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WATCH: Asia s Got Talent alumna Gerphil Flores, fiance Brad Libanan s save the date video

MANILA, Philippines — Asia's Got Talent runner-up 2015 Gerphil Flores is set to marry her fiance Brad Libanan on July 21. The announcement was made in a save the date video by Nice Print Photography. Gerphil and Brad got engaged last July 2018.  In an Instagram post, Gerphil shared a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019

NBA celebrates banner season in the Philippines

NBA Philippines press release MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The 2018-19 NBA season marked a banner year for the NBA in the Philippines, as the league saw growth across broadcast viewership, NBA League Pass subscriptions, social media consumption, and more. [Watch the Playoffs on NBA League Pass for 30% less with this limited time offer! Select Annual package and use code SAVE30 at checkout to redeem] “As we near the culmination of this incredible NBA season, the NBA’s remarkable growth in the Philippines speaks to the league’s impact and relevance to the country’s millions of passionate NBA fans,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson. “The NBA’s commitment to innovation has provided Filipinos with a multitude of ways to experience the energy and excitement of the game. With the continued support of our partners, we look forward to building on this season’s success and taking the league’s popularity in the Philippines to even greater heights in the years to come.” Below are the highlights from the 2018-19 NBA season in the Philippines: Regular-Season Viewership 5.4M – The most-watched regular-season game in the Philippines during the 2018-19 season reached a peak audience of 5.4 million viewers on ABS-CBN. Through April 2019, average audience for live NBA games was up 15% and 87% year-over-year across ABS-CBN S+A and Basketball TV, respectively, reaching its highest mark since the 2016-17 season. 21% – Through April 2019, average audience of live, delayed and on-demand broadcasts of NBA games was up 21% year-over-year across ABS-CBN S + A, Basketball TV and FOX Sports, reaching the highest average audience since the 2016-17 season. NBA League Pass Growth 84% – Through March 2019, NBA League Pass subscribers in the Philippines increased 84% year-over-year, marking the largest year-over-year growth since 2012-13 season. To date, the Philippines ranks fourth in NBA League Pass subscribers among markets outside the U.S. and China and second in Asia-Pacific. Social Media 10.6M – The NBA’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts have more than 10.6 million combined followers from the Philippines, the most of any country outside of the U.S. 5.5M – Viewers from the Philippines to the NBA’s global YouTube Channel watched 5.5 million hours of content during the 2018-19 season, the most of any country outside of the U.S. 3.7M – Followers of the NBA Philippines Facebook page increased 15% year-over-year, making it the largest regional NBA Facebook page at over 3.7 million fans. Marketing Partnerships and Events 14 – Following the announcement of Vivo as Official Smartphone of the NBA in the Philippines, this season the league has a record 14 partners in the country.   2M – The Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska achieved its highest participation numbers ever in 2019 - more than 59,000 players and coaches - and has reached more than two million players, parents and coaches across more than 190 cities and municipalities since 2007. Merchandise 62% – NBA merchandise sales from the Philippines on NBAStore.com have increased 62% year-over-year.   The NBA Finals 2019 tip off in the Philippines on Friday, May 31 on ABS-CBN, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 30th, 2019

Duterte reappoints Mon Tulfo as special envoy for public diplomacy to China

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte has extended the appointment of broadcaster and columnist Ramon “Mon” Tulfo, Jr. as his special envoy for public diplomacy to China. According to a document released by Malacañang on Tuesday, Tulfo will continue to hold the position he first held on October 2018 for another six months. Duterte signed Tulfo’s appointment […] The post Duterte reappoints Mon Tulfo as special envoy for public diplomacy to China appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2019

MondelēzInternational delivers strong progress against its sustainability and mindful snacking goals

MANILA, Philippines. – May 17, 2019 – Mondelez Philippines today shared its 2018 Global Impact Progress Report, announcing significant progress against its 2020 Impact Goals. The report highlights how the world’s leading snacking company meta major global well-being target, achieving 15 percent of net revenue from portion control snacks, two years ahead of expectations. The […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 17th, 2019

