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FIFA World Cup Philippine telecast gets satellite boost

WITH more than half the population of the planet tuning into the FIFA World Cup—one of the top two sporting events in the world with the other being the Summer Olympics—its local telecast is getting a boost to ensure that Filipino fans will get not only a front row seat but their money’s worth.

NESCAFÉ Plan’s Project Coffee+ spurs double-digit income and yield growth for farmer participants

A key initiative called Project Coffee+ under the Nescafé Plan of Nestlé Philippines has yielded banner results.  Participating coffee farmers have increased average yields by around 64 percent in 2021, driven by improvements in coffee tree maintenance, entrepreneurial farm management techniques, and regenerative agriculture practices.

Filipino bets sweep Thai Junior World titles

RIANNE MALIXI brushed off local ace Udkamtiang Ausanee’s fierce backside charge with a solid frontside run and went on to fashion out an emphatic three-stroke victory in women’s Class A of the Thailand Junior World Golf Championships with a closing 68 in Hua Hin Saturday.

Tamaraws fend off Red Warriors in UAAP hoops

FAR Eastern University (FEU) shrugged off a slow start with a huge second half to beat University of the East (UE), 75-68, in the University Athletic Association Season 85 men’s basketball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday.

Public Advisory: Suspension of consular operations in all consular offices and Temporary Off-Site Passport Services (TOPS) sites on Oct 31

In accordance with Proclamation No. 79 of the Office of the President declaring 31 October 2022 as Special Non-Working Day, the Department of Foreign Affairs – Office of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA) announces the temporary suspension of operations on Monday, 31 October 2022 in all Consular Offices (COs) and Temporary Off-Site Passport Services (TOPS) sites.

‘JFC among world’s best employers’

For the third straight year, Jollibee Group is named among the World’s Best Employers by Forbes for 2022. The company is the highest-ranking restaurant company in the said global listing, as well as the highest-ranking Philippine-based company.

Mondilla leads men’s chase, Avaricio seeks 4th title at Pradera Verde

CLYDE MONDILLA is primed for another stab at Philippine Golf Tour (PGT) glory, so do Tony Lascuña, Angelo Que, Zanieboy Gialon, Guido Van der Valk, Michael Bibat and the come-backing Justin Quiban even as Chanelle Avaricio returns to hunt for a fourth crown in the ladies side of the International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) Pradera Verde Championship starting Tuesday in Lubao, Pampanga.

UST, Adamson secure seats in second round

UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas (UST) and Adamson University completed the second round cast after dominating their respective foes in the Shakey’s Super League Collegiate Pre-season Championship at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum over the weekend. The Tigresses swept Pool B following a 25-17, 25-19, 25-22, crushing of Lyceum of the Philippines University behind stellar performances from Angeli Abellana and Regina Jurado on Saturday.

Blue Eagles lead on 3rd-quarter run to beat Red Warriors

ATENEO relied on a third quarter blitz to overcome University of the East (UE)., 91-76 in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 85 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City.
Dave Ildefonso led all scorers with 20 points with Kai Ballungay adding 14 points for Ateneo. Forthsky Padrigao and BJ Andrade scored 11 points each while Angelo Kouame had 20 rebounds.
“We’re comfortable where we’re at,” Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin said. “Of course, we’d like to have a higher placing but the two games we lost were competitive games.”

Eagles, Maroons eye No. 2; Bulldogs vs Blazers

NEIGHBORS Ateneo and University of the Philippines (UP) go for a follow-up to their four-set victories over San Beda and San Sebastian, respectively, as they switch rivals at the resumption Friday of the V-League Men’s Collegiate Championship at the Paco Arena in Manila.

UP survives stubborn Ateneo in OT

UNIVERSITY of the Philippines (UP) asserted its dominance over Ateneo in overtime, 76-71, in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 85 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Juniors, women’s chessfest unwraps

THE country’s top juniors and women players converge in the elimination round in two separate tournaments at online app Tornelo starting Monday for a chance to make the national team and represent the country in international tournaments.

Quiambao seeks second 5150 win in Subic

BEA QUIAMBAO is all geared up for a crack at a second Olympic distance race crown, upbeat but wary of her chances against an equally determined women’s field in the Alveo 5150 Subic Bay unfolding October 23 in the country’s triathlon capital.

Are Red Warriors for real?

