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Nora Aunor considers Kabisera's non-inclusion in last year's MMFF as a blessing in disguise

Nora Aunor considers Kabisera's non-inclusion in last year's MMFF as a blessing in disguise.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsDec 10th, 2016

Delayed showing of Aunor movie blessing in disguise

BLESSING in disguise para kay Superstar Nora Aunor na hindi nakapasok sa MMFF last year ang pelikula niyang “Kabisera.” Ngayong taon lang nakapasok ang nasabing pinagbibidahan niyang pelikula bilang isa sa walong official entries ng 2016 Metro.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 10th, 2016

Vic Sotto says MMFF 2016 snub of his movie is "blessing in disguise"

Vic Sotto says MMFF 2016 snub of his movie is "blessing in disguise".....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsNov 25th, 2016

Marcos burial a blessing in disguise - Sr. Mary John

Marcos burial a blessing in disguise - Sr. Mary John.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 25th, 2016

Miners: Mining audit a blessing in disguise

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Miners considers the controversial mine industry audit by the environment department as a blessing in disguise......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2016

Willett struggling to rediscover game before Masters defense

STEVE DOUGLAS, AP Sports Writer ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Danny Willett has 2½ months to rediscover his game before making a pressure-filled return to Augusta National as the defending Masters champion. br /> Odds are that won't be long enough. Willett finished 2016 in a rut after dealing with fresh levels of attention for being a major winner as well as a mid-season swing change. Following a short off-season when he sacrificed practice to enjoy a break from golf and his first Christmas as a father, his start to 2017 is hardly encouraging. br /> Rounds of 74 and 76 saw Willett become the biggest name to miss the cut at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Friday. He was 121st in a 126-man field, with his second round marred by a quadruple bogey 9 at the 10th when everything that could go wrong did go wrong. br /> Next comes the defense of his Dubai Desert Classic title in two weeks. Then all roads lead to Augusta for the Masters starting April 6. br /> 'I think if I'm playing bad, the attention will die down quite nicely, to be honest,' Willett said, when asked if the build-up to the Masters will be a hindrance. br /> Initially, the green jacket weighed heavily on the shoulders of Willett. Everyone wanted a piece of him after he capitalized on Jordan Spieth's back-nine collapse to be a surprise winner of the Masters. He popped up inside Wimbledon's Royal Box, and was a guest at the World Snooker Championship in his home city of Sheffield. br /> The attention died down, allowing him to return his focus to golf. But he is without a win since Augusta and has only three top-10 finishes in that eight-month period. br /> 'At the end of last year, I was working hard and doing the right things, but it was like I was knocking my head against a brick wall,' Willett said. 'I wasn't analyzing it properly. It was all just bad. It wasn't, but that's how I analyzed it.' br /> Willett is trying not to get too down about his play in Abu Dhabi. Finishing with two birdies — and two more decent birdie chances — in his final four holes helped, but couldn't disguise his problems in the previous 32. br /> His main issue was pulling lots of shots as he tried to hit a cut. That led to a triple-bogey 7 on Thursday and a quadruple-bogey 9 at the 10th hole on Friday, when he drove left into the desert, went out of bounds with his third shot, found a bunker with his fifth, and then three-putted. br /> Willett said he was 'slightly shocked' at the contrast between his form on the range and his form on the course. br /> 'Christmas golf-course rust,' Willett said. 'All joking aside, I know there were a few horrendous scores in there, but there was some better stuff in there, too.' br /> ___ br /> Steve Douglas is at www.twitter.com/sdouglas80 br />   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Matteo Guidicelli on spotted dates with girlfriend Sarah Geronimo: "It's a blessing."

Matteo Guidicelli on spotted dates with girlfriend Sarah Geronimo: "It's a blessing.".....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Blessing

Army chaplain Major Juan Jerome Daluro  sprinkles holy water on soldiers during their graduation in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro Saturday on Jan 14, 2017. The Army is recruiting 10,000 more soldiers to meet growing security threats and to help in development work. MindaNews photo by FROILAN O. GALLARDO.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Drew and Iya ready for a second baby

BLESSING para sa celebrity couple na sina Drew Arellano at Iya Villania ang pagdating sa kanilang buhay ng panganay nilang anak na si baby Primo. Pero kahit nag-e-enjoy pa sila sa pag-aalaga sa una nilang baby ay handa na rin daw silang magkaroon ng second baby......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

A decade older, Hughes all praises for 23-year-old Parks Jr.

