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Winwyn on mom Alma: I’ve never seen any of her movies

  It's such a shame that I haven't seen any of her movies yet," said actress-beauty queen Winwyn Marquez, who has long been searching for copies of projects that her mom, Alma Moreno, did in the '70s and '80s. Winwyn said it's unfortunate that Alma was not able to keep any copies of her films, and that she only got to see her mom in Gil Portes' "Carnival Queen" and Ishmael Bernal's "City After Dark" in photographs. "What my Mama did save are tapes of some episodes of her TV show 'Loveli Ness.' I got to watch her dancing there," said Winwyn of Alma's 1988 program where the latter was seen in her signature costume that earned for her the title "Tangga Queen." Asked whe...Keep on reading: Winwyn on mom Alma: I’ve never seen any of her movies.....»»

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

Winwyn Marquez shares dad’s ‘silly’ reason why she has many siblings

      Their family is not exactly of the conventional kind, nevertheless, that of veteran comedian Joey Marquez and daughter Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 Teresita "Winwyn" Marquez is full of love for one another despite some complicated histories. When the former Paranaque City mayor's marriage to actress/politician ex-wife Alma Moreno was officially declared null and void in 2004, full custody of their four children Winwyn, Yeoj, VJ and MM were awarded to the actress. Nonetheless, he was never deprived of time to spend with his children and they were able to have the best of both worlds. On the flipside, it caused slight confusion to the kids as equal fo...Keep on reading: Winwyn Marquez shares dad’s ‘silly’ reason why she has many siblings.....»»

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

Manila softbelles crush Moreno Valley, reach WS semis

Team Manila-Philippines recalled its fierce form and blasted Moreno Valley California anew, 12-0, to roll into the semifinal round of the PONY World Series 18-U Girls Softball Championships at the Diamond Valley Park inside the Valley-Wide Recreation District in Hemet, California Saturday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 29th, 2018Related News

Manila batters back in World Series semis

HEMET, California — Defending champion Team Manila–Philippines showed fine form as it outclassed anew Moreno Valley California, 12 – 0, yesterday in the final day of group competition in the 2018 edition of the PONY World Series 18-U Girls Softball Championships. A well-rested top pitcher Alma Tauli who hails from….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJul 29th, 2018Related News

Big City batters stretch streak

HEMET, California — Defending champion Team Manila-Philippines clobbered Moreno Valley, 16-0, to gain momentum entering the final day of the 2018 PONY World Series U18 Girls Softball Championships at the Diamond Valley Park inside the Valley-Wide Recreation District here. Pitcher Glory Alonzo delivered another stellar performance with three no-run innings, two fine defensive stops and […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJul 27th, 2018Related News

Manila softbelles romp past Moreno Valley, San Bernardino

Team Manila-Philippines churned out another pair of lopsided results, shutting down Moreno Valley, 16-0, and San Bernardino, 10-0, on the second day of group play in the PONY World Series 18-U Girls Softball Championships at the Diamond Valley Park inside the Valley-Wide Recreation District in Hemet, California Thursday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJul 27th, 2018Related News

Manila batters stay clean

HEMET, CALIFORNIA -– Defending champion Team Manila–Philippines showed fine form, blanking Moreno Valley, 16 – 0, yesterday going into the final day of group competitions in the 2018 edition of the PONY World Series 18–U Girls Softball Championships at the Diamond Valley Park inside the Valley-Wide Recreation District here. Glory….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJul 27th, 2018Related News

Finding success in Filipino endearment

“Ultimately, Pepsi’s brands should be endearing to the public, brands closest to their hearts that bring a smile to their faces as they line up for more. That’s the ultimate benchmark.” – Rafael Moreno Alunan III The post Finding success in Filipino endearment appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsJul 27th, 2018Related News

Alunan: The success of Pepsi Philippines is in Filipino endearment

"The kind of success I'm looking for is when someone says 'Pepsi', it comes with a bright smile," said Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) Independent Director Rafael Moreno Alunan III. Asked in 2007 by then Chairman Micky Yong to join the PCPPI Board, Alunan accepted the invitation because of its global reputation and fond memories he had of the brand when he was young. "I accepted Micky's invitation to join the PCPPI board as an independent director because it was a prestigious company known for good corporate governance worldwide and producer of quality products, from beverages to snacks," he said. "Moreover, I had a personal affinity for Pepsi." "First, from a p...Keep on reading: Alunan: The success of Pepsi Philippines is in Filipino endearment.....»»

