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The Chainsmokers gives visual delight to Filipino fans in Manila party

MANILA, Philippines — Besides performing its chart-topping EDM hits, American duo The Chainsmokers expressed showmanship through a world-class production in.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarSep 14th, 2017

The Chainsmokers to Filipino fans: We owe you a lot

MANILA, Philippines – Showing some love to Filipino fans, American duo The Chainsmokers reiterated that they owe a lot to them......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2017

WATCH | Alvarez claims PDP-Laban eyes Roque, Uson in 2019 senatorial slate; Uson issues demurrer

MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said on Friday, at the oath-taking rites for new members of the political party PDP-Laban that he wants Harry Roque and Mocha Uson in the party’s senatorial slate for the 2019 elections. “Roque is intelligent and Uson has a genuine heart for the Filipino people,” Alvarez told InterAksyon.com in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated News14 hr. 29 min. ago

WATCH: Pikachu speaks English in new movie

MANILA, Philippines – A new Pokémon movie came out this year, hitting Japanese theaters back in July, where it reigned atop the box office.  In November, the movie, Pokémon: I Choose You!, finally arrived on US shores to the delight of Pokémon fans – especially to older fans as the movie is a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2017

The journey doesn t end here : former champ Eduard Folayang remains motivated following loss to Martin Nguyen

Eduard Folayang's magical run as ONE Championship lightweight world champion is over.  Friday night at ONE: Legends of the World in Manila, Folayang was on the wrong end of a brutal knockout loss to now-two division world champion Martin Nguyen. It was a painful end to what was an insipiring journey to the top for the Team Lakay superstar, and the image of seeing the Pinoy hero getting seperated from his senses is one that will remain with Pinoy fight fans for a while.  Days after the loss, Folayang released a statement via ONE Championship, reassuring everyone that he's fine after the match's violent end.  "First and foremost, I thank God for His protection. At this point, I assure my followers and the fans of Team Lakay that I am alright and there is nothing to be anxious about. I am still in good physical condition." Folayang said. "I extend my heartfelt gratitude to ONE Championship for seeing that I get the best medical attention after the match. Folayang went on to thank the Filipino fans who came and supported him and Team Lakay, Friday night.  "I take this opportunity to thank my countrymen for their support not only to me but to the entire Team Lakay athletes who competed last November 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena. My heart is overwhelmed with the outpouring of their encouragement. We hope we can pay it forward. As for Nguyen, the Baguio City native congratulated the new champion and added that this isn't the end of the line for 'The Landside." "I tip my hat off to Martin Nguyen. He did his homework well and came very prepared. Because of this, my hunger for improvement remains unsatiated. This is a big lesson learned. I believe challenges inside and outside the cage always bring out the best in us. I assure you that the journey doesn't end here." The former champion has been in the same situation before. Following a devastating KO loss to lightweight contender Timofey Nastyukhin back in 2014, Folayang went on an amazing run which led him to the top of the lightweight division.  ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong fully believes that the Pinoy warrior can once again rise to the top of the heap. "I expect Eduard to shine again."  Sityodtong said during the post-fight presser.  As for now, Folayang will likely take a break as he and the team prepare for what's set to be an eventful 2018. "The odds were not in my favor last Friday. Nevertheless, Team Lakay and I will exert our best efforts to wave our Philippine flag more triumphantly in 2018."     Eduard Folayang quotes courtesy of ONE Championship.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

LeBron James sends shout-out to Filipino fans for mural in BGC

MANILA, Philippines – Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James recently took the time to give a special shout out to his Filipino fans on Instagram on Wednesday, November 8, after he saw the commission of two basketball court-sized murals in his image at the Titan Love Court in Bonifacio Global City, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2017

