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Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnJun 14th, 2018

In Focus: Angelina Cruz Shares How She Fell In Love With Music

This budding musician has a promising path ahead......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Irving stays busy with knee to mend, movie to promote

By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving doesn’t have to worry about free agency until next summer, though he’s got plenty to keep him busy for now. There’s a movie to promote and a knee to mend. He hopes he’s good on screen, but wants to be better than ever on the court. “Now becomes the real climb to Mount Everest, back to the top,” Irving said Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). “So I’m just taking my time.” The Boston Celtics All-Star is hoping he can start playing again in a couple weeks. But he’s staying patient in his rehab from late-season surgery because of an infection in his knee, figuring the extra time can only help after he played deep into June the previous two years with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was traded to the Celtics last summer while filming “Uncle Drew.” The movie, in which he plays an old playground basketball legend who started as a character in Pepsi commercials, premieres in New York on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) and opens nationwide Friday (Saturday, PHL time). The Cavaliers gave Irving’s former jersey number to Collin Sexton, drafted last week with the No. 8 pick that Cleveland acquired from Boston in the trade. But Irving wasn’t upset, saying he already gave away the only Cavs’ No. 2 that matters to him — the one he wore while hitting the biggest shot in the franchise’s history. That was on Father’s Day in 2016, the night Irving nailed the three-pointer that helped the Cavaliers beat the Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals for the franchise’s first championship. “The history, it’s already captured, man,” Irving said. “I was on one of the best teams in NBA history in my opinion, just accomplishing something that was that much bigger than ourselves. A feat that was, we’re one of no other teams. We’re like 1 of 1, in history. So for me, I think the biggest thing was giving that jersey to my dad, and if that’s where the No. 2 legacy ends, then cool.” Though Irving asked to be traded — a request LeBron James hoped the Cavs wouldn’t honor — he looks back fondly on his time in what’s now Sexton’s number. “I gave a lot of commitment and sacrifice to being there from Day 1, so to have that six-year span of doing some unbelievable things, I’m definitely happy about it,” he said. “I never shy away from that in terms of Cleveland giving me the opportunity to a 19-year-old kid of wearing No. 2. Now, it’s just a transition in the league. “There’s no hard feelings from my end. But now he has to start from kind of the chopping block just like everyone else did, so I’m excited for him.” And he’s excited for “Uncle Drew,” in which Irving rounds up his old teammates to play in a tournament at New York’s Rucker Park. Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber and Nate Robinson star as his old running mates. They were on set with him when they started getting alerts that Irving had been traded. “Once it happened, the dancing just got a little better,” Irving said. Irving needed three hours of makeup daily to look like a senior citizen before the 14 hours a day of filming. He believes his love of basketball shows up through his role of wise old sage who hangs around the courts — though Irving himself hasn’t played on outdoor playgrounds in years. His game is indoors now, and he plans on being back there this summer before dealing with his own free agency next summer. “Not just the same way but also a lot better,” Irving said. “That’s where the focus has to be. If you leave any room for doubt or uncertainly, I mean you might as well get out of the game.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 26th, 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

A genuine love for nursing and music

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia YMMANUEL Demegillo, 24, of Santa Barbara, Iloilo, touches people’s hearts through his genuine love for nursing and music. Both a nurse and musician, Ymmanuel describes his music as relatable because his compositions are about real life experiences aside from the catchy tunes. Since he was a child, he found musicians amusing […] The post A genuine love for nursing and music appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

In Focus: Why 'KierVi Is About To Be The Next Big Love Team

CK and Vivoree are our newest source of kilig!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Future of Paul Allen s sports holdings remains unclear

By Tim Booth, Associated Press RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Paul Allen’s love was basketball and he delved into professional football out of loyalty to his hometown Seattle. In the wake of his death, Allen’s ownership of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and NFL’s Seattle Seahawks has come into focus because of questions about how the franchises will move forward in his absence. No one is providing many details yet about the succession plans for Allen’s franchise holdings in the wake of his death Monday from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. His primary franchises were the Blazers and Seahawks, although he also owned a small stake in Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders. “Paul thoughtfully addressed how the many institutions he founded and supported would continue after he was no longer able to lead them. This isn’t the time to deal in those specifics as we focus on Paul’s family,” according to a statement from Allen’s company, Vulcan Inc. “We will continue to work on furthering Paul’s mission and the projects he entrusted to us. There are no changes imminent for Vulcan, the teams, the research institutes or museums.” For now, Allen’s teams will continue to be overseen by Vulcan Sports and Entertainment, an arm of the company he created. His sister, Jody Allen, and executive Bert Kolde were the other members of the Seahawks’ board of directors with Allen. Jody Allen may take a more prominent role with the NFL franchise going forward. “It doesn’t feel like it’s time to be engaging in that conversation. We’re more into the conversation about recognizing what took place and how to respect Paul and his desires and all of that,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday. “There’s plenty of time to talk about all that stuff. It’s not even a factor in our minds. I understand the interest but there will be plenty of time. “Nothing is changing. Paul wouldn’t want us to do anything different than what we’re doing, which is to go for it and to represent it every way we can until you can’t. And we’re going to go for it just in that fashion.” A similar message was being relayed in Portland, where Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey and Vulcan Sports and Entertainment CEO Chris McGowan spoke about Allen. The Trail Blazers are dealing with the death of Allen just a couple of days before beginning the regular season at home against LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. “At this point we’re just dealing with the death and we don’t have any imminent announcements,” McGowan said. “At an appropriate time I’m sure we’ll come and talk with everyone about what potentially could happen but right now we’re just dealing with the grief.” Olshey said his final phone conversation with Allen was in early October with the owner asking if the Blazers GM was watching that night’s preseason games. “He wanted to talk basketball,” Olshey said. “One of the things that is really unique about Paul is that everything was bifurcated. ... If he wanted to talk hoops, he talked hoops. If he wanted to talk music, he called Mick Jagger. If he wanted to talk football, he called Pete Carroll. Who else gets that?” ___ AP Sports Writer Anne M. Peterson contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

