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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: rappler rapplerJan 14th, 2018

Claudia Barretto and Juliana Gomez Got Selfies With Brooklyn Beckham

Last night, a small crowd(or maybe big, what do we even use as scale?) formed at Bonifacio High Street as Brooklyn Beckham dropped by the Bench Flagship Store. As people cheered and took photos of him, our local celebrities were also excited to meet the brand's newest ambassador. Inside the store, guests were treated to a shopping party filled with upbeat music and samples from the newly-opened Bench Caf. What stood out for me was thesisigwrap with tangy calamansi foam and the pandanmojito---both of which had unexpected tastes. (Note to self: Come back to try more dishes.)Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres-Gomez were some of the many people who were sipping on cocktails and trying the snac...Keep on reading: Claudia Barretto and Juliana Gomez Got Selfies With Brooklyn Beckham.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

In Focus: 9 Local Celebs And Their Hollywood Doppelgangers

We're seeing ghostly doubles!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

LOOK: Paris Jackson is Penshoppe s newest endorser

MANILA, Philippines – Paris Jackson is the latest international celebrity to endorse Penshoppe as she takes centerstage in the local brand’s pre-holiday 2018 campaign. As part of the campaign, the actress and model appears in a video and a series of photos wearing the brand's newest collection, which is characterized by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

LOOK: Brooklyn Beckham shoots Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner for magazine

Brooklyn Beckham is no stranger to being a cover star. However, his latest milestone is a magazine cover--this time as the man behind the camera. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Metro Manila prepares for the ‘Big One’

MANILA, Philippines – The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) held its fourth Metro Manila-wide earthquake drill after sending a text blast an hour before the drill's start time at 1 pm on Thursday, July 19. Dubbed the #MMShakeDrill, local government units, private companies, and individuals performed their response protocols for "The Big One," a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Erica Paredes introduces ‘kamayan’ style, boodle fight to Europeans

The daughter of veteran musician Jim Paredes introduced the local version of a boodle fight to a group of people in France and it was warmly received. Erica Paredes, now a chef based in France, shared photos of how she entertained foreigners with the “kamayan” style of eating in an open dinner at her house. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

One Beat, One Dance for Kalamay Festival

Text and photos by: Bombette G. Marin SAN ENRIQUE, Iloilo is celebrating Kalamay Festival on July 8-14, 2018. The festival is a celebration of the town’s sugarcane farming and the production of raw sugar as well as the impact of the sugar industry to the town for almost 40 years. The mingling elements of local religious, […] The post One Beat, One Dance for Kalamay Festival appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Biray Paraw Festival of Leganes

Text & photos by: Nessa Rose Acosta-Libo-on THE Municipality of Leganes, Iloilo held the 12th Biray Paraw Festival last June 22-24, 2018 with the theme” Championing our Biodiversity”. Paraw is a local sail boat with two outriggers and two sails which is unique to the Philippines. To this day, Ilonggos still use the paraw as […] The post Biray Paraw Festival of Leganes appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Millennials help promote Davao ‘third wave’ coffee shops thru social media posts

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 July) – Millennials posting photos of their favorite coffee drink on social media have helped promote the so-called “coffee culture” in Davao Region, resulting in the rise of “third wave” coffee shops here and the surge of demand for high quality “specialty coffee” beans grown by local farmers. In an […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Rose practicing patience, perspective in the majors

