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FOR millennia, humans have sought for ways to preserve their dead, perhaps as a way for the bereaved to remember, and for the deceased to be remembered. Since the body also served as a shell for the spirit, it was also believed by many ancient cultures that a well-preserved body, possibly better and purer than it had been in life, guaranteed a person to live beyond death in a comfortable afterlife. An incorrupt body could also be seen as a reflection of the soul: in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox faiths, the body of an extraordinarily good person that has been revealed to be intact after death just may place one on the path to sainthood -- a prerequisite being that this body has not been preserved through embalming, but by some miracle. Examples of these saints would be St. Bernadette and Saint Elizabeth, of the Catholic and Orthodox faiths, respectively......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineNov 8th, 2018

Bruno Mars being eyed to perform at 2019 SEA Games opening

America's highest-paid musician is being booked to bring the house down during the opening ceremony of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. A reliable source confirmed to the Inquirer that Filipino organizers have begun to touch base with the handlers of Bruno Mars for a performance to remember that can send the country's SEA Games hosting to a phenomenal level. Getting Mars, whose mother is Filipino, on board can definitely boost the marketing side of organizing the 11-nation sportsfest, which the Philippines has brought on local turf for the fourth time since 1981. Forbes announced in July 2018 that Mars was the top earner in the American music industry for 2017 with estimated ...Keep on reading: Bruno Mars being eyed to perform at 2019 SEA Games opening.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019
Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Remember Virtual Reality? The Buzz Is About Gone at CES 2019

NEW YORK (AP) --- Just a few years ago, virtual reality was poised to take over the world. After decades of near misses, the revolution finally seemed imminent, with slick consumer headsets about to hit the market and industries from gaming and entertainment to social media ready to hop on the bandwagon. But the buzz over VR has faded to a whisper. At the CES 2019 tech show in Las Vegas, Facebook's Oculus unit isn't holding any glitzy press events, just closed-door demos for its upcoming Oculus Quest, a $399 untethered headset due out in the spring. Other VR companies are similarly subdued. HTC announced two new headsets --- one with only sketchy details --- while Sony has some kiosks...Keep on reading: Remember Virtual Reality? The Buzz Is About Gone at CES 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

What is your life purpose?

Whenever spurred on to think about our purpose, we often think about how we would like others to remember us. What would you want written in your obituary?  Alfred Nobel is best known for the Nobel Peace Prize. But did you know that this is not what he was originally ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Remember the Pacquiao that demolished Hatton? He s back, says trainer

    HOLLYWOOD, USA – Buboy Fernandez’s mitts-draped right hand shook as soon as it dropped to his side. It was an involuntary muscle contraction caused by the impact of a solid left hook Manny Pacquiao landed on Fernandez’s palm during their mitts session Thursday afternoon, January 10 (Friday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

Arroyo on Pulse Asia survey: ‘Those trust ratings are not new to me’

SASMUAN, PAMPANGA, Philippines --- House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has brushed off the recent survey tagging her as the least trusted elected official in government. "Those trust ratings are not new to me. Remember I was pilloried very much when I am president?" Arroyo told reporters on the sidelines of her visit in the coastal barangay of Batang 1st in Sasmuan on Friday. The Pampanga congresswoman stressed she prefers focusing on her job. "I haven't done much to overcome that because I just have to do my work. My thrust is to concentrate on my work. I'm not a stranger to those kinds," the former leader of the nation added. In a Pulse Asia survey conducted from December 14 to...Keep on reading: Arroyo on Pulse Asia survey: ‘Those trust ratings are not new to me’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

BATANG MINDANAW: Learning To Play Chess

When I was young, I would watch my grandfather play chess with his friend whenever I visited him. I had no idea how any of the pieces actually worked, nor could I ever memorize their names no matter what language the adults used. To me, at the tender age of five, all I could remember […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Istanbul, take three

Once. Twice. Third time now but maybe even a fourth visit to Istanbul will still be one to remember. Even if I have been to Aya Sophia or Hagia Sophia, each visit still amazes, surprises. And that is also true for another must see – the Blue Mosque......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

