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Maxine Medina's mentor dismayed by online bashing of her English skills

Maxine Medina's mentor dismayed by online bashing of her English skills.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepJan 12th, 2017

Pia, Jonas downplay Maxine-Kylie rivalry

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and mentor Jonas Gaffud of the Aces and Queens beauty camp downplayed the reported rivalry between reigning Miss International Kylie Verzosa and Miss Universe 2016 Top 6 finisher Maxine Medina......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated News16 hr. 7 min. ago

Sabi nila umatras na raw ako sa lineup -- Baliton

' em>Sabi nila umatras na raw ako sa lineup /em>.' (They said I should just pull out of the lineup) This and more hurtful messages flooded the cellphone and social media account of University of the East setter Roselle Baliton when her name was included in the 25-man national women’s team pool Tuesday. Criticisms rained down on Baliton and national team coach Francis Vicente when the converted playmaker made the cut. Seasoned setters Kim Fajardo and Rhea Dimaculangan made it to the pool, but the glaring absence of Ateneo de Manila playmaker Jia Morado coupled with Baliton's surprise inclusion drew the ire of rabid volleyball fans.       “Actually noong hindi pa ako nag-online may nagte-text na sa akin (ng masasakit). So naisip ko na sa text pa nga lang meron na so sa internet meron na rin, hindi ko kilala,” said Baliton after the Lady Warriors’ 14-25, 25-18, 15-25, 10-25 loss to University of the Philippines Wednesday in the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.  Vicente defended the decision of the three-man selection committee to include the 6-foot-1 third year player in the pool where he will pick the players that will participate in the Asian U-23 championship in May in Thailand, Asian Women’s Seniors Championship and the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.   The mentor pointed out that he wanted to take advantage of the playmaker’s height and at the same time said that Morado was invited to join the special tryouts last March 12, but failed to show up or inform him of her intent to join the pool. Ateneo officials denied the claim of Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. that they sent invites to their players to participate in the tryouts for NCAA and UAAP volleybelles. LVPI held three open tryouts in Manila, Cebu and Davao. A total of 37 players attended the Manila leg held at Arellano University gym in Taft Ave. last January 28, 29 and 31. Among them were current UAAP players including Jaja Santiago, Ria Meneses, Baliton and Fajardo, who are all in the pool.   Vicente’s reasons for accepting Baliton was unacceptable to fans and the setter absorbed the brunt of criticisms and bashing.  “Sabi, umatras na daw ako sa lineup kasi madami na nagba-bash tapos trending daw ako sa Twitter hindi dahil sa support kundi dahil sa pamba-bash,” said Baliton. The business management student admitted that she was affected with the bashings but as much as possible tried to shrug everything off. “Oo, masakit kasi jina-judge nila si coach na may authority pero ako deadma na lang. Sa internet naman nababasa ko kasi sabog ang notifications ko pero hinayaan ko na lang,” she said. “OK na lang deadma na lang.” “May mga nababasa ako na (hindi maganda) pero ganoon talaga part talaga ng life ‘yun sa pag-grow. Siyempre madami nakatutok sa lineup, sa coaches, sa players, part ‘yun so tanggap lang,” she added. Baliton also accepted the fact that she still has much to improve on especially that she’s just on her first year of conversion into a setter from a middle blocker. “Nahu-hurt din pero kasi accepted ko na sabihin nila na raw pa ako, hilaw pa ako as setter na syempre madami rin naman mas magaling din,” said Baliton. But despite the bashings, Baliton stayed strong with the help of her teammates. It motivated her to improve and prove her critics wrong. “Yes po (mas motivated ako) kasi ‘di ba ang mga negative comments sa akin nasasabayan din ‘yun ng teammates ko na ‘OK lang ‘yun Ate Sel,’” she said. “So nali-lift up pa ako tapos may mga comments din na positive din. So doon na lang ako nagfo-focus kesa ma-down pa ang sarili ko.” “Kasi siyempre madaming tao talaga na gusto ako ma-down pero it’s OK lang part lang din ‘yun,” said the Lady Warrior.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 15th, 2017

