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The Manila Dream: what opportunities await Marawi ‘bakwits’ in Metro Manila?

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 01 January) — In a small rented room in Al Saalam Compound in Quezon City, Zorayda Samporna and her husband use cardboards as their bed and their traveling bags for pillows. “This room is too small for my eleven children that’s why my husband and I have to sleep while sitting,” […].....»»

Category: newsSource: mindanews mindanewsJan 3rd, 2018

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Margielyn Didal s uphill climb to Asian Games gold

PALEMBANG - Filipina skateboarder Margielyn Arda Didal reigned supreme in the women's street competition at the 2018 Asian Games from start to finish. The 19-year-old Cebuana paced the pack after her second run and never looked back to bag the Philippines' fourth gold medal. Didal was so dominating that she posted an untouchable top score of 30.4 points for her smashing Asian Games debut. Japan’s Isa Kaya placed a distant second with 25.0 points from the combined two runs and two top tricks with 25.0 for silver while 12-year-old Nyimas Bunga of Indonesia took the bronze with a tally of 19.8 in this captivating millennial sport making its maiden appearance in the quadrennial, 45-nation sportsfest. “I am very happy I did my best. Sobra ang saya po, lalung –lalo na sa mga skateboarders natin,” said the gregarious Didal, who  lived up to her billing as the top favorite after her devil-may-care showing at the packed arena. After her resounding win, Didal revealed the hardships she had to work through just to get some practice back in Cebu. Asian Games Skateboarding Gold medal winner Didal from Cebu recounts hardship just to practice ‘hinahabol kami ng police kasi Bawal’ pic.twitter.com/tKaQbDJWWT — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) August 29, 2018 "Sa streets lang, hinahabol kami ng pulis, mga security pag may nakitang nag-skate," Didal told ABS-CBN News' Dyan Castillejo via video interview. "Minsan po pag nasa mall, pag nakahawak ka ng board, bawal ka pumasok," she continued. “Gusto ko rin na maipakita na skateboarding is a serious sport but can also be fun as well.” Didal's mother is a streetfood vendor back in Cebu, while his father is a carpenter. Both her parents were unable to accompany or even witness her historic feat. With the win however, a lot of opportunities are set to arise for the young skateboarder.  Didal will receive P6 million in incentives from the government and other groups as a reward for gold medalists in the Asiad, and she plans to use the money to finally bring her family to her next event. Margielyn’s mother is a street food vendor in Cebu , her father a carpenter. She hopes to be able to get them a passport so they can be at her next comp abroad . pic.twitter.com/QADA0LoXtQ — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) August 29, 2018 "Kukuhan ko rin sila (parents) ng passport after Asian Games kasi maraming invitations sa skate event. Para makasama sa next event ko, sa Brazil," she bared. Skateboarding made its debut in this iteration of the quadrennial meet, and will become a medal sport in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Didal trained in the United States for two months before competing in Indonesia, with nothing more than a dream to erase skateboarding's negative connotation in the country.  "[Para] sa skate scene sa Pinas, manibago naman yung tingin ng ibang tao sa skateboarding," an emotional Didal bared. Now a gold medalist, Didal hopes her success leads to better support for the discipline.  Margielyn spent 2 months training in the USA sponsored by MVP Sports Foundation , NB , POC . She gets emotional talking about how she hopes skateboarding would be given attention as a Sport . pic.twitter.com/ORTcIE4jPI — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) August 29, 2018 Didal leanred to skate in the streets of Cebu . She hopes there will be Public Skateparks set up around the country as so much talent among Pinoys in this Sport , says the 19 yr old . pic.twitter.com/c3T7Lt4aUK — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) August 29, 2018 Her golden achievement was the fourth mint courtesy of Pinoy female athletes after weightlifter Hidylin Diaz, golfer Yuka Saso and the PH women’s gold squad, and the first major contribution of the compact national contingent competing in 10 events here to the country’s overall medal tally.      Philippine Olympic Committee President Ricky Vargas and chairman Bambol Tolentino, who went straight from the airport to the venue,  arrived just in time to witness  the former street kid go  from strength to strength in garnering  “I am blessed to witness this great event by a young girl, a carpenter’s daughter and former street kid, who did so well.  Because of her hard work and belief in herself she is now where she is,” noted Vargas after witnessing Didal’s impressive run. “Congratulations Margie. The country is grateful for your efforts and sacrifices ,” said Philippine Sports Commission chairman Butch Ramirez in statement from Manila immediately after learning of the Cebuana’s accomplisthment. “We are arranging a hero’s welcome for  you. “Your PSC family is behind you all the way. Mabuhay ang atletang Pilipino.” Also greeting Didal immediately after her victory were deputy chef de mission Manny Cabili  and POC officials Col. Jeff Tamayo and Jonne Go. A veteran of the prestigious Street League championships in London last May – the first Southeast Asian to be invited to the event – Didal led from start to finish, setting the tone of the lopsided contest with an opening score of 6.7 points, highlighted by a difficult  ”Board Slide” on the railings after taking the higher platform.      Using a 8Five2 yellow skateboard, she displayed her own version of hang time with an “Ollie” on her second run to go comfortably ahead with 14.4 points to second-running Isa’s 13.3, and seemingly was just getting started. In the tricks section, where the two best scores out five tries count , Didal went full throttle with another “Board Slide” to net 6.0 in her initial run, took it easy with a 3.7 output in the second, before wrapping the gold up with eye-popping scores of 7.1 and 8.9 points in the third and fourth attempts. With a flair for the dramatic, her coup de grace was an acrobatic “Backside 50/50, 360-degree Flip Out” that drew oohs and ahhs from the gallery – an astonishing feat considering that it was the first time she did it in a major international competition. “This was the first time that Margielyn tried that stunt and is the highest score garnered by any skateboarder so far in the street event,”noted Skateboard Association of the Philippines Inc. president Monty Mendigoria. Didal and the rest of the skateboarding were scheduled to return to Manila on Thursday in what undoubtedly will be a hero's welcome for the country’s latest golden Asian Games sensation. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Subway, jobs, airports, tax reforms… all under DU30

