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Lifestyle Buzz: Brave June s Gush Of Rains With These Must-Haves And Special Promos!

Summer has ended, but the fun and excitement aren't over yet!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnJun 13th, 2018

Lifestyle Buzz: Definitely No FOMO As We Bring You What s Hot In Filipino Leisure!

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Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Riding high again, Team Lakay lauded by ONE chairman as best team in Asia

At the end of 2017, Benguet-based MMA stable Team Lakay found themselves on a bit of a downslide. After riding high for the latter part of 2016 and most of 2017, the team absorbed a number of bitter losses, including the KO loss that cost Eduard Folayang his ONE Championship Lightweight world title. Now, a little over seven months into 2018, Team Lakay is once again reaching new heights. 2018 saw flyweight star Geje Eustaquio become the interim flyweight world champion in January, and then unify the titles against Adriano Moraes in June. Friday at ONE: Reign of Kings in Manila, Team Lakay gained another world champion in bantamweight knockout artist Kevin Belingon, who defeated two-division world champion Martin Nguyen to become the interim ONE Championship Bantamweight World Champion. Team Lakay is also home to reigning BRAVE FC Bantamweight World Champion Stephen Loman. Already with three current world champions in their stable, it’s highly likely that there’s more to come. Former champions Folayang and Honorio Banario are currently tearing it up in the lightweight division, and both of them are very much in the title picture. Strawweight standout and former title contender Joshua Pacio is on a solid streak of his own, with three straight wins via stoppage. The 22-year old could be getting another crack at the championship again soon. While names like Edward Kelly, Danny Kingad, Gina Iniong, and April Osenio are also all part of the top-tier of their respective divisions. It’s shaping up to be yet another banner year for Team Lakay, and head coach Mark Sangiao saw it coming. After all, bouncing back isn’t anything new for the Philippines’ most prestigious MMA team. “Mayroon yung mga time, nasabi ko nung huli, nung unang mga ONE, matatalo kami ng 0-5, pero pinilit namin.” Coach Mark said during the post-fight press conference, Friday evening. “Tinignan namin talaga yung mga kulang, yung mga weak side nila, tapos na-improve hanggang sa bumawi kami, same with sa 2016.” 2016 saw Team Lakay go on a 16-fight winning streak, and then in November of that year, Folayang captured the ONE lightweight crown after dethroning long-time champion Shinya Aoki. “Tapos pumunta sa 2017, medyo may mga nag-pabaya.” Sangiao bared. “Nasabi ko nung huli na babalik yung team na mas-malakas pa.” True enough, Team Lakay has managed to bounce back and has gained even more prestige in the last couple of months. In fact, ONE Championship founder and chairman Chatri Sityodtong has even gone so far as to say that he believes Team Lakay is the best team there is in Asia. “ I have massive respect for all fight teams, but I believe there is no question that Team Lakay is now the #1 fight team in Asia today.” Sityodtong said in a Facebook post. “Despite a very modest budget and limited resources, Mark Sangiao has produced one of the best fight teams in the world. Every fighter on Team Lakay is a genuine monster with outstanding skills, unlimited cardio, and extraordinary gameness.” High praise from the head honcho himself, and the owner of Evolve MMA in Singapore, another one of Asia's most talent-laden MMA stables. With all the success that the team is enjoying now, it’s up to them to keep the momentum going. They've been low, and now they're on a high. There's no doubt that they possess the talent, the skills, and the heart to go even higher......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Daphne Oseña-Paez slams 12 years old as age of sexual consent in PH

Daphne Osea-Paez voiced her support for a petition which aims to increase the age of sexual consent past 12 years old in the Philippines. Osea-Paez, a lifestyle TV host and entrepreneur shared on Twitter a petition which aims to amend the country's current anti-rape law. She is also a Special Advocate for Children of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Philippines. Through the petition, UNICEF Philippines and other organizations advocating for children's rights aim to have more cases of child abuse recognized as child rape. The petition notes that 12 years old is the lowest age of sexual consent among ASEAN countries and calls on the House of Representatives to amend the law. "...Keep on reading: Daphne Oseña-Paez slams 12 years old as age of sexual consent in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

