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Australia provides P23 million for agriculture recovery

The Australian government has provided P23 million in assistance to help Northern Luzon farmers recover from the typhoon that hit the country three months ago......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Finance2 hr. 58 min. ago Related News

Australia provides emergency assistance to farmers affected by typhoon Mangkhut

CAGAYAN – The Australian Government has provided P23-million (AUD600,000) to assist 2,000 farming families in Cagayan Province, in the most affected areas by Typhoon Ompong. “Australia is a good friend and neighbor, and we are committed to helping families affected by Typhoon Ompong,” said Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely. “We are supporting farmers […] The post Australia provides emergency assistance to farmers affected by typhoon Mangkhut appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: News5 hr. 19 min. ago Related News

PBA Draft: Abu Tratter says he is more than a big man

Concensus 2018 PBA Draft first round pick Abu Tratter is billed as the most promising big man in this year's batch of hopefuls. Despite the tag, Tratter bared that given his capabilities, he could be more than a towering presence. "I think I could be versatile enough to be a guard and a big," he said during the second and last day of the PBA Draft Combine. The 6-foot-6 former De La Salle Green Archer is one of the tallest players in this exceptionally guard-heavy batch. Given the advantage of being one of the few big men in this batch, he points out his athleticism as his main edge. "One way I can separate myself from everybody else is my athleticism. Not a lot of bigs are as athletic and as mobile as me, another great thing is my potential to be a great player," said Tratter. At this point, he shared that several teams have already showed interest in taking him in. "Couple of teams [have talked to me] but whatever team is picking me up, hopefully I can make a greater impact," said Tratter. Aside from his championship days in the UAAP, Tratter also had a solid experience as a Gilas cadet and a D-League stint for Marinerong Pilipino leading up to this year's Draft. He thinks all those valuable experiences will help him be a two-dimensional player in the pros just like his PBA peg, Gabe Norwood. "[I want to be] somebody like Gabe [Norwoord] where you can impact the game not only on offense but also on defense and also set the tone for the team," shared Tratter. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @the9cruz.....»»

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

LPU, Letran outfitter opens first-ever store and showroom

A year after returning to the local market, Team Rebel Sports Pilipinas looks to strengthen its hold with the opening of its first-ever store. Back in 1998, company founder Joel Cu, who was just 21 years old back then, opened a start-up company in Santolan that focused on making sports uniforms. Twenty years later, they are back to where it all began. "We are back in Santolan. We opened our first store here a few blocks from here," recalled Cu. "This showroom is made for our kababayan nating Pilipino. We want to produce good uniforms to our fellow Filipinos. Gumagawa nga tayo ng uniform sa ibang bansa pero ngayon, we are opening ourselves back here," he added. During the 2000s, Rebel decided to shift its model to outsourcing to foreign clients. It proved to be a success as the US and Australian markets embraced the brand. But it felt empty as Cu's main goal was to give Filipinos a local brand they can be proud of. Enter Lyceum Pirates assistant coach Jeff Perlas. "We had this informal chat last year. Sabi ni Joel, 'Jeff, how can we be active in the local sports market?' I was busy in LPU nun," shared Perlas. "For me, one way of promoting a brand is through the athletes. That's the key for this. What I did was we used the players from LPU and other players na kilala natin. From there, we were able to experiment with the power of social media.  "Surprising na last year, umakyat yung sales three-fold. Yung market reacted," added Team Rebel's consultant. PBA club team Northport Batang Pier came knocking a few months later. It was the breakthrough moment they needed. "It's our entry point last year when we rigged the jersey of Globalport," Cu shared. With the local demand growing, Cu and his staff expanded the operations of its factory in Antipolo. Twenty-four hours, seven days a week with a staff of almost 200 people were needed to accomodate the orders. At present, Rebel is the outfitter, not only of Northport, but also of collegiate powerhouses Lyceum and Letran. To cap of Rebel's year, the company opened its first store, a showroom by all accounts, at 290 Santolan Road Corner 5th Street West Crame, San Juan City. And they are hoping that this would help cater to more Filipinos. "The vision for Rebel is to focus on all sports on all levels. Marami pa e. For the public schools, we want to help them out by sponsoring their varsity teams. We are also researching more on how we can give our women's athletes the right uniforms," Cu disclosed. “Hopefully, in 2019, we can offer more to our kababayan.”.....»»

