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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: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJun 13th, 2018

PBA: June Mar apologetic after rare technical foul

For the first time in what seemed like forever, June Mar Fajardo was called for a technical foul. In the second quarter of Game 2 against Alaska in the Commissioner's Cup semifinals, June Mar spiked the ball to the floor after a made basket. That netted him an automatic technical. June Mar is very sorry about the violation. "Oo nga. Sorry, sorry. Nanggigil ako. Sorry," Fajardo said when asked about it after the game. "Di ko alam, parang nanggigil lang ako. Kasi gusto rin namin manalo tapos down kami. Pero okay na yun. Sorry," he added. The Beermen ended up beating the Aces for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-5 though and San Miguel now has its eyes set on a sweep. He scored 21 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the victory. But June Mar is still wary, saying that Alaska is still a tough out. "For sure di ganun kadali yun next game kasi kailangan nila manalo eh," he said. "Ganun din kami, kailangan namin tapusin sa next game para makapagpahinga kami," June Mar added.     --- Follow this writter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Deschamps joins Zagallo, Beckenbauer as champ player, coach

By Ronald Blum, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Didier Deschamps walked into the interview room in the bowels of Luzhniki Stadium and prepared to answer questions for the first time as coach of a World Cup champion. A noise to his right caused him to turn, and his players rushed in. A bare-chested Benjamin Mendy jumped onto the table in front of Deschamps, and Florian Thauvin leaped up, too. Olivier Giroud and probably a dozen more giddy buddies sprayed their boss with bubbly, beer, cola and water. "This is third time I got changed, and I still smell just as bad," Deschamps said through a translator. He lifted the trophy as his nation's captain following the first title at Stade de France in 1998, and now he watched Hugo Lloris raise it in a Russian downpour following Sunday's 4-2 win over Croatia. The 49-year-old joined Brazil's Mario Zagallo (1958-62 as a player, 1970 as a manager) and West Germany's Franz Beckenbauer (1974, 1990) as the only men to play and coach a world champion. "Well, I don't really like to talk about myself, but I'm going to be forced to do so a little bit, of course," Deschamps said. "I had the immense pleasure and immense privilege to live through this as a player 20 years ago, and it was in France, so of course it will be marked in my memory forever. But what the players did today is just as beautiful, is just as strong." His players had to be brawny. They lifted Deschamps after the match and flung him into the air, over and over. "They've always been a little bit mad, my players," he said. Deschamps was a defensive midfielder for Nantes, Marseille, Bordeaux, Juventus, Chelsea and Valencia from 1985-2001, winning the Champions League with Juve in 1996 and the 2000 European Championship with France in addition to the World Cup. He coached Monaco, Juventus and Marseille before taking over France in 2012. His national team coaching career included a quarterfinal loss to eventual champion Germany at the 2014 World Cup and a 1-0 defeat to underdog Portugal in the Euro 2016 final. It seemed like film noir — he said there's an upcoming documentary coming out. "Two years ago, it was so, so painful to get past this opportunity of being European champions," Deschamps recalled. "But maybe if we had been European champions, then we would not have been world champions today. I did learn a lot myself through this final." Now the story arc includes happiness. He posed for photos on the field with wife Claude and Dylan, cradled one of the hardest trophies to win in sports. He hugged son Dylan as the 22-year-old waved a French tricolor. "When we were world champions, he was too young to understand," Deschamps said. "And today there are young people who are maybe 15, 16 years old, and they've lived through that. They had this happiness, to be able to live this event with us — of course maybe to be crazy and a little bit mad." Based on the losing experience of 2016, he revamped the team's routine ahead of the final. Player relaxation was at the forefront. And it worked. "They had to get that star, that shining star," Deschamps said, referring to the symbol that goes above a national team's crest to indicate a World Cup won. "I'm proud for them, and I'm also proud of myself — with all the humility, of course.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Vive la France! And a lot of other nations, too

