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Ilocos Sur celebrates 158th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal

VIGAN CITY, June 21 (PIA) - Ilocos Sur not only celebrates the heroism of the country's national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal on June 30, a national non-working holiday honoring his death, but also on J.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 22nd, 2019Related News

World Cup s top teams enter knockout stage on a roll

By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press While it may be tempting to look ahead to the quarterfinals and a possible clash with France, the defending champion U.S. has thrived at the Women's World Cup by keeping its focus on the present. The Americans will face Spain in the round of 16 on Monday in Reims as the tournament enters the win-or-go-home phase. Games begin Saturday with Germany facing Nigeria in Grenoble followed by Norway's match against Australia. The U.S. had emphatic wins in the group stage, routing Thailand 13-0 in the opener before more clinical victories over Chile and Sweden. The team had three shutouts while also collecting a World Cup group-stage record 18 goals. Coach Jill Ellis said the three-time World Cup champions accomplished their early-round goals. "When you come out of the group stage, a lot of what we talk about is mentality and being healthy," she said. "I think they're in a really good place." The United States has performed largely as expected in France, though the team faced criticism after the game against Thailand for celebrating every goal. The Americans set World Cup records for most goals and margin of victory in the game. The team toned it down against Chile. Ellis made seven lineup changes to keep her team fresh and Carli Lloyd — the hat trick hero of the World Cup final four years ago in Canada — scored a pair of goals. Facing their toughest challenge of the group in ninth-ranked Sweden, the United States pounced early with Lindsey Horan's goal within the first three minutes and emerged with a 2-0 victory on Thursday night. Spain, ranked No. 13, finished second in its group to reach the knockout stage for the first time. If the top-ranked Americans can defeat La Roja, they could possibly face No. 4 France in Paris next Friday. They could potentially face No. 3 England in the semifinals before getting a shot at defending their title. The United States, France, England, Germany and the Netherlands all won their first three games in France. Like the Americans, Germany did not concede a goal. MAKING A STAND: France, vying to become the first country to simultaneously hold the men's and women's World Cup titles, faces Brazil in Le Havre on Sunday. They'll face determined Brazilian star Marta, who comes into the game with a World Cup record 17 goals but no title in a major tournament. She surpassed Germany's Miroslav Klose for the record on a penalty kick during the team's 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday. She celebrated by kissing her cleats, which in France have sported a blue and pink symbol for equality. She is currently without a shoe sponsor because she claims the men's contracts are unequal to the women's. "This record doesn't belong to me, it belongs to all of us," she said after the game. "I share it with anyone fighting for more equality." The World Cup in France comes at a time when female players worldwide are fighting for better playing conditions, treatment and pay. Ada Hegerberg, the first female Ballon d'Or winner, is not playing for Norway. She stepped away from the team over what she has characterized as the federation's lack of respect for the women's team. The U.S. women's team filed a lawsuit back home earlier this year that accuses its federation of gender discrimination and seeks equitable pay to the men's team. GOLDEN BOOT: American Alex Morgan and Australian Sam Kerr both have five goals to lead the tournament field. Morgan matched a U.S. record by scoring five goals in the team's big win over Thailand. Kerr got four in Australia's final group match, a 4-1 victory over Jamaica. It was the most goals for an Australian — male or female — in a World Cup game, and the final goal ensured the Matildas finished second in their group to avoid France in the round of 16. "At the time I didn't know how important it is, but we knew every goal would count," she said, adding with a smile: "I actually wanted more after that, being my selfish self." EDGING CLOSER: Christine Sinclair scored her 182nd career goal for Canada in a 2-1 loss to the Netherlands on Thursday. She also became the second player to score in five straight World Cups, joining Marta. Sinclair is now just two goals away from matching the international record set by former U.S. forward Abby Wambach. Canada plays Sweden on Monday in Paris. The Swedes rested many players in their match against the United States, with an eye toward the next round. THE REST: Looking ahead, England faces Cameroon in Valenciennes on Sunday. Italy and China meet in Montpellier on Tuesday, followed by the Netherlands and Japan in Rennes......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 22nd, 2019Related News

In Focus: Like Anita Linda And Lilia Cuntapay, Eddie Garcia Rose As A Pinoy Indie Hero

Manoy graced the mainstream scene, but his contributions in the independent film industry are likewise memorable and will always be close to our hearts.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleJun 21st, 2019Related News

