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PBA: Tim Cone expects grind-out battle when Ginebra meets Aldin Ayo’s Converge

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 4:05pm
MANILA, Philippines--Aldin Ayo knows he has his work cut out for him when he battles Tim Cone and his charges in the PBA Commissioner's Cup. Turns out, the feeling is mutual. "He has a clear vision of how he wants his player and knows how to implement his playing style," Cone, the PBA's winningest mentor told the Inquirer when asked about Ayo, the young tactician who is getting his feet wet in the pro league with Converge. The FiberXers and the crowd darlings were supposed to lock horns last Sunday, but the inclement weather prompted the PBA to reschedule the clash. Cone is well aware of the Ayo's exploits at the varsity level and told the Inquirer in an earlier interview...

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Damages, losses in Agri sector due to Karding reach P1.29 billion — DA

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 4:00pm
MANILA, Philippines --- The agricultural damage and losses due to Typhoon Karding is now at P1.29 billion, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Tuesday. The total said amount of damages have been reported in Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon and Bicol Region, affecting82,158 farmers and fisherfolk in the said regions. The total volume of production loss is also at 72,231 metric tons, which refers to commodities like rice, corn, high value crops, livestock and poultry, and fisheries. A total of 141,312 hectares of agricultural areas have been likewise damaged by the typhoon. "The increase in overall damage and ...

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16 Vietnamese, 8 Chinese human trafficking victims rescued in Parañaque

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 3:55pm
MANILA, Philippines --- Sixteen Vietnamese and eight Chinese human trafficking victims were rescued from two Chinese suspects who allegedly held them captive in Paraaque City, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Tuesday. PNP Officer in-Charge Lieutenant General Jose Chiquito Malayo, in a statement, said the rescue operation stemmed from an intelligence report the police received about a group of women being confined in three separate units of a condominium complex in the village of Tambo. Joint forces of the Paraaque City Police, Barangay Women Desk Office, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development then acted on the information, which led to the arrest of th...

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Quimbo confident proposed 2023 budget would be passed on Wednesday

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 3:49pm
MANILA, Philippines --- House of Representatives committee on appropriations vice chairperson and Marikina 2nd District Rep. Stella Quimbo is confident that the proposed 2023 national budget will be passed on Wednesday, noting that the majority has the numbers. Quimbo said during the Ugnayan sa Batasan briefing on Tuesday that the House has the numbers to pass the budget even if there would be motions from the minority to defer debates on an agency's proposed funding. The question was raised in anticipation of the budget debates for the remaining offices on Wednesday, which includes the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), wherein its budget was deferred in view of...

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Spikers’ Turf: Cignal ousts Navy, sets up finals duel vs NU-Sta. Elena

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 3:47pm
MANILA, Philippines--Cignal knocked out PGJC-Navy with a 25-22, 25-21, 25-20 victory and secured an entry to the Finals of the Spikers' Turf Open Conference on Tuesday at Paco Arena. The HD Spikers will face National University-Sta. Elena, which earlier completed a sweep of the semifinals, in the best of three finals starting on Thurdday. Marck Espejo unloaded 11 attacks and four blocks for a 16-point output in the victory while Ysay Marasigan added 14, including the last kill that put away the Sealions. Owen Suarez orchestrated Cignal's attacks with 21 excellent sets, including the game-clinching play completed by Marasigan "Very happy and we reached the finals. But I'm ...

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Ray Parks to play more on the ball for Nagoya in second B.League season

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 3:35pm
MANILA, Philippines---Ray Parks running the point for Nagoya could be a familiar sight in the upcoming B.League season. Parks being an effective playmaker would certainly cause problems for opposing teams with his length and size as the Diamond Dolphins look to build on their campaign the previous season. "This season we're trying to switch things up. We have a flexible offense. We want to put different people in different situations. I'll be more on the ball this year and I'm excited to take that role. Whatever the team needs me to do, I'll definitely do it," Parks said during the B.League 2022-23 Tip-off press conference on Tuesday. Last season, Parks played a significant ...

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Bicam gives nod to SIM registration bill

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 3:10pm
MANILA, Philippines --- The bicameral conference committee gave its nod to the subscriber identity module (SIM) registration bill on Tuesday. The panel deliberated on the disagreeing provisions of Senate Bill No. 1310 and House Bill No. 14, the chambers' respective versions of the SIM registration bill. "Bicam-approved na ang Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Registration Act! Salamat po sa ating mga kapwa mambabatas sa pagsisikap para ito ay maipasa," Senator Sherwin Gatchalian announced in a Twitter post. https://twitter.com/WinGatchalian74/status/1574733124575326211 https://twitter.com/WinGatchalian74/status/1574724381116616704 (The SIM Registration Act is already bi...

