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to clear her name, health rights activist voluntarily surrenders

By RENDILYN CUYOP www.nordis.net BAGUIO CITY — Rachel Siwag Mariano, a community healthworker and regional Coordinator of Community Health Education Services and Trainings in the Cordillera Region (CHESTCORE) submitted herself on September 18, 2018 at the Regional Trial Court Branch 25 in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur to prove her innocence from ….....»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: News10 hr. 49 min. ago Related News

PVL Open Conference: Angels out to spread their wings

Team chemistry will be the biggest advantage of Petro Gazz when the Angels try to spread their wings and achieve greater heights in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference slated to begin on September 22. The Jerry Yee-mentored squad fell short of making it in the Final Four of the Reinforced Conference, finishing fifth in its league debut. Leading the Angels’ campaign are Paneng Mercado, Cherry Nunag, Cai Nepumoceno and new recruit Jessey De Leon.        With experience and good jelling, Petro Gazz is considered as one of the dark horse teams in the eight-squad field and could give popular teams Creamline, Pocari Sweat-Air Force, BanKo as well as collegiate team Ateneo de Manila University a run for their money.   Here’s the full Petro Gazz lineup: Rachel Austero Djanel Cheng Cienne Cruz Jessey De Leon Rica Enclona Mean Mendrez Alyssa Layug Stephanie Mercado Ranya Musa Cai Nepomuceno Marites Pablo Jonah Sabete Chie Saet Cherry Nunag.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 13th, 2018Related News

Larawan wins two trophies at Asia-Pacific fest

The seduction scene: Paulo Avelino and Rachel Alejandro Loy Arcenas' 'Ang Larawan' brought home two trophies at the 58th Asia-Pacific Film Festival held in Taipei, Taiwan on Sept. 1.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 5th, 2018Related News

Four short plays support Filipino seniors village in Seattle

Rachel Rene (back row, second from left), director of 'Four Short Plays' with the cast. ROBERT FLOR. SEATTLE -- Filipino American performer, stage manager and director Rachel Rene will be.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 24th, 2018Related News

Omarosa memoir sells 34,000 copies during its first week

NEW YORK (AP) --- Omarosa Manigault Newman's "Unhinged" had a strong first week of sales, although it seems unlikely to match the success of Donald Trump tell-alls such as "Fire and Fury" and "A Higher Loyalty". "Unhinged" sold 34,000 copies, NPD BookScan reported Thursday. BookScan tracks around 85 percent of the print market. Newman, the former White House aide and "Apprentice" star, wrote that she became disillusioned with Trump and decided he was a racist. The president responded by calling her a "dog." "Unhinged" finished third last week in overall sales, behind Rachel Hollis' lifestyle guide "Girl, Wash Your Face" and Kevin Kwan's "Crazy Rich Asians", the basis for the hi...Keep on reading: Omarosa memoir sells 34,000 copies during its first week.....»»

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

Four short plays support Filipino seniors’ village in Seattle

SEATTLE --- Filipino American performer, stage manager and director Rachel Rene will be helming a fundraising showcase of short plays this month at the Filipino Community Center.   The planned Filipino Community Village of Seattle will be the recipient of the proceeds from "Four Short Plays." The village aims to provide affordable, low-income housing to seniors.   The housing project is a planned expansion of the Filipino Community Center, both of which are managed by the Filipino Community of Seattle(FCS), a non-profit organization that has been providing health and social services since 1935 and is currently headed by executive director Sheila Burrus.  ...Keep on reading: Four short plays support Filipino seniors’ village in Seattle.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 23rd, 2018Related News

Voice Play featuring Rachel Potter. Live in Manila, Philippines 🇵🇭 (08.18.18) – Manila Video

ONE DAY SHOW IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR FREE!!! THE TOUR WAS SET UP IN SM SOUTHMALL ENTRANCE IS FREE, SO EVERYONE IS INVITED! source link: Voice Play featuring Rachel Potter. Live in Manila, Philippines 🇵🇭 (08.18.18) – Manila Video.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 23rd, 2018Related News

