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Kai Sotto, Alex Eala among those to be awarded in first Siklab Awards

The first Phoenix Siklab Youth Sports awards will honor 50 sports achievers in a simple ceremony on June 27 at the Century Park Hotel in Manila. Leading the awardees are 24 youth athletes, aged 17-years-old below, who made waves in local and international tournaments, and will be conferred the POC Young Heroes Awards trophies. Heading the list are Kim Remolino for triathlon, Rex Luis Krog (cycling), Chezka Centeno (billiards), Samantha Kyle Catantan (fencing), Nicole Tagle (archery), Maria Takahashi (judo), Alex Eala (tennis), Veruel Verdadero (athletics) and boxers Chriztian Pitt Laurente, Kenneth Dela Pena and John Vincent Pangga. Also included in the honor roll are Mary Angeline Alcantara (taekwondo), Rafael Barreto (swimming), Angelo Kenzo Umali (bowling), Caloy Yulo (gymnastics), Kaitlin De Guzman (gymnastics), Bea Hernandez (bowling), Sarah Barredo (badminton), Allaney Jia Doroy (chess), Ghen-Yan Cruz (muay), Johnzenth Gajo (wushu), AJ Lim (tennis), John Paolo Rivero (weightlifting) and Bhay Newberry (swimming). Outstanding athletes who have shone in major school leagues and championships in their respective sport, as well as the Philippine National Games, will be bestowed the POC Super Kids trophies during the historic affair. The POC Super Kids awardees include Kai Sotto (basketball), Tara Borlain (athletics), Marco Umgeher (alpine skiing), Dexy Manalo (canoe-kayak), Morris Marlos (sailing), Rizumu Ono (table tennis), Rosegie Ramos (weightlifting), Daniel Quizon (chess), Jane Linette Hipolito (weightlifting),Kieth Absalon (football),Justin Ceriola (jiu-jitsu), Trojan Dangadang (canoe-kayak), Christine Talledo (dragonboat) and Eya Laure (volleyball). Meanwhile, those who excelled at the Batang Pinoy and Palaro Pambansa games will be awarded the PSC Children’s Games for Peace awardees. They include Jayvee Alvarez (athletics), Rick Angelo Sotto (athletics), Kaila Soguilon (swimming), Althea Michel Baluyot (swimming), Ethan Zafra (archery), Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh (swimming), Karl Jahrel Eldrew Yulo (gymnastics), Princes Sheryl Valdez (arnis), Jared Cole Sua (archery) at si Phoebe Nicole Amistoso (archery). It will be the first time such awards will be given to the 17 year-old and below age bracket.   “We would like to inspire our young athlete and give them more reasons to persevere, pursue their dreams and make our country proud in bigger stages,” said June Navarro, president of the PSC-POC Media Group, which partners with the Philippine Olympic Committee and the Philippine Sports Commission. Navarro also clarified that although there are basic criteria set in giving the awards, some athletes may not have won yet, but "their life-changing stories were enough to inspire others in keeping a positive attitude towards their goals.” To cap the night, Siklab will also pay tribute to two Olympic silver medalists, boxer Mansueto “Onyok” Velasco Jr., and lady weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz. The Velasco and Diaz, whose exploits have spurred a lot of young athletes’ Olympic dreams, will be given the Sports Idols trophies......»»

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LOOK: Former Lady Maroon Kathy Bersola survives 1st year of med school

From success inside the volleyball court and in her undergraduate studies, looks like Kathy Bersola has completed her first step towards her dream in the medical field The UAAP Season 76 Best Blocker bared that she had successfully endured and survived the first year of medicine proper at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, and we're not really surprised.   Ya girl survived first year med student-athlete ++ life ✅💯💪🏻👩🏻‍⚕️🏐🏋🏻‍♀️ The year for me was all about adjustment, making big decisions, and new beginnings. It was never easy and I had to learn (the hard way) how to get used to this "new" life. It was extra hard during Volleyball season and when I had to rest because of an injury (also whenever exam results came out loljk 😆). Nevertheless, I enjoyed LU3 and I've learned and seen so much. I know I'm in the right place. 😌 Beyond grateful for everything this past year. 👆🏻#ByeLU3 #MedLife #TheDream #UPCM2022 #STP ❤️💚 A post shared by Kathy Bersola (@kb08_) on Jun 15, 2018 at 6:06am PDT UP's team captain for UAAP Season 78 graduated summa cum laude with a Sports Science degree from UP College of Human Kinetics. LO AND BEHOLD. This year's 36 summa cum laude graduates. pic.twitter.com/NPdwsTMIKi — The Diliman Files (@kwentongupd) June 19, 2017 She also bared to ABS-CBN Sports' Mark Escarlote last year that she wanted to pursue orthopedic and sports medicine specialties, proving that sports is really still close to her heart. “I’m planning to lean to orthopedic and sports medicine so I could help other athletes as well,” she then said. Once she completes everything, Bersola may now help athletes who suffer severe injuries, like herself in 2014, and help them towards taking the next step to recovery. We wish you the best of luck, KB!  .....»»

