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It is Hard…

It is hard To forget To apologize To save money To be unselfish To avoid mistakes To keep out of a rut To begin all over again To make the best of all things To keep your temper at all times To think first and act afterwards To maintain a high standard To keep on […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: News22 min. ago Related News

‘Soldier’s Heart’ ni Gerald pasabog; hindi tinipid ng ABS

Watched week’s episode of “A Soldier’s Heart” na pinagbibidahan nina Gerald Anderson, Yves Flores, Jerome Ponce, Vin Abrenica,  Carlo Aquino, Elmo Magalona and Nash Aguas. The story is about soldiers and ABS-CBN left no stone unturned to make it one of the best teleseryes to be launched this year. Hindi nagtipid ang network sa pagpapakita […] The post ‘Soldier’s Heart’ ni Gerald pasabog; hindi tinipid ng ABS appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News6 hr. 9 min. ago Related News

‘Let my salvation reach to the ends of the earth’

It is too little, the Lord says, for your to be my servant, to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and restore the survivors of Israel; I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth. – The Book of Isaiah, 49:6 It started with […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News10 hr. 34 min. ago Related News

Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks

BINAN City, Laguna – Ash spewed by Taal Volcano is being mixed with plastic waste to make bricks in an inventive response to the country’s persistent problems of pollution and frequent natural disasters. The Taal Volcano burst into life nearly a week ago, sending towering dust columns into the sky and leaving this nearby city […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: News18 hr. 8 min. ago Related News

Joshua & Julia: ‘We’re okay. Thanks for asking’

Julia Barretto: ‘One of the things that I’m super grateful for is that we were able to protect and make sure that the friendship will stay and will remain. And tama siya (Joshua), when I first saw him also, it felt familiar. Kumbaga, parang it’s a familiar place, it’s a comfortable, safe place.’.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2020Related News

Still some positives for Meralco even though third time wasn t the charm

Meralco has now been at the losing end in all three of its matchups in its PBA Governors' Cup Finals trilogy opposite Ginebra. The Bolts' hearts were broken by Justin Brownlee in 2016 before falling short once more a year later. Now, head coach Norman Black and his wards lost the last three games to surrender yet another title to the Gin Kings. Nonetheless, the fact that Meralco is even here is actually something to celebrate. "We came in 11th- and eighth-place before the third conference so the addition of Raymond [Almazan], the addition of Allein [Maliksi], and of course, the return of AD (Allen Durham) have us a more competitive team and gave us a chance to win a championship," Coach Norman said. Indeed, the Bolts finished 11th at 3-8 in the Philippine Cup and then ended ninth at 4-7 in the Commissioner's Cup. With Almazan and Maliksi, as well as rookie Bong Quinto, reinforcing a core comprised of Durham, Baser Amer, Cliff Hodge, and Chris Newsome, though, they seemed to have the best shot at the franchise's first title. Unfortunately for them, it wasn't meant to be - especially after Almazan's knee injury in Game 3. Nonetheless, Meralco still scored a trophy - its third in the last four seasons. As Coach Norman put it, "The positive side is we made it to the championship which means we started the league with 12 teams and there were only two left and we were one of them." He then continued, "While that's not something that's gonna make you happy, at the same time, it's better than coming in third or fourth or fifth or sixth." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 17th, 2020Related News

Apokalipsis

< 1 MIN READ Ni RENE BOY ABIVA www.nordis.net (Tugon Sa Pangako Ng Make America Great Again At Sa Napipintong Digmang Golpo) “Sinasabi ng nagpapatotoo sa lahat ng (tulang) ito, tiyak na nga! Darating ako!” -Pahayag 22:20 Ilang beses na ba akong sumilip sa ibabaw ng mundo gaya ng araw sa bawat bukang-liwayway tuwing (m)napagtatagumpayan ng rebolusyon ang pag-inog […] The post Apokalipsis appeared first on Northern Dispatch......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2020Related News

Pit Señor: A complete pilgrim s guide to Santo Niño de Cebu

CEBU, Philippines – How does one make a complete pilgrimage to Cebu City’s Basilica Minore del Santo Niño? For the city’s Catholics, devotion to the Holy Child is maintained through visits to the basilica on Fridays throughout the year. On this day, priests of the Order of Saint Augustine take ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2020Related News

