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Sue Grafton, writer of popular ‘alphabet’ mysteries, dies

LOS ANGELES, United States --- Sue Grafton, author of the best-selling "alphabet series" of mystery novels, has died in Santa Barbara. She was 77. Grafton was surrounded by family, including husband Steven Humphrey, when she died Thursday after a two-year battle with cancer, her daughter, Jamie Clark, posted on the author's website. "Although we knew this was coming, it was unexpected and fast. She had been fine up until just a few days ago, and then things moved quickly," the posting said. Grafton began her "alphabet series" in 1982 with "A is for Alibi." Her most recent book, "Y is for Yesterday," was published in August. "Many of you also know that she was adamant that...Keep on reading: Sue Grafton, writer of popular ‘alphabet’ mysteries, dies.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerDec 30th, 2017

Ray Galton, writer of classic British sitcoms, dies at 88

LONDON (AP) --- Screenwriter Ray Galton, who co-wrote the landmark British comedy series "Hancock's Half Hour" and "Steptoe and Son," has died at 88. Galton's family said Saturday that he died Friday evening after a "long and heart-breaking battle with dementia." The London-born Galton was diagnosed with life-threatening tuberculosis as a teenager. In a sanatorium, he met another sick teen, Alan Simpson, and the pair became long-term writing partners. Manager Tessa Le Bars called them "the fathers and creators of British sitcom." Galton and Simpson wrote "Hancock's Half Hour" for popular post-war comedian Tony Hancock. Their biggest hit was "Steptoe and Son," a sitcom abo...Keep on reading: Ray Galton, writer of classic British sitcoms, dies at 88.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Walking Dead actor Scott Wilson dies

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Scott Wilson, best known for playing Hershel Greene on The Walking Dead, died on Saturday, October 6 (Sunday, October 7 in the Philippines).  He was 76.  The popular television series confirmed the news via its official social media accounts.  {source} We are deeply saddened to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Joe Masteroff, story writer for the musical ‘Cabaret,’ dies

NEW YORK --- Joe Masteroff, the Tony Award-winning story writer of the brilliant, edgy musical "Cabaret" and the touching, romantic "She Loves Me," has died. He was 98. Masteroff died Friday at the Actors Fund Home in Englewood, New Jersey, said The Roundabout Theatre Company, which produced recent revivals of his best-loved shows. "Today we deeply mourn the loss of our friend Joe Masteroff, one of the 20th century's masters of the Great American Musical. His 'She Loves Me' and 'Cabaret' helped shape our theater, and we were honored to present them both on Broadway," said Todd Haimes, artistic director and CEO of the Roundabout Theatre Company. "Joe was a close collaborator,...Keep on reading: Joe Masteroff, story writer for the musical ‘Cabaret,’ dies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Budjette Tan s crowdfunding campaign gets support from Neil Gaiman

MANILA, Philippines – Budjette Tan got a show of support from fellow graphic novel writer Neil Gaiman, when Neil shared a link to Budjette’s ongoing crowdfunding campaign. The campaign, currently running on Indiegogo , aims to generate funds for the international distribution of the popular comic series Trese. Written by Budjette and illustrated by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

Prolific U.S. playwright Neil Simon dies at 91

NEW YORK, USA – Prolific US playwright Neil Simon, who won more combined Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer, died Sunday, August 26, aged 91, according to reports. A legend of American theater, he was responsible for such works as "The Odd Couple," "The Sunshine Boys," ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Japan cinema master Ozu’s silent classic to be heard for first time in PH

Japanese cinema master Yasujiro Ozu's "A Straightforward Boy" ("Tokkan Kozo")---thought to have been lost to the ravages of time---will be screened in the 12th International Silent Film Festival, not just with live music but also with a narrator, or what the Japanese call katsudo benshi. The festival runs Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at Cinema 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong. In Japan's silent film era, the benshi could become more popular than the works they narrated and had fans who followed their performances, which combined acting and storytelling. Anthropologist, film critic-educator, writer and former community theater actor Tito Genova Valiente is the first Filipino to take on the role o...Keep on reading: Japan cinema master Ozu’s silent classic to be heard for first time in PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Bhutan: No medals yet in the Asian Games, but still happy