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Koreas mark war anniversary in mood of detente, North drops anti-US rhetoric

SEOUL: The two Koreas on Monday marked their war anniversary in a mood of detente, with Pyongyang dropping its customary anti-US rhetoric and Seoul saying talks have begun on moving the North’s artillery back from the tense border. Pyongyang’s tightly controlled official media are normally packed with anti-American invective on June 25, when the North [...] The post Koreas mark war anniversary in mood of detente, North drops anti-US rhetoric appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Award-winning Bilingual Writer Yoko Tawada Visits Manila For Literature Talk

MANILA (June 22) - The Japan Foundation, Manila and Goethe-Institut Philippinen in partnership with the Literature Department and the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center of De La Salle Uni.....»»

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PDEA personnel, partners honored in annual rites

QUEZON CITY, June 25 (PIA) - The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) over the weekend paid tribute to its performing personnel, and foreign and local partners whose significant contributions mad.....»»

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DTI boosts halal industry in Region 2

Ustadh Luqman Bin Usman Imam, President of the Philippine Ulama Congress Organization, Inc., saysHalal certified products do have a guaranteed market. TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 25 (PIA) -- The D.....»»

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JBC starts application process for next chief justice

In a statement sent through the Supreme Court Public Information Office, the JBC said that it has opened the application for chief justice. The deadline for filing and completing all requirements is on July 26, 2018......»»

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Fil-Am Bruno Mars wins at 2018 BET Awards

Despite being accused of “cultural appropriation” or “taking things from a culture” allegedly not of his own, American singer with Filipino roots Bruno Mars has been honored by African Americans’ annual BET Awards by naming him “Best male R&B/pop artist” this year......»»

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Regional Federalism Consultation Set in Baguio City on June 26

The Department of Interior and Local Government, in partnership with the Presidential Management Staff Regional Field Unit, will bring the Regional consultation on Federalism in this city June 26. The roadshow is expected to be graced by members of the Consultative Commission (ConCom) that President Rodrigo Duterte formed to review the 1987 Philippine Constitution, as […].....»»

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Chinese Plane Sighted in Davao Same as First: Lorenzana

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Ilyushin-76 turbofan strategic airlifter sighted by aviation enthusiasts in Davao City’s Francisco Bangoy International Airport Saturday is the same aircraft that landed and refueled there last June 8. This was confirmed by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana in a text message to reporters Saturday. “Yes, we know about […].....»»

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Watch Super Junior Live in Manila with Globe GoSURF!

  Multi-award-winning KPop group Super Junior is set to make fangirls squeal anew as they return to the country for another heart-stopping concert!If you haven't saved enough for a ticket, don't fret. You still have a chance to see them live because Globe is giving away 12 VIP tickets to the Super Show 7 Manila leg! Starting June 15, 2018, Globe Prepaid customers registered to GoSURF are one step closer to witnessing the Kings of Hallyu in the flesh at Super Show 7 slated onJune 30, 2018,Saturday, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. To get a raffle entry, simply register to any GoSURF offer for a chance to win. You can get as much as 200 raffle entries with GoSURF999! Aft...Keep on reading: Watch Super Junior Live in Manila with Globe GoSURF!.....»»

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Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ final episode trailer: ‘Life is but a dream’

"It is considered enlightening and therapeutic to think about death for a few minutes a day." The trailer of Anthony Bourdain's final episode for "Parts Unknown" eerily revealed that the gourmand may have been thinking about death, the revelation made even more haunting and poignant as the preview was released by CNN, Bourdain's home ground, just two weeks after his demise. The final episode of the eleventh season of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" aired on CNN this Sunday, June 24, at 9 p.m. The preview showed the viewers just what to expect in Bourdain's final episode, where he journeyed to the small Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan and immersed himself with the locals, such a...Keep on reading: Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ final episode trailer: ‘Life is but a dream’.....»»

