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PR Piece for PNP

Photo from Philippine National Police website.JEERS TO The Philippine Stars report for publicizing the Philippine National Polices (PNP) claim that it is 98% in compliance with human rights.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News19 hr. 37 min. ago Related News

PR Piece for PNP

Photo from Philippine National Police website.JEERS TO The Philippine Stars report for publicizing the Philippine National Polices (PNP) claim that it is 98% in compliance with human rights.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 23rd, 2019Related News

F. Sionil Jose’s dangerous racism

A critical challenge that Filipinos face today is how to confront an aggressive China without embracing racism, without getting blinded by a sinister worldview that would wreck us as a people and weaken our ability to face a belligerent superpower. Sadly, National Artist F. Sionil Jose, a man I once admired, has become one of the champions of a new wave of anti-Chinese xenophobia. Last week, Frankie Jose took his incoherent anti-Chinese Filipino dogma to a stunningly dangerous level. In his latest column, Can We Still Trust America?, Frankie Jose essentially endorsed violence against Chinese Filipinos. The piece begins by reviewing the changing geopolitical landscape in Sout...Keep on reading: F. Sionil Jose’s dangerous racism.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 21st, 2019Related News

NCR gets piece of SEAG action

NCR gets piece of SEAG action.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJan 21st, 2019Related News

The world cupped: The inside story of the bra

PARIS, FRANCE – It rarely sees the light of day but the upscale bra is the most tested, sweated over and highly engineered piece of clothing of all. AFP went behind the scenes at some of the most famous French lingerie houses to draw back the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2019Related News

[ANALYSIS] Facebook let my government target me. Here s why I still work with them.

  Editor's Note: The original version of this piece was commissioned and first published online by Time Magazine on January 17, 2019, as part of its series on Facebook and its global impact . This is reposted with permission.  For a time, my reputation – and peace of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 20th, 2019Related News

Kiko Estrada has found the ‘light’ in Devon Seron

Confirmation has to come from the guy first," said Kiko Estrada when asked to talk about the real score between him and actress Devon Seron. The actor said he and Devon have been dating since August 2018. "You have to respect the woman. You have to treat her right. I promised her that when I'd get asked about our relationship, I will say my piece," he declared. "You see, when we began dating, I didn't have any work to promote yet. Devon had a new show then, so it was her that the media kept interviewing." Attitude He described Devon as "dalagang Pinay," and so she required "tamang pagsuyo." Kiko said he first had to ask the blessings of Devon's parents, Sonny and Carol, befo...Keep on reading: Kiko Estrada has found the ‘light’ in Devon Seron.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 20th, 2019Related News

OPINION: Dirty tricks on Cusi, et al.  won’t  wash by Jun Ledesma

NOT TOO long ago a wrote a piece about the headline of a  Manila-based tabloid  “Abante” and its website which […].....»»

Source: Mindanaoexaminer MindanaoexaminerCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2019Related News

'ChalkLovesIVofSpades: IV OF SPADES On Their Journey To Producing CLAPCLAPCLAP!

The 3-piece band shares how their highly anticipated debut album came through......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleJan 18th, 2019Related News

Amended terrorist petition against CPP-NPA a “legal fiction” – NDFP

The chief negotiator of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) today, Jan. 18 called the amended petition to proscribe the Communist Party of the Philippine and the New People’s Army as terrorist organizations as “a piece of legal fiction with dire consequences for the people.”.....»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2019Related News

‘The Constitution is just a piece of paper’ – Roxas

When asked what he thought of constitutional reform in a press conference with STAR, Mar Roxas scoffed “the Constitution is just a piece of paper.”.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 12th, 2019Related News

Ben& Ben on its success: Weird, surreal, liberating

    In only two years, the folk-rock group Ben&Ben has established itself as one of this generation's most compelling music acts. The year 2018, in particular, turned out to be crucial for the nine-piece band---one marked by several career firsts and breakthroughs. Ben&Ben was the third most popular Filipino artist on Spotify, with over 1.8 million listeners. Its hit song "Kathang Isip" was the second most-streamed track, thus far amassing 55.4 million streams after its release in 2017. "Maybe the Night," the band's second biggest tune on the online music service, was used as the theme song of "Exes Baggage," the romantic drama starring Angelica Panganib...Keep on reading: Ben&Ben on its success: Weird, surreal, liberating.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 11th, 2019Related News

