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A slice of summer in Bohol

There are so many sights to see in the world to satiate one’s wanderlust but nothing beats summer in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 16th, 2018

Tropical holiday

Summer is all about intensity—from bright tropical colors to bold floral and Hawaiian prints—and there are lots of options to wear it. But with so much going on, how do you exercise restraint so you can keep up with this trend and get that slice of tropical island life without being kitsch? Here are a [...] The post Tropical holiday appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Towns, Timberwolves return home in big hole against Rockets

By Dave Campbell, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first taste of the NBA playoffs for Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns has been rather bitter, thanks to the three-point-happy Houston Rockets. The two-game totals tell a frustrating story for the 22-year-old: just 13 points, 5-for-18 shooting and a 2-0 deficit in the series against the Rockets. Towns has found himself the subject of pointed criticism from analysts, fans and even his own team. The switch-heavy Rockets have double-teamed Towns to a stifling effect, and the Timberwolves sure haven’t helped their seven-footer out by getting him the ball in favorable situations in the post. “They’re coming to double. He knows that. He has to face up, be strong with the ball, make quick moves,” point guard Jeff Teague said. “But we have to figure out how to get him running, get him some easy buckets.” The team’s struggles have taken a little luster off Minnesota’s first postseason home game in 14 years, but the fans who remember the Timberwolves reaching the Western Conference finals in 2004 will surely be eager to witness the playoffs in person no matter the daunting challenge in this first round. “This organization, all of our fans, they deserve this moment,” Towns said. And they want a win. The Timberwolves host the Rockets on Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) in Game 3. Earlier in the day, Miami takes on Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference and New Orleans hosts Portland, both in Game 4. Later, Utah visits Oklahoma City in Game 3. Towns tried his best to shrug off the bad vibes and stinging rebukes when speaking with reporters on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). “You dwell too much on the past, you forget that you’ve got to take care of the present,” Towns said. The chatter on TV and Twitter, he said, has escaped him. “I live my life very Amish-like,” Towns said. “Other than video games, I don’t think I have a reason for electronics. It’s a life that I’ve always loved.” ___ 76ERS AT HEAT 76ers lead 2-1. Game 4, 2:30 p.m. EDT (2:30am, PHL time) NEED TO KNOW: It’s simple: The team that has imposed its will is 3-0 in this series. Philadelphia took the pace where it wanted it in Games 1 and 3. Miami out-toughed the 76ers in Game 2. The Heat have to find a way to keep Philadelphia’s 3-point shooting in check; the 76ers made 18 shots from beyond the arc in Game 3. Joel Embiid is back from a concussion and a broken bone around his eye, and an already-confident Philadelphia bunch seems to have even more swagger now. KEEP AN EYE ON: 76ers guard Marco Belinelli. The 76ers are 25-6 when he plays and 14-1 when he scores at least 15 points. In this series, he’s 13-for-27 on shots from 20 feet and deeper, and many of those makes have been daggers for Miami. PRESSURE IS ON: Heat center Hassan Whiteside . Backups Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo have played a combined 145 minutes in this series, while Whiteside has played only 41, with 11 points, nine fouls, seven turnovers and three field goals in the three games. There’s no room for error now for Miami, so either Whiteside will figure it out fast in Game 4 or the Heat will get someone else into his spot. HISTORY LESSON: This is the fourth time in Dwyane Wade’s career that the Heat have trailed an Eastern Conference opponent 2-1. In the three previous Game 4s in that scenario, Miami has won all three with Wade averaging 26.7 points in those second-round games against Indiana (2004 and 2012) and Toronto (2016). ___ TRAIL BLAZERS AT PELICANS Pelicans lead 3-0. Game 4, 5 p.m. EDT (5am, PHL time) NEED TO KNOW: The sixth-seeded Pelicans are on the cusp of a surprising sweep of the third-seeded Blazers, and their margin of victory has grown in each game. They dominated Game 3, leading by as many as 20 points in the first half and 33 in the second. Veteran guard Rajon Rondo has masterfully run the offense, and the Pelicans have played unselfishly with a different scoring leader in each game: Anthony Davis with 35 in Game 1, Jrue Holiday with 33 in Game 2 and Nikola Mirotic with 30 in Game 3. KEEP AN EYE ON: Portland’s body language, intensity and aggressiveness. Guard Damian Lillard challenged the Blazers to ramp up those aspects of their game, stressing that the Pelicans were “a lot more aggressive than we were and we didn’t dish it back out. I think in the playoffs and in a situation like this, when a team is coming for you like that, you’ve got to maybe go out of your way to do it back, even if that means foul trouble or some altercations happen out there.” PRESSURE IS ON: Lillard. The Pelicans have sold out to stop the Portland star, who missed 9-of-14 shots in Game 3. “It’s either going to be a tough shot, or I’ve got to give the ball up,” Lillard said. “I’ve got to trust making the right play, and when it comes time I’ve got to take my chances and I’ve got to take those tough shots.” INJURY UPDATE: Blazers starting forward Evan Turner missed Game 3 because of a toe injury in Game 2. The team did not update his status on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). ___ ROCKETS AT TIMBERWOLVES Rockets lead 2-0. Game 3, 7:30 p.m. EDT (7:30am, PHL time) NEED TO KNOW: The Rockets cruised to a 20-point victory in Game 2 despite only 12 points on a staggering 2-for-18 shooting performance by James Harden. After squandering their chance to steal Game 1 on the road in a three-point loss, the Wolves are back home in a big hole against the team with the best record in the NBA. They’ll need a big boost from a home crowd celebrating the team’s return to the postseason to send the series back to Houston for a Game 5. KEEP AN EYE ON: Gerald Green. The 32-year-old journeyman, once acquired by the Wolves in the franchise-altering 2007 trade that sent Kevin Garnett to Boston, made five three-pointers in Game 2 for postseason career-high 21 points. PRESSURE IS ON: Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau. Though cornerstones Towns and Andrew Wiggins are getting their first taste of postseason, Thibodeau and veterans Jimmy Butler, Jamal Crawford, Taj Gibson and Teague he brought in last summer have plenty of playoff experience. The Wolves have been largely directionless on offense against the Rockets and their underrated defense. INJURY UPDATE: Rockets forward Ryan Anderson, who has sat out the first two games with a sprained ankle, is likely to play in Game 3. Forward Luc Mbah a Moute, who dislocated his shoulder in the second-to-last game of the regular season, said this week he wouldn’t rule out a return in this series. ___ THUNDER AT JAZZ Series tied 1-1. Game 3, 10 p.m. EDT (10:00am, PHL time) NEED TO KNOW: In the first two games, the higher-rebounding team has been the winning team, with Game 1 going to Oklahoma City and Utah taking Game 2. A critical part of this trend will be Thunder center Steven Adams and his presence on the floor. He played just 22 minutes in Game 2 before fouling out. The Thunder will have to do better against Utah center Rudy Gobert and forward Derrick Favors, who combined for 31 rebounds in Game 2. KEEP AN EYE ON: Russell Westbrook. He has taken a secondary role at times in this series, but that might change. With Oklahoma City’s inability to close in Game 2 after leading in the fourth quarter, Westbrook could look to be more of a scorer in Game 3. He’ll need more help from Carmelo Anthony, who has made just 11 of 31 field goals in the series. PRESSURE IS ON: George. The man who called himself “Playoff P” before the series began came out with 36 points and eight three-pointers in the opener. He followed that with a dud, just 18 points on 6-for-21 shooting. INTRIGUING MATCHUP: Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell vs. Thunder guard Corey Brewer. Mitchell used his speed to slice through the Thunder defense for 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter of Game 2 . He was essentially unstoppable once he decided to stop shooting three-pointers. The Thunder could be forced to put George on him more if Brewer struggles defensively again. ___ AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds in Miami and AP Sports Writers Cliff Brunt in Oklahoma City and Brett Martel in New Orleans contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

