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Sonia Roco directs original play on Jungian archetypes

  With its paisley prints and pastel hues, the poster for "Halo Halo Tayo!" looks like one for a dessert place selling all manner of sweets. It's actually an original, full-length play directed by Sonia Roco, wife of the late senator and presidential candidate Raul Roco.   Now in her mid-70s, Sonia keeps a schedule that allows her to indulge in her interests: traveling, meeting up with friends, and expressing her artistic bent. In her youth, she took a year-long course in speech and drama in London.   When she returned to the Philippines, she acted in and directed musicals and stage plays. "Halo Halo Tayo! The Delicious and Colorfully Complex Filipino So...Keep on reading: Sonia Roco directs original play on Jungian archetypes.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 14th, 2018Related News

4 bedroom House and Lot For Sale in Taguig City for 25,129,129 – Web reference 113583740 – Property for sale Philippines : Property24

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

December 12, 2018 Movie Schedule may change without prior notice. *For R-13 AN…

December 12, 2018 Movie Schedule may change without prior notice. *For R-13 AND R-16 movies: Please bring birth certificate or I.D with proof of birth. MTRCB rating is strictly implemented. #EverythingsHereAtSM #ILoveSMManila #EatPlayShopInTheCity Source link: December 12, 2018 Movie Schedule may change without prior notice. *For R-13 AN….....»»

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Business group wants lower assessments for property transfers within families

THE Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) on Monday called for a 50% assessment level under the Department of Finance (DoF) Schedule of Market Values (SMV) for estates transferred to relatives ahead of the donor’s impending death and free transfers of property to relatives during the donor’s lifetime......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsDec 10th, 2018Related News