By Ronald Blum, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Antoine Griezmann's father emigrated from Germany, and the France forward's mother is of Portuguese decent. Paul Pogba's parents arrived from Guinea. Kylian Mbappe's dad is from Cameroon, his mom Algerian. Immigrants, sons of immigrants and grandsons of immigrants bonded together with scions of families that have been French for generations, all for the rouge, blanc et bleu. And for only the second time, France is the World Cup champion. About two-thirds of Les Bleus' roster included players with immigrant backgrounds, a mini-United Nations of soccer talent. "That is the France that we love," Griezmann said through a translator after Sunday's 4-2 victory over Croatia ended the most exciting World Cup final in decades. "It's beautiful to see it." Griezmann's free kick was headed in by Mario Manduzkic for the opening own-goal in the 18th minute, and then he converted a penalty kick for a 2-1 lead in the 38th after video review spotted a handball by Ivan Perisic. Mbappe's speed led to the third goal in the 59th . He added a goal of his own in the 65th , at 19 becoming the second-youngest scorer in a World Cup final behind 17-year-old Pele in 1958. Vive la diversite! A day after Bastille Day, the party was on. "The diversity of the squad is in the image of this beautiful country that is France," midfielder Blaise Matuidi, whose parents are from Angola and Congo, said through a translator ahead of the match. France won on a humid night in Russia, with thunderclaps during play and a downpour during the trophy presentation. Quite different from that indelible summer evening at Stade de France in 1998, when fans in the arena and throughout Paris sang "La Marseillaise" until dawn and young teenagers drove cars while their intoxicated parents sat in passenger seats. People called that team "Black, Blanc, Beur," noting how white, black and North African players came together. Zinedine Zidane, a son of Algerians, headed in a pair of first-half corner kicks against heavily favored Brazil. Patrick Vieira, born in Senegal, fed Normand-born Emmanuel Petit for the third in the 3-0 win. This year's team was perhaps even more diverse. Defender Samuel Umtiti was born in Cameroon and backup goalkeeper Steve Mandanda in Zaire. Others descended from Algeria, Mali, Mauritania, Mococco and Senegal, plus Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain. "There may be players who come from different origins, but we do have the same state of mind," Griezmann said. "We all play for the same jersey, the cockerel. For our country, we give everything we have. As soon as you wear the jersey, we do everything for each other." He scored the go-ahead goal after the first video review-created penalty kick in a World Cup final. During a delay of about four minutes that might have unnerved less-composed players. Griezmann told himself to pretend it was a league match. "Carry on and do the same thing as I normally do," he remembered thinking. At 27, he in his prime but in the penumbra of Spanish soccer at Atletico Madrid, toiling in a league that Barcelona and Real Madrid dominate. He led the 2016 European Championship with six goals and tied for second with four at the World Cup, three on penalty kicks, earning the Bronze Ball as third-best player behind Croatia midfielder Luka Modric and Belgium forward Eden Hazard. Griezmann kissed the trophy, knowing his generation will be revered in the same way Zidane, Petit, Thierry Henry, Lilian Thuram and Fabien Barthez remain renowned from Calais to Cannes. "From tonight on, I'm sorry for them, but they are going to be different," coach Didier Deschamps said. "Those 23 players will be linked forever, forever. Whatever happens — they might follow different paths, but they will be marked forever and they will be together thanks to this event." Griezmann, man of the match in a World Cup final, will be on posters throughout the republic, asked for endorsements, a mainstay of commercials. He will asked for autographs for the rest of his life. "I'm going to be in the history of French football with my team," Griezmann said. "We don't quite realize it yet. Our children will very proud to have our names.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

HABAGATNONG HINAGAWHAW: Gamay Lang nga Reminder

Ayaw kahubog ayaw intawon kahubog sa imong power kay you have to remember walâ bayay forever Bisan unsa pa ikaw ka-powerful na bisan unsa pa you’re just a mortal, my dear for you walay forever So please remember may adlaw pagpaningil always remember  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

KDinMNL: More relaxed Durant puts on memorable show for Pinoy fans

For the first time in seven years, Kevin Durant is back in Manila. And just like the first time, he loves it here. The now two-time NBA champion and Finals MVP made his first Philippine trip for Nike this weekend to promote his new signature shoe, the KD 11. Durant described his latest Asian tour, which had its Manila stop Sunday, as more or less like a "movie." "It’s been a rollercoaster, so many different emotions that go to this journey. I learned so much from the game of basketball that I try to apply on my personal life, experiences and traveling with Nike over my career," Durant said. "I’ve been to so many cool places. I’m just grateful man, thankful that I got the opportunity to do so much with the game of basketball and change my life forever," he added. In his Manila stop, Durant met fans at the flagship Nike store and played an exhibition game with local collegiate stars at the Big Dome. #KDinMNL dunk compilation | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/bAUVwDM8kW — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) July 8, 2018 With these kind of trips, Durant says he can focus on himself rather than the grind of the NBA season. But as he comes off a second straight title with the Warriors, KD is more relaxed, saying he can enjoy his summers more. "I’ve just been moving around. I think my vacation is just mentally releasing, getting away from the game," he said. "Now that our season’s over, I can focus more on me. It’s even better when you can end it with being [on] the best team in the world. It’s pretty cool going into the summer being that," Durant added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

