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LOOK: Kim Chiu prepares for volleyball-themed role

We all know how talented Kapamilya star Kim Chiu is on the small screen, the big screen, and on the dance floor.  Now it looks like the "Chinita Princess" is getting ready for a specific role that requires her to get in some volleyball training.  Kim posted an Instagram Story of herself doing some volleyball drills with the caption "Doing this seriously, kaya to!! Aja! Looking forward on playing as 'you'!!"  What role is Kim Chiu preparing for? ???????? (????: chinitaprincess / IG) pic.twitter.com/cvQKtBJbFR — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) June 23, 2019 Who could "you" be?? Maybe, just maybe, "you" could be a certain superstar Golden Tigress that had an unbelievable final year in the UAAP Women's Volleyball Tournament?  Cherry Ann "Sisi" Rondina, the UAAP Season 81 Women's Volleyball MVP and the UAAP Season 81 Athlete of the Year, led the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses to their first Finals appearance in eight years.  Her amazing season, and her equally amazing story, has reportedly led to discussions of her life story being featured on the popular ABS-CBN program "Maalaala Mo Kaya."  And who does Sisi want to play her in the possible production? You guessed it: Kim Chiu.  Kim and Sisi are both proud Cebuanas, and the former has also given the latter praise for her efforts inside the volleyball court.  Thank you Ms. Kim ?? — Cherry Ann Rondina (@Rondina011) May 18, 2019 Time will tell if this is really what is about to happen. If it is, then you can bet that we'll be tuning in.  .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 24th, 2019Related News

Duterte nabahala sa US-China trade war

NAGPAHAYAG nang pagkabahala si Pangu­long Rodrigo Duterte sa nagaganap na US-China trade war. Sa intervention ni Pangulong Duterte sa ASEAN Plenary sa Bang­kok, Thailand, sinabi ni­yang gumagawa ng un­certainty o duda ang nagpapatuloy na girian ng US at ng China sa usapin ng kalakalan. Sinabi ni Duterte, posibleng magdulot ito ng pagbagal o maka­pigil sa ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesJun 24th, 2019Related News

Migrant workers, PWDs kailangan pahalagahan ng ASEAN — Duterte

ISINULONG ni Pangu­long Rodrigo Duterte ang pangangalaga sa migrant workers at persons with disabilities (PWDs) sa buong ASEAN region. Sa Plenary inter­ven­tion ni Pangulong Duterte sa 34th ASEAN Summit  sa Bangkok, Thailand, sinabi niyang habang isinusulong ng ASEAN Countries ang mobility ng bawal mama­mayan ay hindi dapat kalimutan ang pagpro­tekta sa kapa­kanan at karapatan nila. ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesJun 24th, 2019Related News

Italy holds Netherlands, EU responsible for migrant boat

ROME, Italy – Italy's hardline interior minister Matteo Salvini said he would hold the Netherlands and the European Union "responsible" for the fate of 42 migrants that Rome has blocked from disembarking at Italian ports for over a week.  The Dutch-flagged rescue boat Sea-Watch 3 has been stuck in the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 24th, 2019Related News

Vietnamese account matches Filipino fishermen s story

Vietnamese account matches Filipino fishermen's story Rappler MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) The owner of a Vietnamese boat broke his silence and recounted on Tuesday, June 18, how the 10 Vietnam.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

Security risks top of mind in ASEAN

HEADS of state of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday led off the ASEAN Leaders’ Vision Statement on Partnership for Sustainability with pledges to “strengthen defense cooperation to tackle traditional and non-traditional security challenges”; “enhance strategic dialogue and promote practical cooperation on regional defense and security issues”; “reaffirm the importance of maintaining and promoting peace, security, safety and freedom of navigation in and overflight above the South China Sea”; promote guidelines to avert “unplanned encounters at sea”; to “combat terrorism in all its forms” and to “enhance cybersecurity cooperation” besides a host of more general resolutions in the economic, social and cultural spheres......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceJun 23rd, 2019Related News

Duterte thanks Vietnamese fishermen for saving Filipinos - Inquirer Globalnation

Duterte thanks Vietnamese fishermen for saving Filipinos INQUIRER.net BANGKOK, Thailand President Rodrigo Duterte brought up the Recto Bank incident at the 34th Association of Southeast Asian Nation.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

