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How the Blinks love Blackpink

  The mystery vibe of black as a color, and the fun, alluring shade of pink are the perfect combo for a balanced attraction. In a similar vein, the girl pop group Blackpink broke into the music scene with a balance of talent and beauty.   The Korean group has four members---Jennie, Jisoo, Ros and Lisa.   Named World Rookie by the Gaon Chart Music Awards in 2018, Blackpink is one of today's hottest girl pop groups. It's on a winning streak, too, claiming Best New Artist (Asia) from Japan's Golden Disc Awards and Worldwide Fans Choice Top 10 from the MNET Asian Music Awards in 2018.   Internationally, its song "DDU-DU DDU-DU" broke the record fo...Keep on reading: How the Blinks love Blackpink.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 22nd, 2019Related News

Ahead of polls, Comelec reminds public to shade ballots properly

MANILA, Philippines --- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday reminded the public about the proper way to shade voting ballots ahead of the May 2019 midterm polls. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said in a press briefing that the shading threshold for the upcoming elections is 25 percent. This means that counting machines will only count the vote if a quarter of the oval was shaded. Nevertheless, Jimenez advised the public to fully shade the oval, but he also advised not to overshade it. He also told the public to use the pens provided by the Commission on Election as pencil or other pen marks may not be recognized by the machine, and not to make unnecessary rema...Keep on reading: Ahead of polls, Comelec reminds public to shade ballots properly.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 20th, 2019Related News

UST, Chadao-FEU rout respective foes

Games Tuesday: (Paco Arena, Manila) 2:00 p.m. - AMA Online Education vs McDavid 4:00 p.m. - CEU vs Diliman College-Gerry's Grill   University of Santo Tomas obliterated Batangas-EAC, 94-70, to kickstart its 2019 PBA D-League campaign on a high Monday at Paco Arena in Manila. Coach Aldin Ayo proudly paraded his new recruits with Beninese forward Soulemane Chabi Yo uncorking 19 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks to lead the charge.  Pangasinense forward Rhanz Abando also had a rousing debut with his 17 points, nine boards, two dimes, while Brent Paraiso collected eight points, six rebounds, and five assists. Meanwhile, Chadao-FEU hardly broke a sweat in its 84-62 victory over SMDC-NU in the second game. Alec Stockton triggered the rout, firing seven of his 15 points in the Tamaraws' scorching 21-8 first quarter as they easily cruised to their first victory in the Foundation Group. Sophomore guard L-Jay Gonzales did his part for Chadao-FEU with 12 points, three boards, and three assists as he slowly eases in to a bigger role with the team. Ken Tuffin and Branrey Bienes combined for 22 points and six rebounds, as Cameroonian slotman Patrick Tchuente impressed with his nine points, four rebounds, and a block. It was all Tamaraws in this game as they limited the Bulldogs to just 27-percent clip from the field and even took a lead as high as 28, 53-28, midway through the third quarter. Dave Ildefonso carried SMDC-NU in the losing cause with 14 points, five rebounds, and five assists. The Growling Tigers, on the other hand, also unveiled 18-year-old guard Mark Nonoy, who lived up to the hype to pour 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, and one steal as he became the youngest player in PBA D-League history. "Masaya kami kasi nakapaglaro agad ng maayos yung mga bago. Nakapag-adjust sila agad," he said. "Unang liga namin ito na big league. Masaya naman ako na hindi kami masyadong tight and nailabas nila yung laro nila. Yun lang naman, gusto lang namin na mailabas yung pineprepare namin." Abando led the blazing 10-0 start for the Growling Tigers that set the tone for the game, where the boys from Espana annexed the lead to as much as 33, 75-42, late in the third courtesy of Germy Mahinay's free throws. Senior playmaker Renzo Subido chipped in 11 points, five assists, and four rebounds for UST to gain an early headstart in the Aspirants Group. Earvin Mendoza led Batangas-EAC in the loss with 14 points, three steals, and two rebounds off the bench, as Allan Martin scored 10.   The Scores: First Game: UST 94 -- Chabi Yo 19, Abando 17, Nonoy 15, Subido 11, Paraiso 8, Lee 7, Mahinay 6, Pangilinan 5, Ando 4, Caunan 2. BATANGAS-EAC 70 -- E. Mendoza 14, Martin 10, Maguliano 8, Gonzales 8, De Joya 7, Dela Pena 4, Boffa 4, J. Mendoza 3, Tampoc 2, Fuentes 2, Corilla 2, Cadua 2, Taywan 2, Estacio 2. Quarters: 24-11, 45-27, 75-46, 94-70.   Second Game: CHADAO-FEU 84 -- Stockton 15, Gonzales 12, Tuffin 11, Bienes 11, Tchuente 9, Jopia 6, Ebona 5, Comboy 5, Cani 4, Flores 4, Celzo 2, Nunag 0, Bayquin 0, Casino 0, Mantua 0. SMDC-NU 62 -- D. Ildefonso 14, Gaye 12, S. Ildefonso 7, Chatman 7, Clemente 6, Galinato 3, Minerva 3, Sinclair 2, Rangel 2, Diputado 2, Oczon 2, Tibayan 2, Mangayao 0, Gallego 0, Malonzo 0. Quarters: 21-8, 45-23, 68-46, 84-62......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 18th, 2019Related News

