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Friends, kin offer songs, tributes to Angara at last night of wake in Baler

BALER, Aurora --- Relatives and friends paid their respects at the last wake of the late former Senate President Edgardo Angara hereon Mondaynight (May 21), a day before his burial. Angara's grandchild, Edgardo Manuel nicknamed Manolo, said the senator had "never missed a single celebration or milestone" in his life. "Today, as I mourn my lolo's passing on his ninth day, I celebrate my 14th birthday. This is the first birthday of mine to which he did not show up," Manolo said in his eulogy. Manolo described his grandfather as "gentle and loving," adding that the late senator would always find time to take him and his siblings "to be one with nature." According to Manolo, ...Keep on reading: Friends, kin offer songs, tributes to Angara at last night of wake in Baler.....»»

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

Muhlachs say final farewell to Cheng

The Muhlachs have been family to me since the 1980s, when my friendship with Liezl (Martinez) began. That's why I share their grief in mourning the death of Aga's dad, Tito Cheng, whom I fondly called Tito Guapo. He was fatherly to me. I will miss our phone chats and bonding moments. Tito Guapo would always update me about the condition of Mama Nena (his sis, movie queen Amalia Fuentes), who's still recuperating from a stroke. How he doted on her. During Mama Nena's birthday last August, Tito Guapo prepared a feast. He asked me to bring Mama Nena's fave, seedless grapes. Now that he's gone, I'm sure he will keep on watching over his beloved sister from up above. At the wake of ...Keep on reading: Muhlachs say final farewell to Cheng.....»»

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

Araña shares playful act with ex-teammate Belga in temper-filled game

MANILA, Philippines – In a game that saw tempers flare, two players ejected and 4 slapped with technical fouls, Ryan Araña provided the comic relief.  Araña tried to light things up in the wake of a near-scuffle between GlobalPort's Kelly Nabong and Rain or Shine's Maverick Ahanmisi as he shared ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 20th, 2018Related News

Archaeological site threatened by informal settlers – mayor

RIZAL, KALINGA: In the wake of the publication in the journal Nature of the archaeological study that man walked in this locality 709,000 years ago, Mayor Marcelo dela Cruz Jr. has sought the help of concerned government agencies in protecting the archaeological site and to have it delineated immediately. He also asked the Kalinga local government [...] The post Archaeological site threatened by informal settlers – mayor appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 20th, 2018Related News

Houston teams; athletes offer support after school shooting

By Kristie Rieken, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Rockets star Chris Paul is among many in the Houston sports world offering condolences to the families affected by an area school shooting that left 10 people dead. Paul says: "It's tough, man. It's scary that that's become the norm here. We've got to do something about it." The shooting in Santa Fe, which is about 30 miles from downtown Houston, comes after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February. Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch, who has two school-aged daughters and was with the Astros at training camp in Florida at the time of the Marjory Stoneman shooting, expressed anger that these shootings continue to occur. He says: "It's heartbreaking, another senseless act of violence in our schools. We'll copy/paste this answer for the next time something happens because we feel like there's something happening on a routine basis that's idiotic and terrible and miserable. I hope we can somehow find a way to get past it for one, offer our condolences to the people affected and more importantly figure out a way to stop this madness." The Astros issued a statement Friday offering prayers to those affected by the shooting. They added that they'd hold a moment of silence in their honor before Friday night's game against Cleveland and that the Texas flags at Minute Maid Park would be flown at half-staff. Astros pitcher Lance McCullers, who said he is working on a plan to help a student who was among the 10 people wounded in the attack, says something has to change to stop this from happening again. He says: "I just feel like there's got to be some sort of solution. My heart goes out to the families and the kids who shouldn't even have to worry about something like that." The Houston Texans also issued a statement sending condolences to the victims and thanking first responders and law enforcement who helped in the wake of the attack......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 19th, 2018Related News

