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Riots rage across US over Floyd murder

ATLANTA: Massive protests and riots have occurred in many United States cities on Friday night, four days after the alleged murder of black felon George Floyd caught media attention throughout the US. The center of the protests was caught live in this city as hundreds of rioters, mostly blacks, threw stones and molotov bombs and […].....»»

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PEZA approves 26 projects worth P13B

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) has approved 26 projects worth P13.1 billion that are expected to employ 19,894 Filipinos. In a statement on Friday, the agency said its board approved the projects on May 21. Of these, 31.50 percent are Filipino; the rest — 68.50 percent — are American, Japanese, Taiwanese and Chinese. “Being […].....»»

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Quizon clips Mongolian International Master

Filipino Daniel Quizon downed fellow International Master Dambasuren Batsuren of Mongolia in the seventh and final round and then edged the latter and two others via tiebreak to rule the Zone 3.3 qualification of the Asian Juniors Online Chess Championships Friday night......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports2 hr. 5 min. ago Related News

ABS-CBN and good government

The ABS-CBN tangle with Duterte government has a long history......»»

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Gunita: A song of hope amid the pandemic

“Because we’re all stuck at home, there’ll be more time for us to reminisce, think and reflect. I believe that we all have our share of good and bad memories......»»

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Nat’l athletes, coaches get 20% discount on goods, services

National athletes and coaches can now avail of 20 percent discount on goods and services. The Philippine Sports Commission in a board meeting on Friday announced that the 20 percent discount for athletes and coaches, a provision in RA 10699, will finally be implemented as BIR issued Revenue Regulation 13-2020, dated May 27. “We have been looking forward to this and we are thankful that our athletes and coaches will finally enjoy the privilege they deserve,” said PSC chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez. The PSC has been working on the implementation of this privilege for a long time and have made headway with the help of the BIR last year. Effectivity of the privilege will be 15 days after publication in the official gazette or any two nationally-circulated newspapers. National athletes and coaches will also receive booklets aside from identification cards in order for beneficiaries to avail the said discounts, much like the booklet and ID being issued to senior citizens.  PSC is now having the booklets prepared. Members of the national team have already been issued their IDs. Discounts shall be applied to food, medicine, recreation centers, hotels, and lodging establishments and sports equipment purchases. BUDGET CUT While the discount privilege is welcome news, the Board also tackled belt-tightening measures with much of the government’s finances diverted to address the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The board and senior officers of the agency decided to implement a 50% reduction on allowances of athletes and coaches starting June 1 (to be remitted in July). The decision came following the diminished finances from the National Sports Development Fund (NSDF), from which the allowances are taken, because of the health crisis. The board said that this action was taken in order to sustain the granting of allowances until December 2020. “This is a hard decision to make, but one that needed to be done so we can continue caring for our athletes longer,” said Ramirez, who assured that the allowances will be restored to the present rate once the NSDF reaches a comfortable level. Last month the country’s sport department in order to cut back on expenses and reserve the remaining resources to continue its commitment to providing the allowances of athletes and coaches, discontinued contracts of sports coordinators, consultants, and JO staff......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports6 hr. 18 min. ago Related News

Volleyball Community Gives Back PH to hold SERVE AS ONE Variety Show

Volleyball Community Gives Back PH has something to serve up for those matchday personnel affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Charo Soriano, who is one of the VCGB PH leaders, is looking forward for two memorable fun days from the sport's biggest stars through the SERVE AS ONE Variety Show.  A fundraising effort for volleyball personnel presented by Volleyball Community Gives Back PH, the show is scheduled on June 5 and 6, 7:30 p.m. on the ABS-CBN Sports Website, ABS-CBN Sports Facebook Page and ABS-CBN Sports YouTube Channel. "Time and time again, the Philippine volleyball community has exemplified solidarity in the face of various adversities - from community development, natural disaster responses, relief operations and more recently,  distribution of PPEs to different provinces. Everyone helps out. And people - players, coaches, management, staff, officials, and fans - all do their part," said Soriano. Last month, the #CARINGFORALL: Down The Line, We Are One was launched to provide assistance for the paid-per-day personnel, as any help will go a long way. As of last Friday, VCGB PH was able to provide 200 care packs to volleyball personnel all over Metro Manila. The group hopes to raise funds and provide care packs to be distributed for more volleyball personnel families affected by the postponement and cancellation of volleyball leagues. Help is on the way and Kiwi Ahomiro, who recently lent her hand in delivering PPEs to the Philippine Army, is more than ready.  "We wanted to reach out and help our volleyball personnel and staff and all those who made our games possible - bouncers, ball retrievers, referees, technicians all those whose livelihoods have been threatened due to COVID-19 so we came up with the idea of putting up the SERVE AS ONE Variety Show. All proceeds will go to the care packages for their families," said Ahomiro. Aby Maraño, who was involved in distributing the second wave of care packages, saw the hardships of the matchday personnel. "Our volleyball officials and personnel felt really sad about the fact that volleyball will stop for the next month cause volleyball from most of them is the only source of income they have. I learned that they started small businesses like selling sweet Pinoy desserts, some are selling peanut butters and garlic spicy sauce only to sustain their lives amidst the pandemic situation," said Maraño. Also taking part in handing out the care packages was Amanda Villanueva, who hopes that the help will go a long way to boost the spirits of the volleyball game's unsung heroes. "In these trying times my main motivation in helping our dearest group of volleyball personnel is the vision of hope that everything will eventually come to an end. To let them know as well that we are in this together and that nobody gets left behind in life whichever direction life leads us because we are one community and we strive to help each other in whatever way we can. To stand together as one family not just on the court but also outside of the court," said Villanueva. It may still a long way to go but Alyssa Valdez believes that the volleyball community will be in the same page to keep the personnel afloat in this challenging time. "The fight is far from over, we’re like in a championship situation, like 14-14 all, fifth set. We need one another to be able to win this fight! So I’m inviting everyone...let’s go help serve and win as one," said Valdez. Donations can be sent to Ryan Sordan through BPI bank account 8069 0632 77, GCash at 0917-5003390 and PayMaya at 0917-5003390.       Meanwhile, a total of 2,081 protective personal equipments (PPEs) was distributed by the VCGB PH in the #ServeOurFrontliners: RAFFLES FOR HEROES fund drive for the medical frontliners who are doing a valiant battle against coronavirus.    VCGB PH was already able to donate 310 PPEs to Sultan Kudarat, 220 to Quezon Medical Center, 301 PPEs to Batangas, 200 to Aklan, 100 to Puerto Galera, 200 to Cebu, 250 to Northern Mindanao Medical Center, 300 to National Children’s Hospital, 100 to Army, 50 to Navy and 50 to Maysan Health Station.  Please visit Volleyball Community Give Back on Facebook and @vcgbph on Instagram and Twitter for more details......»»

