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LOOK: Campaign urges men to share house work with women

In interviews with 541 respondents from Eastern Samar, Leyte, Cotabato, Maguindanao, and Sultan Kudarat, it appeared that women spend up to 12 hours a day on "unpaid care work," meaning household tasks like meal preparation, laundry, and childcare. With at least half a day spent on these chores, women and girls are often hindered from taking up pursuits in education, employment, political engagement, and leisure activities. The WE-CARE (Women's Economic Empowerment and Care) Project, implemented by Oxfam in the Philippines and its partners, sheds light on this overlooked issue with "I LABA YU," a campaign to encourage men to share in household chores, particularly laundry, and counte...Keep on reading: LOOK: Campaign urges men to share house work with women.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 4 hr. 51 min. ago Related News

Marvel Comics introduces new characters; Filipino superhero to make waves

By Patrick Garcia/mb.com.ph – Stan Lee, the man behind the whole Marvel Universe, met his creator on November 12, 2018. The world was devastated by this news; however, because of the phenomenal influence he left, his lifeworks are still looked upon and idolized up to now and for the years Read more ».....»»

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UAAP Season 81: Eh dun na kami kilala -- Cheng on DLSU swag

Graduating De La Salle University hitter Des Cheng roared as she walked backwards while staring at Ateneo de Manila University’s Kat Tolentino following a monster block in the second set. It was Cheng’s classic swagger that volleyball fans just love to love or hate depending on which side they're on.      But the open spiker cleared that it just came out naturally, especially in this kind of exciting and intense match between two proud schools.    “’Di ko alam kasi siyempre, hello! It’s Ateneo-La Salle. So parang kahit anong sabihin mo may rivalry talaga kahit sabihin mong wala,” said Cheng, who scored 13 points in the defending three-time champion Lady Spikers’ 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19, victory over the Lady Eagles Sunday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at the MOA Arena. Cheng was very animated during the match smiling, laughing, doing the finger wag and whatever gesture she could think of to celebrate a point.   OH MY, DES CHENG 😱 #UAAPSeason81Volleyball pic.twitter.com/ePvIxjxREe — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) February 17, 2019 “Uy, ang hirap kaya kumuha ng puntos kung mapapansin mo. Kaya sabi ko before mag-start ang game sabi ko, ‘Every point ise-celebrate natin. Hindi ‘yung every point makakapuntos ka tapos tatahimik ka tapos parang, ‘Yeheey!’ ganun lang,’” said Cheng, who added 14 receives and nine digs for an all-around performance. The veteran expected that non-DLSU supporters would think that the Lady Spikers went over the top with their on-court reactions but this is what they’re known for and they are not gonna change that. Des Cheng breaks out the finger wag ☝ #UAAPSeason81Volleyball pic.twitter.com/bbVBMIYoGK — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) February 17, 2019 “Eh dun na kami kilala bakit kailangang (i-hold back),” said Cheng. “’Dun kami kilala eh. Sabihin nyo na mayabang kami, swag kami, whatever kung ano ang pagka-interpret nyo it’s OK. Eh kasi yun na ang pagkakakilala nyo sa amin eh di dun nyo na kami i-ano talaga. Pero hindi kami mayabang. Ayun lang po talaga.” Even head coach Ramil De Jesus got into the celebration during that second set highlight, exchanging high-fives with Cheng.       The mentor, according to Cheng, actually asked her to be the spark plug and energizer of the team. “Kasi kailangan. Sabi ni coach, ‘Hindi gagalaw ang team mo kapag walang mag-spark.’ Meaning, kailangan may gagalaw para magi-spark sa kanila tapos susunod lang sila. Kaya kapag nakapuntos ako parang kahit hindi nga ako nakapuntos naga-ano ako na ‘Yeheey, yeheey!’ ganun-ganun,” she said. “Kasi kailangan nila yun kasi kapag walang isang tao na ganoon sino ang magli-lead sa kanila.” And to end her night, Cheng finished off Ateneo with an ace... and a finger wag as exclamation point.   Des Cheng. FOR THE WIN. #UAAPSeason81Volleyball pic.twitter.com/KHyg6qECPs — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) February 17, 2019     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports10 hr. 4 min. ago Related News

