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Mom of Marine killed in Marawi tears up at memorial rites

MANILA, Philippines – Silence fell over the room full of Filipino Marines when Mercy Savellano teared up as Armed Forces chief of staff General Carlito Galvez Jr held her hands and spoke to her for several minutes onstage as she and other families of Marines killed in Marawi last ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News20 hr. 25 min. ago Related News

Video: Plane crash lands, engine tears off in Manila

Thousands of air travellers faced delays on Friday after a Chinese airliner skidded off the runway at the airport in the Philippine capital, disrupting more than 200 flights as authorities struggle.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsAug 18th, 2018Related News

NCAA: Jed Mendoza’s cry just may be a rallying cry for JRU

The cheers rained down on Jose Rizal University as it scored its first win – on the basketball court, that is – on Friday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Struggling for all of the first round of the NCAA 94 Men’s Basketball Tournament, those cheers was all Heavy Bombers top gun Jed Mendoza wanted to hear. “Alam ni Lord, alam ng team na gustong-gusto kong manalo. Every game naman, binibigay ko lahat,” he said. Mendoza and his teammates lost all of their first seven games before a league ruling overturned one of their losses and turned their 0-7 record to 1-6 last Thursday. A day later, Mendoza and his teammates were celebrating their first win – on the basketball court, that is. That is even truer as throughout their terrible start to the season, Mendoza has been at the receiving end of heavy criticism. And so, when that final buzzer sounded, the third-year guard could only let out all those tears. “Parang nabawasan ako ng tinik sa dibdib talaga. Ngayon kasi, pag sinabi na JRU, ako nagre-represent e as captain ball and superstar,” he shared. He then continued, “Parang pag binabatikos yung team, ako kaagad e,” he shared. That was why from start to finish of their school hymn, he was crying and pointing at the JRU crowd. “Hindi na para sa akin ‘to, para kay Lord na ‘to, para sa team, para masuklian ko yung binibigay nila coach. Nahihiya na rin kasi kami sa JRU community na todo-suporta pa rin sila,” he said. While he was doing that, his father figure on the team was fighting back tears of his own. “Hindi ako naiyak sa panalo e. Dito ako naiyak,” head coach Vergel Meneses told reporters, referring to Mendoza who was sitting beside him in their first post-win interview in the season. He then continued, “Nakita kong gustong manalo talaga e. I hope yung ibang players ko, madala rin yun.” All season long, coach Vergel has been preaching patience and perseverance for his rebuilding crew. “Nakita ko pa lang sa Filoil (Preseason), prangka na ako sa kanila at sinasabi kong swerte na tayong manalo ng tatlo o apat,” he shared. That is exactly why the Philippine basketball legend, always the competitor, changed up his coaching style for this season. For example, in one instance in the endgame, Mendoza was forced into a turnover which then led to a timeout for Emilio Aguinaldo College. Instead of giving him a scolding, however, the usually fiery coach Vergel just kissed him on the head. All of this, the Heavy Bombers’ mentor understood, will just be part of their process. “We take all the criticism as a challenge. Naging constructive criticism na lang that will help us,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 17th, 2018Related News

Employee fired after kicking out young black girls from gift shop

An employee of the Jenkinson's Aquarium boardwalk gift shop in New Jersey has been terminated after recently racially-profiling and kicking out a group of young black girls from the shop. Attiyya Barrett, camp leader of a summer camp program, took to her Facebook account last Aug. 10 to share about the incident. In her post, she narrated how her "girls" went inside the gift shop and were reduced to tears after being discriminated by the employee. "So. My girls went inside the gift shop @jenkinsonaquarium and we were racially profiled and discriminated against!" wrote Barrett. "The racist lady behind the counter told 7 of my girls, 'You're not welcome here without a chaperone...Keep on reading: Employee fired after kicking out young black girls from gift shop.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 16th, 2018Related News

Why you should also pay attention to the Bakwit Boys soundtrack

MANILA, Philippines – Bakwit Boys is a story about “family, underdogs, and dreamers.” An entry to the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP), the romantic musical directed by Jason Paul Laxamana hopes to have viewers singing and crying tears of joy until the credits roll. “I’m really confident ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2018Related News

