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Festival Queen from Tacloban seizes half of 2018 Reyna ng Aliwan’s special awards

Chelsea Fernandez, the beauty queen representing Sangyaw Festival, seized half of the special awards in the 2018 Reyna ng Aliwan pageant night. Hailing from Tacloban City, the happiest city ofThe post Festival Queen from Tacloban seizes half of 2018 Reyna ng Aliwan’s special awards appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource: dzrhnews dzrhnewsApr 28th, 2018

Chelsea Fernandez of Tacloban City bags 3 special awards

Candidate #11 Chelsea Fernandez representing Sangyaw Festival is definitely one of the happiest persons in the world after bagging three special awards during the Reyna ng Aliwan 2018 pageant. SheThe post Chelsea Fernandez of Tacloban City bags 3 special awards appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Youngest Reyna ng Aliwan candidate pushes youth to pursue dreams

‘Kung kaya ko, kaya niyo din‘ It is a dream come true for 17-year old Ella Mariz Andrei Cayabyab, the 2018 Queen of the Boling-Boling Festival, to participate in theThe post Youngest Reyna ng Aliwan candidate pushes youth to pursue dreams appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Big wins for ‘Bagahe,’ ‘Nervous Translation’

  "Everyone kept raving about the actors' performances, especially of my lead actress," said "Bagahe" director Zig Dulay while in Morroco to receive the best actress trophy for Angeli Bayani from the 2018 Festival International du Film Transsaharien de Zagora. Angeli plays Mercy, a woman being investigated for allegedly abandoning her child in an airplane trash bin. On Dec. 18, she bagged the Prix du Meilleur Role Feminin prize for best actress, while Zig brought home the Audience's Choice and the Critics' Special Mention awards. "Almost all of those who approached me after the film's screening wanted to greet Angeli. Even the award citation specifically mentioned her,"...Keep on reading: Big wins for ‘Bagahe,’ ‘Nervous Translation’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

Exciting Bicol Festival of Festivals Showdown 2018 WINNERS

Exciting Bicol Festival of Festivals Showdown 2018 WINNERS CHAMPION – Coron Festival of Tiwi, Albay 1st Runner Up – Burac Festival of Virac, Catanduanes 2nd Runner Up – Palong Festival of Capalonga, Camarines Norte SPECIAL AWARDS Best in Costume – Coron Festival – Best in Street Dancing (Moving Choreography) – Sugbo Festival of Caramoran, Catanduanes […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

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

Tacloban makes a sweep in this year’s Aliwan Festival

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 makes a sweep in this year’s Aliwan Festival appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Beauty and brains dominate Reyna ng Aliwan Festival Queen pageant night

Supporters and fans of the 20 stunning candidates of Reyna ng Aliwan across the country flocked in front of the Aliw Theater to witness their bets and favorite contestants gracefullyThe post Beauty and brains dominate Reyna ng Aliwan Festival Queen pageant night appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Former Aliwan Festival Queen bags Miss Eco International crown

The Philippines took home the crown for the Miss Eco International 2018 pageant. Miss Eco International Philippines Cynthia Thomalla was hailed this year’s Miss Eco International during the coronation nightThe post Former Aliwan Festival Queen bags Miss Eco International crown appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2018

Reyna of Dinamulag Mango Festival feels confident of winning the crown in this year’s Reyna ng Aliwan

Candidate number 14 Joanna Marie Rabe feels confident that she will bring home the crown in this year’s Reyna ng Aliwan Festival Queen pageant. According to Rabe, before participating inThe post Reyna of Dinamulag Mango Festival feels confident of winning the crown in this year’s Reyna ng Aliwan appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

2018 Sinulog Queen gets support from previous Aliwan Queens, Sto. Nino

While she feels pressured with the expectations of her fellow Cebuanos, Shaila Mae Rebortera, the 2018 Queen of the Sinulog Festival, looks at the bright side of having predecessors whoThe post 2018 Sinulog Queen gets support from previous Aliwan Queens, Sto. Nino appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Aliwan Fiesta 2018 kicks off with arrival of Reyna ng Aliwan candidates

20 beauty pageant queens from numerous festivals in the Philippines have come together in order to compete for the crown of the Queen of All Festivals, Reyna ng Aliwan. OnThe post Aliwan Fiesta 2018 kicks off with arrival of Reyna ng Aliwan candidates appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