Maxine Medina shows off dance skills to the tune of Rodjun Cruz's "Mr. Suave"

Maxine Medina shows off dance skills to the tune of Rodjun Cruz's "Mr. Suave".....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2017

Maxine Medina leads online voting ahead of coronation day

Maxine Medina leads online voting ahead of coronation day.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 30th, 2017

In Focus: The Squad Who's Got Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina's Back

Get to know the very people who’ve helped Maxine get to where she is—from handling her diet and exercise regimen, to polishing her communication skills, to getting her picture-perfect and everything in between!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 29th, 2017

Lazaro leads first batch of national team aspirants

Superstar libero Denden Lazaro is ready to answer the call for another tour of duty. Showing her genuine love for the country and for the sport of volleyball, the former Ateneo de Manila Lady Eagle will spearhead a bumper crop of talents expected to show up for the national women’s team tryouts set Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Arellano gym in Taft Ave., Manila. Lazaro is looking to land a spot for the national squad being formed by Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. (LVPI) that will see action in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “It’s ultimately the honor and privilege to represent the country,” said the 25-year-old Lazaro, who led Ateneo to back-to-back UAAP titles in Season 76 and 77. The multi-awarded libero and host of sports.abs-cbn.com's weekly online show Down the Line also played for the 2015 team that competed in the Singapore edition of the biennial meet alongside ex-Queen Eagle Alyssa Valdez and other former Ateneo teammates Jia Morado and Bea De Leon.     Seasoned head coach Francis Vicente will preside over the three-day tryouts. Also expected to sign up are Aby Marano, who also played in the 2015 SEA Games, Jen Reyes, Mika Reyes, Bang Pineda and Ara Galang. Valdez was the first to express her interest in joining the tryouts as well as sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Santiago-Manabat. The 6-foot-5 Jaja Santiago, however, might be unavailable pending the green light of National University coach and former national team mentor Roger Gorayeb, who announced earlier this week that he will not allow his players from San Sebastian College and NU to join the tryouts to focus on their respective collegiate leagues.       Valdez, meanwhile, will be shooting for a slot when the tryouts move to Cebu and Davao next month as she will debut with 3BB Nokhonnont in the Thailand Volleyball League on January 29. “This is going to be an honest-to-goodness selection process,” said Vicente, who coaches University of the East in the UAAP and Generika in the Philippine Superliga. “More than their skills, talent and height, we want to see their commitment. Representing the country is no easy task. We want to know if they are willing and serious to play for flag and country.” The men’s team tryouts is scheduled at 6:00 a.m. Head coach Sammy Acaylar, who was part of the coaching staff when the Philippines won its last gold medal in the women’s division of the 1993 SEA Games, confirmed that those in his “wish list” like Ranran Abdilla, Mark Gil Alfafara, Ysay Marasigan, Howard Mojica and Rey Taneo would be in attendance to fight for their respective slots in the national team. Based on the blueprint prepared by the two coaches in coordination with LVPI acting president Peter Cayco, a 16-man pool composed of six young, six seasoned and four reserve players will be assembled. But the pool can be increased to 20 players depending on the decision of the selection committee. The six young players will serve as core of the team that would compete in the AVC Asian U23 Women’s Championship in Nakhon Ratchasima while the entire team would be groomed to campaign in the AVC Asian Women’s Seniors Championship in Manila and the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur. Prior to that, the team would be given maximum training and foreign exposure as it is expected to establish training camps in countries like China, Japan and South Korea. “We are eager to bring back the glory of the Philippines in international volleyball,” said Cayco. “That’s why are serious in coming up with a strong team that is capable of giving other countries a run for their money.”      --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 27th, 2017

Joey Reyes defends Maxine Medina from bashers who "speak English with perfect grammar"

Joey Reyes defends Maxine Medina from bashers who "speak English with perfect grammar".....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJan 27th, 2017

Derek Ramsay to Miss Universe-Philippines Maxine Medina's detractors: "Stop the bashing!"

