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Baby Zia joins Mom Yan and Dad Dong in U.S. trip

Baby Zia joins Mom Yan and Dad Dong in U.S. trip.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepSep 13th, 2016

PAP-ed? Ellen Adarna seen with baby bump in Palawan

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Ellen Adarna is obviously weary of the "pap(arazzi)" but she apparently didn't notice the invasive stare of the digital camera during her trip to Amanpulo, Palawan.  On Saturday, May 19, someone reportedly sent a  photo to entertaiment website Pep , which showed the actress' growing baby bump. Fashion Pulis, a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Olivia Reyes Got Featured on Buzzfeed’s Insanely Cute Babies List

We're guilty of following Baby O's account ever since her parents Andi Manzano and GP Reyes started posting about her. We find her so adorable that we would attend her birthday partiesbecause it's always tons of fun. From viral photos to going global because Ellen DeGeneres discovered her cute shoe-related meme, now Olivia was featured in a recent Buzzfeed article on insanely cute babies you should follow on Instagram. And we couldn't help but agree. They showed a picture from her trip to Paris with the famous Louvre as her backdrop, acing her layers and cute outfit. You're adorable, Olivia and the world knows it. And since we're big baby fans here at Preen, we couldn't ...Keep on reading: Olivia Reyes Got Featured on Buzzfeed’s Insanely Cute Babies List.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Basic economic concepts that matter

MANILA, Philippines – Economics expert JC Punongbayan joins historian Leloy Claudio to walk us through intimidating economic concepts that are constantly at work in our world. Find out why a country will need to incur debt to jumpstart or sustain progress, why inflation is not always bad, and why the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Rose embraces new home, blocks out doubters

