Advertisements


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

In Focus: These Kapamilya Love Teams Just Gave Us A Dose Of Holiday Kilig

Watch out for the ABS-CBN Family Is Love Christmas Concert airing this weekend!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 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

‘Losing isn’t when you come in last or second; it’s when you don’t give your best’

Visit us on Instagram To be You; Facebook: To be You; e-mail inq.tobeyou@gmail.com The De La Salle University swimming team finished UAAP Season 81 last November on a high note. The women's swimming team (Lady Tankers) won third place, while the men's swimming team (Green Tankers) came in second. Among the members in the team is Green Tanker Rochmond Santos, 20, a third year sports studies major. Santos started swimming lessons when he was around nine years old. He didn't want to take the lessons, but his mother insisted. She told him that swimming was a "clean sport." He eventually fell in love with it. He wakes up at 5 a.m. daily, starts training at 6 a.m., attends c...Keep on reading: ‘Losing isn’t when you come in last or second; it’s when you don’t give your best’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 19th, 2019

In era of news deserts, no easy fix for US struggles

NEW YORK --- The U.S. news industry hasn't been the subject of much good news itself, lately. Newspaper circulation is down sharply, and so is employment in the newspaper industry. Financial cutbacks have led to the shutdown of nearly 1,800 daily and weekly newspapers since 2004. Two developments this week brought the issue into further focus. Facebook, whose success has contributed to the news business' decline, announced Tuesday it would invest $300 million over three years in news initiatives with an emphasis in local coverage. More ominously, the hedge fund-backed Digital First Media, known for sharp cost-cutting strategies, bid to buy Gannett Co. , the publisher of USA ...Keep on reading: In era of news deserts, no easy fix for US struggles.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Bacolod police OIC told to focus on campaign vs. drugs

BACOLOD City – Mayor Evelio Leonardia has told the officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) to focus on the campaign against illegal drugs. Senior Supt. Henry Biñas took over the top post of the Bacolod City police on Monday from Senior Supt. Francisco Ebreo who was ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte to […] The post Bacolod police OIC told to focus on campaign vs. drugs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Set your heart to a night of love songs and a dose of fun with your favorite OPM…

Set your heart to a night of love songs and a dose of fun with your favorite OPM Hitmakers: Hajji Alejandro, Rey Valera and Marco Sison together with comedy concert queen Ai-Ai de las Alas at the Newport Performing Arts Theater on February 15, 8 PM. Buy your tickets here: bit.ly/HitmakersAndAi #HitmakersAndAi #RWManila Source link: Set your heart to a night of love songs and a dose of fun with your favorite OPM….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Sooners QB, A s pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

By Cliff Brunt, Associated Press Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, declared himself eligible for the NFL draft on Monday. Murray announced his decision in a tweet, ending his brief and storied college career. What's next for the Murray is not yet known. I have declared for the NFL Draft. — Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) January 14, 2019 The Oakland Athletics made the speedy outfielder the ninth overall selection last June and agreed to $4.66 million signing bonus. The A's agreed to let him continue playing football, and he made the most of it by winning the Heisman in his only season as a starter for the Sooners. He passed for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns and ran for 1,001 yards and another 12 scores, posting the second-best passer efficiency rating in FBS history. As Murray dominated, his draft stock improved. Jim Callis, a senior writer on MLB.com, said the A's couldn't have foreseen that Murray would be a potential first-round NFL draft pick because of his size. Listed at 5-10 and 195 pounds, Murray would be a small quarterback in the NFL by any standard. "The primary risk was, what if he gets hurt on the football field?" Callis said, recalling his conversations with scouts before the season. "I don't think anybody was saying he could be an NFL first-round pick." Once the NFL emerged as a potential option for Murray, the A's took action. Representatives of the A's and Major League Baseball met Sunday with Murray, and the possibility existed that Oakland could offer more money by putting him on the 40-man major league roster. Even with the A's efforts, Murray would have a shot at a bigger payday sooner in football and he wouldn't have to go to the minor leagues. Callis and other observers say it is very unlikely Murray will be able to play both sports because he's a quarterback. Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders pulled it off, but Jackson was an outfielder and a running back and Sanders was an outfielder and cornerback. "This isn't Bo Jackson showing up and here, we'll pitch you the ball and you outrun everybody, or Deion Sanders helicoptering in and his great speed, coverage skills," Callis said. "When you're a quarterback, you have to put in hours and hours of study running an offense. ... You can't play both sports when you're a quarterback. I think if he wants to play quarterback, which appears to be his greatest love, there can't be any question that he's 100 percent football." Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said in November that if anyone could play both sports, it's Murray. "I don't want to put it past him," Riley said. " A lot of people would say he can't do what he's done right now — how well he performed for our baseball group here this spring, and how well he's played here for us. So there's certainly some different dynamics with it. Obviously the fact that he would want to play quarterback, if he chooses the football route, is a little different than Deion or Bo or some of those guys. But he athletically is so gifted and can transition between the two." The NFL scouting combine is in late February and early March and could intersect with his spring training — major league camp starts in mid-February and minor league camp begins in early March. If Murray wanted to participate in the combine, the A's would need to allow it and it would need to be reflected on his contract. Murray's road to his NFL draft choice was a winding one from his prep days in suburban Dallas. After a disappointing freshman season in football at Texas A&M in 2015, he transferred to Oklahoma. He sat out a year because of transfer rules, then was the backup during Baker Mayfield's Heisman-winning 2017 season. Murray then had an impressive enough baseball season in 2018 to draw the A's attention. Callis said Murray is somewhat like a faster version of outfielder Andrew McCutchen. After he was drafted, Murray took batting practice at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, greeted by "WELCOME TO OAKLAND" on the big scoreboard with his photo. A's manager Bob Melvin, executive Billy Beane and general manager David Forst closely followed Oklahoma football this season as the Sooners reached the College Football Playoff, losing to Alabama in a semifinal. As recently as last month, the A's said they expected Murray to pursue baseball. Murray had also said multiple times throughout the football season that he plans to focus strictly on baseball after this season......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Rick Price to hold Valentine concert series in PH