Alam ko rin na hindi pa ako healthy -- Galang on skipping F2 Logistics campaign

Games on Saturday: (University of St. La Salle, Bacolod) 2:00 p.m. –- Generika-Ayala vs Foton 4:00 p.m. –- Cocolife vs Cignal 6:00 p.m. –- F2 Logistics vs Petron   BACOLOD CITY -- Ara Galang will sit out F2 Logistics’ campaign in the 2017 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix. Talking to fans who flocked the PSL’s meet-and-greet event at SM Bacolod here Friday, the former De La Salle University standout revealed that she will need some time to rest and recover from a maintenance procedure done on her previously injured knee.          “Personally, siyempre medyo sad ako pero OK lang din naman sa akin kasi alam ko naman ‘yung kondisyon ko,” said Galang, who helped the Cargo Movers capture the 2016 PSL All-Filipino Conference crown and to a runner-up in the same tournament this season.    Galang is not in the official lineup of F2 Logistics but still joined teammates Aby Marano, Dawn Macandili, Cha Cruz and Kim Kianna Dy to promote the league’s triple-bill playdate set on Saturday at University of St. La Salle-Bacolod. Representatives of eight teams not including guest team University of Sto. Tomas attended the event and were welcomed by Bacolod City congressman Greg Gasataya.  The UAAP Season 75 Most Valuable Player sustained an ACL, MCL tear and big bone bruise on her left knee during the 77th UAAP semifinals match against National University back in 2015. She came back the following year to lead DLSU in snapping archrival Ateneo de Manila University’s back-to-back reign.       “Alam ko rin na hindi pa ako healthy,” who needed to undergo a procedure to drain fluid on her knee. “Pero alam ko na nandiyan naman ang mga teammates ko, kaya naman nila maglaro.” Despite being on the sideline for this tournament, Galang said that she’s just happy to help the team on some other way. “Happy pa rin naman ako na part pa rin ako ng team at PSL,” said Galang. The Cargo Movers will make their debut against unbeaten Petron at 6:00 p.m. Cocolife and Cignal HD will meet at 4:00 p.m. after the curtain-raiser between two-time champion Foton and Generika-Ayala in the curtain-raiser at 2:00 p.m.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

Martin Nguyen 'excited' to fight in front of Filipino fans again

On November 10th, Martin Nguyen walks into enemy territory as he tries to dethrone reigning and defending ONE Lightweight world champion Eduard Folayang at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.  Aside from a size and weight advantage, the champ Folayang will also have the hometown crowd behind him as he tries to defend his title for a second time.  For the challenger, who also happens to be ONE Championship's newly-crowned featherweight world champion, he isn't sweating the Pinoy crowd, and is in fact eager to perform for them.  em>'I’m very excited, I’m returning to the Philippines, it’s a massive deal.' /em>Nguyen said during the media faceoffs in Manila.  Nguyen was all praise for Filipino fight fans, whom he called 'well-educated' in terms of MMA appreciation.  em>'You guys are very very well-educated when it comes to combat sports. My last fight [here in Manila] with Li Kai Wen, it was potentially a Fight of the Night, and experiencing those three to four minutes, I was in awe.' /em> The last time that Nguyen fought in Manila was back in April of 2016, a first-round TKO win over Li Kai Wen. Come November 10th, Nguyen will look to recreate the result, but he likely won't get any standing ovation if he manages to do so.  em>'The Filipinos, they love their combat sports and I’m here to put on a show for you guys, regardless of being the underdog or being hated because I’m fighting one of their heroes.' /em> The 28-year old Australian is riding a five-fight winning streak heading into arguably the biggest challenge of his career.    strong>Eduard Folayang defends his ONE Championship lightweight world title against reignign ONE Championship featherweight world champion Martin Nguyen in the main event of ONE: Legends of the World on Friday, November 10th at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.  /strong> strong>Catch the action LIVE on S+A channel 23!  /strong> .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 13th, 2017

Before Manila, The Chainsmokers perform with BTS in Seoul

MANILA, Philippines — A night before their much awaited concert in Manila, Grammy-award winning duo The Chainsmokers surprised their fans in Seoul, South Kor.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

