Rizal enters semis; Bacoor forces decider

Rizal Xentromall slammed the door on Sarangani, 84-79, in overtime while Bacoor dragged Batangas into a deciding Game 3 following a 78-75 squeaker last Friday in the OKbet-MPBL (Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League) 4th Season presented by Xtreme at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
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SB19 at Jessi magsasanib-puwersa
Pasabog ang Head in the Clouds Arts and Music Festival dahil magpe-perform dito ang phenomenal boy group na pride ngayon ng Pilipinas, ang SB19. Bukod sa kanila ay performer rin sa naturang event ang South Korean/American artist na si Jessi. The post SB19 at Jessi magsasanib-puwersa first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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Lovi Poe As A Kapamilya: “A lot of dreams come true”
Lovi Poe is enjoying her stints in ABS-CBN Actress Lovi Poe is fulfilling her dreams as a Kapamilya star after she signed a contract with ABS-CBN last year. Lovi spent many years as a Kapuso. She did remarkable projects in GMA and she was known as one of the prime actresses of the network. However, ... Read more The post Lovi Poe As A Kapamilya: “A lot of dreams come true” appeared first on Philippine News.
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Senator Bong Revilla Receives Silver Play Button from YouTube
Senator Bong Revilla Achieves YouTube Silver Play Button for 200k Subscribers Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla shares he finally received the Silver Play Button from YouTube for achieving 200k subscribers. The senator shared his most recent accomplishment on Instagram. Because of his over 200,000 subscribers, Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. has won his YouTube Silver Play ... Read more The post Senator Bong Revilla Receives Silver Play Button from YouTube appeared first on Philippine News.
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Commuter Praises Terminal for Providing Electric Fan to Jeep Passengers
Commuter Praises Terminal for Providing Electric Fan to Jeep Passengers A commuter has praised and lauded a terminal for providing an electric fan to jeep passengers waiting for departure. The Facebook page “Premier Tutorial Childcare” has shared a photo of a terminal providing an electric fan to the jeepney passengers. The post circulates online and ... Read more The post Commuter Praises Terminal for Providing Electric Fan to Jeep Passengers appeared first on Philippine News.
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VIDEO: Vicki Belo Taps US Designer To Make Her “Queen Bee Belo” Christmas Tree
Vicki Belo Hires US Designer To Create Her Bongga Christmas Tree VICKI BELO – Celebrity doctor Vicki Belo commissioned Gitterville Studios, a company that is based in the U.S. to create her “Queen Bee Belo” Christmas tree. Jose Mari Chan’s Christmas songs are therefore practically everywhere starting on September first, and families start pulling out ... Read more The post VIDEO: Vicki Belo Taps US Designer To Make Her “Queen Bee Belo” Christmas Tree appeared first on Philippine News.
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Netflix CEO calls resisting ads a mistake
Netflix Inc NFLX.O co-founder Reed Hastings on Wednesday said he was “wrong” to resist ads for his streaming service. Hastings said Hulu proved streaming services could support advertising and offer consumers lower prices. “I wish we had flipped a few years earlier on it,” Hastings said during the New York Times DealBook summit. Netflix launched a lower-priced, ad-supported version of the […] The post Netflix CEO calls resisting ads a mistake appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Villamor GC: Ready for Masters return
No less than the country’s top pros have marveled at the transformation of the tight, challenging course into one true test of golf during the recent ICTSI Villamor Match Play Invitational.
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Foreign TikToker Dismays NAIA’s Lack of Card Payment Options
Foreign TikToker Laments Lack of Card Payment Options at NAIA A foreign national TikToker laments the lack of card payment options at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). A foreigner describes his experience at the Philippines’ international airport on the video-sharing app TikTok. In a video posted to TikTok by the Dutch user “Traveltomtom,” he expresses ... Read more The post Foreign TikToker Dismays NAIA’s Lack of Card Payment Options appeared first on Philippine News.
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AJ Raval Camp Asked About Her Rumored Child: “Babae o lalaki?”
Someone close to AJ Raval was asked about the rumor that she gave birth The camp of Viva actress AJ Raval was asked if her rumored child is a girl or boy after speculations surfaced that she gave birth. Veteran entertainment writer Cristy Fermin mentioned in her YouTube show that AJ got pregnant with her ... Read more The post AJ Raval Camp Asked About Her Rumored Child: “Babae o lalaki?” appeared first on Philippine News.
