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MANILA, Philippines--The country's leading lender BDO Unibank sees net profit this year hitting a new high of P38.5 billion, likely driven by a continued double-digit expansion in loan book, improved margins and steady fee-based income. About a quarter of the full-year target had been achieved in the first three months of the year, during which BDO grew headline net profit by 66 percent year-on-year to P9.8 billion. Excluding non-recurring items that boosted comparative earnings last year, first quarter core earnings rose by 21 percent year-on-year, BDO president Nestor Tan said in a press briefing ahead of the bank's stockholders meeting on Monday. The first quarte...Keep on reading: BDO sees P38.5B net profit this year
MANILA, Philippines --- A 20-foot container truck carrying 1,900 kilos of milk slammed into a barrier on C-5 Road in Bagong Ilog on Monday afternoon, causing heavy traffic in the area. https://www.facebook.com/PasigCommandCenterPasigC3/photos/a.432530253562181/1304390513042813/?type=3&theater&_rdc=1&_rdr Pasig Command Center CCTV operator Kurt Matthew told INQUIRER.net the accident occurred at 12:36 p.m. and has resulted in the pile up of vehicles on C-5 Road. Matthew said the driver of the truck, who said he lost control of the brakes, was brought to the Medical City for treatment. As of posting time, the truck is still at the site, but retrieval operations are a...Keep on reading: Milk truck accident causes heavy traffic on C-5
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agrees that «Bikoy,» the hooded guy in the series of videos implicating the people close to President Rodrigo Duterte to a drug syndicate, can be held liable for cyberlibel. «Yes, and it remains to be social media post,» PDEA spokesperson Derrick Carreon told INQUIRER.net when asked if the agency agrees with Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde in saying that Bikoy may face a case of cyberlibel if he will not be able to support his claims. But Carreon said the PDEA will not be able to investigate Bikoy's allegations until there is «tangible basis» that he could pr...Keep on reading: PDEA agrees ‘Bikoy’ can be held liable for cyberlibel
Singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid expressed his gratitude and sent good wishes to his wife Regine Velasquez in celebration of her 49th birthday today, April 22. Alcasid took to Instagram to greet Asia's Songbird, as he posted a throwback photo of her with a pixie cut and a no-makeup look. «Happy birthday to my love. I thank our Heavenly Father that I have you in my life,» the «Nandito Ako» singer said. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwhe8nnHBE1/ Alcasid also hoped for positive things for his wife, saying, «I wish you all the joy in your heart that you deserve. I wish you the peace of mind that you seek and I pray that you be blessed with an abundance of great health.» Fellow...Keep on reading: LOOK: Ogie Alcasid wishes Regine Velasquez ‘joy, great health’ on her 49th birthday
MANILA, Philippines --- Former Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala has posted a P30,000 bail before the Sandiganbayan's Fifth Division for a graft case. «Today, Proceso J. Alcala, personally appeared and posted bail bond for his provisional liberty in the amount of Thirty Thousand Pesos, under Official Receipt No. 5497801 V dated April 22, 2019,» read the order dated April 22. Alcala's graft case was in connection with the «garlic cartel» scheme, which reportedly monopolized garlic prices from 2013 to 2014. The Anti-Graft Court scheduled Alcala's arraignment on May 24 at 8:30 a.m. "Let the arraignment and pre-trial of said accused [Alcala] be set on May 24, 2019 at 8:30 in t...Keep on reading: Ex-Agriculture Secretary Alcala posts bail for graft
NO Filipino was hurt in the explosions that rocked Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing more than 200 people, including several foreigners, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. The…READ The post No Filipino hurt in Sri Lanka attacks — DFA appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
THE Philippines and China are scheduled to sign at least five bilateral agreements when President Rodrigo Duterte makes his visit to Beijing this week, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)…READ The post PH, China to sign 5 bilateral deals during Duterte’s visit to Beijing — DFA appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
MALACAÑANG on Monday confirmed a matrix detailing a plot to oust President Rodrigo Duterte and vowed to prosecute those who would commit “overt acts to bring down the government.” Spokesman…READ The post Palace confirms Times’ story <br> on ‘Oust-Duterte’ matrix, warns plotters appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
