Training camp abroad up for grabs in Collegiate Grand Slam

A one-week training camp abroad will be up for grabs for the six teams competing in the inaugural Philippine Superliga Collegiate Grand Slam slate to open shop on November 3. PSL president doctor Ian Laurel formally announced the incentive waiting for the tournament winner.          “These teams are preparing for their big tournaments so we will give incentives for their training camp, most likely it will be in Thailand for seven to ten days and this will be awarded to the winner,” said Laurel on Thursday during the combined PSL All-Filipino and Collegiate Grand Slam press conference held at Club Filipino in San Juan.  “Magandang labanan ito pagdating dito sa incentive na ‘to,” he added. Vying for the title and a chance for an all-expense paid international camp are University of the Philippines, University of the East, University of Sto. Tomas, Far Eastern University and provincial teams Colegio San Agustin-Binan and De La Salle University-Dasmrinas. The Lady Maroons, who are fresh from winning the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference that ended their 36-year title drought, are considered as one of the teams to beat.     Tots Carlos will make her return after recovering from a stress fracture on her right shin but UP will miss the services of Isa Molde, who is taking a break after playing in the UAAP beach volleyball tournament last month. “My team is composed of half very young rookies and veteran members so this tournament will help my team get exposure,” said UP coach Godfrey Okumu. “I believe that my team will learn again how to deal with their losses and wins in every game. So to me it’s a process of growth to my team, especially the young players coming in.” The tournament will be played in a single-round robin elimination round. The top two teams will faceoff in a winner-take-all match for the title while the No. 3 and No. 4 squads will dispute the bronze medal.   ---          Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsOct 18th, 2018Related News

Rajo Laurel asks Maymay Entrata to walk in his show

MANILA, Philippines – You know you've hit a certain level of stardom when a top fashion designer says it is his dream for you to walk in his show – which is exactly the case for young star Maymay Entrata, who is being sought out by fashion designer Rajo Laurel ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsOct 13th, 2018Related News

Rajo Laurel’s collection: Why the audience should get his story

  When Rajo Laurel presents his 110-piece collection in the Red Charity Gala Ball on Oct. 27, the audience, unfortunately, may not readily see the big story.   The story in this always much-awaited annual spectacle ---the show is as much off the ramp as on it, because the guests simply "out-ball gown" each other---lies beneath the drama that is a fashion show. Since the show usually starts past 11 p.m., after the auction, you hope the audience will keep their eyes wide open for the craft and design of the collection.   (The Red Charity Gala producers Tessa Prieto-Valdes and Kaye Tiga remain unsurpassed in staging record-breaking benefit auctions.) &nb...Keep on reading: Rajo Laurel’s collection: Why the audience should get his story.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Oct 12th, 2018Related News

‘Guadalupe’ a rich visual production

Guadalupe: The Musical," an original production by Julie Borromeo's Performing Arts Foundation Inc. (until Oct. 14, Meralco Theater, Pasig City), recounts the miraculous events witnessed by the people of Mexico in 1531. After an apparition of the Virgin Mary before Juan Diego (Cocoy Laurel), the faith of his town is challenged, caught in an uneasy flux between the people's newfound religion and the cruelty of the Spanish authorities. This clash of cultures becomes "Guadalupe's" biggest strength, serving as a generous source of colorful visuals and intricate music. Unfortunately, the musical doesn't build a strong story from its multitude of themes. It has content that gather...Keep on reading: ‘Guadalupe’ a rich visual production.....»»

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

Batangas town mayor gets 10 years for graft

The mayor of Laurel, Batangas has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison over the ouster of the president of the town’s Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) in 2012......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsSep 27th, 2018Related News

Batangas mayor gets 6-10 years for graft

The Sandiganbayan has found Mayor Randy James Amo of Laurel, Batangas, guilty of graft for withholding the salary and benefits of the town’s league of barangay president due to his non-affiliation with his political party. Source link link: Batangas mayor gets 6-10 years for graft.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 26th, 2018Related News

Caring for clothes according to Rajo Laurel

DESIGNER and Electrolux UltimateCare Ambassador Rajo Laurel gave tips to BusinessWorld last week on how to care for your clothes. With the thousands of garments that have passed through his hands, he knows what he is talking about. The post Caring for clothes according to Rajo Laurel appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Source: Bworldonline BworldonlineCategory: NewsSep 2nd, 2018Related News


DAVAO CITY: Bystanders beat up a man after he groped a woman along J.P. Laurel Avenue this city on Saturday morning. The suspect, identified only as alias “Ian,” was brought to the hospital for severe injuries from mauling. Responding policemen found the suspect lying on the ground with his head and body heavily bloodied. The… link: MAN MAULED FOR GROPING WOMAN.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Sep 2nd, 2018Related News

Balloon of mayor Khan in bikini flies over London

LONDON, United Kingdom – Critics of London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday, September 1, launched a big balloon caricaturing him in a yellow bikini "in retaliation" for the "Baby Trump" blimp he let fly over Westminster in July. The stunt was staged by Yanny Bruere, who describes himself as a free ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 1st, 2018Related News

