PH National Costume featured in PHLPost 2019 ASEAN Stamps

MANILA, Sept. 21 (PIA)--The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released a new commemorative stamp featuring the Philippine National Costume as contribution to the central theme of this year's.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsSep 21st, 2019

PH National Costume featured in PHLPost 2019 ASEAN Stamps

MANILA, Sept. 21 (PIA)--The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released a new commemorative stamp featuring the Philippine National Costume as contribution to the central theme of this year's.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 21st, 2019

PH National Costume highlights 2019 ASEAN Stamp

MANILA, Sept. 21 (PIA)--The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released a new commemorative stamp featuring the Philippine National Costume as contribution to the central theme of this year's.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 21st, 2019

PH National Costume highlights 2019 ASEAN Stamp

MANILA, Sept. 21 (PIA)--The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released a new commemorative stamp featuring the Philippine National Costume as contribution to the central theme of this year's.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsSep 21st, 2019

Government, public sectors kick off support for athletes, para-athletes in first-ever Unity Walk

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and the Philippine Paralympic Committee (PPC) joined forces Saturday, June 22 at the College of Science Oval in UP Diliman to stage a unity event among various sports sectors to prepare for the coming Southeast Asian Games later this year and the ASEAN Para Games in 2020. Billed as Olympic Day and Lakad Para Atleta 2019, the event witnessed for the first time ever, a unity walk of abled body athletes walking side by side with para athletes to give life to the event theme, “Unity and Transformation Through Sports.” The event was highlighted by a torch relay that featured five pairs of Olympians and Paralympians traversing the 500-meter oval, symbolizing inclusiveness and equality for all. The torch relay culminated in a cauldron lighting ceremony followed by the Lakad Para Atleta Legacy Walk participated in by athletes and non-athletes, including a huge group from Citi Philippines as key supporter of PPC and the Paralympic movement. After the walk, the Philippine Olympians Association turned over seedlings to the University of the Philippines to express their advocacy that sports can be used for the betterment of the environment. Exhibitions and participative activities followed in arnis, skateboarding, athletics, karate, underwater hockey, petanque and parasports like Braille Chess, Wheelchair Racing, Wheelchair Basketball and Para Athletics entertained attendees. A Body Combat session conducted by Fitness First turned the event into a sports fair. “We are overwhelmed by the show of support from our partners in the government and private sectors, especially Citi Philippines. This is a big push for our national athletes who will be competing for the country in the upcoming SEA Games this November and the ASEAN Para Games in January 2020!,” said PPC President Michael Barredo. For his part, Citi Philippines CEO Aftab Ahmed said that by supporting the event, Citi Philippines is expressing its corporate commitment. “Para Athletes are truly an inspiration as they overcome the odds to achieve and excel with courage and determination. Today is an opportunity for us to become advocates of their cause, so that we can break down the perceptions around disability and push for inclusion and equality for all.” Olympic Day is an annual global event of the Olympic Movement that promotes the sharing of the Olympic Ideals, its Olympic Day pillars of Move, Learn, and Discover and the Olympic values of Excellence, Friendship, and Respect. The event was introduced in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games in June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris. Around 3,000 people from all walks of life registered for the event.   TORCH BEARERS: (OLYMPIAN + PARALYMPIAN) Elma Muros Posadas – Queen of Long Jump, 1984, 1996 Andy Avellana – Athletics, 2012   Roel Velasco – Boxing Bronze Medalist 1992 Ernie Gawilan – Swimming, 2016   Christine Jacob Sandejas – Swimming 1984 Jerrold Mangliwan – Wheelchair Racing, 2012   Stephan Fernandez – Taekwondo 1992 Josephine Medina – Table Tennis, Bronze Medalist, 2016   Sen. Freddie Webb – Basketball 1972 Adeline Ancheta-Dumapong – Para Powerlifting, Bronze Medalist, 2020.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

PHLPost releases Birth Centenary Stamps of National Artist Francisco V. Coching

THE Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released a commemorative stamp featuring the birth centenary (1919-2019) of Francisco V. Coching, National Artist for Visual Arts. Born on January 29, 1919, National Artist Francisco V. Coching is acknowledged as the Dean of Philippine Illustrators. He was a master storyteller in images and in print. His illustrations and novels […] The post PHLPost releases Birth Centenary Stamps of National Artist Francisco V. Coching appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

