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How family connected with Armida Siguion-Reyna, who had dementia in her final years

During her final years, Armida Siguion-Reyna's dementia had progressed to a point "where she could no longer express her thoughts." But while conventional communication was difficult, there was one thing her loved ones used that never failed to connect with the formidable, multihyphenate artist---music.   "Around 2014 or 2015, she began to become more forgetful. She would get mad for no apparent reason, at times. She was physically present, but the only way we could really reach out to her and make her feel good was through music," theater and movie actor Rafa Siguion-Reyna, one of Armida's six grandchildren, told the Inquirer.   On her birthdays or other specia...Keep on reading: How family connected with Armida Siguion-Reyna, who had dementia in her final years.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 6 hr. 40 min. ago Related News

UAAP: It ain t over til it s over for Blue Eaglets vs Bullpups

Ateneo de Manila High School was doing better in its third matchup against Nazareth School of National University in the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. That meeting last Wednesday just so happened to be Game 1 of the best-of-three Finals – and after two and a half quarters, the defending champions were ahead. Only, the Bullpups went on a 25-11 run bridging the third and fourth periods and that proved to be the pivotal push that boosted them to the win. Rather than lamenting what could have been, though, Blue Eaglets mentor Reggie Varilla said they can only be better. “(NU) hit some big shots and suddenly, we were down big. From that point on, nalito siguro yung team namin, this young team we have, but it’s part of the learning experience. My trust and confidence with the boys are still the same,” he told reporters. And even though they are now in a must-win situation, the first-year head coach remains upbeat about their chances of going back-to-back. Asked if NU has a mental edge as it is now up 3-0 in the season series, he answered, “We’re not really worried about that. We need two more wins to be champions, ganun pa rin naman.” He then continued, “Lamang lang sila, 1-0.” Floor leader Forthsky Padrigao can only agree with coach Reggie. “Okay pa rin kami. Tiwala pa rin ako, tiwala pa rin kami sa isa’t-isa,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports10 hr. 40 min. ago Related News

Tale of the Tape: How will the Philippines fare against Qatar?

Here we go. The Philippine national men's basketball team will be fighting for their lives so to speak as they take on Qatar in the final window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.   Team Pilipinas needs two wins in the final window to maximize their chances of qualifying to the World Cup, and the dangerous Qataris are the first hurdles our boys have to overcome.   Let's see how our boys measure up on paper.   Frontline: Advantage Philippines   Without Andray Blatche in the previous window, the size and versatility of our frontline was somewhat depleted. Don't get me wrong -- Christian Standhardinger was a beast against Iran, but we missed Dray's playmaking, outside shooting, and rim protection, especially in the shocker of a loss to Kazakhstan.    With the former NBA big man back in the fold alongside 5-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, the Philippines will parade one of the most fearsome frontlines in all of Asia. Add to that seasoned veteran Japeth Aguilar, the sweet-shooting Troy Rosario, and rising star Poy Erram, and, well, head coach Yeng Guiao has the pick of the litter when it comes to the most talented big men in the country.     On the other end, Qatar will likely try to counter with the tandem of Mo Mohammedand Nasser Al-Rayes, who scored a combined 43 points against us in the fourth window. Qatar also has stretch 4 Yehia Abdelhaleem and banger Bosnian-born Emir Mujkic backstopping their primary frontcourt players. Collectively, they aren't as talented as our bigs, but their size can give us fits. It won't be a cakewalk, but the Filipinos should have the edge.     Wings: Advantage Philippines   Qatar has some pretty dangerous perimeter players like Khalid Suliman Abdi and Hassan Mohamed, but even they will find it tough to contend against our very own Gabe Norwood, Marcio Lassiter, Scottie Thompson, and UAAP Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena. Yes, Qatar's wingmen are bigger and have collectively more experience, but our wings have more talent and athleticism.    It'll be an interesting matchup, sure, and if we're talking about sheer firepower, perhaps we can give it to Qatar, but in terms of overall production and versatility, our boys should have the edge.    Thirdy could actually be the x-factor here, since he's a relative unknown to the Qataris. If he can provide a lot of energy and hustle while disrupting Qatar's flow at the perimeter, he would have already done his part.     Backcourt: Advantage Philippines   The Qataris would have already had their hands full with Jayson Castro alone, but when you add Mark Barroca and Paul Lee to the mix, man, it makes for a truly explosive backcourt for Team Pilipinas. Castro's experience and leadership will be critical in this match, but so too will be Lee's shooting and Barroca's all-around brilliance on both ends of the floor.    Qatar is expected to feature Momar Gueye, Moustafa A A Fouda, and perhaps Faris Avdic in this game, and they will all be hard-pressed to matchup well against our backcourt. Still, what Qatar's backcourt may lack in sheer talent, they more than make up for in size, physicality, and youth.    As long as Castro, Lee, and Barroca play true to form, though, they shouldn't have much trouble against the Qatari guards.     Overall, the Philippines will be huge favorites in this matchup, and couple that with how the fans at the Al Gharafa Sports Hall will likely be overwhelmingly pro-Filipino, then, well, it's as if we're actually playing at home. We should expect nothing less than a convincing win over the Gulf champions......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports10 hr. 40 min. ago Related News