Just like he has done throughout the 2016 Asean Basketball League, Ray Parks Jr. yet again proved last Sunday that he was the star of the show. Stuffing the stat sheet anew with 28 points, eight rebounds, and six assists, Parks Jr. lifted Alab Pilipinas back over .500. The Filipino-American impressed so much that he even had teammate 33-year-old James Hughes, a longtime veteran of basketball, gushing. “He’s a tough guy. I’ve seen a lot of guys throughout my career and he’s one of the tougher guys,” Hughes expressed. He then continued, “Not only is he talented, but he’s also smart. He knows the game at such a young age.” That young age, 23 to be exact, is also what the American reinforcement jokingly hoped to take away from his new teammate. “He’s really young. I wish I could steal some of his youth,” he quipped while chuckling. Still, even with Parks Jr. forming a new bond with Hughes and rekindling his relationship with also new import Sampson Carter, head coach Mac Cuan said it’s far from smooth sailing for Alab. “There’s a concern for us kasi we really can’t gauge kung nasaan kami sa liga kasi dalawa pa lang yung team na nalalaro namin,” he shared. The Filipinos have played five games in the tournament and have gone three-of-three against Kaohsiung and zero-for-two against Singapore. That means that defending champion Malaysia, strong-starting Hong Kong, and dangerous Saigon are yet to come in the schedule. Nonetheless, Cuan was nothing but glad that they already have three wins to show – considering they only held their first-ever practice with one week to go before the season. “Blessing din na we played Kaohsiung kasi nag-aadjust pa lang din sila. So kahit nag-aadjust pa lang kami, nakakuha na kami ng dalawang panalo,” he said. Even the defeats at the hands of the Slingers had a silver lining in the Alab mentor’s eyes. As he put it, “Yung two losses naman, just really mental lapses in the end. We were there in the game and that’s why I believe we can match up with everybody.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

A decade older, Hughes all praises for 23-year-old Parks Jr.

Just like he has done throughout the 2016 Asean Basketball League, Ray Parks Jr. yet again proved last Sunday that he was the star of the show. Stuffing the stat sheet anew with 28 points, eight rebounds, and six assists, Parks Jr. lifted Alab Pilipinas back over .500. The Filipino-American impressed so much that he even had teammate 33-year-old James Hughes, a longtime veteran of basketball, gushing. “He’s a tough guy. I’ve seen a lot of guys throughout my career and he’s one of the tougher guys,” Hughes expressed. He then continued, “Not only is he talented, but he’s also smart. He knows the game at such a young age.” That young age, 23 to be exact, is also what the American reinforcement jokingly hoped to take away from his new teammate. “He’s really young. I wish I could steal some of his youth,” he quipped while chuckling. Still, even with Parks Jr. forming a new bond with Hughes and rekindling his relationship with also new import Sampson Carter, head coach Mac Cuan said it’s far from smooth sailing for Alab. “There’s a concern for us kasi we really can’t gauge kung nasaan kami sa liga kasi dalawa pa lang yung team na nalalaro namin,” he shared. The Filipinos have played five games in the tournament and have gone three-of-three against Kaohsiung and zero-for-two against Singapore. That means that defending champion Malaysia, strong-starting Hong Kong, and dangerous Saigon are yet to come in the schedule. Nonetheless, Cuan was nothing but glad that they already have three wins to show – considering they only held their first-ever practice with one week to go before the season. “Blessing din na we played Kaohsiung kasi nag-aadjust pa lang din sila. So kahit nag-aadjust pa lang kami, nakakuha na kami ng dalawang panalo,” he said. Even the defeats at the hands of the Slingers had a silver lining in the Alab mentor’s eyes. As he put it, “Yung two losses naman, just really mental lapses in the end. We were there in the game and that’s why I believe we can match up with everybody.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

