Jamie and Basil tonight at Dust Thani Manila

Inspirational diva Jamie Rivera and Filipino balladeer Basil Valdez team up for a one-night-only show dubbed Love and Light: A Valentine’s Dinner Concert happening at the Mayuree Grand Ballroom of Dusit Thani Manila......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: thestandard thestandardFeb 12th, 2020

Ash Wednesday spooked by coronavirus

Today, Feb. 26, Catholic and Aglipayan priests in many towns of this predominantly Christian Southeast Asian archipelago, including the cities of Manila and Makati, will separately intone before their parishioners  “Remember, O man, that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News13 hr. 55 min. ago

Shaping the Future of the Workforce for a SMART City Revolution

With technology becoming an integral part of today’s society, key leaders and decision makers gathered at the Government-Academe-Industry Network, Inc. (GAIN) 2020 National Convention on February 7, 2020 at the Dusit Thani Manila, Makati City, to address how this will impact the Philippines’ global competitiveness and human capital development. Since GAIN, Inc. held its first […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2020

Deadly Turok in KMJS

Tonight in Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (KMJS), host Jessica Soho interviews the family of a 33-year-old woman, who died of complications after being injected with glutathione in a spa in Manila......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

UAAP Season 82: No time to relax for repeat-seeking Ateneo Lady Eagles

All teams will be after Ateneo de Manila University as the Lady Eagles march into UAAP Season 82 with a huge target mark on their chests. But instead of taking it as pressure in its attempt to keep the title perched in Katipunan, Ateneo embraces it. A constant reminder for the Lady Eagles to be on their toes at all times and always keep their guards up. “Since defending champs kami, everyone wants to beat us,” said incoming third year libero Dani Ravena. “Added pressure ‘yun, but at the same time, it's motivation for us not to be satisfied with one game,” added Ravena. “Everyone wants to beat us so the next game will be tougher than the last one.” Ateneo lost three vital cogs in Maddie Madayag, Bea De Leon and Kim Gequillana after its title conquest last year in a dramatic come-from-behind Finals series win over University of Sto. Tomas, but still remains a powerhouse squad with key returnees and the addition of blue chip recruits. The biggest boost in the Lady Eagles’ title-retention bid is the presence of prolific scorer and court leader Kat Tolentino, who decided to make one final tour of duty. Joining Tolentino are seasoned players Jho Maraguinot and setter Jamie Lavitoria, who are making their return after skipping a year to pursue careers in the commercial league.   Ateneo will miss the services of heady playmaker Deanna Wong, who is still recovering from a shin injury, but will still have most of their championship core in Ravena, Ponggay Gaston, Jules Samonte, Vanessa Gandler, Erika Raagas and setter Jaja Maraguinot.   “Malaking factor ang pagbalik ng mga seniors sa amin and ‘yung improvement ng mga rookies and sophomores isang malaking bagay para sa amin,” said Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro. Giving the Lady Eagles an even deeper arsenal this season is the integration of promising rookies led by scorer Faith Nisperos and middle Joan Narit. While the good mix of veterans and rookies combined with championship experience and support of legions of fans make the Lady Eagles a serious title contender, Almadro constantly reminds his team that a repeat won’t be given to them for free.     “Mahirap maging complacent,” he said. “Mahirap mag-settle down na nakabalik na si ganito, nakabalik na si ganyan. I’m always telling my players, it’s not about how strong you are, it’s not about being strong lang eh.” “’Di sapat sa akin yung magaling lang eh. Kailanngan talaga nandoon ang teamwork, nandoon ang effort, nandoon ang sacrifices for the team and the school,” Almadro stressed.   EYES ON YOU: Ateneo will see this season the final flight of Kat Tolentino for the blue and white as well as the debut of its prized recruit Faith Nisperos. All eyes will be on the duo as they try to bring the Lady Eagles their second straight title and fourth overall.       Nisperos showed a glimpse of what to expect from her during the pre-season as she led Ateneo to a third place finish in the PVL Collegiate Conference. The National University-Nazareth School product, who averaged 12.4 points per game with 41.46% success rate in attacks in the PVL, embraces the challenge of playing for one of the best teams in the league in the past decade.    “I just wanna do my best,” she said. “I won't pressure myself in trying to push myself too hard. Ang goal ko lang naman is gampanan ‘yung role ko sa team.” For Tolentino, who during the pre-season played for ChocoMucho in the PVL Open Conference, she will be playing a bigger role as the leader of the Lady Eagles. “My main goal for this year is to find that leadership role and show my character,” said Tolentino. “I wanna help the team using my experience the last four years. I wanna encourage my teammates to push for that same goal.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

