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Jehovah s Witnesses Tagalog convention set in New Jersey

BLACKWOOD, New Jersey - More than 1,100 Tagalog speakers from Midwestern and Eastern United States are expected at the 2018 'Maging Matapang' (Be Brave) regional convention of Jehovah.....»»

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Player of the Week: Fajardo closes in on another finals stint

Fajardo earned his second Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week award in the 2018 Commissioner's Cup after what had been a dominant stretch for the reigning four-time MVP.........»»

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Goldman Sach s Blankfein to retire as CEO; 2Q profit up 44%

In this Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, the logo for Goldman Sachs appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Goldman Sachs reports earnings on July 17, 2018. AP NEW YORK -.....»»

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UB: Weather update as of 5:52 a.m. (July 17, 2018) – Manila Video

Palabas na ng Philippine Area of Responsibility ang Bagyong Henry. Alamin natin ang update mula kay GMA resident meteorologist Nathaniel Cruz. Unang Balita is the news segment of GMA Network’s daily morning program, Unang Hirit. It’s anchored by Rhea Santos and Arnold Clavio, and airs on GMA-7 Mondays to Fridays at 5:15 AM (PHL Time).… link: UB: Weather update as of 5:52 a.m. (July 17, 2018) – Manila Video.....»»

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19th T’nalak Festival

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574 Edits March 5, 2018 – Manila Picture

An Encounter with the Students of PNHS Baclaran for their Practice of Cheering Dance "IMG_1567"; 1/80 sec at f/5.6, ISO 1250, Normal, 1 EV, Pattern Metering, 47 mm Focal Length, no flash, Red, 0 Star/s Rating; Shot at Parañaque National High School – Baclaran, Baclaran, Parañaque, Metro Manila. (14°31’50" N 120°59’56" E, 18.2 ft); Taken… link: 574 Edits March 5, 2018 – Manila Picture.....»»

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UB: Weather update as of 7:17 a.m. (July 18, 2018) – Manila Video

UB: Weather update as of 7:17 a.m. (July 18, 2018) – Manila Video.....»»

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Tam-Awan: Celebrating the Cordillera arts for 20 years

CORDILLERA IN MY MIND by Jojo Emelda, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24, in 2018 — NICKKY FAUSTINE P. DE GUZMAN BAGUIO’s Tam-Awan Village is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a travelling art exhibition featuring artists it has worked with through the years. Naturally, some of the subjects are about nature, the culture of the… link: Tam-Awan: Celebrating the Cordillera arts for 20 years.....»»

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PFF President Nonong Araneta reveals exciting times ahead for Philippine football

