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Airbus eyes bigger piece of Philippine military spending

Airbus A350-1000 European aerospace giant Airbus wants to boost its revenues from the Philippine market -- currently made through the sale of airliners, helicopters and support services -- by offer.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News11 min. ago Related News

Once-in-a-lifetime event: Rare Philippine maps to go on exhibit at Ayala Museum

The Holy Grail of ancient Philippine maps is the "Carta Hydrographica y Chorographica de las Yslas Filipinas" of 1734, better known as the Murillo Velarde map. Until some years ago, few Filipinos other than historians and antique map collectors knew about it. All that has changed since the map became a key piece of evidence cementing the Philippine claim on Scarborough Shoal (clearly shown on the map as "Panacot"). Only 14 copies of the Murillo Velarde map are known to exist in the world, four of which are in the Philippines. One, previously owned by Ferdinand Marcos, is now at Malacaang Museum. Two are in private collections. The last one fetched nearly P13 million in 2014,...Keep on reading: Once-in-a-lifetime event: Rare Philippine maps to go on exhibit at Ayala Museum.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 8 hr. 58 min. ago Related News

Angeline Quinto names the ‘superhero’ who gives her strength

It has been seven years since Angeline Quinto popularized "Patuloy ang Pangarap"---her winning piece in the talent search, "Star Power." But it's surprising and heartening to know, she related, that the ballad continues to inspire people to this day.   The messages she recently received on Instagram, from overseas Filipino workers in Dubai, were especially "touching."   "I was going through my inbox one time, and saw messages from a group of friends working abroad. They confided in me that they were feeling homesick; that their lives have been extremely difficult. But as much as they wanted to go home, they have no choice but to stay because they needed their jo...Keep on reading: Angeline Quinto names the ‘superhero’ who gives her strength.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 24th, 2018Related News

Jack White donates $30K for Oklahoma house in ‘Outsiders’

TULSA, Oklahoma --- Grammy winner Jack White is helping preserve a piece of 1980s movie history. Management for the former White Stripes singer confirmed Friday he donated $30,000 (around P1.6 million)help restore a house in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that was featured in "The Outsiders." Danny O'Connor is leading an effort to turn the house into a museum about the Francis Ford Coppola film that's based on S.E. Hinton's 1967 novel of the same name. O'Connor tells reporters White's donation helped meet a $75,000 (around P4 million) fundraising goal. "The Outsiders" is a coming-of-age drama dealing with teenage gangs and poverty. The movie starred then-up-and-coming actors, including C....Keep on reading: Jack White donates $30K for Oklahoma house in ‘Outsiders’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 22nd, 2018Related News

Palace shrugs off IPT’s ‘guilty verdict’ vs Duterte as ‘sham decision’

      Malacaang on Thursday dismissed as a mere "sham decision" the recent findings by the International People's Tribunal (IPT) that found President Rodrigo Duterte guilty of human rights violations. "That's a sham decision. It has no official sanction. The validity of the findings will depend on the credibility of the tribunal. I'm in this field of law, I do not know who sat there," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque told reporters in a Palace briefing. "They appear to be a propaganda body of the international left and therefore we set it aside as being a useless piece of propaganda against the government," he added. The complaint, according to s...Keep on reading: Palace shrugs off IPT’s ‘guilty verdict’ vs Duterte as ‘sham decision’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 20th, 2018Related News