Jamie: Basil’s songs resonate with me

Since the title of your concert with Basil is Love & Light, will it be a largely Christian concert?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2020

Chamber of Thrift Banks pays courtesy call on the Bangko Central chief

THE 2020 Board of Trustees of Chamber of Trift Banks (CTB) made a courtesy call on Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin Diokno (seated center). The visit was in line with the 2020 CTB National Convention slated on March 13 at the Dusit Thani Manila with the theme “Thrift Banking in the New Decade,” […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2020

UAAP Season 82: Wong on the right track on road to recovery

Deanna Wong accepts the fact she will be just on the sidelines cheering for the Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles in their back-to-back title bid in the UAAP Season 82 women’s volleyball tournament. The setter is taking her time on her road to recovery from a stress fracture on her right shin.   “It’s hard, its rough, its difficult pero ganoon talaga ang sports. Injury really happens,” said Wong. “Patiently waiting [to recover]. Be patient lang siguro for my time siguro to comeback to play. Full recovery lang [muna] siguro.” The playmaker is currently working on getting back in top form.   “I’m getting there. Kaka-start ko lang ulit mag-training pero more to improve pa rin,” said the Season 80 Best Setter. “OK na siya [shin] pero minsan sumasakit lang. I think kasi hindi nagagamit siya for ilang months ang shin ko kaya sumasakit now na ginagamit ko na siya,” added Wong, who is already back in training. “Pero if ilang beses na ako magti-training feeling ko magiging OK naman siya.” But the setter admits that she misses playing for the blue and white, competing against the best collegiate squads in the country and feeling the electric atmosphere inside the arena.   “Sobra namang (miss ko ang UAAP). What I like most is playing talaga and yung UAAP naman is sort of nandoon ang intensity, nandoon ang goosebumps,” she said. It also pains her to see her good friend Ponggay Gaston playing her swan song in what could have been their last dance together as Lady Eagles. “I’ll be missing playing but not only that but playing alongside my teammates lalo na si Ponggay na my one and only batchmate left na lang,” she said. Wong believes that even without her, Ateneo has the experience and arsenal to extend its reign for another year. The Lady Eagles eye to duplicate the back-to-back championships of the Alyssa Valdez-led Ateneo squad back in Season 76 and 77.   “Back-to-back yan,” said a very confident Wong. “Tiwala lang siguro. I think they have to jell as one as a team kasi iba’t iba nanggaling eh. Sina Ate Kat (Tolentino), Ate Jho (Maraguinot) parang how many years hindi naglaro together. Teamwork lang siguro ang kailangan.” Talking about the setters that will fill her spot, Wong is confident that sophomore Jaja Maraguinot and returning veteran Jamie Lavitoria can take the Lady Eagles back to the Promised Land. “Kaya na nila yun,” she said. “Kaya ni Jaja yun, kaya na nila Ate Jamie yun. They know what to do naman.” As for her return on Season 83, Wong wants to think about it first. “Di ko pa alam,” said Wong. “Possible but no promises.”       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2020

PBA discusses key issues in Milan

Milan is the destination of the 12 PBA Governors and key management officers who leave Manila tonight for the Italian city where critical issues will be discussed in the traditional overseas planning session and Board meeting to signal the start of the new season......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 27th, 2020

