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Drew Barrymore opens up about divorce in Manila visit

MANILA, Philippines — The Filipino adage “walang forever” (there’s no forever) applies even to Hollywood stars like Drew Barrymore......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarMar 13th, 2018

WATCH: Drew Barrymore says going to Manila ‘feels like a dream’

MANILA, Philippines — Hollywood star Drew Barrymore’s memories of her second Manila visit will stay with her forever, she said during the red carpet premiere.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

From the Bay to the PH: Stephen Curry s Manila Tour

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry made good on a promise he made to Filipinos three years ago -- to return to Manila.  Stephen’s game-breaking approach to basketball has scored him legions of adoring Filipino fans and followers from all around the globe who revel in every deep 3, every slippery drive to the rim, every sneaky steal.  His popularity has transcended borders, languages and cultures, and nowhere was that more evident than in Manila. Stephen’s first day began with a more than two hour on court workout with his trainer Brandon Payne. From shooting to speed and agility drills, Curry put in off season work as he continues to prepare for the upcoming NBA season. Steph Curry early practice in Manila ! pic.twitter.com/gCYsttNQIa — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) September 7, 2018 Curry wasted no time in tasting the local cuisine, and he couldn't have started with anything better, as he tried out some halo-halo.  Curry tries halo halo pic.twitter.com/Nn6Nm6zdGE — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) September 7, 2018   A cold dessert that includes shaved ice, and various fruits such as shredded coconut, mangoes, jackfruit mixed with gelatin and milk. After touring a Jeepney, he traveled to Mall of Asia for the Under Armour Southeast Asia 3x3 Finals which saw he and his father, Dell Curry, on court for a shooting contest with other local fathers, sons and daughters. The competition was fierce but Dell and Stephen secured the win. From a press conference with journalists who came from all around Southeast Asia to cover the UA Brand House ribbon cutting to a skills competition shootout with his dad Dell, everywhere Stephen went in public, his Filipino fans followed in lockstep, fascinated by the presence of the two-time MVP and three-time World Champion. The fans weren’t the only ones awestruck - Stephen himself was blown away by the incredible landscape and cultural significance of the dense and bustling Manila.  Taking a quick tour of some city sights, Stephen then toured a Jeepney, the flamboyant WWII era truck that still can be found transporting residents throughout Manila. Curry capped off the day with a relaxing Filipino scalp massage at Titan and a visit to his shoe brand's main store. Before leaving the country, Curry dropped by the opening ceremony of UAAP season 81, where he led the legions of student-athletes in reciting the oath of sportsmanship. .@StephenCurry30 officially opens #UAAPSeason81! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/GhSKYky44j — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) September 8, 2018 After a busy three-day visit to Manila, much is left for the MVP's Asian Tour. Curry still has scheduled visits to Japan and China, among other Asian nations. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Duterte makes historic visit to Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem

  JERUSALEM --- President Rodrigo Duterte visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Center here, the first time a Philippine President visited the memorial. Duterte arrived here with his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, and top government officials. In September 2016, Duterte drew criticisms after he compared his anti-drug campaign to the Hitler-led Holocaust, saying he would be "happy to slaughter" three million drug addicts. The President later visited a synagogue in Manila to personally apologize to the Jewish community, in what he described as a "terribly wrong" remark. The President and his daughter also visited the Hall of Names inside the...Keep on reading: Duterte makes historic visit to Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

For proof of alien visitations, visit Bolivia’s Puma Punku

History Channel's highly-anticipated History Con is coming back to Manila on Aug. 10-12 at the World Trade Center. The convention drew 50,000 participants in 2016 and 68,800 in 2017. This world-class convention will feature some of the original award-winning series, such as "Alone," "Forged in Fire," "Pawn Stars," "The Pickers," "Ancient Aliens," "Counting Cars," "The Curse of Oak Island," "Vikings," etc. Katheryn Winnick of "Vikings" fame will make her special appearance in Manila. But what interests me most is History Channel's "Ancient Aliens," the highly popular sci-fi series that "explores the theory that extraterrestrials (ET) have been visiting the Earth for millions of y...Keep on reading: For proof of alien visitations, visit Bolivia’s Puma Punku.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

