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Red Cross Capiz to honor blood donors, partners

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, July 17 (PIA) - The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) - Capiz Chapter in collaboration with the Provincial Health Office will recognize the 2017 outstanding voluntary blood donors and mass.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsJul 17th, 2018

Benguet Red Cross to launch 100 Donors in 10 Minutes

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, July 17 (PIA) - - The Provincial Local Blood Council will launch the "100 Donors in 10 Minutes" simultaneous blood donation on July 31 highlighting Blood Donors Month. The 100 d.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Blood donation averages 1,000 blood units per month

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, June 6 (PIA6) - The province-wide voluntary blood donation has registered an average of about 1,000 successful blood donors every month from January to May 31 this year. Based on P.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Blood donation averages 1,000 blood units per month

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, June 6 (PIA6) - The province-wide voluntary blood donation has registered an average of about 1,000 successful blood donors every month from January to May 31 this year. Based on P.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Red Cross’ blood donors, oustanding partners

Red Cross’ blood donors, oustanding partners.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 30th, 2016

President Duterte Confers Quezon Service Cross Award to Late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday, December 3, spearheaded the historical posthumous awarding of the Quezon Service Cross to the late Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. During his speech, President Duterte mentioned that he was grateful to honor an esteemed lawmaker, constitutionalist, and a stateswoman like Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. “I am deeply honored to lead the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

NHL adds Seattle as league s 32nd team, play begins in 2021

By Stephen Whyno, Associated Press SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle is getting a National Hockey League team. It will just have to wait a little bit longer to drop the puck. The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise on Tuesday, with play set to begin in 2021 instead of 2020 to allow enough time for arena renovations. The as-yet unnamed franchise will be the Emerald City's first major winter sports team since the NBA's SuperSonics left town in 2008. "Today is a day for celebration in a great city that adores and avidly supports its sports teams and for our 101-year-old sports league," Commissioner Gary Bettman said. "Expanding to Seattle makes the National Hockey League more balanced, even more whole and even more vibrant. A team in Seattle evens the number of teams in our two conferences, brings our geographic footprint into greater equilibrium and creates instant new rivalries out west, particularly between Seattle and Vancouver." The announcement came a few moments after Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan let the news slip at a watch party in Seattle, prompting cheers: "I got a call from a mole in the room and it was a unanimous vote. We're getting hockey." The decision was widely expected after the Seattle Hockey Partners group impressed the board's executive committee in October with a plan that had all the ingredients the NHL was looking for. Strong ownership led by billionaire David Bonderman and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, a downtown arena in a sports-crazed city and a season-ticket drive that drummed up 10,000 orders in 12 minutes all cleared the way for the NHL to add another team less than three years after approving a franchise in Las Vegas. Seattle Hockey President and CEO Tod Leiweke joked that he'd have to throw out some Seattle 2020 business cards because of the pushed-back timing. But all sides agreed 2021 was the best time to start. "They've always felt that we should have a little more time to build the arena right," Bruckheimer said. "We wanted to bring it to 2020-21 because we want to get going right away, but it's not fair to the fans or to the players to not have a 100 percent finished arena when we start." The owners will pay a $650 million expansion fee, up from the $500 million the Vegas Golden Knights paid to join the league just two years ago. Leiweke said arena renovations will cost $800 million and the addition of a state-of-the-art practice facility makes it a total investment of over $1.5 billion. "(That's) a few bits of change which aren't around anymore," Bonderman said of the spending. "Seattle is one of my favorite cities and it's a pleasure to be here. If it was someplace else, I wouldn't have done it." The NHL will also realign its two divisions in the West for the 2021-22 season: Seattle will play the Pacific, home to its closest geographic rivals like Vancouver, Calgary and San Jose, and the Arizona Coyotes will move to the Central Division. "It was at the end of the day the simplest, most logical and least disruptive option we had available to us and I think it'll work well for the Coyotes," Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said. The remarkable debut by Vegas in 2017, which included a run to the Stanley Cup Final, gave the league more confidence about moving forward so quickly. Seattle will benefit from the same expansion draft rules Vegas had. Its front office is expected to be led by Dave Tippett, a former coach who would lead the search for the club's first general manager and staff. Tippett signed on to the project because of a connection to Leiweke, a major force in delivering an NHL team to Seattle. Leiweke got his start in hockey with the Minnesota Wild. He also worked in Vancouver and most recently helped build Tampa Bay into a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference. Leiweke left the Lightning in 2015 to become the COO of the NFL and didn't have any interest in leaving the league office until the project in Seattle began to gain traction. Leiweke's job will be to capitalize on a market whose demographics have changed significantly since he left the NFL's Seahawks in 2010 after being largely responsible for the team hiring coach Pete Carroll. Seattle is the largest market in the country without a winter pro sports franchise and has seen an influx of wealth in recent years. Even when he was running the Seahawks, Leiweke believed Seattle was ripe for the NHL and the response to the season-ticket drive only strengthened that belief. "I woke up today thinking about the fans," Leiweke said. "What did they feel on March 1 when they put down deposits without knowing anything? No team name, an ownership group they didn't know very well, a building plan that was back then somewhat defined but fairly vague. Today is a great day for the fans and we owe them so much. That's why today happened." The NHL's launch in Seattle will show how starved fans are for another team. Basketball is embedded in the DNA of the region thanks to 41 years of the SuperSonics and a lengthy history of producing NBA talent. When the rain of the fall and winter drive young athletes inside, they grab a basketball and head for the nearest gym to play pickup games. Basketball courts and coffee shops seem to be on every corner, but ice rinks are scarce. A lot about Seattle is different from 2008, when the Sonics moved to Oklahoma City. The skyline is filled with construction cranes. Amazon has taken over an entire section of the city, joined nearby by satellite offices of Google and Facebook. The amount of wealth now in the Seattle market is part of the reason Tim Leiweke, Tod's older brother and the CEO of event facilities giant Oak View Group, has regularly calls the city one of the most enticing expansion opportunities in pro sports history. Seattle has become a city of transplants due to the booming local economy. A hockey franchise would provide those newcomers a team to rally around, much like what happened when the Sounders of Major League Soccer arrived in 2009 — the last team added to the city's sport landscape. The Sonics were the first, joining the NBA in 1967, followed by the arrival of the Seahawks in 1976 and Mariners in 1977 after construction of the Kingdome. There have been several attempts at solving Seattle's arena issues and landing either an NHL or NBA team in the years since the Sonics left, but none had the support of the city or the private money attached until now. Asked Tuesday about possibly adding an NBA team, Bonderman responded: "One miracle at a time." While Seattle basks in the news, it's not clear the NHL will be satisfied at 32 teams even with the new team providing balance between the conferences and a natural, cross-border rival for the Vancouver Canucks. Daly said recently that there's no magic number, even though no major North American sports league has ever grown beyond 32 teams. Houston, Quebec City and Toronto have all been touted as possible new homes someday, but they'll also have to wait. "We're not looking right now and I think for the foreseeable future at any further expansion," Bettman said. ___ AP Sports Writer Tim Booth in Seattle contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

