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Napoles children ask court permission to stay in U.S. indefinitely

MANILA, Philippines – The children of alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Napoles have requested permission from the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to fly to the US, but with a catch: there are no return tickets. In a motion filed before the court’s 3rd Division, Jo Christine and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News47 min. ago Related News

Napoles children ask court permission to stay in U.S indefinitely

MANILA, Philippines – The children of alleged pork barrel scam queen Janet Napoles have requested permission from the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to fly to the US, but with a catch: there are no return tickets. In a motion filed before the court’s 3rd Division, Jo Christine and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News12 hr. 47 min. ago Related News

Olivia Colman adds royal touch with “The Favourite” at London Film Festival

LONDON — The London Film Festival got its one of its starriest red carpets on Thursday when actresses Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman premiered “The Favourite,” a costume piece with a difference being billed as an Oscar contender. With plenty of laugh out loud moments, the movie sees Colman portray Britain’s 18th-century Queen Anne as […] The post Olivia Colman adds royal touch with “The Favourite” at London Film Festival appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: Top16 hr. 47 min. ago Related News

Ahtisa Manalo flies to Tokyo for Miss International 2018

    Binibining Pilipinas International Ahtisa Manalo is set to to conquer the international stage as she flies to Japan to bring home the country's seventh Miss International title.     The 21-year-old beauty queen shared on Thursday a photo of herself at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) posing with a Philippine flag in an Instagram story.     Manalo will be competing for the Miss International 2018 title at the Tokyo Dome City Hall on November 9.           She also posted a snapshot of a simple note with message: "This is for you, Philippines."     &nb...Keep on reading: Ahtisa Manalo flies to Tokyo for Miss International 2018.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 17 hr. 47 min. ago Related News

Rami Malek rocks as Freddie Mercury in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

LOS ANGELES---Rami Malek did it. The Freddie Mercury role he passionately pursued is done. And the verdict? He absolutely rocks as the Queen's flamboyant lead singer in "Bohemian Rhapsody."   Onstage and off, but especially when he's performing the Queen's rock anthems, Rami succeeds in capturing the dynamism and stage presence of Freddie. Especially in the film's recreation of the band's rousing performance in "Live Aid." The film begins and ends with that 1985 benefit concert at the Wembley Stadium.   Chronicling the years from the Queen's formation to "Live Aid," "Bohemian Rhapsody" also dramatizes Freddie's relationship with his family, bisexuality (his love...Keep on reading: Rami Malek rocks as Freddie Mercury in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 18th, 2018Related News

Precious Lara Quigaman wants new moms to celebrate their postpartum body

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Lara Quigaman Alcaraz (@laraquigaman) on Mar 20, 2018 at 6:09am PDT If you're currently going through postpartum depression, beauty queen Precious Lara Quigaman-Alcaraz' recent Instagram post may lift your spirits up. In a lengthy post, she talked about the pressures of looking good immediately after birth. She revealed that a few days after her delivery, some of her relatives and friends asked her "Bakit ang laki pa rin ng tyan mo?!" She wrote, "I know they don't mean anything bad but people can be so insensitive, and all those photos of 'celebrities a...Keep on reading: Precious Lara Quigaman wants new moms to celebrate their postpartum body.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 18th, 2018Related News

Jason Abalos throws back to first meeting with GF Vickie Rushton 8 years ago

Actor Jason Abalos and beauty queen girlfriend Vickie Rushton were both in a reminiscing mood when they marked their "friendversary" recently on social media. Their relationshiphas stayed strong through the years, but before they became a couple, it appears that the two first met during a Kapamilya Karavan in Bacolod. Abalos took to his Instagram yesterday, Oct. 17, and shared a throwback photo of him and Rushton taken eight years ago. In the picture, Abalos can be seen on stage during the "karavan" with Rushton, who was wearing her University of St. La Salle uniform. "8 years ago fan na fan lang kita tapos umakyat ka pa sa stage para ikaw kantahan ko,"Abalos narrated. "Kilig n...Keep on reading: Jason Abalos throws back to first meeting with GF Vickie Rushton 8 years ago.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 18th, 2018Related News