JBC starts application process for Carpio’s Supreme Court replacement

MANILA, Philippines – The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has started the application process for the replacement of Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza, retiring in October and September respectively. The JBC has announced the opening on its website with details on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News6 hr. 3 min. ago

3 astronaut, ligtas na nakauwi sa Earth

Manila, Philippines – Ligtas na nakauwi sa Earth nitong Martes, Hunyo 25, ang unang crew mula sa International Space Station matapos ang aksidente sa paglo-launch noong 2018 na nagbunga ng pangamba sa space program sng Russia. Sinalubong ng palakpakan sina NASA astronaut Anne McClain, veteran cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko ng Roscosmos, at Canadian Space Agency record-holder […] The post 3 astronaut, ligtas na nakauwi sa Earth appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated News10 hr. 3 min. ago

Pulubing demanding, nang-harass ng motorista sa EDSA

Manila, Philippines –  Huli sa video ang pangha-harass ng isang pulubi sa isang motorista sa EDSA matapos itong tumangging magbigay ng hinihinging P100 limos. Sa video na ibinahagi ni Mane Teodoro nitong Martes, isang lalaking pulubi ang humarang sa kaniya sa loobang bahagi ng north-bound lane malapit sa Guadalupe sa Makati City. Humarang ang pulubi […] The post Pulubing demanding, nang-harass ng motorista sa EDSA appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated News10 hr. 3 min. ago

WATCH: James Harden maintains urgency as title hunt continues

    MANILA, Philippines – Seven seasons into his Houston Rockets career, James Harden is still searching for that elusive championship. Not even a historic 36 points per game season was enough to lift the 2018 Most Valuable Player past the now-fallen Golden State Warriors dynasty in the wild ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News18 hr. 4 min. ago

Rockets goal for next season is to get healthy and better, says James Harden

James Harden is coming off yet another MVP-caliber season, leading the Houston Rockets to another post-season berth, after what was a rocky start to the season.  Facing a litany of injuries to key players like Chris Paul and Clint Capela, Harden went on a historic run that saw him score 30-plus points in 32 straight games to pull the Rockets back into the playoff picture from an 11-13 record.  "Just the will, finding the will to win games," Harden said of his stellar streak. The 2018 NBA Most Valuable Player is currently in the Philippines for his two-day adidas Free To Harden Manila 2019 tour, and was able to answer some questions from the media, Wednesday.  "Throughout that 32-games, it was a stretch of scoring, throughout the other course of the games, it was maybe assists, it was maybe defense, a variety of things." "I think every game is it’s own challenge and you have to find ways to impact the games and try to win the games, and so, throughout the course of the season, you might have injuries, you might have guys out of the lineups, you can’t let that sidetrack you, you have to focus on winning that game, and that was kind of my mindset," he continued.  While the Rockets did make it back into the postseason, finishing with another 50-win season and the fourth seed in the tough Western Conference, they again saw their title dreams come to a crashing halt at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, who just a season prior, eliminated them in Game 7 the Western Conference Finals.  With the Warriors' spot at the top of the Western Conference now in question due to the looming free agency as well as injuries to key guys in Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, Harden says that the Rockets just need to get better to put themselves in a position to contend for the title again.  "Just get a little bit better, that’s all we can do, from an individual [standpoint], myself, Chris, Clint, PJ, Eric, all guys get a little bit better, and then for the front office to bring in more skilled, more talented guys that have championship nature and want to win into the locker room. [We need] to continue to put ourselves in that position," he explained. "I think two years ago, we were so successful, we were one game away from the Finals because we had vets, we had guys that’s been through it throughout the course of the league for a long time, they had longevity in the NBA, and then last year we just went through so much adversity as far as injuries and trades, and we fought through it and we still got to a top-4 seed in the west. [We just need to] keep healthy, keep getting better, and just try to put ourselves in a position to be successful," Harden added.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

