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Celebrate New Beginnings with the OPPO F5 Youth Now at Php12,990

OPPO Philippines kicks off 2018 with a price drop announcement of the OPPO F5 Youth. Now priced at Php12,990, everyone can experience the innovative A.I. Beauty Technology for natural selfies with 6” Full screen display for an immersive visual experience. “Our OPPO F5 Series is known for its strong value proposition, especially its admirable selfie […].....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuJan 13th, 2018

Alyssa Valdez invites future champions to join Milo sports camps this summer

    Alyssa Valdez's volleyball journey all started with a risk, a leap of faith. As a scrawny kid from San Juan, Batangas, Valdez was initially prohibited by her father to try out sports, as an act of protecting his only daughter. But her mother, a teacher by profession, knew the kind of life lessons Alyssa can learn through sports.  It took some convincing, but Alyssa was eventually given the green light to pursue what she loved.  Now, she's one of the most iconic and beloved volleyball players in the country as a star from Ateneo de Manila and the Creamline Cool Smashers. With the help of her relentless drive, Alyssa Valdez became a testament to sports' power to transform lives. HUMBLE BEGINNINGS When she was younger, Alyssa says she was already active in different kinds of sports. But the young Phenom was held back by her shy nature.  "Isa sa mga nadevelop ko talaga, through playing volleyball is self-confidence," she bared. "I can imagine myself when I was a kid na, wala hindi talaga ako makakausap ng tao. I'm too shy to always interact with other people. So the challenge of pursuing her love for sports awakened something in Alyssa. "There was this turning point na, wala eh, it challenges me. If I don't push myself, paano pa 'yung ibang challenges?" Valdez reflected. Taking up volleyball gave her a sense of self-confidence and self-fulfillment that stemmed from the series of small victories she had garnered throughout her early playing days. By small victories, she meant gradually getting better, and slowly learning the value of hard work. But Alyssa wasn't always the superstar she is today. In her younger years, she says wasn't even part of her team's starting six.  "Noong bata ako, hindi ko talaga natutunan lahat in just a snap. You have to work hard, you have to sacrifice a lot of things," she said. "Per sa lahat ng sinasakripisyo natin, may babalik at babalik din diyan." True enough, with her dedication to help her team, and to continuously improve her play, she eventually got her break. ROUGH START It's hard to imagine Alyssa Valdez as anything short of a phenomenal volleyball player. But like anything great, it took some time for Alyssa to become an athlete of her stature.  As a bench player, she adapted a team-first identity, accepting a role that may not always call for her presence on the court, but was still important to the team's success. Alyssa had to learn to accept the small responsibilities she was entrusted with, like setting up the nets for practice, handing out water bottles for her teammates, as well as cheering from the bench to hype up her squad. Slowly, though, Alyssa was rewarded, not just with wins, but with different life lessons as well.   A LIFETIME'S WORTH OF LESSONS  Looking back now, Alyssa fondly remembers those memories as instrumental in helping her adjust to any situation, on and off the court. She gained confidence from accomplishing all those small tasks, and began trusting herself more.  Beyond accolades and fame, what keeps Alyssa's hunger in sports is its ability to teach lifelong wisdom. As she shares, "It's not about how you perform and be at your best, but, yung after na lessons na nabibigay sakin ng sport. The little things really matter." Alyssa has been carrying all those lessons, even after her success, like the friendships she has garnered through out her career. "In my experience, dahil sa sports, nakilala ko yung mga taong mag-s-stay kahit anong mangyari," Valdez shared. "Alam mo 'yung mga moments na patalo na kayo, 'yung mga moments na hindi mo na alam 'yung gagawin mo... Pero at the end of the day, iiyak at iiyak sila, tatawa at tatawa sila kasama mo."   INSPIRING THE CHAMPIONS OF TOMORROW Now a successful athlete, Alyssa hopes to inspire a new generation of youth to take up sports. Like the kid from San Juan, Batangas, Alyssa believes every child needs to take that risk, that leap of faith, for an opportunity to realize their potential to be someone great, as part of a nation of champions. That's why the Phenom has teamed up with Milo to invite kids of all ages to try any of the 18 different sports clinics the energy drink brand will offer summer, from April 2 to June 3, to get set for a lifetime's worth of lessons and values, on and off the court. "Parehas kami na really wanna pay it forward. Through camps, a lot of camps all over the Philippines," she said. "Ako, yun lang din yung gusto ko as an athlete, gusto ko ma-share 'yung knowledge ko." With Alyssa and her wealth of experience on board, indeed, this summer sounds like the perfect time for children to pursue sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

