One more year

For the one-year extension of Mindanao-wide martial law, it looks like it’s all over but the formal counting of the vote at today’s joint session of Congress.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarDec 12th, 2017

Malolos court affirms conviction and jail time vs Palparan, 2 soldiers

MANILA, Philippines – The Malolos Regional Trial Court (RTC) has affirmed the conviction and the 40-year jail time of retired Army Major General Jovito Palparan and two other soldiers for kidnapping and serious illegal detention. “Finding no additional and/or new points raised to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News1 hr. 19 min. ago

Pence says Trump-Kim meeting likely after New Year

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un will likely meet again after New Year, the US vice president said Thursday, November 15, but insisted his government would not repeat past mistakes where "promises are broken." The US president and North Korea's leader held a historic summit in Singapore earlier this ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News1 hr. 19 min. ago

Catriona Gray and Jehza Huelar are ready for their beauty battles

MANILA, Philippines – Pageant season kicks into high gear during the last quarter of the year. The fitting finale are the major titles that beauty contestants dream of. Last November 12, 2018, the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. hosted the send-off party for Miss Universe Philippines 2018 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News1 hr. 19 min. ago

From The Editor: Light Up The Stage For Our Fourth Anniv. 'ABSCBNLifestyleInspo—Kiana V!

It's our fourth year anniversary—the fast-rising musician joins us in this milestone!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated News3 hr. 32 min. ago

Cagayan town bags Green Banner award

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Nov. 14 (PIA) - - The town of Amulung in this province snatched the most coveted Green Banner Award in this year's search for outstanding nutrition program implementer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News3 hr. 53 min. ago

Despite slowing growth, BSP continues rate hike salvo amid inflation

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas decided Thursday to tighten monetary policy for a fifth straight month this year to anchor elevated inflation expectations......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News4 hr. 19 min. ago

Pantino, Eala book quarterfinal seats

Filipino top bet Arthur Craig Pantino crushed Chinese Taipei’s Chen Kuan-yu, 6-0, 6-4, Thursday to barge into the quarterfinals of the boys singles of the Phinma-PSC International Juniors tennis championships at Manila Polo Club clay courts. Pantino, who won boys singles in Week 2 of this tournament last year, will gun for a semifinal seat on Friday against either fellow Filipino Aljon Talatayod or 8th seed Corban Crowther of New Zealand who were still locked in battle. The 17-year-old Pantino also swept the boys’ doubles last year pairing with Miko Eala and John Bryan Otico in Weeks 1 and 2, respectively, making him one of the tourney’s top bet. Another local hopeful advanced after Alex Eala sustained her grit and form, turning back Japanese Erika Matsuda, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, to make the girls singles quarterfinals. The 13-year-old wonder became the only remaining Filipina campaigner after compatriot Amanda Gabrielle Zoleta dropped a 6-2, 6-0 decision at the hands of top seed Janice Tjen of Indonesia earlier. Seeded eighth, Eala will next take on Chinese Taipei qualifier Li Yu-yun who trounced Samantha Nanere of Indonesia, 6-3, 6-1, in the meet sponsored by the Philippine Tennis Association, Philippine Sports Commission, Phinma and Tecnofibre. Girls No. 2 ranked Saki Oyama of Japan clobbered Tsai Yun-chin of Chinese Taipei, 6-1, 6-1, to move to the quarterfinals against sixth seed Taiwanese Fang Wei-ning, a 3-6, 6-0, 6-0 victor over Australia’s Jessica Jade Haylo. Tjen will next take on seventh seed Tian Fang-an who hurdled Japanese Mei Hasegawa, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News5 hr. 6 min. ago