Mariano “Nonong” Araneta is pumped up for Philippine football, and it's easy to see why. The Philippine Football Federation president has divulged exciting details of the federation's plans to develop the national training center in the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite. Plus the Azkals are also getting ready for a busy few months ahead. Araneta is keen on ramping up the federation's partnership with the Manila Jockey Club in SLLP, where the FIFA Artificial Turf Pitch is situated. Already a training ground for youth national teams and club sides, Araneta says that lighting towers will soon be installed that will permit nighttime play. “We are just waiting for AFC because the lights will be bidded out,” Explains Araneta. “Hopefully they will be installed by the end of the year.” The lights will feature an intensity of 900 lux, more than the accepted 800 lux minimum for televised matches. The lights will complement the hundreds of new seats that have already been put in place around the pitch. But that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what the PFF has planned for Carmona. “We have spoken to Manila Jockey Club about transferring our headquarters there,” says Araneta. “We are ready to start the bidding and construction.” The PFF is planning to purchase a 3000 sqm parcel of land within the San Lazaro Leisure Park and build a complex with dormitories, classrooms for coaching and referee courses, and a gym. “The funds are ready, initially we will be getting US$1.5 Million from FIFA,” says Araneta, who says the federation will be selling their current building in Pasig to help fund the move. But Araneta says that another option is available, to buy a different 2000 sqm plot of land beside the artificial pitch that is separate from the 3000 sqm parcel. There a grandstand could be constructed, transforming the pitch into a stadium. The headquarters could then be situated under the seating while the other site houses the dorms, classrooms, and gym. More fields are also in the pipeline in the training center. Araneta says that two artificial turf mini-pitches measuring 40 by 20 meters will be made right beside the main pitch. These will also be lighted and can accommodate recreational play and festival competitions. Incredibly, there will be yet another pitch in the training center, a natural grass regulation field within the Manila Jockey Club's racetrack. “That is for our national teams so that if they are set to play on grass, they can train there,” explains Araneta. The middle of the racetrack already has a grass area where football is played. Manila Jockey Club and PFF have yet to decide if the new grass pitch will be a brand new one or if the current surface will be improved. “We want our activities to be there,” declares Araneta. “We have already had coaching seminars there. Schools can also use our facilities. The pitch is there to be used not to be seen,” he adds with a chuckle. Araneta is a former national team player himself and is also optimistic about the near future with the Azkals. The squad is facing two big tournaments in the coming months: the AFF Suzuki Cup in November and December and their maiden appearance in the AFC Asian Cup in January 2019. Araneta says the Azkals will travel to Bahrain during the September FIFA window to play a Bahraini club side, likely on Sept 7, before tangling with the Bahrain national team on September 11. There will also be a FIFA window in October, and Araneta says the Filipinos can enjoy at least one friendly at home. Araneta hopes that Rizal Memorial will still be available before it gets spruced up in preparation for the country's hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. “Our fans will get to watch our new team,” said the president with evident pride. Crunch time begins in November, with the Azkals in a five-team round-robin group with a new home-and-away format. The Philippines will host Singapore in Bacolod's Panaad Stadium on November 13 before playing either Brunei or Timor Leste away four days later. The two ASEAN minnows will square off in a two-legged qualifying series in September to to determine who makes the group stage. On November 21 the Azkals entertain Thailand in Panaad in what promises to be a mouthwatering contest, before closing their group stage against Indonesia, probably in Jakarta, on November 25. The semis will run from December 1 to 6, with the two-legged finals being held on the 11th and 15th. After a quick Christmas break the team jets off to the Middle East on December 26, where final preparations for the Asian Cup will commence in earnest. There are plans to play in Qatar against either a club team or their national side, and then perhaps a game in Kuwait before the team goes to the United Arab Emirates. The group schedule is as follows: January 7 against Korea Republic in Dubai, January 11 versus China in Abu Dhabi, then January 16 against Kyrgyzstan in Dubai. The top two will advance to the knockout round, but the Philippines can also sneak through as one of the better third-placers. But the senior national team isn't the only competition Pinoy football fans can focus on this year. The boys U15 national team were in action while the U16 girls play in an AFC competition. The U19 men also played in the AFF U19 Championship, where they beat Singapore 2-1. The senior ladies team also notched a win against the Lion City in their AFF tournament. Araneta says the very successful PFF Women's League from last year will be run again, and that the PFF also plans a youth league. Both will be partly funded by FIFA. Of course the Philippines Football League will continue, with a League and Cup phase. The realization of these plans will be one of the achievements of Araneta's presidency. Another will be his membership in the 33-person FIFA Council, which acts as a board of directors of the organization. Araneta was recently in Russia to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup along with other council members. Araneta is one of six Asians in the FIFA Council, alongside members from China, Malaysia, Korea Republic, Bahrain, and Bangladesh. He is the first Filipino to serve in this level of leadership in FIFA. The Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo native freely explains the benefit the country can enjoy from this connection. According to Araneta “we have firsthand information on funding, and the Philippines is part of the body that will decide on what's best for football.” He says that in the next cycle of FIFA funding he might be able to acquire an additional US$ 2 million for the development of the training center. The PFF President also enjoys the inside track when it comes to acquiring development funds from the Asian Football Confederation, since he also serves as the Chairman of the AFC Finance Committee. “All budgets pass through us. We know the funding, the revenues. We know when to ask for projects. Like the lights in Carmona, that was approved by the AFC development committee,” continues Araneta. But being part of the FIFA Council is not all glitz and glamor, confesses Araneta. He mentioned a recent Council meeting in Bogota, Colombia, that necessitated an arduous 33-hour trip through Europe for a stay that lasted just two days. Sometimes deliberations in FIFA meetings can stretch for as long as six hours. Immediately after the Bogota confab he jetted off to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for another meeting. “It's no joke,” says Araneta, who is 64 years old. But the former striker and defender has no complaints and reveals his motivation to keep on going at the job. “I went to the Youth Football League. I visited the Allianz National Youth Futsal Invitational. You see the kids playing there, you see kids play everywhere. The enthusiasm of the players is what keeps me going.” - RELEASE.....»»

