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Manila village chief faces new abuse rap

A barangay chairman who was charged for allegedly beating up a 16-year-old boy in his office in Sta. Cruz, Manila is facing another charge......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News45 min. ago Related News

Mayor denies harassing teen actress

MAMBUSAO, Capiz – Mayor Leodegario “Jun” Labao Jr. of this town denied allegations that he sexually harassed teen actress Ella Cruz during her visit to this town on Nov 10, 2018. Labao said he met Cruz at the Roxas City airport on Saturday through the organizers of the Mr. and Miss Inilusan 2018. The actress […] The post Mayor denies harassing teen actress appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: News5 hr. 18 min. ago Related News

UAAP: Don t stop Bo-lieving, hold on to that feeling, UP!

When head coach Bo Perasol exited the dugout of the University of the Philippines inside the MOA Arena last Wednesday, he was serenaded with cheers, applause, and “UP Fight!” A fitting welcome for Coach Bo Perasol from the UP community outside the arena. @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/3AjE56nGxS — Danine Cruz (@the9cruz) Nobyembre 14, 2018 For the mentor who guided the Fighting Maroons to their first Final Four since 1997, it was nothing but well-deserved. After all, as early as the first round of UAAP Season 81, there were those who were questioning if Coach Bo was the right fit for a State U side with grand plans of breaking through the proverbial glass ceiling. “Yung journey, definitely wasn’t easy,” he told reporters as he looked back at what they went through to get here. This season was always supposed to be when UP ends its 21-year playoff drought. At one point, however, they stood at 3-5, tied for the sixth and seventh spots in the eight-team tournament. Of course, Coach Bo could only admit that then, he himself had doubts. “Pag naririnig niyo akong sinisigawan sila, I wanted to leave them kasi parang iniisip ko, is this worth it? If I keep pushing you then you are not responding, I have an obligation to the community na if I’m not effective as your leader, then I might as well step down,” he shared. He then continued, “This is not about me. This is about winning for the community.” Indeed, the 45-year-old mentor reiterated that ever since he took this post back in 2016, giving the UP community just what they deserved was always his first and foremost goal. As he put it, “Yung burden ko kasi is to win it for the community. There isn’t a push from them na you need to win eh – it’s the other way around.” He then continued, “You see them, you’ve been in UP for a long time, and makikita mong they’re hungry for it. You want it to deliver it to them. Yun yung stress ko, pero alam ko naman na kaya eh.” Now, the Fighting Maroons have proven their coach correct all along – poised to play in their first Final Four game in 21 years. And all of it began because Coach Bo believed – and kept on believing no matter what his doubters said. “Sometimes, you doubt yourself, tao lang tayo eh, but I have to be an example of confidence at what we’ve put it. Mararamdaman natin ang pressure, but you need to go through that para ma-achieve mo yung gusto mo,” he said. With that, the entire Diliman community is, for the first time in a long time, believing – or more pointedly, “Bo-lieving.” For all of those who did not and still do not? “Wala akong masasabi kasi hindi ko naman sila masasagot din eh. Wala akong social media,” the architect of UP’s rebuild said through chuckles. He then continued, “Bahala na lang ang mga players kong sumagot.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports15 hr. 31 min. ago Related News

‘Naglakas ako ng loob umakbay’: Nash Aguas on how romance with Mika dela Cruz began

Nash Aguas and Mika dela Cruz looked back recently at how their relationship started --- from being friends during their child star years, to falling for one another now that they have grown up as actors. Aguas was the first to tell his side of the story through an Instagram post last Tuesday, Nov. 13. The 20-year-old actor shared his favorite photo of him and dela Cruz, wherehe is seen whispering something to her, with his arm around her shoulder. This was taken in 2007 during a taping of the now-defunct ABS-CBN noontime show, "Wowowee". Even back then, Aguas already had eyes for dela Cruz, as he admitted she was his crush. He told the story behind the photo: while the noontim...Keep on reading: ‘Naglakas ako ng loob umakbay’: Nash Aguas on how romance with Mika dela Cruz began.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 21 hr. 44 min. ago Related News