APOKALIPSIS

< 1 MIN READ (Tugon Sa Pangako Ng Make America Great Again At Sa Napipintong Digmang Golpo) ni R.B.A “Sinasabi ng nagpapatotoo sa lahat ng (tulang) ito, tiyak na nga! Darating ako!” -Pahayag 22:20 Ilang beses na ba akong sumilip sa ibabaw ng mundo gaya ng araw sa bawat bukang-liwayway tuwing (m)napagtatagumpayan ng rebolusyon ang pag-inog laban sa kontradiksyon […] The post APOKALIPSIS appeared first on Northern Dispatch......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2020Related News

PBA: Tenorio, Ginebra dedicate Finals to Batangueños

Easily the biggest national story this week is the eruption of the Taal volcano and the effect it continues to have on our fellow Filipinos particularly in the Batangas area. Ginebra's LA Tenorio, a native of Nasugbu, has expressed his concern for his fellow Batangueños affected by Taal's volcanic activity. "Sa lahat ng mga kababayan ko sa Batangas, mag-ingat tayo, sundin ang sinasabi ng mga officials and make sure na handa tayo sa lahat ng nangyayari," he said. "Make sure na alam natin kung saan tayo pupunta pag may nangyari na sumabog ulit ang bulkan. Ingat lang po. Rest assured na yung dasal namin dito sa Manila, laging nandyan para sa inyo," Tenorio added. LA says that his family is good, especisally those in Nasugbu. "Lahat ng family ko at relatives ko, sa Nasugbu. They're okay. Some of my cousins are doing voluntary work also and yung school dun naging one of the evacuation centers sa Batangas," he said. "I keep in touch with the family. My parents are here since nangyari. They're ok, but my 97-year-old grandfather is there, but he's okay," Tenorio added. With an ongoing PBA Governors' Cup Finals, Ginebra's Game 4 win was dedicated to the people of Batangas. With Ginebra up 3-1 in the series, a possible title is also dedicated to the families affected by Taal. "I told the players na we dedicate this win and hopefully, the championship on Friday for our kababayans in Batangas. Walang ikakasaya ang mga fans natin sa Batangas kung hindi yung championship," Tenorio said. "We're really dedicating this championship for our kababayan, especially mga kababayan ko sa Batangas. Hopefully makuha namin sa Friday to make them smile, by winning the championship," he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 16th, 2020Related News

NCAA Season 95: Lady Bombers blast Lady Stags in five-set escape act

Dolly Verzosa displayed an all-around effort to anchor Jose Rizal University’s come-from-behind 22-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-21, 15-8, victory over San Sebastian College on Thursday in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. The third-year hitter scored six of her game-high 21 points in the fifth set including the match-clinching down the line hit as the Lady Bombers debuted with a bang and extended its elimination head-to-head winning streak over the Lady Stags to three. The skipper added 20 digs out of 33 attempts for JRU, which also made its presence felt at the net with 14 kill blocks. Three other Lady Bombers scored in double figures, giving head coach Mia Tioseco high hopes of a return stint to the Final Four after missing last year’s cut. “We're very hopeful na we make it to the Final Four,” said Tioseco. “So hopefully from here, we build towards that goal.” But the mentor pointed out that they still have a lot to work on. “Kailangan pa more on defense, kailangan pang may mga plantsahin pa kami, medyo may miscommunication pa sa loob but then again, start of the season, hopefully maayos namin,” she said. Sydney Niegos had 13 markers with five coming off kill blocks while Riza Rose and setter Renesa Melgar had 12 and 11 markers, respectively, for JRU. Melgar had eight excellent sets. Riding the momentum of their fourth set win, the Lady Bombers started out hot in the deciding frame. SSC-R cut its deficit to 8-7 before JRU behind Verzosa countered with a 7-1 blast to claim the win in two hours and three minutes. The young Lady Stags, who only had five holdovers from last year, got 17 markers and 11 excellent receptions from veteran Shannai Requierme while Kamille Tan and Jamille Carreon scored 15 and 14, respectively. Libero Jewelle Bermillo tallied 36 digs. Meanwhile, the Heavy Bombers also opened their campaign on a high note with a 25-14, 27-25, 25-14, win over the Stags. SSC-R avoided a shutout with the Staglets salvaging a win over the Light Bombers, 25-15, 25-15, 25-22.     ---        Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 16th, 2020Related News

