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LOOK: Actress Yassi Pressman meets sister after 22 year...

LOOK: Actress Yassi Pressman meets sister after 22 year........»»

Category: entertainmentSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesDec 19th, 2017

WATCH: Yassi Pressman and Sam Milby teams up in Ang Pambansang Third Wheel

MANILA, Philippines – The trailer for the movie Ang Pambansang Third Wheel, starring Yassi Pressman and Sam Milby was released earlier this week on Monday, January 29. Directed by Ivan Andrew Payawal, the movie sees Yassi's character as always the third wheel in the relationship. She later meets Neo (Sam), ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Federer deflects attention to Nadal, Djokovic in Australia

By John Pye, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer prefers to think of Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic as the favorites for the Australian Open title, despite entering as defending champion and coming off a worry-free preparation. "I play down my chances just because I don't think a 36-year-old should be a favorite of a tournament," Federer said Sunday on the eve of the year's first Grand Slam tournament, "It should not be the case. "That's why I see things more relaxed, you know, at a later stage of my career." The 19-time major winner can afford to relax slightly longer, given the half of the draw that he shares with Djokovic doesn't start until day two. Top-ranked Nadal will get under way Monday night against Victor Estrella Burgos on Rod Laver Arena, where he lost the final in five sets to Federer last year. All four singles finalists were 30 or older here last year in what became a tournament for the ages, and three of them are back. Serena Williams beat her older sister Venus Williams in the final to capture an Open era-record 23rd major here last year but decided against defending her title because she didn't have enough time to recover from health issues after a complicated childbirth in September. Venus Williams is seeded fifth and is second match scheduled on center court to get her 77th major under way with a challenging opener against Belinda Bencic. She's 4-0 in career head-to-heads against 20-year-old Bencic — who reached a career-high No. 7 ranking in 2016 and who helped Federer win the Hopman Cup title for Switzerland earlier this month — but is coming off an abbreviated preparation that included a loss in the second round to eventual champion Angelique Kerber at the Sydney International last week. At 37, Venus Williams among the top contenders at Melbourne Park. Others in action on Monday include seventh-seeded Jelena Ostapenko, who meets Francesca Schiavone in a match featuring current vs. former French Open champions, No. 2-ranked Caroline Wozniacki, who opens against Mihaela Buzarnescu, and U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens against Zhang Shuai. Simona Halep is the No. 1 seed in the women's draw, and one of six women who can hold the No. 1 ranking at the end of the Australian Open. Halep, who has had back-to-back first-round exits on her last two trips to Melbourne Park, opens on day two against Australian wild-card entry Destanee Aiava. Only two men can hold the top ranking in the first week of February — Nadal or Federer — regardless of what No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov or No. 4 Alexander Zverev or anybody else does in Melbourne. Federer returns in contrasting circumstances to his appearance in 2017, when he was coming off a six-month break for an injured left knee and had low expectations about ending a Grand Slam title drought that dated to Wimbledon in 2012. "This year I hope to win the first few rounds and get rolling hopefully, whereas last year I was just hoping to win," a match, Federer told his pre-tournament news conference Sunday. "It was more of a 'let's see what happens' kind of tournament, maybe similar to what Novak or Stan (Wawrinka) or others are going through this year." Six-time Australian Open winner Djokovic has been sidelined for six months with an injured right elbow, returning with a remodeled service motion, and 2014 champion Wawrinka has also been out of the game since Wimbledon after surgery on his knee. Nadal, who won the French and U.S. Open titles last year, has also had a limited preparation restricted to couple of exhibition matches last week as he recovers from a sore knee. None of that makes them any less of a threat to Federer. "Rafa, with the year that he's had, and Novak with the six titles he's had here, even if it's unknown how he's feeling, they could very well be the favorites, too," Federer said. "If you're in the draw, you give yourself a chance. That's what happened for me last year — all ended up way better than I thought it would, as you know.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

