Abu Sayyaf frees 2 abducted Indonesians who are now with Sulu gov

ZAMBOANGA CITY --- Two Indonesians abducted near Taganak Island in Tawi-Tawi in November 2016 had been freed by their Abu Sayyaf captors in Sulu, the military saidSunday. A military report said Indonesians La Utu Bin La Raali and La Hadi La Edi were handed over to Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tanon Friday. Tan told the Inquirer in a text message that the Indonesians were only brought to him but he did not know the circumstances surrounding their freedom. Rear Adm. Rene Medina, commander of the Naval Forces in Western Mindanao, said the two Indonesians were boat captains of fishing vessels and they were kidnapped off Taganak Island on Nov. 5, 2016. According to Medina, Brig. Gen. C...Keep on reading: Abu Sayyaf frees 2 abducted Indonesians who are now with Sulu gov.....»»

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

Curry eyes Durant, Giannis for All-Star Game squad

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry already has a draft strategy mapped out for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. Curry is one of two captains that will select teams that will play in February's NBA All-Star Game, hosted by LA, along with Finals foe LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Talking to Mark Medina of the Bay Area News Group, Curry admitted that what James does will likely dictate his moves, as James has the first pick in the draft. No surprise though, Curry said that he would snap up reigning Finals MVP and his teammate Kevin Durant if he were available. “I’m pretty sure he [Durant] would be a pretty solid pick if you had the first pick,” Curry said. “If LeBron doesn’t take him, I probably will for sure.”   However, if Durant goes to James with the first overall selection, Curry already has a back-up in mind: Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. “He [Giannis] dunked on me last year,” Curry said. “So maybe I have to get him on my team so that doesn’t happen again.” Antetokounmpo actually dunked twice on Curry during last year's All-Star Game in New Orleans, once if you don't count the second slam, when Curry pretended to lie prone on the floor, instead of challenging the attempt. While the starters were revealed this morning (PHL time), the reserves will be unveiled next week, on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). And once again, Curry will have an eye out for his teammates, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, should the coaches vote to include them in the mix. “For sure, I put my money on that one [the two players making it as reserves],” Curry said. “They’ve deserved it in years past and our body of work as a team and what we’ve all done together has only gotten better. They should get it right.” The final rosters of Team LeBron and Team Steph will be revealed on next Thursday (next Friday, PHL time). For rules on how the draft will go down, click here......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 19th, 2018Related News

Manila court orders rearrest of Tiamzon couple

(Updated)A Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) has ordered the rearrest of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon. In a January 11 decision released publiclyon Wednesday, Manila RTC Branch 32 ordered the arrest of the Tiamzons, together with co-accused National Democratic Front (NDF) consultant Adelberto Silva granted the Department of Justice (DOJ)'s earlier motion for recommitment and cancellation of bail. In an order, Presiding Judge Thelma Bunyi-Medina said that the court "finds no reason to further allow their temporary liberty" following President Rodrigo Duterte's Proclamation No. 360, or the official termination of the peace negotiations...Keep on reading: Manila court orders rearrest of Tiamzon couple.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 17th, 2018Related News

P1.65-MILLION HAUL: Three nabbed for ‘poaching’ endangered marine species

THREE workers of a Filipino-Chinese businessman were arrested after endangered marine species were seized from their possession. Rosalie Medina, Jovin Mangubat, and Rolito Torres, were arrested 11 a.m. on Dec. 20, 2017, at Barangay Zone 1, Poblacion, Estancia, Iloilo. Members of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) Special Operations Group and Estancia Police Station, in […] The post P1.65-MILLION HAUL: Three nabbed for ‘poaching’ endangered marine species appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 20th, 2017Related News

