LIVE STREAMING: Meralco vs Ginebra Game 4 PBA Governors' Cup Finals 2017



MANILA, Philippines - The Barangay Ginebra is looking to move inch closer to the title while the Meralco Bolts push to even the series in the Game 4 of the 2017 PBA Governors' Cup Finals on Friday, October 20 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

LIVE STREAMING: Meralco vs Ginebra Game 4 PBA Governors' Cup Finals 2017
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The Meralco Bolts, who have avoided sweep in this season's finale to 2-1, are plugging for an improved shooting and capitalizing not only on its key players but those who are out there fighting for the team.

“It’s going to be tough going forward especially with Ranidel out but at the same time we still have guys who are out there fighting so we’ll go to war with them and we’ll do the best we can in the upcoming games,” Meralco coach Norman Black said.

Game time is set at 7:00 p.m.

Watch the Game 4 of 2017 PBA Governors' Cup Finals (best-of-seven series) on livestream (video courtesy of sports.tv5.ph/live):


Meanwhile, here are the live updates courtesy of PBA:


-- The Summit Express



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Magpasikat 2017: Karylle and Jhong perform a unique musical- insect love story



On the final stretch of It's Showtime Magpasikat 2017, Karylle and Jhong Hilario’s performance didn’t disappoint as the madlang people enjoyed a Broadway-inspired musical about a cockroach and a caterpillar’s love story. It had a beautiful backdrop and showed the pure talents with the rest of the Hashtags and GirlTrends dancers.

Karylle and Jhong present a unique musical- insect love story
Photo Credit: ABS-CBN Entertainment
Karylle and Jhong were joined by McCoy de Leon, Jon Lucas, Wilbert Ross and Maru Delgado. They presented a performance worthy to be applauded. Karylle once described Magpasikat as “testing one’s limit.”

The performance began with a skit that shows a cockroach’s hugot on love. Much to everyone’s surprise, Jhong came on stage in a cockroach costume. Karylle showdowns as a sexy beautiful caterpillar. Everyone was in awe in a love story performance between the beautiful caterpillar and lowly cockroach. They even had spiders as villains. Jhong also spoofed the other teams’ performance. It had the perfect mix of drama, music, acting and comedy.

Complete with artful backdrops, their singing prowess and acting chops, they presented a theatrical play that was just beautiful to watch.

The hurados all felt the message of the performance. Direk Rory was almost speechless saying “napanga-nga talaga ako.” Ina Raymundo and Marc Logan was nothing but all praises for the talents of Jhong, Karylle and even the rest of the Hashtags and GirlTrends dancers. The Diamond Star admitted that she is having a hard time judging because all the performances were “lahat may puso.”

WATCH: Team Jhong and Karylle Magpasikat 2017 performance (video courtesy of ABS-CBN Entertainment)


On Thursday, Team Vhong Navarro performed a tear-jerking performance that highlights on being alone and moving forward from life’s tragedies.

It was all fun and positive vibes as Anne Curtis, Nadine Lustre and Ryan Bang invited us all to a colorful love parade on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, it was all about love for Vice Ganda, Teddy Corpuz and Jugs Jugueta's team. Teddy proposed and married his wife again on national television.

On Monday, Billy Crawford, James Reid and Amy Perez kicked off the Magpasikat Week with magical tricks.

The grand prize winner, who will take home P300,000 for their chosen charity and of course, some bragging rights, will be revealed this Saturday.

Last year, everyone held their breaths as Anne with Amy and Joey Marquez rappelled down the ABS-CBN building as they won 2016’s winner. Who will reign supreme this year?

-- Sally, The Summit Express



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'Bagyong Paolo' PAGASA weather update October 20, 2017



MANILA, Philippines - 'Bagyong Paolo' (international name: Lan) has slightly changed its course and is now moving in a north northeast direction, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 11:00 a.m. update on Friday, October 20, 2017.

'Bagyong Paolo' PAGASA weather update October 20, 2017
Satellite image of Typhoon 'Paolo'. Photo Credit: DOST-PAGASA
At 10:00 a.m. today, the eye of Typhoon 'Paolo' was located based on all available data at 860 km East of Basco, Batanes (19.0 °N, 130.0 °E).

