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With Air Fiber 5G, Globe becomes 1st to offer 5G in Southeast Asia, 3rd in Asia

MANILA, Philippines – Globe CEO Ernest Cu breathed what was almost a sigh of relief as he announced the arrival of their first 5G-powered service, Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G, Thursday, June 20, successfully hitting their 2018 promise of launching 5G services by the second quarter of 2019. “It ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

James Spencer ready, raring to don different kind of Pilipinas

James Spencer was made to wait a little longer for the golden opportunity to represent the Philippines. The Filipino-Australian came to the Philippines last year with the primary purpose of suiting up for Gilas Youth - then still known as Batang Gilas. "I've been eyeing the (youth) team since before I was even thinking to play college basketball out here. Batang Gilas was my first connection to the Philippines," he shared. However, he fell short of being eligible for the 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship in Thailand. "I got to practice with the team a bit before they went to the qualifiers. Unfortunately, my Filipino passport, basically, wasn't in line then," he recalled. Spencer made it clear, however, that his Filipino passport was actually good to go before that regional meet, but some complications apparently arose when it was forwarded to FIBA. The 6-foot-3 promising prospect would have been a much welcome addition to a Batang Gilas side that reached the semifinals of the qualifiers. Not only is he a big-bodied guard, he is also a knockdown shooter. He showed that sort of promise in last season's UAAP where he was part of the University of the Philippines' Cinderella run to the Finals. Spencer totaled two points, 10 rebounds, and 40 minutes in nine games that gave him a taste of how it feels like to have "Pilipinas" on his jersey. Fast forward a year and now, he is all set to contribute to Gilas Youth who will wage war in the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup as he has been named into the 14-man pool going to Qatar for training camp and then to Greece for the tournament proper. For that, the 19-year-old is nothing but thankful. "Once the new coaching staff was in place, coach Sandy [Arespacochaga] gave me a call and said I should try out with my team. That's what I did and I've been given an opportunity to play in Qatar to play in a few tuneup games and participate in training camp," he said. He then continued, "From there, they're gonna make a decision on who will play in Greece. I'm just glad to be part of it all and I'm just excited to play for the country." And so, Spencer is now cherishing the golden opportunity to wear "Pilipinas" in international competition - "Pilipinas" without "Unibersidad ng" accompanying it. If and when he makes the cut for the national youth team, he hopes he can be part of the process that will smooth over relations between the Philippines and Australia. After all, a Fil-Aussie is the ideal candidate to prove that Filipinos and Australians can play nice once more. "I don't think people outside the Philippines understand Filipino hoops properly. I think it's something they really have to experience firsthand to appreciate how we play," he said. He then continued, "There might be that stereotype that we're rough players who are not skillful and just wanna be rough. But really, we're just physical." Whatever it is, Spencer promises to go all out for his family who have roots in Fairview, Quezon City. "I'm just happy for all of this and thankful my family is with me for all of this," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 17th, 2019

Sexy actress-singer dyowa ng Hollywood producer

Ang bongga pala ng love life ng sexy actress/singer na ito.The post Sexy actress-singer dyowa ng Hollywood producer appeared first on Abante News Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJun 14th, 2019

PHL, Indonesia driving growth in wheat imports from US

SOUTHEAST ASIA is expected to be the top wheat importing region in 2018/2019 driven by demand from Philippines and Indonesia, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 13th, 2019

