AC Bonifacio hahataw sa US teen series na ‘Riverdale’ season 5

BONGGA ang pasok ng taong 2021 para sa Kapamilya young actress-dancer na si AC Bonifacio. Magiging bahagi lang naman ang talentadong dalagita ng bagong season ng sikat na American teen series na “Riverdale.” Mismong si AC ang nag-post sa kanyang Instagram account ng video teaser ng isang eksena niya sa “Riverdale” season 5. Dito makikita […] The post AC Bonifacio hahataw sa US teen series na ‘Riverdale’ season 5 appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnJan 3rd, 2021

Ac Bonifacio Celebrates Independence in ‘4 Myself’

New-gen dance princess AC Bonifacio embraces independence and self-love in her latest single, “4 Myself.” The upbeat pop track radiates positivity and self-assurance combined with danceable rhythms and catchy melodies. Bonifacio composed the song with ABS-CBN creative director Jonathan Manalo, Jeremy G and BGYO member Nate Porcalla. Before its release, Bonifacio performed “4 Myself” at the Star Magic All-Star Games at SM MOA Arena on 21 May. As a recording artist, Bonifacio has released several singles such as “Sumayaw, Sumaya,” “Slide Into My DM” and “Fool No Mo.” Her latest single marks her first release under Tarsier Records. Aside from her music, Bonifacio is also known as the grand champion of Dance Kids along with Lucky Ancheta. In 2017, she joined the third season of Your Face Sounds Familiar where she placed third. She was also able to showcase her talent before an international audience by appearing on The Ellen Degeneres Show and in the hit American series Riverdale as one of the Star Vixens in 2021. Last year, she portrayed the role of Cadence in the youth-oriented musical series Lyric and Beat. Now, she is a regular performer on the musical variety show ASAP Natin ‘To. Bonifacio’s new single “4 Myself” is now available on various streaming platforms. Follow Tarsier Records on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. The post Ac Bonifacio Celebrates Independence in ‘4 Myself’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2023

US actor Kevin Spacey cleared of UK sex offenses

Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey was acquitted on Wednesday in Britain of nine alleged sex offenses, in the latest court victory for the Oscar winner who was one of the first huge stars felled by the #MeToo movement. The star of "American Beauty" and drama series "House of Cards", who turned 64 on Wednesday, was acquitted by majority verdicts in London following a trial lasting several weeks. "I'm enormously grateful to the jury for having taken the time to examine all of the evidence and all of the facts carefully before they reached their decision and I am humbled by the outcome today," he told reporters outside court. It comes less than a year after a New York court dismissed a $40 million sexual misconduct civil lawsuit brought against him, and follows charges of indecent and sexual assault being dropped in Massachusetts in 2019. Spacey's once-stellar career has been halted by the various allegations of sexual offences, which first emerged in 2017 and which he has always denied. The actor told Germany's Die Zeit that he expected to mount a comeback following the acquittal. "I know that there are people right now who are ready to hire me the moment I am cleared of these charges in London," he told the German national weekly. "The second that happens, they're ready to move forward." Madness The jury in London, which began considering the charges on Monday, cleared Spacey of all nine counts that he faced, after more than 12 hours of deliberations. The alleged offences included seven counts of sexual assault, one count of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent, and one count of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent. They were said to have occurred in 2005 and 2008 in London, and in 2013 in Gloucestershire, western England. Jurors heard evidence from the four alleged victims, who cannot be named for legal reasons. British rock star Elton John was also among those to testify, as a witness for Spacey. The prosecution claimed he was a "sexual bully" who revelled in making others feel uncomfortable, including by aggressively grabbing men's crotches. One of victims, a former aspiring actor, said he woke up to find Spacey performing a sex act on him, suggesting the actor "drugged" him. He was accused of grabbing another man's crotch "so hard" while driving to a fundraising event, that the car nearly came off the road. Spacey, whose full name is Kevin Spacey Fowler, called the claims "madness" and a "stab in the back". He had been on unconditional bail since first being charged in Britain last year, and on Wednesday walked out of the south London court a free man. The Crown Prosecution Service said it had charged him following "a thorough investigation" by London's Metropolitan Police. "It is the role of the jury to consider the charges and we respect the decision of the court," a spokesman added. Career success Spacey enjoyed a highly successful decades-spanning career with roles such as a middle-aged father lusting after a teen in "American Beauty," a serial killer in "Se7en" and the villain in "Superman Returns". He worked as artistic director at London's Old Vic Theatre between 2004 and 2015. In 2017 he was one of the first stars caught up in the global #MeToo movement as he was accused of sexual assault by multiple young men. He was dropped from the final season of the political drama "House of Cards" and other projects. A New York court dismissed a $40 million civil sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against him in October last year. The complainant, actor Anthony Rapp, alleged the star had assaulted him when he was 14. He brought the civil case after being told it was too late to bring a criminal charge but failed to convince the jury in that case. In 2019, charges of indecent and sexual assault were dropped against Spacey in Massachusetts. The post US actor Kevin Spacey cleared of UK sex offenses appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2023

US actor Kevin Spacey due in UK court for sex offenses trial

Oscar-winning Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey was due in a London court on Wednesday to stand trial for a dozen sexual offenses which allegedly occurred more than a decade ago. The 63-year-old star of "American Beauty" and drama series "House of Cards" is facing a four-week trial at Southwark Crown Court in south London. Dozens of photographers and journalists gathered outside the court from 6:30 am (0530 GMT) on Wednesday hoping to catch a glimpse of Spacey, who arrived by taxi with his legal team not long after 8.00am. Walking past the cameras Spacey looked relaxed and gave a small wave, according to an AFP journalist. Spacey has been on unconditional bail since first appearing in court in Britain last year. The actor's stellar career has been halted by large numbers of allegations of sexual offences, although he has not been convicted of any crime. Last year he appeared at London's Old Bailey court to plead not guilty to five offences against three men, including four counts of sexual assault and one of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent. They allegedly took place in 2005 and 2008 in London, and in 2013 in Gloucestershire, western England. In November, prosecutors then announced seven additional charges involving another man, taking the total number of counts Spacey faces in the UK to 12. Denial The fresh counts, allegedly committed between 2001 and 2004, comprise three offences of indecent assault, three of sexual assault and one of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent. Spacey, whose full name is Kevin Spacey Fowler, appeared at Southwark Crown Court in January to deny all the new charges. He spoke only to confirm his identity and to enter the not guilty pleas. None of the alleged victims can be identified under English law and reporting restrictions prevent further details being disclosed before trial. Spacey enjoyed a highly successful acting career with roles such as a middle-aged father lusting after a teen in "American Beauty," a serial killer in "Se7en" and the villain in "Superman Returns". He worked as artistic director at London's Old Vic Theatre between 2004 and 2015. In 2017 he was one of the first stars caught up in the global #MeToo movement and was accused of sexual assault by multiple young men. He was dropped from the final season of the political drama "House of Cards" and other projects. Last year a New York court dismissed a $40 million sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against Spacey. The complainant, actor Anthony Rapp, alleged the star had assaulted him when he was 14. He brought the civil case after being told it was too late to bring a criminal charge. In 2019, charges of indecent and sexual assault were dropped against Spacey in Massachusetts. In court appearances, Spacey has denied all allegations of sexual assault. The post US actor Kevin Spacey due in UK court for sex offenses trial appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 28th, 2023

