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In Focus: How EXO s Kyungsoo Is Reviving Our Love For Korean Films

He's not your ordinary idol-turned-actor!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnJan 12th, 2018

In Focus: 8 Movies That Will Surely Hit You Right In The Feels

These films show us that love isn't always about happy endings......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 27th, 2017

2 more PH films in Shanghai

Paulo Avelino (left) and Maja Salvador in 'I'm Drunk, I Love You' Two more Filipino films will be shown at the A-list 21st Shanghai International Film Festival in China, from June 16.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018
Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018
Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Spain replaces fired Lopetegui with Hierro

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press With only two days to go before Spain's opening match at the World Cup, Julen Lopetegui was fired as national team coach because he accepted a job to lead Real Madrid next season. Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales, who made the announcement on Wednesday in Krasnodar, later said Fernando Hierro would replace Lopetegui as coach for Spain's match against Portugal in Sochi on Friday. The 50-year-old Hierro, a former national team player and Real Madrid captain, had been acting as the federation's sports director and was already in Russia with the national team. Rubiales said firing Lopetegui wasn't the best solution but it was needed after the federation was caught by surprise by Real Madrid's announcement. "The federation cannot be left out of a negotiation by one of its workers and be informed five minutes before the press release," Rubiales said. "We have been compelled to act." Rubiales, who took over as president last month, said Lopetegui betrayed the federation's values and it was the only decision he could make. "It's a difficult situation, but we are not the ones who determined the action that had to be taken. The federation has its values and it has to maintain them," Rubiales said. "It may look like a weakness now, but with time this will make us stronger." Lopetegui did not attend the news conference but was expected to talk to the media later. "We have to work on a series of decisions that come just two days before the opener," Rubiales said. "There's a lot to do." Hierro spent most of his career as a defender for Real Madrid and finished his playing days with English club Bolton in 2005. He played in four World Cups with Spain, from 1990 to 2002, and in two European Championships, 1996 and 2000. Hierro was Carlo Ancelotti's assistant at Real Madrid after Zinedine Zidane left the post in 2014. He coached second-division club Real Oviedo two seasons ago and was Malaga's general manager after leaving his sports director position with the Spanish federation in 2011. After Madrid's announcement that it hired Lopetegui, critics immediately began questioning some of the coach's decisions with the national team, including his choice to leave some Barcelona players such as Sergi Roberto out of the World Cup squad. There were also questions about how Lopetegui would be able to fully focus on the national team while also having to discuss off-season signings for his new club. There are six Madrid players in Spain's team for the World Cup. Lopetegui's name had not been mentioned by Spanish media among the probable candidates for the Madrid job, which opened up after Zidane unexpectedly quit. Last month, Lopetegui agreed to extend his contract with the national team through 2020. "I admire and respect Lopetegui a lot. He is a top coach, and that made it harder to make this decision," Rubiales said. "Winning is important, but above that, we need to know how things have to be handled." The 51-year-old Lopetegui took over from Vicente del Bosque after the 2016 European Championship. He was credited with reviving a team that was on the decline after winning Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012. By successfully blending talented youngsters and veterans from its golden generation, Lopetegui kept Spain unbeaten through 20 matches in charge, comfortably leading the team to the World Cup from a qualifying group that included Italy. He won European championships with Spain's under-19 and under-21 teams in the early 2010s, but had a lackluster stint with Portuguese team Porto in his only job with a major club. He was fired after failing to win a title during almost two years in Portugal. Rubiales took over a federation which was in the hands of embattled official Angel Maria Villar for nearly three decades. He was elected president over Juan Luis Larrea, the federation's former treasurer and its interim leader since Villar was suspended following his arrest last year on suspicion of corruption. In one of his first actions, Rubiales canceled a previously arranged "vacation" trip by officials to the World Cup that would cost nearly 2 million euros ($2.3 million). He got the money reimbursed and spent only about 500,000 euros ($590,000) with new travel arrangements for sponsors and federation officials. "We are all affected," Rubiales said about Lopetegui's departure. "We have to think about what is best for the entity, for the federation and the team, and from this afternoon we will all be together to go forward.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

In Focus: 6 Things Every ARMY Does To Show Their Love For BTS

Happy 5th anniversary to our boys!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

US, NoKor to Discuss ‘New Relations,’ Denuclearization

The upcoming US-North Korean talks will focus on the establishment of new relations between the countries, the creation of a peace system and denuclearization on the Korean peninsula, the North Korean media reported Monday. “During the US-North Korean talks, a broad exchange of views will take place, during which the parties will discuss, in particular, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Summit results, Fed meeting in focus

The stock market could go either way in a shortened trading week, analysts said, with investors expected to take their cues from an acrimonious G7 summit, the results of an upcoming meeting between the US and North Korean leaders and a widely-expected announcement of a fresh Fed rate hike. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi), [...] The post Summit results, Fed meeting in focus appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

