More Sino tourists coming -

More Sino tourists coming -»»

Category: newsSource: googlenews googlenewsJul 17th, 2017

Tourists still coming despite 'hiccups'–Abella -

Tourists still coming despite 'hiccups'–Abella -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 15th, 2017

James Reid given creative freedom in third album

Some time back, James Reid received an offer to go to New York for a music project and "sign with someone there." He turned it down. If he were to make a name for himself as a recording artist, he said he would rather grow his roots first in the Philippines. "I want my music to come out here---I want to represent the country. My goal is to contribute to our local industry by coming up with something we can be proud of," James told the Inquirer in a recent interview. The first step toward realizing that goal was releasing his third studio album, "Palm Dreams," which---for the first time---saw James taking the reins of the creative process. He penned the lyrics and melodies...Keep on reading: James Reid given creative freedom in third album.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 18th, 2018

Albay declares state of calamity under threat of Mayon eruption

[ventuno id='MCsxMDY4MDY2fHwyMzY4fHwxMDg2fHwxLDIsMQ=='][/ventuno] Published: 4:57 p.m., Jan. 16, 2018 | Updated: 11:07 p.m., Jan. 16, 2018 LEGAZPI CITY --- For several days now, most residents of Albay province have their eyes fixed at the glowing crater of Mount Mayon as it continues to spew ash, smoke and lava. But the volcano's "fireworks" have not only attracted the attention of locals. "Day tourists" have been coming to this capital to watch Mayon up close. "Most visitors are domestic tourists. There are fewer foreign tourists because of the canceled flights. But if the weather improves, we expect more tourists to come," said Dorothy Colle, head of provincial tourism off...Keep on reading: Albay declares state of calamity under threat of Mayon eruption.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

ARMM Sets Grand Festivals to Attract Tourists

The Department of Tourism in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOT-ARMM) is staging several festivals to lure more tourists to visit the region, including the newly-renovated majestic Bud Bongao in Tawi-Tawi DOT-ARMM Secretary Ayesha Vanessa Hajar Dilangalen on Thursday said these festivals scheduled in the coming months “will have active participation from domestic and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

Albayalde backs barangay execs submission of ‘drug list’ to DILG

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Oscar Albayalde expressed support to Interior undersecretary Martin Dio's order, requiring barangay (village) officials to submit to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) a list of suspected drug personalities and criminals in their area.   "Ako, naniniwala ako na lahat ng barangay chairman o kapitan kilala kung sino 'yung mga nakatira sa kanilang barangay dahil tuwing eleksyon, nagha-house-to-house sila," Albayalde said when asked whether he supports Dio's directive in an interview with Radio Inquirer 990 AM on Friday.   READ: DILG Usec Dio to barangay execs: Submit drug list or face ax &nbs...Keep on reading: Albayalde backs barangay execs submission of ‘drug list’ to DILG.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

