Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are engaged

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are engaged.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 15th, 2019Related News

Katy Perry named Forbes highest-paid woman in music | Inquirer Entertainment

Katy Perry has topped Forbes' 2018 highest-paid women in music list. The pop star has earned an estimated $83 million between June 2017 to June 2018, largely because of her 80-date "Witness&.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 26th, 2018Related News

Josh Groban flattered to be Katy Perry’s ‘one that got away’

How does Josh Groban feel about being Katy Perry's "the one that got away"?   In a recent interview on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," the singer-theater actor was asked by a fan, via phone patch, about his reaction to Katy Perry's revelation last year that her hit "The One that Got Away" was actually inspired by him.   Josh admitted that they did date for a while in the past, but have since been good friends.   "We were both very private, and so we realized that we're better as friends. We have been very good friends to this day," he said, adding that Katy's revelation came as a surprise to him.   "I wasn't expecting that. That ...Keep on reading: Josh Groban flattered to be Katy Perry’s ‘one that got away’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 1st, 2018Related News

Duterte names new govt corporate counsel

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte appointed Elpidio Vega as the new government corporate counsel, replacing lawyer Rudolf Philip Jurado who was fired for allegedly granting a gambling franchise to the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco). Vega, the deputy government corporate counsel, was promoted by the President to the post vacated by Jurado, according to appointment [...] The post Duterte names new govt corporate counsel appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsOct 1st, 2018Related News

Duterte appoints Elpidio Vega as government corporate counsel

MANILA, Philippines – Deputy Government Corporate Counsel Elpidio Vega has been promoted by President Rodrigo Duterte and is now the new government corporate counsel, replacing the embattled Rudolf Jurado. The President signed Vega's appointment papers on September 27, but his appointment was announced on Monday, October 1. Before his promotion, Vega served ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 1st, 2018Related News

