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Queen to rock you at Oscars 2019

MANILA, Philippines – "Don't stop me now," Queen sings, and this lyric holds true, as 70's British rock band Queen isn't showing any signs of slowing down. They're set to  rock the Oscars stage on Sunday, February 24 (Monday, February 25, Philippine time).  Both The Academy and the band ........»»

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Winwyn: Breakup with Mark no gimmick

Winwyn Marquez insisted that the revelation she made about her breakup with Mark Herras---at a recent press conference for her upcoming movie "Time & Again"---wasn't a gimmick.   In the Q&A proper of the event, which took place on Valentine's Day, Winwyn warily admitted that she's now single, after much prodding from the show biz press about whether or not she had plans that night.   "It (the question) was hard to dodge. I don't have a date, so I might as well just say the truth," the beauty queen-actress told the Inquirer in an interview.   "If I really intended to use this for promo, I could have claimed that there are sparks between me and ...Keep on reading: Winwyn: Breakup with Mark no gimmick.....»»

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UAAP Season 81: DLSU players impose social media ban

De La Salle University’s signature swagger is definitely back. Haters and bashers can say whatever they want on social media against the Lady Spikers, for all they care. They won’t even see them anyway. DLSU players made a self-imposed rule among themselves to have a social media ban for at least the duration of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament to avoid distractions and keep their focus on the goal of putting their names on history books with a four-peat championship.   “Wala na, deleted na Twitter namin before mag-start ng season,” said new Queen Spiker Des Cheng, who is in her final year for the green and white. The Lady Spikers opened their title-retention bid with a masterful, 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19, dismantling of archrival Ateneo de Manila University Sunday at the MOA Arena. “Sa amin lang (nag-impose). Kahit sa mga rookies sinabihan namin kasi ‘yung hype sa Twitter sobrang iba. Sobrang iba talaga,” said Cheng, who scored 13 points. “Ayun shutdown muna ang Twitter namin. Sabi namin. ‘Kahit hindi nyo i-delete ang Twitter basta ‘wag na kayong magsi-search ng whatever na gusto n’yong i-search.’” “’Pabayaan n’yo na lang. Kung gusto n’yong mag-tweet OK lang pero ‘yung magbabasa kayo na maapektuhan kayo ‘wag na kasi makakasira ng talaga ng laro ‘yun’. So um-OK naman sila,” Cheng added. The graduating hitter became the spark plug and energizer of DLSU during the early clash of powerhouse teams with her on-court antics that Lady Spikers’ fans love to watch and their opposing team’s supporters love to hate. Her contagious energy rubbed in to her teammates and even got head coach Ramil De Jesus, who’s known to be a dead-serious mentor during games, animated by exchanging high fives and flaunting his dimpled smile in DLSU’s earned points. It may be too much for others’ taste but Cheng cleared that it was just a way of pumping up the team.         “Siyempre kailangan nga may magsisimula ng spark para sumunod sila. Parang doon nga na lahat kami nabuhayan,” she said.       --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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Miriam Quiambao, Ardy Roberto welcome son Elijah

MANILA, Philippines – Former beauty queen Miriam Quiambao welcomed her son Elijah on Saturday, February 16 at the Asian Hospital. In an Instagram post, Miriam's husband Ardy Roberto wrote: "Welcome to the world, Elijah!  Thanks for your prayers! Everything went well with the emergency CS tonight. Had a great team ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 17th, 2019Related News

Prince Philip won’t be charged in UK car crash

LONDON --- Prince Philip won't face charges in connection with a car collision that left two women injured, British prosecutors said Thursday. The decision came just days after Buckingham Palace said the 97-year-old royal would stop driving. The husband of Queen Elizabeth II was driving a Land Rover near the royal family's Sandringham estate in eastern England when he smashed into another car on Jan. 17. Philip needed help to get out of the vehicle, but he wasn't injured. Two women in the other car were injured, but not seriously. A 9-month-old child in the car was unhurt. Both Philip and the other driver were given breath tests and passed. "We took into account all of th...Keep on reading: Prince Philip won’t be charged in UK car crash.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 14th, 2019Related News