Jeter upbeat but unhappy with Marlins record and attendance

By Steve Wine, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter was chatting with a cluster of fans during Marlins batting practice Wednesday when a preschooler wearing a Dodgers cap asked him to sign a baseball. "I will if you take that hat off," Jeter said with a smile. One-quarter of the way through Jeter's first season as CEO, the Marlins are still struggling to reclaim the support of South Florida. Average home attendance through Tuesday was 10,676, by far the worst in the majors, and a 15-26 record didn't have fans scrambling to jump on the bandwagon. Jeter said he's not pleased with the team's record or attendance, but sees reason for encouragement regarding the direction of the troubled franchise. "What I try to do is take positives from every game," he said. "There are a lot of good things we've seen. Obviously no one is happy with the win-loss record. But there are a lot of positives." They're tougher to find regarding attendance, with the Marlins likely to finish last in the National League for the 13th time in 14 years. "We've gotten a positive reception with what we're trying to do," he said. "But the bottom line is we want more people to come. We're not happy with the number of people in here. A lot of that goes with how we perform." In the wake of the franchise's latest payroll purge last offseason, a contending team could be years away. The dismantling was designed to help rebuild from the ground up, starting with a weak farm system. Jeter's fingerprints will be on the Marlins' decisions in next month's draft — as they are on everything else. He's involved in draft preparation "in every way," he said. "I get a rundown on all the prospects. We'll have our draft meetings, and see what direction we're going to go. I'm very involved in everything that goes on around here." The Marlins haven't been to the playoffs since 2003, but losing is a new experience for Jeter. With his team last in the NL East, the former Yankees captain is focused on looking for signs of improvement. "We've been in a lot of games," he said. "We've got to figure out ways to win those games." After signing autographs during batting practice, Jeter chatted with several players. They included Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger, whose father, Clay, was Jeter's teammate with the Yankees in 1999-2002. "I remember Cody coming around the clubhouse when I was playing with his dad," Jeter said. "Time flies. I guess that's a good way of saying I'm getting old.".....»»

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

WATCH: Duterte attends wake of Aga Muhlach s dad Cheng

Alvaro 'Cheng' Muhlach (middle) with his family. Image: Instagram/@arlenemuhlach President Rodrigo Duterte came to the wake of Alvaro 'Cheng' Muhlach, the father of actor Aga Mu.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 15th, 2018Related News

Duterte on Edgardo Angara: Tagapagtanggol sa bunganga ko

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, May 15, visited the wake of former Senate president Edgardo Angara, his special envoy to the European Union who, he said, was a "very humble and very quiet person" fit to be a diplomat.  In an interview ........»»

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

Iran foreign minister in Moscow as Russia moves to save nuclear deal

MOSCOW, Russia – Iran's foreign minister was in Moscow on Monday, May 14, as Russia tries to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in the wake of Washington's pull-out, pushing it into rare cooperation with Europe.  Iranian state television Irib broadcasted images of Mohammad Javad Zarif in Moscow , saying he had arrived ........»»

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

Lawmakers mourn ex-senator Angara

FOLLOWING the death of former Senator Edgardo “Edong” Angara, incumbent senators expressed deepest sympathies to the family of the former lawmaker. Angara’s son, Senator Sonny, announced yesterday his father’s death due to heart attack. He was 83.The wake of Angara will be open for public viewing today (Mon) at 2p.m.,….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsMay 13th, 2018Related News

Chopper carrying Angara’s remains arrives at Villamor Air Base

The remains of former Senate President Edgardo J. Angaraarrived on Sundayafternoon in Metro Manila. A helicopter carrying Angara's remains from Tagaytay arrived at Villamor Airbase in Pasay City at2:05 p.m. Special Assistant to the President Bong Go joined the Angara family in receiving the remains of Edgardo.Go sent some photos to the media. Sen. Sonny Angara, who announced the passing of his fatherSundaymorning, said the wake will be open to the public at2:00 p.m.on Mondayat the Heritage Park in Taguig City. /atm...Keep on reading: Chopper carrying Angara’s remains arrives at Villamor Air Base.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 13th, 2018Related News

Paulino Cruz, 71

Paulino G. Cruz, UST Golden Sox baseball player and teacher, died on Tuesday. He was 71.   He is survived by children Tere and Ian, Paulo and Reign, and Che-che, and grandchildren Theo and Zia.   Wake is at Dulce Memorial Chapels on Abad Santos Street, Manila, until May 14. Burial is on May 15 at La Loma Cemetery.  ...Keep on reading: Paulino Cruz, 71.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 13th, 2018Related News

