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Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepApr 27th, 2019

Buck stops with Bach

POC first vice president Joey Romasanta is batting for a consensus among National Olympic Committees all over the world to guide IOC president Thomas Bach in deciding whether or not to proceed with the Tokyo Olympics in July......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2020

NRoSS remains main mechanism in BTr auctions

The Bureau of the Treasury has issued the procedures to guide investors on how to participate in its weekly auctions under an alternative working arrangement amid the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 19th, 2020

UAAP Season 82: Sato leading with energy, good vibes

Graduating Risa Sato is embracing her role as team captain for the National University Lady Bulldogs this UAAP Season 82 women’s volleyball tournament. Back after a year removed from collegiate volleyball action, Sato is bringing in the good vibes and happy approach to the game as well as the experience and maturity needed by the young Lady Bulldogs. Her leadership on and off the court did wonders for NU, which won two straight games before the tournament was halted in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.        In spite of obvious obstacles in communication with the Fil-Japanese middle having difficulties expressing herself in English and Filipino, she’s still able to get her message across by example.    “Sabi ko sa mga teammate ko na, kasama mga rookies, sabi ko sa kanila na basta wag kayong kakabahan. Basta enjoy lang tayo. Basta enjoy ang laro. You look at me. Smile, smile ganyan,” said Sato, who averaged 12.5 points per game including six kill blocks per outing in NU’s first two games.    During practice, Sato actively preaches the Japanese style of volleyball discipline. “Malaki po ang epekto niya kasi po iba ang laro niya, iba po ang pagiging jolly niya, iba po ang pagi-enjoy niya, pag-iingay nya sobrang nadadala kami,” said NU sophomore Ivy Lacsina of Sato. “Mas marami po kaming natututunan sa kanya kasi galing nga siya ng Japan so ang mga nakuha niya dun pinapa-adapt niya sa amin,” she added. “Sobrang good para sa amin kasi hindi lang galing sa coaches ang natututunan namin kundi dahil din sa kanya.” Head coach Norman Miguel knows Sato’s limitations that’s why he encourages his other veterans to help her in leading the team. “Nu’ng in-appoint namin siya as team captain, automatic sinabihan namin ang ibang seniors na ‘Kayo ang katulong ni Risa when it comes to expressing her feelings and emotions, her thoughts kasi hirap nga siyang mag-express,” she said. Former NU star Jaja Santiago has nothing but praises for Sato.   “Ang maganda naman kay Risa di siya sumusuko na matuto talagang mag-Tagalog. Dati kasi natatandaan ko yan lagi siyang umiiyak. Kasi may gusto siyang sabihin, gusto niyang matutunan ang ganitong skills pero di niya ma-express ang sarili niya,” said the Japan V. Premier League import. “Pero ngayon makikita mo siya na siya na ang nagga-guide sa players, sya ang kumakausap sa mga players. Happy ako nakaka-adapt na siya sa Pilipinas,” added Santiago.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles          .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 17th, 2020

An employee’s guide to a successful work from home setup

  The work from home (WFH) arrangement is called Telecommuting. Millions of individuals across the globe prefer this kind of setup especially those who have children. Freelancers also choose this system because they are more in control of their career path and the direction of their finances. It doesn’t just allow them greater freedom regarding […] The post An employee’s guide to a successful work from home setup appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2020

Facing coronavirus: What local officials should do

MANILA, Philippines – Facing the coronavirus outbreak that threatens to infect communities, what should the response of local officials be? The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) issued on February 3 a memorandum to guide local government units on how to handle the threat of a widespread outbreak. It was updated 3 days later ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 10th, 2020

A guide to the revised Procurement Law IRR

Experience has taught many erring public officials that ignorance of the updated procurement law cost them their jobs, perpetual disqualification from holding a government position, forfeiture of retirement pay, damages, jail time and irreparable negative reputation that is painful for them and their families......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 7th, 2020