LOOK: Rachelle Ann Go meets Keira Knightley

MANILA, Philippines  – After meeting Emma Stone weeks back, singer and actress Rachelle Ann Go got the chance to meet British actress Keira Knightley after her a performance of Hamilton in London. "What a way to end the year [Hamilton West End] with Keira Knightley in the crowd! I have to be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Yassi Pressman admits breaking down because of bashers

MANILA, Philippines — If she is not in the front of the camera today and enjoying the spotlight of showbiz, actress Yassi Pressman said she will probably at.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2017

Meet the first Filipina endorser of 106-year-old skincare brand

Congratulations are in order anew for Yassi Pressman whom The Manila Times reported to have celebrated her 10th year in show business just last week. Shortly after her feature article was published, Pressman’s talent management, Viva Artists Agency, announced that the 22-year-old had been chosen by iconic skincare brand Nivea as its very first Filipina [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 30th, 2017

Proud daddy s girl: Yassi Pressman on being raised by single dad

MANILA, Philippines — It is no secret how actress Yassi Pressman loves her father Ronnie, just like every “daddy’s girl” out there......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2017

Meet Issa Pressman, Yassi's "napaka-talented" sister

Meet Issa Pressman, Yassi's "napaka-talented" sister.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsApr 14th, 2017

‘Ang Probinsyana’: Yassi Pressman on glamour and beauty

MANILA, Philippines — “Ang Probinsyano” lead actress Yassi Pressman does not keep her glamour and beauty to herself......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 7th, 2017

Yassi Pressman on rumor linking her sister to Gab Valenciano: 'Ay, naku, naloka lang po ako!'

Yassi Pressman on rumor linking her sister to Gab Valenciano: 'Ay, naku, naloka lang po ako!'.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsSep 30th, 2016

KC Concepcion s half sister joins Miss Universe-Sweden

MANILA, Philippines - Cloie Skarne, the 21-year-old half sister of actress KC Concepcion is one of the candidates of Miss Universe-Sweden 2016......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2016

Yassi Pressman does not want to be branded as sexy actress

Yassi Pressman does not want to be branded as sexy actress.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsAug 10th, 2016

Moody’s Analytics sees faster Q1 growth

By Melissa Luz T. Lopez Senior Reporter ECONOMIC GROWTH likely picked up pace last quarter though still slower than 2018’s full-year target, Moody’s Analytics said, citing improving exports that added to the boost from upbeat consumer spending and investments. Philippine gross domestic product (GDP) likely grew by 6.8% year-on-year, the sister company of Moody’s Investors […] The post Moody’s Analytics sees faster Q1 growth appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News15 hr. 3 min. ago

Genesis Prize winner Natalie Portman pulls out of Israel ceremony

JERUSALEM (AP) --- U.S. actress Natalie Portman, this year's recipient of a prize dubbed the "Jewish Nobel", has pulled out of the June awards ceremony in Israel because of extreme distress over recent events in the country, the Genesis Prize Foundation said. The foundation said it was informed by Portman's representative that the Jerusalem-born Oscar winner "does not feel comfortable participating in any public events in Israel." Thursday's statement did not refer to specific events that would have prompted Portman's decision. Israel has been criticized for its response to mass protests on the Gaza-Israel border, in which 28 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds wounde...Keep on reading: Genesis Prize winner Natalie Portman pulls out of Israel ceremony.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Kris Aquino returns to ABS-CBN

SHE is so back. Almost two years after leaving ABS-CBN, erstwhile “Queen of All Media” turned “Queen of Digital Infotainment,” was spotted Friday afternoon at the network’s offices on Friday. The homecoming saw Kris Aquino inking a movie project with the station’s sister company, Star Cinema, which was well documented on her Instagram account. In fact, the 47-year-old [...] The post Kris Aquino returns to ABS-CBN appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Who is Sister Patricia Fox and why is Duterte mad at her?