Highlights, sidelights in 14th edition of Cinemalaya

  It's like celebrating your birthday on Christmas Day. You only get one present for the two occasions," quipped teen actress Therese Malvar, who bagged the best supporting actress award at the 2018 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival for her two film entries, "School Service" and "Distance." The 14th edition of the Cinemalaya concluded with an awards ceremony held at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Sunday night. "I couldn't hold back my tears anymore when I learned that I got the award for my two movies. It meant that my toughest competition was myself," the 17-year-old actress said, adding that the fact that she made Cinemalay...Keep on reading: Highlights, sidelights in 14th edition of Cinemalaya.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 15th, 2018Related News

Tulfo brothers, Aegis Juris, Dingdong Dantes | Evening wRap

  Today on Rappler: The Tulfo brothers said they are not returning the P60-million payment they received from the questionable advertisement deal. The 4 giant magnetic lifters, which were suspected to have contained illegal drugs, have tested negative from swab testing. Aegis Juris fraternity member Marc Anthony Ventura broke down in tears when he took the witness stand. President ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 14th, 2018Related News

Nayong Pilipino project groundbreaking rites: From cheers to tears

    Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) Chairperson Patricia Ocampo was about to deliver a speechon Tuesdaywhen Malacaang announced that she was already fired.   Ocampo was at the Entertainment City Manila for the groundbreaking ceremony of an upcoming integrated leisure and entertainment resort by foreign-owned firm Landing Philippines.   Malacaang's announcement, however, eclipsed the rather cheerful mood of the event, after it said that Duterte has fired the NPF board of directors and management for a disadvantageous lease contract.   While Roque did not disclose the finer details of this contract, NFP and Landing officials were quick ...Keep on reading: Nayong Pilipino project groundbreaking rites: From cheers to tears.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 7th, 2018Related News

Marches and tears on eve of vote to legalize abortion in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – With Argentina on the verge of a Senate move on legalizing abortion, women in favor marched, banged pots and made their voices heard Sunday, August 5. Ahead of the August 8, Wednesday, Senate hearing, 32 women in Buenos Aires donned the white bonnets and red cloaks worn ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 6th, 2018Related News

