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Day: October 1, 2022

Robert Bolick’s career-high lifts NorthPort past Meralco

Robert Bolick tallied his second straight career game in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, but this time NorthPort walked away victorious after edging Meralco in overtime, 101-95, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Friday night.   Almost a week after his 33-point bomb was overshadowed by Myles Powell’s game-winner, Bolick dropped 44 on the Bolts, and this time, he made sure that the Batang Pier would prevail as he took over at the start of the overtime period.   Bolick scored the first five points of the extension, which sparked a 7-1 run to put NorthPort ahead, 96-90,

BSP 28-day bills’ rates rise anew

Hikes in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) key policy rates continued to push the yield of the central bank’s 28-day bill higher as the demand for the debt paper remains strong.   The average rate of the securities rose to 4.5301 percent from last week’s 4.4203 percent.   The BSP hiked the offer volume to PHP140 billion from last week’s PHP100 billion.   The auction committee made a full award after tenders reached PHP149.125 billion.   BSP Deputy Governor Francisco Dakila Jr., in a statement, said the yield accepted in this week’s BSP bill auction has shifted higher and

Bacolod hotels fully booked for Masskara; P5-B revenue expected

Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez bared on Friday that hotels and other accommodation establishments here are already fully booked for the highlights of the Masskara Festival as he estimated PHP5 billion in revenues during the three-week festivity.   “I learned that for the last week, it’s fully booked. The first and second week, 80 to 90 percent. I have asked the Department of Tourism and the head of the City Tourism Office to conduct a head count,” he said.   Benitez said the city’s goal is 200,000 visitors for the entire festival set from Oct. 1 to 23.   “We are

‘Child abuser’ nabbed in Agusan Sur

A man accused of raping a 10-year-old girl in 2020 who has been hiding for more than two years from the law was finally arrested Thursday in Veruela town, Agusan del Sur province.   In a press statement on Friday afternoon, Brig. Gen. Romeo Caramat Jr., the director of the Police Regional Office in the Caraga Region (PRO-13), identified the suspect as Alfredo Daguhoy Monzon, 58.   The suspect, Caramat said, victimized a 10-year-old on May 10, 2020, in Barangay Sinobong, Veruela town.   The suspect has a standing arrest warrant for rape issued by the Regional Trial Court Branch

Be open to ‘latest innovations, new ideas,’ PBBM tells mayors

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has asked local leaders to improve their performance by adopting the latest technology trends and taking new approaches.   During the mass oath-taking of newly elected officers and directorate members of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) at Malacañan Palace in Manila, Marcos told the mayors that there is always room for growth and opportunities.   “In seeking and employing the best solutions for our people, let us be open to all the latest innovations, new ideas, and fresh perspectives,” he said, based on a short video clip uploaded by state-run Radio Television

Unity, healing key to peace, economic prosperity: DBM chief

Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Amenah Pangandaman has emphasized the importance of unity and healing in achieving lasting peace and economic prosperity in the country.   “We have always heard of unity amidst diversity. And we know that this has been the case in the Philippines,” Pangandaman said during the culmination activity of the National Peace Consciousness Month held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on Friday.   “Let us all be united in seeking peace as we move forward in our agenda for prosperity for the region,” she added during her speech.   Closing

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