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Justin Rose was coming up on 15 years as a pro and still didn't have a major. What he found was perspective. "Between 30 and 40, that's going to be my opportunity to go really out and get things done," Rose said. "That's 40 major championships. I'm going to create chances with those 40. I'm going to be on leaderboards." More than getting into weekend conditions, however, was realizing that it wasn't always going to work out. It was OK to fail. That was the secret to playing so well under pressure at Merion, where he broke through in the 2013 U.S. Open. "I think what happened to me at Merion, I also realized I'm going to win majors, and I'm also going to lose majors," he said. "You can't skip through your career without one or two slipping through the net. It's a byproduct of being on the leaderboard that those things happen. So I wasn't scared of losing, and that helped me win my first major championship. I wasn't shying away from the pressure of trying to win my first major." Rose had top 10s in the majors, but he didn't have a lot of chances in his 20s. The lone exception was 2007 at the Masters, where he started the final round one shot out of the lead, closed with a 73 and finished three shots back. Since his victory at Merion, he played in the final group at the 2015 Masters and couldn't make up any ground on Jordan Spieth's four-shot lead, and he lost a two-shot lead on the back nine in the 2017 Masters before losing in a playoff to Sergio Garcia. He also started three back on the final day at St. Andrews in 2015. "Ideally in your career, you grasp more than slip away, right?" he said. "But it's a byproduct of being a good player and being on the leaderboard that both things are going to happen." The message applies to Rickie Fowler, who finished one shot behind Patrick Reed at the Masters. Fowler also had a share of the lead on the back nine at Valhalla in the 2014 PGA Championship, and he played in the final group at two majors that same year. A year ago at the U.S. Open, Fowler started the final round two shots behind. "He's creating those opportunities," Rose said. "He played plenty well enough at the Masters that it could have been his year. He will let one or two go in the future. He's going to be on the leaderboard for a long, long time, and I'm sure things are going to line up for him more than once." ___ WEDDING BELLS Rickie Fowler was lugging around something and it was high time he got rid of it. So he asked girlfriend Allison Stokke to marry him while they were on a Long Island beach. "There was nothing planned out," Fowler said Wednesday, four days after he and Stokke, a former track and field athlete at Cal, got engaged. "I just really didn't want to carry the ring around any longer." That comment drew hearty laughter at a news conference for the U.S. Open. "So it worked out perfectly," he added. "We kept things very, very casual. And like I said, I didn't have anything planned out. ... I didn't want to have to keep toting that thing around for that long." Fowler got traditional, getting down on his knees to ask for her hand in marriage. Waves broke against the shore just behind the couple as Fowler's friend and PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas snapped photos. ___ PEBBLES IN THE SAND The USGA has a local rule for Shinnecock Hills in this U.S. Open that allows players to remove stones and pebbles from bunkers without penalty. Phil Mickelson could have used that 14 years ago. Tied for the lead with two holes to play, Mickelson made double bogey from the bunker on the 17th hole and finished two behind Retief Goosen. Mickelson never talked about the bunker shot after his round, but Fred Funk revealed what happened in a 2014 interview. There was a small rock under his ball. "We didn't know the rock was there, but you could hear it," said Funk, who played with Mickelson in the final round. "Phil showed me his pitching wedge. But he never said anything about it (to the media)." Mickelson's shot ran out about 5 or 6 feet above the hole. The bigger problem was running the putt by 4 feet and missing the comebacker. Funk thought small rocks could be removed as long as the player could see it, though the USGA confirmed the local rule was not in effect in 2004. ___ ALL-AMERICAN This year's U.S. Open will be a chance to celebrate the state of golf in the country. Americans hold all four of golf's major trophies for the first time since 2004. Patrick Reed won the Masters this year, joining PGA champion Justin Thomas, British Open champion Jordan Spieth and last year's U.S. Open winner, Brooks Koepka. The last time that happened was 2004, when Phil Mickelson won his first major. At the time, Jim Furyk (U.S. Open), Ben Curtis (British) and Shaun Micheel were the reigning champions. But it's not just the majors. The United States also won the most recent Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup, Solheim Cup and Walker Cup. Rory McIlroy, who hopes to end the streak, attributed it to golf going in cycles. And he said some of the credit goes to Tiger Woods. "European golf was very healthy a few years ago for a long time," he said. "It seemed every major, someone from the island of Ireland turned up to, we were winning it. It doesn't seem that long ago. But the great young players from this country, they're playing well. They have probably a couple of guys, but one in particular that they try to emulate who's back out here playing, and he's become a friend of theirs. "I think that's been a huge part of all this," he said. "A lot of these guys have gotten to know Tiger. And being able to say, 'OK, this is what he does, and we might not be able to achieve everything that he has, but you can at least try to do that.' I think that's been a huge thing for Ryder Cups and Presidents Cups, and them as individuals." ___ AP Sports Writers Barry Wilner and Jimmy Golen contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Employee caught resting bare feet on donut crate; company commits to take action

