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November 17, 2017 4:00 PM Pantino crushes Ishii, reaches ITF Phinma semis

MANILA, Philippines — Arthur Pantino knocked down winners in varying forms and came away with an emphatic 6-2, 6-2 victory over Japanese Ryota Ishii to roll into the boys’ singles semifinals of the Phinma-PSC Juniors Tennis Championships Week I at the Manila Polo Club in Forbes Park yesterday. But while the second-seeded Pantino notched his second straight-set 3

November 16, 2017 11:59 PM Taylor Swift sells the most albums of 2017

NEW YORK — The sales of Taylor Swift’s fresh album has hit a new record as it sold more traditional albums than any other release this 2017. Billboard reported that the album, “reputation,” sold 1.05 million copies in the first four days after its release last November 10. Before Swift released her album, Ed Sheeran’s “Divide” was the year’s best-selling 5

November 16, 2017 6:46 PM Army shooter bags 2 medals at ASEAN Rifle Meet

A top military shooter from the Philippine Army has picked up two medals at the ASEAN Armies Rifle Meet 2017 in Singapore. Staff Sgt. Angelo Bonagua bagged the first gold medal for the Philippines in the carbine category, defeating marksmen from Indonesia and Thailand. Lt. Col. Isagani Criste, PA's shooting contingent commander, said Bonagua also won a bronze 5

November 16, 2017 9:51 AM Gilas awaiting Blatche's arrival

MANILA, Philippines – Though opening their training camp on November 3, Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes and the pool are still awaiting naturalized player Andray Blatche a week to go to the match. “That’s why we go to the very last day to announce the final 12,” said Gilas team manager Butch Antonio when asked until when will the national coach decide 7

November 16, 2017 9:03 AM Blatche finally headed to Manila for Gilas duties, apologizes for delay

Andray Blatche is ready to don the Smart Gilas Pilipinas jersey once again. The 6-foot-11 big man shared that he is set to rejoin the Philippine national basketball team’s training this weekend once he finishes his obligations with Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) club Xinjiang Flying Tigers. “Last game tomorrow then headed to Manila sorry for the hold up are season 5

November 15, 2017 4:46 AM Soldiers battle suspected rebels in Nueva Vizcaya

FORT RAMON MAGSAYSAY, Palayan City — Soldiers engaged suspected communist rebels in a 10-minute firefight on Tuesday afternoon in Dupax del Sur town in Nueva Vizcaya province, the military said. Members of the 72nd Division Reconnaissance Company clashed with the rebels at 1:15 p.m. in Barangay Sanguit and eventually forced the armed men to withdraw 6

November 14, 2017 2:57 PM PAL flies to Tagbilaran

Now getting to one of the country’s top beach destinations from Davao is hassle-free. No connecting flights or boat rides and waiting time in between. It’s a single and short plane ride from Durian City to Tarsier Land on board Philippine Airlines. Hop on and hop off PAL's next-generation, 86-seater Bombardier Q400, the world's first turboprop with premium 4

November 11, 2017 9:30 PM This Week’s Festivals: Nov. 12-19, 2017

The town of Lake Sebu in South Cotabato province celebrates its culture and people, including the T’boli ethnic group, which traces its roots in the province. Among the town’s featured products are T’nalak, the traditional abaca cloth woven by the T’boli. Events include a cultural parade, dance festival, singing contest and a fashion show featuring T’boli 10

November 11, 2017 4:00 PM 2 militiamen slain by Sayyaf men

ZAMBOANGA CITY , Philippines — Two militiamen were killed in an ambush staged by suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits in Tuburan, Basilan on Friday. Hakim Asmawil and John Antang of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit Active Auxiliary were on their way to attend a congregation prayer when they were waylaid in Barangay Libug before 3 p.m. It was the second 10

November 11, 2017 2:05 AM Dole releases pay rules for Asean holiday

THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) on Saturday reminded private sector employers to pay employees the proper wages during the three-day Asean holiday next week. Malacañang has declared November 13 to 15 as special non-working days in the National Capital Region, and the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga in time for the country’s hosting of the 31st Asean 9