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Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnJun 12th, 2018

Independence Day: Juan Miguel Severo calls for freedom from followers stereotypes

In time for the country’s 120th Independence Day celebration, actor and spoken word artist Juan Miguel Severo calls on everyone who are truly free to not be afraid to speak their mind, even if it means losing followers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Bubba Watson shoots 63 to rally for 3rd Travelers title

By Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Bubba Watson says TPC River Highlands feels like home. It certainly was a comfortable place again this week. Watson overcame a six-stroke deficit Sunday to win his third Travelers Championship title, shooting a 7-under 63 for a three-stroke victory. The left-hander became the first three-time winner on the PGA Tour this season and pulled within one of Billy Casper's tournament record of four victories. He finished at 17-under 263. Third-round leader Paul Casey, Stewart Cink, Beau Hossler and J.B. Holmes tied for second. Casey shot 72, Cink 62, Hossler 66 and Holmes 67. Watson also came from six back to win the 2010 event for his first tour title and beat Casey in a playoff in 2015. "I feel like this is my home course," Watson said. "As soon as they put the schedule up, I sign up for this. I want to come back here. This means so much, not only from the golf side of it, but from the family side. My dad, it was the only time he got to see me win (in 2010). He got to see me qualify for the Ryder Cup at this event. So all these things just mean so much to my family." During the victory ceremony, Watson's adopted children — 6-year-old son Caleb and 3-year-old daughter Dakota — received small trophies of their own. Watson shot a 33 on the front nine, but really got it going on the back, with five birdies. He tied Casey at 16-under par by getting up and down from the bunker for a birdie on the course's signature 15th hole. Still tied on the par-4 18th, Watson hit his tee shot 366 yards, then pitched inside 3 feet, giving caddie Ted Scott a big high-five before taking the lead with the putt. "Hitting some of those shots, especially the shot on 18, downwind, it was very difficult, but somehow pulling it off" Watson said. "And that's what we all try to do on Sundays is pull off the amazing shot." Casey, who shot 65, 67 and 62 to lead the field by four shots coming into Sunday, birdied his opening hole. But he gave that back on the fifth and had back-to-back bogeys on 16 and 17 to end any chance he had of catching Watson. The Englishman has finished in the top 20 in eight of his last nine tournaments. He was second here during his first visit in 2015, came in 17th a year later and had a fifth-place finish in Cromwell a year ago. "There was a lot of fight in there," Casey said. "But, I fought my golf swing all day as you can see coming down the last couple of holes." Watson also won at Rivera in Los Angeles in February and the World Golf Championships-Match Play in Austin, Texas, in March. He earned $1.26 million for his 12th career victory. Cink tied the best round of the week with a 62 on Sunday. The two-time Travelers Champion came out blazing, opening with three straight birdies and putting up a 29 on the front nine. He was 7-under through 10 and acknowledged thinking about a sub-60 round after making birdie on the 15th. "I knew that I needed three birdies to shoot 59. But quickly, I also remembered that the golf tournament was on the line and it would mean a lot more to me to win the Travelers Championship than to shoot a 59." He bogeyed 16, but finished the round with his 10th birdie. Defending champion Jordan Spieth, who was tied for the lead after the opening round, shot a 69 to finish at 4 under. There hasn't been a repeat champion in Cromwell since Phil Mickelson in 2001 and 2002. Spieth said he was originally planning to take time off until he defends his title at the British Open, but may re-evaluate that as he works on his game. U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka shot a 65 to tie for 19th at 9 under. He said his top priority right now is rest, but said that won't come until after he attends a bachelor party for his best friend next week. "I don't feel like I need to play; I feel like my game is in a good spot," he said. "I played really well this week, just some stupid mistakes, just mental errors. That's all it was, lack of focus, low energy. To be honest with you, I'm not surprised." Qualifier Chase Seiffert shot a 63 on Monday just to make the tournament. He shot a 64 Sunday to finish at 12 under and tie for ninth. Seiffert's round included an eagle at the sixth hole that saw him put second shot 301 yards over the green, before holing out from 49 feet away. The 26-year-old former Florida State star also qualified last year and tied for 43rd. "I feel like my game's good enough to be out here full-time and kind of confirms that with the way I've been playing this week and last year here as well," he said. Jason Day holed out on 18 from 38 feet, just in front of the greenside bunker to finish at 69 and 11 under......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News14 hr. 31 min. ago

Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in celebration

By Amy Guthrie, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soccer fans converged at Mexico's Angel of Independence monument to celebrate the national team's second win in the World Cup, mingling with an annual gay pride parade in a country that has been reprimanded for anti-gay slurs during soccer matches. Revelers cheered the Mexican team's second straight win after a 2-1 victory against South Korea while marveling at the harmony between the two celebrations. Some waved rainbow flags. Some waved Mexican flags. Some waved both. "We are very glad to see that these two groups can share the space," said Karla Vera, 27, who came to the pride march with her girlfriend in matching green soccer jerseys. "This is a very important day for Mexico." FIFA fined the Mexican Football Federation $10,000 for offensive fan behavior in Mexico's opening match against Germany. The Mexican team thanked its fans in a tweet Saturday for not shouting the slur during the South Korea match, saying that Mexico "won on and off the pitch." Fans deploy the slur, which literally translates as male prostitute, to distract players attempting goals. Defenders of the chant say the word is more akin to coward or wimp. Eduardo Reyes, 24, said he was initially afraid to attend Saturday's gay pride festivities knowing that soccer fans could flood the parade route. "Soccer is sometimes a little macho," he said, adding that he dies a little inside every time he hears the anti-gay slur during matches. "If you think about it, they're attacking their brothers." Reyes attended the march dressed as a Mexican cowboy, pairing a large embroidered sombrero and bolero jacket with tight underwear briefs. The historian beamed as soccer fans approached to snap pictures with him. Mexico has made great strides in gay rights. The Mexican Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in 2010, five years before the U.S. But a 2016 study by the National Autonomous University of Mexico showed that Mexico ranked second after Brazil in Latin America for anti-LGBTQ crimes. And the country's National Human Rights Commission has labelled the culture as macho and patriarchal. Saturday's festivities painted a picture of a more tolerant and inclusive Mexico. Crowds of soccer fans jumped for joy next to men dressed as samba dancers and sweet-15 princesses. Drums beat. Spray foam spewed into the air. Signs saying "Stop Homophobia" glided past groups singing the Mexican folk song Cielito Lindo. "You can feel the harmony among everyone," said 18-year-old Renata Inurreta, who poured into the streets with her friends immediately after the match. "This is the essence of Mexico — that we love the party.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Freedom Day Calls for ‘Political Will’ Says California Prof

“The fight against the modern day ills of society, some 120 years after the nation declared independence, can only be addressed and solved by no nonsense leaders willing to exercise political will in implementing reforms now matter how unpopular.” Dumaguete City’s Independence Day speaker Dr. Efren Padilla, an Urban Planner and Full Professor at California […].....»»

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The Real Meaning of Freedom

There’s a monumental event looming on this country’s horizon. It calls on us to remember the bravery of our heroes who fought for the freedom of our country, who sacrificed their lives for our liberty. It acknowledges that 120 years since we obtained our Independence, our journey as a nation is still long and we [...] The post The Real Meaning of Freedom appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Board Member: Freedom a Continuing Struggle

The freedom our forefathers have fought for is a continuing struggle, Negros Occidental Board Member Valentino Miguel Alonso said. In a program commemorating the 120th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence, he said the present generation needs to be reminded of the struggle Katipuneros still continues until today. Speaking before a crowd from private […].....»»

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Protester arrested for interrupting Duterte s Independence Day speech

MANILA, Philippines – A man was arrested for interrupting the Independence Day speech of President Rodrigo Duterte in Kawit, Cavite. Francis Rafael, a 20-year-old protester, was collared by cops on Tuesday, June 12, after he shouted "Huwad na kalayaan!" (False freedom!) as Duterte delivered his speech on the historic balcony of Emilio Aguinaldo's house . "The ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Independence Day celebrations ring of pride, love for freedom - Manila Bulletin

Independence Day celebrations ring of pride, love for freedom - Manila Bulletin.....»»