ONE Championship reaches out to victims of Taal Volcano eruption

ONE Championship was quick to extend a helping hand to those who were affected by the recent eruption of the Taal Volcano in the province of Batangas on 12 January. The Home Of Martial Arts distributed 1,000 shirts to those who were displaced by the calamity, which has directly affected more than 100,000 people in the provinces of Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, and some parts of Metro Manila.  The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has already raised the alert level to four, saying that a hazardous eruption remains imminent even today.    ONE athletes have also reached out to their compatriots, encouraging their fellow Filipinos to stay strong amid the trying times. “To all my countrymen in Taal, stay safe and I know that you guys can go through this. I’ll always pray for them and I expect them to rise above it, get back what they lost,” Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao said.  Like his head coach, former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio showed great concern with the situation, and he promises that help is on the way.  “It's not our first time to encounter this situation, we were tested for how many times and we always end up on top, still. Filipinos have the warrior spirit in them and that is hard to conquer,” Eustaquio said. “Don’t worry we will face this test as a team, as a nation, and as a family. Support is coming, and we got your back in different ways. We pray for you our dear brothers and sisters. Never give up.”  As the dust settles and the tens of thousands of people rebuild their lives, on 31 January the Philippines will prove to the world their World Champion spirit. They will play host to ONE Championship’s ONE: FIRE & FURY at the Mall Of Asia Arena in Manila......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2020

All about national pride

The book “50 Greatest Filipino Athletes of All-Time” will be launched in grand fashion at the Sheraton Manila Hotel Ballroom on Andrews Avenue, Pasay City, tonight and with the featured sports heroes expected to attend, it promises to be a monumental event......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2020

Malonzo, Tungcab banner D-League draft pool

    MANILA, Philippines – The new batch of dreamers take their first step of making it to the pros as 137 players have declared for the 2020 PBA D-League Draft. Fil-Am high-flyer Jamie Malonzo and Gilas pool member Jaydee Tungcab banner the list as they hope to hear their names called ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2020

PBA Finals: Gimmick defense, moral victories don’t win titles says coach Tim

LUCENA — In an interesting move, Barangay Ginebra unleashed a box-and-1 defense against Meralco import Allen Durham in Game 2 of the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup Friday here. It sort of worked as Durham only attempted 14 shots for 21 points, very far from his usual. However, Ginebra also trailed by as many as 19 points in the game and ended up losing, blowing a golden chance to go up 2-0 in the best-of-7 series. Head coach Tim Cone says that the Gin Kings can’t rely on outdated defenses to get themselves out of early holes. That certainly won’t lead to a championship for Ginebra. “We had to use a gimmick defense to [come back] and that’s not going to do it for the whole series. We got to get better defensively. We’re just a very poor defensive team tonight,” Cone said. “They [Meralco] were able to do exactly what they wanted in both games and we were lucky to win the first one and they dominated us here in the second game. At his point, we got a lot to go back to in the drawing board,” he added. Coming back from 19 down to tie the game multiple times in the secoond half is something to note of and be proud of for Ginebra. Still, that’s not the way to win championships and the Gin Kings will have some things to figure out starting with Game 3 Sunday back in Manila. “e were on our heels all game long. We battled back, which I’m proud of, but that’s not going to be enough for this series,” coach Tim said. “Being proud of the guys is not going to win the series for us. We got to do more,” Cone added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 11th, 2020

From Miss Universe to her love life: Catriona Gray answers questions on Tonight with Boy Abunda

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray returned to Tonight with Boy Abunda where she answered questions on life after Miss Universe and what's up on her plate. In the two part interview, which aired on December 24 and 25, Catriona answered questions on what she thought about the new ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2019