PHOENIX Pulse hung tough in the endgame to nip defending champion San Miguel Beer, 92-90, on Sunday in Game 3 of its best-of-seven semifinals series of Season 44 Philippine Basketball…READ The post Phoenix nips San Miguel, narrows semis gap to 1-2 appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte accused Philippine media anew of being “corrupt” in the wake of an expose on the allegedly “significant” increase in his family’s wealth under his term. The Philippine…READ The post Duterte renews tirades against ‘corrupt’ media appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in nine bombings that rocked churches, luxury hotels and other sites in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday…READ The post More than 200 people dead in Sri Lanka blasts appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
English actress Sophie Turner's «Game of Thrones» character, Sansa Stark, transformed slowly but surely across several seasons. Turner grew up normally while portraying a perpetually beleaguered character. Originally, she wanted to be a dancer, but turned down the opportunity to study at the Royal Ballet School. Instead, she chose acting classes at age 11. Old soul Now 23, the «X-Men» star is engaged to singer Joe Jonas. «I was fully preparing myself to be single for the rest of my life» she told Rolling Stone. But, she added, "Once you've found the right person, you just know. I feel like I'm much older a soul than I am in age. I feel like I've lived enough life to k...Keep on reading: Sophie Turner on ‘experimenting’: I love a soul, not a gender
In the '90s, Tom Taus was a child actor, known for appearing in the kiddie gag show «Ang TV,» as well as starring in films such as «Cedie,» «Anak ng Bulkan» and «Batang Z.» But, these days, he's more known as a DJ---grown-up and dashing, winning over partygoers with his electronic music sets---his time as a tyke in the spotlight preserved mostly in memory, and on YouTube videos. Fresh from a show at the Bonfire Music Festival in Davao Oriental---his time there made memorable by «two beautiful beaches»---Tom acknowledged the chance to travel and meet people from various cultures through his work. Recognition «It's pretty amazing, honestly,» he told the Inquirer. "I'm start...Keep on reading: How DJ Tom Taus, ex-child star, has found his calling in music
Director Jade Castro, who is working with real-life couple Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos in the film «LSS (Last Song Syndrome),» swore that he didn't know the two were in a relationship when he first asked them to be part of the cast. «The idea came from the creative team, and when they suggested it to me, I liked it because I know that both of them can act and sing at the same time. Since music is very much a part of the story, I thought they'd be perfect together,» Jade told reporters during the media gathering to announce the first three finalists of this year's Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP). "This was before we confirmed that they are together in real life, which made ...Keep on reading: Why Gabbi Garcia is scared of working with boyfriend Khalil Ramos
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka --- Eight people have been arrested in connection with a string of deadly blasts that killed more than 200 people in Sri Lanka on Sunday, the country's prime minister said. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said «so far the names that have come up are local,» but he said investigators would look into whether the attackers had any «overseas links.» He also acknowledged that the «information was there» about possible attacks. «While this goes on we must also look into why adequate precautions were not taken,» he said. But he said the government's first priority would be to «apprehend the terrorists.» "First and foremost we have to ensure that terrori...Keep on reading: 8 arrested in connection with Sri Lanka blasts
WASHINGTON --- A leading Democratic lawmaker said Sunday that his party would likely decide within a few weeks whether a move to impeach President Donald Trump would be «the best course for the country.» Representative Adam Schiff, chairman of the House intelligence committee, said that since Republicans control the Senate --- and would likely block an effort to oust Trump --- Democrats face a quandary after special counsel Robert Mueller found no coordination between Russia and the Trump election campaign but cited 10 episodes of potential obstruction involving Trump. "We will have to decide, do we nonetheless go through an impeachment --- because to do otherwise would signal ...Keep on reading: Top US Democrat says party will decide soon on impeachment
NEW YORK: Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid returned from injury to score a game-high 31 points and grab 16 rebounds, powering the 76ers to a 112-108 NBA playoff victory at Brooklyn on…READ The post Embiid sparks 76ers to NBA playoff win after two ejected appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
REGATTA boosts summer wear this season with a collection of pieces in hot-weather hues in lightweight fabrics. Summery colors dominate the collection with watercolor prints, doodle stripes, and ditsy florals,…READ The post Summer’s in full swing with Regatta appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