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ONE: Kevin Belingon targeting history against Martin Nguyen as well

If making history as the first three-division world champion in mixed martial arts is what Martin Nguyen is after in his highly-anticipated encounter against Kevin Belingon, the Filipino spitfire could likewise establish a new record for the Philippines in ONE Championship should he win over his Vietnamese-Australian foe. Both men are slated to face each other in the main event of ONE: REIGN OF KINGS, which takes place at the 20,000-seater SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on July 27. ONE Championship has raised the stakes of the scheduled five-round clash between Belingon and Nguyen as the ONE Interim Bantamweight World Championship will be up for grabs. If Belingon succeeds in securing the gold-plated strap at the expense of Nguyen, the Philippines will set a record of most championship wins in the seven-year history of the promotion. “The main goal for Filipino martial arts athletes like me is to bring pride, honor and glory to our country. This match against Marin Nguyen on July 27 is another opportunity to hoist the Philippine flag aloft on the world stage of this beautiful sport,” he said. To date, there have been four Filipino world champions under the ONE Championship banner since 2013. Honorio Banario became the first Philippine-rooted competitor to notch a huge prize in ONE Championship when he defeated compatriot Eric Kelly by fourth-round stoppage for the inaugural ONE Featherweight World Championship in February 2013. It was followed by Brandon Vera, who crowned himself as the first ONE Heavyweight World Champion by knocking out Paul Cheng in 26 seconds with a high kick in December 2015. Meanwhile, Eduard Folayang pulled off a major upset victory over Japanese legend Shinya Aoki in November 2016 to capture the ONE Lightweight World Championship. Geje Eustaquio joined the list of Filipino world titleholders this past January, claiming the ONE Interim Flyweight World Championship with a split decision win over Kairat Akhmetov in a rematch before becoming the undisputed division kingpin in his second meeting with Adriano Moraes last June. With the ONE Interim Bantamweight World Title on the line, having his hand raised would symbolize so much to Belingon. Ever since losing to Bibiano Fernandes for the bantamweight crown in January 2016, Belingon has won five consecutive matches, routing the best contenders that the division has to offer. For Belingon, he could finally become a mixed martial arts world champion on July 27, which is the goal that he has been chasing ever since he launched his career in June 2007. “Becoming the champion has been my goal since my career started. It is a lifelong dream for me. I need to win my next bout to turn my dream into a reality,” he stated. “This is going to be a very exciting match. To take on an elite athlete like Martin, it will only be good for my experience. I look forward to testing my skills against him,” Belingon added. Sharing the cage with a dynamic knockout artist like Nguyen, Belingon asserted that he likes his chances versus the two-division world champion and shared his thoughts as to how things would play out at ONE: REIGN OF KINGS. “Martin has very good, high-level skills. His wrestling is very strong, and so is his boxing. He is aggressive, and he punches with power. There is no underestimating this guy,” he explained. “But I think his biggest weakness is his speed, especially in this fight. He is not faster than me. I think this will come down to who gets there first.” Although he is known for his explosive striking, massive knockout power, and fearlessness to engage, Belingon assured that he is prepared to go the distance with Nguyen. “I am training very hard to make sure I am well-equipped with everything I need to face any situation. If I have the opportunity to finish him, I will not hesitate to grab that chance. But I am prepared for this fight to go full five rounds as well,” he concluded......»»

