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DJ’s old-school charm, plus a bit of razzle-dazzle

Snooty critics may find his music suspect and superfluous, but Daniel Padilla definitely earns some pogi points for expanding the repertoire of his millennial fans.   For his latest concert "D4: Back at the Araneta," held at the Big Dome last week, DJ, as the heartthrob is known in the biz, regaled his ardent followers with songs originally released before his and their time: Spandau Ballet's "True," Simple Minds' "Don't You Forget About Me," Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World," Modern English's "Melt With You," even Apo Hiking Society's "Kumot at Unan" and Sharon Cuneta's "Kahit Maputi Na ang Buhok Ko."   DJ himself was stunned when the youthfu...Keep on reading: DJ’s old-school charm, plus a bit of razzle-dazzle.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 18th, 2018

UAAP: Who has 2 championships in 1 year? Ateneo s SJ Belangel

Only a few people would ever be able to call themselves as champions. In the UAAP alone, getting through a season and getting past seven other teams is already a tall task. In the case of SJ Belangel, however, not only could he call himself a champion, he could actually call himself a two-time champion. And he did that, in just his rookie season for Ateneo de Manila University. That was exactly how he was introduced in the school’s annual bonfire of champions last Saturday at its Katipunan campus. Then, the program host said that Belangel was the first-ever player to win a title in both the Juniors and Seniors divisions in one calendar year. It is yet to be determined if that claim is correct, but the fact of the matter is, in the span of nine months, the 6-foot playmaker is a two-division champion. Of course, he was the court general for the Blue Eaglets who reclaimed the throne in the UAAP 80 Juniors last March Just months later in December, he then played a part in the back-to-back championships for the Blue Eagles in the UAAP 81 Seniors. For that, Belangel is nothing but grateful. As he put it, “Siyempre, sobrang saya. Ngayon ko lang din nalaman na ako yung unang player na nag-dalawang champion sa isang year. Thankful lang ako sa lahat for the opportunity.” But wait… Does this mean the softspoken Bacolod native is actually Ateneo’s lucky charm? Never one to comment on that, he just said, through chuckles, “’Di ko lang po alam. Paghihirapan na lang po namin.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

REINFORCEMENTS HAVE ARRIVED

Miss the PBA yet? Don't worry as there's more action coming your way starting Friday at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City. The 2018 PBA Governors' Cup will tip off this weekend and we have prolific imports in town, 12 of them to be exact. Get to know who they are before we start the third and final conference for this season.   Justin Brownlee --- Ginebra By now, Justin Brownlee needs no introduction but here goes anyway for the benefit of those who don't know him for some reason. Brownlee is a three-time PBA champion for the Gin Kings and a one-time Best Import. His first two titles came in the Governors' Cup. The first one was in 2016 when he hit "The Shot" in Game 6. The second one was last year when he led the barangay to a Game 7 win in front of more than 50,000 fans at the Philippine Arena. He's a Ginebra legend.   Allen Durham --- Meralco The reigning two-time Best Import is back for the Bolts and he's looking to complete some unfinished business. Durham has led Meralco to two Governors' Cup Finals in his previous two stints in the PBA but each time, the Bolts lost to Ginebra for the title. Is third time the charm for Allen Durham and Meralco?   AZ Reid --- San Miguel Arizona Reid won two Best Imports back when he was still with Rain or Shine and he won his first Governors' Cup title when he switched over to San Miguel. Now, the high-scoring import is back for the Beermen after a one-year hiatus. He has some business to finish here and at the top of the list is regaining his lost PBA championship.   Eugene Phelps --- Phoenix El Destructor first made a name for himself in the Governors' Cup. The Commissioner's Cup might not be his best cup of tea but when it comes to the season-ending conference, Eugene Phelps has proven before that he's a force to be reckoned with. With an upgraded local lineup and perhaps better durability this time around, El Destructor might just become extra destructive to the oppposition.   Henry Walker --- Blackwater The Elite made their second playoff appearance last year in the Governors' Cup with Henry Walker. As the no. 8 seed, they were a few minutes away from stunning no. 1 Meralco to go to the semis. Mr. Inspiration has provided nothing but positive stuff for Blackwater and with a longer build up, the Elite might be ready to take the next step in the Governors' Cup in order to salvage what has been a lost season.   Mike Harris --- Alaska The Aces are bringing in Mike Harris as reinforcement in the Governors' Cup. Harris has NBA experience with the Houston Rockets and the Utah Jazz. He has tremendous international experience and the PBA is only the latest in his long list of stops. He has a career average of 3.4 points in the NBA, playing a total of 54 games spread across five seasons.   Akeem Wright --- Columbian The Dyip will have 33-year-old Akeem Wright for the Governors' Cup. Wright was undrafted in the 2007 NBA Draft and since then, he's built an international career with stops in the Middle East and Europe.   Romeo Travis --- Magnolia A close buddy of LeBron James, Romeo Travis is back in the PBA. The first time, he played for Alaska and won Best Import but lost in the Finals to San Miguel Beer  back in 2015. Now, Travis will suit up for the Magnolia Hotshots. Travis of course is part of the LeBron's high school team at St. Vincent-St. Mary.   Olu Ashaolu --- NLEX We've seen Olu in the Commissioner's Cup as he played NLEX's last game of the conference as part of the team's prep for the Governors' Cup. Ashaolu played for Lousiana Tech and Oregon and college and went undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft.   Rashad Woods --- Northport The Batang Pier will go with Rashad Woods for the Governors' Cup. Woods has had memorable stints in Mexico and in the Middle East, where he's known as the "Arab Ace."   J'Nathan Bullock --- Rain or Shine Bullock is back for a second stint with ROS. Last season, Bullock and the Elasto Painters were eliminated in the quarterfinals but not after erasing TNT's twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs. Bullock will join a ROS team that will be coming off an Asian Games campaign in Indonesia.   Mike Glover --- TNT Glover was Globalport's replacement import for Globalport two years ago but now, he'll start for the KaTropa in the 2018 Governors' Cup. The hulking forward went for 25.6 points and 14.0 rebounds in his first PBA tour.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

