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House vows independence on franchise hearing

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House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said the chamber will not be bullied or threatened as it conducts the hearings on ABS-CBN Corp.'s 25-year franchise application. "This hearing is not just about the network and its franchise. It is also abo...

Pasig lifts liquor ban 

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Pasig City on Tuesday lifted the liquor ban in the city but advised residents that drinking in public places and having social gatherings are still prohibited amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "We are lifting because businesses and workers are also a...

Navotas public school graduates to get incentives 

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The coronavirus pandemic might have robbed graduates the opportunity to get their diploma on stage, but it cannot deter them from receiving their cash incentives from the Navotas city government. Mayor Toby Tiangco announced Monday that the city gov...


Athletes, coaches to enjoy 20% discount

chrome_reader_modeMay 30, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

The government will soon implement the 20-percent discount for national athletes and coaches in select establishments, according to the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). This covers purchases for transportation, lodging, food, medicine, and sports equipment, as provided by the Republic Act 10699 ...

Taekwondo champ helps poor families

chrome_reader_modeMay 30, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Pauline Lopez is helping out girls in vulnerable communities amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Lopez, who copped two taekwondo gold medals during the last SEA Games here in Manila, teamed up with fellow SEAG gold medalist Joan Orbon and Fundlife Int...

NCR golf clubs set to reopen under GCQ

chrome_reader_modeMay 28, 2020 loyalty account_circleJake Cruz

Metro Manila mayors approved the recommendation to place the National Capital Region from modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) to general community quarantine (GCQ) on June 1, an official of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said Tuesday. This will pave the way for the m...

FIBA suggests actions on resuming basketball 

chrome_reader_modeMay 27, 2020 loyalty account_circleSinagtala

FIBA has issued guidelines for returning to basketball amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Drafted by the FIBA Medical Commission, the document outlines suggested actions for safely restarting competitions and other basketball activities. It clarified, however, that it...

NBA players expect to return this year

chrome_reader_modeMay 27, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball players union leaders expect their leagues to return in some fashion this year after being shut down for the coronavirus pandemic. But nothing is settled for any of the three biggest North American sports leagues and "certainty" on safety issues remains ...

Wesley So advances to chess quarterfinals 

chrome_reader_modeMay 23, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Filipino-American Wesley So is set to face long-time rival Magnus Carlsen in the quarterfinals of the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge. The two placed fourth and fifth, respectively, after the round robin preliminaries. Both secured six points in 11 matches. Hikaru Nakamura of the United States, who...

Olympics still uncertain in 2021 

chrome_reader_modeMay 23, 2020 loyalty account_circleMalaya

A senior Olympics official said the Tokyo Games which were rescheduled in 2021 would face “real problems” with even a vaccine unlikely to stave off the threat of the coronavirus. John Coates, the International Olympic Committee’s pointman for Tokyo 2020, indicated that offici...

FIBA suspends 3x3 tournaments 

chrome_reader_modeMay 22, 2020 loyalty account_circleJames Lopes

FIBA suspended the FIBA 3x3 competitions this year as a result of the current situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As a result, some events have been cancelled, including the FIBA 3x3 Under-23 Nations League, the FIBA 3x3 Under-17 Zone Cups, and four World Tour events in Prague...

Golf courses in GCQ areas set to reopen

chrome_reader_modeMay 22, 2020 loyalty account_circleMichael Lim

Golf courses in areas under the general community quarantine are set to reopen, according to Interior Secretary Eduardo Año on Friday. Interviewed on Dobol B sa News TV, Año said the Inter-agency Task Force is finalizing the guidelines for the resumption of the operation of golf cours...

Magnolia player keeps body in shape

chrome_reader_modeMay 21, 2020 loyalty account_circleNoah James

Jio Jalalon of the Magnolia Hotshots continues to exercise to keep his body in shape. More than two months since the PBA suspended play, Jalalon is making sure to take care of his body at home while being resourceful with his activities. During the PBA's new web show called "Kamustahan&qu...

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