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First 4 official entries to 45th MMFF, named

MAKATI CITY, July 11 (PIA) -- The first four (4) official entries to the 45th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) has been named.According to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, est.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsJul 11th, 2019

First 4 official entries to 45th MMFF, named

MAKATI CITY, July 11 (PIA) -- The first four (4) official entries to the 45th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) has been named.According to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, est.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019

MMDA Urges Film Producers to Submit “Quality, Innovative” Entries for 45th MMFF

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), the organizer of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), is urging film producers to submit “quality and innovative” film entries that will make Filipinos proud. In a press briefing held Monday at the MMDA headquarters in Makati, MMDA and concurrent MMFF Chairman Danilo Lim said they are hoping to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 8th, 2019

Why it took four years to put Sunday Beauty Queen to can

Of the eight official entries (all indies) in the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) which kicks off on Christmas Day, Dec......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 19th, 2016

Delayed showing of Aunor movie blessing in disguise

BLESSING in disguise para kay Superstar Nora Aunor na hindi nakapasok sa MMFF last year ang pelikula niyang “Kabisera.” Ngayong taon lang nakapasok ang nasabing pinagbibidahan niyang pelikula bilang isa sa walong official entries ng 2016 Metro.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsDec 10th, 2016

Former MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino dismayed by MMFF 2016 official entries

Former MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino dismayed by MMFF 2016 official entries.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsDec 1st, 2016

Vic at Vice inisnab sa MMFF 2016

NAGPALIWANAG ang komite ng Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2016 kaugnay sa kontrobersyal na hindi pagkakapasok ng tatlong malalaking franchise films sa walong official entries ngayong taon. Ito'y kasunod ng pagkuwestyon mula sa mga netizens hanggang sa .....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsNov 21st, 2016

MMFF 2016 official entries revealed

MMFF 2016 official entries revealed.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsNov 18th, 2016

2016 MMFF minus Wenn Deramas

MANILA, Philippines - Without director Wenn Deramas, the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), set to announce the eight official entries out of 60-plus co.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2016

MMFF to release official film entries for 2016

MMFF to release official film entries for 2016.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2016

Will Die Beautiful make it to the 2016 MMFF?

So, 27 submitted films are being reviewed by the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Screening Committee, with the Magic 8 official entries to be announce.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2016

Rockets make Westbrook trade official

Houston Rockets press release HOUSTON – Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey today announced that the team has acquired guard Russell Westbrook from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for guard Chris Paul, two protected first round picks, and other draft considerations. Westbrook (6-3, 200) was originally the fourth overall pick by Oklahoma City in the 2008 NBA Draft. In 821 career games with 804 starts, he has averaged 23.0 points, 8.4 assists, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.76 steals. In addition to being named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2016-17, Westbrook is an eight-time All-Star, two-time All-Star Game MVP, eight-time All-NBA selection (First Team twice, Second Team five times, Third Team once), and he won an Olympic gold medal with Team USA in 2012.  He has led the league in assists in each of the past two seasons and is a two-time scoring champion. Over the past five seasons, Westbrook joins James Harden and LeBron James as the only players to have averaged at least 25.0 points, 8.0 assists, and 6.0 rebounds. Harden and Westbrook were teammates with the Thunder during Harden’s first three seasons from 2009-10 through 2011-12.  They last played together during the 2012 NBA Finals. Harden and Westbrook have both finished in the top-10 for MVP voting in each of the past five seasons, with both placing in the top-five in the same season three times over that span......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 17th, 2019

Jordan Clarkson in Gilas pool

Holding on to slim hope that Jordan Clarkson will be allowed to suit up in the end, Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao has named the Fil-Am NBA player to the 19-man official pool that the Philippines is submitting for the FIBA World Cup hostilities......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2019

