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Hot Stuff: Manila s Newest Hotspot Poblacion, Makati Pulls Of An Epic Independence Day Party!

The first RePOBLACION Ng Pilipinas happened on the eve of Araw Ng Kalayaan—and we were there to witness it!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnJun 13th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Poblacion, Makati s Independence Day 2018 party

MANILA, Philippines – It may have been a rain-soaked Monday night, but Poblacion's nightlife district was bursting with life as people trooped to the area for Repoblacion ng Pilipinas, an Independence Day party. Don Pedro street, the spine of Poblacion's nightlife, was bedecked in all things Filipino: Philippine ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

57 foreigners, 66 Pinoys held in Makati drug sting

At least 57 foreigners and 66 Filipinos were apprehended in a drug sting at a bar in Barangay Poblacion, Makati City before dawn yesterday, with the suspects yielding party drugs worth P1.7 million......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

The fashion store that s as good as a best friend

I'm very keen on discovering the newest hotspot for fashion and trends. So when I heard of Tropa Store, I knew I had to go. It's located in the always hip Legazpi Village, Makati.........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Another feather in his toque

“Chicken is the main protein, but it doesn’t make the menu repetitive or boring.” Bucky’s is one of my favorite restaurants in Manila. With all the new, flashy joints opening up in Poblacion, Makati City, it is easy to gloss over its seemingly simple food, but it is one of the best-executed comfort food establishments […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

Durant surprised fancied Warriors got Cousins: ‘I guess we ruined it’

Kevin Durant, the Golden State Warriors superstar, couldn't wipe the smile off his face while talking about his newest All-Star teammate DeMarcus Cousins. Durant was surprised the Warriors, who are already overflowing with star power, were still able to upgrade their roster by adding Cousins in another wild year in NBA free agency. "Around July 2nd, things kind of change for us but adding somebody like DeMarcus, whom I'm very excited about working with. I think it's going to be a fun year for us," Durant told Filipino media in a press conference on Sunday at Whitespace Manila in Makati. "I don't see how everybody let him fall to us but I guess we ruined it," the two-time NBA champio...Keep on reading: Durant surprised fancied Warriors got Cousins: ‘I guess we ruined it’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

MANILA, PHILIPPINES NIGHTLIFE!!! (Pub crawl in Makati) – Manila Video

Went bar hopping in Poblacion Makati which where Manila’s Red light district is also located! I realized that I haven’t had any nightlife in Manila, Philippines vlog so here it is! Let me know if you enjoy these kind of vlogs and would appreciate if you can leave a comment where I should travel or… link: MANILA, PHILIPPINES NIGHTLIFE!!! (Pub crawl in Makati) – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Fisherfolk slam China on eve of Independence Day

MANILA, Philippines – Fisherfolk-members of activist group Akbayan trooped to the Chinese consulate in Makati City on Monday, June 11, to slam China's reported thievery and harassment of Filipinos in Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal). Carrying fishing nets and fish-shaped protest signs, the protesters called on Filipinos to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Show data to support BBL’s ‘awesome’ fiscal powers—Recto

