Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnMay 15th, 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

Alaska IronKids ushers in Regent 5150 weekend

MANILA, Philippines -  Kids aged 6-to-14 showcase their stuff ahead of the Regent 5150 Triathlon when the Alaska IronKids Aquathlon is held June 3 at the WOW.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 2017

A Feast of the Islands’ Flavors

If there’s one thing that majority of Pinoys can’t live without—it’s Filipino food. It’s a common practice for our kababayans to stuff their luggage with tuyo (dried fish), bagoong (shrimp paste), and taba ng talangka (.....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 12th, 2016

Local chain wins burger war against McDonald’s

LUCENA CITY, QUEZON: Local burger chain L.C. Big Mak Burger Inc. (Big Mak) has won against fast-food giant McDonald’s Philippines after the Supreme Court (SC) reversed a contempt ruling that stemmed from charges of trademark infringement and unfair competition. Big Mak is a burger chain based in this city owned by Francis Dy and his [...] The post Local chain wins burger war against McDonald’s appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated News16 hr. 56 min. ago

Power resides on the sovereign

PAUL Manafort. For the past several months, that name has never been out of  the US news cycle. He was the campaign manager of Donald Trump’s presidential run from June to August 2016, and that brief period ought to consign him to anonymity. But there is something about this globe-trotting lobbyist that separated him from the many who had exited the Trump orbit. [...] The post Power resides on the sovereign appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

ONE: Geje Eustaquio vs. Adriano Moraes world title unification bout set for Beijing in June

Team Lakay standout and reigning ONE Championship Interm Flyweight World Champion Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio gets the chance to become an undisputed world champion when he challenges reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano "Mikinho" Moraes this June. The Eustaquio-Moraes title unification bout is set as one of the headliners on ONE's Pinnacle of Power card set for June 16th in Beijing, China.  Eustaquio (10-6), an entertaining striker fighting out of Baguio City, captured ONE's interim flyweight title back in January after outpointing former titleholder Kairat Akhmetov in a five-round unanimous decision win.  Reigning champion Moraes (17-2), an elite grappler from Brazil, is on his second run as ONE's flyweight king. Moraes defeated Akhmetov back in 2017 to reclaim the title, and is coming off a dominant title defense back in November in Manila, submitting Eustaquio's teammate Danny Kingad in the first round.  This will be Eustaquio and Moraes' second time to meet in a ONE cage, as the two flyweight stars locked horns back in 2014 for the vacant ONE Flyweight world title, with Moraes getting the second round submission win.  ONE Championship also revealed that China's own reigning ONE Women's Flyweight world champion Xiong Jing Nan will be making her first title defense against Argentinian Laura Balin.  Also expected to be on the card are Team Lakay standouts Kingad and Edward Kelly.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Super Junior is coming back to Manila in June

Super Junior is coming back to Manila in June.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Super Junior is coming to Manila in June 2018

MANILA, Philippines – K-pop group Super Junior is coming to the Philippines in June! They’re set to hold a concert on June 30 at the Mall of Asia Arena, concert promoter PULP Live World announced on its official Facebook page. Tickets will go on sale on June 3 at 10 am in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Classes in public schools start June 4 –DepEd - Manila Bulletin

Classes in public schools start June 4 –DepEd - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

PBA: Backup is on its way for TNT

Backup is on its way for TNT. The KaTropa are set to be reunited with import Joshua Smith, the very same reinforcement that had the team in the Commissioner's Cup Finals last season. After letting go of Jeremy Tyler, who was unimpressive in four games with TNT, team manager Virgil Villavicencio confirmed Friday that Smith will play in the KaTropa's next game on June 1. The hulking import is expected to touch down in Manila on May 25. Against the Blackwater Elite, TNT went All-Filipino but it hardly mattered as the KaTropa rolled to a 120-101 win. Head coach Nash Racela also confirmed that Smith's team in Japan has been eliminated from contention. That means unless out of the blue happens, Smith's scheduled should be right on track and he will be available when TNT takes on Columbian two weeks from now. "To tell you honestly, si Joshua Smith had a stint in Japan. Based on his schedule, we’re really looking at end of May, so during the All Star break," Racela said. "Yeah, they’re already out doon sa Japan. Right now, he’s available," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