Advocating the Small-Scale Farming System

Small is big, especially when it comes to farming. That’s why Reynic S. Alo of RVN Farms and executive director of the Federation of Multi-Sectoral Alliance for Development in Bacolod City decided to venture into small-scale farming. He transformed a piece of land in Negros Occidental, measuring… Advocating the Small-Scale Farming System Source link: Advocating the Small-Scale Farming System.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jan 10th, 2019Related News

Alfonso Cuaron and his film ‘Roma’ win at Golden Globes

Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" won the best foreign language film and best director honors at the Golden Globes, giving the Netflix film some added awards season momentum. Cuaron based the film on a nanny who raised him in the 1970s in Mexico and he said during his acceptance speech on Sunday night that he was in awe of the film's two lead actresses, Marina de Tavira and Yalitza Aparicio. The black-and-white period piece set in Mexico City likely would have been a favorite for the best drama picture, but the awards' rules made it ineligible. "Roma" beat out the other nominees including the Japanese film "Shoplifters", the Lebanese film "Capernaum", the Belgium film "Girl", and the Ger...Keep on reading: Alfonso Cuaron and his film ‘Roma’ win at Golden Globes.....»»

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

Azkals start Mission Do-Or-Die in Dubai

The Philippines lets loose the Azkals in the biggest stage this side of the world, the AFC Asian Cup, “dreaming the impossible” as their battlecry goes, as they try to bite a piece of the spotlight against more established football sides beginning with tonight’s opener against fancied Korea Republic......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJan 6th, 2019Related News

13 remarkable moments in Philippine art 2018 | ABS-CBN News

We asked collectors, curators, gallerists and avid art watchers to tell us which piece of work from the shows this year had the most impact......»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJan 6th, 2019Related News

KAI-vals Series: NU s counter Carl Tamayo

It has become some sort of a cliché now that Kai Sotto is not yet done growing. Indeed, Ateneo de Manila High School’s 7-foot-1, 16-year-old still has three more years, including this one, to tower over the competition in high school. That doesn’t mean, however, that the rest of the competition will just take that lying down. Here, we take a look at the players who are more than capable of challenging Sotto’s dominance – now and even onto the future. --- Carl Tamayo has only played four games in his first year for Nazareth School of National University no thanks to a nagging right ankle sprain. There was one game he wasn’t going to miss no matter what, however – the Bullpups rematch with Ateneo de Manila High School which bested them for last year’s championship. “Yung pagmamahal ko sa team, siyempre, kailangan nila ako so I played through the pain,” he said. Not only did he play through the pain, he actually lived up to the hype of being a match for Kai Sotto, the Blue Eaglets’ 7-foot-1, 16-year-old. Sotto had 23 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, and two steals in their head-to-head matchup, but it was Tamayo who came away with the win on top of a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double. For NU’s own towering teen, though, it wasn’t the prospect of facing off with the Philippines’ biggest hope in basketball that motivated him. Rather, it was being on the floor and doing battle alongside his teammates. “Naging motivation ko, yung teammates ko kasi kailangan nila ako,” he shared afterward. “Kasi nga, malaki si Kai so pag nandun ako, alam kong magiging malaki rin contributions ko.” Indeed, for two years, Sotto is yet to find his match in the UAAP Juniors where only Raven Cortez comes close to his talent and potential. Most of the country’s young prospects have risen over in the NCAA Juniors in the likes of Warren Bonifacio, Aaron Fermin, and Will Gozum. Enter Tamayo, the UAAP Juniors’ Rookie of the Year right before Sotto was hailed as the top newcomer. Tamayo won Rookie of the Year while displaying an inside-outside game that was still quite rare for a big man. Now, he is only continuing to develop the all-around game he already has. This continued development is made even more impressive by the fact that the now 17-year-old has only been playing basketball for around five years. Yes, back in his hometown of Cebu, he was a tall kid, but nobody will find him in basketball courts and instead, he was most often playing billiards. “Hindi pa talaga ako naglalaro (ng basketball) nun. Bilyar talaga ako,” he said, recalling his time as a 12-year-old who already stood 5-foot-10. That was until coach Goldwin Monteverde came over to Cebu and ultimately convinced him to put his height to good use. “Meron kasi kaming kapitbahay, player nina coach Gold dati, tapos kinausap niya yung ball boy na may malaki nga raw siyang kapitbahay. Yung ball boy naman, kinausap si coach Gold tapos timing, pumunta sila sa Cebu, ayun, kinuha nila ako,” he shared. Of course, a little encouragement in the form of a ticket to watch San Miguel and idol June Mar Fajardo played a part in convincing Tamayo to move to Manila. From there, not only did the now 6-foot-8 versatile big man prove to be a prized prospect, he would also turn out to be a big piece for the Bullpups as they try to put a stop to Ateneo’s dynasty in the UAAP Juniors. “Nung una, ‘di ko alam paano maglaro so ensayo lang nang ensayo,” he shared. He then continued, “Kahit papaano, nag-improve naman nang nag-improve.” And now, Tamayo only vows to keep doing what he had always done – get better and better. In particular, he wants nothing more than to weaponize his outside shot to that Sotto and other opposing big men will be forced to go with him to the perimeter, leaving the paint open for slashers such as Gerry Abadiano and Cyril Gonzales to attack. As he put it, “Ang tine-train namin ngayon, to play outside. Magiging malaking tulong sa teammates ko yun kung na-develop ko yun.” --- Tamayo and Sotto will go head-to-head for three seasons, including this one, in the UAAP Juniors. They go at it once more just as NU and Ateneo will go at it once more as the second round of the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament begins on January 13 at the Filoil Flying V Centre. And for the first time ever, that matchup will be LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD and via livestream. Tip-off is at 3:00 PM. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 4th, 2019Related News