Dave Ildefonso hopes long stint in youth team leads to place in Gilas Pilipinas

Dave Ildefonso, National University's incoming second-year stud, is still part of Gilas Youth. Yes, better believe that the Bulldogs' rising star remains a key cog of the Philippine national youth team as he's only 19-years and two-months old. And come the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, Ildefonso will be wearing the flag for the fourth time in international competition - following his go-rounds in the 2015 SEABA Under-16, 2015 FIBA Asia Under-16, and 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18. Through the years, there is one thing and one thing only that has changed in the eyes of the 6-foot-3 swingman. "Ako na nga yung pinakamatanda rito kaya naisip ko lang na grabe, ang lalaki na pala talaga ng mga bata ngayon. Dati, 6-footer ako, sentro na ako e," he joshed. Indeed, that's all changed now as Ildefonso can now slot into his natural position as a swingman with 7-foot-2 Kai Sotto, 6-foot-10 AJ Edu, 6-foot-8 Geo Chiu, and 6-foot-8 Carl Tamayo entrenched. Turning serious, though, the son of Philippine basketball legend Danny Ildefonso knows full well that his wealth of experience will be of much help for Batang Gilas. And so, he is not shying away from being more of a leader. "In terms of leadership, marami akong makakatulong kasi si Kai, born leader naman tapos nandyan din si AJ [Edu], [Migs] Oczon. As individuals, leaders naman kami lahat dito," he shared. He then continued, "Ako naman, maitutulong ko is yung pagiging role model ko on and off the court." While the upcoming world meet will be his fourth and final with the national youth team, Ildefonso is nothing but hopeful this will not be the last time he wears the flag. "Ang tanda ko na nga kasi e no," he kidded with reporters who likened his long stint in Gilas Youth with what Gabe Norwood has been as a mainstay for Gilas Pilipinas. He then continued, "Sana hindi ito yung last ko. Yung dream ko, siyempre, makasali sa 2023 (FIBA World Cup) at sa iba pa, SEA Games, ganun. Paghihirapan ko yun para sana makuha ko sa future." In that light, the Gilas Youth veteran only vows to keep being better. As he put it, "The game is evolving so my game should be evolving too. Dati, shooter, spot-up lang ako na minsan, nagbi-big man pa, but ngayon, I worked it out over the years na pwedeng 1, 2, 3, stretch 4 pa kung kailangan." He then continued, "Gagawin ko kung anong kailangan ng team." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2019

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Asia-Pacific Healthy Islands 2018. DC. 25 July 2018

  Presidential Communications Operations Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE ASIA-PACIFIC HEALTHY ISLANDS CONFERENCE 2018: NETWORKING FOR RESILIENT ISLAND HEALTH SYSTEMS [Delivered at The Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City |25 July 2018] Kindly sit down. Thank you for your courtesy. Health Secretary Francisco Duque; Climate Change Commission Secretary Emmanuel […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 12th, 2019

MPBL: Manila Stars aiming for better finish in Lakan Cup

All things considered, the Manila Stars had a pretty good campaign in the 2018-2019 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup.  The Stars finished the elimination round with a 20-5 slate and went as far as the Divisional Finals, where they fell to eventual National Champions San Juan Knights in three games.  With their maiden season in the books, Manila is now looking to put on an even better showing in the upcoming MPBL Lakan Cup.  "It was good season for the Manila Stars, lalong-lalo na sa akin, kasi siyempre may Divisional Finals appearance," said Stars playmaker Chris Bitoon. "Makikita mo talaga yung players na gumagaling sa Divisional Finals eh, yung mga nag-iisip." "Sana ngayong dadating na MPBL, makakapag-laro ulit kami sa Divisional Finals, para yung bawat isa sa amin, mag-improve pa," he continued.  Bitoon himself had a pretty good maiden season in the league, averaging just under 15 points, nearly four rebounds, and four assists per game, good for a spot in the All-MPBL First Team.  And while an individual achievement is always nice, Bitoon maintains that it's just a bonus. The main goal remains the same, and that's to go far into the postseason.  "Sa akin, yung pagiging kasama ko sa First Team, bonus na lang ‘yun, talagang ginawa ko lang yung trabaho ko, pero sana ngayon yung expectation is makapag-laro muli kami sa Divisional Finals, ma-feel yung crowd na ganun ka-lakas yung sigawan, sana ma-bless kami ni God na makapag-laro ulit doon." With another Divisional Finals, and even a National Finals stint on their crosshairs, Bitoon says that a 'more organized' Manila Stars squad plans on taking things step by step, and among those steps is adding some depth in their roster.  "Siguro yung Manila Stars ngayon, mas naging-organized, naging organized, nag-recruit din kami ng mga bagong players, mga potential players na alam naman namin na makaka-tulong sa team namin," Bitoon shared. Among those new recruits include former PBA All-Star Carlo Lastimosa, former Mandaluyong standout Gian Abrigo, and former De La Salle Green Archers Jollo Go and Mark Dyke, and former UST Growling Tiger Marvin Lee.  The Stars hope that these additions will more than make up for the loss of forward Riel Cervantes.  "Sana, ngayong darating na season, siyempre step-by-step, makapag-laro kami ng Finals, pero ang nasa isip muna namin ngayon ay bawat game eh, elimination, Divisional Finals, then yung National Finals," Bitoon added.  With so much new blood injected into the Stars' system, Bitoon is confident that he and fellow All-MPBL First Teamer Aris Dioniso will have a lot of help in the coming conference.  "Laging sinasabi ng coach namin na kahit sinong pwedeng ipasok, makaka-contribute eh. Siguro sa amin ngayon, kailangan lang namin na mag-tiwala sa isa’t-isa eh, hindi pwedeng kami lang ni Aris Dionisio, Chris Bitoon. Kailangan lang namin mag-tiwala sa isa’t-isa. Andiyan naman yung mga ex-pro pa namin na maasahan." Right now, Bitoon is relishing the opportunity that the MPBL has given him, and playing for the capital city's home team has given him the perfect avenue to showcase his skills.  "Sobrang saya kasi ultimo mga bata, hanggang sa mga matatanda, mga nanay, talagang naka-support sa amin eh. Pag pumupunta kami sa venue namin sa practice, may mga ‘Idol, idol!’, magpapa-picture sila, kaya sobrang nakaka-proud kasi kahit hindi ka kilala, kahit hindi ka galing sa malaking school, nabibigyan ka ng halaga sa Manila."   The 2019-2020 MPBL Lakan Cup begins on Wednesday, June 12, 4:00 PM at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Catch it LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!   .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2019

