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'NowWatching: Chicosci Banners Fête De La Musique On Its 24th Year In The Philippines

French act Lady’s Symphony also joins local acts Oh Flamingo, Brass Pas Pas, and Baihana!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnJun 14th, 2018

Pacquiao’s Longevity Still The Benchmark In Geje Eustaquio’s Own World Title Reign

    Watching Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao dominate Adrian Broner and defend his World Title at age 40 only gives ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio more fuel in his  own reign with ONE Championship.   Although in a different sport, the 29-year-old Eustaquio hopes to replicate Pacquiao's longevity, finding inspiration with how the eight-division World Champion manages to stay in tip-top shape for every bout.   "Manny is still a world class boxer at 40 years old. He is very inspirational, because when we age our speed and endurance would deteriorate. He still has those," said Eustaquio.   "If God permits, I wish to compete in mixed martial arts at 40 years old like what Manny does in boxing. I believe that mixed martial arts is not as severe as boxing."   The outspoken Filipino superstar will be going through a huge hurdle in his short reign as a World Champion when he looks to end his trilogy with Adriano "Mikinho" Moraes in the main event of ONE: HERO'S ASCENT on Friday, 25 January at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.   "I am motivated to successfully defend my belt as well like what Manny Pacquiao did.”   The key for Eustaquio is getting the right people behind him, something that Pacquiao had in his illustrious career which continues to stretch for more than two decades now.   Having a great support group is one similarity that Eustaquio has with the boxer-turned-senator, with his band of brothers in Team Lakay backing him every step of the way.   "Manny Pacquiao has the right people backing him. I think that's one of the factors for a successful career. In my case I have Team Lakay as my family so I think I'm in a good spot......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News39 min. ago

Drilon: Mislatel franchise considered revoked for violating conditions

MANILA, Philippines -- The franchise of Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. (Mislatel) should have been revoked as the company had failed to comply with its provisions, Senator Franklin Drilon said Thursday.   During a Senate investigation on the third telco, it was found out that Mislatel has never operated, which, according to Drilon, was in violation of Section 7 of the company's franchise that mandates Mislatel to operate within one year after the approval of its franchise in 1998.   "A franchise is a privilege, the privilege has conditions. The condition is it must operate within one year and operate in one year," Drilon pointed out.   The senat...Keep on reading: Drilon: Mislatel franchise considered revoked for violating conditions.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News2 hr. 13 min. ago

Palace blames inflation for missed 2018 GDP growth target

MANILA, Philippines --- Last year's inflation, which hit a new 10-year high, is to blame for the Philippine economy's slower pace in 2018, Malacaang said Thursday.   Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the remark after the economy grew 6.2 percent in 2018 as the 2018 fourth quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) settled at 6.1 percent, bringing the full-year average below the 6.5-6.9 percent goal.   READ: PH missed 2018 GDP growth goal due to high prices   "That was because of the inflation eh. Inflation rate ang naging problema, 'yan ang sinasabi ng economic managers," Panelo said in a Palace briefing, adding that the full-year average is just "...Keep on reading: Palace blames inflation for missed 2018 GDP growth target.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News2 hr. 13 min. ago

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News8 hr. 13 min. ago

What and who to see at Art Fair Philippines 2019

UNLIKE the previous editions where featured works were found on every floor of The Link carpark in Makati, this year’s Art Fair Philippines will showcase all its ArtFairPH/Projects featured artists and their works on one floor, for better impact and convenient viewing, said one of the fair’s organizers, Lisa Ongpin Periquet, during a press conference on Wednesday......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News10 hr. 26 min. ago

Gov’t keeps 7-8% growth target this year

THE GOVERNMENT will hold on to its 7-8% growth target this year, according to Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III who noted the Philippines has room to stand resilient despite a slowing global economy......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated News10 hr. 26 min. ago

In-form Saso seeks repeat in Ladies Am

Yuka Saso hopes to bring her winning act back here with a form honed up by her Asian Games feat last year as she banners an elite international field in the Champion Philippine Ladies Amateur Open which gets under way Feb. 19 at the Manila Golf and Country Club......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News12 hr. 26 min. ago

Milena Alessandrina ready to come out of shell in new role as Tigresses’ co-captain