Rich Asian style

SINGAPORE --- Upcoming Hollywood movie Crazy Rich Asians, based on the bestselling book by Singapore-born, United States-based author Kevin Kwan, is centered on the lives of the ultra-rich and famous in Singapore. So it is only fitting that the film's world premiere, held in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, reflected some of that fabulous glitz and glamour. Here are what some of the cast members wore (yes, diamonds and sequins were absolutely necessary). Constance Wu American-Chinese actress Constance Wu, who plays leading lady Rachel in the film, showed up in a strapless white sequinned dress with tasselled sleeves. The dress was so glamorous, it was only sensible that she kep...Keep on reading: Rich Asian style.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 12th, 2018Related News

Evidence vs Quisumbing strong

CORRUPTION CASE The court declared the testimonies of Ma. Regina Eugenio and Elizabeth Diego Buizon and the evidence presented by the prosecution as sufficient to convict the accused. The Sandiganbayan Second Division yesterday said there is evidence to support the corruption charges filed by the Ombudsman against former Human Rights Commissioner Cecilia Rachel V. Quisumbing. […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 5th, 2018Related News

Graft trial of ex-CHR commissioner Quisumbing to continue

MANILA, Philippines – The Sandiganbayan will continue the trial for graft and bribery of former Commission on Human Rights (CHR) commissioner Cecilia Rachel Quisumbing, after the court denied her bid to dismiss the case outright. Quisumbing filed what is called a motion for leave to file a demurrer ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 5th, 2018Related News

Cignal claims third place

Dethroned Cignal saved some sense of pride after copping a podium finish with a 25-15, 22-25, 25-20, 25-18, victory over Smart-Army in the 2018 Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference battle for third at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan Thursday. Skipper Rachel Anne Daquis turned back the hands of time as she displayed her vintage form with an all-around performance for the HD Spikers. The Far Eastern University product finished with 18 points anchored on 14 kills with two aces and two kill blocks. Daquis also played well on defense with 22 digs to give Cignal a bronze medal finish. Despite losing the crown in the semifinals at the hands of F2 Logistics, head coach Edgar Barroga praised his wards for good run in the tournament.   Cignal fielded a relatively new lineup after loss of stars Jovelyn Gonzaga, Honey Royse Tubino, Paneng Mercado, Chie Saet and Maica Morada. “Actually masaya kami kasi actually ito lang ‘yung talagang ine-expect namin, makapasok lang kami sa top four since ‘yung lineup namin is sabihin na nating hilaw pa,” said Barroga. “So sa ganda ng ensayo namin kaya naging confident kami and inasam namin na ma-finals.” “’Yun lang makikita mo talaga na imature pa ‘yung mga players pagdating sa ganyang bagay, bumibigay,” he added. “So we are really happy na naka-medal kami.” Mylene Paat, who was elevated into the main roster of the national team, finished with 15 while Cherry Vivas got 13 for the HD Spikers. Joanne Bunag scored 10 points while Dimdim Pacres and Nene Bautista combined for 15 markers for the Giga Hitters.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles     .....»»

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

Daquis returns to old form, Cignal sees bright things ahead

Coming into the 2018 Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference, head coach Edgar Barroga challenged seasoned hitter Rachel Anne Daquis to turn back the hands of time and show that she can still pull the trigger. The open spiker heeded the call and worked doubly hard to bring back the same form that once made Daquis the brightest volleyball star in the country. “Chinallenge ko kasi si Rachel kasi kung titignan niyo medyo pababa na ‘yung laro niya,” Barroga said. “Sabi ko (sa kanya), Chel, sumunod ka lang sa mga gagawin ko, trust ka lang marami akong ipapagawa sayo, icha-challenge ulit kita.” Daquis averaged 15.25 points in the preliminary round and led Cignal to an unbeaten run into the semifinals. A misstep in the knockout Final Four may have spelled doom for the HD Spikers’ back-to-back title journey but it didn’t dampen the fact that Daquis performed well for Cignal.   “Personally syempre nagpakundisyon ako, so talagang ‘yung motivation ko na talagang gustung-gusto ko silang… unang-una syempre mapa-champion. Pero syempre step-by-step ‘yun,” said Daquis, who scored 18 points in Cignal’s 25-15, 22-25, 25-20, 25-18, win over Smart-Army in the battle for third as the HD Spikers salvaged a podium finish. “Patient ako sa process na yun, so ito ibinigay ni Lord ‘yung third place, masayang-masaya kami kasi from seventh nu’ng first time kami hinawakan ni coach naging third,” said Daquis, who gave FEU its last UAAP crown back in 2008 and collected numerous titles in the commercial leagues including five in the PSL. “So happy ako and sobrang cooperative ng teammates ko and ng coaches so yun talaga yung nagdala.” Barroga praised the dedication of Daquis, who, despite her age of 30 and numerous achievements, kept her feet on the ground and was willing to listen and train under his guidance.   “Ayun marami siyang mga ginagawa tapos kung mapapansin niyo puro mabibilis ‘yung play niya tapos tinuturuan ko pa rin siyang mag-dive, mag-roll sa ensayo so sobrang na-challenge siya although may konti siyang nararamdaman,” said Barroga. “Very satisfied (sa performance ni Rachel) lalong lalo na itong (last game),” he added. “Ine-esxpect ko na lalabas ang laro nilang lahat kasi ito na ‘yung pinakahuling laro namin for this season.” Daquis was thankful for the patience and guidance of Barroga. “For coach Edgar kasi, nilabas nya lahat eh. Yung talent mo, lahat ng skills na pwede mo palang gawin. Yung mga nagagawa mo nung college, nagagawa mo ulit ngayon,” she said. “So grabe yung tiwala nya. Ang sarap mag-ensayo kasi magugulat ka, ibabalik nya yung ganitong laro mo, ibabalik nya yung ganitong mga spikes. So sobrang happy ako and thankful kay coach Edgar.” With Daquis back into her dangerous form, Cignal is now looking at a good run come All-Filipino Conference. “Next siguro in preparation para sa All-Filipino, we’ll try to recruit more competitive (players) at saka para makasabay tayo doon sa malalakas na teams,” said Barroga.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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