Rick Price, the Australian musician most popularly known in the Philippines for the hit soft-rock ballad "Heaven Knows," will headline a concert series in the country, as part of his coming Valentine season tour, according to local promoter Wilbros Live. The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will hold court this Feb. 13 at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City; Feb. 14 at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City; and Feb. 15 at the New Frontier Theater. (Call 9115555 for the Manila show; 4702222 for Cebu and Davao.) Rick, who's also behind other fan favorites like "Nothing Can Stop Us Now," "Not a Day Goes By," "Walk Away Renee" and "Where Is the Love," has rele...Keep on reading: Rick Price to hold Valentine concert series in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2019

Charity always involves suffering

WE should not be surprised anymore by this fact of life and truth of our faith. If we truly are in love with the love of God, the love of Christ who gave us the new commandment to love our neighbor as he himself has loved us, then we should be ready and eager to […] The post Charity always involves suffering appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Reminder

By: D’ Observer (THE author is a real person who fell in love with Iloilo. He wants to remain anonymous due to some “complications” but still, he raises very valid points in his contributions – Editor) ON NOVEMBER 15, 2018, we were confronted with a picture of a tricycle still driving on a national highway and […] The post Reminder appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

Escape to the tranquil hideaways of Ajuy

Text and photos by: Bombette G. Marin PLANNING a family trip to northern Iloilo? Families who seek beach getaways will love Ajuy. With long sandy beaches, picturesque sceneries, the town’s natural landscape promises a memorable family holiday that also extends to its plethora of inland resorts and villas. Do not forget to spend some time on […] The post Escape to the tranquil hideaways of Ajuy appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

