Filipino techie makes it to forbes 30 under 30

Filipino techie makes it to forbes 30 under 30.....»»

Category: techSource: thestandard thestandardNov 25th, 2017

Dy, peaking La Salle not taking any opponents lightly

De La Salle is finally at the apex of the UAAP Season 80 women's volleyball tournament with a 7-2 record after a three-set win over University of the Philippines on Wednesday. Despite their league best record which catapulted them past National U, the Lady Archers are not taking any opponent lightlywith still five games left in their eliminations schedule. "When we're inside the court, we treat each team equally. Nobody is stronger than one, and no one is weaker than another," said Dy in Filipino after the25-15, 25-19, 25-19 win. "We prepare for each team in the same way." La Salle is the league's hottest team with three-game winning streak, but what makes it more impressive...Keep on reading: Dy, peaking La Salle not taking any opponents lightly.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

FEU makes surprise run to Street Dance crown

  Far Eastern University Street Alliance never envisioned itself to take the big prize in the UAAP Season 80 Street Dance Competition. That's what captain Rei Sioson said when his group ruined the duopoly of University of the Philippines and De La Salle in the yearly exhibition Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena. FEU became just the third winner of the competition after UP and La Salle each won three of the first six titles. "I'm really thankful for our coach [Randell San Gregorio] because we never expected to win the first place," said Sioson in Filipino. "We just wanted to have a perfect run or even just the third place." What supported Sioson's thoughts was the team'...Keep on reading: FEU makes surprise run to Street Dance crown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018

Henry Sy still richest Filipino in 2018 — Forbes

Henry Sy still richest Filipino in 2018 — Forbes.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Blackwater makes its final case for All-Filipino playoffs

Blackwater might actually not make the playoffs despite taking a must-win game Wednesday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup. The Elite made their final case for the playoffs of the All-Filipino, beating Phoenix, 83-78, at the Araneta Coliseum. Finishing with a 5-6 record, Blackwater is one short of the magic number of six that enables teams to move on to the next round outright. Now, the Elite will have to wait for their finally placing as the rest of the elimination round plays out. Currently, the team is in 8th place. "I don't know the scenarios with regards with the team standings, but we're hoping that the five wins that we are good enough for a spot in the playoffs," head coach Leo Isaac said. "I would just like to commend all the players who gave their best. I won't mention names but it's a team effort. We're looking forward to playing more games this conference," he added. In a close game that was marked by 27 lead changes, the Elite had more than enough in the end to hold off the Fuel Masters. Behind a balanced scoring effort and tremendous defense down the stretch, Blackwater was able to win three of its last four games to make a final playoff push. Mike Digregorio, Mac Belo, and rookie Raymar Jose all scored 14 points apiece to lead the Elite while JP Erram had another monster outing, going for 12 points, 19 rebounds, and four blocks. For Phoenix, it was rookie Jason Perkins that carried the offense and finished with 17 points. The Fuel Masters have lost back-to-back games and are now stuck with a 4-6 record, tied for 9th place.   The Scores:  Blackwater 83 - DiGregorio 14, Belo 14, Jose 14, Sumang 12, Erram 12, Pinto 5, Sena 4, Palma 4, Cortez 3, Cruz 1, Javier 0, Banal 0, Marcelo 0, Neypes 0 Phoenix 78 - Perkins 17, Jazul 13, Chan 13, Kramer 11, Alolino 10, Chua 6, Mendoza 6, Dehesa 2, Intal 0, Wilson 0, Eriobu 0, Guevarra 0, Cortes 0 Quarters: 14-19, 40-41, 65-65, 83-78   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

In front of Chinese envoy, Duterte makes bold stand on sea row

Published: 8:39 p.m., Feb. 19, 2018 | Updated: 10:23 p.m., Feb. 19, 2018 "Those are ours." President Rodrigo Duterte asserted in a speech he made on Monday the sovereign rights of the Philippines over the disputed parts of the South China Sea in front of Chinese businessmen and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua. He made his speech at a joint event -- the 10th Biennial National Convention and 20th Founding Anniversary Celebration of the Chinese Filipino Business Club, Inc. (CFBCI) -- which was also attended by Zhao. "I am ready, to put my presidency, my career as President, my life and honor [on the line]. Atin 'yan. I have stated it in black and blue [sic...Keep on reading: In front of Chinese envoy, Duterte makes bold stand on sea row.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

