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Homes We Love: Summer-Inspired Celebrity Homes That Will Inspire You To Renovate Your Abode

Summer design inspirations from Enrique, Xian, Coco, and more!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnMay 17th, 2018

All-Stars collide in LA with teams picked by LeBron, Steph

By Greg Beacham, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA All-Star Game added spice to its 67th edition by allowing the captains to pick their teams. Team LeBron vs. Team Steph has replaced the traditional East-West format, shuffling allegiances and turning antagonists into uneasy teammates. But with the world’s best basketball players all converging on Los Angeles, the hungry fans of the hometown Lakers are eager to pick their own dream team as well. For instance, a gathering of a few hundred fans at media day in the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) caught sight of Paul George, Oklahoma City’s All-Star scorer and a Southern California native. The pro-Lakers crowd immediately launched into a chant of “We want Paul! We want Paul!” at the smiling George, who can be a free agent this summer. From his podium elsewhere in the room, Russell Westbrook — the Thunder’s other All-Star and LA native — snarled with sarcastic anger: “That’s out! He ain’t going nowhere!” The game is never really the thing at the NBA’s All-Star weekend, and that’s particularly true while the show is in Hollywood for the record sixth time. Aside from the new team format in the Sunday (Monday, PHL time) showcase, many of the NBA’s biggest stars are returning home, since they already make their summer homes in LA. Lakers fans are most interested in the potential 2018 free agents who could immediately resurrect the 16-time champion franchise, which is currently stumbling toward its unprecedented fifth consecutive non-playoff season. Lakers fans want George, but they also want LeBron James — and they’ll let both stars know it at Staples Center. James dismissed free agency questions Saturday, just as he has done all season, but his palatial house in Los Angeles is among the reasons Lakers fans believe they’ve got a chance to create their own All-Star team in a few months. But before that, James and Stephen Curry will lead two talent-laden teams at Staples Center for the annual showcase of the NBA’s best. Both captains are cautiously optimistic that this tweaked format will pay off with better play than in other All-Star games, which often turn into pickup games with a fraction of the entertainment value of even the Drew League, the famed pro-am circuit in which many stars participate every summer in South Central LA. “It should be a little bit more competitive, a little bit more intense on the court,” said Curry, the Golden State Warriors’ shooting star. “It means a little more when it’s Team LeBron and Team Steph.” The team selection process wasn’t made public, but the results will be very visible. The decision to keep the draft private disappointed fans — and even a few All-Stars. “I thought it was going to be televised,” Team LeBron center Andre Drummond said. “I thought it would be a cool spinoff: Live, LeBron and Curry picking guys. But hopefully next year they do it.” Curry picked his Golden State teammates Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, but lost Kevin Durant to James. LeBron also tantalizingly picked Kyrie Irving, the Boston guard who campaigned to leave James’ side in Cleveland last summer. Irving said it was “pretty awesome” to be James’ teammate again: “It’s normal. Sorry, I know that sounds like not a lot, but it’s just normal.” And everybody will be curious about what happens when Westbrook reteams with Durant, who ditched him in Oklahoma City in 2016 to win a championship in Oakland last year. James’ original roster has been dramatically altered by injuries to DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall, Kristaps Porzingis and Kevin Love, who all won’t play. But LeBron and Toronto coach Dwane Casey could still roll out a nightmarish lineup featuring, for instance, New Orleans’ Anthony Davis and James alongside Durant, Westbrook and George. Curry and Houston coach Mike D’Antoni could counter with a galaxy of shooting stars including James Harden, Damian Lillard, Thompson, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Curry himself. “I think it’s exciting,” said Harden, the product of nearby Artesia High School in Lakewood. “The All-Star Game, there are a lot of highlights, but we’re trying to win, and we’re going to go out there and prove that we’re trying to win.” Westbrook says this novel game format will “definitely” be more competitive than past editions of the midseason showcase. “My experience, my record with the West, we don’t lose much,” said Westbrook, who came out of Leuzinger High School and UCLA. “So I’m just saying. We usually win. Just saying.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2018

Homes We Love: Totally Adorable, Celeb-Approved Gifts And Decor To Inspire You In Your Shopping!

