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Kitchen crackerjacks: 7 chefs to watch out for this 2018

Out of the thousands of chefs in Manila, we've picked seven who have projects this year that are bound to stir the local food scene. Be it a sous chef whose time is about to come, or one who is established in the industry, these names will be mentioned in countless conversations and headline many food news in 2018.   Nicco Santos Chef and owner, Hey Handsome and Your Local This guy will be busy this year. Apart from opening his new Asian restaurant Essential Goodness, on the rooftop of Lub D in Poblacion, Makati, Santos will be the opening act in 2018's Madrid Fusion Manila. He also has a bunch of chef collaborations lined up throughout the year, starting with Mrs...Keep on reading: Kitchen crackerjacks: 7 chefs to watch out for this 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMar 1st, 2018

WATCH: Empoy Marquez, Zanjoe Marudo bring humor to the kitchen in Kusina Kings

Fans surely would not want to miss the hilarious duo of Empoy Marquez and Zanjoe Marudo on the big screen. Marquez and Marudo are Benjie and Ronnie, two aspiring chefs struggling to save their rest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

LIVE: House hearing on alleged budget anomalies under Diokno

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, January 15, continues its probe into the alleged anomalies in the current 2018 budget and the proposed P3.757-trillion budget in 2019, both prepared under Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno. Watch the hearing on Rappler. – Rappler.com.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

WATCH: Iza Calzado and Ben Wintle s dreamy wedding video

MANILA, Philippines – Iza Calzado and Ben Wintle had a dreamy wedding in Palawan last December 2018 , and wedding videographer Bob Nicolas shared the video of the special day on Saturday, January 12. The video is a feels-fest from start to finish, opening with a footage of the officiant uttering a prayer for Iza's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

WATCH: Janelle Monáe drops ‘Screwed’ video featuring futuristic party-goers

Janelle Mone has shared a futuristic video for her Zo Kravitz-assisted track "Screwed" featuring actress Tessa Thompson. In the clip, Mone and a group of fellow revelers awaken on a rooftop just in time to see a UFO approach them. As they take flight through the streets, and the tiny, ominous object continues to follow them, they hit an underground club to dance, party and watch politically charged footage. Later, when they emerge from the club, Tessa Thompson is kidnapped and carried away in a dark van as the UFO continues to lurk overhead. "Screwed" was a single off Mone's 2018 album "Dirty Computer," which earned an "Album of the Year" nomination for the 2019 Grammys.MKH ...Keep on reading: WATCH: Janelle Monáe drops ‘Screwed’ video featuring futuristic party-goers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

WATCH: Catriona Gray charms viewers as she kicks off Miss Universe media tour

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray formally started her media tour in the US on Monday, January 7 in New York, appearing on Good Morning America and Live with Kelly and Ryan. In her appearance on Good Morning America, Catriona, wearning a yellow dress, was asked about her mom Mita ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 8th, 2019

Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River Lights Up With 1.4-Kilometre New Year Fireworks Display

More than one and a half million people turned out in Bangkok to watch a spectacular, five-minute fireworks display that ran along the length of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River for more than 1,400 metres at midnight on 31st December 2018 as part of the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2019” celebrations to mark […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

PH returning to bond markets

Economic managers said the Philippines’ successful bond issuances in the offshore bond markets in 2018 underscored the strong confidence of the international business community in the country’s growth narrative under President Rodrigo Duterte’s watch. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said in a statement on Wednesday the tight spreads of these bond issuances also illustrate confidence […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