Derek Ramsay to Miss Universe-Philippines Maxine Medina's detractors: "Stop the bashing!".....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJan 25th, 2017

Winwyn Maquez appeals to Pinoy netizens to refrain from bashing Maxine Medina

Winwyn Maquez appeals to Pinoy netizens to refrain from bashing Maxine Medina.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Will Maxine Medina speak Tagalog or English?

Will Maxine Medina speak Tagalog or English?.....»»

Category: moviesSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Dianne Medina unfriends "insensitive friends" on Facebook for bashing cousin Maxine Medina

Dianne Medina unfriends "insensitive friends" on Facebook for bashing cousin Maxine Medina.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Rhett Eala on designing Maxine Medina's Miss Universe gowns

Rhett Eala on designing Maxine Medina's Miss Universe gowns.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News20 hr. 16 min. ago

Maxine Medina's "alta walk" at Manila Fashion Festival: The Next

Maxine Medina's "alta walk" at Manila Fashion Festival: The Next.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsMar 25th, 2017

Beauty queens who joined showbiz

When her reign as Bb. Pilipinas-Universe is over in a month or so, Maxine Medina plans to enter showbiz. Well, she isn’t the first – or the last – beauty queen to do so......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMar 24th, 2017

Maxine Medina on Bb. Pilipinas 2017 candidates: "Be you!"

Maxine Medina on Bb. Pilipinas 2017 candidates: "Be you!".....»»

Category: tvSource:  pepRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2017

Maxine Medina on Bb. Pilipinas 2017 candidates: "Be you!"

Maxine Medina on Bb. Pilipinas 2017 candidates: "Be you!".....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsMar 21st, 2017

Sira-sira Store: Look, ma, no waste

div class="field field-name-field-location field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"> div class="field-label">Location:  /div> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/taxonomy/term/18" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Cebu /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/author/ober-khok" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Ober Khok /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"> THE Telegraph recently published an article by Adam White on what happens to the food served at the Oscars. Be honest—that never crossed your mind; at least, I will admit I never thought that far. So, what happens to the food after one Oscar party ends? Caterers crack their heads, as well as many eggs to make the carbonara, I think, to create outstanding dishes worthy of the stars. According to the article, lavish gourmet dishes are presented but since many Hollywood stars watch their diets like hawks watching their “hawklings” (may I call them that, although baby hawks are called eyas?), “much of the food ends up untouched.” Superstar chef Wolfgang Puck prepares every dish at the Oscars. “Wow, Puck at the Oscars?” my precocious nephew Pannon asked. “You know the guy?” He replied, “Yep. In English folklore, Puck, also known as Robin Goodfellow, is a domestic and nature sprite, demon or fairy. I didn’t know he cooks.” I laughed and said, “Not that Puck. This Puck is an Austrian-American who cooks, and has published a cookbook, Modern French Cooking for the American Kitchen. He is the official caterer for the Academy Awards Governors Ball.” “Aw, I don’t care much about that,” Pannon said and left. My friend Illustracio came a-visiting and heard enough of the conversation. “Obz, if I could gatecrash one of those parties, I’d slip a couple of roast beef slices, spare ribs and meat tarts in my made-to-order pants pocket. It looks like an ordinary pocket, but it has a long waterproof pouch to contain food. I hide it under a trendy trench coat.” “Brilliant idea, Tras. I’ll have one of my pants done that way. But if I were a Hollywood star, I’d eat! After all, it’s just one night.” To subsist on water and crackers for one night is how the article described how the stars keep the fat away. They might turn their backs on chicken pot pie or spare ribs, but to the rescue is Puck. And what he does is worth emulating. According to Oscar executive chef Jackie Kelly, Puck is involved with charity work beyond the kitchen. He has been working with the LA Specialty and Chefs to End Hunger for six years now. Kelly told Salon, an online arts and culture magazine, “Right around 11 at night [on Oscars day], when we know it’s starting to slow down, and the celebrities have moved on, we take a look at what we have left. The short ribs we expect to be left over, because people only take a little bite. The chicken pot pie is always left over, and pasta.” At the end of the party, the crew gets busy packing the leftover food, not to take home, but to give away to people who need. Chefs to End Hunger has targeted recipients of its food donations around Los Angeles, Arizona and Nevada, helping people living in shelters and charities to a gourmet meal. The organization doesn’t only come to life once a year, but throughout the year, with the ravishing Oscar menu as highlight of the food donations, thus giving the awards party some depth and soul. /div> /div> /div>.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsMar 17th, 2017