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House Panels Approve Anti-Terror Bill

Two committees at the House of Representatives on Friday approved a measure providing more teeth to the law against terrorism and effectively repealing the Human Security Act of 2007. The House Committee on Public Order and Safety and Committee on National Defense and Security, chaired by Masbate Rep. Narciso Bravo Jr. and Iloilo Rep. Raul […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: News7 hr. 5 min. ago Related News

321 Patients in Cebu City Recover from Covid-19

Mayor Edgardo Labella on Friday shared the good news that 321 patients in the city have recovered from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in a single day, bringing the total number of recoveries to 792. “Good news! Of the confirmed 2,144 Covid-19 cases, Cebu City has 321 recoveries and our total cases who have recovered […].....»»

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Duterte to certify as urgent anti-terrorism bill

President Rodrigo Duterte will certify as urgent the bill that would strengthen the anti-terrorism law so that the House of Representatives can approve the measure next week before Congress adjourns sine die. On Friday, the House Committee on Public Order and Safety and the Committee on National Defense in a joint hearing adopted the Senate’s […] The post Duterte to certify as urgent anti-terrorism bill appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News7 hr. 52 min. ago Related News

Trump to pull out funding from WHO; hits China over virus, Hong Kong

  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Friday he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization (WHO), end Hong Kong’s special trade status, and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf of their government — escalating tensions with China that have surged during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump has been […] The post Trump to pull out funding from WHO; hits China over virus, Hong Kong appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News13 hr. 52 min. ago Related News

GCQ no reason to relax travel restrictions–PNP

“Nonessential” travel across borders of towns and provinces may still not be allowed, even under the general community quarantine (GCQ), a top police official said on Friday. Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, chief of the Joint Task Force COVID Shield, said the public should not take the GCQ to mean free movement, as he warned […] The post GCQ no reason to relax travel restrictions–PNP appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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CHEd bats vouchers for kids of OFWs to ensure they continue schooling

  MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) on Friday proposed a voucher system for children of displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), that would ensure that they continue with their studies amid the economic challenges posed by the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. In the joint virtual hearing of the Senate committees on […] The post CHEd bats vouchers for kids of OFWs to ensure they continue schooling appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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MCIA income down by 10% due to COVID-19 crisis

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis that has crippled the aviation industry worldwide has also resulted in a decline in passenger traffic and airport earnings for the first three months this year. Megawide Construction Corporation reported on Friday, May 29, before the Philippine Stock Exchange that Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) only […] The post MCIA income down by 10% due to COVID-19 crisis appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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GCQ news pushes PSEi to 5,800 level

The stock market surged to the 5,800 territory on Friday after the government announced that the lockdown it imposed on Metro Manila would be eased after this month ends. The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange (PSEi) soared by 4.82 percent or 268.62 points to finish at its intraday high of 5,838.84, while the broader All Shares […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News15 hr. 52 min. ago Related News

Inflation seen settling at 1.9-2.7% in May

The country’s headline inflation could have eased further to 1.9 percent or picked up to 2.7 percent this month on the back of higher oil and food prices, as well as lower electricity rates, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) projected on Friday. In a Viber message, BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said the forecast range […].....»»

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Over P1T infused into PH financial system

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) already injected more than P1 trillion in additional liquidity into the financial system to stimulate the country’s economy, one of its top officials told lawmakers on Friday. This comes after BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno earlier stressed the gradual and prudent unwinding of the central bank’s coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) […].....»»

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DoH: Brace for spike in Covid cases over delayed validations

ONE thousand fourty-six cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) were reported in the country on Friday, bringing the count to 16,634 from Thursday’s 15,588, the Department of Health (DoH) said. This was the biggest increase in the number of cases recorded and the first time that it breached 1,000 since the pandemic began in […].....»»

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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, May 29

NEW DELHI -- India's economic growth rate during the full financial year of 2019-20 slowed to 4.2 percent as compared to 6.1 percent expansion in 2018-19, government data released on Friday showed......»»

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Japan’s top tier soccer to restart on July 4

TOKYO (Reuters) – The J.League announced on Friday that its top division would restart on July 4 following an approximately four month delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Executives from Japan’s top soccer clubs voted to resume the season after restrictions were lifted across the country this week. Each team had only played one league […].....»»

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