The British Open returns to the nasty links of Carnoustie

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press Carnoustie is known as much for the calamity it causes as the British Open champions it crowns. Any mention of Carnoustie immediately brings back that image of Jean Van de Velde, equal parts tragedy and comedy, standing in Barry Burn on the 18th hole with water up his shins and rising. He made triple bogey to lose a three-shot lead, and then completed as great a collapse as can be found in a major championship by losing in a three-man playoff in 1999. Just don't get the idea Van de Velde owns all the rights to bad endings at Carnoustie. Jose Jurado was the first victim. He had a three-shot lead going into the final round in 1931 and was still two shots clear late in the round until coming undone in the brutal closing stretch, topping one shot on the 17th hole into the burn. He lost out to Tommy Armour. More recently was Padraig Harrington , only it worked out well for him in 2007. Playing the 18th with a one-shot lead, the Irishman hit his tee shot into the Barry Burn. He took a penalty drop and then hit his next shot into the winding stream. Harrington managed the best double bogey of his life. It got him into a playoff when Sergio Garcia made bogey from the bunker, and Harrington went on to win his first major. Of the six previous Opens on these menacing links, Ben Hogan is the only winner to hold a 54-hole lead. For most everyone else, Carnoustie always seem to dish out its share of carnage. Rod Pampling once opened with a 71 and had the lead. He followed with an 86 and missed the cut. Phil Mickelson still hasn't seen a weekend at Carnoustie. Garcia made his major debut as a professional at Carnoustie. He shot 89. "That's a brutal course," Bernhard Langer said. He speaks from experience in 1999, when Langer had his third-highest score of the 23 Opens he completed. He shot 297, and he tied for 18th that week. The first time Tiger Woods went an entire round without a birdie in a major was in 1999 at Carnoustie. "I think I made one birdie on the weekend and I finished three or four back of the playoff," Woods said. "That was ridiculous how hard it was." One month after Shinnecock Hills was punishing as ever in the U.S. Open, golf's oldest championship doesn't figure to be much of a reprieve. Scotland has been going through a warm, dry patch of weather, which figures to make it firm and bouncy. Mickelson, who played Carnoustie a week before the Open, said it was unlikely he would even carry a driver. "I'm either going to carry a driver or that hot 3-wood, but there's only two or three holes — there's actually only two holes I plan on using it, both par 5s. I have a low 1-iron that I've been putting in the bag and ... it's very low. Gets on the ground quick. I'll hit that on probably the last ten holes, almost every hole." Carnoustie in any conditions is regarded as a beast, with a reputation as the toughest links in the world. Sir Michael Bonallack, the former R&A secretary, might have sized it up the best when he said, "When the wind is blowing, it is the toughest course in Britain. And when it's not blowing, it's probably still the toughest." In recent Opens, it has picked up a nickname: Car-nasty. For so much of the field, it will be a new experience. Only two players from the top 10 in the world have played a British Open at Carnoustie — Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy , who was an 18-year-old amateur in 2007 and immediately showed his potential when he opened with a 68. He tied for 42nd that week. Only 33 players in the 156-man field have played an Open at Carnoustie, and only 12 have played it twice. Defending champion Jordan Spieth only knows it from television. He was 13, just starting to blossom as a junior, and he watched the Open from home as Garcia and Harrington tried to survive the finish. "I remember ... how good of a score par was on that hole and will continue to be for Opens going forward," Spieth said. "It's one of probably the toughest closing holes in the Open Championship anywhere, and that creates some drama when it comes down to Sunday, as we've seen. And I don't think it will be any different this year." Carnoustie gets its mean streak from the way the course was set up in 1999, with narrow fairways and high grass. But its strength comes from the wind, like most links courses, and this course near the North Sea is particularly exposed. It measures 7,402 yards, which is 19 yards shorter — yes, shorter — than it was in 2007, the last time the Open was at Carnoustie. Spieth will try to become the first player in 10 years to repeat as British Open champion, and right now he'd simply settle for a chance. Since his closing 64 at the Masters to finish third, Spieth has finished at least 12 shots out of the lead in four of his seven tournaments. He missed the cut in the other three. Like most majors these days, the Open figures to be wide-open. Dustin Johnson, who lost a four-shot lead over the final two rounds at Shinnecock, is back to No. 1 in the world and eager to pick up another major. He has not played since the U.S. Open. The next three players behind him in the world ranking — PGA champion Justin Thomas, Rose and U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka — all have a chance to replace him at No. 1. Recent history would suggest a young American — the last five majors have been won by Americans in their 20s. "It's definitely been pretty one-sided, and the Americans are dominating," Rose said. "So it would be lovely to turn that around next week." Woods is happy to get another crack at it. Carnoustie was his first experience with links golf in 1995, when he was still at Stanford and came over for the Scottish Open at Carnoustie ahead of the British Open at St. Andrews. He opened with a 69, closed with a 78 finished 48th. "Carnoustie is an unbelievable driving golf course," Woods said. "You have to drive the ball well there, but also it's not your traditional in (and) out golf course. It's a lot of different angles, so a lot of different crosswinds. I have to be able to maneuver the golf ball both ways there efficiently. You just have to hit the golf ball well." There is no faking. Nothing comes easily. No one really conquers Carnoustie. It's more about survival. The highest compliment might have come from Tom Watson, who won his first major at Carnoustie in 1975 in a playoff over Jack Newton. "Carnoustie is like an ugly, old hag who speaks the truth no matter how painful," Watson once said. "But it's only when you add up your score, you hear exactly what she thinks of you.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 13th, 2018Related News

Total revamp needed at OGCC, OSG

The decision of President Rodrigo Duterte to fire Rudolf Philip Jurado as chief of the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) did not come as a surprise to many. It appears that Jurado was fired for allegedly issuing a legal opinion allowing a 75-year lease agreement to a casino operator within the Aurora Pacific […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJun 9th, 2018Related News

Sacked OGCC chief Jurado compares self to Calida: I refused allowances

MANILA, Philippines – Recently fired government corporate counsel Rudolf Jurado said on Saturday, June 2, that unlike Solicitor General Jose Calida, he refused allowances from client state corporations. Jurado made the statement a day after the Commission on Audit (COA) released its 2017 report on the Office ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 2nd, 2018Related News

Government corporate counsel Jurado denies wrongdoing

Government Corporate Counsel Rudolf Philip Jurado said yesterday he would abide by the decision of President Duterte to remove him from his post......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 29th, 2018Related News

