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Grade 6 stude, hinalay ng kapitbahay na lolo

Manila, Philippines – Kulong ang isang 62-anyos na umano’y nanghalay sa 14-anyos na dalagita ng dalawang taon sa Pandacan, Maynila. Sa ulat mula sa tanggapan ni P/Captain Jake Arcilla, hepe ng Women and Children Protection Section (WCPS) ng Manila Police District (MPD), kinilala ang suspek na si Jorge Aquino, may-asawa, walang trabaho at residente ng Zamora […] The post Grade 6 stude, hinalay ng kapitbahay na lolo appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

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A call to action to the young indigenous women of the Cordillera

4 MIN READ By INNABUYOG-GABRIELA www.nordis.net If you are like the vast majority, you probably haven’t heard of the ‘ball-squeezing’ and ‘breast-baring’ women who defended our ancestral lands from threats of unmerciful destruction. For that, you are not to blame because believe it or not, we have a state that is trying to revise our history of resistance. […] The post A call to action to the young indigenous women of the Cordillera appeared first on Northern Dispatch......»»

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Massage parlor raids: Police arrest 2 employees, rescue 13 ‘therapists’

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Police arrested the alleged manager and cashier of a massage parlor, which operates two branches in Barangay Mabolo and Barangay Cogon Ramos here, after two separate raids were conducted on Saturday evening, December 14. Police Lieutenant Colonel Erlinda Mayam, head of the Women and Children’s Protection Desk (WCPD) of the Cebu City Police […] The post Massage parlor raids: Police arrest 2 employees, rescue 13 ‘therapists’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News12 hr. 59 min. ago Related News

Holloway, Nunes eager to show championship form at UFC 245

By Greg Beacham, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — With a months-long barrage of trash talk and provocative posturing, Colby Covington and champion Kamaru Usman have infused their welterweight title bout at UFC 245 with political, racial and very personal overtones. Before they get in the cage Saturday night, two of the UFC's most durable, likable champions will entertain the mixed martial arts world without pandering or preening. Max Holloway and Amanda Nunes are among the toughest and winningest fighters of their generation, and their latest title defenses against Alex Volkanovski and Germaine De Randamie are both likely to be more entertaining than the main event bout between two wrestlers who sometimes talk better than they punch. Holloway and Nunes aren't complaining, however. They know controversy sells pay-per-views, and they're not mad about being along for the ride on this main event that feels more like a sideshow. “I got to talk a little bit less at the press conferences, which is cool,” Holloway said with a laugh. “Those guys, they've got stuff. I wish I was a little bit lighter and I could have grabbed my popcorn. Things are getting heated up.” The T-Mobile Arena crowd is likely to be strongly behind Holloway, the genial Hawaii native who hasn’t fought in Las Vegas since 2015. His scheduled bout here last year was scrapped at late notice when Holloway exhibited symptoms of a concussion. Holloway went back to work with a renewed focus on recovery and health, citing the examples of LeBron James and other elite athletes who spend millions on recovery and training. “I’ve got some of the greatest minds in MMA behind me, and they make sure I’m good all around,” Holloway said. Holloway was on a 13-bout winning streak against some of the sport’s best fighters until earlier this year, when he moved up to lightweight and lost to Dustin Poirier. Holloway rebounded with a featherweight title defense victory over Frankie Edgar, and his acceptance of another title defense against Volkanovski doesn’t mean he has given up multi-belt championship dreams. “It’s not even the belts that intrigue me,” Holloway said. “It’s being the best mixed martial arts fighter in the world that intrigues me. Being the best in the world is not somebody who stays at a weight and dominates his weight. He’s willing to go to whatever weight. But I'm not overlooking Alex. When you overlook somebody, you lose.” Volkanovski (20-1) has emerged from Australia as a serious contender for the featherweight title with 17 consecutive wins since 2013, including seven straight in the UFC. NUNES RETURNS Nunes already beat De Randamie in 2013, back when Nunes was a prominent contender, but not a champion. After a loss to Cat Zingano in her next bout, Nunes began her current nine-fight winning streak against the greatest women’s fighters in MMA history, from Ronda Rousey and Cris “Cyborg” Justino to Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko. De Randamie earned this bantamweight title shot with five straight wins, beating Holm and Aspen Ladd along the way. Nunes has beaten every female fighter who has ever held a UFC belt at 135 or 145 pounds, but she isn't bored. “All the work I've put in has paid off, and I will stay here,” Nunes said. “I'll prove it over and over that I'm the best.” MAIN EVENT Usman and Covington will close the show with the champion’s first fight since he dominated Tyron Woodley to take the belt in March. This meeting between two top-shelf wrestlers seems likely to be a tactical fight leading to a decision, but the fighters’ big personalities have generated ample publicity for two less-than-thrilling combatants. Usman has won 14 straight fights, while Covington has won seven in a row. Both welterweights have striking similarities in their styles, preferring to pin their opponents against the cage or on the mat and gradually grinding out victories. Although Covington is an eager striker, he doesn’t appear to have as much punching power as Usman, who appears to be bigger and stronger. ON THE SHOW The traditional big New Year’s Eve show in the UFC’s hometown has been moved up two weeks in the first year of the promotion’s lucrative deal with ESPN. The UFC still stacked the card, which also includes fights for crowd-pleasers Mike Perry and Urijah Faber, up-and-coming contenders Ketlen Vieira and Petr Yan, and veteran stars Jose Aldo, Matt Brown and Ben Saunders......»»