National costume ni Ms. Int’l PH Patch Magtanong inspired sa Tausug

Pinasilip na ang magiging national costume ni Miss International Philippines Bea Patricia Magtanong para sa nalalapit na Miss International 2019. Gaganapin ito sa Tokyo, Japan on November 12......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsOct 29th, 2019

Football: University of Batangas shines on opening day of 21st AF Cup-Luzon

October 20, 2019 -- The 21st Aboitizland Football Cup-Luzon kicked off on October 20, 2019 at the Aboitiz Pitch inside The Outlets at Lipa in LIMA Estate, Batangas. The opening day featured the Men’s Open division. Thirteen teams from the Calabarzon area and Metro Manila participated. Local fans were proud to see University of Batangas Team A lift the trophy.  UAAP Season 81 MVP and Philippine Under-23 National Team member Jarvey Gayoso graced the opening ceremony and spoke about how happy he is to see football becoming more accessible to more players. A native of Binan, Laguna, Gayoso shared his experience as a young football player. He said that he and his teammates used d to travel all the way to Alabang or Makati, just to be able to play in football tournaments. Now that the Aboitiz Pitch has opened in Lipa, players from the surrounding areas can get a chance to compete on a regular basis. Philippine Women’s National Team (Malditas) player Alisha Del Campo was also present at opening ceremony. She spoke about the importance of tournaments like the Aboitizland Football Cup when it comes to developing the confidence of young players. Both Gayoso and Del Campo are part of the teams that will compete in the upcoming Southeast Asian Games.  Mr. Philbright Ang Ti, Vice President for Corporate Resources of AboitizLand and Mr. Rely San Agustin of RSA Una Group, the head organizer, welcomed all the players during the opening.  The first matchday of the AboitizLand Football Cup-Luzon was a fun-filled affair but the competition was tough. The fitness levels of some players were tested, and tempers flared at some point. The University of Batangas stood out after both of their teams made it into the final four.   Here is the full list of winners: 3rd Runner Up: Aquire Football Academy 2nd Runner Up: University of Batangas Team B 1st Runner Up: PCU Dasma FC Champions: University of Batangas Team A.  Category MVP Goldwin Espina and Finals MVP Renz Dimaano are also both from University of Batangas.    The AboitizLand Football Cup will be held Saturdays and Sundays until mid-December. For more information about registration details, visit the Aboitiz Football Cup’s official Facebook page at»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 21st, 2019

PIC: Emo Adams shares adorable family photo

PIC: Emo Adams shares adorable family photo 2019-10-15 07:00 Nikita Coetzee share this Emo Adams (Photo: Supplied/SABC 2) Related Links WATCH: Miss Earth SA's protea-inspired national costume at.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 16th, 2019

PIC: Emo Adams shares adorable family photo

PIC: Emo Adams shares adorable family photo 2019-10-15 07:00 Nikita Coetzee share this Emo Adams (Photo: Supplied/SABC 2) Related Links WATCH: Miss Earth SA's protea-inspired national costume at.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 15th, 2019

LOOK: Janelle Tee s Ati-Atihan-inspired national costume for Miss Earth 2019

LOOK: Janelle Tee s Ati-Atihan-inspired national costume for Miss Earth 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2019

Valdez, Laure lead 2019 SEA Games PH women s volleyball lineup

MANILA, Philippines – Alyssa Valdez will see action for the third straight Southeast Asian Games, while University of Santo Tomas star Eya Laure will also debut in the seniors squad.  After the national pool clinched back-to-back bronze medals in the ASEAN Grand Prix, head coach Shaq delos Santos finalized ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2019

Why fashion designer Chico Estiva ‘took the risk’ with Leren Bautista s national costume

MANILA, Philippines — Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2019 Leren Bautista's Maranao princess-inspired national costume for the Miss Globe 2019 pageant made headlines — but did you know that they almost went with another concept? In a phone interview with Rappler, designer Chico Estiva said that Leren’s national costume was supposed to be inspired ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2019

