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Typhoon Paeng strengthens, but landfall more unlikely

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Paeng (Trami) strengthened again before dawn on Monday, September 24, but its track has slightly moved up, which means its landfall in the Philippines is even ........»»

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Poetry: Ang Pitong Tausug

ni Rene Boy Abiva www.nordis.net Noong araw na inaasahang tatama ang mata ni Ompong sa lupa ay s’ya namang araw kung saan kayo’y inani ng bala sa Barangay Tambang, Patikul, Sulu. Inihelera ng halimaw ang inyong katawan na waring mga kalakal sa gitna ng pamilihan at pinagpiyestehan ng mga usisero ….....»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: News10 hr. 49 min. ago Related News

Braves clinch 1st NL East crown since 2013, top Phillies 5-3

By George Henry, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman stood soaked in champagne with music blaring and his teammates jamming in celebration. This was just how the longtime star first baseman envisioned it when the Atlanta Braves began spring training seven months ago. "You could tell after the first week of workouts that we had the talent to do something special," Freeman said. "Obviously we still needed to put it together. But this is what happens. You win the division after three straight 90-loss seasons." The Braves capped a most surprising season by clinching their first NL East crown since 2013, with Mike Foltynewicz taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. A year after going 70-92, manager Brian Snitker and his Baby Braves surged back into the playoffs. A loud crowd at SunTrust Park joined the party when rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. caught a flyball for the final out, setting off another round of the Tomahawk Chop and a big celebration on the field. "When we started this series, we knew it was within our grasp," Snitker said. "We knew we couldn't lose track of today. I know I'm redundant saying that all the time, but I felt we just needed to stay current and worry about today's game. These guys have done an unbelievable job of that this year." The Braves will make their first postseason appearance since 2013 on Oct. 4 in the NL Division Series. It has not yet been determined who or where the youth-filled club will play in the best-of-five round. Atlanta won its 18th division title, tying the New York Yankees for the most in the majors since division play began in 1969. The Braves won their fourth straight game and beat second-place Philadelphia for the third day in a row. The Phillies also startled a lot of fans this year and led the division in early August, but faded while going 6-14 this month. Foltynewicz (12-10) tipped his cap to a standing ovation as he left with runners on first and second in the eighth with a 4-0 lead. Jesse Biddle relieved, walked the first batter he faced and gave up two runs on Cesar Hernandez's bases-loaded single. Brad Brach allowed Rhys Hoskins' RBI single before Jonny Venters escaped the jam on a lineout and a grounder. Kurt Suzuki added an RBI single to make it 5-3 in the eighth off Seranthony Dominguez, the seventh pitcher used by Philadelphia. Arodys Vizcaino, in his first save situation since June 17, closed out the ninth for his 16th save in 18 chances, getting Wilson Ramos to ground out, striking out Roman Quinn and retiring Maikel Franco on a flyball to Acuna in left. Phillies starter Jake Arrieta (10-10) lasted two innings, allowing four runs, four hits and three walks in the shortest outing of his nine-year career. "I didn't do my job today," Arrieta said. "You've got tip your cap. They won the division. They really did. This wasn't something that started today, obviously. Individually, the last month