Russell Westbrook carries Wizards to wild win over Nets

Russell Westbrook hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 4.3 seconds remaining as the host Washington Wizards posted an unlikely 149-146 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night. Washington's only lead was briefly in the second quarter before the frenetic final seconds that saw them score eight unanswered points in the final 8.1 seconds. Bradley Beal's deep 3-pointer got the Wizards within 146-144, then Garrison Matthews intercepted a rushed inbounds pass by Joe Harris intended for Kevin Durant with 6.8 seconds left. He quickly dished to Westbrook, who sank a 3-pointer over Kyrie Irving with 4.3 seconds remaining. Westbrook scored 15 of his season-high 41 points in the fourth q...

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Duterte To Not Withdraw Ships from Disputed Waters w/ China: ‘Dito magtatapos ang ating pagkakaibigan’
Pres. Duterte Speaks on PH Ships in Disputed Waters w/ China DUTERTE – Amid the territorial disputes with China, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte stressed that he will not withdraw the Philippine ships from the disputed waters. Both Philippines and China continue to assert ownership in the West Philippine Sea – this is happening despite the […] The post Duterte To Not Withdraw Ships from Disputed Waters w/ China: ‘Dito magtatapos ang ating pagkakaibigan’ appeared first on Philippine News.
Ireland rejects Facebook bid to block regulatory data probe
DUBLIN --- Ireland's High Court on Friday rejected Facebook's bid to block an investigation that could potentially stop data transfers from the European Union to the United States. "I refuse all of the reliefs sought by (Facebook Ireland) and dismiss the claims made by it in the proceedings," read a statement from High Court judge David Barniville, dismissing its challenge against the Data Protection Commissioner's (DPC) decision to hold a probe. Facebook's European headquarters in the Irish capital, Dublin, and the DPC acts as the firm's lead regulator in the EU. The US tech titan was not immediately available for comment when approached by AFP about Friday's news. The I...Keep on reading: Ireland rejects Facebook bid to block regulatory data probe
Fertility fears, fueled by misinformation, harm US vaccine uptake
Washington, United States --- False claims that COVID-19 vaccines can cause infertility are discouraging Americans from receiving the shots and leaving health professionals to persuade patients that scare stories they have read online are unfounded. Among the worst examples of such misinformation spread on Facebook are that immunized men can render unvaccinated women sterile through sex, that 97 percent of vaccine recipients will become infertile and that the jabs could be "sterilizing an entire generation." With vaccine uptake already slowing, the claims are a threat to the Biden administration's goal of achieving herd immunity in the United States. Research published earli...Keep on reading: Fertility fears, fueled by misinformation, harm US vaccine uptake
US pipeline hacker Darkside shut down
WASHINGTON --- Russia-based cyber-extortionist Darkside appeared out of business Friday after unknown actors shut down the servers of the group, which had forced the closure of a large US oil pipeline in a multi-million dollar ransomware scam. US cybersecurity firm Recorded Future said that Darkside had admitted in a web post that it lost access to certain servers used for its web blog and for payments. Recorded Future threat intelligence analyst Dmitry Smilyanets said he found a Russian language comment on a ransomware website ostensibly from "Darksupp", described as the operator of Darkside. "A few hours ago, we lost access to the public part of our infrastructure, namely: Blo...Keep on reading: US pipeline hacker Darkside shut down
EARTHQUAKE: 3.2 Magnitude Quake Recorded in Surigao del Sur
Surigao del Sur Hit by Earthquake with 3.2 Magnitude EARTHQUAKE – The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded a 3.2 magnitude quake in Surigao del Sur, May 15, 2021. Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of […] The post EARTHQUAKE: 3.2 Magnitude Quake Recorded in Surigao del Sur appeared first on Philippine News.