Curry in Japan to talk Tokyo Olympics, Rui Hachimura

By Jim Armstrong, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Stephen Curry is already looking ahead to the next challenge in his basketball career, including the chance to represent the United States at next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Just over a week since his Golden State Warriors lost a grueling NBA Finals to the Toronto Raptors, Curry was in Tokyo on Sunday talking about the Olympics and the opportunity to face Japan’s newest basketball sensation. The U.S. has won the gold medal in the last three Olympics and will be the favorite to top the podium again in Tokyo with a Dream Team that could feature such stars as Curry, LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard. Curry decided to pull out of the Rio Olympics due to several factors, including ankle and knee injuries. “I know the energy here is going to be amazing,” Curry said. “I haven’t played in the Olympics before. I’ve played in two World Cup teams so I’ve had the experience of representing my country playing for the national team. But the Olympics, from everybody that I’ve talked to that’s played, there’s no comparison to that experience.” Curry was in Tokyo for a youth basketball clinic and was asked about Rui Hachimura, who became the first player from Japan picked in the first round of the NBA draft when he was taken with the No. 9 overall pick by the rebuilding Washington Wizards on Thursday (Friday, PHL time). “It’s exciting for the NBA to have representation from Japan and countries all over the world,” Curry said. “It speaks to how the game of basketball is growing everywhere, especially here. For him to be a trailblazer in terms of doing something that has never been done is good for this country.” The 6'8", 235-pound (2.03 meters, 106 kilogram) Hachimura averaged a team-leading 19.7 points and 6.5 rebounds last season as a junior at U.S. college Gonzaga, where he was the West Coast Conference player of the year. The only other Japanese player drafted in NBA history was Yasutaka Okayama, who went 171st overall in 1981. He never appeared in a regular-season game, something just two players from the country have done: Yuta Tabuse for the Phoenix Suns in 2004-05, and Yuta Watanabe for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2018-19. The son of a Japanese mother and father from the Republic of Benin, Hachimura is the latest Japanese of mixed race to make a splash in the sporting world following the likes of Naomi Osaka and Yu Darvish. “Just from watching him play, I know he’s got good size, obviously,” Curry said. “He seems to have a high basketball IQ, good touch around the rim too. I’m sure as he gets into the NBA his game will expand. I think he fits into the direction the NBA is going right now; being able to score and put pressure on the defense no matter what the situation is.” As for the Warriors, Curry said he’s looking forward to winning more championships with the team. “The story is still going,” Curry said. “A lot of people said this is going to be the end but I’m not going to let that happen. It’s going to be fun to come back and chase more championships next year and beyond.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

World Cup in ASEAN s sights in 15 years – Thai FM

    BANGKOK, Thailand – Southeast Asian nations could launch a joint bid to host the 2034 World Cup, Thailand's foreign minister said Saturday, June 22, a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

Protectionism slammed as Southeast Asian leaders rally to trade pact

BANGKOK, Thailand – Thailand's premier made an impassioned plea against protectionism on Sunday, June 23, at a meeting of Southeast Asian leaders where the fallout from the US-China tariff war has dominated talks. Ongoing tussles in the disputed South China Sea and a controversial plan to repatriate the persecuted Rohingya minority ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

Condom, napkin pwedeng gawing emergency survival kit

Manila, Philippines – Maaring gamiting alternatibong emergency survival kit ang condom at sanitary napkin sa mga oras ng sakuna lalo na kapag may lindol. Ayon kay  Jerry  Carrual, Presidente ng  Search and Rescue Unit Foundation sa Balitaan sa Maynila na may apat na mahahalagang gamit na maaring dalhin at isuot sa mga hindi inaasahang sakuna. […] The post Condom, napkin pwedeng gawing emergency survival kit appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

Giyera kontra plastic sa dagat, dineklara ng ASEAN leaders

Thailand – Nagdeklara ng giyera ang mga lider ng bansang kasapi sa Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) noong Sabado. Hindi sa ibang bansa kundi giyera laban sa mga marine debris o mga basurang itinatapon sa dagat na nakamamatay sa mga marine aquatic animals sa karagatan. Sa joint statement na tinatawag na Bangkok Declaration on […] The post Giyera kontra plastic sa dagat, dineklara ng ASEAN leaders appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

Guevarra is gov t caretaker as Duterte attends Asean Summit in Thailand

Guevarra is gov't caretaker as Duterte attends Asean Summit in Thailand INQUIRER.net Justice Secretary Menardo Gueverra has been designated OIC while President Rodrigo Duterte is in Thailand for.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