IndieWire: ‘Halimaw’ is one of Berlinale’s 10 must-see films

IndieWire critics David Ehrlich and Eric Kohn have chosen Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz's "Ang Panahon ng Halimaw" (Season of the Devil) as one of the "10 must-see films" at the Berlinale, ongoing in Germany until Feb. 25. The duo sums up this year's Berlin lineup as "an incredibly eclectic (and almost overwhelmingly large) cornucopia of new cinema." Diaz's latest film is on the same "required watching" list as Wes Anderson's "Isle of Dogs" and Steven Soderbergh's "Unsane." Kohn points out: "Diaz makes very, very long movies... but they're always worthwhile for viewers willing to embrace the challenge." He describes Diaz's oeuvre as "deep-dives into his country's trouble...Keep on reading: IndieWire: ‘Halimaw’ is one of Berlinale’s 10 must-see films.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2018

Garcia makes up for poor start, takes over for Castro in TNT win

RR Garcia vs Carlo Lastimosa. PBA IMAGESWhen TNT needed a hero against Kia, backup point guard RR Garcia heeded the KaTropa's call. Jayson Castro abruptly left the game with almost two minutes remaining after hitting the floor hard and Garcia took it upon himself to wear the boots of the once best point guard in Asia. Garcia drove twice to the basket, and hit as many layups in the final 1:22 that propelled TNT to a 90-85 win over the Picanto. READ:TNT halts Kia to climb to third seed "There was no one else who would step up, it would either be me or kuya Kelly [Williams]," said Garcia in Filipino Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. Williams, who finished the game with 23 poin...Keep on reading: Garcia makes up for poor start, takes over for Castro in TNT win.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Jerwin Ancajas primed for bigger challenges

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Senior Reporter THIS weekend Filipino world boxing champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas takes what has been a successful professional boxing career to another plane as he makes his United States debut, staking his International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight title. His first fight under Top Rank Boxing, the Panabo City native […] The post Jerwin Ancajas primed for bigger challenges appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Red-hot Beermen take on slumping Gin Kings in Finals rematch

Three-time defending champion San Miguel is out to sustain its perfect run in the All-Filipino as the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup makes its way back to the Big Dome Sunday. Flawless with a 5-0 mark, the Beermen can inch closer to a playoff bonus and all they need to do is to beat Brgy. Ginebra is a Finals rematch from last season. However, while the Beermen are steeaking, the Gin Kings enter this titanic bout with a dismal 2-3 record following three straight defeats. Tip off for this game will be at 6:45 p.m. In the opening salvo at 4:30 p.m., Meralco (2-3) takes on Globalport (2-3).     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

Twist of fate: Michael Martinez makes it to the 2018 Winter Olympic

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail Talk about a twist of fate---21-year-old Filipino figure skater Michael Martinez confirmed that he will represent the country in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month. The Pinoy Ice Prince was shortlisted to compete in the event, but failed to earn enough points in the Nebelhorn Trophy, a qualifying tournament held in Obertsdorf, Germany, in September 2017. When the Swedish Olympic Committee decided not to send skater Alexander Majorov, his slot was offered to Martinez. "According to point F of the Qualification System for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, the Philippin...Keep on reading: Twist of fate: Michael Martinez makes it to the 2018 Winter Olympic.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

‘The Revenger Squad’ now highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time

Kapamilya comedian Vice Ganda has yet another victory to celebrate as his Christmas movie "Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad" now makes it as the highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time.......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

‘The Revenger Squad’ now highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time

Kapamilya comedian Vice Ganda has yet another victory to celebrate as his Christmas movie “Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad” now makes it as the highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time.. Source link link: ‘The Revenger Squad’ now highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2018

