TF ASIS head: I respect the City Council

THE head of Task Force Anti-Squatting and Illegal Structures (TF ASIS) in Iloilo City denied disrespecting the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP). “I respect their office because they create the laws of the city,” said Engr. Robert Dumanil. Dumanil was reacting to allegations that he disrespected the City Council when he dismissed as “irrelevant” (wala pulos) a […] The post TF ASIS head: I respect the City Council appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Trump sharpens attacks on Russia probe

WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump Sunday intensified his attacks on Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation as biased against him, but stopped just short of targeting the special counsel — whose ouster lawmakers warned would cross a “massive red line.” In a morning flurry on Twitter, Trump insisted that Mueller’s team of investigators is staffed with “hardened” [...] The post Trump sharpens attacks on Russia probe appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Saudi Arabian Prince pays visit to the Philippines

His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif of Saudi Arabia arrived in Manila on Saturday night, March 17, for a visit to the country, which will last until Monday. The Prince arrived at 6:45 pm at the Villamor Airbase and was welcomed by Chief of Presidential Protocol Robert Borje and Kingdom of Saudi [...] The post Saudi Arabian Prince pays visit to the Philippines appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Al Pacino on working again with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese

  Los Angeles---It's almost hard to believe that Al Pacino will be 80 in a few years. At 77, one of the world's finest actors reunited with his peers, Robert De Niro, 74, and director Martin Scorsese, 75, in Netflix's big-budget drama, "The Irishman." The biographical crime film pits Al's Jimmy Hoffa against Robert's Frank Sheeran. Al also stars in HBO's "Paterno," where he plays the title role, the winningest though controversial college football coach Joe Paterno, who becomes embroiled in Penn State's Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Barry Levinson directed this TV movie. Wearing his favorite leather jacket, Al sat down for an interview in which he talked ab...Keep on reading: Al Pacino on working again with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese.....»»

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Isay, Robert & MSO in HAU’s 85th anniversary

MANILA, Philippines — The Holy Angel University (HAU) in Angeles City, Pampanga is described as the biggest Catholic school in the country......»»

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Jaworski rues Gin Kings lack of focus in lopsided Game 4 setback

MANILA, Philippines — One could easily deduce from Ginebra legend Robert Jaworski’s tone that he was not pleased not only with the result of the game on Thur.....»»

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'The Living Legend' and 'El Presidente cross paths anew as SMB-Ginebra game

In a great coincidence, two of the most iconic players the PBA has ever seen were courtside for Game 4 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals featuring San Miguel and Brgy. Ginebra. Attending his first live game of these playoffs, the Living Legend Robert Jaworski obviously rooted for his Gin Kings. On the other side of the court, Ramon "El Presidente" Fernandez was also watching. Fernandez of course, was the mentor of San Miguel star June Mar Fajardo in his earlier days in Cebu. Fernandez also finished his PBA career with the Beermen, winning a Grand Slam in 1989. The two legends had a bit of a falling out after their days with Toyota ended but has since made up. Thursday marked one of the rare times the two were seen in public. They shared a handshake, and embrace, and a quick chat in the first half. "We just said hi to each other, kamusta. It's been a long time since we've seen each other," Fernandez said. "I'm happy to see him. It's fine and wonderful. It's good that he was able to watch. A friend invited me today and I'm happy," Jaworski added. Following the mini reunion, the two legends also had the chance to talk about Game 4, which ended with a 102-81 score in favor of the Beermen for a 3-1 series lead. El Presidente was not impressed. "It was a boring game," he said with a laugh. "San Miguel wasn't really playing well, it's just that Ginebra just played really bad. They could play better than that. I like what I saw because San Miguel won, but I didn’t really enjoy the game that much. I would have enjoyed if it was a close game, two point, three point game or a one point game." Fernandez added. Jawo meanwhile, says Ginebra can't just simply count on NSD as a battle cry. "Hindi sinasabi yun eh, ginagawa," he said. "I want to say that they are tired but they got to do more than what they did tonight [to get back on the series]," Jaworski added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Jaworski, Fernandez show up for San Miguel-Ginebra Game 4

PBA legends Robert Jaworski and Ramon Fernandez were part of the packed crowd which trooped to the Mall of Asia Arena for Game 4 of the heated 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series between San Miguel and Ginebra on Thursday. The former Toyota teammates were once again on opposing sides as they watched from the VIP section before acknowledging one another during the break between the first and second quarters. Known as the heart and soul of the Gin Kings' "never say die" mantra, Jaworski was present to support the team for the first time in this series. Fernandez, meanwhile, is credited as one of the mentors of four-time PBA Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo during hi...Keep on reading: Jaworski, Fernandez show up for San Miguel-Ginebra Game 4.....»»

