Smart powers Liga Adarna Season 4: Race to the Top

The country's leading mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has once again teamed up with esports events organizer Eplayment Entertainment to power the fourth season of Liga Adarna, the Philippines' biggest and only all-female esports league. For the fourth installment entitled 'Race to the Top,' Liga Adarna has gathered the country's top female esports players to battle it out in four different games -Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Valorant, Call of Duty: Mobile, and League of Legends: Wild Rift - until Dec. 19 for a shot at the championship and prize pool of Php 220,000. The Mobile Legends leg will run from Sept. 17 to Oct. 17, while the Valorant leg is sche...

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Russia hosts Taliban for talks after warning against IS threat
    MOSCOW -- Russia hosts the Taliban for talks in Moscow on Wednesday, seeking to assert its influence on Central Asia and push for action against Islamic State fighters which it says have massed in perennially volatile Afghanistan. The talks, which draw officials from 10 countries including China and Pakistan, are one of the Taliban's most significant international meetings since seizing power in mid-August. They come after Russian President Vladimir Putin warned last week that IS fighters were gathering in Afghanistan to spread discord in former Soviet republics flanking Russia. Russia's veteran foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, is set to address the gathe...Keep on reading: Russia hosts Taliban for talks after warning against IS threat
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DOLE stops cash-for-work in Palawan as IP recipients got incomplete amount
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday suspended the implementation of its cash-for-work program in Palawan's second district over alleged anomalies. Labor spokesperson Rolly Francia said the beneficiaries, who are mostly indigenous people, received only P1,200 for 10 days of work even if they are entitled to get P3,200. "Ang dalawang libong piso po ay kinurakot, kinuha, supposedly ng mga coordinators ng kung sino mang opisyal doon po sa second district ng Palawan," he said in an online briefing. (The two thousand pesos were stolen supposedly by the coordinators of whoever official in the second district of Palawan.) "Karamihan ...Keep on reading: DOLE stops cash-for-work in Palawan as IP recipients got incomplete amount
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Brazil president to face charge of ‘intentional’ crimes over COVID-19 response
BRASILIA -- A Brazilian senate committee will on Wednesday ask that President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with "intentional" crimes over his management of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has left 600,000 of his compatriots dead. Following six months of eventful hearings, with emotional witness statements and chilling revelations about the use of ineffective medication on "human guinea pigs," the committee of inquiry will deliver its eagerly awaited report. Renan Calheiros, the centrist senator who is the lead author of the 1,200-page report, has already revealed that he has retained at least nine charges against the far-right president, including "quackery" and "crimes against human...Keep on reading: Brazil president to face charge of ‘intentional’ crimes over COVID-19 response
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Mother urges Hong Kong to send daughter’s killer to Taiwan
    HONG KONG -- The mother of a murdered Hong Kong woman blasted the authorities on Wednesday for allowing her daughter's killer to live as a free man, a case that has festered because China does not recognize Taiwan. Poon Hiu-wing, 19, was pregnant when she was strangled by her boyfriend Chan Tong-kai during a Valentine's trip to Taiwan in 2018. The murder, which Chan has admitted to, sparked a chain reaction that led to huge democracy protests the following year and has been a source of embarrassment for the Hong Kong government. Poon's mother -- who has never revealed her name -- held an emotional press conference outside the government headquarters on We...Keep on reading: Mother urges Hong Kong to send daughter’s killer to Taiwan
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AJ Raval’s mother on Aljur daring Kylie to ‘tell the truth’: ‘Alam kong lalabas ang totoo’
After Aljur Abrenica's dare to his wife, Kylie Padilla, AJ Raval's mother, Alyssa Alvarez, declared that the truth will be revealed as she spoke up about the "hurtful words" she and her daughter have been receiving amid the issue. Abrenica appeared to have insinuated that Padilla cheated on him when he urged her yesterday, Oct. 19, to "tell them the truth." He also talked about the "attacks" he has been receiving from the public in the wake of their split, as he is now being romantically linked to Raval. Alvarez addressed the speculations about her daughter's relationship with Abrenica while showing the actor's statement on her Facebook page, also yesterday. According to Alv...Keep on reading: AJ Raval’s mother on Aljur daring Kylie to ‘tell the truth’: ‘Alam kong lalabas ang totoo’
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‘Dyowa’ ni Maine pasok na sa ‘Daddy’s Gurl’
Nakakatawa si Maine Mendoza, na hanggang ngayon pala ay kinakabahan pa rin kapag nakakaeksena si Bossing Vic Sotto. The post ‘Dyowa’ ni Maine pasok na sa ‘Daddy’s Gurl’ first appeared on Abante.
