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‘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

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#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

Blue Eagles set up Finals showdown versus Tamaraws

Hard-hitting Marck Espejo came to the rescue of Ateneo de Manila University with another stellar performance in the Blue Eagles’ 22-25, 25-22, 31-29, 25-13, win over University of Sto. Tomas in Game 3 of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference men’s division best-of-three semifinals at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan, Monday.    Espejo poured in 23 points to lead the Blue Eagles’ march into the Finals against Far Eastern University. Ateneo entered their third straight championship appearance since sweeping their way into the throne of the last two collegiate conferences of the defunct V-League. The best-of-three championship series opens on Wednesday. The four-time UAAP Most Valuable Player hammered 20 kills in his return to action after sitting out in Ateneo’s Game 2 loss last Saturday to reserve his energy in the UAAP beach volleyball tournament later that day. Coming off a slow start, Ateneo regrouped in the next two sets and used the momentum of their great escape in the third set to crush the resistance out of the Tigers.  “First of all, I thank the Lord for the strength and the power and the guidance,” said Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro. “You know naman na Marck and Karl (Baysa) are coming from beach volleyball pa rin, but still they managed to show their leadership, pati si Ish (Polvorosa). Good thing nag-deliver si Ron Medalla noong last two sets.” Gian Carlo Glorioso scored 11 points while Ishmael Rivera got 10 markers for the Katipunan-based squad. UST, behind Joshua Umandal’s inspired play, took the opening set and gave the Blue Eagles a hard time in the second before fading in the closing juncture of the second frame. Ateneo was in control of the third set, 24-20, before squandering four set points as UST forced the frames first of six deuces. Espejo pushed the Blue Eagles ahead, 30-29, before UST yielded the set with Juren Buro’s attack that went long. It was all Ateneo in the fourth frame. Umandal finished with 20 points anchored on 18 attacks, while Manuel Medina got 12 markers for the Tigers, who will take on National University in the best-of-three battle for third.   ---          Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles      .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 9th, 2017Related News

Tams claim first Finals seat, Tigers stay alive

Far Eastern University booked a men’s championship ticket in the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Saturday after sweeping National University in the best-of-three semifinals series at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Tamaraws needed five sets to turn back error-prone National University, 25-14, 16-25, 25-22, 22-25, 15-12, to close their series. Redijohn Paler showed the way for FEU with 17 points while John Paul Bugaoan scored 14. Raymond Bautista and national team member Peter Quiel finished with nine markers each for the Tams, who also took the series opener in five sets. FEU will have to wait for their Finals opponent after University of Sto. Tomas upset erstwhile unbeaten Ateneo de Manila University, 25-22, 25-23, 22-25, 25-21, to even the series, 1-1. The Tigers snapped the Blue Eagles' 8-game winning streak to force a do-or-die match on Monday. br /> The best-of-three Finals will begin on Wednesday. Joshua Umandal finished with 23 points, all from attacks, while Arnold Bautista and Manuel Medina scored 16 and 13, respectively, for UST, which took advantage of Ateneo sitting out ace player Marck Espejo and captain Karl Baysa. Espejo and Baysa are participating in the 80th UAAP beach volleyball tournament. The Bulldogs gave away 33 points off errors and had a poor service reception as they allowed FEU to score eight aces. John Vincent Ogoc slammed 18 kills in his 19-point outing while Fauzi Ismail and Madzlan Gampong scored 18 and 17 markers, respectively, for NU. Kim Malabunga finished with 11. The Bulldogs and the loser between Ateneo and UST will face off in a best-of-three battle for third place starting Wednesday. br />     br /> --- br /> Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles br />   .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 7th, 2017Related News