Reyes, Maizo-Pontillas defend Baliton from bashers

University of the East setter Roselle Baliton has been the subject of ridicule and harsh criticisms of volleyball fans on social media right after her inclusion in the 25-man national women’s team pool. The 6-foot-1 converted playmaker received tons of bashing after national team coach Francis Vicente gave her a slot in the pool alongside seasoned setters Kim Fajardo and Rhea Dimaculangan. His decision was unacceptable to some rabid volleyball fans especially with the non-inclusion of Ateneo de Manila and former national team member Jia Morado. Baliton became the target of cyber-bullying, comparing the skills of Morado to that of the former middle blocker, deeming her undeserving of the spot.    From text messages to comments on different social media platforms, Baliton received hurtful messages.  But the third year player found a pair of defenders in Petron middle blocker Mika Reyes and veteran hitter Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, who are also part of the pool vying for slots in the Final 12 that will see action in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur. Reyes, who has her fair share of bashers on and off the court, gave her support to Baliton. “Naaawa ako sa kanya kasi she doesn't deserve (the bashing). Alam naman natin na newbie siya as a setter. 'Di ba na-convert rin siya from middle blocker to setter,” said the 22-year-old former De La Salle star. “Hindi niya talaga deserve 'yun (panlalait).” Like Baliton, Reyes is also a target of criticisms right when she was still playing for the Lady Spikers where she helped the Taft-based squad win three UAAP titles in her five-year tenure and up until her inclusion in the 2016 FIVB Women’s Club World Championship ‘Magnificent Seven’.   “Ang masasabi ko na lang sa kanya, don't waste your time on them (bashers) kasi kung uubusin mo lang 'yung oras mo sa kanila, maii-stress ka lang,” Reyes’ piece of advice for Baliton. “Be thankful na lang nag-uubos sila ng oras sa'yo.” Maizo-Pontillas also expressed sympathy to the embattled playmaker. “Naawa ako sa kanya kasi syempre nag-tryout lang naman siya,” said the former University of Sto. Tomas star and multi-awarded hitter. “Wala siyang kasalanan na napasok siya (sa pool).” “Sobra ng naba-bash kaya sabi ko. ‘Kawawa naman ang batang to, bata pa lang sobrang dami nang bashers’,” she added. “Sana ma-overcome niya ang mga nangyayari sa kanya.” Two years ago, Maizo-Pontillas was also drawn in a controversial national women’s team selection for the 28th SEA Games in Singapore. She joined the tryouts but was dropped in the Final 12 selected by then head coach Roger Gorayeb. Fans were also fuming mad with the decision to cut her from the squad and then directed their criticisms to the then Ateneo rookie Bea De Leon.     ---     Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 16th, 2017

