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Filipino pride powers Pacio

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Patriotism more than athletic pride is what powers ONE strawweight world champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, as he defends his title against Japanese challenger Yosuke “Tobizaru” Saruta in the main event of ONE: Eternal Glory on Saturday at the Istora Senayan here. “The belt belongs to the Filipinos …

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PSC to play more active role in SEA Games prep

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will perform a more active role in the country’s preparation for the hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games scheduled on November 30 to December 11 at different playing venues in Subic, Clark and Manila. “I will be taking a more active role now,” PSC …

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Phoenix eyes back-to-back wins

Phoenix guns for back-to-back wins against the dangerous TNT KaTropa at 6:45 p.m. tonight in Season 44 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup at the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City. “TNT is a totally different team now because they are emulating the play of the Golden State Warriors, which is …

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Too much talent

RAFFY LEDESMA Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier said it best when asked about the team’s problems this season. Scary Terry said the Celtics have too much talent, too much depth, and have been unable to mesh together. The Celtics have been very frustrating this season. They were expected to lord …

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Pacquiao ready for Broner in Las Vegas return

LOS ANGELES: Manny Pacquiao is aiming to offer fresh evidence that life begins at 40 when the Filipino veteran takes on Adrien Broner on Saturday in his first fight in Las Vegas for more than two years. Pacquiao, who celebrated his 40th birthday last month with a lavish birthday party …

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Lending to firms, households tightened

Banks on the whole tighthened lending standards for businesses and households during the fourth quarter of 2018, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Friday. The net tightening of credit standards for business loans “was largely attributed by respondent banks to their perception of stricter financial system regulations and …

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2018 BoP shortfall lower than forecast

The country’s balance of payments (BoP) surplus widened in December, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Friday, but the full-year tally remained in deficit and was more than double the 2017 shortfall. December’s $2.442-billion surplus was significantly higher than the $847-million and $917-million surpluses recorded in November and …

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China firm seeks entry into PH tower market

Another Chinese firm is looking to gain a foothold in the Philippines’ telecommunications market, this time in the area of towers that can be used by service providers. State-owned China Energy Engineering Corp. (CEEC), which on Friday inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Department of Information and Communications …

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China’s 2018 growth slowest in decades – poll

BEIJING: China’s economy grew at its slowest pace in almost three decades in 2018, analysts in an AFP poll said, as the government struggles to contain ballooning debt and a bruising trade war with the United States. This aerial picture taken on November 13, 2018 shows the sun rising behind …

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