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‘Trips to Jerusalem’

Nitong nakaraan lang na September Twenty,.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarOct 17th, 2020

Some sea trips from Cebu cancelled due to Quinta

CEBU CITY, Philippines — To prevent tragedies on the sea, the Philippine Coast Guard in Cebu (PCG-Cebu) has ordered the suspension of all sea trips bound to and plying on areas directly affected by Severe Tropical Storm Quinta. RELATED STORY: Tropical Storm Quinta intensifies as it nears Bicol region In a notice issued on Sunday, October […] The post Some sea trips from Cebu cancelled due to Quinta appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2020

Pinoys can soon take non-essential trips abroad

Pinoys can soon take non-essential trips abroad.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

Restrictions eased on foreign, local travel

With the country now recording slower transmission of COVID-19, the government is allowing non-essential foreign trips beginning Oct. 21, subject to health protocols and certain restrictions set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

Pinoys can now take non-essential trips abroad

Pinoys can now take non-essential trips abroad.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

No Good Samaritan for River and Ina

In his new encyclical Fratelli Tutti, Pope Francis recalls the parable of the Good Samaritan: A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Provincial buses resume Metro Manila trips

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board said that the return of long-haul provincial bus operations coming to and from Metro Manila is still not guaranteed as most provinces remain hesitant to open their borders amid the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 30th, 2020

Kapuso stars’ fondest memories during GMA Pinoy TV trips abroad

While everyone is encouraged to express care for each other by being at least six feet apart for now, distance is a challenge that GMA Pinoy TV and Kapuso artists have been gladly facing in order to bring joy and love to the Kapuso abroad......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 17th, 2020

Kapuso stars’ fondest memories during GMA Pinoy TV trips A cappella abroad

While everyone is encouraged to express care for each other by being at least six feet apart for now, distance is a challenge that GMA Pinoy TV and Kapuso artists have been gladly facing in order to bring joy and love to the Kapuso abroad......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 17th, 2020

Bus trips to MM resuming soon

Bus trips between the provinces and Metro Manila may resume within the month, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board said Wednesday, amid calls to expand public transportation......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 17th, 2020

Service contracting scheme for public transportation gets IATF green light

“Due to the limitations imposed on our public transportation, operators and drivers may not be able to sustain their operations. This may lead to inconsistent travel trips causing commuters to compete for rides, while drivers and operators disregard passenger capacity in exchange for more revenue,” said Pastor......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 14th, 2020

Israel to reimpose nat& rsquo;l virus lockdown

Jerusalem---Israel said it will reimpose a national lockdown to battle a coronavirus surge, as the number of daily infections around the world reached a record high......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 14th, 2020

Relearning the simple life

  So much of our new normal is about rooting ourselves at home, adjusting to more domestic lifestyles and interests. The rise of plantitas and plantitos is just one ubiquitous proof. When outside trips are restricted, homey hobbies like gardening, cooking, baking, and crafting are the new cool. Of course, millennials and Gen Z have […] The post Relearning the simple life appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2020

Palace: People camping outside LNMB should go home, wait for trips to provinces

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque reminded the stranded persons to avoid crowding to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2020

OSG must explain P1 million travel cash advances

The Commission on Audit has called out the Office of the Solicitor General for granting P1.169 million worth of cash advances for local and foreign trips of OSG lawyers last year despite the lack of supporting documents......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 31st, 2020