I haven't been very good, and we didn't take care of business. We just didn't get the job done. They did." Atlanta led 2-0 in the first when Arrieta walked three of his first four batters, and Johan Camargo hit a two-run single. Freeman hit a two-run single in the second to make it 4-0. Freeman, one of two current Braves who played on the 2013 division-winning team —along with pitcher Julio Teheran — is hitting .389 over his last 14 games. "When Franco hit that ball, I put my hands up right away," Freeman said. "It means everything. This is goal No. 1. It's celebration No. 1. We've still got three more we've got to do. We've got 11 wins to get in October. We've still got to take care of business, but, man, is this a great feeling." Foltynewicz didn't permit a hit until Odubel Herrera singled to begin the seventh. Franco singled with one out in the eighth. The 26-year-old Foltynewicz has matured in his third full season, earning his first All-Star appearance and posting a 2.88 ERA that's almost two full runs lower than his career average entering the year. "We knew we had something special since day one," he said. "We've been telling you guys that all year, but to be able to do it and pull it off is pretty special. They got four runs for me today, which was a good confidence builder to go out there and be aggressive." BIG SURPRISE Atlanta was not projected to contend when the season began. It was coming off three straight 90-loss seasons, had no proven ace and was counting on several young position players to complement Freeman, the lone big bat in the lineup. The team had been embarrassed off the field with former general manager John Coppolella banned from baseball in a signing scandal, but Atlanta moved into first place on May 2 and never trailed in the division race after a 9-1 win over Miami on Aug. 13. Fueled by young budding stars like Acuna, second baseman Ozzie Albies and third baseman Camargo, the Braves won the NL East with an 8½-game lead. New GM Alex Anthopolous watched his team arrive earlier than he expected. When spring training began, he didn't think the team would be a serious contender until next year. "No, I'd lying through my teeth if I thought that," Anthopolous said. "I thought we have a really talented team with high draft picks. We have the potential to be really good and have a chance to get better. We certainly exceeded all those things. Snit, the coaches, the players — they're the ones who deserve all the credit for the year we put together." BIG FADE Philadelphia faltered down the stretch under first-year manager Gabe Kapler. After winning on Aug. 5, the Phillies were 1½ games ahead in the division and 15 games over .500. They have since gone 15-28. "I think this is a really important moment to reflect back to the beginning of the season and really the offseason," Kapler said. "If we said that we were going to be playing a meaningful game on Sept. 22, I think a lot of people would've said that's not a reasonable thought. "On the flip side, this is ultimately a stain. This hurts, but I'm ultimately proud of the guys for putting us in this position and to be fighting in Atlanta kind of the season on the line today." ROUGH DAY Arrieta lasted 2 1/3 innings in a loss for the Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh in his previous shortest outing Sept. 4, 2017. The Phillies dropped to 14-16 in his starts as Arrieta posted a 6.18 ERA and went 1-4 over his last eight outings. UP NEXT Phillies: RHP Aaron Nola (16-5, 2.44 ERA) has won one of his past four starts with a 5.01 ERA this month. Nola is 6-2 with a 2.24 ERA in 10 career starts against Atlanta. Braves: RHP Anibal Sanchez (6-6, 3.01 ERA) has won one of his past nine starts and has a 3.02 ERA during that span......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