2019 ASEAN Grand Prix: Lahat ng itinuro ni coach Ramil inaalala lang namin -- Best Libero winner Dawn Macandili

STA. ROSA, Laguna --- Majoy Baron and Dawn Macandili snatched a pair of individual awards for the Philippines in the 2019 ASEAN Grand Prix second leg. Baron bagged her second straight Best Middle Blocker recognition while Macandili was named Best Libero during the awards ceremony Sunday at the end of the four-nation tournament at the Sta. Rosa Multi-purpose Gym here. The two awardees gave the Philippines added hardware following another bronze medal finish. Showing their defensive brilliance in their respective spots during their campaign, the duo gave credit to the system of their former De La Salle University head coach and current F2 Logistics mentor Ramil De Jesus, whose training and guidance made them into vital cogs defensively for the National team.      “Siyempre ‘yung foundation nandoon and lahat ng itinuro ni coach Ramil sa amin inaalala lang din namin,” said Macandili, who two years ago bagged the AVC Asian Women’s Seniors Volleyball Championship 2nd Best Libero award. “Siyempre sa bagong coach namin ina-absorb din namin. Open kami sa criticisms and sa mga bagong itinuturo ni coach Shaq (Delos Santos) sa amin.” The five-foot wonder from Batangas and former Philippine Superliga Most Valuable Player averaged 5.4 excellent digs per set and contributed well on reception. Baron, a former UAAP MVP, averaged 6.7 points and had a total of seven kill blocks in three matches. “For me, parang deja vu. Nangyari ulit kung ano yung nangyari sa Thailand,” said Baron. “Siyempre, super happy pa rin na na-recognize yung effort.” She added that the awards were just a bonus for the Philippines and that the most important thing was that they gained valuable lessons that they’ll carry into the 30th Southeast Asian Games in Manila next month.     “For me, as long as natuto kami as a team and nakikita naman na may improvement,” said Baron. “So kailangan pa namin mag-training as a team para mas ma-improve pa namin yung mga naging lapses... para mas maging cohesive pa kami as a team.” Other individual award winners were MVP Pleumjit Thinkaow and Pimpichaya Kokram (Best Spiker) of champion Thailand and Tri Retno Mutiara (Best Setter) and Ratri Wulandari (Best Server) of runner-up Indonesia.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 6th, 2019

2019 ASEAN Grand Prix: Philippines aims for silver medal finish

STA. ROSA, Laguna --- A full force Philippine national team marches into battle against Indonesia with its sights focused on a possible silver medal finish in the ASEAN Grand Prix second leg on Sunday. The Nationals will have a complete line-up with top hitter Alyssa Valdez, setter Jia Morado, Maddie Madayag and Jovelyn Gonzaga returning from their club duties in a rematch with the Indonesians at 5:0 p.m. at the Sta. Rosa Multi-purpose Gym here. The game is available on iWant and via livestream. Both teams sport 1-1 win-loss cards heading into the final playdate of the four-nation tournament’s stop in the Philippines. The Indonesians defeated the Filipinas in five sets two weeks ago in the first leg in Nakhon Ratchasima. “Well, pag-aaralan namin ‘yung laro nila,” said PHI team captain Aby Marano. “Siyempre last leg natalo kami in five sets. Definitely, we will adjust kung ano yung mga lapses namin dun. Pag-iigihan namin at siguro ie-elevate pa namin yung performance namin.” The Nationals absorbed a 12-25, 16-25 10-25, defeat at the hands of powerhouse Thailand with only 10 players on deck. Despite the loss, Marano remains hopeful that the valuable lessons they learned playing Thailand will help them surpass their bronze medal finish last leg. “Sigurado ako itong nangyari sa amin against Thailand, magiging motivation to para bukas,” said Marano. “Bawiin namin kung ano yung naging resulta ngayon and at the same time gusto namin i-aim yung silver.” “Kasi kung nagkaron nga tayo ng chance na magka-bronze, ibig sabihin possible din pala na makakuha tayo ng mas mataas pa dun,” added the very optimistic skipper. “At tatrabahuhin namin yun bukas for sure.” The Thais, on the other hand, are looking for a second straight crown in its showdown with winless Vietnam at 3:00 p.m.      --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 5th, 2019