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Brent Paraiso on ejection in Letran win: I don’t know which planet that call came from

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 3:06pm
MANILA, Philippines---Letran was left confused following the ejection and possible suspension of key players Brent Paraiso and Louie Sangalang. Both players were thrown out of the game late in the Knights' 67-62 win over Mapua in the NCAA men's basketball on Tuesday. League house rules state that a player ejected from a game due to technical fouls will be suspended in the next game. Paraiso, meanwhile, was ejected due to an "act of violence" on Adrian Nocum, which was only called after a review because no whistle was called--something which did not sit right with him. "I didn't do anything. That's just how basketball is," said Paraiso in Filipino. "Not everything is an act o...

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Resolution honoring heroism of 5 Bulacan rescuers adopted in Senate

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 3:04pm
MANILA, Philippines --- A resolution honoring the heroism of five local rescuers who died saving victims of Typhoon Karding (international name: Noru) in Bulacan has been adopted at the Senate. Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. sponsored the resolution during Tuesday's Senate plenary session. "We all share this deep sorrow and pain with the families and loved ones of our rescuers while exalting their sacrifice with a highest sense of great pride and profound gratitude. Habang ito ay isang malaking trahedya, ito rin ay huwaran ng kabayanihan," Revilla said. (While this is a big tragedy, this is also a role model of heroism.) "Ipinamalas po nila sa buong mundo ang bukod-tanging kat...

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Former QC assistant prosecutor named as CHR en banc chair

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 3:02pm
MANILA, Philippines --- A former assistant Quezon City prosecutor who also used to be a member of the Office of the Ombudsman has been named as the new chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) en banc committee, the agency said on Tuesday night. In a statement, CHR revealed that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. signed the appointment papers of lawyer Richard Paat Palpal-latoc last September 15. Palpal-latoc o will serve a seven-year term, which will end in 2029. "The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) welcomes the appointment of Atty. Richard Paat Palpal-latoc who will sit at the helm of the CHR Commissionen bancVI as its new Chairperson," CHR said in a statement. "Ch...

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Over P1M worth of meth seized in Olongapo

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 2:41pm
OLONGAPO CITY --- More than P1 million worth of "shabu" (crystal meth) was confiscated during a buy-bust operation in this city on Tuesday, September 27, authorities said. According to the local police, a man on the city's drug watch list was arrested together with his two cohorts in Barangay New Asinan. Their names were withheld. Six heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu weighing about 150 grams and valued at P1,020,000 were seized from them. The suspects were detained and will be charged with violations of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. INQ   RELATED STORIES: P82,000 'shabu' seized in Pampanga buy-bust 2 nabbed, P80,0...

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Kabataan solon wants to defer Youth Commission budget if Cardema won’t resign

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 2:40pm
MANILA, Philippines --- Kabataan Rep. Raoul Manuel has moved to defer the budget of the National Youth Commission (NYC) if its incumbent chairperson, Ronald Cardema, would not resign from his post. Manuel, during the House of Representatives' plenary debates on the proposed Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) budget on Tuesday, called on Cardema to leave his office, or government officials appoint another NYC head because of alleged mismanagement and massive corruption within the agency. According to the lawmaker, there have been numerous issues hurled at NYC --- from audit reports stating unnecessary expenses and too much snacks, lost prepaid cards, and othe...

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Spikers’ Turf: NU-Sta. Elena downs VNS-One Alicia for semis sweep

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 2:14pm
MANILA, Philippines--National U-Sta. Elena turned back VNS-One Alicia, 25-17, 20-25, 25-21, 27-25, to complete a sweep of the Spikers' Turf Open Conference semifinal round on Tuesday at Paco Arena in Manila. The Nationals recovered from a second set loss and hung tough against the pesky Griffins in the final set to get the confidence-boosting win heading into the best-of-three finals series which opens on Thursday. "Credit to my players, they did their best, played within the system," said NU-Sta. Elena coach Dante Alinsunurin. "They played a little bit relaxed the last time out (against Navy) but at least we still got the win." Nico Almendras exploded for 26 points, all but...