Lady Stags gun for 2nd place as NCAA volleyball returns

MANILA, Philippines – The San Sebastian Lady Stags gun for a third straight victory and a piece of the second spot as the NCAA Season 94 volleyball tournament returns on Thursday, January 3, at the Arena in San Juan.  Entering the holiday break riding high off back-to-back wins to land ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 2nd, 2019Related News

Drunk pummels father to death on New Year’s Day

MANILA, Philippines --- A 54-year-old man was beaten to death by his son during a drunken rampage inside the victim's house in Caloocan City on New Year's Day.   Investigation showed that Lito Magbanua was sleeping in the living room of his house at KNAI San Vicente Ferrer, Barangay 178, Sitio 2, Camarin, Caloocan City, when his 27-year-old son, Rhenzie, barged in at about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.   Rhenzie, who was reportedly drunk, took a piece of metal then started pummeling his father on the head and body, police said.   Rhona Mae, the victim's daughter, saw her father covered with blood and rushed him to the Dr. Jose Natalio Rodriguez Memorial Hospi...Keep on reading: Drunk pummels father to death on New Year’s Day.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 2nd, 2019Related News

MVP Ladder: Irving enters chase with work on, off the floor

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com The best of Kyrie Irving, both on and off the floor, has been on display the past few weeks. With the Boston Celtics’ season at an early crossroad, of sorts, it was Irving who stepped into the leadership void to steer things in the right direction. With injuries to key players complicating matters and chemistry issues still being sorted out, Irving was the veteran willing to step up and speak out in an effort to make sure the Celtics dealt with their issues head on. The Celtics had an inconsistent start to the season (10-10) before going on a eight-game win streak that was more like what was expected of them, only to hit the skids again briefly and lose three straight games before Irving piped up. "I think everyone can see that we've obviously had some inconsistencies regarding our play,” he said, “so I think it was just time to address it." A 36-minute players meeting in the locker room after a Dec. 21 (Dec. 22, PHL time) home thumping from Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks was enough for Irving, who didn’t spare anyone (himself included) from the harsh spotlight. It was a cathartic moment for the Celtics, who saw Al Horford return from a seven-game absence just in time for Sunday’s win in Charlotte. Kyrie was at his superstar best with the bright lights shining on Christmas. He torched the Philadelphia 76ers for 40 points, unleashing his full offensive arsenal (shooting 17-for-33 from the floor, 5-for-10 from deep), while also grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out three assists. He was in showtime mode again Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) against James Harden and the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center, finishing his night with 23 points, 11 assists, five rebounds and just one turnover. The Celtics simply had no answer for Harden, who like Irving moves up the ranks on this week’s Kia Race to the MVP Ladder. But it’s clear Irving is ready to shoulder the burden of leading these Celtics, in whatever way necessary. * * * The top five this week in the 2018-19 Kia Race to the MVP Ladder: * * * 1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks Last week: No. 1 Season stats: 26.4 points, 12.8 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.4 blocks, 1.3 steals Antetokounmpo turned Madison Square Garden into his very own Christmas playground when he smoked the Knicks for 30 points, 14 rebounds, four steals, three assists and two blocks to kick off the league’s showcase day. And just so the Knicks know it wasn’t a fluke, he hurried them again Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) at Fiserv Forum with 31 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists and four blocks in another rout. The Greek Freak is making it tough for anyone to nudge him from the top spot on this list; he’s averaging 24.8 points (on 60.9 shooting), 12.6 rebounds  5.6 assists and 1.7 blocks in his last 10 games. The Bucks are cruising during this stretch as well, solidifying their position as one of  the top teams in the Eastern Conference and the entire league at the close of the calendar year 2018. If this is just the warm up for 2019, Antetokounmpo can really crank up his MVP campaign between now and the All-Star break. 2. Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors Last week: No. 2 Season stats: 26.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.8 steals Leonard and the Raptors didn’t get an opportunity to showcase themselves for the world to see on Christmas but made up for that scheduling snafu with an instant classic in a win over Miami on the day after the holiday. Leonard scored 30 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had two assists and two steals in the winning effort. December has been good to the Raptors’ prized summer acquisition — he’s averaging 30.1 points (on .520 shooting) to go along with his 8.