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Small luxury hotels finds winning formula for rapid growth

BANGKOK --- Small luxury hotels of the World (SLH) sees growth potential for its luxury hotel brands in Southeast Asia, according to its chief executive Filip Boyen.   "Southeast Asia is an emerging region for luxury boutique hotel operators as governments are starting to recognise the economic potential of the tourism industry and more destinations are getting developed for tourism," says Boyen in an exclusive interview with The Nation.   "As a result, we see more luxury boutique hotels opening in the Southeast Asia region including 7 Secrets Resort and Wellness Retreat Lombok, Akyra Sukhumvit Bangkok (June 2018) and Cape Fahn Koh Samui (August 2018). At SLH, w...Keep on reading: Small luxury hotels finds winning formula for rapid growth.....»»

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Mactan-Cebu International Airport’s new terminal fully operational by July 1

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) airport will be fully operational by July 1 as it opens its new passenger terminal to international flights. The management announcedon Mondaythat the second terminal would cater to international flights such as South Korea and China. "This formal communications serves to notify the public that Terminal 2 of Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will be commissioned for full operations onJuly 1, 2018," the advisory dated June 22 stated. The management noted that all international flights that would depart and arrive in the country after2 a.m.ofJuly 1 would use the new terminal. But all international flights that would depart and ar...Keep on reading: Mactan-Cebu International Airport’s new terminal fully operational by July 1.....»»

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Egypt potter creates vases from clay and passion

As a law student in Egypt's Menufiya province, Mustafa al-Agoury was simply looking for a job to get him through his last year of classes. But when a friend gave him a pottery kiln, the young man "fell in love" with the craft, which he quickly turned into a profession. "A friend gave me an oven as a gift, and I worked on it at home... in one year, I fell in love with the trade," said Agoury, now 40, speaking from his workshop in the village of Shamma, in the Nile Delta province north of Cairo. He and his 15 employees extract clay from different types of soil found across Egypt, particularly along the Red Sea coast and near the southern Nile River city of Aswan. They work ...Keep on reading: Egypt potter creates vases from clay and passion.....»»

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STL operation might resume July – PCSO

THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Iloilo branch said the operation of Small Town Lottery (STL) in Iloilo Province might resume on or before July 2018. Iloilo branch manager Jeanette Lloyd said the PCSO Central Office is already accepting applicants and has started the bidding process. “Ga-bidding na sila didto. Sometime July or before the […] The post STL operation might resume July – PCSO appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Biron has the numbers

NEWLY elected barangay officials as well as the Sangguniang Kabataan officials in the second, fourth, and fifth districts fully showed up at the mass oath-taking organized by Iloilo 4th district Rep. Ferjenel Biron at the University of San Agustin gymnasium in Iloilo City afternoon of June 24, 2018. Biron said roughly 9,000 persons packed the […] The post Biron has the numbers appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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KAPITANA GUNNED DOWN: Slain ‘drug lord’s’ sister, lady aide shot in Iloilo resort

REMIA Gregori, sister of slain suspected Western Visayas drug lord Richard Prevendido, was killed in a gun attack afternoon of June 24, 2018, in San Joaquin, Iloilo. Gregori, who was just re-elected as barangay captain of Bakhaw, Mandurriao, Iloilo, was gunned down inside her room in their family-owned Crystal Beach Resort in Barangay Igcadlum. Senior […] The post KAPITANA GUNNED DOWN: Slain ‘drug lord’s’ sister, lady aide shot in Iloilo resort appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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CARTOON FOR June 25, 2018

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250 Ilonggos run to give livelihood to IPs

AROUND 250 Ilonggos, including 22 Atis, ran on June 24, 2018 to raise funds for the livelihood of Indigenous Peoples (IPs) of Iloilo City. The fun run dubbed “Run for the Mountains,” was organized by the Junior Chamber International Philippines Iloilo Ilang-ilang. Inc. (JCI). Roughly P60,000 was raised which will go to the organization’s adopted […] The post 250 Ilonggos run to give livelihood to IPs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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