Ateneo faces UST, FEU challenges NU in semis series opener

The race to the championship round heats up for the four remaining teams looking to rule the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference men’s division. Game 1 of the best-of-three Final Four begins Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan with unbeaten top seed Ateneo de Manila University taking on no. 4 ranked University of Sto. Tomas at 8:00 a.m. No. 2 seed Far Eastern University clash with National University at 10:00 a.m. The Blue Eagles are bringing the momentum of its seven-game elimination sweep in a rematch with the Tigers, who they easily beat in their first meeting, 25-21, 25-17, 25-18, last September 9. Ateneo finished the elims with an emphatic 25-19, 25-19, 25-15 win over arch nemesis NU Bulldogs last Saturday. Leading Most Valuable Player contender Marck Espejo, Gian Glorioso, Ishmael Rivera, Karl Baysa and setter Ish Polvorosa are again expected to carry the fight of Ateneo, which is looking to add the PVL conference title to their collection after dominating the last two editions of the defunct V-League’s Collegiate Conference.  UST closed its elims run with a 4-3 win-loss record tied with the Bulldogs but NU took the no. 3 seed via superior match points earned. The Tigers, who will bank on the trio of Joshua Umandal, Arnold Bautista and Manuel Medina, are coming off back-to-back wins. Meanwhile, the Tamaraws hope to recover from their end of elims setback at the hands of San Beda College, 27-29, 25-15, 20-25, 25-22, 7-15 last Monday that snapped their five-game winning streak. FEU pins its hopes on John Paul Bugaoan, Redijohn Paler and Richard Solis to make a repeat win against NU, which the Tams defeated in five sets in their first meeting. Game 2 of the series is on Saturday and if necessary, Game 3 is on Monday.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles   .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 3rd, 2017Related News

UE holds Adamson scoreless in second quarter for fourth straight win

For all of the 10 minutes of the second quarter on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum, University of the East surrendered no makes to Adamson University. Riding that rare feat, the Lady Warriors cruised to a 62-44 rout of the hapless Lady Falcons that clinched for them another share of the second spot in the UAAP 80 Women’s Basketball Tournament. The emphatic win tops off what is now a fourth consecutive victory after a season-opening defeat for the girls of Aileen Lebornio. “Magandang panalo to kasi kailangan naming i-boost yung morale ng mga bata habang papalapit nang papalapit na ng second round,” the head coach said. UE claimed control right from tip-off, but only had a seven-point lead, 18-11, at the end of the opening salvo. Then the second quarter rolled along. There, the Lady Warriors completely shut down all of Adamson. There, each and every one of Love Sto. Domingo, Christine Cortizano, Eunique Chan, Bienca Ramos, Joyce Francisco, and Ruthlaine Tacula scored at least two points and outscored all of their opponents. The game was all but over from that point and the UE advantage blew up to as high as 31. In the end, Sto. Domingo had 21 points, 14 rebounds, seven steals, and six assists. Cortizano also added 13 points and 13 rebounds while Ramos contributed her own 10-point, 10-rebound double-double. Meanwhile, Far Eastern University is back to its winning ways after clamping down on the University of the Philippines, 73-49. Valerie Mamaril poured in 15 of her 21 points in the second half to shoot the Lady Tamaraws to 3-3. Their respective losses dropped the Lady Falcons to 1-4 and the Lady Maroons to 0-5. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME FEU 73 – Mamaril 21, Arellado 17, Jumuad 6, Ouano 6, Balleser 5, Quiapo 5, Bastatas 4, De Guzman 3, Antiola 2, Gerner 2, Okunlola 2, Bahuyan 0, Payadon 0, Taguioam 0. UP 49 – Esplana 11, Ordoveza 8, Medina 6, Isip 6, Rodas 5, Pesquera 5, Domingo 4, Lapid 3, Cruz 1, Bascon 0, Tan 0. QUARTER SCORES: 16-13, 31-25, 58-38, 73-49. SECOND GAME UE 62 – Sto. Domingo 21, Cotizano 13, Chan 10, Ramos 10, Francisco 4, Gayacao 2, Tacula 2, Nama 0, Requiron 0, Strachan 0. ADAMSON 44 – Alcoy 14, Araja 9, Rosario 9, Prado 8, Camacho 3, Lacson 1, Aciro 0, Cabug 0, Cacho 0, Gaite 0, Razalo 0, Tacitac 0, Villanueva 0. QUARTER SCORES: 18-11, 38-11, 53-30, 62-44. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 1st, 2017Related News

Philippines bags 20th gold, finishes fifth in Para Games

KUALA LUMPUR –  Paralympian Josephine Medina delivered Team Philippines its 20th and last gold, good for fifth overall  at the close of the ninth ASEAN Para.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 23rd, 2017Related News