By STEPHEN WADE,  AP Sports Writer JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan has never won a medal of any kind at the Asian Games, much less the Olympics. The country's fame, instead, comes from its billing as one of the happiest places on earth. In fact, the government promotes a concept it terms "Gross National Happiness" as a way to measure success. "People at home are not unhappy we have not won," Younten Tshedup, a reporter for the national newspaper Kuensel, told the Associated Press at the Asian Games. "Everyone is happy, even with no medals. But medals this time would be icing on the cake." By comparison, Bhutan's giant neighbor China has won more than 3,000 medals — about 1,500 gold — in Asian Games competitions. "We are hoping to change it this time," Younten added. Bhutan, with a population of only 750,000, has 24 athletes entered in sports including archery, taekwondo, boxing and — believe it or not — golf. Karma Karma, who competed two years ago at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, could break through in archery, which is Bhutan's national sport. She was also the flagbearer in Saturday's opening ceremony in Jakarta. Soccer and cricket are also popular in Bhutan, but competition is amateur. Archery has many participants, but the disciplines practiced at home are different than those on the Asian Games and Olympic sports programs. "We'd be happy with any medal," Nim Dorji, the head of the delegation, told The AP. Several athletes in taekwondo could break through. They talked up their chances — but were realistic, too — on Monday while seated around a table eating lunch and decked out in their distinctive red and yellow uniforms with the dragon crest on the chest. "Bhutan is a very small country," taekwondo athlete Tenzin Dorji explained. "We don't have the facilities. Maybe that's why we are not winning. In Bhutan we (athletes) are all students and we only practice for four hours. In other countries they are almost practicing for a whole day." Part of the challenge has been Bhutan's isolation, trapped between China and India in the Himalayas. It has just recently begun to open up with television and social media pushing quick change, and the natural beauty also is a lure that attracts outsiders. Nim, the head of the delegation, said the Bhutan government was getting more involved and offering incentives. "We are a small country known for our culture and traditions," taekwondo athlete Kinzang Choden said. "But sports are not our careers. Education is given more importance than sports by the government." Bhutan has sent athletes to every Asian Games since 1990, according the country's profile on the Asian Games website. The closest it has come to winning a medal was in 1998 in Bangkok, when its men's archery team lost a bronze-medal match against China. Bhutan is not alone in Asia in its medal struggles. East Timor, Indonesia's neighbor on the eastern border, is also yet to win a medal at the Asian Games, a quadrennial event that has attracted more than 11,000 athletes from 45 countries and territories competing in 40 sports. The website for the Olympic Council of Asia — the governing body of regional sports — shows six other nations that have won medals, but never a gold medal: Afghanistan, Brunei, Laos, Nepal, Palestine, and Yemen. "Everyone here is expecting a medal," Younten, the Bhutanese reporter said. "We are expecting a few, but we're not very sure about which disciplines."    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 20th, 2018

Nobel-winning writer V.S. Naipaul dies aged 85

LONDON, United Kingdom (UPDATED) – British author V.S. Naipaul, a famously outspoken Nobel laureate who wrote on the traumas of post-colonial change, has died at the age of 85. Naipaul, who was born in Trinidad and the son of an Indian civil servant, was best known for works including A ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Nobel-winning writer V.S. Naipaul dies aged 85

LONDON -- Nobel prize-winning British author V.S. Naipaul has died at the age of 85, his family announced on Saturday. "He died surrounded by those he loved having lived a life which was full of wonderful creativity and endeavour," his wife Lady Nadira Naipaul said in a statement. She described the outspoken author as a "giant in all that he achieved." Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was born in Trinidad, the son of an Indian civil servant, and studied English literature at Oxford University on a scholarship. He settled in England but spent much of his time travelling and despite becoming a pillar of Britain's cultural establishment, was also a symbol of modern rootlessness...Keep on reading: Nobel-winning writer V.S. Naipaul dies aged 85.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Art critic Alice Guillermo dies at 80