10 can’t-miss moments in sports for 2019

2018 is already in the books. Now, we look forward to the next chapters we’re all about to read in 2019. Laban Azkals in AFC Asian Cup – January The Azkals will enter historic grounds as early as January as they play for the first time in the AFC Asian Cup in 2019. Their ticket was booked after crushing Tajikistan in a 2-1 home victory early in 2018. With a world-renowned mentored on their side in Sven-Goran Eriksson and veteran national players, the Azkals will travel to the United Arab Emirates for the continental showdown. The Azkals kick off their 2019 AFC Cup Campaign on January 7th against South Korea, followed by a match against China PR on January 11th, before closing out the Group Stage on January 16th against Kyrgyzstan.  Newest season of the oldest professional league in Asia – January After just roughly a month of break from basketball action, the oldest professional league in Asia is back. The PBA will be kicking off its 44th season on January 13 with San Miguel defending its Philippine Cup title. Aside from that, marquee rookies such as CJ Perez, Robert Bolick, and Paul Desiderio are all set to play their first professional games with their respective teams. Up next on Pacman’s list – January The Filipinos will be treated to quality boxing as early as January 19 when Manny Pacquiao defends his WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Championship against challenger American Adrien Broner. After two years of fighting outside the US, Pacquiao will be back in Las Vegas to defend his title against a tough challenger in Broner. Just like old times, Freddie Roach will be back in Pacquiao's corner, this time serving as a consultant. Fanning the flames for a place in FIBA World Cup 2019 – February For the Philippines to be back in the FIBA World Cup, these are the things that need to happen: we must sweep out last two games then Japan must lose at least one of its last two games – giving us the third spot in Group F. Alternatively, we can pin our hopes on China winding up in the top four of its group – giving Groups E and F four berths apiece. Gilas Pilipinas begins its trek through that long and winding road away from home up against Qatar. All teams are teams-to-beat in UAAP 81 Volleyball – February The exciting and highly entertaining collegiate volleyball league is back on February 16. Things to watch out for? La Salle's bid for their fourth consecutive title, Ateneo's face post-Tai Bundit era, UP's confident aura coming off two major preseason championships, and UST's game-changing rookies. Eaglets-Bullpups Finals rematch or not – March Without a doubt, Ateneo and NU, the very same two teams that battled in the Finals last year, are the favorites to go all the way back to the champipnship round in the ongoing season. After all, the Blue Eaglets still have 7-foot-1, 16-year-old Kai Sotto and the Bullpups boast of the deepest roster in all of high school. After the first round of eliminations, however, it’s also clear that RJ Abarrientos-led FEU-Diliman and Joem Sabandal-fronted Adamson have other plans. For sure, something’s gotta give. Alab Pilipinas’ shot at history – April In the almost decade-long history of the Asean Basketball League, no team has won back-to-back championships. Alab Pilipinas is here to change that with the Puerto Rican pair of Renaldo Balkman and PJ Ramos showing the way alongside two-time Local MVP Ray Parks Jr. No doubt, this is the most talented team in franchise history and as such, nothing but a second straight title will be an acceptable outcome. The NCAA is five years away from its centennial celebration – July The first collegiate league in the country is approaching rarified air. Set to open its milestone mark 95th Season, the same old intensity is to be expected in the NCAA. The protagonists, however, may very well be different as all of last year’s Final Four teams will now be missing their main men – Robert Bolick for San Beda, CJ Perez for LPU, Bong Quinto for Letran, and Prince Eze for Perpetual. Is the UAAP 82 Basketball crown Katipunan’s to keep – September In Season 82, all teams will be seeking to nip the dynasty that the Ateneo Blue Eagles are trying to build. After going for back-two-back last season, all eyes will still be on them as their enter the season with an intact core. However, just like Season 81 it will not be a walk in the park with all contenders striving to match their caliber through massive recruitment, coach changes, and tough training camps. Filipino hospitality in SEA Games 2019 – November For the first time since 2005, the SEA Games will be played in Manila. That means that, at long last, our regional neighbors will yet again experience that world-renowned warmth of the Philippines and its people. Make no mistake, however, the Filipinos are all set to go all-out and dominate the medal tally – whether that be basketball in Manila or athletics and aquatics in Clark......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

WATCH: Ex Battalion’s Performance at the Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi Ng Parangal 2018 – Manila Video

The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2018: Gabi ng Parangal was held last December 27, 2018, Thursday, at The Theatre, Solaire Resort & Casino. The executive committee announced the winners at the 2018 awards night (Gabi ng Parangal). Here’s Ex Battalion as they perform their famous tracks! SUBSCRIBE for more exclusive videos: www.youtube.com/VivaEntertainmentInc Follow us… link: WATCH: Ex Battalion’s Performance at the Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi Ng Parangal 2018 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2018

