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This Week’s Festivals: June 10-16, 2018

June 10 to 12   Kalayaan Festival   The culmination of the celebration of the Philippine Independence Day in Cavite province, dubbed as the "Historical Capital of the Philippines." Started in 2005, the festivities include a float parade, street dancing, trade fair and beauty pageant.   June 12 to 13   Agdahanay Festival   The town of Cuartero in Capiz province celebrates its 146th town fiesta in honor of its patron saint, San Antonio de Padua. The Capiznon word "Agdahanay" means inviting and accommodating others. Events include cultural activities and street dancing.   June 12 to 20   Araw ng Cotabato   ...Keep on reading: This Week’s Festivals: June 10-16, 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

[OPINION] Araw ng Pinatay 2017

I live near the Manila South Cemetery. During All Saints’ Day, it’s a literal fiesta in our place.  Every November 1, out come the buntings and loud music. The sidewalks outside and inside the cemetery become a street hawker’s paradise. Nowadays it’s not only flowers, candles, and street food. They also ........»»

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Hot Stuff: Manila s Newest Hotspot Poblacion, Makati Pulls Of An Epic Independence Day Party!

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Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Playoff disappointments make Cup parade sweeter for Capitals

By Stephen Whyno, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine early playoff exits paved the way for the Capitals' unexpected Stanley Cup run and made the trip down Constitution Avenue all the more satisfying to the NHL champions and their fans. Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom rode the final bus down the mile-long parade route, lifting the Cup to roaring cheers and waving to seas of red in the crowd. Five days after capturing the franchise's first title and the first of any kind by a Washington team in the major four professional sports since 1992, this was their day to soak in winning following so much disappointment. "Because we waited so long, I think it feels even better," Backstrom said. Hundreds of thousands of fans lined Constitution and filled the National Mall on Tuesday to celebrate a long journey fulfilled. One fan held up a sign reading, "Worth the Wait," but before the end of the rally, T.J. Oshie already had the crowd thinking about next season. "There's been a lot of chants," Oshie said. "There's been, "Let's Go Caps," there's been, "We Want the Cup." We've heard in the streets, "We've got the Cup." We've got a new one for you today — "Back-to-back." The serious work of getting geared up for the 2018-19 season begins in the coming days and weeks with decisions on coach Barry Trotz, defenseman John Carlson and other free agents. But for players such as Ovechkin and Backstrom who have been through eliminations at the hands of the Penguins, Rangers, Lightning, Canadiens and Flyers dating to 2008, the partying leading up to the parade isn't close to ending. "It just started," Backstrom said. Much like the Capitals did over the weekend by taking the Cup to local bars and restaurants, the parade was a chance to celebrate with a fan base that had to endure 42 seasons without a Cup. Fans congregated on the National Mall hours before the parade began, filled the steps of the National Archives and lined up 20 deep in some areas to catch a glimpse of players riding more than three dozen buses from 23rd Street to 7th. "Look at this — look at the people that's here" Ovechkin said. "We thought it was going to be crazy, but it's basically nuts. You guys are killing it." Ovechkin, Backstrom, veteran Brooks Orpik, owner Ted Leonsis and team president Dick Patrick took up the most prominent place in the parade on the last bus with the Stanley Cup. Chants of "Ovi! Ovi!" alternated with pleas of "Raise the Cup!" which Ovechkin, Backstrom and Orpik did off and on while sipping from beer bottles. Trotz threw beads from his double-decker bus, but the pending free agent coach saved potentially his most meaningful impact of the day for his speech at the rally. "I know our years of adversity has sort of came to an end," Trotz said. "We did this together and it feels so special. Love this, love the community. We're going to do it again." There's no certainty about Trotz unless he signs a new contract, but the Capitals should have much of their core intact as they try to complete the difficult task of repeating. Before rival Pittsburgh went back-to-back in 2016 and 2017, no team had done it since Detroit in 1997 and 1998. Of course, that didn't stop players from bringing it up to the delight of the crowd that stretched down the Mall almost to the Washington Monument. "I couldn't see the end of people from the stage," winger Tom Wilson said. "It's unbelievable to give back the least we could and just celebrate with them." Beyond the scripted — two high school marching bands, an F-16 flyover, Budweiser Clydesdales and past greats such as Olie Kolzig and Peter Bondra — backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer sprinted around with the D.C. flag, Oshie chugged a beer through his jersey and Ovechkin and fellow Russian Evgeny Kuznetsov dropped F-bombs on stage. Trotz invoked Martin Luther King Jr. by saying, "We had a dream, and we did it." Leonsis quoted John F. Kennedy's "Ask Not" speech. Wilson brought it back to the title by shouting, "Everybody says what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but we brought the Cup home!" By the end of the sun-soaked rally, Capitals players swayed together and sang Queen's "We Are the Champions," a song they've been belting out renditions of with varying sobriety over the past few days. "It's been a long time since we had a championship here in this city," Backstrom said. "To be able to after all these years to bring it, it's great. It's a sports city. There's not another city that deserves a championship more than D.C.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Highlights: Araw ng Kalayaan 2018