US defense will face greater challenges in knockout round

By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press REIMS, France (AP) — Much of the attention on the United States rightly goes to its prolific offense, especially after that 13-goal game to open the Women's World Cup, but the team's defense has been predictably reliable so far in France. The defense has posted shutouts in the team's first three games, marking the first time the United States has not conceded a goal in the group stage at the tournament. The defending champions open the knockout round Monday against Spain. Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher saw little action during the team's rout of Thailand in the opener, but matches against Chile and Sweden provided incrementally tougher tests. "To come away from group play with three shutouts, as a team defensively, I'm very proud of that," she said. "It's a goal that we have going into every game, especially as a back line, to keep clean sheets. We put a lot of time into team defending as well, all 11 players on the field are defending, and that cohesiveness is what helps bring that." The team's backline in France has shifted due to lineup changes and injuries. Veteran center back Becky Sauerbrunn was held out of the first game because of a minor injury, but came back against Chile when coach Jill Ellis rested players. Against Sweden, Ellis used the backline that is expected to start in the knockout phase, with Abby Dahlkemper alongside Sauerbrunn, Kelley O'Hara on the right and Crystal Dunn on the left. Dunn was especially effective against Sweden and in thwarting forward Sofia Jakobsson. The United States has seven clean sheets in its last eight World Cup matches — the exception being the two goals allowed in the team's 5-2 victory over Japan in the 2015 final. The United States went 540 minutes in Canada without conceding a goal, the longest streak in the tournament since Germany's record 679 scoreless minutes from 2003-11. Former goalkeeper Hope Solo allowed just three total goals and won her second straight Golden Glove as the tournament's top goalkeeper. The backline included Sauerbrunn, Meghan Klingenberg, Julie Johnston and Ali Krieger. Johnston, now Julie Ertz, has moved up into a role as a defensive midfielder in France. She sat out against Sweden because of a hip contusion but U.S. Soccer characterized the injury as minor. Krieger won a spot on the roster for this tournament because of her big-game experience after a long layoff from the team. Naeher has replaced Solo, considered one of the game's best goalkeepers ever. Solo was dismissed from the team following the 2016 Olympics. Brushing off the inevitable comparisons, Naeher has been steady in goal. "I've played with Alyssa since I was like 16 so I've known her for a really long time. It's awesome to see her step into this role because I've always known that she has the capacity and the talent to be the starting goalkeeper on this team. She's shown that," O'Hara said. "She, for me, provides a very calm consistency back there. She's also someone with steely nerves. I think she does a really good job of just putting on a game face." The United States is currently on a streak of 594 minutes since last conceding a goal. The last came in the 81st minute of a 5-3 victory over Australia in April. Echoing Naeher, Tobin Heath said the Americans have embraced team defense. "It's huge. It's a big part of what we're trying to do, both offensively and defensively. We always talk about this idea of 360 defending, where everybody's contributing," Heath said. "I think Alyssa's been fantastic. It's not easy, especially in the first two games to not face that many shots, and then to have a quality opponent like Sweden, to be on her game." If the top-ranked U.S. can get past No. 13 Spain, there's a possibility of a clash against hosts France in the quarterfinal in Paris. The fourth-ranked French, who scored seven goals in the group stage and conceded just one, face Brazil on Sunday. "I think this is the best team we've had, and we're so confident right now, we're so motivated to want to win and succeed," Krieger said. "We know what tools we have and what we need in order to break teams down and be successful in the final third. I think that's what we've showcased so far.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

Thai businessmen urged to increase investments in the Philippines

President Duterte yesterday urged top businessmen from Thailand involved in banking, tourism, food and beverage, real estate, energy and agro-industry to invest in the Philippines as he vowed to continue improving the business environment......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

Kris sasailalim sa wellness retreat sa Phuket, Thailand

WHOEVER believed that Kris Something did leave social media must be hallucinating. No, she didn’t honor her statement na magpapahinga na muna siya sa social media. May report pang dineactivate niya lahat ng kanyang social media accounts only to be back a few days after. “I received this pretty scarf from the Prime Minister of […] The post Kris sasailalim sa wellness retreat sa Phuket, Thailand appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

Among world s worst polluters, ASEAN vows to tackle ocean waste

BANGKOK, Thailand – With Southeast Asia awash in rubbish, from plastic-choked whales to trash-clogged canals, leaders are planning to push through a deal to fight maritime debris at a regional meeting this weekend. Just 5 Asian countries – China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand – dump more than half of ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 22nd, 2019Related News

Philippines calls for upgrade of worker skills in ASEAN

BANGKOK, Thailand – President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday, June 22, called for the upgrading of the skills of the workforce in member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), in support of the 4th Industrial Revolution. "With the 4th Industrial Revolution, we need your support in upskilling the ASEAN workforce," he said ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 22nd, 2019Related News

Why the Eucharist is important

  SOME of you might have seen the movie “Survive,” based on a book entitled “Last Survivors of the Andes Mountains.” The true story relates about how 16 out of 45 passengers, mostly rugby players from Uruguay, survived a plane crash in the freezing Andes Mountains for 70 days. * * * When they ran […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJun 22nd, 2019Related News

Ghost Dialysis: Inquirer Breaks Story on PhilHealth Fraud

Photo of the Inquirer's June 6 issue front pageCHEERS TO the Philippine Daily Inquirer for a three-part series that exposed the fraudulent practices in the Philippine Health Insurance Corpor.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 22nd, 2019Related News