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Stephen Hawking Dies at Age 76

Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking died peacefully at home in the British university city of Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday at the age of 76, his family spokesman said. “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today,” his children Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement. “He was a […].....»»

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Duterte on ICC, CIDG on Kerwin Espinosa, Stephen Hawking dies | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte says the Philippines will withdraw from the International Criminal Court 'effective immediately.'  The CIDG of the Philippine National Police urges the Justice Department to remove self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa from its Witness Protection Program.   Navy Chief Robert Empedrad says the Philippine Navy will use ........»»

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I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: Death threats and 5-peso coins, the MBA was crazy

There was confidence in the Metropolitan Basketball Association's regional format to succeed. After all, people love it when their home gets the spotlight. At the very least, the MBA was going to be a strong league for the actual cities and provinces that were represented in it. However, even those who believed in the MBA the most probably didn't expect just how big the reception was going to be. It was crazy and someone like this writer, who was too young to experience the bliss that is the MBA, can't do it justice. Fortunately, those who actually lived through the craziness of the MBA can tell those stories now, 20 long years later. Chito Victolero, former guard of the San Juan Knights and current head coach of Magnolia in the PBA: Sometimes merong mga unruly crowd na talagang very supportive sila at merong fanatics so sometimes nakakagawa sila ng mga ‘di tama, but you know kasama ‘yun eh. Kasama ‘yung sa dapat mong paghandaan, kasi you have to include it in your scouting report, ‘yung how to be mentally tough during the game. Kasama ‘yung crowd dun. ‘Yun nga ‘yung MBA. That’s why kakaiba siya kasi kung regular crowd lang siya, parehas lang ng ibang liga ‘yan. That’s why kakaiba ‘yung MBA. The crowd was very different then. ‘Yun ‘yung maganda dun. Kasama siguro sa marketing strategy ng MBA ‘yun, how to deal sa ganung crowd. Kasi iba ‘yung crowd, iba ‘yung atmosphere, iba ‘yung spirit ng game, lahat nandun eh. Nakaka-miss nga eh. When you go to Bacolod, to Cebu, nae-excite ka agad because you know there’s a big crowd. We wonder if coach Chito has a scouting report for Ginebra fans during Manila Clasico?   Dondon Hontiveros, former guard for the Cebu Gems who went on to become a PBA legend. Current guard for Alab Pilipinas: There was a time talaga na masasabi ko na ‘yung outrageous na ginagawa ng mga fans pa… may mga batuhan. Nakita nga natin dito may nagbato ng bottled water sa referee pero it was worse then. It even came to a point na kapag nalaman ng fans kung ano ‘yung hotel ng kalaban parang inaabangan na ba. And ganun din kami if we go travel to Bacolod, ganun din ‘yung nae-experience namin. Fortunately for me, pagkakaalam ng mga taga-Bacolod, taga-doon ako because the year before, in 1997, I played there sa Negros Basketball Association for Central and maganda pinakita ko. So naalala nila na dun ako naglaro, so ‘di naman masama para sa’kin. Cebu vs. Negros was one of the premier rivalries in the MBA and Hontiveros was the star of the Gems. "Fortunately for me," might be an understatement for Dondon.   Rafi Reavis, former center for the San Juan Knights. Still plays for Magnolia in the PBA and is the winningest active player, with 10 championships: It was always one of the teams at the South, because it was always the North versus the South. Negros, we had a tough time down there. Cebu’s also a tough place to play – not only did you have do play in a hostile environment, and when I say hostile I mean coins being thrown at you, hamburgers, apples, anything you can think of, it can be coming your way. You really had to watch out if things get heated in those places. That was just how passionate the fans were. I mean, they’re the nicest people but hey, don’t come in here and try to take what we’re trying to achieve here. It was pretty cool.  I never heard any racist things but I’ve been cursed out by old ladies before. I remembered an old lady, about 80-plus year-old, she just walked by me before the game cursing me out so I was like ‘Wow!’. But I also understood these fans are just passionate, this was their home team, so I understood. I get it. And as a player, you cannot let stuff like that affect you, and that’s just the will power you had to have. You have to put yourself inside of a bubble and focus on the task at hand which is the game, win the game and get out of there, hopefully safely, and leaving everything else to the fans and the things you can’t control, you leave it alone. Rafi must have been quite the charm back in the MBA.   Reynel Hugnatan, former forward for the Negros Slashers and current forward for the Meralco Bolts with at least 5,000 career points in the PBA: Naalala ko nun naglaro kami sa Cebu, may dala na kamig mga payong sa ilalim ng upuan namin. Kasi alam namin, pag konting ano lang, magbabatuhan na naman. Pag nagbatuhan, ready na kami, may payong na kami. Always bring an umbrella folks.   