IN PHOTOS: Ruling PDP-Laban celebrates 36th anniversary

MANILA, Philippines – The ruling PDP-Laban celebrated its 36th anniversary at a posh Makati hotel on Tuesday, February 27. According to photo releases from the House of Representatives, the event was led by party president Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, party secretary-general House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, and party vice chairman ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerFeb 27th, 2018

Ruling party marks 36th year

SENATE President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, President of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban), led the celebration of the ruling party’s 36th anniversary attended by some of the country’s highest officials.? Pimentel, along with House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, the Party’s Secretary General and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Pimentel: Nothing wrong with PDP-Laban ties with China s Communist Party

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III defended PDP-Laban's cozying up to the Communist Party of China, following the CPC's presence at the 36th anniversary of the Philippines' ruling party . Pimentel, PDP-Laban president, said it was a "joint celebration" because it coincided with the first anniversary of the cooperation agreement between the two ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: PDP-Laban celebrates victory as ruling party

IN PHOTOS: PDP-Laban celebrates victory as ruling party.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2016

LP to PDP-Laban: Why are you celebrating your anniversary with Chinese officials?

Does the Philippines' ruling party, founded as a bastion for democracy and nationalism during a dictatorship, not see anything wrong with marking its anniversary by wining and dining officials of a foreign government that has been aggressively encroaching upon Philippine territory?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Alvarez to ask Duterte to include Aguirre in 2019 senatorial ticket

Speaking at the 81st founding anniversary program of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Alvarez said Aguirre deserved a spot in the senatorial lineup of the ruling PDP-Laban party chaired by.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Star Magic celebrates 25th anniversary on 'ASAP'

IN PHOTOS: Star Magic celebrates 25th anniversary on 'ASAP'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

IN PHOTOS: PH military celebrates 81st anniversary

IN PHOTOS: PH military celebrates 81st anniversary.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2016

IN PHOTOS: Reese Witherspoon celebrates 'Legally Blonde' 15th anniversary

MANILA, Philippines – Legally Blonde celebrated its 15th anniversary on July 13, and Reese Witherspoon (aka sorority sister and certified lawyer Elle Woods) posted a series of videos and photos for the occassion. From a video of the iconic "bend.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2016

PDP-Laban offers to help improve PH-North Korea ties

MANILA, Philippines – Following the recent summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) offered its help to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to improve ties between the Philippines and North Korea. In a statement on Saturday, June 16, Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, who is PDP-Laban national ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Traffic advisory for Independence Day 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Transportation officials announced traffic advisories for Tuesday, June 12, when the Philippines celebrates the 120th anniversary of its Independence Day. Some local governments have also announced traffic rerouting schemes. Metro Manila Since Independence Day is a regular non-working holiday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority is lifting the number ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Manila Concert Choir Presents Independence Day Concert

Watch the Manila Concert Choir (MCC), led by Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones, in “Lahi: Kultura, Musika, Atbp.” on June 10, Sunday at 7 pm at the GSIS Theater, Pasay City. “Lahi: Kultura, Musika, Atbp.” is a concert that commemorates the 120th Philippine Independence Day and celebrates the MCC’s 67th anniversary this […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

SM Group celebrates its 60th anniversary

MANILA, Philippines — You probably know that Henry Sy started SM as a shoe store, but their full history has even humbler beginnings. The business magnate, now the Philippines’ richest man, was born to a poor family. His determination to make it big stemmed from a dream of a better life for his ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Emotional Vice Ganda still gets laughs

Gandang Gabi Vice, on its seventh anniversary celebration, launched four new segments in “GGV PInakamasaya TO! The 7th Anniversary Special.” On Sunday, its host Vice Ganda himself took the hot seat and tried out the show’s newest segment “Tanong Mo, Mukha Mo” with King of Talk Boy Abunda as guest host. Various photos of people […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

‘No free zone for PDP-Laban in Iloilo’

GOVERNOR Arthur Defensor Sr. said the “free zone policy” is out of the question in Iloilo province for the 2019 midterm elections, at least in the case of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban). Defensor made the statement after meeting House Speaker and PDP-Laban secretary general Pantaleon Alvarez last week to ask about […] The post ‘No free zone for PDP-Laban in Iloilo’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Mabusao mayor mum on PDP-Laban appointment

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Mayor Leodegario Labao Jr. of Mambusao, Capiz has no comment on reports that he has been appointed as provincial chair of the ruling PDP-Laban party. “No comment yet as to my appointment as chair in Capiz,” is what Labao told The Daily Guardian in an interview. While he did not elaborate […] The post Mabusao mayor mum on PDP-Laban appointment appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Eduard Folayang and his familiar path to glory

