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Beyoncé, Jay-Z appear at City of Hope cancer charity event

SANTA MONICA, California --- Beyonce paid homage to a high-profile music executive being honored at a charity event to raise money for cancer research. The singer's vocals soared as she performed three ballads including her 2009 smash hit "Halo" and "Ava Maria" after saluting the character of Warner/Chappell Music Publishing CEO Jon Platt at the City of Hope gala near Los Angeles on Thursday night. She took the stage following her husband, Jay Z, who presented Platt with the Spirit of Life award during a charity event that raised more than $6 million (around P325 million). "Most people lead with their ego, but you lead with your heart," Beyonce said Platt, who will soon be leav...Keep on reading: Beyoncé, Jay-Z appear at City of Hope cancer charity event.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 13th, 2018Related News

The Future of UST Beach Volleyball Blove Barbon and Jaron Requinton

University of Santo Tomas fielded a super senior-rookie tandem both in the women’s and men’s divisions of the UAAP Season 81 Beach Volleyball Tournament. That decision led to two championships, two MVPs, and two Rookies of the Year. Newbie Blove Barbon partnered up with the graduating Sisi Rondina, who played her fifth and final year on the sands. The rookie was nothing but honored to have partnered up with arguably the G.O.A.T (Greatest of All-Time) of Philippine beach volleyball in her first year playing the sport. She expressed that she was up to the challenge of teaming up with a player as intense as Rondina – an athlete who expects every teammate to go as hard as her. “Tinake ko lang po sya as a motivation kasi yun po yung way ni Ate Si na parang [gumaling] po yung sarili natin. ‘Di naman lahat ng naka-partner ni Ate Si, tumagal sa kanya. Pero para po sa akin, yun po yung ginawa kong motivation para lumaban ng lumaban,” she said after being awarded the Season 81 Rookie of the Year. The bubbly yet shy girl from Bukidnon showed immense improvement from Day 1 to the Finals. Seven game days after, her initial careless errors in the eliminations transformed to mature and smart ball placing. Barbon can’t help but feel regretful that this was her first and last time to play with Rondina. If she were to choose, she would partner with her over and over again. “Syempre, sino ba namang hindi gusto maging ka-partner si Ate Sisi. Diba? Nakita naman natin yung laro niya, di basta basta, siya po yung [pinakamagaling] sa beach volley,” she said with a giddy smile. “Halo halong saya po saka lungkot kasi yun nga po yun na yung last playing year ni Ate Si so next year iba na po makakapartner ko,” she said as she reflected on helping Rondina get the good exit she wanted. As for Rondina, she expressed confidence on leaving UST’s beach volleyball program, an arena she loved so much, to her young yet promising Padawan. “Si Babylove naman sinasabi ko sa kaniya na for her to get these awards, ang naging sangkap sa mga ganito is hard work. Commit kung saan ka naka-commit, wag kang masilaw sa pagiging sikat,” said Rondina. “May potential talaga siya. Sana madala niya 'yung attitude ko towards the game and towards training,” added the four-time MVP. Barbon is shy and still not accustomed to the attention one receives after a championship and a Rookie of the Year award. When reporters got a hold of her, she even joked around asking if someone else can substitute for her. “Pwede bang sub? Sub?” she quipped. With Rondina graduating, Barbon is left with the responsibility of preserving the elite status of UST in beach volleyball. When asked about it, Barbon has this to say. “Sobrang bigat po kasi lahat po kasi baguhan eh. Wala na pong senior na magdadala sa amin. Pero try po namin kung ano yung ginagawa ni Ate Si ngayon,” she said. “Gagawin namin para sa school,” the rookie said. Saying that she will do everything for UST, a sentiment Rondina has always preached, just goes to show that aside from volleyball smarts, she also picked up a rhetoric of her Ate. As for the men’s division, it was Jaron Requinton who had the honor of learning from veteran Krung Arbasto. Just like the women’s, the super senior-rookie tandem brought UST another gold. Requinton’s court presence is beyond his years. For most of the season, opponents always avoid letting the much more experienced Arbasto get the kill. With that, the spiking burden has been mostly on the young Requinton but the rookie was up to the challenge. He held a solid account of himself drilling down balls and blocking attacks as if this was not his first time in the UAAP. To make things more entertaining, he paired his volleyball skills with spunky antics on the sands. This is why no one was surprised when his name was called as the Season 81 Rookie of the Year. “Ito po siguro yung araw na di ko malilimutan as rookie kasi kahit natalo po kami sa eliminations ng FEU, natalo naman po namin sila sa championships. Goal ko po yun. Super salamat po talaga,” said Requinton. In contrast to Barbon’s timidity, Requinton has a confident aura around him. Whether he is playing on the sands or talking to reporters, he always seems to show no hint of intimidation. In his first rivalry game during the eliminations against National University, the lone rookie on the court joined the veterans in the tongue wagging and the arm flexing. Requinton showed all season long that he may be young but he is the real deal. “Siguro po yung hugot ko lang po [para sa confidence ko] ay sa hard training po namin, sa mga pinagdaanan po namin, sa struggles, sa away-bati,” he explained. In the end, just like Barbon, he was able to roll out the red carpet for Arbasto as he exited UAAP beach volleyball.  “Sobrang saya po kasi graduating po si Kuya Krung tapos nabigyan ko po siya ng magandang exit sa beach volley po,” Requinton expressed. Aside from bringing the trophy back to Espana, the rookie is also now responsible of continuing the steady stride of UST’s beach volleyball program. Arbasto expressed full confidence on his apprentice. “Si Jaron, matibay siya. May dedication talaga sya sa beach volley na buong puso naglalaro. Di bumibitaw sa kahit ano mang laban,” said Arbasto who was hailed as the Season 81 MVP. “Kahit na pinapagalitan ko yan, wala, tiyaga pa rin siya,” he added. When asked about the passing of the torch, Requinton embraces the responsibility with open arms. “Ireready ko po sarili ko kasi ayoko po magulat so ready lang po, kasi marami naman po kami. Di ko rin po alam mangyayari sa akin,” he said. This is the inevitable progression of college sports. When great players graduate, programs scramble trying to look for someone to replace them. But as for UST, they can breathe easily knowing that their beach volleyball program is now in the good and promising hands of Barbon and Requinton......»»

