AP source: Zimmerman, Nats agree at $1M, pending physical

WASHINGTON: First baseman Ryan Zimmerman is returning to the Washington Nationals after sitting out the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, agreeing in principle to a $1 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday (Saturday in Manila). The contract would include additional bonus provisions. A second person confirmed to the […]

Bong Go helps Bulacan fire victims

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on January 19 personally visited Sitio Bukid in Barangay Tabing Ilog, Marilao, Bulacan to assist and check the welfare of the victims of a major fire incident on January 14. “You know, life is harder these days. Last month, there was a typhoon, flooding, and now we have this fire […]

LGU mulls case vs UK balikbayan

BACOLOD CITY: Five Negrenses might face legal action from the provincial government for their failure to disclose that they returned from the United Kingdom, Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said on Wednesday. He bared that the five returning overseas Filipinos allegedly did not tell authorities that they came from the UK before going back […]

Brantley signs $32M deal with Astros

HOUSTON: Outfielder Michael Brantley has agreed to a $32-million, two-year contract with the Houston Astros, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) because the contract, which is pending a successful physical, had not been announced. Brantley spent […]

Tawi-Tawi nickel island mined out

ZAMBOANGA CITY: A satellite photo of the southern Philippine island of Tumbagaan in Tawi-Tawi’s Languyan town shows the devastation caused by nickel mining there. The Google Maps photo accessed by The Manila Times shows about 90 percent of the island had been mined. But the different shades of colors of the island, which was once […]

Villar lauds ‘clean’ Region1 officials

URDANETA CITY, Pangasinan: Secretary Mark Villar on Monday commended officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Region 1, headed by Regional Director Ronnel Tan, for their outstanding performance in the implementation of various infrastructure projects within their respective jurisdictions. The DPWH chief made the statement during the inauguration and blessing of […]