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A performer and achiever

During the 2019 elections, one of the candidates for the Senate was a close aide of President Duterte, Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardSep 30th, 2020

Pinoy chessers haul medals in Asian Nations online tiff

The 22-year-old Bersamina has been the best performer of all the Filipinos as he scored seven points on six wins and two draws and a loss out of nine games in snaring the gold on board three......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News20 hr. 51 min. ago

The 51st GMMSF-BOEA: List of winners for movies and TV categories

The 51st Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Box-Office Entertainment Awards announced on Sunday, Oct. 18, the winners for this year’s annual show simulcast on YouTube and TV 5. The prestigious award-giving body honors Filipino actors, actresses and commercial success. Here are the winners: FILM Phenomenal Box Office Star – Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards (Hello, Love, Goodbye)Box Office King – Aga Muhlach (Miracle in Cell No. 7)Box Office Queen – Xia Vigor (Miracle in Cell No. 7)Film Actor of the Year – Alden Richards, Aga Muhlach (Hello, Love, Goodbye)Film Actress of the Year – Kathryn Bernardo (Hello, Love, Goodbye)Prince of Philippine Movies and Television – Enrique Gil (Alone / Together)Princess of Philippine Movies and Television – Liza Soberano (Alone / Together)Movie Supporting Actor of the Year – Joel Torre (Miracle in Cell No. 7)Movie Supporting Actress of the Year – Bella Padilla (Miracle in Cell No. 7)Most Popular Loveteam of Movies – Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano (Alone / Together)Most Promising Actor – JC Santos (Open Film, 2019)Most Promising Actress – Kim Molina (Jowable)Most Popular Film Producers – Olivia Lamasan and Carlo Katigbak (Star Cinema (ABS-CBN Film Productions, Inc.)Most Popular Film Screenwriter – Carmi Raymundo /Rona Go/Cathy Garcia-Molina (Hello, Love, Goodbye)Most Popular Film Director – Cathy Garcia-Molina (Hello, Love, Goodbye)Comedy Actor of the Year – Paolo Ballesteros (The Panti Sisters)Best Acting Ensemble in a Movie – Miracle in Cell No. 7 (VIVA Films) TELEVISION TV Actor of the Year for Primetime – Coco Martin (Ang Probinsyano)TV Actor of the Year for Daytime – JM De Guzman (Pamilya Ko)TV Actress of the Year for Primetime – Angel Locsin (The General’s Daughter)TV Actress of the Year for Daytime TV – Dimples Romana (Kadenang Ginto)Prince of Philippine Television – Joshua Garcia (The Killer Bride)Princess of Philippine Television – Janella Salvadaor (The Killer Bride)TV Supporting Actor of the Year – Tirso Cruz III (The General’s Daughter)TV Supporting Actress of the Year – Yassi Pressman (Ang Probinsyano)Most Popular Male Child Performer – Kenken Nuyad (Parasite Island)Most Popular Female Child Performer – Sophia Reola (Nang Ngumiti ang Langit)Most Popular Loveteam for Television – Miguel Tanfelix and Bianca Umali (Sahaya)Most Promising Loveteam for Television – Andrea Brillantes & Seth Fedelin (Kadenang Ginto)Most Promising Male Star for Television – Kyle Echarri (Kadenang Ginto)Most Promising Female Star for Television – Francine Diaz (Kadenang Ginto)Most Popular TV Program for News & Public Affairs – 24 ORAS (GMA Network)Most Popular TV Program for Primetime Drama – Ang Probinsyano (ABS-CBN)Most Popular TV Program for Daytime Drama – Kadenang Ginto (ABS-CBN)Most Popular TV Program for Talent Search, Reality, Talk and Game Show – Magandang Buhay (ABS-CBN)Most Popular TV Program for Musical-Variety – ASAP Natin ‘To (ABS-CBN)Male TV Host of the Year – Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Paolo Ballesteros (Eat Bulaga!)Female TV Host of the Year – Toni Gonzaga (Pinoy Big Brother Otso, The Voice Kids)Best Ensemble Performance – The General’s Daughter (ABS-CBN).....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 19th, 2020

Rachelle Ann pinakasalan ang lalaking hiniling kay Lord: Sakto talaga, pati itsura!

