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2 Filipinas, 5 other women to judge next Miss Universe

For the first time, an all-women judges, including two Filipinas, will select the 67th Miss Universe during a three-hour televised pageant which will be held at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday morning, Dec. 17. 2 Filipinas, 5 other women to judge next Miss Universe Source link: 2 Filipinas, 5 other women to judge next Miss Universe.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 12th, 2018Related News

K-dramas to binge-watch on this month

The holiday break is upon us. Bless all streaming sites available in the country for blessing us with ongoing K-dramas that we could binge-watch on. We've shortlisted a few titles to keep you warm this coming days. Memories of the Alhambra Watch the first episode and discoverwhy we are hooked with this drama. It is fast-paced, thrilling and exciting. It tells the story of how Ji-woo (Hyunbin) invests on an augmented reality game that takes the players to different spots of Granada, Spain. At the center of all this magic realism is hostel owner Hee-joo. She is unaware of the storm brought about by her brother's invention, but her life will surely change in the next few episodes....Keep on reading: K-dramas to binge-watch on this month.....»»

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

Man wins $50,000 in lottery, thanks to best friend’s novel

A man in Maryland, United States won $50,000 (around P2.6 million) in the lottery, all thanks to his best friend's novel. The man, identified only as Alex, said on Monday, Dec. 10, that he was inspired to play the lottery because of his best friend's novel titled "Sunrise at the American Market". The novel told the story of two strangers having coffee at their local convenience store, and their hobby of getting scratch-off tickets. This encouraged him to get a$1 million Blowoutinstant ticket, to try his luck. As he began scratching, he noticed a diamond-shaped logo --- indicating that he won the prize. "Originally, when I saw the ticket and saw that I won, I immediately said...Keep on reading: Man wins $50,000 in lottery, thanks to best friend’s novel.....»»

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

Philippine Trade Year-On-Year Performance

THE COUNTRY’s trade balance posted a fresh record-high shortfall in October as growth of imports continued to outpace that of exports, the government reported on Tuesday. Read the full story......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceDec 11th, 2018Related News

Monster Hunter: World to get Iceborne expansion in 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Game developer Capcom announced Monday, December 10, that Monster Hunter: World (MHW) would be getting an expansion called Iceborne. The Iceborne expansion is set to be a story expansion set after the events of MHW, meaning it will require a base copy of MHW to play. During the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 11th, 2018Related News

Arnel Pineda honored, thrilled over possible biopic

MANILA, Philippines – Arnel Pineda, Journey frontman, barely has anything else to prove nowadays. But when news of a planned movie about his life broke, he could barely believe it.  The planned movie, to be directed by no less than Crazy Rich Asians' Jon M. Chu, is set to tell the story of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 11th, 2018Related News

NU Bulldogs stun defending champ Thailand in ASEAN University Games

MANILA, Philippines – Reigning UAAP men's volleyball champion National University Bulldogs stunned titleholders Thailand, 30-28, 25-23, 25-19, as they represented the Philippines in the curtain-raiser of the 19th ASEAN University Games volleyball tournament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar Monday, December 10. The shock Pool A win virtually sealed the Filipinos' spot in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 11th, 2018Related News

NU stuns defending champion Thailand at ASEAN University Games

The Philippines, represented by reigning UAAP men's champion National University, stunned titleholders Thailand, 30-28, 25-23, 25-19, in the curtain-raiser of the 19th ASEAN University Games volleyball tournament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. The shock Pool A win virtually sealed the Filipinos' spot in the semifinals of the five-day event. The Philippines will play Malaysia on the final day of pool action Wednesday, with the Filipinos eyeing to clinch the No. 1 ranking in their group. The Thais ended up with an even 1-1 record following a 25-14, 25-12, 25-21 conquest of the Malaysians on Tuesday. The six teams were divided into two pools in the round-robin preliminaries. Only top two teams from each group in the preliminaries will advance to cross semis, with Pool A winners taking on Pool B second placers and the No. 1 team in Pool B facing Pool A runners-ups. Pool B is comprised of Singapore, Indonesia and host Myanmar.   The Burmese swept the Indonesians, 25-18, 25-16, 25-19, in their opener. The semifinals is set Thursday, while the medal matches will be played on Friday. Volleyball is one of the 17 sports disciplines being contested in the ASEAN University Games which will last until Friday. Two years ago in Singapore, Ateneo’s women’s and men’s volleyball teams clinched bronze medals.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 11th, 2018Related News