'Bagyong Paolo' has maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph. It is forecast to move North Northeast at 16 kph.

Forecast Positions:
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 930 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes(22.2°N, 130.7°E)
  • 48 Hour(Sunday morning):1,310 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(27.3°N, 132.4°E)
  • 72 Hour(Monday morning): 2,215 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)(34.8°N, 137.6°E)

'Bagyong Paolo' PAGASA weather update October 20, 2017

No tropical cyclone warning signal has been raised as of press time.

'Paolo' is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Sunday morning (October 22).

The estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 1350 km diameter of the Typhoon.

Meanwhile, at 10:00 a.m. today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 105 km South of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro (11.5°N, 120.9°E).

The new weather system, along with the outer rainbands of "Paolo" and the southwesterly windflow enhanced by this Typhoon will bring scattered to widespread rains and thunderstorms over Visayas and the regions of MIMAROPA and Bicol. Residents in these areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides due to moderate to occasionally heavy rains.

PAGASA added that sea travel remains risky over the seaboard of Northern Luzon, the eastern seaboard of Central and Southern Luzon, the seaboard of Palawan, the western and eastern seaboards of Visayas and the western, northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao.



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VIDEO: Team Jhong and Karylle Magpasikat 2017 performance



MANILA, Philippines - Four down, one to go! Team Jhong Hilario and Karylle is expected to save the best for last in their much-awaited 'Magpasikat 2017' performance for the 8th aniversary celebration on ABS-CBN's It's Showtime today, October 20.

Team Jhong and Karylle Magpasikat 2017 performance
Photo Credit: Instagram/Karylle Tatlonghari
Together with Hashtags members McCoy de Leon, Jon Lucas, Wilbert Ross and Maru Delgado and GirlTrends Dawn Chang and Mikee Agustin, Karylle and Jhong promised for an explosive performance the viewers should never miss.

UPDATE
Magpasikat 2017: Karylle and Jhong present a unique musical- insect love story


WATCH: Team Jhong and Karylle Magpasikat 2017 performance (video courtesy of ABS-CBN Entertainment)


Magpasikat 2017 has kicked off on Monday with a magical performance by Billy Crawford, James Reid, and Amy Perez.

On Tuesday, the team of Vice Ganda, Jugs Jugueta, and Teddy Corpuz left viewers awestruck and broke the internet when Teddy proposed to and married his wife Jasmine on national television.

Meanwhile, Team Anne Curtis, Ryan Bang, and Nadine Lustre spread good vibes while inviting madlang people to join their “love parade” in a highly synchronized and colorful performance captured live in one continuous shot on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Team Vhong Hilario showcased a powerful dance routine and mirror illusion act built around the themes of isolation and loneliness.

Last year, the team of Anne, Amy, and Joey was hailed as the champion.

The set of hurados also include the Diamond Star Maricel Soriano, Marc Logan and Janno Gibbs.

Which team will impress the madlang people the most this year? Watch the announcement of winners on Saturday, October 21.



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LIST OF PASSERS: N-Z October 2017 CPA board exam results



MANILA, Philippines - The October 2017 CPA board exam results, including the alphabetical list of passers are available on this page once released online, in 3-11 days after the exam or expected until November 3, 2017.

LIST OF PASSERS: N-Z October 2017 CPA board exam results

"Due to the cancellation of government office work this week which resulted in the delay of the processing of PRC work, the new release date of the results of the October 2017 CPA Examinations will be on November 2 or 3, 2017, instead of the previously announced date of October 20-21, 2017," the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy shared on Facebook.

PRC administered the licensure exam in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban and Tuguegarao on October 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2017.

CPA BOARD EXAM RELATED RESULTS

The members of the Board of Accountancy who gave the licensure examination are Joel L. Tan-Torres, Chairman; Eliseo A. Aurellado, Gerard B. Sanvictores, Gloria T. Baysa, Concordio S. Quisaot, Samuel B. Padilla and Arlyn S. Villanueva, Members.