Nash Racela, former head coach for the Batangas Blades and current head coach for TNT KaTropa: If you watch the MBA ang daming hecklers di ba, talagang sinisigawan ka the whole game. I'm thinking one game in Davao, and there was another game in Negros na parang the whole game, may isang tao nasa likod ko na sigaw lang ng sigaw sa akin. Ganun talaga eh, it just shows the passion of the Filipino basketball fans. That's understandable, it really made the game more interesting nung mga panahon na yun. We think coach Nash would prefer this set up than having to bring his own umbrella to the bench.   Alex Compton, former guard for the Manila Metrostars and current head coach for the Alaska Aces: It hurts if a five-peso coin comes flying from the upper deck and hits you in the head. That leaves a bump and that happened a few times in a few different places. In the MBA that was almost expected because everybody was so intense. You should have brought an umbrella coach.   Peter Musngi, the one and only "Voice of ABS-CBN," he was one of the key people for ABS-CBN in the MBA from the league's inception to its untimely demise: One of the things that I remember, and kapag inaalala ko nga lang kinakabahan pa ko eh, I think I was seated beyond Commissioner Ogie Narvasa then sa official’s table and noong nagbatuhan… we were warned already kasi it was Negros vs. Cebu, sabi baka magkagulo. Noong may questionable call daw ng referee, biglang nagliparan ‘yung mga coins. Nakita ko talaga tumatama kay Commissioner Ogie Narvasa, but he looked at the back and stayed. Ako naman, tatakbo na sana ako (laughs) kasi nagkakagulo na pero ‘nung nakita ko si Ogie, ‘Ay nakakahiya, sige na nga bahala na matamaan sa ulo’ (laughs). So that’s one. The others are from the coverage standpoint, dahil we were always moving around, and it came to a point paggising mo ‘di mo alam kung nasaan ka. It takes a few minutes to think ‘Oh, saan kami nanggaling? Saan na kami ngayon?’ Or the fact that we were eating Jollibee for breakfast, lunch and dinner (laughs) because ‘yun ang sponsor eh. That wasn’t bad, but we had to be creative and say, I mean kasi umuulan, umaaraw, ‘di mo alam tapos, sabi naming ‘At least man lang arroz caldo, mainit.’ Jollibee all day, everyday? Now that's crazy.   Ramon Fernandez, the "El President" and four-time PBA Most Valuable Player served as the MBA's very first Commissioner: The biggest problem of the Commissioner's Office at the time were the fans, the rowdy fans. Masyadong fanatic sa mga teams nila. I remember distinctly one game in Negros, it was the Cebu Gems and the Negros Slashers, nagkagulo yung players. The fans just started throwing things and I had to stop the game. Mabuti na lang nandoon yung bishop, sitting beside me. So pinakiusapan ko siya na, 'Bishop baka pwede mo naman kausapinyung crowd na let's just enjoy and have fun' pumayag naman siya. Natuloy yung game, laro ulit. Eh nagkaroon na naman ng gulo, ganun na naman nangyaro so I said, 'Bishop baka one more time,' sabi niya, 'Mon leave it all to God.' Sometimes all you can do is just pray and ask for Divine Intervention.   Ramon Tuason, CEO of MetroBall, Inc., the mother company of the Metropolitan Basketball Association: It was a Cebu-Davao game and Ramon Fernandez was able to gather 14 large garbage cans of debris [from the game]. From rocks, to plastic bottles, to bottles with green liquid inside, anything. Marbles, socks with marbles inside, they were throwing everything inside. As a matter of fact, we had to ban plastic drinking water from entering the stadium after like the fourth or fifth game. We had to go through the Army, the PNP, and everybody to have support in the stadiums because of the fans' passion. We call it the passion of the nation but sometimes, they become too passionate, too emotional. Very difficult to control the crowds. In Bacolod, there was a situation where a bomb exploded inside a garbage can. Players, coaches, and including us got death threats especially during the inauguration game, because as you remember, the PBA, who was I guess threatened, decided to move their opening day to our same opening day and made it a Robert Jaworski birthday bash. I guess Jaworski fans were a bit pissed off that we were in the same day but actually, they moved their opening day to ours, as a matter of fact, ABS-CBN had a countdown. The PBA was threatened? Interesting... (to be continued)   *I Love You, This Game is a series celebrating the Metropolitan Basketball Association's 20th anniversary. Stay tuned for more! READ PART 1: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: The logo that started a basketball revolution READ PART 2: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: The Passion of the Nation READ PART 3: I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: Trouble from Lakerland --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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WATCH: Oscar-winning Fil-Am composer to visit Manila, greets Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino-American composer Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who recently picked up their second Academy Award for Best.....»»