ONE Championship: Former champ Bibiano Fernandes believes pro-Pinoy crowd helped sway judges in title bout against Belingon

For the first time in five years, ONE Championship has a new undisputed bantamweight world champion in Team Lakay star Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon.  Belingon did the near unthinkable at ONE: Heart of the Lion in Singapore last November 9th when he edged out former long-time champion Bibiano "The Flash" Fernandes via split decision.  It was Fernandes' first loss in 14 bouts and his first loss in ONE Championship.  The 38-year old Brazilian star believes that, while it was indeed a close battle, he deserved to still be the champion at the end of the five-round war.  “When I look at the ONE judging criteria, what they count more, it’s near knockout or submission first, and then damage, control," Fernandes told MMAFighting.com's Guilherme Cruz. "When I saw it, I knew I won this fight. I almost submitted him three times. That punch he landed, I threw a kick and only had one foot on the ground when it hit me, so I lost balance. I waited for him to come, grabbed his leg and came back up. I know I won this fight.” Aside from going against Belingon, Fernandes believes that he had to deal with the strong Filipino contingent in the crowd as well.  Belingon was the clear crowd favorite inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium that night, and Fernandes says it may have had a hand in swaying the judges' decision.  "Thousands of fans there, and I think half of them were Filipinos,” Fernandes explained. “I was alone there against Kevin, the judges and the fans. Anything he did would drive the crowd nuts. If I lose, I lose, I don’t cry about it, but I think the judges were affected by the fans. I’m a fighter and I do my best, but I can’t fight against the judges and the fans.” Now, Fernandes is looking at an immediate rematch, something that he says is in his ONE Championship contract. The new champ believes that this is the most likely scenario as well.  The Belingon-Fernandes rematch will likely take place in 2019, when Belingon has completely healed from his injuries.  “I can fight tomorrow, but Kevin can’t. I saw him afterwards and he couldn’t even walk, so I have to respect his recovery, his rest, let him enjoy the belt because he fought bravely, too.” said Fernandes. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 14th, 2018Related News

Diño assures impartial probe

Don’t even think about it. Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Martin Diño yesterday warned officials of Barangay 350 in Sta. Cruz, Manila against any attempt at muddling the investigation against its chairman, Felipe Falcon Jr., who is accused of mauling a 16-year-old boy last week. In a radio interview, Diño vowed to […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 14th, 2018Related News

We’re changing it up a bit as Bacardi Trade Ambassador Niño Cruz and Bacardi Leg…

We’re changing it up a bit as Bacardi Trade Ambassador Niño Cruz and Bacardi Legacy Bartender Martin Protacio take over La Piazza tomorrow, November 14. Get your aperitifs served by two of the most promising bartenders in the country with only the very best Bacardi cocktails. This event is open to the public. For inquiries… link: We’re changing it up a bit as Bacardi Trade Ambassador Niño Cruz and Bacardi Leg….....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 13th, 2018Related News

Generika-Ayala upsets F2 Logistics

Generika-Ayala scored a major upset when it defeated F2 Logistics, 19-25, 25-22, 25-16, 28-26, to notch its first win in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Patty Orendain spearheaded the attack for the Lifesavers, who bravely turned a 21-24 disadvantage in the fourth set into a shocking win over a fluid and very disciplined Cargo Movers squad. Orendain tallied 18 points and 10 receptions while skipper Angeli Araneta added 15 markers to hand Generika-Ayala its first win in four matches. “Our hard work really paid off,” said Generika-Ayala head coach Sherwin Meneses, who drew impressive performance from Mika Lopez, Fiola Ceballos and Marivic Meneses. "After three losses, we still kept going. I told the team to just be patient and continue working hard.” He said he kept on telling his wards that they are capable of making a strong run if they will keep on working hard. “We know that we will have our time so we didn’t give up,” he said, adding that their strong services threw the Cargo Movers off their comfort zone. "We’re happy that we stuck to our game plan.” Michelle Morente delivered14 points while Cha Cruz-Behag had 11 markers and Aby Marano, Ara Galang and Majoy Baron each had 10 markers for the Cargo Movers, who suffered a rare back-to-back setback. F2 Logistics also surrendered to reigning champion Petron in a thrilling four-set encounter over the weekend to fall to a 3-2 win-loss card.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 13th, 2018Related News

