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Gilas shows mettle, storms back to repulse PBA Visayas All-Stars

LAPU-LAPU CITY – Gilas Pilipinas showed glimpses of what it can do in the coming SEABA Championship, coming from behind to repulse the PBA Visayan selection,.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 30th, 2017

I will be a champion one day - Team Lakay s Danny Kingad reflects on loss to Adriano Moraes

At ONE Championship: Legends of the World in Manila, Team Lakay young gun Danny 'The King' Kingad took on the biggest challenge of his young career, facing reigning flyweight champion Adriano Moraes for the title.  In front of a partisan Filipino crowd however, the more experienced Moraes had his way with the smaller Kingad en route to a first round submission win.  While it was a quick defeat for Kingad, it was also definitely a learning experience for the 21-year old contender, who was coming off back-to-back fight cancellations.  "Yung masasabi ko lang sa kanya, talagang it’s not my time talaga." Kingad said post-fight. "I will go back to the gym again and train and train, meron din kaming pagkakataon, kukunin at kukunin namin yung belt na yan para sa ating bansa." (All I can say is that it really wasn't my time. I will go back to the gym and train and train, and we'll have our chance again. We're going to get that belt, for our country.) On his Facebook page, Kingad spoke about the experience more, saying that while he may have lost that night, his spirit has not been defeated.  "I will be a champion one day." he ended.  Kingad remains as one of ONE Championships young stars to be watched out for, especially now that he's had some experience fighting for a world championship.  Don't be surprised if 'The King' gets even better as he moves forward.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 17th, 2017

Velarde pulls off chess sweep in B Pinoy Visayas regionals

DUMAGUETE  , Philippines  —  Lapu-Lapu City’s Jerish Velarde swept his three events in chess even as Cebu City closed in on the overall championship in the f.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Fil-Brit Bailey May officially announced as member of int’l pop group Now United

A post shared by NOW UNITED (@nowunited) on Sep 6, 2017 at 5:10pm PDT Filipino-British talent Bailey May is officially a member of the global pop group Now United. The announcement was made on Now United's social media accounts: Bae BAILEY from the Philippines #nowunited || photo: @bartonbronstein A post shared by NOW UNITED (@nowunited) on Nov 15, 2017 at 8:18pm PST The group is a creation of Simon Fuller, who is best known for conceptualizing hit shows "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance." He was manager to pop sensation Spice Girls. According to Radyo Inquirer, music producer Simon Cowell noticed May's talent and has bought out the teen...Keep on reading: Fil-Brit Bailey May officially announced as member of int’l pop group Now United.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Alisah Bonaobra in shock elimination from ‘X Factor UK’

LONDON ---Filipina singer Alisah Bonaobra became the sixth act to be voted out of the "The X Factor UK" on Sunday, November 12, after receiving the least number of public votes.   During the weekend's "George Michael" theme, Alisah sang the late singer's emotional ballad, "Praying for Time," receiving huge praise from judges Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne, Alisah's mentor.   Nicole, who gave Alisah a standing ovation, called her "a Disney warrior princess," and Louis called her a "Filipino tigress."   However, Alisah received criticism from judge and show boss, Simon Cowell, for still being too "old-fashioned" --- a comment which ...Keep on reading: Alisah Bonaobra in shock elimination from ‘X Factor UK’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

The journey doesn t end here : former champ Eduard Folayang remains motivated following loss to Martin Nguyen