Back with ABS-CBN, Regine Velasquez ‘excited’ to perform in ‘ASAP’

Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez, who recently became a Kapamilya star, said she would be thrilled to perform on stage in "ASAP," ABS-CBN's Sunday show. Velasquez said she was excited thinking of the possibility of singing with former colleagues Janno Gibbs, Queen of Soul Jaya and Lani Misalucha. "Pwede kaming gumawa ng production members. I'm excited na nandito si Janno, si Jaya pati si Lani. Every Sunday I will be in ASAP. Nakakatuwa. Kakanta ulit ako on Sunday," Velasquez said in a press briefing on Wednesday night. Velasquez added that it was "perfect timing" that she was able to enter a contract with ABS-CBN. "He [God] will find a way kung mangyayari talaga yan kahit...Keep on reading: Back with ABS-CBN, Regine Velasquez ‘excited’ to perform in ‘ASAP’.....»»

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

In Focus: Lady Gaga Just Became Our Red Carpet Queen

Mother Monster has arrived!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleOct 17th, 2018Related News

Mariah Carey is releasing a studio album for the first time in 4 years

MANILA, Philippines – “Don’t forget about us,” Mariah Carey fans have begged – and it’s true, the queen hasn’t forgotten. Iconic songstress Mariah Carey announced on Twitter that her upcoming 15th studio album will be named Caution. It is set to be released on November 16, 2018 in the United ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 17th, 2018Related News

Director Irene Villamor defends Nadine Lustre from critic who called her ‘flop queen’

Director Irene Villamor recently came to the defense of actress Nadine Lustre after a basher called her "flop queen" online. Following the success of "Sid and Aya: Not a Love Story," which saw Anne Curtis and Dingdong Dantes together on the big screen, Villamor is now working on her next film, "Ulan," which stars Carlo Aquino and Lustre. Aquino took to his Instagram recently and shared a photo of him and Lustre shooting a scene for the movie. In Aquino's post yesterday, Oct. 15, he and Lustre are seen standing in the rain in what looked like a jeepney stop in the University of the Philippines Diliman campus in Quezon City. "Munting palaruan noong aking kabataan," Aquino wrote o...Keep on reading: Director Irene Villamor defends Nadine Lustre from critic who called her ‘flop queen’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 16th, 2018Related News

Prince Harry and Meghan expecting first baby

LONDON, United Kingdom (UPDATED) – Forget Brexit. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan announced on Monday, October 15, they were expecting their first baby, sparking a media frenzy, debates over the royal name, and expressions of delight from the queen. Kensington Palace said Queen Elizabeth II's 34-year-old grandson and the 37-year-old ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 15th, 2018Related News

Beauty queen Michele Gumabao joins & lsquo;The Score& rsquo;

Beauty queen Michele Gumabao joins & lsquo;The Score& rsquo;.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesOct 14th, 2018Related News

IN PHOTOS: UK s Princess Eugenie marries wine merchant

WINDSOR, UK – Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Princess Eugenie married a wine merchant on Friday, October 12, in a Windsor wedding clouded by complaints over costs and struggling to recapture the magic of past royal nuptials. The big day for the 9th in line to the throne and Jack Brooksbank – ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 13th, 2018Related News

Yuka Saso wavers with 74, drops to fifth

Asian Games golf queen Yuka Saso struggled with her round Wednesday but stayed in the hunt for the gold heading into the final round at the ancient Hurlingham Club here......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsOct 11th, 2018Related News

Democracy very much alive on Day 1 of COC filing

      On the first day of the filing for the certificates of candidacy (COC) on Thursday, a number of political bigwigs swamped the main office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).   But the people's attention was drawn outside of the Palacio Del Gobernador building where other hopefuls from the varied background were providing the public some excitement and proof that democracy in the country is very much alive and kicking.   A man who claimed he was an ex-lover of the Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino, was the first to sound off. Daniel Magtira, who is eyeing for a Senate seat for the upcoming May 2019 midterm elections, professed...Keep on reading: Democracy very much alive on Day 1 of COC filing.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 11th, 2018Related News