UAAP: Captain Kib s dream was simple – to hear drums while playing

Kib Montalbo was “The Man of Steal” in his third year for De La Salle University. Back in 2016, he posted per game counts of 6.9 points, 3.0 assists, 3.0 steals, and 2.6 rebounds all while spearheading the “Mayhem” defense that scored for the Green Archers a dominant championship. Since then, however, Montalbo has only averaged 5.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.4 steals all while dealing with various injuries. With that, it looked like “The Man of Steal” had been brought down by his kryptonite. In the face of all his struggles in the last two years, though, the now 23-year-old always chose to remain upbeat. “I come to practice always striving to be a better player. Each and every day, I work my ass off,” he said. He then continued, “But if basketball is not for me, I just gotta trust God. There’s no better way to put it than that.” And so, even though the same sort of numbers weren’t there, Montalbo still played each and every game as if it were his last. And last Wednesday, it was indeed his last – in green and white, at least – as La Salle fell to Far Eastern University and fell out of the playoff picture in the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Still, the 5-foot-10 guard put himself all over the floor all game long – so much so that he sustained a small cut under his nose after an inadvertent collision with a Tamaraw. Blood trickled down from that small cut up until he was singing his alma mater song for the last time in uniform and up until he was being interviewed post-game. And without tissues to use, Montalbo was forced to wipe off the blood with his white jersey. For him, though, that was nothing but a badge of honor. “Symbol ‘to na I gave my all. It’s my last game and I gave it all. Walang natira sa akin,” he said. He then continued, “Pagod na pagod ako e. Natapilok, nag-cramps, lahat, but I gave it all for La Salle.” Indeed, after six years in Taft Avene and five seasons reppin’ the school there, the Bacolod native had no regrets leaving his hometown. As he put it, “I was just a boy who dreamed of playing with drums. Yun lang.” He then continued, “Back in Bacolod, sabi ko, gusto ko lang pumunta ng Maynila para maglaro kasi may drums dito. I didn’t expect that I’ll be captain of La Salle, to lead the team. It was the wildest dream, but I’m here and I’m just grateful and blessed.” Whether or not he’s still “The Man of Steal” remains to be seen. What matters is that Montalbo is at peace with whatever has happened, has been happening, and has yet to happen. “May trabaho pa rin naman ako kahit anong mangyari,” he said, sharing that he is around 40 units away from a degree in Business Management. He then continued, “Pero player muna. Gusto ko mag-PBA kasi siyempre, lahat naman, that’s the ultimate dream.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Taylor Swift-Kanye West feud enters political arena