WATCH: The Frozen II teaser trailer shows Elsa charging into a raging sea

MANILA, Philippines – It would appear that the upcoming sequel to Disney’s Frozen will see Elsa’s ice powers tested in a very real way. The first teaser trailer for Frozen II was released by Disney on February 13, and the almost 2-minute clip opens with Elsa, Queen of Arendelle, on a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 14th, 2019Related News

The sassy queen of American hip-hop

The sassy queen of American hip-hop.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesFeb 13th, 2019Related News

UAAP Season 81: Dawn of a new era for the Lady Eagles

For five years, Ateneo de Manila University embraced the ‘happy, happy’ and heartstrong mantra preached by former mentor Tai Bundit. This coming UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament will be the dawn of a new era for the Lady Eagles under new head coach Oliver Almadro. Known as a great motivator who engineered three straight title conquests in the men’s division, Almadro brings to the Lady Eagles a new system and injects and a different approach to the game. “My players trust naman kung ano ang sistema namin, yun ang maganda,” said Almadro, who replaced Bundit after Season 80. “My players naman are slowly getting the system kasi seven months pa lang ako sa Ateneo.” “Sad part lang talaga na ang nga seniors ko, sina Bea (De Leon) and Maddie (Madyag), is [sic] on their last playing years. Kung mayroon pa sanang isang taon medyo may buwelo pero wala na,” he added. “We really have to give our best, we really have to give all-out this year. We have to mature right away.” Almadro also wants his wards to adopt a simple mindset: ‘be better than their best’. "The mindset of my players is to just aim at what is above, play right and be better than their best. Kung ano ang ibinigay nila sa mga previous tournaments they just have to be better than that. Yan ang mindset namin," Almadro said. Bundit handled the Lady Eagles for five years and gave Ateneo its breakthrough crown in Season 76 and a rare tournament sweep in Season 77. For his first order of business, Almadro will try to bring the Lady Eagles back into the Final Four and eventually a return stint to the championship after missing the Finals last year. Ateneo missed the Finals last year after six straight championship appearances and settled for a third place finish.      “Well, realistic goal, of course, first, to be in the Final Four. Because if we reach the Final Four, we have a chance and opportunity to be in the Finals,” said Almadro, who steered the Marck Espejo-led Blue Eagles to three straight titles from Season 77 to 79. “Now, kapag nasa Final Four na, saka natin pag-isipan kung anong mangyayari doon. But of course, all teams are aiming on what is above always, which is the championship.” Almadro will have in his hands a squad with a good mix of veterans and promising rookies. Seasoned players and co-team captains Bea De Leon, Maddie Madayag and Kim Gequillana will return for their swan songs for the blue and white as well as other veterans Kat Tolentino, Ponggay Gaston and last year’s Best Setter Deanna Wong. Rookies Vanessa Gandler and Jaja Maraguinot, sister of former Ateneo hitter Jho Maraguinot who graduated last year, also showed a glimpse of their game during the pre-season, making the Lady Eagles one of the top title contenders.    “I have 60 percent veterans and 40 percent rookies. Hindi siya 50-50 pero vital role kasi 'yung rookies ko kasi in my system kasi, I really rotate players eh,” said Almadro. “So 'yung mga rookies talaga, magagamit at magagamit sila. So, vital role 'yun.” “Importante talaga 'yung mga rookies ko kahit 40% lang sila nu’ng team. And 'yung mga veterans ko naman, new position. So, basically it's a new system talaga,” he added. As part of their build up for the season, the Lady Eagles joined the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference and finished runner-up to star-studded club Creamline led by former Queen Eagle Alyssa Valdez. Ateneo also ruled the Viking Cup and set up a training camp in Japan.   With a report from Danine Cruz. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 13th, 2019Related News