Ariana Grande surprises TNT Boys on The Late Late Show with James Corden

Ariana Grande surprises TNT Boys on The Late Late Show with James Corden.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: Movies11 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

WVRAA 2019: Ilonggo sluggers still undefeated in baseball

ILOILO batters maintained their unblemished record in the ongoing 2019 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet in Roxas City, Feb. 20. The secondary boys’ sluggers eliminated Aklan in the semifinals clash yesterday, 6-, and now awaits the winner between Negros Occidental and Guimaras today, Feb 21. Represented by Igbaras, Iloilo, the team also pounded […] The post WVRAA 2019: Ilonggo sluggers still undefeated in baseball appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 20th, 2019Related News

TNT boys realize dream of performing with Ariana Grande on Late Late Show

Filipino group TNT boys achieved their dream of singing with Grammy winner Ariana Grande during their performance at an episode of “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on February 20. Tawag ng Tanghalan winners Keifer Sanchez, Mackie Empuerto, and Francis Concepcion were singing their rendition of Jennifer Hudson’s “And I Am Telling You I’m […] The post TNT boys realize dream of performing with Ariana Grande on Late Late Show appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopFeb 20th, 2019Related News

TNT Boys suprised by Ariana Grande

Filipino boyband TNT Boys was surprised when Ariana Grande appeared while they were performing in “The Late, Late Show with James Corden.” The breakout act consisting of Keifer Sanchez, Mackie Empuerto and Francis Concepcion were belting out their rendition of Jennifer Hudson’s “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” when the pop star appeared […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 20th, 2019Related News

Priest nabbed for molesting altar boys

Operatives of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) arrested Franciscan priest, Father Kenneth Hendricks, over the alleged molestation of at least 50 people, mostly altar boys. NCRPO chief, Police Dir. Guillermo Eleazar, personally served the five arrest warrants against Hendricks around 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Bureau of Immigration Detention Cell in Camp Bagong […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsFeb 20th, 2019Related News

Ariana Grande surprises TNT Boys in James Corden’s show

MANILA, Philippines --- As the Philippines' TNT Boys visited The Late Late Show with James Corden, Pop princess Ariana Grande came to surprise them. TNT Boys members Keifer Sanchez, Mackie Empuerto and Francis Concepcion was greeted by the show's host James Corden who described them as "the cutest boy band on the planet." Corden also confessed that the band was his favorite new boy band. "You are my favorite new boy band on planet earth, not just mine - everyone has seen you," Corden said during his show. While being interviewed by Corden, the boys were unaware that Grande was watching them behind the stage. The boy band then serenaded the crowd with their renditio...Keep on reading: Ariana Grande surprises TNT Boys in James Corden’s show.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 20th, 2019Related News

Priest rearrested for molesting 50 victims

A Catholic priest arrested last year was served five more warrants of arrest at his detention cell at Camp Bagong Diwa yesterday for allegedly sexually abusing 50 more victims, mostly altar boys as young as seven years old......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsFeb 19th, 2019Related News

Rescued Zamboanga Trafficking Victims Had ‘No Idea Where They Were Going’

The 48 would-be victims of human trafficking rescued here last week (February 11) composed of men, women and two boys were promised jobs in skilled labor, but they had no idea where they were going to work. Ivan Salvador, chief of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) – 9 Social Marketing Unit, said […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: NewsFeb 19th, 2019Related News

SPREADING THE FESTIVAL CHEERS!

