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Truth has many layers

THERE’S an interesting episode in the gospel that tells us that truth indeed has many layers and we just have to be careful with our assertions especially when done as if we already know everything. It’s in the Gospel of St. John, Chapter 7. “Some in the crowd who heard these words of Jesus said, […] The post Truth has many layers appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJun 13th, 2018

Madonna at 60: A controversial female icon

Not everyone might feel comfortable with Madonna being regarded as a feminist icon. She's an icon for sure, albeit a controversial one. And really, you could argue therein lies the charisma of Madonna-- she doesn't shy away from controversy. In fact, tracing her career, you could say she enjoys facing them head on. But whether you think she's a feminist or not, it's safe to say she won't really care what you think. She knows what she believes in, and she stands by her truth."I'm tough, I'm ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a b*tch, okay," goes one of her most famous quotes. Her impact goes beyond fingerless gloves, fishnet stockings, and oversized bangles. In...Keep on reading: Madonna at 60: A controversial female icon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News9 hr. 42 min. ago

After Duterte tirade, Leni lets Jesse speak up for her: The truth will prevail

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo refuses to play the political game of President Rodrigo Duterte, who once again belittled her capability to rule the country if he steps down from office.  But on Wednesday, August 15, the Vice President responded to Duterte through her late husband, former ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Teo on PTV deal: Corruption claims ‘incredible’

  Former Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo branded on Tuesday as "incredible" all allegations hurled at her in connection with the P60 million advertisement deal with government-run PTV 4.   Tulfo-Teo faced the Senate blue ribbon committee for the first time to deny any irregularities in the ad deal.   "For quite some time, I have kept mum against all the incredible allegations," she said in her opening statement.   "I have been defamed, maligned and worse, crucified by allegations of corruptions and competence, all made up to look as truth," she lamented.   But the former official maintained that the ad deal between the Department ...Keep on reading: Teo on PTV deal: Corruption claims ‘incredible’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Gilas 3.0 gives hope to a strong 'Gilastopainters' run in Asian Games

The Philippines is no stranger to sending a ragtag team to major international competitions. The last time we did it was three years ago and that team almost won a gold medal. That fact gives the "Gilastopainters" hope for the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia later this week. While Gilas 3.0 was amazing in its own right, the truth of the matter is that the Philippines could have certainly done better. But still, the Tab Baldwin-coached national team came one win short of the 2016 Olympics after it won silver in the 2015 FIBA-Asia Championships, eventually losing to host China in the Final. Center Asia Taulava, who was part of the 2015 squad and is again part of the 2018 Asian Games team, points to their run three years ago as something that this current group can replicate in Indonesia for the Asiad. "I know people don’t expect much from us cause the team’s been formed eight days before the tournament, but we’re gonna go out and compete," Taulava said. "We’ve been in this situation in 2015, when nobody expected us to get a silver medal with coach Tab. And you know, having Gabe, having some of the veterans mixed in with the young guys, it’s gonna be great. We just gotta go out there and work," he added. The general consensus when it comes to the goals and expectations for the 2018 Asian Games team is rather simple: finish better than 7th place. A loaded Gilas Pilipinas crashed and burned four years ago in South Korea and placed 7th. In 2018, anything better than that seems like a win but for the Gilastopainters, they're not just fighting to win 6th place or better. Obiously, they want something more. "Everybody’s saying 7th place. We’re not even thinking about that, we want a medal. Only reason why we all say yes to playing for the national team, it’s not just trying to be better 7th place. Nobody wants that. You know, our ultimate goal is always gold medal, we’re not settling for 7th place," Asi said. "We gotta remember we’re representing the country. We’re not just going there to represent ourselves. We’re asking our fans to please support us throughout this journey that we’re gonna be on. It’s gonna be tough, but it’s very doable," Taulava added. Gilas will make its debut in the Asian Games on Thursday, August 16, against Kazakhstan.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Paris Gay Games a respite for oppressed athletes

PARIS, France – The Gay Games which are under way in Paris are not just a chance to celebrate sport and diversity: they offer crucial respite to gay athletes forced to hide their sexuality in their home countries. Silenced in China Unable to share the truth about being gay with his family, 21-year-old Zhang Nan ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Trump praises Kanye West after Kimmel appearance