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com MINNEAPOLIS – Don’t let go of the rope. It’s one of Tom Thibodeau’s most familiar exhortations, a mantra of sorts to keep his teams locked in, digging down and generally committed through whatever grueling test they’re facing, be it a game, a road trip, a spate of injuries or the entire season. The trouble for Derrick Rose with that particular Thibs-ism is, so often, he has been the rope. On one side of an unfortunate tug o’ war, we’ve had the Rose loyalists, the fans, friends and family who believe that the 2010-11 NBA Most Valuable Player’s return from injury hell to elite status is just one more, legit opportunity away. Pulling from the other side, there is a growing group of Rose skeptics who are convinced that the Chicago kid’s best days – his most explosive, elusive, game-changing moves – are behind him, strewn on the floors of too many surgical rooms and rehab gyms. Rose, 29, knows they’re there. One group pulling for him, the other doubting him. And in an unusually candid and forceful moment Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), the normally soft-spoken Rose delivered a stark message to them all. “Yeah,” Rose said after his first full practice since signing a minimum-salary contract Thursday (Friday, PHL tie) to join the Minnesota Timberwolves. “This is how I feel about the whole perspective on it: You can have your perspective on me as far as I’m a bum, I can’t play, I can’t shoot, this and that. All right. Cool. I have no hard feelings with that. I’m cool with that. If that’s how you feel, that’s how you feel. “But at the same time, I don’t need your [bleeping] validation.” Rose’s eyes burned bright, in a direct response to the many health challenges he has endured from acquaintances and strangers both, picking at whatever good or bad is left of his basketball career. “I know who I am,” Rose continued. “I know the type of player I am. So, you respect that and I respect that, and we should be good. That’s how I feel about it.” In other words, you work your side of the street, Rose will continue to work his. If there are NBA administrators like Thibodeau, the Wolves’ head coach and president of basketball operations, willing to give him another chance, he’ll be chasing the ghost of his own self while trying to help somebody win. One more chance Rose’s latest grab at faded glory could begin in Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) matinee against the defending champion Golden State Warriors at Target Center (editor's note: Rose wound up playing just seven minutes off the bench. He finished with two points on 1-of-5 shooting with a rebound, two assists, and two turnovers). It probably is his last, best shot to salvage something from a 2017-18 season that’s been largely lost due to injury, yes, but other factors outside Rose’s control as well. What looked like a terrific opportunity back in training camp – signing with Eastern Conference power Cleveland Cavaliers and home to the game’s best player (and Rose nemesis) in LeBron James – got sideways fast. In the Cavs’ second game, on a drive to the rim, Rose got whacked across the face and neck by Milwaukee center Greg Monroe. He landed badly on the baseline, suffering a “jacked-up” left ankle that left him in a walking boot and sidelined him for 11 of Cleveland’s next 15 games. Then word got out just before Thanksgiving that Rose had left the team, reportedly to contemplate his future as an NBA player. He was gone for nearly two weeks, at least part of it back home in Chicago, during what Cavs GM Koby Altman called “a very challenging and difficult time for Derrick.” Rose didn’t play again until Cleveland’s 44th game. In nine appearances over the next three weeks, he was a shell of the three-time All-Star he’d once been, averaging 6.3 points, 1.6 assists and 13.3 minutes, while shooting 39 percent. On Feb. 8 (Feb. 9, PHL time), he was one of six Cavaliers players dealt by Altman at the NBA trade deadline, sent to Salt Lake City as a throw-in to acquire Utah’s Rodney Hood and Sacramento’s George Hill. Two days later, the Jazz waived Rose. Four weeks passed before Thibodeau got the green light from Minnesota owner Glen Taylor to sign Rose. The Oklahoma City Thunder had sniffed in his direction, only to opt for veteran backup Corey Brewer. Rose had family duties to attend to – he and Alaina Anderson had a baby girl in Chicago to start the week – but he also had spent time working out by himself in the Cavs’ facility or at Cleveland State’s gym. The end seemed near. Given Rose’s limited involvement this season, he probably would have been a long shot to land with one of the league’s 30 teams in 2018-19, had Thibodeau not reached out. The people on the dark end of Rose’s rope were winning. Now, this buys him time for a shout-out to the folks on the other end. “‘Don’t give up,’ Rose said he would tell them. Talking later at the downtown Minneapolis hotel where he’s staying, he wanted to assure people that his desire to play remains strong, his passion to keep trying still burns, and his mental fitness for this and future challenges on or away from the court is fine. “I still have faith,” Rose said, two bags of ice strapped to each leg. “No matter what happens, I still have a lot of faith in myself and my ability. It’s just about opportunity and catching a rhythm. Whenever I do catch a rhythm, I’d rather see what it is then. Than to, like, give up knowing I have so much left. Like, ‘Damn, I should have kept playing.’ “I’m going to give it my all. And once I do, then it’s like, ‘All right, cool. I gave it my all, now what’s this next phase in my life?’ “But as far as right now, I’m still in it. I’ve got two kids that can look at me now. The oldest, my boy [P.J.] is 5 years old. He’s looking at me right now. He sees everything. I’m going to tell him, ‘No excuses. Don’t come to me cryin’, this and that. Nah.’ He’ll see what I’ve had to go through. ‘Now suck it up and go out there and do what you’ve got to do.’” A career interrupted For some NBA players whose careers got waylaid by injuries – Brandon Roy, Greg Oden, Penny Hardaway – their bodies finally refused to cooperate. They went from 60-to-0, no wiggle room on whether they would continue. Rose, for all his setbacks, has worked his way back – not back to his previous form – from each and every injury. From the ACL blowout that started him down his hobbled path in April 2012 to three subsequent meniscus knee surgeries, from the left orbital fracture he suffered when he caught teammate Taj Gibson’s errant elbow in the face in the opening practice of 2015-16 to the lingering ankle sprain dealt by Monroe’s blow in October. In that sense, Rose is more like Bernard King, Sam Bowie or Grant Hill, standout players whose career trajectories were forever altered – but not ended – by injuries. Rose speaks as if he has reached some level of peace with his maladies, referring to his injuries as “part of the game” and his particular “cross” to bear. “I’ve just had five surgeries more than other people,” he said. “That’s the way I look at it. That don’t mean that I can’t play. That don’t mean that I lost my love for the game. No.” What Rose doesn’t like is the “fragile” label that’s been affixed to him. He’s less interested that he has played in only 486 of approximately 789 regular-season games so far, while proud of the 130 he logged with the Bulls (2015-16) and Knicks (2016-17) more recently. It seems clear that the reckless abandon with which Rose played – and the excruciating torque he put on his knees with his bounding, zig-zag attacks through the lane – wreaked havoc on his knees. Beyond that, though, he’s not buying any pattern business. “You see how I was injured [in October]? I was taken out of the air,” Rose said. “People are like, ‘Aw, he’s always injured.’ Are you just watching highlights, just looking at clips, like new fans are these days? Or are you watching an entire game? Are you just reading reports that come up on your phone?” Scouts say that Rose has lost both quickness and leaping ability, without developing a perimeter game to compensate. They also bundle his Cleveland hiatus with the AWOL episode last season with the Knicks, when Rose left the team without notice before a game against New Orleans, to question his reliability and commitment. Rose disputes the comments about his game, citing the circumstances in New York and Cleveland. “I could sit here and tell you, ‘I’m gonna try to change this. Do this and do that.’ Nah, I always felt, it starts with my rhythm,” he said. “[In] New York ... I was playing the triangle [offense favored by former Knicks president Phil Jackson] and still playing pretty well [18.0 ppg, 4.4 apg, 32.5 mpg]. In Cleveland, when did I really have a chance to catch a rhythm? When did I play 20 games straight? Or 10 games? Five games?” As for his reliability – or likelihood to take a powder on the Wolves the way he did on the Knicks and seemed to do on the Cavs – Rose said there is no issue there, either. In the past couple weeks, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan (depression) and Cleveland’s Kevin Love (panic attacks) have opened up about psychological challenges they and other athletes face. But Rose shook his head as the question was asked. “Oh no, no, no,” he said. “I’m blessed, man. Beyond blessed. It’s not even ... what do I have to complain about? I don’t have anything to complain about. Of course, I wish I was on the court more. I think in time, with the right opportunity, I’ll be out there more. “I’m not depressed, even though I think everybody deals with some depression in some way. It’s about how you deal with it. We’re emotional creatures. We hold onto things. I try to meditate, try to do little things to change my mindset and try to read things to easy my nerves.” Rose admitted he did wonder if he would get another chance, once the Cavs traded him to a Jazz team that had no use for him. “Especially when you get dropped by a team like Cleveland, that needed players,” he said. “It makes other teams think, ‘Damn, if they didn’t keep him...’” Rose has not spoken with James since being dealt, he said. “The way I take it, I don’t take it as personal,” Rose said. “They didn’t need my services. That’s the way I look at it, OK? I understand. It’s business. Does that stop me from working hard? Does that stop me from still putting out goals and trying to reach my goals? No.” Familiar faces aid return Now Rose is reunited with Thibodeau, Gibson, Jimmy Butler (sidelined after his own meniscus surgery) and familiar coaches and staff making up the “TimberBulls.” He even trusts Thibodeau, often criticized for the heavy minutes he loads on his top players, not to break him. “If anything, I want him to play me,” Rose said. “I want to show to him that I can still play. I want him to see me and be like, ‘Damn, he’s still got it.’ I want him to count on me. I want to be held accountable. You know what I mean? I don’t just want to be, like, an average guy on the team riding along just to see how far they go. I really want to add.” Said Thibodeau, who ran Rose Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) through a rigorous refresher course on his playbook: “Obviously when he was at an MVP level, that was the peak. But he also, my last year in Chicago, he had a great year. ... He still has the potential to be very good. He’s young, that was the other part of it. He knows some of our guys, he knows the system. “Like all stories, there’s a beginning, there’s a middle and there’s an end,” the Wolves coach added. “I don’t think it’s a finished story.” Gibson thinks Rose can shoulder some of Butler’s late-game duties, simply because the scoring guard has strong muscle memory of such situations. He, too, hopes Rose’s story can take a happy turn. “I’ve got my fingers crossed,” the veteran forward said. “I truly believe in him. He’s got a lot left in the tank. It’s just, sometimes life doesn’t go your way and you have to push through it and keep fighting.” Thibodeau has said that Rose, like starter Jeff Teague and backup Tyus Jones, can play both backcourt spots, so he can mix-and-match based on situations. Rose anticipates no problem walking that line between asserting his game and rocking the Wolves’ boat. “My job coming here, I’m not trying to step on nobody’s toes. I’m not trying to take someone’s spot,” he said. “I’m not trying to show myself. Nah. I’m here to win. Me going out there and playing, hopefully you all see that. ‘He’s making money plays. He’s playing to win. And that’s what we wanted from him.’” Not that Rose, lest we forget from up top, needs anyone’s bleeping validation. Boosters and doubters can pull this way or that, but he said he’ll be the one who decides when his time is up. “When my love of the game is not there,” Rose said, sounding sincere near the end of his 10th season overall. “When I get tired of going to the gym. “Don’t get me wrong, we all go through that. But after a couple of days, I get antsy, I want to be in the gym. When a week or two goes by and I haven’t touched the gym, even in the summer, oh yeah, I’d know it was over.” Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Dingdong kay Marian: Lumundag pa tayo, baby!

