'GoldenDinagyang food aid program eyes 10,000 kids

By: Isabella Marie A. Zerrudo ON ITS 8th year, Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Iloilo Chapter, along with Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) and the Rotary Club of Metro Iloilo, aims to feed 10,000 schoolchildren through the Dinagyang Food Aid Program starting Jan 11, 2017. “We are expecting around 9,000 to 10,000 public schoolchildren for this year […] The post #GoldenDinagyang food aid program eyes 10,000 kids appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJan 12th, 2018

Marian Rivera trains Baby Zia to eat healthy by giving her reward

        Kids are normally picky eaters and would usually prefer sweets than veggies but mommy Marian Rivera actually gives Baby Zia what she wants in exchange of eating healthy food first.   "Dapat palagi may gulay ang pagkain ng bata, so ang trick ko sa kanya, 'o hindi ka kakain hindi kita bibigyan ng reward kainin mo 'yan,' she shared during today's presscon of her latest endorsement, Mega Prime.   Instead of forcing Zia into eating one particular vegetable that she might just not like, Marian makes it a point to give her an array of healthy options. With that, she always gets a win-win situation with whatever Zia picks. &nbs...Keep on reading: Marian Rivera trains Baby Zia to eat healthy by giving her reward.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Restaurant apologizes after server told African-American teens to pay first before eating

Avery Gagne of Monmouth, Maine was just having dinner with his parents at a branch of an IHOP restaurant in Auburn last March 12 when he witnessed racism with his very eyes. Upon finishing their meal, Gagne saw a group of African American teenagers come inside IHOP and sit across the room from them. As they ordered their food, Gagne heard an employee tell the African American teens at their table that they would have to pay upfront before eating. "We paid and sat there for a few minutes and I heard an employee tell the table that they were going to need to pay upfront and that it was a 'new generation thing,'" shared Gagne on his Facebook account two days ago. "I kept thinking to mys...Keep on reading: Restaurant apologizes after server told African-American teens to pay first before eating.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Cebu City eyes Pag-IBIG fund for mass housing project

THE CEBU CITY government has knocked on the doors of state-owned Home Development Mutual Fund, also known as Pag-IBIG Fund, for a proposed mass housing project under the Countryside Housing Initiative Program (CHIP). Pag-IBIG Chief Executive Officer Acmed Rizaldy P. Moti, in his recent visit to Cebu during the agency’s 2017 Home Lending Accomplishment Report […] The post Cebu City eyes Pag-IBIG fund for mass housing project appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

DTI awards top Go Lokal! brand discoveries for 2017

 The Department of Trade and Industry through its Go Lokal! program recognized four (4) top MSME suppliers as Top Brand Discoveries for 2017 during its Go Lokal! Buyers’ Day celebration on 8 March 2018 at the DTI Go Lokal! Showroom in Makati City. Lipi Enterprises, Vicky’s Pili and Food Products, Green Life Coconut Philippines Inc., […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Rose embraces new home, blocks out doubters

