BSP halts rate hikes as inflation slows

As expected, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) decided yesterday to keep interest rates steady, pausing from a tightening episode that saw rates rise by 175 basis points in five straight rate-setting meetings since May this year to rein in inflation......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceDec 13th, 2018Related News

Miley Cyrus to star in Black Mirror episode

MANILA, Philippines – Fans of the sci-fi anthology series can’t wait for the release of Black Mirror’s fifth season on Netflix as it is, especially after the announcement of a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure episode,  and even more so now, after singer-actress Miley Cyrus revealed that she’ll be starring in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

K-dramas to binge-watch on this month

The holiday break is upon us. Bless all streaming sites available in the country for blessing us with ongoing K-dramas that we could binge-watch on. We've shortlisted a few titles to keep you warm this coming days. Memories of the Alhambra Watch the first episode and discoverwhy we are hooked with this drama. It is fast-paced, thrilling and exciting. It tells the story of how Ji-woo (Hyunbin) invests on an augmented reality game that takes the players to different spots of Granada, Spain. At the center of all this magic realism is hostel owner Hee-joo. She is unaware of the storm brought about by her brother's invention, but her life will surely change in the next few episodes....Keep on reading: K-dramas to binge-watch on this month.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 12th, 2018Related News

Fitch unit sees 50 bps rate lift in 2019

Fitch Solutions Macro Research said the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) may raise interest rates anew by as much as 50 basis points next year after pausing from its tightening episode during its rate-setting meeting this Thursday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceDec 10th, 2018Related News

Palace: Balangiga bells return shows strong alliance between US, PH | ABS-CBN News

The Palace thanked the United States for the gesture, which it believes will formally put closure on the "tragic and contentious" episode in the history of the two countries......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

Duterte to lead handover of Balangiga bells — Palace

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to lead the scheduled handover of the Balangiga bells on December 11, Malacaang said Sunday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo in a statement said that the Palace awaits "enthusiastically" for the return of the bells. READ: LOOK: Balangiga bells on their way back to Philippines "We consider the occasion as an affirmation of our strong and enduring relations with our long-standing ally, the United States," Panelo said. "We thank them for this gesture that would formally put a closure to a tragic and contentious episode in both our countries' history," he added. READ: Balangiga Bells to return to PH on...Keep on reading: Duterte to lead handover of Balangiga bells — Palace.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 9th, 2018Related News

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2 Launches Globally April 5, 2019, Only on Netflix.

Welcome back to Greendale, witches. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is sure to make your 2019 a bit more magical—and a lot sexier—with nine new episodes launching in April. Your first look teaser is here. And for the impatient, the Dark Lord’s gifts are abundant: a special holiday episode, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale, […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2018Related News

PH GDP growth seen slowing | Inquirer Business

The recent high inflation episode will ease economic growth this year and the next, given higher interest rates that will likely temper private consumption, according to Dutch financial giant ING. The.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2018Related News

Economists see possible rate cuts early 2019

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas may pause from its tightening episode and even start cutting its interest rates next year as a result of the easing of inflationary pressures, according to economists......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceDec 6th, 2018Related News

Donny Pangilinan sobrang hambog

Sampung kuwentong puno ng halakhak at kuwela ang pagbibidahan ng mga Kapamilya star sa anthology series na “Alamat ng Ano,” kung saan hahaluan ng katatawanan ang pinagmulan ng mga ordinaryong bagay sa bawat episode na mapapanood sa iWant, ang bagong streaming device ng ABS-CBN. Napapanood na sa bagong iWant ang seryeng hindi lang aaliwin at… link: Donny Pangilinan sobrang hambog.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 5th, 2018Related News

