Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardJan 24th, 2017

Google’s Digiskarteng Pinay offers videos to empower women

MANILA, Philippines --- Google mounted Digiskarteng Pinay, a program using Youtube as its platform to empower Filipino women by offering them informative videos on family nutrition, financial literacy, beauty, fashion, coding skills,and technical skills. Gara Santos-Ontiveros, industry head at Google Philippines, launched Digiskarteng Pinay on Wednesday at the first Google for Philippines forum at The Blue Leaf Filipinas in Paraaque City. Google also partnered with nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and government agencies to help in providing women with skill sets for livelihood opportunities through video tutorials. The program will also conduct offline face-to-face tutori...Keep on reading: Google’s Digiskarteng Pinay offers videos to empower women.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Rene Catalan Mirroring Compatriot Eduard Folayang’s Path To World Title Gold

The success of Team Lakay and its contributions to the sport of mixed martial arts in the Philippines is something that has been told, and will be re-told, for a long time. After all, winning four ONE World Titles in one year is a feat that would be hard to topple. However, not all Filipinos who are successful in ONE Championship come from the fabled gym in Benguet.   One of nation’s athletes who has forged his own path is Rene “The Challenger” Catalan.   "Team Lakay has been here for a long time. It's only right to say that they are the top team from the Philippines,” said Catalan, who spearheads Catalan Fighting System in Makati City. “I have nothing but respect for them."   Like Team Lakay, the members of Catalan Fighting System struggled to find their footing in The Home Of Martial Arts at first. But now, each of the members is hitting their stride in their respective weight classes.   For instance, Catalan, an Asian Games wushu gold medalist, went winless in his first three mixed martial arts encounters in ONE. But then, he won his next five bouts and now, he is viewed as a legitimate contender for the ONE Strawweight World Championship, which is currently held by Yosuke Saruta.   Catalan, who is scheduled to face former titleholder Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito at ONE: REIGN OF VALOR on 8 March, is now a stone’s throw away from getting his title shot.   A victory over the Japanese grappler in Yangon, Myanmar could assure him an opportunity to challenge for the gold.   "I see this fight ending by unanimous decision or by knockout," the Filipino quipped.   "I see him as someone blocking my goal of fighting for the World Title, and my goal is to remove him [from] my path."   The 40-year-old slugger, which hails from Iloilo City, is using the rise of Team Lakay — particularly ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang’s — as his main motivation to zoom to the top.   "The likes of Eduard Folayang had to go through many heartbreaks before reaching his current status,” Catalan explained.   “For our team, we also need more experience to reach that level someday. We just need time and determination to reach the level of Team Lakay."   Now, his entire focus is on Naito, knowing well that a win here would be the realization not only of his dream, but his team's goals as well/   "I see this fight ending by unanimous decision or by knockout," Catalan said. "I see him as someone blocking my goal of fighting for the world title; My goal is to remove him in my path."  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Longchamp’s woman takes a NY Fashion Week trip to Paris

Models Kendall Jenner and Liu Wen took a break from the catwalk to sit front row for Longchamp's second appearance at New York Fashion Week, and creative director Sophie Delafontaine couldn't have been happier. Delafontaine told The Associated Press she was moved by New York City's concrete jungle to tell the season's story of a woman traveling from the Big Apple to Paris. "It's really a mix of this Parisian attitude, effortless, natural, very elegant woman with a lot of felinity, and black and white mixed with a lot of graphic, and New York spirit --- and very colorful also," she said. And who embodies the on-the-go Paris to New York girl perfectly? Jenner, who is the face ...Keep on reading: Longchamp’s woman takes a NY Fashion Week trip to Paris.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Vucevic leds Magic to 3rd straight win, 124-108 over Hawks