Napaka-sweet, nakakakilig at nakaka-good vibes ang wedding anniversary video na ginawa ni Dingdong Dantes (with the help of Gab Valenciano) para sa asawang si Marian Rivera. The couple celebrated their third wedding anniversary last Dec. 30 at nag-effort talaga si Dong na gumawa ng anniversary video para sa asawa na….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

Ross provides show for SMB and for his 'very proud' mother

It was only the first game of the new season but Chris Ross was a very motivated guy out there for three-time defending Philippine Cup champion San Miguel Beer. Why? Because his mom was on deck to watch him live for the first time in three years, that's why. "One, my mom is here. It's her first time to see me play in a while," Ross said of his mother Virginia who landed in the Philippines earlier this week but only came to Manila Sunday morning. He made his mom's trip worth it though as he put on a show for the Beermen to the tune of 16 points, six rebounds, and nine assists. "The last time she watched a game [live] was maybre three years ago? But we have TFC at home so she always watches [on TV]. She gets up in the morning to watch every game. She's always texting me, messaging me on Facebok every game ad after games. She's really our no. 1 fan and it's good to have here here," the reigning two-time Philippine Cup Finals MVP added. Mommy Virginia's favorite team struggled in stretches against the Phoenix Fuel Masters to start the 2017-2018 season, but the Beermen's overwhelming firepower was more than enough to secure the win. However, that's not enough for Ross and the rest of the San Miguel crew. After all, they're looking at winning a fourth straight All-Filipino championship. "I thought we looked pretty decent out there but there's a lot to improve," Ross said. "It's gonna be tough because everyone is going after us. We won this conference three years in a row and everyone's beefed up their squad to come after us. We know we're going to get everyone's best shot every night. We're prepared for that, we're ready," he added. As for Virginia, she's just one happy mother supporting his youngest son from courtside. "Very proud. He's my baby, he's my youngest. I'm a very proud mother," she said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Franco Laurel s wife Ayen gives birth to baby girl

MANILA, Philippines – Theater actor Franco Laurel and his wife, actress Ayen Munji-Laurel, welcomed a baby girl on Monday, November 27. Maria Lucia Ilena Munji Laurel is the couple's 3rd child. She joins sisters Angia and Sofia. Ayen has two other children from a previous relationship. On Instagram, Franco wrote: "Hello world! ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2017

June Mar joins trip to Lebanon, but is he playing?

MANILA, Philippines - June Mar Fajardo is joining Gilas Pilipinas in its trip to Lebanon early this morning and isn’t ruling out the possibility of playing i.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2017

Baste Duterte joins his father on Russia trip

Baste Duterte joins his father on Russia trip.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

Baste Duterte joins his father on Russia trip - Rappler

Baste Duterte joins his father on Russia trip - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2017

Baby Zia says "opo" to "medyo rough" playtime with Daddy Dong

Baby Zia says "opo" to "medyo rough" playtime with Daddy Dong.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsApr 18th, 2017

Baby Zia says "opo" to "medyo rough" playtime with Daddy Dong

Baby Zia says "opo" to "medyo rough" playtime with Daddy Dong.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsApr 17th, 2017

Grieving Debbie Reynolds joins daughter Carrie Fisher in ‘trip to the bright lights’

Grieving Debbie Reynolds joins daughter Carrie Fisher in ‘trip to the bright lights’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 29th, 2016

Cubs trip Baby Tams, make PSSBC quarters

MANILA, Philippines - San Beda College subdued Far Eastern U, 73-65, to clinch a quarterfinal berth even as Adamson served notice of its title title bid in t.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2016

IN PHOTOS: First U.S. trip of Baby Olivia Manzano Reyes

IN PHOTOS: First U.S. trip of Baby Olivia Manzano Reyes.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2016

SNAPS: Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera's first U.S. trip with Baby Zia

SNAPS: Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera's first U.S. trip with Baby Zia.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsSep 29th, 2016

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: The economics of TRAIN law, inflation and Build, Build, Build

MANILA, Philippines – Economics PhD student JC Punongbayan with historian Leloy Claudio deconstructs complex macroeconomic concepts using simple language in this explainer on the Tax Reform Law, inflation, deficit and Build, Build, Build. After discussing basic economic concepts in Part 1, the two social scientists go into the application of those ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News9 hr. 57 min. ago