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Sex, hope and activism: meet ‘Uganda’s rudest woman’
      KAMPALA -- Her sexually explicit protests have been likened to pornography, but Ugandan activist and writer Stella Nyanzi says sex is the most effective -- and entertaining -- way to shake people out of their apathy. "I learnt very early that there are some topics in Uganda that are tired and... the only way to capture attention is to introduce some shock value," the 47-year-old told AFP in an interview in Kampala. And plenty of people have been shockedby Nyanzi's methods, which range from calling President Yoweri Museveni "a pair of buttocks" to baring her breasts during a court hearing. But the former university researcher, who holds a doctora...Keep on reading: Sex, hope and activism: meet ‘Uganda’s rudest woman’
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The starting line: Comelec’s power over candidacies
MANILA, Philippines---With over 300 certificates of candidacies (COC) submitted during filing week from Oct. 1 to Oct. 8, all eyes are now on the final list of candidates for next year's elections --- which is expected to be posted by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) soon. The Comelec said it was hoping to release its official list of candidates by December. Until then, the poll body will screen all candidates who filed their COC for president, vice president, and senator. How does the Comelec sift through the long list of candidates? How does it decide when to reject a candidate's COC? How does the Comelec weed out so-called nuisance candidates? These questions hav...Keep on reading: The starting line: Comelec’s power over candidacies
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DOH reports 3,656 new COVID-19 cases
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,656 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the country's total active cases of the disease to 67,061. The active cases compose 2.5 percent of the total 2,735,369 confirmed coronavirus infections, according to the DOH bulletin. Of the active cases, 84.7 percent are mild and asymptomatic. Meanwhile, the health agency only logged 228 additional recoveries and five more deaths due to technical issues with COVIDKaya, the DOH's central repository of data related to the pandemic response. "Additional recoveries and deaths shall be reflected in the case bulletin in the following days. Rest assured that ...Keep on reading: DOH reports 3,656 new COVID-19 cases
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BVR returns after two-year absence
MANILA, Philippines --- The Beach Volleyball Republic returns on Friday after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. BVR will play two legs inside a bubble environment in Santa Ana, Cagayan with 25 teams competing for the championship. There will be 14 teams participating in the women's division while the men's class features 11 clubs. The first leg will be held from October 22 to 25 while the second is set from October 28-31. "Apart from sports really trying to come back, I think right now the message that we want to give out to the public, the majority, and the audience, the stakeholders of volleyball is that sports is a catalyst of hope," said BVR founder Charo S...Keep on reading: BVR returns after two-year absence
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Activist Walden Bello runs for VP as Ka Leody’s running mate
MANILA, Philippines --- Former party-list lawmaker and activist Walden Bello on Wednesday officially filed his paper through a representative to run as vice president in the upcoming elections. The Laban ng Masa chairperson is also substituting for the party's vice-presidential candidate Raquel Castillo. Bello is running with Ka Leody de Guzman. "I have no other choice but to enter this fight against the greatest peril the country faces today, the Marcos-Duterte Axis of Evil," Bello said upon filing his candidacy....Keep on reading: Activist Walden Bello runs for VP as Ka Leody’s running mate
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Floods, landslides kill 116 in India and Nepal
    DEHRADUN, India -- The death toll from days of flooding and landslides in India and Nepal crossed 100 on Wednesday, including several families swept away or crushed in their homes by avalanches of mud and rocks. Experts say that they were victims of ever-more unpredictable and extreme weather across South Asia in recent years caused by climate change and exacerbated by deforestation, damming and excessive development. In Uttarakhand in northern India, officials said 46 people had died in recent days with 11 missing. At least 30 were killed in seven separate incidents in Uttarakhand's Nainital region early Tuesday, after cloudbursts -- an ultra-intense del...Keep on reading: Floods, landslides kill 116 in India and Nepal
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Cayetano hits CHED’s ‘lack of sense of urgency’ on medical scholarship program
MANILA, Philippines --- Senator Pia Cayetano on Wednesday hit the supposed lack of sense of urgency of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in the implementation of the scholarship program for poor students aspiring to become doctors. During a Senate hearing on the proposed 2022 budget of the Department of Health (DOH), Cayetano said that guidelines and the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for the "Doktor Para sa Bayan Act" were only passed last September 7. "I was shocked to find out that first, the information I had was na-FLR (for later release) 'yung budget para sa 'Doktor Para sa Bayan' (the budget for the 'DoktorPara sa Bayan' was tagged for later release) and I ...Keep on reading: Cayetano hits CHED’s ‘lack of sense of urgency’ on medical scholarship program
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Red Cross Warns Public vs Scammers Taking Advantage of Blood Units
Red Cross Valenzuela Warns Against Scammers Taking Advantage of Blood Units The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in Valenzuela City has warned the public against scammers taking advantage of the blood units for people in need. Scammers are using transactions in the blood of the sick as a modus operandi, according to the PRC-Valenzuela City Chapter. […] The post Red Cross Warns Public vs Scammers Taking Advantage of Blood Units appeared first on Philippine News.