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

Netizens slam Miss Universe queens over alleged ‘racist’ comments vs Vietnam, Cambodia

Miss Universe candidates Sarah Rose Summers of USA and Francesca Hung of Australia are now in hot water for their viral video, allegedly making fun of fellow contenders’ difficulty in speaking English......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

102-year-old great-grandmother becomes oldest skydiver

SYDNEY,  Australia – A 102-year-old great-grandmother is believed to have become the world's oldest skydiver after plunging 14,000 feet through the South Australian sky. Centenarian adrenaline junkie Irene O'Shea said she "felt normal" after a 220 kilometer per hour dive that sent her cheeks flapping wildly. She completed her first skydive to mark ........»»

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

FIBA WC: Middle East tuneup for Gilas mulled

Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao said the national team could play tuneup games in the Middle East ahead of the sixth window of FIBA World Cup qualifiers in February 2019. FIBA WC: Middle East tuneup for Gilas mulled Source link: FIBA WC: Middle East tuneup for Gilas mulled.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 12th, 2018Related News

Energy World revives talks with lenders for Pagbilao project funding

THE local unit of Australia-listed Energy World Corp. Ltd. (EWC) has revived talks with lenders to finance the completion of its 650 megawatt (MW) combined cycle gas-fired power plant after it has received certification from the government that the project is one of national significance......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceDec 11th, 2018Related News

Philippines strengthens agri trade with Australia, Chile

The Philippines continues to improve its agricultural trade relations with Australia and Chile in a bid to strengthen the export of various products......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceDec 9th, 2018Related News

Surfer severely mauled by shark in Australia

SYDNEY: A surfer was severely mauled by a shark off Australia’s east coast, officials said on Sunday, the latest in a series of attacks in recent months. The 36-year-old was…READ The post Surfer severely mauled by shark in Australia appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

Great escape the Lexus way

  Readers of First Class are likely familiar with the vehicle brand Lexus. Some are probably even owners of an ES, GS, RX, NX or LX (for those who are not into cars, these are models of Lexus sedans and SUVs).   But beyond wheels, Lexus, I have learned, is now also about experiences. Which is why a few weeks ago, they invited First Class to the Lexus Escape to Amazing experience at Margaret River in Australia.   Margaret River   Margaret River is a region in Western Australia. While slowly making a name for itself as a food and wine destination, it is not yet as well known as Sydney or Melbourne, which are on the other side of the ginormous ma...Keep on reading: Great escape the Lexus way.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 8th, 2018Related News