‘Hoy, Love You’ nina Joross at Roxanne ikinukumpara sa ‘John en Marsha’ sina Dolphy at Nida Blanca

NAKA-JACKPOT ang tambalang Roxanne Guinoo at Joross Gamboa sa family at romcom series na “Hoy Love You” ng iWantTFC. In fairness, patok na patok sa manonood ang online show ng “JoRox” kaya naman nagdesisyon ang ABS-CBN at iWantTFC na ituluy-tuloy pa rin ang programa. After nga ng matagumpay na  dalawang season, hahataw na ang third […] The post ‘Hoy, Love You’ nina Joross at Roxanne ikinukumpara sa ‘John en Marsha’ sina Dolphy at Nida Blanca appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 25th, 2022

Will there be a season 2 for He s Into Her ?

Is it Team Babu or Team Sensui? Bearkadas of the "He's Into Her" fandom, the writer and director of the hit highschool teen romance series hinted at a possible second season at this week's virtual presser......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

WHAT IF… Bullpups denied Kai, SJ, and Dave a championship?

History lesson: In a single season, Ateneo de Manila High School had 7-foot-2 Kai Sotto, primetime playmaker SJ Belangel, and super scorer Dave Ildefonso alongside versatile forwards Jason Credo and Joaqui Manuel. For sure, that core was good enough to win it all - and did just that in their last year all together in UAAP 80. The Blue Eaglets swept the elimination round and as such, automatically advanced into the Finals. There, they matched up opposite modern-day rival Nazareth School of National University, but after a convincing 86-70 victory in Game 1, the series looked like a mismatch. Only, the Bullpups thought otherwise. In particular, sharpshooter Migs Oczon turned in his best game yet and scored eight of his 17 points in the payoff period to shoot his team to a 70-67 decision. And so, come the winner-take-all Game 3, momentum was, all of a sudden, with the blue and gold. Even more, the lead was actually with National U inside the last five minutes of Game 3. Their six-point lead, though, would not hold as Belangel, Sotto, and Manuel rallied Ateneo to a well-earned 63-58 win. The backbreaker for the Bullpups proved to be the towering teen's putback of Manuel's miss that put his team back ahead with under two minutes left. He did that at the expense of solid rebounders Michael Malonzo and Rhayyan Amsali. But what if they just got that one rebound? If so, the edge would have remained with National U - albeit a one-point edge at that - and they could then build on it at the other end. However, Kai is Kai and there will always be a good to great chance of him making that same play. In that case, the better what if for the boys from Sampaloc is this: what if Terrence Fortea never cooled down? The gunslinger's floater, triple, and assist to Amsali was the backbone of the run that put them on top, 54-48, with 4:18 remaining. From that point, however, Fortea got locked up and was unable to impact the game any further. Of course, he was just 16-years-old during that time - and really, in his first year as one of his side's big guns. At the same time, though, the 5-foot-11 guard had already been playing three seasons for National U at that point. With that, there was also a good to great chance that he would have broken free from the shackles of the Blue Eaglets' defense in the endgame. If so, with Fortea remaining red-hot, National U then completes a comeback from the ages - besting their elimination round-sweeping opponents in three games. Not only would they deny Ateneo a perfect season, they would deny all of Sotto, Belangel, Ildefonso, Credo, and Manuel of a championship altogether. The Bullpups would then head into their title defense even scarier, welcoming Gerry Abadiano, Kevin Quiambao, and Carl Tamayo with open arms. Still, their top gun would, without a doubt, be Fortea. For the Blue Eaglets, Belangel, Credo, Ildefonso, and Manuel fall short of moving on from the Jrs. on the highest of highs and that contending core winds up as an underachiever. For his part, however, Sotto comes back with a vengeance, and may very well have done better than his MVP campaign of 25.1 points, 13.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 2.6 blocks. More than that, the tantalizing talent puts Ateneo his back all the way to a rematch with National U - and the roles would then be reversed. National U is the favorite while Ateneo is the underdog. And then, who knows, it would be Kai Sotto doing a Terrence Fortea. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 24th, 2020

Paris Fashion Week opens with drama and dashes of humor

Paris is the last of the big four fashion weeks in the busy September calendar that sees back-to-back events in London, New York, and Milan. The biggest story this season has been a new creative director at Gucci. The debut by Sabato de Sarno in Milan on Friday was a relatively low-key affair but gave a boost to the share price of French parent company Kering, which has been struggling lately to keep up with its major rival, LVMH. The first day of Paris Fashion Week always focuses on emerging designers and there was excitement this year about avant-garde newcomer Marie Adam-Leenaerdt from Belgium, who brought a dash of much-needed humor to the opening show. It opened with a chorus singing "Let's go to the beach!" only to follow it with a series of decidedly un-beachy gray, formal, and structured outfits before introducing some more summery Barbie pink and sky-blue dresses. "There's something very Belgian about it," the 27-year-old designer told AFP backstage. "It's important for me to play with the codes and have some paradoxes." Also showing on Monday was Victor Weinsanto, a former classical dancer who trained in fashion with Jean Paul Gaultier and loves to bring cabaret to the catwalk. There were doses of humor -- opening with an extravagant wedding gown that he said was designed for "a woman who gets married entirely in Swarovski". But he also showed a more serious side, with structured and chic pieces alongside more offbeat items like hooded suit jackets. Far from a newcomer, but long absent from the official line-up in Paris, is Pierre Cardin, which returned to the catwalk for the first time in 25 years last season and was back with a glamorous show on Monday night. The label's founder died in 2020 and his nephew Rodrigo Basilicati-Cardin is currently in charge but is embroiled in a bitter succession dispute with family members who have accused each other of fraud and other crimes. The post Paris Fashion Week opens with drama and dashes of humor appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 25th, 2023

