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Rak of Aegis is a loud, joyful romp

During the daytime, music fans may express love for critical darlings such as Bob Dylan or Miles Davis. But when nighttime comes and videoke joints open their neon-bathed doors, Aegis reigns supreme (apologies to Frank Sinatra fans — please don’t stab me). The band has been enjoying a bit of ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJul 10th, 2018

Method in its madness

Despite the bluster of President Rodrigo Duterte and his equally loud lieutenants, yes-men and accomplices in the Cabinet, the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Supreme Court, his regime is in reality completely without anything that even approximates a rational and coherent platform of governance. It is making things up as it goes along, and patching together ad hoc attempts to make it seem as if it were addressing the urgent problems that haunt the nation, most of which are of its own making. The post Method in its madness appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Brent Cortes bags three titles in PPS Tubod netfest

Brent Cortes pulled off a rare three-title romp while Sydney Enriquez stretched her winning run to Lanao del Norte as they shared top honors in the Palawan Pawnshop Palawan Express Pera Padala Tubod age group tennis tournament last Monday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Abe eyes new term, reform of Japan’s pacifist constitution

TOKYO: Shinzo Abe is poised to win a third term as head of his political party on Thursday, putting him on track to become Japan’s longest-serving premier and realise his dream of reforming the constitution. Polls show Abe, 63, is expected to romp to victory in a two-horse race for the leadership of his conservative [...] The post Abe eyes new term, reform of Japan’s pacifist constitution appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

PVL Finals: UP makes history, rules Collegiate Conference

University of the Philippines wrote history on a rainy Wednesday night. The championship newbies made the more experienced Far Eastern University crumble under pressure as the Lady Maroons completed a sweet sweep of the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference Finals series, 25-20, 25-18, 23-25, 20-25, 15-13 to hoist their first major title in 36 years. The sea of maroon’s loud celebration drowned the heavy downpour that relentlessly pounded the roof of the FilOil Flying V Centre as history unfolded before their eyes. The Lady Maroons after squandering a two-set lead flirted with disaster in the fifth, trailing 7-13. But Conference and Finals Most Valuable Player Isa Molde willed her team back with a thrilling 8-0 closing run capped by an ace from Ayel Estranero. The duo scored six of the UP's last eight points in the game. Molde, also the conference 1st Best Open Spiker, finished with 22 points - all from attacks - while Marist Layug and Marian Buitre scored 12 each. Sophomore Roselyn Rosier finished with 10 for the Lady Maroons, who received 40 points off FEU's miscues. Estranero tallied 28 excellent sets to help UP punch in 52 spikes.    "Once we we're 13-13 I expected something to happen because this is volleyball. They (FEU) are more tensed, they were out of timeout just like us. It was the mind strength again, that pushed us through. I think eventually we came out stronger mentally," said UP coach Godrey Okumu.     UP, which took the series opener in a five-set shocker over the UAAP Season 80 runners-up and last year’s second placers, with momentum on their side took the first two sets but encountered tough resistance from the Lady Tams in the third frame. The Lady Maroons opened with a commanding 8-0 lead but saw FEU slowly dismantle their advantage to tie the set at 14. UP even went four points closer to the title but slowly faded away as the Lady Tams stole a frame. FEU again did it in the fourth. But it proved to be a minor delay with the Lady Maroons date with destiny -- a feat that the Diliman-based squad last carved out in the UAAP back in 1982.               In a battle of nerves that decided the wild finish, it was FEU that blinked first allowing the Lady Maroons to end a long championship drought.      Rookie Lycha Ebon led the Lady Tams with 13 markers, Jerrili Malaban posted 12 points while Jeanette Villareal had 10.     ---- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