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The essence of pageantry

Let us talk about beauty pageants and what it means to young women in this modern world.  When it is Miss Universe season, I drop off everything to focus on the competition. It has been the case since 1994 when Sushmita Sen of India won the crown here in the Philippines.  I was eight years […] The post The essence of pageantry appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsDec 14th, 2019Related News

Top guns confirm for Australian Open

All the world’s top 50 men and women players, bar Victoria Azarenka, have confirmed they will start the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the season, at Melbourne Park in January, organizers said Saturday. Top-ranked Rafael Nadal and Ashleigh Barty lead the field at the 115th edition of the tournament from 20 January to […] The post Top guns confirm for Australian Open appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 14th, 2019Related News

Women& rsquo;s cage league in Aquino& rsquo;s mind

Pat Aquino, head coach of the Gilas women’s basketball team, couldn’t hide his emotions when he showed up at the media interview together with his two key players, Jack Animam and Afril Bernardino after the Filipina cagebelles captured the Philippines’ first-ever gold medal in the 30th South East Asian Games......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsDec 13th, 2019Related News

Gilas women just getting started

The victory of the Gilas Pilipinas men’s team in the Southeast Asian Games was par for the course but for their female counterparts, it’s a glorious moment forever etched in memory and a good springboard to bigger things down the road......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsDec 13th, 2019Related News

Gov t agencies, celebrities join solidarity walk to end VAW

QUEZON CITY, Dec. 12 (PIA)--The Philippine Commission on Women in partnership with the Men Opposed to Violence against Women Everywhere (MOVE) Philippines, conducted a Solidarity Walk as the culmin.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 12th, 2019Related News

Fear in the city

There is a growing number of women both local residents and foreigners who’ve asked me about the reported kidnappings of young children, a white van used in grab and snatch of kids, and the latest kidnapping in Makati that authorities suspect is POGO related......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 12th, 2019Related News

P7,528 monthly no-frills food budget unrealistic, government told

Fisherfolk federation Pamalakaya said the NEDA chief should "get real," while peasant women's federation Amihan said the claims were indicative of "government neglect and non-intention for authentic poverty alleviation.".....»»

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We won this one

WE won this one Yes, definitely, we won this one. And there’s no better way to cap our campaign to win the overall championship in the recently concluded 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) that we hosted than winning both the men’s and women’s basketball gold medals before a roaring crowd at the Mall of Asia […] The post We won this one appeared first on Bandera......»»

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

Weinstein agrees to $25 million settlement with accusers

NEW YORK: Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has reached a $25 million settlement with dozens of women who accused him of sexual misconduct, one of the women’s lawyers told Agence France-Presse on Wednesday. The once-powerful producer of “Pulp Fiction” and “Sin City”, whose case sparked the #MeToo movement against sex crimes, faces a criminal trial next […].....»»