KDinMNL: Matt Nieto 'steals' Durant s cap in exhibition game

Matt Nieto had one mission in the Kevin Durant 2018 Manila Tour at the Big Dome Sunday and that was to go after KD's cap. After a lucky turn of events, Nieto succeeded. The Ateneo star got Durant's cap after the now two-time NBA champion and Finals MVP went after a dunk during the Hypercourt challenge in which he started and played with gusto. Durant's white Nike cap fell off from his head after the slam and Nieto, who was standing behind the NBA star, quickly picked it up and put it on his head. Matt Nieto with the "steal" #KDinMNL | @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/9F3FvtuXDj — Paul Kennedy Lintag (@paullintag8) July 8, 2018 A few plays later, Nieto approached Durant for confirmation. Matt asked Kevin if he wanted to have his cap back. Durant said no and Nieto has a souvenir to keep forever. "Nakita ko kasi nahulog eh," Nieto said on his majestic "steal." "Actually yung cap talaga, start pa lang ng event sabi ko sana makuha ko yun cap kasi soot niya habang naglalaro eh. Sobrang timing, first instinct ko talaga kunin tapos tumakbo na ako," he added. Nieto said he just wanted to make sure that's why he went to Durant. Fortunately, Kevin was cool. "Nahiya naman ako kasi baka gusto niya ulit. Pero pagka-approach ko sabi ko, "Do you want to have it back? Sorry if I got it,' sabi naman niya just keep it," Nieto said. "Dun talaga ako natuwa kasi minsan lang eh," he added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

139 ‘workers’ bound for Micronesia held

SOME 139 victims of human trafficking and illegal recruitment were rescued on board a passenger ship reportedly bound for Micronesia at the port in Bataan on Tuesday. The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) raiding team said the undocumented travelers were on board Filipino-owned ship Forever Lucky with 41 crew.… link: 139 ‘workers’ bound for Micronesia held.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Pangilinan to step down if PLDT regains footing

PLDT, Inc. Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan will only step down once the telco giant achieves financial sustainability. “I will not be here forever,” he told reporters following the company’s stockholders’ meeting earlier this month. “I do hope that when we reach that point where the numbers continue to look good, and if myself sense that [...] The post Pangilinan to step down if PLDT regains footing appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Proudly ‘tito,’ Direk Joey has found the fountain of youth

You read it right. Filmmaker Jose Javier Reyes has stumbled on a personal fountain of youth. Direk Joey, who also teaches Digital Film at the School of Design and Arts, De La Salle College of St. Benilde, swears that being surrounded by his bright and beaming actors and students keeps him forever young. "It's better than Botox and Thermage," he exclaims. After all, it can be a mighty challenge, trying to catch up with Tinseltown's up and coming stars---particularly, his latest film "Walwal's" "young and restless" ensemble, led by Elmo Magalona, Kiko Estrada, Jerome Ponce and Donny Pangilinan. "I was a ninong (principal sponsor) at the wedding of Maricel Laxa and Anthony P...Keep on reading: Proudly ‘tito,’ Direk Joey has found the fountain of youth.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

Manila inches closer to reviving its glory days

IN 2013, Joseph Ejercito Estrada was enjoying his blissful retirement from politics and public service and was content in relaxing tasks of caring for his children and grandchildren, aside from wri Source link link: Manila inches closer to reviving its glory days.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Manila inches closer to reviving its glory days

IN 2013, Joseph Ejercito Estrada was enjoying his blissful retirement from politics and public service and was content in relaxing tasks of caring for his children and grandchildren, aside from wri.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Pangarap ni Susan na kumanta’t sumayaw, natupad sa TVC

FOREVER na yatang brand ambassador ng RiteMed si Susan Roces dahil simula noong 2011 hanggang ngayon, siya pa rin ang pinagkakatiwalaang maging mukha ng unibranded line ng gamot. Noong isang araw, sabay ng renewal ng kontrata ni Susan ang thanksgiving lunch bilang pasasalamat sa kanya dahil hindi lang nakilala ang….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Selective justice not forever