UAAP: Lady Tams, Lady Eagles post second wins

FEU and Ateneo gained a share of the early lead after posting constrasting wins on Wednesday in the UAAP Season 81 women's basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum. Valerie Mamaril and Fatima Quiapo combined for 18 points, while graduating center Clare Castro pulled down 11 rebounds as the Lady Tamaraws subdued UP, 69-55, for a 2-0 record. Alyssa Villamor and Joanne Nimes each scored 18 points, while Jollina Go tossed in 15 markers as the Lady Eagles edged UE, 68-66, to also post its second straight win. The Lady Maroons and the Lady Warriors fell to 0-2. FEU posted another double-digit win, following up its season-opening 52-34 romp of UE. Surviving another close game, Ateneo opened its campaign with a 64-60 squeaker over UP. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME ATENEO 68 - Nimes 18, Villamor 18, Go 15, Joson 8, Buendia 4, Cancio 2, Guytingco 2, Newsome 1, Chu 0, Gino-Gino 0, Payac 0. UE 66 - Requiron 31, Cortizano 15, P. Pedregosa 13, A. Pedregosa 5, Strachan 2, Borromeo 0, Cuadero 0, Francisco 0, Ganade 0, Ordas 0, Nama 0 QUARTER SCORES: 19-19, 30-32, 55-52, 68-66 SECOND GAME FEU 69 - Mamaril 9, Quiapo 9, Castro 7, Hortaleza 7, Bahuyan 6, Antiola 5, Payadon 5, Dugay 5, Bastatas 4, Taguiam 4, Adriano 3, Arenas 3, Rebleza 2, Vidal 0, Abat 0, Antonio 0. UP 55 - L. Ordoveza 15, Cruz 11, Ferrer 10, Gonzales 9, Bascon 4, Lebico 4, Rivera 2, Amar 0, Medina 0, Rodas 0, Larrosa 0, De Guzman 0, De Leon 0, Hidalgo 0, Moa 0, C. Ordoveza 0. QUARTER SCORES: 22-7, 35-21, 62-33, 69-55.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

PVL Finals: UP uses crowd advantage to down experienced FEU

University of the Philippines may be at a disadvantage in terms of championship experience against seasoned Far Eastern University but the Lady Maroons have their own weapon – their crowd support. The UP faithful filled the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan Sunday, dwarfing the Lady Tamaraws’ crowd. FEU did get the upper hand early by claiming the first two sets silencing UP’s supporters but an opening in the tightly-contested third set sparked an exciting comeback that pushed the Lady Maroons on the verge of quenching a 36-year major tournament title thirst. When the cheers and the loud banging of the drums from the maroon and white-clad crowd kicked in, FEU crumbled and UP exploited their newfound weapon.    The Lady Maroons complete a come-from-behind, 14-25, 22-25, 26-24, 25-18, 15-5 Game 1 win over FEU in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference best-of-three Finals series Sunday to move a within a win away from pocketing the elusive crown. All thanks to a huge weekend turnout of UP fans. “I was surprised. They were all cheering, the whole crowd. Everywhere I look around there were UP (fans). Where do they come from? I think from Diliman, yeah?” joked UP's Kenyan head coach Godfrey Okumu, drawing laughter frpm reporters during his postgame interview.   “But it’s great. I really admire the fans. It gives me the drive, it gives me the purpose to serve the community and the people who love the game of volleyball,” added Okumu, who can steer the Lady Maroons to their first title since ruling the UAAP in 1982 with another win on Wednesday. While the UP crowd fueled the Lady Maroons to march on and rally to win the battle, the Lady Tams obviously got their confidence drained.    “Nawala ‘yung composure. ‘Yung big crowd ng UP doon sila na-intimidate. Medyo tumaas ‘yun intensity ng UP,” admitted FEU mentor George Pascua. The Lady Tams looked like the same team that De La Salle University swept in the UAAP Season 80 Finals. A squad that drowned in a sea of green was now engulfed in an ocean of maroon.   “’Yung communication bigla silang nawala, siguro sa crowd na rin kasi nangyari na sa amin ‘yan nu’ng Finals sa UAAP. Sobrang dami nu’ng crowd (ng La Salle). Malaking bagay talaga yung crowd pero sabi ko nga sa kanila hindi reason yun,” Pascua said. Game 2 on Wednesday is slated at 6:30 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 and via livestream and YouTube.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Perez keys Pirates’ romp; Lions roarin’