Dengue nangungunang sanhi ng pagkakaospital ng mga Pinoy

Manila, Philippines – Natuklasan ng PhilCare Wellness Index 2019 na dengue ang nangungunang sanhi ng pagkakaospital ng mga Pilipino. Ayon kay lead researcher at University Professor Dr. Fernando Paragas sa press briefing ngayong Miyerkules, Hunyo 26, 19% ng mga respondente ng pag-aaral ay nagkaroon ng kaanak na naospital noong 2018 at 42.63% sa mga ito […] The post Dengue nangungunang sanhi ng pagkakaospital ng mga Pinoy appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

Marinduque Rep Velasco, pambato ng PDP-Laban sa speakership

Manila, Philippines – Si Marinduque Representative Lord Alan Velasco ang napili ng Partido ng Demokratikong Pilipino-Laban (PDP-Laban) para maging susunod na House Speaker sa 18th Congress. Si Senator Manny Pacquiao ang nag-anunsiyo nito sa pamamagitan ng video conference mula Los Angeles, umaga ngayong Miyerkules (Manila time). Kamakailan, ang mga miyembro ng  PDP-Laban ay pumirma ng […] The post Marinduque Rep Velasco, pambato ng PDP-Laban sa speakership appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

Bela Padilla, JC Santos balik tambalan sa pelikula

Manila, Philippines –  Balik tambalan si JC Santos at Bela Padilla para sa kanilang ikatlong big screen project. Ito ay matapos ang pagtatambal nila sa dalawang romance-drama films na “100 Tula Para Kay Stella” (2017) at “The Day After Valentines” (2018). Ang pelikulang ikakasa ay nasa ilalim ng direksyon ni Irene Villamor na siyang may-akda […] The post Bela Padilla, JC Santos balik tambalan sa pelikula appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019

Kiefer Ravena back at Gilas practice after long layoff

MANILA, PhilippinesKiefer Ravena is back after being out for over a year. Ravena on Monday made his first basketball appearance since May 2018 after being suspended by FIBA for unknowingly taking a pr.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019

‘Mindanaw’ ni Juday balak isali ni Brillante Mendoza sa MMFF 2019

Balak isali sa 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival ang pelikulang “Mindanaw” nina Judy Ann Santos at Allen Dizon mula sa direksyon ni Brillante Mendoza. Sa nakaraang 2018 MMFF, naging kontrobersyal ang ipinasok na movie ni Direk Brillante na “Alpha: The Right To Kill.” Balitang nagustuhan naman ito ng MMFF Selection Committee pero biglang nagkaroon ng […] The post ‘Mindanaw’ ni Juday balak isali ni Brillante Mendoza sa MMFF 2019 appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019

Impressions: Vivo s port-less Apex 2019 concept phone

MANILA, Philippines – Over the past two years, Vivo's been making a push to be known as an innovator in the field. In 2018, they made noise with their full-screen design aided by a pop-up camera and an in-display fingerprint scanner. At first, these things felt like novelties that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

Right time to invest in Metro Manila property?

A part from being an economist and columnist for this paper, I am also a business owner of a medium-sized food group and a country head of an American multi-national firm. Like many involved in the food business and investments, 2017 and 2018 were good years for us. The favorable business conditions in our industries is something we are grateful for and do not take for granted......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

COA asks Cavite gov t to explain P4.95 million paid to consultants

  MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (COA) asked the Cavite provincial government to explain the P4.95 million paid to 24 consultants and to justify why these consultants were hired in 2018. In an audit report, COA said the consultants were hired without the "assurance that their service were beyond the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

Kiefer Ravena tougher, wiser heading to basketball return

MANILA, Philippines – Kiefer Ravena said he has come out from his FIBA-imposed suspension a better person and athlete as he nears his basketball comeback.  Ravena, who has not played in the PBA and for Gilas Pilipinas since May 2018, will return to practice on Monday, June 24 – ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2019

Tasting Filipino dishes in Seoul

Tasting Filipino dishes in Seoul [VIDEO] Korea Times For my last six months in the Philippines, I bid farewell to all the things I love - the walls of Intramuros in Manila, pedicab bicycle transporta.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 21st, 2019

PAGASA spots low pressure area outside PAR

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Forecasters are closely monitoring a low pressure area (LPA) located outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). In a Facebook Live video ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019