Australian missionary Patricia Fox has been on the headlines since she was detained by the Bureau of Immigration upon orders of President Duterte for having a “foul mouth” and alleged “disorderly conduct.” READ: Duterte: ‘I ordered Australian nun’s probe’ What exactly has the 71-year-old nun done during the 27 years she has been in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Sunshine Cruz receives her college diploma

Actress Sunshine Cruz receives her diploma a year after her college graduation at the Arellano University On Instagram post, Sunshine posted a photo of her diploma which states that sheThe post Sunshine Cruz receives her college diploma appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

LOOK: Sunshine Cruz receives college diploma

One year after her college graduation at 39, Sunshine Cruz was overjoyed to receive her diploma from Arellano University. LOOK: Sunshine Cruz finishes psychology degree The actress posted a picture of the certificate which states that she finished a bachelor's degree in Psychology. She also shared her graduation pictures from the ceremony, where she is seen beaming in her toga, standing tall in studded nude heels as she posed onstage. Cruz finished her studies through the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED)'s alternative education program for working professionals. Last August 2017,...Keep on reading: LOOK: Sunshine Cruz receives college diploma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 17th, 2018

Bureau of Immigration detains Australian missionary nun

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Monday, April 16, detained 71-year-old Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox, said the news service of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). CBCP News said Fox is a missionary with the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Engaged wrestlers John Cena and Nikki Bella break up

NEW YORK --- John Cena and Nikki Bella are no longer getting ready to say "I do." BellatweetedSunday that the professional wrestlers have ended their relationship and asked for privacy. The couple had been together for six years and got engaged a year ago on live TV during a wrestling match. They often took their relationship public, canoodling on red carpets and talking about each other in interviews. Cena has made a successful transition from wrestling to acting, appearing in movies like "Trainwreck" and the new R-rated comedy "Blockers." Bella stars in a reality TV show on E! called "Total Bellas" with her twin sister, Brie. Us Weekly was first to report the breakup....Keep on reading: Engaged wrestlers John Cena and Nikki Bella break up.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