Singing letter carriers back for special V-Day delivery

For Heart's Day, why not raise the bar higher with a singing letter carrier to surprise your loved ones? Philippine Postal Corp. (PHLPost) is offering for the sixth year its "Pada-LOVE! Magpadala, Kiligin, Ma-inlove" package from Feb. 11 to 15, when hopeless and hopeful romantics could send handwritten letters to their lovers or soon-to-be partners while being serenaded by "Singing Karteros" (letter carriers) with two songs of the senders' choice. This postal service is a domestic express mail package priced at P2,500 and comes with a flower bouquet, a Valentine's Day card and a special PHLPost stamp themed "King and Queen of Hearts." The special stamps are now available at the...Keep on reading: Singing letter carriers back for special V-Day delivery.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 13th, 2019Related News

Japan’s swimming star Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukemia

TOKYO, Japan – Japanese swim queen Rikako Ikee, the poster girl for next year's Tokyo Olympics, has been diagnosed with leukemia, the 18-year-old tweeted on Tuesday, February 12. In a shock announcement, Ikee said: "After feeling unwell I returned in haste from Australia and following tests I was diagnosed with leukemia. ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

Ginagawa ko po siyang motivation – Lacsina on Ate Jaja

Rookie Ivy Lacsina has big shoes to fill for National University. Expectations are high from the young middle blocker especially that she’s being groomed to fill the void left by last year’s Most Valuable Player Jaja Santiago. Lacsina knows the weight of her responsibility come the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament and the unavoidable comparison between her and the 6-foot-5 former Queen Bulldog. She welcomes it as an inspiration to perform well for the young and rebuilding NU squad.   “Hindi ko po siya tini-take na karibal kasi siyempre si ate Jaja po ‘yun, ang daming uma-idol po dun. Isa na po ako doon. Siguro ginagawa ko po siyang motivation,” said the 6-foot-1 Lacsina, a key player in NU’s four-peat in girls volleyball. “Alam ko po dito nag-start si Ate Jaja, kaya ginagawa ko po siyang motivation para marating ko din po kung ano ang nararating niya.” Aside from being her inspiration, Lacsina reveals that it was Santiago, who is currently playing as an import in the prestigious Japan V. Premier League, who convinced her to stay in NU. “Nagkausap po kami ni Ate Jaja noong nandito pa po siya sa Philippines noong nag-iisip pa ako between NU and UP po,” Lacsina said. “Sinasabi niya na parang dilemma ang nangyari kasi parehong good (schools) pero isipin ko raw po kung saan po ang mas best. Yun ang sinasabi niya and naisip ko po na sa NU. Dito ko po nakikita ang sarili ko and yung system na gusto ko.” “Sobrang nahirapan din po ako pero at the end of the day naman, parang naisip ko rin na nandito talaga ang heart ko sa NU,” added Lacsina, who climbed in the collegiate ranks together with high school teammates Joyme Cagande, Princes Robles and Jennifer Nierva. “Dito ko rin nakilala ang sarili ko at dito ko rin nakita ang totoong team.” The departure of Santiago, who has exhausted all of her five playing years, left a huge hole in the Lady Bulldogs' offense as well as on defense with her intimidating presence at the net. NU lost in Santiago a player who normed 20 points per game last year with an impressive 41.76% attacking accuracy. It didn’t help that NU also lacked the veteran presence of Jasmine Nabor, Jorelle Singh, Roma Doromal and middle blocker Risa Sato, who will sit out the season. “This year po para po sa akin kasi sobrang laking pressure po talaga sa akin lalo na po na rookie pa lang po ako kasi parang ako na yung inaanuhan ng mga coaches na, ‘ganito, dapat alam mo na yung dapat mong gawin kasi isa ka sa inaasahan ng team,’” said Lacsina. “Para po sa akin sobrang laki po ng kawalan ni Ate Jaja po sa amin lalo na po ‘yung ibang seniors na di makakalaro sa amin. Si Ate Risa po sobrang laking kawalan sa gitna namin,” she added. “So this season po siguro ie-enjoy na lang namin siya. Lalaro kami hanggang sa makakaya namin. Alam naman naman namin na kaya namin saka naniniwala po ako sa team namin, sa coaches namin na kakayanin namin this season.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 12th, 2019Related News

