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Cignal seals semis clash with Petron

Cignal HD overcame a first set jolt to defeat Foton, 26-28, 25-19, 25-19, 25-18, on Saturday night and barge into the semifinals of the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at FilOil Flying V Centre.   The win allowed Cignal entry into the best-of-three semis against unbeaten Petron, which is gunning for a repeat of its 2015 feat where it swept its way to the title.   Propelled by Rachel Anne Daquis and Mylene Paat, the HD Spikers shrugged off a sluggish opening frame that saw them throw away two set points.   Daquis unloaded 23 points, while Paat added 22 for the HD Spikers.   Behind Daquis and Paat, Cignal came up strong in the su...Keep on reading: Cignal seals semis clash with Petron.....»»

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

NCAA Season 94: CSB snatches first win

Klarisa Abriam waxed-hot to lead College of St. Benilde to a dominating 25-19, 25-23, 25-22 victory over Letran Friday in the NCAA Season 94 women's volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Abriam tallied 15 points in a crisp 14-of-31 attacking clip as the Lady Blazers recovered from a painful opening day five-set loss to defending two-time champion Arellano University to tie their victim. CSB needed only 70 minutes to dispose Letran, which gave the Lady Blazers 23 free points off errors. Rachel Austero scored 10 points, Maritess Pablo had seven markers while Jewel Lai tallied 22 excellent sets for CSB. Katleen Dela Cruz was the only Lady Knight in double figures with 10 points. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 30th, 2018Related News

Cargo Movers collect fifth straight win

BACOOR CITY --- F2 Logistics banked on its collective effort to overcome a hard-fighting Cignal squad, 25-22, 23-25, 25-14, 25-17, and stretch its winning streak in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Thursday at the Bacoor Strike Gym here. Ara Galang and Majoy Baron led the attack of the Cargo Movers, who annexed its fifth straight win. Smart made short work of Foton, 25-21, 25-19, 25-18, to notch its first back-to-back wins. Despite missing setter Jasmine Nabor and middle blockers Celine Domingo and Czarina Carandang due to their respective academic commitments, the troika of Aiko Urdas, Grethcel Soltones and Jerrili Malabanan powered the Giga Hitters to earn their second win in the second round to improve to 4-5. Urdas unleashed 18 points off 16 kills and a pair of service aces. Soltones, who struggled with five points in their past game against Sta. Lucia, had 13 hits and as many as excellent receptions while Malabanan added 12 markers and had 10 digs. Galang dropped 18 points built on 16 spikes and a pair of aces laced with 10 excellent receptions while Baron unloaded eight kills, five blocks and three aces for 16 points as F2 Logistics improved to 7-2 win-loss record to claim the solo second spot. Cha Cruz-Behag was also instrumental with 12 points and 23 digs while Aby Maraño added 10 markers for F2 Logistics, which finished the job in just one hour and 36 minutes. Fajardo made 45 excellent sets as their team continued to miss Kianna Dy for the second straight game due to knee soreness and the wake of her grandmother in Davao. “I’m happy even we lost the second set because somehow I saw the determination of my players to win the game,” F2 Logistics head coach Ramil de Jesus said. “Even we’re not complete, they were composed.” The Cargo Movers fought back from 17-24 deficit in the second set and trimmed it down to 23-24. But Mylene Paat nailed a kill to end the frame and level the match to one-set apiece before the Cargo Movers recovered their groove en route to the victory. Cignal managed to keep F2 Logistics within striking distance in all departments as it had a 12-10 advantage in blocking, trailed only three in attacking, 42-45 and had 10 team aces each. The Cargo Movers also played more fluid with only 14 errors while the HD Spikers committed 33 miscues. Paat had 18 points while Rachel Anne Daquis delivered 15 hits, including 15 excellent receptions, for the HD Spikers, who dropped to a 4-5 card......»»