QC anti-crime drive nets 22 suspects

Operatives of the Quezon City Police District have arrested 22 individuals for various offenses in a  24-hour operation over the weekend. QCPD Director P/Brig. Gen. Redrico Maranan said three wanted persons were among those apprehended by the Project 4 Police Station 8, Eastwood PS 12 and  Payatas Bagong Silangan PS 13. PS 8 under P/Maj. Reynold Tobias arrested Sherwin Lubaton at 3:50 p.m. of 22 September 2023 for illegal possession of bladed, pointed or blunt weapons; the PS 12 under P/Lt. Col. Vicente Bumalay Jr. arrested Francisco Rosadeño Tañala at 2:09 p.m. of 22 September at No. 007, Barangay Calumpang, Binangonan, Rizal for Acts of Lasciviousness; and PS 13 under P/Lt. Col. Leonie Ann dela Cruz served warrants of arrest to Ferdinand Bunuan Pantinople at 3:15 p.m. of 22 September at Quezon City Jail, EDSA corner Kamuning, Quezon City for violation of RA 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. Maranan said the respective courts of origin of the warrants will be notified regarding the arrest of the wanted persons. In the campaign against illegal drugs, 19 druggies were apprehended in a series of buy-bust operations. The La Loma PS 1 under P/Lt. Col. Romil Avenido arrested Paulo Ramos at 1:30 a.m. of 23 September, along Kaingin Road, Barangay Apolonio Samson, Quezon City and Francis Formento and Mike Pastrana at 1:30 a.m. of 23 September at Clover Leaf Market, Barangay Balingasa, Quezon City. Likewise, the same operatives arrested Alfredo Satiada at 3 a.m. of 23 September, in front of Petron gas station along A. Bonifacio Avenue, Barangay Pag-ibig sa Nayon, Quezon City and Adonis Mercader at 6 a.m. of 23 September along Don Pepe Street, Barangay Sto. Domingo, Quezon City. Confiscated from them were 1.15 grams of shabu with an estimated value of P7,820 and the buy-bust money. Furthermore, the Talipapa PS 3 under P/Lt. Col. Morgan Aguilar arrested Nelson Macaraeg; Mherly Solis; Erol Rivera; Mark Anthony Onana; Herchon Pronce; Jefrrey Harden; and Jamarde Kadil at 10:45 p.m. of 22 September along Ibabaw Ng Tulay, Quirino Highway, Barangay Balong Bato, Quezon City. Confiscated from them were two grams of shabu valued at P13,600; a black cellular phone; one unit orange Motorcycle Honda Beat; and the buy-bust money. The post QC anti-crime drive nets 22 suspects appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 24th, 2023

A tribute to people working behind the scenes

Audiences always see the work that the actors, and rest of the cast — the so-called front-liners of a production — put into a successful performance, but they seldom are aware of the “backliners” — the backstage and production crew — who also spent time and energy on the production. As the cast receives applause and adulation, the behind-the-scenes crew often goes unnoticed — the costume designer who works on the fittings and alterations, the technical staff who makes sure that the lighting and sound system works, the production people who make the artistic vision come alive with their hammers, paint brushes, etc. Some take great pride in their backstage work such as Annie Ignacio and Amado Bonifacio III, who are in production design for the Cultural Center of the Philippines. A theater arts graduate of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Ignacio first encountered CCP when she was invited as a performer for Pasinaya: The CCP Open House Festival, the country’s largest multi-arts festival happening every February. After hearing great things about CCP from her friends who have been working at the premier cultural institution, she decided to try her luck and inquired about a job opening. Weeks later, she started her new job as part of the theater crew at the Production Design Center. Later on, she was promoted as a draftsman. [caption id="attachment_185925" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Amado Bonifacio III prepares a production’s scale model with his mentor Manong Junior.[/caption] Bonifacio, meanwhile, recalled undergoing an on-the-job training at CCP in 2016, a requirement to finish his engineering degree at the University of Manila. Two years later, in 2018, he became a reliever for one of the theater crewmembers. He was later tasked to supervise the layout of the CCP’s Christmas decorations. Ignacio and Bonifacio both trained under Francisco M. Galvero Jr., or “Manong Junior” to people he worked with. For more than five decades until his retirement last year, Manong Junior remained the only scenic painter of the CCP. After watching him create huge sets for different CCP productions, the mentees started shadowing this master. They would always see Manong Junior doing the scale models and then bringing these miniatures into life-sized sets and sceneries. Curiosity led Ignacio to this path. She would ask questions, inquire about the process of producing sets, find out how to make things realistic and experiment with colors and textures to make the design come alive, among others. “While working with Manong Junior, I noticed his hands. I told him that his hands look like my father’s hands,” shared Ignacio in an interview. Bonifacio added that Manong Junior served as a father figure to him and his fellow workers. “As a mentor, he gave us artistic freedom to explore. He allowed us to express our creativity, but he would appraise our works and rectify what we’d done wrong in a very patient way,” he said. Being a backstage crewmember has its share of ups and downs. Sometimes, several productions are scheduled simultaneously, with everything happening all at once. When these happen, the workload could become overwhelming for the crew. “There was a time when work piled up. We didn’t know what we should do first. My mind went blank, and I just cried. But after that, I returned to work as if nothing happened,” said Ignacio. Bonifacio noted a similar experience. “Even if we don’t want to, the nature of the work forces us to be workaholics. Things could get stressful and tiring, but we love what we are doing. That’s why we are still here.” For them, work does not feel like work. They find fulfillment in seeing what they worked hard for and pour their hearts into it. Ignacio’s biggest achievement to date was creating the now-iconic eye balloon for the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2019. The work was displayed at the CCP Main Building Grand Staircase and became an instant hit as an Instagrammable spot among film enthusiasts. She also did the realistic bibingka and puto bumbong props for Tuloy Ang Pasko. These involved trials and errors, and hearing the compliments and receiving recognition made it all worthwhile. She said, “Manong Junior always told us not to be afraid to keep trying and make mistakes.” [caption id="attachment_185927" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Francisco M. Galvero Jr., with his apprentice Annie Ignacio, preparing the set for a ballet production.[/caption] Bonifacio, who takes pride in his work with the Art House Cinema facade decor and Sinag: Festival of Lights, reveals that he doesn’t see himself as an artist. It was only when his mentor Manong Junior recognized him as an artist that he started pondering about his work. They know that backstage work is rarely recognized, but CCP is paying homage to these unsung heroes through a series of mini-documentaries by filmmaker Joseph Mangat, Backstage Pass. Launched during Cinemalaya 19, the second installment features Manong Junior, who had been working on sets for various CCP productions since the early 1980s. The first release featured the technical theater crew in the lights and flying sections. More Backstage Pass episodes will feature the CCP film technicians, sound crew and costume custodians, as well as venue booking and front-of-house operations. The series also gives viewers a glimpse of the lesser-known careers in cinema and theater work.   The post A tribute to people working behind the scenes appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2023

