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& lsquo;Pepito Manaloto& rsquo; shares untold stories in new chapter

Pepito Manaloto: Ang Unang Kwento, the prequel to the award-winning Filipino sitcom, premiered on July 17 featuring a fresh set of stars adding color to the already well-loved story of Pepito, Elsa, their family, and friends......»»

Category: entertainmentSource: thestandard thestandardJul 22nd, 2021

ABS-CBN News enhances app allowing & lsquo;readers& rsquo; listen to news stories

Staying updated on news stories that matter is now a lot easier for Filipinos as they can now listen to the articles being read and search for stories using their voice while using the ABS-CBN News App......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

Stories about all forms of love take spotlight in & lsquo;MMK& rsquo;

Love in all its forms will give viewers a message of hope as MMK presents new episodes starring Iza Calzado, Heaven Peralejo, and Zaijian Jaranilla this July.  .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 7th, 2021

Pepito Manaloto

In what can be viewed as Pepito Manaloto’s biggest success, since the earliest days of the family sitcom, it has been winning the hearts of its viewers, striking the right chord with its audience by giving them a dose of comedy and some right amount of life lessons, too. .....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 27th, 2021

PM Suga says Japan shares PH & lsquo;grave concerns& rsquo; on WPS issues

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga expressed Japan’s opposition to China’s “continued and strengthened unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East China Sea and the South China Sea” as the country aligned with the Philippines on the issues in the West Philippine Sea......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 20th, 2021

Internet celebrity Benedict Cua shares & lsquo;Something Beautiful& rsquo;

Actor and Youtube vlogger Benedict Cua admitted that he wasn’t that confident when it comes to his singing, but he’s determined to hone this talent with the guidance of the people who believed that he’s got something beautiful to share with his fans......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

& lsquo;Beauty and Biz& rsquo;

E-book Beauty and Biz written by TV host Joby Linsangan Moreno aims to inspire everyone with success stories of well-known personalities and celebrity entrepreneurs who ventured into the business of beauty and wellness......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2021

Kang Daniel returns with final chapter of & lsquo;Color Series& rsquo;

K-Pop superstar  Kang Daniel  returned with his new album Yellow on April 13. The record marked the third and final chapter of his  COLOR  series, which began in February last year......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021

Ruru Madrid, Shaira Diaz team up in & lsquo;I can See You& rsquo; season 2 opening salvo

Following the highly successful airing of the first season last year, GMA Network grants the clamor of viewers and netizens as the one-of-a-kind drama series I Can See You returns for a second season with new and exciting stories to watch out for......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2021

& lsquo;Stories of Hope& rsquo; on GMA Power Block

Each one of us has a story of hope to tell......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 14th, 2021

SEC, PSE probe Abra Mining for trading of & lsquo;unlisted& rsquo; shares

Regulators launched an investigation on Abra Mining and Industrial Corp. for alleged trading of unissued and unlisted shares......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 7th, 2021

(G)I-DLE& nbsp;shares new remix of massive single& nbsp;& lsquo;HWAA& rsquo;

K-Pop sensation (G)I-DLE shares a new remix of its single “HWAA” from hit-making DJ duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike marking the rising act’s first border-crossing collaboration with an international artist. .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2021

Markki Stroem shares self-care tips, trusts & lsquo;HeHeals& rsquo;

Almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no better time than this to put a premium on one’s health and well-being......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2021

& lsquo;KMJS& rsquo;& nbsp;dominates social media, TV ratings

With stories that continue to inspire during a most challenging year, the Filipinos’ Sunday viewing habit, Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (KMJS), is also the number 1 TV program based on Nielsen Phils.’ NUTAM Ratings for 2020......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2021

Gabbi shares passion with Khalil & lsquo;In Real Life& rsquo;

Real-life life couple Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos are taking the viewers for the ride tonight on GMA Public Affairs’ newest offering, a youth-oriented reality program that aims to capture the millennial and Gen Z markets......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

KZ and TJ Monterde share marriage vow in new song & lsquo;Simula& rsquo;

After surprising fans with their wedding revelations with the song “Can’t Wait To Say I Do”, singer-songwriter TJ Monterde and Asia’s Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan celebrate the new chapter of their lives as a married couple with the release of their new song “Simula.”.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

Justin Bieber connects with fans in intimate & lsquo;New Chapter& rsquo;

YouTube Originals unveils Justine Bieber: Next Chapter, a brand-new special documentary event following the hit 10-episode original documentary series, Justin Bieber: Seasons, which chronicled the making of Justin Bieber’s latest album, Changes......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

New dawn rises for TV& rsquo;s new & lsquo;barkada& rsquo;

A new TV barkada aims to inspire viewers and offer life lessons with their intertwined stories in ABS-CBN’s new series, Bagong Umaga airing today on A2Z channel 11, Kapamilya Channel, and Kapamilya Online Live......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 25th, 2020

& lsquo;Magpakailanman& rsquo; presents all-new episodes this month

This October, GMA Network’s award-winning drama anthology Magpakailanman presents five brand new episodes featuring inspiring stories of bravery, hope, and love for all viewers......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

& lsquo;Attorney, help me file a case& rsquo;

The aggrieved parties who approach lawyers for guidance and advice tell their stories on how their rights were violated and why they want to seek redress in the court. Sometimes they also want to prevent or stop a wrong from being committed by filing an action to enjoin, for example, to prevent a high-rise building from being constructed in front of their communities or villages......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

