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Gilas flies to Spain for World Cup preparations

THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL men’s basketball team flew to Spain on Sunday morning to further enhance its preparations for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup which kicks later this month in China.

PHL kendokas out to do better at 12th ASEAN kendo tournament

THE Philippine national kendo team is set to compete in Indonesia later this week at the 12th ASEAN Kendo Tournament (AKT) with an eye on doing better from its performance last time around in the meet.

TNT draws first blood in Commissioner’s Cup finals

THE TNT KaTropa took a 1-0 lead over the San Miguel Beermen in their best-of-seven Philippine Basketball Association Commissioner’s Cup finals series after a 109-96 victory in Game One on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

PFL: Ceres doubles on rival Kaya; Mendiola wins

DEFENDING Philippines Football League (PFL) champion Ceres-Negros FC continued with its mastery of rival Kaya FC-Iloilo after emerging victorious anew in their second encounter in the ongoing season, 1-0, in rain-soaked league action on Saturday at the Aboitiz Pitch in Lipa City, Batangas.

Kingad provides silver lining in tough night for Filipinos at ONE Manila

THE “Dawn of Heroes” event of ONE Championship last Friday here in Manila turned out to be a rough night for Filipino fighters but flyweight Danny “The King” Kingad provided a silver lining after bagging one of the big victories in the stacked fight card of the promotion.

Japan’s Shibuno storms into two-shot lead at Women’s British Open

MILTON KEYNES -- Japan’s Hinako Shibuno will take a two-shot lead heading into the final round of the Women’s British Open in Milton Keynes after carding a five-under 67 to move to 14 under on Saturday.

Rodrigo rules Marikina active chess championship

MARK RODRIGO ruled via tiebreak the 2019 Concepcion Dos Chess Club Active Chess Championship at the Dawg’s Boardgame Café, Lilac Street, SSS Village, Concepcion Dos, Marikina City on Saturday.

Aranar-Nualla pair leads DSCPI midyear winners

SEAN MISCHA ARANAR and Ana Leonila Nualla led all winners of the recent 2019 Dance Sports Council of the Philippines, Inc. (DSCPI) Midyear Ranking and Competition at the Ballroom Hall of Valle Verde Country Club in Pasig City.

Griffin on James

It’s easy to see why David Griffin went on the defensive as soon as the Sports Illustrated (SI) article focusing on his career hit the Net. Written by regular staff member Jake Fischer, it tracked his ascent to top-rung positions with the Suns and Cavaliers, and, most importantly, how his experience informs his plans as executive vice president of the Pelicans. And it should have been all well and good. Unfortunately, it wound up highlighting a handful of quotes he made throughout his conversations with the scribe spread over the National Basketball Association’s Summer Camp, and particularly as they related to LeBron James.


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Visa review plan for Chinese visitors risks tourism revenue

A PROPOSAL to subject Chinese nationals to regular Philippine visa applications may lead to lower tourist arrivals and cut revenue from their travel spending here, according to the former executive vice-president of the Tourism Congress of the Philippines.

ECC cuts penalty on late SSS and GSIS remittances

THE Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) has cut by one point the monthly penalty on employers who fail to remit their workers’ pension contributions to 2%.

Tropical storm Hanna to bring rains in Luzon, Visayas this week

TROPICAL STORM Hanna is not likely to make landfall but is expected to brings moderate to heavy rains in Luzon and the Visayas this week, according to weather bureau PAGASA.

25 confirmed dead as 3 boats capsize in Iloilo Strait

TOURISTS, TEACHERS, and children were among the 25 people confirmed dead after three boats capsized at the Iloilo Strait on Saturday afternoon.

8 neighboring towns, cities in Davao form disaster response alliance

EIGHT NEIGHBORING local government units (LGUs) in the provinces of Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley have signed a pact for joint disaster response measures, including shared trainings to strengthen rescue skills.

Nationwide Round-up

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to China later this month, where he also intends to watch the Fédération Internationale de Basketball Amateur (FIBA) Basketball World Cup 2019, according to his former special assistant and now Senator Christopher Lawrence T. Go.