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US and Philippines: Friends, Partners, and Allies

By US AMBASSADOR Sung Kim/gmanetwork.com – MEvery July 4, the United States and the Philippines celebrate Philippine-American Friendship Day and the United States celebrates our Independence Day. This gives me an opportunity to reflect on the US-Philippine bilateral relationship as well as my time here. Over the past Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource: thepinoy thepinoyJul 4th, 2018

US and Philippines: Friends, partners, allies

Every July 4, the United States and the Philippines celebrate Philippine-American Friendship Day and the United States celebrates our Independence Day......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

EU hiking fund aid to ASEAN

THE European Union (EU) is doubling development cooperation funds amounting to over €2 billion to support ASEAN countries. EU President Donald Tusk made this announcement as he recognized that Europe and Asia needs each other not only as trading partners but also as friends and allies. “In the end, it….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Champions On and Off the Pitch: Milo, FC Barcelona train young footballers in Road to Barcelona Camp

div> MANILA, Philippines, 20 September 2017 – Inspired by MILO and FC Barcelona’s (FCB) shared values of humility, effort, ambition, respect, and teamwork, over 140 kids participated in the MILO FCB Road to Barcelona Camp last September 2 to 3 at the Mckinley Hill Stadium in Taguig. The weekend training saw young footballers from Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, IloIlo, and Cebu gather to showcase their skills and embrace life values in sports, with the hopes of being nominated to the team representing the country in the FCB Escola Camp in Barcelona happening in October.  The four-year values-driven partnership between MILO and FC Barcelona was formally launched globally earlier this year, aiming to help more young Filipinos aspire to be the best they can be and realize their dreams through sports and the programs of MILO and FCB. The MILO FCB Road to Barcelona Camp provided free world-class training to deserving young Filipino football players under the tutelage of esteemed FCB Escola Camp Coaches from Barcelona, Spain. These athletes were exposed to playing the Barca way while also getting the opportunity to make new friends among their peers from different clubs, all in the spirit of fun and friendly competition. Aside from this one-of-a-kind training session, the MILO FCB Road to Barcelona Team will also be on the lookout for two of the most deserving players who will stand a chance to get an all-expense paid trip to Barcelona, Spain. They, along with other identified players from the other MILO markets worldwide, will get to go on a once-in-a-lifetime experience to train in Camp Nou, the home stadium of FC Barcelona, in October. A selection panel led by the MILO FCB Road to Barcelona Team will help identify the players who will be included in the event. Just as important as skill, the principal values that define the spirit of FCB and the essence of MILO, will be included in the criterion for selection of the said players. Joining MILO and the Philippine Football Federation in the selection camp were FC Barcelona coaches Arnau Blanco and Marti Vila, who’ve previously held international FCB Escola camps in Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. Arnau and Marti conducted football drills for the kids which included theoretical concepts that underlined the football club’s system and culture. Bannered by the message of 'TEAMMAKESME, the young athletes were also taught the value and role of their team around them—teammates, coaches, family, and friends who play an important role in their holistic growth to be come champions on and off the field. “You see the kids smiling, improving, enjoying, trying to understand our philosophy, and it really is fulfilling for us coaches. Having them play together as a team and learn the values and skills in football is amazing to witness. For us, it is important that we help Filipinos experience the Barca way through our program,” said FCB Escola Camp coach Arnau Blanco. “We are grateful and honored to have had the opportunity to do this for the local football community. With the our partners, FC Barcelona and the Philippine Football Federation, MILO is eager to search for the most deserving players to send to a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Camp Nou. It is truly encouraging to see these  athletes from all walks of life come together, and we send a big thank you to their supportive parents and coaches who joined them in this journey.The selection process will be a challenging one, but we’re looking forward to providing Filipino athletes a platform to share their talents on a world stage and benefit from the life-changing opportunity this partnership offers,” said de Robbie De Vera, Sports Marketing Executive of MILO Philippines. /div>.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 27th, 2017

Closer ties with US allies seen to benefit Philippine military

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines under the Duterte administration should foster closer security ties with the United States and its security partners in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2017