Homemakers in the limelight share eye-catching holiday treats!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

On-court digital experience unlocks access to basketball training in Manila

In a city where basketball is the pulse and access to data and training is limited, Nike is launching Nike Hyper Court, the first ever on-court digital experience that unlocks exclusive HD basketball content without the need for data, to inspire ballers across the city to take their game to the next level. Turn up to one of the initial five courts across Manila and ballers can connect to Nike Hyper Court and gain free access to content, powered by Google technology, that includes training drills, elevated member activities and the best of Nike global basketball content. “The passion for basketball in Manila is unlike any other city in Asia. We want to inspire young ballers to realize their full potential through the physical and digital aspects of their sport. Nike Hyper Court enables these ballers to train anytime without worrying about access to training drills and data costs,” said Nike Southeast Asia & India Senior Marketing Director, Bulbul Khera. “Nike Hyper Court, powered by Google, presents a great example of how businesses can partner with the community to customize technology and provide an original, digital solution aimed at empowering Filipino basketball players and youth across the capital. We are excited to see Nike Hyper Court use Google’s technology to change the game. This technology allows for endless possibilities on and off the court,” mentioned Miguel de Andrés-Clavera, Google Creative Technology Lead. The content is designed with a hyperlocal approach with the help of experienced coaches. Features include drills and skills training programs addressing power, quickness and versatility tailored for different types of players, all delivered through a program that learns and makes recommendations from continuous user interaction. Each of the Nike Hyper Courts in the five Barangays (districts) are visually stunning thanks to the design of Arturo Torres, internationally renowned artist known for his signature superhero themed illustrations of rappers, basketball stars and New York Times bestselling books. Arturo’s design for each court features an emblematic identity of five basketball superstars: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving. “I want the kids that play on these courts to know that they can be like the superstars I’ve drawn. Sure you have to put in the work, but no one can tell that you can't do something. With Nike Hyper Court you can go out there and prove them wrong – to anyone that's ever said no to you,” said Torres. The first five courts are launching this holiday season: 1. Titan Love Court, BGC – LeBron James Court 2. Ususan Court, Taguig – Kobe Bryant Court 3. Comembo Covered Court, Makati – Kevin Durant Court 4. Scarlet Homes Covered Court, Paranaque – Russell Westbrook Court 5. YCL Covered Court, Quezon City – Kyrie Irving Court.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Alyssa Valdez invites future champions to join Milo sports camps this summer

