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Overseas Filipinos’ cash remittances (August 2018)

CASH remittances slipped in August from a year ago due to lower inflows from the Middle East, the central bank said on Monday, which could signal softer household spending in the third quarter. Read the full story. The post Overseas Filipinos’ cash remittances (August 2018) appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Director Irene Villamor defends Nadine Lustre from critic who called her ‘flop queen’

Director Irene Villamor recently came to the defense of actress Nadine Lustre after a basher called her "flop queen" online. Following the success of "Sid and Aya: Not a Love Story," which saw Anne Curtis and Dingdong Dantes together on the big screen, Villamor is now working on her next film, "Ulan," which stars Carlo Aquino and Lustre. Aquino took to his Instagram recently and shared a photo of him and Lustre shooting a scene for the movie. In Aquino's post yesterday, Oct. 15, he and Lustre are seen standing in the rain in what looked like a jeepney stop in the University of the Philippines Diliman campus in Quezon City. "Munting palaruan noong aking kabataan," Aquino wrote o...Keep on reading: Director Irene Villamor defends Nadine Lustre from critic who called her ‘flop queen’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 2 hr. 4 min. ago Related News

2018-19 NBA Preview: It s the Warriors, and then everyone else

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will be at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night, handing the Golden State Warriors what will be their third set of championship rings from the last four seasons. A banner will be displayed. Highlights will be shown. And then the Warriors will have to start all over again. The NBA’s 73rd season starts Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time), beginning a year where LeBron James will play for the Los Angeles Lakers, where Carmelo Anthony will aim to push the Houston Rockets over the top, where Dwyane Wade will take his 16th and final lap around the league. A new arena is opening in Milwaukee, eight teams will have new coaches, and everyone will be looking to see if the Warriors can win a third straight title. “None of us are ready for this run to come to an end,” said Golden State’s Draymond Green, part of all three Warriors’ titles in this four-year run of dominance. “So we’ve got to continue to approach it like we’ve got zero. And that’s cliche and impossible to do, but you want to try to get as close to that as you possibly can. And that’s my mindset always entering the season.” They will be the overwhelming favorites, with good reason. The Warriors still have Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Green, plus added All-Star big man DeMarcus Cousins — coming off an injury — on a bargain $5.3 million deal. And calling all the shots is coach Steve Kerr, who won five rings as a player and now three more as a coach. “If they don’t win, it’s a failure,” Memphis guard Mike Conley Jr. said. “I know that’s how they feel as well. For us, for the other 29 teams, we’re the underdog. We’re trying to take what they have. It’s a lot easier playing from the underdog perspective than coming in with a lot of expectation.” In this NBA, everybody else is an underdog. That even applies to Houston — which won 65 games last season, has the reigning MVP in James Harden, an elite point guard in Chris Paul who re-signed for $160 million this summer, a deep-pocketed owner in Tilman Fertitta and an always-tinkering GM in Daryl Morey. The Rockets had the Warriors against the ropes in last season’s Western Conference finals, leading that series 3-2 yet falling after Paul was lost to a hamstring injury. “We’ve all got one goal, man,” Harden said. “You’ll keep hearing the same story over and over until I’m not here no more. We’ve got to win a ’chip. We’ve all got the same goal. We kind of, a little bit, we kind of know what it takes to almost get there. But we haven’t gotten there yet.” The Warriors are the best team and the Rockets had the best record, but the best player is now in L.A. After 15 seasons in the Eastern Conference, James — who has played in each of the last eight NBA Finals — has moved West. He signed a four-year deal in July with the Lakers, one that makes him the biggest star on the league’s glitziest franchise. He’s teamed up with talented young players like Kyle Kuzma, Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram, and former rivals like Rajon Rondo and Lance Stephenson. “I’m a basketball player,” James said. “I play ball. That’s what I do and that’s what I live by. And when I do it at the level I do it at, everything else takes care of itself.” The only certainty in the NBA this season is that James won’t win the East — ending an eight-year run of that, four in Miami and four in Cleveland. Boston, Philadelphia and Toronto (with the newly acquired Kawhi Leonard) are the top candidates to take over as East champions. The Celtics had a Game 7, at home, to get to the NBA Finals last season and lost to James and Cleveland, but now get Gordon Hayward back and a healthy Kyrie Irving again. Miami has been trying to get Jimmy Butler from Minnesota, and if they do — someone will get Butler before the trade deadline — the Heat may be able to get back into East contention. It might be Dirk Nowitzki’s last season in Dallas. Gregg Popovich no longer has Tony Parker or Manu Ginobili with him in San Antonio, and the Spurs (who have been battered by injuries, including one to point guard Dejounte Murray) are no lock to extend their 21-year run of playoff appearances. Sneakerheads will have a big season, because the NBA now says players may wear whatever colors of kicks that they want. There’s plenty of stories. But in the end, it’ll be all about someone finding a way to beat Golden State — or not. “I’ll get back to you when somebody cracks that code,” Wade said. “In this game, the most important thing is health. If they stay healthy, it’s tough to beat them. There’s teams that can, but you’ve got to do it, and you’re going to have to do it four times.”.....»»

