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EDITORIAL - The right to peace

As critics and supporters of the administration held rallies on the 46th anniversary of the declaration of martial law, the country also joined the world yesterday in marking the International Day of Peace......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News1 hr. 27 min. ago Related News

ONE Championship: Joshua Pacio looks to finally bring home world title

Team Lakay young gun Joshua "The Passion" Pacio will try to bring home a world title for the second time in his young career as he meets Yoshitaka "Nobita" Naito in a highly-anticipated rematch for the ONE Strawweight World Championship at ONE: Conquest of Heroes on Saturday, September 22nd at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta, Indonesia.  The 22-year old Benguet native looks to finally get over the hump as he tries to avenge his loss to the Japanese champion.  In their first meeting in 2016, Pacio showed that he belonged in the cage with the best strawweights that ONE had to offer, pushing Naito to the limit before comitting a costly mistake in the third round that gave the defending champion the opening he needed to secure the submission victory and retain the crown.  Since then, Pacio has won four of his last five bouts, including his current three-fight winning streak and a hard-fought decision win against former titleholder and Muay Thai legend Dejdamrong Sor Amuaysirichoke. Naito on the other hand, lost the title in his second defense against Brazilian Alex Silva, only to win it back just six months later.  A win for Pacio will make him the third current ONE titleholder from Team Lakay, joining reigning ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion Kevin Belingon and reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje Eustaquio.  A win for Naito solidifies his place as the king of ONE Championship's flyweight division.  Also on the card, Pacio's training partner and flyweight contender Danny "The King" Kingad welcomes Japanese newcomer Yuya "Little Piranha" Wakamatsu to the ONE Championship stage.  Another rising star from the famed Team Lakay camp in La Trinidad, Benguet, 22-year old Kingad comes into Jakarta with his sights set on a third consecutive win after dispatching Ma Hao Bin and Sotir Kichukov. He looks to establish himself as a force to be reckoned with in the flyweight ranks.  Making his promotional debut, the 23-year old Wakamatsu with a 10-2 professional record and a remarkable nine wins coming via KO. The Pancrase veteran will look to make an immediate impact and add Kingad to that list of knockout victims.  In a must-watch prelminary bout, unbeaten Filipina atomweight star Jomary "The Zamboanganian Fighter" Torres will look to keep her record spotless as she meets hometown bet Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol.  Torres shocked the world in her ONE debut in 2017, blasting Thai star Rika Ishiga en route to a submission victory. Torres hasn't slowed down since, decisioning Nita Dea and then knocking out Team Lakay bet April Osenio in her most recent outing.  Eager to bounce back from her most recent setback, Jakarta's own Gaol will try to derail the Jomary Torres train in front of her home country.    COMPLETE ONE: CONQUEST OF HEROES   Main Event ONE Strawweight World Championship Yoshitaka Naito vs Joshua Pacio Mixed Martial Arts: 56.7kg   Stefer Rahardian vs Peng Xue Wen Mixed Martial Arts: 56.7kg   Sergio Wielzen vs Rodtang Jitmuangnon ONE Super Series Muay Thai: 61.2kg   Yuya Wakamatsu vs Danny Kingad Mixed Martial Arts: 61.2kg   Koyomi Matsushima vs Marat Gafurov Mixed Martial Arts: 70.3kg   Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev vs Timofey Nastyukhin Mixed Martial Arts: 77.1kg   Kairat Akhmetov vs Ma Hao Bin Mixed Martial Arts: 61.2kg   Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol vs Jomary Torres Mixed Martial Arts: 52.2kg   Fabrice Fairtex Delannon vs Yodpanomrung Jitmuangnon ONE Super Series Muay Thai: 65.8kg   Victorio Senduk vs Sunoto Mixed Martial Arts: 65.8kg   Adrian Mattheis vs Angelo Bimaodji Mixed Martial Arts: 56.7kg   Riski Umar vs Egi Rozten Mixed Martial Arts: 59.0kg (Catch Weight)       Catch ONE Championship: Conquest of Heroes on Saturday, September 22nd at 10:30 PM LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports6 hr. 14 min. ago Related News

WADA lifts Russia’s ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) lifted a ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition but also sparking claims of “treachery” and “dark shadows” cast over the fight against drugs in sport. “Today, the great majority of WADA’s Executive Committee decided to reinstate RUSADA as compliant with the […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: News8 hr. 40 min. ago Related News