The slew of infrastructure programs under the Duterte administration will create millions of jobs during and after construction, build a subway in Metro Manila, a railway in Mindanao and airports and bridges across the country, while the tax reform agenda will ensure equitable opportunities for everyone. Appearing at yesterday’s media briefing in Malacanang, the government’s […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Underprivileged kids from Marawi, Metro Manila, and Batangas participate in Real Madrid-sponsored camp

The two-day YKK Asia Group Kids Football Clinic came to a close last Sunday with 300 underprivileged kids getting the rare opportunity to learn football the Real Madrid way at the McKinley Hill Stadium in Taguig City. Two kids from previously war-torn Marawi City were among those who experienced the world-class football training from coaches of the most multi-titled La Liga team in history with 33 Championship titles to its name.  Children from Gawad Kalinga communities were first to undergo the clinics on Saturday, followed by children from lakeshore communities in Batangas on Sunday morning.  Homeless children who live and sleep on streets and places like Luneta and the Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan, and are cared for by Child Hope Asia Philippines had their own exhilarating football experience in the afternoon. Mohammed Faried Anganto and Alintor Bangote were brought by their coach, Espiridion Paran under the auspices of Gawad Kalinga. “Football was one way for the kids to cope and transcend the experience of the past,” said their coach.  “It was special for them to experience the YKK Football Clinic conducted by Real Madrid coaches because they learned new skills and trained with professional football gear. They’re used to playing with makeshift equipment, using tennis balls and playing barefoot,” he added. Real Madrid Foundation coaches Pablo Gomez Revenga, Santiago Sanchez Martin and Hector Vicente were assisted by 30 local coaches who shared and demonstrated world-class training methodologies and training techniques throughout the sessions. The Real Madrid Foundation coaches also promoted values through sports and education, teaching the kids about commitment, responsibility and teamwork, all while having fun.  All participants in the kids clinic received a full set of YKK/Real Madrid Foundation football kits, which include football boots, cap and socks. Everyone received a certificate at the end of the session. The Most Valuable Participants in the morning and afternoon sessions received Real Madrid t-shirts and bags......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

CA upholds ruling in favor of Maynilad in arbitration case

HIGHER water rates may await customers of Maynilad Water Services, Inc. This comes after the Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed a lower court’s ruling upholding Maynilad’s entitlement to the inclusion of corporate income tax in its tariff and the rebasing adjustment that Maynilad had proposed for January 1, 2013 to 31 December, 2017. Maynilad parent Metro [...] The post CA upholds ruling in favor of Maynilad in arbitration case appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Can Tugade’s proposed cable cars cure Metro Manila traffic woes?