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Freedom is fake without justice, Tagle says on Philippine Independence Day

“Freedom is fake if justice is being toyed at. We repeat: Destruction of life is against the will of God. Killing is not the solution to personal and societal problems,” Tagle said in Filipino......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

9 held for heckling DU30 speech

NINE persons, mostly teenagers, were held by the police for disturbing President Duterte’s speech during the 120th Independence Day rites at the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite, yesterday morning. A game President Duterte listened as the protesters heckled him, saying it is part of their exercise of their freedom of….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Independence Day message from E. Visayas: Preserve freedom

TACLOBAN CITY - Local governments in Eastern Visayas observed the 120th Independence Day commemoration with the same message -- preserve freedom. Tacloban City Mayor Cristina Romualdez led in the commemoration, which was also to celebrate Tacloban's 65th anniversary as a Charter City, at the city's Plaza Rizal. "Let's work together for the good of the city to repay the sacrifices of our forebears," Romualdez said. Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla led a separate Independence Day program at the provincial capital grounds. He said one way of preserving the country's independence "is for all Filipinos to remain united," adding that poverty could also be addressed by worki...Keep on reading: Independence Day message from E. Visayas: Preserve freedom.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Duterte’s Independence Day promise: Freedom from illegal drugs

KAWIT, Cavite -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he will continue to "destroy" the drug apparatus to free the country from the problem of illegal drugs. Duterte said it "has become a very serious problem," so he warned anew that his brutal war against narcotics would be unrelenting. "Drugs will destroy my country. Do not do it because I will destroy you, literally," he said in his 120th Independence Day speech here. "You know, kung gusto ninyo talagang marinig, huwag mong sirain ang bayan ko kasi papatayin talaga kita (do not destroy my people because I'm really going to kill you)," he added. The President said many lives have been destroyed, so he will continue to ...Keep on reading: Duterte’s Independence Day promise: Freedom from illegal drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Sotto on Independence Day 2018: PH should focus on independence from drugs

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – As the Philippines celebrates its 120th Independence Day, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said the country should focus on the "real" problem of illegal drugs. Sotto said this when asked by Rappler for his Independence Day message on Tuesday, June 12. “Drug dependency is the real scourge ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Cardinal Tagle hits fake freedom on Independence Day 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle criticized "fake freedom" brought about by killings and other injustices, as the Philippines marked its 120th Independence Day on Tuesday, June 12. "Huwad ang kalayaan kapag pinaglalaruan ang katarungan. Inuulit po natin: Taliwas sa kalooban ng Diyos ang ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

'RP612fic: Netizens imagine PH heroes on Independence Day 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Remember the trend of imagining how Philippine heroes would act or what they would say  in today's modern world? The viral hashtag #RP612fic, which means "Republic of the Philippines June 12 fiction," made a comeback on Tuesday, June 12, as the country celebrated its 120th Independence Day. The hashtag was among Twitter's Philippine trending topics on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

VP Robredo: PHL freedom seems to be in danger again

The Philippines’ hard-earned freedom seems to be threatened by human rights  violations and territorial affronts, Vice President Leni Robredo said Tuesday as the country marked its 120th Independence Day. Source link link: VP Robredo: PHL freedom seems to be in danger again.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

PH independence faces ‘ a lot of danger’ — Robredo

PHILIPPINE Independence is “facing a lot of danger,” Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo said on Tuesday to mark its 120th anniversary of liberation from Spanish colonizers. Robredo said that the while the country survived two more colonizers — Americans and the Japanese — World War 2 and Martial law, the fight to preserve freedom was not yet [...] The post PH independence faces ‘ a lot of danger’ — Robredo appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

For leftists, it’s ‘INDIpendence Day’

MILITANT groups in Iloilo mark the 120th Independence Day today, June 12, 2018, by staging a protest dubbed “INDIpendence” as a show of opposition to China’s alleged encroachment in the West Philippine Sea. A play on the Hiligaynon word “indi” which means “no,” the protest at Plazoleta Gay in downtown Iloilo City dramatizes calls for […] The post For leftists, it’s ‘INDIpendence Day’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018