AP column: Good and bad in Ballon d Or twerking uproar

By John Leicester, AP Sports Columnist PARIS (AP) — First, the good news: In 2018, a man can no longer disrespect a trailblazing sportswoman on global TV without incurring instant opprobrium. French DJ Martin Solveig learned this to his discomfort when he asked Ada Hegerberg to twerk just after she became the first female winner of the Ballon d'Or and used her victory speech to appeal to girls everywhere to "please, believe in yourself." Immediately after the awards ceremony ended, with outrage already frothing on social media, Solveig still couldn't see why his inappropriate suggestion to the 23-year-old Norwegian was causing such upset. "It was a joke. You must have a bit of a sense of humor," he told The Associated Press as gala guests filed out of the domed Grand Palais in Paris on Monday and Hegerberg posed for photos with her heavy golden trophy. But then, as a video clip showing Solveig's interaction with Hegerberg started to rack up millions of views on Twitter, he understood. Solveig sought out Hegerberg to explain himself and tweeted "sincere apologies." "I didn't mean to offend anyone and I didn't know that this could be seen as such an offense," he said in a video message. The bad news, as the whole sorry episode showed, is that in 2018, the behavior of men is still overshadowing the achievements of women. And Hegerberg's achievements are immense. The steely forward is a three-time winner of the Women's Champions League with French club Lyon. Given her young age and current fearsome pace of 41 goals in 41 games in the tournament, she seems likely to make history like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the men's side. Already, she set a tournament record with 15 Champions League goals last season — including in Lyon's 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg in the final . Hegerberg appeared visibly miffed, shaking her head, responding with a firm "Non" and then turning away after Solveig asked her on stage in French, "Do you know how to twerk?" Had Messi or Ronaldo been standing beside him, it's hard to imagine the DJ asking them to shake their backsides in the twerking dance made famous by singer Miley Cyrus rubbing against Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. That Solveig did so with Hegerberg immediately struck many as icky. "Why do woman still have to put up with that (expletive)?" tennis player Andy Murray wrote on Instagram. "To everyone who thinks people are overreacting and it was just a joke, it wasn't. I've been involved in sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal." At the gala for her daughter's prize moment, Hegerberg's mother, Gerd, said the impropriety of Solveig's remark was initially lost on her. "Let him dance with the queen tonight, I was thinking," she told the AP. But when the meaning of twerk was then explained to her, she reacted with dismay, with an expletive. Hegerberg herself didn't let the uproar mar her evening. After meeting with Solveig and hearing his apology, she was determinedly cheerful by time she came to speak to waiting reporters. "I wasn't upset," she said. "I got to dance a bit and I got the Ballon d'Or." The visibility and status that comes with that trophy will give Hegerberg more power to push the cause of women's soccer. She is already putting that leverage to use. She told the AP in an interview shortly before she picked up her trophy that she won't play in the Women's World Cup in June in France because of a dispute with the Norwegian federation. Hegerberg hasn't played for the national team since last year because of what she perceives to be a general disregard for women's soccer in Norway. "It's all about how we respect women's football. I don't think the respect has been there," she told the AP. "Sometimes you have to take tough decisions to stay true to yourself." She also expressed frustration with the uneven pace of progress for women. A few hours later, Solveig's behavior made her words ring true. "Sometimes you have episodes or situations where you feel like, 'Damn, we're in such a man's world,'" she said. "That could be in a daily situation, being a woman, to be honest. Outside of the pitch as well. There's a lot of discussions to take and to bring on the table as a woman in 2018.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 5th, 2018Related News

Teenager stabs man over staring episode

A TEENAGE boy stabbed a 28-year old man who stared at him intently at Barangay Tanza Baybay, City Proper district, Iloilo City. The victim, Redimo Favorite, was wounded on the abdomen during the incident that happened 11:40 p.m. of Dec. 1, 2018. Investigation showed that Favorite, a resident of San Miguel town but temporarily residing […] The post Teenager stabs man over staring episode appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 2nd, 2018Related News

WATCH: Ariana Grande drops first episode of ‘Dangerous Woman Diaries’   Ariana Grande gives fans an all-access pass to her life as one of pop music's biggest stars with the first episode of her YouTube Originals series "Dangerous Woman Diaries."   Grande on Friday dropped the series' first episode titled "the light is coming" where she shared a behind-the-scenes look of her working on her latest album "Sweetener."   The 25-year-old singer talked about how personal the album feels to her compared to her previous records.   "As an artist, I want to love each project I work in their own special way, but this feels like the most 'me' an album has ever felt....Keep on reading: WATCH: Ariana Grande drops first episode of ‘Dangerous Woman Diaries’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 30th, 2018Related News