N-Z Roll of Successful Examinees in the
C. P. A. LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on OCTOBER 7, 2017 & FF. DAYS
Released on NOVEMBER 2-3, 2017

Updating for the official list of passers...

REGISTRATION AND OATHTAKING

PRC said that registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be done on-line. Please go to www.prc.gov.ph and follow instructions for initial registration.

Those who will register are required to bring the following:
  • Notice of admission
  • duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • 2 pieces passport size pictures (colored with white background and complete name tag)
  • 2 sets of documentary stamps

Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

The date and venue for the oathtaking ceremony of the new successful examinees in the said examination WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER, PRC added.

UPDATES

Monitor this page for the real-time updates on Accountancy board exam results. Check out also the official website of PRC for more information.



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LIST OF PASSERS: A-M October 2017 CPA board exam results



MANILA, Philippines - The October 2017 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) board exam results, which include the alphabetical list of passers are available on this page as released online in several working days after the exam or expected on November 2 or 3, 2017.

LIST OF PASSERS: A-M October 2017 CPA board exam results

In an updated announcement on Wednesday, the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy on Facebook shared: "Due to the cancellation of government office work this week which resulted in the delay of the processing of PRC work, the new release date of the results of the October 2017 CPA Examinations will be on November 2 or 3, 2017, instead of the previously announced date of October 20/21, 2017."

PRC conducted the licensure exam in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban and Tuguegarao on October 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2017.

CPA BOARD EXAM RELATED RESULTS

The members of the Board of Accountancy who gave the licensure examination are Joel L. Tan-Torres, Chairman; Eliseo A. Aurellado, Gerard B. Sanvictores, Gloria T. Baysa, Concordio S. Quisaot, Samuel B. Padilla and Arlyn S. Villanueva, Members.

A-M Roll of Successful Examinees in the
C. P. A. LICENSURE EXAMINATION
Held on OCTOBER 7, 2017 & FF. DAYS
Released on NOVEMBER 2-3, 2017

Updating for the official list of passers...

REGISTRATION AND OATHTAKING

PRC said that registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will be done on-line. Please go to www.prc.gov.ph and follow instructions for initial registration.

Those who will register are required to bring the following:
  • Notice of admission
  • duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal
  • 2 pieces passport size pictures (colored with white background and complete name tag)
  • 2 sets of documentary stamps

Successful examinees should personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

The date and venue for the oathtaking ceremony of the new successful examinees in the said examination WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER, PRC added.

RELEASE OF RESULTS

According to PRC Resolution No. 2016-1019, the target release of results for the recent CPA board exam is on Wednesday, October 25 or in 6 working days after the test (8 days on original assumption). Note that government work was suspended on Monday and Tuesday (October 16 and 17) due to nationwide transport strike.

Recent announcement for moving release of results on November 2 or 3 means the agony of waiting is extended until the 10 to 11th day after the exam.

UPDATES

Monitor this page for the real-time updates on Accountancy board exam results. Check out also the official website of PRC for more information.



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Performance of schools: October 2017 CPA board exam results



MANILA, Philippines - The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) hailed the top performing schools in the October 2017 CPA board exam as results were released (expected) from October 20 until the November 3, 2017 or in 3-11 working days after the exam.

Performance of schools: October 2017 CPA board exam results

PRC conducted the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure exam in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban and Tuguegarao on October 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2017.

RELATED RESULTS

The top performing schools in the October 2017 CPA Licensure Examination as per Commission Resolution No. 2010-547 series of 2010: WITH 50 OR MORE EXAMINEES AND WITH AT LEAST 80% PASSING PERCENTAGE

List of top performing schools will be posted here once announced...

Meanwhile, here's the performance of schools in the October 2017 CPA Licensure Examination in alphabetical order as per R.A. 8981 otherwise known as PRC Modernization Act of 2000 Section 7(m) "To monitor the performance of schools in licensure examinations and publish the results thereof in a newspaper of national circulation":

List of performance of schools will be posted here once announced...

PREVIOUS EXAMINATIONS

In the same period last year, University of the Philippines - Diliman (UPD) was recognized as the top performing school with 100% passing rate or 69 examinees passed. It was followed by University of Santo Tomas (UST) with 90.72% or 352 out of 388 successfully hurdled the tests.