IPINAGDASAL at talagang hiniling ng singer-actress na si Rachelle Ann Go kay Lord ang asawang si Martin Spies. Hindi pa man ibinibigay ng Diyos ang kanyang wish ay nai-imagine na ng Kapuso star at international theatre performer ang itsura at personality ng kanyang “Mr. Right.” Nagsimula ang love story ng mag-asawa noonf 2017, at pareho […] The post Rachelle Ann pinakasalan ang lalaking hiniling kay Lord: Sakto talaga, pati itsura! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

Daniel Padilla& rsquo;s & lsquo;Apollo& rsquo; landing on Oct. 11

Actor and singer Daniel Padilla is taking his fans to a gig that highlights his exciting evolution as a concert performer throughout the years via Apollo: A Daniel Padilla Digital Experience.  .....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2020

Gary V reprises ‘Faith, Hope, Love’ online concert

  OVER the course of his now legendary career, Mr. Pure Energy has transcended the roles of singer-songwriter-musical arranger-actor-director-total performer. When he speaks, audiences listen and hope is renewed. It is no wonder that during this lockdown, thousands have turned to him not just for his music, but more importantly, for his message that uplifts […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 18th, 2020

Visionary dance directors

World-class dance achiever Anna Halili-Cruz Bueno has been rightfully described as a visionary and dedicated dance director, something she showcased in her various posts -- as dance teacher, choreographer, costume designer and school manager/administrator -- at the Halili-Cruz School of Ballet (HCSB)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 4th, 2020

A visionary and dedicated dance director

World-class dance achiever Anna Halili-Cruz Bueno has been rightfully described as a visionary and dedicated dance director, something she showcased in her various posts---as dance teacher, choreographer, costume designer, and manager/administrator---at the Halili-Cruz School of Ballet......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

New gig in town

Nothing can equal the magic that comes between a live performer and the audience watching. But in our current world where gatherings are not just discouraged but can mean real trouble, both sides have to make do with the next best thing......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2020

‘Hugot’

May mga ka-trabaho ka ba na matalino, tila kayang gawin ang lahat, malakas ang loob, articulate at high performer?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsJun 26th, 2020

Comedy Concert Queen& nbsp;embarks on a new journey

It’s the same entertaining spirit Ai-Ai delas Alas continues to display to her loyal fans and supporters, but this time with brand new partners. The TV host and performer, known as the Comedy Concert Queen, has signed a management contract with GMA Artist Center......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2020

In or out of pool, Chloe Daos never sank, always swam

For the second season out of her three thus far, Chloe Daos is Ateneo de Manila University's top female athlete. Daos was hailed as The GUIDON-Moro Lorenzo Sportswoman of the Year alongside three-time champion and Finals MVP in men's basketball Thirdy Ravena who got the Sportsman nod. "Being recognized alongside Thirdy just truly makes me humbled and grateful," she said about her honor, her second in three years. "Never in my life would I have ever imagined getting this award and now, I get it for the second time so it's just unreal." With the Sportswoman of the Year award, the 20-year-old taking business management also received the recognition as Ambrosio Padilla Athlete of the Year - Ateneo's honor for being an achiever both as a student and as an athlete. Daos registered a QPI (Quality Point Index) of 3.75 for the second semester of the last school year. This, all while she won all seven of her events in the swimming competition in October of last year and wound up with a league record in the 200m butterfly. Without question, it was a tall task to balance time in the pool and in the classroom, but she was able to do so with much thanks to determination and discipline. "I was able to do it through giving equal importance both to academics and my sport. I do this by setting a schedule for the day and trying my best to follow it," she shared. This determination and discipline was rooted in previous failures which the three-time MVP made sure to learn from. Back in her sophomore year, Daos got a grade of C+ in calculus. "That was a six-unit course which had long exams every other weeks. I found it difficult to fully grasp because of my busy schedule," she said. Of course, getting to go to her dream school and join her dream squad was just the extra fuel to the former Athlete of the Year's already burning fire. "Back when I was in high school, I trained with the Ateneo swim team. When it was time to decide for college, I chose to go here because I looked up to several members of the team," she recalled. She then continued, "I wanted to be a part of that positive atmosphere they created." From then on, setting her sights on greater and greater heights in and out of the pool has been second nature for Daos. "I always try to focus on my goals, on why I started swimming in the first place. This helps me have something to work towards to," she said. And her second Sportswoman of the Year citation may very well be far from the end of it all as she has one more year of eligibility as an athlete and classes as an undergraduate student. As she put it, "To be honest, I haven't really decided on what to do for the future, but for now, I will just go on to my senior year in college with the same mindset." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 1st, 2020