Page Maker: Zedrick Señeres AT THE height of Dinagyang highlights on Jan 27, 2019, the Florete family’s plush penthouse residence at the heart of our City of Love proved to be the comfiest haven as well-loved couple, business mogul Marcelino Florete and famed jeweler Susan Caperonce-Florete, along with their children Marjorie, Mars and Atty. Cristine […] The post SPREADING THE FESTIVAL CHEERS! appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2019Related News

2019 WVRAA Meet: Capiz, Iloilo post big wins in basketball, volleyball

STUDENT-athletes from Capiz welcomed its competitors from other provinces with an emphatic performance in the first day of the 2019 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet at the Villareal Stadium, Feb. 18. The host province pulled off impressive victories in various ball games. Hercor College Junior Jaguars routed Guimaras in secondary boys’ basketball, 77-41. […] The post 2019 WVRAA Meet: Capiz, Iloilo post big wins in basketball, volleyball appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2019Related News

UST, Chadao-FEU rout respective foes

Games Tuesday: (Paco Arena, Manila) 2:00 p.m. - AMA Online Education vs McDavid 4:00 p.m. - CEU vs Diliman College-Gerry's Grill   University of Santo Tomas obliterated Batangas-EAC, 94-70, to kickstart its 2019 PBA D-League campaign on a high Monday at Paco Arena in Manila. Coach Aldin Ayo proudly paraded his new recruits with Beninese forward Soulemane Chabi Yo uncorking 19 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks to lead the charge.  Pangasinense forward Rhanz Abando also had a rousing debut with his 17 points, nine boards, two dimes, while Brent Paraiso collected eight points, six rebounds, and five assists. Meanwhile, Chadao-FEU hardly broke a sweat in its 84-62 victory over SMDC-NU in the second game. Alec Stockton triggered the rout, firing seven of his 15 points in the Tamaraws' scorching 21-8 first quarter as they easily cruised to their first victory in the Foundation Group. Sophomore guard L-Jay Gonzales did his part for Chadao-FEU with 12 points, three boards, and three assists as he slowly eases in to a bigger role with the team. Ken Tuffin and Branrey Bienes combined for 22 points and six rebounds, as Cameroonian slotman Patrick Tchuente impressed with his nine points, four rebounds, and a block. It was all Tamaraws in this game as they limited the Bulldogs to just 27-percent clip from the field and even took a lead as high as 28, 53-28, midway through the third quarter. Dave Ildefonso carried SMDC-NU in the losing cause with 14 points, five rebounds, and five assists. The Growling Tigers, on the other hand, also unveiled 18-year-old guard Mark Nonoy, who lived up to the hype to pour 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, and one steal as he became the youngest player in PBA D-League history. "Masaya kami kasi nakapaglaro agad ng maayos yung mga bago. Nakapag-adjust sila agad," he said. "Unang liga namin ito na big league. Masaya naman ako na hindi kami masyadong tight and nailabas nila yung laro nila. Yun lang naman, gusto lang namin na mailabas yung pineprepare namin." Abando led the blazing 10-0 start for the Growling Tigers that set the tone for the game, where the boys from Espana annexed the lead to as much as 33, 75-42, late in the third courtesy of Germy Mahinay's free throws. Senior playmaker Renzo Subido chipped in 11 points, five assists, and four rebounds for UST to gain an early headstart in the Aspirants Group. Earvin Mendoza led Batangas-EAC in the loss with 14 points, three steals, and two rebounds off the bench, as Allan Martin scored 10.   The Scores: First Game: UST 94 -- Chabi Yo 19, Abando 17, Nonoy 15, Subido 11, Paraiso 8, Lee 7, Mahinay 6, Pangilinan 5, Ando 4, Caunan 2. BATANGAS-EAC 70 -- E. Mendoza 14, Martin 10, Maguliano 8, Gonzales 8, De Joya 7, Dela Pena 4, Boffa 4, J. Mendoza 3, Tampoc 2, Fuentes 2, Corilla 2, Cadua 2, Taywan 2, Estacio 2. Quarters: 24-11, 45-27, 75-46, 94-70.   Second Game: CHADAO-FEU 84 -- Stockton 15, Gonzales 12, Tuffin 11, Bienes 11, Tchuente 9, Jopia 6, Ebona 5, Comboy 5, Cani 4, Flores 4, Celzo 2, Nunag 0, Bayquin 0, Casino 0, Mantua 0. SMDC-NU 62 -- D. Ildefonso 14, Gaye 12, S. Ildefonso 7, Chatman 7, Clemente 6, Galinato 3, Minerva 3, Sinclair 2, Rangel 2, Diputado 2, Oczon 2, Tibayan 2, Mangayao 0, Gallego 0, Malonzo 0. Quarters: 21-8, 45-23, 68-46, 84-62......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 18th, 2019Related News