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

Battalions of holy Filipino bishops, priests, seminarians

  It's Divine Providence that the first Filipino canonized saints were laymen: Lorenzo Ruiz and Pedro Calungsod. It's Divine Providence because it teaches us that the road to sanctity is doing ordinary duties extraordinarily well.   It's Divine Providence because it tells us that you don't need to be an ordained clergy in order to merit an official halo from the Vatican and that it's not a prerequisite to be a world-famous pontiff like John Paul II, a founder like Monsignor Josemaria Escriva, or a legendary nun like Mother Teresa of Calcutta to be a saint.   Very few are officially canonized and beatified after a long, expensive, and tedious processes. N...Keep on reading: Battalions of holy Filipino bishops, priests, seminarians.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 5th, 2018Related News

Versatile jewelry

DURING a late-night drizzle in August last year, a young woman named Chynna Gonzalez stubbed out her cigarette to show me her earring. It was a turquoise stud with a halo of clear stones, and a dangler below it. She took it apart, and demonstrated how the earring could be broken apart of wear as a stud earring -- with or without a halo -- or the stud and the dangler without the halo. When asked where she bought it, she said, she made it herself. My ears immediately perked up at the thought of discovering a new jewelry designer. She told me to wait and see where the earrings would take her. The post Versatile jewelry appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceSep 24th, 2018Related News

From the Bay to the PH: Stephen Curry s Manila Tour

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry made good on a promise he made to Filipinos three years ago -- to return to Manila.  Stephen’s game-breaking approach to basketball has scored him legions of adoring Filipino fans and followers from all around the globe who revel in every deep 3, every slippery drive to the rim, every sneaky steal.  His popularity has transcended borders, languages and cultures, and nowhere was that more evident than in Manila. Stephen’s first day began with a more than two hour on court workout with his trainer Brandon Payne. From shooting to speed and agility drills, Curry put in off season work as he continues to prepare for the upcoming NBA season. Steph Curry early practice in Manila ! pic.twitter.com/gCYsttNQIa — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) September 7, 2018 Curry wasted no time in tasting the local cuisine, and he couldn't have started with anything better, as he tried out some halo-halo.  Curry tries halo halo pic.twitter.com/Nn6Nm6zdGE — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) September 7, 2018   A cold dessert that includes shaved ice, and various fruits such as shredded coconut, mangoes, jackfruit mixed with gelatin and milk. After touring a Jeepney, he traveled to Mall of Asia for the Under Armour Southeast Asia 3x3 Finals which saw he and his father, Dell Curry, on court for a shooting contest with other local fathers, sons and daughters. The competition was fierce but Dell and Stephen secured the win. From a press conference with journalists who came from all around Southeast Asia to cover the UA Brand House ribbon cutting to a skills competition shootout with his dad Dell, everywhere Stephen went in public, his Filipino fans followed in lockstep, fascinated by the presence of the two-time MVP and three-time World Champion. The fans weren’t the only ones awestruck - Stephen himself was blown away by the incredible landscape and cultural significance of the dense and bustling Manila.  Taking a quick tour of some city sights, Stephen then toured a Jeepney, the flamboyant WWII era truck that still can be found transporting residents throughout Manila. Curry capped off the day with a relaxing Filipino scalp massage at Titan and a visit to his shoe brand's main store. Before leaving the country, Curry dropped by the opening ceremony of UAAP season 81, where he led the legions of student-athletes in reciting the oath of sportsmanship. .@StephenCurry30 officially opens #UAAPSeason81! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/GhSKYky44j — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) September 8, 2018 After a busy three-day visit to Manila, much is left for the MVP's Asian Tour. Curry still has scheduled visits to Japan and China, among other Asian nations. .....»»

