Potatoes in Paradise

POTATOES USA, the marketing organization of American potato growers, hosted the fifth “Potato Safari” from Nov. 6-9, and partnered with three restaurants in Boracay — Ambassador in Paradise, Sunny Side Café, and Little Wave — to show off what can be done with potatoes. The island restaurants each prepared five-course meals which are outside their […] The post Potatoes in Paradise appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource: bworldonline bworldonlineNov 22nd, 2017

ColorManila goes to Clark, Pampanga

FUN-RUN organizer ColorManila (CM) brought its newest franchise — CM Paradise Run to Clark, Pampanga, last March 18. The event was co-presented by Honda, with Clark Development Corp., as the official venue partner; which served as host to the first CM Paradise Run concept held outside of Manila, to the delight of over 3,000 runners […] The post ColorManila goes to Clark, Pampanga appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News10 hr. 42 min. ago

At least 300 houses razed in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu fire

        LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu - A fire razed at least 300 homes built along the shorelines of Barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City at past 5 p.m., Friday. Fire Senior Insp. Eulalio Muez, officer-in-charge of the Lapu-Lapu City Fire Central District, said that the fire alarm was recorded at 5:10 p.m. It was raised to general alarm 20 minutes later. The attempt of firemen to stop the fire continues as of this writing. The fire damaged the homes in Sitios Kotchen and New Paradise, which are thickly populated coastal communities in the city. The area of the incident is located between the two bridges that connect the cities of Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue....Keep on reading: At least 300 houses razed in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu fire.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

WATCH: James Reid, Nadine Lustre get confrontational in ‘Never Not Love You’ full trailer

After inking their promises of forever in the teaser trailer, it now shows there is trouble in paradise for James Reid and Nadine Lustre. In the full trailer of “Never Not Love You,” it can be seen that a heated argument between Lustre and Reid’s characters transpire.The JaDine love team last appeared on the big… link: WATCH: James Reid, Nadine Lustre get confrontational in ‘Never Not Love You’ full trailer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Sunsets, holy springs, and shopping: so much to do in Bali

Text and photos by Cathy Rose A. Garcia, Associate Editor Bali is best known for its beaches and surfing spots, but this popular Indonesian island destination has so much more to offer. The tropical paradise also has centuries-old temples, a rich culture, stunning sunsets, picturesque rice terraces, relaxing spa treatments, and safari parks. It’s no […] The post Sunsets, holy springs, and shopping: so much to do in Bali appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

ColorManila run set in Clark, Laoag

MANILA, Philippines — ColorManila, the country’s number one fun-run organizer, gears up for another blockbuster staging when the CM Paradise Run is held in C.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Boracay resident: ‘I’m glad the sh-t has finally hit the fan’

The brouhaha over Boracay has shaken many people in the tourism industry and beyond, what with Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu cracking down on resorts and businesses on the island paradise that have been violating environmental and zoning rules. The latest news was when Cimatu discovered soil being dumped in ecologically important wetlands by a large resort under construction. Initially, locals and observers didn't think the pronouncements would come to much. That is, until things started to happen, questions started getting asked---and all roads led to the negligence, incompetence, and haphazard implementation of regulations by local government. Tourists and other outsiders c...Keep on reading: Boracay resident: ‘I’m glad the sh-t has finally hit the fan’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

DILG s Boracay plan: 6-month state of calamity, 2-month business shutdown

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) proposed declaring a 6-month state of calamity and 2-month commercial shutdown in popular paradise island Boracay . The announcement: "[T]he proposed declaration of state of calamity would run for six months but the temporary closure of business ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

LOOK: Maxene Magalona, Rob Mananquil let their love shine in Tokyo

After getting married on the island paradise of Boracay, newlyweds Maxene Magalona and Rob Mananquil headed to Tokyo, Japan, to celebrate the city where they got engaged last year. The couple looked sweet as the cherry blossoms were in full bloom, as seen in this photo Mananquil posted on Instagram. You are God's best gift to me. Thank you for your love and support, my sweet Valentine #iROBtokyoveryMAXX . . Photo by @sweet.escape A post shared by Rob Mananquil (@robmananquil) on Feb 14, 2018 at 4:18am PST Showing off his photography skills, Mananquil then took an amazing shot of the Japanese capital. Believe A post shared by Rob Mananquil (@robmananq...Keep on reading: LOOK: Maxene Magalona, Rob Mananquil let their love shine in Tokyo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