IN PHOTOS: Marian Rivera s surprise baby shower

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Marian Rivera was given a surprise baby shower by husband Dingdong Dantes and his family on Saturday, February 16 at Solaire Resort & Casino. "Last Saturday at my surprise baby shower from the Dantes-Gonzales Family. We are so fortunate and blessed to be loved and supported by such ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 18th, 2019Related News

Currys: All-Star weekend ‘everything we hoped it would be’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- Sonya Curry hasn't stopped smiling all weekend. She has had quality time with her grandchildren with the entire family in town for All-Star Weekend festivities. She even hit a half-court shot at a community center her family helped refurbish. On Saturday night, she emerged from Suite 21 at the Spectrum Center beaming after spending the evening with family and watching sons Stephen and Seth and husband Dell participate in the NBA All-Star 3-point contest. "It's been everything that I hoped it would be," she said of her sons' return to their hometown for All-Star weekend. "Seeing Dell out there on the court being able to share that moment with the boys was ...Keep on reading: Currys: All-Star weekend ‘everything we hoped it would be’.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Feb 18th, 2019Related News

Kyline can’t choose between acting and singing

Teen singer-actress Kyline Alcantara hopes to explore the opportunities coming her way, whether they're singing engagements or acting roles. But choosing between the two, she admits, puts her in a quandary. "I can't choose---I've loved doing both since I was a kid," the 16-year-old performer tells the Inquirer. Regardless, it continues to be a show biz career rife with possibilities for Kyline, who had a supporting role in ABS-CBN's "Annaliza" drama series in 2013. As a teenager who's been appearing in GMA shows since 2017, she shares that honing her talents---in both singing and acting---takes time, but she appreciates the results. "I have learned to be more disciplined and...Keep on reading: Kyline can’t choose between acting and singing.....»»

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

UAAP 81 Football: UST demolishes DLSU on opening day

Season 80 runners up University of Santo Tomas wasted no time in getting on the board, as the Growling Tigers demolished De La Salle University, 3-1 on opening day of the UAAP Season 81 Men's Football Tournament, Sunday afternoon at the FEU-FERN Football Field in Diliman, Quezon City.  Armed with 13 rookies, the Green Archers were looking to make a statement early in the season, and early in the match, it looked like they were primed for a big win after one of those new faces, John Rey Lagura, connected on his first UAAP goal to put DLSU ahead, 1-0 in the 14th minute.  The Green Archer advantage didn't last too long, as Conrad Dimacali responded in the 17th minute to help the Growling Tigers pull even  UST moved into the driver's seat heading into the midgame break, thanks to a 36th minute conversion from Juan Villanueva to make it 2-1.  Action picked up in the second half, as De La Salle looked to rally back, but instead it was UST who found the back of the net once again, with rookie Glen Ramos also hitting his first UAAP goal to put the Growling Tigers ahead, 3-1.  DLSU attempted once last push, but yielded no results, as UST coasted to a big opening day victory.  "Every tournament, especially sa UAAP, mas maganda talaga na makakuha ka kaagad ng three points, pero nag-start kami kanina na masiyadong mababa yung laro namin, medyo yung fitness namin, hindi kami makahawak ng bola," explained UST head coach Marjo Allado after the match. "La Salle is very dangerous in transitions, and buti na lang, yung dalawang free kicks namin, na-convert namin kanina."  "So far, it's a good result for the UST Men's Team sa opening game," Allado added.  While it was a big win, Allado isn't completely happy with the result, noting that he felt his boys were a bit off.  "Naka-score kami ng three goals, pero my concern is yung laro namin kanina, this is not how we play eh. Siguro first game, parang naninibago lang yung mga players, especially yung ibang rookies."  UST opens the season with a win and three points. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 17th, 2019Related News