SEA GAMES: The silver that glittered like gold

When the editorial staff of ABS-CBN Sports was tasked to come up with our most memorable coverage, it didn’t take long for this writer to respond. The Philippine men’s volleyball team’s Southeast Asian Games semifinal match was the first thing that came to mind. Pesonally, that game against the highly-fancied Thailand squad topped all the countless volleyball matches that I’ve covered in my career. I’m at a loss for words on how to describe the emotions I felt that chilly night of December 8, 2019. Around 6,700 fans filled the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City not knowing that what they were about to witness was something historic. A magical night that would take away the frustrations they felt the day before when the more popular women’s team finished the preliminary round winless. For us sportswriters covering that assignment, we knew the Filipinos were up for a tough ride. Thailand ruled the last four editions of the event. On the other hand, the Philippines’ last significant outing in the biennial meet was a bronze medal finish back in 1991 – or when the current national team’s oldest member, setter Jessie Lopez was just five-years old.      Did we doubt our own team? Let’s just say we prayed to the high heavens to give us something positive to write about. But don’t get us wrong. Those who followed the formation and preparation of the squad knew it would yield results come the SEA Games. After all, in all three batches of the Nationals that participated in the regional sports meet since 2015, this particular team had the longest time to prepare – around eight months to be exact. The team’s composition itself looked really promising. For the first time, two of country’s best hitters in Marck Espejo and Bryan Bagunas, who both have experience playing in the Japan V. League,  donned the tricolors together. Espejo returned after skipping the 2017 edition so did his teammates in the 2015 squad Rex Intal and setter Ish Polvorosa. Bagunas was on his second tour of duty along with team captain John Vic De Guzman, Mark Alfafara, RanRan Abdilla and libero Jack Kalingking. Head coach Dante Alinsunurin, who was appointed to handle the team after Oliver Almadro and Sammy Acaylar in 2015 and 2017, respectively, tapped an old hand in Lopez and injected young bloods in playmaker Owa Retamar, Jau Umandal, Kim Malabunga, Ricky Marcos and Francis Saura. As part of their buildup the Nationals joined the Thailand Open Sealect Tuna Championship July last year.          The Filipinos achieved a great feat when they won bronze. Fans were able to witness the Nationals’ campaign via YouTube streaming while we volleyball writers, got to file our full stories through the help of De Guzman and Bagunas (God bless their beautiful hearts) who supplied us with game stats and granted postgame interviews. It’s just a shame I never got to cover the team’s training in Japan when the Nationals’ preparation went on full throttle. (Note: A little confusion in the training camp coverage assignments had me flying to Japan with the women’s squad and Lance Agcaoili of Spin.ph joining the men’s team. But it was a great experience, nonetheless, and I’m grateful for Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc. for the opportunity.)     I was as confused as the other sportswriters present during the draw for the group stage a couple of months before the SEA Games when Alinsunurin chose to join the four-team bracket with Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia. Those three teams are considered contenders every SEA Games edition. And earning a semifinal spot would be harder compared to the other group composed of Thailand, Myanmar and Singapore. Fortunately, the gamble was worth it. Espejo and Bagunas were superb offensively, Malabunga and Retamar made their presence felt and the Nationals’ blocking shocked Cambodia and Vietnam as the Filipinos swept them both to secure a semis seat.   Then came the steamrolling Indonesians. Honestly, I thought the Nationals would sweep their way to the group’s top seeding. That way the PHI’s would've avoided a semis clash with Thailand. Forced to take on the defending champions, the Filipinos found themselves down in the first set. They got back in the second frame before yielding the third. And when the Thais came to match point, 24-21, in the fourth we all thought it was over. Fans were slowly emptying the bleachers not wanting to see the impending defeat. I was already waiting for the final score. Ready break the result. Then a miracle happened. The Nationals nibbled on the Thais' lead to force a deuce. After another deadlock, the Filipinos stole the set. The fifth frame was classic story of ‘who wants it more will win.’ An extended set made it even more dramatic. I vividly remember that sequence when Bagunas hammered the game-clinching kill off a lob from Lopez. After that all that I can recall was me pumping my fist up in the air and slapping the hardest high-fives I ever did with those inside the press room while howling like a madman.    The national team assured itself of a silver after 42 years. A silver after four freaking decades. They did it. Of course, the Indonesians bullied their way to winning the gold medal in a sweep of the inexperienced Filipinos. But who cares, the host team exceeded its podium expectations. That silver that glittered like gold made that coverage truly memorable. But it never crossed my mind that it would be the last important volleyball event that I will get to report. (Note: It would’ve been the UAAP if not for the health crisis that put all sporting events to a halt. Sad.) And that’s why I ended up writing these last few paragraphs. A farewell from this section. From my first article for this website back on December 1, 2014 – a post-mortem of Petron’s breakthrough title in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix – to my last published story, these were all written with only one thing in mind: in the service of the Filipino sports fan worldwide. Our run may have not been perfect, of course, we had our flaws. We had our fair share of criticisms from fans, athletes, sports personalities and sometimes even from our partner leagues and properties. We accepted our shortcomings. We tried to be better. But we are proud of what we did. We take pride with how we delivered sports stories through various digital executions that showcased sports beyond the confines of competition. On midnight of September 1 while most of you lay sound asleep, deep in slumber, hopefully, having a good dream and hours away from waking up looking forward to a better day, this website will be snapped out of existence.  More than half a decade of sharing stories to the Filipino sports fan will be seeing its last presence online on Monday – a holiday to celebrate the nation’s heroes. This website will then hear its final buzzer, its final whistle. Thousands of articles – written with passion, dedication and love – will be taken down as this website goes offline together with majority of ABS-CBN Sports’ social media accounts. But soon, hopefully, it will once again see the light of day.    We do hope that you will remember us, for we will remember all of you who made us your Kapamilya.   -- 30 --   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles Mark Escarlote has served as a sub-section editor for ABS-CBN Sports' website since 2014. He is among thousands of ABS-CBN employees who will be retrenched on August 31, 2020.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020