Sweep for OnTour grads

The 13 rookie applicants from the recent PBA OnTour series made it a clean sweep of the Season 48 draft at Market! Market! in Taguig last Sunday as they escaped being among the 45 players left without a team. The 13 OnTour grads are Ralph Cu (Ginebra, second round), Dominick Fajardo (NLEX, third round), Jolo Mendoza (Meralco, third round), Cliff Jopia (Blackwater, third round), Kim Aurin (Ginebra, third round), Tommy Olivario (Terrafirma, fourth round), Fran Yu (NorthPort, fourth round), Francis Guissani (NLEX, fourth round), Damie Cuntapay (Terrafirma, fifth round), Daniel Atienza (Phoenix, fifth round), Jan Sobrevega (NorthPort, sixth round), Jayvee de la Cruz (San Miguel Beer, seventh round) and Johnnel Bauzon (NorthPort, eighth round)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2023

SC to release results of 2023 Bar exams before Christmas 

The Supreme Court disclosed that the results of the 2023 online Bar examinations will be released before Christmas while the oath-taking of new lawyers will be held before New Year. Yesterday, the three-day Bar exams started in 14 local testing centers (LTCs) nationwide. The SC said the last two days of the exams are on 20 and 24 of September. Associate Justice Ramon Paul L. Hernando, chairperson of the 2023 Bar exams committee, said: “For the longest time, Bar examinees have had to endure several months of perceived agony of waiting before the results of the professional licensure exams for future lawyers are released. “This year, however, following the examples of my recent predecessors as Bar Chair, the time spent by the examinees waiting in agony for the results of the exams will be cut short: my team and I are eyeing the release of the results of the 2023 Bar Examinations in early December before Christmas day. “Moreover, there will be simultaneous oath-taking and signing of the Roll of Attorneys in December also before Christmas day so that we will have our new batch of full-fledged lawyers before the year ends. “It will be an additional reason for those who will hurdle the Bar Exams to celebrate the Holiday Season.” Hernando added that as of 17 September, a total of 10,791, instead of 10,816 as earlier announced, will take the six-subject examinations spread over three days. The change in the number was a result of the withdrawal of 25 examinees who had earlier registered.  As in previous examinations, they may still withdraw from the exams after the first day. Hernando said the conduct of the examinations by the SC will be assisted by 2,571 Bar personnel deployed in the 14 LTCs. The SC headquarters for the exams is at the San Beda College Alabang in Muntinlupa City is the appointed SC headquarters for the exams. “The 2,571-strong 2023 Bar workforce—which includes court officials; judges; numerous personnel from the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the Sandiganbayan, the Court of Tax Appeals, and First-and Second-Level Courts; and volunteer lawyers in the government and private practice—are fully committed to ensuring the integrity and orderly process of this year’s Examinations,” Hernando said. Six core subjects are covered in the examinations—Political and Public International Law, 15 percent; Commercial and Taxation Laws, 20 percent; Labor Law and Social Legislation, 10 percent; Criminal Law, 10 percent; and Remedial Law, Legal and Judicial Ethics with Practical Exercises, 25 percent. The subjects yesterday were Political and Public International Law in the morning, and Commercial and Taxation Laws in the afternoon, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. On 20 September 2023, the subjects covered are Civil Law in the morning and Labor Law and Social Legislation in the afternoon. On 24 September 2023, Criminal Law and Remedial Law will be in the morning, and Legal and Judicial Ethics with Practical Exercises in the afternoon. In the National Capital Region, the LTCs are at the San Beda University, Manila; University of Santo Tomas, Manila; SBCA; University of the Philippines, Quezon City; Manila Adventist College, Pasay City; and University of the Philippines, Bonifacio Global City. In Luzon, the LTCs are at Saint Louis University in Baguio City; Cagayan State University, Tuguegarao City; and University of Nueva Caceres, Naga City. In the Visayas, the LTCs are at the University of San Jose-Recoletos in Cebu City, University of San Carlos also in Cebu City, and Dr. V. Orestes Romualdez Educational Foundation in Tacloban City. There are two LTCs in Mindanao—one at the Ateneo de Davao University in Davao City and the other at the Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City. Courts within the areas of the 14 LTCs will be closed on 20 September. Several local governments in the 14 LTCs have announced traffic rerouting in areas where the examinations will be held. During the three-day examinations, most of them have also banned the sale of liquor at certain times of the day. The post SC to release results of 2023 Bar exams before Christmas  appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 17th, 2023