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

John Legend a win away from joining winners’ club

  With two Emmy nominations for his work in the live television version of "Jesus Christ Superstar," John Legend is one win away from joining the prestigious EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) club, which includes such icons as Audrey Hepburn, Rita Moreno and Whoopi Goldberg. "If it happens, it would be a truly rare group of people to join," the singer-songwriter told the Vulture in a recent interview. A 10-time Grammy winner, John picked up a Tony for coproducing the revival of the musical "Jitney" and won an Oscar for composing the song "Glory" for the film, "Selma." "To do it with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice would be especially cool, given that this was thei...Keep on reading: John Legend a win away from joining winners’ club.....»»

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

Blockbuster trade not what Kawhi, DeRozan hoped for

By David Aldridge, TNT Analyst Kawhi Leonard’s turbulent last days with the San Antonio Spurs ended Wednesday morning (late Wednesday, PHL time) with a trade that neither major party involved in the deal liked. The Spurs traded Leonard, the 2014 Finals MVP, two-time Defensive Player of the Year and two-time All-Star, along with veteran guard Danny Green, to the Toronto Raptors for four-time All-Star DeMar DeRozan, second-year big man Jakob Poeltl and a 2019 first-round Draft pick, which is protected from 1-20 next year. In doing so, San Antonio ended a relationship with the player that was poised to be the Spurs’ next lynchpin, but who had grown disenchanted with the franchise and wanted out. Leonard wanted to be traded to Los Angeles, closer to his hometown of Moreno Valley, Calif. He preferred the Lakers, and made that known in June, but was not averse to playing with the LA Clippers. However, the Spurs were adamant that they would not trade him to a Western Conference team, even though there was a strong likelihood that he would only stay with any team that traded for him until next year. That is when he would likely opt out of his contract, become a free agent and go to Los Angeles. Even though the 27-year-old Leonard told the Raptors in conversations between Toronto and his camp over the last week that he did not want to go there, the Raptors were willing to take the chance, anyway. DeRozan sought assurances from the Raptors that he wasn’t being moved in recent days. Both he and his representatives met with Raptors officials during NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, according to a source, at which time Toronto insisted that it wasn’t going to trade him. Now, DeRozan feels “lied to,” the source said, and, while having no personal grudges with the Spurs, is extremely upset at the deal. Meanwhile, @DeMar_DeRozan not backing off of claim he was lied to by Toronto regarding a potential trade, per source. Extremely upset. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 18, 2018 Leonard also is not happy at going to Toronto, for several reasons, including the higher taxation rate in Canada than in Texas, which has no state income tax. Leonard’s camp had informed the Spurs he didn’t want to go there, but the Spurs made no promises either way. San Antonio had had significant discussions with the Philadelphia 76ers -- a team Leonard would have given a fair shake at convincing him to stay had it been able to make a deal with San Antonio. But the 76ers were unwilling to include guard Markelle Fultz, the former first pick overall in the 2017 Draft, or forward Dario Saric in any package proposals for Leonard. Leonard only played in nine games last season, citing an injured quad muscle that did not respond to treatment. But privately, Leonard was unhappy with what he thought was bad advice from the Spurs’ medical staff, and sought advice from his own group of doctors, removing himself from San Antonio to continue treatments in New York as the regular season ended and playoffs began. The Spurs did not push Leonard during his rehab, and referred questions about his status during their first-round series with the Golden State Warriors to his camp. Leonard’s uncle has acted as his agent for the last couple of years. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich informed Leonard’s camp of the trade early Wednesday (Wednesday, PHL time) in what was deemed a “cordial” conversation, according to a source. However, given the trade, Leonard is now contemplating not taking part in next week’s USA Basketball minicamp in Las Vegas. A final decision has not yet been made. For his part, the 28-year-old DeRozan let his feelings be known in an Instagram post early Wednesday (Wednesday, PHL time), saying in part, “Ain’t no loyalty in this game” after being dealt from the only team he’s played for in nine NBA seasons, and for whom he has been nothing but a first-class ambassador. The Raptors took DeRozan with the ninth pick in the 2009 Draft, during which time DeRozan became the franchise’s leader in several categories, including games, points and minutes played. He grew as the franchise did, helping lead it to the most successful period in its history alongside his close friend and All-Star teammate, Kyle Lowry. The backcourt did ads together, took vacations together with family and led Toronto to franchise records for wins, reaching the Eastern Conference finals in 2016. At every turn, DeRozan expressed happiness at playing for and living in Toronto, even as he had to make several cross-country trips last season to be with his ailing father in Los Angeles. DeRozan remade his game as part of the “culture reset” demanded by general manager Masai Ujiri after Toronto was beaten in the playoffs by LeBron James and the Cavaliers in 2017 -- a familiar outcome, as James and Cleveland beat the Raptors in three straight postseasons. DeRozan relied less on isolation sets than he had in years past, trying to move more without the ball and give it up so others could be more involved. Toronto won a franchise-best 59 regular season games last season and was the top seed in the Eastern Conference. However, Toronto suffered another playoff loss to Cleveland, this time a 4-0 sweep. It was especially galling considering the Cavaliers had been extended to a seventh game in their first-round series with Indiana, yet still managed to rally from a double-digit deficit to shock the Raptors in Game 1 in Toronto. The Cavs then cruised the rest of the way in the series. Ujiri fired coach Dwane Casey afterward, ultimately picking assistant coach Nick Nurse as Casey’s successor. But the reset of the team wasn’t complete. The Raptors believe strongly in their young core group of players, all of whom have been developed by Toronto the last few seasons -- guards Fred Van Vleet and Delon Wright, forward O.G. Anunoby and big man Pascal Siakham. Toronto initially opted to keep its existing vets around the kids, giving DeRozan a five-year, $138 million extension in 2016, then giving Lowry and forward Serge Ibaka extensions last summer – Lowry got a three-year, $100 million deal and Ibaka got a three-year, $65 million deal. However, after the latest playoff debacle, the Raptors let it be known around the Draft that none of their players were untouchable. If Toronto can get Leonard on board, the Raptors would have a potentially dynamic defensive group on the wings, with Leonard and Anunoby capable of guarding multiple positions. Ibaka isn’t the defender he was in Oklahoma City, where he was first team all-Defensive three years in a row, but he’s still a plus defender at his position. The 31-year-old Green is entering the final year of his contract. Long considered one of the best two-way guards in the game, Green was outstanding in the Spurs’ seven-game loss to the Heat in the 2013 Finals, making 27 3-pointers in the series en route to setting a Finals record. Poeltl, 22, was taken ninth overall by Toronto in the 2016 Draft. He worked his way quickly into the Raptors’ rotation, averaging 6.9 points and 4.8 rebounds last season. Longtime NBA reporter, columnist and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer David Aldridge is an analyst for TNT. 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: SportsJul 19th, 2018Related News