Grizzlies rookie Brandon Clarke named Summer League MVP

Memphis Grizzlies rookie forward Brandon Clarke has been named 2019 NBA Summer League MVP, the league announced, Tuesday (PHL time). The @memgrizz's @brandonclarke23 named 2019 @NBASummerLeague MVP! #NBASummer pic.twitter.com/fEIisTCZ8t — NBA (@NBA) July 15, 2019 The 21st overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft missed the early part of the Las Vegas tournament as he waited for a trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder to become official, but he put up 14.6 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks in five games, leading Memphis to the title game. ???? 2019 @NBASummerLeague First Team ????@TheReal_NAW1 @_bigjayy_ @brandonclarke23 @nunnbetter_ @23savage____ pic.twitter.com/k7UDjYnJhk — NBA (@NBA) July 15, 2019 Joining Clarke in the NBA Summer League First Team are Nickeil Alexander-Walker of the New Orleans Pelicans, Kendrick Nunn of the Miami Heat, Jarrett Allen of the Brooklyn Nets, and Mitchell Robinson of the New York Knicks. ???? 2019 @NBASummerLeague Second Team ????@chrisboucher @rui_8mura @hayes_jaxson @AnferneeSimons @lonniewalker_4 pic.twitter.com/7KLpWpoX02 — NBA (@NBA) July 15, 2019 The NBA Summer League Second Team is comprised of Chris Boucher of the Toronto Raptors, Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards, Jaxson Hayes of the New Orleans Pelicans, Anfernee Simons of the Portland Trail Blazers, and Lonnie Walker IV of the San Antonio Spurs. The Grizzlies take on the Minnesota Timberwolves later today for the 2019 Summer League title......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 16th, 2019

Vance Larena: Dapat maging natural sa akin ang pagmumura

FOR Vance Larena, bongga at markado ang role niya sa “Open”, isa sa official entries ng 2019 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino. Kabaliktaran kasi niya ang kanyang character, palamura siya sa movie which stars JC Santos and Arci Muñoz. “Ang challenge siguro ay kailangang maging natural sa akin ang magmura, ‘yung kadumihan ng bunganga. Nagkataon lang […] The post Vance Larena: Dapat maging natural sa akin ang pagmumura appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2019

Djokovic wins longest point ever recorded at Wimbledon

By Mattias Karen, Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Going by the number of strokes, it was the longest point ever recorded at Wimbledon. And for Novak Djokovic, it went a long way toward putting him into another final at the All England Club. After exchanging dozens of strokes during the third set of his semifinal match against Roberto Bautista Agut on Friday, Djokovic finally smacked a backhand down the line with the 45th shot of the rally to save a break point. The defending champion held serve to make it 5-2 and went on to win the match 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. According to official statistics, the 45-stroke rally was the longest at Wimbledon since they started tracking point lengths in 2005. But for Djokovic, the important part was the impact it had on what was a very closely-fought duel up until that stage. "At one stage of the match, it could have gone (a) different way. Was very close in the third set," said Djokovic, who faces Roger Federer in Sunday's final as he goes for a fifth Wimbledon title. "Couple of very long games when I broke his serve and he had some break points, a very long rally. I managed to make a winner down the line with a backhand. Obviously winning that game was crucial for me. It gave me more confidence and relief so I could swing more freely in the next games." Aside from the number of strokes, the point itself was perhaps not that memorable. For much of it, both players seemed content with just hitting the ball back over the net and waiting for the other to make a mistake. The last 18 strokes were all crosscourt backhands, with the players remaining in more or less the same position until Djokovic finally switched it up with his shot straight down the line. That was at 30-40, and Bautista Agut had missed a previous break point as well at 15-40, which he said made him a bit more cautious on his second opportunity. "I had an easy forehand (on the first break point). I went too much for it," the Spaniard said. "Then the next point I wanted to play — I didn't want to take a risk on the point, to play long, to play a good rally. Was maybe one of the best points of the match." The previous Wimbledon record was 42 strokes, set in a 2006 match between Jarkko Nieminen and Dmitry Tursunov. The women's record is 39, set in a 2007 match between Nathalie Dechy and Elena Dementieva. Rallies on grass are usually shorter than on clay or hard courts. SECOND CHANCE Barbora Strycova made a Wimbledon final after all — in women's doubles. A day after losing to Serena Williams in the singles semifinals, Strycova teamed up with Hsieh Su-wei to beat top-seeded Timea Bagos and Kristina Mladenovic 7-6 (5), 6-4 and reach her first Grand Slam final. Strycova has 26 doubles titles in her career but lost in the semifinals twice at both the Australian Open and U.S. Open and once at the French Open. Hsieh won the 2013 Wimbledon and 2014 French Open doubles titles. The third-seeded pair will play No. 4 Yifan Xu and Gabriela Dabrowski, who beat Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. JUNIOR FINALS Shintaro Mochizuki became the first Japanese player to reach a junior boys' Grand Slam singles final after outlasting fourth-seeded American Martin Damm 6-1, 0-6, 10-8. The eighth-seeded Mochizuki will play Carlos Gimeno Valero of Spain, who beat Harold Mayot of France 7-6 (5), 6-4. Gimeno Valero will also be playing his first Grand Slam final. In the junior girls' final, Alexa Noel of the United States will face Daria Snigur of Ukraine. Noel beat Diane Parry of France 6-2, 6-1, and Snigur defeated Emma Navarro of the United States 6-3, 6-0......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