ONE: Joshua Pacio amazed Renzo Gracie with his Baguio Jiu-Jitsu

Friday night's ONE Championship: Reign of Kings card saw the Philippines pulling off a complete four-for-four sweep, capped off by Kevin Belingon's dominant five-round decision win over Martin Nguyen to capture the Interim ONE Bantamweight World Championship.  Arguably most spectacular win however, came from 22-year old Team Lakay strawweight star Joshua 'The Passion' Pacio, who steamrolled through undefeated Thai striker Pongsiri Mitsatit.  Pacio needed just needed three-and-a-half minutes to mount, brutalize, and submit Misatit with a modified armlock, which he playfully christened 'The Passion Lock." "My gameplan is really to get the Rear Naked Choke," Pacio said during the post-fight press conference. "That submission that I did a while ago, I tried it once in training, and tonight I’m so happy that I showcased it on the international stage." After punishing Mitsatit from the mount, Pacio took the Thai's back, and as he said, tried to go for the choke, but ended up grabbing hold of Misati's arm and torquing it back applying pressure on the shoulders and forcing the tapout.  It was a pretty slick submission on the fly for the kid from Baguio City, who's steadily shown improvement in his ground game, and it's all thanks to a special discipline of martial arts.  "It came from that BJJ - Baguio Jiu-Jitsu." Pacio said, with a laugh.  And while it initially started out as a play on words with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Team Lakay's Baguio Jiu-Jitsu is now becoming a massive part of their game, and it has won the team a number of fights, and world titles.  From Eduard Folayang's submission defense against Shinya Aoki, to Geje Eustaquio's well-rounded approach against Adriano Moraes, and Pacio's seven wins via submission, the Baguio-based warriors have taken what was once their supposed weakness and turned into a pivotal part of their game.  “Please don’t underestimate our BJJ, or what we call Baguio Jiu-Jitsu,” Eustaquio warns. “In more time, we will submit you guys.” Eustaquio said after his world championship win over Moraes in Macau last June.  While striking will always be Team Lakay's bread and butter, as they've shown in their performances as of late, their ground game can hang with the best of the best in ONE Championship.  That improvement was the result of years of coming up short and getting criticized for it.  "Of course, we learned from our past. Yung mga criticism na kinain namin noon, hindi namin tinake as a negative, but we take it as a positive thing, and we worked our ass hard." said former ONE Lightweight World Champion Folayang. "Siyempre kaya may Baguio Jiu-Jitsu ngayon, kasi that’s how we do it. We keep on learning from other people that will help us improve the things that we know we are weak on." Making it even more memorable for Pacio, was the fact that one of the legends of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was there to see him pull that crazy submission off.  According to Pacio, sixth-degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and grappling royalty Renzo Gracie, who was scheduled to fight later on in the card, gave the young Pinoy some props after the win.  "Ayun nga, sa dugout kanina, na-amaze siya. Nagpa-picture siya sa akin," Pacio said jokingly, drawing laughs from the media. "Baliktad, nagpa-picture ako sa kanya, tapos tinuro niya din yung depensa nun." Quite the moment for the kid they call "The Passion. "Syempre napaka-laki, kasi once-in-a-lifetime lang yun.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

Lifestyle Buzz: Make Your Way To The Next Big Hits In Beauty This Season!