PVL: Cool Smashers freeze Lady Falcons in straight sets

Creamline schooled Adamson-Akari on Wednesday with a 73-minute volleyball clinic at the FilOil Flying V Centre. Alyssa Valdez and Jema Galanza wreaked havoc on offense as the Cool Smashers collected their third straight win with a 25-16, 25-9, 25-20 drubbing of the Lady Falcons in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference. Creamline barely felt the absence of veteran middle Michele Gumabao, who flew to Albania to represent the country in the 2018 Miss Globe, with Valdez taking care of the offense with 22 points. Valdez unleashed 15 attacks, landed four aces with three kill blocks in the Cool Smashers' third win in four outings to tie idle Pocari Sweat-Air Force, which they will face next on Sunday. Former Queen Falcon Galanza displayed her efficiency on offense and defense with 11 points with all but one coming off kills while adding 13 digs and eight excellent receptions. Despite an easy crushing of the younger Adamson-Akari side, Valdez had nothing but kind words to the wards of head coach Air Padda. “They’re potential sa floor defense medyo siguro kailangan talaga sa side namin kailangan matyaga kami kasi malakas sila sa floor defense,” she said. “But I think medyo nag-struggle sila tapos madami silang miscommunication but I think they pretty did well.” Seldom-used Jem Gutierrez delivered eight points, Coleen Bravo got six while Pau Soriano retuned after recovering from a knee injury and chipped in three points in two sets of action for the Cool Smashers. Adamson-Akari absorbed its fourth loss in as many outings with no Lady Falcon scoring in double figures. Krich Macaslang had seven points while Bernadette Flora and Chiara Permentilla were limited to a combined seven-point outing.     ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 10th, 2018Related News

PVL: ‘Yung attack siguro (ang kulang) -– Galanza on former team Adamson

Former Queen Falcon Jema Galanza played against Adamson University for the first time since serving all her collegiate playing eligibility. Judging from her first meeting with the Lady Falcons under the Creamline banner, Galanza pointed out the Adamson’s Achilles’ heel in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference.    “‘Yun attack siguro (ang kulang) kasi nandoon na ‘yung floor defense,” said Galanza on Wednesday after the Cool Smashers’ 25-16, 25-9, 25-20, win that improved their record to 3-1. Creamline added to the woes of Adamson-Akari as the Cool Smashers handed the Lady Falcons their fourth loss in as many games. Adamson-Akari did great in keeping the ball alive but lacked the same finish it had during the Collegiate Conference a few months back that landed the Lady Falcons a third place finish. “Nabubuhay parati (ang bola) pero ‘di napapatay ‘yun lang siguro,” said Galanza, who scored 11 points with all but one coming off attacks. It could be due to Adamson-Akari losing two veteran scorers in opposite hitter Eli Soyud, who is nursing a knee injury, and Joy Dacoron, who is playing for unbeaten BanKo. It didn’t help that sophomore Chiara Permentilla is struggling in form while rookie Trisha Genesis is down with a sprained right ankle.      But despite the Lady Falcons’ disappointing results as of late, Galanza still saw the upside in her former teammates. “Nakakatuwa kasi nakikita ko ang improvement nilang lahat kahit wala ako, talagang lumalaban sila,” she said. “Actually, napapagod kami kasi ang floor defense nila sobrang hirap,” added Galanza. “Kahit gaano kalakas ang palo namin, nakukuha nila. Sobrang nakaka-proud na nabalik ‘yung trademark ng Adamson na maganda ang floor defense.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 10th, 2018Related News

