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A Feast of the Islands’ Flavors

If there’s one thing that majority of Pinoys can’t live without—it’s Filipino food. It’s a common practice for our kababayans to stuff their luggage with tuyo (dried fish), bagoong (shrimp paste), and taba ng talangka (.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 12th, 2016

Diaz roots for PH athletes

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, who just ended a 20-year medal drought for the Philippines in the Olympics, rallied behind the Filipino athletes who are still in contention in the Summer Games here......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 9th, 2016

FLASHBACK: First Pinoy Olympians were the most bemedalled

As Filipino athletes seek Olympic glory anew with the 31st staging of the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, it is indeed inspiring to look back at the first Pinoy Olympians who made their mark in the early years of the leading international sporting event.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 7th, 2016

Filipino Olympians take it easy, chillax

RIO DE JANEIRO Members of Team Philippines used some time to shake off jetlag Monday or 11 days before the XXXI Summer Olympics kicks off in this city urg.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2016

Arriba, Lariba!

SHES making history at age 21, a student of De La Salle University, the first Filipino table tennis player to represent her country in the Olympics and one of only 64 wielding their paddles in this years summer Games in Rio de Janeiro......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2016

World Sports: Last hurrah for long-jumper Torres-Sunang

AT 35 years old, the Rio Summer Games could well be the last one for Filipino female long-jumper Marestella Torres-Sunang, which is why the Negros Oriental native is determined more than ever to give her very best and make the country proud......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 20th, 2016

Bench presents show at New York Fashion Week – a first for Filipino lifestyle brand

By Millet Mananquil/philstar.com – Bench presented a 27-piece spring/summer 2017 collection at the New York Fashion Week 2016, the first time for a Philippine fashion brand to gain recognition in the Big Apple’s runways. Bench was also feature.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsJul 17th, 2016

T-wolves' Rubio to miss Nuggets game for personal reasons

em>By Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press /em> MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio will miss the game on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) against the Denver Nuggets, but it has nothing to do with the trade rumors that have surrounded him of late. Rubio left the team on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) for personal reasons and will not rejoin the Wolves until late Sunday or Monday, coach Tom Thibodeau said Saturday after practice. Rubio had to return home to Spain, and his brother posted on Instagram that their grandmother had passed away. Rubio did not play in the second half against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) because of tightness in his left hip, but Thibodeau said Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) that was not a concern going forward. Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones filled in admirably, helping the Wolves defeat the Clippers, 104-101. Rubio said after the game he was not concerned about the injury, though it did interrupt an impressive run for the pass-first point guard. In his previous five full games, Rubio was averaging 13.2 points and 14.0 assists, looking more like the playmaker he was earlier in his career. 'I'm playing better, feeling better and the results are there,' Rubio said last week after a win over Oklahoma City. 'But I don't want it to be just a four-game stand. I want to be all season long like that. It's hard. We have a lot of games, but my expectations are high and I keep them high because I work hard to do it.' It has taken time for Rubio to acclimate to a new system in Thibodeau's first year as coach, leading many across the league to believe that the sixth-year pro could be traded to make room for Dunn, the fifth overall pick in last summer's draft. Thibodeau has historically preferred a point guard who is more of a scorer than Rubio, a career 37 percent shooter and a 31 percent shooter from 3-point range. But shooting has never been Rubio's strong suit. He excels at getting others involved, playing good defense and controlling the tempo of the game. With the trade deadline less than a month away, and Rubio on a hot streak, trade chatter has expectedly picked up. The Wolves are just 15-28, though they are 9-10 since a 6-18 start. Still, it's clear that they have a lot of improving to do to become a factor in the Western Conference, and Rubio appears to be one of the few assets they are willing to part with that could fetch a decent player in return. ESPN reported that the Wolves and Detroit Pistons had discussions about a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson trade, but Pistons coach and team president Stan Van Gundy shot that down on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Van Gundy told reporters in Detroit that he texted Jackson to tell him 'this is the crazy season. We're not trading you for Ricky Rubio.' Dunn hasn't been any better as a shooter in his rookie season, making 37.6 percent from the field and shooting a ghastly 27 percent from three-point range. But he had played more than 20 minutes in a game just three times in the previous two months before Rubio's injury on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). 'When you have shorter minutes, you have to try to be more ready,' Dunn said Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). 'Try to go out there and impact the game right away. You can get the feel when you have more minutes, but I understand. Ricky's a great player. I'm just trying to learn off him.' Dunn likely will start against the Nuggets, with Jones serving as the backup point guard. Dunn said he has been getting more and more comfortable in his first season and will be ready when Thibodeau calls on him. 'I'm starting to understand who I am as a player (and) what's my role on the team,' Dunn said. 'Just figuring out guys, what's their tendencies and trying to understand coach's philosophy.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