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has been vehement about her denial of allegations of selective justice, but decisions that the Ombudsman had issued betray her subscription to it. The Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) case has been particularly indicting for Morales even after she included former President Noynoy Aquino among those charged. Earlier, she merely let Noynoy […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

SCHOOL THROWBACK 6: Irreplaceable

, not even a fight. High school best friends are forever. I think this is true. We may not have retained our communication, but I still consider them as my best friends. They are the best friends,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

‘No loser’ in Eustaquio-Morales ONE rematch

MACAU---It's safe to say that the fighting careers of Geje Eustaquio and Adriano Moraes will forever be intertwined. The two were the first fighters to duke it out for the inaugural ONE Championship World flyweight title wherein Moraes took the belt in 2014. And after four years, the two will face each other once more in a rematch for the undisputed belt. Eustaquio, who became the interim champion after defeating Kairat Akhmetov for the strap in January of 2018, said the rematch would be the culmination of four years of progress between him and Moraes. "Adriano, it's been four years since the last time we fought and this will show the development of how we grew up," said ...Keep on reading: ‘No loser’ in Eustaquio-Morales ONE rematch.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

& apos;Norwegia& apos; forever? Palace blames & apos;typo& apos; - Inquirer.net

'Norwegia' forever? Palace blames 'typo' - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Rosanna Roces should pay P3.1-M in damages to Forever Flawless - CA

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Rosanna Roces will have to pay P3.1 million in damages to Forever Flawless Face and Body Center, after the Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed an earlier decision made by a Regional Trial Court.  In a 14-page decision, the CA's 11th division said Roces, whose real name is Jennifer Molina, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

PH still gunning for rice self-sufficiency despite Duterte remarks

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque clarified that the Philippines is still working towards 100% rice self-sufficiency despite President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks the previous day. "We will forever aim to be rice-sufficient. All administrations want to be rice-sufficient," said Roque on Thursday, June 14, during ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Warriors made 'tongue-in-cheek' offer for Kobe to un-retire

Kobe Bryant disclosed that Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers told him that there was a spot for The Black Mamba in The Bay if ever he considered un-retiring. Bryant made the revelation on The HoopsHype Podcast with Alex Kennedy, but said that the offer was "tongue-in-cheek" because of his long relationship with Myers. Kennedy had asked him if any teams had tried to lure him out of retirement, ala the 07-08 Boston Celtics making an offer to Reggie Miller, to which Bryant said: "I've known Bob Myers, the general manager of the Warriors, forever. Like, I remember the day he was going to go take his bar exam! We used to hang out together all the time. At my last All-Star Game, we had a chance to catch up. We were staying in the same hotel and I had a chance to tell him congratulations on everything. Then, he said, 'Hey listen, if there’s any chance you want to change your mind and come back and play another year, you can always come over here [to Golden State].' But it’s all tongue-in-cheek, man." Prior to being hired by the Warriors, Myers had worked as a sports agent with multiple NBA clients. Bryant retired following the 2015-16 NBA season, finishing with career averages of 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 1.4 steals. The thought of Bryant coming off the bench for the ball movement-heavy Warriors may be a little odd, but Warriors mentor Steve Kerr's offense has elements of the triangle offense that the Lakers used to run under Coach Phil Jackson.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

LOOK: Jia Morado’s boyfriend just dropped the ultimate wedding 'hugot

Jia Morado’s boyfriend, Miguel De Guzman just set fans of their tandem into a frenzy after dropping a slick caption to go along with their regal portrait during his grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary.    At the 50th wedding anniversary of my grandparents. Naunahan kami sa pagpapatunay na may forever! 😅 di bale, gagayahin nalang namin! A post shared by Miguel de Guzman (@amigueldeguzman) on Jun 8, 2018 at 8:18am PDT   Oh, he went there. The caption that sparked the now-viral Instagram post (Over 16,000 likes and counting!) stirred fans into offering up emoji-filled comments of approval.  Fifty years is an awful long time to reach for but the “JiaGuel” couple appears to already be off to a good start. Miguel can be seen in nearly every Creamline game to support the Cool Smashers and its star setter Jia. Aside from being a couple, however, they’re also looking towards a brighter future together as they already co-own a couple of businesses. #RelationshipGoals indeed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018