Aljun Melecio s never-ending quest to prove he belongs

Aljun Melecio has these hardware sitting pretty on his trophy case: UAAP 78 Jrs. MVP, UAAP 79 Rookie of the Year, UAAP 79 champion. Now heading into his fifth and final year in De La Salle University, he remains recognized as one of the best point guards in all of college. Well, recognized by just about everybody except himself. Asked if he feels worthy to stand alongside the likes of NCAA 95 Finals MVP Fran Yu or UAAP 82 Rookie of the Year Mark Nonoy, he answered, modest as always, "Nope. I don't. Wala pa akong napapatunayan." Yes, the 5-foot-8 super scorer who was then head coach Aldin Ayo's "most-wanted recruit" feels he is yet to prove himself. Yes, the primetime playmaker who was once comforted by Tab Baldwin after the Green Archers had lost the championship despite his 16 points in Game 3 of the Finals feels he is yet to prove himself. That in itself is not necessarily surprising, though. And that's because all throughout his young career, Melecio has felt, again and again, that he has to prove himself. He had to prove himself even to La Salle, his home of nine years now. "Actually, 'di naman ako ni-recruit ng Zobel dati," he shared. "To be honest, my mindset at that time ay mag-Team B lang sa Zobel para pag may games, mas magagamit ako. Kaysa naman mag-Team A ako and nakaupo lang sa bench." BREAK IN Aljun Melecio, now a graduating guard, is La Salle's most recent homegrown product. Of the Green Archers' probable UAAP 83 roster, the now-22-year-old is the lone player to have come from the Taft-based school's Jrs. programs - and mind you, they have two in La Salle Zobel and La Salle Green Hills. In DLSZ, Melecio was a scoring dynamo who once dropped 42 points on archrival Ateneo de Manila High School. Did you know, though, that he wasn't even supposed to wear the green and white? "I was supposed to transfer sa UST nung high school," he recalled. "Pero napag-usapan naming family na since si kuya, nasa Zobel na nung time na yun, mas okay sigurong Zobel na lang din ako para magkasama kami." Aljun was referring to older brother Aleck who was also his teammate for three years with the Jr. Archers. If not for Aleck, however, Aljun would have suited up for University of Sto. Tomas High School where good friend Renzo Subido had already committed to play for college. After all, it was Subido, and dad Henry, who had convinced the Melecios to move to Manila from Bukidnon. "The reason talaga why we took the risk to come here was because of Coach Henry," Aljun shared, looking back at the time when all of them were repping Lourdes School of Mandaluyong. "They invited us to play basketball in Manila kaya malaki ang utang na loob namin sa Subido family." While Coach Henry and Renzo have been always there to lend a helping hand, that did not necessarily make the transition any easier - especially for a 10-year-old kid who was born and bred in Valencia City. "Grabe yung sacrifice na ginawa namin just for me to have more opportunities in life. That was a big adjustment not just for me, but also for my parents," Melecio said. He then continued, "Dumating yung time na ayoko nang bumalik sa Manila kasi na-homesick ako. Looking back now, normal lang naman siguro yun, lalong-lalo na bata pa ako." BREAKTHROUGH Make no mistake about it, looking back now, Aljun Melecio has no regrets. As he put it, "It was all worth it." Of course, he also had lady luck smile on him somewhat as, yet again following the footsteps of Subido, he transferred from Lourdes to DLSZ. And there, he found yet another mentor willing to believe in him. "Sina Coach Boris [Aldeguer], pagdating ko sa Zobel, they invited me to join yung practice ng Team A. Nagulat ako na kaya ko naman pala so doon na nag-start yung confidence ko," he said. Indeed, Melecio did not let Coach Boris down as in his first year, he proved to be a building block in their rebuild. While the boys from Alabang eventually ended outside the playoff picture, he had made more than enough noise to get the attention of the Philippine national youth team. There, DLSZ's top gun got his first taste of wearing the flag as part of the Batang Gilas training pool. "Masayang-masaya ako nun na makasama sa practice team dahil dream ko talaga maging part nun," he narrated. "May jersey lang and makasali lang ako sa practice, masayang-masaya ako." There, Melecio showcased his skills alongside other promising prospects such as Nieto twins Mike and Matt as well as Jolo Mendoza of Ateneo, Renzo Navarro of San Sebastian College-Recoletos, and Jollo Go of Hope Christian High School. And there, yet again, he knew full well he had to prove himself. During training itself, the new kid on the block believed he was doing so. At the same time, however, he had to come face-to-face with another beast altogether - how to get to practice in the first place. As it turned out, the then-13-year-old had to commute from south to north each and every time he participated in Batang Gilas training. How did his trips go? "From Alabang, mag-tricycle ako to [Alabang] Town [Center] then jeep going to Starmall [Alabang]. After nun, bus to Magallanes, MRT, then LRT, tapos jeep ulit," he shared. He then continued, "So papunta pa lang to Moro, pagod na ako. Then after practice, mag-commute na naman pauwi." Fortunately for him, there were also kind hearts like the Nieto twins who took him to the LRT station in Katipunan or Evan Nelle whom he rode with going back south. Still, around 33km and about an hour separated DLSZ in the south and Ateneo's Moro Lorenzo Sports Center in the north - indeed, that was some sort of workout already. BREAKDOWN In the long run, that was, unfortunately, much too much for young Aljun Melecio. While wearing the flag would have meant much, he also felt circumstances, such as that hell of a commute that cost him PHP 200 for a one-way trip, held him back from giving his all. Instead, Melecio felt he could do much more if he just rechanneled his energy to DLSZ. "After ilang weeks na ginagawa ko yung routine na yun, I started asking myself kung paano maayos yung priorities ko. Pinakiramdaman ko kung saan ako mag-iimprove so I talked to Coach Boris," he said. He the continued, "And I decided na mag-all in sa Zobel." All in for the Jr. Archers, he did, and boy, did it prove to be the right call. He was just getting started in UAAP 76, slowly but surely getting a grasp of both his capabilities and confidence as he helped the green and white barge back into the Final Four. Then in Season 77, it all clicked as he shot the green and white to the second rung of the stepladder all while putting up per game counts of 16.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists, and 2.3 steals. Without a doubt, he willed his way into the Mythical Team that included the Nieto twins, his batchmates in Batang Gilas. The following year, with averages of 22.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.3 steals, he carried DLSZ all the way to the Finals where they stole one game from eventual champion Nazareth School of National University. And oh, he was the unanimous MVP of Season 78, besting the likes of future Gilas Pilipinas pool members Justine Baltazar and Gomez de Liano brothers Javi and Juan. Even then, though, he wouldn't call himself the best of the best. "I didn't think na I belonged kasi never kong gustong isipin na ganun ako," he said. He then continued, "Ang alam ko lang, I worked extra hard, I had extra motivation to play. Thankfully, coach Boris supported my decision and dahil dun, na-boost yung confidence ko." BREAK FREE From there, Aljun Melecio did nothing but go onto greater and greater heights in La Salle's Srs. squad. Never tell him he has accomplished anything, though, as he would be the first to tell you that you're wrong. Up until now, he feels that he is yet to prove himself. He hopes to prove that he has what it takes to be behind the wheel for the Green Archers' new era. He hopes to prove that he could bounce back following the worst statistical season for him. And he hopes to prove that he has every right to be mentioned in the same breath as his one-time teammates in the Batang Gilas pool and his batchmates who are now part of the Gilas Pilipinas pool. "Lahat naman, ginagawa kong motivation," he said. "May it be positive or negative, we all have our timing so I'm just being patient para sa kung anuman ang ibibigay na chance sa akin." If and when that next shot at wearing the flag comes along, Melecio only vows to do what he has never stopped doing. Asked about getting a golden opportunity at the Gilas pool, he answered, "That's still a dream for me. I know I still have a lot to prove." He then continued, "But I will give my all if given the chance to represent. I always do." If and when that time comes, there would be no more 33km distance, one-hour travel time, or PHP 200 cost. Still, Aljun Melecio would work just as hard - if not more - as he did when he once had to commute south to north just to get to practice. Don't forget, proving himself is already second nature to him. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