UAAP: Unbeaten Bullpups bury Jr. Warriors in 72-point hole

STANDINGS NU 5-0 Ateneo 4-1 Adamson 3-2 DLSZ 3-2 FEU-Diliman 3-2 UST 2-3 UE 0-5 UPIS 0-5 Nazareth School of National University is far from full strength and yet, it remains the standard of the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. Gerry Abadiano and Terrence Fortea showed the way, but all of the Bullpups played their parts to perfection as they ran hapless University of the East out of the Blue Eagle Gym in Quezon City to the tune of a 72-point obliteration, 115-43, on Saturday. Abadiano and Fortea scored 17 and 16 points, respectively, to lead four other teammates in double-digits as they stayed spotless after five games. “Mas maganda yung movement ng bola namin kanina compared sa ibang games tapos yung defense naman, maganda rin from start to finish,” head coach Goldwin Monteverde said post-game. It was those two who got going right from tip-off and, alongside Reyland Torres and Kevin Quiambao, combined for 28 points in the first half. With just the four of them, NU already outscored all of the Junior Warriors at that point, 28-18. The Bullpups would not take their foot off the pedal the rest of the way even as Abadiano and Fortea rested on the bench for much of the second half. In the end, Torres had 13 points, six rebounds, three assists, and two steals while Quiambao had 10 markers, five boards, and two dimes. Little-known Menard Songcuya and Renzo Abiera also contributed 10 points apiece to help make up for the absence of Batang Gilas big man Carl Tamayo. “Yung process of becoming a team, yung biggest challenge pa rin namin is how to play together,” coach Goldwin said. Shane Dichoso paced still winless UE with nine points. In the day’s other game, Adamson High School topped University of Sto. Tomas in overtime, 77-74. Andrey Doria dropped half of his 14 points in the extra period to go along with a total of seven rebounds while brother Adam also added 18 markers, five boards, and three steals as the Baby Falcons forged a three-way tie for third-place at 3-2. Big man Lorenz Capulong also came up big with a 17-point, 14-rebound to make sure they overcame an off-game by main man Joem Sabandal who only had eight points before leaving the game due to an apparent left leg injury. For the Tiger Cubs, Mark Nonoy stuffed the stat sheet anew with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists. He also had 10 turnovers, however, and as a team, they saw their 34 turnovers get converted into 21 points to fall to 2-3 in the standings. BOX SCORES THIRD GAME NU 115 – Abadiano 17, Fortea 16, Torres 13, Quiambao 10, Songcuya 10, Abiera 10, Gonzales 7, Alarcon 6, Vinoya 6, Buensalida 5, Javillonar 4, Enriquez 4, Dayrit 4, Felicilda 3, Mailim 0. UE 43 – Dichoso 9, Flores 7, Agbas 6, Almacen 6, Escamilla 5, Sullano 4, Dy Tioco 3, Alinsoring 2, Villarta 1, Tan 0, Lima 0, Gatdula 0, Santos 0, Tajonera 0, Mendoza 0. QUARTER SCORES: 27-10, 57-18, 92-30, 115-43. FOURTH GAME ADAMSON 77 – Ad. Doria 18, Capulong 17, An. Doria 14, Sabandal 8, Prodigo 6, Engbino 5, Santos 4, Hanapi 2, Barcelona 2, Dominguez 1, Nitura 0. UST 74 – Nonoy 20, Marzan 16, Benzonan 14, Casingcasing 12, Lina 10, Sumabat 2, Oliva 0, Manabat 0, Estrella 0, Amador 0, Dumlao 0, Dolendo 0, Gamboa 0. QUARTER SCORES: 25-15, 40-32, 53-43, 66-66, 77-74. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 8th, 2018Related News

MVP wants Tab Baldwin to coach Batang Gilas

MANILA, Philippines – Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chairman emeritus Manuel V. Pangilinan (MVP) revealed that he recommended Tab Baldwin, the two-time UAAP champion coach of the Ateneo Blue Eagles , to head the Batang Gilas program.  "This is my personal view: I think that Tab should be the Batang Gilas coach because ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2018Related News

Aussie school kids lead mass coal mine protests

SYDNEY, Australia – Australian school children led thousands of demonstrators nationwide on Saturday, December 8, calling for a halt on plans for Indian mining firm Adani to construct a controversial coal mine in the country's northeast. The rallies across major cities followed a protest last month that saw thousands of Australian ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2018Related News

Cruising and cooking with Chef Nilo Palma

NEW YORK -- On most ship cruises around the globe, Filipinos almost always constitute a sizeable portion --- around 30%-50% --- of the cabin crew. They can be the cooks, waiters, customer service representatives, engineers, janitors and onboard doctors and masseuses. The fact that Filipinos are English-speaking, industrious and adaptable to any regional culture is surely an asset. I have met quite a few Filipino crew members in my past cruise voyages through Mediterranean and Scandinavia and the Mexican Riviera. But it was in my last cruise adventure from Australia to New Zealand that I finally got to personally interview the Filipino executive chef of a cruise liner: Nilo Palma o...Keep on reading: Cruising and cooking with Chef Nilo Palma.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 7th, 2018Related News

Yeng wants early training

Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao said yesterday he plans to assemble a pool of a maximum 15 players for the sixth and last window of the FIBA Asia/Pacific World Cup Qualifiers with practice to start early next month for once or twice a week training before embarking on the daily grind......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2018Related News

NU, Ateneo out to add to woes of UE, UPIS in UAAP Jrs.

