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Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnMay 15th, 2018

UAAP: Michelle Morente is now a full-fledged Lady Spiker

Following a year of residency at De La Salle University, former Ateneo Lady Eagle Michelle Morente is now a full-fledged Lady Spiker after displaying her volleyball prowess once again in the sand court on Monday afternoon. Morente was ruled out of Ateneo de Manila University in June 2017 after not meeting academic requirements. By September of the same year, paths led her to De La Salle University. "Sobrang hindi ako makapaniwala kasi alam mo ‘yung I almost gave up on myself but then a lot of people na nasa likod ko sobrang sumusupport sa akin na ‘Mich kaya mo ‘yan andito lang kami para sayo,’" she said as she reflected on playing her first game representing La Salle. Because of her transfer, she had to wait another year before she could suit up for the Lady Spikers for indoor volleyball and that is if the coaching staff chooses for her to play. For now, she is doing her best in the beach volleyball tournament. "They said naman I’m cleared na for UAAP so hopefully sa indoor din cleared na rin ako. Up to the coaches, siyempre sabi nila pagpatuloy ko lang ‘yung grades ko and stuff like that ayun," said Morente, who is now an AB Psychology major. Morente, with her partner Tin Tiamzon, bagged their first win of the tournament over Far Eastern University in three sets, 21-14, 20-22, 15-10. "Siyempre first game jitters," she said referring to their second set meltdown, "Sinasabi ko nga parang rookie ulit ako ganung level kahit last playing year ko na pero alam mo yun it’s good to be back." "At first we were shaky. It’s a good thing that we won na pinaghirapan talaga namin ni Tin ito sa training and buti naman lumabas yung mga pinaghirapan namin," Morente added. If Morente is chosen to play for indoor volleyball for a one-and-done, her services will very much amp up La Salle's campaign especially since the opposite spiker position was vacated by Kianna Dy. Ironically, "Animo La Salle" were cheers she used to tune out when she was a Lady Eagle. But now donning green-and-white, those exact same cheers are Morente's motivation. But for her, regardless of what she color she is wearing, she is all here for the love of volleyball. "I think it’s the sport eh, the passion for the sport. Parang ako, sige I’m doing this for the sport, you know. Dahil La Salle na ako of course I’m gonna Animo La Salle," she said as she chuckled. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Cebu s longest-running football league coming to Luzon

In an effort to expand its reach in developing football nationwide at the grassroots level, AboitizLand is bringing Cebu’s longest running football league, Aboitiz Football Cup (AFC), for the first time in Luzon with the Aboitiz Pitch in The Outlets at Lipa as its main venue. Simultaneous with the 20th season of the Visayas leg, the Aboitiz Football Cup in Luzon will have 15 categories ranging from Mixed-U7 to Men’s Open. Partnering with  RSA1Group (RSA Una Group, Inc.), a sports marketing and management agency based in Luzon, it is  expected to host more than 100 teams composed of approximately 3,000 players, coaching staff, technical team, partners, and spectators  from all over Luzon. “Last year, we promised to bring the Aboitiz Football Cup to the national football scene and we’re just happy to accomplish that. Now, we envision to make AFC as the country’s premier football league as we continue to provide education through sports and provide a venue for local players to compete and exhibit their skills,” said Dudes Aboitiz, AboitizLand Commercial Business Unit Head. With the Aboitiz Pitch as its home venue, AFC - Luzon will kick off on October 13, 2018 at The Outlets at Lipa inside the Lima Estate located in Lipa-Malvar, Batangas. Games will be held every Saturday and Sunday and will run until mid-December.  The opening of Aboitiz Pitch alongside the expansion of AFC in Luzon reinforces the Aboitiz group’s objective to support the country’s grassroots football development, as well as in promoting  continuing education for football practitioners such as coaches and referees in the province and the region. Ultimately, The Outlets hopes to to host a Batangas-wide football club in the future and be the venue in developing homegrown athletes from the region.   About the Aboitiz Pitch Considered to be the largest artificial turf in Luzon, Aboitiz Pitch opened last June 2018 to complement global and local brands coming to The Outlets at Lipa. A 90-minute drive from Manila, The Outlets at Lipa is a 9.3-hectare property located inside Lima Estate located at Lipa - Malvar, Batangas. It will feature family-friendly open spaces with wide pathways, alongside an extensive variety of restaurants and food stops, positioning this shopping destination as one of AboitizLand’s biggest commercial developments.   For more information about the AFC-Luzon tournament, please contact the Secretariat at: Email: aboitizcup-luzon@rsa1group.com Mobile: +63 917 629 3599   For more information about the Aboitiz Pitch, please contact the admin at: Email: aboitizpitch@rsa1group.com Mobile: +63 917 858 0077   Registration for the 1st AFC Luzon is ongoing until September 20, 2018. Visit the Aboitiz Football Cup official Facebook page for the latest news and updates......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