What to watch out for at this year’s Golden Globes

NEW YORK --- Dramatic period pieces will vie for the top comedy-musical awards and song-stuffed movies are poised to dominate the dramatic categories. Welcome to the 76th annual Golden Globes. Category confusion often reigns at the Globes. Remember when laughers like "The Martian" and "Get Out" competed as comedies? But the Globes, reliably the frothiest, quirkiest and most entertaining stop in the awards-season march to the Academy Awards, might feel especially upside down this year. The night, to be broadcast live Sunday on NBC, may ultimately belong to Bradley Cooper's "A Star Is Born" revival. It's the favorite for best picture (drama), best actress (Lady Gaga), best song (...Keep on reading: What to watch out for at this year’s Golden Globes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

The Notebook is coming to Broadway

MANILA, Philippines – Remember that iconic kissing in the rain scene between Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling? Well, The Notebook fans and theater enthusiasts, here's your chance to see it in the flesh, because the romantic drama will soon be hitting Broadway. The 2004 film starring Rachel McAdams and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

Pacquiao in 100 percent fighting form - Buboy | The Manila Times Online

When youre not practicing, remember that someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win. Believing in this proposition made popular by famous basketball coach Ed Macauley,READ The.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJan 4th, 2019

Robredo on Rizal Day: True freedom goes with kindness, integrity   | The Manila Times Online

VICE President Maria Leonor Leni Robredo on Sunday urged the people to remember that the true meaning of freedom as envisioned by national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, goes hand inREAD The post Robredo on Ri.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

Robredo on Rizal Day: True freedom goes with kindness, integrity  

VICE President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo on Sunday urged the people to remember that the “true meaning” of freedom as envisioned by national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, “goes hand in…READ The post Robredo on Rizal Day: True freedom goes with kindness, integrity   appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

Duterte: Rizal a beacon of valor in time of injustice, tyranny

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte reminded Filipinos of Jose Rizal's heroism as the country commemorated the national hero's 122nd death anniversary on Sunday, December 30. "We remember him as a beacon of valor and solidarity at a time when darkness, injustice, and tyranny prevailed over our land," Duterte said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2018

Moon Jae-in is our Person of the Year

Moon Jae-in is our Person of the Year. For more on the finalists and runners up, please click this link here. In a few decades, when people look back on 2018, perhaps they will only remember one or two major headlines. In the field of diplomacy, they may remember the meeting between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un. If this were to happen it would be one of the biggest injustices of selective history and memory. Because without South Korean President Moon Jae-in's insistence, persistence and patience, the Trump-Kim summit would never have happened. No Moon -- Kim summit, no Trump -- Kim summit. A period of tension If we think back to the tail end of 2...Keep on reading: Moon Jae-in is our Person of the Year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 28th, 2018