WATCH: Sarah G channels old-school charm in Miss Granny

MANILA, Philippines – The first full trailer of Miss Granny was released by Viva Entertainment on July 20, promising an entertaining film driven by Sarah Geronimo's old-school charm – and flawless musicality. The film is a Filipino adaptation of the 2014 South Korean blockbuster hit of the same name. In ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

Third time’s a charm for NU’s Caminong

ILAGAN CITY, Isabela -- Third time’s a charm for Evangeline Caminong of Dasmariñas City East Integrated High School After failing twice against beauty-queen-athlete Alexie Mae Caimoso in their head-to-head duel, Caminong did it on her third try. And the 17-year-old farmer’s daughter did it in style here Saturday. Caminong established….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

PVL: Cagande making a name for herself in PVL debut

BaliPure-National University may be the youngest team in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference with its core composed of high school standouts but the Water Defenders are already making their presence felt and could give other established squads a run for their money. After falling short in their debut, BaliPure went on a roll, winning their next three matches to climb to a share of the lead with Creamline and PayMaya. American import Janisa Johnson is scoring consistently since she checked in for BaliPure in their second match while young libero Jennifer Nierva is holding the fort on floor defense. But the recent success of the Water Defenders could also be attributed to the steady game and quick adjustments of setter Joyme Cagande. The incoming Lady Bulldog has been lording over the setting department with an average of 9.1 excellent set per frame.     Known for her superb playmaking for the four-peat UAAP high school champion Nazareth School of NU, Cagande continues to dazzle even in the import-laden commercial league. The reigning UAAP high school Best Setter delivered her best performance yet with 54 excellent sets Wednesday in BaliPure’s 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 32-30, win over BanKo at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.    Cagande welcomes the challenge of setting up plays to imports Johnson and Alexis Matthews, who are grizzled veterans in international play.      “Challenging siya kasi especially may imports. Iba kasi yung speed ng import, iba yung height ng import so kailangan talaga nandoon ang dedication mo para makuha ang eksaktong set for them,” said Cagande, daughter of a Philippine Star senior photographer Joven. Cagande is particularly comfortable playing with Johnson, making their tandem one of the most dangerous setter-hitter partnerships in the tournament. “Actually po kay Ate Janisa sobrang walang pressure kasi nandoon lang ang support niya lagi,” she said. “Always kapag ang set ko mali nandoon lagi ang feedback niya po kaya hindi gaanong mahirap makipag-work together with her.” Johnson in her previous interview said that she likes her role as mentor and ‘mother’ for the young BaliPure players. Cagande surely is learning a lot from the hitter, who is just coming off two big tournaments in France.  “‘Yung mga adjustments po sa mga mistakes (ang tinuturo niya). Sinasabi niya na OK lang mag-commit ng mistakes basta yung ibibigay nyong solution kaagad nandoon,” Cagande said of one of the things she learned from Johnson. With a 3-1 win-loss record the Water Defenders are in the thick of the battle for the outright semis seats. Expect Cagande to be one of the BaliPure players leading the way.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