Muzzle Mr. Met? Mascots wonder why they re banned from MLB

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillie Phanatic had stories of his favorite adventures -- from the Galapagos Islands to the cobblestone streets of Philadelphia -- read to him most weeks from his very best buds. The Philly furball was tucked in with a bedtime story from Bryce Harper. Andrew McCutchen and manager Joe Girardi stopped by as guest readers to entertain fans and unite the Phillies community. But should the Phillies play ball this year, well, the book will close on the Phanatic. MLB wants to ban the birds -- sorry, Pirate Parrot -- and Bernie Brewer, Blooper, Bernie the Marlin, heck, all costumed creatures great and small from the ballpark this season. Firebird, Paws, the Oriole Bird, all face extinction -- at least this season, should baseball resume. Not even a muzzle on Mr. Met or a mask on Mariner Moose would help the cause. Gasp! Baseball’s furriest and funniest fans are forbidden from entering a ballpark. And that’s not cool. “Every mascot should be essential because of its ability to connect and distract with fun,” mascot guru Dave Raymond said. Raymond should know as well as any performer, as the first person to take on the 6-foot-6, 300-pound, 90-inch waist frame of the Phanatic. He’s since become a mascot consultant to the stars and helped create, brand and train the next generation of hundreds of stadium characters. Mascots are as much a ballpark staple as hot dogs and the long ball, and each fuzzy fist bump or chance concourse encounter hooks the youngest fans on the game. As baseball prepares for a summer slate without fans, Raymond wonders: What’s a game without a mascot? “You don’t have to convince me of that,” Raymond said. “It’s the powers that be that don’t understand that simple truth.” There’s already a blueprint MLB could follow that explains why mascots fit in barren ballparks. Take a look across the globe. Mascots remained a staple of baseball games in Taiwan and the KBO League in South Korea. American fans who stayed up late (or is it, woke up early?) to watch KBO games on ESPN were mesmerized by mascots gone wild in empty stadiums. The LG Twins mascots -- twin robot boys named Lucky and Star -- wore masks. So did cheerleaders and a drum section that provided the soundtrack for an otherwise dreary atmosphere. The Chinese Professional Baseball League barred spectators over concerns of spreading the new coronavirus in a crowded space, but the league decided it was safe to let in cheerleaders and costumed mascots. “This is the most important time to leverage fun, when people are sick and dying and dealing with the brutality of life,” Raymond said. “That is the time that you find a way to distract people and entertain them.” Philadelphia Inquirer cartoonist Rob Tornoe drew the Phanatic (wearing a mask) sitting atop the dugout with his phone and on hold with the unemployment office. “This is life or death now for a lot of characters, a lot of performers,” former Timberwolves mascot Jon Cudo said. It’s not that dire for most MLB performers who often have other duties within the organization or remained active in the community with food drives, firetruck parades or other feel-good efforts during the pandemic. Raymond had former and current mascots, including Cudo, join this week on his webinar, “What The Heck Should My Mascot Do Now?” The best suggestion to stay connected with fans -- with the ATV temporarily parked -- is engaging through social content. Mascot Mania has gone wild on Instagram and TikTok. Mr. Met cleans windows. D. Baxter the Bobcat taught crosswalk safety. Wally the Green Monster records virtual messages for charity. Then again, mascots have problems just like us: Who gives the Phanatic a trim during quarantine? “The Phanatic doesn’t need to get his hair cut,” Raymond said. “It’s actually a positive when it gets unkempt and long.” The Phanatic already underwent one makeover this year — his new look features flightless feathers rather than fur-colored arms, stars outlining the eyes, a larger posterior and a powder blue tail, blue socks with red shoes, plus a set of scales under the arms — because of a lawsuit filed against the team by the creators of the original Phanatic. The creators threatened to terminate the Phillies’ rights to the Phanatic as of June 15 and “make the Phanatic a free agent” unless the team renegotiated its 1984 agreement to acquire the mascot’s rights. Mascots were lumped in with other baseball traditions that would be weeded out under a 2020 proposal. The traditional exchange of lineup cards would be eliminated, along with high-fives, fist bumps and bat boys and girls. “I don’t know of anybody who bought season tickets to watch the bat boy,” Raymond said. “But you can say that in spades for the mascots. We’d be losing one of the draws that brings in people beyond the statistic nerds.” Plus, any fan who attended a Phillies game in the late 1990s at Veterans Stadium knows the Phanatic can play in an empty ballpark. Mascots just want to honk, honk, honk for the home team and they do care if they ever get back. “I’m just imploring them to value the character brands,” Raymond said. “There is a safe way for you to have fun, and frankly, fun is the most important thing you can invest in right now.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 31st, 2020