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

Steph Curry gets sweet Manila welcome, tries ‘halo halo’ – Manila Video

It’s always been customary for Filipinos to treat their visitors to their local food and there is nothing more quintessential than a bowl, or two, of halo-halo. Video and editing by RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net source link: Steph Curry gets sweet Manila welcome, tries ‘halo halo’ – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 7th, 2018Related News

Steph Curry gets sweet Manila welcome, tries halo-halo

It's always been customary for Filipinos to treat their visitors to their local food and there is nothing more quintessential than a bowl, or two, of halo-halo. The cold sweet treat composed o.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 7th, 2018Related News

Steph Curry gets sweet Manila welcome, tries ‘halo-halo’

  It's always been customary for Filipinos to treat their visitors to their local food and there is nothing more quintessential than a bowl, or two, of halo-halo. The cold sweet treat composed of shaved ice, milk, jelly, ice cream, purple yam, and various sweetened fruits is a dessert loved by many--- even NBA superstar Stephen Curry. Halo-halo was served to Curry after he finished his workout Friday at Shangri-La in Bonifacio Global City before his scheduled press conference. "I have a sweet tooth, and I like it a lot," said the NBA champion Curry is in the Philippines as part of his UnderArmour tour, where he is also launching a new colorway of Curry 5s in brigh...Keep on reading: Steph Curry gets sweet Manila welcome, tries ‘halo-halo’.....»»

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

Mang Inasal s ‘National Halo-Halo Sarap Day’ bags a PANAta Award

Mang Inasal was recently recognized by the Philippine Association of National Advertisers (PANA) for “championing responsible brand building” through the Mang Inasal “National Halo-Halo Sarap Day.”.....»»

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

Manny Pacquiao says players involved in Gilas-Australia FIBA brawl should apologize

Eight-division boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao is no stranger to throwing punches on the biggest stages in the world.  That is, after all, what made him a household name all over the world.  The thirteen players involved in the ugly brawl that ensued during the Gilas Pilipinas versus Australia FIBA World Cup Qualifiers match at the Philippine Arena however, had no business throwing hands at all.  The fight, which of course went viral within minutes of happening, left four Australians and nine Filipinos ejected from what was an otherwise non-bearing game.  Australia went on to win, 89-53, by default, and the FIBA will be reviewing the incident and most likely, sanctions will be handed out.  When asked about the fiasco, Pacquiao said that the players involved should have done a better job of keeping their emotions in check, especially the boys in blue, being that the Philippines was the host for the night.  "Para sa akin, tayo dapat ang mag-control sa sarili natin because tayo ang host eh." Pacquiao told ABS-CBN News' Dyan Castillejo. "Kumbaga, dapat ipakita natin yung magandang, yung passion natin para sa kanila, yung pag-papakumbaba natin para makita ng buong mundo na mapag-kumbaba tayo." Pacquiao, who once owned a team and even played in the PBA, added that while the mounting tension in a very physical contest was understandable, it should not have escalated the way it did.  Instead of jumping in the melee, the other players should have tried to pacify the situaiton.  "Hindi naman natin maiiwasan yung mga ganung pang-yayari pero, yung ibang mga sumali, naki-gulo, dapat hindi na nangyari yun. Dapat between them lang, yung naglalaro, yung dalawang players, ang pangyayari. Dapat ang away nila, awatin nila." "Nakakahiya kasi host tayo eh." Pacquiao continued.  Sen @mannypacquiao ‘s insight re AUS vs PH “ dapat tayo ang magcontrol dahil tayo ang host, dapat ipakita natin ang passion at pagpapakumbaba. hindi naman maiiwasan ang mga ganyang gulo. #FIBA #PacquiaoMatthysse pic.twitter.com/WFfVEAUHmJ — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) July 3, 2018 While many have their opinions on Pacquiao in and out of the ring, one thing that can be said about the "Pambansang Kamao" is that he's always been gracious, whether in victory or defeat.  The boxing Hall of Famer and Philippine senator agreed that the players who figured in the physicality should offer up an apology.  "Yung mga players na naki-halo sa gulo, especially yung mga nasa bench lang na humalo, naki-gulo, ganun dapat." "Ang gulo, madali pasukan, anytime, pwede ka mag-hanap ng gulo. Ang problema dun, yung record mo, yung panglan natin." Sen @mannypacquiao thinks that the players involved should apologize. He adds “ ang gulo anytime madali yang pasukan, anytime pwede ka maghanap ng gulo pero ang importante dun ah ang record, ang pangalan natin. #FIBAWCQ #FIBAWC #PacquiaoMatthysse pic.twitter.com/6vqMhHb707 — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) July 3, 2018 A day after the incident, players involved such as NBA player Thon Maker and Gilas stars Japeth Aguilar, Andray Blatche, and Gabe Norwood have also offered apologies for the mess.   .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 3rd, 2018Related News