By Paul Newberry, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — All-Star Nikola Vucevic scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, leading the Orlando Magic to a 124-108 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time). Despite getting into Atlanta around 2:40 a.m. after a 20-point victory at East-leading Milwaukee the previous night, Orlando looked like the fresher team by far in recording its third straight victory, matching its best run of the season. The Magic began to pull away late in the first half, ripping off an 11-2 run that sent the road team to the locker room with a 63-48 lead — its biggest of the game to that point. D.J. Augustin finished off the spurt, racing the length of the court after a couple of Atlanta free throws to lay one in with 1.2 seconds left. Atlanta's Trae Young hit a desperation shot from just inside the halfcourt line, but he clearly released the ball after the buzzer. The officials gave the replay a quick look before ruling no basket. That pretty much epitomized the night for the Hawks, who lost their third straight game at State Farm Arena. Orlando kept up the onslaught after halftime, scoring 12 of the first 14 points and pushing the lead as high as 26 points in the third quarter. The Magic led 98-74 at the end of the period, sending plenty of fans to the exits. Vucevic, who will be making his first All-Star Game appearance next weekend, led seven Orlando players in double figures. Jonathan Isaac and Evan Fournier each had 17 points. Isaac also had five blocks — three on one Atlanta possession. Alex Len led the Hawks with 16 points, despite picking up four fouls in the first half. TIP-INS Magic: It was the first time in nearly five years that Orlando has won road games on back-to-back days. The last occurred on April 3-4, 2014, when the Magic defeated Minnesota 97-90 and Milwaukee 97-84. ... Eight players connected from beyond the three-point arc, led by Isaac's 3-of-7 performance. ... Augustin had 10 assists to go with 14 points. Hawks: The starting frontcourt had a rough night. John Collins led the way with 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting, while Taurean Prince was held to eight points and Dewayne Dedmon managed only five. ... Atlanta was outrebounded 49-33. UP NEXT Magic: Travel to New Orleans to face the Pelicans on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time).  Hawks: Continue a seven-game homestand Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Comelec’s Operation Baklas slated

Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesman James Jimenez over the weekend reiterated his warning that poll bets who refuse to voluntarily remove their unlawful campaign materials will face appropriate sanctions. Jimenez said candidates should start removing their illegal campaign posters because their office’s education and information division will soon launch Operation Baklas. The operation will be […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Saudis don’t know where Khashoggi’s body is – foreign minister

WASHINGTON, United States -- Saudi authorities do not know where dissident Jamal Khashoggi's body is despite having in custody the Saudi team that murdered him, the kingdom's foreign minister said in an interview broadcast Sunday. The dissident journalist was dismembered after his murder October 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul but his remains have yet to be found. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the murder was carried out by Saudi officials "acting outside their scope of authority" and that 11 people have been charged with the crime. But asked where Khashoggi's body is, he told CBS's "Face the Nation," "We don't know." Jubeir said the public prosecutor res...Keep on reading: Saudis don’t know where Khashoggi’s body is – foreign minister.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Police want Chinese woman deported over taho incident

MANILA, Philippines – The  Chinese passenger who threw her cup of taho  at a policeman guarding the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) could face deportation. National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Guillermo Eleazar said the cops would recommend to the Bureau of Immigration (BI) that 23-year-old Jiale Zhang be "declared as an 'undesirable alien,' which will eventually ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Migrant girls targeted in 2 Berlin assaults

BERLIN, Germany – Police in Berlin on Sunday, February 10, were investigating two separate assaults against young girls believed to have been motived by anti-migrant hatred. An unknown man repeatedly punched two Syrian girls, aged 15 and 16, in the face in Berlin's eastern Marzahn district late Friday afternoon, before running ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Manny Pacquiao s Successor: 5 Fighters Who Could Become The Next Face Of Filipino Combat Sports

Manny Pacquiao's Successor: 5 Fighters Who Could Become The Next Face Of Filipino Combat Sports Forbes Which fighter will succeed Manny Pacquiao as the face of Filipino combat sports, and does it.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Malaysian ex-PM faces 3 counts of money laundering - The Manila Times Online

Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has been re-charged with three counts of money laundering days before he is set to face trial for his involvement in the scandal-plagued 1MDBREAD The post M.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Trillanes arrives in Duterte hometown to face libel cases - ABS-CBN News

Trillanes arrives in Duterte hometown to face libel cases ABS-CBN News MANILA - Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV arrived in Davao City Tuesday to face several libel cases filed against him by.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Mini mice architecture draws crowds in Sweden

MALMÖ, Sweden – With a grin spreading across his face, a man ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

‘Follow poster rules or face sanctions’

The 90-day campaign period for senatorial candidates and party-list groups starts on Feb. 12 with a stern warning from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to take down unlawful campaign materials......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Will Donnie Nietes turn Aston Palicte away?