Chipper Jones shines in Hall of Fame induction speech

By John Kekis, Associated Press COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Chipper Jones didn't bow to the pressure of the moment, and it was considerable. Jones was inducted Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and he stood there delivering his speech with wife Taylor staring up at him, hours away from giving birth to a son to be named Cooper in honor of the special day. Faced with that daunting task, Jones delivered flawlessly, just as he did during a 19-year career with the Atlanta Braves. "She changed my life forever," Jones said as his wife brushed away tears. "It took me 40 years and some major imperfections in me along the way to find my true profession. Now we've taken our two families and blended them together. It has given me what I've been searching for my entire life —true happiness." A crowd estimated at about 50,000 gathered on a sun-splashed day to honor six former players. Also enshrined were Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman and former Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell. Jones controlled his emotions in a speech that took the crowd through his entire career, starting with his rookie season when he helped lead the Braves to the 1995 World Series title. He was one of the greatest switch-hitters in baseball history, in the mold of his dad's favorite player, Mickey Mantle, and finished with a .303 career batting average, 468 home runs, and 1,623 RBIs, credentials that earned him election on the first try. Jones also heaped praise on his mom and dad — "You're the reason I'm on this stage," he said — and ended his speech by thanking the loyal Atlanta fans. "You stuck by me," he said. "You're the reason I never want to play anywhere else. I love you guys. Thank you." Emotional during a Hall of Fame visit in February to tour the museum in preparation for this day, Thome held it together despite having to wipe away tears after his daughter Lila sang the national anthem. Like Jones, he heaped praise on his wife, Andrea. "Obviously, induction into the Hall of Fame is one of the greatest honors of my life," Thome said. "The best thing, though, that's ever happened to me is the day you agreed to marry me. You are without a doubt the best teammate I could ever have and, with the world as my witness, I love you more today than ever." The lefty-swinging Thome hit 612 home runs, eighth all-time, and had an MLB record 13 walk-off homers, mostly for the Cleveland Indians. Thome marveled that the genesis of this moment was hitting rocks on a gravel driveway with an aluminum bat as a kid. "It's been my great privilege to have played the game for as long as I did," he said. "And I can say this with certainty, the possibilities are just as important as the outcome. Living the dream that is major league baseball, the best part is not the result but taking the journey with the people whose contributions make it all possible. "I'm so honored to be part of something so special. Baseball is beautiful, and I am forever in its service." Greeted by hundreds of fans waving Dominican Republic flags, Guerrero spoke in his native Spanish in a speech that was translated from Spanish and lasted just five minutes. He thanked his father and mother, who cooked dinners for him and does the same now for his son, and the fans and the people in his hometown of Don Gregorio. His son Vladimir Jr., the top prospect in the minor leagues with the Blue Jays, was in attendance. The nine-time All-Star outfielder batted .318 with 449 homers and 1,496 RBIs and is the first player inducted wearing the cap of the Angels, the team where he enjoyed his greatest success. Just as he did in his unflappable role in the bullpen during his career as an ace reliever, Hoffman was flawless in delivering his speech, also closing it by thanking his wife, Tracy. "You shared with me this amazing journey of ups and downs from the beginning, always never letting me get too high or get too low," Hoffman said. "I love you." Hoffman played the bulk of his career with the San Diego Padres before finishing with the Milwaukee Brewers. After failing to impress the front office in three years as a shortstop, he switched to the bullpen and became a star. Using a stultifying change-up, Hoffman recorded 601 saves over 18 seasons, second all-time to former Yankees star Mariano Rivera's 652. He also credited his parents for his success. "Mom, dad, you're the biggest reason I'm on this stage," Hoffman said. "In fact, you're all of my reasons. Not a day goes by that I'm not thankful for all both of you have done. I love you both beyond words." Morris, now 63, spent 15 years on the ballot before getting the call from the Hall of Fame last December. Known for his toughness on the mound, he pitched 18 seasons for the Tigers, Twins, Blue Jays and Indians, and played on four World Series champions. The crowning achievement of his career was his 1-0, 10-inning complete-game victory in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series while pitching for his hometown Twins against the Braves. Among those he thanked were his dad and his late mother and the late Sparky Anderson, who managed the Tigers to the 1984 World Series championship. "Thank you mom and dad for everything you taught me and have done for me," Morris said, his voice cracking with emotion as he looked at his dad. "Mom, I know you're smiling down on us today. Dad, thank you for instilling in me the work ethic that was so vital to my success, but more than that you showed equal love for all your children. "I know Sparky Anderson is with us here today," Morris added. "He taught me so many things, especially to respect this great game. He taught me a valuable lesson by allowing me to fail and fight through adversity." Trammell, who played shortstop for 20 seasons — all for the Tigers — and Morris were selected together by a veterans committee, which made the day extra special for the Motor City. "We signed together in 1976, spent 13 years together in Detroit, and now 42 years later, Cooperstown. Wow!" Morris said. Trammell earned six All-Star Game selections, four Gold Glove Awards and three Silver Slugger Awards. His .977 fielding percentage ranks sixth among shortstops with at least 2,000 games played. During his tenure, the Tigers had one of the great double play combinations in MLB history in Trammell and second baseman Lou Whitaker, who was in the audience on a special day for the Motor City. "For 19 years Lou Whitaker and I formed the longest running double play combination in the history of baseball," Trammell said, recalling the two were called up to the Tigers on the same day. "Lou, it was an honor and a pleasure to have played alongside you all those years. I hope someday you'll be up here, too.".....»»