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Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Krejcikova dedicates Wimbledon doubles title to Novotna

LONDON (AP) — Breaking and creating records weren't the most special parts of winning the Wimbledon women's doubles title for Barbora Krejcikova. Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova, both 22 from the Czech Republic, won their second successive Grand Slam title with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 victory over Kveta Peschke and Nicole Melichar on Saturday. As well as becoming the first pairing since 2003 to win the French Open and Wimbledon back-to-back, they also became the first to claim both the girls' and women's doubles titles at the All England Club, after winning as juniors in 2013. But there was another piece of history that was more poignant for Krejcikova. Their title came exactly 20 years after her mentor and compatriot Jana Novotna won the Wimbledon singles title. Novotna died from ovarian cancer in November last year. As she did at the French Open in June, Krejcikova blew a kiss to the sky following the match. "I'm really, really proud," Krejcikova said. "I think she would be really proud, too." After winning their first major title at the French Open last month, the pair emphatically stopped a comeback attempt from fellow-Czech Peschke and Melichar, who was born in the Czech Republic but moved to Florida shortly after her birth and is a U.S. citizen. With just one point separating the teams after the opening two sets, the third-seeded Krejcikova and Siniakova raised their game against their 12th-seeded opposition to win 28 of 39 points and every game in the deciding set. It had been 15 years since Kim Clijsters and Ai Sugiyama pulled off the 'Channel Slam' of triumphs in Paris and London. "At the beginning of the tournament, I wouldn't have expected this," Siniakova said. "Now I'm here, and we have two titles. It feels just amazing." The pair also created a record of their own by repeating their 2013 junior success. "Juniors, it was also amazing, the feeling," Siniakova said. "But this stage, it's much, much bigger.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Golden State Warriors not just good, they re lucky too

