Philippines

No need for Duterte to resign if he wants to run for VP

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– President Rodrigo Duterte need not resign from post, in case he decides to seek the vice presidency, Malacañang said on Thursday. In an online press conference, Roque said there is no rule mandating Duterte to resign if the President files a certificate of candidacy for another elective post … Continue reading

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PH Olympic dream on brink of reality: Ramirez

  Philippine Sports Commission chairman William “Butch” Ramirez (File/screengrab) TOKYO – Philippine Sports Commission chairman William “Butch” Ramirez and Chief of Staff Marc Velasco arrived here on Thursday and expressed their readiness to cheer the country’s 19 Filipino athletes when they head to battle in the Summer Olympic Games. Ramirez, who owns the distinction as the only … Continue reading

Team PH coach to be sent home after positive COVID-19 test
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Team PH coach to be sent home after positive COVID-19 test

TOKYO – A coach of Team Philippines will be sent home following back-and-forth false positive and negative tests for COVID-19, Philippine Olympic Committee president Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino revealed during a mini conference at the CONRAD Tokyo on Thursday. The daily tests at the Athletes Village on coaches and players, yielded a false positive test … Continue reading

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Stocks slip anew on Delta variant concerns; peso nearly flat

By Joann Villanueva   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) ended Wednesday down still partly due to concerns on the impact of the Delta variant of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) but the peso managed to move sideways.  The local stock barometer shed 1.68 percent, or 110.99 points, to 6,476.21 points.  All Shares slipped by 1.31 … Continue reading

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Bucks end NBA title drought

By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   (Photo courtesy of Anadolu) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Milwaukee’s 50-year wait for a National Basketball Association (NBA) title ended on a historic 50-point outing from Giannis Antetokounmpo. Antetokounmpo’s sensational performance led the Bucks to a title-clinching 105-98 win over the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at the … Continue reading

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Japanese PM confident of successful Tokyo 2020

  TOKYO (Xinhua/PNA) – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has expressed his confidence in successfully delivering the Tokyo Olympic Games despite the specter of Covid-19. “Because of the Covid-19 pandemic since last year, the (pandemic) situation is making progress and sometimes backwards, but vaccinations have come. After a long tunnel, an exit is now in our … Continue reading

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71 people accredited for Olympics test positive for Covid-19

  TOKYO (Anadolu/PNA) – A total of 71 people accredited for the Tokyo Olympics have tested positive for Covid-19, organizers said on Tuesday, just days before the start of the major sports event. Among those who tested positive were athletes, officials, and volunteers. On Monday, two athletes tested positive for coronavirus in the Olympic village. Czech … Continue reading

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PH batch of Olympians in Tokyo ‘strong’: Ramirez

  Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez (File photo) TOKYO (PNA)– For Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez, three times could be a charm. Ramirez owns the distinction as the only chairperson since the PSC’s establishment in 1990 to be at the helm of the sports agency in three Olympics—his first in Beijing 2008, followed … Continue reading