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

38-year-old janitor finishes college as a scholar

  Some years ago, the daughter of Emmanuel Ricalde asked him what he did for a living. “Janitor,” he proudly answered, and noticed how the six-year-old tried to hold back her tears. It broke his heart. His daughter and son, who was only four then, had always believed he held a white-collar job just like… link: 38-year-old janitor finishes college as a scholar.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jul 28th, 2018Related News

Walk the Moon returns to PH on Aug. 14

  Walk the Moon, the American alternative rock band that hit it big with the joyously catchy dance ditty "Shut Up and Dance," is scheduled to return to the Philippines for a mall gig, according to concert promoter MMI Live. Composed of Nicholas Petricca, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman and Eli Maiman, the group will perform at Market! Market! activity center on Aug. 14. (For ticket information, call the Ayala Malls One Concierge at 7959595.) Walk the Moon, whose music is influenced by such acts as David Bowie, The Killers, Tears for Fears and The Police, is also behind the bops "Anna Sun" and "Work This Body." The band is currently promoting its fourth and latest studio alb...Keep on reading: Walk the Moon returns to PH on Aug. 14.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 27th, 2018Related News

Meet the six supportive people we need in our lives

There are times when we fail to recognize the people around us who make our bad days better, who turn our tears to laughter and who take care of us in sickness......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 26th, 2018Related News

Manila left Celine Dion in tears

She was no iceberg as she sizzled with a powerful and stirring, performance at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena amidst a virtual ocean of fans, screaming, swaying and singing her hits the minute their first three notes were played......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJul 23rd, 2018Related News

This is the only SONA-related makeup tutorial that you should watch

Pres. Duterte's third SONA is happening in a few hours but it's not too late to talk about the makeup looks that we can expect from the women attending the event. After all, it needs to last the whole afternoon and waterproof so that the rain and our (sad) tears won't smear it off. Luckily, netizen Nadja De Vera posted a "quick and easy, BS-proof" makeup tutorial suitable for the occasion. She started by saying that she needs to do her video quick because she's outside of her house. "Baka may dumaangmobile, mahuli tayo. Bawal tambay ngayon, eh. Kainis, 'di ba?" (A police mobile might pass by and apprehend us. Loiterers aren't allowed these days. Annoying, right?) She th...Keep on reading: This is the only SONA-related makeup tutorial that you should watch.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 23rd, 2018Related News

‘Suffering’ ends with Honduran baby back in parents’ arms

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras --- For months, a Honduran couple watched their only son grow up in videos while he was kept in US government custody. That's where he took his first steps and spoke his first words. The parents got to embrace the 15-month-old boy again Friday, five months after US immigration officials forcibly separated the baby from his father at the Texas border. Johan, who grabbed the world's attention when he appeared in a US courtroom in diapers, at first didn't recognize his mom and dad after he was flown to San Pedro Sula. "I kept saying Johan, Johan, and he started to cry," said his mother, Adalicia Montecinos. She broke down in tears as she talked about...Keep on reading: ‘Suffering’ ends with Honduran baby back in parents’ arms.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 21st, 2018Related News

Filipinos cheer Pacman s win

Manila: Millions of boxing fans across the Philippines erupted in cheers and tears of joy after national icon Manny Pacquiao beat Argentine Lucas Matthysse in a world title bout.In the run-up to th.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2018Related News

Pride and tears for Croatians after World Cup final loss

After watching their soccer team lose 4-2 to France in the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday, some Croatians wept with sadness while others felt pride that their tiny nation had gone so far in the tournament......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJul 16th, 2018Related News

Croatia fears World Cup chance may never come again

MOSCOW --- The rain hid Croatia's tears. After Luka Modric collected his Golden Ball award in a downpour, he shared an emotional embrace with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, both wearing the country's red-and-white checkered uniform. Croatia knows Sunday's 4-2 loss to France in the World Cup final was a chance that may not come again anytime soon. "We were so close and we played the best soccer. We deserved more," said Modric, who at 32 may have played in his last World Cup match. READ:France wins 2nd World Cup title, beats Croatia 4-2 Croatia's first golden generation lost to France in the 1998 World Cup semifinals, and its second went one better. Besides...Keep on reading: Croatia fears World Cup chance may never come again.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jul 15th, 2018Related News

Philippines erupts in joy after Pacquiao win

MANILA- Millions of boxing fans across the Philippines erupted in cheers and tears of joy on Sunday after national icon Manny Pacquiao beat Argentine Lucas Matthysse in a world title bout.........»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJul 15th, 2018Related News