    Alyssa Valdez's volleyball journey all started with a risk, a leap of faith. As a scrawny kid from San Juan, Batangas, Valdez was initially prohibited by her father to try out sports, as an act of protecting his only daughter. But her mother, a teacher by profession, knew the kind of life lessons Alyssa can learn through sports.  It took some convincing, but Alyssa was eventually given the green light to pursue what she loved.  Now, she's one of the most iconic and beloved volleyball players in the country as a star from Ateneo de Manila and the Creamline Cool Smashers. With the help of her relentless drive, Alyssa Valdez became a testament to sports' power to transform lives. HUMBLE BEGINNINGS When she was younger, Alyssa says she was already active in different kinds of sports. But the young Phenom was held back by her shy nature.  "Isa sa mga nadevelop ko talaga, through playing volleyball is self-confidence," she bared. "I can imagine myself when I was a kid na, wala hindi talaga ako makakausap ng tao. I'm too shy to always interact with other people. So the challenge of pursuing her love for sports awakened something in Alyssa. "There was this turning point na, wala eh, it challenges me. If I don't push myself, paano pa 'yung ibang challenges?" Valdez reflected. Taking up volleyball gave her a sense of self-confidence and self-fulfillment that stemmed from the series of small victories she had garnered throughout her early playing days. By small victories, she meant gradually getting better, and slowly learning the value of hard work. But Alyssa wasn't always the superstar she is today. In her younger years, she says wasn't even part of her team's starting six.  "Noong bata ako, hindi ko talaga natutunan lahat in just a snap. You have to work hard, you have to sacrifice a lot of things," she said. "Per sa lahat ng sinasakripisyo natin, may babalik at babalik din diyan." True enough, with her dedication to help her team, and to continuously improve her play, she eventually got her break. ROUGH START It's hard to imagine Alyssa Valdez as anything short of a phenomenal volleyball player. But like anything great, it took some time for Alyssa to become an athlete of her stature.  As a bench player, she adapted a team-first identity, accepting a role that may not always call for her presence on the court, but was still important to the team's success. Alyssa had to learn to accept the small responsibilities she was entrusted with, like setting up the nets for practice, handing out water bottles for her teammates, as well as cheering from the bench to hype up her squad. Slowly, though, Alyssa was rewarded, not just with wins, but with different life lessons as well.   A LIFETIME'S WORTH OF LESSONS  Looking back now, Alyssa fondly remembers those memories as instrumental in helping her adjust to any situation, on and off the court. She gained confidence from accomplishing all those small tasks, and began trusting herself more.  Beyond accolades and fame, what keeps Alyssa's hunger in sports is its ability to teach lifelong wisdom. As she shares, "It's not about how you perform and be at your best, but, yung after na lessons na nabibigay sakin ng sport. The little things really matter." Alyssa has been carrying all those lessons, even after her success, like the friendships she has garnered through out her career. "In my experience, dahil sa sports, nakilala ko yung mga taong mag-s-stay kahit anong mangyari," Valdez shared. "Alam mo 'yung mga moments na patalo na kayo, 'yung mga moments na hindi mo na alam 'yung gagawin mo... Pero at the end of the day, iiyak at iiyak sila, tatawa at tatawa sila kasama mo."   INSPIRING THE CHAMPIONS OF TOMORROW Now a successful athlete, Alyssa hopes to inspire a new generation of youth to take up sports. Like the kid from San Juan, Batangas, Alyssa believes every child needs to take that risk, that leap of faith, for an opportunity to realize their potential to be someone great, as part of a nation of champions. That's why the Phenom has teamed up with Milo to invite kids of all ages to try any of the 18 different sports clinics the energy drink brand will offer summer, from April 2 to June 3, to get set for a lifetime's worth of lessons and values, on and off the court. "Parehas kami na really wanna pay it forward. Through camps, a lot of camps all over the Philippines," she said. "Ako, yun lang din yung gusto ko as an athlete, gusto ko ma-share 'yung knowledge ko." With Alyssa and her wealth of experience on board, indeed, this summer sounds like the perfect time for children to pursue sports......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Train Like LeBron, Kobe, Durant, Irving and Westbrook

So you want to train like NBA players? Don't worry, Nike has your back. So you want to train WITH NBA players? Don't worry, the Swoosh will take care of that, too. Get as close as you can get to actually training with the Nike signature athletes with the all new Hyper Court, an app that looks to provide players with a training regimen that's designed for the game's biggest stars. With Hyper Court, users will be taken through drills by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Russell Westbrook. Each player will have a specific style of play and thus a specific type of training regimen. Players will have to complete each set to gain experience, points, and overall just improve their respective basketball skills. Hyper Court also acts as a social media platform of some sorts as players can create their own personal profile and share their progress with other players. Taking advantage of technology and addressing the fact that the young ones simply have short attention spans nowadays, the Nike Hyper Court will make sure that everyone can still raise their games on their own. Five Hyper Courts featuring the likeness of each signature athlete are now all activated. Kobe Bryant's court is the Ususan court in Taguig, Kevin Durant's court is the Comembo Covered Court in Makati, and the Kyrie Irving court is the YCL in Quezon City. The LeBron James court is at Titan's Love Court in BGC and the Russell Westbrook court is the Scarlet Homes Court in Paranaque. Visit www.hypercourt.ph for more information, schedules and updates......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