Meg: ‘Sanay na akong ma-rape’

MEG Imperial stars with Donnalyn Bartolome in “Jacqueline Comes Home”, a true to life crime drama based on the tragic story of sisters Marijoy and Jacqueline Chiong who were abducted and killed in Cebu City more than two decades ago. They are supported by Alma Moreno and Joel Torre as….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJul 14th, 2018Related News

Isko Moreno’s bid to unseat Erap in 2019 put to test via ABC prexy election

FORMER Vice Mayor Isko Moreno’s bid to unseat two-term Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada will be put on a litmus test when the city’s Liga ng mga Barangay elect its president on July 30. Moreno is supporting District 6 Chairwoman Lei Lacuna who seeks to become president of the Liga….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJul 12th, 2018Related News

CDO IS 68: Let us transform CDO into the “paradise here on earth” that we all want to live in

(Speech of Senator Koko Pimentel during the 68thAnniversary of the Foundation Day of Cagayan de Oro City on June 15, 2018) HALANDONG Mayor Oscar “Oca” Moreno, Kongresista Klarex Uy, Kongresista Maxie Rodriguez, Bise Mayor Joaquin “Kikang” Uy, mga Konsehal sa Dakbayan, mga opisyales sa barangay, mga trabahante sa gobyerno sa dakbayan, mga kauban kong empleyado […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: NewsJun 17th, 2018Related News

Rita Moreno on Pitoy, fashion and her love

The 86-year-old award-winning Puerto Rican Rita Moreno sat with us one day to talk about a myriad of topics. Rita Moreno on Pitoy, fashion and her love Los Angeles – The 86-year-old award-winning Puerto Rican Rita Moreno sat with us one day to talk about a myriad of topics. Source link: Rita Moreno on Pitoy, fashion and her love.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jun 4th, 2018Related News