Remains of Vietnamese kidnap victim return to Vietnam

      ZAMBOANGACITY--The remains of the Vietnamese boat captain, one of those kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf last year, had been shipped back toVietnam after Vietnamese embassy officials ordered the exhumation of the body and DNA testing last week.   Navy Rear Admiral Rene Medina, commander of the Naval Forces in Western Mindanao, confirmed that diplomats fromVietnamcame over to thePhilippinesto secure DNA samples from the body of Pham Minh Tuan.   Tuan was a boat captain of cargo vessel MV Royal-16 who was kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf bandits off Sibago Island in Basilan, along with five of his crew members onNov. 11last year.   Brigadier...Keep on reading: Remains of Vietnamese kidnap victim return to Vietnam.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 15th, 2017Related News

More Pinoys bullish on economy

More Filipinos are upbeat about the economy and expect the quality of their lives to improve over the next 12 months, according to a recent Social Weather Stations survey.   The survey of 1,500 adults held from Sept. 23 to 27 showed 43 percent of respondents expected the economy to perform better next year, while 12 percent said it would get worse, resulting in an "excellent" net economic optimism score (optimistic minus pessimistic) of plus 30.   The latest figure is three points above the "excellent" plus 27 (39 percent optimistic minus 12 percent pessimistic) seen in June. ---MARIELLE MEDINA...Keep on reading: More Pinoys bullish on economy.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 15th, 2017Related News

In Focus: This Tat Artist Is A Celeb Favorite For A Reason

Meet Mia Claravall-Reyes, the inking madame whose clientele includes JC Santos, Alex Medina, Pepe Herrera, Robin Nievera, and Maine Mendoza.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleDec 10th, 2017Related News

Film, literary stars grace ‘circles’ premiere

Respected names in Philippine show biz and literature gathered to support the premiere of Raya Martin's latest film, "Smaller and Smaller Circles." Led by TBA Studios' executive producer Fernando Ortigas and president Vincent Nebrida, the premiere was held at Greenhills Promenade Mall Cinema 6 and 7 on Dec. 2. The movie is the film adaptation of FH Batacan's acclaimed crime novel. The movie's stars Nonie Buencamino, Sid Lucero, Carla Humphries, Bembol Roco, Ricky Davao, Alex Medina, Junjun Quintana and Mae Paner graced the premiere, as well. "It's not a conventional movie," Buencamino said. "But it's a very interesting film for the common Filipino." National Artists f...Keep on reading: Film, literary stars grace ‘circles’ premiere.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 5th, 2017Related News

Miss Brazil rules 2017 Miss Asia Pacific swimsuit competition

Brazil dominated the 2017 Miss Asia Pacific International swimsuit competition held Tuesday night at the Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa in Puerto Princesa City. Francielly Ouriques not only took home the crucial Best in Swimsuit award, she was also proclaimed Best in Palawan Festival Costume for the parade of costumes made by the province's couturiers. She was also chosen as Miss Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa. The awards made her $500 richer. Chanelle Soncini from South Africa finished second in the swimsuit contest, while Nicaraguan Katering Medina placed second in the Palawan Festival Costume competition. Medina's designer, Jobelle Silvestre, was named Best Palawan Fe...Keep on reading: Miss Brazil rules 2017 Miss Asia Pacific swimsuit competition.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 21st, 2017Related News

‘Faithful’ Detroit priest beatified by Catholic church

DETROIT (AP) --- A priest who wasn't allowed to preach instead turned his ears and heart to the needy. Now, decades after his death, Solanus Casey is on a path to sainthood, celebrated as an incredibly humble man who brought people to God. Father Solanus, as he was known, was beatified Saturday at a Mass attended by more than 60,000 people at a stadium in Detroit where he spent much of his ministry. Pope Francis said he met the requirements to earn the title of "blessed," especially after a woman from Panama was instantly cured of a chronic skin disease while she prayed at his tomb in 2012. The woman, Paula Medina Zarate, had a formal role at the Mass, placing a cross in front ...Keep on reading: ‘Faithful’ Detroit priest beatified by Catholic church.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 19th, 2017Related News

