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Ricky Martin ties knot with partner Jwan Yosef

LOS ANGELES, USA – Singer Ricky Martin of "Livin' la Vida Loca" fame announced Wednesday, January 10 he has married his partner of two years, Jwan Yosef. "I'm a husband," the Puerto Rican singer told E! television without specifying the date of the wedding. "We're doing a heavy party ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJan 11th, 2018

Ricky’s ‘nerve-wracking proposal’ for same-sex partner

Over a year after Ricky Martin announced his engagement to partner, Jwan Yosef, the pop star revealed that he's now a married man. "I'm a husband, but we're doing a heavy party in a couple of months. We exchanged vows...signed all the papers that we needed to sign---prenups and everything," he told E! News in a recent interview. Jwan is a conceptual artist; Ricky, an avid collector. "I saw his art and I went crazy because I really love what he does. Really original. Then, I contacted him. I had no idea what he looked like. Then I saw him, and I was like, yeah. And we got engaged," Ricky said in an earlier interview with Ellen DeGeneres. The proposal, the "Livin' La Vida L...Keep on reading: Ricky’s ‘nerve-wracking proposal’ for same-sex partner.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

Singer Ricky Martin and Syrian-born artist Jwan Yosef are engaged

Singer Ricky Martin and Syrian-born artist Jwan Yosef are engaged.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 20th, 2016

Singer Ricky Martin to wed Syrian-born artist Jwan Yosef

Singer Ricky Martin to wed Syrian-born artist Jwan Yosef.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 19th, 2016

Fil-Am Sedrick Barefield leads the way as Utah upsets Remy Martin and Arizona State

Filipino-American Sedrick Barefield's team-high 17 points led the University of Utah Runnin' Utes to another close shave over fellow Fil-Am Remy Martin and the #21 Arizona St. Sun Devils in overtime, 80-77, at the Arizona State University Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe. Barefield wrote the final sentence of the game as he nailed a clutch free throw that put the Utes ahead by three, with 3.0 seconds left in overtime. However, the guard missed his second, which left an opportunity for Arizona State to tie but Sun Devil Trae Holder missed the game-tying heave as time expired. The 6'1" Barefield was clutch throughout the hotly-contested game, nailing a booming triple to knot things up at 69, with 5.0 seconds left in regulation. Barefield finished the game with 17 markers, including a perfect four out of four clip from downtown, along with two rebounds and two assists.  The six-footer Martin, who is part of the Gilas Pilipinas pool for the 2023 FIBA World Cup, meanwhile ended up with 10 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. Martin's teammate Holder was the game's top scorer with 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 blocks.  Utah ties the season series with Arizona St., with the Sun Devils escaping the previous match-up with an 80-77 win in Utah. The unranked Utes' locker room was in pandemonium after taking down the 21st ranked college team in the United States. UTES TAKE DOWN NO.21 ASU!! #GoUtes pic.twitter.com/8z4BJrXQJq — Utah Basketball (@UtahMBB) January 26, 2018 Watch some of the game's biggest moments here:.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Never too late to tie the knot

  For Gabby Leyson, 75 was the right age to get married to his devoted, longtime partner Tina Jordana. They had an elegant Saturday morning civil wedding ceremony at Salon Granada of Casino Espaol de Cebu, officiated by Judge Ester Veloso.   Gabby's nephew, Fr. Raffy Catane, was on hand to give the newlyweds a blessing filled with good wishes. A religious ceremony, maybe grander, is forthcoming.   Special sponsors were Dr. Ishmael Limkakeng Jr., Tina's sister Anna Jordana Quisumbing, Susan Villanueva Rodriguez, Jose Mari Antunez, Justice Isaias Dicdican and Teresita Diez Catane.   Gabby's sister Dr. Pina Leyson Poblete was present, and so were...Keep on reading: Never too late to tie the knot.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Trump Cabinet Members Offer F-16 Jets, Choppers to PH, Duterte Declines

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte during his speech at the 12th anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command on Thursday, (August 23, disclosed the letter given to him and signed by three United States cabinet members which offered Lockheed Martin F-16 jet fighters and attack helicopters for the country’s armed forces. “We hope to partner in other […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Vincent Cassel ties knot with model

Hollywood actor Vincent Cassel, 51, married 21-year-old model Tina Kunakey in a low-key ceremony in his native France on Friday. The actor, who appeared in "Black Swan" and two of the "Ocean's" series of heist films, shot to fame in the mid-1990s as the troubled young man from the Parisian suburbs in the critically acclaimed "La Haine". Cassel, wearing dark sunglasses, a cream jacket and open-necked pink shirt,tied the knot with Kunakey in front of around 100 guests in Bidart, a small coastal village near Biarritz in southwestern France. His bride wore a white tulle gown with strapless bodice, full skirt and long train, arriving for the ceremony in a black Bentley. Cassel...Keep on reading: Vincent Cassel ties knot with model.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

