‘Golden Rice’ gets safety approval in PH

Maricar Cinco - Inquirer.net 12/20/2019

SAN PEDRO CITY—The Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Bureau of Plant Industry has approved the biosafety permit of “Golden Rice,” putting the genetically engineered rice variety a step closer to commercial production in the Philippines. Golden Rice was…

Fans at Rockets opener show support for Hong Kong protesters

10/25/2019

HOUSTON — A group of 30 fans at the Houston Rockets’ season opener against Milwaukee held signs and wore shirts in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Thursday night (Friday morning, October 25, 2019, Philippine…

NBA GMs think Kawhi will go back to finals

10/18/2019

Kawhi Leonard was back in Canada, where last season he won a championship. NBA general managers think he’s going to win another one this season. They voted the Los Angeles Clippers as the favorites Thursday in the…

Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

10/18/2019

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request. Silver also said that…

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James enters spotlight

10/16/2019

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James has stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship between the NBA and China with his comments about the league executive who started the ongoing fallout with what James derided…

LeBron: Rockets’ Morey ‘wasn’t educated’ on China tweet

10/15/2019

LOS ANGELES  — LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey “was either misinformed or not really educated on the situation” regarding the potential consequences of his actions when he tweeted in support of Hong Kong’s…

MCIA GM Dicdican says runway repairs 14% done

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/03/2018

THEY were just over 14 percent done in the airport runway repair project. Steve Dicdican, Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) general manager, said this as he cited the progress of the airport runway repairs after three…

GM sevillano tops Pyroworks chess

Glendale G. Rosal 01/21/2018

RENOWNED Cebuano Grand Master (GM) Enrico Sevillano walked away with the whopping P10,000 purse after dominating the Pyroworks Handicapping Open Chess Tournament at the Robinsons Galleria Cebu last Saturday. The US-based Sevillano scored 6.5 points in seven…

GM Sadorra successfully defends Chesapeake Chess Open crown

Marlon Bernardino 01/16/2018

GRANDMASTER (GM) Julio Catalino Sadorra reinforced his position as one of the Philippines’ top chessers after he successfully defended his title in the 10th Annual Chesapeake Open Chess Championships on Tuesday at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel…

Blitz Chess Face Off: GM Antonio battles FM Elorta

Marlon Bernardino 01/03/2018

MANILA — Fide Master (FM) David Elorta says he is ready for war when he goes up against 13-time Philippine Open champion Grandmaster Rogelio “Joey” Antonio Jr. in the first-ever Philippine Chess Blitz Online Face Off Series…

GM-elect Pascua 2nd in HK Open chess

Marlon Bernardino 12/29/2017

FILIPINO Grandmaster-elect Haridas Burlaza Pascua ended 2017 with a bang as he finished second overall on Wednesday in the Jolimark International Open Chess Championship dubbed as Hong Kong International Open at the Kung Lee College in Hong…

GM Antonio still on top

Marlon Bernardino 11/13/2017

GRANDMASTER (GM) Rogelio “Joey” Antonio Jr. (2431) drew with top seed Peruvian GM Julio Granda Zuniga (2650) in 56 moves of Sicilian defense Monday to stay on top with five others after six rounds of the 27th…

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