Photos of a donut shop employee resting her bare feet on a crate containing donuts made the rounds in social media over the weekend --- a spectacle that was, for most of the netizens, seemed quite disturbing. The netizen, a certain Alfred, took to Twitter last Saturday, June 9, to share photos of the unnamed female employee who was sitting behind the counter of a local Mister Donut branch. The branch was not named, but the pictures showed the employee sitting on her chair while resting her feet on top of an open container-drawer of donuts, as she texted away on her phone. Despite the nature of the image, the netizen still managed to make light of the situation, as the netizen wrote,...Keep on reading: Employee caught resting bare feet on donut crate; company commits to take action.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Hope Solo says don t vote for US World Cup bid

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — A World Cup winner and Olympic champion with the United States, Hope Solo now wants her country to lose one of its biggest soccer contests: FIFA's vote on the 2026 World Cup host. "I can't say it should be awarded to Morocco," Solo told The Associated Press. "But I don't think it should go to the United States, and that's hard to say." Concerns about the financial dealings of the United States Soccer Federation and the closed men's league system led Solo to that conclusion. By choosing to actively campaign against the U.S.-led North America bid, Solo risks alienating herself further from the soccer community in her homeland. The bid leadership was exasperated when informed Solo was undermining their efforts heading into Wednesday's vote, dismissing her criticism of the governance of soccer but declining to go on the record in detail. This is not an isolated eruption against U.S. Soccer. Solo has reason to be disgruntled. After 202 international appearances — a record for an American goalkeeper — Solo was fired over an outburst at the 2016 Olympics against the opposition and a series of off-the-field controversies. In an attempt to take control of the organization that ostracized her, Solo ran for the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) presidency in February. There was a resounding verdict: Solo garnered only 1.4 percent of the vote to finish last out of five candidates. Solo still wants to be heard to try to secure equal pay and equal treatment for the U.S. women's team, and force Major League Soccer to open up the closed competition. Her gripes provide a counterpoint to the loyal championing of the American World Cup bid by David Beckham in a video released by MLS, where the former England captain is launching a team in Miami. That is only possible because Beckham secured a cut-price deal for an expansion franchise as part of his contract to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy. "That is not helping the sport in America," Solo said. "I want to see promotion-relegation in the NASL and the MLS. Right now it's true, you have rich ownership groups owning MLS teams and they're only getting richer and they're alienating everybody else. "A new ownership group can't just come in and purchase a team even though they have the financial security, even though they have the commitment. It's controlled by those single individuals at Soccer United Marketing, MLS in particular, (Commissioner) Don Garber." FIFA's statutes enshrine the principle of a system of promotion and relegation in domestic competitions to ensure participation "shall depend principally on sporting merit." The regulations then say that qualification can be subject to other criteria including "financial considerations." MLS stridently defended itself against Solo's criticism, saying team owners have invested more than $3 billion in stadium and training facilities to grow the sport because it's a closed league. "The structure that we have has given owners certainty to make that type of investment," MLS President and Deputy Commissioner Mark Abbott told the AP. "Had we had a system of promotion and relegation it would not have been possible to generate that level of investment from owners, local communities or private banks that help to fund some of these facilities." Solo also questioned Garber's role overseeing MLS and Soccer United Marketing, which is the exclusive marketing partner of U.S. Soccer, while also sitting on the USSF board. "There are too many conflicts of interest that need to be addressed immediately," Solo said. Garber represents MLS on the U.S. Soccer board but recuses himself from discussions about the "sanctioning of other professional leagues in the U.S.," Abbott responded on behalf of the commissioner. Turning on the USSF, Solo said the organization lacks integrity and highlights the absence of an independent ethics committee, which FIFA has. She also filed a claim with the U.S. Olympic Committee, saying the USSF violates a law that offers protections for athletes, alleging improper conditions for soccer players. "If you're an Olympic sport, your national governing body, every NGB has an obligation to give resources and funds to all of its members, not just professional and amateur players or Paralympic team women's teams or youth teams," Solo said. "But what U.S. Soccer does is they give the money directly to the pro teams. So it's in violation of the Ted Stevens Act and I have a hearing in a couple weeks in front of the Olympic Committee. "I also met with Congress members recently. I went to Capitol Hill, met with Republicans and Democrats, and there's a lot of interest to make sure that U.S. Soccer is an organization that actually is run transparently, has integrity and is an open and honest national governing body." Up to 207 soccer federations will vote next Wednesday in Moscow on whether North America or Morocco should host the 2026 World Cup, or the bidding should be reopened by choosing "none of the above." In FIFA's inspections report, North America's bid, which includes Canada and Mexico as minority partners, scored 402 out of 500, while Morocco was marked 275 in part due to a lack of infrastructure. "Hopefully FIFA can stand up and step in and say, 'If we're going to reward you, let's look at everything and point out where you can fix certain things,'" Solo said. Her call for greater transparency from the USSF came after speaking at the London launch conference for the Foundation for Sports Integrity, which has one named official who would not disclose the source of funding for the group or who paid to hire lavish facilities at a Four Seasons hotel. "I want to put my faith and trust in people," Solo said. "Who's funding it? That's no different from the way a lot of organizations are run.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Batang Gilas stars Padrigao, Cortez to join BWB Asia Camp in India