Thousands of evacuees visit Marawi ‘ground zero’ for first time

Thousands of people who fled the war between ISIS-inspired militants and state troops in Marawi last year will finally be allowed to visit their homes starting April 1, the city’s mayor said on Sunday.   Source link link: Thousands of evacuees visit Marawi ‘ground zero’ for first time.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

Listen to OFWs, refugees who left because of love – Tagle

MANILA, Philippines – Thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and refugees leave their homes every day for the ones they love. But they do not need to take that that journey alone, said Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle.  In his homily during the Evening Mass of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

2 bedroom Condominium For Sale in Amang Rodriguez Avenue for 3,700,000 – Web reference 112238792 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

WATCH: Celebrity designers’ home makeover hacks

MANILA, Philippines — At the start of every year, among people’s New Year’s resolutions is to change not only themselves, but also their homes. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2018

Manmade quakes force Dutch to face future without gas

ZEERIJP, Netherlands --- When Nienke Bastiaans fell in love with and bought a 17th-century thatched house in a rural Dutch village, there was one person who warned about possible earthquakes due to gas extraction. "Nobody listened to him," she said. Now, 20 years later, thousands of homes in the northeastern Groningen province are facing reinforcement or even demolition because of hundreds of small tremors caused by decades of gas extraction. The scope of the problem is forcing the Dutch government to confront the prospect of a future without locally produced gas and lucrative gas tax revenue years earlier than previously expected. Bastiaans and her husband Tom Robinson just...Keep on reading: Manmade quakes force Dutch to face future without gas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

3 bedroom Condominium For Sale in Santolan for 4,700,000 – Web reference 112158708 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Thomas has smashing debut as Cavs down Trail Blazers 127-110

By Tom Withers, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Isaiah Thomas showed flashes of what made him an All-Star in his long-awaited Cleveland debut as the Cavaliers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 127-110 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). Thomas scored 17 points and played 19 minutes in his first game in seven months, an impressive return to action for the dynamic point guard. Thomas added three three-pointers and three assists before leaving with 8:10 left and the Cavs up by 12. LeBron James scored 24 points, Kevin Love had 19 and Jae Crowder added 15 for the Cavs, who were coming off losses at Golden State, Sacramento and Utah. Damian Lillard scored 25 for the Blazers after missing five games with a hamstring injury. Jusuf Nurkic added 23 and CJ McCollum had 19 for Portland. The Cavs were unable to separate from the Blazers until Thomas and Dwyane Wade teamed up in the fourth quarter. Thomas, who finished 6-of-12 from the field, knocked down a jumper and then fired a pass toward the baseline to a cutting Wade, who made a reverse layup. On Cleveland’s next possession, Thomas spotted up in the corner in front of Cleveland’s bench and buried a three-pointer to give the Cavs a 100-91 lead. A few moments later, James was sent in for Thomas, who first got a hug from his teammate and another from coach Tyronn Lue as the crowd roared. Thomas hadn’t played since May 19 (May 20, PHL time) because of a torn labrum in his hip that ended his 2017 postseason with Boston and threatened to derail his career. But the 5'9" playmaker, who inspired the Celtics and an entire city last year, patiently stuck with his rehab. With 4:33 left in the first quarter, Thomas, wearing his familiar headband and No. 3, checked in to a loud ovation as Cleveland fans finally got to see a player they believe can help the three-time defending Eastern Conference champions win another title. Thomas picked up a quick assist with a pass to Crowder, who came with him from Boston in the summer trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Celtics and shook the NBA. Thomas drained his next shot, a pull-up jumper from 14 feet, and then made one of his signature moves. Driving the lane past Portland’s Shabazz Napier, Thomas dropped in a left-handed scoop shot while being fouled and crashing to the floor beyond the baseline. He got up and shook off the contact, clearing another important hurdle in his journey back. Lue plans to keep close tabs on Thomas’ minutes over the next few weeks while he builds up stamina and confidence. Initially, Thomas won’t play in any back-to-back games, which means he’ll sit out Wednesday’s homecoming in Boston. Thomas forever endeared himself to Celtics fans last year when he carried Boston in the postseason following his sister’s death in a car crash. TIP-INS Blazers: Were outscored 36-23 in the fourth. ... Portland went 3-2 without Lillard, who was injured on Dec. 20 (Dec. 21, PHL time) against San Antonio. ... Nurkic, a seven-footer, went down hard when he appeared to be hit by James on a drive in the second quarter. However, replays showed that James barely grazed the big man. ... Evan Turner had 15 points and eight rebounds. Cavaliers: Thomas has expressed deep disappointment that the Celtics dealt him. But he has no issues with Boston fans and expects a warm greeting for his return. “I know it will be all love,” he said. “I keep saying that I gave that city everything I had and they showed me genuine love back and I think that love is going to last forever. So, there are no hard feelings. This ain’t no revenge game.” ... Love played despite staying home ill from the morning shootaround. UP NEXT Blazers: Home against Atlanta on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Cavaliers: Begin a five-game trip against the Celtics. Cleveland beat Boston in the season opener......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2017