Transportation Secretary Art Tugade’s proposal to install a cable car system in Metro Manila for commuters has been met with some skepticism. However, the inspirations for Tugade’s idea, outlandish as it may sound, has actually yielded positive results in some cities across the globe. Tugade’s dream Tugade proposed the introduction of a cable car transport […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Meet the 2018 batch of Jr. NBA PH All-Stars

Jr. NBA PH press release PASAY CITY, METRO MANILA – Eight boys and eight girls were named as Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars from a total of 74 participants during the Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska National Training Camp to become the eleventh batch of Jr. NBA All-Stars. Headlined by Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein and WNBA Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes, the National Training Camp was held at the Gatorade Hoops Center on May 18, at Don Bosco Technical Institute on May 19 and SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on May 20. The National Training Camp players were the top performers in Regional Selection Camps in Bacolod, Baguio, Butuan, Metro Manila and Alaska Power Camp, which were led by Jr. NBA Coaches Carlos Barroca and Rob Newson, together with Alaska coaches led by PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso. Jr. NBA alumni were in attendance throughout the camp with Thirdy Ravena and Ricci Rivero visiting the Gatorade Hoops Center and Kai Sotto and Rhayyan Amsali highlighting the participants of the Jr. NBA Alumni All-Star Game in SM Mall of Asia. The Jr. NBA All-Stars showcased skills on the court and exemplified the Jr. NBA core S.T.A.R. Values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude, and Respect. Prince Ray Alao, 14, of San Beda University; Ethan Rod Alian, 14, of La Salle Greenhills; John Lester Amagan, 14, of St. Robert’s International Academy of Iloilo; Seven Gagate, 14, of Chiang Kai Shek College; Nathan Jan Jundana, 14, of Bacolod Tay Tung; Christian Joi Mesias, 14, of Jose Maria College of Davao; Kim Aaron Tamayo, 13, of National University; and Rhon Khaniel Telles, 13, of St. Anthony de Carmelli Academy of Cavite topped the boys division, while Madelyn Flores, 14, of Bukidnon National High School; Gin Kayla Huelar, 13, of St. La Salle University, Bacolod; Aishe Solis, 13, of Corpus Christi School in Cagayan De Oro; Pauline Angelique Valle, 13, of Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School; Christine Nichole Venterez, 12, Baguio City National High School; Marielle Vingno, 14, of Escuela de Sophia of Caloocan Inc.; Amber Esquivel, 14, and Kyla Marie Mataga, 13, of De La Salle Zobel were the outstanding performers in the girls’ division. Pauline Angelique Valle and Prince Ray Alao were named this year’s Jr. NBA Most Valuable Players while Marielle Vingno and Ethan Rod Alian were selected as Alaska Ambassadors. Hazel Yambot of Baguio and Mark “Tata” Belangel of Bacolod were chosen as the Coaches of the Year. In addition, special awards were handed out to Kayla Marie Mataga and Javier Louis Jugo as Gatorade Hustle awardees, Merylle Cuasay and Czarlo Salvador as Panasonic Rising Stars, and Aishe Solis and Kim Aaron Tamayo, Cloudfone Awesome Players of the Game. “The Jr. NBA program gives us the opportunity to contribute to our goal of getting more kids to play the game of basketball and help them understand how working hard on their craft can open doors and unlock greater opportunities in life,” said Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes.  “I came here to inspire you but your passion and eagerness to learn inspire me and I’m so grateful for that,” shared Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein to the campers. An NBA experience trip in Shanghai, China awaits the All-Stars in October where they will be joined by other Jr. NBA All-Stars from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam in training and friendly competitions as they catch the NBA China Games 2018 featuring the Philadelphia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks. Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, continues to promote proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, serving as an effective platform in implementing Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished children in the country. AXA, Cloudfone, Gatorade, Globe Telecom and Panasonic serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner. ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines. Fans can also follow Jr. NBA at www.jrnba.asia/philippines and on Facebook. For all the latest news and updates on the NBA, visit www.nba.com and follow the league on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com and follow PlayPH at www.playph.com and on Facebook and Twitter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Rappler Talk: Job opportunities in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – What sort of job opportunities await job seekers – both old and new – in the Philippines? Rappler talks to Jocelyn Pick, president and managing director of Profiles Asia Pacific, Inc., to talk about career opportunities. Catch the interview on May 2, Wednesday. – Rappler.com .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2018

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

Jaja Santiago looks forward to bright future after title-less UAAP stint

MANILA, Philippines – As tragic as it may seem, National University stalwart Jaja Santiago will graduate from the school and the UAAP without a title after 5 years. However, with her 6-foot-5 height advantage, Santiago's volleyball career is far from over as there are many local and international opportunities that await ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Job fair set tomorrow

MANILA, Philippines — Around 13,000 local and overseas jobs and business opportunities await jobseekers in tomorrow’s Trabaho, Negosyo, Kabuhayan fair organi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

