LOOK: Mak Tumang’s sketches of Catriona Gray’s evening gowns – MB Life

Which will she wear?? Every piece is breathtaking ✨We love the designs! 😍#MissUniverse #MissUniverse2018 #CatrionaGray LOOK: Mak Tumang’s sketches of Catriona Gray’s evening gowns – MB Life Source link: LOOK: Mak Tumang’s sketches of Catriona Gray’s evening gowns – MB Life.....»»

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

Excavator set on fire in Guimaras

A PIECE OF heavy equipment was set afire evening of Dec. 11, 2018 in Buenavista, Guimaras. Police investigators have yet to determine if the incident was accidental or deliberate. “Based on the initial probe, we already ruled out the possibility that it was perpetrated by the New People’s Army (NPA),” said Senior Superintendent Julio Gustilo, […] The post Excavator set on fire in Guimaras appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

Bersamina hogs the spotlight at 7th Asian Continental chess tiff

Filipino International Master Paulo Bersamina claimed the scalp of third seed Grandmaster Le Quang Liem of Vietnam In 36 moves of a Giuoco Piano to snare a piece of the lead at the start of the 7th Asian Continental Chess Championships......»»

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

Messi scores twice from free kicks in Barca win vs Espanyol

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi scored twice from free kicks in a league match for the first time in his career on Saturday, leading Barcelona to a 4-0 rout of Espanyol in the Spanish league. Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez also scored in the Catalan derby for Barcelona, which opened a three-point lead over Sevilla and Atletico Madrid. Sevilla drew 1-1 at Valencia earlier Saturday, while Atletico defeated Alaves 3-0 at home. Fifth-placed Real Madrid visits last-place Huesca on Sunday, only a few hours before River Plate and Boca Juniors meet in the Copa Libertadores final at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The perfectly struck set-piece goals capped another brilliant performance by Messi, who got past defenders with ease and effortlessly put his teammates in a position to score. The first free kick came in the 17th minute from about 25 meters (yards) away. Messi curled a left-footed shot into the top corner, with the ball turning away from the outstretched arm of Espanyol goalkeeper Diego Lopez. The second came in the 65th, with the ball a bit further back and from a slightly different angle. Messi's shot was struck just as perfectly at the first one, curling over the wall and into the top corner. This time, Lopez didn't even get close to making a save. Messi had also set up Dembele's goal in the 26th, sending a well-placed throughball to the French forward. Dembele got rid of a defender with a nice cut-back move before sending a high shot into the far corner. Dembele gave the assist for Suarez's goal just before halftime, with the Uruguayan's shot from a tough angle finding the net after going through the legs of Lopez......»»

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

Discrepancies and more questions about Luna’s ‘deadly’ P3.2M telegram

Controversy continues to swirl over a telegram sold at auction last week for P3.2 million.   That may seem like a lot of money for a yellowed piece of paper with a missing corner, but this is no ordinary telegram---it was heralded as "The Extremely Historically Important Hen. Luna Telegram from Emilio Aguinaldo summoning him to his death."   Everyone who has seen the blockbuster film "Heneral Luna" is curious to know the mastermind behind Luna's assassination, and this telegram may very well be the smoking gun historians have been looking for.   Or is it?   A noisy minority, including partisans of Emilio Aguinaldo, claim the telegram is fak...Keep on reading: Discrepancies and more questions about Luna’s ‘deadly’ P3.2M telegram.....»»

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

‘Vice’ paces Golden Globes nominees

Adam McKay’s “Vice” leads the list of Golden Globes nomination with six. “A Star Is Born,” “The Favourite,” and “Green Book” scored five a piece. Meanwhile, TV drama “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” picked up four nominations. The 2019 Golden Globes awards will be on 6 January to be hosted by Andy […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 7th, 2018Related News

Filipino artists show their works on NY’s Fifth Avenue

    NEW YORK -- Every budding artist dreams of artistic exposure in the financial capital of the world, New York City. Amid the bustling city that bred famous artists, located right next to landmark Rockefeller Center is no less than the Philippine Center on 556 Fifth Avenue corner 46thStreet.   This time of the year it is adorned by our famous parol, with giant TV monitors showing various sceneries in the Philippines for 24-hours. The window display alone attracts thousands of tourists that pass by on Fifth Avenue, going to Saks Fifth holiday display and St. Patrick's Cathedral.   Acquired during the Marcos regime in 1974, this prime piece of Ma...Keep on reading: Filipino artists show their works on NY’s Fifth Avenue.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 5th, 2018Related News

Chalk Exclusive: K-Pop Group The Boyz Proves Why They re Stan-Worthy

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Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleDec 5th, 2018Related News

