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  • Asian Games: Agatha Wong eyes another podium finish
    on September 23, 2023 at 11:03 am

    HANGZHOU, China—Agatha Wong has adapted to juggling her time between training and medical school. Although both are demanding, Wong prefers not to return home without a medal from the 19th Asian Games. The country’s premier taolu performer will turn the mat at the Xiaoshan Guali Sports […]

  • The Miss Philippines, Mister Pilipinas Worldwide set back-to-back finals on Oct. 24
    on September 23, 2023 at 10:54 am

    MANILA, Philippines—The Miss Philippines Culture and Heritage Celebration and the Mister Pilipinas Worldwide competition will hold their respective competitions back to back at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on Oct. 24. The male contest will start at 5 p.m. and will run for an hour. The […]

  • Filipinas U-17 stay in hunt for Asian Cup slot
    on September 23, 2023 at 10:39 am

    MANILA, Philippines–The Philippines kept its hopes of making the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-17 Women’s Asian Cup after a 3-1 win over Bangladesh in the second round of the qualification phase held Friday in Hanoi, Vietnam. Nina Mathelus continued her goalscoring ways before a late […]

  • Sandara Park visits ‘Showtime,’ jokingly asks: Bakit wala ‘yung picture ko sa ABS-CBN hallway?
    on September 23, 2023 at 10:14 am

    Sandara Park drew laughs on “It’s Showtime” after she pointed out that the ABS-CBN hallway does not have a portrait of her and jokingly asked the network why. Park returned to the noontime show’s stage after years and performed her single “Festival” as well as 2ne1’s “I Am the Best” on Saturday, […]

  • BOC to tighten regulations on forwarders
    on September 23, 2023 at 9:55 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Bienvenido Rubio has already ordered the drafting of a Customs Administrative Order that will regulate and require the registration of forwarders, Chief-of-Staff of the Office of the Commissioner Atty. Marlon Agaceta said on Saturday. […]

  • Biden aides in talks with Vietnam for arms deal that could irk China
    on September 23, 2023 at 9:43 am

    WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is in talks with Vietnam over an agreement for the largest arms transfer in history between the ex-Cold War adversaries, according to two people familiar with a deal that could irk China and sideline Russia. A package, which could come together within the […]

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ author, other writers sue ChatGPT creator over copyrights
    on September 23, 2023 at 8:20 am

    “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin and other best-selling fiction writers have filed a class-action lawsuit against OpenAI, accusing the tech startup of violating their copyrights to fuel its generative AI chatbot ChatGPT. The Authors Guild, an organization representing writers, and […]

  • Gilas’ Asian Games roster woes stay status quo
    on September 23, 2023 at 8:09 am

    MANILA, Philippines–Less than 24 hours before Gilas Pilipinas’ flight for the 19th Asian Games in China, interim national coach Tim Cone offered no resolution to the manpower woes hounding the program. “We don’t have anything,” Cone told a pair of reporters shortly after Gilas’ practice at […]

  • Troy Montero laments ‘unpublished’ Facebook page for daughter with autism
    on September 23, 2023 at 8:00 am

    Troy Montero expressed dismay after the Facebook page he runs for Rocket, his daughter diagnosed with autism, has been “unpublished” by the platform. “I am truly sad today. Facebook has UNPUBLISHED our Rocket’s Autism Awareness page stating: ‘Rocket’s ASD Awareness Page goes against our […]

  • Hi, Robot: machines take over at China’s Asian Games
    on September 23, 2023 at 7:54 am

    From autonomous bug zappers to android pianists and driverless ice-cream trucks, machines rule the world — at least at China’s Asian Games. The Games open Saturday after a one-year delay because of COVID-19 with about 12,000 athletes and thousands of journalists, technical officials and […]

  • ‘Shabu’ worth P3.5 million seized from 2 suspects in Muntinlupa
    on September 23, 2023 at 7:37 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Officers from the Philippine National Police (PNP) Drug Enforcement Group and the Muntinlupa City Police arrested two individuals for possession of illegal methamphetamine or “shabu” on Friday evening. The suspects were identified as James Regonay and Dante Cleofe, who […]

  • Ateneo begins title defense vs NU, UST faces UE in UAAP Season 86 opener
    on September 23, 2023 at 7:24 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Defending champion Ateneo kicks off its title defense against National University in the UAAP Season 86 men’s basketball tournament opener on September 30 at Mall of Asia Arena. The Blue Eagles, who regained the championship crown from the University of the Philippines in […]

  • Gov’t launches service caravans in 4 provinces
    on September 23, 2023 at 7:04 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The government simultaneously launched caravans providing accessible government services in four different provinces on Saturday. The caravan called “Bagong Pilipinas Serbisyo Fair” commenced in Ilocos Norte, Leyte, Davao de Oro, and Camarines Sur. “Ang programang ito […]

  • Senate to approve 17 bills up for final reading
    on September 23, 2023 at 6:26 am

    MANILA, Philippines — The Senate will approve 17 bills that are set for the third and final reading, Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri said on Saturday. According to Zubiri, four of these bills are part of the priority legislation of the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council […]

  • SCHEDULE: Gilas Pilipinas at Hangzhou Asian Games basketball
    on September 23, 2023 at 6:23 am

    The Gilas Pilipinas teams begin their 5×5 basketball campaigns at the Asian Games 2022 in 2023 starting September 26 in several venues in Hangzhou, China. In men’s basketball, 16 teams are divided into four groups of four. The men’s Gilas team, slotted in Group C with Jordan, Bahrain and […]

  • Atasha Muhlach joins ‘E.A.T.’ as new host
    on September 23, 2023 at 6:22 am

    Atasha Muhlach was introduced as the newest addition to the set of hosts of “E.A.T.” during the noontime show’s Sept. 23 episode. Prior to Muhlach’s introduction, host Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon described the young celebrity as fashionista, studious, performer, artist and family-oriented. […]

  • Teodoro blasts China’s ‘hypocrisy’ for claiming BRP Sierra Madre causes harm in WPS
    on September 23, 2023 at 6:13 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro on Saturday did not mince his words against China after it claimed that the BRP Sierra Madre causes “irrevocable harm” and pollution in the West Philippine Sea. “The statement of China that the grounded Sierra Madre is causing […]

  • Mexican police cuff crooked ‘demon doll’ Chucky
    on September 23, 2023 at 6:08 am

      MEXICO CITY — Handcuffed, a knife still sticking out of his overalls, the Chucky doll hunches against the wall as police hold him by his bright orange hair to take his mug shot. In a bizarre twist, Chucky and his owner were taken into lock-up in a town in northern Mexico earlier this […]

  • Civilian militias ambush cop in Basilan
    on September 23, 2023 at 5:52 am

      ZAMBOANGA CITY, Zamboanga del Sur — A member of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (CAFGU) and a civilian community peace volunteer, ambushed a police officer in Barangay Parangbasak, Lamitan City, on Friday afternoon, police said. The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. as Police […]

  • PVL: Japanese coach Minowa, husband of Jaja Santiago, to call shots for Nxled
    on September 23, 2023 at 5:44 am

    MANILA, Philippines—Japanese coach Taka Minowa will call the shots for the newest Premier Volleyball League team, the Nxled Chameleons, in their pro debut in the All-Filipino Conference in October. Minowa, the husband of volleyball star Jaja Santiago, gets a taste of Philippine volleyball […]