By Steve Aschburner, MINNEAPOLIS – Don’t let go of the rope. It’s one of Tom Thibodeau’s most familiar exhortations, a mantra of sorts to keep his teams locked in, digging down and generally committed through whatever grueling test they’re facing, be it a game, a road trip, a spate of injuries or the entire season. The trouble for Derrick Rose with that particular Thibs-ism is, so often, he has been the rope. On one side of an unfortunate tug o’ war, we’ve had the Rose loyalists, the fans, friends and family who believe that the 2010-11 NBA Most Valuable Player’s return from injury hell to elite status is just one more, legit opportunity away. Pulling from the other side, there is a growing group of Rose skeptics who are convinced that the Chicago kid’s best days – his most explosive, elusive, game-changing moves – are behind him, strewn on the floors of too many surgical rooms and rehab gyms. Rose, 29, knows they’re there. One group pulling for him, the other doubting him. And in an unusually candid and forceful moment Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), the normally soft-spoken Rose delivered a stark message to them all. “Yeah,” Rose said after his first full practice since signing a minimum-salary contract Thursday (Friday, PHL tie) to join the Minnesota Timberwolves. “This is how I feel about the whole perspective on it: You can have your perspective on me as far as I’m a bum, I can’t play, I can’t shoot, this and that. All right. Cool. I have no hard feelings with that. I’m cool with that. If that’s how you feel, that’s how you feel. “But at the same time, I don’t need your [bleeping] validation.” Rose’s eyes burned bright, in a direct response to the many health challenges he has endured from acquaintances and strangers both, picking at whatever good or bad is left of his basketball career. “I know who I am,” Rose continued. “I know the type of player I am. So, you respect that and I respect that, and we should be good. That’s how I feel about it.” In other words, you work your side of the street, Rose will continue to work his. If there are NBA administrators like Thibodeau, the Wolves’ head coach and president of basketball operations, willing to give him another chance, he’ll be chasing the ghost of his own self while trying to help somebody win. One more chance Rose’s latest grab at faded glory could begin in Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) matinee against the defending champion Golden State Warriors at Target Center (editor's note: Rose wound up playing just seven minutes off the bench. He finished with two points on 1-of-5 shooting with a rebound, two assists, and two turnovers). It probably is his last, best shot to salvage something from a 2017-18 season that’s been largely lost due to injury, yes, but other factors outside Rose’s control as well. What looked like a terrific opportunity back in training camp – signing with Eastern Conference power Cleveland Cavaliers and home to the game’s best player (and Rose nemesis) in LeBron James – got sideways fast. In the Cavs’ second game, on a drive to the rim, Rose got whacked across the face and neck by Milwaukee center Greg Monroe. He landed badly on the baseline, suffering a “jacked-up” left ankle that left him in a walking boot and sidelined him for 11 of Cleveland’s next 15 games. Then word got out just before Thanksgiving that Rose had left the team, reportedly to contemplate his future as an NBA player. He was gone for nearly two weeks, at least part of it back home in Chicago, during what Cavs GM Koby Altman called “a very challenging and difficult time for Derrick.” Rose didn’t play again until Cleveland’s 44th game. In nine appearances over the next three weeks, he was a shell of the three-time All-Star he’d once been, averaging 6.3 points, 1.6 assists and 13.3 minutes, while shooting 39 percent. On Feb. 8 (Feb. 9, PHL time), he was one of six Cavaliers players dealt by Altman at the NBA trade deadline, sent to Salt Lake City as a throw-in to acquire Utah’s Rodney Hood and Sacramento’s George Hill. Two days later, the Jazz waived Rose. Four weeks passed before Thibodeau got the green light from Minnesota owner Glen Taylor to sign Rose. The Oklahoma City Thunder had sniffed in his direction, only to opt for veteran backup Corey Brewer. Rose had family duties to attend to – he and Alaina Anderson had a baby girl in Chicago to start the week – but he also had spent time working out by himself in the Cavs’ facility or at Cleveland State’s gym. The end seemed near. Given Rose’s limited involvement this season, he probably would have been a long shot to land with one of the league’s 30 teams in 2018-19, had Thibodeau not reached out. The people on the dark end of Rose’s rope were winning. Now, this buys him time for a shout-out to the folks on the other end. “‘Don’t give up,’ Rose said he would tell them. Talking later at the downtown Minneapolis hotel where he’s staying, he wanted to assure people that his desire to play remains strong, his passion to keep trying still burns, and his mental fitness for this and future challenges on or away from the court is fine. “I still have faith,” Rose said, two bags of ice strapped to each leg. “No matter what happens, I still have a lot of faith in myself and my ability. It’s just about opportunity and catching a rhythm. Whenever I do catch a rhythm, I’d rather see what it is then. Than to, like, give up knowing I have so much left. Like, ‘Damn, I should have kept playing.’ “I’m going to give it my all. And once I do, then it’s like, ‘All right, cool. I gave it my all, now what’s this next phase in my life?’ “But as far as right now, I’m still in it. I’ve got two kids that can look at me now. The oldest, my boy [P.J.] is 5 years old. He’s looking at me right now. He sees everything. I’m going to tell him, ‘No excuses. Don’t come to me cryin’, this and that. Nah.’ He’ll see what I’ve had to go through. ‘Now suck it up and go out there and do what you’ve got to do.’” A career interrupted For some NBA players whose careers got waylaid by injuries – Brandon Roy, Greg Oden, Penny Hardaway – their bodies finally refused to cooperate. They went from 60-to-0, no wiggle room on whether they would continue. Rose, for all his setbacks, has worked his way back – not back to his previous form – from each and every injury. From the ACL blowout that started him down his hobbled path in April 2012 to three subsequent meniscus knee surgeries, from the left orbital fracture he suffered when he caught teammate Taj Gibson’s errant elbow in the face in the opening practice of 2015-16 to the lingering ankle sprain dealt by Monroe’s blow in October. In that sense, Rose is more like Bernard King, Sam Bowie or Grant Hill, standout players whose career trajectories were forever altered – but not ended – by injuries. Rose speaks as if he has reached some level of peace with his maladies, referring to his injuries as “part of the game” and his particular “cross” to bear. “I’ve just had five surgeries more than other people,” he said. “That’s the way I look at it. That don’t mean that I can’t play. That don’t mean that I lost my love for the game. No.” What Rose doesn’t like is the “fragile” label that’s been affixed to him. He’s less interested that he has played in only 486 of approximately 789 regular-season games so far, while proud of the 130 he logged with the Bulls (2015-16) and Knicks (2016-17) more recently. It seems clear that the reckless abandon with which Rose played – and the excruciating torque he put on his knees with his bounding, zig-zag attacks through the lane – wreaked havoc on his knees. Beyond that, though, he’s not buying any pattern business. “You see how I was injured [in October]? I was taken out of the air,” Rose said. “People are like, ‘Aw, he’s always injured.’ Are you just watching highlights, just looking at clips, like new fans are these days? Or are you watching an entire game? Are you just reading reports that come up on your phone?” Scouts say that Rose has lost both quickness and leaping ability, without developing a perimeter game to compensate. They also bundle his Cleveland hiatus with the AWOL episode last season with the Knicks, when Rose left the team without notice before a game against New Orleans, to question his reliability and commitment. Rose disputes the comments about his game, citing the circumstances in New York and Cleveland. “I could sit here and tell you, ‘I’m gonna try to change this. Do this and do that.’ Nah, I always felt, it starts with my rhythm,” he said. “[In] New York ... I was playing the triangle [offense favored by former Knicks president Phil Jackson] and still playing pretty well [18.0 ppg, 4.4 apg, 32.5 mpg]. In Cleveland, when did I really have a chance to catch a rhythm? When did I play 20 games straight? Or 10 games? Five games?” As for his reliability – or likelihood to take a powder on the Wolves the way he did on the Knicks and seemed to do on the Cavs – Rose said there is no issue there, either. In the past couple weeks, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan (depression) and Cleveland’s Kevin Love (panic attacks) have opened up about psychological challenges they and other athletes face. But Rose shook his head as the question was asked. “Oh no, no, no,” he said. “I’m blessed, man. Beyond blessed. It’s not even ... what do I have to complain about? I don’t have anything to complain about. Of course, I wish I was on the court more. I think in time, with the right opportunity, I’ll be out there more. “I’m not depressed, even though I think everybody deals with some depression in some way. It’s about how you deal with it. We’re emotional creatures. We hold onto things. I try to meditate, try to do little things to change my mindset and try to read things to easy my nerves.” Rose admitted he did wonder if he would get another chance, once the Cavs traded him to a Jazz team that had no use for him. “Especially when you get dropped by a team like Cleveland, that needed players,” he said. “It makes other teams think, ‘Damn, if they didn’t keep him...’” Rose has not spoken with James since being dealt, he said. “The way I take it, I don’t take it as personal,” Rose said. “They didn’t need my services. That’s the way I look at it, OK? I understand. It’s business. Does that stop me from working hard? Does that stop me from still putting out goals and trying to reach my goals? No.” Familiar faces aid return Now Rose is reunited with Thibodeau, Gibson, Jimmy Butler (sidelined after his own meniscus surgery) and familiar coaches and staff making up the “TimberBulls.” He even trusts Thibodeau, often criticized for the heavy minutes he loads on his top players, not to break him. “If anything, I want him to play me,” Rose said. “I want to show to him that I can still play. I want him to see me and be like, ‘Damn, he’s still got it.’ I want him to count on me. I want to be held accountable. You know what I mean? I don’t just want to be, like, an average guy on the team riding along just to see how far they go. I really want to add.” Said Thibodeau, who ran Rose Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) through a rigorous refresher course on his playbook: “Obviously when he was at an MVP level, that was the peak. But he also, my last year in Chicago, he had a great year. ... He still has the potential to be very good. He’s young, that was the other part of it. He knows some of our guys, he knows the system. “Like all stories, there’s a beginning, there’s a middle and there’s an end,” the Wolves coach added. “I don’t think it’s a finished story.” Gibson thinks Rose can shoulder some of Butler’s late-game duties, simply because the scoring guard has strong muscle memory of such situations. He, too, hopes Rose’s story can take a happy turn. “I’ve got my fingers crossed,” the veteran forward said. “I truly believe in him. He’s got a lot left in the tank. It’s just, sometimes life doesn’t go your way and you have to push through it and keep fighting.” Thibodeau has said that Rose, like starter Jeff Teague and backup Tyus Jones, can play both backcourt spots, so he can mix-and-match based on situations. Rose anticipates no problem walking that line between asserting his game and rocking the Wolves’ boat. “My job coming here, I’m not trying to step on nobody’s toes. I’m not trying to take someone’s spot,” he said. “I’m not trying to show myself. Nah. I’m here to win. Me going out there and playing, hopefully you all see that. ‘He’s making money plays. He’s playing to win. And that’s what we wanted from him.’” Not that Rose, lest we forget from up top, needs anyone’s bleeping validation. Boosters and doubters can pull this way or that, but he said he’ll be the one who decides when his time is up. “When my love of the game is not there,” Rose said, sounding sincere near the end of his 10th season overall. “When I get tired of going to the gym. “Don’t get me wrong, we all go through that. But after a couple of days, I get antsy, I want to be in the gym. When a week or two goes by and I haven’t touched the gym, even in the summer, oh yeah, I’d know it was over.” Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