Next step for NBA is hiring women in positions of power

By Teresa M. Walker, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sees one simple way for both the NBA and women to mark real progress in the league. Hire more women in positions of power. "I think there just has to be more, more of the same," said Popovich, who during the offseason promoted assistant coach Becky Hammon, moving her one step closer to a head coaching seat. "There are more Beckys out there, they just have to be noticed and given the opportunity by people who are wise enough and courageous enough to do it and not just sit in the old paradigm." And not just on the bench, but on the business side of the NBA as well. The NBA routinely gets high marks for its diversity efforts and is widely viewed as a leader on social issues. Still, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver believes the league needs to be better, and he made his feelings known in a memo to teams in the wake of the Dallas Mavericks' embarrassing scandal. Several NBA teams tout statistics about women in their workforce, but beyond a handful — including Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson — the next step for the league seems to be more women in positions of power such as CEOs and COOs. Memphis guard Mike Conley said it's important for basketball, business and society itself to have women in positions of authority. "We welcome it, and we do want to see more of that," Conley said, "and I think that will help bridge that gray area and all the things that have been happening with the Mavs and situations like that and hopefully it will never occur" again. The NBA earned an A+ for racial hiring practices but a B for its gender hiring practices this summer from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports . That puts the NBA "significantly above" other professional sports, even as the number of women hired at the team level dropped for a third straight year with the percentage of women in team vice presidents and professional staff dipping as well, according to the report's author, Richard Lapchick. When the NBA began investigating a report of sexual harassment and improper workplace conduct involving the former team president, the Mavericks did not have one woman at the executive level. Owner Mark Cubanhired former AT&T senior executive Cynthia Marshall as CEO and president in February , promoted four women to executive roles and now has eight women among 18 leadership roles. A memo obtained by The Associated Press last month shows the NBA plans workshops in Atlanta and Los Angeles in mid-November on the diversity and inclusion efforts. The NBA also set up an anonymous tip line after the Mavs' story broke. NBA teams surveyed by The Associated Press say they've already been holding seminars on workplace conduct and putting women in leadership roles. Irina Pavlova represented the Nets on the Board of Governors before leaving last year and was replaced by a woman as president of the company that runs the Nets, Barclays Center and Nassau Coliseum. The Toronto Raptors have Teresa Resch as vice president of basketball operations and player development, and Dr. Lisa Callahan is chief medical officer for both the Knicks and the WNBA's Liberty. The Miami Heat recently hired Ruth Riley Hunter as its newest television and radio analyst, a move in motion before Silver talked about wanting more women in the NBA. Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace has seen the number of women in the NBA jump dramatically since he joined the league in 1986 and believes its heading in the right direction. Chantal Hassard has been with the Grizzlies since the franchise was in Vancouver and is entering her third season as VP of team operations and player programs. Memphis also just brought back Nicki Gross as a basketball analyst after she was the D-League's only woman assistant in 2015 with Iowa. "I think it adds a viewpoint, a skillset that is very beneficial for the teams," Wallace said. Silver wants teams hiring more women, including jobs with power, so the NBA is going to help. The NBA plans an event at the All-Star break in Charlotte, North Carolina, in February to grow the "pipeline of female talent in basketball operations roles." Lapchick said hiring more women has to be a combination of efforts by both the NBA and its teams. "Teams saw the results in Dallas with no women in leadership to stop/confront bad behavior, which I believe is not uncommon toward women in the workplace in and out of sport," Lapchick told the AP. "Adam has the respect to push and I am impressed by the NBA's actions after the decline in gender grade when the Report Card was published followed by the post investigation in Dallas." Ethan Casson, CEO of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA's Lynx, said it can't be a quota approach — and believes there are qualified women in the candidate pools. About 40 percent of Minnesota's full-time employees are women with 35 percent of department heads and above women. He noted how transparent the NBA and its teams have been on this issue. "It's constantly challenging your organization's thinking and creating what that environment is, and that's what makes the diversity inclusion so important," Casson said. "You're a better organization when you're built that way from the ground up." ___ AP Basketball Writers Tim Reynolds and Brian Mahoney and AP Sports Writers Dave Campbell, Andrew Seligman, Janie McCauley, Anne M. Peterson, Schuyler Dixon, Pat Graham, Tom Withers, Howard Fendrich, Brett Martel, Kyle Hightower and AP freelance writers Raul Dominguez, Clay Bailey and Ian Harrison contributed to this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 9th, 2018Related News

Sea marshal wounded in attack

ZAMBOANGA CITY: A sea marshal was wounded after a man attacked him with a knife during a security inspection on board a passenger vessel sailing to this city from Sulu, the Philippine Coast Guard said on Monday. It said the attacker, Juldi Mahbud, was shot dead by responding sea marshals deployed to guard MV Ever Queen… link: Sea marshal wounded in attack.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Oct 9th, 2018Related News