Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsMay 24th, 2017Related News

Maxine Medina, Bea Rose Santiago at ibang beauties, nagparada sa Santacruzan

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READ: Maxine Medina's farewell speech, message to successor

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Maxine at Kylie, binalikan ang kanilang journey sa Binibining Pilipinas 2016

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ARESTADO ang apat na big-time drug personalities na kinilalang sina Julius Garcia, 30, Jeremy Perez, 31, Zaldy Medina, at Rhanie Ampuan Magdara, sa ikinasang buy-bust operation ng mga tauhan ng Drug Enforcement Unit ng Northern Police District (NPD) sa Caloocan at Malabon City. Nakuha sa mga ito ang isang plastik na naglalaman ng shabu na [&'].....»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsApr 27th, 2017Related News

From ‘happily ever after’ to hell – CNN News

Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their &'8220;happily ever after&'8221; through a Muslim dating site. But instead of bringing love and contentment, their marriage left Islam trapped in a living nightmare. Fast forward four years &'8212; and three husbands &'' and she and her two small children are caught in limbo in northern Syria. Islam Mitat is from Morocco; Ahmed Khalil was originally from Kabul in Afghanistan, but had moved to the UK and become a British citizen by the time they met on Mitat dreamed of a career as a fashion designer, and saw a British husband as a way out of her drab existence in the Moroccan town of Oujda, near the Algerian border. Months after their first online encounter, Khalil traveled to Morocco with a woman he said was his sister. He met Mitat's family, and proposed marriage, showing them bank statements to prove his intentions were serious. &'8220;He was a normal person,&'8221; Mitat recalls, though she says he did make her swap her regular choice of clothing &'8212; tight jeans and t-shirts &'' for long dresses. After they were married, the couple traveled to Dubai, and from there to Jalalabad in Afghanistan to meet Ahmed's family. Mitat says she only stayed in Afghanistan for a month, because of the security situation there, before returning home to Morocco. Khalil went back to Dubai, but shortly afterward he called her with news. &'8220;He told me had a job in Turkey,&'8221; she says, &'8220;and we're going to go for a holiday too, me and him.&'8221; The &'8220;holiday&'8221; got off to a strange start. Instead of heading to a resort or a hotel, the couple flew to Gaziantep, on southern Turkey's border with Syria. A certified copy of Ahmed Khalil's passport shows his birthplace as Kabul in Afghanistan. A man who spoke only Turkish drove them to a house full of men, women and children. The women and children were in one room, the men in another, Mitat says. She was confused, and asked the other women where they were going. &'8220;We're going hijra,&'8221; they explained. To Syria. Hijra was the journey of the Prophet Muhammad and his followers, the fledgling Muslim community, from Mecca to Medina in 622 to escape persecution. In a modern context, it signifies escape from the tyranny of the enemies of Islam to the realm of the faithful. &'8220;When we were in Dubai he told me, 'I have for you a surprise, but I will give it to you in Turkey.' This is the surprise: to go in Syria,&'8221; she says. When she objected, Khalil's response was blunt. &'8220;You are my wife and you have to obey me,&'8221; she says he told her. Mitat says she wanted to tell Turkish border officials about her predicament, but says that as she and the others approached the Syrian border, the guards opened fire so they ran into Syria. When asked about the incident on the border, a Turkish police spokesman said he could not share information about individual cases. Once inside the country, they headed to the nearby town of Jarablus, to a guesthouse for &'8220;muhajarin&'8221; &'8212; those who were making hijra to the so-called caliphate &'' like them. Mitat says the place was packed with people from &'8220;everywhere&'8221; &'8212; the UK, Canada, France, Belgium, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Saudi Arabia. No sooner had they arrived, than Khalil was sent off for a month of military training, leaving Mitat, who was now pregnant, behind. Once he'd been trained, ISIS sent Khalil to fight. He was killed on his first day, in the battle of Kobani. After his death, Mitat says she was terrified and didn't know what to do; banned from talking to ordinary Syrians, she was forced to stay within the muhajirin community. She moved in with her husband's brother and his family, who had also traveled to Syria, but when her brother-in-law was killed too, ISIS moved her into a guesthouse, where she stayed until her son, Abdullah, was born. As Kurdish fighters closed in, ISIS told Mitat she had to marry again and get out of the area to safety, so she wed a friend of her first husband, a man known as Abu Talha Al-Almani (his name means &'8220;the German&'8221;). He took her to Manbij, northeast of Aleppo, before moving again, this time to Raqqa as Kurdish forces closed in. A month after they got there, Mitat says she divorced Abu Talha because he wouldn't let her leave the house. She says fear played a major role in her decision not to leave immediately. Islam says she was told that other people who tried to leave had their children taken away, or were forced into weeks of intense Islamic studies. All the while, Mitat was trying to escape with little Abdullah. ISIS did its best to keep her and other muhajarin away from local Syrians who might help them, and smugglers hesitated to help, because they faced execution if caught. Others asked exorbitant fees &'8212; as much as USD $5,000 &'8212; according to Mitat. Eventually ISIS compelled her to marry for a third time, this time to a man who Mitat describes as a gentle soul, called Abu Abdallah Al-Afghani. This name &'' given to him by ISIS &'8212; indicates he was of Afghan origin. Mitat, though, says he was Indian, and that his mother lived in Australia. She says he [&'].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsApr 26th, 2017Related News