First-ever Metro Manila Inter-Village League season launched

Residents from different villages across National Capital Region (NCR) flocked to the Kerry Sports Center in Bonifacio Global City to witness the opening of the inaugural Metro Manila Inter-Village League last Saturday, Aug. 4.  The newly-launched league of PLDT Home Fibr will feature 59 teams spread across two age groups, the under-29 and the 30-and-above brackets. Key villages throughout Metro Manila sent representatives to one of the biggest village leagues yet. Subdivisions and villages such as Ayala Heights and Philam Homes in the north; Ayala Alabang in the south; Valle Verde in the east; and Lexington Garden in the west will all be fighting for basketball supremacy, as well as cash prizes and a full makeover of their local basketball court. PLDT Home Fibr formally launched the league with some of the best and brightest in the local basketball scene today, including players from the PBA and the UAAP. TNT Katropa's Terrence Romeo, Kelly Williams, Anthony Semerad and Roger Pogoy along with Meralco Bolts such as Ranidel de Ocampo, Chris Newsome and Nico Salva graced the opening ceremonies. The event was also graced by members of the defending UAAP men's basketball champions and Jones Cup fourth-placers Ateneo Blue Eagles, who were represened by Thirdy Ravena, Isaac Go, twins Matt and Mike Nieto along with their coach Tab Baldwin. Adding excitement to the launch was a slam dunk contest with FIBA 3x3 slam dunk contest participant David Carlos, Darwin Cantong, and former UP Maroon Rob Ricafort vying for a PHP 40,000 cash prize. Carlos wowed the crowd as he took home the top prize with a heart-stopping windmill jam. The professional dunker added to the degree of difficulty of after catching the ball from a man riding the back of another man, then swooping through the air for the right-handed finish. The launch of the basketball tournament wouldn't be complete without a game and the day was capped off by the match-up between two villages from the south: Multinational and Tahanan Village. Games had already started last July 21 and the game at the Kerry Sports Arena will be counted as part of the regular season schedule. Multinational came out on top in a back-and-forth affair, 81-79, after Ricky Lopez swished the jumper from the baseline with 2.6 seconds left in the game to cap off the comeback bid in the fourth quarter. Raul Reynoso of Tahanan's heroics was nullfied after nailing his only three-pointer of the game to knot things up at 79 with about 11 ticks left. Mike Bernal led Multinational with 22 points while Jay Valdez paced Tahanan with 21. The league will run through the next two months before the post-season in October. The tournament comes after the formal partnership of PLDT with the NBA in launching NBA League Pass on the platform, where users can enjoy the NBA's streaming service for 50 pesos a day. The tournament’s games will run every weekend. Schedules will be posted in PLDT Home’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PLDTHome. For more information on the Metro Manila Inter-Village League and PLDT Home-Fibr powered products and services, visit www.pldthome.com......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Manny Pacquiao looking at December fight

Newly-crowned WBA (Regular) Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao is looking at another fight before the end of 2018. Whether it be a rematch with Jeff Horn, or against other welterweight titans such as former sparring partner Amir Khan, Terence Crawford, or Vasyl Lomachenko, the only eight-division world champion is still unsure of who will he face next in the squared circle. He said in an interview at the ABS-CBN Main Building after his "It's Showtime" appearance that he is looking for another match by December 2. Sen. @mannypacquiao looking at a Dec. 2 fight date, no opponent yet. He also talks about his newly-diagnosed heart condition. @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/sVB3hoQYZ1 — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) July 24, 2018 Despite a diagnosed 'inborn heart problem' after complaining of breathing difficulties before his championship fight with then title-holder Lucas Matthysse, he assured the public that he just underwent a routine procedure and that there's nothing to be alarmed about his condition. "Nag-ECG kami, may nakita ang doktor. So kailangan magpatingin para sigurado na walang problema. Wala namang problema (kay Jinkee) dahil yung doktor naman pag-check up sa akin tinignan yung puso ko, wala namang problema. Healthy naman," the lawmaker said. The 39-year old was even able to insert a cheesy pick-up line for his wife, joking about the medical procedure. "Maganda rin yun noong tinignan yung puso ko, kung ano talaga nasa puso, si Jinkee talaga." He was also satisfied at his MP Promotions' handling of the fight, calling the event successful in promoting and staging the fight card, which saw four championship bouts, though just like any first-time experience, more needs to be polished. "Marami lang mga pagkukulang pero correctable naman sa susunod." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Chinese leader arrives for Africa visit as US interest wanes

