Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnOct 11th, 2018

Thailand eases 4-year-old ban on political activities

BANGKOK, Thailand – Thailand partially eased its ban on political activities, the ruling junta announced Friday, September 14,.allowing political parties to recruit new members for the first time in four year as the countdown begins for a much-anticipated national poll.  After the military staged a coup in 2014 to oust then-Prime ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

French Open ’18: From Serena and Rafa to rain, what to know

  PARIS --- As usual, all eyes are on Serena Williams, no matter what --- whether she's attending the most talked-about wedding of the year or practicing at Roland Garros. That she recently engaged in those two activities on consecutive days, in different countries, highlighted what a star she is, in and out of tennis, and added to the buzz that Williams will, indeed, return to play at the French Open, which is what her coach has vowed. Main-draw action begins Sunday in what would be Williams' first Grand Slam tournament in more than a year. The owner of 23 major singles titles, a record for the 50-year Open era, Williams hasn't played on one of her sport's most pres...Keep on reading: French Open ’18: From Serena and Rafa to rain, what to know.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

Lifestyle Buzz: Get Beach Bod Ready With Karylle And Yael Yuzon s Fave (And Guiltless!) Snack

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Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

A Cecile Licad room in Currimao heritage site

Did you know that there is a recreated Ilocos Norte heritage house which boasts a room named after pianist Cecile Licad? Place is Sitio Remedios in Currimao, Ilocos Norte, owned by neurologist Joven Cuanang. The youngest of three children born in Batac town from a couple named Remedios (from whom the resort was named) and Mariano Cuanang who were public school teachers, Cuanang said his parents and their lifestyle were largely influenced by the first batch of Thomasites. The entrance to Sitio Remedios begins on a 70-meter long Avenida de Azucao dotted with stones and boulders that came all the way from Pasuquin town. Just after the chapel, you see rows of Ilocano houses with ...Keep on reading: A Cecile Licad room in Currimao heritage site.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Countdown to SEA Games 2019 Begins

Preparations for the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) 2019 officially came to a full swing Friday evening with the unveiling of a countdown clock at the Bayanihan Park. “The activation of this countdown clock represents our optimism for a future that is full of promises. It symbolizes the common aspirations of our South East […].....»»

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SEAG s 1-year countdown begins

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Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

2019 SEA Games countdown begins

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga --- The one-year countdown for the country’s hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games began Friday night at the Bayanihan Park here. Sports officials from 11 countries in the region headed by Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas, Philippine Sports Commission head Butch Ramirez and PHI SEA Games Organizing Committee chairman Alan Peter Cayetano spearheaded the colorful ceremony as they launched the countdown clock situated in the middle of the huge structure of the biennial meet’s official logo. The event also launched the official theme of the Games ‘We win as One’ with the hashtag #2019SEAGames. Delegates from the participating nations also checked the Games venues including the main hub New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac where the medal-rich sports athletics and swimming are to be held. “After the countdown clock we have 365 days to go so ang ating athletes ay train, train train. Ang atin pong SEA Games organizers ay build, build, build, and then tayo naman ang trabaho natin is to prepare, prepare, prepare. Medyo mahirap na trabaho pero exciting times for Philippine sports and our athletes,” said Cayetano. A total of 56 sports – the most in history - are to be played in the 30th edition of the Games. The country’s fourth hosting of the event since 1981, 1991 and in 2005, where the country became the overall champion.             --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Kalibo Ati-Atihan fiesta extended to 18 days, begins on January 2

AKLAN, Philippines – Religious activities for the forthcoming Santo Niño Ati-Atihan festival in Kalibo, Aklan will now run for 18 days instead of the traditional 10-day celebration. In 2019, Ati-Atihan will be celebrated by devotees, balikbayans and tourists beginning January 2 until January 20, the third Sunday of January. Often known as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

PH begins countdown to hosting SEA Games 2019

ANGELES CITY, Philippines – Mark your calendars! The Philippines has less than a year left until it hosts the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in 2019.  Athletes and sports officials flocked to Bayanihan Park in Angeles City, Pampanga on Friday, November 30, for the grand one year countdown celebration.  "This is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

What Eric has discovered about Kim, Dennis and JC

  As we welcome December, the countdown to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) officially begins. The annual fest is already a part of Pinoys' Christmas tradition. So, it would not be complete without a movie from Regal Entertainment, whose entry this year is "One Great Love," starring Kim Chiu, JC de Vera and Dennis Trillo. The "hugot-bangon" film (which opens on Dec. 25) is directed by my good friend, Eric Quizon.   Since Kim and Dennis come from rival networks, it would be interesting to see how their first team-up pans out. Kim veers away from her usual rom-com portrayals and dares to push the boundaries.   May the story of Zyra (Kim), Carl (JC) an...Keep on reading: What Eric has discovered about Kim, Dennis and JC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Fat-roast goose for the holidays | Inquirer Lifestyle

Fat-roast goose for the holidays | Inquirer Lifestyle.....»»