THE sun is up and summer sizzle is finally here. During this time of the year, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar adds a modern flair to its patriotic premise. All…READ The post Las Casas beats sweltering heat with summer treats appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
WITH less than a month before the midterm elections, Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada continues to lead his opponents by a wide margin and will likely win his third and…READ The post Estrada continues to lead opponents in Manila mayoralty race — survey appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
THE Philippines joined the rest of the world in expressing its sympathy for the victims of a series of explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, as well as “outrage…READ The post PH, world express sympathy, <br> outrage over Sri Lanka blasts appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday reiterated that diplomacy was a better alternative to a military response to the dispute over the West Philippine (South China) Sea. Duterte was reacting to…READ The post Duterte: Diplomacy still better than military alternative on sea dispute appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines and South Korea want to finish a free trade deal by November, a move that will make it easier for local bananas, among other goods, to enter the Korean market, top officials said. In a joint statement issued last week, the trade chiefs of both governments said they had agreed to «put their best effort» to conclude the talks in November. The conclusion of the talks, they said, would be in time for the commemorative summit of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). That same month will also mark the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic relations of South Korea and the Philippines, the Department ...Keep on reading: Philippines-South Korea to finish free trade deal by November
MANILA, Philippines --- Holy Week in the country this year was «generally peaceful,» despite several cases of drowning and vehicular accidents, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Sunday. «Sa buong bansa napaka-ganda ng ating kalagayan. Ang situation natin ay generally peaceful sa buong bansa except sa ilang insidente na kung saan may naitaang nalunod sa iba't-ibang paliguan at vehicular accidents na marami ring na-injured,» PNP spokesperson Police Col. Bernard Banac said in an interview over AM radio station DZBB. (It was generally peaceful in the country except several cases of drowning and vehicular accidents, leading to injuries and deaths.) ...Keep on reading: PNP: Holy Week 2019 ‘generally peaceful’
MANTICAO, Misamis Oriental, Philippines --- Choose candidates who will protect the environment, Reverend Fr. Eleuterio Datoy, parish priest of Christ the King Sub-Parish, urged devotees on Good Friday during a Mass he celebrated on top of Dunque Hill. The hill, the highest peak in Misamis Oriental, is where the Catholic faithful have been holding the Stations of the Cross since 2015. «It is the time when a Christian would not only meditate and pray for the forgiveness of sins but also to pray for the future,» he said. One of the prayers he said was for voters, imploring that they would be guided choose candidates whose advocacy would be to take care of the environment. Du...Keep on reading: Priest: Vote for officials who will protect the environment
MANILA, Philippines---Filipino cue artist Carlo Biado fell to Taiwan's Kevn Cheng in the final of the World Pool-Billiard Association Players Championship, 12-11, at Griffs Billiards in Las Vegas. Biado blew an 8-5 rack lead in the best-of-nine match as Cheng went on a furious rally that came after the Filipino missed out on a routine hit. After Biado failed to sink the 4-ball, Cheng pounced on the blunder by winning the next four racks to grab a 9-8 rack edge in what eventually turned into a win-by-two format. The pair, however, reached the 11-11 limit that forged a sudden death rack. "When I was down 8-5 and he is shooting at an open table, I already know that I'm going to ...Keep on reading: PH bet Carlo Biado falls to Taiwan’s Kevin Cheng in WPA Players Championship
MANILA, Philippines --- There has been no report of any Filipino hurt following a series of explosions in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Sunday. The DFA said the Philippine Embassy in Dhaka was in continuous coordination with the authorities in Sri Lanka to check on the state of Filipinos living in the area of the explosion. «Ambassador to Bangladesh Vicente Vivencio C. Bandillo said that the Philippine Embassy in Dhaka contacted Philippine Honorary Consul to Colombo Hugh Sriyal Dissanayake, who informed them that they are in touch with the Filipino community in the area,» the DFA said in a statement. "The community leaders report...Keep on reading: No reports of Filipino casualties in Sri Lanka blasts — DFA
