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‘Our little princess... show her all the love she deserves’

Sinundan ni Julie Barretto ang mom niyang si Marjorie Barretto sa paglabas ng picture ng youngest sister niya na hindi nakikita except by their families and close friends. Pinost ni Julia ang video nila ng kapatid at may caption na, “Our little princess. Show her all the love she deserves.”….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalFeb 27th, 2018

LOOK: Elmo Magalona arranges romantic rooftop date for Janella Salvador

Love is in the air for Elmo Magalona and Janella Salvador as they celebrated Valentine's Day with a romantic rooftop dinner date. While the two haven't officially confirmed their relationship to the public yet, based on their sweet posts and messages for each other on social media, it's evident that there's something more going on between them than just friends. Magalona shared yesterday a picture of him and Salvador in the said rooftop date. "For a very busy princess deserves all the [love] in the world. Happy Valentine's," wrote Magalona. In the picture, Salvador can be seen in Magalona's arms, snuggling close to him. Salvador, meanwhile, posted a picture too, showing Magalona pl...Keep on reading: LOOK: Elmo Magalona arranges romantic rooftop date for Janella Salvador.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

The K-drama formula: Why so addicted to these shows?

Full disclosure: I don't watch K-dramas as much as others do, but I'm pretty familiar with a lot of them. Mostly because I grew up in a household that had VHS tapes of the Tagalized versions ofEndless Love: Winter SonataandStairway to Heavenbecause my aunt used to be a voice dubber. My grandma would also watchFull HouseandLove Story in Harvard. (Take note that she'd watch all of them REPEATEDLY.) Years later, many would rave aboutDescendants of the Sun,Goblin, and other K-dramas. The latest show to tug on people's heartstrings would be the Netflix originalSomething in the Rain---just ask my editor. For the uninitiated, you'd wonder why fans are so hooked on these dramas---f...Keep on reading: The K-drama formula: Why so addicted to these shows?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Philippine basketball is something to love for new NLEX import

Coming off a semifinals finish in the last conference, NLEX only has two wins two show at the end of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Falling to red-hot Magnolia, 89-116, the Road Warriors suffered their worst loss since head coach Yeng Guiao took over two years ago. Along with that, the latest loss was an unfortunate debut for new import Olu Ashaolu. “We wanted to come here and get a W and finish the conference on a positive note. Unfortunately, we didn’t do that,” he told reporters post-game. The Canadian reinforcement was impressive in his first game with 31 points and 12 rebounds. Clearly, the Filipinos’ brand of basketball was just how he likes it. “I’ve been in Japan for the past four years and here, they let you play through contact. They kind of let you play over here which is more so suited for my kind of style,” he shared. He then continued, “I’ve had to adjust the last four years in Japan, but now, I can go back to playing the way I like to play.” However, he would only get to play that basketball again in the next conference tipping off a month from now. For now, Ashaolu will turn his attention to building better rapport with his new teammates. The good news is that he and NLEX will be competing in a pocket tournament in Macau. “I feel confident about this headstart for the next conference so we can start building as a team. I feel confident about that,” he remarked. --- Follow the writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Super Junior’s Super Show 7 : A love letter to fans

MANILA, Philippines – Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Shindong, Eunhyuk, Donghae, and Siwon of South Korean boy band Super Junior dropped by Manila for their Super Show 7 World Tour on Saturday, June 30, and they certainly made sure it was something fans would remember for a very long time......»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Special PH trip for Calum Scott

Singer-songwriter Calum Scott, who gained worldwide recognition after delivering an impressive rendition of Robyn's "Dancing On My Own" in the ninth season of "Britain's Got Talent," will hold his first concert in Manila on Oct. 30 at the Kia Theatre, as part of the Asian leg of his "Only Human" world tour. Tickets to the show---mounted by Ovation Productions---will go on sale on June 23 (call 911-5555). Earlier this year, the 29-year-old British crooner released his debut album, "Only Human." The record, which features songs that touch on isolation, unrequited love and his coming out, spawned the hit "You Are the Reason." In a recent visit to the Philippines to promote the ...Keep on reading: Special PH trip for Calum Scott.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Kris Aquino’s promise to Teddyboy Locsin: ‘No more Mayor’