Man City beats Leicester, shows stomach for EPL title fight

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press If any team has a chance of stopping Liverpool marching to a first English league title in 30 years, it looks to be Manchester City rather than Leicester. City gave a timely reminder of its champion qualities by coming from a goal behind to beat Leicester 3-1 on Saturday in a match between the teams who are closest to runaway leader Liverpool in the standings. Second-place Leicester stayed 10 points behind Liverpool, which wasn’t in Premier League action this weekend because of its involvement in the Club World Cup in Qatar, and is now only one point ahead of City. On this evidence, it’s City which has the quality to pounce if Liverpool does slip up. The defending champions conceded against the run of play - Jamie Vardy scoring, almost inevitably, on the counterattack for a league-leading 17th goal of the season - but played some breathtaking, high-energy football to hand Leicester its first league defeat in 10 games dating to Oct. 5. “Tonight is a good lesson for us of the work we still need to do to get to the level City are at,” said Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers, who described the match as a “humbling” experience. Riyad Mahrez, who was a constant danger to his former club, equalized with a deflected shot before goals by Ilkay Gundogan - from the penalty spot - and Gabriel Jesus. Kevin De Bruyne was the standout player and set up Jesus' goal with a driving run. Doubts about City’s stomach for a fight after four losses in the first 16 games of its title defense have disappeared after scoring three goals in wins over Arsenal and now Leicester over the past week. “When we lose it is a disaster and impossible, when we win it is possible to catch (Liverpool)," City manager Pep Guardiola said. "If we play like we did tonight we can compete with everyone.” Liverpool has a game in hand over both of its nearest rivals and still hasn't lost a league game this season. NEW COACHES Sat in the stands watching their new teams play out an uninspiring 0-0 draw, Carlo Ancelotti and Mikel Arteta must have realized the scale of the task awaiting them at Everton and Arsenal, respectively. Ancelotti was announced as Everton’s latest manager just an hour before kickoff at Goodison Park, while Arteta was officially hired by Arsenal on Friday. Neither coach picked the starting lineups for Saturday’s game that rarely sparked into life, highlighting both teams’ issues in a season where they have struggled. Ancelotti will take the reins of a side that is in 15th place, just four points above the relegation zone. It’s a situation he isn’t used to, having mostly been in charge of elite European clubs in his illustrious coaching career that includes three Champions League titles. Arteta’s new team won’t be high on confidence, either, down in 11th place in the league and having won just once in 13 games in all competitions since the end of October. UNLIKELY TOP-FOUR BIDS The Premier League is nearly half a season old, and Sheffield United and Wolverhampton Wanderers are still managing to keep up their unlikely bids for Champions League qualification. Sheffield United climbed to fifth place with a 1-0 win at Brighton that preserved its unbeaten away record since returning to the top flight this season. It is six draws and three wins from the team’s nine away games, with United not losing away in the league since January — when it was in the League Championship. Oli McBurnie scored the only goal against Brighton after latching onto a long clearance from goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Wolves are a point and a place behind after rallying for a 2-1 victory at Norwich, with Raul Jimenez scoring the 81st-minute winner. Romain Saiss began the comeback in the 60th after Todd Cantwell opened the scoring for Norwich, which stayed in next-to-last place. Both Sheffield United and Wolves can be overtaken by Tottenham and Manchester United, who play separate games Sunday. VILLA DROPS Southampton climbed out of the relegation zone at the expense of Aston Villa by beating its relegation rival 3-1, thanks to two goals by Danny Ings. The teams started the match level on points. Miguel Almiron finally scored for Newcastle in his 27th game for the club in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, in a match between two midtable teams. Burnley scored in the 89th minute to beat Bournemouth 1-0......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2019

SEA Games: Gilas and Myanmar prove that indeed, “We Win As One”

MANILA — It’s already on the official theme song, “We Win As One” in these 2019 Southeast Asian Games here. After Gilas Pilipinas issued a 69-point beating to an obviously overmatched Myanmar side Saturday, the two national teams got together post-game and took a photo together. There will be winners and losers in the SEA Games but coming together and displaying proper sportsmanship takes priority. It’s not just about beating the other team up. Against Myanmar, Gilas certainly didn’t want to embarrass an opposing country that’s clearly just starting to find its way in the sport. By virtue of a 136-67 win, Gilas coach Tim Cone feels like the Philippines achieved that delicate balance of playing to win but at the same time, giving the opponents the respect they deserve. “We were trying to find a balance between playing the game hard and respecting the game and yet not trying to run up the score. We didn't want to run up the score and embarrass anybody,” Cone said. “Obviously, there's a big gap in talent between the two teams. But, you know, the SEA Games are all about competition and friendship. You compete through friendship. You try to gain friendships,” he added. Just as the official theme song of these SEA Games suggest, “yes we compete but the greatest feat is when we win as one.” It might look tough to look at the scoreboard now but Myanmar having multiple shots at Gilas Pilipinas can only help improve their own basketball program. It's just the same as when the Philippines plays far superior teams at the world level. “You're not trying to create enemies in the SEA Games. That's why we all come together and that's something we want to try to represent tonight. We want Myanmar to keep coming back and keep wanting to play and keep wanting to improve their basketball program,” coach Tim said. “We don't want to discourage them, and no one likes to be embarrassed. No one likes to be humiliated, so we just tried to be respectful and try to continue to play the game hard, create good habits going to the next game,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 7th, 2019