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Inquirer Lifestyle’s Best Desserts partners with Honestbee to take care of your sweet cravings

MANILA, Philippines - Craving for a cake, maybe a pastry or anything sweet, but you're in the middle of something and traffic is---as always---bad out there? Well, your craving is taken care of as Inquirer Lifestyle's Best Desserts partners with delivery app, Honestbee, to bring some of the best desserts on its list to your doorstep. The partnership has come in time for the holidays when desserts top the list of most gatherings. Honestbee takes the hassle out of driving through the busy, grid-locked streets by picking up and delivering your orders. This is sweetness combined with convenience. Almost 20 home-based bakers from the Inquirer Lifestyle's most-followed Best Desserts list...Keep on reading: Inquirer Lifestyle’s Best Desserts partners with Honestbee to take care of your sweet cravings.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018
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HAPPENING NOW: An enchanting reveal of our grand Christmas spectacle. The Chris…

HAPPENING NOW: An enchanting reveal of our grand Christmas spectacle. The Christmas tree lighting ceremony officially marks the start of our festive celebrations in this most wonderful time of the year. Come, TEASE THE SEASON at City of Dreams and celebrate the holidays with our line-up of activities and promotions, carefully curated for you and… link: HAPPENING NOW: An enchanting reveal of our grand Christmas spectacle. The Chris….....»»

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Nike celebrates Manila s basketball culture with Battle Force Manila , Iconic Air Force 1

This season, Nike celebrates the undeniable passion of basketball through Battle Force Manila - the ultimate expression of basketball culture within its community in Manila. With Battle Force Manila, Nike calls on Filipinos to be bold and let their passion manifest through basketball, dance, rap and art by giving them an arena where hard work, competition, creativity and self-expression can shine.  Battle Force Manila kicks off with a series of activities helmed by selected iconic personalities who have their passion and influence spread to their communities, inspiring people to let their inner potential and ambition shine through.    The line-up of these iconic personalities – Katrina Guytingco and Thirdy Ravena for basketball, Gab Valenciano and AC Lalata for dance; Loonie for rap and Kayo Casio for art - will enable participants with crafty tips and motivation through a series of videos that will be released, to refine their talent and prepare to battle. The battles will culminate in a grand finale where finalists will showcase the results of their hard work, grit and determination and battle it out to emerge as champions of basketball, dance, rap and art. This year, the brand calls for greater participation among women in all the battles with their sheer presence and growing voice of strength and empowerment in their communities. In support of this rallying cry particularly in sport, female ballers will experience training programs tailored especially for her at the Nike Hyper Court for the first time ever, alongside other activities to compete in and unleash her love for the game.   At the heart of Battle Force Manila is the iconic Air Force 1, serving as a source of inspiration with its legacy immortalized in the basketball arena. This year, Nike commissioned Blank Canvas Collective – an invitation to a curated group of creatives - Kayo Cosio, Lari Gazmen, Jade Suayan and Quiccs - to showcase their labour of love of basketball culture through reimagined expressions of the iconic sneakers. Tribute to the Nike Air Force 1 will continue throughout the month with a new unique design dropping every Friday for the entire month.  “Basketball is an integral part of Filipinos’ lives. With Battle Force Manila, Nike celebrates how the game has influenced the culture and lifestyle of athletes, artists, dancers and musicians; on and off the court,” says Jino Ferrer, Country Marketing Manager of Nike Philippines. “With the talent and influence of local iconic personalities, the reimagining of the Air Force 1 alongside our call-out for a stronger participation of women this season, we aim to invoke self-expression while pushing boundaries of ambition and creativity.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

FIBA taps Kobe Bryant as Basketball World Cup 2019 global ambassador

FIBA press release BEIJING - Former NBA and USA national team superstar Kobe Bryant on Wednesday was revealed as a FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 global ambassador. Over the course of a stellar 20-year career, Bryant won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and two Olympic gold medals with the USA. He is widely considered to be one of the best players in basketball history and among the world's greatest athletes. His popularity in China is second to none and this is reflected by the fact that he ranks as the most followed NBA player on Chinese social media, where he has some 6.84 million followers. Bryant joins Yao Ming in becoming an ambassador for basketball's biggest competition. As a global ambassador, Bryant will help promote the World Cup and take part in activities on the Road to China 2019 as well as at the first-ever 32-team edition of FIBA's flagship competition. "Growing up in Italy and spending many years visiting China, I have always appreciated the global impact that basketball has had on the positive development of young people," Bryant said. "I'm honored FIBA has invited me to serve as an ambassador for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. I hope my participation inspires and motivates the best players from the 32 participating teams to represent their respective country on the world's biggest stage. I look forward to seeing who will lift the trophy next year." FIBA President Horacio Muratore welcomed the latest FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 global ambassador. "We're thrilled and honored to have a basketball and sporting legend of Kobe Bryant's caliber join us in building up to next year's World Cup," he said. "This speaks to the impressive stature of our flagship competition. With a record number of participating teams and as the culmination of the ongoing Qualifiers, the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China will be a truly unique event and the sporting fixture of 2019. "Kobe has proudly represented the USA on the world's biggest stages, where he's achieved the highest successes. As such, it's only fitting to have him take on this role ahead of our biggest-ever competition." Announcing Bryant as a global ambassador is the latest in an impressive list of exciting activities taking place ahead of the World Cup. Previous ones have included: unveiling Yao Ming as the first ambassador; revealing the competition's logo and mascot; the start of the World Cup Qualifiers to determine the 31 teams joining hosts China; and marking 100 days to the start of China 2019 with the presentation of Tissot countdown clocks in all eight host cities. Before the competition tips off on August 31, more activities and milestones will take place, including the launch of the Trophy Tour and the competition's draw on March 16, in Shenzhen......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018