Nadal withdraws, Murray loses to Medvedev in Brisbane

By John Pye, Associated Press BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray lost his second-round match less than an hour after Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Brisbane International on Wednesday. Both players arrived in Australia after long injury breaks, and neither had played a competitive match since September. At least Murray completed two matches, playing on a protected ranking after an injury-interrupted 18 months, beating James Duckworth before losing to fourth-seeded Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2. There were signs in both matches that he is still bothered by the hip problem which has derailed his last two seasons. The second-ranked Nadal had a first-round bye but withdrew on the eve of his scheduled second-round match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after having an MRI on a muscle strain in his left thigh. Nadal said he would keep practicing in Brisbane until the weekend, then head to Melbourne after a brief stopover in Sydney to prepare for the Australian Open. The 32-year-old Spaniard is confident he will be fit enough to compete at the season's first major, which starts on Jan. 14 at Melbourne Park. "After analyzing everything, (doctors) say that it's a very small thing, but can become a big thing, because a strain in the muscle is dangerous," Nadal said during a news conference staged while Murray was playing Medvedev on Pat Rafter Arena. "When you increase the intensity on the muscle competing, then there is a big risk to make something bigger." Also exiting the men's draw on Wednesday where defending champion Nick Kyrgios, who lost to Jeremy Chardy 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-3, and third-seeded Kyle Edmund, who lost to Japanese qualifier Yasutaka Uchiyama 7-6 (6), 6-4. Second-seeded Kei Nishikori and 2017 champion Grigor Dimitrov had straight-set wins earlier to set up a quarterfinal showdown — a rematch of their final in 2017 — and fifth-seeded Milos Raonic advanced with a 6-3, 7-6 (2) win over Miomir Kecmanovic. Anett Kontaveit beat fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova 7-5, 7-6 (1) to advance to the women's quarterfinals, and Anastasija Sevastova set up a match against U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka when she beat Harriet Dart 6-2, 6-0. Fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova had a 7-5, 6-2 win over Marie Bouzkova, Ajla Tomljanovic beat Johanna Konta 6-2, 7-6 (2), and Donna Vekic ousted No. 6 Kiki Bertens 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-5. Nadal withdrew after one match at an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi before arriving this week in Australia, where he forecast another withdrawal when he said he wanted to focus on quality of his play over quantity of matches in his schedule this year. He played nine tournaments in 2018, winning five titles, including the French Open, in a season curtailed by knee and ankle injuries. "Probably I'm 100 percent in five days. And then I have plenty of time to prepare Melbourne," he said. "It's a waste to damage my body for one month if I keep playing here. After all the things that happened to me, probably I am not ready to assume that waste." Taro Daniel, a lucky loser from qualifying, will take Nadal's place in the Brisbane draw and will play Tsonga on Thursday. The absence of Nadal and Murray casts more focus on the Nishikori-Dimitrov quarterfinal match. Nishikori broke at love in the 11th game to seize momentum in a 7-5, 6-2 win over Denis Kudla in the second round. The sixth-seeded Dimitrov, who beat Nishikori in the 2017 final, had to withstand a late comeback from local favorite John Millman before winning 6-3, 6-4. He's using the quarterfinal match against Nishikori as a barometer for where his preparations stand for the Australian Open. "It's great. I mean it's right off the blocks," Dimitrov said. "It's perfect to play a match like that to kind of see where your game is at.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

TRAIN cuts cost of diabetes, hypertension meds starting Jan. 1

For Priscilla Cruz, 64, the New Year brings unexpected but welcome news: starting Jan. 1, her maintenance medication for diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol are bound to cost much less than the almost P3,000 she shells out every month. Though the amount is already 32 percent less than the actual cost of her daily dose---thanks to her 20-percent senior discount and 12-percent value-added tax (VAT) exemption---Cruz was glad to learn that Republic Act No. 10963 would further slice the cost of her lifeline meds. Otherwise known as the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act, RA 10963 provides that selected medication for diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol...Keep on reading: TRAIN cuts cost of diabetes, hypertension meds starting Jan. 1.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

In Focus: These Celebs Proved That 'Family Is Love' Over The Christmas Break

Because there's nowhere else to be at this time of the year!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

A star-making role for Joanna Kulig in ‘Cold War’

LOS ANGELES (AP) --- The name Joanna Kulig might not ring a bell for the majority of American moviegoers, but that could all change in the coming weeks with the theatrical expansion of "Cold War". The Polish drama from "Ida" director Pawel Pawlikowski about a singer, Zula (Kulig) and a musician, Wiktor (Tomasz Kot), "doomed" to love one another has made Kulig someone-to-watch on the international stage. With a timeless movie star quality that only comes along every so often, Kulig has been compared to everyone from Jennifer Lawrence to "Jules and Jim"-era Jeanne Moreau. Kulig, 36, had enjoyed relative success working in film and television in Poland, in projects like "Elles" wi...Keep on reading: A star-making role for Joanna Kulig in ‘Cold War’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

It happened one night

FILIPINOS love love stories, So it comes as no surprise that this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival had three romantic entries: Mary, Marry Me by Paul Soriano, One Great Love by Eric Quizon, and the focus of this review, The Girl in the Orange Dress by Jay Abello......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

Focus for the New Year

By: Edgar Mana-ay BEFORE we can look forward to 2019 with hope and eagerness, it is but fitting to look back to 2018 and see the fulfillment of God’s promises in our lives and that’s the reason why we are so thankful and grateful. Our gratitude to God will make sense of our past, will bring […] The post Focus for the New Year appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018