Ilocos Sur celebrates 158th birth anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal

VIGAN CITY, June 21 (PIA) - Ilocos Sur not only celebrates the heroism of the country's national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal on June 30, a national non-working holiday honoring his death, but also on J.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJun 21st, 2019Related News

PDEA Hands Over 13 Retired Hero Dogs to Adopters

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) handed over its 16 retired Narcotic Detection Dogs (NDDs), or K9s, to their adopters today (Friday, May 31, 2019) in a ceremony held at the PDEA K9 Unit facility in Sitio Lambakin, Barangay Sto. Cristo, City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino said […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2019Related News

Rizal is not a national hero Filipinos believed he was

The country celebrates the 158th birth anniversary of Jose Rizal, considered as one of the greatest heroes of the nation, today, June 19, 2019......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2019Related News

Google Marks Jose Rizal’s 158th Birth Anniversary with Special Doodle

Google celebrates the 158th birth anniversary of Filipino hero, and acclaimed author and physician Jose Rizal with a Doodle featuring his words that inspired the Philippine national movement. The Doodle also depicts a quill pen, a powerful tool that Rizal used in his works and writings as he fought for the freedom of the Filipinos. […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2019Related News

Google doodles Rizal on 158th birth anniversary

TO mark the 158th birth anniversary of Filipino hero, and acclaimed author and physician Jose Rizal this Wednesday, Google doodled his words that inspired the Philippine national movement. The doodle…READ The post Google doodles Rizal on 158th birth anniversary appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2019Related News

LOOK: Jose Rizal as Google Doodle for 158th birth anniversary

  MANILA, Philippines – A week after Independence Day, the Philippines celebrates another important day: national hero Jose Rizal's birthday.  The Filipino author and physician celebrates his 158th birth anniversary this year, and Google is marking the occasion with a Doodle for the first time.  In the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 18th, 2019Related News

Aston Palicte unfazed by hype

Aston Palicte knows he’s up against a hometown legend trying to become Japan’s first-ever world champion in four divisions but fighting a local hero on hostile territory is no issue with the long-limbed Bago City power puncher who takes on Kazuto Ioka for the vacant WBO superflyweight title at the 9,000-seat Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba City, a 45-minute train ride from Tokyo, tomorrow night......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJun 18th, 2019Related News