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

US ships cruise Taiwan Strait

WASHINGTON, United States – Two US Navy ships sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, the third such operation this year and one that is sure to anger China. Lieutenant Rachel McMarr, a spokeswoman for the US Pacific Fleet, said the destroyer USS Stockdale and oiler USNS Pecos sailed through the strait in a “routine” […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsNov 29th, 2018Related News

US Navy ships sail through Taiwan Strait

WASHINGTON, United States -- Two US Navy ships sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, the third such operation this year and one that is sure to anger China. Lieutenant Rachel McMarr, a spokeswoman for the US Pacific Fleet, said the destroyer USS Stockdale and oiler USNS Pecos sailed through the strait in a "routine" transit. "The ships' transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific," McMarr said in a statement. "The US Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows." Beijing protested after the US Navy sailed two warships through the Taiwan Strait on October 22, characterizing the m...Keep on reading: US Navy ships sail through Taiwan Strait.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Nov 29th, 2018Related News

Petron stays unscathed, extends win streak to six

Petron tightened its grip of the top spot in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Blaze Spikers made short work of struggling Sta. Lucia, 25-9, 25-12, 25-6,  to remain on top of the heap. Mika Reyes finished with a game-high 11 points, including five aces while Ging Balse-Pabayo added 10 markers for the Blaze Spikers, who captured their sixth win in as many games. Petron had a dominant performance as it registered twice as much Sta. Lucia’s attacks (37-15) and blocks (5-0) while capitalizing on the Lady Realtors’ poor reception with 12 aces. Meanwhile, veteran Mina Aganon re-asserted her dominance as she towed the Tornadoes back to the winning track after dominating Cocolife, 25-23, 26-28, 25-21, 25-19. The Tornadoes moved to solo second spot with a 5-1 win-loss card. Foton coach Aaron Valdez said their previous loss to F2 Logistics fueled them to work harder and regain their bearings. “I think our loss to F2 Logistics made us better as a team,” said Velez, who took the helm from Rommel Abella in the off-season. “Despite the loss, the team still radiated positive energy and I did not look at it (loss) as a setback.” He added that it was a wakeup call that gave them a chance to identify their weaknesses, especially now that towering Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat are seeing action in the prestigious V. Premier League in Japan. “It served as a wake up call for the team for us to improve on our weaknesses,” he added. “I’m happy that my players responded although they were hesitant at first, it’s normal, but I’m really glad that they exerted effort rather than nothing.” Carla Sandoval also had 18 points while playmaker Gyzelle Sy registered 24 excellent sets for Foton in a match that lasted for two hours and 15 minutes. Filipino-American spiker Kalei Mau led the way with 21 points, 16 digs and six excellent receptions for the Asset Managers, who absorbed their fifth loss in six matches. In the night cap, Cignal walloped its sister-team Smart, 25-20, 25-20, 25-20, for a 4-3 slate. Rachel Anne Daquis and Mylene Paat registered 15 points each and combined for 24 of the HD Spikers' 41 attack points. The Giga Hitters dropped to 2-4 mark......»»