UNIVERSITY of the East (UE) no longer is the post-Covid whipping boy of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) after the Red Warriors tamed the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers, 78-68, Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Lady Bulldogs clobber JRU belles

NATIONAL University (NU) flaunted its might with a masterful 25-14, 25-6, 25-12, dismantling of Jose Rizal University (JRU) Sunday in the Super League Collegiate Pre-season Championship at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

EU rep using ‘creative accounting’ on Ukrainian grains issue–Russia

I FEEL obliged to comment on the article by Dr. Ana Isabel Sanchez Ruiz, Deputy Head, Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, dated September 30, 2022. We observe obvious attempts by the representative of the EU to use “creative accounting” in humanitarian issues in order to retouch the picture, apparently hoping that no one wants to go into details.

Green Archers shoot down Blue Eagles in UAAP action

DE LA SALLE outgunned rival Ateneo, 83-78, in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 85 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
It was the Green Archers’ first win against their rival since Game Two of the Season 80 Finals— breaking a seven-game skid against the Blue Eagles.

Stiff battle for points in sprints, climbs in Langkawi

WITH 23 sprints and 19 mountain zones spread across the 1,105.1km route, riders needs to be in top shape and fully prepared to endure eight days of racing under Malaysia’s tropical heat in this year’s Petronas Le Tour de Langkawi 2022 which starts in Kuala Pilah on Tuesday.

Eternal Chapels Cabuyao celebrates 2nd Anniversary

Eternal Chapels Cabuyao marked its second anniversary on September 28, 2022, in a simple celebration that started with a Thanksgiving Mass. The event, which coincided with the Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino saint, was attended by barangay officials of Cabuyao City, officers and staff of Eternal Gardens and Eternal Chapels, and the supportive salesforce members of Eternal Gardens Cabuyao.

Malixi eyes 3rd LPGT crown at Riviera

RIANNE MALIXI will be doubly motivated as she shoots for a third victory in as many stints on the Ladies Philippine Golf Tour (LPGT) this year, armed with a game that must’ve instilled fear on the country’s top pros and fellow amateurs following a dominant triumph in the last Ladies PGT stop at Valley Golf Club.

Ateneo beats FEU, NU survives UE in UAAP action

ATENEO disposed of Far Eastern University (FEU), 79-70, in University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 85 men’s basketball action Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Forthsky Padrigao and BJ Andrade led a 14-5 breakaway in the fourth quarter as the Blue Eagles raced to a 14-point 69-55 lead with six minutes left and never looked back.


The National University-Sta. Elena Nationals whoop it up after dethroning the Cignal HD Spikers to emerge Spikers’ Turf kings after sweeping the Open Conference crown. The young and talented squad is also fancied to dominate the coming PVL Collegiate Conference and the University Athletic Association of the Philippines.

Okada Manila’s signature Italian Restaurant La Piazza reopens with a delectable new menu

The dining scene at Okada Manila is abuzz as the resort continues to expand its offerings to food enthusiasts. To add to its roster of restaurant choices, the five-star property recently reopened its beautiful and elegant Italian restaurant, La Piazza Ristorante Italiano. The restaurant is located along the Pearl Wing’s Crystal Corridor and has a spectacular view of the property’s iconic The Fountain. Guests can now once again savor a delightful Italian dining experience with a new menu.

Letran limps into game vs San Beda

REIGNING two-time champion Letran plays San Beda without two key players in a much-anticipated National Collegiate Athletic Association seniors basketball game Friday at the Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan.

Swimmer Diamante: Diamond in the rough

NICOLA QUEEN DIAMENTE showed she’s a gem worth polishing after scooping six gold medals—just one short of a sweep of her events—in the girls’ side of the First Novice Swim Championship organized by the Congress of Philippine Aquatics Inc. (COPA) on a stormy Sunday at the Teofilo Ildefonso Pool inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Malate, Manila.

LG PHL welcomes Changwon Sakers

THE Changwon LG Sakers, a professional team based in South Korea, was back in the Philippines for a series of tune up games against Philippine Basketball Association and University Athletic Association of the Philippines teams.

Sapura sets eyes on yellow in LTdL

DESPITE missing many major races in the last two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Team Sapura Cycling (TSC) remain optimistic of its chances of winning the yellow jersey when the Petronas Le Tour de Langkawi 2022 starts on October 11 in Kuala Pilah.

Navarro can’t play in Korea

GILAS Pilipinas draftee William Navarro can’t pursue a professional career in the Korean Basketball Association (KBA) based on an opinion rendered by the International Basketball Federation or Fiba.