DILG’s ‘Barangay at Kalinisan Day’ to be launched in NCR

Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Benhur Abaloso on Thursday urged all 42,027 barangays and the public to join the national launching of “Barangay at Kalinisan Day” (BarKaDa) on Saturday, 16 September 2023. Abalos said this is in line with President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.’s call for bayanihan. “Halina’t makiisa, halina’t maki-BarKaDa sa Sabado, September 16. Magtulong-tulong tayong linisin ang ating mga pamayanan para sa mas maayos at ligtas na kapaligiran,” Abalos said. BarKaDa is a nationwide community-based clean-up drive program, geared to maintain and provide a healthy and safe environment and prevent the spread of diseases through proper solid waste management. Simultaneous BarKaDa activities will be held in 29 esteros and creeks in the cities of Manila, Quezon , Caloocan, Pasig, Las Piñas, Mandaluyong, San Juan, and Pasay. In Memorandum Circular 2023-133, Abalos urged barangays to pass an ordinance or resolution declaring one day of the week as BarKaDa, preferably every Saturday. During BarKaDa, barangays are expected to conduct coastal clean-up, dredge clogged waterways, prune thick bushes or branches, and dismantle breeding places of mosquitoes in coastal areas, waterways, creeks, public parks, roads, and other public spaces within their areas. DENR coastal clean-up Also on Saturday (16 September), the Department of Environment and Natural Resources will conduct a separate cleanup activity in various sites in coastal areas in Metro Manila. The coastal cleanup day is in line with Presidential Proclamation No. 470 Series of 2003 declaring every 3rd Saturday of September as International Coastal Cleanup Day in observance of the Global Coastal Cleanup celebration. With a theme: "Clean Season for Healthy Fisheries" in harmony with the United Nations Decade of Oceans Science for Sustainable Development - Ocean Decade Challenge 3, which aims to Sustainably Feed the Global Population. The sites fro the cleanup include the SM by the Bay in Pasay, Wetland Park in Las Piñas and Parañaque, Tanza Marine Tree Park and Barangay Tongos in Navotas, Tullahan River in Barangay San Bartolome in Quezon City, Pasig River in Lawton Ferry Station and Baseco Beach in Manila, H2O Hotel in Ocean Park also in Manila, and at the back of Solaire Hotel in Parañaque City. The center of activity will be held in Balanga City Wetland and Nature Park in Bataan. The post DILG’s ‘Barangay at Kalinisan Day’ to be launched in NCR appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 14th, 2023

Meet the expanded ‘univerkada’ in ‘Safe Skies, Archer’

After the success of The Rain in España, which started streaming in 10 episodes last May on Viva One, the next installment in the hit “University” book series by young author Gwy Saludes on the Wattpad social storytelling platform is coming out this October. In the upcoming Safe Skies, Archer book-to-screen adaptation, the story’s focus shifts from the TRIE couple Luna (Heaven Peralejo) and Kalix (Marco Gallo) to one of Luna’s closest friends Yanna (Krissha Viaje). There are subplots involving Luna and Yanna’s other kabarkada Via (Bea Binene), Kierra (Nicole Omillo) and Sam (Aubrey Caraan), along with Luna’s best friend Sevi (Gab Lagman) and Kalix’s katropa Adonis (Andre Yllana) and Leo (Frost Sandoval). New characters are introduced in the story, notably Yanna’s love interest Hiro (Jerome Ponce) and Kierra’s new man Shan (Jairus Aquino), as well as Shan’s sister Elyse (Hyacinth Callado). The expanding TRIEkada is now referred to as a ‘Univerkada.’ [caption id="attachment_183381" align="aligncenter" width="525"] PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOCELYN VALLE FOR THE DAILY TRIBUNEKrissha Viaje and Jerome Ponce.[/caption] Viaje admitted in a recent press conference that she feels most pressured among the cast members. “This is the very first series na pagbibidahan ko, (where I will be the lead),” said the 30-year-old actress, who started in showbiz as a member of the song-and-dance GirlTrends group on It’s Showtime. Ponce agreed with his leading lady in the series. The former teen actor in the hit daytime drama Be Careful with My Heart explained, “Iniisip ko how I’m gonna gel with the series itself… Ang character ko, kung paano ko siya magagampanan nang maayos, lalo na ’yung intensity at gaano kaganda ang ginawa nila no’ng una.” (I think of how to portray my character in the best way, given how great they did the first series.) Aquino, who began his acting career in the kiddie gag show Goin’ Bulilit, vowed, “We’re gonna do our best, siyempre to hit all their expectations. We’re just gonna blend with them.” Callado, on the other hand, feels “very lucky and grateful” to be given her first acting break. “I’ve been a singer my whole life,” she said. “But there’s always a part of me that dreams of becoming an actress. Being with Viva gave me that opportunity to explore that part of me.” Peralejo and Gallo, who gave stellar performances in TRIE, expressed excitement and support for Viaje and their three new castmates. “Habang tumatagal kami, lalong dumadami ang cast,” she said. “Nagiging part din ng family namin. Sabi ko nga kay Krissha, susuportahan ko talaga siya the way na sinuportahan n’ya ‘ko. And I think it speaks for the whole cast kung paano kami magsuportahan, as in 100 percent (Our cast keeps expanding, and they become part of the family. I told Krissha I will support her the way she supported me. That’s how the whole cast supports each other – 100 percent)." Gallo concurred with his love-team partner: “I had a good experience with The Rain in España, so I’m excited for Jai and Jerome and Hyacinth to be on the group now… You’re gonna be working a lot, traveling a lot. I’m excited for you, guys. It’s gonna be months of fun, hard work and something to remember forever.” Aside from new cast members, Safe Skies, Archer has a new director in Gino M. Santos, who takes over the reins from Theodore Boborol. Santos said he’s hands-on with the project, revealing that “I was there during the chemistry test, all the auditions.” He added, “We were looking for someone who would fit the characters, not just the physical but also the inner. When we casted these characters, these actors, one thing is mata talaga ang importante sa akin (the eyes were the most important factor). Jerome stood out for how he looked at the character Yanna. Hyacinth and Jairus also together as brother and sister, as siblings, importante rin ’yun. I’m happy with the outcome, the selection.” The post Meet the expanded ‘univerkada’ in ‘Safe Skies, Archer’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 13th, 2023

Netflix finally finds a manga hit with ‘One Piece’