Robi at Maxine, sinubukan ang Q & A challenge ng mga candidates

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Tams survive first stepladder semis phase

Far Eastern University faced a tough challenge against University of Sto. Tomas the whole match of their do-or-die stepladder semifinals. But the Tamaraws showed that they wanted the win more. FEU asserted its mastery over the Espana-based squad and showed the Tigers the exit door with an emphatic, 25-22, 27-25, 25-18, win Wednesday in the 79 suth /su UAAP men’s volleyball tournament semis at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Tamaraws duo of Greg Dolor and Jude Garcia were just unstoppable, sending missiles in every angle and the Tigers just don’t have an answer to the same suspects that punished them in their first two meetings in the elimination round. FEU advanced in the next phase of the stepladder semis adn will take on the twice-to-beat National University on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.     Down 10-16 in the third set, the Tams unearthed a fiery 15-2 rally capped by the game-clinching ace by the graduating Dolor that left UST in shock. “Masayang-masaya po ako kasi matagal po naming hinintay to. Dalawang taon din po kaming wala sa semifinals,” said Dolor. “Gusto ko pag-exit ko maganda ang nangyari sa last playing year ko sa FEU.” Dolor pounded 10 attacks in his 13-point production and added seven excellent digs for an all-around performance for the Tams. Garcia finished with 12 markers including 10 coming off kills. FEU libero Rikko Marmeto played through a hurting hand but still came up with 19 receptions and 17 digs.      The Tams completed a season sweep of the Tigers and won all of their meetings in straight sets. Only skipper Arnold Bautista scored in double figures with 12 while Manuel Medina scored with nine for UST, which gave away 28 points off their errors. Waiting in the best-of-three Finals is the three-peat seeking Ateneo de Manila.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 19th, 2017Related News


Jesus Christ portrayed by pedicab driver Efifanio Dorimon writhes in pain as Roman soldiers tie him to the cross during the Hinuklog Lenten presentation in the town of Medina, Misamis Oriental on Good Friday, April 14, 2017. The town has been hosting the Hinuklog Lenten play since the 1970s. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO   [&'].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsApr 15th, 2017Related News

Hinuklog: Lenten tradition lives on in Medina town  

MEDINA, MIsamis Oriental (MindaNews/15 April) &'8212; Every Holy Week, everyone in this town from public officials, workers, professionals to student, don their costumes and become actors in the reenactment of the traditional Lenten presentation, “Hinuklog&'8221; (Reflection or Pagnilay-nilay). Even Energy Undersecretary Benito Ranque comes home and dons his costume as a market vendor. “Eight years. [&'].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsApr 15th, 2017Related News


Residents and visitors watch the reenactment of Jesus Christ's last hours before he was nailed on the cross during the Hinoklog Lenten presentation in Medina, Misamis Oriental on Good Friday, 14 April 2017. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO.....»»

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In Focus: Five Jaw-Dropping Celebrity Travel Destinations To Add To Your Bucket List

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Tigers claw Green Spikers, inch closer to a semis berth