Aquaman stars dive into Manila as hype for premiere floods fans

“Aquaman” star Jason Momoa arrived in Manila on Tuesday ahead of the Philippine premiere of the much-awaited DC Films flick. Momoa, who plays the titular Aquaman and actress Amber Heard, who plays Mera were both spotted in Manila early on Tuesday. Atlantis' Royals have arrived in Manila 🔱🌊👑😍❤️ via #AmberHeard IG story ❤️ #Aquaman #JasonMomoa […] The post Aquaman stars dive into Manila as hype for premiere floods fans appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopDec 11th, 2018Related News

Safety of Philippine sardine products discussed in Thailand

By: Lenilyn B. Gallos DEAN Emilia Santos-Yap of the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV)-College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) discussed the improvement of Philippines’ sardine industry among various representatives various Asian representatives. “Mapping out the value chain for improved quality and safety of Philippine sardine products,” was the opening presentation in the Session 8: […] The post Safety of Philippine sardine products discussed in Thailand appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsDec 11th, 2018Related News

Pagan parallels of Jesus Christ

Most Christians do not bother to trace the origins of their religion, much less their beliefs and rituals. If they do, they might be in for the shock of their lives. This column is not for people who are satisfied with what Church officials tell them. As the saying goes, "Let sleeping dogs lie." Rather, this is for those who are intellectually curious and discontented. The central event in the celebration of Christmas is, of course, the birth and life of Jesus Christ, considered a great prophet by Muslims, but as God by his followers. Christians, especially Catholics, perhaps, have been led to believe that the story of Jesus, his birth, death and resurrection is unique, and that...Keep on reading: Pagan parallels of Jesus Christ.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 10th, 2018Related News

Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame trailer breaks records, pumps fans

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are bracing for the final stage in the story of the Avengers after Marvel released the trailer to April 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame.” Marvel Studios recently confirmed that the much-awaited trailer released over the weekend was viewed 289 million times within the 24 hours after its release. The views were […] The post Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame trailer breaks records, pumps fans appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopDec 10th, 2018Related News

Fact check: Story about bill abolishing 13th month pay is from parody blog

A parody story published on Adobo Chronicles saying that opposition senators have filed a bill to abolish the annual Christmas bonus of employees is going viral despite the article being a work of fiction. There has been no official document nor media report that states a bill was filed by Senators Risa Hontiveros and Kiko […] The post Fact check: Story about bill abolishing 13th month pay is from parody blog appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopDec 10th, 2018Related News