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Isko Moreno’s Top 10 life lessons

If there is one person who has an inspiring story worth telling, it’s Francisco Moreno Domagoso, better known as Isko Moreno......»»

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The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises

MANILA, Philippines — The Ateneo de Manila University Press, in partnership with Rappler, the Philippine Center for Population and Development, and the Philippine Legislator’s Committee on Population and Development, will launch The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises by Marilen J. Dañguilan on Friday afternoon, October 19, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News10 hr. 4 min. ago Related News

GMA casts woman in transgender role in its new afternoon drama

GMA NETWORK embarks on a journey of love and identity with its newest afternoon drama, Asawa Ko, Karibal Ko, which tells the story of a scorned wife whose rival in love is her transgender ex-husband. The post GMA casts woman in transgender role in its new afternoon drama appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: News12 hr. 30 min. ago Related News

Moby to publish second memoir ‘Then It Fell Apart’

Moby will continue telling his life story in a second memoir that is slated to be published in May. Titled "Then It Fell Apart," the new book is described as "a journey into the dark heart of fame and the demons that lurk beneath the bling and bluster of celebrity lifestyle." The new volume is the sequel to "Porcelain," Moby's 2016 memoir in which he covered his life from 1989-1999, reflecting on the underground hip-hop and house music scenes of the late 1980s, the rise of rave culture and club kids, and a changing New York City. That story wrapped up the year when Moby released his star-making album "Play." Suddenly, reads the description of the upcoming sequel: "...Keep on reading: Moby to publish second memoir ‘Then It Fell Apart’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 14 hr. 4 min. ago Related News

Bring sexy back in your everyday look with these back-baring outfits

Dresses or blouses with low-cut backs aren't just for parties or for GNOs, they can also be elegant and wearable for just about any occasion---may it be an office presentation, or any other formal event. Just look at Princess Eugenie and her back-baring wedding gown which she consciously chose to highlight the scar she got from a surgery to treat her scoliosis. We loved her fashion statement so much that we made a list of outfits you can wear, inspired by that very wedding dress. If you have a similar story as Princess Eugenie's, and was inspired enough to want to show off your scar, too---or if you just want to highlight your sexy back, here are our picks for chic and elegant back-bar...Keep on reading: Bring sexy back in your everyday look with these back-baring outfits.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 14 hr. 4 min. ago Related News

Paco Alcacer making most of 2nd chance with Spain

By Joseph Wilson, Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Close to seeing his career stagnate, Paco Alcacer is making the most of a second chance to become Spain's top striker. Alcacer scored twice in his first appearance for Spain in two-and-a-half years to lead a 4-1 away win at Wales in a friendly last week. On Monday, the former Barcelona player will likely feature again when Spain hosts England in Seville seeking a second win over Gareth Southgate's team in the incipient Nations League. "I'm happy that I was able to help the team by doing what we strikers are supposed to, which is provide goals," Alcacer said after Thursday's match in Cardiff. "I just have to keep this good dynamic going." The 25-year-old Alcacer has been rejuvenated since leaving Barcelona on loan for Borussia Dortmund in August, a turnaround that has ended a hiatus from Spain's national team that was in danger of becoming a permanent adios. Previous to his two goals for Spain against Wales, Alcacer had scored seven times in a four-match scoring run for Dortmund. That streak included netting a spectacular hat trick that he completed on the last kick of the game for a 4-3 win over Augsburg. Ironically, Alcacer's slide toward oblivion at Barcelona began under current Spain coach Luis Enrique when he was condemned to a reserve role behind the superstar trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in 2016-17. Not even Neymar's departure at the start of last season changed the situation at Camp Nou for Alcacer. Favoring other players, new coach Ernesto Valverde gave him fewer appearances than Luis Enrique. So Alcacer decided that his best option was to leave Spain and try his luck in Germany. And it turned out that Alcacer just needed a chance to play. With his brace against Wales, Alcacer showed his leading quality as a striker. He is not the fastest, the strongest, nor the slickest passer; he is a pure goal scorer who excels at putting one-touch shots in-between the posts. Against Wales, Alcacer fired a rising right-footed shot into the near corner for the lead— and his first goal with Spain since Oct. 2015. He then put the win beyond doubt by poaching a clearance in the area to make it 3-0. "Alcacer is playing superbly because he is on a scoring streak, but overall his attitude has been marvelous," said Luis Enrique, who called Alcacer up to fill the void left by the injured Diego Costa. Alcacer was not supposed to need a comeback story. Four years ago, former Spain manager Vicente del Bosque considered Alcacer, along with Alvaro Morata, as his strikers of the future. The then Valencia player led Spain in qualifying for the 2016 European championship with five goals, but when he struggled to score for his club in the run-up to the tournament Del Bosque dropped him from his squad. Banished to the bench following his move to Barcelona from Valencia, Alcacer was also ignored by Julen Lopetegui in his two-year tenure that took Spain to last summer's World Cup. Circumstances, however, have put Alcacer in good position to now succeed for "La Roja." While competition remains fierce in the positions of midfielder and playmaker for Spain, the striker job is up for grabs. Long gone are the days when David Villa and Fernando Torres flourished up front for the 2010 world champions, as both Costa and Morata have failed to show they can be counted on for goals. Alcacer said that he had been preparing for this return to his best form. "It's about several things," he said, "about getting on a hot streak, about self-confidence, about having playing time, and, above all, about working each day when you are not playing so you can be ready.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 15th, 2018Related News

‘Liway’ review: What s the price of freedom?

