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Four pieces of silver

I AM yielding my space for the poem “Apat na Pirasong Tanso” penned by Jhio Jhan Navarro, a first year psychology major at UP-Visayas Miag-ao campus and staff writer of student publication, PAGBUTLAK. It speaks of the current turn of events in the country that needs serious rethinking:   Apat na Pirasong Tanso                     ni […] The post Four pieces of silver appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianNov 8th, 2018

‘Iconic’ dance pieces to be staged by Ballet Manila

Ballet Manila will open its 23rd season, "Tour de Force," with two weekends of award-winning contemporary ballets, legacy pieces and choreographic miniatures in a unique back-to-back series---"Iconic 1.0" and "Iconic 2.0." Artistic director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde said the new season would kick off preparations for BM's silver anniversary in 2020. Since 1995, Ballet Manila (BM) has built a repertoire of 200 classical and contemporary works. It has also been commissioning new works. Elizalde said BM was beginning its three-year anniversary countdown "by bringing together our past, present and future into one spectacular production---a well-curated program performed by our current r...Keep on reading: ‘Iconic’ dance pieces to be staged by Ballet Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Delos Santos, Petron take finals loss in stride: ‘Nothing to be ashamed of’

Petron head coach Shaq Delos Santos looked on as two confetti canons positioned on opposite ends of the court showered the air with small pieces of white paper. He took it all in knowing that another conference in the Philippine Superliga officially came to an end, but the medal that hung below his neck wasn't gold but silver. Delos Santos' Blaze Spikers, who are the defending Grand Prix champions, lost to familiar rival F2 Logistics, 25-18, 23-25, 25-23, 25-18, in the second game of the Invitational Conference finals. READ:F2 captures PSL invitational title, sweeps Petron This title loss brings Delos Santos' championship record with Cargo Movers head coach Ramil De Jesus...Keep on reading: Delos Santos, Petron take finals loss in stride: ‘Nothing to be ashamed of’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

Charming,whimsical costume jewelry to match Filipina taste

Despite ever-evolving jewelry trends the world over, majority of Filipinas are perpetually drawn to timeless pieces in gold and silver and classic cuts. This has been local jeweler Kristine Dee’s long-time appraisal of the fine accessories market in the country, even as she is quick to add that Filipinas are neither dull with their choices.… link: Charming,whimsical costume jewelry to match Filipina taste.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Betrayal: Is it fate or human frailty?

The gospel today, Holy Tuesday, tells of Judas Iscariot’s impending betrayal of Christ, selling his master to the authorities for 30 pieces of silver just ho.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Pinterest’s top 10 home interior trends for 2018

As well as being a go-to for fashion fans, Pinterest is a popular haunt for interior design buffs searching for inspiration. In fact, home decoration content is up 75 percent on the social network. Here are the trends in store for 2018 according to Pinterest. Outsized artworks: say goodbye to empty walls! In 2018, walls will be covered with large-sized photo prints and other outsized artworks. Patterned plants: the year's trendiest plants have geometric motifs and touches of color. Metal mix: metal is branching out from basic utensils to become a stylish element of home decor. Copper is matched with pieces in brass or silver. Terrazzo style: often seen in Italian palaces,...Keep on reading: Pinterest’s top 10 home interior trends for 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

PH men s poomsae trio bags silver in World Championships

MANILA, Philippines – It didn't take long before the Philippines struck a medal in the 2018 World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships in Taipei. The Filipino trio of Jean Pierre Sabido, Glenn Lava and Ernesto Guzman Jr bagged silver in the men's team over 30 division in Day 1 on Thursday, November ........»»

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Palace congratulates Paragames and YOG medalists

Medalists from the 2018 Asian Paragames and 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) were finally awarded their incentives during rites in Malcanang on Wednesday. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea represented President Rodrigo Duterte and congratulated all the winners saying, “that the President and I are truly proud of your success.” In his speech, the Executive Secretary expressed the Palace’s joy over the achievements of our national athletes in the said international events which “showed their competitors and the rest of the world the true fighting spirit and drive for excellence that the international community have come to know and expect from Filipinos.” A total of P36,150,000.00 was released for the Republic Act 10699-mandated incentives for both athletes and coaches.  Para-athlete Ernie Gawilan, who won 3 golds and 2 silvers in swimming, got five checks totaling P4 Million, the highest incentive in the batch.  Chess player Sander Severino, who won 4 gold medals, took home P2.6 Million.  The lone medalist in the YOG, Christian Tio received P2.5 Million for his silver finish in Kiteboarding. Medialdea cited the incentives as “a token of our people’s appreciation and a reward for their commitment and hardwork.” Both Gawilan and Severino expressed elation over the released monetary reward, as did the other winners present. PSC Chairman William Ramirez, who awarded the checks along with Medialdea and PSC Commissioners Mon Fernandez, Arnold Agustin, Charles Maxey and Celia Kiram, disclosed that “this is the first batch of para athletes winning in the Asian level who benefitted from RA 10699. We are happy that we are answering the call of the president to make sports inclusive and accessible to the people.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