Sexual harassment? Amado Cruz too old, weak, says staff

MANILA, Philippines – A staff member of longtime Miss Earth pageant sponsor Amado Cruz denied sexual harassment claims made against her boss, saying he is too "old and weak." "Hindi magagawa ng amo ko 'yan eh (My boss would never do that)," said Jhana Bueno in an  interview with GMA News TV ......»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 12th, 2018Related News

‘Balangiga’ leads Filipino films nominated at Asia-Pacific awards

Three Filipino films are nominated in the highly coveted 12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards at Brisbane, Australia.   "Balangiga: Howling Wilderness," directed by Khavn de la Cruz is a nominee for the Best Feature Film award and Cultural Diversity Award under the Patronage of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).   The film produced by Achinette Villamor, Khavn de la Cruz, Edong Canlas, premiered at the 2017 Quezon City International Film Festival (QCinema) in 2017.   Ryan Cayabyab for "Ang Larawan" is a nominee for Best Original Score, going head-to-head with global composers Jhann Jhannsson, Harry Gregson-Williams a...Keep on reading: ‘Balangiga’ leads Filipino films nominated at Asia-Pacific awards.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 12th, 2018Related News

The healing sound of music

  Wake up every day with a grateful heart! Today is 11.11.18, the most cosmic and magical day of the year. Remember to offer an intention, and to align all positive energies your way at exactly 11:11 a.m. My travel and prayer partner, Rosan Cruz, reveals more information about this cosmic number, 11:11. It is the number of insight, inspiration, illumination and intuition. It communicates that the universe is ready to give blessings, if you are ready to receive them. And conversely, the universe is ready to receive your intentions if you are ready to give them. As a Kundalini yoga guru and gong bath master, Rosan practices the art of sound and energy to heal the body and...Keep on reading: The healing sound of music.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 11th, 2018Related News