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Olympic flame arrives in Beijing after activists ramp up boycott calls
The Olympic flame arrived in Beijing on Wednesday for the 2022 Winter Games following a ceremony in Greece overshadowed by protests over China's human rights record. Beijing -- set in February to become the first host of a Summer and Winter Games -- held a welcome event for the flame at the capital's Olympic Tower, where it will go on display. A short torch relay in early February consisting of 1,200 torchbearers will carry the flame around the three Olympic competition zones, organizers said. With the Games just over 100 days away, the flame was carried off a plane in a red lantern and then welcomed by a children's choir before being transferred to a cauldron by the city's ...Keep on reading: Olympic flame arrives in Beijing after activists ramp up boycott calls
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6 Machines Used for Making Counterfeit Cigarettes Destroyed by BOC
BOC Destroyed 6 Counterfeit Cigarettes Making Machines in Pampanga The personnel of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) has destroyed six (6) machines used for making counterfeit cigarettes in Pampanga. Six machines allegedly used to make fake cigarettes in the Philippines were destroyed by the BOC-Port of Aparri in Porac, Pampanga. The operation is part of […] The post 6 Machines Used for Making Counterfeit Cigarettes Destroyed by BOC appeared first on Philippine News.
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From ‘softboi Rizal’ to ‘Bonifacio’s Rakrakan’: Public playlists for voter applicants
The Commission on Elections released public playlists for voter applicants to listen to while waiting in line in the voter registration process. Comelec shared on October 19 the links of these curated playlists titled “MagpaRehistroKa” on Spotify and YouTube Music. “May pa-soundtrip ang mga bayani natin para aliw ang pilahan sa voter’s reg! Share niyo […] The post From ‘softboi Rizal’ to ‘Bonifacio’s Rakrakan’: Public playlists for voter applicants appeared first on Interaksyon.
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Negros Occidental Beach Volleyball Club makes BVR debut
MANILA, Philippines --- Newly-formed Negros Occidental Beach Volleyball Club will make its debut at the Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) on Tour which begins Friday inside a bubble in Santa Ana, Cagayan. The club, which goes under the banner of Team Delimondo in the women's class, is comprised of Bianca Lizares and MJ Ebro for the two legs. The first leg is set from October 22 to 25 while the second runs from October 28-31. The event marks the return of BVR after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lizares, who has experience playing club beach volleyball after suiting up for Sta. Lucia and Creamline in the past, and Ebro will be teaming up for the first time....Keep on reading: Negros Occidental Beach Volleyball Club makes BVR debut
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BSP backs bill streamlining rules for cooperative banks
MANILA, Philippines---A bill still pending in Congress will make it easier for cooperatives to set up their own banks and help foster economic development in rural areas, the central bank said on Wednesday (Oct. 20). The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said it supports the immediate passage of the proposed Cooperative Banking Act, which aims to streamline the regulatory requirements for these financial institutions. "The BSP is supporting the Cooperative Banking bill in line with our commitment to further promote a vibrant cooperative banking sector and foster the growth of rural economies," BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said in a statement. Filed in May 2021, House Bill No. 95...Keep on reading: BSP backs bill streamlining rules for cooperative banks
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DOTr gives free rides to frontliners, APORs in Zambales
SAN ANTONIO, Zambales----At least 10 jeepneys in this province are participating in a free-ride program of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) for frontliners, essential workers, and authorized persons outside of residence (APORs). The jeepneys ply the Subic-San Felipe route via San Antonio from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Passengers are asked to follow minimum health protocols, such as wearing face masks and observing physical distancing. This program aims to help ease the burden of frontliners riding public utility vehicles to report for duty. The DOTr has partnered with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board and the Subic-San Narciso-San Felipe Operators and Dri...Keep on reading: DOTr gives free rides to frontliners, APORs in Zambales
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Pauline hahampas sa Q-School Stage 2
IDINEKLARA ni Pauline Del Rosario ang kahandaang makipagsabayan sa 178 karibal sa mahirap na Ladies Professional Golf Association Qualifying School Stage 2 sa Panther at Bobcat Courses ng Plantation Golf & Country Club sa Venice, Florida simula sa Huwebes (Biyernes sa Manila). The post Pauline hahampas sa Q-School Stage 2 first appeared on Abante.