New Year, new shows

WITH THE NEW YEAR comes new shows and encores to the delight of theater fans. Here are some of the plays, musicals, ballets, and a special music festival which are scheduled for the first half of 2018. Comedy of Tenors Jan. 26 to Feb. 18 Onstage Theater, Greenbelt Mall 1, Paseo de Roxas St., Makati […] The post New Year, new shows appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

BEST OF 5 PART 2: In 2006, the reign of the Red Lion began

Read Part 1 of ABS-CBN Sports’ Best of 5 series on the San Beda Red Lions here. --- San Beda College is the winningest team in all of NCAA basketball. With 21 championships in the Seniors division, they have four more than second-running archrival Colegio de San Juan de Letran. Almost half of that total comes from the last 12 years where the Red Lions have claimed 10 titles. A dozen years ago, Mendiola having the rightful claim as the winningest all but seemed to be a far- fetched idea. Back in 2005, the red and white only had 11 championships in the Seniors division – way behind what the Knights had. THIS ISN’T WHAT YOU KNOW Then, San Beda was not the dynasty that it is now – and not even one of the top contenders as that recognition belonged to Letran and Philippine Christian University. More than that, they were also right smack in the middle of a 28-year title drought, with their last title coming in the late ‘70s. That 1978 championship was under the guidance of famed mentor Bonnie Carbonell. After him, a number of coaches tried to take home the championship for the Red Lions only to come up short time and again. THEN AND NOW Enter Koy Banal in 2005 and continuing into 2006. And just to give him a good start, he brought along the very same Carbonell who was the school’s last vestige of a championship. “I brought in Freddie Abuda sa coaching staff to add to Chito Victolero and JB Sison who were already there. More important was I also got coach Bonnie Carbonell who was my hero,” he shared. He then continued, “He’s the one who inspired me to coach and he was the last coach who gave San Beda a championship.” As it turns out, Carbonell’s arrival was some sort of premonition as that year was the magical season they had long been waiting for. Even Banal, 11 years since and numerous stints in the PBA and PBA D-League after, could not forget that magical season. As he put it, “That year was really special. That is still in my heart, that is still in my memory. You won’t forget those experiences.” THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM So much so that the now 56-year-old head coach could still narrate what had happened then like it was yesterday. The story of San Beda’s modern-day dynasty starts at the end of Season 81 – following another finish outside of the playoff picture. “Right after our last game in Season 81, I just gave the players one week off,” Banal recalled. “I told them Season 82 is already starting for us.” And so, from October of 2005 onto 2006, they were already gearing up for another shot at ending an almost three-decade long title drought. KINGS OF THE QUEEN CITY OF THE SOUTH That gearing up took them as Cebu where, in Banal’s eyes, all came together for them. “Ang key rito is yung aming preparation. I wanted to create adversity kasi nga I wanted to buil their character kaya we went to Cebu,” he said. He then continued, “’Di lang kami sa isang gym naglaro. Nagpunta kami mismo sa campuses – sa UV (University of Visayas), sa UC (University of Cebu), sa USC (University of San Carlos), USJ-R (University of San Jose-Recoletos. Yun talaga yung key kasi araw-araw na laro tapos may practice pa.” He also added, “Dun talaga kami nag-bond kasi biro mo, magkakasama kami ng one week. Dun talaga nabuo ang San Beda.” Still, all those preparations would have been all for naught without game-changing players. CATALYST FOR CHANGE Fortunately for Mendiola, that time also saw them with perhaps the biggest game-changer in the history of the NCAA. Banal’s very first order of business when he took the job was to bring in a big man – and not just a big man, but a dominant big man. “The primary plan was to recruit a dominant big man because that was the problem of San Beda in the previous seasons. The solution to the problem? A six-foot eight-inch powerhouse hailing from Nigeria. “We brought in Sam Ekwe. I believe his arrival turned the tides for us kasi Rookie (of the Year)-MVP, ano pa bang pwedeng ibigay sa kanya nun,” the mentor said. Indeed, from the get-go, Ekwe proved to be a force the league had not seen before and averaged 10.6 points, 16.5 rebounds, and three blocks. While he has always had the tools, Banal said what made him special was that he was more than willing to know more about how to make good use of those tools. “Very dominant, but willing to learn and listen and follow. Kaya I would like to give the credit to Freddie Abuda kasi siya ang tumutok talaga,” he said. BREAKTHROUGH With Ekwe wowing just about everybody all the way to both the MVP and RoY awards, the Red Lions followed his lead all the way to the championship round. There, they bested the Dolphins – then with future PBA stars such as Beau Belga, Jayson Castro, Gabby Espinas – in an epic three-game series. And it wasn’t even until the very last seconds when Belga’s would-be game-winner clanged off the rim and into the hands of Yousif Aljamal that the decision was definite – Mendiola’s title drought has come to an end. For the head coach who ended it all, even at that moment, he knew full well that it wasn’t about him. “Yung iniisip ko talaga, para sa mga players e. Yung sakripisyo nila, nagbunga kaya kung makikita mo yung video nun, bawat isa, umakap sa akin e,” he said. He then continued, “Special talaga yun, nasa puso ko yun at ‘di makakalimutan. Nothing compares to the championship we all won in San Beda.” FULL CIRCLE As if the good ending needed to be even better, that 28-year wait was tied up neatly by the presence of one Bonnie Carbonell – the head coach of the last title before the drought and a consultant of the first title after the drought. “After winning the championship, kami ni coach Bonnie, may maganda kaming kuha na nag-akapan kaming dalawa. ‘Di ko rin makakalimutan yun,” Banal said. Until now, it’s not just Banal who hasn’t forgotten. Nobody at all will be forgetting about San Beda, winners of 10 of the last 12 championships, anytime soon. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