DAKAR, Senegal --- Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Africa on Saturday on a four-nation visit seeking deeper military and economic ties while his rival in a bitter trade war, the Trump administration, shows little interest in the world's second most populous continent. This is Xi's first trip abroad since he was appointed to a second term in March with term limits removed, allowing him to rule for as long as he wants. That rang familiar to some of Africa's long-entrenched leaders. China is already Africa's largest trading partner, and it opened its first military base on the continent last year in the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti, which this month launched a China-b...Keep on reading: Chinese leader arrives for Africa visit as US interest wanes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Coca-Cola Philippines ties up with government to support returning women OFWs

Coca-Cola Philippines will partner with the government in supporting overseas Filipino workers (OFW) through livelihood programs. Coca-Cola Philippines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to help support returning female OFWs. Coca-Cola said that 50.5% of the 2.3 million OFWs recorded in 2014 are female. “This reinforces the commitment […].....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Malaysia power shift hits China infrastructure drive

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia was once a loyal partner in China’s globe-spanning infrastructure drive but a new government is now pledging to review Beijing-backed projects, threatening key links in the much-vaunted initiative. Kuala Lumpur’s previous regime, led by scandal-mired Najib Razak, had warm ties with China and signed a string of deals for Beijing-funded projects,… link: Malaysia power shift hits China infrastructure drive.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Hong Kong s behind-closed-doors gay weddings

HONG KONG, China  – It was a day Alvin Chan and his partner C.P. So had never imagined possible – tying the knot in front of cheering family and friends in Hong Kong. Apprehensive about holding a wedding ceremony in the socially conservative city a year after they signed marriage papers ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Rondina, Gervacio banner Pinays in FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour

The Philippines will be pinning its hopes on four women's pairs including that of high-flying University of Sto. Tomas standout Sisi Rondina and Dzi Gervacio in the main draw of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open set to open later this week at the Sands SM By The Bay.  Leading the charge for the host team is Rondina, a three-time UAAP beach volleyball champion and a member of the national squad that saw action in the 29th Southeast Asian Beach Volleyball Championships in Singapore with Bernadeth Pons. Other Filipinas competing are sand court veterans Charo Soriano and Bea Tan, two-time BVR national champions Karen Quilario and Lot Catubag, and wildcard entries DM Demontaño and Jackie Estoquia. A slew of talented international players vying for tournament points are arriving Thursday.        Paraguay's Michelle Amarilla, who with Gabriela Filippo battled with the legendary United States pair of April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings in the first knock-out round of the 2015 Beach Volleyball World Championships, will banner the 16-pair women's cast.       The highest rated team in the field, Amarilla will have Erika Bobadilla as her partner in the competition which the Philippines is making its hosting debut. The Paraguayans hope to bounce back in Manila after the duo failed to make it to the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Malaysia Open semifinals in Langkawi last Sunday.      Ayumi Kusano, who played for Japan that won the Spike for Peace beach volleyball crown in 2015 at the Philsports Arena with Akiko Hasegawa, will return for another run at glory, this time with her partner Takemi Nishibori.      The young Netherlands pair of Katja Stam and Julia Wouters, who lost to Russia’s Ksenia Dabizha and Daria Mastikova in the women’s gold medal match of the Malaysia Open last Sunday, will also be worth-watching in the $10,000, one-star tournament.      Another player to watch out in the Manila Open is Lindsey Fuller, the 2014 US NVL Most Improved Player who will be paired with Kaley Melville for United States.      In the men's division, Austria’s Simon Fruhbauer and Jorg Wutzl, who earned their first FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour gold medal at the Malaysia Open last Sunday at the expense Russia’s Petr Bakhnar and Taras Myskiv, will be the tandem to watch out.      The Austrian pair has been playing together since 2016.      Silver medalists Bakhnar and Myskiv will also be here in Manila along with Germany's Paul Becker and Eric Stadie, who lost to Thailand's I. Nuttanon and P. Sedtawat in the bronze medal match in Langkawi Open last weekend.      The highest-rated team in the men's division is Sweden's Martin Apprelgen and Simon Boman, who placed ninth in Langkawi.         Among those early arrivals is Israel, which split its four tune-up sets with Filipinos James Pecaña and KR Guzman, and Ranran Abdilla and Edwin Tolentino Monday night.  Israel is among the 16 teams vying for four men's slots in the main draw.             BVR national champions Jade Becaldo and Calvin Sarte and Kevin Juban and Raphy Abanto complete the men's cast.      The competition will commence with the men's division qualifiers on Thursday and before moving into the main draw for women and men on Friday. The round of 12 and the quarterfinals are scheduled on Saturday with the semifinals and finals on Sunday. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