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Art critic and writer Alice Guillermo, who once chaired the University of the Philippines Colleges of Arts and Letters (CAL), died Sunday, July 29. She was 80 years old. Her son, Dr Bomen Guillermo confirmed the news of her death to GMA News Online. The cause of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

PVL: Cool Smashers demolish handicapped Lady Warriors to advance in the Finals

Crowd favorite Creamline exploited the advantage of playing against a handicapped Pocari Sweat-Air Force to cruise to a 25-15, 25-18, 25-16 win to advance to its first Finals gig and dethrone the defending champions Friday. The Cool Smashers demolished the Lady Warriors sans top local scorer Myla Pablo to complete a best-of-three semifinals series come-from-behind victory and book their breakthrough championship stint after back-to-back bronze medal finishes last season. Alyssa Valdez was sharp as always to pace Creamline in the crucial match as the popular star advanced to her first Finals stint since a runne rup finish in the now-defunct V-League back in 2016, while playing for Bureau of Customs in the Reinforced Conference. Valdez had 15 points with 14 digs while Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin finished with 15 markers for Creamline, which outgunned the Lady Warriors, 45-25, in kills. Risa Sato had 10 points, Michele Gumabao scored eight while setter Jia Morado tallied 29 excellent sets for Creamline.  The Cool Smashers will meet in the best-of-three Finals starting on Sunday at the MOA Arena the survivor between BanKo and PayMaya in the other semis pairing. Creamline broke a 14-14 deadlock in the third set with eight unanswered points for a 22-14 lead before closing the match with a 3-2 scoring spurt. Pocari Sweat played without Pablo, who suffered a lower back injury during the warmups minutes before the start of the series decider, and marched into battle with American imports Ari Love and Maddi Palmer recovering from bum stomachs. Pocari Sweat missed the Finals for the first time in three years since it joined the V-League in 2016. Love posted 11 points while Palmer got nine points for the Lady Warriors, who will take on the loser between BanKo and PayMaya in the battle for third on Sunday.   ---          Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist Anne Donovan dies

By Doug Feinberg, Associated Press Anne Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach, died Wednesday of heart failure. She was 56. Donovan's family confirmed the death in a statement. "While it is extremely difficult to express how devastating it is to lose Anne, our family remains so very grateful to have been blessed with such a wonderful human being," the statement said. "Anne touched many lives as a daughter, sister, aunt, friend and coach. Anne was a person with strong faith, courageous spirit, a giving heart and love for everyone," her family's statement continued. "We are so proud of her accomplishments as a women's' basketball player and coach, but even more proud of her character, integrity, humility and kindness." Donovan was at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee, last weekend. She was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995, was part of the inaugural class of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999 and was inducted in the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2015. The 6-foot-8 center coached both in college and the WNBA. She became the first female coach and the youngest person (42) to win a title in the WNBA, guiding the Seattle Storm to a championship in 2004. "Anne Donovan will always be remembered as a championship coach and a championship person," the Storm said in a statement. "Her dedication, passion and winning spirit set the tone for Storm Basketball. We are deeply saddened by her passing and share our heartfelt condolences with her family." Donovan was a member of three Olympics teams as a player. The 1980 team did not go to Russia because of a boycott. The team won the gold in 1984 and '88, and she coached the winning 2008 team. "USA Basketball mourns the passing of Anne Donovan. She played for her first USA Basketball team in 1977 and during her Hall of Fame, 31-year USA career, she was a member of five U.S. Olympic teams and four USA World Championship teams as an athlete and coach, culminating in leading the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team to gold as our head coach in Beijing," USA Basketball said in a statement. "She used to say she bled red, white and blue. As much as we remember her accomplishments in the game, we mourn a great friend who will be greatly missed." Donovan also coached the WNBA's Indiana Fever, the Charlotte Sting, New York Liberty and Connecticut Sun, working there from 2013-15. The New Jersey native also coached at Seton Hall for a few years. After playing at Old Dominion, Donovan played professionally in Japan and Italy. After retiring, she was an assistant at Old Dominion and then coached at East Carolina University from 1995-1998. She coached the Philadelphia Rage in the American Basketball League in 1997-98. ___ AP Sports Writer Tom Canavan contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