LeBron considering return to US Olympic team under Popovich

em>By Tom Withers, Associated Press /em> INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James might make another run at Olympic gold with Gregg Popovich. James, who already has two gold medals, said that Popovich taking over as coach of the U.S. team will influence his decision on whether to play in the 2020 Tokyo Games. 'It factors a lot,' James said Saturday as the Cavaliers prepared to host Popovich's San Antonio Spurs. 'I've said that before. He's just a great mastermind of the game of basketball.' James skipped last summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro to get rest after leading Cleveland to an NBA championship. But he's still connected with Team USA and Popovich replacing outgoing coach Mike Krzyzewski could be enough to draw James back to the Olympics. James will be 36 in 2020, but his game is showing no signs of decay and the three-time NBA champ has relished his previous Olympic appearances. He was a key member of the American teams that captured gold in Beijing (2008) and (2012), performances that helped him and the U.S. squad erase some of the disappointment from taking bronze in Athens (2004). Krzyzewski, the Duke coach who led the U.S. team to three consecutive gold medals, had a hand in naming Popovich as his successor. For James, the pick was perfect. 'Team USA is in good hands with him,' James told The Associated Press in 2015. 'It was in good hands with Coach K. It's almost like 'The Godfather.' We hand it off to Michael Corleone now.' Earlier this week, James said he considers Popovich, who has led the Spurs to five NBA titles, 'the greatest coach of all time. I've said that over and over and over. You have to be sharp, mentally and physically, when you go against his ballclub. If you were an NFL player, it's probably the same as going against a [Bill] Belichick team. 'What they're going to do, they're going to do and you have to try to figure it out.' James has lost twice to teams coached by Popovich in the NBA Finals — in 2007 with Cleveland and in 2014 with Miami. He admires the way the 67-year-old coach has adjusted and adapted over the years. 'A guy that's been able to do what he's done in an era of basketball where it's changed so much and he's been able to have a growth mindset and be able to change with the game,' James said. 'Obviously Tim Duncan was a huge part of that because Timmy was allowed to change with the game as well, but he's just continued to build around Timmy and Manu [Ginobili] and Tony [Parker] and bring pieces in and out throughout his whole tenure.' On Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), the Spurs will play their first game without center Pau Gasol, sidelined indefinitely with a broken left hand. James said that won't change San Antonio much — because of Popovich. 'It doesn't matter who is in the lineup for the Spurs,' James said. 'They'll play Spurs basketball and Pop will have them ready. I mean, what's their record, 33-9, I believe? And if you asked me how things would change without Timmy D., they still pushing forward, man. It's just nothing out of the ordinary.' .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Top breeders chase fame in World Cup

MANILA, Philippines - Magno Lim, the 2016 World Slasher Cup II champ, banners a formidable cast of Filipino and international cockers and gamefowl breeders c.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Pia Wurtzbach: "I'm a proud Filipino"

Pia Wurtzbach: "I'm a proud Filipino".....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Sounds of Manila sings Cecile Azarcon

MANILA, Philippines – Very few Filipino bands successfully make it in the US. There are some in the West Coast, but the list gets fewer in the East Coast......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

So draws anew but keeps lead over world champ

MANILA, Philippines - Filipino-born GM Wesley So of the United States fought Indian GM Baskaran Adhiban to a 39-move draw in a King’s Gambit Accepted to stay.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Anderson addresses Filipino executives

Anderson addresses Filipino executives.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

The Filipino brand Oprah loves

The Filipino brand Oprah loves.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Celebrating Filipino literature and books in April

Celebrating Filipino literature and books in April.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 21st, 2017

Watch Miss Costa Rica say beki words she learned from her Filipino friends

Watch Miss Costa Rica say beki words she learned from her Filipino friends.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

The lowly calamansi and its place in Filipino cuisine

The lowly calamansi and its place in Filipino cuisine.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

U and I, and Miss U.

THE first Miss Universe pageant that was held in the Philippines took place in 1974. The first ever Miss Universe, Armi Kuusela of Finland, fell in love with and married a Filipino, Virgilio Hilario. The first Miss Universe from the Philippines, Gloria Diaz, won her crown on the day American astronauts made history in outer space......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017

Batang Pier go for top-2 spot against champion SMB

For the seond straight week, two-time defending Philippine Cup champion San Miguel will face the number 2 team in the PBA. But with the Beermen already secured of a quarterfinal slot and a twice-to-beat advantage, this no. 1 vs. no. 2 matchup is certainly more important for the Globalport Batang Pier who currently hold solo second place in the season-opening conference. Entereing this Lapu-Lapu City matchup as winners of back-to-back games, the 5-3 Batang Pier got solo second after Rain or Shine lost Friday to Meralco. But with teams stacked up with five wins apiece, a big victory by the Terrence Romeo and co. will mean a greater chance for the Batang Pier to secure a playoff bonus alongside the Beermen. However, it's not like the chance have nothing at stake here though. Winners of seven straight and currently holding a league-best 8-1 card, one more win by San Miguel means that the Beermen will be the number one overall seed throughout the playoffs. And as winners of the last two All-Filipino tournaments, number one is something that the Beermen have grown accustomed to. Also, reigning three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo wouldn't want to disappoint his hometown crowd right? Gametime is set the the Hopes Dome in Lapu-Lapu at 5:00 p.m. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2017