NYC urges voters to be critical in choosing SK bets

      With no legislation from both chambers of Congress to postpone the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections onMay 14, the National Youth Commission (NYC) said it was now time to be critical in choosing candidates "who personify the valuable traits of a new breed of SK leaders."   "As we celebrate our victory in advocating for the non-postponement of this year's synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections, let us maximize time to encourage other young people who are passionate, dedicated and committed to the service of the youth sector to be part of the reformed SK," NYC commissioner James Ceasar Ventura said in a statement. ...Keep on reading: NYC urges voters to be critical in choosing SK bets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018

FOR MYLES

Davao youth activists call for the immediate release of Myles Albasin, the University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu alumna who was arrested along with five others in Negros Oriental last March 3. The group organized a cultural event on Friday, March 23, in a restaurant in Sandawa Plaza, Ecoland, Davao City to celebrate Albasin's birthday, who just turned 21 in detention last March 21. (Mara S. Genotiva/davaotoday.com)4.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018

OPPO Empowers the Youth Through Unilab Foundation’s Ideas Positive

International smartphone brand OPPO believes in the power of the youth. With this in mind, the brand conducted its first CSR activity for 2018. OPPO Philippines teamed up with Ideas Positive, the country’s premier youth engagement program for healthier communities. Ideas Positive is a program of Unilab Foundation whose mission is to build a healthier […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

All Akihiro wants for Christmas

What would you give your loved ones this holiday season? What's your wish for the coming year? What's your most memorable Christmas? For actor Akihiro Blanco, his family is always on top of his Christmas list. "I want my family to be complete this year. I hope my sister, who works as a teacher in Singapore, will come and visit and celebrate with me and my mom at our house." On the career front, he is keeping his fingers crossed for more projects in 2018. "I wish for more movies and TV shows so that it'll be a happy new year for me!" He swiftly turns earnest, adding: "I pray for good health for me and my loved ones." He considers the Christmases of his youth as the most memor...Keep on reading: All Akihiro wants for Christmas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Russia yet to regain trust of sport before World Cup

By Rob Harris, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Gary Lineker was furious, astonished at how FIFA's executives were handing out the rights to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Leaving the roped off area for dignitaries in Zurich on Dec. 2, 2010, the former England striker provided details of the shocks emerging from a meeting of world football's leadership. Lineker was stunned that England had been knocked out in the first round of voting, backed by only two FIFA executives. Russia won the voting to stage the 2018 tournament, delivering a coup for leader Vladimir Putin, who jetted into Zurich to celebrate. The 2022 vote sent even greater shockwaves through football as the tiny but wealthy desert nation of Qatar secured the World Cup for the Middle East for the first time. Being part of an England bid team that was so resoundingly humiliated by a committee of voters now largely discredited by bribery, financial misconduct and corruption left a deep impression on Lineker. Far removed from the clean-cut image of a player who avoided controversy, Lineker has turned his ire on FIFA and its executives over the last seven years. "FIFA bidding process created a murky world where favors/bribes were just thrown around," Lineker tweeted to more than six million followers only five months ago after the release of an investigation report. "Stinks." Still, Lineker accepted an offer to serve as the face of the 2018 World Cup when he hosts the draw at the Kremlin on Friday. A stage will even be shared with Putin at the seat of power in Russia. Hypocritical? Lineker maintains that taking the draw job and working for a former bid rival is not a "political endorsement." More surprising, perhaps, is that Russia even wants to be so closely associated with Lineker. His trail of tweets adds credence to doubts about Russia's suitability as a host of the world's most popular sporting event. The shadow of the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi hangs over the FIFA showpiece as coaches and officials descend on Moscow to discover their World Cup opponents in June. The International Olympic Committee is still working its way through the mass of evidence unearthed about the state-sponsored doping program around the Sochi Games, banning another wave of cheating athletes this week and deciding whether to bar Russia from entering a team at the Pyeongchang Olympics in February. An architect of the elaborate Sochi espionage scheme, which involved intelligence operatives unlocking supposedly tamper-proof drug-sample units and switching bottles through a hole in the wall of the drug-testing lab, remains in office in Russia. Vitaly Mutko, sports minister during the Sochi Olympics, is no longer in that job because he was promoted by Putin to deputy prime minister. Although even the mild-mannered IOC denied Mutko access to the 2014 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, he remains head of the local organizing committee for the 2018 World Cup. FIFA has attempted to portray the doping as an Olympic problem. But football was infected by the scheme, with World Anti-Doping Agency investigators saying positive tests were apparently covered up and arrangements were in place to protect players from Russia's 2014 World Cup squad if they were to test positive in the country before the tournament. Russia's World Cup squad has not been directly accused of doping, but the documents do include records of alleged drug use among players from youth national teams. They remain under investigation by FIFA as the 2018 tournament looms. According to Mutko this week, Russian players couldn't have been on drugs because they performed badly in Brazil. "If we play like that while doped, then how would we do without?" Mutko said. "It's absolute stupidity." Flying in the face of mounting written evidence, Mutko persists in denying any government role in the doping of athletes. That lack of contrition has contributed to Russia's sporting credibility disappearing down the drain as quickly as the urine samples from doped-up athletes. Sochi tarnished Russia's hopes of being seen as a reliable sporting host. The World Cup offers a platform for the Russians to shed their pariah status in sports. ___ Rob Harris is at www.twitter.com/RobHarris and www.facebook.com/RobHarrisReports.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