The past few days saw Queen of All Media Kris Aquino's comeback to the big screen with a revenge body and a multimillion-peso outfit that's enough to buya three-bedroom condominium unit in Rockwell, Makati. Aquino was definitely all glammed up at the press conference for her Star Cinema film 'I Love You Hater' last June 18. The film has Aquino starring with millennial actors Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto. It was there in the press conference that Aquino revealed the cost of her outfit and her trimmer waist, an act that may just rival Princess Diana's revenge dress at the Serpentine Gallery summer party in 1994. If there's anything Aquino perhaps has mastered, it's leaving an impre...Keep on reading: Kris Aquino’s promise to Teddyboy Locsin: ‘No more Mayor’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Throw volunteering into your travel and Instagramming mix

Today’s Filipino young professionals love to travel. Department of Tourism numbers show they — with the income and modern-day opportunities to travel — make up a big slice of the domestic tourist market. And for yuppies, traveling is almost synonymous with a chance to fill up their Instagram pages with “IG-worthy” shots, whether it be a sunset, breakfast, or a salagubang (beetle) hanging from a lens cap. The post Throw volunteering into your travel and Instagramming mix appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Anne Curtis stars in thriller film Aurora

After her top-grossing reunion movie 'Sid & Aya: Not A Love Story' with former 'T.G.I.S.' co-star Dingdong Dantes, Princess of All Media Anne Curtis embarks on another must-.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Samantha Lopez returns to the big screen with ‘Because I Love You’

Original "Eat Bulaga" babe Samantha Lopez, formerly known as Gracia, comes back to the big screen via the movie "Because I Love You." Directed by Joel Lamangan, the movie also features Shaira Diaz, David Licauco, Martin del Rosario, Michelle Marquez Dee, Monsour Del Rosario, Bernadette Allyson, and Jao Mapa among others. Lopez rose to fame in the mid '90s when she became a dancer in long-running noontime show "Eat Bulaga." She appeared in movies such as "Ang Tipo Kong Lalaki (Maginoo pero medyo...) in 1995; "Tong-its" in 1996; "Wanted Perfect Mother" in 1996; "Ang Misis Kong Hudlum" in 1996, and "Isang Tanong Isang Sagot in 1997, among others. In 2002, she left the countr...Keep on reading: Samantha Lopez returns to the big screen with ‘Because I Love You’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

Anne Curtis stars in thriller film ‘Aurora’

After her top-grossing reunion movie "Sid & Aya: Not A Love Story" with former "T.G.I.S." co-star Dingdong Dantes, Princess of All Media Anne Curtis embarks on another must-see project, the thriller film "Aurora." Shot in breathtaking Batanes, the film is directed by Yam Laranas, best known for his 2011 work "The Road," starring Alden Richards. Meanwhile, 2018 is shaping up to be a banner year for Curtis as she is set to make three big releases this year. Her current film "Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story" has swept the box-office with staggering gross sales of P160 million. Then, her first-ever action film "Buy Bust," will open locally on August 1. Her third film t...Keep on reading: Anne Curtis stars in thriller film ‘Aurora’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

John Prats does a throwback to his “Ang TV” days

John Prats reminisced about his days as part of the "Ang TV" cast. Prats gave a throwback to his time as part of the children's cast for the afternoon gag-show Ang TV on an Instagram post on June 18. His caption featured the show's popular catchphrase, "4:30 na! Ang TV na!!!!!!" Fans who saw the post felt nostalgic about the now-defunct show. Instagram user iamvirgosign_08 noted how only "Batang 90s," or kids who grew up in the 90s, would be able to relate to the catchphrase as it's only they who could laugh at the jokes. Meanwhile, Prats surprised sister Camille with a cake for her birthday today. "Happy birthday lil sister! I love you soooo much," he wrote on the c...Keep on reading: John Prats does a throwback to his “Ang TV” days.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Patriotic chic