Games on Saturday at the Blue Eagle Gym 9:00 AM – FEU-Diliman vs DLSZ 11:00 AM – Ateneo vs UPIS 1:00 PM – NU vs UE 3:00 PM – UST vs Adamson STANDINGS NU 4-0 Ateneo 3-1 FEU-Diliman 3-1 Adamson 2-2 DLSZ 2-2 UST 2-2 UE 0-4 UPIS 0-4 It will be a battle between the top two teams and the bottom two teams in the continuation of the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. League-leading Nazareth School of National University stakes its spotless slate against winless University of the East while defending champion Ateneo de Manila High School shoots for a win run against also luckless University of the Philippines Integrated School on Saturday at the Blue Eagle Gym in Quezon City. The Bullpups (4-0) are pacing the tournament behind Batang Gilas players Carl Tamayo, Terrence Fortea, and Gerry Abadiano and are nothing but determined to keep doing so opposite the 0-4 Junior Warriors at 1:00 PM. Meanwhile, the Blue Eaglets (3-1) are out for back-to-back wins on the shoulders of towering teen Kai Sotto at the expense of the 0-4 Junior Maroons at 11:00 AM There will also be matchups between Far Eastern University-Diliman (3-1) and De La Salle Zobel (2-2) at 9:00 AM and between Adamson High School (2-2) and University of Sto. Tomas (2-2) at 3:00 PM. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 7th, 2018Related News

Australia passes cyber snooping laws with global implications

SYDNEY, Australia – Controversial laws allowing spies and police to snoop on the encrypted communications of suspected terrorists and criminals were passed in Australia on Thursday, December 6, as experts warned of far-reaching implications for global cybersecurity. There has been extensive debate about the laws and their reach beyond Australia's ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2018Related News

UAAP: Juan GDL s promise for next year: UP will be in the Finals

Juan Gomez de Liano was a man of his word in the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament. In the offseason, he said that the University of the Philippines would end its 21-year playoff drought. On November 14, 2018, that came true as the Fighting Maroons booked a ticket to the Final Four as the third-seed. “I promised ever since offseason na we’re gonna make the Final Four. Here we are,” he said then. They didn’t stop from there and made a run to the Finals which was a pleasant surprise for just about everybody. Only, once there, State U ran into a wall named Ateneo de Manila University which swept them for back-to-back championships. First Finals appearance, first Finals loss. Fo sho, GDL brothers @javigdl22 and @juan_swish9 will only be better from this. #UAAPSeason81 pic.twitter.com/CMV0JH30rh — Normie Riego (@riegogogo) Disyembre 5, 2018 Though that video didn’t look like it, Juan GDL remained upbeat about the future for UP. So much so that he was ready and raring for a new promise. Asked about their prospects for next year, he answered, full of confidence as always, “UP will be in the Finals, definitely.” It’s difficult to doubt the Mythical selection as, even with the graduation of team captain Paul Desiderio, the Fighting Maroons remain stacked for foreseeable future as flanking him are still Season MVP Bright Akhuetie, kuya Javi GDL, Will Gozum, and Jun Manzo. More than that, they will also be welcoming with open arms a pair of Gilas cadets in Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras. “We’ll be good. I think we’ll be good,” Juan GDL said. Of course, that is never a given and the all-around playmaker said State U will still have to work hard to live up to its billing. “With Ricci and Kobe, yeah. One thing we gotta do is how to jell together, that’s the most important thing,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 6th, 2018Related News

Fajardo left in frustration after missed free throws in Gilas loss

MANILA, Philippines – Expect June Mar Fajardo to dedicate more time working on his free throws.  The gentle giant beat himself up after he missed two crucial foul shots late in Gilas Pilipinas' agonizing 70-78 home loss to Iran in the fifth window of the World Cup qualifiers on Monday, December 3.  With the Filipinos leading ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 5th, 2018Related News