ALA’s new breed

It was in 1985 when Antonio Lopez Aldeguer, known as ALA, established a boxing stable in Cebu and gave an opportunity for Filipinos to make a living out of the sport......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJan 16th, 2020Related News

Russian government resigns after Putin announces reforms

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced Wednesday, January 15, that the government was resigning, following President Vladimir Putin's  proposal for a series of constitutional reforms .  In a televised meeting with the Russian president, Medvedev said the reforms would make significant changes to the country's balance of power and so ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2020Related News

‘Love Thy Woman’ nina Kim Chiu, Xian Lim at Yam Concepcion, ilalagay sa panghapon?

SA WAKAS ay inilabas na ng ABS-CBN ang teaser trailer ng kanilang upcoming TV shows. Inumpisahan ito ng comeback teleserye ng tambalang LizQuen nina Liza Soberano at Enrique Gil na ‘Make it With You’ at ‘A Soldier’s Heart’ na pinagbibidahan nina Gerald Anderson, Carlo Aquino, Sue Ramirez at marami pang iba. Ito ang papalit sa […] The post ‘Love Thy Woman’ nina Kim Chiu, Xian Lim at Yam Concepcion, ilalagay sa panghapon? appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Source: Pinoyparazzi PinoyparazziCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2020Related News

Game 4 PBA Finals: Brownlee makes statement in Ginebra’s convincing Game 4 win

Barangay Ginebra is closing in on another PBA title at the expense of Meralco. Justin Brownlee went full beast mode in Game 4 Wednesday at the Big Dome, leading the Gin Kings’ charge in Game 4 of the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals and taking a convincing 94-72 win over the Bolts. After seeing rival Allen Durham win a record third Best Import award, it was Brownlee who played like the league’s top reinforcement, dominating for 27 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, five steals, and four blocks. With a 3-1 series lead, Ginebra is one win away from a third Governors’ Cup title against the Bolts in four seasons. The Gin Kings can close it out Friday at the MOA Arena. Game 4 started as a defensive slugfest with the opening period ending with an unsightly score of 14-all. But as Brownlee's offense picked up, he scored 15 points in the second, so did Ginebra's. The Gin Kings poured it on the rest of the way, leading by as many as 27 points, as the Bolts' offense never got it going. After Brownlee, Stanley Pringle continued to make his case as a possible Finals MVP with 21 points and seven rebounds in a starting role. Scottie Thompson likewise had a good game, dropping 16 points in the victory. Meralco's shooting has abandoned the team with the Bolts shooting just 37 percent from the field, including 3/26 from deep. Allen Durham was the high man with 21 points and 27 rebounds while Chris Newsome added 12. Raymond Almazan, suffering from a lateral meniscus tear on his left knee, started for the Bolts and finished with 12 points and nine rebounds in 28 minutes.   The Scores: Ginebra 94 - Brownlee 27, Pringle 21, Thompson 16, Tenorio 8, Dillinger 7, Aguilar 5, Caguioa 5, Mariano 3, Slaughter 2, Caperal 0, Chan 0, Dela Cruz 0. Meralco 72 - Durham 21, Newsome 12, Almazan 12, Quinto 7, Salva 6, Maliksi 6, Caram 4, Amer 2, Hodge 2, Faundo 0, Jackson 0, Pinto 0. Quarterscores: 14-14, 42-31, 70-55, 94-72. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 15th, 2020Related News