My 4 hours with Anthony Bourdain around ‘gritty’ Manila—with ‘No Reservations’

  It has been 10 years now, yet during our culinary walks around Binondo, we still get the occasional question, "How was he?" "He" was chef, writer and newsmaker Anthony Bourdain, who took his life last June 8. It was a decade ago when I had the rarest and most fortuitous privilege of giving Bourdain his first taste of the Manila culinary scene. To the multitude of fans, some of whom had to drive from Manila to Pampanga where a segment was shot, catching a glimpse of the man was enough. I had more than a glimpse. I had a whole day of eating out with him, and the irony of it was that I wasn't even a big fan. I had not read any of his books. While his popular TV ...Keep on reading: My 4 hours with Anthony Bourdain around ‘gritty’ Manila—with ‘No Reservations’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

PBA: Napagod sila sa dance number -- Guaio on beating Luzon All-Star

BATANGAS CITY –- Smart PBA All-Stars head coach Yeng Guiao credited his boys for a job well done despite playing with a short rotation that became even thinner with Allein Maliksi’s early exit in the opening quarter. His Magnificent Seven, excluding Maliksi who played a meager four minutes before calling it a night, defeated the 11-man PBA Luzon All-Stars, 152-149, Friday in the 2018 PBA All-Star Games at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum here.             But the victory didn’t just come because of Terrence Romeo’s 48 points and 11 assists or Jio Jalalon’s triple-double of 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 dimes. Guaiao shared the secret of their success. The Luzon All-Stars were just plain exhausted. Not because of the game’s quick pace or because of their effort to chip away a 20-point deficit in the third. “Ang sikreto yung Luzon selection masyadong napagod sila. Kahit marami sila, sila ang napagod. Kasi ang haba ng dance number nila so nasunog sila dun,” said Guiao, citing their opponents entertaining performance before the start of the match. The Luzon All-Stars led by team captain and choreographer Arwind Santos were fun to watch in their almost four-minute dance number highlighted by their own rendition of the popular K-Pop song Bboom-bboom by Momoland. But it was an exhausting effort as far as Guiao is concerned.          “Buti kami maikli lang kasi konti lang kami kaya na-preserve namin ang energy namin,” he said. “Bandang huli napagod na rin kami. May lead kami coming into the last few minutes, naubos yung lead namin kasi pagod na nga ang mga bata,” Guiao continued. “Pero mabuti na lang the lead was enough to give us a cushion.” “We almost went into overtime but again that’s really for the enjoyment of the crowd. Buti na lang hindi nag-overtime kasi pagud na pagod na rin kami,” he said.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