Longtime friends James, Wade prepare for last meeting as opponents

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com LOS ANGELES — Friendships are never formed totally by choice, because fate demands a say-so in the process by creating the time and the place and in the curious case of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, the basketball court. It was in Chicago, June of 2003, site of the NBA’s annual draft combine, the meet market for young players gathered to someday change the game, when Wade and LeBron had each other at wassup. In some ways, it was an unlikely pairing: Teenaged phenom from Akron, Ohio, fresh from the cover of Sports Illustrated and the high school prom who already had a national following; and an overlooked underdog from the Chicago suburbs who only became an acquired basketball taste weeks earlier after a searing run through the NCAA tournament. That day, Wade and LeBron went through the checkup lines for height and weight, vertical leap and whatever else the combines put rookies through and then during a break came the only measurement that counted, when one future Hall of Famer sized up the other. LeBron said: “Some things you can’t explain. Sometimes it’s just chemistry.” Wade said: “When you’re young and coming into the league, you find guys you have something in common with, then you continue to link and that’s what we did. It’s organic how we built this friendship.” Some 15 years later, the bond will endure, likely forever. The basketball part, however, ends Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) after the game when Wade, who’s calling it a career after this season, peels off his sweat-soaked Heat jersey and swaps it for a Laker top belonging to LeBron. It might qualify as the best trade of the NBA season, or at least the most emotional. "It's sweet and sour,” said LeBron, anticipating the moment at Staples Center. “The sweet part about it is I've always loved being on the same floor with my brother. And the sour part about it is that this is our last time sharing the same court.” Brother? How many folks with different blood can call each other that? True friendship is answering the phone at 3 a.m. instead of letting it ring, and reaching for the tab with longer arms, and above all, becoming a mattress when the other guy falls. Those tests were aced throughout the LeBron-Wade bromance that stretched through two Olympic teams, four years in Miami, two NBA championships and even 46 games in Cleveland together but of course was always put on hold whenever they were on opposite benches. This is best placed into proper context by Gabrielle Union, the actress and wife of Wade, who says ever so delicately about her husband in those friend vs. friend moments: “He wants to kill him. Drop three-balls on him.” Perhaps so, because as Wade says, “you always want to beat your best friend,” yet their competitive spirit is confined within the baselines and between the jump ball and buzzer. Then the teasing and bragging rights begin by text or call, almost instantly. This arrangement irked the old-school basketball culture, long cringing at the chummy ways of a new generation, believing that most if not all interaction should cease until the offseason, or even better, when careers are done. Wade and LeBron then turned up the volume on that subject when they linked up as teammates with the Heat in 2010, angering the purists and creating, at least initially, a team to be despised as well as respected. Not that Wade and LeBron regret that experience at all, or the noise that followed; this was, as Union observed, “far bigger than basketball.” The chance to be neighbors and watch their kids grow up together and celebrate championships on South Beach until well past sunrise was a priceless part of the bonding process, something neither will be able to duplicate as they begin a new phase of their relationship. The chance to let their hair down (well, Wade anyway) and loosen up, away from the crowds and the media, is something they could keep to themselves. Although: Mrs.Wade spilled a few friendship secrets the other day, with an ohmigod and a roll of the eyes. “They laugh a lot,” she said. “LeBron is silly. Dwyane is silly. They’re silly and goofy together. When they’re around each other it’s like a never-ending sleepover. That’s what it feels like when you’re in their orbit. They have an unspoken language and jokes and it’s like a show and everyone’s watching.” It helped that, in addition to being in the same sport, both LeBron and Wade became all-time greats, because like-minded and like-talented people tend to magnetize. It was LeBron who collected MVP awards and a huge social media flock at first, then Wade followed up by winning a championship first, and this created a mutual respect for each other’s abilities. It also allowed them to walk through the same exclusive doors together, for example, making a pair of Olympic teams and a batch of All-Star Games, therefore putting them in close company even before the Heat experience. From those moments, a relationship tightened. And when life threw airballs in their direction, one was there to help the other. “When I was going through the custody of my kids and that battle, he was someone I talked to constantly and told him what I was going through,” said Wade. “And vice versa, when he was going through things family-wise, I could talk to him and try to relate. You lean on guys who have similar stories and have gone through similar things in their lives to help with advice or just be there to listen.” Curiously, one of their few awkward moments happened when they became teammates in Miami initially. The transition, Wade admitted, was friction-free but not totally smooth. Superstars have egos. Adjustments were needed and were done and this was made possible by LeBron’s game, which is built on unselfish play. “It would’ve been easier if we went to a neutral site,” Wade said. “But because he came to Miami, it was my team before he got there. It was a little hard because of that, but once we got through the first year it was easy. He can play with anybody. He can go out and score or he can get 17 points and 20 assists. He knows if a guy hasn’t shot the ball in a while and how to get him going.” Their on-court chemistry was astonishing to witness at times, the best entertainment in basketball back then. They knew each other’s tendencies, spots on the floor and how to mesh. How many times did Wade toss a lob to a streaking LeBron for a dunk, or vice-versa? Along with Chris Bosh, this was one of the most productive link-ups in NBA history. Four years and four trips to the NBA Finals don’t lie. And true friendship is following your pal to Cleveland in winter, as Wade did last year in an awkward attempt to re-create the past. To this, Wade shook his head and laughed: “Yeah, yeah, you right about that.” While Wade is putting a bow on this retirement season, he marvels at his friend’s staying power and salutes LeBron’s decision to sign up with the Lakers and take on Los Angeles. “I think it’s great, something he wanted to do,” Wade said. “For a player to be able to map out his career the way he has been able to do, he’s doing it his way. This is the way he wanted, to end it here in L.A., on and off the court. His career is not over, but this is the last layer of his career.” And LeBron, reflecting on Wade’s NBA imprint, said: “D-Wade has definitely had a helluva career, obviously. A first-ballot Hall of Famer, a three-time champion and so on and so on. I mean, it speaks for itself. But what he's done for that franchise and what he's done for that community since he's been drafted has been a pretty good story.” This is curious timing, how the NBA schedule has Wade making his last trip to Los Angeles and against LeBron not long after Wade and Union, who have a home in L.A., recently welcomed a newborn daughter. The families spent Sunday (Monday, PHL time) together at the baby shower, then the farewell game tips 24 hours later. Union calls it the “end of a basketball brotherhood but the beginning of a real friendship with basketball gone” and Wade agrees. “When we first came into the league people couldn’t understand how we could be friends during the season," Wade said. "When I was in Cleveland for a game I’d go to his house the night before, we’d go to the movies and hang out and then we’d go at each other in the game. We’d laugh about that. We enjoy having a different relationship than what was done before us, but then going out and playing against him, I’d always want to whup his you-know-what. And vice versa. Just the times we shared. The moments when it’s not all been great, but to be able to have somebody to talk to and run things by. A lot of people don’t have a LeBron James to call up and say, 'Hey, I’m thinking about this, what do you think about it?’ That’s special.” What will also be special Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) is when Wade, as has been his routine after every game this season, swaps jerseys with an opposing player; this will be the 1,001st game of Wade’s dwindling NBA career. “Obviously this is something I wanted to do in my last year,” Wade said. “But of all the players in the league, LeBron is one of my closest friends so this one will mean a little more, because of the paths that we both went down as competitors against each other and as teammates. We’ll be linked together forever.” And what might be said between friends and competitors caught up in that moment? Wade offers this: “We’ll look at each other and say, 'Yo, this is it.’ It’s crazy that it happened so fast. We remember the night we got drafted like yesterday. But it comes fast. Just an ending of a chapter in both of our lives.” Veteran NBA writer Shaun Powell has worked for newspapers and other publications for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here or 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: SportsDec 10th, 2018Related News

