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Brainy, beautiful & down-to-earth

An economics professor at the University of the Philippines before she joined government (first as a consultant at the Presidential Management Staff, then as Undersecretary at the Department of Agriculture), Bernadette Romulo Puyat has always wanted to reach out to people — whether impressionable students, executives or farmers struggling to make a living......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMay 16th, 2018

I think that I shall never see, a kingdom as lovely as the sea

You don’t need a passport to behold what to me is the most beautiful place on earth......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2017

Fighting Warays stun Lady Warriors, end slump in PVL

Tacloban’s Fighting Warays took a solid 2-1 set lead, lost some steam in the fourth but came armed to the teeth in the decider to score an earth-shaking 18-25, 25-20, 25-22, 20-25, 15-9 conquest of Myla Pablo and her Pocari Sweat-Air Force team and arrest a three-game skid in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News3 hr. 19 min. ago

LOOK: Miss Earth candidates plant mangroves in Legazpi City

LEGAZPI CITY – Miss Earth 2018 candidates recently joined a mangrove-planting activity at Barangay Puro in Legazpi City.  It was a way to "give back" to the planet. Miss Earth is a pageant that focuses on environmental issues. “We cut a tree, so we have to plant a new one. This symbolize that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News5 hr. 45 min. ago

LOOK: Mader Sitang fabulous in yellow Filipiniana

Thai social media star Mader Sitang recently arrived in the Philippines and wasted no time in prettying herself up in a beautiful yellow Filipiniana. Mader Sitang updated her Facebook page around midnight Oct. 20 with a snapshot of herself standing in what appeared to be a hotel hallway, as she spread out the train on her yellow dress. Prior to this post, the Thai celebrity revealed she is currently preparing for an Oct. 20 performance at Fahrenheit cafe and later at The One 690 Entertainment bar. Mader Sitang landed on Philippine soil yesterday, Oct. 19, to the cheer of excited fans. Sitang herself was excited and shared a snapshot taken in front of the airport in Thail...Keep on reading: LOOK: Mader Sitang fabulous in yellow Filipiniana.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News21 hr. 6 min. ago

Miss Earth candidates visit Albay, bat for healthier planet

LEGAZPI CITY: Miss Earth beauties called on the people and world leaders to work together for a healthier planet through plastics innovation. Silvia Celeste Cortesi, 20, Miss Earth Philippines candidate,...READ MORE The post Miss Earth candidates visit Albay, bat for healthier planet appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsOct 19th, 2018

Fifty years of unlocking the child’s hidden treasures

Dr. Maria Montessori’s real claim to our gratitude lies, not so much in the invention of a new method of education, but that she has revealed to us many and beautiful traits in “normalized children,” – traits so unexpected and so new that many writers coined the phrase, “the new children.” Like navigator Christopher Columbus, who discovered the “World Without” (America), Maria Montessori discovered the “World Within”: the world within the soul of the child......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