Netflix has spent years trying to adapt Japanese manga and anime into live-action TV with little success, but its latest effort, "One Piece", may finally have cracked the code. The US streaming giant's latest show, based on the most famous manga comic of them all, was watched more than 18 million times in its first four days, putting it at the top of the charts. The story of Monkey D Luffy, a boy with a straw hat and stretchy superpowers determined to become king of all pirates by finding a treasure known as one piece, has captivated manga fans since its first editions in 1997. And it should have been a shoo-in for TV success, having already been widely adapted for the screen in a series of animated movies. But manga fans feared the worst before the Netflix live-action version hit the screens in late August. The American giant has tried and failed with other beloved Japanese manga and anime. Its "Fullmetal Alchemist" and "Death Note" failed to convince in 2017 and 2021's "Cowboy Bebop" was ditched after one season, crumbling under the weight of bad reviews. With One Piece, Netflix cannily sought to keep fans onside by holding on to the most valuable commodity: the comic's author, Eiichiro Oda. 'Guard dog' Oda is tightly bound to the comic, having written all the editions for its entire run -- a world record -- and was brought on as series supervisor by Netflix. He was well aware of the challenge. "Various manga had been made into live action, but there was a history of failure," he told the New York Times in a rare interview published in late August. "No one in Japan could name a successful example." He told the paper that Netflix agreed to give him final approval. "I read the scripts, gave notes, and acted as a guard dog to ensure the material was being adapted in the correct way," he said. Reviews have been broadly positive, with Charles Pulliam-Moore writing on The Verge website the series "gets all of the important things right". He wrote that the series, with a budget of more than $100 million, had put huge efforts into re-creating Oda's vision in its production design and populating its scenes with a cast of whimsical background characters. This effort, he wrote, meant the series "is able to feel like a living, breathing place with history that you can step into". And that history still has much left to be told -- the first run of eight episodes covers only the first 12 volumes of a comic that now boasts roughly 100. The post Netflix finally finds a manga hit with ‘One Piece’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2023

EXO’s D.O. returns as soloist after two years

After the global success of EXO’s group comeback Exist, member Doh Kyungsoo, known by his stage name D.O., again goes solo with his second mini-album Anticipation, which drops on 18 September. On 1 September, his agency, SM Entertainment, announced the K-pop idol’s comeback as a solo singer after two years, with a logo update across all their social media platforms and a teaser image showing the singer sitting in front of a desk inside a barely lit room. D.O. also posted the teaser on his Instagram account, which he opened to the public on 10 July. His IG was a surprise, since the 30-year-old K-pop star has kept a minimal social media presence. Although details of the mini-album are yet to be announced, the seven-track EP is sure to highlight once again the singer’s vocals. His first solo album, Empathy, was critically acclaimed following its release in July 2021, topping iTunes’ album charts in 60 countries despite minimal promotions. D.O. is also busy with his acting career and variety show appearances. The multi-award-winning Korean idol-actor recently led the South Korean sci-fi drama film The Moon (2023), written and directed by Kim Yong-hwa, the esteemed director behind box-office hits Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017) and Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2018). After bagging his first Male Actor Excellence award at the KBS Drama Awards last year with his impeccable comic acting in Bad Prosecutor, D.O. has bagged nominations for Best Actor at the 2nd Blue Dragon Series Awards with Bad Prosecutor, and another Best Actor nomination at the 32nd Buil Film Awards for The Moon. D.O. and his bandmates are currently headlining the fourth season of the variety show EXO Ladder. He will also star in a new show by Na Yeong-seok with Kim Woo-bin, Lee Kwang-soo and Kim Ki-bang. Pre-orders for D.O.’s second mini-album have officially started in various online and offline music stores. The post EXO’s D.O. returns as soloist after two years appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 4th, 2023

Fuse Lending mulls tie-up with small lenders

Fuse Lending Inc., a subsidiary of Globe Telecom Inc., is exploring partnerships with community-based stores and small lenders like cooperatives to provide business loans to more micro, small and medium enterprises or MSMEs. “We have no partnerships with cooperatives but there are discussions with some. Nothing is final yet. But we’re always open to partnerships,” Baby Aquino, Fuse vice president for strategy and chief of product, told the Daily Tribune last Wednesday at an event by GCash and Fuse entitled “Borrow for Tomorrow” in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Fuse and Globe’s GCash provide a range of loan products using the mobile app. Fuse said 35 percent of its P100-billion loan disbursements as of July went to MSMEs. In terms of client locations, 70 percent are based in Metro Manila.   Best way to reach the market “There are many who have expressed interest in partnering with us. We have a dedicated department for big partnerships but it also focuses on tapping retail shops and sari-sari stores. This is the best way to reach the market,” Aquino said Aquino said the firm is maximizing artificial intelligence or AI to determine possible business loan borrowers based on their behaviors when using GCash’s various transactions. “We’re using AI because customers don’t declare all the time that they are doing retail business on the side. For these customers, we give different communications or messages,” she said. Based on clients’ feedback, Aquino said many MSME owners need bigger amounts but for short-term use. “We continue to explore other products which can offer bigger loan amounts. Retail shops really appreciate that we can enable them to have stocks for their products but with GGives because they often are not able to sell all their inventory in one day or short period of time,” Aquino explained. GLoan offers credit up to P125,000 on a one-at-a-time disbursement with repayment period of up to 24 months. GGives, on the other hand, offer multiple loans at the same time with a total amount of up to P125,000 which is paid in installments.   Campaign in public markets As the Christmas season starts in the Philippines as early as this month, she said Fuse and GCash will be putting up campaigns, including financial literacy activities, in various public areas including public markets to reach MSMEs that will be setting up their stalls to sell products for Christmas gifts. “We’ll not stop and focus on MSMEs because there are still many of them to serve. They can use bigger credit amounts to buy additional stocks of their products and so increase their sales, as well,” Aquino said. GCash’s marketplace links clients with financing firms and banks that can provide bigger amounts for long-term goals, such as purchase of equipment or real estate. The post Fuse Lending mulls tie-up with small lenders appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 1st, 2023

