UAAP Season 82: FEU-UE pairings open volleyball tournament

After a long wait, action in the UAAP Season 82 volleyball tournament will finally begin on Tuesday, March 3, at the MOA Arena. Pushed back weeks from its original opening day, the second semester centerpiece spectacle opens its door for another exciting season with Far Eastern University and University of the East crossing paths in both the men’s and women’s divisions to get the ball rolling. Meeting at 2:00 p.m. are the Tamaraws and Red Warriors followed by the Lady Tamaraws and Lady Warriors’ clash at 3:30 p.m. All games are available on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. Defending women’s champion Ateneo de Manila University starts its title-retention bid on Wednesday in a clash with University of the Philippines while men’s three-peat-seeking National University squares off with University of Sto. Tomas in the curtain-raiser. The tournament was supposed to begin last February 15 but the UAAP Board decided to suspend all second semester sports following the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.   Here’s the full first round schedule:.....»»

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12 women rescued from spa offering ‘extra service’

Twelve women were rescued from a spa supposedly offering “extra service” in Makati City at past midnight yesterday......»»

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Duterte: Rise above petty political differences

As the nation marked the 34th anniversary of EDSA People Power Revolution, President Duterte has urged the nation to rise above “petty political differences” and continue to protect and defend the liberties regained in the historic revolt. The President made the appeal to live the spirit of EDSA after recognizing the EDSA popular uprising as […].....»»

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Weinstein convicted of sex assault, rape in ‘new era’ for 'MeToo

Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault but acquitted of the most serious predatory charges, a verdict hailed as a historic victory by the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct. The 67-year-old was remanded in New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail after the jury of seven men and five women found the once […] The post Weinstein convicted of sex assault, rape in ‘new era’ for #MeToo appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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‘Lo-fi’ video back on air

The anime girl in the popular YouTube video “lo-fi hip hop radio — beats to relax/study to” is back doing her homework after YouTube mistakenly taken the livestream down for violation of terms of service. In a statement, YouTube said that it has reinstated the video after admitting that its team committed a mistake of […] The post ‘Lo-fi’ video back on air appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

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4 cheaper AirPods alternatives for 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Whether you’re at a mall, an airport, or a gym, you’re bound to spot someone with a pair of Apple AirPods hanging off their ears. These wireless earbuds are so popular that it has completely turned around its status as meme to that of ........»»

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Weinstein found guilty of sexual assault, rape

NEW YORK, USA – Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday, February 24, of sexual assault and rape but cleared of the most serious predatory sexual assault charges. The jury of 7 men and 5 women found the producer guilty of criminal sexual acts in the first degree ........»»

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Philippines has most women in senior positions

The Philippines topped a list of 32 countries with the highest number of women executives holding senior management positions, improving four places from last year......»»

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Last week, the Bureau of Immigration announced the relief of five of its airport officers from their posts following the discovery of a payoff scheme which allegedly allowed hundreds of thousands of Chinese to enter the country and work for Philippine overseas gaming operators without permits. That scheme is dubbed as the pastillas scheme—the money paid was usually rolled up like the popular milk candy......»»

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More Filipino women in senior business roles

THE Philippines has topped the list of 32 countries in a global survey on the role of women in senior management. Read the full story......»»

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Fielding powerhouse cast in new afternoon drama

Beginning today, three generations of women take on a quest to pursue their dreams on GMA Network’s much-awaited TV adaptation of the 1989 award-winning blockbuster movie by Regal Films, Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit......»»

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Child and pregnant women oral health prioritized

DAVAO DEL NORTE, Feb.21 (PIA) --- Being toothless is insecurity to a child while less vitamin-intake is a risk to periodontitis among pregnant women, dental health authority points out.Dr. M.....»»

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Diaz, Petecio lead PSA major awards honor roll

A boxing world champion and an Olympic silver medalist are among those to be rendered with major awards in next month’s annual SMC-PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Awards Night at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel. Nesthy Petecio and Hidilyn Diaz lead the 12 personalities who are the recipients of major awards from the country’s oldest media organization in the March 6 gala night presented by the Philippine Sports Commission, MILO, Philippine Basketball Association, Rain or Shine, and Air Asia. The two lady athletes are also members of Team Philippines which will be honored with the coveted Athlete of the Year award on account of its successful regaining of the Southeast Asian Games overall championship. Petecio, 27, won the featherweight gold in the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Ulan-Ude, Russia, while Diaz, 29, and silver medal winner in the 2016 Rio Olympics, bagged a silver in the Asian Championships and a pair of bronze in the World Weightlifting Championships. The country’s first qualifier in the Tokyo Olympics in pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena is also a major awardee for topping the qualifying meet in Chiara, Italy. He also won golds in the Asian Athletics Championship and the Summer Universiade. Two other world boxing champions are also in the honor roll list in reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight title holder Jerwin Ancajas and World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight king Johnriel Casimero. Not to be left out are major awardees in basketball composed of the undefeated, sixth-time UAAP women’s champion National University, five-time PBA Philippine Cup winner San Miguel Beermen, and five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo. Completing the list of major awardees are golfers Juvic Pagunsan, Aidric Chan, and Princess Superal, and Horse of the Year Union Bell. Still to be named are recipients of special citation, the MILO Junior Athletes of the Year, the regular Tony Siddayao .....»»