DOUBLE JEOPARDY | Marawi folk displaced by bullets forced to flee from nature’s wrath in wake of Vinta

It was hard enough leaving their homes in a rush months ago, to escape the insane war spawned by the ISIS-inspired homegrown terrorists Maute Group. To have to leave anew their temporary relocation sites, as Tropical Storm ‘Vinta’ put the latter in peril, caused Marawi residents renewed anxiety days before Christmas......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

George, Anthony visit old homes that look fine without them

By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press Paul George and Carmelo Anthony are going back to old homes that are doing just fine without them. Indiana and New York are winning, bolstered by players they acquired for their superstars. While Oklahoma City remains underwhelming, Pacers and Knicks fans are even thinking they also won the trades. George gets the first homecoming when the Thunder travel to Indianapolis on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), while Anthony makes his first trip back to New York on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Indiana wasn’t eager to deal its All-Star forward last spring, but had little choice with no commitment he would stay beyond this season. So the Pacers shipped him off to Oklahoma City in June for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. The Pacers have won four straight and are solidly in the middle of the Eastern Conference at 16-11. They average 109 points, sixth in the league, and Oladipo was Eastern Conference player of the week last week for the second time this season after his career-best 47 points on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) in a victory over Denver hiked his average to 24.5 per game for the season. In New York, Enes Kanter has become the starting center, an offensive rebounding force and a fan favorite. Doug McDermott, the other player in the September trade for Anthony, has played an important role off the bench for the 14-13 Knicks. Of the three teams, the only one that wouldn’t be in the playoffs at the moment is Oklahoma City. The Thunder are just 12-14, Russell Westbrook and his two star sidekicks are all shooting around 40 percent, and Anthony, at 18 points per game, appears headed for the worst offensive season of his career. Maybe some familiar scenery can finally get them going. “This is a chance for us to be even closer, even tighter, be more connected, because in those two arenas that’s all we got,” George said. “And we have to play that way.” ___ Other games to watch: —Lakers at Cleveland, Thursday (Friday, PHL time). One of those games that figures to spark conversation about LeBron James’ future. —San Antonio at Houston, Friday (Saturday, PHL time). First meeting between two of the West’s best since the Spurs eliminated the Rockets in the conference semifinals. —Utah at Boston, Friday (Saturday, PHL time). The Jazz lost Gordon Hayward to Boston over the summer. The Celtics lost him to injury on opening night. —Warriors at Lakers, Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). Golden State’s only road game in a span of 10 games, and the defending champs don’t even have to leave California for it. ___ PISTONS NOT PUMPING It’s been a dismal December in Detroit. The Pistons are 0-7 this month after a strong start to the season in which they racked up a number of impressive road victories. That spurred them to a 14-6 record and a spot near the top of the Eastern Conference after they missed the playoffs last season. But once December started, the victories stopped. Detroit dropped its seventh in a row when it was blown out 103-84 at home on Tuesday by a Denver team playing without Nikola Jokic. “I’ve got to find the answers,” coach Stan Van Gundy said. “I’m not running from the responsibility. This is on me. I selected these players, I decide who plays, I decide what we run on offense, I decide how we play defense. That was an embarrassment tonight.” One that was hard to see coming when the Pistons won at Golden State, Oklahoma City, Minnesota and Boston in October and November. Part of their problem has been a difficult schedule that has included games against the Spurs, Warriors and Celtics within the last 10 days. But the Pistons also are misfiring from three-point range and Van Gundy sees chemistry issues, even shuffling his starting lineup before Tuesday’s (Wednesday, PHL time) loss. But he said changes won’t matter if Andre Drummond, Reggie Jackson, Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley don’t play better. “We’re in holes too many nights with them and I’ve got to find an answer to that,” he said. “I’m not out there running them down, I’m just telling you they have to play better.” ___ STAT LINE OF THE WEEK LeBron James, Cleveland: 25 points on 11-of-13 shooting, 17 assists in a 123-114 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). James had a career-high in assists but finished with seven rebounds, leaving him still one behind Larry Bird for sixth in NBA history with 59 triple-doubles......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