Eduard Folayang has been here before. Back in 2014, after racking up back-to-back wins in in a span of half a year, the Team Lakay star was slowly building a name for himself as a top-tier contender in ONE Championship’s lightweight division. A third straight win would have possibly put him in the title picture. And then, he ran into Russian Timofey Nastyukhin. A sequence that will forever be burned in the minds of Filipino MMA fans, Nasytukhin dropped Folayang with a well-timed flying knee to the jaw, and then finished it off with a crushing soccer kick, back when soccer kicks were allowed. While it wasn’t Folayang’s first stoppage loss, it was arguably his most violent to date. The Filipino MMA star lay motionless in front of a Filipino crowd at the Mall of Asia Arena. It took Folayang over a year before he made his return, a decision win over Tetsuya Yamada. That win would set Folayang on his path to the ONE Lightweight Word Championship, one of the most celebrated stories in MMA in the past couple of years. Roughly three years removed since his knockout loss to Nastyukhin at the Mall of Asia Arena, it would seem like a cruel repetition of history, as Folayang would once again find himself staring up at the MoA Arena lights in late 2017. Folayang, a single day away from celebrating his one-year anniversary of being a ONE world champion, saw his spot at the top of the lightweight division taken away with one, well-timed overhand right, courtesy of Martin Nguyen. Nguyen made history that night at the expense of Folayang, becoming ONE Championship’s first ever two-division world champion. For the Pinoy MMA hero, it was another setback, not unlike the many he’s faced through the course of his career.   The Road to Redemption No matter what other people said, those who knew him knew he’d be back, and one of those whose believe never wavered was that of ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, saying that this is just the start of Folayang's journey.  So finally, when it was announced that Folayang would indeed be coming back to the cage, it was a big deal. Immediately, it was clear that redemption was on the former champion’s mind. “Yun naman ang nagpapa-sarap sa isang life story, yung paano ka mag-rise after you fall, and it adds a lot of spices sa life if ganun ulit yung mangyayari, although syempre may different versions yung story ng bawat isa sa atin, and I’m still looking forward on my redemption in this upcoming fight.” Folayang said. Folayang’s return was set for May, in one of the most-stacked ONE cards of the year, and even with three world title bouts featuring the biggest ONE Championship stars also on the card, Filipino fight fans’ eyes were on Folayang’s highly-anticipated return.   Parallel Experiences With 25 professional bouts under his belt, Eduard Folayang isn’t new to the game, by any means. From fighting in front of small crowds to main eventing a packed Singapore Indoor Stadium for the world title, Folayang has seen it all and done it all, that’s why pre-fight jitters isn’t expected to be an issue for a fighter the caliber and experience of ‘The Landslide.’ And while it wasn’t so much as jitters, Folayang admits that he had a lot going through his head in the days leading up to his comeback fight. “Yung siguro sa akin lang, andaming pumapasok sa isipan ko, hindi mo maiiwasan yung mga ‘what ifs’ mga paano kung natalo ulit ako dito, ganun,” Folayang told ABS-CBN Sports. Having already been in this situation before, Folayang added that it was indeed a big help being able to look back at a parallel experience. “Oo naman, nakatulong, kasi looking back noong 2014, nung na-knockout din ako kay Timofey, tapos yung same feeling nung kakalabanin ko ulit nung 2016 si Tetsuya Yamada, andaming tumatakbo sa utak, mas lalo na since naging champion ako, syempre hindi mawawala yung expectations ng tao and andyan na yung mga bashers e, naka-ready na sila. So the best thing to do is dapat maging mentally strong and accurate sa pagpapatupad ng gameplan para manalo.” And implement a gameplan successfully, he did.   The Comeback Against an undefeated grappler in Russian Kharun Atlangeriev, Folayang was visibily patient and picked his shots while shrugging off takedown attempts to earn the unanimous decision win. “Yun yung isa sa mga nakita ko na parang naging cautious ako, siguro yung thinking na talagang parang masyadong worth yung game, as much as possible talaga, hindi mo na iniisip na maging fancy  yung fight, mas nananaig yung goal mo na manalo.” Folayang said of his performance against Atlangeriev. “Siguro yun yung isa sa mga pinaka-reason kung bakit medyo naging conservative yung approach ko sa fight, at saka napansin ko din, although gusto ko mag-all out, very passive yung kalaban eh, hindi mo alam kung ano yung iniisip niya, yun din yung isa sa mga naging reason.” Folayang went on record and gave himself a three out of five rating in his comeback fight. While ultimately he was happy with the result, the Baguio City native believes that he could have done way more, and that’s what he intends to do in the future. “Masaya, although sa akin I believe I can do much better, syempre ngayon comeback fight kasi kaya andyan palagi yung pressure, the more we learn a lot of lessons, the more na magiging maganda yung adjustment natin for the upcoming bouts na dadating.” Step one of the comeback was complete.   Second Shot at Glory And again, Eduard Folayang finds himself on the comeback trail. The 34-year old Team Lakay star has successfully bounced back from a loss, but arguably more important now is what lies ahead. With the win, Folayang is on his way, if not already back in the title picture, and if you ask him, he’ll be the first to tell you that he’s ready to get back what was once his. “Parang more na na-boost yung desire ulit para makabalik dun sa nawala sa atin, and hopefully this year, magkaroon ulit ng opportunity para maka-laban for the title.” Fueling the fire even more for Folayang is the fact that after seeing Nguyen’s last two bouts - a unanimous decision loss to ONE Bantamweight World champion Bibiano Fernandes and a split decision win over Christian Lee - he feels he can perform better if given a second go-around. “Especially after panoorin yung last two fights nung tumalo sa akin, parang nasasayangan ba. Feeling ko talaga, mas deserving na ako yung nakahawak, parang ganun yung pakiramdam ko.” Folayang shared. “Parang I could have done better kung hindi lang ako naging careless on one point, and kung na-oversee ko lang talaga na yung strength ko, dun ako papasukin.” While only time will tell whether or not Folayang does get a shot at the title again, whether a rematch or be it against someone else, the former champ is certain that he’s still in this, and he’s hungrier than ever for another taste of glory. “Malakas pa rin eh [yung hunger], it’s just a matter of paano natin alagaan yung career natin, yung health natin, iba kasi, yun din yung kagandahan ng mixed martial arts eh, the more na pumupunta yung age mo, the more na mas nagiging cautious ka, hindi na lang puro lakas yung ilalaban mo kundi parang nagiging wiser ka na din sa approach mo.” “I think yung hunger ko andun parin, I’m still hungry.” Folayang adds. When it’s all said and done, Folayang won’t be happy with just being at the top once and then crashing down after. For the Team Lakay star, there are still chapters to be written as he begins what is hopefully another run towards the pinnacle of the sport. “Yun naman yung gusto natin, hindi yung natapos na yung end ng chapter ng story natin, kundi may mga magaganda and exciting stories pa na maisusulat in that book.” After all, “multi-time world champion” Eduard Folayang has better ring to it, no? “Yun yung gusto natin, mas magandang pakinggan.” Eduard Folayang’s been here before, and if you’ve been paying attention, you know that this is just the start of great things to come......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