LOS ANGELES --- President Donald Trump is thanking Kanye West after the rapper talked about his support for Trump during an appearance Thursday on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" "Thank you to Kanye West and the fact that he is willing to tell the TRUTH," Trump said in a tweet from his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf course Friday evening. "It is making a big difference." But the appearance wasn't all positive. West was notably silent on the show when he was asked why he thinks the president cares about black people. West was discussing his support for Trump and questioning why people go after the president instead of trying "love" when Kimmel pointed to the policy that separated...Keep on reading: Trump praises Kanye West after Kimmel appearance.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

The ‘sister teams’ of PBA

SAN Miguel Corp. (SMC) is not the sister team of Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI) when it comes to corporate layers of ownerships. It indirectly owns Ginebra San Miguel because GSMI’s majority stockholder is an SMC subsidiary, aside from the fact that SMC directly holds certain block of GSMI preferred shares. Here is Due Diligencer’s brief analysis: [...] The post The ‘sister teams’ of PBA appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

A Fil-Am actor s life: Ron Nery Jr.

Ron Nery Jr. (Fifth of a series) LOS ANGELES--'Although a silly, fictional idea when I first wrote this short film, it does come from a place of truth of being a mestizo and feeling like I.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

‘Superman’ actress Margot Kidder’s death ruled a suicide

  HELENA, Mont.--- "Superman" actress Margot Kidder's death has been ruled a suicide, and her daughter said Wednesday it's a relief to finally have the truth out.   Kidder, who played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve's Superman in her most famous role, was found by a friend in her Montana home on May 13.   At the time, Kidder's manager, Camilla Fluxman Pines, said Kidder died peacefully in her sleep.   A statement released Wednesday by Park County coroner Richard Wood said she "died as a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose" and that no further details would be released.   Maggie McGuane, Kidder's daughter by her...Keep on reading: ‘Superman’ actress Margot Kidder’s death ruled a suicide.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Chinese state newspaper says Trump’s claims of winning trade war are ‘wishful thinking’

SHANGHAI — A Chinese state newspaper on Tuesday described as “wishful thinking” U.S. President Donald Trump’s belief that a fall in Chinese stocks was a sign of his winning the trade war and an example of his “ability to elasticize the truth.” The commentary in the official China Daily comes as rhetoric in state media, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

ONE: No More Detours - Kevin Belingon wants Bibiano Fernandes next

Six years since his ONE Championship debut, Team Lakay’s Kevin ‘The Silencer’ Belingon is finally a World Champion in the martial arts promotion. At ONE: REIGN OF KINGS last 27 July, in front of a partisan pro-Philippines crowd at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, Belingon defeated reigning ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion Martin ‘The Situ-Asian’ Nguyen to capture the ONE Interim Bantamweight World Championship. For Belingon, it was a childhood dream come true. “I can’t explain this feeling. I’m the happiest athlete tonight,” Belingon said during the post-match interview. “Thank you to all the people who came out to support me, and of course to ONE Championship, my team, my coaches and trainers, and my teammates,” With the win, Belingon becomes the fifth Filipino to capture ONE World Championship gold, as he joins reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon ‘The Truth’ Vera, as well as Team Lakay stablemates in reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje ‘Gravity’ Eustaquio, former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard ‘Landslide’ Folayang, and former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio ‘The Rock’ Banario. And while making history as a world champion is indeed a prestigious feat, even more important for Belingon is that he’s finally secured his spot as the next person to challenge reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano ‘The Flash’ Fernandes. Fernandes is currently recovering from an injury, and when the most dominant champion in ONE Championship history finally returns, Belingon will be right there, waiting for his rematch. (READ ALSO: No longer just a contender, Kevin Belingon has more surprises in store for Bibiano Fernandes) “I respect [Bibiano] as a champion, but we are in the same weight class, and I am the top contender, so there is no escape in facing me. I hope you recover fast, and that we can make the fight this year.” Belingon said. Belingon and Fernandes first shared the cage back in January of 2016 at ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS, in Changsha, China, with Fernandes retaining the title via a first-round submission win. The loss did nothing but fuel Belingon’s world championship dreams even more, and the road back to the championship picture was a long one for the 30-year old, who had to run through a gauntlet of former world title contenders and a two-division champion in a just under two years. Currently riding six straight victories dating back to October of 2016, Belingon has taken out the likes of Toni Tauru, Reece ‘Lightning’ McLaren, Andrew Leone, and Nguyen, pretty much a who’s-who in ONE Championship’s bantamweight division. “I have faced many tough opponents leading up to this interim title, and I believe I have earned my spot to face Bibiano again,” Belingon said in an interview with ONE Championship’s official website. Now, the Baguio City native has his sights firmly set on Fernandes and the ONE Bantamweight World Championship. Nothing else, no one else. “I am looking forward to our rematch. No more detours. Bibiano should be next, and I fully expect to be facing him soon.” Surely, ‘soon’ can’t fast enough for Belingon, but the reality is that he’ll have to wait for Fernandes to be cleared to compete. In the meantime however, the newly-crowned interim champion could use some time off as well, to heal up before getting back to business. He is, after all, coming off a tough five-round main event. “Right now, I am just focused on resting and healing my body. I am pretty banged up. My ankle and shin are bruised, and they need time to recover,” Belingon said. “Once everything is good to go, then I will be back in training. But for now, I am going to enjoy the rest. It still has not sunk in that I am a World Champion.” He continued. While indeed, the record books will show that Belingon has already held world championship gold, the Filipino star knows in himself that there’s still one more bit of work to be done, and that’s to avenge his loss to Fernandes and become the undisputed ONE Bantamweight World Champion. “Until I beat Bibiano, [however], I will always feel like there is unfinished business to take care of.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Marcoleta insists ‘Suarez is still minority leader’