Jett Manuel proud of his boys as UP finally makes UAAP Final Four

Although not being able to personally bring the UP Fighting Maroons to the UAAP Final Four, Jett Manuel was just as happy as he learned of his team's feat. The boys from Diliman have made the postseason for the very first time since 1997, when they were led by the late Bryan Gahol, Joseph "Ogie" Gumatay, and Paolo Mendoza.  Since then, the squad has experienced heartbreak for the next two decades, including a few winless seasons. Manuel, who donned the maroon and white from 2010-16 was not spared from UP's mediocrity, compiling an overall 10-60 record in his five-year playing career, including two 0-14 seasons and the infamous UAAP Season 77 bonfire back in 2014, which celebrated their only win of the campaign. The former team captain admitted that he was following the game while his team, Ginebra, was at shootaround at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, trying to keep their season alive, facing archrivals Magnolia in Game 4 of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup semifinals. "Well, I was secretly following the game throughout my pre-game preparation. Di nga ako nag-pre-game shooting para mapanood ko yung game," Manuel shared. UP was already up by 23 when the opening jump took place for Game 3, so Manuel had a good feeling his alma mater had made it and never knew the actual final results until much later. Despite not leaving the bench the entirety of the game, Manuel went home a happy man as the Fighting Maroons downed the DLSU Green Archers, 97-81, while Ginebra forced a Game 4, 107-103. "I’m sad na I wasn’t there in person, but at least I got the win here today." But before some of his former teammates, now the veterans of the squad entered the hardwood, Manuel relayed a good luck message for the team, who were playing at the Mall of Asia Arena. "I spoke to Paul [Desiderio], I spoke to Diego [Dario], to Gelo [Vito] this morning, just telling them good luck, and yung usual ano, I mean, I’m always there for them. I’m just really happy for them. Yun lang talaga." The licensed engineer also shared how he expected that one day his teammates will bear the fruit of his squad's labor, an accomplishment the UP community has eagerly waited for a very long time. "Me personally, leaving UP with that goal na I wanted to leave something behind, leave a culture behind and try to start something, which will eventually lead to this." However, Manuel felt mixed emotions that UP's victory came at the expense of the Green Archers, where his younger brother, Joaqui plays for as a rookie. "...50-50 yung puso ko eh. I’m Maroon-blooded as well as a Manuel. So at the expense of my brother, yeah, I feel sad, but I’m more happy now that finally, finally [UP made it]." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News5 hr. 6 min. ago

UAAP: Don t stop Bo-lieving, hold on to that feeling, UP!

When head coach Bo Perasol exited the dugout of the University of the Philippines inside the MOA Arena last Wednesday, he was serenaded with cheers, applause, and “UP Fight!” A fitting welcome for Coach Bo Perasol from the UP community outside the arena. @abscbnsports — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) Nobyembre 14, 2018 For the mentor who guided the Fighting Maroons to their first Final Four since 1997, it was nothing but well-deserved. After all, as early as the first round of UAAP Season 81, there were those who were questioning if Coach Bo was the right fit for a State U side with grand plans of breaking through the proverbial glass ceiling. “Yung journey, definitely wasn’t easy,” he told reporters as he looked back at what they went through to get here. This season was always supposed to be when UP ends its 21-year playoff drought. At one point, however, they stood at 3-5, tied for the sixth and seventh spots in the eight-team tournament. Of course, Coach Bo could only admit that then, he himself had doubts. “Pag naririnig niyo akong sinisigawan sila, I wanted to leave them kasi parang iniisip ko, is this worth it? If I keep pushing you then you are not responding, I have an obligation to the community na if I’m not effective as your leader, then I might as well step down,” he shared. He then continued, “This is not about me. This is about winning for the community.” Indeed, the 45-year-old mentor reiterated that ever since he took this post back in 2016, giving the UP community just what they deserved was always his first and foremost goal. As he put it, “Yung burden ko kasi is to win it for the community. There isn’t a push from them na you need to win eh – it’s the other way around.” He then continued, “You see them, you’ve been in UP for a long time, and makikita mong they’re hungry for it. You want it to deliver it to them. Yun yung stress ko, pero alam ko naman na kaya eh.” Now, the Fighting Maroons have proven their coach correct all along – poised to play in their first Final Four game in 21 years. And all of it began because Coach Bo believed – and kept on believing no matter what his doubters said. “Sometimes, you doubt yourself, tao lang tayo eh, but I have to be an example of confidence at what we’ve put it. Mararamdaman natin ang pressure, but you need to go through that para ma-achieve mo yung gusto mo,” he said. With that, the entire Diliman community is, for the first time in a long time, believing – or more pointedly, “Bo-lieving.” For all of those who did not and still do not? “Wala akong masasabi kasi hindi ko naman sila masasagot din eh. Wala akong social media,” the architect of UP’s rebuild said through chuckles. He then continued, “Bahala na lang ang mga players kong sumagot.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News5 hr. 6 min. ago

President Rodrigo Duterte skips summit meetings but is in “top shape”

SINGAPORE — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte skipped several meetings at an Asia-Pacific summit in Singapore on Wednesday, prompting the 73-year-old’s office to issue a statement scotching speculation that it was due to ill health. “We assure the nation that his aforementioned absence has nothing to do with his physical health and wellbeing which have been […] The post President Rodrigo Duterte skips summit meetings but is in “top shape” appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News7 hr. 6 min. ago

