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SoKor exec held over blacklist

South Korea’s culture minister resigned after being arrested yesterday for allegedly creating a “blacklist’’ of nearly 10,000 artists who voiced criticism of impeached President Park Geun-Hye......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Organic Veggies

Assorted organically-grown vegetables are on display at the Rizal Park during the Organic Weekend Market on Friday, January 20. Mindanews Photo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

MVP, Thohir form great synergy for FIBA World Cup bid

MANILA, Philippines – A meeting over the weekend in Hong Kong between Filipino business mogul Manny V......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Federer's 17 majors stack up nicely against everyone else

DENNIS PASSA, AP Sports Writer   MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The 64 players contesting second-round matches at the Australian Open on Wednesday have won a total of 36 Grand Slam singles titles. One guy, however, has nearly half of them. Of the 17 titles captured by Roger Federer, who plays American qualifier Noah Rubin at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday, four have been at Melbourne Park. Although he hasn't lifted the trophy here since 2010. Venus Williams, who will play Stefanie Voegele to open play on Rod Laver — has seven major titles. Others in action Wednesday are top-ranked Andy Murray and No. 4 Stan Wawrinka (3 majors each), defending champion Angelique Kerber and Svetlana Kuznetsova (2 each) and Marin Cilic and Garbine Muguruza, who have each won one major. Novak Djokovic, who has 12 Grand Slam titles of his own and is on the other side of the Australian Open draw, was quick to praise Federer as the Swiss star prepared to return from a six-month injury layoff. 'With Roger, you can always see a top level and quality of tennis ... that's what he brings,' Djokovic said last weekend. 'He brings this aura of a champion on and off the court. The sport definitely missed him. He's one of the most important people that ever held the racket.' ____ Here's a closer look at some of the second-round matches Wednesday: BIRTHDAY GIRL: Kerber, who plays fellow German Carina Witthoeft, will celebrate her 29th birthday on Wednesday. She is aiming to become the first player to defend the Australian Open women's title since Victoria Azarenka won in 2012 and 2013. ___ GOOD LUCK ANDREY: Murray plays Russian qualifier and 156th-ranked Andrey Rublev in a night match at Rod Laver Arena. The lowest-ranked player to beat Murray at a Grand Slam tournament is No. 91 Arnaud Clement at the 2005 U.S. Open. Overall, Murray has a 10-1 record against qualifiers at Grand Slam events. Still, Murray will be wary of Rublev. 'I know a little bit about him,' Murray said after his first-round win over Illya Marchenko. 'I never hit with him or played against him, but I've seen him play before and he goes for it. He doesn't hold back. He hits a big ball.' Murray has lost the Australian Open final five times in seven years, and never won the title. He hopes to have another chance this year to atone for his past defeats. 'I have had a lot of tough losses here, for sure,' he said. 'I have played some of my best tennis on hard courts here. But I keep coming back to try. I'll keep doing that until I'm done.' ___ AND GOOD LUCK NOAH: Federer has not lost to a player ranked as low as No. 200 Noah since losing to 249th-ranked Sergio Bruguera at Barcelona in 2000. In terms of Grand Slam events, the lowest-ranked player Federer has lost to was No. 154 Mario Ancic at 2002 Wimbledon. ___ LONGEVITY IN MELBOURNE: Venus Williams' match against Voegele comes in her 17th appearance at the Australian Open. She has never won the title in Melbourne, but was runner-up in 2003, losing to her younger sister, Serena. And for the record, her seven Grand Slam singles titles came five times at Wimbledon and twice at the U.S. Open. ___ ONCE A YEAR: Fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori plays France's Jeremy Chardy to open play on Hisense Arena, and their meeting has become an annual thing. Nishikori has a 4-2 edge in matches which they've contested once a year for the past six years. Nishikori is attempting to reach the third round at Melbourne Park for the seventh consecutive year. He lost to Grigor Dimitrov in the Brisbane International final two weeks ago. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

The Unmarried Wife, mapapanood nasa Super KBO ngayong weekend

MASASAKSIHAN na ngayong weekend ang hit Star Cinema drama film na The Unmarried Wife sa TV at online sa pamamagitan ng Super Kapamilya Box Office(KBO) para mapanood ng mga Pinoy ang pinakabagong mga pelikula sa bahay o kahit saan man. Makakapili ang mga Filipino na panoorin ang pelikula nina Angelica Panganiban, Dingdong Dantes, at Paulo ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsJan 16th, 2017

THE PHILSOUTH LINE:  Japan PM’s visit: a showcase of good tidings

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews / 14 January) &'8212; The recent official visit by Japan Prime Minister Shinzō Abe in itself provides a showcase of good tidings that can either overwhelm or far from impress the Filipino most critical of President Rodrigo Duterte. Moreover, it can also have nuggets on culture and diplomacy. The invitation to the [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Kidnapped Korean ship captain, Pinoy freed after 86 days

DAVAO CITY  (MindaNews  /14 Jan) &'8212;  Korean ship captain Chul Hong Park and Filipino ship officer Glenn Alindahaw had practically lost hope they would come out of Sulu alive until Saturday morning, January 2017,  when an unidentified group turned them over to Presidential Adviser on Peace Process Jesus Dureza, ending 86 days in captivity. Park, captain [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Freed after 86 days