Saying that the “law is in the details,” Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto yesterday pressed the government to submit “the economic fine print” that will underpin the proposed Bangsamoro government’s fiscal autonomy.In a request coursed through Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, Recto sought “facts and figures that will bolster the financial feasibility” of the Bangsamoro self-ruled homeland.Recto said the submission of these will clarify ambiguities in the provisions in Bangsamoro Basic Law bill, and “hasten its passage in the Senate.””Like any bill, if you scratch the surface of a provision of the BBL, you will find the price tag underneath,” Recto said.Among the data Recto has requested are “national revenue collections in ARMM since its creation to the present, as well as budget utilization of ARMM, including relevant financial statements, from the time it was created.”Included in the request are “budget allocations and subsidies lodged in different national government agencies, earmarked and off-budget revenue sources.”“The purpose is to find out if past allocations to ARMM were at levels sufficient to meet the imperatives of growth, because if these are historically lacking, then we are properly informed not to commit the same mistakes with the future Bangasamoro government,” Recto said. In his letter to Zubiri, Recto also sought additional data on the formula used in computing and allocating the proposed Annual Block Grants, “funds which are to be automatically appropriated and released by the national government.” For 2019, the Block Grant is pegged at P72 billion. “What then is the revenue basis used in setting this amount?” Recto said.Recto likewise requested “elaboration” on the nature of the Special Development Fund, or SDF, which has been pegged at P100 billion for 20 years, P10 billion of which shall be given by the national government the year following the ratification of the BBL.“What is the basis for the SDF? What are examples of projects to be funded by this?” Recto said.He also asked for the “negative list of projects or programs” which cannot be funded by the block grant or by the SDF.Recto also requested for social and economic indicators at all levels of the present ARMM, and “programs that will result in better socio-economic numbers.”He said that BBL proponents in the executive branch should also submit a comparative matrix between Republic Act 6734 (ARMM Organic Act), Republic Act 9054 (Amended ARMM Organic Act), and the BBL.“A side-by-side tale of tapes, comparing past, current models, and the future one would help us create the best BBL which will encapsulate all our dreams and visions for a peaceful, progressive South,” Recto said.The senator reiterated his support “for a constitutionally-compliant, fiscally-responsible, grassroots-accepted organic law for the autonomous region.”Speaker: PDP to campaign vs poll bets against federalismSpeaker Pantaleon Alvarez yesterday said the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP) will actively campaign against candidates for senator and other elective positions in the 2019 elections who are opposed to a federal system of government.Speaking before over 3,000 new members of the PDP at the Datu Lipus Makapandong Cultural Center, Alvarez urged the people in the province to support the advocacy of President Duterte and the PDP for a shift to a federal system of government, which he said would open up the development potential of the provinces and the regions.“I have one request, please don’t vote for candidates, particularly for senator, who are opposing federalism,” Alvarez told the new PDP members composed practically of the entire local officials of the province led by Agusan Del Sur Gov. Edward Adolph Plaza, 2nd District rep. Evelyn Mellana and 1st District Rep. Maria Valentina Plaza.With the mass oath-taking, the province of Agusan del Sur became the newest addition to the PDP country.In interview with the local media after the event, Alvarez explained his call against anti-federalism candidates.Alvarez said the ruling party was pushing for federalism to ensure inclusive development, particularly of the poor and neglected areas of the country.Alvarez said it was also time to elevate the political maturity of the nation by focusing the campaign on issues instead of the old practice of politics based solely on popularity or personality.He dared the senatorial hopefuls for the 2019 elections to make a clear stand on the issue of federalism.Alvarez said that if a candidate was opposed to federalism then he was clearly against the interest of provinces and regions.Accompanying Alvarez in the event were Davao City 1st District Rep. Karlo Nograles and Oriental Mindoro 2nd District Rep. Reynaldo Umali, whom the Speaker said would be included in the senatorial slate of the administration party for the 2019 senatorial contest.Earlier, Alvarez said that among the benefits of federalism was that the regions or states would retain the lion’s share of the taxes, instead of having to make do with the meager share the central government was currently sending back to the provinces.He said it was crucial to achieve a shift to a federal system of government within the term of President Duterte, who was the only presidential candidate in the 2016 elections who pushed for a federal system of government.Kimberly Otaza, 26, municipal councilor of Loreto, Agusan Del Sur, who was among the new PDP members, said she fully embraces the idea of federalism.Another new PDP member, 45-year old Duric Gavino, a barangay kagawad of Brgy. Poblacion, Prosperidad town of the province, also expressed support for a shift to a new form of government.Gavino added that he was thankful that President Duterte and the PDP are pushing for a shift to a federal form of government.“So, we thank the President. We support federalism.” he stressed.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

FlipTop – Grain Assault 9 Metro Manila – Manila Video

www.fliptop.com.ph FlipTop Metro Manila presents: Grain Assault 9, Anniversary Party @ B-Side, The Collective, Malugay Street, Makati City Metro Manila, Philippines. February 9, 2018. FlipTop Behind the Scenes. Songs used: Apoc – Rapper Ka Tatz Maven – 2 x 16 -GRAIN ASSAULT 9 MANILA- source link: FlipTop – Grain Assault 9 Metro Manila – Manila Video.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