Morales warns vs Sino loans
MANILA, Philippines --- Former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Friday called on the public to be more vigilant and demand transparency in the implementation of government projects which were chiefly funded by China's "corrosive" Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) program. "To borrow the word of an analyst, while it is recognized that the BRI can fast-track our country's development, the whole work, the hard work and the studies are a mess," Morales said in an online forum of Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute. "We should be warned by how a growing volume of evidence suggests that capital emanating from authoritarian nations have a corrosive effect on democratic institutions an...Keep on reading: Morales warns vs Sino loans
Be wary of upside inflation risk from rising oil prices, BSP told
UK-based Pantheon Macroeconomics has warned Philippine monetary authorities to not let their guard down given the upside inflation risks coming from normalizing global oil prices. After the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' (BSP) Monetary Board kept the policy rate at a record-low of 2 percent last Wednesday, Pantheon Macroeconomics senior Asia economist Miguel Chanco said the central bank seemed to have become "overly confident about the inflation outlook." Chanco noted the revision in the BSP's 2021 inflation forecast to 3.9 percent from 4.2 percent. This, he said, implied that the central bank "believes that inflation has peaked." "We are skeptical of this view," he said in a repo...Keep on reading: Be wary of upside inflation risk from rising oil prices, BSP told
Go maskless? Some Americans wary of new guidelines
WASHINGTON --- Some Americans reacted warily on Friday to new federal guidance allowing people to go without masks in most places, suggesting that many do not feel safe enough yet from COVID-19 to lose their face coverings. Caution and confusion followed advice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks outdoors and can mostly avoid wearing them indoors. It was updated guidance the agency said would allow life to begin to return to normal amid hopes it will prod more people to get vaccinated during a pandemic that has killed more than half a million Americans. "I'm nervous about it," said ...Keep on reading: Go maskless? Some Americans wary of new guidelines
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Only China to blame for PH loss of Panatag, says ex-DFA chief
  MANILA, Philippines --- There is no one to blame but China when the Philippines lost Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal in 2012, according to former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, who was serving under then-President Benigno S. Aquino III during the West Philippine Sea stalemate, a subject of renewed finger-pointing under the Duterte administration. Del Rosario on Friday issued a statement narrating the events that led to China's continued occupation of the shoal some 220 km off the coast of Zambales, where it is also known as Bajo de Masinloc. No hand in order His explanation came as President Rodrigo Duterte and Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. continued to blame the...Keep on reading: Only China to blame for PH loss of Panatag, says ex-DFA chief
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PH debt-to-GDP ratio jumps to 16-year high
As the economy again contracted while obligations surged to new highs, the Philippines' debt-to-gross domestic product ratio (GDP) ratio jumped to 60.4 percent in the first quarter, slightly above the internationally recommended 60-percent threshold, which multilateral lenders and credit-rating agencies considered as manageable debt levels. The latest Bureau of the Treasury data showed that domestic debt-to-GDP climbed to 43.4 percent in March from 37.3 percent as of end-2020. External debt-to-GDP ratio slightly declined to 17 percent in the first quarter from 17.3 percent at the end of last year. The national government's outstanding debt hit a new high of P10.77 trillion in March...Keep on reading: PH debt-to-GDP ratio jumps to 16-year high
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KUWTT: Government picks up pace of vaccination | May 15, 2021
Good day. Here are the stories for The Manila Times for Saturday, May 15, 2021. READ: Government picks up pace of vaccination THE government’s coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccination drive is beginning to pick up pace as more vaccine shipments arrive, the Department of Health (DoH) has reported. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said on Friday the […]
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Cebu Pacific operator sees domestic travel recovering soon
With an additional P40.5 billion in its war chest, Gokongwei-led budget carrier Cebu Air expects to emerge out of the COVID-19 pandemic at least 25-30 percent more efficient than it was before the global crisis. The operator of Cebu Pacific also expects to be one of the airlines with the lowest carbon footprint, Cebu Air chief executive Lance Gokongwei told shareholders of parent conglomerate JG Summit Holdings in a stockholders' meeting on Friday. JG Summit posted P122.18 million in first quarter net profit, just a small fraction of the P1.9-billion bottom line in the same period last year, as the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic bludgeoned its airline business. Despite the much slo...Keep on reading: Cebu Pacific operator sees domestic travel recovering soon