NBA press release NEW YORK, MIES, MUMBAI – The National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) today announced the top 66 boys and girls from 16 countries and territories who will participate in the 10th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Asia. BWB Asia 2018 will be held May 30 – June 2 at The NBA Academy India in Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), marking the second time that the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program will be held in India. Nike will serve as the official partner. Corey Brewer (Oklahoma City Thunder; U.S.), Caris LeVert (Brooklyn Nets; U.S.), Kelly Olynyk (Miami Heat; Canada; BWB Americas 2009), Dwight Powell (Dallas Mavericks; Canada), two-time WNBA Champion Ruth Riley, and former WNBA player Ebony Hoffman will coach the top high school age campers from throughout the Asia-Pacific region. BWB Asia 2018 will feature two current prospects from NBA Academies, the league’s signature elite player development initiative that consists of a network of elite basketball training centers around the world for top male and female prospects from outside the U.S. Since October 2016, NBA Academies have been launched in Canberra, Australia; Jinan, Urumqi and Zhuji, China; Delhi NCR, India; Mexico City, Mexico; and Thies, Senegal. Players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities on and off the court, including movement efficiency, positional skill development, shooting and skills competitions, 5-on-5 games, and daily life skills seminars focusing on health, leadership and communication. One boy and one girl will be named BWB Asia 2018 MVPs at the conclusion of the four-day camp. BWB Asia 2018 will be preceded by a basketball development camp May 27 – 29 for the 18 female prospects from throughout India as part of The NBA Academies Women’s Program. 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame member Jennifer Azzi, Riley and former college coach Blair Hardiek – the global technical directors for women’s programming across the league’s seven academies – will oversee the camp. BWB Asia 2018 and The NBA Academies Women’s Program camp will also include a variety of NBA Cares and Jr. NBA community outreach efforts with youth in New Delhi in partnership with local community organizations, including basketball clinics for more than 150 youth from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program and the NBA Basketball Schools in New Delhi. These programs will highlight the power of sport to promote cultural understanding while teaching the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle and the values of the game, including teamwork, respect, determination and community. Current NBA assistant coaches Bret Brielmaier (Nets), Darvin Ham (Atlanta Hawks), Ryan Saunders (Minnesota Timberwolves), and Mike Wells (Utah Jazz) will also serve as BWB Asia 2018 coaches. Patrick Hunt (President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches; Australia) will be the camp director. Casey Smith (Mavericks) will serve as the camp’s athletic trainer. Nike, a BWB global partner since 2002, will outfit the campers and coaches with Nike apparel and footwear. BWB has reached more than 3,190 participants from 127 countries and territories since 2001, with more than 50 former campers drafted into the NBA or signed as free agents. A record 24 former BWB campers were on opening-night rosters for the 2017-18 season. The NBA and FIBA have staged 53 BWB camps in 33 cities across 27 countries on six continents. More than 250 current and former NBA, WNBA and FIBA players have joined more than 200 NBA team personnel from all 30 NBA teams to support BWB across the world. BWB Asia was previously held in India in 2008. The NBA Academy India, an elite basketball training center in Delhi NCR for the top male and female prospects from throughout India and the first of its kind in the country, officially opened in May 2017 and builds on the NBA’s existing basketball and youth development initiatives in India. The Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program has reached more than 6 million youth and trained more than 5,000 physical education instructors nationwide since its launch in 2013. In April 2017, the NBA launched The NBA Basketball School, a network of tuition-based basketball development programs open to male and female players from outside the U.S. ages 6-18. NBA Basketball Schools have been launched in Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune and Punjab as part of a multiyear agreement with India On Track (IOT), one of India’s leading sports management, marketing and development companies. NBA Champion Kevin Durant became the first active NBA player to visit The NBA Academy India in July 2017. Follow BWB using the hashtag #BWBAsia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow The NBA Academies Women’s Program using the hashtag #NBAAcademy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Find out more about NBA Academies at nbaacademy.nba.com and on Instagram (nbaacademy). Additional 2018 BWB camps in Serbia and South Africa will be announced at a later date. The following is a complete list of players participating in the 10th BWB Asia camp (rosters are subject to change): Girls Boys *Current NBA Academies Prospect **NBA Academies Women’s Program Participant.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