BEST OF 5 PART 5: You have made them proud, Red Lion pride

Read Part 1 of ABS-CBN Sports’ Best of 5 series on the San Beda Red Lions here. Read Part 2 of ABS-CBN Sports’ Best of 5 series on the San Beda Red Lions here. Read Part 3 of ABS-CBN Sports’ Best of 5 series on the San Beda Red Lions here. Read Part 4 of ABS-CBN Sports’ Best of 5 series on the San Beda Red Lions here. --- San Beda College has been setting the standard in the NCAA men's seniors basketball tournament for the last 12 years. We can even argue that they have been doing the same for all of college basketball in the Philippines. From top-tier talent to top-level coaching, anything and everything has been coming together for the Red Lions over the past dozen years. That is exactly why what was once a short list of known names as Mendiola’s pride now includes Yousif Alajamal and Sam Ekwe, Borgie Hermida and Ogie Menor, Sudan Daniel and Semerad twins Anthony and David, Baser Amer and Garvo Lanete, Ola Adeogun and Art Dela Cruz, and Robert Bolick and Javee Mocon. INSPIRED PLAY Still, more than just winning, something has to be keeping them going in a dynastic run that has them winning 10 of the last 12 NCAA championships. For San Beda, without a doubt, that would have to be its community. So much so that Bolick, coming off one of the most impressive individual seasons in recent memory, will be maximizing his eligibility to keep playing for the red and white. “It’s my responsibility to give one more year for San Beda. The way they treat me, mula sa teachers, sa fathers, sa tao sa cafeteria, sa guards, kahit sino-sinong nandun, grabe lang,” he shared. He then continued, “You’re inspired to play for them because they have the passion.” LEAVE IT ALL ON THE FLOOR In 2016, Bolick won championships in the NCAA, in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Championship, and in the PBA D-League where he was also hailed as MVP. With several clutch shots littered throughout those tournaments, many have said that he was already more than ready for the PBA Draft. Still, the man they call “Big Shot Bolick” decided to, literally, give his all to the Red Lions. “Credit to the school. I love San Beda and I will stay for one more year for them,” he said. THEN AND NOW Mocon, who will also be coming into his fifth and final playing year, echoed the same sentiments. “I will always treat San Beda as my home. I was only a walk-in, but this school welcomed me with open arms and shaped me into the athlete and the student I am today,” he said. While his running mate guard has only been in Mendiola for a little over three years after transferring from De La Salle University, the versatile forward has been starring in red and white ever since high school. And when his time as a Red Cub came to an end, there wasn’t even a question if he was staying or not. For Mocon, the winning tradition backed by all-out support from the community was more than enough reason. “San Beda has pushed me to become the best. Because of this community, we continuously aim for championships and that has been seen through generations and generations of players,” he said. He then continued, “It is with pride and honor that I played for this school.” YOU’RE ALL I NEED With all out support comes sky-high expectations. As the glory of a 12-year dynasty and counting gets greater and greater, so does the burden of keeping it going get heavier and heavier. For Bolick, though, that is exactly the way they want it to be. “Losing is not an option and the option is high every time, pero ako, I want to compete. I like to play in that kind of situation,” he said. He then continued, “Kasi nga grabe yung support nila kaya I hope to win one more championship for them.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 1st, 2018

‘Sunday beauties’ revisited

A year after Baby Ruth Villarama's documentary, "Sunday Beauty Queen (SBQ)," made history in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) for winning best picture, the trials and triumphs of its lead stars, a bunch of feisty and fearless Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong, continue to unfold. In a way, a documentary never really ends, as its main characters' stories---and struggles---go on in real life, 24-7. Villarama told the Inquirer that the docu's stars (Leo Selomenio, Rudelie Acosta, Cherrie Marie Bretana, Mylyn Jacobo and Hazel Perdido) have become instant celebrities among their colleagues and compatriots in Hong Kong and Manila. "Some Filipino tourists seek them...Keep on reading: ‘Sunday beauties’ revisited.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

Joross Gamboa wants to make a mark as writer-director

What's your wish for the coming year? What's your most memorable Christmas? Actor Joross Gamboa, who has always been interested in working behind the cameras, said he hopes to "make a mark" next year as a writer and director. "My project pitch for ABS-CBN's new digital platform has been approved. At may budget na rin! I just have to finish writing the script in the coming weeks, then we can start shooting as soon as possible---maybe early next year," the actor told the Inquirer. "In some of the past movies I starred in, I would come up with my own lines, ad libs or revise the script---with the director's permission and encouragement, of course. Now, I want to come up with my...Keep on reading: Joross Gamboa wants to make a mark as writer-director.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

NDRRMC: Warning of strong typhoon coming in December is a hoax -

NDRRMC: Warning of strong typhoon coming in December is a hoax -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsDec 11th, 2017

Beyond Hallyu:How Korea plans to attract more tourists

Text and photos by  Cathy Rose A. Garcia, Associate Editor SEOUL — About a hundred girls, including some from China and Japan, crowded the arrival area at Incheon International Airport clutching smartphones and waiting to catch a glimpse of K-pop boy band Wanna One who were coming from Manila. At the airport’s baggage area, a billboard […] The post Beyond Hallyu:How Korea plans to attract more tourists appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 7th, 2017

Lorna and sons recall Christmas with Rudy

What would you give your loved ones this holiday season? What would you like to receive this holiday season? What's your wish for the coming year? What's your most memorable Christmas? Actress Lorna Tolentino and sons Renz and Rap Fernandez share with the Inquirer their fondest holiday wishes, thoughts and memories. Lorna says she's now "trying to figure out what Rap and Renz need or use often." "I will try to get something useful and practical for them. Simple things that they can depend on, to pursue a healthy lifestyle." As for her own Christmas wish, Lorna yearns for "success, happiness and peace in Christ Jesus." Rap hopes to give "some highlighters to my mom and box...Keep on reading: Lorna and sons recall Christmas with Rudy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2017

Romeo looking to move on from Globalport?