Lyceum of the Philippines U and San Beda U carved out victories in varying fashions as they firmed up their hold of the 1-2 spots in Season 94 NCAA seniors basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Junyee’s joyful art-making in ‘Balag at Angud’

Tanghalang Pilipino's new musical, "Balag at Angud," which runs until Sept. 16 at Cultural Center of the Philippines' Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, covers the art-making career of Luis Yee Jr., otherwise known as Junyee. Known for his protest art and his use of found objects, the now-75-year-old installation artist saw himself moving from one place to another, encountering resistance every which way as he sought to continue satisfying his insatiable urge to create.   Thankfully, "Balag at Angud" isn't interested in simply reporting facts about his life; it celebrates the creative process as a noble pursuit, placing reproductions of his work front and center and underscorin...Keep on reading: Junyee’s joyful art-making in ‘Balag at Angud’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Lyceum, San Beda flex muscles to start NCAA 2nd round

MANILA, Philippines – The LPU Pirates continue their smooth sailing to begin the NCAA Season 94 second round with an 88-70 romp of the San Sebastian Stags in the FilOil Flying V Centre on Tuesday, September 4. Stags guard RK Ilagan made the most of his return from his first round ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Phoenix sends TNT reeling with 30-point romp

MANILA, Philippines – Phoenix bounced back big from its first loss in the 2018 PBA Govenors' Cup as it picked apart a hapless TNT en route to a rousing 112-82 triumph at the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, August 31.  Banking on a balanced attack, the Fuel Masters vented their ire ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

De Lima wants age of sexual consent in PH raised from 12 years to 18 years

          To protect minors from sexual exploitation and abuse, Senator Leila de Lima has filed Senate Bill No. 1949 which aims to peg the age of sexual consent from the current 12 years to 18 years.   "In increasing the age of consent to 18 years old, the State is sending a message -- loud and clear -- the youth will be protected by all means and at all costs," De Lima said in a statement on Thursday.     "It is vital to delineate childhood from adulthood, and to take a second look at the choices we allow our children, despite the scarcity of their experience and wisdom to independently take," she added.   ...Keep on reading: De Lima wants age of sexual consent in PH raised from 12 years to 18 years.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Lions blast Bombers, close in on Pirates

San Beda overpowered a hapless Jose Rizal U side despite drawing just four points from Robert Bolick as Calvin Oftana and AC Soberano combined for 27 markers that gave the Lions a 77-40 romp over the Heavy Bombers in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Caluag bronze lifts Philippines’ dying hopes

From the Convention Center to the Expo Hall, loud Philippine chants rang in Indonesia’s impressive BMX park this time where titleholder Daniel Patrick Caluag held his own against young challengers to sustain the contingent’s streak of medal hits in the 18th Asian Games here......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Black bear wandered into hotel that inspired ‘The Shining’

ESTES PARK, Colorado --- A black bear wandered the lobby of the Colorado hotel that inspired Stephen King to write "The Shining." Stanley Hotel Vice President Reed Rowley tells KDVR-TV that 300 guests were sound asleep as the bruin figured out how to open the door and climbed over furniture. A front desk supervisor captured video of the romp. There was no damage, but the furniture got rearranged before the bear walked out of the lower level door. The hotel in Estes Park opened in 1909. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. King wrote "The Shining" after he and his wife stayed at The Stanley in 1974. The 1980 horror film was not shot there.MKH RELATE...Keep on reading: Black bear wandered into hotel that inspired ‘The Shining’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

Jaya admits she’s deaf in her right ear, says it was hard performing with Elizabeth Ramsay

Jaya revealed that she is deaf in her right ear due to loud speakers on stage when she used to perform in the US. "I'm about 30-40 percent off sa right, so it's muffled," the singer admitted in a "Tonight with Boy Abunda" episode aired Thursday. She made this admission even as she was being criticized for being a "terror hurado (judge)" in the "Tawag Ng Tanghalan" segment on "It's Showtime." "Ang sinasabi nila is an opinion and I have to respect that," Jaya said of the criticisms hurled at her. "But at the same time, I respect more the opinions of those who know how to sing." She also noted that she receives criticisms and advice from other professional singers "because I ne...Keep on reading: Jaya admits she’s deaf in her right ear, says it was hard performing with Elizabeth Ramsay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Duterte not impressed by Pompeo, Mattis letter on US equipment