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Negros Occidental-based NGO to receive award from Ateneo for public service

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 2:14pm
BACOLOD CITY -- A non-government organization based in Negros Occidental will receive an award from the Ateneo de Manila University on November 22 for its outstanding efforts to serve the public. The Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC) Foundation Inc. is the recipient of the university's Parangal Lingkod Sambayan Award for "harnessing individuals' energies, resources, talents, and skills to help those most in need" through its nutrition, education, and livelihood programs. Ateneo, in its announcement on Tuesday, September 27, said NVC "epitomizes what the power of the human spirit can do." NVC president Millie Kilayko said their foundation "never intended to be big but simp...

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Spanish court orders Shakira to stand trial in tax fraud case

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 2:07pm
Barcelona, Spain --- A Spanish court has ordered Colombian music superstar Shakira to stand trial on charges of fraudulently failing to pay 14 million euros in tax, filings showed Tuesday. Prosecutors in Barcelona said in July they would seek a prison sentence of more than eight years against the singer and a fine of nearly 24 million euros ($24 million), after she rejected a plea deal over accusations of tax evasion. They accuse the 45-year-old "Hips don't Lie" songstress of defrauding the Spanish tax office of 14.5 million euros ($14.7 million) on income earned between 2012 and 2014. READ: Shakira vows to fight 'false' Spanish tax accusations in first public comments Pr...

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Vietnam shuts airports, imposes curfews as Typhoon Noru nears

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 2:00pm
HANOI --- Vietnam closed airports, announced curfews, and urged thousands more people to evacuate on Tuesday as intensifying Typhoon Noru barreled towards the country, two days after causing at least eight deaths and widespread flooding in the Philippines. Hundreds of flights in Vietnam were canceled and thousands of people started to evacuate their homes in central provinces, in anticipation of one of the most powerful storms to hit the country in 20 years. Wind speeds could reach 183 km (113.71 miles) per hour late on Tuesday, the meteorological agency said, adding that Noru was expected to make landfall on Wednesday before weakening and heading to Thailand. About 270,000 ...

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B.League: Kiefer Ravena cherishing leader role in second year with Shiga

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 1:52pm
MANILA, Philippines---Much will be expected from Kiefer Ravena in his second season with Shiga Lakes in the Japan B.League. More than Ravena's production, the Lakes will also lean on his leadership as the team's designated captain---a role that the Filipino star has learned to quickly embrace. "I'm very grateful that i was able to get that leadership role here in Shiga. But for me I think, I still have 11 other guys who are capable leaders on and off the court and I just have to make sure that everybody is on the same page," said Ravena during the B.League 2022-23 press conference on Tuesday. "As the team captain, that's the most important part of this situation. You to be o...

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DND admits snag in getting P1.9B refund from Russia for scrapped chopper deal

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 1:42pm
MANILA, Philippines --- Defense Undersecretary Jose Faustino Jr. on Tuesday admitted before senators the "difficulty of refunding" the P1.9 billion advance payment that the government made to Russia for the now-discarded purchase of 16 Mi-17 helicopters. During the Senate committee hearing on finance for the proposed 2023 budget of the Department of National Defense (DND), Faustino noted that the suppliers have also invested in the project. "The DND-AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) recognizes the difficulty of refunding the advance payment as the suppliers also invested in the project," Faustino said. READ: Scrapped chopper deal: Bye to P2 billion? "However, we are n...

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DOH logs 1,555 new COVID infections; active tally at 38,315

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 1:37pm
  MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Health (DOH) registered 1,555 new infections on Tuesday, slightly raising active infections to 38,315. These new infections are lower than the 2,001 infections recorded on Monday, as well as the daily average infections recorded from September 19 to 25 at 2,556. However, the relatively low number of tests (11,706) conducted on Sunday reflected this new daily tally. Tests conducted based on previous data released by the DOH were usually more than 15,000. With this, the country's total COVID-19 caseload is now at 3,941,656 nationwide, with 3,840,492 recoveries and 62,849 deaths, based on the Department of Health's online COVI...

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P82,000 ‘shabu’ seized in Pampanga buy-bust

INQUIRER.net - Mar, 27/09/2022 - 1:19pm
MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga -- Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and local policemen raided a makeshift drug den in Dau village here on Sunday (September 25) afternoon that resulted in the arrest of six suspects and the alleged confiscation of P82,800 worth of "shabu" (crystal meth). In a statement on Monday, the PDEA Central Luzon identified the suspects as Wilfredo Pantanggi, 42; Ana May Sampana, 38; Gabriel Fernandez, 32; Ranjay Pangilinan, 32; Josh Robles, 21; and Roda Capero, 44, all residents of this city. Combined elements of PDEA Central Luzon, Pampanga police drug enforcement unit, and the local police initially conducted a buy-bust operation that ev...

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