A long preparation against De La Salle paid off for University of Sto. Tomas as the Tigers outlasted the Green Spikers, 28-30, 25-23, 25-20, 16-25, 15-11, Wednesday to fortify their bid to clinch a semis seat in the 79th UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. UST won its fifth of six five-set matches this season and climbed to a 6-6 win-loss card in a tie at third to fourth with idle Far Eastern University.  The win also formally eliminated Adamson from the semis race. The Tigers were able to dictate the outcome of the match after shattering an 8-all deadlock with three straight points. A crucial service error by DLSU’s Cris Dumago pushed UST at match point, 14-10, but the Tigers answered with a flubbed service on the other end to give the Green Spikers another chance. DLSU surrendered the game after a miscommunication in its reception that sealed the two-hour, 14-minute duel with the Green Spikers again bowing down to UST in a five-set battle. 'Medyo maayos-ayos ang execution namin doon sa prepared na set plays. We stuck to the game plan, talagang pilit na iniiwas sa main passer nila ang service namin,” said UST coach Odjie Mamon. “Although nagi-error kami, deserving naman na i-risk kumbaga hindi outright point per madali sa amin na makapuntos.” Mamon put his trust on his wards, battle-tested in five-set matches, in the tight deciding frame. “Sinabi ko na ilaro na lang nila kasi nasa kamay na nila (ang kapalaran nila),” he said. “Wala na kaming magagawa roon eh. Nag-respond naman sila saka pinag-aralan talaga namin ang La Salle like more than three weeks.” Manuel Medina scored 15 for the Tigers while Jerico Jose had 14. Jayvee Sumagaysay finished with 13 while skipper Arnold Bautista got 12 for the Espana-based squad, which will face Adamson on April 2 before closing the elims against FEU on April 8. With a 4-8 record, the Green Spikers need to sweep its remaining games against Ateneo and University of the East. But DLSU will have to pray that there will be a tie at 8-6 slate at fourth to fifth spot to force a playoff. Geraint Bacon and Dumago scored 17 each while Arjay Onia got 16 for the Taft-based squad.     ---  Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

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Source: Pep PepCategory: EntertainmentMar 25th, 2017Related News

Tigers survive five sets thriller against Maroons

University of Sto. Tomas kept its Final Four hopes alive after surviving a five-set match against its first round tormentor University of the Philippines, 25-21, 25-21, 20-25, 18-25, 15-11, Saturday in the 79th UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Tigers tied their victim at fourth to fifth spots with 5-6 win-loss record. It was a revenge victory for the Espana-based squad after the Maroons defeated them in five sets in the first round. “Panglimang fifth set na namin ito. Sabi nga nila character-building para sa amin ang five-setters,” said UST coach Odjie Mamon, whose team won four of its five five-set matches this season. Jerico Jose scored 19 attack points in his 22-point performance while Manuel Medina and Arnold Bautista finished with 15 and 13 markers, respectively, for the Tigers. UST weathered an error-filled match after giving away 42 points and staved off UP’s last ditched attempt to make a comeback. The Maroons saved three match points to close the gap 14-11 before Alfred Valbuena put too much power on his crosscourt attack that went long that capped the two-hour, 11-minute match. The Tigers will face De La Salle before taking on Adamson and Far Eastern University to close their elims campaign. “We have three remaining games, revenge yung isa dun at yung isa para ma-attain ‘yung goal,” said Mamon. “Within expectations pa rin naman and we're hoping to get the last three games.”     John Mark Millete scored 19 points while Valbuena and Gian San Pascual finished with 17 and 10 markers, respectively, for the Maroons. UP’s remaining matches are against semis-bound National University, FEU and Adamson.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMar 25th, 2017Related News

Maxine Medina on Bb. Pilipinas 2017 candidates: "Be you!"

Maxine Medina on Bb. Pilipinas 2017 candidates: "Be you!".....»»

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Alex Medina unhurt in car accident; calls Quirino Highway "highway to hell"

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Blue Eagles secure Final Four twice-to-beat

Fueled by a trio of yellow cards in the second set, three-peat seeking Ateneo de Manila vented its ire on University of Sto. Tomas, 22-25, 25-23, 25-13, 25-21, Saturday as the unbeaten Blue Eagles secured a semifinals twice-to-beat advantage in the 79th UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Fying V Centre in San Juan. Three-time Most Valuable Player Marck Espejo unleashed his best game of the season with 27 points anchored on 23 attacks to tame the Tigers and deliver the Katipunan-based squad’s 10th straight win in as many outings and 24th in a row since last season. Ateneo started out flat but got its game going with a little push from first referee Oliver Mora. With the game tied at 7 in the second set, Mora flagged head coach Oliver Almadro, skipper Karl Baysa and setter Ish Polvorosa with yellow cards for continuous complaining to an attack error called on the Blue Eagles. Ateneo contested the error called on Baysa, saying that it was a checked ball. Almadro was fuming mad on the sidelines to eard a yellow card and his wards surprised with the call. The incident switched the Blue Eagles in killer mode as Ateneo escaped a tight second set and dominated the next two frames to send the Tigers to their sixth loss in 10 games. Manuel Medina led UST with 13 points while Jerico Jose had 11.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

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