Terrence Romeo and Globalport might be headed to a basketball divorce. In a report by Musong Castillo of The Philippine Daily Inquirer on Tuesday, it appears that the high-scoring Batang Pier guard is on the trading block. Castillo cited a source that says Globalport has engaged with the Meralco Bolts for a possible trade with the Batang Pier looking at Chris Newsome and Baser Amer in exchange for Romeo. However, head coach Norman Black is hesitant to trade away Newsome, one of his former players at Ateneo De Manila University in the UAAP. Aside from Meralco, TNT has been involved with Globalport regarding a possible Romeo trade but the KaTropa are still hoping that Mo Tautuaa actually plays like a number one pick. Romeo reportedly asked to be traded during the Commissioner's Cup. Despite coming off another impressive individual season by averaging a league-high 23.3 points on top of 3.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists, Romeo's Globalport squad only made little noise in the grand scheme of things. Tha Batang Pier's best conference was in the Philippine Cup where behind Romeo's 28.2 points per game, the team made it to the quarterfinals only to getr swept by TNT, 2-0. Globalport made the quarters again in the Commissioner's Cup as the 8th seed but got dominated by no. 1 Ginebra. In the Governors' Cup, the Batang Pier missed the playoffs altogether.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

Coach Napa: ‘Next year, Letran’s mindset is to become number 1’

After eight years, Rey Nambatac will no longer be in red and blue. That is, in the NCAA, at least, as his new team Rain or Shine sports the same colors. Nonetheless, the Colegio de San Juan de Letran product will be bringing with him his averages of 15.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 2.9 assists away fromIntramuros. And yet, even he has no doubt that the Knights will only be a stronger squad next season. “I’m pretty sure they will bounce back hard next year. Para sa akin, ‘di gaano kalaking kawalan na nawala ako kasi ang daming pwedeng mag-fill up ng spot at ng pwesto ko,” he said after their Season 93-ending loss to San Sebastian College-Recoletos a week ago. He then continued, “Kanina, kahit wala ako sa loob, nandoon pa rin yung toughness at intensity nila. Pinakita nila na kaya nilang manalo kahit wala ako.” Nambatac was talking about how, despite him being in foul trouble, Letran still had a fighting chance against the Golden Stags in their do-or-die game. All of that was thanks to the efforts of Bong Quinto and JP Calvo who kept them coming. Both will be back for their final go-round with the Knights next season and will be flanked by fellow returnees Jeo Ambohot, Jerrick Balanza, and Jeremiah Taladua. Those key cogs will then be joined by Jeff Napa recruits in former University of the East standout Bonbon Batiller, former College of St. Benilde tower Christian Fajarito, former De La Salle University power player Larry Muyang, one-time Batang Gilas member Fran Yu, and ex-NAASCU gunner Coy Galvelo. And highlighting just how deep their player pool is, Napa said no one is already certain to be in next year’s NCAA lineup. “Next year, talagang may competition. The talent we have, mabigat yung competition so there’s no assurance kung sino mala-lineup next year,” he said. Still, it’s safe to say that those who made up most of this year’s core in Quinto, Calvo, Ambohot, Balanza, and Taladua along with big-time transferees in Batiller, Fajarito, Muyang, Yu, and Galvelo will be making the cut. And that lineup – with skilled bigs in Ambohot, Fajarito, and Muyang; versatile forwards in Balanza and Quinto; and talented guards in Batiller, Calvo, Galvelo, Taladua, and Yu – is, without a doubt, a force to reckon with. That is exactly why Napa has nothing but high hopes for his third year at the helm in Intramuros. “One thing’s for sure: my target next year is to become a champion. Yun na yung mindset ko,” he shared. He then continued, “Ang mindset ko ngayon is the Final Four. Next year, our mindset is to become number 1.” The same sentiment goes for the now-graduated Nambatac. “Nakikita ko na ngayon yung Team B namin and marami dun, may experience na playing in the big leagues. Sigurado ako, nayon pa lang masasabi ko nang magiging matunog ang Letran next year,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

