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Philippines economy grows 7.6% despite inflation threat

The Philippines’ economic growth beat expectations last year, fuelled by strong consumer spending despite rising consumer prices, officials said Thursday. Gross domestic product expanded 7.6 percent in 2022, the state statistics agency said in a briefing, faster than the pandemic-blighted 5.7 percent output in 2021. The...

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3 Pinoy boxers get semis slot in Asian U22 Championships

The ASBC Asian U22 Boxing Championships in Bangkok, Thailand, saw three Filipino boxers advance to the semifinals, guaranteeing themselves at least bronze medals. In this week-long brawl, Mark Lester Durens, Aaron Jude Bado, and Jericho Acaylar defeated their opponents to get one step closer to dominating their respective weight classes.

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DepEd set to present Basic Education Report on Jan 30

The Department of Education (DepEd) is set to present the Basic Education Report (BER) 2023 on January 30 to present the current challenges and priorities of the agency. DepEd Spokesperson Atty. Michael Wesley Poa announced that Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte will deliver the BER 2023.

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Scottie Thompson, wife Jinky expecting first baby

Scottie Thompson just received another blessing entering 2023. After winning a title with Ginebra in the 2023 PBA Commissioner's Cup, Thompson and his wife Jinky announced that they are expecting their first child.

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Jeremy Renner says he broke 30 bones after snow plow

After being involved in a snow plow accident on New Year's Day, Jeremy Renner is finally back at home. The Avengers actor tweeted a photo of himself beginning physical therapy and updated his followers on social media, revealing that he had 30 broken bones.

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Evan Nelle to use final playing year with La Salle

Evan Nelle has decided to use his final playing year with La Salle. The decision came after the Green Archers tapped Topex Robinson as their new head coach. Nelle emerged as the La Salle's primary playmaker in his two seasons with the team.

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Google cuts 12,000 jobs as tech woes bite again

Google's parent company Alphabet announced Friday it will cut about 12,000 jobs globally, citing a changing economic reality as it became the latest US tech giant to enact large-scale restructuring.

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DA sees lower onion prices next week

During her visit to farmers in Nueva Ecija, DA Assistant Secretary Kristine Evangelista reported that farm-gate prices have decreased as the country's harvest season approaches its peak

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Topex Robinson named new La Salle head coach

Topex Robinson has been named the new head coach of De La Salle Universitys (DLSU) mens basketball team. The university made Robinson's hiring official on Thursday. Robinson will make his return at the collegiate ranks after spending two years in the PBA with the Phoenix Super LPG.

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Villar decries ASIN law as it kills salt industry

Senator Cynthia Villar denounced the Act for Salt Iodization Nationwide (ASIN) Law, saying it killed the salt industry in the country. The Senate committee chair of agriculture and food made the remark during the Senate hearing about the salt industry, noting the bill entailed the local salt producers to iodize the salt.

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Clint Doliguez signs with NLEX

Another former San Beda player is set to join the Frankie Lim-led NLEX. Clint Doliguez is set to sign with the Road Warriors in the PBA Governor's Cup. Doliguez becomes the second Red Lion to join NLEX after acquiring veteran big man Jake Pascual via trade.

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HOFs Fast Track Program made 197 millionaires amid the pandemic

Fast Track Program - The Shortest Way To Become A Millionaire To replicate the company's phenomenal success, the influential and trailblazing business duo and owners of JC, Jonathan So and Carl Macadangdang, recently launched the Fast Track Program. #In60words

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Filipinas set to face football giants in Spain tournament

Slated on February 15-21, the Pinatar Cup will be held in Murcia, Spain, and the Philippine women's football team will be up against the tough competition. The team will compete against Wales, Scotland, and Ireland in preparation for the 2023 World Cup in New Zealand, and national coach Alan Stajcic will view them as the obvious underdogs. #In60words...

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Clarkson seeks to enter NBA All-Star Game roster

Jordan Clarkson, a star scorer for the Utah Jazz, is excited to play for his team and the Philippines if he is selected for the 2023 National Basketball Association All-Star Game. The inaugural All-Star game was played in Salt Lake City 30 years ago, and the 72nd iteration of the tournament will take place there on February 19. #In60words

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Philippine Nobel laureate Maria Ressa acquitted of tax evasion

Philippine Nobel Prize winner Maria Ressa was on Wednesday acquitted of tax evasion, among a slew of charges she has long maintained are politically motivated, calling the verdict a victory for truth. Ressa, who shared the Peace Prize with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov in 2021, still faces three other cases, including a cyber libel conviction now under appeal that could mean nearly seven years in prison....

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