Longtime friends James, Wade prepare for last meeting as opponents

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com LOS ANGELES — Friendships are never formed totally by choice, because fate demands a say-so in the process by creating the time and the place and in the curious case of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, the basketball court. It was in Chicago, June of 2003, site of the NBA’s annual draft combine, the meet market for young players gathered to someday change the game, when Wade and LeBron had each other at wassup. In some ways, it was an unlikely pairing: Teenaged phenom from Akron, Ohio, fresh from the cover of Sports Illustrated and the high school prom who already had a national following; and an overlooked underdog from the Chicago suburbs who only became an acquired basketball taste weeks earlier after a searing run through the NCAA tournament. That day, Wade and LeBron went through the checkup lines for height and weight, vertical leap and whatever else the combines put rookies through and then during a break came the only measurement that counted, when one future Hall of Famer sized up the other. LeBron said: “Some things you can’t explain. Sometimes it’s just chemistry.” Wade said: “When you’re young and coming into the league, you find guys you have something in common with, then you continue to link and that’s what we did. It’s organic how we built this friendship.” Some 15 years later, the bond will endure, likely forever. The basketball part, however, ends Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) after the game when Wade, who’s calling it a career after this season, peels off his sweat-soaked Heat jersey and swaps it for a Laker top belonging to LeBron. It might qualify as the best trade of the NBA season, or at least the most emotional. "It's sweet and sour,” said LeBron, anticipating the moment at Staples Center. “The sweet part about it is I've always loved being on the same floor with my brother. And the sour part about it is that this is our last time sharing the same court.” Brother? How many folks with different blood can call each other that? True friendship is answering the phone at 3 a.m. instead of letting it ring, and reaching for the tab with longer arms, and above all, becoming a mattress when the other guy falls. Those tests were aced throughout the LeBron-Wade bromance that stretched through two Olympic teams, four years in Miami, two NBA championships and even 46 games in Cleveland together but of course was always put on hold whenever they were on opposite benches. This is best placed into proper context by Gabrielle Union, the actress and wife of Wade, who says ever so delicately about her husband in those friend vs. friend moments: “He wants to kill him. Drop three-balls on him.” Perhaps so, because as Wade says, “you always want to beat your best friend,” yet their competitive spirit is confined within the baselines and between the jump ball and buzzer. Then the teasing and bragging rights begin by text or call, almost instantly. This arrangement irked the old-school basketball culture, long cringing at the chummy ways of a new generation, believing that most if not all interaction should cease until the offseason, or even better, when careers are done. Wade and LeBron then turned up the volume on that subject when they linked up as teammates with the Heat in 2010, angering the purists and creating, at least initially, a team to be despised as well as respected. Not that Wade and LeBron regret that experience at all, or the noise that followed; this was, as Union observed, “far bigger than basketball.” The chance to be neighbors and watch their kids grow up together and celebrate championships on South Beach until well past sunrise was a priceless part of the bonding process, something neither will be able to duplicate as they begin a new phase of their relationship. The chance to let their hair down (well, Wade anyway) and loosen up, away from the crowds and the media, is something they could keep to themselves. Although: Mrs.Wade spilled a few friendship secrets the other day, with an ohmigod and a roll of the eyes. “They laugh a lot,” she said. “LeBron is silly. Dwyane is silly. They’re silly and goofy together. When they’re around each other it’s like a never-ending sleepover. That’s what it feels like when you’re in their orbit. They have an unspoken language and jokes and it’s like a show and everyone’s watching.” It helped that, in addition to being in the same sport, both LeBron and Wade became all-time greats, because like-minded and like-talented people tend to magnetize. It was LeBron who collected MVP awards and a huge social media flock at first, then Wade followed up by winning a championship first, and this created a mutual respect for each other’s abilities. It also allowed them to walk through the same exclusive doors together, for example, making a pair of Olympic teams and a batch of All-Star Games, therefore putting them in close company even before the Heat experience. From those moments, a relationship tightened. And when life threw airballs in their direction, one was there to help the other. “When I was going through the custody of my kids and that battle, he was someone I talked to constantly and told him what I was going through,” said Wade. “And vice versa, when he was going through things family-wise, I could talk to him and try to relate. You lean on guys who have similar stories and have gone through similar things in their lives to help with advice or just be there to listen.” Curiously, one of their few awkward moments happened when they became teammates in Miami initially. The transition, Wade admitted, was friction-free but not totally smooth. Superstars have egos. Adjustments were needed and were done and this was made possible by LeBron’s game, which is built on unselfish play. “It would’ve been easier if we went to a neutral site,” Wade said. “But because he came to Miami, it was my team before he got there. It was a little hard because of that, but once we got through the first year it was easy. He can play with anybody. He can go out and score or he can get 17 points and 20 assists. He knows if a guy hasn’t shot the ball in a while and how to get him going.” Their on-court chemistry was astonishing to witness at times, the best entertainment in basketball back then. They knew each other’s tendencies, spots on the floor and how to mesh. How many times did Wade toss a lob to a streaking LeBron for a dunk, or vice-versa? Along with Chris Bosh, this was one of the most productive link-ups in NBA history. Four years and four trips to the NBA Finals don’t lie. And true friendship is following your pal to Cleveland in winter, as Wade did last year in an awkward attempt to re-create the past. To this, Wade shook his head and laughed: “Yeah, yeah, you right about that.” While Wade is putting a bow on this retirement season, he marvels at his friend’s staying power and salutes LeBron’s decision to sign up with the Lakers and take on Los Angeles. “I think it’s great, something he wanted to do,” Wade said. “For a player to be able to map out his career the way he has been able to do, he’s doing it his way. This is the way he wanted, to end it here in L.A., on and off the court. His career is not over, but this is the last layer of his career.” And LeBron, reflecting on Wade’s NBA imprint, said: “D-Wade has definitely had a helluva career, obviously. A first-ballot Hall of Famer, a three-time champion and so on and so on. I mean, it speaks for itself. But what he's done for that franchise and what he's done for that community since he's been drafted has been a pretty good story.” This is curious timing, how the NBA schedule has Wade making his last trip to Los Angeles and against LeBron not long after Wade and Union, who have a home in L.A., recently welcomed a newborn daughter. The families spent Sunday (Monday, PHL time) together at the baby shower, then the farewell game tips 24 hours later. Union calls it the “end of a basketball brotherhood but the beginning of a real friendship with basketball gone” and Wade agrees. “When we first came into the league people couldn’t understand how we could be friends during the season," Wade said. "When I was in Cleveland for a game I’d go to his house the night before, we’d go to the movies and hang out and then we’d go at each other in the game. We’d laugh about that. We enjoy having a different relationship than what was done before us, but then going out and playing against him, I’d always want to whup his you-know-what. And vice versa. Just the times we shared. The moments when it’s not all been great, but to be able to have somebody to talk to and run things by. A lot of people don’t have a LeBron James to call up and say, 'Hey, I’m thinking about this, what do you think about it?’ That’s special.” What will also be special Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) is when Wade, as has been his routine after every game this season, swaps jerseys with an opposing player; this will be the 1,001st game of Wade’s dwindling NBA career. “Obviously this is something I wanted to do in my last year,” Wade said. “But of all the players in the league, LeBron is one of my closest friends so this one will mean a little more, because of the paths that we both went down as competitors against each other and as teammates. We’ll be linked together forever.” And what might be said between friends and competitors caught up in that moment? Wade offers this: “We’ll look at each other and say, 'Yo, this is it.’ It’s crazy that it happened so fast. We remember the night we got drafted like yesterday. But it comes fast. Just an ending of a chapter in both of our lives.” Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or 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 10th, 2018Related News

Armenia votes in snap polls to cement reform drive

Armenians were voting in parliamentary elections triggered years ahead of schedule by reformist leader Nikol Pashinyan, who is aiming to cement his political authority in the post-Soviet country. Armenia votes in snap polls to cement reform drive Source link: Armenia votes in snap polls to cement reform drive.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 10th, 2018Related News

DPWH to conduct road reblocking, repair in Quezon City, Taguig

MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced on Friday a schedule for road reblocking and repair in some areas in Quezon City and Taguig. In a statement, DPWH.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsDec 8th, 2018Related News