Lady Blazers end campaign on a high note

College of St. Benilde head coach Macky Carino lashed out at his wards after the first set when the Lady Blazers went behind early. Veterans Ranya Musa and Rachel Austero responded to spark the Lady Blazers’ 18-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-22 comeback win against Technological Institute of the Philippines to close their campaign in Group B of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Saturday. “Sobrang relaxed (sa first set),” said Carino. “Sabi ko sa kanila, ‘na katulad niyan na parehas tayong walang panalo. Kung sino na lang gustong manalo sa laban na ito yun ang mananalo. Sa ginagawa nyo sa first set, ayaw nyong manalo. Kaya tingnan nyo ang resulta. Pero kung babaguhiun nyo yan sa second set hanggang matapos ang game, madodomina nyo lahat o angat na angat ang game nyo, mananalo tayo,’” The Taft-based squad regrouped just in time to clinch their only win in five games, while sending the Lady Engineers to a 0-5 finish. Graduating player Musa scored 19 points with all but one coming off attacks while converted open spiker Austero finished with 17 for the Lady Blazers. Felicia Cui added 10 markers with 15 digs for CSB, which gave TIP 47 points off its errors. Alyssa Layug had 12 points while Ashley Jinon and Jade Gentapa combined for 17 markers for the Lady Engineers.     ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

Lady Chiefs respond well to Javier's 5th set instruction

Arellano University head coach Obet Javier gave his team a short and simple instruction heading into the make or break fifth set against University of the Philippines. Give everything you got, he said. His wards responded with a dramatic win that catapulted the Lady Chiefs into the semifinals Saturday in Group B of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Huffing and puffing after an extended fourth set, the reigning NCAA titlists pushed themselves to the limit to topple one of UAAP’s top contenders. “Sinabi ko lang sa mga players ko na huwag ng magtipid at ibigay na ang dapat na ibigay,” said Javier, who was just coming off an operation to remove his gallstones two weeks ago. The Lady Chiefs came out firing on all cylinders and buried the Lady Maroons early to escape with a 22-25, 25-10, 25-19, 32-34, 15-3, win and a ticket to the best-of-three Final Four together with Adamson University. Jovielyn Prado and Regine Arocha exploded with 20-plus scoring outbursts to lead two more Arellano players in double figures while setter Rhea Ramirez had a superb 55-excellent set outing to welcome Javier back with an all-important victory. Javier was glad to see his team showing the kind of fighting spirit that brought them to the NCAA throne. “Kanina sa huddle namin sa dugout, sinabi ko na i-treat nila ang game na ito as a championship at pinaka-last na game na ng buhay nila. Kaya talagang ibigay na ang dapat ibigay. Wala ng relax-relax,” he said. “Sabi ko  naman na kung matatalo ayos lang kasi ang pag-join sa PVL puro gain ito sa aming lahat kasi bago ang team ko ngayon,” he added. “Malaking factor ang pag-join namin dito lalo na’t binigyan kami ng napakagandang laban ng UP, gagamitin namin yun para mas lalong umangat ang level ng performance ng team ko.” The Lady Chiefs will await their semis opponent in Group A. National University, Ateneo de Manila and Far Eastern University are still in contention for a semis slot in their bracket. Arellano U is the only NCAA team to advance in the semifinals, and Javier admitted that he loves that challenge of carrying their collegiate league’s pride.  “Paghahandaan namin (ang semis). Lalo ngayon na siguradong dalawang UAAP teams ang makakapasok sa kabila tapos dalawa kami ng Adamson,” he said. “Kung sino ang matatapat sa amin panibagong challenge na naman ito. Kami naman kapag may dumating na hamon, laban lang ng laban.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2017

Entry visas at the airport for Chinese tourists -

Entry visas at the airport for Chinese tourists -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

Relief coming for women weary of wearing high heels to work -

Relief coming for women weary of wearing high heels to work -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsAug 9th, 2017

More foreign tourists coming despite WEF report – Malacañang - Manila Bulletin

More foreign tourists coming despite WEF report – Malacañang - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 15th, 2017

Tourists reach 1.8M in 1st qtr -

Tourists reach 1.8M in 1st qtr -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 11th, 2017

The Russians are coming, says tourism chief -

The Russians are coming, says tourism chief -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017