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Ayala Corp. profit down 19% in Q1
Conglomerate Ayala Corp. booked P5.4 billion in first quarter net profit, down by 19 percent year-on-year, as the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic put a strain on the earnings contributions of its banking, property and water businesses. Excluding nonrecurring items, Ayala's first quarter core net income amounted to P7.2 billion, down by 9 percent year-on-year. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2020, Ayala's core income grew by 5 percent, while the attributable net income declined by 7 percent. "The challenges and prospects brought about by the pandemic is an opportune time to recalibrate Ayala's portfolio strategy. In the next three years, we aim to sharpen the components of our portfol...Keep on reading: Ayala Corp. profit down 19% in Q1
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Ravena hopes PBA will support his Japan stint
  Thirdy Ravena said he continues to have a huge respect for the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), adding that he hopes the league will support his bid to showcase the country's brand of basketball in foreign shores. Ravena was recently in the news after he signed an extension with Japanese B.League squad San-En, a move that opened the possibility of a ban due to an existing rule against "draft dodgers." Ravena said he sent the league a letter to explain his decision to continue playing in Japan. "The message was short," Ravena told Sports IQ Thursday evening. "It was a simple letter just to make sure I comply with what they were asking." Several fans howle...Keep on reading: Ravena hopes PBA will support his Japan stint
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Foreign investors save the day for faltering PSEi
The stock barometer firmed up on Friday as foreign investors picked up selected blue chip stocks, turning into net buyers after 29 consecutive sessions of dumping local equities. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) added 32.96 points or 0.53 percent to close at 6,269.36, in line with mostly buoyant markets across the region. "Local shares ended the week on a positive note, as bottom-fishing drove the PSEi to close in positive territory as most of the session was spent in the red. Sentiment also got a boost as US stocks rose on the positive jobs data result, putting a stop to Wall St.'s three-day downturn," said Luis Gerardo Limlingan, managing director at Regina Capital Deve...Keep on reading: Foreign investors save the day for faltering PSEi
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Agri solution: Production, extension, consolidation
To solve our agricultural crisis, we should emphasize three points---production, extension and consolidation. If we do not do this, the agriculture sector will never realize the potential it promises. During the nine years before the pandemic, agriculture grew by an average of 1.6 yearly, compared to industry's 6.8 percent. What caused this disappointing performance? This was the subject tackled by the Agrifisheries Alliance (AFA) at a press conference and town hall meeting held on May 13. AFA covers five different sectors---farmers and fisherfolk (Alyansa Agrikultura or AA), agribusiness (Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food Inc. or PCAFI), science and academe (Coalition for...Keep on reading: Agri solution: Production, extension, consolidation
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15 years in prison for former US Green Beret who spied for Russia
Washington, United States --- A former officer in the US Army's elite Special Forces unit the Green Berets was sentenced to 15 and a half years in prison on Friday for spying for Russia. Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 46, pleaded guilty in November to providing national security information to Russian intelligence operatives. Debbins was sentenced to 188 months in prison on Friday by US District Court Judge Claude Hilton of the Eastern District of Virginia. "Today's almost 16-year sentence reflects the seriousness of his conduct," Assistant Attorney General John Demers said in a statement. "Debbins violated his oath as a US Army officer, betrayed the Special Forces, and enda...Keep on reading: 15 years in prison for former US Green Beret who spied for Russia
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Stocks fall as Singapore re-imposes COVID-19 curbs
SINGAPORE --- Singapore announced on Friday its strictest curbs on gatherings and public activities since a coronavirus lockdown last year, amid a rise in locally acquired infections and with new clusters forming in recent weeks. The measures, which will be in force from Sunday to mid-June, include limiting social gatherings to two people, a halt on dining in at restaurants, and for employers to make working from home a default arrangement for staff. Malls and cinemas will be allowed to operate but at a reduced capacity. Singapore's Straits Times index closed down 2.2% on Friday, its sharpest daily fall in 11 months, with drops led by firms exposed to retail and travel. Sing...Keep on reading: Stocks fall as Singapore re-imposes COVID-19 curbs
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Big promises, few doses: Why Russia is struggling to make Sputnik V doses