UAAP: Kailangan ibalik ang character ng Lady Eagles -- Almadro

Bringing back the confidence, intensity and heart that brought success to the Lady Eagles in the past are the first order of business for new Ateneo de Manila University women’s volleyball head coach Oliver Almadro.    Formally named as replacement for Tai Bundit on Thursday, Almadro is expected to buckle down to business in the first week of June. Almadro puts his focus in bringing back the same fire that fueled the Lady Eagles in their UAAP Season 76 and 77 title conquests. After their back-to-back reign behind ace hitter Alyssa Valdez, prized setter Jia Morado and top libero Denden Lazaro, the Lady Eagles seemed to have lost the magic that made them the most popular collegiate team in this generation and ultimately fell short of making it into Season 80 Finals after six straight championship appearances.       “Unang-una siguro kailangang ibalik ko muna ang confidence nila kasi coming from sa pinaka-last game nila, kahit kami talo rin kami ng Finals, yung confidence bababa yun eh,” said Almadro, who steered the Blue Eagles to three-straight titles from Season 77 to 79 before relinquishing the crown to archrival National University. “Pero yun ang una, ibalik ang confidence.” The Lady Eagles finished third in Season 80 and were booted out by Far Eastern University in the Final Four.  “(Kailangan) ibalik ang intensity, ibalik yung playing with heart, yun muna. Yun ang kailangang ibalik muna, yung character nila as Lady Eagles,” Almadro said. “Hindi naman sinasabi ko na pangit ang end nila (sa Season 80). They still ended up in a podium finish but siyempre alam mo naman na ang Ateneo binabantayan ng marami and they are expecting a lot from them.” “Sabi ko let’s put back muna yung confidence, let’s put back muna yung chemistry, yung trust with each other and saka natin tingnan kung anong character ang kailangan i-build ng team,” added Almadro, who was replaced by longtime assistant coach Timmy Sto. Tomas in the men’s team.   Bringing a DLSU twist in Lady Eagles’ new system Almadro has been coaching volleyball for two decades and calling the shots for a women’s team is not new to the passionate and vocal mentor. For 10 years, Almadro worked as a deputy for De La Salle University Lady Spikers head coach Ramil De Jesus.  After his stint with the Taft-based squad, Almadro became the chief tactician of the Ateneo men’s team before transferring to NU. He returned to the Katipunan-based squad half a decade ago, bringing with him a dangerous scorer and all-around player in Marck Espejo. Now working on a different challenge of handling the Lady Eagles, who took the spotlight before the start of Season 80 with their ‘internal issues’ that went public, Almadro will be adopting a different approach. A deviation from the ‘happy, happy and heartstrong mantra’ used by Bundit. A no-nonsense coach like his former mentor, Almadro is leaning on using the formula that brought success to Ateneo’s bitter rival – his own twist to the system of the reigning three-peat champion Lady Spikers.   “Ire-recall ko na lang ulit kung ano yung nangyari sa La Salle, noong humawak pa ako ng women’s,” said Almadro. De Jesus has been known to instill strict discipline and Spartan-like training to the Lady Spikers. Almadro will be doing the same with the Lady Eagles.  “Pero sabi ko nga ang Ateneo Lady Eagles mababait naman ang mga yan. They are good followers. They are great athletes. Ang great athlete mate-test kung gaano sila kabilis maga-adjust,” he continued. Almadro will try to work on the power and speed of the Lady Eagles, who will have the core of Season 80 Best Setter Deanna Wong, Kat Tolentino, Ponggay Gaston and seniors Maddie Madayag and Bea De Leon, who are yet to commit to playing their swan songs. “Sa women’s sana madala ko yung bilis at yung power ng men’s. Yun sana ang maidagdag ko sa kanila,” he said. “Pero iba pa rin ang women’s eh. More on defense, more on variation pero ang importante volleyball naman yan eh. Ang importante lang maka-cope up with the system.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

SEA Games: We will play Thailand in the Finals -- Suzara on PHI women s volleyball team

Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee executive director and Philippine volleyball figure Ramon ‘Tats’ Suzara believes that the national squad will have a great chance to land a podium finish when the country hosts the 30th edition of the biennial meet from November 30 to December 10 next year. The men’s and women’s national squads participated in the last two SEA Games editions in Singapore and Malaysia after skipping the sport for a decade. However, the Nationals failed to land a medal both times. “Of course, people were expecting to get a medal last year in Kuala Lumpur but it doesn’t take a year to prepare the national team. It takes two SEA Games to prepare the national team,” said Suzara, who is also the FIVB and Asian Volleyball Confederation marketing and development committee chairman. PHI women’s volleyball team head coach Ramil De Jesus held two tryouts last month to form a new squad that will participate in the Asian Games in July and the Asian Cup in August.       Exposure in these major international competitions according to Suzara will equip the Pinay volleybelles in its search for a SEA Games medal. The Filipinas landed a bronze medal in the 2005 Manila edition and last won a gold medal back in 1993 in the Singapore meet. “In fact, they asked me why in the SEA Games why volleyball is important. I just told them that we will play Thailand in the Finals,” said Suzara. “Our women’s volleyball has to play very well in the Asian Games and in the Asian Cup but our target is the SEA Games.” “SEA Games is so important in our heart so we should play in the Finals,” he added. “Even our chef de mission Monsour Del Rosario asked me last night, ‘What do you think of our women’s volleyball? Can we play in the Finals?’ I just said that I’m always positive that our women’s volleyball should play in the Finals.” Volleyball is considered as the second most popular sport in the country next to basketball. The local organizing committee after the two-day SEA Games Federation Council meeting announced that volleyball games will be held at the Big Dome. And Suzara is optimistic that fans will fill the venue to show their support.    “I’m sure (fans will fill the arena),” he said. “Of course, we have men’s volleyball and we have to give that attention. But I think out women’s national team has to work hard and with their experience in the Asian Games this year and the Asian Cup we should know where we are at the level. We should work hard. Our national team should work hard to reach this level in 2019. “We still have a year and a half for our national team to be on top.”       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