China: Reject Cold War mentality; seek partners, not allies

MANILA, Philippines — China this week called for a rejection of a "Cold War" mentality in the Asia Pacific region, saying nations should pursue partnerships.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

We are great friends, allies – Goldberg

MANILA, Philippines – Despite President Duterte’s tirades, the United States is committed to keep its long-standing ties with the Philippines, outgoing US Am.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2016

Marcos replacing Duterte? Not a shocker, but 'NeverAgain

MANILA, Philippines – It appears no one was surprised when Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque declared Thursday, August 16, that President Rodrigo Duterte would resign if former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr wins his election protest. After all, Duterte and Marcos are known allies, and the President himself said way back ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

PVL: Ang Benilde lalakas yan knowing coach Jerry -- Molde

Coming from a player molded into a star under the tutelage of seasoned coach Jerry Yee, University of the Philippines standout Isa Molde knows that College of St. Benilde will go a long way under his watch. The incoming fourth year Lady Maroon saw the familiar system of her former mentor Wednesday when UP faced Yee’s Lady Blazers in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Molde and the rest of the Lady Maroons crossed paths with Yee for the first time since the mentor stepped down from his position a year ago and was replaced by Kenyan coach Godfrey Okumu. UP emerged the victor in the meeting, 26-24, 27-25, 29-27, but not before a very tight battle. Experiencing firsthand the level of play displayed by CSB, Molde was convinced that the Lady Blazers are in good hands coming into the NCAA season.          “Happy ako for him kasi syempre may Benilde na siya and for sure Benilde lalakas ‘yan knowing coach Jerry,” said Molde, who played under Yee since her high school days with Hope Christian School and in her first two years with the Lady Maroons. CSB has been giving big teams especially UAAP squads in the tournament a hard time although still dropping those matches in the end. The Lady Blazers gave Far Eastern University a scare in five sets, Adamson in four and unbeaten University of Sto. Tomas in a challenging three-set duel.      But for Yee, he would rather see real results.  “Ayaw na natin ng morale victory you can look at it that way. Pero ‘yun nga working hard naman ‘yung girls so buti pinapahirapan namin sila pero yun nga morale victory pa rin yun eh. So they would have got a win pero wala e di na bale, go lang,” he said. Asked about his experience steering a team against his former players, Yee just took it professionally. “Okay lang, normal. Kumbaga players mo sila dati, friends pa rin naman tayo so wala lang,” said Yee.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Planned return of Balangiga church bells is a remarkable development

The Balangiga Church bells taken as war booty by American troops during its war with the Philippines will finally be returned to the country it was taken from. Some hope that the gesture will ease memories of the dark chapter in the two eventual allies’ history. Gesture of goodwill? US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis recently […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Prudence Foundation partners with British Embassy to build future Filipino leaders

This is a press release from Pru Life UK MANILA, Philippines – In line with its focus on education, Prudence Foundation – the community investment arm of life insurer Pru Life UK’s regional head office, Prudential Corporation Asia – continues its advocacy to nurture and build future leaders by supporting the British government-funded ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Six North Luzon teams reach NBA 3X PH 2018 Finals