PBA Finals: Cone, Ginebra wary of Meralco comeback

Barangay Ginebra is on the cusp of claiming its third PBA Governors’ Cup in four years. But Gin Kings coach Tim Cone knows too well that Meralco won’t just bow down and give up just like in their past two meetings in the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals. Closing the best-of-seven Finals in Game 5 on Friday is easier said than done.   “I would love it if it did, but no, I don't think so,” said Cone when asked of the possibility of finishing off the Bolts in their next game after Ginebra took a 3-1 series lead following an emphatic 94-72 rout on Wednesday at the Big Dome. The Gin Kings beat Meralco in the 2016 and 2017 editions of the season-ending conference in six and seven games, respectively, and judging from experience, Cone pointed out that it will take a lot of effort to take down the Bolts. “I mean, we will try our best, obviously, but you know, this team has shown a lot of character in the past when we played them,” said Cone. “We got up 2-0 on them and they came back and beat us two straight in one series. So we know they're capable of coming back.” Game 4 began as a tight match before Ginebra found its rhythm in the second quarter and took advantage of Meralco’s woeful shooting and lack of energy except for its workhorse Best Import winner Allen Durham, who toiled for 21 points, 27 rebounds and seven assists only to see his effort come into waste. The Gin Kings also exploited the fact that Bolts big man Raymond Almazan wasn’t 100% and still recovering from a left knee injury he sustained in Game 3. Almazan showed great heart playing through pain and limping as he scored 12 points and grabbed nine boards. “I think a lot of it is gonna depend on, again on Almazan's injury. But you know, I mean, it'll be silly for us to say that we think it's gonna be over,” said Cone. “But it's also silly for us to say if we don't think we're gonna try our best to make it over, to get it over, I should say.” Still, Cone is aware that they still need to win one more. And that could be a challenging task. “I have lost a 3-1 lead before, in a series. I lost it to Ryan Gregorio and Purefoods, and I'll never forget that,” Cone recalled. “It was in the semifinals, we were up 3-1, and I think that's only happened a few times in PBA history, and it happened to the team I coached.” “So I'm well aware that a team can come back. You just can't give them the momentum and the confidence that they'll be searching for,” he said. So, we're gonna have to go out and try to make a statement early in Game 5.”     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 15th, 2020Related News

Manila’s Gabriel seizes opportunity in MPBL win over Paranaque

With Manila-Frontrow head coach Tino Pinat opting to sit out Gabby Espinas and Marvin Hayes in their Chooks-to-Go/MPBL bout against Paranaque-Yabo Sports last Tuesday, Jonjon Gabriel made sure to make the most out of the situation......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJan 15th, 2020Related News

Powell, Doncic lead Mavericks past beat-up Warriors 124-97

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dwight Powell scored 21 points and was perfect from the floor in his return to the Bay Area after starring at Stanford, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Golden State Warriors 124-97 on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). Luka Doncic added 20 points and eight rebounds as the Mavericks won their fourth straight against the Warriors — three in a row on their home floor. Powell shot 9 for 9 and grabbed six rebounds. Jordan Poole came off the bench to score 17 points for Golden State. Fellow reserve Eric Paschall added 16, while D'Angelo Russell and Glenn Robinson III had 13 apiece. The Warriors lost their eighth consecutive game and fourth straight at Chase Center. And injury-plagued Golden State lost another player when guard Jacob Evans III was taken to a hospital to be evaluated for a head injury. He was helped off the court with 4:38 left in the first half after getting hit with an elbow by Powell as they fought for a rebound. The Warriors trailed by as many as 28, then used a 13-0 run in the third quarter to make things interesting. Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis, who had been listed as questionable, sat out an eighth straight game. He has been feeling ill and is still dealing with soreness in his right knee. He could be ready in time to face the Kings in Sacramento on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). “With him being under the weather and the rehab of the knee, it’s just the stars didn’t align for tonight," coach Rick Carlisle said. “Tomorrow night might be a possibility, but he’s going to work out before and we will see where we are tomorrow." Dallas made six of its first 12 shots from 3-point range — three by Maxi Kleber — and built a 28-18 lead while hitting 11 of its initial 20 shots overall. The Warriors started 8 for 20, with four baskets by Russell. TIP-INS Mavericks: Dallas has won the last three meetings by a combined 95 points, including 142-94 on Nov. 20 (Nov. 21, PHL time) at home and 141-121 in San Francisco on Dec. 28 (Dec. 29, PHL time). The Mavericks already had won the season series for the first time since taking two of three in 2011-12, but have now swept the regular-season matchups for the first time since winning all four in 2002-03. ... The Mavericks are 9-2 on the road vs. the Western Conference. Warriors: Golden State is expected to sign F Marquese Chriss as a two-way player Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time), just more than a week after he was waived by the team last Tuesday (last Wednesday, PHL time). There was a two-way spot open as Golden State worked to sign Damion Lee to a standard NBA contract after he expired his NBA service time allotment as a two-way player. Chriss will now split time with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G League. The 22-year-old Chriss provided a boost for the injury-plagued Warriors after signing as a free agent in late September, averaging 7.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 17.7 minutes over 37 games with three starts. ... The Warriors are 5-9 against the West at home. THOMPSON’S TRIP Klay Thompson will have his No. 1 jersey retired at Washington State on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), traveling on owner Joe Lacob’s private plane to Pullman, Washington, for the halftime ceremony when the Cougars host Oregon State. “I haven't been back in about five years,” Thompson said. “To go back and see the people I really grew up with, the community that really embraced me, it's very nostalgic and it's just really cool because that was a dream of mine leaving Pullman. I didn't think it would ever come true and it did, so it's exciting." Splash Brother Stephen Curry can't wait to go along, as well as Zaza Pachuila and Mike Dunleavy. General manager Bob Myers is scheduled for a surgery and won't make it. “I heard it’s pretty cool there," he said, then later said with a smile, “Go Cougs!” UP NEXT Mavericks: At the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) in a Northern California back-to-back. Warriors: Host the Denver Nuggets on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) as part of a three-game, every-other-night homestand. Golden State has won the last three meetings overall and three straight at home vs. Denver......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 15th, 2020Related News