Tom nixes pressure to tie the knot with Carla

  Tom Rodriguez said his relationship with his girlfriend, Carla Abellana, is "on the right track" toward marriage. "I don't want to have other people pressuring us on when it should happen. But I can say that I'm with the right person," he said at a recent press conference for GMA 7's "The Cure." "I'm doing everything so we can reach that goal soon." The Kapuso star added: "If you look at the word 'partner' in my dictionary, her name will be there. She's the definition of it," he said.---ALLAN POLICARPIO...Keep on reading: Tom nixes pressure to tie the knot with Carla.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 27th, 2018

Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford Tie the Knot at Balesin

This morning, we got a peak at Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford's wedding setup in Balesin. After just a few hours, the couple has tied the knot in front of their friends and family. Coleen wore a beaded Galia Lahav gown while Billy wore a brown suit. Can we also take some time to appreciate the gorgeous flowers that surrounded the entire venue. A post shared by Carmela Brosas (@kbrosas) on Apr 20, 2018 at 3:03am PDT To complement their color scheme, the entourage wore teal-colored dresses or ties. Including their flower girl, Scarlet Snow Belo who looked too cute. Before the ceremony, Coleen got some help getting dressed from her maid of honor, and cous...Keep on reading: Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford Tie the Knot at Balesin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

WATCH: Rachelle Ann Go, Martin Spies reminisce about their love story in wedding video

While looking at the sunset with the waves crashing in front of them, newlyweds Rachelle Ann Go and Martin Spies took the time to reminisce about their love story. Go and Spies looked visibly happy a day before their nuptials, as seen in their wedding video released by Treehouse Story today. Feeling relieved, they managed to work out all obstacles that came their way. Go said then of her soon-to-be husband, "The first time I met you, I knew it. I was like 'Okay, this is the guy I'm gonna marry.'" When asked if he would cry at the big moment, Spies answered, "Definitely," adding that he was both "nervous and excited" as the hours drew near for them to tie the knot. Indeed,...Keep on reading: WATCH: Rachelle Ann Go, Martin Spies reminisce about their love story in wedding video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Here’s What Went Down at Rachelle Ann Go and Martin Spies’ Wedding

After getting engaged last year, Rachelle Ann Go and Martin Spies have tied the knot in Boracay. A post shared by Jaja Samaniego (@jajasamaniego) on Apr 18, 2018 at 5:29am PDT The aisle that she walked down was decorated with pastel-colored flowers, feathers, and candles. Above the outdoor venue hung strings of flowers and white paper decorations. Rachelle wore a backless gown with lace sleeves and beaded embellishments by her brother Oz Go. Mark looked sharp in a gray suit and blue tie. At the reception, Rachelle changed into another gown by Oz. It had a sweetheart neckline, thigh-high slit, an was made in a blush pink hue. This is what she wore when s...Keep on reading: Here’s What Went Down at Rachelle Ann Go and Martin Spies’ Wedding.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Rachelle Ann Go marries Martin Spies in Boracay

Congratulations Mr&Mrs Spies! #GoSpies A post shared by Mark Bautista (@iammarkbautista) on Apr 18, 2018 at 2:38am PDT   Broadway singer Rachelle Ann Go has finally tied the knot with her now husband, American businessman Martin Spies.     Singer and friend Mark Bautista posted a photo on his Instagram of the two and congratulated them as they officially become husband and wife.   The two got engaged in Boracay last year.     Bautista and Go have long been friends since they started their careers in local showbiz. Both have had experiences in being cast in the London theater scene.     Ma...Keep on reading: Rachelle Ann Go marries Martin Spies in Boracay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Conviction of Demafelis employers ‘a big step’ towards justice, says Binay

The conviction of the employers of Joanna Demafalis was a big step towards the delivery of justice, Senator Nancy Binay saidMondayas she urged the Philippine government to strengthen ties with countries where Filipinos work.   "Though Joanna's life can never be justifiably compensated, the reported conviction of her employers is a big step towards the delivery of justice," Binay said in a statement.   "Government must further strengthen the relationships that we have with the host countries (where) our overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) work," she added.   The senator also stressed that OFWs "should be treated with respect and viewed as a partner in bui...Keep on reading: Conviction of Demafelis employers ‘a big step’ towards justice, says Binay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018