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T’nalak Festival

Performers show their wares at the streets of Koronadal City during the 52nd foundation anniversary of South Cotabato and the culmination of its 19th T’nalak Festival on July 18, 2018. MindaNews photo by BONG S. SARMIENTO.....»»

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ALPSIDE DOWNED: When politics is poured down the Cup

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews/18 July) – World Cup 2018 fever may have died down, but some controversies are lingering like a virus simply gone dormant. Don’t think that the all-girl Russian punk band Pussy Riot made the only significant political statement in the month-long tourney. Four members of the group invaded the pitch during the cup […].....»»

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The STAR Cover (July 18, 2018)

The STAR Cover (July 18, 2018).....»»

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Duterte made fewer public appearances, fewer trips abroad in 2018

(Editor's Note: President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his third State of the Nation Address [Sona] on July 23. The Inquirer looks back at promises he made in Sona 2016 and Sona 2017, and how he and his administration performed on those promises. We will also look at major issues that marked his two years in office in our #Sona2018 series.) President Rodrigo Duterte reduced his public appearances, went on fewer foreign trips, and enjoyed more work-free weekends during his second year in office. He appeared at 493 events from July 1 last year to June 30, according to data from the website of Presidential Broadcast Staff Radio-Television Malacaang. During his first year in office,...Keep on reading: Duterte made fewer public appearances, fewer trips abroad in 2018.....»»

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Teens glued to phones risk ‘modest’ rise in ADHD symptoms – study

TAMPA, United States -- Could teenagers suffer symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder after engaging in excessive smartphone use? A new study out Tuesday says digital overload could be linked to a "modest" but significant rise in new ADHD behaviors, offering a warning to parents about the potential dangers of too much screen time. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association were based on nearly 2,600 Los Angeles teens who answered survey questions over a two-year period -- making it one of the largest and longest studies on the topic to date. The more social media, streaming video, text messaging, music downloads or online chats they engag...Keep on reading: Teens glued to phones risk ‘modest’ rise in ADHD symptoms – study.....»»

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Rain to continue over Luzon; new LPA likely to become storm in 24 hrs

  Persistent monsoon rain will still affect Metro Manila and most parts of Luzon on Wednesday, the state weather agency said.   Aside from the Philippine capital, the southwest monsoon will also dump rains over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.   On the other hand, Bicol region and Visayas will have overcast skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms while Mindanao will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.   Pagasa further...Keep on reading: Rain to continue over Luzon; new LPA likely to become storm in 24 hrs.....»»

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Duterte made fewer public appearances, fewer trips abroad in 2018 - Inquirer.net

Duterte made fewer public appearances, fewer trips abroad in 2018 - Inquirer.net.....»»

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STL franchisee in city eyes province

ZFIC Iloilo Gaming Corp. is the sole Authorized Agent Corporation (AAC) of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) in Iloilo City. But it is also eying the Small Town Lottery (STL) operation in Iloilo province following the termination and cancellation of the franchise awarded to Eagle Crest Gaming and Holding Corp. (ECGHC) in May 2018. […] The post STL franchisee in city eyes province appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Rape suspect nabbed

ROXAS City, Capiz – A 73-year-old retired government employee was arrested by the police morning of July 15, 2018 at Revolution Street, Brgy. Poblacion Tabuc, in Mambusao, Capiz. The Mambusao police led by SPO4 Isidro Garbosa collared arrested Felecito Potato who is facing a rape charge in Criminal Case No. C-18-1890-03 The court did not […] The post Rape suspect nabbed appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Court worker wounded in shooting

ROXAS City, Capiz – A 42-year-old employee of the Roxas City Hall of Justice here was seriously injured when an unidentified suspect shot her afternoon of July 16, 2018 at Villa Alegria Subdivision, Barangay Punta Tabuc here. Jhonel Arches of Vista del Rio in Barangay Libas was driving her Nissan Sentra car when the suspects […] The post Court worker wounded in shooting appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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