Tatay ng alkalde ng Alcala, Pangasinan, patay sa pamamaril

Naganap ang pananambang kay Mario Callejo madaling araw habang papunta ang biktima sa isang ginagawang tulay kung saan siya ang contractor. Source link link: Tatay ng alkalde ng Alcala, Pangasinan, patay sa pamamaril.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 22nd, 2018Related News

UAAP: NU s Dave I: I think I made the right decision, Coach Tab

After averaging 17.5 points in his first two games in the UAAP Seniors, Dave Ildefonso was shackled down to just four points on Saturday. “Lakas ng katawan ni Thirdy [Ravena] e. Maganda yung game plan talaga nila,” he told reporters post-game after National University succumbed to Ateneo de Manila University, 46-72. Of course, Ildefonso’s worst game thus far in the Seniors had to come against Ateneo, the very same school he left. As it turns out, the Blue Eagles really saw to that. “I think that we wanted Dave to rethink that decision,” head coach Tab Baldwin in an earlier interview. For the past three years, Ildefonso had worn the blue and white as a Blue Eaglet and in his last season there, won a championship. And so, Katipunan’s Seniors squad did its all to keep the graduating players from that championship core – Ildefonso, SJ Belangel, Jason Credo, Joaqui Manuel – together. Only Belangel and Credo stayed in Ateneo, however, while Ildefonso and Manuel transferred to NU and De La Salle University, respectively. Even so, Ildefonso said he has no regrets about his transfer. “I don’t think I made the wrong decision in switching schools. Whatever statement they were sending me, I didn’t get it,” he said after being told about Coach Tab’s words. The super rookie went on to re-emphasize that he wanted to make an immediate impact for whichever team he was joining – and he wouldn’t have been able to do that with the fully loaded defending champion Blue Eagles. “Isipin mo, si SJ, limited minutes. Kung nag-stay ako dun, mas lalo na ako, mas limited,” he shared. He then continued, “I think I made the right decision, Coach Tab, and I’ll see you soon.” Looking at the stat sheet, Belangel, the top senior of the most recent graduating class, only played 12 minutes for Ateneo. Still, Ildefonso made it clear that he harbors no ill will towards his former school. Asked if he’s looking forward to the next NU-Ateneo matchup, he answered, “I’m not thinking about that. I’m just thinking about Adamson next and trying to bounce back.” Indeed, all that’s on the mind of the 18-year-old is moving forward from his four-point performance. “Part din naman ‘to ng (buhay) ng athletes, ups and downs. Babawi naman talaga ako,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 22nd, 2018Related News

Duterte assures support, new houses for Cebu landslide victims

CEBU CITY--- No one shall be allowed to stay or rebuild their homes in the area hit by a massive landslide in Naga City, south Cebu.   President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said the affected families can relocate to a vacant portion of the Balili beach property located about a kilometer away from their current abodes.   "Naghisgot si mayora (Naga City Mayor Kristine Vanessa Chiong) nga naay yuta nga gipanag-iya sa provincial government. Nalipay ko. Kay basta gobyerno ang tag-iya, imo na na. (Mayor told me that there's a lot owned by the provincial government. I'm happy because if a lot is owned by the government that means you can have it)," he said.   Mr. ...Keep on reading: Duterte assures support, new houses for Cebu landslide victims.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 21st, 2018Related News

Carlo Aquino explains why he visited Angelica Panganiban with his parents

Carlo Aquino explained that his visit to Angelica Panganiban's home with his parents was purely coincidental. The actor said his parents just happened to pick him up from the airport after his trip to Thailand. They then took a side trip to Panganiban's home to pick up his cat Sinta since the actress took care of the pet in Aquino's absence, reports Push. Aquino also said his parents wanted to see Panganiban's home since they hadn't been there before. Everything worked out in the end since the "Exes Baggage" star said he had been meaning to visit Panganiban's mother as well, but had been unable to due to circumstances. "Kuwentuhan lang tapos pinakita lang ni Angge kung g...Keep on reading: Carlo Aquino explains why he visited Angelica Panganiban with his parents.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 21st, 2018Related News

British rockers Wolf Alice upset odds to win Mercury Prize

Rockers Wolf Alice defied the odds to win Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize on Thursday for their second album "Visions of a Life", beating off competition from heavyweights Arctic Monkeys and Noel Gallagher. "This means so much," said visibly-stunned frontwoman Ellie Rowsell as she picked up the 25,000 ($33,000, 28,000 euros) prize, which is presented annually for the best album released by a British or Irish artist, according to a panel of judges. The 26-year-old later said she "now knows what overwhelmed feels like," having missed out after being nominated in 2015 for their debut album "My Love is Cool". It is the first time a rock band has won the award in si...Keep on reading: British rockers Wolf Alice upset odds to win Mercury Prize.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 21st, 2018Related News

Bagsak presyong gulay, isda ibebenta ng Agriculture Department sa Maynila

Binuksan ng Department of Agriculture ang isang "Vegetable Festival" sa San Andres, Huwebes, kung saan mabibili ng bagsak presyo ang mga gulay at isda. Source link link: Bagsak presyong gulay, isda ibebenta ng Agriculture Department sa Maynila.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 21st, 2018Related News