Currys excited for mini family reunion at All-Star weekend

By Steve Reed, Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dell Curry looks forward to those nights when he can open a bottle of wine, take a seat on his recliner in front of the fireplace alongside wife Sonya and watch their NBA sons play basketball simultaneously on two large-screen television sets in his living room. Those are the nights he has to pinch himself realizing how blessed his family is. Everyone in the Curry clan has been pinching themselves lately; the family has been downright giddy about NBA All-Star Weekend. “It’s going to be incredible,” said Curry, a former NBA player and color commentator for the Hornets TV network who still lives in Charlotte. “It’s going to be a mini family reunion.” There will be plenty of fellowshipping in Charlotte, including family dinners and group outings. Of course there also will be a little basketball. Stephen and Seth Curry will be returning to their hometown for the festivities. Stephen, a two-time league MVP, will join younger brother Seth in the 3-point shootout Saturday night (Sunday, PHL time) at the Spectrum Center and then play in his sixth straight All-Star game Sunday (Monday, PHL time). “This just has the feel of the Curry family All-Star weekend,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. The fact that Seth is involved makes it extra special. Stephen said that the family group text was “buzzing” when everyone learned Seth was invited to compete in the 3-point contest. The Currys have been prepping for this weekend for months. Sonya is taking care of the family’s logistics, including tickets, travel plans and hotel reservations. On top of the invite list are the boys’ grandmothers, who haven’t been to an All-Star weekend since Dell competed in the 3-point shootout in Orlando in 1992. “It was very important to us that they were here to see this,” Dell said. Former coaches including Davidson’s Bob McKillop and other family friends will be there, too. The NBA is accommodating the Currys with extra tickets, knowing how big of a weekend it is for the family. Stephen has his own guest list — separate from the rest of the family — and hopes to limit it to 30 people. “I want you to write that loud and clear so you can help me keep the list small,” Stephen said with a laugh. Most of the out-of-towners will be staying in a downtown Charlotte hotel, and Dell and Sonya are considering bunking there, too, so they can be close to everyone and not miss a minute. “I want to see my grandchildren as much as possible,” Dell said. Stephen and Seth arrived Thursday (Friday, PHL time) together in Charlotte after Seth’s Trail Blazers hosted Stephen’s Warriors on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time) in Portland, Oregon. Their families came here, too. Stephen is married to Ayesha and the couple has three children. Seth has a child with Callie Rivers, the daughter of NBA coach Doc Rivers. And the players’ sister, Sydell, who recently married Stephen’s Warriors’ teammate Damion Lee, a two-way player with Golden State, will be in town, too. The Curry family has a community event planned in Charlotte in association with Stephen’s partnership with Under Armour. “We want to give back and remind people, hey, this is where they were raised,” Dell said. “We want to make this a special weekend.” One of the highlights of the Curry family reunion weekend might be the 3-point shootout where the highly competitive brothers will square off against each other on a national stage. Trash talking is almost sure to be part of the event. Dell doesn’t know what to expect once his sons take the floor. He said both are equally competitive, whether it’s on the golf course or at family get-togethers. “At my daughter’s wedding we played Liar’s Dice for about two hours and that was the most competitive thing I have seen in a long time,” Dell said with a laugh. “Anytime there is a game that somebody has to win or lose, you can’t give anyone the edge as to who is more competitive. We all are competitive.” Added Seth: “I’m trying to win it, so I’m going to target everybody. It should be very entertaining to watch us both shoot out there. But I gotta beat everybody, not just him, to win it.” Warriors All-Star guard Klay Thompson said he decided not to participate in the 3-point shootout this year simply so he could just sit back and “be a fan” and watch the Currys go at it. For Stephen, the whole idea of the amped-up circus-like atmosphere that is looming has him excited about the weekend. “It will be a packed house with our family supporting us for sure,” Stephen said. “It’s rare when we are all together during basketball season,” Seth said. “So to have everyone there, it’s always fun. It’ll be a good weekend.” ___ AP Sports Writer Janie McCauley in San Francisco, California, and Anne Peterson in Portland, Oregon, contributed to this report......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 15th, 2019Related News

DOH’s ‘Bakuna Boys’ music album makes a comeback to return trust in vaccines

The Department of Health re-shared its old campaign videos on vaccination following the measles outbreak caused by the drop of immunization rates in Metro Manila and surrounding regions. There are four videos featuring the “Bakuna Boys” singing to songs with witty titles “Baby Come BAK,” “Limang Bisita,” and “May BAKuna Para Dyan.” In each video, members […] The post DOH’s ‘Bakuna Boys’ music album makes a comeback to return trust in vaccines appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopFeb 15th, 2019Related News