MOSCOW --- Transforming the site of what once was a Soviet-era car factory into a state-of-the-art facility churning out Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V was the easy bit. Making doses in bulk, finding qualified staff, and getting equipment have been much bigger headaches for Moscow-based biotech firm R-Pharm and other private Russian companies picked to make the country's flagship shot to fight the pandemic. President Vladimir Putin has trumpeted the vaccine around the world and said in March that Russia had signed agreements for the production of 700 million doses abroad. But Russia had produced just 33 million vaccines as of May 12 and exported fewer than 15 million, a...Keep on reading: Big promises, few doses: Why Russia is struggling to make Sputnik V doses
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US supermarket chain halts Pokemon card sales after assault
Washington, United States --- US retail giant Target announced Friday it was suspending sales of Pokemon and other trading cards amid concerns that a buying frenzy is threatening the safety of shoppers and staff. In an incident last Friday that US media said was likely behind the decision, four men attacked a 35-year-old shopper in the parking lot of a Wisconsin Target over his trading cards. "The safety of our guests and our team is our top priority," Target, which has more than 1,800 locations nationwide, said in a statement. The company didn't refer specifically to the Wisconsin altercation, which ended when the victim reportedly pulled out a gun, although no shots were f...Keep on reading: US supermarket chain halts Pokemon card sales after assault
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Brazil begins mass vaccination of Tokyo-bound Olympians
RIO DE JANEIRO --- Brazil began a mass vaccination program on Friday for athletes, coaches, staff, and journalists heading to the Olympic Games in Tokyo in July. Doctors in six Brazilian cities vaccinated the first groups of 1,800 people, Olympians, and Paralympians among them. "I feel like it gives me security," one of these getting the Pfizer vaccine, archer Marcus Vincius D'Almeida, said. "I was blocked from participating in some countries so now I feel that I can complete my pre-Olympic routine during these last three months without the worry that I will get sick." Brazil has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic with more than 428,000 fatalities so far, a number hig...Keep on reading: Brazil begins mass vaccination of Tokyo-bound Olympians
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Delayed 2nd Pfizer shot boosts antibodies in elderly; COVID-19 obesity risk higher for men
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Delaying second Pfizer/BioNTech dose boosts antibodies in elderly Delaying the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine beyond the originally recommended three-week gap used by the companies in clinical trials appears to induce a stronger antibody response in the elderly, UK researchers found. Shortly after the vaccine became available, UK health officials advised that the second dose should be given 12 weeks after the first to allow more people to get protected by a first d...Keep on reading: Delayed 2nd Pfizer shot boosts antibodies in elderly; COVID-19 obesity risk higher for men
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Lebanese man killed by Israeli troops on border, Lebanese agency says
BEIRUT --- A Lebanese man was shot and killed by Israeli troops after he and others protesting in support of Palestinians tried to cross a security fence on the border with Israel, Lebanon's state news agency NNA reported. NNA said another youth had been wounded after protesters gathered along the border in a show of solidarity with Palestinians as the conflict between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas in Gaza intensified. Earlier, the Israeli military said a number of people in Lebanon had damaged the border fence and set fire to a field. They retreated after Israeli tanks fired warning shots. The Lebanese protesters had gathered close to the border fence, waving flags, i...Keep on reading: Lebanese man killed by Israeli troops on border, Lebanese agency says
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Israel pounds Gaza to curb Palestinian militants but rockets still fly
GAZA/JERUSALEM --- Israel pummelled Gaza with artillery fire and airstrikes on Friday as it targeted Palestinian militant tunnels to try to stop persistent rocket attacks on Israeli towns. In a 40-minute, pre-dawn offensive, at least 13 Palestinians were killed, including a mother and her three children whose bodies were pulled from the rubble of their home, health officials in Gaza said. The Israeli operation included 160 aircraft as well as tanks and artillery firing from outside the Gaza Strip, Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said. Palestinian rocket barrages against southern Israel swiftly followed on the fifth day of the most serious figh...Keep on reading: Israel pounds Gaza to curb Palestinian militants but rockets still fly
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PH logs 6,784 new Covid-19 cases, recoveries drop to 2,900
THE Philippines has logged 6,784 new cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the country while the number of recoveries dropped to 2,972 on Friday, according to the Department of Health (DoH). This puts the total caseload to 1.131 million, from which 58,986 or 5.2 percent are active and 93.1 percent or 1.053 million have […]