Lloyd, a World Cup starter again, scores 2 as US beats Chile

By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd wasn't thrilled to open the Women's World Cup on the bench for the United States. She accepted the role, but made no secret she wanted to start. When the call came Sunday, Lloyd made it count with a pair of goals to lead the defending champions to a 3-0 victory over Chile. The win pushed the United States into the round of 16. Lloyd was the hero of the World Cup in Canada four years ago when she scored three goals in the final against Japan that gave the Americans their third World Cup title. But she was on the bench when the U.S. opened the tournament, even though she scored later as a substitute in the 13-0 victory over Thailand. "I know that my ability is there, I know this is my best version of me. I've just got to go out there and prove it," she said. "Whether that's coming off the bench and making an impact, whether that's starting and getting the opportunity, which I'm grateful for, I'm just trying to make the most of it. I want to win." Lloyd became the first player to score in six straight World Cup matches with her goal in the 11th minute. She added another on a header off a corner in the 35th for her 10th career World Cup goal, which moved her into third on the U.S. list behind Abby Wambach (14) and Michelle Akers (12). At 36, she became the oldest player to have a multi-goal game in the tournament. She nearly got another hat trick — which would have made her the first player with two in the World Cup — but her penalty kick in the 81st minute went wide left. "It's haunting me right now," Lloyd said. "Wasn't good enough." The score could have been worse for Chile without unshakable goalkeeper Christiane Endler, who finished with six saves and fended off a flurry of U.S. shots in the second half. Endler was named player of the match. "I love the balls coming towards me and being able to showcase my skills," she said through a translator. "Obviously it's difficult to maintain concentration. I think in the first half it was difficult for me to get into the game. I think the second half went better for me and in general for the team." The victory over Chile was more subdued than the U.S. team's record-breaking rout of Thailand. The Americans celebrated every goal even after the win was well in hand, and the display offended many who thought the champions should have shown more class. The controversy clouded the run-up to the match against Chile. Several of the American players reached out to their Thai counterparts following the match. Lloyd exchanged encouraging words and tweets with goalkeeper Sukanya Chor Charoenying, and FIFA posted an interview with Thailand's coach thanking the U.S. players for being professional and playing well. After such a rout, Jill Ellis made sweeping changes to the starting lineup against Chile, including a new front line with Lloyd, Christen Press and Mallory Pugh. Alex Morgan was moved to the bench along with Megan Rapinoe and Tobin Heath. Becky Sauerbrunn, who sat out the match against Thailand because of a minor quad injury, returned and anchored a backline that included 20-year-old Tierna Davidson, who was making her World Cup debut. Davidson is the youngest player to start for the United States in a World Cup since Tiffany Roberts against Norway in 1995. Chile made just one lineup change, starting midfielder Claudia Soto in place of Yanara Aedo. Chile lost its opener to Sweden 2-0, but Endler was solid in that game, too, keeping the Swedes out of the goal until 83rd minute. The second goal got past the 6-footer in stoppage time. Julie Ertz scored in the 26th minute with a header off a corner kick from Davidson that Endler got her hands on but couldn't stop. It was Ertz's first World Cup goal and came with her husband Zach Ertz, a tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles, looking on. Endler denied Lloyd another chance at the hat trick when she tipped the U.S. captain's shot over the net in the 72nd minute. Sweden also advanced out of Group F with a victory 5-1 victory over Thailand earlier Sunday in Nice. Japan, playing in Group D with England, also went through to the knockout stage because both the United States and Sweden won. Former Vice President Joe Biden was among the U.S. team's well-wishers before the sold-out game at Parc des Princes stadium. Biden, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, referenced the team's lawsuit against U.S. Soccer alleging gender discrimination and seeking equitable pay. "As we cheer them on in the World Cup, we must support their fight off the field for equal pay. In 2019, it's past time we close the pay gap and ensure women get paid as much as men," Biden tweeted. U.S. soccer maintains the two teams have different pay structures because of separate collective bargaining agreements. But for now, the players are concentrating on France and bringing home a fourth World Cup championship. The United States plays Sweden on Thursday to wrap up the group stage. It is the first meeting between the two teams since Sweden ousted the Americans from the quarterfinals at the 2016 Olympics. Chile wraps up the group with a match against Thailand on Thursday......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 17th, 2019Related News

Blogger na nang-intriga sa mga Pinoy fisherman sinermunan ni Ethel Booba

COMEDIENNE Ethel Booba took a clear swipe at a blogger named Sasot for casting doubt sa mga Vietnamese fishermen na tumulong sa Pinoy na mangingisda matapos itong banggain ng isang Chinese vessel. “You don’t have to go down in history as a clam defender, you can go down as a hero. A hero who defended […] The post Blogger na nang-intriga sa mga Pinoy fisherman sinermunan ni Ethel Booba appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 15th, 2019Related News

Briones encourages teachers to emphasize local heroes in history, social studies lessons

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines —Every town has a hero who fought for freedom. Amid the celebration of the country’s 121st Independence Day, Education Secretary Leonor Briones urged teachers to emphasize the integration of local history in social sciences discussion. Briones said students must learn to recognize the local leaders that revolted against the three sets of […] The post Briones encourages teachers to emphasize local heroes in history, social studies lessons appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 12th, 2019Related News

Dragon Quest’s Hero and Banjo-Kazooie joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster

MANILA, Philippines – The roster of fighters for Nintendo’s popular crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just got even bigger with the addition of The Hero from Dragon Quest and Banjo-Kazooie. Both fighters were revealed as the next DLC characters at Nintendo Direct on Tuesday, June 11 (June 12, Manila ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 11th, 2019Related News

Godzilla from radioactive colossus to unlikely climate hero

LONDON — Ever since Godzilla first rampaged across cinema screens 65 years ago, film critics have seen the reptilian anti-hero as a symbol of the fears gnawing away in the deepest recesses of moviegoers’ minds......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsJun 6th, 2019Related News

Michael Fassbender and Fellow Mutants Face Greatest Threat in “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”

The emotional story of a divided hero, a divided family and a divided world, X-MEN: DARK PHOENIX stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp and Jessica Chastain. The film was written and directed by Simon Kinberg and produced by Simon Kinberg, p.g.a., Hutch Parker, p.g.a., Lauren Shuler […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsMay 30th, 2019Related News