MANILA, Philippines---Milena Alessandrini's rise didn't stop when she won Rookie of the Year in the UAAP Season 80 women's volleyball tournament with the outside spiker getting named the co-captain of University of Santo Tomas in 2019. Alessandrini was chosen to be the second-in-command to captain Cherry Rondina for the Season 81 women's volleyball tournament in what she believes was a reward for the hard work she put day in and day out. "Maybe it was because of the performance I did because I'm very shy so I need to become extra vocal with my teammates," said Alessandrini who's of Filipino-Italian decent. Alessandrini missed four games in the first round of Season 80 due to...Keep on reading: Milena Alessandrina ready to come out of shell in new role as Tigresses’ co-captain.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 26 min. ago

UE star Kath Arado confident change has come for more matured UE Lady Warriors

MANILA, Philippines---Kath Arado is ready to prove that University of the East won't be an immediate check mark for other teams. Like Arado, the rest of the UE Lady Warriors are eager to put the whole UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball field after their dark days just four years ago. Arado is already an established defensive force for the Lady Warriors having won the co-Rookie of the Year in Season 77, with University of Santo Tomas' EJ Laure, the Best Digger, and the Best Receiver awards. Her team, however, hasn't received the same success but the years of futility is what fueled UE to get charged up for the 2019 tournament. "I have high hopes for this season because firs...Keep on reading: UE star Kath Arado confident change has come for more matured UE Lady Warriors.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 26 min. ago

Boxer Manny Pacquiao’s Los Angeles Home Burglarized

LOS ANGELES (AP) --- A spokesman for boxer Manny Pacquiao says the famed fighter's Los Angeles home was robbed at about the time he was in the ring with rival Adrien Broner in Las Vegas. Spokesman Mike Quinn confirmed the burglary to NBC News. Los Angeles Police Department public information officer Tony Im said a burglary occurred around 4:15 p.m. Saturday. He said suspects ransacked the location and took property, and that nobody was home at the time. Im declined to specify the address or name of the property owner. The 40-year-old Pacquiao dominated over Broner, who is at least a decade younger, shutting down talk of possible retirement for the native of the Philippines. ...Keep on reading: Boxer Manny Pacquiao’s Los Angeles Home Burglarized.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 26 min. ago

Explaining the denial of U.S. H2 work visas to Filipinos

Every year (since 2008) the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State publish a list of countries whose nationals are eligible to receive H2A and H2B visas. Philippines has always been on this list except for this year, 2019.   In a surprising announcement through the Federal Register publication on January 18, 2019, the Philippines together with Dominican Republic (H2B only) and Ethiopia were deleted from the list. This means that noFilipinos will be able to receive H2 Visa beginning 2019.   Only limited categories of working visas affected   The working visas impacted by this bad news are limited to the H2A and the H2B visas. &...Keep on reading: Explaining the denial of U.S. H2 work visas to Filipinos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 26 min. ago

Strong line-up for Art Fair Philippines 2019 – The Good Life

There is a lot to look forward in this year’s Art Fair Philippines – numerous featured galleries, special projects, art appreciation opportunities, and more. Read all about it below. #ArtFairPH2019 #ArtFairPH #ArtFairPhilippines #art #TheGoodLifeByMB Strong line-up for Art Fair Philippines 2019 – The Good Life For its 7th edition, one of Southeast Asia’s most exciting… link: Strong line-up for Art Fair Philippines 2019 – The Good Life.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News20 hr. 13 min. ago

Duty Free to open new stores in Palawan, Bohol in 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Heads up, travelers! New Duty Free stores will be open in Palawan and Bohol this year. In a briefing on Wednesday, January 23, Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) Chief Operating Officer Vicente Angala announced the locations for their new stores and the luxury brands they will soon sell. "We ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News21 hr. 0 min. ago

Serena to keep soldiering on in search of 24th Slam

    MELBOURNE, Australia – Serena Williams vowed Wednesday, January 23, to keep "soldiering on" in a bid to reach 24 Grand Slam titles, admitting her game needed work after a sensational collapse in the Australian Open quarterfinals. The 37-year-old American rallied back from a set down against Karolina Pliskova and was leading ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News21 hr. 0 min. ago

