A female mainland student was rescued and hospitalized after she live-streamed her suicide attempt of jumping into the sea at the Hung Hom Ferry Pier on Tuesday over an argument with her boyfriend during a video call. The incident occurred around 2am when the 22-year-old woman surnamed Zhao had a FaceTime video call with her boyfriend, Hu, also 22, during which the two had a heated argument. Zhao suddenly hopped over the railing and jumped into the sea. Zhao held on to the lifebuoy until firefighters arrived, and two of them jumped into the sea to rescue Zhao, who was conscious and barefoot. The boyfriend Hu also arrived and gave Zhao his slippers.
January 31, 2023 04:39 UTC
1 OLED Festival sale from one of the leading laptop brands in the Philippines: Asus. Enjoy free shipping nationwide and get a chance to win a Vivobook laptop when you purchase any Asus Oled laptop through the Asus Official Store on Shopee and Lazada from January 28 to Feb. 5, 2023 only. Oled technology is now available across Asus' Vivobook and Zenbook series. ASUS OLED laptops also guarantee motion clarity and faster response time, which means users can enjoy fast-paced motion pictures without experiencing motion lags. 1 OLED laptop brand in the Philippines: Asus.
January 31, 2023 02:50 UTC
MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic clearly is not done dominating his sport. I really don't want to stop here. "Novak is a player that pushes you to your limits," is the way Tsitsipas explained it. The "GOAT" debate — "Greatest of All-Time" — has consumed tennis fans for years, comparing Djokovic, Nadal and Roger Federer. Nadal, 37 in June, left Melbourne with an injured left hip flexor.
January 30, 2023 22:14 UTC
Two 14-year-old boys were arrested on Monday after they allegedly sneaked into their classmate's home at Lei Muk Shue Estate and set fire to the curtains and a pillow in retaliation over a dispute between them. The incident happened at around 5am this morning, with neighbors sprang into action after noticing the fire, helped dousing the flame and filed a report to the police. Police officers who responded to the scene canvassed the estate and later intercepted the duo, seizing one lighter from them. The force’s initial investigation revealed that the two had been in a dispute with their 13-year-old classmate who lives at the flat. The two were arrested for arson and were currently detained for further investigation.
January 30, 2023 09:49 UTC
Mo Lee with his parents. Dancer Mo Lee Kai-yin, severely injured in the Mirror concert last July, went home for a few hours last week and is expected to start to walk again soon, says the latest prayer letter by his father. "Thank God, Kai-yin has been missing his home for half a year, and he could finally go home for a few hours last week," Li said. Despite Mo having a stable blood oxygen saturation level, he still could not cough properly with his chest muscle. Mo has been undergoing trans-cranial magnetic stimulation treatment to train the nerves of his limbs to receive signals.
January 30, 2023 08:16 UTC
Government urged: Protect the most vulnerable vs COVID-19Devotees participated in the Walk of Faith procession from Quirino Grandstand to the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila early January 8, 2023. “As we move on, if it (COVID-19) is not a public health emergency, it is still a concern. The vulnerable population will always be the target of higher risk of severe cases and this is where we should focus – on protecting the vulnerable population,” Solante said in a television interview last Saturday. He stressed that the vulnerable population such as the elderly, those with comorbidities, and the immuno-compromised are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection and death. Also, the campaign for the general population to get a booster and for the vulnerable population to get a second booster must continue, he said.
January 29, 2023 23:24 UTC
In partnership with Grand Canyon Multi-Holdings Inc., the new Suzuki Auto Butuan is strategically located at National Highway, Baan Km. 3, Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte. "Today we mark another significant date in the country with the reopening of Suzuki dealership in Butuan City. Customers may get in touch with Suzuki Auto Butuan through its official Facebook page facebook.com/OFFICIALSuzukiAutoButuan. Like Suzuki Auto PH's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SuzukiAutoPH, follow it on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SuzukiAutoPH and Instagram at @suzukiautoph for daily updates.
January 29, 2023 22:26 UTC
WATCH: Shinee's Minho delights fans at his first solo Philippine fan meetShinee's Minho holds his first solo fan meeting in the Philippines on January 28, 2023 at the Mall of Asia Arena. MANILA, Philippines — Shinee's Minho put on an indulgent show for his first solo fan meeting in the country last night, with the usual games with fans, popular drama reenactment and joining the Dati-Dati dance challenge. Shinee World or Shawols were treated to an almost two-hour show of Minho serving his good looks and dancing and singing skills. MINHO'S FIRST FAN MEET IN MANILASHINee's Minho put on a great show for SHINee World or Shawols for his first fan meeting in the Philippines on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Mall of Asia Arena. https://t.co/3UWeeHiNED / Kathleen Llemit pic.twitter.com/ETVmTDvUuZ — Philstar.com (@PhilstarNews) January 29, 2023RELATED: WATCH: Shinee's Minho arrives for Manila fan meet
January 29, 2023 11:20 UTC
'Ideology of hate' consuming India, says Gandhi's great-grandsonIn this 2019 handout photo, then-Indian President Ram Nath Kovind speaks at Miriam College in Quezon City to unveil the first Mahatma Gandhi monument in the Philippines. MUMBAI, India — India's rising tide of Hindu nationalism is an affront to the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, his great-grandson says, ahead of the 75th anniversary of the revered independence hero's assassination. "That whole philosophy has now captured India and Indian hearts, the ideology of hate, the ideology of polarization, the ideology of divisions," he told AFP at his Mumbai home. Modi has regularly paid respect to Gandhi's legacy but has refrained from weighing in on the campaign to rehabilitate his killer. "The poison is so deep, and they're so successful, that I don't see my ideology triumphing over in India for a long time now," he says.