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail inq.tobeyou@gmail.com At a time when Filipinos are proudly expressing their sense of nationalism, Glyn Magtibay has her own unique way of showing her love of country. Her five-piece collection, dubbed "Pearl of the Orient," depicts the Philippines' varied culture and traditions through her choices of materials and intricate details. It also reflects her aesthetic. She leans toward the artsy and romantic, and likes to enhance her pieces with beadwork, colors, embroidery and appliqus. In a show of support, her friends helped her put together one of the pieces, a task that took a week to complete. After finishing h...Keep on reading: Patriotic chic.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

A BLISSFUL FOREVER

Page Maker: Zedrick Señeres THEIR love story unfolded in Singapore when the charming Ilongga Princess Carollyn Anne Sazon was working as a full-time nurse and the debonair Spain-based lawyer Francisco Javier Colomer met. “We started dating in September 2015 and I went home to Iloilo while he went back to Spain. His distance, there and […] The post A BLISSFUL FOREVER appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

In Focus: 6 Things Every ARMY Does To Show Their Love For BTS

Happy 5th anniversary to our boys!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Playoff disappointments make Cup parade sweeter for Capitals

By Stephen Whyno, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine early playoff exits paved the way for the Capitals' unexpected Stanley Cup run and made the trip down Constitution Avenue all the more satisfying to the NHL champions and their fans. Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom rode the final bus down the mile-long parade route, lifting the Cup to roaring cheers and waving to seas of red in the crowd. Five days after capturing the franchise's first title and the first of any kind by a Washington team in the major four professional sports since 1992, this was their day to soak in winning following so much disappointment. "Because we waited so long, I think it feels even better," Backstrom said. Hundreds of thousands of fans lined Constitution and filled the National Mall on Tuesday to celebrate a long journey fulfilled. One fan held up a sign reading, "Worth the Wait," but before the end of the rally, T.J. Oshie already had the crowd thinking about next season. "There's been a lot of chants," Oshie said. "There's been, "Let's Go Caps," there's been, "We Want the Cup." We've heard in the streets, "We've got the Cup." We've got a new one for you today — "Back-to-back." The serious work of getting geared up for the 2018-19 season begins in the coming days and weeks with decisions on coach Barry Trotz, defenseman John Carlson and other free agents. But for players such as Ovechkin and Backstrom who have been through eliminations at the hands of the Penguins, Rangers, Lightning, Canadiens and Flyers dating to 2008, the partying leading up to the parade isn't close to ending. "It just started," Backstrom said. Much like the Capitals did over the weekend by taking the Cup to local bars and restaurants, the parade was a chance to celebrate with a fan base that had to endure 42 seasons without a Cup. Fans congregated on the National Mall hours before the parade began, filled the steps of the National Archives and lined up 20 deep in some areas to catch a glimpse of players riding more than three dozen buses from 23rd Street to 7th. "Look at this — look at the people that's here" Ovechkin said. "We thought it was going to be crazy, but it's basically nuts. You guys are killing it." Ovechkin, Backstrom, veteran Brooks Orpik, owner Ted Leonsis and team president Dick Patrick took up the most prominent place in the parade on the last bus with the Stanley Cup. Chants of "Ovi! Ovi!" alternated with pleas of "Raise the Cup!" which Ovechkin, Backstrom and Orpik did off and on while sipping from beer bottles. Trotz threw beads from his double-decker bus, but the pending free agent coach saved potentially his most meaningful impact of the day for his speech at the rally. "I know our years of adversity has sort of came to an end," Trotz said. "We did this together and it feels so special. Love this, love the community. We're going to do it again." There's no certainty about Trotz unless he signs a new contract, but the Capitals should have much of their core intact as they try to complete the difficult task of repeating. Before rival Pittsburgh went back-to-back in 2016 and 2017, no team had done it since Detroit in 1997 and 1998. Of course, that didn't stop players from bringing it up to the delight of the crowd that stretched down the Mall almost to the Washington Monument. "I couldn't see the end of people from the stage," winger Tom Wilson said. "It's unbelievable to give back the least we could and just celebrate with them." Beyond the scripted — two high school marching bands, an F-16 flyover, Budweiser Clydesdales and past greats such as Olie Kolzig and Peter Bondra — backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer sprinted around with the D.C. flag, Oshie chugged a beer through his jersey and Ovechkin and fellow Russian Evgeny Kuznetsov dropped F-bombs on stage. Trotz invoked Martin Luther King Jr. by saying, "We had a dream, and we did it." Leonsis quoted John F. Kennedy's "Ask Not" speech. Wilson brought it back to the title by shouting, "Everybody says what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but we brought the Cup home!" By the end of the sun-soaked rally, Capitals players swayed together and sang Queen's "We Are the Champions," a song they've been belting out renditions of with varying sobriety over the past few days. "It's been a long time since we had a championship here in this city," Backstrom said. "To be able to after all these years to bring it, it's great. It's a sports city. There's not another city that deserves a championship more than D.C.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Boxing: Jeff Horn wants Terence Crawford rematch in Australia

