Cuarto is new IBF mini flyweight champ

MANILA – Rene Mark Cuarto became the new International Boxing Federation mini-flyweight champion after beating erstwhile champ Pedro Taduran in an all-Filipino clash at the Bula Gym in General Santos City on Saturday.

Despite nearly getting knocked down in Round 7, Cuarto of Zamboanga del …

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Badoc Island opens up to investors

LAOAG CITY – A tiny deserted island in Badoc, Ilocos Norte located about one kilometer off the shore of Barangay Pagsanahan has opened up to investors for capital, Gov. Matthew Joseph Manotoc said.

Measuring about 36.256 hectares, the privately-owned and titled property can be potentially …

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SMC gives Sariaya fisherfolk boats

MANILA – San Miguel Corporation (SMC) made good on its commitment to continue helping fisherfolk relocatees at its new sustainable, disaster-resilient community in Sariaya, Quezon sustain their livelihood by turning over to them 36 fishing boats just a few months after opening the Sariaya fishermen’s …

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©PSA to go online for annual awards

MANILA – The Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) is pushing through with a unique kind of ceremony for its annual awards.

Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, the Philippines' oldest media organization will be doing a virtual edition of its awards night on March 27.…

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Warehouses of fake cigarettes raided in Bataan

Authorities raided on Saturday two rice mills in Orion, Bataan reportedly being used as warehouses of fake cigarettes.

Joint personnel of Bataan Police Provincial Office, 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company (PMFC), and Orion Municipal Police Station, together with representatives from the Bureau of Customs and …

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PH pledges P4.86-M to help conflict-torn Yemen

The Philippine government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), on Friday, pledged USD100,000 (approximately PHP4.86 million) to help address the worsening situation and famine faced by conflict-torn Yemen.

"Knowing my President’s soft heart for cruelly treated children, I raised our donation in the Pledging …

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BSP eyes Feb ’21 inflation at 4.7%

Inflation is seen to accelerate further between 4.3 percent and 5.1 percent for February 2021, with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno citing 4.7 percent as the point inflation figure.

The point inflation figure for this month is higher than the 4.2 percent …

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Fil-Am fighter wins at ONE: Fists of Fury

Filipino-American pugilist Jackie Buntan delivered a huge statement on Friday night by beating Thai opponent Nat Jaroonsak at ONE: Fists of Fury at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

In a three-round muay thai contest, Buntan defeated Jaroonsak, also known as Wondergirl Fairtex, at her own game …

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Metro Manila stays under GCQ in March

Metro Manila will remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) in March, Malacañang announced on Saturday.

President Rodrigo Duterte approved the new quarantine status that will be implemented next month, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in an announcement aired over state-run PTV-4.

Roque said GCQ would …

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DOLE submits wage subsidy proposal to DBM

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has already submitted the proposal to provide wage subsidy for workers and establishments that have been affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

Labor Assistant Secretary Dominique Tutay said also included in the proposal presented to the …

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Cebu Chamber launches online marketplace

The Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) has launched its web-based marketplace app to help its members reach a wider market through the online space.

CCCI president Felix Taguiam said Chamber members are the initial traders in the web app (, where the public …

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