MPBL: Manila Stars aiming for better finish in Lakan Cup

All things considered, the Manila Stars had a pretty good campaign in the 2018-2019 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup.  The Stars finished the elimination round with a 20-5 slate and went as far as the Divisional Finals, where they fell to eventual National Champions San Juan Knights in three games.  With their maiden season in the books, Manila is now looking to put on an even better showing in the upcoming MPBL Lakan Cup.  "It was good season for the Manila Stars, lalong-lalo na sa akin, kasi siyempre may Divisional Finals appearance," said Stars playmaker Chris Bitoon. "Makikita mo talaga yung players na gumagaling sa Divisional Finals eh, yung mga nag-iisip." "Sana ngayong dadating na MPBL, makakapag-laro ulit kami sa Divisional Finals, para yung bawat isa sa amin, mag-improve pa," he continued.  Bitoon himself had a pretty good maiden season in the league, averaging just under 15 points, nearly four rebounds, and four assists per game, good for a spot in the All-MPBL First Team.  And while an individual achievement is always nice, Bitoon maintains that it's just a bonus. The main goal remains the same, and that's to go far into the postseason.  "Sa akin, yung pagiging kasama ko sa First Team, bonus na lang ‘yun, talagang ginawa ko lang yung trabaho ko, pero sana ngayon yung expectation is makapag-laro muli kami sa Divisional Finals, ma-feel yung crowd na ganun ka-lakas yung sigawan, sana ma-bless kami ni God na makapag-laro ulit doon." With another Divisional Finals, and even a National Finals stint on their crosshairs, Bitoon says that a 'more organized' Manila Stars squad plans on taking things step by step, and among those steps is adding some depth in their roster.  "Siguro yung Manila Stars ngayon, mas naging-organized, naging organized, nag-recruit din kami ng mga bagong players, mga potential players na alam naman namin na makaka-tulong sa team namin," Bitoon shared. Among those new recruits include former PBA All-Star Carlo Lastimosa, former Mandaluyong standout Gian Abrigo, and former De La Salle Green Archers Jollo Go and Mark Dyke, and former UST Growling Tiger Marvin Lee.  The Stars hope that these additions will more than make up for the loss of forward Riel Cervantes.  "Sana, ngayong darating na season, siyempre step-by-step, makapag-laro kami ng Finals, pero ang nasa isip muna namin ngayon ay bawat game eh, elimination, Divisional Finals, then yung National Finals," Bitoon added.  With so much new blood injected into the Stars' system, Bitoon is confident that he and fellow All-MPBL First Teamer Aris Dioniso will have a lot of help in the coming conference.  "Laging sinasabi ng coach namin na kahit sinong pwedeng ipasok, makaka-contribute eh. Siguro sa amin ngayon, kailangan lang namin na mag-tiwala sa isa’t-isa eh, hindi pwedeng kami lang ni Aris Dionisio, Chris Bitoon. Kailangan lang namin mag-tiwala sa isa’t-isa. Andiyan naman yung mga ex-pro pa namin na maasahan." Right now, Bitoon is relishing the opportunity that the MPBL has given him, and playing for the capital city's home team has given him the perfect avenue to showcase his skills.  "Sobrang saya kasi ultimo mga bata, hanggang sa mga matatanda, mga nanay, talagang naka-support sa amin eh. Pag pumupunta kami sa venue namin sa practice, may mga ‘Idol, idol!’, magpapa-picture sila, kaya sobrang nakaka-proud kasi kahit hindi ka kilala, kahit hindi ka galing sa malaking school, nabibigyan ka ng halaga sa Manila."   The 2019-2020 MPBL Lakan Cup begins on Wednesday, June 12, 4:00 PM at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Catch it LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!   .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2019