'MBLifeLive with Paper + Cup Coffee featuring silent sanctuary! 'MBLifeLive wit…

#MBLifeLive with Paper + Cup Coffee featuring silent sanctuary! 🎤🎶#MBLifeLive with Paper + Cup Coffee featuring silent sanctuary, Matteo Guidicelli, Gabriel Juan Carlos Palad, Migs Matibag, OPM – Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-Aawit’s Maxine Tiongson and Jose Delos Reyes, and Maleboxph here at the Manila Bulletin lobby from 6pm to 8pm. Swing by and show… link: #MBLifeLive with Paper + Cup Coffee featuring silent sanctuary! #MBLifeLive wit….....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 17th, 2017Related News

Fake car agents flee with cop’s P180,000

Fake car sales agent Abel Medina. –CONTRIBUTED PHOTO A member of the Philippine National Police’s elite Special Action Force (SAF) was duped by two women who posed as a car firm’s employees Source link link: Fake car agents flee with cop’s P180,000.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 7th, 2017Related News

SSC outplays UPLB

LAGUNA -- San Sebastian College-Canlubang outplayed University of the Philippines-Los Baños, 76-62, to finally barge into the win column after three losses in the 2017 LACUAA basketball tournament at the SSC gym in Canlubang last Nov.4. Mark Kevin Maunahan joined hands with Jemuel and Jeniel Gastador and Jim Maurice Medina….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsNov 6th, 2017Related News

Fake car agents flee with cop’s P180,000

A member of the Philippine National Police's elite Special Action Force (SAF) was duped by two women who posed as a car firm's employees and took off with his P180,000 down payment. PO2 Jhon Paul Lim filed a complaint with the Muntinlupa City police on Friday after waiting in vain for hours for the suspects who told him they were just going to the restroom. According to case investigator SPO1 Ronaldo Pelagio, Lim and one of the suspects, who had introduced herself as Abel Medina, agreed to meet in the lobby of the Isuzu Alabang-Zapote branch at 8 a.m. on Friday. Referred by fellow cop They were joined shortly by the other female suspect. Lim said a fellow policeman had re...Keep on reading: Fake car agents flee with cop’s P180,000.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 5th, 2017Related News

Revolutionaries to Supernovas: Glamour Names Women of 2017

NEW YORK - It's been one epic year for women, a notion definitely not lost on Glamour magazine as it named U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, 27 key facilitators of the Women's March on Washington and astronau.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 2nd, 2017Related News

Maxine Medina shares horror story in ancestral home

2016 Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina during a press briefing for her horror film “Spirit of the Glass 2: The Haunted” shared her very own ghost story in their ancestral home.The post Maxine Medina shares horror story in ancestral home appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Source: Dzrhnews DzrhnewsCategory: Nov 2nd, 2017Related News

Miss U Philippines Maxine Medina defends fellow beauty queen Winwyn Marquez

2016 Miss Universe Philippines Maxine Medina defended her fellow beauty queen 2017 Miss Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas Winwyn Marquez who is being criticized by both local and foreign netizens. During aThe post Miss U Philippines Maxine Medina defends fellow beauty queen Winwyn Marquez appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Source: Dzrhnews DzrhnewsCategory: Oct 16th, 2017Related News

Maybank feats 16 Rio Paralympian Josephine Medina

By Joann Santiago MANILA, Oct. 4 (PNA)– The Maybank Foundation, through Maybank Philippines, awarded Tuesday PHP200,000 to 2016 Rio Paralympics table tennis bronze medalist Josephine Medina. Medina opened a savings account with Maybank for her reward. "Disability is not a hindrance to achieve a goal. For me, it's a way of achieving success in life," […].....»»

