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What does Filipino independence mean to today s youth

ILOILO CITY, June 13 (PIA6) --- The celebration of the Philippine independence every June 12 is a significant event to each Filipino and it has been 120 years since the country gained its independence.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsJun 13th, 2018

PH Democracy, Scarborough, Independence Day | Evening wRap

  Today on Rappler: A majority of Filipinos remain satisfied with how democracy is working in the country and prefer it to any other kind of government. China said it has allowed Filipino fishermen to fish in Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) "out of goodwill." Vice President ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

DFA on Demafelis, Akbayan Youth files complaint vs Uson, Kim Jong-un attends concert | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The Philippines hails the death sentence given to the killers of Joanna Demafelis, the overseas Filipino worker found dead in a freezer in Kuwait.  Akbayan Youth members file a complaint against Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson for fake news and disinformation. P hilippine National Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa says the video showing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Hidilyn Diaz among Ten Outstanding Young Men 2017 awardees

Hidilyn Diaz capped off a spectacular 2017 with another award in her ever-growing trophy case as she was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Awardees for the year. The Zamboanga native was recognized for her outstanding effort in the field of sports, which includes her numerous awards in weighlifting.  Diaz, the first Filipino olympic medalist since "Onyok" Velasco in 1996, won bronze and silver in the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships in Anaheim, California last December. Diaz posted her appreciation of winning the prestigious award on Instagram, recognizing her opportunity to become a role model for not just women, but for all Filipinos.      To be one of the TOYM Awardee it means something to me! It's hard to explain, but it's something that I'm proud of. To be an inspiration to youth, women, athlete and Filipino are the difference I want to make. I want them to know success is not an easy thing. You need to have a brave, courageous and strong mind. You need to work hard on the things you want to achieve. And lastly, you need to have strong faith in our God. #TOYMAwardee #hidilyndiaz #olympism #olympics #weightlifting #weightliftingawareness #philippineAthlete #proudtobePinoy A post shared by Hidilyn Diaz OLY (@hidilyndiaz) on Jan 10, 2018 at 4:49pm PST Diaz notes that she had to go through a lot of adversity to get where she is today, which her determination was strengthened by her faith. The Ten Outstanding Young Men Awards is an annual award given by the JCI Philippines Foundation since 1958, which recognizes the excellence of young Filipinos in the fields of Agricultural & Aquaculture, Arts, Banking, Business, Community Development, Sports, Economics, Education, Government Service, Journalism, Law, Literature, Medicine and Science & Technology.  Despite its name, the TOYM recognizes both men and women, as long as they pass the criteria of excellence, and their impact on the cultural landscape through their various deeds. Among those joining Diaz in this year's awardees are ABS-CBN News' Chiara Zambrano, Cirilo Javier, Byron Allatog, Eguenio Mende, Ronald Reyes, Jason Sibug, and Mark Torres. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Sanofi can t trace individuals at risk, but continues to monitor Dengvaxia recipients

  MANILA, Philippines – French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur said on Monday, December 4, there is no way of tracing who among the over 700,000 Filipino youth given the Dengvaxia vaccine are at risk from contracting severe dengue. (READ: Sanofi: Dengvaxia not guaranteed to prevent dengue ) “Unfortunately there are no dengue diagnostic tests today that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

Teen pregnancy, sexual abuse, bullying top PH youth concerns today – UNICEF

  Issues such as corporal punishment, teenage pregnancy, and sexual abuse are among the most pressing concerns that personally affect Filipino children today.   In a children's assembly organized by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 32 children from all over the Philippines urged lawmakers and policymakers to listen and respond to their concerns.   UNICEF representative Lotta Sylwander stressed that progress and prosperity would mean little when the youth suffer from persistent poverty and illnesses.   "We listen to children speak powerfully about their plight. We must acknowledge these and more challenges are faced by Filipino chil...Keep on reading: Teen pregnancy, sexual abuse, bullying top PH youth concerns today – UNICEF.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2017

16 students in bright young manila search

Sixteen college students made the cut in this year’s Chalk Bright Young Manila Campus Hotties, the annual search for the next Chalk ambassadors that embody the ideals and talents of today’s Filipino youth......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 21st, 2016

Asian Games: Dormitorio crashes out of medal race in cross-country cycling

Filipino Ariana Dormitorio blew a golden opportunity to win medal in the women's cross-country cycling in the 2018 Asian Games in Subang, Indonesia Tuesday. Ranked No. 1 in the 12-rider field, Patrice stumbled in the second of the five-lap race and sustained a left thigh injury that forced her to recover at the medical tent. "I'm somehow disappointed," said Dormitorio, who is ranked 100th in the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). "Luck was not with me today." Yao Bianwa and Li Hongfeng of China finished first and second, respectively. "The Philippine rider was strong and I am lucky to win," said the unranked Yao, who clocked one hour, 20 minutes and seven seconds. Li crossed the f...Keep on reading: Asian Games: Dormitorio crashes out of medal race in cross-country cycling.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News15 hr. 14 min. ago