The end of UP Fighting Maroons’ 21-year UAAP Final Four drought

Fans of the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons are celebrating the end of their men’s basketball team’s 21-year drought in the UAAP Final Four after a 97-81 rout of the De La Salle University Green Archers on Wednesday. Brothers Juan and Javi Gomez De Liaño put up 27 and 19 respectively to power the […] The post The end of UP Fighting Maroons’ 21-year UAAP Final Four drought appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News7 hr. 6 min. ago

Cops get year-end bonus, cash gift - GMA News

Cops get year-end bonus, cash gift - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated News7 hr. 53 min. ago

Palace hails Senate passage of rice tariffication bill

      Malacaang on Thursday praised the Senate for passing on third and final reading the Rice Tariffication Bill. Voting 14-0, the Senate passed on Wednesday Senate Bill No. 1998, which seeks to replace the present quotas on rice importation with rice tariffs instead. The measure, sponsored by Senator Cynthia Villar, is expected to help alleviate the impact of the nine-year high inflation in September and October and address the country's rice shortage. "The Palace expresses its gratitude to the Senate for passing on third and final reading the Rice Tariffication Bill," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement. READ:Senate app...Keep on reading: Palace hails Senate passage of rice tariffication bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 19 min. ago

PlayStation targets ‘PUBG’ date

After debuting on PC, making its mark on mobile, and spending a year on Xbox, "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" is coming to PlayStation 4 on Dec. 7. When "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" arrives on PlayStation 4, it'll be contending with over a year's worth of fandom for free competitor "Fortnite", as well as the more recent releases of "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4", "Red Dead Redemption 2", "Fallout 4" and more. Perhaps that's why PlayStation is teaming up with PUBG Corp to offer a physical Blu-Ray release and not one but three digital editions, plus pre-order bonuses that let players sport clothes and backpacks from hit PlayStation franchises "Uncharted" and "The Last of Us". ...Keep on reading: PlayStation targets ‘PUBG’ date.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 19 min. ago

‘Naglakas ako ng loob umakbay’: Nash Aguas on how romance with Mika dela Cruz began

Nash Aguas and Mika dela Cruz looked back recently at how their relationship started --- from being friends during their child star years, to falling for one another now that they have grown up as actors. Aguas was the first to tell his side of the story through an Instagram post last Tuesday, Nov. 13. The 20-year-old actor shared his favorite photo of him and dela Cruz, wherehe is seen whispering something to her, with his arm around her shoulder. This was taken in 2007 during a taping of the now-defunct ABS-CBN noontime show, "Wowowee". Even back then, Aguas already had eyes for dela Cruz, as he admitted she was his crush. He told the story behind the photo: while the noontim...Keep on reading: ‘Naglakas ako ng loob umakbay’: Nash Aguas on how romance with Mika dela Cruz began.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News11 hr. 19 min. ago

Duterte defers fuel tax hike

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has approved the deferment of a second round of fuel tax hikes next year amid high consumer prices. “I just got a communication from the Executive Secretary…READ The post Duterte defers fuel tax hike appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated News13 hr. 6 min. ago

College ball paychecks soon?

College basketball analyst Jay Bilas believes players will eventually be paid and tells PodcastOne Sports Now that he’s not sure top players will forgo a year on the big stage in college to play in the National Basketball Association’s developmental league. There’s also some food talk and six-year-old Aubree Dahlberg makes a guest appearance to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News13 hr. 32 min. ago

Teen ‘dope peddlers’ hurt in drug buy-bust

TWO 18-year-old lads were wounded in a police anti-narcotics operation early morning of Nov. 14, 2018 at Mandurriao, Iloilo City. Jesseje Fama of Barangay Sambag, Jaro, Iloilo City, and Daniel Balmes of Zarraga, Iloilo allegedly put up a fight with police operatives who were about to arrest them. Fama suffered a gunshot injury on the […] The post Teen ‘dope peddlers’ hurt in drug buy-bust appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News15 hr. 6 min. ago

Ilocos Region tops the most number of SGLG awardees

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Nov. 14 (PIA) -- Out of the 263 local government unit (LGU) recipients for this year's Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), the Ilocos Region garnered the most number of the awa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News16 hr. 6 min. ago

Hawkish BSP seen raising rates anew

Investment banks expect the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to maintain a tightening bias as inflation is expected to remain elevated until next year......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News16 hr. 19 min. ago