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US capital running out of gas, even as Colonial Pipeline recovers
WASHINGTON --- The U.S. capital was running out of gasoline on Friday, even as the country's largest fuel pipeline network ramped up deliveries following a cyberattack, and Washington officials assured motorists that supplies would return to normal soon. The six-day Colonial Pipeline shutdown was the most disruptive cyberattack on record, demonstrating how vulnerable the vital U.S. infrastructure is to cybercriminals. Widespread panic buying continued two days after pipeline network restarted, leaving filling stations across the U.S. Southeast out of gas even in areas far from the pipeline. With more Americans taking road trips as pandemic restrictions ease, pump prices are ...Keep on reading: US capital running out of gas, even as Colonial Pipeline recovers
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Bayan Muna hits ‘mass surrender’ of alleged ex-rebels in Bulacan; asks help from CHR
MANILA, Philippines --- Party-list group Bayan Muna has branded as mere "theatric" the "mass surrender" event supposedly involving former communist rebels in Bulacan last April 30 and sought the Commission on Human Rights for help. In a letter to CHR Chairperson Jose Luis Gascon, Bayan Muna chairperson and lawyer Neri Colmenares complained of "yet another instance of the continuous efforts of the NTF-Elcac to vilify, demonize, and red-tag Bayan Muna, the members of the House Makabayan bloc, and progressive organizations." According to him, the April 30 event in San Jose del Monte purportedly organized by the Philippine National Police and National Task Force to End Local Commun...Keep on reading: Bayan Muna hits ‘mass surrender’ of alleged ex-rebels in Bulacan; asks help from CHR
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Courts in NCR Plus, other areas under GCQ allowed to physically open
COURTS and judicial offices in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus and other areas that are under the general community quarantine (GCQ) may physically open starting next week with a skeletal force of at least 30 percent up to a maximum of 50 percent, according to the Supreme Court (SC). In an advisory, Chief Justice […]
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Negros Oriental cops probe killing of 4 persons in Guihulngan City
BACOLOD CITY --- Policemen are conducting an investigation on the slaying of four persons inside their respective residences in Barangay Trinidad, Guihulngan City in Negros Oriental at around 5 a.m. on Friday, May 14. The victims were identified as Ronelo Quirante, 56; Roger Fat, 46; and couple Rodrigo Lubay, 46, and Sherryl Lubay, 44. The 62nd Infantry Battalion of the 3rd Infantry Division believed the four victims were killed by the New People's Army (NPA). Guihulngan Mayor Carlo Reyes, in a statement, said the police are conducting an investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice. "The victims were killed inside the sanctity of their own homes and were quite possibly...Keep on reading: Negros Oriental cops probe killing of 4 persons in Guihulngan City
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GIR balloons to 3-month high at end-April to $107B
BOND issuances by the national government and higher gold prices increased the country’s gross international reserves (GIR) to a three-month high of $107.25 billion as of the end of April. Preliminary Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) data showed on Friday the figure was 2.3 percent and 17.93 percent higher than the $104.48 billion and $90.94 […]
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BSP generates P100B from securities sale
THE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) secured P100 billion from its weekly securities auction. The central bank’s one-month BSP bill was oversubscribed by 1.21 times the offered volume of P100 billion on Friday, with total offers totaling P120.92 billion. “The results of the auction continue to support the view that market conditions remain normal amid […]
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Pag-IBIG Q1 earnings expand to P8.32B
STATE-RUN Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund) reported on Friday that its net income improved to P8.32 billion in the first quarter of this year. The latest amount was up 3.72 percent from the P8.02 billion it posted in January-March 2020. In a virtual news conference held on Friday, Pag-IBIG Fund Chief Executive Officer Acmad […]
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PSEi ends in the green
THE local bourse closed the week in the positive territory despite trading in the red for the most part of the day. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) climbed 0.53 percent, or 32.96 points to its intraday high of 6,269.36, while the wider All Shares shed 0.18 percent, or 7.02 points to finish at […]
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PH agriculture lags behind peers in Asean 5
Expert sees need to treat agriculture sector as an industry PRIVATE sector leaders in Philippine agriculture deplored that the country has been lagging behind among its peers in the Asean 5 in terms of growth and development in agriculture, and solutions like consolidation, contract-growing and treating agriculture as an industry are needed to realize the […]