Eduard Folayang's magical run as ONE Championship lightweight world champion is over.  Friday night at ONE: Legends of the World in Manila, Folayang was on the wrong end of a brutal knockout loss to now-two division world champion Martin Nguyen. It was a painful end to what was an insipiring journey to the top for the Team Lakay superstar, and the image of seeing the Pinoy hero getting seperated from his senses is one that will remain with Pinoy fight fans for a while.  Days after the loss, Folayang released a statement via ONE Championship, reassuring everyone that he's fine after the match's violent end.  "First and foremost, I thank God for His protection. At this point, I assure my followers and the fans of Team Lakay that I am alright and there is nothing to be anxious about. I am still in good physical condition." Folayang said. "I extend my heartfelt gratitude to ONE Championship for seeing that I get the best medical attention after the match. Folayang went on to thank the Filipino fans who came and supported him and Team Lakay, Friday night.  "I take this opportunity to thank my countrymen for their support not only to me but to the entire Team Lakay athletes who competed last November 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena. My heart is overwhelmed with the outpouring of their encouragement. We hope we can pay it forward. As for Nguyen, the Baguio City native congratulated the new champion and added that this isn't the end of the line for 'The Landside." "I tip my hat off to Martin Nguyen. He did his homework well and came very prepared. Because of this, my hunger for improvement remains unsatiated. This is a big lesson learned. I believe challenges inside and outside the cage always bring out the best in us. I assure you that the journey doesn't end here." The former champion has been in the same situation before. Following a devastating KO loss to lightweight contender Timofey Nastyukhin back in 2014, Folayang went on an amazing run which led him to the top of the lightweight division.  ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong fully believes that the Pinoy warrior can once again rise to the top of the heap. "I expect Eduard to shine again."  Sityodtong said during the post-fight presser.  As for now, Folayang will likely take a break as he and the team prepare for what's set to be an eventful 2018. "The odds were not in my favor last Friday. Nevertheless, Team Lakay and I will exert our best efforts to wave our Philippine flag more triumphantly in 2018."     Eduard Folayang quotes courtesy of ONE Championship.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

PBA keeps All-Star Game format for next season

Taking the cue from last season, the 2018 PBA All-Star Event will not be confined in one city or one province. Just like the last time, the PBA mounts an island-hopping journey to showcase the All Stars in PBA Season 43.   Approved in principle is another three-leg All-Star event coming in the heels of the successful 2017 All-Star extravaganza with stops in Cagayan de Oro, Lapu-Lapu City and Lucena. This time, the PBA is playing the Luzon game in Batangas and the Mindanao tiff in Davao. Still up for bidding is the hosting right for the Visayas. “Still uncertain is the format of the All-Star Game,” said PBA director for external affairs Willie Marcial. Last year, the PBA again veered away from the regular North versus South format, instead pitting Gilas Pilipinas against PBA All Stars from Mindanao, the Visayas and Luzon in three separate matches. “The members of the PBA board were all happy with the turnout of each game, thus, they want another Luzon-Visayas-Mindanao series,” Marcial said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Nguyen knocks out Folayang for ONE lightweight title

Martin Nguyen pulled off the night's biggest stunner after knocking out Eduard Folayang for the ONE lightweight championship Friday in the Legends of the World card at Mall of Asia Arena. Nguyen found the sweet spot 2:20 into the second round, ducking under Folayang's spinning heel kick for a right straight that put the Filipino fighter to sleep. ...Keep on reading: Nguyen knocks out Folayang for ONE lightweight title.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2017

Whang Od image used by Polish clothing brand on poster irks netizens

An image of Whang-Od, revered elder Kalinga tattoo artist, used to sell merchandise for Polish clothing company Selva. As part of their Tribes Collection, Selva appropriates the designs of indigenous peoples around the world to place in their "Wild Clothing Store." . . . #burnitdown #theft #racism #whitesupremacy #culturalappropriation #kalinga #whangod #mambabatok #indigenous #capitalism #empire #imperialism #colonialism #colonization #philippines #pinay #pinoy #pinxy #filipinx #filipino #filipina #pilipinas #tryanarchism A post shared by Anarchipelago Kollective (@anarchipelago.ko) on Nov 5, 2017 at 9:10pm PST Keeping the art of doing traditional tattoo alive, artist Whan...Keep on reading: Whang Od image used by Polish clothing brand on poster irks netizens.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

Malacañang calls for unity, strength 4 years after Yolanda

MANILA, Philippines – Four years after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) devastated parts of the Philippines, Malacañang called for unity and strength to enable the country to recover from the tragedy. "As we move forward, we must continue to stand united and exhibit the strong and resilient Filipino spirit as we ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Order of Lapu-Lapu conferred on Caloocan cop who survived knife attack

was captured by a closed-circuit television camera. The Order of Lapu-Lapu rank of Kampilan is awarded to officials, government personnel, and private individuals who are seriously wounded or suffered.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 8th, 2017