WASHINGTON, United States -- The bad blood between Taylor Swift and Kanye West goes way back. At the 2009 MTV Music Video Awards, he famously interrupted an acceptance speech by the then 19-year-old Swift for Best Female Video to say that Beyonce deserved the honor. "Taylor, I'm really happy for you, I'mma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time!" he said, leaving Swift in tears. Now, their on-off feud has made the somewhat unlikely shift from the stage to the political arena. West is a vocal -- and somewhat improbable -- supporter of President Donald Trump and will sit down with him for lunch at the White House this week, after meeting his wife...Keep on reading: Taylor Swift-Kanye West feud enters political arena.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 9th, 2018

Old woman killed in road mishap

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A 74-year-old woman was killed by a speeding motorcycle at Brgy. Natividad, Pilar, Capiz, morning of Sept 15, 2018. Police investigation indicated that Virginita Jenosas of Brgy. Natividad Pilar, Capiz, was about to cross the road when a motorcycle driven by Toto (not his real name), 17, passed by. Jenosas tried […] The post Old woman killed in road mishap appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Singapore bid for UN street food honor sparks culinary clash

SINGAPORE, Singapore – Singapore's bid to get UN recognition for its street food has sparked a cross-border culinary clash, with angry chefs in neighboring Malaysia pouring cold water on the idea. The city-state is home to many open-air food courts where vendors, known as "hawkers", serve dishes such as chicken and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Singapore bid for UN street food honor sparks culinary clash

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s bid to get UN recognition for its street food has sparked a cross-border culinary clash, with angry chefs in neighboring Malaysia pouring cold water on the idea. The city-state is home to many open-air food courts where vendors, known as “hawkers,” serve dishes such as chicken and rice, noodles and meat skewers at [...] The post Singapore bid for UN street food honor sparks culinary clash appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Purrfect pet – cat honored for helping sick owner

LONDON— A white moggy called Theo, who pawed and sat on his owner all night to stop her falling asleep after she developed a blood clot, was crowned British Cat of the Year on Thursday. Theo, who died a few days ago, beat hundreds of other champion felines to take the top honor at the annual awards […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

This Week’s Festivals: Aug. 5-11, 2018

Aug. 5 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship   Some 2,500 triathletes from over 45 countries gather in the long-distance triathlon event held in Cebu province.   The race starts at Shangri-La Mactan beach with a 1.9-kilometer swim.   Participants will then shift to a 90-km bike leg, before finishing with a 21-km run course.   Aug. 5 to 12 Tig-Aw Festival   A thanksgiving festival at Tigaon in Camarines Sur province in honor of the town's patroness, St. Clare of Assisi. Activities include an agri fair, farmers night, street dancing competition, blood letting program and agri float competition.   Aug. 5 to 15 G...Keep on reading: This Week’s Festivals: Aug. 5-11, 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

More than 100 volunteers donate blood in Benguet

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Aug. 3 (PIA) -- More than 100 volunteers pitched in to donate blood in less than 30 minutes in this capital town last week. Philippine Red Cross - Benguet Chapter Administrator.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

More than 100 volunteers donate blood in Benguet

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Aug. 3 (PIA) -- More than 100 volunteers pitched in to donate blood in less than 30 minutes in this capital town last week. Philippine Red Cross - Benguet Chapter Administrator.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

More than 100 volunteers donate blood in Benguet

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Aug. 3 (PIA) — More than 100 volunteers pitched in to donate blood in less than 30 minutes in this capital town last week. Philippine Red Cross – Benguet Chapter Administrator Source link link: More than 100 volunteers donate blood in Benguet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