The country’s 1st truffle festival at Newport Mall

  It's a truffles feast for the senses at Newport Mall at Resorts World Manila (RWM) as it showcases heavenly truffle creations by talented chefs from select restaurants.   For the entire month, truffles are featured in all their magnificent aromatic and tasty forms---as soup, appetizer, salad and main course.   "It's the Philippines' first truffles festival and the first to be held at Newport Mall," said Joee Guilas, RWM corporate communications director.   RWM has been holding food festivals for four years now, highlighting familiar ingredients, such as chocolates in 2015, matcha in 2016 and coconuts in 2017.     "This...Keep on reading: The country’s 1st truffle festival at Newport Mall.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Singapore bid for UN street food honor sparks culinary clash

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s bid to get UN recognition for its street food has sparked a cross-border culinary clash, with angry chefs in neighboring Malaysia pouring cold water on the idea. The city-state is home to many open-air food courts where vendors, known as “hawkers,” serve dishes such as chicken and rice, noodles and meat skewers at [...] The post Singapore bid for UN street food honor sparks culinary clash appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Food, fuel costs push up inflation

Higher food, fuel and transport costs pushed inflation nationwide to 5.7 percent last month, the fastest rise in over five years, the government said on Tuesday. Surging inflation reduced a family's purchasing power of P10,000 last year to only P9,430 last month. In Metro Manila, prices of basic goods and services rose further to 6.5 percent, up from 5.8 percent in June and 2.9 percent in July last year. Inflation in July nationwide marked the fifth straight month the rate has breached the central bank's 2-4 percent target for this year and next, leading some analysts to believe policymakers would deliver a rate hike as much as 50 basis points on Thursday. The inflation r...Keep on reading: Food, fuel costs push up inflation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Image from page 730 of “Canadian grocer January-June 1910” (1910) – Manila Picture

Identifier: cangrocerjanjune1910toro Title: Canadian grocer January-June 1910 Year: 1910 (1910s) Authors: Subjects: Supermarkets Grocery trade Food industry and trade Publisher: Toronto : Maclean-Hunter Pub. Co. [1887]- Contributing Library: Fisher – University of Toronto Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book… link: Image from page 730 of “Canadian grocer January-June 1910” (1910) – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

Arroyo pushes lower tariffs on meat, fish to ease inflation

MANILA, Philippines – With prices of goods climbing to a  fresh high  in June, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo  pushed for lower tariffs on some food ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Duterte a no-show at Papal Nuncio s Pope s Day event

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte could not make time for the Pope's Day event hosted by the Papal Nuncio to the Philippines on Friday, June 29. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the President did not attend the event, a commemoration of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. Duterte ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Filipino-owned food delivery app, Delivery Guy, launched

MANILA, Philippines – A new food delivery service was launched in the Philippines, Thursday, June 28, joining what's becoming a busy market that includes players such as Grab, Honestbee, and Foodpanda.  Called Delivery Guy, the service is proud to say that they're Filipino-owned, a joint venture between Neil Castillo, a guy ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

NFA Starts Distribution of Low-Priced, Quality Rice in Metro Manila

The National Food Authority on Tuesday (June 26) has started the distribution of low-priced, good quality NFA rice in Metro Manila. The agency also assured the public of enough buffer stock for the entire country as fresh rice imports arrived. The shipments came from Vietnam and Thailand, the only countries with a memorandum of agreement […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

Duterte invited to Pope s Day

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte was invited by the Papal Nuncio in the Philippines, Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia, to attend Pope's Day or the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. This is what EDSA People Power Commission member Boy Saycon said in a press briefing on Wednesday, June 27, as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Father’s Favorite Dishes at SPIRAL MANILA | Father’s Day Weekend Brunch Buffet at Sofitel Manila – Manila Video

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila celebrates Father’s Day by treating fathers to their favorite dishes at Spiral Manila. Filipino Food like Sinuglaw, Chinese Food creation such as the Dragon Ball Lettuce, Japanese Food like Beer Flavored Chicken Karaage, Indian Roast Lamb, Korean Bossam and many more. Spiral’s Father’s Day Weekend Brunch | June 15 – 17,… link: Father’s Favorite Dishes at SPIRAL MANILA | Father’s Day Weekend Brunch Buffet at Sofitel Manila – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Higher prices partly due to NFA s incompetence – Diokno

MANILA, Philippines – Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Monday, June 11, attributed higher prices of goods to the "incompetence" of the National Food Authority. In a forum, Diokno said that higher inflation cannot be attributed solely to the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law, but to higher prices of fuel in the global market ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Celebrities, chefs pay tribute to Anthony Bourdain

