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Government spending to accelerate in H2 – DBM

By Kathleen A. Martin (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines – Government spending should accelerate as early as this quarter, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said, noting that the lack of it dragged down economic growth in the first three months of the year. “If you look at the figures, there’s actually a progression, there’s actually an improvement. Those will be felt in ...

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Pinay fencer takes SEAG silver

By Gerry Carpio (The Philippine Star) SINGAPORE – Rookie fencer Justin Gail Tinio, playing out of the University of the East, produced the Philippines’ first medal – a sterling silver – after a hard-fought finale of the Southeast Asian Games foil competitions yesterday at Hall 2 of the OCBC Arena. After finishing third in the preliminaries, Tinio, whose silver medal effort ...

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Roach: Pacquiao good for 2 more fights

MANILA, Philippines – Freddie Roach doesn’t think Manny Pacquiao should retire yet. Pacquiao is expected to sit out the rest of the year after undergoing surgery for a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. The Filipino icon aggravated the injury in his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas a month ago. But Roach is confident that Pacquiao ...

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LeBron on his game: ‘This is probably the best I’ve been’

By Tom Withers (Associated Press) CLEVELAND – LeBron James listened to a question he’s been asked in the past and began processing. On the eve of his fifth consecutive NBA Finals, having carried the Cleveland Cavaliers within four wins of a championship in his homecoming season, James appears to be playing the best basketball of his life. Others have said so, ...

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2015 NBA Finals matchup: Cavaliers vs. Warriors

    The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are the last teams standing. The Warriors are in the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years, led by sensational star and reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, while the Cleveland Cavaliers, led by four-time MVP LeBron James, are back for the first time since the 2007 ...

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Arum mulls Dubai fight for Pacman

MANILA, Philippines – Top Rank Inc. chief Bob Arum is planning to take his boxing promotions act to Dubai, and hopefully he’ll get Manny Pacquiao to fight in the rich emirate. Speaking to Allaam Ousman of Emirates 24/7, Arum said he has started talks with Dubai-based promotional firm Akbar Productions regarding the staging of a boxing event in the United ...

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Apple’s HomeKit arrives with first five products

HomeKit, a connected home platform from Apple, now has its first wave of supporting products available for purchase. Lighting, window shades, heating and air conditioning, and power outlets are among the functions that can be controlled via a Home app. Lutron has a Caséta Wireless Lighting Smart Bridge that links up with lights and (Lutron) window blinds. Insteon provides a ...

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Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s alleged TVC

Watch the alleged TVC ad of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte uploaded on Youtube last May 27, 2015 however he denied such campaign “Hindi akin ‘yan, I already know kung sino but I cannot give you his name,” Duterte said, as quoted in previous reports.    

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De Lima vs Duterte Word War

De Lima and Duterte’s ongoing accusations and allegations have gone deeper. Last Tuesday, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima dismissed the issue of “kidnapping” the Arroyos as alleged by Davao City Mayor Duterte and considered it “ridiculous”. This statement was taken from the Mayor’s televised interview in a local TV station, “Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa” in Davao on Sunday. ...

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PNoy to seek support in Japan

PNoy began his 4-day visit to Japan for further investment tie-up with Japan and ask support for the country’s opposition to China’s land reclamation in the South China Sea. The US had ordered Japan’s military to keep an eye in the waters near the coasts of the Philippines, Vietnam and other Asian neighbors, which all have competing claims to the said sea. However, ...

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