Rappler Talk: The goals and challenges of the Senate under Tito Sotto

Bookmark to watch the interview with Senate President Vicente Sotto III at 7:30 PM With an overwhelming majority vote, Vicente Sotto III became the 29th Senate President on Monday, May 21. Sotto is the most senior member of the chamber, having been a senator for more than two decades. He has also ........»»

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House OKs bill increasing allowed campaign expenses for candidates

MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives approved a bill allowing candidates to spend more per voter during the campaign season. With a vote of 188-6-0, lawmakers gave their nod to  House Bill (HB) No. 7295 on 3rd and final reading on Tuesday, May 22.  The bill seeks to amend Republic Act No. 7166 ........»»

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41st Gawad Urian nominees announced

If there is something Gawad Urian is consistently known for, it is its integrity in critiquing Filipino films that shape up Philippine society and culture.   With over four decades of scholarly assessment of films and their cinematic elements to deliver a socially relevant message, Urian guarantees last year's commendable movies get the utmost recognition they deserve.   On May 22, the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino officially announced the nominees in the prestigious 41st Gawad Urian Awards.   The awards night will be held on June 14 at the ABS-CBN tent at Vertis North in Quezon City. ABS-CBN's local films cable channel Cinema One will be broadcasti...Keep on reading: 41st Gawad Urian nominees announced.....»»

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Sony invests in image sensors, acquires more of EMI Music

TOKYO --- Electronics and entertainment company Sony Corp. said Tuesday it plans to invest 1 trillion yen ($9 billion) mostly in image sensors over the next three years, under a revamped strategy to strengthen both hardware and creative content. Sony also plans to buy for $2.3 billion a 60 percent stake in EMI Music Publishing, from Mubadala Investment Co. EMI has under its wing classics such as the Motown catalog and Queen, and contemporary artists like Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Pharrell Williams. Sony already owns 30 percent of EMI so once the deal is finalized, it will own 90 percent of the company. CEO Kenichiro Yoshida told reporters at Sony's headquarters that the co...Keep on reading: Sony invests in image sensors, acquires more of EMI Music.....»»

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5 Metro Manila police directors get awards for exemplary service

The five police district directors in Metro Manila and 16 other policemen received awards for their exemplary service to the public, an official said yesterday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News17 hr. 55 min. ago Related News

Keeping score with Jaime Fabregas

Most millennials and TV junkies may only know Jaime Fabregas as the avuncular policeman in "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano," but a quick peek into his IMDb page yields a stellar filmography not only as an actor, but also as a music scorer. He has provided the musical score for such screen gems as Peque Gallaga's "Scorpio Nights" and "Virgin Forest," Chito Roo's "Private Show," Ishmael Bernal's "The Graduates" and Lino Brocka's "Kislap sa Dilim." He first crossed paths with the original Probinsyano, aka Fernando Poe Jr., as scorer of "Batang Quiapo," the Action King's 1986 starrer with Maricel Soriano. He did most of his work as a scorer under Regal Films in the 1980s, he recalled. By...Keep on reading: Keeping score with Jaime Fabregas.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 20 hr. 34 min. ago Related News