SEA Games: Basketball, volleyball to be held in Manila venues

Popular sports volleyball and basketball will be held in Metro Manila venues when the country hosts the 30th Southeast Asian Games next year. SEA Games Organizing Committee executive director Ramon ‘Tats’ Suzara said Thursday that the two ball games, which are expected to draw big crowds, will be played in three big venues inside the Big City for the biennial meet set from November 30 to December 10. “I think because basketball will have more events that’s why they chose MOA Arena and Cuneta as their backup,” said Suzara. “Of course I’m happy also that volleyball, especially women’s volleyball, will be in Smart Araneta Coliseum, being a big venue also and it’s very close to the general public for transportation.” The PHI has been dominating men’s basketball for the past 12 editions, except in the 2005 Manila SEA Games with the PHI suspended by FIBA and in 2009 Laos edition which was dropped by the host country because of lack of facility. Women’s and men’s volleyball, on the other hand, gained traction among Filipino fans in recent years. The country participated in the in 2015 Singapore SEA Games for the first time after a decade. The Philippines scored a bronze medal in women's play back in 2005.    “These has been the initial agreement, of course, nothing is final but this is the initial agreement that we are putting both popular sports in a big venue. That is the intention of the organizing committee,” added Suzara. The main sports hub will be in New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac while most of the aqua sports will be played in Subic. Other sports to be held in Manila are boxing and gymnastics in SMX Convention Center, bowling in Star mall, billiards at Maakati Cinema Square while polo and equestrian will be in Manila Polo Club.       ---        Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

PBA: Rhodes or Balkman? Arwind is fine with either

Everyone calm down. While defending champion San Miguel Beer is off to an uncharacteristic 0-2 start in the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup, the Beermen are not about to press that panic button yet, They are alarmed and a little bit concerned, but San Miguel has been in far worse situations before. And almost every time, the Beermen came out of adversity, usually with a championship trophy in hand. "Syempre maikli lang yung season, importante yung panalo," forward Arwind Santos said. "Kaso yun nga, 0-2. Pero ang maganda rito, may pag-asa pa naman kami, malayo pa. Pwede pa rin namin makuha yung top-2, yun ang goal namin eh, makuha yung top-2," he added. True enough, San Miguel has a lot of basketball left to play. And just because the Beermen are down now, it doesn't mean they are out. "Kung hindi kami papalarin, ganun talaga buhay, hindi laging doon ka sa ibabaw, minsan nandudun ka rin sa ilalim. Pero di ibig sabihin na susuko kami. May mga adjustment kaming gagawin," Santos said. One major adjustment San Miguel will probably have to make is to change imports. If Troy Gillenwater continues to unimpress, he might be on his way out before the Beermen play Alaska Saturday, May 19. Should that happen, two popular choices are on deck for the Beermen: Charles Rhodes and Renaldo Balkman. For Arwind, if San Miguel has to change, he'll be fine with either. "Pareho ko naman silang gusto," he said.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

WATCH: The Making of K-variety Show ‘Busted!’

In Netflix’s new K-variety show Busted! I Know Who You Are, seven of South Korea’s most popular celebrities play detectives who must work together to solve mysteries. “I thought it would be fun to have the members enter a world very similar to reality and solve cases,” says producer Jo Hyo-jin in the newly released […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

MediCard Philippines, Inc.: Providing adequate health care access to more people

By Bjorn Biel M. Beltran, Special Features Writer When the concept of health maintenance organization (HMO) became popular in the United States in the early 1970s, Filipinos mostly received their medical care through the local practices of doctors in clinics and hospitals, in addition to what the government can offer them. The idea of holistic medical […] The post MediCard Philippines, Inc.: Providing adequate health care access to more people appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018