England hands Spain its first home loss in 15 years

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — It was an odd scene at Benito Villamarin Stadium in Seville: The few visiting English fans were chanting "Ole" at every touch of the ball by their squad, while the home Spanish crowd was jeering its own players. It was only halftime on Monday and the Spaniards had already seen their national team concede three goals for the first time ever in a competitive match at home. By the end, they were witnesses to La Roja's first home loss in 15 years. Raheem Sterling scored twice and Marcus Rashford once in a stunning first half for England, which held on to beat Spain 3-2 in the UEFA Nations League to get back in contention for a spot in the final four of Europe's newest competition. In the other match in League A, Iceland lost to Switzerland 2-1 and was relegated to the second-tier League B. Sterling ended his three-year scoring drought with England with goals on each side of Rashford's strike before the break, leading England to its first win in Spain since 1987. "For a young team, they put in an incredibly mature performance, withstood pressure reasonably well and should all be really proud," England coach Gareth Southgate said. Spain suffered its first loss in a competitive match at home since 2003 against Greece. It hadn't lost at home in 38 matches, and had not conceded three goals in a home match since 1991 in a friendly against Hungary. "It shows how tough it is to come here and win and we have done that," England forward Harry Kane said. "We came out of the blocks firing, great pressing." Paco Alcacer scored Spain's first goal early in the second half and Sergio Ramos claimed the second on the final play of the match. "We have to admit we played very badly in the first half," Spain coach Luis Enrique said. "We made a lot of individual mistakes." Despite the loss, Spain stayed ahead in Group 4 of League A with two more points than England after three matches. Croatia, with a game in hand, was five points behind Spain. Spain could have secured a spot in the last four with a win, while a draw would have ended England's chances of advancing. Only the group winner moves on. Spain started well but its high defensive line struggled against the speed of England's young forwards. The visitors were clinical, scoring on all of their attempts on goal. Spain totaled 25 attempts and 70 percent of possession, and blew it. England opened the scoring early in a fast breakaway. Rashford sent a nice ball into space for Sterling, who entered the area with only the goalkeeper to beat and found the top of the net with a superb finish. It was his first goal for England since 2015, and first ever away from Wembley. "It was a beautiful feeling," Sterling said. "I put a lot of pressure on myself to try to get in the box and score. Sometimes it works for you and sometimes it doesn't, but it's my position to score goals so I need to keep that going." Rashford added to the lead in the 30th after a perfect through ball by Kane, entering the area and finishing with a shot from near the penalty spot. Sterling got on the board again from close range after Kane's set-up in a move which started with a nice pass by Ross Barkley over the top of the Spanish defenders. Spain got on the board in the 58th through a header by substitute striker Alcacer, who has 10 goals in his last six games with club and country. Ramos' last-minute goal also was a header. RELEGATED ICELAND Iceland needed to beat Switzerland for the first time to avoid relegation but the Swiss got off to a two-goal lead and held on to victory. Switzerland routed Iceland 6-0 at home in the team's opener. It moved into a tie with Belgium for first place in Group 2. The Belgians have a game in hand. LOWER LEAGUES In League B, Bosnia-Herzegovina defeated Northern Ireland 2-1 at home to take a six-point lead over Austria atop Group 3. In Group 2 of League C, Finland beat Greece 2-0 at home to remain perfect with four wins and a clean sheet after four matches. Estonia and Hungary drew 3-3 in the group's other match. Luxembourg defeated San Marino 3-0 to take the lead in Group 2 of League D, ahead of Belarus, which was held by Moldova to 0-0......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 16th, 2018

88 Earth warriors compete at environmental-centered beauty tilt

88 Earth warriors compete at environmental-centered beauty tilt.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 15th, 2018

GMA Network inks partnership with Miss Earth

GMA Network inks partnership with Miss Earth.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Meet the candidates of Miss Earth 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Pageant season has kicked off in Manila as the candidates of Miss Earth 2018 met the press during a presentation on Thursday, October 11, at the Diamond Hotel. Around 90 candidates, including the country's Celeste Cortesi, introduced themselves to the press. One of the ladies will succeed Miss ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Perasol knows UP has what it takes to win but we re still scattered

After the UP Fighting Maroons finally strung together their first streak after a tight win over National University last Sunday, they were sent crashing back to earth by University of Santo Tomas t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

What makes Korean rice cake different?

  On the occasion of Chuseok, the Korean Thanksgiving holiday, Korean food expert Lily Min taught me how to make songpyeon paired with baesuk.   Songpyeon is the traditional rice cake usually made during harvest festivals. It is made with rice powder and depending on the region, the stuffing and shape usually vary.   The most common songpyeon are half-moon shaped with nutritious fillings like beans, chestnuts and sesame seeds.   What makes this rice cake distinct is that it is steamed over a bed of pine needles (song in songpyeon means pine tree). The pine is what gives these beautiful bite-size treats their special flavor and aroma.  ...Keep on reading: What makes Korean rice cake different?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

City Council’s game of musical chairs

“Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.”-Malcolm Forbes NEW YORK CITY – The recent game of musical chairs in the Iloilo City Council, where several councilors allied with Mayor Jose “Joe III” Espinosa III lost major committee chairmanships, shouldn’t be considered as an earth-shaking event. With the advent of election campaign for the May 2019 […] The post City Council’s game of musical chairs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Jalalon notches first PBA triple-double as Magnolia whips Blackwater

MANILA, Philippines – Jio Jalalon notched his first PBA triple-double as Magnolia sent Blackwater crashing back to earth with a lopsided 133-99 win in the 2018 Governors' Cup at the Cuneta Astrodome on Wednesday, October 10.  The sophomore guard stuffed the stats sheet with 13 points, 13 assists, 12 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

The landscapes Hans Brumann grew up in

Many of us were raised in a crowded city, the so-called concrete jungle, but lucky are the few who grew up in places where there is, as the real estate ads like to remind us, more grass than glass. It is unthinkable that, as one writer put it, one can love a building more than one can love a tree: "No one can ever shed the landscape that one grew up in. It lives in you. You may love a building, but I don't think that you can love it the way that you love a tree or a river or the color of the earth, it's a different kind of love." In "Paysage" (French for "landscape"), currently on view at Shangri-La Makati, Hiraya Gallery presents the recent works of Hans Brumman. The artis...Keep on reading: The landscapes Hans Brumann grew up in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Doncic scores 15, Dallas tops 76ers 115-112 at China Games