In one scene in Kip Oebanda’s Liway, Dakip (Kenken Nuyad), while addressing a crowd of protesters outside the camp where he has lived all of his life, tells the story of how he saw a mannequin, how it looks almost like a real human, except that ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 13th, 2018Related News

Edgar Allan Guzman, Kim Rodriguez: defend their love from engkanto in Wagas

Edgar Allan Guzman and Kim Rodriguez banner a mysterious love story in Wagas this Saturday (October 13). Trying to win the heart of someone you love is difficult enough when you have competition. But the playing field becomes more challenging when your rival turns out to be an engkanto—or a mythical environmental spirit. For Daniela […] The post Edgar Allan Guzman, Kim Rodriguez: defend their love from engkanto in Wagas appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2018Related News

Fil-Am playwright-actor tackles fatherhood, politics-in a bathroom

The work depicts the story of a teenaged Filipino boy who locks himself in the bathroom after having seen an excerpt of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' on a television show. The boy�.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2018Related News

My teacher Estela

Photo credit World Bank When I was 13, my literature teacher Estela asked the class to look at two drawings and write down a story about each one them. I looked at the drawings: one was of a man in a.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsOct 12th, 2018Related News

Rajo Laurel’s collection: Why the audience should get his story

  When Rajo Laurel presents his 110-piece collection in the Red Charity Gala Ball on Oct. 27, the audience, unfortunately, may not readily see the big story.   The story in this always much-awaited annual spectacle ---the show is as much off the ramp as on it, because the guests simply "out-ball gown" each other---lies beneath the drama that is a fashion show. Since the show usually starts past 11 p.m., after the auction, you hope the audience will keep their eyes wide open for the craft and design of the collection.   (The Red Charity Gala producers Tessa Prieto-Valdes and Kaye Tiga remain unsurpassed in staging record-breaking benefit auctions.) &nb...Keep on reading: Rajo Laurel’s collection: Why the audience should get his story.....»»

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

Fire razes Binondo residential building

A fire of unknown origin struck an eight-story commercial and residential building along Soler St. in Binondo, Manila on Friday morning, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said. BFP Fire Officer Darwin Dizon said the fire started at 5:49 a.m. and was quickly raised to the third alarm 10 minutes later. The BFP declared the fire under control at 7:15 a.m. No one was reported hurt in the incident. The cause of the fire is still being determined by arson probers. /muf...Keep on reading: Fire razes Binondo residential building.....»»

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

Through the years

A clear-eyed chronicler has been telling the Filipino story over the past 12 decades “NEWS is the first rough draft of history.” Written 75 years ago in a book review by Alan Barth, an editorialist at The Washington Post, the quoted line above could not be more meaningful to any of the Philippine newspapers than [...] The post Through the years appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2018Related News

The grand dame enters the world of multimedia

Running faster at 120, The Manila Times steps into the AI-driven century IT may well be the story of the century: On its 120th anniversary, in the year when artificial intelligence-driven cameras and blockchain technology are developed to either help clean up the oceans or deter counterfeiting and ensure global food supply, The Manila Times [...] The post The grand dame enters the world of multimedia appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2018Related News

Lionel Messi to star in Cirque du Soleil show

Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi's stellar career will be the subject of a new Cirque du Soleil show next year, the five-time world player of the year said Wednesday. "I am proud to announce the creation of a new Cirque du Soleil show in 2019 based on the story of my life and passion for football," said Messi, whose Instagram feed showed him clad in a T-shirt of the Canadian troupe famed for their extravagant shows. Messi had Monday posted a video of himself wearing the shirt and juggling what appeared to be a red clown nose. Cirque du Soleil said on their website that they were thrilled to confirm the link-up with Messi, 31. "The show will draw its inspiration f...Keep on reading: Lionel Messi to star in Cirque du Soleil show.....»»

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

It s War | Conclusion

After more than two years and  an estimated 23,518 deaths under investigation , Rappler tells the story of Rodrigo Duterte's drug war from the eyes of the killers. In early 2017, the Philippine National Police (PNP)  arrested  members of a vigilante gang suspected of preying on drug suspects and criminals in Tondo, Manila. The group was ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 11th, 2018Related News

Napolcom orders restriction of seven Bacolod City cops

BACOLOD City – Seven members of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) involved in a shooting incident at Barangay Sum-ag were placed under restriction. In a letter addressed to Task Force Kasanag (TFK) National Commander John Chiong, National Police Commission (Napolcom) Regional Director Atty. Joseph Celis said the […] The post Napolcom orders restriction of seven Bacolod City cops appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 9th, 2018Related News