PH boxers Gabuco, Petecio begin AIBA women’s boxing campaign

Former world champion Josie Gabuco and Nesthy Petecio went through a strenuous camp that everybody hopes to serve them well in the AIBA World Women's Boxing Championships. Gabuco, the flyweight titleholder back in 2012, will begin the quest to reclaim her throne tomorrow in New Delhi, India along with Petecio, a featherweight silver medalist in the 2014 edition of the worlds in Jeju, South Korea. The 31-year-old Gabuco of Puerto Princesa City is a strong contender for the title with her blooming credentials on the international amateur scene that included four gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games. Petecio, 26, has been raring to bounce back from a medal drought in the recent...Keep on reading: PH boxers Gabuco, Petecio begin AIBA women’s boxing campaign.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Natori brings Japonisme and seasonless appeal in new collection

BOLD AND neutral caftan dresses with embroidery that appeal to young female professionals; printed matching pajamas, and silk lingerie that may be worn for outdoor activities and events -- these are some of the statement pieces in Josie Natori’s Fall 2018 and Resort 2019 Ready-to-Wear collection......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Daos, Himor, and Santos sweep medals in women’s 100m butterfly at UAAP 81 on Nov. 9, 2018

We congratulate Chloe Daos, Suzanne Himor, and Kristine Santos on winning gold, silver, and bronze- respectively- in the women’s 100m butterfly event of the UAAP Season 81 Swimming Championship on Nov. 9, 2018! Today is the last day of the competition that’s being held in the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, so please pray for a… link: Daos, Himor, and Santos sweep medals in women’s 100m butterfly at UAAP 81 on Nov. 9, 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

NU’s Clemente owes career game to teammates

National University's campaign in the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament is already down in the dumps having lost its 10th game in 13 outings, but there was one shining silver line amid all that misery. Rookie John Lloyd Clemente was an offensive sight to behold in the Bulldogs' 79-74 loss to Far Eastern University with the hot-shooting youngster setting the season-high in points for any player this season. Clemente's 38 points surpassed the previous record set by University of the East's Alvin Pasaol when he put up 36 points in the Red Warriors' 90-76 loss to Adamson University in the first round. "I just felt that I knew my shots would go in because I already had a...Keep on reading: NU’s Clemente owes career game to teammates.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Naomi Osaka headed for big money with Japan, global appeal

By Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka used a powerful forehand and a matching serve to win the U.S. Open against Serena Williams two months ago, soaring as high as No. 4 this season in the WTA tennis rankings. Off the court — on the marketing front — she has the same potential. Maybe more. "It's very, very rare to find a Japanese-born female athlete who appeals to an international audience," said Bob Dorfman, a sports marketing expert and creative director at Baker Street Advertising in San Francisco, California. Serena Williams topped the Forbes list of the highest-earning female athletes this year at $18 million, almost all endorsements. Osaka appears to be the right woman in the right sport at the right time with the draw to overtake Williams. "What's more, tennis, especially women's tennis, is a sport that lends itself to a broad variety of sponsors: sporting goods, health and beauty, fashion, lifestyle, travel, personal care, you name it," Dorfman said. "And the sport's international following brings with it a large, loyal and affluent fan base. All the more reason why so many companies are lining up to sign her up." The big question is: Can she keep this up? Much has happened very quickly for her, notes former tennis star Chris Evert. "You know, it's going to be life-changing for her and very, very important," Evert said. "From what I see, she is very humble and from what I see, her parents are very humble people. Hopefully they won't go Hollywood on us. We don't want that to happen." Osaka's multicultural background — Japan-born but raised in the U.S. by a Haitian-American father and a Japanese mother — adds to her wide appeal, endearing her to fans in Japan and elsewhere. Her disarming charm, off and on the court, including how she handled the turmoil surrounding her win over Williams, is also winning people over. "She appeals to the young and old, men and women, everyone," said Shigeru Tanaka, advertising manager at Citizen, her sponsor since August. Tokyo-based Citizen Watch Co.'s 80,000 yen ($700) Naomi Osaka watch is selling out at stores in Japan, thanks to the exposure it got on her wrist at the U.S. Open. Citizen was quick to take advantage of her Grand Slam win, taking out a one-third page ad in the Yomiuri newspaper's extra edition report of her win. Companies won't say how much her contracts are worth, but they tend to be written so that if she keeps winning, her earnings will keep going up. If one company won't pay, another will just snatch her up, marketing experts say. Although Japanese baseball players like Ichiro and Shohei Ohtani are superstars, that sport doesn't have the global appeal of tennis. There are Olympians, but their appeal tends to come and go every four years. Japan is "just starving for a star," Evert said. Osaka has been wearing various Citizen watches in matches and in photo ops and has told reporters the first watch she got from her mom was a Citizen. She has also said her father drove a Nissan while she was growing up — another in a growing line of sponsors. Besides Citizen, Osaka has deals with instant noodle-maker Nissin Foods Group, Japanese badminton and tennis racket maker Yonex Co., and athletic-wear and sneaker giant Adidas. Nissan Motor Co. signed Osaka as its three-year "brand ambassador" in September. The deal was in the works for a while, but the timing couldn't have been better, coming right after the U.S. Open. The Yokohama-based automaker is mulling a "Naomi Osaka model" car. She is also getting keys to a silver GT-R sports car. Investing in Osaka enhances brand image for the long-term, said Masao Tsutsumi, general manager in charge of Osaka-related marketing at Nissan. He said her transformation from "every girl" to superstar parallels the automaker's commitment to technological innovation. "She also is such a nice person while being utterly professional," he added. Yonex has been supplying rackets to Osaka since she was 10, after receiving a letter from her mother. The Osaka effect is evident in the growing popularity of Yonex rackets among younger Americans, the company says. Appearing before Yonex employees in Tokyo, Osaka drew affectionate laughter by insisting on addressing the crowd in Japanese, though she managed only a few words, including "onaji," or "the same," says Nori Shimojo, the company's official in charge of tennis player service. At just 21, Osaka's got plenty of time to learn the language of her birthplace if she wants to. As for her sponsorship windfall, she is shrugging it all off. "I wouldn't really know because I have never been in this territory," she said during a recent tournament in Singapore. "For me, I just focus on my matches, and, I mean, like I'm a tennis player, so I just play tennis." ___ Sandra Harwitt in Singapore contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

UAAP Season 81 swimming: MVPs Lacuna, Daos lead Ateneo charge

Reigning MVPs Jessie Khing Lacuna and Chloe Daos set in motion Ateneo de Manila University's bid for a championship double by winning two golds in UAAP Season 81 swimming Thursday at the Rizal Memorial Swimming Pool. Lacuna ruled the men's 800-meter freestyle with 8:33.98 to lead the Blue Eagles 1-2-3 finish in the event and returned later in the afternoon by winning the 100-meter freestyle with 52.18. Season 79 MVP Aldo Batungbacal also bagged a men's gold for Ateneo in the 200-meter individual medley with 2:09.49 to go with his 800-meter freestyle silver (8:46.39). Rookie Ianiko Limfilipino finished second in the 200-meter freestyle behind Batungbacal (2:12.48) and completed the Eagles' podium finishers in the 800-meter freestyle, finishing third with 8:59.31. Daos, who was also last year's women's top rookie, set a new league record in the 800-meter freestyle with 9:24.51, erasing the old mark of 9:26.11 by Kim Uy of the Lady Eagles in 2014. A silver medalist in the 41st Southeast Asian Age Group Swimming Championships last November in Brunei, Daos also emerged triumphant in the women's 100-meter freestyle with 59.62, besting her teammate Andrea Ngui (59.70). De La Salle University swept the opening day men's relay events, capturing the gold in the 200-meter medley (1:48.87) and 800-meter freestyle (8:14.02) University of the Philippines, one of Ateneo's biggest threats for the women's throne, also shone as Nadine Tee Ten ruled the 200-meter individual medley event with 2:31.87, while its 200-meter medley relay (2:06.93) and 800-meter freestyle relay (9:25.18) ruled the roost. The Eagles are gunning for their fifth consecutive men's title while the women's tankers are eyeing to make it two in a row.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