Isner outlasts Sandgren at ASB Classic; top-seed ousted

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Two-time champion John Isner beat defending champion Tennys Sandgren 7-6 (3), 6-7 (1), 6-3 Wednesday in an all-American second round match at the ASB Classic. The only previous meeting between the pair, in Stockholm in 2018, went to three tie-breaks. Fourth-seeded Isner finally bucked that trend when achieved the first service break of the match in the fifth game of the third set and went to win the set in 28 minutes. "Of course I'm happy about that," Isner said. "It's always a tough match playing Tennys. He does a lot of things really, really well on the court and when he and I match up it's inevitably going to be close and that was the case today. "I've very happy to get through and get through in somewhat comfortable fashion." Isner won the tournament in 2010 — his first ATP title — and again in 2014 for his only tournament wins outside the United States. While he has returned regularly, the last few years have not been as kind. "I've always been a pretty slow starter so I'm very happy to win this match today," he said. "I've lost my first match here the last three years I think. So I've bucked that trend in 2020 and I'm very happy about I hope I can play better tomorrow." The day didn't start well for Sandgren. Because the Auckland tournament is being held a week later than usual the points Sandgren won last year, and which he would have defended, have expired and he dropped 33 ranking spots to No. 101. But he started the match stronger than Isner. The 20th-ranked Isner was expected to dominate on serve but it was Sandgren whose serve was more formidable in the first set: he won his first two service games to love and dropped only three points on serve before the set went to a tiebreak. A medical emergency in the bleachers caused a 10 minute delay before the tiebreaker began and Sandgren appeared to lose momentum. He double faulted on the first point and couldn't recover, conceding the set. He still looked out of form at the start of the second set, going to five deuces before winning his first service game while Isner held comfortably, steadily increasing his tally of aces. The set again went to a tiebreak in which Sandgren was suddenly dominant, winning 7-1 to level the match. Isner finally won a service break in the fifth game of the second set after a pivotal rally which lasted 26 shots, the longest of the match. He broke again in the ninth game to seal the match in 2-1/4 hours. Organizers scheduled 18 matches on Wednesday, including first and second round singles, to make up for time lost the day before when only two matches were completed due to rain. The 38-year-old Spaniard Feliciano Lopez was among players who had to play two matches on the same cay and in his second he upset top-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Lopez was on court 2-1/2 hours for a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 first round win over compatriot Pablo Andujar and returned to beat Fognini in just under two hours. "Not bad for a 38-year-old," Lopez said. "Because it rained yesterday I had to play two matches today. "The first match was tough but I honestly think it was very helpful for me in order to play against Fabio because this morning was my first match this year so far, it was 2-1/2 hours and that was very helpful for me. "Without that match I don't think I could have played the way I played against Fabio.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 15th, 2020Related News

UP varsities, alumni group call for donations to Taal volcano eruption victims

MANILA, Philippines – Varsity teams of the UP Fighting Maroons program are set to make an assist off the court starting Wednesday, January 15, as they called for donations in the aftermath of the tragic Taal Volcano eruption this week. Led by top alumni group Nowhere to go but UP, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2020Related News