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Gwapo Teacher Instructs Students to Say “Sir, ang pogi mo” During Attendance Check
Gwapo Teacher Elicits Reactions Online for Instructing Students to Say “Sir, ang pogi mo” Instead of Present During Attendance Check A gwapo teacher goes viral after instructing his students to say “Sir, ang pogi mo” instead of present during their attendance check. Teacher is a personnel working either in private or public schools to teach academic ... Read more The post Gwapo Teacher Instructs Students to Say “Sir, ang pogi mo” During Attendance Check appeared first on Philippine News.
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Hackers dump more customer data from Australian insurer Medibank
SYDNEY - Australia's biggest health insurer, Medibank Private Ltd,, said on Thursday that hackers had released more of its stolen medical records, as media reported that the complete set of data on millions of customers was now public. The latest release on the dark web follows progressive uploads, including records of customers' mental health and alcohol use, that began after Medibank said on Nov. 7 it would not pay a ransom. "The raw data we have analysed today so far is incomplete and hard to understand," chief executive David Koczkar said. "While there are media reports of this being a signal of 'case closed', our work is not over." On Thursday, media reported that a blo...Keep on reading: Hackers dump more customer data from Australian insurer Medibank
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Glaiza de Castro starts gown fitting for second wedding: ‘It’s getting real’
Glaiza de Castro has expressed excitement as she prepares for her second wedding to her husband, Irish businessman David Rainey, which will be held in the Philippines. De Castro showed herself being accompanied by her mom during the actress' initial wedding gown fitting, through her Instagram page on Wednesday, Nov. 30. "It's getting real. Initial fitting of my wedding gown with none other than nanay (na ngayon pa lang emotional na, LOL)," she said in the caption. (Initial fitting of my wedding gown with none other than my mother who is already emotional. Laughing out loud.) De Castro also spoke about how she chose the "perfect designer" for her wedding attire as they share ...Keep on reading: Glaiza de Castro starts gown fitting for second wedding: ‘It’s getting real’
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UAAP: Big things ahead for UST’s Nic Cabanero, believes Evan Nelle
MANILA, Philippines --- Nic Cabanero received a piece of advice from La Salle point guard Evan Nelle after University of Santo Tomas absorbed a 77-72 loss --- its 13th consecutive defeat --- to end the UAAP Season 85 men's basketball tournament on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Cabanero was comforted by his fellow former San Beda Red Cub moments after Nelle erupted for a season-high 25 points to complete a come-from-behind win that kept La Salle alive for a playoff for No.4 with Adamson. Nelle told the sophomore Tiger to work on his leadership, believing that Season 86 is going to be Cabanero's year. "Continue to work hard. It's his league next year. He's putting up MV...Keep on reading: UAAP: Big things ahead for UST’s Nic Cabanero, believes Evan Nelle
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Heaviest Ukraine fighting rages in east, West seeks to sustain support against Russia
  Russian forces tried to advance in eastern Ukraine and trained tank, mortar and artillery fire on Kherson in the south, the Ukrainian military said, as Western allies sought to buttress Ukraine and its neighbors against Moscow. In Washington, a $1.2 billion contract for six National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS) for Ukraine was awarded to Raytheon, the Pentagon said. On Wednesday Ukraine Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba had saidhis country needed U.S.-made Patriot missile defense systems to protect its civilian infrastructure, which has been under heavy attack by Russia at the start of winter. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Russian Pre...Keep on reading: Heaviest Ukraine fighting rages in east, West seeks to sustain support against Russia
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Darren Espanto on ‘Relationship’ w/ Cassy Legaspi: ‘Wala kaming tinatago’
Darren Espanto talked about his “relationship” with Cassy Legaspi Kapamilya singer Darren Espanto said that he and Kapuso actress Cassy Legaspi are not hiding anything from each other. Darren and Cassy are now being linked to each other. Despite being spotted together many times on separate occasions, the two young celebrities are not yet officially ... Read more The post Darren Espanto on ‘Relationship’ w/ Cassy Legaspi: ‘Wala kaming tinatago’ appeared first on Philippine News.