What ‘Glorious’ suggests

It got 17 million views. It's either we have 17 million promiscuous people or 17 million who are open-minded and want to talk about it." Thus observed Angel Jones, mom of actor Tony Labrusca, of the unexpectedly positive reception that the trailer of her son's film, "Glorious," received since it was posted online in early November. "Obviously, people are interested. It's something that they want to talk about, but are probably too ashamed to do so. They just don't know how to start the conversation, and this film is a conversation piece for them," Jones told the Inquirer during the special screening of the film directed by Connie Macatuno. "In the States or in Europe, traile...Keep on reading: What ‘Glorious’ suggests.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 2nd, 2018Related News

City of Dreams Manila has collaborated with the renowned and every bride’s dream…

City of Dreams Manila has collaborated with the renowned and every bride’s dream fashion designer, FRANCIS LIBIRAN. On this beautifully adorned blush-themed runway inspired by a bridal cake, we showcase Francis’ dreamy pastel collection. Each piece is a timeless creation, exquisitely crafted to make every bride fall in love. #DreamWeddingsAtCOD #cityofdreamsmanila Source link: City of Dreams Manila has collaborated with the renowned and every bride’s dream….....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Nov 30th, 2018Related News

CHAMPIONS AT LONG LAST: Reliving UP’s successful 1986 UAAP revolt

It was the year of People Power, a revolution like no other. And, who would think that such an “uprising” has spilled onto collegiate basketball the same year as the stronghold of the UE Red Warriors was overran? What other ball club can best depict this EDSA Spirit than the 1986 UP Fighting Maroons? Its putsch in the UAAP was carefully plotted since legendary coach Joe Lipa took over the coaching reigns in 1981. This began fierce onslaught only a year later when the Maroons made a rare march into the UAAP Finals against the UE, which boasted a fearsome shooter named Allan Caidic. Title contender Led by the high leaper, Vincent Albino, the Maroons made that shocking feat, yet succumbed to the Warriors’ fiery offensive and lost. But, UP showed nevertheless they had what it takes to be a title contender. And the rebuilding continued in 1983 when UP successfully recruited two big names in the NCAA--Ronnie Magsanoc and Eric Altamirano, stalwarts of the 1982 juniors champs San Beda Red Cubs. With Magsanoc directing plays and Altamirano scorching hot from all angles, UP further advanced in its ferocious plan of taking over the UAAP. But Glenn Capacio and Harmon Codinera of FEU frustrated the upstarts and dealt UP a painful loss in the Finals after being so close to winning the championship. Missing link Their frustration became deeply rooted as the Maroons stumbled the next couple of years finding that “missing link” to glory. And months after a dictatorship was toppled, UP’s powerful missing piece to its years of rebuilding came walking into the Maroon bench—the sensational 6’4” center Benjie Paras, also a hotshot alumnus of San Beda. Paras became the answered prayer since the Maroons had players with an average height of 6’1” at the time, surely a no-match against the burly inside operators of other UAAP teams. Now with a dominating center manning the paint, UP was set to finally chase that dream. And also they had an answer to the best big man of that era, Jerry Codinera, who had puzzled opponents with his shiftiness, defensive prowess (called the Defense Minister in the PBA), exceptional perimeter shooting, and versatility. Best starting five Also, UP has the best starting five in the league, all of them from that sensational Red Cubs basketball program concocted by coach Ato Badolato—Paras, Magsanoc, Altamirano, Joey Mendoza and Duane Salvatierra—with the sweet-shooting sixth man Joey Guanio, a rookie from La Salle Greenhills, providing added artillery and standout Ramil Cruz bringing in his outstanding all-around play. Despite this, however, their title shot wasn’t smooth sailing. Codinera and the Warriors defeated them twice in the eliminations and UE came close to a sweep that would automatically serve them the trophy. But a loss to rival FEU in the last game in the eliminations paved the way for UP, who landed second place after winning a knockout match against the Tamaraws, for that hard-earned slot in the finals. They were however saddled with a twice-to-win disadvantage. Title hungry This didn’t matter to the Maroons, as their hunger for the title brought out the best in them. With thousands of UP supporters trooping to the ULTRA in October 1986, the Maroons were unstoppable. Using a merciless zone, the Maroons were able to stifle Codinera from doing his thing in the paint. This led to UP’s emphatic decisive win in Game 1, 86-75, that arranged a winner take-all championship match three days later. And, in that rubber match, with the whole venue filled with UP students and alumni, from students, faculty, administrators to virtually the entire political spectrum to even former Diliman Commune leaders in the 1970s all coming in droves to cheer them on, how can the Maroons fail them? Altamirano’s true worth From the first time the buzzer sounded, the Maroons never allowed the Warriors to even move an inch, with its prolific scorer Altamirano showing his true worth. After subbing for a fouled out Magsanoc with a good four minutes left to play in the match, Altamirano shone with his playmaking skills and blazing marksmanship with his 27 points leaving the Warriors with no room to breathe. He ended up the tournament MVP that year. Paras likewise prevailed in his giant duel with Codinera with 19 points and 10 rebounds. With an insurmountable lead going into the final seconds, and coach Lipa reaching to the sky in triumph, the buzzer sounded with UP winning by nine points, 98-89. More than a dream come true And their first UAAP title in 47 years is now in their hands, more than a dream come true for the national cage mentor and the UP community he served. It brought a startling “revolution” into fruition, with UP taking over the reigns of the UAAP. Unfortunately, however, the celebration was short-lived, with the Ateneo, La Salle, and UST dynastic runs succeeding their memorable feat. Now 32 seasons later, UP has a chance to finally taste that sweet, scintillating victory again......»»