PBA D-League: Bulanadi, Valencia-Baste sink Marinero in OT

Valencia City Bukidnon-San Sebastian College Recoletos scored its breakthrough win in the 2019 PBA D-League, repulsing Marinerong Pilipino, 110-104 in overtime Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. Allyn Bulanadi starred for the Golden Harvest, dropping a game-high 32 points, 12 coming in the big 28-point third quarter assault for his side before scoring four more to put the game away in extra time. He also had nine rebounds, three blocks, and two assists as he emerged as the new go-to-guy for San Sebastian. Coach Egay Macaraya, though, felt that the credit shouldn't be given solely to Bulanadi given how good the team recovered after squandering a 14-point fourth quarter lead. "Isang factor si Allyn, but everybody, noong extension, hindi nag-give up ang mga bata. I guess yun ang bini-build namin ngayon, building character ng Baste," he said. "Nakita ko na 'di kami nag-give up and that's the very thing na I'm very happy." Valencia-Baste looked poised to run away with the win after taking an 84-70 lead, but Mike Ayonayon and Art Aquino conspired to bring Marinerong Pilipino back in the game and tied it at 100 just as the regulation clock expired. But Bulanadi had other plans as he commanded the finishing kick the Golden Harvest needed to score the breakthrough and gain the first victory in the Foundation Group. RK Ilagan also added 28 points on a 5-of-9 shooting from threes, while also collecting seven rebounds, six assists, and three steals, while JM Calma scattered nine points, 10 boards, and two dimes for Valencia-Baste. The loss spoiled Ayonayon's 23-point night, as well as the 19 points and five rebounds from Aquino as the Skippers fell on their season opener. BOX SCORES VALENCIA-BASTE 110 -- Bulanadi 32, Ilagan 28, Calma 9, Villapando 8, Capobres 7, Dela Cruz 6, Are 5, Altamirano 5, Sumoda 4, Desoyo 3, Bonleon 3, Calahat 0, Tero 0, Loristo 0. MARINERONG PILIPINO 104 -- Ayonayon 23, Aquino 19, Wamar 15, Rodriguez 15, Santillan 12, Asistio 9, Mendoza 6, Reyes 3, Serrano 2, Victoria 0, Bonifacio 0, Bunag 0. QUARTER SCORES: 30-26, 50-53, 78-68, 100-100, 110-104......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 14th, 2019Related News

Libranza wins debut fight in US; Servania faces Castro in Carson

      MANILA, Philippines – Deprived of his United States debut 3 weeks ago, Genisis Libranza made sure he would gain instant recognition when given the chance again. Libranza, adjusting to the new fighting style of Mexican Gilberto Mendoza, won by a close but unanimous decision in their flyweight tussle Saturday night, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 10th, 2019Related News

20M workers at risk as security of tenure bill nears own endo

"Should Congress adjourn without acting on the measure, that will spell doom for these workers," TUCP president Raymond Mendoza said......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: FinanceFeb 8th, 2019Related News

Stars shade Shoemasters; Cagers gain playoff berth

The Manila Stars flirted with disaster before nipping the Marikina Shoemasters, 91-89, on Thursday and climbing to second overall in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2019Related News

To divide people of Mindanao aim of explosions, says North Cotabato Gov

DAVAO CITY – North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Taliño Mendoza on Wednesday, January 30,  said the grenade attack at a mosque in Zamboanga City and the twin bombings at the Jolo Cathedral was aimed at sowing division among the people of Mindanao. “In strongest possible terms, I condemn these ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 30th, 2019Related News
Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jan 27th, 2019Related News