UAAL 82: La Salle s iron wall lives through Thea Gagate

De La Salle sure didn't look like it had eight rookies in the lineup after taking down defending champion Ateneo Saturday at the MOA Arena. The Lady Spikers were dominant in their four-set win over the Lady Eagles, starting off UAAP Season 82 on the right foot. La Salle's new recruits wasted little time in making their presence felt, and the star of the day was certainly the highly-touted middle blocker, Thea Gagate. Gagate finished with a solid 10 points in her UAAP debut, leading La Salle's signature iron wall with five blocks. Not bad for a first game, against a rival school no less. "As a rookie, first time ko lumaban sa ganoong klaseng crowd. At first may kaba pa rin, pero we just trusted coach's system," Gagate said. "Believe naman po kami sa kanya," she added. Making her UAAP debut for the Lady Spikers, Gagate cherishes her opportunity. She is ready to absorb everything she can from a proud program like that of La Salle's. "I'm grateful, kasi di ko yun kayang gawin kung hindi dahil sa tinuturo ng mga coaches namin," Gagate said. "Syempre baguhan lang kami dito and sila may experience na sila, buti na-guide nila kami," she added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 7th, 2020

Thoughts to guide us by (For March 2020)

In the midst of darkness and uncertainty over COVID-19 virus that hit countries worldwide, it’s understandable for people to feel breathless with anxiety......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 5th, 2020

In Coach O, Samonte trusts as she returns to her roots as middle in UAAP 82

The Ateneo de Manila University frontline was very much different to open the UAAP 82 Women's Volleyball Tournament. Gone were the height and the long limbs of Maddie Madayag and Bea de Leon in the middle and in were the versatility and determination of Jules Samonte and Ponggay Gaston. Most definitely, the change was clear as day as Madayag and de Leon both stood at 5-foot-11 while Samonte and Gaston are 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-9, respectively. Still, Samonte and Gaston were more than enough for the Lady Eagles to take care of business against the University of the Philippines and take a big-time win to open their title defense. In particular, Samonte did damage with 10 points, three coming from blocks - and for that, head coach Oliver Almadro is nothing but satisfied. "Jules had three blocks so I guess that speaks for itself na naka-block siya. That's good for a middle blocker so she did her job," he said. Even better, the 21-year-old did that with just two months of adjustment from her previous position of utility spiker. Asked about her thoughts when she was told about the change, she answered, "He told me start of the year lang, but okay lang. I trust Coach O with whatever he wants us to do." From then until now, the championship mentor has full faith in Samonte - and that is the root cause of why the latter always makes sure to not let the former down. "The last time I was a middle was in my first year sa college then binalik ako ni Coach O this year. I still have a lot to learn," she said, looking back in her rookie year in blue and white as well as her high school career wherein she was the woman in the middle. She then continued, "Nanibago ako from being open and then utility and then middle again, but good thing na sobrang tiyaga ni Coach O na turuan kami ni Ponggay." It also doesn't hurt the Lady Eagles' new middles that Madayag and de Leon themselves are still there to be mentors. "During training, they still visit us and guide us so siyempre, nakakatulong pa rin sila. Sinasabi nila laging no pressure dapat," Samonte said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 4th, 2020

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Layman’s guide to understanding the Ampatuan Massacre verdict (8):  Convictions and acquittals

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 01 March) — The 64th Battalion, who had information about the abduction as early as around 10:30 am of November 23, 2009, decided to go to Masalay when camouflage-wearing armed men denied them passage in the blockades. By 1:30 p.m., reinforcements from the 64th Battalion arrived at Masalay and […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 4th, 2020

In Focus: A Katigbaker s Guide To ABS-CBN President And CEO Carlo Katigbak

Meet the Filipinos’ newest crush ng bayan!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2020

Solaire receives Forbes Travel Guide’s Five-Star award for 2020

SOLAIRE’s Sky Tower is awarded the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award for 2020, the fourth consecutive accolade of the hotel since receiving its first distinction in 2017. The Sky Tower is a 17-storey, all-suite hotel with 312 well-appointed rooms that showcase the property’s signature style and design, made more prominent by the luxe finishes and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2020