Think tank: Don’t use weak military as excuse on China

An independent private think tank said the Philippines had options other than going to war with or being subservient to China in dealing with the installation of military facilities in Philippine-owned reefs by the Asian giant.   Dindo Manhit, head of the Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute, said the installation of missiles by China in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) should serve as a wake-up call for the Duterte administration to revisit its foreign policy.   While China's conversion of contested areas in the WPS into military facilities had been going on for long, the installation of missiles in at least seven Philippine reefs escalated the tension.   ...Keep on reading: Think tank: Don’t use weak military as excuse on China.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 13th, 2018Related News

Iran minister on diplomatic tour to save nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran --- Iran's foreign minister was due to leave Saturday for a whirlwind diplomatic tour as world leaders scramble to salvage something from the wreckage of a landmark nuclear deal in the wake of Washington's withdrawal. Mohammad Javad Zarif's tour starts two days after unprecedented Israeli strikes in Syria which a monitor said killed at least 11 Iranian fighters, triggering fears of a broader conflict between the two arch-enemies. He will visit Beijing, Moscow and Brussels, a spokesman said, holding meetings with all of the remaining parties to the 2015 agreement. Before leaving, Zarif published a government statement on his Twitter page, slamming the "extremist ...Keep on reading: Iran minister on diplomatic tour to save nuclear deal.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 13th, 2018Related News

Aga Muhlach s father Cheng dies

MANILA, Philippines – Alvaro "Cheng" Muhlach, father of actor Aga Muhlach, died on Saturday, May 12. According to a report from ABS-CBN , Cheng died after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 71 years old. The wake of Cheng will be held on Sunday, May 13 at chapels 2 and 3 of the Heritage ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 12th, 2018Related News

Iran minister on diplomatic tour to save nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's foreign minister was due to leave Saturday, May 12, for a whirlwind diplomatic tour as world leaders scramble to salvage something from the wreckage of a landmark nuclear deal in the wake of Washington's withdrawal . Mohammad Javad Zarif's tour starts two days after unprecedented Israeli strikes in Syria ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsMay 12th, 2018Related News

Robert Reyes to Filipinos: Wake up or face death of democracy

Roman Catholic priest and protest leader Robert Reyes said that the removal of Maria Lourdes Sereno is "more than a wake-up call" for Filipinos warning that President Duterte could soon be a "virtual dictator.".....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 11th, 2018Related News

Actress Cate Blanchett’s feminist wake-up call to Cannes

PARIS, France — Cate Blanchett knew there was something seriously awry with the Cannes film festival when the winners of its top prize, the Palme d’Or, were gathered together to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014. Among the sea of grey heads on the stage there was only one woman, Jane Campion, who had won […] The post Actress Cate Blanchett’s feminist wake-up call to Cannes appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsMay 7th, 2018Related News