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com LAS VEGAS -- In this town, fates and fortunes can turn drastically any day, hour or minute. A flip of the card, pull of the switch or roll of the dice can make or break souls. Which brings us to NBA Summer League, the Golden State Warriors and the field. The league is holding its annual gathering of executives, coaches and player hopefuls here, and 29 of the 30 NBA teams are wondering about their chances this upcoming season and why the Warriors are the Chosen Ones. Meanwhile, the Warriors, winners of three of the last four championships, are no doubt doing some head-scratching about how a key injury is once again helping their cause and making them stronger. This is about luck, then, and why those chasing the Warriors can’t seem to get a break, and how the Warriors managed to make themselves both good and lucky. There is considerable buzz among the basketball throng in Vegas regarding the Warriors, who are less than a month removed from a convincing sweep of LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals and how they won twice this summer: championship and then free agency. The collective moan from the rest of the NBA seems to say: What the hell? DeMarcus Cousins agreed to a one-year deal with the Warriors for the NBA equivalent of loose change in a sofa: $5.3 million. Just like that, the Warriors added a dominant and versatile center, maybe the best in the game, which made coach Steve Kerr wisecrack about how the Warriors “needed another All-Star.” This was made possible because of a quirky circumstance that caused Cousins a lot of pain, which translated into plenty of gain for Golden State. When Cousins tore his Achilles last spring with the Pelicans, his market value in free agency fell to the floor right along with him. Suddenly, the rest of the league, including the Pelicans, became wary about investing heavily in a hulking center who most certainly would need most of the 2018-19 season to rehab, without any guarantee Cousins would return to form once medically cleared to play. Cousins averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.6 blocks last season, perhaps the best of his career. He turns 28 in late August. Had he avoided injury, he would’ve been far too expensive for the Warriors to afford. They’re well over the luxury tax and are limited to exceptions, which allow them to sign players but only on the cheap. A healthy Cousins was destined to command in excess of $20 million a season, more had he stayed with the Pelicans. “If he’s healthy, he’s the best player at his position in the league,” said Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry. Well, when free agency opened, Cousins’ phone didn’t ring, and you probably know the story by now: He personally called the Warriors and signed up on the spot. His reasoning: If my only choice in this league is a short-term deal, might as well be with the team in the midst of a dynasty. The Warriors understandably were shocked, but why would they be? This isn’t the first time an injury went their way. Steph Curry’s chronic ankle sprains once threatened his career. He underwent surgery in the summer of 2011 and played only 26 games the next season. At that time, Curry was a good player, but far from the superstar who’d win a pair of MVPs and destroy three-point shooting records. So the Warriors were understandably worried, especially once Curry was due a contract extension. The two sides made a compromise that protected both parties: Four years, $44 million. The risk the Warriors took is Curry would continue having ankle issues and never see a full season. Curry’s risk: He’d remain healthy and see his production swell and spend most of that contract as a bargain. A bargain, for sure: At the end of that deal, Curry was the fourth-highest-paid player. On his own team. The upside for the Warriors and Curry: That contract helped them extend Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala and more importantly, add Kevin Durant. When you’re good and lucky -- remember, the Warriors won their first title over the Cavs when Cleveland was largely without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, and beat the Rockets last spring after Chris Paul suffered a series-ending hamstring injury -- then you get plenty of rings. The beauty of the Cousins situation is the Warriors don’t need him during the regular season. This was mentioned more than a few times by rival general managers and coaches in Vegas. Cousins’ rehab is expected to require another five or six months -- full recovery form Achilles surgery is usually a year -- yet there’s no rush. Golden State won 73 games a few years ago without him and won 58 games last season on cruise control. They can wait until next spring, where Cousins could return, say, in March and use the final few weeks as a warm-up for the playoffs. After using the likes of the plodding Zaza Pachulia and quirky JaVale McGee in the middle, the Warriors are legit at center. Cousins fits the Warriors’ style because he can shoot 3s and is a willing and efficient passer from the high and low post. “That’s really an area where they’ve struggled and been inconsistent,” said Gentry, a former Warriors assistant coach before taking the top job in New Orleans. “It’s going to be a position where they make an upgrade." Meanwhile, Houston lost Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute, a pair of athletic swingmen, this summer from free agency and therefore aren’t a better team on paper than last season, although the Rockets might soon add Carmelo Anthony, for whatever that’s worth. The Lakers welcome LeBron, but they didn’t get Paul George, who stayed in Oklahoma City, and the idea of trading for Kawhi Leonard this season remains a fantasy, at least for now. Which means the Warriors are once again the odds on favorites across town in the Vegas casinos to sip champagne next June. “Hey, that’s the NBA,” said Gentry with a shrug. “It’s supposed to be that way. You’re supposed to put out the best team you can. It’s up to the rest of us to catch them. They’ve put together a great team, drafted great, and guys in free agency wanted to come there. That’s what it’s all about. We have to pick up our game, it’s not that they should say, 'Oh we’re too good, let’s give away players.’ We all have to find a way to catch them, not them coming back to us.” Damian Lillard, the star guard for the Trail Blazers, spoke for the field when he said: “It's just going to get tougher and tougher. It is what it's always been, but just a little tougher. But you know what? Once the season starts, we gotta go. Nobody’s got time to be out there, not having fun and being stressed and all that BS. We gotta find to make it happen.” Twenty-nine teams, and especially the contenders in the West, are at a disadvantage regarding the Warriors because of a lack of All-Stars; not only do the Warriors now have five, but they’re all in their prime years. It’s one thing to try to be as good as the Warriors. Nowadays, you must rise to their level of luck as well. Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or 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 NewsJul 12th, 2018

TIMELINE: Thai cave rescue

  The unprecedented mission to evacuate the "Wild Boar" football team and their coach from a flooded Thai cave entered its end game Tuesday as rescuers said they will guide the remaining four boys and their coach to freedom. The last part of the complex operation, which has gripped Thailand and dominated global headlines, could put an end to the 18-day saga that started when the team entered the cave on June 23. Here is a timeline of the efforts: Saturday, June 23 The youngsters, aged between 11 and 16, and their 25-year-old coach enter the Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand during heavy rains after football practice. They are reported missing after the b...Keep on reading: TIMELINE: Thai cave rescue.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Duterte OKs Palayan City Hub as IT park