Watermelon time

Just in time for the onset of summer, watermelon fresh from a farm in Surallah, South Cotabato is sold at P20 per kilo or P10 per slice by this young vendor along the highway in Barangay Amas, Kidapawan City in North Cotabato on 10 April 2018. One large watermelon weighs approximately five kilos. Photo by […] The post Watermelon time appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Bohol dance group to perform at Maybank/Globe, Feb. 23

  Bohol Dance Project Company will mount the dance concert, "A Blue Evening," on Feb. 23, 7 p.m., at the Maybank Theater/ Globe Auditorium, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The concert is part of the Manila Fringe Festival 2018. The Bohol dance group is a contemporary dance ensemble developed through the collaboration between French choreographers and Bohol dance groups. Show is free of charge. The Bohol Dance Project Company is an initiative brought about by a series of dance workshops every summer since 2015 when French choreographers and dance teachers Guillaume Morgan and Nicola Ayoub conducted two-week-long trainings for local dancers and choreographers through...Keep on reading: Bohol dance group to perform at Maybank/Globe, Feb. 23.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

Antequera Duathlon 2018 Registration Until Feb 28

If Alicia had a trail run and an off-road bike race in two days, Antequera will do it in one: the Antequera Off-road Duathlon 2018. Now promoted as a viable sports tourism destination, Bohol is at it again this summer, with another grueling race showcasing Antequera’s trails and immersion into locals in a run-bike run […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Antequera Duathlon 2018 registration until Feb 28

