August 2019

basketball

Pasay Voyagers defended home turf by thwarting Thursday’s visit to Bacoor City Strikers 83-78 at the 2019 MPBL Lakan Cup at Cuneta Astrodome. The Voyagers led by as many as 16 points, but it was a game late for Strikers behind ex-PBA pro Marlou Aquino and RJ Ramirez. Ramirez struck a 3-pointer to make it 81-78 with 72 seconds left after Bacoor dropped by 10 points in the fourth quarter.But

mos

French drug maker Sanofi is appealing the revocation of its dengue vaccine’s registration as outbreaks of the mosquito-borne disease hit parts of the country, a health official said Thursday. The Food and Drug Administration permanently revoked the certificate of product registration of Dengvaxia in February, about a year after Sanofi admitted that the drug can cause more severe symptoms among those who have not had dengue. Last week, Sanofi sent an application

traffic

An official from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday said the agency would urge Congress to pass a law prohibiting the sale of vehicles to those who do not have a parking area. According to DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya, this measure may relieve traffic congestion in Metro Manila, noting that illegally parked cars have contributed a lot to heavy traffic. Malaya stated that the alternative

star cinima

Star Cinema’s “Hello, Love, Goodbye” is off to a huge beginning with grossed P34 million on its opening day. The film, top-billed by Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards ‘ first ever team-up, focuses on the love tale of 2 foreign Filipino employees in Hong Kong. Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina and written by Carmi Raymundo, “Hello, Love, Goodbye” opened 350 cinemas nationwide on Wednesday. The film nearly broke the P35-million opening

arena

Honorio Banario created some changes in his preparations as he takes on a Korean “Crazy Dog” Dae Sung Park in ONE: Dawn of Heroes at Mall of Asia Arena. The former ONE featherweight champion was expected to battle Timofey Natsyukhin in the semifinals of the ONE Lightweight Grand Prix tournament, but Natsyukhin was bailed out owing to injury. So Banario is left with Park, and he had to create some

ratio

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) recorded net income of P13.74 billion in the first six months of 2019, up 24.6 percent from P11.03 billion a year ago on the back of powerful development in its interest and non-interest business. In a report submitted by BPI assistant corporate secretary Josenia Jessica Nemeno to the Philippine Stock Exchange, the Ayala-led lender said its total revenue for the January to June period

army

Joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea will continue, a Pentagon official said on Wednesday after missile tests and calls for North Korea to cancel the drills. The affirmation of the annual joint exercises came in the midst of a sequence of missile launches by North Korea, one of which it called a special warning to South Korean warmongers about the scheduled drills. But despite Pyongyang’s warning

foot

The Health Services Office suggested a 10-day suspension of courses in a daycare center after three of its students were diagnosed with hand, foot, and mouth disease or HFMD. The suspension of courses at the San Roque Daycare Center started on Thursday. The suggestion is to wash the facility for 10 days and to prevent contact and spreading the disease among kids. HFMD is a prevalent viral disease that generally