NBA Philippines press release The National Basketball Association (NBA) officially tipped off NBA 3X Philippines 2018 presented by AXA with the first-ever qualifiers in North Luzon at Benguet State University on Aug. 11-12. Now on its eighth consecutive year, NBA 3X is staging two preliminary tournaments with the succeeding competition set at the Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati on Aug. 18-19 to provide more male and female players an opportunity to participate in the 3-on-3 tournament. A total of 100 teams from Apayao, Dagupan, Baguio, Benguet and other nearby provinces, including entries from Caloocan City in Metro Manila, competed in the North Luzon qualifiers. Six teams advanced to NBA 3X Playoffs and will compete with teams advancing from the Metro Manila division qualifiers at the Mall of Asia Music Hall on Aug. 25-26. Rieken Espinosa, Dreyxius Castillo, Kyle Patrick Margarata, and Adam Floyd Darden of Team Greyhounds topped the U13 Division, while Jaudenes Parone, Dennis de Vera, Manson Lee Carantes and Francis Almazan of Team SLUA topped the Under-16 division. The other winning teams for the boy’s division were Team Caloocan Supremos C (Under-18) composed of Ryan Ricasio, Raphael Jerhold Flores, Mark Francois Sapla, and Jino Lacsa); and Team UL-Dagupan City A (Open Category) made up of Mario Angelito Torio, Reynald Ballesteros, Robert Caasi Jr. and Julius Tiburcio. In the women’s category, Regimay Castres, Rosemarie Delos Santos, Jane de Vera, and Fionna Kixsha Camangeg of Team Balon Dagupan topped the Under-18 division while Ruthlaine Chlaire Tacula, Raechelle Ann Sao, Ryzelle Ann Limet, and Love Joy Sto. Domingo of Team Pudtol Apayao bested the Open Category. In addition, various media outlets from Baguio City formed teams to compete in the Celebrity Division. The NBA 3X Playoffs will be highlighted by the presence of an NBA player, NBA legend, slam dunk team, and the Celebrity Division starring entertainment and media personalities as well as contests and activities for the family. AXA Philippines is the presenting partner of NBA 3X Philippines 2018. In addition, CloudFone, Gatorade, Panasonic, Rexona, PLDT and Smart will serve as official partners while SM Mall of Asia an Spalding are supporting partners. Official NBA broadcasters for the event are ABS-CBN S+A, Basketball TV, and NBA Premium TV. For more information on NBA 3X Philippine 2018 and the registration process, fans can visit www.nba3x.com/philippines, facebook.com/philsnba and @NBA_Philippines on Twitter. For more details on AXA Philippines and their product offerings, visit www.axa.com.ph and facebook.com/axa.philippines......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

US Embassy partners with the PHILJA to train judges on financial crimes

THE U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, through the U.S. Department of Justice (U.S. DOJ) Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT), and the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) trained 28 Regional Trial Court judges on money laundering and financial crimes from August 7-8, 2018 in Cebu City. OPDAT and PHILJA have jointly conducted 25 […] The post US Embassy partners with the PHILJA to train judges on financial crimes appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

My Suite Princess returns onstage for indigent children

Relive the mysteries and poignant tales of deception at the Argent Hotel as Repertory Philippines (Rep) restages its musical My Suite Princess for its community outreach program on 1 September, 3 p.m. at Circuit Makati. For the second time, Rep partners with AyalaLand to offer a free live theater experience to indigent children and families […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

ASEAN insight: A glimpse in the eyes of a youth leader

ASEAN insight: A glimpse in the eyes of a youth leader Vox Bikol Sat, 12/09/2017 - 01:35 PILI, Camarines Sur, Dec.06 (PIA) ---  “It’s unbelievable! The experience seemed so surreal but I was there, flesh and body, and have represented the Philippines as one of the delegates to the #NOWASEAN 2017Conference, promoting among others, the significant role of the youth in understanding climate change and disaster resilience in ASEAN countries.” Emman Cleodoro, Coordinator of El Verde Youth for Climate Action and  Environment, Disaster Management and Emergency Response Office (EDMERO) Environmental Advocacy Officer  of the Provincial government of Camarines Sur was the lone representative of the country and was among the youth leaders from different countries chosen to participate in the conference in commemoration of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN and the Philippines’ National Day for Youth in Climate Action  held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila last November 23 to 26. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be the representative of the Philippines in the ASEAN conference in Manila. This conference taught me a lot of things, most especially what can the youth do to create a significant impact on the country’s campaign on climate change and disaster risk reduction management. This experience is something that I will treasure for the rest of my life,” Cleodoro humbly stated. At the prime of his youth at 27, Emman as he is fondly called by friends and colleagues had been advocating a cleaner and greener environment for the past 5 years under the helm of EDMERO. He owed his achievements to his mentors and points to EDMERO Chief Lucena “Che” Bermeo and the dynamic and young Camarines Sur Governor Migz Villafuerte as the source of his fervor to passionately pursue his environmental advocacy and share it with the young crowd. One of the highlights of the conference, Emman narrated was the adoption of the Southeast Asian Youth in Climate Action and Disaster Resilience Network (SAYCAN) Framework Agreement. The agreement binds the youth in a commitment to advocate youth empowerment on climate action and disaster resilience by promoting education and capacity building, engaging champions and strengthening partnership with other environmental stakeholders through online and on-ground strategies. ““The NowASEAN Conference is an initiative of the Filipino youth-led climate action undertaking dubbed as #NowPH or Not on our Watch Philippines. One of their outputs is the adoption of the SAYCAN Framework agreement.  It played a significant role in gathering signatures for the adoption of the Paris agreement held in France in 2015,” Emman elaborated. SAYCAN hopes to bring young people towards a common understanding of the ill effects of climate change and what the community can do to alleviate the impact of any catastrophe in their areas.  To do this, education and capacity building, including engaging environmental champions and stakeholders is a must. It is also important to build partnership, establish and strengthen them by the use of various strategies, both online and on-ground thereby engaging more and more stakeholders to take part in the fight to win back greener days and a safer environment for the next generation. “In the years that I have served as Environmental Advocacy Officer, I have seen the prowess and competence of the youth to promote a climate and disaster-resilient way of life and pursue sustainable development.  Meeting other ASEAN youth leaders coming from our neighboring ASEAN countries, only proves that we are all attuned towards this one vision of creating a haven of environment loving people who is as concerned as I am in ensuring that our children’s children will still have a place which they can call “home” in the upcoming years.”  (LSMacatangay, PIAV/Camarines Sur)  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  voxbikolRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