2019 NBA All-Star Diary: Day 1

5:20 A.M. – For some reason, I woke up 10 minutes before the alarm on my cellphone was scheduled to ring. Maybe it was jetlag. Maybe it was excitement. It didn’t matter, I had to get up from bed to prepare for the 2 hour and 30 minute drive from Durham to Charlotte. Me and my colleague, TJ Manotoc had taken a detour from our planned schedule to visit Duke University. Now, that we were done with that, it was time to revert back to our primary task of covering the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. During our drive back to Charlotte, I looked out the window to the sight of clear skies telling me that it was going to be a good day. 8:50 A.M. – The first task for journalists covering the NBA’s mid-season event is to secure a media pass. This is basically an ID that gives one clearance to all events that are happening throughout All-Star Weekend. After parking our rented car and walking to the designated hotel for the media credentials pick-up, we were ready to head to our first activity of the day. 9:35 A.M. – Hosting the best young players in the league was the Bojangles Coliseum where the first media availability session was about to take place. The Mountain Dew Rising Stars is first major event of All-Star weekend and we were given the opportunity to see the players from Team U.S. and Team World up-close to field in questions. Rookie sensation Luka Dončić drew the biggest crowd of reporters from all over the world. Because it would be tough for me to ask the Slovenian a question, I decided to go to another podium where this year’s number on overall pick, Deandre Ayton was sitting. “Deandre! Who’s the toughest center you’ve played against so far in your rookie season?” I asked. “Uuuhhh… nobody. Not yet. All the centers I’ve played against so far haven’t really went at me yet. I think they were just playing though the rhythm and not really going at me,” replied Deandre. I saw another player drawing a huge crowd and realized it was Ben Simmons, who is currently my second favorite NBA player behind Blake Griffin. After waiting for a little while, I pounced on the opportunity to field in a question. “Ben, with the current Sixers lineup, what do you think are the weaknesses that you guys need to improve on so that you can win the championship this year?” The 6’10” point guard from Australia looked right at me and said, “Offense. Defense.” Honestly, I was a little bit disappointed because I was expecting a more thorough answer but I guess that’s how it is sometimes. These athletes are asked a million questions and it might be a struggle for them to stay consistent with regards to being accommodating to people. Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young and LA Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma were two other players I visited. With so many players on both rosters, it would be extremely difficult to get to converse with all. But, seeing them right in front of you and having an opportunity to talk to them was an amazing experience. 11:00 A.M. – All media had been requested by the organizers to clear the court so we could witness Team World practice for the night’s event. Even though I got a very short answer from Simmons, I still observed him. Watching him dribble the ball up the floor and make long strides to the basket for dunks was a sight to behold. He could even knock down three-pointers. 11:45 A.M. – It was now the turn of Team U.S. to take the floor for practice. Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum looked like they could be the best players on the squad but I was particularly looking at Young and his ability to shoot the ball and handle it exceptionally well. Kuzma was also taking every drill seriously. Just like he would the Rising Stars. 1:06 P.M. – After gathering content, TJ and I decided to have a late lunch at Denny’s. We looked at the schedule and realized that our next activity would not be happening until nine in the evening. More time to sleep, I thought. 2:23 P.M. – TJ dropped me and our luggage off at Springhill Suites, our hotel for the next three days. He left me there to check-in while he returned the rental car to the airport. But, as I went to the counter, I was told by the front desk that our room would not be available until 3:00 P.M.. That’s when I decided to look around. 2:45 P.M. – I went to the Hornets Fan Shop to look at the NBA All-Star merchandise and saw an interesting selection of hats, jerseys and all kinds of memorabilia. And then, I noticed a man carrying a box which contained a pair of Nike Adapt BBs, the shoes I tested last month in New York. I asked him where he got them and told me to check out the “Jordan pop-up shop” across the Spectrum Center. 2:55 P.M. – While walking on the street, I saw a long line outside a building. It turns out, this was where that man got his Nike Adapt BBs. It was a Foot Locker – House of Hoops pop-up shop which sold various sneakers that were scheduled to be released specifically during the NBA All-Star weekend. Because of my unforgettable experience in Manhattan, I decided to join the line for a chance to get my own pair of the most futuristic basketball shoes Nike has ever made. Thankfully, I was given a wristband with a number, allowing me to leave the line to check into the hotel. 3:15 P.M. – I checked into our hotel room and felt thankful that it had such a great location. Springhill Suites was right across the Spectrum Center, the venue of NBA All-Star weekend and of course, just down the block from the pop-up shop. As soon as TJ arrived, I left to resume my quest to buy the shoes. 4:46 P.M. – Finally, I was a proud owner of my very own Nike Adapt BB. I felt like my trip to the New York was given more meaning now. Also, I felt like this was one of the reasons my journey has taken me to Charlotte. But, there was still more work to be done. 8:30 P.M. – Less than an hour before tip-off of the Rising Stars game, TJ and I did a Facebook Live discussion right outside the Spectrum Center to update fans back at home about what has happened so far at the All-Star event and what we should look forward to. 8:55 P.M. – We couldn’t believe it. Our assigned seats were located high up in the bleachers. On the very last row. I was breathing heavily after making the climb up the arena. All of a sudden, the players looked more like ants compared to the giants that they were during our morning sessions with them. 10:54 P.M. – Team U.S. defeated Team World behind the 35 points and 6 rebounds of Kuzma, who was named MVP of the Rising Stars. Kuzma was also one of the easiest players to talk to among his peers. 11:05 P.M. – Just when I thought we were given a lot of access to the players, we were given more. There was another media session which commenced right after the game! 12:11 A.M. – Another thing the NBA is very generous with is food. TJ and I ended our long day at a restaurant and bar that the league booked for us international journalists. As we chomped down our food, we talked about how the NBA All-Star weekend would take a lot of our time from us, including our sleeping hours. TJ has been covering this annual event since 2011. He’s used to the grueling schedule. Me, I’m just soaking it all in. I have a few hours left before I have to get up and work again. As always, I’m going to try to have as much fun as possible. After all, it’s the NBA All-Star. It’s supposed to be fun......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 16th, 2019Related News