City to focus on post-harvest measures to attain food security

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo IN terms of food commodities, Iloilo City relies on produce from rural areas. For this reason, City Agriculturist Romulo Pangantihon said that there is a need to focus more on post-harvest processing in order to secure food security in the city. “Considering Iloilo City is the center of trade and all these […] The post City to focus on post-harvest measures to attain food security appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

Edgar Allan Guzman, Kim Rodriguez: defend their love from engkanto in Wagas

Edgar Allan Guzman and Kim Rodriguez banner a mysterious love story in Wagas this Saturday (October 13). Trying to win the heart of someone you love is difficult enough when you have competition. But the playing field becomes more challenging when your rival turns out to be an engkanto—or a mythical environmental spirit. For Daniela […] The post Edgar Allan Guzman, Kim Rodriguez: defend their love from engkanto in Wagas appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

LN-UNegA merger holding – Lacson

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said on Oct 11, 2018 that the merger between the Love Negros Team (LN) and the United Negros Alliance (UNegA) is holding. Lacson issued this statement in a chance interview with the media after he accompanied former Vice Governor Genaro “Lim-ao” Alvarez in filing the latter’s Certificate of […] The post LN-UNegA merger holding – Lacson appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Prison Congestion: Focus on Women Detainees

CHEERS TO the Philippine Daily Inquirer for calling attention to the plight of female detainees in the Quezon City Female Dormitory (QCFD).In June 2018, the Bureau of Jail Management and Pen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Prison Congestion: Focus on Women Detainees

CHEERS TO the Philippine Daily Inquirer for calling attention to the plight of female detainees in the Quezon City Female Dormitory (QCFD).In June 2018, the Bureau of Jail Management and Pen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Visayas short on veggies, fish, eggs

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo VEGETABLE, fish, and egg production in Visayas is insufficient. According to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, the Visayas cluster needs to double time in producing these commodities. “Dapat ma-focus ang Visayas sa vegetables, fisheries, and egg production but while waiting for these sectors to be developed, we should identify the other regions or other […] The post Visayas short on veggies, fish, eggs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Central bank says further FX rule changes to be more gradual

FURTHER RELAXATION of foreign exchange rules can be expected to be more gradual for now as monetary authorities focus more on tempering sharp swings in daily peso-dollar trades, according to a senior official of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). The post Central bank says further FX rule changes to be more gradual appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

Central bank says further FX rule changes to be more gradual

The Philippine peso has been one of this year’s worst-performing emerging market currencies. — BW FILE PHOTO FURTHER RELAXATION of foreign exchange rules can be expected to be more gradual for now as monetary authorities focus more on tempering sharp swings in daily peso-dollar trades, according to a senior official of the Bangko Sentral ng… link: Central bank says further FX rule changes to be more gradual.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

A victorious homecoming of Iloilo’s pride, Kesha Ramachandran

Page Maker: Zedrick Señeres MUTYA ng Pilipinas-Iloilo 2018 winner Keshapornam “Kesha” Ramachandran recently took home the Mutya ng Pilipinas-Tourism Queen of the Year International crown. On Sept 27, 2018, Ms. Ramachandran visited Iloilo City Mayor Joe Espinosa III and later joined a motorcade around the City of Love. It was followed by a celebratory tea […] The post A victorious homecoming of Iloilo’s pride, Kesha Ramachandran appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

Detained vice mayor to run for mayor

BACOLOD City – Detained Vice Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo of Moises Padilla, Negros Occ. is running for mayor in the 2019 polls. Yulo’s nephew, Councilor Michael Garcia, confirmed the information. Garcia-Yulo will face her uncle, incumbent mayor Magdaleno Peña who was recently named by Love Negros (LN) Team as its candidate for mayor in the 2019 […] The post Detained vice mayor to run for mayor appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