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

FALSE: ‘No law’ prevents gov’t officials from participating in businesses

Claim: In a Manila Times opinion piece published on November 21, columnist Rigoberto Tiglao claimed there is no law that prohibits any government official from setting up businesses. His piece was republished on the sites and on November 20 and 21, respectively. “It must be emphasized that ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 28th, 2018Related News

Standhardinger wants Kai Sotto to 'destroy' people

PBA 2017 no. 1 pick Christian Standhardinger of San Miguel is not one to tell Kai Sotto what to on the basketball court. However, if there's one thing that Sotto can work on in order to live up to his overwhelming potential, it's that he has to come to the court with the intention of dominating his opponents each time. After finally sharing the court with the 16-year-old Ateneo star, Standhardinger is impressed. The Fil-German forward says that Kai can do so much on the basketball court. "Great player, he's a very talented guy," Standhardinger said of Sotto. "If he comes with a killer [mentality], like to really put people to the rim and really go hard and not let anybody push him around, he can make it to the league I'm not gonna lie to you guys. The only thing that he has to develop is that little killer instinct," he added. Standhardinger believes that no one can match up to Kai and Sotto should be able to realize that moving forward. Kai should assert his dominance according to Christian. "It doesn't matter who he plays, he just gotta come out there and destroy people, and he's capable of that," Standhardinger said. While Standhardinger is not about to "mentor" Sotto anytime soon, he says that Kai can come to him anytime for advice. "If he has a question I'll tell him [an answer] but I wouldn't say like I'm guiding or mentoring him," Standhardinger said. "He [Kai] knows that if he ever needs help or a piece of my mind, my door is always open. He has my number. But I'm not here going around mentoring people because I think everyone is a great basketball player already and have their stuff together," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 26th, 2018Related News

Coco levy trust fund dangled as Christmas gift to farmers

LUCENA CITY --- A piece of legislation, which has been described as the government's Christmas gift to coconut farmers is just two steps away from becoming law. Sen. Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate agriculture committee, said the bill creating a trust fund for more than P100 billion in levy collected from coconut farmers by the Marcos dictatorship had been approved by panels of the two chambers of Congress. After the Senate and House of Representatives pass the bicameral version of the bill, Villar said President Rodrigo Duterte was expected to quickly sign it into law. Its passage into law by Christmas will be a gift to farmers, said Villar, who was here on Saturday as ...Keep on reading: Coco levy trust fund dangled as Christmas gift to farmers.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 25th, 2018Related News

Distressed clothing-2

LET’S continue with last Saturday’s article by John Hovart II, But first, in reaction to that piece, a reader sent photos of two girls almost in the state of dishabille and below it a photo of three kids in rags. Their tattered clothes should make those who adopted the distressed clothing think of the disparity […] The post Distressed clothing-2 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsNov 24th, 2018Related News

'StateCaptureInquiry: I have nothing to fear - Gordhan

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says his detractors should appear before the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture and "say their piece under oath".Gord.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsNov 21st, 2018Related News