Highway Patrol Group reminds motorists to drive safely

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Highway Patrol Group in Central Visayas (HPG-7) is reminding motorists to always practice defensive driving for safer trips on the road. This after a series of recent vehicular accidents in Cebu while under still quarantine due to COVID-19 claimed lives of motorists recently. On Saturday, August 22, 2020, 62-year-old Leonardo Inso […] The post Highway Patrol Group reminds motorists to drive safely appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2020

Israel bombs Gaza after warning Hamas it risks war

Jerusalem---Israeli warplanes bombed the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip overnight after Palestinians fired a rocket into southern Israel, the army said......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 19th, 2020

PRO-7 chief to public: Help ease traffic, plan your trips

CEBU CITY,  Philippines — As regional policemen meet to find ways to help address traffic in Cebu City, the public is encouraged to plan their own trips to help and go out only if necessary to help ease traffic in the city. Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, Police Regional Office in Central Visayas director, […] The post PRO-7 chief to public: Help ease traffic, plan your trips appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Bus trips in Davao City increasing

DAVAO CITY July 29, 2020 (PIA) The bus schedule in Davao City has increased according to Atty. Armand Dioso, director of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.He told the.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

Asia Album: People take shelter at stadium in Manila, the Philippines

People take shelter at a stadium as they wait for free trips back to their hometowns in Manila, the Philippines on July 28, 2020. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)MANILA, July 29 (Xinhua) -- People.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 29th, 2020