Technical foul on coach energizes Tigresses to solo second

Sai Larosa was having for herself an off-game on Saturday at the MOA Arena to see University of Sto. Tomas fall behind to Far Eastern University. And then head coach Haydee Ong got was called for a technical foul at the most crucial of moments. Rallying around their head coach, the Tigresses came from behind to frustrate the Lady Tamaraws, 73-67, and claim solo second in the 80th Season of the UAAP Women’s Basketball Tournament. The ladies from Espana were trailing for majority of the matchup and still by eight, 57-65, inside the last four minutes. Things looked even worse as their mentor incurred a technical foul for continuous complaining. “I think nung na-technical ako, nabuhayan yung mga bata,” she said post-game. Indeed, taking the mantle of leadership right then and there, Larosa scored five of her 17 points in the last three minutes to spearhead her squad’s 16-2 fightback to end the game. “Si Larosa, the second half belonged to her and that turned the game over,” the head coach expressed. Larosa also collected 10 rebounds and three steals and was backstopped by Jhenn Angeles who scored 21 points. With the comeback win, UST now has sole possession of the second spot with a 3-1 record. This is already an improvement from a season ago where they only had two wins for all of the first round. For FEU, Valerie Mamaril topped the scoring column with 21 points. With ace scorer Precious Arellano held down to only nine points along with five turnovers, however, they dropped back onto a 2-2 standing. Meanwhile, De La Salle University has finally barged into the win column after downing University of the Philippines, 76-64. Riding the hot hands of Charmaine Torres and Marga Dagdagan who had 17 and 16 points, respectively, the Lady Archers improved to 1-3. The Taft-based team also locked out of the win column the Lady Maroons who remain winless after four games. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME DLSU 76 – Torres 17, Dagdagan 16, Figueroa 9, Jimenez 8, Arciga 7, Del Campo 6, Castillo 5, Vergara 4, Paraiso 2, Nuñez 2, Javier. UP 64 – Esplana 19, Isip 10, Pesquera 8, Medina 7, Tan 7: Domingo 6, Bascon 4, Ordoveza 2, Gatpatan 1, Cruz, Rodas, Amar, Lapid, Viray, Ongsiako. QUARTER SCORES: 17-14, 41-26, 57-48, 76-64. SECOND GAME UST 73 – Angeles 21, Anies 18, Larosa 17, Isanan 8, Gandalla 6, Tortillo 2, Aujero 1, Rivera 0, Capilit 0, Penaflor 0, Jerez 0, Magat 0. FEU 67 – Mamaril 21, Quiapo 11, Arellado 9, Jumuad 9, Taguiam 7, Gerner 4, Balleser 4, Antiola 2, Bastatas 0, Payadon 0, Ouano 0, De Guzman 0. QUARTER SCORES: 19-16, 35-32, 51-55, 73-67. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 23rd, 2017Related News

Tamaraws book semis ticket

Far Eastern University continued with its winning ways and secured the second semifinals berth with a straight sets victory over the listless College of St. Benilde, 25-22, 27-25, 25-21, Monday in the men’s division of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Team captain Richard Solis led the way for the Tamaraws’ fourth win in a row in five outings with 17 points – all from attacks. FEU joined unbeaten and tournament-leading Ateneo de Manila University (5-0) in the best-of-three semifinals. John Paul Bugaoan scored 13 points while Redijohn Paler added 10 for the Morayta-based squad, who sent the reigning NCAA champion Blazers to their fourth loss in as many games. Mark Orian had 11 markers while Owen Bacani chipped in 10 for CSB, which was shown the exit door in the Final Four race. Meanwhile, National University snapped a two-game slump while adding more woes to University of Sto. Tomas, 25-21, 17-25, 27-25, 25-23, in the curtain-raiser. Fauzi Ismail scattered 19 spikes in the Bulldogs’ 60 attack points to finish with 21 markers. Bryan Bagunas had 15 points while James Natividad and Kim Malabunga scored 14 and 12, respectively, as NU evened its record to 2-2. The Bulldogs pulled the Tigers down to 2-3 slate and handed UST its third loss in a row. Arnold Bautista and Manuel Medina closed the match with 12 points each in a lost cause for the Espana-based squad, which failed to capitalize on NU’s 40 errors.           --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 18th, 2017Related News

Medina eyes table tennis gold in KL Para Games

KUALA LUMPUR – Paralympics table tennis bronze medal winner Josephine Medina hopes to claim another medal in the ASEAN Para Games which begins tomorrow at th.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 16th, 2017Related News

Medina tries to extend Asean streak

Medina tries to extend Asean streak.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsSep 15th, 2017Related News