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End game ng Delta variant?
Inanunsyo kamakailan ni Prof. Guido David ng OCTA Research na maaari tayong umasa sa magandang Pasko, kung tama ang kanilang basa sa tinutungo ng mga susing datos kaugnay sa pandemya ng COVID-19 sa bansa. The post End game ng Delta variant? first appeared on Abante Tonite.
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‘Dyowa’ bi Maine pasok na sa ‘Daddy’s gurl’
Nakakatawa si Maine Mendoza, na hanggang ngayon pala ay kinakabahan pa rin kapag nakakaeksena si Bossing Vic Sotto. Aba, anim na taon na siya sa showbiz, at ganun na rin katagal niyang nakakasama si Bossing, na kung titingnan mo, halos araw-araw talaga. Pero, hayun nga at sobrang nanginginig pa rin siya kapag kaharap na ang […] The post ‘Dyowa’ bi Maine pasok na sa ‘Daddy’s gurl’ first appeared on Abante.
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Hindi estapador si Manny – Lito Atienza
Sinagot ni former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza ang akusasyon ni Jayke Joson kay Manny Pacquiao. Tungkol nga `yon sa diumano ay pera na kinuha ni Pacman, at hindi binalik sa kanila. The post Hindi estapador si Manny – Lito Atienza first appeared on Abante.
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‘Diborsyo’ sagot ni Padilla kay Abrenica
Idinaan sa mga liriko o mga linya ng kanta, at simpleng Instagram story, tweet ang resbak ni Kylie Padilla kay Aljur Abrenica. The post ‘Diborsyo’ sagot ni Padilla kay Abrenica first appeared on Abante.
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Hawak ang ebidensiya: Lihim nina Kylie, ‘J’ ilalantad ni Aljur
Maraming naging “Marites” noong Martes ng gabi dahil sa ginawang “breaking news” ni Aljur Abrenica sa kanyang Facebook account. The post Hawak ang ebidensiya: Lihim nina Kylie, ‘J’ ilalantad ni Aljur first appeared on Abante.
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Alindog ni Kim pinagkaguluhan, napagkamalang int’l model
Trending na naman si Kim Chiu dahil sa kanyang kaseksihan. The post Alindog ni Kim pinagkaguluhan, napagkamalang int’l model first appeared on Abante.
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‘Ye’ ni Kanye aprubado ng korte
Opisyal nang tatawagin sa pangalan na “Ye” ang rapper, producer at fashion designer na si Kanye Omari West. The post ‘Ye’ ni Kanye aprubado ng korte first appeared on Abante.
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Prince, Carlo, San Juan paglalawayin mga beki
Tatlong hunks ang aabangan ng maraming beki sa GMA sitcom na Daddy’s Gurl para sa ikatlong anibersaryo nito. Ito ay ang StarStruck hunk na si Prince Clemente, Mr. Pogi Carlo San Juan at basketball player na si Prince Carlos. The post Prince, Carlo, San Juan paglalawayin mga beki first appeared on Abante.
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JuRald, BeaDom kabugan ng tukaan, yakapan sa IG
Sinabayan talaga nina Julia Barretto, Gerald Anderson ang birthday paandar nina Bea Alonzo, Dominic Roque. Ngayon pa nga lang ini-enjoy ng mga fan ang mga sweet moment nina Bea, Dom na kuha sa San Benito Farm, heto nga ang nagpaulan na rin agad-agad sina Julia, Gerald ng mga tamis moment nila sa Boracay. The post JuRald, BeaDom kabugan ng tukaan, yakapan sa IG first appeared on Abante.
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Sey mo Gov. Chiz? Evangelista nagpasilip ng tambok, singit
Nalantad na sa publiko ang singit ni Heart Evangelista sa close up shot ng kanyang katawan, na makikita sa Instagram. Sumungaw ng bahagya ang singit ng misis ni Gov. Chiz Escudero sa paghila niya pataas ng suot na bathing suit. The post Sey mo Gov. Chiz? Evangelista nagpasilip ng tambok, singit first appeared on Abante.