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Gilas women, men s volleyball squad defy gender roles after SEA Games success

Both parties hope that these breakthrough victories earn them the support that they have always vied for and deserve......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 12th, 2019Related News

SEA Games success a historic feat for PH beach spikers

It was one Southeast Asian Games to remember for the Philippine women's and men's beach volleyball teams.  For eight days, the country's top sand court players put up a valiant stand in front of their home fans at the Subic Tennis Courts. Rallying with the battlecry #Sambansa, their efforts were rewarded.       The women's team of Sisi Rondina, Bernadeth Pons, Dzi Gervacio and Dij Rodriguez fulfilled their goal of bringing the country back to the podium for the first time in 14 years.     It was a breakthrough for Jude Garcia, Jaron Requinton, Edmar Bonono and James Buytrago, as they gave the Philippines' its first-ever men's beach volleyball medal.              "This has been such a historic feat for Philippine Beach Volleyball and we dedicate this win to our fellow Pinoy athletes who have sacrificed a lot to pursue what they love doing the most. We also dedicate this win to our Philippine Volleyball Community, who has continuously given us the strength and support to power through. Maraming salamat, Pilipinas!," said team manager Charo Soriano. With five victories and gallant efforts in losses against traditional powerhouses Thailand and Indonesia in the single-league competition, the Rebisco-backed Philippines side matched the 2005 bronze medal finish by Fil-Ams Heidi Ilustre and Diane Pascua.   There's no way for the Filipinas but to go up, not only in the next SEA Games in Vietnam two years from now but also in future international competitions such as FIVB World Tour 1-star tournaments.      "We are so thankful for our sponsor, unang una ang Rebisco. Natupad pangarap namin na makapaglaro ng maayos dahil sa kanila," said Gervacio.  In a tough eight-team men's field, the Filipinos made it to the semifinals for the first time since 2007 behind Parley Tupaz and Rhovyl Verayo.   After bowing to Thailand in the semis, the Philippines nipped Singapore, 2-1, for the bronze medal, as Garcia and Requinton took charge in the golden match.      Following the Christmas holidays, the Philippine sand court standouts will immediately resume training as they prepare for tough battles in domestic and the FIVB World Tour 1-star tournament this May.        For more updates about the Philippine beach volleyball team, please check its social media accounts @pilipinasbeachvolleyball on Instagram and Facebook, and @phbeachvolley on Twitter......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 11th, 2019Related News

SEA Games: No more heartbreaks for face of Gilas women

MANILA — For the longest time, Afril Bernardino has been the face and the best player for Perlas Pilipinas and now, Gilas Pilipinas women. After a long road, where they had multiple near-misses at history, Afril and the Philippine national women’s team finally struck gold in the Southeast Asian Games. Gilas women saved their best for last Tuesday, running away from Thailand in the second half to score a breakthrough gold medal in the SEA Games. “Naging part ako ng SEA Games nung 2015 with Coach Pat and ayun, two [SEA Games] na yan, sobrang heartbreaking," Bernardino said. The Philippines tied for the second best record in the 2017 SEA Games only to miss out on any medal in Kuala Lumpur. Two years prior, they were one game behind the best record but still ended up with no medal in Singapore. “Ngayon, this is it na yung time namin to do na, we’ll grab it na talaga,” Bernardino said as they finally take the gold with an undefeated run in Manila, beating all medal winners from 2017. At just 23 years old, Afril is already battle-test for the national team. As she and the rest of Gilas women hopefully embark on a golden era, Bernardino is also already paving the way for the future of Philippine women’s basketball. And that’s a different kind of high compared to winning double SEA Games gold in her home country. “Sobrang proud din kasi kami yung napili to represent women’s basketball,” she said. “And ito na siguro yung start na napansin nga yung women’s basketball and sa mga kababaihan na gusto talaga maglaro ng basketball,” Bernardino added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 11th, 2019Related News