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte released a motherhood statement ahead of Independence Day, calling on Filipinos to cherish "the sovereignty that is borne out of the sweat and blood of our heroes," but "sovereignty" is not exactly the word that he should be saying these days without his critics pointing out the remarkable ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Poblacion, Makati s Independence Day 2018 party

MANILA, Philippines – It may have been a rain-soaked Monday night, but Poblacion's nightlife district was bursting with life as people trooped to the area for Repoblacion ng Pilipinas, an Independence Day party. Don Pedro street, the spine of Poblacion's nightlife, was bedecked in all things Filipino: Philippine ........»»

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Floodwaters inundate NCR streets due to heavy rain

        Several streets in different Metro Manila areas were submerged by floodwaters on Saturday brought about by enhanced monsoon rains, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Agency (MMDA).   On its Twitter feed, the MMDA said that Kalayaan Avenue and Maharlika Street adjacent to the Elliptical Road and Biak na Bato Road corner Don Manuel Street in Quezon City experience gutter-deep waters.   The agency later added that a portion of East Avenue in front of the National Kidney Institute and a segment of the southbound lane of EDSA-Tramo in Pasay were also affected by gutter-deep floodwaters.   In an earlier ...Keep on reading: Floodwaters inundate NCR streets due to heavy rain.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

PH Embassy in DC offers free seminars on services

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- As part of "Paglilingkod at Pagdiriwang sa Araw ng Kalayaan 2018", the Philippine Embassy will host the following seminars for members of the Filipino community on Sunday, 10 June 2018, at the Chancery Annex Building:   Programs and Services of the Philippine Overseas and Labor Office-Office of Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA) By Labor Attach Angela Librado-Trinidad and Welfare Officer Josephine Tobia 2:15 PM to 3:05 PM   Social Security System (SSS) Programs and Benefits By Ms. Marites Marin, SSS Foreign Representative- San Francisco 3:05 PM to 3:40 PM   Pag-IBIG Fund Programs and Benefits By Michael ...Keep on reading: PH Embassy in DC offers free seminars on services.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Jeepney – Manila Picture

Tondo street corner Image published by denAsuncioner on 2008-01-21 09:33:43 and used under Creative Commons license. Tagged: , Manila , Tondo , Philippines , fiesta , Santo Nino link: Jeepney – Manila Picture.....»»

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Bata, 4, nalunod sa swimming pool

BENGUET -- Inireport ni Barangay Kagawad Banario Payangdo, ng Baculongan Norte, sa Buguias Municipal Police Station alas- 6:30 ng hapon nu’ng Martes na isang 4-anyos na bata ang nalunod sa Abbao Swimming Pool, Poblacion, Buguias, 3 p.m. ng araw ding iyon. Kinilala ng otoridad ang biktima na si Johnrey Se-gundo….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

Farmer killed in road crash

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A 54-year-old farmer died after his motorcycle crashed into a cargo truck afternoon of May 28, 2018, on Rizal Street, Barangay Poblacion Ilawod,  Pontevedra, Capiz. Police identified the victim as Meliton Alcantara of Sitio Putan, Carles, Iloilo. Initial investigation indicated that Alcantara was on his way to Pontevedra town proper when […] The post Farmer killed in road crash appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Dining Delight: Looking For High Quality Coffee Shops In Manila? Here Are Our Recos!

A true upgrade from your regular morning coffee!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

2 female cops help woman give birth on street in Zamboanga del Sur

GUIPOS, Zamboanga del Sur -- Two female police officers played midwives to a 42-year old mother who gave birth here early Saturday. SPO1 Maridel Balis and PO3 Rosel Maglente, who herself was six months pregnant, were part of a team of patrolling police officers, who were returning to the Guipos town hall, when they spotted Jocelyn Cordero after midnight. Cordero, a resident of Purok Quatro in Barangay Poblacion in Guipos town, had earlier taken a tricycle from her house as she was already having labor pains. But she barely reached the Municipal Rural Health Unit and started delivering her baby. Balis and Maglente responded, though did not have any experience in assisting ...Keep on reading: 2 female cops help woman give birth on street in Zamboanga del Sur.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018
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Tacloban sweeps Aliwan Fiesta honors

The Aliwan Festival 2018 wrapped this year’s event with a bang! The last day of the celebration began with the much-awaited Street Dance and Grand Float Parade competition that startedThe post Tacloban sweeps Aliwan Fiesta honors appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Dinamulag Festival of Zambales joins 2018 Aliwan Street Dance Competition

The annual celebration of Aliwan Fiesta is set to highlight the 2018 Street Dance Competition, which includes the Dinamulag Mango Festival of Iba, Zambales. The Ibayle Street Dancers, consisting ofThe post Dinamulag Festival of Zambales joins 2018 Aliwan Street Dance Competition appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018