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Israel reports subvariant of Delta coronavirus strain
JERUSALEM -- Israel has confirmed a case of a subvariant of the Delta strain of the coronavirus previously reported in some European countries, the health ministry said. "The variant AY 4.2. that has been discovered in a number of countries in Europe has been identified in Israel," a ministry statement said late Tuesday. An 11-year-old boy arriving from Europe was the carrier, the ministry said, adding that the case was identified at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv. The boy was quarantined and no further contacts have been discovered, the ministry said. The AY 4.2. variant has turned up several times in the United Kingdom. Francois Balloux, professor of computational syste...Keep on reading: Israel reports subvariant of Delta coronavirus strain
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Drug war details out: Probe shatters cops ‘nanlaban’ narratives in 52 cases
MANILA, Philippines---In 2016, a female drug suspect was killed after an alleged firefight with police officers during a buy-bust operation. An investigation later revealed that Jessica Albaran had not even held a firearm. The case of Albaran was one of 52 that were turned over to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for further investigation and case building up and for possible criminal charges to be filed against police officers involved. In the 20-page report released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday, all the suspects in the 52 cases are "nanlaban," meaning they tried to fight the police during an arrest or attempted to flee after being arrested. Of ...Keep on reading: Drug war details out: Probe shatters cops ‘nanlaban’ narratives in 52 cases
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LOOK: Carla Abellana, Tom Rodriguez charm in Batangas prenup shoot
Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez exuded the joys of a countryside romance in their prenup shoot in Batangas, as they prepare for their upcoming wedding. The celebrity couple's prenup portraits were shown by wedding photographer Pat Dy and other members of his team on their respective Instagram pages today, Oct. 20. According to photographer Nelwin Uy, the photos were taken in San Juan, Batangas. Abellana donned a white, long-sleeved lace dress paired with gloves and a ribboned sun hat, while Rodriguez looked dashing in a beige suit. "It's always about finding that sweet spot (photography-wise) that's appropriate for my couples," Dy explained. "This time, a much lighter m...Keep on reading: LOOK: Carla Abellana, Tom Rodriguez charm in Batangas prenup shoot
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Maine Mendoza Thankful For Opportunities She Receives Amid Pandemic
Maine Mendoza on giving importance to the opportunities presented to her Phenomenal Star Maine Mendoza expressed gratitude for she continues to receive opportunities for showbiz projects amid the pandemic. Maine’s career skyrocketed because of the opportunity that the longest-running noontime show Eat Bulaga has given to her. From the Kalyeserye days with Alden Richards, she […] The post Maine Mendoza Thankful For Opportunities She Receives Amid Pandemic appeared first on Philippine News.
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Anne Curtis Reaction To Her Old and Epic OOTDs, Shares Story Behind
In a video, Anne Curtis looks back to her old outfits and this is how she reacted to each of them. ANNE CURTIS – Actress-model Anne Curtis accepts a challenge to recall her old OOTDs and here are the stories behind her outfits before. A trendsetter and a fashion icon in the country is Anne […] The post Anne Curtis Reaction To Her Old and Epic OOTDs, Shares Story Behind appeared first on Philippine News.
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LOOK: Ten Lee arrives at Valentino × Wonderland art exhibit in Beijing
Ten Lee astounded fans and audiences alike at the "Valentino Re-Signify" exhibit in Beijing, arriving at the venue in a black and white Valentino turtleneck sweater. This afternoon, he posted photos of himself on Weibo, marking his presence with utmost excitement. It's definitely no surprise that the singer was chosen for this specific event, being the artist that he is. Balancing music, dance, and art, he seamlessly manages to find the right mix of the three despite the hustle and bustle that comes with being an idol.   View this post on Instagram   Isang post na ibinahagi ni TEN_+*10 (@tenle...Keep on reading: LOOK: Ten Lee arrives at Valentino × Wonderland art exhibit in Beijing
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Smart 5G is nearly twice the speed of competitor, according to Ookla® report
Philippine 5G pioneer and leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) remains the country's fastest 5G network in the previous quarter with a median download speed that is "nearly twice as fast"as its competitor, according to the latest report by Ookla, the global leader in broadband network intelligence. In itsSpeedtest Global Index Market and Analysescovering Q3 2021, Ookla reported that Smart had a median 5G download speed at 217.03 Mbps, which is faster than that of Globe's 114.12 Mbps. Ookla's Speedtest Global Index also identified the mobile operators with the fastest 5G download speeds in selected markets, including United States' T-Mobile with 135.17 Mbps; Hong Kong's China M...Keep on reading: Smart 5G is nearly twice the speed of competitor, according to Ookla® report
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UAAP basketball target sa Pebrero
PAKAY ng University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) na simulan ang Season 84 basketball competition sa Pebrero ng susunod na taon. The post UAAP basketball target sa Pebrero first appeared on Abante.