MSI-ECS Philippines, Inc. celebrates 20th anniversary in the ICT community

Bringing success and excellence in the ICT community By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer From a small entity with a pool of 50 personnel, MSI-ECS Philippines, Inc. has evolved into a powerhouse in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) distribution business with over 800 employees. As the largest ICT distributor in the country today, […] The post MSI-ECS Philippines, Inc. celebrates 20th anniversary in the ICT community appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Misamis Oriental Rural Electric Service Cooperative: The Pioneer Electric Cooperative of the Philippines celebrates 50th Golden Anniversary

The Misamis Oriental Rural Electric Service Cooperative (MORESCO-1) is celebrating its 50th “Golden” Anniversary this month with a three day festival at its corporate headquarters in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental. When former Vice President and Senator Emmanuel Pelaez sponsored Republic Act 2717 (Electrification Administration Act of 1960) he became known as the “Father of the Philippine Rural Electrification and Missionary Electrification Program.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Show proof of vote buying, DILG pressed

The ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) will investigate its members who committed electioneering and other violations of the election law during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls on Monday. But the party president, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, said the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) must provide evidence against the officials. "If the DILG gives us the evidence, [we will investigate]. We have no feedback as of now," Pimentel told reporters on Tuesday. Opposition lawmakers in the House of Representatives also challenged the DILG to substantiate the claim of Undersecretary Martin Dio that congressmen...Keep on reading: Show proof of vote buying, DILG pressed.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Israel celebrates its 70th Independence Day; 60th anniversary of Israel, PHL Friendship treaty

The Israel Embassy to the Philippines was in a festive mood on Thursday as they celebrate Israel’s 70th Independence Day the 60th anniversary of the Philippine-Israel Friendship Treaty. Guests troopedThe post Israel celebrates its 70th Independence Day; 60th anniversary of Israel, PHL Friendship treaty appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018