THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses enter the Final Four of women’s volleyball in Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines as the number-two seed after edging defending champions De La Salle Lady Spikers in four sets, 25-14, 25-23, 23-25 and 25-19, in their one-game playoff for the second spot on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.
KEVIN DURANT led a balanced attack with 29 points Tuesday night as the Golden State Warriors went up 2-0 in their Western Conference semifinal series against the Houston Rockets with a 115-109 win in Oakland, California.
THE Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok went 1-0 up in their best-of-seven PBA Philippine Cup finals series with the defending champions San Miguel Beermen following a gutsy 99-94 victory in Game One on Wednesday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
THE Department of Energy (DoE) said embedded generation plants, or those that are not directly connected to the power grid but supply electricity to a distinct area, are now required to register with the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM).
DAVAO CITY -- A worker shortage slowed the growth of the construction industry in the Davao Region to 18.1% in 2018 from 37.9% the previous year, regional economic planners said, citing Philippine Statistics Authority data.
THE DIVISION of labor between the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) will be clarified once the Supreme Court decides on a case which was elevated by the power regulator, according to a PCC official.
THE European Union has flagged at a World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting the Philippines’ practice of imposing sagefuard measures on float glass imports.
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Prior to the enactment of the TRAIN Law, Section 100 of the Tax Code generally imposed a donor’s tax on transfers for less than an adequate and full consideration in money or money’s worth, whereby the amount by which the fair market value of the property exceeded the value of the consideration was deemed a gift, and included in computing the amount of gifts made during the calendar year.
KAYA FC-ILOILO got its AFC Cup Group H campaign back on the winning track with a dominant 5-1 victory on Tuesday over visiting Lao Toyota FC of Laos at the Panaad Park and Football Stadium in Bacolod City.
THE Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC) has elevated the Philippines’ bid to host the 2020 Asian BMX Championships to the continental body’s management committee meeting set later this year.
THE National Capital Region Football Association (NCRFA) over the weekend launched its Summer Youth League at the British School Manila.
AFTER successfully holding its first conference in its inaugural season, The Nationals -- the Philippines’ first and only franchise-based Esports League -- is looking to build on the gains it had as it ushered in its second conference.
GM Vugar Gashimov is an Azerbaijani player who was no. 1 player of Azerbaijan for a time and among the top players of the world circa 2008-2011. Born July 24, 1986 in Baku, Gashimov represented his country in the chess olympiads of 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008 and almost single-handedly revived the Modern Benoni for Black, utilizing it even in crucial games at a time when the general consensus was that it gave too many concessions to White. What’s more, he was willing to use the original move order 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 move order and defend Black’s cause in the most dangerous White attacks, namely the Taimanov Attack (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 Bg7 8.Bb5+) and the Modern Main Line (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.Nf3 Bg7 8.h3 0–0 9.Bd3).
The Bucks rightly approached Game Two of their conference semifinal-round set-to against the Celtics with confidence. It didn’t matter that they were routed in the opener, with Al Horford, in particular, looking every bit like kryptonite to the Superman that was Giannis Antetokounmpo. As far as they were concerned, they remained the series favorites for reasons beyond their reliance on the leading Most Valuable Player candidate. Above all else, they boasted of cohesion that propelled an inside-out system and made them better as a collective -- and ultimately superior to their opponents.
IN his Labor Day message on Wednesday, President Rodrigo R. Duterte called on Congress to “consider” passing laws that will “fully protect” workers’ rights to security of tenure and self-organization.
THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has raised the alert level in Tripoli, Libya, and surrounding areas to 4, from level 3, due to the continuing conflict.
RESULTS for the 2018 Bar examinations will be released on May 3, according to the Supreme Court (SC).
THE Philippine government needs to “boost” its communication and disaster preparedness efforts, especially for “less educated Filipinos,” according to the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI).
ABOUT 8,235 rallyists participated in several protests nationwide on Labor Day, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP), and there were no reported untoward or violent incidents as of 3 p.m. Militant groups, including labor organizations, conducted protest actions at Welcome Rotonda in Quezon City, Liwasang Bonifacio, Recto Avenue, and España Blvd. in Manila.
Thousands line up at the TNK (Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan) Job Fair and Business Opportunities at the Kingsborough International Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga on May 1, the observance of International Workers’ Day.
WEAVERS FROM Marawi City, which suffered devastation from the five-month armed clashes in 2017 arising from a siege by Islamic State-inspired local extremist groups, were among those who joined a forum in Iligan City last week intended to discuss the revival and sustaining affected businesses in the war-torn city.
