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Hope springs eternal for PH Five

“Not bad.” This was how head coach Yeng Guiao assessed the national pool’s 92-98 loss to Jordan in the teams’ tune up game held Monday night in a jam-packed Meralco gym in Pasig City. “Not a bad loss really, considering that it’s our boys’ first game as a team after …

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Ex-teammates Victolero, Compton prep wards for PBA Finals

Chito Victolero of Magnolia and Alex Compton of Alaska, once team­mates in the defunct Metropolitan Basket­ball Association in 1998, will now pit their skills against each other as coaches in the best-of-seven championship series of Season 43 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governors’ Cup that begins December 5 at the Mall …

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For whom the bells of Balangiga toll

ROMY P. MARIÑAS Bells, not necessarily those from Balangiga in what is now Eastern Samar in the Philippines’ Visayas region, could toll for boxing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The sport that has been on the Olympic calendar for a great number of editions of the world’s premier sporting showcase …

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Embiid leads 76ers win, Westbrook falls in NBA return

WASHINGTON: Joel Embiid scored 33 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to power Philadelphia over the Phoenix Suns 119-114 on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), keeping the 76ers the NBA’s only unbeaten team at home. The 24-year-old Cameroonian 7-footer made 12-of-23 shots from the floor and added three steals as the Sixers …

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Pacquiao teases Mayweather rematch after January bout

NEW YORK: Filipino veteran Manny Pacquiao revealed Monday (Tuesday in Manila) he has spoken with Floyd Mayweather about a possible sequel to their 2015 superfight, but said no decision would be taken on a rematch until the New Year. Speaking in New York to confirm details of his January 19 …

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Pacquiao, Broner promise to knock each other out

Defending World Boxing Association welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and title pretender Adrien Broner on Monday vowed to knock each other out when they face off January 19 for the former’s crown at the MGM and Arena in Las Vegas. The soon-to-be 40-year old pride of the Philippines, known not to …

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Monzon bullish on PSE’s prospects

THE Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) is optimistic about the market’s prospects for 2019, with bourse’s top official pointing to the country’s economic fundamentals and expectations of lower inflation, among other factors, as luring back investors. PSE President Ramon Monzon “Because of the high inflation that we have experienced in the …

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Mobility improvements to strengthen economy

Fixing the country’s mobility issues could boost economic growth to over 8.0 percent, a speaker at The Manila Times’ 8th Business Forum said on Tuesday. Robert Siy, who served as staff at the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank and is a columnist of the newspaper, said that transportation …

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PH among preferred investment destinations

Investors have tagged the Philippines as one of their preferred Southeast Asian investment destinations, a Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) Philippines executive said during The Manila Times’ 8th Business Forum on Tuesday. “The Philippines remains to be an attractive investment destination and most investors operating within Asean actually tagged the Philippines as …

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IKEA expands to PH with biggest store yet

IKEA’s first Philippine store will finally open in late 2020 and will also be the Swedish furniture retailer’s largest outlet worldwide, company officials announced on Tuesday. At 65,000 square meters, the IKEA store — already under construction at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City — will be nearly …

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