Mexico opens World Cup prep with scoreless draw vs Wales

By Dan Greenspan, Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Mexico opened its World Cup preparations with a 0-0 draw against Wales at the Rose Bowl on Monday night, but El Tri showed it has plenty more to offer in Russia than the score might indicate. Playing the first of three tuneup matches before its Group F opener against defending champion Germany on June 17 in Moscow, a rampant Mexican attack could not find a way to beat Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey. However, Mexico was just as adept in keeping the Dragons under wraps. Wales took two shots and Mexico goalkeeper Jesus Corona did not have to make a save, getting some help when Hugo Ayala made a last-ditch tackle to keep Tom Lawrence from getting his try on goal in the 8th minute. Aside from that attempt and some early jitters in the opening few minutes, Mexico's defense settled in well in its first game without Nestor Araujo, who left the team Wednesday following a setback in his recovery from a knee injury. Araujo had been practically an automatic selection for coach Juan Carlos Osorio, and his absence was exacerbated by not having Diego Reyes of Porto FC and Hector Moreno of Real Sociedad available. Osorio expects both Reyes and Moreno to be healthy enough to play against Scotland in Mexico City on Saturday. "And I'm sure if they are in the starting line, we will improve the quality in many ways and I think we will have a very strong back line," Osorio said. Mexico, which will try to advance past the round of 16 for the first time since reaching the quarterfinals when it hosted the 1986 tournament, looks to be even more confident in its attacking prowess. Hennessey made eight saves, including sticking out his right foot to deny Mexico captain Hector Herrera's shot in the 56th minute from the edge of the 6-yard box. Hennessey also tipped Herrera's shot from outside the penalty box over the crossbar in the 40th minute and parried away Javier Aquino's attempt in the 22nd minute. "Mexico made us work for a clean sheet, they made us work hard," said Wales manager Ryan Giggs, praising the organization and tenacity of El Tri as much as its individual skill. Mexico took 17 shots and attempted 12 corners as it kept the pressure on a Welsh side mostly lacking in experience at the international level. "They've got a lot of quality, and what we've seen in the buildups with the videos is a team that likes to press," Giggs said. "When they lose the ball, get it back quickly, which puts you under pressure. It's very hard to keep the ball, so a very good team." The attack looks to be strengthened with the Los Angeles-based MLS trio of brothers Giovani and Jonathan dos Santos representing the Galaxy, and Carlos Vela from expansion team Los Angeles FC. Jonathan dos Santos came on in the 61st minute, and Giovani dos Santos was a 69th-minute substitute. They finished out the game without any apparent limitations from hamstring injuries that have limited both brothers this season. Osorio set a Saturday deadline to prove their fitness and make the final roster. Vela, who did not play against Wales, should be called upon against Scotland. He has scored seven goals in 12 MLS games. All three could be especially valuable if South Korea or Sweden decide to emphasize defense and force Mexico to break them down. Though they were unable to score against Wales, Osorio believes Mexico showed it is ready for that challenge, provided it can improve its chemistry in the final third. "Any team that will drop off will present the same questions in how we are going to penetrate them, how we are going to get entries into the attacking third. It will be a major factor. It was a big challenge for us," Osorio said. "However, we penetrated them enough times to score and the goalkeeper rescued them.".....»»

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

Why Rita Moreno chose to wear her Pitoy gown at the Oscars again

LOS ANGELES---"Well, let's see, I was there (in Manila) in '62 because '62 was when I came to America to attend the Oscars," Rita Moreno began when we asked her recently how the late great Filipino designer Pitoy Moreno created the gold and black gown that she originally wore when she won the Academy best supporting actress for "West Side Story." The fabulous member of EGOT---that elite group of only 12 talents who have won all four major American entertainment awards---Emmy, Grammy, Oscars and Tony---wore Pitoy's dress again to the Academy Awards last March. That Rita looked stunning on the red carpet in a gown she wore to the Oscars more than half a century ago---56 years, to be...Keep on reading: Why Rita Moreno chose to wear her Pitoy gown at the Oscars again.....»»

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

Ex-voice over talent for Vilma, et al., in own film–‘Bitter Melon’

MILPITAS, California -- Some actors build their rep on stage or screen before they become voice talents for animation or voice-overs. Just like Leah Salonga was Kim (in Miss Saigon) and Eponine (in Les Misrables) on stage and then Princess Jasmine (in Aladdin) and Mulan in Disney animation. But Josephine De Jesus' talent could not be kept behind the scene any longer. The voice that you thought was Vilma Santos or Lorna Tolentino or Alma Moreno is now taking it back and putting her face to it in her first Indie film appearance in Bitter Melon. The movie premiered last May 12 at the Kabuki AMC theater in San Francisco, then played May 19 at Roxie Theater and then again on May 23 at ...Keep on reading: Ex-voice over talent for Vilma, et al., in own film–‘Bitter Melon’.....»»

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

Isko muling in-appoint ni Pang. Digong: Labanan pa kaya si Mayor Erap?

KUNG buhay pa sana ngayon ang Master Showman and star builder na si German `Kuya Germs’ Moreno, tiyak na masayang-masaya ito para sa kanyang anak-anakan at dating member ng “That’s Entertainment” na si Isko Moreno (Francisco Domagoso) na naging konsehal (three terms) at vice mayor ng Maynila (two terms) nung….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsMay 10th, 2018Related News

Isko Moreno named DSWD usec

President Duterte has appointed former Manila vice mayor Isko Moreno as undersecretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 10th, 2018Related News