LOOK: Centuries-old Indian pole wrestling goes global

MUMBAI, India --- Is it gymnastics? Is it yoga? Is it even a sport? Picture a person climbing a coconut tree. Now imagine the person twisting, turning, rotating and practicing yoga postures, all while firmly gripping the tree with the thighs. Mallakhamb is this and more. Mallakhamb is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India, and its name comes from the words malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole. Now after centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship this weekend in the capital of the western Indian state of Maharashtra, where it first originated. Like yoga, the time ...Keep on reading: LOOK: Centuries-old Indian pole wrestling goes global.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 15th, 2019Related News
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A ‘Medalya ng Papuri’ for cop in ‘taho’ scandal: Laudable or whimsical?

Filipinos weighed in on the meaning of the Commendation Medal that was given to Police Officer 1 William Cristobal after a Chinese student threw a cup of “taho” or soybean curd drink at him at the Metro Rail Transit’s Boni Avenue Station. Philippine National Police Director General Oscar Albayalde on February 11, Monday conferred Cristobal […] The post A ‘Medalya ng Papuri’ for cop in ‘taho’ scandal: Laudable or whimsical? appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopFeb 12th, 2019Related News

Trump defends ‘executive time’ after schedule leak

WASHINGTON, United States -- Donald Trump pushed back Sunday at the suggestion he spends much of his work day taking it easy, as the White House kept up the hunt for the person behind an embarrassing leak of the president's schedule. According to details published last week by Axios, 60 percent of Trump's work life is categorized as "executive time," meaning unstructured time to make phone calls, read newspapers, tweet and watch television. Seeking to set the record straight, the president said such free time should be viewed as "positive, not negative." "When the term Executive Time is used, I am generally working, not relaxing," Trump tweeted. "In fact, I probably work mor...Keep on reading: Trump defends ‘executive time’ after schedule leak.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 10th, 2019Related News

‘Mama won’t let me’