WATCH: At 43, Tiger roars back

    PARIS, France – Tiger Woods snatched plenty of golfing headlines in 2018 with his remarkable comeback after years in the wilderness.  Woods claimed his first tournament victory since 2013 in front of raucous galleries at the Tour Championship, before ending his year with 4 straight Ryder Cup losses ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

4 events that marked the culinary world in 2018

Here's a look back on a watershed year in the world of gastronomy. Farewell to Paul Bocuse 2018 will be remembered as a sad year by both chefs and gourmets, getting off to a bad start with news of the death of the "pope" of French cooking, Paul Bocuse. When the 91-year-old died on Jan. 20, the memory of Monsieur Paul was hailed by several generations of French and foreign chefs who were inspired by his recipes and his charisma when forging their own careers. Close to 1,500 chefs attended his funeral service in Lyon. Jol Robuchon passes away Another 'Chef of the Century' laureate, Jol Robuchon passed away on Aug. 6 at the age of 73. He left behind some 30 restaurants aroun...Keep on reading: 4 events that marked the culinary world in 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

WATCH: Mak Tumang brings PH culture to the Miss Universe stage

PAMPANGA, Philippines – Weeks after his iconic red dress graced the Miss Universe 2018 stage, Pampangueño designer Mak Tumang brings his intricate pieces home for all to see.  Sinag, Adarna, and Mayon – 3 gowns Mak created for Miss Universe 2018 are on display  at the SM City Pampanga for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2018

Athletes to Watch Out for in 2019

Remember these names because for sure, they will be making the headlines this 2019. Kai Sotto The 7-foot-2 wunderkind of the Ateneo Blue Eaglets will be making major decisions in 2019. With opportunities opening up for him in Europe and USA, the current Grade 10 student of Ateneo High School has the option to leave the UAAP Juniors early to explore bigger stages. Billed as the nation's best bet to be the first Filipino homegrown NBA talent, there will definitely be a lot of eyes following this young man's every move.   Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras Former De La Salle Green Archer Rivero and former Creighton Blue Jay Paras are both set to make University of the Philippines' #AtinSeason82 bid more promising, as they finish their residency and finally play for the Maroons in the UAAP in 2019. Both players are expected to make immediate impacts in the history-seeking squad given Rivero's championship experience, Paras' athleticism, and both player's Gilas cadets background.   Kiefer Ravena 2018 was a tough year for national team player and NLEX Road Warrior Ravena after he was slapped with an 18-month suspension in FIBA and the PBA for testing positive for banned substances. Due to the suspension, Ravena has diverted his attention to other interests such as golf and volleyball but his days away from the hard court will be over come August 2019. By then, he will be taking the keys again for NLEX either in the PBA Commissioner's or Governor's Cup.   CJ Perez, Bobby Ray Parks Jr., and Robert Bolick The 2018 PBA Rookie Draft was full of quality guards, and these top three draftees are expected to make immediate impacts in their professional teams. Former NCAA superstars Perez and Bolick both already signed lucrative contracts with Columbian Dyip and Northport. On the other hand, after being drafted in the second pick by Blackwater Elite, the former UAAP MVP and ASEAN Basketball League champion and MVP Bobby Ray Parks Jr. is still in the middle of trade talks and negotiations.   Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Geje Eustaquio, and Joshua Pacio Team Lakay had a magical 2018 after producing four world champions in the Lightweight, Bantamweight, Flyweight, Strawweight divisions. However, as people say, defending a title is always tougher.  By 2019, all fighters will most likely have the tough assignment to keep their belts in Baguio City.   Manny Pacquiao Philippine sports fans will be treated to world-class boxing by as early as the second week of January, when Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao gets back in the ring to defend his WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Championship against American Adrien Broner. Pacquiao's long-time mentor Freddie Roach will also be back in his corner, serving as a consultant. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)   Eya Laure University of Santo Tomas' much needed reinforcement is finally here, with incoming rookie Eya Laure. The former star of the UST girls volleyball team will be making her debut in the senior's division in UAAP Season 81 this February 2019. In the preseason activities for the PVL and the PSL, Laure already proved that she will be a reliable scoring option for the Golden Tigresses - a perfect aid for graduating Sisi Rondina.   Michelle Morente Volleyball fans, it's time to get used to the sight of Morente playing in La Salle green. Last September 2018, the former Ateneo Lady Eagle already played for La Salle during the beach volleyball tournament. If she makes Ramil de Jesus' cut, the feisty scorer will bolster the Lady Spikers' title defense in the UAAP Season 81 womne's volleyball tournament.    Kath Arado La Salle's Dawn Macandili set the gold standard of libero greatness in UAAP. However, in 2019, libero extraordinaire Arado of the University of the East has every chance to prove that she might be the next to take the mantle of Philippine collegiate volleyball's best libero. For her UAAP Season 81 preparations, Arado played in two conferences of the Philippine Superliga at the same time - for UE in the Collegiate Grand Slam and for Generika Ayala Lifesaves for the All-Filipino conference. As a proof of her caliber, she swept all libero awards in both conferences.   Kat Tolentino With Jho Maraguinot's decision to not come back for the Ateneo Lady Eagles in UAAP Season 81, Kat Tolentino is expected to make the leap and be the number one scoring option for the blue-and-white. During their preseason preparations in the Premier Volleyball League under Ateneo-Motolite, rookie coach Oliver Almadro praised Tolentino for embracing her new role as the go-to girl. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