Warriors dominate Game 1, with more star power on the way

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com OAKLAND, CALIF. — Basketball was suspenseful at Oracle Arena on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) for only about 10 minutes, when all eyes in the building were fixated on the floor, absorbed every shot and all the action before folks finally exhaled, thrilled with the outcome. But enough about Steph Curry’s closely-inspected pre-game warmup drills. The second-round playoff opener against the Pelicans held everyone's attention for roughly the same length of time. The once-bored Warriors, who are woke now, ran Anthony Davis and friends off the floor comfortably before halftime. As they await the return of Curry, and Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) for Game 2 looks likely for that, the Warriors straight-up clowned New Orleans almost from the start, dropping threes, making stops, zipping downcourt on fast breaks and essentially throwing themselves an Oaktown version of Mardi Gras. In a late second-quarter frolic that especially caused the sellout crowd to sway, Draymond Green tossed a lob to Kevin Durant for a dunk and Klay Thompson drilled a three-point bomb from the corner, where he was immediately groped by the frolicking Warriors’ bench. The Warriors broke for 41 points in that quarter; in the second and third quarters combined, New Orleans scored just 40. Party on. “It was probably the loudest I’ve heard Oracle all year,” said Kerr. “It was kind of a weird regular season but the playoffs are here and our guys feel that, our fans feel that and the second quarter reflected what’s at stake and what we’re trying to accomplish.” It was Warriors 123, shell-shocked Pelicans 101, and yes, there’s no guarantee the rest of the series will be a Big Easy for the defending champions. This is the playoffs; stuff happens, scripts flip. That said, they will get a two-time MVP, and a restless one at that, back in the lineup sooner rather than later. So this is looking rather promising for the Warriors and gloomy for the Pelicans, much less the rest of the remaining NBA playoff field. Even before Curry went through his customary dribble and shoot routine, where he looked sharp, Kerr had already decided to keep the point guard on ice for at least another 72 hours. Kerr explained that Curry has had limited scrimmaging time since healing from an MCL knee sprain on March 23 (Mar. 24, PHL time), and wanted to play it safe. In Kerr’s words, the coach was “protecting Steph from himself.” Kerr said Curry didn’t take the news well, but this was no negotiation. “When you have been out five weeks and you want to play in the playoffs, I don’t think one scrimmage is enough, even though he wanted to play and pleaded his case,” Kerr explained. “I just think going through the next few days and making sure he is feeling good and holding up well is the right approach.” The stakes, obviously, are steep, too much to roll the dice in the second round, no disrespect to the Pelicans. Curry’s body has proven fragile this season, with ankle and knee injuries over the last four months sending a jolt through the organization. None of his ailments were serious or needed surgery; still, the Warriors rightly were leaving nothing to chance, especially since nothing major was at stake. That changes now. Davis and the Pelicans, having swept through the first round, have Golden State’s attention. Also, assuming a Rockets-Warriors conference final in a few weeks, Curry will need to shake the rust for what would be an epic series on paper. “He looks great in practice, looks great in workouts,” said Durant. “It’s exciting for him to get back in a place he enjoys the most, which is playing ball. He loves the game just as much as anybody I’ve ever been around.” What’s most important, and impressive, is how the Warriors decided to ramp it up before Curry’s return. The energy, intensity and sense of urgency was evident against the Pelicans and it turned Game 1 into a rout, and that combination wasn’t always evident in a season where the Warriors pressed the snooze button following the All-Star break. Their defense against the Pelicans was worry-free from the second quarter onward. Green held Davis to just two points in the second quarter when the game changed; Green finished with a triple double: 16 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists which was perhaps his best game of the season, all things considered. “Once our defense took a stand that’s when the game turned in our favor,” said Green. “If we can push the tempo and get stuff in transition, that’s big for us and obviously that starts with stops.” The Warriors had only one turnover and held the Pelicans to 30 percent shooting in the second quarter, which fueled Golden State’s transition game. Durant and Thompson were straight fire with the jumper and they combined for 53 points in what amounted to three quarters worth of sweat. And that was a wrap. “That quarter was unacceptable,” Rajon Rondo said. In some ways this result was understandable; the Pelicans are new to this; Davis is playing in the second round for the first time in his great career, and only Rondo brings championship chops. About the Warriors, Gentry said: “They’ve done it before, and that’s why I say you’ve got to be very disciplined in what you do with these guys. If you make a mistake against them, they make you pay. They are very smart.” Kerr used a smallish starting lineup without a natural center, sticking Green in the post, keeping JaVale McGee on the bench and going with a combination of Nick Young and Shaun Livingston in the swing spots. This allowed the Warriors to pace with the Pelicans, who ran the Blazers out of the first round. Yet in the superstar competition, the Pelicans are at a disadvantage, a margin that will only swell the next game. Therefore, did New Orleans miss out on its best opportunity to grab a game, while the Warriors were short a star? Jrue Holiday realizes the problems and challenges that a Curry-fortified team will pose for the Pelicans. He did the math. “You have to key on him as well as KD and Klay,” said the Pelicans guard. “He’s obviously another element of their team.” At the same time, Thompson believes the Warriors need to chill on any urge to assume all will be well once the team is whole again. “We played well without Steph,” he said. “It hasn’t been as easy as it looks but we adjusted without him. Even if he does come back, it’s a natural human emotion to be relaxed because we have so much coming back. That will be a test to not depend on Steph to save the day. We have playmakers all around. Just do this together. He’s going to give us a huge boost but we can’t relax.” With the help of trusty Warriors assistant coach Bruce Fraser, who has the enviable duty of being the official and exclusive workout partner for one of the greatest shooters in league history, Curry hit jumper after jumper as the doors opened at Oracle. As usual, the routine drew a sizable group of onlookers from the stands, but this one seemed more important than others. Folks wanted and needed to know: Is Curry, after a month off, still splash-ready? Warm-ups can only tell so much. Yet the concentration, the rapid-fire dribble, the quick catch-and-shoot and the aim appeared pure. Seemingly everyone is awaiting the return of Curry except those who stand to suffer because of it. “I’m more excited as his brother that he’s out there,” said Durant. “He gets to play basketball, something that he loves to do. We’ll see what happens next game.” Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Dancing the night away

Fashionista and party host extraordinaire Agile Zamora recently celebrated her 50th birthday with an unforgettable and extremely fun dance party at the Sage Bar of Makati Shangri-La, Manila in Makati City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Hot Stuff: The Escolta Block Party! Is Breathing Life Into Manila s Historic Streets—Again!