Pia, Catriona binigyan ng tips si Klea Pineda pag sumali na sa Bb. Pilipinas

Kilig na kilig at talagang na-starstruck ang Kapuso actress na si Klea Pineda nang muling makita sina Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray at Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach sa isang fashion charity gala recently. Alam naman ng lahat ng isa sa mga ultimate dream ni Klea ay ang maging beauty queen tulad ng kanyang mga […] The post Pia, Catriona binigyan ng tips si Klea Pineda pag sumali na sa Bb. Pilipinas appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2019

Heart sugatan sa shooting: Ang violent, di ko bet

Hindi umubra ang pagkakikay at pagkasosyal ng Kapuso actress na si Heart Evangelista sa Hollywood action movie na ginagawa niya ngayon. Kilala natin si Heart na super vain at sossy, mula sa kanyang buhok, skin, pananamit hanggang sa kanyang well-groomed and manicured nails. Pero dahil nga nagpapaka-action star ngayon sa bago niyang international project, dedma […] The post Heart sugatan sa shooting: Ang violent, di ko bet appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2019

NBA celebrates banner season in the Philippines

NBA Philippines press release MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The 2018-19 NBA season marked a banner year for the NBA in the Philippines, as the league saw growth across broadcast viewership, NBA League Pass subscriptions, social media consumption, and more. [Watch the Playoffs on NBA League Pass for 30% less with this limited time offer! Select Annual package and use code SAVE30 at checkout to redeem] “As we near the culmination of this incredible NBA season, the NBA’s remarkable growth in the Philippines speaks to the league’s impact and relevance to the country’s millions of passionate NBA fans,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson. “The NBA’s commitment to innovation has provided Filipinos with a multitude of ways to experience the energy and excitement of the game. With the continued support of our partners, we look forward to building on this season’s success and taking the league’s popularity in the Philippines to even greater heights in the years to come.” Below are the highlights from the 2018-19 NBA season in the Philippines: Regular-Season Viewership 5.4M – The most-watched regular-season game in the Philippines during the 2018-19 season reached a peak audience of 5.4 million viewers on ABS-CBN. Through April 2019, average audience for live NBA games was up 15% and 87% year-over-year across ABS-CBN S+A and Basketball TV, respectively, reaching its highest mark since the 2016-17 season. 21% – Through April 2019, average audience of live, delayed and on-demand broadcasts of NBA games was up 21% year-over-year across ABS-CBN S + A, Basketball TV and FOX Sports, reaching the highest average audience since the 2016-17 season. NBA League Pass Growth 84% – Through March 2019, NBA League Pass subscribers in the Philippines increased 84% year-over-year, marking the largest year-over-year growth since 2012-13 season. To date, the Philippines ranks fourth in NBA League Pass subscribers among markets outside the U.S. and China and second in Asia-Pacific. Social Media 10.6M – The NBA’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts have more than 10.6 million combined followers from the Philippines, the most of any country outside of the U.S. 5.5M – Viewers from the Philippines to the NBA’s global YouTube Channel watched 5.5 million hours of content during the 2018-19 season, the most of any country outside of the U.S. 3.7M – Followers of the NBA Philippines Facebook page increased 15% year-over-year, making it the largest regional NBA Facebook page at over 3.7 million fans. Marketing Partnerships and Events 14 – Following the announcement of Vivo as Official Smartphone of the NBA in the Philippines, this season the league has a record 14 partners in the country.   2M – The Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska achieved its highest participation numbers ever in 2019 - more than 59,000 players and coaches - and has reached more than two million players, parents and coaches across more than 190 cities and municipalities since 2007. Merchandise 62% – NBA merchandise sales from the Philippines on NBAStore.com have increased 62% year-over-year.   The NBA Finals 2019 tip off in the Philippines on Friday, May 31 on ABS-CBN, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 30th, 2019