Eight breakout players who wowed in PVL s Collegiate Conference

Collegiate volleyball won’t be around until the second semester but the recently-concluded Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Collegiate Conference on ABS-CBN S+A gave us a glimpse of what the girls may be raring to give us once their tournament in their respective leagues finally open. Some girls came out of nowhere to really provide the fireworks in the conference and came away with new fans and admirers thanks to their impressive play on the floor. As the PVL’s Open Conference is about to part its curtains, let’s take a look at the eight collegiate volleybelles who totally captured our hearts thanks to their display of heart and skill.   1.) Tonnie Rose Ponce, Adamson University (Tonnie Rose Ponce (libero) made a mark in the last PVL Collegiate Conference when she bagged a Mythical Six award) Adamson head coach Air Padda is proud of Ponce, her team’s libero, for being the best cheerleader of her teammates on the floor. Even with her small stature, she plays big with a fighting spirit that has endeared her to the fans. It still came as a surprise, however, to the dimunitive Ponce, to be named as one of the Mythical Six and the conference’s Best Libero. Maybe not for Padda, who has always seen the leadership potential of her squad’s cheerleader.   2.) Rosie Rosier, University of the Philippines (The sophomore Lady Fighting Maroon was instrumental in ending the school's 36 year major title drought in the PVL Collegiate Conference) Rosier was instrumental in breaking the UP Lady Fighting Maroons’ 36-year championship drought as the sophomore carried the team on her back in a thrilling five-set Game 1 match with the FEU Lady Tamaraws. She pumped in 15 points via 13 attacks to have probably one of her best birthday celebrations to date, and followed it up with a 10-point output in Game 2 to help her squad bring home the Collegiate Conference crown.   3.) Milena Alessandrini, University of Santo Tomas (Second year Golden Tigress Milena Alessandrini powered the Thomasians in the FInal FOur ddespite nursing a shoulder injury) UST’s Fil-Italian tower introduced herself to Filipino volleyball fans when she won Rookie of the Year in UAAP Season 80. While it’s not easy to be on a different land where everyone speaks a different language, Alessandrini has been quick to adapt to what the coach wants done on the floor based on her performance in PVL. Her best game happened in the Battle for Third against Adamson where she broke out with a 31-point outing, a sign of things to come for the Golden Tigresses’ campaign in the coming UAAP wars.   4.) Celine Domingo, Far Eastern University (Celine Domingo followed up her stellar UAAP season 80 campaign with a masterful PVL Collegiate Conference under Coach George Pascua) Veteran setter Kyle Negrito is FEU’s top player and Jerrili Malabanan is their main weapon, no doubt, but Domingo is poised to take over the team as she continues to make an impact in the net in the recently-concluded PVL Collegiate Conference. The conference’s First Best Middle Blocker has been one of Coach George Pascual’s reliable players that are expected to carry the scoring duties now that super senior Bernadeth Pons’ career with the school is over. Too bad she was set back by a knee injury in Game One of the Finals against UP, which also sidelined her in Game Two.   5.) Jan Daguil, College of Saint Benilde (Jan Daguil (16) was one of the surprises for CSB in the PVL Collegiate Conference) With their MVP, Jeanette Panaga, moving on from her school career, the College of St. Benilde Lady Blazers are hard-pressed to find a replacement. So far, Marites Pablo has emerged as the biggest candidate, but not too far behind is Daguil, who has come up big for them when they needed the points the most. During their battle for a Final Four spot in the recently-concluded PVL Collegiate Conference, Daguil led her team with 15 points, all on kills, to turn back the San Sebastian College-Recoletos Lady Stags.   6.) Joyce Sta. Rita, San Sebastian College-Recoletos (Joyce Sta. Rita is the only holdover remaining for the Lady Stags but she is determined to be their main pillar) Sta. Rita is the only holdover from Coach Roger Gorayeb’s compact 7-woman squad from a year ago in NCAA Season 93, where she was named Second Best Middle Blocker. That did not stop her from being an example to her new teammates as she fought in each set and match to keep the young Lady Stags competitive even if they failed to notch a single win.   7.) Satrianni Espiritu, San Beda University (Satrianni Espiritu (10) looks to be the final piece of the puzzle for the SBU Lady Red Spikers) Everyone talks about SBU stars Cesca Racraquin and the Viray twins. But another player that should be acknowledged is Espiritu, who consistently chipped in to keep the Red Lionesses in contention with her consistent showing game in and game out. If her PVL Collegiate Conference showing translates to the incoming NCAA wars, the other ladies better be shaking in their shoes as the Red Lionesses will be a mighty force to be reckoned with. 8.) Cindy Imbo, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (With Bianca Tripoli out of commission, Cindy Imbo stepped up in the last PVL Collegiate Conference) Bianca Tripoli is the main pillar of strength for the Lady Altas. It was a shame that she had to limp off the PVL Collegiate Conference due to a mild tear in her quadriceps. Carrying the load for her during her absence is Imbo, who displayed her scoring abilities while their captain was injured. In a crucial game against favorite FEU Lady Tamaraws, Imbo fired away 15 points to lead the team. While they did not win the match, it showed her capability to step up when needed. Watch for these ladies when the 2018 seasons of the NCAA and UAAP women’s volleyball tournaments begin. Meanwhile, stay tuned for more scintillating volleyball action once the PVL resumes with their Open Conference this Saturday (September 22) on S+A, S+A HD, and via livestream......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 19th, 2018Related News

