Actress and One Billion Rising Global Director Monique Wilson along with activist-performer Mae "Juana Change" Paner lead the dance during a local event for the global campaign to end violence against women and children on Thursday, February 13, at Brokenshire Resource Center in Davao City. Wilson and Paner expressed their solidarity to the Lumads displaced by militarization in Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource: davaotoday davaotodayFeb 14th, 2020

OBR 2020

Lumad women from southern Mindanao join the global call to free all women from different forms of violence as they take part on the launching of One Billion Rising 2020 campaign in Davao City, on Nov. 27. (Ken E. Cagula/»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsNov 29th, 2019

Human rights under assault worldwide – U.N. chief

GENEVA, Switzerland – UN chief Antonio Guterres launched a "call to action" on Monday, February 24, against rising attacks on human rights , highlighting the persecution of minorities and "alarming levels of femicide." "Human rights are under assault ," said the secretary-general as he opened the UN Human Rights Council's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

Pinoys cautioned against travel to South Korea; infections rising

The Department of Foreign Affairs said on Monday that there is no travel ban imposed on Filipinos traveling to South Korea but it advised Filipino travelers to delay non-essential travel to the country as cases of the potentially fatal novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continued to rise there......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

Philippines grapples to meet demand for data analysts — PIDS

Demand for data analysts in the country is steadily rising, but higher education institutions are not producing enough graduates to fill positions, according to a new paper by the Philippine Institute for Developing Studies......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

This Band is headlining a concert at the Big Dome

Members of the indie-pop group This Band still couldn’t believe that they are headlining a concert alongside OPM veterans like Wency Cornejo of After Image, Joey G of Side A, Jay Durias of South Border, Meds Marfil of True Faith, Jinky Vidal of Freestyle, and Nina, and rising star Janine Tenoso. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2020

Deaths outside China rising; Italian succumbs to COVID-19

The Geneva-based World Health Organization warned of a shrinking window to stem the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease while fears mounted Saturday over the rise of new cases and fatalities outside China. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2020

CEO starts business with P2,500 in capital

Leo Ortiz, the founder and CEO of Rising Dragon Beauty & Wellness Trading Corp., recalls that he started his business with just P2,500 in initial capital.  Today, the 33-year-old serial entrepreneur directly employs 50 and indirectly supports hundreds more in various businesses such as beauty and wellness products, skin care services and restaurant and resort management......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2020

WHO warns vs. overreaction; death toll still rising

The World Health Organization has warned against a global overreaction to the new coronavirus epidemic following panic-buying, event cancellations and concerns about cruise ship travel, as China’s official death toll neared 1,900 on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2020

Oddly satisfying Videos on TikTok

If you’ve ever found yourself spending hours watching videos of dough rising, paint mixing, carpet cleaning, soap cutting or slime making, then you’ll understand what makes oddly satisfying videos so oddly satisfying......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2020

Ratings for NBA All-Star Game rise by 8 percent

NEW YORK (AP) — Ratings for the NBA All-Star Game were up 8% over last year, with an average of 7.3 million viewers watching Sunday night’s broadcast on TNT. About 8 million viewers were tuned in for the end of the game, where LeBron James’ team defeated Giannis Antetokounmpo’s team 157-155 in the first target-score format in All-Star history. The fourth quarter was untimed and was broadcast commercial-free. TNT’s pregame coverage, which included tributes to Kobe Bryant, averaged 6.3 million viewers. That figure represented a 19% increase over viewership for the same show last year. For the weekend — including Friday's Rising Stars game and Saturday's showing of the Skills Competition won by Miami's Bam Adebayo, the 3-point contest won by Sacramento's Buddy Hield and the dunk contest won by Miami's Derrick Jones Jr. — Turner Sports said ratings were up 15% from last year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2020