WATCH: Ex Battalion’s Performance at the Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi Ng Parangal 2018 – Manila Video

The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2018: Gabi ng Parangal was held last December 27, 2018, Thursday, at The Theatre, Solaire Resort & Casino. The executive committee announced the winners at the 2018 awards night (Gabi ng Parangal). Here’s Ex Battalion as they perform their famous tracks! SUBSCRIBE for more exclusive videos: www.youtube.com/VivaEntertainmentInc Follow us… link: WATCH: Ex Battalion’s Performance at the Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi Ng Parangal 2018 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

FULL: Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 AWARDEES! – Manila Video

The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2018: Gabi ng Parangal was held last December 27, 2018, Thursday, at The Theatre, Solaire Resort & Casino. The executive committee announced the winners at the 2018 awards night (Gabi ng Parangal). LIST OF WINNERS: Best Float: “Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles” Best Child Performer: Phoebe Villamor, “Aurora” Best… link: FULL: Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 AWARDEES! – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

Go vows support for local TV, movie industries

Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has pushed the holding of more film festivals to promote quality Filipino films. At the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Gabi ng Parangal at the Solaire Resort and Casino, Bong Go urged movie makers to create more quality films to cater to different […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

Kapuso personalities bag top honours at the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival Awards – GMA News

Kapuso personalities bag top honours at the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival Awards  GMA News Several Kapuso personalities won major accolades at the recently concluded 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival Awards held at The Theater at Solaire. Source link link: Kapuso personalities bag top honours at the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival Awards – GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: MMFF 2018 Gabi ng Parangal

MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 Gabi ng Parangal took place on Thursday, December 27 at the Theater in Solaire, with Rainbow's Sunset winning the top awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Joel Lamangan, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor and Actress for Tony Mabesa ........»»

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‘Rainbow’s Sunset’ bags most MMFF awards in Gabi ng Parangal

      The LGBT-themed drama "Rainbow's Sunset" bagged the most number of awards in this year's edition of the Metro Manila Film Festival "Gabi ng Parangal" held on Thursday night. The film, produced by Heaven's Best Entertainment, won the best picture award, as well as the best director honor for Joel Lamangan. Veteran thespian Gloria Romero was proclaimed best actress, while her leading man in the film, Eddie Garcia, was awarded a Special Jury Prize (for an actor). "This is the best Christmas gift," said Romero of her award. "I did not expect that at my age, 85 year old, I would still win something like this." Meanwhile, Tony Mabesa and Aiko M...Keep on reading: ‘Rainbow’s Sunset’ bags most MMFF awards in Gabi ng Parangal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