Poe: Traffic powers needed by Duterte but he’s sending mixed signals

The chair of the Senate public services committee on Friday expressed frustration at what she said was the lack of a clear direction on how to solve Metro Manila's traffic crisis from President Duterte who, in 2017, described the nation's capital as a dying city.   Sen. Grace Poe reiterated her appeal for the passage of a bill granting emergency powers to Mr. Duterte to solve the crisis.   In a presentation on Thursday, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) said the road gridlock was bleeding the Philippine economy to the tune of P3.5 billion in lost opportunities daily, up from P2.4 billion in 2012.   In December, Mr. Duterte distanced...Keep on reading: Poe: Traffic powers needed by Duterte but he’s sending mixed signals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2018

Mystical traditions inspire immigrant artist

  In June 1989, a group of artists had a show in San Francisco. But after a few days, one artist did not to return to the Philippines for the next 13 years. He left a promising career as a painter and sculptor in Manila to reach for the "American Dream."   The dream, however, was elusive. Despite the odds, Sal Floriano, known in the art world as "Sal Budhz," now 65, did not think of giving up. The art scene does not discriminate on the basis of nationality, race and even age.   "I extended my stay to seek opportunities for me and my family. I know living in America is a good place for us," Budhz explains.   Beating the odds   Worki...Keep on reading: Mystical traditions inspire immigrant artist.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

U.S. aid for Marawi rehab reaches more than P1B

MANILA, Philippines – The United States government is allocating an additional $6.6 million (P330 million) for the rehabilitation of Marawi city and surrounding areas affected by the war that ended last October .  The fund, which is given through the US Agency for International Development, will be used to provide livelihood trainings and opportunities ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

US pledges P330 million support for Marawi rehab efforts

The United States government has pledged an additional $6.6 million, or P330 million, in cash to the Philippines to supportthe recovery and rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City and its surrounding towns.   The US Embassy in Manila on Tuesday said the fund assistance, which was pooled through the US Agency forInternational Development (USAID), would provide opportunities for Marawi residents to enhance their job skills, to improvetheir livelihoods and stimulate the economy.   A pledge of $14.3 million was initially pooled by the US government in September as the violent clashes in Marawi were on-going.   The latest fund assistance has brought the tot...Keep on reading: US pledges P330 million support for Marawi rehab efforts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

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Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 31st, 2017

Vindication, martial law oppositors say of survey

Opposition lawmakers felt vindicated by the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showing 62 percent of Mindanao folk were against the extension of martial law. Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano said "the results of the recent poll vindicate our stand that the 1-year extension of martial law is not necessary." The SWS' survey, held from Dec. 8 to 16, showed that 67 percent of respondents in Metro Manila, 63 percent in the rest of Luzon and 55 percent in the Visayas also opposed the move. The average for all four areas is 62 percent. "Majority of the Filipinos, even those from [the] Visayas and Mindanao, share the same sentiment and can see the fact that the war in Marawi Ci...Keep on reading: Vindication, martial law oppositors say of survey.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 24th, 2017

Volunteers needed to pack relief goods–DSWD

The social welfare department on Saturday called for volunteers in Metro Manila to pack relief goods for thousands of families who would be spending Christmas in emergency shelters due to the Marawi City siege and Tropical Storms "Urduja" and "Vinta." As many as 500 people were needed daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the National Resource Operations Center in Pasay City, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). At least 705 families, or 2,891 individuals, were in 31 evacuation centers in the Bicol region, Eastern Visayas, and Mimaropa region, after Urduja (international name: Kai-Tak) blew across the Visayas and destroyed more than 10,000 houses, accordin...Keep on reading: Volunteers needed to pack relief goods–DSWD.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2017

SWS: More Filipinos await better life, economy in 2018

  More Filipino adults now feel positive that their quality of life would improve within the next 12 months, the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.   In the Third Quarter 2017 Social Weather Survey releasedon Wednesday, 47 percent of adults are "optimists" or those who expect their quality of life to improve, while 4 percent are pessimists or those who expect their quality of life to get worse.   The SWS survey was conducted from September 23-27, 2017 using face-to-face interviews of 1,500 adults nationwide. The sample includes 600 in Balance Luzon, and 300 each in Metro Manila, Visayas, and Mindanao.   It has a samplin...Keep on reading: SWS: More Filipinos await better life, economy in 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

P1-B livelihood aid allotted for Marawi siege victims – DSWD

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has earmarked P1 billion to assist victims of the Marawi City crisis in their recovery through livelihood opportunities.  DSWD officer-in-charge Emmanuel Leyco said that the funds are under the agency’s Sustainable Livelihood ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2017