Robins-Hardy to miss SEA Games -- Romasanta

Setter Alohi Robins-Hardy opted to withdraw from the Southeast Asian Games pool following some issues in securing a Philippine passport that will enable her to suit up for biennial meet that the country will host in November. Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. president Joey Romasanta in a conversation with reporters on Friday, explained that the 6-foot-2 Fil-American also decided to skip the ASEAN Grand Prix second leg to give way to other members of the pool that are using the four-nation tournament as part of their buildup for the SEA Games set to begin on Nov 30.    “Alohi wants to give way na doon sa mga members ng team kasi nga di na siya makakahabol for the Southeast Asian Games gawa na may problema sa pag-secure ng Philippine passport,” said Romasanta. An athlete to participate in the SEA Games must secure a passport from the country he or she is representing. Robins-Hardy and injured hitter Kalei Mau were replaced by playmaker Jasmine Nabor and Grethcel Soltones in the national team playing in the ASEAN GP slated from Oct. 4-6 against teams from Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia.   Robins-Hardy and Mau saw action in the Nationals’ third place finish in the first leg of the ASEAN Grand Prix in Thailand two weeks ago. Romasanta added that they are already working with Robins-Hardy in processing her passport but it will take time.    “Medyo mahaba kasi ang process ng pagkuha niya ng passport and she won’t get it in time para sa SEA Games kasi by October 7 na ang deadline for submission of names,” said Romasanta. The 2019 ASEAN Grand Prix second leg will be available via iWant and livestream (Philippines only). Livestream abroad is available via   ---     Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 4th, 2019

Volleyball community unites for Jovelyn Gonzaga’s nephew

National team hitter Jovelyn Gonzaga was thankful for the overwhelming support from fellow volleyball players and volleyball fans for her nephew who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The local volleyball community united to extend financial help for Gonzaga’s three-year old nephew Calix Vander or CV.      “Sobrang overwhelming ng volleyball community,” said the opposite hitter on Thursday during the welcome dinner for the ASEAN Grand Prix second leg in Crimson Hotel in Alabang. “Ang dami nga nagme-message na ganito lang ang maitutulong ko. Walang konting tulong, pag pinagsama-sama ‘yun napakalaking bagay. And prayers, sabi ko prayers niyo napakalaking bagay na ‘yun para sa pamangkin ko.” Hi VB Community! We are organizing another jersey auction for ate @JOVZKIE08 and her nephew, Calix Vander, who's been recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. This auction will be participated in by both PSL and PVL players. Hope we can all support this cause. ????????? — Carmela Tunay (@carmelaloo08) October 3, 2019 Gonzaga said that CV had undergone numerous check-ups the past month and was hospitalized for two weeks before the doctors found out that it was leukemia. “Almost more than a month na ‘yung check-ups niya tapos na-hospital na rin siya for more than two weeks, muntik na nga akong hindi sumama ng Thailand (ASEAN Grand Prix first leg) kasi gusto ko siyang tutukan pero hindi pwede kasi may commitment ako kata tuluy-tuloy ang monitor ko sa kanya,” said Gonzaga. “At that time ang dami niyang test eh,” continued the enlisted Army personnel. “Kasi unang finding sa kanya, may namuong bukol sa heart niya pero doon na na-find out na may problema siya sa dugo. So ang daming test, bone marrow test, biopsy and all. Hanggang sa nalaman na may leukemia.” It was her friends Carmela Tunay of Petron and Cignal teammate Rachel Anne Daquis who started a fund-raising campaign for CV.    “Thankful ako kasi that time mga two weeks pa lang na-admit si CV, nag-message na si Mela sa akin,” said Gonzaga. “Sobrang blessing ni Mela at ni ate Rachel Daquis.” “Actually sila talaga ‘yung nagri-reach out sa akin na, ‘ate, if ever gusto mong magpa-auction’ kasi dati nagpa-acution na rin siya para kay Ian Larriba,” Gonzaga added. “So sabi ko sa kanya, ‘sige beh lapitan kita’ kasi that time wala pang final confirmation sa sakit ng pamangkin ko eh.’” Daquis, according to Gonzaga, has been helping her since CV got sick. “Si ate Rachel naman, mula noong nagkasakit si CV, sobrang nagnaga-update na siya sa akin na kung ano ang matutulong niya, gagawa daw siya ng videos para humingi ng tulong sa mga tao,” said Gonzaga. “And ngayong araw nga nagbigay na ako ng go signal kasi magsa-start na ‘yung cycle ng chemo. Sobrang laki pala ng gagastusin, every cycle umaabot na siya ng 100k. Maliban sa chemo madami pa siyang tests kasi mino-monitor ang progress niya.” Gonzaga said that her brother, CV’s father, will open a bank account on Friday where people can deposit their donations and will post the details on her social media account......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2019