Capiz is 2017 top blood generator in WV

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Aug. 3 (PIA) -- The provincewide voluntary blood donation in 2017, which facilitated the collection of 11,315 blood units, has earned Capiz as the top performing province in the reg.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Capiz is 2017 top blood generator in WV

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Aug. 3 (PIA) — The provincewide voluntary blood donation in 2017, which facilitated the collection of 11,315 blood units, has earned Capiz as the top performing province in the reg Source link link: Capiz is 2017 top blood generator in WV.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Capiz is 2017 top blood generator in WV

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Aug. 3 (PIA) -- The provincewide voluntary blood donation in 2017, which facilitated the collection of 11,315 blood units, has earned Capiz as the top performing province in the reg.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

ONE: Shinya Aoki says he’d enjoy a rematch with fellow former champ Eduard Folayang

Nearly two years removed from losing ONE Championship Lightweight World Title, Japanese MMA legend Shinya Aoki finds himself back on the path towards championship glory, and the next stop on his journey brings him to Manila at ONE: Reign of Kings, Friday, July 27th at the Mall of Asia Arena. In a battle of top lightweight contenders, Aoki meets Thai MMA star Shannon ’OneShin’ Wiratchai, with the winner moving one step closer to a lightweight world title shot. And while another run at the world title could be on the line, the Evolve MMA star says that his focus in the lead up to the fight will be his own progress and no one else’s. “I approach all my fights the same. I focus on myself, and my game.” Aoki shared with ABS-CBN Sports via email. “I train hard with all my training partners and coaches, whether its in Japan or at Evolve MMA in Singapore, to improve all aspects of my game to prepare myself for the bout ahead. I am confident in my abilities and am looking forward to this bout.” Adding another layer to the upcoming Aoki versus Wiratchai fight will be the fact that the Thai star revealed that he looks up to the Japanese legend. “I have been competing for a long time now so it is interesting that I am competing against someone who used to watch me growing up. When I compete I go out there to do my best as a martial artist, if my performances inspire someone to start martial arts that’s just an extra bonus.” “Shannon is a good strong opponent, I look forward to competing against him.” Aoki added. If Aoki can defeat Wiratchai in Manila, it’ll mark his first string of back-to-back wins since 2015, definitely a step in the right direction. From 2016 to 2017, Aoki went through quite a rough patch that was kickstarted with him dropping his ONE title to Eduard Folayang in Singapore, followed a grappling superfight loss to Garry Tonon and a one-sided beatdown from then-ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren. Momentum shifted to Aoki’s favor in the start of 2018, as he submitted fellow former ONE champion Marat Gafurov in another grappling superfight, before getting back in the win column in MMA, choking out Rasul Yakhyaev in just one round back in May. “As a professional athlete, winning and losing is all a part of the journey.” Aoki said of his struggles and his recent run of success. “As a martial artist, all I focus on is continuing to improve and learn from the past and improve my game in all aspects. Improving a little bit every day is what martial arts is about. This is the mindset I’ve always had.” Speaking of Eduard Folayang, Aoki now is on the same boat as the Filipino MMA star, both former champions looking to regain their place at the top of the division. Folayang will also be fighting on ONE’s Reign of Kings card in Manila, against unbeaten Russian Aziz Pahrudinov. Much like Aoki, a win for Folayang moves him one step closer to another shot at the championship. If everything goes according to plan for these two former champions, their paths could cross once more, and that’s something that Aoki says he wouldn’t mind. “I am open to compete against anyone or rematch anyone. If ONE Championship wants me to face Eduard I would enjoy that. My job is to train hard to improve all aspects of my game for whoever I am facing.” Before anything else however, Aoki and Folayang will have to take care of business come fight night. For Aoki, who is, by all means, a proven legend in MMA, the learning never stops, and it’s this feeling of hunger for more that keeps the former champ motivates. “I never think of my accomplishments as enough. Every bout is a new challenge for me to take on, so I push myself to be able to handle anything that comes my way. I am always training and learning new techniques so my game is constantly improving. The martial arts journey never ends.” said Aoki.   Former ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki meets top contender Shannon Wiratchai in a lightweight contest with massive title implications at ONE: Reign of Kings on Friday, July 27th at the Mall of Asia Arena. Catch it LIVE starting at 8:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!   *Special thanks to Aliya Anwar of Evolve MMA.        .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018