wins a majority, ...
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Aldin Ayo not going anywhere: ‘I love UST so much’
MANILA, Philippines---Aldin Ayo is here to stay. Ayo on Wednesday quickly squashed rumors that he is on his way out as University of Santo Tomas head coach. "I'm not leaving UST unless it's UST that doesn't want me anymore," said Ayo in Filipino after the Growling Tigers lost to Ateneo, 86-79, in Game 2 of the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball Finals Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. "I was aware of that (rumors) but all I can say is I love UST so much, I love the community. The reason why I transferred to UST is because I want to achieve personal growth and I got that." Ayo has been with three teams in the past five years starting with a lone season with Letran where he led...Keep on reading: Aldin Ayo not going anywhere: ‘I love UST so much’
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Duterte says he dismissed 3 cops over body camera extortion
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday revealed that he dismissed three police officers for allegedly extorting around P5 million from a bidder of body cameras to be used in the drug war. "In the police, the three majors were working on a body camera and they were arguing because of money. What else? Because of corruption. And so I said, fire them, dismiss them," he said in a speech at the 80th anniversary of the Department of National Defense at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. "If they do not want to be dismissed, just do not allow them to enter the camp. Just tell him, 'You are no longer a policeman.' 'Who said?' You say, 'Duterte.' 'I have not been inves...Keep on reading: Duterte says he dismissed 3 cops over body camera extortion
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Lana Del Rey, Lizzo, and Billie Eilish nab “Album of the Year” Grammy nomination
Here is a list of nominees in the major categories for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, which will be handed out January 26 in Los Angeles: - Album of the Year - Bon Iver, "i, i" Lana Del Rey, "Norman Fucking Rockwell!" Billie Eilish, "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" Ariana Grande, "thank u, next" H.E.R., "I Used To Know Her" Lil Nas X, "7" Lizzo, "Cuz I Love You (Deluxe)" Vampire Weekend, "Father Of The Bride" - Record of the Year, recognizing overall performance on a song - Bon Iver, "Hey, Ma" Billie Eilish, "Bad Guy" Ariana Grande, "7 Rings" H.E.R., "Hard Place" Khalid, "Talk" Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road...Keep on reading: Lana Del Rey, Lizzo, and Billie Eilish nab “Album of the Year” Grammy nomination
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Drug charges vs De Lima are true – Duterte
MANILA, Philippines --- If President Rodrigo Duterte is to be believed, the drug charges against detained Sen. Leila de Lima are true.   Duterte rehashed the allegations against De Lima, one of her fiercest critics in his brutal war on drugs.   He slammed human rights advocates who have condemned his anti-narcotics campaign that has killed over 5,000 mostly poor drug suspects.   "The greatest insult that I have received from these people is they refused to understand that the case against De Lima is true and accurate. They took the line of the left that she is a political prisoner," he said in a speech at the 80th anniversary of the Department of National Defense a...Keep on reading: Drug charges vs De Lima are true – Duterte
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Thirdy Ravena blazes own trail toward UAAP greatness
MANILA, Philippines---Thirdy Ravena went from being the younger brother to arguably one of the greatest Ateneo players of his generation. The Blue Eagles superstar etched his name as the league's only three-time Finals MVP after he led Ateneo to a sweep of University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 82 men's basketball Finals - doing it as his own man. Ravena, a one-time high school MVP, carried much hype heading into his first year as a Blue Eagle but his rookie season was largely forgettable, playing under the shadow of his older brother Kiefer. And it wasn't until Tab Baldwin's arrival that Ravena learned to play his game and realize his potential. "I think what happe...Keep on reading: Thirdy Ravena blazes own trail toward UAAP greatness
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Defense chief Lorenzana hails Duterte for soldiers’ pay hike
MANILA, Philippines - Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Wednesday thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for working on the pay increase of soldiers.   Speaking at the Department of National Defense's 80th anniversary rites at Camp Aguinaldo on Wednesday, Lorenzana said the pay hike "tremendously raised the military's morale and inspired them to do their jobs better."   The pay increase of soldiers was one of the campaign promises of Duterte before he was elected president in 2016.   Lorenzana said the biggest beneficiary of the salary raise of troops were the widows of the soldiers and officers who were killed in action.   "Their salary then wa...Keep on reading: Defense chief Lorenzana hails Duterte for soldiers’ pay hike
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