Canadians stampede to Filipino breakfast in Calgary

Consul General in Calgary Gilberto G.B. Asuque and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley serve Filipino longganisa and pandesal, scrambled eggs, and fried rice during the 'Agahan' Filipino Stampe.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2018Related News

HD Spikers triumph

REIGNING champion Cignal booked a return flight to the semifinals as it clobbered Cocolife in straight sets, 25-21, 25-21, 25-22, in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Invitational Conference yesterday at the Muntinlupa Sports Center. Skipper Rachel Anne Daquis got the job done as she spearheaded the HD Spikers to….....»»

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

Cignal keeps perfect slate, Petron downs F2 Logistics

Reigning champion Cignal booked a return flight to the semifinals as it clobbered Cocolife in straight sets, 25-21, 25-21, 25-22, in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Invitational Conference Saturday at the Muntinlupa Sports Center. Skipper Rachel Anne Daquis got the job done as she spearheaded the HD Spikers to a clean sweep of the preliminaries. Daquis nailed the semis-clinching backrow kill to complete an impressive third-set fightback and finish with 15 points built on 13 attacks, two blocks and seven digs. “Rachel was really very eager to win this game for us. She played in beast mode and carried the team,” said Cignal head coach Edgar Barroga, noting that he fired up his wards by reminding them the importance of the game. “We came in a bit relax because our opponents is already out of contention and then we realized that we cannot afford to lose this game because we might blow our opportunity for outright semifinals.” Meanwhile, Petron bounced back from an upset loss with a morale-boosting 25-16, 21-25, 25-20, 26-24, win over archrival F2 Logistics. Bernadeth Pons led the way for the Blaze Spikers with 16 points while Mika Reyes had 13 markers. Sisi Rondina scattered 11 points in two sets of action, making her presence felt in the tightly fought fourth frame while Aiza Maizo-Pontillas added 10 for Petron, which tied its victim and idle Generika-Ayala, which handed the Blaze Spikers its first loss, with 3-1 slate.         National Pool member Mylene Paat scattered 10 kills and six blocks for 16 points while Mumay Vivas notched six hits and playmaker Acy Masangkay made 21 excellent sets for the HD Spikers, who also drew impressive game from seasoned libero Jheck Dionela. Cignal will take a one-week break while waiting for its foe in the knockout semifinals. After taking the first two sets in convincing fashion, the HD Spikers lost steam in the third set as they trailed the Asset Managers, 11-15. But the HD Spikers used its experience to the hilt as they found their way back to force a neck-and-neck duel until the Asset Managers fired back for a 21-19 cushion. Cignal never wavered with Vivas and Shirley Salamagos providing the clutch blows before Daquis hit the game-winning backrow hit. Barroga also managed to limit the production of her daughter, Gyra Barroga, who had only four points, leaving Denice Tan and Justine Tiu leading the way with eight and seven hits, respectively. The Asset Managers finished fourth in Pool B and will be relegated to the classification battle for seventh to 10th places starting Tuesday......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 14th, 2018Related News