Petron downs F2 Logistics to keep unbeaten streak

BIÑAN CITY --- Reigning champion Petron brushed off a sluggish start to beat archrival F2 Logistics, 22-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-20, and remain unscathed after four outings in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Saturday at the Alonte Sports Center here. Aiza Maizo-Pontillas led the Blaze Spikers’ charge with 19 points highlighted by 17 kills while Bernadeth Pons displayed her all-around game with 16 markers, 21 digs and five excellent receptions. Sisi Rondina added 11 markers including an incredible four-kill block performance for Petron. “Alam namin na importante 'yung game ngayon para makita namin kung nasaan na kami as a team. Naging maganda na 'yung execution namin noong huling tatlong set kaya happy kami,” said Blaze Spikers coach Shaq Delos Santos.   The Cargo Movers slid to 3-1 card despite the 12-point effort of Cha Cruz and libero Dawn Macandili’s incredible 31 digs and 10 excellent receptions. Meanwhile, Cignal hung on tight to survive gritty Generika-Ayala in thrilling five sets, 26-24, 17-25, 25-22, 20-25, 17-15, to regain its winning ways. Despite squandering a 2-1 set lead and trailing in the fifth set, the HD Spikers never wavered, especially skipper Rachel Anne Daquis, who erased the two match point advantages of the Lifesavers to tie the decider, 15-all. Then, Bang Pineda committed an attack error before AC Masangkay delivered the final blow that helped Cignal escape the cardiac game. The HD Spikers were emotional after improving their record to a 2-2 win-loss record as they bounced back from a frustrating setback to Foton last Wednesday, where head coach Edgar Barroga was slapped with a red card and sent to the penalty box. In the Collegiate Grand Slam, University of the Philippines (UP) and Far Eastern University (FEU) avoided an upset ax to pluck their second victory. The Lady Maroons suffered a second-set meltdown, but recovered just in time to pull off a 25-6, 21-25, 25-16, 25-22 victory over Colegio San Agustin (CSA)-Binan while the Lady Tamaraws brushed off a first-set scare to tally a 25-21, 25-16, 25-11 win over De La Salle University-Dasmarinas. Rookie Nicole Magsarile shone with 15 points built on 12 attacks and three aces while fourth year Justin Dorog dropped 14 hits for UP, which claimed its second win. Aie Gannaban and Marist Layug also chipped in 11 and 10 hits, respectively, while skipper Tits Carlos had nine points laced with 10 digs to underscore the Lady Maroons fluid, well-balanced offensive execution. After being limited to only six points in the first set, the Eagles drew strength from their home crowd as they erected a 20-13 lead in the second set. The Lady Maroons managed to slice it to within two, 20-22, but Dorog committed an attack error that gave the Eagles the set point, 24-20. Dorog tried to atone for that blunder with a successful hit before Lency Duarte scored a block to give the Eagles their first set win in the tournament. The Lady Maroons got their acts together in the third set and convincingly took the 2-1 set lead, but the Eagles continued to put up a gallant fight in the fourth set as they turned 17-21 cushion to a one-point lead. Fortunately for UP, Layug and Magsarile delivered the crucial blows to reach match point, 24-21, until Gannaban hit the game-winning quick attack......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 10th, 2018Related News

UAAP Women s Basketball: Clare Castro leads FEU to Final Four, NU remains perfect

Anchored by Clare Castro's all-around brilliance, the Far Eastern University clinched a Final Four berth after an 80-66 win over the University of the Philippines, Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum. The Lady Tamaraws invested a 12-point lead after the first half but the Lady Maroons tried to fight back. Complacency became an issue by the third quarter for the Lady Tamaraws, but Castro came back and neutralized UP's efforts. This is FEU's ninth victory in 12 games. From sitting out early in their last game versus University of the East due to foul trouble, Castro regained her footing this game with 21 points and 10 rebounds. She was supported by Fatima Quiapo with 15 points, nine rebounds, and five assists. Lady Maroons Lou Ordoveza and Gene Amar produced 15 and 14 points respectively as they drop to their 30th straight loss. Both squads' next games will be played on November 13 at the Blue Eagle Gym. FEU will take on Adamson University while UP will face National University. In the second game, the NU Lady Bulldogs remain perfect and are just two games away from another eliminations sweep. They cruised to an 89-59 victory over the UE Lady Warriors. NU continue to make history as they nab their 76th straight win. Fourth-year Kaye Pingol scored 17 points, four assists, and seven steals. Ria Nabalan and Jack Animam added 16 and 14 markers respectively. Lady Warrior Christine Cortizano's 32-point career-high game was put to waste. She also had 10 rebounds. On November 16 at the Blue Eagle Gym, NU will seek their 13th win this season against UP while UE will face University of Santo Tomas next. The Scores: First Game FEU (80) – Castro 21, Quiapo 15, Mamaril 14, Bahuyan 7, Adriano 7, Vidal 6, Taguiam 5, Hortaleza 3, Payadon 2, Bastatas 0, Abat 0, Dugay 0, Antonio 0, Arenas 0, Rebleza 0. UP (66) – Ordoveza 15, Amar 14, Cruz 12, Gonzales 10, Medina 9, Rodas 4, Larrosa 2, Ferrer 0, Rivera 0, De Guzman 0, Bascon 0, Hidalgo 0, De Leon 0. Quarterscores: 21-17, 42-31, 60-54, 80-66 Second Game NU (89) – Pingol 17, Nabalan 16, Animam 14, Camelo 12, Itesi 11, Cac 5, Cacho 4, Ceno 3, Harada 3, Fabruada 2, Canuto 2, Del Carmen 0, Goto 0, Bartolo 0, Layug 0. UE (59) – Cortizano 32, Requiron 10, Ganade 8, Pedregosa P. 6, Pedregosa A. 2, Ordas 1, Francisco 0, Nama 0, Borromeo 0, Fernandez 0, Strachan 0, Ebeza 0, Sales 0. Quarterscores: 28-28, 55-37, 76-45, 89-59......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 10th, 2018Related News