Australia bakes in heat that’s sparking fires, taxing grid

MELBOURNE, Australia - Scorching heat knocked out power to homes and businesses, raised wildfire risks and sent tennis fans looking for water and shade Friday in Australia's second-largest city, which recorded its hottest day in five years. Melbourne reached 42 .8 C (109 F) by early afternoon before a sudden cooldown, though the outskirts of the city remained hot, with the airport recording 46 C (114.8 F). It was the hottest day since 2014 in the Victoria state capital, which has a population of 5 million.     The power grid began load sharing as temperatures climbed in the early afternoon, with 30,000 households and businesses at a time being switched off for a...Keep on reading: Australia bakes in heat that’s sparking fires, taxing grid.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 25th, 2019Related News

Buy-Bust Yields P102k, 3 Arrested

3 drug personalities were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Brgy. San Nicolas in Cebu City on January 24, 2018. Punta Police Station 10 led by Police Chief Inspector Keith Allen Andaya conducted the buy-bust operation in the area when they caught Kevin Mendoza and Junnel Paredes red-handed repacking contraband that is suspected to be […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsJan 24th, 2019Related News

‘No heroes needed’ as outnumbered Eagles peck Lions

Ateneo de Manila University’s starting five seemed to be its only five in Game 2 of its semifinals series against San Beda University in the 2019 Philippine Collegiate Champions League. Only RV Berjay, Jason Credo, Isaac Go, Tyler Tio, and Adrian Wong warmed up for the Blue Eagles on Thursday at the Ynares Center in Pasig. Those five also played all 10 minutes of the first quarter before the cavalry came. BJ Andrade, SJ Belangel, Jolo Mendoza, and Thirdy Ravena arrived at the venue at the midway mark of the opening salvo, but of course, needed time to change and get ready. And so, it was only early in the second period when the UAAP champions’ starters got to rest. Even then, though, the Blue Eagles in uniform paled in comparison to the 16-strong roster ready to go for San Beda And in fact, the blue and white coaching staff itself outnumbered the players they had at their disposal. Still, Ateneo stuck to its game plan and actually started strong, with Go and Wong hitting back-to-back triples. “We only had five guys (at the start) and they did a heck of a job. They kept the pace where it needed to be and that set the tone for when the other guys came in,” head coach Tab Baldwin said. Indeed, they would never take their foot off the gas pedal and found themselves surprisingly ahead by 16 at one point. In the end, the Blue Eagles, shorthanded as they were, came out on top of the Red Lions and came through in what was a must-win for them to stay alive. “No heroes needed. They just needed to do what they needed to do,” their mentor said. With that, the kings of the UAAP yet again proved their championship caliber. “They went out there and, under conditions that weren’t ideal, it just says something about them wanting to play the game the right way,” Coach Tab said. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 24th, 2019Related News

Maine Mendoza: It’s never right to hate people

"Hate is such a strong feeling. And I hope we don't let it get the best of us."   Thus said Maine Mendoza in response to a fan's Twitter post, accusing actress Ria Atayde of using the 23-year-old star's name to create hype for her projects.   "It's never right to hate ... people---whoever they may be," Maine's reply to the said netizen read. "Masyadong mabigat sa puso. Huwag sana tayo magpalamon."   Ria is the sister of Arjo Atayde, who's being linked to Maine.   Maine also urged the Twitter user to show "some respect" for the Atayde family. "Just stop this nonsense and let us all do better instead. They get projects because of their talent...Keep on reading: Maine Mendoza: It’s never right to hate people.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 23rd, 2019Related News