Palace: Phl not taking soft stance on China

The Palace denied it is going soft on China amid reports of a resumption of build-up over disputed portions of the South China Sea (SCS) that foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have criticized. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the Philippines shares Asean leaders’ concern regarding China’s aggressive actions on what is said to be the world’s busiest waterways.The recently concluded Asean foreign and defense ministers in Singapore issued a statement that did not name China but said that “land reclamations and activities in the area . . . have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions and may undermine peace, security and stability in the region.” The Asean ministers resolved to expedite the code of conduct (CoC) on how to negotiate with China regarding overlapping maritime claims.“Asean’s concern on the Chinese build-up is right because Asean, as a regional bloc, wants to adhere to discussions pertaining to the code of conduct,” Roque said.“We cannot be not joining the call because the Philippines is one of those concerned in this campaign,” he added.Roque also disputed views that Manila is not among those insistent in pressing Beijing to speed up the CoC drafting. “We are not being too soft (on China) but we have an established policy on that. Number one, of course, is we are one with Asean in recognizing that this is a concern for all Asean countries. Particularly that of the freedom of navigation in the West Philippine Sea,” Roque said.“Our common concern is peace security and stability in one of the world’s busiest sea lanes,” he added.During Manila’s hosting of the Asean last year, President Duterte did not cite the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling that nullified Beijing’s sweeping claim over nearly the entire South China Sea.It was the Philippine government that contested China’s nine-dash-line claim before the Hague court. China, however, refuses to recognize it.Apart from the Philippines, other Asean countries also have overlapping claims at the South China Sea including Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei.Reclamation to continueChina in its known mouthpiece Global Times said Beijing is concentrating on civil and not military construction on islands in the South China Sea but insisted that the Chinese “will expand land reclamation.”“Most of the construction on islands in the South China Sea were completed in 2015 and the pace then slowed. Civilian facility construction is the major focus of the South China Sea islands building and the portion of defense deployment is relatively small,” Global Times quoted Chen Xiangmiao, a research fellow at the National Institute for the South China Sea.The size of some South China Sea islands will be further expanded in future through more dredging in the South China Sea region, Chen said.The relationship between China and other Southeast Asian countries, such as the Philippines, has becalmed in recent years, providing a golden opportunity for China to upgrade these areas, he said.China and the Philippines are enjoying good terms as President Rodrigo Duterte maintains a friendly policy toward China, Chen said. “But there is still some domestic pressure that urges Duterte to take a tough stance on China and the South China Sea issue,” Chen said.Foreign media like to hype China’s construction in the South China Sea as they try to make excuses to prevent China’s activities in this region, Zhuang Guotu, head of Xiamen University’s Southeast Asian Studies Center, told the Global Times.“China has the right to build whatever it needs within its territory,” Zhuang said.China’s military deployment in the South China Sea region was “not for military expansion,” but to defend its security and interests, he said.Zhuang and Chen warned the US is the biggest threat to stability in the South China Sea.“The US, Australia, Japan and other allies will constantly provoke China over this issue and that will incite other neighboring South China Sea countries to do the same,” Zhuang said.China’s construction projects in the region covered about 290,000 square meters in 2017, including new facilities for underground storage, administrative buildings and large radar, according to a report released in December on the nanhai.haiwainet.cn website run by the National Marine Data and Information Service and People’s Daily Overseas edition. No foreign vessels at BenhamThe Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has not monitored any foreign vessels at the Philippine Rise, formerly known as Benham Rise, during its latest patrol in the area. Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, AFP-Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) spokesman, said that based on the latest patrol conducted by Nolcom troops, there was no presence of foreign ships at Philippine Rise.“As of now, we don’t have a report that there is presence (of foreign vessels) in Benham Rise,” said Nato.Earlier, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced that President Duterte has banned foreign ships at the Philippine Rise and ordered the military to patrol the area.The announcement came following an uproar from government critics after the Duterte administration allowed the Chinese to conduct scientific research at the Philippine Rise.Nato, however, said that Nolcom is yet to receive official order regarding the matter.But Nato maintained that with or without the latest directive, Nolcom has regularly conducted air and maritime patrols along Philippine Rise.Apart from Nolcom, the Air Force and the Philippine Navy, Nato said that the Philippine Coast Guard, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the Philippine National Police-Maritime Group (PNP-MG) also conduct their own patrol in the area.He said the Nolcom uses air and naval assets of the Navy and the Air Force units under its jurisdiction.“We conduct our patrols regularly. It is a mandate of Nolcom forces so that is continuous with or without the directive from higher ups,” said Nato.According to Nato, Nolcom conducts three to four maritime and air patrol at Philippine Rise per month as part of the government efforts to secure the country’s maritime domain.ML ruling lauded, hitThe Supreme Court’s (SC) decision to uphold Mr. Duterte’s year-long martial law extension in Mindanao also drew mixed reactions.The High Court on Tuesday voted 10-5 junking militant groups’ petition and finding “sufficient factual basis” to extend martial law and suspend the privilege of wirt of habeas corpus in Mindanao until December 31, 2018.Roque welcomed the ruling saying that it affirms the need to continue protecting citizens from the threat of terrorist groups, primarily Islamic State (IS)-inspired fanatics.But for Left-leaning groups who petitioned the SC to lift martial law, the court decision opens up more crackdowns and human rights violations.The Palace official has insisted that human rights will be respected amid security operations.“The SC ruling underscores the unity of the whole government in its bid to defeat terrorism and prevent the spread in other parts of the country of DIWW and other like-minded local and foreign terrorist groups,” Roque said.“The majority of votes is a manifestation of confidence on law enforcement agencies that they shall, like they had been doing before, continue to protect our people, secure Mindanao, and pursue the bigger task of rehabilitation while upholding the rule of law, Human Rights, and International Humanitarian Law,” he added.Human rights watchdog Karapatan sees the contrary in the government’s motives, saying that the year-long military rule will boost attacks on the people.The continuous implementation of martial law in Mindanao will allow the unhampered massive rehabilitation in war-torn Marawi City and boost the security forces campaign to finish off the rebellion, the Department of National Defense (DND) said. In a statement, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutionality of the one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao will definitely boost government efforts to rebuild Marawi City and address continuing rebellion.The defense chief welcomed the SC decision as a vote of confidence to the government security forces.“The DND – AFP is grateful for the trust and confidence of our public institutions and the support of the Filipino people,” said Lorenzana. Mario J. Mallari.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Furore over ?disgusting? kiss by Philippines? Duterte