2018 Isuzu mu-X RZ4E Blue Power: Small high-output engine with frugal fuel economy figures? Check.

Story and photos by Jacob Oliva ADDING options for car-buyers is a great move for a brand, as it gives the consumers choices that will fit to their wants and needs. Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) recognizes that and brings in the mu-X 1.9 RZ4E to the local showrooms. Its arrival came just in time, as […] The post 2018 Isuzu mu-X RZ4E Blue Power: Small high-output engine with frugal fuel economy figures? Check. appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018
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Exhibit features timeless bond between humans, animals

Loila, a scavenger at a public cemetery in Pasay City, nearly lost the dog she treated "like a daughter," Ating, to a cancerous tumor in 2015. Today, a snapshot of Loila with a healthy, cancer-free Ating licking her face is one of several photos capturing the timeless bond between humans and animals that are on display at a Makati City coffee shop. The photo installation titled "Dog Tales" was launched on April 26 by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta), in partnership with Local Edition Coffee and Tea, a caf and art space. The exhibit which will run until May 24 features just a few of the thousands of dogs and cats Peta has helped since 2015 through its Kapon/...Keep on reading: Exhibit features timeless bond between humans, animals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2018

Hot Stuff: These Celebs Are Enjoying The Summer Without Going Far From Our Very Own Beaches!

Here goes your favorite celebrities coming to your rescue with the best north-to-south local destination options, whether you’re into beaches or going through adventures......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Brooklyn Beckham Seen Kissing a Girl…And It’s Not Chloë Grace Moretz

Over the weekend, Brooklyn Beckham was seen getting cozy with another woman,confirming his split with actress Chlo Grace Moretz who he dated on and off. Last Saturday, Brooklyn was spotted at Hideaway at Suite X tattoo parlor in LA with model Lexi Woods who kept him company as he got a new tattoo. At some point, they shared a smooch. Which of course came as a surprise for all of us! Chlo and Brooklyn have not been spotted together for the past few weeks. Their last post on Instagram was last Valentine's Day for Brooklyn and a birthday greeting from Chlo last March which had the caption, "Never stop smiling, I love you, Happy Birthday Brooklyn." I guess there's a ...Keep on reading: Brooklyn Beckham Seen Kissing a Girl…And It’s Not Chloë Grace Moretz.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Coleen Garcia s Happy Skin bridal shower

MANILA, Philippines – As she counts down the days to her wedding to singer Billy Crawford this April, actress Coleen Garcia was treated to another bridal shower, this time by local cosmetics company Happy Skin on Saturday, April 7. ( IN PHOTOS: Coleen Garcia's rose-filled bridal shower ) Coleen is one of the company's beauty ambassadors. The ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

Photos: Real-life crucifixion in Pampanga

MANILA, Philippines — Thousands of local and foreign visitors drove to Pampanga to witness the crucifixion of several men in a reenactment of Jesus Christ's.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 31st, 2018