There’s a possibility that WBO superflyweight champion Donnie Nietes will decline to face mandatory challenger and countryman Aston Palicte in a rematch and instead, battle WBA titlist Khalid Yafai in a unification duel on the same card as WBC ruler Srisaket Sor Rungvisai’s defense against Mexico’s Juan Francisco Estrada in April or May at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

EMB-7 Gives Firm Ultimatumin Waste Dumping

The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB)-7 gave a facility a 45 day ultimatum to comply with the necessary permits and requirements set by the bureau or face stiff sanctions on a daily basis. The EMB gave GBox Corrugated Packaging 45 days to comply with the requirements, including the construction of a waste water treatment facility and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

Valenzuela City cop nabbed for firing gun in Bulacan neighborhood

BALAGTAS, Bulacan --- A policeman assigned at the Northern Police District in Valenzuela City was arrested for firing indiscriminately at his home in Barangay (village) Santol here on Friday (Feb. 8). Responding Bulacan police officers disarmed PO1 Arwin Bornel, 31, who has yet to explain why he discharged his weapon, said Senior Supt. Chito Bersaluna, Bulacan police director Seized from Bornel were a cal. 45 handgun, two magazines, and two spent shells. Bornel violated the election gun ban and would face additional charges for the illegal discharge of a weapon and for alarm and scandal. Carmela Reyes-Estrope/lzb    ...Keep on reading: Valenzuela City cop nabbed for firing gun in Bulacan neighborhood.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

DOH pushes for compulsory vaccine shots; Malacañang shoots it down

  The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday pushed for mandatory immunization of children in the wake of a measles outbreak but a senior Malacaang official said this was not necessary and the proposal could face legal challenge.   Health authorities have given varying figures for the number of measles cases and fatalities, including 60 deaths as of Friday morning at San Lazaro Hospital in Manila.   Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the government should seriously consider mandatory vaccination of children following the outbreak of measles in the National Capital Region (NCR), Central Luzon, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), ...Keep on reading: DOH pushes for compulsory vaccine shots; Malacañang shoots it down.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

NU Bulldogs to face CSAV Titans in friendly

SPORTS aficionados in Talisay City will be treated to an entertaining basketball game as National University Bulldogs is set to play in the 3rd Mayor Neil Lizares’s Basketball Exhibition Game on Feb 9, 2019. The seventh placer in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) will challenge back-to-back Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural […] The post NU Bulldogs to face CSAV Titans in friendly appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Lowering age of criminal liability contradicts laws protecting children

Manila, Philippines – The debate on lowering the age of criminal liability heated up when the House justice committee approved  House Bill (HB) 8858 on January 22, 2019. Under the proposed bill, children aged 9 to below 15 will face criminal charges if found guilty of committing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Boxing: Aston Palicte and camp waiting for title rematch with Donnie Nietes