  PALAYAN CITY --- The business hub here, designed to house a government center and call centers for 12,000 agents, is now officially an information technology park (ITP).   President Rodrigo Duterte issued Proclamation No. 526 on June 25 designating the 3-ha complex as an ITP to be known as the Palayan City Government Center and Business Hub (PCBH) as endorsed by the board of the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza).   Peza Director General Charito Plaza and Alloy MTD Philippines President Nicholas David signed the documents that formally recognized PCBH as a special economic zone during rites held at the Peza office in Taguig City on Friday &nb...Keep on reading: Duterte OKs Palayan City Hub as IT park.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

AboitizPower Subsidiary Helps Nourish Schoolkids’ Minds and Bodies

Students of Bato Elementary School in Toledo City, Cebu didn’t know what was going to happen on the morning of June 27, but they were certain it was something special. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have been called to gather inside one classroom, with some of them even spilling over into the corridor outside. By the time […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Lifestyle Buzz: Welcome Gloomy July With These Hot Deals And Diversions A-Rainin !

Here are some things to look forward to this month!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Finance dep’t estimates 4.9% June inflation

THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) expects that inflation in June quickened further to a fresh six-and-a-half year high as seasonal rains pushed vegetable prices higher and households spent on education-related items as the new school year began......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Bong Go’s ‘Sapatos Ni SAP, Tsinelas Ka-Swap’ Honors Inspiring Cebuanos

Ten Cebuanos from different walks of life with inspiring stories were honored as the first beneficiaries of “Sapatos ni SAP, Tsinelas Ka-Swap” in Cebu City on Thursday, June 28. Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go launched this initiative to reach out to indigents across the nation to give them not just […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

MisOcc new brgy, SK officials take oath

TANGUB CITY, Misamis Occidental, June 27 (PIA)--More than 4,000 newly elected barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Officials in the province of Misamis Occidental take their oath before Special Assi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Feature: Building resilience of SPED students

Special Education teacher in San Fernando City ensures all her students are safe upon reaching the designated evacuation area after the earthquake drill on June 21. (JDS/PIA La Union) SAN FERNANDO CIT.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

MisOcc new brgy, SK officials take oath

TANGUB CITY, Misamis Occidental, June 27 (PIA)--More than 4,000 newly elected barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Officials in the province of Misamis Occidental take their oath before Special Assi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Gunman in Fr. Nilo’s slay caught in P’panga

Police operatives have arrested an alleged leader of a crime group in Arayat town who confessed to be the man who shot dead Fr. Richmond Nilo in nearby Nueva Ecija last June 10. In a special report submitted to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) by Supt. Lito Patay,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Pia Wurtzbach makes special connection with Super Junior’s Siwon

Pia Wurtzbach has finally been able to answer a K-pop idol's invitation to watch Super Junior's show three years after he invited her. But first, some background on Wurtzbach's fangirl days: Miss Universe 2015 had --- or perhaps has --- a major crush on Super Junior's Siwon, at least according to tweets from 2009 where she described him as "super hot" and fantasized him as her husband. She can't be blamed, given Siwon's hunky good looks and talent. After her Miss Universe win in 2015, the K-pop star congratulated Wurtzbach through an Instagram comment and invited her to the next Super Show. Last Saturday, June 30, the meeting which has been years in the making was finally fulfi...Keep on reading: Pia Wurtzbach makes special connection with Super Junior’s Siwon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

All aboard! Hello Kitty bullet train debuts in Japan

TOKYO, Japan –  A sleek "Hello Kitty" bullet train festooned with images of the global icon from Japan began services on Saturday, June 30, drawing hundreds of fans to its opening ceremony. The special white and shocking pink shinkansen or bullet train departed from Hakata station in Fukuoka ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

DongYan, Kapag Nahati Ang Puso cast in Iloilo this Saturday

GMA Network is capping off the month of June with a very special treat to loyal Kapusong Ilonggos as GMA Regional TV (RTV) treats them to not just one, but two events this Saturday (June 30), with no less than Kapuso Primetime King and Queen Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera leading the list of participating […] The post DongYan, Kapag Nahati Ang Puso cast in Iloilo this Saturday appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018