MANILA BAY UPDATE 2018! Watch in 4k quality – Manila Video

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE PO! SALAMAT! This is my 2018 update of Manila Bay Aerial footage. Starting from Mall Of Asia to Baywalk. I am planning to do this every year to show you guys what are the changes and improvements made on these locations. I will also be doing updates on my 2017 drone shots in… link: MANILA BAY UPDATE 2018! Watch in 4k quality – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

‘Goyo: Ang Batang General’ to stream on Netflix in 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgQrbe5Xduk MANILA, Philippines --- Netflix announced Wednesday that "Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral" will be available on the streaming giant next month. The Filipino historical biopic directed by Jerrold Tarog features Gregorio "Goyo" Del Pilar --- the hero of Tirad Pass --- as portrayed by Paulo Avelino. Goyo, a sequel of "Heneral Luna," opened in Philippine cinemas in September 2018.It will be streamed on Netflix on January 26, 2019. "Heneral Luna" starring John Arcilla already began streaming on Netflix last November 15. /kga RELATED STORIES Paulo hopes 'Goyo' will inspire 'national soul-searching' How dedicated Mon Confiado was in play...Keep on reading: ‘Goyo: Ang Batang General’ to stream on Netflix in 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

Reasons to watch 2018 slate of NBA X mas day games

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com Bucks vs. Knicks (1am, PHL time) Why you should be watching: Two words; Giannis Antetokounmpo. The most dominant force in the league this season resides in Milwaukee. That’s right, the Greek Freak sits atop the Kia Race to the MVP Ladder heading into the Christmas Day showcase games. And with good reason. The Bucks are riding the wave their dynamic superstar forward has created in his first season in Mike Budenholzer’s system. Open it up and enjoy because … The Bucks are more than a one-man show. Antetokounmpo should be joined on the All-Star team this season by Khris Middleton, who is playing at that level, and point guard Eric Bledsoe is shooting better than he ever has in Budenolzer’s aggressive, shooter-friendly system. Watching the Bucks try and set a record for three-pointers taken and made should be entertaining enough. But the Knicks will offer some entertainment value of their own as they attempt to match the Bucks shot-for-shot with Tim Hardaway Jr. leading the way. The gift we’re hoping for is … The Knicks could use a statement win before a global audience to jump start the post-Christmas portion of their season-long grind. The Bucks have spent most of this season frightening the competition, both in the Eastern Conference and beyond. They’ve got the gift that’ll keep on giving for years in Antetokounmpo, who’ll get another chance to show the basketball public that what they’ve hard about a contender rising in the Central Division is real. Thunder vs. Rockets (4am, PHL time) Why you should be watching: Do we really need anyone to remind us to tune in for every Russell Westbrook-James Harden matchup for the foreseeable future? Didn’t think so. The matchup of the last two Kia MVPs winners is enough of an incentive to lock in on this one. And the fact that the Thunder occupy the space in the standings most thought was reserved for the Rockets only adds to the intrigue. Open it up and enjoy because … The real showstopper in this one isn’t either one of the MVP winners. Thunder swingman Paul George is the player you need to lock in on as he continues his dark horse MVP campaign for a much-improved team (the Thunder are light years away from the group that started the season 0-4). There are few soap operas better right now than the Rockets, who are dealing with yet another injury to All-Star point guard Chris Paul (hamstring) and a failure to play up to expectations that threatens to swallow up their season before Santa’s finished off his cookies and milk. The gift we’re hoping for is … What Westbrook and Harden wear into the building is worth a few moments of your time as these two fashion-forward superstars never fail to make an impression. But it’s the competitive fervor on the court that should provide the ultimate viewing pleasure. The Thunder would love to take over the position the Rockets held last season, as the legitimate threat to the Golden State Warriors’ stranglehold on the Western Conference throne. In the absence of a Christmas tilt against the two-time defending champs, the Rockets make an ideal fill in. Sixers vs. Celtics (6:30am, PHL time) Why you should be watching: The Eastern Conference version of Thunder-Rockets, the schedule makers look pretty good slotting the Sixers and Celtics in this spot. No one relishes an opportunity to take down a projected heavyweight the way the Sixers do (what else would you expect with Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid leading the charge?). The suddenly