Aiko, back-to-back ang nominasyon

SI Aiko Melendez ay nominado rin sa Star Awards For Movies para sa Best Supporting Actress category para sa pelikulang Rainbow’s Sunset, na gumanap siya bilang isang mayor. Sa EDDYS Choice ay nominado rin siya for Best Supporting Actress para rin sa nasabing pelikula. Nanalo na si Aiko bilang best supporting actress sa 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival at sa Gawad Pasado para rin saRaibow’s Sunset. Kaya naman ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsMay 27th, 2019

Bolts pinitpit ng Elite

PBA – Inilampaso ng Blackwater Elite ang Meralco Bolts, 94-91, sa overtime sa pagbubukas ng kanilang kampanya sa PBA Commissioner’s Cup sa Mall of Asia Arena. Si Ray Parks Jr., second overall pick sa 2018 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsMay 20th, 2019

Rainbow’s Sunset, namayani sa 3rd Eddys; Piolo, Daniel, Dingdong, Paolo, Carlo, at Christian babangga kay Manoy

PITONG aktres at pitong aktor ang maglalaban-laban para sa best actress at best actor samantalang limang de-kalibre at pinag-usapang pelikula ng 2018 ang magbabakbakan sa 3rd EDDYS ng Society of Philippines Entertainment Editors (SPEEd) sa Hulyo. Nominado bilang pinakamagaling na pelikulang Filipino ang Citizen Jake, Goyo, Liway, Rainbow’s Sunset, at Signal Rock. Mag-aagawan sa best director category ang mga direktor na sina Chito ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsMay 20th, 2019

Britney Spears sinampal ng TRO ang dating kaibigan

Hollywood – Binigyan ng temporary restraining order o TRO ng singer-actress na si Britney Spears ang kanyang dating kaibigan. Inutusan ng korte ang 44-anyos na si Sam Lutfi na sinasabing nangha-harass umano sa pamilya ni […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsMay 9th, 2019

Questions surrounding the arrest of 'Bikoy' video sharer | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Legal questions on the arrest of ‘Bikoy’ video sharer Foreign-funded? Journalists hit back, say gov't gets funds from China Bar Exam results 2018: 22.07% passing rate DLSU joins U.P. in latest Asia university rankings Actor Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in 'Star Wars' saga, dies at 74 Executive Producer / Writer Lilibeth Frondoso Associate Producer / Publisher Marga Deona Jaira Roxas Master Editor / Playback Emerald Hidalgo Jaene Zaplan Jaen Manegdeg Quita Chuatico – Rappler.com.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2019

Anne Curtis, nabili ang isang gamit ng legendary Hollywood actress na si Audrey Hepburn

NATANDAAN ng mga dumalo sa red-carpet premiere ng Sons of Nanay Sabel ang short stint ni Anne Curtis habang kinakanta sa loob ng simbahan ang Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas sa kanyang boses na sintonado. Anyhow, while the premiere night of Sons of Nanay Sabel was being held at the SM Megamall Cinema 1 last April ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2019

Chai Fonacier speaks out on Cebu Street Food issue

Cebu City, Philippines—The reactions to Erik Matti’s remarks about Netflix’s Cebu episode of “Street Food Asia” keep on coming. Among the noted personalities who recently reacted was former Cebu-based actress Chai Fonacier. “Di ko maintindihan (I do not understand). Are regions only considered Filipino if it’s convenient for Manila? Manila is so used to speaking […] The post Chai Fonacier speaks out on Cebu Street Food issue appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2019

Railroading the Constitution, a Joint Statement of all 5 Ateneo Presidents on RBH 15

The move to amend the Philippines’ 1987 Constitution has been one of the most contentious issues of 2018. According to the latest Pulse Asia survey held in June 2018, only 18% of our population support charter change, while a majority (67% of the population) do not. An additional 14% are undecided. The same poll also indicated that 62% of Filipinos are not presently in favor of a shift to a federal form of government ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

LGU Naga preps up for the biggest Marian festivity in Asia

LGU Naga preps up for the biggest Marian festivity in Asia Vox Bikol Wed, 08/15/2018 - 13:30.....»»

Category: newsSource:  voxbikolRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019