House Senior Deputy Majority Leader and Sagip Rep. Rodante Marcoleta said on Monday that Quezon 3rd District Rep. Danilo Suarez is still the minority leader because the "minority belt was never disputed." "Mr. Speaker, it is clear as a midday sun, there is no blue corner, there is no red corner, neither yellow corner. The truth is the minority belt was never disputed, the champion is still Rep. Suarez," Marcoleta said in a privilege speech. Marcoleta cited Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr.'s recognition of Suarez as minority leader in the session last July 30. He then asked presiding Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro to confirm this. "I, therefore, move that the body confirm the a...Keep on reading: Marcoleta insists ‘Suarez is still minority leader’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

NCAA: Cagulangan continuing to lead by example for Jr. Blazers

Already a champion, already a Finals MVP, already a Mythical selection, and already committed to the college of his choice, it looks like there is nothing much left to do for Joel Cagulangan in his last season in the NCAA Juniors. That’s far from the truth for the main man of College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills, however. For him, his last season will be all about leading the Junior Blazers in their title defense. And in that regard, there is much still to do. “Sa ngayon, dine-develop ko pa lang yung pagiging laging vocal on and off the court,” he said. Now in his third and final year in the NCAA Juniors, Cagulangan has never been one whose voice could always be heard on the court – even more so, off of it. While he is well aware that being vocal is the only thing lacking in his game, he is also well aware that time and again, he has proven he can lead by example. That was just the case on Tuesday when CSB-LSGH was put under siege by vastly improved Jose Rizal High School. The graduating guard was held scoreless after the first two quarters, going 0-for-7 from the field, as they saw the Light Bombers mount a lead of as much as 16 at the midway mark of the third period. From there, however, Cagulangan, simply put, went off, and scored 31 points in 28 minutes – 13 coming in the final frame of regulation and five coming in the two extra periods. As it turns out, aside from the double-digit, something else detonated the ticking time bomb that was the 5-foot-9 scoring dynamo. As head coach Marvin Bienvenida put it, “Napadugo siya e. Sumabog ang labi.” Coach Marvin may have been referring to Cagulangan’s collision with JRU’s Vince Icban wherein the latter’s hand inadvertently hit the former’s lip. That only toughened up the De La Salle University-commit. “Pag nasusugatan, lalong tumatapang,” his mentor said. Now he has led the Junior Blazers to another comeback win, Cagulangan is nothing but confident they are on track for their ultimate goal. “Siyempre, ang gusto lang namin, yung mag-back-to-back. Sa dami kasi naming ga-graduate, mas magandang mag-iwan kami ng back-to-back para sa LSGH,” he shared. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 31st, 2018

Seekers Of Truth

As The Philippine STAR celebrates its 32nd anniversary with the theme THE FILIPINO NOW, STARweek trains the spotlight on some of the people who deal with, report and present the hottest issues of the day, day after day – our reporters, photographers and editorial cartoonist......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