Rejuvenated Dutch strike late, into Nations League s Final 4

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press The Netherlands' recovery from one of the lowest ebbs in its history continued with a last-gasp qualification for the Final Four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League on Monday. Virgil van Dijk volleyed home a 90th-minute equalizer to seal a dramatic Dutch comeback in a 2-2 draw in Germany, allowing Ronald Koeman's rejuvenated side to top its qualifying group on goal difference ahead of France, and join fellow group winners Portugal, England and Switzerland in a five-day finals competition in June. So instead of seeing Kylian Mbappe, France's new wonderkid and star of the team's World Cup triumph in Russia in July, vying for another piece of international silverware, soccer fans will get to see if the Netherlands truly has turned the corner. The slump of the Dutch has been profound since they finished third at the World Cup in Brazil in 2014. They failed to qualify for an enlarged European Championship in 2016 and also didn't make it to the World Cup this year. Three coaches — Guus Hiddink, Danny Blind, and Dick Advocaat — came and went. And with Dutch soccer at club level also in strife, debate swirled as to how one of the long-time heavyweights of the world game could recover. Under Koeman, though, the future of the Oranje looks bright. Youngsters like center midfielder Frenkie de Jong and center back Matthijs de Ligt are regarded as two of the most promising players in the world; Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum have returned to their best form over the last 18 months; and, in Van Dijk, the Netherlands has one of the best defenders around. A rock for Liverpool this season and last, Van Dijk — soccer's most expensive defender following his $99 million move from Southampton in January — sidefooted in a cross from the left to follow up an 84th-minute goal from Quincy Promes that gave the Dutch a glimmer of hope in Gelsenkirchen. The Germans had gone 2-0 up after 19 minutes thanks to Timo Werner's dipping shot from 25 meters and Leroy Sane's deflected effort from just inside the area. They couldn't hold on, though, and finished group play with no wins, just two points, and in something of a crisis. They didn't get out of their group in Russia in a dismal defense of their World Cup title, while relegation to League B of the Nations League — featuring Europe's second-tier teams — had already been confirmed after failing to win any of their first three group games. Germany coach Joachim Loew opted to stay in the job after the World Cup, but is now under mounting pressure. The Nations League, a new competition devised by UEFA to replace unpopular international friendlies with competitive matches between teams of a similar level, appears to have won over the skeptics, and the lineup for the Final Four is intriguing if hardly a marketer's dream. Portugal, which will be playing on home soil, has a superstar in Cristiano Ronaldo who should be back in the team after an extended absence from international soccer since the World Cup. England has Harry Kane, the top scorer at the World Cup, and a talented, dynamic group of young players under forward-thinking coach Gareth Southgate. Switzerland, which hasn't reached a quarterfinal of an international tournament since 1954, will be the outsider. The Netherlands, at No. 15, will be the lowest-ranked team in the competition but should not be discounted. This victory came three days after the team produced one of its best performances in years to beat France 2-0, while it beat Portugal 3-0 in March and Germany by the same score at home in the Nations League. The draw for the Final Four, which comprises of two semifinals and then a third-place playoff and final, will take place in Dublin on Dec. 3. Some other loose ends were tied up in the Nations League, which offers teams a second chance to qualify for the European Championship in 2020. The 16 group winners in Leagues A, B, C and D — or the next best-placed teams who have not already qualified via the European qualifiers starting in March — will progress to the Nations League playoffs and compete for the last four qualifying places for Euro 2020. NORWAY, MACEDONIA PROMOTED Norway was promoted to the second-tier League B after finishing top of Group C3 with a 2-0 win at Cyprus. The Norwegians started the final round of group play tied for points with Bulgaria, which could only draw at home to Slovenia 1-1. Macedonia went up to League C after beating Gibraltar 4-0 to top Group D4. Armenia, the only team that could have finished above Macedonia, ended up second after drawing at Liechtenstein 2-2. SLOVAKIA RELEGATED Slovakia was relegated to League C after losing at neighbor Czech Republic 1-0, with Patrik Schick scoring the winner in the first half with a deft lob over the goalkeeper on a counterattack. Denmark was already guaranteed promotion to the top tier and Ireland was sure of being relegated before they drew 0-0 in Aarhus......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 20th, 2018Related News

Why China chose Arroyo over Aquino

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on July 24, 2012. Rappler is republishing this piece in time for Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to the Philippines this month. MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – If China became increasingly aggressive in defending its territorial claims in 2012, it was partly because of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsNov 18th, 2018Related News

Björk to present new show ‘Cornucopia’

The Shed, a major new arts center opening in New York City this spring, is hosting the world premiere of Bjrk's new concert production "Cornucopia". While full details of the production have yet to be revealed, "Cornucopia" will be presented in The Shed's largest space, the McCourt, and will feature Bjrk as well as the seven-piece female Icelandic flute ensemble Viibra. Conceived by Bjrk and directed by John Tiffany ("Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"), it will be, in Bjrk's words, "my most elaborate stage concert yet, where the acoustic and digital will shake hands, encouraged by a bespoke team of collaborators." The artist James Merry, who designed the futuristic headpiec...Keep on reading: Björk to present new show ‘Cornucopia’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 13th, 2018Related News

Net Garbo

The biggest piece still missing in the narco politics puzzle during the term of President Noynoy Aquino is former Philippine National Police (PNP) deputy director general Marcelo Garbo Jr. who was reputed as a shoo-in for the PNP chief post had Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer and now senatorial bet Mar Roxas won the presidency. […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 12th, 2018Related News