Ten takeaways from NBA All-Star 2018 weekend

By Sekou Smith, There's a certain flair and pageantry that gets added to any sporting event when Los Angeles is the host city. When it came to the 2018 NBA All-Star festivities, Hollywood did not disappoint in living up to its standard.   From the arrival of a handful of players late last week to the throng of celebrities, NBA legends and, of course, actual All-Stars on the court for Sunday night's All-Star Game, big and bold moments marked this All-Star weekend that was. This is by no means the be-all, end-all list for the weekend. But, if you somehow missed them, these 10 moments and events -- listed in no particular order -- will stand out in NBA All-Star lore for years to come: AN ALL-STAR (GAME) COMEBACK The format change for the 67th All-Star Game, with captains LeBron James and Stephen Curry choosing their rosters, proved to be a rousing success. And the game itself, with its final frantic minutes, were worth all of the hand-wringing. The defense-wins-when-it-matters final seconds living up to all of the promise that accompanied the reset for both the players involved and all of us watching. Team LeBron’s furious 28-12 comeback in the final six minutes made the game an actual, real life competition. Both sides going at it and wanting to win in the worst way is all anyone was asking for -- well that and a televised player draft (which may be coming soon ...). POKE THE PROCESS? First-time All-Stars Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Victor Oladipo (Indiana Pacers), Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers) all acquitted themselves quite well in Sunday night’s (Monday, PHL time) game. Embiid stood out among the crowd, though, and might have taken home MVP honors if Team Stephen had held on to their late lead. He gave as good as he got from Team LeBron (see his back and forth with Russell Westbrook early and physical tussles with LeBron late), which is exactly what you expect from The Process. BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY(?) What we can say about Fergie’s soulful rendition of the national anthem that NBA Twitter (and the rest of humankind) haven’t already said? Barkley: Can we talk about Fergie's National Anthem... 😂 — Dime on UPROXX (@DimeUPROXX) February 19, 2018 LIVING LEGENDS ABOUND One thing that never gets old during All-Star weekend is seeing the living legends of the game in the flesh, usually in groups and basically everywhere. And from the Legends Brunch to All-Star Saturday Night (Sunday, PHL time) to Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) game, the stars were out all over Los Angeles. No sport celebrates its rich history better than the NBA. 'THE BROW' REPS FOR 'BOOGIE' Anthony Davis represented the the right way for his All-Star New Orleans Pelicans teammate DeMarcus Cousins at the start of the game by wearing Boogie’s No. 0 jersey for Team LeBron. The Big Easy bromance between the superstar big men is real. NEW WAVE OF FUTURE STARS Friday night’s (Saturday, PHL time) Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars contest lived up to its billing, as the Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown headlined the game filled with some of the league’s most exciting young stars, several of whom could be making appearances on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time) in Charlotte next year and Chicago in 2020. L.A. SHINES BRIGHT As we mentioned, the city of Angels didn’t disappoint as the host for All-Star weekend and this marked the sixth time the league’s showcase event was held here. From the party scene that seemed to stretch all over the Southland to the concentration of stars that made the Staples Center, LA Live and the downtown area the epicenter of the basketball universe for the long weekend, LA delivered. SHOOTER’S PARADISE For all of the great shooters who have captured the hardware over the years, none have ever done what Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker did to take home the JBL Three-Point Contest title Saturday night (Monday, PHL time). Booker’s 28 points in his final round duel with Splash Brother and 2016 champion Klay Thompson was an event record. He knocked down a wicked 20 of his 25 shots in that monster final round. LEBRON AN MVP ON AND OFF COURT The oldest player in Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) game turned out to be the best on and off the court. LeBron James collected his third Kia All-Star Game MVP trophy on the strength of his near triple-double performance (29-points, 10 rebounds and eight assists). Some of his best work came in his response to a battle LeBron and his peers have been fighting all season. “Shut up and dribble,” as Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham suggested LeBron and Kevin Durant should do after they dared to discuss social and political issues in our current climate, was met with the ultimate clap back from the face of the league. His nuanced and eloquent words during Saturday’s media day session was the perfect response. A STAR IS BORN ON SATURDAY NIGHT If you didn’t know Donovan Mitchell’s name before State Farm All-Star Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time), you do now. The Utah Jazz rookie stole the show in the Verizon Slam Dunk contest, introducing himself to the world that doesn’t have NBA League Pass with a masterful performance in the event known for launching new stars. Mitchell’s use of family (his little sister Jordan), newfound friends (comedian Kevin Hart and his son) and history (Jazz dunk champ and legend Darrell Griffith/a Vince Carter Toronto Raptors jersey) proved timely. Mitchell out-dueled the Cleveland Cavaliers' Larry Nance Jr. for the title, securing the title with his ode to Carter on his final dunk. Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2018

Coaching in paradise

When you mention The Maldives, what springs to mind is a postcard picture of deep blue lagoons, vast beaches and endless coral reefs......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

Losing Paradise

President Duterte describes it as a “cesspool” arising from untreated sewage, and he has threatened to file charges against negligent local government offici.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2018