FEU Theater Guild presents eight monologues on love

The Far Eastern University Theater Guild, being the oldest theater organization in Manila’s University Belt, has already established a solid reputation in the country for its numerous productions, such as Confessions, Usapang X, Ang Pinakamakisig na Nalunod sa Buong Daigdig, Kung Paano Maghiwalay, Halu Halo, and laboratory productions like the Saltik and Tamdula. Closing the organization’s 89th theater season, the FTG proudly presents Tamdula VI: Love-Oratory, a series of eight monologues on love — ranging from the romantic and sexual to the intimate and familial. Tamdula VI: Love-Oratory is a laboratory production intended to train the FTG members in further enhancing their acting, stage designing, stage management, marketing and branding skills. The production is directed by the FTG’s artistic head, Raffaelle Pascua (BS Psychology, 2024), with FTG’s company manager and assistant director Jonas Cunanan (BA Communication, 2024). Both directors are student artists who have been members of the FTG and have been gaining artistic experience inside and outside of the organization. They are directly guided by FTG’s artistic director Dudz Teraña.   Monologues The first play, Against Any-Body written by Drea Achas (BS Psychology, 2024), delves into the imperfections of womanhood and makes a social statement on how their self-acceptance transcends the opinions of everyone else. Starring Julia Ramas (BS Multimedia Arts, 2026) and Gwen Temprosa (BS Psychology, 2026). Ang Pinakawalang Kwentang Kwentong Pag-ibig ni Tanga, written by Teraña, is about the difficulty of moving on from a non-committed relationship. Featuring Adam Labador (BFA Studio Arts, 2026) and Meldy Malig (BS Psychology, 2024). It’s Always You, written by Davewyn Macawile (BA Communication, 2025), is a narrative from the point of view of someone who has been abruptly abandoned by their partner (or what is more popularly called as “ghosting”). Starring Maria Mayano (BA Communication, 2026), Jhoan Gemora (BA International Studies, 2026) and Ryana Azurin (BS Medical Technology, 2025). Shake, Rattle, and Fall, written by Aaron Bayani (BS Computer Science, 2024), explores the twisted nature of one’s obsession and desperation towards finding love. Starring Drea Achas (BS Psychology, 2024) and Jharelle Villalobos (BS Medical Technology, 2025). Mama Kong May Tama, written by Brigitta Marilla (BA International Studies, 2025), tells the story behind the unconditional bond a daughter has with her mother. Starring Heleina Li and Bjorn Pestaño, both BA Communication students from the Class of 2026. Teraña’s Dear God is a comedy that explains the thoughts of an 18-year-old wishing for a boyfriend. Starring Dianne Andallo (BS Tourism Management, 2026) and Renz Dotillos (BA Communication, 2026). Colorblind, written by Franz Luis (BS Hotel and Restaurant Management, 2026), is about a character being medically­­ — and romantically — colorblind. Starring FTG’s surprise guest artist. Paghihintay ng Isang Libong Minuto Para sa Pag-ibig by Teraña is a narrative about the definitions of romantic love and what or how much a person can give. Starring Arvin Javier (BA Communication, 2026). Tickets are priced at P100 for the FEU community including the other branches of FEU, FTG alumni and FEU alumni (with an alumni ID) and P150 for guests. Tamdula VI: Love-Oratory play dates are 29, 30 and 31 August and 1, 2, 4 to 9 September, 6 p.m., at the FEU Center for the Arts Studio, G/F Engineering Building, FEU Manila, Nicanor Reyes Street, Sampaloc, Manila. The post FEU Theater Guild presents eight monologues on love appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 27th, 2023

Jennica Garcia finally gets noticed as an actor of caliber

Jean Garcia’s words proved prophetic when she told her daughter Jennica, “Pagbutihin mo, 32-33 [years old] ako nung time na yun. Nagtatrabaho ako sa Japan, in-oferran ako ng ABS-CBN at nabigyan ako ng ‘Pangako Sa Yo’…Pag-igihan mo mabuti kasi baka maging pareho ang tadhana nating dalawa.” This is an anecdote Jennica tells host Jhai Ho on his ABS-CBN web show Trend Hotspot.   History did in fact repeat itself. It is Jennica Garcia’s star-making turn as Lala Millado in the recently concluded buzzy series “Dirty Linen” that is perhaps the teleserye’s biggest surprise, if only because the other actors involved in it all have reputations that preceded them, so it wasn’t exactly a revelation that they did well.    There are those who always thought she was great, even from her GMA days as a teen lead. OG Jennica fans on Twitter invoke they liked her from back in 2009, when she starred in  “Adik sa ‘Yo”, a romcom series with Dennis Trillo.  Adept at comedy even then, she is  able to put a twist in the traditional romantic female lead by playing her a little unhinged which made for a hilarious foil to a straightlaced Trillo.      In the initial press conference of “Dirty Linen” in January before the show aired, Jennica went viral for her candor that she had asked Dreamscape boss Deo Endrinal for a role on her mother’s advice, “Sir Deo is a trusted friend of mine, you can go to him.” She had contemplated being an OFW as she hadn’t had an acting job in seven months, and she was a single mom with two daughters to support, having separated from actor Alwyn Uytingco two years prior.    The pressure she put on herself had been tremendous. “Ang goal ko pag umere yung Netflix, mai-isip ng mga boss ko, tama dapat sya nga si Lala,” she said. The universal praise Jennica has gotten from viewers for the complexity, nuance and the unexpected comedic and whiplash tragic turns she has imbued her character means she has more than succeeded in that particular goal.     There is a particular clamor by netizens to see her in a K-drama adaptation, where female leads are known for their particular agility in comedy and drama. Jennica is certainly up for it and she has spoken of that particular genre as a dream. Wrote several X/Twitter users: She’s the nepo baby we needed. She earned her place.   The post Jennica Garcia finally gets noticed as an actor of caliber appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 27th, 2023