Angelina Jolie nagpakasal sa British billionaire

Kung paniniwalaan ang mga bulung-bulungan sa Hollywood ngayon,­ in-love daw ngayon ang aktres­ na si Angelina Jolie sa isang British billionaire at may balak na raw silang magpakasal. Ayon pa sa website ng New Idea, nagkaroon daw ng isang secret ceremony sina Jolie at ang kanyang mystery man para maselyuhan na ang commitment nila sa isa’t isa. “Ange’s… link: Angelina Jolie nagpakasal sa British billionaire.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 21st, 2018Related News

Duterte would also meet his end, says ex-CHR chair Etta Rosales

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFS4eHMIUAQ   Former Commission on Human Rights chairperson Loretta '"Etta" Rosales on Thursday said that President Rodrigo Duterte would also meet his end, just like former President Ferdinand Marcos. "Mr. Duterte, katulad ni Marcos, may hangganan din, kung akala niya tuloy-tuloy siya, nagkakamali siya sapagkat ang mga tao, namumulat na sa katotohanan (Mr. Duterte, like Marcos, would meet his end. If he thinks this will last, he is mistaken because people wake up to reality)," she said during a democracy protest at Plaza Miranda. "Si Mr. Duterte ay hindi isang idolo na tama lagi ang pinagsasasabi habang nagmumura siya, niyuyurakan ang dig...Keep on reading: Duterte would also meet his end, says ex-CHR chair Etta Rosales.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 20th, 2018Related News

Charismatic quartet brings binge-worthy ‘Mr. Sunshine’ to life

There's more to the popular South Korean historical drama series "Mr. Sunshine" than its controversial depiction of period romance, arranged marriages, political opportunism and activism in the face of colonial rule.   The show, which is telecast on the Korean network tvN and streamed on Netflix, is so polarizing that it reportedly generated its highest and lowest ratings this month.   Set during the American diplomatic expedition in the late 19th century that quickly turned into a deadly armed conflict called the Shinmiyangyo, the series tells the fictional tale of a young servant, Eugene Choi, who becomes an officer (Lee Byung-hun) of the US Marine Corps. &...Keep on reading: Charismatic quartet brings binge-worthy ‘Mr. Sunshine’ to life.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 20th, 2018Related News

ONE Championship: Rene Catalan still won t fight a fellow Filipino, not even for a championship

Veteran martial artist and ONE Championship strawweight contender Rene Catalan is standing his ground with regards to his statement about not wanting to fight a fellow Filipino.  In an interview with ONE Championship back in August, the former Asian Games Gold Medalist in Wushu stated that he'd rather not fight a fellow Filipino, regardless of the stakes.  Back then, Catalan and fellow pinoy strawweight contender Joshua Pacio were thought to be on a collision course, with both having put together respective winning streaks.  "I’d rather not face a fellow Filipino.” said Catalan. “Since 2003, I’ve been representing for the Philippines, and until now, I try to avoid having to compete against one of my countrymen.”  Both Catalan and Pacio were coming off impressive wins in Manila, but it was Pacio who was rewared the opportunity for the championship. The Team Lakay strawweight standout will challenge reigning ONE Championship Strawweight World Champion Yoshitaka Naito at ONE: Conquest of Heroes in Jakarta, Indonesia.  When asked about the possiblity of having to face Pacio with a world title on the line, Catalan's answer didn't change.  "Ibibigay ko na siguro kay Joshua 'yun," the 39-year old said. "Kung manalo siya, maraming foreigner na mag-hahabol sa kanya at sa belt. Andiyan si Hayato Suzuki, si Alex Silva, marami."  Catalan is also in Jakarta, cornering prized pupil Jomary Torres as she takes on Indonesia's own Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol.  "Naniniwala ako na may time din ako." he added.  Catalan even hinted at playing gatekeeper for Pacio, should the Baguio-based fighter pull off a victory on Saturday night.  "Pwedeng ako yung kalabanin nung mga ibang challenger, pero hindi talaga natin kakalabanin yung kababayan natin."  "Yung kapwa natin Pilipino, tutulungan dapat natin." he added.  Catalan was slated to meet Japanese submission specialist Hayato Suzuki at ONE's return to Bangkok in October, but had to pull out due to an ankle injury.  Taking Catalan's place against Suzuki will be his younger brother Robin.  Before anything else of course, Pacio will have to take care of business against Naito.  Saturday's main event will be a rematch of their 2016 title bout which saw Naito defeat Pacio in the third round via submission.    Catch ONE Championship: Conquest of Heroes on Saturday, September 22nd at 10:30 PM LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23! .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 20th, 2018Related News