GMA brings love and kilig to weekday mornings via ANG FOREVER KO’Y IKAW

WEEKDAY mornings with the whole family will be more exciting as GMA Network brings to light a romantic-comedy series that both parents and kids can enjoy with the launch of Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw. Slated to premiere today, March 12, 2018, this program is headlined by Camille Prats-Yambao and Neil Ryan Sese together with Ayra […] The post GMA brings love and kilig to weekday mornings via ANG FOREVER KO’Y IKAW appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Jr. NBA PH sends 11 from Agusan selection camp to Manila

Jr. NBA PH press release A record-breaking 1,505 young basketball players across Mindanao welcomed the Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska at Fr. Saturnino Urios University in Butuan City on Feb. 24-25. Boys and girls from Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon, Davao, Sarangani and other cities and provinces in Mindanao, including young Higa-onon, Manobo and Banwaon players, participated in the first-ever Jr. NBA Regional Selection Camp in Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte. 11 aspirants got the nod from Jr. NBA Coaches Rob Newson and Jeffrey Cariaso as they excelled in two days’ worth of intense basketball training and scrimmages. They also exemplified the Jr. NBA core S.T.A.R. values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect throughout the camp. Traveling to Manila for the National Training Camp on May 18-20 are Richard Carvero III, 13, and Paolo Matthew Kho, 13, of Corpus Christi School; Christian Joi Mesias, 14, of Jose Maria College; Zhan Paolo Moreno, 13, of Xavier University; Michael John Sarmiento, 13, of Father Saturnino Urios University; Klein Tyrone Tagotongan, 13, of St. Mary’s School; and Vince Uchi, 14, of Alabel National Science Highschool for the boys division and Madelyn Flores, 14, of Bukidnon National Highschool; Aishe Solis, 13, of Corpus Christi School; Mikylla Taborada, 13, of Kauswagan National Highschool; and Pauline Angelique Valle, 13, of Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive Highschool for the girls division. “There’s a lot of talent here. We were really impressed with at least three of the kids who were selected that we really feel have the natural ability to make it until the end. The kids love the game. They worked really hard and I’m excited to see them in Manila,” said Coach Newson. Boys and girls aged 10-14 who want to join the NBA’s free youth basketball program can still participate in the two remaining Regional Selection Camps in Baguio on March 17-18 and Manila on April 21-22. Interested participants can still register online at, where the program terms and conditions can be found. For more information, fans can follow Jr. NBA on Facebook at and Twitter at For all things NBA, fans can visit, like the NBA on Facebook at and follow on Twitter. To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit and»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