Phivolcs records ‘weak’ emission at Taal Volcano

Alert Level 2 is maintained over Taal Volcano, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said Sunday. In its 8 a.m. bulletin, Phivolcs reported weak emission of steam-laden plumes rising 200 to 300 meters high before drifting southwest, and sulfur dioxide emission measured at an average of 53 tonnes per day. State volcanologists also […] The post Phivolcs records ‘weak’ emission at Taal Volcano appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

Smartphone voting stirs interest – and security fears

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – West Virginia's disabled residents and overseas military personnel will be able to vote by smartphone in the US presidential election this year, the latest development in a push to make balloting more accessible despite persistent security fears. Rising interest in electronic voting has heightened concerns among security ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2020

Team USA rallies past Team World in Rising Stars contest

    LOS ANGELES, USA – Team USA outgunned Team ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

Zion Williamson caught in first All-Star whirlwind

      CHICAGO, USA – It has been a whirlwind 24 hours for Zion Williamson. Just hours after dropping a career-high 32 points, the rookie headed straight to Chicago to see action in the NBA’s Rising Stars game on Friday, February 14 (Saturday, February 15, Philippine time), ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

Rising HIV cases in Naga alarm City Health Office

Rising HIV cases in Naga alarm City Health Office.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

Kai Sotto happy to meet one of NBA’s rising stars

By JONAS TERRADO   Kai Sotto got a chance to interact with some of the NBA’s best when he took part in the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp held during the league’s All-Star Weekend in Chicago. Videos circulating on social media saw Sotto talking with Toronto Raptors star Pascal Siakam, who is set to participate […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

LOOK: NBA young guns gear up for Rising Stars duel 

  CHICAGO, USA – The best rookies and sophomores in the NBA take the hardcourt at the United ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

A Crisis Right Now- San Francisco and Manila Face Rising Seas

A Crisis Right Now: San Francisco and Manila Face Rising Seas The New York Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2020

UAAP Season 82: UE dominates collegiate fencing anew

University of the East reigned supreme in the men's division for the eighth straight year while its women's squad regained the throne Friday in the UAAP Season 82 collegiate fencing tournament at the Paco Arena. The Red Warriors bested Ateneo de Manila University, 45-42, in the men's team foil finals to complete a five-gold, one-silver medal haul for their 14th title overall. Sammuel Tranquilan exited UE as a winner, capturing his third straight MVP award.. "Marami naman tayong mga rising stars na parating. Tuloy-tuloy naman kaming nagte-training mula sa ilalim. Yung transition talaga namin, malalim," said UE coach Amatov Canlas. A good example is Rookie-MVP winner Queendenise Dalmacio, who led the Lady Warriors in collecting four golds, one silver, and three bronze medals to claim a league-best 13th crown. "Actually, magkaka-batch iyan. Sina Queen at Sam (Catantan). Sabay-sabay iyan noong time na ni-recruit ko sila noong mga bata pa talaga ang mga iyan," said Canlas, who also handled the national team that won two gold medals in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. "Tumaas din ang level ni Queen magmula noong nakapasok siya sa national team. Naglaro siya ng SEA Games kaya iba na ang mental toughness niya," he added. The 20-year old Dalmacio was impressive, especially in ruling the women's individual saber event on the second day of competition. "Hindi ko nga inaasahan na magiging Rookie-MVP siya. Deserved naman niya talaga iyan," said Canlas. UE topped De La Salle University, 45-36, in the women's team epee Finals and returned in the afternoon with a 45-19 conquest of University of Santo Tomas in the women's team saber gold medal match. "Happy ako sa performance ng team. Taon-taon naman ganito ang nangyari," said Canlas. The Blue Eagles finished second in the men's side with a 1-3-2 haul, while the Green Archers had a 0-1-5 tally in third place. De La Salle took the runner-up honors with 1-2-1, while last season's champion Ateneo settled for third with 1-1-2......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020

Digital agriculture

Food security is one of the greatest challenges that humankind faces in the future. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization predicts that global population will exceed nine billion by 2050 raising global demand for food and feeds by 100 percent from current levels. This will be exacerbated by rising global middle-class population that will grow by two billion by 2030 leading to an evolution in dietary demands......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2020