After getting stopped in the ninth round by Terence Crawford in their WBO Welterweight World Championship bout, former titleholder Jeff Horn wants a rematch in his home country of Australia.  Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, former junior featherweight ruler Crawford made his welterweight debut and dominated Horn en route to a ninth round TKO to capture the WBO title. The win was Crawford's 33rd in as many fights and it made him a three division world champion.  For Horn, it was his first loss in 20 professional bouts.  After all the dust has settled, the Australian former champion wants another crack at 'Bud'. During the post-fight presser, Horn expressed his desire for a rematch, and given that he's a former champion, he believes he deserves one.  "I definitely think I can win a rematch if we have a rematch, and surely I should be allowed one, because I was the champion.” Horn said.  Horn's camp echoed the 30-year old Brisbane native's sentiments, saying that they would like to have a rematch Down Under.  "I would dearly, dearly love for Jeff Horn to fight Terence Crawford in Australia, and if we get that opportunity, I’m very confident we can turn the tables." said Glenn Rushton, Horn's trainer and manager, via BoxingScene.com's Keith Idec.  Horn's first nineteen bouts were held in Australia, where he amassed a 18-0-1 record, including a WBO title clinching win over Filipino eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and a title defense against Gary Corcoran. Speaking of Horn's breakout fight against Pacquiao, promoter Dean Lonergan believes that if a Pacquiao-Horn bout proved to be successful in terms of crowd turnout in Australia, the same could be said for a possible Crawford-Horn rematch.  “Put it this way, if we can put on a Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn fight, we can put on a Terence Crawford-Jeff Horn fight down in Australia." said Lonergan.  “With the amount of branding we’ve built around Terence Crawford and Jeff Horn, I think it would be very easy to put a rematch together." he added.  According to the New Zealand-based promoter, Crawford is interested in fighting in front of an Aussie crowd, as long as the money was enticing enough.  How would Jeff Horn fare in a rematch in Australia? .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Maghihintay lang ako dito [for Marck] -- Kianna Dy