Take a piece of ‘M. Butterfly’ home with you via ‘Chrysalis’ portraits

  Before September ends, you need to catch the restaging of David Henry Hwang’s “M. Butterfly,” at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater.   It won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Play, and like all great stories, this one gets better as the years go by.   Hwang’s play follows the story of Rene Gallimard,… link: Take a piece of ‘M. Butterfly’ home with you via ‘Chrysalis’ portraits.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 13th, 2018Related News

Heroes and heroines forevermore

Let me devote this piece to a very significant event that we are now commemorating which started last Sept. 5 and will end on Oct. 5......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 13th, 2018Related News

Lucio Co s Puregold wants chunk of profitable remittance business

Retail tycoon Lucio Co's Puregold Price Club Inc. is seeking a piece of the lucrative Philippine cash remittance industry with the creation of a new subsidiary called 'Purepadala Inc......»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 11th, 2018Related News

Unlikely weapon: petanque balls help disarm Paris attacker

PARIS --- They only went out to play a calm game of petanque and enjoy some late summer warmth by a Parisian canal. By the end of the evening, the three friends had neutralized a knife-wielding attacker who had stabbed seven people, with an unlikely weapon: the game's clanking --- and hefty --- metal balls. Lobbing them in their dozens at the attacker and whacking him on the head with a wooden plank, they managed to bring the horror that befell the 19th district on Sunday night to an end. The attacker is now in custody and police are trying to piece together what happened and what the attacker's motivations for his bloody rampage were. Without the bravery of the three friends, ...Keep on reading: Unlikely weapon: petanque balls help disarm Paris attacker.....»»

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

GLASSHOUSES: Truth Liberates

NEW YORK (MindaNews / 08 Sept) — A year ago, I wrote the this piece during the height of the Marawi siege. With the recent bombings in Sultan Kudarat, truth is no farther than it was. This is my answer to one of the posts I read. Times are uncertain and we must let truth […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsSep 10th, 2018Related News

PVL: Lady Maroons shock Lady Tams, near title conquest

Championship newbie University of the Philippines Lady Maroons showed the kind of composure and grit of a seasoned team. The Lady Maroons shocked a more experienced Far Eastern University side in a come-from-behind 14-25, 22-25, 26-24, 25-18, 15-5, win Sunday to draw first blood in the best-of-three Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference Finals series at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. UP, which is on its first major tournament championship stint in decades, can close the series in Game 2 on Wednesday. “That was very, very close, again I just told them that we needed two things. One the pass, and, second less pressure on ourselves,” said UP coach Godfrey Okumu, who is looking to steer the Lady Maroons to their first major title since ruling the UAAP in 1982.   “That’s what made the big change and then also I talked to Ayel (Estranero) and I was able to tell her to play smart as you can see we started running, by running you were able to split the blocks. It was a little too late but at least it gave us the three sets,” added the Kenyan mentor. Isa Molde finished with 16 points while sophomore Roselyn Rosier played like a veteran with 15 markers highlighted by 13 attacks and added 14 digs for the Lady Maroons. Marian Buitre hammered 13 of her 14 points on attacks while Aie Gannaban scored 11 for UP.   The Lady Maroons turned the tables around with a huge third and fourth set win. With momentum on their side, UP put chills on the UAAP Season 80 runner-up by racing to an 8-3 lead and never looked back. FEU lost an important piece at the middle in Celine Domingo early in the fifth set to a right knee injury and the Diliman-based squad capitalized. Heather Guino-o posted 17 points off 11 attacks and six aces while Domingo chipped in nine kills, four aces and three kill blocks for 16 markers for the Lady Tams, who gave away 35 points off errors.  Rookie Lycha Ebon logged in 14 points while Jerrili Malabanan had 12 for FEU, which finished second last year behind National University.   ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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