Meet the 2018 batch of Jr. NBA PH All-Stars

Jr. NBA PH press release PASAY CITY, METRO MANILA – Eight boys and eight girls were named as Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars from a total of 74 participants during the Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska National Training Camp to become the eleventh batch of Jr. NBA All-Stars. Headlined by Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein and WNBA Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes, the National Training Camp was held at the Gatorade Hoops Center on May 18, at Don Bosco Technical Institute on May 19 and SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on May 20. The National Training Camp players were the top performers in Regional Selection Camps in Bacolod, Baguio, Butuan, Metro Manila and Alaska Power Camp, which were led by Jr. NBA Coaches Carlos Barroca and Rob Newson, together with Alaska coaches led by PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso. Jr. NBA alumni were in attendance throughout the camp with Thirdy Ravena and Ricci Rivero visiting the Gatorade Hoops Center and Kai Sotto and Rhayyan Amsali highlighting the participants of the Jr. NBA Alumni All-Star Game in SM Mall of Asia. The Jr. NBA All-Stars showcased skills on the court and exemplified the Jr. NBA core S.T.A.R. Values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude, and Respect. Prince Ray Alao, 14, of San Beda University; Ethan Rod Alian, 14, of La Salle Greenhills; John Lester Amagan, 14, of St. Robert’s International Academy of Iloilo; Seven Gagate, 14, of Chiang Kai Shek College; Nathan Jan Jundana, 14, of Bacolod Tay Tung; Christian Joi Mesias, 14, of Jose Maria College of Davao; Kim Aaron Tamayo, 13, of National University; and Rhon Khaniel Telles, 13, of St. Anthony de Carmelli Academy of Cavite topped the boys division, while Madelyn Flores, 14, of Bukidnon National High School; Gin Kayla Huelar, 13, of St. La Salle University, Bacolod; Aishe Solis, 13, of Corpus Christi School in Cagayan De Oro; Pauline Angelique Valle, 13, of Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School; Christine Nichole Venterez, 12, Baguio City National High School; Marielle Vingno, 14, of Escuela de Sophia of Caloocan Inc.; Amber Esquivel, 14, and Kyla Marie Mataga, 13, of De La Salle Zobel were the outstanding performers in the girls’ division. Pauline Angelique Valle and Prince Ray Alao were named this year’s Jr. NBA Most Valuable Players while Marielle Vingno and Ethan Rod Alian were selected as Alaska Ambassadors. Hazel Yambot of Baguio and Mark “Tata” Belangel of Bacolod were chosen as the Coaches of the Year. In addition, special awards were handed out to Kayla Marie Mataga and Javier Louis Jugo as Gatorade Hustle awardees, Merylle Cuasay and Czarlo Salvador as Panasonic Rising Stars, and Aishe Solis and Kim Aaron Tamayo, Cloudfone Awesome Players of the Game. “The Jr. NBA program gives us the opportunity to contribute to our goal of getting more kids to play the game of basketball and help them understand how working hard on their craft can open doors and unlock greater opportunities in life,” said Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes.  “I came here to inspire you but your passion and eagerness to learn inspire me and I’m so grateful for that,” shared Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein to the campers. An NBA experience trip in Shanghai, China awaits the All-Stars in October where they will be joined by other Jr. NBA All-Stars from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam in training and friendly competitions as they catch the NBA China Games 2018 featuring the Philadelphia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks. Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, continues to promote proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, serving as an effective platform in implementing Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished children in the country. AXA, Cloudfone, Gatorade, Globe Telecom and Panasonic serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner. ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines. Fans can also follow Jr. NBA at and on Facebook. For all the latest news and updates on the NBA, visit and follow the league on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit and follow PlayPH at and on Facebook and Twitter......»»

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WATCH: BTS performs new song Fake Love at Billboard Music Awards 2018

WATCH: BTS performs new song Fake Love at Billboard Music Awards 2018.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 21st, 2018Related News

School victims honored at Billboard Awards; Janet, BTS shine

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer Janet Jackson and K-pop group BTS......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 21st, 2018Related News

Nominations for ‘Ang Ilongga Award’ extended

THE Junior Chamber International (JCI) Iloilo Ilang Ilang is extending the deadline for the submission of nominations for Ang Ilongga Awards, the search for outstanding community women leaders in Iloilo Province, until June 15, 2018. JCI Iloilo Ilang-Ilang president Lenore Angeline Divinagracia said the extension is aimed at accommodating more nominees. “It would provide opportunities […] The post Nominations for ‘Ang Ilongga Award’ extended appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsMay 21st, 2018Related News

Concert attack still painful for Ariana Grande a year later

  It has been a year since a terrorist attack at Ariana Grande's Manchester concert claimed 22 lives, but to this day, the tragic incident still weighs heavy on the pop star's heart. "There are so many people who have suffered such loss and pain. The processing part is going to take forever," she told Time magazine for its "Next Generation Leaders" issue. "You think with time it will become easier to talk about, or you will make peace with it, but every day I wait for that peace to come and it's still very painful." "Music is supposed to be the safest thing in the world," added the singer, who mounted a fundraising concert for the benefit of the survivors of the attack,...Keep on reading: Concert attack still painful for Ariana Grande a year later.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 20th, 2018Related News