SKYathon 2018 returns to Boracay

SKYathon Beach Run is back and bigger on its ninth year with the opening of participation to international runners as it aims for greater awareness to raise funds that would help rehabilitate the reefs of Boracay. Organizers of the first destination run in the country are excited with this development. “Among the avid participants of the race are foreigners vacationing in the island. To open this to international delegates will elevate the race not just to a fun run but a race that the running communities around the world will look forward to each year,” said Mr. Delbert Santos, a senior marketing manager from SKY. Set to happen on April 21 at Epic Boracay, it features three categories for runners to choose from; 3K, 5K, and 10K. SKY plays its part in protecting nature by supporting this initiative. A portion of the proceeds from SKYathon will go to the coral reef rehabilitation program. Other than reef rehabilitation there is also a mangrove planting partnership with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the area. This year SKYathon introduces #LoveBoracay, a call for a turn towards responsible tourism. Santos said that with the current environmental troubles facing not only the island but also some major tourist spots in the country it’s important for vacationers to keep in mind preserving these natural resources. He said, “This year, besides pushing for the rehabilitation of the coral reefs in Boracay, we’d also like to send out a call to all tourists to take care of the places they are going to. We have to practice responsible tourism so that we can keep the beauty of nature not just for us but most especially for future generations.” Also back this year is Coach Rio de la Cruz’ RunRio, which will organize event. “Since it is RUNRIO’s 4th year in participating the SKYathon run, I am glad that we still continue to organize events like this in Boracay island each year. I believe that because of this event we are not only promoting an active and healthy lifestyle to the people, but also saving Boracay island itself,’ said Rio de la Cruz. Registration is ongoing and can be done online through or onsite via selected branches of registration partners Rudy Project, Chris Sports, and Olympic Village. The Boracay Foundation Inc. Secretariat in Boracay can also accept registrations.   About ABS-CBN Corporation ABS-CBN Corporation is the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment organization. The Company is primarily involved in television and radio broadcasting, as well as in the production of television and radio programming for domestic and international audiences and other related businesses. ABS-CBN produces a wide variety of engaging world-class entertainment programs in multiple genres and balanced, credible news programs that are aired on free-to-air television. The company is also one of the leading radio broadcasters, operating eighteen radio stations throughout the key cities of the Philippines. ABS-CBN provides news and entertainment programming for eight channels on cable TV and operates the country’s largest cable TV service provider. The Company also owns the leading cinema and music production and distribution outfits in the country. It brings its content to worldwide audiences via cable, satellite, online and mobile.  In addition, ABS-CBN has business interests in merchandising and licensing, mobile and online multimedia services, glossy magazine publishing, video and audio post production, overseas telecommunication services, money remittance, cargo forwarding, TV shopping services, theme park development and management, property management and food and restaurant services, and cinema management, all of which complement and enhance the Company’s strength in content production and distribution. The Company is also the first TV network in the country to broadcast in digital. In 2015, it commercially rolled out its digital TV box, ABS-CBN TVplus, to prepare for the country’s switch to digital TV.   About SKY Cable Corporation SKY Cable Corporation is a leading cable and broadband technology provider in the Philippines, offering an array of innovative and pioneering products with rich content delivered on various platforms. Its products are a showcase of top-of-mind choices among Filipinos: SKYcable, known for its top-notch programming; One SKY, which offers complete entertainment & internet bundle with fiber-boosted broadband, HD Cable TV and mobile internet options; SKYdirect, a direct-to-home television technology that brings superior cable entertainment nationwide;  SKY on Demand, an on-demand video streaming and entertainment service allowing content viewing on any screen; and SKYmobi, a mobile pocket wifi service that offers access to SKYcable’s slew of shows even outside the home. SKY Cable is a subsidiary of ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