Pinoy comics creators working on Immortal Wings sequel for international release

By Rick Olivares/abs-cbn.com – It is common today to find Filipino creators working on American comic books. But usually, they work on other people’s plots, scripts, and characters. There have been Filipino-Americans such as While Portacio (Wetworks and Stone) and Jonathan and Joshua Luna (Ultra, Girls, and The Sword, Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated News20 hr. 1 min. ago

Poomsae artists to break ice for Philippines Asiad team

Team Phl parades today its highly touted poomsae artists, all determined to churn out shining performances and hopefully open the floodgate of victories big and small for Filipino bets in the 2018 Asian Games here and over in Palembang in South Sumatra......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Awareness is crucial

Defining the Filipino family must be viewed from a scientific perspective, particularly from psychological and sociological perspectives, so that Filipinos can have a more nuanced understanding of who they are and why they are the way they are today......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Honolulu Theatre for Youth showcases Filipino culture for first time in a decade

The cast of Filipino Folktales & Fables. INQUIRER/Lalaine Ignao HONOLULU - It has been almost ten years since the Honolulu Theatre for Youth has performed a play about Filipino culture. Now, ki.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Duterte sends off PH delegation to 18th Asian Games in Indonesia

Assuring the government's continued support for the country's sports development, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday sent off the Philippine delegation to the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. Duterte hailed the 272 Filipino athletes in 35 categories, whom he described as some of the "most dedicated and passionate athletes of our country today," as a "testament to the indomitable Filipino spirit." With their values of integrity, resilience, and sportsmanship, the Chief Executive wished the athletes "all the best" in their pursuit of the gold. Noting their preparations with the Philippine Olympic Committee and its partners, Duterte said that all that the country is asking from the ...Keep on reading: Duterte sends off PH delegation to 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Pinoy kids win silver medals in South Korea choir competition

via abs-cbn.com – A group of Filipino students won two silver medals from the first-ever World Youth Choral Festival and Competition in Jeju, South Korea. The Kilyawan Consortium of Voices Children’s Choir won in the secular and sacred categories over groups from the US, Korea, China, and Italy. Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

GMTBC-Yee Lu Fa Open Championship starts Saturday

The Grand Mall Tenpin Bowling Club (GMTBC) will hold its 4th GMTBC-Yee Lu Fa Invitational Open Championships starting today (Aug. 11) until Aug. 19 at the Sta. Lucia East Bowling Center in Cainta, Rizal. There will be five divisions: Mixed Open, Mixed Classified, Mixed Seniors, Mixed Youth and Youth 14 and under. It will be a handicapping tournament sanctioned by the Philippine Bowling Federation (PBF). Prizes at stake are the highest in any open tournament for this year, according to the GMTBC board of directors composed of Boy Florencio, Peter Plaza, Charles Calamba, Dennis Gallardo, Jun De Guzman, David Ignacio and Selwyn Cabaluna. Major sponsors are Yee Lu Fa Granite Supply ...Keep on reading: GMTBC-Yee Lu Fa Open Championship starts Saturday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 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

DepEd: Comprehensive sex education to develop responsible youth

The planned integration of an age-appropriate and culture-sensitive sex education in the basic elementary and high school curriculum will develop responsible Filipino youth who are aware of risks and issues involving reproductive health, according to the Department of Education (DepEd)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

New Zealand offers support to develop Philippine Rugby

New Zealand gave Philippine rugby a huge boost after sending in club team Mangatainoka Barbarians to help reinforce their support for the sport's growth in the country.  An exhibition match was played between the Mangatainoka Barbarians and their Filipino counterparts at the International School Manila in Taguig.  Aside from treating fans to some quality rugby, New Zealand Ambassador David Strachan passed over a check for P800,000 to the Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU).  The financial aid was in support of the PRFU project “Rugby for All”, which aims to offer equal opportunities to youth and increase participation in sport.  The grant will help provide rugby training, clinics and festivals in Negros Occidental and will be implemented in 60 schools and provide equal opportunity for boys and girls to participate in organized sport. An added highlight to the evening was a haka performed by the visiting team.  It was the first time for many fans to witness the ancient Māori war dance traditionally performed by New Zealand teams in tournaments around the world. “Whenever someone thinks of New Zealand, rugby and the All Blacks come to mind. We are delighted to share this passion with young Filipinos with the help of the Philippine Rugby Football Union. It is an honour for New Zealand to support the development of rugby in the Philippines,” said Ambassador Strachan. ‘Rugby —A Sport for All’ is PRFU’s contribution to the Asia 1 Million Project initiative of Asia Rugby, to kick start the growth of the sport across the region. The Mangatainoka Barbarians will be hosting various clinics for the public, children, local club teams and opportunities to meet the players and participate in event around the Philippines. The team will head to Clark, Pampanga on 8 August for a Rugby Open Day. From there, they will fly to Puerto Princesa, Palawan to participate in the third Annual Palawan Rugby Festival. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Filipino youth orchestra wins top plum in Vienna

The Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra shares first prize with Jerusalem at the 12th Summa CumLaude International Youth Festival in Austria. --REY VINCENT SUNGLAO Angel Joyce Esteban, principal violi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Thomas takes over at Firestone as Woods fades away

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy have become friends more by location than youth. They live near each other in South Florida and said they spent last weekend practicing together at The Bear's Club. Sunday at Firestone will be the eighth time this year they play together in a tournament, and the number grows next week when they play the opening two rounds with Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship. But this is the first time a trophy is at stake. Thomas pulled away from the pack with five birdies in the middle of his round Saturday for a 3-under 67, giving him a three-shot lead over McIlroy and Ian Poulter going into the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational. "We've played together a lot in tournaments, but never in this kind of situation," Thomas said. McIlroy played bogey-free on a Firestone course that finally started to get firm, atoning for a few missed birdie chances with key par putts. He already has won at Bay Hill this year, though he felt he should have won more. He has been runner-up three times, most recently at the British Open two weeks ago. "I played well enough to win a few times this year and I only got over the line once," McIlroy said. "Tomorrow is a great opportunity to try and win again. I'll need a good round. I'm still a few behind. But yeah, I'm getting a little sick of the second places." McIlroy made up three shots in the final round in 2014 when he rallied to beat Sergio Garcia at Firestone. It might be a taller order to take on Thomas, who already has won twice this season and appears to have found his touch with the putter. Starting with a pitching wedge from 129 yards into the breeze to 6 feet at No. 6, Thomas made birdie on every other hole through the 14th to pull away. No one could keep pace with Thomas, least of all Tiger Woods. Starting the third round Saturday five shots behind, Woods didn't make a birdie until a 12-foot putt on the 12th hole, and he didn't make another. He wound up with a 73, leaving him 11 shots back and ending his streak of 10 straight rounds at par or better dating to the U.S. Open. "It was very similar to the first day," Woods said. "Wasn't very sharp that first day, but I made everything. So today was about the same, and I didn't make anything." That wasn't a problem for Thomas, whose six birdies included a chip-in from 30 feet behind the green on the par-3 12th. He was at 14-under 196. Thomas fell behind early with two bogeys in three holes, and a 10-foot par save in between from behind the fourth green kept him from falling farther behind. Poulter set the pace early and had a three-shot lead at one point until he dropped his shot from the bunker on the par-3 seventh, and then had a mixed bag of birdies and bogeys that kept him from getting closer to the lead. Jason Day, who threw away a chance to win the Bridgestone Invitational two years ago, had a 69 and was four shots behind. Marc Leishman, who played alongside Woods, shot 67 and joined Kyle Stanley (70) five shots behind. The course started to get a little firmer. Poulter had a 62 on Thursday. Tommy Fleetwood shot 63 on Friday. The best anyone could do in the third round was a 65 by Rickie Fowler, which only got him within six shots. Thomas figured that out quickly. He made an unusual birdie on the par-5 second by hitting his tee shot in the first cut of the third fairway. Blocked by threes, he opted for a 5-wood that started out toward the third tee and sliced over the trees to the rough, pin-high about 15 feet away from an up-and-down. After a bogey from the trees at No. 3, Thomas went at a back pin on the tough fourth hole and the ball bounded over the green in thick rough. He chopped at his chip and did well to run it 10 feet by the hole, making it for par. He bogeyed the next from a bunker, and fell three shots behind, but that par save on No. 4 helped by not dropping a shot, and by understanding how the course was playing. Thomas said he told caddie Jimmy Johnson, "We can't see pin, hit pin." Fleetwood went so far long on the fourth hole that it went 30 yards over the green. He chipped 50 feet by the hole and three-putted for a double bogey, the start of what turned out to be a sloppy day and a 74 that dropped him seven shots behind. Poulter already has won at the Houston Open in what has been a big turnaround for the Englishman, who is on the cusp of qualifying for the Ryder Cup. He made a pair of medium-length birdie putts to offset bogeys from the bunkers, but fell out of a chance to be in the last group when he missed a 6-foot par putt on the 17th. "I'm going to have a chance," Poulter said. "So starting this week, tied 13th I think was my best ever result. I'm tied second right now, so huge improvement and a little bit of work left to do. And hopefully, we can do it.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

June Mar Fajardo nabs 7th Best Player award

MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel Beermen's June Mar Fajardo continues his march towards unprecedented heights after bagging his 7th PBA Best Player of the Conference award.  Fajardo, considered as the most dominant Filipino player today, won via landside after amassing a total of 1153 points as he topped the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018