Adult care facility with mostly Filipino workers fined $7M for wage theft

LOS ANGELES -- The owner of six adult care facilities operating in the San Fernando Valley's quiet West Hills neighborhood has been slapped with citations of over $7 million for wage theft and other law violations. This makes it the largest wage citation in Southern California in the last three years. Adat Shalom Board and Care, Inc. has been ordered by the California Labor Commissioner's Office to pay 149 of its former and current employers --- a majority of whom are Filipino --- for underpaid wages and penalties. The caregivers cared for elderly residents 24 hours a day, six days a week, receiving pay of less than $3 an hour, according to the complaint. "Adult care faci...Keep on reading: Adult care facility with mostly Filipino workers fined $7M for wage theft.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

Kobe Paras upbeat about the Gilas Pilipinas 2023 squad he ll eventually lead

If you ask Filipino forward Kobe Paras to describe what all the early developments for the Gilas Pilipinas squad for the 2023 FIBA World Cup make him feel, you'll get one word: Happy. Paras, who was one of the more prominent names among 23 young players listed by the Philippine national basketball team head coach Chot Reyes to be part of the early training pool, expressed his approval of the group of guys, even if some are visibly left off of the list because of their commitment to other squads. "I’m happy with the group of guys. I know there are a lot of guys that aren’t on the list," Paras said in an interview with Steve Angeles of ABS-CBN News North America during the Los Angeles Clippers' Filipino Heritage Night. "It makes sense if they’re not on the list because of their teams or whatever rules but I’m happy with it."  One player who fit that bill was De La Salle University's flashy forward Ricci Rivero, who was left off the list after his school urged its players to focus on their rebuild next UAAP season. Even then, the 6'6" Paras, who's more or less baptized by Coach Chot to be destined to be the face of the nationa team sounded both honored and excited about his inclusion to the squad, who'll represent the Filipino tricolor five years from now, as the Philippines co-hosts the international basketball meet with Indonesia and Japan. "I’m happy that coach picked me as well. I love representing my country so I’m just really happy that he chose me for that," said the U.S.-based Paras. "I saw the other day they practiced." Aside from local, homegrown talents included in the "#23for23" pool like Thirdy Ravena, CJ Perez, Robert Bolick, and Isaac Go, a couple of Filipino-Americans also made the list. Remy Martin, a rookie point guard for the Arizona State Sun Devils, and Dwight Ramos from the California State-Fullerton Titans, were names present in the preliminary pool. As a fellow Pinoy cager in a foreign land, Kobe is nothing but eager to meet, and eventually play his contemporaries. "I haven’t talked to Remy [Martin] or what’s his name from Fullerton...Dwight [Ramos]," Kobe said. "I think I’m going to play him too. I gotta talk to Dwight but I’ve seen Remy play. I need to talk to them though. Because we’re representing L.A. and the Philippines so it’s going to be cool."  Here's the full video interview of Kobe Paras:  .@_kokoparas enjoyed being at .@LAClippers Filipino Heritage Night and he also expressed his happiness about being on SBP #23for23 He hopes to also speak to .@3wight and .@1Remy_Martin1 soon 🇵🇭🏀🌊 .@abscbnsports .@ABSCBNNewsSport .@ABSCBNNews — Steve Angeles (@StevieAngeles) January 9, 2018.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

5-foot-6 Mike Gamboa finally makes it to the biggest stage

More than a decade ago, Mike Gamboa was one of the top talents in all of high school. The speedy point guard with a sure shot and slick handles was the engine that propelled Ateneo de Manila High School to a championship in 2006. Seeing a greater opportunity outside of Loyola Heights, Gamboa committed to the University of the Philippines for the seniors division. There, he lived Diliman’s dark days. And in turn, there, he stood in the dark and became all but forgotten. Fast forward to December 27, 2017 and the now 28-year-old was back under the spotlight – the bright lights of the PBA, no less. Scoring six points in three minutes of action in the second quarter, he helped Phoenix to a 125-102 triumph over Kia at the Ynares Center in Antipolo. Finally getting to play in the PBA, Gamboa was all smiles post-game. “Ang tagal ko na ring pinangarap ‘to,” he said. It has been each and every Filipino baller’s dream to play in the oldest professional league in Asia, but not that many do make it. However, the new Fuel Master’s heartbreak seemed to be more painful than most as again, he has always had the skills – just not the size. Standing at just a little over 5-foot-6, his day as a star for the Blue Eaglets looked like the peak of his career. From there, he had a losing season after losing season in UP, was selected in the second round of the 2014 PBA Draft only to be left off the team, and found himself playing in the Asean Basketball League and the PBA D-League. Until now, until Phoenix finally gave him a shot in the PBA. “Sobra-sobra ang pasasalamat ko sa Phoenix because all I needed is a chance,” he said. He then continued, “Promise ko to just doing my best. Whatever happens, at least I can say I tried.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