Duterte confers Order of Lapu-Lapu on model Caloocan cop

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte conferred the Order of Lapu-Lapu Kampilan Medal on Caloocan City policeman Ronald Anicete for exemplifying the proper conduct of law enforcers implementing the war on drugs. Police Officer 1 (PO1) Anicete is the cop Duterte mentioned in several speeches as a model policeman because he ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

COA Questions Lapu’s P3.2M Equipment Repair

The Commission on Audit (COA) questioned the P3.2 million payment for a rehabilitation of Lapu-Lapu City’s road grader, saying it is “uneconomical” considering that the said vehicle has been unserviceable for more than 37 years.... The post COA Questions Lapu’s P3.2M Equipment Repair appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 6th, 2017

King Arthur gets love from Mexican fans in questionable loss to WBC champ Nery in Tijuana

While Filipino boxer 'King' Arthur Villanueva put on a show, it was reigning WBC bantamweight world champion Luis 'Pantera' Nery that came away with his hand raised in his hometown of Tijuana, Mexico, Saturday evening.  Nery stopped Villanueva via TKO in the sixth round of their non-title contest, in a stoppage that some have deemed early.  The Mexican champion blitzed and stunned the Pinoy, and the referee quickly intervened, calling the fight in favor of Nery.  Villanueva however, says that he wasn't out at all.  "Hindi nawala yung isip ko, focus pa din ako sa laban, ganun. Yung na-feel ko una, parang nawala ng lakas yung paako, pero yung isip ko andun pa din." Villanueva shared with ABS-CBN News' Steve Angeles, who was in Tijuana for fight night.  While Nery eventually took the W, it wasn't without a stellar effort from Villanueva, who had his moments in the match, including a fourth-round knockdown of the champion.  Prior to the fight-ending combination from Nery, the ALA Boxing standout was finding his rythm and scoring.  Villanueva's gutsy performance managed to win over the pro-Nery crowd in Tijuana, an impressive feat in itself.  After the fight, the fans showed the Pinoy warrior some love.  "Ako mismo bilang isang boxer, masaya din ako kasi naipakita ko yung abilidad ko sa laban na yun, tapos yung mga tao, na-appreciate naman yung ginawa ko at maraming nagandahan sa laban." The Bago-City native had his third fight in the last seven months, two of them coming against champions in Zolani Tete and Nery, so 'King Arthur' will be taking some well-deserved time off to let his body get some rest.      H/T: Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 6th, 2017

Last 2 shows at Lopez in Pasig

Lopez Museum and Library (LML) is holding its last two shows, "The Given Order" and "What Do I Say to a Giant," until Nov. 29. LML will leave Benpres Building in Pasig and prepare to transfer to a new site being developed in Rockwell, Makati. "The Given Order" is an exhibit on the different manifestations of religion in society. Displayed are paintings by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, Galo Ocampo and Jose Joya. Also on exhibit are works by contemporary artists Anton del Castillo and Jason Dy, SJ. "What Do I Say to a Giant" pays tribute to writer Nick Joaquin. Displayed is Marc Gaba's "Erased Portrait of the Artist as Filipino" (Triptych I). which represents national identity...Keep on reading: Last 2 shows at Lopez in Pasig.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2017

Joke time with Jo Koy

MANILA, Philippines — It will be a total of five shows — promoter MMI Live just added one more yesterday ­— for Filipino-American comedian Jo Koy when he ret.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 5th, 2017

'JuanWash debunks gender role myths in the Filipino household

released by the National Statistical Coordination Board on the matter, however, says otherwise. The research shows, during the period from 1979 to 2000, Filipino men have been spending more time and g.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 19th, 2017

Salute

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes 2Lt. Harold Mark Juan as the President posthumously awarded the Order of Lapu-Lapu Kalasag Rank to the fallen soldier during the wake at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani in Taguig City on October 13, 2017.  Juan was killed by a sniper from the Maute Group as government troops were trying [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 13th, 2017

Only 1 out of 3 graduates employable, study shows

MANILA, Philippines — Only one out of three Filipino college graduates is “employable,” which means about 65 percent of graduates in the country do not have.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 5th, 2017

‘Pagtataguyod:’ A sculpture to evoke Filipino familial spirit

‘Pagtataguyod:’ A sculpture to evoke Filipino familial spirit.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017