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

Petron downs F2 Logistics to keep unbeaten streak

BIÑAN CITY --- Reigning champion Petron brushed off a sluggish start to beat archrival F2 Logistics, 22-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-20, and remain unscathed after four outings in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Saturday at the Alonte Sports Center here. Aiza Maizo-Pontillas led the Blaze Spikers’ charge with 19 points highlighted by 17 kills while Bernadeth Pons displayed her all-around game with 16 markers, 21 digs and five excellent receptions. Sisi Rondina added 11 markers including an incredible four-kill block performance for Petron. “Alam namin na importante 'yung game ngayon para makita namin kung nasaan na kami as a team. Naging maganda na 'yung execution namin noong huling tatlong set kaya happy kami,” said Blaze Spikers coach Shaq Delos Santos.   The Cargo Movers slid to 3-1 card despite the 12-point effort of Cha Cruz and libero Dawn Macandili’s incredible 31 digs and 10 excellent receptions. Meanwhile, Cignal hung on tight to survive gritty Generika-Ayala in thrilling five sets, 26-24, 17-25, 25-22, 20-25, 17-15, to regain its winning ways. Despite squandering a 2-1 set lead and trailing in the fifth set, the HD Spikers never wavered, especially skipper Rachel Anne Daquis, who erased the two match point advantages of the Lifesavers to tie the decider, 15-all. Then, Bang Pineda committed an attack error before AC Masangkay delivered the final blow that helped Cignal escape the cardiac game. The HD Spikers were emotional after improving their record to a 2-2 win-loss record as they bounced back from a frustrating setback to Foton last Wednesday, where head coach Edgar Barroga was slapped with a red card and sent to the penalty box. In the Collegiate Grand Slam, University of the Philippines (UP) and Far Eastern University (FEU) avoided an upset ax to pluck their second victory. The Lady Maroons suffered a second-set meltdown, but recovered just in time to pull off a 25-6, 21-25, 25-16, 25-22 victory over Colegio San Agustin (CSA)-Binan while the Lady Tamaraws brushed off a first-set scare to tally a 25-21, 25-16, 25-11 win over De La Salle University-Dasmarinas. Rookie Nicole Magsarile shone with 15 points built on 12 attacks and three aces while fourth year Justin Dorog dropped 14 hits for UP, which claimed its second win. Aie Gannaban and Marist Layug also chipped in 11 and 10 hits, respectively, while skipper Tits Carlos had nine points laced with 10 digs to underscore the Lady Maroons fluid, well-balanced offensive execution. After being limited to only six points in the first set, the Eagles drew strength from their home crowd as they erected a 20-13 lead in the second set. The Lady Maroons managed to slice it to within two, 20-22, but Dorog committed an attack error that gave the Eagles the set point, 24-20. Dorog tried to atone for that blunder with a successful hit before Lency Duarte scored a block to give the Eagles their first set win in the tournament. The Lady Maroons got their acts together in the third set and convincingly took the 2-1 set lead, but the Eagles continued to put up a gallant fight in the fourth set as they turned 17-21 cushion to a one-point lead. Fortunately for UP, Layug and Magsarile delivered the crucial blows to reach match point, 24-21, until Gannaban hit the game-winning quick attack......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 10th, 2018Related News

Foton, Petron, F2 Logistics share top spot

F2 Logistics and Foton sustained their blazing starts as they clobbered their respective foes in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Cargo Movers crushed Sta. Lucia, 25-19, 25-20, 25-18, while the Tornadoes devastated Cignal, 25-15, 18-25, 25-22, 25-20, to clinch their second straight victory in as many outings. They were joined at the top spot by Petron after the Blaze Spikers defeated Generika-Ayala, 25-18, 25-22, 25-13. Aiza Maizo-Pontillas finished with 11 points while Remy Palma added nine for Petron, which sent the Lifesavers to their second loss in as many games. Meanwhile, Majoy Baron led the charge with 14 points and added seven digs, while former Most Valuable Player awardee Ara Galang and Kianna Dy chipped in 12 markers apiece for the Cargo Movers, who came up with a fitting follow-up to their impressive win over the HD Spikers in the opener. But F2 Logistics head coach Ramil de Jesus remains far from satisfied.  “We often start slow, especially whenever we play against opponents who just came from a tough loss,” said de Jesus, noting that they are still searching for their killer instinct. “We should get away with it because it gives momentum to other team. We have to be at our best from start to finish regardless of whom we are facing.” CJ Rosario delivered 13 kills, two blocks and two aces to finish with 17 points while Mina Aganon tallied 14 hits for Foton, which hardly missed the presence of towering frontliners Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat. Santiago and Manabat opted to sit out the season-ending conference to see action in the prestigious V.Premier League of Japan. Foton head coach Aaron Velez stressed that they remain a work in progress. "I think we were able to get back to our system,” said Velez, who took the helm from John Abella in the off-season. “We're still trying to figure out how to be consistent. But, I also think were able to tap our energy and momentum down the stretch.” Velez said they made some changes in their position to thwart the vaunted defense of the HD Spikers. "We were always training in the match,” said Velez, who also drew solid performance from new recruits Arianne Layug and Shaya Adorador that gave Ateneo de Manila ace blocker Bea de Leon the luxury of seeing limited minutes. “We wanted to win this one very badly so I thought of a plan in which we can take advantage of our positions and turn the game around. Fortunately, it worked.”  Rachel Anne Daquis, the newly-crowned league ambassador, sizzled with game-high 21 points laced with 13 digs while national team stalwart Mylene Paat added 17 hits for the HD Spikers, who suffered their second setback in three games. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsNov 6th, 2018Related News