Viewers draw strength from The Good Son

Plot twists and intriguing narratives thrive on ABS-CBN’s The Good Son, but its focus on Filipino family values also makes it a hit among viewers......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

What makes the Pinoy Christmas different from the rest of the world?

After Simbang Gabi, Filipinos also look forward to freshly cooked bibingka and puto bumbongu2014signature Filipino holiday treats that are sold in the streets to fill the bellies of hungry churchgoers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

PBA Season 43 preview: The Pack

Forget the PBA impasse for a second. Seriously, forget it. Why? There are basketball games to be played. That's right, the PBA will push through with the opening of the 43rd season as originally scheduled and before we start what appears to be another long, exciting, stressful (for the good reasons, of course), and eventful year of basketball, let's look at all 12 teams first. We start with "The Pack" in this preview. Special thanks to Alaska's coach Alex Compton for this idea. Okay here we go.   Rain or Shine Elasto Painters PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Quarterfinals Commissioner's Cup - Quarterfinals Governors' Cup - Quarterfinals PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Gabe Norwood Ed Daquioag Jericho Cruz Dexter Maiquez Maverick Ahanmisi Jewel Ponferrada Mark Borboran Chris Tiu James Yap Don Trollano Raymond Almazan Rey Nambatac Beau Belga Ronnie Matias Jeremy King Injured/Reserve: Jay Washington Head coach: Caloy Garcia The Elasto Painters, after losing so many key peices from their championship team in the previous offseason, didn't exactly have a bad year in 2017. ROS made it to the playoffs in each of the three conferences. However, the Painters failed to advance to the semifinals in all three as well. Rain or Shine is a champion team but the transition period for this franchise might be extended unless they can actually sustain their strong starts to conferences.   NLEX Road Warriors PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Missed playoffs Commissioner's Cup - Missed playoffs Governors' Cup - Quarterfinals PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Emman Monfort Michael Miranda Juami Tiongson Jansen Rios Kevin Alas Cyrus Baguio Alex Mallari Larry Fonacier Kiefer Ravena Raul Soyud Kenneth Ighalo Rabeh Al-Hussaini Alfonso Gotladera JR Quinahan Asi Taulava Injured/Reserve: Ronjay Buenafe Head coach: Yeng Guiao It took them a while but the Road Warriors finally figured things out under coach Yeng Guiao. And now with a new star at poing guard plus a another offseason of playing together, this season feels like the actual start of the Yeng Guiao era in NLEX. The Road Warriors have a nice mix of young and veteran talent and they have a champion coach at the helm. The potential is there to make noise in the playoffs.   Phoenix Fuel Masters PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Quarterfinals Commissioner's Cup - Quarterfinals Governors' Cup - Missed playoffs PBA Season 43 opening day line up: LA Revilla Jason Perkins Gelo Alolino JC Intal Joseph Eriobu Justin Chua Marvin Hayes Jeff Chan Doug Kramer Jam Cortez Karl Dehesa Rey Guevarra William Wilson RJ Jazul Matthew Wright Head coach: Louie Alas Phoenix is in it to win it. The Fuel Masters missed the playoffs once for the first time in four conferences and the team literally changed almost their entire coaching staff. Coach Louie Alas will have an interesting squad to work with in his debut season with the team. If Phoenix can avoid a major slide similar to what happened in the 2017 Governors' Cup, expect the Fuel Masters to be featured in the playoff race.   KIA Picanto PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Missed playoffs Commissioner's Cup - Missed playoffs Governors' Cup - Missed playoffs PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Reden Celda Jackson Corpuz JR Reyes Jon Gabriel Philip Paniamogan Rashawn McCarthy Prince Caperal Eric Camson Jan Jamon Pedrito Galanza Roldan Sara Glenn Khobuntin Mark Yee Dylan Ababou Ronald Tubid Head coach: Chris Gavina Kia's unconventional ways will be tested this season. After basically trading away Christian Standhardinger, people will most certainly watch the Picanto to lose. But you never know with this team, they have a brilliant coach and maybe Kia manages to pull off an upset or two this season. Maybe it's not so bad after all. We'll see.   