Furore over 'disgusting' kiss by Philippines' Duterte MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte drew condemnation Monday after kissing a Filipino woman onstage during his visit to.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

‘Santa Clarita Diet’ renewed for season 3

Could the Philippines given them luck? Just less than two months after kicking off a promotional tour in Manila for the second season of zombie comedy series Santa Clarita Diet, the Drew Barrymore-Timothy Olymphant-starrer has just been renewed for a third season by entertainment streaming platform Netfix. The American video-on-demand company that has succeeded in [...] The post ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ renewed for season 3 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Drew Barrymore spills secrets behind eating ‘corpses’

MANILA, Philippines — Before starring in “Santa Clarita Diet,” Hollywood star Drew Barrymore lost weight following a vegan diet.  .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

WATCH: Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant say ‘Mahal ko kayo’

MANILA, Philippines — Hollywood stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant expressed how much they love their Filipino fans during the season 2 red carpet pre.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

WATCH: Hollywood actor Timothy Olyphant on living in Davao

MANILA, Philippines — Primetime Emmy Award winner Timothy Olyphant, star of the Drew Barrymore-starrer “Santa Clarita Diet,” shared during the series’ season.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant overwhelmed with Manila fans

The Hollywood stars graced the Manila premiere of their hit Netflix series, 'Santa Clarita Diet.'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Drew Barrymore chills in Manila: ‘I’m a Filipina deep inside’

Hollywood star Drew Barrymore is apparently having a chill time in Metro Manila, if one were to go by social media posts. On Instagram, she's seen at Mireio at Raffles, Makati, with SM Malls COO Steven Tan who posted his chat with the actress: "DB: 'I'm a Filipina deep inside, my house is ruled by Filipina mafia.' We also talked about our favorite travel destination and food. How she became independent at a very young age...she's so cool." Also on Instagram, Vera Wang store executive Obee Ham posted a selfie with Barrymore at Mireio that night. Tan told Lifestyle how impressed he is with the actress. "Super nice and down to earth....and full of humor." Barrymore is in Me...Keep on reading: Drew Barrymore chills in Manila: ‘I’m a Filipina deep inside’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018

Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant in Manila for ’Santa Clarita Diet’ season 2 premiere

MANILA, Philippines – Santa Clarita Diet, Netflix's dark, hilarious contribution to the zombie genre, is returning for a second season, and stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant are convinced that it's even better than the critically-favored first run. (READ: Binge-worthy: 'Santa Clarita Diet' ) The show follows a married couple, Shiela and Joel, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant share fond Philippine memories

MANILA, Philippines — “I used to live here (Philippines),” Timothy Olyphant enthused Monday night during the second season red carpet premiere in SM Megamall.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

LOOK: Drew Barrymore is in Manila!

LOOK: Drew Barrymore is in Manila!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Why Drew finds her Santa Clarita Diet role ‘liberating’

MANILA, Philippines — Drew Barrymore introduced us to her two kids, Douglas and Lucy, during our 30-minute interview last October at the Santa Clarita set of.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

‘Comfy’ Drew Barrymore arrives in Manila, takes ‘grou-fie’ with airport staff

ONE of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Drew Barrymore, was sunny, smiley, and comfy on her arrival in Manila on Sunday morning. The “Charlie’s Angels” star posted a photo on her Instagram account in a “grou-fie” with a happy bunch of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Immigration personnel. Sweet and witty she captioned it, “We have arrived. Safe, [...] The post ‘Comfy’ Drew Barrymore arrives in Manila, takes ‘grou-fie’ with airport staff appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Drew Barrymore is coming to Manila!

and for Marian and I, it’s our way to unwind na rin after work.” The doting parents, however, set rules for their daughter. “By 8 pm, it’s lights out at home. Dapat talaga may disiplina sa panunuod,” Dingdong stated. With the topic still about their set up at home, the couple was very open in [...] The post Drew Barrymore is coming to Manila! appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 4th, 2018

Maamo opens Aiba bid vs Botswana foe

MANILA, Philippines -  Flyweight Dannel Maamo drew Botswana’s Mahomed Otukile in the first round and Cuban top seed Yosvany Veitia in his group in the elimin.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 25th, 2017

Duterte visit opens new chapter in PH-Russia relations - Manila Bulletin

Duterte visit opens new chapter in PH-Russia relations - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 20th, 2017