Appeal to President Duterte for PH participation in Expo 2020

FILIPINOS in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) just celebrated over the weekend our host country’s 47th National Day. There were many festivities held across the seven emirates which provided our kababayan a respite from their weekly work schedule. We are more than 700,000 strong and the fourth largest ethnic group after the Indians, Pakistanis and… link: Appeal to President Duterte for PH participation in Expo 2020.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 7th, 2018Related News

Mega dam finished by December 2022

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo The P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multipurpose Project (JRMP) II in Calinog, Iloilo will be in full operation by December 2022, according to Senator Franklin Drilon. Drilon said that the contractor has put up preparatory structures but there is still no schedule for the formal groundbreaking. “The formality of the ground breaking can come […] The post Mega dam finished by December 2022 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 6th, 2018Related News

Second UAAP title sweeter for Nieto twins as they match dad’s feat

Matt and Mike Nieto didn't just have a twin thing; the whole Ateneo team had one---sort of. When the twins got sidelined with injuries and dengue in the middle part of the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball tournament, the whole team picked up the slack until the brothers were able to return to form at the tail end of the Blue Eagles' schedule. That next man up attitude carried Ateneo to itssecond straight UAAP men's basketball title after sweeping University of the Philippines in the Season 81 finals. "Our motto was next man up and it was really evident this season because there were players who got sidelined every other game," said Mike after Ateneo's 99-81 Game 2 win Wednesd...Keep on reading: Second UAAP title sweeter for Nieto twins as they match dad’s feat.....»»

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

DPWH opens Otis Bridge

Just in time for the Christmas rush, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) yesterday opened the newly reconstructed 172-meter Otis Bridge in Manila two months ahead of schedule......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 5th, 2018Related News

6-Lane Otis Bridge Opened in Time for Christmas Rush

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has re-opened on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, the newly-reconstructed, strengthened and widened Otis Bridge along P.M. Guazon Street, Paco, Manila. “We are glad that we were able to finish the replacement of Otis Bridge within five (5) months and ahead of schedule. This will be another Christmas […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsDec 4th, 2018Related News

Otis Bridge in Manila reopened months ahead of schedule after rehabilitation

Filipinos praised the speedy repair of the Department of Public Works and Highways on Otis Bridge in Paco, Manila since it was initially promised that it would be fully functional by February 2019. The bridge was inaugurated on Tuesday, December 4 after a five-month closure due to the rehabilitation efforts which were originally slated to commence in […] The post Otis Bridge in Manila reopened months ahead of schedule after rehabilitation appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopDec 4th, 2018Related News

Duterte jokes about use of marijuana

Summitry is no fun, and the schedule too hectic for leaders of his age, according to President Duterte, who said even Brunei Sultan Hajji Hassanal Bolkiah kept falling asleep......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 4th, 2018Related News

Latest : Duterte admits using marijuana to keep him awake

President Rodrigo Duterte admitted Monday he was taking marijuana to keep him awake, citing his hectic schedule......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Sen. Lacson s Manifestation on the Forthcoming Budget Deliberations:

December 3, 2018. This is a very quick manifestation regarding the forthcoming budget deliberations. We are in receipt of the tentative plenary schedule and I noticed that as proposed, we have to close the period of interpellation on Friday, Dec. 7, this Friday. There are 271 items on the agenda, meaning agencies… Source link link: Sen. Lacson's Manifestation on the Forthcoming Budget Deliberations:.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 3rd, 2018Related News

LRT 1 Cavite phase seen to finally start in H1 2019 | Inquirer Business

The massive Cavite extension phase of the Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT-1), now about three years behind schedule, may start construction within the first half of 2019, according to its private secto.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Duterte says he uses marijuana to cope with hectic schedule

Complaining about the tight schedule in the recently concluded Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore, President Rodrigo Duterte said that he uses marijuana to keep up with the activities......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Duterte backtracks on ‘marijuana’ remarks

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte, whose controversial drug war has prompted international criticism in the course of his administration, said on Monday he smokes marijuana to stay awake and cope with his punishing schedule......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceDec 3rd, 2018Related News

Matt Nieto picks best time to regain form, has career high in UAAP Finals opener

There couldn't have been a better time for Matt Nieto to regain his form. Nieto was instrumental in the clutch in leading defending champion Ateneo over University of the Philippines, 88-79, in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 81 men's basketball Finals. READ: Ravena, Nieto push Ateneo past UP in Game 1 But it almost didn't happen for Nieto, who only returned to the Blue Eagles in the last three games of their elimination round schedule. Nieto fractured his right pinky finger in the early part of Ateneo's 82-62 win over Far Eastern University in the second round and while recovering from the injury he contracted dengue that forced him to miss games. "It's a step-by-step proce...Keep on reading: Matt Nieto picks best time to regain form, has career high in UAAP Finals opener.....»»

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