New docu claims Whitney sexually abused as a child

  "Whitney," a new documentary film on the late Whitney Houston, claims that the music icon was sexually abused by Dee Dee Warwick---her cousin and the younger sister of Dionne Warwick. Whitney's half-brother Gary Garland-Houston, and her longtime assistant Mary Jones made the allegations against Dee Dee, who died in 2008. Kevin Macdonald, the director of the documentary, which was recently showcased at the Cannes film festival, said he had sensed that Whitney may have been abused, based on watching interviews about her and various footage of her. "That was just an intuition, and then somebody mentioned it off-camera to me. They wouldn't talk about it on camera, but ...Keep on reading: New docu claims Whitney sexually abused as a child.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 20th, 2018Related News

Jake Zyrus: Size of concert venue no longer matters to me

  Jake Zyrus will celebrate his 26th birthday during his coming 10th anniversary concert, "Music & Me," on May 25 at the SM Skydome---a considerably smaller venue than the ones where he held court in the past, during the peak of his popularity as Charice. But it's a sensible choice for Jake, who---in a way---sees himself these days as someone just starting out again after deciding to become a trans man. "Real talk lang. Of course, we will go for something more realistic," the singer told the Inquirer at a recent press conference. "The size of a venue doesn't matter to me as much anymore," Jake insisted. "To be honest, singing at bigger places actually makes me more...Keep on reading: Jake Zyrus: Size of concert venue no longer matters to me.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 20th, 2018Related News

NCCA holds workshops on the 7 lively arts in Siargao

In the balmy coastal town of Santa Monica is fabled Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte, with its foaming waters for surfing and seaside rock formations for diving. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) recently held three-day workshops here for the seven lively arts: architecture and allied arts, cinema, dance, dramatic arts, literary arts, music and visual arts. The arts festival was titled "Amping Sining" (Embrace Art) and was held with the support of the municipal government headed by Mayor Fernando Dolar. "We chose Santa Monica because it has never been a recipient of an NCCA grant," said Ferdinand Isleta, head of NCCA's art section. "We want to reach out to...Keep on reading: NCCA holds workshops on the 7 lively arts in Siargao.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 20th, 2018Related News

Relive the Iconic Band Queen and Their Music in “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Teaser Trailer and Poster Reveal

Break free and let loose with the music of one of the most iconic bands of all time as 20th Century Fox releases the first trailer of “Bohemian Rhapsody”, a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsMay 20th, 2018Related News

Music Evolution: Piolo Pascual

The name Piolo Pascual is known by most here in the Philippines. Heartthrob, actor, athlete, and father, these are just some names associated with him. Today, let's get to know him more as a s.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsMay 20th, 2018Related News

Fiery US bishop brings American flair to royal wedding

In this picture taken on Monday, May 14, 2018, James Vivian, Director of Music at St George';s Chapel, directs the St. George';s Chapel Choir during a rehearsal before evensong and ahead.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 20th, 2018Related News

Pinoy whiz kids reap honors at global science exhibition

Grade-school pupils from Taguig Integrated School (TIS) recently brought the country honor and pride on the world stage as they won major science awards for inventing innovative yet practical house.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 20th, 2018Related News

FULL LIST: Winners, Miss Earth Philippines 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Karen Ibasco has crowned her Miss Earth Philippines 2018 successor, Silvia Celeste Cortesi , from Rome, Italy. The Miss Earth Philippines 2018 coronation night was held on Saturday, May 19, at the Mall of Asia Arena. Here is the full list of winners from that night: Special Awards Miss SM Markets: Dinalupihan, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 19th, 2018Related News

Royal wedding: Anglican service with an American flavor

Windsor, England -- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in an Anglican service with an American flavor that mixes prayers, classical music, a gospel choir and sweet soul sounds. Kensington Pa.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 19th, 2018Related News