After starching previously-undefeated Puerto Rican Jose Martinez in just two rounds back in late January, Filipino super flyweight contener Aston "Mighty" Palicte is back in the title picture.  The 28-year olf native of Bago, Negros earned a mandatory challenger spot after knocking out Martinez in the second round of their WBO super flyweight title eliminator, and now he's ready to challenge for the belt once more.  Fittingly, the man holding the WBO's 115-pound title is a familiar face in four-division titleholder Donnie "Ahas" Nietes, who Palicte already faced back in 2018 for the then-vacant WBO title.  Of course, the bout ended in a controversial split draw. Nietes would fight for and caputure the title just months later, defeatign Japan's Kazuto Ioka via split decision in Macau on New Year's Eve.  For Palicte, the prospect of once again challenging his fellow Negrense is all about doing his job and achieving his ultimate goal of becoming a world champion. "Sa akin naman, unang-una, ayaw ko din sana na Pinoy yung kalaban ko, kasi dalawang Pinoy, pero sabi ko nga, wala eh, trabaho ‘to eh," Palicte told ABS-CBN Sports. "Eto yung trabaho ko, alam din naman nila Donnie yun eh. Siyempre, sports lang, trabaho lang." In a perfect world, Palicte would rather find a way to capture a world championship without having to challenge Nietes, which could mean even more world championships for the Philippines.  "Kung may ibang paraan na hindi kami mag-lalaban [pero makakapag-champion ako], mas maganda yun," he explained. "Para yung may isa na Pinoy na champion, tapos kung manalo yung isa pang Pinoy na, kunyari ako, sa iba, world championship sa iba, at least dadagdag na naman yung Pinoy [na world champion] diba?" How it stands however, Palicte is the next in line for the WBO title, which means that to become a champion himself, he'll have to go through Nietes. For the Roy Jones Jr-promoted talent, he's just waiting to see what materializes in the next few days or weeks.  "Ang sakin, gaya ng sinasabi ko sa kanila, hindi ko iniisip kumbaga, sana kaming dalawa ni Nietes [yung maglaban], una hindi ko gusto yun, pero kung mangyari yun, kung gusto talaga ng promoter ko at promoter niya, manager niya at manager ko, wala naman ako magagawa kasi boxer ako. Kailangan ko sundin kung ano yung desisyon nila, nung promoter ko at ng manager ko." "Talagang nag-hihintay lang ako sa kung ano gusto nila," he continued.  While the WBO has ordered a rematch between the two Negros-born pugilists, Dennis Gasgonia of ABS-CBN News reports that Nietes' promoter ALA Promotions will be looking at the options, which could include a unification bout with the other 115-pound titleholders.  Palicte's long-time manager Jason Soong knows full well that a do-over with Nietes is far from set in stone, and he says that he understands the Cebu-based stable's desire to go after the division's bigger stars.  "I understand where they’re coming from, especially with Donnie being an older boxer, I guess he’s going towards the later part of his career, so I understand where they’re coming from, but walang personalan, it’s boxing, but there’s a reason why we’re the mandatory challenger," Soong elaborated. "If they don’t want to fight us, they’ll have to probably vacate the belt, because I don’t think the WBO is going…just the way the WBO is addressing this, the fact that they’re coming out with statements right away, and then the official letters are being circulated, I think the WBO is very serious that when it’s a mandatory, it’s a mandatory." "I don’t think they’re playing around with that," he added. Much like Palicte, Soong reiterated that the desire to go after Nietes stems from the simple fact that he is the one holding the belt.  "I understand them, but kami, we’re happy because we feel like we earned it, bottomline. It’s not like we chose him as an opponent, nagkataon lang na he holds the belt. Even that for me, them fighting for that belt, for me it’s also, that’s what I’m questioning, because [Donnie and Aston are] one and two, and they leapfrog us and then they fight for the belt and we’re left with the eliminator, but for me, sige, we took it. We took it and we’re here now." While the next step for Palicte remains unclear at this point, Soong is confident that his ward's next fight will be one for a major world championship.  "I’m excited, because I think no matter what happens, Aston’s next fight will be for a world championship, whether it’s with Donnie or with someone else. I’m excited." Should Nietes end up vacating the WBO title, Soong sees a scenario wherein Palicte could end up facing Mexican star Juan Francisco Estrada for the title in what he considers a 'dream fight'.  "Well, if he vacates it and we’re in the championship, the one next ranked is Estrada," Soong said. "That would be, ever since Aston was a contender, [Estrada] was actually our dream match, and I think their styles, Estrada was the main event in the last SuperFly 3, and it was always our dream matchup, one because he’s a big name and we think it would be a very good, very entertaining fight, and I think we would do well against a fighter like that.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019