Cheat Sheet: Look Like Your Favorite 2018 Movie And TV Icons This Halloween!

From Lara Jean to Rachel Chu, here are some makeup ideas you can wear even after Halloween is over......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: LifestyleOct 31st, 2018Related News

F2 Logistics dominates Cignal to open PSL All-Filipino campaign

F2 Logistics had a rousing debut after overpowering Cignal, 25-16, 25-19, 25-19, in the 2018 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Tuesday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Cha Cruz-Behag showed the way with 12 points while Kim Kianna Dy and Majoy Baron added 11 points each for the Cargo Movers. Rachel Anne Daquis and Mylene Paat also had 12 points for the HD Spikers. The Cargo Movers' firepower was too much for the HD Spikers, who flaunt a loaded roster behind Daquis, Paat and Honey Royse Tubino....Keep on reading: F2 Logistics dominates Cignal to open PSL All-Filipino campaign.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 30th, 2018Related News

Rachel Bloom on ‘overheating’

Actress-singer Rachel Bloom, who was recently featured in Allure's digital cover story, told the fashion website that the interview happened at a point when doing the musical series "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" can be especially overwhelming.   "You're catching me at the craziest moment of the [season] when I start to really crumble," Bloom said, referring to the show's fourth and final season. "There's always a point midseason that I have more work, where it feels like an unsustainable amount of work, usually around Episode 6 or 7. That literally just happened, and now I've gone over that hump."   Asked if she thrived while being exceptionally busy, she agreed: "I tal...Keep on reading: Rachel Bloom on ‘overheating’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 29th, 2018Related News

Rachel Alejandro: Why All Out of Love is all worth it

The world premiere of All Out of Love, also known as the Air Supply musical, finally happened on October 18 at Resorts World. It was a day anticipated with much excitement by the all-Filipino cast and the Australian creative team who had been in Manila mounting the show for a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 24th, 2018Related News

GMA Network showcases a new face of infidelity in Asawa Ko, Karibal Ko

What if the person you loved the most is also the one who will bring you the greatest pain? Beginning October 22, GMA Network brings viewers a different face of infidelity with its newest Afternoon Prime series, Asawa Ko, Karibal Ko. Highly-talented Kapuso actress Kris Bernal takes on the role of Rachel. She is beautiful, […] The post GMA Network showcases a new face of infidelity in Asawa Ko, Karibal Ko appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsOct 21st, 2018Related News

Olivia Colman adds royal touch with “The Favourite” at London Film Festival

LONDON — The London Film Festival got its one of its starriest red carpets on Thursday when actresses Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman premiered “The Favourite,” a costume piece with a difference being billed as an Oscar contender. With plenty of laugh out loud moments, the movie sees Colman portray Britain’s 18th-century Queen Anne as […] The post Olivia Colman adds royal touch with “The Favourite” at London Film Festival appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopOct 19th, 2018Related News

Piers Morgan mocks dads carrying babies in papoose, but Chris Evans, other dads give him lesson on being a man

Piers Morgan believes there’s a manly way to be a father, but many online begged to differ. The controversial TV host tweeted a picture on Oct. 15 of Daniel Craig carrying his baby in what Morgan called a “papoose” or a baby carrier. Craig, 50, is a new parent along with wife Rachel Weisz, having… link: Piers Morgan mocks dads carrying babies in papoose, but Chris Evans, other dads give him lesson on being a man.....»»