Benjie Paras: UP s Tower of Power

(This story was originally published on Nov. 30, 2018) He was the dominating center of the San Beda Red Cubs that stoked fear in high school leagues in the early 1980s. And because it will take the Benedictine school two more years to return to the NCAA, Venancio “Benjie” Paras Jr., a lanky upstart with much promise, saw it fit to continue his stride towards basketball superstardom in the UAAP as part of a school already replete of former Cubs—the UP Fighting Maroons, after his high school graduation in 1986. And, it seemed UP head coach Joe Lipa wanted more of San Beda High head coach Ato Badolato’s former wards in Mendiola. In addition to Ronnie Magsanoc and Eric Altamirano running the backcourt, he wanted Paras to man the paint to complete the “San Beda connection”; a missing link he considers in copping that elusive UAAP crown. Who else could be more qualified than Paras, who lorded it over the Red Cubs from 1984 to 1986 from an illustrious start in the defunct Metro Manila Basketball League to several other private school tourneys? As a teener, Paras was awesomely powerful, grabbing rebounds without opposition, and scoring without resistance as he receives the ball in the shaded lane. You would see him score 30 to 40 points a game without letup as opponents offered little resistance, except of course the La Salle Greenhills Greenies, bannered by Binky Favis and Joey Guanio, who dealt San Beda’s painful championship loss during Paras’ last year with the Cubs in the MMBL. Frustrated and heartbroken, Paras vowed to let it all out in the collegiate league, ironically however, with his high school rival Guanio on the same team. And since the 1986 UAAP tournament began, Paras showed his dominance even as a rookie, outplaying defenders with his ferocious tenacity, as he delivered on both ends of the court. With Magsanoc’s on-court wizardry, Paras was unstoppable, scoring and rebounding at will. No one had the might or even the gall to block Paras’s path, except the defending champions UE Red Warriors’ top star and starting center Jerry Codinera.  And, with Codinera leading, UE topped the double round robin eliminations and just needed to beat UP once in the finals to retain the championship. Little did they expect, however, that Paras hasn’t displayed his full arsenal yet. With Magsanoc, Altamirano supporting him and Guanio and all-around performer Joey Mendoza backing him up on the wings, Paras showed Codinera and the rest of the Red Warriors his true mettle as he led the Maroons to a Game 1 blowout, 86-75, to arrange a winner take-all match three days later. And on that day, as they sought to bag their first UAAP title in 47 years, Paras was focused and determined. He ran rings around Codinera, engineering the Maroons’ a game-long dominance of the Red Warriors with almost the entire ULTRA, filled with UP supporters to the brim. With an insurmountable lead going into the dying seconds, it was a dream come true for Paras, seething from a painful setback in his previous senior year as a Red Cub, to now basking in glory giving UP the emphatic title that will forever be remembered in UP and UAAP annals. With a double-double 19 points and 10 rebounds, Paras was named rookie of the year, a feat he will replicate in three years as he marched into the PBA as the “Tower of Power” for Formula Shell.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2020

Farewell to the ‘Architect of Rock ‘n Roll’

Little Richard, the dynamo of a performer, who combined gospel music with pounding boogie-woogie to create his kind of rock ‘n roll, has succumbed to cancer of the bone......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2020

Kitkat, iba pang Pinoy artist hirap na hirap na rin; nanawagan sa gobyerno

BUKOD sa pag-arte sa harap ng kamera ay performer din si Kitkat Favia sa mga music at sing along bars pero dahil sa enhanced community quarantine ay halos dalawang buwan na siyang walang kinikita. Aminado ang komedyana na wala na rin siyang budget dahil bukod sa kanilang mag-asawa ay kargo rin niya ang magulang na […] The post Kitkat, iba pang Pinoy artist hirap na hirap na rin; nanawagan sa gobyerno appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2020

Pink tests positive for coronavirus

  MANILA, Philippines – American singer-songwriter Pink revealed that she has tested positive for COVID-19. The 40-year-old performer said via an Instagram post on Saturday, April 4 that two weeks ago, she and her 3-year-old son Jameson were showing "symptoms of COVID-19." She learned about her diagnosis after being tested by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2020

Sikat na male performer wais sa pera, kumakain nang walang gastos

SIMPLENG-SIMPLE lang kung kantiyawan ng kanyang mga kasamahan ang isang pamosong male performer dahil sa pagiging kuripot niya. Hindi raw siya kuring, ganti ng male singer, marunong lang daw siyang humawak ng pera. Kilalang-kilala siya sa kanilang hanay sa pagiging tiyani. Hindi siya basta-basta naglalabas ng pera, kailangang ipaliwanag muna sa kanya ang dahilan kung […] The post Sikat na male performer wais sa pera, kumakain nang walang gastos appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2020

Darren Espanto is cool and candid

Singer Darren Espanto is turning 19 this year. And like everyone who has made the journey from child performer to young adult, Darren’s path was littered with stumbling blocks and cautionary tales. The only difference is, he faced it with relative ease......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 8th, 2020

Fury as Kanye West hymn service pushes out transgender show

PARIS, France – US rapper Kanye West was at the center of a storm Monday, March 2 after a Paris show by an acclaimed transgender performer was canceled at the last minute to make way for one of his religious services. The mercurial singer took over the Bouffes du ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2020

Heirs to the throne

With the June Mar Fajardo Show on hold, the spotlight is ready to shine on the next most dominant performer in the PBA......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2020