We've heard Marck Espejo's side of the question. Now it's Kianna Dy's turn. It's never easy once a couple goes into a long-distance relationship. May it be due to work, travel, immigration, or any other cause, not being physically there for your special someone will take a lot of courage, determination, and of course, love. The UAAP Season 78 women's volleyball Finals MVP said that she is willing to wait for the five-time UAAP MVP as he makes history by joining Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler, one of the teams of the V1 League, Japan's premier volleyball circuit. "Napag-usapan naman na," Espejo then said about the couple's talk about the move. "Syempre supportive naman siya and alam niya naman na ito talaga yung gusto ko. And alam ko naman na pupuntahan niya ako dun," he added. While we won't be seeing Espejo until a good chunk of 2019 had passed, Dy, who was in the DLSU Lady Spikers' meet-and-greet at the Henry Sy Sr. Hall of the DLSU Taft Campus last Saturday, she said a special message that brought kilig for you and me. "I'm super proud of him, because I think it's the first time that a Filipino is going to play [in the Japanese league], and is considered to be an import. Super proud of him. He's making his mark internationally, so I'll support him and maghihintay lang ako dito," KKD said with a big smile on her face. KKD on Marck Espejo's Japan stint: "I'm super proud." Also: "Maghihintay lang ako dito."@abscbnsports — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) June 9, 2018 Leaving Taft as a three-time champion, Dy also left a message for the incoming and aspiring Lady Spikers, who eventually will be part of the hunt in pursuing the team's 12th title. "Mag-tiyaga lang kayo and you know that it won't be easy. But you have to work hard. Patience lang. Patience sa teammates, patience kay Coach. Makuha nyo rin ang championship." Dy, who came in late due to graduation practice also thanked the hundreds of supporters, who braved the unpleasant weather and came to the campus to show support for their beloved team. KKD gets greeted by rousing greeting from fans who braved terrible weather. Kianna came in late from grad practice. @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/bWOz4mCHry — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) June 9, 2018 "Sobrang thankful ako kasi pumunta sila [sa Grand Fans' day'] ang sama pa naman ng weather. Ang lakas ng hangin, ang lakas ng ulan, so nag-effort pa talaga noong pumunta sila dito."   __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

5 patriotic monuments of the Philippines

This June 12 Philippine Independence Day is the perfect time for Filipinos across the world to show their patriotism and love for their mother country. Throughout the years, statues and monuments have been erected to honor heroic actions and events throughout the archipelago's history. Here are a few you may want to check out:   Rizal Monument Filipinos across the country know of the great sacrifices Dr. Jose P. Rizal made advance the cause of Filipino liberation from the iron grip of the Spanish colonizers. With his status as the catalyst for the archipelago's freedom, the Rizal Monument, a great statue of this amazing man, was built in Luneta Park.   Sigaw ...Keep on reading: 5 patriotic monuments of the Philippines.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Celebs talk about the singer-performers they wish to emulate

There's a lot of singing and loving in GMA 7's rom-com series "My Guitar Princess." We asked its cast what songs they listen to and talk about the performers they wish to emulate. And if they're given a chance to meet their singing idols and ask them one question, what would it be? Their answers: JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE I listen to a lot of songs and musical genres, but I enjoy listening to Sabrina Claudio because I find her voice soothing and sexy. I also love listening to Beyonc because of her powerful voice and striking stage presence. She's just a great performer who also dances so well. If I get to meet her, I'd ask her, "How to be you? How do you do it? Teach me your ways,...Keep on reading: Celebs talk about the singer-performers they wish to emulate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Talk about political football: No Eagles at the White House

By Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking on the NFL and football's Super Bowl champs, President Donald Trump gave the boot to a White House ceremony for the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday and instead threw his own brief "Celebration of America" after it became clear most players weren't going to show up. Both sides traded hot accusations about who was to blame. Trump tried to turn the fracas into a referendum on patriotism and tie it to the dispute over players who have taken a knee during the national anthem to protest racism and police brutality. However, Eagles players never knelt during the "Star-Spangled Banner," throughout the 2017 season and their march to the Super Bowl. The White House accused Eagles team members of pulling a "political stunt" and abandoning their fans by backing out at the last minute. Indeed, few apparently were going to come, though some expressed disappointment that they'd been disinvited and complained Trump was unfairly painting them as anti-American. Through it all, Trump appeared to revel in fanning the flames of a culture war that he believes revs up his political base. Trump had long been leery of the Eagles' planned visit to the White House, in part because the team's owner, Jeffrey Lurie, has been a Trump critic, and because several players have been vocal critics of the league's new policy that requires players to stand if they're on the field during the national anthem or else stay in the locker room. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the team notified the White House last Thursday that 81 people, including players, coaches, managers and others would be attending the Super Bowl celebration. But she said the team got back in touch late Friday and tried to reschedule, "citing the fact that many players would not be in attendance." The Eagles proposed a time when Trump would be overseas. Eagles officials declined comment on the White House version of events, sticking with a simple earlier statement: "We are truly grateful for all of the support we have received and we are looking forward to continuing our preparations for the 2018 season." No one connected with the team said the players' reluctance to attend had anything to do with the national anthem, as Trump tried to portray the situation. And comments by star players in the current pro basketball finals indicated it's not about football. "I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway. So it won't be Golden State or Cleveland going," said LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers. There was no disagreement from Stephen Curry, who angered Trump last year when he said he wouldn't go to the White House after the Warriors' NBA triumph, leading the president to disinvite him and his team. Trump, furious about the small number of Eagles who were coming, scrapped Tuesday's visit, believing a low turnout would reflect poorly upon him. He had told aides last year he was embarrassed when Tom Brady, star quarterback of that season's champion New England Patriots, opted to skip a White House visit. Instead, the president held what he dubbed a "patriotic celebration" that was short and spare. A military band and chorus delivered the Star-Spangled Banner and God Bless America, with brief Trump remarks sandwiched in between. "We love our country, we respect our flag and we always proudly stand for the national anthem," Trump said. The White House crowd of roughly 1,000, mostly dressed in business suits, was light on Pennsylvanians and heavy on administration and GOP Party officials. Several in attendance blamed the players, not the president, for torpedoing the Eagles event. John Killion, a lifelong Eagles fan who now lives in Florida and traveled to Washington to see his team, said he was "devastated and infuriated" by a breakdown he blamed on the Eagles owners. "I waited my whole life for the Eagles to win the Super Bowl and they were going to be congratulated at the White House. And I don't really care who you like or dislike, it shouldn't be about that," he said. Bill Fey, a Republican state committeeman from southern New Jersey and an Eagles fan, called the decision "a black eye as far as I'm concerned with the NFL. I think that everyone should come to the White House. This is the peoples' house." Still, he said, "I think the Eagles did what they thought was necessary. I don't blame anyone." Trump's own patriotic event was not without its controversy. Following the playing of the anthem, a heckler shouted from the audience: "Stop hiding behind the armed services and the national anthem!" prompting boos. A Swedish reporter posted video of a man kneeling as the anthem was played. In a statement Monday, Trump placed the blame on Eagles players he said "disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country." Besides the fact that none of the Eagles had taken a knee during the anthem in 2017, defensive end Chris Long said the NFL anthem policy change and Trump's reaction to it were not even discussed by the players in meetings about making the visit. Those deciding to stay away had various reasons beyond Trump's opposition to the protests, including more general feelings of hostility toward the president, one official said. Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, who had planned to skip the ceremony "to avoid being used as any kind of pawn," said in a statement that at the White House a "decision was made to lie, and paint the picture that these players are anti-America, anti-flag and anti-military." Trump has long railed against the protests that began in 2016 when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began silently kneeling on the sidelines during the anthem to raise awareness around racism and, specifically, the killing of black men by police. At a rally last September, Trump suggested NFL owners fire "son of a bitch" players who "disrespect" the flag by kneeling. As for politics, Trump believes the anthem controversy is a winning issue for him and was pleased that last month's announcement of the league's new policy returned it to the news, according to people familiar with the president's thinking but not authorized to discuss private conversations. Even so, Trump made clear Tuesday he doesn't believe the policy goes far enough, tweeting: "Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!" The president told one confidant Monday that he aims to revive the issue in the months leading up to the midterm elections, believing its return to the headlines will help Republicans win votes. Trump's attempt to drive a wedge between the team and its fervent fan base could have political consequences in Pennsylvania, which Trump won by just 44,000 votes in 2016. The politics are already playing out in the state's Senate race, where Republican Rep. Lou Barletta is challenging Democratic incumbent Bob Casey. Barletta attended the White House ceremony sans Eagles, "representing the proud Pennsylvanians who stand for our flag." Casey tweeted he would be "skipping this political stunt at the White House" and invited the Eagles on a tour of the Capitol instead. ___ Lemire reported from New York. Associated Press writers Darlene Superville and Catherine Lucey in Washington, Errin Haines Whack in Philadelphia and Associated Press Pro Football writer Rob Maaddi contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018