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Food supplement ad claims Filipinos have low IQs, receives no mercy in return

Highlights: An advertisement for a dietary supplement cites a big claim about Filipinos’ intelligence. Understandably, this is hard to swallow for many. There are questions over the strategy behind it. The source of the supposed study comes with a noteworthy disclaimer. MANILA, Philippines — The country has seen its fair share of unconventional but successful […].....»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonApr 3rd, 2018

Duterte signs rice tariffication law

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law an act that will lift import restrictions on rice, a measure the government hopes will make the food staple more affordable for Filipinos. Duterte signed the document on Friday, February 15 – the day it was to lapse into law, unless the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Duterte: Labor gap delaying ‘Build, Build, Build’

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said a shortage of manpower is delaying the implementation of his administration’s ambitious infrastructure plan, and urged Filipinos builders working abroad to return home......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

ABL: HK pounces on Ramos absence to douse cold water on Alab

There was no PJ Ramos and so, Alab Pilipinas had to exert extra effort up against home team Hong Kong. Ray Parks Jr. gave the Filipinos just that but, in the end, the Filipinos succumbed to full-force Eastern, 88-83, on Wednesday at the Southorn Stadium Unable to overcome the absence of their hulking Puerto Rican reinforcement, they saw their seven-game win run come to an end while also suffering their third setback in 16 games in the 2018-2019 Asean Basketball League. The Philippines found itself in a 14-point hole in the opening salvo, but, slowly but surely, clawed their way out. At the forefront was Parks Jr. who had all but two points in the 15-0 run that erased a nine-point deficit late in the third quarter and erected a 77-71 advantage at the six-minute mark of the final frame. Towering Sam Deguara had the answer for Hong Kong, however, imposing his will at both ends to front their own 11-0 spurt for an 82-77 lead. Renaldo Balkman’s triple kept Alab within striking distance, but they were kept at bay once and for all by two free throws from Marcus Elliott. Back-to-back Local MVP Parks Jr. wound up with 29 points, five rebounds, and three assists while Balkman had 14 markers, 12 boards, and five dimes of his own. Clearly, though, the Filipinos missed the presence of Ramos who was out due to food poisoning. Without him, Deguara ran roughshod inside for 18 points and 30 rebounds while fellow import also posted a 19-marker, 20-board double-double for Eastern. BOX SCORES HONG KONG EASTERN 88 – Holyfield 19, Deguara 18, Lee 17, Elliott 13, Chan 9, Lau 6, Tang 3, Lam 3, Siu 0, Yang 0, Xu 0. ALAB PILIPINAS 83 – Parks 29, Balkman 14, Alvano 11, Urbiztondo 11, Tiongson 9, Domingo 6, Alabanza 2, Rosser 1, Javelona 0, Rivero 0, Torres 0. QUARTER SCORES: 27-15, 43-36, 71-64, 88-83 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Fast food chain’s Valentine’s Day gimmick: Fall in line according to love life status

A popular fast food chain amused Filipinos when they categorized customers based on the status of their love lives in cashier lanes in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. Several social media users shared pictures of different McDonald’s branches with cashier lanes of different labels such as “single,” “in a relationship,” and “heartbroken,” among others. Each branch has […] The post Fast food chain’s Valentine’s Day gimmick: Fall in line according to love life status appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: Celebrate the New Year with world-class entertainment in Singapore

MANILA, Philippines – Whether you’re into food, art, culture, or good ol’ family fun, we’re certain you’ll have a blast when you start your 2019 at the heart of Singapore. This first quarter, Singapore will be made even more vibrant and alive with the return of some of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

Gumtect for More Foodie Moments

Filipinos love to eat, and even if holiday parties and celebrations have subsided, gatherings and get-togethers continue. Just think of the Chinese New Year, and the upcoming Valentine’s Day, fiestas, and graduation parties! While we’re still up for exciting food trips, it is important to take care of our oral health and be ready for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Anton Del Rosario s 7’s Football League kicks off new season; Super Eagles, Tondo FC, Ghana FC, Matu Deportivo, Delimondo-LFC and H& J All-Stars draw first blood in the opener