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PH tops ‘Women in Business’ global ranking

MANILA, Philippines — With 43 percent of Filipino women executives holding senior management positions, the Philippines ranked first among 32 countries surveyed in having the most number of women executives in top leadership roles, according to the Grant Thornton International’s 2020 Women in Business report. South Africa, Poland and Mexico followed the Philippine ranking in […] The post PH tops ‘Women in Business’ global ranking appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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2 women slain in ambush

Two elderly women were killed in an ambush in Quezon City on Friday......»»

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Moderate exercise reduced women’s stroke risk

Moderate exercise significantly reduced the risk of stroke in women and seemed to offset much but not all of the increased stroke risk in postmenopausal women on hormone therapy, a large retrospective study found......»»

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Washroom-on-wheels: India firm turns buses into women s toilets

PUNE, India – Like many Indian women, college student Suvarna Dongare dreads getting caught short when she is out and about, with hygienic public toilets in short supply across the country. So she was pleasantly surprised to find a pink women-only "washroom-on-wheels" in a public park in western India – one ........»»

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Two women sentenced to over 4 years in jail for the sexual exploitation of minors

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City Regional Trial Court Branch 11 Judge Ramon Daomilas Jr. sentenced two women from Talisay City to over four years in jail after they pleaded guilty to the charge for the violation of Republic Act 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Act that was filed against them. The two women aged […] The post Two women sentenced to over 4 years in jail for the sexual exploitation of minors appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Coco Martin joins protest vs ABS-CBN shutdown not as an employee, but as a Filipino

  MANILA, Philippines – The star of what is, arguably, one of the most popular and enduring shows on Philippine television joined a protest against the threat of a shutdown of the country’s biggest media network. Actor Coco Martin joined fellow ABS-CBN stars on Friday, February 21, as different groups – from ........»»

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World Cup champion women pushed: Could they beat German men?

By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer Carli Lloyd was pushed over and over on differences between women and men. "Do you think the women's national team could beat the German men's team?" U.S. Soccer Federation lawyer Noah Finkel asked during a Dec. 20 deposition. "I'm not sure," the two-time FIFA Player of the Year replied. Finkel inquired about a 2015 email interview Lloyd conducted through her agent's assistant with the website Sportskeeda. "You wrote men are faster and stronger, right?" Finkel probed. "Yeah, if you take those away, yeah, it would be a contest," Lloyd said. Again and again, members of the champion U.S. women's team were pushed to detail distinctions between their sport, which they dominate, and the men's game, where the Americans struggle. Lawyers for the USSF are trying to show it's OK to pay the women differently than the men because the competition is different. The sides made excerpts of depositions public in court filings Thursday night. "The tone during depositions is reflective of the kind of condescension that many USSF officials employ when talking to the players about pay and workplace conditions," said Molly Levinson, spokeswoman for the players, "including the plainly disrespectful and sexist attitudes from USSF and their representatives during CBA negotiations when they refused to offer anything close to equal pay." The women sued last year, alleging the USSF violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 in reaching what they say is an inferior collective bargaining agreement with the women than the deal struck with the American men. They are seeking more than $66 million in damages. The federation maintains the women have many benefits the men lack, including guaranteed salaries, health insurance, paid child-care assistance, pregnancy and parental leave, severance pay and access to a 401(k) retirement plan. Men get paid by the game and tournament, most earning the majority of their income from their club. Reigning FIFA Player of the Year Megan Rapinoe was questioned about her response in an interview she gave to Pod Save America in which she said: "Our pay structure is different. We play different games. We're different rankings in the world. Like, it's just apples to oranges." The USSF said that from fiscal year 2009 through fiscal year 2019, the women's national team had gross revenue of $101.3 million for 238 games, an average of $425,446, and the men grossed $185.7 million for 191 matches, an average of $972,147. The women had a $27.6 million net loss over 11 years and the men lost $3.13 million. "The international soccer environment in which the MNT players compete is far more competitive by many measures than that in which plaintiffs compete," the USSF said in one of its papers filed with the court. "The MNT players have lower odds of succeeding in the face of such greater competition. In short, MNT players must achieve more and/or better results against tougher competition in order to qualify for, and succeed in, tournament competition." Barring a settlement, the trial is scheduled to start May 5 in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The women's five-year labor deal runs through 2021 while the men play under the terms of a contract that expired Dec. 31. During her deposition on Jan. 15, former U.S. coach Jill Ellis testified she was told the men got chartered flights at times and the women didn't. The USSF spent about $10.7 million on hotels for the men and approximately $7.3 milllion on the women during the fiscal years 2012-20. Air travel was about $6.3 million for the women during that period and $14.3 million for the men, many of whom play in Europe. The USSF increased first- and business-class travel for the women in 2017. Speaking during her Dec. 20 deposition, Lloyd talked about personally training with the Medford Strikers' under-18 boys team in New Jersey.  "It's different in the sense that men are bigger, stronger, faster. That's their makeup. There's no -- there's no denying science in that regard," she said. "But I am the most skillful player there. So if you take their speed and athleticism and their strength away, it's the same game." Former USSF President Sunil Gulati, speaking during a Dec. 17 deposition, used a comparison with an NBA star to point out differences. "LeBron James doesn't get a bonus for getting 15 points and for the Lakers finishing out of the playoffs," he said. “The expectations for him are different based on who they're playing against, what — who he is, what the level is.”.....»»

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