Losing Paradise

President Duterte describes it as a “cesspool” arising from untreated sewage, and he has threatened to file charges against negligent local government officials......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

Save our paradise island

Environment experts and concerned groups have been warning about the sorry state of sanitation on the tourist island of Boracay for years, but no high-level action to address the problem has been taken as aggressively as now. It took a coarse-talking President of the Republic, calling Boracay’s beach water a “cesspool,” to call attention to [...] The post Save our paradise island appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

‘Raisins,’ not ‘Virgins,’ Quran scholars say

  It has been said that Muslim martyrs will be rewarded with 72 virgins in heaven, or paradise. But a growing number of Quran scholars and Islamic theologians have contested its interpretation.   In the CNN special show "Why They Hate Us" in 2016, Canadian author and Quran scholar Irshad Manji said the word "virgin" in the Quran meant "raisin."   "Nowhere in the Quran does it promise 72 virgins, 70 virgins, 48 virgins. ... The Arabic word for 'virgin' has been mistranslated. The original [word] that was used in the Quran was the word for raisin, not virgin. In other words, that martyrs would get raisins in heaven, not virgins," Manji said.   Likew...Keep on reading: ‘Raisins,’ not ‘Virgins,’ Quran scholars say.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

Be a Pioneer in Black Desert Online – Early Access Starts Today in Southeast Asia!

Saddle? Check. Fishing rod? Check. Potatoes? Check. Pearl Abyss hopes that Southeast Asian Adventurers are packed up and ready to take their first step into the Black Desert. Although the official launch is a week away, adventurers can get ahead of the game and get started with Early Access. Adventurers who have purchased a Legendary […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Island Paradise

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Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 10th, 2018

Fil-Am K-pop idol Kriesha Chu returns with ‘Dream of Paradise’

  Months after introducing her sweet and bubbly self to the K-pop scene, Fil-Am soloist Kriesha Chu released her first EP "Dream of Paradise" last Wednesday. Although slightly different from the sonic style she showed when she released her debut single "Trouble", Chu remains bubbly in her latest release. The 20-year-old K-pop sweetheart is still covered in an innocent and pure vibe because of her signature beaming smile, which brightens up her performances. The new four-track EP is led by lead track "Like Paradise", a blend of futuristic bass sounds and tropical house, which is the current musical trend in the K-pop scene. The song is composed by Hui of K-pop boy group ...Keep on reading: Fil-Am K-pop idol Kriesha Chu returns with ‘Dream of Paradise’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

LOOK: Jinri Park, Elisse Joson are sultry sisters in Guam beach

Pinoy Big Brother alumnae Jinri Park and Elisse Joson recently traveled to Guam on their first trip together, for some holiday rest and relaxation. Park and Joson frolicked at Gun Beach and explored what Guam's tropical paradise has to offer. They frequently updated their respective Instagram accounts with photos from their trip. During their down time, the two ladies also video chatted with the MayWard love team, who were in Paris. Joson's mother and aunt, as well as a few other friends, were also with the girls for the trip. A beach vacation during the cold months of the holidays may be a little off-season for some, but the important thing is thes...Keep on reading: LOOK: Jinri Park, Elisse Joson are sultry sisters in Guam beach.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

LOOK: Lovi Poe is a goddess in paradise in Coron

Actress Lovi Poe preferred not to spend the holidays somewhere cold; she chose to fire things up as she and her beau escaped to the tropical paradise of Coron, Palawan. As seen on photos in Poe's Instagram page, the actress flaunted her beach-ready body in a one-piece black bathing suit, in what she called her "happy place." Beach bum. #CPHolidays #CPMyHappyPlace A post shared by Lovi Poe (@lovipoe) on Dec 27, 2017 at 7:11pm PST In another photo, Poe cuddled up with her Filipino-French boyfriend Chris Johnson as they enjoyed the island aboard a boat. You and me against the......wind. A post shared by Lovi Poe (@lovipoe) on Dec 27, 2017 at 4:59am PST...Keep on reading: LOOK: Lovi Poe is a goddess in paradise in Coron.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2018

HIIT, intermittent fasting, hydrogen water–Top 10 fitness trends for 2018

      It's that time of the year when gym enrollment is at its peak, when couch potatoes are emboldened to become "resolutioners" and start an exercise program, when the health conscious are looking for new challenges to stay fit. Here are our top 10 fitness trends that are deemed to become huge in 2018. HIIT---Predicted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) to become the top fitness trend this year, HIIT (high intensity interval training) is when low to moderate intensity intervals are alternated with high intensity intervals. Think burpees, jump ropes, resistance bands, battle ropes, or two or three interval rounds of push-ups, squats, butt ki...Keep on reading: HIIT, intermittent fasting, hydrogen water–Top 10 fitness trends for 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018