Serena turns ankle, wastes match points in loss to Pliskova

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams was one point — just one — from quite a comeback victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals when she turned her left ankle. Everything unraveled from there. In a startling reversal and result, Williams wasted four match points along the way to dropping the last six games of a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 loss to No. 7 seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic at Melbourne Park on Wednesday. "I was almost in the locker room," said Pliskova, who trailed 5-1 in the third set, "but now I'm standing here as the winner." So instead of Williams moving closer to an eighth championship at the Australian Open and record-tying 24th Grand Slam title overall, it is Pliskova who will continue her pursuit of her first major trophy. In the semifinals, Pliskova will face No. 4-seeded Naomi Osaka, who advanced by beating No. 6 Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-1 earlier Wednesday. Williams' surprising loss scuttled a much-anticipated rematch after her loss to Osaka in the chaotic U.S. Open final last September. The 37-year-old American's match against Pliskova was played under a stifling sun, with the temperature around 80 degrees (25 Celsius), and Williams often stepped into the patches of shade behind each baseline. She did not start well, not well at all, and her mistakes were mounting and deficit was growing. Only after trailing by a set and a break at 3-2 in the second did Williams seem to get going. From there, she immediately earned her first break point of the match and converted it to get to 3-all, beginning a run in which she claimed nine of 11 games. That seemed to put her in control. And then it all changed. Serving for the victory at 5-1, 40-30, Williams was called for a foot fault — reminiscent of an infamous such call at the U.S. Open a decade ago. During the ensuing point Wednesday, Williams twisted her left ankle and dumped a forehand into the net. She grabbed at her foot right afterward, and would go on to cede that game. Not a big deal, right? She still had a sizable lead. Except three more match points would follow, and Pliskova staved off each one. Williams would again serve for the match at 5-3 — and again get broken. The owner of the most feared and respected serve in women's tennis was broken for a third time in a row at 5-all, and Pliskova was on her way. "She got a little bit shaky in the end," Pliskova said. "So I took my chances. And I won.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

Team Lakays rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad | Inquirer Sports

MANILA, Philippines---Seeing two of his brothers fall just sparked a fire inside Danny Kingad, who is all the more determined to deliver Team Lakay its first win of the year on Friday. Edward Kelly an.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

Wage, tax concerns weigh down Japanese firms’ business plans

Fewer Japanese firms operating in the Philippines expect to expand this year and in 2020 compared to the previous year, amid concerns on rising wages and taxation procedures, a survey from Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) showed......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

UN sees Philippine economy to grow 6.5% in 2019 | Inquirer Business

MANILA, Philippines -- The United Nations (UN) said it expects Philippine economic growth to rebound this year as the government ramps up implementation of its ambitious "Build, Build, Build".....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Philippines sees record gambling revenue, braces for stiff competition

MANILA — The Philippines is banking on a steady stream of foreign high rollers to drive gambling revenue to a record this year even as it braces for greater competition from neighbors who want to cash in on the casino boom, the head of the state gaming regulator said on Tuesday. Gross gaming revenue of the casino industry, […] The post Philippines sees record gambling revenue, braces for stiff competition appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Philippines aims to top 2017 s fifth place finish in 10th ASEAN Para Games

Exactly a year before the 10th ASEAN Para Games kicks off in 2020, the Philippine Paralympic Committee held a formal countdown kickoff last Friday at the Novotel Manila in Cubao, Quezon City. Around 2,000 para athletes with physical, visual, and intellectual disabilities from Southeast Asian countries will travel to the Philippines as the nation hosts the biannual multisport event in January 2020. It will take place after the SEA Games in December 2019. As of press time, 14 medal events were already finalized namely Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Boccia, Chess, Cycling, Volleysitting, Wheelchair-Basketball, Goalball, Judo, Powerlifting, Swimming, Tenpin Bowling, and Table Tennis. However, PPC President Michael Barredo expressed that after some considerations, four more events might be included in the list. "We have a minimum of 14 events, a maximum of 18. We have 14 confirmed, two under evaluation, two requested in this last meeting. Yung dalawang for evaluation is paratriathlon which will be held in Subic. Yung isa, football 7-a-side, cerebral palsy ito. Ang dalawang hiningi na event kung pwede is shooting at wheelchair tennis, yun ang hinahabol," Barredo explained. He also expressed that the Philippines will for sure be represented in the 14 confirmed events. As for the other four sports, the committee is still in the process of team formation. This delegation will go all out as the host country will target to beat 2017's fifth place finish where the Philippines bagged 20 golds, 20 silvers, and 29 bronzes. "Magandang conservative target for Para Games is at least fourth place. Kung kakayanin natin na talunin yung top three countries, pipilitin natin yan," Barredo added. This is the second time that the Philippines will host the prestigious regional parasporting event. The first hosting was held back in 2005......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019