‘No swine flu outbreak in PH’—Bureau of Animal Industry

THE Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) assured the public that there was no swine influenza outbreak in the country, saying the news being spread online were fake. In a statement on Friday, BAI said there was no truth to the news about a swine flu outbreak in one of the provinces in Luzon where it [...] The post ‘No swine flu outbreak in PH’—Bureau of Animal Industry appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Palace quashes ‘hospital’ rumors, says President ‘fine’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is “fine,” Malacañang assured the public on Thursday, dismissing rumors that the Chief Executive was rushed to the hospital. “There is no truth to the rumors that the President was rushed to the hospital. The President is in Davao. There is no truth. It is chismis (rumors). It is fake news,” Palace [...] The post Palace quashes ‘hospital’ rumors, says President ‘fine’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

Heat kills more than 600 poultry birds in Bhutan

GELEPHU, Bhutan --- With temperature soaring above 35 degree Celsius on July 20 in Gelephu, poultry farm owners claim that the heat killed more than 600 poultry birds in Sompangkha county. More birds are reported to be weak. A poultry farm owner, Nima Lama, lost about 385 birds on July 20. More than 20 died the following day. Nima Lama is also the chairman of Sarpang layer corporative. He said that the birds were inside the shed that has a CGI sheet roof. "Watering the roof did not help much. If we don't see rain sooner, many more may die." More than 10 farmers lost between 15-300 poultry birds that day. Nima's neighbor, San Bahadur Subba, lost 135 layers. He had 4,000 layers in ...Keep on reading: Heat kills more than 600 poultry birds in Bhutan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

ONE: At 51 years old, martial arts legend Renzo Gracie believes he s at his best

Martial arts legend Renzo Gracie is set to make his return to MMA on Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena when he takes on fellow veteran Yuki Kondo at ONE Championship: Reign of Kings. At 51 years old, many would argue that Gracie is way past his prime, but the sixth-degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt believes that age is really just what you make of it. “The funny thing is, if you believe you are old at 30, or if you believe that you are very young at 30, both ways, you are right. So you are what you believe.” Gracie said during the Reign of Kings Press Launch, Tuesday afternoon at the City of Dreams Grand Ballroom. Eight years removed from his last professional MMA bout, Gracie believes that he’s even in better shape now than he was during his supposed peak years. “I believe that I’m better now than I was when I was 25.” Gracie then shared an interesting outlook on being considered as ‘over the hill’ so to say. “Most people say, ‘You know, you’re getting over the hill,’ What they don’t understand is that climbing the hill is the tough part. You have no view, you’re just pushing yourself up. When you get to what they call ‘over the hill’, that’s where you pick up the speed, and the view, it’s wonderful.” Truth be told, Gracie didn’t need to come back. It’s not as if he needed to fight. For the MMA legend, it’s about loving the fight, and wanting to be part of something as big as ONE Championship. “I’m at the best time of my life, I have everything, I didn’t need to be here, but how could I miss the opportunity to be part of something as great as this amazing sport? I had to embrace this, I had to push myself, I had to be in shape. “ “I honestly believe that I’m in my best right now. Mentally, the way that I prepared was very smart, I was completely injury-free, I’m feeling like a check for a million dollars that didn’t bounce.” Gracie added.   Renzo Gracie takes on Yuki Kondo in a legend-versus-legend fight at ONE Championship: Reign of Kings on Friday, July 27th at 8:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23! .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

Dole misinformed Duterte on promise of regularization, labor group claims

President Rodrigo Duterte was misinformed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) regarding the regularization of almost 300,000 workers, according to the Associated Labor Unions - Trade Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP). "The President was misinformed by the Dole about the regularization of 300,000 workers," Alan Tanjusay, ALU-TUCP spokesperon said in a statement on Monday. "That is a a grand deception by the Dole, they are not telling the entire truth." According to Tanjusay, most contractual workers are being regularized through third-party human resource companies, not with the companies that use their services. "Most of these are being regularized under their ...Keep on reading: Dole misinformed Duterte on promise of regularization, labor group claims.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Bicol bishop on broadcaster s slay: Voice of truth will never be stifled

LEGAZPI CITY -- Bishop Joel Baylon of the Diocese of Legazpi has condemned the murder of broadcaster Joey Llana in a press statement released Sunday, saying that he believes 'the voice of trut.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018