VOLLEYBALL IS LIFE: A look back at Philippine volleyball in 2018

Glorious victories, dynasties, historic feats, controversies and memorable moments once again highlighted another fruitful year for Philippine volleyball.   Now, let us take a look back in the year that was in volleyball:   DYNASTY Powerhouse teams continued to thrive in the country’s most popular collegiate leagues. Arellano University muscled its way back into the NCAA Season 93 Finals and met a newcomer in San Beda University. The Lady Chiefs did find the Lady Red Spikers as feisty opponents in their first championship meeting, needing five sets to survive San Beda in Game One. But it didn’t take long for Arellano U to stomp its class over the newbies to capture its second straight title and fourth overall crown in five years. De La Salle University painted UAAP Season 80 green after annexing its third straight title handing legendary head coach Ramil De Jesus his third grand slam in the country’s most popular and competitive collegiate league. Second year setter Michelle Cobb stepped up to the challenge of filling the big shoes left by Kim Fajardo and complemented the depth and firepower of DLSU. Far Eastern University, which advanced into the Finals for the first time after a decade, stood no chance against the onslaught of the Lady Spikers, which swept their way onto throne. University of Perpetual Help completed a four-peat in the NCAA juniors after sweeping Letran. Philippine Air Force snatched the Premier Volleyball League men’s Reinforced Conference crown and the Spikers’ Turf Open Conference title. Sisi Rondina cemented her legacy as the UAAP’s queen of the sands after completing a three-peat in women’s beach volleyball. Rondina wrapped her tour of duty with four titles in five years. The Tigers ruled the men’s division.       YEAR OF THE UNDERDOGS San Beda University made great strides in NCAA Season 93 after earning its first-ever Finals appearance behind the efforts of Cesca Racraquin and twins Nieza and Jiezela Viray. The Lady Red Spikers closed the elims with an 8-1 win-loss record and took down Perpetual in the semis. Languishing at the bottom half of the standings since the return of its women’s volleyball program in 2008, Jose Rizal University made history by advancing into the Final Four. Shola Alvarez capped the Lady Bombers’ remarkable season by pocketing the Most Valuable Player award.   Far Eastern University made it to the UAAP women’s volleyball Finals by booting out crowd-favorite Ateneo de Manila University in the semis.  For the first time in five years, the Blue Eagles found themselves in a very difficult position in the Final Four. With a twice-to-win disadvantage, the Marck Espejo-led Ateneo shocked FEU – a team that beat them twice in the elims – to march to its fifth straight championship appearance.      But the real underdog story belonged to NU. After three years of finishing runner-up to the Blue Eagles, the Bulldogs led by Bryan Bagunas finally got their long-awaited revenge as they swept Ateneo off its three-year reign at the throne.     OFF COURT STORIES, CONTROVERSIES University of the East parted ways with head coach Francis Vicente midway in Season 80 after three and a half seasons with the Lady Warriors. Vicente left for ‘personal reasons’ with a UE coaching record of 2-45 (win-loss). Red Warriors head coach Sammy Acaylar also resigned from his post midway in the season. University of Sto. Tomas hitter EJ Laure after months of speculations to the real reason of her sitting out UAAP Season 80 broke her silence by saying that needed time to recover from her right shoulder injury to end all the rumors circulating including an alleged pregnancy.    Sound bites, videos and clips that show collegiate players’ ‘human side’ made its rounds around social media that drew mixed reactions from fans.  Just like in the previous years, controversy filled the formation of the national women’s volleyball team. Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. initially named Ramil De Jesus as the national team coach but just two months after his designation, the multi-titled DLSU mentor resigned from his post citing ‘conflict of schedule’. Shaq Delos Santos took over De Jesus’ spot. Netizens went abuzz when the composition of the national team that participated in the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games was released as fans give their different views on who should and should not be included in the roster.             LVPI named a new president in Peter Cayco of Arellano U to replace Joey Romasanta during the association’s election.   WRITING HISTORY Smart’s Cuban import Gigi Silva carved a world scoring record in the Philippine Superliga after scoring 56 points in a lost cause against Cocolife in the 2018 Grand Prix. Silva pounded 53 kills and had three aces to land her name in the fourth spot in the women’s world scoring record behind Polina Rahimova of Azerbaijan’s 58 points in 2015 while playing in Japan, American Madison Kingdon’s 57 (2017 Korea Volleyball League) and Bulgarian Elitsa Vasileva’s 57 (2013 Korea Volleyball League). Silva also surpassed the 55 points of Americans Nicole Fawcett (2013 KVL) and Alaina Bergsma, who led Petron to the 2014 PSL Grand Prix crown, (2016 KVL).     