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It s happening: Starbucks Philippines to offer the pumpkin spice latte

MANILA, Philippines – If you've been envious of friends abroad posting and raving about everyone's fall favorite, the pumpkin spice latte, envy no more.  Starbucks Philippines will be offering the stateside favorite for a limited time beginning October 25.  "Our signature espresso and milk are highlighted by flavor notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerOct 18th, 2018

Fall foliage map will help you plan out your leaf-peeping weekends in the US

The kids are back in school. The other day you spotted a lone, sad leaf browning at the edges at your feet. And Starbucks has released its Pumpkin Spice Latte. It's official: leaf-peeping season is once again upon us. For nature lovers in the United States who have a habit of missing optimum foliage viewings in their area, there's a fall foliage prediction map that can help you plan out your autumn weekends. Smokymountains.com collects data points from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, including past temperatures and forecast temperatures, along historic foliage trends. The data is then turned into an algorithm to project peak foliage viewing times. Thi...Keep on reading: Fall foliage map will help you plan out your leaf-peeping weekends in the US.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Manny Pacquiao says players involved in Gilas-Australia FIBA brawl should apologize

Eight-division boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao is no stranger to throwing punches on the biggest stages in the world.  That is, after all, what made him a household name all over the world.  The thirteen players involved in the ugly brawl that ensued during the Gilas Pilipinas versus Australia FIBA World Cup Qualifiers match at the Philippine Arena however, had no business throwing hands at all.  The fight, which of course went viral within minutes of happening, left four Australians and nine Filipinos ejected from what was an otherwise non-bearing game.  Australia went on to win, 89-53, by default, and the FIBA will be reviewing the incident and most likely, sanctions will be handed out.  When asked about the fiasco, Pacquiao said that the players involved should have done a better job of keeping their emotions in check, especially the boys in blue, being that the Philippines was the host for the night.  "Para sa akin, tayo dapat ang mag-control sa sarili natin because tayo ang host eh." Pacquiao told ABS-CBN News' Dyan Castillejo. "Kumbaga, dapat ipakita natin yung magandang, yung passion natin para sa kanila, yung pag-papakumbaba natin para makita ng buong mundo na mapag-kumbaba tayo." Pacquiao, who once owned a team and even played in the PBA, added that while the mounting tension in a very physical contest was understandable, it should not have escalated the way it did.  Instead of jumping in the melee, the other players should have tried to pacify the situaiton.  "Hindi naman natin maiiwasan yung mga ganung pang-yayari pero, yung ibang mga sumali, naki-gulo, dapat hindi na nangyari yun. Dapat between them lang, yung naglalaro, yung dalawang players, ang pangyayari. Dapat ang away nila, awatin nila." "Nakakahiya kasi host tayo eh." Pacquiao continued.  Sen @mannypacquiao ‘s insight re AUS vs PH “ dapat tayo ang magcontrol dahil tayo ang host, dapat ipakita natin ang passion at pagpapakumbaba. hindi naman maiiwasan ang mga ganyang gulo. #FIBA #PacquiaoMatthysse pic.twitter.com/WFfVEAUHmJ — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) July 3, 2018 While many have their opinions on Pacquiao in and out of the ring, one thing that can be said about the "Pambansang Kamao" is that he's always been gracious, whether in victory or defeat.  The boxing Hall of Famer and Philippine senator agreed that the players who figured in the physicality should offer up an apology.  "Yung mga players na naki-halo sa gulo, especially yung mga nasa bench lang na humalo, naki-gulo, ganun dapat." "Ang gulo, madali pasukan, anytime, pwede ka mag-hanap ng gulo. Ang problema dun, yung record mo, yung panglan natin." Sen @mannypacquiao thinks that the players involved should apologize. He adds “ ang gulo anytime madali yang pasukan, anytime pwede ka maghanap ng gulo pero ang importante dun ah ang record, ang pangalan natin. #FIBAWCQ #FIBAWC #PacquiaoMatthysse pic.twitter.com/6vqMhHb707 — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) July 3, 2018 A day after the incident, players involved such as NBA player Thon Maker and Gilas stars Japeth Aguilar, Andray Blatche, and Gabe Norwood have also offered apologies for the mess.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

At the new Starbucks Reserve bar, coffee and heritage blend together

MANILA, Philippines - The newly-opened Starbucks Reserve store at the Power Plant Mall isn’t just a regular coffee shop, it’s a theater for the best coffees the brand has to offer. Opened to coincide with Starbucks’ 20th anniversary in the country, the shop has some pretty sweet interiors. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