SISTER ACT: Eya and EJ power Golden Tigresses in Season 82

For the first time since their high school days, sisters EJ and Eya Laure will be teammates in the UAAP for the University of Santo Tomas. Eya, Season 81's top rookie, will welcome her ate EJ back in Season 82 as the Golden Tigresses look to one-up their Finals run last year with a championship. "As a younger sister, syempre dream ko rin naman na maka-sama ko siya sa collegiate, hindi lang sa high school and club team," Eya said. "Syempre iba yung laro, sobrang nakaka-excite, sobrang happy. Although nandoon yung pressure, wala eh hindi na rin dapat isipin yun," she added. EJ is coming back to the Golden Tigresses following a two-season hiatus. As she looks to integrate herself back to the UST team and in the UAAP, EJ is counting on her younger sister Eya for guidance. "Masaya, kasi nandiyan siya and may magga-guide sa akin kapag nagkaka-mali ako," EJ told ABS-CBN Sports. "Normal naman yun samin, kasi kami parehas nagkaka-mali. Mas okay samin na sinasabi samin kung ano kailangan namin gawin or iwasan," she added. From high school to college, the dynamic has certainly changed between the Laure sisters. EJ is all for it. "Nung high school kasi parang di naman kami ganun ka-close, away-away kami ganyan," EJ said. "Ngayon naman, nag-mature na kami pareho. Super close na namin," she added. That's how the Laure sisters operate off the court now, on the court though, that's a whole different story. EJ was Eya's main attacker when she was still a setter in high school. For the Golden Tigresses, the Laure sisters will look to pile up the points for UST as spikers in Season 82. "Ngayon kapwa spiker na, dati ako magse-set sa kanya, sakin siya humihingi ng bola," Eya said. "Ngayon, siya na nagbibigay sakin gn advice on techniques. Bago din samin, hindi siya yung katulad nung dati. Yun nilo-look forward ko ngayon, yung connection namin as spikers," she added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2020

FIBA: Kuya Ping gearing up for busy Gilas comeback

Marc Pingris could be in for a very busy Gilas Pilipinas comeback. The Philippines' original 24-man lineup to start the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers is already down two big men in Christian Standhardinger and Japeth Aguilar. Their spots are yet to be officially filled with new players meaning the gaping hole in the middle left by Standhardinger and Aguilar should provide big opportunities to other guys already in the pool. Other guys like Ping, who is making a return to Gilas Pilipinas, his first stint with the national team since 2016. "Mapapa-laban nga talaga tayo ngayon eh," Pingris said. "Makikipag-sabayan tayo sa kanila ngayon. Syempre ibibigay ko best ko," he added. Pingris' inclusion to the 24-man pool came as a surprise considering he's been out of the national team for years and he just recently came back to the PBA following a long recovery from knee injury. Regardless, he's ready to take on the challenge of once again helping lead Gilas Pilipinas. "Ang tagal ko rin nawala and di naka-laro. It's a big challenge talaga. But I'm sure naman na paghahandaan ko," he said. "Ako pinaka-kuya nila, ang dating talaga is ako magga-guide," Pingris added. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

FIBA: Young guns to step up in post-Blatche era Gilas

The plan is to get a pool of naturalized players eventually, but to start the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers, Gilas Pilipinas is going full All-Filipino. The Philippines has no naturalized player listed in its original 24-man lineup for the pair of games against Thailand and Indonesia this month. It's a different kind of challenge as Gilas has relied on naturalized players like Marcus Douthit and Andray Blatche — even Christian Standhardinger if we're being technical about it — through the years. "Tulung-tulong na lang talaga," veteran Marc Pingris said. Pingris has some experience in pushing Gilas to key victories in the absence of naturalized players. The Philippines got its ticket to the 2014 FIBA World Cup with an All-Filipino crew. "Kahit wala kaming naturalized player, ang dami naman okay na player na bata," Pingris added. For this brand-new Gilas team, Pingris sees a different approach for the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers. All the fresh legs in the national team pool will be utilized accordingly says Pingris. The future is certainly bright. "More running game itong team ngayon," Pingris said. "But kailangan nila ng guide, kailangan nila ma-absorb kung paano maglaro sa FIBA, ito future natin eh. Nandito lang kami para i-guide sila," he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

UAAP 82: Umandal confident to lead UST post-SEA Games

Jau Umandal is about to get a much bigger role for UST in the UAAP Season 82 men's volleyball tournament. As the Tiger Spikers look to make a return to the Final Four following a one-year absence, Umandal's development after a stint with the Philippine national team could prove crucial. Umandal was part of the Philippine team that won silver in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. "Sobrang laki ng confidence ko, and sobrang laki ng role ko para sa team," Umandal told ABS-CBN Sports. "Kasi galing ako sa national team sa SEA Games, yung nanalo tayo sa Thailand sobrang laking confidence sakin na maglaro sa UAAP dahil sa experience na nakuha ko," he added. Before the SEA Games, the Philippines had a a two-week camp in Japan, which proved to be worth it as the national team took down five-peat seeking Thailand in the semifinals before bagging a historic silver medal. As great as that is though, not all players have the privilege to play for tha national team and Umandal is taking the responsibility to guide the Tiger Spikers using his national team experience. "Ituturo ko sa kanila yung mga natutunan ko, mga mechanics na natutunan ko sa Japan, kung paano gawin mga bagay na mapapadali lang," he said. "Tinuturo ko yun sa kanila sa training, gina-guide ko sila lagi lalo na yung mga bata kasi sa program namin, iba na set up namin mas mabilis. Ni-level up na namin," Umandal added. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2020