Source: Balita BalitaCategory: NewsOct 16th, 2017Related News

76ers put trust in oft-injured Embiid as franchise player

em>By Dan Gelston, Associated Press /em> PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid’s career statistics are measured more in tweets (2,400 and counting), Instagram followers (1.2 million-plus) and folk tales than point totals and triple-doubles. What’s your favorite Embiid story? C’mon, everyone in Philly has one. Like the time he confessed his love for Shirley Temples. Or more recently when he was spotted jogging the Philly streets for a late-night run as if he was Rocky Balboa. He even picked up a tennis racket, while still rehabbing a surgically-repaired left knee, and flashed his serve and volley under street lights. How about that one time he crashed the stage at a Meek Mill concert and danced the night away. Shirtless. What can’t this lovable social media superstar do?! Oh yeah: Play a full slate of basketball. Embiid’s highlight reel has mostly been relegated to amateur video clips and short postings on his IG story because his game action has been constrained to just 31 games in three seasons. Thirty-one games. In three seasons. Even Greg Oden can’t believe it. Embiid has achy feet, creaky knees — and enough flashes of generational talent for the Philadelphia 76ers to throw the bank at him. The Sixers agreed to give Embiid a $148 million, five-year extension simply on potential and a real fear they would lose him in two years if they didn’t show him the NBA’s version of respect now. He’s a symbol of Philadelphia’s “Trust the Process” movement that convinced a fanbase that throwing away seasons for draft picks would ultimately lead to the franchise player who could potentially take the 76ers to their first title since 1983. The Sixers put their trust in Embiid. But for the first time in coach Brett Brown’s five seasons, there’s so much more talent on the Sixers than one decent player and a bunch of castoffs and developmental league projects. The Sixers rebuild boasts two No. 1 picks in rookies Ben Simmons (who sat out with a broken foot last season) and Markelle Fultz, two No. 3 picks in Embiid and Jahlil Okafor (largely considered a bust), lottery pick Dario Saric (who can’t start after playing two years overseas) and $23 million free agent J.J Redick (who has never made an All-Star game or earned any postseason honor of note). Throw in a solid performer like Robert Covington and there’s a core there that suggests the Sixers could contend for an Eastern Conference playoff spot a year after they went 28-54. “I think the organization, Brett, the guys that have been through the tough hits here over the last several years and the fans deserve this moment,” team president Bryan Colangelo said. “There’s an opportunity to be excited, to be ready to take that next step and I feel like we’re poised to do that.” But the evolution from Team Tank to title contender will only go as far as Embiid, the seven-foot center out of Cameroon, will take them. He’s yet to play since he had surgery in March to repair a torn meniscus in his knee and has was just cleared last week to participate in 5-on-5 drills. His contract is a major risk — but the Sixers believe he was worth it. He helped the Sixers win eight of 10 games in one stretch in January, a stunning run for a team that won 10 games the previous season. “Joel is only scratching the surface, but he has all the potential and promise to go down as one of the all-time greats to wear a Sixers jersey,” Colangelo said. And a medical chart that could make him one of the all-time busts. Here are some other things to know about Philadelphia’s season: strong>FULTZ STEAM AHEAD: /strong> The Sixers took Fultz with the No. 1 pick out of Washington even though there are serious concerns about his shooting. President Donald Trump had better shooting form when he fired rolls of paper towels to hurricane survivors in Puerto Rico. Fultz’s jump shot and free-throw form has been ridiculed in the preseason and it doesn’t seem like something that can be fixed before the Oct. 18 (Oct. 19, PHL time) opener at Washington. But the Sixers like to take the long view on their prospects and Brown will give Fultz, who has a sore right shoulder, the time he needs to correct his shot and blossom into a player worthy of his pick. strong>DOWN UNDER: /strong>Simmons, last year’s No. 1 overall pick, feels forgotten in this year’s rookie class after missing a year with a broken right foot. Yeah, he doesn’t have much of a jumper, either. But the Australian can dominate around the rim and run the offense as the point guard — a dual threat that helps form a potent 1-2 punch with Embiid for a decade. strong>STAY HEALTHY: /strong>The Sixers have gone five straight years with a franchise player out for the season. They are trying to snap that streak this season and hired C. Daniel Medina Leal away from Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona and put him in charge of athlete care. “People are borderline shocked we were able to get him,” Brown said. He may be the real MVP behind the scenes as the Sixers try and put their health woes behind them. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 11th, 2017Related News

LOOK: Rodjun Cruz, Dianne Medina are engaged

LOOK: Rodjun Cruz, Dianne Medina are engaged.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 10th, 2017Related News