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Gray’s ‘slo-mo twirl’ wows netizens – manilastandard.net

Gray’s ‘slo-mo twirl’ wows netizens  manilastandard.net It was the “slo-mo twirl” that left mouths agape across the world, and certainly left fans of Catriona Gray, the Philippines’ bet in the 2018 Miss Universe pageant, … Source link link: Gray’s ‘slo-mo twirl’ wows netizens – manilastandard.net.....»»

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DoT gives up 2018 tourist target – The Manila Times

DoT gives up 2018 tourist target  The Manila Times The Department of Tourism (DoT) on Thursday said it was not confident of reaching its 7.4 million tourist arrival target for the year, as the industry faced heavy … Source link link: DoT gives up 2018 tourist target – The Manila Times.....»»

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Catriona Gray: Filipinas are one in a billion – Manila Video

On December 17, Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray is expected to slay her way to the crown. The universe is yet to witness another showcase of beauty and confidence with Catriona’s now famous slow-mo turn and lava walk. But more than her runway skills, MBody asks: What makes a Filipina strong? Hear it from… link: Catriona Gray: Filipinas are one in a billion – Manila Video.....»»

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Why Melbourne is the most liveable city

Welcome to Melbourne, the most liveable city in the world," proudly said Nigel, our friendly driver-tour guide. He readily backed his claim by quoting a recent report that Melbourne, Australia, remains among "the world's most liveable cities" for 2018.   The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Survey ranks Melbourne second only to Vienna, Austria. Interestingly, it was only this year that Vienna ranked first in the survey, while Melbourne has held the title for a record seven consecutive years.   The list includes Osaka (Japan), Calgary (Canada), Sydney (Australia), Vancouver (Canada), Tokyo (Japan), Toronto (Canada), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Adelai...Keep on reading: Why Melbourne is the most liveable city.....»»

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Jollibee now owns 100% of US hamburger chain

Globalizing Filipino fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. (JFC) has raised its stake in American hamburger chain Smashburger to 100 percent as the group braced for rapid expansion in the United States, one of its single largest overseas markets.   In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Friday, JFC announced it had acquired the 15 percent remaining interest in Smashburger held by BurgerMaster LLC for $10 million.   JFC, now the sole owner of the Smashburger business, also announced plans to inject more capital into this business by converting the $80-million loan of its unit Bee Good! into equity before the end of 2018. This is to "strongly support" the ...Keep on reading: Jollibee now owns 100% of US hamburger chain.....»»

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PH’s 2018 dollar outflow blows through BSP’s worst-case forecast

  The amount of dollars spent by the Philippines will outstrip its total dollars earnings by a significantly higher gap this year than government planners' already pessimistic projections, the latest data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas revealed on Friday.   In a press briefing, BSP officials said that they expect the country's balance of payments ---the aggregate net value of all transactions between the local economy and the rest of the world---to end 2018 at a deficit of $5.5 billion.   This marks a 266-percent increase in the expected net dollar outflows from the $1.5-billion yearend deficit the central bank projected just six months ago which was, ...Keep on reading: PH’s 2018 dollar outflow blows through BSP’s worst-case forecast.....»»

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December 15, 2018 Visayas Weather Forecast

VALID BEGINNING: 6:00 AM today until 6:00 AM tomorrow SYNOPSIS: Northeast monsoon is affecting Luzon Forecast: Sunny periods & partly cloudy skies with isolated light to moderate rainshowers/thunderstorms Winds: 30-40 KPH NE Coastal Waters: Mod (1.25-2.5m) Temp: 25-31°C Maximum Heat index: 36°C PAGASA.....»»

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PH Growth 2nd Fastest in Southeast Asia: ADB

The Philippines is expected to become the second fastest growing economy in Southeast Asia after Vietnam over the next years, supported by robust public and private investment, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said. In a supplement to its Asian Development Outlook 2018 Update report released on Wednesday, the ADB maintained its economic growth outlook for […].....»»

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The STAR Cover December 15, 2018

The STAR Cover December 15, 2018.....»»

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Lotto results for December 14, 2018

EZ2 - 30 29 3 digits (In exact order) (11am draw) - 3 3 3 (4pm draw) - 5 4 1 (Evening draw) - 1 4 0 4 digits - 4 5 7 9 6/45 MegaLotto - 33 32 19 2 21 25 P12,610,933.00 6/58 UltraLotto - 25 56 42 26 31 49 P49,500,000.00.....»»