ANOTHER 16 bricks of suspected cocaine were discovered along the shoreline of Surigao del Sur on Tuesday night, this time by a fisherman in Lingig town, the police reported.
THE SUPREME Court (SC) has affirmed the Court of Appeals’ (CA) decision convicting the individual who was behind the 2011 car bombing in Sultan Kudarat that killed two.
MALACAÑANG ON Wednesday said it is “totally unnecessary” to show proof on the alleged involvement of journalists, lawyers, and media groups named in the Duterte ouster matrix it previously released.
A DESALINATION plant in Mactan and the development of the Mananga Dam as a water source will address the supply shortage in Metro Cebu, currently made worse by the prevailing dry spell, an official of the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) told the Cebu City council.
THE National Telecommunications Commission-Davao Region (NTC-11) is eyeing to collect double of its P56 million income this year, Regional Director Nelson T. Cañete said.
As Baby Boomers and Gen X-ers prepare to retire, companies worldwide have been gearing up to accommodate more millennials in the workplace. With three generations having different values and attitude towards work sharing one office, culture shock and clashes are bound to happen.
JPMORGAN Chase & Co. is the latest global bank to take a stand against Brunei after the oil-rich sultanate introduced legislation that punishes gay sex with death by stoning. The idea that financial leaders will choose their business partners on the basis of ethical principles marks a notable shift. But praise for this push onto the moral high ground should be limited.
THE European Central Bank faced a torrid start to the year, as critics said it was not providing enough stimulus to a slowing euro-zone economy.
MARKETERS are now paying attention to the growing “gray market.” As a marginalized group, old people with lots of money (OPLOM) may not qualify for party-list inclusion. In the 2015 census, the age group of those over 65 years old comprise only 5% of the population. The wealthy segment of seniors can embarrass their cohort age group, such as old people supported by their offspring (OPSBTO) who may have a better chance of party list representation, with a sprightlier acronym like: Just Old Leftovers and Grandparents Society (JOLOGS).
THE PHILIPPINES will remain “resilient” with the rest of Southeast Asia and the region’s three major neighbors in the north, “heightened global risks and...
THE PHILIPPINES will remain “resilient” with the rest of Southeast Asia and the region’s three major neighbors in the north, “heightened global risks and stronger external headwinds” notwithstanding, with the country’s economic growth picking up this year and the next, according to latest assessments the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) released early this morning.
S&P GLOBAL RATINGS has raised the Philippines’ credit rating by a notch, citing above-average growth and strong external and fiscal position which have boosted the country’s economic profile.
THE OVERALL INCREASE in prices of widely used goods could have eased for the sixth straight month to a 20-month low in April as a continued decline in rice prices and the peso’s appreciation offset upward pressures from higher fuel and electricity costs, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Department of Economic Research (DER) said in a statement to journalists on Tuesday.
PHILIPPINE ECONOMIC GROWTH can be expected to have steadied at slightly “above six percent” last quarter, two state economic managers said separately when sought for estimates on January-March gross domestic product (GDP) expansion that will be reported on May 9.
THE SECURITIES and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking at giving listed firms five years to comply with the planned increase in minimum public ownership (MPO), a senior regulatory official told reporters on Tuesday.
CEBU PACIFIC on Tuesday said it is canceling around ten flights a day this month, as part of efforts to streamline its operations.
IN THE late 1800s, German design professionals envisioned that German companies would be as competitive as those in England, the United States, and the global market. In the 1900s, 12 artists and 12 companies joined forces to establish Deutscher Werkbund.
THE developer of Clark Global City (CGC) will sublease about two hectares of land to businessman Jettson Yu, who plans to build an office tower and retail hub.
WARSAW — Around 1,000 people, many eating bananas to make their point, protested in front of Warsaw’s National Museum on Monday over a decision last week to remove artworks deemed “indecent” by the museum’s director.
MAYNILAD WATER Services, Inc. said its customers in the cities of Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, Parañaque, Imus and Bacoor will experience low water pressure to no water supply until May 14 due to “reduced water production brought about by unusual algae proliferation” in Laguna Lake.
AS the government limits the number of tourists to Boracay island, some local airlines are looking at other tourist destinations to drive passenger growth this summer.
PHILIPPINE NATIONAL Bank (PNB) has set its eyes on acquiring another financial institution and searching for a strategic partner in a bid to boost its consumer finance business.
LAST WEEK, in a span of three days, the Philippines experienced strong earthquakes that had everyone shaking in fear, from the possibility of another quake or aftershocks. The earthquakes affected all three major island groups of the country.
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