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A weekend of Filipino culture at Balboa Park

With a focus on cultural heritage and entertainment, the SAMAHAN Filipino Performing Arts & Education Center brings its annual Philippine Cultural Arts Festival to Balboa Park for two days of t.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsAug 10th, 2018

Laker Jordan Clarkson: ‘It feels good to be Filipino’

By Christina Oriel/inquirerdotnet – Jordan Clarkson, the Filipino American shooting guard of the Los Angeles Lakers, received a warm welcome on Saturday, October 14 at this year’s Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) in Echo Park Lake, marking his first public appearance at a large Filipino American community event Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

Champions On and Off the Pitch: Milo, FC Barcelona train young footballers in Road to Barcelona Camp

div> MANILA, Philippines, 20 September 2017 – Inspired by MILO and FC Barcelona’s (FCB) shared values of humility, effort, ambition, respect, and teamwork, over 140 kids participated in the MILO FCB Road to Barcelona Camp last September 2 to 3 at the Mckinley Hill Stadium in Taguig. The weekend training saw young footballers from Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, IloIlo, and Cebu gather to showcase their skills and embrace life values in sports, with the hopes of being nominated to the team representing the country in the FCB Escola Camp in Barcelona happening in October.  The four-year values-driven partnership between MILO and FC Barcelona was formally launched globally earlier this year, aiming to help more young Filipinos aspire to be the best they can be and realize their dreams through sports and the programs of MILO and FCB. The MILO FCB Road to Barcelona Camp provided free world-class training to deserving young Filipino football players under the tutelage of esteemed FCB Escola Camp Coaches from Barcelona, Spain. These athletes were exposed to playing the Barca way while also getting the opportunity to make new friends among their peers from different clubs, all in the spirit of fun and friendly competition. Aside from this one-of-a-kind training session, the MILO FCB Road to Barcelona Team will also be on the lookout for two of the most deserving players who will stand a chance to get an all-expense paid trip to Barcelona, Spain. They, along with other identified players from the other MILO markets worldwide, will get to go on a once-in-a-lifetime experience to train in Camp Nou, the home stadium of FC Barcelona, in October. A selection panel led by the MILO FCB Road to Barcelona Team will help identify the players who will be included in the event. Just as important as skill, the principal values that define the spirit of FCB and the essence of MILO, will be included in the criterion for selection of the said players. Joining MILO and the Philippine Football Federation in the selection camp were FC Barcelona coaches Arnau Blanco and Marti Vila, who’ve previously held international FCB Escola camps in Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. Arnau and Marti conducted football drills for the kids which included theoretical concepts that underlined the football club’s system and culture. Bannered by the message of 'TEAMMAKESME, the young athletes were also taught the value and role of their team around them—teammates, coaches, family, and friends who play an important role in their holistic growth to be come champions on and off the field. “You see the kids smiling, improving, enjoying, trying to understand our philosophy, and it really is fulfilling for us coaches. Having them play together as a team and learn the values and skills in football is amazing to witness. For us, it is important that we help Filipinos experience the Barca way through our program,” said FCB Escola Camp coach Arnau Blanco. “We are grateful and honored to have had the opportunity to do this for the local football community. With the our partners, FC Barcelona and the Philippine Football Federation, MILO is eager to search for the most deserving players to send to a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Camp Nou. It is truly encouraging to see these  athletes from all walks of life come together, and we send a big thank you to their supportive parents and coaches who joined them in this journey.The selection process will be a challenging one, but we’re looking forward to providing Filipino athletes a platform to share their talents on a world stage and benefit from the life-changing opportunity this partnership offers,” said de Robbie De Vera, Sports Marketing Executive of MILO Philippines. /div>.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 27th, 2017

