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Macrohon dreams of Olympic gold, sparked by Diaz

Credit to Author: Josef T. Ramos, TMT| Date: Fri, 29 May 2020 12:06:16 +0000

29UPCOMING weightlifting star Kristel Macrohon is motivated to someday surpass the achievements of her idol, Hidilyn Diaz. The 23-year-old Macrohon, a fellow Zamboagueño of Diaz, is one tournament shy of securing a slot in the Tokyo Olympic Games next year from July 23 to August 8. “Yes, honestly, siya po ang inspiration ko aside sa […]

Mayor undaunted in backing ‘Balik Probinsiya’ despite entry of infected beneficiary


TACLOBAN CITY—A case of one returning resident turning positive for coronavirus made no dent in a Leyte mayor’s support for the program called Balik Probinsiya (Return to Provinces) which seeks to reduce Metro Manila’s population by luring those from the provinces to leave and return to their hometowns.   Tanauan Mayor Pelagio Tecson Jr. said he would continue to accommodate those who want to return to the municipality as long as they meet requirements set by the local government unit.   “They really need to return because they were displaced,” said the mayor at an online press conference on Friday (May 29).   “They are from Tanauan. It’s okay for them …

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Over 50,000 part-time college faculty members in need of financial aid


            MANILA, Philippines — More than 50,000 part-time faculty members from different higher education institutions (HEIs) are in need of financial assistance while reeling from the the “no teach, no pay” setup due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) chairman Prospero de Vera III said Friday.   During the joint virtual hearing of the Senate committees on finance and public affairs, De Vera appealed to the Senate to “seriously consider” the effects of the pandemic on the operations and personnel of colleges and universities or HEIs, and that teaching personnel …

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Thirdy Ravena unveils new hairdo


MANILA, Philippines—With barbershops still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some have resorted to sporting buzzcuts or even going full bald just to escape the heat of the summer in the country. Even basketball star Thirdy Ravena got into the act of cutting his hair as short as possible—with a little twist. From the usual fade that he sported during UAAP Season 82, Ravena now has a buzzcut but ever the fashionista did a little bit more and dyed his hair pink. https://www.instagram.com/p/CAw4V4PAU1q/ From his usual fades that featured the simple transitions to the sleek hard cuts, Ravena usually experimented with his hairdo but some didn’t usually go as planned. There was the …

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Biggest and brightest Kapuso stars banner online fundraising concert tonight

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Fri, 29 May 2020 06:18:07 +0000

Continuing to bring their support for those afflicted by the Covid-19 pandemic, GMA Network brings “Bayanihan Musikahan,” the online fundraising concert series initiated by National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab. This happens tonight at 8 p.m. on the network’s official Facebook page. The biggest and brightest Kapuso stars in the music industry will join the […]

Inflation estimated at 1.9-2.7% in May

Credit to Author: Mayvelin U. Caraballo, TMT| Date: Fri, 29 May 2020 04:09:56 +0000

PHILIPPINE headline inflation could have fallen further to 1.9 percent percent or jumped to 2.7 percent this month on the back of higher oil and food prices, as well as lower electricity rates, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno announced. In a Viber message on Friday, Diokno said the forecast range provided by […]

Duterte offers to pay for Covid-19 patients’ hospitalization

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Fri, 29 May 2020 03:29:05 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte offered to pay for the hospital expenses of Filipinos infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), as he reiterated his order for local government officials to help those stranded amid the pandemic. In a public address late Thursday night, Duterte said he has “no problem” shouldering the hospital cost of ordinary Filipinos, […]

PNP reminds operators of illegal Chinese clinics to comply with gov’t requirements


MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday reminded operators of Chinese clinics to comply with the government requirements. A government team composed of the police and Department of Health personnel recently raided underground clinics allegedly treating Chinese nationals sickened with COVID-19. “Let’s not forget that kahit na intensyon niyo ay maganda, kailangan niyo pa rin dumaan sa regulatory functions ng gobyerno,” PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa said in an online press conference when asked about the recent operations of the PNP against illegal COVID-19 clinics treating Chinese nationals. (Let’s not forget that even if your intention is good, you s…

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