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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

DC-area Filipino culture school off to another great start

WASHINGTON, DC -- More than 50 Filipino American children and parents came to Mabuhay Inc. Culture School's (MICS) annual Open House at the community center in College Park, Maryland last Oct. 6. For more than 25 years,) has been teaching the language, culture, customs and courtesies of the Philippines to children of the Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC metro area.The school had its This year some of the parents were past students of MICS who brought their children to learn what they had learned. The students were divided into three groups: Pula (3-6 years old), Asul (7 to 11 years old), and Puti (12 to 16 years). There were arts and crafts, dance lessons, Tagalog conversation...Keep on reading: DC-area Filipino culture school off to another great start.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 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

Scouts Jamboree: Cultivating a Happy, Better MisOr

Misamis Oriental revitalizes anew the scouting movement in the province in a bid to promote the culture of lasting peace in Mindanao and advance its tourism program as scouts and scouters gathered in the 6th ‘A Happy MisOr Scouts Jamboree’ held at DepEd Park, Civoleg, Lunotan, this city. Vice Governor Joey G. Pelaez, regular member […].....»»

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Multisectoral partnership forged to promote Filipino creativity and unique culture – Manila Bulletin

Multisectoral partnership forged to promote Filipino creativity and unique culture  Manila Bulletin The Philippine creative economy sector has received a big ‘shot in the arm’ following the signing of a three-year multisectoral partnership between the British … Source link link: Multisectoral partnership forged to promote Filipino creativity and unique culture – Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Top pick CJ Perez ready to give cellar-dweller Columbian a lift

MANILA, Philippines---Top overall pick CJ Perez knows he's not a cure-all for Columbian in the coming PBA season and it needs a whole team's effort to change the culture of a franchise. Perez was the 2018 PBA Draft's top selection and he went to a Dyip team badly needing wins after finishing the 2017-2018 season with an overall record of 6-27. "Of course, it's not just me who will lift the whole club, all of us players will have to work together to help the team improve," said Perez in Filipino Sunday at Robinson's Manila. "Although I wish that we can turn the fortunes of Columbian around but we can't do that if we don't put in the effort." The former NCAA MVP will join t...Keep on reading: Top pick CJ Perez ready to give cellar-dweller Columbian a lift.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Indie Bravo! Awardees pay tribute to the late Inquirer Entertainment journo Bayani San Diego Jr.

Whenever Filipino movies won awards or got featured in festivals abroad, chances are their directors, producers or actors would wake up the next day to an inbox full of congratulatory messages and requests for interviews from the late Inquirer Entertainment journalist Bayan San Diego Jr., who---until his last day---tirelessly chronicled the journeys and triumphs of our local filmmakers. As the multi-awarded auteur Lav Diaz said in a letter read at the 9th Inquirer Indie Bravo! Awards last Thursday, there's much to be said about Bayani---his kindness, heroism and devotion for Philippine cinema and culture. But there was one thing in particular that seemed to have caught Lav's amuse...Keep on reading: Indie Bravo! Awardees pay tribute to the late Inquirer Entertainment journo Bayani San Diego Jr......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Damosa Land breaks ground for new office building in Davao City

DAVAO CITY — Damosa Land, Inc. (DLI), the property arm of the Floirendo-owned Anflo Management and Investment Corp. (ANFLOCOR), broke ground over the weekend for its new office building inside the Damosa Information Technology Park here......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Cruising and cooking with Chef Nilo Palma

NEW YORK -- On most ship cruises around the globe, Filipinos almost always constitute a sizeable portion --- around 30%-50% --- of the cabin crew. They can be the cooks, waiters, customer service representatives, engineers, janitors and onboard doctors and masseuses. The fact that Filipinos are English-speaking, industrious and adaptable to any regional culture is surely an asset. I have met quite a few Filipino crew members in my past cruise voyages through Mediterranean and Scandinavia and the Mexican Riviera. But it was in my last cruise adventure from Australia to New Zealand that I finally got to personally interview the Filipino executive chef of a cruise liner: Nilo Palma o...Keep on reading: Cruising and cooking with Chef Nilo Palma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Rich Filipino basketball culture displayed in 2018 Battle Force Manila – Rappler

Rich Filipino basketball culture displayed in 2018 Battle Force Manila  Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Filipino basketball infused with hip-hop, art and dance was in full effect as Nike wrapped up its Battle Force Manila at the Three Parkade … Source link link: Rich Filipino basketball culture displayed in 2018 Battle Force Manila – Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Korea officially launches 5G service via Samsung phone

SEOUL -- To mark the official launch of the fifth-generation of mobile network, South Korean mobile carriers held various celebrations over the weekend, and vowed to aggressively expand their 5G infrastructure across the country in preparation for launch on smartphones in March, according to the telcos on Sunday. SK Telecom CEO Park Jung-ho made a video call from the mobile operator's network control center in Bundang, Gyeonggi Province to a staff manager in the company's Myeong-dong office in central Seoul, using a pilot 5G smartphone made by Samsung Electronics. "I feel deeply moved by this first video call on a 5G smartphone," Park said. "It was much clearer than on LTE and the respon...Keep on reading: Korea officially launches 5G service via Samsung phone.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