  TAGBILARAN CITY, February 1 (PIA)–If Alicia had a trail run and an off-road bike race in two days, Antequera will do it in one: the Antequera Off-road Duathlon 2018. Now asserting as a viable sports tourism destination, Bohol is at it again this summer, with another grueling race showcasing Antequera’s trails and immersion into […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

Aris stages 10th anti-drug concert

By JUNE S. BLANCO REP. Erico Aristotle Aumentado (Bohol, 2nd District) will stage anew an anti-drug concert in Ubay town as one of its nightly entertainment in the rundown to the town fiesta. “Let’s eat, drink, have fun, enjoy music and be merry – all without drugs – this fiesta,” Aumentado exhorts the youth, the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated News1 hr. 36 min. ago

City college won t vie with private colleges - Mayor

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Jan. 10 (PIA)-The opening of the mulled Tagbilaran City College won't compete with the private tertiary educational institutions here, assured City Mayor John Geesnell Yap I.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News3 hr. 36 min. ago
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Filipino fast-food favorite Jollibee appears San Antonio bound

Filipino fast-food favorite Jollibee appears San Antonio bound mySA If you didn't realize your hamburger was missing a slice of pineapple, get ready for a lesson, San Antonio. Jollibee, the large.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

MAKAN A LA PINOY | Zucchini-mangga-letsugas ensalada

Ti zucchini (American) wenno courgette (British) wenno summer squash ket maysa a klase ti karabasa a mabalin a dumanon iti maysa a metro iti kaatiddogna no matangkenan. Ngem kadawyan a maburasen no naganus pay a kasla kadakkel ti pipino......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

9 injured as van hits tree in Bohol

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol --- Nine passengers were injured in a crash when the van they were riding skidded and hit a tree in Garcia Hernandez town in Bohol province on Sunday morning. Those hurt, including an Australian, were brought to hospitals in Jagna town and Tagbilaran City, according to PO3 Elvan Cadiz of the Garcia Hernandez Municipal Police Station. Kenneth Centorias, 23-year-old driver of the van-for-hire, was detained at the police station pending the filing of a complaint of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple physical injuries. The van was heading for Tagbilaran from Jagna town past 11 a.m. when it had an accident. When it reached the national highway in ...Keep on reading: 9 injured as van hits tree in Bohol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 20th, 2019

Manila Designers To Have In Your Wardrobe In 2019

Manila Designers To Have In Your Wardrobe In 2019 Forbes As you begin building a wardrobe for Spring/Summer 2019, here are Manila designers you have to know......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

You can fly from Vancouver to Manila, Philippines for $506 return | Daily Hive Vancouver

You can fly from Vancouver to Manila, Philippines for $506 return Daily Hive Is it too early to start planning your summer getaway to the Phillipines? The answer is no, not when the flight deals are.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

Bohol tourism on the rise with opening of modern airport

Bohol tourism on the rise with opening of modern airport.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

PAL unlocks an exciting trio of summer destinations in 2019 | The Manila Times Online

PAL unlocks an exciting trio of summer destinations in 2019 The Manila Times In its continued commitment to open more of the world to the Filipino and more of the Philippines the world, the proud fou.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

A feast of him

"Do you really like eating this? Gusto mo ba talaga 'yung lasa?" I asked while I dipped the sizzling beef slice into the cheese sauce. "Hmmm, sakto lang," he said. "I just go here because I like seeing you happy." It has been like this for eight years. Over that course, I often have the final say in everything -- what we would eat, what you would buy, where we would go, when we would meet. Almost all the whys and hows of our relationship are based on him waiting for me to decide on things. I sometimes give him answers but most of the time, I keep him guessing. And I never even heard him complain, not once, never. I have spent about one-third of my life with him yet my intere...Keep on reading: A feast of him.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

Tourism boom to entail expansion of new Bohol airport

The Aboitiz Group expects the need for further expansion on the new Bohol-Panglao International Airport as early as 2025 due to Bohol’s booming tourism industry......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

Lower Bohol air fares seen as Panglao Int l Airport opens

Air fares for flights to and from Bohol could soon go down with the opening of the new Bohol-Panglao International Airport, which is seen to help the province become a regional hub......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

New year, new routes

Three places rich in culture and history, replete with many exotic sights the East is renowned for, may now be reached by flying the “heart of the Filipino” as Philippine Airlines (PAL), the country’s only four-star global airline, launches new routes to Hanoi (Vietnam), Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and New Delhi (India) from its Manila hub this summer......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019