The Mad Gasser of Mattoon

LATE summer 1944 saw the beginning of a roughly two-week span that would have the residents of Mattoon, Illinois, (pop. ~16,000) up in arms over the perceived threat of a strange man who was poisoning people in their homes. The “anesthetic prowler,” as he was first dubbed by local media,… Source link link: The Mad Gasser of Mattoon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

The Mad Gasser of Mattoon

LATE summer 1944 saw the beginning of a roughly two-week span that would have the residents of Mattoon, Illinois, (pop. ~16,000) up in arms over the perceived threat of a strange man who was poisoning people in their homes. The “anesthetic prowler,” as he was first dubbed by local media,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

Train Like LeBron, Kobe, Durant, Irving and Westbrook

So you want to train like NBA players?   Don't worry, Nike has your back.   So you want to train WITH NBA players?   Don't worry, the Swoosh will take care of that too.    Get as close as you can get to actually training with the Nike signature athletes with the all new HyperCourt, an app that looks to provide players with a training regimen that's designed for the game's biggest stars.   With Hyper Court, users will be taken through drills by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Russell Westbrook.   Each player will have a specific style of play and thus a specific type of training regimen. Players will have to complete each set to gain experience, points, and overall just improve their respective basketball skills.   Hyper Court also acts as a social media platform of some sorts as players can create their own personal profile and share their progress with other players.   Taking advantage of technology and addressing the fact that the young ones simply have short attention spans nowadays, the Nike Hyper Court will make sure that everyone can still raise their games on their own.   Five Hyper Courts featuring the likeness of each signature athlete will be launched and so far, three are already active. Kobe Bryant's court is the Ususan court in Taguig, Kevin Durant's court is the Comembo Covered Court in Makati, and the Kyrie Irving court is the YCL in Quezon City are already active.   The LeBron James court will be Titan's Love Court in BGC and the Russell Westbrook court is the Scarlet Homes Court in Paranaque, which will be launched this month.   For more information,  visit this www.hypercourt.ph for schedule and updates......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017

500 Marawi families to get new homes before Christmas

MARAWI CITY---While residents displaced by the five-month fighting between government soldiers and terrorists have started to return to their villages this week, some 500 families are assured that they will have houses to call their own once they leave evacuation centers, officials said.   This was after the government committed to finish by the second week of December 500 units of temporary shelters that would be given to an initial batch of families, who left the city after Islamic State-inspired gunmen attacked Marawi in late May, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said here on Wednesday.   Roque said these units were part of 1,200 temporary shelters that ...Keep on reading: 500 Marawi families to get new homes before Christmas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 24th, 2017

200 families in Cotabato flee homes amid military air strikes

KIDAPAWAN CITY –At least 200 families from two villages in Carmen, Cotabato have sought refuge in nearby Aleosan town, after the Army launched an intense air-to-ground military offensives against alleged ISIS-inspired Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) since Wednesday, a military official said Saturday. Source link link: 200 families in Cotabato flee homes amid military air strikes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017