Serena turns ankle, wastes match points in loss to Pliskova

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams was one point — just one — from quite a comeback victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals when she turned her left ankle. Everything unraveled from there. In a startling reversal and result, Williams wasted four match points along the way to dropping the last six games of a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 loss to No. 7 seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic at Melbourne Park on Wednesday. "I was almost in the locker room," said Pliskova, who trailed 5-1 in the third set, "but now I'm standing here as the winner." So instead of Williams moving closer to an eighth championship at the Australian Open and record-tying 24th Grand Slam title overall, it is Pliskova who will continue her pursuit of her first major trophy. In the semifinals, Pliskova will face No. 4-seeded Naomi Osaka, who advanced by beating No. 6 Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-1 earlier Wednesday. Williams' surprising loss scuttled a much-anticipated rematch after her loss to Osaka in the chaotic U.S. Open final last September. The 37-year-old American's match against Pliskova was played under a stifling sun, with the temperature around 80 degrees (25 Celsius), and Williams often stepped into the patches of shade behind each baseline. She did not start well, not well at all, and her mistakes were mounting and deficit was growing. Only after trailing by a set and a break at 3-2 in the second did Williams seem to get going. From there, she immediately earned her first break point of the match and converted it to get to 3-all, beginning a run in which she claimed nine of 11 games. That seemed to put her in control. And then it all changed. Serving for the victory at 5-1, 40-30, Williams was called for a foot fault — reminiscent of an infamous such call at the U.S. Open a decade ago. During the ensuing point Wednesday, Williams twisted her left ankle and dumped a forehand into the net. She grabbed at her foot right afterward, and would go on to cede that game. Not a big deal, right? She still had a sizable lead. Except three more match points would follow, and Pliskova staved off each one. Williams would again serve for the match at 5-3 — and again get broken. The owner of the most feared and respected serve in women's tennis was broken for a third time in a row at 5-all, and Pliskova was on her way. "She got a little bit shaky in the end," Pliskova said. "So I took my chances. And I won.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 23rd, 2019Related News

Arjo Atayde is exclusively dating Maine Mendoza

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Arjo Atayde confirmed that he and Eat Bulaga host Maine Mendoza are going out. "We're exclusively dating," Arjo said after the press conference for the movie 'Tol on Tuesday, January 22. "We are exclusively dating. I am at my happiest now and further details I will not ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 23rd, 2019Related News

Fil-Am actors sound off on Broadway opportunities

  NEW YORK --- Fil-Am and other Asian American actors have gained mileage in the Broadway industry but are still facing much headwind, according to a panel at this year's BroadwayCon, which included Fil-Am actors Jaygee Macapugay and Orville Mendoza.   The panel opened with some facts: out of the 30 shows currently in the 41 theaters on Broadway, only nine have Asian American actors in lead or feature roles.   The group also noted that so far on Broadway, there has only been one male Asian American playwright who has been produced (David Henry Hwang) and only one female (Young Jean Lee).   Held in Manhattan, Broadwaycon is a multiday expositio...Keep on reading: Fil-Am actors sound off on Broadway opportunities.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 22nd, 2019Related News

Nieto twins late to San Beda clash due to class

MANILA, Philippines – Better late than never, they always say. The Nieto twins Matt and Mike were noticeably absent from the lineup as UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles faced NCAA kings San Beda Red Lions in Game 1 of the PCCL President's Cup semifinals. Apparently, the twins along with Jolo Mendoza and Tyler Tio were ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 22nd, 2019Related News

NCAA: JRU gets building block for future in John Amores

Last season, Jose Rizal University had its worst showing in the Vergel Meneses era. Still, the Heavy Bombers have reason to hope in the new year in the form of John Amores. “Sa JRU pa rin po ako mag-college,” he said. Amores, a 6-foot-2 stocky swingman, was the leader of the Light Bomber crew that was the pleasant surprise of the NCAA 94 Juniors a year ago. As they made a welcome return to the Final Four, so did Amores make himself the Most Improved Player with per game counts of a team-best 17.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.3 steals. Now, the 19-year-old has committed to help JRU’s Seniors squad make its own welcome return to the Final Four. Amores will add much-needed scoring to the Heavy Bombers who trudged through a 3-15 campaign a season ago. He is also expected to bring over his physical defense in the next level. Alongside him will be another John the Kalentong ballers are hoping to be a huge help for them. John Delos Santos, an explosive point guard, will still be with his running mate, now for JRU Seniors. He averaged 11.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 2.3 steals last year as the Light Bombers’ court general. Amores and Delos Santos are expected to make an immediate impact so that team leader Jed Mendoza will finally get the supporting cast he needs. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 21st, 2019Related News

Brillante Mendoza& rsquo;s & lsquo;Alpha& rsquo; unreels in theaters nationwide

Brillante Mendoza& rsquo;s & lsquo;Alpha& rsquo; unreels in theaters nationwide.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesJan 18th, 2019Related News

Stephen King steps in to save Maine paper s book reviews

NEW YORK, USA – When Stephen King's local newspaper, under financial pressure, announced it would cut regional book reviews, the horror author swooped in – and managed to save the section with just a few tweets. The story began on Friday, January 11 when King shared that The ........»»

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