Gonzales and protege Frayna rule PNG chess events

    MANILA, Philippines – He rarely joins rapid chess events and doesn't even win most of them, but Jayson ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News9 hr. 57 min. ago

Virac bishop joins call for NEA takeover of FICELCO

Virac bishop joins call for NEA takeover of FICELCO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated News11 hr. 31 min. ago

Alarmed: LeBron, Cavs facing win-or-else Game 6 vs Celtics

By Tom Withers, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was answering a question about Boston’s defense on LeBron James during a teleconference when he tripped the security system at his home. A piercing alarm sounded. “Uh-oh,” Lue said Thursday (Friday, PHL time) as he punched in a code to silence the screaming siren. While Lue and his home were clearly safe, and the light-hearted moment passed quickly, it was also symbolic of Cleveland’s urgent situation. The Cavs are in a dangerous spot. Beaten for the third time in Boston in these home-sweet-home Eastern Conference finals, Cleveland will face its second elimination game of the postseason on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Game 6 is for everything. Except, of course, if there’s a Game 7 on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) in Boston. Fueled by fueled-up Boston fans who must feel some sort of birthright to see their cherished team play in the Finals, the youthful Celtics again showed zero fear or hesitation on their parquet floor on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) during a 96-83 win in Game 5 that was never in any doubt. Despite shooting only 36 percent, the Celtics improved to 10-0 at home in the playoffs as coach Brad Stevens changed his starting lineup, shortened his rotation to seven and released waves of defenders at James, who looked worn down as he attempts to advance to the NBA Finals for the eighth consecutive year. Lue noticed early in Game 5 that James was dragging, but he’s confident the 33-year-old, who was chosen All-NBA first team for a record 12th time, will be ready to save his season and prolong what could be his final games with the Cavs. “I know he’ll be ready to play Game 6, so fatigue won’t be a problem and an issue,” Lue said. “I’m pretty sure a lot of guys are tired during this stretch of the year. If I had to pick one guy and choose one guy to prevail, it would be LeBron. I know he’ll be great come tomorrow.” Stevens started center Aron Baynes for the first time in the series and the move helped slow James, who had been crushing the Celtics when guard Terry Rozier switched on him. Rozier fronted James and got help from Baynes, the 6'10", 254-pound Australian who contributed seven rebounds, six points and attitude. “We’ve got a lot of tough guys on our team,” Stevens said. “But I think they all will tell you Baynes is one of the toughest we’ve all been around.” Now Stevens needs his team to show that same tenacity on the road, where Boston is just 1-6. The Cavs, on the other hand, are counting on James to rebound. He pushed as hard as he could in Game 5, but for one of the only times in what has been a transcendent 13th postseason, he couldn’t summon greatness. He didn’t have his usual burst. He bent at the waist grabbing his shorts, his breathing labored. During timeouts, he wiped sweat and perhaps some frustration from his forehead. James is tired — for good reason. His teammates are draining him. Once again, James, who will play in his 99th game this season Friday, didn’t get nearly enough help from Cleveland’s other starters and Lue didn’t do him any favors, either. James had 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Solid, but sub-par by his standards and he committed six turnovers and missed some makeable layups. James still managed to outscore the rest of Cleveland’s starters — Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, George Hill and J.R. Smith — 26-24. Lue inexplicably left Kyle Korver off the floor for long stretches and following the game he curiously explained that Stevens’ rotation “kind of threw us for a loop.” Asked Thursday (Friday, PHL time) if he wished he had done anything differently, Lue bluntly said: “No.” Thankfully, he’s got James, who has six 40-point games and two buzzer-beaters in these playoffs, to save the season. He’s done it once already this spring, playing through cramps and scoring 45 points in a Game 7 win over Indiana. But he’s played nine games since, and gotten less and less rest as the playoffs have progressed. His body has been forced to handle more than he imagined. James has been down 3-2 in the conference finals before. In 2012, he faced a Game 6 elimination in Boston and scored 45 points with 15 rebounds and five rebounds as Miami won. Now he’s trying to keep this flawed Cavs team alive long enough for another trip to Boston. On Friday (Saturday, PHL time), James will take the floor with his future hanging in the air. His second stint with the Cavs could end this summer if he opts out of his $35.6 million contract for next season and leaves again as a free agent, a decision he can delay again with a win. But before he picks home or Philadelphia or Los Angeles or anywhere else, he’s got at least one more game in Cleveland. Game 6. “No question in my mind that he’ll bounce back,” Lue said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News14 hr. 31 min. ago