Mexico honors its greatest wrestler, El Santo, at centennial

GUSTAVO MARTINEZ CONTRERAS, Associated Press br /> TULANCINGO, Mexico (AP) — You may have never heard the name Rodolfo Guzman. But his silver-masked alter ego, El Santo, was a larger-than-life presence in professional wrestling rings, in comics and on the silver screen, helping popularize Mexico's 'lucha libre' around the world and entering the pantheon of pop culture icons. 'Lucha libre wouldn't be what it is today if it weren't for El Santo,' said Roberto Shimizu, art director for the Old Toy Museum in Mexico City. 'And for us Mexicans, El Santo is a figure of rectitude, of integrity, of dedication. He represents every virtue.' Even as Mexico remains in shock from this week's devastating earthquake, the country has been quietly marking Saturday's centennial of the birth of El Santo, or the Saint. On Friday his son — also a pro wrestler who wears a silver mask and goes by El Hijo del Santo, or El Santo's Son — hosted a Mass in memory of both his father and the victims of the quake. Born Sept. 23, 1917, in Tulancingo, a small city about two hours northeast of Mexico City, Guzman's family moved to the capital's notoriously gritty Tepito neighborhood with his family as a boy. Today a statue of El Santo stands in Tepito, where he began his career. He became a superstar after a legendary match in 1953, around the dawn of the television era in Mexico, in which he wagered his mask against nemesis Black Shadow. Soon afterward a comic book series featuring El Santo was a smash hit, and the next step was obvious: movies. El Santo shot his first, 'Santo vs. the Evil Brain,' in 1958, and went on to star in nearly 50 films including the most celebrated, 1962's 'Santo vs. the Vampire Women.' 'While Americans had Superman, Batman or Spider-Man, we had Rodolfo Guzman, El Santo, fighting everybody from the mummies to the Nazis,' said Felipe Carrillo Montiel, an El Santo expert. 'But unlike those American superheroes, he was a real man — you could read his comics during the week and then go see him wrestle on the weekend at your local arena.' The silver screen cemented El Santo's international celebrity and laid the foundations for what remains a profitable brand. El Hijo del Santo, his youngest son and the only one who followed him into wrestling, has similarly crossed over into films and comics and even environmental activism. The younger Santo runs three stores where you can buy all manner of merchandise, from T-shirts to posters to El Santo-brand tequila. Tuesday's earthquake led to an El Santo event in Tulancingo being partly rescheduled, and a lucha libre show planned for Saturday was also postponed. Yet despite the muted celebrations, observers say Guzman's legacy at 100 is palpable. This summer an exhibit in Mexico City's Chapultepec Park showcased 100 photographs to mark the centennial, and El Hijo was the guest of honor at a celebration at city hall honoring his father. 'He was the original action figure,' Shimizu said. 'His image was reproduced millions of times, and every single kid in Mexico had one.' Guzman died of a heart attack in 1984. He was buried wearing his silver mask. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 24th, 2017

Honolulu Theatre for Youth showcases Filipino culture for first time in a decade

The cast of Filipino Folktales & Fables. INQUIRER/Lalaine Ignao HONOLULU - It has been almost ten years since the Honolulu Theatre for Youth has performed a play about Filipino culture. Now, ki.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News7 hr. 53 min. ago

Mega’s busy weekend with the boys

It was a busy working weekend for Megastar Sharon Cuneta. On Saturday, she graced the History Maker Awards at the World Trade Center Manila---where she met up with fellow honorees and screen partners Christopher de Leon, Albert Martinez and Aga Muhlach. Mega jokingly exclaimed that she couldn't help beaming because she was sandwiched between her "ultimate crush" Christopher and "puppy love ex-beau" Albert in the photo session. She related that she had just bought a copy of Christopher's old film with another favorite Hilda Koronel, Laurice Guillen's "Kasal?"---the first Filipino movie she saw in a movie house in 1980. Christopher said he was honored to score the History M...Keep on reading: Mega’s busy weekend with the boys.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News18 hr. 53 min. ago

Manila Bay regurgitates tons of trash

Clean-up seen to last days as blame game starts. Stormy weather over the weekend saw Manila Bay spew out into Roxas Boulevard truckloads of garbage, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported yesterday. “It’s the sea vomiting back into land the trash we humans have thrown into its bosom,” said an MMDA personnel in Filipino […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Emana, Velez top PPS-MPC tennis

Mica Ella Emana turned in a pair of superb performances to annex two titles while John David Velez settled for one victory due to cramps in the PPS-PEPP Manila Polo Club National age-group tennis tournament at the MPC outdoor courts in Forbes Park in Makati City over the weekend......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Filipino keeper seeks Premier League boost

In the Philippines, where basketball rules the sporting scene and football is a minor player, Neil Etheridge is hoping he can make a positive impact with his Premier League debut this weekend.Goalk.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Neil Gaiman’s love for Philippine mythology shows richness of Filipino culture

British fantasy and comic book writer Neil Gaiman reminded Filipinos to learn to love their homegrown talents after a fan asked him if he would ever write about the Philippines’ folklore and mythology. A shoutout from a great The bestselling author made the statement on Twitter after a Filipino fan asked if he would write […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

DepEd: Comprehensive sex education to develop responsible youth

The planned integration of an age-appropriate and culture-sensitive sex education in the basic elementary and high school curriculum will develop responsible Filipino youth who are aware of risks and issues involving reproductive health, according to the Department of Education (DepEd)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

IMG_7454 – Manila Picture

Image published by Glendale Lapastora (1) on 2016-05-23 22:39:01 and used under Creative Commons license. Tagged: , 2016 , Philippines , asean , asia , canon , cascia , city , cultural , culture , de , east , fiesta , filipino , karakol , news , parade , paranaque , parish , rita ,… link: IMG_7454 – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Mandatory SSS coverage for OFWs pushed

The Senate is pushing for the provision of mandatory social security coverage for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to protect them in case of contingencies, the Social Security System (SSS) said over the weekend......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Jim Paredes on 9 Works’ new musical of Apo songs: ‘It’s about time’

"Own the songs." That is the key, Jim Paredes said, to how the cast of 9 Works Theatrical's "Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!"---a new original Filipino musical built on the songs of the Apo Hiking Society---would connect with the audience. "Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!," directed by Robbie Guevara, opens this weekend at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater in Bonifacio Global City, and runs until Aug. 26. "Take it where you want to go. Sing it the way I did, but do your own interpretation. Surprise and delight," added Paredes, who, along with Danny Javier and Boboy Garovillo, formed the Apo Hiking Society in college at Ateneo de Manila. Classics Of 200 songs that Apo had recorded, about...Keep on reading: Jim Paredes on 9 Works’ new musical of Apo songs: ‘It’s about time’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Fil-Am is Park Square Theatre s new artistic director