TAGUIG - The third season of the 7s Football League, founded by former Azkal Anton del Rosario was unveiled at the McKinley Hill Stadium today starting off with the games for the youth level. The youth teams lined up as the program commenced, with del Rosario leading the athletes’ oath to mark the kick-off of the first four games to be played. It is the first time that the league organized a youth division - with 4 teams playing at the pitch at the same time. The big clubs that are playing at the Philippine Premiere League; Ceres-Negros FC and Kaya-Iloilo FC sent their youth teams to participate in the league. FC Loyola-Youth, Socceroos and Bohemians Sporting Club were also among the teams that are participating at the youth level. Different food stalls like Café France, Delimondo and Bagwings were installed outside the Stadium for the fans, players, and staffs who would like food options other than the free Jollibee meals and Gatorade that were given away. More or less 30 games were played for the youth division for the opening day which was divided into age groups – U9, U13, U11, and U15. PPL Clubs; Ceres FC and Stallions FC also sent teams to compete at the Seniors Division on which saw action for the first the opener. Ceres FC took on Tondo FC for the first game which also featured the inaugural and defending champions Super Eagles, as they played against the Jason de Jong backed-Bohemian Sporting Club on the other pitch. Debuting Stallions FC, on the other hand, faced the Nico Bolzico-backed Matu Deportivo alongside the fixture between Ghana and Super Bad. Completing the games for the opening day of the league are H&J All-Stars playing against Futbol Fanatics and Real Amigos going up Anton del Rosario’s Delimondo LFC. The Senior Division games were action-packed as the defending champions, Super Eagles edged newcomers, Bohemian FC; 5-2. “We have already expected that the teams would go after us as we are the defending champions for two seasons already. But we treat every game as if it were our final game of the season.” Super Eagles Head Coach Danny Cross says. For Bohemians player Daniel Matsunaga, being able to play for the 7s Football League is like a homecoming since he was also able to play in the UFL before it transitioned into becoming the Philippines Football League and then eventually rebooted in the upcoming Philippine Premiere League. “They [Super Eagles] were the better team, perhaps they played well against us but that didn’t pressure me to play against them, not at all.” He says when asked if he felt pressured that he and his team will be playing against the defending champions for their first game of the season. Over at the other game, Tondo FC clinches their first win against Ceres FC; 2-1, despite facing the difficulty of putting the team together for training. “We do individual trainings as most of us are no longer full-time football players. Ayun yung challenge for us kasi yung makakalaban namin is a much younger and a fresh team na may full-time training. Siguro ang edge na lang namin sa kanila is yung kami, matagal na kami magkakakilala, magkakapitbahay lang kami.” Tondo FC Head Coach Dennis Balbon narrated. The second set of games for the opener also gave a show for the fans that flocked the stadium. Ghana FC had an almost flawless win over Super Bad; 9-1. “We lost in the championship last season via penalties so we really prepared for this game. We conceded one goal in because I think my players relaxed a bit after scoring 9 goals straight and that we have to swap some players to get them ready for the next game. All the teams had prepared for this season, Laro FC got the Japanese guys and Misagh Bahadoran, then Bohemians for sure will bounce back after their loss against Super Eagles, Stallion and Matu are also two competitive teams so it is very difficult to say right on that we are here to avenge our championship loss from last season. We cannot tell as of the moment but we are ready to face any team.” says the Ghana FC coach Ayi Biyombo. Meanwhile, Matu Deportivo displayed class against another 7s football newcomer, Stallions FC; 5-2 at the final whistle. Both teams were inseparable at halftime as they settled for a draw. However, coming from the break, Matu Deportivo saw a chance to outscore their opponent. “Stallions used their first team and they were very good, they passed the ball a lot, they made us run a lot. I think that was a very even game, it was very fun. We saw that at the end of the first half, Stallion was losing intensity and we thought that we need to be more compact, we need to create less space in the middle because our opponent passes the ball a lot and is very good at moving without the ball. We needed to play smarter, run a bit less but be more organized.” Says Matu Deportivo player-coach, Nico Bolzico The last set of games that were scheduled for the opening day also did great with H&J All-Stars winning against Futbol Fanatics; 3-2 in an intensely close match. On the other game, Delimondo-Laro FC clinched a victory over Real Amigos, 3-0. The game also featured the debut of Azkal Misagh Bahadoran in the league however he sustained an injury just before halftime and was not able to continue on. “It was a great win for us considering that we were not able to practice for the game. I was pretty confident that the guys can turn it on, we were born athletes and we were born to play this game as we have been playing this since we were young. I look forward to the intensity of every match. Every game is action packed and it’s similar with basketball, something that the Filipinos can relate on to. 7 a-side is more action-packed compared to 11 a-side, on which you have to wait and observe. This kind of football will be of great awareness to the Filipinos, the intensity and the back to back scoring are very relatable in a way for those who know basketball.”   Complete game results are as follows:   U9: G8 vs. Bohemian Sporting Club (1-4) Ceres vs. Forza (0-0) Malaya vs. Ceres (0-0) G8 vs. Kaya (3-2) Bohemian Sporting Club vs. Loyola (9-0) Futbol Fanatics vs. Sugod (1-1) Kaya vs. Loyola (2-1) Futbol Fanatics B vs. Futbol Fanatics A (0-0)   U11: G8 vs. Bohemian Sporting Club (8-0) Socceroo vs. Malaya (0-5) Kaya vs. G8 (0-0) Futbol Fanatics vs. Malaya (0-0) Socceroo vs. Loyola (0-0) Kaya vs. Loyola (3-2)   U13: Ceres vs. Stallion (0-1) Kaya vs. G8 (3-1) Futbol Fanatics vs. Ceres (1-2) G8 vs. Bohemian Sporting Club (1-2) Socceroo vs. Futbol Fanatics (2-0) Bohemian Sporting Club vs. Loyola (3-0) Kaya vs. Loyola (3-2)   U15: G8 vs. Futbol Fanatics (0-2) Bohemian Sporting Club vs. Malaya (2-1) Kaya vs. Malaya (1-2) Bohemian Sporting Club vs. G8 (0-3) Bohemian Sporting Club vs. Kaya B (0-1) Loyola A vs. Kaya A  (2-1) Bohemian Sporting Club vs. Loyola (1-0)   Seniors Division: Tondo FC vs. Ceres FC (2-1) Super Eagles vs. Bohemian Sporting Club (5-2) Ghana FC vs. Super Bad (9-1) Matu Deportivo vs. Stallions FC (5-2) H&J All Stars vs. Futbol Fanatics (3-2) Delimondo LFC vs Real Amigos (3-0).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