House not backing down on plan to ban open-pit mining

  The House of Representatives is not backing down from its plan to ban open-pit mining and revise the taxation of mineral products in the country despite strong opposition from the mining industry.   At a technical working group (TWG) meeting of the House committee on ways and means Thursday, Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo gave the Department of Finance (DOF) an ultimatum to submit its draft bill on the fiscal regime for the mining industry. "I will ask the industry, talk to the DOF otherwise we make our own," she said.   "Talk to the DOF and let the DOF come back with a new draft in three days' time otherwise we do our own. Anyway, it's not your ...Keep on reading: House not backing down on plan to ban open-pit mining.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 20th, 2018Related News

DENR: Itogon landslide not caused by mining

MANILA, Philippines – Officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) insisted that the landslide in Itogon, Benguet , which has so far claimed 46 lives of the last count, was not caused by mining activities. “Yung landslide was not caused by mining kasi walang mining operation kung saan nanggaling yung ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 19th, 2018Related News

Resilience

The sun came out bright and hot yesterday, with no dark clouds boding more rain. We know what this means: we’re back to business as usual......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 19th, 2018Related News

Expect an attacking Manny Pacquiao if there is a rematch with Floyd Mayweather

MANILA, Philippines – If ever Manny Pacquiao fights with Floyd Mayweather Jr again, the Filipino boxing icon intends to play the aggressor's role throughout the bout. “Tingnan natin kung paano niya gagamitin ang apat na corner ng ring (Let's see how he will use the four corners of the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 18th, 2018Related News

Teacher Mina: Isang kwento ng pagbangon

'Sakaling madapa, huwag bumangon kung saan nadapa; bagkus, gumapang patungo sa lugar kung saan maaaring bumangon nang hindi na muling madapa.' Ito ang prinsipyong pinanghahawakan ng isang.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsSep 18th, 2018Related News