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PCCI backs Cebu businessmen on lower power rates
THE Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) has expressed support to the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (CCCI) calls for reasonable power rates in Cebu. CCCI officials recently met with PCCI President Ambassador Benedicto Yujuico, Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) Legal Service Director Maria Corazon Gines and Department of Energy (DoE)-Electric Power Industry Management […]
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Ayala’s core Q1 profit declines to P7B
Ayala Corp.’s core net income slipped by 9 percent year-on-year to P7.2 billion in January to March as the pandemic continued to impact most of its businesses. In a disclosure on Friday, the diversified conglomerate said its reported net income slumped by 19 percent year-on-year to P5.4 billion during the period. Ayala’s real estate segment, Ayala […]
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JG Summit nets P295M in Jan-Mar
JG Summit Holdings Inc. posted a P295-million core net income in the first three months of the year as margin gains from its food and beverage and petrochemicals businesses cushioned the declines of its real estate, airline and banking segments. The holding firm of the Gokongweis said its consolidated net income stood at P122 million […]
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First Gen profit hits $118.8M in Q1
Lopez-led First Gen Group generated a consolidated net income of $118.8 million in the first quarter of the year, a 22.8-percent increase from $96.8 million posted in the same period last year. In a disclosure, First Gen said net income attributable to equity holders of the parent company went up by 28.9 percent to $84 million from $65.2 million year-on-year. The company attributed […]
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Huawei to help promote PH tourism
Global tech firm Huawei entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Tourism (DoT) in a bid to further promote the country’s tourist destinations, arts and culture to its Huawei Themes app users. In a statement on Friday, Huawei said that under the partnership, Huawei Themes users will be able to explore local […]
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RCBC income plunges by 30 percent
Despite sustained core business growth and a higher earning asset base, the net profit of listed Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) shrank to P1.6 billion in the first three months of this year. The figure was 30.43-percent less than in the first quarter of 2020, when the Yuchengco-led lender earned P2.3 billion. In a disclosure […]
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PNB earnings expand in Q1
Improvements in revenue, lower expenditures, and smaller loan provisions helped listed Philippine National Bank’s net profit rise in the first quarter of this year. In a disclosure on Friday, the Tan-led lender said it netted P1.8 billion during the period, a pick up of 34 percent year-on-year. PNB attributed the amount to the 35-percent climb […]
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Pilipinas Shell rebounds with P1-B income
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. booked a net income of P1 billion in the first three months of 2021, a strong rebound from the P5.5 billion loss recorded in the same period last year. In a disclosure to the local bourse, Pilipinas Shell attributed the significant profit turnaround to the company’s new supply chain strategy, higher […]
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Protect vulnerable road users with 30-kph speed limit
  THIS coming week from May 17 to 23, 2021 marks the 6th United Nations Global Road Safety Week. This year also marks the start of the Decade for Action on Road Safety (2021-2030). The key message is that we need to protect our most vulnerable road users. If we protect them, all other road […]
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US job market challenges economy
MY main scenario for the US economy is a prospect of strong growth, which follows the general expectation in the financial markets. Although currently, I experience a challenge of a different dimension when the US economy goes under the microscope. Because now, the world’s largest economy must return to “normal,” but we all know that […]
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Ben Chaplin, Amy Manson on female power, ‘being different’ and going down ‘deep rabbit holes’
  While we all need to welcome the uniqueness of "being different," it's also something that quickly becomes a life-or-death situation for the women of The Touched, the group of female mutants led by Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) at the heart of creator Joss Whedon's turn-of-the-century superhero drama "The Nevers." The series wraps up the first-half of its 12-episode first season on HBO (channels 54/168 on SkyCable; 53/210 on Cignal) and HBO Go at 9 a.m./10 p.m. on Monday. In Episode 5, mutant psychopath Maladie's (Amy Manson, in compellingy sinister form) reign of terror comes to a screeching halt when she's caught by authorities and sent...Keep on reading: Ben Chaplin, Amy Manson on female power, ‘being different’ and going down ‘deep rabbit holes’
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