After the 2017 Finals, Warriors looking for sweep this year

The Golden State Warriors know that if they give the Cleveland Cavaliers an opportunity to extend the series in Game 4 of the 2018 NBA Finals, they're going to take it. They don't even need to look too far for a reminder - that's exactly what happened a year ago. Just like in 2017, the Warriors are up 3-0 in the Finals, needing one more win to clinch the championship. This time though, they're determined to avoid having to fly back to Oakland and win on their homecourt. "Anything can happen if you give a team confidence," said Klay Thompson after practice, Friday (PHL time). "Nothing is ever guaranteed in this league. So might as well leave it all out there on the floor, not think in the back of your mind [that] all we have to do is get one of the next four. Just play your absolute hardest, exert all the effort you've got, and we should be good." "Just understand the opportunity that we have," Draymond Green said of the Warriors' situation. "You never know, crazy things that can happen, turn of events in a series that could take place. So you have the opportunity to close out, you want to do that. So you come in, take full advantage of the opportunity in front of us." The Cavaliers took Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals, 137-116. LeBron James exploded for a triple-double, 31 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists, Kevin Love added 23 markers, and Kyrie Irving notched 40 points in 40 minutes. For Kevin Durant, going through what happened last season gives the Warriors an edge towards avoiding a similar 3-1 result. "It's different man. I keep telling people. It's just a different vibe because we've already been through a season with each other already as champions.So we know exactly what we need to do in order for us to win." Stephen Curry though knows it's not going to be easy, no matter what experience can teach the Warriors. "Game 4 is going to be the toughest game that we've played in the series, to close it out. We're going to need energy, effort, focus from every guy that steps foot on the floor for 48 minutes. "Whether shots go in or they don't, or calls go your way or they don't, no matter what the score is, you've got to keep fighting, keep playing. Because close-out games are the hardest thing that you can ever experience in the Playoffs.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Missing I Am Not A Robot ? Here s a new Korean series for you

I Am Not A Robot ' made K-drama enthusiasts fall in love. Stars Yoo Seung-ho and Chae Soo-bin enjoyed the rise of their popularity here in the Philippines, with Filipinos expressing their........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Missing ‘I Am Not A Robot’? Here’s a new Korean series for you

It was late last year when hit series "I Am Not A Robot" made K-drama enthusiasts fall in love. Stars Yoo Seung-ho and Chae Soo-bin enjoyed the rise of their popularity here in the Philippines, with Filipinos expressing their kilig over the drama on various social media sites. Now, if you are one of those who are missing this kind of series, there's a new drama you can enjoy which also tackles robots and artificial intelligence. "Are You Human?" is the newest offering of Korean broadcasting network KBS2. Starring Seo Kang Joon and Gong Seung-yeon, the series is about the length a mother's love can go for her child. Seo is Nam Shin, an heir from a wealthy family which runs a ...Keep on reading: Missing ‘I Am Not A Robot’? Here’s a new Korean series for you.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

North Korean military may benefit from Kim’s charm offensive

TOKYO --- While raising hopes for denuclearization and a peace treaty to finally end the Korean War, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's newly found focus on diplomacy comes with an ironic flipside: It could be a godsend for his generals. Kim's thinking on how his military fits in to his plans to foster detente on the Korean Peninsula and negotiate security guarantees from Washington may become clearer when he sits down with President Donald Trump next week in Singapore. But one thing is already clear. Kim cannot survive without his loyal troops. Whatever grand strategy he has in mind will strongly reflect their interests --- and that includes the ability to make lots of money. ...Keep on reading: North Korean military may benefit from Kim’s charm offensive.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Piolo abstaining from food, water and sex—and here’s why

No food and water. No sex, too. Actor Piolo Pascual admitted to have been abstaining from these things since Ramadan, the Islamic tradition that began this year on May 15. As for sexual abstinence, however, "this has been going on for years now," the actor told reporters during the recent media gathering for My Daily Collagen, a food supplement that Piolo endorses. "It's not surprising because I have no love life," explained the actor, who used to date actress Shaina Magdayao. "I stay away from temptations by surrounding myself with productive people. To keep a clean conscience and not think of impure thoughts, I simply focus on work." But, how does he react whenever he m...Keep on reading: Piolo abstaining from food, water and sex—and here’s why.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