BEST OF 5 Part 4: LPU can thank cellphones for all of this

Read Part 1 of ABS-CBN Sports’ Best of 5 series on the LPU Pirates here. Read Part 2 of ABS-CBN Sports’ Best of 5 series on the LPU Pirates here. Read Part 3 of ABS-CBN Sports’ Best of 5 series on the LPU Pirates here. --- Topex Robinson has laid the groundwork, and it was finally time to build something in Lyceum of the Philippines University. Just like he had off-court, the always amiable mentor also had grand plans on-court for the Pirates. Having a plan is different from getting it done, however. “It was hard. I already had a vision of what I wanted my team to be and I made sure I articulated my vision,” he shared. “Obviously, getting people wasn’t easy, but if they know that you’re going to a direction, you would attract those people who shared my vision.” And so, slowly but surely, Robinson’s staff was being filled by the likes of Rommel Adducul, a former big-time professional player, and Jeff Perlas, a highly-esteemed assistant in coaching circles. In terms of players, however, still nothing much was going for the Intramuros-based squad. GAME-CHANGER Until one phone call. Robinson personally fetched CJ Perez from Ateneo de Manila University after the latter learned that his academic deficiencies would force him to sit out the season. Earlier that day, Perez called Robinson and told him all that was happening. Right then and there, the former had an offer for the latter. “When CJ left Ateneo, I gave him an opportunity with us, pero ang sabi ko, ‘You can go to any team.’ He said he wanted to play for me,” the head coach said. “I said, ‘Are you sure? Because all of the collegiate teams are gonna get you and gonna offer you anything you want.’ But he committed to us and I appreciate the trust he gave me.” PRODIGAL SON Indeed, LPU had one advantage all others didn’t – Robinson had long been a father figure to Perez as the two were formerly the faces of San Sebastian College-Recoletos for two years. “Isang beses, pinaisip (ni coach Topex) sa amin yung heroes namin tapos napapatingin ako sa kanya. Siya yung iniisip kong hero kasi yung trust na binibigay niya sa akin, sobra-sobrang trust,” the now 23-year-old tantalizing talent shared. “Tinutulungan niya ako, pinu-push niya ako kahit anong magyari. Siya talaga ang nagmo-motivate sa akin.” And so, Perez became a Pirate – without a doubt, the biggest get in the history of their basketball program. However great he is, however, he is just one man. “Obviously, who would love to have a CJ Perez on the team, but again, CJ is just a part of the puzzle. He’s not the whole equation,” Robinson said. “Yes, CJ could win us games, but he could also lose games. People are tagging us as CJ’s team, but it’s very important to get everybody on the same page.” THE STANDARD Indeed, Perez becoming a Pirate is not the rule, but an exception to the rule. As history has proven, Intramuros was not a dream destination for youngsters – be it LPU, be it Colegio de San Juan de Letran, be it Mapua University. And so, the LPU head coach tried to work with whatever he had. “You accept the fact that you will not get the blue-chip players. What you’re really looking for are players who are driven,” he shared. He then continued, “The skill, we could work on that. The character, yung may chip on the shoulder, yun yung kailangan namin.” In other words, he looked for a player like Topex Robinson. “That’s basically how I was as a basketball player. My PBA career, I knew I was not gifted and I knew I had to survive. Pretty much, I was looking for players I could see myself in,” he said. JOIN THE CLUB Fortunately, there were many places to find treasure. And even better, sometimes, treasure comes to find you. Another phone call came – and getting shipped to the Pirates were two talents who would prove to be the perfect pieces for what they wanted to do. “Bago kami sa LPU, galing kaming Adamson. Nung nagbago na yung coach, tumawag na kami kay coach Topex kung pwede niya kaming matulungan,” Jaycee Marcelino narrated. He was referring to the regime change for the Soaring Falcons in 2016 which saw Franz Pumaren take over for Mike Fermin. And for them, it was only their kababayan in Robinson whom they trusted to continue harnessing their potential. “Magkakilala po kami ni coach kasi magkababayan kami. Humingi kami ng tulong para makapaglaro pa rin kami sa pangarap naming liga,” Jayvee, the twin, shared. Robinson and the Marcelinos all hail from Olongapo in Zambalaes. And so, the twins became Pirates – without a doubt, one of the biggest steals in college basketball in recent history. X MARKS THE SPOT And now, Topex Robinson has a crew full of Topex Robinsons. From Perez to the Marcelinos, from glue guy MJ Ayaay to National University outcasts Kim Cinco and Ralph Tansingco, and from forgotten foreign student-athlete Mike Nzeusseu to underrated Reymar Caduyac, all of LPU has something to prove. Whether or not that would be enough to win a championship is not yet certain. What is certain now is that Robinson has a Pirate crew completed in his vision – both on and off the court. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

    MANILA, Philippines – Giannis Antetokounmpo again boosted his MVP credentials after a triple-double of 33 points, 19 rebounds and 11 assists in the Bucks’ 106-97 tripping of the Pacers. But the Greek Freak never fails to spice up his on-court show as he slammed home an alley-opp dunk ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Google Stations opening in 50 locations in the Philippines

By Consuelo Marquez/inquirer.net – Google is opening Google Stations which will offer free and high quality Wi-Fi hotspots in more than 50 locations in the Philippines. “Google Stations allow Filipinos from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao to connect with high quality internet. Google Stations will be developed in more than fifty Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2019