OFW dies in road mishap

An overseas Filipino worker died after he was pinned by two passenger buses in Makati over the weekend......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Parol lantern fest to light up San Francisco again

SAN FRANCISCO -- The quintessential Filipino symbol of hope, blessings, luck, and peace for the holidays, the parol lantern lights up Filipino homes and establishments throughout the world. This year, the 16th annual Parol Lantern Festival will lightup SOMA Pilipinas, the Filipino cultural heritage district, on Dec. 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Gardens, and St. Patrick's Church. "The Parol Lantern Festival is a beautiful annual celebration of culture, community, and light that has become a beloved tradition in the Yerba Buena neighborhood. We look forward to it every year!" says executive and artistic director of Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, Linda Lucero....Keep on reading: Parol lantern fest to light up San Francisco again.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

The history of the 61-year-old Christmas on Display Filipino tradition

Filipinos were ecstatic when Araneta Center brought back the famous “Christmas on Display” (COD) show last Saturday at the Time Square Food Park being held in Greenhills for 16 years. The show was attended by famous personalities such as Maine Mendoza, Miss Universe 2018’s Philippine representative Catriona Gray and Miss Globe’s Top 16 finalist Michele Gumabao. […] The post The history of the 61-year-old Christmas on Display Filipino tradition appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 26th, 2018

‘Pilipinas Kong Mahal’ played at Xi Jinping’s wreath-laying at Rizal Park

The tune of the patriotic song “Pilipinas Kong Mahal” was played by a band when Chinese President Xi Jinping attended a wreath-laying ceremony in Rizal Park during his state visit in the Philippines. The irony of the situation was not lost on a social media user who described the scene as “eerie” in Filipino. Xi […] The post ‘Pilipinas Kong Mahal’ played at Xi Jinping’s wreath-laying at Rizal Park appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

ONE Championship: Honorio Banario gets new opponent for Conquest of Champions card

Former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio "The Rock" Banario will be facing a new opponent in his featured lightweight bout this Friday at ONE: Conquest of Champions at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.  Originally scheduled to face Korean contender Dae Sung Park, Banario now meets India's Rahul Raju after Park was unable to secure medical clearance to compete.  BREAKING: Singapore's Rahul Raju replaces Dae Sung Park of South Korea in the bout against Team Lakay's Honorio Banario at ONE: Conquest of Champions. Park failed to secure a medical clearance to compete on Friday. — 'El Chapo' Nissi Icasiano (@Nissi_Icasiano) November 20, 2018 Raju, 5-3 in mixed martial arts, is looking to snap a two-fight losing skid. The Singapore-based fighter is no stranger to facing Filipino competition, after having shared the cage in the past with Filipino MMA stars Andrew Benibe and Red Romero back in 2017.  His last two bouts were losses to ONE lightweight contenders Garry Tonon and Shannon Wiratchai.  Banario is also looking to bounce back after coming off a submission loss to title contender Amir Khan back in September.    Catch ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS this Friday, November 23rd LIVE starting 8:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

Fil-Canadian ‘brings back’ native martial art to PH

  To most immigrant Filipinos in North America, going home "for good" to the Philippines may not be on top of the agenda. Career, family, culture and political stability are just a few of the considerations one has to make before making the big move.Roland Isla, a Filipino Canadian, did make the biggest decision in his life -- moving back to the Philippines. He left his lucrative job as a quantity surveyor to build a life in the country that his parents had left. Eventually, he established the Isla Kali Mandirigma Martial Art School in Manila. "I felt a sense of affinity that made me believe that I belong here not in Canada. Completely irrational (to some). I moved to t...Keep on reading: Fil-Canadian ‘brings back’ native martial art to PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

Mobile Legends meets Filipino basketball ‘liga’ in new esports tournament

An ongoing mobile gaming tournament seeks to introduce a new twist to the local multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) scene by combining street basketball culture with mobile gaming. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is holding MLBB: LIGA in the last quarter of 2018, a three-part MOBA tournament held in various neighborhoods across Metro Manila. The tournament […] The post Mobile Legends meets Filipino basketball ‘liga’ in new esports tournament appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

The irony of playing ‘Pilipinas Kong Mahal’ at Xi Jinping’s wreath-laying in Rizal Park

The tune of the patriotic song “Pilipinas Kong Mahal” was played by a band when Chinese President Xi Jinping attended a wreath-laying ceremony in Rizal Park during his state visit in the Philippines. The irony of the situation was not lost on a social media user who described the scene as “eerie” in Filipino. Xi […] The post The irony of playing ‘Pilipinas Kong Mahal’ at Xi Jinping’s wreath-laying in Rizal Park appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018