Jason Phillips named to lead NBA Replay Center

NBA press release NEW YORK -- The NBA announced today that Jason Phillips, a top-rated referee with 19 seasons of officiating experience in the league, has been named Replay Center Operations Principal. Get your first look at the NBA’s top Rookies during NBA Summer League LIVE on NBA League Pass! In his new role, Phillips will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the NBA Replay Center in Secaucus, N.J.  His Referee Operations duties will include creating training videos and interpreting the rules of the game for officials, teams, broadcasters and media. “We are excited to add an experienced and highly-respected official in Jason to our operations staff,” said NBA President, League Operations Byron Spruell. “We look forward to the continued success of the Replay Center under his leadership.” Phillips will be assisted in the Replay Center by Senior Lead Pete Williams, who has been a member of the Replay Center staff since September 2014.  In addition to game oversight, Williams creates training curricula, establishes protocol and assigns nightly responsibilities for all Replay Center personnel. Phillips will succeed Senior Vice President, Replay and Referee Operations Joe Borgia, who has served the NBA for 30 years as a game official and a basketball and referee operations executive. Borgia was instrumental in the creation, design and implementation of the NBA’s state-of-the-art Replay Center. Borgia will refocus his efforts and role with the NBA on the newly-created and recently-approved Coach’s Challenge. As he did with the Replay Center, Borgia will develop the rules and handle the execution of this important initiative. “Joe’s background, knowledge and experience make him a natural fit to lead the introduction and application of the Coach’s Challenge,” said Spruell. “After years of having Joe oversee the Replay Center nightly, we’re grateful that he will continue serving the NBA in such a pivotal role.” Phillips, 49, has officiated more than 1,100 regular-season games since joining the NBA for the 2000-01 season. He has also worked 94 NBA playoff games, including nine games in The Finals. He finished his on-court career officiating Games 1 and 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals. “After 19 years of experiencing NBA excitement on the court with the best officials in the world, I look forward to the new challenge of heading up the NBA Replay Center and working alongside the great people who help support our game on a daily basis,” said Phillips.   A native of Cisco, Texas, Phillips earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Tarleton State University......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

Joross maraming tinuruang beki kung paano magka-baby

KAALIW ang role ni Joross Gamboa sa “The Panti Sisters” na isa sa official entries ng Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino. “Isa ako sa karelasyon ng isa sa mga magkakapatid, sa character ni Martin del Rosario. Tuturuan ko siyang makagawa ng baby. Kumbaga, supportive ako. Straight naman ako dito.” When someone asked kung may naturuan na […] The post Joross maraming tinuruang beki kung paano magka-baby appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

FDCP Chair, nakiusap —‘wag nang maulit ang nangyaring leakage

“SANA hindi na maulit!” Ito ang pahayag at pakiusap ni Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Chairperson Liza Diño–Seguerra kaugnay ng nangyaring leakage sa natitirang official entries na pasok sa 2019 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino bago pa man ang official announcement at grand launch. “Kasi pare-pareho naman naming inirerespeto ‘yung gusto naming gawin for ........»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 12th, 2019

Vic Sotto, Vice Ganda films among first 4 MMFF entries

SUREFIRE crowd-pullers once again dominate the first four film entries for this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), which is set to run from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7 in cinemas nationwide......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 11th, 2019

Mandani Bay launches first corporate tower

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines—Joint venture company, HTLand Inc., has embarked on its first corporate tower within the 20-hectare masterplanned Mandani Bay community with the official launching held at the development’s show gallery along F.E. Zuellig Avenue here on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Named One Mandani Bay, the 30-storey tower will embrace an ecologically-responsive design and will showcase […] The post Mandani Bay launches first corporate tower appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 21st, 2019