Make way for a new Atayde in showbiz: Gela, the younger sibling of Arjo and Ria

There are now five Ataydes in Pinoy showbiz, although two of them do not use the surname for their showbiz work. There used to be only two actor Ataydes: Arjo and Ria. A third one will be introduced on 28 August as an actor in the latest ABS-CBN series Senior High: Gela Atayde, who has just made a name for herself as part of a team that emerged world champion in an international hip-hop dancing competition in the US. So who are the two Ataydes who don’t go by that surname in showbiz? Sylvia Sanchez and Maine Mendoza. The former is the mother of Arjo, Ria and Gela, while Maine is the brand-new Mrs. Arjo Atayde. She married Arjo on 28 July in Baguio City. [caption id="attachment_175680" align="aligncenter" width="893"] Sylvia Sanchez And Maine Mendoza-atayde. | Photograph Courtesy of Ig/sylvia Sanchez[/caption]   Businessman Art Atayde is the father of Sanchez’s actor children. They have another son, Xavi, the youngest in the family. There are no talks (yet?) about Xavi wanting to join showbiz. Sanchez having three children active in front of the camera may be matched by Pen Medina, who has four sons who are actors, too, though not as prominently as Sanchez’s children. Medina’s thespian sons are Ping, Karl, Alex and Victor. Ping now appears with his father Pen in ABS-CBN’s Batang Quiapo. Alex, Karl and Victor, meanwhile, have played major roles in indie films. We personally know that Pen also has a lovely grown-up daughter, but she is not interested to become an actor. (Pen and I had theater workshops in our youth conducted by Joonee Gamboa and the late Adul de Leon. It was in those workshops that Pen met the would-be mother of their children.) Further back, it’s actually actor Eddie Gutierrez who used to have three sons and one daughter in showbiz: Tonton Gutierrez, Ramon Christopher (who started in showbiz without using a surname), Ruffa Gutierrez, Richard Gutierrez and his twin Raymond Gutierrez. Just a few years ago, another female Gutierrez — Janine — joined showbiz. She is the daughter of Ramon Christopher, more popularly known as “Monching,” whose mom is the singer Pilita Corrales. Janine’s mother is actor Lotlot de Leon, one of the two adopted daughters of then-couple Nora Aunor and Christopher de Leon. Tonton is Eddie’s oldest child, and his mother is beauty queen-actress Liza Lorena. A few years after he had a son with Corrales, the elder Gutierrez married Annabelle Rama, and Ruffa is their first child and only daughter. They had another son, nicknamed Rocky, before they had the twins Richard and Raymond.   World championship Gela Atayde has just gotten back from the World Hiphop Dance Championship in Phoenix, Arizona where her team, Legit Status, won the world championship on 6 August by beating 54 other teams. Gela, 21, speaks with as much overflowing self-confidence as her Kuya Arjo and Ate Ria. At her media launch in Morato, Quezon City a few days ago, Gela declared that she really likes to be recognized as a dancer and to be able to hone her acting career at the same time. “One of the big reasons why I really wanted to enter showbiz was to introduce dance. I guess as a dancer, I realized that it is not as appreciated as we hope it would be. So I guess for me since I was given the opportunity to do it, I want to explore and show everyone what dance is all about — not just hip-hop but maybe other styles so it can be talked about more often,” she said. Her first ABS-CBN project is the series Senior High, which will see her playing a campus dancer and acting alongside her mother Sylvia as well as young stars Andrea Brillantes and Kyle Echarri. The series, produced by Dreamscape Entertainment, replaces Iron Heart, topbilled by Richard Gutierrez. The upcoming show recently trended on social media as it featured SB19’s hit song “Bazinga.” Also in the show’s cast are Juan Karlos, Elijah Canlas, Zaijian Jaranilla, Xyriel Manabat, Daniela Stranner, Miggy Jimenez and Tommy Alejandrino, along with Angel Aquino, Baron Geisler and Mon Confiado. Senior High will be released on 28 August, 9:30 p.m. via the Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, JeepneyTV, A2Z and TV5. It will also stream on iWantTFC and on TFC. It’s a season of “revenge” entertainment at ABS-CBN. The just-concluded series Dirty Linen had a family avenging the death of their loved ones in the hands of a greedy well-off family, while the forthcoming film A Very Good Girl, starring internationally acclaimed actor Dolly de Leon and Kathryn Bernardo, is likewise powered by a revenge yarn. The post Make way for a new Atayde in showbiz: Gela, the younger sibling of Arjo and Ria appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 25th, 2023

The legal woes of Donald Trump

Former US president Donald Trump is facing four criminal indictments, all filed since March -- with the Republican frontrunner in the 2024 White House race possibly navigating a series of trials as he campaigns. On Thursday, he was formally arrested on 13 counts in the southern state of Georgia in connection with his alleged efforts to interfere with the results of the 2020 election, which he lost to Democrat Joe Biden. Trump has already been indicted in federal court in connection with election interference in multiple states, and over his handling of classified documents, making him the first former US president to face federal criminal charges. The twice-impeached Trump has also been charged in New York with making election-eve hush money payments to a porn star. Here are the key cases involving the 77-year-old one-term president -- and others that could materialize: Georgia election meddling Trump stands accused in Georgia of pressuring state officials to overturn Biden's election victory -- incidents that were also referred to in a federal indictment. Evidence includes a taped phone call in which he asked Georgia's then-secretary of state to "find" enough votes to reverse the result. Fulton County's top prosecutor Fani Willis has charged Trump with 13 felony counts including violating Georgia's Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, as well as six conspiracy counts over alleged efforts to commit forgery, impersonate a public official and submit false statements and documents. Eighteen co-defendants also were indicted, including Trump's former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, for pressuring local legislators over the result after the election, and Trump's White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows. 2020 election interference Special Counsel Jack Smith had already slapped Trump with four federal charges related to efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. Trump is charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, as well as conspiracy to obstruct and obstruction of an official proceeding -- the January 6, 2021, meeting of a joint session of Congress held to certify Biden's election victory. He is also charged with conspiracy to deny Americans the right to vote and to have one's vote counted. The indictment mentions six co-conspirators but none are identified -- Trump, currently the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, is the only named defendant. Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, as Congress met to certify the presidential election results. Before what was ultimately a deadly attack, Trump delivered a fiery speech urging the crowd to "fight like hell." Classified documents Trump, in another indictment brought by Smith, is accused of endangering national security by holding onto top secret nuclear and defense documents after leaving the White House. Trump kept the files -- which included records from the Pentagon, CIA, and National Security Agency -- unsecured at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida and thwarted official efforts to retrieve them, according to the indictment. Trump was initially charged with 31 counts of "willful retention of national defense information," each punishable by up to 10 years in prison. A count was added related to a classified document "concerning military activity in a foreign country." He also faces charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice, making false statements, and other offenses. The federal judge in the case has set a trial date of May 20, 2024, at the height of the presidential campaign. Stormy A New York grand jury indicted Trump in March over alleged hush money payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels. Prosecutors say the money was paid prior to the 2016 election to silence Daniels over claims she had a tryst with Trump in 2006 -- a year after he married Melania Trump. Late in the campaign, Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen arranged a payment of $130,000 to Daniels in exchange for her pledge of confidentiality, prosecutors said. That case, in which he faces 34 felony counts, is due to go to trial next March, in the middle of the Republican primary election season. Other probes Trump was found liable in a civil case for sexually abusing and defaming a former magazine columnist, E. Jean Carroll, in 1996, and ordered to pay her $5 million in damages. In New York, state Attorney General Letitia James has filed a civil suit against Trump and three of his children, accusing them of fraud by over-valuing assets to secure loans and then under-valuing them to minimize taxes. James is seeking $250 million in penalties as well as banning Trump and his children from serving as executives at companies in the city. Trump has denied all wrongdoing. The post The legal woes of Donald Trump appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 25th, 2023