Suyamin wins gold in girls’ U16 rapid chess in Penang, Malaysia
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BONJOURE FILLE SUYAMIN came through with the worthiest effort for the Philippines after she struck gold in the girls’ under-16  (U16) rapid event in Penang, Malaysia Saturday night. Ms. Suyamin, 14, bounced back from a sixth and penultimate round defeat to Davaakhuu Unurzul of Mongolia by venting her ire on another Mongolian, Zoljargal Enkhkhaliun in the final round, to snatch the crown from the jaws of defeat. In the end, Ms. Suyamin, who will return to Far Eastern University after taking a break, finished with six points and the crown and bested Ms. Unurzul, who took the silver with 5.5 ..read more
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Strong Group races to second win in routing Aussie team
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STRONG Group-Pilipinas cruised to a 91-69 win over BSBL Guardians of Australia to stay perfect in the 43rd William Jones Cup on Sunday in Taipei. Chris McCullough churned out 23 points and seven rebounds laced by a steal and a block in only 22 minutes of play as the Philippine representative climbed to 2-0 in the nine-team tourney. It was also Mr. McCullough, the former PBA champion import from San Miguel Beer, who led Strong Group to a 104-79 win over the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the opener with a complete line of 15 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals. He drew a bevy of ..read more
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Fil-Am Hoey a stroke behind leader in Kentucky PGA Tour
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FILIPINO-AMERICAN Rico Hoey is knocking at the doors of milestone triumph in the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) Tour. Spiked by an eagle-aided five-under 67 in the third round, Mr. Hoey goes into the final push for the ISCO Championship crown in Nicholasville, Kentucky merely one stroke behind leader Pierceson Coody. Mr. Hoey, fresh off his sixth place finish the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detriot, has been playing the game of his life in the $4-million event, which is being held opposite the Scottish Open. The 28-year-old Pinoy got things started with sizzling cards of 64 and 66 and ..read more
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Knicks ink Brunson
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Considering how far Jalen Brunson has gone in the last two years, it’s fair to contend that leaving the Mavericks was the right move for him. Not that it was his plan from the beginning; in fact, he was willing to sign a five-year extension for a bargain $55 million early in the 2021-22 season. He sought to secure his future after having given a good accounting of himself as a starting point guard while franchise cornerstone Luka Doncic was out with an injury. After front office honchos thought it best to wait until the end of the campaign before making a decision, however, he opted to move on ..read more
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Marcos urged to build expert pool in nuclear energy, ensure safety
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By Kenneth Christiane L. Basilio THE GOVERNMENT of Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. should build a pool of experts in nuclear technology and ensure its safe implementation if it plans on pursuing it as a vital part of the country’s energy mix, according to economists. “We need to ensure its safety,” Leonardo A. Lanzona, who teaches economics at the Ateneo de Manila University, said in a Facebook  Messenger chat. “It seems more crucial to develop training centers for people who will work in these nuclear plants and study and research centers that can create the necessary exper ..read more
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Consumer representation at local power auctions pushed
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CONGRESS should look at amending a law that liberalized the power industry to allow consumer representation during power auctions, ensuring transparency during the bidding process, an energy advocate said last week. Consumers are only represented in energy affairs during public consultations, Nic Satur, Jr., chief advocate officer of Partners for Affordable and Reliable Energy (PARE), said in a Facebook Messenger chat. “Consumers should be more actively involved in creating positive change in the energy sector beyond just attending public consultations,” he told BusinessWorld. “By involving a ..read more
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Marcos condemns Trump shooting
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PHILIPPINE President Ferdinand R. Marcos., Jr. on Sunday condemned the attack on Donald J. Trump in Pennsylvania at the weekend, in which the former US President was shot in the ear. “Together with all democracy-loving peoples around the world, we condemn all forms of political violence,” he said in an X post. “The voice of the people must always remain supreme.” The 78-year-old Mr. Trump, who is running under the Republican party and is leading in national polls, said on his Truth Social platform that the bullet had “pierced” the upper part of his right ear. The shooter was found dead, a rall ..read more
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Central Mindanao towns flooded
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COTABATO CITY — Floodwaters from heavy rains swept through 18 more towns in three Central Mindanao provinces on Saturday, forcing  about 40,000 residents to flee and destroying bridges and at least 23 houses. Many of the flooded towns in Maguindanao del Sur and Cotabato provinces were close to swamps and rivers linked to the 220,000-hectare Ligawasan Delta, a catch basin for more than a dozen waterways from mountain ranges. The Ligawasan Delta swells fast during rainy days, causing floods in nearby towns. Rampaging floods destroyed two bridges in the Tambis and Kidayan stretches of the Ka ..read more
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NSWMC told to issue NEAP list
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THE COURT of Appeals (CA) has ordered the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) and its attached agencies to issue a list of nonenvironmentally acceptable products (NEAP) within six months. The court also ordered the government body to review and update the list year and inform the court about its enforcement progress, as it issued a so-called writ of kalikasan in favor of several environmental groups including Oceana Philippines International. The writ compels the government to address the harmful effects of plastics and plastic pollution. The appellate court said the commission ..read more
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Ellis grabs second gold in mixed team event of Asian Triathlon Junior Cup
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THE PHILIPPINES’ Kira Ellis continued to impress as she claimed her second gold medal in the mixed team event of the Asian Triathlon Junior Cup in Kampar, Malaysia yesterday. Ms. Ellis joined forces with Matthew Ellis, Samantha Corpuz and Dayshaun Ramos in anchoring the Filipinos to the gold by clocking an hour and 27 minutes and 53 seconds in the super sprint distances of 300-meter swim, 5km bike and 1.25km run format. Hong Kong wound up second in 1:29.32 while South Korea third in 1:30.43 in the field of 14 nations. It was Ms. Ellis’ second triumph after reigning supreme in the girls’ side t ..read more
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