James captivates crowd in his Los Angeles Lakers debut

By Bernie Wilson, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — LeBron James rubbed his hands in chalk powder at the scorer’s table, yelled “Yes!” to ecstatic fans in the first few rows and the Los Angeles Lakers’ new era was underway. Playing in the same arena where Magic Johnson made his regular-season debut for Los Angeles 39 years ago, James captivated the crowd from the start of the Lakers’ exhibition opener Sunday night (Monday, PHL time), a 124-107 loss to the Denver Nuggets. The opening tip came James’ way and he tapped it to fellow newcomer Rajon Rondo, who threw an alley-oop pass to JaVale McGee for the game’s first score. James missed his first shot, a turnaround fadeaway, but then made a no-look bounce pass from about 27 feet out to Brandon Ingram for a dunk. A minute later, James hit a long three-pointer. He finished with nine points, three rebounds and four assists in just more than 15 minutes. Lakers fans hope James’ arrival will turn things around after the worst half-decade in the franchise’s lengthy history. He left the Cleveland Cavaliers for a four-year, $153.3 million free-agent deal with the Lakers. He, Rondo and fellow veterans McGee, Lance Stephenson and Michael Beasley signed to team with the Lakers’ talented young core. James was the focus on and off the court Sunday night (Monday, PHL time). He was cheered from the minute he ran onto the court with his new teammates for warmups. He played the first eight minutes before being subbed out. When he came back in midway through the second quarter, he was greeted by cheers. As he stood near the scorer’s table during a video review, a fan yelled: “LeBron, we love you!” and the superstar responded with a hang-loose sign. Asked before the game what stands out about James, coach Luke Walton said, “His intelligence. He sees everything. He knows even before drills. He knows where he’s going. His work ethic. He’s out there pre-practice with the guys, post-practice with the guys. Taking care of his body in the weight room. “He’s the ultimate professional.” The Lakers’ regular-season opener is Oct. 18 (Oct. 19, PHL time) at Portland. Their home opener is two nights later against Houston. This was another big night for an L.A. basketball team at San Diego’s sports arena. In 1975, John Wooden coached his final game here, leading UCLA to its 10th NCAA title in 12 seasons. In 1979, Johnson made his NBA debut when Los Angeles beat the then-San Diego Clippers in the season opener. After Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made a buzzer-beating sky hook, Johnson hugged the center like they’d just won the championship. Seven months later, they did win the NBA title. Johnson is now the Lakers’ president of basketball operations and James was the prized acquisition of an offseason roster revamp. As a kid, Walton used to watch his father, Bill, play for the Clippers, although the Hall of Famer’s years in his hometown were largely marred by injuries......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Capiz town aims for cityhood

By: Felipe V. Celino TAPAZ, Capiz – Mayor Roberto “Nonong” Palomar said Tapaz, Capiz will become a city in two years or more. Palomar said his major interests are to eradicate poverty and alleviate the plight of the farmers. “My number one and major focus of my administration is to end poverty particularly in upland villages. […] The post Capiz town aims for cityhood appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

PBA: Kiwi 'coach' wants TNT to love basketball again

A new "coach" is trying to harness TNT's immense talent and it's working so far. Mark Dickel, tapped by the KaTropa from New Zealand to join their staff mid-way through the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup, has been doing well so far in his initial stint in the Philippines. Dickel, who is officially acting as a consultant for TNT, has helped newly-promoted head coach Bong Ravena lead the team to renaissance of sorts in the conference. Following Sunday's 23-point comeback against Northport, Dickel and Ravena are 2-0 with TNT and the KaTropa have recovered from a nightmare 1-4 start to make it back to .500 basketball. "Not too much structurally. You know the previous coach [Nash Racela] has done a really good job, I mean, hes a really good coach, we have really good players," Dickel said when asked what he's changed with TNT since arriving to the team a couple of weeks back. "For me it was just a matter of trying to get them to enjoy basketball again and finding their love of the game again. So thats really what I focused on. And to have other really good coaches helping me like Bong, Alton, coach Eric, it makes a big big difference. So really its just trying to make it enjoyable for them and hopefully that translates to the court. We have a good talent in our team. Its just how we gonna play hard enough to win every game," he added. Aside from making the game more "enjoyable" and infusing a new attitude and culture to TNT, Dickel has put an emphasis on defense. The KaTropa, despite having many defensive-minded coaches in their history, were never really known as a defense-first team. In the fourth quarter of TNT's game against the Batang Pier, the KaTropa broke out a full-court press. That, among other thigs, helped the flagship MVP team complete a 23-point comeback. "It's something that we wanna focus on. If you allow the other teams to play they're gonna score on you," Dickel said on TNT's defense. "So defense has to be our focus, otherwise we're really beatable. That's one thing we're working on but its difficult too because the other players are really good and its not usually until the third or fourth quarter that you can wear them down enough so that the pressure is effective. So its just a matter of staying the course," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Prom and Debut fair at Robinsons Place Jaro

ROBINSONS Place Jaro once again sprinkled a dash of love, color, and charm as it held its Prom and Debut Fashion Show, a prelude to its 6-day fair at The Quad, last September 14, 2018. Themed “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue: A Prom and Debut Affair for a lovely lady like you,” this annual […] The post Prom and Debut fair at Robinsons Place Jaro appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018