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Tancontian naluklok sa Sambo Commission
NAGBIGAY dangal muli ang World bronze medalist na si Sydney Sy Tancontian sa bansa matapos itong makasama bilang miyembro ng Sambo Athletes Commission. The post Tancontian naluklok sa Sambo Commission first appeared on Abante.
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Senators question DAR over P1.63-B unliquidated fund transfers
  MANILA, Philippines --- Senators questioned the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) on Wednesday over unliquidated fund transfers to other government agencies and non-government organizations (NGOs) amounting to P1.63 billion. Senator Imee Marcos raised the issue during the Senate committee on finance's deliberations on the proposed budget of DAR for next year. "Ang daming unliquidated dito and they were transferred to implementing agencies, NGOs, provincial offices. Carry-over ba ito ng mga dating taon or paano ba ito nangyari?" Marcos said. DAR Undersecretary Lucius Malsi said that most of the P1.63 billion unliquidated fund transfers are carried over from previo...Keep on reading: Senators question DAR over P1.63-B unliquidated fund transfers
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Brother of Mahal Slams Bashers Blaming His Family for Sister’s Death
Brother of Mahal Brokes Silence Ragarding Mygz Molino and His Family Issues The brother of Noemi Tesorero or popularly known as “Mahal” speak out regarding the issues of Mygz Molino and his family over Mahal’s death. As he speaks out against the bashers who continue to torment him, Jason Tesorero, the brother of the late […] The post Brother of Mahal Slams Bashers Blaming His Family for Sister’s Death appeared first on Philippine News.
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Senators eye budget law provision to stop fund transfer practice in gov’t procurements
  MANILA, Philippines --- Senators are eyeing a provision under the 2022 General Appropriations Act (GAA) that would put an end to the practice of government agencies of transferring their funds to procurement bodies as well as inter-agency fund transfers. During the budget hearing of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon lamented the practice of agencies in transferring their funds to other agencies or to the Procurement Service-DBM (PS-DBM) and the Philippine International Trading Corp. (PITC). "That system does not help our economy because the funds are not actually utilized, is that correct?" Drilon asked. DBM officer-i...Keep on reading: Senators eye budget law provision to stop fund transfer practice in gov’t procurements
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Small businesses to benefit from more efficient QR payment system, says BSP
MANILA, Philippines---Filipino entrepreneurs who have adopted electronic payment systems are now even more productive, efficient and competitive thanks to the new quick reaction (QR) code system that makes person-to-merchant transactions easier. In a statement, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) further urged consumers, payment service providers and merchants --- including micro, small and medium enterprises --- to avail themselves of the benefits offered by the QR Ph Person-to-Merchant (P2M) payment facility. "There are no fees charged to customers making payments to merchants using QR Ph P2M," BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said. "This feature makes using digital channels reason...Keep on reading: Small businesses to benefit from more efficient QR payment system, says BSP
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Pineda, Sta. Lucia kayod para sa BVR
LEVEL UP na sa pag-eensayo para sa nalalapit na Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour sina Bang Pineda at ang kampo ng Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors. The post Pineda, Sta. Lucia kayod para sa BVR first appeared on Abante.
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DOH wants P2.7B more for special risk allowance of healthworkers in 2021
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Health (DOH) is seeking an additional budget of P2.7 billion for the special risk allowance (SRA) of another 119,353 healthcare workers this year. During a Senate hearing on the proposed 2022 budget of the DOH, Health Assistant Secretary Maylene Beltran said the agency has submitted its request for an additional budget to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on October 15. "We already have given our request to DBM with some supplemental justification and supporting papers last October 15 for another total amount of P2.7 billion to cover additional healthcare workers, which has been requested by various healthcare facilities," B...Keep on reading: DOH wants P2.7B more for special risk allowance of healthworkers in 2021
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Curry kalawit ng triple ‘D’
DINALAWAHAN ng Golden State ang Los Angeles Lakers sa preseason, tinuloy ng Warriors ang dominasyon sa opening night ng 2021-2022 regular season Martes ng gabi sa Staples Center. The post Curry kalawit ng triple ‘D’ first appeared on Abante.
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