There was a time when living at “home,” meaning with your parents, was free. But for many millennial workers or employees, such perks are no longer as attractive if it means daily commutes of two to four hours a day, costly transportation fares or gas prices not to mention exorbitant parking fees and the biggest trade off, not getting enough real rest at the end of the day......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 31st, 2019Related News

Duterte to lead launch of admin’s mixed senatorial slate

President Duterte will be leading the campaign kick-off for a mixed slate of senatorial candidates under the “Du it!” label in a bid to accommodate well-meaning supporters who have been seeking his endorsement for the 2019 midterm elections......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 30th, 2019Related News

Cheat Sheet: How To Fully Embrace Your Inner K-Pop Fanboy

Here's to succumbing to the stan life!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleJan 30th, 2019Related News
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Recto opposes plan to raise road user’s tax

Administration officials are pushing for Congress to increase the road user's tax, according to Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, who opposes the plan.   Recto said the impending abolition of the Road Board, which administers the tax, or Motor Vehicle User's Charge (MVUC), should not tempt the officials to call for a fee increase.   One proposal, he said, "indexes MVUC to inflation, meaning it will be raised based on the inflation rates through the years."   Another proposal is for the road user's tax to be increased by 50 percent or 100 percent, he added.   "The Road Board has ended. But raising car registration fees should not be its ...Keep on reading: Recto opposes plan to raise road user’s tax.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 24th, 2019Related News

RJ softens stance on common tower issue

Presidential adviser Ramon Jacinto softened his stance on Thursday and said he was open to allowing more tower companies to join a government-initiated effort to increase the number of cell sites in the Philippines.   Jacinto told reporters on the sidelines of a Senate hearing that he was open to increasing the previous limit of two tower companies to as many as four operators.   The previous cap was questioned by senators, the Philippine Competition Commission and even the Department of Information and Communications Technology, which would ultimately implement the initiative known as the common tower policy.   Previously, Jacinto maintained a tough stan...Keep on reading: RJ softens stance on common tower issue.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 24th, 2019Related News

The Heat leader: Spoelstra passes Riley on Miami games list

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Erik Spoelstra still vividly remembers getting a short speech from his father, a sage piece of advice that came about a year into his time in the employ of the Miami Heat. “Don’t screw it up,” Jon Spoelstra said. Almost 25 years later, the mantra still applies. Erik Spoelstra coached his 850th game for the Heat on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time), passing team president and Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley for the most in franchise history. Spoelstra is only the 13th person to coach at least 850 games with one NBA franchise; it’s happened 14 times overall, with Don Nelson reaching that threshold with both Milwaukee and Golden State during his career. “My dad had been fired from a couple of different places and he knew the real NBA,” Spoelstra said. “He was saying it almost as such an exaggeration ... just find a way to hang on with this guy, this Hall of Famer. And I guess the lesson to that is, I’m still just trying to hang on, trying to work for him for as long as I possibly can.” New Orleans’ Alvin Gentry will coach his 1,000th career game Thursday (Friday, PHL time) when the Pelicans visit Oklahoma City, making him the 31st NBA coach to hit that milestone. Unless either Scott Skiles or Stan Van Gundy returns to an NBA sideline beforehand — they’ve coached 958 and 907 games, respectively — Spoelstra could be the next coach to join the 1,000-game club, sometime around the midpoint of the 2020-21 season. Heat guard Dwyane Wade has spent virtually his entire career around Spoelstra, who was an assistant under Riley until moving into the top spot for the 2008-09 season. That means he’s heard just about every quote Spoelstra has to offer over and over and over again, lines about “identity” and “competition” and insisting that in any circumstance “we have enough.” It took Wade a long time to understand why Spoelstra’s message rarely deviates from one year to the next. “He’s consistent,” Wade said. “If you’re a parent, you understand that my kids need consistency from me and my wife. They need routines, they need all these things. It’s the same thing. It’s a big day care that he has in that locker room and he’s consistent with his message and how we do things.” Among coaches with at least 10 years on the job, Spoelstra’s winning percentage — .595 — is eighth-best in NBA history. By the time this season ends, he should be in the top 30 for all-time wins. And he’s only 48, meaning his career might still have many, many more years left for him to add to his legacy. Plus, he realizes how fortunate he is to be in a place like Miami, where the leadership group led by Riley and managing general partner Micky Arison values stability. Among current NBA coaches, only San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich has been in his job longer than Spoelstra — who has seen 122 coaching changes in the league since Riley promoted him to the top spot on Miami’s staff. “This coaching profession is extremely dynamic,” Spoelstra said. “It’s complex and I’m very grateful to have this opportunity with such an incredible organization. You don’t have it in pro sports. That’s why I try to do my very best and try to grow and get better and reinvent every year because I don’t want to let them down.” That means he’s still listening to his dad’s suggestion, all these years later......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 24th, 2019Related News