MANILA, Philippines --- Malacaang on Sunday expressed support for Sri Lanka following a series of bomb explosions that killed nearly 160 people there. The blasts ripped through hotels and churches and are now deemed as the worst act of violence since the end of Sri Lanka's civil war. Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo offered condolences to the families of the victims, underscoring the warm relationship between the Philippines and Sri Lanka. READ: Blasts at Sri Lanka hotels and churches kill nearly 160 "As we recall our recent commitment to boost ties with Sri Lanka and the warm relations between the leaders our of countrie...Keep on reading: Palace condemns Sri Lanka blasts
LEGAZPI CITY --- Some P18 million worth of «shabu» (crystal meth) were confiscated from two Nigerians and a native of Camarines Sur province in separate buy-bust operations in Naga City. Police Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, information officer of Bicol police, said at 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, Azubuike Onwigbolu, 32, a Nigerian businessman residing at Angeles City, Pampanga, was arrested in a buy-bust in Barangay (village) Triangulo. The authorities seized suspected shabu worth about P17 milion from Onwigbolu who entered Naga three days before he was arrested. In a separate operation on Saturday, Judith Camacho, 46, a resident of San Jose village in Bombon town in Camarines Sur, and...Keep on reading: ‘Shabu’ worth P18M seized in Naga City buy-busts
MONACO --- Fabio Fognini ended Rafael Nadal's winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters, stunning the defending champion 6-4, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final for the first time and hand Nadal his first defeat here since a loss to Novak Djokovic in the 2015 semifinals. Fognini had beaten Nadal twice before on clay, and also once at the U.S. Open in five sets, but this was arguably the most impressive. «I have the game to play against him,» the 13th-seeded Fognini said. «I had nothing to lose.» He wasn't concerned if Nadal was out of form. «That's not the question that I have to answer,» Fognini said. «I just say that I played an incredible match.» Still, the second-...Keep on reading: Fognini stuns Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-2 to reach Monte Carlo final
MANILA, Philippines---The hardest working player across the board has got some choice words for her University of Santo Tomas teammates: «Are you with me?» After drilling in 21 points in UST's impressive win over Far Eastern University (25-23, 25-18, 25-23), the 22-year-old Cebuana said she wanted the Tigresses to reach new heights. On her last playing year, the many-time beach volleyball MVP said it's not enough that UST made the Final Four --- its first in three seasons. It's about time the Tigresses finally embody their newest battle cry: #KamiNaman. «My dream is to reach the championship,» said Rondina in Filipino. "So we need to have that mindset. I want to tell the new players...Keep on reading: UAAP Final Four: UST Tigresses go where Cherry Rondina takes them
MANILA, Philippines --- Bayan Muna on Sunday renewed its call for a hearing regarding the increase in budget subsidy for missionary projects for electrification amid nearing power rate hikes. The group made the statement following the proposed power hike for National Power Corporation's (NAPOCOR) consumers due to missionary charges. Missionary subsidies are given to areas not yet connected to the country's main grids, as mandated by R.A. 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001. Bayan Muna representative Carlos Isagani Zarate called for the House of Representatives to probe the increase in budget subsidy for missionary projects for e...Keep on reading: Bayan Muna seeks House probe on electrification missionary subsidies hike
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka(Updated)--- At least 137 people were killed in Sri Lanka on Sunday, police sources told AFP, when a string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches as worshippers attended Easter services. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said at least 45 people had been killed in Colombo, where three hotels and a church were hit. Another 67 were killed in an attack on a church in Negombo north of the capital, with another 25 dead at a church in the town of Batticaloa, in the east of the country. The nature of the blasts was not immediately clear and there were no immediate claims of responsibility. President Maithripala Sirisena in an add...Keep on reading: 137 dead as blasts hit Sri Lanka churches, hotels
LOS ANGELES: Pascal Siakam scored a postseason-career high 30 points and had 11 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors seized a 2-1 lead in the first round playoff series with a…READ The post Siakam shines as Raptors take 2-1 series lead appeared first on The Manila Times Online.
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