Cebuana athlete, skateboarder Didal, excited to be flag-bearer in SEA Games opening ceremonies

MANILA, Philippines — TWO Cebuano Athletes will take centerstage in tonight’s grandiose opening ceremonies of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. Asian Games gold medalist skateboarder Margielyn Didal and three-time SEAG gold medalist judoka Kiyomi Watanabe will be among the flag-bearers during the parade of athletes. Read more: […] The post Cebuana athlete, skateboarder Didal, excited to be flag-bearer in SEA Games opening ceremonies appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2019

Dusit Thani Manila spreads warm hugs this Christmas

DUSIT Thani Manila officially embraced a joyous and cuddly holiday season as the Malee Christmas tree came alight at the hotel lobby for a charitable cause. More than the merry-making and festivities, Dusit’s annual pledge of giving back this year is focused on giving support to ABS CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. (ALKFI) Bantay Bata […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 17th, 2019

UAAP Season 82 Finals: We worked. We worked hard -- Baldwin

Ateneo de Manila University head coach Tab Baldwin is a firm believer that what you do and how you prepare during a long layoff will dictate how you will perform during the game. For him ‘being rusty’ is a choice not an effect of a long break from action. The Blue Eagles took a 16-day break from playing actual games after sweeping the elimination round but during that lull from action, Baldwin made sure that there will be no time wasted as they prepare for their grand slam bid in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball Finals. “I said at the time, I always thought the big break was an advantage, not a disadvantage,” he said. “I’m a big believer in preparation. I think if you give me as a coach more preparation time, that’s gonna be an advantage for our basketball team.” He stressed that long layoffs should never be an excuse to drop one’s momentum.   “We never bought into the stuff about a long lay-off makes you rusty and things like that,” he said. “Not working makes you rusty. Working makes you not rusty. And we worked. We worked hard.” And what they did gave them the edge to mow down University of Sto. Tomas, 91-77, on Saturday in Game 1 of the best-of-three championship series at the Big Dome. While waiting for their Finals opponent and the league was busy in the stepladder semifinals, Baldwin focused of the conditioning of his wards. They knew that the team that they will face in championship round will be an exhausted squad but will also be a battle-hardened one.   The Blue Eagles had to be fit. “Our preparation was tough. I told the team, after we finished the elimination round, that I didn’t think we were fit enough,” he recalled. Against UST, a running and relentless team led by season Most Valuable Player Soulemane Chabi Yo and energizer Mark Nonoy, Ateneo needed that extra pump. “As it turns out when you play UST, your fitness is gonna be challenged that’s for sure,” said Baldwin. “We might surprise a lot of people. We did a lot of running, a lot of sprints. A lot of work on our fitness.” “We needed it tonight, even though we have a deep bench, even though we have confidence up and down the bench. They pumped those legs, man,” he added. But Baldwin doesn’t want his team to relax at this point. After all, the Blue Eagles still have to win one more game to complete a historic 16-match tournament sweep. “We're not prepared to say that it has won us anything yet because all it’s done is get us to the next game,” he said. Game 2 is on Wednesday at the MOA Arena.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 16th, 2019

Billy Crawford on weight loss: I took my health seriously

MANILA, Philippine – Billy Crawford said that his recent weight loss is due to changes he made to his lifestyle – like giving up smoking and drinking. In an interview on Tonight with Boy Abunda Wednesday, November 6, Billy said he wasn't sick at all. "I just want to [say] that I'm not sick. I'm ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2019

Isko dance nag-viral

TRENDING ngayon ang dancing video ni Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domogoso sa social media na umabot sa mahigit one million and counting nitong nakaraang weekend. Ang video na pinost ni Itchie Cabayan, reporter at columnist ng Peoples Tonight ay mayroon nang 61,800 shares kahapon, 12:00 pm at patuloy pang nadaragdagan ang mahigit na 1M ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsOct 28th, 2019