House shifts gears: From ‘criminal’ to ‘social’ responsibility but term has another meaning

The House of Representatives changed its proposed minimum age for children considered criminally liable from 15 years old to 12 years old and changed the term “criminal responsibility” to “social responsibility.” The term “social responsibility,” however, refers to a different discipline or school of thought than what is being defined in the measure. The move […] The post House shifts gears: From ‘criminal’ to ‘social’ responsibility but term has another meaning appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJan 24th, 2019Related News

Poetry sales rise — thanks to millennials in search of meaning, clarity

Who says poetry is dead? It is pretty much alive and thriving --- in the United Kingdom, at least --- whose poetry sales hit a record 12 million (around $15 million or P827 million) in the past year. A total of 1.3 million poetry books were sold in 2018 alone, with two-thirds of its buyers younger than 34 years old, as per U.K. book sales monitor Nielsen BookScan via The Guardian on Jan. 21. It was also reported that girls and young women were poetry's biggest consumers, with 41 percent aged 13 to 22 years old. Rupi Kaur emerged as number one in the bestsellers list, as per the report, with almost 1 million of the sales coming just from her. Kaur, whose fame can be credited to her u...Keep on reading: Poetry sales rise — thanks to millennials in search of meaning, clarity.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 24th, 2019Related News

The story behind Louise delos Reyes’ tattoo

  Tattooed on actress Louise delos Reyes' left arm is the adage "This too shall pass." For Louise, it's a reminder of sorts that she was able to get up and trudge through a rough patch. "It's not just a design, but a symbol of what I have experienced. I have always loved that line since I was in grade school, but it took a different meaning now that I'm older," she said. After having what she described as a "complicated relationship" with Hale lead vocalist Champ Lui Pio, Louise is now dating a businessman, who "brings out the best in her." "There's pure joy," Louise said. "I guess it's true when they say that there's always someone waiting for you." Though her no...Keep on reading: The story behind Louise delos Reyes’ tattoo.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 22nd, 2019Related News

What’s the Best Fixed Rate for Your Mortgage?

When looking at getting a mortgage, one of the best options is going to be a fixed rate mortgage, or an FRM. A fixed rate mortgage is a mortgage with an interest rate that remains the same for the duration of the loan. Meaning that as time progresses, months, years, or even several years, the interest rate on your payment will never change. Sounds pretty good right? Fannie Mae No, not your weird aunt. Fannie Mae is the more commonly used moniker for the Federal National Mortgage Association. In the 90's Fannie was one of the most powerful and most profitable companies in the world, But despite the impressive reputation of this powerhouse company, a lot of people feel that Fannie Mae pl...Keep on reading: What’s the Best Fixed Rate for Your Mortgage?.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 22nd, 2019Related News

Join the Revelry at Dinagyang Festival 2019: Get in on the fun and discover the best of Iloilo at 'GlobeDinagyang!

Hala Bira! Iloilo is ready to get its party on at the annual Dinagyang Festival. From tribal dance competitions to colorful street parties and grand fireworks displays, Dinagyang definitely lives up to its meaning (“revelry” in the Ilonggo dialect). To make it even more exciting, Globe Telecom joins in on the fun with an exciting […] The post Join the Revelry at Dinagyang Festival 2019: Get in on the fun and discover the best of Iloilo at #GlobeDinagyang! appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2019Related News