A home for new and struggling artists

An art gallery called Walls Gallery recently opened on the ground floor of Triumph Square, 1618 Quezon Avenue in Quezon City. Members of the local art community were present at the event, as well as friends and classmates of the owner, Gigi Phua-Lim. "Walls Gallery has gone through a long evolution," Phua-Lim said. "We started when my son and I were trying to help artists. We just kept buying pieces, to help them out. Our collection eventually grew so big, that one day, we discovered there was no more space in the house to store them." Storage room It was at this point that she decided to put the pieces in the storage room of Triumph Building. In 2005, a friend contacted her...Keep on reading: A home for new and struggling artists.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

‘Hablon’ shoes, wicker purse, Paete carvings–more artisan finds

An 8-ft-high lamp made of reclaimed troso, religious medallions set in jewelry pieces, a wicker padyak purse, a barong bomber jacket---these handmade, fashionable items and more will be in the sixth edition of the FilipinaZ fair on Nov. 9-11 in Rockwell. This annual fundraiser of Zonta Club of Makati and Environs will showcase 60 local brands with indigenous materials made by skilled artists, weavers and sculptors from Abra to Davao del Sur. Among the exhibitors is sculptor Charming Baldemor, whose pieces include the intricately carved 8-ft-high lamp and accessories such as handbags with floral carving. A native of Paete, Laguna, Baldemor comes from a family of artists and s...Keep on reading: ‘Hablon’ shoes, wicker purse, Paete carvings–more artisan finds.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

Laundry Tips to Keep Clothes Looking Good as New

Laundry day often spells trouble for a lot of Filipino households especially when it comes to using a washing machine because of the fear it might ruin their clothes. That is why Electrolux Philippines and their FashionCare Council is here with laundry and fabric care tips to help them care for their precious pieces of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

Cheat Sheet: Channel Your Inner Boho And Opt For Organic Pieces For Your Personal Sanctuary!

It's not how big the house is but how happy the home is!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

UAAP: Franz Pumaren after Adamson-Ateneo: Playoffs started tonight

For the first time in the UAAP, the men's basketball games were played in the Ynares Center in Antipolo. One might have expected that the games would be sparsely attended due to the out-of-town venue, but the UAAP Season 81 fans did not disappoint. In the Ateneo de Manila University versus Adamson University game, rabid fans filled the ringside and the lower box section of the arena adding to the intense action on the hardwood. Considering the game and the crowd, even though it is still just the second round, Falcons head coach Franz Pumaren felt the playoff atmosphere. "Tonight's game is a testament that the playoffs started tonight. Atmosphere was different, the intensity was different," said Pumaren after his Adamson squad was dealt with its third loss of the season after eleven games. The Soaring Falcons had a statement victory over the Blue Eagles in the first round. However, as much as they wanted to sweep Ateneo in the eliminations, they failed as the Eagles' defense limited them to 26.4 points lower than their average. "We were too relaxed, I guess, thinking we can always turn it on and off. We have to give credit to Ateneo. They came out with a lot of fire, a lot of intensity. Its just a matter of simple analysis. They played well. We played bad. We were taken out of our comfort zone," he said. Jerrick Ahanmisi, who usually scores an average of 18.8 points, was held to just 10 points while Sean Manganti, who has averaged 15.1 points, was limited to just six. With Adamson's two top gunners having an off night offensively, Pumaren looked at the silver lining and thought that they did a decent job defensively. "Coming from a team that's been on a massacre mission, they scored 62 points. We still had a decent defensive effort for tonight's game. It's just we couldn't convert," he said, "They really wanted this victory. In spite of that, we forced them to 22 errors, for a number one team I think that's an accomplishment on our part. Just imagine if we don't force them, baka mas malaki pa ang lamang." Regardless of the outcome of the latest Adamson versus Ateneo tiff, Pumaren hopes to meet the Blue Eagles again this season. After all, he has been very honest that he loves coaching against Tab Baldwin. "It's nice playing against Ateneo. Hopefully, we can still meet each other. They make the best out of me and the best out of the team because coaching against a very experienced coach," Pumaren said. With Ateneo currently the league-leading team with a 10-2 record and Adamson coming in second with an 8-3 slate, Pumaren might just get his wish. But he made it clear that he is not banking on the current standings. They still have three more games to play -- versus University of Santo Tomas, University of the East, and Far Eastern University. "We're not even sure of everything. We just have to do our own job. We cannot rely on other teams beating the other school for us to be assured. Who knows. We still have three games. I think the last games, this is the most [important], there's a logjam with 2, 3, 4," said the Adamson mentor. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