[OPINION] Political independence

Our so-called political parties form and recede quickly like mushrooms in the political field. We had the KBL for Marcos, LP for Ninoy Aquino, UNIDO for Laurel, Lakas-NUCD for Ramos, LABAN for Mitra, KAMPI for Arroyo, PMP for Erap, NPC for Cojuangco, Nacionalista for Laurel and ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 25th, 2018Related News

Maria introduces early childhood education and adult literacy course to UNESCO

In 1946 when UNESCO was founded as part of the United Nations system dedicated to non-political concerns of mankind as Education, Science (Social and Human Science, Natural Science, Communication and Culture) Dr. Maria Montessori became a member of the Italian delegation. On the 40th anniversary of UNESCO in Paris, 40 years later in 1986, Minister of Foreign Affairs Salvador “Doy” Laurel appointed me to represent the Philippine National Commission in UNESCO in Paris headquarters......»»

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

LOOK: Nikki Valdez, Luis Garcia get married in Hong Kong

MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN actress Nikki Valdez married boyfriend Luis Garcia in a ceremony in Hong Kong on Saturday, August 18. The actress wore a gown by designer Rajo Laurel and carried a floral arrangement by Gideon Hermosa. Nice Print Photography, which was the official photographer of the wedding, posted ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 19th, 2018Related News

Fish vendor gunned down in Batangas

CAMP Gen. Miguel Malvar, Batangas -- A fish vendor was shot dead by two unidentified assailants while riding a motorcycle with his wife along Bgy. Niyugan Road, Laurel town, provincial police PIO chief Senior Insp. Hazel P. Luma-ang said on Thursday. Batangas police director Senior Supt. Edwin Aguilan Quilates identified….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 18th, 2018Related News
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Lorenzo M. Tañada: Filipino hero and nationalist

There was a time when the Philippine Senate was a pantheon of intellectual and political giants – Manuel L. Quezon, Jose P. Laurel, Claro M. Recto, Jose W. Diokno, Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino and definitely, Lorenzo M. Tañada......»»

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

PH for world free of nuclear weapons

THE Philippine Embassy in Tokyo reaffirmed the Philippine Government’s commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons. This reaffirmation was made by Philippine Ambassador to Tokyo Jose C. Laurel V when, accompanied by Minister and Consul General Robespierre Bolivar and Mme. Maria Aurora Bolivar, he attended the 73rd Nagasaki Peace….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 11th, 2018Related News

Cayco elected as LVPI president

Arellano University’s Peter Cayco was elected as the new president of the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. Thursday. Cayco, who received unanimous vote for the position, succeeded Joey Romasanta as head of the country’s volleyball association during the election held at the LVPI office in Arellano University-Taft. “We are very fortunate that a very able president is now leading LVPI,” said Romasanta, who was in office for three years. “The first order of the day, as much as we wanted to increase the number of membership before, we opted to have our election first pagkatapos in the first regular board meeting then we ascertain the membership qualifying rules and saka kung ano yung rights and privileges ng mga sasali,” added Romasanta. LVPI, which replaced the Philippine Volleyball Federation in 2015, named Romasanta as the vice president, a position previously held by Cayco. In the past three years, LVPI formed the men’s and women’s national team that saw action in two Southeast Asian Games with the 2015 Singapore edition marking as the country’s return in the biennial meet after a decade. LVPI also fielded a women’s team in the Asian U-23 (2015) and the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship which the country hosted last year. And after 36 years the Philippines will again see action in the Asian Games under LVPI. Cayco said that he will continue what the LVPI started but also emphasized the association’s focus on its grassroots program with the LVPI-Shakey’s Inter-secondary tournament – a countrywide competition for high school boys and girls teams.   “We’ll buckle down to business continuing lang the program set by Mr. Romasanta. Kung ano ang ginagawa niya itutuloy lang natin,” he said. Philippine Superliga’s Ariel Paredes won as Secretary General, replacing Ricky Palou of the defunct Shakey’s V-League, in the election witnessed by Philippine Olympic Committee observer Robert Bachmann.        Colonel Jeff Tamayo got the position as treasurer while General Benjamin Espiritu was named chairman of the board.   Sitting as board members were Rod Roque, Dr. Ian Laurel and Atty. Mon Malinao.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 2nd, 2018Related News

WATCH: Designer Rajo Laurel gives tips for SONA red carpet

For Rajo, comfort should be considered first before aesthetics......»»

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

Sikyu, aide chided by church-goers over wrong parking system

A SECURITY guard and a parking attendant assigned at the National Shrine of Saint Jude Thaddeus on J.P. Laurel Street, San Miguel, Manila was chided by church-goers for condoning erring motorists and implementing a wrong parking system to the detriment of those who follow regulations. According to at least five….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJun 28th, 2018Related News

A carnival for Charles & Charlotte

Charles and Charlotte Cruz, the adorable twins of Aficionado Perfumes and Personal Care president and CEO Joel Cruz, recently celebrated their first birthday at the Lord of Scents’ sprawling mansion at Canyon Woods in Laurel, Batangas......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 28th, 2018Related News