Seares: English? Least of Manny’s woes

div class="field field-name-field-location field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"> div class="field-label">Location:  /div> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/taxonomy/term/18" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Cebu /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-field-author field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/author/atty-pachico-seares" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Atty. Pachico A. Seares /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-field-column field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/column/news-sense" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">News Sense /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"> CONCLUDING his questioning of Arthur Lascañas in last Monday’s Senate hearing, Sen. Manny Pacquiao moved “to contempt” the retired police officer. What got ribbing, if not outright ridicule, in media forums and site soon after he said it, wasn’t Pacquiao’s move to punish Lascañas for his contradictory testimonies. It was for saying “I move to contempt,” over which grammar police promptly raised noise about mayhem on the language. strong>It’s the content /strong> And yet inability to speak good English is not the handicap that matters. Not in his job as senator, where he can speak in Tagalog and have his remarks in English written by some ghostwriter. His first privileged speech as senator, in August 2016, was noticed “for its biblical tones and his religious belief,” not its English. What angers critics online and in radio talk shows could be that treads on august Senate grounds. They didn’t mind him as member of the House (which he served two straight terms starting 2010). They just can’t associate him with the likes of Jose Diokno and Lorenzo Tañada. But “desecration” of the Senate started long ago when senators were elected not on the basis of intellect but on their being household names and entertainers. strong>Vulnerable spot /strong> That means some thinking before he opens his mouth or does anything else verbal. A requirement that applies not only to him but to all others who call themselves senator, congressman or president. A major vulnerable spot is Manny’s apparent inexperience and naivete in politics. He may be used by veteran politicians to do the dirty job for them, which was suspected when he moved to declare vacancies that resulted in the “massacre” of Liberal Party senators. strong>Knowing the job /strong> Last Feb. 17, when he declared that homosexuals behave worse than animals, he might have believed he was promoting “better moral conduct.” Being senator, he said shortly after he polled 16 million votes last May, would be easy. Why? He could memorize biblical verses, he said, as if the Senate were just a pastor’s pulpit. Does Pacquiao even know what a senator’s job is? /div> /div> /div>.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsMar 8th, 2017

Bzzzzz: Serge O’s son: Future politico

div class="field field-name-field-location field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"> div class="field-label">Location:  /div> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even"> a href="/taxonomy/term/18" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Cebu /a> /div> /div> /div> div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> div class="field-items"> div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"> FORMER senator from Cebu Serge Osmeña, son of the late Serging Osmeña and brother of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, will reportedly undergo surgery in Singapore, which his brother says is “non-life-threatening.” Sergio III may yet be the last senator in many years to come from Cebu and nobody looms in the horizon as “senatorial timber.” He has a son who, he said just after the May elections, aspires to be a politician. Serge named him, hold your breath, Jose Diokno Lorenzo Tañada Osmeña. With the mother’s surname, that would be six names for one person. Some of Serge’s friends thought the son was named after Rizal and San Lorenzo. No, after two other “saints,” he said, former senators: Diokno and Tañada. What a senator Serge’s son would make if he’d inherit some of the talent of the two past giants in the Senate. But that might not be soon yet. Serge wants him to succeed in business before going to politics. And Serge, 73, his health permitting, would still be around for a long while. ••• strong>“I MOVE TO CONTEMPT” /strong> While Sen. Manny Pacquiao did say “I move to contempt” against witness retired police officer Arthur Lascañas at the Senate committee hearing Monday (March 6) on extrajudicial killings, he paused and corrected himself, thus: “I move to contempt the...ah, to cite to contempt Mr. Lascañas...” When the story came out on the senator-boxer’s attempt to have the witness punished for his two contradictory testimonies on the Davao Death Squad, his quote was already cleaned up: “Pacquiao said he would move to cite (Lascañas) in contempt.” The video though keeps it all, which set off the online comments against the senator. He used Tagalog in his questioning but shifted to English when he made the “contempt” motion. TIP US OFF: TELL US ABOUT IT strong>[ a href="mailto:paseares@gmail.com">paseares@gmail.com /a>] /strong> /div> /div> /div>.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsMar 7th, 2017