chummy Celtics, however, appear to be the team most eager to prove that they are indeed who we all thought they were in the summer, when they were the consensus pick to ascend to the top of the heap in place of Cleveland. Open it up and enjoy because … Kyrie Irving has embraced his role as the leader of this disjointed Celtics bunch in ways that fans in Cleveland have to be enjoying with an eyebrow raised. Kyrie trying to convince his young teammates to follow his lead is rich, given his reluctance to do exactly that when he was in their shoes. As far as rivalries go, this is perhaps the day’s deepest and most volatile. The Sixers are still smarting from that playoff ouster at the hands of the Celtics. And they won’t have ant sympathy for the Celtics as they continue their search for good health and better chemistry. The gift we’re hoping for is … A Ben Simmons-Kyrie point guard duel will make this game shine even brighter than usual. And they’re both more than capable of going off on the big stage. But the real treat here is going to be watching Jimmy Butler and Jayson Tatum match wits in what could be a preview of fireworks to come in a potential playoff matchup. Tatum’s sophomore season has been a bit choppier than expected. And Butler, whose shown a penchant for schooling youngsters (teammates and opponents) is surely betting on himself in this game within the game. Lakers vs. Warriors (9am, PHL time) Why you should be watching: With all of the recent history dripping off of this LeBron James-Warriors rivalry, the inclusion of the Los Angeles Lakers into the mix only serves to take this spectacle to the next level. LeBron insists this isn’t a measuring stick game for the upstart Lakers, not against a Warriors juggernaut that has won three of the last four Larry O’Brien trophies. Yeah, whatever you say big fella. Folks who haven’t watched a minute of NBA basketball season will be tuned into this one. Count on it. Open it up and enjoy because … Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have moved into that cosmic zone that only the all-time greats are capable of locating (see their work in their Monday, PHL time win over the Los Angeles Clippers for proof). We already know how the superstars respond in a matchup of this nature. The great unknown is how the likes of Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball will react to the marquee spotlight at Oracle Arena. The Lakers’ youngsters have thrived at times and struggled at others in their first season inside the LeBron bubble. But they haven’t seen anything like what they’ll experience in Oakland on this night. The gift we’re hoping for is … Draymond Green hasn’t had a true breakout game since returning from his extended injury absence. With Lance Stephenson in uniform on the other side, the opportunity for fireworks would appear to be extremely high. We’d settle for some Finals-level intensity from both of the world class agitators in the building. That and vintage performances from LeBron, Steph, KD and Klay Thompson are expected. Anything else beyond that is really gravy on the best basketball meal of the day. Trail Blazers vs. Jazz (11:30am, PHL time) Why you should be watching: We’re dubbing the nightcap of the Christmas Day showcase the “Respect Bowl.” The Trail Blazers are always on the hunt for more respect and the Jazz, one of the trendy summer picks as a team poised to become a contender in the Western Conference this season, could stand to show a little self-respect in the way they tackle the remainder of this season. Open it up and enjoy because … Second-year Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is suffering from the same sophomore spell that has plagued Jayson Tatum in Boston. It’s one thing to surprise the basketball world as a rookie and another to come back better and even more dangerous the second time around. We’re betting on Spider showing up and showing out for the Christmas Day crowd. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Damian Lillard will not allow someone else to steal the spotlight from him. He warmed up for Mitchell and the Jazz by finishing off Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks Sunday night. You know his swagger travels, so expect to see his competitive best against Mitchell and the Jazz. The gift we’re hoping for is … Joe Ingles stealing the show would make for an ideal end to a day full of some the league’s biggest and brightest superstars. And the sweet-shooting Jazz swingman is one of the league’s criminally underrated stars. It would also be nice to see the rest of that Jazz team we expected to make things interesting this season make an appearance. Christmas Day games have always served as a launching pad/turning point for teams willing to dive in. And the Blazers and Jazz both seem like prime candidates to take advantage of the opportunity. Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Scandal and justice: 'MeToo reached the sports world in 2018

