INDIAN WELLS: Former world number ones Carlos Alcaraz and Daniil Medvedev will battle for a first Indian Wells ATP Masters 1000 title after straight sets semifinal victories on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). Carlos Alcaraz of Spain serves to Jannik Sinner of Italy during their Indian Wells Masters semifinal tennis match in Indian Wells, California on Saturday, March 18, 2023. AFP PHOTO Carlos Alcaraz of Spain serves to Jannik Sinner of Italy during their Indian Wells Masters semifinal tennis match in Indian Wells, California on Saturday, March 18, 2023. AFP PHOTOAfter a season start delayed by injury, Alcaraz has won the title in Buenos Aires and reached the final in Rio de Janeiro last month. The sixth-ranked Russian — who had never made it past the fourth round at Indian Wells — survived a late surge from Frances Tiafoe for a 7-5, 7-6 (7/4) victory over the 16th-ranked American.
March 20, 2023 03:55 UTC
Specifically, the DOJ may request this week the issuance of a Blue Notice from the International Police to track the movements of the suspects. The Red Notice requires an arrest warrant issued by a court, while Blue Notice can be issued against suspects,” explained Clavano. Teves left for the US for stem cell treatment on Feb. 28, four days before the attack on Degamo. In the case of Rep. Teves, the Department of Foreign Affairs can request the country where he is currently staying to deport him. “We are not closing the doors to anybody – Congressman Teves is one we’re looking at because as what the President said, the assassination of Gov.
March 20, 2023 00:18 UTC
Woman gets 2 life terms for child sex traffickingWashington-based International Justice Mission (IJM) reported that the mother received one life sentence for qualified trafficking and another life sentence for child abuse and was additionally sentenced by an Albuyog Regional Trial Court to a maximum of 17 years in prison for sexually exploiting minors online. “This outcome demonstrates the effectiveness of child-protective approaches in prosecuting online child sexual exploitation cases,” Maraya added. Chicoine was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2017 for paying for the livestreaming of child sexual abuse. He later pleaded guilty to 40 sexual offenses committed against children and was found to possess more than 10,000 images and videos of child sexual abuse. He had spent more than $20,000 arranging for the livestreaming of child sexual abuse in the Philippines and Romania.
March 20, 2023 00:06 UTC
Ateneo de Manila finally ended their losing skid in four games after defeating University of the Philippines, 25-16, 25-20, 25-22, on Sunday, March 19 in the UAAP Season 85 women's volleyball tournament at the FilOil EcoOil Center. Vanie Gandler unleashed a game-high 17 points to lead the Blue Eagles, who rose to a 2-5 win-loss card, sixth in the standings. On the other hand, the seventh seed Fighting Maroons suffered their fourth straight defeat to fall to a 1-5 slate.
March 19, 2023 21:12 UTC
SINGAPORE – Singapore will be the first country in Asia to get Pfizer’s new pneumococcal vaccine, which has a broader range of protection and could replace the two that are now in use here. For seniors, the recommendation is to get the pneumococcal conjugate PCV13 vaccine first, followed by the pneumococcal polysaccharide PPSV23 vaccine a year later. The new vaccine, PCV20, covers seven more bacterial strains than the PCV13, also manufactured by Pfizer. He said that unlike polysaccharide vaccines, conjugate vaccines, aside from getting the body to produce antibodies that protect against infection, also prime T cells and memory B cells, which can mount a response against invasive bacteria even after the level of antibodies has waned. Professor Ooi Eng Eong, a microbiologist at the Duke-NUS Medical School, also said the immune responses from a conjugate vaccine “would theoretically be broader and more lasting than what is elicited by polysaccharides alone”.
Source:Philippine Daily Inquirer
March 19, 2023 16:27 UTC
DA braces for El NiñoIn an interview, Department of Agriculture (DA) Assistant Secretary and deputy spokesman Rex Estoperez said they have set guidelines to cushion the impact of an extremely dry weather condition on agriculture. “Whether it is La Niña or El Niño, it is always the agriculture sector which is affected. We have existing guidelines on how to prevent the huge impact of El Niño,” Estoperez said. PAGASA earlier announced that with the end of the La Niña that has brought heavy rains, El Niño is likely to follow. “Even before the announcement (of El Niño), the DA has programs available but we are waiting for the official advisory from PAGASA,” he said.
March 19, 2023 09:28 UTC
House, Senate urged to end Cha-cha word warIn a statement, Cavite 4th District Rep. Elpidio Barzaga Jr. said congressional leaders should “sit down and privately settle their feud” over the House’s push for constitutional amendments, “instead of quarreling before the public.”MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker yesterday urged members of the House of Representatives and the Senate to end the “word war” over constitutional amendments. “There is a word war between Senate President (Juan Miguel Zubiri) and Speaker (Martin Romualdez) and (House committee on constitutional amendments) chairman Rufus(Rodriguez). The following day, the House approved House Bill 7352, a supplemental bill that shall provide funding for the con-con. Meanwhile, in an interview also with dwIZ, Sen. Ronald dela Rosa said he would first read the committee report to be presented by the Senate committee on constitutional amendments. The House had passed a resolution seeking to amend the Constitution’s economic provisions through a con-con.