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LOOK: Kris Aquino visited by ‘Kris TV’ sidekick Darla Sauler in US
Kris Aquino reunited with her former "Kris TV" sidekick and head writer Darla Sauler in the United States, where she extended her stay for medical treatments. During their reunion, Aquino can be seen sitting on a bed with her son Bimby to her left and Sauler on her right, as seen on Sauler's Instagram page yesterday, Nov. 30 "You always make time for family. Happy to visit and catch up with you and the kids while you're in the US, Krisy. Continuously praying for your well-being," Sauler told Aquino. "Love, love, love you, Bimb and Kuya [Josh Aquino] always, @krisaquino."   View this post on Instagram ...Keep on reading: LOOK: Kris Aquino visited by ‘Kris TV’ sidekick Darla Sauler in US
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Food Panda Rider Delivers Order to Customer After His Bike Was Stolen
Food Panda Rider Delivers Order to Customer After His Bike Was Stolen A Food Panda rider goes viral online for walking a couple of kilometers just to deliver the order of his customer after his bike was stolen. A Facebook user named Danica Samson has shared the heartbreaking photos of a Food Panda rider who ... Read more The post Food Panda Rider Delivers Order to Customer After His Bike Was Stolen appeared first on Philippine News.
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Pest Science Corporation: Celebrating 20 years of excellent science-based service
Sailing strong through both turbulent and calm waters of the industry, the company was built from humble beginnings with only three pioneers who dedicated themselves to the company. Today, Pest Science proudly has more than 500 employees all over the country.
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Women “Not Exempted” from Mandatory ROTC: “Gender Equality”
Bato Dela Rosa Claims Women are Not Exempted from Mandatory ROTC Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa claimed that women are not exempted from the mandatory Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program. According to the legislator, women will also take part in the government’s required ROTC program for college. Both men and women would participate in ... Read more The post Women “Not Exempted” from Mandatory ROTC: “Gender Equality” appeared first on Philippine News.
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Saul Alvarez sorry over Messi World Cup jersey rant
World boxing champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez issued an apology to Lionel Messi on Wednesday after accusing the Argentine World Cup star of mistreating a Mexican football jersey. Alvarez took to Twitter last weekend to vent anger at Messi, saying the football star had "insulted" Mexico by appearing to place his foot on an El Tri jersey on the floor of the Argentina locker room. "Did you see Messi cleaning the changing room with our jersey and flag????" Mexican icon Alvarez wrote on Twitter. "He had better ask God that I don't find him!!" Alvarez's outburst elicited immediate responses from those defending Messi and claiming there was nothing unusual about a football jersey ...Keep on reading: Saul Alvarez sorry over Messi World Cup jersey rant
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PCAP top seeds sweep foes to barge into semis
All the top four seeds of the north and south divisions walloped their opponents by an average of 13.5 points in sweeping the two match series.
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Former Italian cycling star Davide Rebellin killed in ‘hit-and-run’ collision
Former Italian cycling champion and one-time Olympic silver medalist Davide Rebellin has died after a hit-and-run collision involving him and a truck near his home in the Venice region, local media reported on Wednesday. The 51-year-old is regarded as one of the finest classics racers of his generation, Rebellin won seven of cycling's major one-day races. In 2004, he was the first rider to sweep the Ardennes Classics treble of Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Fleche Wallone and Amstel Gold. He also won the Fleche in 2007 and 2009 as well as classics in San Sebastian and Zurich, both in 1997. There were also stage race triumphs in 2001 and 2007 as he won the prestigious Tirreno-Adria...Keep on reading: Former Italian cycling star Davide Rebellin killed in ‘hit-and-run’ collision
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'I'll make sure your tickets are worth it': Denice Zamboanga promises great showing in first Manila fight
Going up against Lin Heqin of China, Zamboanga will aim for a bounce back win in the midst of a hometown crowd. Known for her explosive fights, she wants to bring the same sort of intensity with Filipinos in the stands.
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PNP: To avoid crypto scam, visit BSP website
MANILA, Philippines --- Visit the website of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to avoid crypto scam, the Philippine National Police (PNP) advised the public on Thursday. Cryptocurrency is a digital currency, not a legal tender. "Itong mga crypto na 'to, they are not regulated. Para malaman natin ang virtual asset service providers natin, we have to visit the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas kasi doon makikita mo 'yung mga ibang virtual asset service providers na regulated ng BSP," PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group spokesperson Lieutenant Michelle Sabino said on Teleradyo. (These cryptocurrencies are not regulated. To know our virtual asset service providers, we have to visit the Bangko S...Keep on reading: PNP: To avoid crypto scam, visit BSP website
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YouTube fixes issue after reported outages
Alphabet Inc’s GOOGL.O YouTube said it fixed an issue affecting the platform after it was down for thousands of users on Wednesday. “YouTube app on iOS devices should now be working fine with no crashes,” tweeted YouTube. Downdetector, which showed there were more than 6,000 incidents of people reporting issues with YouTube, tracks outages by collating status […] The post YouTube fixes issue after reported outages appeared first on Interaksyon.