LOOK: This Team Lakay fighter is also an excellent artist

Baguio-based mixed martial arts stable Team Lakay is best known for producing some of the best MMA fighters in the Philippines, including the likes of former ONE Championship titleholders Eduard Folayang, Honorio Banario, and reigning interim titleholder Geje Eustaquio to name a few.  It appears however, that one of their fighters has also been flexing his muscle in a different field of art as well.  Meet 24-year old Harold "The Vitruvian Man" Banario.  The younger brother of former ONE Championship Featherweight World Champion Honorio, Harold is 4-1 in MMA, and has had stints with Guam-based promotion PXC.    Soon..#fighter #life #artist #painter #artlover #mma #mmafighter #igorot #teamlakay #art #lifestyle #fitness #fit #passion #work #student #architecture #designer #focused #power #left A post shared by harold banario (@hbanario) on Oct 5, 2017 at 12:01am PDT Also, he's a very talented artist.  Having last fought back in 2015, it looks like the La Trinidad native has shifted his focus to painting.  Some of his works have depicted the likes of former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach...   Working on this... #painter #artist #art #artistsoninstagram #fashion #style #dress #gown #contemporaryart #artfun #passion #love #piawurtzbach #missuniverse #beauty #lifestyle #color #artsy #horse #horses #animals #painting A post shared by harold banario (@hbanario) on Apr 1, 2018 at 12:52am PDT  ...a couple of recreations of the dance scene from Beauty and the Beast, featuring Emma Watson...   My two version of Beauty and the Beast (artist😂)- oil on canvases. Done. #painting #draw#sketch #art #artistsoninstagram #artist #painter #charcoal #artlover #blackandwhite #loveart #fashion #design #contemporaryart #pencildrawing #fighter #mma #life #lifestyle #style #motivation #artwork #beautyandthebeast #emmawatson #paint #fitness #passion A post shared by harold banario (@hbanario) on Dec 10, 2017 at 9:29pm PST ...as well as  what appears to be an Igorot warrior sitting on the Iron Throne. (You have to admit this is pretty badass.)   Game of thrones artwork. Work in progress.😀 #art #art🎨 #gameofthrones #got7 #gotfans #hbo #ironthrone #jonsnow #emiliaclarke #kitharrington #peterdinklage #contemporaryart #painting #painter #mmafighter #mma #bjj #fitness #fit #artwork #modernart #canvas #drawing #draw A post shared by harold banario (@hbanario) on Aug 18, 2017 at 5:54am PDT His most recent works include amazing paintings of his teammates, including reigning ONE Interim Flyweight Champion Geje Eustaquio... ...and of course, his Manong Honorio.  Truly amazing work from a multi-talented fighter-slash-artist!  You can see more of his work on his Facebook Page as and on his Instagram account. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

In Focus: 7 LGBT Films That Tell Stories Of Self-Discovery

Here's to taking on one of life's most beautiful journeys......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Here’s how you can meet Korean idols Nam Joo-hyuk and Sandara Park in Manila

If you know and love your Hallyu well, then save this date:July 29, 2018.   Why? Well, that's only when you'll get to experience one of the biggest fanmeets in the country, like ever. Local retail fashion house Penshoppe will be flying in their top endorsers Sandara Park and Nam Joo-hyuk for the Penshoppe FanCon in July.   Like the brand's previous production, "Penshoppe Presents Dara," fans can expect a grand event packed with fan quizzes, performances, cute and hilarious antics, and more. The FanCon will house thousands of fans that day as it will be held at the Mall Of Asia Arena.   That's not even the best news. Seeing your K-drama and K-pop idols...Keep on reading: Here’s how you can meet Korean idols Nam Joo-hyuk and Sandara Park in Manila.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

Fitting follow-up for Dingdong’s game-changing thespic triumph

  With the release of Irene Emma Villamor's "Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story," Dingdong Dantes finally finds a fitting follow-up to his game-changing thespic triumph in "Seven Sundays"---with affable Anne Curtis in tow. Yes, it is the movie to watch this week. Dingdong's noirish romantic starrer reverberates with the millennial vibe that has made films like "Never Not Love You" and "Meet Me in St. Galen" crackle with relatable pertinence as it follows the lives of reckless protagonists who don't mind betting on everything but their hearts. Go-getting stockbroker Sid (Dingdong) and odd-jobs worker Aya (Anne) are no strangers to gambling---he with his money, she with her ...Keep on reading: Fitting follow-up for Dingdong’s game-changing thespic triumph.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

Experts: Full Denuclearization of N. Korea Probably Unachievable

WASHINGTON - Amid a flurry of rapidly evolving diplomatic activities aimed at reviving the summit between Washington and Pyongyang, experts contacted by VOA's Korean Service say that completely den.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

Denuclearization of N. Korea Probably Unachievable, Experts Say

WASHINGTON - Amid a flurry of rapidly evolving diplomatic activities aimed at reviving the summit between Washington and Pyongyang, experts contacted by VOA's Korean Service say that completely den.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

Experts: Full Denuclearization of N. Korea Probably Unachievable

WASHINGTON - Amid a flurry of rapidly evolving diplomatic activities aimed at reviving the summit between Washington and Pyongyang, experts contacted by VOA's Korean Service say that completely den.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018