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 15 points, JJ Barea added 14 and the Dallas Mavericks topped the Philadelphia 76ers 115-112 on Monday night to earn a split of the teams' NBA China Games series. Jalen Brunson had 11 points for Dallas, plus got a steal in the final seconds to help preserve the win. Dennis Smith Jr. and Dwight Powell each scored 10 for the Mavericks. Dallas' Ding Yanyuhang played the final 8:33 of the game, much to the delight of the fans in his native China. He missed the teams' matchup when the China Games began Friday because of knee soreness and finished with one point. Joel Embiid led all scorers with 29 points for Philadelphia, going 11 for 16 from 2-point range — though he did miss all six of his 3-point tries. Robert Covington scored 18 points for the 76ers, who got 10 points apiece from JJ Redick and Ben Simmons. Redick made his first shot Monday, meaning he started 11 for 11 on the China trip. He made all 10 of his shots in Philadelphia's win over Dallas on Friday and finished 4 for 9 on Monday. There were six lead changes and two ties in the fourth quarter alone, and the game went down to the very last moment. Daryl Macon made one of two free throws with 13 seconds left to put Dallas up by two, and Brunson added a free throw following his steal to push the Mavericks' lead to three. Demetrius Jackson missed a 3-pointer at the end that would have tied it for Philadelphia. TIP-INS Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki (ankle surgery rehab) remained sidelined, though he did address the crowd pregame in Shenzhen just as he did on Friday in Shanghai. ... Doncic got called for fouling Amir Johnson on a jump ball in the second quarter. Referee Tony Brothers said Doncic swiped Johnson across the arm as they leaped to control the tap. ... Dallas used 15 players, none of them taking more than nine shots. 76ers: Philadelphia committed 70 fouls in China, 35 in each game. ... Embiid had a beautiful reverse pivot to get loose for a dunk late in the first half. Problem was, he slammed the ball into the front of the rim. ... Simmons got a first-quarter technical for flexing after a dunk. ... Philadelphia started 0 for 9 from 3-point range, before Mike Muscala connected. REDICK JEERED The booing of Redick — "polite booing," he called it earlier in this trip to China — continued every time he touched the ball. Redick appeared to use a derogatory term for Chinese people several months ago while taping part of a video where NBA players were wishing fans Happy New Year. Redick apologized quickly after the video came out and said the usage of the slur was unintentional, insisting that he was tongue-tied. HEADING HOME Both teams were flying back to the U.S. after the game. Philadelphia was hoping for a slightly quicker trip than the one that brought it to China; the 76ers had a scheduled stop for refueling in Calgary, Alberta, on the way over and wound up being on the ground for several hours because of a snowstorm. All told, it took Philadelphia nearly 22 hours to get to China. UP NEXT Mavericks: Preseason finale at home Friday against Charlotte. 76ers: Preseason complete, season opener at Boston on Oct. 16......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Illegal miners try their luck in Mozambique ruby rush

MONTEPUEZ, Mozambique: Deep inside a forest, sweating men haul earth out of rough excavation holes and carry it in bags on their backs to a stream. Then they sift for the small, red stones that could make their fortune—miners say they have sold single rubies for thousands of dollars, many times the local monthly wage [...] The post Illegal miners try their luck in Mozambique ruby rush appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

PEACETALK: I wish we can open our minds and hearts.. the Bangsamoro people need us to do that..

My heart is FULL today.. it is overflowing with joy.. and I was never wrong on insisting that i join the visit to Camp Darapanan because I know something BEAUTIFUL and INSPIRING is bound to happen.. It was the first time that I have seen such honor accorded to a person, imagine about 6,000 Moro […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

Tenor Arthur Espiritu gets standing ovations at CCP

Tenor Arthur Espiritu was in perfect from Sept. 26 during his debut recital at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and got not just one but two screaming standing ovations from his predominantly millennial audience. Marvelously assisted by pianist Mariel Ilusorio, Espiritu set the special tone of his recital with Liszt's Tre Sonetti de Petrarca. He rendered it with such lan and impetus one would have to look twice to convince oneself the interpretation came from a Philippine singer. The voice was powerful but the tenor got more approval from the way he used his bel canto gifts to extract beautiful nuances from every phrase. From the French repertoire (Faure's "Apres un re...Keep on reading: Tenor Arthur Espiritu gets standing ovations at CCP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

181006 Day6 Youth in Manila Congratulations + You Were Beautiful + I Loved You + 좋아합니다 I Like You❤😭 – Manila Video

source link: 181006 Day6 Youth in Manila Congratulations + You Were Beautiful + I Loved You + 좋아합니다 I Like You❤😭 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018