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Barcelona wins at Eibar 2-0 before trip to Chelsea in CL

By Joseph Wilson, Associated Press BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi looks ready for London. Barcelona's star helped to set up two goals to beat 10-man Eibar 2-0 on Saturday as the Spanish leaders warmed up for their visit to Chelsea in the Champions League. Barcelona broke its mini-slump of back-to-back draws to remain unbeaten through 24 rounds and extend its advantage over second-place Atletico Madrid to 10 points. Barcelona visits Stamford Bridge on Tuesday in the opening leg of the round of 16. "We will head to the match with confidence," Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets said about Chelsea. "We are having a good season, but that won't mean anything now. We are facing a tie against a great team that won its league last season. We know it will be difficult and that we have to play smart for 180 minutes." Eibar showed why it is one of the surprises of the season in Spain by taking the initiative first at Barcelona. But a moment of brilliance by Messi was all it took to swing the match Barcelona's way. Messi's weight-perfect pass threaded past three defenders left Luis Suarez all alone in the 16th minute. Suarez used a feint to bring goalkeeper Marco Dmitrovic to the turf before netting his 17th goal in the competition. Only Messi, with 20, has more. Messi played a big part in Jordi Alba's goal in the 88th, when he forced a save from Dmitrovic and Alba was free to finish it off. Suarez's goal came against the flow of the match. Pressing up the pitch and setting a fast pace, Eibar forwards Fabian Orellana, Takashi Inui and midfielder Joan Jordan threatened the visitors. Orellana damaged his team's chances of a comeback when he earned bookings in the 57th and 66th. The first card was for a a needless tackle that cut down Andres Iniesta. Orellana compounded that mistake when he batted a ball into the air with play stopped and the referee waiting for Eibar to return the ball to Barcelona to take a free kick. Eibar coach Jose Luis Mendilibar was also sent off minutes later for protesting when the referee did not book Suarez for lightly kicking the ball after play stopped for an offside call. Despite playing a man down, Eibar still managed to make Barcelona work. Inui had two attempts that required saves from goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen until Alba secured the three points. "Losing a player hurt them. It came at a moment when the game was tightly contested," Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde said. "It was important to win after the past two matches and knowing how difficult it would be against an Eibar that is having a great season." The loss was only the second for Eibar in its last 13 matches. It remained in seventh place. Atletico hosts Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. ___ SEVILLA AWAITS UNITED Sevilla also won before its Champions League meeting with Manchester United, beating Las Palmas 2-1 in the Canary Islands to move into fifth place. Sevilla hosts United on Wednesday to start their Champions League final-16 tie. ___ LATE TURNAROUND Valencia scored two late goals to snatch a 2-1 win at bottom side Malaga, which was left seven points from safety. Dani Parejo hit the winner with five minutes remaining when he converted a penalty kick after Ignasi Miguel earned a direct red card for pulling down Rodrigo Moreno with only the goalie to beat. Valencia, in third place, moved four points clear of Real Madrid before it visits Real Betis on Sunday. ___ DEPRESSED DEPORTIVO Deportivo lost its second straight match under new coach Clarence Seedorf after falling at Alaves 1-0. Deportivo remained in the relegation zone as its winless streak reached nine rounds......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 18th, 2018Related News

Bell Church, Oro LGU pray for peace and prosperity for all

The Bell Church of Cagayan de Oro and the local government represented by Mayor Oscar S. Moreno joined hands in praying for peace and prosperity in the Year of the Earth Dog during New Year’s Eve rites held 15 February 2018 at the local church in Tambo, Bgy. Macasandig......»»

Source: Kagay_an Kagay_anCategory: NewsFeb 17th, 2018Related News

Former Misamis Oriental governor, 4 other officers face graft case

The Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft case before the Sandiganbayan against Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno and four other former Misamis Oriental officers in connection with the alleged anomalous lease deal of an excavator when he was governor in 2008. Charged along with Moreno were former Provincial Administrator Patrick Gabutina; former… link: Former Misamis Oriental governor, 4 other officers face graft case.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Feb 17th, 2018Related News

Bell Church rings in Chinese New Year with Rites and Fireworks

The Bell Church of Cagayan de Oro takes center stage in this year’s celebration of the Cagayan de Oro Chinese New Year Festival with New Year’s Eve rites and fireworks at Barangay Macasandig. The rites start at 10AM to be followed at the stroke of midnight by the traditional fireworks courtesy of Phoenix Fireworks. Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno will once again be the honored guest of the church. He also joined the same ceremony last year......»»