How the Swedes do their famous meatballs and shrimp salad

    I just got back from Gothenburg, Sweden, where my son, Diego, with 44 other boys from the Makati Football Club, represented the Philippines in the Junior World Cup or Gothia Cup. Lingering in my taste buds are the unforgettable flavors of Feskekrka (Fishchurch, an indoor fish market) and of Kometen, a traditional Swedish restaurant, that was highly recommended by a dear friend, Mats Loo. Loo is a Swedish chef who has made the Philippines his home. With partners he founded the First Gourmet Academy where he shares his passion for food with future culinary professionals. Seasonal "As a country in Northern Europe, Sweden is famous for serving food that is sea...Keep on reading: How the Swedes do their famous meatballs and shrimp salad.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Arroyo allies vow pork barrel won t return in 2019 budget

MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers allied with Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo gave an assurance that unconstitutional pork barrel would not end up in the 2019 budget. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya and Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro both said on Wednesday, August 8, that the lower chamber would comply with the Supreme ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Anne Curtis advice for those dealing with depression: Don t be ashamed, seek help

MANILA, Philippines – Anne Curtis urged those battling depression and anxiety to seek help, as the actress said that she too has had her share of depression and anxiety.  "I think it's really important to not keep it to yourself. You seek help. You seek help from your friends. Don't be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Toni at Alex may pinagkakaisahan kahit ’di magkasundo

MAGKAIBANG-magkaiba ang personalidad ng magkapatid na Toni at Alex Gonzaga but they are the best of sisters, friends and business partners and they both credit it to their parents, Taytay, Rizal incumbent vice-mayor Carlito Gonzaga and Pinty Gonzaga kung anuman sila ngayon at kung ano ang kanilang narating. Nang mag-asawa….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 6th, 2018

My aunt, Carmen Guerrero Nakpil (1922-2018)

In the fourth generation of Guerreros, preceding mine, there were three superstars: Leon Ma. Guerrero, diplomat, biographer of Rizal, translator of "Noli" and "Fili"; Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero, playwright, pioneer of English drama in the Philippines, and mentor to many who would become well-known directors and actors; and Carmen Guerrero Nakpil, essayist, historian and journalist. Carmen was Tita Chitang to her multitude of nephews, nieces and younger friends and just Chitang to all and sundry, whether friend or foe. An honor student, she studied at St. Theresa's College in San Marcelino, Manila, which she fondly described as "that Belgian concentration camp." She married the "h...Keep on reading: My aunt, Carmen Guerrero Nakpil (1922-2018).....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

New e-commerce platform partners with PBA

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) announces its partnership with Beebeelee Express Corporation (Beebeelee), a new e-commerce platform in the Philippines, for the upcoming PBA Governors’ Cup......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018