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  • PH needs 147,000 new teachers, hiring 10,000 not enough — ACT
    on September 27, 2022 at 2:56 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Hiring 10,000 teachers alone will not be enough to alleviate the teacher shortage, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) said in a statement on Tuesday. “We need to hire 147,000 new teachers to be able to lower the class size to 35,” Dana Beltran, ACT deputy secretary […]

  • NBA puts premium on fan experience in new app
    on September 27, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—The NBA currently has 71.1 million followers on Instagram alone—way more than the NFL, MLB and NHL combined. Already a global empire, the NBA continues to further grow its audience. The league on Tuesday announced the launch of its redesigned app, which provides […]

  • Truck loses brakes, rams seven vehicles in Quezon City
    on September 27, 2022 at 2:26 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — A trailer truck lost its brake and rammed seven vehicles on a Quezon City highway on Tuesday morning, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported. A taxi, two SUVs, a van, and three other vehicles were involved in the collision at the Aurora-Katipunan […]

  • NCAA: Mapua starting to hit ‘panic mode’ after 1-4 start, admits Paolo Hernandez
    on September 27, 2022 at 2:22 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—Last year’s finalist Mapua is slowly going into panic mode four games into the NCAA Season 98 men’s basketball tournament. With high expectations following the Cardinals after last season, the team has dropped to the ninth seed holding a 1-4 win-loss record. “It […]

  • PBA: Tim Cone expects grind-out battle when Ginebra meets Aldin Ayo’s Converge
    on September 27, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    MANILA, Philippines–Aldin Ayo knows he has his work cut out for him when he battles Tim Cone and his charges in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Turns out, the feeling is mutual. “He has a clear vision of how he wants his player and knows how to implement his playing style,” Cone, the PBA’s […]

  • Damages, losses in Agri sector due to Karding reach P1.29 billion — DA
    on September 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The agricultural damage and losses due to Typhoon Karding is now at P1.29 billion, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said on Tuesday. The total said amount of damages have been reported in Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, […]

  • 16 Vietnamese, 8 Chinese human trafficking victims rescued in Parañaque
    on September 27, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Sixteen Vietnamese and eight Chinese human trafficking victims were rescued from two Chinese suspects who allegedly held them captive in Paraaque City, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Tuesday. PNP Officer in-Charge Lieutenant General Jose Chiquito Malayo, in […]

  • Quimbo confident proposed 2023 budget would be passed on Wednesday
    on September 27, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — House of Representatives committee on appropriations vice chairperson and Marikina 2nd District Rep. Stella Quimbo is confident that the proposed 2023 national budget will be passed on Wednesday, noting that the majority has the numbers. Quimbo said during the Ugnayan sa […]

  • Spikers’ Turf: Cignal ousts Navy, sets up finals duel vs NU-Sta. Elena
    on September 27, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    MANILA, Philippines–Cignal knocked out PGJC-Navy with a 25-22, 25-21, 25-20 victory and secured an entry to the Finals of the Spikers’ Turf Open Conference on Tuesday at Paco Arena. The HD Spikers will face National University-Sta. Elena, which earlier completed a sweep of the semifinals, in […]

  • Ray Parks to play more on the ball for Nagoya in second B.League season
    on September 27, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—Ray Parks running the point for Nagoya could be a familiar sight in the upcoming B.League season. Parks being an effective playmaker would certainly cause problems for opposing teams with his length and size as the Diamond Dolphins look to build on their campaign the […]

  • Bicam gives nod to SIM registration bill
    on September 27, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — The bicameral conference committee gave its nod to the subscriber identity module (SIM) registration bill on Tuesday. The panel deliberated on the disagreeing provisions of Senate Bill No. 1310 and House Bill No. 14, the chambers’ respective versions of the SIM […]

  • Brent Paraiso on ejection in Letran win: I don’t know which planet that call came from
    on September 27, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    MANILA, Philippines—Letran was left confused following the ejection and possible suspension of key players Brent Paraiso and Louie Sangalang. Both players were thrown out of the game late in the Knights’ 67-62 win over Mapua in the NCAA men’s basketball on Tuesday. League house rules state […]

  • Resolution honoring heroism of 5 Bulacan rescuers adopted in Senate
    on September 27, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — A resolution honoring the heroism of five local rescuers who died saving victims of Typhoon Karding (international name: Noru) in Bulacan has been adopted at the Senate. Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. sponsored the resolution during Tuesday’s Senate plenary session. “We all […]

  • Former QC assistant prosecutor named as CHR en banc chair
    on September 27, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — A former assistant Quezon City prosecutor who also used to be a member of the Office of the Ombudsman has been named as the new chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) en banc committee, the agency said on Tuesday night. In a statement, CHR revealed that […]

  • Over P1M worth of meth seized in Olongapo
    on September 27, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    OLONGAPO CITY — More than P1 million worth of “shabu” (crystal meth) was confiscated during a buy-bust operation in this city on Tuesday, September 27, authorities said. According to the local police, a man on the city’s drug watch list was arrested together with his two cohorts in Barangay […]

  • Kabataan solon wants to defer Youth Commission budget if Cardema won’t resign
    on September 27, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Kabataan Rep. Raoul Manuel has moved to defer the budget of the National Youth Commission (NYC) if its incumbent chairperson, Ronald Cardema, would not resign from his post. Manuel, during the House of Representatives’ plenary debates on the proposed Department of the […]

  • Spikers’ Turf: NU-Sta. Elena downs VNS-One Alicia for semis sweep
    on September 27, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    MANILA, Philippines–National U-Sta. Elena turned back VNS-One Alicia, 25-17, 20-25, 25-21, 27-25, to complete a sweep of the Spikers’ Turf Open Conference semifinal round on Tuesday at Paco Arena in Manila. The Nationals recovered from a second set loss and hung tough against the pesky Griffins […]

  • Negros Occidental-based NGO to receive award from Ateneo for public service
    on September 27, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    BACOLOD CITY — A non-government organization based in Negros Occidental will receive an award from the Ateneo de Manila University on November 22 for its outstanding efforts to serve the public. The Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC) Foundation Inc. is the recipient of the university’s […]

  • Spanish court orders Shakira to stand trial in tax fraud case
    on September 27, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    Barcelona, Spain — A Spanish court has ordered Colombian music superstar Shakira to stand trial on charges of fraudulently failing to pay 14 million euros in tax, filings showed Tuesday. Prosecutors in Barcelona said in July they would seek a prison sentence of more than eight years against […]

  • Vietnam shuts airports, imposes curfews as Typhoon Noru nears
    on September 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    HANOI — Vietnam closed airports, announced curfews, and urged thousands more people to evacuate on Tuesday as intensifying Typhoon Noru barreled towards the country, two days after causing at least eight deaths and widespread flooding in the Philippines. Hundreds of flights in Vietnam were […]