OPPO F5 Youth offers something new

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Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 28th, 2017

Discover adventures with new OPPO F5 youth

Discover adventures with new OPPO F5 youth.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 25th, 2017

Taiwanese youth celebrate World IP Day with Igorots

BAGUIO CITY — Taiwanese indigenous youth marched, danced and chanted with Cordillera indigenous peoples as they celebrated the International Day of World Indigenous Peoples here in Baguio City on August 9......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsAug 13th, 2017

Pope headlines grand youth fest finale in Poland

Pope Francis was set to celebrate mass Sunday with some 1.6 million pilgrims in a vast field, wrapping up a emotionally charged trip to Poland which took him to Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJul 31st, 2016

On Masakbayan’s anniversary Cultural group launched

By PATRICK DISTAL AND NATHANIEL FABIAN www.nordis.net TUGUEGARAO CITY — Regional youth group Masakbayan Cagayan Valley forms its cultural theatre arm after a successful 4-day Summer Cultural Arts Workshop for the Youth which culminated last June 12 in the Archdiocese of Tuguegarao, here.  Masakbayan is a distinguished regional youth organization ….....»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated News4 hr. 9 min. ago

Baguio youth groups launch signature campaign vs Train law

BAGUIO CITY — Progressive youth groups in the city initiated a petition against the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, initially signed by hundreds of market vendors and consumers, on June 12 at the city’s public market......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated News4 hr. 9 min. ago

Chicano, Kilgroe top SEATA triathlon; foreign bets dominate YOG elims

John Chicano and Kim Kilgroe stamped their class in the South East Asian Triathlon Sprint Championship while the foreign bets dominated the boys’ and girls’ divisions in the Youth Olympic Games qualifying race in Subic yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News6 hr. 22 min. ago

Experience unique activities this Father’s Day at Ortigas Malls

Father’s Day is almost here, and what other way to celebrate the most special man in the family than to bring him to Ortigas Malls!.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News14 hr. 9 min. ago

Weekly Reflections: Theology of Fatherhood

The Third Sunday of June is celebrated in our country as Father’s Day. Other countries, however, celebrate Father’s Day on different dates, which would remind us that remembering our fathers should not be once a year only, but rather throughout the whole year, every moment of our lives......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated News16 hr. 22 min. ago

A father’s day quote by Helen Rowland

THE Ulirang Ama Awards is one of the projects of the Ulirang Ina Ama Awards Foundation, Inc. that hopes to offer the Filipino community, especially the youth, with role models that exemplify integrity, high moral principles and ideal care and nurturing of children. “A man’s desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish [...] The post A father’s day quote by Helen Rowland appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News17 hr. 35 min. ago

Robredo to youth: Don’t lose hope, good will triumph over evil

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo on Saturday, June 16, urged the youth to remain hopeful about the future of the country as she assured them that in the end, “good will triumph over evil.” Robredo made the statement at the Millennials PH (MPH) National Summit held at ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Official: Bomber kills 21, mostly Taliban celebrating truce

A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday as mostly Taliban fighters gathered to celebrate a three-day cease fire marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, killing 21 people and wounding another 41, said the Nangarhar provincial Police Chief Ghulam Sanayee Stanikzai. Most of the dead and wounded were believed to be… link: Official: Bomber kills 21, mostly Taliban celebrating truce.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Piolo Pascual, Jericho Rosales, Kiko Pangilinan on lessons of fatherhood

MANILA, Philippines – It goes without saying that fatherhood – in all its forms and iterations – changes any person’s life. So to celebrate Father’s Day and to pay tribute to all the fathers who were always there to offer a hug, a hand to hold, a shoulder to cry ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Prime suspect arrested in murder of Philippines priest

According to media reports, the suspect, Adell Roll Milan, was identified by an altar boy who had been preparing to help Fr. Nilo celebrate Mass on June 10, when two unidentified gunmen........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018