The #MeToo movement reached the sports world in 2018 with a scandal that reverberated not just in locker rooms and gyms but in courthouses, in boardrooms and at kitchen tables......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 24th, 2018

2018 MMFF Parade of Stars pushes through despite heavy rain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH3527x-mYM&feature=youtu.be MANILA, Philippines --- Despite the gloomy weather, the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Parade of Stars pushed through on Sunday, Dec. 23, in Paraaque City. Floats of the "Magic 8" film entries were showcases of creativity that flaunted what they had to offer when the festival premieres on Christmas Day. The "Fantastica" float kicked off the parade without any of its cast on board. Celebrities in the film only rode atop the float about an hour after it started moving. The Unkaboggable Vice Ganda with Dingdong Dantes and Richard Gutierrez led the cast of "Fantastica." Kapamilya love teams Maymay Entrata...Keep on reading: 2018 MMFF Parade of Stars pushes through despite heavy rain.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2018

Scandal and justice: 'MeToo reached the sports world in 2018

One by one they came forward, more than 150 in all. Fearful yet defiant. Vulnerable but resolute, buoyed by the hope of catharsis and the promise of justice. Standing in a Michigan courtroom last January, women and girls sexually abused by Larry Nassar confronted the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor, and over seven draining days detailed the devastating effect the molestation had on their lives. The #MeToo movement reached the sports world in 2018 with a scandal that reverberated not just in locker rooms and gyms but in courthouses, in boardrooms and at kitchen tables. The sight of women being not just heard but believed --- combined with other breakth...Keep on reading: Scandal and justice: #MeToo reached the sports world in 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2018

The MMFF 2018 in a nutshell

Out of the eight entries in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), I was able to watch five of them at our Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB) screenings. We gave an A grade to "Rainbow's Sunset" and "Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles," while "One Great Love," "Fantastica," "The Girl in the Orange Dress," "Mary, Marry Me" and "Aurora" were graded B. Even if you are not exactly a fan of local movies, why not check out any of the MMFF entries in the spirit of Christmas? The annual film festival is already part of Pinoys' Yuletide tradition. So, join in the MMFF frenzy and show that love is "homegrown," indeed. Here are my musings about the entries: Gloria Romero ought to win...Keep on reading: The MMFF 2018 in a nutshell.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018