Meralco Bolts PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Missed playoffs Commissioner's Cup - Quarterfinals Governors' Cup - Finals PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Bryan Faundo Mike Tolomia Cliff Hodge Nico Salva Baser Amer Chris Newsome KG Canaleta Garvo Lanete Joseph Sedurifa Anjo Caram Jason Ballesteros Jared Dillinger Reynel Hugnatan Ranidel De Ocampo Mac Baracael Injured/Reserve: Ken Bono Head coach: Norman Black For the past two seasons, Meralco has not performed well in the Philippine Cup. Without an import, the Bolts just shut down for some reason. However, the team can build on a more mature set of locals this time around to make some noise in the All-Filipino. And you already know coach Norman Black is not allowing another All-Filipino collapse from his team.   Blackwater Elite PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Missed playoffs Commissioner's Cup - Missed playoffs Governors' Cup - Quarterfinals PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Mike Cortez Mike Digregorio Ael Banal Roi Sumang JP Erram Mark Cruz John Pinto Mac Belo James Sena Renz Palma Chris Javier Allein Maliksi Dave Marcelo Raymar Jose Kyle Neypes Head coach: Leo Isaac Blackwater has an interesting team. Just looking at their line up from top to bottom, the Elite have all the tools to make a playoff runs this season. Starting with the All-Filipino, Blackwater can finish the job that they failed to do last season. People forget that the Elite, despite missing the playoffs, had a pretty good Philippine Cup last year.   Globalport Batang Pier PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Quarterfinals Commissioner's Cup - Quarterfinals Governors' Cup - Missed playoffs PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Yousef Taha Julian Sargent Stanley Pringle Terrence Romeo Nico Elorde Sean Anthony Micahel Juico Jonathan Gray Ryan Arana Kelly Nabong Lervin Flores Joseph Gabayni Bradwyn Guinto Injured/Reserve: Arnold Van Opstal Head coach: Pido Jarencio Regardless if its Pido Jarencio or Franz Pumaren coaching this team, things will be hard for Globalport if Terrence Romeo continues to miss time. But looking at it from another angle, maybe Stanley Pringle shows us another level to his game and takes the Batang Pier to new heights. However, Globalport fans would feel more comfortable if the Bro recovers according to schedule and makes his debut sooner rather than later.   Alaska Aces PBA Season 42 results: Philippine Cup - Quarterfinals Commissioner's Cup - Missed playoffs Governors' Cup - Missed playoffs PBA Season 43 opening day line up: Simon Enciso Chris Banchero Sonny Thoss Calvin Abueva Marion Magat Jake Pascual Jeron Teng Chris Exciminiano Carl Bryan Cruz Abel Galiguez Davon Potts Jvee Casio Kevin Racal Vic Manuel Injured/Reserve: Noy Baclao Head coach: Alex Compton It possibly can't get any worse for Alaska this season. After a down year, the Aces are poised for a bounce back season. If Alaska can re-learn how to finish games, the team can absolutely regain its lofty standing on top of the league. The pieces are there, it's amazing how the Aces lost so many games last season. It cannot get any worse.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Duterte makes OFWs wait for hours, but makes up for it with cash, gifts

CLARK FREEPORT, Philippines – Some 60 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who have worked for years in Qatar arrived Thursday, December 7, excited because no less than President Rodrigo Duterte was welcoming them back home. They, however, had to wait an extra two more hours. Their plane arrived on time as scheduled, but ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Celebrating an overseas Filipino Christmas

MANILA, Philippines – Every Christmas, Melda would cook her signature meaty spaghetti for Noche Buena. She makes it sweet, with a generous serving of ground beef and bits of red hotdogs, topped with a copious amount of cheese – the Pinoy-style spaghetti.  Apart from attending Simbang Gabi and hanging a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2017