In the October 2015 examinations, UPD also led the schools with 98.70% or 76 out of 77 passed. UST placed second with 95.29% or 364 out of 382 of the examinees got passing marks.

Here's the overview of top performing schools in the previous examinations.

Exam Date SCHOOL NO. OF EXAMINEES NO. OF PASSERS % PASSED
October 2017 TBA TBA TBA TBA
May 2017 UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS 70 66 94.29
October 2016 UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINESDILIMAN 69 69 100
May 2016 DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA 58 54 93.10
October 2015 UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINESDILIMAN 77 76 98.70
May 2015 UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS 67 59 88.06
October 2014 UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINESDILIMAN 90 90 100
July 2014 DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA 75 68 90.67

UPDATES

In an updated announcement on Wednesday, the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy on Facebook shared: "Due to the cancellation of government office work this week which resulted in the delay of the processing of PRC work, the new release date of the results of the October 2017 CPA Examinations will be on November 2 or 3, 2017, instead of the previously announced date of October 20/21, 2017."

The Summit Express will update this page immediately once the results are out online. You may also monitor release of results on PRC's official website (prc.gov.ph).



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Smart beats Globe in LTE speed across regions in PH – OpenSignal



MANILA, Philippines - PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) continues to lead across all regions in terms of LTE speeds, according to the latest regional results collated by wireless coverage research firm OpenSignal, as announced on Thursday, October 19.

Smart beats Globe in LTE speed across regions in PH – OpenSignal

“The latest OpenSignal results show that where we have LTE, we deliver the fastest speeds, and we are rapidly expanding our network’s reach to make this available to more Filipinos, starting with urban hubs like Metro Davao, Metro Cebu and Metro Manila, where there is a significant concentration of LTE device users, ” said Eric Alberto, PLDT Group Chief Revenue Officer.

“In 4G speed, Smart was really able to strut its stuff in the NCR and Mindanao. In those two regions, Smart not only exceeded its national average LTE download speed of 10.6 Mbps, but it beat out competition by huge margins in our test results (by more than 4 Mbps in both cases),” OpenSignal noted in its report.

Smart posted LTE speeds of 11.7 Mbps in Mindanao (vs 6.4 Mbps of Globe) and 12.4 Mbps in Metro Manila (vs 7.8 Mbps). Smart also led in North Luzon at 8.3 Mbps (vs 6.6 Mbps) and South Luzon at 9.3 Mbps (vs 6.8 Mbps). It posted average download speeds of 7.1 Mbps in the Visayas.

OpenSignal also noted that Smart’s 4G availability score was much higher in Metro Manila compared to the national average, with Smart’s NCR 4G availability at 67.5 percent—15 points higher than the national score. “This shouldn’t come as a surprise as the NCR is essentially the metro area of Manila, a very densely populated region,” OpenSignal said.
Mobile networks update (Philippines)
Mobile networks update (Philippines). Photo Credit: OpenSignal website
“Through our network improvement efforts, PLDT and Smart are leading the way to improving internet and digital services for Filipinos all over the country to make the best mobile data experience more accessible to our customers,” Alberto added.

“Apart from improving the network, Smart is also setting the pace in putting LTE within the reach of our customers by helping them shift to LTE devices to experience our improved network,” Alberto said.

Earlier this month, Smart announced that it was upgrading its cell sites and doubling its LTE capacity in Marikina and Quezon City as part of its network expansion and modernization program. The upgrade is expected to improve Smart’s mobile data service, particularly LTE and 3G, and provide superior network capacity to customers who live and work in the two cities.

Smart has already finished its LTE rollout in the country’s top urban hubs Metro Cebu and Metro Davao, in the island resort of Boracay, and in Rizal province. It is currently underway in Metro Manila.

This comprehensive network modernization and expansion program is at the core of the PLDT group’s digital pivot. Smart’s network rollout took a big bulk of PLDT’s ramped-up capital expenditure program of P42.8 billion for 2016, which included the utilization of the new frequencies freed up with the acquisition of San Miguel Corporation’s telco assets.



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