How Fil-Am coach Leo Balayon is leading a small US university to greater heights

Last December 16, Bethesda University, a little-known college from Anaheim, California made U.S. collegiate basketball history when it defeated the Divsion One school Cal State University - Northridge. The Bethesda Flames, led by Filipino-American coach Leo Balayon, became the only member of the National Christian College Athletic Association to defeat a Division One school. Born and raised in Davao, coach Balayon has decades of basketball experience under his belt. He played for Ateneo de Davao's basketball team and eventually became University of the Philippines' assistant coach. He played semi-professionally in China before joining his family in the US, where the sport followed him, and he became the head coach of the men's basketball team and the athletic director of Bethesda University. But it looks like he's found home. Balayon is not just breathing life into a little-known school, he's also providing second chances to players who have had a rough past.   strong>BUCKET LIST /strong> With the win, Balayon not only made history, but he was also able to cross something off his bucket list. 'I want to win against a division one team as a small school coach, that was one of the items on my bucket list,' he said.  And to add to the grandeur of their accomplishment, the win came against a coach like Reggie Theus, a 13-year NBA veteran. 'Being able to accomplish it this past week was really amazing especially doing it against a coach I respect, Reggie Theus is an NBA coach, NCAA coach he's been to the tournament, he's been an NBA all star,' Balayon said. But he didn't do it alone.    strong>BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL /strong> Along with the challenge of coaching a small school, his team consists of players who've had problems in the past, or have come from difficult backgrounds. But they're in it together, nonetheless. 'I know it's a small school, really challenging situation, but it actually allows me to find kids that need help and sometimes the kids we help they come from hard backgrounds. We've had kids who's moms were murdered. We have guys who've lost loved ones,' said Balayon.  Further embracing the situation, Balayon  appreciates the second chance the sport has given to his players.  'We can't get the top 25 high school recruits but we can get these kids that are overlooked and maybe some coaches shy away them just because of where they're coming from or their past mistakes. For us I use this platform to help kids have a second chance.'   strong>TAKE IT FROM THEM /strong> Bethesda Flames guard Rob Bush is a prime example of the hardships some of the players have went through. 'I had to put basketball down for a minute. Because my dad unfortunately died and then my mom was murdered so I had to put it down for a second. I just had to come take care of myself,' Bush said. But Bush is also living proof of how Bethesda's sports program and coach Balayon's coaching have done wonders to rejuvinate players' outlook in life. 'It's a blessing any time you can get on the court. It's blessing that we can wake up and have camaraderie whether it's ups or downs.'  Another player, 34-year-old Buddha Boyd believes the Flames were destined to play together, and are on their way to do great things. 'I always believed in this team was going to do something special because I'm 34, years old playing college basketball, I'm here for a reason,' the 6'5 swingman said.  'After getting to know my teammates and knowing their stories. I just see all of us came together for a reason, something special and the D1 win was just the beginning.'   strong>With a report from Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News /strong> .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

In hindsight: The year 2016 was a blessing!

This is my final column for the Year 2016 and before all else, allow me to greet my former girlfriend, my wife and life-long partner Jessica Ros.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 28th, 2016

Kitkat, bagong blessing ang nasungkit na Best Actress

“SOBRA pong nagulat ako, kasi talaga pong hindi ko ine-expect. Kasi po first time ko and iyong mga kalaban ko mga batikan at bigatin na talaga sa teatro,” ito ang pahayag sa amin ni Kitkat nang naahuntahan namin siya last week. Nanalo ang vers.....»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2016

Direk Vince Tañada, muling kinilala sa 29th Aliw Awards

TRIPLE celebration bale ang naganap last week sa office ni Direk Vince Tañada. Bukod sa blessing ng law firm office ni Direk/Atty. Vince, selebrasyon din ito ng tagumpay ng Philippine Stagers Foundation sa 29th Aliw Awards Foundation, plus inanunsiyo r.....»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsDec 12th, 2016

Pinoy Boyband Superstar wins ambassador search

FEELING blessed ang Pinoy Boyband Superstar Top 12 finalist na si Markus Paterson. Hindi man kasi siya pinalad na mapabilang sa grand finals ng naturang reality-talent search ng ABS-CBN, malaking blessing naman ang dumating sa kanya nang siya ang tanghali.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 11th, 2016

Property & Infrastructure: Most foreign firms owning property in London are registered in tax havens

LONDON -- The vast majority of overseas companies that own property in London, including many used by individuals to help disguise their ownership, are registered in tax havens, according to a report by Transparency International UK and Thomson Reuters......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 5th, 2016

Prelate orders bells rung for dictatorship’s victims, gives protesters blessing

Prelate orders bells rung for dictatorship’s victims, gives protesters blessing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 29th, 2016

‘Getting even better in passing of times’

Bossing Vic Sotto calls the non-inclusion of “Enteng Kabisote 10” in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival a “blessing in disguise.” He says the movie will have a longer playdate (opening Nov. 30) and he’ll have more.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 28th, 2016

Shabu lab, nadiskubre sa Catanduanes

NAGSASAGAWA na ng special operation para sa verification at assessment ang PNP at ng militar sa isang hinihinalang shabu laboratory na naka-disguise na isang warehouse sa Brgy. Palta sa Virac, Catanduanes. Ang naturang warehouse ay pinaupahan sa isang nag.....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsNov 27th, 2016