Manila is making a comeback as the country's center of culture and the arts......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 7th, 2018

Kitchen crackerjacks: 7 chefs to watch out for this 2018

Out of the thousands of chefs in Manila, we've picked seven who have projects this year that are bound to stir the local food scene. Be it a sous chef whose time is about to come, or one who is established in the industry, these names will be mentioned in countless conversations and headline many food news in 2018.   Nicco Santos Chef and owner, Hey Handsome and Your Local This guy will be busy this year. Apart from opening his new Asian restaurant Essential Goodness, on the rooftop of Lub D in Poblacion, Makati, Santos will be the opening act in 2018's Madrid Fusion Manila. He also has a bunch of chef collaborations lined up throughout the year, starting with Mrs...Keep on reading: Kitchen crackerjacks: 7 chefs to watch out for this 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 1st, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Ruling PDP-Laban celebrates 36th anniversary

MANILA, Philippines – The ruling PDP-Laban celebrated its 36th anniversary at a posh Makati hotel on Tuesday, February 27. According to photo releases from the House of Representatives, the event was led by party president Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, party secretary-general House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, and party vice chairman ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Anne Curtis turns 33 with 90s-themed birthday party

MANILA, Philippines – Anne Curtis celebrated her 33rd birthday on Saturday, February 17, with family and friends at an events place in Makati City. The '90s-themed party saw movies, music, and elements from the era such as Clueless starring Alicia Silverstone, Backstreet Boys hits, Janet Jackson songs, and colorful outfits. Anne ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

Party! The Cove plans to change how Manila has fun

By Zsarlene B. Chua, Reporter RIGHT BEFORE 2017 ended, Okada Manila — the newest integrated resort in Entertainment City, Parañaque — opened Cove Manila, “Southeast Asia’s largest and grandest entertainment space” at 9,000-square meters. “This is the first real mega-nightclub in the country,” Maxwell Zetlin, vice-president for entertainment at Okada Manila, pointed out during an […] The post Party! The Cove plans to change how Manila has fun appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2018

100-plus shows in 20 venues—art for all in Fringe Manila 2018

  The 2018 incarnation of Fringe Manila will be taking over Poblacion, the creative community in Makati City, with simultaneous shows on Feb. 7-25 in celebration of the National Arts Month. The multiplatform arts festival that originated from Edinburgh has been in Manila since 2015, serving up a dizzying array of shows covering dance, improv, burlesque, spoken word and theater in an open-access format. The shows this year will feature local and international artists from Canada, the United Kingdom, Singapore, France, Austria, Brazil, Japan, The Netherlands and the United States. Performances are uncurated, uncensored and mostly daring, festival director Andrei Nikolai P...Keep on reading: 100-plus shows in 20 venues—art for all in Fringe Manila 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Local celebs say hello to Brooklyn Beckham

MANILA, Philippines – Brooklyn Beckham was welcomed to Manila with a party sponsored by Bench, attended by some of Bench's favorite people on Saturday, January 13. Brooklyn is in town to promote his book, What I See, as well as his turn as the local clothing company's newest celebrity ambassador. Before the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

EU pulls support for Cambodia poll after opposition dissolved

PHNOM PENH: The European Union on Tuesday pulled support for Cambodia’s election authority, questioning the legitimacy of upcoming polls after the dissolution of the opposition transformed the kingdom into a virtual one-party state under strongman Hun Sen. A Supreme Court ruling last month dissolved the main opposition to the incumbent Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), an [...] The post EU pulls support for Cambodia poll after opposition dissolved appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

The surprise? Jover Laurio’s boyfriend is a Duterte supporter

  Jover Laurio said she was in Makati and could spare a few hours, so we gladly suggested to meet up at Wokby, a bar in Poblacion, with a friend, Teddy Montelibano. Jover is the unassuming lady behind the popular Pinoy Ako Blog (PAB), who single-handedly takes on the social media propagandists. Recently the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) interviewed her regarding the online bullying she suffered at the hands of Dutertards. One of those fanatics went to the extent of accosting BBC Southeast Asia correspondent Jonathan Head during the Asean Summit in Manila, berating the reporter for giving importance to "a very minor blogger" like Jover. Raucous laughter filled the ...Keep on reading: The surprise? Jover Laurio’s boyfriend is a Duterte supporter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2017