PRRD Fires Gov’t Corporate Counsel Jurado

Living up to his promise to rid the government of corruption, President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday fired Government Corporate Counsel Rudolf Philip Jurado for allegedly favoring a gambling operator. “May I call the government corporate counsel now. Are you here? Because if you are here, come out. You are fired,” Duterte said in his speech […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsMay 29th, 2018Related News

Fired OGCC chief Jurado: I respect the President’s decision

After being fired by President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, former Government Corporate Counsel Rudolf Philip Juradoon Tuesday expressed gratitude to the president for the opportunity to be part of his administration. "I accept and respect our President's decision. As an appointee who serves under his pleasure, I am honored to have been given a chance to serve under his administration," Jurado said in a statement. Jurado has been accused of issuing a legal opinion that led to the approval of a 75-year permit to a casino operator inside the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone (Apeco), an allegation he has earlier denied. On Monday, in a speech during the ceremonial enactment of the Ease of Doin...Keep on reading: Fired OGCC chief Jurado: I respect the President’s decision.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 29th, 2018Related News

Jurado grateful for chance to serve government, reform OGCC

Despite President Rodrigo Duterte's harsh words for him, former Government Corporate Counsel Rudolf Philip Jurado on Tuesday said that he is thankful for the opportunity to serve in the Duterte administration......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 29th, 2018Related News

READ: Sacked gov& apos;t corporate counsel Rudolf Jurado& apos;s letter to Duterte - Rappler

READ: Sacked gov't corporate counsel Rudolf Jurado's letter to Duterte - Rappler.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsMay 29th, 2018Related News

Duterte to Jurado: ‘Are you here? You’re fired’

President Duterte yesterday fired Government Corporate Counsel Rudolf Philip Jurado for allegedly overstepping his authority by allowing an economic zone to issue franchises in areas beyond its jurisdiction......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2018Related News

Duterte fires Gov& apos;t Corporate Counsel Rudolf Jurado - Rappler

Duterte fires Gov't Corporate Counsel Rudolf Jurado - Rappler.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2018Related News

Duterte fires Government Corporate Counsel Jurado

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday fired Rudolf Philip Jurado as the government’s corporate counsel over a legal opinion that the chief executive described as a “stupid proposition.”.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2018Related News

Duterte fires Gov t Corporate Counsel Rudolf Jurado

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – President Rodrigo Duterte announced he has fired Government Corporate Counsel Rudolf Philip Jurado. "May I call the Government Corporate Counsel now? Are you in this [room]? Nandito ka? Kasi kung nandito ka, lumabas ka. (Are you here? Because if ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2018Related News

Duterte fires government corporate counsel Jurado

President Rodrigo Duterte has fired the government corporate counsel for allegedly granting gambling franchise to the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (Apeco). "You are fired, I do not need you and maybe you do not need me," Duterte spoke about Government Corporate Counsel Rudolf Philip Jurado in a speech during the ceremonial signing of two laws in Malacaang on Monday. "There are thousands of lawyers waiting there for an appropriate opportunity to work in government. All I have to do is to look around," Duterte added. Duterte said he fired Jurado for allegedly granting Apeco a franchise, which is solely done by government regulator Philippine Amusement Gaming Corporati...Keep on reading: Duterte fires government corporate counsel Jurado.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 28th, 2018Related News

The Rise of OPM

Story and photos by: Sonnet John F. Llaguno “OPM is DEAD” this is the stigma which pervaded since Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Paramore dominated the music charts in the country, which made people think that every time they hear the word OPM or Original Pilipino Music, they would think that it’s just another thing of […] The post The Rise of OPM appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsMay 27th, 2018Related News

‘American idol’ performance and finale shows to be aired live on AXN

    Fans from the Philippines can now get ahead with on-the-dot updates directly from the US as "American Idol's" performance show and finale results show will both be aired live on AXN.   After an exciting and unpredictable journey, America has voted for the top three hopefuls who will be performing next week to take this season's American Idol crown:   18-year-old Gabby Barrett's (@gabbybarrett_) magnetic personality and powerhouse vocals have received high praise from the judges, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan.   Country singer, Caleb Lee Hutchinson (@calebleemusic) has been the hot favorite this season with his deep, soul...Keep on reading: ‘American idol’ performance and finale shows to be aired live on AXN.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 19th, 2018Related News