ONE Championship: Folayang victorious in return to action

He's back!  Former ONE Championship Lightweight world champion made a triumphant return to the cage, putting on a takedown defense clinic to outpoint Russian grappler Kharun Atlangeriev en route to a unanimous decision win at ONE: Unstoppable Dreams, Friday evening at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.  Fighting for the first time since losing his ONE world title to Martin Nguyen in Manila back in November of 2017, Folayang came out with a more patient gameplan as he picked his shots and peppered Atlangeriev with low kicks and body shots.  Atlangeriev ducked under a Folayang hook and managed to take the former champion down, but not for long, as Folayang reversed the situation and wound up mounting the Russian.  Folayang unloaded strikes from the top, but Atlangeriev did a good job of avoiding shots and scrambling back to dominant position.  The Team Lakay star turned up the offense and defense in round two, opening with a vicious side kick that dropped Atlangeriev early.  The Russian grappler tried to bait Folayang into following on the ground, but the Pinoy let Atlangeriev up eventually.  Folayang unloaded another side kick that connected and Atlangeriev again tried to bring the fight back to the ground, but Folayang wasn't having any of it as he proceeded to stuff any takedown attempt thrown at him. Atlangeriev came out a bit more aggressive in round three, putting together a slick combination that got Folayang's attention. Still, it was all Folayang the rest of the way, as the former champ continued to prevent any takedown attempts from Atlangeriev.  After three rounds, Folayang earned a unanimous decision nod to begin his road back to a world championship.  Folayang improves to 19-6 in his career while handing Atlangeriev his first loss in twelve fights.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Red Bull 3×3 tournament returns this June

After a successful staging last year, Red Bull Reign returns for another run in Manila this June. Top street ballers in the metro have a chance to compete against the world's best in the World.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Palace: First batch of electric jeepneys to roll out in June

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Thursday announced that the modern electric jeepneys would soon operate in Metro Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Trump cautious as NKorea threatens to cancel summit

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump sounded a note of caution on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) about his much-vaunted summit with Kim Jong Un, saying “we’ll see” after Pyongyang threatened to cancel. Trump said the US government had not received any official word of a change in plans for the June 12 meeting in Singapore. [...] The post Trump cautious as NKorea threatens to cancel summit appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

De Lima seeks court permission to attend son s law school graduation

MANILA, Philippines – Detained Senator Leila de Lima asked the court to allow her to attend the graduation rites of her youngest son Vincent Joshua Bohol on June 3. De Lima on Tuesday, May 15, filed a Very Urgent Motion for Furlough before Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court Branches 205 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

At least 24 teams to do battle in MPBL’s second conference

The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) is just getting started in its aim of giving a bigger stage for players from all over the country the chance to shine. And now, the upstart league will have a 24-strong stable of squads all ready and raring to push it farther. “The vision of the league is to give a chance to homegrown players. Now may 24 teams tayo, we’re still striving to be a place for many more homegrown players,” commissioner Kenneth Duremdes said in the league-wide owners’ meeting on Wednesday at the Raffles Hotel in Makati. Last month, the MPBL closed the curtain on what was a successful first conference with the Batangas Athletics topping nine other teams to win the league’s inaugural championship. Then, the Bataan Defenders (now Risers), Bulacan Kuyas, Caloocan Supremos, Imus Bandera, Muntinlupa Cagers, Navotas Clutch, Paranaque Patriots, Quezon City Capitals, and Valenzuela Classic rounded out the leaderboard. Now, at least 14 new squads will be challenging both Batangas and the already established league hierarchy. Joining the MPBL are the the Cebu Sharks, Davao Occidental Tigers, General Santos Warriors, Laguna Heroes, Makati Skyscrapers, Mandaluyong El Tigre, Manila Stars, Pasay Voyagers, Pampanga Lanterns, Pasig Pirates, San Juan Knights, and Zamboanga Valientes. Rizal and Marikina are also new members of the league, but their monickers are yet to be determined. Meanwhile, Basilan and Sta. Rosa have also signified their intent to compete, but their memberships are yet to be finalized. Whatever the final number of teams is, Duremdes has no doubt that the league will only be bigger and better in its second conference tipping off in June. “You can expect every game to be a full-packed game. Yun yung naging initial success ng liga - yung nakakalaro yung sinasabi nating local heroes,” he said. League owners are still discussing the format, scheduling, and venues of the tournament as of press time. What’s sure is that the games will all be in Luzon. “Big thanks to our teams from the south kasi they all agreed na yung games nila, Luzon muna,” the commissioner said. If and when any from Cebu, Davao Occidental, General Santos, or Zamboanga make the playoffs, though, then the MPBL will have to consider granting them home games. “Kung nakapasok sila ng playoffs, who knows, yun yung chance nila to host home games,” Duremdes remarked. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Suns win NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1 next month

The worst team in the league this season will pick first in the NBA draft on June 21, after the Suns won the draft lottery on Tuesday night (Wednesday in Manila). It’s the first time the Suns will have the chance to make the first overall selection......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Village, youth council bets asked to account for poll expenses or risk disqualification

WITH the proclamation of winners of the just concluded barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (village and youth council) elections almost through, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) called on all candidates to file their statements of contribution and expenditures (SOCE) not later than June 13, or risk being perpetually disqualified from holding public office. Comelec spokesman James [...] The post Village, youth council bets asked to account for poll expenses or risk disqualification appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

WATCH: Gloria Diaz gets candid with daughters Ava and Isabelle

MANILA, Philippines – Gloria Diaz reveals a lot of interesting details about herself as she judges a “Who knows mother best?” face-off between her two daughters Ava and Isabelle. In the video, the 3 women answer questions about Gloria, from basic ones like “what is mom’s favorite food,” and “what is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018