ABL: Parks Jr. back with a vengeance as Alab blows out Saigon

Alab Pilipinas has been on a five-game roll in the 2018-2019 Asean Basketball League – and as if they needed it, got a big-time boost with the return of Ray Parks Jr. Parks Jr. turned in his most complete game thus far while the Puerto Rican pair of PJ Ramos and Renaldo Balkman kept doing damage as the Filipinos gave a rude welcome to visiting Saigon via a 111-87 victory on Sunday at the Lapu-Lapu Sports Complex in Cebu. The back-to-back Local MVP has missed the last four games due to a facial injury and finally took the floor once more in this one. Right from the get-go, Parks Jr. looked like he didn’t skip a beat and wound up with 23 points, seven rebounds, and two assists. Ramos and Balkman were only willing to join in on the fun themselves with the former finishing with 30 points, 18 rebounds, and four assists and the latter ending with 29 markers, seven boards, and five dimes. With its three big guns firing on all cylinders, the Philippines breezed to a sixth straight win and 11th overall in 13 games. The three also made sure their record at home remains immaculate. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2019

Jollibee is latest victim of China s copycat culture

A fast food chain in Guangxi, China became the talk on social media after two Filipinos recently stumbled upon it and discovered that it has a resemblance to the Philippine fast food giant Jollibee......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2019

LOOK: Pinoy finds replica of a famous Filipino fast food restaurant in China

LOOK: Pinoy finds replica of a famous Filipino fast food restaurant in China INQUIRER.net Filipinos are known as food lovers, since they eat at least four times a day - breakfast, lunch, merienda (af.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

