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ATIN TO: Desiderio opens first-ever business in Fairview

Though he was not able to achieve his goal of giving UP a championship, Paul Desiderio was still able to fulfill his promise. With this, Chooks-to-Go still awarded Desiderio his very own branch that will be with him for the rest of his life. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held after the taping of Desiderio's Maalaala Mo Kaya episode which aired on ABS-CBN on Saturday. "Sa tuwa ko at in behalf of the UP community, maluwag sa loob ko na ibigay kay Paul ang Chooks-to-Go store na ito," said Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. president Ronald Mascariñas. "Bukod sa kikitain niya sa PBA, ngayon may dagdag pa na puhunan ang kanyang pamilya." "Hindi ko ito ine-expect kasi ang sabi nila, magkaka-store ako kapag nanalo kami ng championship," expressed Desiderio. "Laking pasasalamat ko kay Boss Ronald at sa Chooks-to-Go dahil magiging malaking tulong ito sa family ko." Prior to the UAAP Season 81 Men's Basketball Finals, Mascariñas, who is an alumnus of University of the Philippines-Los Banos, dangled a Chooks-to-Go branch to Desiderio if he was to be able to lead the UP Fighting Maroons past the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Unfortunately for Desiderio, the Fighting Maroons were swept in the Finals. Still, Desiderio's journey from Liloan, Cebu to Diliman is a success story that continues to serve as an inspiration, not just to Iskos and Iskas, but also to every Filipino. "Nakita namin yung pangarap ni Paul sa basketball. Among the players, nakita namin na siya yung mas nangangailangan. Kaya kahit wala na yung support namin sa team, we continued supporting Paul," the sports patron added. "Nakita niyo naman nung Finals, hindi siya nag-give up. Lumaban siya para sa UP. And we hope that he can still continue to inspire others, especially the youth, even if he is in the pros." Desiderio chose an existing store in Fairview as it is near UP. "Hindi lang para sa akin itong store na ito, para ito sa UP. Atin 'to!" declared Desiderio......»»

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Netflix presents a funny, heartwarming and cringeworthy look at the universally awkward coming-of-age experience full of good times, wild times, tough times, and the time of your life. Sex Education launches globally on January 11th telling the story of Otis, a teenage boy being raised by his sex-therapist mother Jean played by Gillian Anderson. The […].....»»

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Report: Facebook May Receive Record Fine for Shoddy Privacy Security

SAN FRANCISCO --- Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users. The FTC is considering hitting Facebook with a penalty that would top its previous record fine of $22.5 million , which it dealt to Google in 2012 for bypassing the privacy controls in Apple's Safari browser, according to The Washington Post. The story published Friday cited three unidentified people familiar with the discussions. In an automated response, the FTC said it was unable to comment, citing its closure due to the U.S. government shutdown. Facebook declined to comment. The potenti...Keep on reading: Report: Facebook May Receive Record Fine for Shoddy Privacy Security.....»»

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Violence flares in Thailand; two monks shot dead

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Labor groups on Saturday expressed sympathy to the family of retail magnate Henry Sy Sr., who passed away at the age of 94. Lawyer Sonny Matula, chairperson of Nagkaisa Labor Coalition noted that Sy’s life is an inspiration, which proves that hard work brings fortune. “Henry Sy is an inspiring story, he was “TK” who […].....»»

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Two monks shot dead as violence flares in Thailand s deep south

BANGKOK, Thailand – Gunmen in Thailand's deep south shot dead two Buddhist monks and wounded two others inside a temple, police said Saturday, January 19, capping a week of deadly violence as the prime minister vowed to "punish" those responsible. Black-clad assailants carrying rifles crept into Rattanaupap temple in Narathiwat province ........»»

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Thai cave rescue film to be released on mission anniversary

BANGKOK, Thailand – A Thai-born director who took just weeks to shoot the first film about the dramatic cave rescue of the "Wild Boars" football team says his focus is on authenticity and the mission's "unsung" heroes, with book publishers and Hollywood studios jostling to make their ........»»

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Sta. Cruz fire resulted to one fatality Manila Bulletin A 29-year-old woman perished after a fire broke out in a 10-story condominium along G. Masangkay Street in Tondo, Manila Thursday morning......»»

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BREAKING: Henry Sy Sr. — PH’s richest man and philanthropist — passes away

MANILA, Philippines--Taipan Henry Sy Sr.,who rose from being a penniless Chinese immigrant to leading a multi-billion dollar business empire, passed away on Saturday, according to a member of the Sy family. Sy was 94 years old. "[He] passed away peacefully in his sleep early Saturday morning," according to a statement released by one of the conglomerate's officials, adding that the particulars of the retail magnate's wake and interment were still being worked out. RELATED STORY: The Henry Sy Playbook: 9 lessons from PH's richest man Sy had been the country's richest man for 11 years in a row, according to Forbes magazine, which estimates his net worth at $19 billion. H...Keep on reading: BREAKING: Henry Sy Sr. — PH’s richest man and philanthropist — passes away.....»»