Source: Kagay_an Kagay_anCategory: NewsFeb 16th, 2018Related News

Moreno: ‘I am still the mayor of Cagayan de Oro’

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 09 February) — “I am still the mayor of Cagayan de Oro,” Mayor Oscar Moreno said in a press conference Thursday. The Court of Appeals Second Division in Cagayan de Oro issued an order Wednesday stopping the Department of Interior and Local Government from enforcing a decision by the […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsFeb 9th, 2018Related News

Moreno remains Cagayan de Oro mayor as CA stops dismissal - Rappler

Moreno remains Cagayan de Oro mayor as CA stops dismissal - Rappler.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2018Related News

Moreno remains Cagayan de Oro mayor as CA stops dismissal

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines – Oscar Moreno remains the mayor of Cagayan de Oro after the Court of Appeals 22nd Division Mindanao Station issued a temporary restraining order and a status quo ante order on the Ombudsman's latest ruling to dismiss him over a contract when he was governor of Misamis ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 8th, 2018Related News

33,000 students affected by Mayon’s unrest – DepEd

RAWIS, Legazpi City, Albay – About 33,077 students and 757 teachers and staff members in public schools all over this province were affected by Mt. Mayon’s unrest, the Department of Education (Dep-Ed) regional office yesterday said. Architect Deo Moreno, project development officer II of the Education Support Services Division, DepEd….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsFeb 5th, 2018Related News

Barcelona s Pique scores late to silence Espanyol crowd

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Jeered from his first touch of the ball, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique found a way to silence Espanyol fans in Sunday's Catalan derby. Pique scored a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw as the Spanish league leader narrowly avoided losing to its crosstown rival for the second time in less than three weeks. The outspoken Pique celebrated by putting a finger in front of his mouth as if to tell the crowd to be quite. "We have a responsibility as players, but we are also humans and we react to what happens," Pique said. "Part of the crowd was insulting my family. There is a limit to everything." Pique had previously made comments criticizing Espanyol, and the crowd showed their disapproval by jeering him nearly every time he touched the ball. His 82nd-minute goal helped Barcelona extend its unbeaten streak in the league to 22 matches, surpassing the record set under coach Pep Guardiola in 2009-10. It also left Barcelona nine points in front of Atletico Madrid, which defeated third-placed Valencia 1-0 later Sunday. Gerard Moreno put Espanyol ahead midway through the second half and Pique equalized with a header in a heated match at RCDE Stadium. "These types of situations motivate Pique," Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said. "His gesture comes as part of the rivalry that is natural in a derby." There were shoves and heated discussions throughout the match, which was played under steady rain and on a heavy pitch. Messi, who provided the cross for Pique's goal, came off the bench near the hour-mark after getting some rare rest time from Valverde. Espanyol had ended Barcelona's 29-match unbeaten streak with a 1-0 victory in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Jan. 17, when Messi missed a penalty kick. Barcelona eventually eliminated Espanyol by winning the second leg 2-0. After that match, Pique's tone when talking about Espanyol infuriated rival fans and prompted an official complaint by the club. Pique did not back down on Sunday, questioning Espanyol's links to Barcelona because it moved its base to nearby Cornella and has a foreign owner. The Espanyol crowd was furious after Pique's celebration on Sunday. Right after the goal, Moreno fouled the defender, prompting a heated altercation between players from both teams. Moreno had to be contained as he tried to go after Pique. There were also discussions in the tunnel to the changing rooms. "One player won't silence our crowd," Espanyol coach Quique Sanchez Flores said. "His gesture was what it was. Our fans are above that." Pique's only other goal this season was also against Espanyol. ___ CORREA WINNER Atletico Madrid moved nine points clear of third-placed Valencia with Angel Correa's second-half winner at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Correa scored with a superb shot into the top corner from outside the area, giving Atletico its second consecutive victory. "We played against one of the best teams in La Liga and we were superior," Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. Uruguay defender Diego Godin had to be substituted early in the second half after a hard collision with Valencia goalkeeper Neto, injuring his mouth and apparently losing some teeth. Defender Stefan Savic was replaced in the first half, also because of an injury. ___ ATHLETIC'S RUN ENDS Athletic Bilbao's nine-game unbeaten streak ended with a 2-0 loss at Girona. Cristhian Stuani scored a goal in each half for the hosts, which moved to ninth in the standings. Athletic was debuting defender Inigo Martinez, who was acquired from Basque Country rival Real Sociedad as the club's most expensive signing at nearly 30 million euros ($37 million). Athletic defender Yeray Alvarez returned to action more than eight months after being sidelined for testicular cancer treatment. ___ DRAW IN DERBY Leganes and Getafe could not manage more than a 0-0 draw in the derby between rivals based just south of Madrid. Host Getafe had the best chances, twice hitting the woodwork in a match played under light snow during parts of the second half. It was the fifth straight game without a loss for Leganes, which rested several regular starters ahead of its game at Sevilla in the Copa del Rey semifinals on Wednesday. The teams drew 1-1 in the first leg in Leganes last week......»»