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

Thousands of San Francisco hotel workers join strike

SAN FRANCISCO --- Thousands of housekeepers, cooks and other workers at Marriott-affiliated hotels went on strike in San Francisco and San Jose Thursday, OCT. 4 after months of negotiations for job security, a wage increase and what unions call work overloads. About 2,500 Marriott hotel workers were picketing outside at least seven hotels in downtown San Francisco, the heart of the city's tourist area. [Hundreds of Filipinos work in the hotel industry -- Ed.] The hotels include the Ritz-Carlton, the Palace Hotel, the W Hotel and the Marriott Marquis. Another 200 walked out in San Jose, said Unite Here union spokeswoman Rachel Gumpert. The strike came at the height of the city's...Keep on reading: Thousands of San Francisco hotel workers join strike.....»»

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

PVL: Angels bag back-to-back wins

Rachel Austero came up big at crunch time to help PetroGazz weather the comeback attempt of listless Iriga-Navy, 25-19, 25-20, 23-25, 28-26, Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Angels improved to 3-2 win-loss record as they picked their second straight win a day after scoring a huge five-set upset over title favorite Creamline in Imus, Cavite. Austero pulled off the exciting win after hitting an offspeed kill to push the Angels at its second match point advantage before landing the game-clinching ace to seal their fifth game in nine days. “Ayun swerte siguro kami na kahit papaano nakakakapit tayo sa games so long rest pero syempre training pa rin, konting pahinga,” Angels coach Jerry Yee, whose squad will get a much-deserved rest before marching back into battle on Saturday against Ateneo-Motolite. Paneng Mercado led PetroGazz with 12 points, all from attacks, while Ranya Musa got 11 off eight hits and three kill blocks in two sets of play. Cai Baloaloa, Chie Saet and Cherry Nunag got nine markers each while Austero scored all of her points in the fourth set off the bench.  PetroGazz squandered a 15-11 lead midway in the fourth set as they allowed the Lady Oragons to counter with five unanswered points. The Angels went down, 22-24, before forcing a duece after Sabete's back-to-back hits. A service error by Sabete gave Iriga-Navy back the set point advantage. PetroGazz answered with two straight points for a 26-25 lead. Florence Madulid tied it again at 26 before Austero's heroics.    The Lady Oragons continued to struggle in the tournament after losing their fourth straight in as many outings. Grazielle Bombita got 21 points, Madulid finished with 17 while Divine Eguia posted 14 markers for Iriga-Navy.   ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 30th, 2018Related News

Women’s Front: Raw and personal, hinggil sa gawa-gawang kaso kay Rachel Mariano

Oktobre ng nakaraang taon (2017), sinampahan ng mga gawa-gawang kaso ng murder, frustrated murder, at 4 counts ng attempted murder ang sampung indibidwal at inakusahan pa na kasapi ang mga ito ng New Peoples Army. Kabilang sa mga biktima ng gawa-gawang kasong ito ay ang sibilyang si Rachel Mariano......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsSep 30th, 2018Related News

New York Film Festival opens ‘The Favourite’

NEW YORK --- For a festival that prides itself on remaining outside of the fray, the 56th New York Film Festival kicked off with a royal feast of savagery and scheming. Yorgos Lanthimos' vicious 18th century tragicomedy "The Favourite," starring Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman, premiered Friday as the opening night selection of Lincoln Center's prestigious annual summit of world cinema. The film, about two bitter rivals in Queen Anne's court, upends the normal decorum of the period costume drama with menacing quips, flippant profanity and sexual degradation. It is, as you might imagine, a lot of fun. Lanthimos, the Greek provocateur of "The Lobster" and "The Killing ...Keep on reading: New York Film Festival opens ‘The Favourite’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 29th, 2018Related News

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: NewsSep 23rd, 2018Related News