Term deposits fetch mixed results

Yields on term deposits were mixed at yesterday’s auction in anticipation of a possible pause by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) from its tightening episode that saw interest rates rising by 175 basis points this year to curb inflation from spiraling out of control......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceNov 28th, 2018Related News

Vlogger takes on P999 style challenges

Fashion and travel vlogger Laureen Uy is living her dream of traveling the world and dressing up in Instagram-worthy outfits, but in her iWant original show Laureen on a Budget, she dares herself to pull off different challenges without breaking the bank. “Every episode, I do a certain challenge with a special guest. That is […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 24th, 2018Related News

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: The importance of sociology

What is sociology? How does sociology help our society and relationships? In this episode of Basagan ng Trip, Leloy Claudio sits down with Bubbles Asor to discuss the importance of sociology and why you should consider it as a course in college. –»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 22nd, 2018Related News

Trip to Jeju with Wanna One

The first season of the 12-episode travel show "Wanna Travel" joins the K-pop boyband Wanna One as its members embark on a two-day trip to Jeju Island in South Korea.   This is the happy, healing journey that Wanna One has always wanted, where its members will be seen going karting, driving around, playing games, goofing around, fishing, exploring a theme park, etc.   Wanna One was formed through the 2017 talent competition, "Produce 101," and is composed of eleven members: Kang Daniel, Park Ji-hoon, Lee Dae-hwi, Kim Jae-hwan, Ong Seong-wu, Park Woo-jin, Lai Kuan-lin, Yoon Ji-sung, Hwang Min-hyun, Bae Jin-young and Ha Sung-woon.   "Wanna Travel" airs ...Keep on reading: Trip to Jeju with Wanna One.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 16th, 2018Related News

NBA 2K League to launch Asia-Pacific Tournament

The first season of the NBA 2K League saw players primarily from the United States fill up the rosters of the clubs. That could change in year two. Brendan Donohue, Managing Director of the NBA 2K League, revealed on the maiden episode of NBA 2K League: The Post Up, the league would have a special Asia-Pacific Tournament, with the winners becoming eligible for the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft. A Global Game 🎮🏀🌏 The #NBA2KLeague will introduce an Asia-Pacific tournament as we look to continue to grow the league around the world! — NBA2KLeague (@NBA2KLeague) November 15, 2018 "If you live in Asia, it's tougher for you to make the [2K] league because of technical issues or to be able to matchmake and find players to play with," Donohue said. "We're going to look to find 20 to 30 players from the Asia-Pacific region that will be invited to take part in this, based on their performance in combine, and also prior tournaments." The in-person tournament will have their winners become draft eligible in addition to the other players identified through the Qualifier and Combine, the 2K League added in a release. Details of the tournament, such as the date, have not yet been hammered out as of writing. If that's not enough to convince you that the 2K League has its eyes set on global competition, Donohue also hinted at league expansion beyond the 30 teams currently in the Association. "While we're focused on having all 30 NBA teams in the league at some point, and we know we will at some point, we think this is a global league," Donohue added. "And so we see there being franchises all over the world.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 16th, 2018Related News

The search is on for the first ever Fudgee Barrkada!

Get your chance to cast your vote for the very first teen ambassadors for Fudgee Barr, one of the country's most-loved packaged cake brands, while watching good friends strut their stuff and show the rest of the country what they're made of! Fudgee Barr is looking for its next set of high school barrkada who each have their own personal advocacies. These kids from Greater Manila Area (GMA), Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao are selected by their schools to participate in the competition. Enter the adventurous trio of hosts at the first-ever Fudgee Barkada: OBarr sa Galing Squad series, bound to get you waiting for episode after episode. Ladies first: Quirky-perky-matchy-matchy My...Keep on reading: The search is on for the first ever Fudgee Barrkada!.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 16th, 2018Related News

Looking into PNP’s misrepresentation allegations against ‘Ang Probinsyano’

Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde’s complaint against the portrayal of the police force in ABS-CBN’s long-running “Ang Probinsyano” was questioned by many due to the show being a work of fiction. It’s pure fiction as stated in the show’s disclaimer, the Kapamilya network explained to Albayalde. The disclaimer is aired before an episode starts. […] The post Looking into PNP’s misrepresentation allegations against ‘Ang Probinsyano’ appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopNov 15th, 2018Related News