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Economy to weather next year’s challenges

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is optimistic the Philippines will hurdle whatever challenges await it next year. “If 2018 has not been easy for us, 2019 will not…READ The post Economy to weather next year’s challenges appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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BSP sees sharp rise in 2018 BoP deficit

The balance of payments deficit will widen significantly this year given the economy’s import requirements, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) announced on Friday. A higher current account deficit could lead to…READ The post BSP sees sharp rise in 2018 BoP deficit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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ADB approves 2019 budget

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved the 2019 administrative budget (net internal administrative expense budget) of $690.5 million. This represents a 2.7 percent increase over the 2018 administrative budget, consisting of 1.3 percent in price increase and 1.4 percent in volume growth. The volume growth is -0.1 percent if excluding the three special initiatives for […].....»»

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BSP sees higher current account deficit for 2018

The country’s external payments position is expected to remain in the red this year and next year amid the country’s strong demand for capital equipment and raw materials to support the expanding economy, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas......»»

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Fruit crops output up in third quarter of 2018

Production of the country’s major fruit crops continued to improve in the third quarter, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority......»»

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National Museum to open Habol Panay exhibit Dec. 15

THE National Museum Western Visayas Regional Museum and Satellite Office (NMWVRMSO) will open its inaugural exhibit “Habol Panay: The Woven Artistry of Western Visayas” on Dec. 15, 2018 at the Old Iloilo Provincial Jail, Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City. “The much-awaited exhibit is not only a showcase of indigenous textiles but it is also a celebration […] The post National Museum to open Habol Panay exhibit Dec. 15 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Iloilo City Hall faces reenacted budget

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE fate of the 2019 budget of the Iloilo City government remains uncertain following reports that Mayor Jose Espinosa III might veto or reject the version passed by the Sangguniang Panlungsod. The SP approved the P2.318-billion budget on Dec 12, 2018 after scrapping the P200,000 allocation to the Local Youth and Development […] The post Iloilo City Hall faces reenacted budget appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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PBA: Lee drills game winner as Hotshots take crucial 3-2 lead

Leethal weapon indeed. Paul Lee drilled the game winner Friday as the Magnolia Hotshots survived the Alaska Aces, 79-78, in Game 5 of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals at the Big Dome. Down one with 11 seconds to go, Romeo Travis was blocked by Best Import Mike Harris on his way to the basket. Fortunately for Magnolia, Lee picked up the loose ball and calmly drilled an open baseline jumper for a 79-78 lead with 1.3 seconds to go. Travis then stopped Harris on a fadeaway in Alaska's final possession and the Hotshots moved on to one win away from the title after taking a crucial 3-2 lead. "Aatakihin ako sa puso," head coach Chito Victolero said with a sigh of relief post-game. "It was a great game, one of the classics in terms of the PBA Finals. I want to commend my players for their mental toughness. We are tired but it was all about heart," he added. Magnolia was up eight, 74-66, with less than five minutes to go. However, the Aces would slowly pick up steam and would score 10 straight to take over, 76-74, in the final 1:17. The Hotshtos were in trouble late too but Lee managed to stop a 3-on-1 Alaska break before finding Ian Sangalang for a crucial and-one play with 18 seconds left for a 77-76 Magnolia lead. Alaska would answer back via two Mike Harris free throws, setting up the final Magnolia play that ended with Lee's clutch jumper. Before the wild fourth quarter, Magnolia dominated the first half, leading by as many as 17 points, 51-34, behind a strong second quarter. Alaska would quickly respond to start the second half, firing a 20-2 run for a 60-55 lead in the third period. Sangalang led the Hotshots with 20 points followed by Mark Barroca with 14. Jio Jalalon added 13 in a big bounce back game. Lee finished with 11 points and his game-winner was being his only basket in the second half. For the Aces, Mike Harris led the way with 26 points. Game 6 is set for Wednesday at Ynares Antipolo.   The Scores: MAGNOLIA 79 -- Sangalang 20, Barroca 14, Jalalon 13, Lee 11, Travis 10, Herndon 6, Dela Rosa 4, Reavis 1, Melton 0, Brondial 0, Simon 0. ALASKA 78 -- Harris 28, Enciso 13, Racal 13, Pascual 6, Exciminiano 5, Cruz 4, Banchero 3, Casio 2, Teng 2, Manuel 2, Baclao 0, Galliguez 0. Quarters: 29-28, 53-40, 65-62, 79-78.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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UAAP: Winning Maroons join rainy UP Lantern Parade