March 19, 2023 09:09 UTC
Self-realization and dedication to one's art can mean throwing off some remnants of the past, said Rosario Bitanga-Peralta, Shell NSAC 1957 winner in the watercolor category. She competed in the art scene at an early age before winning a full scholarship for her Shell NSAC entry "Lahar Country". Rosario Bitanga-Peralta, NSAC 1957 winner, watercolor categoryThis is also true of Davao-based artist Vyankka Balasabas, the 3rd-place winner for her first stop-motion video in Shell NSAC 2015. Mailah Baldemor-Balde, NSAC 1993 winner, watercolor categoryBitanga-Peralta exhorted the youth to refine their craftsmanship and rise to the challenges in the global scene. Study and train on the basics of art, learn art history, and keep up with the world around you.
March 19, 2023 04:05 UTC
A World War II Japanese hand grenade has been safely disposed of by police after a military enthusiast made the discovery by a slope opposite a tree walk in Wong Nai Chung, Tai Tam, on Saturday. The report was filed by a hiker at around 10am this morning. It is understood that the hiker is a military enthusiast who often brings a metal detector with him to search for explosives and ammo left over in the area. Officers from the police’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau soon came and determined that the explosive was a hand grenade left behind from WWII. Officers then safely disposed of the hand grenade.
March 18, 2023 21:59 UTC
Pinay seeks financial damages from BI over missed flightCham Tanteras, commenting on the apology posted by the BI on its Facebook page, said on Friday that she wrote a letter to the bureau, asking it to take accountability for the financial damages the incident cost her after she had to book another flight. MANILA, Philippines — A Filipina traveler who missed her flight due to a lengthy interview with an immigration officer has asked the Bureau of Immigration (BI) for financial damages. “I also commented on BI’s FB post reminding them to respond to my complaint letter via email and take accountability for the financial damages. BI spokesperson Dana Sandoval was not available for comment as of 5 p.m. yesterday when asked to react to Tanteras’ allegations. The BI said it has conducted an investigation into the incident and asked the immigration officer involved for a full report.
March 18, 2023 18:59 UTC
The Purple ShawlI urge you ... to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me. Jodihad crocheted a purple prayer shawl, a warm reminder that we had people praying for us daily. Years later, He still uses that purple shawl to comfort me and strengthen my resolve. When we're wrapped in the intercessory prayers of God's people, we can experience God's strength and comfort no matter where life takes us. Loving God, thank You for the gift of intercessory prayers and forassuring me that You hear me and care for me wherever I go.
March 18, 2023 18:57 UTC
A police officer was sent to the hospital as he failed to dodge a police vehicle crashed by a driver who was caught failing to settle traffic fines in Kwai Chung in the early hours of Saturday. The incident occurred at around 1.28am on Saturday as the driver pulled over his white seven-seater by the double yellow lines on Wo Yi Hop Road in Kwai Chung to eat. The driver suddenly threw away his meal box and hit the gas, crashing his car into a police vehicle. An officer didn’t dodge the vehicle in time and injured his limbs. A report was filed to senior management, and police mobilized other teams to locate the driver and his car but in vain.
March 18, 2023 15:52 UTC
The arrested police officer surnamed Luk. The arrested police officer surnamed Luk. The arrested police officer surnamed Luk. The arrested police officer surnamed Luk. Sources said that the arrested cop is surnamed Luk and is posted to the Emergency Unit in Kowloon West.
March 18, 2023 04:38 UTC
Music producer caught in drug bustMANILA, Philippines — A music producer and his companion were arrested in a sting in Pasig City on Thursday wherein police officers seized P149,260 worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu. Police confiscated 21.95 grams of shabu from Leynes and his companion. Leynes is being held at the city police station’s custodial facility on charges of drug trafficking while the boy was turned over to social welfare and development officers. Meanwhile, Warlita Paguirigan, the second most wanted alleged drug trafficker in Novaliches; Lorie Cescar; Catrina Celario and Hiede Miranda were arrested in a separate sting in Barangay San Bartolome, Quezon City at around 3 a.m. yesterday. Police seized 50 grams of shabu worth P340,000 from the suspects, according to Quezon City Police District director Brig.
March 18, 2023 00:55 UTC
A photograph of the man who allegedly bludgeoned his 63-year-old neighbor to death when she caught him ransacking her home in Kwai Fong, has been circulated online. The 25-year-old jobless man was said to have fled to Japan following the incident, with Hong Kong police seeking help from Interpol. Derran knew the daughter of Leung's neighbor, Choi, on Telegram and asked her to take him in, telling her his family had severed ties with him due to his participation in the 2019 protests. During his stay with Choi, Deran was heard several times in the corridor of the building answering calls from debt collection companies, a resident said. There was no forced entry as the killer used a spare key which the victim had left with her neighbor.
March 17, 2023 11:52 UTC