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SpaceX Faces Age Discrimination Accusations From Former Employee
Former SpaceX engineer John Johnson published an essay containing age discrimination accusations against the company.   "I saw my work gradually transferred to younger engineers who fit the company's 'frat bro' mold," said his essay on the whistleblower platform Lioness.   Other employees took over his tasks, and management relocated him to another state. Also, he sustained injuries before eventually resigning in June 2022. What were the age discrimination accusations against SpaceX?   The 62-year-old ex-employee began working for SpaceX in 2018. Johnson expected discrimination due to his age, so he wanted to "break through that."   Johnson ...Keep on reading: SpaceX Faces Age Discrimination Accusations From Former Employee
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Biogenic makes sanitizing cool, easy, and much more fun (because, why not?)
Written by: Kenneth M. del Rosario If there's one good thing that has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's how it has underscored the importance of personal hygiene and how this affects the health of everyone in the community. More importantly, it emphasized what could happen if people do not pay enough attention to this. With the COVID-19 pandemic still very much present and infecting thousands every day, the use of disinfectants has become second nature to many. And why not? The simple act of rubbing alcohol on your hands has been proven effective in reducing the rate of infection or altogether eliminating it---literally saving lives. This is where Biogenic Alcohol play...Keep on reading: Biogenic makes sanitizing cool, easy, and much more fun (because, why not?)
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PAGASA: Up to two cyclones expected in December
The cyclones will be called “Rosal” and “Samuel” once inside the monitoring area.
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Russia’s Lavrov: military confrontation between nuclear powers must be avoided
  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday it was vital to avoid any kind of military confrontation between nuclear powers, even if it only involved conventional weapons, the TASS news agency reported. Lavrov also said the West was pushing Ukraine to continue fighting against Russia. "It is necessary to avoid any military clash between nuclear powers, even with the use of conventional weapons. The escalation may become uncontrollable," TASS quoted Lavrov as saying. Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a series of thinly veiled nuclear threats during the course of the war in Ukraine, but several top officials have repeatedly denied Moscow plans ...Keep on reading: Russia’s Lavrov: military confrontation between nuclear powers must be avoided
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Indian national survives slay try in Quezon province
LUCENA CITY --- An Indian national survived an assassination attempt on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Gumaca town in Quezon province. The Quezon police report identified the victim as Varinder Sekhon Singh, 32, of Gumaca's Barangay Villa Nava. Investigators said Singh was inside his parked vehicle in Barangay Mabini when an unidentified man, armed with a handgun, repeatedly shot him around 6:30 p.m. The gunman fled after the shooting, while Singh suffered multiple bullet wounds in different parts of the body. Rescuers rushed Singh to a hospital for treatment. An investigation was underway to identify the assailant and establish the motive behind the incident. The police al...Keep on reading: Indian national survives slay try in Quezon province
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Kris Aquino’s Former Sidekick Darla Sauler Visits Actress & Kids in U.S.
Darla Sauler, Kris Aquino’s Former Sidekick, Reunited w/ the Actress in U.S. Kris Aquino’s former sidekick Darla Sauler visited the actress and her sons, Josh and Bimby, in the United States. Queen of All Media Kris Aquino is currently in the United States for her treatment. She was with her two (2) sons, Josh and ... Read more The post Kris Aquino’s Former Sidekick Darla Sauler Visits Actress & Kids in U.S. appeared first on Philippine News.