UAAP Volleyball: Bernadeth Pons: Probinsyana with a Superstar Soul

In a time where gadgets have pretty much taken over the lives of majority of the world’s population, Bernadeth Pons prefers to keep things simple. Instead of swiping her phone for the latest news on Twitter or organizing her feed on Instagram, FEU’s Team Captain and graduate of Financial Management would rather spend time inside the athlete’s dormitory to sleep. While that sounds boring, the 21-year old Pons reasons that she needs all the energy she can get to complete her Master’s degree in Business Administration and perform at the highest level in her final season in the UAAP. The 5’7” open spiker is currently the fourth best scorer in the league averaging 15.2 points per match. She is also ranked third in both digging and receiving. Because of her all-around brilliance, there is a fairly good amount of fans on social media who have been campaigning for Pons to be named MVP of Season 80. But, of course, Pons is oblivious to that. In fact, she didn’t even know that she was included in the 34-player wish list of new National Team Head Coach Ramil de Jesus. It took a text message from her younger sister, Melody, who lives in their hometown of Talisay, Negros Occidental for Pons to learn about the development. “Ha? Saan galing yan?” was her honest reply. To Pons, playing for the national team goes beyond her wildest dreams. And while she feels very much honored to have her name considered for a spot, Pons says her current focus is with FEU. After all, it was the school that provided her with a means to fulfill her goals and make her parents proud. From Softball to Volleyball Pons was born in Malolos, Bulacan where her father, Roberto and mother, Maryjen met. A year after her birth, the family moved to Talisay where Roberto started playing baseball recreationally. When his eldest daughter grew big enough to play, she also took a liking to the sport. Pons would even join the boys play catch during her elementary days at Efigenio-Enrica Lizares Memorial School. Unfortunately, there was no softball team for Pons to try-out for. That’s when her classmate, Allen Joy Esponilia invited her to try-out for the volleyball team. “Nung una, sobrang hirap kasi wala talaga akong alam eh. Kahit dig, dig lang, kung saan-saan pumupunta. Nahihiya ako sa ka-partner ko kasi syempre, alam na niya yung basics ng volleyball. Naiiyak na nga ako kasi palagi nalang tumatalsik,” recalled Pons, who was 10 years old at the time. But, the challenge of excelling at a sport where she had no background in challenged the young Pons. Eventually, she learned how to dig up powerful spikes and became a libero. In the fifth grade, she experienced her first major competition by participating in the Palarong Pambansa held in Palawan and representing Region 6 – Western Visayas where she teamed up with Kim Gequillana and Ayel Estraňero. It was the first of five Palarong Pambansa events she would participate in. In those competitions, Pons played against numerous future UAAP stars like Jia Morado, Desiree Cheng, Majoy Baron, Jhoana Maraguinot and a powerhouse Region 7 – Central Visayas squad that featured Sisi Rondina, Dimdim Pacres, Rica Rivera and CJ Saga. Leap of Faith As she got older, Pons began developing her spiking prowess and caught the eye of the legendary Roger Gorayeb, who wanted to bring her to San Sebastian College-Recoletos. But, she was reluctant to leave home. “Wala akong idea about life dito sa Manila. So, hindi ko alam kung tutuloy ba ako or hindi. Dumating sa point na nag-decide kami ng Papa ko na doon nalang sa amin ako mag college,” explained Pons. During her final year in high school in 2013, then FEU Head Coach Shaq delos Santos went to the Regional Meet in Roxas City, Capiz to recruit the reluctant Pons. Delos Santos was persistent in convincing her to come and be a part of his plan to revive the volleyball program of the university. The free education, food and accessibility to the training facilities finally convinced Pons to take a leap of faith.   “Naisip ko, pag doon ako sa probinsya, mamamasahe ako every day, mabigat din sa parents ko. So, yun talaga yung sabi ko, ‘O-oo na ako’. Nag-decide ako na mag go-go na ako sa Maynila,” recalled Pons. For someone who never imagined leaving her hometown, Pons didn’t have any trouble making her mark in the UAAP as she immediately led the Lady Tamaraws in scoring (11.8 points per match) as a rookie. She would become FEU’s leading scorer in each of her UAAP stints which includes Final Four appearances in the past three seasons. Last Stretch Now that Pons is approaching the last stretch of her collegiate career and with FEU in a good position to attain a twice-to-beat advantage in the post-season for the first time since 2009, she is more focused than ever on the task at hand. Should the Lady Tamaraws beat NU in their last elimination round game on Sunday and if Ateneo loses to La Salle, FEU will enter the Final Four as the number two ranked team. But, Pons knows it won’t be easy as the Lady Bulldogs will be out for redemption. “Kami kasi yung unang tumalo sa kanila sa first round. So, palagi namin rine-remind yung bawat isa na yung NU, pipilitin nilang bumawi sa atin. Tapos sila, nothing to lose kasi kahit ano mangyari, number four na sila. Eh tayo, may hinahabol tayo na number two. Hindi puwedeng magpabaya tayo kasi NU pa rin yan. Lalaban at lalaban yan,” shared Pons. It’s been a decade since FEU last won the UAAP Women’s Volleyball title. While Pons has already achieved her initial goal of earning a college degree, she still has that burning desire to give back to the school that gave her the opportunity to help her family and leave a lasting legacy in the process. “Gusto ko maalala nila ako bilang isa sa mga nakapagbalik ng crown sa FEU. Sobrang tagal nang nawala ang FEU sa championship. Yun yung gusto namin ibalik ulit,” declared Pons. All Pons ever wanted was to ease the burden on her parents by graduating from school. The game of volleyball has given her a means to accomplish that and so much more. She’s become one of the UAAP’s brightest stars and may wear the colors of the Philippine flag one day. But, no matter what happens, she will always be that same humble girl from Talisay, inspiring countless others like her to be brave and go for great. Catch Bernadeth Pons and the FEU Tamaraws take on the NU Bulldogs on April 15, Sunday, 12 noon LIVE on S+A, S+A HD, Liga, Liga HD and via livestream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018