Ilang kagawad ng Sta. Cruz, Manila, sinampahan na rin ng reklamo ng MPD – Manila Video

Ilang kagawad ng Sta. Cruz, Manila, sinampahan na rin ng reklamo ng MPD – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 7th, 2018Related News

US Midterm Elections Results

The results are in for 2018 Midterm elections. Here are the key winners for the on-going poll counting. SENATE SEAT 1. Republican Marsha Blackburn is the first female senator in Tennesee as she triumphs over Democrat Phil Bredesen. 2. John Barrasso is reelected as Senator in Wyoming. 3. Incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz wins over […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 7th, 2018Related News

Village chief in Manila charged for beating up teen

A barangay chairman has been charged for allegedly beating up a 16-year-old boy with a set of brass knuckles in his office in Sta. Cruz, Manila Saturday night......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 5th, 2018Related News

PBA: Brownlee gets triple-double as No. 1 Ginebra eliminates TNT

Brgy. Ginebra was taking no. 1 regardless but the reigning two-time champions made a strong statement anyway. The Gin Kings sent the TNT KaTropa packing, scoring a 112-93 win in the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup Sunday at the Big Dome. By virtue of Phoenix's win in the first game, Ginebra locked up the no. 1 overall seed. Still, the champs proved a point and ended the elimination round with a 9-2 mark. The Gin Kings now draw NLEX in the quarterfinals where they hold a twice-to-beat advantage. Ginebra slowly pulled the fight out of TNT from the second quarter onwards and the Gin Kings dropped the hammer late in the fourth when they led by as many as 22 points. Justin Brownlee was sensational as per usual, finishing with a triple-double of 31 points, 16 rebounds, and 11 assists. Greg Slaughter was huge too, powering through for 25 points in the win. Playing to stay alive, TNT got off to a strong start and led by eight in the opening period. However, the KaTropa simply got overwhelmed by the Gin Kings and had no answer for the two-time champs in the second half. TNT finished with a disappointing 4-7 mark and missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2015 Governors' Cup. Import Marqus Blakely led the KaTropa with 23 points while RR Pogoy added 22 points.   The Scores: Ginebra 112 - Brownlee 31, Slaughter 25, Thompson 11, J. Aguilar 10, Mariano 9, Ferrer 9, Tenorio 7, Mercado 4, Dela Cruz 3, Chan 3, Caguioa 0, Caperal 0, R. Aguilar 0, Manuel 0. TNT 93 - Blakely 23, Pogoy 22, Castro 12, Rosario 11, Reyes 8, Cruz 7, Trollano 4, Carey 2, Williams 2, Tamsi 2, Golla 0, Taha 0, Garcia 0, Paredes 0. Quarters: 24-22, 54-45, 82-69, 112-93.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 4th, 2018Related News

2 die in Zamboanga road mishap

ZAMBOANGA CITY: Two people died and more than 30 others were injured after a speeding overloaded passenger jeepney turned turtle in Zamboanga City on Saturday. The jeepney was traveling along Barangay Lanzones when the driver lost control of the wheel. One passenger, identified as Hamir dela Cruz, 30, was killed on the spot while a second,… link: 2 die in Zamboanga road mishap.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 3rd, 2018Related News

Teenager nabbed for professor’s slay

Police arrested yesterday a 17-year-old boy who killed a retired college professor in a motel in Sta. Cruz, Manila on Monday night......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsNov 3rd, 2018Related News