China robbing food from Filipinos in West Philippine Sea Alejano | Philstar.com

China robbing food from Filipinos in West Philippine Sea Alejano Philippine Star The increasing presence of Chinese fishing vessels in the West Philippine Sea show how Beijing robs food from the Fil.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Malaysia probes claim China offered to bail out 1MDB

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysia said Tuesday, January 8, it was investigating claims China offered to help bail out scandal-hit state fund 1MDB and get foreign probes into the controversy dropped in return for securing infrastructure deals. Huge sums were purportedly looted from the Malaysian government fund in an audacious fraud, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Philippine inflation cools again, opens door to rate cut

MANILA—Philippine inflation eased to a seven-month low in December on slower gains in food and transport costs, reinforcing expectations the central bank is done with interest rate tightening. The consumer price index rose 5.1 percent in December, the statistics agency said on Friday, the lowest increase since May. Analysts expect inflation to gradually return to the Bangko Sentral ng […] The post Philippine inflation cools again, opens door to rate cut appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

Diabetes, hypertension drugs to be VAT-exempt starting 2019

The new year may bring more cheer to Filipinos after a food bonanza during the yuletide season, with the government now all set to implement the value-added tax (VAT) exemption on sale of medicines for diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

2018 s most memorable bits of boxing

The sweet science is always a source of headlines in the sporting world, especially in a country that's full of fight fans like the Philippines. Over the last twelve months, we've seen comebacks, championships, and even a little controversy.  Here are some of the best bits of boxing from 2018!    PAC BACK ON TOP 2018 saw Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao once again claim world championship gold following a bitter and controversial loss to Jeff Horn in 2017.  Fighting in Asia for the first time since 2014, Pacquiao challenged reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Lucas "La Maquina" Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia back in July.  Billed as a durable, heavy-hitting brawler, Matthysse was supposed to be the one to threaten Pacquiao with a KO finish.  Instead, looking like the Pacquiao of old, it was the Filipino star who came out aggressive, landing bombs until finally scoring a seventh-round TKO finish, his first since 2009.  Just months shy of his 40th birthday, Pacquiao was a world champion for the eleventh time in his storied career.    THE BREAKUP Prior to Pacquiao's win over Matthysse, the Filipino boxer made headlines the world over after a split from long-time trainer and head coach Freddie Roach.  In April, months before Pacquiao's return to the ring against Matthysse, reports surfaced that Pacquiao, for the first time in over 15 years and 34 bouts, would not be working with the Hall of Fame trainer. According to various sources, the split stemmed from a disagreement between Pacquiao and Roach following the loss to Jeff Horn back in 2017.  Taking Roach's place as head trainer was Pacquiao's best friend, Buboy Fernandez, and judging from the result of the Matthysse bout, it paid dividends.  Still, the split didn't last too long.  Soon after Pacquiao's first WBA title defense against Adrien Broner was announced, both Pacquiao and Roach have confirmed that they will be working together once again.  This time however, Roach will be serving more of a consultant role, guiding Fernandez who remains as Pacquiao's head trainer.    CONTROVERSY SURROUNDS CANELO-GGG 2 In 2017, middleweight stars Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez went to an exciting 12-round draw that warranted a rematch in 2018.  In January, it was announced that the two warriors would square off once again in a Cinco de Mayo rematch. The rematch was put in jeopardy however, when Canelo tested positive for a banned substance in March. By April, the fight was off after the Mexican star decided to withdraw from the highly-anticipated rematch.  The fight eventually pushed through in September, with Alvarez picking up the majority decision win to hand Golovkin his first career loss, and more importantly claim the WBA (Super) and WBC Middleweight World Championships.  Three months later, Canelo would stop British boxer Rocky Fielding in the third round to capture the WBA (Regular) Middleweight World Championship as well.    ALL-FILIPINO For the first time in 92 years, two Filipino boxers faced off for a world championship when reigning IBF Super Flyweight World Champion Jerwin "Pretty Boy" Ancajas defended his title against Jonas "Zorro" Sultan in California.  In the historic meeting, it was Ancajas who emerged victorious, defeating Sultan via unanimous decision as the reigning IBF 115-pound champ continued his run of dominance with five successful title defenses. Four months later, Ancajas would retain his world championship once again, but this time after figuring in a split draw against Mexican Alejandro Santiago.    DONNIE NIETES MAKES THE JUMP Speaking of all-Filipino bouts and going to a draw, Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte experienced both in just one bout.  Following a spectacular albiet short-lived run at Flyweight, which saw him capture and retain the IBF's 112-pound title, Nietes made the decision to move up to the 115-pound super flyweight division, where he'll be in the same pool as the big names like Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Juan Francisco Estrada, and compatriot Jerwin Ancajas.  Nietes' debut bout at 115 however, would be against fellow Negrense in Palicte, and it would be for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship in September.  In what many believed as a win for Nietes, the 12-round bout went to a controversial split draw, that denied Nietes of the distinction of joining Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr. as the only Filipinos to capture four world titles in as many divisions.  Nietes still has the chance to do that before the end of 2018 however, as he gets another shot at the title on New Year's Eve when he meets Japan's Kazuto Ioka in Macau.    BUD MOVES UP Following years of dominance at junior welterweight, Terence "Bud" Crawford also made the jump up to a heavier weight class, and immediately made a splash.  Facing off against WBO Welterweight World Champion Jeff Horn, Crawford announced his arrival at 140-pounds with a dominant TKO win over the Australian in June.  Four months later, Crawford successfully defended the title against Jose Benavidez Jr. with a 12th-round TKO victory.    FLASH FORWARD Nonito Donaire Jr's 2018 didn't start off as well as he would have wanted.  The Filipino Flash lost his April bout to Carl Frampton for the WBO Interim Featherweight World Championship, prompting questions regarding the former four-division world champion's future.  In a surprising move however, Donaire announced that he would be going back down to super bantamweight and would be taking part in the World Boxing Super Series' super bantamweight tournament.  Matched up in the quarterfinal round against Ryan Burnett back in November, Donaire scored what many consider an upset, winning via TKO after the Irishman suffered a back injury. As a result, Donaire advanced into the next round of the tournament with the WBA (Super) Bantamweight World Championship around his waist.  Up next for Donaire will be WBO Super Bantamweight World Champion Zolani Tete of South Africa in the semifinals.    WILDER AND FURY GO TO WAR In one of the most talked-about heavyweight bouts in recent history, WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury put on a 12-round war that ended in...surprise, surprise, a split draw. Fury used his movement and technique to dictate the pace over Wilder throughout the 12-round bout, but the reigning champion dropped the British challenger in the final round that led to the draw decision, setting up what could be another highly-anticipated rematch in the future. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