U.S. says March 1 ‘hard deadline’ for trade deal with China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S.-China trade negotiations need to reach a successful end by March 1 or new tariffs will be imposed, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Sunday, clarifying there is a “hard deadline” after a week of seeming confusion among President Donald Trump and his advisers. Global markets are jittery about a collision […] The post U.S. says March 1 ‘hard deadline’ for trade deal with China appeared first on UNTV News and Rescue......»»

Source: Untvweb UntvwebCategory: NewsDec 10th, 2018Related News

The streetwalker – manilastandard.net

The streetwalker  manilastandard.net “Compared to men in high places, she was not stealing from the people. What she was selling was something she owned.” This story was told to me by a long … Source link link: The streetwalker – manilastandard.net.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Dec 10th, 2018Related News

Rescue driver wins biggest jackpot in Cinemo& rsquo;s & lsquo;Sorpresaya& rsquo;

Rescue driver wins biggest jackpot in Cinemo& rsquo;s & lsquo;Sorpresaya& rsquo;.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: MoviesDec 9th, 2018Related News

PBA: Aces finally on the board after destroying Magnolia in Game 3

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal --- Alaska is finally on the board. The Aces scored their first win of the 2018 PBA Governors' Cup in convincing fashion, dominating the Magnolia Hotshots, 100-71, in Game 3 Sunday at the Ynares Center here. With import Mike Harris at the lead, Alaska reduced the final 12 minutes into mere garbage time and the Aces cut their series deficit in half, 1-2. After a slow first quarter, the Aces got it going in the second, pouring 34 points to take a commanding lead they would never surrender. Behind the shooting of its guard core led by Simon Enciso, Alaska took a 50-36 lead at the break and never looked back. Harris then went to work in the second half, finally having his first great game of these Finals and the Aces held off any possible Magnolia uprising. Harris scored 18 straight points for the Aces in the third period as Alaska took a 73-49 lead over the Hotshots. Alaska led by 33 after three quarters. "I thought we had a great defensice effort and we made some shots," head coach Alex Compton said. "Overall, the story of the game in the first three quarters was we made a bunch of shots, we didn't turn it over, and we defended at the same time," he added Harris was a beast for the Aces, leading the way with 36 points and 18 rebounds. He scored 22 total in the third period as Alaska landed its knockout blow. Vic Manuel added 14 points as the top local for Alaska while Enciso and Carl Bryan Cruz finished with 12 and 10 points respectively. For the Hotshots, everyone struggled as they only shot 33 percent collectively from the field. Romeo Travis was the high man with 18 points while Mark Barroca was good for 13. No other Magnolia player scored in double figures. Game 4 is set for Wednesday at the Big Dome.   The scores: ALASKA 100 - Harris 36, Manuel 14, Enciso 12, Cruz 10, Banchero 6, J. Pascual 4, Teng 4, Galliguez 4, Casio 4, Andrada 2, Baclao 2, Racal 2, Exciminiano 0, Magat 0, Potts 0. MAGNOLIA 71 - Travis 18, Barroca 13, Herndon 7, Sangalang 7, Mendoza 6, Dela Rosa 5, Abundo 4, Reavis 3, Lee 2, Ramos 2, Melton 2, Jalalon 2, Simon 0, Gamalinda 0, Brondial 0, K. Pascual 0. Quarterscores: 16-22, 50-36, 83-50, 100-71.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsDec 9th, 2018Related News

DIARIES FROM THE FIELD | Salaysay ng mga tunay na pangyayari sa Talaingod

Binaybay ni Piya Macliing Malayao ang mga pangyayari sa dinaluhan niyang National Solidarity Mission para sa mga komunidad ng Manobo sa Talaingod, Davao del Norte kung saan naganap ang kanilang "rescue mission" sa mga mag-aaral na Lumad ng Salugpongan Ta ‘Tanu Igkanugon Community Learning Center, Inc. na pilit ipinasara ng 56th Infantry Battalion at ng paramilitar na Alamara......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News

The Pangaggawan caves of Kiangan

When in Kiangan town in Ifugao province, apart from visiting the UNESCO inscribed rice terraces and open air museum in Nagacadan village, one should also discover the Pangaggawan Cave in Bolog village, the largest known cave system in Kiangan......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News