Rivals F2 Logistics, Petron cross paths in crucial clash

  It's going to be an action-packed doubleheader as unscathed teams F2 Logistics and Cignal gun for sweeps in their respective pools to claim the two outright semifinal berths in the last day of the preliminaries of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference on Saturday at Muntinlupa Sports Center.   Sporting a clean 3-0 win-loss record in Pool A, the Cargo Movers renew their rivalry with Petron in a titanic clash at 7 p.m.   The HD Spikers, also holding a perfect 3-0 slate in Pool B, seek to clinch the other outright semifinal ticket as they clash with Cocolife at 4 p.m.   Led by resurgent veteran Rachel Anne Daquis, defend...Keep on reading: Rivals F2 Logistics, Petron cross paths in crucial clash.....»»

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

Kobe Bryant welcomes LeBron to Lakers family: I had a gut feeling

MANILA, Philippines – No one was more excited by LeBron James' contract signing  than the man who placed the Lakers back on the map, 5-time NBA Champion Kobe Bryant. In an interview with Rachel Nichols on ESPN’s The Jump, Bryant shared his thoughts on the Lakeshow hosting “The King.” “I had a gut ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJul 10th, 2018Related News

Philippines a big opportunity for NZ businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7 July 2018New Zealand entrepreneur Rachel Strevens says the Philippines presents a huge export opportunity for Kiwi businesses, but few are tapping into the country's p.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJul 7th, 2018Related News

Cignal survives SLR scare for 3-0 slate

Games Thursday: (FilOil Flying V Centre) 4:15 pm — Generika-Ayala vs F2 Logistics 7:00 pm — Smart-Army vs Cocolife   CADIZ CITY --- Defending champion Cignal flirted with disaster before foiling Sta. Lucia Realty’s comeback in five sets, 25-18, 26-28, 25-23, 18-25, 15-9, to inch a win closer from bagging an outright semifinal berth in the 2018 Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Invitation Conference Tuesday before a jam-packed crowd at the Cadiz Arena here. Despite playing cold in the fourth set allowing the Lady Realtors to force a decider, the HD Spikers managed to regroup and catch fire in the fifth frame to extend their unbeaten run to a 3-0 win-loss record in Pool B. Meanwhile, Petron debuted with a bang with a 27-25, 25-19, 22-25, 25-17, win over struggling Foton. Team captain Ces Molina had 15 points anchored on 13 attacks including the match-clinching hit while Mika Reyes and Aiza Maizo-Pontillas finished with 13 and 12 markers, respectively for the  Blaze Spikers, who handed the Tornadoes their third straight defeat. Jaja Santiago had 23 points while Dindin Santiago-Manabat added 15 for Foton, which dropped to 0-3 card. Rachel Anne Daquis continued to turn back the hands of time and prove that she can still pull the trigger after leading the way for Cignal with 19 points built on 12 attacks, four service aces and three blocks. Both squads put up a great showdown in front of a roaring Cadiz crowd that is celebrating the city’s 51st Charter Day Bonanza spearheaded by Mayor Dr. Patrick Escalante and Vice Mayor Dr. Lilia Decolongon with the help of CAG Events After laboring its way to take the 2-1 set lead, Cignal slowed down in the fourth set, allowing MJ Phillips and Pam Lastimosa to lead Sta. Lucia en route to a 21-9 spread. But Daquis and the HD Spikers did not easily gave up as they cut it down to five, 22-17, only for Lastimosa to nail three of the last four points to force a decider. Cignal opened the decider with a fiery 8-2 lead before Sta. Lucia trimmed it to 10-7 but the Lady Realtors committed a lot of miscues, including Sabete’s service error that handed the HD Spikers their third straight win. The Lady Realtors are on the brink of losing their chance in reaching the semifinals as they fell to 1-2 card with another setback would relegate them in the qualification round for 7th to 10th place......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJul 3rd, 2018Related News

Heart Evangelista hanging out with Kevin Kwan at the Ritz Paris is like a Crazy Rich Asians subplot

Kevin Kwan . In a photo posted by Heart (looks like she's ended her social media hiatus for real) and Kevin, they met up at the Ritz Paris along with Asian socialites Michelle Yeoh, Rachel Yeo.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 2nd, 2018Related News