Shadowy group calls for Duterte’s ouster

MANILA – A shadowy group called Patriotic and Democratic Movement or PADEM, composed of disgruntled military and police officers and members, has called for the ouster of President Rodrigo Duterte and cited 10 reasons for its action. It accused Duterte of treating the military and police as his private armies and for betraying and violating public trust. It also urged Filipinos to join PADEM in condemning and fighting Duterte and his administration and to stage mass actions and demand the President’s ouster. In a manifesto, Antonio Bonifacio, who claimed to be PADEM’s spokesman, called on members of the military and police to also join the people in demanding Duterte’s resignation and also his administration. It said the group is working for the withdrawal military and police support for Duterte.  “We urge all Filipinos as individuals and as groups in whatever social sector, field, institution or organization to exercise their right of assembly and expression to undertake mass actions demanding the ouster of Duterte and his administration. We call on our fellow officers and members of the AFP and the PNP to join the people in demanding the resignation or ouster of Duterte and his administration.” “We pledge to work for the withdrawal of military and police support for Duterte and his administration in conjunction with mass mobilization of the Filipino people in millions to manifest their demand for the resignation or ouster of Duterte and his administration. Upon the change of administration, we pledge to follow the principle of civilian supremacy and support a new civilian administration, in accordance with the 1987 Constitution and the rule of law,” the manifesto, released by Bonifacio &'' believed to be a nom de guerre – said. PADEM also condemned and holds accountable for gross crimes in betrayal of public trust and in violation of national sovereignty and democratic rights of the Filipino people. It cited the following reasons as alleged crimes of Duterte:   Treating the AFP and the PNP as these were his private armies and practising favoritism and violating professional and service standards in the promotion and assignment of officers; Corrupting the PNP and the AFP with a system of monetary awards for the extrajudicial killing of alleged illegal drug users and of NPA suspects; Condoning and protecting top-level illegal drug lords; Emboldening/inciting police officers to engage in extrajudicial killings of poor suspected illegal drug users and pushers by publicly telling officers to plant evidence and by guaranteeing their pardon and promotion in case of conviction; Aggravating corruption in government and criminality through the collusion of Duterte trustees and crime syndicates; Allowing China to occupy maritime features in the West Philippine Sea and to violate Philippine sovereign rights upheld by decision of the Arbitral Tribunal in accordance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea; Bungling the operations in Marawi City and indiscriminately destroying lives and property through aerial bombings, artillery and mortar; Favoring certain Chinese businessmen and Duterte relatives and cronies in the award of projected infrastructure projects using loans from China; Betraying the sovereign rights of the Filipino people by making the Philippines a debt vassal of China and offering to China the oil and gas resources under the West Philippine Sea as collateral for Chinese loans; and Seeking to replace the partnership with the United States in matters of national security with an even more lopsided relationship with China and Russia.  Television network GMA reported that the military has reiterated its support for the administration of Duterte and strongly denied PADEM’s allegations. Military spokesman Brigadier General Restituto Padilla said the entire Armed Forces of the Philippines, along with all the men and women of the uniformed services and all their civilian personnel, stand by the government and support Duterte, their commander-in-chief. Padilla said the accusations and issues cited by the group are unfounded and uncalled for. “Such issues are clearly politically motivated and a matter that the AFP does not and will not subscribe to,” GMA quoted him as saying, adding, they are the constitutionally mandated protectors of the people and will stand by law-abiding citizens whenever and wherever they are needed. “Having affirmed this, the AFP, however, will not hesitate in acting against forces who shall undermine the stability and security of our country and those who wish to destabilize our nation thru unconstitutional means,” he said. Communist rebels had previously said that the Central Intelligence Agency is plotting to oust Duterte alongside the plan to assassinate Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Sison, in a statement he issued in May, said those who continue to support him assert that performance in a year is not enough basis for a final judgment and that there is more than enough time ahead for him to accomplish promises that have most impressed them, such as the eradication of the drug problem, criminality, and corruption. He said Duterte has, in fact, pleaded that he needs three or four more years to bring about the significant changes that he previously thought would be done in six months’ time. His promised campaign against the pork barrel and other forms of corruption of the Aquino regime has not yet materialized. “Where he has been most successful at, projecting himself as a strong leader by calling on the police and the public to kill drug addict-pushers, he has attracted the most severe and sustained condemnation by institutions, the [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2017

Liam Gallagher’s message to millennial Filipino rock fans

MANILA, Philippines - “I’m just a great rock and roll singer with a great rock and roll attitude. And I’m one of the best-looking rock stars in the world.”.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2017

Pacman camp, fans slam result

MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao’s camp Sunday slammed the officials after the Filipino great lost his World Boxing Organization welterweight title in a.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2017

WATCH: ‘King Arthur’ stars invite Filipino fans to watch epic film adventure

MANILA, Philippines — Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law, stars of Warner Bros......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2017

LeBron tops NBA jersey sales in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — The 2016 NBA Finals rivalry between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors was a hit among Filipino fans......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 17th, 2017

IN PHOTOS: Coldplay s first concert in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — British rock phenomenon Coldplay performed amid neon lights and a sea of screaming Filipino fans for the first-ever concern in the Phil.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 5th, 2017

Fifth Harmony to Filipino fans: Expect a lot of fun!

MANILA, Philippines - With its multitude of Filipino fans all pumped up to finally see in the flesh the world’s hottest all-female pop and R& B group Fift.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2017

Rice celebrates Pinoy heritage in NBA

MANILA, Philippines - NBA legend Glen Rice is in town to celebrate Filipino Heritage Week in the pro league and will attend the live viewing party with Golde.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 18th, 2017

Khan advised against fighting Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippine – While most fans prefer Manny Pacquiao to fight Amir Khan, it would be best for the British fighter to stay away from the Filipino icon......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2017

Wurtzbach urges Pinoys: Show Miss U bets hospitality

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach called on her Filipino fans yesterday not to attack or criticize candidates of the pageant, whi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 8th, 2017

Arts & Leisure: Art and a chaos in the big city

METRO Manila is often described by many as a city that is "chaotic," but 28 Filipino artists turned it around and changed the otherwise negative description into something celebratory -- like a party......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 13th, 2016

WATCH: Chris Martin invites fans to watch Coldplay concert in Manila

MANILA, Philippines — After confirming that they will be performing for the first time in Manila, Coldplay's vocalist, Chris Martin, invited their Filipino f.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 20th, 2016