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World Cup: Tunisians enjoy historic but bittersweet win over France
TUNIS/DOHA----Tunisians celebrated a historic but bittersweet World Cup victory over France on Wednesday as they defeated their former colonial power but still crashed out of a tournament marked by a remarkable string of Arab wins over football powerhouses. Car horns sounded in Tunis after the final whistle in Tunisia's 1-0 win as fans savored the moment even though their side did not make it through to the last 16 of the Qatar World Cup, the first in an Arab country. It was the third upset by an Arab country against heavily fancied opponents, but like Saudi Arabia's win over Argentina last week it was not enough to secure a place in the next round. The Saudis fell short on ...Keep on reading: World Cup: Tunisians enjoy historic but bittersweet win over France
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Peru, Ecuador declare animal health emergency after bird flu outbreaks
QUITO/LIMA -- The governments of Peru and Ecuador on Wednesday declared three-month health emergencies because of outbreaks of bird flu, after a wave of cases led to tens of millions of poultry being slaughtered in Europe and the United States. Peru reported its first severe outbreak of the highly pathogenic type A H5 virus earlier in November, shortly after Mexico said it would start vaccinating birds in high-risk areas. Declaring a nationwide emergency, Peru's agricultural health service ordered that all birds in a detected outbreak be slaughtered and buried at least two meters deep. Doris Rodriguez, an official from Peru's wildlife and forestry service, told radio station...Keep on reading: Peru, Ecuador declare animal health emergency after bird flu outbreaks
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Martino’s Mexico reign ends after World Cup group stage exit
LUSAIL, Qatar---Mexico coach Tata Martino accepted full responsibility for their World Cup group stage exit and said he will not extend his contract with the federation (FMF) after they agonizingly missed out on the last 16 on goal difference. Mexico's 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia proved insufficient as they were eliminated from the tournament after finishing third behind Poland, paying the price for firing blanks in their first two Group C games - a goalless draw with Poland and a 2-0 loss to Argentina. With Argentina beating Poland 2-0 and Mexico leading by the same scoreline against Saudi Arabia, Martino's side needed one more goal to avoid crashing out on fair play points. ...Keep on reading: Martino’s Mexico reign ends after World Cup group stage exit
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UAAP: Looking at the UST Growling Tigers' season
It could have been a great win, one to offer hope for the next one to come. 
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Fan Urging Mayonnaise to Play Jopay: “Bawal po ako gabihin”
Fan Urging Mayonnaise Band to Play Jopay Song Goes Viral A fan of the Filipino band Mayonnaise has gone viral on social media after urging the band to play their hit song “Jopay”. Recent nationwide tours by the Filipino OPM band celebrating their 20th anniversary. Tuesday Mayonnaise posted information about their #Mayo20 concert, which took ... Read more The post Fan Urging Mayonnaise to Play Jopay: “Bawal po ako gabihin” appeared first on Philippine News.
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DTI vows to ramp up tech, innovation efforts
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has vowed to ramp up its efforts to promote science, technology and innovation in the country, signaling a key policy direction after the Philippines improved its ranking in a network readiness report by a US-based think tank. In a statement released on Tuesday, Trade Secretary Alfredo Pascual said that several initiatives are in the pipeline, including the enactment of the proposed Internet Transactions Act (ITA) and amendments to the E-Commerce Act. The Trade chief also said that digital transformation initiatives to address "upskilling" and "reskilling" of human capital and businesses are being scaled up. E-government or the automati...Keep on reading: DTI vows to ramp up tech, innovation efforts
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Maine Mendoza Meets Arjo Atayde’s Lola Rose
Maine Mendoza spent time with the family of her fiance Phenomenal Star Maine Mendoza met and spent time with the grandmother of her fiance actor Arjo Atayde. Maine and Arjo’s relationship is getting stronger. Last July, they got engaged after three years of being together and started planning for their wedding. Throughout the years of ... Read more The post Maine Mendoza Meets Arjo Atayde’s Lola Rose appeared first on Philippine News.
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DBM releases P5.2B for cash aid program
More cash aid for Filipinos most affected by rising prices of fuel and other commodities is coming as the Department of Budget and Management released P5.2 billion to cover one month worth of funding for the government's targeted cash transfer (TCT) program. According to the DBM, the fresh funds were charged against "unprogrammed appropriation" under this year's national budget. Also, the fund is intended to cover part of the third tranche of the TCT program, which is expected to benefit about 9.8 million Filipinos. The TCT program, administered by the Department of Social Work and Development (DSWD), grants unconditional cash transfers to the most affected households, in the am...Keep on reading: DBM releases P5.2B for cash aid program
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PAGASA Says 1-2 Storms Expected to Enter PAR in December
PAGASA Says 1-2 Storms Expected to Enter PAR in December The state weather bureau PAGASA reported that up to two tropical cyclones are expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) in December. On Thursday (December 1, 2022), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration released the latest weather update in the country. ... Read more The post PAGASA Says 1-2 Storms Expected to Enter PAR in December appeared first on Philippine News.
