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TIME’s Person of the Year recognizes global assault on journalism

Time Magazine has just announced its “Person of the Year” for 2018, and for once, it isn’t one person. This time it is four people and a newspaper. Collectively calling them “The Guardians,” Time has awarded the accolade to the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa who edits the Rappler news website, […] The post TIME’s Person of the Year recognizes global assault on journalism appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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The case of Miss USA bashing fellow Miss Universe candidates over their English skills

A video of a Miss Universe 2018 candidate bashing two of her fellow candidates for their English skills recalled the debate on whether candidates should be required to understand the language or not. Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers slammed Miss Cambodia Rern Nat for not speaking English while she made fun of Miss Vietnam H’Hen Nie, although […] The post The case of Miss USA bashing fellow Miss Universe candidates over their English skills appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

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What are the words of the year in 2018 and why were they chosen?

It’s that time of year when dictionary editors—and even ordinary individuals—decide on a word, which they believe sums up the human experience and the state of the world in the passing year......»»

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Philippines Rule of Law score dips further

The Philippines scored 3.4 out of 10 points in the latest 2018 Human Freedom Index, where the country dropped two places among 162 countries measured......»»

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Inflation rate in Eastern Visayas climbs to 6.9 percent in October 2018

The Inflation Rate (IR) of Eastern Visayas continued to increase at 6.9 percent in October 2018. This IR is 0.4 percentage point higher compared with the 6.5 percent IR a month ago, and 3.6 percentage points higher than the recorded 3.3 percent IR in the same period last year......»»

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Go gives treats to young fire victims

GUADALUPE VIEJO, Makati, December 12, 2018 – Moved by the appeal of a shirtless kid who was among the victims in Makati, former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go vowed to bring him and other selected young victims to a mall to shop for new shoes and clothes. This happened when Go […].....»»

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Bangko Sentral keeps rates on hold as inflation drops

As widely expected, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas kept its key rate unchanged after soaring prices eased for the first time in nearly a year in November......»»

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Iligan to host 1st Info Volunteers Network

ILIGAN CITY, Dec. 13 (PIA-ICCC) -- More than 100 representatives from different stakeholders here are expected to gather on Dec. 14, 2018 for the 1st Information Volunteers' Network (IVN) Conferenc.....»»

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Compton slams dirty basketball as Banchero sustains low blow

    MANILA, Philippines – Alaska head coach Alex Compton didn't hold back in airing his sentiments after Chris Banchero sustained a low blow as the Aces equalized the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals against Magnolia.  Banchero got punched in the groin by the Hotshots' Mark Barroca with under 3 minutes left ........»»

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Barroca: Banchero punching incident just heat of moment

MANILA, Philippines – Magnolia's Mark Barroca shrugged off his punching incident with Alaska's Chris Banchero, saying it happened in the heat of the moment of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup finals.  Barroca hit Banchero with a closed fist in the groin late in the Hotshots' 76-90 Game 4 loss on Wednesday, ........»»

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LOOK: Designer Mak Tumang s sketches of Catriona Gray s Miss Universe 2018 evening gowns

MANILA, Philippines – The Miss Universe preliminary competition is happening on Thursday, December 13 and fashion designer Mak Tumang posted not one, but 4 sketches of the evening gowns he made for the Philippines' bet Catriona Gray. On Facebook, Tumang gave clues, sharing: "Isa sa mga ........»»

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NLEX gets No. 4 pick, trades Mallari, Marcelo to Phoenix

MANILA, Philippines – NLEX and Phoenix agreed to a trade deal days before the 2018 PBA Draft. The Road Warriors acquired this year's No. 4 overall pick from the Fuel Masters in exchange for guard Alex Mallari and center-forward Dave Marcelo on Thursday, December 13.  Phoenix head coach Louie Alas, who ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News6 hr. 15 min. ago Related News

ONE Championship: Four World Titles make Team Lakay’s Christmas special this 2018

Christmas is one the biggest holidays in the Philippines. Incomparable to other countries, Christmas lights and holiday jingles start to play as early as September.   People from all walks of life gather on this special occasion and celebrate the holiday with food, drinks, and by spending time with friends and family.   Members of Team Lakay, the country's most renowned mixed martial arts group, have its own way of holding an annual celebration for the Yuletide season.   Housing four ONE World Champions such as Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Geje Eustaquio and Joshua Pacio, the Baguio City-headquartered camp holds a yearly Christmas party in mid-December to cap off the year.   "We have an early celebration coming up this Saturday, 15 December. We are going to have a beach house party in San Juan, La Union," Eustaquio shared.   "The gathering will celebrate our accomplishments this 2018, and also prepare for 2019. Everybody will come that day, most notably our professional athletes.”   Their way of celebration is not like any other party as it involves honoring their native tradition with a sumptuous feast and holding insightful talks for the advancement of their athletes’ career.   "We have a program, a feast, and an open mat for whoever wants to roll. Our world champions will share their experience and tell what they went through this year," Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao bared.   "This kind of gathering is our way to spend quality time with each other. This is our way to inspire other athletes, tighten our bond, and learn from each other.”   Finishing their campaign with four gold-plated belts under the ONE Championship banner, Sangiao believes that 2018 is Team Lakay’s most successful year since its inception in 2003   “It’s our biggest year. We won championship titles and received many awards this year. This is the result of our hard work, dedication, and sacrifice,” the Team Lakay headmaster said.   “Like we always say, this is our passion. We love what we do. These awards and titles are just the fruit of our hard labor.”   Although Team Lakay hauled all the titles, recognition and accolades that they could possibly get in 2018, all that matters to them is seeing each individual with gleeful smiles on their faces by the year's end.   "We are grateful for every year. We are always full of joy,” Eustaquio stated. “Seeing each other happy, seeing everyone living a peaceful life is more than enough.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports6 hr. 41 min. ago Related News