Teo eyes stricter law to preserve Boracay

PHILIPPINE authorities assured that the full-scale government effort on the famed Boracay Island is geared towards preserving and upgrading the maintenance of its natural assets amid reports of seawater pollution and street flooding. Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo, who heads a multi-agency program called “Oplan Save Boracay (#saveboracay),” disclosed that a delegation of […] The post Teo eyes stricter law to preserve Boracay appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

McDonald’s moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu

NEW YORK --- McDonald's is taking cheeseburgers and chocolate milk off its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants. Diners can still ask specifically for cheeseburgers or chocolate milk with the kid's meal, but the fast-food company said that not listing them will reduce how often they're ordered. Since it removed soda from the Happy Meal menu four years ago, orders for it with Happy Meals have fallen 14 percent, the company said. Hamburgers and Chicken McNuggets will remain the main entrees on the Happy Meal menu. Target of health advocates The Happy Meal, which has been around for nea...Keep on reading: McDonald’s moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Disheartened Cantonjos leaving UST after seven years as coach

With all the questions hanging over University of Sto. Tomas’ basketball program, Chris Cantonjos has already forwarded the answer most important for him. “This is my last year na. Kahit i-renew ako, ayoko na rin naman so ito na rin yung last year na magko-coach ako sa UST,” he told reporters on Tuesday after his Tiger Cubs ended their campaign in the UAAP 80 Juniors Basketball Tournament with a loss in the semifinals. With that, Cantonjos himself put an end to speculations about his future with UST High. Earlier in the year, reports surfaced that Aldin Ayo is set to have complete control over UST’s Men’s and Juniors basketball programs. This meant that Ayo will have a say in the Tiger Cubs – whatever happens in the campaign Cantonjos was overseeing. This also meant that Cantonjos’ seven-season stint – five in the Women’s and two in the Juniors – in Espana was uncertain of continuing. It didn’t help matters that Ayo’s camp opted to keep mum about the matter. Now, it’s Cantonjos himself who is making his status certain. While he is yet to set the date when he will hand in his resignation letter, Cantonjos said that his decision is already final. “Pagagandahin ko muna yung isusulat ko sa resignation, pero final na yun. Kahit i-acquire nila ako ulit, hindi na,” he said. He then continued, “Nawala yung puso ko – hindi sa school ha. Linawin ko lang, worth fighting for ang UST kasi nung naglalaro ako, talagang nakikipagpatayan ako para sa UST.” Cantonjos then went on to say that he became disheartened after how, in his eyes, the school’s support for him and his wards wavered as the season went on. “Sabi ko nga, yung support, naisantabi kami. I think I have the right to say something naman kasi hindi balanced yung nangyari,” he said. Ever since the news broke about UST’s basketball program, Cantonjos said that he and Ayo are yet to get together to talk things over. Even then, however, he said he wished the Growling Tigers’ new mentor would just approach him. “Apat yung binigay kong championship tsaka may MVP ako (sa UST). Magpasintabi muna siya kasi sinasagasaan niya is UST. Respeto naman. Wag naman ganun,” he said then. Still, Cantonjos was thankful for his alma mater for giving him a chance to prove his coaching chops. “Thank you sa opportunity na binigay sa akin ng UST. Ito ang pinakamagandang experience na nangyari sa akin,” he said. He then continued, “Gusto ko lang namang makapag-serve mung anong pinakamagandang way na makapag-serve. Sana, nagawa ko naman yun.” Now, Cantonjos said he welcomes with open arms this break away from basketball. As he put it, “It’s about time naman na siguro, sa wife and daughter ko muna ako. For seven years, laging nagagalit sa akin ang wife ko kasi kahit may sakit siya, inuuna ko yung UST.” He then continued, “Ganun ko kamahal ang UST, kung alam niyo lang. Hindi lang nila nakita kung paano ko minahal ang UST.” —- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