Ship captain Chul Hong Park (L), a Korean national ( face covered) and 2nd officer Glenn Alindajao, a Filipino national (beside him) arrive in Davao City with Presidential Adviser on the Peace  Process Jesus Dureza on Saturday, 14 January,  from Sulu where they were held captive for 86 days. The two were kidnapped by 10 [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Pinoy warriors face acid test in Jakarta bash

MANILA, Philippines - Filipino mixed martial arts fighters take center stage this weekend as they show off their combat skills in the ONE Championship to be.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Inigo providing much-needed voice for newbie Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung once again fell to Alab Pilipinas last Sunday. But still, the Truth’s 1-1 record over the weekend was their best-ever showing in their short history. Much of it has to do with reinforcements Derek Hall and Cedric Oliver who dominated Saigon before giving a good scare to the Filipinos. However, it also has to do with the emergence of Asean Heritage import Achie Inigo as a floor leader. Against the Heat, the Filipino collected 18 points, four assists, and three rebounds and then against his countrymen, he was behind the steering wheel of repeated rallies. Coincidentally, Inigo’s steadying of the ship comes on the heels of a coaching change from Tryston Lawrence to Sabatino Chen. For someone who has been used to a champion coach like Nash Racela, the shift was much-needed. Talking about his new Taiwanese mentor as compared to the now-departed American, he said, “Mas maayos siya and mas detailed mga sinasabi niya. Yung coach namin dati, walang board.” He then continued, “Experienced si coach Chen kaya mas alam niya ginagawa niya.” Chen was only quick to return the favor. “Achie is great. He’s my voice on the court. We understand each other because we have similar philosophies,” he expressed. Kaohsiung’s coach then went on to recall how, at one point, his floor leader subbed himself in for defensive purposes and it turned out to be the correct decision. For Inigo, he’s slowly but surely realizing that his stint in the ABL has a more personal goal – to help out with development of the startup Truth. “Baka nga kaya ako dinala rito ni God kasi may purpose para tulungan sila. Kasi kahit nga, dynamic stretching, ako pa nagpa-stretch sa amin,” he narrated. He the continued, “Willing akong tumulong kahit anong need nila kasi wala pa talaga silang experience.” Fortunately for Kaohsiung, Inigo has, without a doubt, taken a thing or two from his more than four years under Racela. “Natutunan kong maging court general talaga sa FEU. Siyempre, yung experience ko kina coach Nash at coach Eric (Gonzales), lalong tumaas yung IQ ko,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Duterte leads commemoration of Jose Rizal

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte led the 120th commemoration of 19th century Filipino hero Jose Rizal at the Rizal Park in Manila City on Frid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 30th, 2016

Grand Championship Day

Gaganapin na this weekend ang mayang pagdaraos ng “17th Philtob Grand Championship Day’’ sa pagbabalik ng mga karera dito sa Santa Ana Park......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 9th, 2016

Kapuso stars big winners at 2016 FAMAS Awards

Several Kapuso stars brought pride and honor to GMA Network after being proclaimed as winners in this year’s Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Awards last Sunday at the Century Park Hotel in Manila......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 7th, 2016

Banana Sundae turns 8

From having an all-girl cast to a full barkada, ABS-CBN’s weekend comedy show Banana Sundae has been serving tasteful gags and delightful laughter just the way Filipino audiences want it for eight years now......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 15th, 2016

Tied for 1st place after bye week, Lions get back to work

ALLEN PARK, Michigan (AP) — The Detroit Lions didn't even play last weekend and still made progress. A loss by Minnesota left the Lions tied with the Vikings for first place in the NFC North. That hardly registered with coach Jim Caldwell. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2016

Pacquiao hitting harder than ever – Roach

Manny Pacquiao showcased an arsenal of devastating blows Monday during his last sparring session with Freddie Roach in Los Angeles as all signs point to an electrifying win by the Filipino legend over Jessie Vargas this weekend at the Thomas and Mack Cent.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 1st, 2016

Chinese folks honor Rizal with 5-ha park

By Juan Escandor Jr. NAGA CITY&'8212;Preserving the blood ties that bind the Filipino national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, to his Chinese ancestry, a 5-ha park dedicated to him had been established in Quanzho City in the Fujian province in Southern China, accor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolmailRelated NewsOct 12th, 2016

Chiang Kai streaks to 6 straight wins

Multi-titled Chiang Kai Shek College streaked to its sixth straight win and clinched the No. 1 seed in the semis even as Hope Christian High School racked up two wins over the weekend in the 27th Filipino Chinese Amateur Athletic Federation (FCAAF) at the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 28th, 2016

Ube now most photographed food

A Filipino delicacy just made headlines in the foodie culture......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 24th, 2016

No luck for Filipino swimmers in Asian Beach Games

Three Filipino bets in the Asian Beach Games open marathon swimming did their best but failed to deliver during Friday’s competition at the Bien Dong Park in Danang City, Vietnam......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 23rd, 2016