Yearender: How rising food prices exposed the agriculture sector’s weakness

Most Filipinos never gave much thought about the growth in consumer prices in the past few years until its impact was felt with such force this year......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Rebisco sees higher revenues from international business

Snack food maker Republic Biscuit Corp. (Rebisco) expects revenues from its international business to rise by more than 20 percent this year and next year due to demand for its products, both from overseas Filipinos and foreign consumers, as it eyes new markets for exports......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Deliciously Filipino food in SF Bay Area, minus meat and cruelty

  DALY CITY, California -- Where Filipinos thrive, so do restaurants offering the typical and familiar. That's why Filipino restaurants are everywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area. More often than not these serve up the greatest hits or traditional dishes high in calories, dripping in fat, and focused on meat, leaving the health--or ethics--conscious looking longingly elsewhere.   And then there's Nick's Kitchen, perhaps the only Filipino restaurant by the Bay that prides itself as herbivorean.   Owners Reina Montenegro and Kenny Annis promise their food is "100 % plant-based" and reminiscent of their favorite meals as children but minus the usual ingre...Keep on reading: Deliciously Filipino food in SF Bay Area, minus meat and cruelty.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

Catriona gray back in Manila, thanks Filipinos for support

The queen is home! Huge crowds gathered at the Manila airport to welcome newly crowned Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray upon her return to the country Wednesday, just two days…READ The post Catriona gray back in Manila, thanks Filipinos for support appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 20th, 2018

We finally won the battle, says Balangiga descendant | The Manila Times Online

BALANGIGA, Eastern Samar: The return of the historic Balangiga Bells to the country signifies not only the Filipinos victory but also the deepening friendship between the Philippines and the UnitedREA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018