January 29, 2023 11:16 UTC
Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos has approved a value-added tax refund programme for foreign tourists by 2024 to attract more visitors, the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) said on Sunday. The plan is to allow foreigners to get a VAT refund on items they are taking out of the Philippines, similar to what many other countries offer. The Philippines recorded 2.65 million international visitors last year, who brought in an estimated $3.68 billion in revenue, exceeding its 2022 target of 1.7 million tourists, according to the Department of Tourism. Last year's total comprised of 2.02 million foreign nationals and 628,445 Filipinos based abroad, which compared with only 163,879 tourists recorded in 2021 and was still significantly lower than the pre-pandemic annual level of 8.26 million. The government aims to boost visitor arrivals this year to 4.8 million tourists.
January 29, 2023 09:18 UTC
Lunar New Year holiday trips inside China surged 74% from last year after authorities scrapped COVID-19 travel curbs, though the number of journeys was still only half of pre-pandemic levels. According to official data, the number of COVID deaths a showed weekly decline, however. An estimated 226 million domestic trips were made by all means including flights during the holiday week, state broadcaster CCTV reported, citing government figures. As for travel abroad, inbound and outbound cross-border trips jumped 120.5% from last year to 2.88 million, the National Immigration Administration said on Saturday. During the Lunar New Year holiday in 2019, 12.53 million cross-border trips were made, the Xinhua news agency reported.
January 29, 2023 09:16 UTC
Logistics startup gets $11 million fundingMANILA, Philippines — Singapore-based Reefknot Investments has invested $11 million in a Filipino startup that seeks to streamline logistics solutions for e-commerce players across the Asia-Pacific region. In line with this, Reefknot led the Series A funding for Locad, together with Access Ventures, JG Summit, Sequoia Surge, Febe Ventures, Hustle Fund and Foxmont. Reefknot invested $11 million in Locad to strengthen its logistics operations by pushing it to build an extensive supply chain network in Asia and the Pacific. Locad serves as a logistics engine working with e-commerce brands in growing their reach in the region. Given our global backing and expertise in helping startups expand services and coverage in the region, Reefknot is committed to partnering with more fast-growing supply chain and logistics startups,” Lim said.
January 28, 2023 23:58 UTC
P1K polymer banknotes now in more ATMsA photo of an attendant of a gas station holding up a stretched P1,000 polymer banknote he received from a customer on July 12, 2022. MANILA, Philippines — A total of 39 million pieces of P1,000 polymer banknotes are now in circulation and available in more automated teller machines (ATMs) nationwide, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). In April 2022, the BSP began the circulation of the new and improved P1,000 polymer banknotes, that now exists alongside the P1,000 paper banknotes. The BSP partnered with Note Printing Australia (NPA), a subsidiary of the Australian central bank, in the initial roll-out of modern polymer banknotes. It is currently featured on the new P1,000 polymer banknote to celebrate our country’s rich flora and fauna.
January 28, 2023 23:27 UTC
Lucas de GuzmanCAGAYAN DE ORO – Davao champion Lucas de Guzman kept track on his bid for back-to-back titles in the Mindanao leg of Junior Golf Foundation of the Philippines (JGFP) as he carded an opening round 5-over 77 in the Pueblo de Oro Junior Open on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Pueblo de Oro Golf and Country here. The six-year-old de Guzman, who dominated the same division during the Davao meet early this month at Apo Golf, showed poise under pressure after struggling early with his putting. A veteran of the 2022 IMG Academy Junior World Championships in the US, de Guzman mixed his rounds with five birdies, four bogeys and two double bogeys for an 11-shot lead on second running Ethan Franco Lago, who had an 88. With the guidance of renowned coach Toch “J3” Altea – mentor of two-time Philippine Open champion and 2016 Rio Olympics veteran Miguel Tabuena – de Guzman will try to improve his score and win the title in today’s finals of the tournament backed by John Gaisano, Gaisano Malls, Islandwide Distribution Corp. and Pueblo Golf. In the 9-10 boys, hometown bet Ralph Rian Batican submitted the day’s best score as he fired a 4-under par 68 for an eight-shot advantage on Davao leg winner Jared Saban, who had a 76.
January 28, 2023 20:35 UTC
(AFP)The Bucks scored a season-high 85 first-half points and led by as many as 33 before fending off a late Pacers rally in Indianapolis, notching a third straight victory. Jrue Holiday scored 23 points and handed out nine assists for the Bucks. Warriors pull awayIn San Francisco, Stephen Curry scored 35 points and Klay Thompson added 29 as the NBA champion Golden State Warriors pulled away late to polish off the Toronto Raptors 129-117. Jonathan Kuminga scored 15 points to lead Golden State’s reserves — who outscored their Raptors counterparts 39-26. Fred VanVleet had 28 points and 10 assists for the Raptors, who lost O.G.
January 28, 2023 17:46 UTC