New Park Street Theatre artistic director Flordelino Lagundino. CONTRIBUTED PAUL, Minnesota -- Filipino American Flordelino Lagundino as been appointed the artistic director of Park Square Theatre......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Buwan ng Wika 2018: Cultivating a culture of research

MANILA, July 31 -- For the longest time, the education system in the Philippines has seemed reluctant to impose Filipino as medium of instruction in classrooms. It is evident from the so-called "Engli.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Fil-Am is Park Square Theatre’s new artistic director

  PAUL, Minnesota --- Filipino American Flordelino Lagundino as been appointed the artistic director of Park Square Theatre. Lagundino was chosen with a unanimous vote by the selection committee after a five-month national search that attracted more than a hundred applications from across the country.   "My vision for Park Square Theatre is to have impact with bold, theatrical events which surprise and transform our audiences," he said.   "Together, we will build a theatre that represents us all; the story of inclusion will permeate every aspect of our organization, from the choice of plays---classical to contemporary---to the way we market our shows ...Keep on reading: Fil-Am is Park Square Theatre’s new artistic director.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Philippines captures Vietnam Open relay gold

Filipino quartet Anfernee Lopena, Eric Cray, Clinton Bautista and Patrick Unso submitted the country’s second-best time in the 4x100 meter relay in ruling the event in the 25th Ho Chi Minh City International Track and Field-Vietnam Open in Vietnam over the weekend......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Nam Joo-Hyuk and Sandara Park get up close and personal with Filipino fans

Several Filipino fans were able to hug, play games and act with their favorite Korean stars Sandara Park and Nam Joo-Hyuk during an event at the Mall of Asia Arena Sunday. Two female fans were able to hug Nam Joo-Hyuk on stage during an acting game, videos of which went viral overnight, as part of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

IMG_7508 – Manila Picture

Image published by Glendale Lapastora (1) on 2016-05-23 23:08:52 and used under Creative Commons license. Tagged: , 2016 , Philippines , asean , asia , canon , cascia , city , cultural , culture , de , east , fiesta , filipino , karakol , news , parade , paranaque , parish , rita ,… link: IMG_7508 – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Yanks Judge on fractured wrist: 'Could ve been a lot worse'

By Ben Walker, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge immediately knew something was wrong. He'd been hit by pitches before, and they never felt like this. A day later, the New York Yankees slugger could smile. Sort of. His fractured right wrist will put him out for three weeks, not the rest of the season. "It could've been a lot worse," Judge said Friday night. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said it was "pretty realistic" that Judge should be able to play a game in three weeks. Asked whether that would be a minor league rehab appearance or a return to the Yankees' lineup, Judge said he thought it meant the majors. "With the Yankees," the All-Star right fielder said, "I believe." Judge is hitting .285 with 26 home runs and 61 RBIs. Boone said Giancarlo Stanton will take over in right during Judge's recovery — Stanton has split time in left field, right and at designated hitter. Judge was nailed by a tailing fastball from Kansas City right-hander Jakob Junis in the first inning Thursday night. "I had a bad feeling," Judge said. "I didn't have a good feeling when it hit me." Judge winced, did a quick twirl in the batter's box, slung his bat toward the dugout and headed to first base. A trainer checked him and had Judge do some hand exercises. Judge, who was the DH, stayed in the game and got an infield single the next time up. But after having trouble swinging in the indoor batting cage, he was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the fourth. The Yankees and Royals were rained out Friday night, and Judge spent the day getting treatment. Mostly a mix of ice and compression to keep the swelling down. Judge also has a brace for the lower half of his right arm. He wore it while taking part in a pregame presentation, before the game was called. "It's tough, but stuff like this happens," he said. The Yankees said Judge doesn't need surgery. He was put him the 10-day disabled list and infielder-outfielder Tyler Wade was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees went into the weekend trailing AL East-leading Boston by 4 1/2 games. The teams play four times at Fenway Park next week. Boone said Brett Gardner, Aaron Hicks and Stanton will form the outfield for most games while Judge is out. The versatile Wade figures to get some time there, too. There's no timetable for outfielders Clint Frazier and Jacoby Ellsbury to return from the disabled list. Catcher Gary Sanchez also is on the DL and expected to be miss most of August. After the Yankees bolstered their pitching staff this week by getting starter J.A. Happ from Toronto and reliever Zach Britton from Baltimore, there's always a chance they'll make another deal for a hitter before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. "Whether we get reinforcements, who knows?" Boone said. Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray said his right thumb was feeling better a day after it was hit by a hard grounder. The right-hander said he fully expects to make his next start as scheduled. "I'll be ready in five days," he said. The Yankees also said newly acquired J.A. Happ would make his New York debut Sunday when he starts against the Royals. Toronto traded the lefty on Thursday for infielder Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Billy McKinney......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018