Halo-halo republic

The Halo-halo stands out as the unique icon of Philippine food and culture. But who would imagine that the concept of Halo-halo would also represent the quality, variety and complexity of Philippine laws and ordinances......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 27th, 2018Related News

WATCH: 5 big Xbox exclusives from E3 2018

Microsoft's Xbox division delivered first looks at 'Halo Infinite', 'Forza Horizon 4', 'Gears 5', 'Crackdown 3' and a new map for 'PUBG' durin.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 13th, 2018Related News

Microsoft announces Halo Infinite with teaser trailer

This is a developing story. Please refresh this page for updates. MANILA, Philippines – Microsoft at its Xbox E3 2018 Briefing in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 10 (June 11, Manila time), announced Halo Infinite to open up its press conference. While only a teaser trailer was shown so far, we're ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 10th, 2018Related News

‘My next book is about rock n’ roll, drugs, sex’: A night with chef Nobu

  Coconut or Fiji water infused with fruits?" The dessert girl was asking us what kind of shaved ice we wanted in our Nobu Halo-Halo, a delightful concoction of mochi, red beans, white beans, jackfruit, green tea crunch, a Japanese take on leche flan, condensed milk and kuromitsu (literal translation: "black honey"). These are the choices you'd have to make at Nobu Manila, and, sometimes, the best choice is not to make one at all. We tried the halo-halo with coconut shaved ice and loved it. Then we tried the halo-halo with the fruity Fiji water (infused with strawberry, watermelon, orange, honeydew and another type of melon, we were told) and loved it even more. &...Keep on reading: ‘My next book is about rock n’ roll, drugs, sex’: A night with chef Nobu.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Apr 4th, 2018Related News

This Baguio hotel dares customers to try its halo-halo with sayote, squash - ABS-CBN News

This Baguio hotel dares customers to try its halo-halo with sayote, squash - ABS-CBN News.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsMar 30th, 2018Related News

FILIPINO DESSERTS! Foreigner tries Halo Halo Leche Flan and more! Manila the Philippines – Manila Video

FILIPINO DESSERTS! Foreigner tries Halo Halo Leche Flan and more! Manila the Philippines – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Mar 23rd, 2018Related News

Hello halo: Thong-like safety device divides F1

MELBOURNE, Australia – It's the most controversial Formula One introduction since the 2016 qualifying elimination clock, but unlike that ill-fated change the halo should last more than two races. The new cockpit head protection system, to give it its full name, is highly divisive: team principals, drivers and fans are split ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMar 20th, 2018Related News

HALO-HALO | Aside from U.N. expert, ‘terror’ list includes other rights defenders, even militiamen – Karapatan

The more than 600 persons listed in government’s petition to proscribe the Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army as “terrorist organizations” is a hodge-podge that includes not only actual and suspected rebels but also human rights experts and defenders and even members of a pro-government militia......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopMar 9th, 2018Related News

Michelle Obama Made a Valentine’s Day Playlist For Barack Obama

The Obamas are making headlines once again after they revealed their official portraits. For Valentine's Day the two had special greetings for one another which they shared on social media. Michelle Obama first posted a photo on Instagram that said, "Forever Mine. Michelle to Barack." She also shared a 44-song playlist with the message, "To celebrate the occasion, I'm dedicating a little Valentine's Day playlist to you!." The songs that made the list included "Endless Love" by Diana Ross, "Halo" by Beyonc, and "All of Me" by John Legend. You can listen to the full playlist here. A post shared by Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on Feb 14, 2018 at 8:19am PST Barack ...Keep on reading: Michelle Obama Made a Valentine’s Day Playlist For Barack Obama.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 15th, 2018Related News

18 downed by ‘halo-halo’

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines — Eighteen Moro villagers in Datu Paglas town were hospitalized Thursday after feasting on “halo-halo” prepared by a relative......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 6th, 2018Related News