MANILA, Philippines – International and local celebrities and stars grieved over the death of TV host and chef Anthony Bourdain, who was found dead  Friday, June 8 in France in an apparent suicide. Food Network host and Iron Chef America's Michael Symon tweeted: "RIP Tony Bourdain ...Wtf ...in complete shock ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Del Monte IPO shelved, ‘market volatility’ cited

Food and beverage firm Del Monte Pacific Ltd. has shelved the planned listing of its Philippine unit, citing volatile market conditions and extending a dearth of initial public offerings at the Philippine Stock Exchange. Final pricing for Del Monte Philippines, Inc.’s (DMPI) P17.5-billion IPO was supposed to have been announced last Wednesday, June 6, and [...] The post Del Monte IPO shelved, ‘market volatility’ cited appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Strife remains despite joint plea on recount

By Charlie V. Manalo and Pat C. Santos A day after a joint manifestation was signed by the camp of former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, it has become evident that Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo is not willing to withdraw her pending motions before the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET), Marcos’ spokesman lawyer Vic Rodriguez said.Marcos personally signed the document “withdrawing all and any pending motions relative to his election protest” but it was Robredo’s counsel, election lawyer Romulo Macalintal who signed for the Vice President.Rodriguez stressed Robredo has no intention of withdrawing her pending motions because she did not sign the joint motion that her lawyer presented to media. Macalintal, however, said the Vice President is heeding the challenge “in withdrawing all motions before PET to pave the way for a ballot recount.” “We accept the challenge of Mr. Marcos and his lawyer to sign a joint motion to withdraw any and all pending motions and incidents at the Presidential Electoral Tribunal which may cause the delay of the recount of ballots from the pilot provinces of Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental,” Romulo Macalintal, Robredo lead counsel said in a statement.Rodriguez in his joint motion, however, said only the name of Robredo’s counsel, lawyer Romulo Macalintal, appeared on the document.“A joint manifestation is a major pleading and it cannot be done through counsel alone. It should also be signed by the client because it needs his or her conformity. Since Mrs. Robredo did not sign the pleading together with her lawyer, it is obvious that she has no intention to withdraw her motions,” Rodriguez said.According to Rodriguez, the absence of Robredo’s signature puts into question her sincerity to hasten the pace of the electoral ‘Robredo can disown motion’ It likewise casts doubt on the authority of Macalintal who signed the motion. Robredo could later on even disown the motion because it was made without her conformity.“Without Mrs. Robredo’s signature, the motion is a mere scrap of paper and may be later disowned by her as having been signed without her authority. It seems that she merely wants to think fraudulently,” Rodriguez said.Rodriguez also questioned the joint motion prepared by Macalintal saying the same only covered pending motions and not future motions that may delay the proceedings. He said Marcos’ joint manifestation was more sincere because it covered both present and future motions in the election proceedings.“Atty. Macalintal is saying they are withdrawing but if you will read their joint motion, it only pertains to pending motions and not to future motions. In our case, it is all encompassing, from pending to future motions. Why are they backing out?” Rodriguez remarked.Rodriguez also took exception to the assertion made by Macalintal in his joint motion that Marcos has a pending “Partial Motion for Reconsideration” dated December 4, 2017 asking the PET to reconsider its earlier ruling allowing them to secure soft copies of the ballot images.Rodriguez pointed out that the said Partial Motion for Reconsideration had already been resolved by the Tribunal in its Resolution dated January 10, 2018.“It seems Atty. Macalintal has not studied the case of his client because that was resolved a long time ago. And he should know there are pending motions before the PET,” Rodriguez stated.Rodriguez also emphasized that if Macalintal was indeed serious about withdrawing all motions, he should have done it through the official route and not meet in a fast food restaurant for the signing.“Signing a major pleading in a pizza restaurant shows an utter lack of respect for the judicial process. There is a proper way to do things and this involves going to the law office of your opposing counsel and handing over the proper documents to them,” Rodriguez said.This is the reason, he pointed out, the Marcos camp went to the law office of Macalintal and his co-counsel Ma. Bernadette Sardillo located at Ortigas Avenue in Pasig City. According to Rodriguez, they went there first thing in the morning yesterday to give them the complete set of copies of the joint manifestation signed by Marcos and his counsel, George Garcia, together with the corresponding cover letter.“The challenge to meet at a fast food restaurant is unbecoming of an officer of the Court. It is unlawyerly and at most more of a publicity stunt. We hope the other camp has the decency to act accordingly,” Rodriguez said.“It appears that Atty. Macalintal wants to pull fast one on the public with his publicity stunt. As far as we are concerned, the joint motion he signed has no binding effect because it was not signed by his client. For all Macalintal’s protestations, our joint manifestation is ready for him and Mrs. Robredo to sign,” said Rodriguez. “We are still waiting.” Rodriguez said. Macalintal issues own challenge“I am inviting Mr. Marcos and his lawyer today at 9 a.m. to sign a joint motion. This is to confirm that we are not causing the delay in the recount of ballots,” Macalintal added.“It is Mr. Marcos’ raising of baseless allegations and irrelevant issues that is causing the delay in the recount,” he noted.“To remove all of these accusations flying back and forth I reiterate my challenge withdraw all your motions that could serve to delay the recount, I will withdraw all my motions that has been pending so that there will be no outstanding issues, no instances that needs to be studied by the Tribunal so that we can proceed to the opening and counting of the ballots,” Marcos said in a press conference last January 29 in Manila.“That has been my contention since May 10 of 2016 until now. It has been the same, I have been consistent, I reissue the challenge to Mrs. Robredo, withdraw all your motions, I will withdraw all of mine and let us proceed with the recount,” Marcos added.Marcos issued the challenged to stop the “delaying” issues being thrown by both camps to each other.At the same time, the vice presidential candidate in the May 2016 polls bared “solid and incontrovertible” evidence of massive fraud that transpired during the national and local elections held nearly two years ago.Marcos questioned the presence of square shapes in the ballot images instead of the oval shapes which voters shaded for their choice of candidates.“When we voted, we had the oval shapes. How come in the ballot images, the ovals are gone and instead we have the squares. What does this mean?” he said.He added, “(w)e could see based on the election results summary that the squares indicated the candidates that were voted upon. But this is a new feature that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and Smartmatic added in the system and I had been told they did not inform the candidates of the presence of this feature in the images.”But Robredo slammed Marcos’ claims that there were “massive frauds” that transpired in the May 2016 elections.“His remarks are laughing matters as far as I am concerned. If laughter is the best medicine, then we can consider it the best medicine for us for the day,” Macalintal said in a press conference.“The excited and hysterical claim of (Marcos) and his spokesperson Atty. Vic Rodriguez that they allegedly uncovered solid and inconvertible evidence of massive fraud that transpired in the 2016 elections’ based on their own copies of alleged ballot images used in the said election, is highly ridiculous if not outright frivolous,” the lawyer added.Macalintal said Marcos’ claims of discrepancies in the hundreds of decrypted ballot images from Camarines Sur and Negros Oriental only showed that the latter’s protest “is facing its dismissal.”“He has no evidence at all. That is why he is now using evidence outside the election protest that he filed sa Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET),” he said.Marcos filed the protest on June 29, 2016, claiming that the camp of Robredo cheated in the automated polls in May that year.He sought the annulment of about a million votes cast in three provinces - Lanao del Sur, Basilan and Maguindanao.In his protest, Marcos contested the results in a total of 132,446 precincts in 39,221 clustered precincts covering 27 provinces and cities.In his preliminary conference briefing, Marcos also sought for a recount in Camarines Sur, Iloilo and Negros Oriental.Robredo filed her answer in August last year and filed a counter-protest, questioning the results in more than 30,000 polling precincts in several provinces where Marcos won.She also sought the dismissal of the protest for lack of merit and jurisdiction of PET.The high tribunal, in a ruling earlier last year, junked Robredo’s plea and proceeded with the case after finding the protest sufficient in form and substance.Robredo supposedly won the vice presidential race with 14,418,817 votes or 263,473 more than Marcos’ 14,155,344 votes......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Restaurant Row (05/24/18)