Athletes to Watch Out for in 2019

Remember these names because for sure, they will be making the headlines this 2019. Kai Sotto The 7-foot-2 wunderkind of the Ateneo Blue Eaglets will be making major decisions in 2019. With opportunities opening up for him in Europe and USA, the current Grade 10 student of Ateneo High School has the option to leave the UAAP Juniors early to explore bigger stages. Billed as the nation's best bet to be the first Filipino homegrown NBA talent, there will definitely be a lot of eyes following this young man's every move.   Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras Former De La Salle Green Archer Rivero and former Creighton Blue Jay Paras are both set to make University of the Philippines' #AtinSeason82 bid more promising, as they finish their residency and finally play for the Maroons in the UAAP in 2019. Both players are expected to make immediate impacts in the history-seeking squad given Rivero's championship experience, Paras' athleticism, and both player's Gilas cadets background.   Kiefer Ravena 2018 was a tough year for national team player and NLEX Road Warrior Ravena after he was slapped with an 18-month suspension in FIBA and the PBA for testing positive for banned substances. Due to the suspension, Ravena has diverted his attention to other interests such as golf and volleyball but his days away from the hard court will be over come August 2019. By then, he will be taking the keys again for NLEX either in the PBA Commissioner's or Governor's Cup.   CJ Perez, Bobby Ray Parks Jr., and Robert Bolick The 2018 PBA Rookie Draft was full of quality guards, and these top three draftees are expected to make immediate impacts in their professional teams. Former NCAA superstars Perez and Bolick both already signed lucrative contracts with Columbian Dyip and Northport. On the other hand, after being drafted in the second pick by Blackwater Elite, the former UAAP MVP and ASEAN Basketball League champion and MVP Bobby Ray Parks Jr. is still in the middle of trade talks and negotiations.   Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Geje Eustaquio, and Joshua Pacio Team Lakay had a magical 2018 after producing four world champions in the Lightweight, Bantamweight, Flyweight, Strawweight divisions. However, as people say, defending a title is always tougher.  By 2019, all fighters will most likely have the tough assignment to keep their belts in Baguio City.   Manny Pacquiao Philippine sports fans will be treated to world-class boxing by as early as the second week of January, when Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao gets back in the ring to defend his WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Championship against American Adrien Broner. Pacquiao's long-time mentor Freddie Roach will also be back in his corner, serving as a consultant. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)   Eya Laure University of Santo Tomas' much needed reinforcement is finally here, with incoming rookie Eya Laure. The former star of the UST girls volleyball team will be making her debut in the senior's division in UAAP Season 81 this February 2019. In the preseason activities for the PVL and the PSL, Laure already proved that she will be a reliable scoring option for the Golden Tigresses - a perfect aid for graduating Sisi Rondina.   Michelle Morente Volleyball fans, it's time to get used to the sight of Morente playing in La Salle green. Last September 2018, the former Ateneo Lady Eagle already played for La Salle during the beach volleyball tournament. If she makes Ramil de Jesus' cut, the feisty scorer will bolster the Lady Spikers' title defense in the UAAP Season 81 womne's volleyball tournament.    Kath Arado La Salle's Dawn Macandili set the gold standard of libero greatness in UAAP. However, in 2019, libero extraordinaire Arado of the University of the East has every chance to prove that she might be the next to take the mantle of Philippine collegiate volleyball's best libero. For her UAAP Season 81 preparations, Arado played in two conferences of the Philippine Superliga at the same time - for UE in the Collegiate Grand Slam and for Generika Ayala Lifesaves for the All-Filipino conference. As a proof of her caliber, she swept all libero awards in both conferences.   Kat Tolentino With Jho Maraguinot's decision to not come back for the Ateneo Lady Eagles in UAAP Season 81, Kat Tolentino is expected to make the leap and be the number one scoring option for the blue-and-white. During their preseason preparations in the Premier Volleyball League under Ateneo-Motolite, rookie coach Oliver Almadro praised Tolentino for embracing her new role as the go-to girl. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

Coming to America: Spurred on by hope for a better future

HERNDON, Virginia -- I came to America in 1992 as a 23-year old technology consultant on a J-visa. At the time, I was working for Andersen Consulting's (which later became Accenture LLP) Manila office and was on what was called an "offshore" systems implementation project, meaning it was a U.S.-based project with portions of the work being done in Accenture's offshore locations such as Manila and India.The U.S.-based client requested some of the offshore staff including myself, to come to the U.S. to accelerate the work. My family was excited for me to go, and I dutifully got on a plane and went. I don't remember being anxious at all on my flight from Manila to Raleigh, North Caro...Keep on reading: Coming to America: Spurred on by hope for a better future.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

5 beauty queens share their Yuletide wishes for the Filipino people

  I really pray that this holiday season, people will remember what Christmas is all about. It's about family, it's about loving and giving." Newly crowned Miss Universe Catriona Gray expressed this Christmas wish for the Filipino people shortly before she left for Thailand to compete in the prestigious beauty tilt. "And I would encourage people, if they could look into their homes if they have spare books, clothing or even canned goods. If you want to give gifts, give it to charity," Gray told the Inquirer in an intimate gathering organized by beauty brand Olay with other beauty queens at Caf 1771 in Ortigas. "Give someone else a Christmas season that they may not h...Keep on reading: 5 beauty queens share their Yuletide wishes for the Filipino people.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Pope Francis’ Christmas message: ‘Remember poor and shun materialism’

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis led the world’s Roman Catholics into Christmas on Monday, urging people in the developed world to seek a simpler, less materialistic life and condemning the yawning gap between the rich and the poor. Francis, 82, marking the sixth Christmas of his papacy, led a solemn service for nearly 10,000 people […] The post Pope Francis’ Christmas message: ‘Remember poor and shun materialism’ appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Tirso Cruz III, wife remember son Teejay on first Christmas without him

Tirso Cruz III, wife remember son Teejay on first Christmas without him.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018