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals. For all of the chatter about how good the Raptors have been with Leonard out of the lineup and how good their quality depth is and has been all season, the fate of this team rests on Leonard’s broad shoulders come playoff time. He’s the one element they’ve lacked in previous runs, as a true crunch-time, go-to player in the postseason. All that noise about him not being an ideal vocal leader looks like just that at this stage of his tenure in Toronto. 3. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers Last week: No. 3 Season stats: 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 7.1 assists, 1.3 steals Lakers Nation held its collective breath earlier this week, awaiting the word on LeBron’s MRI after he heard a “pop” when he went down in the third with a groin injury in the third quarter of the Lakers’ Christmas Day (Dec. 26, PHL time) blowout over the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The news was better than expected but the catalyst for the Lakers’ revival this season is still expected to miss “several games.” This could actually prove to be a critical stretch for the Lakers. If they can manage to maintain their position in the Western Conference standings without LeBron in uniform, it’ll speak volumes about the growth and development of their youngsters. It will also instill some confidence in the entire group if they can piece together a few wins without the new king of Los Angeles. All that said, it would be shortsighted of anyone to dismiss the work LeBron has put in during the early-season turnaround this team has undergone. He was playing as well as anyone in the league this month (25.8 points on .516 shooting, 9.3 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 1.3 steals). 4. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors Last week: No. 4 Season stats: 28.6 points, 5.2 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals Curry bounced back from yet another uncharacteristic Christmas Day (Dec. 26, PHL time) performance (just 15 points on an ugly 5-for-17 shooting) with a big night against his brother Seth and the Portland Trail Blazers. But his 29 points and a triple-double from Kevin Durant wasn’t enough to lift the Warriors past Damian Lillard’s late-game heroics against his hometown team. If there was ever a time to be concerned about Curry and these Warriors, it’s now. Draymond Green and Klay Thompson cannot find their marks. The bench production is non-existent at times. And the edge the Warriors have used to their advantage for years seems to have vanished. The boost they need is more than just adding a superstar talent like Boogie Cousins (whose recovery from his Achilles injury seems to be in hyperdrive). The Warriors might need both Curry and Durant to go off script a bit and shake things up by going nuclear offensively to strike fear in teams the way this team once did. They’ve become far too predictable a target without the proper support from their other stars. 5. James Harden, Houston Rockets Last week: No. 7 Season stats: 32.3 points, 8.4 assists, 5.7 rebounds, 2.1 steals The reigning Kia MVP will not be denied any longer. Harden has been on an absolute tear of late and is bringing the Rockets back into focus in the Western Conference playoff chase while doing so. He’s posted back-to-back 40 point games (45 in their Friday, PHL time showdown win over the Boston Celtics and 41 in their Dec. 26, PHL time win over the Oklahoma City Thunder). He’s currently on a career-best eight-game run scoring 30 or more points, the first player to do so since Russell Westbrook did it in November of 2016. Harden’s the first to score 35 or more in six straight games since former teammate Carmelo Anthony accomplished the feat in April of 2013. Harden’s eight games of 40 or more points this season leads the league (Anthony Davis is second with five). The Celtics tried every player in uniform to stop him but to no avail. But Harden’s best work has been pulling the Rockets out of their sub-.500 hole at Thanksgiving to a season-best four games over .500 as they close out the 2018 portion of their schedule. * * * The next five 6. Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder 7. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets T-8. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors T-8. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers 10. Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics And five more: Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans; De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings; Tobias Harris, Los Angeles Clippers; Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers; Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 29th, 2018Related News