LOOK: Five no-frills 'OOTD ideas for your Valentine s Day date

Have a date coming up soon? Great news for the ladies, as we have the perfect set of styles you can wear in the most romantic time of the year, for whatever type of date you'll have. Whether you’re off to somewhere fancy or a simple date outside, you’ll surely be ready with looks that will make your special someone swoon. Check out this no-frills guide on how to dress for any of your Valentine's Day plan:   Stroll in the Park A day out in the sun is a date well spent. Look and feel carefree as you enjoy your day out with your beau by slipping on your best floral sundress! We suggest adding a denim jacket and a leather satchel for some texture. Finish off your look with the Keds Champion white sneaker for a classic touch to your happy ensemble!   Fancy Dinner Date We can all agree that a candlelit dinner is the quintessential activity for Valentine’s Day. Dress the part by going for the classics: a no-fail little black dress, some tasteful jewelry, and a cute clutch. Spice up your look by adding some glimmer with a pair of metallic Keds Champion sneakers in navy. Talk about chic and comfortable!   Movie Night If you’re up for a lovely night watching the city’s newest theatre and musical offerings, paint the town red with your cherry-and-white coordinates. A crisp blouse and culottes topped with a red jacket should do the trick! Finish your ensemble with Keds’ limited edition Year of the Dog sneaker for a touch of gold in your look. The golden details, luxe dog-shaped charm, and an alternate red flat laces of this sneaker is perfect to wear for a night to remember! Fuss-Free Brunch Feeling something more laidback? Don’t worry because you can always count on your good old jeans! The perfect way to make this closet staple look date-appropriate is to pair it with an eyecatching white top, and an equally attractive white sneaker. If you’re starting your day with a brunch date, make sure to arrive with a kick of lustre on your shoes. Slip on the Kickstart Shimmer in cream and gold for a shiny accent on your chic but very relaxed outfit!   Arcade Afternoon We’re still feeling pink craze! Aside from scoring points in the acrade games, make sure you also score fashion points by donning a stylishly playful look. We’re going with a pink oversized top, an a-line skirt, and the Keds Triple Kick Shimmer in blush pink for added dazzle and height!   - Visit keds.com.ph and Keds stores nationwide to buy the #OOTD that suits your upcoming Valentine's Day plans! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Japan’s Abe enjoys Duterte’s folksy diplomacy in Philippines

DAVAO CITY &'' With a visit to Philipine President Rodrigo Duterte's bedroom, having one of the world's rarest birds named in his honour and guided by a sockless host, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had a morning to remember on Friday. Duterte, a charismatic politician known at home for his folksy charm, dropped many of the formal protocols normally associated with visits by a head of government as he took Abe on a tour of his beloved southern home city of Davao. Abe's day began with a visit to Duterte's &'8220;simple home&'8221; for a breakfast of sticky rice cakes and mung bean soup, a presidential aide said, with the leaders dining at a wooden table before heading for a look around Duterte's house. &'8220;We also showed him how the president enjoys the comfort of his own bed, including his old and favourite mosquito net,&'8221; Duterte's aide, Christopher Go, wrote on Facebook alongside a photo of the leaders smiling while standing next to the bed. The leaders later had a casual meeting at a hotel overlooking the sea, where Duterte was photographed in a checkered shirt and long pants but no socks &'8212; a familiar look for the 71-year-old who takes pride in his informal fashion style. Abe's next activity saw him standing in front of a stuffed Philippine eagle, the national bird and one of the world's most endangered. A ceremony saw a two-year-old eagle named Sakura after the famous Japanese cherry blossom. Abe was given a photo of the eagle, which is kept at a nearby sanctuary, as well as a fluffy toy version draped in indigenous clothing. Abe, normally blue-suited and politically conservative who nevertheless showed off his fun side last year when he dressed up as video game icon Super Mario at the Rio Olympics' closing ceremony, appeared to enjoy the day. He smiled and laughed throughout the eagle ceremony, and ended his Davao trip at a Japanese-language school where he was greeted by singing and flag-waving children. Abe was the first foreign leader to visit the Philippines since Duterte took office just over six months ago. His two-day trip began on Thursday with a much more formal itinerary in the capital of Manila, where he held meetings with Duterte at the presidential palace. Abe was also the first head of government to visit Davao, the largest city in the southern Philippines that is 1,500 kilometres (900 miles) from Manila. Duterte, a longtime mayor of Davao before becoming president, has made developing the southern Philippines a top priority, arguing the region has been neglected by &'8220;imperial Manila&'8221;. Abe flew from Davao to Australia on Friday afternoon as part of a trip that will include Indonesia and Vietnam. (AFP) 171&'160;total views, 171&'160;views today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2017

Duterte to raise teachers pay Manila Bulletin News

Duterte to raise teachers' pay Manila Bulletin Public school teachers are certain to get their pay increase this year......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News1 hr. 17 min. ago

Computer education a must in schools – Pimentel

The Department of Education (DepEd) should seriously consider revising the curriculum to ensure that public school students are taught basic computer programming or coding skills that would make the Filipino youth “far more valuable in the 21st century workplace,” Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News6 hr. 30 min. ago