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I LOVE YOU, THIS GAME: Trouble from Lakerland

The essentials for the Metropolitan Basketball Association to function were in place. ABS-CBN was ready to give it a shot and Ramon "El Presidente" Fernandez believed in the idea and was on board as the MBA's first-ever Commissioner. But for the MBA to start as an actual league, it needed teams. And picking teams is not as easy as it sounds. NORTH VS. SOUTH With the way how things work in the Philippines, it made sense for the MBA to go for the North vs. South route. This pattern was still heavily-influenced by the American leagues as MetroBall CEO Ramon Tuason had a first-hand experience of the home-and-away format when he was living in the States at the height of Martial Law. "I did [North vs. South] because I grew up in the States, we were used to the football, baseball, and basketball leagues always having the regions come in, and then Finals it was always North vs. South or East vs. West," Tuason told ABS-CBN Sports in an exclusive one-on-one interview about the origins of the MBA. "We thought in the Philippines it would be perfect, North vs. South no?" he added. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER While the idea of North vs. South was fun and intriguing, Tuason still had to make an informed decision which cities or provinces he wanted to hit for the MBA. So he read some books because with books, you gain knowledge. And knowledge is power. "I thought at that time, after reading books about franchising and all that, we had to choose the most popular and more populated cities also," Tuason said when discussing the reasoning behind the original 12 teams that formed the MBA. "Of course in the North, we chose all the way from Pangasinan down. Pangasinan, Tarlac, Pampanga, then down to Manila. And then further south, Batangas, Laguna, that thing right? Tarlac was not able to come in but we were able to get the six teams from here that included Pasig. Pasig came to our doorstep, na-tsambahan namin yung Pasig but we lost Tarlac. In the south, almost all the teams we wanted," he added. The first 12 teams that competed in the MBA's first season were Pangasinan, Manila, Batangas, Pampanga, Laguna, Pasig-Rizal, Cebu, Negros, Socsargen, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and Iloilo. Pampanga ended up being the inaugural champions of the Metropolitan Basketball League. FINDING THE OWNERS While the cities and provinces were already located, the next step for the MBA was to find people to finance these teams. For some, like Cebu, it was easy to find a team owner. "What's interesting is we got team owners to match those teams. Like Cebu, we thought of who could we approach in Cebu and there's two or three names actually. And most of them are sports backers already. Lhuillier picked it up immediately," Tuason said. For other teams, Tuason approached with a different strategy. It varied depending on the place and the people he was dealing with. "With Davao with Anthony Del Rosario, he wanted to get into politics and it was a venue for him be well known and they could afford it. So each city had one or two families that we wanted to approach and we got them most," he added. "In Batangas we were looking for a family, we were looking at the Recto family but at that time it was a bit controversial. The Araneta family came to us and deciced, 'let's do Batangas.' I said okay, no problem. In other words we didn't need the family to have a big business or a footing in the city but we wanted the family to at least have something in the city. A residence, people that work there, or a branch and we got that through LBC. Something like that," Tuason added. WHAT'S IN A NAME? So the team locations, along with matching owners, were finally identified. Now the fun part comes. Naming the teams. Of the original 12 MBA teams, Tuason says that he recommended a monicker for about eigth of them, which were to be approved by the team owners. "As a matter of fact, out of the first 12 teams, I recommended eight names," Tuason said. For some of the teams, it was just clever ideas that made sense. For others, the team had to have that name. "Lhuillier got into Cebu right? And they were into the jewelry business so obviously Gems," Tuason said of the Cebu Gems. "Iloilo, Robert Puckett was in solar (energy) so I said why don't you put Volts? He said 'oh I love it.' Batangas has to be Blades, so things like that. The owner had the final choice but we gave recommendations and they picked it up. Davao of course, had to be the Eagles," he added. TROUBLE FROM LAKERLAND Not all MBA teams faced smooth transition with regards to naming their respective squads. It wasn't because the home fans rejected them though, it