Not to be outdone, local volleyball star Marck Espejo had a 55-point explosion of his own in the Blue Eagles’ five-set Game 1 UAAP Final Four win over FEU. The five-time MVP pounded 47 attacks, had six kill blocks and two service aces for the Katipunan-based squad. Espejo scored 11 points in the deciding frame including Ateneo’s last four to seal the win in the match that lasted for two hours and 21 minutes. Espejo’s feat fueled Ateneo’s eventual semis series win over the twice-to-beat Tamaraws.  Espejo and DLSU libero Dawn Macandili were named as the Philippine Sportswriters Association’s 2017 Mr. and Miss Volleyball.     The Philippines saw three players make their mark in the international scene this year as Espejo and sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Santiago-Manabat were tapped as imports in Japan’s V. Premier League. Espejo is now playing for Oita Miyoshi Weiss Adler while Jaja and Dindin suit up for Saitama Ageo Medics and Toray Arrows, respectively.     After 36 long years, the Philippines sent a women’s volleyball team to participate in the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. The squad won against Hong Kong in straight sets in pool play in the country’s first Asian Games victory since defeating India in the 1982 New Delhi Games. The PHI advanced in the quarterfinals but went home empty-handed. The Filipinas ended up at ninth place in the AVC Asian Cup. Sisi Rondina and Dzi Gervacio made waves in the country’s hosting of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open after the duo barged in the quarterfinals. The tandem eventually bowed down to eventual champion Japan. The NU Bulldogs brought its bark into the international scene and howled its way to giving honor to country by winning the ASEAN University Games gold medal at the expense of Thailand. Volleyball proved to be the most talked about sport in the country as #UAAPSeason80Volleyball became the most tweeted sports hashtag in 2018.   SMASHING WIN, BLAZING VICTORY Creamline became the most successful club in the Premier Volleyball League this year after winning its breakthrough Reinforced Conference crown before following it up with a title romp in the Open Conference. Alyssa Valdez finally ended a two-year title drought after leading the Cool Smashers to the Reinforced Conference throne.   Creamline’s Michele Gumabao joined Binibining Pilipinas and represented the country im the 2018 Miss Globe in Albania, landing at the top 15.     Petron lorded it over in the PSL after winning the Grand Prix and All-Filipino Conference titles at the expense of archrival F2 Logistics, which ruled the Invitational Conference. University of the Philippines ended a 36-year title drought by claiming the PVL Collegiate Conference championship and followed it up by reigning supreme in the PSL Collegiate Grand Slam The SiPons tandem of Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons of Petron annexed their second straight PSL Challenge Cup beach volleyball title. University of Perpetual Help reclaimed the NCAA men’s title after taking down Arellano University as the Altas bagged it 11th title overall.           National University took back the title it lost last year in the UAAP boys’ tournament while De La Salle-Zobel bagged the girls’ mint. The Beach Volleyball Republic continued its advocacy of propagating the sport throughout the country.   END OF THE ROAD After winning three straight UAAP titles, the Lady Spikers bid goodbye to its Big Three in Kim Kianna Dy, Majoy Baron and Dawn Macandili. Season 80 saw the end of the six-year Ateneo-DLSU Finals rivalry as the Lady Eagles bowed down to FEU in the semis. The Blue Eagles three-year reign ended at the hands of NU as Ateneo gave its farewell to its greatest men’s volleyball star Marck Espejo and prized setter Ish Povorosa.    NU’s four-year domination in the girls’ division was snapped by DLS-Zobel. After a dry 2018 PVL season, Pocari Sweat parted ways with its franchise player Myla Pablo as newcomer Motolite agreed to buyout the hitter’s last three contract years.      Thai coach Tai Bundit after five years and bringing two titles including a rare tournament sweep to the Lady Eagles finally called it quits after Ateneo’s campaign in UAAP Season 80. Creamline gave Bundit a farewell championship trophy in the PVL.      A NEW BEGINNING It was a colorful 2018, indeed, for volleyball but 2019 is another promising year for the sport. Can the Lady Chiefs complete a three-peat in the NCAA? Newcomers are sure to bring more excitement and interest in the UAAP. DLSU will try to extend its reign for another season while NU is looking for a repeat crown in the men’s side. Another season for the PSL and the PVL will open while the national men’s and women’s team will highlight the country’s Southeast Asian Games hosting.        --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018