ONE Championship: Eduard Folayang relishing opportunity to train in US

For the last month or so, former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang has been putting in work in one of the most renowned mixed martial arts gyms in the world, the Jackson-Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  There, Folayang has been able to work with the likes of world champion producing mentors like Greg Jackson, Mike Winklejohn, and Brandon Gibson, as well was train with the likes of world-class MMA stars such as Carlos Condit, Holly Holm, Diego Sanchez, Michelle Waterson, and more.          View this post on Instagram                   One thing can change everything. A win. A loss. A smart decision. A bad review. A season of success. A season of failure. The color of your skin. According to the world, at least, it seems that one thing can determine who u are-or make u question it. #TimTebow Learning from the great @gregjacksonmma #jacksonwinkmma #teamlakay2018 #onechampionship @the.landslide @jayanthony714 A post shared by Eduard Landslide Folayang (@the.landslide) on Sep 7, 2018 at 1:10pm PDT           View this post on Instagram                   Selfie with the “natural born killer” @carloscondit to wrap the day😉 @jacksonwink_mma @onechampionship @the.landslide A post shared by Eduard Landslide Folayang (@the.landslide) on Aug 28, 2018 at 6:19pm PDT            View this post on Instagram                   “The Preacher’s daughter” @hollyholm #jacksonwinkmma #landslide2018 #albuquerque #newmexico #roadtoredemption @jayanthony714 A post shared by Eduard Landslide Folayang (@the.landslide) on Sep 13, 2018 at 11:42am PDT A proud representative of the Benguet-based Team Lakay stable - which has been regarded as one of the best MMA teams in Asia - Folayang has relished the opportunity of being able to learn and train in one of the most decorated gyms in the world.  The Jackson-Wink MMA Academy of course, has also been home to world champions such as Georges St-Pierre, Jon Jones, Rashad Evans, and many others.  "It was a good experience, I learned a lot of things, especially in the areas where we are still growing and learning, like the wrestling and the ground game." Folayang shared with ABS-CBN's Steve Angeles.  "Of course we also sharpened my striking." added Folayang, who's known for his thunderous punches, kicks, and elbows.  "Napaka-ganda, nabu-boost yung confidence, lalo na pag nakikipag-sabayan ka sa training sa mga nakikita mo na mga malalaki yung pangalan sa MMA, and you experience na makipag-laro sa mga nandito, so it’s really a big experience and a big learning lesson for me." he added.  Considered as the face of Philippine MMA, Folayang has been competing in MMA professionally since 2007, getting his start in the Philippine-based promotion URCC. Folayang was also one of the pioneer members of the Singaporean-based Asian MMA juggernaut ONE Championship, which held their first event in 2011, with Folayang as one of the featured stars.  In 2016, five years after debuting for the promotion, Folayang finally captured the ONE Championship Lightweight World title, defeating Japanese MMA legend and long-time champion Shinya Aoki via third-round TKO.  Folayang would defend the title successfully once, before losing to Martin Nguyen just a day shy of a year after winning the championship.  Since then, Folayang has bounced back impressively, picking up two consecutive wins against a pair of tough, unbeaten Russian grapplers.  The 33-year old Folayang is considered as one of the top contenders in the lightweight division, and could be next in line to challenge Nguyen for the title.  While there's no word yet on what's next for the Team Lakay star, Folayang maintains that it's best to be prepared just in case the call for a world title shot comes once again.  "I’m hoping that I can be able to regain what I had lost, so the best thing to do right now is to prepare, fix those areas where I lack, and sharpen those areas where I am strong." Folayang said. "Yun naman yung pinaka-the best na gagawin kasi wala pa naman yung schedule, hindi natin alam kung kailan darating yung schedule, pero ang pinaka-maganda ay handang-handa tayo whenever the title shot is given, hindi tayo malayo sa pag-kamit ng nawala sa atin." Right now, Folayang is just one of the many willing and deserving contenders in ONE Championship's talent-rich lightweight division.  Names like Aoki, Ev Ting, Timofey Nastyukhin, and Amir Khan are all looking to show that they too are deserving challengers to Nguyen's title.  "There’s a lot, it’s a stacked division in the lightweight division, and yung pinaka-maganda ay nakikita mo kung sino ang umaangat, sino ang nag-iimprove doon sa laban so yung talagang pinaka-magandang gawin talaga ay paghandaan kung sino yung mga magiging kalaban, and then of course you prepare well, kasi anytime they can give you the best." Folayang returns flies back to Manila on Tuesday.    H/T: Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN News  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 18th, 2018Related News

Carla Abellana calls out barangay over revised ‘Oplan Doghang’ poster: ‘Pet abandonment is illegal’

A certain barangay recently revised its "Oplan Doghang" poster after it drew flak from animal rights' advocates and netizens for its message. The poster, launched by Baranggay Capri in Novaliches, Quezon City, made the rounds on social media last week and was quickly slammed by the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) on Facebook. PAWS wrote that the use of tokhang to "encourage violent acts towards animals as a means of animal control is wrong." The backlash has since compelled the officials to rethink their poster, but it appears their revised poster still doesn't pass muster. Actress and animal lover Carla Abellana took to Instagram on Monday, Sept. 17, to call out the bara...Keep on reading: Carla Abellana calls out barangay over revised ‘Oplan Doghang’ poster: ‘Pet abandonment is illegal’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 18th, 2018Related News