ABS-CBN s Jeff Canoy wins a Palanca Award

Canoy’s winning entry was his longform piece on the 5-month-long siege of Marawi, “Buhay Pa Kami (We Are Still Alive): Dispatches from Marawi” which was written for ABS-CBN News Digital. Source link link: ABS-CBN's Jeff Canoy wins a Palanca Award.....»»

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

Slaughter OK to play as Filipino, says Fiba

  LAS VEGAS---The travel-weary members of the PBA board got a piece of very good news Friday night (Saturday in Manila) while having dinner as Fiba declared Greg Slaughter eligible to play as a Filipino.   Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio, who is also Meralco's board representative, bared the news as the other team governors celebrated while in the middle of their meal at celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck's Cut at Venetian Hotel.   "This is definitely good news, more so because we all know Greg is Filipino," Panlilio told the Inquirer. "I am happy and ecstatic. We can now all look forward to coming up with the best team possible for Gilas...Keep on reading: Slaughter OK to play as Filipino, says Fiba.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 8th, 2018Related News

Girls Generation, Sunmi drop new music

Image: K-Pop Herald K-pop women power is flying high as members of Girls Generation and Sunmi released music consecutively this week. Girls' Generation's five-piece subunit Oh!GG released.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 7th, 2018Related News

Trump hunts ‘gutless’ snitch

WASHINGTON---An opinion piece in The New York Times by an anonymous senior administration official claiming to be part of a "resistance" working "from within" to thwart US President Donald Trump's "worst inclinations" set off a wild guessing game inside and outside the White House on the author's identity. In an extraordinary move, a furious Trump tweeted a demand on Wednesday night that if "the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!" According to two people who spoke on condition of anonymity, Trump demanded that aides identify the leaker. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee San...Keep on reading: Trump hunts ‘gutless’ snitch.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 6th, 2018Related News

Unnamed senior insider rips Trump in NY Times op-ed

WASHINGTON --- In a striking anonymous broadside, a senior Trump administration official wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times on Wednesday claiming to be part of a group of people "working diligently from within" to impede President Donald Trump's "worst inclinations" and ill-conceived parts of his agenda. Trump said it was a "gutless editorial" and "really a disgrace," and his press secretary called on the official to resign. Trump later tweeted, "TREASON?" and in an extraordinary move demanded that if "the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!" The writer, claiming to be ...Keep on reading: Unnamed senior insider rips Trump in NY Times op-ed.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 6th, 2018Related News

Taking on the beast

TRANSLATING Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana into dance is a feat not for the fainthearted. Composed between 1935 and 1936, the cantata is a beast of a piece that plays at piety before descending into medieval debauchery. The post Taking on the beast appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsSep 4th, 2018Related News

It’s time to amend laws and address juvenile delinquents

Crame files THE shocking case of a 15-year old boy who was caught on CCTV camera clubbing a minor to death with a piece of wood in Caloocan City has caught even the attention of priests in the country that some even included the incident in their sermon last Sunday.….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsSep 4th, 2018Related News

London show explores hidden world of facial recognition

LONDON --- Don't judge by appearances. It's an age-old piece of advice that is being roundly ignored by corporations, governments and law-enforcement agencies around the globe. British police use facial-recognition technology to scan crowds for suspects. Owners of the latest iPhones can unlock their phones with face ID. Whole Foods and other retailers are testing facial recognition as a way of eliminating check-out tills in stores. Modern technology means your face is both your identity and a commodity --- but as an exhibition going on display in London shows, that technology is far from perfect. "Face Values," the U.S. entry at the multinational London Design Biennale, expl...Keep on reading: London show explores hidden world of facial recognition.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 4th, 2018Related News