Scarlet Snow pops up in the rainbow

An endless stream of cars unloaded Metro Manila's A-list women last Tuesday afternoon into evening at the Swatch building on Arnaiz Avenue, Makati, for the launch of the watch brand's Think Fun collection. It was paparazzi heaven. But then, the women guests, supposedly the subjects of the photographers, turned into paparazzi themselves. The reason: Scarlet Snow Belo Kho walked into the building to attend the launch, but really, just to play. And the women just wanted their selfies with the world's most popular baby on Instagram (2.5 million followers). Virgie Ramos, who built Swatch in the Philippines, isn't a retail visionary for nothing--- she had a come-on that Scarlet Snow...Keep on reading: Scarlet Snow pops up in the rainbow.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 9 hr. 27 min. ago Related News

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

MONTREAL: Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world’s oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations. Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Italy, along with the European Union, signed the Ocean Plastics Charter at a leaders’ summit in Canada’s Charlevoix region [...] The post Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News14 hr. 27 min. ago Related News

ONE Championship: New dad Danny Kingad balancing life as a fighter, a father, and a student

They say that when you become a father, everything changes. Such is the case for Team Lakay flyweight start Danny Kingad. Kingad and his girlfriend Jannine welcomed a bouncing baby boy into the world last August 14th, and safe to say, it’s given the 22-year old a new source of motivation. “Parang nadoble ‘yung sipag,” Kingad shared. “Everytime na nagte-train ako, nakikita ko siya, naeexcite ako.” The timing couldn’t be more perfect, as Kingad makes his return to action at ONE Championship: Conquest of Heroes on Saturday, September 22nd in Jakarta, Indonesia against Japanese newcomer Yuya Wakamatsu. The proud new father said that even though Jannine went into labor during his fight camp, never was it a distraction from preparing for the fight, rather it served as motivation. “Hindi distraction, kundi mas namomotivate ako.” Kingad expressed. “Mas excited na ako, excited na akong lumabas ‘yung baby. Dagdag sipag sakin eh.” Kingad explains that with the birth of his son Gleuordan Adrian, he’s gotten a new outlook on life and a renewed sense of responsibility. “Oo, nagbago na lahat. Wala na yung lakwatsa. dapat andun ka palagi para sa kanya, inaalagaan mo siya, tapos ayun, pagkatapos alagaan, training.” Now, Kingad faces the challenge of juggling the life of being a father, a fighter, and for the moment, a college student. Currently a third-year Education student at the University of the Cordilleras, Kingad says he’s managing to balance all three roles in his life. “Binabalance ko,” he proudly shared. "Meron naman si mother niya na nagbabantay sa kanya pag may training ako. Pag may time ako punta ako sa kanya tapos inaalagaan ko siya.”   Catch ONE Championship: Conquest of Heroes on Saturday, September 22nd at 10:30 PM LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!   .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports18 hr. 14 min. ago Related News

'NeverAgain: Artists, celebrities speak out on 46th Martial Law anniversary

MANILA, Philippines – Several celebrities and artists shared their thoughts on the Marcos dictatorship as the country marks 46 years since Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law. (SCHEDULE: 46th Martial Law anniversary protests, activities ) Singer Leah Navarro, musician Jim Paredes, and actress Agot Isidro – known for being vocal opponents of the Marcos regime – were ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News20 hr. 14 min. ago Related News

Over 80 athletes from around the world to compete at the Philippine Aerial Cup 2018

Rappler is a partner of the Philippine Aerial Cup 2018. This is a press release.  MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Aerial Cup 2018 will be an exciting and meaningful undertaking for the pole and aerial arts community to witness the creativity, artistry, and unity of aerial arts enthusiasts from all over the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News20 hr. 14 min. ago Related News

Too much ‘Star Wars’? Disney CEO says will slow down releases

  Disney plans to slow down the release schedule for its blockbuster "Star Wars" franchise, CEO Bob Iger has said, acknowledging that it was a mistake to shuttle a new film into theaters every year. Iger's comments to The Hollywood Reporter in an interview published Thursday come on the back of the disappointing box office take earlier this year of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" of $400 million worldwide. While that result would be stellar for most films, it's mediocre at best for a "Star Wars" film, leading many industry observers to speculate about franchise fatigue. "I made the timing decision, and as I look back, I think the mistake that I made--- I take the...Keep on reading: Too much ‘Star Wars’? Disney CEO says will slow down releases.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 21 hr. 53 min. ago Related News