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San Miguel slams Compton s kawawa ang liga comment on Romeo s trade

MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel called out Alex Compton for making "unnecessary remarks" he made regarding the team's latest acquisition of PBA star Terrence Romeo. In a story by Inquirer's Denison Dalupang , the Alaska head coach was quoted saying "kawawa ang liga" when he talked about Christian Standhardinger and Romeo joining ........»»

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MIAMI: World No. 1 Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand will try to follow up on a season where she swept the awards when the 2019 LPGA campaign tees off Thursday (FridayREAD The post Ariya ready as LPGA seas.....»»

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Search for Spanish toddler in well enters fifth day

TOTALN, Spain --- The search for a toddler who fell down a well in southern Spain in a tragedy that has gripped the country entered its fifth day Thursday, with hopes dwindling he would be found alive. Julen Rosello, who is two, fell down a very narrow shaft more than 100 meters (330 feet) deep on Sunday while playing as his parents had lunch nearby in the town of Totalan near Malaga, family members said. Rescuers are unable to get to where they believe the child is as a layer of earth, sand and stones believed to have been dragged down by Julen when he fell have blocked the well. The toddler is believed to be underneath and the discovery of several strands of his hair by rescue...Keep on reading: Search for Spanish toddler in well enters fifth day.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 17th, 2019Related News

DFA: Filipino tourist hurt in bus accident in Thailand

MANILA, Philippines --- A Filipino tourist was hurt in a bus accident in Thailand, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported on Thursday. DFA said the victim and 22 other Filipinos was aboard a bus that skidded off a highway in Chumphon in Southern Thailand last Monday. Philippine Ambassador to Thailand Mary Jo Bernardo-Aragon reported to the DFA that the injured Filipino sustained minor injuries and was released from the hospital after receiving medical treatment. DFA, however, did not reveal the name of the victim. Meanwhile, Aragon said all 23 Filipinos had resumed their journey to Phuket. /ee...Keep on reading: DFA: Filipino tourist hurt in bus accident in Thailand.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 17th, 2019Related News

3 Filipinos nabbed in Thailand for raising funds for children’s charity

MANILA, Philippines --- Three Filipino women were arrested in Pattaya, Thailand for raising funds for a children's charity, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced on Thursday. DFA said the women were detained after conducting a fund-raising in front of a restaurant in Bang Lamung district. The women reportedly claimed that they represent the Children's Joy Foundation. Philippine Ambassador to Thailand Mary Aragon reported that the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok has reached out to the Pattaya police to arrange a visit with the arrested Filipinos. Aragon added the Embassy will extend necessary assistance to the Filipinos. /ee...Keep on reading: 3 Filipinos nabbed in Thailand for raising funds for children’s charity.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 17th, 2019Related News

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After taking on the universe in his 2010 book "A Short History of Nearly Everything", author Bill Bryson is planning a follow-up that promises to take on "the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself." Bryson, whose autobiographical story of hiking the Appalachian Trail, "A Walk in the Woods", was adapted into a movie starring Robert Redford, gained praise for making science accessible in his inquisitive book about scientific discoveries. According to United Kingdom publisher Penguin, his next science book, called "The Body: A Guide for Occupants", will inspire readers to marvel at what goes on in their "head, heart and beyond," while helping them ...Keep on reading: Bill Bryson following up ‘A Short History’ with exploration of human body.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 17th, 2019Related News

Solon urges study on Hanjin options

Malacañang should constitute a Cabinet-level committee that will look into “all available options” to quickly revive the now-idle Subic shipyard of bankrupt Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines Inc., the party-list group ACTS-OFW said Thursday. “Our biggest concern now is how to rescue the shipyard’s 10,800 Filipino workers, including the 7,000 laid off in December,” […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2019Related News

Thailand signals more tolerant refugee policy after Saudi case

BANGKOK, Thailand – Thailand's immigration chief vowed Wednesday, January 16, not to force refugees to return home "involuntarily," after a Saudi woman's desperate plea for resettlement drew global attention to a country that does not recognize asylum seekers. The country is not a signatory to a UN convention on refugees and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2019Related News

Asias surprise turnaround story this year could be the Philippines Manila Bulletin Business

Asia's surprise turnaround story this year could be the Philippines Manila Bulletin The Philippine economy is staging a comeback this year......»»

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Philippines: Asia’s surprise turnaround story?

WE HATE to say it, but since many Filipinos seem to believe foreign prophets more than their own, we share below a Bloomberg report titled “The Philippines could be Asia’s surprise turnaround story this year.”.....»»

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Filipino-Canadian media personality breaks silence in community on sexual assault

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