Kershaw gets $93M deal, leaving Harper, Machado atop market

By Ronald Blum, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and Boston closer Craig Kimbrel were among just seven free agents who received $17.9 million qualifying offers from their former clubs Friday, when Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw agreed to a $93 million, three-year contract rather than test the market. Left-handers Patrick Corbin (Arizona) Dallas Keuchel (Houston) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (Los Angeles Dodgers) also received offers as did outfielder A.J. Pollock (Diamondbacks) and catcher Yasmani Grandal (Dodgers). Players have until Nov. 12 to accept. If a team makes a qualifying offer to a player who signs a major league contract with another club before the June amateur draft, his former club would receive a draft pick as compensation at the end of the first round. Just five of 73 players given qualifying offers have accepted since the process began in 2012. The Chicago Cubs exercised their $20 million option on left-hander Cole Hamels, who went 4-3 with a 2.36 ERA in 12 starts after he was acquired from Texas on July 27. The Cubs traded left-hander Drew Smyly to the Rangers, clearing from the payroll his $7 million salary. That is $1 million more than the Rangers would have owed the Cubs if Hamels' option had been declined, which would have triggered a $6 million buyout and allowed him to go free. Kershaw terminated a $215 million, seven-year contract that had $65 million remaining at $32 million next year and $33 million in 2020. The new deal calls for a $23 million signing bonus, payable in equal installments on June 30 in each of the next three years, and annual salaries of $23,333,333. He can earn $4 million annually in performance bonuses, in four $1 million increments for 24, 26, 28 and 30 starts, which could raise the deal's value to $105 million over three years. He also can gain award bonuses of $1.5 million for winning the NL Cy Young Award or $500,000 for finishing second or third in the voting. "There's been a lot of people saying that I'm in decline or not going to be as good as I once was," said Kershaw, whose Dodgers lost in the World Series for the second straight year. "I'm looking forward to proving a lot of people wrong with that." Kershaw, who turns 31 in March, has spent all 11 of his big league seasons with the Dodgers. "It was more valuable to me to just stay here," he said. "A chance to win every single year, it doesn't come around like this in LA very often." Top free agents prefer to seek multiyear contracts, but given the greater priority on draft picks in recent years, Ryu and Grandal might face a difficult market and consider accepting the offers. A free agent can be made a qualifying offer only if he has been with the same team continuously since opening day and has never received a qualifying offer before. Because of those rules, Manny Machado and Josh Donaldson were among the players who were ineligible to receive offers. The amount is the average of the top 125 major league contracts this year by average annual value. Harper and Machado are the top players available on the market, though Machado's value may have been damaged by a poor postseason in which he hit .227, showed a remarkable lack of hustle and was fined $10,000 for stepping on a first baseman's foot. Others among the 160 available free agents include right-handers Nathan Eovaldi and Charlie Morton, left-handers J.A. Happ and CC Sabathia, relievers Zach Britton, Andrew Miller, David Robertson and Jeurys Familia, outfielder Michael Brantley, third baseman Mike Moustakas, infielder Daniel Murphy, designated hitter Nelson Cruz and utilityman Marwin Gonzalez. Kershaw was among four players who became free agents and immediately re-signed this week, joined by St. Louis right-hander Adam Wainwright, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner and Dodgers outfielder David Freese. Cleveland is interested in re-signing Brantley but did not want to commit $17.9 million for one year. "We could not have any more respect for any individual than we have for Michael," general manager Chris Antonetti said. "He's the guy that epitomizes, as I've shared before, all of the things we look for in a player. He's exceedingly productive on the field. He defines professionalism in the clubhouse, and he's an extraordinary teammate. The interest and desire is there. What we will have to work through is can we make the pieces fit?" ___ AP Sports Writers Beth Harris in Los Angeles and Tom Withers in Cleveland contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2018

PDIC to sell Luzon lots worth P63.3M

THE Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) is set to sell on November 29 five prime pieces of property of closed banks with a combined value of P63.3 million. In a recent statement,...READ MORE The post PDIC to sell Luzon lots worth P63.3M appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018