Cech retires, beaten by the team he helped build

By James Ellingworth, Associated Press BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — As Eden Hazard celebrated in a huddle with his Chelsea teammates, Petr Cech stood to one side, staring straight ahead. The last time Hazard and Cech played a Europa League final six years before, they won the trophy for Chelsea. On Wednesday, Hazard had just scored Chelsea's fourth goal, this time against Cech who was playing for Arsenal. One of the greatest goalkeepers of his generation, the 37-year-old Cech had what seemed the ideal stage for his last game before retirement — a European final against the team where he had his greatest success. Instead, he was on the wrong end of a 4-1 loss, which wasn't the way he wanted to go. But Cech said he was still proud after a string of saves to keep Chelsea from an even bigger margin of victory. "I had to perform," he told British broadcaster BT Sport. "I have to say I've done everything so I can look back and have no regrets about today — apart from the fact that we worked so hard during the whole year and in the end we have nothing." The four goals Cech conceded were the most for a goalkeeper in a Europa League final since Sevilla scored four against Middlesbrough's Mark Schwarzer in 2006. Cech could have missed the game altogether. Amid speculation he is due to take up a role as sporting director at Chelsea in the summer — something he hasn't denied — some coaches would have wanted to avoid any hint of a conflict of interest. Not Arsenal's Unai Emery, even though Cech had been the backup to Bernd Leno for most games this season. Still under contract with Arsenal, Cech wouldn't comment on his future. "I wanted to lift the trophy and then sit down and think. Until the 30th of June I'm still an Arsenal player," he said. "So obviously until that point I won't decide on anything." Cech's career was almost very different. Back in 2006, when he collided with Reading's Stephen Hunt and received a serious head injury, it seemed doubtful he would ever play again. But with two metal plates inserted into his skull, and the rugby-style headgear which he's worn ever since, Cech was back on the field three months later. Cech retires a hero not only for Chelsea, where he won the Premier League four times and the Champions League once, but for his native Czech Republic. "I'd like to thank Petr for everything he has done for Czech football," Czech national team coach Jaroslav Silhavy told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "His 124 international games clearly prove how important he was for the national team. And he proved his top class in England. I'm really glad that I had a chance to cooperate with him briefly. And at the same time I'd like to wish him the best for his next career, whatever it is." ___ Karel Janicek in Prague contributed to this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 30th, 2019Related News

Paddy fields of dreams- the Myanmar teen making way in women s football - Inquirer Sports

Myanmar U19 striker San Thaw Thaw fled from her familys paddy fields to follow her footballing dreams, inspired by her girlhood hero Wayne Rooney. One of five daughters, the 18-year-old grew up in Nya.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 27th, 2019Related News

Kotse bumangga sa poste… 5 sugatan, driver inaresto sa baril

ISINUGOD sa Sta. Cruz Hospital ang limang pasa­hero ng kotseng bumangga sa isang poste sa National Highway, Barangay Lewin, sa bayan ng Lum­ban, lalawigan ng Laguna nitong nakaraang linggo. Sa ulat ng pulisya, kinilala ang mga sakay ng kotseng Honda Civic na alabaster silver, may plakang ZLT394, na sina Reymond Baldemora alyas Boss Jandy, 36 ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesMay 20th, 2019Related News

Comment on Are you one of us? by atty. perla garganera-gauzon

I do not buy the rationale that our choice was not based on who was the best but we chose ourselves. if this were so, then why do we still have to teach our youth of voting age how to vote and whom to vote among the many candidates? it is about time that we seriously take elections as our INDEPENDENT AND FREE CHOICE rather than on others reasons like allowing to buy our vote among other reasons!! where is the independent and free choice if the vote has already been bought?! remember what Rizal wisely observed? there can be no masters where there are no slaves. aptly put, if voters succumb to money as their "master" naturally, they no longer are free but become "slaves." our national hero, Jose rizal uttered these words way back in the 19th century. imagine, two centuries had passed, yet, we filipinos still abide to this false way of voting. what good is the constitutional mandate of "sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them" if we, the people simply throw away our power to elect qualified candidates to elective positions? I, personally, think that, the department of education should revise its curriculum to include voters education as part of its civics curriculum from grade 10 through grade 12! armed with such knowledge, these students' minds would start absorbing the value of their vote, thus motivating them to vote and to elect candidates who are honest and their integrity intact. the Philippines cannot continue to proudly proclaim to the world that she is an independent, free and democratic country when she can't even have a free and honest elections!!.....»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsMay 19th, 2019Related News