Mitchell, Jazz roll over short-handed Heat 111-84

By Matthew Coles, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 21 points and Derrick Favors had 17 to help the Utah Jazz romp over the short-handed Miami Heat 111-84 on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). "It started from the tip," Mitchell said after the Jazz led by as many as 42. "We came out strong and didn't let up." Playing against one of his basketball idols probably for the final time, Mitchell unleashed a variety of moves — the crossovers and misdirection dribbles that have prompted comparisons to a young Dwyane Wade. Mitchell has acknowledged he studies film of Wade to develop his own offensive repertoire. On Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time), Mitchell took Wade to dinner in downtown Salt Lake City and gifted him a rocking chair. Then, the second-year guard, who said he calls Wade on the phone often and picks his brain, matched up and scored on the 12-time All-Star at least a few times in the blowout. Rodney McGruder paced the Heat with 16 points and Kelly Olynyk had 14 as Miami played without Hassan Whiteside and Goran Dragic. Wade, set to retire after the season, scored six points. Less than two weeks ago, the Jazz also went up big in the first quarter against the Heat, leading by as many as 19 before allowing a 20-0 run and watching Wade sink two free throws to win it in Miami, 102-100. This time, there was no such drama. The Jazz sprinted out to a 34-10 lead on hot shooting and tenacious defense that denied the Heat any easy looks early. Favors went 7-of-8 and had eight boards in 19 minutes, while Rudy Gobert had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Kyle Korver, who has opened up the floor for the Jazz since arriving via trade from Cleveland, made four more three-pointers and scored 16 points. The Jazz have had an up-and-down year by any measure. This win marked Utah's second by 27 points or more in eight days, but the Jazz have also lost games by 33 and 50 points and have yet to reach the .500 mark at home (now 5-6). Even within the same game, the Jazz were nearly unstoppable in the first quarter — shooting 70 percent — but went through long stretches later in the game when they couldn't generate any offense and had a spate of turnovers. They ended up shooting 52.6 percent, including 16-of-32 from three-point range, with 17 turnovers. The Heat have been riding their own rollercoaster. They led by 31 in the second quarter of a win against New Orleans on Nov. 30 (Dec. 1, PHL time) and then trailed by 31 — and more — in the second quarter to the Jazz less than two weeks later. MISSING YOU Whiteside, who left the court for the locker room during the fourth quarter of a home loss to Orlando last week, is still not with the team for personal reasons. He later said he just needed to go to the bathroom, but Miami coach Erik Spoelstra was upset and said the Heat "handled it as a team." Whiteside is expected back with the club on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Dragic, who has battled a sore right knee for the last six weeks and had it drained in mid-November, missed the game — his 12th scratch of the season. Fellow guard Dion Waiters hasn't played at all since having ankle surgery in January. TIP-INS Heat: Wade, making his last regular-season appearance in Salt Lake City, got a standing ovation when he checked in midway through the first quarter and another when exited the court after the game. ... The Heat's 15 points were a season low in the first quarter for a Jazz opponent. Jazz: Raul Neto missed the game with a sore right leg. ... The win snapped a four-game skid against Miami. UP NEXT Heat: Visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time). Jazz: At the Orlando Magic on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports6 hr. 41 min. ago Related News

6 shining moments in Philippine basketball for 2018

It’s the holiday season, and there’s plenty of good cheer for Philippine basketball this 2018. We made a list of what was nice and we checked them twice!.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports6 hr. 54 min. ago Related News

AQUAMAN’ Fan Event Live in Manila, Philippines – Manila Video

Enjoy the #Aquaman Fan Event Live in Manila! #WWPH ❤️ December 11, 2018 SM Mall of Asia – Music Hall source link: AQUAMAN’ Fan Event Live in Manila, Philippines – Manila Video.....»»

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4 journalists and a newspaper are Time’s Person of the Year

Time magazine recognized journalists, including slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, as its 2018 Person of the Year in what it said was an effort to emphasize the importance of reporters’ work in an increasingly hostile world. 4 journalists and a newspaper are Time’s Person of the Year Source link: 4 journalists and a newspaper are Time’s Person of the Year.....»»

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Christmas Party at Manila Hotel – Manila Video

Christmas Reunion 2018 Cafe Ilang Ilang Manila Hotel December 9, 2018 Sunday 12nn to 3PM source link: Christmas Party at Manila Hotel – Manila Video.....»»

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After quakes and flooding, Japan picks ‘disaster’ as 2018 symbol

Japan selected the Chinese character for “disaster” as its “defining symbol” for 2018, a year that saw the country hit by deadly floods, earthquakes and storms. After quakes and flooding, Japan picks ‘disaster’ as 2018 symbol Source link: After quakes and flooding, Japan picks ‘disaster’ as 2018 symbol.....»»

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‘AQUAMAN’ Fan Event Live in Manila, Philippines (december 11, 2018) — Warner Bros. Pictures – Manila Video

source link: ‘AQUAMAN’ Fan Event Live in Manila, Philippines (december 11, 2018) — Warner Bros. Pictures – Manila Video.....»»

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