PH eyes to expand food export market in Japan

DTI-CITEM targets $10M export sales in FOODEX Japan The Department of Trade and Industry’s Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (DTI-CITEM) seeks to augment the Philippines’ trade relations with Japan as it showcases the country’s finest tropical flavors in the largest food fair in the Asia-Pacific region. Under Food Philippines brand, DTI-CITEM will bring […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Jollibee nets P7.09B

Fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp. grew its net profit attributable to equity holders of parent firm by 15 percent last year to P7.09 billion on a record store rollout program and strong same-store sales. For the fourth quarter alone, JFC's attributable net profit rose by 11.7 percent year-on-year to P1.98 billion, Asia's most valuable restaurant chain disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The full-year performance brought JFC's return on equity to 19.3 percent, stable from 19.2 percent in the previous year. System-wide sales grew by 15.2 percent for the whole year to P171.77 billion, driven by the expansion of its store network and strong same-store sal...Keep on reading: Jollibee nets P7.09B.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Sony apologizes to parents over ‘Peter Rabbit’ food allergy scene

Sony Pictures is under fire for a scene in its new "Peter Rabbit" film, which critics say trivializes food allergies when a herd of rambunctious bunnies weaponize blackberries to gang up on their human nemesis. The controversial sequence shows rabbits attacking the movie's villain, human character Tom McGregor, with the fruits, to which he is allergic. After a berry flies into his mouth, the character attempts to inject himself with an EpiPen -- but has anaphylaxis and crumples to the ground. In an open letter to Sony, the Kids with Food Allergies charity admonished the film's "cavalier attitude" towards allergic reactions, saying "making light of this condition hu...Keep on reading: Sony apologizes to parents over ‘Peter Rabbit’ food allergy scene.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

CHED eyes diploma program for ROTC cadets

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Higher Education is eyeing the creation of a certificate program at the higher education level if efforts to revive m.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2018

TRAIN hardly a factor in rice price hike – NFA

MANILA, Philippines — State-run National Food Authority (NFA) maintained that the government’s tax reform program would not significantly affect rice prices.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

DA eyes food production sites in Lumad communities

DAVAO CITY --- Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol has ordered the creation of a team that would prepare a master plan for the transformation of ancestral domains into food production areas. "President Duterte has once again shown a more profound understanding of realities on the ground when ... he ordered the agriculture department to help the country's tribal people to develop thousands of hectares of ancestral domains into food production areas," Piol said in a statement. He said the Department of Agriculture (DA) would work closely with the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples and other agencies to transform the country's "vast tribal lands" into food production areas. ...Keep on reading: DA eyes food production sites in Lumad communities.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

Mothers of Dengvaxia kids confront Garin after House probe

“You killed my child.” Wearing black shirts that called for justice for the “victims” of a controversial dengue vaccine, mothers of children who took part in a mass vaccination program, confronted former health secretary Janette Garin after a House hearing on Monday, February 5. (TIMELINE: Dengue immunization program for public school students ) The 4, who ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

PH eyes closer military ties with India

The Philippines is looking at improving military ties with India after President Duterte's official visit to New Delhi, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Sunday. Lorenzana said Manila was eyeing the possibility of "military-to-military cooperation" with India, besides the purchase of military equipment for the Armed Forces of the Philippines' modernization program. "Yes, we are looking at a military-to-military cooperation including defense equipment that we can buy from them," Lorenzana said. Warships The defense chief said that the Philippines was also eyeing warships from the South Asian country, which had built its own aircraft carriers and was planning to build ...Keep on reading: PH eyes closer military ties with India.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

BMI Research Forecasts Sustained 6% Level Growth for Philippines

The research subsidiary of Fitch Group projects the sustained robust expansion of the Philippine economy on back of the government’s infrastructure program, favorable demographics and increased trade with China. BMI Research eyes a 6.3 percent growth in 2018 and 6.2 percent in 2019 – – levels that the research entity considers “respectable.” These are lower […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018