Iloilo: Center of culture, arts, and business

(Message of Senator Franklin M. Drilon during the inauguration of the Museum of Philippine Economic History at the Elizalde Building in Iloilo City on Feb 11, 2019) A HUNDRED years ago, Iloilo was known as the “Queen City of the South.” Iloilo was the center of commerce South of Manila at the turn of the […] The post Iloilo: Center of culture, arts, and business appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 11th, 2019Related News

‘The Favourite,’ ‘Roma’ win big at British Academy Awards

LONDON --- Tragicomic royal drama "The Favourite" and Mexican family memoir "Roma" split the honors with multiple wins each at Sunday's British Academy Film Awards --- victories that suggest a wind of change may be blowing through the movie industry. "The Favourite" won seven trophies including best British film and best actress for OIivia Colman, who plays Britain's 18th century Queen Anne in the female-centric drama. Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma," which centers on the nanny to a middle-class Mexico City family, took prizes for best picture, director, cinematography and foreign-language film. Winners relished the symbolism of their victories. "Thank you for celebrating our fem...Keep on reading: ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Roma’ win big at British Academy Awards.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 10th, 2019Related News

Olivia Colman s queen tipped for Bafta success

LONDON,  United Kingdom – Black historical comedy The Favourite in which actress Olivia Colman stars as Queen Anne is tipped for success Sunday, February 10 at the British Bafta awards in London. With the pre-Oscar award season in full swing, the critically acclaimed costume comedy about a ........»»

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

Ariana Grande drops new album amid Grammys spat

LOS ANGELES, USA – Reigning pop queen Ariana Grande dropped her highly-anticipated album overnight Friday, February 8 after slamming the producer of the Grammys for "lying" about her decision not to perform at music's biggest night. The chart topper released her 5th album "Thank U, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 9th, 2019Related News

Lalamove Launches in Cebu

Lalamove, a 24/7 same-day delivery app opened its services in Cebu with their Launch at SEDA Hotel on February 7, 2019. After their success in Manila, Lalamove expands their services in the Queen City of the South to help empower SME’s and established business in Cebu by providing logistic services to their clients. Over 400 […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2019Related News

A stronger partnership

A warm reception was held for the inauguration of the new HSBC Cebu branch at the corner of Cardinal Rosales Avenue and Samar Loop, right at the heart of the Queen City of the South’s business district......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2019Related News

Rami Malek: Working with Bryan Singer was ‘not pleasant’

  NEW YORK---Rami Malek says working with director Bryan Singer before the latter was fired from "Bohemian Rhapsody" was "not pleasant."   The actor, nominated for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic, was interviewed on Friday at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.   "In my situation with Bryan, it was not pleasant, not at all," he said.   "And that's about what I can say about it at this point," Malek added.   The film earned five Academy Award nominations, including Malek's best actor nod.   Asked at the film festival about sexual abuse allegations against Singer, which were not cited as the ...Keep on reading: Rami Malek: Working with Bryan Singer was ‘not pleasant’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 7th, 2019Related News

Manila Luzon on who she wants to win All Stars and whether she d return to Drag Race

Manila Luzon on who she wants to win All Stars and whether she'd return to Drag Race Gay Times Magazine We recently caught up Manila to discuss her elimination, which queen she wants to see take.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 7th, 2019Related News

KAPUSO STARS DAZZLE DINAGYANG 2019!

Page Maker: Zedrick Señeres GMA Network dazzled this year’s Dinagyang Festival revelries with a series of exciting shows bannered by no less than the country’s most sought-after Kapuso celebrities! Kapuso heartthrob Kristoffer Martin was the special performer in the glittering grand coronation night of the 2019 Iloilo Festival Queen and Hiyas sang Iloilo Beauty Pageant. […] The post KAPUSO STARS DAZZLE DINAGYANG 2019! appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 6th, 2019Related News