Kershaw gets $93M deal, leaving Harper, Machado atop market

By Ronald Blum, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Washington outfielder Bryce Harper and Boston closer Craig Kimbrel were among just seven free agents who received $17.9 million qualifying offers from their former clubs Friday, when Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw agreed to a $93 million, three-year contract rather than test the market. Left-handers Patrick Corbin (Arizona) Dallas Keuchel (Houston) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (Los Angeles Dodgers) also received offers as did outfielder A.J. Pollock (Diamondbacks) and catcher Yasmani Grandal (Dodgers). Players have until Nov. 12 to accept. If a team makes a qualifying offer to a player who signs a major league contract with another club before the June amateur draft, his former club would receive a draft pick as compensation at the end of the first round. Just five of 73 players given qualifying offers have accepted since the process began in 2012. The Chicago Cubs exercised their $20 million option on left-hander Cole Hamels, who went 4-3 with a 2.36 ERA in 12 starts after he was acquired from Texas on July 27. The Cubs traded left-hander Drew Smyly to the Rangers, clearing from the payroll his $7 million salary. That is $1 million more than the Rangers would have owed the Cubs if Hamels' option had been declined, which would have triggered a $6 million buyout and allowed him to go free. Kershaw terminated a $215 million, seven-year contract that had $65 million remaining at $32 million next year and $33 million in 2020. The new deal calls for a $23 million signing bonus, payable in equal installments on June 30 in each of the next three years, and annual salaries of $23,333,333. He can earn $4 million annually in performance bonuses, in four $1 million increments for 24, 26, 28 and 30 starts, which could raise the deal's value to $105 million over three years. He also can gain award bonuses of $1.5 million for winning the NL Cy Young Award or $500,000 for finishing second or third in the voting. "There's been a lot of people saying that I'm in decline or not going to be as good as I once was," said Kershaw, whose Dodgers lost in the World Series for the second straight year. "I'm looking forward to proving a lot of people wrong with that." Kershaw, who turns 31 in March, has spent all 11 of his big league seasons with the Dodgers. "It was more valuable to me to just stay here," he said. "A chance to win every single year, it doesn't come around like this in LA very often." Top free agents prefer to seek multiyear contracts, but given the greater priority on draft picks in recent years, Ryu and Grandal might face a difficult market and consider accepting the offers. A free agent can be made a qualifying offer only if he has been with the same team continuously since opening day and has never received a qualifying offer before. Because of those rules, Manny Machado and Josh Donaldson were among the players who were ineligible to receive offers. The amount is the average of the top 125 major league contracts this year by average annual value. Harper and Machado are the top players available on the market, though Machado's value may have been damaged by a poor postseason in which he hit .227, showed a remarkable lack of hustle and was fined $10,000 for stepping on a first baseman's foot. Others among the 160 available free agents include right-handers Nathan Eovaldi and Charlie Morton, left-handers J.A. Happ and CC Sabathia, relievers Zach Britton, Andrew Miller, David Robertson and Jeurys Familia, outfielder Michael Brantley, third baseman Mike Moustakas, infielder Daniel Murphy, designated hitter Nelson Cruz and utilityman Marwin Gonzalez. Kershaw was among four players who became free agents and immediately re-signed this week, joined by St. Louis right-hander Adam Wainwright, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner and Dodgers outfielder David Freese. Cleveland is interested in re-signing Brantley but did not want to commit $17.9 million for one year. "We could not have any more respect for any individual than we have for Michael," general manager Chris Antonetti said. "He's the guy that epitomizes, as I've shared before, all of the things we look for in a player. He's exceedingly productive on the field. He defines professionalism in the clubhouse, and he's an extraordinary teammate. The interest and desire is there. What we will have to work through is can we make the pieces fit?" ___ AP Sports Writers Beth Harris in Los Angeles and Tom Withers in Cleveland contributed to this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 3rd, 2018Related News