DepEd employees, teachers warned vs electioneering

Education Secretary Leonor Briones on Tuesday reminded public school teachers and other education officials not to engage in partisan political activities in the upcoming midterm elections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News6 hr. 30 min. ago

Off-campus activities part of UP education – exec

Taking part in out-of-school activities is part of the education of University of the Philippines students, an official said on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News6 hr. 30 min. ago

Comprehensive school safety program launched

A comprehensive school safety program was launched by the Department of Education (DepEd) yesterday in a bid to reduce risks of natural and human-induced hazards to school children......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News6 hr. 30 min. ago

P13-B GSIS loan released to 36,000 DepEd personnel

State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has released almost P13 billion through its special loan program for public school teachers and other personnel of the Department of Education (DepEd)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News6 hr. 30 min. ago

School of living traditions for Tagakaulo to rise in Malungon

MALUNGON, Sarangani, Jan. 16 (PIA) -- Tagakaulo children in Malungon town, Sarangani Province will soon have a school where they can learn traditional skills and knowledge from masters and culture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News9 hr. 30 min. ago

School of living traditions for Tagakaulo to rise in Malungon

MALUNGON, Sarangani, Jan. 16 (PIA) -- Tagakaulo children in Malungon town, Sarangani Province will soon have a school where they can learn traditional skills and knowledge from masters and culture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News14 hr. 4 min. ago

After witnessing Fiba records, Sisters of Mary Boystown also get financial boost

MANILA, Philippines---A charity organization in Cebu received a massive boost in support from Chooks-to-Go and Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas. The Sister of Mary School Boystown and Girlstown received a monthly P100,000 grant from Chooks-to-Go while also getting to experience three Fiba records during the Chooks-SBP 3X3 Basketball Festival. SBP and Chooks made such an impact to the school that the officials decided to be host future 3x3 tournaments. "If it is really for the benefit of our students, why not?" said Girlstown's Sister Eva Aringo, SM. "Our students are happy, and if our students learn many things from these kinds of events, why not continue? Our desire is to always...Keep on reading: After witnessing Fiba records, Sisters of Mary Boystown also get financial boost.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News18 hr. 30 min. ago

347 EDITS Batch 3 of Christmas Party 2018 at PNHS Baclaran – Manila Picture

Batch 3 of Christmas Party 2018 at PNHS Baclaran "IMG_8163"; 1/250 sec at f/2.0, ISO 100, Aperture priority, 0 EV, Pattern Metering, 50 mm Focal Length, no flash, Red, 5 Star/s Rating; Shot at Parañaque National High School – Baclaran, Rimas Street, Dimasalang Extension, Baclaran, Parañaque, Metro Manila. (14°31’50" N 120°59’56" E, 13.1 ft); Taken… link: 347 EDITS Batch 3 of Christmas Party 2018 at PNHS Baclaran – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

PMMS outlasts PLMun, shares NCRAA lead

Philipine Merchant Marine School flirted with disaster before outlasting Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa, 71-67, in the NCRAA men’s basketball tournament......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

‘BITOKON’: More than half of school kids in Iloilo have worm infection

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo MORE than 50 percent of schoolchildren in Iloilo province have parasitic worm infection, according to the Department of Health–Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) in Western Visayas. John Den Billones, Medical Technologist and Program Coordinator of DOH-CHD 6, said Iloilo Province has the highest number of prevalence rate in Helminth or parasitic worm […] The post ‘BITOKON’: More than half of school kids in Iloilo have worm infection appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

UAAP: League-leading Bullpups get challenged by Nonoy s Tiger Cubs

Games on Wednesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre 9:00 AM – Adamson vs UPIS 11:00 AM – FEU-Diliman vs DLSZ 1:00 PM – UST vs NU 3:00 PM – Ateneo vs UE Nazareth School of National University has set the standard thus far in the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. Coming for them on Wednesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre, however, is a University of Sto. Tomas side led by a triple-doubling talent. The Bullpups are on the hunt for their seventh win in as many games, but will first have to get through the challenge certain to be put up by the 4-4 Tiger Cubs led by super rookie Mark Nonoy starting at 1:00 PM. At the same time, Ateneo de Manila High School (5-3) is on the hunt for a bounce back win up against lowly University of the East (1-7) at 3:00 PM. These two games will be LIVE and EXLUSIVE on S+A, S+A HD, LIGA and LIGA HD There will also be matchups between Far Eastern University-Diliman (6-2) and De La Salle Zobel (3-5) at 11:00 AM as well as between Adamson High School (5-3) and the University of the Philippines Integrated School (1-7) at 9:00 AM. All matchups will also be LIVE on streaming over at sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/uaap and iWant.ph --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019