The Peninsula Manila THE hotel’s Old Manila restaurant has teamed up with Holy Carabao Holistic Farms to create a menu that respects one’s health, one’s food, and our planet. On offer until June 2 is a six-course menu that is organic, refined, and sugar-free. Meanwhile, over at Spices one can try “A Spicy Touch” focusing […] The post Restaurant Row (05/24/18) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Lower rice prices starting June – NFA

MANILA, Philippines— The National Food Authority (NFA) assured consumers that rice prices will drop starting June, as 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice from Vietnam and Thailand are expected to arrive next week. “In the terms of reference for government-to-government (G2G) scheme, [rice should arrive] between May 31 and June ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

IN PHOTOS: The Quiapo fiesta

MANILA, Philippines – Quiapo residents celebrate their fiesta just like how most Filipinos observe an annual tradition honoring a patron saint. They go to mass, prepare food and feast with relatives and guests, drink alcohol, sing karaoke, play street parlor games or try their luck on a color game ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Indonesian Embassy holds food festival in Manila

It was good food for a good cause during the recent One Day Exquisite Indonesian Food Festival 2017 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall where mallgoers had the rare opportunity to experience authentic Indonesian feast. A joint project of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and SM Mall of Asia, the event [...] The post Indonesian Embassy holds food festival in Manila appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 19th, 2017