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India GDP growth halved in September quarter as COVID distortions pass
NEW DELHI - Indiaposted annual economic growth of 6.3 percent in its July-September quarter, less than half the 13.5 percent growth in the previous three months as distortions caused by COVID-19 lockdowns faded in Asia's third-largest economy. Gross domestic product growth for the full fiscal year, which ends on March 31, is likely to be 6.8-7 percent, the government's chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran said after the release. That would be broadly in line with pre-COVID rates before pandemic lockdowns triggered wild fluctuations. The rate for the September quarter, the second ofIndia's 2022/23 financial year, was just above the 6.2 percent forecast by economists in a ...Keep on reading: India GDP growth halved in September quarter as COVID distortions pass
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Having Brownlee in Gilas program gives SBP 'a lot of comfort'
With the country's hosting of the 2023 FIBA World Cup looming, SBP President Al Panlilio expressed his excitement to have the long-time Barangay Ginebra import as part of the national team program.
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7 ‘drug traders’ fall in Rizal; P122,000 meth seized
LUCENA CITY --- Seven drug suspects were arrested after they yielded more than P122,000 worth of "shabu" (crystal meth) in buy-bust operations on Wednesday and Thursday in Rizal province. The Police Regional Office 4A reported that anti-illegal drug operatives in San Mateo town collared at 12:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, Joseph Marcelo and Grace Beunaobra, both listed as drug pushers, in Barangay Silangan. The suspects were caught with five sachets of meth worth P22,770 based on Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) valuation. The police also confiscated a motorcycle believed to have been used by the suspects in their illegal trade. Earlier, the same police group busted at around...Keep on reading: 7 ‘drug traders’ fall in Rizal; P122,000 meth seized
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Daily Price Watch by INQUIRER.net
Here are the prevailing prices of food and other commodities in Metro Manila as of Wednesday, Nov. 30. Rice prices remain unchanged, with local premium rice and regular milled rice at P46 and P38 per kilogram, respectively. Similarly, meat and poultry prices remain steady: Porkliemporemains at P360 per kilogram. Prices for fish remain mostly unchanged, except forbangus, which dropped by P40 to P150 per kilogram. Likewise, fruit and vegetable prices remain steady: Potatoes are at P120 per kilogram and ampalaya is at P120 per kilogram. Prices of sugar and other commodities mostly remain unchanged: Local garlic is at P250 per kilogram. Prices for siling labuyo remain at P500 per...Keep on reading: Daily Price Watch by INQUIRER.net
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House bicam panel wants restoration of NTF-ELCAC budget
“The situation is even worse in 2022. Based on reports received by my office, only two percent of NTF-ELCAC’s 2022 projects has been completed or ongoing. A whopping 98 percent of the projects are still under the pre-procurement or procurement stage, and it’s already December."
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Claudine Barretto undergoes surgery, to reunite with Diether Ocampo?
Actor Diether Ocampo said he’s ready to reunite for a project with former love team partner Claudine Barretto. 
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Emerging market policymakers dare to hope for brighter 2023
Policymakers in Asia and Africa voiced growing economic optimism at a Reuters conference on Wednesday, chiming with a rally inemergingmarkets, an expected slowdown in U.S. rate hikes and an easing of COVID restrictions in China. Finance ministers from India and crisis-stricken Sri Lanka and Zambia all gave upbeat outlooks at the Reuters NEXT event, on a day whenemergingmarketshares were set to notch up their best month since May 2009. South Korea's central bank governor also struck an optimistic note in an interview aired at the conference, a mix of virtual sessions and an in-person event in New York. Governor Rhee Chang-yong revealed that the bank expected its policy rate t...Keep on reading: Emerging market policymakers dare to hope for brighter 2023
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U.S. House Democrats elect Hakeem Jeffries as first Black party leader
  WASHINGTON - Hakeem Jeffries was unanimously elected on Wednesday to become the Democratic Party's top leader in the U.S. House of Representatives beginning in January, making him the first Black American to hold such a high-ranking position in Congress. The vote by Jeffries' fellow Democrats also marked the rise of a younger generation of leaders in the 435-member House, and the end of the Nancy Pelosi era and control by other Democrats in their 80s. Jeffries, a 52-year-old New Yorker, will hold the position of House Democratic leader for the 118th Congress that convenes on Jan. 3. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he was not surprised that Jeff...Keep on reading: U.S. House Democrats elect Hakeem Jeffries as first Black party leader
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