Despite long odds, Toronto Raptors will continue to fight

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com CLEVELAND – Losing the first game is a relative wake-up call, no big deal, a call to tweak and adjust. Losing the first two is urgent, something more troubling, a sense of one’s playoff life flashing before one’s eyes. Losing four? It’s oh-vah. Oh-four is 1, 2, 3, Cancun, “gone fishin’” and next season rolled into one. That leaves an 0-3 deficit, which mostly is sad. At 0-3, the story essentially has been written, a struggling team’s fate decided. In the NBA, there is no wiggle room whatsoever – 129 teams in league playoff history have fallen behind 0-3 in a best-of-seven, 129 teams have lost those series. Only three such teams even rallied enough to force a Game 7: the 1951 Rochester Royals against New York, the 1994 Denver Nuggets against Utah and the 2003 Portland Trailblazers against Dallas. And yet, nothing is official. The plug hasn’t been pulled, flatline or not. That was evident Sunday (Monday, PHL time) when someone asked Toronto’s Kyle Lowry one of those big-picture, assess-this-season questions. “Our season ain’t over yet,” the Raptors point guard said, instinctively pushing back. “Ask me that question when it’s over.” Narrator: It’s over. Most who stayed up late Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) consider Toronto’s series against the Cleveland Cavaliers to be over not only because they trail 0-3 but because of the way they got there. Specifically, LeBron James’ unlikely, drive-left, shoot-right, one-footed bank shot at the buzzer that won it, 105-103. It enthralled the sellout crowd at Quicken Loans Arena, but appalled the Raptors’ traveling party of three dozen or so. Folks who care probably have watched the final play multiple times. The Raptors officially haven’t watched it other than in real time. Coach Dwane Casey intentionally did not subject his players to a film session Sunday (Monday, PHL time). “We know what the issues are, what they were,” Casey said after the team’s light workout at the practice gym inside the Cavaliers’ arena. “From a team standpoint, 17 turnovers broke our back. Some of our schematic things we didn’t cover properly broke our back. The things that led up to the end of the game are what we need to clean up.” More precisely, it was the things that led up to the fourth quarter that cost Toronto. From that point, the Raptors were pretty good, outscoring the Cavaliers 38-26 while sinking seven of their 11 three-point shots. They got all the way back from a 14-point deficit in the quarter, tying at 103 only to have their hearts stomped on by James’ spectacular finish. Before that final quarter, though, Toronto was too reckless with the ball. It had missed 16 of its 22 from the arc. And one of its two All-Stars, wing DeMar DeRozan, had played his way to Casey’s bench, with 3-of-12 shooting, unimpressive defense, a mere eight points and a minus-23 rating. Casey’ explanation for not putting DeRozan back in the game was simple: The guys he was using were rolling. It was a snapshot of the bottom-line approach he and his staff will need again in Game 4 Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). DeRozan, naturally, doesn’t want anything like it to happen again. This LeBron/Cleveland stuff has been heavy enough: nine consecutive playoff defeats, three straight postseasons being put out by the Cavaliers and, personally, the onus in this man’s NBA of 2018 to be 0-for-16 from three-point range in the 13 playoff games since 2016. DeRozan didn’t run from the lousy stew of frustration, anger, resignation and embarrassment he felt while his brothers kept plugging. As Saturday turned into Sunday – an “extremely long night,” DeRozan said – the Raptors’ leading scorer in 2017-18 (23.0 ppg) ruminated pretty good. “It was rough. As a competitor, definitely rough,” he said. “But I think it’s something you carry over to today. Let it fuel you. ... I’ve had lots of [times] where I got down on myself. It’s all about how you respond. “There’s really nothing much you can do, honestly, but watch the time go by. Wait for when the time comes to be able to get this feeling off you. And in order to get that feeling off you is to go back out there, help your teammates and get a win.” Lowry, asked how they would manage that, reduced his formula to one word. “Rumble,” he said. “No matter what, you rumble. Rumble, young man, rumble.” Toronto did play with overdue physical force in Game 3 and will make that a priority again. Rookie OG Anunoby’s individual defense on James has been solid, generally without overt double-teaming. Through the three games, though, the Raptors have committed 18 more fouls and 20 more turnovers, too many mistakes when losing Game 1 in overtime and Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) by that single bucket. Whenever it gets here for the Raptors, the summer is going to be longer than they’d hoped. So, going out strong does matter. “You choose to continue to fight,” Casey said of his players. The Toronto coach recalled his days as an assistant in Seattle, when the SuperSonics fell behind 0-3 against Michael Jordan and the Bulls in the 1996 Finals. Rather than fold, they won the next two games at home in the 2-3-2 format to force the series back to Chicago. Said Casey: “Guys just made up their minds, ‘We’re not giving in. We’re not quitting. We’ve got too much sweat equity.’ We won the regular season conference title. Guys put in the work to get where they are. We’ve got a group of young players who committed to getting better and did. “The easy thing to do is just to write us off and write ourselves off. But you choose to be a warrior. You choose to continue to fight.” Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and 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: SportsMay 7th, 2018Related News

Cate Blanchett’s feminist wake-up call to Cannes

Cate Blanchett knew there was something seriously awry with the Cannes film festival when the winners of its top prize, the Palme d'Or, were gathered together to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014. Among the sea of grey heads on the stage there was only one woman, Jane Campion, who had won for "The Piano" two decades earlier. "Sometimes things have to get that bad and that stark for us to say, 'Hang on a minute. There's something wrong --- literally --- with this picture'," the actress said this week, days before heading the jury that will chose this year's winner. With Cannes and the film industry still reeling from the Harvey Weinstein scandal, some saw her appoint...Keep on reading: Cate Blanchett’s feminist wake-up call to Cannes.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: May 6th, 2018Related News