More foreign training, competitions for PMVT in 2020 -- LVPI

Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. is set to sit down with the Philippine men’s volleyball team coaching staff to plot out the squad’s schedule of training and international competitions for next year. After surpassing expectations with its remarkable silver medal finish in the 30th Southeast Asian Games, the Dante Alinsunurin-coached squad is expected to participate in a number of foreign exposures.   “Magmi-meet kami siguro third week ng January. I-plot natin ang buong taon,” said LVPI board chairman and national team program head Peter Cayco. The men’s squad bannered the successful outing of the local governing body of volleyball with its first silver medal finish in 42 years and ending a 28-year wait for a podium finish in the biennial meet.      Right after bowing to well-experienced Indonesia in straight sets in the gold medal match on Tuesday, Alinsunurin said that LVPI assures the squad that their hard work, despite being overshadowed by the more popular women’s division, will be rewarded with sufficient support from the association.   “Kanina kinausap ako ni sir Peter, ang sabi niya magtuluy-tuloy ang training namin,” said Alinsunurin, who was formally introduced as head coach early March.   The assurance was welcome news for the squad, who heading into the SEA Games trained continuously and consistently for eight months. As part of their preparation, the Nationals joined the Thailand Open Sealect Tuna Volleyball Championship last July where they won bronze and went on a 16-day training camp in Japan.    “Yun ang hinihiling din namin na magtuluy-tuloy ang team na mag-training kasi importante talaga sa amin yun lalo na nasisimula pa lang kami,” said Alinsunurin. “Siyempre kung gusto talaga naming iangat ang laro namin kailangan talaga namin na January mag-start na kami [ng training]. Sana tuluy-tuloy na talaga.” Behind main guns Marck Espejo and Bryan Bagunas and the impressive debut of young setter Joshua Retamar and Kim Malabunga, the Nationals climbed to the SEA Games semifinal with wins against Cambodia and Vietnam. The Filipinos wrote history when they dethroned five-peat-seeking Thailand in a dramatic come-from-behind five-set victory to set up a gold medal match against their group stage tormentor Indonesians, whose experience and firepower proved too much for the young Nationals in the final. But despite of the loss, the Nationals achieved their goal of making the country proud and bringing the spotlight to men’s volleyball.   ---      Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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PH beach spikers achieve historic feat

It was one Southeast Asian Games to remember for the Philippine women’s and men’s beach volleyball teams.       .....»»

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Gilas belles relish SEA Games double gold

Ruling both the 3x3 and the 5x5 tournaments of the biennial meet, the Gilas belles announced their dominance in women's hoops in the region......»»

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SEA Games: Gilas women hope double gold leads to more support

MANILA — With two shiny gold medals from the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, everybody has no choice but to pay attention to Gilas Pilipinas women and women’s basketball in general in the Philippines. At least that’s the hope now. Gilas women made history in the SEA Games, first winning the 3x3 basketball tournament. A week later, the Philippine national women’s team won the country’s first ever gold medal in 5x5 basketball. In both Finals, Gilas women beat Thailand. “We’ve been dreaming of that since day 1 na we handled the national team, na sana we make it great for women,” head coach Pat Aquino said.  “Sana, lagi na lang puro kami sana. And now that we’re here. We achieved the goals that we were supposed to do,” he added. It’s been a struggle to get attention and support for women’s basketball in the Philippines. After the UAAP, Filipina players have nowhere else to go, aside from actually making the national team. Obviously, Gilas women can’t accomodate all the players coming up. Coach Pat is hoping that their double gold can pave the way for a proper women’s league here. “That’s the dream na gusto ko. Now that I’m the sports director or the program director for Women’s Basketball, I really wanted women’s basketball to grow,” he said. “Hopefully sponsors would come in next year and help us out to have a league of their own for the women’s basketball. And I think they’ll be proud of it. These girls really worked hard. Walang mga prima donna. And they’re gonna play as hard as they can,” Aquino added. For the meantime, Gilas Pilipinas women will take a short break before they set their sights on a bigger goal like FIBA Asia. The SEA Games double gold is certainly not going to be their peak, it’s just the start. “Let’s not just let this pass by. Everybody, pagtapos nito syempre wala na naman. We will focus with other things. But sana we could achieve more by you know, supporting us,” Aquino said. “Sana we continue more and improve. Next stop, FIBA Asia naman. So hopefully, yun naman yung target,” Coach Pat added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 11th, 2019Related News