It s official: ‘Aquaman 2’ is happening

MANILA, Philippines – Swimming our way in the (hopefully) near future is the highly-demanded sequel many DC fans have been praying for – an Aquaman 2.  The Hollywood Reporter said in a February 11 report that David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote the first movie, will be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2019

Dogs offer emotional support for U.P. Diliman students, staff

MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman on Tuesday, February 12, announced a new program allowing students and university staff to interact with dogs around the campus in times of stress. UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan introduced the campus' first emotional "support dogs," Cotton and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

More schools in Canada to teach Filipino language

MANILA, Philippines – More schools in Alberta, Canada, will soon offer a Filipino language and culture program as part of the curriculum in a bid to preserve the "deep roots" of the community, the provincial government said.  Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced on Thursday, February 7, that the Filipino program ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Super Happening: Fringe Manila’s free expression

  Watch out for giant puppets and drag queens, the uncurated arts festival Fringe Manila is ongoing until March 3, and you can even get a tattoo while you're at it.   Festival director Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan brought the open-access festival in the Philippines in 2015 after working in Fringe New York (Fringe, the organization, was founded in Edinburgh, Scotland). His team gathered artists, found partner venues, and now Fringe has a steadily growing following.   "At first, it was just friends watching friends. Now we have a wider audience who wants to watch something outside the malls," Pamintuan said during the press preview at Pineapple Lab, the festiv...Keep on reading: Super Happening: Fringe Manila’s free expression.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

U.S. Ambiguity Is Pushing the Philippines Toward China Interest

Richard Javad Heydarian Security, Asia Whats happening in the Philippines is a telltale of growing regional anxiety over American strategic reliability. Do we still have a Cold War today? Is [our alli.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2019

BPI ties up with Canada firm for remittances

Ayala-led Bank of the Philippines (BPI) has tied up with Toronto-based Crosslinks Money Transfer to offer Filipinos quicker money transfers at lower fees......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2019

Catch Up Dharma Down, Autotelic and Joey Ayala at this shirt brand’s music festival

MANILA, Philippines – Linya-Linya, the homegrown shirt brand that’s best known for its pun-filled witticisms that touch on both millennial, tito/tita, and millennial tito/tita topics, will be playing host to a music festival that’s poised to be one for the books. Linya Linya Land, happening on Saturday, February 23, is headlined ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2019

Robin Padilla: Nego ongoing for Netflix series on Bato

MANILA, Philippines – Citing the need for “people to know what’s really happening in the Philippines,” actor and staunch Duterte supporter Robin Padilla wants to create and star in a 8-episode series about former police chief Ronald dela Rosa. His choice network? None of them. He’d rather it stream on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

China opens rescue center in West Philippine Sea

MANILA, Philippines – China has opened a "maritime rescue center" on Kagitingan Reef (Fiery Cross Reef) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) "to better protect navigation and transport safety," Chinese state media reported. China's transport ministry said the center "will offer better support to maritime ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

China opens maritime rescue base in West Philippine Sea

  MANILA, Philippines --- China launched a maritime rescue center on one of its artificial bases in the Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), state-run media reported.   China's Ministry of Transport opened the new facility on Kagitingan Reef (Fiery Cross Reef), known to Beijing as Yongshu Reef, Xinhua said in a report on Tuesday.   "The center will offer better support to maritime rescue operations in the southern part of the South China Sea," the ministry was quoted as saying.   Xinhua also reported that it deployed another rescue ship on Zamora Reef (Subi) last October, to replace the first one it deployed in July. ...Keep on reading: China opens maritime rescue base in West Philippine Sea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

DFA: Beware of job offers abroad posted on social media

MANILA, Philippines --- Filipinos must be wary of offers for jobs based abroad that are posted through social media, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) warned on Tuesday. In a statement, the DFA advised jobseekers to verify the authenticity of the offers with the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency and the Philippine Overseas Labor Offices. The DFA issued the statement after a 27-year-old Filipino woman accepted a job offer in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The woman, who arrived there last December on a tourist visa, ended up with "a spinal fracture after jumping of a building to escape," according to Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes. "Upon arrival, she was ...Keep on reading: DFA: Beware of job offers abroad posted on social media.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2019

3 bedroom Townhouse For Sale in Paranaque City for 6,928,620 – Web reference 113766001 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

Terrence Romeo to miss clash vs ex-team TNT

MANILA, Philippines – Terrence Romeo's on-court reunion with former team TNT won't be happening anytime soon.  Nursing a sprained left foot, the former three-time PBA scoring champion is set to sit out San Miguel's clash against the KaTropa in the 2019 Philippine Cup on Sunday, January 27, at the Araneta ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

All hail the queen: Princess Diaries 3 is happening

MANILA, Philippines – Our foot just popped. The Queen of Genovia herself, Anne Hathaway, has bestowed upon us and Genovia's citizens a piece of wonderful news – that a 3rd Princess Diaries film is in the works, with its official script finally complete. According to CBS News, Anne revealed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2019