World heavyweight champ Charr fails drugs test

: World heavyweight champion Manuel Charr has had to call off next week's title defence, and is set to be stripped of his WBA belt, after testing positive for steroids. The 33-year-old, who wa.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 21st, 2018Related News

GALLERY: Pacio, Naito face off ahead of ONE: Conquest of Heroes

JAKARTA--Joshua Pacio and Yoshitaka Naito faced off one last time before their world title fight on Saturday in ONE: Conquest of Heroes at Jakarta Convention Center here. Naito is looking to defend.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 21st, 2018Related News

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

By Agence-France Presse Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world’s oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations. Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Italy, along with the European Union, signed the Ocean Plastics Charter at a leaders’ summit in Canada’s Charlevoix […] The post Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: FinanceSep 21st, 2018Related News

OECD cuts forecasts for global growth

PARIS: Global expansion is likely to slow as tensions kickstarted by US President Donald Trump’s protectionist policies hit world trade, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Thursday. “Global GDP growth remained solid in the first half of 2018, at around (3.75) percent, but there are signs that the expansion may have [...] The post OECD cuts forecasts for global growth appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Sep 21st, 2018Related News

Unnatural cause of delays

With world crude oil prices rebounding to over $70 per barrel, the pressure remains pushing further up the inflation rate in the Philippines until the end of this year......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 21st, 2018Related News

Korean boy band BTS to address UN

UNITED NATIONS, USA — K-pop sensation BTS will address the United Nations on Monday, September 24, for the launch of a campaign by the UN children's agency UNICEF as world leaders prepare to open their annual General Assembly debate. BTS will be speaking at the launch of "Generation Unlimited," a new ........»»

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

FULL LIST: Miss World Philippines 2018 Swimsuit Competition finalists

MANILA, Philippines – The 40 candidates of Miss World Philippines 2018 competed in the pageant’s Beach Beauty Competition on September 20 in El Nido, Palawan. During the event, the ladies performed in an opening production number, and walked in two segments: the resort wear segment, where they wore clothes they styled ........»»

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

Russian athletes to return to competition as WADA lifts doping ban

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday lifted a ban on Russia's anti-doping agency, paving the way for Russian athletes to return to competition across all sports. "Today, the great majority of WADA's Executive Committee decided to reinstate RUSADA as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code subject to strict conditions," WADA president Craig Reedie said. Reedie said the decision "provides a clear timeline by which WADA must be given access to the former Moscow laboratory data and samples". He said that if the commitment was not met, WADA would reinstate the ban on the Russian anti-doping agency. The decision was taken at a meeting in WADA in Victoria, capital...Keep on reading: Russian athletes to return to competition as WADA lifts doping ban.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 20th, 2018Related News

Noel Gallagher announces book of behind-the-scenes stories

Noel Gallagher has announced he will be releasing a book titled "Any Road Will Get Us There (If We Don't Know Where We're Going)" that documents the biggest tour to date given by his band, Noel Gallagher's High-Flying Birds. At the focus will be the band's Stranded On the Earth world tour, a year-long trek that included dates in the United States, Canada, the United KIngdom, Ireland, Europe and Southeast Asia. Curated by Gallagher, the book will include hundreds of on- and off-stage pictures taken by Sharon Latham, former official photographer for Manchester City, along with words by journalist Hamish MacBain and candid interviews and anecdotes from the band and crew. "Any R...Keep on reading: Noel Gallagher announces book of behind-the-scenes stories.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 20th, 2018Related News

PH shorts, Boracay docu go to Busan

Apart from Andrew Stephen Lee's short film "Manila is Full of Men Named Boy," there are two more Filipino entries in the Wide Angle section of the 23rd Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, from Oct. 4 to 13.   Joji Villanueva Alonso's short film "Last Order" and Kevin Piamonte's documentary "Land from God" are also included in the Wide Angle section.   Producer-turned-filmmaker Alonso recalled that her 17-minute film had received two invitations to compete in festivals abroad---in Pyongyang, North Korea and Busan, South Korea.   "Since I could only have one world premiere and since the invitation from Pyongyang came first, I accepted it,"...Keep on reading: PH shorts, Boracay docu go to Busan.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 20th, 2018Related News

Chessers off today, seek better Olympiad finish

The Philippine men’s and women’s chess teams leave for Batumi, Georgia tonight, ready to do battle against the best of the best in the World Chess Olympiad which gets going Sunday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsSep 20th, 2018Related News