was more than that. Laguna in particular, who went by the name of the Lakers, got the attention of the NBA. Oh yes it's true. "The NBA, [Commissioner] David Stern, sued the MBA here because we were using Laguna Lakers," Tuason said, recounting that one time the MBA, barely into the start of its operations, already got in trouble with the most powerful professional basketball league on Earth. "I went over to Bert Lina, the owner of the Laguna Lakers. He said 'Ramon don't worry about that,' but I said 'sir we're gonna get sued,' he answered 'where are they gonna sue us? They have to sue us in our courts and we're gonna have it moved to Laguna. Who do you think is gonna go against us in Laguna?'" Tuason added. The NBA stopped bothering the MBA after one letter. And so the MBA was ready to rock. It was fun and it was crazy. Speaking of crazy... (to be continued)   *I Love You, This Game is a series celebrating the Metropolitan Basketball Association's 20th anniversary. Stay tuned for more!   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

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Whiteside, Wade carry Heat past 76ers, 108-99

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Hassan Whiteside scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade added 16 and the Miami Heat moved a step closer to the playoffs by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 108-99 on Thursday night (Friday, PHL time). Josh Richardson scored 13 points, Tyler Johnson had 12 and Kelly Olynyk added 10 to help the Heat stay No. 7 in the Eastern Conference and move within a game of No. 6 Philadelphia. Dario Saric had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the 76ers, who got 19 points from JJ Redick and 17 from Joel Embiid. Marco Belinelli added 14. It came down to the fourth — Miami shot 13-for-18, Philadelphia 7-for-22. And in the end, the Heat and 76ers split their four meetings this season. Combined score: Heat 409, 76ers 407. The Heat used 10 players — all 10 scored, all 10 had at least two rebounds, and eight of the 10 had at least two assists. Miami controlled the fourth and led by 11 with 2:01 left, before the 76ers had one last gasp. Redick was fouled by Whiteside before an inbounds pass came in, giving him one free throw. Redick added a jumper on the ensuing possession, and after a stop Belinelli connected on a three-pointer — and just like that, after six points in 37 seconds, Miami's lead was 101-96. The drama essentially ended there. Whiteside made two foul shots, and Wade slammed home a lob from Richardson with 50.6 seconds left for a nine-point edge. Embiid banked in a three from the wing to get Philly within six, but the outcome wasn't in doubt again. Miami was up 12 late in the first half, before Redick willed the 76ers right back into things. He was 3-for-3 from three-point range in the final 2:42 of the half, helping Philadelphia get within two late before Wade made a spinning jumper with one second left that sent Miami into the break with a 53-49 lead. No separation was to be had in the third quarter, either. Miami led by four early, Philadelphia led by five twice — both times after three-pointers by Belinelli — and the 76ers wound up leading 74-73 going into the fourth. TIP-INS 76ers: Robert Covington missed all 10 of his shots. In the last 50 years, only two 76ers have gone 0-for-11 in a game — one of them being Covington, on Dec. 29, 2016. The other was Evan Turner, in 2013. ... Embiid's 5-for-17 night was his second-worst shooting effort of the season. His previous low was a 4-for-16 game against Boston on Oct. 20. ... Heat: Miami's one player from Philadelphia — Dion Waiters — missed all four Heat-76ers games this season because of his ankle surgery. Waiters got his cast removed earlier this week. ... Wade is 23-4 in home games against Philadelphia. ... Whiteside made 9 of his 12 shots. SWING GAMES Double-digit leads have meant almost nothing in this Heat-76ers season series. Miami let an early 12-point lead get away Thursday (Friday, PHL time) — and that was no big deal compared to what happened in the first three matchups. Philadelphia won a game where Miami led by 24, the Heat won a game where they trailed by 13, and the 76ers had to scramble to win a game by six — after seeing a 28-point lead cut to four later. EASY FINISH The 76ers have 18 games left, and at least 13 will be against opponents who aren't in the playoff picture. They still face Brooklyn three times, New York and Atlanta twice. And they have only seven road games remaining — zero against teams with winning records. UP NEXT 76ers: At Brooklyn on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). Heat: Host Washington on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time)......»»