Thoughts to guide us by

Whew! What a terrific, horrific way to start the 2020 chapter of our lives! A string of fearful, nerve-stirring, mind-blowing, unimaginable events happened one after another ... globally!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2020

PBA: Willie Marcial gets 3-year extension as Commissioner

Willie Marcial will be staying as PBA Commissioner through 2024. In their annual meeting in Milan, Italy, the PBA Board has extended Marcial's term for another three years. Marcial was entering the third and last year of his original appointment after he took over former Commissioner Chito Narvasa in 2018. "We reappointed the commissioner for another three-year term. We were open and transparent to his performance. We talked to him. That's the good about the board. The board decided to reappoint him for another three-year term," said PBA board chairman Ricky Vargas. With his extension, Marcial will have the third longest stint as PBA Commissioner just behind Leo Prieto and Jun Bernardino, who both served as the league's top honcho for eight years. Marcial's rise as Commissioner came during a time when the PBA was divided. At the end of Narvasa's term, the PBA Board was separated into two factions. Marcial was able to help guide the league back to calm waters, earning him the nickname of "Healing Commissioner."   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 31st, 2020

A Food Lover s Guide To Oahu, Hawaii - Philippine Tatler

A Food Lover's Guide To Oahu, Hawaii Philippine Tatler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 29th, 2020

UAAP Season 82: Fresh start ito eh -- Jho Maraguinot

Returning Jho Maraguinot is looking at the UAAP Season 82 women’s volleyball tournament as a fresh start, putting her mind away from the pressure of completing unfinished business when she last played for the defending champion Ateneo de Manila University two years ago. Coming back after a year of absence, Maraguinot just wants to pour everything that she could give in her swan song, leaving no regrets when it’s time to formally hang her blue and white jersey. She doesn’t want to dwell on the past heartbreaks when she and the Lady Eagles fell short in the Finals of Seasons 78 and 79 and when Ateneo failed to reach the championship round in Season 80. “Wala naman [sa utak ko]. I guess I needed to move on from it. For me, fresh start 'to eh,” said Maraguinot, who skipped Season 81 to pursue a club career with Sta. Lucia Realty in the Philippine Superliga. For the Alitagtag, Batangas native, what’s important is bringing those valuable lessons she learned to help the Lady Eagles defend their crown. “Ayoko nang dalhin 'yung heartbreaks pero dala ko 'yung lessons na nakuha ko from it. Kasi parang if dalhin ko 'yun, 'di ba sinasabi nila na kapag may galit ka, hindi mo magagawa ng maayos 'yung kailangan mong gawin,” she said. “So for me, kinailangan ko talagang mag move on from it kahit ayaw ko, kahit masakit siya sa akin, marami naman akong natutunan from it. So, gagamitin ko 'yung mga natutunan ko for this season,” added Maraguinot. One of the most explosive scorers during her past tours of duty for Ateneo, Maraguinot admits she is still in the process of bringing back her old form.   “Personally, siyempre lahat naman tayo mataas 'yung standard sa sarili, so I guess 60 to 70 (percent)” Maraguinot’s self-assessment. “And I feel like I'm sakto lang for the season kasi masama rin naman na maaga kang mag-peak. So, I feel like I'm really sakto lang.” With prolific scorer Kat Tolentino also playing in her last year with Ateneo and the addition of high school standout Faith Nisperos, Maraguinot understands her new role under head coach Oliver Almadro.    “Well laging sinasabi sa akin ni Coach O na hindi niya kailangan na kami lang ang pupuntos eh, ang kailangan niya 'yung guidance para sa mga bata,” said Maraguinot. “Kasi nga half of them first time maglalaro, like even my sister [Jaja], first time niya na mag-first six,” she added. “Parang guidance na 'pagdating ng game, kasi iba naman talaga 'yung feel 'pag game time ng UAAP. So 'yun 'yung una niya talagang sinabi sa akin na 'yung maturity sa loob ng court, na kailangan namin i-guide 'yung bata para hindi sila kabahan.”     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 29th, 2020