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

Salamat, Pitoy

As a kid, all I knew about Pitoy Moreno was that he was in a lyric of a song my mom and dad usually played during the summer. He was the Pitoy, we would joyously sing out loud in Hotdog’s “Bongga Ka ‘Day”, the 1974 song now immortalized in movies, radio, and even in throwback [...] The post Salamat, Pitoy appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJan 26th, 2018Related News

The one with passion for Philippine fashion

Jose “Pitoy” Moreno is certainly a household name in the Philippines. Moreno was a true visionary and a remarkable person. He is the “Fashion Czar of Asia” and has helped Philippine Fashion be known worldwide. Moreno introduced piña, jusi, and hablon to the global stage and vocabulary. He helped popularize the barong by using different [...] The post The one with passion for Philippine fashion appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsJan 26th, 2018Related News

Master, matchmaker, mentor, caring friend

  We first met Jos Reyes Moreno Jr.---Pitoy to all---in 1988, in his home office. His loyal assistant, Mary Jane Marcelo, served Moreno's signature buko salad, a recipe that remains tightly guarded even after his death. When the plates and glasses were cleared, he entered and started the interview.   Thirty years ago, there was a big hoopla over his fashion show at Manila Hotel. It was a fund-raising event for a cause close to his heart, the Philippine General Hospital children's ward.   Back then, Moreno's name was synonymous with resplendent beadwork, embroidery and handpainting, and with the high and mighty. He had dressed up Philippine presidents fro...Keep on reading: Master, matchmaker, mentor, caring friend.....»»

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

Mother Lily: I owe Pitoy a lot

When Regal Matriarch Lily Monteverde and Remy Monteverde got married 58 years ago, they were so cash-strapped that they had to, well, penny-pinch......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: MoviesJan 20th, 2018Related News

Celebrity fashion designer Jose ‘Pitoy’ Moreno Jr. passes away

Celebrity fashion designer Jose ‘Pitoy’ Moreno Jr. has passed away at the age of 87. According to reports, Paul Jason Cruz confirmed that his grandfather passed away at the ManilaThe post Celebrity fashion designer Jose ‘Pitoy’ Moreno Jr. passes away appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Source: Dzrhnews DzrhnewsCategory: Jan 16th, 2018Related News

Iconic Filipino Designer Pitoy Moreno Passed Away at 92

Binibining Pilipinas Charities announced that Jose "Pitoy" Moreno passed away yesterday afternoon at the Manila Doctor's Hospital. The iconic designer suffered from a heart attack at 2:48 p.m. Rappler reports that even if he was known to be 87, his grandson John Paul Cruz said that he was already 92. Pitoy Moreno was hailed internationally as the Fashion Czar of Asia with his works showing up in international publications like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. His signature terno was worn not just by people of society, but First Ladies, and even European royalty. It's sad to know that we have lost a fashion icon. Our condolences to his family! [Inquirer, Rappler, and ABS-CBN News] ...Keep on reading: Iconic Filipino Designer Pitoy Moreno Passed Away at 92.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 16th, 2018Related News

Pitoy Moreno, ‘Fashion Czar of Asia’ passes away

Farewell to the Master of Terno.....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJan 16th, 2018Related News

Pitoy Moreno, top Filipino fashion designer, dies

via inquirer.net – Foremost fashion designer Jose “Pitoy” Moreno died on Monday afternoon at the Manila Doctors Hospital, where he had been confined for the past few years for debilitating ailments. A medical source said he died of a heart attack. Even in his late 80s, Moreno was a pillar Read more ».....»»

Source: Thepinoy ThepinoyCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2018Related News

Pitoy Moreno, famed Filipino fashion designer, passes away

MANILA, Philippines - Fashion designer Jose "Pitoy" Moreno passed away on Monday, January 15 according to a report from Manila Bulletin . He was 87 years old. Moreno, called the Fashion Czar of Asia, was considered one of the country's top designers and known for popularizing the Maria Clara gown early in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 15th, 2018Related News

Remaining body inside NCCC Mall Davao found

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Jan) – Authorities recovered the remains of Alexandra Moreno on Thursday, the last of the 38 missing workers, 12 days after the four-story NCCC Mall Davao caught fire last December 23. Interagency Anti-Arson Task Force deputy team leader and spokesperson Fire Supt. Jerry Candido told MindaNews on Friday that the […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJan 5th, 2018Related News

Mabilog, Moreno ordered dismissed anew

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has again dismissed Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno whom she had previously ordered booted out of office on.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJan 4th, 2018Related News