SEA Games: Muscle Man Manuel will be a weapon for Gilas

Vic Manuel has been added to the 15-man Gilas Pilipinas team for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games as announced last week. Manuel should be in line for his first-ever stint with Gilas considering he was personally handpicked by head coach Tim Cone himself. That’s pretty much his guarantee to make the final team for the SEA Games later this year. “Vic was one of my personal choices,” Cone said. “I think he'll do really well in that level of play. Whether he can go out and bang on Jokic and Serbia, that's a different question but he can go out and bang in Southeast Asia. He can really be effective,” coach Tim added. When healthy, Manuel is one of the premier scoring forwards in the PBA. With that in mind, Cone is confident the Muscle Man can dominate in the ASEAN level and that’s wh he put him on his national team. “I'm excited about Vic because I think Vic would be a dominant player in the Southeast Asian level. He'd be able to take guys in. He's got that sweet jump shot. That's the reason why we put him there,” Cone said. “He's tough-minded and he can intimidate people. That's what we're looking for right now. We're not looking for the big names. We're looking for guys who we think are gonna be particularly effective in this kind of tournament,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 29th, 2019

Philippine spikers upend Vietnamese, claim ASEAN GP bronze

The Philippine women’s national volleyball team clinched a bronze medal after escaping with a thrilling 25-21, 22-25, 25-21, 15-25, 15-12 win over Vietnam to end its campaign on a high note in the inaugural 2019 ASEAN Grand Prix at the Nakhon Ratchasima in Thailand......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2019

PVL: Army, Air Force stake win streaks

Resurgent Philippine Air Force and PacificTown Army battle to keep their winning streaks going on Saturday at the close of their respective first round campaigns in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Opening serve is at 4:00 p.m. and it will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. After struggling with losing slumps, the AFP Olympics rivals managed to regroup and rediscover their winning ways to score back-to-back victories. The match will also serve as a preview of the coming 2019 AFP Olympics two weeks from now.  The Lady Jet Spikers are at sixth seventh spot with a 2-5 win-loss record tied with skidding ChocoMucho, which Air Force outlasted in five sets last Wednesday. Veterans Dell Palomata, Angel Antipuesto, Jozza Cabalsa and setter Wendy Semana will again lead the way for Air Force, which hopes to reassert its mastery over PacificTown Army which it beat in a tournament in Cagayan De Oro three weeks ago. On the other hand, the Lady Troopers are also on a roll after snapping a three-game skid. PacificTown Army behind the trio of Royse Tubino, Lutgarda Malaluan and Jovelyn Gonzaga beat BaliPure last Wednesday for a 4-3 slate at fifth spot. Lady Troopers head coach Kungfu Reyes and Gonzaga will try to give Army another win before they fly to Thailand on Sunday to join the national team in its training camp and to participate in the ASEAN Grand Prix on Sept. 20 in Nakhon Ratchasima.     ---      Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 13th, 2019

Valdez injures ankle, will miss Thailand training camp

Creamline’s Alyssa Valdez will not join the national team in its Thailand training camp after sustaining an ankle injury. A source monitoring the development confirmed that the three-time Premier Volleyball League Most Valuable Player went down with an injury just two days before her supposed flight on Sunday to join the bulk of the Nationals already in Thailand training for the inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix on September 20 in Nakhon Ratchasima. Valdez’s injury was posted in Rebisco Pilipinas Volleyball Team Instagram on Friday night. The national team veteran will undergo therapy.         View this post on Instagram                   Let's give our love and all-out support to our Phenom Alyssa Valdez who injured her ankle. Because of this, she won't be able to train in Thailand as she was advised to undergo physical therapy. As she recovers over the next few days, ituloy lang natin ang suporta para sa #RebiscoPilipinas Women’s National Volleyball Team sa kanilang laban para sa bayan! #Sambansa #AlyssaValdez #Phenom #getwellsoon #LabanPilipinas A post shared by Rebisco Pilipinas (@rebiscosambansa) on Sep 13, 2019 at 4:21am PDT Valdez is expected to rest for a few days. Unbeaten defending champion Creamline will open the PVL Season 3 Open Conference second round on Saturday. With Valdez out, the national team is now down to only 14 players after Motolite setter Iris Tolenada failed to get the green light from her club to join the Nationals. Only Creamline setter Jia Morado, Jovelyn Gonzaga of PacificTown Army, ChocoMucho's Maddie Madayag and Eya Laure of University of Sto. Tomas will accompany assistant coach Kungfu Reyes on Sunday to Thailand.       Already in Thailand are skipper Aby Marano, Fil-American spiker Kalei Mau, Alohi Robins-Hardy, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Mylene Paat, Majoy Baron, Ces Molina, Roselyn Doria, Dawn Macandili and Kath Arado......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 13th, 2019