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Alejano hits Lorenzana, Navy chief s change of tune in frigates probe

MANILA, Philippines – Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, a former officer of the Philippine Marines, called out Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Navy chief Rear Admiral Robert Empedrad for their “change of tune” during a House probe into a controversial frigates acquisition project. In a statement released late Wednesday, March ........»»

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Robert Aventajado heads arbitration committee

MANILA, Philippines — Robert Aventajado, former chairman of the Philippine Olympic Committee and current president of the Philippine Taekwondo Association, h.....»»

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Pinoy pride at the Oscars

LOS ANGELES---"We didn't dare to dream that we would ever be nominated or win again," Filipino-American Robert "Bobby" Lopez told us backstage at the recent Oscars about winning again the best song honors with his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, for their poignant "Remember Me" from "Coco." The couple snagged their first best song Oscar for "Let It Go" in 2014. Bobby became the first Fil-Am to win in a major Oscar category when that popular song triumphed. "Coco," directed by Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson, won the best animated feature in the show held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The hit movie, which narrates the saga of Miguel, a budding young musician who somehow end...Keep on reading: Pinoy pride at the Oscars.....»»

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Call for entries to FASO’s first orchestral composition contest

LOS ANGELES -- The Filipino American Symphony Orchestra (FASO), the only Filipino symphony orchestra outside of the Philippines, is calling for entries to its International Orchestral Composition Competition. The orchestra launched its first composition competition to promote Philippine folk music and to commemorate its 10th anniversary this year. FASO, which is under the musical direction of Robert "Bob" Shroder, is encouraging composers to submit original compositions for full orchestra (no vocals) that incorporate themes from any Philippine folk songs and are between three and five minutes in length. The winning composition will have its world premiere in FASO's 10th anni...Keep on reading: Call for entries to FASO’s first orchestral composition contest.....»»

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Fil-Am, wife bag best song Oscar again

LOS ANGELES---The husband and wife songwriting duo has done it again. Fil-Am Robert Lopez and his wife, Kristen Anderson, won on Sunday their second Academy Award for best original song. The pair picked up the honor for "Remember Me" from "Coco," four years after winning the same honor for the massive hit "Let It Go" from "Frozen." "Coco," which tells the story of an aspiring young musician who accidentally enters the land of the dead, celebrates the Mexican holiday "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead). "Mexico is not the only country that has ancestor honor celebrations," Lopez told the Inquirer backstage. "The Philippines celebrates the holiday, too, as does China ...Keep on reading: Fil-Am, wife bag best song Oscar again.....»»

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Fil-Am composer, wife win Remember Me best original song Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have won their second Academy Award for best original song.  .....»»

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