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte made public a letter signed by United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis urging the Philippines to buy defense assets from America. He read the letter out loud on Thursday, August 23, during the Eastern Mindanao Command anniversary in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Ang wika natin at Rak of Aegis

Kung naghahanap ka ng mga awit na magpapaalala ng ating Wikang Pilipino at kung umiiral pa ito hindi lang sa Buwan ng Wika, mainam na makinig sa mga awitin nina Regine Velasquez, Hajji Alejandro, Basil Valdez, Heber Bartolome, Coritha, Celeste Legaspi, Rey Valera, Sharon Cuneta, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, at….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

UST s Rondina, Barbon rout NU foes in BVR opener

University of Santo Tomas' Sisi Rondina and Babylove Barbon opened their new partnership with an impressive 21-11, 21-6 romp of National University's Klymince Orilleneda and Antonnete Landicho in the Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour Manila Open......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

PVL: Tigers secure at least a playoff for a Final Four seat

University of Sto. Tomas continued with its winning romp as the Tigers plucked their sixth straight and secured at least a playoff for a Final Four berth in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference men’s division. Skipper Manuel Medina starred in UST’s latest victory, scoring 15 points in the Tigers’ 26-24, 25-20, 25-22, whipping of San Beda University Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Espana-based squad tightened its grip of the lead with an immaculate 6-0 win-loss record and inched a step closer to a semifinals seat. Medina scored all but one of his points on kills while Tyrone Carodan and Jayvee Sumagaysay finished with 14 and 12 markers, respectively, for the Tigers. But despite their successful run so far in the conference, UST head coach Odjie Mamon is still looking to see more improvement in his wards.   “Lagi ko lang silang nire-remind sa goal namin, yung mastery. Kasi ang period namin ng preparation sa mastery ng skills at ng system pa lang,” said Mamon, who is using the tournament as preparation for the UAAP. UST was on target, hitting 45 attacks out of 100 attempts with setter Timothy Tajanlangit tallying 31 excellent sets to orchestrate the Tigers’ offense. The Red Spikers slid to 2-4 slate tied with De La Salle University. Jeffey Losa scored 16 markers but was the only San Beda player in double figures after UST effectively put top hitter Jomaru Amagan out of the the equation by limiting him to only three markers.   ---        Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

PVL: Green Spikers score upset win over Bulldogs

De La Salle University weathered Bryan Bagunas' scorching scoring display to complete a morale-boosting upset win over National University in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference. The Green Spikers handed the Bulldogs their first loss that snapped NU's five-game romp with a four-set, 27-25, 27-25, 17-25, 25-17, victory Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The trio of Cris Dumago, Geraint Bacon and John David Inocentes led the way for the Taft-based squad's second win in six games that kept DLSU in contention for a Final Four berth. Dumago pounded 15 attacks in his 17-point performance while adding 20 excellent receptions and four digs for the Green Spikers, who snagged the win despite allowing Bagunas to explode with 30 points. Bacon had 15 markers while Inocentes contributed 11 points for DLSU. NU, which gave away 33 points off errors, slid to 5-1 record. Meanwhile, Far Eastern University added more woes to an already eliminated Arellano University, 22-25, 25-20, 25-16, 25-20, while University of the Philippines made short work of College of St. Benilde, 25-21, 25-20, 25-23. The Tamaraws evened their record to 3-3 with four players scoring in double figures led by JP Bugaoan’s 18 points. Mark Calado added 13 while skipper Redijohn Paler and Peter Quie added 11 each for FEU, which sent the Chiefs reeling to their sixth straight defeat. John Millete spearheaded the Fighting Maroons with 17 points while Jerry San Pedro had 10 as UP tie Adamson University at 4-2 card. The Blazers dropped to 3-3 slate.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018