The rain did not bother the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball runners-up as the Fighting Maroons participated in the annual Lantern Parade Friday at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. Seven members of the history-making team namely UAAP Season 81 MVP Bright Akhuetie, Jun Manzo, Javi Gomez de Liano, Janjan Jaboneta, Gelo Vito, Diego Dario, and Will Gozum rode a truck that slowly went around the campus' massive academic oval. During the ride, they took selfies with fans along the road. Happening now: #UAAPSeason81 silver medalists UP MBT participating in the annual Lantern Parade. Players are riding a truck as they take selfies with fans around the academic oval. @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/cIQ5wXJ3Fr — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) December 14, 2018 UP MBT's turn to be introduced in the Quezon Hall. Several fans still showed up to witness the team despite the rainy weather. @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/VuaNR1MjSl — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) December 14, 2018 It was drizzling the whole afternoon but the players and fans still continued the parade. The crowd chanted 'Atin 'To!' and 'UP Fight' while the drummers kept hitting their signature beats just a few vehicles away from the basketball team's truck. The participation of the team in the yearly tradition of the community is in celebration of the men's basketball program ending a 32-year medal drought in men's basketball. "Sobrang sarap ng feeling. At least for one last time lalo na ngayong Pasko na nakita namin yung buong community, na kahit umuulan andito pa rin para sa amin, todo suporta pa rin. We are really blessed as a team and as individuals to have this opportunity and probably this is the best UP experience for me if you're gonna ask me," said graduating player Gelo Vito. "It's really a blessing, may mga naririnig pa nga ako na may dumayo pa from UP Baguio to be here," added Vito. Akhuetie was thrilled to see the warm reception from UP supporters. "It's awesome. I can't wait to make these guys proud by getting the championship. Look at the hearts these people are pouring out. There is nothing you can do for them that can be too much. Despite the weather, the rain and all, they still showed up." However, Akhuetie expressed that despite the love they have been getting from the community, a bridesmaid finish is not enough. "I just couldn't get it in my head that 'Oh okay, for them to be this happy, I've done enough' I still feel we have to do more so I like it, it's okay but I'm not carried away by it," he said. Aside from the basketball team, the men's track and feld team, which ended a 36-year title drought, also had their own truck to celebrate the achievement. Aside from the UP MBT, the track and field team also has a truck of their own in the Lantern Parade. The team ended a 36 year title drought in the #UAAPSeason81. @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/Rx2S2noGH0 — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) December 14, 2018.....»»

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PBA: Clutch Paul Lee shows up on both ends to save Magnolia s title chances

Magnolia was on the brink of an epic Finals collapse. The Hotshots have lost all of their 17-point lead in Game 5 of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Finals and Romeo Travis' strong drive for a go-ahead layup was emphatically denied by Best Import Mike Harris. Alaska's Kevin Racal has dived for the loose ball but somehow, someway, Paul Lee managed to snag the leather and dribble his way to an open baseline. Lee, the newly-awarded PBA Best Player of the Conference, shot a mid-range jumper in rhythm. He swished it and gave the Hotshots a 79-78 lead with 1.3 seconds to go. It was his only score in the second half as he finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Magnolia would go on and win, taking a crucial 3-2 lead in the Finals. "I took the chance eh, kasi wala na eh down kami. Yung small details na ganun, yung mga 50-50 ball, yun yung mga nagpapanalo ng laro. Nakuha and then na-convert ko, so it gave us a win," Lee said on his series-defining save. "Struggle ako buong series offensively, pero yung coaching staff and the whole team, lagi nila sinasabi na next shot, next shot, papasok din yan. Tinira ko lang, luckily yung timing maganda siya. Sobrang bait talaga ni Lord alam mo yun? Sa kanila na eh, tapos ganun yung naging end nung game. Wala na akong hiling, napaka-gandang panalo nun," he added on his version of The Shot. A couple of plays before, Lee had another brilliant save that helped set up Game 5's wild finish. Down two, Lee managed to stop a 3-on-1 Alaska break before finding Ian Sangalang on the other end for a game-turning three-point play. That play gave Magnolia a 77-76 lead with 18 seconds to go. "I won't give up in any play, hanggang walang pito or di stop yung game. Yun naman tinuro samin from the start, hanggang di pumipito or walang deadball, tuluy-tuloy lang," Lee said. "Ayun nag-end up sa magandang play pa ganun lang yung mentality namin," he added. With Game 6 on the horizon, Lee knows it's going to be doubly hard and he wants the Hotshots to try and stay sharp. A title is on the line after all. "It's gonna be hard next game, yun yung pinaka mahirap na game. We need to prepare and of course wag namin kalimutan na mag-enjoy din sa laro," Lee said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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